23rd of August, 2012 — Workout — Half Pulls, Half Hand Stand Pushups, Half One-Leg Squat

Was a good workout today.

Sets 1-6: Jump Rope

  • 3 min Jump Rope

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Warmup: Wide Grip Pullups

  • 11 Wide Grip Pullups
  • 10 Wide Grip Pullups

Set 1: Half Pulls

  • 12 Half Pulls

Set 2: 

  • 12 Half Pulls

Set 3:

  • 12 Half Pulls

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Warmup: Close & Uneven Squats

  • 12 Close Squats
  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Right )

Set 1: Half One-Leg Squats

  • 6 Half One-Leg Squat ( Left )
  • 6 Half One-Leg Squat ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 7 Half One-Leg Squat ( Left )
  • 7 Half One-Leg Squat ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 6 Half One-Leg Squat ( Left )
  • 6 Half One-Leg Squat ( Right )

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Warmup: Crow Stand

  • 30s Crow Stand

Set 1: Half Hand Stand Pushups

  • 8 Half Hand Stand Pushups

Set 2:

  • 9 Half Hand Stand Pushups

Set 3:

  • 9 Half Hand Stand Pushups
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18th of August, 2012 — Workout — Pushups, HSPU, Leg Raises

Good Afternoon class, today’s lesson is going to be 1/2 One-Arm Pushups, Hanging Frog Raises, and I think I’m going to do some Half HSPU.

Starting things off with Jump Roping. Went and extra round today because I was really feeling the rhythm today.

I love the Leg Raises series, well the one’s where you’re hanging. I like having to keep my shoulders in the proper position while hanging.

Doing the 1/2 One-Arm Pushups are so hard! I got one more rep in on each arm the first set though, which is always nice. But I’m thinking these are going to be a slow progression! How bad A will it be though once I get to full One-Arm Pushups 🙂

The Leg Raises weren’t too much of a struggle today. I may have to get some weights, although the last three on the third set, did kind of get rough.

As for the HSPU’s it’s nice to actually start doing them, instead of just holding the Wall Handstand for so long. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do them without a wall soon, the balance seems to get better each time, so I’m fairly positive they will.

My shoulders are for sure getting a workout today. Feels good.

Sets 1-7: Jump Rope

  • 3 min Jump Rope

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Warmup: Uneven Pushups

  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Left )
  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 12 Decline Wide Grip Pushups

Set 1: 1/2 One-Arm Pushups

  • 6 Wide Feet 1/2 One-Arm Pushups ( Left )
  • 6 Wide Feet 1/2 One-Arm Pushups ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 7 Wide Feet 1/2 One-Arm Pushups ( Left )
  • 7 Wide Feet 1/2 One-Arm Pushups ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 6 Wide Feet 1/2 One-Arm Pushups ( Left )
  • 6 Wide Feet 1/2 One-Arm Pushups ( Right )

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Warmup: Hanging Bent Knee Raises

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises
  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

Set 1: Hanging Frog Raises

  • 12 Hanging Frog Raises

Set 2:

  • 12 Hanging Frog Raises

Set 3:

  • 12 Hanging Frog Raises

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Warmup: 

  • 30s Crow Stand
  • 25s Wall Handstand

Set 1: Half HandStand Pushup

  • 6 Half HSPU’s

Set 2:

  • 6 Half HSPU’s

Set 3:

  • 7 Half HSPU’s

12th of August — Workout — HSPU & Bridges

Hey o’ fellow convicters. wasn’t going to workout today, but I felt the need to do something this evening. Hitting the routine hard tomorrow!

Phone formatting!

EDIT: Updated Formatting

Warmup: Crow Stands / Wall Headstands

  • 30s Crow Stands
  • 30s Wall Headstands

Set 1: Wall handstand

  • 30s Wall Handstand

Set 2:

  • 30s Wall Handstand

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Warmup: Straight Bridges

  • 12 Straight Bridge
  • 12 Straight Bridge

Set 1: Angled Bridges

  • 12 Angled Bridges

10th of August, 2012 — Workout — Squats & HSPU

Ok I should have time to format and get some thoughts in this evening. Heading up to my other apartment for the weekend so I’ll catch up with all you calisthenics freaks Monday!

-B

UPDATE:

Not too much to write about this time, only thing of note would be this time my shoulders were the weakest link for the Wall Handstands. It’s normally my wrists which give me issues, but I think between the Pushup & Pullups yesterday really beat them up.

I was very happy to be able to finally get all three sets of 12 reps for the Uneven Squats! That made me very happy ( after I finished, because during it was rough 🙂 ). Thinking I’m going to give them another round or two perhaps, before I move onto the next step.

Sets 1-6: Jump Rope

  • 3 Min Jump Rope

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Warmup: Close Squats

  • 12 Close Squats
  • 12 Close Squats

Set 1: Uneven Squats

  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 12 Uneven Squats ( Right )

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Warmup: Crow / Wall Handstands

  • 30s Crow Stand
  • 30s Wall Handstand

Set 1: Wall Handstand

  • 45s Wall Handstand

Set 2:

  • 55s Wall Handstand

Set 3:

  • 52s Wall Handstand

6th of August, 2012 — Workout — Squats, Leg Raises & HSPU

Well as I promised heres what was accomplished in today’s workout.

Warmup: Close Squats

  • 12 Close Squats
  • 12 Close Squats

Set 1: Uneven Squats

  • 10 Uneven Squats

Set 2:

  • 12 Uneven Squats

Set 3:

  • 12 Uneven Squats

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Warmup: Hanging Knee Raises

  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises
  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

Set 1: Hanging Bent Leg Raises

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

Set 2:

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

Set 3:

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

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Warmup: Crow & Wall Handstands

  • 30s Crow Stands
  • 30s Wall Handstand

Set 1: Wall Handstand

  • 61s Wall Handstand

Set 2:

  • 50s Wall Handstand

Set 3:

  • 47s Wall Handstand

 

Check back tomorrow for the formatting and my thoughts on today’s workout.

Let me wake up to some comments on how your workout went today!

30th of July, 2012 — Workout — HSPU, Bridges, Pullups & Squats

Alright my fellow Convicts lets see what you’ve got in you today. Monday, lets do good today!

Hoping to get a lot accomplished today. Took a few days breather to let myself recover fully, and now I’m going to get it done today. Well I did play a pickup game of soccer on Saturday – Havent done that in a while.

So I’m very anxious to get this CC done, because of the Olympics I really want to get working on the routines in this book I’m going to get called ‘Overcoming Gravity.’ Seems like it would be a very fun routine. I’m not going to quit CC though, because Its worked wonders for my overall strength. I also want all of the Master Steps!

Whoo it was nice to crank out nine reps on that second set of Uneven Squats! Feels good 🙂 Things get a bit easier the more and more I do those ( Well I’d hope so right! ). My balance and overall flexibility improves every time I work my legs.

The tenth and eleventh reps on the last set were outrageous. When I got to ninth rep, I kept saying Two More – I can get two more. Hot damn I did, another satisfying Leg Workout – These bad boys are getting strong!

I’m alternating between the Uneven Squat series & the Hand Stand Pushup ( HSPU ) series today. After the warmup on my HSPU’s I’m going to try to max out with each hold. Not that I don’t on the others, but I’ve a goal in mind of at least 60s when I do them. This time I’m not putting a limit on myself. See how far I can push myself

haha, well despite my mindset, my body could still only support me for 62s for the first ‘ rep.’ Things will hopefully improve for the second set. Same thing for the second set. No bother, I’ll get em on this third set. Suppose this max deal isn’t working out so well for me. I’m going to watch the timer this time and try to force my body to get to at least 65s. Suppose it could be a bad idea to try to do the Horizontal Pulls at the same time of the HSPU – both seem to work my shoulders a bit?

Eh, couldn’t quite get it without potential Injury. It may be my first plateau! My left shoulder’s the weak link this time. Well no need to be discouraged, I’ll get it next time 🙂

Well I can’t quite get to my ladder I normally use for the Jackknife Pullups so I’m going to have borrow and exercise from the next series in the Pullup Series … the winner is: Half Pullups!

Those things weren’t too bad, only issue is I’m doing them on Rings and I have to keep focused on keeping my palms facing out in an actual pullup move. Going down halfway was interesting as well. Stopping the negative put the burn’n on my biceps and Lats. I’m going to start on the Bridge Series as I do these Pullups

Damn, didnt expect to get nine reps on the second set of those Half Pullups. Biceps are on fire though – Might’ve forgot to leave some in the tank for the next set — Not too shabby for the first time doing those I’d say? I still want to get my form much better doing the Jackknife Pulls. I honestly think the challenge of using the Rings makes it more fun, and obviously more intense.

Second to last set on those Angled Bridges, at ~ rep eight, that weakness started to creep in on me – ‘Hey you only need to get 10 reps, that’s what you got last time, therefore its OK this time also.’ Wouldn’t let that lil bastard influence me, I knew I could get at least one more rep, was a challenge though.

Hell yeah, got that done. For the last set once I got to six reps, I started my count over again, and TOLD myself that I just did six, That means I know I can get these last six.

Excellent workout today folks, I’m not hearing much from you guys, leave me a comment on how your routines are going? Any Achievements, or struggles, I want to hear them!

-Ban

Sets 1-6: Jump rope

  • 3 min Jump Rope

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Warmup: Close Squats 

  • 12 Close Squats
  • 12 Close Squats

Set 1: Uneven Squats

  • 7 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 7 Uneven Squats ( Right )

Set 2:

  • 9 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 9 Uneven Squats ( Right )

Set 3:

  • 11 Uneven Squats ( Left )
  • 11 Uneven Squats ( Right )

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Warmup: Wall Handstands

  • 30s Wall Handstand
  • 40s Wall Handstand

Set 1: Wall Handstand

  •  62s Wall Handstand

Set 2:

  • 50s Wall Handstand

Set 3:

  • 50s Wall Handstand

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Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Half Pullup

  • 8 Half Pullups

Set 2:

  • 9 Half Pullups

Set 3:

  • 7 Half Pullups

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Warmup: Straight Arm Bridge

  • 12 Straight Arm Bridges
  • 12 Straight Arm Bridges

Set 1: Angled Bridges

  • 10 Angled Bridges

Set 2:

  • 11 Angled Bridges

Set 3:

  • 12 Angled Bridges!

26th of July, 2012 — Workout — HSPU & Leg Raises

BOO ITS RAINING! Don’t like to bring my laptop out into the rain 🙂

Here’s what was accomplished today:

Set 1 – 6: Jump Rope

  • 3min Jump Rope

Warmup: Hanging Knee Raises

  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises
  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

Set 1: Hanging Bent Leg Raises

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

Set 2:

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

Set 3:

  • 12 Hanging Bent Leg Raises

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Warmup: Wall Handstand

  • 20s Wall Handstand

Set 1:

  • 60s Wall Handstand

Set 2:

  • 60s Wall Handstand

Set 3:

  • 60s Wall Handstand