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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:06 pm
if your form is 100%, i.e. you are doing the exercises perfectly correct(and i'm by no way suggesting you are cheating), i'd say you can lvl up to L5. it is pointless doing 40 rounds on D1, you'd get no, or minimal, exercise.
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:22 am
40 rounds? again? Wow!
You should be comfortably below 5 on D3 (again) so it may be worth trying L5 as Ruli suggests.
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:44 am
Thanks guys. I just did L4 D3 in 3:41:55. So I guess I will start L5 on Monday. I like to keep the Mon/Wed/Fri thing so that I don't combine it with my runs. Do you see a benefit in me doing L5 D3 this Friday just to see what happens?
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:56 am
Personally, I'd say yes as I suspect you'll be just under 5mins.
My understanding is D3 is the gauge by which you work out whether to move up a level, so I don't see much point in doing D1 & D2 if you think you should be on a higher level.
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:17 am
Then L5 D3 tomorrow it is and I will see what I see. If I get to that one under 5 minutes I will start L6 on Monday.
Suli, Thanks for the concern about form. I am pretty sure that I am doing it right even though I would not bet a lot of money on it since I am not viewing from the outside. I do know that I sometimes do my pullups with my knees tucked into my belly. I know that isn't a strict pullup and more like a partial L. I am going to try (after Friday's test) to start doing the pullups with my thumb not wrapped around the bar and see what happens.
Thanks again gentlemen. I like to kind of know where I am.
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:11 pm
L5 D3, I did this in 4:01. I did the last pullup twice since it wasn't pretty. Pushups and squats weren't to bad but I don't think I could have done too many more pull ups. So what say ya'll L6 D1 on Monday?
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:03 am
I agree, looks like L6 is the right place for you (for now).
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:14 am
Alright, Finally have a starting point. Thanks Don and Ruli for your help here. I will know Friday if I am in the right place (I think I am). I will post D1 this afternoon.
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:28 pm
L6 D1 is over and I did 26 rounds in 20 min.
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:36 pm
that's looks more realistic!!!
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:07 am
Ruli wrote:that's looks more realistic!!!
For him maybe! L6 is light years away as far as I'm concerned.
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:49 am
Thank the heavens I have found my place....finally. You two have been great in getting me straightened out here and I do appreciate it.
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:24 pm
L6D2 5 rounds in 8:03:56. By round 4 it was getting a bit tough for sure...
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:05 am
I wouldn't worry about your time on D2. Just concentrate on getting the form 100%, you'll get more out of it that way.
Glad to see you've found your level. Enjoy it.
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:04 am
Thanks DonQ, I can guarantee that I was not enjoying it during that 8 min's.