Sounds like a morbid infomercial, right?
Actually, I just came back from getting a physical health assesment. It was the kind I would have normally had to pay $100 at a health club to get my body fat percentages, strength, flexibility, and blood pressure measured. My office mate’s daughter had the special machine in her school’s gym and offered to do our testing for free.
How did I stack up?
Blood pressure was normal (97/67). Good, but I knew that it would be fine.
My cardiovascular ranking (oxygen consumption) was low (29.7 ml/kg-min). That needs to go up to 41-44 in order to acheive a “Good” rating.
My bicep strength was at 38 lbs, at the top range of “Fair”. Another couple months of Shovelglove and I should be in the Average category.
The flexibility portion I don’t think was right. I hadn’t had time to warm up my muscles, so therefore, I was too tight to reach far. Anyhow, I was an 11.5 inches on the Sit & Reach. Stink.
Here is where the most room for improvement is: Body Composition. I stepped onto the specialised scale with barefeet and…..
33.0% body fat.
That puts me on borderline Very High.
The print-out recommended I lose weight from 135 to between 110-117. I’ve been there before. I can do it again.
The last page stages what your body’s actual age is. Mine?
[For not-regular readers….I’m closing in on my 30th b-day in 5 months.]
I need to lose about 9 years of baggage. The machine will be back at the school in May. Let’s see how many years I can lose in 4 months.