Fitness Standards

I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know it was this bad.  This is a pretty staggering statistic, only 1 in 3 California students earned a “healthy” score on the state’s physical fitness test.  The test includes a one mile run, push-ups, and curl-ups (I assume this is some sort of sit-up).

Talk about starting off on the wrong foot.  I know, budgets are tight and school test scores are way down, so something’s gotta give, and physical education is an easy target.  But this the health and wellness of future generations we’re talking about.  Is this the best we can do?  Does anyone even care?

You can read more on this topic here.

CrossFit, being a maturing sport/activity, also has some fitness standards as well.  Here is one from CrossFit L.A.’s website.  See where you rank and then set some goals based off of the standards and milestones in this chart.

Click here to download the list.

Thursday’s Skill:

1 mile run

Ring work: static holds, skin the cat, muscle up practice

Workout of the Day (WOD):

For time, complete 20 – 15 – 10 – 5 reps of:

Kettlebell swings

Goblet squats

Try not to put the kettlebell down.

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John, Sal, and Benny going for the ring L-sit.

Not your normal push-ups, ring push-ups fire a lot of the small, stabilizing muscles.

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