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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:25 pm
by ucffool
L2:D2 - 8:30
Bodyrows at 25° (5° less than 2 weeks ago, my last l2d2)
Bodyrows/pushups/squats at 1/2 speed (if it took 2 sec a rep on d1, I would do it in 4 sec today)
3m30s rest between rounds (30 seconds less rest between each round than 2 weeks ago)

I almost don't even care about the time for Day 2. slow, strength training, time is only for rest. So much more gained when you are slowing it down.

Oh, walked 1.4 miles afterwards, now trying to do that almost every workout.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:31 am
by Clay Shoufler
A walk to wind down, great stuff. Do you have some nice scenery, climate? Here in Illinois, we are battling some pretty stifling humidity. Haven't even taken the kids on our evening walks the past week.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:09 am
by ucffool
I workout at a park with a path around the park (small rocks) which circles a man made pond. Here in CO there are a lot of 'open space' areas that are amazing. It's hot and low humidity here, but I do my thing around 6pm or before 10am (weekend).

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:49 am
by ucffool
W13,L2:D3 - 9:26.
This is the slowest time I've ever posted for L2. My arms were burned out, and it took almost 7 minutes to finish the 39 bodyrows @ 25°. Pushups required one break, squats straight through. I'm guessing the following factors contributed:
  • - Slept 7 hours, not well, because I ate too much at a buffet wedding last night and the kitten was a brat.
    - Only 40 hours since my D2 workout, when most of the time I have 64 hours.
    - I walked 2 miles to the workout, and then 2 miles afterwards. (I think this had little effect, but I did it to help burn off dinner calories).
So Tuesday we go again with L2:D2 and week 14. Here is hoping for 25 rounds. 1 Week until 'my first pull-up' test, and 2 weeks till I try again, but on video.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:23 pm
by taifun
I'm in a quoting mood currently:

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it."
- Michael Jordan

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:46 am
by ucffool
Ok, so the rest of the day my left upper arm muscles really started to ache (yes Kevin, I tried ice). I took 2 ibuprofen before bed to help me sleep. It still aches today. I think I'll be taking this week off of upper body, and just walk instead. I'll make week 14 start next week to give my body some time.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:02 am
by kdo463
UCFfool, Where in CO do you live? I'm in Fort Collins. Love it here!

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:28 pm
by ucffool
North Metro Denver area.

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:46 pm
by ucffool
L2:D1 - 23 rounds
After a week off for an arm muscle injury, I was a bit hesitant, so that and a sudden doubling of kids halfway through reduced me by 1... I'll get there. Oh, and my lungs hate Day 1... I've upgraded from dislike. ouchies.
Good news though, I found a regular tennis partner! Saturday's for tennis now, woohoo!

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:35 pm
by taifun
You're back in it, that's what counts!

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:42 pm
by ucffool
Thanks you for using proper punctuation (and the support). :)

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:36 pm
by ucffool
W14,L2:D2 - 9:22
Super slow as per usual. The last round I had to speed up the bodyrows however to get through them. Felt my core work during the pushups. I did do it all with 3 minutes rest only. This is 2 minutes less resting than 2 weeks ago, and finally the time I wanted to be at.
4 days till I try a dead hang pull-up for the first time in 3 weeks, and that moment will be caught on video!

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:36 pm
by taifun
Good job Andy!

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:43 am
by ucffool
W14-L2:D3 - 6:53!
1m13sec better than my best previous time on l2,d3!

Did it as follows:
Bodyrows (39 total):
45sec rest
45sec rest
45sec rest
1min rest

1min rest

Squats: 26 straight

Oh, see the video section (shortly) to see my try a pull-up at 1 month and at 3 months (today before L2/D3). ... JW0lIWe5hy

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:31 am
by volleyball_man
Nice work!