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Epic Quest of "meh"

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OK. My life of "Meh" for the next six weeks. Abdominal Strain (Sports Hernia) is not healing. Honestly don't even want to show up for strength and conditioning anymore. The real challenge is going to be maintaining my flexibility and mobility.

 

FOR SIX WHOLE WEEKS...

NO sparring or even kicking the bag 

NO rolling or resisted grappling (only "ippon kata" or "tori-uki")

NO Parkour, or even running

 

Bleh! by the time I can fight again, I'll be getting my but kicked by all the new guys. Still attending classes, I have a MACP level two test in August.  The test itself is all "Ippon kata", so I should be ok. Doing HIIT on an elliptical machine blows.

 

 

Start:

Physical Fitness

Q13.01 Combatives: 0

Q13.02 Cross Training: 2

Q13.03 Mixed Movement Arts: 0

Q13.04 Regeneration: .1

 

Financial and Intellectual Fitness

Q13.05: Maintenance: 0
Q13.06: Education: 0
Q13.07: Success Prep: 0
Q13.08: Disaster Prep: 0

 

Social and Spiritual Fitness (Family, Faith, Friends)

Q13.09: Family: 2

Q13.10: Friends: 0
Q13.11: Church and Community. 1
Q13.12: Daily Appreciation: 0

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7 hours ago, MiddleAgeMutantNinjaPanda said:

FOR SIX WHOLE WEEKS...

NO sparring or even kicking the bag 

NO rolling or resisted grappling (only "ippon kata" or "tori-uki")

NO Parkour, or even running

 

O_O

 

That's terrible! D:

 

But PinkNinja is right.  Survive this, get healthy, then kick it into high gear once you are fully healed.  Better to pull back now and be able to surge forward and improve afterwards than limp along forward and not be able to accomplish much, right?

 

(I say this fully as a guy who hates slowing down to do silly things like heal, so I know how you feel.)

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July 19th...no points for anything. Except a really productive day at work. Working up the willpower to go half-a$$ train this morning. Stupid Narcissism side of me doesn't want to do anything if I can't do everything. Perhaps a pre-work out.

Ok, leaving to go work out

 

still leaving...

 

ok now...

 

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I was going to say something about hoping you got it done, but I didn't do my body weight workout yesterday "because I had company". I could've done it before or after!
So tonight I'm going to make sure I do it, so if nothing else, I can give you a hard time without being a hypocrite. ;)

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19 hours ago, PinkNinja said:

I was going to say something about hoping you got it done, but I didn't do my body weight workout yesterday "because I had company". I could've done it before or after!
So tonight I'm going to make sure I do it, so if nothing else, I can give you a hard time without being a hypocrite. ;)

 

If a Doctor who smokes tells you smoking is bad for you health. Smoking is still bad for your health.

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Wed: Combatives, Cross training (lift only)

Thur 21JUL16: Could not sleep, slept in No training.

Friday 22 JUL 16: Still have sleep issues, leaving for training after this.

Q13.01 Combatives: 1

Q13.02 Cross Training: 5

 

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A lot going on at work, blew off entire last week for one reason or another.

This week is starting off strong.

 

I have decided that not being able to roll OR run gives me a chance to do some "vanity lifting" (i.e. body building vs functional lifting). So I'm doing old bodybuilding lifts, AMRAP reverse pyramid for 60 seconds with 30 seconds jump rope between sets.  Sort of a fight  gone bad but it does not mess with my sports hernia. ON TOP of my normal strength and conditioning set. Four more weeks, so I should be able to bulk up quite a bit. I'm down to 233 and I feel scrawny.

 

Also, safely deadlifted 225!!!. (I could always do it with poor form, but it's been two years to get it with good form)

 

Double points for today:

Q13.02 Cross Training: 7

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Oh no, vanity lifts! What ever will you do? :D I guess you'll just have to get good-looking, then.

 

How are things going for you these days, though?

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20 hours ago, Kishi said:

Oh no, vanity lifts! What ever will you do? :D I guess you'll just have to get good-looking, then.

 

How are things going for you these days, though?

 

My vanity lifts are for size, not attractiveness. I've dropped from 26% bodyfat to 22% bodyfat. If I loose much more belly fat at this age, I'm going to reach the break point and be more embarrassed by loose skin than fat. I'm really never going to be attractive. I can't work out my face. But since I'm going to have the gut, I might as well have the arms and legs to. Also, I tend to skip legs if I don't work out with a group, so that's why working out with the group is such a big deal. So I don't end up all upper body.

 

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today's vanity lifts:

warmup:

agility drills

High Squats (attempted ass to grass) 45lbs. Do not have mobility for heavier

Forearm pullups

 

3 rounds

Deadlift to clean to high squat to pushpress 135lbs to form failure (about 5 reps)

5 to 20 seconds shadow boxing

30 seconds Capoera

 

3 rounds

Assisted Pull-ups varied grip to muscle failure/30 seconds negatives

5 to 20 seconds shadow boxing

30 seconds Capoera

 

3 rounds

hanging row to muscle failure/30 seconds negatives

5 to 20 seconds shadow boxing

30 seconds Capoera

 

3 rounds

Suspension Curls/30 seconds negatives

5 to 20 seconds shadow boxing

30 seconds Capoera

 

3 rounds

Conventional curls, reverse pyramid x3drops/ last set 30 reps for speed

5 to 20 seconds shadow boxing

30 seconds Capoera

 

Ran out of time to do forearms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 8/8/2016 at 10:12 AM, MiddleAgeMutantNinjaPanda said:

Also, I tend to skip legs if I don't work out with a group, so that's why working out with the group is such a big deal. So I don't end up all upper body.

 

I tend to skip squat-based things for Deadlift-based things.  Because Deads > Squats.  So I tend to have to yell at myself to do things.  So I get you.

 

Hope the last few days of the challenge were good for you!

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