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    Hello all,

    Here are the stats: 43 y.o. male, 6’1″, about 225.

    L1D1: 15 sets

    It was a very easy workout because I did it very slooowwwly and I was working out with MonkeyKid (14 y.o.). I am not disappointed though because I actually did something and I know that I will do better in the future. All of the pull-ups were negatives; I look forward to one day cranking out actual, real-life pull-ups.

    Have a great day.


    Welcome aboard!

    Best of luck with the program!


    L1D2 Did the workout. Didn’t worry about time as I went through it pretty quickly. Added a set of tire deadlifts and crunches to each set because I have some back problems and am hoping to get some core stabilization.


    Thanks for the welcome cheapo.

    L1D3: Well the good news is that I have stuck to it through one week. Since I had to do negatives (30 of them), it took quite a bit of time. Pushups were okay and squats were easy. On to next week.


    Week 2

    L1D1: 27 sets

    Did negatives on the pullups (3 for 1). I wanted to quit at 20, but persevered and almost doubled last week’s D1


    Week 2: L1D2

    Did 3 sets and then my pull-up bar broke. No injuries. Finished up the other sets of push-ups and squats.

    I was planning on getting a new pull-up bar anyway as this one was in the doorway and thus did not let me get a wide grip and caused me to bang my elbows.

    It looks like the kitchen table is sturdy enough for bodyrows until I get a new bar. I don’t know how the monkey kids got food under the table but I am going to have to clean that up.

    Happy day.


    Glad there was not injuries on the pullup bar breaking.


    Thanks. The good news is that I can now exercise in the house and it is a bit warmer than the garage. Plus, I am finding body rows to be good exercise.

    Week2: L1D3 (Saturday)

    Used the table for body rows.

    I know my progress is not all that interesting but I will keep posting here as it gives me some measure of accountability. I have done two whole weeks without missing a day. I think that is a personal record (really good at starting, not so good at following through).


    Week 3

    L1D1: The problem about using the table for body rows is that it is hard to clamber under it out out of it quickly for this day. I think that for next week I will do a bunch of rows, flip over to do pullups and go back and forth. Then I’ll do a bunch of squats. I think that keeps it in the spirit of the day (lots of sets with no time in between).

    L1D2: Did 4 of 5 sets as I ran out of time.

    L1D3: Didn’t keep time but did all of it.

    On Saturday I had a good demonstration of functional strength as I needed to move a “bale” of wood that probably weighed 300 pounds or so. I moved it, but it was a little humbling. On the plus side I have already seen progress in my posture and my back does not hurt as much as it used to.

    Onwards and upwards.


    Week 4

    Cold side-lined me so I guess this is/was a rest week.

    [week of Jan 30 – Feb 5]


    Week 5

    W1D1: 20 sets. Using the table for body rows does not work very well, but did twenty sets of rows and push-ups and then did 60 squats.

    W1D2: Done. Did clapping pushups for a little more variety

    W1D3: did not do. :(

    [week of Feb 6-12]


    L1D1: did not do

    L1D2: Finally, I have a pull-up bar again!!. Did the normal amount, subbing 3 negatives for 1 actuBreakfast and al pull-up

    L1D3: Did this as fast as I could, but did not worry about the time as I can’t advance until I master pull-ups. Did some dumbbell snatches afterwards for more fun.

    I have also modified my diet somewhat:

    Cut back on caffiene

    Breakfast and lunch are based on the simplefit diet. Dinner is as best I can (sometimes I make diner, but it is usually safer if my wife does), trying not to take in too many quick carbs.

    Hoping to work off some of that excess stored energy.

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