Using the Athletic Skill Levels in the gym

Last week gym members tested their strength and endurance by doing a max set of push-ups, one of many drills that make up the Athletic Skill Levels. For example, Level 1 requires 10 push-ups (on toes, not knees). We'll test a skill every week and record the results for all gym members on the appropriate Skill Level sheet. Recording the max sets is intended to show people where their strengths are, where they need work, and what skill level they're at over all; help them define goals to work on; and track progress over time when the same skills are tested again.

This week we're testing the "core" exercises (exercises for the core of your body, that is): sit-ups (Level 1), V-ups (Level 2) and overhead squats (Levels 3 and 4).

The week before last was the first testing week and the exercise was the squat.