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JollySoul

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About JollySoul

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  • Birthday 03/05/1992

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    Chicago, IL
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    adventurer
  1. Hello to my fellow nerds, lifters, and generally awesome people! I'm jollysoul. So, I'm pretty new to the powerlifting scene, but I've been drawn to it for a while now. It's so fun and intriguing! In order to get more experience under my belt (har har), my main goal/quest is to log 100 lifting sessions by the end of November 2015. Obviously that's longer than 6 weeks, but hey, what can I say? I like to think in the long term. Anyway, in order to reach said goal I'm going to: Quest 1: Lift 2-4x each week (Squat, DL, Bench) Quest 2: Track my food intake every day (eating crap kills t
  2. Hi Ashley! Welcome! It's nice to see other females that like powerlifting too I'm actually signed up to run a 5k in June! We should totally be fitness-chatting buddies if you're up for it!
  3. I can't make it to Izzy and Moe's, but I'll be at the theater by 5.
  4. Any of the times could work for me, though my preference would probably be for the Saturday.
  5. Aesop- I'm assuming you mean the AMC at Woodfield? The one in Schaumburg? If so, I got the movie times for Saturday (4/5) and Sunday (4/6). Maybe we can all pick which one will work best for next week. Saturday: 2:10pm; 5:10pm; 8:10pm; 11:10pm Sunday: 2:10pm; 5:10pm; 8:10pm
  6. Ahh, you beat me to it! She's pretty awesome. And her delts and lats are much to be envied.
  7. Hi Everyone! Is the Captain America movie day still happening? That sounds like an awesome idea; I'd totally be up for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Week 3 update: I lifted on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. I also added a little cardio in the mix as well. I logged all my food into MFP. Also, I find that it's easier to avoid sugary drinks now. My taste buds seem to prefer water now, which is awesome. Lastly, I started the new book and the reading is going splendidly so far.
  9. I should update this more often...haha Thanks for the encouragement everyone! Week 1 update: Stuck to the plan! The only thing is that I had to modify my workout layout a little (doing deadlifts more than once a week isn't the greatest idea!) because my CNS seemed to freak out some with all that heavy lifting. Week 2 update: Finished my first book ("Radical" by David Platt)! Yesterday, I started reading the second one ("The New Rules of Lifting" by Schuler and Cosgrove). I also hit the juice and workout goals too. So, everything's on track thus far
  10. Hey All! I look forward to getting to know you guys more during the challenge. Here's my challenge thread: http://nerdfitnessrebellion.com/index.php?/topic/37467-jollysoul-the-time-for-awesomeness-has-finally-arrived/ Let the games begin!
  11. Main Quest: To get stronger by decreasing my fat content. 1st Goal: Strength train 3x a week. [Grading] A - No missed training days; B - 1 missed training day; C - 2 missed training days; D - 3 missed training days; F - 4 or more missed training days 2nd Goal: No soft drinks or sodas (my only exception is OJ for when I take my whey after workouts). I don't know what it is about juices and sugary drinks, but I just flock to them. In my mind, they've seemed like liquid deliciousness in a cup. But the sugar content in them is obviously insanely high (I remember looking at Mountain Dew's s
  12. Wow, I don't know what happened to the first couple paragraphs... I guess making posts using a tablet messes things up occasionally. Here's what I wrote: This calculator should help out with that: http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/ It also tells you how much you should eat based on your fitness goals (you only need to go up to step 2 for that). After you find that out, I would recommend using a calorie tracking program to ensure that you're hitting the number you need to reach. A couple of popular ones are Lose it! and MyFitnessPal.
  13. In order to gain muscle, it's important to eat more calories than you burn, so you would need to find out how many you burn in a day (this is your Total Daily Energy Expenditure, or TDEE). This calculator should help out with that: http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/. It also tells you how much you should eat based on your fitness goals (you only need to go up to step 2 for that). After you find that out, I would recommend using a calorie tracking program to ensure that you're hitting the number you need to reach. A couple of popular ones are Lose it! and MyFitnessPal. If you don't feel lik
  14. Yeah, I've tried those out in the past to no avail . I guess it's because they still cause my wrists to bend. Thanks for the suggestion though
  15. Thanks for this tip! I'll probably start adding these stretches to my routine.
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