Sunday, November 23, 2008

Testing week

We've just finished a week of baseline testing in the gym, on the track, and on the water. There are a bunch of out-of-towners here at the training center and I'm glad, because it's more lively and fun than normal. For me, the testing went fairly well considering it started less than 24 hours after the half-marathon.

Some numbers, compared to testing at the end of September (7 weeks ago)

Weighted chin-ups: 25% increase in weight
Max. Bench pull: 8% increase in weight
Max number of chin-ups: 20% increase

And, coupled with my nifty 0% increase in body weight, we are looking at an official improvement in strength-to-weight ratio in the past 7 weeks!! Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

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