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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 5:58 am
by volleyball_man

First time on L1D2 with door gym - BIG difference! I think that doing a "real" pullup is possible in the future.

Did stationary bike for 10mins then stretched prior to WO

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:02 am
by volleyball_man

Concentrated on form. Pushups felt great - used a wide hand position to get more of the pecs. Definitely easier than using more of the triceps.

Still supporting my pullups on the up but - when possible - used my full weight on the negatives. Hopefully this will help me reach my short - term goal of ONE unassisted pullup!

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:41 am
by Admin
VB do you do body rows? They can be really helpfull in getting to a pull up.

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 1:57 am
by volleyball_man
I have not been lately. Do you recommend them in addition to the supported pullups? Or instead of?

I did them on one workout (before my back made me rest) and didn't think thay were as intense as the "pullups" I'm doing on the door gym. I'm all ears!

p.s. Wish I had seen the other pullup bar you linked to before I got the door gym. I need the wider grip. WWAAHHHHH!!!

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 6:47 am
by volleyball_man
Thought I'd post this - since I want to formally include cardio and any other supplementary work in my regime.

20m on stationary bike
5m stretch/plank routine

Nice sweat!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:50 am
by volleyball_man
5m warmup on bike

L1D1 20 rounds.

Guess what?

I did 1 pullup!!

I also cheated a LOT less - picking my feet up after I started up.

I worked the negatives as before - I'm wiped out. Feel great!!!!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:35 pm
by ucffool
Congratulations on the pull-up! I hope to get there in a few weeks!

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 12:53 pm
by volleyball_man


One pullup and lots of negatives.

Wiped out.

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 9:34 am
by volleyball_man


One full pullup - the rest assisted with negative.

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 2:26 pm
by volleyball_man

I took Sunday off, after 7 days of daily work. I came at it today with more focus. Got TWO PULLUPS! Did the rest as either body rows (relatively easy and counted 3 as one pullup) or assist up and no assist down (again 3 per). This is really the first time I've done the 3 per 1 on the pullup subs. Major difference in cardio and I feel like I have jumped a level. Maybe count the first few as level 0.5!! I am anxious to see if I get any new soreness from the body rows.

BTW I am doing planks at random times almost daily - watch TV = do some planks. I'm not counting them yet. But I notice a major difference in my stability on the pullup bar. I still want to try kipping. Unfortunatey I'll hit the floor with my knees on the door gym. Might build a pullup bar outside.

20 reps

Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:28 pm
by volleyball_man

Did the recommended 3:1 subs -body rows and negs.
Still got my 2 pullups!

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:00 am
by volleyball_man


Messed up on my stopwatch - so the time is a guess (I banged out the 21 pushups and squats in 1m30s)

Total time? 5m - used 3:1 and got three full pullups.

I must build an outside pullup bar - 10ft.

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:18 am
by Admin
Wow great progress!

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:33 am
by volleyball_man
Thanks Kevin!

I feel really good - lots of extra benefits.

Can hardly wait to get my goal of ten - in time tho'

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:03 am
by volleyball_man
Light week - active rest.

Went ahead with L1D1 but cut back to 10 minutes. Added inclined pushups for an easy load on my chest after the L1D1 rounds (didn't count the reps). I did FIVE PULLUPS!!!!!

Went for 10 rounds - didn't reach failure on the pullups but switched to body rows. I really want to do this right, so I am sticking to the light week this week.

Oh, did I mention that I DID FIVE PULLUPS?!?!?!?