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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:48 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 12, level 5

D1. 24
D2. 9:04
D3. 5:20

The day three workout was irksome, I got confused in the middle and did 56 pushups. The pushups were done in three sets of 7, then a 3 and 2.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:06 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 13. Level 5

D1. 25 rounds
D2. 8:36
D3. 5:11

The d3 pushups really bogged down around #30. I will invest more time in them after d3's timed portion. I did the pull ups 7,7,7,5. Next week I will try 9,9,8 to see if that works. Even if I made the magic 5 minute mark, my pushup endurance is pretty abysmal.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:41 am
by KTG
Fantastic! I'm about the same place on D1, but have a lot further to go on D3. Clearly your pull-ups are much stronger and you must be doing a great job on keeping the pull-up breaks very short on D3.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:35 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 14, level 5.

Day 1. 26 rounds
Day 2. 7:52
Day 3. 4:55

At the end of day 3's workout I was completely spent. My arms and legs were like rubber, lungs were screaming and I lay down on the gym floor helpless as an infant for a few minutes. Now that level 5 is managed, I am going to spend a week on level 3, then begin a systematic assault on level 6.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:14 am
by KTG
Congratulations. That's a very impressive job. I look forward to watching your progress on Level 6.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:02 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Thanks for the kind words, KTG. Level three was a very laid back time.

D1. 21 rounds
D2. Not really timed, but around ten minutes.
D3. 3:45. I only know this because I finished before a four minute song I started with my workout ended. I spent the first half of the day skiing with my three sons, so the legs didn't need too much to feel taxed.

I spent the days off walking 2-3 miles each day.

I will be on level 6 starting Tuesday. I expect to take some time with it.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:24 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 16. Level 6

D1. 19 rounds. I was feeling my way through this, finding my pace. This one shouldn't be too hard to make progress on.
D2. 11:03. Tough. This day was a challenge. Interesting how the incremental increase really adds up, especially rounds four and five.
D3. 9:11.

Slow and steady, right?

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:27 am
by KTG
Great start on Level 6! It's steady, but I wouldn't call it slow.

I'm surprised D2 was so much harder. My dread is for the big jump on D3. Hopefully I'll get to L6 sometime here and will provide another data point.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:12 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 17, level 6

D1. 19 rounds again. There were logistical issues for this day. I worked out at my employers gym during a very busy time and had to share the pullup bar. I used the extra rest, but could have pushed it and broken 20 rounds.

D2. 11:45. I deliberately slowed down the reps a little, worked on form. Did strict dead head pullups as a counterpoint to the kipping on days one and two.

D3. 8:48. The pushups are still holding me way back. Well, the whole workout is tough but I really need to work on the pushups.

Very happy with this week.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:36 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 18, level 6

D1. 21 rounds.
D2. 11:38
D3. 8:38

Small improvements each day over last week. I would have probably done even better if I had better control of my diet.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:51 am
by KTG
Those look like solid improvements. Nice job!

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:46 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 19, level 6

D1. 22
D2. 10:32
D3. 8:20

I am recommending this site to people. Very happy with being injury-free while making steady gains.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:03 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 20, level 6.

D1. 24 rounds
D2. 10:12
D3. 7:40

This is the longest I have stuck with the same program ever.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:15 am
by KTG
That's great! And I am still awed by the speed with which you are improving.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:38 am
by Pilgrim1312
April 10 I crashed while skiing. My knee hurt worse than anything ever has hurt as long as I can remember. I took the rest of April and first week of May off from SF. I am now back in the groove, although I have lost a good deal of my momentum. I did an easy week on L4 and am now jumping back into L6.

D1. 19 rounds with 20 seconds left to spare.
D2. 14:02
D3. 9:49

I made myself some rings out of pipes, 90 degree elbows, and two tow straps. The pull ups/kips are very different than on my bar. I am also letting my 13 year old accompany me in this, he was a gymnast for years and still has some of the remarkable strength those athletes develop.