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Aussiechick's Log No 2

Postby aussiechick » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:42 pm

Workout Summary

Week 13 (since starting Simplefit) starting 2 Sept
Mon 53 bodyrows in 5 min, 100 squats in 5 min, 5X10 pushups to desk
Tue 45 min DDR
Wed 5x5 pushups, bodyrows, one legged squats & planks, DDR inbetween
Fri 30 bodyrows 45°, 63 pushups to knee height, 21 squats 10.40min 3x5 rollups
Sat tabata runs

Week14 (9 Sept)
Tue L1D1 3 jumping pullups, 6 pushups to desk, 3 squats 30 rounds
Wed 2 x 20mins DDR, 1 Mile walk
Thur 5x pushups, bodyrows, one legged squats, planks, DDR + 30m walk

Week 15 (16 Sept) Rest Week

mostly out with sore arm some walking etc
Thur some light GTG every hour
Fri D2 style workout
Sat 30mins DDR

Week 16 (23 Sept) GTG

Mon D2 style workout with DDR
Tue 3 x 2 pavell's ladders pushups (subs) 3 x DDR sparks, 10 min abs
Wed 2 pushup ladders, 15 mins DDR, 10 min leg workout
Thur 3 x 2 pushup ladders, 3 x DDR sparks, 10 min stability ball abs
Fri 3 x 2 pushup ladders, 2 x 15min DDR, 1 Mile walk, 10 min legs
Sat 3 lots of pushup ladders, 2 x 20 min DDR, 30 min stretching
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Postby aussiechick » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:50 pm

Ok its been about 6 weeks since I tried the 5 min bodyrow challenge so I thought I'd give it another shot.

8,6,5 ,5,5, 5,4, 4,3,3,5, Total of 53 up 8 from last time. Actually I think I may have set my rings lower than last time too, about 45° is as high as they will go but my straps have stretched quite a bit.

Then onto 5 mins of squats
20, 20, 20, 20, 20 total 100 - I confess I did 20 then rested the minute out knowing I would acheive my goal of 100 but by the end I think I probably did the right thing I was dying and couldn't have squeezed another one out! I did 81 last attempt.

Then 50 pushups to desk just to round things out.

I was considering tabata sprints too but my legs are shot so that will have to wait - hopefully tomorrow.
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Postby Urup » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:51 am

Great workout!

Congrats on your progress :)
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Postby volleyball_man » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:28 am

Great progress Bec!
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Postby aussiechick » Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:28 pm

5 rounds of
5 x bodyrows at 45°
5 x pushups (knees)
5 x 1 legged squats each leg
planks about 20 sec
DDR in between rounds.

Wow I still feel wiped after Monday's squats, my legs are still quite stiff and sore! For some reason today's planks were harder than usual too.
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Postby alanic » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:23 pm

great stuff, keep it up!
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Postby volleyball_man » Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:01 am

I must try this DDR stuff!
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Postby aussiechick » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:53 pm

L1D3

30 bodyrows at 45°
63 pushups hands at knee height
21 squats
in 10 mins 40 sec

Finished off with 3 sets of 5 pilates rollups - didn't have the arm strength for planks after today.

Felt tough today and I thought I did worse than last week but when I looked back I did it in 13.32mins last week so I actually did quite well :shock: Yay me :lol:
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Postby aussiechick » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:57 pm

PS. Yes do try DDR if you get the chance VBM. Its lots of fun and you get to work up a sweat as well! Once you get somewhat proficient at it you can make a good interval workout out of it by alternating harder/faster songs with more moderate ones.
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Postby volleyball_man » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:36 am

Back in the day, my wife and I used to dance for hours (swing and country/western) and I did not feel like I was getting any exercise, but I know I was. I have also been good and sore after a concert. I am sure this would be fun for my wife and me.
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Postby kdo463 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:23 pm

Dancing at our house is always more of a comedy routine than a workout routine! I've got no style and my wife has no rhythm.
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Postby Hosedragger » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:52 pm

I gave my wife dancing lessons for her birthday, once. I just wanted to stress the 'once'. It has never happened again.

I can still shuffle along to a good belly rubbin' song, but it's a little different with a steadily shrinking belly! NOT complaining at all, mind you.
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Postby Hosedragger » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:55 pm

Hosedragger scratches his head, cuz he's a little slooww.

I'm assuming DDR has something to do with dancing, but what does it stand for?

You're making great progress, Bec, keep it up!
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Postby aussiechick » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:43 pm

Hi Hosedragger (think I've been calling you horsedragger, sorry!)

DDR stands for Dance Dance Revolution. I have the playstation version. You have about a metre square mat with 4 directional arrows on it and as arrows scroll up your TV screen you have to hit the corresponding arrows with your feet as they reach the top (in time with the music). They get faster and more complicated as you improve, also lots of jumping involved. Not really dancing but then again its somewhat like it :lol:

I have no style and no rhythm and its definitely not pretty to watch but I do have fun, besides in the privacy of my lounge room 70 km from the nearest town, who is going to know :wink: Plus the kids like it too, I wouldn't have a playstation in the house until this came along.
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Postby aussiechick » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:58 pm

Tabata runs (sounds like a bad case of diarreah! I don't feel they qualified as sprints though :lol: )

Again took a break at the 1/2 way mark but this time I didn't go quite so flat out for the first few intervals and that way I was more consistant through all 8 intervals instead of nearly dying for the last couple.

I walked up to a softer stretch of road and then did my four intervals then walked back to my starting point and did it all again. Took me four mintues to walk back but I was fairly dawdling.

Now fingers crossed I don't get 4 days of extreme DOMS like I did last week :shock:
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