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Postby Xtina » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:36 am

Thanks guys!
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Postby Admin » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:43 pm

You have come along way keep it up!
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Postby Xtina » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:50 pm

L2D2 Week 14
Feeling of intense glory immediately followed by intense disappointment as I realized I forgot to sub 3 body rows for one pull up. Dangit.
So 2 minutes and 55 seconds, ill gotten. :x
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Postby taifun » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm

Go back and do some more?

Still, well done.
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Postby Xtina » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:32 am

yeah, i could have done that, but it wouldn't have been timed. I'm satisfied with the workout I got, but not satisfied with the method of timing. Day 3 will bring out the truth of how effective last night was.
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Postby fizzleboink » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:37 pm

Doing the work is more important than the timing. Keep going. :P
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Postby Xtina » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:22 am

L2 D3 W14: 3 min 20 seconds

I have a decision to make now as it has been two weeks of less than five minutes on day 3. Should I move to L3 or should I stay on L2 but go back to using the pull up bar, since I'm not as proficient on that? I know I couldn't do ten real dead hang pull ups, and I feel like the rings don't work my abs as well as traditional pull ups and push ups do.
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Postby taifun » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:26 am

Good work. Do what you feel is best for you, but if you go up, remember you can always go back.
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Postby volleyball_man » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:07 am

Opinion - Can you do a pullup on the pullup bar? If so, work on that and stay where you are. Start with pullups and switch to rows when needed. This is ONLY opinion.

Taifun is right - you can always go back.
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Postby Hosedragger » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:14 pm

Xtina, where are you? Come back!

I can't do 10 dead hang pullups in a row either, but I'm doing L3 anyway. So can you!
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Postby Xtina » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:14 pm

Sorry guys! Although it's good to be missed. I've been trying to keep my upper half on simplefit while attempting to find a replacement exercise for squats: something that doesn't involve knee strain. I think I'm going to jump back into it in a few minutes here actually...AND I'm going to make my husband do it with me. I'm still not going to do squats. I think there's a replacement exercise that I like that will replace squats for now, but soon I'll get to a doctor and ask if I can go back to squats. The popping in my knee is still going on and it's loud and creepy.

So since I've had a long break, I'm going to start back on L2 but I'm going to the bar instead of the rings. And I'm going to alternate use of it with my husband, which may bring down my number of reps. We'll see. He can't do a dead hand pull up at all, so he's going to have to start on level one I suppose.
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Postby Xtina » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:43 pm

Ok guys,
L2 D1 W15: 36 rounds. My husband did 38 rounds of L1 D1.

I decided to continue squats but with no weights and gently and slowly. It seems to be ok. I'll still have a doctor listen to it. I feel dead beat! I think he does too. Now he's going for a bike ride and I'm taking the dog for a walk.
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Postby aussiechick » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:16 pm

Good to see your still with us Xtina! Congrats on gettig the hubby to join you, I wish I could get mine to give it a go.

Have you tried stationary lunges, and lunging backwards not forwards, they were always the kindest on my dodgy knees.
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Postby volleyball_man » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:43 pm

I use lunges as alternate to squats if I start feeling pain in my hip.
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Postby Xtina » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:11 pm

Oh, I didn't see your responses until now! Somehow, my thread gets un-watched occasionally. Anyway, I'll look up how to do those lunges...that might do it for me. What I'm doing now is butt lifts while lying on the ground. A bit easier than squats, but not by a whole lot.

So today, I got W15 L2 D2: 4 min 30 sec. Nathan did W1 L1 D2: 4 min 1 sec.

Aussiechick, I've found that a killer evil eye scares the bejeezes out of them, especially if you're generally a sweet docile wife ;) I play that role very well, so when something's really important to me, I can work that evil eye like nobody's business. Hehe.

Ok, time to take the dog for a walk!
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