Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 0

Day 0 consists of doing some basic fit tests.  These will let me know if I can even do this whole program.  It doesn't make much sense to have someone start on a workout plan if they can't even do a pull up.  so here are my first test results and measurements:

Body Fat: 12%
Weight: 160
Chest: 35"
Waist: 32 1/4"
Hips: 34"
Right Thigh: 20 1/2"
Left Thigh: 21 1/4"
Right Bicep: 11 1/2"
Left Bicep: 10 1/2"

The first thing I notice about my measurements is how asymetrical I am.  For crying out loud, one side of my body has an inch on the other in my thighs and biceps.  The second thing that hit me is the pipe-cleaner like size of my arms.  The average is about 3 inches larger, though my thighs are about right.

Resting Heart Rate: 76 BPM

Pretty average for my age/size.  That's a promising sign.  Now we come to the actual physical measurements.  I warm up for about 10 minutes then measure the following, doing as many reps as I can before failure.

Pull ups: 6 (my wife says closer to 5)
Vertical leap: 25 1/4"
Push ups: 19
Sitting on floor, reaching for toes: -1 (inch away from my toes)

Not terrible, but not even close to what I can do with some training.  The last part is to do some calisthenics for about 10 minutes at a brisk rate, with the last minute going as fast as I can.  Then I measure my heart rate right after stopping, and at minute intervals thereafter:

After stopping: 178 BPM
1 min after: 142 BPM
2 min after: 120 BPM
3 min after: 114 BPM
4 min after: 108 BPM

And finally, what would an infomercial workout be without expecting you to take some before/after shots.  Avert your eyes if you are sensitive to pale skin and farmer tans.

The above were all from the P90X book, the one below was just for fun.

1 comment:

  1. I love that the google add next to your pictures is for a bulimia clinic... man, google's getting good.

    Good luck, let me know when you want to buy a few chickens for the back yard,