Getting started with Simplefit this year, as it seems to fit my workout needs perfectly.
I really like the idea of this workout log sub- forum, as I think a little public accountability will really help me be consistent with my workouts.
As with many other loggers, my main focus will not be number of rounds, or time of completion, but rather perfect form. Consistency of doing the workouts should result in progress in the other 2.
- Pushups: slow and smooth, full range of motion, keep body tight and "planked"
- Pullups: slow and smooth, no kipping at this point, wide neutral grip (my door-hanging pullup bar doesn't really make a standard pullup grip convenient, but i think the wideness mitigates the neutral grip a little), full range of motion, especially at the top and bottom
- Squats: keep the back arched, get good depth, don't be lazy with knees (quick question: is anybody going ass-to-heel, as you would in a pistol, or is there a reason that the crossfit example doesn't go all the way down?)
Didn't really know where to start, so I picked level 4 based on which Day 3 I thought would be challenging at my current fitness level:
Results: 23 rounds
I really underestimated the fatigue factor and completely failed to pace myself well. I came roaring out of the gate, feeling good, even a little cocky, with visions of 40+ rounds in my head. Minute 8 or so was a real eye-opener.
By the last round, I was noticing muscular fatigue in the pushups and pullups, but squats were a piece of cake (i attribute this to my recent kettlebell swinging).
But mainly, I was just sucking a lot of wind. I think I would have been able to squeeze in 3-4 more rounds if it weren't for the strange disappearance of air from the atmosphere. :)
All in all, it felt really good to get my body moving again (i haven't worked out in a few weeks), and I hope to stick to the plan for at least a few months.