Thursday marked our second fitness test through the league. The first one was held last September and our training committee plans on holding them every four months to track progress.
Last session I recorded my results and set some new goals. I’m pleased to report that I bettered myself on all but one test and met my goal on most of them! It’s really satisfying to see the goals I’m setting come to fruition.
Here are the stats, with comparisons. New goals will come, I just need to think on them for a bit.
Results Chart (Nerd Power!)
|First Attempt (Sept ’11)||Old Goal||Second Attempt (Jan ’12)||New Goal|
|T-Test||12.8 sec||11.8 sec||12.0 sec||??|
|Plank||5:15 min||6:00 min||6:11 min||??|
|15 m Sprint*||3.1 sec||2.8 sec||N/A||N/A|
|20 m Sprint*||N/A||N/A||4.25 sec||??|
|Broad Jump||1.74 m||1.84 m||1.76 m||??|
|Beep Test||Level 6.2, 43 shuttles||Level 7||Level 7.8, 57 shuttles||??|
GREEN = Goal Achieved
YELLOW = Goal Not Achieved, But Improvement Made
RED = Goal Not Achieved, No Improvement
*Because of the difference in sprint length for this round of testing I wasn’t able to do a formal comparison. However when I break it down by seconds per metre, I was 2% SLOWER the second test. Boourns.
After analyzing my results, I’ve come to realize that I need to concentrate on fitness activities that require short bursts of power because in all the categories that require the short bursts ( jumping, sprinting) I have much room for improvement. So I can see me focusing more heavily on that in the next four months!
I’ll update the chart with new goals when I can sit down and seriously think some out.