Round 4 Hybrid, Days 46 & 47

I have to be honest. I was not looking forward to the unending pull ups I had planned for myself in yesterday’s Legs & Back routine. Although it was not a goal at the beginning of this round, as my cumulative weekly pull ups increased and 300 came within my sight, it became a sort of unstated goal. Last week, my addled mind, having lost the ability to perform lower math functions, left me 3 short of 300. This week, I steeled myself and paced the Back & Biceps and Legs & Back routines to try once again. And it was a success. After I dropped down from my final pull up, I had achieved 315 cumulative, unassisted pull ups for the week. Of course, I’ve sacrificed all upper body movement capability in the short-term. But it’s a good feeling.

This ends my resistance routines as I get ready to embark on another recovery week. When I get back into the pull up routines, I may opt to scale it back and focus on other body parts. We’ll see.

Heart results (Legs & Back, ARX):

Total Time:  89 minutes
Calories:  926 (or 10.4/minute)
Avg Heart Rate: 128
Max Heart Rate:  166
Time in fat burning zone: 20 minutes
Time in fitness zone: 70 minutes

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4 Responses to Round 4 Hybrid, Days 46 & 47

  1. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, I can’t even get my head around 315 cumulative, unassisted pull ups. I wonder where you are going to be by the end of this round. I fell behind my schedule due to an unplanned vacation. I’ll be starting Week 6 tomorrow. Hope there will be no more delays.

    • Hey. I was wondering where you were! All I can say is I couldn’t get my head around doing 10 pull ups when I started. It still amazes me what can be achieved, especially at my age. Wow. And falling behind due to an unplanned vacation. I don’t think you’ll get much sympathy from anyone about that! Keep at it & thanks for stopping by.

      • Tim says:

        That truly is incredible. I’m following along with your first round and can see just how staggering a change a year makes when you stick to it. I will count my reps this week and let you know how much you can whoop a fairly fit 27 yo 😉

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