The Fitness Test
Monday, May 05, 2014
I very much like the idea of doing a fitness test as it is set up. I question the step test because finding your pulse rate after a timed amount of exercise doesn't mean much if you don't know what your starting resting pulse is, and also how long it takes you to get back to your resting pulse rate. For instance, my resting pulse rate is about 55 - 60 and after the step test, 96. My DH's resting pulse rate is about 79, so adding the same amount of beats to his RPR would give him about 139, even though we both increased the same number, it seems very different. I think it would also be good to have a flexibility component in it, too. I am very glad this is part of BLC this round and a wonderful way to be accountable.
I discovered I read the directions in the exercise section for abdominal crunches rather than for the test, so I just did regular crunches. Then a teammate explained about the six inches marker. I redid the test, but don't know how to edit my original test numbers that I submitted. Is this possible?
Thanks for adding this test to challenge us and give us a way to see our progress.