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Level 7 - Week 5

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:32 pm
by brmc72
Day 3

Pull-ups: 15, 5, 5, 4, 6, 4, 1 (completed in 3:50)
Push-ups: 40, 20, 10, 10 (completed in 2:54)
Squats: 40, 40 (completed in :91)
Total time: 8:15 -> a 41 second improvement over last week

I decided to just go for it on my first round of pull-ups...I was pretty happy to get 15, but that completely burned by arms out, so I could only do a handful at a time after that. Pretty happy with my push-up performance too.

Level 7 - Week 6

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:47 am
by brmc72
Day 1: 23 rounds in 19:51 (one round short of my previous best)

Day 2:
Round 1: 1:03
Round 2: 1:04
Round 3: 1:03
Round 4: 1:00
Round 5: :57
Total: 5:07 (15 seconds faster than last week and the best overall Day 2 time since I started on Level 7)

Day 3: 7:44 (31 seconds faster than last week and the best overall Day 3 time since I started on Level 7)

I felt really got about my performance this week. Last week was rough since I had been kind of lazy the previous two weeks, but I feel like I'm back in the swing of things and making some gains this week. It's all about consistency.

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:11 pm
by Rosencrantz1
Well done!

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:51 pm
by dolem
Good to see you sticking with it. Things have gotten a bit quieter around here it seems.

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:41 pm
by brmc72
I've noticed that too...I think quite a few people have started posting weekly vs. after every workout.

Level 7 - Week 6

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:18 am
by brmc72
Day 1: 26 rounds in 19:36

Felt really good, during this workout and managed to beat my previous best by 2 rounds! Not that I'm counting, but that's 104 pull-ups, 208 push-ups and 312 squats :shock:

I think my plan, at this point, is to finish off this week and then maybe pick up a weight vest and drop down a couple of levels...focus more on lower reps/higher weight for a bit. I'd be curious to try that for a couple of weeks and then come back to level 7, without the weight vest, and see what that does to my day 3 times.

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:30 am
by yahel
Great progress on level 7 :D
It keeps me motivated

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:00 am
by mr_fro2000
wow that is impressive... esp since its level 7. somethign to look forward to i suppose!

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:25 pm
by KTG
Great job. It will be interesting to see how the weight vest approach goes. I think you are probably right that something like that is needed to move through these crazy high levels.

Level 5 - Week 1

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:13 pm
by brmc72
Hi all,

Well, according to my log, it looks like it's been just over 6 months since my last SF workout. I decided to try some different stuff a while back (read: I'll just work out without following any type of structured plan) and, turns out, if I don't have a plan I'm following I just don't exercise at a level of intensity that does me much good. So I've decided to dust of my SF workout log and give it another go.

I was at a pretty solid level 7 last time, so I decided to drop down a couple of levels and work my way back up. I just got done with the level 5 day 1 workout and managed to get in 20 rounds. I got a little out of sync at one point, so it's possible I did as many as 22 rounds, but I'm happy with logging 20. I forgot how miserable day 1 was :shock:

I see some familiar names in the boards...good to know some of you are still around, and I see some new names as well, so I'm looking forward to reading through your logs.

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:26 am
by KTG
Welcome back! We are right in sync on drifting away and coming back a little weaker. I hope to be back on L5D1 in a couple of weeks. I suspect your base will take you back up towards level 7 quicker than mine.

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:32 pm
by brmc72
Thanks! Seems like there are a few of us that were absent for a while. Congratulations on your marathon...amazing!

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:50 pm
by Pilgrim1312
26 rounds for level 7 day 1 is more than "pretty solid". I'm humbled by that, but it also tells me that that kind of progress is possible. Thanks for posting, Ill be sure to follow along.

Level 5 - Week 1

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:21 pm
by brmc72
Day 1: 20 rounds

Day 2:
    Round 1: 0:51
    Round 2: 0:50
    Round 3: 0:46
    Round 4: 0:48
    Round 5: 0:48
    Total: 4:03

Day 3: 3:48
    Pullups: 10, 6, 5, 5
    Pushups: 30, 21 (took a couple of rests during the last set of 21, but didn't go down to my knees and actually stop)
    Squats: 51
    Did an extra, untimed, set of the day 3 exercises once I recovered at bit. I'm guessing it took me about 20 minutes to get through it the 2nd time around.

Re: Brmc72's log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:56 am
by KTG
Fantastic!

Not to quibble, but D1 looks pretty relaxed for you and I only see 21 pull-ups there on D3.