Last week Ian Mellis sent me an email regarding UK Sports Train Like Champions search. You can read the entire article here. They have all the top scores listed as well for various tests…some of the tests I’m going to have to find out the protocols for but we might have to have a go at bettering some of the results posted.
TRAIN LIKE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE – TOP SCORES
Bench Press (1RM) (kg) Men: 130 Women: 70 – This one we can definitely better.
Squat (3RM) (kg) Men: 240 Women: 95 – This one we can also better. (Just realised I should of had Louise do 95kg this evening.)
40m sprint (sec) Men: 4.92 Women: 5.64 – This one I’m not sure about but I’d love to find out about…time to get the timing gates out.
Medicine Ball Throw (m) Men: 7.2 Women: 5.5 – I need to find out how heavy this medicine ball is.
Press Ups – 60 sec Men: 104 Women: 68 – …and here I was thinking 100 push ups in 60 seconds was physiologically impossible.
Standing Long Jump (m) Men: 3.07 Women: 2.32 – I think we’d get close to this as well.
Standing Triple Jump (m) Men: 8.24 Women: 7.06 – This is another one that I have no idea about.
Cycle – 3 min (average W) Men: 476 Women: 323 – This is another I’ve no idea but intend to find out result.
Row – 2 km (min:sec) Men: 06:34 Women: 07:20 – I’m confident that we can better this.
Run – Cooper Test (m) Men: 3700 Women: 3300 – These results seem very dodgy to me…as I remember scoring 3765m or something around that in testing when I was competing. I doubt that a man and women both coincidentally finished their 12 minutes efforts on exactly 3700m and 3300m respectively.
I wonder how many of the athletes that set any of these marks could equal or better any of the others? I think we’d have more than a few athletes in the gym that could match and or better several of these ‘bests’ in the same testing session. We’ll definitely have to have a crack at some of them anyhow.