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Post by Darrel » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:13 am

38 year old male, 5'9", approx 197 lbs.

I've been meaning to get started with this for a few weeks now but between home renovations and the Canada Day looong weekend it never happened.

Pushups and squats aren't much of a problem for me as they've been the core of my workouts for the past few months. Pullups however are not so good.

I decided to start with Level 2 and managed to complete 26 rounds of day 1. Most of the pullups were parallel grip and probably half a dozen or so wouldn't have counted if I was being strict.

I followed it all up with 50 situps and tabatas on the stationary bike.

See you on Wednesday for Day 2

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Post by volleyball_man » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:10 am

Good start!

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Post by Admin » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:31 pm

Welcome Darrel!

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Post by aussiechick » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:19 pm

Welcome Darrel! Sounds like you are off to a great start.

Its great to see so many fresh new faces here these last few days.

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Post by Darrel » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:36 am

Thanks for the warm welcome!

L2D2 - 8:27

This included rest periods, not sure if thats the right way to time this one or not.

Followed it up with 50 situps and tabatas on the stationary bike which burned 24 calories according to the bike computer.

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Post by ucffool » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:47 pm

Subtract rest period out of your Day 2 time. It is a strength day, so the rest is to let your body recoup enough to complete the round straight through. I don't think this is an issue for you, but none-the-less..

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Post by Darrel » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:18 am

Thanks Andy, I'll remember that for next week. I can see where that rest period is gonna come in handy on the higher levels.

L2D3 4:46

Over 3 minutes of that was pullups, all of which were broken into singles. Pushups/Squats were no problem.

I'll move on to L3 next week. I was considering L4 but the pullups are really kicking my a** so probably better to progress one step at a time.

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Post by volleyball_man » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:21 am

Good job!

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Post by Darrel » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:42 am

L3D1 - 21 rounds

I was shooting for 20 so I'm pretty pleased. That one extra pullup per round really makes a huge difference!! Ouch! The first 10 pullups or so were pretty good form but it started to fall apart from there on. I think I can see myself sticking around at L3 or maybe L4 until I can do all the pullups with good form.

I followed it up with 50 situps but I'm wondering why I bothered. The pullups hammered my abs pretty good.

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Post by Darrel » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:53 am

L3D2 - 5:35

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Post by Darrel » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:28 am

L3D3 - 7:46

Pullups alone took over 5 minutes and were really sloppy compared to L3D2. I'll blame the heat LOL. Pushups were broken into about 4 sets and squats were straight through. Looks like I'll be sticking around at L3 for a while.

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Post by ucffool » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:41 pm

Just translate:
You are not 'sticking around' level 3...

You are making level 3 your bitch before you allow level 4 to challenge you.

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Post by Darrel » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:29 am

L3D1 - 24 rounds, up 3 rounds from last week

Pullups are still very tough but I think they've come a long way in the past couple of weeks. Most of these were all fairly decent form except for maybe the last couple of rounds.

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Post by taifun » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:25 pm

Well done!

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Post by ucffool » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:58 pm

Nice work, that's about a 15% improvement in one week!

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