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Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:43 am
by KTG
Sounds like a great plan. I'm also focused on trying to be sure that form stays clean. I expect to be on L5 for a good while. L4 took me 16 weeks. So, I'll be pleased if I can get through L5 in 20. That puts me leveling up in April or so.

Really, though, the number one thing, as you say above, is just keeping at it. If I can get a year or two of consistent motivation out of the simplefit routine, that will be a great thing. I like the push of trying to constantly improve. But, in terms of the big life goals, I would be quite content if I could maintain an L5 level of fitness for the next 20 years or so.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:38 pm
by tmech
Week Ending 1/1/12:

26/12 l5d1 14, negs past 10.
29/12 l5d2 7:55
31/12 l5d3 11:26

This week was HARD. I really didn't feel like hurting myself ahead of MASSIVE PARTY NIGHT so I took it pretty easy on D3, and will have to settle for a slide back. Am writing this on the 9th and haven't done anything since the 1st so I'm looking at a hard few weeks of getting back on top of L5!

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:02 pm
by tmech
Week Ending 15/1/12:

I guess I accidentally had a week off!!

l5d1 - 16 rounds (+0, equal record), no negs, didn't feel as awfully ruined as usual after and was mad at myself for not hurrying up in the last few minutes and setting a new record. Will Try Harder Next Time.
l5d2 - 7:10 (-0:45, new record)
l5d3 - 12:58 (+1:32, +minutes on cheaty record)

So my D3 time was way longer but I blame my new workout space. I've found a much nicer park to work out at, with the added benefit the overhead bar is just a touch out of my comfortable reach. So I have to do every chin-up properly and I can't get slack and start cheating my way through it with a little bounce. And I drop to full arm/chest extension, not just till my feet hit the ground.

The extra work on the chinups really extended my rest times, I spent more time standing around waiting for my arms to be ready to go again than I did working out.

I'm pretty sore today as well, which shows me how much I've been cheating! So this will be my official "challenge" location for some time to come I think.

I think the sets were:
chins: 5,3,3,3,2,1,1.....
pushups: 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,3,3,2,3
squats: 31,20

I'm going to look into extending the sets significantly in coming weeks, it's the only way I will get fast enough!

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:16 am
by KTG
Nice job this week.

I do get a little jump benefit on the first pull-up, which means increasing the reps per set gets much harder.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:33 pm
by tmech
I've been keeping up the SF (kinda) but slacking on the write-ups .. so here we go ..

A week:
17/1/12 l5d1 12

The following week:
24/1/12 l4d1 21 rounds (-2)
27/1/12 l4d2 untimed
29/1/12 l4d3 7 flat - bad bars, hoops

1/2/12 22 x l4d1, 22

A real week:
6/2/12 l4d1 22 rounds
9/2/12 l4d2 4:31
11/2/12 l4d3 - 7:13

Work has been annoying and running late for weeks, so I started off the year all blissed out from holidays and not SFing properly, then stressed, then holidaying again ... back on it now.

I found that up on L5 I wasn't making progress and I was HATING every single time out. So I've dropped back to level 4 till I can easily smash it (god knows how I ever passed it properly?), and I'm back to not resenting SF again. So I'll stick it out on L4 until I can really easily pass it. It does still make me sore in new places each week, so I am certain I'm bringing muscle groups up to speed. No need to smash them with L5 just yet.

My goal for the year is actually only to be working on L6, so six months working through L4 won't bother me.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:25 pm
by tmech
14/2/12 l4d1 23
18/2/12 l4d3 6:26

Inconsistent much?

At least that D3 time is dropping again, finally!

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:57 am
by KTG
That's a great improvement on D3. Great work!

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:18 pm
by tmech
Thanks KTG - I am being silly and inconsistent due to work and parties. Oh well.

A week:
21/2/12 L4d1 25
23/2/12 l4d2 untimed

Another week:
29/2/12 l4d1 22 (easier place),
- plus did 3 negs on chins and pulls at the end, very, very, very, slowly. I knew I'd slacked off during the 20 minutes and my arms weren't appropriately smashed.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:20 am
by tmech
Been back at it!

L2d1- 18 (subs on pulls after12)


(Well, injuries and parties and laziness and winter)

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:33 am
by KTG
Welcome back! Alas, muscle does seem to go away faster than it arrives. Hopefully this experience will help you keep at it more consistently from here forward. It's hard. Motivation and consistency are key.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:48 pm
by barefootkilt
Yep, you did a work out, you logged it, we see that you are back at it, now do another one. Won't be long before you have a bunch strung together and your muscles will remember what to do.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:55 pm
by tmech
Thanks for the support :)

Last week:
L2D1 - 18 rounds (pullup subs from 15 - used negatives x 3)
L2D2 - 6:50

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:06 am
by tmech
OK. Week over.

L2d1 - 23 rounds. No subs. Attacked in sets of two (1/3/4 x 2, rest, go again).
L2d2 - 4:28, no subs.
L2d3 - 3:53. No subs, appalling form on last pull but was racing so threw in a quick negative to make up for it and kept moving. Pulls in sets of three, pushes in sets of five, squats straight.

Level up! Suspect I'll be on L3 a while longer.

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:19 pm
by tmech
L3D1 17, subs 13+ for pulls
L3D2 3:53
ran out of week for D3

L3D1 21, subs from 18
L3D2 4:57
L3D3 4:55

l4d1 21 rounds, no subs.

Form in general improving a lot, no subs again which is nice -- pushups are hard again on L4D1, which is nice.

Onward and upward!

( travelling for the next two weeks, expecting little progress )

Re: tmech's log

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:56 am
by yahel
Nice ! :D Glad I am not the only one here @ lv 3-4
As I can see u did level 3 in less than 5 minutes, although u had 2 reps less than me @ D1 :x
Any tricks :mrgreen: