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Different kinds of shape Wed, Dec 10, 2008
I'm in the best shape of my life.  Well, sort of.  I've been kickboxing a few times a week for over a year now and feel quite confident in my ability to punch, kick, and do pushups and situps.  I'm also quite confident that if Normal Joe (or even In-Shape Joe) came to my kickboxing gym and tried to keep up with me, he would get about 20 minutes in and end up puking all over the mats.  The thing is, my kickboxing workout is very specific, targeting certain major muscle groups while completely ignoring others.  So even when a person thinks they're in shape, they might not be in kickboxing shape.  But the opposite is also true:  Just because I'm in kickboxing shape, doesn't mean I'm in shape for anything else, such as lifting weights or doing pullups (as I discovered last week).  There seems to be an infinite number of definitions for "in shape" and they certainly don't always mean the same thing. #health


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