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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:00 pm
by splint
L7D1 - 17 rounds all push-ups on rings

Push-ups on rings really targets the chest and is a limiting factor in the number of rounds I can do as the rounds progress, it gets harder and harder to maintain stability on the rings. I do Day 2's and Day 3's usually at the gym which doesn't have rings so it kind of works out that I do D1's at home on rings.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:08 pm
by Admin
Fantastic work!

make sure you keep your elbows in close to your sides on the ring push ups to avoid rotator cuff injury.

Have you tried a muscle up yet? I should have first muscle up contest with prize!

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:38 pm
by splint
I've been practicing doing ring pull-ups and dips. That's a tough sticking point though. I know I've got to keep the rings in close to get the muscle up.

I do keep the rings in close when doing push-ups, that's what gets so difficult later in the rounds, they want to flare out. But they'll get stronger.

L7D2: 9:48

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:10 am
by splint
L7D2: 9:48

almost two minutes off the first time I tried it. I did chin-ups on rounds 2 and 4.

I noticed that my push-ups seem to be getting easier and have better form longer now that I've been doing push-ups on the rings on D1's.

L7D3: 9:47

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:38 am
by splint
L7D3: 9:47

Almost 2 minutes of my previous attempt. Dropping down to L3 and working through each level again did wonders for me. If you're feeling stuck somewhere I highly recommend taking this approach. Maybe take a week off completely and do something different and when you come back start a couple levels lower and work up through that.

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:36 am
by splint
Just though I'd let everyone know I'm still here and working out but I decided to try the Crossfit WODs for a while as a bit of a change-up. I actually miss all the pull-ups from Simplefit though. So far, Crossfit hasn't had many, though right before I started there was a 3 days stretch that had a killer amount of pull-ups so they'll probably come up again.

This morning I did Elizabeth,

21-15-9 reps of:

Clean 135 pounds (full squat clean)

Ring-Dips (I subbed 2x bar dips)

Total Time: 35:12 :shock: (needs work) :lol:

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:57 am
by volleyball_man
I was actually thinking about that. Only my reaction was "thank God they having put any pullups in lately because my elbow needs the break!"

Good time on Elizabeth. I scaled most of the weight to 115 (did a few with 135), assisted my dips and got 22mins.

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:31 am
by cheapo
CrossFit is appealing to me, but there is zero chance of me having weights in my house, and I think it would be difficult to figure out bodyweight-only versions of all the WODs

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:53 am
by volleyball_man
Start with PVC - use SUPER STRICT form. Then get an olympic bar...

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:54 am
by cheapo
What's PVC?

House too small for a weight bar.

Did you mean use a length of PVC pipe instead of a weight bar?

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:25 pm
by volleyball_man
Yep - PVC pipe

Use dumbells.


Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:00 am
by splint
L8D1: 15 rounds

a.k.a. Crossfit "Cindy"

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:51 pm
by splint
What level is this:?:

Max Rounds in 20 minutes:

15 pull-ups
30 push-ups
45 squats

Actually it was yesterday's Crossfit WOD.

I got 5 rounds plus 4 pull-ups. Pretty much the same thing I get when I do Level 8 Day 1 (around 15 rounds).

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:47 am
by taifun
I'd imagine something like level 25 :)

Seriously though, you rule!