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Postby Neilfenstein » Sat May 22, 2010 9:00 am

21/05/2010 L2 - D3

I did the routine in 5.36. That is yet another 10 seconds slower than last week. I have gotten 10s slower every time since I levelled up. I also am struggling with the pull ups.

I will try and get more sleep and hopefully will have more energy next week and I can improve on my time.
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Postby Neilfenstein » Sun May 23, 2010 8:02 am

Dispondency over it turns out I'm an idiot and read the wrong line of the workout print out and did 16 not thirteen pullups! Which makes me happy I was only 10 seconds slower!!

My spirit is revitalised ready for day 1! :lol:
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Postby Neilfenstein » Mon May 24, 2010 2:00 pm

24/5/2010 L2 - D1

Hi all it's my birthday and I started my ripe old age of 32 with a new PR of 30 reps! Again I did horizontal inverted/body rows, I find I get a longer work out! I don't think I could have managed all pull ups :oops: my elbows would ache.

I truely have been re-invigorated I was absolutely boiling doing the routine tonight, it's surprisingly hot here in the UK at the moment! I struggled but glad I did!

Felt good!
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Postby Ruli » Mon May 24, 2010 9:39 pm

a belated happy birthday neil and congrats on your PR!!!
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Postby Neilfenstein » Tue May 25, 2010 2:59 am

Thanks Ruli its a small victory but one that has made me happy!
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Postby Neilfenstein » Wed May 26, 2010 1:35 pm

26/05/2010 L2 - D2 Week 21

I managed all of the sets dead hang and each group of pull-ups I did in one go. This was a first, normally I am forced to do them one at a time by the end. This is great, and is where I want to be so that i can complete more on D3 with out rest, so I can hopefully improve my time.

I managed really good form on the push ups too.

I have tried to cut as many carbs as I can this week I am still eating loads filling up on salad etc. I have found I have more energy and getting better results on my workouts!

Time 4.33

A good time too! I cant complain. I probably ruined it afterwards with a blow out birthday meal out lol!

Bring on Friday, really pumped with my recent performance!! :D
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Postby Neilfenstein » Fri May 28, 2010 10:32 am

28/05/2010 L2 - D3

I did it in 4.04!!! Spanked it!! :lol: :lol:

What is impressive is that i managed it like this:-
Pull-ups 7-2-2-1-1
Push-ups 20-6
Squats 26

That is a massive improvement for me last week did:-
Pull-ups 4-1-1...... to 16 like an idiot
Push-ups 15-6-2-2
Squats 26

In 5.36 :(

Its been a great week which I can only attribute to a nearly primal diet regime. I am a convert! No more stupid bad carbs! SO much more energy for my workouts!!

Now to start fearing next week at level 3! :D
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Postby Ruli » Sat May 29, 2010 12:46 am

Congratulations Neil!!!!!
this is what the program is all about - making progress!!!
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Postby Neilfenstein » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:12 pm

Woah! That extra pull up takes it's toll!

02/06/2010 L3 - D1

It was bank holiday here on Monday and felt rough yesterday so did D1 today and will do D3 on Friday to keep my routine.

Only managed 15 rounds today, I set my timer for 20 reps but had to skip a few as I was struggling with the extra Pull-Ups (PU) (I sub for horizontal Body Rows (BR) on D1 to prevent elbow ache).

I am not disheartened as I managed the same amount of BRs total as my PR for D1 I acheived last week, but f&@k me they are hard to do in sets of 6 each time, they totally kicked my ass!

I may mix it up and try PUs next D1 and switch back to BRs if they get too achey!

D3 will be interesting! Looking forward to trying 16 again lol!! :oops:
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Postby Neilfenstein » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:22 am

04/06/2010 L3 - D3

Woah, again kicked my arse 6.30!

Gives me a baseline to work on though!!

I also skipped D2 so lets see how I get on, on a proper week next week!
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Postby Neilfenstein » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:56 pm

07/06/2010 L3 - D1

I managed to squeeze out 16 reps today one more than last week!

I did the pull-ups as 3x horizontal body rows again, very tough!
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Postby Neilfenstein » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:39 pm

08/06/2010 W3 - D1 Couch to 5K running program

Went well trying to add this on my days off now the weather is nicer. Hopefully trim off some excess weight.

09/06/2010 L3 - D2

Completed with all dead hang pull-ups.

First time at L3 and first D2 that has actually made me struggle with the exercises other than pull-ups. These were hard but more so due to the extra push-ups. The last 2 sets I found the last couple tough not impossible but had to try hard to complete the 10. I also felt yesterdays run when doing the squats but this is good I suppose.

I can see why I found D3 tough last week without the D2 workout to work on overall stamina.

I will try and run tomorrow too! I am out of town on business but should be back in enough time to get a run.

Oh well D3 soon hopefully beat last weeks time for some more progress! :D
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Postby Neilfenstein » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:23 pm

08/06/2010 L3 - D3

Managed it in 5.21, shaved over a minute off last week! My pull ups weren't the greatest form at the end but adequate for D3 I think.

Notes:
1) I havent managed to run any more since my first run, my life conspired to get in the way (when I say life I mean work mainly)
2) I spent all day saturday building a shed and was wiped out after.
3) I went out kitesurfing Sunday for the first time since I got my kit, this also wiped me out but great fun, if not hard (I say kite surfing but was mainly kite crashing lol!).


Hence, I could not manage my usual Monday workout so did it tonight.

15/06/2010 L3 - D1 Week 24

Managed 17 reps again one more than last week using again horizontal body rows.
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Postby Neilfenstein » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:43 pm

17/06/2010 L3 - D2

Did it today in 4.31! Rest time of 3 minutes between sets.

Not bad since i was up early and drove to a seminar and back and am completely shattered!!

All dead hang pull ups too!
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Postby Neilfenstein » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:41 am

19/06/2010 L3 - D3

I did todays set in 5.32. A bit slower than last week but I think my form was better on the pull ups!
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