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  • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
    Another milestone. Weighed myself yesterday morning. 180 lbs so I have lost 60 lbs since March 7th last year. Still can't see my abs and believe I must have another 15-20 pounds of fat to get rid of. I expect it's going to be harder to lose weight now. I shall continue with the body and free weight exercises I have been doing, in the hope that if I bulk my shoulders it will stop the skin of my belly flolloping.

    Just about managed one chin up and one full bodyweight dip this morning. Still nowhere near a pull up though but know it's just a matter of time.
    Way to go! Sounds like you continue to make progress. My goal is to do an unassisted pull up this year (or two :0) /Lu
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    Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
    Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

    Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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    • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
      Another milestone. Weighed myself yesterday morning. 180 lbs so I have lost 60 lbs since March 7th last year. Still can't see my abs and believe I must have another 15-20 pounds of fat to get rid of. I expect it's going to be harder to lose weight now. I shall continue with the body and free weight exercises I have been doing, in the hope that if I bulk my shoulders it will stop the skin of my belly flolloping.

      Just about managed one chin up and one full bodyweight dip this morning. Still nowhere near a pull up though but know it's just a matter of time.
      60 lbs. is an amazing accomplishment, congratulations!

      You started Paleo/Primal about the same time I did. I started at 213 and now consistantly weigh between 168 and 170 lbs. Just wondering how tall you are (I'm 5'11")? My abs really started to show at about 175 and I recently had my body fat checked and currently I'm right at 10%. Once you loose another 10 lbs I predict you will definitely be doing chin-ups an dips.
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      • Originally posted by Louisa655 View Post
        My goal is to do an unassisted pull up this year (or two :0) /Lu
        That's a goal of mine too! Just about managed a chin up and a full weight dip yesterday but nowhere near a pull up yet.

        I added another 10 lbs to the rucksack I do squats with and still managed 20. It now contains two bags of sand and 40 lbs of weights, but it's really awkward balancing with it and I just noticed I am not getting my legs totally bent as one does with no weight. I think I'll go back to the drawing board and take weight out to be able to get the full squat effect, and, concentrate on good form in future. I suppose that's the trouble with not having somebody watching for mistakes.
        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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        • Nigel, I take it that you're wearing your rucksack on your back when you do squats? You might try Zercher squats. It's a kind of "front" squat, and the change where you hold the weight makes them harder (and therefore you'll need less weight for an "equal" workout).

          Here's a relatively good example: Ultimate Sandbag Training Zercher Squat Exercise - YouTube

          The girl demonstrating has great back posture, but IMO, she should have her feet a little wider, and her toes pointed out a bit. In any squat, it's important to protect your knees as well as your back, so whenever you do squats, be sure to keep your knees out. The tendency is to let the knees collapse in toward the center, and that's when you get hurt.

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          • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
            Just wondering how tall you are (I'm 5'11")? My abs really started to show at about 175 and I recently had my body fat checked and currently I'm right at 10%.
            I'm 5' 11" too but I am sure I have not been as strict with the diet or exercise as you have. Pulled something on Thursday, and there's a lump to the left side of my chest, so haven't done any upper body since then. It was still not quite right today but I'm hoping to be able to use it tomorrow, Monday being my lift heavy stuff day.

            Having a naughty evening tonight. German lager and potato crisps (chips) while watching the Superbowl.
            Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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            • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
              Nigel, I take it that you're wearing your rucksack on your back when you do squats? You might try Zercher squats. It's a kind of "front" squat, and the change where you hold the weight makes them harder (and therefore you'll need less weight for an "equal" workout).

              Here's a relatively good example: Ultimate Sandbag Training Zercher Squat Exercise - YouTube
              Yes, and thanks for the link, will do.
              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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              • What an inspiration you are! Rock on!!

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                • Originally posted by Goddess View Post
                  What an inspiration you are! Rock on!!
                  Thanks for dropping by! Wishing you all the best in your Primal journey.
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                  • I'm going to show my 56 year old dad this thread tonight, he's still on the fence about this primal thing.

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                    • Originally posted by ulnauy View Post
                      I'm going to show my 56 year old dad this thread tonight, he's still on the fence about this primal thing.
                      Great, hopefully it will help convince him to get on board. Switching to a primal diet has radically improved my health, I am sure it will do the same for your Dad.
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                      • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                        Nigel, I take it that you're wearing your rucksack on your back when you do squats? You might try Zercher squats.
                        Tried Zercher Squats and I'm sure it's the answer. I used a sandbag with 40lbs of weights in and found it much harder going. I am also just going right down with bodyweight and notice the difference to the number I can do.

                        Took a while to answer as I have been away most of the week. Had a trip up The Shard (tallest building in wester Europe) on Wednesday and spent time with our younger daughter and family. Got home yesterday.

                        I also had trouble with pain last week. I overdid the press ups and dips early week before last and developed a lump in my left breast, along with considerable discomfort. I suspect I tore a bit of muscle. The lump is smaller now and the pain has gone, so back to press ups and dips today.
                        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                        • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                          Tried Zercher Squats and I'm sure it's the answer. I used a sandbag with 40lbs of weights in and found it much harder going. I am also just going right down with bodyweight and notice the difference to the number I can do.
                          I'm glad those have worked out for you! Grok on!

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                          • Some good Paleo fun and laughs from "Shit Paleo People Say"

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                            • Great metcon start to the day, set a PR of 26 sets for Level 8 Day 1 of Simple Fit (as many sets of 5 pullups, 10 pushups and 15 body weight squats you can do in 20 minutes). Followed up with a 4 egg omelete stuffed with yams, kale, onions and a side of avocado. Yum... Feeling invincible!
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                              • For those of you wondering what a typical Paleo day looks like for me here it is - My Paleo day started with an intermittent fast until noon (I am on a 16 hour fast with an 8 hour eating phase 3 or 4 days a week). Lunch was pot roast slow cooked with carrots and oinions, kale and tomatoes. Also had an avocado on the side. Dinner will be an organic free range rotissiere chicken, big mixed vegetable salad and half a yam. Treat will be a glass of red wine and some dark chocolate (80%). Todays supplements were D3, K2, Iodine (in the form of Kelp). Work out was an early morning 3 mile tempo run then went to the gym and did abs, lower back, shoulders and arms.
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