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The Fitness Test

Sunday, May 04, 2014

I did this test for BL25 on Saturday.It wasn't too difficult to organise. I mapped a walk around my district so that I established a one mile route and got round it in 18 minutes which I didn't think was too bad. I wrote down exactly where I went so that when I redo the test I'll be comparing like with like. The same applies to the step-ups. I have a step but even on its highest setting I don't think it was quite 12" so I will repeat the test on the same bit of equipment so that my results will be valid. The thing that really surprised me was that I did better with the modified push-ups than with the crunches. I think following the SP guidelines had something to do with it as I have never done crunches properly before. And as a result my back isn't aching! I entered and submitted my results on-line to BLC but I also wrote them down for my own interest and comparative purposes.
Overall, I didn't think my fitness levels were too bad given my age and recent exerciseless weeks! But there's certainly room for improvement and the thought of the results will be added motivation to sustain regular exercise and activity, not just over the next 11 weeks but as a long term commitment.


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HIP-WITCH 5/6/2014 10:07PM

    emoticon emoticon on doing so well, Penny! emoticon

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ARTJAC 5/5/2014 5:07AM


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1CRAZYDOG 5/4/2014 9:46PM


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MICKEYH 5/4/2014 8:44PM

    Well done on fitness test! emoticon

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CHEBBA 5/4/2014 6:42PM

    Well done! I always like your positive attitude. You Rock!


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LADYCALICO 5/4/2014 1:39PM

    Good going. Everybody is so different, I aced the walking and crunch tests with no difficulty and couldn't do even 1 modified push-up. Skipped the bench though because 12" step hurt my bad knees. Congratulations to anyone who comes out excellent on all 4, especially if you are no longer the proverbial spring chicken.

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ROSINVN 5/4/2014 11:36AM

    Congratulations. It is jus a measure of improvement so i am taking the same attitude as you. I will be comparing like with like. I have done it all but the mile walk which i will do tomorrow morning. emoticon on your fitness levels

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/4/2014 10:34AM

    Great job on finishing those tests. I still need to do them. Have fun finding ways to improve your scores.

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GOANNA2 5/4/2014 9:20AM

    Way to go. You can do this. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 5/4/2014 9:03AM

    Way to go!
I can't do crunches the traditional way, but I find them easier to do with an exercise ball, those large ones that you sit on.

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SANDRALEET 5/4/2014 8:10AM

    I can walk at medium speed for a hour

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PARASELENIC 5/4/2014 7:35AM

    That's awesome, popsy-- what a great way to see how you progress over the next 11 weeks-- and I love your commitment to maintaining strict controls (using the same step, mapping the same route) as that will definitely affect the reliability of your results!

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LYNMEINDERS 5/4/2014 6:13AM

    I have ound the same thing...
I am capable of more than I think I am and my fitness level is higher than I hink.....
If I do my routine correctly i am not sore.....
Go you...
you can so do it

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NEW-CAZ 5/4/2014 3:40AM

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