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Postby Sean » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:28 am

Hi all,
I'm a somewhat overweight guy who's typically better at playing hours of basketball than actually 'working out', as I seem to be very weak whenever I've actually pursued any sort of strength training throughout my life.

So recently I decided I wanted to start doing something at home, which would allow me to work out more often than going out to the gym to play ball has allowed - which I haven't done for months (for various reasons, injury being one of them).

Anyway, here's my first couple of days:

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Wk   Lvl   Day1   Day2   Day3
01    01     19   6:57

32 y/o male.  6'1" 230lbs



Felt great during and afterwards. I was feeling the first day's workout for about four days, so there was that much of a gap between day 1 and 2. Perhaps I shouldn't have waited - I don't know. I just wanted to take it slow at first.

Also, calling what I did 'pull-ups' would be generous to say the least. I had to jump and cheat like hell to do even a single pull, but I really felt it afterwards (even a little in my abs, strangely). And surprisingly , my pull-ups showed improvement on the second day of the workout.

I guess these are the easy, initial gains one gets when one goes from zero activity to any activity whatsoever ;)

Anyway, great site. Thanks. I'll keep you posted.
Sean
 
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Postby Admin » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:59 am

Great job, and great to have you here!
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Postby samjackson » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:41 am

Great work Sean! There are many ways to assist your pull ups. Scan through the posts on the training forum and you will find some ideas. If you want to throw money at the problem, see my post about helpful product for pull up assistance.

Take it slow and easy at the start and give your body a chance to adapt to this type of training. If you go too hard, too soon you risk becoming very ill. When you work up to it, you can achieve very intense levels of training (and fitness) without fear of developing Rabdo. You may puke, but for some, puking only means your doing it right :D
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Postby Sean » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:17 am

Thanks guys! I will check the posts you mentioned.
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Postby Sean » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:33 pm

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Wk   Lvl   Day1   Day2   Day3
01    01     19   6:57   7:48
32 y/o male.  6'1" 230lbs

Sean
 
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Postby Sean » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:19 pm

Code: Select all
Wk   Lvl   Day1   Day2   Day3
01    01     19   6:57   7:48
02    02     16  11:25  10:10
03    02     21   6:50   6:45

32 y/o male.  6'1" 230lbs



So I went down 3 reps in week 2. I was hesitant to start last night as I was feeling tired and didn't get started until after 10:00, which is probably a little too late for me nowadays.

Hopefully it was just an off week! Still feel great though.
Last edited by Sean on Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:49 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Postby Admin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:55 pm

don't look at specifics like day to day or week to week, look for trends after you acquire more data. After a couple of months you will see big improvements.
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