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  1. Wow this is my worst challenge ever and I have been having a run of some back luck. First I got the sore shoulder (tendinitis?), then I finally feel better and workout only to fall on the paralettes. While on a mini-vacation in the Adirondacks I stepped on a piece of glass in the water and cut my foot open. Sunday I get home and stepped on the end of the hand truck which then whipped up and clocked me in the brow which of course swelled up like a goose egg and got black and blue. It looked like my wife punched me. Then Monday I was using my table saw and experience table saw kick back for the first time. If you don't knwo what table saw kick back is, here's a video:

     

    So instead of being a spear it spun around and smacked me right in the groin just above me hip then spun around me and hit the wall behind. It split my skin open right through my jeans from the impact and left a large welt and bruise as well. I am having difficulty walking as my hip flexor is really sore not to mention the 3" gash it left on me. Needless to say I haven't worked out and I am feeling pretty defeated right now. I am looking forward to this challenge being over so I can just put it behind me. I am going camping tomorrow and hopefully I don't catch on fire of have a tree fall on me. Hope all of you are doing better than me,

  2. Right one looks like a scar. A pretty cool scar, if I do say so myself.

    Was your wife impressed with the carnage? Then it'd at least be worth it...[/quotenope not a scar. It's mostly because my back is fairly tan and that's must newly ripped open flesh.

    I'm not sure if impressed is the proper word but she is glad it wasn't my face.

  3. Yowzer!  Didn't someone just tell you to go easy on yourself???

     

    Ouch! Too bad you didn't have video, that might have made an epic entry for the video contest ;) 

    Hope it heals soon

    Thanks! It would have made a good video for sure. Just the sound of the crash sprung Mrs Empeg from bed.

     

    Yowzer!  Didn't someone just tell you to go easy on yourself???

    I do seem to recall that the other day from someone??? :sorrow:

     

    Here are some pictures of the carnage!

    Left shoulder:

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    Right shoulder a little worse:

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    That sucker stings! I wore a bandage over them all day since even my shirt touching it hurts like a mo-fo!

  4. Okay so I had a little mishap today. Working out on paralettes. On my first set I am doing bent are bang leg hand stand. I have not previously been able to do these and frankly I have been a little chicken. Well today I decided to go for it. The first one went well and I actually held myself up there 10 seconds or so. The second one I get up there, start holding it and lost my balance. I fell forward and down and my shoulders crashed into the ends of the paralettes on the corners. They cut the heck out of the backs of my shoulders and scraped them all up. It's pretty uncomfortable and I had to put gauze all over them so I could put on a shirt for work. I feel like a complete dummy.  :neglected:

  5. Monday Workout

    I was finally able to get back to the paralettes and workout mostly pain free in the right shoulder.

     

    • Warm-Up Routine

    • Push Up One Arm Extension - 3X10 - I felt a little twinge here and there but it was okay overall.
    • Tuck Swing to Dip -  3X10 
    • Battle Rams V1 - 3X10
    • Tuck Hold 3X 5 secs - Still trying to get those legs extended
    • Mt. Climbers - 3X20
    • Cool-Down Flow
     
    It fel good to finally be back at it. Thre are a lot of shoulder exercises on Wednesdays workout and I am not sure I will be able to do them judging on how it felt today. I guess I will see.
     
    This weekend I didn't workout but I did do a  lot of manual labor in the garder. I am building a couple large trellises for the raised beds for the tomato plants to grow up. Hemlock 4X4X10s and 2X10X12s are pretty heavy. Plus I hand cut all the joinery and the whole thing will go together without nails.
  6. Two pics, not sure which I like better:

     

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    Holy crap Waldo you look totally jacked! Nice work!

     

    I desperately tried to find a smiley good enough to describe my face while seeing your pictures Waldo... None were O_O enough. That.. Is.. Insane.

     

    The only thing I have for the contest is some not-so-good bouldering videos:

     

     

    And 

     

     

    Enjoy the fall :tongue:

    That's awesome and you did some great moves in that second video.

  7. Friday morning

    All exercises done as a circut, 3 sets, 60 seconds rest between sets.

    Body Weight Squats - 3X30

    Pistol Squats- 3X5 - each leg

    Body Weight Squats - 3X10

    Forward Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Side Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Chinese Squats - 3X10 each leg

    Pushups - 5X20

    Chin ups - 3X3 - suck at pull ups still...

     

    I am going to do some GTG push ups today. I haven't done that in  a log time.

  8. Good call on just be gracious and eating what your in-laws offered. Awesome workout. I always turn my wrists out a bit when I do push ups, thought that was supposed to be how you did them

    You are right you are supposed to. There is just something about when I am doing them on the paralettes right now, or anything when I am lowering my body and my elbows are going much past my torso that the tendon across the top is not at all happy. I am tired of doing no upper body work. I have been thinking about trying a chin and and see how that feels. 

  9. I am still here. I was away in Maine for 4 days. My diet was not great while there. I stayed with my in-laws and when you are a captive audience I eat what they have. I am not going to make them get special stuff for me. 

     

    I have been working out still only legs. I tried to go back to paralettes on Tuesday and that was a big bag of fail. I did discover I can do plain jane push ups of I turn my wrists out a little so my elbows are really close to my body. I did 5 sets of 25. 

     

    Monday and Wednesday

    All exercises done as a circut, 3 sets, 60 seconds rest between sets.

    Body Weight Squats - 3X30

    Pistol Squats- 3X5 - each leg

    Body Weight Squats - 3X10

    Forward Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Side Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Chinese Squats - 3X10 each leg

     

     

    I haven't been on much because it's a total S**T show at work right now. I work on a computer all day and when I work late and it's terrible to boot I don't want anything to do with a computer. Hopefully it calms down soon.

  10. I was super busy and I didn't think I was going to get a workout in. However I finally sat down to watch the hockey game (awesome game by the way) so I decided if I had time for tv, I could do some leg work in front of it.

     

    GMB Warm-Up Routine

    All exercises done as a circut, 3 sets, 60 seconds rest between sets.

    Body Weight Squats - 3X30

    Pistol Squats- 3X5 - each leg

    Body Weight Squats - 3X10

    Forward Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Side Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Chinese Squats - 3X10 each leg

    GMB Cool-Down Flow

     

    Whew. Now I feel better.

  11. Yeah, honestly the idea does appeal... but if I pick up one more hobby the wife is going to kill me.  Maybe once I start finishing projects I'll reconsider...

    shuuuuush!!!! It's the SAME hobby! I have actually starting turning out work on a fairly regular basis. 

     

    Well today since I am still resting the shoulder and I did legs yesterday I did 3 sets of 20 mountain climbers and I have been doing a GTG on tuck and plank today. 

  12. Beautiful!  I've got plans for a bench for the patio.  No hand tools for me, though.  They don't make enough noise. ;)

    Thanks! Eh I think you might like it. I have lots of power tools but more and more I get more satisfaction from hand tools. The exception would be when dealing with large sheet stock or something like that. 

  13. Remember you are in a BF% area where the effects of anti-starvation hormones can get very powerful. Depression and ravenous hunger are two signs of it.

    You might want to consider a reefed. By reefed I don't mean eat all the things in a free for all; that isn't a reefed. A reefed meets a specific goal (for me maintenance cals for a day), with an extremely low fat intake, normal protein, and massive carb surge.

    That! Be careful Wolverine. I did that to myself last fall when I was cycling like crazy 4X a week because I wanted to ride a century and also doing BW workout 3X a week. I totally burnt out and I ended up doing nothing for like a month. I had just lost all motivation and I was really depressed. 

  14. This past weekend I did tons of gardening. I am trying to rest my shoulder by there was some sledge hammering going on. Not too much though. I also hauled tons of lumber so at least I feel like I had some good upper body work and I was really active. I have decided to give my shoulder a rest this entire week. I will be heading to Maine for 4 days on Thursday am anyway so that's fine.

     

    Monday Am workout. As I decided last week I did a leg workout today.

    GMB Warm-Up Routine

    All exercises done as a circut, 3 sets, 60 seconds rest between sets.

    Body Weight Squats - 3X30

    Pistol Squats- 3X5 - each leg

    Body Weight Squats - 3X10

    Forward Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Side Lunges - 3X10 each leg

    Chinese Squats - 3X10 each leg

    GMB Cool-Down Flow

     

    This is a really good workout and gets me sweating quite a bit. Tomorrow am I will try doing some plank work and I plan to commute to work by bike.

    Starting my third week on the challenge my avg weight is down to 188.7. I am down 2lbs from the last challenge. My waist has dropped an inch already and I am down to a true waist measurement of 35".

    I had a number of "Did you lost more weight?" comments last week. I have also lost a half inch on my upper thighs which is good. I still have some fat hanging on there. I also lost a half inch on my hips, also good. 

    All of my other measurements have stayed the same so I am losing fat for sure. Even though I have had teh shoulder set back I do feel like I am doing pretty well on my challenge. I have been very disciplined on my diet.

     

    Oh I completed another life challenge by completing a garden tote for Mrs Empeg. I made it entirely with hand tools. It took me a couple long evenings after work. It's a nice stress relief. I had a really crappy work week last week.

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    I just need to put the finish on it. 

  15. Sounds like focusing on the lower body is a good idea.  You're not going to lose much if you keep working lower body and stay consistent.  I had to take six weeks off from lower body AND core work last challenge, and I saw little slippage, if it makes you feel any better.  You should see even less since you're resting a smaller subset of muscles.

    It's a downer for sure. My diet has been awesome though so my weight as actually dropped and I am losing fat for sure so that's good. I discovered today I can work on some core items like plank and mountain climbers so I will probably mix that in too.

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