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chromeboy's log

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:58 am
by chromeboy
Hey all.

22 year old male, about 5'8", 168lb.

Started today at L2D1. Probably not the best idea since I've been out of exercise for some time. Main aim is to do some simple, no fuss, no space, no equipment exercise to get some of that fitness back, tone and build up muscle again.

L2D1 - 16 sets.

I have no bar or other equipment so I've substituted pull-ups with three tricep dips. That's just so I could get started with something. Anyone have better ideas involving no equipment?

Push ups were a struggle. If not for those I could have done a whole lot more sets. They were all full but from about 10 minutes on I had to split them up. Would it be better to do more reps of easier push ups once I hit that stage? That'd get me through more of the other exercises.

I have no sticking power usually but let's see if I do this time.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:41 am
by splint
I don't have anything against people modifying the workout but I think you should just do it as prescribed as best as you can for a few weeks and see how your body adapts. If you don't have any results to go by then the changes you make are just arbitrary.

If on say round 10 you start having to take breaks between push-ups, so be it. Next week try to make it to round 11 before having to take breaks. Don't do easier push-ups just to get another round in. As you move up in levels, your body is going to be struggling at each exercise, so that never goes away, embrace it.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:54 am
by chromeboy
Great. Will stick at that then.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:45 pm
by volleyball_man
I echo splint.

Go to the products page and check out the Door Gym. Several of us in here use them.

Be patient.