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Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:25 pm
by robbiew
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)

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:08 pm
by robbiew
25 burpees warmup

L1D1: 61 rounds

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

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:49 pm
by robbiew
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.

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:48 am
by KTG
Great job! It looks like you have terrific strength base. My bet, alas, is that the diet fight is really going to be key.

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:56 am
by robbiew
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!!

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:30 pm
by robbiew
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!!

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:42 am
by robbiew
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!

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:21 am
by KTG
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.

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:40 am
by robbiew
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

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 am
by robbiew
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

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:18 am
by sean_x
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.

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:41 am
by robbiew
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!!

Re: robbiew's log

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:41 pm
by robbiew
L2 D1 64 rounds...just fancied a bit of a workout!