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Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:30 am
by Pilgrim1312
This is my second week of level 5. I was able to make pretty good improvements over last week. I would say that can be largely attributed to learning how to kip. Right now I am thinking of kipping pullups on day 1 and 3, doing dead hang pullups on day 2.

Last week looked like this...
D1 18 rounds
D2 15:30
D3 8:30

This week was...
D1 21 rds
D2 12:31
D3 7:14

The pushups on day three are what really did me in. Im sure patience and persistence will prevail, right?

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:24 am
by Pilgrim1312
Does anyone else on this site use kettlebells on days off? If so, how does it affect the bodyweight training days? I end up injured every time I start running ( Ive had cortisone shots into my feet, therapy for knees, etc...). It is 12 degrees farenheit outside so my bike is idle. KBs seem to really boost aerobic capacity for me, any thougts?

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:08 am
by KTG
I think KB's are great. But the really interesting question is what are the best complementary exercises for Simplefit in general? Some heavy Cardio is an obvious direction. But since Simplefit works all the major muscle groups, and these need rest in between I'm very curious about other ideas for the in between work.

Mainly, my current approach is more pull-ups on D1, more push-ups on D3, and some core work in between.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:55 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 7 completed. Still progressing through level 5, slow and steady.

D1, 23 rounds.
D2 10:32
D3 6:55

On the days between 1,2 and 3 I did 8 and 12 minute kb swing workouts. I dont know if this helped or hurt the cause. I am sure that the Christmas eating plan helped increase the resistance by adding some pounds. Cant wait to get back to normal.

KTG, what cardio have you found helpful?

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:54 am
by KTG
Mainly running for my cardio. But that is less about being helpful than that I just enjoy running. Biking is great too, but I'm not that enthused about the places to bike around where I live now. Obviously that is a lot better for the knees and feet. If you have the right place to do it, serious inline speed skating is a terrific workout, a lot of fun, and great on the joints.

Those are more great level 5 times.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:10 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Week 8, level 5

D1. 23
D2. 10:22
D3. 5:27

I didnt see a ton of improvement d1 and d2. I felt really good about getting down to 5:27 for day 3. I think in two weeks I can nail it and start hacking at level 6. Off days I did hiking/walking on hills. If I paid better attention to diet, I'm sure ths would all move along more smoothly. I am 40, 5'10". The weight fluctates from 185-192.

KTG, I forgot about skating, used to play roller hocker w/ my sons. Dont know why we stopped, guess I need to dust off the gear...

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:09 pm
by Pilgrim1312
Injured myself in the middle of my workout week. Took a whole week off, now I'm going to use this time to back off a few levels. Week nine started like this

Level 5,
D1, 24 rounds. I might be able to get 25 rounds when I work back up to level 5.
D2, 10 min.,10 sec. Steady improvement, I'll shoot for breaking the 10 minute mark.

I then did some damage to various body parts, not workout related. I skipped a week and tried level 3. Did day 2, 6:30. Thinking about one more week of L3, then going back through four before tackling L5 again.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:49 am
by KTG
That looks like a good plan. Staying injury free is a key to steady progress. Better to slow it down a little and make sure form is spot on (though I know, too, the temptation to really push for those time improvements).

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:31 am
by Pilgrim1312
Level, 5 week 10

D1. 21 rounds
D2. 14:16
D3. 7:32

Doing C25k as well, forgot how much I enjoy getting out and running. Pain free and enjoying the workouts. People are again asking me if I have lost weight. As a forty year old, I always like that.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:06 am
by KTG
Great job! Are you including the rest intervals in your D2 times?

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:03 pm
by Pilgrim1312
On day 2, the time just runs. I have not been tracking the rest periods.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:33 am
by KTG
Good enough. that explains the longer times. I stop the clock for 2 minute rests between rounds. Some others don't even use the clock at all on D2.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:41 am
by Pilgrim1312
Okay, I have re-read the directions and see that my approach to day 2 is not what the program prescribes. I will try it with the untimed rest periods next week.

I like the day 2 workout and have been challenging my teenage son with it three times a week. I think if I told him to do day 1 for twenty minutes it would be harder to get him hooked on exercising.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:48 am
by Pilgrim1312
Week 11, level 5.

Day 1, 22 rounds
Day 2, 12:00, but this is just letting the clock run the whole time. I will get with the program for week 12.
Day 3, 5:37 seconds.

I took my sons skiing on Sunday. Felt like I could have kept going for hours. In years past the legs would have given out. The C25K program is a good one, but I think I was never meant to be a runner. My left toe and knee are inisting that some other aerobic activity be pursued.

Re: Pilgrim1312 log

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:37 am
by KTG
Great times! I'm also finding D2 the most enjoyable. D1 is a bit of a grind, and D3 is the hard sprint.