denny: (Dangerous Steve)
So I got on the magic scales of measuring all the things again this morning...

Weight: 76kg (okay - according to the scales, this is in the centre of the 'okay' (not high, not low) range for my height (177cm), gender (male), and age (40))
Muscle: 37% (okay)
Body-fat: 22.5% (okay)
Visceral fat: 7 (okay)
BMI: 24 (high end of 'okay' range) (Eh? When weight, muscle and fat are all central?)
Body age: 43 (gee thanks)
BMR: 1680 kcal

So yeah, as per last post, by the numbers I'm not doing so well - very very close to being back at my 'starting point' from early 2011. I can certainly see that I'm a fair bit fattier than I was in 2012, but on the other hand I can also see (and feel) that I'm a lot more muscular than I was then, so ... meh.

I tried cutting out sugar for a month back in April, to try to lose some of that body-fat percentage, but I failed abysmally to stick at it for more than a day or two at a time. I guess I should wear my chocolate cake belly-fat with pride. :)

I am curious as to what relative/average figures for my height, gender, and age would be though, rather than absolute/okay. I think I'm doing pretty well.

I might get some photos later and add them in here...
denny: (Dangerous Steve)
Last night I hopped on the scales; not something I do very often any more, now that my goals are more about performance than looks or weight. However, I have to admit I was a bit upset when they said that my body-fat is back up over 20% again now... first time that's happened since I first fought it down from 24% at the start of this whole body-shaping thing. My weight is up from 70kg to just under 74kg, and it looks like most of that increase has been fat rather than muscle.

Still, I was having plenty of fun freerunning this summer, and my weightlifting is going well so far this autumn (records set in the last fortnight: 80kg bench, 115kg squat, 130kg deadlift, 50kg shoulder press), so I'm trying not to worry about it too much. It did remind me that it's been a long time since I took some progress pics though, so I figured I'd do that today and see what's what. So here we go...

Semi-naked photos, proceed at own risk... )

... I think my boobs have got bigger. :-p

More progress pics from October 2012


Oct. 10th, 2012 12:09 pm
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
Not really a progress pic, as it's taken on a good day with favourable lighting and maximum tensing (and it's the best one from half a dozen attempts), but anyway... here's [an ideal form of] what my belly looks like this week:

Belleh! With just a hint of abs :) )
denny: (Meh)
It's been a while (5 months) since my last set of progress pics. As per usual, I can't see much difference between those and the current ones (if anything I think I looked better in the last set), but perhaps I'll think differently in another six months time, who knows.

Photos of me in my underwear. I mean really, who wants to see that? )


Jun. 26th, 2012 09:51 pm
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (Default)
"I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one's body as an instrument rather than just an ornament. It's a really great way to reorient how you see your body so you can see it as this incredible, awe-inspiring machine that you need to fuel well in order for it to function."
~ Alanis Morissette
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (Default)
Haven't updated for ages... nothing positive to report, but nothing particularly negative either - unless you class 'no results' as negative.

body-shaping )
denny: (Trust the fuckhead)
Two weeks of Plan: EAT ALL THE THINGS, and so far so good. Read more... )

In other news, I went to a handstands class at Circus Space to see what it's like there. It seems like a cool place. The handstands class itself was harder than I'd expected (I'm probably at a base level of fitness for that place, which is humbling!), but it was fun anyway, so I'm going back next week and the week after, and will probably keep going to those alongside my general circus skills course there this summer, as long as I can afford it.

March pics

Mar. 4th, 2012 12:54 pm
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
About time for progress pics again...

Mostly naked Denny behind the cut )

So, there we go. Looking at the previous set, from December, I seem to be a bit more defined around the stomach maybe? Small changes, but positive anyway. Happy about the posture improvement, hope that settles into my hindbrain eventually.
denny: (Plink...  FOOM)
I've been feeling pretty good about how I look the last few days - stomach reasonably flat, muscles reasonable defined - if I do a few press-ups and pull-ups (so my muscles are a bit more defined) and then look in a mirror, I'd say I've basically hit my goals for visual appearance. Which is a pretty awesome thing to be able to say!

But... )

The other thing I want to start looking at more is gymnastic sort of stuff... now that I have this improved strength and fitness, I want to do cool stuff with it! I'm seriously considering signing up for a Circus Space course, as I'm lucky enough to live right next to the place.

Update: Just signed up to that course. Hopefully it'll be a fun way to spend the summer!


Feb. 22nd, 2012 04:16 pm
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (Default)
I finally figured out how to fake up a pull-up bar in my flat. This is excellent news for my lats - although they may not currently agree with that diagnosis, aching as they do :)

two pics and a video )
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
Haven't been writing here about the body-shaping stuff much lately, the reason for that is two-fold... Read more... )

In other news, I finally figured out how to fake up a pull-up bar at home, so I've done plenty of pull-ups this evening :) Turns out if you open the double-doors to the built-in cupboard in the corner of my bedroom, and then wedge a crutch across the top of both doors, it's about the right height and width for decent pull-ups - just have to tuck my legs up a bit to get full depth, not bad at all.

Finally, vaguely related to feeling fitter these days... I've been watching lots of parkour and free-running videos, and telling myself that it would be a really stupid thing for me to try, given the state of my leg. I keep telling myself, but I keep watching the videos and thinking 'well maybe if I was really careful'. No.

Absolutely not.


denny: (Dangerous Steve has defeated gravity!)
On NYE I did ... )

Not a bad effort, all in all. I completed 12 quests on Fitocracy, [personal profile] helenic got 14, [personal profile] bard got 13 and [personal profile] hythloday got 10.
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
body-shaping ... contains topless photos )

Tomorrow I'm off to eat Xmas dinner with my family, and then Boxing Day dinner with [personal profile] helenic's family. Should be a nice couple of days :) Have a good xmas if you do xmas, and otherwise have a good week in general. :)

Oh, and have a good New Year too. This New Year's Eve, in the daytime, I've organised a fitness-related party! Not sure if I'll have time to post between that and going out clubbing that night, but if not then I'll try to write it up early in January. We're going to try to complete as many Fitocracy quests as possible in one day... it should be quite silly. :-p
denny: (Dangerous Steve has defeated gravity!)
Okay, started making some progress again (I think)... body-shaping )

I eated it

Nov. 12th, 2011 03:33 pm
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (Default)
I've started trying to keep track of what I eat on a Tumblr blog, to see if there are any obvious deficiencies or easy improvements I could make to back up the exercise I'm doing. So far I've just been trying to eat more protein and less chocolate and carbs, but not in any particularly systematic way...

Moar pix

Nov. 10th, 2011 10:08 pm
denny: Me, topless, being a tart. (New and improved)
Getting back into the exercising (including some personal training sessions) after a few months off, so thought I'd take some more photos as a reference point...

Topless male flesh (mine, sorry) )
denny: (Dangerous Steve has defeated gravity!)
My flatmate is moving out soon, and the magic scales of body-fat measuring belong to him. So, I've bought some new ones... body-shaping )


Oct. 2nd, 2011 08:06 pm
denny: (Plink...  FOOM)
It's been all go here lately... the job is going okay, but commuting was such a total pain in the arse that I dug my old microscooter out from under the bed, blew off the cobwebs, and started riding that in. Same speed as the bus journey on an average day, but without the random and sometimes significant delays added by buses not turning up, buses turning up too full to get on, buses being diverted halfway across London, etc etc. And of course, I get some exercise every day this way!

body-shaping )

Finally, I got an invite to Fitocracy recently (thanks [personal profile] katieastrophe!) so I've started tracking what exercise I am doing on there. I have some invites left if anyone is interested in trying it, and obviously if any of you are already on there then please find and follow me so I can follow you back - my username on there is dennymeta

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