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So! It's that time again, already.

 

I was going to name this challenge "Mir gets jacked and swole" but Bigm came up with this in chat and I thought it sounded more awesomer.

 

Goals!

 

1. Eat to perform (I think) - doing some research on this now and this weekend. No more cutting. I realized that it will be easier for me to cut and actually have some success if I build MOAR muscles. So, that's the plan. Grading scheme and stats to come. (+2 CHA for dem gunz and dat ass)

 

2. Pick that shit up, dammit - I want a 200# deadlift. I've been wanting it for over a year, and I think I'm getting close. At SSS, I *almost* had 185, and yesterday I did 145 for 10. According to ExRx, my current 1RM is 193. If I'm eating right, I think this should be doable. (+4 STR)

  • 200+ = A
  • 195+ = B
  • 190+ = C
  • 185+ = D
  • less than 185 = F

(side note: does this sound reasonable?)

 

Get that goddamned pullup - yep. Bringing this one back. I'm so close. And I'm doing a LOT more pulling work (and just ordered a pullup bar to grease the groove at home) so I really think this is possible.  I just remembered that I have some resistance bands at home, and I was able to do 3 pullups (2 with black band, 1 with blue band, not consecutive, on I-bar which OW! hurt my hands). So let's shoot for the stars, shall we?

  • 2+ consecutive pullups = A
  • 2 non-consecutive (but within a short span) = B
  • 1 pullup = C
  • nose to bar = D
  • no progress = F

 

 

3. Booze goal. Same as last challenge. None during the week. BUT! This time. I'm making it a goal I'm almost certain to fail - because I'm adding the caveat that I do not drink more than my husband. I believe this will be graded subjectively. (+5 CON)

 

 

4. Gah life goal. Gah why do I suck at life. I have so many things I need to work on, I can't decide. I have options of showering every morning before work, spending time with Mr. MirGSS, remembering to take meds every day, cleaning house, doing yardwork...ugh. I will decide later. Need MOAR coffee.

 

UPDATED 4. GO TO WORK EVERY DAY. Every day. I mean, every day that I'm scheduled to. Yup. This one is going to suck and probably be a large fail. Graded on percentage of days I make it to work. (+4 WIS)

 

EDIT! Changed up life goal because this is what I said I was going to do for this challenge like a week ago and I kind of forgot until just now. Also made pullup and DL one goal because I wanted to add in something else which I forget what that is right now. I may make it either water or running.

 

EDIT #2! I remembered I wanted a booze goal redux. Sigh. Why do I do these things that make me cry.

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STR:21.25 STA:15 DEX: 10.95 CON: 14 WIS:15.5 CHA:17

SWOLE BUCKS: 1

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I <3 you MIr. 

 

I love your goals.  Be nice to Mr. Mir!  (don't break him, either!)

 

I'll be ETP too.  So we're in it together! 

 

And that pullup?  Yup. You'll get it this challenge fo sho.

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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2. Pick that shit up, dammit - I want a 200# deadlift. I've been wanting it for over a year, and I think I'm getting close. At SSS, I *almost* had 185, and yesterday I did 145 for 10. According to ExRx, my current 1RM is 193. If I'm eating right, I think this should be doable.

 

What is this site?  Never seen or heard of.... damn.  another time waster at work.... It better say I'm awesome.

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I AM going the distance

 

'Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody's ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I'm still standin', I'm gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren't just another bum from the neighborhood.

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Just remember, the squat will drive the deadlift.

 

Also, don't know if you saw this one but it was timed pretty well considering your recent experience with the PL guy. 

 

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2013/05/29/west-of-westside/

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I've been following the eat to perform program for about about 2 months ... and I'm really starting to feel the results! (DL and BS pr by 15lbs, Murph time -6 minutes... I could go on and on. These are just this week!)

Absolutely you'll get that 200 DL :) 

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stalkity stalk stalk stalk.

 

also, what's this not going to work thing? i don't understand.

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stalkity stalk stalk stalk.

 

also, what's this not going to work thing? i don't understand.

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I have a hard time making it to work every day. I tend to call off once every two weeks or so. Which is ridiculous. So I have worked here for almost 5 months and have not even 1 day's worth of sick time right now. I don't know why I suck at going to work. I just do. Sigh.

Level ? Half-Dwarf/Half-Amazon Warrior

STR:21.25 STA:15 DEX: 10.95 CON: 14 WIS:15.5 CHA:17

SWOLE BUCKS: 1

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Just remember, the squat will drive the deadlift.

 

Also, don't know if you saw this one but it was timed pretty well considering your recent experience with the PL guy. 

 

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2013/05/29/west-of-westside/

^This.  Squat your ass off (or on?) and you'll get the DL.  Totally reachable.

 

That article is awesome, read it yesterday, Dan Green is my new PL hero.

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<3 stalking.

 

I have a hard time making it to work every day. I tend to call off once every two weeks or so. Which is ridiculous. So I have worked here for almost 5 months and have not even 1 day's worth of sick time right now. I don't know why I suck at going to work. I just do. Sigh.

 

I used to do this too, eventually I stopped due to not feeling like having Wifey yell at me.  She wants my sick time (I can transfer a bunch of it to her) for maternity leave eventually and doesn't want me wasting it staying home and playing video games.

Massrandir, Barkûn, Swolórin, The Whey Pilgrim
500 / 330 / 625
Challenges: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 34 35 36 39 41 42 45 46 47 48 49 Current Challenge
"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. " ~ Socrates
"Friends don't let friends squat high." ~ Chad Wesley Smith
"It's a dangerous business, Brodo, squatting to the floor. You step into the rack, and if you don't keep your form, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ Gainsdalf

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Hmmm, you guys are tempting me. So let's say I had that 185 (still waiting for video Bigs!! sorry I am impatient) - is it reasonable, if I'm eating to perform, to add 30 lbs to DL in 6 weeks? Hmmm. Hmmmmmmm.

Level ? Half-Dwarf/Half-Amazon Warrior

STR:21.25 STA:15 DEX: 10.95 CON: 14 WIS:15.5 CHA:17

SWOLE BUCKS: 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Hmmm, you guys are tempting me. So let's say I had that 185 (still waiting for video Bigs!! sorry I am impatient) - is it reasonable, if I'm eating to perform, to add 30 lbs to DL in 6 weeks? Hmmm. Hmmmmmmm.

 

 

Ugh I guess I could upload it from my work laptop, but then it won't be all nice and processed. 

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Hmmm, you guys are tempting me. So let's say I had that 185 (still waiting for video Bigs!! sorry I am impatient) - is it reasonable, if I'm eating to perform, to add 30 lbs to DL in 6 weeks? Hmmm. Hmmmmmmm.

 

Maybe? I added about 25lbs to my deadlift in six weeks near the beginning of the year (or at least I failed to lift 175 around week five of my program, easily lifted 185 in week twelve and then the next week went for a 1RM and pulled 200) but that was after totally stalling for pretty much the entire year before that. Not sure if I was finally eating enough or if it was the style of programming or if it was just time for my deadlift to move.

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Ugh I guess I could upload it from my work laptop, but then it won't be all nice and processed. 

You can always process it and make it pretty later :D

 

Was I really that close? Do YOU think I have +200 in me?

Level ? Half-Dwarf/Half-Amazon Warrior

STR:21.25 STA:15 DEX: 10.95 CON: 14 WIS:15.5 CHA:17

SWOLE BUCKS: 1

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