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I've tried to figure out how to make random goals tie into a random topic, but so far I've come up with exactly... nothing.  But I don't want my challenge page to be bland, so I'm going to throw in random firefly pictures to improve things.

 

Take this guy for example. He looks pretty creepy. His stealth ability could use work though.

 

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Thanks to Google, I just learned that there is a Firefly Airlines based in Malaysia.  Definitely random, but I can tell my post is getting better by the minute.

 

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How about this guy?  A trained ninja so he'd probably fit in with the assassins.  Of course he tends to use explosives, which don't require a whole lot of training if you use enough.

 

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Now that I've got that out of the way, let's throw in my random goals.

 

 

Goal 1:  Crazy Assassin Mini Challenges

 

Like many of you, I am addicted to the mini challenges.  So much so that I've run two unofficial ones between our normal 6WC.  For me, sticking to a standard routine for a month and a half is nearly impossible.  But throw in random exercises every week and I'm there.  Make it competitive (or cooperative) and you'll never get rid of me.

 

Goal 2:  Push-ups and Neutral Grip Pull-ups

 

Near the end of the last 6WC I started doing three sets of push-ups every morning before getting ready for work.  I'd like to continue that during this challenge.  I also am going to work on neutral grip pull-ups for something a little different.  I figure 2-3 sets in the evening (3-4 times per week) should be do-able.

 

Goal 3:  Random Parkour Conditioning

 

Some time ago I ran across Ryan Ford's page on YouTube.  During the last challenge I tried a few things, including fun stuff like underbars, ground kongs, and quadrupedals. During this challenge I'd like to focus on it a bit more.  At the moment I am going to work on the Untrained Beginner Parkour Exercises playlist that Mr. Ford posted.  Hopefully there is enough variation in there to keep me from getting bored.  If not, I'm sure I can find other videos for inspiration.  Hopefully I can fit this in a couple days per week... though it is certainly a lower priority than the Crazy Assassin Mini Challenges (did I mention I'm an addict?)

 

OK, that should take care of it for this 6WC.  Let the fun begin!

 

 

 

What's that?  You were expecting something different when you saw "firefly" in the title?  Something of a western-in-space variety?  Good, because that's actually what I was referring to.  Those earlier pics were just to mess with you   :)

 

Now, as I was saying, let the fun begin!

 

 

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Ahhh, Firefly! I will forever be sad about that show's abrupt ending, though the movie was awesome and Summer Glau should rule the world. Also, cool goals. I really want to see what we've got our new challenges, last time was so fantastic.

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Day 1 - I was a little tired this morning but managed 14, 10, 10 on the push-ups (compared to 18, 14, 10 a day or two earlier.)

 

I got myself into a micro-challenge against Krazi3man and MR_Willes doing bodyweight squats...

 

 

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Yes perhaps I am insane, but I enjoy every minute of it.  Well, except for the DOMS.

 

I've made it to 350 reps so far and might be able to get a few more in before bed.  The first 100 I did before working on the yard.  The rest were during commercial breaks while watching American Ninja Warrior.  During ANW I also completed 4 total minutes of side planks (60 seconds at a time) and three sets of parallel grip pull-ups (7, 6, 5.)

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Finally. Sorry for being late. Could find you. ;)

And looks like you had a great start.

 

As usual, I waited til the last minute to post my challenge thread.  It was a combination of working on the unofficial challenge and not knowing what I wanted to do for this challenge.  Thanks for stopping by :)

 

 

If you get bored with the beginner parkour exercises, you could always delve into the many, many ways to do parkour QM

 

 

Thanks, those look fun!  I'm sure I can get my son to try some of them out with me.

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Random comment - I saw my first bonafide firefly (the bug) last week and it was spectacular. Take a west coast girl to Iowa and that's what she notices. Now if I could just find Mal Reynolds in the wild, well....

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Officer's Log. Stardate 07282015  (Tuesday)

 

Completed 10, 15, 10 push-ups in the morning.  Signed on to the Nerdiprise, working in Engineering.  Completed 60 burpees to help keep the ship running.

 

 

Stardate 07292015 (Wednesday)

 

Completed three sets of burpess (10 reps each) this morning.  Since they include push-ups I figure they will count for my daily push-up goal.  My son and I spent almost 20 minutes going through the moves in the QM video Nymeria posted above, which was a lot of fun!  I completed my 3 sets of the BBWW plus an additional 15 burpees to further help the Nerdiprise.  I only managed two sets of parallel pull-ups (6, 4.)

 

The last few days I'm finding myself to be hungry more often.  I think I need to up my calorie count to keep up with the extra exercise.

 

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Goal 3:  Random Parkour Conditioning

 

Some time ago I ran across Ryan Ford's page on YouTube.  During the last challenge I tried a few things, including fun stuff like underbars, ground kongs, and quadrupedals. During this challenge I'd like to focus on it a bit more.  At the moment I am going to work on the Untrained Beginner Parkour Exercises playlist that Mr. Ford posted.  Hopefully there is enough variation in there to keep me from getting bored.  If not, I'm sure I can find other videos for inspiration.  Hopefully I can fit this in a couple days per week... though it is certainly a lower priority than the Crazy Assassin Mini Challenges (did I mention I'm an addict?)

 

I looked at the youtube link a few days ago and have been meaning to come back and give you a comparison to the Tapp Brothers course. I haven't watched all of the videos yet, but just looking at the names I can tell you that some of the moves are similar to the ones contained in the course. Other moves are the same as in GMB courses (elements). So you will probably be fine following the youtube videos and not need the course.

Having said that, I am enjoying the course, it is definitely pushing me and making me work hard.

 

Everything above should probably be taken with a pinch of salt, I have only completed 4 days afterall.

 

If you get bored with the beginner parkour exercises, you could always delve into the many, many ways to do parkour QM

 

Some of the moves in this are just like The bear, monkey & frogger from GMB. I can see why they were included, if you do any of them for 2+ minutes your muscles start to burn, so they must be good ;)

 

Random comment - I saw my first bonafide firefly (the bug) last week and it was spectacular. Take a west coast girl to Iowa and that's what she notices. Now if I could just find Mal Reynolds in the wild, well....

 

I saw them for the first time a few weeks ago too. I was following them around my mother-in-laws garden like a little kid. My wife went out and caught some for me to hold and see up close. they really are amazing.

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Looks like you are making steady progress. Well done.  :orange:

 

QM practice for parkour has to be one of the most difficult things to tackle as a beginner, at least from a muscle conditioning standpoint. Nothing else gets me feeling sore faster. Unfortunately, I tend to practice QM least of all because of this. Something to work on.

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Hi there Fellow Firefly Fan!

 

I did indeed feel a bit ripped off at the lack of actual Firefly photos at first, but happily you came through with the goods later in your post! Hurrah!

 

Best of luck with your challenge! Thanks for posting the Untrained Beginner Parkour Exercises link - I have long been interested in parkour, so I will certainly check that out.

 

But for now, I'm going to check out the new circus school (YAY!) that just opened in my town - can't wait!

 

Have a stellar 6 weeks!

 

Sarah

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Hi there Fellow Firefly Fan!

 

I did indeed feel a bit ripped off at the lack of actual Firefly photos at first, but happily you came through with the goods later in your post! Hurrah!

 

Best of luck with your challenge! Thanks for posting the Untrained Beginner Parkour Exercises link - I have long been interested in parkour, so I will certainly check that out.

 

But for now, I'm going to check out the new circus school (YAY!) that just opened in my town - can't wait!

 

Have a stellar 6 weeks!

 

Sarah

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I looked at the youtube link a few days ago and have been meaning to come back and give you a comparison to the Tapp Brothers course. I haven't watched all of the videos yet, but just looking at the names I can tell you that some of the moves are similar to the ones contained in the course. Other moves are the same as in GMB courses (elements). So you will probably be fine following the youtube videos and not need the course.

Having said that, I am enjoying the course, it is definitely pushing me and making me work hard.

 

Everything above should probably be taken with a pinch of salt, I have only completed 4 days afterall.

 

Some of the moves in this are just like The bear, monkey & frogger from GMB. I can see why they were included, if you do any of them for 2+ minutes your muscles start to burn, so they must be good ;)

 

Thanks for the info. As we were going through the video on QM movements, there were a couple we had to skip.  There's no way I'm ready for a cricket, let alone a hopping cricket.  Something to work towards.

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Thursday: I decided to skip the burpees and do my normal push-ups in the morning (18, 15, and 11 reps.)  I worked through a 45 minute HIIT workout with the away team which was rather difficult.  It's been awhile since I've tried a cardio workout that long.  I should probably join the away team once per week to try and improve.

 

Friday:  Back to burpees in the morning (15, 12, 10.)  Three sets of BBWW which seemed a bit easier than the first attempt, especially compared to the HIIT workout the day before.  I also managed two sets of parallel pull-ups (6, 6.)

 

Saturday:  I decided to take it easy today so I moved to Weapons/Shields. My previous numbers were from the Nerdwarts 6WC.  Push-ups improved from 24 to 26.  Wall sit improved from 133 to 150.  

 

I also threw in a couple sets of parallel pull-ups late (5, 4.)  While running around with my son this afternoon I did a little QM but nothing challenging.

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Today was mostly a day to relax, though I did knock out 100 push-ups throughout the day to help with the tribble trouble. I also worked on QM a bit while chasing my son around the house.

 

Oh, and I realized after going to bed last night that I completely forgot about the Firefly pics on my last post.  So today I'll add a couple to make up for it.

 

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Monday was another push-up day to help with tribbles.  I woke up rather tired, so my morning sets were a little low compared to previous days (12, 12, 8.)  Including the evening push-ups while watching ANW, I had 105 for the day.

 

Today I decided my shoulders needed a break from the push-ups and burpees of the previous week.  I did a little stretching to help the Med Bay team.  After a little yard work I did a few sets of pull-ups on the pecan tree.  Now that I've gotten the push-ups down as a regular habit, I think I need to do the same with pull-ups.  I don't know if I will add them in the morning or evening though.

 

Lately I've started doing a few one-leg squats throughout the day. These are done bent forward with my free leg behind me.  At the moment I think this is working my balance more than my legs, but I'm hoping to work up to doing more than 2-3 at a time per leg.

 

 

 

Oh, I almost forgot the random pics   :)

 

 

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Not firefly, but since Alan Tudyk is getting attention, I thought I'd post.

 

How far down can you get on the one leg squats?

I've done some as part of the Tapp brother course and am not even sure I get to a 90 degrees (I'll have to set up a camera next time to do them to check my depth and form).

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Not firefly, but since Alan Tudyk is getting attention, I thought I'd post.

 

How far down can you get on the one leg squats?

I've done some as part of the Tapp brother course and am not even sure I get to a 90 degrees (I'll have to set up a camera next time to do them to check my depth and form).

 

I haven't seen that movie, but that clip makes me want to watch it :)

 

I haven't quite reached 90 degrees.  With my free leg behind me it makes it difficult to get terribly low while keeping it off the ground.  I am leaning over onto my grounded leg which helps me get close to 90.  At some point I'll probably switch to a pistol progression.

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