Test 1: Bench Press 1 rep followed by max set of Pull-ups
Performance: Ramp up to a one-rep max and within 30 seconds of racking the lift begin the pull-ups. Any grip is allowed on the pull-ups as long as the range of motion is complete – all the way up and down.
Scoring: Multiply the bench press load in pounds by the number of pull-ups completed.
Modifications: Where needed use an assisted pull-up device such as a “Gravitron.”
Character: This tests the upper body for both absolute and relative strength and stamina.
Workout: This test can be practiced as a workout of three to five repetitions of the test, resting between efforts as needed.