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Jamin's log

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:27 pm
by jamin
Just found this site today and decided to give this regime a go. I am not really a fan of weightlifting in the gyms. I would rather be toned than muscular! More practical.

I am 21, 6'0 and 160lbs and relatively fit.

My D1 will start on Tuesdays, D2 on Thurs and D3 on Sat.

Today I started at level 3 and managed to do 27 full sets in the 20 minutes. My 28th was a little weak on the pull ups, they are my weakness for sure.
I was surprised at the sweat it induced, and it's not too long so it won't be too hard to get off my arse and do it.

I am wondering what the goal is for max number of reps in 20 minutes? I see most people are getting 20-30 sets. I may have missed where it said to progress to the next level, but do you step up to the next level once you can do over say, 30 sets in 20 minutes?


Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:35 pm
by samjackson
From what I've read here, if your day 3 set take longer than 30 minutes, or your day 2 set less than 5 minutes, you should progress either backwards or forwards, depending on your situation.

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:27 pm
by Admin
Great work!

Like Sam said after you do all three workouts you will have a better feel for where you should be.

D1 is more endurance
D3 is more strength

Even though all the workouts use the same movements they are very different and will feel very different.

Good to have you here, since you are already very strong be careful and start out slow these workouts will really sneak up on up you, rabdo is real.

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:07 pm
by jamin
Yeah I just read an article on Rhabdomyolysis and it is a scary factor. I definitely do not like to push myself too far as it has never felt like a sensible thing to do, now i know why! I will definitely keep it in mind in the future, and it's definitely something to inform everyone about.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:21 am
by Admin
After a few weeks of this you can really lay it on, but better to start slow.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:03 pm
by jamin
Well I never expected such a good feeling after such a short time (20min) of working out. I can feel the ache throughout most of my body. Forearms, biceps, triceps, pecs, abs, lats, qauds, all from 3 simple exercises.
I do not feel too much in my hamstrings, or deltoids however. The only thing this workout doesn't incorporate is much rotation or abduction of the arm to use the deltoids, but there are other ways to work them that I can incorporate.
Even though I have only completed D1 I think this is a great idea and I congratulate the designer(s).
I look forward to see what a solid 5 months will do (If I can discipline myself)


Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:02 pm
by samjackson
I felt good after the day 1 workout, too. The day 2 was too light for me. I'm gonna finish day 3 level 1 and then bump it up. If you hang in there with it, I will too.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:18 pm
by Admin
Nice work


Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:33 am
by Cipe
If you want to work your deltoids more, make the grip on your pull-ups wider.

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:40 pm
by jamin
Back at last, I have been surfing a few hours the past few days, which is a very good upper body work out. It is similar to swimming several miles front crawl - but your body is supported by the board making it a bit easier.

with that, should I just continue my sets a day or so after surfing to let my body recover? I am usually sore for a day after surfing and fine 2 days after, and I never plan on when I will go as it is dependent on conditions, so i cannot work a schedule around surfing.
I guess it is just best to put in my 3 sessions a week when I feel up to it? (with a day in between each session)


Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:49 pm
by Admin
Yeah, just listen to your body.

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:42 pm
by jamin
Back to recording.

Saturday - L3D1 22 sets
Monday - L3D2 4.57 min
Wednesday - L4D3 4.35 min

Pull ups are getting easier now.

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:22 pm
by jamin
L4 D1 yesterday 28 sets in 20 min - no ache today, which is good.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:05 pm
by jamin
well I am back here after my summer off!
I decided to stop the work out as I was working in physical labour 8-10 hours a day for 4-5 days a week, plus I was too lazy to carry it on on top of that.
I have started university again and I will pick this back up -hopefully where I left off- and keep at it.

You have a few more members here now Admin! (sorry I recall Steve, but I can't remember if that's your name or not)

I will start the work out in the next few days


Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:54 pm
by ucffool
Welcome back! Oh, and his name is Kevin... but I think Steve will be funny. I'm calling him Steve all weekend now. :)