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Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:21 am
by anubis
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.

I may get there eventually...

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:30 am
by jennyfit
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

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:50 pm
by jennyfit
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

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:52 pm
by saling4
Good job. Keep after it.

sick sick blah

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:10 am
by jennyfit
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.

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:54 am
by saling4
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.

Back in the game!

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:29 pm
by jennyfit
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.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:40 pm
by saling4
Oh yeah, I am stuck on L7 so I will be here for a bit.

ok so I was mistaken

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:29 pm
by jennyfit
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.

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:42 pm
by saling4
Now that is a good plan. Once a cold or flu or whatever gets into your chest stop working out altogether.

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:15 am
by skullies
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!

back again, again

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:07 pm
by jennyfit
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.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:19 pm
by saling4
I slow down toward the end as well, so don't worry. Just glad to see you back at it.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:56 pm
by jennyfit
Glad to be back at it thanks!