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I'm Raptron. I do stuff. I have pretty good workout habits, but there are always new things to fix or tweak, so I keep my head in the challenge game. My general objectives will still be trying to get under the iron 3x per week while also doing gymnastics 1-2x per week, but those are not fun or interesting goals, those are just life stuff. In addition to that, I've created some things I'd like to make sure to work on during the next four weeks. 

 

Tracked {Challenge Objectives}

  • Boulder 5x over the challenge
  • Walking with disadvantage (ruck) 3+ miles 4x over the challenge
  • PT or glute work 12x over the challenge
  • Write out tentative meal plans per half-week, so 8x over the challenge

These are the goals I'll actually grade the challenge on. I've been working out in the bouldering gym to lift but have only used my new climbing shoes just the once (terrible!), so I will make explicit the need to actually get on the walls. I'm also signed up for a GORUCK in November, which I guess I should actually do at least a few things to prep for... It's far enough away that I'm not going to focus too much on it, but just get used to time under weight again. My back and hips continue to be an area of concern, not because they are acting up, but because they could so I want to nip those issues in the bud and keep them from recurring. My final goal is because summer is hectic and crazy and fun -- while I love that about my life and my schedule, I've let it get in the way of planning out dinners and lunches, which has led to wayyyyy more spending on food and less nutritious meal choices. I can fix it! 

 

Bonus {Life Objectives}

  • Make dentist appointment
  • Make gyn appointment
  • Make dermatologist appointment
  • Re-dye hair
  • Get my bangs trimmed

Just stuff I've been neglecting. The start and end of this challenge will be tricky for me -- I'm flying back from TN from our gymnastics retreat late night this Sunday and then Sept. 7 - 11, I'll be in North Carolina for my friend's wedding festivities. The weeks in between are mostly free of other travel obligations, so I should be able to buckle down and nail my goals. :) 

 

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Love that under armour video! Following along. :) 

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O hiiiiii. 

 

Yeah, I'll post what I'm thinking for meals in here with recipe links if I actually have any or general suggestions/thoughts about how to make it if I do not. Helps keep me actually planning and accountable. :) 

 

Day 0.2

I had a good lifting day yesterday. </flex>

Squats

5 x 45#

5 x 95#

5 x 135#

3 x 165#

1 x 185#

2 x 205# <-- meant to do 200, but accidentally loaded up a 10# on one side and a 5# on the other. OOOPS.

3 x 5 x 200#

 

OHP

5 x 45#

5 x 55#

3 x 65#

3 x 2 x 80#

1 x 80#

3 x 75#

5 x 65#

5 x 55#

 

Deadlifts

5 x 95#

5 x 135#

3 x 165#
1 x 185#

1 x 210# 

2 x 3 x 210# <-- Haven't hit this since before I hurt my psoas last May. So excited. <333 

2 x 210#

 

Core stuff for a while and some PT stuff for a while and that's all she wrote. The best news of all is that my back isn't bothering me today. \o/ Victoriiiies.

 

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I like things. Especially raptron things.

Here for things.

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I'm in! That photo is it, man.

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4 hours ago, raptron said:

gymnastics 1-2x per week, but those are not fun or interesting goals

 

I beg to differ.

 

Awesome photo! Awesome video.

 

3 hours ago, KB Girl said:

Will you share the meal plans? I'm curious.

 

Please do! And then I can shamelessly steal your ideas. :P 

 

2 hours ago, raptron said:

2 x 3 x 210# <-- Haven't hit this since before I hurt my psoas last May. So excited. <333 

 

 

Woooooo

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in! and MEAL PLANs, dude. that is some prime level adulting right there.

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I hope sooo.

 

I've got a day of work and then I leave for Nashville bright and early tomorrow morning (6:30 am flight, whew), so we can head into the gymnastics camp in the afternoon. There are 4 workout sessions: Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning for a total of 12 hours of potential workout time. Haaaaaaaaha, I think we know how that is going to go. I'll probably go hard on the evening sessions and take it easier in the morning sessions (as I wait for my BAC to lower back to safe ranges from the nights before). 

 

Things I'd Like To Work On At Camp

  • Full twisting front layouts
  • Full twisting back layouts
  • Layout dismounts off of balance beam
  • Back 1/2 twist off balance beam
  • Toe-front dismounts off of bars
  • Straddle backs on bars

Anything else will just be extra-bonus-fun stuff. There is usually a handstand obstacle course to try to navigate (and fail hard at). I'll probably get some vaults in and other basics as well. I hope I don't rip immediately on bars so I can actually play around with toe-fronts because it's one thing that I would never try without having access to a pit. 

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Eeeee, excited. :D

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I mean, in theory they prevent some ripping, but not in my experience. I just rip in different places when I wear grips versus when I do not -- my ring finger is directly under the leather and it rips the most so, who knows. The main point of grips is to elongate your grip (hence the name) and the dowel in them provides a more secure position around the bar and helps prevent you from peeling (slipping off the bar). The fact that some people rip less while wearing them is more of a side benefit. Tape grips do a better job of protecting the hands but provide no other benefits. My teammate tapes before she puts on her grips, so I may copy her to see if that helps any! 

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Have fun! Do all the flips!

Take cool videos :)

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I'm blown away by the stuff you're doing -- gymnastics is so impressive.

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Ah that makes sense! Hope the tape trick will help.. And if not.. Well maybe you can rip one part first and then use the straps and keep going until that's ripped too? :X 

that was my bf's strategy during kettlebell sports camp, and his hands are still hurting, hehe.

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A handstand obstacle course sounds insane, in a totally awesome way! 

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On 8/18/2016 at 10:19 AM, raptron said:

Things I'd Like To Work On At Camp

  • Full twisting front layouts -> Yep! 
  • Full twisting back layouts -> Nope! 
  • Layout dismounts off of balance beam -> Yep! 
  • Back 1/2 twist off balance beam -> Yep! 
  • Toe-front dismounts off of bars -> Yep! 
  • Straddle backs on bars- > Nope!

So pretty good! I unfortunately rolled/crunched my ankle during the first 20 minutes of the first workout -- it wasn't bad at all, but it was just enough that back tumbling on it felt too tight, so I just put back twisting on the back burner until another day. During the Friday night workout, I spent probably 1.5 hours just working on front fulls onto an 8" mat in the foam pit. It was maybe a foot lower than the floor itself, which meant I had a bit more extra time to get it around and had a lovely soft landing. They actually started getting all the way around and to my feet a few times. Super fun! I didn't take any video though... oops.

 

Saturday morning practice was a bit slow, but I went over to bars to get in work on toe-fronts. I threw a thousand off of a low bar over the pit and was pretty much making them all the way around. Getting onto the high bar and throwing them was more intimidating than I thought it would be. I waited until the evening workout session to try them. I only have a video of the very first one I threw off of the higher bar and literally everything about it is wrong -- my cast is barely a cast, my feet barely make it on, I don't throw off the bar at all, and I go A THOUSAND MILES away from the bar because I release too early. Plus my friend taping it had no idea what the heck was going to happen, framing-wise, so all I have to offer is this hilarious video. 

 

I threw a couple more off the high bar, but my hands were burning out and threatening to rip (they hadn't yet!) so I left. Balance beam layout dismounts went pretty well, though they are not quite there to actually be landed on a floor yet. Back 1/2 twists were really weird, I was throwing more like an arabian (which is when you jump, half twist and then do a front tuck) versus the back 1/2 (which is jump, tuck backwards, twist halfway), but if I thought about consciously trying to do the arabian, I would just stall in the air? Haha, they were a mixed bag for sure.

 

Saturday night workout I did a few more front handspring front fulls as well, but my body was pretty tired so they were not as good as the night before. Not on the list of goals for the weekend, but always on my mind are back handsprings on low beam. I removed the panel mats completely and was throwing them on the low beam with much, much, much more confidence than I've felt with them in recent work outs. The beams were much nicer than ours, but I think there shouldn't be any reason that I couldn't also get through them on the low beam at my gym here. Then it turns into the slow slog to get them on the high beam without freaking outttttt. :D  

 

Sunday morning practice was an exercise in lying around and foam rolling. Pretty much zero gymnastics.

 

So yeah, full schedule looked like...

Friday morning breakfast at the airport and second breakfast with biscuits and beignets in Nashville, drive to the camp and pick up supplies, attempt at a nap, night workout (and playing with a stray kitten who joined us in the gym, Gymcata!), and then bonfire bonding time until 4:30 AM. Saturday morning breakfast, morning workout, swimming at the lake, nap time, evening workout, drinking games, dance party, 5 AM lying on the top of a pontoon boat bonding. Sunday morning breakfast, foam rolling time, drive back to Nashville, Hattie B's hot chicken, pool and beers outside, dinner at airport, flight home, in bed at 1:30 AM. 

 

I basically had one of the best weekends ever, but I'm SO TIRED, guys. SO tired. I really should have taken today off for recovery, but here I am at the office finish up a few time sensitive things. I will probably try to leave early and nap. 

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