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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:50 am
The way I understand it is I do 1 pullup, my partner does 1 pullup (or pause for the equivalent amount of time if you're doing it solo). Then I do 2, partner does 2 (or a slightly longer pause) then 3, then 4 etc. until you can't do any more.
Another way I've seen it is to do 1 pullup in the first minute, 2 in the second minute and so on until you can't fit the prescribed number of pullups into the given minute. This method might work better if you don't have a training partner.
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:19 pm
That sounds good too Darrel, probably easier to time. The other thing to remember with these is that you stop doing them a couple of reps before failure. So if you can do say 10 you would stop at about 7-8 then go up the ladder again.
I'm due for Day 3 today but seem to have hurt my arm :evil: No idea how and it doesn't feel like muscle soreness, more like a sharp pain mid bicep, feels like its on the bone, whenever I raise my right arm. So I will be resting for a couple of days, hope it goes quickly I really wanted to give this GTG thing a go.
Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:10 pm
Was out for a week with a sore arm then managed to lock myself out of the forum for another week after that :evil:
Anyway Monday was a D2 style workout with DDR.
Yesterday I tried pavell's ladders on pushups, what I did was morn, noon and evening I did the ladder twice on pushups, 10 mins of DDR, and 5 bodyrows almost horizontal (under the trampoline). Also did 10 mins of abs after the 2nd mini workout. Kinda fun, I might try and keep it up for a week or two and see if it helps improve my pushups at all. Just need to workout a routine that still incorporates the pullups and leg & ab work without overtraining. I'm actually a bit sore today probably from the bodyrows.
Also last night I attempted a couple of full pushups and found I could actually do a couple of really shallow ones, not decent enough to count yet though.
Ahhhh, its good to be back :lol:
Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:59 pm
welcome back, and huzzah on the push-ups!
Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:02 am
Thanks Andy, huzzah huh? New expression for me but I get the meaning, well at least I think I do :lol:
Only one mini workout today - sore from yesterday.
2 x pavel's ladders on pushups, 15 mins DDR and 10 min leg workout.
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:42 pm
2 x pushup ladders 10 mins DDR,
2 x pushup ladders 10 mins DDR, 10 min abs on stability ball
2 x pushup ladders 10 mins DDR
Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:15 pm
Good job! Push ups!
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:15 am
Morning - 2 x pushup ladders (still doing pushups onto a bench) 15 min DDR
Midday - 2 x pushup ladders, 15 min DDR, 10 min leg workout
Evening - 2 x pushup ladders, 1 Mile walk
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:22 am
That explains why it feels like the earth is moving up and down. Its all those push ups you're doing! Not my cold medicine.
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:00 pm
So thats my problem! Too much pushing the earth away not enough pushing my body up :wink: I knew there had to be a reason pushups are so hard for me :lol:
Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:39 pm
30 min stretch, 3 x pushup ladders, 2 x 20 min DDR
1 pushup ladder only then decided to give them a break for the day.
1 Mile walk
30 mins DDR, 30 min walk, 7 sets of pushup ladders throughout the day, couple of sets of bodyrows, jumping pullups, static hangs, during my walk.