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It’s been a little while, but I’m back!

 

Last year, I hit a few of my goals (100 kilo dead lift, stringing together double-unders…), but missed others. I have yet to hit a #200 back squat, didn’t finish my Toastmaster’s CC, and can’t do a muscle up. So, here is my revised list for the next year: Muscle up, #200 Back Squat, get in half-marathon condition (by August), and defeat Cindy. The push-ups in Cindy destroyed me a few weeks ago, and when I looked up my time from a year ago I saw that they were my weakness then too. I’m gonna beat my weaknesses!

Also, I want to get lean this year. Last year I improved my body comp significantly. The flubby area at my lower ribs got thinner.I’ve been (too) lean before, thanks to OCD-like monitoring of every g of fat I ate and exercise bulimia. I’d like to do it differently this time. I posed the question in another thread, how do you know what your “ideal†weight is? I figure that mine is somewhere around 130-135. If I hit #132 by May and am still lifting and running, that will be success.

 

To put it in perspective, I ran the LuLuLemon ½ Marathon in 2013 at around #155-#160. I am currently getting back into running after dealing with some patellofemoral pain (“runner’s kneeâ€) and at ~#142. Imagine running 13 miles without those extra #15 hanging around!

 

Okay, down to the business of this challenge. My goals are:

 

  1. Do 100 push-ups a day, 5 days a week. If I up this every challenge for the next few, Cindy and I should be back on speaking terms.

  2. Average 10k steps/day (70k/wk) as tracked by my FitBit. I find that my new walking desk helps mitigate my munchi-ness when I’m working from home and allows me to get the bulk of my “steps†in before dinner. Also, I have always found that when I walk after meals - including breakfast - I tend to slim down. I know that correlation does not equal causation, but this will be another data point to add to my other experiences.

  3. Run 5mi/wk + YOGA on running days. I have new shoes and no excuses. That 1/2 marathon is going to be here sooner than I know!

 

The regular stuff I enjoy - hiking, CrossFit, lifting, etc. will continue as usual. I have one trip planned for later in the month, but otherwise I'll be in my "eat good food, get good sleep" home routine. 

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Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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@u@ this is so top tier awesome level I can't even imagine doing 100 let alone 2000 pushups! You must be amazing since this is your challenge! Plus the sheer she-hulkness of the challenge, LOVE it!

 

Definitely following. :D

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Whoa..  Do I actually have a female muscle-up buddy here?  :)  I'm getting the impression that my goal is a bit longer term than yours, though, in that I'm just hoping to be there by the end of 2016.  Great challenge goals!

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Whoa..  Do I actually have a female muscle-up buddy here?   :)  I'm getting the impression that my goal is a bit longer term than yours, though, in that I'm just hoping to be there by the end of 2016.  Great challenge goals!

 

YES!!! where are you at on the muscle up spectrum? Ring dips? Pull-ups? banded stuffs? 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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I can do ring dips, deadhang pull ups, lightly weighted pull ups, and campusing (climbing upward with no feet).  But I have a ROM gap such that I can't pull high enough on the pull up to transition into the dip.  I'm planning on working my way to the muscle up by doing a kipping one, but right now my kipping technique is bad enough that my kipping pull ups are worse than my dead hang ones.    I'm also not sure if I want to try to learn a ring muscle up first.  It's easier, but it's not very useful for parkour.  

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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I can do ring dips, deadhang pull ups, lightly weighted pull ups, and campusing (climbing upward with no feet).  But I have a ROM gap such that I can't pull high enough on the pull up to transition into the dip.  I'm planning on working my way to the muscle up by doing a kipping one, but right now my kipping technique is bad enough that my kipping pull ups are worse than my dead hang ones.    I'm also not sure if I want to try to learn a ring muscle up first.  It's easier, but it's not very useful for parkour.  

 

Sounds like you're just a little bit of mobility training from having the muscle up. I have stability issues in my shoulders that I'm trying to work on (yaaay, push ups!) to help me catch myself at the bottom of the dip. I'm starting with rings, although I already have a banded bar muscle up and a jumping ring muscle up. I'm still a long way from having the strength for a strict MU! This week I'm going to start working on this progression for the kip:

 

 

 

In other news, anyone wanting to keep me accountable on my steps can check my progress on my FitBit  page

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 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Becks!  I've hardly seen you in ages.  Glad you're with the Rangers now!  :)

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Becks!  I've hardly seen you in ages.  Glad you're with the Rangers now!  :)

 

 

Happy to be back :)

 

Yesterday - 100 push ups down (1900 to go), one CF WOD destroyed, and 10k steps hit before lunch. Depending on the weather outlook, I'm going to hit a short run this afternoon. 

 

The mini-challenge is going to have to wait for the weekend, I think. At my latitude the sun is down close to 1630, and I'm not off until 1330. At least the days are getting longer!

 

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Day 2 was another success, although I was rather sore from the push-ups. There was a point where I was doing 200/day without soreness. The "ouch" is a painful reminder of how far I've fallen... 

 

Day 3 was an intentional off-day for the push-ups. I did CF this morning and torched my still-tender-from-Monday abs. Tomorrow is going to *have* to be a run day! 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Wow! 2000!!! Impressed over here.

 

1550 as of right now :)

 

Goals for this week: complete. 2.5 miles running left my right knee very uncomfortable, but I rucked >2.5 of my 6 mile hike Saturday to make up for it. 

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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So much soreness. 

 

I hit CF yesterday afternoon and got a solid workout in. My coach has started incorperating more hip/running pre-hab into our warm ups. Band walks, clamshells with super-friends leaning on our knees, lunges and mobility in every direction... I'm really hoping to have my knees un-sore by the end of the month. On the plus side, the 360 air squats didn't make my knee unhappy. I'm starting to think that my FIL's comments about ankle angle and mechanics might have something to do with it. Maybe I should ask more specifically for him to check my motion. The 180 GHD hip extensions are burning my lower back and hammies at the moment. Excuse me while I go ram a softball in my posterior chain. 

 

One thing that I was working on in November/December was my drop, or "speed under the bar." I didn't have an awesome split jerk in the lifting yesterday, but it felt better. I was landing squarer by the end of the session, and less afraid of the bar. Anyone looking to drill their technical skills in weightlifting, I highly recommend checking out the Burgner warm-up. Snatch lands and snatch drops for the win! 

 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Okay, going into into day 1300. 

 

I've done a bunch of sit-ups this week (sets of 50) for the Ranger Mini-challenge. I did replace the sit-ups on Monday with GHD Hip Extensions (bottom images). 180 of them left my core screaming harder than 100 sit ups would have! 

 

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In other news, I'm still killing it with steps. Yaaay treadmill desk! I also hit CF on Wednesday and had the best women's score on the whiteboard when I left. That was a first! My hang squat cleans were also feeling pretty solid. I need to work the back and front squats more, as my squat clean is getting heavy enough that it's close to maxing out my front squat. 

 

 

Yesterday - 2.5 mile run at a pretty good clip (for me, ~9 minute miles). No knee pain!

 

 

 

1300 push ups to go!!!

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Today's WOD kicked my butt. I knocked out the majority of my mini-challenge sit-ups with a 3x20 of V-ups (much harder) and another set of GHD sit-ups after the WOD (which I count for double. They're brutal!). I also knocked out my last set of push-ups today with 3x10 bench press at #95, which is pretty darn good for me. I'm curious what my 1RM bench is. Bodybuilding.com's calculation says it's ~130, which means my bench is getting close to my body weight! Woot!

The WOD itself was brutal. I didn't have running shoes or a sweatshirt, so I rowed 1500m instead of running a mile. 3x. With 50 pull-ups following each row. The coach let me borrow some leather gymnast's palms... thinking I might need to invest in some. Anyhoo. don't remember the last time I did 150 pull ups in an hour. 

 

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In other news, I just ate a delicious concoction of cheese, bacon, and chicken wrapped in a tortilla and grilled on my panini press. When M (my bf) gets back from his mtn bike ride, we're breaking into the Missing Elf Doppelbock. Life is good! 

 

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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I was out looking for some serious "gets sh#t done" threads and came across your yours.  Hope you don't mind if I tag along.  I see we share a like for Aristotle's quote.

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Current Challenge 

 

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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*u* you are amazing! Great great work! 

 

Thanks! Trying hard :)

 

I was out looking for some serious "gets sh#t done" threads and came across your yours.  Hope you don't mind if I tag along.  I see we share a like for Aristotle's quote.

 

 

Happy to have you! 

 

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Welp, so much for a "recovery day."  Maybe I could just call it "Active Recovery." I spent 4 hours today as ground crew for my boyfriend, a tree climber / arborist. Hauling branches, cutting branches, chainsaw wielding work. Sleeping hard tonight :)

 

Core work for the mini  challenge: done

Push  ups: Rest day

Steps: I'm  over 100k the last week... 

Run: So far, 2.5mi of 5. Last 2.5+ tomorrow AM. 

 

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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Update: 

Today is the first day I've worked out this week, bleh. I've gotten my walking in while working (yaaay, treadmill desk!) but was really tired earlier in the week. I got my 2.5 mile run in Sunday to finish out that part of my challenge, then went to my cousin's house and ate a moderate amount of semi-junk food. What is "semi-junk" food, you ask? It's stuff that I wouldn't count as "terrible" (not from a package, all home-made) but not foods that make me feel super human.  White bread, but homemade white bread. Ice cream from the happy cows at Edaleen Dairy. Anyhoo, I felt kinda off the next couple days and have more than one body system telling me that something's not right. Angry bamboo shoot poops, anyone?

 

CF was great this AM, even if I am regretting taking so long to get moving again. We've been doing a bunch of running lately, as in a few miles per WOD. That's cool, but it's kinda messing with the running routine I'm trying to get into! I'm  also super paranoid  right now because I've been dealing with borderline knee issues. No blowouts, but on the edge of hurting them. 

 

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Arian, arian, zehetzen da burnia. -Basque proverb

Frisian Shieldmaiden level 12 (STR:16) (DEX:16) (STA:23) (CON:22) (WIS:17) (CHA:15)

 Challenges: 11/12.14 - 1/2.15 - 2/3.15 - 15.4/5 - 15.6/7 - 15.7/9 - 16.1 - 16.3 - 16.4 - 16.5 - 16.10 - 16.11 - 16.12 - 17.1 - 17.2

 2017 Goals: Maintain BW BS, 100kg DL - Muscle Up - 1/2 Marathon Condition - Abs

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