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    I like the simplicity of the new routine!

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      HellYeah It is super simple (and I hope also super effective).

      Yesterday was Run day. 3.00km, 18:16min, 06'04" min/km.
      I didn't used to run in such "low" temperatures (20 C). I usually run in over 30 C. It took me while to warm up properly, but it was pretty nice anyway.
      I think I'll stay with that distance for a while (I would like to do it in 15min).

      Have a good day/night dear bees!

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        Today:

        Pull-Ups 4-3-1-1-1
        It's getting harder, who would expect that one rep makes such a big difference.

        Squats (ass to grass) 7-6-5-4-3

        Good night/day bees!

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          Simple and efficient but hard in reality it will become harder and harder specially mentally because of the boring nature of it. That is when most of the results kick in. Keep it up Matan

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            xingyiquan So far it's alright (in terms of being boring). I know that it'll become awfully hard really soon (especially pull-ups). BTW What if I'll reach amount of reps that I won't be able to complete?

            Done yesterday:

            Push-Ups 8-7-6-5-4

            Leg Raises 8-6-5-4-3

            Done today:

            Pull-Ups 4-3-2-1-1
            I barely did it, but I think I just have bad day.

            Squats 8-7-6-5-4
            It's still don't feel hard enough.

            Good night/day bees!

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              Matan good question my friend... Simple it won't happen or the dogs from hell will bite you to make sure all motivation comes back and prevents you from slacking
              kidding apart, it will happen sooner or later... if so repeat for a few times and it should happen... of course this is true sub15, later on progress will stall and you will have to use loads of tactics (back off, ladders, pyramids, weighted etc) but first progress until you can't then we will see.
              Squats:indeed a little low specially since you are already well conditioned via darebee. Do the following, add 1 rep to each sets at each session until it gets hard enough for your taste (to be clean your next is 98765 afterr 109876) don't rush take the time to find your sweet spot i.e. the bare minimum to induce a reaction of your body not one more rep than needed because from then on every additional rep is a sweat (in the last few months I grew to fear my workouts and always started with the idea of "today is the day I won't make it " but it works like hell though it is not a bit nice)

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                As I thought, but it's always good to ask someone more experienced. Thank you xingyiquan.

                Done today:

                Running 3km, 17:22, 05'46"min/km
                It was harder and less enjoyable than usual, but at least it was a bit faster than last time.

                Good night/day bees!

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                  You're doing great Matan!

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                    Tsunade

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                      Done Friday:

                      Push-Ups 9-7-6-5-4

                      Leg Raises 8-7-5-4-3

                      Done Yesterday:

                      Pull-Ups 4-3-2-2-1
                      Haaaaaaaard, but I did it.

                      Squats 9-8-7-6-5
                      I still might be able to add next five reps.

                      Last few days (life-wise) were pretty hard, I didn't slept well, and I feel tired. I'm not sure if I want to go for a run today.

                      Have a good day/night bees!

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                        Alternative to a run = walk with a backpack with 15 kg plus inside

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                          Originally posted by xingyiquan View Post
                          Alternative to a run = walk with a backpack with 15 kg plus inside
                          Uh.... Interesting alternative, but I'd much rather run, LOL!
                          Last time I had to haul a backpack (not even that heavy, about 6 Kg I guess, as it was holding my beloved kitty, Mademoiselle Luna, about 5 Kg herself) , my right knee reminded me forcefully to take good care of it... The walking with backpack included a large number of steps too, because the Parisian subway is soooooo well tought out...

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                            Originally posted by PetiteSheWolf View Post

                            Uh.... Interesting alternative, but I'd much rather run, LOL!
                            Last time I had to haul a backpack (not even that heavy, about 6 Kg I guess, as it was holding my beloved kitty, Mademoiselle Luna, about 5 Kg herself) , my right knee reminded me forcefully to take good care of it... The walking with backpack included a large number of steps too, because the Parisian subway is soooooo well tought out...
                            Indeed PSW, translation from Xingyiquan English to English : no complain nor whinning around! Or the alternative is going to be worse than the initial so called problem.
                            ps: my last backpack had 45kg in it but I am also a little bigger (it is half BW more or less) and after an hour I dearly regretted not to have gone for the planned run...didn't happen since, so it works like hell

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                              After all I was Running (2.5km, 17:47, 07'04"min/km) today (because I don't have backpack), but it was really far from being pleasant. It was painful because of shin splints, I stretched afterwards an at least I can walk pain free.

                              Eventually I want to stretch everyday (or every other day), but I can't choose nice (and rather short) full body stretching routine. I know that there's Top to Bottom workout but I find it not so clear to understand.
                              I will appreciate any suggestions.

                              Good night/day bees!

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                                I am doing Post Run Stretching and Footwork after my runs. It takes as long as you wish to stay in a stretch but is in general done rather quickly. Stronghold is another one I like for the legs but can be a bit longer and I am missing a stretch for my calves.

                                Full Body Stretch is kind of a quick all purpose fix when I want to stretch but have no time / energy / motivation. Fighter's Stretching is another favourite of mine but something I like to do after a workout rather than a run.

                                Yoga for Runners is also something quite nice but I probably prefer to do downward dog pose and stretch out my claves rather than the dolphin pose to be honest.

                                I hope that helps and always remember, there is the workout search function and it does include stretching.

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