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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:00 pm
by ucffool
Yeah, false on the pull-up. I can't get higher than the top of my head even with the bar... that last bit. Maybe I'll try putting jump/negatives into D2 to help with that section. *sigh*

L2:D2 - 8:16
L2:D3 - 6:26

I did got a bit faster this time, but without a single pull-up after 4 months, L3 is not an option if I get there time wise.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:26 pm
by ucffool
W19, L2:D1 - 27 rounds
+1 from last time. I think I need to make the bodyrows a bit harder/lower again... I'll work that out in 2 weeks (next week is a rest week).

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:54 pm
by coreman
My opinion is that I see much more progress out of the negatives than the body rows. The body rows are MUCH easier for me.

I seem to get more progress out of a combination of jumping pullups and negatives. This week, I'm trying out keeping my toes on the ground and pulling as much as I can myself.

Again, that's what works for me, just a suggestion.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:54 am
by Admin
I always try to mix stuff up keeps the body guessing and adapting

my 2 pennies

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:54 am
by Hosedragger
You'll get there, Andy. Don't forget to use a variety of grips too, my elbows prefer parallel.. or at least they did.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:45 pm
by Admin
Consider rings hosedragger that is the easiest on the elbows if you are having issues.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:57 pm
by ucffool
W19,L2:D2 - 10:26
I tried to do negatives: jump up to chin over bar, lower myself as slow as possible (1-2 seconds). I hated it. A lot. Don't breath right, pressure in my neck causing strain, burning out quickly. It was the most disheartening, annoying, frustrating day in months.
The last 2 rounds I switched back to bodyrows at a stronger angle.

Ugh. Bad work day, bad workout, bad email when I got home. At least I have tomorrow off to go to Rocky Mountain National Park.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:50 am
by Admin
Then keep at the body rows you will get there, you are making great progress so no worries.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:40 am
by ucffool
owe my neck.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:11 pm
by ucffool
L2:D3 - 6:39
Tired arms, rounding out my third week before a rest week. Next week, some yoga, some running, no direct sfit.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:43 pm
by ucffool
did a little yoga today. Also did a weigh in... gained 1-2 lbs back to 293. Mind you, this was at a different time of day that every other one, so whatever. Long story short, I need to get my nutrition back in fucking shape.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:02 pm
by ucffool
W20,L2:D1 - 23 rounds
Ran 1.4 miles in 15:38, 75% jog/25% walk yesterday, worked out today because lots of kids on the playground stopped me yesterday.
For this workout, I'm staying at L2, but I'm doing bodyrows with as vertical lift as possible as opposed to more angled to challenge my arms more and hopefully engage my back more. Thus, lower round count, but hopefully better progression.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:04 pm
by ucffool
W20,L2:D2 - 7:39 (4x 4 minutes rest between rounds)
Followed with a 100% jogging 1.4 miles in 16:15 (5.2mph, ~300 calories burned). As previously mentioned, I am now lifting straight up in my bodyrows (arms are perpindicular to the ground) rather than angled to (hopefully) break that barrier for pull-ups.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:50 pm
by ucffool
L2:D3 - 10:25
I couldn't maintain perpendicular to ground bodyrows past the first 19, I had to give myself a slight angle.
Best part? It snowed this morning, I worked out this afternoon at 38° Fahrenheit. As a reminder, I workout outside. Need to improve my gear for the weather.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:03 pm
by ucffool
W21,L2:D1 - 22 rounds
I counted my first 2 rounds with pull-ups... yeah, I thought they were good enough to count. I'm stretching my chin to get there, so it's not a true pull-up... yet... but the change in bodyrow style has gotten my past my hump... yeah, it may not be this weekend, but within the next 2 weeks, I intend to video tape it and post-it if it 'counts'.