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I AM ANGRY

Postby fi_112 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:51 pm

Hi guys,
I didn't know if this was an appropriate place to put this but I really need to vent and ask a question.
My boyfriend just trotted home from work and announced that him and a mate were going for a bike ride up the Zig Zag (v steep hill in Gooseberry Hill). Jokingly, I asked if I could go with them, and his reply was "Oh, I don't think you could make it, it's a pretty tough ride." Now, let me explain that I have been working out for about 7 months, 6 days a week, doing cardio most days. I can do a Body Attack class without getting too puffed. And he is saying I am less fit than his mate who smokes heaps of marijuana! I am soo offended. I was wondering if anyone knows any at-home fitness tests we can take so that I can prove that I am just as fit as him?
I am ssseeething....
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:02 pm

Insist that you go with them. Then race them to the top of that damn hill. That'll prove who's the fittest!
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Postby mumnbub » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:23 pm

I agree, even if you dont go when he goes with his mate, make another day for it and you show him you can do it! It seems to be an issue with loved ones, they never change their view on your fitness levels no matter what happens, my family still seems to think i am not stong and would love the chance to prove them wrong- so you take this oportunity, it will do you a world of good as well, knowing you can make it
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby fi_112 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:28 pm

thanks so much guys.

I just spoke with him and he reckons that he assumes that he's fitter than ALL girls (except elite athletes).. that's bullsh*t right? Guys aren't automatically fitter than girls are they??? Men - your opinion?
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:59 pm

Depends on where he sits on the bell curve of fitness, and it also depends on what sports he has trained in. If he cycles everywhere but has never run a race in his life I'd be willing to bet that most casual female runners could beat him in a distance run. Likewise if he's used to running the average female amateur cyclist would most likely beat him in a cycling race. To simply assume he's fitter than the vast majority of women is wishful thinking on his behalf. If his fitness is pretty average compared to most guys then chances are quite a few women will beat him, even in his sport of choice. If he's very fit then the odds are more in his favour, however.

Mind you, it also depends on how you measure fitness. If you are looking at heart-rate and lung capacity he may not do as well as many women. If you're looking purely at who can beat who in a race, however, then men have the advantage due to their larger percentage of muscle mass. Unless you want to look at long distance swimming in which case women have the distinct advantage.

So the answer is yes... and no. It just depends. :lol:

Maybe you should just challenge him to a long distance swim instead!
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby mum2james » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:01 pm

You should've go anyway and beat them up there. :)
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby soon2bayummymummy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:39 pm

make up a fitness including push ups, running up steps, maybe run a lap around town and add a .....km bike ride and see who gets the best and by what time they beat the other by.
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Postby Alexandra » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:43 pm

or take him to your pump class and watch him fall apart :wink:
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby fi_112 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:29 pm

Yeah I was thinking body attack or step haha! he plays soccer and pumps really heavy weights, he's really muscly, but he hasn't done any cardio since last November (cos that's when soccer finished) and I work out 6 days a week with lots of cardio...
but you guys are right it's very hard to compare.
I really just needed to vent I think. So thanks very much to everyone for the awesome replies :) :)
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby Gordz » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:10 am

maybe he just wanted to smoke some dope too? :idea:
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Re: I AM ANGRY

Postby fi_112 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:56 pm

well he did come home rather hungry...

haha nah he would have just said that :P don't worry i wasn't seriously trying to invite myself along with his mates
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