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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:52 pm
Oh dear god strike me down right now....
It being Monday, I figured the time was right to get started on this.
L1D1: 26 rounds*
*Step stool up to the bar try to fall as slow as possible
If the requirements were a strict proper pullup and proper pushups, that number would prolly be zero. MAYBE 1. But I figured it was better to get SOMETHING done than nothing.
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:58 pm
simplefit isn't about an ultimatum... do what you can do, and soon you will be able to do more. Keep it up!
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:13 am
Keep it up!
I too started pretty slowly. I couldn't think of a pullup without hurting. I am now able to do 5 full pullups.
The things that I attribute to my getting from 0 to 5 pullups are:
1. Ab work - planks
2. Negative pullups (the down slowly you mentioned)
3. Body rows (I didn't think this one would)
5. Not quitting
6. Support from the people in here really is what gave me the previous items in the list.
I keep my level at L1 until I can do it completely with full pullups. This is just my personal choice. I have that as my first goal. I am halfway there in number but maybe not time - I can't see the future!!
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:58 pm
*some leg supoort, and a little bit of push with the ankles to help me on my way up with the pullups. Girl style pushups.
I realized halfway through that I forgot to stretch! Oh well. No help for it this time. I hope it doesn't come back to haunt me.
I like how the workout levels remind me of levels in D&D. :) "Hi, I'm a first level rogue." Does that make this website a "Manual of Bodily Health?" Can I get my two points to CON please? :)
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:01 pm
No, but your CHA is going up. :P
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:23 pm
ucffool wrote:No, but your CHA is going up. :P
Good! It was always a dump stat anyway.
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:51 pm
This doesn't seem right.
Um, how high is the pullup bar supposed to be? How wide does it need to be? Because my doors are kinda narrow and not overly tall; just standing there flat footed I'm halfway through a pullup. *rolls eyes* If I hang from the bar by picking up my feet, I can't even do one pullup. :(
Thus, pullups were assisted somewhat, and let down slowly. Push ups were girl style, and only bothered me at the very end. Squats were no problem whatsoever.
The soreness has gone away that I was asking about previously. Should I be doing triple the Recomended Daily Allowance of pull ups since I'm not doing "real" pullups? If I do that and bring it in under five minutes do I still get to level?
I plan on spending next week at Level 1 again.
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:03 pm
That is your call, if the l-hang is not practical start pull ups on your knees
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:13 pm
I start on my knees. Sometimes I do L-hangs.
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:11 pm
W2: L1D1 25 rounds in 20 minutes*
*MAN pushups, baby!
**Pullups consisted of standing flat footed, pulling myself up the short distance (a foot maybe) to chin over the bar, and then lower myself into an L hang.
So, I may have gone down by a round or 3, but I worked out a lot harder, and prolly got more out of it. Right?
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:46 pm
Absolutely... and the proof is in this:
*MAN pushups, baby!
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:30 pm
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:38 pm
Cool Running L1D2: walk/run-walk 300/60-90@20 minutes
I'm working on the couch to 5k plan. That thing needs a sticky... it gives me somethign to do when it's not a simplefit day. I didn't cheat at all. It took me just under 90 seconds to catch my breath back after each 60 second round of jogging. When my time was finally up, I walked home. I think if I run the same route, theoretically I should wind up finishing closer and closer to my house, so I expect that Return To Base number to decrease.
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:29 pm
Sounds like a good strategy
Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:28 pm
W2 L1D2: 6:21.
owowowowowow I think I hurt my neck somehow doing pushups owowowow