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Postby volleyball_man » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:34 pm

Good work!
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Postby taifun » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:39 pm

That's good work fizzle.
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Postby fizzleboink » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:49 pm

L6D2 - 6:20

I was averaging 1:06 for the first 4 sets, but died on the push-ups for the 5th.

Doing it in under 5 minutes definitely seems possible.
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Postby fizzleboink » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:21 pm

L6D3 - 9:25

Another good improvement over last week. I find it funny that the pushups are now the hardest part of the workout, where they were the easiest before.

I did the first 25 reps straight through, but then I was only able to do them in sets of 5. The pullups are generally the reason why, my arms are destroyed by the time I'm done.
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Postby volleyball_man » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:26 pm

I am a few levels behind you and I am finding the pushups to be increasing in difficulty. Theory: upper body weight is increasing which increases the workload on pushups...
Maybe.

Have you done any GTG on pushups?
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Postby fizzleboink » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:45 pm

volleyball_man wrote:Have you done any GTG on pushups?


GTG?
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Postby volleyball_man » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:58 pm

GTG = Grease the Groove. Google it. There are a lot of references to it on the crossfit website as well.

I am doing GTG on pullups. Every day about every hour or so I do 2 pullups - as long as it's convenient. Can't really get away with it at work - yet :twisted:

I will eventually increase this number as my max reps on pullups - about 5 or 6 - goes up.

Do frequent small workouts. I actually did this intuitively with pushups about a year ago - every time I went downstairs in our house - I did 10 pushups.
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Postby fizzleboink » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:16 pm

Interesting. No I haven't really done that, but I'm considering it. This would interfere with my rest periods though, no?
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Postby Admin » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:44 pm

Just listen for signs of tendinitis.
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GTG Info

Postby taifun » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:27 pm

Grease the Groove for Strength
GTG and Ladders in Martial Arts Training - Just sub pushups or whatever for kicks and punches.

And a book: Naked Warrior has some decent info inbetween some fluff.
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Postby volleyball_man » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:01 am

I am staying WAY WAY WAY below failure at this early point.
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Postby Admin » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:28 am

For more in depth info on GTG google "neuro synaptic synaptic facilitation" I think that is the meet behaind Pavel's GTG.

Here is a good article
http://cbass.com/Synaptic.htm
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Postby fizzleboink » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:39 am

Thanks for the links and advice guys. I might give that a try with the pushups AND pullups.

But right now, I have a small stupid injury. I'm not sure what happened precisely, but it appears I pulled part of my thigh (top of the quadriceps just below the hip, center of the leg). Needless to say it is difficult to walk... hopefully it passes in a day or two.

It was very hot yesterday and I took a long walk. That's the only thing that I think may have caused it. It hit me as I was sitting down at my desk, which is very weird.
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Postby ucffool » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:54 pm

strange... give it a rest and light stretch, sure you'll be fine.
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Postby fizzleboink » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:59 pm

I have a feeling it is the tendon. The muscles are fine, I'm just having a hard time lifting the leg. Luckily I still CAN lift the leg, so I suppose I didn't tear it completely.
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