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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:06 pm
by Hosedragger
I can vouch for the scale being a liar. Mine fluctuates so bad (or is it me fluctuating) that I only weigh myself at work now. We have a doctor's scale at work. But here's the deal: I can see my toes without bending. And I really do need a belt to keep my pants up. And my wife complained she's liable to break a nail just pinchin' my behind! Oh, aint life grand!

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:31 am
by ucffool
L2:D3 - 8:25
No excuses, though I have them. I'm in such a rush.
Rest week next week, no simplefit, saving all my muscle recovery (needed) for a Saturday 1 hour yoga class. I will walk on my simplefit days (T,R,Su)

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:40 pm
by volleyball_man
Enjoy the rest.

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:00 pm
by ucffool
Did Yoga today on my rest week, still got my ass kicked, even without any upper body work since last saturday.
Weigh-in @ 4 months: 291lbs... I've lost 2.5lbs/month in overall weight (and yes I know, don't go by this because of muscle gain). I'm going to work on getting back to more nutrition work and portion control. Nuts as snacks were perfect for a while, 2.5lbs of nuts in 3-4 weeks when I started almost 3 months ago, has now increased to 6lbs in the same time frame... yeah. Stress/boredom at work triggered it, so I'm breaking the habit for a bit.

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:18 pm
by ucffool
W17,L2:D1 - 25 rounds
I ate dinner about 30 minutes before this workout. I didn't feel ill or anything, but I did have less room to breath, and thus I was really having oxygen issues near the end which held me back (heart going crazy). Didn't over-do it our anything, let's be clear, I just couldn't get 26 (I only had 15sec to spare)
Oh, and as per [now] usual, wrapped up with a 4mph 20 minute walk with some sprints to cool down afterwards.

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:13 pm
by taifun
Well done Andy!

Did you go full tilt, or did you pace yourself?

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:27 pm
by ucffool
I didn't go full-tilt, knowing that will burn me out. I chose a pace I could handle and worked hard on push-up form and keeping my breathing under control for as long as possible. I tried to pace, but pace eventually slows as my muscles run out of oxygen. I'm hoping more sprints (I won't run) within my walks will help with my (previously great) lung capacity.
Swimming would help with this too, but not a super option atm.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:01 am
by kdo463
Andy, remember you're working out at around a mile above sea level. Both the U.S. military and Interagency Fire Center (forest firefighter agency) give their guys handicaps for fitness testing at high elevations - like an extra minute or so per mile in Denver.

You're doing great!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:47 pm
by ucffool
L2:D2 - 9:20
Bodyrow (3:1) angle must have been about 15 degrees. Started slow, including push-ups of 1 second at the top, 2 holding at the bottom, and 1 second to transition up again, for the first 3 rounds and then had to go a bit faster to make sure I stayed under failure.

Kdo463: true, but that's all the more reason to do what others do here while I have that temporary advantage/handicap, because in 2 years, I may not be at altitude anymore. Thanks for the encouragement!

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:29 am
by ucffool
W17, L2:D3 - 6:46
Best time. I will say that my bodyrow form on a few was not as deep as it should have been, but I don't think more rest would have improved it. Also, from when I started doing bodyrows, the 'start point', how low the ring holds are in relation to my body standing straight-up, has dropped 2-3 inches, which increases my angle. So I'm still pretty happy, and that week of rest really did help A LOT.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:34 pm
by naples378
How long, total, have you been doing this program and what kind of results are you getting? I enjoy this workout because it can be challaging if you push yourself, also the need to use little weights.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:29 pm
by ucffool
4 months, down 1 belt hook, watch fits better... I'm doing the fitness and trying my own breed of nutrition. I have slower progress than many others. You can always look at my first post in my thread for my entire workout history in 1 post.
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I've basically, so far, taken 3 years off my body fat, judging by the fact that my body comp is about the same as when I moved to colorado and weighed around 280. I way 291 now, so I'd guess I've lost 20lbs fat, gained 10lbs muscle (since starting). Only 4 more years to go till my first body comp goal.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:39 pm
by ucffool
W18,L2:D1 - 26 rounds
+1 from last time! I also kept my pace and tempo throughout, did not feel as winded (no full stomach), and was doing it as the sun was setting and the temperature was 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Awesome. I, as usual, finished with 1.4 miles in 20 minutes, walking mostly, with two 1/4 mile sprints mixed in. I seemed to recover from those faster as well (tossing them in is helping my endurance).

I feel good damn it! Oh, and I think I MIGHT have done a single pull-up before hand, but no joy yet, I will try again Sunday morning to make sure I can get my chin above that bar from a dead-hang... ROAR! :twisted:

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:58 pm
by aussiechick
Huzzah yourself! Don't forget to video that pullup for us!

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:27 am
by Urup
Congrats on your progress Andy.. thats great work! :)