I am a 42, male 6'4" 230lbs, 36" waist, 48" chest who has gone just a little soft.
I was a college volleyball player at 175lbs. Back then, I could run and never tire!!! I ate like a horse and never gained. I was not - however - very healthy. I was too thin for my frame. I was in better shape in my early 30s. I was swimming a mile 3 times per week. I prefer my current weight, but I'd like to be more muscle than I am (and a little less fat).
I haven't tried L1D1, yet. I am anxious to start, but will not begin until Saturday.
I am sure the pull-ups will be a challenge. My sleeve size is 37" and at 230lbs the physics makes this a real difficult thing. I will try using a bar with my feet in front (on the ground) to subtract a little of the weight. We'll see and my log will tell!! I am sure the push-ups won't be too much problem, nor will the squats. I am prepared to stay at L1 until I can do standard pull-ups.
I will augment my workouts with cycling/walking/swimming.
I like the idea of the community here and really am amazed at the range of abilities and types. I hope that I can stay motivated.
Watch for pics!!