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BLC 22 Fit Test Revisited - Comparing Today's Results with June's Results

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

It has been 4 weeks since the beginning of BLC 22. We have been challenged by our lovely captains to revisit the Fit Test that we did during the 1st TNT challenge. We are supposed to compare our results. So here goes:

Fit test!
Do as many of each as you can without a break of more than a few seconds. Record it! If you cannot do something for whatever reason, skip it. If you need to modify it, do so. Just do it! We’ll come back here at the end of the round.

- Crunches
- Squats
- Push ups
- Plank (count in seconds)
- Wall Sit (count in seconds)
- Exercise of your choice - add any strength exercises that you want to track!

So I choose to do the first 5. I did make a modification to the TNT. I didn’t think that “do as many as you can” was specific enough. So I gave myself a time limit. I did as many as I could (crunches, squats, and push ups) in a 2 minute time period. That way I have a little better stats to compare against at the end. Here are my results:

June 6, 2013 Results:
- Crunches – 69 in 2 minutes
- Squats – 48 in 2 minutes
- Push ups – 36 in 2 minutes on my knees
- Plank – 45 seconds on my hands and toes
- Wall Sit – 2 minutes 1 sec

July 9, 2013 Results:
- Crunches - 87 in 2 minutes
- Squats - 60 in 2 minutes
- Push Ups - 60 in 2 minutes on my knees
- Plank - 60 seconds on my hands and toes
- Wall Sit - 2 minutes 45 sec

Then our head captain threw out an additional challenge on top of this one.
ALSO complete the following:
- Walkers - complete and time a 1 mile walk at your fastest pace
- Runners - Complete and time a 1.5 mile run at your fastest pace
- Flexibility - sitting on the floor with legs straight out in front of you, reach for your toes and have someone take a picture of you showing your current flexibility
- Post ALL your results, including your flexibility picture in a SP Blog.

June 6, 2013 Results:
My results for the run was 22 minutes. I held consistent for a 15 minute run/walk. In my book, not a great time (I’ve done better) but not terrible considering I haven’t really run/walked much this spring.

July 9, 2013 Results:
My results for the run was 19min 30 sec. I held a fairly consistent pace for the entire 1.5 miles of 13 min per mile (run/walk). It was super hot and fairly humid.

June 6 Flexibility Picture:

July 9, 2013 Flexibility Picture:

There is definitely an improvement. This time my daughter joined with me. :)

Since I had my camera out I went ahead and took some full body pictures. These were taken after I did the 1.5 mile run so I am all sweaty.

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