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Tue, 05-19-2009 - 12:32pm

So many questions today... anyway, if you were to have a fitness test right now, would you be surprised if you were less than excellent in any category, eg. cardio (including recovery), strength (push ups and such), balance, core, flexibility?


To be completely honest, I'd be surprised if I were lower than excellent in anything but flexibility.






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Tue, 05-19-2009 - 1:19pm

I would score below average on balance but that wouldn't surprise me at all.

I once had a "trainer" tell me I had below average core strength, but the test was doing full sit ups. When I told him that worked the hip flexors more than the core, he didn't believe me.





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Tue, 05-19-2009 - 2:25pm
Was he a real trainer? I don't know why that surprises me when I see/hear some trainers or instructors.





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Tue, 05-19-2009 - 4:17pm
I think I am less than excellent in every category, currently.
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Tue, 05-19-2009 - 6:02pm
You still work out even if it's not in the gym so I'd be surprised if your cardio weren't higher than you think.





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Tue, 05-19-2009 - 9:31pm

I know I wouldn't be that great, since I've just started working out consistently. The only real improvement I've seen in the past three weeks is flexibility, and my ability not to wimp out when my cardio seems "too hard" to finish. In the past I'd give up, but now that I keep at it, it doesn't seem that bad at all, and I was just being lazy.

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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 7:49am

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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 7:58am
Those are good improvements, especially in three weeks. You're in a cool position because you have the biggest potential for improvement.





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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 8:38am

cardio (including recovery) - Depends on the cardio and whether I'm indoors or outdoors. I could probably do the elliptical forever but still cannot run to save my life (well, I suppose I could to save my life :P)

strength (push ups and such) - Very good

balance - Good

core - Very good

flexibility - Excellent

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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 2:34pm

Interesting question that has me really

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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 3:01pm

Okay, I'd be very surprised if your flexibility is anything but excellent!






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