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Do You Know How Much Exercise You Should Be Able To Do For Your Age?

By kaylawalsh

February 19, 2018 at 8:28am


Are you able to run 5k in under 30 minutes? If you're in your 20s, you should be able to, according to a checklist made up by Virgin Active

You should also be capable of doing 20 burpees in a row and holding a full plank for one minute each side. 

After your 20s the expectations are a bit lower - you only have to hold a plank for 45 seconds in your 30s!

Here's the rest of the list according to Huffington Post


- Run a mile in less than 9 minutes

- Hold a plank for 45 seconds

- Deadlift more than 50% of your bodyweight


- Sprint for 60 seconds without stopping
10x press ups without stopping 

- Touch your toes comfortably whilst keeping your legs straight


- Run at a moderate pace for 60 seconds without stopping 

- 5x burpees without stopping 

- Lower yourself into a cross-legged sitting position on the floor (without using your hands) and then return to standing


- Regularly take more than 10,000 steps in a day

- Perform 12 bodyweight squats without stopping 

- Touch your fingertips with one hand over your shoulder and the other behind your back


- Walk a mile in less than 16 minutes 

- Climb a flight of stairs with 10 steps in under 30 seconds comfortably -

- Rise to stand from a chair without using hands or arms and repeat 12+ times in 30 seconds

How do you measure up? 

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