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Catspaw Has No Weaknesses

 

A year and a half ago, I made a challenge to specifically address my weaknesses, and it went awesomely: I busted out my first ever chin-up, managed some decent plank times, and learned a lot about lat engagement.

 

So often our challenges are about improving our strengths, when we would often get much better results by focusing on our weaknesses.  That's what this challenge is about.

 

Goal #1: Fix my busticated shoulder

How:

  - Shoulder rehab exercises

  - Strengthen lats/shoulder muscles

  - Work on repatterning pushes and pulls

Why:

 - It's been 9 months now and I've been neglecting it, GoRucks (March, May, July) are gonna be rough on it.

 - Shoulder/lat form is holding me back on my lifts.

 

Goal #2: Bring my metabolism back up

How:

  - Slowly increase cals ~2%/week

  - Switch to non-cyclic cals, since rest/workout day distinction is blurring.

Why:

  - I want strength gains.

  - It's been several months at a cut and my metabolism has gone down.

  - I love that "SMASH ALL THE CARS" feeling of a nice metabolism buzz.

  - And a healthy metabolism is good for me.

  - Plus, more food. :)

 

Goal #3: Address balance/flexibility/core stability/etc.

How:

  - Taking a once/week "acrobatic conditioning" class: "Core strength, Flexibility, Balance, Cartwheels, Head stands, Hand stands, Wrist Strength"

  - Incorporate warmup, stretching and abs circuits into workouts

Why:

  - These things are definitely starting to be a bottleneck for me on the strength stuff.

  - And eventually I want a handstand.

  - And my hammies are embarrassingly tight.

 

 

Things I want the above three goals to help me achieve this challenge:

  •  225x5 deadlift (eee!)
  •  115x1 or 105x5 bench (wuuuut!)
  •  Successful GoRuck Light (ack!!)
  •  Feel awesome. (yus!)
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You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
PM me with any questions about, well, anything! :)
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sigh. i can't "compete" with this. :P 

 

juuuust kidding.

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I like the format, reminds me of whomever I borrowed mine from. :) Subscribing for awesomeness and motivation.

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
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Scout 30/Ranger 1 (3 skipped)

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
-Litany Against Fear

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Get at 'em, rawr!

 

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Heehee, even though you used the same gif on other threads, you big gif-reuser!

 

sigh. i can't "compete" with this. :tongue:

 

juuuust kidding.

 

<3

 

We already knew the title to be true

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Hahaha.  No the purpose is that it's not true yet and ..... oh nevermind!! ;)

 

In.

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OMG.  Love this Waldo.  Laughed and laughed that you posted this.

 

subbed

 

and the toll:

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I wasn't aware that there was a toll.  Now i know.

 

As always, here to support and be inspired. :)

 

I think you posted on the wrong thread. :(

 

I like the format, reminds me of whomever I borrowed mine from. :) Subscribing for awesomeness and motivation.

 

Teehee.  Sweet and simple!  To the point!

You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
PM me with any questions about, well, anything! :)
Current challenge: Catspaw Starts Strong

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Catspaw Has No Weaknesses
 
A year and a half ago, I made a challenge to specifically address my weaknesses, and it went awesomely: I busted out my first ever chin-up, managed some decent plank times, and learned a lot about lat engagement.
 
So often our challenges are about improving our strengths, when we would often get much better results by focusing on our weaknesses.  That's what this challenge is about.
 
Goal #1: Fix my busticated shoulder
How:
  - Shoulder rehab exercises
  - Strengthen lats/shoulder muscles
  - Work on repatterning pushes and pulls
Why:
 - It's been 9 months now and I've been neglecting it, GoRucks (March, May, July) are gonna be rough on it.
 - Shoulder/lat form is holding me back on my lifts.
 
Goal #2: Bring my metabolism back up
How:
  - Slowly increase cals ~2%/week
  - Switch to non-cyclic cals, since rest/workout day distinction is blurring.
Why:
  - I want strength gains.
  - It's been several months at a cut and my metabolism has gone down.
  - I love that "SMASH ALL THE CARS" feeling of a nice metabolism buzz.
  - And a healthy metabolism is good for me.
  - Plus, more food. :)
 
Goal #3: Address balance/flexibility/core stability/etc.
How:
  - Taking a once/week "acrobatic conditioning" class: "Core strength, Flexibility, Balance, Cartwheels, Head stands, Hand stands, Wrist Strength"
  - Incorporate warmup, stretching and abs circuits into workouts
Why:
  - These things are definitely starting to be a bottleneck for me on the strength stuff.
  - And eventually I want a handstand.
  - And my hammies are embarrassingly tight.
 
 
Things I want the above three goals to help me achieve this challenge:
  •  225x5x5 deadlift (eee!)
  •  115x1 or 105x5 bench (wuuuut!)
  •  Successful GoRuck Light (ack!!)
  •  Feel awesome. (yus!)

 

 

FIxed it for you.  (seriously, I saw how easy that was at 4T!)

 

the last bullet point is my favorite bullet point :)

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YUS

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200# 245# Snatch                                                                                                             

300# Clean and Jerk                                                                                                         

380# 465# Back Squat

450# 500# Deadlift

Planche

Human Flag

Front Lever

285# Log Clean and Press

1k Row under 3:20

Back Flip

Bodyweight Turkish Get-up

 

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8

Never compromise.

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Definitely look forward to this challenge!

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WASTING NO TIME, HUH?!

 

So excited for your new class and love, love, love this challenge. 

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go, catpsaw

go, catspaw

go!

 

Rock the Catspaw, Rock the Catspaw, ... 

 

Subbed!

 

Thank you for the pushup kitten. :)

 

Hello, I'll be following your progress and cheering you on! Subbed:)

 

Good to see you Tearose!  Thanks :) 

 

Deadlifts: 225 x 5 x 5

FIxed it for you.  (seriously, I saw how easy that was at 4T!)

 

the last bullet point is my favorite bullet point :)

 

You are insane, woman.  Insaaaaaaane.  Cut from the same cloth as bigm too, apparently. 

 

YUS

 

Yus indeed! :D 

 

Definitely look forward to this challenge!

 

Thanks Red1263.  Always nice to see you drop by.

 

Looking forward to following your progress. Subbed. :)

 

Thanks SevenofSeven! 

 

WASTING NO TIME, HUH?!

 

So excited for your new class and love, love, love this challenge.

 

AWESOMENESS WAITS FOR NO ONE. 

 

Day -5 of the challenge. Catspaw has 18 replies. 

 

I might make a challenge where the only goal is to read everything that happens in one of your threads.

Yeah but at least I'm gonna keep posting workout logs to my old challenge until day 0. So hopefully that'll cut down on the spam.... a little.....

You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
PM me with any questions about, well, anything! :)
Current challenge: Catspaw Starts Strong

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go, catpsaw

go, catspaw

go!

 

Why is bigm forcing ice cream on that lady?

 

Day -5 of the challenge. Catspaw has 18 replies. 

 

I might make a challenge where the only goal is to read everything that happens in one of your threads. 

 

This is the reason why I typically do not follow the threads of catspaw, squatcake, Laura, mir, or spezzy. I just cannot keep up.

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