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Ack. One day late.

 

So! Last challenge my overall goal was to get to 69.3kg which was a success. Woot.

 

Then life intervened.

 

The last few weeks have been just treading water, keeping my food intake where it should be and squeezing in workouts in between the uni workload. Just six weeks until I've graduated. Six... long... weeks. The end of uni ramp-up is real.

 

No fancy challenge story this time. Just get it done.

 

Overall challenge goal: put on 1.5kg of muscle - 70.8kg (SDMA)

 

When this goal is reached I'll officially be the heaviest I've ever been in my life. And not in a bad way.

 

Sub goals:

 

1. Eat 2,500-3,000 calories a day. + 3 Con

 

2. Lift lots of heavy things every other day. + 3 strength

 

3. Write 500-1000 words of dissertation a day. + 2 Wisdom

 

4. Study for exams. + 2 Wisdom

 

5. Win.

 

 

Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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What's your dissertation about?

 

Extracting economic insights relevant to events management from live-broadcast-sports-events' social media activity.

 

Basically a massive excuse for me to learn to work with social media APIs and data mining, cleaning, and analysis programatically.

 

I'm an event management student but I really like programming and the course doesn't give many opportunities to do that, so when one presented itself I grabbed it.

Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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Are you trying to predict economic activity/impacts by measuring social media activity?

Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

Tally Sheet for 2019

Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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Are you trying to predict economic activity/impacts by measuring social media activity?

 

Not quite. Trying to establish the value of social media as a public good to both consumers of sports content and providers of sports content. Also building tools for other researchers to use who don't have the programming background.

 

Ye have an interest in economics?

 

Todays workout!

 

Deadlifts

Bent over barbell rows

Dumbbell benchpress

Dumbbell flyes

Tricep pushdowns (Elastic)

Dumbbell bicep curls

 

Total tonnage: 3.91 tonnes

Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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Hello again!  Out of curiosity - Are you planning to list the main sets and reps on your exercises?

 

Such as

N Sets, R Reps, m kilograms

Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

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

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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Hello again!  Out of curiosity - Are you planning to list the main sets and reps on your exercises?

 

Such as

N Sets, R Reps, m kilograms

 

 

Hi Sam! Good to see you again!

 

Can do. I wasn't sure anyone cared :)

Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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Absolutely!   :)

 

When you put in sets and reps and weights, we get to see you progress!

 

EDIT:  And so do you!

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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Ye have an interest in economics?

 

I'm pretty much interested in everything that impacts the real world.  One of my favorite podcasts is Russ Roberts' "Econ Talk".

Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

Tally Sheet for 2019

Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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Was in such a get down to business mood I totally forgot to do daily weigh in :(

 

On the other hand. I got down to business. :)

 

Feeling out the weights for the new split I'm doing for this challenge. Doing a two day split with mainly big lifts for hypotrophy.

 

Total tonnage: 3.192 tonnes

 

  • Front Barbell Squat
    • 18 kg x 15 reps45
    • 18 kg x 15 reps45
    • 18 kg x 15 reps45
  • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP)
    • 26 kg x 4 reps49
    • 18 kg x 10 reps56
    • 18 kg x 10 reps56
  • Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift
    • 26 kg x 10 reps46
    • 26 kg x 10 reps46
    • 26 kg x 10 reps46
  • Barbell Hip Thrust
    • 16 kg x 10 reps19
    • 16 kg x 10 reps19
    • 16 kg x 10 reps19
  • Standing Barbell Calf Raise
    • 22 kg x 15 reps11
    • 22 kg x 15 reps (PR)11
    • 22 kg x 5 reps9
  • Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise
    • 3 kg x 12 reps33
    • 3 kg x 12 reps33
    • 3 kg x 10 reps32
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Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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Hi Sam! Good to see you again!

 

Can do. I wasn't sure anyone cared :)

 

Woo hoo numbers!

 

There is another thing too.  Your thread is also going to get lurkers and people who occasionally check it out.  Sometimes somebody will disappear for a while then check in a good while later and they will notice if those number have changed by a lot.

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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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You still doing okay?  How is the lifting going?

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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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OK I'm back! Exams have finished and I went AWOL for a while while I focused those. Wasn't anticipating that but it happened.

 

So, next challenge is on June 8th mmmm?

 

Time to get back on the wagon.

Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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You still doing okay?  How is the lifting going?

 

Not going to lie. I've been slacking :(. On the plus side, I'm pretty sure it was worth it for a month to get the results I wanted.

Ideal weight: 78kg | starting weight: 63.8kg

LeadVonE - Level 1 Warrior

Past challenges: 1 2 3 4

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