Just started this week, liking it so far!
About me: 24 years old, living in the UK, just finished University a few months ago and start my first 'real' job on Monday (marketing and e-commerce, woo). My name's Richard, and I like to play video games, hang out with friends, the usual stuff. I had a bout of depression whilst I was at Uni which was the 'kick start' to start going gym and fix my lifestyle, however now I have no subsidised University gym I needed a new routine that wouldn't require expensive memberships
. For the last 6 months I've not had a fitness routine other than cardio when I feel like it, so I'm a little more out of shape than I'd like to be.
I control my diet fairly well already (I'm a huge
fan of Kippers
); since about November I've dropped from 69.5kg to 64.2kg (or 153lb to 141lb). Hoping to keep this up, my target lean weight is aroud 130lb which is light I admit, but I'm only 5'3 so it places me in the healthy BMI range. After the body fat percentage is down though I expect working out will add onto that so weight isn't the number one concern.Week 1
- Level 1
Day 1 (Monday) - 32 rounds
It was fairly easy on the muscles (though I was out of breath and had to keep stopping) although I am doing substitutions for pull ups at the minute. I can do chin ups (slowly), but pullups I can't manage one, so I've been giving myself a jumping help, then letting myself down from the bar slowly.
On Tuesday I went for a 2.3 mile jog, took me 27 minutes. I'm very slow, but I didn't have to stop and walk once, so that's practically a personal best for me.
Day 2 (Wednesday) - Total time: 2:46
round 1: 31.85
round 2: 29.54
round 3: 31.98
round 4: 34.94
round 5: 37.81
I alternated between pull ups and chin ups this time; again for the pull ups I 'cheated' but I did the chin ups properly. I found it very easy and thought I must have done something wrong to get such a fast time. I re-read the SimpleFit instructions and realised I was doing my exercises quite quickly. Is this necessarily a bad thing? I also did some lunges as a warm-down where I held the position for 10 seconds, and 5 x 30 seconds of plank. I read these kind of exercises should help to promote my posture which isn't the best really.
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