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Old 05-09-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
Mitchell Brown
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I have never been involved with fitness before, however I've always been relatively active, don't smoke, and don't drink to much. On the 1st of may I was 84kg, 5'11' with 10% body fat. I could do 50 pushups, 34 sit ups and 4 pullups.

My goal is to do
20 x 20 Pushups
20 x 25 Situps
5 x 12 Pullups
20 x 15 Dips
by the 11th of August.

It's been a week and I can now do:
5 x 20 Pushups
5 x 20 Situps
3 x 3 Pullups.
I also did 6 x 400 metre sprints today with 2 minute rest periods, and averaged at a minute per 400.

And now I hope to progress further.
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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Great job Mitchell. Keep it up and be sure to post your progress as inspiration for the rest of us.

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Old 05-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #3
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1 min 400s...not too shabby at all.

It seems like you're shooting for a lot more push and sit-ups in comparison to pullups.

300 dips...300 dips?!
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:20 AM   #4
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The pullups I am doing are from the hanging position, and I lower myself all the way down before pulling up again, so I think 60 is a fair achievement.

As for the 300 dips, I don't plan to start doing dips until week 10 (week 2 now), so I will let you know when I get there.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:06 AM   #5
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Mitchell,

This looks a great deal like the BUD/S Warning Order workout that Stew Smith put together in the 1990's. I think the Navy still has it on the SEAL website. Is that where you got it?

I've been down that road (the workout, not BUD/S). If that's what you are doing, I would advise you to pay particular attention to your shoulders when you start the part of the program that involves dips. I used to post on the GetFitNow forums that Stew participated in -- it was fairly common for people on that program to report chronic severe shoulder pain (and I was one of them). Don't get me wrong, it is a great program, but be careful easing into the dips, especially be careful how deep you go until you have a sense of what kind of stress your shoulders will take.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:19 AM   #6
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Why not cut the dips to 100, but do them on rings :-) !

60 pullups might seem fair, but why settle for fair? Go for 100, at least, to help balance some of your push training with more pull training. (Then again, I'm a terrible pusher.)

Have fun,
Rene'
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:23 AM   #7
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Bryan - Yeah it probably is from the SEALs I got the program off an Australian Special forces message board.

I was thinking that after I did it I'd be able to do the WOD's easier (my legs are pretty in shape already). Thanks for the heads up on the dips.

Rene - I'm having trouble doing 3 x 3 pullups - When I can do 100, I will.

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Old 05-10-2006, 02:17 PM   #8
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Hey Mitchell, good to see you posting on here.

Make sure you look us up when you get back to Sydney!
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:08 PM   #9
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Don - I get back in two weeks, but you won't be hearing from me in a while - I know your rule that if you are doing the WOD for the first time it has to be completed, and the 3 x 12 L chin ups (Crossfit Suffer 6/5) will not be completed by me at this stage!
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:00 PM   #10
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Thats just Andy getting a bit philosophical.

Just turn up and have a go, I don't think anyone at the suffer can do 12 L chins in a row except Andy and James.
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