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Week 120

Postby cheapo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:45 pm

Week 120
    Monday, July 12, 2010
    D1L7:
      28 (+5 cf. previous D1L7, ±0 cf. previous PR)
      Equalled my PR, but I think I used somewhat better form!

      Pictures.
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    D2L7:
      Skipped.
    Sunday, July 17, 2010
    D3L7:
      5'44" PR (-0'32" cf. previous D3L7, -0'32" cf. previous PR)
      Pull-ups: 40 (30-5-4-1)
      Push-ups: 80 (32-14-12-8-4-6-4)
      Squats: 80 (50-14-16)

      32 seconds faster: VERY PLEASED!
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Week 121

Postby cheapo » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:51 am

Week 121
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    D1L7:
      28+1 (±0 cf. previous D1L7, ±0 cf. previous PR)

      I watched a video of some dude doing something like a SimpleFit-type circuit and I noticed how fast the guy moved between exercises.
      I decided to try to improve my numbers by really racing between the exercises.
      I got 10 rounds in the first 5 minutes! But things slowed down after.

      29 rounds would have been a new PR, but I didn't finish the 29th round until after the buzzer.

      The video I watched is here (check at 0:52) and is from Pacome Training out of Montreal.

      Pictures.

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    D2L7:
      Skipped.
    Saturday, July 24, 2010
    D3L7:
      Skipped
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Week 122

Postby cheapo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:20 am

Week 122
    Monday, July 26, 2010
    D1L7:
      29+1 PR (+1 cf. previous D1L7, +1 cf. previous PR)

      I was hoping for 30 rounds.
      I was on between the 6th and 7th push-up of the 30th round when time ran out.
      Still happy.
      Always nice to improve.
      Felt stronger too.

      Pictures.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    D2L7:
      10'08" PR (New Format) (-0'54" cf. previous D2L7, -0'54" cf. previous PR)
      8/24/40: 1'08"
      32/96/160: 9'00"
      Pull-Ups: 20-6-5-1
      Push-Ups: 40-12-10-10-8-8-5-3
      Squats: 50-10-20-20-20-22-18
    Saturday, July 31, 2010
    D3L7:
      Skipped.

      At a friend's cottage on Prince Edward Island.
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Week 123

Postby cheapo » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:40 am

Week 123
    Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    D1L7:
      21 (-8 cf. previous D1L7, -8 cf. previous PR)

      After a long weekend out of town, staying up late, eating, drinking, and only a few hours after giving blood, I turned in this sub-par effort.
      It was a good weekend though.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    D2L7:
      Skipped.
    Saturday, August 7, 2010
    D3L7:
      5'35" PR (-0'41" cf. previous D3L7, -0'41" cf. previous PR)
      Pull-ups: 40 (30-4-4-2)
      Push-ups: 80 (30-10-8-8-8-8-5-3)
      Squats: 80 (50-15-15)

      41 seconds fasterrrr!!!!
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Weeks 124 - 127

Postby cheapo » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:25 am

Weeks 124 - 126
    Skipped.

      Week 124 was bananas at work.
      Weeks 125 & 6 were a vacation.


Week 127
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    D1L7:
      22 (+1 cf. previous D1L7, -7 cf. previous PR)

      Over the past week (maybe longer), I've been noticing some soreness, a bit like DOMS, in my belly when my lumbar spine is contracted/hips tilted forward. On Monday, when I hung from the bar to begin my workout, I noticed the pain, and, having no distractions, palpated the area and found a small lump (about the size of half a grape) just above my navel. While on vacation, I helped my brother hang some sheetrock on his living room ceiling, I am not sure this is the cause, but it seems likely.

      I don't think it happened all at once. I think it occurred gradually and could have been aggravated by any number of non-fitness-related activities, i.e. lifting something, playing catch, etc. All of which means that while SimpleFit may have contributed, all it did was speed the failure of a weak area of my abdominal wall, a failure that would likely have occurred anyway, maybe at age 50, when surgery is more risky, etc.

      I am in the best shape of my life. That's worth a lot to me. I hope this is just a bump in the road.

      I saw a doctor today and he said I could continue my workouts, albeit with somewhat less intensity. I'll see a specialist in a month or two.

      I worked out using an unused soccer goal at the soccer field where my son was practicing. It was HOT. Also, hanging from top bar of the goal made pull-ups a good deal harder. A Ø3" pipe is hard to grip!

    Thursday, September 2, 2010
    D2L7:
      7'13"

      Another outdoor workout. HOT again. (Looking forward to hurricane Earl breaking the back of this heat wave.)

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Re: cheapo's log

Postby Ruli » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:21 am

best of luck with the recovery cheapo.....hope it's not too serious!!!
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Week 128 - 130

Postby cheapo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:00 pm

Weeks 128 - 129
    Skipped.

      Weeks 128 & 9 were busy, but mostly I was waylaid by my hernia and hit with my (apparently) annual hibernation urge. After my last Day 2, I was hit with a bout of nausea which I attributed to hernia + workout. I now think the nausea was just a bug (my wife and son had it too), but the association between working out (with a hernia) and nausea was made (cf.aversion therapy) and I really didn't relish the idea of working out anymore!


Week 130
    Monday, September 20, 2010
    D1L7:
      22 (±0 cf. previous D1L7, -7 cf. previous PR)

      Nothing special, but:
      1. I worked out.
      2. I guess I gotta take it a little easy, what with the hernia and all.

      Pictures.
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Re: cheapo's log

Postby zorg » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:12 am

So, how's it going? Hope you get better soon!
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Week 131

Postby cheapo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:02 am

Week 131
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    D1L7:
      23 (+1 cf. previous D1L7, -6 cf. previous PR)

      I worked hard and only managed one more round than last week.
      Oh well—working hard counts for something!


    Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    D2L7:
      7'13"

      ...

    Saturday, October 2, 2010
    D3L7:
      5'35" PR (-0'41" cf. previous D3L7, -0'41" cf. previous PR)
      Pull-ups: 40 ()
      Push-ups: 80 ()
      Squats: 80 ()

      ...

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Weeks 132 & 133

Postby cheapo » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:33 pm

Week 132
      Skipped.


Week 133
    Saturday, October 16, 2010
    D1L7:
      20 (-3 cf. previous D1L7, -9 cf. previous PR)

      I'm back.
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Week 134

Postby cheapo » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:30 pm

Week 134
    Monday, October 25, 2010
    D1L7:
      23 (+3 cf. previous D1L7, -6 cf. previous PR)

      I'm...still at it.
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    D2L7:
      Untimed.

      I used strict form for pull-up and push-ups. I didn't pay too much attention to form on squats as I think my form is pretty good as-is.
      Pull-ups with no swinging or kipping and with straight arms and good extension of the shoulders: HARD.
      Push-ups with chest (almost) to the floor and with shoulders extended fully forward at the top of the push-up: ALSO HARD.
      Ugh.

      I tweaked my push-up form based on this article

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Week 135

Postby cheapo » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:44 pm

Week 135
    Saturday, November 6, 2010
    D1L7:
      21 (-2 cf. previous D1L7, -8 cf. previous PR)

      I'm...still, still at it...

      Today I worked out at the gym at CFB Shearwater. My son is playing indoor soccer this winter and his team had a practice there. I wasn't sure I would be able to find a pull-up bar that was available or that I would be allowed to use, but I brought some workout clothes along in case I did. I found a pull-up bar in an exercise room and gave it a go.

      The pull-up bar was wall-mounted and the distance from bar to wall was such that my kipping was limited. Also, the bar was slightly narrower than my bar at home. Both of these changes made the work MUCH harder. My sporadic workouts are likely also making things harder.

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    D2L7:
      Untimed.

      After the pain of Saturday's workout, I decided that, because they were so much harder, the narrow(er) grip pull-ups are the way to go. Also I did my push-ups with a narrower hand placement and with my elbows at, or at least closer than usual, to my sides. Both are tough, tough, tough, but I look forward to big gains, like a beginner gets in those first few monstrous workouts.


    Saturday, October 30, 2010
    D3L7:
      5'35" PR (-0'41" cf. previous D3L7, -0'41" cf. previous PR)
      Pull-ups: 40 ()
      Push-ups: 80 ()
      Squats: 80 ()

      ...

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Week 140

Postby cheapo » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:59 am

Week 140
    Sunday, December 5, 2010
    D1L7:
      18 (-3 cf. previous D1L7, -11 cf. previous PR)

      Too busy.
      Not eating as well as I should.
      (I still avoid fast food, but have been eating too many carbs and too much in general.)

      Lousy performance, but at least I did it.

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
    D2L7:
      Untimed.

      ...

    Saturday, December 11, 2010
    D3L7:
      5'35" PR (-0'41" cf. previous D3L7, -0'41" cf. previous PR)
      Pull-ups: 40 ()
      Push-ups: 80 ()
      Squats: 80 ()

      ...

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Week 141

Postby cheapo » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:37 pm

Week 141
    Saturday, December 11 2010
    D1L7:
      19 (+1 cf. previous D1L7, -10 cf. previous PR)

      I am eating better this week.

      Still unimpressive numbers, but pull-ups were done on a narrow bar which makes them MUCH harder (for me, at least).

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    D2L7:
      Untimed.

      It has been quite a while since I did a Day 2 (or a Day 3, for that matter).
      Will this be the week where I get all three again, like in the old days?

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Week 142

Postby cheapo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:35 pm

Week 142
    Monday, December 20, 2010
    D1L7:
      22 (+3 cf. previous D1L7, -7 cf. previous PR)

      Urg.

      Ack.

      Oog.

      Office party Friday night.
      Saturday spent recovering.
      Sunday: renovations in the morning; hockey game in the evening.

      I kinda lost count today, but it sure felt like 22...I mean, I'm pretty sure. I hope it was 22, because if that's what 20 or 21 feels like now, then I am in rough shape indeed!

    Thursday, December 20, 2010
    D2L7:
      Untimed.

      Day 2 is always surprisingly hard.

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