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Postby anubis » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:21 am

Nice work!

With regard to "I'm going to get me something sturdy to stand on soon to practice negative pull-ups." You can always try jumping to the full pull-up position so you don't have to pull your weight up, and then slowly lower yourself. Just don't do too many negatives as it can be really hard on your elbows. Another option is to jump up to the full pull-up position and just hold yourself there as long as you can then let go.
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I may get there eventually...

Postby jennyfit » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:30 am

but I can't jump up that high. If I could is it safe to with a door gym pull up bar? doesn't seem like a good idea for what I'm using, but I am always open to suggestions. Thanks
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Postby jennyfit » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:50 pm

Feeling icky on wed and thurs so I postponed D3 till this morning. 3 body rows for each pullup and push ups on knees. Did not have to finish on the wall this time. 16 minutes
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Postby saling4 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:52 pm

Good job. Keep after it.
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sick sick blah

Postby jennyfit » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:10 am

Yeah apparently I didn't quite kick it. Whatever it is, it's respitory, or I would just push through. I getting winded and tired from just getting dressed, coughing, and sore throat so. As soon as I'm up and running again I'll check back in.
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Postby saling4 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:54 am

The tip is: If it is in your chest quit working out...If just a cough go for it. So it sounds like a good time to quit for a bit...Then get after it again.
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Back in the game!

Postby jennyfit » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:29 pm

That crap kicked my ass for over a week. But I started back up again today. L1 D1 17 rounds in 15 minutes. I gased out at that point. Not too disapointed considering I haven't done anything in several days and am still coughing a little. I think the medicine I was taking dried out my throat.
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Postby saling4 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:40 pm

Good job and welcome back to the madness.
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Postby saling4 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:40 pm

Oh yeah, I am stuck on L7 so I will be here for a bit.
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ok so I was mistaken

Postby jennyfit » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:29 pm

Yeah apparently I spoke and worked out too soon. I missed work LAST Monday due to illness. Thought I was better went back in on Tuesday and I think on Wednesday I jumped back into the wod. By Friday I was coughing up a storm and short of breath. I went straight to the Dr, and found out I had a fever, bronchitis, but thankfully not the flu. Since Friday I've had a high fever, coughing, chills, aches and pains all over, but I think i'm out of the woods. I will not be returning to work until I am truly 100%, and then I'll probably give a couple more days before jumping into the wod again.
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Postby saling4 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:42 pm

Now that is a good plan. Once a cold or flu or whatever gets into your chest stop working out altogether.
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Postby skullies » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:15 am

RE-pullup progress
hey jenny, new to the forums, (followed a few friends over here) and saw your post about the pullup progress.
My wife used a chair to get her first full on pullups, we have the same setup with a door gym type bar.

just throw the chair (just like a normal dining room table chair) under you, a little forward and use that as support with one leg to do pullups, like a weight assist.

she would stand on the chair, lift herself up to the top of the pullup and do timed holds, then timed negative pullups, and you always have the chair under you to step down on.

hope that helps, good luck with your progress!
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back again, again

Postby jennyfit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:07 pm

Ok so I was sick during the month of october pretty much. I'm back.
D1 L1 13 rounds in 20mins. Slowed way down in the last ten. Pushups on knees and body rows for pullups.
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Postby saling4 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:19 pm

I slow down toward the end as well, so don't worry. Just glad to see you back at it.
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Postby jennyfit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:56 pm

Glad to be back at it thanks!
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