I've set some weight goals for myself, why not set some fitness goals as well? I've been doing some online research, and although I don't want to be a cop or in the army, it wouldn't be a bad idea to train like one. So the least physically required job that I could think of was police officer (no offense to any officers). So after a quick Google search I was able to find the minimum requirements to become a South Bend Police Officer. I'm going to start here, and work my way up. The city requires I can jump 13.5 inches, do 24 sit ups in a minute, run 300 meters in 82 seconds, do 21 push-ups (no time limit), and clock an 18:56 1.5 mile run.
Well I ran the 1.5 miles today and hit a time of 20 mins almost on the dot, I also ran it on a treadmill. For being over-weight and not used to running, I think I did alright. My vertical jump last week was over 12 inches measured with a piece of printer paper and in dress shoes, not very reliable. I can in fact do 21 push-ups, but I haven't tested the 300 meter run or the 24 sit ups yet. As soon as I have a way to test the run I will post the results of that and the sit ups. I'm just not feeling too energetic after the gym this morning to work out more.
The Army is a bit harder, but I'm sure I'll get onto more of that later after I conquer SBPD. The Military in general has some guidelines they've posted as far as body fat content. For the National Guard for my age group is below 26%, for the Army it's 22%. Again I will post more when I can get past Police Dept. Also this week marks a doctors visit, so we'll see what he has to say too.
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