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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:34 pm
You're getting close! Great start to 2011.
Happy new year to you too!
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:49 pm
L4 D1 29 Rounds
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 pm
L4 D2 5 Minutes 15 Seconds
Large improvement over last week!
Sprint time. Have a good day everyone.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:50 pm
4 Minutes 52 Seconds (actual time was faster), I have my timer on my PC in a different room than where I work out---so I was probably 5 secs faster than indicated (definitely surprised).
Key to success: press right through the squats, no stopping. (I can't do 20 sttraight pullups or 41 straight pushups).
Ok, next week will be step back/rest week. I think I'll back it off to level 1 for next week.
Given the battle with level 4 I think level 5 will definitely engage my interest for awhile. Looking forward to it.
Ok, sprint time. Have a good weekend.
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:09 pm
Congrats on busting level 4.
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:02 pm
Rest Week so I've stepped it back to L1D1. 53 rounds. First time I tried this level on 12/6/2010 I did 44, so pretty substantial improvement.
I hope everyone has a great day.
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:48 pm
53 rounds is just silly!
When you started this, did you ever think you would be doing 53 pull-ups, 106 push-ups, and 159 air squats in 20 minutes?
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:35 am
Totally nutty!!! As of 3/2010, I wasn't able to do a single pullup, not one. So incredible, nutty, amazing. I look forward to the challenge of each coming level...8 seems daunting, but no longer impossible.
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:37 am
Weight tonight was 174.8. So I keep heading in the right direction with that metric also.
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:07 pm
Level 1 Day 2 of rest week is 2m 45s.
FIrst time I tried this one, it was 3:11 so a definite improvement.
Time for some sprints. How a good day everyone.
Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:02 am
Level 1 Day 3. 1 minute 34 secs. The first time I tried this was 2 minutes 2 secs. Big improvement on the pullups. Ok sprint time. On to level 5 next week. Have a good day everyone.
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:24 am
Level 5 Day 1. 20 Sets. First time doing this level, but definite room for large improvement. I'm guessing I wiil not level up for the next few weeks. I was 'smoked' about 10 minutes through so had to slow down and had to resort to singles on the pullups about 15 minutes through.
Weight today: 173 lbs (started SF at 178. I've been stricter with what I eat since 1/1. I've been following what Mark Sisson/Robb Wolf suggest since 3/2010---but now closer to Wolf).
I'm eliminating nuts, dairy (except butter---have to have my butter), dark chocolate, alcohol and post work out protein shake for the next few months to see where the weight lands with these changes. Subtitute is: real food like eggs, ham, steak, veggies, and fruit.
Have a great day.
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:23 am
I have been doing The Whole 30
since Jan. 1.
It is a 30-day elimination diet. No grains, no legumes, no added sugar, no dairy. I didn't do it because I thought it would work miracles, instead, I did as a kind of re-commitment to my goal of getting in shape and eating well. Another of the rules is that one doesn't weigh oneself during the 30 days, so I can't say if it is working for weight loss, but I certainly am leaning out some.
I haven't had many cravings, nor have I been plagued my any digestive adjustments...I guess I was eating pretty well beforehand. But, I am surprised how easy it has been and I wonder how I should eat when the month is up.
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:23 am
I like the Whole 30 idea. I've been doing (fairly strictly) the 'no grains, no legumes, no added sugar' paleo thing for a while and I like it a lot. I have never felt better...such that I regard it as 'just the way I eat' now, not really a diet, etc. I'm getting a little more strict now just so I can see if I can bleed off the remaining excess body fat that I'm carrying, so in addition to the above 'no's' (the 'no grain, no legumes and no sugar' is permanent for me) and adding several more 'no's':
Red wine, dark chocolate and post workout shake (dairy) or nuts (I love walnuts, but I eat too many).
I haven't set a time limit for these 'no's'. A couple or three months, six months, 12 months?
I'm 5'8", 173 lbs. I would estimate that I'm about 15% BF. This implies a lean mass of about 147 lbs, so 5% BF would be about 155 and 10% would be about 163 lbs...so lose 10-18 lbs...that should be something that can happen over a few months (let's say no more than 5? I've probably averaged just under a pound per week since I started my weight loss/get in shape deal back in December of 2008 and I've gotten more patient with the process as I have worked through each plateau.)
Although if I feel good living that way, I'll just stick with it.
Personally, I'm not very vain, so 10-12% body fat would be fine, but I would like to see where my body settles naturally without all the additional things I do not really need inside of my diet.
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:18 pm
Level 5 Day 2: 8 Minutes 28 seconds, so a lot longer than Level 4. A lot of work to do at this level (I've slept poorly the last few nights, so sleeping well should improve the numbers---hopefully next week).
Sprint time then off to work. Have a great day everyone.