Sometimes a good challenge is great motivation. I am a hugely in favour of tracking progress as you embark on your fitness/health journey. There seems to be nothing better than seeing your lifts increase over a monthly basis or watching your body fat levels drop. Today in the day of excel spreadsheets, and web-apps it is all too easy to track progression, which is awesome.
Always looking for another challenge and more stats to track I came across the US Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test and get a perfect score. To get a perfect score, I need to do 20 pull-ups, 100 crunches and a 3-mile run in 18minutes. A female perfect score is 70 seconds on the flexed arm hang, 100 crunches, and a 21 minute three mile run. Personally I take the Spartan approach to training and don’t think females should have a different training regime to males.
I have given myself a maximum of 5 months to get the score. (July 1st 2011) and will be tracking myself weekly/bi-weekly to see how I am going.
I am going to stick to my regular training during this period, however will add a few challenge specific exercises. I will layout these exercises in the next week or so, for others to use or abuse.
Anyone else up for a challenge?!