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15 hours ago, Steaky said:

It seems I'm only here for rangering goodness. This plant thing is beyond me 

 

I'm trying not to get too invested. Yes, it died, yes it was resurrected. Yes it's a weird demonic ghost plant that needs to be watered and will infiltrate my nightmares if I fail to do so... Shrugs*

 

9 hours ago, Pat G said:

i saw the plant and i thought "Plants vs Zombies" is that still installed on my tablet somewhere.....

Deadlift advices are good, You know what they say, "keep your friends close and your bar closer". 

 

 

<3 Pants vs zombies!!! YAY!

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43 minutes ago, Steaky said:

It's not so much you not being invested, just they're the only bits I really understand & feel comfortable commenting on ;) 

 

Sadly, I've been not mentioning my upcoming ruck because I fear I may bail. If I can get my butt to even just hike down and back into town today I'll call that a win...

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Damn week 2 day 3, that was crazy! Not feeling too guilty about skipping the ruck yesterday, just had a monster long session (almost 3 hours, dayum) including a bench PR finally and the best circuit I've had in a while, which was double awesome cause I had cardio going the whole time while knocking out some serious core. Two birds with one stone! Jam. (Also upped the height on my plyo jumps and didn't have much trouble there so that's cool.)

 

Oh, and I've been playing around with clean and presses a bit here and there, and did one for setup for each set of OHP's below.

 

~Bench~

1X5 45#

1X5 65#

1X5 85# PR with spot

5X5 75#

3X5 55#

 

~BB Rows~

1X5 45#

1X5 55# (realized here that I was supposed to do OHP instead...)

 

~OHP with clean and press setup~

1X5 45#

5X5 55# PR

 

~Seconds~

3X8 Dips 30# assist

1X10 DB Flys 10#

2X10 DB Flys 15#

3X12 DB Kickbacks 15#

1X12 Tri Extentions 10#

2X12 Tri Extentions 15#

 

~4X Circuit~

10 Squat Jumps

10 Hanging knee to chest

10 Plyo Jumps

12 Hanging Side Crunch

 

1X20 Side Lat Strength Band Pull

 

I just started an instagram for this process btw, if anyone wants a new stalker hit me up!!

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

You are such a bad*ss.  Love. It. 

 

PR CITY!!!!!!

 

:D 

 

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Ho ho hee, what a day. I'm not sure if it was a total wash or completely awesome, so I'm gonna go for probably good and at least not terrible. Back day, and since last week had such a nice DL result I figured I'd go for the 195# today. LMFAO. Yeah, no. Today ended up being for reps :P Glad I'm at a point at least where I can feel when enough is enough, and adjust accordingly without doing something stupid.

 

Oh and here's a fun little side bar, I cleaned out my chalk bag this morning - got rid of the dust and just left the rocks. Yeah, no. Those were actually stray emergency candy covered in chalk LOL so I didn't have any chalk really, almost none.  Had some big grip problems with hanging crunches at the end as well and had to switch core last minute.

 

Complaining aside, I worked hard and feel spent so how much of a wash could it really be? 

 

~Deadlifts~

1X5 135# OH

2X3 165# MIX (Alternate sides per set)

3X5 165# OH STR

 

~Others~

5X5 Hang Cleans 45# (First time! Fun :D)

5X8 Bent Rows 45#

3X10 Reverse Grip Rows 45#

 

3X10 Good Mornings 45#

3X12 EZ Bar Curls 20#

2X12 Lat Pulldowns 30#

2X8 Lat Pulldowns 40#

3X15 Hyper Extentions

 

1X5 alternating front/side/side hanging crunches (grip fail mid 5th rep)

~switched to the old standbys~

3X15 TRX Rollouts

3X15 TRX Anti Rotations

 

Lots of dynamic stuff pre, and stretchy stuff post. Gonna prioritize farmer carries next week for grip dealies. Ate a lot right after, went home and ate some more. Turned down a last minute girlfriend lunch so I could come home and dye out the grays and blow out my hair before work - mostly so I can feel more confident for the auditions tomorrow (!) Sure, I could do it tomorrow, but I'd rather go hiking with the man instead. 

 

Feeling pretty damn tired just right now... probably going to have another coffee on my way to the event tonight - OH speaking of which, I found a local graphic design job that I could be good for, and applied yesterday. The painting stuff has become really unreliable and we need a steady income from me for the household, so I'm hoping this one comes through!! Fingers crossed, or whatever :P 

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37 minutes ago, elvenengineer said:

I'm elven.engineer on Insta if you want more nerd peeps to follow :)

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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

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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

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Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

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6 hours ago, elvenengineer said:

I'm elven.engineer on Insta if you want more nerd peeps to follow :)

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YAY! Found you! :D 

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2 hours ago, Steaky said:

Check you with more PR's and job applications and screen readings. So much win! 

 

:D And a proper hike today finally!!! I think it damn near killed me too, been a rough energy week but it's oh so worth it. Cardio done lol

 

 

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Somehow, (coffee), I am awake enough to be doing my recap (coffee), even though I barely slept last night and had a massively long and taxing day (coffee). Let's do it.

 

Alright Week 2, is it really only just week 2 ending? Truly, this past week feels like it's been dragging something awful and I'm quite sure it's because I haven't been eating enough, particularly carbs again. I know I know, you've heard it all before, eat your damn carbs Redstone! Old habits die hard, I'm working on it. Making rice noodles with my stir fry tonight. Gonna get back those gains lost last week in the neighborhood of 3#.

 

Water: Doing great here, back on track. Adjusted the intake a bit because of discomfort and planning on increasing, but I'm still pretty close to 2 liters. B+

 

Cardio: Did an awesome circuit at the beginning of the week and had a tremendously challenging hike date with the man yesterday. B

 

Iron: 3 for 3 though back day at the end of the week suffered. Starting to look at a 4 day program with a 2 day on 1 day off, 2 day on, 2 day off schedule. Not sure if I should start tomorrow because frankly I think I need another rest day. Looking into it more, we'll see. A

 

Map: Some new stuff, not everything. Looking at this new program, lots of new stuff there. B-

 

Enderman/flexibility: I felt terrible all week. Again probably extra sore from the lack of recovery and all, but man I need a good stretch. Thinking about a gentle yoga class tomorrow (or 2) if I take a rest day. F

 

Diamond/life: I did it, I went. No matter what happens from here, at least I showed up, despite being exhausted and drinking way too much coffee right before hand. And it was actually super fun!! We did a few improv games and the director had us read for all sorts of roles - particularly gender bending which was neat even tho the genders will remain in cast since it's a plot point. Pass. Good girl.

 

So I know what needs to happen this week, and if I can't get it together and eat more calories without freaking out I'm going to have to do another coal challenge next month. Thinking about a meeting with a nutritionist or getting a wearable maybe... I dunno yet. There's a switch that needs to be flipped and I haven't figured it out yet, but somethings gotta give. In the meantime:

 

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7 hours ago, ~RedStone~ said:

And it was actually super fun!! We did a few improv games and the director had us read for all sorts of roles - particularly gender bending which was neat even tho the genders will remain in cast since it's a plot point. Pass. Good girl.

Sounds like a lot of fun. :)

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Introduction (where I started, May 2016) ~*~ NF Character (dormant)

 

 Progress as a Nomad: Battle log where I do my own challenges

Useful posts on my battle log: Useful Links and Travel Schedule, Future Challenge IdeasGoals for 2017 as a whole, Assorted Goals (not on rotation), Elements W1D1, Last Quarter Goals

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2 hours ago, Dagger said:

Sounds like a lot of fun. :)

 

It was more fun that I expected! And being all cracked out on not enough sleep and too much coffee.. I definitely appreciated his efforts to put us all at ease. Think I ended up reading better for a different character than I expected/planned for, and all in all I'm not expecting anything to come out of it, but I'm glad I went. I always wanted to and now I feel silly for being scared LOL :D

 

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1 hour ago, ~RedStone~ said:

now I feel silly for being scared

I know. It happens to me too. I'm scared and scared and scared and then... I do it and it wasn't that scary. So yeah, totally recognize that and I'm happy you had a good time. :D

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Introduction (where I started, May 2016) ~*~ NF Character (dormant)

 

 Progress as a Nomad: Battle log where I do my own challenges

Useful posts on my battle log: Useful Links and Travel Schedule, Future Challenge IdeasGoals for 2017 as a whole, Assorted Goals (not on rotation), Elements W1D1, Last Quarter Goals

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6 hours ago, ~RedStone~ said:

 

It was more fun that I expected! And being all cracked out on not enough sleep and too much coffee.. I definitely appreciated his efforts to put us all at ease. Think I ended up reading better for a different character than I expected/planned for, and all in all I'm not expecting anything to come out of it, but I'm glad I went. I always wanted to and now I feel silly for being scared LOL :D

 

 

Wow!  Sooo cool!  I have a couple things on my "would love to try but am too scared" list.  You may have inspired me to attempt a couple. :)

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5 hours ago, Wolverine said:

 

Wow!  Sooo cool!  I have a couple things on my "would love to try but am too scared" list.  You may have inspired me to attempt a couple. :)

 

YEAH!!!! It all started this year with lifting for me lol I was petrified. Seems to be a snowball effect tho, once one started going down the rest follow!!

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Oops, I wrote an update yesterday and never saved. It was long winded and mostly about recovering more yesterday, doing gentle yoga, sitting in a hot tub, and eating all the stuff. Lots of starch. Also forced a good protein shake in for breakfast this morning and it all worked out, started the PHUL program today and it felt strong. Also only took about an hour to complete, including pauses to study form videos. (Another 15-20 for the circuit.) Guess I'll be playing with weight for a bit, here's what it looked like:

 

~Bench~

5X45#   5X65#   3X75#   3X80# (No spot, felt strong!)

 

~Incline DB Bench Press~

10X5#   10X10#   10X15#   10X15#

 

~Bent Row~

5X45#   5X55#   5X60#   4X65#

 

~Lat Pull Down~

10X30#   10X40#   10X40#   10X50#

 

~Over Head Press~

5X45#   6X45#   3X55#   5X50#

 

~Barbell Curl~

10X20#   5X30#(F)   10X20#

 

~Skull Crusher~

10X20#   10X20#   10X30#

 

~5X Cardio/Core Circuit~

10X Box jumps 

5X Hanging crunch combo (front, side,side knee ups per 1 rep)

10X Jump squats

 

Went for a bite with girlfriends after, ate the stuff, brought the rest home for later, and took a nap for a good two hours lol. At the time the workout almost felt easy-ish, like I could have done more even though I brought the weight up to my limit for the most part. (Of course I'm sure I'll be feeling differently doing 2 days on and oh, there's also the little matter of needing that 2 hour afternoon nap :P)

 

Going forward I'm going to be needing to take some time to learn to use the machines. SIGH. I guess that was bound to happen eventually! Tomorrow is lower power, but I'm also going to tack on my 1RMs for the virtual comp here :D So we'll see how that goes!

 

Plant number 3 is a goofy cactus ^__^ The other 2 are planted in the garden and busy generating seeds so I can plant more weird plants. Water has hapenned.

 

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