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vbm's goals

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:08 am
by volleyball_man
Hi All,

I am 42, 6'4" 235lbs. Not looking to lose too much weight. I need to get back into shape. I have been "meditating" on the crossfit site. Never did a WOD since I knew I would get injured or discouraged - so I was glad to find this site to help me gear up. I'd like to try and get to the crossfit WOD in a year, but I'm gonna let my body tell me when.

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:30 pm
by Admin

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:28 am
by volleyball_man
I met my short-term goal of one pullup (unassisted).

My next short-term goal is to make it through one of the L1 WOs doing only unassisted pullups!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:41 am
by Norman
Bravo !!

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:10 am
by volleyball_man

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:02 am
by volleyball_man
Update -

Finished L1D3 with three pullups! I can see the goal out there....

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:46 am
by ucffool
2 months to go from zero to 3?!? fantastic! I hope to have the same success (2.5 weeks in, zero pull-ups)

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:32 am
by volleyball_man

think the negatives and the planks really helped.

Have you tried kipping yet? I plan to and will let you know how it goes.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:04 am
by volleyball_man
Halfway there!

5 full pullups today.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:05 am
by Admin
very impressive

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:46 am
by volleyball_man
I was shocked. I guess that the "no expectations" with the light week opened me to the possibility.

Will build an outdoor bar - 4x4s (12ft) 5.5 ft bar with flanges. Needs to be at least 9.5 ft off the ground - I reach 8.5 flat-footed (guess why I was a middle hitter....). I really feel like adding the kipping method as an alternative will help me progress even more.

BTW - thanks for the body row suggestion.

WOOHOO this feels good.

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:30 pm
by volleyball_man
Got 10 already!

I am essentially having to do these with my legs tucked up (like an L-sit) I REALLY REALLY want to use a pullup bar.

See my WO log about how I am able to do 10.

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:43 am
by volleyball_man
I am compiling my WO log to enter the data into the new tool. I am getting the benefit of looking at my older posts. I am so pleased with the way this is going - in only a month and a half. I advise everyone to do this - read over your posts and think about where you were!

I have the task now to not feel too much of a sense of accomplishment. I have the bad habit of giving myself the finish line when there's really never suppose to be one. Not only should I focus on the journey - I should realise there is no "destination."

Luckily there's a crowd of people in here ahead of me on the path. This helps me see a goal that continues to move.

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:03 am
by volleyball_man
New goal = new focus.

I am doing all of L1 with full pullups. Now my goal is do be able to do them without rest.

So, short term goal: reduce rest in L1D1 to 0.
Long term goal: do L1D3 with no rest.

Current weight 245
Current BF% using tape 17.5%

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:10 am
by NatureDoc
You're so diligent with your pull-ups!

Good for you!!