5 Fitness Benchmarks Every Man Should Aim For

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What is it about fitness and men? Almost every other guy you see, they are either exercising to slim down or get six-pack abs and what not! But have you ever considered the fact that there should be a holistic approach to fitness; or in better words, you should exercise in such a way that will also help improve your body’s form and function? If you haven’t, here are five fitness benchmarks approved by Right Path Fitness than can help you in more ways than one:

Swim at least half a mile or more

Sweating it out at the gym is not the only way you can ensure that you have a great physique. Learning how to swim may not be a life-changing experience, but it will definitely be a life-saving one. Imagine you are on a vacation with your family. You have hired a boat to cross a lake and somehow the boat toppled, and everyone is in a situation to drown. If you know how to swim, there will be a chance to save yourself and everyone else. Your six-pack abs will make you strong to carry them,but it is your swimming ability that will help to at least take them to the shore.

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Run at top speed two hundred yards or more

Many may recommend jogging before you start your exercise but ideally, you should be sprinting and not jogging. Jogging is for the elderly. When you have the energy to sprint, why not give it a try? Moreover, sprinting will make you more energetic for the rest of the day. You will have that positive charge that will allow you to take on any kind of work. Jogging is more like the preparation for the mandatory gym sessions that you attend every day.

Jump over obstacles higher than his waist

Have you ever been in a situation where you got stuck because of a naturalcalamity like earthquake or flood? You get so many obstacles and the only thing that you can think of is to be with your family. That is the time when your skills of running over the obstacles will help. Just like sprinting is helpful to keep you energetic, a regular practice of jumping over obstacles that are almost waist high will help you to prepare for extreme situations like the natural calamities.

Pull his body upward by the strength of his arms, until his chin touches his hands, at least fifteen to twenty times

Chilling is one of the most common exercises for your biceps. But when you chin touches your hand that is the extreme point that you should reach. It will give you the strength to carry heavy objects quite easily. You should practice this at least 15 to 20 times every day.

Dip between parallel bars or between two chairs at least twenty-five times or more

When you must carry a lot of weight on your chest or on your back, it is important that your physique is strong enough to handle the weight. Dips between parallel bars will help you with that. It may sound old school but the amount of strength it adds to your upper half of the body is enormous. You can easily take two or three children if they are in dire need of help.

As you can see, your main motive to exercise should be to improve your body’s form and also, its overall functioning. The above tips will definitely help provided you are prepared for the situation beforehand.