My name is Scott, and I just stumbled across this site/forum. Coincidentally, I installed a pullup bar this weekend and decided to workout with calisthenics and dumbbells at home out of frustration with the nearby gym's hours of operation. So the timing's fantastic.
I'm 35 years old, about 5'9" and 150 lbs, formerly pretty athletic and not ready to become one of those guys who hits his mid-30s and "gives up." I don't know my exact measurements, but my chest measurement for suit jackets is 38 and my waist measurement for pants is 30.
My BMI is 22.1, but I'm very unhappy with the softness of my chest and midsection.
I've started to run again, and am currently running about 25 minutes three times a week, working up to 30 minutes four times a week and the occasional 5k or 10k, and then who knows? Point is, I'm trying to make running my primary sport now.
I still skateboard very occasionally but am fearful of injuries at this point (and am therefore lame), and may get back into Brazilian jiu-jitsu down the road when my work schedule is friendlier. However, until then, I plan to see where the running takes me, and do the workouts posted here until I work up to the highest level.
I'm starting at the beginning, at Level 1 Day 1.
My long-term general goal is to maintain a healthy body composition and drastically improve my strength-endurance.
My long-term specific goal is to complete the Level 8 Day 3 workout without breaks. This is a pretty heady goal for me, particularly the pullups, and I think this goal can keep me occupied for a *very* long time.
My first short-term specific goal is to complete Level 1 Day 3 in under 5 minutes and move to Level 2.
I will also be posting my nutrition logs for each day.
I will post my "before" picture and Level 1 Day 1 workout as soon as I get cleaned up.
Looking forward to it, and thanks for having me!