After 8 weeks of training we put everyone through one last rugged workout. As in week one, we did an assessment to measure everyone's upper/lower body strength endurance, as well as their work capacity and stamina.
During the lower body strength endurance tests, we used 4 exercises (2 with a 40 or 60# sandbag) and had them perform each a certain number of reps for a total of 4 min. and then allowed a 3 min rest.
The upper body test used 3 exercises and they again performed each for certain number of reps, one after the other, for a total of 4 min.
The work capacity series was probably the most challenging mentally as each person had to complete 3 exercises for 5 rounds in as fast of time as they could. The three exercises we used were sandbag getups (5x), burpees (5x) and 200m sprint (100 down and back). Dave Harms set the bar on this one as he used his excellent aerobic capacity to set a blazing time of 8:18 (an average of just over 1.5 min per round.
Then last we did the stamina series consisting of 2 rounds of: 400m bucket carries (60#) and 1200m run. Dave again set the fastest time with an impressive time of 15:35 (a drop of 3.5 min from his initial assessment).
Thank you to everyone who took part in this, I know you all gave your best effort each week.