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  1. Curl Brogo

    Brogo Stops Being an @$$hole.

    What's a 260 lbs warrior to do? Cut the bullshit and stop being an asshole No more gluten free, paleo, eat only this, don't eat that... just don't eat like an asshole. No more half-assed, unplanned workouts or making excuses to get out of them... just don't work out like an asshole. No more not working and complaining about money problems... stop being a lazy asshole, and stop spending money like an asshole. The big thing is I'm prioritizing getting more hours at work so I can not be stiffing bills and better yet saving up. I also want to get myself back to lifting regularly and properly. And frankly playing video games is the best way to unwind. So I'm going to "invest" some of this money into a gaming console so I can veg out and unwind at the end of long days, and while I wait for muscles to rebuild themselves. Then saving up so I can maybe "buy" a house in the next year or two. So nerds... any thoughts on gaming consoles, games? Goal 1: Don't eat like an asshole Assholes: Eat the whole pizza in one sitting. Go an entire day without eating any fruit or vegetables. Drink more than 2 beers by themselves for no reason. Never say no to a dessert/sweet. Do not prepare meals and wind up getting fast food when they end up getting hungry even though there is healthy food in the goddamn fridge. Do all of this shit in a single day sometimes. Non-Assholes: Can stop eating pizza after two or three slices. Will not only include fruits and vegetables in their diets, but make them a priority. Drink no more than two beers, better yet only one beer, or save this treat for social occasions. Refrain from desserts/sweets until a goal deserving of such a reward has been accomplished. Prepare healthy meals in advance, and always prefer the healthy foods that are available. Do not let one slip up snowball into a pile of fuck-it-itis. Goal 2: Don't Exercise Like an Asshole Assholes: Have no specific goals Don't follow programs and allow fuck-around-itis to rule their exercise time Make excuses to skip workouts Pay for gym memberships, but never go to the gym regularly Non-Assholes: Set goals, and choose lifts that help them meet those goals Program their lifts and exercise routines sensibly Stick to their Programs and workout as scheduled Either use their gym membership or cancel it (I'm going to cancel, cuz I have the equipment I need at home) Goal 3: Don't be a lazy asshole Assholes: Hit the snooze button five times, then reset their alarm an hour later then hit the snooze button five more times before finally getting up two hours after they set their alarm to go off originally. Find excuses to leave work early, or not work the extra OT hours that pay. Non-Assholes: Get the fuck out of bed the first time the alarm goes off at 4 am so they can get to work around 5 am and put in a full day. Keep working until they've maxed out for the day or hit at least 50 hours for the week. Goal 4: Don't spend your hard earned money like an asshole Assholes: Waste money on junk food and booze. Make impulse buys based on spur of the moment interests and don't shop around for ways to save money. Don't budget. Don't save. Non-assholes: Refrain from spending money on junk food and booze. Take time to consider what they are buying, why they are buying it, and finding the best price. Always check their budget. Always save at least a little.
  2. 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!
  3. raptron

    Raptron: Season Finale

    Hi friends! I'm Raptron, I am a grown-ass woman who does gymnastics with a team of likeminded adults, lifts weights, loves food and drink, and generally overbooks herself with social engagements. My gymnastics national competition is April 12, 2019, which very nicely coincides with end of this challenge. What's on the horizon: 3/15-3/17 - quick trip to NYC 3/24 - Gymnastics meet (last one before Nationals!) 3/30 - Season send-off party / big team event / debuting the 2019 hype videooo (that I have to make) 4/11-4/17 - Nationals & post-competition vacation in Florida A lot of the things from last challenge actually went really well, so I'm just going to carry them over for the next 4-ish weeks. Maybe I'll consider what life holds for me when the season ends along the way, but mostly I'm just here to grind it out and do my very best in our two remaining meets. 1. Comp season strong Vault 1x per week High bar direct connections every other practice Beam routines every practice 2. Don't break the bank Limit meals out and/or 2+ drink nights to 6x between March 18-April 10 3. Hold yourself together Shoulder PT 2x per week Ankle prehab 1x per week Pelvic floor control drills 3x per week (90/90 breathing, intentional relaxing, pri squat things, etc). 4. Write it out Some sort of creative writing practice 2x per week
  4. Hello and welcome to my battle log, est. 2016! I've been doing challenges for over a year straight and I decided to experiment with an alternative style that gets away from the feeling of being perpetually "on" and one step away from the pointy end of the spear that is the 4WC format while not losing the structure that said 4WC format provides. Kinda strike a balance, like? This will be an ongoing experiment, with some room to adjust. This will be accomplished by a month-to-month formal re-evaluation of goals, without grading per say, and the freedom to change things up at any point with no regrets. All in one place! No need to wonder when my new thread will be up, just stay tuned for the next day's post! Below I will update links to each month's first post so you can see change over time. To round off 2016's activity, I'm posting links to prior challenge activity for the sake of completeness. ...And we're off! Index 2016 Challenges: January, February, March, April 2016: May, June, July, August, Intra-Month Madness, September, October, November, December 2017: January, February, March, April, May, Intra-Month Madness v.2, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2018: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2019: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December Lessons Compendium *~* 5/6/2016 *~* Magnesium deficient is something you don't want to be--supplement You might also be deficient in other vitamins and minerals--supplement with a multivitamin Magnesium is a diuretic Squat foot position should be maintained at hip width, no farther: a wide stance is Trouble for your inner legs *~* 5/21/2016 *~* Ukemi must be executed with one's head tucked There is in fact such thing as too much ukemi, especially when biased to one side of the body TM Fact: If you get to a place on Intensity Day where you struggle to PR, add volume to volume day *~* 8/1/2016 *~* Daily neck stretches keep even small tension headaches away Too much of the wrong kind of foot rolling can lead to TIGHTER feet *~* 8/27/2016 *~* Stress is real and it will harm training momentum. Knee sleeves are good tools in the gym for preventing quad tension. *~* 11/7/2016 *~* 1/wk DL Intensity Day is too intense. 2/month is good. *~* 1/29/2017 *~* When stressed, a massive deload is not necessary. Just hold fast to the same weights and...wait it out. Too much magnesium = diarrhea *~* 7/10/2017 *~* A reminder: sleeping on one's back reduces the risk of headaches and muscle knots. *~* 12/09/2017 *~* Do not stop taking Slo-Mag. Just. Don't. *~* 1/19/2018 *~* Drinking a minimum of 44oz of water helps regulate headaches, even migraines to some extent. *~* 7/18/2018 *~* Hormonal birth control does cause migraines. So does looking down at phone with bad posture all day. *~* 7/30/2018 *~* Dairy and yogurt disagree with my stomach. Vegetables + fermented food are keys to BM balance. *~* 10/1/2018 *~* Fruit disagrees with my stomach. Bananas are fruit. Lacrosse ball rolling helps manage bad posture headaches.
  5. I have been planning on making a battle log for a while now. I have been in and out of the challenges for 3 or 4 years now. I have enjoyed them but I think for now I am done with them. I used to be bigger into lifting and rucking and then shifted into the world of IRONMAN. In 2017/2018 I finished two full IRONMANs struggled through a couple of GORUCK challenges and generally was not too happy with my fitness. This past year(2018) I have kind of been lazy and not focused much on a goal, I did a few sprint triathlons and a GORUCK light. For 2019 my new game plan is to hit the triathlon disciplines pretty hard while maintaining rucking and beginning a new linear lifting progression. In general I want to become stronger, fast, quicker, and improve my flexibility. I want to achieve a WOD daily with stretching. I have always followed a mostly 80/20 healthy eating regiment. I find this is not really good for me, I like to eat healthy during the week and then I would do an 80-100 mile bike ride on Saturday which would be followed by binge eating then usually a night of binge drinking. Sunday would be a "refeed" day. In order to really achieve what I am hoping for I need to follow a 100% healthy eating rule and maybe see it slip into the 99/1 range. I have a large amount of goal distances and weights I am shooting for. I won't post them until I achieve them. Same goes for other(mental)aspects of my year. For now I have a GORUCK light scheduled in two weeks, a tough/light in may, and a heavy in September. Tri's are just some sprints and a tune up half IRONMAN in march. I do want to get my "A" race sometime in the late fall for the half distance. I have no intentions of doing a full this year, that is for sure. I will post some book reviews as I finish them since I have reading goals as well as any other aspects of my hobbies that I feel like(gardening, cars, fishing, etc).
  6. Mr_Willes


    B.R.U.T.A.L. Bold.Rangers.United.Together.Attempt.Lifting Seems like there are quite a few Rangers this challenge which are getting back to (or are continuing) a lifting routine. That's why me and @jonfirestar thought it would be fun to bring us all together in one thread so we can thrive off of each other, in a friendly competition kinda way. Now i'm not quite sure how we are going to make this work, but a thing that popped into my mind right now is: Weight --> Reps --> RPE --> E1RM --> Wilks points, per lift That way we can update with our last training results, calculate an estimated-1-rep-max, and thanks to the wilks points compare to each other. People who aren't familiar with RPE E1RM and Wilks points. I will elaborate in due time. So if you are in need of some friendly lifting competition, sign up and post your last workout, so we can get this party started! Also if you have good ideas for how to format this thing, let's hear it. It's suppose to be a fun competiton, aimed at excelling in our lifting workouts. Now i will be off, visiting the rangers i know that are lifting this challenge, if you know a Lifting Ranger that i haven't visited yet, feel free to direct him or here! And if you have any personal questions, DM or tag me!
  7. After succeeding in a respawn challenge, Skywalker is determined to make this reboot last. It won't be easy, as one more intensive course week and several due dates for writing assignments are awaiting. So, the challenge will be realistic and simple. Keep successfully doing what works, and keep working on that which wasn't successfully done in the previous challenge. AND I'm adding a study-related one, just in case. Subquest 1: start the day with devotions (Scripture study, meditation and prayer) -> 1 WIS + 1 CHA Subquest 2: do at least >7000 steps/day -> 1 STA Subquest 3: completely cut all unintentional time on the internet (entertainment, news, social media, etc.) and spend it on research/writing instead -> 1 WIS Subquest 4: go to sleep before midnight -> 2 CON Subquest 5: run at least 2x/week (1x long run + 1x tempo run) -> 1 STA + 1 DEX Subquest 6: lift 2x/week -> 2 STR So... I'm ready to step into the larger world once again.