Measuring Fitness Improvement

At CrossFit Scottsdale we advocate the importance of quality over
quantity. For example, the quality of your reps vs. the number of reps
completed; the quality of your WOD (Workout of the Day) vs. the top
time on the white board; a few quality workouts during the week vs. a
half hearted WOD everyday of the week.

The reason we teach quality is because everything that we do in
CrossFit as well as in life is built upon foundation. We must be
proficient in one area before moving on to the next. This is where the
quality of our reps will help determine the quality of our WOD which
in turn determines the quality of our improvements.

CrossFit Scottsdale Level Testing plays an important role for both new
members just beginning a workout program and elite competitors as
well. First of all, level testing allows us to set a goal and strive
for it. We find that focusing on a goal and the steps required to
reach it is far more effective then working out aimlessly. Secondly,
level testing allows us to set a foundation. By doing level testing we
are able to uncover areas of weakness that we have and work to make
them our strengths, something that we all need to do in order to be
well rounded. If there is a certain piece or exercise in one of the
level tests that will be tough for you then make a habit of working on
that piece before or after class and track your progress. Your results
will improve in other areas as well. Level testing also allows us to
know which classes will best fit your needs. If I am a not a Level 1
student then I will most likely need more instruction then someone who
is already a Level 3 student and can attend a class accordingly.

And of course most of all Level Testing is supposed to be FUN. It
allows us to strive for something, work hard for it, hear our names
cheered on by coaches and peers, stand on top of the podium to collect
our new bands and to wear our Level band with pride, showing off how
far we have come to achieve our goals. Because in the end our fitness
is about where we end up, not where we begin.

Warm Up
1 Mile Run

Workout of the Day
Level 1 Test Practice Chipper
40 Consecutive Push Ups
65 Sit Ups
80 Air Squats
20 Burpees
70 sec. Handstand Hold
15 Thrusters 75/55#
15 Wall Balls 20/14#
15 Push Press 75/55#
15 Double Unders (or 500 singles in a row)
20 Consecutive 20″ Box Jumps
400 Meter Sprint

Join us at CrossFit Scottsdale this Thursday at 7pm for the next Level I test.