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PostSubject: Askari Training Log   Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:25 am

Well I'm fairly new to calisthenics training, but I want to get in the best possible shape. Sometimes I have trouble getting motivated, so I thought posting my progress would help give me some accountability.

So far I've been staying in shape by doing pushups and a few pull ups but never in a routine, so I checked out a couple of the forum posts and decided I'm going to start training with the pyramid style.

Yesterday I did:
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(i took 20 second rests for the first 4 sets then 30 for the rest)

i also tried doing a handstand against a wall and only lasted for 30 seconds, it was much more difficult than i thought it would be.

and jogged for 1.25 miles
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Today I plan on improving those numbers. I'm in it for the long haul.
I weigh 63.5kg and am 177cm tall.

If anyone has any comments, criticisms, advice or inspiration, anything that will help me reach my goals that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:00 am

Hey man I just started calisthenics too with the same overall goal as u good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:19 am

Cool, I wish you the best of luck. This is definitely not as easy as I thought. Hopefully we can reach our goals.
I'll be watching your progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:28 am

Alright, today I was planning on doing two workouts, one in the morning and one in the evening. Only thing is I woke up let and drank a 40 after dinner. So this is what I did this afternoon:

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(i took 20 second rests for the first 4 sets then 30 for the rest)

Pretty much the same as yesterday, except I extended my pull ups by one. The pushups are what made me tired, I'm sure I can do more pull ups because I wasn't as exhausted.

I have a question and perhaps it's been answered somewhere already. But does alcohol have a big impact on effective training?
I enjoy a nice drink every now and then, but have cut back while pursuing better health.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:33 am

askariVilla wrote:
Alright, today I was planning on doing two workouts, one in the morning and one in the evening. Only thing is I woke up let and drank a 40 after dinner. So this is what I did this afternoon:

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
1-2-3-4-5-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(i took 20 second rests for the first 4 sets then 30 for the rest)

Pretty much the same as yesterday, except I extended my pull ups by one. The pushups are what made me tired, I'm sure I can do more pull ups because I wasn't as exhausted.

I have a question and perhaps it's been answered somewhere already. But does alcohol have a big impact on effective training?
I enjoy a nice drink every now and then, but have cut back while pursuing better health.

loving the pyramid methods. i cant answer the alcohol part in terms of science but as a Muslim, i abstain from it. reason being its restricted due to bad influences that it can possibly lead to socially, mentally and perhaps physically.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:41 am

from a nutrition stand point alcohol is deffinetly not good since it has empty calories plus it restricts fat burning.... and obviously if u have a hang over ur not gonna really feel like training but everything in moderation if u feel like a drink go for it just dont over do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:09 am

Today I didn't manage to do any exercise besides 10 pushups. Laziness kicked in unfortunately along with the hot weather. Yesterday I managed to do this routine though, slightly better than the day before:

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
2-3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(i took 20 second rests for the first 4 sets then 30 for the rest)

Next time I'm going to focus more on the pull ups and try to gain reps in that area.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Alright, I'm back on track. Here is my workout earlier today, hopefully I get finished running my errand and have enough energy to throw in another set later.

10-12-14-16-18-20-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-8-7-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-20-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(20 second rests for the first 4 sets 30 seconds rest for next 4 then 45 seconds for the rest)

Progress seems to be coming along at a comfortable pace for me. I'm probably going to add in another exercise probably squats soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:03 am

after a couple days of rest I finally had the energy to exercise again. this is my log for this afternoon:

10-12-14-16-18-20-20-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-8-7-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-20-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(20 second rests for the first 4 sets 30 seconds rest for next 4 then 45 seconds for the rest)

50 pushups to test if I was tired.
then later on at night:

20-19-18-17-16-15 pushups
10-9-8-7-6-5 pull ups
20-19-18-17-16-15 dips
(30 second rest between each set then 45 seconds)

I was planning on going down to one with the pull ups or stay at 5 until my pushups got to 10, but that didn't end up happening. not enough willpower i guess
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:11 am

decided to switch up pyramids to the evening and decline numbers for afternoon workout:

20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10 push ups
10-9-8-7-6-5-5-5-5-5-5 pullups
20-19-19-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10 dips
(30 second rest between each set)
had a slight pain in my neck from the push ups that was kinda annoying.

i tried to do a handstand against the wall, only lasted 30 seconds. this is a move that i want to evolve.

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips

today turned out to be a personal best so that is a nice confidence boost. I want to start pushing for the BBR soon. in the mean time I gotta work on introducing squats into my routine
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:20 am

askariVilla wrote:
decided to switch up pyramids to the evening and decline numbers for afternoon workout:

20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10 push ups
10-9-8-7-6-5-5-5-5-5-5 pullups
20-19-19-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10 dips
(30 second rest between each set)
had a slight pain in my neck from the push ups that was kinda annoying.

i tried to do a handstand against the wall, only lasted 30 seconds. this is a move that i want to evolve.

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips

today turned out to be a personal best so that is a nice confidence boost. I want to start pushing for the BBR soon. in the mean time I gotta work on introducing squats into my routine

always warm up your neck before workout and stretch it out after.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:39 pm

K4lisPeluru wrote:
askariVilla wrote:
decided to switch up pyramids to the evening and decline numbers for afternoon workout:

20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10 push ups
10-9-8-7-6-5-5-5-5-5-5 pullups
20-19-19-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10 dips
(30 second rest between each set)
had a slight pain in my neck from the push ups that was kinda annoying.

i tried to do a handstand against the wall, only lasted 30 seconds. this is a move that i want to evolve.

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips

today turned out to be a personal best so that is a nice confidence boost. I want to start pushing for the BBR soon. in the mean time I gotta work on introducing squats into my routine

always warm up your neck before workout and stretch it out after.

thanks i figured i should warm up before exercising, i just need to get serious about adding it to my routine. do you know of any neck stretches that are particularly good?
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:25 pm

theres plenty of tutorials on youtube. look for one that works for you. the neck stretchings are all pretty similar. if you're experiencing stiffness or pain, try icing it for 15 mins, not more after neck stretching. it wont get rid of the pain entirely, but definitely relieve it.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:16 pm

askariVilla wrote:
after a couple days of rest I finally had the energy to exercise again. this is my log for this afternoon:

10-12-14-16-18-20-20-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-8-7-6-5-4-3 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-20-18-16-14-12-10 dips
(20 second rests for the first 4 sets 30 seconds rest for next 4 then 45 seconds for the rest)

50 pushups to test if I was tired.
then later on at night:

20-19-18-17-16-15 pushups
10-9-8-7-6-5 pull ups
20-19-18-17-16-15 dips
(30 second rest between each set then 45 seconds)

I was planning on going down to one with the pull ups or stay at 5 until my pushups got to 10, but that didn't end up happening. not enough willpower i guess

forgive the stupid question but as im starting to do this myself im trying to understand the workout.. you dont do all the pushups then all the pullups then all the dips do you.. you do 20 pushups, 10 pull ups 20 dips right after each other.. then 20 rest.. then 19 push, 9 pull and 19 dips and so forth right?
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:49 pm

FlikstRR wrote:

forgive the stupid question but as im starting to do this myself im trying to understand the workout.. you dont do all the pushups then all the pullups then all the dips do you.. you do 20 pushups, 10 pull ups 20 dips right after each other.. then 20 rest.. then 19 push, 9 pull and 19 dips and so forth right?

Exactly. The rest time is just a challenge to push myself at the start, I've gotten comfortable with only 20 seconds rest at first but by the top of the pyramid, the time increases to where I can keep good form. I suppose why to do the different exercises in progression is because they each work a different muscle group so there is less fatigue
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:54 am

Started late again today, but I did manage to salvage a nice little pyramid at the end of the day:

10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 pushups
3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-5 pull ups
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 dips

I've been keeping up with running a mile or so every other day, I thought this might impact my other exercise. But, it doesn't except I have more energy after shorter amount of rest.

I found a bar at the school a couple blocks from my house, so I'm going to start training for muscle ups now.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:56 am

This morning I tried to do the June Challenge normal mode, but was exhausted after 30 push ups. So I went to run some errands and discovered some bars that they just put in at a park not too far from my house. So now I can get a chance to increase my training a little bit.

One thing that kinda set me back was I realized the dips I was doing weren't bar dips. So I'm going to test my numbers again probably tomorrow morning.

I tried the Challenge again in the evening and I got:
43 pushups, 12 diamonds, 10 fingertips

I tried to do some muscle ups today also, and that is definitely a goal of mine now. I never imagined they would be that difficult. I managed to do 10 pullups while practicing.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:12 pm

Today I checked out the equipment at the park and I found my passion. I started doing "explosive pull ups?" where I jump from the ground to a muscle up. I also did bar dips and felt great. Working outside is much different from doing pull ups in the doorway.

6-10-5 ground-to-muscle ups
15-5-15 bar dips
11 pull ups
25 incline pushups
practiced tucked planche 15s hold then 7s hold

I didn't have much time to get a routine down, so I was just feeling it out. I felt my shoulders really stretch which I never got from working out at home, so I'm excited about that.

Now I gotta go on a prearranged iron vacation for 10 days or so, so I won't be able to post my progress, but I'll keep track of my works outs and post them when I get home. Thanks to everyone for the motivation I get from watching your videos and reading your training logs, I feel a lot closer to reaching my goal.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:46 am

Hahah have fun Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:31 am

I got home early which is good because I didn't have much opportunity to exercise at all, but over the past 5 days i managed:

24 dips
210 push ups
4 pull ups
about 5 miles of walking.

Today however, I started some minor work on my BBR.

10-5 ground-to-muscle ups
9-2 dips and 30s tucked planche hold
20-20 incline pushups
10-10 pull ups
ran about a mile round trip.

I need to get back on schedule especially with the dips, I tired out way too easily after a period of inactivity.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:33 am

askariVilla wrote:
I got home early which is good because I didn't have much opportunity to exercise at all, but over the past 5 days i managed:

24 dips
210 push ups
4 pull ups
about 5 miles of walking.

Today however, I started some minor work on my BBR.

10-5 ground-to-muscle ups
9-2 dips and 30s tucked planche hold
20-20 incline pushups
10-10 pull ups
ran about a mile round trip.

I need to get back on schedule especially with the dips, I tired out way too easily after a period of inactivity.

yes bro try not be out of active more than 2 days. you can do pushups just to get your body used to it.

i'll be cheering for you throughout your BBR journey. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:16 am

ran one mile round trip to park and back
5-2 ground-to-muscle up
(I noticed that the motion of transferring my weight is easier - realized the sequence, felt it at least)
13-6 dips 40s tucked planche hold
25-20 incline pushups
12-10 pull ups

I seem to be in a rut so I'm going to research and implement new exercises and interchange them.

Later at night:
9-7-5-5-5 dips (30s rest between reps)
pull ups 10-5

One thing I noticed toward the beginning of my evening work out was that while doing dips, my sternum ached slightly. Not enough to stop me before fatigue, but it is uncomfortable. Maybe its bad form? I don't know, but I'm going to be more aware next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:12 am

took a rest day yesterday, which made me feel lazy. the good part is i had more energy and motivation today

this evening:

ran a mile round trip
10-12-14-16-18-16-14-12-10 incline pushups
3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-4 pull ups
4-5-6-6-5-4-3-3-4 dips
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PostSubject: Re: Askari Training Log   Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:50 am

Didn't exercise today until night but I managed:

49 pushups
14 diamonds
13 fingertip pushups
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