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  • Birthday 03/29/1986

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  1. Day six. Rhythm. Form cut into time. The undulations of the day ought to be predictable, or at least as much as possible. The most important part of a rhythm? The first few bars. The beginning of anything sets the tone for everything that follows. A strong introduction makes for a competent middle and a climactic finish. Best start the day strong.
  2. That one is a bit more nebulous for sure. The details that go along with that particular broad stroke are knowing how I work, knowing what helps me focus, and being selective in terms of what I choose to learn. I have a very long list of goals when it comes to learning, so speed and intention do matter for both keeping me motivated and for being a better human I have a master list on my computer, but off the top of my head... HAM radio Various topics under the umbrella of music theory Sound design Coding Krav Maga Horti/agri/aquacu
  3. Day five. The big picture. Say what you will about broad strokes, but without them the details are meaningless. They give form to a collection of obscure data points, and shouldn't be ignored. So what do I want? I want what it is to be a ranger; that is, jack of all trades. Fitness is only a part. Perhaps chameleon ranger is a better description. Fits in anywhere, capable of nearly anything, learns fast and lives on purpose. Let's try that last one on for size.
  4. Day one. Trash. That's what I feel like. I've been plagued by the question of how many failures it would take before I either died of lethargy, or finally awoke to reality and effected change in myself. I finally have the answer to that question, and it graciously came to me without suffering the former of the two. How many failures does it take? As many as I've had so far, and no more. Thus begins the record of a ranger.
  5. It's ALWAYS going...just with periodic intermissions! Welcome!
  6. I never thought I would feel so dejected about food and fitness as I do now. I went hard on NF for about 6 months, did my own thing for a while, became active on NF again, and on and on. Strength-wise, saw some amazing success. I injured myself by doing sprints without warming up enough...I think I know what it feels like to get shot in the leg now. But at the time I was looking better, I could squat 255 @ 5x5 (!!!), maxed my deadlift at 275 @1x5, and hadn't felt that good in a long time. A jacked up hamstring did not do me any favours. I haven't been to the
  7. Hey rebels, long time no talk. My name's Justin. I was on the Facebook men's group for a while but ditched Facebook at the beginning of the year indefinitely. Freedom never felt so good Anyways...on topic. I've been doing Stronglifts more or less on the proper schedule for...3 months plus now? Here's the numbers so far... Squat 205@5x5 Deadlift 235@1x5 Bench 130@5x5 OHP 105@5x5 Row 130@5x5 My last squat attempt, I made it to the 4th set at 210 and chickened out. Deadlifts are still going strong. Bench feels like it i
  8. Reporting in. Change is afoot, friends. I said last time that my all terrain scout update was coming, and here it is. I've pretty much overhauled my weekly fitness plan to meet the challenges I actually set out to face. I've signed up for rock climbing...in fact I took my belayer's course and have the belayer's test in two days. After that I'll be getting some form of pass (either monthly or annually) and be going at least once a week. That's on Thursdays. I get the idea that I'm about to be putting some money into equipment...but that's just a hunch. Later
  9. Heyo rebels, I'm coming off of a short break in my training, which I took in part because I knew a re-orientation of said training needed to happen. I was hoping some of you learned folks could help me out with some programming ideas. I stuck with Dumbbell 2 and 3 for about 11 weeks, hitting the gym 3 days a week after work, etc. Got strength gains and some composition change (fat to muscle, etc), but I tired of the gym setting. I chose the ranger class mostly because I like to do ALL the things, but those things include getting my arse outside and enjoying a ton of dif
  10. Another day, another post. Food first. We have finally put together some semblance of a mega schedule and meal plan. The schedule has a resolution of 10 minutes and so far only really needs a few tweaks. Even when we aren't strictly on schedule, it has helped us to be more aware of the time we have in the day and not to waste it. I'll count that as mission accomplished. Hand in hand is our meal plan, whose prep schedule is built into the aforementioned mega version. That has been the hardest part so far. We keep defaulting to prepping and finishing at the same time, whi
  11. Thanks! I think they will start to come fairly quickly with the extra focus on the back. Throughout the week I'll be hitting inverted rows, upright rows and pull-up negatives...basically as much as my back can handle. Combined with posture cues and reducing chest work, I'll hopefully make some real meaningful progress on my rolled shoulders and pull-ups in short order.
  12. Numero dos, Tried out the BodySpace app last night and more or less liked it. I am looking forward to the weekly updates, which is really what I got it for as far as longer term tracking. Usage during the workout was easy enough. I still hate having to go to my phone between every set, but it was either than or a notebook. It proved to be good motivation, though. Because it was expecting a certain number of sets and reps from me, it encouraged me to go a little farther on some movements. I'll be adding in some basic rotator cuff exercises on my off days as I focus on more pulling movemen
  13. Update numero uno... I've been doing Dumbbell Division lvl 2 since the start, and as of next week will bump to lvl 3 for more variety and increased difficulty. One change I am going to be making (and have just made in lvl 2 routine A) is swapping pushups out for various rows. Per my RMT, my chest is increasing in strength faster than my back is, causing my already-pronounced forward rolling of the shoulders to become worse. I am also trying to find a workout tracker that is easy to use both in and out of the gym. I'm trying Jefit right now, but I'm not totally impressed. It takes a long
  14. About six weeks ago, I squared up and began fighting a demon that goes by many names. Laziness. Excuses. Self-doubt. Weakness. In that six week stretch, victories have been won. I am stronger, my resting heart rate is lower, my blood pressure is lower, I am down a notch on the belt, I spend less money on food overall, especially the poison that passes itself off as food. But the fight is far from over. Thus begins the battle log. Vital stats: DOB: 29-Mar-86 Height: 6'2" Weight: 215lbs Resting heart rate: 72bpm Primary class: Ranger Secondary classes: Warrior, Druid, Adventurer T
  15. Well, keep in mind I've been out of the game for a while and am just getting back in. First, start slow. By that I mean plan on your first run being about 10 or 15 minutes. Start by just walking. Walk for 2 minutes, jog for 1. It should end with 1 minute of walking. You need to get a feel for how your joints handle pavement and if your lung capacity, cardio health and leg muscles are up to the task. Bring up both the intensity of the jog and the total run time at the same time in small increments, keeping tabs on how your body handles the stress. Once you know what you can do comfortably, then
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