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Ken's log

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:38 pm
by Ken K
Here's me:
40 year old male
5'10" 205lbs.

I'm not waaaaay out of shape, but certainly not where I want to be at this stage of my life. I found this site last week and couldn't keep it off my mind, so here it goes. Today was my first day......

L1 D1.......managed 26 rounds. Pushups and squats were not a problem, but I'm sure I'll feel it tommorow. I started out good with pull-ups, alternating grips each round. After about ten rounds I had to go to assisted, but wasn't bummed because pull-ups have never been my strong suit---I hope this program can change that.

Wish me luck and Hi to all of you out there. Good health, Ken

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:54 am
by Ken K
L1D2.......3:07 Felt really charged up today, did the first four rounds with no assist on pull-ups, last round just needed a bit. I am looking forward to day 3.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:12 am
by splint
Good Job Ken,

I think my favorite thing about Simplefit is my pull-up improvement. After all the best way to get better at doing pull-ups is to do pull-ups.

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:08 am
by Ken K
W1D3 Time........2:26. Week one done! 5 pull-ups unassisted, the rest assisted. I've been doing cardio 4-5 days a week, and along with my first week of simple fit I'm feeling better physically and mentally than I have in quite some time.

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:57 am
by Ken K
I have decided to stay at level 1 for another week to focus on my pull-ups.
Week 2 L1D1.....33 rounds in 20 min. Improved from last week. I alternated grips (hands facing me or away), and was able to do all reps facing, but after 11 away had to do jumping pull-ups(3 to 1). Cardio going strong 5 days a week; I am feeling better every day. Ken

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:29 pm
by ucffool
Great work, keep it up!

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:36 am
by davidmk
Hey Ken,

I have started recently, too. You sound as if you are hitting it hard, which is great. I am trying to and will be soon.

It has been a long time since I exercised prior to starting simplefit, but it still seems that the way I feel after a workout now is better than it did before. Maybe I have forgotten or maybe it is the simplefit program and the whole body workout instead of the old isolation exercises.

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:18 am
by Ken K
I definitely feel that the simplefit workouts have had a profoundly different affect on me. I was always doing traditional workouts in the past, isolating weight movements, etc...but never felt like I do after only a short time on simplefit. I'm on my second week of level one, day two today did the five rounds in 2min. 31 sec. I feel challenged every time I start, and I'm having fun. Working out isn't a chore, and I've even been doing cardio 5 times a week(I never liked it in the past.) Good luck to you--stay motivated! Ken

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:20 am
by Ken K
Got a bit off track above, but here are my week 2 #'s:
L1D2....2min. 31sec. Progress!

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:52 am
by Ken K
Week 2
L1D3.............1:59.8 seven(almost eight!)unassisted pull-ups. They were not easy though. I am going to move up to Level 2 on Monday :D

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:46 am
by Ken K
After two great weeks of simplefit, I have a major case of the downers.
Sunday night feeling ill, today--sinus infection. Will probably be sidelined a few days. :( I know better than to go at it while sick, but it's hard to sit and do nothing after being so motivated. Ken

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:15 am
by Urup
Sorry to hear that. Nothing worse that having to stall working out due to sickness. Get well soon.. :)

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:30 pm
by Ken K
Thanks alot, I'm on meds and hopefully will start back with some light cardio tommorrow.

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:31 pm
by davidmk
How are you today? I hope better.
I was sick a few weeks ago and the reading I did said to work out when you feel up to it, even if not completely better. It also said if a fever or infected below in the chest to not exercise, but you probably would not feel like it anyway, unless you are Michael Jordan or something.

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:03 am
by Ken K
Thanks for asking; I'm feeling better and will probably start doing cardio today. I ended up having a fever on top of everything else, and was completely wiped out for 4 days. Will take it slow today, but can't wait to get back into it. Seems like the longest time when you can't work out. Thanks, Ken