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Show Of Hands January 6th, 2012 12:00am

Do you think you are more physically fit than the average American of your age and gender?

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youknwy Massachusetts
01/16/12 11:13 pm

I was fit till I graduated from basic and AIT.

01/12/12 9:04 pm

Geeeez Oklahoma, get off your butt

01/10/12 8:39 pm

seeing most people are very fat of course I am! Missippi should be very red. last time I checked they are the fattest state with many other southern states close behind.

01/08/12 11:14 pm

I'm so fit it's retarded :3

swimguy Illinois
01/08/12 7:41 pm

I eat a lot of junk but i swim 5 times a week for over an hour and i run over 5 miles a week so i'd say i'm a bit better than average.

Sage1287 Illinois
01/08/12 6:34 pm

I don't exercise.. I smoke... And I eat crappy food. But i I'm still healthier than most of the people my age I know. We are a very unhealthy generation!

01/08/12 5:02 pm

I'm pretty strong for a 16 year old girl. I can throw an hold girls and guys twice my size :)

01/08/12 9:05 am

no, probably not. i am skinny and weak for a 13 year old

01/07/12 10:07 pm

16 years old, 145 lbs, bench 185, squat 295 (to parallel), hang clean 155, mile run 6:41, and I play football

burdman Nowhere
01/07/12 9:31 pm

@UFsurfer, I put a rope or belt where my legs are parallel to the floor so when I touch it I know that I've gone far enough to count.

d2acc1 Ohio
01/07/12 9:13 pm

16, 5'10", 165lbs, max bench ~150, ride my bike everywhere, trying to gain another 15-20lbs. Also I play football

01/07/12 8:16 pm

I'll drink any bastard under the table

01/07/12 6:22 pm

@Burdman, great numbers for your age, make sure you get your squats really low, at least parallel w/ the ground. Alot of people cheat themselves on that lift, your bench will come. Its all about consistency, stick with it!

01/07/12 6:16 pm

@GreatOne, I aim for overall fitness, which means strength + endurance, I'm not the strongest in my weight class, and I'm not the fastest runner, but I don't think too many people can compete with my all-around fitness, sorry if that sounds vain or boastful, I'm just proud of my hard work.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/07/12 6:12 am

@GreatOne Ahhh, I see.

@r@ndom make that MOST teens, not all other teens.


burdman Nowhere
01/06/12 10:54 pm

15 years old, 5'9", 155 lbs, 160 bench max and 275 squat max. I take weight training in school so I'm hoping to raise the bench max this year. I'd say that I'm above average for a teen in Georgia.

AdamT Boston, MA
01/06/12 10:02 pm

My BMI is just a tiny bit below normal, so I'm pretty sure most people are more fit than me.

01/06/12 9:42 pm

Yeah. I wrestle, fence, bike, swim, hike, camp, and eat healthily. Plus most other teenagers are either obese or anorexic.

01/06/12 9:40 pm

FIAT, I can run a 5k faster than he can. I do play soccer, I just don't do running as a sport.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/06/12 8:28 pm

@GreatOne, with all due respect, consider that he has accomplished more than both of us in that run. You being an armchair person, and I barely getting 1.5 miles. That is, unless you once ran a 5k faster than did he.


01/06/12 6:53 pm

@FIAT and Fiona I'm just saying I wouldn't be all too proud of that. and Fiona, it kinda is about how fast you run it...and I'm not a runner myself

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/06/12 6:14 pm

@Quinnipac No they probably own mirrors and don't like their looks. But it is so discouraging that they go back and do the very thing that got them there.


FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/06/12 6:14 pm

@GreatOne I know from experience that bulk doesn't necessarily translate to fast speed. And besides, he's only like 14 minutes off the world record, AND I CAN'T EVEN DO 2 MILES YET! Why? Endurance versus oomph fitness. I'm working on it though…

01/06/12 5:52 pm

But I am still growing soooooooooo yah

01/06/12 5:50 pm

I guess. 5.2" and weigh 95 pounds.

i.Annie Ohio
01/06/12 5:44 pm

I was not more fit than others a year ago, but have started working out 5 days a week. Jogging and weight training has allowed me to fit into my old jeans! I still work out 5 days a week and have started to eat healthier, after realizing how poorly I was eating last year.

01/06/12 5:41 pm

yes, everyone my age is at least 30 pounds overweight!

01/06/12 5:14 pm

Cause we're playing with our thumbs...

Quinnipiac Here
01/06/12 5:10 pm

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01/06/12 4:12 pm

I'm a basketball player and endure lots of running daily so I know for sure I am more fit than the average person my age.

applestar Florida
01/06/12 3:56 pm

I'm 28. 118lbs.5'3" and go to the gym for weight training 5 days a week. yes!

01/06/12 3:40 pm

@GreatOne Doing a 5k shouldn't be about how fast you do it, it should be about how much you enjoy it and how proud you feel after accomplishing it, no matter how many times you succeed.

It's rude to bring other people down, especially fellow runners. Try to keep your negative thoughts quiet.

01/06/12 3:38 pm

I run 3 times a week and hike about once a week. It's more for my mental health than my weight--I love being outside. Every once in awhile I'll do 50 mins of Pilates, but I work part time as a stock girl so most of the time I'm too tired.

I enjoy being physically fit.

01/06/12 2:20 pm

26:42 for a 5k is pretty slow...

01/06/12 2:17 pm

I am thin and active. Idk about those in my age group

01/06/12 12:51 pm

5'8", 162, 395 deadlift, 365 squat, 225 bench, and ran a 5k in 26:42 a few weeks ago. "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta," lol

01/06/12 12:40 pm

@fox=evil, not necessarily. It's a perception based question. Not true or false.

01/06/12 12:38 pm

I don't know too many 42 year olds that can run 12 miles daily with a 10 lb weighted vest on...

yepnope Maryland
01/06/12 12:18 pm

Alexander, that would be correct if everybody in America had SOH and voted on this question. As a physical therapist I can tell you the average person is BIG in the US.

MGLC New Mexico
01/06/12 11:40 am

6% lie if it was correct it would be 50-50

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
01/06/12 11:27 am

I'm in shape. Round is technically shapely, right? :-)

01/06/12 10:15 am

It's a work in progress :).

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/06/12 10:09 am

@GunnySgt and your recommendation would be?…


FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/06/12 10:09 am

@vegan I know of someone who did the easy does it mentality after hitting the wall at mile 74 or somewhere close. He ended up at his second attempt finishing in just shy of 28 hours and was already exhausted. But he didn't go to the hospital! Sometimes you learn lessons the hard way…


FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
01/06/12 10:04 am

Oops, I didn't mean to post that! Sorry!


GunnyGunz Virginia
01/06/12 9:46 am

@Let there be light, if getting a post 1st gives certain folks an adrenaline rush, they are just WAAAAY to easily exited.
Sounds to me like they need a little real excitement in their lives.