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rob log

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:22 pm
by rob
my first workout using simplefit. subbed the pull up. started from standing on a bench and lower myself sloowwwly count of five or six.

L1D1 22

i manage 7 more than i thought i would. i have a while to go on level one i can tell , but how do you determine the right time to move up a level.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:48 pm
by durvish
welcome to the show rob -- i just started last week and am doing level 1 also -- keep up the good work

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:00 pm
by rob
thanks durvish. maybe i can stick to this one.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:02 pm
by splint
I think the general rule is when you can do Day 3 in less than five minutes you should level up.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:06 pm
by rob
splint wrote:I think the general rule is when you can do Day 3 in less than five minutes you should level up.
doing a real pull up too, not a substitute

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:30 am
by volleyball_man
Hi rob,

I didn't level up until I had "real" pullups. Some are of the opinion that you should level up anyway - it's up to you.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:32 am
by splint
Yeah, it's really up to you. One way I proposed to someone earlier was to progress through the levels using your substitutions and periodically move back down to Level 1 to try to do it as Rx'd.

I don't think anyone is going to get on your case either way though. :D

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:29 pm
by rob
just want to do it right. no mistakes or as few as possible

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:06 pm
by splint
Well, whenever anyone asks about it, I say that I don't really care how you do it, if you're doing Level 8, then I consider it a good workout. Yeah, maybe if you're going dead hang pull-ups for L8 (if that's even possible in under 5 minutes) I'll consider that more of an accomplishment over kipping pull-ups but either way it's a helluva workout.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:47 pm
by rob
L1D2=4:49
same sub for pull up but this time i used overhand and wider grip

i realize i had a huge gap between workouts. i have not been sleeping well and working 12 hr days i have been exausted by the time i get home and prolly wouldnt have been able to finish. 2 hrs sleep and a 12 hr work day just dont mix. :cry:

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:03 pm
by rob
since i dont feel any thing in my legs :shock: after the level 1 workout next week im going to incorporate jumps into the squat routine.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:25 pm
by tkbslc
rob wrote:since i dont feel any thing in my legs :shock: after the level 1 workout next week im going to incorporate jumps into the squat routine.


How far down are you squatting? I go past parallel, so I am pretty much going butt to heel. I feel/felt the burn big time. Even if you don't feel the burn, I'd think you might just wanna stick to the program. Give your upper body a chance to catch up to your lower body. But what do I know, I've been doing this for a week :)

Nice job, btw, this stuff is a lot harder than it looks!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:24 am
by splint
rob wrote:since i dont feel any thing in my legs :shock: after the level 1 workout next week im going to incorporate jumps into the squat routine.


Or just do tabata squats after the workout. That's what I did in the beginning.

You do as many squats as you can in 20 seconds, then rest 10 seconds. Repeat for 8 rounds. Your "score" is the lowest number of squats you do in a round. My best score so far is 16.

Seriously, try it, I guarantee you won't be complaining about not feeling it in your legs. Plus it only takes a few minutes.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:31 am
by rob
ok ill stick to the program for a while longer. but ill will also try the tabata squats on the last day of the cycle

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:25 pm
by rob
holy :shock: crap
L1D3=6:31

lost all composure and form after about six sub pulls and 12 pushups. im going to repeat level one, and forget the tabata squats for a while :oops: