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  1. MAIN QUEST.....TO IMPROVE STRENGTH AND AGILITY PROWESS.................RAWR!!!!! To seek excellence in all endeavours expected of a Jedi. "Hark.....Tis a very lofty goal...........Let's go for it!!" A Jedi strives to aquire greater skill and expertise in what they do at all times so that it may be used in the service of the greater good and not for personal profit. This requires DISCIPLINE PATIENCE PERFECT PRACTICE Keeltydawn is just a fledgling Jedi sprite seeking for Knighthood of the Brethren. This is the First of the 21 Maxims of the Jedi. Keeltydawn has signed an oath to c
  2. A great group of people formed in the last 6 week challenge. So now we have a place to return to! Hope to see you all for your PR's, questions, tips and tricks!
  3. Meow! As a fierce assassin cat you need to be able to blend in anywhere.... And Lilith's next assassin assignment is to defeat Team Rocket, in their attempt to control the region! The way to come closer to them is to cartwheel, because that way Lilith's dodge skills are highly increased! Also, it looks so cute of course that Team Rocket will be lured into NOT attacking, like this: Then the little assassin cat also needs to be strong, in order to do a lot of damage! Soooo how will I achieve those things? Well here are my goals: Goal 1: Do Stronglifts 3x per week. Goal
  4. So I have essentially breezed through my last two challenges. I don't know if I would say they were easy, but they were definitely doable and I knew I would probably come out with mostly A's on the other side when I was putting them together. I do, however, feel like I have made some serious progress. I'm on a 48 day yoga streak, am lifting a barbell pretty easily, and making better nutrition decisions overall. I am starting to see some real changes in my body. My habits are becoming much more habit like, as in I just do them as part of my routine, and much less like I have to constantly remin
  5. challenge 03: achaedia masters the elements book 2: water 01. Achaedia gets back up (+2 STR, +3 STA) A less than stellar challenge won't get me down. For this challenge, I am going to go back to basics: Lift weights at least 2x/week. These workouts will not pre-empt regular gymnastics or aerial workouts, but I want to be sure that I am supplementing my regular training with some good, old-fashioned lifting heavy things. A: 12 weight-lifting sessions (2x/week) (STR, 3 STA) B: 9-11 weight-lifting sessions (2 STR, 1 STA) C: 6-8 weight-lifting sessions (2 STR) F: less than 6 weight-lifti
  6. (Big thanks to starsapart for the theme idea!) This challenge should be less chaotic than last, but let’s knock on wood to be certain of it! That said, I still have a lot going on between a vacation to New Mexico during Week Two and entering tech/Hell Week for The Mikado at the end of Week Six, but hey, I’ve had successful challenges in the past for a lot more going on, no reason this should be any different! And I have an end-goal in mind to keep me motivated: making sure I’m as proud of my body as I can be for Cabaret rehearsals and performances this summer, because rumor has it, Iâ
  7. Challenge number 12. It is now turning into autumn down here. This challenge I will start to reduce my intensity, and the next winter challenges will just be enough to keep the momentum ticking over. My demon brain keeps on telling me I am not doing enough, so: On the good side: I wake up most mornings at 5. I do Stronglifts 3 days a week. My breakfast is paleo 80% of the time. I am at work before 7 every morning I do some rolling and stretching almost every day at work. I do 15 minutes of meditation almost every day. I clean around the workshop every day. My lunches are 95% paleo. I
  8. Introduction: I’m a 30 something fat bloke, I have always been the bigger chap (apart from primary school when I was 4/5 years old and I was sent to the doctor as they thought I was malnourished…boy did I get them back!) but after I joined my current employer (8 years ago) I became quite sedentary and I ballooned. I have over the years started loads of things to change this but I always ended up falling off the wagon, so joining in here I hope will help me find the inspiration and support of others. One of the best habits is to surround yourself with people who have the same goal as youâ€
  9. Inspired by my D&D Forays; Clad in mail and plate, the young paladin walks a path few would choose., Holding to self imposed ironclad rules, pushing past limits, placing others first; such is a day in his life. Perseverance, self discipline, and valor are some of the strongest values of a paladin, and he strives to live them daily. He even uses them a a guide for choosing his quests. Not the easy road, no milk runs, instead he chooses besieged villages and Dragon Slaying. Not everyone can understand a soul forged in fire. However, there were always those who could see past brash
  10. I'm going to keep this pretty simple. For this challenge, I want to be consistent in my workouts, make progress, and do a heck of a lot better job posting in the forums. Next week I'm going to have an MRI on my knee to check out some suspected ligament damage. For the past few weeks I've done virtually no leg work. This sucks lots as I've really grown to love squats. I've been doing the 5x5 program from Strong Lifts, but for this challenge, I'm going to add in a few additional back and chest exercises along with change up the reps and sets a bit. So, I'm going to stick with the upper body exe
  11. Hi all, I'm following the SL 5x5 program for the time being and I hate rows. Beyond just disliking them, I am always worried my form is incorrect and don't feel like the light weights where I can maintain really solid form (95# and under, essentially) are really doing a whole lot for me. My understanding is that - along with other differences - Starting Strength programming utilizes the power clean in place of the pendlay row. My thought would be maintaining the volume of 5x5 and the remainder of the programming, but switching out 5x5 rows for 5x3 Power Cleans, and perhaps adding back extens
  12. So here I was, pondering which guild to join after spending the past six weeks with the recruits. I'm training for a 5k coming up so was thinking the Scouts might fit, but I also recently started Stronglifts 5x5 and find myself in love with my alone time in the garage. So i was stuck in a conundrum, go to the Warriors and focus on strength? Or go to the Scouts and focus on my running? But I didn't want to decide! As I sat here at work looking over the Guild sub forums in my indecision, reading the captions trying to decide where I best belonged, as my eyes darted from Scouts to Warriors and Wa
  13. Main Quest: lose 25 lbs Goal #1: continue Stronglifts 5x5 workout (I am currently in week 4...this is my second go around with SL) Goal#2: Eat Whole 30 for the 6 weeks Goal #3: complete one of the below cardio activities daily for the 6 weeks 4 mile walk 3 mile jog60 minute road biking40 minutes of ellipticalcomplete a TABATA of rowing/box jumpsLife Quest: practice golf 3 days a week for a hour each time (focusing on full swing) I am 48 years old, 6 foot and 210 lbs. In the fall of 2012 I was 185 lbs but not particularly fit. Over the past year and a half I have really been good with li
  14. Hi everyone, I did my first challenge two months ago and everything went quite well. The challenge helped me to lose some weight and start training again. As it is being difficult to me to start a challenge on time again, I have decided to start a battle log to keep track of my progress. My intention is to write down everything related to my workouts and diet for the next three months, at least once a week. I'm starting at late March, so it will finish at the end of June. My numbers after a week off on holidays (I will deload more or less 10%) are at this point: SQ: 75kg DL: 85kg BP: 55kg
  15. Introduction: I’m a 30 something fat bloke, I have always been the bigger chap (apart from primary school when I was 4/5 years old and I was sent to the doctor as they thought I was malnourished…boy did I get them back!) but after I joined my current employer (8 years ago) I became quite sedentary and I ballooned. I have over the years started loads of things to change this but I always ended up falling off the wagon, so joining in here I hope will help me find the inspiration and support of others. One of the best habits is to surround yourself with people who have the same goal as youâ€
  16. Hokay, so... I'm a few days late getting this challenge up. I had a real struggle with trying to figure out exactly what to do here. I had such a success last challenge, and want to continue to do everything that I accomplished... but I don't want to make every little thing a part of something I grade. I've kind of hit that wall with challenges that I've seen many people hit where I've pseudo succeeded and I'm kind of like... where do I go from here? SO. I decided to have my goals be related to things I am already doing, but not the actual things I have already accomplished habit wi
  17. A just-graduated recruit wanders into the warrior camp, looks around at all the swole bros and brahs, feeling a little outclassed. Then sits down by the campfire listening to the war stories for a while -- "protein, stronglifts, rippetoe, widowmakers, microloading, accessory exercises, compound lifts, cutting, bulking, recomp" -- and starts feeling right at home. "I've found my people," she thinks. Main goal: build the strength base needed for my Tough Mudder in October. Goal 1: Increase my lifts, especially squat and bench (which both lag) STR +4 Actions: Follow my lifting program (3 da
  18. Because not all Disney princesses are damsels in distress, and anyone who knows me can tell you that I am the exact opposite of a damsel in distress. Hi again! I’m blkhole24601, or Vicki if you want a real name to work with, a former Scout who is learning the graces of Assassinhood through dancing and maybe someday, gymnastics. My main motivation is because of my night job: I’m an actress in the Denver area and musical theatre is my first love, which is all well and good except I’m not exactly what you’d call graceful. Thus, my focus on dance! I’m also trying to pick up other physi
  19. I am doing the Stronglifts 5 by 5 workout. I am in week 2 of the 12 weeks. Last time I did the workout I would get to around 225 in my squat and it was obvious my form starts to fail pretty badly but I can still lift the weight. I am worried about me knees and failing without getting hurt. What should I do? Also if I am eating clean (Whole 30/Paleo) can I expect to lose weight and get very fit with the SL 5 by 5? I am 6 ft, 210 lbs. Need to lose around 20-30 lbs...I think...maybe more or less. It's all about the clothes.
  20. 1. Jumpstart my journaling. For this challenge I am going to do the 31 day challenge from the Art of Manliness. I did keep a journal in previous challenges, but the habit has gotten lost, this is now time to pick it up again. Saturdays and Sundays are excluded. 2. Make lists. I have been meaning to do it for a long time, so maybe this will be a good time. Wrote out checklists of things that I must do every day and put it up to keep myself accountable. It is bad to never manage to do things that will only take a minute or two. Also from the Art of Manliness. Some sort of a trend
  21. I'm a new Assassin!! Newly assassinated? This is my second challenge on Nerd Fitness First challenge is here, which was focused on building a workout habit. This 6 week challenge is all about leveling up on strength and kicking my bad eating habits in the ass. Accountabilibuddies wanted. Workouts Sun, Wed, Fri: Stronglifts 5x5 program Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat: yoga, swing dancing, or BOTH Goal: 18/18 weight days, 20/24 yoga/dance days Food Paleo as much as possible Non-veggies carbs are okay 2-3x/week, but cannot exceed more than one meal in one day Added sugars/desserts not allowed (72%+ dark ch
  22. Lilith the Assassin Cat wants to get STRONG A proper assassin should be able to fight, to pounce, to kill. Lilith the kitten grew up to be a stealthy, agile, smart cat. However, not a very strong one. Her latest assassination of the stealer of boxes ended up like this: Which tired the target out some, but didn't make him unable to breathe, or steal Lilith's favourite treats afterwards. So Lilith realized she had to learn how to channel her inner lion. And how do you do that? By getting STRONG. Lilith undercover to learn from lions: ------- Okay in all seriousness now guys. I
  23. Goals for Challenge #39: Do StrongLifts at least 2x per week (14/14) I'm really shooting for 3, but life. I've been doing Stronglifts 5x5 for about a year and a half now, simply because I keep stopping and starting, so I'm really trying to get through to the point of failure -> 3x5 this time around. Track my eating on MyFitnessPal 5 out of 7 days per week (30/30) While ultimately I want to be hitting my calorie and goal requirements, the more important thing is just the tracking - I will naturally adjust as I watch the tracking anyway, but when I don't track I definitely eat too much!
  24. As promised form check videos for three of my excercises. Any feedback would be great. The set up for the squat for me is usually the hardest part especially with getting it on the right place on my back. And my depth needs to be improved I think. OP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGHeoKqEiGQ SQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDzv8NjQlUI Row https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDzv8NjQlUI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZKmCGa90zs
  25. Hi everybody. I have been following nerdfitness for almost 2 years, it has helped me to lose some weight (15kg), and also to feel healthier and stronger but I think maybe I've hit a plateu. That's why I would like to start a 6 week challenge. Main Quest: To get below 80kg (175lb) and 18-20% body fat. Quests to accomplish the main goal: 1_Eat clean After the holidays I want to clean my diet again. This means, no sugar, no processed food, no bread, low-carb. I will allow myself 1 soda and 2-3 beers a week. 2_Record food daily and keep calories under 2100 This should mean a 2-3kg weight l
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