I've lost a ton of fat this year already following Leangains principles - went from about 130 lbs to a more solid 115 in a few months), but I got sidetracked by a short-term goal of completing a recent Warrior Challenge in Avon, NJ.
The Challenge - Run a mile in deep sand (barefoot, 1/2 of it with a 20-lb sandbag); as many dead hang pullups as you can do (10); as many burpees as you can do in 2 minutes (38) and hold aforementioned sandbag over your head for as long as you can after soaking it in the ocean (3:40 - hit the wall b/c I competed fasted).
The challenge kicked my ass, but I finished 14th overall in the women under 45 category, so I was happy. Time for a new challenge or, more accurately, a return to my previous goals:
- Deadlift twice my weight
- Do 5 chinups with 40 lbs extra hanging from my waist
Before the challenge, I was up to 205 x 3 for my personal record in deads and 4 chinups with 30 xtra lbs. The chins didn't suffer much, as I can do 30 xtra lbs x 2; but I can barely pull 195 x 2 for deads. So it's back to the drawing board.
Here are my sub-goals that will lead to me achieving my deadlift and chinup goal:
- Eat 1.2 g protein/lb of bodyweight daily (138 g)
- Strict 16-hour fasts / 8-hr eating window
- Resume 3x week progressive RPT training program
Comments, suggestions and constructive criticism welcome!