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WWII fitness test
« on: December 03, 2012, 03:29:17 pm »
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this didn't really fit anywhere else so putting it in track and field: http://artofmanliness.com/2011/09/12/are-you-as-fit-as-a-world-war-ii-gi/.

1. pull ups
2. squat jumps
3. push ups
4. sit ups
5. indoor shuttle run (total 250 yards)

would be kind of fun to test this and see how we all stack up. a perfect score is pretty intense, you need 20 pull ups, 75 squat jumps, 54 push ups, 79 sit ups (in two minutes), and 41 seconds in the shuttle run. there are strict guidelines for each exercise. who do you think is the fittest person on the board, by these measurements? my guess is kingfish, at the moment. no one else comes to mind as being very "fit" in this way.
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sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 05:40:26 am »
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I'm guessing you're meant to do the exercises one after another with no rest? I might give this a go when I'm 100% again. I know I could probably do the situps and pushups, 20 strict form pullups would kill me though.

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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 07:25:48 am »
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I'm going with Nightfly.

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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 10:04:46 am »
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I'm guessing you're meant to do the exercises one after another with no rest? I might give this a go when I'm 100% again. I know I could probably do the situps and pushups, 20 strict form pullups would kill me though.

i don't think it's quite with no rest. it was meant to be done with large groups, in waves. you can probably take 5-10 minutes between.

also, are you sure about the sit ups? they're to be done with legs straight, and elbow to opposite knee at the top of the movement. takes a bit longer than a regular sit up. i don't think i could get 79 in 120 seconds. or 54 push ups chest-to-floor, for that matter.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 10:47:21 am »
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I'd like to think I could do this relatively easily with exception of the pullups, if I got 20 they wouldn't be strict form for sure lol!
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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 10:17:48 pm »
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I'm guessing you're meant to do the exercises one after another with no rest? I might give this a go when I'm 100% again. I know I could probably do the situps and pushups, 20 strict form pullups would kill me though.

i don't think it's quite with no rest. it was meant to be done with large groups, in waves. you can probably take 5-10 minutes between.

also, are you sure about the sit ups? they're to be done with legs straight, and elbow to opposite knee at the top of the movement. takes a bit longer than a regular sit up. i don't think i could get 79 in 120 seconds. or 54 push ups chest-to-floor, for that matter.

Ah, I forgot about the time limit for the sits, maybe not. It looks fun though. I reckon Nightfly, T0dday or Mutumbo would be amongst the best if everyone tried it.

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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 02:49:37 pm »
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todday, mutumbo, nightfly, all very strong in the weightroom and also very often on the track/field/court.
i am not aware if kingfish still does bball/sprints/sled drags, even if not he could probably do it too.
Injury-free acole is a strong outsider too.
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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 02:55:31 pm »
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I think the situps would be the hardest part IMO. I've never even seen someone perform one like described the just the movement would feel awkward. Give a few guys on here.a week or so to practice the movement and I bet they'd get it.
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Re: WWII fitness test
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 03:13:37 pm »
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makes me want to substitute the 20 pull-up challenge and 100 push-up challenge for my upper body work.

http://hundredpushups.com/index.html#sthash.hrkb0FKT.dpbs


http://twentypullups.com/
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses