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Tei: LIFT MOAR, FLIP MOAR, EAT MOAR, SLEEP MOAR!


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This challenge is what it says on the tin.

 

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I just really like gymnastics, lifting, eating, and sleeping. And want to do lots of them. 

 

1. Lift moar!

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So, I have been... kind of doing stronglifts for seven months. Except for, um, a BUNCH of exceptions... like, I decided on day three that barbell rows are just Not For Me and I wasn't going to do them. I also started adding weight to my deadlift way before I could actually do a solid set of 5 on the previous weight. (Which I had good reason to do since I was training for a lift test at work, but still.) I also have some stuff that I do like and want to add in: pull-ups/chin-ups and cleans, in particular. 

 

I'm not really sure what to do about this: I like the simplicity of SL, and I would even be willing to give rows another try! But I also want to progress on the pull-ups and cleans and also keep my workout short enough that I also have time to stretch thoroughly after each workout and not be spending more than an hour and a half at the gym at the very most. (Stretching takes 15 min, my warmup takes 10 min or so.)

 

So, for this Challenge, I will be doing 3 workouts a week, on the following schedule:

 

Day 1:

Squats 5x5

OHP 5x5

Deadlift 1x5

 

Day 2:

Squats 5x5

Bench 5x5

Cleans 5x5

 

Day 3:

Squats 5x5

PUx10, CUx10, working towards being able to do all 10 in a row for both

Deadlift 1x5

 

However, because I can already hear the hordes of r/fitness shouting "DON'T MAKE YOUR OWN PROGRAM, N00B! DO YOU THINK YOU'RE SMARTER THAN [iNSERT FITNESS ICON HERE]???" I guess in the market for an expert-created program that I can force myself to stick to for the next 6 months or so at least w/r/t lifting, and includes all or most of the movements that I'm interested in. So I will also be doing some research this Challenge. 

 

ALSO part of this section because I can't think where else to put it: I would like to start running again. I stopped for a while so it didn't ~steal mah gainz~, but I am going to add in 1 day a week of running. Possibly on Saturdays with the running group I used to go to, if I end up being in Toronto on any Saturdays.

 

XP up for grabs: 1 XP for every week of 3 lifting days, 1 XP for each run.  

 

2. Flip moar!

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Okay, well, I can't actually go to gymnastics any more than I am already, because one class a week is expensive enough. However, there are two things I can do to assassin better:

 

- Stretch every day! particularly splits and bridge, my comfort with which seems to vanish if I miss even a day of it. 2 XP for each week stretched every day.

-I have 9 classes left on a pass I bought ages ago, before I signed up for gymnastics, when I was filling the gymnastics-sized hole in my soul with pole dancing. So I would like to use those up, 1 XP for every week I take a class and 1 additional XP for the following classes which are, um, outside my comfort zone:

-Erotic Pole

-Fake it to Make it

-Heartthrob dance

-Erotic Chair dance

 

I mean... might as well use the opportunity to gain some skills I won't learn elsewhere :tongue:

 

3. Eat moar!

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My goals for this are pretty much the same as last challenge: I want to not buy any food outside the house except at grocery stores on approved grocery days. This means cooking, eating and bringing with me enough nutritious food that I don't get hungry while oot and aboot. I get 3 XP for every week I succeed. The slow cooker is my friend, as is the freezer-- a secondary goal is to build up a stockpile of homemade microwaveable freezer meals. I will probably have to buy more tupperware for that, like so:

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4. Sleep moar!

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...pretty self-explanatory. Last challenge my goal was 5/7 days a week of going to bed at 10:30, reading for 1/2 an hour, and waking up at 6. I didn't get a full week at any point, but I definitely was closer to that schedule on more days than I would have been otherwise. So I am going to continue with that goal, and include a provision for 1 additional XP any time I get in bed at 10 instead of 10:30. 8 hours of sleep, im comin 4 u. 

 

5. Bonus: Write moar!

 

Stealing shamelessly from NeverThatBored: I am gonna go back to 750words.com this challenge. I tried having a writing portion to my very first Challenge, which was to write in my paper journal every night, and it went abysmally, so I am trying a different tack. I have signed up for the March challenge on the site and 10 XP are waiting for me if I win it. 

 

Also, my personal first day of this challenge is March 1st, because Feb 29th I got an IUD inserted so I arbitrarily decided to receive All The Exemptions that day  :tongue:

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THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER FOLLOW.

 

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Weeeee. So spinny! :D

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Oh man, someone else is doing a challenge about doing MORE but I can't think of who it is now! IM(verrrrrrryyyyyy)HO, your workout plan looks good. Your Day 1 & 2 are almost the same as the Starting Strength workouts, actually. Can't see any problems :)

 

& that video! How you do that?!

 

Hm that's good! I haven't actually looked at Starting Strength, didn't realize it had some oly!

 

Weeeee. So spinny! :D

 

So spin. Much dizz. Wow. 

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Gymnastics update:

 

1. Figured out hot to get into and out of the stride circle, thus completing my bar routine:

(oops, giant yellow thing in front of the camera.)

 

2. Aughh, floor... still not done with the choreography. i did get a fair bit done last night on it, but then my ipod shuffle died so I didn't have my music. 

 

The big problem with training floor is that the competitive teams are using the competition floor during our entire class, and while there's a smaller floor that my class uses that's long enough for me to practice my roundoff-backhandspring vertically down, a good bounce out of it will frequently send me off the edge of the floor, so there's not enough room to try a back tuck on it, and I can't tumble horizontally down that floor because the entire floor is in use by people learning to do cartwheels and such. Also the ceiling is leaking above it so there's a bucket in the middle of it. 

 

So I did a bunch more roundoff-backhandspring-backtucks on the rod floor during the class, but the only time I could try one on the competition floor-- which was my main goal for the evening-- was AFTER the class, by which point I was exhausted, everyone was going home and the coaches were cleaning up and shutting down the gym for the night. Not ideal. Anyway, I did at least manage to get over the fear factor and I did one, with a spot, on the floor. It was verrrry low. But hey, I didn't die. (And the spotter didn't save me from dying, either.) So... I don't know what to do about that. I really need the entire floor at some point next week, both to practice tumbling and to, like, actually try the full floor routine which will hopefully exist by then, but I don't know how that could possibly happen. Ugggggh frustrating. 

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Ah I feel you on the gym crowdedness problems! I'll be there visualizing what I'm going to do in my next handspring or whatever and as soon as I'm about to throw my move someone will drag a crashmat across the floor or something in front of me. Not their fault, but troublesome nonetheless :(

 

Your bars stuff looks pretty neat :) I've never really done bars stuff so I can't comment much except that it looks good!

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Ah I feel you on the gym crowdedness problems! I'll be there visualizing what I'm going to do in my next handspring or whatever and as soon as I'm about to throw my move someone will drag a crashmat across the floor or something in front of me. Not their fault, but troublesome nonetheless :(

 

Your bars stuff looks pretty neat :) I've never really done bars stuff so I can't comment much except that it looks good!

 

Oh man, I'm probably crotchety enough/remember enough from ye olden days when I coached kids' classes to yell at someone who actually got in front of someone about to tumble.... WALK AROUND THE FLOOOOOOOOR! Unfortunately for me it's just an issue of precedence... there's only one regulation competition floor, and for some reason they keep letting the kids who pay thousands of dollars to be on a competitive team use it first... go figure :P

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Current challenge:  Tei un-schedules 

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"Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs. We have a protractor." -- Fraa Erasmas

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Last week's XP: 1 for lifting, 1 for going to pole, 1 for food challenge. 

 

i did not run because I witnessed way to many people falling comically while running :P It is melting this week, though, so maybe I will go for a run tomorrow! Who knows!

 

Also did not stretch every day last week out of laziness/forgetfulness. And failed my 30-day challenge with 750words :( HOWEVER I can still get back on that horse for this week even though it won't win me the challenge!

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Definitely get back on. You gotttt it. Hope the ice melts up for you! 

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I went for a run today! I hadn't run for almost a year, and it was pretty crazy how I could actually feel all the new muscle in my legs absorbing the impact of the sidewalk instead of my knees :D

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Muscles are AWESOME. :D

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