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I've just completed my 2017 road map, and my main focus for this year fitness wise is going to be running some OCRs. This means I'm going to have to do a whole variety of training, but as the first one won't be until April that gives me this challenge to focus purely on strength. And as I'm focusing on strength I though what better place to be than over with the warriors for a challenge to see what I can learn from you lovely people.

 

I've been working through Starting Strength since the beginning of November and I'm starting to struggle with some of the lifts, so this will also be an opportunity to find out if there any form issues that are holding me back, or whether it's going to be time to move on the an intermediate program.

 

To goals!

 

Eat - 15XP

What? Eat the right things as much as possible, and limit the bad stuff

Why? In order to lift strong I need to eat strong, and eat right. 

How? i. Pack breakfasts for work at least 4/5 days per week.

           ii. Pack lunches for work at least 4/5 days per week.

           iii. No buying nonsense at all this challenge. I have enough rubbish left over from Christmas in my house without buying anything on top of that. Nonsense is the food I know is just silly - chocolate, cake, crisps etc.

 

 

Sleep - 10XP

What? Set myself up to get a decent amount of sleep.

Why? Because my body needs recovery time to get stronger, and because I aim to workout early in the morning before work, meaning I have to get up on time.

How? i. In bed every day by 10:30pm, or within 45 minutes of getting home, whichever later.

           ii. No caffeine after 4pm on any day.

 

 

Lift - 15XP

What? Keep lifting!

Why? Because that's the whole focus of the challenge! Also, it's fun!

How? Lift 3x per week following Starting Strength, no exceptions! This should be at the expense of all other exercise - if I have to miss a workout it can be anything else but not this.

 

 

Like It - 10XP

What? Keep a positive attitude to lift by keeping track of the things you're thankful for.

Why? Because I want to be a happy, positive person, and I hope this will keep me on track for that.

How? Record one positive statement in my bullet journal every day, and share them on here unless they're really personal.

 

 

So that's a wrap! Looking forward to kicking off on this tomorrow, and on looking through everyone else's threads!

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Following along again! Pretty much a stroke of luck I found you hiding here ;) 

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2 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

Following along again! Pretty much a stroke of luck I found you hiding here ;) 

 

This thread's been up 7 minutes! Damn you're fast man, good work!

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38 minutes ago, Jarric said:

This thread's been up 7 minutes! Damn you're fast man, good work!

I was wandering by when it popped up :) looking like a great challenge! Gainz for January! 

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3 minutes ago, jonfirestar said:

I was wondering by when it popped up :) looking like a great challenge! Gainz for January! 

 

Cheers man, I'm certainly looking forward to this one!

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Woohoo! I'd been stalking the guilds wondering where you went, and now you're here!

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21 minutes ago, fleaball said:

Woohoo! I'd been stalking the guilds wondering where you went, and now you're here!

 

Hiiii, glad you found me :) .

 

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So I've been seeing loads of people doing challenge trackers in journals and I wanted in. Mine's not the most exciting but I kinda like it:

 

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Yay! I know that guy! Kind of? Looking forward to knowing you more :D I've been messing around with maybe doing a BuJo in the future, any chance for other picts? I LOVE pictures of handwriting, IDK why :P Also gearing up for some OCR action after my meet in a few weeks!!!! Will be paying attention to see how training goes for that since I have no clue LOL Cheers!

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You wouldn't love MY handwriting... Looks like someone has strapped a pen to a chicken and let it loose...

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6 minutes ago, Blocky said:

You wouldn't love MY handwriting... Looks like someone has strapped a pen to a chicken and let it loose...

 

ALL THE WRITING!!!!! <3 <3 <3 

 

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14 hours ago, Laghail said:

Welcome to the Warriors Jarric, best of luck on your challenge and I'll be stalking along. 

Remeber, you get bonus warrior xp every time you share food pr0n on your thread. 

 

Thanks man! I knew I should have taken a photo of much lunch! next time...

 

14 hours ago, Blocky said:

ZTc_GY95fo_D6_Vdbhqs7f_I_Q.jpg

 

But oh so right...

 

12 hours ago, RedStone said:

Yay! I know that guy! Kind of? Looking forward to knowing you more :D I've been messing around with maybe doing a BuJo in the future, any chance for other picts? I LOVE pictures of handwriting, IDK why :P Also gearing up for some OCR action after my meet in a few weeks!!!! Will be paying attention to see how training goes for that since I have no clue LOL Cheers!

 

Hiii! I'll try for some other pics of the BuJo, but mostly it's not that interesting. I pretty much just right things in as they come to mind without any real prior preparation!

 

That's cool, what OCR are you doing?

 

11 hours ago, Blocky said:

You wouldn't love MY handwriting... Looks like someone has strapped a pen to a chicken and let it loose...

 

11 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

ALL THE WRITING!!!!! <3 <3 <3 

 

1ZaUTygm.png

 

Yeah, mine's pretty much like that too. I mean, I can read it, but that's about it!

 

11 hours ago, Laghail said:

My grandpa did this back when I was a kid. Only, instead of a pen, there were maybe sharper instruments involved....

#bloodsportsareuncool

 

O.o

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So not the best start to the challenge today... I was all excited to get in the gym and well up for starting with a bang. Did bench and noticed a little discomfort in my lower back. Then squats and that feeling's still there but not a problem (though they felt pretty heavy in general). Then halfway through by deadlift warm-up bang! pain. It's not exactly agony but it's pretty bad - right at the base of my spine. I don't know what I've done but I hope it sorts itself out quickly :apathy: .

 

Here's what I got in before that anyway:

 

Bench:

20kg (~44#) x 2 x 5

30kg (~66#) x 5

40kg (~88#) x 3

50kg (~110#) x 3 x 5

 

Squat:

20kg (~44#) x 2 x 5

40kg (~88#) x 5

55kg (~121#) x 3

65kg (~143#) x 2

72.5kg (~160#) x 3 x 5

 

Deadlift:

40kg (~88#) x 2 x 5

60kg (~132#) x 5

 

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12 minutes ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

 

There was a time where not even I could read my handwriting!

 

Ok, now that is bad!

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32 minutes ago, Jarric said:

 Then halfway through by deadlift warm-up bang! pain. It's not exactly agony but it's pretty bad - right at the base of my spine. I don't know what I've done but I hope it sorts itself out quickly :apathy: .

Sorry man, if the pain is still there through today, stop and see a chiropractor? It's not necessarily an injury, could have just been soreness and your spine making a little pop (like cracking your knuckles), but a chiro can check for sure and get your alignment back together. 

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2 hours ago, Jarric said:

Hiii! I'll try for some other pics of the BuJo, but mostly it's not that interesting. I pretty much just right things in as they come to mind without any real prior preparation!

 

LOL I dunno what it is, I love hand drawn systems. I'm so resistant to starting the BuJo, but so fascinated. Your IG massively peaked my interest and now @The Shogun is starting to post his and I has all the notebook jeals. Updating my challenge goals now with some paper lists light ;) 

 

2 hours ago, Jarric said:

That's cool, what OCR are you doing?

 

A Spartan in June with @ArgSki77 And @CourtnieMarie !

 

2 hours ago, Jarric said:

Then halfway through by deadlift warm-up bang! pain. It's not exactly agony but it's pretty bad - right at the base of my spine. I don't know what I've done but I hope it sorts itself out quickly :apathy: .

 

You've been at it since November, right? Or are you revisiting after a break? Just wondering if it may be time for a form check. Don't want to be all blah blah blah if you know this already! (Pls ignore if so :P) but as the weigh gets heavier it can be harder to maintain form, rounding back can cause strain on the lower portion of the lats and erectors etc ect...

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Woo found you, found you.

 

I LOVE how you set up your goals with what, why and how.  That is so awesome man!  It makes sense!  And helps you see the bigger picture every time you look at them!  Very cool.   And yay!  More journaling!!

 

I agree with the others, mind that back.   Don't put things off too long thinking you can tough it out and it will heal.   I've done that too many times and I think I have life long 'hiccups' in various injury locations because of it.

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4 hours ago, Laghail said:

Sorry man, if the pain is still there through today, stop and see a chiropractor? It's not necessarily an injury, could have just been soreness and your spine making a little pop (like cracking your knuckles), but a chiro can check for sure and get your alignment back together. 

 

Cheers man, I will go and see someone if it doesn't clear up pretty quickly on its own. It's been getting steadily better throughout the day, but there's definitely still some discomfort. We'll see what a night's sleep does for it.

 

2 hours ago, RedStone said:

 

LOL I dunno what it is, I love hand drawn systems. I'm so resistant to starting the BuJo, but so fascinated. Your IG massively peaked my interest and now @The Shogun is starting to post his and I has all the notebook jeals. Updating my challenge goals now with some paper lists light ;) 

 

 

A Spartan in June with @ArgSki77 And @CourtnieMarie !

 

 

You've been at it since November, right? Or are you revisiting after a break? Just wondering if it may be time for a form check. Don't want to be all blah blah blah if you know this already! (Pls ignore if so :P) but as the weigh gets heavier it can be harder to maintain form, rounding back can cause strain on the lower portion of the lats and erectors etc ect...

 

It is quite nice one you get into the journal thing. I had to get a tiny one I could keep in my pocket or I'd never update it, which is why mine's such a mess. Look forward to seeing your paper lists ;) .

 

Oo, sounds awesome, good luck for it!

 

Yeah, I've been on it solidly since November. Funnily enough one of the reasons for coming to the warriors was so I could post a few form check videos here and the form check thread. Even more funnily I'd decided to do a video of my deadlift today, but I never got to my work weight to record it! Depending on how it goes I may have to invest in a session with a trainer.

 

1 hour ago, Starpuck said:

Woo found you, found you.

 

I LOVE how you set up your goals with what, why and how.  That is so awesome man!  It makes sense!  And helps you see the bigger picture every time you look at them!  Very cool.   And yay!  More journaling!!

 

I agree with the others, mind that back.   Don't put things off too long thinking you can tough it out and it will heal.   I've done that too many times and I think I have life long 'hiccups' in various injury locations because of it.

 

Hay, glad you found me! Thank you, it seems to help me!

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Eat - i. 0/4 - ii. 1/4 - iii. 1/7

Sleep - i. 1/7 - ii. 1/7

Lift - 1/3

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Like It "Day one of the challenge and it's bench day, a perfect start! Looking forward to getting in the gym & starting my week off right!"

 

As you can tell this was written in the morning before the whole day went wrong. Aside from the back (which is definitely better today, but still not quite right) I then had a horrible train journey home due to tube strikes. It was full and standing the whole way (which really hurt my back) and I got home about ten to 8. Grabbed sausages and chips from the local chippy due to time constraints (I really would've rather cooked for myself), and then off to my snooker match. Which I lost :( .

 

Got home late at quarter past midnight, made today's breakfast (boiled eggs) and lunch (paté sandwich) and to bed at 1am, so a technical pass for the sleep goal and a set up for food passes today.

 

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That brings me on to my positivity statement for today! "You know what, yesterday was a pretty shitty day on all fronts. And that happens, so it's ok to acknowledge that and move forward. I'm still standing and today can only really be better than yesterday."

 

On that note, trains are still knackered but I shall have to make do. At least all I have to do when I get home today is clean the kitchen, cook and eat. I'm also hoping to make some progress on my work/life balance goal for 2017 if there's time.

 

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I should also probably explain the last 2 entries on my tracker above. First off, I'm taking part in a PvP using the daily dares on darebee.com this month. It's great fun, so if you're interested check it out here.

 

Secondly, my friend "The Captain" is getting married at the end of the year and he has asked the best men, myself and my friend "Hopalong" to help him get in shape for the wedding. So I've set up a little accountability group on Whatsapp for the three of us and we're starting with a 30 day push-up challenge to get him thinking about exercise on a daily basis. So as that's kind of a PvP too and impacts my workout routines I'll be reporting it on here.

 

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Not all updates will be this long, I promise!

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12 hours ago, The Shogun said:

HI!!! Another Bujo Brother!?

 

Indeed so! How's it working for you?

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