L2:D2 (2 days ago): 7:40
L2:D3 (today): 8:46
With today's workout, I finished putting together ($15 total cost) 2 straps that can be connected to the park's pull-up bar, adjustable length, which end in rope slip knots going through a 9" long 3/4" thick PVC pipe. Really easy to do (since home depot cut and burned the rope ends (2 lengths of 5ft) and cut the PVC pipe for me.
And unlike a towel, this was a much better workout (no forearm/grip pain, less strain on my hands (blisters and such), full range of motion (unlike negatives), no 'dropping' between each 'jump' since there is none), and I had a more well defined 'failure' point that I could stay under.
Yeah, excellent investment in my workout. I can even adjust them and do pushups on them (I won't though yet, because I tried 1 and it was WAAAY harder).
Finally, I had the pvc pipe at the middle of my body (bottom of the ribcage) when standing underneath. I then lowered myself back from there, probably about 45 degree slant, and started doing the pull-up alternatives. Same way, 10-rest1,10-rest1,10-rest1,9.