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by ianjb
Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Workouts
Topic: zorgotron's log
Replies: 321
Views: 165274

zorg wrote:Maxrep Pullups was 12, 10 and 6 reps (PR!).
Congrautulations, a new PR always feels good!
by ianjb
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Workouts
Topic: Ruli's Log
Replies: 281
Views: 285749

Not if you are doing it from a dead hang.
by ianjb
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Workouts
Topic: Austin's log
Replies: 148
Views: 83223

And Holllllllllllllly crap! I knew that the rings would make push ups a bit harder, but I had NO IDEA this hard! So I decided to try push ups with home made rings today. What a surprise. I can do 40 regular push ups in one set but I was hard pressed to do 6 push ups from the rings. I have them susp...
by ianjb
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Ab wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 3403

Take a look at this:

http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/wheel.html

Impressive.

I made the homemade wheel in the article and yes, it's hard. Right now I'm only able to do it from the knee position ...
by ianjb
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: vbm's progress
Replies: 88
Views: 112611

One of the better father's day gifts!!!

Congratulations for your hard work and a great daughter.
by ianjb
Wed May 20, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Workouts
Topic: Ry's Log
Replies: 17
Views: 15958

For a rowing tabata, I set the interval time to 20 seconds, the rest time to 10 seconds, the mode set for distance and the resistance set low. I row the 20 seconds and write down the distance during the 10 seconds rest (a notepad and pen next to the concept 2). The score is the shortest distance for...
by ianjb
Thu May 14, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Workouts
Topic: vbm's log
Replies: 264
Views: 193696

Good luck with growing your CF affiliate program. This is a great way to get the word out and for people to see the results!
by ianjb
Mon May 11, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Nutrition
Topic: Weight gain and smoking
Replies: 6
Views: 6749

Ouch!
by ianjb
Thu May 07, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Fitness community
Topic: Life!
Replies: 10
Views: 8558

Many years ago, back in England, I was told the factory where I worked was going to be closed. I looked for another job and found one here in the U.S. Without that "incentive" I would probably still be in the UK. It turned out to be the best opportunity of my life. While I'm sure it really...
by ianjb
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Alternative pull up progression
Replies: 0
Views: 3426

Alternative pull up progression

I've been struggling with pull ups from a dead hang and have been looking for a simple way to assist the pull up. I see Tara has been successfully using the bands and I have read the page here http://www.simplefit.org/pullup.html . I came up with a simple but very effective method if you have a bala...
by ianjb
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: vbm's progress
Replies: 88
Views: 112611

Thanks for the encouragement! When I started last September I was struggling with both pull ups and push ups at level one. I'm still struggling with the pull ups but now I'm at level 4. The progress feels slow and I've had some injuries through pushing too hard but I have made real progress. Patienc...
by ianjb
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Fitness Goals
Topic: vbm's progress
Replies: 88
Views: 112611

Less than a year ago
volleyball_man wrote:Still at L1
The pullups will keep me there for a while. ...
That's amazing and inspiring progress. I will be very happy if I can manage a one arm pull up at the end of a year.
by ianjb
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Results
Replies: 7
Views: 7159

If the squats and push ups are not a problem then try substituting body rows for pull ups. The idea of day one is to get as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. A common technique is to use a clock to pace yourself and do one round say every minute. As you improve you can reduce the time between r...
by ianjb
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Fitness training
Topic: Results
Replies: 7
Views: 7159

Take a look these logs:
viewtopic.php?t=928
viewtopic.php?t=233
Just two of many impressive results!
by ianjb
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Workouts
Topic: Anubis' Log
Replies: 80
Views: 49679

When I started I couldn't do pull ups but I could sort of do chin ups. I went too quickly and got golfers elbow (pain on the inside of the elbow). I had to take several weeks off from chin ups but I could still do push ups and body rows. I did the body rows (overhand like pull ups not underhand like...