Welcome to what I hope to be the last time you begin an exercise routine. You'll learn about exercise testing made simple and how to perform these tests on your own.
There are many tests out there to prepare yourself for an exercise routine. With any of them its a great way to set a baseline. That way when a retest happens the baseline will provide feedback whether you're on the right path or not. I have a VERY simple mind and that's how I operate, therefore exercise testing made simple comes very easy to me and by the end of this post it will for you too.
Motivation comes both from external and internal sources. I teach my clients to eventually motivate themselves and completely understand, at the beginning, that external sources of motivation are needed. The scale, however, serves no purpose. It only reports how much total physical mass a person is carrying at the moment of measurement. That's why I created this post to get rid of the scale and come into the fact that exercise testing made simple will become both an external and internal motivator for you.
What kind of testing do you need before starting an exercise routine?
Start with your annual physical from your primary care doctor. That way you will have medical clearance to begin an exercise routine.
Then, grab a pen and paper, preferably a notebook that you care about and will keep for the long haul. When measuring be sure to pay attention to and note the technique you choose to use.
There are many tests that will be beneficial to you like an exercise stress test (Which requires more time and most likely more money AND a professional), but for the sake of keeping things simple, you'll be starting with three simple spots on your body to measure.
JedKobernusz.com Exercise Testing Made Simple (Measurements)
Three Simple Measurements
- Belly Button
In the video, I say measure your right side, but really it doesn't matter. Simply note whichever side you use and be consistent with that side each time you measure and remeasure. If you want an even simpler way to measure yourself, then go by your waist size. Make sure to note your beginning waist size and take some “before pics”. You don't have to share them with anyone, but they make for great motivators on the days where you feel like “nothing is working”.
After your measuring is finished now the work begins…
There are many people out there claiming that they have the EXACT way to either make you feel better or keep you coming back. I don't want either of those. My style of coaching goes against ALL styles. Because of the way I coach, I'm putting myself out of business.
My goal for each person in the #Kobernation is to NOT need me sitting right beside you telling you what to do. Therefore I want you to be better than me at EVERYTHING I teach you. I am as genuine as they get. Being this kind of coach not only sets me apart because I teach you how to do this without me, I also give away ALL of the BEST stuff for free.
Let's talk about what I use versus what other people use to assess your progress. It's a little four letter word that we all want more of and seem to never have enough of…
T – I – M – E
Because of this way of testing, you not only will have a great baseline, you also will have a way to improve. There are variables to this, but for the most part, you are on your honor as far as progress goes.
You can't cheat TIME. Well, that's not entirely true, but your health is like a marriage, if you cheat on it, then it won't work.
In conclusion, we all want more time to do what we want right? With this pre-test, you'll have a great baseline to improve upon. Exercise testing made simple saves you time too and who wouldn't want more time?!
JedKobernusz.com Exercise Testing Made Simple (Movement Testing)
Warm-Up – 5 Minutes Cardio
4 Rounds for Time
- 30 Push-ups
- 40 Sit-ups
- 50 Squats
Cool Down – 5 Deep Breaths In Down Dog Pose
You Got This!
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