By Ryan Humphries
Co-Founder: Axistence Athletics
If you haven't read the previous post: (Please Step Away From The Scale: How To REALLY Measure Your Progress), please do so now.
*Disclaimer* Not every human needs to test themselves with every movement listed.
However, excluding injuries and mobility limitations, I do beleive most adventure athletes who want to level up should indeed get curious as to where they stand with the following:
Technical Skill Acquisition
**Technical Max is the maximal load that can be performed without changing the athlete's posture. The speed may be slower, but the integrity of the mechanics should remain the same.
Work (Glycolytic) Capacity:
Work (Aerobic) Capacity:
*These could both be considered more glycolytic, but they typically take longer and the lungs are often the limiting factor.
The tests above are but a snapshot of the literally 1000's out there that one could measure themselves against. However, I've chosen the ones above because they are extremely objective and I believe they encompass a total body assessment of fitness. I encourage you to learn and measure at least several of the tests above and assess your progress. Because in the end, if you're not assessing, you're guessing :)
If you're curious as to how you stack up with these movements (what weights you should use and/or how many times you should be able to perform them), or you'd like to get a baseline assessment to learn the technical skills before practicing the tests, please reach out to an Axistence Coach!
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