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Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:20 am
by Slacke
Hi everyone. New guy here trying out the SimpleFit program and i thought id post my progress as a bit of extra incentiv to keep at it. :)

For lack of better ideas I started at level one day one and managed to squeeze in 34 rounds.

What I noticed was that it was purely the pullups that were holding me back. At the beginning I could keep up a decent tempo but after
a while I really had to rest for a bit if I was gonna be able to do another proper pull up, while the pushups and squats almost felt kinda pointless.

Maybe I'm not the only thats had this experience though? I'm hoping this might level out a bit as I progress further.

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:54 am
by Ruli
welcome to SF slacke! and yes, don't worry, things will get a bit tougher as you move up lvl's!!!

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:12 am
by Slacke
L1 day2: 2:58

Don't think I really needed three minutes rest between each run...

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:26 pm
by Neilfenstein
Doing really great, it's good to do each level I think it only take a week and you know for sure when you get to the week that makes you struggle with day 3!

You should crush D3 on lvl 1! Good luck!

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:49 am
by Slacke
L1 day3: 2:04

Had to split the pull ups up a bit, did 6+2+1+1, but otherwise it wasn't much of a problem.
Pushed up the tempo on the last two steps so got my heart beating a bit atleast.

Looking forward to next week to see how big the difference will be at next level.

btw thanks for the comments, always good with some feed back =)

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:43 am
by Slacke
Got bored waiting for monday so got an in an early start on level 2.

L2, D1: 31 rounds

Since my tempo tapered off quite a bit at the end last week i started by pacing myself a bit from the start this time, maybe a tad too much since it
feels like I could'v gone on a bit longer. It did feel like a better complete workout this time though with the increased amount of pushups.

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:24 pm
by G-Money
Good job, Slacke. Wanted to say thanks for visiting my log. It does seem as though we're in a similar place with our progress.

The D1 pacing is definitely difficult. I still haven't decided whether I want to push until exhausted and then rest a longer or take short rest every 2 or 3 rounds. I assume we'll eventually figure out what's best for us individually.

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:06 am
by Slacke
L2, D2: 2:58

Seems I managed to hit the exact numer that i did on day 2 of level 1. =)

Planning on these early levels when your just working your way through them seems a bit pointless.
Should be another thing when we hit a level where you actually have to work for a couple of weeks.
Wonder if that will be level3, atleast day one there seems like it could get tough with doubling the amount of pull ups...

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:42 am
by Ruli
Wonder if that will be level3, atleast day one there seems like it could get tough with doubling the amount of pull ups...

WONDER NO MORE: as what everybody will tell you, you're first L3D1 is a killer - and all because of that extra pull-up!!! but don't let that disheartened you, 'cause you'l eventually get the "hang" of it (pun intended :-))

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:37 am
by Slacke
Level 2 done, finished day 3 at 3:09.

Now just to get a couple days rest before the real pain starts... =)

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:56 am
by Slacke
Level 3, Day 1: 21 rounds

Ok this sure was a step up in difficulty.
Really hade to pace myself for the pull ups to be able to keep a decent form and the last couple of rounds I even had to drop down and take a breath inbetween each.

On the other hand I guess 21 rounds times 2 is more total pull ups than last weeks 31 rounds of 1 =)

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:45 am
by Slacke
Level 3, day 2: 3:15

Day 2 took just a little bit longer than on level 2, didn't really feel much harder though.

Looking forward to see if I can break day3 on sunday.
We're going out to a metalfestival friday/saturday though so might not be in the best shape after that... =)

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:44 pm
by G-Money
Good time on L3D2.

I thought Europe was all about electronic music. Enjoy the festival.

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:33 am
by Slacke
L3, D3: 4:25

This one really was tough on the arms.
Guess I couldv taken a little longer breaks between the pull ups but wasn't sure how much time I'd need for the last parts.

Re: Slacke's Log

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:43 am
by Slacke
Will be interesting to try out level 4 next week. Since I assume I won't be able to just stroll through it the first week like the earlier levels
it will be the first real test showing if the program will actually give some progress or not.