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Marine Boy's Log

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:43 am
by Marine Boy
New to this bb. Hope to learn a lot from you all :)

Mon 9/13: Beginning Level (L1). Day 1: Number of Rounds completed: 5 (whew!)

Re: Marine Boy's Log

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:48 am
by Ruli
welcome to SF marine boy!

don'y worry, just hang in there, things will improve - trust me!!!

Question on Timing Exercises

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:46 am
by Marine Boy
Thanks for the encouraging words, Ruli.

Had a question for you or anyone else out there: for L1, R2 exercises, what is the best way to track your time. Does everyone use a stopwatch? And you're not supposed to count the rest time in between exercises, correct?

Best,
Marine Boy

Re: Marine Boy's Log

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:31 am
by Max
What I do for day 2 is this:

Check my start time.
Time the 3 mins between sets w/ a stop watch.
Check my end time.
Subtract 12 (total rest) from the total time. That gives me an idea of how long the 5 sets took.

Some people like to time each set to see if they slow down or not. I'm more interested in a high level view, not so detailed.

Good luck!
Max

Re: Marine Boy's Log

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:10 pm
by Ruli
my method might be a bit too "cumbersome" for most, but it works for me.

here goes:

i do use a stop watch. i just feel without that piece of "technology" you can't practice SF to i's fullest.

at the start of round 1, i press start. at the end of the round i press stop. i record the time, "zero" the stop watch and press start again. at around about 2:30 of rest time i stop it again and "zero" it. i then get myself ready for round 2 and repeat the steps above, until i completed 5 rounds. i then add up all the time i used to do the rounds and that gives me my total time for D2.

two things i've figured out using this method - and both involves the fact that i do the timing myself:

1. i do not rest a full 3 mins between rounds. it's close, but not quite exact - cause i have to stop the stop watch at the end of the rest time, get ready for the next round and start it again. my timing is not always right.

2. because i do the timing myself, my first pull-up is always a second or two later than what i started the stop watch. therefor i always deduct a second from the "stopping" time, to compensate for the time lost between starting the stop watch and doing the actual first pull-up.

i hope the above makes sense and helps.

shout if you need more advice!

Re: Marine Boy's Log

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:38 pm
by Marine Boy
Thanks Max...Ruli...

Thanks for explaining both of your timing methods. Just to keep it simple for me as a beginner, I'll start off using Max's method for timing. As I get more advanced, I'll give Ruli's approach a try.

Best,
Marine Boy