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Max's log

Postby Max » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:11 pm

Me: 41 years, 5'11" and 190 lbs. I used to be athletic in my 20's (massage therapist, gymnastics instructor, martial arts), but I've been a pro computer guy for for 12 years now and I've really let it go. I've been looking for a workout program that I can stick with and after finding this site I think I've found it. I love the simplicity and it definitely looks like people are getting results. So here we go:

L1/D1 - 13 rounds.

The upper body exercises were not a problem, but the squats were killing me! I thought my legs were in better shape, whew! I'm a bit disappointed with the low number of rounds, but I focused on good technique and doing each rep slow and controlled. No where to go but up, eh?
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:23 am

My legs have finally stopped screaming enough for me to try day 2.

L1D2:

Round 1: 46 secs
Round 2: 47 secs
Round 3: 48 secs
Round 4: 52 secs
Round 5: 45 secs

Just about 4 mins total w/ a rest of 3 mins between each round.

Still feel good on the upper body exercises, though I didn't quite get my chin all the over the bar on round 5.
Still hatin' the squats!

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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:46 pm

L1D3 : 5 mins 15 seconds

Didn't quite get my chin over the bar on the last few reps.

Level 1 for another week!
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Re: Max's log

Postby cheapo » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:14 am

You're close Max, don't be discouraged!
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Re: Max's log

Postby Ruli » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:51 am

keep at it max - the first few weeks are always the toughest, but once you get the the hang of it and are in the swing of things, SF gets quite addictive!!!
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:48 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys! Ruli, I think I'm already addicted to SF. :)

Week 2: L1D1 - 22 rounds.

Better this week. I think my leg strength has balanced out some. The squats are not so bad and have been taken over by the pullups as the toughest exercise to stay consistent on.
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:54 pm

Week 2 - L1D2

Under 4 mins again w/ 3 mins between rounds.

I feel I'll be on to L2 for next week.
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Re: Max's log

Postby cheapo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:58 am

I feel you are correct!
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:05 pm

L1D3 - 3mins 39 secs.

On to Level 2!

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Re: Max's log

Postby Ruli » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:31 am

congrats max!
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks Ruli!

L2D1 - 21 rounds.

My cardio is crap. The strength is there but I run out of gas. I'm doing full range of motion dead hang pullups (with a negative) all the way through. Pushups are no problem and the squats feel better now. But I'm huffing and puffing after about 8 minutes. I do pace myself and don't explode out of the chute at full speed.

My sedentary lifestyle has caught up with me.

Any suggestions? I'm thinking of focusing on cardio on my rest weeks.
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:56 pm

Was feeling very low energy all week. Did L2D2 on thursday and L2D3 today:

7/29 - L2D2
48 secs
50 secs
50 secs
53 secs
59 secs

7/31 - L2D3
7mins 33 secs

I'll take a rest week this week focusing on cardio and get back to L2 next week.
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:05 pm

Took a longer break than expected. The 1st off week I did burpees and some other cardio workouts. Last week I was sick and very low energy so I took another break. Got back into the program today.

L2D1 - 19 rounds.
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Re: Max's log

Postby nevin » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:01 am

Very nice improvements from the first day! Its cool how fast people are improving on this program.
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Re: Max's log

Postby Max » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:21 am

Work and general tiredness conspired to keep me from working out last week so I started Level 2 over again last night.

L2D1 - 19 rounds.

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