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DonQuijote
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No updates yet. Putting in long hours at work, fighting to save my job :(
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I lost mine in May.
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volleyball_man wrote:I lost mine in May.
Sorry to hear that.
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Man, what a crappy month June was!

Long hours at work and then a viral chest infection but I'm back and raring to go... From L1!
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Have at thee SIR! There are always set-backs the key is not to quit! Hope your hard work saves the job!

Not to hijack your post, but sorry to hear about your job loss VBM! Hopefully something pans out for you. You've helped a lot of guys (myself included) and hopefully the old adage of good things happen to good people plays out here.
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No hijack at all! VBM's encouragement for everyone on the site is fantastic and makes me want to push on.

Judgement day for my job is on Tuesday.
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best of luck mate - trust things will go your way!!!
Godspeed.
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Thanks a bunch people! Send money!!! LOL

We are doing well. I am trying to get my Crossfit Affiliate off and running. Hopefully this will become my new career.
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Hopefully the Crossfit Affiliate works out. Imagine how many "testimonials" you could get just from people on this site. If you can motivate folks here I'd imagine you'd be exponentially better in person! Best of luck, it would be a great career!
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You rock! Thanks!
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Enough of that now, back to me!!

Finally got round to starting over again (think I've finally shrugged off the chest infection).

I'm starting from the beginning again due to my confusion over the whole pull-up/chin-up distinction. Turns out pull-ups are harder. Damn, I knew it was too good to be true.

L1D1 - 34 reps

Sounds ok, but there was no way I was going to manage 34 pull-ups so after every 3 reps with pull-ups I switched and did 3 with neutral grip to recover a bit. The push-ups and squats were fine so I didn't want to stand around until I was ready to do another pull-up, I thought it better to keep doing something.

I'll stay on L1 until I can manage without any neutral grip subs.
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Forgot to add, I've still got my job.

Horrendous day though, about 25% of our department's going :shock:.
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My company just announced layoffs this morning. So far I still have a job.
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i'm very happy for you guys regarding your jobs!
don, 34 rounds for D1 is damn good - congratulations!!!
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Thanks Ruli.

I'm going to take a leaf out of your book and stick on L1 for a few weeks, working on form, until I don't have to use subs for the pull-ups.

Once I'm happy that I've completed the level 'properly' then I'll move on!
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