We’ve all been there and if we’re true to ourselves we all think we’re pretty strong, at least stronger than the guy next to you, right. Well here are 6 fitness tests you should be able to pass if you want to lay hold to the claim.
1. Can you back squat twice your body weight?
If your back squat is solid, every other lower-body strength exercise works well behind it. Squat work your body’s most powerful muscles: your glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Hitting double body weight is a sure-fire way to say you have what it takes.
2. Can you bench press your body weight?
Bench-press bragging rights start at this point. 1.5 times your body weight is even better. Being able to do this any given day is the ultimate sign that you’re an alpha.
3. Can you run a 2km in 10 Minutes
Marines run a lot for a reason. Regular high intensity running and sprinting
Is an indicator of peak whole body muscle performance.
4. Can you do 15 pull-ups?
To nail 15 clean pull-ups, with overhand grip takes some serious effort and you have to engage all your muscles—lower body, core, and upper body all at once. Fifteen of these babies and you’ll learn how to use your muscles in synergy. Most people out there can’t even do 10. Marines, they do about a 100.
5. Can you complete a 2km row in 7 minutes?
Not only do you need a killer set of lungs to pull this, but it’s also a test of your mental toughness more than your physical fitness. You’ll think you won’t, but you’ll want to. Trust me. Passing this test tells you have the breath and power to sustain the effort for a good amount of time, which is the key to taking the victory. Rowing is no joking matter if you do it right. It engages the entire body’s muscles for maximum output.
Last but not the least…
6. Can you do 50 body weight push-ups?
A push-up is a total-body functional movement that is great for increasing strength and has the added benefit of engaging the core and lower body. This is a true test of a man’s strength and stamina.
Were you able to pass these 6 fitness tests with flying colours?