We've all seen people that perform athletically better than their physique may indicate (I fall into this category)...
...and we've seen people that look like they're in good shape but don't perform as well athletically as their appearance is (usually naturally very skinny people fall into this category).
1) Think VERY critically about how your body looks aesthetically.
2) Now think VERY carefully about your performance doing just about anything involving:
*strength (across all parts of the body)
*flexibility (ability to bend and twist you body without pain)
*lateral quickness (moving from side to side, as well as from various positions of the body)
*overall speed of sprinting/running at "high gear"
*potency of your explosiveness (aka burst of power in a short space)
*pyometric abilities (aka, jumping / hopping ability)
*cardiovascular stamina (how long you can go breathing hard, elevated heart rate and/or sweating without stopping)
*balance of your body in various positions (like throwing a baseball or football)
*reaction speed (quickness of hands and feet as in kicking, catching, dodging/evading, etc)
In essence, when people look at the physique of your body, then look at your athletic performance...
...how well would people usually say that the two "match"?
Please vote and reply. Thanks for answering. :)
P.S. If I could vote on this poll myself I'd definitely be "A".
- I'm way more fit than my aesthetics show12% (3)27% (4)18% (7)Vote
- I'm slightly more fit than my aesthetics show17% (4)20% (3)18% (7)Vote
- My aesthetics perfectly matches my fitness ability42% (10)33% (5)38% (15)Vote
- I'm slightly less fit than my aesthetics show21% (5)20% (3)21% (8)Vote
- I'm way less fit than my aesthetics shows8% (2)0% (0)5% (2)Vote
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Good question. Its true you will see a lot of guys that look like their in great shape but cannot run a mile or have good control/balance of their bodies.
Personally I feel as though I'm in prime condition in terms of strength.
balance and endurance are good. Longest run I've completed was 16 miles more or less. I was not actually unable to go further, that is just the longest distance I have actually measured out.
When I was in high school and a bit lighter my balance was a bit better. When I was 16 I could push out 110 push ups straight and somewhere around 120 sit ups straight in 2 minutes. Now I am at a heavier weight and although I can bench more or press more chest wise I max out at about 70 push ups and 80 to 100 sit ups in 2.
Pull ups around 16 or 18 dead hang.
Flexibility is always improving and since running and swimming more I've noticed it is very important.
Their are still some things I can improve upon. A lot of times I feel like I am sacrificing one thing for another, and its true because you can't have it all. A person who is carrying a lot of muscle on them is not going to be able to run as fast as someone who is lighter. I personally want to have a healthy balance.0