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I rekindled my love for gymnastics, re-learned some old skills, joined a recreational team, competed at Nationals, and embraced the suck with my NF friends at a GORUCK Challenge. For the first time since last fall, I am without a serious training deadline and it feels kind of awesome. This challenge, I am going to try out a combination of hitting the basics and mixing up my bodyweight work to try to advance cool human body trick progression in a meaningful way. I will still be attending gymnastics practice probably 7-10 times over the challenge and give you guys updates on how that goes. I don't need it to be a goal for me because it's something I'm going to do anyway. 

 

Goal 1: Just kidding -- Every day IS leg day

  • Lifting 3x week
  • Learn how to power clean properly
  • Film form checks and get feedback on things to fix (especially for deadlifts)

Back to the basics, linear progression style with squats, bench, ohp, and deadlifts. I feel like I should be able to wring linear progression out of 6 weeks of regular work. Part of this goal will to actually work on power cleans and get to a point where I'll feel comfortable subbing them in for deadlifts by the end of six weeks.

 

Goal 2: Roll them Bones
Inspired by some of the gamification in other assassins' challenges, I'm going to try out some randomized bodyweight work. Roll a die 3 times and do the work assigned to each number below. 5 minutes includes rest between sets/hold attempts, so I'll just set a timer for each exercise (other than the the pull/chin up work).

  1. Partial and negative handstand push-ups against the wall -- 5 minutes of work
  2. Chin-up, pull-up, and wide arm pull-up work (negatives, assisted, and as many unassisted as possible [usually 1]): one set of 5 each
  3. Back lever progression work -- 5 minutes
  4. Floor or hanging straddle holds -- 5 minutes
  5. Floor tuck sit or L-sit holds -- 5 minutes
  6. Straddle press handstand work -- 5 minutes

Aiming to do this 3x a week. I want a total of 60 minutes of static hold/bodyweight work per week, with some from these workouts and the rest coming from gymnastics practices.

 

Goal 3: Run (in the) Forest, Run

  • Go for a trail run at least six times over the course of the challenge
  • Go for hill sprints 3x this challenge

I did sign up for a trail run in July, so I guess I should probably do some running. Plus this gets me outside more to enjoy the summer, and I actually don't mind running when it's hot because it's cooler than walking. 

 

Life Goal: Blogdor the Bloginator
I signed up for my first community supported agriculture program this year and received my first farm share yesterday. (More info about CSA and the farm I've signed up with: http://picadillyfarm.com/csa/about-our-csa/ ) I'm creating a blog that will mostly focus on what I receive each week and how I use it, including recipes and general usage ideas + tips as I figure them out for myself.

  • Pre-challenge goal -- Get the blog set up and ready to post on, perhaps including a post or two about this week's CSA share.
  • Update at least 2x per week. I'd love to set a higher goal for this, but I figure it should aim low for the start.

Bookmark http://eatdrinkbemighty.com/ if this sounds like something you'll be interested in. :)

 

First CSA haul of the year:

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Hai girl hi.

 

Did you give up on the tights v astroturf?

Hahhh. I haven't done laundry yet, so they're just hanging out in the hamper. I'm a slob, what can I say. Outlook is not good though. Maybe I can turn astroturf thighs into a fashion statement.

 

Heeeey.... I like your thing!

 

What's this about a trail run?  When?  Where?

;)

 

Doing this guy in the Fells: http://www.vertraceseries.com/sasquatch/ 

After party is at the zoo and is hosted by Notch, Night Shift, Slumbrew, and Downeast cider.... I may only be doing the run for the after party. 

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After partying is as good a reason to do a run as any. :)

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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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;)

 

Doing this guy in the Fells: http://www.vertraceseries.com/sasquatch/ 

After party is at the zoo and is hosted by Notch, Night Shift, Slumbrew, and Downeast cider.... I may only be doing the run for the after party. 

 

Most races are done for the after-party!

 

That looks like a lot of fun!  I'm running a 10 mile trail race the day before... with a much lamer after-party.  Guess I will have to throw my own. (Was already intending on it.)

Current Challenge || Previous:: 2020 Reset

There are a ton of previous challenges that I'm not linking

 

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Leg day! \o/ 

Curious to see your progress on those power cleans. Really love doing barbell cleans, though I prefer hang over power.

 

Love your blog topic. Will you be posting updates here? Or just a link?

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<333 YESSS LEGGY LEGS ALL DAYS. Walked into the gym today and the guy at the front desk was like "you squatting today?" and I was like "OF COURSE!"

 

Leg day! \o/ 

Curious to see your progress on those power cleans. Really love doing barbell cleans, though I prefer hang over power.

 

Love your blog topic. Will you be posting updates here? Or just a link?

I'm not sure yet! I'll definitely mention it/link it when I post on the blog, but I do want it to be a sustainable project, so I think I'll keep the text to that side. Perhaps I'll include a photo in this thread as a teaser with each blog post link. :)

 

I've only half tried to learn power cleans before, so we'll see how it goes!

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Following for inspiration and hope to gain some of your awesomeness by osmosis. ;)

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I swear, one of these days I'll be able to keep up with your thread.  Honest.  Subbed to try again for the bajillionth time.

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Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash

 

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Ah, your challenge is full of so much win, as always! I'll be following :) Maybe next challenge you should define everyone else's challenges haha

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That is awesomeeee.

 

I also just found out about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_Get_Ready_to_Tumble

 

Dancing with the Stars --> TUMBLING with the stars? YIKES! I kind of want to watch out of morbid curiosity. 

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