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Week 4 wall?

posted over 5 years ago | Report

I finished week three without any trouble, but week four seems exponentially harder. I find myself really struggling on the last set to the point where I'm not sure I should even count them. The last 10 reps or so usually involve pauses, shaking, and admittedly liberal counting methods.

Has anyone else hit a wall like this where it suddenly became incredibly difficult? If so, how'd you get through it? - longer rests, redo the week, just kept plowing through?

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  • Hey Eric

    A lot of people find Week 3 and then Week 4 pretty tough. If you don't make any of the workouts, finish the week off as best you can and then repeat the week. You'll be surprised at how much better you do second time around. Stick at it - you will get stronger!

    --Steve

    posted over 5 years ago | Report

  • I did this program about two months ago. I know what you're talking about, my wall started on week four and lasted untill the end! The only thing i can say is try and push through it or repeat the week. At the end of week six i managed to crank out 96 and that was excruciating, 97 would have been impossible. It's is pretty cool though considering at the start i could only do about 25 or so, and i had already been working out. Keep it up man, you'll get there.

    posted over 5 years ago | Report

  • I'm stuck on week 4 as well. Just finished it for the second time. I did better the second time around, I'll try again next week. I think if you just keep at it you will get there.

    posted almost 5 years ago | Report

  • Wow - I just started Week 3 and I was thinking it was tough. I am not looking forward to Week 4...

    posted almost 5 years ago | Report

  • I've been stuck on Week 4 for about three weeks now. I've been doing jumping around between the different columns and varying the amount of rest between sets. I'm still unable to get past Day 2, column 3. I can get to about 33 on the last set. The jump between each day on week 4 is 20 additional push ups (120 - 140 - 160). That is more than I've been able to come up with. I feel like I need to try something else, perhaps a day where I do 1000 push ups over the course of a day or something. I feel a bit stagnated at the moment.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • I'm on my second round of week four, headed for another failure. Second day and my last set, "max (at least 36)", was about two. I'll try week four again next week, I'm in no hurry. I kind of like this failing stuff, reminds me of high school.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • I'm having a hard time with week 4 as well. I started increasing the time between sets, but I still can't complete it fully. Steve S., I'll take your advice and repeat the week. I'm determined to make it through the whole program!

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • in reply to what Jaydub said:I'm having a hard time with week 4 as well. I started increasing the time between sets, but I still can't complete it fully. Steve S., I'll take your advice and repeat the week. I'm determined to make it through the whole program!

    I've been redoing Week 4 and have nailed days one and two so far. It's paid off to redo the week!

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

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    I'm repeating week 3 for the third time! having said that I had to stop the second time due to illness, so I had to take two weeks off. So I'm back on Week 3 Day 2 tonight, bring it on!

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

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    So I started week three this week and got the third day done last night (total of 124). I have my pre-week four test tomorrow, fingers crossed!

    Eoin

    posted over 4 years ago | edited over 4 years ago | Report

  • It took me three tries to get through week 3, so I'm sure week 4 will take at least that many tries. I believe I'll get more out of the program if I take my time and do it right.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

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    I've finished week four two days ago and will be doing the end of week test later today. I may need to drop down to level 2 for week 5, as it seems pretty tough.

    Eoin

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • I did that at the first day of week 3 and haven't looked back. It certainly is hard still, but I am feeling much better that doing level 2 is better for me. I have now made it through weeks 3 & 4 and getting ready for Week 5.
    THere are more intervals in week 5, so that might be a good think.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • I have been going at it for several weeks now. I won't give up. So far I have done:
    Week1 Level 2 - Wk2L2 - Wk3L1 -Wk4L1 - Wk3L3 - Wk4L3 - Wk5L2 - Wk5L3

    So I had to repeat Weeks 3, 4, and 5 but each time I repeated at a higher level

    I keep getting better at it and I know I will get to the point of doing 100 consecutive.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • Week 4 Day 1 was too difficult for me. On Wednesday, I picked up again at Week 3 Day 2 and finished Week 3 today. I can't believe how much easier Days 2 and 3 were the second time around.

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • in reply to what Glenn L. said:Week 4 Day 1 was too difficult for me. On Wednesday, I picked up again at Week 3 Day 2 and finished Week 3 today. I can't believe how much easier Days 2 and 3 were the second time around.

    Many people hit walls in the program, it's only natural, if anything the program might be a bit aggressive, but it's easy enough to just redo a week

    posted over 4 years ago | Report

  • I just started week 4 and for the first time was unable to complete all of the prescribed repetitions. The fifth set called for a minimum of 32 reps and I was only able to completed 27. Close, but no cigar. I'm wondering if day 2 will be any better. I think the additional rest between sets will be helpful, but each set has more repetitions.

    I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

    posted about 4 years ago | Report

  • Glad to hear that I am not alone!! Looks like I'll be repeating week 4.

    posted about 4 years ago | Report

  • I started in week 3 column two and blew through it without struggling. Now week 4 just kicked me in the nuts. I have to say that I swim a kilometer on my off days and i also complete 200 pushups total on my workout days. I also do a series of other high intensity calisthenic training on my workout days. At 42 yrs old I think my recovery time should be exercise free to be able to stay on the program without repeating weeks. I am going to finish week 4 column 2 with additional rest between sets as necessary and then repeat it next week or go to week 4 column 3.

    posted about 1 year ago | Report

  • Definitely feeling the upper limit in week 3, had to modify the last few in the last set. We'll see how the last day goes, may repeat week 3.

    posted 11 months ago | Report

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