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Darrel's log

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:13 am
by Darrel
38 year old male, 5'9", approx 197 lbs.

I've been meaning to get started with this for a few weeks now but between home renovations and the Canada Day looong weekend it never happened.

Pushups and squats aren't much of a problem for me as they've been the core of my workouts for the past few months. Pullups however are not so good.

I decided to start with Level 2 and managed to complete 26 rounds of day 1. Most of the pullups were parallel grip and probably half a dozen or so wouldn't have counted if I was being strict.

I followed it all up with 50 situps and tabatas on the stationary bike.

See you on Wednesday for Day 2

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:10 am
by volleyball_man
Good start!

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:31 pm
by Admin
Welcome Darrel!

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:19 pm
by aussiechick
Welcome Darrel! Sounds like you are off to a great start.

Its great to see so many fresh new faces here these last few days.


Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:36 am
by Darrel
Thanks for the warm welcome!

L2D2 - 8:27

This included rest periods, not sure if thats the right way to time this one or not.

Followed it up with 50 situps and tabatas on the stationary bike which burned 24 calories according to the bike computer.

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:47 pm
by ucffool
Subtract rest period out of your Day 2 time. It is a strength day, so the rest is to let your body recoup enough to complete the round straight through. I don't think this is an issue for you, but none-the-less..

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:18 am
by Darrel
Thanks Andy, I'll remember that for next week. I can see where that rest period is gonna come in handy on the higher levels.

L2D3 4:46

Over 3 minutes of that was pullups, all of which were broken into singles. Pushups/Squats were no problem.

I'll move on to L3 next week. I was considering L4 but the pullups are really kicking my a** so probably better to progress one step at a time.

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:21 am
by volleyball_man
Good job!

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:42 am
by Darrel
L3D1 - 21 rounds

I was shooting for 20 so I'm pretty pleased. That one extra pullup per round really makes a huge difference!! Ouch! The first 10 pullups or so were pretty good form but it started to fall apart from there on. I think I can see myself sticking around at L3 or maybe L4 until I can do all the pullups with good form.

I followed it up with 50 situps but I'm wondering why I bothered. The pullups hammered my abs pretty good.

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:53 am
by Darrel
L3D2 - 5:35

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:28 am
by Darrel
L3D3 - 7:46

Pullups alone took over 5 minutes and were really sloppy compared to L3D2. I'll blame the heat LOL. Pushups were broken into about 4 sets and squats were straight through. Looks like I'll be sticking around at L3 for a while.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:41 pm
by ucffool
Just translate:
You are not 'sticking around' level 3...

You are making level 3 your bitch before you allow level 4 to challenge you.

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:29 am
by Darrel
L3D1 - 24 rounds, up 3 rounds from last week

Pullups are still very tough but I think they've come a long way in the past couple of weeks. Most of these were all fairly decent form except for maybe the last couple of rounds.

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:25 pm
by taifun
Well done!

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:58 pm
by ucffool
Nice work, that's about a 15% improvement in one week!