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Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:34 am
by chongtxtx
33 rounds not bad you should be onto LVL 5 here soon. Can't wait to keep seeing your workouts.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:09 pm
by invisiblejk
During the week ending 4/21/14, I crossed the 5 min barrier and technically moved to L5. But I stayed at L4 for two reasons:
1. I need to use fist pushups. (bought push up bars)
2. I am going to do the real pullups without modification. I bought a doorway pull up bar.
Starting next week, I am going to focus on pull ups and move the pull ups slowly from L1 to L4. I am going to do a hybrid plan of L4.1, L4.2, L4.3, L4.4 with push ups and squats at L4 but pull ups starting from L1.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:19 pm
by invisiblejk
Week 49(Week 1 of L4.1) ending 5/8/14
(push up bar and pull up bar. L1 of pullups and L4 of others)
L4D1: 35rds (not pull up bar), L4.1D2: 06:23, L4.1D3: 08:28
Pull ups: 4 (0:36), 1 (0:58), 1 (1:19), 1 (1:56), 1 (2:51), 1 (3:22), 1 (3:55)
Push ups: 18 (0:45),(5,4,3) (1:02),(3,3,2,2,1) (1:26), (total: 3:13)
Squats: 41 (01:19)

I have a long way to go for pull ups. Push ups too got adversely affected. I am hoping to cross L4.1 in one month. :lol:

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:31 pm
by chongtxtx
Good job man! Have you ever used the iron woody bands for your pullups before? They come in many different levels that can help you with pullups if its a sticking point. Just a suggestion.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:43 am
by invisiblejk
Thanks for the suggestion. If I can't do at least one pull up, that bands would be appropriate. Since I am able to do more than 1, my plan is to slowly reduce the rest time between sets of 1.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:59 am
by chongtxtx
Go ya. I hope your weekend recovery went well.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:06 am
by invisiblejk
Week 50 (Week 2 of L4.1) ending 5/15/14
(push up bar and pull up bar. L1 of pullups and L4 of others)
L4.1D1: 25rds, L4.1D2: 06:00, L4.1D3: 06:48
Pull ups: 4 (0:22), 2 (0:24), 1 (0:28), 1 (0:18), 1 (0:17), 1 (0:21), (total 2:10)
Push ups: 20 (0:44),(5,4,3) (1:16),(3,3,2,2) (1:14), (total: 3:14)
Squats: 41 (01:23)

On D1: after the first 10 rounds, I started taking more time and even then in the later rounds I was not getting my chin above the bar. I still counted them :)
On D2: I was able to do the first 5 rounds pretty easily with 3 min rest in between. I could only do 3 or 4 rounds of pull ups in the next 5 rounds.
On D3: some of the 10 pull ups, I could not get my chin above the bar. I could do a second round with pull ups. But the third round, I did only push ups and squats.

In any case, there is definitely a big improvement in the D3 time.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 3:27 pm
by chongtxtx
JK keep it up love the steadfastness!

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:05 pm
by invisiblejk
Thanks for the encouragement. That helps.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:15 pm
by invisiblejk
Week 51 (Week 3 of L4.1) ending 5/22/14
L4.1D1: 27rds, L4.1D2: 05:53, L4.1D3: 06:13
Pull ups: 5 (0:27), 2 (0:25), 1 (0:22), 1 (0:23), 1 (0:29) (total 2:06)
Push ups: 21 (0:43),(5,4,3) (1:02),(3,3,2,1) (1:01), (total: 2:46)
Squats: 41 (01:20)

On D1: after about 15 rounds, I couldn't get chin up the bar, just my forehead :P
On D2: did 10 rounds with 3 mins rest in between.
On D3: after 7 pull ups, I could only get my forehead above the bar. I could do three rounds of D3 though.

I will probably take another month to cross L1 of pullups.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:54 am
by chongtxtx
Keep it up man the times and numbers are getting better!

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 3:15 pm
by brmc72
Nice work JK! How are you liking your hybrid plan so far?

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:44 pm
by invisiblejk
I love the hybrid plan. The pull ups are darn difficult and slow to build up. It seems like I built up my push ups in the first year and now I am building up my pull ups. Legs are being sacrificed. I reached L4 squats six months ago and I don't foresee moving beyond L4 for another year the way pull ups are progressing. Prior to simple fit, I never did pull ups or push ups so this amount of progress, even if it was so slow, feels remarkable to me. I bought tight T-shirts for the first time showing off my muscles and my family is laughing at me saying those shirts are for teenagers not for 40+ :lol:

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 6:13 am
by chongtxtx
Haha I like the tight tshirts part. Maybe since your legs are staying on the same level you could do a small amount of running for just a little extra conditioning if you have the time.

Re: JK's log

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 12:45 pm
by brmc72
Yup, pull ups are just crazy hard, they sure do pay off though. Wear your t-shirt with pride :)