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Summer of Change - Back to the Academy

Backstory:

I've had a calling all my life, and at last with the help of Kyle Katarn I figured out what it was. The Force is strong (enough) in me, so I shall attend the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin IV. This isn't my first academy experience, I've been trained as a New Republic spy at the Dantoine Academy. While the content will be pretty different now, at least I how know the wind blows in those kind of institutions. But others bring even better advantages with them (already having their own lightsabers, for example), which means I need to prepare my arrival, to be the best possible Jedi student I can be.

 

GOAL: Be ready for the start of the semester!

In exactly 8 weeks my first semester as a undergrad student in Physical Activity & Health is going to start. It is my second time as a university student, but in a completely different field this time.  I am 29 years old, while most of my co-students will certainly be under 20. And since this is a sports/exercise science programm (albeit one with a heavy focus on science and medicine and little on performing sports ourselves) it probably attracts a lot of really fit people. Therefore my goal for this and the following challenge is to be ready in body and mind to have a great start.

 

 

Quest 1: Bodyweight workouts every second day

I'm using the 7 weeks to getting ripped template for this quest, because it has a good mixture of different bodyweight stuff. I started the 3 week prep part two weeks ago, which means I'll finish in 8 weeks.

             BONUS QUEST: Get some kettlebell work done in between

             If I have the time and energy, I'll do some kettlebell work, but it is not the main focus

             right now.

Quest 2: Endurance workouts (almost) every day

Not important what I do, just keep moving for 20  minutes or so. I've biked mostly the last two weeks, but hiking, skating, running or anything else is fine, too.

 

Quest 3: Eat consciously

That mostly means discerning real hunger and lust and then eat accordingly: not in between meals and not too much during meals. Also, I've started the habbit to eat at least one protein-rich meal (usually breakfast), which I want to keep up.

 

Quest 4: Hunt down an appartment and a job

If I don't get those two, I'm gonna live under a bridge come october. This should be motivation enough...

 

Quest 5: Prestudy

I've got two online precourses to work through, math and chemistry. The latter is very unorganised, so I got a textbook in the public library for that and while I was there I picked up som others, too:

-Precourse Chemistry for Dummies

-Mathematics for Science for Dummies

-Physics for Dummies

-Anatomy & Physiology for Dummies

The goal here is to study something each day (textbook or online course), so I have at least in these core subjects a comparable amount of knowledge as the other students, who just finished school.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand after 150 days of being "High Lord of the Sith" in the epic battle between the victorious dark side and the light side, I'm back to my old display name! :D

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Following along again!

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Week 1 Sunday

Quest 1 - Bodyweight

Programmed rest day.

      But did some BONUS KB swings (one-hand 16kg, two-hand 24kg, 50 reps each in sets of 10)

Quest 2 - Endurance

Also rest day

Quest 3 - Eating

Breakfast check! Rest of the day, not so good.

Quest 4 - Life

Not much happening on weekends.

Quest 5 - Prestudy

Read in Anatomy/Physiology, which on one hand is the most interesting of my textbooks, but on the other hand it is the one I'm learning the least from, because I already know much stuff.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Week 1 Monday

Quest 1 - Bodyweight

Unexpected rest day. :(

Quest 2 - Endurance

Evening biking trip.

Quest 3 - Eating

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Quest 4 - Life

Found some appartments and one job online, now I just have to get'em.

Quest 5 - Prestudy

Today: the cardiovascular system!

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Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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I tried the 7 Weeks to Ripped guide several years ago.  I'm still not ripped, but I'm interested to see how it goes for you. Good luck!

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"You don't get stronger by skipping workouts." - me, to myself, about 3 times a week

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On 23.8.2016 at 7:17 PM, tenaciousglee said:

I tried the 7 Weeks to Ripped guide several years ago.  I'm still not ripped, but I'm interested to see how it goes for you. Good luck!

 I'm not expecting to be ripped, that's for sure. But it is a nice template so I don't have too think about it too much.

the artist usually known as WALDGEIST

Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Life happened, but I'm still alive. Just a bit unstructured.

 

My grandparents old (at least 150 years) farm house will be leveled in the near future, so I was there a couple of times helping to get stuff out (either to be saved or trashed). Since its gonna be destroyed anyway we had some fun playing destruction ourselves, too.

 

Also the course catalogue for the fall semester went online yesterday, so I also spent some time figuring out when I'll be doing what next semester.

I'll put it in spoilers for those, who are interested:

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Monday: three 1 hour lectures in the morning: Fundamentals of Mathematics + Functional Anatomy of Movement + Introduction to Orthopaedics and exercise traumatology. Then every second week a 2 hour lecture in the afternoon: Introduction to Sports Science/Studying Sports Science.

Tuesday: a 1 hour lecture in the morning: Fundamentals of Biomechanics. A 2 hour seminar at noon: Motor learning. And a 2 hour lecture in the afternoon: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiologie for Sports Medicine.

Wendesday: a 2 hour lecture in the early morning: Introduction to Movement Science. Two 1 hour lectures in the late morning: Biology for Sport Scientists + Fundamentals of Chemistry.

Thursday: Every second week a 2 hour class: Computer and presentation skills for Sport Scientists

Friday: no classes. :)

Also there will be a weekend seminar on teaching back strengthening/back pain reducing bodyweight exercises in February or March.

I might additonally take a language class on Monday/Thursday in Czech, but that is it for this semester.

Anyway the timetable has a very good structure to work a part-time job on the side, since I've got two afternoons and one whole day free (plus saturday) to work and enough study time between classes.

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Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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Seriously, where did this challenge go?

 

Week 3?! update

Working out: 3 times

Endurance: 2 times

Eating: Breakfast check almost every day

Life: fell completely off the wagon here

Prestudy: occasionally at best

 

the artist usually known as WALDGEIST

Epic Quests

Challenges by theme

 

Star Wars: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #5B, #6, #6B, #10, #11, #16, #17, (Current Callenge)

TeenWolf: #7

SHIELD: #8, #12, #13, #14, #15

Magicians: #9

 

"It's never too late, to become what you could've been!"

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