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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:16 am
by Hosedragger
Hey Jdog, good job! My kips aren't pretty either. My wife says I look like a marlin breaching the water to lose the hook. Imagine violent spasms, grunts and groans in no particular order or rhythm and that's me. Who cares if it gets the job done, right?

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:33 am
by jdog_ramone
4-Sep - 3Xcrossfit warmup, 5 X Kevin's run interval thingy (1 min sprint, 2 min rest). Almost met pukey on round 5 and that's never happened to me in any workout before (!) Could've been the massive burrito I had for lunch tho. :)

5-Sep - L3D1 - 26 rounds
Ouch! Still a bit tired from yesterday's workout, and did this one early in the morning, had to really push at the end, but no subs. Off to europe for some business travel, we'll see how easy it is to keep the routine going in hotel rooms...

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:33 pm
by jdog_ramone
7-Sep - L3D2A1 (alternate day 2 #1) - 7:09

In a hotel room so pullups were with towel over door, which totally sucked. Is there an easy way to do these without scratching the s#$t out of yourself on the door??

Also, first try at HSPUs...HARD!! Most of the seven minutes was probably me trying to get into a stable handstand, and then the pushups were at most half way down. Went to 10 normal pushups on round 5.

I like the changeup of the alternate routines tho.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:35 am
by jdog_ramone
12-Sep - L3D3 - 5:47

getting faster...but ended up taking a few days off in a row; more difficult to stick to the workout while travelling than I thought. Finally got tired of trying to try pullups on the bathroom door of a german hotel room so I went for a little jog until I found a nice soccer field with some goalposts to pullup on...much better.

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:41 am
by Urup
Great time! :)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:34 pm
by volleyball_man
L4 in your view...

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:29 pm
by jdog_ramone
15-Sep-07 - L3D1 - 25 rounds

one less than last time...but pullups were on a square soccer net frame thingy which made the grip a bit tough I guess.

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:00 am
by volleyball_man
Good workout!

Be careful on the soccer goal - I've heard of them tipping over...

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:38 am
by jdog_ramone
17-Sep - L3D2(ish) - 7min(ish)

Forgot my watch and forgot to check what the # reps were for D2 before heading'd think after 2 months of this I'd remember.

So ended up doing 5X 4 pullups; 10 pushups; 7 one leg squats each leg. pretty close. Then I tried to do 5 rounds of handstand pushups and dips but only got to round 1.5.

pretty good workout; but I'm getting some weird over-30 muscle soreness in various body parts so I'm looking forward to the ol' rest week next week. I think I'm gonna hit some yoga this week too.

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:58 am
by taifun
Us old folks need SimpleMemory! Anyone got a program we can follow?

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:46 pm
by volleyball_man
There is one taifun, it's on, um, uh

I forgot. :shock:

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:27 pm
by jdog_ramone
19-Sep - L3D3 - 5:56

Hoping to come in sub 5 min, subs and no kipping (!!) The pullup bar in the work gym doesn't have clearance for good kipping, so I did 'em straight, which was really surprising 'cause when I was hanging there before pullup #1 I figured no way I can even do 3. Somehow, behind my back, my body has aquired this ability to do numerous powerful pullups. My chin is now even WAY over the bar on the first few reps. I can do 52 pullups in 20 minutes. Sweet.


OKAY. After about 8 weeks of simplefit I think I'm gonna move on to focusing on crossfit a bit more. I didn't even formally gratuate to L4, but my original goal was to get in shape to be able to do some crossfitting, and having discovered the scaled WODs at Brand X I'm no longer as intimidated as when I first saw like 5 rounds of 50 pullups or something. :) So I think I'm ready. The one thing I think that cross has over simple is the great variety in the workouts. I could start doing more of the alternate workouts...but I like the whole concept of the crossfit thing so I'm gonna give it a whirl (after rest week). Between work gym and local parks I think I'll have access to like 80% of the necessary equipment.

So my post is probably going to start sinking down to the nether regions of page 2 and 3. I'll try to post once in a while when I fall back to simplefit instead of doing some wacky kettle-ball-snatch-clean-power-pull-groin thing, just so y'all don't forget me. Also, I still wanna post some pix in progress, stay tuned. Thanks to everyone for all the great comments and support, especially Kevin for inventing this stuff! You guys rock. I'm gonna miss ya.

Keep up the good work!

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:05 pm
by taifun
Don't leave us :cry:

Good luck though, brandx has the right idea.

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:31 pm
by jdog_ramone
2 weeks into crossfit and up pops "Cindy...Max rounds in 20min of 5pullups, 10pushups, 15squats."

hmmm says I, this looks familiar.

just so y'all don't forget me, and to keep myself from sinking to page 2:

30-Sep-07 - L6D1(ish) - 16 rounds
Subbed 3ring pullups/6pushups/9squats

This felt good...hard...but good. I've been really working on pullups a lot; I'm doing some as a warmum just about every day so my numbers have climbed even more lately than compared to my first few weeks of simplefit (!). And I'm slowly learning to kip a bit better. 2 weeks trying to keep up with crossfit WOD's and liking it so far. lots of variety. lots of new sore muscles. I'll keep updating time to time.

keep at it!

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:42 pm
by jdog_ramone
shoutout to simplefit land! how y'all doin?

L3D3 - 3:43


Pullups kipping dead hang to chin over bar. Pushups & squats strict full ROM.

After 7 weeks of scaled crossfit WODs, I'm throwing in a rest week, so instead of "cindy" today (basically L8D1) I decided to test myself on L3 to compare. A HUGE improvement.

First week of crossfit my time on L3D3 was over 8 minutes with all sorts of subs. Learning to kip properly has definitely helped my pullups - but still a pretty insane improvement. Time has dropped by more than 50% in 14 weeks, so I guess I've more than doubled my power output!

Overall looking and feeling great.

Some general thoughts about crossfit vs. simplefit, for those who care:
- The one thing I really love about xfit vs simplefit is the constantly-varied aspect of xfit, I find it really has a way of finding and targeting your weakest areas.
- My lower back has been getting a bit sore & stiff in the past week, probably from pushing myself too hard - I'm finding it a bit hard to keep myself from trying to progress too fast and aiming too high in the workouts. Xfit is full of insanely fit people that are really pushing themselves - it's very motivating but a bit dangerous! Rest week is already helping.
- I miss the community here at simplefit - I only posted here for 7 weeks but I still feel like I belong here. I'm posting a bit on Xfit but for the most part keeping quiet - it's a much more intimidating forum I think. Also, as a uber-left-wing west-coast Canadian some of the political commentary on rest day discussions just leave me shaking my head, but it's interesting to see how the other side thinks sometimes.

I've also been doing rough "eyeball" zone with lots of cheats for the past few weeks, but I'm planning on starting strict zone, as paleo as possible, next week & see how that goes for a few weeks. I'm starting to come around to this whole importance of nutrition thing.

My goal is to be able to do 70-80% of the xfit WODs as rx'd by next spring.

Simplefitters - keep fitting simply. I'll think of y'all with every pullup.

Naturedoc - where you at? I miss your posts.