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11-02-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Well, here is my first two outings with GUTS.

Saturday 10/31/09
Atlas III PU 10
Atlas Situp 20
Tiger Bend Squat 225
Atlas Situp 30
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm

All Completed in 24 minutes

I had never attempted Atlas III pushups before, so that explains the big jump from first set to second set. Fun exercise, really challenges the core muscles. I also pushed it during the squats, was really sore the next day.
And of course the situps are the hardest part.

Monday 11/02/09

Atlas III PU 25
Atlas Situp 25
Tiger Bend Squat 200
Atlas Situp 30
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

I plan on under doing it on the legs for the next few days, gauge my soreness, strength levels etc. I'll hit the Elite level on the legs before too long, no worries about that.
And I can see a time in the not too distant future where I can hit the Pushup numbers too.
The sit ups will just have to slowly creep up. But give me time.
 
 
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11-03-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Great work Cliffa74, you should be able to hit the elite level on the squats pretty soon!
 
 
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11-03-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Thanks gs300tx! I concur.
I can visualize hitting Elite on Squats and pushups,and I guess The Milo.
The sit ups...
But I'll do it. Eventually. No, I'll actually do it. Really! I just have to keep telling myself that.

Tuesday 11/03/09
Atlas III PU 23
Atlas Situp 25
Tiger Bend Squat 200
Atlas Situp 25
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm. All in 24 minutes...or so. I had to take the dogs potty after the first situps, but I kpet all the exercises within the alloted time.

I find keeping time helps. Keeps intensity up, and also can be used to pace yourself. There is no point in killing yourself in the first 6 minutes of the Squats, since you have 6 more minutes to go. If you pace yourself, you'll hit a higher number every time.

Speaking of the higher numbers, Today was tougher than the previous efforts. Will just go for the same numbers through the weekend, then start pushing it again Monday.
That will be tough, since I want to challenge myself every time. But I have to pace myself.
 
 
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11-03-2009, 07:23 PM
 
I agree Cliffa74, I always use a stop watch and time my self for each workout and just like you I struggle with the stiups , but that is only because I never did them my entire life. As far as the push ups go, I am doing the military push up program.

In the push ups I average around 42 push ups per set, but I know I need to get it to where I have PERFECT form.

I think most people here might hit the elite level on the squats...I just hit 220 today, its amazing how quickly the body adapts!
 
 
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11-04-2009, 08:24 PM
 
gs300tx, 42 per set is great. You're right to concentrate on form though. Now is not the time to doink a muscle trying to be a hero.
Your thoughts on adaptation are right on. The body can handle a huge amount of stress, both physical and mental. I'm sure lots of folks are in the same boat I was in: Not pushing my workouts for fear of overtraining.
I know you can overtrain, but I also know 90% of trainees are nowhere near their limits.

Wednesday 11/04/09
Atlas III PU 26
Atlas Situp 25
Tiger Bend Squat 200
Atlas Situp 25
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

Felt stronger than yesterday, I'm definitely holding myself back too much on the squats. Pushups are about right for now, sit ups as well. We'll ratchet those up on Monday.
I'm enjoying Training, not straining. When I was into Crossfit, You walked around sore and hurting all the time. You got to brag to your fellow crossfitters about how you can't bend over, etc. Good times.

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11-05-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Tired, need to go to bed, but here was today's workout:

Thursday 11/05/09

Atlas III PU 25
Atlas Situp 25
Tiger Bend Squat 200
Atlas Situp 25
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

I reread the GUTS book, I have not been applying tension in both directions during The Milo. So I started today. Ouch. Whereas before I had plenty of time to complete 20 & 15 reps per arm in 4 minutes, now it was a real struggle. And tough. But I did it.
Tomorrow is a travel day, so no workout. I think I need the rest anyway.

I'll be out of town this weekend, but I plan on sneaking in something on Saturday morning. It will be GUTS, The Trinity or the Tiger moves. If only I still had my old four sided die....
 
 
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11-16-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Had some time off from the forum, and a little time off from exercise. Cleaning out the shed, the office, making way for a nursery, crazed wife in third trimester. Good times.

Saturday 11/07/09

Military PU 35
Atlas Situp 25
Military PU 35
Tiger Bend Squat 200
Military PU 35
Atlas Situp 25
Military PU 35
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes, didn't use all 12 mins for TBS

That was a good one. But I'm trying to stick with the program.

Tuesday 11/10/09
Atlas III PU 30
Atlas Situp 30
Tiger Bend Squat 225
Atlas Situp 25
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

Aforementioned housework. Yard sale Saturday and Took a walk Sunday with some friends.

Monday 11/16/09
Atlas III PU 30
Atlas Situp 30
Tiger Bend Squat 225
Atlas Situp 25
Atlas III PU 25
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in 24 minutes

Got a little nauseated at the end, really noticed the time off, which is odd. Usually I come back strong after a brief break.
 
 
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11-21-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Tuesday 11/17/09
Cardio workout, short but intense

Wednesday 11/18/09

Atlas III PU 30
Atlas Situp 30
Tiger Bend Squat 225
Atlas Situp 27
Atlas III PU 30
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in less than 24 minutes

Thursday 11/19/09
Cardio workout, short but intense

Friday 11/20/09

Atlas III PU 30
Atlas Situp 30
Tiger Bend Squat 225
Atlas Situp 30
Atlas III PU 30
The Milo 20 & 15 per arm in less than 24 minutes

Plan on doing some Yoga or something today, Feel kind of stiff.
 
 
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11-21-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Cliffa74

You are cranking out some great numbers!!! Keep it up!!

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11-23-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Thanks Tom!

Speaking of numbers...
Just went for the numbers today, didn't worry about time.

Monday 11/23/09
Atlas III PU.....................50 3:30
Atlas Situps...................50 5:25
Tiger Bend Squats........300 12 mins
Atlas Situps..................50 5:25
Atlas III PU.....................50 4:10
The Milo........................20 & 15 4 min

It was fun! ANd a little suprising tht I hit the 300 mark in time. We'll have to see if I'm really sore tomorrow or not.
 
 
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