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The Return of the Challenge of the Living Dead

 

In honour of the Halloween challenge and as my part of my role as the official Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Coordinator of the Rebellion let’s talk about Zombies :) 

 

Of course there is only one movie that could be used to follow up on the ‘Challenge of the Living Dead’ and that is of course the classic Dawn of the Dead Return of the Living Dead (bear with me ;)

 

In 1984 at a Medical Warehouse foreman Frank is  looking to show off to the companies newest employee. He takes the unsuspecting young man down into the basement and shows him a series of military barrels that had been routed to the facility by accident.


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Ever the clutz Frank accidentally releases the toxic gas, rendering the two men unconscious. When they awoke their industrious little town is forever changed!


 

The thing about this particular movie is that, whilst it has had a profound impact zombie fiction and pop culture as a whole, I don’t think many people even know it exists. This was the original Zombie Comedy and without it you could argue that there would be no Zombieland, or Planet Terror or Shaun of the Dead.

 

It introduced the idea of the fast zombie, the talking zombie and the indestructible zombie. Although the one thing that almost everyone would have come upon at some point of time is, of course:


Brains!

 

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So to show some love for a piece of undervalued zombie fiction I present to you The Return of the Challenge of the Living Dead!

 

Experimental Weapon!


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(this image is from Return of the Living Dead III, but that movie is part of the series and criminally underrated)

 

So training this challenge is going to be a little different. I am still working out exactly what I want my training to look like towards the end of the year. I've got the outlines of a running and lifting program that'll run alongside each other. However a large proportion of this challenge will be devoted to tracking and measuring all of the things. To give myself a basis for my training going forwards.

 

Lift 2 Days per week. Monday and Friday by default. I might swap this to Wednesday on week 0 and Week 2 because I'm racing. 

Run 4 Days Per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Metcon, One day per week will be a metcon/functional type of training Day. Friday. If I skip a session in a week (because I'm racing) it'll be this one because the races I've got this challenge will fulfill this purpose. 

 

I'm going to test my 1RM on all 4 of the major lifts (hopefully done by week 1), if I can figure out a good time to do it I'll also test my current 5k time but that might not happen. 

 

Mobility. A little every day! 

 

PT. Keep up my PT work. 4 days per week. 

 

 

BRAAAAAAINNNSSS!!!!


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Zombie gotta eat and only the best quality brains are on the menu!

 

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2300-2400 calories per day.

 

Saturday will not be tracked. This'll change to Sunday This week because Race day. 

 

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Maximum 4 Cups of Coffee Per Day. Nuff Said! 


 

Sleep Like the Dead


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Bed By 10:00pm Easy enough. Friday and Saturday have some leeway. 

 

Nuke them! It’s the only Way to be Sure!


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 There are 2 races this Challenge!

 

OCRWC: Mudstacle 7k fun lap

Nuclear Fallout! 12K

 

The goal for the races is simply to have fun with them. They are both big meetup events with a  bunch of awesome nerds and I can’t think of a better way to end the race season. I'm looking forward to hanging out with @iatetheyeti, @Rhovaniel, @Charlie_Quinn and @Jarric

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Here for the brains! (but will take ice cream too!)

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Following along though I may not have any brains to spare this challenge

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following along to click like but not really be able to keep up.

 

 

THIS IS A REAL FEEL

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2 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following along to click like but not really be able to keep up.

 

I love that gif! Happy to have you around! 

 

4 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Here for the brains! (but will take ice cream too!)

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If you eat the icecream real fast it'll nicely chill your brains... mmmmmm ice brains.....

 

2 hours ago, Maigahane said:

Following along though I may not have any brains to spare this challenge

 

Happy you are around anyway. Am I right in thinking that you are starting your new job soon? 

1 hour ago, Salinger said:

Following of course. Excited to see you crush some brains xx

Let's do it! 

 

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29 minutes ago, shaar said:

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Spoilers. They eat the paramedics brains! 

 

29 minutes ago, shaar said:

THIS IS A REAL FEEL

Believe me I do understand! 

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26 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Happy you are around anyway. Am I right in thinking that you are starting your new job soon? 

Yup, I start Wednesday and jumping straight into busy season for this company

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3 hours ago, Maigahane said:

Yup, I start Wednesday and jumping straight into busy season for this company

I'm sure you'll Ranger it like the Rangerly Badass that you are! 

 

1 hour ago, Echoceanic said:

Following for the awesomeness! 

Welcome in! 

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I don't know why, but I had a funny feeling there might be zombies for this challenge.

 

Looking forward to seeing you building your workout plan (and to seeing you at races obviously).

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Week 0, Monday! 

 

Let's get this gruesome party started. Today was Monday. It was a good Monday, as far as Monday's go! I did a lot of prep work last night as not to give myself any excuse whatsoever for not going to the gym and so when I woke up I actually went to the gym. Turns out my gym has purchased a whole bunch of new functional equipment, including battle ropes and plyo boxes. This made me happy. 

 

Gym was awesome. I lifted some really heavy stuff and amazed myself at the results! (more later). Then I went to work and did the things. It wasn't a mentally taxing day but one where i had plenty to do. 

 

Cannot complain about today, all the things were done in good order. 

 

Experimental Weapon!

Somehow I managed to pull a massive Deadlift PR! I haven't been the the gym or lifted anything really heavy in several months and my bodyweight is now the lowest it has been since I started this whole thing. I just wanted to see where I stood, update my numbers expecting that they would be lower than I had been lifting when regular lifting was a things. My previous PR was 150kg (330#) for 1 rep This morning I pulled 170kg(375#) for one rep! I was pretty stoked by that. Really not what I was expecting.

 

I also tested my bench and those numbers still suck somewhat but it's about where I was the last time I checked too, so not anything lost there. 80kg( 176#) I'm decently happy with that but I'd love to push over 90kg! 

 

Workout in full: 

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Deadlift: Bar x 10, 70kg x5, 100kg x3, 120kg x1, 150kg x1, 170kg x 1 (pr :) )  
Deadlift BBB 3x10x85kg

SDL 3x5x70kg

Bench: 10xbar, 5x40kg, 5x50kg, 3x60kg, 3x70kg, 1x75kg, 1x80kg 
Bench BBB 3x10x40kg

Bentover Row: 10xbar,5x40,3x50,3x60,1x65,1x70kg

SLSLDL: 3x5x32kg 
single leg calf raise 3x20x16kg

3x10 24" box jumps 
3x10 leg raises 
30 seconds plank.

 

Run 2 miles tread mill

6x200m repeats - I gradually increased the speed on these repeats from 12kmph to 14kmph. I was able to go significantly faster than I expected but it has been an awful long time since I've done something like this on the treadmill.

 

 

 

 

Mobility done

PT Work done

 

 

BRAAAAAAINNNSSS!!!!

 

2396 calories. Dinner was a salad with leftover roast beef. Quite delicious and low fuss. 

Coffee, stuck to 4 cups. 

 

Sleep Like the Dead

 

Bed on time. 

 

 

11 minutes ago, Jarric said:

I don't know why, but I had a funny feeling there might be zombies for this challenge.

  

Looking forward to seeing you building your workout plan (and to seeing you at races obviously).

The zombies are in my title ;) It's halloween and so a good excuse for a zombie challenge! 

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2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

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Nice PR!!

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2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Somehow I managed to pull a massive Deadlift PR! I haven't been the the gym or lifted anything really heavy in several months and my bodyweight is now the lowest it has been since I started this whole thing. I just wanted to see where I stood, update my numbers expecting that they would be lower than I had been lifting when regular lifting was a things. My previous PR was 150kg (330#) for 1 rep This morning I pulled 170kg(375#) for one rep! I was pretty stoked by that. Really not what I was expecting.

You just blew me out of the water. Deadlift PR has two be one of the most beautiful phrases in the English Language. Well done!

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That is amazing Jon!  All the running you did over the summer must have strengthened you more than you realised. :) 

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Deadlift PRs are the best! I said it before, but well done!!!

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12 hours ago, zeroh13 said:

 

I love this so much! It's good to see you around again :) 

 

12 hours ago, Big_Show said:

Nice deadlifting mate!

10 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

You just blew me out of the water. Deadlift PR has two be one of the most beautiful phrases in the English Language. Well done!

 

12 hours ago, Maigahane said:

Nice PR!!

 

Thanks! I'm not going to lie I actually impressed myself with this one. It was very grindy to lock the thing out but I didn't hitch it either. 

 

4 hours ago, Kestrel Grey said:

That is amazing Jon!  All the running you did over the summer must have strengthened you more than you realised. :) 

 

The thing is logically the volume of running I did this summer, along with not training the lift and losing about 20 lbs means that I should be using strength! I'm not going to argue with it though. 

 

33 minutes ago, Rhovaniel said:

Deadlift PRs are the best! I said it before, but well done!!!

 

Thanks :) Wasn't the deadlift you did last night also a PR? 

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2019 Races: Cliveden MTR 06/01 | Nuts Challenge 02/03 | Reading Half Marathon 17/03 | W.A.R 27/04 | RRDW 11/05 | Nuclear Oblivion 19/05 | Man vs Lakes 20/07 | Spartan Trifecta Weekend 05-06/10 | OCRWC 11-13/10

 

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17 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

I love this so much! It's good to see you around again :) 

 

 

 

Thanks! I'm not going to lie I actually impressed myself with this one. It was very grindy to lock the thing out but I didn't hitch it either. 

 

 

The thing is logically the volume of running I did this summer, along with not training the lift and losing about 20 lbs means that I should be using strength! I'm not going to argue with it though. 

 

 

Thanks :) Wasn't the deadlift you did last night also a PR?  

Technically yes, but I hadn't worked out my 1RM deadlift before, so it's more of the starting PR lol

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15 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Somehow I managed to pull a massive Deadlift PR!

Excellent work!  I hope you are able to make good use of the other new goodies at the gym :) 

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Hi Jon! I'm honest in saying I skipped those scenes at the beginning, because I really want to sleep tonight. But you have a great time with it!

Awesome news on the PR and I'm super glad that you got your weight down so far. Woot! Woot! Way to go.

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6 hours ago, Rhovaniel said:

Technically yes, but I hadn't worked out my 1RM deadlift before, so it's more of the starting PR lol

Meh, if it's the heaviest you've ever deadlifted it's your PR! Whether it's your first one or your hundredth. 

 

6 hours ago, Salinger said:

Awesome Jon!!! Bloody well done :D wooooo xx

 

Thanks Lizz!! x

 

4 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Excellent work!  I hope you are able to make good use of the other new goodies at the gym :) 

Oh I will for sure. The biggest complaint i had with my gym were the lack of those kinds of options. 

 

16 minutes ago, elizevdmerwe said:

Hi Jon! I'm honest in saying I skipped those scenes at the beginning, because I really want to sleep tonight. But you have a great time with it!

 

Not to worry we'll be past the first page soon and then we can forget that the theme ever happened ;)

 

18 minutes ago, elizevdmerwe said:

 Awesome news on the PR and I'm super glad that you got your weight down so far. Woot! Woot! Way to go.

Thanks. I'm down to 97kg how are you doing? 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Thanks. I'm down to 97kg how are you doing? 

I'm stuck on 95kg. At a stage with these hot days, craving salt, cramps in my calves and feet at night, my ankles were so swollen for a week that I struggled to put my tekkies (running shoes) on. That's all gone now, and I'm hesitant to say that yesterday I was 94.8kg for the first time in months. So we'll see.

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