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  • #106571
    vontrapp
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    L1D1

    27 Rounds

    #122227
    vontrapp
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    I was too sore to continue the workout after the last workout. I had a sore back for days and a sore left shoulder. I let it all heal and I started doing mini simplefit workouts to get my body accustomed to it. I officially started last week and here are my results.

    Week 1

    Day 1 28

    Day 2 5:44

    Day 3 5:16

    Due to my size I’m doing knee pushups and substituting 3 australian pullups per pullup. I plan to post every week with my weekly results.

    301lbs

    #122228
    wwitzel3
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    Welcome back! Good to see another person around my size joining the boards and working the simple fit program. I suspect you will find the the pushups and squats will start to get very easy while the pull-ups remain very hard. This was the case for me, building up your shoulders, arms, back ,and grip to pull up 300 lbs is a large task (I am currently at 293).

    I’ve been working at pull-ups for a while now, even before starting simple fit, and I am very happy with the month+ it took me to get to the point of being able to do 4 pull-ups in a row. Trust me, the gains will come, even at our weight, you just have to keep going at it.

    Once you start to drop some weight your body will be accustom to doing 1,2 or how ever many pull-ups at 300 lbs and all the sudden you weight 290 and your able to hit 3 and 4 in a row. At my best I was able to get 15 in a row at 268 lbs, I am hoping to get back to that (and even better!)

    #122229
    vontrapp
    Participant

    Thank you wwitzel!! I started at 360lbs back in 2010. I was stuck at 333lbs in September 2011 until I went low carb and then Primal and now I’m at 301lbs and counting!!

    You are an inspiration. I love these workouts. You give your all for 15-20mins and that’s it.

    #122230
    KTG
    Participant

    Great job on getting started here, and on the weight!

    That’s a great point about the leverage of keeping the muscles up while the weight comes down.

    Keep us posted on the progress.

    #122231
    vontrapp
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    Week 2

    Day 1 30

    Day 2 5:09

    Day 3 6:37

    Day 1 and 2 I’m happy with because I beat my previous week’s times. Day 3 I was working with a headache so the pressure slowed me down. I know I can do better.

    301lbs

    #122233
    KTG
    Participant

    Great times! Keep careful about the injuries and I think you’ll really see some more great progress.

    #122234
    vontrapp
    Participant

    Week 3

    Day 1 32

    Day 2 7:05

    Day 3 6:00

    Happy about this week. I went up 2 more rounds on Day 1. After reading posts and other things I realized timing Day 2 isn’t really important. Day 1 and Day 3 are the important days in this program so I used that day to just work on form and to really take my time with the workouts. Next week I plan on adding some overhead presses and plank work on Day 2.

    300lbs down a pound!!

    Thank you for the comments KTG!!

    #122235
    wwitzel3
    Participant

    Nice work, keep it up! Awesome improvement from your Day 1 first week to week three.

    #122232
    KTG
    Participant

    That’s solid. Just keep at it and you’ll see those times continue to drop. Great job!

    #122236
    vontrapp
    Participant

    Week 4

    Day 1 32

    Day 2 7:05

    Day 3 4:11

    Almost identical to week 3 except for Day 3 which I’m really happy about. I was really in the zone during the australian pullups, I took a couple of quick breaks in the middle of them. Along with some overhead presses and planks I added one airdyne interval during the week. I’m happy with how my workouts are coming along.

    299lbs Finally out of the 300s. That’s a grand total of 61lbs gone!!

    #122237
    KTG
    Participant

    Fantastic. Congratulations!

    #122238
    vontrapp
    Participant

    Thanks KTG!!

    Took last week off from my workouts to rest some nagging injuries, namely my shoulder but was on fire this morning with 34 rounds!!! Up 2 rounds from my previous week.

    298lbs I’ve challenged myself to stay off the scale until April 1st.

    #122239
    vontrapp
    Participant

    Week 5

    Day 1 34

    Day 2 9:00

    Day 3 4:50

    Happy with week 5’s results. On Day 2 I decided to do intervals with the workouts:

    30 sec of pullups

    30 sec rest

    30 sec of pushups

    30 sec rest

    30 sec of squats

    30 sec rest

    repeat 4 times for a total of 5 rounds

    That wore me out but it felt really good afterwards.

    298lbs

    #122240
    vontrapp
    Participant

    Since my Day 3’s have been less than 5 mins the past few weeks and my Day 1’s have been over 30 rounds I’ve decided to level-up to Level 2.

    Although I still do Body Rows (3 per pullup), I’m goin to level-up anyway after reading Scumdogg’s post here:

    http://www.simplefit.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1980” class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.simplefit.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1980

    his post is the 2nd one

    All in all I’m really happy with Simplefit and in the 5 weeks I’ve been at it I can see and feel definition in my arms and legs. And my chest is taking on a new shape. I’m a firm believer in calisthenics and I’m working towards being able to full pullups consecutively.

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