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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by odin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:19 pm

1. find a new sport/past time to take up that can be done with the family, or at least some of them.
2. Quit alcohol as of 1st Jan. 3 alcoholics in my immediate family and I am prone to drinking too much.
3. Train with less volume - I keep dinging myself up and the obvious big picture is that I still train too much.
4. build up to 1 hour meditation on work days. At 45 mins at the mo.

As far as plans/approaches... I'm thinking 3 low vol weight sessions per week and more cardio and mobility than I did last year.
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Post by Thud » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:09 pm

Blaidd Drwg wrote:
Thud wrote:An uncaffeinated life is not worth living.
I've found myself increasingly sensitive to it over time. Now in my 40's a cup of coffee after 3 seems to keep me awake until 1. OTOH, I've reduced it a lot with no notable benefits....I try to stick to 3-4 cups a day before noon.
I think that's perfectly reasonable. I need an afternoon cup but I'll generally cut off by 4. I workout in the evening, if I've had no afternoon coffee my w/o's are pretty tepid and/or I'm passing out after dinner.

Not saying what I do is good, but I've quit for a week or two in the past and nuh uh, no like. I feel meandering and soulless.

I do love quitting for a week and starting up again though, the shit really works again after a layoff.
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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by Thud » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:09 pm

2017 Goals:

More cardio
Renovate kitchen
Improve relationships with family
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Post by Boris » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:49 pm

SubClaw wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:I've found myself increasingly sensitive to it over time. Now in my 40's a cup of coffee after 3 seems to keep me awake until 1. OTOH, I've reduced it a lot with no notable benefits....I try to stick to 3-4 cups a day before noon.
I fucking hate this. Decaf tastes like shit, so I had to try a fuckton of teas and rooibos until I found something remotely tolerable.
I am generally a much nicer and mellower person when I'm taking in less caffeine - I am absolutely sure of it. When I'm on a "fast", I also sleep deeper and feel more rested in the morning when I wake up.

I get through my fasts and reduced caffeine periods by cutting out soda and drinking more half-caff coffee, teas, and sparkling water.

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Post by syaigh » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:11 pm

So, I ran a half marathon (my first) this past year and placed first for the first time in a Highland Games. I have also nearly crippled myself with plantar fasciitis and am still working my way out of that pain cave.

So, for this year, I'm going to cut myself some slack:
1. I put on a lot of muscle weight to become more competitive as a thrower and it paid off. However, I think that extra weight is hard on my body (I'm a solid 50 lbs heavier than I was when I started my training log here. So, no more mass building. I'm strong enough. I'm going to keep the weights moderate and focus on getting more exercise in the gym rather than getting bigger and stronger.
2. I went from no endurance training to a shitload of endurance training which was bad. I am going to try and maintain my endurance with a twice weekly run or other such thing.
3. I haven't done any conditioning in a long time because quite frankly, I haven't needed it. But in the interest of getting more exercise and less focused work, I'm going to try and do more "conditioning" either at the ends of workouts or as workouts themselves.
4. I don't want to give up throwing, but practice is only going to be 3-4 times a month. Excess practice breaks me and I can get by with just a little bit. I want to do a few games this year, but I may go back to my practice of only competing once or twice a year. It allows me to focus on other things.

So, in a nutshell, not seeking prs, more exercise, lose some weight, spend more time having fun.
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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by Thud » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:07 pm

syaigh wrote:I'm a solid 50 lbs heavier than I was when I started my training log here.
Butt pics, plz. Thx.
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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by Shapecharge » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:19 pm

Mickey O'neil wrote:Continue working on mobility and flexibility. I hope soon to at least be able to lick the tip of my cock. I still plan on doing the GMB Elements at some point.

I've gotten slack on my diet and lifting and have let myself go a little, for my standards, so I am going to add in some bodybuilding type training and tighten up the diet. I would guess my bf% is around 10-12% and I would like to get it down to 7-8%.

Continue to ride as much as possible whenever I sell my current bike and get a new one. I should also stop looking at Grindr so much.
Interesting.

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Post by bennyonesix » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:41 am

Boris wrote:
SubClaw wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:I've found myself increasingly sensitive to it over time. Now in my 40's a cup of coffee after 3 seems to keep me awake until 1. OTOH, I've reduced it a lot with no notable benefits....I try to stick to 3-4 cups a day before noon.
I fucking hate this. Decaf tastes like shit, so I had to try a fuckton of teas and rooibos until I found something remotely tolerable.
I am generally a much nicer and mellower person when I'm taking in less caffeine - I am absolutely sure of it. When I'm on a "fast", I also sleep deeper and feel more rested in the morning when I wake up.

I get through my fasts and reduced caffeine periods by cutting out soda and drinking more half-caff coffee, teas, and sparkling water.
Fasting is great. I am like you with the sleep. I look forward to bedtime because I know my sleep will be killer. And it makes fasting easier. I just tell myself how great my sleep will be if I maintan the fast.

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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by bennyonesix » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:42 am

Thud wrote:
syaigh wrote:I'm a solid 50 lbs heavier than I was when I started my training log here.
Butt pics, plz. Thx.
She's a tease.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:55 pm

Shapecharge wrote:
Mickey O'neil wrote:Continue working on mobility and flexibility. I hope soon to at least be able to lick the tip of my cock. I still plan on doing the GMB Elements at some point.

I've gotten slack on my diet and lifting and have let myself go a little, for my standards, so I am going to add in some bodybuilding type training and tighten up the diet. I would guess my bf% is around 10-12% and I would like to get it down to 7-8%.

Continue to ride as much as possible whenever I sell my current bike and get a new one. I should also stop looking at Grindr so much.
Interesting.
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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:02 pm

I have some fucky joints that are a bit bothersome in my left knee, left SI area, neck, and now my left shoulder. Went to see my GP yesterday for a regularly scheduled thing and he fucked about with my shoulder. Like just about everything that hurts with me he thinks its arthritis. I might go to a specialist at some point but will put it off a bit. Unfortunately even push ups hurt at this point, though I do some. The good news is my BP was better than expected.

Last year was devoted to strength and my conditioning deteriorated. Krav showed me just how much lower it is than I want it to be.

This year my goals are simple.

1) Keep the 300 lb. DL strength and maybe bump it a bit
2) More conditioning
3) Continue being very regular w/Qigong, joint mobility, and some yoga

Right now between Christmas decorations, my son, his wife, his baby, and his big dog all living with me, my basement has been unaccessible so weights are off the table for a bit. Hope to be able to get back to them in a couple of weeks.
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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by Bram » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:47 pm

Keep doing the same things.

2016 was a lot of bouncing around. I like my current nutrition, my current training and my non-workout activities.

Not having to think about all of it, beyond just doing it, is a blessing.

Note: Accidentally tried to copy and paste this, then ended up editing it by mistake.
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Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:05 pm

I'm getting married in April and going on my honeymoon in June, but I did a Highland Games with Syaigh in May and would like to do two or three this year. There are several guys at my gym, including the owner, who want to form a team, so it may be realistic to compete in the summer and fall this year.
Beyond that, I'm a little frustrated with my inability to make progress, so I'm just going to show up, play around in the gym, and have fun, and I'll see where that gets me.
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Re: Goals for 2017

Post by terra » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:13 am

Edit: Shit I wrote a lot. Sorry. Just read the conclusion.


2016 was a bad year for getting shit done, little things seemed to stymie momentum. Possibly due to not enough commitment/drive/energy etc. I'm changing 'patient days' this year, for the first time in about 8 years I'll have weekends. And will focus on getting a decent premises to build a proper sized practice - a big undertaking in my local rental market. Either that or get the fuck out of the city. I offer a good service and get great results with patients but live barely above poverty, something has to change. Anyhow...

Training:
The training has constantly been knocked off track too easily this year and ive fallen below my personal standards. Training goals will focus around consistency and proven strategies that will allow new highs.

No more short and hard 3 week training cycles. They actually do work BUT they tend to lead to distractions... back off weeks suddenly become two and more until momentum is lost. Will make 8-12 week cycles the new (old) standard, repeating previous cycles that worked and being patient.

BJJ was all over the place So have created structure to get the most out of it in 2017. Focussing on sets of moves that suit my strengths and weaknesses, using the belt grading requirements as an overall structure. I will NOT roll with big guys 90kg+ who use weight over skill, for next 12 months. It's just not worth having a month off injured due to a frustrated knucklehead's ego.

Kali training was great and will continue in 2017, really love this MA. It suits my physique, and it's a fighting style that doesn't fuck up my hands too much.

Cycling miles can be doubled for 2017. Same with ocean swimming miles, want to get back to a decent 2km swim time.

Will integrate Wim Hoff breathing with my own breath techniques as a morning meditation and swim ritual.

Business goals are huge this year, including a rebrand and affore mentioned move/expansion
A local fight gorilla and very experienced fighter/trainer wants to start a podcast with me; for similar reasons that a few others have requested I start a blog - I aim to do both. It's these things that also indicate I MUST finish my book(s). Then there is the PTSD research I want to complete with a group of local veterans...

Conclusion:
2017 is a looking like a big year but I feel energised for it... Consistency of effort and creating robust structures which facilitate this will be key to achieving my goals. Physical training might just become the metronome that keeps everything advancing.

Best of luck to all of you for the new year.
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Post by milosz » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:11 am

Don't smoke at all - I'm down to a half pack a week (when I go to a bar), time to cut off the last bit
Maybe not drink at all, not going to make this an immediate goal, but it's been something on my mind lately. As useful as it is for social situations and dating (what kind of couple has sex for the first time stone sober? Mormons, that's what kind), I just haven't been feeling it lately.
Real deal yoga class once a week (at minimum)
Go hiking on mushrooms at least twice
Sauna as many days as possible
Finally make time to get the umbilical hernia fixed

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Post by Gav » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:46 pm

Main goal for now is the Maratona Alpina. It's a marathon in the Alps, here in Italy. The winner last year finished in 6 hours. To put things into perspective, a normal marathon is won in about 2:10. Here is the course:
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:26 pm

milosz wrote:Don't smoke at all - I'm down to a half pack a week (when I go to a bar), time to cut off the last bit
Maybe not drink at all, not going to make this an immediate goal, but it's been something on my mind lately. As useful as it is for social situations and dating (what kind of couple has sex for the first time stone sober? Mormons, that's what kind), I just haven't been feeling it lately.
Real deal yoga class once a week (at minimum)
Go hiking on mushrooms at least twice
Sauna as many days as possible
Finally make time to get the umbilical hernia fixed
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:35 pm

Interesting how things converge

1. Booze is just less interesting due to the physical debilitation that comes with overindulgence, conversely, THC and mushroom usage seem far more appealing
2. Coffee consumption is down, in general. Some of this is from treating my sleep apnea. Like BD, I am very sensitive to drinking it past 2 or 3 PM
3. Every year starts with me building a big aerobic base that I let degrade. This year I'm going to keep it
4. Not talking about weight training or loss goals. The more I talk the less gets done
5. No competitive goals. Zero interest at this time

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Post by Bobby » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:35 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Interesting how things converge

1. Booze is just less interesting due to the physical debilitation that comes with overindulgence, conversely, THC and mushroom usage seem far more appealing
2. Coffee consumption is down, in general. Some of this is from treating my sleep apnea. Like BD, I am very sensitive to drinking it past 2 or 3 PM
3. Every year starts with me building a big aerobic base that I let degrade. This year I'm going to keep it
4. Not talking about weight training or loss goals. The more I talk the less gets done
5. No competitive goals. Zero interest at this time

You forgot no 6:writing an e book about ladders...
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"being a pussy".

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Post by bennyonesix » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:21 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Interesting how things converge

1. Booze is just less interesting due to the physical debilitation that comes with overindulgence, conversely, THC and mushroom usage seem far more appealing
2. Coffee consumption is down, in general. Some of this is from treating my sleep apnea. Like BD, I am very sensitive to drinking it past 2 or 3 PM
3. Every year starts with me building a big aerobic base that I let degrade. This year I'm going to keep it
4. Not talking about weight training or loss goals. The more I talk the less gets done
5. No competitive goals. Zero interest at this time
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Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Interesting how things converge

1. Booze is just less interesting due to the physical debilitation that comes with overindulgence, conversely, THC and mushroom usage seem far more appealing
2. Coffee consumption is down, in general. Some of this is from treating my sleep apnea. Like BD, I am very sensitive to drinking it past 2 or 3 PM
3. Every year starts with me building a big aerobic base that I let degrade. This year I'm going to keep it
4. Not talking about weight training or loss goals. The more I talk the less gets done
5. No competitive goals. Zero interest at this time
6. Houston Highland games?
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:45 am

I have to say...it's telling how many of y'all post competitive blood pressure numbers on the FB.
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Post by Holland Oates » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:08 am

Blaidd Drwg wrote:I have to say...it's telling how many of y'all post competitive blood pressure numbers on the FB.
That reminds me I need to get my prostrate checked. By a doctor this time.
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Holland Oates wrote:That reminds me I need to get my prostrate checked. By a doctor this time.
A quick camping trip with Shape will fix that.

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SubClaw wrote:
Holland Oates wrote:That reminds me I need to get my prostrate checked. By a doctor this time.
A quick camping trip with Shape will fix that.
I need to have a doctor do it for once.
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