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Fish's log

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:51 am
by fish
I looked at this work out a few times, and I finally decide that I would give it a try. I hope that I will be able to strengthen my upper body through this program. Even in high school I remember struggling trying to do one pull-up in gym class. I’m looking forward to the day that I can do several pull-ups in a row.

I don’t have a very long history of working out. Just over a couple of years ago my company started a weight lost/exercise challenge which I joined. I was 5’11” and 270lbs. Shortly after I started the challenge I saw a local marathon and I thought that would be fun to try. I ran in the marathon the following year. Now I am continuing to run marathons, but I’m still overweight at 230lbs and my upper body is weak.

So, I am planning on doing simplefit on MWF. I was a little concern about the effects the squats would have on my running which I do on MTTS. After the first week I have been pleasantly surprise that the squats seem to be complementing my running.

Here is my first week.
W1L1D1 : 27*
W1L1D2 : 5:54* (Didn’t count breaks)
W1L1D3 : 3:43*
*3 body rows for each pull-up

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:22 am
by volleyball_man
Great story! I started with no pullups! You goals are realistic.


Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:27 am
by fish
W2L2D1 : 20*
W2L2D2 : 8:19*
W2L2D3 : 6:10*
* feet on chair for pullups

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:01 pm
by fish
W3L2D1 : 24*
W3L2D2 : 6:58*
W3L2D3 : 5:48*
*3 body rows for each pull-up

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:01 am
by fish
W4L2D1 : 30*
W4L2D2 : 7:52*
W4L2D3 : 6:54*
*3 body rows for each pull-up

I'm not sure what happened today. I guess I was just moving slow.

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:02 am
by fish
I took a break from simplefit this week because I hurt my back last Saturday. I did a few test poser pull-ups this morning, and I think that I will be ready to go next week.

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:54 am
by anubis
Nice Work!

You'll see definite gains in strength and ability from doing Simplefit. I'm about your size (6ft, 220) and couldn't run a marathon, but Simplefit got me to my first chin-up in 14 years, so you should see some results pretty fast if you stick with it. The key is to be consistent and you'll be doing pull-ups soon!

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:34 am
by fish
W6L2D1 : 29*
W6L2D2 : 6:35*
W6L2D3 : 5:00*
*3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

I'm going to go ahead and move up to the next level. I figure when I can actually do pull-ups I can go back to level 1. Also, I assume that increasing my assisted pull-ups will help me achieve my goal faster.

Thanks anubis. I still have a long ways to go on doing an actual pull-up, but I can already feel the progress that I am making if I try to do a pull-up unassisted.

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:04 pm
by volleyball_man
You'll get em.

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:41 am
by fish
W7L3D1 : 24*
W7L3D2 : 6:42*
W7L3D3 : 7:28*
*3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:55 am
by fish
W8L3D1 : 27*
W8L3D2 : 5:56*
W8L3D3 : 5:43*
*3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

I will be taking next week off from SimpleFit because it is a Marathon week :)

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 5:48 am
by fish
W10L1D1 : 40*
W10L1D2 : 4:07*
W10L1D3 : 2:39*
*3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

I decided to do an active rest week to recover from my marathon. So, I went back to L1. I was blown away with the progress that I had made from my first week. Back to L3 next week.