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And Even More Gym Records—701 Ball Crunches And 10+10 Pull Ups+Chin Ups

For the 9th time in a month, I exercised, 8 of the times in a gym. I had mentioned that I did 500 crunches and was told about a guy who does 1000. So I went to beat my record and did 150+150+200 crunches with legs on exercise ball and back on floor (60 seconds in between sets) and then a two minute break followed by 201 crunches—could have done more— with back on floor and smaller ball between knees in the air. I’m not rising up much, but I am tensing the abs, which are growing. This total for the ball is 701, compared to the earlier record on July 21st of 360!

After that record, I did a few machines and went to the chin up bar, where I bested my previous record of 10 pull ups + 8 chin ups by doing 10+10. Felt great.

Don’t know where this strength is coming from. Maybe it is inspired by the Chris Ivey push up story that I just received…

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Exercise Report—Shirking Visits But Setting Records

Falling behind schedule these last days—only going to the gym once a week. And not working at home. Uh oh. Not a good sign. Only excuse is lots of tennis, four days out of town, and some tiredness from changed diet due to taking doxycline to fight Lyme’s disease.

But I did set some crunch records each time:

On July 10th I did 85+60+75+60=280 bicycle crunches followed by 100 ball crunches. Previous record was 250 bicycles in 4 sets. Then only 8 pull ups + 7 chin ups (record is 10+6½).

On July 14th, I did 150+100+100=350 ball crunches (record was 300), supermans on the ball that lasted 15 seconds some times, and only 7 pull ups + 6 chin ups. Not too bad, considering that I played tennis in the morning.

Today I never made it to the gym, but I did do 9 chin ups followed within a minute by 6 (or 7) pull ups. And the 45-lb dumbbells felt a bit light for bent over rows.

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