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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:40 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 52
Level "7". I'll explain.

D1. 16 rounds. I was so close to beating L6 last week I wanted to preview L7. Definitely feels harder, but I will get there.

D2. About 20 minutes, not timed and my usual approach.

D3. 11:15. I don't mind the long time, lots of room for improvement.

Week 53
Level 7/6

D1. 18 rounds. Tough as all get out. Gonna shoot for 19 rounds next week.

D2. 11:00. Keeping the 3 minute rest period. I never thought I would be able to do 5x8 of strict pull-ups. I hold a partial L during these.

D3. Level 6, 4:53. Now I can commit fully to level 7 with no unfinished business.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:29 am
by KTG
Great job! That is an interesting strategy of pushing forward a level to build up for dropping back and nailing it. It worked and it is terrific to see someone else moving on to level 7 to inspire the rest of us.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:30 pm
by brmc72
Nicely done!

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:44 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 54. Level 7.

D1. 16 rounds. Still getting the feel for this day and level. I hope to get 18 rounds on Monday.
D2. Probably about 16-17 minutes.
D3. 11:23. I really concentrated on getting pretty good range of motion on the moves, so I don't mind the time at all.

I now have an android phone so I got one of the Simplefit apps. Works pretty good, I experienced an operator malfunction on day 2.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:24 pm
by brmc72
Nice job on level 7! This level is an absolute killer...not sure it's possible to "beat" it :) To be able to perform so well and still be focused on good form is a huge accomplishment.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:58 am
by KTG
Nice, nice nice!

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:21 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 55. L7

D1. 18 rounds. I'm going to try 19 next week, then 20 after that.
D2. 13:40. The android app helped with this day. Still not rushing, but I will try to shave some time off.
D3. 10:01. Over a minute off from last week. Did this in the morning. For my lunch hour I ran 2 miles to a park where I did more pull-ups and push-ups, 20 and 40 respectively in sets of 5/10. Took a different route back for another 1.6 miles.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:52 pm
by Pilgrim1312
week 56, level 7

D1. 20 rounds. Could have started a 21st round before time ran out, Ill push for 21 complete rounds next week.

D2. 12:16.

D3. 9 minutes flat. Im pleased with the progress, but 4 more minutes to trim off is quite a bit.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:08 am
by KTG
Terrific job! That is another great improvement! It is really inspiring.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:07 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 57(?), level

I tried to switch to Convict Conditioning. I did not care for it. CC did not feel like it provided the same overall conditioning aspect that SF does, what with the timed workouts. Doing SF, especially around the 6 & 7 th levels, really helped keep me thin and strong. I came back into level 3, which I beat last week. This week at level four looked like this...

D1. 27 rounds.
D2. Round 1. 2:12
2. 2:08
3. 1:52
4. 1:37
5. 1:48
D3. 4:22

Back to level 5, again.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:25 pm
by JoJo
Welcome back! I have not read that book, but if you want a program that is more strength oriented but still maintains and improves conditioning, I highly recommend You Are Your Own Gym. It uses both linear and undulating periodization, which means you get a bit of everything. I'm here and not there as a result of my own weakness, not theirs. It separates body parts into their own days, or push, pull, abs, and legs, and I have a bad habit of wanting to skip legs if they are separate. So I chose to do a full body program instead. Also interesting, if using that book you created your own full body program, using the methods outlined you could actually arrive at the SF plan. Although it would usually favor more difficult variations for fewer reps on strength days. But there is a method used called Stappers, and it is the exact same thing as Day 1 here. Anyway, just wanted you to know. I am sorry for sounding like an ad.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:55 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 58. Level 5

D1. 20 rounds. My favorite workout of the week.
D2. 9:05 seconds with 2 minute rest periods.
D3. 5:24. Bigger sets of push-ups will shave off the time.

At least one more week of level five. Nothing really structured on days off. Sometimes a run, some hiking, occasional interval cardio work.

JoJo, I read You Are Your Own Gym, (YAYOG). Couldn't really get into it, the concepts seems needlessly complicated. Thanks for the thought.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:45 pm
by art50
Hi Pilgrim,

I only just started with SF again, so no room to talk; but when you mentioned CC and not getting into it much I can definitely understand.

I gave CC a try a while ago and had trouble sticking with it. I felt at one point I found a good compromise by incorporating only one or two of the skills from CC not covered in SF on off days worked really well for me, such as bridges. It didn't detract from my focus on SF nor negatively effect my performance on SF days, but I didn't feel the need to fully commit to the CC methodology.

With starting SF again, I plan to eventually work two of the CC skills back into my routine at least once a week. I hope while I may see faster progress in SF, CC's methodology will help me stay focused on long term progress and maybe provide alternatives to mix things up later with SF in the future.

Doubt that helped in any way, but good luck with your routine! Always great to read the progress you and others have made as inspiration.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:28 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 59. Level 5

D1. 25 rounds with time to spare.
D2. 10:07, slow and steady on my cadence.
D3. 4:51. Can't wait to tackle level 6 now. At this level, I can really notice my body respond to this kind of intensity.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:51 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 60. Level 6.

D1. 22 rounds
D2. 17:58. Deliberately slow reps, partial "L" pull ups, knees raised.
D3. 8:38, seriously poor time due largely to weakness in pull-ups.

Three mile walks 5 nights a week.