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DoctorNick's Log!!

Post by LoriGlen » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:33 am

I think I overdid myself. Here's my training log:

Rounds for 20 minutes:
3 Body Rows
3 Pushups
3 Squats

3 rounds of 7 flights of stairs

What I was going for with the SimpleFit workout was to get my body moving again. I don't think I was doing any parts of the workout correctly. I'm not 100 percent sure about the form for each maneuver so it was hard for me. Also by the end of the set I could barely push myself up any. I think next time I'll do 2 pushups.

I decided to run up and down my dorm's stairs because after the 20 minutes, I could feel my heart beating but I did not feel sweaty enough or like I worked out enough. I guess I simply didn't know when to stop.

So I walked to the bottom floor and jogged/ran up the stairs...every flight I alternated hitting each step individually and skipping a step.

Now I feel really dizzy and REALLY sweaty. I think the dizziness was because I was trying to breathe through my mouth like I was taught to do when I did track in elementary school...and I don't think the sweatiness needs explanation.

Overall, I feel good, but damn exhausted. [/quote][/list]
Last edited by LoriGlen on Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: DoctorNick's Log!!

Post by Jonathan22 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:11 pm

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Re: DoctorNick's Log!!

Post by cheapo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:51 pm

The standard substitution for 1 pull-up is 3 body-rows, so the workout you did is Day 1, Level 1, but with an extra push-up...and you ran out of gas on the push-ups. So, yes, going down to 2 push-ups is a good idea.

You say you weren't sweaty, but don't say how many rounds you managed, so it is hard to evaluate how hard you were working. I'll just say that you should be hot and sweaty after Day 1. If you're not, work harder.

That said, you're just starting out, so I would say that just going through the motions and getting a feel for the program without making yourself incredibly sore (which is what usually happens after a beginner's first SF workout) is not a bad way to start.

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