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Horizontal Pulls

1:14

The last one took alot of effort.

 

10 Half Squats

3:30 Full Squats

Felt really close to vomiting, I assume because of an extremely sedentary day and lack of doing squats for a while. I rubbed some ice on my scalp and belly breathing till it passed. The ice helped the most.

I wasn’t able to do nearly as many push-ups or leg raises as I expected today. I think the main reason is because I am visiting my girlfriend and so I already get a pretty good workout going out and doing stuff with her. Lets hope that is the reason, haha.

(Rest=3min)

Warm Up

1:20 wall-ups

Rest

1:15 wall-ups

Rest

Incline Push-ups(using gymnast rings)

1:40

Rest

1:25

Rest

1:18

Rest

Flat Leg Raises from the floor

1:16

Rest

1:11

 

Incredibly disappointing until I realized the reason was the fun I’ve been having. Hopefully next week I’ll return to my normal increases.

I forgot to workout until the evening because I had to get a trailer hitch put on my car very early today. So no Yoga :/

 

3sets:20reps of Incline Push-Ups using my gymnast rings.

3min rests between sets

1:13 Straight Leg Raises from the floor

3min rest

1:10

 

It was hard to do the leg raises, perhaps I should have started farther back in the progression, but I will be taking my time with them anyways. The push-ups were pretty easy until the last 5. Pacing myself to get the most out of each level of the progressions. I wish I had as good a place to use my gymnast rings in St. Augustine as I do here at my mom’s place.

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

2 minutes dead posture

Using my Gymnast rings again for a version of pull-ups. Horizontal pull-ups. It looks like a push-up but upside down.

Horizontal Pull-ups:

1:10

3min rest

1:6

3min rest

Full Squats(body-weight)

2:10

 

I am taking it realllly easy, because I am sick, and I just don’t feel like rushing. Still following the progressions in Convict Conditioning. I spent forever lamenting not having a place to do pull-ups in St. Augustine, but now I think I’ll just use playgrounds during school hours so that it won’t bother people.

 

I have a bit of a wheeze and a cough and I sniff pretty often, but I got tired of taking inhaled steroids for the wheeze so I figured I could workout and do yoga and that would fix me up better.

 

2 minutes Headstand

2 minutes Shoulder stand

2 minutes Deep forward bend

2 minutes Matsyendrasana (in each direction)

2 minutes Bhujangasana

5-7 minutes dead posture

A bit later I set up my gymnast rings and used them to do push-ups

2:20 Incline Push-ups

2:10 Leg raises on the floor.

 

It all felt great.

I still haven’t found a tree or playground to set up my gymnast rings at, so I am skipping the ab work I’d normally do. I might do something before bed, but I am just taking a day off and will find a place tomorrow when I am less busy.

sets:reps per set

2:30 Chest-level pull-ups

1:20

This was really exciting. I don’t feel completely comfortable with my form, but I will improve that next time since I’ll be stronger. I just feel like half an inch off from where my chest should be at the top, but without a bar I don’t have anything to touch my chest to.

Making myself Mongolian Fire Eggs as a treat for exercising even though I am busy. I know I said I would talk more about those, and I will, but I’ve been too busy to make the recipe attractive.

I was feeling sore in my shoulders and wasn’t going to work out, but decided that was a stupid reason, at the last minute when I could still have time to workout today.

I am working up to what they call Horizontal Pulls in Convict Conditioning. I use adjustable gymnast rings that attach to a door frame and also anything I can wrap the cords around. At the moment I get into a position that is similar to pulling-up to a bar set at chest height for me. I am working down to hip level.

1:30 Chest-pulls

1:25

1:20

2:20 Straight leg lifts. Essentially just laying on the floor and lifting my legs till they are point straight up, I usually push my hips off the floor to make it more about my abs than my qua.

I have a problem now in that I am 6’4 and the pull-up bars are not tall enough. Normally I would move to those and hang while doing the next part of the progression for the abs. instead I might have to hold myself up on something like a captain’s chair or find somewhere in town where I can set up my gymnast rings.

Today I didn’t have much time, but in order to try and stay awake in an evening class I did my workout right before it.

Sets:reps

1:20 straight leg raises from the floor
1:15

1:30 chest-level pulls using my gymnast rings attachted to a door frame.
1:22
1:18

I take 3min rests between all sets and exercises so I can better track strength gains instead of recovery.

It was a good day and I felt very strong the whole time. I think eating healthy today helped me out alot.