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My overall goal is to get faster and stronger.


Continue with these things:


Handstands: Every day for 5 minutes. I want to get to 15seconds freestanding. Maybe I'll get there this challenge.



Strength Training 3 times a week: Mon Wed and Fri I do a fairly simple bodyweight workout. Push, Pull, Legs, Core


I really want to get to 3x8 Diamond Pushups with my feet on a chair. I'm at 887 with feet on a stool about 25cm high.


I also plan to increase max pullups to 15. (Currently 10) again not sure if I'll get there this challenge.


Legs: Currently working towards good form pistol squats. After reading "the Naked Warrior" I have learned a bunch about this great exercise.



Add these:


Sprints: Once per week. Start off with 5x100m in five minutes, add one interval per week. I love having done these but never seem to make myself. I'm telling you guys so I can get


Sleep: Get enough of it. Record Bed and Waking times.


Drawing: One page every day. Start that blog I've been talking about. I got back into drawing earlier this year and love it.




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What kind of training are you doing for each of your goals?  Pushups and pullups both respond well to Grease-the-Groove (GtG) training, if you haven't looked into it yet.


Also, the guildleaders did a really good Pistol Squat training progression last challenge: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Thanks for the information.


GtG is something I have looked into a bit and I may try it for the pushups. I'm working on developing my courage to not care about being weird at work.


At the moment I'm keeping my reps in the 5-8 range, doing three sets of each exercise (Pullups, Diamond Pushups and Pistols to a stool) three times a week after a warm up.


I can do pistols all the way but I'm just doing them to a stool (about 25cm high) and focusing on keeping my lower leg as vertical as possible and pushing through my heel.


Any and all advice is appreciated.

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I've been hitting the pullups and one leg pushups since I got off crutches on Monday.

Last night I hit 11,10,9 pullups for the first time which felt great. New max :)


I have drawn every day, although I have not started that blog yet. Sleep has also been good, usually in bed before 10 and up around 6 which is about right for me.


Understandably(I hope), I have not been sprinting or upside down since I injured myself.

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Injuries are hard to work around. Glad to see you are remaining focused and determined. Can't wait to hear more about your accomplishments.

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