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Hi, I'm Raptron. I flip, I dip, I lift, I drift, I drink, I think! I have a powerlifting meet coming up on October 12, and my number one priority to prepare for that is to SLEEP MORE!!! I'm including lifting as a goal too just so I feel like I'm reporting back to you guys about my lifting workouts for a reason. :P 

 

1. Lift

  • Lift 3-4x per week, leading up to the meet
  • Take a proper rest in Week 5 -- and do that free pole class you have a pass for! :) 

2. Sleep

  • Obey bedtime 5 nights per week (9+ hours on the weekend will also count for this!)

3. Hunt

  • Real job search efforts with job applications submitted at least 3 days/week

4. House 

  • Bonus points for upgrading my bedroom: getting things framed, hanging framed things, hanging a plant, impacting ceiling hooks, buying a rug, etc. 
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It's Zero Week but my lifting program is GOING PLACES, despite my ridiculous amount of traveling the last few weeks.

 

Day 0.2

I started my day with STRONG INTENTIONS by setting up "Bedtime" on my iPhone to have a sleepytime of 11pm and a morning alarm of 8am (which in theory would mean NINE HOUUURS!).  

 

Squats: 4 x 265# (boom), 3 x 3 x 250#

Bench: 3 x 145# (boom), 4 x 3 x 140#

Curls: 4 x 6 x 20#

Vague ab waving around

 

I abandoned ship early to go shower and get ready for dinner, drinks, etc. with a fwb. My well-intentioned bedtime alarm was not pleased with my etc. :P

 

Tonight: do light accessories work at the work gym to make up for skipping yesterday + go out for my BEST FRRRRAND's birthday

Th: gymnastics?? deadlift?? I don't want to do heavy deads if I'm hungover, so if tonight goes the way of last night, I will move that workout to friday + SLEEP

F: deadlifts if not done on Thursday, squats & bench if deadlifts happened then I think my parents and brother will be in town so probably hanging out with them and  I said I would maybe meet up with this guy but ugh I don't really want to so maybe not 

Sat: practice + housewarming party + more family stuff + SLEEP

Sun: light workout + more family stuff + SLEEP

 

 

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1 hour ago, raptron said:

Squats: 4 x 265# (boom), 3 x 3 x 250#

Bench: 3 x 145# (boom), 4 x 3 x 140#

Curls: 4 x 6 x 20#

Vague ab waving around

Lololol vague ab waving - I'm sure that meant a more intense ab workout than anything I currently do.

 

1 hour ago, raptron said:

I abandoned ship early to go shower and get ready for dinner, drinks, etc. with a fwb.

Role. Model.

 

1 hour ago, raptron said:

F: deadlifts if not done on Thursday, squats & bench if deadlifts happened then I think my parents and brother will be in town so probably hanging out with them and  I said I would maybe meet up with this guy but ugh I don't really want to so maybe not 

Sat: practice + housewarming party + more family stuff + SLEEP

Sun: light workout + more family stuff + SLEEP

Seems like a "chill" weekend by raptron and MW standards :P

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2 hours ago, raptron said:

Squats: 4 x 265# (boom), 3 x 3 x 250#

Bench: 3 x 145# (boom), 4 x 3 x 140#

Head is in the right spot? :D

All the sleeps sounds like a perfect idea. 

 

Oh and I LOVE that picture of you!

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Yessss, PL meet, so exciting! 

Also, I like how you phrased that..."Obey bedtime". Bedtime is a cruel master who will punish you for tardiness. This we know. 

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hey so tell me more about these bedroom ceiling hooks. we have like four in our new bedroom from the previous occupant and i have no idea why one would want hooks over your bed.

 

okay, well i mean i can think of a FEW things but. ya know.

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10 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

hey so tell me more about these bedroom ceiling hooks. we have like four in our new bedroom from the previous occupant and i have no idea why one would want hooks over your bed.

 

okay, well i mean i can think of a FEW things but. ya know.

I want to hang spider plants from mine so the cat can’t eat them, haha.

 

On 9/11/2019 at 7:51 PM, WhiteGhost said:

Wait, in bed by 11pm 5 nights a week? 

 

Do I even know you? 

MEET MEET PREP RAPTRON! She is boring!

 

On 9/11/2019 at 5:56 PM, Harriet said:

Also, I like how you phrased that..."Obey bedtime". Bedtime is a cruel master who will punish you for tardiness. This we know. 

This we know.

 

On 9/11/2019 at 3:47 PM, miss_marissa said:

U such a qt in that pic. 

Thanks, daaarlin!

On 9/11/2019 at 3:41 PM, KB Girl said:

Head is in the right spot? :D

 All the sleeps sounds like a perfect idea. 

IT IS! Let's keep it up for deads. The hypeeee routine! 

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Oh and I LOVE that picture of you!

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Day 0.3

Did some bis/tris/actual abs/lunges during a super short visit to the work gym. Immediately after, I was like "HAHA I NEED A NAP!" So I took a nap for 40 minutes, changed, and was out the door. We went down to a standing room only (no chairs! intentionally!) snack and cocktail bar for a couple of drinks before we went to our ol' standby and favorite bar. SOMEHOW everyone else was just as tired as I was (score), so we wrapped up around midnight and I was asleep before 1am, which is not 11pm, but not THAT bad.

 

I'm working from home this morning for the fridge repair guy and feel pretty okay (if still in sleep debt), so I think it'll be a deadlift day after all! I BELIEVE. There will be hyping.

 

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1 hour ago, raptron said:

MEET MEET PREP RAPTRON! She is boring!

 

55 minutes ago, raptron said:

I BELIEVE. There will be hyping.

 

Boring for a given quantity of boring, anyway. :) Following. 

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20 hours ago, GoodDoug said:

Mmmmmmm... naps

There is a shirt that says SQUATS BENCH DEADS NAPS that I really want. :D

 

Day 0.4

Hahahah, the fridge saga continues. They need to fully replace it (which we thought they would have to do from the get-go) instead of repair a part. They're coming to deliver the new one this afternoon and I'll have to pop out of work early for the install guys. Lol. Fingers crossed this is the end of this. I do not ACTUALLY want to live that pizza bulk life and wind up in the next weight class. I'm already over as it is, lol.

 

HOWEVER, my lifting hype protocol went well. :D

Deadlifts: 3 x 300#, 1 x 300# just to prove to myself that we're cool (we're cool), 3 x 3 x 285#

Close-grip bench press: 4 x 10 x 115#

Kneeling db press: 4 x 8 x 30# dbs

Glute ham raises: 4 x 8

KB swings: 4 x 15 x 55#

 

I went to bed at 10:30. 

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3 hours ago, raptron said:

Deadlifts: 3 x 300#, 1 x 300#

 

Damn that's heavy! :surprise: very exciting! that's super competitive for your weight range, right?

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Ok pounds are annoying but I gotta admit it's pretty cool you're able to do things like lift 300 :D (I mean, 136kg is cool too, go you! but 300, yea, way more awesome)

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On 9/13/2019 at 1:11 PM, @mu said:

Damn that's heavy! :surprise: very exciting! that's super competitive for your weight range, right?

It's not bad! Like I mentioned before though, watching women around my weight BENCHING that much and more is part of my hype protocol. ;)

 

On 9/14/2019 at 11:30 AM, KB Girl said:

Ok pounds are annoying but I gotta admit it's pretty cool you're able to do things like lift 300 :D (I mean, 136kg is cool too, go you! but 300, yea, way more awesome)

YEAH, GIVE ME THE BIG NUMBERS. WHY WOULD I CARE ABOUT LITTLE NUMBERS?! :D Hehehe. 

 

Day 0.5

Fridge finally got delivered and we now have cold food! Amazing. :P They came way way later than the advertised window, so I wasn't able to go to the gym to lift my lighter squat & bench day. It's not really a big deal though. I went to dinner with my parents, brother, and cousin and met up with other cousins for homemade pie and tea as our dessert course. I walked home and went to bed around 11:30pm after applying to a couple of jobs.

 

Day 0.6

Saturday morning gymnastics practice and my body was like "lol woah boy, you need to start coming more than once a week" but I pushed that aside and managed to be pretty productive. I threw and landed 3 of my front handspring + front pike + front tuck passes on my feet. I worked on toe shoots on uneven bars, plus did some uprise + free hip into flyaways for the first time in a while. I also did balance beam basics and did my back handsprings on the low beam. I'll try to do them every practice and REALLY FOR REAL put them in a routine this year.

 

After practice, my adventure club (read: lifting buddies) picked me up to head to old quarries just south of the city, which are a hot outdoor climbing spot. The former quarry used to be a swimming hole but got filled in because teenagers kept dying in it. Now it's covered in graffiti and people climb, wander around, and shoot bad music videos there. I've never done any rope climbing outside before and only went bouldering once, so this was a novel experience for me. :D 

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We did about 4 climbs apiece and got rained on for a ton of it, hahah. It was still really fun. We narrowly avoided a huge hornets' nest we hadn't noticed when setting up during the first person's climb and then unfortunately someone cut their finger open on some glass, so it was time to call it quits.

 

I met up with my family again for dinner, went home, went to bed early again after doing some reading.

 

Day 0.7

I had planned to go do some light lifts to round out my week, but my timing was off. Instead, I went to Salem with my parents and brother, did a little shopping, got a nice seafood lunch of baked scallops, went to a ciderhouse, and then went back to the city where I snagged by brother and met up with a couple of my friends at a brewery followed by Korean food followed by ice cream. I went home and passsssed out early. 

 

The back end of Week Zero was CHOCK FULL OF SLEEP. 

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