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L6D3W6: 7:17

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:38 am
by splint
L6D3W6: 7:17

Not a bad performance. Pull-ups were OK considering it's been two weeks since I tried to do so many in a row. Push-ups were much better and I saw improvement.

Bravo !

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:03 pm
by Norman
Whoa, splint, I'm impressed. I just did L3D3, which is basically half what you did in terms of reps, but it took me more that half what it took you :lol:

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:33 pm
by tkbslc
Getting close! It would seem speed is as much of a factor as strength as the levels progress. You don't have time for any rest to get all those reps in 5 minutes.


Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:26 pm
by splint
I decided to level up this week to Level 7.

L7D1: 18 rounds

I played around too much on my new rings yesterday and was pretty sore today. I was going to do the push-ups to day on the rings for L7D1 but I got 3 rounds into and realized that wasn't going to happen.


Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:58 am
by splint
L7D2W1: 11:39


Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:39 am
by splint
L7D3W1: 11:54

My left shoulder is still a bit tender. I can do pull-ups but not at a good clip 4-5 at a time.

I also did a sandbag workout. Clean it to my shoulders. Press it overhead and then do a lunge with each leg. Lower the bag to the floor and repeat for 25 reps. (50 lunges) This didn't bother my shoulder at all.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:02 am
by splint
I'm taking some time off. I think I've been overdoing it lately and as a result, my elbows and one shoulder have been sore for the past couple weeks.

I'm pretty sure it's just overtraining. It's tough when you see progress to refrain from doing more. More does not always equal better. I've always had that problem with training but I think I recognized it much earlier than I had in the past. I haven't done simplefit since Monday and my body already feels better. I've been doing the running program, rowing, and some plyometric work this week.

L4D1: 30 Rounds

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:39 am
by splint
Ok, I took almost two weeks off without doing any pull-ups. My left shoulder was really sore during and after the last L7D1. I also realized the my elbows were starting to hurt again like they did before I started Simplefit when I was only lifting weights. Thankfully, I was able to back off the training and force myself to rest my injuries (this wasn't easy).

I decided to give L4D1 a shot yesterday to see how things were going and I was able to do 30 rounds of pain free pull-ups and push-ups. That's only 1 round less than my best record for L4D1. I didn't trust my shoulder fully either so I was going slow and making sure not toadd any additional stress to the shoulders or elbows. I'll stay at L4 for a few weeks before working my way back to L7.

What I believe happened is that I was overdoing it with the weights. I was excited to be in shape and having fun doing Simplefit and lifting weights. Problem is I was overdoing it, even to the point of lifting weights on the days after and before Simplefit programs. :roll: Stupid, I know.

So I got some overuse pain. Surprising. It's all Simplefit's fault! Got me into such good shape I thought I didn't need to rest my body at all. :D

Oh well, learn from my mistake as will I.

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:41 pm
by Admin
keeping elbows against your sides during push-ups at least for me really helped with shoulder pain

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:41 pm
by splint
Admin wrote:keeping elbows against your sides during push-ups at least for me really helped with shoulder pain
Funny you should mention that, I've figured that out myself.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:46 pm
by splint
Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still doing the workout. I took two weeks off from pull-ups to let my shoulder heal and I started down at Level 4 again just to get started slow again. I just finished a level 5 week but I think I'm going to do that again because I still don't trust my shoulder fully yet although I am pain free. I noticed that my pushups were very good, I did 35 in a row, then 16 to finish @ 51. I was able to squat straight through 51 reps.

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:47 pm
by Lloyd
Since you like doing extra work, maybe you should add some physical therapy type shoulder exercises. Neither push-up nor a pull-up uses the full range of motion for the shoulder. Joints seem to need to move. There are rotator cuff exercises that use very light or no weight- you probably know some already. If you do those you will be helping your shoulder, and you might not feel the need to do things that cause overuse injuries.

Just a guess here, I have no experience with pull-ups.

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:35 am
by splint
:D One step ahead of you.

I've added shoulder dislocations to my warm-up routine and I can really feel the difference when I start.


Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:46 am
by splint
Did L6D3 today in 5:06. 12 seconds off my personal best. Since I've been trying Intermittent Fasting, I've had huge amounts of energy during morning workouts. Crazy stuff.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:43 pm
by volleyball_man
I've started using shoulder dislocations as well - big help.