Subversive Fitness: Day 199 of 360

It’s Benchmark Day. Test yourself and see where you stand.

Day 199 of 360

Full-range high pull:

5 x 5 @ as heavy as possible in each set
2 x 10 @ 50% of heaviest 5-rep from above

Rest as needed between sets. If a set of 5 requires interruption, adjust as little as needed to complete next set uninterrupted. When the scheme is listed as “2 x 10″, it always refers to “Sets” x “Reps”.

Reminder: Position and range of motion always govern weight, and overhead is not a relative position.


6 Rocking chair
6 Strict or kipping pull-up (Or 9 jumping pull-up. No butterfly.)
6 Straight jump

Complete as many rounds and partials as possible in 7:48, and note results. Keep a violent pace and laser-focus; Benchmark is not supposed to be easy or casual.

And then, immediately:

18 Medicine ball shuttle run (20 yd. ea. @ 15lb. W, 20lb. M)

Medicine ball remains in-hand but touches the ground at the end of each sprint.

And finally, “Time under tension”:

One-arm plank hold (Organized top of push-up) + 50 V-up (10 x 5, or 5 x 10 @ each rep perfect)

Brace/ anchor as needed with non-working arm, and switch arms as needed. Work to “True” failure (loss of physical positioning) not “Relative” failure (loss of mental endurance). If time reaches two minutes, you may stop if desired. If time is under two minutes, do it again, and accumulate at least two total minutes.

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