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AB's log

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:45 am
by anna begins
hey i'm new here..
I'm a 23yo old male 6'1" and weigh roughly 174lb
Said i'd keep a log as maybe i'll be more strict on myself!

L1D1 - 18 rounds

Just to clarify - I did the pull-ups from dead hang up to dead hang down.. about 4 secs ( 2 & 2) hands at shoulder width.. is this right? (found them extremely difficult after round 12...
I also got push-up handles (they came with the chin-up bar) so they're makin the push-ups a little better for form..
Squats seem to be no problem..

Also on day 3 am i sposed to do 10 pull-ups dead hang? I can do pull-ups but i can;t do 10 dead-hang in a row.. can i do 5 stop and then do 5? As long as i count it in the final time?

Thanks hope to hear from you guys.
good luck..


Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:08 pm
by Norman
Welcome here AB !

You will find that keeping a log indeed helps.

I also do dead hand pullups. You can mix pullups and chinups.
On D3 it's the same technique, but you don't have to do 10 pullups in a row though... 5+5 is okay, 2+2+2+2+2 is okay also etc ...

Have fun !

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:38 am
by anna begins
Cheers Norman, where are you positioning your hands on the bar? Or are you mixing it up?

L1D2 - 6:24

I had to leave 2 days before i could do day 2.. think i pulled every muscle in my upper body on day 1.. still sore..
this could have been alot better only for i was in pain!

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:33 am
by splint
A chin-up uses a palm facing you grip. A pull-up uses a palms-away grip. You can also use a mixed grip.

Chin-ups will bring the biceps into play more and are generally easier for most people. Pull-ups really target the back and are generally harder because less supporting muscles are used.

Play with it, mix it around.

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:35 am
by anna begins
L1D3 - 12:39

pretty dissapointed with that.. i just couldnt do the chin-ups without a good few breaks..
Hopefully i'll improve this week..

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:39 pm
by ucffool
That's the hard part for nearly everyone... don't worry, you are looking to improve, not be perfect. Good work!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:55 am
by anna begins

L1D4 - 19 Rounds

Not much of an improvement, arms still gave up on my but i didn't feel as wrecked afterwards.

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:21 am
by anna begins
L1D5 - 4:57

Getting better!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:03 pm
by Kakihara
Well done, that's pretty cool that you knocked almost 90 seconds off your time!!

When are you levelling up? I did it after 2 weeks as you can compare times from you previous week.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:31 pm
by ucffool
I would assume a level up for anna begins to be a little while off, while his day 3 time comes down to < 5 minutes.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:36 am
by anna begins
L1D6 - 8:00

Shaved off a good bit there.

So you reckon another week off L1? I'd like to do another one so i can do the 10 dead hang chin-ups with no breaks. if i can do that i will be able to do day 3 in < 5:00min.

Thanks again for comments.

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:16 am
by anna begins
L1D7 - 22 Rounds (week 3)

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:58 am
by anna begins
L1D8 - 4:36 (week 3)

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:06 pm
by ucffool
Don't level up till you get Day 3 down to less than 5 minutes.

I did it!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:26 am
by anna begins
L1D9 - 4:10

Hopefully it won't take 3 weeks for every level... My chin-up's have gotten a lot better though.