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ALRIGHT

 

Competition season is no longer nigh, folks. It's HERE. My first meet of the season is this weekend, followed by another meet on 3/1, a third on 3/14 and finally Nationals on 4/10-4/11. That's a short season, I know, of just four meets, but chill out, I am a damned adult playing around with a sport for 4'11 girls that weigh 80 lbs. Last year, my first year back with the sport, I only competed in two meets, so already this is double the competition time from just last year. Ohhhhhh, boy.

 

How prepared am I for this weekend? Well, let's just say... hahahah, I'm so not. Now, this is the feeling I do not want to have coming up on April, so here's what we're going to do to fight that. First, we're gonna do a bunch of body waves to get the wiggles out.

 

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Then, we're gonna get down to business.

 

Goal 1: I just wanna make you sweat

*Huff and puff: HIIT workouts 2x per week

*Flex Zone: Give proper attention to accessory lifts and exercises post-workout 3x per week

 

-> 30 total points possible

 

I'm holding on to the HIIT workouts from last challenge and trying to stick with that plan through this cut and through competition season. Largely because of these HIIT sessions that I've been squeezing in after my lifting workouts, I've been cutting my accessory work short or neglecting it completely. I am stating it now as a priority to force myself to do BOTH the HIIT and the accessories at full effort because it's not like they're in the program for no reason. Fix those weak spots!

 

Goal 2: When I dip, you dip, we dip

*Pull: Put in 5 days/week of work on pulls and chins.

*Push: Put in 3 days/week of work on push-ups

*Dip: Put in 3 days/week of work on dips

 

-> 66 total points possible

 

This upper body work should help my bars immensely and bars has been a weak spot for who knows how long. I may adjust the programming as necessary to make it work better in my life and it's somewhat up in the air right now.

 

Goal 3: First we gonna work on the stomach (No one wants a lil tight ass)

*A good cut: Hit within ~600 calories of the weekly goal

+5 points for each week goal hit

 

*Measurable success: Progress photos for Challenge Start, Week 3 end, and Challenge End

Take measurements at Challenge Start, Week 3 end, and Challenge End

+2 points for each measurement/photo combination 

 

-> 36 total points possible

 

Let's get fighting fit and trim. Girl, your leo is tiny. While we don't want a lil tight ass, we definitely don't want our ass hanging out either. 

 

Goal 4: Back, back, back it up

*Post daily reflections: These can be nebulous thoughts about something during the day, a response to a particular situation, a self-evaluation of a new skill, a victory I didn't think I would achieve, really anything that makes me stop and think meaningfully about what I got out of my day, workout or otherwise 

 

 -> 42 total points possible

 

This is a goal that worked really well for me previously and I believe really helped me stay on point and focus on the right things.

 

 

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OMG, best of luck to you in your competitions!! Love that you've designed your challenge around making sure that you have a successful competition, it'll definitely help with the nerves! 

 

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OMG, best of luck to you in your competitions!! Love that you've designed your challenge around making sure that you have a successful competition, it'll definitely help with the nerves! 

 

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Thank youuu! I hope so! NERVES, UGH!

 

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No idea how I missed following you last time (I saw your post to the Assassin wrap-up and was like WHAT HOW DID I MISS THIS AMAZINGNESS????) but I am rectifying that this time1  Gymnastics are soooo coooooooooooooooooooool!

 

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Yes, there will be videos, haha. I may not share from this weekend depending on how it goes... buuut, some kind of videos will definitely be shared, I promise. 

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Yayyyyyyyy, subbed for all your awesome gym-NASTYness, way to set the challenge!! Wow, you will be super strong this time  :triumphant:

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Everything is so focused and intense.  I love it!

 

It's really nice that you have 4 meets kind of closely spaced.  At least you'll have a great chance to conquer any nervousness you might have and get all of your routines really polished before Nationals.  

 

Good luck with the cut.  It's not going to be fun, but I know you can do it.  :)

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Oh you guuuuys. <3

 

Day 0.4

Last gymnastics practice before the meet on Saturday and I woefully squandered it. I did a bunch of tumbling passes -- really, a LOT of tumbling. From there, I did two dance-throughs of my floor routine and SOMEHOW discovered about 10 seconds where I do not have anything choreographed. I can't for the life of me figure out what I had been doing previously for those ten seconds. I spent the entire rest of practice dancing around trying to figure it out. Did I figure it out? NOOOOPE. Did I make it to any other events? NOOOPE.

 

So, I'm feeling a bit loony and will be dancing around my living room tonight to try to patch the gap. 

 

Also, it turns out we have too many people for uneven bars which is kind of awesome because the rec team has gotten that big (10! competing! omigosh!) and because it means some of us will have to sit out on the event... which I may volunteer to do as my routine is only a handful of skills and I really want those who have not had the chance to compete bars and are only competing bars or bars + one other event to have the opportunity to compete. We'll see how it shakes out on Saturday. 

 

Anyway, ugh, the nerves. Gotta body wave it out

 

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I think this will fill the 10s gap wonderfully. :D

Hah! I was just going to say the same. :)

 

That's awesome that your team has gotten so big! Awesome peeps doing awesome things in an awesome way.  heh. And nice of you to consider bowing out to give more people an opportunity to compete. What's the max # of people/apparatus that you're allowed during a competition?

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If I could do it as seamlessly, I would seriously consider adding in that reverse wriggle worm thing. :D

 

As for max participants, I think we're limited to 8 for a team at Nationals (but you can still participate on a 'B' Team or something like that if you go over), but this meet set the cut off 7 per event. I heard they had trouble securing judges, and as of right now, we only have two women's judges for the entire meet. That means only two events could be going on at the same time, so I think the limit is just to try to get the meet moving a bit faster. 

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2 judges? that seems very low. And who will be the disdained russian judge in the panel if there's only 2 of them?

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