starsapart Posted May 5, 2016 Report Share Posted May 5, 2016 WELCOME TO ASSASSIN SUPERPOWER TRAINING Sign-ups are now closed. >>>Team Roster<<< Welcome to Assassin Superpower Training! Over the course of the month of May, we're all going to be leveling up our superpowers of choice! We Assassins are a diverse bunch, but we do have the following in common: Most of us probably haven't been bitten by radioactive spiders. Most of us aren't genius billionaires. However, we also have the following things in common: We know how to work hard and play hard. We have tenacity in spades. What does all of this mean? Maybe we have to work a little harder than the average super mutant, but we can be super awesome. And we will! When you signed up, you picked your areas of focus for this mini challenge. This mini is meant to be complementary to your overall challenge goals! How do you get better at something? You work on it. And work on it. And work on it. So that's what we're going to do. Available super powers: SUPER STRENGTH Want to be strong like Hulk? Those working on Super Strength are doing strength training. Bodyweight, weighted, or some mix of the two - it doesn't matter! What does matter is that only training done at high difficulty/low rep counts for this goal. You're going to be training at the limits of your current strength to increase it. INVULNERABILITY Want to be invulnerable like Juggernaut? Those working on Invulnerability are also strength training, but at a high rep, low intensity range. Again, bodyweight, weights, or some mix of the two is just fine. HIIT falls into this category. Planning on busting out 100 burpees every hour on the hour? This one's for you! SUPER TOUGHNESS Want to be tough like Captain Marvel? Those working on Super Toughness are also training their endurance, but via steady state cardio. Whether you walk, jog, bike, swim, row, or some combination of the above, most steady-state cardio falls under this category. FLIGHT Want to fly like Superman? Those working on Flight have a focus on going up... and up... and up. Circus artists and aerialists, climbers and boulderers, this category is for those who aren't afraid of heights! SHAPESHIFTING Want to change your shape at will like Mystique? Those training their Shapeshifting skills are training their mobility and flexibility. Standard mobility training falls here, along with yoga, contortion training, and even dance. SUPER AGILITY Want to leap tall buildings like Spiderman? Those working on Super Agility focus on high-impact, explosive sports such as gymnastics or parkour/obstacle training. However, hand balancing also falls under this category! ELEMENTAL AFFINITY Want to call lightning like Thor? Elemental affinities are all unique, and so are the skills that fall under this training category. If you're engaging in odd object training with sledgehammers or kettlebells, sandbags or even weapons, this one's for you. Martial arts training also falls here. SUPER SPEED Want to be speedy like the Flash? Those training Super Speed work on sprints. Be it running, biking, swimming, or even roller skating, the focus here is on short bursts at top speed, not steady state cardio. REGENERATION Want to regenerate your health effortlessly like Deadpool? We all know the secret to health lies in the kitchen... Those focusing on Regeneration will focus on cooking healthful, nutritious meals for themselves (and maybe their friends and families!). If you're looking to cook more, commit to batch cooking, try new vegetables... this is your chance to do so. SUPER INTELLIGENCE Want to be brilliant like Mister Fantastic? Those seeking Super Intelligence will engage in a variety of mental pursuits. maybe you're trying to meditate, or read more, or balance your budget, or even use Duolingo regularly. There are many ways to be super intelligent - choose the one relevant to YOU! So what is this team thing about? On the mini challenge spreadsheet, you'll see that you've been assigned to a team. Teams of superheroes and supervillains will be facing off in bracket format throughout the mini challenge - eventually, one team will emerge victorious! Wait, but I don't see a chat thread? That's right! There are 8 small teams. Each team has an assigned leader. The leader should start a team PM. Get to know each other. Make friends. Poke your teammates when they don't check in... So what do we do, though? Train in your chosen superpowers at your own pace. Each superpower will be scored separately as they have varying degrees of difficulty. Enter the amount of time trained. What counts as training? The time you spend working out counts as training. You don't have to pause a timer between sets - rest periods are a sensible and healthy part of any regimen. However, please be sensible: if you're doing GtG training every hour on the hour, you did not train 8 hours. Dedicated training time only, please. For simplicity's sake, warm-up and cool-down may be counted as long as they're done in the context of warming up for (and cooling down from) your main superpower workout. Don't count anything twice though (i.e. if your strength workout cooldown is mobility, you can count the cooldown for super strength OR shapeshifting, but not both). Similarly, if you're doing nutrition, you should count actual prep time - NOT time something sits in the crock pot, not time spent washing dishes, not time spent grpocery shpopping, and not time spent eating. Oh, so I should just train like 6 hours a day every day so my team can win, right? Assassins can be overzealous, but please, be sensible and remain aware of overtraining. Strength training at high difficulty 6 days in a row will not only hinder your progress - you may very well get hurt. So if you're working on walking and walk every day, by all means, log 7 hours a week. If you're working on something more taxing, use your common sense. Rest days are good for you. Your main goal is to become super - winning is just a bonus. So how are you scoring this, since these superpowers are all pretty different? Each power will be judged individually. You'll be awarded points based on your ranking in each power you've chosen (the most training time earns the most points, second gets the second most, etc). More common powers will be worth more points, but will also have more competition. Individual scores will be averaged to determine the team score and team scores will be compared to determine the winner of each weekly matchup. You and your spreadsheets. Where exactly do I mark how long I trained? On the spreadsheet, pick the tab correstponding to your chosen superpower. You will find your name on this tab. Enter your time trained next to your name. Update continuously as the challenge goes on. Hold on, I don't get it. What about _______? 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