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First Attempt at the Serpentine Agility Test fitness testing

Last week I put myself and a few Central PA summer league friends through the serpentine agility test.

The test was easy to set up and easy to run. It's an ideal pre-summer league test. Players get warmed up for their game, the test doesn't take long, and players get to encourage each other as... more!
Fitness Testing May: t-test, 40, sprint fatigue fitness testing

This is the list of the fitness tests I’ve be using to measure my progress:

1. timed mile
2. 30 m sprint fatigue test
3. t test
4. 40 yard sprint time
5. 300 meter sprint time
6. standing vertical

I've previously discussed my rationale for each test.

Recently, I did the t-test, 40 m sprint, and... more!
Fitness Testing May: vert, mile, 300 meters fitness testing

I've been fairly terrible at doing regular fitness testing.  Perhaps I was traumatized by my last testing experience in January.


My vertical is now 22 inches.  This is exactly the same as at this time last year and one inch higher than last time I tested in February.  I... more!
Vertical Jump Testing: Courtesy of Colin McIntyre fitness testing

Last time Colin McIntyre was visiting the Philly area he brought me this crazy contraption:

vertical jump tester

Yes, it is a finely hand crafted vertical jump tester!

Here is what Colin has to say about why he did it and where he got some ideas for how to make it:

I met Tim Morrill at the... more!
Fitness testing in the bleak midwinter: T-test, 40, and sprint fatigue fitness testing sprint fatigue test t test

Today I braved the cold to repeat the T-test and the sprint fatigue test.   Testing conditions were not ideal.  The temperature was around 36 degrees and by the time we were done with the sprint fatigue test, it was nearly dark.  The ground was not frozen, but it... more!
Timed Mile: Jan 2010 fitness testing timed mile

Today I repeated my timed mile test.  Looking at my previous test in November, I'm a little embarrassed!  I said I'd be working on my endurance.  In truth, I've been writing about interval training more often than actually doing it.  I've been a lot more focused on basic... more!
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