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    #61
    This morning we went out for a playground. Previously I had been to the bamboo forest obstacle course in the SW part of the city, and today we decided to go try out the other one. This one is across the provincial border in the adjoining city, which I don't really know my way around in, but I navigated there fairly easily. It had been raining in the morning so the obstacle course was a little wet and therefore not optimal, though I did wear better shoes this time. It also had a small exercise park next to it, which I was not expecting, as it was not listed on the company's map. My wife wanted to do some exercise while there, and with a playground right next to the exercise area, the four of us kept happy. I did 60 pullups on the bars while there, catching up on my backlog from taking a few easy days. Six of the pushups were done on an extremely narrow bar, really meant to be held in a different way as a handle. It is designed for the kids, as it is on a track and meant to slide across. I wondered if the additional side-to-side movement might make them a bit more difficult, but I don't think that it had any effect.

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    It was not necessarily a very active day again with only over 7000 steps done, but I spent a lot of time cooking once again, with our big meal tonight (though the leftovers will carry us easily until Tuesday).

    At the end of the night I did Seraph (level I, EC) and Ox (level I, EC). I had to add another 10 pushups to make it to 100.

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      #62
      Today I decided to try something a bit harder, and so in the afternoon I did Navy Seal (level I) while my wife watched the boys in the adjacent playground. I am not sure if I should claim EC. The park where I did it is not updated in Google Maps or Google Earth (it just appears to be under construction) and as I chose the running option instead of high knees, I had to eyeball about how far I would need to run for one minute. My estimate was off though by a factor of 2. What I thought was a 200 meter run was in fact 400 meters (according to GPS on Fitbit). So my running time was double what was expected. I also was working off of a screen shot of the workout and couldn't see the EC, which was 30 seconds between sets. I was thinking that it was 1 minute, but didn't take a minute, but also didn't time myself. I did 10-9-8 on the pullups, 25-20-19 on the pushups and 30 situps each time. With 9 laps of the route I hit 3.6 km of running today as well. I added 3 pullups at the end of the running as well to get my daily total to 30.

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      I added 36 pushups later at home to make 100 for the day.

      Funny that I am trying to complete all the pullup bar workouts in the database, but that has become a moving target for me. I have been doing about one per week recently, as the ones that are left are more difficult. Coincidentally since not adding a new pullup bar in a long time, 2 have been added in the past few weeks, so I still have two to go, though if this were last week I would have had only one left.

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        #63
        I didn't get up to a lot during the day today, and only got out later in the afternoon. As has become common enough for us, we go to the park with the huge playground and the exercise park. While one of us watches the boys, the other goes to do exercise. Today I chose to do Muscle Up Prep. Of all the prep workouts, this and handstand prep are the only two that I have seen that I would actually like to follow through with to fruition. On the other hand, although it says to attempt when you can do over 10 pullups (I have done 17 this year, though my best recently is more like 12) I think that this is still contingent on a lot of factors. Personally for me I think that this number would have to be higher. The structure of this workout is a bit odd as it calls for "explosive pullups" after regular pullups. I am usually pretty much done after doing something like the first exercise here, 3 x 8 reps. Doing 24 more explosive pullups would not be easy after this, so I did these as explosively as possible and broke them down to 2 or 4 at a time. I only realized after that doing the pullup hold to failure also counted as a pullup, so the total from the workout is 51. I am still a long way off from muscle ups though, but I guess I can keep working to it. I am not sure how to do the bar dips, but I did the best that I could.

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        I did 100 pushups later in the evening.

        My average for pullups is finally up to 25 per day, my pushup average has dropped to 128 per day.

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          #64
          I try to stay a step ahead of the person that I was yesterday, and try to catch up to the person that I will be tomorrow
          Beautiful sentence - note to self! It's the first time I open your check-in thread and I'm grateful to stumble upon this - thank you.

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            #65
            huma Thanks!

            We did a museum visit today which helped with step count, but more so the 8.8 km run (53:09) got me over 20,000 steps for the day. It continues to surprise me how much I don't know about where I live. I think that part of the problem comes from being born in a generation where such advanced mapping was not really available. I left Ottawa in 2005, and have only been back occasionally since then. I kind of remember what online mapping software was like in 2005, and it was not very advanced. Now that I have MapMyFitness, AllTrails, Google Maps and Google Earth available to me, it opens up what is available in terms of running routes. Case in point today, I found that there is a string of parks just south of downtown that run the exact width of the downtown. How I never came to run on these before (or even know that they exist) is strange considering how many parts of this city that I have explored. Anyway, it is nice to have these tools available, even more so the GPS being available when I am running through parking lots and the like to see where I have been. I must admit to being wrong about something though. I was under the impression that the canal would be drained, but based off of today's pictures, that is evidently not the case.

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            I plotted my run to end at the exercise park, and did 24 pullups when I got there.

            I am just about done working through all the pullup bar workouts (1 to go) and so I have been planning a new project for the database to work through. I decided to now do all the abs workouts, taking as long as I like, just like I did with all the dumbbell and pullup bar workouts. According to the filter there are 124, but two of those are repeats between male and female illustrations. As with a lot of the workouts, I have a master list somewhere of the ones that I have completed (that I don't keep up to date very well), but as I was doing single sets for a lot of them when I first started on the site, I am not really sure which ones have been done to at least a level I, and which ones not (and I don't feel like reading every entry in the old check-in thread to find out). I do know that 3 of them were already covered, Brute Abs and Level Up Abs because they use dumbbells, and Superhero Abs, because I did Superhero week. So that leaves me with 119 to do.

            Today I did Beginner Abs (level I, EC), Chair Abs and Anywhere Abs (EC), thus completing all of the level I abs workouts. Interesting as I progressed directly between some of the exercises, in Beginner Abs this meant going straight from sitting twists to a raised leg hold while maintaining tension in the abs. This was actually difficult enough, and just a reminder that with some small modifications that any workout can be made a lot easier or a lot harder.

            I also did Home Upperbody Tone (level I) and 100 pushups.

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              #66
              Gorgeous pictures - thanks.

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                #67
                TheLibrarian Thanks!

                A pretty slow day overall, with only about 8000 steps, thanks to an increase in activity later in the day. After my wife got home we headed to an exercise park (the one that I visited only once with the boys a couple of weeks ago) and did Achievement Unlocked (level I, EC). I didn't measure for EC exactly, but I didn't rest too long between sets, so I will take it here. I did 20-15-15 on stacked pushups, 6-6-4 on chinups and 10 each time on pushups crunches. I also did 30 pullups.

                Later on I added 30 pushups and did No More Bad Days (level I, EC).

                Today's pullup bar workout represents the final workout in the database that I had to complete in order to have done them all. Having previously completed all the dumbbell workouts, there would presumably be some similarities between two groups of workouts that focused on upperbody strength (there are 2 that are both dumbbell and pullup bar workouts at the moment), but I think as a group that these are much harder than the dumbbell workouts. Though there are some difficult dumbbell workouts, there are none that I wouldn't want to do on any given day. The pullup bar workouts have some that I would need to plan my training plan around (Ninja Warrior specifically). The dumbbell workouts are generally easy enough to do more than one on any given day, but the pullup workouts tend to have so many "to-failure" parts in them, that basically means that they are the only ones that can be done in a day. This is why that although there are fewer of them than the dumbbell workouts, that it took me longer to get through them. In terms of difficulty as well, the level 5 Prep workouts were ones that I could only attempt instead of really complete due to their difficulty. Regardless, it is nice to be done with them for now, though unlike the dumbbell workouts, I don't have a better idea of how to incorporate them into my training going forward. I already had The Minotaur and Primer in my usual routine, and what I do every day is close enough to Push and Pull Express. I liked PT Pyramid and S.W.A.T. the best of the ones that I did, and in the case of the latter, I think that there is something in switching from pullup to chinup on the fly.

                From here on, I will have to keep the occasional one of these going while also doing the abs workouts and then other usual workouts.

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                  #68
                  Congrats on completing all pullup workouts. Impressive stuff!

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                    #69
                    Congrats great work

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                      #70
                      Congrats!! Impressive!

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                        #71
                        mavie Fremen Anek Thanks, but a new one was of course added today.

                        I had a fairly busy day with a walk through the farm adjacent to where we live in the morning. In the afternoon I did a run of 8.0 km (49:39) through a nearby neighbourhood (Little Italy) and then along the riverfront and out onto an island there. I don't know why this route didn't occur to me, but it is a combination of two of the other routes that I had planned. For about an extra 1 km or running I got the highlights of both. I have been adding to my routes to do while we are living in temporary accommodation, so I am down to 5 runs again, though two of them are version of runs that I already did, so I will be OK to get those three remaining done.

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                        As with a lot of my recent runs, I coincide it to end at the nearby exercise park, and I did 30 pullups while there.

                        The temperature in our suite in our building has been really high, as the administration turned off the air conditioning and turned on the heat at the first sign of a cold day this month. The problem is that we have gotten a heat wave since then. It also doesn't help that we are on the 14th floor, as the heat rises through the building. It has been 27 or 28 degrees consistently since the past week, but it should break tomorrow with the heat wave leaving the city. Anyway the hot temperatures have been an impediment to working out here, and although I have been working through it, I just didn't feel like it today. So I just did the minimum 100 pushups and will hope for a cooler apartment tomorrow.
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                          #72
                          Cheers for completing (almost) all of the pullup workouts!

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                            #73
                            You've got some pretty impressive running routes there! (: Great job with everything.

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                              #74
                              Belated congratulations for completing all pull-up workouts! That’s an impressive feat of strength!

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                                #75
                                Mamatigerj motionaction @ryś Thanks all!

                                Overall it was a somewhat rainy day here, so the chances to be active were somewhat limited. We did get out for a museum visit in the morning, and later on in the day I went to the exercise park to do Minerva (level I). It was still raining at the time, though more of a misty type of rain, so it was not impossible to grip the bar, though still difficult enough. I did 6 pullups each sets and 6 knee in with twists, though at about 6 reps my grip was starting to go. For the pushups I did 15-15-10. I did 30 pullups as well, though uncharacteristically in sets of 2. Anyway I have once again completed all the pullup bar workouts in the database. Compared to some of the level 5 workouts this one was not so bad, though I wouldn't say that it was easy.

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                                Later on I did Master of Abs (EC) and added up the remainder of the 100 pushups for the day.

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