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Post by ucffool » Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:47 pm

W7,L2:D2 - 6:03
Breaks were 3 min, 3 min, 3:30, 4 min so I could finish all the body rows without failure.

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Post by ucffool » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:59 am

W7,L2:D3 - 8:40
Shaved off 6 seconds from last time, which is impressive because my arms were still sore from D2 two days prior and I tried to shorten my rest periods, which did not help. My body I think is very ready for the rest week, to reset my muscles. Next week will be L1 rest week.
I followed up with a YOGA class, 1 hour. Never done that before, and let me tell you, don't do that after your simplefit workout! My arms were fried! However, I sweat a ton, worked core, and it was a great workout... I think I may do it more often on Saturday, and shift my D3 to Sunday (D1 is tues, D2 is thurs). If not possible, hopefully tennis.

Anyone else have thoughts on Yoga?

~edit~
I walked for an hour last night as well.
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Post by Admin » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:10 am

mostly good stuff what kind are you doing?

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Post by ucffool » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:27 am

I had to look it up, because I had no idea. My girlfriend said it wasn't Vikram or whatever, but based on sun something other maybe? Here is what the website said:
Designed to enhance vitality and a sense of well being, this workout will help participants gain improved flexibility, balance, strength and posture. The class will borrow from each instructor’s experience with Yoga and may incorporate basic poses from various Yoga styles.

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Post by Admin » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:04 pm

Sounds like a combo package just listen to you body.

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Post by ucffool » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:26 pm

Oh I did... there was a lot of pausing and 'oh hell no'. If anything, I've learned to realize my limits. But seeing some people balance on 1 or 2 arms, legs all crazy, etc was pretty inspiring.

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Post by volleyball_man » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:29 pm

I've done the Rodney Yi (sp?) "Yoga for Athletes" in between days. I found that the pelvic girdle stretches were amazing relief.

Good supplement to what we do.

The videos are from Gaiam. They rotate on On Demand...

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Post by ucffool » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:00 pm

W8,L1,D1: 20 rounds
This is a rest week. Doing all movements slow and concentrating on form. I've had 4 days off since my last workout, which I needed. I've concentrated on keeping my elbows in during push-ups, which is a bit harder.

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Post by Xtina » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:27 am

You and I seem to be sort of going at the same pace! I added weights to my day one and I'm definitely feeling it today :)

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Post by ucffool » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:30 pm

Skipping W8:D2, because it is a rest week and my week has been really thrown off. I may be able to then do D3 tomorrow, and a possible hike tomorrow.

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Post by ucffool » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:52 pm

W8,L1:D3 - 7:12
This was me trying, not just resting. Basically, I think that means that when I was doing negatives, I was cheating myself compared to now the bodyrows, where a rep and failure are very clear.
I also was doing pushups with elbows in... more on that in a minute.

So I need some advice:
1) Should I return to Level 1 till I can get back to 5 minutes now that I'm doing bodyrows?
2) Pushups with elbows in was much harder... but I think it was because it uses some of the same muscles as doing the bodyrows. With elbows out, I can do more because it is different muscles (or less?). So which would be better, elbows out using different muscles (more rounded workout) or tuck-in and reuse muscles and thus extend the time?

HELP! I suck worse than before. :(

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Post by Admin » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:54 pm

Elbows out is more chest in is more triceps I usually mix stuff up. I have heard that elbows in is better on your shoulder but have never seen any hard scientific proof.

As for level just choose what you feel will benefit you the most.

I hope that helps

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Post by ucffool » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:47 pm

W9,L2:D1 - 21 reps
1 less than 2 weeks ago. that really disappoints me. my right arm was burning, and my form was better than 2 weeks ago.
I did the 3:1 bodyrows at 40 deg. (estimated) instead of 40 deg. This is measured from the fully extended position, the acute angle between my body and the ground.
*sigh*
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40 \/-
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Post by Admin » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:15 pm

Don't sweat it, measure your progress by months not weeks

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Post by ucffool » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:47 pm

I'm on a 10 month plan... 20% of that down, and I'm still technically on level 1. Sure, still working on nutrition... we'll see what the next 8 months bring... I'm running out of summer.

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