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Hi, I'm Heather Raptron. I do gymnastics, lift heavy things, wear lots of costumes, eat everything, and try to fit too many fitness activities into my life on a regular basis. I am currently in Week 10 of the Danger Method for my lifting program and my gymnastics team is gearing up for their Nationals competition in April, which I am not competing in this year because I've chosen to focus my efforts a bit differently this year. I'm also looking to diversifying my workout plan once again since I've moved into lower rep lifts, so conditioning is on the slate for this challenge. This challenge is centered around Westerberg High School royalty (both in movie and musical form):

 

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1. Heather McNamara

  • Splits progress photos at start and finish
  • Standing split work 2x per week

Heather McNamara, head cheerleader. I'll channel her flexibility to ascend to the top of the high school food chain. This is a repeat goal from last challenge, but this time with photos. 

 

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2. Heather Duke

  • Meal prep in advance for all lunches per work week
  • Meal prep in advance for at least 1 dinner per week

Heather Duke, runs the yearbook, no discernible personality, but an intense social climber. Bulimia is so '87, Heather Duke. I'll be prepping healthy food for Hubstron and myself every week so that he can stay on track for his 60 Day diet reset and journey to fitness. Plus, maybe it'll keep me on track to fuel my body well! 

 

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3. Heather Chandler

  • Climb and/or conditioning 2x per week
  • Bonus point for hitting 2x conditioning and 1x climbing in a week's span

Heather Chandler, the almighty, the mythic bitch. I'll both need to climb (socially) and maintain my fitness to keep this queen b off of the top dog slot. Unless I just find a way to slip her some Draino... 

 

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4. Veronica

  • Continue creating weekly planner page in bujo
  • Actually check bujo lists at home at least 3x per week

Veronica, the former nobody, monocle'd frantic journaler. I can map my ascent alongside hers through my journal.

 

Let's goooo.

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Soooo I always keep busy in Zero week to test out my goals. I didn't decide on them until today though, so I've kind of already cheated. :P 

 

Day 0.1-0.2

I'm really happy with Monday's workout:

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I got to the gym really late because I was at work late prepping for a big meeting on Tuesday but that didn't stop me from bringing the fire. That squat top set made me nervous despite the fact that 215 was super easy last week. I'll film 225# if I go for 3 on it next week because I am worried maybe they're too shallow or something even though my gym buddies say they look good. BODYWEIGHT BENCH, I AM COMING FOR YOU. I am on the fence about going for 135# for 3 next week. 130# was hard -- the first 2 reps were just fine but the last one was a huge grind. I have access to spotters so it's not a big deal if I can't make it, but idk..... IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT. And that 3 at 130# could have been a lot cleaner, after all. I could repeat the weight and then go for 135# on the last week of 3 reps. Decisions, decisions.

 

Last night, I helped my friend learn how to do the basic lifts. She has a copy of Starting Strength to read up if she wants to learn more cues and I offered to catch up with her once she starts actually working on it if she is interested. She has some injuries she is working around though, so I am not sure whether she'll get started anytime soon. We climbed afterwards! There were a ton of V1s up, which was nice for me as I haven't bouldered in months. I cleared all of those I think and a v2 that played to my strengths. 

 

McNamara: 0/2 splits sessions

Duke: 5/5 lunches prepped, 1/1 dinner prepped [Already made the lunches and dinner for this week]

Chandler: 1/2 climbing or conditioning

Veronica: 1/1 weekly planner, 0/3 at home bujo checks

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Oooh..  Climbing!  Great challenge!  It must be very relaxing not to have to worry about Nationals this year.

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Smh...

 

Well. I find this one more understandable than the Pokemon challenge a while back.

 

I was expecting rabbits or bunny costumes tho.

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Weight Loss Quest: Start 270 lbs., Goal 199 lbs., Current 270 lbs., Waist: ,45.0 in., Bodyfat%: 33%

 

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Love the challenge and following along as always!

 

 

 

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lurking for all the awesome again :rapture: Go get them!!!

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battle log: counting the good things

current challenge: something, nothing, all the things

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How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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21 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Wee climbing! Nicely done. :D 

 

21 hours ago, Nymeria said:

Oooh..  Climbing!  Great challenge!  It must be very relaxing not to have to worry about Nationals this year.

I thought you guys while I climbeddd. It is incredibly freeing not to worry about competition season this year. I had intended on using the time to work on a lot more gymnastics skills, but have found it more fun at the moment to focus a bit more on lifting. I plan on getting into the gymnastics gym more often soon, but feeling like I have to go in is really nice. 

 

14 hours ago, Curl Brogo said:

Smh...

 

Well. I find this one more understandable than the Pokemon challenge a while back.

 

I was expecting rabbits or bunny costumes tho.

12 hours ago, tourennatrix said:

Bunny costumes are a must. Consider yourself challenged!

I'll see what I can do. I don't seem to have any costumed events lining up but it's easy to change that. ;) It's from my favorite quote from the movie and comes from Veronica's dad. 

 

13 hours ago, Jonesy said:

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Love the challenge and following along as always!

:D 

11 hours ago, Asa Pond said:

I know 0 about this topic but love the challenge nonetheless. 

 

Following, obvi.

Oh, you know how it is. The theme is only relevant for a hot minute in zero week and then matters not at all. ;) 

8 hours ago, lucky fire dragon said:

lurking for all the awesome again :rapture: Go get them!!!

Thanks, LFD! 

 

Day 0.3

Lifted some weights and took my starting split photos after the lifting session. This is not particularly warmed up (just a few hamstring stretches first) so my fully warmed up splits may look a bit different. I'll keep that in mind when I take my end of challenge photos and maybe also take a second set while completely warm and at the ends of a splits practice instead of at the beginning.

 

Starting split photos 

 

 


Left floor split:

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Left attempt at squaring the split (still not even square):

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Left standing:

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Right floor split:

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Right "square" split:

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Right standing split:

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I hit 90# for 1 OHP but quickly realized that climbing the day before attempting a really heavy new 3 RM was not the smartest idea. ;) The 85 went up ok and the 80s were fine. I didn't just jump from 165 -> 240 on my deadlift either, but don't feel like messing with the spreadsheet. 1x3 of 195 and 1x2 of 215 before 240# helped me get warm. I was going to jump to 245# this week but chickened out. 240# went up without much struggle though soooo 250# next week? Eh? Ehhh? It feels really nice to make deadlift progress in this program because my deadlift is comparatively low to my squat numbers and I've always been annoyed at that. Maybe all the extra hamstring and glute work is starting to pay off. :)

 

Oh, I also did a quick conditioning circuit: 5 rounds of 10 32" box jumps, 10 single leg glute bridges per side, 10 hyper extensions w/25#, and 10s L-sit hold off the plyo box. Finished in about 10 minutes, which isn't quite the length I'd usually want in my conditioning circuits so I probably should have had a not-timed 4th exercise, but ah well. 

 

McNamara: 1/2 splits sessions

Duke: 5/5 lunches prepped, 1/1 dinner prepped 

Chandler: 2/2 climbing or conditioning

Veronica: 1/1 weekly planner, 0/3 at home bujo checks

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Hmm to me it looks like you're actually unsquaring the hips when you bend the back leg, even though you don't go quite as deep. I'd keeping doing what you're doing in the first picture, foot on the floor and use your hands to help squaring the hips, but concentrate on not turning out the hip. The knee cap should be facing down. 

 

You can also do the splits with a bent knee but I'd do it against the wall instead. It's harder to cheat that way. ;) Then you want to make sure that the foot is pointing straight up and not to the sides.

 

But it looks great, especially your standing split! Quite jelly. :P 

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It was supposed to be against the wall but I was too lazy to set up to film again, ahaha. You caught me. 

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Day 0.4 - 0.5

Snow day turned intoooo shenanigans for me so I was out late, hahah. I was too tired to deal with lifting on Friday so I went home early from work and took a nap and kind of had a 

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moment when I woke up, super disoriented at 7 PM on Friday night.

 

McNamara: 1/2 splits sessions

Duke: 5/5 lunches prepped, 1/1 dinner prepped 

Chandler: 2/2 climbing or conditioning

Veronica: 1/1 weekly planner, 0/3 at home bujo checks

 

Day 0.6

Practice this morning was mostly focused on tumbling. I decided I should refresh my memory on front handspring front tuck step-out round-off back tucks as I don't think I had connected those since last summer. It took some time to get the rhythm back but it worked out great by the end. Did my other front tumbling basics and some back tumbling. The funny thing about gymnastics is that it's also the only place I could tell in the past week that I had been sick/was still a little sick -- runny nose and cardio endurance was crap. Ended up the workout with the balance beam work to remind myself how that event even works. 

 

Stopped downtown to do a bit of shopping and then decided I should make up for the lifting workout I missed on Friday because it was just a quick one anyway. Hoooray two-a-day... lols. Unsurprisingly, this workout was a bit heavier than it would normally be, but otherwise went ok!

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McNamara: 2/2 splits sessions

Duke: 5/5 lunches prepped, 1/1 dinner prepped 

Chandler: 2/2 climbing or conditioning

Veronica: 1/1 weekly planner, 1/3 at home bujo checks

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