MEStrong - Assessment Class

Back in the spring we launched our new class formats and names and with that we added in a "testing class" called MEStrong. MEStrong is a "training session help you track your progress. These classes are sprinkled into our schedule and will test your strength and endurance in one session."

So what does that mean?

A TRUE TEST OF ENDURANCE to measure where you are today and see your progress as you go. 

The workout:

Warmup -5 mins
2000m Row
-10 Push Ups
-10 Squats
-10 TRX Pull Ups
-10 Alternating V Ups

1000m Row
-10 Push Ups
-10 Squats
-10 TRX Pull Ups
-10 Alternating V Ups

500m Row
-10 Push Ups
-10 Squats
-10 TRX Pull Ups
-10 Alternating V Ups

300m Row
-10 Push Ups
-10 Squats
-10 TRX Pull Ups
-10 Alternating V Ups

100m Row
-Plank hold till you drop!

The goal was to really push yourself on the rowing machine so we can measure your VO2 max as well as record your rowing times so we can compare next quarter when we do the class again.

Why is VO2 max important? Well, it's a measure of your aerobic fitness.  As you get in better cardiovascular shape you will see this number improve. Those new to fitness will see much larger improvement in this number than those who workout regularly 3-4 days/week which was why we also recorded times for each distance as well as how many rounds each person finished.

We had some awesome results from finishing the class in 23 minutes to hitting some PRs in all the distances. It was so much fun to see everyone really push themselves on and off the rower.

If you missed it this quarter watch for it on the schedule in October.  Here is what some of the members had to say about the class.

"Rowing long distances was tough but a really good endurance challenge... I filled in all my stars so I'm counting it as a win 😬!"

"Tough workout but definitely doable."

 "I finished - so that’s success!! Felt pretty good, considering how challenging that was!"

"I still haven't caught my breath... good workout though!"

"Siri gave a goal for power range for the 2000m, which was helpful. I just tried to zone out and keep that number roughly the same."

"I was thrilled to know what my vo2 level was. As a former smoker I wanted to know what my lungs were up too. The workout was hard but doable. I can't wait to see what happens next time."

"Do it! busted my ass and happy to have a baseline from which to measure improvement - very motivating!"

 

 

 

Megan Cooper