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Old 10-05-2010, 07:42 AM   #51
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I haven't seen the testing guidelines, so unless they have very specific instructions for the breath hold, it's very technique based. Sitting still and just taking a big breath and holding it is not going to give you a great score. But if you know how to prepare for a breath hold, the way free divers do it, even an untrained person can hold their breath for much longer. You could literally double your time.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:54 AM   #52
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Entered my results into the website and man I suck:
Strength - 5.5
Muscular endurance - 3.0
Aerobic Fitness - 4.5
Anaerobic Fitness - 6.0
Explosive Power - 6.0

Overall 5.0
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:20 PM   #53
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Yeah, I love Joel and he's smart as hell but I have to say that I'm thinking his muscular endurance scale might not be entirely accurate.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:55 AM   #54
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I asked Joel and he said the numbers were fairly average for 165 lbs. because he can do 20-25 pull-ups and 100 pushups and 90 situps and weighs 210. I'm not really sure I agree with the pullup being based on weight thing--unless you are a big guy with huge legs and small arms or something. Also he said the breath hold was a factor.
Hmm...my breath hold is what probably brought up my (aerobic) endurance number. I did a pretty-good-for-me 1:42 in the breath hold, but my pushups, situps, and pullups are nowhere near Joel's numbers and he outweighs me. Some of that was expected because I tested while injured, but even my best-ever numbers aren't going to match 20-25/100/90.

I pulled an overall 5.0, which is fine. Mostly it just highlighted things I already knew I needed to work on, and made me run 1.5 miles for the first time in my life. That was kind of fun in retrospect but with asthma I won't do it again until the next test day.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #55
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Yeah, the run kicked my ass... I need to work on my cardio for sure.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:41 AM   #56
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Yeah, the run kicked my ass... I need to work on my cardio for sure.
My cardio is actually fine for actual competition or for biking.

But running? Well, let's just say it was an interesting choice. It was a raw test of my 1.5 mile running ability unbiased by actual running technique or experience on my part.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:35 PM   #57
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Joel's line of thinking on slow long-distance is really different than a lot of S+C coaches who work with MMA fighters who really push things like intervals... Not that anyone is right or wrong but he's the only one I've seen really emphasize it. I had Troy Andereson (former wrestler) write me a six-week program to get in shape for BJJ (before I train again--long story) and it has no running in it other than hill sprints; a bit of walking for active recovery though.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:45 PM   #58
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Thought this may be relevant. Bret Contreras did an interview with Joel.
http://bretcontreras.wordpress.com/2...joel-jamieson/
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:52 AM   #59
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If anyone was wondering what the Sherdog thread Donald was referring to is, I believe it's this one:

http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f13/ho...roblem-788235/

First couple of pages are the standard Sherdog foolishness, gets better later on.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:37 AM   #60
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Is that when Joel announces himself as the new sheriff in town and all that they hold dear is in fact a lie?
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