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18/11/2009

In Logs on November 18, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
4 hours

Workout:
Today is supposed to be a skills/rest day. I was planning to do 3 sets of chin-up negatives and that’s it, but I only did 1 set. Before I did any negatives, I attempted to do one full pull-up with a pull-up grip, and I actually did it! But then when I switched back to the chin-up grip to do negatives, my left bicep started hurting a lot. It’s been bothering me for the last few weeks when I do chin-ups. The pull-up didn’t hurt at all though, because I guess it’s not as bicep intensive. The next day I was planning to do negatives was Friday, so I think on Friday I’ll switch to neutral grip negatives, or pull-up grip negatives.

Metcon: Annie
50-40-30-20-10 of:
Double-unders
Sit-ups
[Time: Horrible. It was like 25:31 or something. Since Annie was the prescribed WOD for today at the gym, all the ropes were being used. The ones that were left were all stretched out and I tried doing double-unders but it was just not happening. I eventually chose the best one out of what was left, but it didn’t go well in the WOD. I was struggling just to get one double-under at a time. I also struggled to get singles; I usually do 3 or 4 singles before I do a double, and then I alternate single-double-single-double, but this time I was failing before even getting to the first double! Stupid rope! Maybe next time. I haven’t done double-unders in a while (I think Oct 30 was the last time), so I was out of practice as well and couldn’t find my rhythm at all. :(]

Oh well. Tomorrow I attempt a 100 lb back squat!!!! If I do it, it will be 15 lbs over my pre-SS PR (which I still think was a true PR despite being so low, since I was stuck there for a loooong time).

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17/11/2009

In Starting Strength on November 17, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
4 hours

Workout:
Starting Strength:
Deadlift 5@ 140 lbs (+5 from last Tuesday)

Metcon:
5 power cleans @ 135 lbs (men), 95 lbs (women)
10 burpees
AMRAP in 10 minutes
[5 rounds. 65 lbs for power cleans.]

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16/11/2009

In Starting Strength on November 16, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
4 hours

Workout:
Starting Strength:
Squat 5/5/5 @ 95 lbs (+5 from Thursday) — PR!
Press 5/5/5 @ 42 lbs (+5 from last Monday)

Pull-ups:
3 sets of 5 chin-up grip negatives, held each for at least 6 seconds

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13/11/2009

In Starting Strength on November 13, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
4 hours

Workout:
Starting Strength:
Power clean 5/5/5 @ 72 lbs (+5 from last Friday)

Metcon:
10 deadlifts @ 135 lbs (men), 95 lbs (women)
25 ft backwards walking lunge
10 push-ups
25 ft walking lunge
AMRAP in 20 minutes
[6 rounds (plus 10 deadlifts). RX’d! I am loving this RX’d business.]

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12/11/2009

In Starting Strength on November 12, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
4 hours

Workout:
Starting Strength:
Squat 5/5/5 @ 90 lbs (+5 from Monday) –PR!
Bench 5/5/5 @ 47 lbs (+5 from last Thursday) — PR? I guess I’ve never found my max bench press before, so each week is a PR, but this one felt hard enough that I will consider it a PR 🙂

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10/11/2009

In Starting Strength on November 10, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
5 hours

Workout:
Starting Strength:
Deadlift 5 @ 135 lbs (+5 from last Tuesday)

Metcon: Mini-Cindy
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats
AMRAP in 10 minutes
[4 rounds (plus 1 pull-up). RX’d!! No band for pull-ups, no plate for push-ups. I’m beyond happy! The first round was all unbroken sets, but in each other round my pull-ups were singles and my push-ups were in sets of 5. Still, not too shabby for a first RX’d I think. Actually I think the first time I ever did Cindy I got like 8 rounds for the whole 20 minutes and it was really scaled haha.]

Tomorrow is a rest day 🙂

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09/11/2009

In Starting Strength on November 9, 2009 by Suhaila

Sleep:
5 hours

Workout:
Starting Strength:
Squat 5/5/5 @ 85 lbs (+5 from Thursday — 85 lbs is my 5rm but I’ve never been able to do a second set before!)
Press 5/5/5 @ 37 lbs (+5 from last Monday)

Pull-up work:
15 chin-ups in as few sets as possible (aiming for 5/5/5) using the lightest resistance band: 5/5/5 — this was more of a warm-up for the negatives haha.
1 set of 5 negatives, hold each for at least 6 seconds — I held as long as possible which was a lot more than 6 seconds. Next time I’ll do 3 sets, and if I do the 15 chin-ups as well I’ll aim for 8/7 instead of 5/5/5.