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That panda probably feels like he is making forward progress.  Not so much. 

I need to stop being that Panda. 

 

This challenge takes me back to work (Thursday!), so I need to be on point.  So...two sets of goals. 

ZERO WEEK:

1.  Get up progressively earlier each day so that Thursday is not a shock (9 am today)

2.  Get my professional development sessions actually finished - this is a top priority

3.  Lift 4 times with hiit finishers

 

 

The Challenge:

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1.  Lift 4 x per week with gradually more intense hiit finishers

2. Give MFP a real shot

3. Give Home Chef a shot (starting Wednesday!)

 

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~Emerald_Dragonfly

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So much happening this week! Good vibes for getting back to work hard and awesome!!!! :D 

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36 minutes ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

 

 

This challenge takes me back to work (Thursday!), so I need to be on point.  So...two sets of goals. 

ZERO WEEK:

1.  Get up progressively earlier each day so that Thursday is not a shock (9 am today)

2.  Get my professional development sessions actually finished - this is a top priority

 

I feel your pain - today is my first day back from summer vacation and the struggle is real.

"Destiny is important, see, but people go wrong when they think it controls them. It's the other way around." - Terry Pratchett

 

                    Lift: 1 of 24                                             Eat Right: 1 of 42                              Stay Sane: 1 of 42   

                                                                                    

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Today's Training.  In pounds.  DB weights are per side. 

 

Got there, someone was shrugging in the squat rack.  I couldn't really say anything, though, since my plan was to press in the squat rack

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He very sweetly let me know when he was finished, though.  I'm going to miss the afternoon crowd on Thursday when I go back to the jerk fest that is the evening crowd.  :moody:

 

DB Rows

3 x 10 at 35

 

OHP

2 x 5 at 45

2 x 5 at 65

1 x 5 at 80

1 x 3 at 90

1 x 1+ at 100 - I did 4.  :-)

 

Dead Hang

3 x 20, 15, 12 seconds

 

Curlz (like whoa)

3 x 10 at 25

(STILL HARD!)

 

Shadow Boxing

2 x 3 minutes with 2 minute break in between. 

 

 

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~Emerald_Dragonfly

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4 minutes ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

Got there, someone was shrugging in the squat rack.  I couldn't really say anything, though, since my plan was to press in the squat rack

 

Bahahaha

I always press in the squat rack. OUTLAWS.

 

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5 minutes ago, Urgan said:

Here for LIFTING~

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3 minutes ago, Volki said:

Good luck! what time are you shooting for waking up at?

Also you got this, one wake-up at a time :D

Once students come in, I need to be up at 5:45 because I have to leave my house by 6:30. 

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1 minute ago, ixaera said:

 

Bahahaha

I always press in the squat rack. OUTLAWS.

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4 minutes ago, Grymm said:

I often deadlift in the squat rack.  Why waste extra energy moving the bar out?

 

Probably depends on setup. Like, if there's a buncha free bars elsewhere, obviously taking the squat rack is unnecessary in the first place, but yeah not all gyms exactly have an abundance of bars in the first place.

 

I used the squat rack to deadlift a couple of times at the rec center, when all the floor was in use and no one was waiting for the rack anyway. You just blew my mind though. I took the bar out both times because I was like "oh there are those stabilizing bars on the floor they'll be in the way" ... they wouldn't have been, derp. In my defense, I probably had tired just-lifted brain.

 

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Full disclosure, I lift in my basement.  I can do anything I want.  If I do rows and deadlifts in the rack, I only have to move the bar out for press.  However, I have found with safety bars in the top position, they are perfect for walking into - above my eyeline, but not above the top of my head.  I move them up there for rows and deadlift and continually walk into them.

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12 minutes ago, Grymm said:

I often deadlift in the squat rack.  Why waste extra energy moving the bar out?

I lift outside the rack - I prefer to set the 45s on the bar while the bar is on the  external bar pin on the exterior of the rack.  More energy to remove both safeties to deadlift inside the rack than to move the bar outside of the rack. 

 

5 minutes ago, ixaera said:

 

Probably depends on setup. Like, if there's a buncha free bars elsewhere, obviously taking the squat rack is unnecessary in the first place, but yeah not all gyms exactly have an abundance of bars in the first place.

 

I used the squat rack to deadlift a couple of times at the rec center, when all the floor was in use and no one was waiting for the rack anyway. You just blew my mind though. I took the bar out both times because I was like "oh there are those stabilizing bars on the floor they'll be in the way" ... they wouldn't have been, derp. In my defense, I probably had tired just-lifted brain.

Definitely depends on the rack set-up, I think.  :-)

~Emerald_Dragonfly

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2 minutes ago, Grymm said:

Full disclosure, I lift in my basement.  I can do anything I want.  If I do rows and deadlifts in the rack, I only have to move the bar out for press.  However, I have found with safety bars in the top position, they are perfect for walking into - above my eyeline, but not above the top of my head.  I move them up there for rows and deadlift and continually walk into them.

 

Oh yes! I knew this and forgot!

But yeah, it happened a couple of times in my gym just b/c lack of space and bars :)

 

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My feels when reading your challenge post were:

1) CUTE PANDA!

2) OH! OH! Friend me on MFP! Please! (elvenengineer)

3) Ew, that's early for a wake-up time.

 

HI! Such fun at the nerd meet-up. Though I already miss you guys lol. The green isn't the same incredibly warm place without nerds. 

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

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4 hours ago, ixaera said:

 

Bahahaha

I always press in the squat rack. OUTLAWS.

So do I.  And bench there often too, since the bench setup doesn't have safeties.

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Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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2 hours ago, wildross said:

So do I.  And bench there often too, since the bench setup doesn't have safeties.

 

Thirding~ 

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And I watched a episode of forefly in your honor

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Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

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Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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I was pressing in the rack. I thought this is where you were supposed to press? 

 

Lately, I've taken to setting up the 30# straight bar in the preacher curl rack and adding weights to it. But then I have to (i think this is the correct term) power clean it up from knee height. This works fine for me only going up to 55#. I think I'm going to keep doing this because then I don't have to fight for rack space. At least until I get closer to to 75 or 100#. 

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14 hours ago, elvenengineer said:

My feels when reading your challenge post were:

1) CUTE PANDA!

2) OH! OH! Friend me on MFP! Please! (elvenengineer)

3) Ew, that's early for a wake-up time.

 

HI! Such fun at the nerd meet-up. Though I already miss you guys lol. The green isn't the same incredibly warm place without nerds. 

 

So second! What's your handle? (Eleven I found you ;)) I'm RedStoneDust :D 

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