June 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm #106686
Just finished week number 2. I am sure I could have started at week 3 but with my tendency to hurt myself by overdoing I thought it would be prudent to start on week one and work my way up.
I am 43, M, 206lbs. At my heaviest I was 265. I have been a barefoot runner for years and a paleo practitioner for about a year and a half. I signed onto this program because I wanted to structure my workouts a bit more. I have been a firm believer in bodyweight exercises for years. I have recently been enamored with handstand pushups, planches, ring work and such and aspire to be able to do those things within the year. On top of being able to do those things, I still want to be lighter. I know it is all about what I eat and portion size as well as good calorie burning exercises. I have it all under control except the portions. My lust for chicken gets me every time. Otherwise I eat a good paleo diet.
Below are my stats for the first two weeks. I intend to post regularly.
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Thanks in advance for your support.
BK <-- Not the lounge, but the kick ass rock throwing kiltJune 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm #123283dolemParticipant
Pretty fast times, you’ll move up quickly. Like the fancy format.June 19, 2012 at 12:07 am #123284 L3D1
Adding that second pull-up into the mix had me feeling like I was working. It was interesting to notice how my mind, as the rounds increased would come up with delay tactics to slow me down. There was a sense that I needed to coax myself onward while my mind was telling me to check the clock or what grip did you last use on the pull-up bar, etc.
I have to say over the years I have hammered into my head that the muscles need a solid day (at least) of recovery before I tax them again, but that was when I was lifting heavy weights. On the days where I am not doing this, I have a jones to do some more work because I feel fine; better than fine. On those days I tend to work on my hand stand conditioning and go for runs etc. Perhaps I am too low in the levels to really worry about it and when I get higher up I will need to worry about that more. If you have any feedback around recovery time, I am willing to hear it.June 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm #123285
4:31 Total – No breaks
rnd1 – 48.2
rnd2 – 55.8
rnd3 – 1:01.4
rnd4 – 52.5
rnd5 – 53.1
Whatever I said on the last round about muscle recovery, forget it. I have had slight soreness from shoulders to knees. That being said, going through this workout as fast as I did surprised me.June 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm #123286KTGParticipant
Great times! You’re clearly ready to move up.June 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm #123287 Thanks. I guess I am. For some reason L3 D3 looked daunting to me so I wanted to see what would happen. Quite please and ready to move up
L3D3 – 2:12 – total
Pull-ups – 13 + 3 :45.5
Push-ups – 33 :39.0
Squats – 33 :45.0
The day is awesome. Going for a run, gonna work on my handstands. Feeling psyched.June 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm #123288
L4D1 – 30 Rounds
Same exactly the same number of rounds as last week L3D1.
What is up?!? Oh yeah, I did that!June 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm #123289brmc72Participant
Nice job! You’ll probably bust through level 4 this week and start up with level 5 next week!June 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm #123290brmc72 wrote:
Nice job! You’ll probably bust through level 4 this week and start up with level 5 next week!
Thanks. I hope so. It just goes to prove that if I went with the limits that my mind tries to set for me, I wouldn’t get very far in life.
L4D2 Total time 5:27
Round 1 0:51.3
Round 2 0:59.5
Round 3 1:05.0
Round 4 1:07.8
Round 5 1:23.4
I am pretty happy with this. I was really challenged with the the push/pull-ups on the last round and slowed way down, which is a beautiful thing. I love that burn, and the post workout wobblies that indicates I gave my arms a good challenge. I feel confident that I will cruise through D3 and will be on my way to L5 next week but it ain’t over ’till the fat lady says it’s over.June 28, 2012 at 1:12 am #123291dolemParticipant
I got 30 rounds on my L4D1 this week too, hopefully we’ll both move up. I’m on my third week at level 4.June 28, 2012 at 2:04 am #123292 Yeah, I saw that. I’ll give it my all if you will.June 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm #123293 L4D3
I went into this workout with some trepidation. My lower back was sore from doing an old fashioned hole digging last night. My town buried an anniversary time capsule and one of the residents saw me on the sidelines, threw me a shovel, and said with a grin “Start filling!” Who am I to argue. I had other aches and pains from a very physical improvisational theater class that I have been leading with a bunch of exuberant kids. All these aches had me pacing and feeling not up to my game.
I started the timer and wanted to stop it and have a do over, but soldiered on.
13, 4, 2, 1 Pull-ups
30, 11 Push-ups
I was surprised when I looked at my finishing time. I would never have believed I had a minute and a half left on the clock before I would have to consider redoing the week. There was almost a panic that kept driving me forward. That kind of attitude is silly, and possibly harmful, I know, but for some reason I was both attached to advancing and fearful that I wouldn’t make time. I don’t think my form suffered, and my arms were hardly operational at the end.June 29, 2012 at 12:14 am #123294Rosencrantz1Participant
Nice numbers!June 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm #123295KTGParticipant Fantastic! That’s great work getting through L4. I’m particularly impressed by your getting in the pretty big sets at the start of the D3 exercises. That bodes well for your work on L5.June 30, 2012 at 2:59 am #123296 Ha! Just realized I did my D3 workout a day early. Ah well I will be well rested for L5D1 come Monday.
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