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mrred's log

Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:47 pm
by mrRed
2nd full week of simple-fit.

Today stepped up to level 2 after completing day three too quickly last week without too much difficulty.

at about 15th rep started to burn and tire. Pushed it to 21 without having too bad form, and on the 22nd rep i had to use a little assistance (1 leg on chair) to keep from hitting my failure point. Also had to drop a knee on my last push up to keep from the same.

Rested for two minutes than jumped on my bike / rollers. 5 minute warm up, 20 minutes trying to maintain a cadence of 90-120 rpm, with some sprints for as long as my lungs could hold out. Finished with 7-10 minutes of cool down, cadence 60-90 rpm.

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:10 pm
by cheapo
Welcome aboard...hey, I know you! ;)
Looking forward to following you here.

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:47 pm
by mrRed
haha, I'm gonna try to keep up with this.

Today: 6 miles on my bike on the way to work and 6 miles home. Nothing too strenuous, but enough to get the heart beating and hopefully keep me from getting too tense for tomorrow's work.

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:08 am
by mrRed
L2 D2


Struggled through the last set. I'm still pretty sore from D1, which I think hurt my performance, and my legs were burning from the biking done over the past week.

All in all, good way to start the day and I think I'm going to be staying with L2 for another week after this (although we'll see how D3 goes).

Posted: Fri May 22, 2009 2:56 pm
by mrRed
Today was off of SF, so I decided to try running for the first time in about 5 years.

2.8 miles in 37:00. I threw in some steps that were in the park and I'm hurting a little bit, but feel pretty damn good. I did the whole job until I couldn't breathe, walk it off, jog again, walk, etc ...

In the beginning I was walking more than running, but by the time i was nearing home again I was about 50/50 jog to walk.

Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:56 am
by mrRed
L2D3 4:54.

Broke the pull ups into 5, 4 and 4. I had such terrible form on the last one I rested and re did it as I didn't get my face clear of the bar on the first attempt.

Push ups were 10, 9 and 7.

Squats were straight through and not too terrible.

I guess I should move up again next week to L3, as I'm finishing D2 and D3 in relatively little time (right around 5 minutes), but I feel like I'm not pulling enough reps out of D1 right now.

I guess I'll make that decision on Tuesday. For now though, I may do some cardio over the next two days if I'm feeling antsy, but I'm on rest days through the rest of the long weekend.

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:06 pm
by mrRed
So after a hiatus for my wedding and the absolute lack of time that was after the wedding, I'm back on today for level 3, day 1, although doing piss poor at it.

18 sets, and started losing form in my pull ups on level 13. Fought to 18, with a little over a minute left and tried to finish up with a little help from a chair. No dice.

Also put in 12 miles on the bike today, 6 to work and 6 home, pushign hard on the way home.

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:06 pm
by mrRed
Sick, but working out and logging again.

L3 D2 just over 5 minutes, but not my best form. I need to work on starting all pull ups from the static position and pushups nose to the ground.

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:28 pm
by mrRed
Level 3, Day 1, personal best of 20. I had to use kipping (proper use of the word?) from round 13 on, and i barely managed to get my chin above on the last two pullups, finishing round 20 at minute 18:30. I felt really close to failure, so I decided to call it a day.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:20 pm
by mrRed
Level 3, Day 2, feeling weak.

I didn't have nearly enough to eat today (600 cals when lunch was over), had a grape fruit and half a glass of juice when I got home, but that didn't do it.

Even though, topped last week's day 2 by 2 seconds at 5:02. Feeling like another week and I could break up into level 4. Was hoping I'd hit it this week, but it wasn't to be.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:03 pm
by mrRed
Felt weak, but I guess I was motoring today through D3 L3

16 chin ups (varied grip during, which I'm not sure is cheating)
33 push ups
33 squats.


Anyway, did the chin ups, push ups and squats without breaks, so 16 chin ups in a row, with a few breaks, 33 push ups in a row, with a few short breaks and 33 squats through with only 1 break.

On to L4 net week afterall.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:28 pm
by Ruli
great stuff mrRed - congratulations on leveling up!!!
and no, to vary your pull-up grip is not cheating.

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:27 am
by cheapo
You are inspiring me!

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:28 pm
by mrRed
Thanks guys.

Today, after battling a nasty chest cold and really bad coughing fits since last Wednesday (Dr thinks its my Asthma showing itself in coughing rather than wheezing when I have a virus), I did 20 minutes of intervals on my rollers (bike trainer where the front wheel spins along with the back and you gotta balance yourself) and level 4 for 16 rounds.

I feel bad because I quit after round 16 with 4 minutes left, but my bad shoulder (chronic instability) starting feeling weird (not really bad pain, but just weak) and I decided to call it quits. My chin ups were getting really sloppy and I was falling from the top too hard, I had to put a knee down on my last push up so ...

Kinda sucks, but I did do 12 round of Turkish gets up last night which tired out the shoulder already, so I'm all in all feeling pretty good about my progress.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:30 pm
by mrRed
And cheapo, thanks. You're pretty much the reasons I started doing simplefit, so thanks for that.