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thing 2 done with barbell without weights and it was surprisingly easy  - strength training seems to be paying off, yay :) 

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Level 18 Wood-Elf Assassin

 

battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

previous challenges: 25242322212019181716, 151413121110987654, 321

 

How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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Late to the party! As usual, but catching up all at once. 

 

Thing one done, unintentionally, but still a W.✔️

 

Thing two.......I will be using a ream of printer paper......at work.......and because it's just one ream I will do 1x5........DONE✔️ 

 

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Current Challenge

 Intro PostBattle Log

"Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

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Right. Thing Two is done.

 

My cunning plan had been to dig up my pair of itsy-bitsy teensy-weensy 8kg kettlebells for this, get the benefit of a nice light weighted OHP in each arm, and incidentally claim an aspiration point in my own challenge. Turns out I only have a matched set of 12kg kettlebells though... Now, of course, 12kg still isn't very big, but -- considering the aeons which have passed since last I attempted such an outlandish feat -- it was a bit bigger than I really wanted.

 

Whatever. I said [BLEEP] it, wiped the years of dust and grass and dirt off of the 'bells, took one in each hand, and gave it a go.

 

Three of these Bear things later, I've decided that's more than enough of that foolishness :blink:

 

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hröa Periano, sanar Eldaro, fëa Núnatano

(body of a Hobbit, mind of an Elf, soul of a Dúnadan)

Memories of a former Age [ 1 |  2 ]  ~  Return from Mandos [ respawn ]

Recent sojourns in Middle-earth [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 ]

[ Current: Misty Mountains ]   ~   [ Tracking spreadsheet ]   ~   [ Instagram ]   ~   [ Books ]  

The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.  ~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

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In the 3rd year of challenges, the Nerd Fitness workout was:

 

DEAD BUGS

 

Along with having a ridiculous and hilarious name, deadbugs are some of the most awesome moves out there, and you can do them anywhere! By keeping your shoulders down and back, and keeping your back from coming off the floor, you'll be engaging the erector muscles of the spine and back - a grossly underdeveloped belt that is a big contributing factor to back pain and injury in other exercise.  But wait, there's more! You'll be getting great core work along with that spinal stabilization, (2 sides of the same coin, amirite?) as well as working your hip flexors and shoulder mobility. I've included three levels for progressions, but if this is something you like, there are tons of variations out there. Happy dead bugging!

 

LEVEL 1 

(Includes 2 modifications)

 

 

 

LEVEL 2

(The slower you go, the tougher these are, and they really drive home proper positioning!)

 

LEVEL 3

Pitter patter

 

 

 

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Done! I added the Swiss ball version to the mobility and stretching I've started doing before I lift, and did ten on each side. 

 

I have now learned that I really need to stop neglecting my core muscles. 

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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

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Starting behind the cool kids with this one. 

 

First challenge done. [I am hanging out with the Scouts again]. 

 

Now to think about the next two...

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Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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5 Bear Complexes done with a sledgehammer.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Oh man, I wish I had a medicine ball!!! I guess I'll do the Swiss ball variant of these.

 

Is it too late to do workout 2? I've been traveling and just have not had a minute, but I could get it sorted today...

🎪current challenge🎪

challenge archive: 19181716 | 15 | 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

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"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." - Voltaire

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5 hours ago, starsapart said:

Oh man, I wish I had a medicine ball!!! I guess I'll do the Swiss ball variant of these.

 

Is it too late to do workout 2? I've been traveling and just have not had a minute, but I could get it sorted today...

Nope, there are no deadlines for this minichallenge!

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Anim07734; God of Death in Training

Tiefling Assassin and Artificer

 

Maxim 70: Failure is not an option. It is mandatory. The option is whether or not to let failure be the last thing you do.

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On 2/24/2020 at 4:01 PM, Tobbe said:

Great! I'll try to combine this with yoga tonight. I'll do some Dead Bugs before or after.

 

Did the Dead Bugs, but after that, I was as good as dead 😛  Had a core yoga session lined up, but decided this would have to do for the night.

 

Did 5 on each side, rested a bit and decided to do two more sets of 5 on each side. But for the last set I put on a new song on Spotify that I hadn't heard before, and got totally lost in it and forgot to count my reps. So I just did dead bugs for the full song. Good thing it was a short song at just over two minutes :D  

 

 

 

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Bear complexes done, some bodyweight variation with dumbbells and some with a broomstick to simulate barbell and one with a slightly annoyed cat. I am amused at all the different things people are lifting to get this done.

 

Dead Bugs done. Ow ow ow. I should practice clarinet in boat pose but not until my poor abs have recovered from these.

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Snickie | Level 25 Female Human

Assassin-ish | Level ??? | tall skinny female stick figure

STR med | AGI low | DEX high | CON med | WIS ??? | CHA ???

Current Challenge: Snickie Builds a Solids Foundation

Top right down arrow > Account Settings > Signature

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Thing Three done. This Thing was much less a death-causing-to-the-hobbit Thing than the last Thing ^_^ 

 

I don't have a medicine ball and just couldn't be bothered to dig out my Swiss ball, so as payment for my laziness I did 25 of the unassisted ones.

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hröa Periano, sanar Eldaro, fëa Núnatano

(body of a Hobbit, mind of an Elf, soul of a Dúnadan)

Memories of a former Age [ 1 |  2 ]  ~  Return from Mandos [ respawn ]

Recent sojourns in Middle-earth [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 ]

[ Current: Misty Mountains ]   ~   [ Tracking spreadsheet ]   ~   [ Instagram ]   ~   [ Books ]  

The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.  ~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

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2 Bear Complexes done and 3 Dead Bugs done. 

 

Keeping up with the mini, yay me. 

Where to find me: Current Challenge : Battle Log Facebook : Instagram :

"Each day, just focus on getting 1% better in whatever it is you're trying to improve. That's it. Just 1%." ArtofManliness Article.

"That which is wise and holy helps the health and wholeness of the chain of generations." D. R. Miller. 

"We do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of training." Archilochus

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In the 4th year of challenges, the Nerd Fitness task was:

 

Four Questions Asked!

 

You never know whose help you'll need to clear the next dungeon.

So grow your list of NF allies!

 

Post a question on 4 people's challenges or battle logs whose threads you haven't posted on yet during this challenge period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You haven't seen my Final Form

I Stand With Gina Carano

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Thing Four is done.

 

I did not like this Thing. This Thing was awkwardly and unpleasantly outside my comfort zone. Of course everything was fine and turned out to be a good Thing in the end, but...

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hröa Periano, sanar Eldaro, fëa Núnatano

(body of a Hobbit, mind of an Elf, soul of a Dúnadan)

Memories of a former Age [ 1 |  2 ]  ~  Return from Mandos [ respawn ]

Recent sojourns in Middle-earth [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 ]

[ Current: Misty Mountains ]   ~   [ Tracking spreadsheet ]   ~   [ Instagram ]   ~   [ Books ]  

The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.  ~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

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 In the 5th year of challenges, the Nerd Fitness workout was:

Five Warrior variations! 

   On 2/27/2020 at 9:59 PM,  Hazard said: 

Four Questions Asked!

   On 2/23/2020 at 5:03 PM,  RedStone said: 

Three DEAD BUGS!

   On 2/20/2020 at 5:51 AM,  Gainsdalf the Whey said: 

Two Bear Complexes!

   On 2/17/2020 at 8:57 PM,  Tanktimus the Encourager said: 

And an update to my challenge thread!

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Level 71 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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For the Druid offering, let’s flow through 5 Warrior variations (Warrior 1, warrior 2, proud warrior, humble warrior, warrior 3) either holding each pose for 5 slow breaths (in for a count of 3, out for a count of 3) or transitioning through each pose in a breath cycle (breathe in, Warrior 1, breathe out; breathe in, Warrior 2, breathe out; etc.) whichever type of movement your body needs today. 

 

If you can’t do a pose perfectly today, no worries - it’s about the journey, not perfection. Links to descriptions of the movements - with modifications - are in the post above. 
 

Reference pics below
 

Warrior 2

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Warrior 1

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Warrior 3

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Proud Warrior

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Humble Warrior

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Level 71 Wood Elf Druid

Druid: || 59 | 60 | 61 | 61.5 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | ||

Ranger: || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 ||

||Char/RPG||
STR: 57 || DEX: 59 || STA: 52 || CON: 47 || WIS: 59 || CHA: 59

 

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