This is my first post, so I'll quickly introduce myself. I'm 28, male, 6'5" and 155lbs. Yes, I'm very underweight - I'm slowly working on it.
My primary goal is to increase my overall strength and endurance so that I can better participate in athletic activities I enjoy. My secondary goal is to put on muscle weight to improve my appearance. I'm now eating a high calorie, high carbohydrate, high fat, high protein diet. While I understand that "lifting heavy things" is probably more appropriate for gaining weight, my current life situation makes that unrealistic for me. As such, I decided on Simplefit.
I'm on my third week of Simplefit now.
I started on Level 1, and was able to pass with relative ease. I found the first day to be extremely satisfying, and was able to knock out 30 rounds. Day 3 was completed in just under 5 minutes - I probably could have gone faster. My weak point, unlike most people here, is push-ups. I have no chest, so I suppose that shouldn't be surprising.
The next week, I moved up to Level 2. This week was a bit tougher. The increase to 3 push-ups per round on Day 1 limited me to 20 rounds. Still, on Day 3, I clocked in again at just under 5 minutes. This time, I probably wouldn't have been able to go much faster.
I'm now on my 3rd week, and I moved up to Level 3. Day 1 felt more balanced for me again, because of the increase in pull-ups but the same amount of push-ups. I was able to complete 21 rounds. Today was Day 2, and I completed it in 5:40 with each set completed in one shot. I felt pretty good, especially on my push-ups, and did not approach muscle failure at any point. I do feel stronger.
I hope that I will be able to complete Day 3 in just under 5 minutes, but it will be close.
My goal within Simplefit is to complete Level 5 with good form by the end of the year.
-----Starting Condition - May 28, 2011 (Week 4)
Full Album: http://samtihen.imgur.com/fitness_training_week_1 Current Condition - June 18, 2011 (Week 6)
Full Album: http://samtihen.imgur.com/fitness_training_progress__june_18_2011