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So I've been shamming the past year, hiding behind the concept of Easy Strength for a bit too long. I've convinced myself that I train smart, but I realize that I've forgotten how to train hard. No more. Time to increase the ability to move large loads long distances quickly across broad time and modal domains through constantly-varied functional movement executed at a high intensity. So I went ahead and put some mad money down to commit to a year at a local CrossFit box and signed up for a competition on the 30th, outsourcing all my training programming to someone else so I am forced to work on stuff I suck at (i.e. Wall Balls). Because if as a coach you don't believe in being coached yourself, that kind of makes you a hypocrite. All the increased lactic work is going to require some new dietary adjustments, and because little guy Chris Spealler outweighs me by 10 pounds, I may need to get some gainz going.

 

The mission is simple: Accountability in Rangering-up

 

1. Box Attendance: 5 WODs a week. Turn up, log-on, and grind-out. Simple, yet somehow hard to do.

 

2. Protein: Consume 140g of protein a day. You can't be a meathead without meat.

 

3. Supplementation: Simple--Fish Oil and Creatine. Exercise virtuosity, in both the gym and the kitchen.

 

Let's see how this goes. Glad to be back, Rangers.

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Holy sh!t, it's Machete.  With the Rangers, and CrossFitting.  Mind = Blown!

 

Glad to have you, mate!

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BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Holy sh!t, it's Machete. With the Rangers, and CrossFitting. Mind = Blown!

Glad to have you, mate!

Glad to be here. Apparently CrossFit alone is very different from CrossFit in a box. Surprise surprise.

Anyway, attended my WOD today.

> 7 min EMOM 3-pos Snatches @80

> 4 rounds, 5 Clean to Thruster @105, 6 unbroken Muscle-ups, 3 min Rest

> 20 DU unbroken, 5 Snatch @85, 20 DU, 4 Snatch, 20 DU, 3 Snatch, 20 DU, 2 Snatch, 20 DU, 1 Snatch

> 30 Power Cleans @105

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Great, I made an appearance in one of my box's Facebook videos for the first time, and I'm under a barbell on the floor in the fetal position.

> Heavy Squat, work up to 85%

> 3 min x 3 AirDyne, 5 min rest

> Jerk from blocks, work up to 85%

> Power Clean @90, Burpees (15-12-9) x 2

For the record, I hate the AirDyne.

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Glad to be here. Apparently CrossFit alone is very different from CrossFit in a box. Surprise surprise.

 

Yeah.  Completely different ball game.  Much better atmosphere and energy too!

 

Great, I made an appearance in one of my box's Facebook videos for the first time, and I'm under a barbell on the floor in the fetal position.

...

For the record, I hate the AirDyne.

 

Sounds familiar, on both counts.  The AirDyne is the only nemesis that ranks as high on my hate list as double-unders, and only because I'm so terrible at them.

 

The AirDyne is that Boss Battle at the end of the hardest dungeon in the game.  You just have to keep throwing yourself at it until it's over.  ;)

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[Level ?] Altered Outrider (Tech Shaman/Lightning Tempest)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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I think I'm pretty good with double-unders. I strung together 100 just last week. But like with anything I start sucking bad when fatigue sets in (which tends to happen early). Although I seem to be keeping myself stable with power movements now, as I don't feel my lower back killing me anymore whenever I do 14.1.

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I think I'm pretty good with double-unders. I strung together 100 just last week. But like with anything I start sucking bad when fatigue sets in (which tends to happen early). Although I seem to be keeping myself stable with power movements now, as I don't feel my lower back killing me anymore whenever I do 14.1.

 

As long as Castro doesn't repeat 15.5 this year, I can handle anything.  I don't even want to imagine some of the insane stuff we're in store for during the Open this year though.

[Level ?] Altered Outrider (Tech Shaman/Lightning Tempest)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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Stopping by to follow all the awesome

 

Ditto...

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As long as Castro doesn't repeat 15.5 this year, I can handle anything.  I don't even want to imagine some of the insane stuff we're in store for during the Open this year though.

 

Damn rows. I hate those because I really suck at it no matter what. (I did love watching Brooke demo it in the standards video though...)

 

Stopping by to follow all the awesome

 

Not much awesome, mostly boring stuff. Haha

 

It's good to see you here Machete. I'm always impressed by your exploits.

 

Great choice of words. You should hear about my exploits with the ladies. They never see me coming. Even when I want them to. Because they're a head taller than I am when they wear heels.

 

In other news, I skipped Wednesday's session because my shoulder seems tight from all the sudden Weightlifting. Protein has not been a problem; chicken and tuna prepped in the house. I also seem to be putting on some weight; the Creatine is probably contributing. And the Fish Oil has been showing... certain effects. Let's just say I'm glad I bought the good, soft toilet paper.

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Damn rows. I hate those because I really suck at it no matter what. (I did love watching Brooke demo it in the standards video though...)

 

 

Not much awesome, mostly boring stuff. Haha

 

 

Great choice of words. You should hear about my exploits with the ladies. They never see me coming. Even when I want them to. Because they're a head taller than I am when they wear heels.

 

In other news, I skipped Wednesday's session because my shoulder seems tight from all the sudden Weightlifting. Protein has not been a problem; chicken and tuna prepped in the house. I also seem to be putting on some weight; the Creatine is probably contributing. And the Fish Oil has been showing... certain effects. Let's just say I'm glad I bought the good, soft toilet paper.

Sometimes it's a steady steps of boring that adds up to awesome.  

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Heart wasn't recovering adequately, so I skipped yesterday's WOD and went to BJJ. My endurance seems to be improving, and I'm not gassing out after the first roll.

 

Nasty one today.

 

> 1 mile Run, 50 Clean & Jerk @85#

 

> 15 Muscle-ups, 15 Deadlifts @205#, 10 Rope Climbs, 15 Deadlifts @205#, 15 Muscle-ups

 

Anyone else ever get blisters on the tip of their fingers?

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Yikes, that does look nasty.  And I can't say I've ever had fingertip blisters, no.  Sorry, mate.

[Level ?] Altered Outrider (Tech Shaman/Lightning Tempest)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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yow, that's a beast.

 

seconding the no on fingertip blisters except when I attempted to learn the guitar. *Apparently* it's not as easy as Slash makes it look.

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3/5 box attandance

6/7 protein

6/7 supps

 

Missed Tuesday. Monday involved more Rope Climbs and Kettlebell Snatches, as if my hands weren't raw enough. More AirDyne work and Cleans (which eventually looked really dirty). But I did kill the Double-Unders, and the Muscle-Ups which were totally not to Open standards.

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How did I miss that you're back with the Rangers this challenge?! Subb'd

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

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

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(Part 1)
50 Reverse Step Lunges @95#
40 Alternating Kettlebell Snatch @40#
30 Toes To Bar
20 Shoulder To Overhead @95#
10 Burpee Box Jump Over @30in.

15:15

 

(Part 2)

65 Thrusters @75#

100 Double Unders

55 Wall Balls @14#

100 Double Unders

50 Pull-ups

 

26:10

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Great work on that WOD, Machete!  Any advice on putting some serious effort into my BJJ pursuits in the next couple of weeks?

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[Level ?] Altered Outrider (Tech Shaman/Lightning Tempest)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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About an hour and fifteen minutes.  Only attended one class so far.  :P

[Level ?] Altered Outrider (Tech Shaman/Lightning Tempest)

BRUTALITY 13 | FINESSE 12 | GRIT 13  | INSIGHT 15 | MOXIE 13

Equipment: Armor of the First Altered (rare), ECA-AR4 'Space Revenant' rifle (rare), Outrider's pack & Enoch alchemy kit.

Total experience earned to date:  0 / 5000 XP

 

"Rangers have to at least give up on pants. It's a special rule we enacted after Rurik became a Guild Leader.” – DarK_RaideR.

"Did I just get my ass kicked by a member of Metallica meets History Channel's Vikings?" - Wolfpool.

"By the Well-Oiled-and-Meticulously-Groomed Beard of Rurik!" - Tanktimus the Encourager.

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On 1/15/2016 at 4:11 PM, Rurik the Ranger said:

About an hour and fifteen minutes.  Only attended one class so far.  :P

 

Ah. Awesome. Multi-classing like a true Ranger.

 

Well this would be coming from a guy who was a white belt for five years:

 

> Chin down, elbows in, never be flat on your back.

> I would say tap early and tap often, but that is dependent upon the instructor. Some instructors at least want to see some effort on your part, and may even respect a never give up attitude (within reason).

> Invest in a gi. It doesn't have to be a Koral, just as long as it's comfortable and fits well. Sometimes donning one's "armor" is enough to get one to show up to practice on some shitty days.

> Network. It's not what you know, it's whom you know applies pretty much everywhere in life. I was a 5-year white belt because I'd never stayed in one school for more than six months. Being a blue belt is awesome; great spot to be in.

> Bar strength doesn't seem to be nearly as important as work capacity. You still have to learn how to use that strength.

> Virtuosity. Being outstanding at the basics is severely underrated in my opinion.

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