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Caolan - Round 4 is for Strength


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I am back for my 4th challenge to start the new year.  My focus this time will be around some specific strength training goals.  This will leave me with 5 goals for the challenge, but I think they are doable if I push myself.

 

Goal #1: Complete the 100 push-up challenge.  Value: STR 2, STA 1.  My initial test for this goal was 22 push-ups.

Goal #2: Complete the 100 squat challenge.  Value: STR 2, STA 1.  I didn't do an initial test for this goal, but I know  I can do a set of about 30 body-weight squats before tiring too much to continue.

Goal #3: Plank every day, and reach at least 120 seconds.  Value: CON 2, STA 1.  My planks are around 65 seconds at the start of the challenge.

Goal #4: Experiment with some creative lighting techniques with my photography.  Value: WIS 3.

Goal #5: Finish each week under plan in MFP.  Value: 3 CHA.

 

I'll add my grading in the next day or two, but this should get me started.

Level 4 Ranger
STR 10 / DEX 6 / STA 6 / CON 8 / WIS 6 / CHA 5
Completed Challenges / PVP's: 
1 | 2 3 | 4 | YAYOG | 20-in-10

Current Challenges / PVP's: 5

 

 

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

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Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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Here are my week 1 results:

 

Goal #1: Complete the 100 push-up challenge.  I am almost at the end of the week 2 workout for the push-up challenge.  Things are going well so far.  My last workout was about 65 pushups (broken down into 5 sets).

Goal #2: Complete the 100 squat challenge.  I did sets of 35 this week, so I am moving up a bit.

Goal #3: Plank every day, and reach at least 120 seconds.  I planked 6 days this week, doing a max of 93 seconds at the end of the week.  I am definitely on track for this goal so far.

Goal #4: Experiment with some creative lighting techniques with my photography.  I had to send my camera in for repairs this week, so I am going to have a hard time achieving this goal.  I may have to focus on reading and planning for creative lighting, rather than actually doing the lighting, because the camera won't be back for about 3 weeks.

Goal #5: Finish each week under plan in MFP.  I did not do so well on my calorie goal this week.  I only tracked completely on 4 days, and I was over on several of them.

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Level 4 Ranger
STR 10 / DEX 6 / STA 6 / CON 8 / WIS 6 / CHA 5
Completed Challenges / PVP's: 
1 | 2 3 | 4 | YAYOG | 20-in-10

Current Challenges / PVP's: 5

 

 

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93 second plank!  That's pretty amazing.  

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Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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I am not doing a very good job of posting here on NF.  Here is my Week 2 and Week 3 update.  I am doing well on 2 of my goals, but slacking on the other 3.  I guess that's why they call this a "challenge."

 

Goal #1: Complete the 100 push-up challenge.  I have been making good progress on my push-up workouts, and have finished the first 3 weeks of the 6-week program.  Getting to 100 in a single set is going to be tough, but I am now doing more than 100 in a workout - my last workout was 120 push-ups broken down into 5 sets.  My maximum single set is now 40 (up from 22 a few weeks ago).

Goal #2: Complete the 100 squat challenge.  I have not done much work toward this goal.  It is less daunting than the push-up challenge because of the YAYOG work I did with many of you late last year, but I am definitely behind schedule on this goal.

Goal #3: Plank every day, and reach at least 120 seconds.  I am planking about 5 days a week, and have maxed at 130 seconds.  I have, therefore, already met this goal.  This was a big, but very good surprise for me!  Since I have hit my goal, I am trying to push toward a 3-minute plank in the next few weeks.  At this point, any more time is a bonus.

Goal #4: Experiment with some creative lighting techniques with my photography.  I got my camera back this week.  I will try to make some progress on this goal in the remaining 3 weeks of the challenge.  

Goal #5: Finish each week under plan in MFP.  I have not been tracking regularly in this challenge.  I did kick myself in the butt earlier this week to eat better - I think I am running a deficit in MFP, but I am probably not hitting my planned deficit of 750 calories per day.

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Level 4 Ranger
STR 10 / DEX 6 / STA 6 / CON 8 / WIS 6 / CHA 5
Completed Challenges / PVP's: 
1 | 2 3 | 4 | YAYOG | 20-in-10

Current Challenges / PVP's: 5

 

 

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You've made great progress on many of your goals, especially those push ups.  Maybe you can save the squat challenge for next time?  

Race: Amazonian Ogre Princess | Class: Ranger | Profession: SuperHero

Level: 19 Ranger | STR 36 | DEX 29 | STA  35 | CON  43 | WIS 35 | CHA 23|

 

Spoiler

 

Epic Quest Avatar Lifting profile | D&D Character Sheet

Accountibillibuddies: Doodlies setting the world alight

Roadmaps: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021

 

I am not saying I am Wonder Woman. I am just saying no one has ever seen me and Wonder Woman together in the same room.

 

Current Challenge: Shello Finally Fitnesses (sort of) and does some other things

Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 789, 10, 11, 12 , 131415, 1617181920, 21, 2223242526272829303132, 33, 3435, 36??

Starting weight = 290.4; Current weight = 269; Total pounds lost: 21.4

 

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