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Postby splint » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:36 am

I have had a couple of those days as well, where your strength just seems to crap out on you. If it's on a D1, I'll take my rest week that week. Those days usually seem to occur around 4 weeks into the workouts. If it's on a D2 or D3, I'll look back to see when my last rest week was and if it was 4 weeks or more, then I'll finish up that week focusing on good form and not worrying about time, then take the next week off as a rest week.

I use the 4 weeks as a guideline because I'm really trying to tune into my body and try to pay attention to when it needs a rest. If I can do strong 5-6 week cycle, I don't have a problem going that long without a rest week. On the other end of the spectrum, I wouldn't be opposed to taking a rest week after 2 weeks either.
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Postby tkbslc » Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:29 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. I think I am going to drop back to L1 next week. I actually felt a lot stronger on day 1 this week and then it seemed to go downhill as the week went on. Technically I should be ready for L3, so you think I should go up to level 3 after my rest, or redo L2 for 1 more week?
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Postby tkbslc » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:37 pm

I was going to drop back to level 1 for a week after my poor workout on Friday, but Level 1 and level 2 have the same number of pullups anyway. I figured I do another shot at L2D1 and if I had a hard time, I'd take the rest of the week easy.

I ended up making some killer progress - 31 rounds!! (up from 25 last week) I think I could have done more rounds on pullups, but pushups were killing me again toward the end. I'm gonna call Friday a fluke and keep going with level 2 for this week. Depending on D3, I'll go back to l1 for a week or level up.

I've been getting a bit of soreness in my knees from the squats, so I really need to slow down and watch form on those.
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Postby rob » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:18 pm

wow you are making great progress. how do you feel this will impact you tri-ing. have you been dropping any body weight :roll: if its ok to ask
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Postby volleyball_man » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:39 pm

I've been getting a bit of soreness in my knees from the squats, so I really need to slow down and watch form on those.


When you think of it - get into as deep a full squat as you can. Just every so often during the day. I have improved what was a weakness for me just by doing this.
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Postby Admin » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:21 pm

try doing the squats with you feet at different distances apart and with feet at different angles.
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Postby tkbslc » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:30 pm

rob wrote:wow you are making great progress. how do you feel this will impact you tri-ing. have you been dropping any body weight :roll: if its ok to ask


I'm down a few pounds from Christmas, but that could just be from not eating so many Christmas treats.

As far as Triathlon, I don't think it will make much difference. Sometimes I'm a little sore when I swim, but running and biking have been fine.
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Postby tkbslc » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:36 pm

Week 3 of level 2. Day 2 workout in 3:41. Pretty solid improvement over last week. still have a few aches and soreness from the squats. I think a rest week is in order before leveling up.
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