I was inspired by the tabata challenges, so I decided to replace Day 2 with tabatas for all three of the exercises. Here are the results.
Pullups (kipping) : 11, 8, 5, 2, 4, 3, 3, 2 = 38 total, score = 2
Pushups: 18, 8, 8, 7, 5, 6, 5, 5 = 62 total, score = 5
Squats: 21, 20, 16, 14, 12, 13, 13, 14 = 121 total, score = 12
Wow, that was quite the workout! My muscles were so weak at the end that I couldn't do any kind of cool down until after I laid on the floor and panted for about 3 minutes. The cool down was a light hopping jog around the room followed by stretching. That's all I could do. I didn't want to just stop suddenly and hurt myself. After the workout I was a tiny bit light-headed and my hands were tingly. Why would my hands tingle?
Now for the nerdy analysis of the results. Not surprisingly, the first set of each exercise was pretty good and then I dropped like a rock. Endurance is definitely my weakness. By the fourth or fifth set for all three exercises I bounced back slightly. What a curious pattern. I wonder if that's a normal exercising phenomenon. Kinda like a second wind or something. Any kinesiologists out there?
The new homemade pullup bar worked great. I basically have a 48" pipe with a chain through it. At each end of the chain is a quick-link (i.e. caribiner) and then a strap that is used to hang it from the rafters in my garage. Is there a way to post pictures of it here?