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Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:49 pm
Yep just as I thought, sorry HOSEdragger!
Now I'm thinking you are a fireman? It was bugging me trying to workout what Horsedragger meant LOL.
Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:47 am
Yep, over-the-hill firefighter here. Just trying to survive the last 3 years of my career.. I had a good chuckle trying to picture myself dragging a horse around, thanks for the laughs!
Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:43 am
One of these days we will do a simplefit meetup for all of us in and around colorado.
Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:29 pm
That sounds good Andy, just let me know when and where. We could throw an old-fashioned, rocky mountain, paleo-feed complete with lotsa cooked dead animals if ya want. Maybe we could even cheat on our diets a little with some homebrew... just thinking outloud...
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:37 am
That would be fun. A Colorado Cookout.
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:16 am
Back to the salt mine after a rest week in L1.
L3D1: 27 rounds in 20:01. It was actually a little less then 20 minutes, but I fumbled the stopwatch towards the end. I was worried about today since the last time I attempted D1, I had to quit and do something else after 1 round due to elbow pain. But today I was able to do parallel grip and underhand grip chins without more then a twinge now and then, so the rest week & 3 days off helped as did the ice. I'm sure I'll be applying more ice today, though.
The wife did 37 rounds of L2D1, subbing body rows 3 to 1 and roughly half incline push-ups against the seat of a chair and half on her knees, squats as rx'ed. That woman's a machine. And to think she's all mine! Ha!
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:20 am
My wife started to workout again recently. I am glad to have the companionship. But, let me tell you, she kicks my tail on the squats. Her form is almost perfect. Former ballet dancer....
Good job on L3D1!
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:26 am
Hey thanks big guy. It is nice when the ladies join up. It creates a little friendly competition and it is quite gratifying (to both of us!) what simplefit does for the female body.
I just hope I can keep up!
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:25 am
Love that ballet build
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:05 am
Decided to do some interval training on the treadmill. It went fairly well considering I don't have any fast twitch muscle fibers. I covered 2 miles in 29 minutes, which is pretty slow. I started out strolling for 5 minutes as a warmup, then did 1 minute of running (ha!) followed by 3 minutes of brisk walking repeated 5 times for a total of 20 minutes. I cooled down by walking the last 4 minutes until I had covered the 2 miles.
It was O.k., but I'd much rather do this outdoors.
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:53 am
Wifey did L2D2 in 5:50, not counting rest.
She subbed body rows 3 to 1 for pull-ups and lowered the rings to a steeper angle.
Most push-ups were on her knees, 12 were honest to goodness push-ups.
Squats as rxed, except the last 3 of every set were done while holding the 'ball of death' our homemade 20 lb. medicine ball.
Will write more later.
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:16 am
Ain't it fun?
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:04 pm
Oh yeah, and the fun continues.
Did L3D2 today in 6:56, not counting rest. And I needed lots of rest. So much I'm glad I didn't keep track.
Squats were a real bear today. I did all 80 of 'em with a 20 lb. ball overhead. Not fun. I don't know why it's so much harder to hold the ball overhead, but it sure is.
Pushups were on rings set 6" from the floor. Hard, but no problems.
Pullups were divided into 3 sets which were wide & parallel grip, 2 underhand & narrow. Slow and strict, no problems. I still can't do 'em overhand, but at least I can still do them.. and they're getting easier! I'm really hoping to finally get 10 in a row on Friday. First things first, though... time to ice the elbows.
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:37 pm
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:35 am
Well, my first goal has been met. I got 10 pull-ups in a row today. I've gone from 0 pullups when I started the beginning of June to 10 today. That's the good news.
Now for the mediocre news. I did L3D3 in 5:26, which isn't terrible, but obviously I'm not moving up next week. Doing 10 pull-ups in a row is, for me, doing them to failure.. which really cratered the rest of my workout. It took 3 additional sets (3-2-1) just to finish the required pull-ups. Push-ups were just as hard, 17-13-4-2. I finished the squats as rx'd, but they were much harder then normal as well. I was really winded about half way through the squats and really had to grit my teeth and hang on. I don't think I'll be doing anything to failure anymore, unless I do so at the end of the workout, not the beginning.
My wife did L2D3 in 3:50, but she says she's not moving up until she can do at least 1 real pull-up and most of the push-ups unmodified. Even subbing 3 to 1 though, she's fast and has developed great endurance. She rarely has to break the work up into multiple smaller sets anymore.