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Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:15 pm
by sol2k
KTG, thanks again for your inputs! I am looking around the board for more Cheapo advice (reverse pun intended). I like the idea of CC, but I can barely keep-up with SimpleFit. I need to focus on this basic stuff first.
And I do look around, I don't see many 37yo guys doing this... but I do eat my heart out looking at the 20-somethings doing it like it was just walking... sigh, age is wasted on the young :)

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:16 pm
by sol2k
I'm a bit ashamed that I skipped another week, non-intentionally.
I realized if I don't manage to put in the Monday (D1) workout, it's MUCH harder for me to follow up with the rest of the days. A friend of mine really needed someone to talk to on Monday evening, clashing with my workout time. Some drinking was involved so I was not fit to workout afterwards. Need to figure out a better way to handle this, like don't drink or try to re-sched after workout...
I just started a new job, after a long hiatus, I find my energy levels fluctuating a lot over the weeks. I think this is not just stress related but also related to how much water I drink during the day.
Let's see how this week goes!

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:53 am
by watergun
I'm a newbie here, not sure if I qualify to reply your post.
Anyway...
From your logs, you seems to be making good progress. Just a suggestion, why not schedule your workouts in the morning?

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:47 am
by KTG
I'll second watergun's proposal--If you want to make it a real habit, and have trouble at the other times, you've got to make it a morning routine.

It really only takes about 15 minutes 3x per week. It is the most efficient fitness program I know of. I think if you don't do anything else simplefit progress will be a slower, but it will still be progress.

Of course there are some 20-somethings who make it look easy. But there are even more of them who also can't do even 1 pull-up. And many of those who make it look easy now will be passed out on the barcalounger by the end of their 30's.

A consistent workout program can help with energy levels and with stress. You've got a great start. You just have to figure out how to make it an ironclad habit.

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:40 am
by sol2k
Challenge accepted! ;)

@watergun: thanks and thanks.
@KTG: I'm running out of things to say to you. Thanks... again...

I am usually very slow and grumpy in the mornings so my attempts at working out first thing haven't really worked out well before. I'll try again and let you know how it went.
I am compelled to warn you in advance: any additional (or pre-existing) morning grumpiness shall be blamed on you. :)

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:00 pm
by sol2k
D1L1
18 reps

Alternated pullups and chinups
Pullup failure ard rep 6
I hate mornings! :)

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:58 am
by sol2k
D2L1
4:05 (8mins total)

Alternate pullups and chinups.
Pullups make chinups feel soooo much easier.
I love evenings ;)

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:35 am
by KTG
Ohh-Kay. Evenings it's got to be. Just got to make it a habit so it doesn't slip between the busy cracks.

I think that pull-up chin-up differential is true for most of us. But if you can do any pull-ups you'll start to see the improvement there. Nice job.

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:07 am
by sol2k
D3L1
5:01

Pullups where 3+2
Chinups where 2+2+1
These took up most of the time.
Noticed small improvements in pullups.

Split pushups 7+7+7
Split squats 7+7+7

Let's see how another week at L1 does! :)

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:07 am
by sol2k
D2L1
4:05 (8mins total)

All pullups, all the way!!! Well, at least chin past the bar.
Skipped D1 this week, really need to plan better and stay disciplined.

Still, happy with the apparent progress in form.

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:40 am
by KTG
That is very solid progress. Great work! Consistency and staying at it is key.

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:10 pm
by sol2k
D3L1
5:19

Pullups 3,2,1,1,1,1,1
Pushups 7,7,7
Squats 7,7,7

Pullups got really hard early on, so broke it down into smaller sets with more rest.
Thought I was doing better, but hey... at least I am doing! :)

Re: sol2k's log

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:42 am
by KTG
Doing is what does it! Week to week ups and downs don't matter. Month to month is where the comparisons have meaning.