Fitness Level is a single number that tells users how fit they are. It is a number that can range from 1-100 and is calculated by averaging the levels of 8 different categories that make up Fitness Level. Those categories are: Power Lifts, Olympic Lifts, Speed, Endurance, Bodyweight (metcons), Light (metcons), Heavy (metcons), Long (metcons). A Fitness Level of 90 means you are in the 90th percentile of the community in terms of overall fitness. An individual category level of 90 means you are in the 90th percentile of the community for that specific category. Use Fitness Level to monitor progress over time.
You can access the Fitness Level feature two different ways. One way is via the FL icon located in the top-right corner of the Home Screen. The icon will either be a number and an animal (if unlocked), or it will be a series of lock icons indicating the number of locked and unlocked FL categories.
The other way is the same FL icon via the Profile Screen. Click on the profile image from the Home Screen to get to the Profile Screen, or click on another user’s name in the app to get to theirs.
Unlock an individual category to view a category level. Unlock all 8 categories to unlock an overall Fitness Level rating. A Fitness Level rating is the average rating of all 8 individual categories.
- Power Lifts – Deadlift, Back Squat, Shoulder Press, Bench Press
- Olympic Lifts – Clean, Jerk, Snatch
- Speed – short distance running & rowing intervals
- Endurance – long distance running & rowing intervals
- Bodyweight – popular metcons without external loading
- Light – popular metcons with a light barbell, DB, or KB.
- Heavy – popular metcons with a heavy barbell, DB, or KB.
- Long – popular metcons that have an average completion time of 20+ mins
Unlock an individual category by logging 2 results for workouts that belong to that specific category.
Finding FL Workouts
Click into each of the metcon categories, then again on the “Browse Workouts” option to view workouts that belong to those categories. Results for the Power Lifts, Olympic Lifts, Speed, and Endurance categories can come from any lifting or interval based workout.
Once a result is added to a category it is valid for an entire year. This should give users plenty of time to compile results (16 total) for all 8 categories. Each logged FL workout in each category will show the logged date AND the expiration date. Keep adding data points to get a more accurate rating, and to keep individual categories from re-locking.
You can also access Fitness Level from the website by clicking on the Analyze link in the header, then again on Fitness Level from the drop-down menu.
Fitness Level Categories
The categories include Power Lifts and Olympic Lifts, which are determined by your average levels of those respective lifts. The Speed category looks at your average levels for Shorter Runs and Rows (100m to 1000m), while the Endurance category looks at Longer Runs and Rows (1000m to 10km). There are also four Conditioning/MetCon Categories. We have divided Benchmark workouts and other popular workouts into four different categories. The first three include Bodyweight, Light, and Heavy workouts, all 20 minutes and under. The Long category includes workouts where the average time to completion is greater than 20 minutes. By combining your levels in these 8 categories, we get a broad measure of your overall Fitness.
Fitness Level History
To dive into more depth, simply click on the "view more details" link from the Fitness Level graph. We have also calculated Fitness Levels retroactively, so you will have accurate Fitness Levels for your entire history on Beyond the Whiteboard. We have graphed the history of your overall fitness level, as well as the history for each of the 8 categories, so you can see how those have progressed over time.