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  • #106012
    fish
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    I looked at this work out a few times, and I finally decide that I would give it a try. I hope that I will be able to strengthen my upper body through this program. Even in high school I remember struggling trying to do one pull-up in gym class. I’m looking forward to the day that I can do several pull-ups in a row.

    I don’t have a very long history of working out. Just over a couple of years ago my company started a weight lost/exercise challenge which I joined. I was 5’11” and 270lbs. Shortly after I started the challenge I saw a local marathon and I thought that would be fun to try. I ran in the marathon the following year. Now I am continuing to run marathons, but I’m still overweight at 230lbs and my upper body is weak.

    So, I am planning on doing simplefit on MWF. I was a little concern about the effects the squats would have on my running which I do on MTTS. After the first week I have been pleasantly surprise that the squats seem to be complementing my running.

    Here is my first week.

    W1L1D1 : 27*

    W1L1D2 : 5:54* (Didn’t count breaks)

    W1L1D3 : 3:43*

    *3 body rows for each pull-up

    #117302
    volleyball_man
    Participant

    Great story! I started with no pullups! You goals are realistic.

    Welcome!

    #117303
    fish
    Participant

    W2L2D1 : 20*

    W2L2D2 : 8:19*

    W2L2D3 : 6:10*

    * feet on chair for pullups

    #117304
    fish
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    W3L2D1 : 24*

    W3L2D2 : 6:58*

    W3L2D3 : 5:48*

    *3 body rows for each pull-up

    #117305
    fish
    Participant

    W4L2D1 : 30*

    W4L2D2 : 7:52*

    W4L2D3 : 6:54*

    *3 body rows for each pull-up

    I’m not sure what happened today. I guess I was just moving slow.

    #117306
    fish
    Participant

    I took a break from simplefit this week because I hurt my back last Saturday. I did a few test poser pull-ups this morning, and I think that I will be ready to go next week.

    #117307
    anubis
    Participant

    Nice Work!

    You’ll see definite gains in strength and ability from doing Simplefit. I’m about your size (6ft, 220) and couldn’t run a marathon, but Simplefit got me to my first chin-up in 14 years, so you should see some results pretty fast if you stick with it. The key is to be consistent and you’ll be doing pull-ups soon!

    #117308
    fish
    Participant

    W6L2D1 : 29*

    W6L2D2 : 6:35*

    W6L2D3 : 5:00*

    *3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

    I’m going to go ahead and move up to the next level. I figure when I can actually do pull-ups I can go back to level 1. Also, I assume that increasing my assisted pull-ups will help me achieve my goal faster.

    Thanks anubis. I still have a long ways to go on doing an actual pull-up, but I can already feel the progress that I am making if I try to do a pull-up unassisted.

    #117309
    volleyball_man
    Participant

    You’ll get em.

    #117310
    fish
    Participant

    W7L3D1 : 24*

    W7L3D2 : 6:42*

    W7L3D3 : 7:28*

    *3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

    #117311
    fish
    Participant

    W8L3D1 : 27*

    W8L3D2 : 5:56*

    W8L3D3 : 5:43*

    *3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

    I will be taking next week off from SimpleFit because it is a Marathon week :)

    #117312
    fish
    Participant

    W10L1D1 : 40*

    W10L1D2 : 4:07*

    W10L1D3 : 2:39*

    *3 body rows or feet on chair for each pull-up

    I decided to do an active rest week to recover from my marathon. So, I went back to L1. I was blown away with the progress that I had made from my first week. Back to L3 next week.

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