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Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:52 am
by robbiew
Early hours of this morning I did;

Warm up:

Plank 30 secs
Prisoner squat X 15
Push-ups X 10
Prisoner Split Squat X 10/side
Stick-ups X 10
Side Plank X 30 secs/side

Then; time for the 5 rounds = 4mins 41secs.

I didn't do the exercises as quickly as I could..used a tempo of 1-0-1.

I also did a bodyweight 'ton up' circuit, 10 reps of each exercise:

Tricep dips
Knees to chest jumps
Decline pushups
Dorsal raises
Leg raises

That did me nicely!!

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 5:29 pm
by robbiew
L2 D3 tonight! I did my usual warm up then:

Did the routine as quickly as possible maintaining good form. The last three pull-ups were a struggle..had to drop off the bar..shake my arms then get back to it. I did 20 push-ups, took a breather then did the last 6. I had no problem with the squats. I am generally quite pleased the way my pull-ups are improving..great sense of satisfaction being able to do them.
Total time for L2D3 = 2mins 14 secs

I dont feel like I've trained unless I finish sucking the dust off the floor so I also did 2 rounds of the Bodyweight 100:

20 Prisoner squats
20 Push-ups
10 Burpees
10 Inverted rows
20 Forward lunges (10/leg)
15 Close grip push-ups
5 Chin-ups

I feel pretty aches or pains so I'm looking forward to Level 3 next week!!

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 5:36 pm
by robbiew
Did my usual warm up tonight then carried on with L3D1.

Total # of rounds = 42

Felt like cr*p tonight..seemed a long 20 minutes! Started kipping about a third of the way through on the pull-ups, took a minute out halfway through also.
Hope I feel better next time!

Lay off again!

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 3:36 pm
by robbiew
I've had to lay off training again for a week as my elbow started playing up again. I think I was doing a bit too much, so now I'll just concentrate on doing Simplefit until I'm happy the 'tennis elbow' has cleared up.

I have just done..

Warm up:

2 circuits of:

10 x squats
10 kneeling pushups
12 bicycle crunches


L4D1, total # of rounds was 36!

The pull-ups were surprisingly good apart from my grip was failing towards the end of the routine. I change my hand position for my push-ups on each round.

Fingers crossed again for pain-free training!

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:33 pm
by volleyball_man
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Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 4:48 pm
by robbiew
Thanks VB man I'll give it a try...nothing else other than complete rest seems to work and I don't want to do that!

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:30 pm
by robbiew
Celebrated my 49th birthday tonight with...

Warm up:

2 circuits of:

10 x squats
10 kneeling pushups
12 bicycle crunches


L4D2 for a total time of 4mins 46secs. The pull-ups were good, I did them a little faster than normal. The last round of push-ups and squats I began to feel towards the end. I also only rest a minute between rounds...I like to keep my heart rate up!

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:52 am
by Ghokun
Happy Birthday :wink:

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:51 am
by robbiew
Many thanx :D

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:50 pm
by robbiew
After a warm up I gave L4D3 a blast! I'd missed out L3D2 & D3 so this was a bit of a shocker!! Total time to complete was 4mins 12 secs.

The first 8 pull-ups were good but after that there was much huffin an a puffin!! I did 27 push-ups straight off then had to finish the rest in a couple of blocks. No problem with the squats.

I will move up to level 5 but i can see me spending a little time there getting fitter hopefully!

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:23 pm
by robbiew
Did a 2 round bodyweight warm up circuit:

plank, squats, lunges, push-ups, mountain climbers then....

....L5D1 for a total of 36 rounds in 20 mins. Stopped for 4 breathers, total of about 2 mins rest...found that hard!

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:31 pm
by robbiew
I did a warm up of 10 X 100m runs @ roughly 70% effort, after each 100m I did 5 burpees.

I did L5D2 with 1 minute rests between rounds. my times were;

1. 58secs
2. 57secs
3. 58secs
4. 58 secs
5. 58secs Total time= 4mins 49secs

I did all the pull-ups from a dead hang, and I only kipped on the last couple of the fifth round...very pleased with that :-)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:56 pm
by robbiew
Just got back from a couple of weeks holiday..did a few light workouts while I was pull-ups though!! Feels like I'm starting all over again! :-s

Back again!

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:11 am
by robbiew
It's been a long time since I've been here..suffered tendonitis in both elbows, and when that was improving I blew my right shoulder out doing dips!!!

Just a warning to anyone who thinks they aren't progressing fast enough, so decides to do more than they are capable of in order to speed up their progress!

The upshot is, if I'd been patient, I'm sure I would have made good progress the last 6 months. As it is, I'm starting all over again tomorrow

People say patience is a virtue!!!

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:59 pm
by Ruli
my cousin, i feel 4 u - tendinitis in both elbows!!! i only suffer from that in my left elbow and it's not nice.
i can only concur with your statement:
patience is a virtue!!!