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We are into August and the battle continues!

 

What the next five weeks look like:

Week 0: August 15 to August 21 - Week 8 of current programming, featuring 5x5 + 3x8

Week 1: August 22 to August 28 - Week 9 of current programming, featuring 5x5 + 3x8

Week 2: August 29 to September 4 - Week 1 of new programming

Week 3: September 5 to September 11 - Week 2 of new programming

Week 4: September 12 to September 18 - Week 3 of new programming

 

The next Week 0 is September 19 to September 25 and coincides with CNF 2016.  So there will be a taper week and an informal PL meet.

 

So the goals will be pretty much the same as before, but keeping CNF and the PL competition in mind.

 

Goal 1 - Programming

Current mission is nearing completion.  Acquire new mission.

 

 

We are finally done with the 10x10 cycle and got to 10x10x225 pound squats and 10x10x325 pound deadlifts.  Now we are on three weeks of 5x5.  The most recent round was (almost) 5x5x275 pound squats and 5x5x405 pound deadlifts.  Two more weeks I am planning a quick little bit of linear progression to get to 5x5x295 pound squats and 5x5x425 pound deadlifts.  Similar linear progression for the 3x8 that follows 5x5.

 

Sometime during Week 1, I should get some programming to get us to the CNF PL Meet.  I think it will be a six-day hybrid program, but time will tell.

 

Goal 2 - Tracking

We still have a good bit more of the Parental Visit Bulking Program going and then it is back to normal life.  The general goals are:

 

Maintain weight around 205 pounds / 93 kg.  This leaves an option open for a PL competition sometime next year.

Keep "outings" to one time per week.

Batch cook one time per week - even if the batch cook only lasts two days.

Compare shopping list to what I have been given. (Vague - but I will know exactly what this is when I read it at the end of the Challenge cycle.)

 

Goal 3 - Battle

Yup.  There is another battle coming up right after this Challenge Cycle!  That would be the CNF PL Meet!

 

No idea just how much stronger I have become since the April 23 PL meet, but we will be finding out soon.  We were discussing openers a couple of weeks ago - and who knows?  Maybe the idea was to throw some numbers out there for us to laugh at when I actually try openers.

 

Squats should see some big gains because there was a lot of squat work in all of that Olympic programming.

Bench Press will look about the same.

Deadlift is looking a lot stronger.

 

Goal 4 - Other Goals as they come up

 

No real Challenge theme this cycle because too much stuff going on around the house.  So....

 

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Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Following for the pandas.

:panda: 

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6 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

Hi!

 

Hai!

 

6 hours ago, Urgan said:

Ohai. Here for the trolling and the lifting and the eating. 

 

:tyrannosaurus:

 

5 hours ago, miss_marissa said:

Here for food pics.

 

omnomnomnomnom

 

5 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following for the pandas.

:panda: 

 

:panda:

 

5 hours ago, elvenengineer said:

Hi! I'll try to keep up this time and not be creepily liking things a week after you post them.

:D 

:D

:D

Or not. We shall see......

 

I get overloaded all the time - so I get it.

 

What I need to do is reread my own guide on how to catch up on a thread.

 

5 hours ago, Grymm said:

Sometimes you've just got to stick with your strengths.

 

:panda:

 

1 hour ago, wildross said:

Hi!

 

Hi to you too!

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And back to the grind here in MinniBulgaria.....

 

Parental Visit Bulking Program, Day 10:

 

The scale says I am up 6 pounds - a new high!

(And Miss Broki says I have obviously been eating crap the entire weekend.)

Hmm.  IHOP.  Ice Cream.  Outback.  Chili's.  Not bad for a weekend.  I have most of the pictures to prove it.

The conversion from Power lifer to Olympic lifter is coming along slowly, but it has not shown up anywhere in the diet..... :tyrannosaurus::panda:

 

Today was one of those days at work to make me think about shifting from DEFCON 4 to DEFCON 3.  Hmm.  The house is in much better shape and I am in a better position to list it.  That would give me so much more incentive.....

 

Meanwhile I am trying to decide what the DEFCON number is on the other side.  There was a time when I was so rock-bottom I would welcome DEFCON 1 - Because that would mean it is all over.  Finally all over.  And that makes me think:

 

I should really come up with a bucket list of things I would like to do in the event they really decide to go DEFCON 1 on me - because I would finally have time to actually do these things.  And making a list would make me feel better.

 

There was one comment made that really did make me wonder if that is where they are going - one of those kind that indicates they would prefer I push the button first.

 

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But.  The theme of this Challenge is to Fight on!

(Or is it telling my friends I left behind to fight on?)

 

So back to the grind in MinniBulgaria......

 

Snatch High-Pulls:  5x94, 6x5x134 pounds

I am not sure exactly how many sets we actually did, but so much tech to remember.

 

Hang Cleans: 2x134, 2x154, 2x184, 2x204, 2x1x224 pounds

With two plates, the first rep went pretty easy.  The second rep was just not happening.

The first set got stuck at the bottom.  She believes that is because I catch everything else so high I am not used to getting stuck at the bottom anymore.

The second one just got to a high pull and I refused to get under it.  So.  We shall see what it looks like next week.

 

Jerks: 3x134, 3x154, 3x3x184 pounds

 

And that's it for tonight!

 

Also, the same convention applies to this Challenge cycle, too:

 

 

 


Bad Olympic puns in spoilers. :D
 

 

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Oh, yeah.  Right!

 

Score for Today:

3090 Calories - Lasagna!

363 Carbs

105 Fat

194 Protein

 

+2.9 Overall

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

3090 Calories

 

For the first time ever on what isn't a cheat day, you've only bested me by 100 calories!

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IF I had reason to believe that my employer was looking to replace me, I think my DEFCON would be a 2.

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22 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

IF I had reason to believe that my employer was looking to replace me, I think my DEFCON would be a 2.

 

You are correct, yes.

 

DC2 would mean I am typing this message from the airport or from a hotel in a different town and DC1 is only a matter of time.

 

One thing was said that made me think getting back to DC3 ASAP.  So.  Go through the DC3 Action Cards.

 

As a bonus:  Going DC1 means I have to say goodbye to my Dark Side influence and very likely means I return to the Light Side.

 

1 minute ago, KB Girl said:

Fight on \o/

 

FTFY! :)

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Eureka!  Just by Googling "punishment of the innocent" I found it!

 

A couple weeks ago I had an Engineer to Engineer conversation with my Future Self and he explained to me the phases of a major project and that we were at the Panic and Hysteria phase and next up was Search for the Guilty, followed by Punishment of the Innocent.

 

He said that would be me.

 

More later.......

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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5 hours ago, Sam Ashen said:

 

DC2 would mean I am typing this message from the airport or from a hotel in a different town and DC1 is only a matter of time.

 

Either of these sounds like the start of a great movie!

 

Remember to fuel up on amazing camp Tacos before the PL meet!!!!!!!!!!!

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"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Parental Visit Bulking Program, Day 11

 

Week 8, Day 1 - What is this, Crossfit?

 

2 Hip Snatches + Snatch: 3x64, 3x74, 3x84, 3x94, 3x99, 3x104, 3x109, 3x114 pounds

Hip Snatch: 5x3x114 pounds

Clean Pull + Clean: 5x5x114, 3x5x134 pounds

Jerks: 3x134, 3x154, 3x3x184 pounds

Front-Squats: 3x184, 3x204, 3x3x224 pounds

 

Total sets: 31

Volume Count: 14496 - That sounds like a lot for Oly practice x.x

 

Score for Today:

3202 Calories #lieslieslieslieslies

307 Carbs

153 Fat

197 Protein

 

+2.1 Overall

 

Hamburger, Chili, Quinoa

 

7 hours ago, shaarawy said:

Either of these sounds like the start of a great movie!

 

I will take this as a compliment!  Because.  Starring.  Me! :D

 

Here's an old movie for you!

 

 

Today:  Calm after the storm.  Compared notes with a few people. Whole bunch of things to say......  But a little later.....

 

5 hours ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

As always, in for trolling and bad puns!

 



tod durch veytoomuchjerken

 

last night and night before, too!

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Week 8, Day 2 - Tod durch Kneibeugen

 

Yup.  Squats:

1x5x45 pound empty bar

1x5x135 pounds

1x5x185 pounds

1x5x225 pounds

3x5x285 pounds

2x5x275 pounds

 

And.  Deadlifts:

1x8x135 pounds

1x8x225 pounds

1x8x315 pounds

3x8x375 pounds

 

Dumbbell Bench Press: 3x8x55 pounds

 

Dumbbell Single-Arm Press: 3x8x35 pounds

 

24k in volume if we count the ramp-up sets and 16k if we do not.  MFP says I burned 325 Calories.

 

Score for Today:

2599 Calories - #lies #lotsoflasagna

316 Carbs

82 Fat

175 Protein

 

-2.0 Overall

 

So going with the assumption that I am eating a lot more than what I am telling MFP.  If I am wrong, then hopefully I don't keel over tomorrow.

 

Rest day tomorrow, but an appointment going on so lots of weird going on.  We will sort it out when we get there.

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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

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

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

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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As long as you are consistently off, it doesn't matter so much. Random is the problem lol.

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