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Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:07 am
by Rosencrantz1
W5 L6 D3 - 4:33, a :40 improvement over last time at this level/day. I will say that my form on the pull-ups was not stellar, especially near the end. I did do a solid set of 15 straight through to start, though, which felt pretty good. Push-up and squat form was pretty good throughout.

I'm moving on to level 7 next week, but definitely feel like I need to keep dialing in my form on the pull-ups.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:43 am
by KTG
Terrific! That's a real inspiration! I expect I have several more months of work at L6, so I hope to see you pushing on to L8 by the time I get to L7.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:49 pm
by Rosencrantz1
Thanks, KTG. I have no idea how long L7 will take me. It doesn't SOUND like a lot more over L6, but I am pretty sure it will FEEL like a lot more. A lot more.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:55 am
by Rosencrantz1
W1 L7 D1 - 24 rounds. I switched it up and used a neutral grip on the pull-ups (palms facing each other, about shoulder width apart). Definitely struggling with 4th rep on the later sets. Also, I didn't feel like I was able to push myself to my max today - a little tired, etc. - so I'm hoping to add a few more rounds next week to this day.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:05 am
by Rosencrantz1
W1 L7 D3 - 8:14. For some reason, I was really struggling with the pull-ups today. I also didn't do a D2 this week, due to my schedule.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:27 am
by KTG
That's a great start on L7! Already faster than my L6D3!

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:51 am
by Rosencrantz1
Thanks, KTG. I think I'll improve a bit next week, but then I foresee a while at L7!

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:38 am
by Rosencrantz1
W2 L7 D1 - 26 rounds. Was actually a little draggy today - didn't get as much sleep last night as I had hoped. Still, a two-round improvement over last week, so that's good. Trying to do slightly closer-based push-ups for D1 now - hands directly under shoulders, with elbows bend back along sides.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:42 am
by Rosencrantz1
W2 L7 D2 - 8:41. Still doing chins/diamond pushups for this day. Strict 3-min rests between sets.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:42 am
by Rosencrantz1
W2 L7 D3 - 7:26. Knocked :48 off my time from D3 last week. Still felt like pull-ups weren't going all that well. I would love to be able to do them in fewer sets of more reps, but I pretty quickly drop to 2-3 pull-ups per set after my first set or two. (shrug)

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:45 am
by Rosencrantz1
W3 L7 D1 - 27 rounds, one round improvement over last week. Much better form all the way around today. Still, I feel myself hitting the wall a bit with this. I think in some ways, it's tougher mentally than physically. I find it hard to push the button on the timer and get started, knowing it's going to be such a challenging 20 minutes. I might be getting to the point where I take an extended break from SimpleFit and try something else for a while - I'm considering Convict Conditioning.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:45 am
by Reed913
Since you may considering doing something different than SF here's something to look at:

http://www.hotshotfitness.com/hotshotworkout.html

You may have seen this already, but my brother in law is a police officer and he has been working on this program on and off and he likes it. Although it doesn't provide the conditioning that SF does in my opinion.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:12 am
by Rosencrantz1
Interesting, Reed; thanks for the link!

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:11 am
by Rosencrantz1
W3 L7 D2 - 7:48. That's a :53 improvement over this day last week.

Re: Rosencrantz1's log

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:23 pm
by Rosencrantz1
W3 L7 D3 - 6:48. That's a 38 second improvement over last week, and almost a minute and a half improvement over my first week at level 7.

I'm tired, though - I will likely drop it back next week to L3 or L4 as a recovery week.