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Thykka's log

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:40 am
by Thykka
Aight. I'm a ~175cm ~47kg male in my twenties and I've always been as skinny as a stick. I've been smoking for around 3 years and I seldom exercise... until last Sunday when I decided it was time for a change.
So here goes:

  • D1 17
  • D2 4:48
  • D3 3:59
  • D1 15
  • D2 3:37 :shock:
  • D3 2:18 :shock: :shock:
  • D1 25
  • D2 4:03
  • D3 2:45
  • D1 19
  • D2 N/A
  • D3 4:40
Pull-ups and squats hardly make me break a sweat but push-ups, for some reason, are really exhausting. I guess it's my triceps causing the problem because it gets easier when keeping my hands wide apart while doing the push-ups.. Any tips?

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:36 pm
by taylor
I was skinny as a sideways dime until I turned 35 - then suddenly put on 30 pounds so fast it was shocking. Like 6 months. Crazy.

I'd recommend sticking with plain-vanilla pushups, running the SF plan as rx'd - the tricep strength will catch up as your body adapts, likely very quickly. On strength days, you could maybe mix in some feet elevated pushups or do them with your hands close together. Or add in some chair dips to your workouts to target triceps specifically...

Anyway, welcome and good luck!

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:42 am
by Thykka
Thanks for the tips taylor!

I'm amazed how quick I'm making progress with these exercises. Had to pick a longer jogging route a few days ago since the old one doesn't make me even break a sweat anymore :D

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:50 am
by ianjb
Add some 10 second sprints to the jogging and you probably won't need a longer route to break a sweat. You'll be done faster and also improve your anaerobic threshold.