April 22, 2014

Beat Your Own Fitness Record

Welcome to March. Have you met any of your wellness goals yet this year? Getting that extra hour of sleep you promised? Walking an extra mile every week? Have you been able to do more pull ups or push ups? The good news is there is always time to keep trying and your Family, friends and MostFit are always there to help. Here are some bench marks for fitness records to help motivate you. These records are real...and far fetched, so maybe you'll get a laugh too. Which burns calories by the way =}

Beat Your Own Fitness Record

Personal Fitness Goals

Push Ups

According to Guinness the world record for most push ups is, not 200, not 1000, not even 10,000, but 10,507 by Minoru Yoshida in 1980. An incredible amount. I'd be happy with somewhere between 10 and 57. It is possible to train your body to do more and more push ups but I think it's safe to say that Mr. Yoshida might be a mutant. He was the last attempt before Guiness stopped accepting the category of 'most consecutive push ups' and instead instituted 'most push ups in 24 hours,' which is 46,001 by the way. Ten types of pushups with MostFit Suspension Strap.

Treadmill Running

153.76 Miles in 24 hours by  Christopher Berglund in  2004. That's right. The Guiness rules on treadmill running for 24 hours state that the athlete can rest as much as they like inside of their alotted time. But Mr Berglund ran an average of about 6 miles per hour for 24 hours straight. Good for him. Mutant!! Running is a great sport but not for all of us. Try hiking or walking up hill for a great workout. If you do like a good treadmill challenge check out PulseTread app for your smart phone.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is still an emerging sport despite having it's contemporary roots sprout as early as 1880. Records are being broken daily, it seems, and so are legs. Rock Climbing is dangerous. And that may be why there are so few record breakers in the rock climbing community. One of rock climbing's most famous climbing routes, The Nose in Yosemite Valley, California, met it's worst enemy in one of rock climbing's most famous climbers, Alex Honnold.  The Nose is a route popular for many things, one of which is speed climbing. Exactly what it sounds like, speed climbing challenges a team of usually 2 climbers to scale it's entire 2,900 feet as fast as possible. Well, 17 hours and 45 minutes seems real fast, and it was in 1975. But not as fast as Honnolds 2:23:51 in 2012 a feat that's sure to be challenged many times over. Maybe by you...

So how will you beat your record? Perhaps it is by taking one step at a time and taking that extra class this week or doing one more push up when you want to give up. Tracking devices, such as the FitBit are also a great tool for goal setting, such as, "I will walk 10,000 steps per day" or "I will sleep an extra 30 minutes per night."

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