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Week 167

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:37 am
by cheapo
Week 167
    Monday, June 13, 2011
    D1L6:
      22 (-7 cf. previous PR)

      Not perfect, but the best from yet.

      Photos
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Week 168

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:58 am
by cheapo
Week 168
    Monday, June 20, 2011
    D1L6:
      23 (-6 cf. previous PR)

      Workin' out!

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    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    D2L6:
      Untimed.

      Best form yet.
    Saturday, June 25, 2011
    D3L6:
      06:51 (±0:00 cf. previous PR)

      Pull-ups: 32 (16-5-3-2-2-2-2)
      Push-ups: 64 (32-6-8-6-6-4-2)
      Squats: 64 (40-20-4)

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Week 169

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:45 am
by cheapo
Week 169
    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Session with Personal Trainer
      For Father's Day, my wife got me three sessions with a personal trainer and my choice of five classes at a nearby fitness club.

      I wanted to meet with a trainer who could shake up my routine a bit, offer advice on my form, and on where I should set my fitness goals.

      He reviewed my form on the three exercises that make up the SimpleFit program (which I've been doing for more than three years). On pull-ups, he asked to see my kipping and dead-hang pull-ups and told me that my kip wasn't much of a kip and I should stick to dead-hang. This is OK with me, because dead-hang will make me stronger. (His opinion is that kipping is ill-advised until an athlete can manage 25 dead-hang pull-ups and can walk 20 "paces" in a handstand.")

      On squats, I was very pleased to hear that my form is pretty good. I've never been coached on it, and one reads so much about how tricky squat form can be, so it is very nice to know I haven't been doing it wrong for three years.

      Push-ups were OK, except, at the bottom of the movement, he wants me to lower my body all the way to the floor and, once my body has "landed" take my hands off the floor. Certainly harder.

      Then he taught me burpees, box-jump form, the basic kettelbell swing, and bear crawl. We finished up with an air squat tabata. Fffffffffffffffffffuuu!
    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Session with Personal Trainer

      At this session, he taught me more of the basic kettlebell movements (one-handed swing, clean, jerk, turkish get-up). We finished with a "Fran-like" bodyweight workout: Burpees, Box Jumps, Vertical Jumps ×21, ×15, ×9: 10:15
      Ungh!
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Re: cheapo's log

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:43 pm
by Jonathan22
What a great present!

Week 170

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:37 am
by cheapo
Week 170
    Monday, July 4, 2011
    Session with Personal Trainer
      This session was a review of the skills we've gone over thus far.

      We finished with:
      25 Kettlebell Swings
      20' Bear Crawl
      20 Slams
      20' Bear Crawl
      20 Strikes to the Head (sit on a torso-sized MMA pad and deliver open hand strikes)
      20' Bear Crawl
      15 Box Jumps
      20' Bear Crawl
      15 Burpees
      20' Bear Crawl
      10 Push-Ups

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Circuit Training

      3 cycles of 10 mostly bodyweight exercises.

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Circuit Training

      3 cycles of 10 mostly bodyweight exercises.
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Week 171

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:40 am
by cheapo
Week 171
    Monday, July 11, 2011
    AMRAP: 3 Pull-Ups, 5 Burpees , 1 Pistol (per leg): 13 Rounds

      I made this up!

      I can barely do pistols, but I figure doing them is how to get better at them.

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Re: cheapo's log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:44 pm
by Bri3626
Just curious. Are you doing them butt to calf? I'm good going down and can hold it but when I get much past 90 degrees my balance sucks. Been working on it here and there but dang its hard.

Re: cheapo's log

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:45 am
by cheapo
No, definitely not but to calf. Sometimes I don't get below 90°, but in general I do. My piked leg is not straight, etc. I am a mess, I am sure, but I figure trying to do them is the only way I'll ever do them properly.

The last exercise shown in this video of Pistol progressions (front roll into a pistol) seems like a very good one for balance, mobility and learning the motion.
http://youtu.be/qwFaGmIhf70

Week 172

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:02 am
by cheapo
Week 172
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    AMRAP: 13 Rounds of:

    Good times!

    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    Modified L7D2: 5 Rounds of:

    • 8 Pull-Ups
    • 24 Push-Ups*
    • 5 Pistols
    • 20 Squats
    Untimed.

    *The push-ups are modified: At the bottom of the movement, I lay my body on the floor and lift my hands. This ensures that the muscles used in the push-up relax completely between reps. It's the difference between getting a stuck car moving (harder) and keeping it moving (easier).


    Saturday, July 23, 2011
    Circuit Training


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Week 173

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:28 pm
by cheapo
Week 173
    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    AMRAP: 8 Rounds of:

    I am formulating my own workouts now. Thus far, I have always included pull-ups. They're the hardest exercise in the bunch and, having worked hard to get to where I am on this exercise, I'd hate to backslide.

    I think I might leave the pistols out of any AMRAPs until I can do a few with perfect form. I will practice them separately.

    The last few rounds of hollow rocks were BROOOOTAL.

Week 174

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:35 am
by cheapo
Week 174
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011
    Frelb*
    1 Set of 21 Reps + 1 Set of 15 Reps + 1 Set of 9 Reps of:

    10:06

    *Frelb is the name of this workout. I am going to name them, like CrossFit...but not so serious.
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Re: cheapo's log

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:21 am
by Ruli
Frelb - ROFL!!!
nice one cheapo

Re: cheapo's log

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:36 pm
by Jonathan22
Is Frelb an inside joke I'm not getting?

Re: cheapo's log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:24 pm
by cheapo
Nope. Just a silly name.

Week 175

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:26 pm
by cheapo
Just ball hockey and power skating.