7th May, 2012 — Workout — Pullups & Squats

Today’s the first day of my updated Routine. I’m starting with the Pullup routine, then transitioning to the Squats.

It was nice to be able to do more Horizontal Pulls than I was able to do last week — Progress!! — Although towards the last work set, things started getting heavy haha. I definitely had to stay focused to maintain a straight core throughout the pull, as well as the downward movement.

I also made sure to have my stopwatch handy between sets. I would take a 30 second break between the sets of the work sets, and a full 60 second break between each work set. I was slacking a little last week with regards to keeping the timing down. I think it will help my progress increase much more efficiently staying constant with it.

I’ve decided to nix the Shoulderstand Squats as well, every time I’m doing them for an extended period of time my Left arm from my elbow to my finger tips goes completely numb. I’m not sure if it’s my form, although its exactly as the picture and description say. I’m thinking its just some pinched nerve, as I’ve had that issue before. I’m just going to continue on from Jackknife squats forward. That last set of 41 was BRUTAL!! My legs were shaking on the last 10 — Mean’s some muscle tissue is tearing to make way for new growth 🙂

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1:

  • 15 Horizontal Pulls
  • 13 Horizontal Pulls

Set 2:

  • 13 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 3:

  • 9 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

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Warmup: Shoulderstand Squat / Jackknife Squat

  • 18 Shoulderstand Squats
  • 10 Jackknife Squats
  • 10 Jackknife Squats

Set 1:

  • 20 Jackknife Squats
  • 25 Jackknife Squats

Set 2:

  • 20 Jackknife Squats
  • 20 Jackknife Squats

Set 3:

  • 20 Jackknife Squats
  • 41 Jackknife Squats

 

 

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