Monday, June 09, 2014
SP has an article that talks about fit tests you can do at home and for this weekend's challenge, we were repeat the test which we did 6 weeks ago to see if we've improved.
Here's the article in case anyone else wants to try it:
Here are my test results from Week 6 (today) comparing them with my Week 1 results:
WEEK 1 - Walk 1 Mile - 20 minutes - SP rates this Poor
WEEK 6 - Walk 1 Mile - 19 minutes - marginally better but SP still rates this Poor
WEEK 1 - Pushups - 8 (my right shoulder gave out before the time was up) - SP rates this Average
WEEK 6 - Pushups - 0 - I'm guessing SP would rate this extremely Poor but since my GP has told me to do no shoulder work for six months because I have tendonitis in my right shoulder, I really have no other available options
WEEK 1 - Crunches - 16 (I did better on this than I thought I would) - SP rates this Good
WEEK 6 - Crunches - 20 - SP Rates this between Good and Excellent
WEEK 1 - Step-ups - 127 bpm (pulse rate 1 minute after they were done) - SP rates this Poor
WEEK 6 - Step-ups - 100 bpm - SP rates this Above Average
As I said above, I can't do the Pushup portion and I must admit that the first time, I did the Step-ups one, I don't think I did it right so I don't know if the first number is accurate or not.
We're supposed to do this again at Week 12 so we'll see how I do then.