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  1. This is going to be a challenge, probably. I don't know. WHAT AM I EVEN DOING?!?! Other than losing my shit about still being in my house over and over again. This is my chaotic energy the last few months: Brain dump: Well, I am strength training. I am trying to go to gymnastics once every two weeks. I have been doing a poor job of making space for flex training and yoga. I have been sometimes doing handstands. I have not been walking as much as I like to. I am definitely not running until the spring. I could probably eat more vegetables and fiber. I could probably journal more consistently. I could spend more time outside (I have great winter gear). Hm. I will transform the above dump into a challenge format by next Monday.
  2. Hello, Tricia here! *awkward Zuko voice* This is my first challenge and my first post in the forums so here goes nothing. My main goal is to get STRONG. I'm really short (5' 0") and hope one day to shock the hell out of people by picking them up over my head, because let's face it, that would be hysterical. Anyhoo, my main goal for the following weeks is to add more weight to my bench press. My current PR is 65lbs, and I only managed 4 reps at that weight. I'm hoping to get it up to 80lbs by the end of this challenge. Steps to get there include Keep track of how much weight I'm actually lifting each workout and add accordingly (the first few weeks back when I started I never did this and didn't make much progress as a result), so I'll take physical notes after each workout.Keep a close eye on what I'm eating/drinking. The past couple weeks have been rough so I've been turning to the sweets again. Cut those out and focus on quality food to make my body stronger.Stick to my workout plan and do strength training 3 times a week. None of that "I'm too tired" stuff. Just yesterday I shifted my workout time to earlier in the morning than usual, so no excuses!My side quest is to learn to walk in stiletto heels. I love the way they look (and that extra height doesn't hurt) but I've never taken the time to learn how to work them. I just bought an adorable pair so better get it done or I'll have wasted my money! Practice walking in heels at least 10 minutes per dayAnyway, that's about all I've got for the moment. I tried to figure out a way to grade myself but I couldn't quite come up with anything. Any suggestions would be welcome. Let's do this!
  3. Time to officially start my battle long on here. I've kept notes in my phone, but I'm hoping this helps me as well. I've been seriously lifting for about 6-7 months now. Sure, I lifted a little in my past, but not on any kind of program or any kind of schedule. I have seen huge increases in strength, which is AWESOME, but now I need to get the diet part figured out. I need to lose weight, plain and simple. It will help my overall health, and it will be easier to see the muscle I'm building. Ok, time to put up this last week's stats. Note:deadlifts aren't usually a separate day, it just happened that way this week because of time constraints. Nov 8- Back Bench Pulls- 4x5 120lbs, 1x5 125lbs Dumbbell Rows- 35lbs x8, 40lbs x8, 45lbs x8, 50lbs x8 "Batman" or High Rows- 90x10, 140x10, 180x8 drop to 90x10 Superset: Lat Pulldown- 90x15, 100x15, 110x10 drop to 80x5 Straight Arm Pullovers- 50x15, 60x15, 70x15 drop to 40x10 Face Pulls- 50x20, 60x20, 70x20 Nov 10- Chest Bench- 2x5 145lbs, 1x5 150lbs Bench Press w/Dumbbells- 80x8, 90x8, 100x8 Floor Press (with chains, not sure how many lbs they added)-2x5 135lbs. Incline Hammer- 45x10, 55x10, 45x10 Nov 11- Leg Day (Quad Focus) Leg Extensions- 115x15, 130x15, 145x15, 160x15 Hack Squats- 90x10, 140x10, 180x10, 200x5, 230x5, 250x3 drop 140x8 Leg Press-180x20, 270x20, 360x10 drop 180x20 Nov 12- Shoulders and Arms Overhead Press (OHP)- 3x5 90lbs, 1x5 95lbs Bicep Curl (Barbell)- 2x5 75lbs, 1x5 80 Close Grip Bench- 3x5 140lbs. Bicep Curls (Dumbbell)- 35x8, 40x8, 35x8 Shoulder Press (Dumbbell)- 40x8, 35x8 Lateral Raise- 15x8 Skullcrushers (I'm not sure how much the bar weighs, so it's just plate weight)- 2x8 30lbs, 1x5 50lbs Face Pulls- 50x25, 40x25, 30x25, 20x25 Tricep Rope- 50x25, 40x25, 30x25, 20x25 Nov 15- Deadlifts 285x1 5x5 225lbs. Nov 16- Back Bench Pulls- 3x5 125lbs, 1x5 130lbs. Dumbbell Rows- 45x8, 50x8, 55x8 Batman- 90x10, 140x10, 180x10 drop 90x10 Hammer Strength Neutral Row- 45x12, 90x12, 115x12, 135x10 Giant Set: Lat Pulldown (reverse grip)- 90x10, 100x9 Straight Arm Pullovers- 60x15, 70x15 Face Pulls- 40x20, 30x20
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