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Old 09-07-2006, 03:45 AM   #1
John Frazer
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Completed in 12:51 this morning, with a 20 kg kettlebell.

Big PR -- last one was 14:00 with a 16 kg KB, in May. Today's felt easier.

My first one was 29:34 in April '04 with 18# on an adjustable KB handle, and today's was WAY easier than that.

11:30 (CFN Level II standard) is in sight if I could do the pullups unbroken.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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Nice John, that's a huge improvement!!

How did the pull-ups break down for you? I find it is better sometimes to manage them from the start and keep them in 3's or 4's rather than starting big and ending up doing singles for the rest of the workout.

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Old 09-07-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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Great job John. When I get the new pullup bar in, we can work on them a lot in class.
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:28 PM   #4
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Pullup breakdown was about usual for me -- think I got 7 on the first set of the first round, then spurts of 2-4 after that. I concentrated on getting back on the bar ASAP, which I think made a difference. I'd be surprised if I ever took more than 15 secs. between sets.

Funny thing is that the hardest part is usually the 2nd and especially 3rd run -- I get tightness in my chest, very hard to breathe and such. Not today.

Also I usually have to break the 2nd & 3rd sets of swings. Today I took maybe 5 secs. for an extra breath or two, about 3/4 of the way through the 3rd set.

Tom -- When you get the bar in, I'm just taking Saturdays off because no body part will be safe.

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