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Since I was a kid, I always looked up to the superheroes out there, especially Spiderman, because he is the friendly boy next door you really can compare yourself with, he struggles with daily problems, girls, is short on money and the bad guys of course, but still, he never loses his courage, his hopes and tries always to be friendly.

 

But what do you need to "become" Spiderman?

I know, it's gonna be hard to find a radioactive spider and let it bite you...and survive...and become superpowers, but there are some things you can do without your gene's be manipulated to become this friendly neighborhood Spiderman, and that's what I'm gonna try the next 6 weeks!

 

 

Let's see, Spiderman is a pretty good wall climber, so I need to climb! I already climb, but now when it's getting warmer outside I can start again to climb on rocks and mountains. (STR+1)

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He is strong and his body looks better than mine, so I have to put on some muscles on my body and loose some fat with a different kind of workouts. I prefer to do bodyweightworkouts, pull ups, spiderman push ups, etc. (STR+2,CHA+1)

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He is fast and persistent, that's where I'll do some running and biking. (STA+2)

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He can fight, protect the ones he loves and kick the bad guys asses, that's something I definitely need to learn and this is why I'm joining krav maga classes. (CON+2,WIS+1)

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He is super flexible and acrobatic. I need to do stretches and get more flexible, Spidey also can do flips and stuff, but for the start, I try my luck with handstands. (DEX+3)

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And beneath that strength and superheropowers, he is still a pretty smart guy. I wanna go to italy this summer for my holidays and can't speak italian, that's why I want to learn this language, enough to order some stuff, ask directions and the usual small talk. (WIS+2,CHA+1)

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and let's face it, you can't be strong, have superhuman reflexes, superhuman agility and be a smartass without watching your eating or sleeping habits.

Or like someone once said: 

 

"Workout, plenty of rest. you know eat your green vegetables!"

 

 

That's why I'm watching what I eat and try to get enough sleep.

 

 

Sidequest:

Peter Parker is also a photographer and I like to take photographs too, but didn't do it very often, I want to take my camera, go out and shoot some pictures!

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Oh, and I forgot the mention, Spiderman isn't invulnerable and that's something we already have in common. I hurt my right hand last friday and hope I can start soon with workouts and handstand practicing, but till then, I have to rest my hand and concentrate my power for the beginning on my other goals, like stretching and learning.

 

Hurt my hand

 

 

 

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That is quite a tall order! Love the motivation and how you put it all together. I am concerned, though, that it might be too many goals for 1 challenge. If, After a week, you find it too hard to keep up with all of it, it is ok to edit and save a few of those great goals for next challenge :)

Go rock it!

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Ouch!  That hand doesn't look too happy.  Photography, smarts, stretching, sleep and veggies until it's better!  Sounds like you have a plan.

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Being here with us will give you access to many not mandatory activities, aka:

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Consistency, awesomeness and regular updates. One update at the end of the challenge won't do, we want to be able to see you are still here with us. One Update a week is a minimum. More would be even better  :)

 

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Don't stay by yourself bis! The assassin's den is open to all, you have funny gifs to share, a story to tell, needs some advices or just want a place to chat? The Assassin's den is the place to go (also, we have parkour corgis, ninja cats and killer sloth)!

 

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Nuala: The robotic mistress of pain (that's me!)

 

Also, we are still looking for journalists to work on the weekly most wanted list. PM Apfelstrudi if you are interested.

 

Sorry for the wall of text! I wish you luck for this challenge!  :D

 

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That is quite a tall order! Love the motivation and how you put it all together. I am concerned, though, that it might be too many goals for 1 challenge. If, After a week, you find it too hard to keep up with all of it, it is ok to edit and save a few of those great goals for next challenge :)

Go rock it!

 

You should have seen my challenge before, I tell you, that was stressful! 

6 workouts per week, eat 90% paleo,

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this time I "just" have to climb, train krav maga, running or biking, try to stretch myself daily, learn handstands and learn italian...sounds easy, doesn't it?

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Nice introduction, I'm looking forward to read the rest of your challenge :).

 

 

Thank you Waanie, I'm gonna check out your challenge too

 

 

Ouch!  That hand doesn't look too happy.  Photography, smarts, stretching, sleep and veggies until it's better!  Sounds like you have a plan.

 

Yep, she is not happy. ;) but there is always a way to achieve something

 

 

Hey! I'm subbed. :encouragement:

 

Thank you guzzi!

 

 

 

 

@nuala: I filled in the form! :)

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Love the spiderman story. Hope your hand heals quickly

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Love the theme!  Good luck!  I am working on handstands for part of my challenge as well.  You using any particular sources of reference for your progression of handstand training?

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Hey, fellow Spidey!  That's a whole lotta goals there - but hey, if you think you can pull it off, more power to you!  I look forward to seeing how it goes.

 

Just don't forget to rest that hand ;)

 

When I find that radioactive spider, I'll send him over to you :)

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Love the theme!  Good luck!  I am working on handstands for part of my challenge as well.  You using any particular sources of reference for your progression of handstand training?

 

 Cool video, I'll do that two-finger-handstand in no time ;)

 

I just read the blogpost here on nerdfitness about handstands and then it's just about practice...practice and practice

 

 

Hey, fellow Spidey!  That's a whole lotta goals there - but hey, if you think you can pull it off, more power to you!  I look forward to seeing how it goes.

 

Just don't forget to rest that hand ;)

 

When I find that radioactive spider, I'll send him over to you :)

 

 

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 Cool video, I'll do that two-finger-handstand in no time ;)

 

I just read the blogpost here on nerdfitness about handstands and then it's just about practice...practice and practice

 

 

 

 

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Look on the bright side - if I send you a radioactive spider, it means it's a pre-tested radioactive spider...

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Your hand doesn't look happy at all :( Take care of it! Are you still working on inversions meanwhile? Like the scorpion pose on elbows?

 

That is something I could definitely try with my hand, thanks for the hint ;)

 

Look on the bright side - if I send you a radioactive spider, it means it's a pre-tested radioactive spider...

 

Haha, you're right, such a spider would be awesome! :)

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Downloaded some audio cds to learn italian...damn that language is confusing and fast!

 

Mamma mia!

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I did some stretches during the day, because in the evening I went to a concert of justin timberlake, that guy is awesome :D

 

 

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We work in the dark to serve the light. We are the Assassins.
 

 

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Nice way to get started - Italian and stretching. Maybe you can listen to the Italian CDs while doing stretching? :listening_headphone

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Nice way to get started - Italian and stretching. Maybe you can listen to the Italian CDs while doing stretching? :listening_headphone

 

This would be an ingenius way to accomplish two goals! :D

 

 

I did an hour stretching yesterday on my balcony, the sun was shining and I tried to stretch mostly my legs and back, because I'm very inflexible, main reason because I have an officejob and sit around the whole day :(

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Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember nothing is true.
Where other men are limited, by morality or law, remember everything is permitted.
We work in the dark to serve the light. We are the Assassins.
 

 

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Bah! Apparently I didn't push subscribe when I commented the other day! Problem rectified! Sounds like you're off to a good start!

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This would be an ingenius way to accomplish two goals! :D

 

 

I did an hour stretching yesterday on my balcony, the sun was shining and I tried to stretch mostly my legs and back, because I'm very inflexible, main reason because I have an officejob and sit around the whole day :(

Only one way to become more flexible, and it seems lik you've found it. Is it maybe possible to stretch your shoulders and neck a bit while at work? That would be great to get more flexible faster ;).

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Only one way to become more flexible, and it seems lik you've found it. Is it maybe possible to stretch your shoulders and neck a bit while at work? That would be great to get more flexible faster ;).

 

 

Yes, I can do that, did another one hour stretching session today, I almost can reach the ground (1-2cm), not a bad progress if you compare to my beginning on my first challenge

 

Call me Mr. Inflexible

 

 

 

To get more inspired I watched this week all three spiderman movies plus the amazing spiderman, and tomorrow I go to the cinema to watch the second part ;)

 

You can tell about Tobey Maguire what you want, but in my opinion he does the Peter Parker much better than the new guy Garfield, because Garfield is too cool, Peter Parker is an outcast, a loser, but that Garfield doesn't act much like a loser, only in school maybe, but even there, there are bigger losers around than a skateboarding-, intelligent-, helping other kids that gets bullied-guy.

And also the emotions, like I mentioned in the first post of my thread the "I can compare myself to spiderman" sentence, I would react to the emotional parts pretty much the same as Maguire does, being shocked, crying, lose my faith, that's what I really love about the Spiderman trilogy.

And many people makes fun of the emotions Maguire brings in it, but If you lose your uncle that raised you or your best friend, you don't just let a tear roll down your face and live on, no! your whole world just collapsed and you cry your fucking heart out!

 

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Oh, and you know what I read on my journey to find these awesome spidey gifs?

 

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This scene was recorded without any cgi or special effect, Maguire catches the food by himself, they needed 159 attempts :D

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Where other men are limited, by morality or law, remember everything is permitted.
We work in the dark to serve the light. We are the Assassins.
 

 

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Whoa, I did not know that about that scene. Moar trivia for the trivia bank!

 

I actually just watched the Garfield Spiderman movie (going to see the second one tomorrow, too :D :D ), and I have to say I prefer Garfield.  I liked that he seemed more childishly excited about Spidey powers - I often found the element of fun lacking on Maguire's Spidey movies (will fully admit this could be a tone of the movie thing, too). It just made everything a bit more varied for me, so when the gut punches came, they came hard. I found Garfield played a fair amount of the emotions really well for me (the 'please go to sleep, Aunt May' scene physically hurt), but I think the movie had too much to do, so a lot of reactions felt glossed over, and the mood was a bit all over the place.

 

Aaand there's my nerdrant for the day.

 

Stretching on the balcony in the sun seems like a great way to spend some time. Fitness and appeasing the cat within me? Yes, please! Congrats on the progress so far.

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