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2019 Goals?

Post by syaigh » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:34 am

Uh, now that we are halfway through the year . . .

Goals:
1. Maintain the leanness I fought to obtain over the last year and a half.
2. Make a good showing at masters worlds HG.
3. Get back to riding more regularly than once a week.

Challenges:
1. Extra kid in the house at the very least part time, at the very most full custody (cousin from abusive household).
2. 3 teenagers getting more teenagery, one graduating high school this year and having to focus on college applications.
3. Sick pupper. :(
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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:51 pm

syaigh wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:43 pm
1. Prepare for and compete in a figure competition, all in, no half assing it.
2. Masters worlds championships highland games, open division.
3. Ride more.
4. Continue to keep drinking to a minimum.
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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Shapecharge » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:46 pm

1. Continue to be good looking.
2. For once really learn how to open a butterfly knife and look cool while doing it.
3. Improve my personal hygiene.
4. Spend less time playing Words With Friends while sitting on the crapper.
5. Create multiple fake personas on various social media platforms to spread disinformation.
6. More camping!
7. Ridicule at every opportunity our resident published professional writer.

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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Wild Bill » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:36 am

1. Chest to bar pullups.
2. Hope to do gmb flow from parallettes 2 on parralel bars.

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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Bram » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:10 am

I know I posted no more drunk driving or video games (no dui's or crashes, no games for a couple months) in the other thread.

We're at the half-way mark though, so maybe a couple more would work.

I'd like to get my first tube surfing. I'm at 19 years of surfing and zero of them. That said I want to do it safely. Most of the advice is just to chuck yourself into low-percentage scenarios and take your beatings until you get lucky.

I'd like to get back to more thoughtful exercise programming. I have, in my not so humble opinion, a kick-ass program I'm following. But there is a total lack of rep variance, exercise rotation, etc. I just keep doing sets of dumbbell calf raises for example every leg day, usually 15-20 reps. For months. In the past I rotated every 2-3 weeks my reps, order, exercises, etc. And that shit worked.
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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Sangoma » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:38 am

Blue belt. Even though it doesn't look very realistic right now. I am an old motherfucked and as the result a slow learner. But fuck, I still like BJJ a lot.
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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Beer Jew » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 pm

Hit my first 2019 goal. 150kg Bench

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Post by Fat Cat » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:41 am

Nice work boss. Not bad after a layoff.
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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by terra » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:28 pm

Having done little real training this year, bar a once a week BJJ hammering and an ocean swim or road cycle, my goal is to finish erecting (yes erecting) my awesome garage gym and use it mercilessly to drag my aging arse out of mild but chronic depression. Whilst simultaneously buldimg my practice to a point where it actually pays me a livable wage.
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Post by Really Big Strong Guy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:13 pm

Little history. At the end of last July, I nearly died at one of my events. I had eaten and lifted myself to over 300 pounds. I was strong, but fragile as I kept injuring my hamstrings and I justified eating and lifting to recover. so I made a life change. Did whole 30 for a month - became a moody bitch. Did a second month - got less bitchy. Found a diet plan that worked. I managed to get as low of 262 and that was around late March. Weight has slowly crept up to mid to high 260s; but I have gotten myself back into sustainability.

My goal is to continue with sustained weight loss and this life change/diet plan. Eventually I want to get under 250 pounds. That was how much I weighed when I finished my MBA. Started college at age 18 at 230. Was born a giant bald troll doll, will likely die as one too.

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Re: 2019 Goals?

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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by JasonC » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:46 pm

1. GORUCK Heavy Challenge (done. AAR at https://leansoliddogs.blog/2019/06/04/a ... ar-pt-1-2/)
2. GS Class 1 in snatch (I blame Smet for "emboldening" me. Isn't that the word of the year?)
3. GORUCK Star Course (= 50 miler)

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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Boris » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:04 pm

Here are my goals for 2019 (* = accomplished/so far so good, X = already blew it, Δ = not yet):
* Squat bodyweight on the bar x age
Δ Kettlebell Snatch 24kg x 30 minutes
* KB Snatch 16kg x 1 hour
Δ Consistently weigh < 185lb
* Train "more often than not"
X Stretch "more often than not"
Δ One-Arm Deadlift 200lb on 2" v-bar

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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:49 am

I have several process goals for the year, but no real performance goals since I've been dealing with a few injuries.
1: Run healthy for the entire year. I have some issues with my right hip, and if I'm not smart with my running training I'll end up injured. The key is titrating right up to the level of training I can use to get better, but avoid injury. Taking it very slow on any intensity or mileage increases is the plan. Several weeks at each new level to give the body time to fully adapt, then a recovery week to regenerate before any jumps in overall training load. Cycling, rowing, and swimming will also be used heavily as cross-training to keep building aerobic fitness without the impact. I can run 2-3 times per week, so 2-3 cross-training sessions in addition.
With the training I can do, my only performance goals are to run trail races this fall for fun, and maybe see if I can get my 10k back under 40 minutes.

2: Yoga at least 5 times per week, with a stretching session every day. I've been using yoga as my main form of movement/muscular training for about a year. My wife got her 200 hour teacher's certification a couple of years ago and is moving into the 300 hour now. We practice at the studio as much as we can, but Glo yoga has been the real key to a sustained at home practice. It gets boring to me to do the same DVD class over and over, and building your own sequences takes more time than we have right now. So being able to just select the type of class you want to go is great.

3: Meditate daily. I use Sam Harris' "Waking Up" app as my guide. Haven't missed a day since I started when the app came out.
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Re: 2019 Goals?

Post by newguy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:39 pm

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:49 am
The key is titrating
My new 2019 goal is to fucking DROP titrating into a conversation.

In fact, I'm giving myself bonus points if I can drop "fucking titrating" into the convo.

Seriously - any suggestions? Like yesterday I was at a bar and the fucking bartender was pouring the lady friend's vodka and cran like vodka was being rationed for the zombie apocalypse. And this is not a bar known for the meticulous measuring of pours. Quite the opposite. So my response was "hey, is the manager watching or does your elbow hurt because these drinks are weak as shit."

But could I have said "bro, are you fucking titrating the perfect balance between buzz and profit?"

Would that have worked?
1: Run healthy for the entire year. I have some issues with my right hip, and if I'm not smart with my running training I'll end up injured. The key is titrating right up to the level of training I can use to get better, but avoid injury. Taking it very slow on any intensity or mileage increases is the plan. Several weeks at each new level to give the body time to fully adapt, then a recovery week to regenerate before any jumps in overall training load. Cycling, rowing, and swimming will also be used heavily as cross-training to keep building aerobic fitness without the impact. I can run 2-3 times per week, so 2-3 cross-training sessions in addition.
With the training I can do, my only performance goals are to run trail races this fall for fun, and maybe see if I can get my 10k back under 40 minutes.
And on a different note - I'm working on similar. I'm heavier than I should be (fat) and out of shape, so I'm even more cautious. I'm just trying to get into good enough shape to train to run a 5k well. Which is pathetic but it is what it is.

For me, it is being overly cautious regarding distance and speed. Just because I can do more, or I can go faster, doesn't mean I should. Patience and not focusing on any one run, but just the process of running week in and week out.

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