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  • #106794
    invisiblejk
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    May be Simplefit will work when nothing else worked.

    Level 1, D1: 20 rounds (pull up using band in a door, did not do 3 subs)

    #124146
    brmc72
    Participant

    Welcome to the boards @invisiblejk! 20 rounds on day one is a solid start!

    #124148
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    Week1, L1D2: 11m35s. I sweated.

    It took me two days to recover from L1D1. I was hungry and energetic for these two days. Can’t believe one 20min exercise has such immediate rewards.

    #124147
    andre66
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    You will definitely benefit from this workout, good luck!

    #124151
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    W1,L1,D3:15m51s. Nice palindrome. I find the pushups to be the hardest for me.

    #124152
    KTG
    Participant

    Nice start. In my view simplefit works because it takes a relatively minimal amount of time (20 minutes 3x/week) and because it has clear metrics for setting goals and seeing improvement. Still, it can sometimes be a struggle to push the button on that timer. If you can get that particular thumb action down, you will see results.

    #124153
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    Week 2

    L1D1:18rds, L1D2:08:28, L1D3:12:35

    I had a 11 day gap between D2 and D3 due to travel and sickness. Still my D3 timing improved from Week 1. And I am not sweating. Even 21 pushups were not terribly hard. Either I cheated in a posture or the time off itself is cheating. I am eager to see next week’s results. Another long travel is waiting for me but this time I am determined to exercise during travel.

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    #124154
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    During the last travel, I forgot to take my band I used as substitute for pull ups (like they show in P90x). I tried doing real pull ups in a park. Realized that I could not do even one pull up. The subs that I am doing are not enough. I have to install some kind of pull up equipment at home to get the real workout. All in time, all in time..

    #124155
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    Week 3

    L1D1:22rds, L1D2; 07:80, L1D3: 07:43

    I am sticking to SF even during travel, first time I exercised during travel. It is a testament to the simplicity of the SF.

    My stats improved every week. I might reach L2 in a couple of weeks.

    #124157
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    Week 4

    L1D1: 23rds, L1D2: 06:22, L1D3: 05:13

    oh so close!

    #124158
    invisiblejk
    Participant

    Week 5

    L1D1: 30rds, L1D2: 05:36, L1D3: 04:25

    It took 5 weeks to get to L2 but I made it. Lessons from L1:

  • Day1 is the most important, push yourself hard

  • Other days, after completing the prescribed routing and noting down in the log, continue extra reps so that you do at least as many reps as you did on D1

#124149
art50
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Congrats on making it to L2!

Interesting idea about Day 2 and 3. I know the program is structured to provide a little bit more of a break and force you to work in different speeds and groups of sets, but I could use the extra work for push ups.

#124150
invisiblejk
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Thanks. I didn’t feel much effect (i.e, muscle pain or being tired the following day) of the program on D2 and D3 after the first couple of weeks. But still I could not beat the 5 min mark. As long as the recovery is being quick after D2/D3, I think stretching D2/D3 beyond the program recommendation is fine. A lot of others in their posts seem to do a lot more in addition to SF, running/extra pullups/extra pushups/etc. For me, using D1 effort as a benchmark to meet on D2 and D3 seems like a reasonable goal.

#124159
invisiblejk
Participant

Week 6 (Week 1 of L2)

L2D1: 26rds, L2D2: 07:38, L2D3: 06:25

I am very encouraged by the first week L2 performance. In a couple of weeks I will beat L2. On D2, after completing 5 rounds as prescribed, I continued on with 4 more rounds. Similarly, on D3, after completing the test, I repeated the test two more times. My goal was to do, at a minimum, as many reps as I did on D1. If my body could do it on D1, it can do it on the other two days too. For now, it seems to be working for me. I was sweating a lot on D1. Even though I did more on D3 compared to D1, I was tired on D3 but not sweating (I took longer as completion was more important to me than time).

I haven’t lost a pound since starting SF. I gained probably one or two lbs. I cut my rice consumption by half, but replaced it with a ton of bananas and strawberries. Overall, I don’t think I reduced calories. As long as my muscles develop and make me feel stronger, I will ignore the lack of weight loss.

BTW, I am 42yrs, 5′ 7″, and 157 – 160 lbs, very unathletic body. I don’t have pull up equipment at home so I use bands in the door frame like they showed it in P90X. If SF works for me, it will work for anyone.

#124160
KTG
Participant

Very nice job! Keeping at it is the important thing. I also do extra pull-ups and push-ups through the week. But I think you do have to be careful to get in sufficient rest and recuperation time. A lot of us use the lower loads on D2 to put more focus on form.

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