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vbm's progress

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:39 am
by volleyball_man
In the beginning...

Level one.

6'4" 230lbs.
Waist 36"
Chest 48"
BF 31% on one of those innacurate cheap electronic things.

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:06 am
by volleyball_man
Gained 5lbs this week. Probably lost fat.

Still at L1
The pullups will keep me there for a while. I want to get to where the diffficulty of the pullups levels with the pushups and squats. Once it's only endurance I'm working on, THEN I'll move up.

Anyone else have the length - weight ratio which results in VERY difficult pullups?

At 6'4 and 235, I have a standing reach of 8'5. That's a long pull with some heavy weight. I imagine that as I "progress" and gain muscle from the pushups and squats (and the bit of pullups) that I will go backwards in the pullups first. We'll see.

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:47 am
by Admin
You are doing good keep it up

Don't forget to break sets


Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:53 am
by fitnfrustrated
You're doing great v-man!!!! I am new at this too, but I am hoping that with time and just "doing it" I will increase my strength, as well as my endurance. Keep it up.... :D

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:05 am
by volleyball_man
Thanks guys!

I am already feeling the difference. I posted in my workout log that the pushups are coming on.

I REALLY REALLY need to get to swimming again. This will help the pullups some.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:55 am
by Admin
Great work! This workout will really work wonders with consistency, you are on your way.

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 2:20 am
by volleyball_man

I feel good after yesterday's "back-on-the-horse" workout. The door gym is and excellent tool!

I can see being able to do pullups in my future!

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:32 pm
by Admin
yeah, for sure you will get there VB

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:29 am
by volleyball_man
I did one pullup!!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:31 am
by Admin
Great job!

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:54 am
by volleyball_man
I did a measure of BF% on my cheap electronic thing and got 33.7%! I went directly to the mirror and gave myself a critical look-over. I am NOT 1/3 fat!!! My chest is 48inches! My legs are a volleyball players legs!! I'm 6'4"!!! I have virtually no fat on my arms!

I came here to see if there were other methods besides the immersion method I could use immediately.

I saw Kevin's post about the waist measurement method for BF%.

Did a search and ended up here

According to this my BF% is 22% - now this I believe. I know it's still high and my hip/waist ratio is 1.02 which also needs to improve. But I knew I was not at 33%

Moral of the story - chuck the electronic thing![/url]

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:13 am
by samjackson
Thanks for posting that site. Great info. I too am skeptical of my electronic BF monitor.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:23 am
by volleyball_man
I am a Math Prof.

Found the actual Equation:

% body fat = 86.010 x log10(abdomen II - neck) - 70.041 x log10(height) + 36.76

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:05 pm
by volleyball_man
Now getting consistent at 10 pullups!


Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:07 am
by Norman
in a row ?

now that's progress !!!!!