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Postby beer_belly » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:40 pm

As a teenager I was pretty sporty and wiry: 1.78m (5"10') and 60kg (132lbs). I'm now 30, and weigh about 72kgs (160lbs) - with most of the extra weight being in my (beer) belly :roll:

I don't necessarily want to lose weight or to become really muscular, but I do want to improve my general fitness and my upper body and back strength.

It's been a while since I've actively exercised, but after finding this site I thought "what the hey", and started the next morning, last Friday, on Level 1.

Feb 20: L1D1 - 15
Feb 21: 10 minute jog (about 1.5km)

I usually struggle with push-ups, but in comparison with the pull-ups they were easy!

I was going to do L1D2 today, but I am way too sore! My whole upper body aches and I've coated myself in Tiger Balm, but it's not helping too much. Wow :shock: But as they say: no pain, no gain. Right?

I'll do L1D2 tomorrow morning and report back.

Any suggestions for the soreness?
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Postby beer_belly » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:20 pm

L1D2:
1:04
1:02
0:38
0:46
0:50

I started off slow and careful, but then remembered that I was supposed to be as fast as possible (without rushing the exercises).
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Postby volleyball_man » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:12 pm

Nice start!
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End of week 1

Postby beer_belly » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:10 pm

End of Week 1
    23/3: L1D2
      1:04
      1:02
      0:38
      0:46
      0:50
      ------
      4:20
    24/3
      run: 4 * 400m laps + 2*400 to and from the track
      first lap: sprint 100, jog 100, sprint 100, jog 100
      Had to rest after second lap
    25/3: L1D3
      5:44, (+ 2 min penalty): only 3 real pull-ups, the rest were jump-ups and even then I didn’t make it up to my chest.
      Next week I'll make sure to take as much time as I need to complete all the pull-ups properly.
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End of week 2

Postby beer_belly » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:27 pm

27/3
L1D1 - 19 rounds - 4 more than last week, YAY!

28/3
jog: about 2.5km, 20 mins

29/3
rest day

30/3
L1D2 - 42 + 47 + 52 + 47 + 54 = 4:02

31/3
jog: about 2.8km, 25 mins

1/4
L1D3 - 6:40 (did 5 pullups + 15 jumpups)
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