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So I’ve been procrastinating on posting for multiple reasons, but I suppose since it is the first day of the challenge, I should post mine and tweak down the road if necessary. This challenge should look familiar, because it’s basically me repeating my last challenge. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Overall goal: raise my total. Obvi. Although I don't know my current 1RM because I haven't tested since January, here's what I got:
Competition #1: 165 SQ 190 DL 80 BP = 435
Current: 175 SQ 190 DL 85 BP = 450
Goals: 533 3-lift total to qualify for Nationals in 63 kg class

 

The plan is to test squats and deads on Wednesday and bench on  Friday!!! So this will be updated, yay!

 

I potentially will compete in 57 kg class (125.5 lb vs. 138.75) I’ve been averaging about 129 last week. And have been about 131 the past few days after eating like a fatty (pizza + wings) I think if I keep up my fat loss I should be able to water manipulate a little to compete in that class. The qualifying total for that class is 488 lb, however, I’m still gonna shoot for 533 because I know it’s achievable. 488 should be easy, 533 might be a little bit of a stretch.

Quest #1: Start tracking those PRs

Since I’ve gone so long without testing 1RM in the gym, I need to figure out a way to keep track of my getting better. So I need to start tracking my rep maxes. For now I will go back in my logs for the past 6 weeks or so to populate. I will have for sure squat, bench press, conventional deadlift and sumo deadlift, and then as time goes on I will add things like chin-ups, pullups, OHP as I see necessary. I haven’t decided if I should make a separate thread to track these, or just update my first post in my battle log to do this. Thoughts? This will be a pass/fail quest.

 

Create post to track PRs, and update weekly and/or as PRs happen, +2 WIS

 

Quest #2: Don't be a fatass
Essentially, I eat really well Monday – Thursday (my workweek) and then fall apart by the time Sunday rolls around and shove pizza down my throat. Let’s work on that.

  • Stop eating out so much (aka stop getting pizza delivered on Sundays and just eat food that I have in the fridge)
  • Stop drinking so much booze – I’m actually very happy with my progress on this front, but still need to maintain
  • Stick with nutrition plan from my coach.
  • Meal prep every week (usually Sundays)

Things to worry about / exceptions:

  • June 12-14 - brother is in town visiting for a basketball tournament. It is also his birthday Sunday, which will probably involve brunch (which obviously includes copious amounts of alcohol, because, that's the point of brunch is to get drunk in the morning)
  • July 3rd – I have tickets to see Ed Sheeran at summerfest
  • July 4th
  • July 10-12 weekend – St Louis trip
  • Boyfriends football games: 6/20, 7/18 both home games. <- I did pretty well with these the past few times by packing food.

Grading that I did last time worked well. Grade myself on a daily basis and then average GPA style for an end score. Will be partially subjective, but I can’t think of a better way to do it. I’ve actually been improving a LOT on this front. Especially on weekends.

A +3 CON
B +2 CON
C +1 CON
F 0


Quest #3: Don't get injured
Do mobility every day for at least 5 minutes: foam roll, stretch, yoga, massage, whatever. This is just one of those things that I know I need to do, I just don’t like to do it. On the plus side, I just ordered a massage roller stick, so that should help.

40+ days = A +3 DEX
35-39 days = B +2 DEX
28-34 days = C +1 DEX
<28 days = F


Quest #4: Make that total go up!
Strength train 4x/week. I also visited the pole and aerial studio in town and I’m going to sign up for a 5-pack of classes. So in addition to my strength training I would like to visit the aerial studio at least twice during this challenge and do yoga/bodyflow at least twice. This would be a total of 24 strength sessions and 4 ‘flexibility’ sessions.

24 sessions = A +3 STR
20-23 sessions = B +2 STR
<20 sessions = F

 

Quest #5: Burn some fat!
Do 60 minutes of cardio/conditioning per week! 60 minutes x 6 weeks = 360 minutes total Now that it’s getting nicer out, the bicycle will be my preferred method.

>340 minutes = A +2 STA
300-340 minutes = B +1 STA
<300 minutes F



Quest #6: Be an adult.
Do 1 thing to make my apartment cleaner everyday. Whether that is take out trash, load or unload dishes, do laundry, sweep, mop, scrub toilets, vacuum, etc. Just do 1 thing every day to keep on top of it so that I don't need to do marathon cleanings for a whole weekend. This has TOTALLY been helping since I did it the past challenge and it’s awesome. I got the boyfriend on board too and our place looks great.

40+ days = A +2 CHA
35-39 days = B +1 CHA
<34 days = F

 

Also, not going to be an official goal, but going to list here for accountability purposes. I feel I kind of mastered this during my last challenge, but I don’t want it to fall apart so:

 

Unofficial Quest #7: Get to bed

On work nights (Su-W) TV, laptop, phone etc must be shut off by 10 pm and I should be in bed or getting ready for bed (showering, making breakfast, etc).

 

So even though this is very similar to last challenge and not very exciting, I still find that I like having imaginary internet points to keep me motivated and on track. So a challenge it is!

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I thought the engineering motto was "if it isn't broke, it doesn't have enough features!"

 

I may need to add a electronics shut off quest to my challenge.  I've been being good about it, but I may stick with it better if I add it for accountability.

Goal: Deadlift a (Female) Wookie (100 kg): 65.8%

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Checking in.

 

 

 

The plan is to test squats and deads on Wednesday and bench on  Friday!!! So this will be updated, yay!

 

I should look up to see if you have 5RM's or 3RM's.

 

 

Quest #1: Start tracking those PRs

Since I’ve gone so long without testing 1RM in the gym, I need to figure out a way to keep track of my getting better. So I need to start tracking my rep maxes. 

 

Oh!  Like this!

 

 


  • June 12-14 - brother is in town visiting for a basketball tournament. It is also his birthday Sunday, which will probably involve brunch (which obviously includes copious amounts of alcohol, because, that's the point of brunch is to get drunk in the morning)

Older or younger?  My sense is telling me younger.

 

Well - Have fun and good luck with the PR's!

 

EDIT:  Oh, yeah.....

 


Quest #5: Burn some fat!
Do 60 minutes of cardio/conditioning per week! 60 minutes x 6 weeks = 360 minutes total Now that it’s getting nicer out, the bicycle will be my preferred method.

 

There is a PvP Burpee Challenge against the Rangers, but nobody wants to join me.  It is not quite the same as cardio - more like HIIT.  Speaking of, I still have my daily dose to do.  -_-

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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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Maybe to help on weekends, do some meal prep on Thursday night or Friday to get you through it easier? 

I do that lol Sometimes I'm good... most times it's just ehhh I've been good the past 6 days, I deserve to splurge a little. And then a little turns into a lot. It's a work in progress.

 

I thought the engineering motto was "if it isn't broke, it doesn't have enough features!"

 

I may need to add a electronics shut off quest to my challenge.  I've been being good about it, but I may stick with it better if I add it for accountability.

Haha true!!!

 

Looks like a good loop to me!

 

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A very good loop. :)

 

Same goals !?

 

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Sorry for boredom. Boring = consistent;  consistent = results

 

Same goals, but they seem to cover pretty much everything we are all trying to do! Good luck and post your totals.from testing for your hard earned praise.

Thanks dood! I'll keep ya posted

 

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lol Beeker is my favorite muppet

 

Checking in.

I should look up to see if you have 5RM's or 3RM's.

Oh!  Like this!

Older or younger?  My sense is telling me younger.

 

Well - Have fun and good luck with the PR's!

 

EDIT:  Oh, yeah.....

There is a PvP Burpee Challenge against the Rangers, but nobody wants to join me.  It is not quite the same as cardio - more like HIIT.  Speaking of, I still have my daily dose to do.   -_-

Thanks! Yea I don't really keep track of 3RM or 5RM... until now :cool-new: .

I am the oldest... kind of. My brother is 1 year younger than me, my sister is 3 years younger than me. I also have 2 step sisters, one is 2 months older than me, another 3 years older than me.

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yeah!! let's not be weekend fatasses together!

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Consistency is never overrated. I'm here to continue my spying mission to cheer you on. :)

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I do that lol Sometimes I'm good... most times it's just ehhh I've been good the past 6 days, I deserve to splurge a little. And then a little turns into a lot. It's a work in progress.

 

I know the feels. Sometimes you just want a bowl of cereal. With ice cream. And chocolate sauce. On a brownie. 

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I love every single one of these goals. LOVE.  

Aww shucks. Thanks!

 

yeah!! let's not be weekend fatasses together!

Yes! Eliminate weekend fatassery! I feel there is enough of us we could possibly do some sort of PVP with a reward/discipline system? Mehhhbe?

 

Consistency is never overrated. I'm here to continue my spying mission to cheer you on. :)

Quick!!! The assassins are infiltrating! We must take action ;)

 

Your Tuesday squat workout seems crazy with volume.  I feel like a little bitch now...thanks.

It is crazy with volume.... doesn't change the fact that you're still a bitch ;)

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Day #1 RECAP

 

Quest #1: Start tracking those PRs

I think I will create this after this week’s new 1RM are set.

 

Quest #2: Don't be a fatass
Ate well. It was a medium day and followed the plan with no indulgences.

P/F/C – 181/57/186

Day 1 grade: A+

Quest #3: Don't get injured
Foam rolled post workout. Hamstrings are REALLY tight. I think I did too much sitting, not enough moving over the weekend.

1/1 days complete

Quest #4: Make that total go up!
Day 1 workout was a light upper body workout. This week is a ‘deload’ week of sorts to prep for testing this week, next week should return to your regularly scheduled programming. I think the reason behind this is that the competition I wanted to be in is this Saturday, so my coach is probably testing my progress to see how I would have done in that meet. (My theory)

 

Plan for Week 1

M- Light Upper Body

Tu- Light Back

W- Test Squats and Deadlifts 1RM

Th- yoga, bodyflow or aerial. Maybe ride bike to work.

F- Test Bench, probably more upper body accessory work

Sa- potentially loading and spotting for above meet. If not, cardio.

Su- rest. Possibly yoga or aerial.

 

Yesterday’s workout: TLDR: easy, boring, light

Warmup

Light Bench: 8x3x65

Standing Barbell overhead: 5x5x45

3 way DB raises: 3 rounds of 12: 8’s for front and side, 5s for rear

Face Pulls: 3x12x50 superset with

Tricep rope pushdowns: 3x12x 40/40/35

HS dips: 3x12x70

1 session

 

Quest #5: Burn some fat!
15 minutes treadmill incline walk after workout, prior to foam roll
15 minutes total cardio

Quest #6: Be an adult.
Got home late so did the low hanging fruit. Windexed mirrors in bathroom and bedroom.
1/1 days  

 

Unofficial Quest #7: Get to bed

Had all my gadgets off by 10 pm, but didn’t actually get to bed and fall asleep until after 11. Got home from watching the hockey game right at 10 pm and still needed to eat my last meal, make breakfast and shower. Tonight should be better.

 

Other notable things:

  • Went to a bar last night to watch the Blackhawks game and stuck to water, even though all of my friends were downing beer and shots like it was their job. It’s starting to get a lot easier to resist. I don’t feel like I have to be drinking, just because everyone else is anymore. If anyone has been following me and know my struggle with alcohol this is HUGE for me. :D
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Quest #6: Be an adult.

Got home late so did the low hanging fruit. Windexed mirrors in bathroom and bedroom.

1/1 days  

 

 

Other notable things:

  • Went to a bar last night to watch the Blackhawks game and stuck to water, even though all of my friends were downing beer and shots like it was their job. It’s starting to get a lot easier to resist. I don’t feel like I have to be drinking, just because everyone else is anymore. If anyone has been following me and know my struggle with alcohol this is HUGE for me. :D

 

 

yeah, did you see my monday was 'wiped down the counters'? mondays are hard yo.

 

that IS huge! great job!! gives me hope.

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Other notable things:

  • Went to a bar last night to watch the Blackhawks game and stuck to water, even though all of my friends were downing beer and shots like it was their job. It’s starting to get a lot easier to resist. I don’t feel like I have to be drinking, just because everyone else is anymore. If anyone has been following me and know my struggle with alcohol this is HUGE for me. :D

 

 

That's awesome. With you being in Wisconsin, I can understand how this can be hard. But it does get easier to not drink due to pressure. It's actually quite freeing. 

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and PR sightings 

May Br0din bless you with mighty gains, and may your shaker bottle always be full.

Wheymen

 

...and, if you die...  Walk it off - Captain America

 

Level 13: 1/4 Giant Warrior

STR - 50 | DEX - 19 | STA - 19 | CON - 14 | WIS - 28 | CHA - 24

My food logging is here*: MFP: tyrsnbdr

 

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Other notable things:

  • Went to a bar last night to watch the Blackhawks game and stuck to water, even though all of my friends were downing beer and shots like it was their job. It’s starting to get a lot easier to resist. I don’t feel like I have to be drinking, just because everyone else is anymore. If anyone has been following me and know my struggle with alcohol this is HUGE for me. :D

 

 

Congrats! I know you've been fighting this diligently--sounds like the hard work is paying off :).

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-:- THE LIONESS -:-

Challenge 2.1, 2.2

Supple Lioness Mobility

 

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FitNotes! It shows me my rep PRs. Everyday all day.

 

Does that require a smart phone?

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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