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Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:33 am
by Bri3626
Feel like I'm going backwards.


5 rounds with 8 minutes left. So exhausted I was getting dizzy. Oh well just keep pluggin away I guess.

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:18 pm
by Bri3626

3 rounds total.

First round 20lbs vest. began to have muscle failure. By round 3 I was failing mid set easy but I completed.

Considering the amount of slackin i was doing I don't feel this was too bad. Think I'm going to try and maintain the vest on this workout though. Get past a mental block I'm feeling with this level.

Man have I got a headache.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:04 pm
by Bri3626


Raining like crazy so a bit of a wet workout. Changing goals a bit. Logging that under the goals section. Essentially will attempt to maintain this workout until I can complete L7D3 non stop.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:12 am
by captain
Are you pacing yourself on Day one or just trying to go hard as possible until it hits you. The reason I ask is your day three time is 20 minutes approximately which is nearly equivalent to ten rounds yet you are only doing half that or so on Day one. If you took two minutes per round you would do ten on day one. That would probably give you 45 to 60 sec rest each round maybe more. You would control your breathing like you must be on day three. Try not to build up a deficit. I read the Crossfit forums and it often talks about how Crossfit is a sport. If you were doing this as a sport you wouldn't flame yourself and hope to get through as many rounds as possible you would know how fast you could go and complete the test. In act you could always decide to do ten and see how long it takes until it is below 20, I think you would realize a similar endurance benefit without completely wiping yourself out each time. Just an opinion so I hope you don't get mad at me.

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:18 pm
by Bri3626
That's an interesting thought. I think this occurred because I had taken a month off and my fitness levels are coming back up. Not sure though. Usually when I do day 1 I have a system to keep track of my rounds. I do 4 rounds before trying to rest and each of the four rounds has a different hand grip for the pullups. So basically I go:

Round 1 overhand
Round 2 Underhand
Round 3 Left underhand, right overhand
Round 4 Left overhand, Right underhand
Then rest.

Another reason too is I probably was just being a wuss on D1 heh... I don't think I had prepped myself for the fatigue or was willing to work through it. A lot of determination went into D3 to finish and I worked a lot harder than D1 so I'm thinkin wuss factor was involved here.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:47 am
by Bri3626
I'm still here and goin. Soooo busy but tryin to get regular logs goin.

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:45 am
by Bri3626
Yep still here.

Been doing the program off an on but irregular. doing a lot of Krav Maga with my son. We did a very long 8 hour seminar that was a lot of non-stop fitness/self-defense technique recently.

The crossfit/simplefit workouts helped me to gut through that one. Maintaining a regular routine with Krav but trying to incorporate the tabata runs and simplefit program in.

I'm going to back off a bit and restart at level 5 using the 20 lbs. vest I think, but I have to get through a rough week and a seminar next week. I'll see how it goes.

Still read on here every day that I can get on. Still referring folks here Kevin! Don't know how many have started but I hope they are going for broke!

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:30 am
by Bri3626
I swear I'm not procrastinating! Well maybe a little. Had a setback and injured my right shoulder. Been babyin the thing and Im going to start back up. Revamping everything since I've been gimping so long.

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 6:56 am
by Bri3626
Beginning physical therapy today for my shoulder. I've finally freed up some time. Shoulder has been problematic for so long now.

Going to do the physical therapy and see how that goes then come back starting all over. I need to get this restarted and hate what I'm losing.

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:27 am
by Bri3626
MRI is positive for an anterior labral tear. Looks like 6 months of total recovery including surgery and therapy.

Maybe I'll change over and substitute sprints and squats for a while. not sure yet. Man I can't believe how much this has set me back.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:35 am
by volleyball_man
Don't quit! New challenges await!

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:42 am
by taifun
Hey Bri,

You're right, keep squatting, although I'd be careful with the sprinting, there's a lot of arm movement.

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:06 am
by Bri3626
Today I go for the orthopedic eval. Been doing a lot of running with my son. He is getting ready to go to college and training for army ROTC. got to love that free schooling!

Anyway he is doing a modified version of the simplefit workout with situps after the pushups.

Then we are running. Essentially this is the workout for him. Starting him at D1L1:

D1 is just 1 pullup, 2 pushups, 3 situps, 4 squats.
D2 situps are 8
D3 situps are same as pushups and squats (going to add 10 to that around lvl 4ish if he moves up quick enough)

Runs are a combo:

D1 is 5 min jog, 30 second sprint, 1 min fast walk (10 rounds), 5 min jog
D2 is 5 min jog, 1 minute sprint, 2 min jog (3 rounds), 5 min jog
D3 is High pace run- Essentially push at 85-90% until fatigue then measure distance.
D4 is long run at 2x distance of D3 or 2x fitness test distance whichever is longer. In this case he would have to run 4 miles. Goals here are to increase distance on D3 and D4 weekly.

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:01 am
by Bri3626
Yesterday son did L1D2

Having a problem with the pullups but he will get there eventually. 8 minutes 30 seconds not including the 3 minutes rest between.
Pullups were jumping with 3 second negative.

Ran 1.5 miles 5min warmup, 3 rounds of 1 minute sprint, 2 minute jog.
Warm down should have been five minutes but we did the 1.5 miles so was a bit prolonged. total time was 20 min 01 second.

Didn't really sprint the 1 minutes. we increased pace to lengthen stride. Essentially it was about double the jog. Gave him a bit of a break.

I did the same run and while monitoring son on L1D2, i did combos of jump rope, squats, and side kicks to heavy bag.

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:11 pm
by Bri3626
Ok lets see

last Friday son did L1D3 with situps of 30.

took him 9:30

long run Saturday. We did almost 4 miles. went pretty good.