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I’m competing August 22. The goal is to qualify for USAPL raw nationals.

Competition #1: 165 SQ 190 DL 80 BP = 435
Current: 205 SQ 200 DL 95 BP = 500
Goals: 533 3-lift total to qualify for Nationals in 63 kg class

 

I think I’m pretty set on the workouts. I’m consistent with them, and have only missed 1 in the past 2 challenges. I also don’t want to have a cardio/conditioning goal, as I’m approaching my competition and I don’t know how that will affect my strength and weight. The things I am struggling with are food and sleep. If I keep just doing the workouts and following the program, the numbers will come.

I’m also planning on doing a 10-day fast blast challenge starting Aug. 24, the Monday after my competition. So this challenge will be not so much a 6 week challenge, but more of a 26 day competition prep challenge and a 10 day challenge, with 2 days of pop-tarts, pizza, chicken wings and general fuckery in the middle.

 

26 day challenge

Quest #1: Stop eating like an asshole

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Things that need to happen for me to be successful here:

  • Stop eating out so much or ordering pizza

  • Don’t drink a ton of alcohol

  • Stick with daily nutrition plan from my coach.

  • Meal prep at least once per week (usually Sundays)

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I’m going to allow myself a few indulgences here, because I don’t do well with all or nothing apparently.

  • I can have up to 1 piece of dark chocolate per day. Just because I allow myself to have it, doesn’t mean that I HAVE to have it.

  • No alcohol leading up to the competition. Crunch time. I should be able to make it 26 days without wine or beer. If I want to celebrate post competition, that is totally fine and won’t count against me. I plan to have some wine this weekend before cutting it out totally. hehe

  • Once per week I can order food or eat out, as long as it is reasonable and fairly healthy. Try to keep within plan, but if it doesn’t that is ok. Try to stay away from pizza.

I think I’m going to do a combination of grading myself like last time on how well I stuck to my daily plan. But also add in a weekly grade on how well I stuck to the above 3 items.
A +3 CON
B +2 CON
C +1 CON
F 0

Quest #2: Loose and limber

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Mobility is crucial now leading up to competition time. I want to make sure I’m loose so that I can get my heavy strength workouts in without still being sore from the previous workout. Do some mobility every day for at least 5 minutes: foam roll, stretch, yoga, massage, whatever. Once I get going I usually end up going for more than 5 minutes anyways.

24+ days = A +3 DEX
20-24 days = B +2 DEX
<20 days = F

 

Quest #3: Get a routine

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I’ve been trying and only partially succeeding the past 2 challenges in getting to bed on time and waking up on time in the morning. Sleep was a big struggle for me during the last challenge. I know I can do better here, I think I just might need more push. I’ve signed up for this free online course on How to be a Morning Person http://littlegreendot.com/morning-person/ It’s a 28 day course, by email. (BTW if anyone else wants to do this with me that would be great!) I want to complete each day’s content on the day it is released and start implementing it that evening or the following morning. There are 3 'classes' a week for 4 weeks, so 12 lessons.

12 days = A +2 WIS
10-11 days = B +1 WIS
<10 days = F

 

Quest #4: Ditch the caffeine

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I’d like to eliminate caffeine from my diet the week leading up to the competition (so beginning August 15) so that it may be more useful to my body on the day of the competition. I typically drink a few cups of tea a day, and I did buy a caffeine free variety to prepare myself so this should be easy.

No caffeine 7 days prior to competition = +2 STR

 

10 day challenge starting August 24

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Complete the 10 day fat blast according to plan. I will give you more details on what the diet actually consists of once it gets closer, but if anyone else wants to do this with me, an accountability partner would be awesome. This will be pass/fail based on whether I complete all 10 days (barring any medical issues, which I don’t anticipate, but you never know).

Finish all 10 days = +2 STA (mental stamina), +1 CHA

 

Life Quest: Be an adult.

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Do 1 thing to make my apartment cleaner everyday.

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

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So this challenge will be not so much a 6 week challenge, but more of a 26 day competition prep challenge and a 10 day challenge, with 2 days of pop-tarts, pizza, chicken wings and general fuckery in the middle.

 

I love this description.  In!

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I did a 7 day fast once. All water and supplements.

Days two and three are hard. Everything else is pretty easy.

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yay! love the plan! all the best for the comp too!

 

and definitely interested in the 10-day blast, once you give the deets i may be in for some accountability fun :D

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Squee! Competition!  So excited! 

 

Re caffeine: I recommend the slow wean instead of the cold turkey.  I'm not sure how much caffeine you actually consume now, but getting off it can be sucky - tired, cranky, headachy.  It may behoove you to start the decaffeinization process sooner rather than later.  BUT ignore all this if you've done this before and know what works for you. 

 

also: 

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that pizza will be well deserved! 

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Checking in.  Good luck in the comps!

 

 

 

Quest #1: Stop eating like an asshole

 

Stu Pedassel is my nutritional role-model too.   :lol:  That's Matty's original, correct?

 

Since you are competing, you have to string together a lot of on-days and no off-day breaks - followed by:

 

 

 

with 2 days of pop-tarts, pizza, chicken wings and general fuckery in the middle

 

My PR according to MFP is 5K in one day and 3K in one sitting.

 

 

 

that pizza will be well deserved! 

 

Pretty much this.

 

Again - Best of fortune.  Hang on while I go grab and steal SS's blessing.

 

 

 

Good luck for the comp! May all your lifts be heavy and your lights be white.

 

Here it is!  Stolenze!

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Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

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

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

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My PR according to MFP is 5K in one day and 3K in one sitting.

 

...............I kind of want to try to beat this on vacation, though it would not do me good.

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My PR according to MFP is 5K in one day and 3K in one sitting.

 

 

 

HA!!  I got you beat!  5.5K in 1 day.  

 

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(in for not eating like an asshole... cause... see above)

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I did a 7 day fast once. All water and supplements.

Days two and three are hard. Everything else is pretty easy.

yay! love the plan! all the best for the comp too!

 

and definitely interested in the 10-day blast, once you give the deets i may be in for some accountability fun :D

Yea, Luckily mine involves actual food, just not as much as I'm used to. :-S

 

Squee! Competition!  So excited! 

 

Re caffeine: I recommend the slow wean instead of the cold turkey.  I'm not sure how much caffeine you actually consume now, but getting off it can be sucky - tired, cranky, headachy.  It may behoove you to start the decaffeinization process sooner rather than later.  BUT ignore all this if you've done this before and know what works for you. 

 

also: 

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that pizza will be well deserved! 

I have NOT done that with caffeine before, so maybe a slow wean would be necessary. I figured one week would be enough to help get it all out of my system, but I might try cutting it out a little earlier. What caffeine I do have is mostly tea. And I can't imagine I have more than 200 mg/day MAX. And I usually don't have caffeine on weekends at all.

 

In! Can't wait to see your hard work pay off in this competition :D.

 

I also signed up for the morning person challenge--I tend to be a morning person, but I've been moving slowly in the mornings lately. It would be good to establish a good routine before the fall.

I signed up for the How to Become a Morning Person class! I'm excited :)

 

It's something I've been wanting to work on as well.

 

Also, accountability ftw!

Yay morning peoples!!! I'm excited, hopefully I will develop new habits and learn something good.

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Yay morning peoples!!!

 

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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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More FC's:  Pistol Squats

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Bahahaha awesome.

 

 

Eating like an asshole today to get it all out of my system.

 

Did 40 minutes of yoga because THE GUILT.

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Eating like an asshole today to get it all out of my system.

 

As long as it was not pizza......  It was not pizza, was it?

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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As long as it was not pizza......  It was not pizza, was it?

 

Not yet.

 

All you guys right now...

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Sundays are my eat and drink like an asshole day. High five.

Me too. Not for the next 3 Sundays however.

 

It's so hard to stick to sleep goals! In for sleep goal buddies (and comp prep).

It really is! Let's do this Zzz

 

In cause I mean...I'm I really NOT gonna be in on this for a whole 6 weeks?

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You're gonna bail as soon as my competition is over aren't you ;)

P.S. What is tapatalk? Is that something I should get on my fancy new smartphone?

 

Day 1 off to a strong start so far. Woke up 2 minutes before my alarm and actually got to work on time. Reviewed this mornings HTBAMP email, but haven't completed my action steps yet. Lower body workout tonight.

The airport is giving us free ice cream this afternoon and I already promised mine to someone else, so no problems there.

 

HAPPY CHALLENGING EVERYONE!

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Oh yea you have a smartphone now! Yea, j suggest getting Tapatalk, I fought it for some reason when I first got on the forums, makes it a lot easier to navigate. Found a lifting app yet?

And I never bail...oh wait, there's gonna be a 10 day cut? Unmm...well...I mean...

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I'll start the Burpee Challenge again before I try a Morning Challenge.  Ugh.  One thing I have never been able to figure out in working life is - What is so sacred about 8:00am that everybody all the office people have to be there at 8:00am?  (My theory is conditioning that goes all the way through school years.)  I think the next generation will bring in more flexible hours.

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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I'm very... " as long as I get all the work done on time, why does it matter when I do it?" Unless there's meetings, I don't understand being in the office by 7 or 8 or whatever.  But I do prefer getting in earlier so I can leave earlier, if I have to be there a certain number of hours.

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