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    When someone tells you he's athletic, what do you understand that to mean?

    I've always thought it meant that the person is mobile, jumps high, and runs fast, but now I'm not so sure. I think some people use the term to mean that they do a lot of sports or exercise a lot.

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    Re: athletic

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    When someone tells you he's athletic, what do you understand that to mean?

    I've always thought it meant that the person is mobile, jumps high, and runs fast, but now I'm not so sure. I think some people use the term to mean that they do a lot of sports or exercise a lot.

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    Someone who is athletic is very healthy physically. He is in good shape. He is likely muscular and not overweight at all. Most people who are athletic do exercise and do a lot of sports. I don't see much difference between the two, Jasmin.

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    Re: athletic

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry081958 View Post
    Someone who is athletic is very healthy physically. He is in good shape. He is likely muscular and not overweight at all. Most people who are athletic do exercise and do a lot of sports. I don't see much difference between the two, Jasmin.
    Does being athletic include being able to run fast and jump high?

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    Not necessarily. Different sports require different skill sets. Jumping high doesn't do you a lot of good in ice hockey, for example.

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