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Vegemighty

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  1. Cool post. I just read Think and Grow Rich, I'll be using the principles outlined there for my goals. This year, I will be focusing on my Chinese level as well as my fitness. By this time next year I will know 10,000 words in Chinese, be able to converse naturally, and be able to write at least 2,000 of the most common characters. I will have also developed abs and be able to squat fully without my heels coming off the ground. In order to accomplish this I will add 30 new vocabulary terms to Anki a day I will Skritter 30 minutes a day I will have a 30 minute Mandarin conversation a day I will watch the Mandarin dub of a star wars movie every weekend I will do calf stretches every day before bed and after waking I will find a gym with good weightlifting equipment
  2. Week One update. I've stuck to the slow carb diet pretty well. Probably not eating enough according to the plan, but its all wholesome food. Except of course for the binge day (tomorrow). As far as the push ups. Its going well. Going down in reps, but I guess that is from exertion. [table=width: 500] [table=width: 500] ADecline 40 8 2 Diamond 8 4 2 Standard 15 5 2 BStandard 26 7 5 Wide 15 7 4 ADecline 31 6 5 Diamond 7 5 0 Standard 14 4 3 [/table]
  3. If you're brand new to Japanese, I recommend you look into pimsleur language program. It helped me a lot with my spoken mandarin and it only takes 30 minutes a day. But it's mostly for beginners
  4. Although not a challenge, I will still continue to work on my squats. I have been stretching out 3 times a day working on my ankle and hip flexibility. The goal of that is to be able to squat ass to grass, which I am currently unable to do. Heels come off up floor.
  5. Wild fruit is okay. Nowadays I think that cultivated fruits have been bred into sugar laden monstrosities. They are probably more delicious than 1000 years ago, but too much sugar its true.
  6. Those are some nice tables. I think I'll make them too. Its like instant accountability if you don't complete them
  7. Now I am in China, and so some of these goals will be quite difficult to keep up with especially as I am traveling later in the month. But once I settle down later this month into my permanent apartment, things will be much smoother. Goals 1. Diet, follow the Slow Carb Diet as outlined by Tim Ferriss in 4 Hour Body. 2. Hygiene, Brush my teeth twice a day instead of the normal once a day and floss! 3. Fitness, On Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays do push-up plan (outlined later) 4. Language, Pimsleur Mandarin Chinese Unit 3, once a day, ChinesePod, Review 2 Lessons a day Obstacles The biggest obstacle right now is I am a bit transient. No permanent home. And I'll be travelling quite a bit the 15th through the 20th. So I'm going to allot myself some special leeway while I'm in Qinghai to sample some delicious ethnic Muslim and Tibetan cuisine. But otherwise, I'll stick to the plan. My push-up plan will go like this Sunday Tuesday and Thursday A and B days switch off. A days 3 x Max Decline Pushups 3 x Max Diamond Pushups 3 x Max Standard Pushups B days 3 x Max Standard Pushups 3 x Max Wide Pushups If this sounds like too much, let me know! And I'll see you on the battlefield
  8. So if anyone read The Four Hour body by Tim Ferriss, they've heard of this. Rule #1: Avoid “white†starchy carbohydrates (or those that can be white). This means all bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and grains. If you have to ask, don’t eat it. Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again, especially for breakfast and lunch. You already do this; you’re just picking new default meals. Rule #3: Don’t drink calories. Exception: 1-2 glasses of dry red wine per night is allowed. Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit. (Fructose –> glycerol phosphate –> more bodyfat, more or less.) Avocado and tomatoes are excepted. Rule #5: Take one day off per week and go nuts. I choose and recommend Saturday. http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/07/12/how-to-lose-100-pounds/ Seems like a good plan to me. He's also big into adding beans and other legumes to add calories, which paleo is against I believe. It also makes sense to me to binge once a week to keep up metabolism. Has anyone had any success with this plan?
  9. Well my squats have improved, still not that butt to heel depth I would like, and I need to hold my hands or hold a bar out to stay balanced. Who knows about squats that can help my form? http://youtu.be/bk7VdF5tFBM
  10. Yea, I think the squat is a flexibility issue for sure. As it stands now, I feel a lot of resistance in my shins when squatting, and I can't go past a certain point when doing a squat. The only way to compensate is by widening my stance and pointing my feet outward. I'll make a progress video soon.
  11. Yea, I can only do 40 right now. I thought 400 would be easy to get to. I guess I was wrong. My goals have been lagging lately, last week of college. So I guess thats a goal accomplished. I'm graduating the 24th, lots of free time now. I figure I'll do that p90x yoga every other day, to stretch those legs. The more I see the more I realize how fracked up my legs are. I'm telling you kids now, take care of your legs now. Or they'll rust on you.
  12. Those tips really did help actually! I can really feel the burn in my legs now. Chinese pod is great. Maybe a little expensive, but still more comprehensive and practical than rosetta stone.
  13. Thats right. And I don't want to brag, but I'm pretty good. I once spent a whole minute in a reverse handstand
  14. I can do reverse handstands do those count?
  15. So here is where I'm at. I've got like 5 inches of air underneath my heels. Thats not good, they must've atrophied from non-use. Even little kids can keep their heels on the floor when they squat. So hopefully this can be rectified through constant stretching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3g5ovxZi3I [ATTACH=CONFIG]2937[/ATTACH]
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