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Post by duTri » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:29 pm

Well, I am giving this workout a chance. I love body weight workouts. So far, I am enjoying it.

I started out at Level 3. L3D1 measured up to about 60 rounds. I really have no problems with pull-ups. I do HATE push-ups. L3D2 was hard on me, mainly push-ups. I barely take more than 10 sec in between rounds. I don't like to wait time during workouts -- trying to train and condition my endurance. Managed to complete day 2 in 6:40 (rest time included).

Day 3 will be interesting. 33 push-ups can be a bitch! I will let all know how fast I can complete L3D3 later. :wink:

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Post by splint » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:19 am

60 rounds is awesome. That's 6 pull-ups, 9 push-ups and 15 squats every minute for 20 minutes or 120 pull-ups, 180 push-ups, and 300 squats total. Do you weigh 95 pounds or something? :D

As far as not taking rest, that's fine if your goal is conditioning and endurance.

The only suggestion I would make, and not like you asked for any, but if you ever wanted to switch things up, you could use a weight vest on Day 2. You'd probably need to use more rest time though for this type of workout though. If you ever get stuck with progress on your current plan, adding weight to your routine may help you break through.

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Post by duTri » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:08 am

Thanks for the tips, Splint.

Completed L3D3 yesterday. Recorded time is 3:31. I must say, I executed L3D3 too fast. I broke form during my push-ups, not proud of it. I shall remain at Level 3 until I can sustain my form in push-ups. Did I mention, I dislike push-ups?

I think I might modify the standard pull-ups to "L" pull-ups. I tried it yesterday to see how it feels. Well, damn difficult! Now, I am game -- need to challenge myself.

I will also hold a medicine ball outwards during my squats -- to add more difficulty for next week's workout.

By the by, I weigh 146 pounds currently. Tagged on 6 unwanted pounds but it's winter, so all is well. Just check my body fat %, very encouranging. Well under my personal annual BF goal -- 5.8%, if I can do it..you all can!!

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Post by duTri » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:51 am

L3D1 Week 2

This time, I did "L" pull-ups to add resistance to the workout. It's a B****!! But it's worth it. This time I completed 40 reps in 20 minutes. I also took my time to complete the push-up portion -- be aware of my form.

Let's hope I get better performing push-ups.

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Post by ucffool » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:28 pm

Use Day 2 to improve your form, slow things down.

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Post by duTri » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:01 pm

good idea.... just completed day 2 ... with added difficulty -- medicine ball with squats, and L pull-ups. Push-ups are getting better but still room for improvements.

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Post by duTri » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:49 pm

week 2 L3D3 -- with L pull-ups and medicine ball squats -- 3:25mins

tired as hell today -- completed a 40mins hill repeat workout and core before attempting this workout.

I will stay at this level for one more week before deciding to move up to level 4.

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Post by duTri » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:44 pm

finally move up a level.

started L4D1 today -- 28 sets. I opted to keep performing L pull-ups. Push-up seem to be my weakest link but managed to keep good form throughout workout. The squat was easy.

I am sure I will feel the pain tomorrow. I sweated so much that I can't have a good grip during my pull-ups and push-up.

I completed this workout after my 40 minutes of hill interval workout on the "deathmill".

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Post by duTri » Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:09 pm

L4D2 -- 7:43

I HATE PUSH-UPS! There, I have said it.

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Post by ucffool » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:01 pm

I HATE PUSH-UPS! There, I have said it.
*grin* I guess you won't slow them down then, huh?

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