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I figured it was about time I got fitter and, after trawling the web for a while, I came across this site. The training plan seemed the most feasible to fit into my daily schedule and I can alternate it with my running.

I've bought a chin-up bar and I'm all ready to go.

My only worry is that I'm rubbish at pull-ups (I'm not overweight, just weak) so I could be stuck on Level 1 for a while!

I'll keep posting updates as I go along.


Oh, and I had to explain to my wife that I was unlikely to get "chiselled abs" as a result of my workout and even if I did, she'd never see them under my Austin Powers chest-wig.
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You'll be getting an ab workout with this program, trust me!

Welcome!
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Post by DonQuijote »

Ok, first ever session:

W1L1D1: 33 rounds

Quite happy with that. Pull-ups were tough (and may have lost some form towards the end) but it was the press-ups that killed me!


PS: Thanks for the welcome VBM. It's great to be here!
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33 is a mad result!
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I did say L1, didn't I?!

Hmm, now I'm wondering if I was doing it right!
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Having read VBM's goals post and how he wanted to do 1 successful pull-up then I suspect I've done it wrong.

I'll be stricter on them in my next session!
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Post by volleyball_man »

I really couldn't get my chin above the bar AT ALL when I began. You might very well be starting ahead of where I did!
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My point was only that 33 is a good result at any level. Day 1 scores around 28-30 usually mean a sub-five minute Day 3 is just around the corner. (And a sub-five minute Day 3 means you move up to the next level.)
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Well that's ok then.

I thought for one crazy moment you were suggesting that I was some sort of superman which (apart from one memorable night in a costume that really was far too small for me) I'm not!
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W1L1D2

1: 0:41
2: 0:39
3: 0:37
4: 0:41
5: 0:38

Total: 3:16
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Post by DonQuijote »

W1L1D3: 2:32

Pull-ups and press-ups were painful, squats were fine.
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Post by Ruli »

well done Don, u'r time is way beyond 5 min's for D3, which means u can progress 2 lvl 2!!!
i hope 2b there in a week or so.
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Post by cheapo »

There you go!
On to Level 2!
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Post by DonQuijote »

Thanks guys. I guess my current level fitness is ok for level 1.

I'm looking forward to the point where I start to fail, because then I should start to see some improvement.

I'll keep posting.
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Post by DonQuijote »

Oops. Way too busy last week. Will try to start L2 soon!
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