WTF? Quick notes about progress and developments before I go attempt L5D2 with rings. I was putting my shirt on this morning in the bathroom, and i noticed something weird about my stomach. My midsection shape is a bit odd normally, I suppose. Sort of that spare tire thing going on around the hips a bit, fairly flat stomach in shape. I say 'in shape' there because compared to where the front of my hips sit, my belly is about 3 inches in front of that point. Poking around my stomach fat, you can easily feel abdominal muscle about an inch in, but that would mean they're protruding approximately 2 inches from my hips. That sort of makes sense to me, because I've always had strong abs. And ive pretty much always been able to see that 'upper shelf' of abs, or at least their outline lol. Anyways, back to my observation. As I was putting on a shirt, I was twisting slightly to the side facing a mirror when something caught my eye in my stomach. I focused at it and realized that I can see a shadow where my my top abdominals meet my mid-upper ones. If im not describing this right, imagine seeing a human anatomy chart showing the 8 pack of abdominals: those upper most two and the two below them, i can see the beginning of shadow between those two sets. WHAT THE HELL?! I've been MUCH thinner, fitter etc before in my life and at those points only managed to slim down that spare tire thing on my hips. Another odd point about this observation is that Im still sitting at just about the same weight (217). I dont blame that on SF at all, I blame it on my lack of cardio and correct diet. But still, the point still stands. If im not losing weight, and I see that in my abdominals, are they getting bigger? Whatever the cause, Im excited and cant wait to see what the future holds.
Another note. Speaking of cardio and diet; Im trying today again to start back up with sprints. But in todays case, not using cardio to make my wods into metcon wods, just sprinting a bit after. But I was studying the zone and paleo diets today online when i found a website for zone dieters with a basic body fat and zone diet proportions calculater. I gave it a whirl just now and Im pretty puzzled. According to this calculator, at 5'8", 220 (have to round to nearest 5#), and with a 37" waist, Im approximately 36 lbs overweight (I already guesstimated almost exactly that), with a lean bodyweight of 186 (again, already figured), but Im at only 15% bodyfat according to this thing: which it claims as "ideal" for an american male. Now I rarely buy into these online bmi calculators ever, but it seemed like some of their numbers for me were spot on, with the exception of that percentage (and the calling me 'ideal' in weight and bodyfat), so I have to ask the f*<k guys? The f*<k?!
Alright, onto L5D2 untimed with rings. Dont think im recording it, just because the ring push ups are still a bit embarassing, we'll see tho.