The Week 2 Post
08-Aug - L3D1 - 18 rounds (9 as rx'd, last 9 sub 3:1 body rows for pullups)
Warmup 800m rowing machine, light stretch. In general, I think level 3 is about right for me, difficult but doesn't cause me to fail out on some sets. Still, pullups quite difficult and was doing a lot of kipping, or at least kipping-like perverted jerky movements to get up to the bar near round 8 and 9, so I switched to body rows subbed 3:1 for the last 9 rounds - still difficult and had to cheat a bit on rep 6 near the end.
Also I started to notice a "weird knee thing" during squats - slight sharp pain in my right knee-cap on the way down. Actually, it's been nagging me for a few months now during the odd deep knee bend motion, I think it might be some ligament thing in my knee brought on by too much running on underconditioned legs...hoping it's nothing serious. I have no history of knee injuries. I noticed that when I switched my stance to splay out my feet a bit during squats (duck-feet like) the pain went away. So...feet parallel or splayed out a bit during squats? Does it matter? I' should probably check in with a phisio or doc if it persists; hopefully the strength training will correct any misalignment.
Also #2 - I would hereby like to point out, for the record, a definite negative side effect of simplefit: sweating during workouts. I work out often at the company gym at lunchtime. With my old workout (the standard guy workout of hit the gym, bike for a few minutes, some legs, a few bench presses, maybe some curls, abs, and stretching) I would barely break a sweat, enabling me to get back to my desk in short order. Now I sweat like a pig. We have showers, but the 10-minute-longer-lunch-hour, coupled with the amount of time I'm wasting posting workouts in this forum, pose a serious risk of jeopardizing my otherwise upwardly mobile career. Also, I didn't bring an extra gitch or tshirt today, so I'm freebagging in my jeans (can I say that on the radio?) and I'm worried I look a bit like a spanish porn star with my no-shirt-under-v-neck look. Sigh.
Missed L3D2. Battling a slight cold. I'll try not to do it again.
12-Aug - L3D3 - 8:50
Did all pullups without any subs, just kipping. That's about all I have to say about that.
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on Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:41 am, edited 1 time in total.