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  • #106275
    Max
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    Me: 41 years, 5’11” and 190 lbs. I used to be athletic in my 20’s (massage therapist, gymnastics instructor, martial arts), but I’ve been a pro computer guy for for 12 years now and I’ve really let it go. I’ve been looking for a workout program that I can stick with and after finding this site I think I’ve found it. I love the simplicity and it definitely looks like people are getting results. So here we go:

    L1/D1 – 13 rounds.

    The upper body exercises were not a problem, but the squats were killing me! I thought my legs were in better shape, whew! I’m a bit disappointed with the low number of rounds, but I focused on good technique and doing each rep slow and controlled. No where to go but up, eh?

    #119637
    Max
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    My legs have finally stopped screaming enough for me to try day 2.

    L1D2:

    Round 1: 46 secs

    Round 2: 47 secs

    Round 3: 48 secs

    Round 4: 52 secs

    Round 5: 45 secs

    Just about 4 mins total w/ a rest of 3 mins between each round.

    Still feel good on the upper body exercises, though I didn’t quite get my chin all the over the bar on round 5.

    Still hatin’ the squats!

    Max

    #119638
    Max
    Participant

    L1D3 : 5 mins 15 seconds

    Didn’t quite get my chin over the bar on the last few reps.

    Level 1 for another week!

    #119639
    cheapo
    Participant

    You’re close Max, don’t be discouraged!

    #119640
    Ruli
    Participant

    keep at it max – the first few weeks are always the toughest, but once you get the the hang of it and are in the swing of things, SF gets quite addictive!!!

    #119641
    Max
    Participant

    Thanks for the encouragement guys! Ruli, I think I’m already addicted to SF. :)

    Week 2: L1D1 – 22 rounds.

    Better this week. I think my leg strength has balanced out some. The squats are not so bad and have been taken over by the pullups as the toughest exercise to stay consistent on.

    #119643
    Max
    Participant

    Week 2 – L1D2

    Under 4 mins again w/ 3 mins between rounds.

    I feel I’ll be on to L2 for next week.

    #119644
    cheapo
    Participant

    I feel you are correct!

    #119645
    Max
    Participant

    L1D3 – 3mins 39 secs.

    On to Level 2!

    Max

    #119646
    Ruli
    Participant

    congrats max!

    #119642
    Max
    Participant

    Thanks Ruli!

    L2D1 – 21 rounds.

    My cardio is crap. The strength is there but I run out of gas. I’m doing full range of motion dead hang pullups (with a negative) all the way through. Pushups are no problem and the squats feel better now. But I’m huffing and puffing after about 8 minutes. I do pace myself and don’t explode out of the chute at full speed.

    My sedentary lifestyle has caught up with me.

    Any suggestions? I’m thinking of focusing on cardio on my rest weeks.

    #119647
    Max
    Participant

    Was feeling very low energy all week. Did L2D2 on thursday and L2D3 today:

    7/29 – L2D2

    48 secs

    50 secs

    50 secs

    53 secs

    59 secs

    7/31 – L2D3

    7mins 33 secs

    I’ll take a rest week this week focusing on cardio and get back to L2 next week.

    #119648
    Max
    Participant

    Took a longer break than expected. The 1st off week I did burpees and some other cardio workouts. Last week I was sick and very low energy so I took another break. Got back into the program today.

    L2D1 – 19 rounds.

    #119649
    nevin
    Participant

    Very nice improvements from the first day! Its cool how fast people are improving on this program.

    #119650
    Max
    Participant

    Work and general tiredness conspired to keep me from working out last week so I started Level 2 over again last night.

    L2D1 – 19 rounds.

    Max

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