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Nope, that's too far in the beginning,  lets start at the beginning of this year.

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I got fat again, I was gyming, but I was getting tired of it, and I needed to do some things around the house.  I did some of those things, struggled with others, blah blah blah...  But I kept grinding away and constantly evaluating my situation and made adjustments and most of my beginning of the year goals have been met or have been adjusted/delayed to eventually meet my goals.  Therefore I'm going to restate my end of year goals and then lay out the steps I'm going to take to meet them.

 

1:  Give praise in the Iron sanctuary.  To do this, I must remain mobile and healthy.  

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I know right?  And since I'm sacrificing my gainz at the in the halls of crossfit.

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Wait, that's not how they look...

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Work Mobility every day to include lax ball to the thoracic area, quads, calves and lats.  And do distracted stretches to help my hips and ankles. And the other various stretches my PT says.  I have 4 times a day where I can really do this (morning, mid day at work, pre workout, evening.) So I don't have all of these all at once, but break them up and hit trouble spots multiple times if needed.  With all that said, I feel the best I have felt in years right now.  My shoulders are opening up, my hips are moving better, my ankles move well, everything feels good except my foot.  And I don't know what's wrong with my foot... but its not broken.

 

2.  Stop being fat.  And I did what I usually did for the last 3 years.. and I didn't lose any weight.  I was eating 1950-2050 cals/day.  So for the last 2 months I have been reverse dieting and this months goal is to eat 3K cals/day.  Reverse Diet has been working well for me so far and I've been still losing weight.  Next Month, I will bring it down in a controlled manner and finally start losing fat.  Unless I meet this criteria:  I go above 235lbs and/or 36" at the belly button.  I'm currently at 228 and 35.25".  Eating 3k cals/day clean is fucking hard.  Must do better.

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3:  Be better at Crossfit.  Train hard, rest when I'm dead.

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And I discovered that there are a bunch of skills that I suck at or just can't do.  Some I'm going to practice these one or more of these skills 5 times a week.

  • Over head squat:  I need more shoulder mobility and maybe scapula strength to do this properly, but If I want a 225lbs snatch...  I need to learn to get under the bar.
  • Double unders:  This is the one skill that is single handily preventing me from Rx'ing WODs.  However, with the foot problem, this will be on hold.
  • Muscle Ups:  cause when you do one...  everyone knows you're bad ass.
  • Handstands/handstand walks:  Didn't you all watch Stongman's fury in the Xfit games?  I could do some of that...  but not the handstand walks, I want to be better.
  • 30" box jumps:  Need to be more explosive with these.  I can do 24" really easily now, its the next step.
  • *space reserved for other things as I remember I really want to do them*

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4.  I've been working on prepping for Ragnarok all this year, but I didn't really know why.  But now I do.  Br0dinsdottir is on her way to reign havoc.  

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So, I have lots of work to do to prep the house.  Build various furniture,  clean rooms, etc etc...  So I will do all the things and maybe do them before the wife nags me to doing them.

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and of course, still do my gun stuff, like paint my AR.  

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1 minute ago, Grumble said:

I want to say you could have picked a better crossfit gif, but I feel like the ejection of bodily fluids sums the whole thing up nicely.

 

Also, daughter's are the best. And you're screwed. 

 

Basically, I only have the rest of the year to gym... then I'm done...

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3 hours ago, Br0din said:

 

4.  I've been working on prepping for Ragnarok all this year, but I didn't really know why.  But now I do.  Br0dinsdottir is on her way to reign havoc.  

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The ultimate motivator!

 

3 hours ago, Br0din said:

 

Basically, I only have the rest of the year to gym... then I'm done...


Done done? Forever done? Or temp done? 

 

3 hours ago, Br0din said:

and of course, still do my gun stuff, like paint my AR.  

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Are photo updates automatic, or must I demand them? 

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On 8/13/2017 at 5:17 PM, wildross said:

Kids are great motivators for all kinds of stuff.  It's one of their main functions....force us to grow up.

 

I dunno, grimble is doing nothing to force me to grow up. Hell, I'm sillier than ever.

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On 8/11/2017 at 5:22 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following along again. You got this.

 

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Err... I mean most popular dude on the boards.

 

On 8/13/2017 at 8:31 AM, Laghail said:

And he's back! #makecrossfitwarriorsagain

 

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On 8/13/2017 at 5:17 PM, wildross said:

Kids are great motivators for all kinds of stuff.  It's one of their main functions....force us to grow up.

 

I hope so... but at least I won't be the only kid my wife has now.

 

18 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

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Scratch that...I meant:

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I had a good weekend of over eating.  Chips and salsa goes right to my waist and I gained 4 lbs putting me at 232lbs.

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That's awful close to my 235 start cutting weight.  Yesterday, I ate 2950 cals and back under 231.  So, I'll keep evaluating.  

 

Worked on kipping handstand pushups yesterday.  I should have worked on Muscle ups progression, but I didn't...

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And we worked up to 2x1 front squats.  I just want to say how awesome my hips are moving now.  I'm super upright and ATG.  

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4 hours ago, Br0din said:

kipping handstand

 

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15 hours ago, Deciduous said:

Freaking double unders. We have some folks at our gym who are so good with skipping all fancy. Probably because they work on it lots.

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Yeah, 1 Lady at my box was a Pro Jump roper (whatever that is) and she can do triples and quads with ease.  

16 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

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I cannot confirm or deny that I may have crunch my spine in the neck doing this.

 

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I had pizza again last night... my guesstimate for cals put me at 3550 cals, but I didn't have that many pieces so...  I weighed in at 229.4lbs this morning.  I'm concerned that I'm extremely under estimating the pizza buffet.

 

We had rope climbs yesterday and toes to bar in a WOD.  I practiced a new foot technique for rope climbs so now my rope burn is on the back of my leg and not the front.  

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T2B is muscle up progression and I need more of it.  I could only do 3-5 rounds of 20 rounds of 8 reps/round.

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6 hours ago, Br0din said:

I cannot confirm or deny that I may have crunch my spine in the neck doing this.

 

... X-fit... forging elite spinal injuries....

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14 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

... X-fit... forging elite spinal injuries....

 

Except now my hips are opening up, my thoracic section is loose, neck is no longer cracking every time I move my head...  My body has fixed itself.  All things I couldn't fix powerbro lifting.  It's probably just having a coach helping me fix everything.

 

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I had to get some Ice cream last night to get close to 3k last night.  It was terrible ice cream and not even the good stuff.  

 

Mobility work wasn't as good as it could have been.  I've been neglecting my quads, need to start with them.  

 

I did handstand work and worked on OHS mobility yesterday.  I need to work on pulling my hands farther back in the stance.  I may have weak sacpulas and need to work them more.  

 

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12 minutes ago, Laghail said:

 

Sir. sir. You need to drop the great value brand stuff you've been buying and grab a pint of anything that costs $4 or more, and it can't say 'lo-fat' on the front. Unless you're cutting, then just buy halo top.

 

I can't even remember the last time I've bought ice cream. I just assumed all brands were the same quality as my parents bought the cheap stuff when I was a kid and I was fine with it. I mean, it's just frozen sugar milk and every brand of milk seems pretty much the same to me (cue people saying certain brands of milk are way better than others).

Maybe I've just scorched off all of my taste buds with coffee over the years...

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1 hour ago, calanthrophy said:

I can't even remember the last time I've bought ice cream. I just assumed all brands were the same quality as my parents bought the cheap stuff when I was a kid and I was fine with it. I mean, it's just frozen sugar milk and every brand of milk seems pretty much the same to me (cue people saying certain brands of milk are way better than others).

Maybe I've just scorched off all of my taste buds with coffee over the years...

There is for sure good and bad ice cream.

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