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  1. Kwesadilo deals with injuries

    Adding rep cycling to my program hasn't burned me so far, so I'm going to keep doing that and keep trying to be conservative. I'm not going to make a goal for it this time, though. The main thing getting in the way of my lifts right now is some nagging lower back pain when I squat and do a few other things, so I'm going to try to fix that. Going light didn't seem to work, and taking a break from lifting didn't either, so I think my next step should be seeing a doctor. Goals See a physical therapist. I'm aware of one nearby with a sports medicine focus, or I think just any old doctor with expertise in sports medicine would probably be sufficient as a first step. I've been putting off making an appointment for awhile, because I hate making appointments. In order to complete this goal, I have to actually go to a doctor's appointment before the end of this challenge. Do mobility work at least 4 days a week. I changed up my routine in the last few months, and what I'm doing now seems to be no worse than what I was doing before, so I guess I'll stick with it. Get to bed by 11:30 pm at least 5 nights each week. Probably not tonight. Work on SICP for at least an hour and the half over at least 2 days each week. This was my goal last challenge, and I got pretty close to it. I need to spend more time than I have been if I want to consistently make headway, but I think I need to build up to it gradually.
  2. CM tries not to die

    so they may not have a cool catch phrase before going into battle, besides, "try not to die" but they're a fun and mostly smart team. i would like to be fun and mostly smart this challenge. Exercise. MOLLY – keep up that mutant strength. 5 workouts per week. I’d like to get at least 3 lifting sessions and 2 cardio sessions GERT – use what you have. like a telepathic link to a dinosaur or, ya know, a pull up bar. pull up bar play 6 min per week. especially do this on non-work days. KAROLINA – embrace your free spirit and solar energy absorption. do yoga on sundays (65 mins/week total). read/watch a new mobility article/video each week. I’ve pinned a lot of mobility stuff “to read later” time to do that. Food. CHASE – as the oldest, he knows it’s not all science and fun gloves. consume 25g fiber on weekend days. plan out what will be available to make this happen each Thursday: beans, berries, prepped vegs, etc. NICO – just because you can magically summon food to your door, doesn’t mean you should. eat out or take out less than 7x over challenge. i have 4 already planned meals out this challenge. no more than 3 more beyond those. let's do this.
  3. Oh man, oh man, OH MAN. Y’all, it’s been far too long. TL;DR - YO, it’s me, shaar, veteran Ranger who took a little wayward absence from the forums over the second half of 2017. I like video games, k-pop, spoopy movies, fitness (obvs), food (double obvs), cute chubby raccoons, being the best screamo bard I can be, and BRINGIN’ THE HYPE. (With my BOOMBOX BARD SKILLS.) (Also I like caps lock too it seems ehehehe hiii hello ) I hear tell that hype has forsaken these lands. Eh? Ehh???? This simply CANNOT BE, MY FRIENDS. I don’t like to toot my own horn *discreetly puts horn back in rolling suitcase of multiple bard instruments* but I like to stack a lot of skill points into hype (HYP, natch) so I’m real glad to be back for 2018 to help all my best Ranger friends find their hype, too! Together we can break out of the doldrums that were - LAST YEAR - and BE AWESOME!! 2018 will never see it comin’!! (Oh hey that’s a sweet and subtle segue into the theme of this challenge - ) Welcome to my favorite video game of 2018, Persona 5! I won’t wax existential about why I love this game so much - because trust me, I totally could - but in a nutshell it’s innovative, stylish, thoughtful with smart overarching themes and amazing characters with lots of growth and it really made its mark on my little heart. Phew. Yeah. Great game. At any rate I’ve decided to pull some of my favorite main characters to theme my quests around, so without further adieu - ryuji [ move better... ] AW YEAH MY FAVORITE CHARACTER. MY BEST DUDE RYUJI AAAHHH Sorry got real hype there for a second. (Did you know Ryuji is real hype too?!!?/#.,.) Ryuji’s a hype-machine athlete that works through some physical injuries and knows the proper benefits of taking care of your dumb-ass self so you can keep fitnessing. (Ryuji also swears a lot, bless him~) My recovery has been literal crap in a basket lately and I NEED to be more mindful of taking care of myself and address my aches and pains before they turn into something worse. My right trap has been flaring up again real consistently, my hamstrings are about to secede from my body, and something clunky is going on with my left elbow??? Stretch. Foam roll. Epsom salt baths. Don’t sit for 8 hours straight at your desk ya moron. I’ve done a fair amount of mobility research and have a lot of tools in my belt but I just need to USE ‘EM. Consistently. yusuke [ eat better... ] Oh look it’s my favorite goal EVER, rearing its ugly head. Ugh. Yay. (Can you tell I love food tracking?!!?!) I hate this goal but I just love Yusuke; a poor sweet (lovable oddball) starving artist who never has enough money for food. I have enough money for food, but am I eating optimally?? So hello, food-tracking goal. This is one of those necessary evils - I can’t track my intake all the time ‘cause it will literally drive me batty bonkers but every now and again I really need to reacquaint myself with just where I’m at. I’m eating intuitively and making good choices but I’m fairly certain a few macros just aren’t where they should be (lookin’ at you protein), so I need to identify that weakness for sure....... No expectations or numbers to meet, just track everything I eat and drink, every day, for better performance. My Fitness Pal, we meet again............. *sad bard trumpet noises* haru [ eat even better... ] I sure do love carbs. Eheheh. It’s also winter, so HELLO CARB TRAIN. Haru is a lovely girl with a rooftop garden and would probably clonk me over the head with her gardening trowel if I keep overlooking the pears and avocados for cornbread crisps. (Mmm, cornbread crisps.) (... Sorrysorrysorry~) Each week when I do my run for work snacks, I’ve gotta, GOTTA add more fruits and vegetables in. Carbs are great for what I do but I need to remind myself to be more well-rounded! I have no excuse, I’ve got a big selection to choose from, I’ve just gotta do it. Monday mornings are my snack-run times, so I’ll report back with what I’ve picked up. Feel free to attack me with gardening tools if I screw up. morgana [ work smarter, not harder... ] Hoo boy. This is gonna be a toughie. January at my job is always a literal chaos rodeo (I work in behavioral healthcare) and I really... really.... Really need to focus to stay ahead of the game. I’m, uh, sorta prone to letting some of the smaller aspects of my job slide (paperwork ain’t nobody got time for that) (oh wow my pile of shreddable documents sure is pretty mighty there) (oh yeah look at these stacks of old papers i’m keeping just in case i need them whoops) so... I’ve gotta stay on it to avoid mental collapse here. Morgana is real good at hounding poor Joker to do shit (ugghhh catte shut up already pls) so it’s my turn to HEY STAY FOCUSED DANGIT. This quest might be the hardest, even moreso than The Doldrums of Food Tracking... ANYWAYS. These are all pass/fail, letter grades are -so- 2017 (at least for me, what, you think I have time to THINK about letters and stuff?!!), and Rebels we are SO gonna do this thing! 2018 LOOK OUT WE HERE, GET H Y P E !!!!!
  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 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.