We took the semi annual pft today. I can't say I'm surprised with the result. I'm not disappointed either. I firmly believe the purpose of the test is to MEASURE readiness and see where your program is taking you. It doesn't mean practicing those events as the sole basis of your training program although some practice isn't a bad idea. Distance running requires some distance running to develop efficiency.
Today's result tells me what I knew all along. Improve run, keep working the pull ups and hit the hang leg raises etc....DUH. I didn't realize exactly how poor my crunch performance would be today and was a little disappointed but then again, I couldn't stop laughing at myself during the event.
I can say with certainty that I won't be working on running in the near future. I'm actually in a completely different training cycle at the moment. Improvement in THIS test is not a goal at the moment. A goal is to do the test and recover quickly so that I can return to normalcy as quickly as possible and have as little pain as possible.
How will I change my program?
Simple, I plan to add 1 or 2 exercises that will improve EVERY area of strengh that I need to achieve my goals.
2. Hanging Leg Raise.
That's it! It really is that easy. No need for the latest 'Ken & Barbie exercises' or the new craze--the PX90. (No thanks).
Run - 24.50 (I wasn't last)
Pull up - 15
Crunch 85 (WTHO)
The score is a first class. Glad it is done, I can concentrate on other goals for a while.
Rx - add above exercises, work pull ups consistently, throw in some DOE man makers in the fall.
I am curious about how I will feel (back) the rest of the week.
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