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Gravitas

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I spent my previous challenge with the Rangers, and the one prior to that with the Scouts. What can I say/ I like to spread the love :) so all you lovely people have me bugging you for the next 4 weeks :)

I joined the NF Academy last month and it's been pretty awesome so far - my first in-progress measurements and comparison pics later today.

I'm 46, husband to my gorgeous wife and father of 6 year old twin girls.

My main life quest for the time being is to run my first marathon, and is a possibility for this autumn.

All my other challenges are going to be designed to help me achieve that life quest.

Challenge 1 - Three strength workouts per week. I'm currently on the NF Academy bodyweight brigade level 2.

Challenge 2 - Stretch! I really don't know why I find this so tricky to do, I know how important it is and I also know how stiff & inflexible I am. sheesh!

Challenge 3 - Run at least twice per week. I currently manage about 5-6 miles per week, aiming increase to 10 miles per week by the end of the challenge.

Edited to general strength workout rather than just bodyweight.

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Thanks Starstuff, I haven't picked one yet. Tempted by a one at end of September...possibly Robin Hood (as it's in my home town, but a crappy route), or Rutland Water as it's more scenic, but further away

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Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

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

 

 

1st challenge   2nd challenge  3rd challenge   4th challenge  5th Challenge  6th Challenge Current Challenge

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week 1 (29th Feb - 6th March)
Monday - full of cold, felt like crap. no workout
Tuesday - NF Acadamey bodyweight workout L2A
Wednesday - should have gone running at luchtime, got dragged into a meeting. No workout
Thursday - NF Academy bodyweight workout L2B
Friday - bought some cheap weights off eBay and ordered some solid 16" spinlock dumbell bars from amazon. Ran 1.8 miles in 18 mins after work.
Saturday - bought & collected a bargain weight bench. Did NF Academy dumbell workout 1A.
Sunday - 4 mile run, 39:26

 

Calories for the week = 779 over :(

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Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

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

 

 

1st challenge   2nd challenge  3rd challenge   4th challenge  5th Challenge  6th Challenge Current Challenge

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Cold pretty much gone, back on it now. Going to add in some dumbell workouts to my routine from today.

Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

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

 

 

1st challenge   2nd challenge  3rd challenge   4th challenge  5th Challenge  6th Challenge Current Challenge

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Week 2 (7th - 13th March)

Monday - woke up with headache, slight sore throat and general aches today (what is it with Monday's?). Taken paracetamol. By lunchtime I'd crashed and have full on ManFlu. My time on this earth will soon be up...even new Apple & Cinnamon Lemsip couldn't fight my decline. Came home from work early, donned many layers & went to bed. Now have more Lemsip & medicinal minibag of Cadbury Chocolate Fingers...caffeine, paracetamol & chocolate biscuits Vs invisible ice/fire demons partying with my joints & head. It's 50:50 who will win...wake me up when it's over.

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday -

Friday -

Saturday -

Sunday -

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Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

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

 

 

1st challenge   2nd challenge  3rd challenge   4th challenge  5th Challenge  6th Challenge Current Challenge

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did bugger all last week, ill for most of the week, felt better by the weekend but completely drained & lethargic.  kept up with the healthier eating though.

 

Monday 14th March. - nada

Tuesday 15th March - NFAcademy Dumbell Division 1A (Goblet squats 3x8, Bench Press 3x8, pressups 3x10, plank 3 @ 30 seconds each)

Wednesday16th - Lunchtime run, 1.74 miles in 16 mins.

Thursday 17th - NFAcademy Dumbell Division 1B (DB Deadlifts 3x8, DB Push Press 3x8, DB Lunges 3x20, DB single arm bent over rows).

Level 4|TIE Fighter Pilot Scout

 

|STR 9|DEX 1|STA 3|CON 6|WIS 3|CHA 1|

 

 

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

 

 

1st challenge   2nd challenge  3rd challenge   4th challenge  5th Challenge  6th Challenge Current Challenge

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