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Goal 1: Get big and strong like BA Baracus:

Sandbag Floor Press 4x8x125# (currently at 3x8x135#)

 

 

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Goal 2: See things from a different perspective like Murdock:

Handstand Push-up progress

 

 

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Goal 3: Be flexible in any situation like Face:

Do one mobility exercise daily, 5 days a week

 

 

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Goal 4: Formulate a plan and see it come together like Hannibal:

Track everything I eat for a week to determine my current Diet Level (per NFA).

Take the prescribed steps to Level Up.

 

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

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Week 1, Day 1

Goal 3: Did KStarr's "couch stretch" before bed

Goal 4: Tracked everything I ate (listed in spoiler to save screen real estate)

Spoiler

10/30
Half apple
2 eggs
Coffee with Stevia and coconut oil
3 slices ham
Mixed veggies
Handful almonds
Handful peanuts x2
Ginger ale
Grilled Chicken
Mixed veggies
Buttered noodles
Popcorn


Week 1 Monday workout - Sandbaggery!

Sandbag Floor Press - 5x60#, 3x85#, 3x8x135# - my form was pretty bad by the 3rd set, so I'm going to drop the weight to 125# next time and try for 10 reps

Sandbag Clean and Press - 25x30# - goal was to see how many I could accomplish in 5 minutes, but I flamed out after about 3.5 minutes

Sandbag Ground-to-Shoulder Squat - 4x5x30# - this was an "every minute on the minute" where I completed the 5 squats as quickly as possible and then had the remainder of the minute to rest

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Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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Week 1, Day 2

Goal 1: 3x8x135# floor press

Goal 2: no progress yet

Goal 3: couch stretch again before bed (2/2)

Goal 4: tracked everything again, including Halloween candy!

Spoiler

10/31

3 cups water with pre-workout powder

2 cups water with protein powder

Half an apple

Handful peanuts

Handful almonds

Sea salt caramel pretzel bark

Coffee

Grilled chicken

Green beans

Half an apple

Two-bite cinnamon roll

Coke

Wheat Thins

Baked ziti

Peppermint

Halloween candy

Whiskey

 

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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Oh yeah, I meant to include a link to the couch stretch.

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Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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Week 1, Day 3

Goal 3 - 3-day streak of at least one mobility exercise

Goal 4 - Continuing to track what I eat, didn't have a single piece of Halloween candy!

Spoiler

11/01

Coffee x2

Half an apple

Cashew cranberry almond mix

Salad with spinach, carrots, cucumber, bacon, chicken, ranch

Watermelon

Pineapple

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Wheat thins

Coke Zero

Chocolate covered pretzels

Peanuts & almonds

Ribs

Baked potato

Broccoli & cauliflower

Gelato

 

 

Week 1, Wednesday Workout - Work Capacity 101 (modified) from Infinite Intensity

4 rounds, starting every 5 minutes, of:

5 pull-ups

10 burpees

15

20 jumping jacks

Finished with a 60 second plank with my feet on a stability ball

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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Week 1, Day 4

Goal 3 - Almost skipped my mobility last night, but I wanted to keep my streak alive, so I did a little foam rolling and couch stretch before bed

Goal 4 - The tracking continues

 

Spoiler

11/2

3 cups water with pre-workout powder

2 cups water with protein powder

Coffee

Apple

Peanuts & Almonds

Grilled chicken

Green beans

Egg noodles

Almond Joy

Pretzels

Cashew cranberry almond mix

Salad

Rotisserie chicken

Green beans & peppers

Broccoli & carrots

Cinnamon pecan pudding cake

 

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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3 hours ago, tenaciousglee said:

Goal 3 - Almost skipped my mobility last night, but I wanted to keep my streak alive, so I did a little foam rolling and couch stretch before bed

 

Tracking helps!

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Week 1 wrap

Goal 1 - Sandbag Floor Press Progress - started at 3x8x135# last week, bumped up to 3x10x125# this morning

Goal 2 - Handstand Push-up Progress - added a rep to 2 of my 3 sets from the previous week

Goal 3 - Mobility - 5 days last week

Goal 4 - Level Up My Diet - Tracked Sunday-Saturday; determined I'm at Level 4, working towards Level 5.  Goal for this week is to reduce sugar & soda consumption by clearing out the Halloween candy from my desk and the ice cream from my freezer.  I will also seek to drink coffee or tea when I need caffeine instead of soda.  Also, I can move up to Level 5 when I go 10 out of 14 days having a vegetable with every lunch or dinner, replacing a normal carbohydrate or starch.  Adding veggies is not hard for me, reducing sugar will be the tougher challenge.

 

Week 2, Monday workout

Sandbag Floor Press - 5x75#, 3x100#, 3x10x125#

Sandbag Clean & Press - 45x30# in 5 minutes (up from 25x30# in 3.5 minutes)

Sandbag Ground-to-Shoulder Squat - 5x5x40# (up from 4x5x30#)

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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Sorry for the lack of updates last week.  I didn't feel like I had much to say.  But, I kept working on my goals!

 

Week 2 wrap

Goal 1 - Sandbag Floor Press Progress - none; changed up my Monday workout and it threw off my numbers.  D'oh.

Goal 2 - Handstand Push-up Progress - none; having some soreness in my shoulder, so my reps were down last Friday and I'm planning to rest it this week, maybe even skip HSPUs this week with a plan to try again during Week 4.

Goal 3 - Mobility 5 days last week

Goal 4 - Level Up My Diet - focused on clearing out the candy from my desk and reducing soda consumption; all that's left in the desk are a few Tootsie Rolls, which I rarely ever crave, but figure can be a quick-fix if I start wanting chocolate.  I also only had 3 sodas over the last week and intentionally chose coffee or tea over soda when I needed caffeine.

 

Goal for the next 2 weeks is to go 10/14 days having a vegetable with every lunch or dinner.

 

Week 3 Sunday veggie was vegetable soup.  Week 3 Monday veggie was asparagus.

 

Week 3 Monday workout

SB Floor Press - 5x100#, 5x100#, 5x125#, 8x125#, 6x125#

SB Bent Over Row - 5x5x60#

SB Front Squat - 5x5x60#

Dip - 10

Pull-ups - 10

SB Good Morning - 10x160#

 

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Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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Looks like you're still making progress, though! Sorry to hear about the shoulder soreness, not a bad idea to take a break and reset things. 

I'm glad the goals are going well! There must be something going around, it seems like everyone is having weird shoulder stuff/pain. I hope it's doing better!

Thanks! Rest it is. Now I just need to figure out what to do for my Friday workout since it usually involves weighted pull-ups and HSPU practice. I'll probably stick to lower body stuff and maybe see how plain handstands feel.

Level 32 Minifig Jedi Assassin

Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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2 hours ago, Manarelle said:

How's the shoulder doing? Still plugging away at those vegetables with meals? 

 

Shoulder is better, thanks.  I did kind of a plyometric, leg-focused workout on Friday and was feeling it all weekend!  I skipped my heavy sandbag floor press this morning and did some wall walks instead.  It was the first time I had ever tried them and they were tougher than I expected.  But my shoulder didn't complain.

 

Veggies are good, too. I can count 7 days last week, and 2 so far this week.  Almost ready to level up! 

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Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

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"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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5 hours ago, tenaciousglee said:

Veggies are good, too. I can count 7 days last week, and 2 so far this week.  Almost ready to level up! 

 

Dang. Sounds like that's a solid habit in place there. Congrats! 

Manarelle the Level 55 Amazon Assassin

Gryffindarling and Sith Acolyte, somehow.

Challenges: 1-1011-2021-3031-4041-50, 51-60, Current

 

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Quick challenge write-up

 

Goal 1 - Progress on sandbag floor press - Did not finish due to shoulder pain

Goal 2 - Progress on handstand push-ups - Did not finish due to shoulder pain

Goal 3 - Mobility 5 days a week - hit 3 of 4 weeks

Goal 4 - Level up my diet - ding!  The next level requires limiting bread, pasta and sweets. I don't find the bread or pasta to be much of a problem, but I'll probably need some resolve to kick the sweets.

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Current Challenge  | Battle Log | "Epic" Quest

Previous Challenges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6789101111.51213141516171819, 2021222324, 25, 262728293031323334

"A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." -Stephan Dolley, Jr.

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

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