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Thomas Moore

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How fit is fit?
« on: 20/01/2009 14:30:01 »
Thomas Moore asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I walk 2-3 km three times a week, usually in 30-45 minutes. I weigh within ten percent of my ideal weight. Is someone who runs marathons or does weight training more fit than I am?

What do you think?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/01/2009 00:23:59 »
A marathon runner is 45% :o more efficient than a normal person! Hmm... don't know about body builders, definitely not weighlifters because they're strength rather than endurance based. 
 

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How fit is fit?
« Reply #2 on: 21/01/2009 00:29:02 »
Depends on what fit is. I'm distance running fit. I wouldn't be swimming fit though becuase I don't do much of that.
But generally today people think fit is all about no fat, right?
I'm 140 pounds 5 foot 8, six pack. I dont think I could really lose anymore weight because all the weight I do have is in muscle. So, i'd say I'm in that generilzation of fit.
The marothon runner is marthon fit, you are walking fit. I guess it's all about personal opions.
 

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