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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:06 pm
by anubis
Week 27

OK, so as expected I got my ass kicked by level three already. At least I saw it coming I guess. D1 I felt good about until about round 8. Then I struggled through to round 11 without going to subs for the chin-ups. At the point that the subs started I knew for sure I'd be posting a pretty low number of rounds. Amazing the difference in 3 vs 6 body rows in terms of burning out your arms! :shock: Day 2 was not as bad as I thought it would be. Thank God for simple pleasures!

Just a quick question. Is there anything wrong with doing the chin-ups in singles? I think the answer is no but I thought I'd throw it out there in case you're not supposed to. I'd like to do multiples but want to give my elbows a chance to survive, so I've been doing singles in neutral grip which has allowed me to keep doing chin-ups and still be able to use my arms.

L3D1
24 sets (11 sets no subs the rest 3 body rows subs)

L3D2
4:21 (no subs, chin-ups in singles)

L3D3
6:05 (no subs, chin-ups in singles) Certainly felt those extra chin-ups and pushups!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:21 pm
by anubis
Week 28: Active Rest (L1)

L1D1
41 sets (no subs!!!)
That was surprising as all hell. I thought for sure I'd be subbing at some point but I made it through the whole thing!

L1D2
2:57 (no subs)

L1D3
2:36 (no subs)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:42 am
by volleyball_man
It's a great feeling to go back down to L1 and OWN it!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:42 pm
by Ruli
at this stage L1 still OWNS me!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:01 am
by anubis
Hey thanks guys! Definitely felt great! Almost like I'm making progress :shock:
On the subject of who owns who: :lol: Level three is still owning me but I'm feeling better about it every day. As for level 1 Ruli, if you look at my posts you'll see that I was level 1's B@#$! for many, many months

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:47 pm
by Ruli
that's precisely what motivates me - realising everybody (well, almost everybody) started at lvl 1, and look where are they now!!!
i know i will get there eventually!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:25 am
by volleyball_man
Ruli - I was BELOW level 1!!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:13 am
by Ruli
you prove my point: u started below lvl 1, and u'r on lvl 3 now!!!
i'm gonna catch'ya mate.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:16 am
by anubis
I've no doubt you will Ruli! You can already do pull-ups so I figure you're months ahead of my pace. Like VBM, I started waaaay below level 1. I'm only on Level 3 so that's no great progress but it is something. The best part really is I 'feel' better so keep at 'er!

As for this week:

Week 29

L3D1
25 sets (18 sets no subs the rest 3 body rows subs)

L3D2
4:37 (no subs, chin-ups in singles)

L3D3
5:48 (no subs, chin-ups in singles) A small improvement from the last attempt. Was hoping for more but at least it didn't get worse.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:19 am
by anubis
Week 30

L3D1
26 sets (14 sets no subs[down from last week] the rest 3 body rows subs)

L3D2
4:33 (no subs, chin-ups in 2-1 sets)

L3D3
5:28

D3 was poor form on the chin-ups so that number realistically should be + 30s so closer to 6 mins. Also didn't help that the bosses dog felt the need to try and lick and scratch my face while doing push-ups and I had to stop to get him out of the gym!! :x Lost time and rhythm there. To be clear, I Love dogs! Owners who don't feel the need to give direction to their dogs however?! Anyway will keep at it. L3 is going to take a while.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 pm
by Ruli
keep up the good work anubis!!!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:24 pm
by anubis
Week 31

L3D1
26 sets (no subs, chin-ups in singles)

L3D2
5:31 (no subs, chin-ups in 2-1 sets)
A lot slower than last week but form was better

L3D3
5:16 (no subs)

12s faster than last week and the form was a lot better than last week as well so that's a little progress. This was the first time I felt like I had a chance of beating the 5 min mark. Perhaps in the next month, month and a half? Next week is week 32 and that means that I've earned an inactive rest week!! Woohooo!! I think my body is going to appreciate this. I know my elbows and shoulders certainly will. Perhaps I'll continue jogging through this week so I'm still doing something? We'll see.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:06 pm
by prometheus
12s better and better form together make some really nice progress! it's great being able to see undeniable results and improvement in your fitness level, keep it up!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:57 am
by anubis
Thanks Prometheus! Just enjoying my week off and trying to stick to it being a week off. Harder than it seems. Can't wait to get back at it. Hopefully I won't loose too much by next week!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:36 pm
by prometheus
just think of it this way, you're only making progress when you're taking rest; being too active when your body needs rest is counter-productive and harming your gains. Hopefully that mindset makes it easier!