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Br0din prepares for Ragnarok, part två

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As I never did a closing post for the last challenge, I'll both close this one out and start the next one.

 

Things I'm going to continue building on:

 

1:  Continue to get my workout back in order.  Last challenge I changed to order of my work out order and I like it.  I'm doing a modified 5-3-1 with emphasis on Bench and front squats.  I've changed the order of my workout so I do squats/legs on day 2 and DL/back on day 3.  This has reduced my back fatigue/pain in the week I've done it.   And for those who know 5-3-1, I'm doing OHP on bench day.  Not trying to get super strong in OHP, just build strong looking shoulders.

 

Plan:  

A. Continue to lift and maybe think (this went well last challenge, I'm at my strongest again) about taking a 2nd rest day during the week (new.)

B. More abs.  Do 15 min abs workout 4-5 times a week.  Abs help carrying load barring equipment into battle.  (this went alright,  I got about 2-4 core sessions a week.)

C. Conditioning.  I need to improve my conditioning a bit.  So, I'll do some type of sprints, rows or horizontal cardio 3 times a week or go snowboarding for the day.  Everyone knows you can't kill frost giants all day long... if you can't last all day long.  (this didn't go as well as I wanted, lots of room to improve.  Actually go snowboarding twice this month.)

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C1.  Also, Since I got my promotion last summer and was moved to a first floor building, I realized that I'm missing the stairs in my life.  Therefore, all bathroom/water breaks will be done on the 3rd floor (highest floor of my building.)  Cause stairs are good.  (this did go well.)

D. (New) start doing Yoga.  I have a reduced pass for a week at 2 places.  I need to check them out and strech out my Glutes and Traps/Rhoms.  Yoga days don't need to be double up with a heavy lifting day.  I can step away from the gym to stretch...

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2:  I got fat(ter).  I hit over 240lbs a couple of times (I was 212 in OCT) and I'm measured the highest I have ever measured on the waist.  This is unacceptable. 

a. Track all the foods.  (did good for 3/4 weeks)  

b. Be less fat.  Using the Marine body fat test,  I'm 21% BF with 50lbs of fat and a LBM of 186lbs.  So, losing the 25lbs I gained will quickly fix the problem that I don't fit inside my armor.  (I lost 12lbs, 2 inches off waist and at 17% bf over last challenge, need to keep this up.) Also, I've been called out in bf% PVP, so I have to destroy me some up and comers and get back to being this guy:

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c.  (new)  reduce sugar intake.  My wife did the whole 30 for a month last year and she really liked it and I really liked the foods, even though I didn't want to fully participate.  Mainly, I didn't want to give up my whey.  This year, I'm interested in trying the whole 30, but the wife isn't, (food is really expensive.)  

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So, I'm not going to do the whole 30, but I'm going to read the book and incorporate as many principles into my nutrition as I can.  This will be hard to track.  

 

3.  Ragnarok will require proper defensive positions and weapons.  So, I need to build proper defensive positions (I.e that shed Mrs. B wants me to finish.)  Then I will train with my new Sword (in the Romeo and Juliet sense (no, the Leo/Clare one!))  

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I did finish the shed and cleared out most of my garage and I did get to the gun range once.  Things I want to do this month to improve my defensive positions:

A:  Sell my Army uniforms.  I found a surplus guy, we coordinated to meet, but he had to cancel, I need to follow up and sell it.  I think I can get about $2000 for them.

B:  Clean out my garage fully.  Move the rest of the stuff out of my garage into the shed, then sweep and clean out the garage.

C:  Clean out computer room and move stuff to the garage, shed or good will.  Build racks in the Garage to mount my snowboards.

D:  Buy a carry case for my 1903 Springfield and then take it to a gun smith to ensure that its serviceable (pending the money from my uniforms.)

 

4.  Lastly, I've not been around the forum like I should be, so (this went better last month, I'll continue on with this.)

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28 minutes ago, RedStone said:

I couldn't be more pleased about the way this is shaping up.

 

Sent from FrogStar World B

 

 

 

Also, this challenge is really starting on wed.  I don't want to set myself up for failure with that fake hallmark holiday coming up.

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18 hours ago, Br0din said:

4.  Lastly, I've not been around the forum like I should be, so (this went better last month, I'll continue on with this.)

 

YEP. Good to see you around and kicking man.

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1 minute ago, Lokesbrah said:

When Ragnarok comes, you'll surely survive! I hope I can live up to the gods expectations as well! Good challenge!!

 

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Are...  you my nemesis?

 

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2 minutes ago, Lokesbrah said:

I prefer the idea of a Friendly Rival. Being your nemesis would mean I am on Surt's side of Ragnarok, and even on my Lokean ways, I believe I am on the gods' side!

 

Well, Loki is a god, so if you are on his side...

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Well, Loki is a god, so if you are on his side...

That... Well... It is true... But Loki is the bringer of Ragnarok xD and even though I like and thrive on chaos... The death of the worlds is not something I want to be remembered for xD

 

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So, I did all the VD stuff last night so I can start training today.  I'll start the hard core nutrition tracking tomorrow as I still have about 1/4 lbs of Sees goodness left over.  I found this core for the lifter article and will start doing this as my core exercise.  

 

So, first training session is a week tonight.

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To add a bit extra to my comment above, I was just reading an article on EliteFTS about using weighted carries. I think I will also add in 1 sided farmers walks for anti-lateral flexion... I have some farmers handles that have been gathering dust for a while

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5 hours ago, Br0din said:

So, I did all the VD stuff last night so I can start training today.  I'll start the hard core nutrition tracking tomorrow as I still have about 1/4 lbs of Sees goodness left over.  I found this core for the lifter article and will start doing this as my core exercise.  

 

So much stabilization!!!! Gettin it gettin it

 

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(such core! Much stabile!)

 

 

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5 hours ago, Br0din said:

So, I did all the VD stuff last night so I can start training today.  I'll start the hard core nutrition tracking tomorrow as I still have about 1/4 lbs of Sees goodness left over.  I found this core for the lifter article and will start doing this as my core exercise.  

 

So, first training session is a week tonight.

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So I know I'm taking this out of context, mainly because i skim read a lot and maybe forgot, but I'll check up on it after i post my smartass comment...

 

Gonorrhea is a bitch... Huh.

 

Choose acronyms wisely.

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So I know I'm taking this out of context, mainly because i skim read a lot and maybe forgot, but I'll check up on it after i post my smartass comment...

 

Gonorrhea is a bitch... Huh.

 

Choose acronyms wisely.

 

 

I choose it correctly. It's what I think of today. And gonorrhea is easily fixed with a bad taste in your mouth and a shot in your ass.

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15 hours ago, Blocky said:

To add a bit extra to my comment above, I was just reading an article on EliteFTS about using weighted carries. I think I will also add in 1 sided farmers walks for anti-lateral flexion... I have some farmers handles that have been gathering dust for a while

 

It even has a name - suitcase carry. :topsy_turvy:

 

You can probably come up with all kinds of lateral core work using your bands. 

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