There were several significant events that happened in 2012. I reached 70 years of age, my wife and I celebrated 40 yrs of marriage and beginning around last September we began to transition to a plant based diet. I noticed there were not a lot of “old geezers” entering the TT Transformation Contest but decided to join in anyway. I have been doing TT workouts for a bit over 2 years and at that time weighed 168 lbs but having been as high as 172. When the contest started I was in the midst of the 6 Month Bodyweight Manuel which I just completed last week. I did the workouts only but not the post workout intervals. I lost 6 lbs but feel a lot of my gains were performance based. At my final workout I was able to do the 3 sets of pull ups in sets of 10-9-8 compared to 8-8-8 my first workout. Also, last week I did 5 chin ups with a 50 lb dumbbell held between my legs and 2 reps with 75 lbs. At my final workout I was finally able to do 3 sets of 10 reps on the burpees as the last exercise in the final 5 exercise circuit. My first attempt I did 8-8-0. During many of my workouts I was able to reach a max heart rate in the low 170’s. These workouts seem to be excellent for conditioning. Also feel my core strength is vastly improved.
Weight 146 140
Waist 34 33
Hips 37 ¼ 36
Chest 37 ¼ 36 ½
40 years ago I weighed 138 lbs and considered my self fairly muscular, trim and fit. I know I have lost muscle mass as I have aged so it would not be unreasonable to drop a bit more weight. I want to keep fit to enjoy my hobbies of backpacking, camping and gardening and many more years of my TT workouts.
Last edited by duckman : 04-02-2013 at 03:06 PM.