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croyd's log

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:19 pm
by croyd
First day trying this, here's how it went:

Ran for 20 minutes

L1 D1- made it 10 reps, took me about 5 minutes (I knew there was no way I could do pull ups for 20 minutes). Stopped because there was no way I could do more pull ups. Not sure if I'm doing the squats right as they seemed very easy. I alternated which direction my hands were for my pull ups.

I'm 5' 9", ~155 pounds, and I've always had a bit of a round belly, and I'm going to try this workout and make an effort to improve my diet substantially to try and get some abs and upper body strength. I played soccer for a long time and ran cross country in highschool, and I'm not in terrible shape but I think I'm getting to the point where it's now or never (I'm 19). I'm not too insecure, but I want to see if I can do it. If anyone sees this and has some tips/advice, I'd love to hear it.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:16 pm
by Jonathan22
Great job so far.

Only thing I would add, just my opinion though, is to not stop early, even if you cannot do any more pullups. Try negatives if you can, or body rows, or even static hold for a few seconds. As long as you can keep moving forward, it will help.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:13 pm
by croyd
Thanks for the advice, I'll try that next time.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:14 pm
by croyd
Took two days off because I was super sore.

L1 D2- took 4:44, once again struggled with the pull-ups (as expected). Ran for about 30 minutes beforehand.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:32 pm
by croyd
L1 D3- 5:55

Also ran for 35 minutes beforehand.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:47 am
by Jonathan22
You are doing great.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:07 pm
by croyd
L1 D1- 13 rounds

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:26 pm
by croyd
L1 D2- 9:17, but they were all "real" pull-ups. Also did 8 400's beforehand.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:56 pm
by croyd
L1 D3- 3:55, ran for 40 minutes as well.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:46 pm
by croyd
So I took a week off due to the weather.

I think I'm going to start keeping track of my mileage here, too.

Ran for 35 minutes, went just over 4.5 miles

L1 D1- 21 sets. Very surprised with how much I've improved, I couldn't even do 10 real pull ups a couple of weeks ago (all 21 today were full pull ups). I think I'll try moving up to level 2 next week.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:33 pm
by croyd
so I ended up taking the rest of last week off on account of sickness.

today I did 8 400's, times were: 82, 84, 85, 88, 80, 80, 82, 76

L2 D1- 16 sets. arms were a bit tired from intervals

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:29 pm
by croyd
ran for 35 minutes, ended up going just over 4 miles.

L2 D2- 5:37

This is the first time I've done L2 knowing you're supposed to stop the clock and rest between sets.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:09 pm
by croyd
ran 4 800's. Times were 2:55, 3:05, 3:08, 2:49. First time I've done non-400m intervals in a long time, was a lot harder than I was expecting.

L2 D3- 5:42. Let me just say... ouch.

Re: croyd's log

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:24 pm
by croyd
ran for 20 minutes, ~2.5 miles

L2 D1- 22 reps