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First challenge not as a noob. I feel at home amongst my people :)

So last challenge I set the bar pretty high on my nutrition goals... and totally got annihilated by them. So let's work on that. My main quest is still the same of getting a 500 lb 3 lift total while remaining in 138 lb weight class.

 

GOALS:

 

200 SQ 100 BP 200 DL = 500

 

CURRENT:

 

175 SQ 85 BP 190 DL = 450

 

 

3 goals:

 

1) Do a modified version of a PLP. I really want to work on building up my bench plus my pullups. So this will be good for me. (Plus lunges will help as stretching :) ) So day 1 do 1 of each pullup (or chinup), lunge, and pushup, working my way up to 42 on day 42. Can use bands or do negatives as required for pullups, the point is to just do them. Obviously on top of my scheduled workouts.

A - Completed 40+ days +3 STR. Bonus +1 CHA for completing all 42 (because there is nothing more empowering than saying you can do a pullup)

B - Completed 35+ days (5 weeks) +2 STR

C - Completed 28+ days (4 weeks) +1 STR

F - Completed <28 days

 

2) I want to focus on mobility this challenge. (Taking some inspiration from Alanna) With my next competition not coming up for a while I’d like to make this a priority. So every day I want to do either some foam rolling, stretching, yoga or other mobility work for 5 minutes. Baby steps.

A - Completed 40+ days +2 DEX, +1 CON. Bonus +1 STA for completing all 42

B - Completed 35+ days (5 weeks) +1 DEX, +1 CON

C - Completed 28+ days (4 weeks) +1 DEX

F - Completed <28 days

 

3) So last challenge I limited myself to eating out or drinking once per week and that was setting the bar pretty high. So here I’m going to just try to do better. I’d really like to be more consistent on weekends, that seems to be my downfall. I can do excellent M-TH, but fall to pieces once Friday hits. SO here I would like to be no meals out or alcoholic drinks on workdays, and then allowing myself one per day on weekends (3 weekend days/week x 6 weeks = 18). This builds the framework for me to improve upon in the future. Exception! My birthday is March 12, which is a Thursday, which I will allow myself an extra 3 :D This would put my ‘allowance’ for a perfect score at 21, which is still improving on my 25 from last challenge.

 

A - 21 or less meals out + alcoholic drinks +2 CON, +1 STA

B - 25 or less meals out + alcoholic drinks +1 CON, +1 STA

F - >25 meals out +alcoholic drinks

 

Life Quest TBD I have a few ideas floating around but haven't made a decision yet.

I can't decide so I will have 2 separate life quests:

1) On work nights turn of gadgets (TV, laptop, etc.) by 10pm and *try* to sleep. At least be attempting to get ready for bed. 6 weeks x 4 worknights a week (-1 for last night because I didn't yet have this goal set, and also the Oscars were on) = Total of 23 nights

A - Completed 23 days +2 WIS

B - Completed 18+ days +1 WIS

F - Completed <18 days

 

2) Do 15 min of reading everyday. Preferably personal development, but not required. This should help me with above goal as well, I can turn off the TV and 'turn on' a book :)

A - Completed 40+ days +2 CHA

B - Completed 35+ days +1 CHA

F - Completed <35 days

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I feel at home amongst my people :)

 

Checking in and offering Engineer to Engineer support.  I heard a rumor that if you place two engineers in a crowded room, they WILL find each other.  "So, what do you do for a living?"  "I'm an engineer."  "Really?  Me too!"

 

 

 

My main quest is still the same of getting a 500 lb 3 lift total.

 

CURRENT:  175 SQ 85 BP 190 DL = 450

 

I am not the best person to offer advice with this, but I am sure somebody will check in.

 

 

 

 I really want to work on building up my bench

 

My first question is - Do you think it is a strength issue or a coordination issue?

 

Have you check the battle logs of any of the ladies around here?  You can take a look at one of those (Tankweasel and SpecialSundae are good examples) and compare what she is doing to what you are doing.

 

One of my goals over the next six weeks (as strange as it sounds) is to get started on you-tube and start uploading videos so that everybody gets to pick my form to pieces.

 

I have been told that building up your rows (like bent-over rows) will help with your bench press.  It took me a very long time to understand why.

 

 

 

So last challenge I limited myself to eating out or drinking once per week and that was setting the bar pretty high. So here I’m going to just try to do better. I’d really like to be more consistent on weekends, that seems to be my downfall. I can do excellent M-TH, but fall to pieces once Friday hits.

 

I'm old and lame - so I have a similar but opposite problem:  When Friday hits, I just want to go home, but I should be going to the gym.

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Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

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Found my fellow Wisconsinite!

 

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I'm not warrioring right now, but I heard WI, so I decided to stalk >_>

 

Besides, I'm an equal opportunity commentator.  

 

Found my fellow Wisconsinite!

 

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So much WI love.

 

 

Here to watch all the gainz.

GAINZ :)

 

 

Foam rolling feels awesome on sore muscles though. Do you do it before workout or after? 

Ermmm. Usually both, depending on what I am working that day. Legs, definitely both. Upper body usually only after.

 

You know I'll be following along :). Please pass along any good mobility exercises that you find!

Absolutely! :D

 

Checking in and offering Engineer to Engineer support.  I heard a rumor that if you place two engineers in a crowded room, they WILL find each other.  "So, what do you do for a living?"  "I'm an engineer."  "Really?  Me too!"

 

My first question is - Do you think it is a strength issue or a coordination issue?

Have you check the battle logs of any of the ladies around here?  You can take a look at one of those (Tankweasel and SpecialSundae are good examples) and compare what she is doing to what you are doing.

One of my goals over the next six weeks (as strange as it sounds) is to get started on you-tube and start uploading videos so that everybody gets to pick my form to pieces.

I have been told that building up your rows (like bent-over rows) will help with your bench press.  It took me a very long time to understand why.

 

I'm old and lame - so I have a similar but opposite problem:  When Friday hits, I just want to go home, but I should be going to the gym.

Nice! Engineering for the win :)

It's an 'I don't like to bench' issue mostly lol plus strength issue. Before I started lifting (a little over a year ago) I couldn't even do a pushup on my knees. So I just need to grease the groove, get in more volume and figure out what works for me. I didn't start benching either until I decided I was going to do a competition really.

The problem is I don't work, so I don't have that routine of wake-up, eat breakfast, have your shake at 10... yada yada. I'm improving though. :)

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Nice! Engineering for the win :)

And I forgot to ask what kind of Engineering.

 

ADDIT:  If you read through Darwin's Demon thread, you might find out who else if from Wisconsin.  I am next door in Minnesota.

Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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And I forgot to ask what kind of Engineering.

 

ADDIT:  If you read through Darwin's Demon thread, you might find out who else if from Wisconsin.  I am next door in Minnesota.

Mechanical, but I work in Aerospace industry. You?

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Mechanical, but I work in Aerospace industry. You?

 

Electrical.  The industry is related to power.

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Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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First challenge not as a noob. I feel at home amongst my people :)

So last challenge I set the bar pretty high on my nutrition goals... and totally got annihilated by them. So let's work on that. My main quest is still the same of getting a 500 lb 3 lift total.

 

GOALS:

 

200 SQ 100 BP 200 DL = 500

 

CURRENT:

 

175 SQ 85 BP 190 DL = 450

 

 

3 goals:

 

1) Do a modified version of a PLP. I really want to work on building up my bench plus my pullups. So this will be good for me. (Plus lunges will help as stretching :) ) So day 1 do 1 of each pullup (or chinup), lunge, and pushup, working my way up to 42 on day 42. Can use bands as required for pullups, the point is to just do them. Obviously on top of my scheduled workouts.

 

 

2) I want to focus on mobility this challenge. (Taking some inspiration from Alanna) With my next competition not coming up for a while I’d like to make this a priority. So every day I want to do either some foam rolling, stretching, yoga or other mobility work for 5 minutes. Baby steps.

 

 

3) So last challenge I limited myself to eating out or drinking once per week and that was setting the bar pretty high. So here I’m going to just try to do better. I’d really like to be more consistent on weekends, that seems to be my downfall. I can do excellent M-TH, but fall to pieces once Friday hits. SO here I would like to be no meals out or alcoholic drinks, and then allowing myself one per day on weekends (3 weekend days/week x 6 weeks = 18). This builds the framework for me to improve upon in the future. Exception! My birthday is March 12, which is a Thursday, which I will allow myself an extra 3 :D This would put my ‘allowance’ for a perfect score at 21, which is still improving on my 25 from last challenge.

 

 

Life Quest TBD I have a few ideas floating around but haven't made a decision yet.

 

 

Attribute points and scoring to be assigned after I determine my life quest.

 

Hey you! :D I am just writing up my 2nd challenge here and saw yours whoo hoo! I'm with Johnny Boy but I'll come back and read through your goals more closely before bed. YEA WARRIORS WHOO!! (though i'm gonna stay an "adventurer" technically for now haha) 

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Hey you! :D I am just writing up my 2nd challenge here and saw yours whoo hoo! I'm with Johnny Boy but I'll come back and read through your goals more closely before bed. YEA WARRIORS WHOO!! (though i'm gonna stay an "adventurer" technically for now haha) 

Yeeeee! Let me know, can't wait :)

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GGGIIIRRRLLLL lovin' your Quests! Yours are SO SPECIFIC which make it much easier to track and follow.

 

I think it was a great idea to cut yourself some slack on the diet! :) It's really hard to be "perfect" when it comes to eating out, but as long as you are improving I think that's the ticket! "Progress not perfection." x)

 

Plus, the mobility is sooooo smart. It will for sure help with any kind of soreness, better prevent injuries, and improve flexibility (though I'm sure you already know these things lol). Personally, I am a BIG fan of such training and always dedicate a good chunk of time pre- and post- workout time to stretching/flexibility. This helps my lazy body readjust to exercise haha and helps a lot with my injured ankle. (And, I just really enjoy being flexible hehehe). xD

 

 

Yeeeee! Let me know, can't wait :)

Whew! Finished my Challenge (link here and in signature).

 

As I'm still experimenting and finding my groove, I'm trying to be a bit more flexible with myself as last challenge I was too strict and had to do a lot of modifications along the way. x) I have several quests again, but they are simple and most are things I am already doing.

 

I haven't had time to write up my work-out in detail yet, but have been keeping a hand-written journal/log to track my progress (and avoid forgetting things hahahaha). I plan to write my battle log tomorrow and it will lay out everything I do for both workouts (strength m,w,f and karate tu,th,sat).

 

I also am not stressing the attribute points too much as last time I think I went a lil crazy trying to make it "perfect". (silliness) At the end of the challenge, I will honestly grade myself on each of my Quests and distribute points accordingly. Plus, knowing myself, there is a good chance the Quests will change/adapt as my fitness goals continue to evolve.

 

PUMPED FOR OUR 2ND CHALLENGE! BOOM BABY!

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So many enginerds. I love it :) I don't have to censor my geekiness.

 

GGGIIIRRRLLLL lovin' your Quests! Yours are SO SPECIFIC which make it much easier to track and follow.

 

I think it was a great idea to cut yourself some slack on the diet! :) It's really hard to be "perfect" when it comes to eating out, but as long as you are improving I think that's the ticket! "Progress not perfection." x)

 

Plus, the mobility is sooooo smart. It will for sure help with any kind of soreness, better prevent injuries, and improve flexibility (though I'm sure you already know these things lol). Personally, I am a BIG fan of such training and always dedicate a good chunk of time pre- and post- workout time to stretching/flexibility. This helps my lazy body readjust to exercise haha and helps a lot with my injured ankle. (And, I just really enjoy being flexible hehehe). xD

 

 

Whew! Finished my Challenge (link here and in signature).

 

As I'm still experimenting and finding my groove, I'm trying to be a bit more flexible with myself as last challenge I was too strict and had to do a lot of modifications along the way. x) I have several quests again, but they are simple and most are things I am already doing.

 

I haven't had time to write up my work-out in detail yet, but have been keeping a hand-written journal/log to track my progress (and avoid forgetting things hahahaha). I plan to write my battle log tomorrow and it will lay out everything I do for both workouts (strength m,w,f and karate tu,th,sat).

 

I also am not stressing the attribute points too much as last time I think I went a lil crazy trying to make it "perfect". (silliness) At the end of the challenge, I will honestly grade myself on each of my Quests and distribute points accordingly. Plus, knowing myself, there is a good chance the Quests will change/adapt as my fitness goals continue to evolve.

 

PUMPED FOR OUR 2ND CHALLENGE! BOOM BABY!

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Oh man, love that gif. I think I learned a lot from challenge numero uno. Stoked to kick some more butt on this one.

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Gainsdalf is a ME.  I'm an EET...

NICE! Will definitely stop by both of yours :)

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Edited my original post. Updates are in BLUE!

 

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I'm not an engineer, but I'm likely to be working with a bunch of electrical engineers in the near future.

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I'm not an engineer, but I'm likely to be working with a bunch of electrical engineers in the near future.

 

I heard a rumor Big Bang Theory is really funny to people who work closely with engineers.  You pick the character that one reminds you of.  One of my co-workers keeps saying I'm just like Sheldon.  But I am a messy desk person.

Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Day 1 woo hoo! Ready for this level 2 awesomeness. Today involved, work, workout (deadlifts for reps) and a few minutes of working on new side gig. Boyfriend is studying and then playing video games so I think I will just finish the night off with some reading.


 


Because I didn't explicitly state this above, I won't be posting my workouts here (unless I do something totally AWESOME!) But you can follow those over on my battle log.


 


Goals:


1) Crushed it. Did a negative pullup and also a few (not sure what to call them) but where I just hang and focus on 'packing' and unpacking my shoulders. 1 hand-release pushup, 1e split squat front leg raised


2) Did 5 minutes of foam rolling after my workout today


3) 0 meals out +alcoholic drinks


 


LQ 1) TBD should be possible tonight


LQ 2) TBD again, should be possible


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I heard a rumor Big Bang Theory is really funny to people who work closely with engineers. You pick the character that one reminds you of. One of my co-workers keeps saying I'm just like Sheldon. But I am a messy desk person.

I've been in grad school for six years, not an incredibly large difference.

I actually dislike that that show. To me its like "black-face for nerds."

I told my sister that, and she said "Yeah right. You just don't like it because everybody calls you a Sheldon."

Honestly, I don't even remember which one is Sheldon.

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