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Judging fitness?

Postby Kilby » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:43 pm

Just for the sake of starting a conversation, what do you guys think is the best measure of fitness? Weights you can lift? Body weight exercises you can perform? Distance you can run?
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Re: Judging fitness?

Postby lightsareout » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:32 pm

It’s subjective - depends on the goals of the individual


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Re: Judging fitness?

Postby pastorbmp » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm

I would say the measure of fitness is not necessarily the type exercise you do, nor how well you can do that exercise. I would contend it is the measurable results of exercise - such as blood pressure, resting heart rate, weight, BMI, ability to do the things you want and need to do, etc. A person would just need to make a list of what they want to accomplish with their fitness regiment and then measure their success by that list.
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Postby fairchaser » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:53 pm

I would have to agree with Pastorbmp on a lot of what he said. That is very subjective. Those CrossFit competitions say fittest on earth. When you see what they do, I’d have to agree for overall fitness, strength and stamina, that’s a pretty good overall test.
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Postby bloodtrailing » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:36 pm

Body fat percentage and cardiovascular recovery.


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Re: Judging fitness?

Postby Buzzard Breath » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 am

Fitness is solely judged by how many "likes" and "follows" you get on Instagram

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Re: Judging fitness?

Postby Kilby » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:05 am

Buzzard Breath wrote:Fitness is solely judged by how many "likes" and "follows" you get on Instagram

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While that’s what it seems, that is more of how good you are at filters and angles
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Re: Judging fitness?

Postby bwgarrett3 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:21 am

Like everyone else has said, it's subjective. I personally think that body fat percentage is one of the best ways to judge. I do not like BMI as an indicator! If you go by the BMI chart EVERY running back in the NFL is either extremely Overweight or Obese. How would you judge their fitness? They have very high BMI ratings but low body fat percentage. BMI is used by insurance companies to put you in a higher risk category. When my wife and I first applied for life insurance she was 8 months pregnant. They rated her in the obese category! haha We've since gotten it changed but that shows you BMI is just a number.
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