The Fitness Test is pretty simple, but can you pass it?
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Dr Michael Mosley puts you through your paces so see how fit you are.
The test is simple – how long does it take to stand up and sit down 10 times from a chair. All you need is a hard chair and a way of timing yourself. This test assesses one of our key areas of fitness – our strength. Its an important test because is assesses the big muscles of the lower limbs. The quadruceps at the front and the gluteals at the rear. These are the biggest muscles in the body and start to weaken if we dont use them. Its the “use it or lose” phenomenon.
This test is used around the world as a fitness test for your age. Men under age 35 should be able to do 10 chair stands in 10 seconds or less, this increase to around 18 seconds with advancing age.
Is there a short-cut to getting fit ? Read on…..
Experts are constantly telling us that if we’re not getting enough regular exercise we’re depriving ourselves of possibly the most powerful medicine of all. The guidelines are 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a week. But is this really the best way for all of us to get fit ?
Only about 1 in 5 of us actually achieves the g 150 minutes guidelines – mostly because of lack of time . Over the last few years there has been a shift towards short but intense workouts. A training concept known as high-intensity interval training or HIIT. One of the most appealing things about HIIT is that sessions can be completed in as little as 15 minutes per week.
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