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by dgkimpton
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: What do you find hardest in SimpleFit?
Replies: 7
Views: 5040

What do you find hardest in SimpleFit?

I find the pull ups killing, I read in someone elses post that pushups were their limiting factor... so, what do you find hardest?
by dgkimpton
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: Goals eh? I can do that ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Woot - by accident I ended up on L3. But I've been able to stick with it all week :D There we go... Junes goal achieved :yippie:

I've got to up date the goal for October to be smooth L3 :D
by dgkimpton
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Pull-ups... 1 - 6 months with Simplefit.org
Replies: 22
Views: 18291

With a lower bar I think you'll find this easier (bring it down to just over head hight...)

But what the hell do I know ;)
by dgkimpton
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Simplefit requires reading ability!
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

Simplefit requires reading ability!

So, my Day 1 was kicking my ass today - much worse than normal.

Afterwards I looked more closely at what I was reading - oops! I'd unintentionally slipped up a level... and naturally put in a rather dismal performance.

So, the moral? READING ability is Important!
by dgkimpton
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Pull-ups... 1 - 6 months with Simplefit.org
Replies: 22
Views: 18291

You were bloody close in that last video snippet! Have tried working from a lower bar so that you can practice the top part of the lift without wearing out on the getting yourself off the ground part?

I started with a lower bar by mistake and I have to say I think it helped... ymmv of course.
by dgkimpton
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: New simplefit facebook group!
Replies: 1
Views: 3407

Hehe - I was impressed to get an invite immediately when I eventually caved and joined Facebook. Nice one :D

P.s. if you're not on Facebook you are missing out!
by dgkimpton
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Pull-ups... 1 - 6 months with Simplefit.org
Replies: 22
Views: 18291

WOW - that is some serious progress! I'm impressed by your tenacity and results. Keep at it :D
by dgkimpton
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: zone diet - any bad experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 3434

I've been pseudo following the zone since I started Simplefit. I.e. I took the principles and try to stay close to them without all the measuring stuff (too tedious). Honestly, I'm not sure if it is the diet or the excercise but I feel great. And it's getting better all the time. Now, if I could jus...
by dgkimpton
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Fat cells don't ever go away?
Replies: 3
Views: 3756

Interesting... never heard it before, but if true it means we should all be moving heaven and earth to ensure our kids never get fat!
by dgkimpton
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: Goals eh? I can do that ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Heh, thanks folks. Yeah, I'm not that depressed about it - after all I can actually *see* the benefits of the simplefit workout :D (thanks Kevin!)

It's just irritating not to meet goals (I'm a perfectionist who hates not managing what I set out to do)!
by dgkimpton
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Weak elbows
Replies: 20
Views: 11943

Wooohoooo. Just completed L2D2 with only a slight grumble from the elbow.

But good god, those ring pushups really take it out of me - cripes. Extended my time to 22 minutes :/

Fingers crossed if I'm careful I can now get back on track... thanks for the support everyone!
by dgkimpton
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Can anyone suggest how I can increase my Pullups?
Replies: 9
Views: 5656

I find it much easier to do pull-ups (assuming you can do 2+) when I alternate lifting my head in-front and behind the bar (with my hands in the same position). I guess it just uses slightly different muscles or something but I can get almost twice as many when I do it that way... strangely I can th...
by dgkimpton
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Weak elbows
Replies: 20
Views: 11943

Hmmm, now that you mention that - indeed, it does seem to be true that I have less issues when I do ring push ups. Now that I think about it I did 10 this morning without noticing my elbows - I'm apt to forget things that didn't go wrong :oops: Cool. Thanks - guess I'll just stick to the rings for t...
by dgkimpton
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: Goals eh? I can do that ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Hmm, goals I can do. Meeting them? Ahaha. yeah right.

My new goal taking into account the health issues.

Smooth Level 2 by the end of October
by dgkimpton
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: fitness training
Topic: Weak elbows
Replies: 20
Views: 11943

Welp, still working on this one... I'm pretty sure now it's actually the push ups that are causing me the problems. Been working on the pull-ups and I've reached 4 sets of 4 full extension :D Move to pushups and my elbow fails after 5... yes, 5. At least I've learnt stop and recuperate when that hap...