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HAPPY ZERO WEEK EVERYONE!!! ZERO WEEK!!!!!!

 

This morning, a gym buddy/regular came to me with an issue. He has been coming in on the regular all summer, and I've seen him work hard, but today he seemed really frustrated.

He said: "I've reached a point where I'm as flexible as I was hoping to be, as loose, and as strong. I don't know what do do next!"

 

IMO, this is an excellent problem to have! I explained to him about maintenance mode, and about some of the ideas attached to it. It can be disarming to have a long term goal come to an end, and what if you don't have another big epic goal you want to come to next? What if you're pretty happy and just want to stay happy? What if you're so afraid to NOT have a grand goal that you start to shake that happiness for no good reason? (What if injury prevents you from moving forward safely...?)

 

Unfortunately there's no simple answer. Self reflection and courage of conviction is part of the journey to a strong inner you. Personally? I'm a fan of finding joy and feeding it skittles from my open palm. (Okay that's a huge exaggeration for the sake of poetic narration. If I fed it anything it would be pop rocks or maybe Swedish fish, but skittles just sound good there.) 

 

So what does this have to do with me getting really good really fast?

 

Well, lately, my primary goals involve surviving the work day with enough energy and maintaining minimal to hopefully no injury. Also, not getting too fat so my clothes don't fit. I do NOT have time to buy more clothes yo. It's working out, tho somedays are better than others. I'm not lifting much in terms of a personal program, I'm really not doing much at all for my own training, but I'm enormously active and always lifting something, and always training something. Much more so than ever in my life.

 

I wasn't going to challenge at all... buuttttt..... (sorry @Laghail it didn't happen this time!) I perchanced on some banter with @Wild Wolf on his thread, and on mentioning that I suck at jump rope, was hit with a bit of inspirational lightening to throw down with the Wolf this challenge and see about changing that. It's come up several times because of the boxing classes I'm getting involved with, and it looks shitty when I can't do it well. Also, I should be able to do it well :P 

 

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This isn't a big crazy goal, but let's face it. I've got my shit pretty under control (at the moment LOL),  and this is fun, short term, will give me a cardio alternative to running which aggravates my ish, and gives me a little burst of something to care about, even if it's not the big huge thing

 

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Really, I kind of jumped on it on a whim. Feed the joy. Why not indeed.

 

So how do you get really good at something really fast? I mean... you don't. Not REALLY... this ain't the Matrix darlings. But what I can do, for the next 5 weeks, is chip away, 10 minutes or so everyday, practice practice practice. Wanna get good at something fast? DO IT. Constantly. As much as you can in a reasonable manner.

 

I mean... what else do I have going on? :P 

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For now, all I can say is that there will be speed, there will be videos. There will be songs (and practicing singing while jumping rope cause that's apparently a thing too, thank you joy), and there will be costumes. And, if I'm honest, probably some Deadpool stuff, I guess, fine, whatever, cause go fuck yourself Deadpool.

 

TASK THE FIRST

Jump the rope. Get better. Don't embarrass myself. Take progression videos.

 

TASK THE SECOND

MAKE A COOL COSTUME for the final video

 

TASK THE THIRD

Post pictures here cause I like pictures and should be using my IG more

 

So. My first day. My new speed rope. I know, you're gonna be super intimidated by this amazing starting point... but don't you underestimate the Red yo. It just makes me stronger... (Also my cat suit just came in! MEOW!)

 

 

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4 minutes ago, RedStone said:

I perchanced on some banter with @Wild Wolf on his thread, and on mentioning that I suck at jump rope, was hit with a bit of inspirational lightening to throw down with the Wolf this challenge and see about changing that.

 

Yusssssssssssss!!!

 

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HAHAHA! Man...you actually have me nervous on the costume front because I don't have anything cool at the moment. Shitballs...Hmmm....Maybe...nah, that's to risque...or is it? *Wolfie works out his thoughts meticulously*

 

6 minutes ago, RedStone said:

And, if I'm honest, probably some Deadpool stuff, I guess, fine, whatever, cause go fuck yourself Deadpool.

 

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Message received ;) 

 

10 minutes ago, RedStone said:

and should be using my IG more

 

Ugh, me too. IG is my jam.

 

10 minutes ago, RedStone said:

So. My first day. My new speed rope. I know, you're gonna be super intimidated by this amazing starting point... but don't you underestimate the Red yo. It just makes me stronger... (Also my cat suit just came in! MEOW!)

 

Underestimating you is like raw dogging without a contingency plan....it's just bad for business. :P 

 

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20 minutes ago, RedStone said:

 

He said: "I've reached a point where I'm as blah blah blah  and as strong. I don't know what do do next!"

 

 

 

I don't understand this part. #foreverweak,  #foreversmall

 

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HAHAHA! Man...you actually have me nervous on the costume front because I don't have anything cool at the moment. Shitballs...Hmmm....Maybe...nah, that's to risque...or is it? *Wolfie works out his thoughts meticulously*

 

 

Yeaaaaah... let us not worry too much about costumes atm :P I don't have anything. (I did look at a red and black mermaid sequin pillow today and was like... mermaid sequin deadpool cat suit????) I think we can reserve the right to skew at least the fun rules to our whims. Besides, underwears = costumes so long as there's a cape involved :P we good. 

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6 minutes ago, RedStone said:

Besides, underwears = costumes so long as there's a cape involved :P we good. 

 

Get outta my head! I was totally thinking Captain Underpants!

 

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Wild Wolf- LEVEL 2 (but probably more like lvl 50 if I didn't respawn so much)

Class: Howler/ Height: 6'2 / Weight: 192#

Stats: MIGHT: 12 / CONSTITUTION: 9 / DEXTERITY: 11 / PERCEPTION: 10 / INTELLECT: 9 / RESOLVE: 13

Instagram: @ryanwolfbell / Facebook: Ryan Wolf Bell / Bible App (YouVersion) Ryan Wolf Bell

Current Challenge: Omnis Vir Lupus

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Last Challenge(s): 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16

Unchained Predator Saga: 1

Epic Challenges: Welcome to the Fireteam & Wolfpool 

 

Know, O prince, that once the sun burns out and the earth's core becomes solid and cold, there will come a man to provide the endless energy needed to sustain life and for the planets to keep moving. He is the source of light and the warmth of hope back into the hearts of humanity...." - Dark_Raider

 

A wolf rises in my heart; against my darkness; against my demons; against my despair. I DECLARE WAR!

 

Romans 8:28 (CSB) We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

 

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19 minutes ago, Br0din said:

 

I don't understand this part. #foreverweak,  #foreversmall

 

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HEYO, at least he speaks with conviction. Even if he is a dumb fuck. He's sure of his dumbfuckery.

 

8 minutes ago, Wild Wolf said:

 

Get outta my head! I was totally thinking Captain Underpants!

 

I think we're gonna be just fine...

 

2 minutes ago, wildross said:

Just skipping over the stuff and jumping in here....

 

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HEYO, at least he speaks with conviction. Even if he is a dumb fuck. He's sure of his dumbfuckery.

 

 

 

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May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

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So, for some reason, when I went to the warrior's challenges, it put me back at the old challenges instead of the new ones... ugh! I was like, how can she already have so many pages?! It's zero week! lol. I'm on the right page now and I'm here! Following along! 

 

Love this challenge! Not something super taxing and a little big of fun and friendly competition! Woo! 

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16 hours ago, RedStone said:

He said: "I've reached a point where I'm as flexible as I was hoping to be, as loose, and as strong. I don't know what do do next!"

 

16 hours ago, Br0din said:

 

I don't understand this part. #foreverweak,  #foreversmall

 

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I stumbled over that part like a busted-up curb, too. Does not compute. 

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LOVE THIS!!! and your cat suit.

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15 hours ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

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This is totally how I jump rope..

 

Also, fun challenges = awesome challenges :D

 

i am just very concerned about his knees...

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THIS IS DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE. 

 

Hahah. I love the shades. B) 

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Girl, I adore you.

I love this goal.  I love you showing us your video- of you at the starting point!  It's amazing!   I love the suit!

 

I may ask if I can hop on board this suit-improvement-challenge train.   Though ... what skill will I work on?   Get my damn pull ups back, again! (For the umpteenth time!)

 

 

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11 hours ago, raptron said:

THIS IS DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE. 

 

Hahah. I love the shades. B) 

 

10 hours ago, MikeWazowski said:

Red, I think you're bad at not challenging. #justsayin.

 

Dude. I know. I'm the worst :P But at least I was channeling my inner "meow"

 

 

10 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Girl, I adore you.

I love this goal.  I love you showing us your video- of you at the starting point!  It's amazing!   I love the suit!

 

I may ask if I can hop on board this suit-improvement-challenge train.   Though ... what skill will I work on?   Get my damn pull ups back, again! (For the umpteenth time!)

 

DUDEEEEE Why the puck not???? :D I love me some pull up progressions :) We talk deets over pretzels buns yoooooo

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3 minutes ago, MikeWazowski said:

the infinity pretzel gif has returned!!!!

 

But did it ever really leave...

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7 hours ago, zeroh13 said:

The last time I tried to jump rope was in a cardio kickboxing class in college. I threw the jump rope all the way across the room and we have not gone near each other since...

 

I can identify with that so so much...

 

 

6 hours ago, MikeWazowski said:

the infinity pretzel gif has returned!!!!

 

6 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

But did it ever really leave...

 

I don't know but it's addictive to watch it.

 

 

6 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

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Note the correct ratio of protein:carb macros. 

 

Moaaar caaaaarbs!

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