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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:10 am

L5 D1 - 26 rounds. I started out a bit fast. By the 10 min. mark, I had 13 rounds and completely gassed. Got to learn to pace myself out of the block.

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Post by Neilfenstein » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:45 pm

I work out how many rounds I want to acheive I then calculate the 20 mins divided by the number of reps to work out time for each rep i.e. 20 reps in 20 mins = 1 minute a rep. I then use a stopwatch repeat timer to beep for each rep. Usually this forces you to rest after each round and helps you go for the full 20 minutes. If you aim for 1 or 2 more than last time it normally makes for a challenge and if you can't make all of the rounds you still match last weeks amount.

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by cheapo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:44 am

3rdwoozie wrote:L5 D1 - 26 rounds. I started out a bit fast. By the 10 min. mark, I had 13 rounds and completely gassed. Got to learn to pace myself out of the block.
You did 13 rounds in the first 10 minutes and the same amount in the final 10 minutes. What's the problem?

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:09 am

Sorry Cheapo, that was a typo. I did 16 rounds in the first ten. then 10 in the second half. Really struggled that second half.

But on to L5 D2 - 7:44. straight through without break. I'm still struggling with the pushups. My pullups are fine, squats are fast. But man, do those pushups hurt. I use the Wallyworld special "Perfect Pushup" devices. causes you to go deeper into the pushup. past your hands. I also do a three point stance too. But I guess if it hurts, it must be good. I'm starting to see progress. The last time I did this level, it was 9 min. something. So I do see improvement.

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Post by 3rdwoozie » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:44 am

L5 D3 - time 4:43 rocketed throught the pullups, then I partitioned the pushups since I was struggling with them. Did 10,10,10,5,5,5,6. Between each set, I would take about 3-5 breaths. Then rocketed through the squats. Much better results. Better than going through the pushups to exhaustion, then struggle to finish.

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:49 am

L6 D1 - 23 rounds. I had a bad day at work. Lots of stress. So I didn't feel like doing anything. But then wife said "just go out there and do it, just get it over with". So, having been married 31 years, I did what every good husband would do. Obey. I did a relaxed pace. Took it easy. Didn't push. Came out with 23 rounds. Still one better than the last time at this WO. So, learned that every WO doesn't have to be push, push, push. Some can be relaxed and paced.

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Post by 3rdwoozie » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:29 am

Level 6 Day 2, 10:43. Tough. worked straight through all 5 rounds without stopping.

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Post by 3rdwoozie » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:41 pm

L6 D3 - 6:49. It went down like this:

Pullups 20,7,5 - then:
Pushups: 10,10,10,7,8,6,5,5,3 Then:
Squats: 25, 25, 14

Partitioning them seems to help instead of straight through till exhaustion and then struggle to finish. These numbers are getting larger, and larger. and more intimidating. My pullup bar almost broke at the end. Will need repair before next WO.

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:54 am

L7 D1 - 20 rounds. felt pretty good till about the 15 min. area. then things slowed down. I think I'll repeat Level 7 again before I jump to L8. Overall, a good workout. It doesn't seem to be getting any easier.

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Post by cheapo » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:22 pm

Why are you on Level 7? You have not beaten Level 6.
(You can, of course, do what you like, but the program is designed around the idea that you move up a level when you can complete Day 3 (of your current level) in less than five minutes.)

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:44 am

Oh! Oops. I wasn't aware of that 5 min. rule. Okay, back to L6D1 tonight.

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Post by 3rdwoozie » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:52 pm

Did L6 D1 again. After a few days off. 25 rounds. 2 better than the last time I did this WO. Really dreaded the start. But felt a great deal of satisfaction after I did the WO. It's time for me to really begin my focus on the WO's for I have a lot of hikes, climbs, and backpacking trips coming up in the summer. I'll probably mix in some crossfit each week.

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by cheapo » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:40 pm

3rdwoozie wrote:Really dreaded the start. But felt a great deal of satisfaction after I did the WO.
This is normal!
Unfortunately.

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:16 am

L6 D2. 8:55 Okay, now for day off until D3 test. This time I had wife help with the timing/scoring. It helped me mentaly with encouragement and she pointed out a couple of things about my form that was wrong. So it was good for me to get her involved.

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Re: 3rdwoozie's Log

Post by 3rdwoozie » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:22 pm

I've changed my routine a bit. This program alone wasn't giving me the weight loss I was looking for. In fact, I've been gaining weight slowly for the past few months. Ever since I stopped my Marathon training. So I've incorporated some distance and hill running. I'm going to mix in some more crossfit stuff too. Don't think I'll do marathons anymore, but try to get a balance of running and exercising.

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