Fitness Tests and Info

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    One of the tests I tried was: http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/WaistHipRatio.html

    This was funny, because I didn't know my hip measurement. My waist has gone down in the last year from 32 inch pants being very tight to falling down so bad I can no longer wear them. I figured since they could fall to my knees if I wasn't careful that my hips must be around 32" so I put that down along with a 31" waist. It said I was at high risk!!! :eek:

    This lead me to measure my hips which are 37" and the result now is low risk. I had no idea, because I don't have a big....glutes...and I have no idea WHY my now 31" pants are also slipping down too low all the time. :confused:
     
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    {Estimate your health age and life expectancy: select the most correct option. Type your age and click "Calculate".}



    http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/HealthAge.html

    It said my life expectancy was 87.9; I’d love to be around that long if I was healthy, but that would be 15 years longer than any male in my pedigree, so I’ll believe it when I see it. It said my health age was 44:1; not sure I like that one.

    http://www.exrx.net/Testing/FlexFunction/ShoulderMobilityOpen.html

    Can not even come close to getting my lower arm high enough to touch fingers.

    I already knew that I needed to get busy on stretching. I bought 3 large posters from the site which lay out the stretching instructions for each muscle group. Thought they would be a good reminder. I got them already and they are so nice I think I'l frame them before hanging them in the exercise room.


    http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/VerticalJump.html

    The vertical jump test was an embarrassment and a wakeup call.

    http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/StrengthStandards.html

    At 51 years old getting “Elite” on the press and bench press. :)
     

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