December 26, 2010 at 4:15 am #106367
After 2 months of 100 pushups, 20 pullups, 200 squats and 200 situps, it’s time for give Simplefit a try. Under the previous programs, I got to 33 consecutive pushups, 6 consecutive pullups, 100 consecutive squats and 100 consecutive situps. I could have gone longer but my workouts where taking over an hour and I needed something that takes less time.
I am an endurance athlete by training having done all distance of road racing and triathlon. I originally thought that the first few levels of simplefit would be easy.
Boy have I been wrong.
Level 1 Day 1:
I doubled up this day since it looked so easy.
So 4 pullups, 12 pushups, 20 squats.
Next time, I’ll do it as RX’d.
Man,I so thought this would be easier. It was a lot tougher than I thought it was gonna be.
On to level 2.December 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm #120357
Level 2 day 1
Doing it at 11 am in the sun probably wasn’t a smart choice. Thought I was going to pass out.December 29, 2010 at 4:47 am #120358cheapoParticipant
Welcome aboard Jonathan!December 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm #120359 L2D2
4:27 total time.
Coming down with the cold that dtr #2 had. Made workout tough.December 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm #120360
L2D3 – 4:19
Level up! simplefit looks so easy on paper. I didn’t think level 2 would be that hard. Makes me afraid of level 3.January 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm #120361
Still amazed at how a simple 20 min workout can put the hurting on me.
23 rounds.January 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm #120362TBB-BBMParticipant
It isn’t easy. I’m repeating level 4 this week. If I succeed on day 3, I’ll do a ‘step back/rest week’ before proceeding to level 5. (Not sure what I’ll do if I do not succeed—may be try once more then do a step back/rest week).
My pull ups are definitely getting stronger. I like the short amount of total time devoted to the workout. I like it.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to pick a workout program and ‘fully develop its possibilities” (I’ve bounced around every 90-180 days around different routines). I’m going to stick with Simple Fit for the next year and see where I can take it.
If I manage to get through level 8 before year end or midway through, I’ve got a couple of weight vests to add challenge to the Simple Fit workout.January 4, 2011 at 5:24 am #120363tmechParticipantTBB-BBM wrote:
If I manage to get through level 8 before year end or midway through, I’ve got a couple of weight vests to add challenge to the Simple Fit workout.
Welcome to SF!
I have seen people on the forums add weights, I’ve not seen it have great outcomes. Tucked away on the site are intermediate and advanced workouts ..
So if you hit Level 8, just progress up to IntermediateJanuary 4, 2011 at 5:56 am #120364TBB-BBMParticipant
Excellent. ThanksJanuary 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm #120365 L3D2 – 5:20January 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm #120366 L3D3 -5:10
Tried to do the pullups in sets of 4. That worked through 8 and then they became sets of 1. Then pushups in sets of 11 and that worked up until #22.
I thought I would breeze up to level 5; having to repeat level 3 has been an eye opener.January 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm #120367
L3D1 – 24 rounds. Improvement of 1.January 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm #120373 On Monday after my SF workout, my left trap was really hurting. I think I pulled it during the workout. Then on Tuesday got bad food poisoning which took me out for the rest of the week. Sunday now and have a 16 mile long run. While start back to SF on Monday with Level 1 just to build back up/ease into it.January 17, 2011 at 5:03 am #120369 L3D1 – 31
Decided to go with L3 rather than L1. Glad I did. Crushed it. 7 more than last time. Felt so strong today. Good sign for beating D3.January 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm #120378
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