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Published: 19 May 2005 - 14:52 by abhishekvats

Updated: 26 Sep 2008 - 09:53

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how can one check one's fitness level

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From rippa rit - 12 Jun 2005 - 08:40

abhishekvats - How did your fitness testing go? Our members will be interested to know how successful it was, and also to know about your overall plan. Is it working?

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From abhishekvats - 25 May 2005 - 11:58

thanks it was a great help

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From theguru - 22 May 2005 - 12:30

dear abhishekvats

you could also try something like the harvard step test which is a very general fitness test. there are a few versions - try one of the links:

www.brianmac.demon.com

www.atec.org

This site also has a number of tests which might help-

Start at this page...

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From rippa rit - 20 May 2005 - 13:54

Hi there - Do the Field Tests now, then repeat the same test in 4 weeks time. Keep a Diary documenting all the times, and number of repetitions. As you get fitter your morning rising pulse will also reflect a lower reading. Do the tests at the same time of day, to make it as consistent and reliable as possible. You are only competing against yourself, nobody else. Your fitness will stay the same unless you increase the workload in all of the areas in the Field Tests, eg aerobic (squash, running, etc);leg power (running up hills or steps, etc.); strength (Push ups, burpees, etc); flexibility (stretching), and so on.
If you cannot quite understand the basic concepts it will be necessary to attend a gym and be guided by a Personal Trainer I guess. If you have any health problems, or injuries, also relative to your age, I suggest you have a Medical check-up before commencing hard work. Hope this helps. Let's know how you go with it. They say, no pain, no gain!

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From abhishekvats - 20 May 2005 - 09:25

yes that is allright but what i want to know is what is my present physical condition at this point of time

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From rippa rit - 19 May 2005 - 15:13

Hi abhishekvats - firstly, go to the Home Page, hold the cursor over Library and click the tab Physical Conditioning, then click the tab Field Tests. This is an inexpensive way to monitor your fitness progress. You will need to consider the following:-
1. Keep a Diary.
2. Make sure the tests are consistent.
3. Use the same method of time-keeping each time.
Hope this helps you. Please ask more questions if you do not understand the ideas.
For tests to be reliable they must be set up so they can be reproduced.

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