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Last July marked the beginning of my NF journey.  I was like Luke Skywalker when he first discovers that The Force is real: Excited! Motivated! Unstoppable! Bring on the Empire!

 

But then after plateauing with newbie gains, I became frustrated and impatient.  I couldn't get my X-wing out of the swamp no matter how hard I tried.

 

Now I am listening to Yoda.  

 

yoda

 

I will move forward with patience and continue to make gains with the slow but steady 5/3/1 program.

 

What I will DO in 6 weeks:

I will carry Yoda (Squat 165x5)

I will lift rocks (Bench 110x5)

I will raise R2D2 (OHP 77.5x5)

I will move the X-wing (Deadlift 200x5)

I will climb the vine (1 unassisted pullup)

 

 

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Thanks for the gif Wufkar!  Now this thread feels more like home, haha.  :)

 

The beginning of this 6 week challenge finds me in week 4 of my current 5/3/1 cycle, which means deload week.  So this week's posts are going to be pretty boring.  

 

However, this happens to coincide well with my current touch of flu, which has knocked me on my gluts for the past 4 days.  I'm pretty sure this is my punishment for remarking just a week ago "Wow, I haven't been sick at ALL this year."  To which mother nature responded with, "Muhahaha..."

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Serious goals are serious!

Subbed. =D

5'11"/180cm


7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

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The dark side (flu) still plagues me, but with some assistance (band) I was able to "climb the vine" for more reps than ever before today...

 

Yoda

 

"But beware of the dark side. Anger, (flu), aggression; the dark side of the Force are they.

Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight.

If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny"

 

Onward. Upward.

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Non nobis, Domine. Sed nomine tuo da gloriam.


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Subbing in for awesome! :-)

 

Me Too!!  I love this!!

May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

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STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

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The dark side (flu) still plagues me, but with some assistance (band) I was able to "climb the vine" for more reps than ever before today...

 

Working out in spite of the flu is supremely challenging. Way to go! =)

5'11"/180cm


7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

Challenge: N/A | Previous: 1

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...If the stormtroopers are all clones, then why are some of them lefties? =O

 

Good luck on week one of the new cycle!

5'11"/180cm


7/1/18: 184lbs/83kg @ 18%   | 1RM Bench:~150lbs/68kg Squat: ~250lbs/113kg Dead: ~315lbs/143kg
8/5/18: 174lbs/79kg @ 16.4%
Goal      155lbs/70kg @ <15% | 1RM Bench: 205lbs/93kg Squat: 265lbs/120kg Dead: 335lbs/152kg

 

Challenge: N/A | Previous: 1

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Today, after 8 weeks of training, I climbed the vine.  

 

After finishing deadlifts I told myself I would attempt an unassisted pullup.  

 

So I did one pullup.  

 

Then I rested a minute and did a second pullup.  

 

Then I rested a minute and did a chin-up.  

 

Then I rested a minute and did a third pullup.

 

No tricks, no gimmicks, no kips - all from a dead hang.  3 pullups total.  And I had a witness.

 

 

dagobah.jpg

 

"Use the force, yes."

Human Warrior


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...If the stormtroopers are all clones, then why are some of them lefties? =O

 

Good luck on week one of the new cycle!

 

Hahaha - one of them does look a bit "off" doesn't he?  You know what happens when you make a copy of a copy, maybe he's a clone of a clone.

Human Warrior


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Status Report: On March 9, I went to the dark side.


 


Come+to+the+dark+side+we+have+bitches+_8


 


I flipped to night shift.


 


Night shift devours my energy and motivation.  I've been lackluster and irritable all week.  My nutrition, which was previously on point, has deviated sharply off course.  I have little to no patience for things that usually don't bother me.  Several times today I have wanted to do this to my dog:


 


star-wars.jpg


 


Especially when he decided to bolt out the front door while I was mid deadlifts, at which point I had no other choice but to sprint after him around the block while he provoked as many other backyard canines as possible.  It was like "the wave" only in woofs.


 


If I'd had the option, he would have come home like this


 


Carbonite-Han-solo-frozen-in-carbonite_3


 


If anyone has a carbon-freezer I can borrow, please let me know.


Human Warrior


Non nobis, Domine. Sed nomine tuo da gloriam.


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Congrats on the pullups!  That's awesome!

 

 

My carbon freezer's in the shop but I'll send it your way once I get it back. Promise.

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