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  • #106197
    nethru
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    Just started simplefit yesterday. I’m in pretty good shape so decided to start off at Level 5 to see how I do.

    I’m 5’5″, 155lbs and very active. I did a full 90 days of P90X and had good results but don’t feel like working out 1 to 1 1/2 hours every day any longer so looked into this workout as well as adding some days of HIIT/Sprinting in the middle with a little dumbel training.

    Week 1:

    Level 5 Day 1 – 28 Rounds

    Level 5 Day 2 – 4 min 20 secs

    Level 5 Day 3 – 3 min 19 secs

    Week 2:

    Level 6 Day 1 – 29 Rounds

    Level 6 Day 2 – 5 min 25 sec

    Level 6 Day 3 – 4min 33 sec

    Week 3:

    Level 7 Day 3 – 25 Rounds

    #119132
    cheapo
    Participant

    28 rounds is a good result.

    I would say you picked the right level at which to start and that you’ll be leveling up soon.

    #119133
    nethru
    Participant

    Level 5 Day 2 – 4min 20secs

    #119134
    nethru
    Participant

    Level 5 Day 3 – 3min 19sec

    Onto Level 6 :)

    #119135
    nethru
    Participant

    Level 6 – Day 1

    29 Rounds

    #119136
    nethru
    Participant

    Level 6 – Day 2

    5min 25sec

    #119137
    smooth
    Participant

    nethru wrote:

    Level 6 – Day 2

    5min 25sec

    As I’ve been progressing over the weeks, I’ve been looking at the comparison charts noting that my random peers have on average better D1 rounds but I’ve done pretty good on D3. I have been wondering about those D2’s.

    nethru put up a great L6D1 beating my 23. I just did L6D2 in 4:44. Now I would have thought that nethru by virtue of the super L6D1 would have also beat me on D2. Not the case.

    For me, that 3:00 minute rest is huge. nethru are you resting the entire time? I seem to get faster with each round going forward.

    My guess for our respective D3’s will be that you’ll do much better than me because you’ll need less recovery time to get through your pull-ups. I’d even guess you might break 5 minutes while I might linger on L6 a while.

    Good luck on your next workout. I’ll be curious about how it goes compared with mine.

    #119138
    nethru
    Participant

    I’m only taking about 30 second resists on my D2. I probably should take longer so I could push through the rounds faster for better time which would make more sense since I’m still fatigued when I’m going through the rounds right now. Looking at the numbers I think I will be able to make the 5 minute mark on Day 3 but only time will tell.

    Good luck on your Day 3 smooth :)

    #119139
    cheapo
    Participant

    Good post smooth!

    I only recently resumed timing my Day 2s, including timing the rest.

    I find myself well-rested after 3 minutes.

    If I rest only 2 minutes, the next round gets a lot harder, but I can get through it.

    Perhaps I’ll try reducing the rest yet further in an effort to improve my Day 3 performance as you describe.

    #119140
    smooth
    Participant

    cheapo wrote:

    Good post smooth!

    I only recently resumed timing my Day 2s, including timing the rest.

    I find myself well-rested after 3 minutes.

    If I rest only 2 minutes, the next round gets a lot harder, but I can get through it.

    Perhaps I’ll try reducing the rest yet further in an effort to improve my Day 3 performance as you describe.


    Thanks cheapo.

    The amount of rest on D2 raises an interesting question. Does one adhere to the 3 minute rest period or does one try to push through a bit quicker with the idea that you’ll be better prepared for D3? D2 is considered a strength day, but if you reduce your rest time it turns into a shorter but strenuous endurance day (D1).

    I’m not sure what to think. I like the idea preparing for D3’s on shorter rest, but I can see the value in resting as well. I don’t want my form to deteriorate to the point where it will hurt my strength day workout. And I know it would if I reduced my rest period.

    Ultimately, it’s probably up to our bodies to tell us what to do. Rest. Not rest. Probably different for everyone.

    Sorry about the log hijack, nethru.

    #119141
    Ruli
    Participant

    smooth wrote:

    Sorry about the log hijack, nethru


    i say that in advance, cause this is a very interesting topic for me as well.

    i only saw D2 as a pure strength day and didn’t pay must attention to workout/rest time. having read smooth and cheapo’s posts though, i might adjust my approach to D2.

    the common thread here is rest time in order to improve your D3 result. what i found works best for me to improve my time on D3, is to have two days rest before doing D3.

    in stead of: Mon D1; Wed D2; Fri D3; i do: Mon D1; Wed D2; Sat D3.

    you’ll be amased at what a difference the two day’s rest makes before you tackle D3!

    #119142
    cheapo
    Participant

    Ruli wrote:

    The common thread here is rest time in order to improve your D3 result. what i found works best for me to improve my time on D3, is to have two days rest before doing D3.

    instead of: Mon D1; Wed D2; Fri D3; i do: Mon D1; Wed D2; Sat D3.

    you’ll be amased at what a difference the two day’s rest makes before you tackle D3!

    I used to do M-W-F, but my schedule made Friday difficult and so I switched to Saturday mornings. It does make a difference! (Although staying up too late on Friday night counteracts any advantage. :( )

    #119143
    nethru
    Participant

    Level 6 Day 3 – 4min 33sec

    Don’t think I’ll be getting thru level 7 in one week Day 3 in Level 7 looks like it will be hard to do in 5 minutes.

    #119144
    smooth
    Participant

    nethru wrote:

    Level 6 Day 3 – 4min 33sec

    Don’t think I’ll be getting thru level 7 in one week Day 3 in Level 7 looks like it will be hard to do in 5 minutes.


    Congrats nethru.

    #119145
    nethru
    Participant

    My daughter took a pic of me after my Level 6 Day 3 workout all pumped-up LOL.

    [img]http://www.n0rp.org:8000/~sariel/Luigi-4-2-small.jpg[/img]

    I do other things besides Simplefit. My normal routine is:

    Sun: Dumbell Circuit Training 3 Rounds / 5 Min of Sprinting / Ab workout

    Mon: Day 1 Simplefit

    Tue: Dumbell Circuit Training 3 Rounds / 5 Min of Sprinting / Ab workout

    Wed: Day 2 Simplefit / 5 rounds of Blurpee 15 down to 10

    Thur: Rest

    Fri: Day 3 Simplefit / 40 Mins Yoga

    Sat: Rest

    Works out pretty well and each day except for Friday is only about 20 minutes.

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