Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pre-P90X Fit Test

According to the P90X materials:
Before starting an extreme fitness program like P90X, it's important to know where you stand and if your current fitness level is adequate. ... If you can't do what is listed below, you'll see better results by doing another exercise program before you take on P90X.
After shelling out big bucks on the program and equipment, I sure as hell wasn't going to fail the fit test.

A few nights ago, I took the 40-minute fit test, quickly moving from pull ups to vertical leaps, push ups , toe touches, wall squats, bicep curls and in & outs. I meticulously wrote down all my results on a sheet of paper.

I then proceeded to lose that sheet of paper.

Here's what I remember:

Resting Heart Rate: 57 bpm
Pull-ups: 7
Vertical leap: 20 inches
Push ups: 45
Toe Touch: +2 inches
Wall Squat: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Bicep Curls w/Dumbbells: 13 @ 30 pounds
In & Outs: 25

With any luck, in 90 days, I'll crush these numbers. (And by "crush," I mean "not do worse than.")