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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #120 on: May 22, 2007, 01:25:51 PM »
How do you do the unweighted muscle-ups?

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #121 on: May 23, 2007, 06:33:17 AM »
whiteninja,

I mostly use the gravitron at the gym, and have also done jumping mu's at the park on my rings.  I may try my jumpstretch bands tied to my rings this weekend to see how that works. My previous best with gravitron was -50# months ago, and I suspect I am closer to -40# for a single now, but I have been trying to stay with 30 in as little time as possible lately.
Tomorrow I will try 15x-90# in 1:00, rest 1:00, 15x-90# in 1:00, if I can do that, I will move to -80# next week.


Last night I went back to the gym for a very quick second workout:

Tabata row 1K 4:36 (best is 4:30) that was tough
DL 5x135#, 4x185, 3x235, 2x255, 1x265 - may add 5# to each next time
2 typewriter pullups + 8 kipping, 10 dips - full rom
total < 10:00
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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #122 on: May 23, 2007, 12:55:09 PM »
I've heard of the Gravitron, but I have no idea what it looks like, what it does, or how it works. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #123 on: May 24, 2007, 08:36:43 AM »
Here is a picture of a gravitron that I have been using lately for muscle-ups..(w/f/s) http://exerciseandleisure.com/nnp13.htm
although there are other versions on the market, they all basically just reduce your body weight for pullups and dips.
I have also used them for muscle-ups and handstand pushups (on another model), and yes I get very strange looks from everyone. I guess no-one else thought to utilize it for these exercises, but they sure help build up the strength over time until you can do body weight versions.  This is how I started with pullups and dips two years ago.

today:
BS 1x3x135, 7x3x155
9x2x(2,3,4 finger) eagle loop pullups
row 500m 2:06

may go back to the gym later for the muscle-ups, but just wanted a light workout today, as I'm feeling pretty sore from two days ago; especially my upper back and my feet - from jump rope, I'm sure.

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #124 on: May 29, 2007, 06:12:05 AM »
today: rest - maybe swim later

28-May   20 minutes: 5 rounds of 5 pullups +25#, 5x95# OHS
   row 2K 10:06 baseline
   swimming
   
27-May   swimming

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #125 on: May 30, 2007, 08:07:20 AM »
Skip ~5:00 cross and singles (new pr 80 in a row)
eagle loop pullups 1x4f, 4x3f, 2x2finger
MU -90# x15 0:57, rest 1:03, then 15 more; total 3:06
row 500m 2:36 just too exhausted from the mu's

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #126 on: June 01, 2007, 09:37:34 AM »
wu: skip 200 single unders ~2:00

CFT = 135# SP (+10) + 230# BS (+5) + 265# DL (+15) = 630 (+30)

best ever was 665, so still need to get my BS and DL back up to maxes

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #127 on: June 01, 2007, 06:30:34 PM »
after breadkfast; second workout for today; another xfit test

cft2 = max pullups x2 + max clean - seconds to row 1K
cft2 = 20 (pr+1) x2 + 150 - 285 = -95

oh well, still have a lot to work on to get into positive territory
but I did the 20 pullups in 38 seconds, suggesting 30 are possible in a minute hopefully in 4 more months

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #128 on: June 02, 2007, 09:58:43 AM »
Where'd you hear of the CFT2?
Nice work on the CFT, by the way. Your back squat and standing press are more than I could hope for anytime soon. (But here's hoping!)

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #129 on: June 03, 2007, 07:39:07 PM »
CFT2 was discussed at length on Crossfit shortly after CFT was created.  Actually, it was created as CFST (CrossFit Strength Total) by Darrell E White aka Bingo.  He basically thought it was a better judge of the power cobination that crossfit was looking for (pullups for gymnastics, run 800m or row 1K for sprinting/metcon, and clean for olympic power lift).

So, I try to do both just to get a feel for my strengths and weaknesses.  I don't like the idea that I'm still in negative territory on CFST but I did think the CFT should have included a pullup componet, possibly a max weight added pullup; since crossfit is heavily pullup oriented. 

Here is that original discussion of CFST (w/f/s) http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/21/37130.html

Also, there are some, including me, that feel the CFT should be calculated as a ratio of CFT/BodyWeight so that you can compare your relative strength to others.

yesterday:  lots of swimming at the water park

today:

warmup: skip 236 singles ~2:00; handstand 0:42

wod: MU -80#; 10 in 0:39, rest 1:00, 10 in 0:39, rest 1:00, last 10 in 0:36 :: total 3:55

cooldown: 500m row 2:30

later: a lot more swimming at the water park

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #130 on: June 05, 2007, 08:17:54 AM »
wu: skip 300 singles 4:59

squat snatch 45#, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 attempted 3 times and not much squat on last one - more power snatch

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #131 on: June 07, 2007, 08:38:20 AM »
wu: mu -70#, -60, -50f, -60

partial wod: skip 2:00, 15x75# thruster 2:00, rest 1:00, repeat once

cooldown: 500m row 2:12

(skipped 156, 163, first 100 in 1:00, getting faster)

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #132 on: June 10, 2007, 06:19:27 PM »
yesterday:
skip 2:00
20 pullups
dips 5+3
50% 1RM: dl 135#x21 (broken), sp 65#x21 (broken)
mu -100# x 2x10, rest 1:00 between
500m row 2:12

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« Reply #133 on: June 11, 2007, 09:58:43 AM »
skip 2:00
7 rounds (bs 185#x3, pu+35#x3x1, dip+35#)
500m row 2:13

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #134 on: June 12, 2007, 07:45:39 AM »
Jiminy, your dedication is inspiring (or intimidating, depending on my mood)
less talk; less prep; less think; more do

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« Reply #135 on: June 12, 2007, 08:00:34 AM »
Hey Rickety, good to hear from you. It's been some time.  Hope you've been practicing those rolls still but away from the dog's yard.
I'm going on a year of working out hard this Friday and have made a few gains here and there and just starting to feel like I have some strength and stamina.  Almost enough to try some parkour again.  I have many more goals now than last year for sure but at least I'm still trying and getting a little better each month.  Switching to everyother day workouts has helped tremendously.  They don't call me TE (Totally Exhausted) quite as often anymore.

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« Reply #136 on: June 15, 2007, 12:04:03 PM »
One year of Crossfit down, a long lifetime to go…
wu: skip ~3:00
21 pullups (pr+1) up from 3 a year ago
21 pushups switching hand placement
wod: OHS 8x3:  65#, 85, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120
attempted 125# core failure felt like tipping over, couldn't squat safely so I stopped there

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Re: Jumpin Jiminy's Jamin Journal
« Reply #137 on: June 16, 2007, 08:14:17 AM »
second workout for yesterday, after breakfast:

two rounds: 500m row (1:52,2:04), 10 mu-95#, skip ~3:00 with breaks

and some box jumps - need to work these more

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« Reply #138 on: June 17, 2007, 09:32:51 AM »
skip 3:00
5x1+45# pullup and dip
mu -105#, 95, 80, 65f
500m row 2:01

yesterday: stretched, swam 5 laps and moved furniture

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« Reply #139 on: June 17, 2007, 09:37:49 AM »
time limit expired for modification: please change this

forgot to add today's work

cable crossover - mu practice - 3x(40,50,60) each arm, 100,110 both arms
OHS 95#, 115, 125 dropped on the way up -clang