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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Rosencrantz1 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:39 am

Awesome!
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby KTG » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:50 am

Congratulations on the solid move up! Those are all great times/numbers! Congrats, too, on the weight loss! Nice work!
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:02 am

Week 34 level 6

D1. 22 rounds on rings for pullups.
D2. About 16 minutes, still slow reps with a pause at the top and bottom of each rep.
D3. 8:33. I did the pullups at 10,6,6,5 and 5. Pushups started with 27, then petered out with much smaller sets. Squats were straight through, though the pace slowed considerably around #40.

On Tuesday I will be getting blood drawn for a physical. I am interested to see how the diet and exercise have affected blood sugar and cholesterol. Those have been trending badly the last few years.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:04 am

Level 6, week 35.

D1. 25 rounds, pullups on rings. I am going to try to eke out 27 next time.
D2. Around 15-16 minutes. I enjoy going very slowly for each rep on these days. I am keeping the rest period to two minutes from now on. Takes a while, but a nice change of pace.
D3. 7:17. I surprised myself here. Over a minute off from last week. Did 12, 8, 6 and 6 for pullups. Push ups started with 24, I planned on doing 16 after that but had to make smaller sets. Squats felt better this week.

Weight is now 175 +/- a pound. Just turned 42. I don't have the nerve yet to post photos like Cheapo does.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby art50 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:17 pm

Wow, that week showed really good improvement for times! I am thinking about scaling down rest periods for every week I stay on the same level, maybe 30 seconds a week, or maybe just take it down to a flat 2 minutes.

Will you continue with 2 minutes for when you move up a level? I guess D2 is more about strength, and not about time, so can't hurt? How hard was the transition?
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:38 am

Thank you, art50. If and when I level up my D2 rest period will probably go to three minutes. Shortening the rest periods will come over time and incrementally. I wouldn't care if I didn't think somehow that doing so will help cut down the D3 time. I suspect it might.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Rosencrantz1 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:30 am

Nice work, Pilgrim! (from a fellow 42-year-old level-6er)
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby KTG » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:51 am

Those are great numbers!

The way I've been doing the D2 breaks on the last two levels is to do strict 3 minute breaks until I get the total exercise time down to 5 minutes. Then I'll go down to strict 2 minute breaks. If I get it down to 5 minutes again, I'll shorten the breaks further. This provides another nice intermediate goal for the D2 workout in between the long struggle to level up.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:49 am

Week 36, level 6

D1. 21 rounds. Slept poorly and didnt have coffee. Felt crummy going into the workout.
D2. Untimed
D3. 6:39. I like the time drop. Did pullups 12, 10 and 10. Pushups were 24, 20, 10 and 10.

Cholesterol came in at 129! Very pleased.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby KTG » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:33 am

Those are great pull-up sets! Congrats on the Cholesterol!
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:02 pm

Week 37', level 6.

D1. Got a stomache flu or food poisoning. Very sick and skipped working out.
D2. Again, about fifteen minutes. I am going to start timing these again.
D3. 6:13, a good improvement.

Still chugging along.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:23 pm

Week 38, level 6

D1. 22 rounds. I know I could have done at least a little better. I did keep my form pretty strict on all reps.
D2. About fifteen. Very strict form, slow and controlled. I didn't need to break the push-up position on any of those. Usually I feel like taking a break during push-ups on the fourth and fifth rounds.
D3. 5:17. I surprised myself and did the pull ups 20, 6 and 6. I also got through the push-ups quicker by shortening breaks. I think if I knew how close I was I might have found it in me to bust them out quicker. I really want those 17 seconds!
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:38 am

Week 39. L6

D1, 27 rounds. I was determined to increase my D1 number, inspired by the likes of Rosencrantz. I used a Kettlebell timer app on my iPad. I set the work periods at 45 seconds with 0 second rest periods for 27 cycles. I set another timer for 20 minutes, just to make sure. Having the big iPad relentlessly chugging along with the countdown kept me more focused. I found if I sped throug the reps, I could get about 14 seconds to catch my breath. If I took my time, I didn't get as gassed but had to immediately begin the next round. Next week I will set the work periods at 42 seconds, which should give me 28 rounds after 20 minutes. As long as I stay on L6, I will whittle it to 40 second work periods.
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Rosencrantz1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:56 am

Cool approach; glad it helped. And, thanks for the kind words!
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Re: Pilgrim1312 log

Postby Pilgrim1312 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:23 pm

Week 39

Level 6

D3 4:56.

Pull-ups. 16, 16
Push-ups. 20,10,10,10,5,5,4
Squats. 64

I got very short of breath during pull-ups. Knowing I came so close last week gave me the extra shove to get through the rest. I kept the push up breaks very short, 3-4 deep breaths. Now that level 6 is in the bag, I'm taking a week at level 3 then going to level 7. We had our first dusting of snow in my area. Can't wait to get skiing again.
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