Here we go.. 2018

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Here we go.. 2018

Post by DMPRow67 » January 2nd, 2018, 7:00 pm

I thought writing things down may help keep me motivated so here we go..

Day 1 I'm 6ft 3 and currently 15st 12 lbs or 100.6kg with body fat of roughly 26% according to the digital scales, I'm not happy with this and am determined to change things. At 50 I need to lose some fat so the initial goal is to get below 20%, I'm not too bothered about the weight..if I'm the same weight and 10% fat (unlikely) I'll be delighted.

I'm fairly consistent with training but my workouts are limited to 35-40 mins as they are on my lunch (the gym is at work) so the plan is to have a two week rotation 3 days row\2 days weight then vice versa the following week. The rows will be roughly following the Pete Beginner Plan so a mix of intervals and steady stay building from 5k. The weights will be heavy (for me) and sticking to the main core exercises so bench press, squats, shoulder press etc.

The main change will be diet, its been awful recently so lots of fresh fruit and veg and a lot less wine with all calories tracked via myfitnesspal to hopefully maintain a deficit.

Todays training 8x500m 2min rest - 1:56\500 r25
50, 6ft 3", 220lb
2k 7:13, 5k 18:53, 10k 40:32

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Re: Here we go.. 2018

Post by Citroen » January 3rd, 2018, 7:15 am

Please take your blog to a blogging site like as this site isn't set-up for blogging (unlike the old defunct UK forum).

There's no problem with you posting a quick summary and link to your daily blog on the training thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3