Round one of the President’s Challenge Adult Fitness Test, I hope to do it again near the end of the summer or in September.
1.5 mile run: 10:17
Half sit-ups in one minute: 73
Sit and reach: 18 inches (18.5, but no decimals in the test form)
Weight: 159 lbs
Waist circumference: 32 inches
I was in the 80th percentile on the 1.5 mile run, 95th on situps, 45th on pushups, and 70th on sit and reach. That put me in the 72nd overall. My BMI was 22.8: “normal.” So I was above average in 3 of the 4, not bad. I actually did the run on the local roads instead of a track, with hills and all, so I’m not sure if I could have done better there. If I had just done 2 more pushups, I would have been in the 50th percentile there too (but personally, I doubt that half of American males my age can do 10 pushups, let alone 25). I’ll be using the 25 pushups as my initial test for the one hundred pushup challenge, which I’ll start tomorrow.