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Tabula Rasa

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  1. Week 1 Summary Quest #BeStronger I got all my DM's training sessions in and even did some Crossfit on the side. Monday's WOD were power snatches, tuesday's were pull ups, wednesday's were push presses and thursday's were thrusters. All things considered, I did great on the strength training department, even skipping gym on friday and yesterday. On the other hand, I only did one session of yoga the whole week. Quest #BeLeaner I ate out on thursday and yesterday, hence the higher caloric intake. Overall, I think I
  2. Strengthening your adductors do help with knee pain. Here is an article with some stuff you can do. I love Crossfit and have really crappy knees (chondromalacia patellae) and doing some of these exercises have really helped me. https://breakingmuscle.com/learn/5-simple-solutions-for-anterior-knee-pain A good exercise that targets only the adductos is this one (you'll need a resistance band):
  3. Hello, warriors. Short version: 26 years old female from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Loves Crossfit, loves weightlifting, hates running. Loves the Mass Effect games and wants to have Lara Croft's babies. Runs an online business. Focused on self growth, booty growth and business growth. Long version: there isn't one. 2017 Goals (generaly speaking, so I won't bore you out of your mind): - Get down to lean 52kgs (whatever that means). I currently weight 60ishkgs. - I want to keep improving my lifts. Aiming for 100kgs on the back squat (current 1RM
  4. @jdanger, stopping by just to say I am giving your program a go! Started it on monday and I am really enjoying it so far. I am not used to high rep stuff at decent weight (even though I Crossfit) so these first sessions have been brutal. Tomorrow is Day 4 of Week 1 and I am still sore af from deadlifting on thursday. Can you recommend me another accessory exercise instead of ham raises? My gym doesn't have the GHR machine. I did try to do it with the loaded bar on the ground (I had to Google other methods and this was the one that showed up), but I felt some discomfort on my knees.
  5. Is there a particular reason he starts with the squat and deadlift on day 1 and 2 then changes to bench and OHP on 3 and 4?
  6. Hey, this was the first time I ever recorded myself working out, so I am not sure the angle is very helpful (empty gym, etc). This was my second set @60kgs and my knees caved in some in the second rep. Comments?
  7. Day 1 - Monday Diet Goals: - 1768 cals. - 123g of protein. Fitness Goals: - SS Stuff: Barbell Squat: 57,5kgs 3x5 Barbell Deadlift: 70kgs 3x5 Dumbell Bench Press: 24kgs 3x5 Barbell Shoulder Press: 22,5kgs (4 reps on the 1st set, 3 on the second and 2 on the 3rd, had to push press the last reps of each set). - Muay Thai class after. Other Goals - 10min of meditation. Day 2 - Tuesday Diet Goals: - 1862 cals. - 112g of protein. Fitness Goals: - Crossfit: We had to find our 1RM on the Front Squat.Mine
  8. Hey! Thanks! And I did, yeah. Read it once before starting, but I have been learning more from his videos. He recorded a few vids teaching the proper form/movements for all the major lifts for the Art of Maliness blog and they are VERY good.
  9. Hello, warriors. I am a 25 year old woman from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Started Crossfit about 8 months ago and fell in love with both the oly/powerlifting bits and the gymnastic stuff. Noticed my progress slowing on both due to lack of upper body strength and decided to run the Starting Strength program for a few months. That was two weeks ago and my current stats/lifts are as follow: Currents Stats and Lifts On SS Height: 1,58cm Weight: 55kgs / 120lbs BF%: ? Barbell Squat (5RM): 55kgs / 121lbs Barbell Deadlift (5RM): 67,5kgs / 149lbs Dumbell Bench Pr
  10. Greetings, fellow rangers. Please, ignore the fact that I am 10 days late for this challenge. I was just going to wait for the next one, but yeah. Screw that. I am a 25 year old living in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, who actually has this whole exercising/healthy living thing down. I Crossfit 4-5x/week, I don't eat like an idiot 80% of the time, I enjoy martial arts, meditation and I own a pair of Kettlebells for those times I am bored at home doing nothing. I am 5'2'' and currently weight 55kgs (110lbs). I decided to give NF c
  11. I would be feeling like crap if I did all the exercise you do only eating 1500 cals/day. I am a female who stands at 5'2'' and weight 110lbs. I Crossfit 4-5 times a week and still lose weight eating 1800 cals/day. Enviado do meu iPhone usando Tapatalk
  12. My goals will need an adjustment for this first week. I have a business trip (an e-commerce convention, really) scheduled that I wasn't considering when I first drafted my challenge. I will be out of town from wednesday evening to saturday afternoon without access to a proper gym or a Crossfit box, so no exercise for me (other than light yoga, lots of walking and maybe some bodyweight stuff) on thursday and friday. I also won't be able to track all my meals to the T since most of them will be done at restaurants. With that in mind, my adapted goals for this week are: - Crossfit on
  13. Heh, thanks. I started studying english when I was 10 years old and I consider myself fluent. I have zero issues undestanding it. It is the speaking and writing part that gets tricky sometimes. I struggle a LOT with prepositions and if I weren't so lazy I could probably sit down and actually learn them. Anyway, I am from Brasil so my native language is portuguese. Heh, I am a D&D nerd As for the hamstring stretch, I do mostly this one. It is great because you don't need elastic bands or anything, and it is possible to do while laying do
  14. Greetings and welcome to the Rebellion. Your goals are pretty solid and, as procastinator myself, I use a similar tactic to control my anxious nature: I narrow it down to the hardest task/the one that is stressing me the most and do it first thing in the morning. I feel it sets the pace for a more productive day. Good luck!
  15. Following 'cuz Buffy. I hope you kick this challenge's ass.
  16. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa

    Hello, everyone. First of all, please forgive my english. It is not my first language. My introductions tend to be long winded, so I will spare you from that (mostly). I am an 25 year old active woman who had to take a 3 week break from exercising because I learned I have this condition called chondromalacia patellae (knee pain, really). The treatment involved knee injections and a bit of rest, but my paranoid side figured it would be better if I stopped doing all manner of extrenous and impact heavy activities (I do Crossfit, so..) for those three weeks. Anyway, the pa
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