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Ladylydia: Still Breathing

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Got busy and forgot on Wednesday and Thursday.    40 burpees yesterday.   Tweaked a couple things in jujitsu this morning, so taking a break today.

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Do you find that splitting it up like that is giving you some carryover when you go back to doing them?

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It is actually.  It's hard to do burpees slow, but splitting it into separate parts, allows me to really focus on squat and push up form, which makes the burpees better when I switch back to them.  Also my wrists take the shock better when they have time to heal up via split days.  

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So I completely fell off the burpee wagon all of last week.  My lawn is just a little big for me to take care of by myself. Additionally I burn really easily, so I can only do yard work when the UV index is below a 3, (usually after 6:30 or 7 in the evening).   We had a lot of rain the week before last, so the yard was overgrown and I spent nearly every evening taking care of the lawn, in some form or fashion this past week.  It's managed right now, so I have time in the evenings again. 

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Lawns are hard to take care of, and they do require a lot of effort. I can imagine how frustrating that would be, particularly if you have to do your practice outside on top of that, which is what it sounds like.

 

You can get back on it, though. That's the nice thing about conditioning - in general, it falls off fast, but it comes back fast too.

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Been having a hard difficulty finding time to get in workouts lately.  I was playing around with my calculator today, and apparently 1% of 24 hours is 14.4 minutes. Which means a 14 minute workout is literally less that 1% of my day.  With that in mind I officially have no more excuses, I can manage to spare 1% of my day on improving my health.  

 

 

 

 

(For the mathematically interested, 14.4 minutes is also 1.5% of the ideal, 16 hours spent awake).    

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Well, last night I did burpees for 14 minutes,  only got through 20 of them, but they were with perfect form. I then took a break before doing the rest and never got around to them.  Considering that I haven't done burpees in a week and this set was with perfect form, and no modifications, I'm going to let it pass and just keep trying to catch up to that wagon.  

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quick update, bought wraps on friday, they kind of work.  jujitsu on sat, too sore to do anything else.  walked on sunday, walked on monday, did nothing yesterday, traveling to a conference tonight. 

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Now these wraps, are we talking about boxing handwraps? If so, I might have a video on how to do those for optimal support...

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Back from my conference, time to update.  The resort where the conference was held was a very spread out, rocky terrain, and even inside the conference area there were a lot of floors involved, so I did a lot of walking and stairs, but that was the extent of my exercise.  I really enjoyed and missed the stairs.  I mentioned before I've been motivated to begin stair running again, but haven't called around to area sports centers yet to determine if any areas are open to the public.  (There are none in the local public parks or hiking trails, I did check that). It will be a goal of this week to find out which public sports centers have good stairs for running.  

 

On 6/6/2018 at 3:25 PM, Kishi said:

Now these wraps, are we talking about boxing handwraps? I

 

The wraps I bought are a simple set from Walmart.    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym-Wrist-Wraps-Pair/21672527?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227017224579&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40332053672&wl4=pla-78294310832&wl5=9023809&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=21672527&wl13=&veh=sem

 

 

 

Attempted burpees last night but even with the wrist wraps, the burpees are hard on my wrists at this point (71).  The last time I did a burpee challenge I was at least forty pounds lighter and in much better cardio condition, and I was able to maintain enough momentum to keep from absorbing so much shock with every rep. They just didn't take the same toll  on me as they are this time.  I think I'm going to need to shelve burpees for now and finish out the challenge with pushups and squats. 

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Just now, ladylydia said:

I think I'm going to need to shelve burpees for now and finish out the challenge with pushups and squats. 

 

Good on you for watching out for your body but still pushing through towards completion of your challenge!

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Yeah, I know I fell of the earth. The weather spiked a few weeks ago and hasn't gone down. Just driving around to run errands wipes me out from the heat.  Working out is getting difficult when I spend all evening just trying to cool back down.  

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Yeah, the heat is no joke. The A/C's been out in my gym, and they say they fixed it, but given how much I sweat I just don't know if I buy it.

 

Take your time and just focus on staying well. Exercise is a stressor; mixed with heat, it can be pretty negative.

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