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MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:07 am

Hello all,

Here are the stats: 43 y.o. male, 6'1", about 225.

L1D1: 15 sets

It was a very easy workout because I did it very slooowwwly and I was working out with MonkeyKid (14 y.o.). I am not disappointed though because I actually did something and I know that I will do better in the future. All of the pull-ups were negatives; I look forward to one day cranking out actual, real-life pull-ups.

Have a great day.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby cheapo » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:07 am

Welcome aboard!
Best of luck with the program!
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:46 am

L1D2 Did the workout. Didn't worry about time as I went through it pretty quickly. Added a set of tire deadlifts and crunches to each set because I have some back problems and am hoping to get some core stabilization.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:49 pm

Thanks for the welcome cheapo.

L1D3: Well the good news is that I have stuck to it through one week. Since I had to do negatives (30 of them), it took quite a bit of time. Pushups were okay and squats were easy. On to next week.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:28 am

Week 2
L1D1: 27 sets
Did negatives on the pullups (3 for 1). I wanted to quit at 20, but persevered and almost doubled last week's D1
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:40 pm

Week 2: L1D2

Did 3 sets and then my pull-up bar broke. No injuries. Finished up the other sets of push-ups and squats.
I was planning on getting a new pull-up bar anyway as this one was in the doorway and thus did not let me get a wide grip and caused me to bang my elbows.
It looks like the kitchen table is sturdy enough for bodyrows until I get a new bar. I don't know how the monkey kids got food under the table but I am going to have to clean that up.

Happy day.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby Jonathan22 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:48 pm

Glad there was not injuries on the pullup bar breaking.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:26 pm

Thanks. The good news is that I can now exercise in the house and it is a bit warmer than the garage. Plus, I am finding body rows to be good exercise.

Week2: L1D3 (Saturday)
Used the table for body rows.

I know my progress is not all that interesting but I will keep posting here as it gives me some measure of accountability. I have done two whole weeks without missing a day. I think that is a personal record (really good at starting, not so good at following through).
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:50 am

Week 3
L1D1: The problem about using the table for body rows is that it is hard to clamber under it out out of it quickly for this day. I think that for next week I will do a bunch of rows, flip over to do pullups and go back and forth. Then I'll do a bunch of squats. I think that keeps it in the spirit of the day (lots of sets with no time in between).
L1D2: Did 4 of 5 sets as I ran out of time.
L1D3: Didn't keep time but did all of it.

On Saturday I had a good demonstration of functional strength as I needed to move a "bale" of wood that probably weighed 300 pounds or so. I moved it, but it was a little humbling. On the plus side I have already seen progress in my posture and my back does not hurt as much as it used to.

Onwards and upwards.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:00 am

Week 4
Cold side-lined me so I guess this is/was a rest week.

[week of Jan 30 - Feb 5]
Last edited by MonkeyBoy on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: MonkeyBoy's Log

Postby MonkeyBoy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:02 am

Week 5
W1D1: 20 sets. Using the table for body rows does not work very well, but did twenty sets of rows and push-ups and then did 60 squats.
W1D2: Done. Did clapping pushups for a little more variety
W1D3: did not do. :(

[week of Feb 6-12]
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Week 6

Postby MonkeyBoy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:27 pm

L1D1: did not do
L1D2: Finally, I have a pull-up bar again!!. Did the normal amount, subbing 3 negatives for 1 actuBreakfast and al pull-up
L1D3: Did this as fast as I could, but did not worry about the time as I can't advance until I master pull-ups. Did some dumbbell snatches afterwards for more fun.

I have also modified my diet somewhat:
Cut back on caffiene
Breakfast and lunch are based on the simplefit diet. Dinner is as best I can (sometimes I make diner, but it is usually safer if my wife does), trying not to take in too many quick carbs.

Hoping to work off some of that excess stored energy.
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