How is Fitness Level calculated?

Important Notes about Fitness Levels:

  • There is a specific list of Workouts and Movements that are used in calculating your Fitness Level. These workouts must be done as Rx’d (not modified) in order to receive a level for that workout. If you don’t have any qualifying results for a category, you won’t have a level for that category.

  • Modified workouts do not receive a level. At this point, there is no acceptable method for comparing differently scaled workouts (that doesn’t mean we haven’t been trying, or that we’re giving up…)

  • Modified workout results are all put below Rx’d results when calculating levels. It’s a standard practice across our community that someone who completes a workout Rx’d automatically beats someone who scales, even though sometimes the scaled time might be considered a better performance. We realize this is not always true, but looking through the data, we discovered the exceptions were pretty rare and not statistically significant.

  • We only consider your best score/time/lift over the Last 6 Months. We don’t look at your awesome Fran from 4 years ago, because it doesn’t tell us very much about what you are capable of currently. Conversely, if you are sick, having a bad day, taking it easy, etc., we will not hold that against you. As long as you have a better performance on that workout/lift in the last 6 months, your level will not go down. You will have a little time to redeem yourself while that older result is still within the 6 month window.

  • We automatically pull in Power Lifts and Olympic Lifts from lifting workouts, so you don’t have to do a specific 1RM workout to get credit. We also pull in run and row intervals (e.g. 4 x 400m runs) if they are your fastest, and use them for your Speed and Endurance Categories.

  • Fitness Level is only updated once a week. Every Sunday night (PST).

  • By drilling down to the Category Pages (Analyze > Fitness Level > Bodyweight, e.g.) you can see all the workouts that count for that category, and which one you have done in the last 6 months.

Confidence Rating

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In addition to receiving a Fitness Level for your account, you will also be assigned a Confidence Rating. This rating tells you how accurate your Fitness Level actually is. The rating can be high, moderate, or low and reflects the validity of your level. The more Fitness Level workouts you have results for, the more confident we are that your Fitness Level is a true representation of your abilities.

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