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Go back to level 1?

Postby Jalyn » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:56 pm

I'm a female in my late 30's and on Week 43 (woot!). When I started simplefit, I couldn't do one pushup, much less a pullup. I did pushups on my knees and jumping pullups. When I was able to do pushups on my toes I started over with L1D1. I've built back up to Level 4 and I'm *that* close to doing an unassisted pullup. If I jump on the first one and only lower 3/4 of the way down on the second, I can pull myself back up w/o help. (I know, that sounds pathetic, but I'm really excited!).

So this week I started over on L1D1 with the intention of not moving up a level until I can do all 10 pullups on judgement day unassisted. I finished day 3 today in 2min 53 sec. But I only did 3, 3, 2 and 2 on the pullups. So, am I on the right track here? I'm afraid I'll lose my hard earned progress in pushups and squats, but I'm dying to get that first "real" pullup!!!

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Go back to level 1?

Postby Jonathan22 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:12 pm

I'm of the opinion that you are on the right track. Congrats!
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Re: Go back to level 1?

Postby cheapo » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:56 pm

You are allowed to level up without doing all pull-ups in one set. 3, 3, 2 and 2 is just fine.
I don't think I have ever done all the Day 3 pull-ups in one shot, but last week I did 28 in a row. Too bad L7D3 calls for 40!
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Re: Go back to level 1?

Postby Jalyn » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:09 am

Thanks guys! And congrats on *28* pullups in a row!! I can't even fathom! :)
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Re: Go back to level 1?

Postby cheapo » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:08 am

28 kipping pull-ups is a new PR for me, not a run-of-the-mill result.
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