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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Tue May 17, 2011 11:25 pm

Missed a few days training thru tonsilitis but last night I did a circuit of roughly 20mins made up of 10 rounds of 15 burpess, 4 pullups and 10 pushups.

Total:

150 burpees
40 pullups
100 pushups

2 x planks @ 1m 30secs

3 x bicycle crunches (15/side)
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:08 pm

25 burpees warmup

L1D1: 61 rounds

3 x planks for 1 minute
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:49 pm

2 x 25 burpees warm up

L1D2 timings:
28 seconds
28 seconds
27 seconds
28 seconds
27 seconds

I felt ok so I had a 5 minute rest then did L2D3:
Pullups 8;1;1
Pushups and squats I did without pausing. Time taken was 1 minute 28 seconds.
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby KTG » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:48 am

Great job! It looks like you have terrific strength base. My bet, alas, is that the diet fight is really going to be key.
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:56 am

You are so right about the diet! Up to October last year I was doing ok...no pot belly! But I was made redundant end of the year and training (except for cycling) took a back seat and the snack monster emerged. At 51 the fat collects really quickly when the munchies take over and training lapses!! I know I'll struggle as I move up the levels unless I eat more sensibly! That's the reason I posted a pic of myself to keep focussed...not healthy to be like that!!
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:30 pm

A warm up of 30 burpees followed by;

L2D1....57 rounds. That extra pushup made me sweat big time and I can feel it in my triceps!!
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:42 am

Forgot to post my workout on Wednesday!!

Warmup of 30 then 15 burpees.

L2D2: Times for the rounds were:
R1 32s; R2 30s; R3 29s; R4 30s and R5 30s.

Today I did a 30 burpee warmup then....

L2D3 Total time was 1min 42secs.
Pullups 9, 1, 1, 1, 1. My forearms didn't want to know!! I think I should've warmed my arms up properly too.
The pushups and squats I did without pausing.

Don't know whether to do L2 again until I can do all the pullups without stopping....I'll have a think about that one!
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby KTG » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:21 am

Great job! I think you've clearly got this level down. For most of us the D3 test can include as many breaks as necessary to get through all of the reps.
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:40 am

Thanks! I could go up a level I'm sure, but when I was on Simplefit previously I tried to go up a level every week. This resulted in the worst tennis elbows you could imagine! I read somewhere that although your muscles adapt quickly to the workload and get stronger, it takes your tendons a couple of weeks to get to the same level. Maybe this was why I got such bad tendinitis in my elbows...I wasn't giving my tendons enough time to adapt to the workload and get stronger. Don't know if this is a fact but it seems to fit in with the trouble I had. For this reason I'm gonna do level 2 again! :D
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 am

Monday 20th May 2013.....I did 25 rounds of Level 5 day 1. It has been a long time since I've been able to train regularly without any pain whatsoever so I'm back into Simplefit...again!

Wednesday 22nd May 2013 I did Level 5 Day 2:

Round 1: 1.04 mins
Round 2: 1.01 mins
Round 3: 1.01 mins
Round 4: 1.02 mins
Round 5: 1.00 min total time 5 mins 8 secs
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby sean_x » Thu May 23, 2013 6:18 am

Tennis elbow isn't for wimps, thats for sure!
It took mine over a year to get better - and now 1.5 years on I can aggrivate it very easily if I overdo the exercises, dig too much in the garden, mix too much cement etc. Its amazingly debilitating!
I found that rest was the only cure for me, unfortunately it took way longer than I expected.
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Thu May 23, 2013 8:41 am

I took a long break from doing any kind of exercise that aggravated my elbows, and only started back doing pullups after the pain had completely gone.I found that doing chin ups was the main cause of my problems with tennis elbow, now I've only been doing regular pullups the last few months and I've had not a single twinge of discomfort since! But you are right, it is very easy to aggravate it so I try and avoid any activity likely to do that...such as gardening!!
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Re: robbiew's log

Postby robbiew » Thu May 23, 2013 2:41 pm

L2 D1 64 rounds...just fancied a bit of a workout!
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