Fitness assessment

13 November 2012

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a fitness assessment. The last times were in 2002 and 2004. So, here we are, about 10 years on from the first one. Let’s compare today’s results with history.

Today 2004 2002
Weight (Kg) 79.5 99.08 111.25
Height (cm_ 174 176 173
Blood pressure 13580 15090
Resting-pulse rate (bpm) 52 60 102
Body composition
Triceps 13mm 24mm 27mm
Subscapular 21mm 27mm 28mm
Suprapsinal 18mm 26mm 41mm
Medial calf 27mm 32mm
Sum of skin folds 114mm 132mm
Hip to waist 0.97 0.92 1.02
Body fat 17%
Astrand Submaximal Cycle Erometer test
Estimated VO2 Max 49.18 33.0 15.6
Flexibility
Sit & reach Excellent Very good Good
Thomas test Left normal, right good. Flexors good. ITB left, excellent, ITB right, below min Left quad a little tighter than the right, hip flexors good Tight quads, hip flexors good
Shoulder assessment Below minimum Okay Good
Strength
Push ups 10 (wimped out) 19
Sit ups 14 9

Of course, this is all age dependent.

So, my body fat is 17%. This is in the good range, but I’d like to loose another 10Kg. The trainer (Aimee) reckons that with the weight (muscle) I’ll put on from training, I should only get a 5Kg reduction, and that—in combination—will take my fat down to about 10% (and apparently, we don’t want to go much lower than that).

So, some interesting changes and improvements. Clearly running has had a good impact, but I’ve been neglecting some parts of my body.

I wonder what I might do about my shoulders.