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Postby Mikerobe007 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:50 pm

I'm new here, and have tried several (rather feebly, I must admit) different workout programs, and I do rather enjoy the structure of this one.

Apart from the fact that the last two days since my L1D1 have been agony...

Anyhoo, I'm doing this program to actually *gain* weight, as I'm very light (105 lbs) and need muscle more than anything. The excercises as such are made... easier... because of the lack of weight to lift, so my results really aren't comparable to most other peoples'.

L1D1: 65 rounds
L1D2: 2:15
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Postby taifun » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:02 pm

Ah, so there's the 65-round man!

Welcome Mike!

With those results I'd say skip a few levels ahead, L1 won't give you much. Try for example L3D3 next, to see where you stand.

With regards to gaining weight, I wouldn't know much about it 8) but I'd think the proper diet would be vital, anyone?
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Postby Admin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:13 pm

yeah to gain muscle you need to eat allot, cut Aerobic, and try to stay close to the 5x5 range, use really aggressive angles or consider a weighted vest. Lots of rest.
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Postby taifun » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:26 pm

Hmm, only ten minutes after reading this I come across the following article: http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/hardcore.html
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Postby Admin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:55 am

Ross is great and he practices what he preaches, I got his never gymless book a while back and it is worth the money.

He makes some great points

-Forget Isolation
-Eat Big To Get Big
-Limit Aerobic Training
-Intense Conditioning

Great stuff
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Update

Postby Mikerobe007 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:57 pm

L1D3: 1:08

K, time to go up a level... or so...
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1.08!

Postby aussiechick » Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:16 pm

WOW!

So thats how long it takes to do L1D1 without any rests huh!
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Postby taifun » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:11 pm

Once again Mike, I'd say you might as well skip a level or two, L2 won't give you much.
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Postby volleyball_man » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:17 am

I agree with taifun.
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Postby Mikerobe007 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:31 pm

L2D1 : 61 rounds

Not bad seeing as that does end up with more push-ups/squats than the previous level, albeit the 4 less pull-ups.

Not so sure if skipping a couple of levels is all that wise - I'm completely exhausted from this one!
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Postby taifun » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:38 pm

No wonder you're spent, 61 rounds equals 3 rounds a minute, it's a great endurance workout, but not so much for strength :-) But of course, do it the way you feel comfortable with :!:
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Postby volleyball_man » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:29 am

Amazing numbers!
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Postby Mikerobe007 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:08 pm

L2D2: 2:51
Starting to get longer and just a *little* bit tougher now!

I'm also starting to smell worse.
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Postby taifun » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:31 pm

You ain't got it tough...

If the smell is your own sweat, it's not bad, it's sweet

If it's something else, I'd get it checked out :wink: :D
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Postby volleyball_man » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:22 am

Mikerobe007 wrote:I'm also starting to smell worse.


:lol: That explains it!

Keep pushing. Those are still big numbers in my book. (And I know big numbers when I see 'em. Right, taifun?)
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