After radically scaling down crossfit for about a month, I am so glad I found this place!
About me: 46 year-old male, 5' 7", 175lbs., 26% BMI. (No, I'm not posting a 'before' picture, but I do have one for motivation! It's not pretty) Got out of the hospital a month and a half ago, admitted for chest pain. My very own personal workout-or-die-young call. I was in top shape once, about 10 years ago, but let myself go. The advantage of that is knowing already that it can be done!
When I got out of the hospital, I couldn't do 1 pull-up, or more then 10 push-ups at a time. Squatting left me gasping for breath after 15 reps. Discovering crossfit helped alot, but not being able to do the workouts as Rx'ed was bringing me down. Simplefit has been a god-send! Thanks, Kevin!
Very first Crossfit Total, 6/18/07
- Back Squat - 135lbs.
- Dead Lift - 155lbs.
- Push Press - 75lbs.
- Total - 365lbs. (pathetic!)
2nd Crossfit Total, 7/6/07
- Back Squat - 185lbs.
- Dead Lift - 225lbs.
- Push Press - 105lbs.
- Total - 515lbs. Still an untrained novice by crossfit's standards, but getting there.
1st week of simplefit:
L1D1: 34 rds. in 19:57 (I was feeling pretty good about that until my 22 year-old son did 46 rds. in roughly the same time...)
L1D2: 1st time, not counting rest: 4:34 2nd time, not counting rest: 3:51
L1D3: 1st time, 3:27 2nd time, 3:36 I had to have 2 assists on the pull-ups in the first round, 1 assist on the 2nd. Moving on to L2 today, will post more later.