12th of July, 2012 — Workout — Pullups & Pushups

AMERICA – FK YEAH!! ( Sorry international viewers! )

Just celebrating a come from behind win with our softball team. Down 10-3 in the first inning =( Came back to win it with 23-14 ( not too positive on that, but its close ).

Anyway … back to the workout today. Feeling pumped after that win so today’s workout should be good. It’s some of my favorite workouts anyway. I’m hoping that I can get three sets of 12 on these damn’d Jackknife Pulls though! Wish me luck!!

I’ve some time to workout this time, so instead of doing other workouts during my 120s rest’s I’m going to shadow box / Jump rope. Man I love shadow boxing.f

With these Jackknife Pulls, I’m focusing on keeping my arms wide a bit – I want to hit my Lat’s more than my Biceps. I want my Lat’s proportionate to Mr. Bruce Lee’s. It’s quite an ambitious goal because that lil bastard was ripped. But he was also ~50-60lbs lighter than me haha. Nonetheless, I’ll just keep at it because those One-Arm Pullups are pretty manly. I’ll get there, as long as I don’t quit.

Hot Damn, that second set got pretty rough there the last 4 reps. I had a tough time keeping my arms past my shoulder’s and they twisted naturally into more of an actual Pullup motion ( palms facing me ). Either way, I’m for sure getting this damn’d 12 reps on the last set! I’m determined ( as long as my form is maintained throughout ). No reason to do it wrong, there’s always the next time.

HELL YEAH BRO! ( last three reps were full blown Pullups, but I’ll take it – always room for improvement ). I wish you guys could be here with me, as well as I with you. Completing little personal victories is such a satisfying feeling. Onto Pushups.

With these Wide Grip Pushups I’m actually using a four-down four-up count. Makes them much more intense and I feel as though it hits my pec’s so much harder with the added time.

Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned Pushup to get the evening going. I love doing these damnd things. After that first set of Uneven’s though, I might have to change my mind on that. Those bad boys were burning like hell on the last four reps on each side. Especially the side with the basketball under. Gonna keep at it though, I’m not quitter. Almost positive I won’t be able to get 12 reps / side for the last two sets though. We’ll see.

Made it though the second set ( barely, started shaking so bad on the seventh rep of the second side! ). I’m going to try to crank out these last 24, I’m going to have to dig deep b/c I feel really nauseous.

Man, what a night for accomplishments. Last set – Must’ve got my second wind – wasn’t easy that’s for sure, as soon as I switched to the other side I knew I was going to get it. Almost didnt make it on the last rep though! Had to use every ounce of strength I had left to maintain my form and push my exhausted body up. Feels good though 🙂

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Jackknife Pulls

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 2:

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 3:

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

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Warmup: Wide Grip Pushups

  • 12 Wide Grip Pushups
  • 12 Wide Grip Pushups

Set 1: Uneven Pushups

  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 2:

  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 3:

  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

 

9th of July, 2012 — Workout — Pullups, Squats, Bridges & Pushups

Seems as though these guys are the only one’s I get around too. I’m going to have to get some Bridge work in today somehow.

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Jackknife Pulls

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 2:

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 3:

  • 11 Jackknife Pulls

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Warmup: Full Squats

  • 12 Full Squats
  • 12 Full Squats

Set 1: Close Squats

  • 12 Close Squats

Set 2:

  • 12 Close Squats

Set 3:

  • 12 Close Squats

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Warmup: Straight Bridges

  • 12 Straight Bridges
  • 12 Straight Bridges

Set 1: Angled Bridges

  • 8 Angled Bridges

Set 2:

  • 8 Angled Bridges

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Warmup: Wide Grip Pushups

  • 12 Wide Grip Pushups ( four seconds up & down )
  • 12 Wide Grip Pushups ( four seconds up & down )

Set 1: Uneven Pushups

  • 10 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 10 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 2:

  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

5th of July, 2012 — Workout — Pullups, Squats, and Pushups

Starting things off with some Horizontal Pulls.

Raining again so I can’t write my thoughts … grrr!

POST WORKOUT THOUGHTS:

My left shoulder is definitely feeling the strain today! It doesn’t help that I worked out after we just had a softball game either. Not sure why its my left shoulder though, I suppose it could be from batting, or not giving myself enough rest time from my last workout?

I’m still finding it hard to struggle with the Squat routine. Even with the added weight they’re still cake. Maybe I’m actually that close to the Master Step of One Leg Squat! I’m hoping so.

It’s nice to see progress in the Pullup routines though. I’m trying to keep my hands wide to hit my lats more, but am finding it a bit difficult while using the suspended rings. Either way, I love doing them 🙂

Was going to do the HSPU routine this evening, but as I mentioned earlier my left shoulder was giving me a bit of caution. I think I’ll give it a few days to ‘heal’ up.

Diet’s not been the best the past week, and neither has the workouts. Holiday’s and the nice weather are an excellent test for me. I’m considering going basically vegetarian here for a while. Veggie’s have sufficient protein. I’m going to research it a bit more though before I jump on too hastily. Not sure how difficult it’s going to be to still have a mass gaining diet while not eating much meat. No way I can go full vegetarian though. I love my meats too much, but less of those red ones will give me much better health in the long run.

How’s your workouts been going? Leave me some comments on your struggles or achievements! 

P.s. HAPPY FREAKING FOURTH!!!

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls 

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Jackknife Pulls

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 2:

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 3:

  • 10 Jackknife Pulls

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Warmup: Full Squats

  • 12 Full Squats ( With Backpack full of 30lbs )
  • 12 Full Squats ( With Backpack full of 62lbs )

Set 1: Close Squats

  • 12 Close Squats ( With Backpack full of 62lbs )

Set 2:

  • 12 Close Squats ( With Backpack full of 62lbs )

Set 3:

  • 12 Close Squats ( With Backpack full of 62lbs )

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Warmup: Close Pushups

  • 12 Close Pushups
  • 12 Close Pushups

Set 1: Uneven Pushups

  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 12 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 2:

  • 9 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 9 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 3:

  • 9 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 9 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

3rd of July, 2012 — Workout — Pullups, Squats, Pushups, & Leg Raises

Man, between softball practice / games, hiking, and just general summer activities I’m finding my workout time’s are suffering a bit. Like in one of my previous post’s I had mentioned that I was considering consolidating my workouts into three days instead of the six that it’s currently at.

Starting today off with some Horizontal Pulls.

Started raining on me while working out so I was unable again to blog my thoughts while I was working out. Nonetheless, here was what was accomplished today:

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Jackknife Pulls

  • 12 Jackknife Pulls

Set 2:

  • 10 Jackknife Pulls

Set 3:

  • 9 Jackknife Pulls

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Warmup: Full Squats

  • 12 Full Squats
  • 12 Full Squats

Set 1: Close Squats

  • 12 Close Squats

Set 2:

  • 12 Close Squats

Set 3:

  • 12 Close Squats

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Warmup: Close Pushups

  • 12 Close Pushups
  • 12 Close Pushups

Set 1: Uneven Pushups

  • 7 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 7 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 2:

  • 10 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 10 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

Set 3:

  • 11 Uneven Pushups ( Right )
  • 11 Uneven Pushups ( Left )

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Warmup: Straight Leg Raises

  • 12 Straight Leg Raises
  • 12 Straight Leg Raises

Set 1: Hanging Knee Raises

  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

Set 2:

  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

Set 3:

  • 12 Hanging Knee Raises

28th of June, 2012 — Workout — Pullup, Squat, HSPU ( Net was down could’nt post! )

Hey all,

Sorry for the delay with some of my posts, but I’ve been out of town and my network was down while I was able to log things. I also need to update the progress page!

Here’s what was accomplished:

Warmup: Horizontal Pull

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Jackknife Pulls

  • 10 Jackknife Pulls

Set 2:

  • 9 Jackknife Pulls

Set 3:

  • 9 Jackknife Pulls

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Warmup: Half Squats

  • 15 Half Squats
  • 15 Half Squats

Set 1: Full Squats ( With backpack full of 62lbs )

  • 12 Full Squats

Set 2:

  • 12 Full Squats

Set 3:

  • 12 Full Squats

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Warmup: Crow Stands

  • 56s Crow Stand
  • 46s Crow Stand + 10s Crow Stand

Set 1: Wall Handstand

  • 30s Wall Handstand

Set 2:

  • 20s Wall Handstand + 10s Wall Handstand

Set 3:

  • 30s Wall Handstand

25th of June, 2012 — Workout — Pullups & Squats ( Forgot to post yesterday! )

I know you were all sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for my next post. Sorry to let you down yesterday, things got a bit hectic and I forgot to post my workout! Here it is:

Warmup: Horizontal Pull

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Jackknife Pull

  • 9 Jackknife Pulls

Set 2:

  • 7 Jackknife Pulls

Set 3:

  • 7 Jackknife Pulls

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Warmup: Half Squats

  • 15 Half Squats
  • 15 Half Squats ( With backpack full of 30lbs )

Set 1: Full Squats

  • 12 Full Squats ( With backpack full of 62lbs )

Set 2:

  • 12 Full Squats ( With backpack full of 62lbs )

Set 3:

  • 12 Full Squats ( With backpack full of 62lbs )

21st of June, 2012 — Workout — Pullups & Squats

Starting things off with some good ol’ Horizontal Pulls. I’m hoping to be done with these damn’d things here soon, I really want to progress onto the next step. I’m thinking with my new rep count and added resistance things will progress much more fluidly.

After the warmup I’m going to put my backpack on. I took the books out, but left the 20lbs worth of weights. If I can get all three sets with the 20lbs, I’ll for sure be onto the next step next round.

Man that extra 20 lbs makes things a bit more interesting thats for sure haha 🙂  Second set got super rough around rep eight. Hoping I can finish off this third set with exquisite form and get to 12 with the backpack on.

ROUND II

Moving onto Full Squats today – Starting with Half Squats with weights. First set I’m going to just use the backpack full of ~30lbs then if that’s not too bad I’m going to use dumbbells to try to get the reps down to 12.

It was for sure a bit harder, but I still couldnt get it hard enough for the 12 rep count. I posted a comment on /r/bodyweightfitness to ask if the 10-12 rep count for Bulk was also appropriate for the squats in Convict Conditioning.  Honestly doing the Full Squats isn’t much harder than the Half Squats. I’m definitely going to have to add weights, because the first set I felt like I could go for a while.

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1: Horizontal Pulls ( With backpack full of 20lbs )

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

Set 2: Horizontal Pulls ( With backpack full of 20lbs )

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

Set 3: Horizontal Pulls ( With backpack full of 20lbs )

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

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Warmup: Half Squats ( With backpack full of ~30lbs )

  • 25 Half Squats
  • 15 Half Squats ( With backpack full of ~30lbs & 2 x Dumbbells with 16lbs )

Set 1: Full Squats

  • 10 Full Squats

Set 2: Full Squats ( With backpack full of ~30lbs )

  • 20 Full Squats

Set 3: Full Squats ( With backpack full of ~30lbs )

  • 20 Full Squats

18th of June, 2012 — Workout — Pullups & Squats

BRUTAL — Only word I can think of to describe today’s workout. With being so busy ( excuse no. one ) I’ve not been able to keep up as well as I’d like in order to maintain a steady progression through these steps.

Here’s what was accomplished today though.

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1:

  • 18 Horizontal Pulls

Set 2:

  • 14 Horizontal Pulls

Set 3:

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

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Warmup: Half Squats

  • 25 Half Squats
  • 25 Half Squats

Set 1:

  • 50 Half Squats

Set 2:

  • 50 Half Squats

Set 3:

  • 50 Half Squats

 

11th of June, 2012 — Workout — Horizontal Pulls & Half Squats

OK back from a little chaotic of a weekend, ready to get my workout on! Today’s workout is brought to you by: ME:)

Check back for the video’s from the past few workouts, I’ve been busy so I’ll get those uploaded and posted hopefully Wednesday!

Warmup: Horizontal Pulls

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1:

  • 16 Horizontal Pulls

Set 2:

  • 14 Horizontal Pulls

Set 3:

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

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Warmup: Half Squat

  • 10 Half Squats
  • 10 Half Squats

Set 1:

  • 20 Half Squats

Set 2:

  • 20 Half Squats

Set 3:

  • 25 Half Squats

7th of June, 2012 — Workout — Pullups & Squats

I wasn’t able to blog while I was working out today but here’s the stats:

Check back tomorrow for the video’s of the past two day’s workouts 🙂

Warmup: Horizontal Pull

  • 10 Horizontal Pulls
  • 10 Horizontal Pulls

Set 1:

  • 14 Horizontal Pulls

Set 2:

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

Set 3:

  • 12 Horizontal Pulls

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Warmup: Supported Squats

  • 20 Supported Squats
  • 20 Supported Squats

Set 1: Half Squats

  • 10 Half Squats

Set 2:

  • 15 Half Squats

Set 3:

  • 20 Half Squats