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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:01 pm
by hiq
Week 3 Day 3: 4:51 (L3)

My form on the last few pushups and pullups was pretty off, but I made it through. Definitely the hardest day three yet. I'll try level four next, but I think that's where I'm going to linger for a while.

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:03 pm
by hiq
Week 4 Day 1: 23 rounds (L4)

I did the same number of rounds as last week, but went up a level.

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:23 pm
by hiq
Week 4 Day 2: 4:44 (L4)

Squats and pullups have gotten easier. Pushups were tough in the last two rounds. Not as exhausting as last week (L3), based on what I wrote then. L4D3 looks like it's going to be tough!

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:46 am
by hiq
Week 4 Day 3: 5:24 (L4)

I was failing pullups and pushups toward the end but managed to finish after resting for a bit. It didn't help that my chest and shoulders were still a little tight from the other day. I really wanted to get to level 5, but it looks like I've hit my limit for the time being.

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:03 am
by volleyball_man
You will probably find that you progress in one move and lose a bit in the others - and then it switches. It takes a while for your body's abilities to level out. The by-product of this leveling is strength gains!

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:02 am
by hiq
Week 4 Day 1: 24–25 rounds (L4)

I lost count near the end. Good cardiovascular workout.

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:24 pm
by hiq
Week 5 Day 2: 4:32 (L4)

12-second improvement and less pain than last week on the same level. I'm optimistic about day 3.

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:26 pm
by hiq
Week 5 Day 3: 4:51 (L4)

33 second improvement. On to level 5!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:32 am
by hiq
Week 6 Day 1: 21 rounds (L5)

I was tired and didn't push myself as hard as I could have. The running (alternate days) might be wearing me out. I will take a week off soon to recover.

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:52 am
by cheapo
I had 3 weeks of 21 rounds on L5D1. I just did 22 rounds on Monday. It wasn't easy!

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:02 pm
by hiq
Week 6 Day 2: 5:48 (L5)

I was hitting 1:00 consistently until losing steam on pushups in the last round.

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:13 pm
by hiq
Week 6 Day 3: 9:30 (L5)

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:19 pm
by hiq
This week I've been taking a break from Simplefit. I continued my running program and tried lifting weights for a day. I will resume where I left off at level 5.

Meanwhile, my blood pressure has been very good, although I need to have my doctor confirm the numbers. As a reward, I bought myself a new mp3 player.

I am starting a new job this week with pretty long hours, so I may need some extra motivation. I'm afraid the added work stress might throw my blood pressure off again, but, unlike in the past, I have a way to work off that stress now.

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:26 pm
by hiq
Week 7 (not counting last week) Day 1: 24 rounds (L5)

I started again yesterday after a week off. It was the least exhausting day 1 I've ever had, and I did 3 more rounds than last time. Possible reasons:

1) The week off gave my muscles time to recover.
2) My endurance has improved from Couch-to-5K.
3) I was listening to a podcast on my new mp3 player, which kept my mind off of the exercise.

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:00 pm
by hiq
Week 7 Day 2: 4:32 (L5)

My time dropped by more than a minute. I had to check that I did the right level, because the workout was so much easier than last time.