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    Parindra is offline Junior Member
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    Default CC Going back to Step 1 Progressive Standard

    Hey All,

    So to celebrate sticking with Convict Conditioning for a year, I thought how cool would it be to go back to Step 1 and hit that Progressive Standard the right way as a fitness test, with the slow cadence and 60 sec rest period.

    In my mind, I was going to ace it, and next training session hit the Step 2 Progressive Standard and work my way back up to where I left off in my training series.

    Well that's not what happened. Now, I'm at Step 4 of the Push Up Series and Step 6 of the Leg Raises Series, but to my shock I couldn't hit the Step 1 Progressive Standard of 3 sets of 50 Wall Push Ups and 3 sets of 40 of Knee Tucks.

    What does this mean? Why did this happen?

    I'm kinda at a loss on how to proceed, whether I can go back to where I left off in my training before this, or whether this means I still have more to gain from the earlier steps and I need to go back to square 1 again?

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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    I thought I would give your post a bump. Perhaps someone more experienced with CC has a thought..but I think you could do either options you mentioned. Or just re-take your test. Maybe it was just a fluke you did not meet the standard. You could pass the test and then move on. For myself, I would just move on with my training and every 3-4 months give the wall push ups and knee tucks a test. But not obsess on it...Dennis

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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    Keep in mind that very high reps like that train mostly slow twitch fibers where harder exercises with lower reps bring in more fast twitch fibers. If training the slow twitch fibers is important to you it might have to be included as regular part of your training.

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    MostlyFull is offline Senior Member
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    If you took your 7th grade final exams now would you score as well as you did then? Have you gotten smarter since the 7th grade? Gonna go back and repeat 7th grade? Going back to step one is a waste of time. Keep pushing forward.
    Last edited by MostlyFull; 01-04-2019 at 08:29 PM.

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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    I like MostlyFull's answer. The earlier steps prepare you for the later steps. Once you're proficient at regular pushups, there's not much to be gained from going back to pushing off a wall or on your knees.

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