Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by Rebecca

50% Barbara

Warmup: Mobility Exercises, 5 Jumping Pullups, 10 pushups, 20 squats

50% "Barbara"

Five rounds, each for time of:
10 Pull-ups
15 Push-ups
20 Sit-ups
25 Squats

Rest precisely 1.5 minutes between each round.
Results (no HR Monitor today):

Round 1 _ 3:29 _ 1:41
Round 2 _ 4:14 _ 1:33
Round 3 _ 4:05 _ 1:33
Round 4 _ 4:30 _ 1:46
Round 5 _ 3:53

Hmmm. Not terribly consistent. I wish i had enough laps on my watch to track each exercise separately to see where the bottle neck is.

I know that i was having trouble counting reps today, so in the rounds that were significantly longer - #2 and #4 particularly, i may have done extra reps for forgetting my count. I suspect that pushups were probaly the most variable exercise.

All pushups were full ROM. However i realize that when i am tired i rest at the bottom of the pushup (i.e. collapse on the floor). From now on I am going to try to only rest in between reps, and not in the middle of them.

To be kind to my hands, I decided to go with jumping pull-ups instead of the kip attempts I did on saturday. I had bandaids then tape and then padded biking gloves. I tried it with just the tape, and it was pretty painful. It seemed to be fine with the gloves. I don't know whether kipping would have been ok - probably best not to push it first time back on the bar.

I was definitely sweaty when i was done, but i did not feel totally wiped out. I could not have completed the full workout in the time alloted - there were only 17 minutes left when i finished, and it took me 26 minutes to finish half - and i know the second half would have been noticeably slower. I probably could have done 75%. But this way i should be well rested for my PT session tomorrow with Max.

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