Vidd Posted August 1, 2020 Report Share Posted August 1, 2020 Imprisoned for crimes I did not commit... It's been four months since self isolating, and during this time I have been preparing so that for when the doors to civilization reopen, I would be ready. Yet nothing could have prepared me for what came next. In my quest to make a difference in my life, and for those around me, it was to be expected that the villains of Seattle would eventually not take too kindly to my presence. I just never expected they'd find me so quickly... It all happened so fast. I was walking back from the park when everything went dark. The next thing I knew I awoke in a cold cell, on charges for a whole host of crimes I never committed. I need to get out of here - and fast. The longer I sit in this cell the colder the trail becomes. I need to find out who did this, and why. It's only been a few days, and I've mostly kept to myself and observed the other inmates. Because of the new hostile environment, my body-weight workouts have become an even greater priority. I need to be able to defend myself, and maintain my resilience. Security is tight. But I have a plan. My cell has a pipe running along the ceiling, and we're checked on by a set of guards every evening before lights out. If I can fake a disappearance, they may open my cell doors to investigate further, giving me an opportune moment to escape. Unfortunately the pipe is so close to the ceiling I can't fit my feet around it, and if I hung from it they'd easily see my legs dangling. My only option is to perform a front lever for a minimum of three seconds... if I time this correctly, that will be enough time to rouse the guards and get them to check my cell. It's time to get out of here and clear my name once and for all... it's time to master the front lever. Hey so I'm obviously not actually in jail I just needed a cool theme to start this little front lever challenge I've got going I'll admit, this move's been intimidating me some. I have a feeling this is going to be a whole nother beast compared to the muscle up. In fact in my research a lot of people were saying it took them anywhere from 3-12 months, if not more, to get this move down. So will I be able to break out of prison and clear my name by Sep 5th? It's gonna be super tough but that's part of the fun. Like my last challenge I'm going to break my challenge down into three categories so here we go: Goal #1 Lean Down: Like before, I am still aiming to lean down some. I am sitting at 171.5lbs and my goal is to lose 5lbs by the end of this challenge. Instead of a dietary change, I will be implementing a lifestyle change. My challenge will be to hit 8,000+ steps per day. As a sedentary accountant-I mean prisoner, this is going to be very difficult, and I may have to actually take my two 15 minute breaks I get each day and go for brief walks just to aid in getting these steps in. This is a good thing because prolonged sitting has a very negative effect on health and so breaking that up some is a good idea Goal #2 Get to know the other Inmates: The goal is to call a family member at least once a week to check in on them and keep in touch. I'll also aim to call my friends more often, and set aside some extra time to try to follow along on more people's challenges on NF this time around too. I'm also going to throw in one other item in this goal, and that's to do at least one productive errand/task that is out of the ordinary each day. That could be me washing my car, cleaning up around the house, just something to keep the needle moving forward. Goal #3 The Front Lever: This is the big one, and my primary focus for this challenge. In fact the stakes are so high if I don't perform it I guess I'm stuck in jail lol. This is important to me on another level. Those who've been in my shoes may look back and chuckle but, this is actually my last challenge as a twenty-something. I'll be 30 on Sep 12th and I know that's not old but I'd just feel so much better entering into that decade knowing I'm in the best shape of my life. And being able to perform a front lever would surely be some evidence to that. Last challenge, I followed the advice of Chris Heria as my basis for progression, and he didn't steer me wrong. For the front lever, I see no reason to change coaches. I will be following the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev2caBjnwRo Here is what he lists as the requirements before starting his technique guide. Once I can do all four requirements I'm to do the Front Lever hold workout which is all 4 moves performed for 3 rounds for 2-3 weeks. I'd like to be solid at this workout in two weeks, to give me three weeks for the technique guide. Perfect hanging L-sit hold for 20 seconds Tuck Front Lever Hold 15 seconds Upside Down Deadlift 10 reps - This requires toes to bar just to get into position, I can't do that yet so lots of work here Upside Down Hold 15 seconds - Top portion of the upside down deadlift 5 Quote Challenge Log: https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/118102-vidd-becomes-limitless/ My Battle Log: https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/116601-i-will-not-fail-my-city-assassins-log/ Link to comment
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