“Every man should be able to save his own life. He should be able to swim far enough, run fast and long enough to save his life in case of emergency and necessity. He also should be able to chin himself a reasonable number of times, as well as to dip a number of times, and he should be able to jump a reasonable height and distance.”
Swimming, running, jumping, and upper-body strength are the keys here. There was a time . . . a short time . . . that I was the master of my domain in these things. A time that, naturally enough, corresponded to my time in the military. Since then I have pretty much gone to hell.
It sucks getting old.