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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:50 am
by coreman
I did forget to mention in my original first post that I live at altitude. (About 5500' above sea level.)

I know a lot of professional boxers and UFC fighters train up here because of the altitude. I also know that running is easier when I'm running "down the hill".

Has there been any people here that have noticed benefits from doing simplefit in the altitude?

I'll find out when I end up going down the hill and can miraculously do 100 straight pull ups. lol

Anyway, I just was wondering if anybody else does high altitude training?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:04 am
by Hosedragger
Hello again Coreman,

I live at 6,000 feet, and have extended family 500 miles away who live at 1,000 or less. I find when I go there to visit, I have tons more energy. Shoot, I can actually run down there.. But the reverse is not true. When they visit us they often feel drained and head-achey for a few days until they acclimate.

When I hunt in the fall I'm often at 8,000 to 10,000 feet, and I definitely feel the difference.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:13 pm
by ucffool
I'm around Denver, CO, "mile high city". Since starting simplefit, I have not returned to Florida to visit family, and won't till December. I am interested to see how my workout goes at sea level after 7 months of simplefit.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:56 am
by coreman
W2L1D1
17 rounds!!!

My goal was 15, up from 9 last week, so I'm pretty excited about it.

The first 12 rounds were with 1 "poser" pull ups. (About eye level)

The last 5 rounds were substituted with body rows with a 3:1 ratio.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:27 am
by volleyball_man
Nice job!

9/18 workout

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:25 am
by coreman
Yesterday I biked for 8 miles at an average of about 10.5 mph and played an hour of basketball.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:25 am
by coreman
W2L1D2

9:22

First 2 rounds were "poser" pull ups again. 3rd round was jumping pull ups with a 3:1 ratio and the 4th and 5th rounds were with body rows with 3:1 ratio.

My 3 year old son wanted to join in the workout, so I had to help him, so that is why my time is higher than before, but it was worth it. I've got to video him doing squats. lol.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:27 am
by coreman
I thought I was in the 7 minute range last week, but after checking my log (I was over 12 mins), I see that I did improve, even with helping my son, so I am once again excited to see progress.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:50 am
by Urup
you have done good progress! :)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:18 am
by coreman
Urup wrote:you have done good progress! :)


Thank you, I appreciate it. I think it's good not knowing what I did last week. So far, I was wrong twice and both times I beat my previous week time.

I'm thinking one more week of level one, then level two, here I come.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:23 am
by coreman
Thursday:
Took a rest day

Friday:
W2L1D3
8:42

Pull ups:
2 "poser pull ups"
3 negative pull ups
21 body rows

Push ups:
15
6

Squats:
21 straight

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:24 pm
by taifun
Good work!

But aren't you mixing up your week count?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:23 am
by Urup
Hey coreman..

done the same thing with my times and been positively surprised when I compared it to previous results..

And good workout! :) Going for level 2 next week?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:09 am
by coreman
taifun wrote:But aren't you mixing up your week count?


I fixed my mistake. I actually did half of a week that I didn't really count. I used it as a warm up week. lol.

I am on W3 this week.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:11 am
by coreman
Urup wrote:Going for level 2 next week?


Not yet, I'm going to see how I do this week.