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PAX Fitness Group 2.0

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    That's awesome @captaimMani keep it up!

    I did the first day of You Are Your Own Gym, holy crap that kicked my ass!

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Where the fuck is everyone? Get your asses back in here and post. Don't even tell me you've given up, it's only June 3rd FFS!

    Started You Are Your Own Gym and holy fuck is my everything sore. But in a good way, and awesome soreness that lets me know I did something challenging and made it through the other end. Still doing C25K as well, just started week two. Beasted through W2D1 the day after YAYOG and felt like a god at the end of my run, since my legs were sore as fuck from the day before.

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  • CaptaimManiCaptaimMani Olympia, WARegistered User regular
    ^ I'm here! My eating is back on track today, and I'm going for my second run of the month! My thighs were way too sore yesterday, and I figured it'd be better to not burn myself out right at the beginning.

    What's You Are Your Own Gym? I'm assuming body weight exercises? :)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    ^ I'm here! My eating is back on track today, and I'm going for my second run of the month! My thighs were way too sore yesterday, and I figured it'd be better to not burn myself out right at the beginning.

    What's You Are Your Own Gym? I'm assuming body weight exercises? :)

    Are you just running or doing Couch to 5K? If you're a new runner like me, I think C25K is a fantastic program.

    Yup! It's all bodyweight exercises, and it's great! You can get the app for iOS or Android for a few bucks, or you can buy the book for $13. I have the book and the app, works best that way I think. :)

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  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    I'm here too! I played capture the flag on Saturday. At night. With glow sticks. It was a ton of fun and definitely gave me the cardio I need.

  • CaptaimManiCaptaimMani Olympia, WARegistered User regular
    @Chorazin
    I'm just running. I used to run all the time, from January until April. And then May happened. I'm just getting back into it. I've tried C25K, but those programs are just too slow for me :(

    And I'll definitely look into You Are Your Own Gym! :)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Did YAYOG again last night, this time Core/Legs. I was dreading it all day since my legs were so sore just from stabilizing me during the Core/Arm first day and then C25K.

    I started it and it felt AWESOME. The guy that designed the program is a genius, the exercises stretched all my sore muscles and made me feel so much better, while working out muscles that the first day didn't touch. I'm still sore as hell, but in a really good way. Tonight is C25K W2D2, and tomorrow is a rest day. Woohoo!
    @Chorazin
    I'm just running. I used to run all the time, from January until April. And then May happened. I'm just getting back into it. I've tried C25K, but those programs are just too slow for me :(

    And I'll definitely look into You Are Your Own Gym! :)

    Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to fitness! Just make sure you're going at the right speed for you. :)

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  • nemminemmi Registered User regular
    Starting this for PAX-E 2014. I wish I had known about this shit earlier.
    But alas, ignorance.

  • CaptaimManiCaptaimMani Olympia, WARegistered User regular
    My biggest problem right now is FOOD! I love food so much. I eat really well for both breakfast and lunch, but then it's dinner time and I end up eating poorly. Any advice?

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    My biggest problem right now is FOOD! I love food so much. I eat really well for both breakfast and lunch, but then it's dinner time and I end up eating poorly. Any advice?

    Are you tracking your food? Portion your calories out per meal!

    Eating too fast? Slow down, realize when you're full, and put the fork down.

    Plus, you gotta look down at your body and say "I'm full, will forcing more inside me make me get this body to where I want it to be?"

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    My biggest problem right now is FOOD! I love food so much. I eat really well for both breakfast and lunch, but then it's dinner time and I end up eating poorly. Any advice?

    Why do you think you end up eating poorly? Not enough energy after work? Not enough time? Eating out? Unhealthy stuff at home?

  • CaptaimManiCaptaimMani Olympia, WARegistered User regular
    I count my calories and watch my portions perfectly for breakfast, lunch, and a snack in between and it keeps me full until like 7 pm. Then I get hungry and I have to put effort in to cooking, which is my problem! I just need to learn to cook ahead of time. It's always just easier to grab something.

  • CaptaimManiCaptaimMani Olympia, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2013
    Also just to be clear, I don't overeat usually. My calories generally stay in check, but the food is just less than stellar quality. I need to keep better dinner foods around the house!

    Edit: Sorry for the double post! I'm still getting used to the forums!

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    If you don't have a crock pot/slow cooker, I'd recommend getting one. It makes evening meals a breeze - just toss in meat, veggies, a bit of liquid, set to low for 8 hours and dinner's ready to go when you get home. I usually plan what I'm making for dinner in the morning before work, mostly so I can take the right kind of meat out of the freezer, but it does help to plan ahead. Then you're not left improvising with "less than stellar quality" ingredients.

  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Had another wonderful squat session this past week - form is finally feeling solid. Bench was a bit squidgy due to sleeping funny on my shoulder, but overall, it was a good week in the gym. I've been doing my best to limit alcohol consumption to the weekends.
    Goal: Get stronger (bench press, squat, deadlift going up). See if I can get down to 165 comfortably.

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Lifting heavy 3x/week, sprints/intervals 1x/week, yoga 3x/week, cycle commuting (12 miles/day, 5 days/week). Paleo, not going nuts with calories (2000-2500/day).


    2/19: bw: 175, bench: 115, squat: 200, deadlift 235, waist: 28.5"
    2/26: bw: 175, bench: 125, squat: 200, deadlift: 240, waist: 28.5"
    3/5: bw: 179, bench: 125, squat: 205, deadlift: 245, waist: 28.5"
    3/12: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5"
    3/19: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5
    3/26 : bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 255, waist: 28.5"
    4/2: bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/9: bw: 173, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/16: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    4/23: Bleh, business trip (my weight got up to around 175 - yay water retention!)
    4/30: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    5/7: bw: 171.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist 27.75"
    5/14 : bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.5"
    5/21: bw: 172, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    5/28: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/4: bw: 172, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/11:
    6/18:
    6/25:
    7/2 :
    7/9:
    7/16:
    7/23:
    7/30:
    8/6:
    8/13:
    8/20 :
    8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    Hm, I weighed myself at 110.5 pounds yesterday, but a lot of that was probably due to the fact that I just showered and I was wearing jeans. I hope so anyway.

    This past week has been going well, even if I went crossfit only three times last week. I played nighttime capture the flag on Saturday. Holy shit, that was a lot of fun. I definitely got my cardio that night. Yesterday was a great squat/box jump workout. I'm trying to focus more on my legs and I'm hoping to get 2x back squat by PAX, even if I don't make my other goals.

    Next week will be tough in terms of fitness. I'll be going to E3, so if anything, I'll be walking a lot.
    Goal: 100lbs by PAX Prime as well as significant muscle tone

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Exercising at least 5 times a week. Protein shakes twice a day on the days I work out as well as dietary supplements. Lots of water. I'm going to try to lay off the junk food.

    Additional goal: BW bench press. 2x back squat. 2x Deadlift. All by PAX. I still want to aim for a body weight of 100lbs, if only because I'll have to lift just a little bit less.

    Week 1 - 2/5 : 105.0 - A bit surprised because I didn't eat so well this past weekend and it's the first week I've been feeling 100% since the surgery.
    Week 2 - 2/12: 104.0 - Woot!
    Week 3 - 2/19: 104.2 - Was sick for the past week and missed 3 workouts. This upcoming week isn't looking so good either with a convention coming up.
    Week 4 - 2/26: Missed this weigh-in. Was really sick. Cough cough cough.
    Week 5 - 3/5: Didn't have a weigh-in due to working out at a new location that didn't have a scale. Was also crazy busy this week and only worked out twice.
    Week 6 - 3/12: 105.0 Finally got a chance to weigh myself! Not too bad all things considered.
    Week 7 - 3/19: 106.2 I should really lay off the candy, chips, cookies, ice cream, and food in general.
    Week 8 - 3/26 : 108.0 Yikes! I'd like to say it's muscle and water weight.
    Week 9 - 4/2: 105.0 Hurray for crossfit!
    Week 10 - 4/9: 105.5 The scale only goes in increments of .5 pounds. Bleh.
    Week 11 - 4/16: 107.5 Muscle maybe?
    Week 12 - 4/23: BW-106.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185. Lifting weights is hard.
    Week 13 - 4/30: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 14 - 5/7: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 15 - 5/14 : BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185 I should try more weights
    Week 16 - 5/21: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 17 - 5/28: BW-107.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Deadlift went up. Woot.
    Week 18 - 6/4: BW-110.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Weighed myself right after a shower
    Week 19 - 6/11:
    Week 20 - 6/18:
    Week 21 - 6/25:
    Week 22 - 7/2 :
    Week 23 - 7/9:
    Week 24 - 7/16:
    Week 25 - 7/23:
    Week 26 - 7/30:
    Week 27 - 8/6:
    Week 28 - 8/13:
    Week 29 - 8/20 :
    Week 30 - 8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Yesterday was my rest day, that was super nice! Tonight is arm/core YAYOG work, and tomorrow I'll be finishing up week 2 of C25K. :-D

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    When I'm trying to lose weight, I have an important rule: mistakes and planned indulgences are necessary. To that end, I eat anything I want on vacation. Seriously, how much real weight can you gain in a few days? Especially after I've been eating well, I simply don't want to cram in an extra 2K per day. So my gains tend to be modest. That said, both of my vacations are over with and it's nothing but steady good behavior planned till Prime. In a way it's easier to deal with. Consistency is a big factor in me doing this well.

    I've got about 14lbs left and that is the rate I'd been pulling all year already. So it's looking good.
    Start: 211 lbs
    Current: 184.5 lbs
    Goal: 169 lbs.

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    After a frustrating and rage-filled few days dealing with FedEx over a package with $500 bucks worth of stuff being stolen from my porch, I'm really proud of myself for not stress/anger eating and getting my workouts.

    Plus, I finally got all the info today needed for the shipper to resend the items and to file the police report, so I'll be taking a day off when it's set to be re-delivered, I'm not taking any chances this time!

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Well, my weight is up and my waist is down. Lifts are feeling good and I'm happy with my progress. Also managing to get in more than 1 yoga session per week (usually 3 nowadays!).
    Goal: Get stronger (bench press, squat, deadlift going up). See if I can get down to 165 comfortably.

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Lifting heavy 3x/week, sprints/intervals 1x/week, yoga 3x/week, cycle commuting (12 miles/day, 5 days/week). Paleo, not going nuts with calories (2000-2500/day).


    2/19: bw: 175, bench: 115, squat: 200, deadlift 235, waist: 28.5"
    2/26: bw: 175, bench: 125, squat: 200, deadlift: 240, waist: 28.5"
    3/5: bw: 179, bench: 125, squat: 205, deadlift: 245, waist: 28.5"
    3/12: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5"
    3/19: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5
    3/26 : bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 255, waist: 28.5"
    4/2: bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/9: bw: 173, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/16: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    4/23: Bleh, business trip (my weight got up to around 175 - yay water retention!)
    4/30: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    5/7: bw: 171.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist 27.75"
    5/14 : bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.5"
    5/21: bw: 172, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    5/28: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/4: bw: 172, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/11: bw: 173.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.25"
    6/18:
    6/25:
    7/2 :
    7/9:
    7/16:
    7/23:
    7/30:
    8/6:
    8/13:
    8/20 :
    8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    Where is everybody? I come back from LA expecting a ton of posts that I missed! I'm sure everyone is hard at work working out!

  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Hopefully that's the case! My husband and I just ordered a bench for our home gym, so hopefully I'll be able to get him to start lifting with me (or by himself at home). He's not using PAX as a specific goal, but he's gained a little weight since last year, and wants to get back to looking like he did at PAX 2012.

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Yup, I'm still hard at work on YAYOG and C25K!

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  • _jnup_jnup Boston, MARegistered User regular
    I'm still lifting, I just update fitocracy these days.


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  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    I think I'm doing a half marathon in September now. Good to have a goal - now to hit it!

    Sorry I've been lax on the updates otherwise - I've moved from the elliptical to the treadmill again, and am working up speed on it. My weight remains around the 220 mark, so I still have room to move that down. I'm removing some of the bad habits I've been doing that I wasn't before.. replacing candy with carrots.. hot chocolate with water... the little things that I think will add up in the long run.

  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    I'm stuck at 108 pounds it seems. Looks like taking a week break didn't hurt me much since the first day back I benched 92 pounds, a new record for me. And I did it three times, so I wonder how much I could have benched once. Yesterday was a great deadlift/handstand pushups workout. I'm feeling good.
    Goal: 100lbs by PAX Prime as well as significant muscle tone

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Exercising at least 5 times a week. Protein shakes twice a day on the days I work out as well as dietary supplements. Lots of water. I'm going to try to lay off the junk food.

    Additional goal: BW bench press. 2x back squat. 2x Deadlift. All by PAX. I still want to aim for a body weight of 100lbs, if only because I'll have to lift just a little bit less.

    Week 1 - 2/5 : 105.0 - A bit surprised because I didn't eat so well this past weekend and it's the first week I've been feeling 100% since the surgery.
    Week 2 - 2/12: 104.0 - Woot!
    Week 3 - 2/19: 104.2 - Was sick for the past week and missed 3 workouts. This upcoming week isn't looking so good either with a convention coming up.
    Week 4 - 2/26: Missed this weigh-in. Was really sick. Cough cough cough.
    Week 5 - 3/5: Didn't have a weigh-in due to working out at a new location that didn't have a scale. Was also crazy busy this week and only worked out twice.
    Week 6 - 3/12: 105.0 Finally got a chance to weigh myself! Not too bad all things considered.
    Week 7 - 3/19: 106.2 I should really lay off the candy, chips, cookies, ice cream, and food in general.
    Week 8 - 3/26 : 108.0 Yikes! I'd like to say it's muscle and water weight.
    Week 9 - 4/2: 105.0 Hurray for crossfit!
    Week 10 - 4/9: 105.5 The scale only goes in increments of .5 pounds. Bleh.
    Week 11 - 4/16: 107.5 Muscle maybe?
    Week 12 - 4/23: BW-106.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185. Lifting weights is hard.
    Week 13 - 4/30: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 14 - 5/7: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 15 - 5/14 : BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185 I should try more weights
    Week 16 - 5/21: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 17 - 5/28: BW-107.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Deadlift went up. Woot.
    Week 18 - 6/4: BW-110.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Weighed myself right after a shower
    Week 19 - 6/11: Didn't weigh. Was at E3. WOOT!!!
    Week 20 - 6/18: BW-108.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Bench press went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a BW bench press by PAX!
    Week 21 - 6/25:
    Week 22 - 7/2 :
    Week 23 - 7/9:
    Week 24 - 7/16:
    Week 25 - 7/23:
    Week 26 - 7/30:
    Week 27 - 8/6:
    Week 28 - 8/13:
    Week 29 - 8/20 :
    Week 30 - 8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Man, C25K is getting into the real shit now, equal parts running to walking kicked my butt last night, but not nearly as bad as I feared it would!

    Also, I'm definitely feeling stronger already from You Are Your Own Gym!

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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Gonna try for 140 on bench next week.
    Goal: Get stronger (bench press, squat, deadlift going up). See if I can get down to 165 comfortably.

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Lifting heavy 3x/week, sprints/intervals 1x/week, yoga 3x/week, cycle commuting (12 miles/day, 5 days/week). Paleo, not going nuts with calories (2000-2500/day).


    2/19: bw: 175, bench: 115, squat: 200, deadlift 235, waist: 28.5"
    2/26: bw: 175, bench: 125, squat: 200, deadlift: 240, waist: 28.5"
    3/5: bw: 179, bench: 125, squat: 205, deadlift: 245, waist: 28.5"
    3/12: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5"
    3/19: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5
    3/26 : bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 255, waist: 28.5"
    4/2: bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/9: bw: 173, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/16: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    4/23: Bleh, business trip (my weight got up to around 175 - yay water retention!)
    4/30: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    5/7: bw: 171.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist 27.75"
    5/14 : bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.5"
    5/21: bw: 172, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    5/28: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/4: bw: 172, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/11: bw: 173.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.25"
    6/18: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/25:
    7/2 :
    7/9:
    7/16:
    7/23:
    7/30:
    8/6:
    8/13:
    8/20 :
    8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Halfway through C25K, woohoo! Just got some new running shoes which felt amazing wearing. I'm a happy camper!

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  • SquirrelOnFireSquirrelOnFire Registered User regular
    Hey yall, been a while.

    Now that I'm done travelling for work, I can get back to lifting for serious. Hotel gyms just don't cut it for me, I guess.

    Myself, I want to get my lifts back up to where they were around PAX last year (Something like 250 Squat, 250+ Deadlift) and really work harder on upper body strength as well - I'm shooting for at least a 175 lb bench press before PAX.

    What about yall: what are you all shooting for as pre-PAX goals?

  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    140 didn't happen on bench, but it was pretty close! Also, got my husband to start barbell training, which is pretty fantastic!
    Goal: Get stronger (bench press, squat, deadlift going up). See if I can get down to 165 comfortably.

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Lifting heavy 3x/week, sprints/intervals 1x/week, yoga 3x/week, cycle commuting (12 miles/day, 5 days/week). Paleo, not going nuts with calories (2000-2500/day).


    2/19: bw: 175, bench: 115, squat: 200, deadlift 235, waist: 28.5"
    2/26: bw: 175, bench: 125, squat: 200, deadlift: 240, waist: 28.5"
    3/5: bw: 179, bench: 125, squat: 205, deadlift: 245, waist: 28.5"
    3/12: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5"
    3/19: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5
    3/26 : bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 255, waist: 28.5"
    4/2: bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/9: bw: 173, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/16: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    4/23: Bleh, business trip (my weight got up to around 175 - yay water retention!)
    4/30: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    5/7: bw: 171.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist 27.75"
    5/14 : bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.5"
    5/21: bw: 172, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    5/28: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/4: bw: 172, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/11: bw: 173.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.25"
    6/18: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/25: bw: 172.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    7/2 :
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    8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

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  • vgcvgc Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    Now that I'm done travelling for work, I can get back to lifting for serious. Hotel gyms just don't cut it for me, I guess.

    What about yall: what are you all shooting for as pre-PAX goals?

    Welcome back SquirrelOnFire! I know what you mean about travelling. It's hard to work out even if the hotel has a gym.

    I'm going for 1xBW bench press, 2xBW back squat and 2xBW deadlift by PAX. I'm so very close to the deadlift goal. Yesterday I reached a new goal of 215 pounds on the deadlift. I'm gonna round up to the nearest 5 when it comes to each of these goals, so that means I'm only 5 pounds away from 2x. Woot!
    Goal: 100lbs by PAX Prime as well as significant muscle tone

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Exercising at least 5 times a week. Protein shakes twice a day on the days I work out as well as dietary supplements. Lots of water. I'm going to try to lay off the junk food.

    Additional goal: BW bench press. 2x back squat. 2x Deadlift. All by PAX. I still want to aim for a body weight of 100lbs, if only because I'll have to lift just a little bit less.

    Week 1 - 2/5 : 105.0 - A bit surprised because I didn't eat so well this past weekend and it's the first week I've been feeling 100% since the surgery.
    Week 2 - 2/12: 104.0 - Woot!
    Week 3 - 2/19: 104.2 - Was sick for the past week and missed 3 workouts. This upcoming week isn't looking so good either with a convention coming up.
    Week 4 - 2/26: Missed this weigh-in. Was really sick. Cough cough cough.
    Week 5 - 3/5: Didn't have a weigh-in due to working out at a new location that didn't have a scale. Was also crazy busy this week and only worked out twice.
    Week 6 - 3/12: 105.0 Finally got a chance to weigh myself! Not too bad all things considered.
    Week 7 - 3/19: 106.2 I should really lay off the candy, chips, cookies, ice cream, and food in general.
    Week 8 - 3/26 : 108.0 Yikes! I'd like to say it's muscle and water weight.
    Week 9 - 4/2: 105.0 Hurray for crossfit!
    Week 10 - 4/9: 105.5 The scale only goes in increments of .5 pounds. Bleh.
    Week 11 - 4/16: 107.5 Muscle maybe?
    Week 12 - 4/23: BW-106.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185. Lifting weights is hard.
    Week 13 - 4/30: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 14 - 5/7: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 15 - 5/14 : BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185 I should try more weights
    Week 16 - 5/21: BW-108.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-185
    Week 17 - 5/28: BW-107.0, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Deadlift went up. Woot.
    Week 18 - 6/4: BW-110.5, Bench Press-85, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Weighed myself right after a shower
    Week 19 - 6/11: Didn't weigh. Was at E3. WOOT!!!
    Week 20 - 6/18: BW-108.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-195 Bench press went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a BW bench press by PAX!
    Week 21 - 6/25:BW-107.0, Bench Press-92, Back Squat-175, Deadlift-215 Deadlift went up. Woot! I'm on my way to a 2xBW deadlift by PAX!
    Week 22 - 7/2 :
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    Week 30 - 8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

    vgc on
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  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    Man, 2xbw for me is 340-350 pounds. Someday I'll get there. You're a total beast, @vgc.

    I'm going to be competing in my first powerlifting meet September 28. Hopefully my single reps on my squats will be around 240-250 and I can pull off a 1.5xbw squat in September.

  • SquirrelOnFireSquirrelOnFire Registered User regular
    2xBW is for me, I'm happy to say, about 80 lbs lower than it was last year at PAX, but there's no way I'll make it there on any lift this year. Good on ya, @vgc!

  • MogsMogs Registered User regular
    So this past week I thought maybe I should really give an honest try to the dropping weight thing, to get to 165 (I keep going back and forth on this and whether or not I actually care). So now I'm at the lightest I've been in months. Workouts aren't suffering, so I guess I'll keep at it. Of course this will all be ruined with a long weekend trip out to the coast this weekend with plenty of cider and snacking.
    Goal: Get stronger (bench press, squat, deadlift going up). See if I can get down to 165 comfortably.

    How do you plan on achieving this goal: Lifting heavy 3x/week, sprints/intervals 1x/week, yoga 3x/week, cycle commuting (12 miles/day, 5 days/week). Paleo, not going nuts with calories (2000-2500/day).


    2/19: bw: 175, bench: 115, squat: 200, deadlift 235, waist: 28.5"
    2/26: bw: 175, bench: 125, squat: 200, deadlift: 240, waist: 28.5"
    3/5: bw: 179, bench: 125, squat: 205, deadlift: 245, waist: 28.5"
    3/12: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5"
    3/19: bw: 176, bench: 125, squat: 210, deadlift: 250, waist: 28.5
    3/26 : bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 255, waist: 28.5"
    4/2: bw: 176, bench: 130, squat: 215, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/9: bw: 173, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 28"
    4/16: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    4/23: Bleh, business trip (my weight got up to around 175 - yay water retention!)
    4/30: bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.75"
    5/7: bw: 171.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist 27.75"
    5/14 : bw: 170.5, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 260, waist: 27.5"
    5/21: bw: 172, bench: 130, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    5/28: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/4: bw: 172, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/11: bw: 173.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.25"
    6/18: bw: 174, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    6/25: bw: 172.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27.5"
    7/2 : bw: 168.5, bench: 135, squat: 220, deadlift: 265, waist: 27"
    7/9:
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    7/30:
    8/6:
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    8/27: (Final Weigh-In/Progress Indicator)

  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Up .3lbs this week but down .3% body fat, I'll definitely take that. Last Sunday I did a 4.6 mile hike with a 20lb pack (a.k.a. ruck), wasn't nearly as bad as I expected.

    C25K is getting tough but I didn't have much of a problem with the two 8 minute runs on Monday, even after the ruck! Woohoo!

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  • DyasAlureDyasAlure SeattleRegistered User regular
    I know I should get in better shape, but you all scare me; and are in way better shape than me. I'm curious, but be gentle, how should I start? I don't have money for expensive things either.

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    DyasAlure wrote: »
    I know I should get in better shape, but you all scare me; and are in way better shape than me. I'm curious, but be gentle, how should I start? I don't have money for expensive things either.

    Haha, don't be intimidated! Trust me, every single one of us started where you are. Two years ago I was at a hefty 325 and now I'm down to 185 and working on building muscle.

    That being said: get your diet locked down. You gotta eat right to get right. Download MyFitnessPal and start counting your calories. Eat more veggies, good complex carbs, and lean protein sources. Limit "empty" snacks and sweets with no nutirional value.

    Exercise: You're broke, huh? AWESOME. Download the Your Are Your Own Gym app for your iPhone/Android phone for like $3. Don't have one? Buy the You Are Your Own Gym book from Amazon for $13. Get ripped in your own house with the stuff you have in a workout that builds FUNCTIONAL strength. I love this program and I really believe that bodyweight fitness is the way to go for most people.

    Wanna get fancy and run too? Get one of the dozens of C25K apps too and go to town.

    If you do both, I HIGHLY recommend you alternate days of doing the programs and give yourself 2 rest days a week. This means you'll generally do less of each program each week, but you'll be well rounded at a slower pace.

    Also, ask us questions, we're all here to help!

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  • ChorazinChorazin Registered User regular
    Oh, and double post because I'm cool like that: did a class on foam roller massage and yoga this weekend, HOLY CRAPBALLS do the foam rollers hurt like a motha/feel like heaven! I'm gonna try and go back there every weekend, working out the kinks in my musceles felt amazing.

    But man, the "basic" yoga was a real bitch after Push day in YAYOG, since it's a ton of push exercises. My chest is sore as hell today, but in a good way. :)

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  • IzzieIzzie BostonRegistered User regular
    I just got a fitbit! I love it so much, but I have a small friends list.
    WTB adventuring buddies
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