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MY 20TH NERDFITNESS CHALLENGE?!?! WHAAAT?!

I guess it's time to bring it back to the basics!

 

I'm Raptron and I usually work pretty hard to be Sonic the Hedgehog IRL:

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But competition season ended a few weeks ago and it's time to shift gears. I am doing a Bone Frog race on May 21, so I am working on some cardio work this challenge. I've also recently joined a bouldering gym with a great fitness room for lifting so I want to climb more. I've stopped cooking as much because I've been busy and just got lazy about it, so a lot of our meals have just been leftovers or strange mish-mashes of partially prepared food. I want to get back into the habit of cooking more often and also enjoying my food to the fullest when I do eat it. 

 

Goal 1. Something about Cardio

Do at least 2 of these per week: sprint intervals, rowing, jump roping, jogging, running stairs, etc.

 

Goal 2. Something about Conditioning

Do a conditioning circuit 2x per week

 

Goal 3. Something about Climbing

Get on the wall every workout at the climbing gym

Work on flex hang holds 2-3x per week

Buy climbing shoes

 

Goal 4. Something about Cooking

Cook dinner 3x per week

Eat a meal without any screens 3x per week

 

If you feel like you've seen me use these goals before, you probably have. CHALLENGES ARE A FLAT CIRCLE.

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I LOVE FLAT CIRCLES.

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woooo congrats to 20 challenges!

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how long do your cardio sessions typically last?

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Depends on what I'm doingggg. Most of the high intensity stuff is like 16 minutes or less, but steady state is 30-40 minutes...? Lol, I say that like I ever do any of these. 

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settling in for the awesome :) Flat circles ftw

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Flat circles ftw!

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"I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain."
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My favorite parody of that, btw.

 

Soooo, zero week. I prefer the method of testing out your goals during the 'tween weeks, so here we go.

 

Day 0.2

Went to the gym and did some stuff. It was gym stuff.

 

Back squats

5 x 45#

5 x 85#

5 x 115#

5 x 135#

3 x 5 x 165# <-- Switching to a high bar squat becauseeee reasons. I was mostly squatting high bar anyway with my barbell placed too low so I'm just making the shift to try it out for a while. I have trouble with a neutral spine in low bar which leads to pinching at the front of my hip and I'd like to avoid that.

 

Front squats

3 x 5 x 115# <-- Should probably up this

 

Deadlifts

10 x 45#

5 x 95#

3 x 5 x 145# <-- Hahaaaa, they're working. I think my problem when I re-tweaked my back/psoas/whatever was actually from lowering down wrong and I'm concentrating hard on making sure my body position doesn't fuck up on the negatives here.

 

Weighted 20" step-ups w/85# on the bb: 3 x 8 per leg <-- These are fucking hard and had me sweating like a horse in Ju-ly


Then I did a this fun circuit 5 times...

10 tricep push-ups, 25 handstand shoulder taps (on the wall), 10 exercise ball pike-ups, 15 banded clam shells per side, 15 jump squats 

I wasn't going to call it a conditioning circuit but I mean, it kind of looks like one now that I am staring at it. I'll give it to myself this time. ;) Then, flex hangs! 5 mississippis at the chin-over-bar flex hang position and then slow negatives, trying to hang out with bent arms for as long as possible until failure. I did 6 sets. 

 

And then I got on the wall! I climbed 4 V1s and attempted a V2 but the V2 came last and I was kind of in a hurry to get home because I don't really have enough time in the day to spend 2 hours at the gym and still get other life things done... Which is another reason I am doing climbing last right now in my workout schema. It's not my #1 priority right nowwww, but maybe eventually? 

 

Made a delicious dinner of cheesy chicken and broccoli quinoa. Cheese, broccoli, chicken, and starch is a top 10 favorite meal for me. It must be my Midwestern roots peeking through. CASSEROOOOLES. 

 

Cardio: 0/2 sessions 

Condition: 1/2 circuits

Climb: 1/1, 1/3 flex hang session 

Cook: 1/3 dinners, 0/3 screen-free meals

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There are pictures up from the Savage Games on Saturday. 

 

This face speaks for itself.

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There's also a new one of these:

 

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i know you were going for something else but every time you're thread pops up on my phone with a new reply i get this stuck in my head

 

 

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Whooooo! Twenty challenge club!

 

How you feeling after Stairs this morning?

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20 minutes ago, CourtnieMarie said:

i know you were going for something else but every time you're thread pops up on my phone with a new reply i get this stuck in my head

 

 

Embarrassingly, I've had Something About A Truck stuck in my head for a long time and just hoped people would assume I was just being purposefully vague. I <333333 the Yeah Yeah Yeahs though! 

 

3 minutes ago, RisenPhoenix said:

Whooooo! Twenty challenge club!

 

How you feeling after Stairs this morning?

HUNGRYYYY.

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Following along and holy moly 20th challenge! 

 

I like the back to basics challenge structure. It's always good to go back and reinforce the foundation. :) 

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30 minutes ago, raptron said:

HUNGRYYYY.

 

I've been hungry and foggy-minded all day.  Chowed down on some extra carbs to try and boost myself back up.  Worked a bit.

 

Also, I learned how burning yourself out on Stairs and then having to walk a bit to work is not ideal.  How the hell do people bike or run to the Stadium and then LEAVE that way?!!?

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Challenge: RisenPhoenix Turns to Ash

 

"The essence of koryu [...is] you offer your loyalty to something that you choose to regard as greater than yourself so that you will, someday, be able to offer service to something that truly is transcendent." ~ Ellis Amdur, Old School

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47 minutes ago, raptron said:

Embarrassingly, I've had Something About A Truck stuck in my head for a long time and just hoped people would assume I was just being purposefully vague. I <333333 the Yeah Yeah Yeahs though! 

hahahaha i have no idea what that is but i bet it's amazing. i kinda thought you were referencing something about mary!

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Here, have to work and will read later.

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