Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'superheroes'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


    • The Oracle - Help, FAQ, and Suggestions
    • Rebel Introductions and the Respawn Point
    • Rebel Army Base Camp
    • Current Challenge: 12/3/2023 to 12/23/2023
    • Previous Challenge 10/22/2023 to 11/25/2023
    • Adventure Parties and PVP Challenges
    • Daily Battle Logs and Epic Quests
    • Previous Challenges
    • Rebellion Meet Ups
    • General Fitness
    • Nutrition
    • Running, Swimming, Biking, Walking, Hiking
    • Strength Training!
    • Yoga & Martial Arts
  • NerdFitness.com
    • Archives


  • Getting Started
    • Setting Up Your Character
    • FAQs
  • 4 Week Challenges
    • Challenge Instructions and FAQ
  • Member of the Month
    • 2017

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Found 9 results

  1. Hey guys and gals-welcome back to the wacky world of Wild Wolf! With this being the last challenge of the year, I really want to push myself and make this a worthy end to 2016, which, IMO, has been one of the craziest, most swanky years of my life. So. Much. Has. Happened. SO many epic NF meetups, so many new sports, new friends and new opportunities. It’s just hard to sum it all up into words but this year has changed me for the better. Right now, I’m dealing with a new injury: my groin/abductor. I strained or pulled it while going too deep in my squats and an issue with my form. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t tracking my knee over my foot every time and this has caused issues in my abductor area. Now, I’m on full blown-out rehab mode on the injury. I even ordered a set of mini-bands for Black Friday to help with this process. I’m also adding the mini-bands to my shoulder rehab as well. 110% will be focused on strengthening these injured areas and getting me back to “fighting form”. This challenge will be dedicated to turning me back into the badass street level hero I used to be. What exactly is a “street level hero”? The term typically pertains to heroes who stick to the streets due to being a bit out of their weight class when dealing with anything more dangerous or powerful. These characters almost never use anything other than martial arts, hand-to-hand fighting skills, and various weapons and gadgets (including guns) to get the job done. Who are some famous “street level heroes”? Batman Daredevil The Punisher Iron Fist Moon Knight Spider-Man Any of the Robins And even Deadpool You get the picture. But those are some big names being thrown out there, especially Batman, probably the most iconic hero of them all. During these next 5 weeks, I will be harnessing my skills and doing what I need to do to get my body and my mind prepped to become a SLH. It will take hard work, long days and countless hours of training and studying...but I am willing to close out this year properly. Goal #1: Take Care of your Body so you can Take Care of the Streets Rehab my groin and shoulder EVERY DAY. Simple. It should take 20-30 min a day to rehab both areas which isn’t anything. I need to get this done, though. No excuses. Goal #2: Build the Diaphragm and Become a Better Fighting Machine Breathing techniques-especially once I get my Training Mask in :). I got a hella good deal during Black Friday and finally pulled the trigger on one. I will practice various breathing techniques and follow Brian McKenzie’s Protocol post workout routine as prescribed/Rx’d. Goal #3: Be a Better Steward of your Studies 3x a week. 15 minute sessions. A+ training. NO. MORE. EXCUSES! I’ve really fallen behind on this but need to get back on my hacker game and study some more. I’m almost done with module 801 and then I can move onto testing. Studying also applies to learning more about how to make myself antifragile. Always strive to learn more and soak up the knowledge that is out there. Goal #4: Continue to Eat for Size I’ve put on about 8 pounds or so, but it’s not all lean muscle. Focus on eating for size but also focus on eating clean as well. I need to be eating more veggies and I want to include veggies in 80% of my meals. I should also be drinking 100+ oz of water a day and 30+ more on training days. This one’s gonna be reaaaal simple you guys and I’m excited to have you along for the last challenge of 2016! Wolf
  2. You probably haven't heard of me. And that's fine. That's the way I want it. My name is Petra Romanova. My sister's name is Natasha. Yes. That Natasha. But she's missing. She left on a mission to Wroclaw a few weeks ago, and we haven't heard anything from her since. Barton's looking for her now, scouring most of Poland along with some of his friends from old SHIELD. He'll find my sister. Eventually. But there's another problem. Nat leaves without telling anyone. It's the way her missions work. And she's always back to fulfil her usual obligations as a member of the Avengers. (Don't get her started on a spy being 'in the public eye'. It involves half-hour lectures on public perception, the idiocy of SHIELD, the US government, and various other entities, as well as the burgeoning power of the Internet and social media, and how all of those tools can be used for our own benefit. It's exhausting...) So everyone's expecting a Romanov to show up for Stark's annual Halloween gala. And to help Steve be the public face of the team. Except she's somewhere, probably interrogating some hapless goon who doesn't realise he or she is being played. So I drew the short straw. I'm going to be the one subbing in for Nat. Going to meetings. Holding press conferences. Being in the public eye. They pulled me out of SHIELD training for this. But what am I gonna do? Say no? After all, I'm a Romanov. And the Avengers are my family. And nothing is more important than family.
  3. WELCOME TO ASSASSIN SUPERPOWER TRAINING Sign-ups are now closed. >>>Team Roster<<< Welcome to Assassin Superpower Training! Over the course of the month of May, we're all going to be leveling up our superpowers of choice! We Assassins are a diverse bunch, but we do have the following in common: Most of us probably haven't been bitten by radioactive spiders. Most of us aren't genius billionaires. However, we also have the following things in common: We know how to work hard and play hard. We have tenacity in spades. What does all of this mean? Maybe we have to work a little harder than the average super mutant, but we can be super awesome. And we will! When you signed up, you picked your areas of focus for this mini challenge. This mini is meant to be complementary to your overall challenge goals! How do you get better at something? You work on it. And work on it. And work on it. So that's what we're going to do. Available super powers: So what is this team thing about? On the mini challenge spreadsheet, you'll see that you've been assigned to a team. Teams of superheroes and supervillains will be facing off in bracket format throughout the mini challenge - eventually, one team will emerge victorious! Wait, but I don't see a chat thread? That's right! There are 8 small teams. Each team has an assigned leader. The leader should start a team PM. Get to know each other. Make friends. Poke your teammates when they don't check in... So what do we do, though? Train in your chosen superpowers at your own pace. Each superpower will be scored separately as they have varying degrees of difficulty. Enter the amount of time trained. What counts as training? The time you spend working out counts as training. You don't have to pause a timer between sets - rest periods are a sensible and healthy part of any regimen. However, please be sensible: if you're doing GtG training every hour on the hour, you did not train 8 hours. Dedicated training time only, please. For simplicity's sake, warm-up and cool-down may be counted as long as they're done in the context of warming up for (and cooling down from) your main superpower workout. Don't count anything twice though (i.e. if your strength workout cooldown is mobility, you can count the cooldown for super strength OR shapeshifting, but not both). Similarly, if you're doing nutrition, you should count actual prep time - NOT time something sits in the crock pot, not time spent washing dishes, not time spent grpocery shpopping, and not time spent eating. Oh, so I should just train like 6 hours a day every day so my team can win, right? Assassins can be overzealous, but please, be sensible and remain aware of overtraining. Strength training at high difficulty 6 days in a row will not only hinder your progress - you may very well get hurt. So if you're working on walking and walk every day, by all means, log 7 hours a week. If you're working on something more taxing, use your common sense. Rest days are good for you. Your main goal is to become super - winning is just a bonus. So how are you scoring this, since these superpowers are all pretty different? Each power will be judged individually. You'll be awarded points based on your ranking in each power you've chosen (the most training time earns the most points, second gets the second most, etc). More common powers will be worth more points, but will also have more competition. Individual scores will be averaged to determine the team score and team scores will be compared to determine the winner of each weekly matchup. You and your spreadsheets. Where exactly do I mark how long I trained? On the spreadsheet, pick the tab correstponding to your chosen superpower. You will find your name on this tab. Enter your time trained next to your name. Update continuously as the challenge goes on. Hold on, I don't get it. What about _______? Ask away and we will answer!
  4. Hey, So I have always loved superheroes since I was a little girl, but I was always deterred by a lack of money to go buy comics, and then the fact that there's SO MUCH MATERIAL. Where does one begin? YiS, Fia
  5. I'll fill this first post out more when I'm home, but here are my goals for this challenge, just to get them out there. Goal 1: Recover from the holidays...and then some What this looks like: Body fat goal: 26.25%Start of challenge: 28.27%Where I ended in 2014: 26.97%How much I need to reduce beyond 2014 levels: 0.72%Waist size goal: 38.5"Start of challenge: 39.75"Where I ended in 2014: 38.75"How much I need to reduce beyond 2014 levels: 0.25"Supported through maintaining an 80/20 Paleo diet. Having all my Non-Paleo Tokens (NPTs) for meals and snacks in one pot during the last challenge hindered me a little I think, so I'm going to separate them out and have different banks for each. So that means I start the challenge with 25 Meal NPTs and 17 Snack NPTs.If by some miracle, I blow past these goals, I have stretch goals in mind that I'll introduce when/if the time comes. Goal 2: The Superhero Trajectory What this looks like: Gym time 2-3 times per week. I'm currently still doing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles workout, but I'm not necessarily tied to that. However, they are superheroes I can admire. Supplement with Days 5-46 of the PLP 60-day challenge. I started doing PLP on January 1st, so why not use that to my advantage!Further supplement workouts with trying out HIIT on off-days, 1-2 times per week.Goal 3: "Cure" my apartment What this looks like: Participate in "The January Cure," modified to suit my needs.Continue to lighten the load by getting rid of 50-100 more pounds of "stuff."Goal 4: Become multi-lingual What this looks like: Practice French at least 5 times per week using the DuoLingo website/app.Bonus points if I can get a 40 day streak on DuoLingo (starting from today)!I did technically start my challenge on Monday, and I definitely used some NPTs over the past few days so my bank is currently at 22 Meal NPTs and 13 Snack NPTs.
  6. I have had a couple of weak challenges in a row, and I was unsure if I was even going to participate this challenge. I decided that at least part of my lack of motivation was not having something to train towards. So, I have signed up for a Half Marathon on 20 September in addition to a Warrior Dash on 4 October. I have done my best when I had a clear, inspirational mission. But I met my weight loss goal in February (and since then have gained it all back, but that is a different story), and had to cancel my earlier half marathon race plans because of scheduling conflicts, and have since then simply slipped into a state of dreary *bleck*. I am taking up some new hobbies, but that hasn't yet managed to motivate me to stay active throughout the week. So, new mission: Half Marathon on 20 September. "Finish or Die Trying" (preferably the former). Current goals: Fitness: 1. Train according to my plan based on this PDF. Three runs per week. 2. Walk or run a total of 21 miles per week, trying to get in at least 3 miles per day. Track with the pedometer on my phone. I have done this before and tracked a walk from Bag End to Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain. It helped to get me moving throughout the day. 3. No less than twice per week, crosstrain using bodyweight routines like these by Neila Ray. I will check in at least a few times per week. I have a two week trip to visit family out of state in the middle, with lots of driving, but I will try to keep up. I like to post on other people's threads, especially if I think that I can help with motivation, but I get anxious in crowds so if there are already fifteen people posting comments then I might just "stalk" there instead.
  7. Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey! It's good to be back! Last challenge sucked butt for me, so this 6WC is about getting back on track and doing the damn thing! And since I didn't get to lvl up last 6-weeks... I'm very dissapointed... But things are gonna be different this go-round! My name is Wolf, I am a father to 2 wonderful and handsome little wolf pups, Racer and Declan, and I enjoy fitness, superheroes, food, and just being a plain ole badass, lol. The last 2 6WC's have been about becoming, "The Big Bad Wolf".. a feat that I was only halfway able to achieve. A nagging back injury held me out longer then I wanted and I kinda got down on myself. This challenge is about channeling all the BS and TRULY birthing a monster! I realized that one cannot "become" Big Bad...but rather be birthed into the fires of awesomeness! I was going about things the wrong way. I wanted instant results...instant gratification. But somewhere along my journey I forgot about all the blood and sweat needed to achieve what I REALLY wanted to achieve. Tears, optional. I wanted to take my average-ish body...and turn it into the body of a superhero. Someone like, The Flash! I've gone through SOOOOOO many different "inspirational" heroes to fuel my fitness journey: Shazam, Daredevil...BATMAN, duh duh duuuuuuuhn! Lol. But no one holds a candle to The Flash. Never has or will. In spirit...and even some likeness, I could be The Flash. Given my comedic, quick witted side, reddish blonde hair and blue eyes.. The mantle of the Scarlet Speedster could easily be mine... And I truly believe that I would done "the cowl" like a badass! I've already convinced Race to be Kid Flash with me for Halloween, so the goal is by October 31st to be "hero ready". And the best part is... NO workout ADD this time around!! I have a program that I'm starting on Thursday that will continue for the next couple months or so This program is similar to one that Henry Cavill, aka The Man of Steel, went through!!! It's called "Operator Fitness" for the person who needs to be "ready for anything" 12 months out of the year. THIS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! I've become an online member to Gym Jones, the same guys responsible for "300" and "Man of Steel". And becoming a member, I get access to all sorts of groovy workouts and knowledge based info that'll keep my fitness hard-on raging for months! (Too graphic? Nahhhhh, I don't think so.) This hardcore gym is full of athletes and overall badasses who eat bullets for breakfast, swallow knives as a post-workout meal, and cook up some dinner w/ gun powder and hint of nitrous oxide for taste!! (Yea..they're that cool, I promise) Just remember the acronym, FYF.. Eff You Friday, lmao! Anyways.... I have access to a ton of training material w/ the limited membership, and plan to utilize every last drop that I can With all that being said, let's move onto the goals! Goal #1: Train like a Hero...Be the Hero! Follow each day of the training as closely as you can. (Don't let lack of equipment stop you!) Simple...but a lot more challenging then one would presume. Once I start posting the workouts you guys will understand how intense this whole thing is! Possible points: +1 STR, +1 CON, +3 STA Goal #2: Achieve 3+ PR's This kind of ties in with the last 6-weeks. I would like to achieve PR's in Deadlift, Back squat, and Clean & Jerk...but there's always bench press, front squat, push-press... Possible points: +2 STR, +2 DEX Goal #3: Contrast showers and the Foam Roller 3x a week Because of the extensive work I'll be putting in on the workout end...rest is more imortant then ever! I must take at least 3 contrast showers a week as well as using the Foam Roller 3+ times to achieve 100%. Time for some proverbial shrinkage... Possible points: +2 CON, +1 CHA Goal #4: SLEEEEEEEEP! Since I've switched positions up here at the job, my new schedule is 6:30 AM- to 3:30 PM. I like it a lot cuz I get to skip traffic either way...but this means I need to be going to bed earlier...especially while training to become a superhero. SLEEP IS #1 for a healthy life..so lets snooze away! Possible points: +1 CON, +2 CHA THAT'S IT!! That's all I got for now...and I'll expand more on it later on, but I wanted to go ahead and get the thread up and running Miss you guys and gals out there in NF land...See ya soon! WOLF
  8. Hello everyone! This is my junk food free, (particularly chocolate and biscuits) accountability thread. I'll be posting on here daily whether I've managed to resist these unhelpful foods in the quest to get my bf % back down to 27% or lower by the end of this challenge. Thank you for you support, and please be tough in keeping me on track! I'm determined to finish this challenge as well as I started it!
  9. The Scout Forum will be rocked for the next 6 weeks by a series of titanic struggles taking place in the skies overhead: Fitness #1: (pu)S(h)uperman Vs Flex Luthor: I'll be continuing with strength work from the last challenge, applying lessons from last time to my regular workouts to achieve better progress. I'll also be bringing in some flexibility work: At least 3 sessions per week, following other workouts, of stretches for scullers, mainly aimed at things I'm not so great at: neck rotation, and hamstrings, plus back mobility work to keep that bendy. Points available will be +6 divided between STR and DEX, depending on which side "wins" (i.e. shows most improvement) Fitness #2: The Crow vs Captain Australia Balance work. Bit of a new area for me, but inspired by the assassins's challenge in November/December I am going to dip a toe in and get so that I can do either the crow pose or a headstand for... let's say 30 sec. I have only the vaguest notion about whether this will require strength, stamina or dexterity or what, so will award 3 x points to myself capriciously depending on what I think when it's all over. Fitness #3: Pant Man Vs Wolverine As pant man, I will work on ramping up my distance running to half marathon distance in time to run in the Woky Half on (i think) the last day of the challenge. I will also be trying to grow a set of adamantium claws. I suspect the second of these will prove tricky, but I can dream. 3 points for either stamina or badassness depending who wins. Level up #1: Ben Zen vs SwearDevil Try to deal with trivial irritations in a way that doesn't involve grumpiness, sarcasm and casual swearing. Basically, I lose 1% for each incident over the course of the challenge and will get points accordingly. Points available: +3 WIS. In the event of total fail on day 1, a bonus +1 CHA will be awarded for swearing stylishly and in Portuguese. -1 for poor format options in tapatalk but I couldn't wait to start, so... -------------------------------------------------- Added X Men challenge goal [13/1/13] I have had some items on my Astrid task list for months now and I can't seem to motivate myself to do them. So to give myself motivation, I hereby resolve to put an X next to each of the following by challenge end: Make an appointment with the solicitor for me and Mrs 18ck to make our wills. (nice cheery one, that... I don't know why I'd want to avoid it!)Give my company website a spring cleanMake a monthly spend chartGet an inspection hatch fitted to the boiler flue. Finish the next chapter in Lathrop and DiasFix the gears on The Beloved PashleyUpdate my books-to-look-out-for-in-charity-shops lists in Evernote (not as easy as it sounds. I want to work out which of PG Wodehouse's books I don't already own but he wrote over a hundred, some of which had more than one title (US and UK) some were published in anthologies, so this could be a couple of hours with a big stack of books and a long list downloaded from a website)Penalty for failure: 50 burpees per item missed Reward for success: +1 WIS for getting all 6 Update 15/2/13 - The flue one has been squeezed out, mainly because we can't afford to do it right now, so it's gone back in the calendar for the end of March. Instead, and so as not to be underchallenged, I will get to the end of the next chapter in Lathrop and Dias (my Portuguese Textbook) with all the written and spoken exercises. That's a tall order for 2 days...
  • Create New...

Important Information

New here? Please check out our Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines