Before anyone chimes in that every MMA fighter can deadlift more than their body weight, I’ll say again this is to represent BASIC fitness, in other words what every adult (16-60?) should be able to achieve physically so they can live a healthy life, do meaningful work, and survive moderate danger.
For those wondering, this is:
1/2 bodyweight shoulder press
Standing long jump as far as you can spread your arms
Climb a wall you must jump to grasp
Running 1000x your height in 10 min is about a 9 min mile pace for men, 10 min pace for women
If anyone has ideas for advanced or elite fitness along the same lines, could be interesting to do a series of images.
For everyone pointing out that most people are overweight or lazy and can’t come close to these standards (I read once that only 20%-30% of Americans can do ONE push-up!) that is true, but these are all things people SHOULD be able to do with a minimum of working out and concern for themselves.
According to strengthlevel.com an average weight male with no training other than how to do the movement should be able to one rep shoulder press 40% of their bodyweight, while someone with 6 months of training should be able to do close to 60%, so I don’t think a half-weight press is too crazy, although it might be the hardest of the standards here.
weightlifting is way overdone in USA and probably why USA isn’t competitive in International Football Competition which requires more real world fitness capability like speed, stamina, agility, power instead of just brutishly lifting some heavy object for 3 to five reps and calling it “fitness”