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I've realised that if I wait for a 6 week challenge that does not include any travel days or holidays or important deadlines then I'll not do a challenge for a while.

 

I'll be away from home from today (Friday 11th of September) until Sunday 20th of September and from Sunday 11th of October until Friday 16th of October. When I go away my routine changes and while I cannot do much about it I can still try my best to avoid it.

 

The challenge goals will be different when I'm away than when I'm at home.

 

There will be no workout goals as I have no control over them. I lift 3x/week and stretch on rest days.

 
So here we go.
 
 

1. Don't spend rest days sitting down. 

 

I spent the past month going out running/walking three times a week when I was not lifting. However, with the winter approaching I'll get less and less motivated to get out of the house. The plan here is the following.

 

Until the end of September...

  • If I'm at home, I'll (keep lifting on M-W-F and) go for a walk on Saturday and on Sunday (walking to the supermarket for groceries and walking back from the supermarket counts as a walk).
  • If I'm away, I'll lift both Saturdays and try to lift two times during the week. Otherwise, I'll just keep stretching all days.

In October...

  • If I'm at home, I'll (go back to my regular lifting schedule on Tu-Th-Sa and) go for a walk on Sundays (Bonus points if I also go for a walk on Saturdays)
  • If I'm away, I'll keep stretching all days that I'm away and try to use the rowing machine at the gym where I'm going as there is no equipment for lifting there. The rowing machine can be replaced by walks. (Bonus points if there is snow and I try to ski.)

 

If (month = September) Then     If (not away) Then        lift M-W-F and go for a walk on Saturday and on Sunday     Else        lift on both Saturdays and either lift two times during the week or keep stretching all days Else If (not away) Then        lift Tu-Th-Sa and go for a walk on Sunday     Else         Keep stretching all days and try to use the rowing machine at the gym (Bonus points if there is snow and I try to ski)

 

 

2. Foooood

 

I want to do a cut at some point. But in order to do a cut I should first find out how to do so. Ideally I'd like my macros to be around 45% carbs, 25% protein and 30% fat but I have noticed that my fat intake is higher than that and I rarely hit my protein or carb macros. The goal would be to tweak my eating habits so that I reduce fat while I increase the carbs. (Bonus points if by the end of the challenge I consistently eat about 250-300 calories less than the fitbit's estimation of my burned calories)

 

If I'm travelling the goal is to eat a lot of vegetables (I tend to ignore them when I'm away).

 

 

3. Sleep

 

My sleep schedule gets messed up when I go away (more so if it's a work trip and not holidays). The goal here is to get 6 to 7 hours of sleep when I'm away.

 

Also, I'll have a lot of things to do when I come back from the trip that might keep me up working or cooking because I left work late and reached home late, etc. The goal is to get 6 and a half to 7 and a half hours of sleep per night.

 

Bonus points for more hours of sleep.

 

If (not away) Then   sleep at least 7 hoursElse   sleep at least 6 and a half hours 

 

 

Side Quest: Be more social at NF

 

I've been here for a while but most of the time I suck at talking to people. I lurk at challenges and battle logs, think of stuff to reply but I don't.  So my goal here is to bother you people. 

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If AAB does a challenge, then follow else just say hi whenever she pops up.

 

I can relate to the travelling thing, I visit my hometown almost once a month and it throws everything down the drain, although lately I've found ways of handling that situation

 

Hello there! :)

 

I just looked at your signature and you've got both a hipstagram and an MFP account? Dude, you're fast, I can't catch up with you!

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Hi!  Did I meet you on chat?

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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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That's what I thought I'd try but I'd find it hard to believe that you're not a social guy in real life.

"Real life" involves a lot less nerdy people than the Rebellion and lifting together is not the preferred way of socializing, but I do what I can.

 

Tell us about your scheduled trips. Is it business or holiday?

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Tell us about your scheduled trips. Is it business or holiday?

 

*lies down on the couch*

 

I'd have to say a bit of both. They are definitely not holidays but most work trips feel like holidays as well. We are a very small community so whenever I have to go away for work I'm usually seeing the same people and since we have the same interests there's usually something common to chat about (not lifting though :() or board games to play in the evenings (usually while consuming a lot of beer - that I, however, don't drink because it doesn't agree with me very much).

 

The first is in Greece so I get to spend this weekend and the next one at home seeing friends and get to work with friends during the week as well. :D

 

The second one is not in Greece. It's at a ski resort (still in Europe). Selecting tempting locations is one way to convince a lot of nerds (I'm surrounded by nerds in real life too, just not nerds that lift) to travel somewhere AND spend a whole week in the same building.

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Something like that only without the background music and the laugh (oh and not in physics) :)

 

 

Guess what I'm doing this weekend!

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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Well.  Maybe with the background music too.  And the laugh.

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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The background music is a reference to how epic I might feel staring at formulas.  The laughter being the other people laughing at the guy who feels so epic doing this.  One of my co-workers says I am pretty much exactly like Sheldon, notwithstanding the fact I am a very messy desk person.

 

Trying my best to explain in plain English, I am trying to calculate something and it does not fit the normal mold, so the spreadsheet we use will screw it up.  This will involve a lot of staring at derivations and the video you linked reminded me of that.  If I try to get any more specific, it will become babble in a hurry.

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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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It's enough of an explanation :) And amusing. 

 

I've been called Sheldon (messy desk and house and not being as insanely smart aside). All the quirkiness though.

Fixed that for you ;)

Main Quest: becoming a decent kettlebell lifter and a great coach

Current challenge: KB Girl stomps on some frogs and goes to sleep (maybe)

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Wait! I can explain in plain English not gibberish. Inductance calculation. You can find it in your electromagnetics textbook. :)

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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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