I gotta say I love my job. In 2013 I did a lot of coaching in the form of personal training, myofascial assisted stretch, and over 250 individual athletic tests. What I love about athletic testing is that you can help quantify people’s ability, give them feedback about their performance, and then cut them loose to with the knowledge on how to improve, as well as a yard stick to measure by. Cool stuff.
However, today was quite a surprise. In the seven years of Athletic testing at the Bentall Centre Athletic Club, I haven’t seen major records broken like this in both the Men’s and Woman’s categories.
First, with is permission, let me tell you a little something about Chris Waite. Here’s a guy in his early 40’s with young family who trains 3-4 night a week in jujutsu, among skiing, weights, and running. Not only did he lose 5 kg since August 6th, but he added 15% to his aerobic capacity, 10% to his hand grips (128kg combined), and 6 cm to his vertical jump, all while losing 3.5% body fat landing at 14.89%. Wow.
So, I’d like to applaud the fact he now holds the club record for consecutive full push ups at 84. Beating the record set by a 26 year old in 2012 of 83reps. Awesome. Next, I can’t even believe… Chris managed a straight up standing vertical jump of 65cm. Another Club vertical jump record. 5080watts per jump. Well done for Chris on a 168cm frame.
Next, I’d like to give credit to Anahita Mohammadi. Another fitness enthusiast who also cracked the women’s modified push up record completing consecutive 60 reps. She also attained a perfect composite musculoskeletal score, and took many steps forward in her journey to her ultimate fitness goals.
Thanks for the great surprises today. See you next year!
May 2014 be fun filled fitness for all of you.