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Postby Darrel » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:04 am

L4D3 - 5:22

Pullups were not too bad, came up short on one of them though. Pushups were good form but ran out of steam way too fast, some work to be done there for sure. Blasted through the squats in pretty much one go minus a short pause around rep 30 to adjust the position of my feet.

Also did 30 db thrusters (2x20#), 3 x 1 minute plank, and tabatas on the bike.
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Postby Darrel » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:51 am

I'm going to start doing Tabata's once per week in the hopes that it will help to bring my numbers up and get me progressing again (see Gant Grimes' 12 week Tabata project).

So every Thursday I'll do six 20 second rounds of pullups, pushups, and squats with approximately 3-5 minutes recovery between exercises. Sunday and Tuesday I'll continue with the basic simplefit workouts and maybe the advanced/intermediate workouts.

WEEK 1 RESULTS:
Pullups - 24
Pushups - 51
Squats - 91
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Postby Darrel » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:42 pm

L4D1 - 28 rounds
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Postby Darrel » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:52 pm

Tabatas Week 2

Code: Select all
          WK1   WK2
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Pullups    24    25
Pushups    51    54
Squats     91    93
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Total     166   172


Pushups felt a lot better than last week.
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Postby Darrel » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:20 pm

L4D2

0:51/0:50/0:51/0:51/0:49 - 4:12

Also a few minutes of plank and tabatas on the stationary bike.
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Postby Darrel » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:01 pm

L4D3 - 4:59:44

Can't cut it much closer than that.

Tabata's on Thursday and then I'll start L5 (again) next week.
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Postby Darrel » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:05 pm

Tabatas Week #3

Code: Select all
         WK1  WK2  WK3
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Pullups   24   25   25
Pushups   51   54   63
Squats    91   93   93
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Total    166  172  181


Big improvement on the pushups, everything else stayed the same, almost had a 26th pullup but my head didn't quite make it over the bar.
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Postby Darrel » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:45 pm

L5D1 - 20 rounds
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Postby Darrel » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:08 pm

Tabatas - Week #4

Felt like dookie today so I'm not surprised this didn't turn out too well...

Code: Select all
         WK1  WK2  WK3  WK4
---------------------------------
Pullups   24   25   25   26
Pushups   51   54   63   61
Squats    91   93   93   88
---------------------------------
Total    166  172  181  175
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Postby splint » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:15 am

You almost made me feel really really weak. Crossfit tabata scores are the lowest number of reps you were able to do across the 8 rounds. So when I first looked at it I was like "His lowest score of pull-ups was 26? Holy schnikey! :shock: "

But then I realized it was total reps because it would be hard to do 88 squats in 20 seconds, unless your father was a jackhammer. :D

Tracking total reps would seem to be a better indicator in my opinion because in Crossfit if you did 15, 16, 15, 15, 16, 10, 15, 14 then your score would be 10, which would be a lower score than someone who did 11 reps for all 8 rounds.

Good job.
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Postby Darrel » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:09 am

Haha, yeah I wish! Hell, I'd be happy with 26 reps in a single round of pushups or squats.

Yeah, I think total reps is a better metric at least for what I'm trying to do, plus its just easier. Oh, and I'm only doing 6 rounds not the full 8.

Yesterday...

L5D2

1:07/1:08/1:09/1:07/1:15 = 5:46
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Postby Darrel » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:15 pm

L5D3 - 7:03
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Postby Darrel » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:29 pm

Tabata's Week #5

6 rounds for total reps
Pullups 26
Pushups 59 - screwed up on the timer so I had to restart after around 20 reps
Squats 94
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Total 179

Also did 6 rounds of tabata situps. Scored 55.
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Postby Darrel » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:09 am

L5D1 - 20 rounds
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Postby Darrel » Mon May 26, 2008 8:23 am

Haven't been logging my workouts for a while. For a change of pace I've been trying some of Coach Rut's Dumbbell workouts plus just practicing some of the lifts.

Yesterday I did L6D1 - 20 rounds

I'll probably alternate simplefit with some dumbbell work for the next while.
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