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Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:26 am
by Beware_the_Walm
7-17-12
Walked 90 mins

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:05 am
by Beware_the_Walm
7-18-12
20 mins elliptical sprint interval

I knew if I walked back home after this I would not finish my workout. So instead I did a modified version of my usual L1D1. First I played with the lat pull down machine to see how heavy I could go. Also before all of this I cleaned house for about 3 hours. Anyway this is what I did.

1 Rep lat pulldown at 150
1 rep at 140
2 reps at 130
3 reps at 120
3 reps at 110
4 reps at 100

AMRAP 20 mins did 13 rounds

1st round:
3 lat pulldown at 80 lbs too easy
6 wall pushups
3 squats

2nd round:
3 lat pulldown at 90 lbs still too easy, weird what just 10 pounds will do.
6 wall pushups
3 squats

rounds 3-13:

3 lat pulldowns at 100 lbs
6 wall push ups
3 squats

I know it's not the neatest workouts, but at least I didn't go home and say "that interval was plenty. I'm done!" I would have if I had I left the gym.

7-19-12

2 hour walk watched Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story. Very good. If you like Eddie Izzard.

Tomorrow is Judgement, and next week I will start doing knee push ups instead of wall push ups. I will be doing a 1-1 for knees for the first week and see how that goes. I should be able to do 3-1 the following week. Slow and steady wins the race especially with upper body work for me. I will still be doing 3 kettle bell rows for every 1 pull up. That's not going to change until it's easy, and that will not be for a long while.

Really wish I had access to a bar and rings or something similar seems(ah alliteration) like a better substitution. I REALLY REALLY want to do pull-ups someday.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:54 pm
by Beware_the_Walm
Tomorrow may be a rest day. I am mighty sore.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:54 am
by KTG
Good work! Slow but steady is key. You'll get there. But you do need the bar to start working on negatives.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:10 am
by Beware_the_Walm
7-20-12
L1D3
Today was freaking amazing!
30 Kb rows @35lbs in 3 sets of 10
63 wall pushups in 1 set
21 squats in 1 set and those were almost easy
Time- 8:34

7-21-12
Rest
7-22-12
rest

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:07 am
by Beware_the_Walm
KTG wrote:Good work! Slow but steady is key. You'll get there. But you do need the bar to start working on negatives.


I'm not that worried about this right now as there is no way in hell at 251 lbs I'll be able to work my way up to a pull up.

I did find one on amazon that allowed you to move the bars position in order to do body rows. I really liked the look of it, but I'm very apprehensive about installing something like that in my apartment. I would wonder and stress about the bar or my door frame giving out.

Maybe that's just because I'm a girl and I don't know the first thing about how to do it and I don't trust my ability to install it correctly.

Another reason connected to my first sentence why I haven't even thought too much about it is because I am unlikely to see much progress until I'm down below 200 and probably not until I'm much closer to my goal weight, and progress is what keeps me excited about this.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:20 am
by dolem
I have one of the bars that you install in a door (Iron Gym). It's really easy to install, you basically slide a tab into the trim and then pop the bar on. It doesn't stress the door frame, and as long as you have it centered correctly it will support your weight just fine if you want to do negatives.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:22 am
by Beware_the_Walm
7-23-12
L1D1
3 kettle bell rows @ 35#
6 incline pushups - kitchen counter
3 body weight squats

Amrap 20 mins
18 rounds

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:29 am
by Beware_the_Walm
dolem wrote:I have one of the bars that you install in a door (Iron Gym). It's really easy to install, you basically slide a tab into the trim and then pop the bar on. It doesn't stress the door frame, and as long as you have it centered correctly it will support your weight just fine if you want to do negatives.


If I do negative how many do I do? 3 for each one or just the 1 for 1?

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:56 am
by dolem
I'm not sure- it's probably up to you. If you did 3:1 it would take you a lot of time. The thing about negatives is I think you want to drop down as slowly as possible, so they will take time to do right.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:15 am
by Beware_the_Walm
Ok thanks! I'm learning and appreciate the advice.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:15 pm
by yahel
dolem wrote:I'm not sure- it's probably up to you. If you did 3:1 it would take you a lot of time. The thing about negatives is I think you want to drop down as slowly as possible, so they will take time to do right.

+1 on this :)

But 3:1 is a great idea. Ignore your simplefit times for 1-2 weeks until u are ready for real pull-ups.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:10 pm
by Beware_the_Walm
7-24-12
rest

I'm all out of wack today.

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:25 am
by Beware_the_Walm
7-25-12
2 hour walk

Re: Beware_the_Walm's Workout Log

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:19 am
by Beware_the_Walm
I sucked at life this past week, and have no excuses. This week will be better.