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aburnett's log

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:56 am
by aburnett
Goals: to do a pull up of course (not sure time frame yet), to be able to do 30 proper push ups, to be consistent in this work out, eating healthier, and in better shape
weight 154, height 5'10

Week 1(8/27)
L1:D1 24 rounds (3:1 sub pull ups were mostly negatives with jumps initially and then just dead hangs at the end or poor form). 25 min cardio
L1:D2 6:10 (sub pull ups were negatives changing grip and alternating body rows) 30 min cardio

Trying to do at least 30 minutes of cardio jog/walk a day.

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:01 am
by volleyball_man
not sure time frame yet
Just let it happen in its own time - you'll get there when you do.

Something is better than nothing!

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:11 am
by Admin
What vbm said, but if you want to move things along as fast as possible post to the food logs, nutrition is about 70% of the game.


Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:16 am
by aburnett
So I've been a slacker- no excuses! Except really I have a few...
I went to Japan to get visa paperwork, started teaching K-2 kids, had a birthday and cake every day for the last week, and will be going to China for a week this upcoming week so I've been kind of putting off working out and eating healthy. Also, there has been so much rain, it's unbelievable. I did find a way to get 2 workouts in while I was out of town. I finally did another work out after about 10 days today and it felt great. my arms hurt and are shaking, but gotta love it. Taking advantage of no rain today too. This is classic: i was wearing an empire waisted dress and one of my outspoken students said are you pregnant? :shock: I have to remember that when i want to eat bad or be lazy.
L1D3 6:10- 4 body rows=1 pull up
L1 D1 23 times. alternating body rows and jumping pull ups with focus on the negatives.
Week 2
Mon 9/17-L1 D1 25 times- first 4 rounds, i did pull ups jumping up focusing on the negatives, from then I tried to alternate pull ups with body rows. My push ups: my nose doesn't go all the way to the ground, but do you think I should just continue to try and do this rather than on my knees? I also jogged/walked 30 minutes
Any ideas of what to do when it rains without going out and buying anything? I guess push ups and squats are better than nothing. I'll only be here till December.

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:33 am
by taifun
Hi, good job getting back on the programme.

Re: Push ups: Keep doing them like you are, but use D2 to improve range of motion. Try pulling your head up and push your chest forward, this helps keep the back straight as well.

Re: inside: Can you do body rows from the edge of a table?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:19 am
by volleyball_man
Re: inside: Can you do body rows from the edge of a table?
Good one!

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:21 pm
by ucffool
I'm sure you looked smashing in the dress, and drop-dead gorgeous in a few months!

I'm back finally

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:06 am
by aburnett
I'm finally motivated to post again. This is week 4 that I have been back on simple fit. I was sick for a few weeks and didn't want to jinx myself before I had been consistent with it. I haven't been keeping track of things well so maybe I can start again. I'm having trouble pushing myself to go fast. I just take my time, I need some motivation.

What other things can I do to supplement the normal routine to just become more tone and fit? I'm jump roping, doing stairs, walking, or jogging, and doing crunches in addition.

Nov 26
Week 4
L1D1 15 sets (15 squats, 3 alt pull ups or body rows, and 3 push-ups). I can see the bar, it's about nose level just on my 1st pull up. YAY! My hope is to do a pull up before I return stateside for Christmas mid December.
10:39 (6 sub pull ups-negative resistance and 1 almost there, 6 push ups, and 20 squats) Jumproping in between for the 3 minutes and then stairs.
8:10 (15 sub pull ups and 15 body rows, 9 push ups, and 18 with my knees, 30 squats and 10 lunges on each side). 30 minutes walking and 1 minute intervals of running and walking for 20 minutes.

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:44 pm
by ucffool
Running (intervals!) and jumping rope are fantastic options to tone and be more fit!