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Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:02 pm
by ricoman
Hello, everybody.
My name is Ignacio and I'm new here.
I'm starting at 38 years old, 1.70m (5' 7") and 70kg (154lbs).
I've been overweight since 12 years old and I've dropped some 6/7kg (13/15lbs) in the last four months by changing my diet to some low carb/paleo.

Week 1 (L1): 17 | 3:36 | 5:16
Week 2 (L1): 21 | 3:04 | 3:24
Week 3 (L2): 28 | 3:56 | 4:18
Week 4 (L3): 17 | 4:22 | 6:47
Week 5 (L3): 21 | 3:45 | 4:59
Week 6 (L4): 21 | 6:09 | 8:09


Nos vemos

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:06 pm
by ricoman
Ok. Here I am.

Day 2 (L1D2): 3:36 (3 minutes pause)

In the first round I did pullups but with really bad form. So I switched to chinups for the other four... a lot easier.

I was really tired from Day 1 on monday. Tuesday, I went swimming and I did a really poor performance :mrgreen:. Yesterday I had to travel for work so I took the day off. Now, after Day 2 it doesn't feel that bad.

I'll go back to pullups for Day 3 on saturday and we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:00 am
by KTG
Great start! Welcome on board.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:34 am
by ricoman
Thank you!

Today I swam a broken 2100 meters at slow pace as I'm still a little bit tired.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:37 am
by ricoman
Day 3 (L1D3): 5:16

Pretty close to the five minutes mark but it was demanding.
And the pullups are the hardest part by far.
I made it in 2 pullups + (3+2+3) chinups.
I also broke the pushups as I knew I couldn't do the 21 straight out without reaching failure.
So it was 8+8+5.
The squats were the easiest part and I made just one set of 21.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:52 am
by ricoman
Day 4 (L1D1): 21 rounds

Ok, that is 4+ rounds than last week but this time I started doing pullups and changed to chinups on the 9th round.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:57 am
by ricoman
Day 5 (L1D2): 3:04 (1 minute rest)

Well, I read here and there, saw some videos and changed to neutral grip pull-ups (palms facing each other).
I'll stick with this because I find them easy to do with good form. Easier than pull-ups or chin-ups.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:44 am
by KTG
Nice progress! For most of us the pull-ups have been the central challenge. Because of that, I think they are also the greatest glory.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:20 am
by ricoman
Thank you, ktg!

You're so right. Pull-ups are really demanding for me right now but it feels so good seeing some progress.

Day 6 (L1D1): 3:24

Pull-ups: 5+3+2 Push-ups: 14+7 Squats: 21

Ready for level 2

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:49 pm
by ricoman
Day 7 (L2D1): 28 rounds

A lot less rest between rounds and easier than before. I'm not sure why, though.

EDIT: Good news is that the day after I'm tired but not sore at all.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:16 am
by ricoman
Day 8 (L2D2): 3:56 (2 minutes rest)

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:57 am
by KTG
Great job! I expect you'll move right on to L3 and greater pull-up glory.

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:11 pm
by ricoman
Thanks for the feedback. Well, I won't deceive you...

Day 9 (L2D3): 4:18
pull-ups: 5+4+4; push-ups: 13+13; squats: 26

Last week when I did L1D3 and it took me 3:24 it felt like too little work. So this time I did it twice. The second time it took me 9:53 with pull-ups: 3+3+3+3+1; push-ups: 10+8+8; squats: 26.

I'll see if I need to do this on L3...

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:04 pm
by ricoman
Day 10 (L3D1): 17 rounds

Ok. It was hard. And I'm talking about the pull-ups of course. Now I'm thinking of taking two days off...

Re: Ricoman's log

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:11 am
by ricoman
Day 11 (L3D2): 4:22 (2 minutes rest)