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Postby ucffool » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:49 am

I think Kevin has previously pointed out that if you can take a rest break, and in the long-term do more of the exercises, it is better than doing less straight-through. Besides, I'm jealous... 6 !?!?
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Postby TsHamil » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:14 pm

What would be considered an appropriate time for a rest break? Should I do something like 3 pull ups, then rest 30 seconds and so on until I reach the total amount? I was actually surprised about doing 6 too! I put a pull-up bar in the door way to my bathroom and I'll do sets of 3 or 4 through out the day or whenever I get a chance, and I think that helps out a little. My goal is to be able to do a minimum of 12 perfect pull-ups in a row. So I guess I'm halfway there...
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Postby Admin » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:51 pm

Maybe do as many as you can while staying 1-2 under failure then waiting 30 sec then repeat. Play around with the rest period with the goal of doing the most work in the least amount of time without going to failure, breaks between sets can be anywhere from 10 sec to 4-5 min.

Another strategy is to slowly reduce the rest between sets so if you can currently do six and your goal is 12 do 2 sets of six and slowly reduce the rest interval between sets each week.
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Postby TsHamil » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:41 pm

Thank you very much! I've been kind of unsure on how to go about achieving my goals in running, swimming, number of push-ups/pull-ups/sit-ups, and overall strength and fitness, and so far I've just been kind of doing them without any strategy behind me. That's one thing I like about these workouts is that they are a steady build each week which will help me as well as everyone else on here to become more fit and achieve our goals.
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Postby TsHamil » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:24 pm

L3D2: 5:37 - I added 15 flutter kicks to each round
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Postby TsHamil » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:15 pm

We added 40 flutter kicks on the end. This was a tough one but a good one..

L3D3: Me - 6:50
Dustin - 7:34
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Postby Bri3626 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:26 pm

I like adding the abs in there. I've been doing planks on D1. L's on D3. was going to add situps on D2 but haven't started that yet. Maybe after I move up a bit.
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Postby Admin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:59 pm

Have you guys tried l-sits?
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Postby TsHamil » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:09 pm

Good idea on mixing the abs up every workout...I'm not sure what L-sits are but I'll do some research and incorporate those in as well as some more plank.
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Postby Admin » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:13 pm

Another cool thing to do with plank if you want more challenge move your arms forward a little more each workout and eventually you end up on your fingers and toes, it is called a dragon I think and very hard core.
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Postby TsHamil » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:20 pm

right on...that is pretty hardcore. I'm going to have to try that one out. Thanks
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Postby TsHamil » Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:49 pm

L4D1 - 18 rounds
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Postby TsHamil » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:30 pm

L4D2 - 6:16
Dustin - 5:57

Not to mention that we ran a modified farklet on the way to the pull up bar (0.8 miles) and I tried to run back but Dustin had to keep lighting a match under me to get me going. Tough workout.
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Postby TsHamil » Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:04 pm

L4D3 - 7:41
Dustin - 7:01

We ran about 3 miles at a moderate pace before hand. I'm having trouble on my push ups; I can push out about 20 before fatigue sets in and I have a lot of trouble pushing out the rest (no pun intended). Other than that, it was a good workout![/b]
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Postby TsHamil » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:35 pm

L5D1 - 17 rounds
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