Single Status Update
Since my last fitness test I have improved slightly.
28 / 42 - Pushups in two mins
38 / 47 - Situps in two mins
13:58 / 10:03 - 1.5 mile run
I did a CFT; a test where I had to stride quickly, carrying 20kg and a rifle along a 6 mile course, to finish in under an hour. For every step my collegues took, I fell half a pace behind. I had to start and stop jogging to catch up or be pushed (I was at the front) every 10 seconds. I was dead in 12 minutes and fell to the back, but thanks to my tactical sprinting and encouraging cries I managed to finish, albeit 200m behind everybody else. I'm not bothered a few dropped out or weren't allowed to do the march. Thanks to my short step though, when I do the real march with 40kgs, rifle, helmet and field kit, I'll have to jog the whole way. :(
So now my targets for April are
Pushups - 60 - 70
Situps - 60 - 70
Chinups - 10+ (I believe)
1.5 mile run - under 9:30 mins
And I must be able to run (weighted) for an hour.
Anybody else got any fitness targets?
- Show previous comments 12 more
Wow, weighted exercises!? I can barely do 'em unladen. Got to ask though, is it better to start adding weights (gradually of course) or do I have to build up to it first?
Also do you use different spacings for your press-ups (e.g v.wide - crossed thumbs) or do you use standard shoulder width?
Nice going with that time btw. I hope you can keep that up.
Hmm... Filelodge is down... nuts, maybe it'll be back up in a couple of days...
About adding weights to exercises, for me, I'm so light my body doesn't offer much resistance to build up strength, so I decided to add weights.
I started out using relatively light weights, like 25-lbs for my push-ups, which then worked up to be 90-lbs right now.
Here's my current workout regiment:
Sundays: 5-mile jog
Mondays: Rest Day
Tuesdays: 3-mile jog, 1-mile sprint, upper-body exercises
Wednesdays: Rest Day
Thursday: 3-mile jog, 1-mile sprint, upper-body exercises
Fridays: Rest Day
Saturdays: Snowboarding (5-hours)
As you can see, I only really work out my upper body two days out of the entire week. I generally do several sets of upper-body exercises with increasing weight, I make it a discipline to not perform upper-body exercises without weight.
After training with weight, you should be able to pack on more weights.
EDIT: I use standard shoulder-width push-ups with and without weights.
EDIT: Filelodge is up!