If you’re not assessing, then you’re just guessing. That’s why every fitness journey should start with benchmarking your current fitness.
Performing a fitness test is important because it indicates your current fitness level and strength to accurately plan your training. it also enables you to track and measure your progress over time by retesting yourself periodically.
Thankfully you don’t need to perform complex, expensive or extravagant fitness tests under the supervision of a personal trainer to benchmark your fitness, you can do it yourself.
These basic tests – which you can do at home or in the gym – will provide valuable insights into your current fitness levels to take your training to the next level.