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  • The home straight :D

    One year and a bit into primal and I'm starting a journal to track my excersie and progress to a lean mean me

    I started at about over 19 stone (about 270lbs) I'm now down to about 15 stone 7 lbs (about 220) I doubt I'll end up under 200lbs

    I have however stopped weighing myself as it's just wasting my time and doing my head in, I can lose size (by belt hole and trouser feel) and gain half a stone on the scale, I can lose weight and it makes no differance to how I look, and my weight can fluctate by massive amounts, so if I weigh my self daily I can track but it's just depressing to see it jumping arround like a demented Kangaroo, if I weigh weekly then I can see no change one time then half a stone down, half a stone up, it just pisses me off.

    So instead I'm gonna take photos (with the help of my good lady) every month and compare my progress that way. I still think I'm getting results, this should show me for definate, and give me a kick up the arse if not.

    My goal is no moobs, and to see my abs, I imagine that at that point the rest of my like arms, love handles etc will fall into place.

    I'm gonna post up a clothed 'Fat' picture soon, when I find one, and will probably post progress pics too, my hairy torso is not the most offensive thing on the 'net, but be warned this thread my contain pictures of a half nekid hippy

    So here is my excersise plan:

    Monday - LHT
    Tuesday - Bike ride
    Wednesday - Rest
    Thursday - Run
    Friday - Sandbag training
    Saturday - Rest
    Sunday - HIIT or actual running sprints

    I'm also trying to get in at least 30 mins of walking everyday.
    Last edited by Tribal Rob; 01-14-2013, 08:05 AM.
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    Day 1:

    LHT day

    Squats - 30 split leg each leg, 30 side to side each leg, 50 2 leg squats (my legs now hurt)
    Press up - 30 decline (feet up about 8 inches) 19 reg (to failure) 15 knee push up then shoulder felt 'weird' so stopped
    Pull ups - 5 full pull ups, 5 chins, 1 power hold and one negative (wasn't pleased with this, less than normal and went to failure)
    Jack knife press - feet on windowsill (about mid thight height - 15 - 10 - 7 (nearly fell on me head)
    Knee raises - from top of dip position on between kitchen units as a pull up bar in a door way isn't high enough. 20 - 10 - 10

    Been 20 mins walking across town and back, but no other walking today. Hopefully get a walk in later.
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    • #3
      Tuesday - good god my legs were sore I don't mind a bit of DOMs but that was a bit much, it would seem I get more soreness by doing 3 sets 0f each movement rather than a circuit with more gap between each set. Don't know why, or which gives best results. So no cycling, bit of a tentative walk but that was it.

      Wednesday - rest day - 1 hour walking in the evening about 5 miles covered on frosty pavements

      Thursday - HIIT Tabata interval with young-un to get him doing anything - start jumps, high leg running on spot, ice skaters and mountain climbers repeated for 1 tabata interval.

      Short run - about 10 mins at a pretty good pace, happy as no tendon pain and first run for a long time, I expect distance/time will increase quickly.
      Last edited by Tribal Rob; 01-17-2013, 06:10 AM.
      You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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      • #4
        OK - FAT PICTURE TIME

        me in april 2011, this is probably not my heaviest, but it's the fattest picture I can find

        Fat picture.jpg

        and this is a picture taken at the start of Jan this year, it's a really crappy picture, taken in bad light on a poor camer phone, but I think you can see quite a bit less of me, though not yet done.

        Start of jan.jpg
        Last edited by Tribal Rob; 01-19-2013, 11:00 AM.
        You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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        • #5
          Thursday - Sandbag day, all done with 25kg of sand in my old gym bag

          Deadlift 3 x 10
          Press-up with sandbag on back 10, 6, 4
          Squat - 3 x 10
          Vertical row 3 x 10
          OH press 3 x 10 (just)
          Pull ups - 5 x pull-up, 4 x neutral grip pull-up, 3 x chin-up

          Gonna try to get another sandbag today to add weight for squats, DL and vertical row, and have less wight for press-ups and be-able to do turkish get-ups, or round the worlds or something like that?!?!?
          You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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          • #6
            Its nice to see a dude from the UK near me. I live in Liversedge
            Caution! My replies may contain traces of nuts!. My posts are just my opinion based on my experience with the primal way of life, there is no assurance it will work with others in the same way.

            Started Primal 15th October 2012
            Height 5'9"
            Start weight 200lb
            Loss so far 33.8lbs, now 166.2lb
            Goal was 168lb's

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            • #7
              Keep hitting it hard my friend. We Brits have to fight the good fight on this side of the pond as well.

              Richard
              It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Richard Seekins View Post
                Its nice to see a dude from the UK near me. I live in Liversedge

                Originally posted by Richardmac View Post
                Keep hitting it hard my friend. We Brits have to fight the good fight on this side of the pond as well.

                Richard
                There are a fair few UK primals arround, but not nearly enough

                I know the name Liversedge, but can't think where it is now - off to google maps
                You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                • #9
                  Move slowly for Thursday - been for 45 mins walking dark snowy trails - been playing at being in 'The night watch'
                  You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                  • #10
                    Saturday - rest day

                    Took the kids out sledging for a bit, but they got cold and miserable, then went for a nice walk in the snow, about 3 miles.
                    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tribal Rob View Post

                      I know the name Liversedge, but can't think where it is now - off to google maps
                      Its nr Cleckheaton, Roberttown Heckmondwike Huddersfield etc. Kinda in the middle of it all

                      I got into this via a dude at my partners work so we do have a few over here. Give it 5 years or so and the number will have grown considerably I suspect. Grok on
                      Caution! My replies may contain traces of nuts!. My posts are just my opinion based on my experience with the primal way of life, there is no assurance it will work with others in the same way.

                      Started Primal 15th October 2012
                      Height 5'9"
                      Start weight 200lb
                      Loss so far 33.8lbs, now 166.2lb
                      Goal was 168lb's

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                      • #12
                        Yep I think the UK is not far behind the US - we just need a few of our own big hitters to draw the crowds in. There's a few things going on here and there like Alternative Fitness and Paleo Nutrition in Manchester and Chorlton - Primal Fitness but not much, if I could be arsed I start something either a meet-up or facebook thing, but it seems like a lot of effort at the moment
                        You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                        • #13
                          Congratulations! It's a lifetime commitment but so worth it! Just curious, have you had blood work done to see if any changes have occurred? I only bring this up because it's on my to do list. I began my primal journey last Apr. & have lost 25 lbs. I am going to have mine drawn & compare.

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                          • #14
                            Well done Tribal Rob. Your progress pics look fantastic. Keep at it
                            G
                            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                            ...small steps....

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                            • #15
                              Hi Tribal Rob,
                              Great work so far! And, also this seems to be a good place to let you know that most of your posts crack me up

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