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That's right, it's time to actually do abs. I had just started reliably incorporating ab work into my routine when I injured my back.

Now it's even MORE important for me to do core work. So, onto the goals

 

Zero Week Goals (will probably continue into challenge proper):

-Do PT ab work every day (I got to level 2 last night! Much excitement)

-Do PT stretches every day + pigeon

-DO NOT OVEREXERT WITH YOGA OR LIFTING - if something hurts, twinges, feels off, feels uncomfortable, etc I am to stop immediately. I'm 'allowed' to go back to the gym for lifting tomorrow, but I need to be VERY careful.

 

*will insert gifs and actual challenge goals later*

 

Goal 1: Do not hurt thyself young Padawan. The weights will still be there.

Continue on finding ways to lift that don't hurt. The new bench setup thing was gold. DL's the other day were fine, but I think yin yoga after was too much. I have evil DOMS, and some back tightness (not pain, but I don't want to wait until it gets there to take a breather). This means: stopping if feeling twinge. Not overdoing it. Taking weight increases slow.

 

Goal 2: Do PT exercises/stretches, every day. No exceptions. Minimum stretches and 1 round of Level 1 exercises. More than that is better, but that's the minimum. I like doing them before bed.

 

Goal 3: 5 workouts a week, of any kind. Yoga, walking for >2 miles, gym time, etc. PT exercises don't count - Post one video to Instagram or NF a week for form check. Even if I don't post it to actual form check, I think I'm just educated enough that I could spot anything terrible by just watching the video myself. I'd prefer to post it though. I have a bench one I need to post, it's on IG. I'll figure out how to embed it.

 

LUYL: Okay, I got it. Instead of doing a food number goal (which sounds stressful) I'm going to do a recipe goal again. 4 new recipes in 4 weeks. Boom. Hopefully this will help me explore food without making me stress about cooking things, not liking them, then having to worry about how to put it in MFP

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Goal: Deadlift a (Female) Wookie (100 kg): 65.8%

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Absolutely!

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Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

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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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13 minutes ago, elvenengineer said:

The PT guy was like "you've been diagnosed with scoliosis, right?" - nope

 

So apparently it's more messed up than I thought. I shall persevere! And do ALL THE ABZ

 

 

One of my friends from my high school days had some mild case of scoliosis and she ended up becoming a chiropractor.  I have not tried to track her down on FB yet, but I should.

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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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Just now, Sam Ashen said:

 

One of my friends from my high school days had some mild case of scoliosis and she ended up becoming a chiropractor.  I have not tried to track her down on FB yet, but I should.

WITH THE FORUM UPDATES I CAN QUOTE AT WORK NOW GUYS. Though I miss a couple of things. Isn't that how it always is?

(I was on thesis vacay last week, so I couldn't check)

 

Yeah, PT dude said it's mild but there. I thought it was interesting, though it doesn't change much about what I need to do.

Goal: Deadlift a (Female) Wookie (100 kg): 65.8%

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This made me think of an article I read quite some time ago about an English King.  It might have been this one or another one, but apparently did not slow him down much.

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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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DO ALL THE ABS!!!! I'm right there with ya! Pilates got me shaking today.

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30 minutes ago, ~RedStone~ said:

DO ALL THE ABS!!!! I'm right there with ya! Pilates got me shaking today.

 

20 minutes ago, Secret Agent John Courage said:

Following because the core is super important.

 

The_Core_poster.jpg

 

yes, yes, I know......

I'm actually kind of surprised I've gotten away with skipping core for so long.

 

The question is, when I return to the gym tomorrow what should I do? Bench is the only thing that I remember hurting, and it wasn't the actual benching itself, it was the setup. When I set my shoulderblades (put them in your back pockets is my favorite cue), that hurt. The actual benching was fine. From the PT stuff, it seems that as long as I brace during setup and during the bench, I don't have pain issues, so maybe I'll try that? My brain says to stay away from DLs, but I don't remember them hurting? And maybe using the muscles around it would help?

 

OHP seems like it would be bad, just because I tend to arch when I get tired, and arching is usually what hurts the most. So no OHP.

 

Maybe a short, light session of back squats (sometimes I arch for front squats if I lose my balance), VERY careful bench, and light deadlifts? Or maybe power cleans, since those didn't hurt. However, I worry about dynamic movement weighted with back issues.

 

Or I could just squat. I like squatting.

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Goal: Deadlift a (Female) Wookie (100 kg): 65.8%

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THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME. CORE FOR THE CORE GOD.

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2 hours ago, elvenengineer said:

The PT guy was like "you've been diagnosed with scoliosis, right?" - nope

 

So apparently it's more messed up than I thought. I shall persevere! And do ALL THE ABZ

 

 

You're not messed up, you're just unique and will have to take that into account. Mom has it, too. Makes doing form checks LOL-tastic. Check right side...check left side...okay, looks good. 

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Level 13 Shape-shifting Warrior Monk

STR:45 | DEX:18 | STA:10 | CON:37 | WIS:37 | CHA:27

The stronger the body the more it obeys, the weaker the body the more it commands. -- Siegmund Klein

Battle Log : MFP : Instagram : Challenges - 1, 23456789101112

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18 minutes ago, elvenengineer said:

Or I could just squat. I like squatting.

 

That's the spirit!

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Start Weight: 279.6    Current Weight: 270.1    Goal Weight: 220.0

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Challenge History: Lvl 1 Rebel, PvP, Lvl 2 Warrior, Lvl 3 Warrior

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16 minutes ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

Light sounds good.  Maybe go in with a plan, but be willing to adjust it based on your feels?

I think this is a good idea. I just like to have a plan, otherwise I tend to stress out a lot. I think I'm going to cut my current weights in half for the aforementioned lifts, and do 3x5's like Starting Strength. Then see how I feel Thursday morning! (Watching out for twinges of course)

 

12 minutes ago, Urgan said:

 

You're not messed up, you're just unique and will have to take that into account. Mom has it, too. Makes doing form checks LOL-tastic. Check right side...check left side...okay, looks good. 

I can't even see it. If you notice it on my form check videos you'll have to let me know! I'd be curious :)

 

 

10 minutes ago, VTSPE772 said:

 

That's the spirit!

Sqwats are the best! I love sqwats.

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Soooo huge road block with thesis. My lab is closed for the next two days because of paint fumes. Unfortunately, I had already been in the lab a couple of hours when they did this, and now my asthma is acting up, I have a headache, and I'm nauseous.... It's annoying because I know better. I work in a plant. I have health and safety training. I'm an idiot. 

I couldn't tell what the smell was until someone identified it, and the guy was like, y'all need to leave NOW. 

 

Majorly not cool. On so many levels. Thesis might not get done now. I can't even. Also a due date for a paper got pushed up, so it's kind of good that I now have free time to work on it, but I feel so bad I don't want to :(

 

Grad school folks. It's rough. 

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My sympathies. Do what you can, but not to the point of wanting to puke and/or die. That will not make quality product and is just unnecessary.

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Level 13 Shape-shifting Warrior Monk

STR:45 | DEX:18 | STA:10 | CON:37 | WIS:37 | CHA:27

The stronger the body the more it obeys, the weaker the body the more it commands. -- Siegmund Klein

Battle Log : MFP : Instagram : Challenges - 1, 23456789101112

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My sympathies. Do what you can, but not to the point of wanting to puke and/or die. That will not make quality product and is just unnecessary.

Laying in bed unfortunately makes me want to puke right now.

Luckily the pharmacy still magically has my rescue inhaler on file so I'm going pick that up soon and then hopefully I'll be able to breathe!

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