I've been lurking on the site for quite a while now, I got here by way of a friend who works out regularly and every once and a while attempts a crossfit wod and occasionally hobbles into work only able to mutter something about 'tabata' or 'thrusters'. Had a gander at xfit...bit back a cry of fear...and immediately googled for a scaled version :D.
The missus has had me on a Weight Watchers style diet since mid August, and the desk jockey flab is pretty much gone (205 down to about 180-85, holding steady-ish about 3 weeks now) and I've known for a bit that the only thing to keep me this way and improve is exercise. I'd rather exercise towards the sort of fitness that's self perpetuating and useful rather than a constant "How heavy am I this week?", so here I am.
DoorGym has been purchased and assembled and tested, turns out I can still do about 3-4 pullups with some heavy kipping before the arms want to mutiny, a 5th can be ordered by the cap'n then the saber rattling starts. I can do one from a dead hang, fully static, then the legs are pumping as soon as the hang is no longer 'dead'...if that makes sense? What's the consensus on kipping? Is that a sub (i.e. do it x3) or a fair pullup?
So, the goal portion of the post: tomorrow morning will be L1D1. I'd like to be beyond L5 in the new year. I generally respond pretty well to exercise (we were kept very active as kids), so I'm optimistic I'll manage advancing level a week for at least a month. MWF for simplefit progression then situps, L-sits (har har I think I managed 5 seconds hanging from the DoorGym this morning) and leg lifts till I can't for TTh. Weekends for R&R.
Sorry for the novel, and thanks to Mr. Mckay for a great site!