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Challenge #7 Waldgeist trains like a Werewolf
 
Backstory:
As William Waldgeist stumbled through the river of Valkyrie the waves clinged onto him, trying to drag ihm down and swallow his body into the deep dark waters. But he resisted their pull. This wasn't the first obstacle he'd had to overcome but it seemed like it was the last one. At the bank of the river there was a fortress and many people in black clothes were jumping around on the field below. With his last ounce of energy William left the water, stepped on to the field and collapsed.
 
Later he awakens in an infirmary, the smells of potions and creams leave no room for doubt what this place is used for. An old man with healer's crest tattoed on his left hand approaches: "Good, you are awake! After you were brought in we were worried, they tell me you came out of the river? But that river flows directly from the vicious wodds..."
"Yes, that's were we've been, for a long time. I was trapped there, but we managed to defeat it's master and that opened a way out. Not an easy, open road of course, but a narrow path full of obstacles, that seemed unconquerable, but we did it anyway!"
"Who is this we you speak about, are there others we need to look out for?"
"No, just me? What do you mean?"
"Nothing, maybe your nerves are still rattled. Surviving and fleeing from the vicious woods is a great feat. Not many manage to do that, at least to my knowledge.You must have many strong abilities. "
"Yes we possess great talent and training. Bitten by a wolf, touched by the Force, trained as an agent and in the ways of magic..... My head hurts, I see so many picture, hear so many voices in my head...."

 

The old healer guided the mind mage gently into the infirmary. "There he is, he fainted again after he awoke for a couple of minutes. Physically he is fine, I healed his wounds, there is nothing more I can do. But I fear for his mind and heart." The mage grabbed Williams head with her left hand and pressed her other against his chest. Mumbling spells of old she closes her eyes. The healer with his second sight observes how the aura of the mage merges with the one of the patient. When she openes her eyes again she sighes. "Interesting..."
"I think he'll want something more when he gets up. And so do I actually!"
"Well, it's simple. He is several people."
"Could you make it more complicated? I don't understand simple things."
"Several men were lost in the vicious woods, the only way to survive for them, was to merge into one person. But that's not the interesting part actually.."
"Hahahaha, oh, you are serious?"
"You know how we are near the edge of this universe and that there are others behind the rift? Each of this personas – I counted 5 if I'm not mistaken – comes from a different universe..."
"What can we do to help him?"
"Not we, him! He has to go to each universe and (re)live the life of each persona, probably several times. Then maybe there will be chance that they will be seperated again."
"What if he does nothing, just ignoring what happened to him?"
"He will go crazy, sooner than later actually, nobody can be several people withoung lossing it completeley....."

 

First Werewolf chapter
As I set foot on this earth the memory of Person #2 hits me (yes, I numbered them: 1 Jedi, 2 werewolf, 3 shield agent, 4 mage) hard. He was just a regular college student, pre-med/exercise science, when one night a wild animal (or so he thought) attacked him. The more I remember, the more I loose control. They are not just fading memories anymore, but it feels like I'm actually there, reliving his life from the moment he got changed minute for minute......
 
Challenge Goal: Get the basics down (Bodyweight + KB + Food)
 As you can guess from the backstory and the pictures below, this challenge has a TeenWolf theme.
 
Quest 1 – "Tansformed by the Bite" Armstrong Workout
Time to work on that pull-up, bitch. Last challenge I got in the habit of doing them regularly again. Now it's time to step it up and concentrate on increasing those reps. My maximum for an unbroken set now is 6 pull-ups. The ambitious goal for this quest is to get to two digits.
The Armstrong workout consists of two parts: Max push-ups in the morning and an actual pull-up workout in the afternoon/evening. And that for FIVE consecutive days a week.
 

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 Just one more....

 

Grading:                           Reward (2 STR I 1 STA I 1 CHA)
          5 days = A
          4 days = C
          3 days = D
 
Quest 2 – "Move like a Fox" GMB Floor 1 Phase 2/3
Continuation of last challenge. Basic strength training was phase 1. That is finished. Now to the interesting part: working on my skills.
No mobility sessions this time, just 3 different skill sessions, twice done each week. Phase 2 should take only 4 weeks, but longer is always possible I guess. But if I finish there is still work to do in form of phase 3.

 

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Handstands, cartwheels, pirouettes whatever bring it on.

 

Grading:*                           Reward (3 DEX)
          6 days = A
          5 days = B
          4 days = C
          3 days = D
 
*If I finish phase 2 I get an instant B+ at least, even if I would've gotten a lower grade normally.
 
Quest 3 – "Beast Mode On" Strength & Conditioning workout
This is basically a kettlebell plus whatever bodyweight only exercise aren't covered in Q1+2 quest. I want regulary do swings and TGUs (like 4-5 days a week) plus occasionally (read: no more than once/twice a week) snatches, military/push presses, jump roping, maybe even some running or whatever I can think of.
 

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I AM STRONGER!

 

Grading:                          Reward (1 STR I 1 STA I 1 CON)
          4 days = A
          3 days = C
          2 days = D
 
Quest 4 – "Druids know stuff" Study
I like to learn, I really do. I just have to get motivated for the studying part. Last challenge this was 8 hours per week, which was amibitious. I managed about a third. This challenge same time but harder grading.
 

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I wish I had studied more, so I would know what this shit is....

 

Grading:                          Reward (2 WIS)
          8 hours = A
          6 hours = B
          5 hours = C
          4 hours = D
 
Quest 5 – "Don't eat like a wendigo" Nutrition
Last challenge this didn't go so well either. Different approach now, very basic. First, keep an eating diary. Second, do intermittent fasting on every work day.
The first part doesn't need any explanation I think. The second part means on work days I'll eat only at work, which is an eating window of about 5-6 hours per day. I'm still going to prepare those meals at home and on the weekend I don't restrict myself at all.
 

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I'm just so hungy!

 

Grading:                          Reward (2 CON I 1 CHA)
         12 IF + diary days a week  = A
         10 IF + diary days a week  = B
          8 IF + diary days a week  = C
          6 IF + diary days a week  = D
 
Challenge Start Measurements:
Belly                 90 cm
Chest               95 cm
Arm                  26 cm
Arm (flexed)     30 cm

 

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Good luck!

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Well dang, it said Werewolf in the title and I came to investigate. From one Wolf to another-I wish you luck! And i'm gonna follow along because there's no such thing as a 'lone wolf' :)

 

Wolf

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Well dang, it said Werewolf in the title and I came to investigate. From one Wolf to another-I wish you luck! And i'm gonna follow along because there's no such thing as a 'lone wolf' :)

 

Wolf

 

Thanks, man!

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Fasten your seatbelts, folks! Challenge starts tomorrow. :highly_amused:

 

And I'm going in with a good feeling. Why? l went to see my parents today and my mother mentioned that my t-shirt was a bit tight-looking. I braced myself for a love handle remark, but instead she said "Your chest muscles are really bulging out, you've been working out a lot lately?" I was so baffled, I just replied "Yeah, I guess so...." :triumphant: Seems like last challenge paid off, and I didn't even concentrate on my chest. I don't dare to dream what my back/arms will look like after this one. B):tongue:

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W1 Monday

I tell you, if it wasn't day 1.....

We finished a big project at work today, which meant I didn't go home at 3 pm as usually, but at half past 9 pm, which means I effectively worked double time today.  But now it's done! Yeah, and I can do some pull-ups.....

 

Quest 1 – "Tansformed by the Bite" Armstrong Workout

Morning: 3 x Max Push Ups = 12-10-10

Evening: 5 x max Pull Ups (90s between) = 7-5-4-4-4

Quest 2 – "Move like a Fox" GMB Floor 1 Phase 2/3

No, no, no...

Quest 3 – "Beast Mode On" Strength & Conditioning workout

NO!

Quest 4 – "Druids know stuff" Study

Nein!

Quest 5 – "Don't eat like a wendigo" Nutrition

IF 1/6 (my eating window was 6.5 instead 6 hours long, but considering the circumstances, I don't give a shit)

Tracking 1/6: 3 eggs, 2 tomatoes, 1 banana. Poultrey, spinach, onions, chocolate. Cheese, pasta, sausage, bread, chocolate, grapes.

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I have come to stalk. ;)

 

You're very welcome! ;)

 

W1 Tuesday

Still a lot to do at work, but the worst is over and I slept in after yesterdays double shift and played some Old Republic after work to relax.

 

Quest 1 – "Tansformed by the Bite" Armstrong Workout

Morning: 3 x Max Push Ups = 14-12-12

Evening: Pull Ups Pyramid Sets (10s rest for every pull up in the set before) = 1-2-3-4-5-3[failed set]-2[max set]

Quest 2 – "Move like a Fox" GMB Floor 1 Phase 2/3

I need to get into the habit again...

Quest 3 – "Beast Mode On" Strength & Conditioning workout

S&S: 0.5/4 (24kg Kettlebell Swings 5x10 in 8:19)

Quest 4 – "Druids know stuff" Study

Same like #2.

Quest 5 – "Don't eat like a wendigo" Nutrition

IF 2/6 (my eating window was a perfect 8 today; I realized I wrote it down wrong yesterday the goal is 8 not 6...)

Tracking 2/6: Juice, bread with nutella, bread with sausage, 2 pieces of cheese, 2 tomatoes II 1 piece of cake, 1 piece of cream cake, juice II half a small onion tart, 2 eggs

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No more daily quotes? :D

 

Right, motivation is on it's way. ;)

 

 

W1 Wednesday              The workout is as hard or as easy as you make it.

 

Quest 1 – "Tansformed by the Bite" Armstrong Workout

Morning [3/5]: 3 x Max Push Ups = 10-12-10

Evening [3/5]: Pull Ups Training Sets =1 (60s between sets): Normal Grip 1-1-1 then Chin Up Grip 1-1-1 then Wide Grip 1-1-1

Quest 2 – "Move like a Fox" GMB Floor 1 Phase 2/3

Didn't workout yet, but I watched the tutorials and videos to understand what's coming.

Quest 3 – "Beast Mode On" Strength & Conditioning workout

S&S: 0.5/4

Rest

Quest 4 – "Druids know stuff" Study

Hours studies 0.5/8 (a little bit of Czech before going to bed)

Quest 5 – "Don't eat like a wendigo" Nutrition

IF 3/6 (8 hours again)

Tracking 3/6: Onion tart, cottage cheese with tomato paste, stew, hash browns, salad, blueberries, chemical milk, grilled cheese, bell pepper.

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Ummm... "chemical milk"? That sounds scary! :nightmare:

 

That's what I call Müllermilch,  flavored milk. I love pistachio-coconut, but I know the smell, taste and color are purely artificial. :highly_amused:

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Good good, I love them. 

Nice work! Aren't the GMB tutorial vids pretty great? Very clear.

Yes they are. I love that, too.

 

What do you get to do in phase 2?

 

A lot actually: Jumps and pirouettes, scales, cartwheels, rolls, candlestick, bridge, lever and handstands.

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That's what I call Müllermilch,  flavored milk. I love pistachio-coconut, but I know the smell, taste and color are purely artificial. :highly_amused:

 

I was not aware that there was such a thing like "pistachio coconut", but yeah. "Chemical milk" sounds kinda right for that. :lol:

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W1 Thursday              We don't do this because it's fun.... WE DO THIS BECAUSE IT MATTERS!

 

Eventful day: Instead of leaving work after lunch like planned I stayed there till 3:30 pm, because my boss had a last minute idea we had to implement immediately. The rest of the afternoon I spent with my little sister. She's going to college in a different state so I don't see her as often. I treated her to a piece of cake and some ice cream, and of course I joined in as well. After that I had some time to relaxe because from 8 to 10 I had a staff meeting. And after that I needed to do some pull ups, can't really manage to do anything else before falling into bed, head first.....

 

Quest 1 – "Tansformed by the Bite" Armstrong Workout

Morning [3/5]: 3 x Max Push Ups = 10-10-10

Evening [3/5]: Pull Ups Training Set = 2 reps (60s between sets): 12 x 2

Actually I should have kept going until I failed a set, but I really want to go to bed and if I manage to do at least 9 sets I have to increase the number anyway next time, I did 12, so I'm calling it a day!

Quest 2 – "Move like a Fox" GMB Floor 1 Phase 2/3

:nightmare:

Quest 3 – "Beast Mode On" Strength & Conditioning workout

S&S: 0.5/4

Quest 4 – "Druids know stuff" Study

Hours studies 0.5/8

Quest 5 – "Don't eat like a wendigo" Nutrition

IF 4/6 (8 hours again)

Tracking 4/6: Meatballs, tomato, banana, meatballs, spinach, cake, ice cream

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W1 Thursday              We don't do this because it's fun.... WE DO THIS BECAUSE IT MATTERS!

 

 

I really like that. Exactly what I was telling myself this morning.......in a much more colorful way. :P

 

Plenty of rest and family time are important. Continue with the butt kicking tomorrow my friend. ;)

 

Have a most fabulous Friday Waldgeist! 

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W1 Friday              Done is better than fun.

 

This week just needs to be over soon, workwise. 10 hours today again, and tomorrow another two....

 

Quest 1 – "Tansformed by the Bite" Armstrong Workout

Morning [3/5]: 3 x Max Push Ups = 12-12-10

Evening [3/5]: Pull Ups Repeat the hardes day of the week: Pyramid Sets (10s rest for every rep in the set before):

                       1-2-3-4-3 (failed)-2 (Max set)

Quest 2 – "Move like a Fox" GMB Floor 1 Phase 2/3

Sessions: 0/6

Quest 3 – "Beast Mode On" Strength & Conditioning workout

S&S: 0.5/4

Quest 4 – "Druids know stuff" Study

Hours studies 0.5/8

Quest 5 – "Don't eat like a wendigo" Nutrition

IF 4.5/6 (8.5 hours, had to go a little over because of work)

Tracking 5/6: bread with sausage, bread with nutelle, juice, tomato, cucumber, danish, cake, cake, croisant with sausage, salad

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