Monthly Benchmarks Beginning in January

Dec 27th, 2011

Monthly Benchmarks Beginning in January


AJ & Julie at the holiday party

In an effort to create a tighter feedback loop for your performance in the gym, beginning in January, we’ll be designating a strength benchmark and a conditioning benchmark that will be tested at the beginning of the month and then again at the end of the month.  The benchmarks will change each month, but it will always be a pair:  one strength movement and one conditioning workout.

For January, the benchmarks will be as follows:


Back Squat 5-Rep Max

Conditioning Workout:

Max Rounds Plus Reps in 10 Minutes:
7 Pull-Ups
10 Hand-Release Push-Ups

These two workouts will be programmed into our normal workout cycle; no need for you to do them during rest days.

The benchmarks will give you a clearer idea of how you’re progressing and will give us a quick assessment of whether our programming is hitting the mark.  In other words, it’s a win-win for all parties involved.