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Introduction : I am a 176lb skinny fat 40 year old dad ..... Once apon a time I rode Downhill Mountain bikes, I climbed, I mountaineered, I was lean and fast and I want that back ... I have currently lost 20lbs and estimate I have another 14lbs to go to get under 20% body fat. Once I have accomplished that I want to Build muscle and strength and general fitness through doing weight training mixed with intensive cardio ... Oh and break my habit for living on packets of crisps (chips) and coke


 


 


Main Quest: Lower Bodyfat to less than 20%, do a pull-up and get a good technique in strength training


 


Quest 1: Strength: I  am still in a calorie deficit, so the workout is to maintain muscle and teach me good technique for when I start to bulk


A - Full body workout - every other day 


B - Full body workout - 3 days a week


C - Full body workout - 2 days a week


 


Quest 2: Cardio: 3 mile walk each work day lunch time to the shop and back


A - 5 days a week


B - 3-4 days a week


C - 1-2 days a week


 


Quest 3 - Diet: I am addicted to Coke and drink far too much of it (although recently its diet coke its potentially still bad for me) so it has to go I want to reduce the amount of coke I drink to 6 cans or less a week


 


         A - 0-6 cans a week


         B - 7-9 cans a week


         C - 10-14 cans a week


 


 


Side Quest: I really want to be SSCP certified, so need to stop being lazy and start reading and learning


 


        A - 1 chapter a week


        B - 1 chapter every 2 weeks


        C - 1 chapter every 3 weeks


 


 


Motivation: I have 2 motivations .... the 1st is purely vain, I want to be able to take my top off at the pool when I go swimming with my daughter and not feel embarrassed my my manboobs and skinny arms ..... and secondly, I want to be a child again, I loved to play, I want to run and jump and cycle and swim and lift heavy things and punch things and play !


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Hi Eleanorsbee -- nice quests! Really nice balance you got going here. What kind of strength training are you doing, just out of curiosity?

 

I had to look up what SSCP certification was, and I'm glad I did. How cool!

 

Good luck on all your goals! I'll be sure to stick around and cheer you on.

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Hi Ornata thanks for the welcome .... the strength training is 3 sets of 8-12 reps using dumbbells, for upper body and a barbell for squats and calves and then inverted pull-ups and pushups as well 

 

Lower body

 

Squats - low weight, I have only just moved on from body weight squats 

calf training - don't know whats its called, but standing on a book/step and lowing the heel up and down while holding weights

 

upper body 

 

dumbbell rows, flyes, tricep kick back, lying tricep extension, bicep curls, bench press, press ups ... and the killer - the pull-up routine ... currently doing inverted pull-ups as thats the best I can do :-(

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I just love your second motivation.  I'm a total kid at heart and I love to run and jump and just have a good time... I don't want to be winded when I'm doing that!

 

Good luck, you've got some great goals that will lead you to a healthier life!! :D

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Way to go, man! Sounds like you are well on your way. Enjoy the ride.

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ah to be a kid again :)

 

You might notice that i've added an Adventurers' tag to your thread.  This isn't to pigeonhole you into particular guild, but rather to bring one of their ambassadors here to offer you encouragement, support or advice.  Your goals this challenge fit well with the overall spirit of their guild and you are more than welcome to pop into their Tavern and introduce yourself to them.  You are also more than welcome to pop me a message anytime. 

 

Good Luck

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Well, thanks for the welcoms ... appreciate the love on this forum :D

 

Well Day 1 of the Challenge .... and yesterday I was in the park with my daughter and decided to do a couple of inpromptu chin-ups ona climbing frame when no one was looking ............ and ............ puuled what feels like my Trap ! .. ah, well that already ruins my Full body workout for today .. probably tomorrow and maybe wednesday

 

Looks like Cardio and unweighted squats today

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I started reducing the amount of diet coke I was drinking a while back, as I was having a 2 litre bottle a day! Now I'm t-total so to speak and have been since the 15th June! So if I can do it, anyone can!

 

Good luck, and hope your trap heals up quickly!

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Can't say I've noticed any benefits with my weight loss, but I've been getting far fewer headaches, and my gums have stopped bleeding when I brush my teeth :P I still allow myself the occasional can/glass of something non-coke related, mostly because it makes going out easier, so I'll have the occasional lemonade or ginger beer

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Welcome Eleanorsbee!

 

Sorry about the trap crap. How did the air squats go? They can be pretty intense. I did this one challenge where you had to start with 1 squat per minute and then add 1 squat for each minute after. I got to 15 squats in a minute and fell onto my chair in wonderful pain! lol Don't go crazy like I did, but let those squats mean something. I hope you are recovery well.

 

Best of Luck!

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Oh the squats !!!!

 

Its like the most delightful pain I have ever experienced, seriously why isnt everyone doing these.

 

I did 3 sets of 20 reps .... by the end I was sweating, my heart was pounding, and it felt like it took me for ever to walk the wobbly mile to pick my daughter up from nursery .... it stripped every amount of engery out my entire body .... slightly sore today, but in a good way

 

Staci has a lot to answer for !!!!!!!!!!

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I need to make my squats harder... Bodyweight ones just isn't cutting it anymore, but without access to a gym I have no weights to use... Hmmmm I wonder if the cat would hold still long enough?!

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I dont see it staying still and cats only weigh 3lbs-7lbs

 

thats not much weight.... you would be better off buying another cat as using them as dumbells ... that way your squats would be 6-14lbs and you could incorporate catbell lunges and catbell rows

 

if you get in to the home lifting scene, you could buy a dog for deadlifts ?

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One cat is 7.4kg the other is 4.9kg. Think I need to fatten up the younger one!

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When I first signed on the dotted line, I thought I was heading for the handsome life of a Ranger ..... weights, running, looking rugged and speaking in a dramatic voice.

 

The more I read though ..... the more I have been inspired by Calisthenics, bodyweight workouts and the shizzle that Waldo can do ...... I am sticking to my 6WC as above .... but I never specified what my workouts would consist off ..... and I know its been 5 days, but they have migrated away from flyes and deadlifts ... and I have taken on a cross between the beginner bodyweight and Advanced bodyweight workout for the 6 weeks.

 

Even bigger reason to drop the lbs now ..... no way I stand to do half those moves harrying around this fat !!!!!

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As someone who can't afford a gym, and has no room for weights at home, I do most of my strength training though bodyweight workouts... I love knowing that I can (or at least, will) lift my own body weight in any position... Hence why I think something like yoga is a great compliment to pure strength training. Gets you flexible and using your strength in other positions too.

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I dont see it staying still and cats only weigh 3lbs-7lbs

 

thats not much weight.... you would be better off buying another cat as using them as dumbells ... that way your squats would be 6-14lbs and you could incorporate catbell lunges and catbell rows

 

if you get in to the home lifting scene, you could buy a dog for deadlifts ?

I may have actually sprayed my drink over the room reading this. THANKS OBAMA!

 

Oh man. I don't think I could make eye contact with my cat now this is in my head xD

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OOOOOOKAY - 1 week in

 

I have dropped 2 lbs, I have worked out and done cardio without dropping a session

 

the only downside is I havent read or revised anything that I should have ...... I got so caught up in reading about Calisthenics, Posture, rollers, exercises, nutrition, slimfit jeans ...... that I couldnt concentrate on DDoS Mitigation techniques.

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Well done on the 2lb loss! Thats a great week 1!

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Hey Eleanor!

 

Well done on the awesome weight loss that is great!

 

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Good luck with your challenge and see you around!
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