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Challenge Goal: Compete at the February 15th NAIGC Meet

 

This challenge conveniently ends right after my first scheduled gymnastics meet. Perfect timing!

 

I wish I could use a simpler challenge outline but gymnastics has a LOT of stuff going on and I really need to be prepared to tackle all aspects -- the cardio/sprint nature, the strength, the flexibility. I need frequency AND intensity of work. Much of this challenge is similar to last challenge, but I am really hard pressed on time to prepare and will be going at it much harder.

 

1. Head in the Game

  • 2-3 gymnastics sessions a week
  • Choreograph beam + floor routines
  • Buy grips
  • Acquire new/old skills to meet the routine requirements where possible

2. Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Strength train 2-3x per week
  • Gymnastics WOD 3x per week
  • Run 1-2 miles post-workout 2x per week
  • HIIT training (sprints or jumps) 2x per week
  • Stretch 5-7x per week
  • One arm handstand work 30 minutes per week

It looks like a lot, but it just means tacking on extra activities when I am at either my regular gym or my gymnastics gym. A strength training session + sprints + cooldown run rather than just strength training or regular open gymnastics session with the inclusion of a WOD and one-arm handstand work. 

 

3. We Wear Short Shorts

  • Track macros
  • No snacking after 9 PM (meals after 9 acceptable on weekends and weekdays with gymnastics)
  • Alcohol only 1x a week (excepting TX and birthday)

This challenge is 100% pass/fail. I will not be grading each goal section individually. If I compete on 2/15/14 and feel good about it, I pass. If I fail to prepare in time, I fail. I may compete anywhere between 1-4 events, but as long as I perform at the meet, this challenge will be a success. 

 

Side Goal:

  • Wake up 10 minutes early each day. 

I've got a serious issue trying to squeeze out the last minute of sleep even if I don't really need it. I just don't want to get out of bed. This is silly and I should stop.

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Side Goal:

  • Wake up 10 minutes early each day. 

I've got a serious issue trying to squeeze out the last minute of sleep even if I don't really need it. I just don't want to get out of bed. This is silly and I should stop.

 

I do this, too. It's especially hard this time of year when it's dark and cold out there and warm and snuggly in bed. :)

 

 

You sound like you've got a solid plan in place for this challenge! Good luck!

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I do this, too. It's especially hard this time of year when it's dark and cold out there and warm and snuggly in bed. :)

 

 

You sound like you've got a solid plan in place for this challenge! Good luck!

So snuggly in bed versus the wicked cold rest of the house -- we like to use lots of blankets so the heat gets turned down at night, making it even harder. 

 

Thanks for the well wishing! 

 

I can't do gymnastics at the moment so I'm going to do it vicariously via this challenge. You've set some pretty awesome and ambitious goals - good luck! 

Aww, what's keeping you away from gymnastics? And thanks! 

 

Subscribed for awesomeness. :)

Pshaw. <3

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Whoa, gymnastic awesomeness. Excellent challenge! I'm with you on the snuggliness of bed - escaping it requires so much willpower. Good luck!

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Whoa, gymnastic awesomeness. Excellent challenge! I'm with you on the snuggliness of bed - escaping it requires so much willpower. Good luck!

Thanks! 

 

Great stuff!

 

EG! Hey! :) Hope the holidays treated you well. <3

 

So, I nabbed a bunch of pictures when I was home for Christmas and now we get to have #throwbackthursday

 

I'm in pink to the right of the Bela Karolyi. He's a total dick as a coach, but those results, yo. 

 

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Came for the awesomeness

 

*strings up a hammock under the balance beam*

 

Staying cause it's Raptron.

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Gah! You didn't warn us that your thread would involve Bela!  

 

Aww, what's keeping you away from gymnastics? And thanks! 

 

A sprained hip ligament that makes roundoffs/cartwheels hurt like a bitch. I could work around it, but I'd rather try a class when I'm not limited by injury. 

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Me too

Haha, hi! 

 

Came for the awesomeness

 

*strings up a hammock under the balance beam*

 

Staying cause it's Raptron.

That's a pretty short hammock there, Ki4! 

 

Gah! You didn't warn us that your thread would involve Bela!  

 

 

A sprained hip ligament that makes roundoffs/cartwheels hurt like a bitch. I could work around it, but I'd rather try a class when I'm not limited by injury. 

Only brief Bela involvement, I promise. And yikes, yes, hip ligament injuries are no fun at all. Wishing you a quick recovery!

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You rock!

 

That is all.

Skaaa! Sup dude. :)

 

Day 0.1

I'm not officially starting, but whatever.

 

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Snow day! 14 inches of light powder snow on the porch. Trudged to the gym in my rainboots and some seafoam green tiger print knee high socks, but forgot my gym shoes and regular people socks at home. Said fuck it and did my workout anyway subbing dumbbell bulgarian split squats for back squats and doing 4 miles on a bike instead of a post-workout run, still wearing the socks. Then I got home and shoveled the driveway.

 

/flex

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Snow day! 14 inches of light powder snow on the porch. Trudged to the gym in my rainboots and some seafoam green tiger print knee high socks, but forgot my gym shoes and regular people socks at home. Said fuck it and did my workout anyway subbing dumbbell bulgarian split squats for back squats and doing 4 miles on a bike instead of a post-workout run, still wearing the socks. Then I got home and shoveled the driveway.

 

/flex

Woot! Adapt and overcome while not giving any fucks. Nice pre-start to the challenge. :)

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Excellent!  I'm following, and wishing you well.  

 

Also, as someone old enough to be your mom, I'm going to give you some advice on your side goal... You're working way hard, maybe you should also plan on getting to bed 10 minutes earlier than usual too.  Shorting yourself on sleep isn't going to do you any good.  

 

That's a pretty short hammock there, Ki4! 

 

What's a beam?  14 feet?  Should be fine, those camping hammocks are actually pretty short and you sleep diagonal in them.  Campout in the gymnastics gym!

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*bows to the master*  Your challenge sounds awesome!

Master of nothing, I promise. I hope it goes well! 

 

Woot! Adapt and overcome while not giving any fucks. Nice pre-start to the challenge. :)

Haha, I felt like this (+ awesome socks):

 

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Excellent!  I'm following, and wishing you well.  

 

Also, as someone old enough to be your mom, I'm going to give you some advice on your side goal... You're working way hard, maybe you should also plan on getting to bed 10 minutes earlier than usual too.  Shorting yourself on sleep isn't going to do you any good.  

 

 

What's a beam?  14 feet?  Should be fine, those camping hammocks are actually pretty short and you sleep diagonal in them.  Campout in the gymnastics gym!

 

16' long actually! I would love to have a gym sleepover. We did it once when I was growing up and it was the very most fun. As for sleep, I'll definitely be sleeping more -- probably going to bed about an hour before I usually do for the length of the challenge. I just really need to give myself more time in the morning so I don't always look like half-warmed hell when I get into work. :)

 

Day 0.2

How sore my ass is after doing the split squats yesterday is telling me I should probably do those more often.

 

Gymnastics day of cold joints, train delays, and a slow warm-up. I didn't do as much as I would have liked because I was late. I also still need to get better at not caring when I am the worst person in the gym. Goals for Monday practice: back tumbling focus with round-off back tucks, round-off whip backs, and round-off back handspring layouts on the tumbltrak and/or spring floor to resi mat. 

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I knew I liked you for a reason. <3

 

Gymnastics vines all day:

 

https://vine.co/v/hYm1KpjK1uY

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Sooo.... when are we doing Stairs again.  Because I might have thrown that into my challenge and I want to drag someone down with me have some company on those stairs.

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Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash

 

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Subbing to stealthily watch all the vids and stuff. 

Good luck with your challenge! First meet must be epic  :)

Epically intimidating, more like! Thanks. :)

 

Sooo.... when are we doing Stairs again.  Because I might have thrown that into my challenge and I want to drag someone down with me have some company on those stairs.

Someday when weather conditions mean actual stairs instead of icy stadium slip-n-slides? 

 

Day -1

Had a pretty nice gym-gym day. Did squats for volume at lower weights. Aced 60lb OHPs. Ran 1.5 miles on treadmill post-lifting and remembered that I hate treadmills. Made delicious thai green curry. Locked and loaded for the challenge to officially begin.

 

Russian swing diving? Coolest thing ever.

 

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I would probably die too, but I still would probably try it... Hiya! :D

 

Week's outline for personal reference...

 

Week 1 Game Plan:

Monday - Gymnastics + WOD

Tuesday - Strength training 

Wednesday - Rest

Thursday - Gymnastics + HIIT sprints

Friday - Strength training + Run

Saturday - Gymnastics + HIIT jumps + WOD 

Sunday - Strength training + Run + WOD

 

(Plus lots of extra sleep, probably. I haven't done a 6-day workout week in a while.)

 

Today's WOD is 7x3 leg lifts -- I'll be doing 4 sets of straight toes-to-bar leg lifts and 3 sets of straddle leg lifts at gymnastics tonight.

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