"Vomitin' when runnin' means yer winnin'!!"
October 21, 2010 10:29 AM Subscribe
Better late than never? I just finished my bi-annual Personal Fitness Assessment for the military and really need a "game plan" for getting a better passing score next spring.
posted by DisreputableDog to health & fitness (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
While I certainly didn't do horribly, I also wasn't able to gain the best possible score either. This time, I achieved 106 sit-ups, 30 push-ups, and 14:10 (shameful) on the 1.5 mile run.
I'm female, 22, and 118 lbs - while I'm pretty damn skinny, I do not have much upper body muscle (arms, chest, back) in that I'm shaking when I work out those last push-ups. I have a fairly muscled core (abdomen, lower back), but as a personal goal I would like to attain the seemingly elusive 6-pack. My legs better than the rest, but in regards to something like the run (or any sort of group sport) I have almost no endurance.
I definitely used to have a better run time; I remember at one point I had a 12:45. During this run, on my 3rd lap, I was a little over 5 minutes and if I hadn't intermittently started walking, I think I could have reached 11:30 at least.
I don't want to be like one of "those" female weightlifters, but I do want (and need) more muscle, more endurance, and like many women, would of course like some tone/definition.
I subscribe to Runner's magazine, but I'm really wanting to find a magazine and other resources online for what to do during my workouts, when I'm not pushing through another run. I have access to quite a few kinds of exercise equipment, iPod, both cushioned and Vibram running shoes (though I've been using cushioned), etc so it's not about what I have, or really even getting bored during. I just really need advice on what to do.
Are there any magazines, for women, that are similar to those men's magazines (the kind with advertisements for this or that equipment, Muscle Milk and protein shakes, articles on everything from "our exercise heroes" to how taking such n such vitamins might be beneficial)?