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  • Birthday 01/01/1900

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  1. She's good. We have a private backyard for her to do her business in, and we still take her on 1-2 walks per day. Otherwise, working from home and spending all day with her is her normal. I'm just concerned she's not taking this coronavirus more seriously! As far as my workouts and writing and such: These days, with me working out at home, I'm doing the following every day, as advised by my online coach: 10 pistols per leg 10 single leg RDL's per leg 20 chin-ups 30 planchey push-ups 1 minute accumulated handstand hold (can use wall for assistance) 30 second accumulated arching active hang hold i then have some other bodyweight and kettlebell stuff I'm doing as well. We sent out another big email this week helping people get started working out at home
  2. Fun fact: i was living in Ecuador at that time, so I took a bus 3 hours to an airport, flew up to Atlanta, GA, and stayed for 48 hours to give that talk, then flew back to Ecuador. Man, that feels like SO LONG AGO. I've actually changed my tune around goals (and instead more interested focused on creating a great day, or building a good system, with goals to help guide the system I want to build). Speaking of Systems, my system is now completely upended, so I'm having some fun tinkering and creating a new normal! More updates incoming
  3. Okay nerds Lots of writing this week. We put out a big post on how to stay in shape while not leaving the house, because that's exactly what I've been doing since Wednesday. I got my last workout in Wednesday (deadlifts), and have bought a pull-up bar and kettlebell to move my training into my home for the foreseeable future. I'll be documenting my workouts and strategies over on the Nerd_Fitness instagram in the stories each day (if I'm doing a workout), so hopefully I'll see some of you clowns over there too. Yes, it's just me replying and comments and writing. I'm treating it like my little sandbox to play in outside of big topics at NerdFitness.com For those of you in parts of the country/world that aren't affected yet, do what you can to do some prepping now. It happens in an instant: Grocery stores were fine over here (Hoboken, across river from Manhattan) on Tuesday. Shelves were empty yesterday. Call a friend, wash your hands, and give your gramma a call.
  4. I'm on my 3rd listen... So yes
  5. SATURDAY WORKOUT A1) Back squats Warm-up: 6x95, 6x95 Week four: 6/6/6/6/6 @ 175 B1) Front lever pulses Week four: 4x3 w/ 4 sec pause at extended position B2) Handstand push-ups Week four: 3/3/3/2/2 C1) Good mornings Week one: 4x12 D1) Archer ring push-ups Week four: 2x8, 1x6 D2) Wall handstands Week four: 3x60s MONDAY WORKOUT A1) Weighted chin-ups Warm-up: 5xBW, 2x25 Week five: 5x5 @ 38 B1) Alternating arm bodyweight archer rows Week five: 3x8 1 set of regular bw rows (false grip) @ 15r C) Ring dip holds Get into the bottom position of the dip on the rings and hold for time. All weeks: 3x20s D1) Wall handstands Week five: 3x60s D2) Band and/or pulley facepulls Accumulate 100 total reps. Finding it really tough to not follow the coronavirus stuff and financial markets, so what I've found helpful (ill be adapting this below into an email for to the Rebellion this week!): 1) Remind myself that I'm a subscriber to Ramit Sethi's philosophy of index fund "set and forget" investing. I'm not selling anything regardless, as I'm invested with a timeline of 30-40 years from now with Vanguard Index Funds, so day to day swings need to be ignored. Even big drops. But still crazy to watch the wild swings of the market. 2) Being precautious about coronavirus, but not panicked (this article by my friend Taylor Pearson is great). From what I've gathered (not a doctor, don't play one on TV, didn't stay at holiday inn express), the concern isn't getting the virus, but rather the strain on the healthcare and hospital system if too many people get it all at the same time: not enough beds or doctors or nurses, which is scary. I think we're seeing the chaos of what can happen in a country that doesn't contain the virus early enough in Italy. So i'm being precautious: lots of hand sanitizer, reduced travel. Fortunately, as an introvert that works from home, i've been training for this my whole life. 3) Re-listening to Ryan Holiday's Stillness is the Key on audiobook while making coffee each morning. I can do a chapter in the time it takes me to make coffee, which is a good stoic reminder of focusing on the long term important, and not getting swept up in the short term CRAZY/scary/exciting. It's also Super Mar10 Day!
  6. Love this, obviously. I'll wear bright stuff to the gym tomorrow
  7. THURSDAY WORKOUT: A1) Chest supported dumbbell incline row Week four: 6/6/6/6 @ 60 B1) Pull-ups Weeks: 35 reps in as little sets as possible 13, 12, 10 B2) Push-ups Week four: 20/16/50 Got 20/16/42 D2) Incline bench curls Week four: 7, 6, 6 @ 40 lbs D2) Overhead triceps extensions Week four: 3x14 @ 40 HIT calories, did shoulder workout, got some writing done.
  8. Pepper Update: Still Cute.
  9. UPDATE! Monday 3/2 - hit calories, handstands, shoulder work, and got some creative writing in: A1) Weighted chin-ups Warm-up: 5xBW, 2x25 Week four: 5x5 @ 37 B1) Alternating arm bodyweight archer rows Week four: 2x8, 1x6 1 set of regular bw rows (false grip) @ 15r C) Ring dip holds Get into the bottom position of the dip on the rings and hold for time. All weeks: 3x20s D1) Wall handstands Week four: 3x60s D2) Band and/or pulley facepulls Accumulate 100 total reps. TUESDAY 3/3: Hit my calories, and creative work! WEDNESDAY 3/4: hit calories, handstands, shoulder work, and got some creative writing in. A1) RDL/CDL COMBO Warm-up: 10xBAR (RDL), 6x135 (RDL), 5x185 (RDL) Week four: RDLs: 3 sets of 6 reps @ 225 CDL's: 1x275, 1x315, 3/3/2/2 @ 385 A2) Weighted parallel bar dips Warm-up: 6XBW Week four: 4x6 @ 27.5 pounds B1)Front squats Warm-up: 6x95, 2x115 All weeks: 3x6 @ 135 C1) Front lever pulses Week four: 4x3 w/ 4 sec pause at extended position D1) Wall handstands Week four: 3x60s THURSDAY (AM) 3/5: I AM FREE OF BLOODBORNE! I'll say this is one of the toughest gaming achievements I've ever completed I think. This game was great. Didn't like the chalice dungeons much, but after being the main game twice, it was cool enough that i wasn't ready to be done. Still left to play in the Soulsborne series: Sekiro, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3. Coolest part about Bloodborne: it taught me to play more aggressively and offensively compared to how I played Dark Souls. I played Dark Souls 1 very timidly. Heavy armor, big shield, and slowly creeped through the world. Bloodborne, by the end, I was full YOLO mode. Staying close to big enemies, rolling and backstabbing, getting my timing down, etc. I had considered doing Dark Souls 2 and 3 before this. I AM SO GLAD I played BB first. I think it's going to make my playthroughs of Dark Souls 2 and 3 so much more enjoyable (and faster). To the GYM!
  10. Pretty good! Right now it's just a lot of "kick up against wall, hold for time" stuff - rebuilding the muscular endurance and balance. But i've had some holds of 40-50 seconds freestanding which feels great. I'm hoping with increased shoulder mobility and focus on hollow body holds, I can really get these handstands to be completely perpendicular, which should help with time under tension upside down!
  11. LATE ON MY UPDATE! I think this is one the most important things i do that happens to work for me. I really try to not shame myself or feel badly about occasionally eating poor foods or missing a workout. Life is meant to be lived, and food is more than just sustenance. It's a part of a gathering with friends, or enjoyment with family, or whatever. So, just EAT the thing. And then the next day, go back to do what I do normally: eat the foods on my plan, hit my workout, and get right back to it. so, WEDNESDAY: Hit my shoulder mobility work, got my handstands in, and tracked all calories: WEDNESDAY WORKOUT: A1) Romanian Deadlifts, Conventional Deadlifts Warm-up: 10xBAR (RDL), 6x135 (RDL), 5x185 (RDL) Week three: RDLs: 3 sets of 6 reps @ 225 CDL's: 1x275, 1x315, 3/2/2/2 @ 385 A2) Weighted parallel bar dips Warm-up: 6XBW Week three: 4x6 @ 25 pounds B1)Front squats Warm-up: 6x95, 2x115 All weeks: 3x6 @ 135 C1) Front lever pulses Week five: 4x6 Week three: 4x3 w/ 4 sec pause at extended position D1) Wall handstands Week three: 3x60s CALORIE GOAL: HIT! CREATIVE: B+ - got my writing done, but it's more 'technical' writing so not as fun. more on this soon. THURSDAY WORKOUT Hit my calories, did my mobility, no handstands on this workout. A1) Chest supported dumbbell incline row Week three: 8/8/8/8 @ 55 B1) Pull-ups Weeks: 35 reps in as little sets as possible 12, 12, 11 B2) Push-ups Week three: 19/16/50 D2) Incline bench curls Week three: 6, 6, 6 at @ 40 D2) Overhead triceps extensions Week three: 3x13 @ 40 FOOD: Went over by 200 calories, so I'll need to fine-tune my two 'powerbomb' shakes as i call them (oats, protein, frozen berries, frozen spinach). It really just means cutting back slightly on the So, I am back on track with training. A bit of chaos (good stuff) with NF biz behind the scenes, and some good chaotic life stuff too. Had a great walk with Pepper last night. And here we are Friday morning. CRUSHED IT! Prepped a lot of pepper's meals for the next week (she gets some meat and veggies along with her kibble). Got the gym laundry done and folded (while listening to the Exponent podcast, hosted by the writer of Stratechery.com , and feeling overall pretty good! I'll give myself an A on the first 3. And a B- on the "write creatively every day" part, but i'm not gonna dwell on it.
  12. Back from my trip! I ate all the things while visiting Nashville: BBQ, tapas, fried chicken, etc. Didn't work out much, but walked a LOT. Got back Monday afternoon, and immediately went to the gym for a very crappy but "just show up, get back-on-track" workout! I was in bed by 9:30pm last night, and although my Oura Ring says I only got 7 hours of sleep and I tossed and turned a lot, I woke up feeling great and don't remember sleeping in at all. I got my writing done this morning (Tuesday), but it was tough to get back on track, as I had 3 days of important emails and NF stuff to get caught up on. Back on track with calorie counting today too. More detailed updates coming this week as I get right back into the groove.
  13. I LOVE forest. Though I feel like an Idiot, as I spent all my coins to get like, digital palm trees and cherry blossom trees...instead of them ACTUALLY planting a tree for me! lol Ha! I'm not that desperate! I mean, at some point I still need to play: Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Sekiro...and whenever they come out Cyberpunk 2077, Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Ghost of Tsushima, plus whatever the new Assassin's Creed game is this fall. ...and then PS5 and Xbox Series X (or whatever nonsense they're calling it) comes out this fall. Arg. That is a lot of games. Tuesday I'll give myself a B- Hit my calorie goals for Monday, but was 200 over, so I adjusted Tuesday down 200. Got my writing in, but it was on a project and not just fun writing. No meditation, SOME journaling. I am traveling Thurs-Monday, so the next few days will be a bit chaotic, which I'm prepared for.
  14. Pup tax. Sometimes she gets stuck halfway:
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