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Old 03-21-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
Barry Acreman
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Good Morning!

I just signed up on this site a few days ago and I wanted to say hi and explain what I'm doing here.

My primary goals are to get healthy and lose weight. I'm 6'1" and 265 lbs, 33 years of age. I've always been involved in sports and still attend a martial arts class with one of my kids weekly.

Between my home life and work my schedule is quite hectic so I decided to build a gym in my garage. I'm dealing with a 14'x25' space with a 10' ceiling which should be plenty to get a decent workout.
So far my list of equipment is as follows:
-Matted Floor
-Muay Thai kickboxing heavy bag
-boxing speedbag mounted to wall
-Sandbags (20, 40 and 60 lbs)
-old 75 pound punching bag (use as sandbag)
-skipping ropes
-8lb medicine ball
-Various Dumbells
-Foam Roller
-Standard straight bar w/plate weight
-Benchpress
-TRX Straps

Future Equipment:
-Rogue Fitness P4 Chin up bar (in the mail)
-Rogue Fitness Olympic rings (in the mail)
-Rogue Fitness elastic straps (in the mail)
-Plyo Boxes (I have the 3/4" plywood, just need to make them)
-Ab mat
-Home made 20 lb medicine ball (waiting for sandbox sand to be in the stores again)
-Olympic Bar w/300 lbs of plate weight (purchasing very soon to replace my old weights)

Diet wise I've decided to go Paleo. I've already given up 95% of all bread and pasta and about 75% of all sugar. I've gotten rid of my beloved soda, that one was rough.

There is 1 local CrossFit box in the area and I've already been talking to them about taking some classes in the fundamentals to get my technique and form down so that I can avoid injury training on my own. I'd like to be able to train there all the time but like I said my life is too hectic right now, maybe later but not right now.

Anyways that's me. So.... Hi!

Barry
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Good Morning!

Hi barry! Welcome to the boards!

It looks like you've got a good plan there, and I'm sure you'll have a lot of success with it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Brad.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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Re: Good Morning!

Sounds like a Kick *** setup...literally. What type of martial arts do you do?
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #5
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Re: Good Morning!

I've been studying Kung Fu for the last 15+ years. The fighting style is very modern kickboxing but the katas/forms are all traditional.

Oh, and I can now do double unders, I've got 3 in a row!
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #6
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Re: Good Morning!

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I've been studying Kung Fu for the last 15+ years. The fighting style is very modern kickboxing but the katas/forms are all traditional.

Oh, and I can now do double unders, I've got 3 in a row!
Nice job on the DUs. Keep up the great work.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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Thanks Jeramy!
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:02 PM   #8
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You have an amazing set up. Heck you could make it your own "Box"

Diet is the next important thing you have lined up and it seems squared away. Keep everyone posted and good luck!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #9
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Hi Barry, good luck with your goals.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone. Once I get my gym finished off I'll post some photos.
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