Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Week 5 - Day 1

Decided to do week 5 in the first column instead of re-doing Week 4 again. Sometimes the illusion of progress is more important that actual progress, as Column 2 in Week 4 is tougher than Column 1 in Week 5.

I wasn't paying attention to the actual numbers when I was doing the push-ups (kid wrangling and counting doesn't mix very well), so I ended up doing 17/20/17/15/22 on a spec of 17/19/15/15/20. Still having a bit of a wall when I get into the low 20's. Next is the switch from 5 sets to 8 sets - that'll be interesting...


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Week4.1 - Day 3

YEAH - finally got the third day of this "week" done. I managed 16/18/13/13/24 on a spec of 16/18/13/13/20. I was quite surprised. Did it before Dojo, so I was quite whipped while working on the new material.

I hope to be up to starting Week 4.2 using the 3rd column on Friday.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Week 4.1 - Day 2

Waited this long due to a screwed up ankle - it went 'pop' last weekend, and has finally stopped being a pain. No swelling or problems when not standing on it. Odd. Back to normal now, so it's push-up time...

Oh boy. Got through it, but had to "cheat" on the last set and do them from the knees. 14/16/12/12/(19). This time the Pecs are OK, but the Triceps are what failed and needed the relief of knee based push-ups at the end. Looks like Week 4.2 may be using the middle column instead of the tough column. We'll have to see how things go over the next few days.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Week 4.1 - Day 1.5

I have been exceedingly sore, even with lots of stretching and massive doses of Advil...

I was planning on doing pushups after Dojo (given how wiped out I was on Tuesday), but in warm-ups, Sensei switched things up & we did Burpies - or at least tried. I went straight down to the mat! My Pec's were still so shot, they couldn't hold me on the decent. Oh well. More stretching & more Advil - I'll try again over the weekend.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Week4.1 - Day 1

Finally!!! Back at it. Due to the long layoff, I started Week 4.1 with the lightweight column. Good thing, too. Just barely finished (12/14/11/10/16 on a spec of 12/14/11/10/16). I planned to go to 18, but hit the wall at 10. I wasn't sure that I'd get beyond 15, but was able to force 15 and 16. My arms felt like rubber, and the martial arts class afterwords was much tougher. I hope to do Day 2 on Thursday, and continue with Week 4.2 in the tough column before moving on to Week 5.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Week4.1 - Day 0.1

Still out of it - feeling lousy. The surgery went well, but I have been in a fair bit of pain. Going back to the Dentist tomorrow, to see if the renewed swelling in my mouth is an infection. Hope to be back at it next week. Stay tuned!

I expect I'll probably drop to the lightest load (column 1) for Week 4, then try the heavy load (column 3) if I can make it thru the week.