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  • #106178
    HalifaxJ
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    Greetings,

    Matt Jarsky (a.k.a. Cheapo) introduced me to simplefit. I was doing squats, push-ups and pull-ups for a while but decided to start logging my progress and following the various levels.

    Today was my first official SF day. Although I worked out yesterday and probably should have rested, I had the energy to knock one out;

    Week 1, March 24, 2010

    D1 L4 – 25 rounds

    Not sure where I stand with these number, I’ll probably know better after a few weeks. Last week I was able to do level 5 day 3, but wanted to start at a lower level and work my way up. Hopefully I’ll get time on day 3 of level 4 this week and move up. My goal is level 6 by the end of April.

    Cheers,

    Julien

    #119066
    HalifaxJ
    Participant

    I took pics…but I’ll post them when I have, ahem, results.

    J

    #119067
    HalifaxJ
    Participant

    Well, I started on level 4, and I feel that maybe it’s not challenging me enough? This being said, I’m going to see it through until D3. I have a feeling this might be a different story…

    D2 L4 – Under 6 minutes including rest (30 seconds for most)

    I ended up doing 20 push-ups, 10 dive bomber push-ups and 12 more chin-ups after the session.

    We’ll see how it all goes on D3.

    J

    EDIT: I just tried doing D3 an hour after doing D2. It took me 6 minutes, but I was fatigued from the D2 workout.

    Enough rambling,

    J

    #119068
    cheapo
    Participant

    Impressive effort Julien!

    Don’t overdo it!

    #119069
    HalifaxJ
    Participant

    Thanks Matt.

    Tomorrow (Sunday) I’ll do D3. I’m tempted to do L5D3 – ?

    I have a feeling L6 might be a bit too much for me, but not sure.

    I took pictures this morning, but don’t want to post them…yet. I’ll wait a month to have something to compare to.

    J

    #119070
    HalifaxJ
    Participant

    Well week 1 is done! The L4D3 was a bit more challenging than I thought. 5 minutes is not much time to complete the workout. My time was 4:38. I also worked out in the morning, which is unusual for me – I seem to get a burst of energy in the evening and that’s when I work out.

    Week 1 Summary:

    L4 D1 – 25 rounds

    L4 D2 – 5:45

    L4 D3 – 4:38

    Now to level 5! I think this will take a while to work through and complete.

    Question about D3: Now that I’m done, I still have lots in me to keep working out. I’ve never been one to follow any workout routine, so I’m finding it hard to stop. Every time I walk by my bar, I just want to pull myself up. Should I avoid this? I know rest is important, and generally I give myself a day of recovery between workout days.

    Julien

    #119071
    cheapo
    Participant

    HalifaxJ wrote:

    Every time I walk by my bar, I just want to pull myself up. Should I avoid this?

    That’s known as “greasing the groove“.

    #119072
    HalifaxJ
    Participant

    I started Level 5 today after 5 days of not following SF (although was “greasing the groove”). Been feeling a bit sluggish lately, wanted to see if I could push myself. I was completely spent after 20 minutes – it’s amazing what 20 minutes and 3 simple exercises can do to you. I’m covered in sweat. Before SF I would just do pull-ups, push-ups and squats at a leisurely rate. It’s quite a motivator racing time.

    Week2

    L5 D1 – 22 rounds

    Playing Tennis tomorrow and probably go for a bike ride in the woods depending on how I recover from today.

    J

    #119073
    cheapo
    Participant

    How you doing now?

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