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Week 219

Postby cheapo » Mon May 28, 2012 1:16 pm

Week 219
    Tuesday, May 28, 2012
    D1L8:
      14 (+2 cf. previous, -9 cf. PR)

      Pull-Ups: 70
      Push-Ups: 140
      Squats: 200

      I used better form than last week.

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    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    D2L8:
      ≈15:56 (-00:56 cf. previous, -00:56 cf. PR)

      02:30
      03:05
      03:11
      03:40
      03:30

      Another tough workout.

      I had a great lunchtime yoga class today too.
    Saturday, June 2, 2012
    D3L6: Skipped.
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Re: cheapo's log

Postby dolem » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Hey cheapo,

I've been reading through the forums and was wondering what happened to you? Just taking a break from the site? Anyways thanks for all your past posts they are very helpful.
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Week 220

Postby cheapo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:17 pm

Skipped.
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Week 221

Postby cheapo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:22 pm

Week 221
    Monday, June 11, 2012
    D1L8:
      12 (-2 cf. previous, -11 cf. PR)

      Pull-Ups: 60
      Push-Ups: 120
      Squats: 180

      I am still here. I took a week off. Work has been very busy. I am now a partner at the office where I work, and responsibilities are many.
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    D2L8:
      Untimed and UNFINISHED.

      I was super tired and didn't see the point in doing the last two rounds given how damn slow I was moving.
    Saturday, June 16, 2012
    D3L6:
      Skipped.

      I was away all weekend.
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Re: cheapo's log

Postby KTG » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:30 am

Congratulations on that partnership! That's a big life accomplishment (almost as impressive as getting to level eight). I suppose you'll have to start working out in a suit and tie now.
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Week 222

Postby cheapo » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:41 pm

Week 222
    Monday, June 18, 2012
    D1L8:
      14 (+2 cf. previous, -9 cf. PR)

      Pull-Ups: 60
      Push-Ups: 140
      Squats: 210

      I was tired, but with a little encouragement from an internet friend, I worked out anyway.
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    D2L6:
      ≈10:54 (with 20 lb weighted vest)

      01:27
      01:27
      02:00
      02:30
      ≈03:30

      I got my weight vest and used it today. It holds up to 40 lbs, but I only used 20.

      A normal L6D2 goes like this:
      The rounds are usually around the one minute mark. Usually my first round is slow (due to using this round as my warm-up). I pick up speed on the second and third rounds. I slow down a bit on the fourth and, on the fifth, I am usually as slow as the first round.

      With the vest, I got slower and slower as I went through the rounds, starting at around 01:30 and needing more than three minutes for the fifth round. I definitely went to failure on the push-ups, and the final few pull-ups of the final two rounds of those were pretty shitty, so I guess I went to failure on those too. I think that means it was a great workout, because it felt like a beginner workout. "Ooohh, this is so easy!" followed a short while later by "OMG what is happening to me I am going to die!" (Not really—I feel a lot of things during exercise, but "like I am going to die" isn't one of them.)

    Saturday, June 16, 2012
    D3L6:
      Skipped.

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Re: cheapo's log

Postby KTG » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:57 am

Anyone can work out when they are energized. It's doing the workout when you are tired and not in the mood that really gets the points (not to mention the points you get for even standing in the proximity of L8)
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Week 223

Postby cheapo » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:07 pm

Week 223
    Skipped.
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Week 224

Postby cheapo » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:14 pm

Week 224
    D1L6:
      Skipped.
    Thursday, July 5, 2012
    D2L6:
      12:23 (with 20 lb weighted vest) (+01:29 cf. previous)

      02:02
      02:03
      02:33
      02:45
      03:00

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    Saturday, July 7, 2012
    D3L6:
      08:45 (+00:12 cf. Previous, +04:28 cf. PR)

      Pull-ups: 32 (12-6-4-3-3-2-2)
      Push-ups: 64 (32-10-8-7-4-3)
      Squats: 64 (64)
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Re: cheapo's log

Postby KTG » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:15 am

Great job with the weight vest! It will be interesting to see how that affects your performance when you return to the un-weighted variety.
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Week 225

Postby cheapo » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:14 am

Week 225
    Monday, July 9, 2012
    D1L6:
      16 (with 20 lb weighted vest)

      Pull-Ups: 48
      Push-Ups: 96
      Squats: 160

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    Wednesday, July 11, 2012
    D2L6:
      ≈11:09 PR (-01:14 cf. previous) (with 20 lb weighted vest)
      01:34
      01:52
      02:06
      02:37
      ≈03:00

    Saturday, July 14, 2012
    D3L6:
      Skipped.

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Week 226

Postby cheapo » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:44 pm

Week 226
    Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    D1L6:
      17 (with 24 lb weighted vest)

      Pull-Ups: 51
      Push-Ups: 102
      Squats: 170

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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    D2L6:
      Skipped.
    Saturday, July 21, 2012
    D3L6:
      07:04 (-01:41 cf. previous, +02:11 cf. PR)

      32: 14-6-2-3-3-2-1-1
      64: 27-5-6-6-6-4
      64: 64

      I have been using a weighted vest on Day 1 and 2 for the last two weeks, so I was looking forward to a new PR on Day 3, but it was not to be. For me to get in the range of a PR, I have to get at least 18-20 reps on the first set of pull-ups. I managed only 14. On the plus side, they were done with full extension and did feel a lot easier than usual.

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Week 227

Postby cheapo » Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:49 pm

Week 227
    Monday, July 23, 2012
    D1L6:
      17 (with 24 lb weighted vest)

      Pull-Ups: 51
      Push-Ups: 102
      Squats: 170

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    Wednesday, July 25, 2012
    D2L6:
      10:32 (with 24 lb weighted vest)
      01:30
      01:30
      02:22
      02:40
      02:30

      Urgh.
    Saturday, July 21, 2012
    D3L6:
      07:16 (+0:12 cf. previous, +02:23 cf. PR)

      32: 19-3-3-3-2-2
      64: 32-12-5-5-5-5
      64: 64

      Weirdly, using the weight vest on Days 1 & 2 doesn't seem to be helping with my Day 3 times. :[

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Re: cheapo's log

Postby dolem » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:14 pm

Does the weight vest really kill you on the pull-ups? Or does it have an equal effect on push-ups and squats too?
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Re: cheapo's log

Postby cheapo » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:32 am

Day 2 has always been surprisingly hard. Even without the vest, it is rare that I get through all reps of push-ups in a single set during the last two rounds. Adding the weight vest hasn't helped with that! Also, I am having to break up the pull-ups in the last two rounds as well.
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