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the25r

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  1. Hello team! I'm sorry to disappear last week, my flu advanced to a truly scary place. The good news is I'm better! I headed back to the gym today, and I'll participate in the next game starting Monday. I'm about 160 posts behind on this thread, so I'm sure there is stuff I have missed. I am trying to go back and get caught up!
  2. Hufflepuff chaser: I did 85 standard on Wednesday, but that's it. No further pushups or posts for the week bc I got the flu.
  3. Hufflepuff chaser 4/14 = 60 standard, 60 total 4/15 = 50 standard, 50 total 110 pts Eat 'em up, badgers! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. the25r is reborn, a spirit wandering the land. I've made it to a merchant ship and have set sail for distant lands. The journey is long, and I must be prepared for anything once we reach our destination. This is no time to rest, there is work to be done. Main Quest: To measurably improve both strength and muscular endurance. Goals: 1. Be a better sailor In WWII, my grandfather served as an officer in the US Navy, managing the physical fitness of the sailors during their long times at sea. He lead the exercising that took place on the ship deck and helped ensure the men were in fighting shape when they landed. He died before I was born, but by all accounts he was a remarkable man. This challenge is in honor of him. I'll perform the following PFT based on the WWII Army regiment and look to improve my standing. On this results section, 50 is a soldier in average shape. I will improve through bodyweight workouts and weekly heavy lifting at the gym. 2. Be a good teammate I signed up for the PVP Quidditch pushup competition for this six week challenge. Other people are relying on me, I need to show up big. It's a longtime dream to hit 100 pushups in a day. I will do that at least once in this challenge. 3. Locked and loaded I love the camaraderie of NF. I'll take that to the next level this challenge by doing the pistol squat mini-challenge with other assassins and posting weekly to the mini quest thread.
  5. My first challenge is over! I'll break down the results in greater detail below, but the overall feeling is one of great success and accomplishment. I'm physically stronger and healthier, weigh less and am in better shape. The big difference, though, is how I feel about my physical capabilities. For the first time since being diagnosed with cancer I feel like I have a body that get better, faster, stronger, and a mind that can push it to new levels. Main Quest: To prepare my body for sustained strengthening and leveling, reducing chance of future injury. Reestablish fitness habits from previous life. Massive A+. Hallelujah. Starting this challenge was the best fitness decision I have made in a long time. Gym 4x weekly A = 24x B = 20x C = 15x F = <15x A++. Even better, I actually enjoyed and looked forward to it. I think this is a result of good tracking to see motivating results, plus mixing up the workouts every single time. This is what is attracting me to the CrossFit model. Daily food/exercise journal A = 90% B = 80% C = 70% F=<70% A+. Stuck with it every day. I have worked out many times in my life but never had similar results over a six-week period, and the changes to my diet are the greatest contributor. No alcohol A = 0 F = >0 F. I had a special-occasion beverage with a good friend. It's the only alcohol in two months, and I don't regret it one bit. Happy to take the F. Side Quest 10% increase in starting metrics A+, see below. -3in from waist Scrubbed from the list because I can't find the tape I used. 3" was a wild guess anyway. My pants are fitting better than they have in years, so this is a success. Life Quest Read 20min to child daily A = 30x B = 25x C = 20x F = <20x B. Between Mom and I there is plenty of reading going on, but I didn't do a good enough job logging results to give the A or any points. Test results. Start Feb. 24, end April 6. Weight 161 to 157.5 Loss of 3.5# Pullups in 60 seconds 4 to 9 +125% Situps in 60 seconds 26 to 38 +46% Burpess in 60 seconds 20 to 24 +20% Pushups in 60 seconds 14 to 27 +93% Reps of linear leg press at 90# in 60 seconds 20 to 35 +75% Calories on elliptical in 10 minutes [skewed because different equipment had to be used in the the two tests] 112 to 122 +8% RPG Results: +3 STR +2 SPD +1 DEX +2 WIS
  6. My first challenge is over! I'll break down the results in greater detail below, but the overall feeling is one of great success and accomplishment. I'm physically stronger and healthier, weigh less and am in better shape. The big difference, though, is how I feel about my physical capabilities. For the first time since being diagnosed with cancer I feel like I have a body that get better, faster, stronger, and a mind that can push it to new levels. Main Quest: To prepare my body for sustained strengthening and leveling, reducing chance of future injury. Reestablish fitness habits from previous life. Massive A+. Hallelujah. Starting this challenge was the best fitness decision I have made in a long time. Gym 4x weekly A = 24x B = 20x C = 15x F = <15x A++. Even better, I actually enjoyed and looked forward to it. I think this is a result of good tracking to see motivating results, plus mixing up the workouts every single time. This is what is attracting me to the CrossFit model. Daily food/exercise journal A = 90% B = 80% C = 70% F=<70% A+. Stuck with it every day. I have worked out many times in my life but never had similar results over a six-week period, and the changes to my diet are the greatest contributor. No alcohol A = 0 F = >0 F. I had a special-occasion beverage with a good friend. It's the only alcohol in two months, and I don't regret it one bit. Happy to take the F. Side Quest 10% increase in starting metrics A+, see below. -3in from waist Scrubbed from the list because I can't find the tape I used. 3" was a wild guess anyway. My pants are fitting better than they have in years, so this is a success. Life Quest Read 20min to child daily A = 30x B = 25x C = 20x F = <20x B. Between Mom and I there is plenty of reading going on, but I didn't do a good enough job logging results to give the A or any points. Test results. Start Feb. 24, end April 6. Weight 161 to 157.5 Loss of 3.5# Pullups in 60 seconds 4 to 9 +125% Situps in 60 seconds 26 to 38 +46% Burpess in 60 seconds 20 to 24 +20% Pushups in 60 seconds 14 to 27 +93% Reps of linear leg press at 90# in 60 seconds 20 to 35 +75% Calories on elliptical in 10 minutes [skewed because different equipment had to be used in the the two tests] 112 to 122 +8% RPG Results: +3 STR +2 SPD +1 DEX +2 WIS
  7. Warm up: 800m Run (Subbed 1k row instead for no particular reason) 20 Pull-ups 20 Wallballs 20 Squats 10 Burpees WOD: Jack Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 115-lb. push press, 10 reps (Subbed 65#, let's be realistic. That was still tough with my shoulder thing. Once I got tired my form got off so I stopped. Don't want to get hurt and have to sit out!) 1.5-pood kettlebell swing, 10 reps (Subbed 25# kettlebell since it was my first time with this. Fun!) 24-inch box jump, 10 reps (Not fun!)
  8. Thanks! I'm feeling great but, even more importantly, having a lot of fun!
  9. 5 sets of 1 x push press 3 x push jerk 5 x split jerk EMOM Deadlift x 135 10 air squats 5 minutes
  10. Congrats to all of the newbies who made it through the first 3 weeks! We're Level 1 now. 10 pts earned accordingly: STR - 1 DEX - 2 STA - 1 CON - 2 WIS - 2 CHA - 2
  11. Warm up: 200m/250m Row 10 Walkouts - Fun, I really liked these. Adding them to my routine. 10 HSPUs - I used the box and did A-frame versions. For time: (Done with a partner. Poor guy was stuck with me) 100 Ring Push-ups - I probably did 30-35 of ours 100 Floor Wipers, 75# - Really liked these. I did 40, but they were easy, could have done way more. 100 Burpees - Almost barfed. I probably did 40, if even. Yuck. 400m Run Together - Also yuck. I was gassed.
  12. Good luck! I still struggle with them, I also need assistance. I'm having luck when I focus on the muscles of my back doing the work during assisted or negative pullups. I can feel myself getting stronger, so we'll be there before too long!
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