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Old 06-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #11
Bill M. Hesse
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Re: For Fun: Simplified Fitness Test(s)

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Good point on the short time domains. I like the suggestions - Bill, as far as demographic, I guess I was picturing anyone who thinks they are in shape by society's standards...
If they are a non-CF'er or lifter I would probably stand by my long jump sub-max, and leg press.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:06 AM   #12
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Re: For Fun: Simplified Fitness Test(s)

The problem with fitness tests, and designing fitness tests, is a bit of a Schrodinger's Cat problem. The test becomes biased by the person designing the test. What that individual values, whether consciously or unconsciously, becomes part of the test in some way.

That is why I think the random testing element, such as performing some of the Benchmark WODs, is a much better way to go. It's not practical for organizations, such as the military and fire department, but I think it gives a much broader picture of what the individual is capable of.


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Old 06-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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Re: For Fun: Simplified Fitness Test(s)

you didn't really state if these were 3 individual modalities, or if they could be challenges, or "events" such as a CF type workout?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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Re: For Fun: Simplified Fitness Test(s)

Personally I think what one can do in <5 min is more indicative of practical/functional fitness than something >5 min. Also, imo, it would need to be something that any healthy person can do (eg. any healthy person can run, jump, and do a push-up, and most healthy people cannot complete Fran w/o specific training)

So my three tests would be short and simple:

Run 200 m.
Vertical jump
Max. Push-ups
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