tcw295

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  1. Sunday checkin! Did another run/walk this morning after shopping and mealprepping for the week. Up to 2:30 run/2:30 walk. Its definitely a controlled stress, as at the end of the running my leg hurts a bit, but after the brief rest I feel amazing and want to run forever. Had a great lazy day after accomplishing what I wanted for the week in my 3d scene, next week is going to be a ton of texture work for the final home stretch to make it look awesome. Cycled my Grisham book into my bus reading cycle and now im a little over halfway through it. Things are very positive right now, and february is coming to a close!
  2. I ate it one quarter at a time, even still, it did not compress down to human mouth size and had to be attacked from the size
  3. Yesterday's Events 2/24/2017Didnt think my legs would work, but if theres any knee pain its masked by the DOMS from doing 100 reps of 185 pound squats. Creatine inhaled, and off to the gymWarmupBelt squat machine, 45 pounds: 100 marching steps and 20 good morningsMYTRLBanded toe taps 3x20 each side (basically a monster walk)Front squats165x5185x3210x3200x3185x3175x3165x5155x5145x6Not bad! No belt, and acceptable form, going to parallel and not above it like a sucker.Offset Split Squats 25pounds in one hand15 each side15 each side15 each side15 each side15 each sideWorst burn ever.GHD situp, chinup, pushup10 situps, 5 chinups, 10 pushups10 situps, 5 chinups, 10 pushups10 situps, 5 chinups, 10 pushupsI did the things!Notes:Work, home, 3d......then when it was past my bedtime....karaoke! First time in a bar in years. Poorly sang 'ordinary world' and hurt my throat on the high notes. It was a great time and there was alot of wonderful characters. Thanks to my lady for making me be social.Great Job!
  4. Posting this here just for the food porn. Hit the gym twice before finally eating this monstrous katsu abomination yesterday. Fasting has certainly gotten easier, I had no trouble not eating til 2 and waiting for this. Had to walk a few miles to get it, and it messed my knee up, but it was certainly fun to eat:
  5. Yesterday's Events 2/23/2017creatine, lets do this 5 am gym thingWarmupBanded pull apartsControlled shoulder articular rotationsstomach to wall handstand all sorts of rotator cuffs band thingsWide grip lat pulldown (wide grip, thick bar),overheadpressPulldown 80x8, OHP 45x6Pulldown 86x8, OHP 50x5Pulldown 90x6, OHP 65x6Pulldown 95x6, OHP 65x5Pulldown 100x6, OHP 65x7Pulldown 105x6, OHP 65x4Pulldown 105x6, OHP 65x6Pulldown 105x6, OHP 65x8Dat new routine. Stuff was quick and easy today, and no belt. Had time left for more things.Close grip Bench60x675x585x595x5100x5105x6105x8Delt raises, Hammer Curls5lbx20, 10lbx15, 15lbx10 raises30x8 curl5lbx20, 10lbx15, 15lbx10 raisessome banded facepulls with 20lb thin orange bandbent over rear delts 5lbs x15, x20Felt like I had alot of time and did many things, so thats neat. To work!*work happened, briefly*Back to the gym!DOUBLE GYM THURSDAYCame back because gains. And I wanted to eat too much later.Barbell Row with fat grips, pullups105x5, 4 bodyweight pullups125x3, 5 bodyweight pullups135x5, 3 bodyweight pullups130x3, 3 bodyweight pullups125x5, 1 pitiful pullup115x3110x5100x5Could have used an axle bar, just to say I did axle rows, but I mean, I had my fat grips with me.Incline DB curlsfat grip 15lb curlx20, 20lbx10, 25lbx5rest and think about life25lbx10, 20lbx13, fat grip 15lbx15Did some more hammer curls, and rear delt raises, then finished with some ab work: 4x3 toes to bar, then 5x12 GHD side situps. Just the WORST. Gym owner told me to lock up, so I put an erasure playlist on his pandora since I couldnt get just the song from robot unicorn attack to loop over and over. After the gym, I walked about a mile past the mall to KATSU BURGER. Where I broke my fast around 2pm with this monstrosity of beef chicken and pork katsu:It was bigger than my face, ridiculously messy, and hard to eat. It was ok. Really enjoyed the wasabi mayo though. Not sure if it was worth the stress my knee took from walking 2.5 miles that afternoon, my leg was seriously hurting. At least it was sunny and nice.Believe it or not I was actually hungry later. And here I thought Id never want to see food again.Great Job!
  6. This weeks been really good to me. Today I did a ridiculous rowing squatting challenge that I last attempted right after christmas: Managed to shave off 7 minutes from last time, and get all sweaty and gross. Did a 2m run/3m walk session on my way home, and stopped by the transmission place: my car might not be totalled! Guy says its probably electrical, which is a huge relief. Finished up futuristic violence and fancy suits, and it was amazing.
  7. But has anyone seen you? do you exist? your testimony is getting thrown out if turn out to be an internet robot.
  8. Yesterday's Events 2/21/2017Tuesday 5 am, yadda yadda, preworkout because leg day. Abruptly switched to nsuns 5/3/1, so I am looking forward to this workout!WarmupMYTRLBelt squat marches and good morningsKB swings, Deadlifts90 lb KB swings x5, Sumo DL 220x590 lb KB swings x5, Sumo DL 250x390 lb KB swings x5, Sumo DL 280x3Sumo DL 265x3Sumo DL 250x3Sumo DL 235x3Sumo DL 220x3Sumo DL 195x3Sumo DL 185x6No belts today. Focused on form and took plenty of footage. Felt great!GHR, Fat grips DB row, L sits, neutral grip chinupsGHRX8, Row 60x8, 60s feet on floor l sit, 4 chinupsGHRX8, Row 60x8, 45s one leg raised l sit, 4 chinupsGHRX8, Row 60x8, 45s one leg raised l sit, 5 chinups (i added the thinest stretchy band to help)3 normal chinupsGainz.Notes:Hurt my bicep or elbow or something this morning, it was pretty sore, but I did rings in the evening anyway, further irritating my elbow practicing muscle ups and making me useless. I ate so much at lunch I never wanted to see food again, yet after rings I was ravenous, and ate so much brocolli and carrots it was ridiculous. Was kinda hungry lying in bed. Bulking hard.Great Job!
  9. Yesterday's Events 2/20/2017monday morning gym time! WarmupBanded pull apartsControlled shoulder articular rotationstons of rotator cuff workBarbell Row, Benchpress, obliques.....barbell bicep curlsRow 145x5, Bench 145x5, russian twists 25lbx20, curls 65x8Row 145x5, Bench 145x5, russian twists 25lbx20, curls 65x8Row 145x5, Bench 145x5, russian twists 25lbx20, curls 65x8Row 135x6, Bench 135x5, hanging knee oblique raisesx10, curls 60x8Row 135x6, Bench 135x5, hanging knee oblique raisesx10, curls 60x8Row 135x6, Bench 135x5 curls 45x10Its the back arch. I got that set, and everything got REALLY EASY.Dips, tricep extensions, chinupsDipx10, tricep ext 45lb x10, 4 chinupsDip +45 poundsx5, tricep ext 45lb x10, 4 chinupsDip +45 poundsx5, tricep ext 45lb x10, 5 diamond pushupsTried to make sure to stay upright in these dips, so that forearm gets lower and tricep gets worked or something? I've been youtubing too much fitness.Notes:Holidays are for real workers, I get to stand in an office thats slowly cooking (No AC on holidays) and punch buttons on the keyboard. It went by quick though and I walked home in the pitter patter of rain. Managed to finished a ton of unwraps for my 3d environment and that felt awesome. Watched some boardwalk empire and ate 8+ ounces of amazing sous vide steak.Great Job!
  10. Thanks friend! Its been hit or miss, like, if I just go and try it at the end of the day I usually cant hang on, but when I get home early afternoon I can usually consistently do a few. Things are certainly happening!
  11. I'm ashamed this is my first time reading your log. Super cool that meetups are happening, do you know any of these folks IRL or just from this forum? Looks like a nice relaxing holiday yesterday, was at work in an overheated high-rise myself, but it was decent. Relating to weigh-ins and stuff, do you use any particular app? I personally like the hacker diet website, as it has a nice weekly trend. And hey whys that spreadsheet in your sig, if it hasnt been updated since january
  12. Hey ya'll! First time on the challenges, long time lurker of these amazing forums. Just gotta say you all are super motivating and the way people encourage others to do cool stuff around here is really uplifting. Ok, enough of that, Its time for a challenge! In 4 weeks, I'd like to get some things DONE: I want to do 5 towel pullups. Done, and now I guess I can crush things with my super hands. I thought I was decent at pullups, but I like, can't hold onto a towel. I want to get strong and do that. I will fast til noon every weekday. When I eat, the real hunger starts, and the floodgates open. Lets keep busy and focus on food for later in the day, yeah? I want to run 5k. Not a 5k mind you. 5k distance. This is mostly contingent on my leg fully healing, as I'm still feeling the aftereffects of overuse from last fall. I want to run again. I will finish at least two books. I've got a stack of books by my bed, and they need to be devoured. Between the bus and bedtime, I am going to crush this. I will talk to my boss about the future. Done, and now the future is less murky, yay! I have a contract job. That contract will end this year. I am scared of the future, and of talking to my boss. I have to get strong and talk about the future. I'm going to deadlift 315. Done, now to do it again with even better form. I've been chasing this for years, stymied by leg injuries and poor form. I'm going to get there in 4 weeks . I will finish my 3d environment. I fancy myself an artist, or at least, my art school degree tells me I am. I still do some 3d art on the side, and I've been noodling on an environment piece. I'm going to finish it in 4 weeks and its going to look awesome. I got a bullet journal and aim to plan out every week and be all productive and stuff. Its gonna be great. Heres to progress! Go forth and reap the gains.
  13. The ThenMorbidly obese, full-time nerd, soft creative artist type with a penchant for food and videogames. Little to no relationship with exercise until I had a health scare senior year of college, weighed in at 333 pounds and told me to consider surgery. Joined a gym, but didn't get around learning to eat properly until maybe two years later, when I started keto. Keto taught me to log and track, lost much weight, began some barbell 5x5 work and fuckarounditis at a local gym.The NowFormerly obese, part-time (ok still more or less full time) nerd, slightly hardened creative artist type with a penchant for food and not enough time for videogames. As I lost the weight, I became enthralled by what my body could do, learned to love exercise in various forms. Did some starting strength, did a bulk on ice cream fitness, did some calisthenics. Currently at a happy medium with calisthenics twice a week and barbell training twice a week with at least one active rest day in between somewhere.GoalsStay lean, see if I can reach a normal BMI without crash dieting and still kicking butt in the gym. Picking up the running I put down when winter started, by years end I want to run the 16.5 miles from my house down to Pike Place Market. Working on muscle ups and levers, maybe get a floor L sit this year? Basically stay active, enjoy life, don't settle, blah blah. Anyway, What follows next, will likely be a play by play of the last days training or nonsense, as often as I can provide it. Maybe the occasional food porn. Start!