Who would win a "Physical Fitness Test" a Athletic Guy, or a Muscular Guy?

  • Athletic79

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    Jan 27, 2014 2:34 AM GMT
    Today after I finished my gym session and my hard long run, me and my best friend had lunch and were in deep discussion about who would win,and what I mean by win is finishing a series of physical fitness test, start to finish 1st. I'm talking, push up's, sit ups, pull ups, different core exercises, a good run for 5 to 10 mins on a treadmill, a couple laps in a pool and weight lifting (and I don't mean see who can lift the most weights). Now I would consider myself a very Athletic guy since I am a runner and a pretty competitive one at that, plus I'm no skinny stick just because I'm a runner either icon_lol.gif. I no my best friend is a Muscular guy do to the fact he's one of those who wants to get big and pack on the muscles which is great because he's not one of those that ONLY focus on his upper body. I say use Athletic guys would destroy the muscular dudes because we actually do all of that to stay at our physique. Not that Muscular guys can't do finish it, but they have way to much weight and muscle to keep up with us Athletic guys. What do you think?
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    Jan 27, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    I've learned not to judge on appearance. Back in college, I knew a guy that was short and sorta pudgy. But he ran 3 miles in under 21 minutes.
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    Jan 27, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    An athletic guy, as athletic guys are more conditioned for endurance and have a high level of discipline.
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    Nice to see a thread comparing the two on criteria other than aesthetic preference.

    A lot of really 'roided out bodybuilders started out as runners and gymnasts. I learned how to do a split from an NPC competitor who could also do backflips. "Athletic" and "muscular" are not mutually exclusive. A 6' athlete would have a harder time doing chin ups and running at 220 lbs than 160lbs (when I'm under 180 lbs I jump 'round like a flea and move like a birdlike runner; not so much over 200). So in terms of "athleticism" if you factored weight into such a test odds are the muscular guy is more athletic.
  • TheSkyWasYell...

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    Jan 28, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
    I prefer trim, athletic guys just because I think the human body looks best (in either gender) when it looks streamlined & graceful.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 28, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI've learned not to judge on appearance. Back in college, I knew a guy that was short and sorta pudgy. But he ran 3 miles in under 21 minutes.


    That is supposed to be fast? That's just slightly less than 7" per mile. When I was in my early 50s, I was still able to run 10 miles in slightly less than 70 minutes which is slightly less than 7" per mile, and I've never been fast enough to be competitive. So, it's not surprising that a slightly pudgy guy could run faster than a 7" per mile pace for 3 miles.