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Yesterday was my restday. Today I didn't push myself, but still got quite a bit of training done in the end :):

 

Pullups behind the neck 5x5 (filmed the last set)

One handed negatives 5x1

Archer pullups 5x3

 

 

Also, I tried to get my toes in the bouldershoes. It worked long enough to get a top on the last boulder on my tiny wall that I didn't have! (this session it took 4 tries, Toes were not having fun, but I managed :) )

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Friday was a day of rest. Today I did the following:

 

Pullups one hand on the elastic band: 5x2

Lockoffs one arm, 140degrees 5 sec, 90degrees 5 sec, top hold 5 sec (5 sec rest): 5x1

Archer pullups: 5x1

 

In between I did some flexibility drills. I found out that I still have my pancake :).
 

 

Afterwards I did some routesetting on the boulderwall (I bought new holds!)

 

Really enjoy the relaxed approach to my training atm. I'm not really pushing and still seem able to get progress. When I'm at the gym I want to find something fun to do that relates to a one arm pullup and then start doing some sets. No pressure, just enjoying movement :).

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On 11/8/2020 at 1:55 AM, Qeidren said:

Whoa! Nice flexibility. Hoping to get that kind of range of motion myself.

What you see is years of work! I started out as a stiff board, but doing something every day gives results, and the progress made is not easily lost, so I like focussing on it once in a while. Just keep it up, be patient, and you will get there :)

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Sunday was a day away from the gym. I started with a nice long walk with my kids and enjoyed the lovely outdoors. After that i wasn't very active. but that was really fine by me.

 

Today I'm just not feeling it. Did some tough sets of pullups with 1 ring higher than the other (5x5 each arm) and after that some drills on the fingerboard. Im done, just feeling really tired atm (I need more sleep!).

 

 

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11 hours ago, Mirrodin said:

What you see is years of work! I started out as a stiff board, but doing something every day gives results, and the progress made is not easily lost, so I like focussing on it once in a while. Just keep it up, be patient, and you will get there :)

Every week when I go to yoga I move just a little bit further. The biggest gains have been in my legs (no surprise there given the amount of cycling I do), but I'm still seeing small gains in my range of motion for my shoulders back and sides. But I totally get you on pacing and repetition, I started out this whole journey expecting that hitting my goal weight would take at least six months, and I'm not in a rush to get anywhere with my strength and flexibility. I've found that regular practise with simple, achievable goals (i.e. 25 minutes of poses 5 days a week) has given me the most consistent gains. Quantity breeds quality. It really does.

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9 hours ago, Qeidren said:

I've found that regular practise with simple, achievable goals (i.e. 25 minutes of poses 5 days a week) has given me the most consistent gains. Quantity breeds quality. It really does.

 

It's almost like whoever commented that practice makes perfect, knew what they were talking about or something. How weird. 😛

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Yesterday and today were routesetting days. I didn't do more than the occasional pullup. Routesetting is training in itself though, since you get to climb the route multiple times when building. I enjoy routesetting since it's really creative process. 

 

 

To climb this route it requires a proper pinch. The top hold got mounted after this video (you need to match the top hold with two hands and show control to finish)

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On 11/12/2020 at 4:53 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

KBGirl tagged you in a thread I follow and I discovered you are on here. I'll be following from here on.

 

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On 11/13/2020 at 6:05 PM, Aθena said:

What Tank said :) And I happen to be a fellow Dutch Nerd too! (Though my name would suggest I am Eastern-European, by people from there I would be considered as Dutch as they come 😂 Though the temp I put on flip flops at is quite a bit higher 😇 Also, I like boterhams with cheese, and I like milk, but not together. )

 

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Thanks for the kind words :). Nice to have you following!

 

On 11/13/2020 at 6:15 PM, Elastigirl said:

Welcome  back to the forums. Enjoyed all your workout videos.

 

Hey again! Nice to be back :)

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Soooo, it is a long time after my update, but i can still keep my "update twice a week" goal if I manage to get another update in before sunday ;). It was a hard week to train. Life happend, a lot of life happend, but that's ok. I had to cut down on training though, and I am not even feeling bad about it. I think i have my priorities straight and that is what matters :).

 

Last week I build some new routes on the wall and didn't do much else except hanging on the fingerboard. Today was a fun movement day. I set the timer for 5 minutes to climb a specific boulder problem for as many times possible, and did that on 3 different boulderproblems. It was great fun! Afterwards I just climbed some routes and did some fingerboard work. Three days ago I found that I could hang on two indexfingers (Whoop!) so I filmed it today :).

 

 

 

So, not much to tell on the one handed pullup, since I didn't invest any time in it, and I'm not really looking forward to seeing how much progress I lost. I will get to it again, hopefully this week. Im not stressing about it though, not yet ;).

 

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I picked up the training for my one handed pullup. I did some lockoffs, which never felt so stable before, so I was pretty pleased about them. 

 

Saturday:

5x5 seconds lockoffs each arm

5x2 onehanded pullups with the other hand on the elastic band

3x1 negative on each arm

 

It wasn't much, but I'm glad I did something :)

 

I did not have a lot of free time today, but got some playtime in the rings. nothing structured.

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2 hours ago, Mirrodin said:

 

It wasn't much, but I'm glad I did something :)

Something is incredibly better than nothing.

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A bit late, but lets see how I did!

 

I am pretty pleased with how i did. I did more training than ever, so I really got something done and I am happy about it, although I still feel I can do way more. Overall it's a good start.I missed a couple of updates because i fucked up my fingers. I busted a tendon in my hand last Thursday (I felt it go into my hand and up my forearm and the day after it hurt all the way down to the elbow....), which made me really cranky and feeling blue about training. It still hurts, but it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I need to take it easy for a while with one handed hanging, the fingerboard and climbing.

 

Lets go by goal and see how i did:

 

Main goal: One handed pullup!

I didn't make it! But I am ok with that. It shows that I need to stick to training and I will get there eventually :).  (When my hand is better I will be training the hell out of it until I get it!) I discovered some fun progressions along the way and will be playing with the movement. I still miss about 5 cm's at the top, so it's close :).

 

 

Sub goal 1: Keep training.

I think i did ok on this one. I should have switched to movements I could do if I got injured (or at least, I should have switched sooner) I havent been training since Thursday until this day. Which I find a shame. There are so many movements I could have done with a busted hand, so next time I hope to get over my blues quicker and start moving differently. There were some periods i was inactive and I wasn't structured in my training. But almost every day I was at the gym, I got some work done. Which is a lot more than i did before this challenge!

 

Sub goal 2: Keep posting.

I still need to improve on the "Keep posting" goal. Especially on the "Why does my body break down when Im finally doing something" moods. Maybe it's because I want to post too much cool stuff, I don't really know. But it's still hard for me to post. I will keep this goal up in my next challenge until it's at least 2 times a week consistently.

 

Overall I am really happy with joining these forums. I got a challenge done! The comments and likes on posts really helped me stick to training, I didn't expect it to be such a help, so it really is nice noticing that part. Thank you guys!

 

Next challenge: 

 

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Hey man, congrats! You're so close to hitting that milestone, and that is some awesome news.

 

It can be difficult to post about your progress, especially when you don't feel like you're making progress, or where you're not quite up to the standard you want to be. Could also be you're not one of those privacy nudist, insta everything, my-life-is-an-open-blog-post folks. That's cool too, whatever you post is for you, and as long as its helping you along then that's what matters. So don't sweat it, forward motion is way more important than milestones. You get there when you get there, and you get there in small steps.

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On 10/23/2020 at 4:18 AM, Mirrodin said:

 

That thing looks sturdy! Good choice :).

 

Hanging is great and will really bulletproof your shoulders, It's the first start to getting an actual pullup, so try and have fun with it :). Do you have a program to get you to the pullup?

Thanks! I am doing the kettlebell circuits to get me to the pullup. Haven't been here for a while. So glad to see you are making great progress!

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