NCFIT Benchmark Philosophy

 

NCFIT Benchmark Philosophy

AT THE OUTSET OF EACH PROGRAMMING YEAR,

the NCFIT Programming Team sits down and outlines what we want to test from a benchmark perspective, why we want to test those workouts, and how might the year shape up with those benchmarks in mind. Generally, we consider (2) different types of benchmarks at NCFIT...first, benchmarks that will repeat with regularity through the year (3x/year), and second, benchmarks that will not repeat with as much regularity throughout the year (1-2x/year).

Benchmark testing plays an important role in tracking the effectiveness of the overall program and pushing the athletes to reach new heights. Now, let's breakdown two different sets of benchmarks...


THE FIRST GROUP OF BENCHMARKS…

The first group of benchmarks are laid out carefully at the beginning of the year. The team lines up these benchmarks up against some of our goals and will expect to see significant progress on the workout or test over the course of the year. We test these 3x/year. This group includes some specific NCFIT Benchmarks that we will repeat again in 2020 as well as some other classic tests. The classic tests we chose for 2019 may not necessarily repeat with the same regularity in 2020. When looking at this group as a whole, we wanted a broad enough exposure to the stimulus to assess overall fitness. Are there other tests that when put together paint a great picture of fitness? Sure are! But for better or worse, these are the ones we chose and in 2020 we will choose a different set of tests. 


THE SECOND GROUP OF BENCHMARKS…

The second group of benchmarks is a more fluid list. These workouts are added or subtracted from the program based on how the year flows and how the athletes are responding to the program. This group of benchmarks includes NCFIT custom classics (the group of workouts with the great names!), classic CF benchmarks, Hero workouts, and other popular tests. These will only be tested once or perhaps twice a year. We like including these as tests but also because athletes love seeing these workouts pop up. They are fun, and athletes enjoy the "named" workout experience. With this in mind, we will continue to produce NCFIT custom classics that will show up for years to come.

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Matt D.

Matt (MDV) is Chief Fitness Officer here at NCFIT. He currently sits at NCFIT Campbell but you’ll see him all around the Bay Area. MDV is a L3 Certified Coach and was a member of CFHQ Seminar Staff for 4 years. He did his first CrossFit workout in 2006 during his first year of law school...his mom is still shaking her head.
 
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