Athletic Personality Quiz
- Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Which athlete are you? Do you aim to reach your own personal best, like Michael Phelps? Are you multi-talented like Michael Jordan, or are you a fashion-loving race car driver, like Danica Patrick?
Different personality types benefit from different workouts and habits, which is why you see some people out running as the sun rises, and others in the yoga studio doing sun salutations as the day ends.
Take our quiz to discover what type of athlete you are and how to fuel your athletic fire.
1. When you approach something new, your goal is to
a) Reach the limit of your capabilities
b) Drive like you have something to prove every time.
c) Play hard with the team to reach your goals together.
2. My dream car is:
a) tricked out with all the latest and greatest stereo equipment.
b) faster than yours!
c) asweet pair of new running shoes.
3. My dream vacation is:
a) Miami, Vegas, or in any party town with a pool.
b) Paris or New York City--where there is fashion, there’s fun!
c) Disney World
4. If I miss a workout, it is because:
a) I got a speeding ticket on my way home from the mall.
b) I was out making money.
c) I do not miss workouts.
5. If I could be on a TV show, I would pick:
a) MTV Cribs. I’ve worked hard for my toys, and I want to show them off!
b) The Apprentice. I know how to sell, and would not hear “You’re Fired!”
c) Fashion Police, with Joan Rivers
6. When I start a new sport, I:
a) am focused and determined to play as hard as I can to win.
b) play hard, and get the team working together.
c) look for results in how the activity makes me look and feel.
7. My workout routine includes:
a) Getting the proper hydration and rest to be my best.
b) Portable snacks and hydration, so I can enjoy them on the go.
c) A nice dinner at the end of the week as a reward for all my hard work.
8. My family:
a) is part of the reason I work so hard.
b) is who I credit for my success.
c) are my role models.
9. In my leisure time, I am:
a) developing my next big money-making project.
b) watching a funny movie.
c) playing video games in my Cadillac.
10. People say that I am:
a) beautiful on the inside and out.
b) lovable and charming.
c) intense at everything I do, whether work or play.
Count up your total:
1(a-1, b-3, c-2), 2 (a-1, b-3, c-2), 3 (a-1, b-2, c-2), 4 (a-3, b-2, c-1), 5 (a-1, b-2, c-3), 6 (a-1, b-2, c-3), 7 (a-1, b-2, c-3), 8 (a-1, b-2, c-3), 9 (a-2, b-3, c-1), 10 (a-3, b-2, c-1)
Match up your total score to the athlete below to get a few tips about being your best athlete!
10 – 15 points: Michael Phelps, The Fun-Loving Athlete
You like working out hard and playing hard. Like Phelps, you might say to yourself, “I want to ‘fulfill my potential and reach the limit of my capabilities.’” Although something may scare you at first, nothing can keep you from your goal.
Your dreams rule where life will take you and your razor sharp focus helps you achieve those dreams. While you may not drive a Cadillac with a sound system, 3 televisions, a Playstation and an Xbox like Phelps does, you do have your own collection of impressive toys.
Your strong determination makes it possible for you to succeed in almost any sport you choose. Whichever sport that is, make goals of what you would like to achieve over 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and see how you grow.
Remember to take care of yourself in the process; Phelps is close to his mother who has always nurtured him. Remember to nurture yourself; get hydrated before working out, and get the right nutrition post workout. Get enough rest and sleep to be energized to fulfill your dreams!
16 – 24 points: Michael Jordan, The Venture Capitalist Athlete
You have a knack for fitness, but that is just the tip of the back board for you! You make the most of life with a “Living in the moment” life philosophy. You are beyond an athlete and may possibly have multiple businesses and perhaps a movie career, or other artistic hobby.
You have a natural attraction that makes people want to stand up and cheer for you. You are a people’s person, and charming to be around. Jordan’s athletic talent moved the masses to hit the courts in their own Air Jordan Sneakers; his charm made him a hit in the movie Space Jam ; he also owns his own professional road racing team, and it is no wonder that people buy his Michael Jordan cologne.
With all of the tasks that you might be juggling at once, you need regular, challenging workouts that do not take up too much time. Try keeping a bag in your car with your running shoes and shorts, so you can hit the gym or beach during your lunchtime, or a post-work workout. Schedule your workouts into your calendar so they take priority. Or join a team, as your charm will bring value beyond your athletic talents.
25 – 30 points: Danica Patrick, Living Life in the Fast and Fabulous Lane
You like to live life fast, hot, and furious! You want to have fun working out, and you want to look great. You work hard and play hard.
Danica was the first woman to win an Indy car race, and has set the record for the best finish by a woman in a NASCAR top-circuit race. She was in a music video with Jay-Z and was voted one of the World’s Sexiest Women by Victoria’s Secret. Chances are you are also living a life with many moving parts, so you want a workout that is going to keep you in tip-top shape, without taking up too much time. Danica’s favorite workouts are running, weight training and yoga.
If you are new to running, start out by running for half hour, 3 days a week at a pace where you can comfortably hold a conversation. Track how many miles you go on the last day of the 3rd run. The following week, increase the mileage by 10%. For example, if you ran 2 miles on the 3rd run, then the following week run 2.2 miles each of the three days. Increase by 10% each week until you reach a distance you can maintain. Designate a different day to use weights to strengthen muscles even more, and an additional day to stretch muscles at a yoga class. Regardless of whether you live in the desert like Danica, keep living fast, hot, and furious because when you look your best, you feel your best too.
Written By Katrina Goldberg, Rockit Body Pilates