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Clearly the machines are preparing to rise against us. They've invaded our civilization. They're in our homes. The are even forming parasitic attachments to our heads that cause us to behave in bizarre ways.

Before we all get sucked into the matrix, we must take down the robots and live free of there wires and false realities.

Main Goal: Learn to Survive in a post-Robocalyptic wasteland. Unfortunately, the battle has already begun as the robots are well poised to destroy us and the damages they will pose to civilization are already happening. Food is becoming scarce. But the fight against metal and circuitry must continue or we are doomed. I must learn to survive on little food, maintain or gain strength while doing so. Perhaps, even, I may be able to find and exploit weaknesses in their circuits to gain the upper hand.

Edit: read: I'm starting on a long cut that is likely to last the rest of the year.

Goal 1: Lift Heavy Metal: Robots are made of metal. So the more I can lift the more control I potentially have over the bots.

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Everyone knows that if you can flip a robot onto its back its at your mercy.

Get a big three total of 1000 lbs.

I've already moved 1000 lbs. in one day. I just need to get the technique strong and correct. I couldn't claim it right out because my technique was bad. This is partially due to some weaknesses I'll need to annihilate by lifting. I'll be using a compressed cube program until I hit 1k. Some strength priorites:

Squat: bring up quad strength, squat with better form, do more front squats

Bench: get stronger off the chest, do paused reps

Deadlift: Just get stronger and pull more. Maintain a tight lower back arch.

Edit: I'm currently running a compressed version of the cube. I may go back to 5/3/1 when I'm done with that.

Goal 2: Relearn to lift with good technique: The robots have already corrupted my brain and motor reflexes with poor motor patterns causing faulty form that prevents me from utilizing my maximum strength. Especially on squats and bench press, at the moment.

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Meet "Bro-bot."

Reset form errors by doing a total of 4000 low bar pvc squats, and 4000 pushups and/or bench presses over the course of the challenge.

This goes hand in hand with Goal 1. I need to fix form by practicing more. They say 3000-5000 reps. I figure 100 reps/day should get me there. I practice my squat with a pvc pipe on my back. Pushups should sub for the bench. I mainly need to add more volume to work those chest and arm muscles.

Goal 3: Survive on oil: The robots have already destroyed most of the world's human food supply. There are a few leftover human food stores, but mostly what's left is oil.

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Follow a ketogenic diet with IF, and occasional Carb meals.

I'll be on a ketogenic diet and doing IF daily by skipping breakfast or at least eating no calories (tea and/or broth) until the afternoon. But, pre-1000 lbs., I'm going to allow a carb meal on workout days. Post 1000 lbs., I'll reboot my keto diet and switch to carb nite -- carb meals every 4-5 days.

Life Goal 1: Learn to break the robot's circuits and software. Robots with defunct circuits and programs cannot annihilate the human race. So if I learn to interfere with their circuits and break the programs that control them I can take them down.

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Or just find a way to make them hornier so they stay distracted.

Finish one book about embedded real-time systems. (I have about 200 pp. left)

Start reading my main text about software QA testing. (at least 100 pp.)

As I finish my masters I need to prepare for my future intended career in QA testing. A friend of mine likely has a job for me at his company doing testing for embedded wireless systems. I'm also looking into getting certified for QA and whatnot. So, I need to start boning up on the fields.

Life Goal 2: Be mindful during times of peace. The robots may in fact destroy us or absorb us into a vegetative state while the supplant our natural reality with their own virtual reality while they exploit our brain circuitry for bio-quantum computing. So I must learn to take respite when I can and enjoy what's left of reality as I currently know it.

Do one mindful activity everyday. Be it meditation, eating mindfully. Just make at least one deliberate attempt to spend a few moments in mindfulness.

I've also installed a mindfulness bell on my phone. It makes a meditation bell like ringing sound randomly, about an hour between rings. When it goes off, I stop and take a few breaths and re-center myself and try to take in the moment.

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saw this and thought of you and your squats

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Hmm... Maybe next challenge.
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I'm checking in and lurking.  Spent of funny pics and videos at the moment.

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Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

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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

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Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

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Compressed cube, CC_1.1

Warmup: pvc squats foam rolling and stretching

Heavy squat:

45# 10, 95# 5, 135# 5, 225# 5, 280# 5(2)

Explosive bench press:

45# 10, 65# 10, 95# 5, 115# 5, 140# 6(3)

Repetition Deadlift:

135# 5, 225# 5, 260# 3(8)

HIIT: stat bike, 6(20/40)

5 min. Stat bike cool down

This was good. Everything challenged me in a reasonable way. Heavy sets of 2 were enough to start tripping me up on rep two of the last the sets, and forced me to fix the weak spots without having to worry about doing three more reps.

Explosive bench really got me to learn how i need to stay tighter in my arch, because you can't generate maximal force without doing so.

Deadlifts were good. 70% felt like a good place to do reps like that. The last 2-3 get tough, but they're doable. I was hoping to do more, shooting for the full twelve, but I've never done that many Deadlift reps at weights like these excepting a few amrap sets.

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I'm using 90% of my shitty 1 RMs.

Squat: 380#

Bench: 230#

Deadlift: 405#

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Ah you fucker. Lol its so hard to just trust a program and build strength as oppose to testing it.  I so badly want to test my maxes again.  

 

Watching you run a version of the same program definitely motivates me to push more weight.

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I hear ya. Honestly, i should have just run another cycle of 5/3/1, then I would be stronger and testing again next week. Not sure when my next test is going to be. I could go for it during week three, or wait and do it on deload week.

We'll see.

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I hear ya. Honestly, i should have just run another cycle of 5/3/1, then I would be stronger and testing again next week. Not sure when my next test is going to be. I could go for it during week three, or wait and do it on deload week.

We'll see.

I'm thinking of doing a two day split of 5/3/1 next challenge(after consulting the warrior thread) to go with my mma training. You have any suggestions? I'm also cutting my old maxes by a lot as I haven't lifted heavy in quite some time

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I'm thinking of doing a two day split of 5/3/1 next challenge(after consulting the warrior thread) to go with my mma training. You have any suggestions? I'm also cutting my old maxes by a lot as I haven't lifted heavy in quite some time

Yeah. There's a section in the book that suggests this for people who can't lift 3-4 days a week.

Basically, just do squat/bench, and Deadlift/press, or any pairing/ordering of upper and lower body for the two workouts you like. At least that would be the smartest way i think). Then assistance work is all on you.

To figure out your TM, do as many reps at a weight that is challenging in the 3-8 rep range. Use the weight and sets to calculate your TM = weight + weight*reps*0.0333

Take 0.9-1.0 of that based on how much of a badass you think you are. Plug that into a calculator for the program and you're set.

Btw: I typically run mine with a 0.9 TM. It's always pretty easy starting out, but I always get good returns from the lighter load because I typically get more reps per set on the amraps and better recovery.

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Yeah. There's a section in the book that suggests this for people who can't lift 3-4 days a week.

Basically, just do squat/bench, and Deadlift/press, or any pairing/ordering of upper and lower body for the two workouts you like. At least that would be the smartest way i think). Then assistance work is all on you.

To figure out your TM, do as many reps at a weight that is challenging in the 3-8 rep range. Use the weight and sets to calculate your TM = weight + weight*reps*0.0333

Take 0.9-1.0 of that based on how much of a badass you think you are. Plug that into a calculator for the program and you're set.

Btw: I typically run mine with a 0.9 TM. It's always pretty easy starting out, but I always get good returns from the lighter load because I typically get more reps per set on the amraps and better recovery.

I'll probably do the .9 as well as I'll be training 4 other days a week, and I don't want to die lol. Be warned, I'll probably ask you a ton of questions
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Ah you fucker. Lol its so hard to just trust a program and build strength as oppose to testing it.  I so badly want to test my maxes again.  

This. So much this. I haven't tested my maxes since my comp in January and it's absolute torture. Some days I want to strangle coach when he doesn't let me go heavier.

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This. So much this. I haven't tested my maxes since my comp in January and it's absolute torture. Some days I want to strangle coach when he doesn't let me go heavier.

Build strength, don't test it. I keep repeating that to myself.  I missed a rep this morning cause I wanted to test instead of just sticking to it and building.  My challenge for the next 6 weeks is not to miss any reps after today.

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Build strength, don't test it. I keep repeating that to myself. I missed a rep this morning cause I wanted to test instead of just sticking to it and building. My challenge for the next 6 weeks is not to miss any reps after today.

You're lucky the challenge doesn't start till next week cuz I'll be egging you on on Friday. [emoji14]
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I haven't sweat like today in a while.

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Warmup: pvc squats, stretching, and foam rolling.

Heavy Bench: 45# 10, 65# 5, 95# 5, 115# 5, 135# 3, 170# 4(2), 8

Explosive Deadlift: 135# 5, 225# 3, 240# 3(8)

Repetition squat: 45# 2(5), 135# 5, 225# 3, 245# 6, 2(4), beast mode on 2(6)

Stat bike: 1 min high intensity, then HIIT 7(20/40), 4 min. Cool down

Grunting like a gorilla passing a kidney stone on those last two sets of squats.

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I decided to fight aliens in this Challenge instead of robots.  So I am in the process of joining the X-COM Accountibilibuddies.  Well.  There are Cyberdisks.  Does that count?

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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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Well. We got in a few deadlifts, but no whiskey... :(

So Matty came to visit and we went to the strongman gym across town.

Warmup: squat 45# 2(10)

Press: 45# 10, 65# 10, 95# 3(5), 3

Front squat: 95# 2(5)

Axel clean and press: um, no fucking clue. Mostly doubles up to 140-150#.

Not sure what the Axel weighed. 20-25#?

Log clean and press: same deal, but I think we actually figured out the weight, but I forgot.

Atlas stones: 175# 2, 225# 1

Deadlift: 135# 5, 225# 3, 315# 1, 335# 1, 365# 1, 385# 1, 0

Damn it! Hips shooting up, back rounding.

Anyway, fun times pulling implements with matty.

There will be some trash talking coming.

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