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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:43 am
by taifun
Nice work Andy!

I was watching your body rows thinking "what if he rotates his hands so he has the knuckles facing himself?" Wouldn't that be more similar to the regular pull up movement. I have a feeling that would move more work to the triceps. What do you guys think?

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:10 am
by Admin
the rotation through the movement is ideal, I will see if I can find a clip

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:02 pm
by ucffool
W24, L2:D1 - 24 rounds
Was in full gear because it was in the 30's outside. Walked afterwards. I didn't push it, but was very consistent with 6 rounds in 5 minutes the whole time.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:21 pm
by ucffool
Wow, after a holiday away from Simplefit, it's exciting to come back. For those missing me, here is an explanation.

After Thanksgiving and reaching some of my goals, I realized I had another issue to deal with: a job that was causing distress and problems with my out-of-work life, and after 3 years, I needed to say goodbye, new job or not. So, I talked to loved ones, made the call, and gave 2 weeks notice. Finished out all the things that go along with that, enjoyed an extended Christmas visit with my family, and now I'm back to the snow and the new unemployed life, getting things in order. With that, getting back into simplefit again with new knowledge, better commitment, less stress, and with any hope, better results.

I look forward to doing more with and to simplefit. If you haven't checked it out, the simplefit blog will be one of the ways I will continue to improve and the simplefit community.

My g/f broke her foot, which is timely, and for the last few days I've been quite sick thanks to an infection my brother got and passed to me over the holidays. So needless to say, I will kick back in soon. However, since my g/f works out in a gym, and I have to take her there (she will be doing upper body and core), I'm working out there as well. On the plus side, if there is one, I can do assisted pull-ups which will help me progress faster than bodyrows I think, since I have to 'catch back up' now.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:56 pm
by Admin
Good to have you back!

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:10 pm
by naples378
Sounds like you are also putting things back in order, good luck.

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:12 pm
by ucffool
Well, after what must have been 2-3 weeks off because of lower back strain, I have started getting my physical activity level back up. I ran a bit and mostly walked about 4 miles yesterday, this morning did 3 rounds of 5 pull-ups on an assisted pull-up machine (90lbs subtracted, about 1/3 my weight), a bunch of squats, and then about 20 minutes of basketball free throws (set of 10, for every one I missed, I had to do push-ups). Feels good to be active, but I'm definitely slowly getting back into it. My right shoulder is doing well and properly stretched out, so a plus there too.

While I still cater to my g/f's broken foot, and thus I'm restricted to a gym (when I take her in) and not doing simplefit routines, I'm committed to mixing it up enough to get myself back into working order. I have the door gym, so I plan to start using that as well. I expect this will be my last post in this log, I will create a new thread (ucffool's log - Take 2) when I am back doing simplefit exclusively (hopefully, within 3 weeks, depending on my g/f's right foot's healing progress).

Oh, on a positive note, I weighed in with sweat pants and a hoodie sweatshirt at 291.8 this morning. Without being active, I've managed to maintain my weight and really focus on controlling my sugar and my overall food intake. Sure, some of it was muscle-to-fat conversion, but I'm still pretty happy.