Mad Hatter

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  1. Mad Hatter

    Mike Wazowski: Settling Back into Routines (or "Routines")

    Following! So many exciting things happeniiiing!
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    Where did all the adamantium go?

    This is great, focusing on the process instead of outcome. Yay! I have to say it's been so so inspiring to see you fighting hard against mental monsters. It's really admirable and courageous and I'm really happy for you that it's working. Woot for the level up, well deserved!
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    KB Girl preps for the world championship

    I like this analogy! I also think you did awesome this challenge considering. Even with the sickness you never stopped or gave up on the challenge, you kept doing what you could.
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    RogueLibrarian: Playlist

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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Challenge accepted
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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    That should have been read with a heavy dose of sarcasm. I also thought a mental challenge would be better for me than trying to go heavy. 41 kg, I did make it but the reps were very wobbly. To be fair they were wobbly from the very first set :/ Just not my day. But I made it!
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    Press to handstand cont.

    As long as you keep posting videos and updates I'll be happy if even if you don't track details.
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    WhiteGhost Gets Serious 2: The Seriousening

    Me too! Awesome that you signed up for the program, I'm really curious to see how you'll get on with it! I really hope you'll find it useful after all my hype haha. Have you thought about how you want to structure the program modules yet? Looking forward for some inspo as I'm planning to pick it up again this challenge after my long period of slacking.
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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Yesterday I was really, really frickin' sore, don't know if it was the lifting or the jumping or the combo but my legs and my back were DEAD. I did a few handstands outside and that's about it. I also went for my first swim this year!!! It was awesome. Plus did some project work. Good day. Today my legs are STILL DEAD! I also feel generally shitty, lack of sleep but also something else. So this morning I decided it would be a good idea to try @KB Girl's suggestion of doing a 1-10 rep squat ladder. It was terrible. 10 reps is sooo many. I was super impressed by my friend though, because she did it at the same weight as me, but did not really struggle with the numbers. I think her strength endurance is way, way better than mine, even had I've not had such an off day. I've heard many times that women can often handle more volume and longer sets, but for myself I've never found it to be the case. I think she is one of those people though. It's impressive. New classes are starting tomorrow! Yay! Acro on Tuesday and parkour on Wednesday. Exciting! Just hope my muscles will recover.
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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Heh glad you enjoyed the vid, when I looked at it it seemed so boring and repetitive! I'm sure that for most people jumping is intuitive and doesn't need a technical breakdown, but clearly I'm not one of those people. LOL! Btw the reason why I look down so much is not because I'm sad or angry or anything like that, but to see how far I landed. I put a stick in the sand box as a marker. Hahaha love it! I wouldn't call it cool, but it's not bad.
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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Woke up bright and early did a bit of parkour practice in the morning. ALL THE JUMPS! I took a little vid to troubleshoot my jumping technique, it's rather boring to watch but whatever. There's a few clips: 1. First jumps, that I filmed that is. What I noticed is that I'm taking off very horizontally, and then I end up not getting enough height to extend the hips in front me when I start coming down. 2. Fails because I tried to think about jumping more up than forward which did nothing except confuse me apparently haha. 3. Slooooow mooooo. Another thing that popped up here is that my arms are not swinging back fast enough relative to me bending my legs and I end up in a super piked position. Easy to spot but not sure how easy it will be to fix the timing/coordination. 4. Practicing drops, looks super lame in the video but felt intimidating. Especially since the net is not stable. The drop felt comfy, I think that it would be ok to stand on top of the thing but I'm in no rush pushing higher impact moves. 5. Swing back flip, timing was much better this time! I also did some vault practice and little precisions. And now my legs are very deaded. Then I did some project work, finally started to write some coooode. And I made a salted butter caramel chocolate mousse, which turned out really really good. And I went for another walk because sun shiiiine.
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    Mu develops her inner HS puppy

    What's their baking on the job policy? Deadlift platform? You mean, ahem, the floor? Let's just say I'm truly amazed we haven't gotten noise complaints yet. Between me blasting music and barbells clanking it gets preeeetty loud. My only guess is that the neighbours have already left for work. That is true. Sometimes it feels like it's more for show for clients and employee prospects rather than for the staff to actually use. Sounds like a cool place though with interesting work. Fingers crossed! It appears I have completely lost the strength to recover from a banana, it really is a very specific and not so easy skill. It all sounds so quaint, love it.
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    RogueLibrarian: Playlist

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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    Indeed! I mostly just need to try harder. But it sounds fun to do silly things like that! Sure, and that's why I don't really care about numbers. I mostly want MOAR The only reason why I've been cautious about increasing weight or doing a lot of volume has been to not fry my legs before parkour or get stuck with nasty DOMS. And to keep my recovery under control. But that shouldn't be a problem for the next few months. Otherwise I'm perfectly fine with increasing weight, I mean I'm in a squat rack the worst thing that can happen is that I'll fail.
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    Mad Hatter's back, alright!

    That sounds brutal. How would you warm up for it? Would you do it like that every session or...? Oh go for it! I hate bands too, but right now I can't even control the dip negative well enough without a band if I wanna go full range. I guess I could use a foot support but there's too much logistics involved. Honestly I also much prefer practicing on rings as I find the dip station handles way too wide apart. I feel like it's designed by bros who believe that they have shoulders the width of a door and with zero knowledge of anatomy