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Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:31 pm

Just finished week number 2. I am sure I could have started at week 3 but with my tendency to hurt myself by overdoing I thought it would be prudent to start on week one and work my way up.

I am 43, M, 206lbs. At my heaviest I was 265. I have been a barefoot runner for years and a paleo practitioner for about a year and a half. I signed onto this program because I wanted to structure my workouts a bit more. I have been a firm believer in bodyweight exercises for years. I have recently been enamored with handstand pushups, planches, ring work and such and aspire to be able to do those things within the year. On top of being able to do those things, I still want to be lighter. I know it is all about what I eat and portion size as well as good calorie burning exercises. I have it all under control except the portions. My lust for chicken gets me every time. Otherwise I eat a good paleo diet.

Below are my stats for the first two weeks. I intend to post regularly.
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Thanks in advance for your support.

BK <-- Not the lounge, but the kick ass rock throwing kilt
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby dolem » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:35 pm

Pretty fast times, you'll move up quickly. Like the fancy format.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:07 pm

L3D1
30 Rounds.
Adding that second pull-up into the mix had me feeling like I was working. It was interesting to notice how my mind, as the rounds increased would come up with delay tactics to slow me down. There was a sense that I needed to coax myself onward while my mind was telling me to check the clock or what grip did you last use on the pull-up bar, etc.

I have to say over the years I have hammered into my head that the muscles need a solid day (at least) of recovery before I tax them again, but that was when I was lifting heavy weights. On the days where I am not doing this, I have a jones to do some more work because I feel fine; better than fine. On those days I tend to work on my hand stand conditioning and go for runs etc. Perhaps I am too low in the levels to really worry about it and when I get higher up I will need to worry about that more. If you have any feedback around recovery time, I am willing to hear it.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:59 am

L3D2
4:31 Total - No breaks
rnd1 - 48.2
rnd2 - 55.8
rnd3 - 1:01.4
rnd4 - 52.5
rnd5 - 53.1

Whatever I said on the last round about muscle recovery, forget it. I have had slight soreness from shoulders to knees. That being said, going through this workout as fast as I did surprised me.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby KTG » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:01 am

Great times! You're clearly ready to move up.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks. I guess I am. For some reason L3 D3 looked daunting to me so I wanted to see what would happen. Quite please and ready to move up

L3D3 - 2:12 - total
Pull-ups - 13 + 3 :45.5
Push-ups - 33 :39.0
Squats - 33 :45.0

The day is awesome. Going for a run, gonna work on my handstands. Feeling psyched.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:12 pm

L4D1 - 30 Rounds

Same exactly the same number of rounds as last week L3D1.

What is up?!? Oh yeah, I did that!

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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby brmc72 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Nice job! You'll probably bust through level 4 this week and start up with level 5 next week!
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:21 pm

brmc72 wrote:Nice job! You'll probably bust through level 4 this week and start up with level 5 next week!


Thanks. I hope so. It just goes to prove that if I went with the limits that my mind tries to set for me, I wouldn't get very far in life.

L4D2 Total time 5:27
Round 1 0:51.3
Round 2 0:59.5
Round 3 1:05.0
Round 4 1:07.8
Round 5 1:23.4

I am pretty happy with this. I was really challenged with the the push/pull-ups on the last round and slowed way down, which is a beautiful thing. I love that burn, and the post workout wobblies that indicates I gave my arms a good challenge. I feel confident that I will cruise through D3 and will be on my way to L5 next week but it ain't over 'till the fat lady says it's over.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby dolem » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:12 pm

I got 30 rounds on my L4D1 this week too, hopefully we'll both move up. I'm on my third week at level 4.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:04 pm

Yeah, I saw that. I'll give it my all if you will. :-)
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:02 pm

L4D3

I went into this workout with some trepidation. My lower back was sore from doing an old fashioned hole digging last night. My town buried an anniversary time capsule and one of the residents saw me on the sidelines, threw me a shovel, and said with a grin "Start filling!" Who am I to argue. I had other aches and pains from a very physical improvisational theater class that I have been leading with a bunch of exuberant kids. All these aches had me pacing and feeling not up to my game.

I started the timer and wanted to stop it and have a do over, but soldiered on.

3:31
13, 4, 2, 1 Pull-ups
30, 11 Push-ups
41 Squats

I was surprised when I looked at my finishing time. I would never have believed I had a minute and a half left on the clock before I would have to consider redoing the week. There was almost a panic that kept driving me forward. That kind of attitude is silly, and possibly harmful, I know, but for some reason I was both attached to advancing and fearful that I wouldn't make time. I don't think my form suffered, and my arms were hardly operational at the end.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby Rosencrantz1 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:14 pm

Nice numbers!
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby KTG » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:15 am

Fantastic! That's great work getting through L4. I'm particularly impressed by your getting in the pretty big sets at the start of the D3 exercises. That bodes well for your work on L5.
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Re: Barefootkilt's Log

Postby barefootkilt » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:59 pm

Ha! Just realized I did my D3 workout a day early. Ah well I will be well rested for L5D1 come Monday.
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