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26 April 2013:

That'd be an awesome update

 

Me: So what did you do today?

CH: Oh you know, juggled grizzly cubs while benching the mother... with my LEGS!

Hmmm.... you guys might be onto something, If I start out volunteering at the oakland zoo and start out with juggling the wallabies...

 

Challenge

6up Goal 1: Went bouldering for 1 hr, started to get a little overconfident with newly realized bouldering ability. Warmed up and immediately knocked out 2 V2's said what the hay, and completed 2 V3's! Attempted another V3 with negative results and another until my fingers would no longer hold me up and couldn't complete a V1 for the cool down. Dishes are done!

9up Goal 3: More club swinging with some stretching and mobility WOD, hopefully this gets easier over time because all it seems to do is highlight that I have a couple issues... okay a lot of issues when it comes to flexibility/mobility.

Under the Sea: Completed general flexibility MWOD, splits are hard, must continue to work on hip bendy level.

 

Work went a little long today but the dreaded training is over and I still got to go climbing.  It is now sleepy time and I shall return on la mañana, suenos dulces!

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Hey, great job kickin' it out on the V2s and trying to take on the V3s. Sounds brutal. And dishes done besides! Could you lift the dishes after that? Lol...

 

Way to keep on with the challenge.  :)

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27 April 2013:

Not to much to report, nice lazy Saturday and glad to have done 5 of the mobility WOD's because I may continue this trend until tomorrow! On a seperate note I'm shifting to nights for the month of May so I picked up a few new games, Defiance anyone?

 

28 April 2013:

Back in the saddle

7up Goal 1: Went bouldering for 1.5 hr, climbing consistently and current pullups seem to be helping out immensely or... the gym changed their boulder scale to something a little more sane :).  After normal warmup completed 5 V3 problems!!! WOOT!

6up Goal 2: Test day for week 2 ; 8,8,7,7 and try for max.  With some encouragement from my better half I knocked out 13.

10up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today

6up Goal 4: Building proficiency

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Ha!  I knew you were too strong to be stuck on V1s!  It sounds like you just needed either a confidence boost or a little tweak on your form to make the leap to V3s. 

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29 April 2013

If you haven't played Arkham Asylum/City Then you MUST!

I have and it is by far the best superhero game I have ever played.  Injustice is fun but it's still just Mortal Kombat graphics and fighting dynamics. Arkham allows you glide around the city, use all of your gadgets and kick ass as long as you don't expose yourself to prolonged gunfire.  I'm looking forward to the Marvel Superheroes lego game coming up but nothing beats,"I am Batman!"

Ha!  I knew you were too strong to be stuck on V1s!  It sounds like you just needed either a confidence boost or a little tweak on your form to make the leap to V3s. 

Well thanks for the vote of confidence.  I am still getting smacked around by all manner of other climbers though whose technique and grace I admire, maybe someday but probably not :).

 

11up Goal 3: Completed 30min. flexibility routine, still trying to figure out why my hips are always so damn tight, I guess I'll have to jump headfirst into MWOD again.

7up Goal 4: Building proficiency and working on past material, pronunciation is improving greatly as is my ability to comprehend what is spoken to me.  Using correct grammar in either English or Spanish still manages to elude me.

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30 April 2013:

Pretty productive day but not in the normal NF goal kindof way.  Went for an excellent drive on the CA coast and hung out with friends all day unfortunately our transportation was making terrible sounds by the end of the night. Fixing the car going on Habitrpg Todo list.

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01 May 2013:

8up Goal 1: Went swimming for 35 min. during watch great fun and swimming (water feel) is getting better, need to conduct another time for a 500yds or extend to 1000yds at a slower pace.

7up Goal 2: Into week 3 workout 9,7,6,7,9. Feeling pretty good and starting to wonder if I am favoring one side more than the other. Also need to shift pullup bar so I can use it on nights, current position would have me scraping against the bedroom door while better half is sleeping.

12up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today

8up Goal 4: Building proficiency

 

02 May 2013:

10up Goal 1: Played in a raquetball tournament and handily won the match :) 2-0 and looking forward to the next match. Also went swimming for 30 min. before watch

13up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today

9up Goal 4: Building proficiency

 

03 May 2013:

Another productive not so productive day.  Worked on installing a roll bar all day and ended up with some bloody knuckes and slightly wounded pride, I will be going back in for round two tomorrow.

10up Goal 4: Back into brain training!

 

04 May 2013:

Finished the install!...After another 5 hours of wrenching, and drilling, huffing, and puffing.  Hand were pretty sore from tring to get metal to bend the way I wanted it to :) Need to work more on my strongman techniques.

8up Goal 2: Tested myself at the end of the 3rd week and knocked out 18 pullups.  Working on slowing them down for true dead-hangs and should be able to get better technique over the next three weeks.  Think I'll take an after video for posting, should've taken a before too but it's a little to late for that.

14up Goal 3: Did yoga and club swinging. Hips super tight after being in odd positions working on the car.

10up Goal 4: Mas estudio

 

05 May 2013:

Adjusting to nights not so much fun, hard to be productive and workout before 12hr shifts.

15up Goal 3: Swinging clubs!

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06 May 2013:

11up Goal 1: Went swimming for 35 min. during watch great fun and swimming (water feel) is getting better, need to conduct another time for a 500yds or extend to 1000yds at a slower pace.

9up Goal 2: Into week 4 workout 6,7,8,9,11. Complete dead hang for ~1 sec. for first four sets, couldn't pull it off for the last set and had to do them all concurrently. 

16up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today and used foam roller too.

 

 

07 May 2013:

12up Goal 1: Went bouldering for the first time since switching to nights.  Went before the afternoon rush and had a good time trying out a lot of the V1's and V2's I hadn't quite made it to.

17up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today went from the 3 lbs. to 1 lbs. clubs because a muscle running from the scapula to my neck was beginning to tweak out.

11up Goal 4: Building proficiency

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Your workouts look fun and awesome!

Thanks :).  I really want to get involved in parkour, whether its a gym, a group of people or a place to practice.  I live in Oakland so I feel like it would be a little over the top in my current locale.

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08 May 2013:


10up Goal 2: Deep into week 4: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.  Struggled with the last set and wasn't able to keep them all as strict dead-hangs but overall pretty happy.


18up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today and used the foam roller, need to get back on yoga.  Actually ran to the rock gym instead of biked and calves are killing me with DOMS now.  Need to stretch it out as I want to do it again for the next climbing session.


12up Goal 4: Just started the last section of LVL 1 spanish.  Basically I can do basic greetings, talk about school or work and am moving onto shopping.  My wife wants to start sending me out with shopping list instructions in spanish.... I better brush up quick!

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09 May 2013:

14up Goal 1: Went bouldering again worked on V2's and V3's without pushing to hard, the back is starting to feel pretty tight and stiffening around the neck a lil' bit. Also swimming for 30 min. during watch, tried to do the Combat Swimmer stroke for 500yds.  Accomplished but took 14 min. I felt like a flouder trying to be a flying fish... :)

19up Goal 3: Played with clubs today and rolled the legs, need to work in some neck exercises and flexibility to even things out.

13up Goal 4: Yo quiro juegetes!

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10 May 2013:


15up Goal 1: Went swimming for 30 min. during watch did a lot of pulls with buoy and think I am faster doing this than kicking freestyle.  Def. need to work on mechanics and technique.  Worked on some freestyle sidekick drills too.  Good for streamlining but need to practice for in water comfort.


20up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today rolled as well but still need to work on relaxing the neck.


14up Goal 4: Still going strong.

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11 May 2013:


11up Goal 2: Last workout for week 4: 12, 10, 8, 7, 10.  Last set supposed to be for max but was pretty spend by the end.


20up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. and full 30 min. yoga session.  Rolling has been good but feels like it only relieves symptoms for a lil' bit and not the source of hip/IT band tightness


15up Goal 4: Yo quiero un escalera :)


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So after having dropped off the face of Nerd Fitness I have returned.  After a busy week at work and the following week spent on the East Coast to hang out with family I have returned.

 

 

23 May 2013:

12up Goal 2: First workout for week six: 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 6.  Last set was supposed to be to 12 but after watching some MWOD concerning proper grip I shifted my hand position and suffered a loss of grip strength as a result (much improved shoulder stability however so totally worth it in my mind). 

21up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~5 min. and full 30 min. yoga session.  It's good to be home and limbering up :)

16up Goal 4: After almost 2 weeks out, jumping back in wasn't as terrible as I thought.

 

I think I may switch completely to Habitrpg instead of tracking goals and progress on NF.  As awesome as you guys are I can't keep up with everyone's progress and feel bad when the only thing I post is my own personal goals and achievements.

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24 May 2013:


16up Goal 1: Went swimming for 30 min. during watch did a lot of pulls with buoy and working on form, need to set a goal for continuous distance so I can check to see if my form is improving or if I'm going faster.


22up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~10 min. today rolled as well 


17up Goal 4: Still going strong.

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25 May 2013:


13up Goal 2: Stretched and loosed up before attempting 20 pullups.  Knocked them out and later did 2 sets of 6.  More work will have to be done to do all pullups with the "new" grip.


23up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~05 min. today rolled as well 


18up Goal 4: Still going strong.

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26 May 2013:

24up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~05 min. today rolled as well 

19up Goal 4: Still going strong.

 

 

27 May 2013:

25up Goal 3: Played with clubs for ~05 min. today rolled as well 

20up Goal 4: Learning about materials!

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Challenge 3 Results:


So there was about 1.5 of the week spent on the other side of the country without my usual facilities or equipment to max out my goals but still think I did fairly well.  As for the grading I feel that I'm got to change the scale slightly so I actually get some credit for the hard work that I put in.


 


Goal 1:


Uncertain schedule made it hard to swim, climb or workout in front of the kinect for an extended period


Strengthen the body  4.5 times a week: (+.5 Str, +.5 Sta, +.25 Dex)


Rock Gym (Air) / NTC workout or TRX workout (Land) / Swimming (Sea)


A) 27 workouts / B ) 25 workouts / C) 23 workouts / D) 21 workouts


 


 


Goal Two:


Stuck pretty well to the 6-week regimen.  After watching some MWOD on current pullup grip I feel like I should start back at ground zero.  I discovered the tutorial after hitting 20 though so I'll still chalk it up as a victory.  


Increase pull-ups to 20 dead-hang, currently baseline is 12 w/o training: (+2 Str)


A) 20  / B ) 19  / C) 18  / D) 17 


 


Goal Three:


Even with the absence during the quest I still knocked this one out and I believe it's been helping out my overall mobility quite a bit.  Definitely have to keep this one up and perhaps expand the yoga practice.


Increase flexibility and range of motion 4 times a week increasing level of yoga poses and complexity/time using clubs: (+2 Dex, +2 Con)


Yoga / Indian clubs / stretching (20 min.) / foam roller


A) 24  / B ) 23  / C) 22  / D) 21


 


Goal Four:


Still knocked this one out considering my lack of a language laptop. 


Work on spanish and study for GRE  (+2 Wis, +2 Cha)


Spanish / GRE


A) 24 mind meld / B ) 23 brain food / C) 22 mind pleaser / D) 21 noggin' teaser

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