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Stephen R. Lampl 09-20-2008 03:50 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[quote=Carla Tremblay;405346]You will be amazed at how quickly your metabolic conditioning will improve by doing CF. I thing your goals are definitely attainable especially if you are already very strong... The endurance will come soon enough. [/quote]

Carla, this info is [I][B]very[/B][/I] encouraging! I don't know right now about my strength levels - - I haven't done any 1Rms and am a little reluctant to do so until I've gotten some conditioning back and have worked tons on my flexibility.

[quote=Carla Tremblay;405346]I noticed you're doing the Recon Pull-up program? I'm doing this too, just taking 2 weeks off of it to give my shoulder a break. I started CF back in April and couldn't do a single dead hang pull-up. I can do 8 now! I'm really amazed at how fast I got them. [/quote]

Yup! I am doing Recon Ron. I got my first DHPU in 20 years this week after 1 1/2 weeks of this program!!! I am [B]STOKED![/B] As I lose more weight off this caboose of mine, I'm sure they'll come easier too!

[quote=Carla Tremblay;405346]I don't know much about tendon injuries. Did you have to get surgery? Are you still having knee issues?[/quote]

I've had more than my fair share of injuries (Achilles, two bicep tendon tears - R/arm, my knee injury, of course; and an L2 hamstring tear). There have been a number of studies and articles written on tendon ruptures, particularly so with runners who snap their Achilles. The medical community has suspected a coincidence between high serum Uric Acid levels and tendon ruptures. So.....with this last injury, we had mine checked. Guess what? High serum Uric Acid levels, so I'm on medication (anti-gout works wonders) to lower mine. So far........so good.

[quote=Carla Tremblay;405346]Thanks for the background info! I'm looking forward to watching you improve and to setting many PRs here![/quote]

Thank you, Carla. I appreciate the support and encouragement. I'm just blown away by the enthusiasm (I'm also somewhat of a cheerleader!) and knowledge that abounds here. I certainly can't go wrong if I continue to listen and work hard.

Thanks again!

Stephen R. Lampl 09-21-2008 02:34 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[U][B]9/21/2008[/B][/U]: [B][I]Rest Day..........(Thank God!).

[/I][/B]Playing actual couch potato today - - reading, surfing the internet, and watching movies with my Honey!

Christin Street 09-21-2008 03:34 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[quote=Stephen R. Lampl;405826][U][B]9/21/2008[/B][/U]: [B][I]Rest Day..........(Thank God!).[/I][/B]

Playing actual couch potato today - - reading, surfing the internet, and watching movies with my Honey![/quote]

So you've answered your own question, Stephen! Looks like a great way to relax! Enjoy!

Stephen R. Lampl 09-21-2008 06:14 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[quote=Christin Street;405860]So you've answered your own question, Stephen! Looks like a great way to relax! Enjoy![/quote]

Thanks, Christin! I really had to force myself. Felt so good and had so much energy, even after yesterday's FF that I considered doing some kinda light workout after church. Rest days are there for a reason!!!!! [I][B](Duh!)[/B][/I] :D

Chris Scott 09-22-2008 12:58 AM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
I agree with you on the rest days. It's hard to take them when you're feeling good and excited about the program. I'm doing SS, and it's hard to take 4 rest days a week, but very important.

Congrats on the DHPU! Very cool. :highfive:

Stephen R. Lampl 09-22-2008 02:30 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[quote=Chris Scott;406126]I agree with you on the rest days. It's hard to take them when you're feeling good and excited about the program. I'm doing SS, and it's hard to take 4 rest days a week, but very important.

Congrats on the DHPU! Very cool. :highfive:[/quote]

Hey Chris,

Thanks! This CrossFit stuff has to be cool if after two weeks I can haul my 220 lb tub up enough to put my chin over the bar!! Can't wait 'til I'm under 200!!

[U][B]9/22/08[/B][/U][B]: [I]"Isabel"
[/I]Versa Climber, [/B]10:00 cardio warm-up at mod. intensity.
[B]CFWU. [/B]Recon Ron pull-up program sub for pull-ups. (2,2,1,1,1).
Added "Mountain Climbers" (10 X 3) to warm-up.
[B]WOD - "Isabel"[/B] 135/95/65/or broomstick X 30 reps for time.
Not familiar at all with snatches, practiced 25 reps, empty (45#) bar for form.
45# Empty bar - 30 reps. [I][B]Time: [/B][/I][B]7:56.[/B] Repeated 4 lifts due to bad form/misses. Last three or four reps, form started to go south. HR got up to 156!!
[B]Add'tl Cardio:[/B] StairMaster, 30:00. L4/160 watts (avg), HR 130 (avg), 88 floors.
Cool down - 1/2 mile walk (treadmill) - tried a couple of short (.1 mi) runs at 11:00 minute pace; right knee still not quite strong enough for longer.

What a great day! Felt so good and had so much energy I felt like I could do it again!:pepper::pepper::pepper:

Chris Scott 09-22-2008 10:46 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;406589]Hey Chris,

Thanks! This CrossFit stuff has to be cool if after two weeks I can haul my 220 lb tub up enough to put my chin over the bar!! Can't wait 'til I'm under 200!!
[/QUOTE]

Sweet! I'm heading the opposite way and psyched, too. I should hit 200 lbs and officially-not-skinny status for the first time in my life Wednesday. The bw stuff is a lot of fun... and easily understandable by people who don't know what a "deadlift" is.

We should be passing each other soon! <waves>

Stephen R. Lampl 09-23-2008 12:26 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[quote=Chris Scott;406936].............The bw stuff is a lot of fun... and easily understandable by people who don't know what a "deadlift" is........[/quote]

Today [I][B]I[/B][/I] was the definition of a "deadlift"......the dead one lifting the weight!

[U][B]9/23/08[/B][/U]: Made the mistake this morning of eating a light meal (oatmeal w/raisins and English muffin) about 1 1/2 to 2 hours prior to my workout. [B]BIG MISTAKE![/B]
Felt "off" through my entire workout and got as close to puking as I ever have without doing so. I won't make that mistake again!
[I][B]
CFWU X 3 [/B][/I](No push-ups).
[I][B]
Virtual Shoveling and Push-ups; [/B][/I]30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5 (for time).
45# bar with #45 pound plate.
Would have been as rx'd, but had to break up into groups of 10 reps after first round to catch breath. [I][B]Time: 27:13.[/B][/I] HR average 150 - 156 (96 % max) the entire time!

Had to push the entire way. Still felt off when completed, but did get a wonderful pump in my upper arms and shoulders. Pull-ups sucked today! Couldn't even pull one DH out of the bag. Tried to practice kipping concepts. Must have appeared to onlookers like a "vertical fish flop."

Tried to do light cardio (Stationary cycling) but had to stop after about 4 min. - - totally spent. [I]Rest day tomorrow for sure![/I]

Delita Wright 09-23-2008 02:04 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
Ah, Stephen! so we are going to learn this together - but compared to me, you already ARE an athlete! lol You did GREAT on these, and that filthy fifty - I'm thinking that's just your body telling you you could have scaled back a tad more. But nothing wrong with pushing yourself to the limit. I just wouldn't recommend doing it every day. Thanks again for dropping in on my log - I really appreciate the support. Now I get to watch you grow into your goals. I'm still working on setting some for myself. Delita

Stephen R. Lampl 09-23-2008 02:16 PM

Re: The Bassman's Log (Steve Lampl)
 
[quote=Delita Wright;407493]Ah, Stephen! so we are going to learn this together - but compared to me, you already ARE an athlete! lol You did GREAT on these, and that filthy fifty - I'm thinking that's just your body telling you you could have scaled back a tad more. But nothing wrong with pushing yourself to the limit. I just wouldn't recommend doing it every day. Thanks again for dropping in on my log - I really appreciate the support. Now I get to watch you grow into your goals. I'm still working on setting some for myself. Delita[/quote]

Delita,

Thanks!!;) You are so kind and such an inspiration! It is so exciting to watch us take our "baby steps" and head off down the CF path! I'm giving myself a year for my prelim goals - - don't have them all down on paper yet, but as I get a better grip (no pun intended) on realistic CF proficiencies and times, I'll have a better idea.

Anyway......you go Girl!!:pepper:


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