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Realistic Fitness Goals

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Re: Realistic Fitness Goals
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2016, 09:53:09 AM »
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Re: Realistic Fitness Goals
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2016, 04:04:35 AM »
Honestly, if all your after is some aesthetic sculpting - Lift weights 3 days a week and on your in between days do some light cardio, like plyometrics some swimming or jogging.

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Re: Realistic Fitness Goals
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2016, 11:34:05 AM »
Here's something that talks about how 15 minutes of weight lifting twice a week can show some gains.

http://roguehealthandfitness.com/science-based-weight-training/

As Bandido said; if all your after is some basic physical conditioning and some aesthetic sculpting, than yeah it doesn't take that much.

Like they say; diet's always 90% of your exercise regime.

Once you get that down the rest is the easy part.


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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2016, 01:06:59 PM »
My initial question wasn't about looks per we. More along the lines of:

How many miles do you think you should be able to run to be considered "fit"? Not as a specialist runner but just overall fitness?

How far should you be able to swim?

How many push-up me should you be able to do?

And so on.


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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2016, 03:49:52 PM »
My initial question wasn't about looks per we. More along the lines of:

How many miles do you think you should be able to run to be considered "fit"? Not as a specialist runner but just overall fitness?

How far should you be able to swim?

How many push-up me should you be able to do?

And so on.

Well; depends on what you possible have to contend with, zombie hordes, rampaging Grizzly Bear?  Might want to be able to run a whole lot of miles there.

In general being able to go for a 1-3 miles seems reasonable.  My stamina's so low I probably couldn't go more than a mile, well if you had I gun I could but I mean, personal non-outside force motivating me stamina, stamina.

You should be able to swim for around 40-45 minutes I would imagine.  I mean, if your not going full bore at it.  But just a basic swim.

Push-ups if you actually do them every day, it's reasonable to be able to do 100-200 if you keep up with the activity and increase it bit by bit.  Presuming nothing's wrong with your elbow or something.


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Re: Realistic Fitness Goals
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2016, 08:16:46 PM »
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For the average guy who has a 9 to 5 job, +/- family, who isn't dedicating himself to three hours of exercise a day, what do you think makes a good list of overall, generalized fitness goals? I.e. no specializaiton; it's great if you can squat and deadlift 600 pounds but if you can't run a mile at a time it's no good. It's great that you can run a mile in 5 minutes but if you can't bench press a weight bar it's no good.

Able to touch your toes and sit comfortably in a squat?
Run three miles at a time (30 min or less)
Squat 1.5 your body weight?
Swim half a mile at a time?
Run a quarter mile in... 80 seconds?

I think you're toeing the line between healthy and fit.

Any of the categories above would be considered tremendously fit measured by themselves.

Does the man who squats that much or runs three miles also reflect that in general health barring any metabolic or sudden onset conditions? IOW - does that level of fitness keep him healthy in general non bad-luck terms?

IMO though fitness is a personal standard with personal metrics. I think indivuals have to set their own standards - I'm impressed by a "layman" who can bench 315 while not living in the gym as much as someone who can run 3 miles without a problem - they're different measuring sticks but both are valid IMO