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Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:52 am
Nice work, both of you!
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:35 pm
wk.2, L3D1, 25 rounds.
Two rounds better then last week. I had to alternate pull-ups with chin-ups and the last 3 rounds were chins. Everything was hard, especially the last 10 minutes, but I got through it with no subs, no half reps. But, man it was hard work today. Just making a tally mark between rounds in my journal was hard work the last few rounds. The sweat rolling off my head kept smearing the ink.
I've noticed I'm recovering much faster, though. I only pant and feel nauseous and cuss Kevin for about 5 minutes now, compared to 15 or 20 minutes when I started.
Re: 8/20/07 workout
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:34 pm
Hosedragger wrote: Just making a tally mark between rounds in my journal was hard work the last few rounds. The sweat rolling off my head kept smearing the ink.
Man - I know that feeling!!!
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:42 pm
I only pant and feel nauseous and cuss Kevin for about 5 minutes now,
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:58 am
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:52 pm
wk. 2, L3D2, 5 rds for time, 17 minutes total including rest periods. I didn't have a stop-watch again.
Pull-ups were wide and over-hand, slow and strict. Interestingly, the wider I go with an over-hand grip, the less it bothers my elbows, and yet it's still plenty hard. Much harder then chins.
Push-ups were all with feet elevated, except for one set of bar dips in the middle.
Squats were all done while holding 2 - 25 lb. dumbells at my side. Next time I'll try 'em overhead.
I was surprised at how fast I was able to get my heart rate going just by shaving 30 seconds off of each rest period. At the end of the 5th round, my pulse was 170 plus. But what's really cool is it only took 5 minutes for it to settle back down below 100. And just think, this was a STRENGTH workout! That is so awesome!
Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:21 pm
Overhead squats seems to be all the rage around crossfit circles, I haven't tried yet, but I can imagine.
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:13 am
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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:40 pm
Wk. 2, L3D3, 7:30 roughly, no stopwatch.
Pull-ups were all chins. 3 sets total, 6, 5, 5.
Push-ups in two sets, 20, 13.
Squats all in a row as rxed.
Not much improvement and I won't get a chance to start in again until next Wednesday, since we're now on the road. My elbow's acting up again too, so time for more ice, and the 4 day rest will hopefully do some good.
Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:50 pm
Take the rest, it'll do you good
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:37 am
Well, there I was, all geared up ready to go for wk.3 L3D1. I did two pull-ups and the tops of my forearms and elbows felt like they were on fire. Yep, I'm thinking tendinitis for real this time. So this is what over-training is like...
Anyway, I devised a new workout on the spot. I hate dressing down for a workout and then not doing anything. So I did:
- two-handed dumbell swings @ 30 lbs. 4 x 15
- dumbell deadlift hi-pulls @ 30 lbs. 4 x 15
- push-ups, 4 x 15
I think I could have done more weight and still not stress forearms and elbows too much, but it wasn't a bad workout. 180 reps in less then 20 minutes and a good sweat like always. Today I'll experiment with a parallel grip on my bar at home and see if I can do those without pain. Unfortunately, I don't have that option at work.
I guess, if all else fails, I can sub body rows and ice the elbows for awhile.
08/30/07 positive note
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:40 am
On a more positive note, my bathroom scale sez I've lost a total of 10 lbs. since my hospitalization at the end of May. I've been stricter with my diet lately.
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:47 am
Great! Remember to use a tape as you have probably gained muscle as well so the scale is probably not showing all your progress.
Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:52 am
Yuck on the tendinitis.
Good workout anyway!