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    Calimeromcmlxxxiv is offline Junior Member
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    Well, it's hard.

    I've been training for one year now.

    Two, three times a week.

    I do improve quite a little bit; but to be honnest it's fucking damn slow.

    It's depressing.

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    What are your current stats? As you know CC is a program that is long term. "Its depressing" is a clear indication of your Mental state of mind. You sound burned out. Toughen up cowboy. In the drills that are not showing progress you might have to go back either in reps or step(s). Doing the reps BETTER is preferable to doing MORE reps. Take a couple of weeks off. Re evaluate your goals. Maybe its time for a change of program. Then come back to CC later if you desire. Sounds like you not having fun anymore...Dennis

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    ^^ I second that.

    Why not try the Naked Warrior by Pavel for a while?

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    I keep reading the book trying to find out where the fast and easy parts are.

    If you had kept a log you could see the great amount of progress you have made over the last 52 weeks.

    Ive been doing this for a bit over two years, gonna take me at least five. I don't care.

    How can you be depressed if you are making improvement? Isn't that the whole objective?

    This is a journey, not a dash.

    Good Luck on your Journey.

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    If progress has been that slow maybe it's time to try something else for a while. Different people respond best to different frequencies, volume, rep ranges, etc. You might not have found your best fit yet.

    Maybe a deload week once in a while would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostlyFull View Post
    I keep reading the book trying to find out where the fast and easy parts are.

    If you had kept a log you could see the great amount of progress you have made over the last 52 weeks.

    Ive been doing this for a bit over two years, gonna take me at least five. I don't care.

    How can you be depressed if you are making improvement? Isn't that the whole objective?

    This is a journey, not a dash.

    Good Luck on your Journey.
    I have kept a log the whole time and it has been great. It sheds light on successes and failures. One thing i can say for sure is that my log confirms i have made good progress over the last year. It has also told me that my pulling is much weaker than my pushing. So in kind i do more pull work than push.

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    Where I'm at now :


    • PUSHUPS : Step 6 - Closed Pushups

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    Still very hard for me to do two perfect sets of 20 regular pushups, but I've managed to do it once or twice, so I'm doing both Step 5 - Full Pushups and Step 6, which aims to strengthen the ankles mainly.



    • LEG RAISES : Step 1 - Knee Tucks.

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    Still can't do three sets of 40 reps perfectly. Very hard in my opinion, I have so lower back weaknesses to deal with that's why.



    • PULLUPS : Step 6 - Close Pullups.

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    I switched straight from horizontal pulls to full ones. Because I couldn't understand how to do theses so called jacknifes, and since I'm lightweight I've always managed to do regular pullups anyway.



    • SQUATS : Step 6 - Close Squats.

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    The progression in-between Step 6 and Step 7 is crazy in my opinion. Step 6 is like ultra easy, step 7 is like ultra impossible.



    • BRIDGES : Step 2 - Straight Bridges.

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    I'm not flexible enough for this one, it's my main issue.
    Last edited by Calimeromcmlxxxiv; 12-29-2015 at 05:07 AM.

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    • HANDSTAND PUSH-UPS : Step 2 - Crow Stands.

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    I'm very happy I'm able to actually crow stand, which seemed impossible a year ago, only ten second thought.

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    You are becoming a slave to the rep numbers.You are caught up in numbers/what level you are at rather than truly feeling the muscles stimulated by the exercise.

    Here is a suggestion--Paul Wade wrote an article on the PCC blog 'The Bodyweight Revolution".Towards the end he discusses the 'Joe Hartigen Method" of sets/reps.Very self explanatory.I would consider doing this while doing the reps slowly-- maybe 3-5 seconds up and the same time down.Focus hard on contracting all your muscles--I dont care what the exercise is--you will concentrate more because the maximum reps you do in a set is 5.

    You can also break up your program in the following manner--train 3x/week.Day 1 is "light"-- do one level easier than what you are working now--really work on the form/technique.
    Day 2 is "medium"--do what you are currently doing;day 3 is 'hard"--pick the next level and if you can get a solid rep or two--run with it.The goal with this is that the medium will become the light day;the hard becomes the medium and you start a new level for the hard day...take your time--this will keep your mind fresh,less volume avoids soreness and you will get stronger and firmer--good luck.

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    I've moved away from CC overtime. It's good in some senses. There's a lot of gaps in difficulty between movements. The gap from uneven pushups to half one arm pushups is a good example. Once you get to that point it's easiest to build up strength by doing elevated one arm pushups and lowering the incline over time.

    I'm not sure why the book is written that what. It's very hard to progress sometimes and leads to a lot of wasted time.
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