okay - so I'm a lurker at MDA (among other sites) and came across cheapo's post - it sounded like exactly what I was looking for - I'm already eating mostly primal - but have a hard time getting the exercise in...I even got my husband and son to try it as well...
At first I was just logging on an excel spreadsheet....but decided to bite the bullet and post it here...I wonder how many other girls do this workout? I'm just under 5'2" - not much for getting on the scale - I'm guessing I weigh about 145. I'm really more interested in how my clothes feel...so that's how I'll judge my progress (aside from leveling up)...
So - I'll catch up my first 3 weeks - I'm still on L1, and I still can't do a single pull-up...
L1D1 - 24 rounds (only did one jumping pull-up, knee push-ups, and thought I was going to DIE with the squats)
L1D2 - 5 rounds for 4:28 (only one jumping pull-up, knee push-ups, and amazingly my legs felt better after D2)
L1D3 - 4:13 (realized I should be doing 3 subs - so 30 jumping pull-ups, knee push-ups)
L1D1 - 22 rounds (66 jumping pull-ups, knee push-ups)
L1D2 - 5 rounds for 5:15 (30 body rows, knee push-ups)
L1D3 - 4:01 (30 body rows, knee push-ups)
L1D1 - 20 rounds (60 body rows, 1/2 reg push-ups, 1/2 knee push-ups, concentrated on deep squats)
L1D2 - 5 rounds for 5:12 (30 body rows, 1/2 reg push-ups, 1/2 knee push-ups, concentrated on deep squats)
L1D3 - 3:45 (30 body rows, 1/2 reg push-ups, 1/2 knee push-ups, concentrated on deep squats)
so - as you can see, I'm definitely well below the 5 minute mark on D3 - but still cannot do a pull-up. I can see increases in strength, and can see some definition in my back.
I'm hoping I'm doing the body rows correctly - I have a step stool that I set out and put my feet on, then pull up on the pull-up bar - my only concern is that I'm not tall enough to lift myself all the way up over the bar, but I'm doing the best I can - and I feel this more than the jumping pull-ups (can't do a negative yet, either)
Any comments, etc. appreciated :P
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