In an effort to provide some baselines for our fitness levels here in Omaha, fitness tests are offered monthly for interested PAX members. The test is modeled after the new Army Combat Fitness Test with some modifications. We will aim to hold the test on a weekday and Saturday in the third week of each month at rotating AOs.
Like all F3 workouts, The APEX follows the core principles of F3. This test is more than just a workout. It’s an opportunity for the PAX to establish a baseline measurement, and have something to set goals with and measure progress, with regard to the 1st F, Fitness. For many guys, F3 workouts help push their fitness level higher. For a lot of guys, working out multiple times a week may be their consistent routine. For others, they may also include pre-runs, rucks, etc. This is all great. The two reasons people quit gyms, is either adversity or boredom. They either push themselves (or are pushed by a trainer) too hard, and quit due to their inability to handle that high level of adversity. Or, they get into a routine of doing the same things over and over and over, until they can’t handle the boring nature of their workout routine. F3 workouts have variety and surprise, which definitely help reduce the potential of boredom. For some guys though, they may need a little more of a challenge every once in a while, and this test can help with that. Our workouts can be difficult to determine actual physical progress, but having a standardized test to track progress helps with understanding progress made. It also helps with understanding your fitness strengths and weaknesses. Why do we need to challenge ourselves in this manner though? We aren’t Olympic athletes. Most of us likely don’t play much by the way of competitive sports any longer. So what are we training for? We’re training for, and challenging ourselves for life. For the hard things in life that are planned or unplanned. To help us better overcome the challenges that we are faced, that often times are unexpected. This test can be a bit of a mental challenge. There are components that suck, and take a good deal of mental strength to push yourself to complete. Doing hard things like this only make us better and more capable of handling LIFE.
The test is offered monthly to help reduce the FOMO that may be experienced if it were offered less frequently. It is offered on a weekday and a Saturday every month to help accommodate schedules. It is offered at different locations to help accommodate commute times and to be accessible to all of our PAX.
PATCHES: The APEX offers up an opportunity to earn patches showing your progress in your pursuit of hitting your fitness goals. The APEX patch is earned after attending four (4) APEX tests. After receiving the APEX patch, in the following APEX tests, if you beat two (2) of your personal records (PRs), you will earn the “Beast” patch. After earning the “Beast” patch, if you beat another two (2) PRs, you will earn the “Conquerer” patch.
Third-F: The APEX also has a 3rd F component where we help give back to the communities that make this test possible. We conduct our test at various locations throughout the metro area, and we want to help improve those locations where we can. In partnership with the Cities of Omaha and Papillion, the APEX is raising funds to help pay for park and/or trail improvements. We are also working towards projects in the parks and on the trails that F3 Omaha PAX can also donate their time to help with park and trail improvements. If you’d like to help contribute to this fund or donate your time, you can reach out to the APEX site-Q, Hard Hat, for more details.
Triple Broad Jump
2:00 T-MERKINS (AKA HAND-RELEASE PUSH-UP ARM EXTENSION)
2 MILE RUN
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