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When you say taking into account calories burned, does that mean 1700 + whatever you're burning is your target (so if you're burning 600, your eating ~2300)? I'm constantly tweaking my numbers and am always interested I what's working for others.

 

 

Yup, pretty much. I add all my calories up at the end of the week and average. I think this last week it was just over 1900. Subtract what I burned on average and I've got my 1700 target.

 

YOW ok, now that makes sense; thought you were only eating 1700, which is wayyy below maintenance. Have you found that you need more as you up the difficulty?

 

Let's say yes, but with the stipulation that it needs to be an hour or more for yoga/climbing/dance/whatever.

 

 

Thanks!

 

If you're looking for ways to fill up an hour+ doing yoga, multiples of poses/transitions can really rack up the minutes. Try Up-Down Dogging 20 times in a row and tell me if you don't feel it in the morning. Choose a few poses that focus on a specific area and just cycle through them. =)

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If you're looking for ways to fill up an hour+ doing yoga, multiples of poses/transitions can really rack up the minutes. Try Up-Down Dogging 20 times in a row and tell me if you don't feel it in the morning. Choose a few poses that focus on a specific area and just cycle through them. =)

 

My personal favorite is shavasana --> ananda balasana -->balasana --> repeat...

 

Try doing that 20 times in a row without falling asleep!

drsloomis: level 5 human assassin

STR: 15 | DEX: 17 | CON: 12 | STA: 12 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 8

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YOW ok, now that makes sense; thought you were only eating 1700, which is wayyy below maintenance. Have you found that you need more as you up the difficulty?

 

Yes, actually, but not by a huge margin.  At the beginning of the challenge 1700 on average was leading to a weight gain.  After I added two additional workout days, 1700 resulted in maintenance at a lesser weight.  I'm looking forward to more data to analyze.

 

Big props to Waldo for getting me tracking!

Wolverine

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THURSDAY'S BW ROUTINE

  • Warmup
     
  • Top Position Hold on Rings: (3) 5 sec. holds x 5 sets with 60 sec. rest
    RPT = 6, RPE = 9
     
  • Dip on Rings: 8 / 6 / 5 / 5 / 5 with 60 sec. rest
    RPT = 5, RPE = 10
     
  • Push-up on Rings: 8 reps x 5 sets with 60 sec. rest
    RPT = 7, RPE = 9
     
  • Plank Hold on Rings: 3 sec. normal + 3 sec. palms rotated forward + 3 sec. normal x 5 sets with 60 sec. rest
    RPT = 7, RPE = 8
     
  • In/Out Mountain Climber on Rings: 8LR reps x 5 sets with 60 sec. rest
    RPT = 6, RPE = 9
     
  • Cooldown

​Holy moly.  The rings bring you right back to reality when you're feeling unstoppable. ;)

 

No work routine for me today.  One of the "benefits" of working for a small company is the occasional "I know this isn't your job but we're assigning it to you anyway" projects. So tonight, from 6 PM to around 6 AM tomorrow morning, I'll be photographing (my job) and participating in (not my job) some light construction work.  I think 12 hours of overnight physical work gives me a "bye" for today and tomorrow.

Wolverine

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THE WEAPON X PROJECT: WEEK 5 OF 6

 

A short recap.  Do not want to dwell on this week.  Long story short... pulling an all nighter for work (construction job from 6PM to 5AM) threw me off my game.  Or rather... I allowed it to throw me off my game. Screwed my sleep, eating, and training.  Tomorrow I start fresh.

 

Goal 1: Get strong - Complete my BW routine 3x per week, my work routine 5x per week, and cardio 1x per week

 

All good.  Gave myself a "bye" for Friday's work routine due to the construction job.

 

Goal 2: Get lean - Track all food at MyFitnessPal.com and stay under 1800 calories per day on average

 

Tracked everything, but came in way over calories consumed.  We'll see what the scale says on Tuesday morning.  I'm nervous.

 

Goal 3: Get healthy - Eat Primal with three or less "exceptions"

 

Not so good.  Frist half of the week was excellent, Thursday and on was horrendous.  Long story short, stop eating crap and don't drink as much.

 

Goal 4: Establish good habits - Floss 1x per day, drink 64 fl. oz. of water per day, and shave at least 1x per week.

 

Missed one day of water, but other than that this one went well.  Something was bound to go right this week.

Wolverine

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I don't think you "allowed" yourself to be thrown off by night shift so much. It is legitimately very hard to adjust to night shift. I got moved to nights just recently for two weeks and I never did make the full transition. So try not to be too hard on yourself there. It's a miserable situation and you did the very best you could.

"Oh, fear not in a world like this, And thou shalt know erelong, Know how sublime a thing it is, To suffer and be strong."  - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -

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Theoretically you could have "sucked it up" and forced your way through the upheaval in your schedule to stick to your plan, but I'm with Church on this.  It takes a lot more to roll with those kind of changes that most people realize.  Messing with sleep rhythms has an immediate effect.

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You're doing the right thing in not dwelling on it. Evaluate it, adjust accordingly, and move on. Although in looking at your recap, I would hardly call it the dismal failure you seem to think...the amount of awesome you were still able to bring under a pretty stressful change of circumstances is impressive!

drsloomis: level 5 human assassin

STR: 15 | DEX: 17 | CON: 12 | STA: 12 | WIS: 14 | CHA: 8

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Thanks for the encouragement guys!  It really was just my eating that went to hell, but that seems to be all I can focus on right now.  I'll make a better effort to look at the successes from last week rather than the failures!

 

Onward and upward!

 

MONDAY'S BW ROUTINE

  • Warmup
     
  • Rings Top Position Hold (RTO): 3 sec. x 3 reps x 5 sets
    RPT = 6, RPE = 9
    *Significantly more difficult with the rings turned out.  Chest felt like it was being pulled apart... in a good way... ;)
     
  • Rings Assisted Dip (RTO @ Top Position): 5 reps x 5 sets
    RPT = 7, RPE = 8
    *Started off with full dips, but realized right away that my form was far from correct.  Went with assisted dips (toes on ground a bit) to really concentrate on form.
     
  • Rings Push-up (RTO @ Top Position): 7 reps x 5 sets
    RPT = 7, RPE = 8
     
  • Rings Plank Hold (RTO): 5 sec. x 3 reps x 5 sets
    RPT = 7, RPE = 8
     
  • Rings Mountain Climber: 10LR reps x 5 sets
    RPT = 7, RPE = 8
     
  • Cooldown

​I don't want to harp on it too much, but RTO really adds an entirely new twist to exercises where I thought I had a lot more strength.  Seriously changed things up.  It's amazing what a small tweak can do to an exercise!

Wolverine

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Last night I was in bed watching this video (skip to 1:39 or so) on my iPad.  My wife peeked over my shoulder to see what I was watching, rolled her eyes, and then said "Don't you ever just watch porn like a normal guy?"  :D  I think I'm gonna keep her.

 

No workout for me this morning.  I am sick as a dog.  I'm forcing myself to get some exercises in at work (for the Assassin's mini-challenge and because I've been neglecting my legs), but it's pretty lackluster.

Wolverine

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Lmao, your wife WINS.  XD  

 

I love how optimistic you are in getting back onto your goal when you got thrown off.  Once more, you are a role model. Good luck on these last few days of the challenge, Wolve!

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Wow, bro....

 

Lots has happened since I didn't post for a while. It sounds like your still ripping Sabertooth to shreds, though! :)

 

Messing with sleep is, like everyone else said, crucial and you will feel immediate effects. SO it's good you're not beating yourself up about it. Keep that up, sir.

 

Your wife sounds like a wicked awesome woman, Wolv, and thats always a good thing to have! Keep at it bud, and know The Wolf always has your back.

 

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Thanks, guys!

 

WEDNESDAY'S WORK ROUTINE

  • Chin-ups: 8 reps x 10 sets

Last night was my last overnight construction job, so no workout this morning.  Been sick since Monday but the worst seems to have passed.  Back at it again tomorrow morning.  My PBs have been calling to me...

Wolverine

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Yeah, I underestimated its impact on me... again.  One overnight (and a baby at home) and my schedule is screwed for several days afterward.  Sooo very glad that was my last one.

 

THURSDAY'S WORK ROUTINE

  • Four-finger Pull-up: 6 reps x 5 sets
     
  • Single-leg Glute Bridge: 15LR reps x 5 sets

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I've got a lot to catch up on!

 

FRIDAY'S WORK ROUTINE

  • Four-finger pull-up: 3 reps x 10 sets

SATURDAY'S BW ROUTINE

  • Warmup
     
  • Ring Pull-up with False Grip: 4 / 3 / 3 / 4 / 3
     
  • Ring Inverted Tuck Row Chin-up (Ice Cream Maker): 4 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 2
     
  • Skin the Cat: 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 5
     
  • Cooldown

MONDAY'S CARDIO ROUTINE

  • Insanity: "Core Cardio and Balance", 37 min.

TUESDAY'S BW ROUTINE

  • Warmup
     
  • PB Plank Push-up: 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 10
     
  • PB Plank Jump-through to Dip: 8 / 8 / 7 / 7 / 7
     
  • PB Battle Ram Push-up from Knees: 12 / 12 / 12 / 12 / 12
     
  • PB Plank to Tuck to L-sit Hold: 5 sec. x 3 reps x 5 sets
     
  • PB Mountain Climber: 10 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 10
     
  • Cooldown

Wolverine

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A bit of mixed bag, this last challenge.

 

Goal 1: BW Routine x 3, Work Routine x 5, Cardio Routine x 1 = A-

BW and Work were spot on (if a little all over the place), cardio was neglected as usual.

 

Goal 2: Track Food and stay under 1800 calories = C

Tracked all my food, learned a lot once I started comparing my measurements to calories consumed/burned, but couldn't stay under 1800 to save my life.  I did well during the week but epic fails were had on the weekends.

 

Goal 3: Whole foods, limited alcohol, limited sweets = B

Same as above... awesome during the week and epic fails over the weekend.

 

Goal 4: Flossing, shaving, water = A+

I think I didn't get my water once, other than that 100%.  I liked this one.  Let's hope I can keep up the good habits!

Wolverine

Level X Mutant

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