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This is my first challenge with the warriors, I usually join in with the rangers but as this challenge is focusing entirely on strength training it seemed apt to have a bit of a switch!

I'm not a newbie when it comes to weight training, but this is the first time I'm taking it seriously as an element of fitness. My partner is currently doing an Olympic lifting class and I'm joining him in the gym with him as my 'coach' as it were.

Goal; Lose some inches!

Starting measurements; waist = 27inches

Bum = 41inches

Thighs = 22inches

Bust = 34inch

Quests:

1. Lift twice a week - focusing on bench press, squats and walking lunges, plus complexes and extras

2. Do not buy biscuits - snack on healthy things, continue having protein shake as mid morning snack & avoid take away more than once every 2 weeks

3. Walk to the beach twice a week with Rob - its one of the reasons we moved here, so why not!

Ideally I'll post after every workout to keep a good record of my progress.

I often feel silly in the weight room, lifting not a lot of weight but everyone starts somewhere I suppose!

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everyone starts somewhere I suppose!

This is true! 

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During the break between challenges, I've been working on my strength training and have managed to increase my front squat from a bare 15kg bar to the bar plus 10kg (yay!) and today I really noticed the difference in my strength.

 

I totally managed to do my 25 laps in 5 minutes....TWICE!! As me and my team skated a marathon in an hour to raise money for Children in Need :D

 

I thought I was going slow, and not moving my legs enough, but the strength behind me was enough to push me through those laps. So happy!!

 

Bring on this challenge :D

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Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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You'll fit in well for this challenge with your goals! I'm also lifting/trying to lose inches. Good luck!

Wehey! Good luck!

Welcome to Warriors! Most of us started with the empty bar (sometimes multiple times--I reset my weights several weeks ago). The weights will get heavy soon enough. Good luck with your goals!

I tend to start all workouts with an empty bar atm :) slowly moving up!

Wow! You're going to be amazing in this challenge!

Everyone absolutely starts somewhere! I look forward to seeing your progress :)

Thanks!

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Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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First workout of the challenge!!

I've decided to focus on 4 main lifts; bench press, deadlift, squats (both front and back) and pull ups.

Today's efforts all on 20kg bars -

Bench press: 5 x bare bar

3 sets of 5 x 10kg

1 set of 5 x 15kg

2 sets of 5 x 5kg

I worked up to 35kg total then worked down. Rob had me allmost in tears at the end xD

Deadlift: 2 sets of 5 x bare bar

2 sets of 8 x 10kg

2 sets of 5 x 20kg

1 set of 5 x 30kg

I then did some assisted pull ups, set at 40kg so I was apparently pulling about 35kg bodyweight, for 10 then set it at 35kg for 5.

I'm shattered now and my hands hurt xD but it was excellent.

Roller derby practice tomorrow, hopefully I won't be too sore to skate well lol

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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No other gym trips this week. I did go to roller derby training on Wednesday night, which was excellent!

My goal is a good one because even the small increase in my strength I've noticed over the last few weeks is greatly improving my derby game. I'm much better at blocking and not being pushed off track than previous :D yay!

Didn't manage to walk into town this week. It was my first week back at work after my holiday so I was mostly shattered every night. Next week should hopefully be better.

Robs considering making us a home gym in our garage...it'll take a few pennies but it will hopefuklkky be worth it :)

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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Yay strength ! And home gym! What do you plan on putting in it?

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I'm not 100% sure actually. Barbell and weights at the least xD

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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Bit of a setback health wish this week. I fainted at home on Sunday evening, and have felt pretty crap since. I've had to take 3 days off work because I'm not allowed to drive, and have had an ECG and blood test done. I've been tested for a stroke and heart attack, which thankfully have not happened. I reckon I'm anaemic, but we'll see. 

 

This of course means I'm not getting myself either skating or to the gym this week - I'm struggling to walk in a straight line right now, I very much doubt I could skate xD. 

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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So I've had a whole week off the fitness game. No skating, no gym, eating whatever the hell I want basically. And I've still lost weight...because I'm stressed out.

 

I've dealt with stress before, I've had stomach ulcers and more stress headaches than I can count. But it's never made me feel truly sick. However, I'm now back on the wagon! Going to the gym tonight, will start with a bare bar and we'll see how much I can lift from there, and back skating tomorrow :D

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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Yay lifting tonight!

Bench & back squat.

Squat: (totals, not broken down into sets)

20 x bare bar (20kg)

16 x 30kg

5 x 40kg

5 x 50kg

3 x 55kg

4 x 57.5kg

1 x 60kg

Woohoo PB pushing almost bodyweight :D

Bench press:

5 x bare bar (20kg)

5 x 30kg

6 x 35kg

1 x 37kg

Another PB. Not by a lot, but some, and that's good enough for me.

My form was better for both these too, Rob was correcting me far less! And didn't have to save me with my bench except once :) yay!

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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Roller derby practice last night was AMAZING!

 

I now ache, all over my body. My hands hurt, my feet hurt, my legs, my back, my chest, my arms. I woke up in the night and I was so dehydrated I felt drunk xD.

 

But I felt so much stronger. There was more strength behind my hits and I felt so much more stable. My legs are finally strengthening up and are able to carry me right through a practice without being shattered.

 

Excellent!

Level 8 Half Elf Ranger

 

STR:19 ~ DEX:6 ~ CON:21 ~ WIS:20 ~ STA:12 ~ CHA:9

 

 

Current Challenge - Previous Challenges: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

 

 

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies within 10 feet of the pack."

 

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I'm sorry you had the health scare--I'm glad it wasn't anything too serious and that you're feeling better. And kudos for getting right back on track afterwards (and hitting PRs!). It sounds like the strength training is really paying off for you in roller derby, which is great! Keep up the awesome progress!

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