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Post by anubis » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:50 am

If you're doing pull-ups life is good and you're getting more fit. Keep at it and nice work!

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Post by Venkman » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:39 am

Thanks guys!

To clarify, I took around 2 months off (partly vacation, but mostly laziness) and am now getting back on the wagon.

L1D2 9:19

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Post by prometheus » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:28 pm

what's important is that you got back into it. Nice work and keep it up! just think of what you'll be able to achieve if you keep at it for 6 months or a year!

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Post by Venkman » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:32 pm

L1D3, 9:10.

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Post by Venkman » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:08 pm

L1D1, 19 rounds.

Question on push-ups - do you ever start from the "up" position rather than down on the ground? Pushing off the ground the first time is obviously the hardest part, and sometimes causes you to do less than you could normally do if you were already off the ground.

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Post by cheapo » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:26 am

I always start push-ups from the up position. Although easier than starting from the floor, I think that's how they're done.

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Post by Venkman » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:34 pm

L1D2, 6:20. Pretty amazing how quickly you improve.

I did proper pull-ups for the first 3 rounds and then went to rows for the final 2.

I feel like maybe you shouldn't be so worried about time for Day 2. It could be looked at as just a regular workout, 5 sets. With the time element you may be rushing more than you should, rather than doing nice slow reps.

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Post by Ruli » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:38 pm

Venkman wrote:With the time element you may be rushing more than you should, rather than doing nice slow reps.
you are spot on venkman. we had this chat some time ago and the consensus was you'd be better off doing D2 untimed, cause then you'll concentrate more on form.

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Post by Venkman » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:46 pm

L1D3 7:40

First three were regular pull-ups, rest were subs with a towel.

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Post by Venkman » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:21 pm

L1D1, 27

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Post by prometheus » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:29 pm

nice! 27 sets is solid, my pr so far is only 28 for L2

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Post by Ruli » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:38 pm

you're making nice progress venkman. 27 rounds look like a PR?

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Post by Venkman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:05 pm

Yea def a PR. A big part of it though is that I started doing the push-ups mostly from the "up" position rather than down on the ground. After a bunch of sets, that one first push off of the ground becomes difficult.

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Post by Venkman » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:14 pm

Just posting that I did L1D2, which I won't time anymore. No major breaks or anything.

For pull-ups is it okay to use your body as momentum a little bit (in the air, not off of the floor)?

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Post by Ruli » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:42 pm

absolutely - it's called kipping. jsut search the site to find links to videos that will show you how to kip.

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