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16 minutes ago, JustCallMeAmber said:

(Yeah, I don't know. This came up when I searched for trifecta. But now I'm also curious if my iron would cook bacon..)

 

It probably will.

 

I'm curious what it will do to your slacks and shirts after you have used it to cook bacon. :P

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18 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

 

It probably will.

 

I'm curious what it will do to your slacks and shirts after you have used it to cook bacon. :P


It will infuse them with a subtle bacon scent that will have paleo colleagues sidling up to you at work and murmuring "What is that you're wearing?"

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7 minutes ago, Harriet said:


It will infuse them with a subtle bacon scent that will have paleo colleagues sidling up to you at work and murmuring "What is that you're wearing?"

 

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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1 hour ago, Harriet said:


Are you making a come-hither face at me, you bacon-y morsel, you? 

 

Where is the "disgusted and horrified" reaction emoji!?!

 

:P

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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11 hours ago, Deckard Gainz said:

One of the events I went to last weekend was a wedding/housewarming party and I discovered this friend of mine had a Doom Shelf, so I felt compelled to share. Keep on crushing them lifts friend.

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This is amazing.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 4 - Mon Wed

 

Beating the hell out of demons:

 

Floor Press: singles up to 120kg (RPE 8) and 125kg (RPE 9) - my 1RM is 130kg so I'm pretty sure that PR will fall by the end of the cycle. Also 5's at 100kg.

Pendlay Row + 10kg chains (for shits and giggles): 5 triples at 90kg + chains.

Push Press: 3 x 5 at 60kg - nice and conservative, but no shoulder pain so that's nice.

Pullups, pushdowns and cable curls.

 

I've started tracking my steps again via fitbit. Got over 10K on Monday and went for a litle walk yesterday morning and was at 9K by 9am - think I finished the day with 13K. Today is a little slow but still have some time for stepping.

 

 

Out thinking the Spidermind:

 

Just have a long wait now for results. Found out today that results come out on July 4th.

 

 

Scorecard:

 

Punch the cyberdemon in the nuggets: 4/5 +5 STR for PRs.

Look as good as the pig demon: 0/5 (I gained a bit of weight during my exam period)

Talk to the Imps: 0/5 (Nope)

Outhink the spidermind:

 - Battleplans (study notes): 1/1 (Done.)

 - Moar battleplans (organise schedule): 1/1

 - Study demon biology: 1/1

 - Outcharm the zombies: 1/1 (Just added this one. Had to give a presentation for a mandatory communications subject - I hate public speaking - but it went pretty darned well, +1 CHA)

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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11 hours ago, Deckard Gainz said:

One of the events I went to last weekend was a wedding/housewarming party and I discovered this friend of mine had a Doom Shelf, so I felt compelled to share. Keep on crushing them lifts friend.

IMG_20190615_202512.jpg

 

6 minutes ago, Blocky said:

 

This is amazing.

 

The Atomic Arcade Pinball is amazing! Does it work?

Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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9 minutes ago, Blocky said:

I've started tracking my steps again via fitbit. Got over 10K on Monday and went for a litle walk yesterday morning and was at 9K by 9am - think I finished the day with 13K. Today is a little slow but still have some time for stepping.

 

 You should join us on the path to Mordor!

Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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9 hours ago, Blocky said:

Floor Press: singles up to 120kg (RPE 8) and 125kg (RPE 9) - my 1RM is 130kg so I'm pretty sure that PR will fall by the end of the cycle. Also 5's at 100kg.

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On 6/19/2019 at 2:32 PM, scalyfreak said:

 

 You should join us on the path to Mordor!

 

I will look into it. I WAS just using the fitbit to see what my daily movement looked like, but it quickly became 'get 10K steps or else'. Naturally competitive I guess. Last night saw me doing laps of the backyard in the TV ad breaks...

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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On 6/20/2019 at 12:37 AM, JessFit said:

Your lifts seem to be going really well, YAY!

 

Eh... it's the usual shit of some stuff going well and the rest being incredibly irritating...

Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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3 minutes ago, Blocky said:

 

I will look into it. I WAS just using the fitbit to see what my daily movement looked like, but it quickly became 'get 10K steps or else'. Naturally competitive I guess. Last night saw me doing laps of the backyard in the TV ad breaks...

 

As  I am typing this, a certain Husband of mine is walking laps around the living room and kitchen to make sure he gets to 10,000 steps for the day...  :P

Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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5 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

 

As  I am typing this, a certain Husband of mine is walking laps around the living room and kitchen to make sure he gets to 10,000 steps for the day...  :P

 

I just finished pacing around during lifting breaks. Great day of lifting AND close to 5K steps...

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 4 - Fri

 

Beating the hell out of demons:

 

Block Pulls: singles to 180kg. 4 x 5's at 140kg. Felt good.

SSB Box squats: 6 x 5's at 100kg. Also felt good.

Leg Press: 6's up to 200kg.

Back extensions x many.

 

Steps:

 

Thur: nearly 11K

Fri: as of 3 pm I'm at 9K

 

 

Out thinking the Spidermind:

 

Just have a long wait now for results. Found out today that results come out on July 4th.

 

Other stuffs:

 

Been doing a shitload of gardening and general maintenance work... all the shit I didn't do during the last semester.

 

Scorecard:

 

Punch the cyberdemon in the nuggets: 4/5 +5 STR for PRs.

Look as good as the pig demon: 0/5 (I gained a bit of weight during my exam period)

Talk to the Imps: 0/5 (Nope)

Outhink the spidermind:

 - Battleplans (study notes): 1/1 (Done.)

 - Moar battleplans (organise schedule): 1/1

 - Study demon biology: 1/1

 - Outcharm the zombies: 1/1 (Just added this one. Had to give a presentation for a mandatory communications subject - I hate public speaking - but it went pretty darned well, +1 CHA)

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 4 - Sat

 

Beating the hell out of demons:

 

Reverse band Bench (+20kg at lockout): singles up to 110kg (RPE 8), 115kg (RPE 9), a triple at 105kg (PR... I only did this set for the PR), 4 x 5's at 90kg. This is first full ROM heavy benching I've done in months - so felt a little weak... BUT no shoulder pain.

Seated Rows, Incline DB bench, upright rows, hammer curls and rope pushdowns.

 

Steps:

 

Fri: 13K

Today: as of 1pm I'm at 8K

 

 

Out thinking the Spidermind:

 

Just have a long wait now for results. Found out today that results come out on July 4th.

 

Other stuffs:

 

Russian lesson today.

 

Scorecard:

 

Punch the cyberdemon in the nuggets: 4/5 +5 STR for PRs.

Look as good as the pig demon: 0/5 (I gained a bit of weight during my exam period)

Talk to the Imps: 0/5 (Nope)

Outhink the spidermind:

 - Battleplans (study notes): 1/1 (Done.)

 - Moar battleplans (organise schedule): 1/1

 - Study demon biology: 1/1

 - Outcharm the zombies: 1/1 (Just added this one. Had to give a presentation for a mandatory communications subject - I hate public speaking - but it went pretty darned well, +1 CHA)

Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Challenge Wrap-up

 

These were the goals:

 

Be strong enough to punch a Cyberdemon in the beanbag: I want to start pushing the intensity a little bit more than I have been. I'm getting a bit complacent with the lower intensity/higher volumes. So I want to make a concious effort to do something harder) at least once per week (and it's ok if it's on a safe assistance exercise if that's what it takes). +1 STR / week. +1 STR for any PR/rep PR.

 

Look as good good as the Pinkies: The pink pig demons are pretty fucking ugly, but there ARE built like brick shithouses. Again, I'm getting complacent with my weight. It's not getting out of hand, but I'm just not actively thinking about it as much as I should be. So... I want to make some better decisions (remembering to weigh in, better food choices, planning meals in advance). +1 CON/+1 WIS for every 2 better decisions, +1 CON for every kg lost.

 

Decipher the Imp's gibberish:  I'm also gettinga bit slack with my languaging... using university work to pretend that I don't need to do it. So, I shall try to do 1 extra hour per week (not cramming on the day I do my lessons). +1 INT for every 60mins outside of lesson days.

 

Be brainier than the giant Spiderbrain: Ugh... Lot's of things to unpack here. I need to:

Get all my study notes in order (exams in 3 weeks): +1 INT,

Organise a study schedule (ie: actually read the stupid notes): +1 WIS,

Get my book ready for an open book biology exam: +1 INT.

 

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I managed:

 

5 good weeks of training with at least 5 good efforts. + 5 STR

Also set 6 PR's. + 6 STR (mostly on rows for some reason).

 

No progress in the weightloss. 0 points.

 

No progress in the speak Russina department. 0 points.

 

Being brainy: + 2 INt, + 1 WIS and + 1 CHA.

 

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Pretty good on the shit that mattered (ie: gym and study). Will need to keep working on the rest.

 

I've decided I'm going to take a break from the NF forums for a while. I'm not getting a whole lot out of it and updating my challenges is starting to feel like a chore. Plus, I'll be starting the next semester of study in a few weeks and I assume it will be harder than the last one and need more focus.

 

 

 

 

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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5 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

I managed:

 

5 good weeks of training with at least 5 good efforts. + 5 STR

Also set 6 PR's. + 6 STR (mostly on rows for some reason).

 

Being brainy: + 2 INt, + 1 WIS and + 1 CHA.

 


Nice! 

 

5 hours ago, Blocky said:

I've decided I'm going to take a break from the NF forums for a while. I'm not getting a whole lot out of it and updating my challenges is starting to feel like a chore. Plus, I'll be starting the next semester of study in a few weeks and I assume it will be harder than the last one and need more focus.


Take care. And good luck with your results and next semester! 

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6 hours ago, Blocky said:

I've decided I'm going to take a break from the NF forums for a while. I'm not getting a whole lot out of it and updating my challenges is starting to feel like a chore. Plus, I'll be starting the next semester of study in a few weeks and I assume it will be harder than the last one and need more focus.

 

 

Define "a while"...?

 

You don't have to, just do what you need and what works for you. Good luck! :) 

Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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On 6/23/2019 at 12:51 AM, scalyfreak said:

Define "a while"...? 

 

I shall wander the interwebs until the universe guides me back here...

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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8 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

I shall wander the interwebs until the universe guides me back here...

 

May your wanderings be safe, your heart light, and your purse heavy. 

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Book Riot Challenge 2021

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scaly Freak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29

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