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Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:36 am
by Rosencrantz1
L4, D3 - 3:34

A pretty big jump from L3, D3 -- I definitely was feeling the pull-ups for this. Form was solid, but certainly not perfect throughout. Pushups were a bit harder too.

Ready for Level 5 next week, though.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:06 am
by Rosencrantz1
L5, D1 - 30 rounds.

About half-way through (10 min mark or so), my 3rd pull-up of each set started to get a little wonky. Not terrible, but definitely not as strict as the form on the first two of each set.

Still, I was glad to get through 30 rounds at this level.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:37 am
by Rosencrantz1
L5, D2 - 5:50

I'm eager/curious to see if L5 becomes my 'sticking point' and where I need to hang out for a bit. We'll see what L5, D3 brings.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:02 am
by KTG
Nah. You won't stick at L5 long. L6 or more likely L7 would be my bet. It's inspiring! (Although I hope that those still struggling at L2 will see that you started off at an already quite exceptional level of fitness)

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:21 am
by Rosencrantz1
Thanks, KTG! I'm glad you feel inspired! I've been a regular gym-goer for 20+ years, and in the last couple of years have made a lot of strides in "smartening up" my work outs. I'm working out less now - in terms of total hours per week - than I ever have, and yet I am in the best shape of my life, with the best body composition I've ever had. I attribute most of this to going full-on Primal in terms of my diet (and other lifestyle choices) about a year ago. Feel great!

And remember - the most important thing is that we are all challenging ourselves, whatever simple fit level or number of plates on the bar. I give a lot more credit to the person pushing themselves at an easier weight then to the big "advanced" lifter moving a lot of pounds with poor form, etc.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:49 am
by yahel
Looks like level 6 is your maximum atm. I thought u can make it to 8 :D

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:12 am
by Rosencrantz1
L5, D3 - 6:02

Looks like I'll be giving level 5 another go next week :-)

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:03 pm
by brmc72
Nice work! I bet you'll only need to stay on L5 for one more week...so close!

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:44 pm
by Rosencrantz1
Thanks, brmc -- we shall see, we shall see. My hope is to take a step forward on all my L5 times.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:21 am
by Rosencrantz1
W2 L5 D1 - 32 rounds.

Was a 2-round improvement over L5 D1 from last week, but my 3rd pull-up was still not as strict as I would have liked starting about 8 or 9 minutes in. (fully extended at the bottom, yes, but only got my forehead above the bar)

Still, I'd say a bit of progress.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:01 am
by Rosencrantz1
W2 L5 D2 - 5:05

That's a :45 improvement over my L5D2 from last week. Here's hoping I can kick it on D3 this week.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:46 am
by Rosencrantz1
W2 L5 D3 - 5:29

That's a 33-second improvement for me over D3 last week. Maybe next week will be the charm?

I'm definitely struggling with the last 6-7 pull-ups, doing them in sets of 2 or even just 1 at a time. I'm hoping to keep improving my form as I go.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:26 am
by Rosencrantz1
W3 L5 D1 - 34 rounds

Another 2-round improvement (4 more rounds than my first week at L5). Still not having great form on my 3rd pull-up after the first 7 or 8 minutes. In other words, pull-ups are all solid for the first 8 minutes, then the 3rd of each set starts to falter a bit.

Push-ups and squats were all VERY good this time through.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:40 am
by Rosencrantz1
W3 L5 D2 - 4:39 Another improvement. Had great form throughout.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:34 pm
by KTG
That's a great L5D2 time. Congratulations. I would expect you'll smash L5D3 pretty soon here!