Well its been a busy few days training wise, Monday I ran to the gym before breakfast and then did an hour including 5x500m on the rower ( thanks to Andy H for suggesting that, great fun ! ), and then after work I ran home. So ran 7 miles and did an hour in the gym, not bad going really.
Tuesday saw me at the gym in the evening for my fitness test. It was very interesting and my results are below, the recommended levels I should be at are in brackets.
Weight 100kg ( 85-91 )
Fat Weight 26kg ( 11-17 ) Fat % 26 ( 13-19 )
Muscle weight 74kg ( 71-77 ) Muscle % 74 ( 81-87 )
Resting pulse 54 bpm
Body Mass Index 31.2 ( 20-25 )
Flexibility 6cm ( 20-25 cm )
Hydartion % 50.8 ( 55-65 )
V02 Test – the scale couldn’t measure me.
So basically they take this info and they write me a programme, I’ve asked for one to reduce body fat and increase core strength without adding any bulk, basically I want to slim down and tone up.
It didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t know – I know I have a high body fat rating and avery good heart rate. I know I need to drink more water, Em tells me that all the time. The interesting thing came with the V02 test, basically they take you heart rate at different points on a stationary bike against a standard resistance over 8 minutes, and then increase the resistance. According to the charts they work off an excellent average heart rate for someone of my age would be 122, mine was 99. The guy said he’d never had anyone in the 3 years that he’d been conducting the test that was as fit as me, which also amused him because technically I fall into the obese category on bmi yet I’m off the scale on V02 fitness. He was going to see if he could find a different chart to measure me against.
We all spent ages chatting about Triathlons as he used to share a flat with Will Clarke ( the international triathlete ) at Loughbrough uni.
So lots of work to do to try and reduce my body fat, I’d like to get it down into the right area……and no longer be fat but fit, and more slim and fit.