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    Question New to Primal fitness, a quick question...

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    Hey to all fellow Groks and Grokettes

    I am new to Primal fitness although I have followed the Primal eating for a little while. I downloaded the e-book and did my first self-assessment today. I found that on a couple of the moves, I could do the full compliment of reps on level 1 or 2, but not easily, was really pushing the final couple. My question is should I move on to the next level yet or stay on the level I can manage until I can maybe push out a few more?

    I appreciate any advice

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    Mmmm, 39 views but no responses... Does that mean no-one knows or no-one cares

    No matter, I guess I'll just figure it out....

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    Move up and level see how you do! If you can manage it, keep it up. If you can't, stick at level 2 for a bit and incorporate level 3 in occasionally until it feels like a manageable challenge.

    So long as you can complete the movements with sacrificing form, you're not pushing too hard (or at least, that's my rule of thumb!)

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    I think you're supposed to do 2 rounds of the exercises and move to the next level when you're able to do the target reps in the 1st and 2nd rounds.

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    Thank you, thank you!

    I appreciate your responses

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    I just reread the ebook and Mark suggested that, even if you can finish 2 sets at a level, you may want to stay there an extra session or two and maybe try to reduce time or increase reps. He said it will make the transition to the next level easier.

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    Thanks Jenn,

    I may have got through the workouts but I think I'm going to die now! The squats and assisted pull-ups have just about murdered my quads! My legs keep on going out from underneath me so I know I am definately not ready to move up a level. I can't even imagine when I'll be able to walk again without crying

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    welcome from a near newbie in sydney .. enjoy !

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    Thanks Neil, I am enjoying so far, except for the new Nazi-style walking I'm doing to avoid bending my legs
    Just had a long hot soak in an epsom salts bath so I'm feeling a bit looser. Think I'll stick to nice easy walks for a coupla days though!

    How have you been finding it so far? How long have you been at it?

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    lol... is this the first time you've done squats before

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