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by alquemy
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

So, an old friend visited last week from LA and that's my excuse for not working out all week! I did go on a couple of hikes, though, so that was good. I know, the workouts don't take any longer than 20 minutes at the most, but still! So I'm back this week. I'm also planning on joining the Crossfit ...
by alquemy
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Rowing on off days

It's not part of the workout program, but I'm going to start logging my times on the rowing that I do on the off days. Yesterday's time: 26 min, 3 sec I'm rowing 5 K with maximum resistance, doing high-intensity interval style: after a 5 minute warm-up at around 30 spm, I sprint for 200 meters (at 4...
by alquemy
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: fitness community
Topic: Door Gym
Replies: 12
Views: 9805

I just found this online:

http://www.pullupbar.com/

Costs a lot more, but it looks like it works real well. As you'll see, they have a bunch of other kinds on the site. AND all with lifetime guarantees!
by alquemy
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Level 3, Day 1

Whew. I need to make sure to eat a better breakfast! I made just 20 rounds without any added squat or pushup set like last week. This time I also went reeeeeeeaaaaaaal slow on the reps, especially the squats. I watched a video on crossfit.com on how to do "air" squats correctly, and the one thing I ...
by alquemy
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Level 2, Day 3 AND Level 3 Day 1

I did Level 2 Day 3 on Friday with a time of 2 minutes 51 seconds. Once again, I did three assisted pullups for every one normal I should have done. It was pretty hard, but I was still able to blast through it. Since I finished so fast I hopped on the gym's rowing machine (not a Concept 2, but it go...
by alquemy
Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Level 2, Day 2

Tale of the tape: 5 minutes, 56 seconds I did body rows this time (my regular gym has no pullup assist machine), and once again doing 3 body row rep per pullup rep. I didn't add any extra reps this time. I'm definitely taking a break from all things athletic tomorrow as I'm starting to feel overtrai...
by alquemy
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Level 2, Day 1

Here's how it went: 19 rounds, 20 minutes I was at this gym that had a pullup assist machine. The first 11 rounds I had 100 lbs. assist (I'm 240), the rest of the workout was set to 120 lbs. As per instructions on the site I did 3 assisted pullups each round. At round 12 I increased my pushup and sq...
by alquemy
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Yeah, pretty much standard shoulder-width grip on the bar. At the height I do it at it almost feels like a regular pullup, except with my feet touching the floor and my body at an angle as opposed to straight vertical.
by alquemy
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

I'm actually the opposite; it's my back that's weak as hell, upper and lower. It's always been weaker than all my other bodyparts throughout my years of weightlifting, and I stereotypically over-used my biceps to pull as much weight as I could doing bent-over rows and other exercises of the like.
by alquemy
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Oh yeah...I worked out on Wednesday doing workout 3 of Level 1. That time I did body rows on a smith machine, with the bar set at around shoulder level if I stood upright. Thanks for the tip there as well! That was KILLER, but manageable. I stuck to the 21 total for push-ups and squats. I got throug...
by alquemy
Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Oh yeah...I remember the plank. My physical therapist made me to that while I was recovering from a sciatica episode. yeah, ouch! So I'm gonna start logging my workouts starting Monday. Today I worked out again, this time just in my backyard doing workout 3 of Level 1. For pullups I did them jumping...
by alquemy
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Okay...I just got back from the gym. ugh. So I started my workout with my daily eskrima drills, which makes for a great warmup. Then I cut through Golden Gate Park to the gym, but by the time I got through the park I realized I didn't write down my workout! I obviously didn't have it memorized, eith...
by alquemy
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: workouts
Topic: Alquemy here
Replies: 19
Views: 13226

Alquemy here

hello So I thought I was ready for Crossfit...WRONG! :) A couple of the WOD's were doable...difficult, but within my reach. Then these insane ones started coming, and I humbly realized that I'm nowhere near as strong as I thought I was. So here I am! My background: I have years of off-and-on weightl...