Ok, it hurts!
Hello all. Complete newbie here, 36 years old, male, 196lbs, 6ft tall.
Day 1: 12 rounds with a mix of assisted chin ups (palms facing me), ie jump ups & negatives
I think I may have overdone it on my first day, a mixture of adrenaline and the need to trim down pushing further than I should have gone. I had to leave 3 clear rest days before I felt I could attempt day 2.
Day 2: 9mins 36secs with a mix of pull ups and chin up all assisted including jumps, negs and holds.
Another tough session made me realise how weak my muscles are. In pull up position I could barely hold in a dead hold on the second round, neither arms nor back able to take the weight. By the last round I could hold myself for 4 secs in chin up position with my hands close together but would collapse on the slow downward portion. My last two rounds of push ups were pretty weak too.
Edit: I think I mistimed day 2, I think it should be much longer!
I am going to continue in chin up position only for the next few weeks, doing negs and dead holds only. My lack of muscle probably explains why I put on weight so easily, I'm hoping that an increase in muscle mass will mean I start dropping weight quicker.
All in all, two days of exercise have been a real eye opener!!