Achieving Grueling Workout Standards
Joined a gym and now what? Want to get in shape but not sure what to shoot for besides trying to firm up, lose weight, and look good? What kind of shape should you get in? What kind of goals and standards are there to focus on achieving?
Now everyone has heard of boot camp. The grueling workout that gets the military in top shape. Training to achieve numbers to be successful and better. One example is the US Navy Ready Fitness exam. This exam consist of curl ups (sit ups), pushups, and running a 1.5 mile. The curl ups and pushups are done in two minutes. The timed 1.5 mile is walk and/or ran. Then the number is divided by three and a raw score produced. The goal is to be satisfactory or better.
Here is the fun part. The US Navy has provided all the math for you. The groupings are divided gender and age. The age sections are from 18 to 65. All you need to do is look under your gender and age to see just how many curl ups, pushups, and how fast to do the 1.5 mile.
This may give you a focus for your gym work out to see if you are meeting standards.
US Navy Ready Fitness Exam. Retrieved from http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical/Documents/Guide%205-Physical%20Readiness%20Test.pdf
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