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20/08/2019 1:06 pm  

Fall is about to hit, which means things start calming own and we spend more time indoors on our projects. With the little guy around, on top of the day job and running the site, that means I have to start being extra careful with budgeting time for the gym. I always believed it helps to establish hard goals for fitness rater than just "going with it."

What are you working on?

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22/08/2019 9:22 pm  

Getting ready for Winter and getting a red dot on my M&P before Desert Brutality 2020.

Stretch goal: Get my 12" AR pistol assembled before DB2020.

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23/08/2019 9:39 am  

Contemplating Wendler 5-3-1 training. Have trained Starting Strength for many, many years and wow can you ever pack on muscle and make huge gains. Even at geezer mode of 3x5's you get very strong gains. However it is bit of a toss up have leaned out to 218 down from 238 and just overall feel better. Joints feel better energy levels are solid. and cardio is vastly improved! Been in maintenance mode on the weights for 12 months now hitting oly lifts just 2X per week.

Fall is big time of year for scouting whitetail, hunting whitetail and hunting upland game so that is time of year where hiking mileage increases substantially on a weekly scale. Boosting mileage this year for both fall hunting and winter snow shoe treks.

There are number of items running through my head for 2020' ish goals... Comms, reloading 9MM top the list.


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23/08/2019 10:52 am  

Deleted due to lack of fitness content.

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09/09/2019 12:57 pm  

Buddy & I joined a chain gym beginning of the month.

My goals;

1. Lower blood pressure by

2.Dropping weight down to under 200 by end of year. Currently in the 210-215 range.

Next goal would be 190.

So far, had a low of 209+ . & pressure was in the 136/?? range.

Picked up a heart rate monitior & home BP cuff to start tracking.

3. Get my Body fat % between 15-20 and work down from there.

4. Fit back into size 36 pants. Pushing the 40+ now 🙁

Our plan is to hit the gym 3-4 times per week, slowly introducing weight lifting into the sessions.

I'm 57 so taking it easy working into the program. Don't want to go all-out early and injure myself.


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Posted by: @mkprz

Buddy & I joined a chain gym beginning of the month.

My goals;

1. Lower blood pressure by

2.Dropping weight down to under 200 by end of year. Currently in the 210-215 range.

Next goal would be 190.

So far, had a low of 209+ . & pressure was in the 136/?? range.

Picked up a heart rate monitior & home BP cuff to start tracking.

3. Get my Body fat % between 15-20 and work down from there.

4. Fit back into size 36 pants. Pushing the 40+ now 🙁

Our plan is to hit the gym 3-4 times per week, slowly introducing weight lifting into the sessions.

I'm 57 so taking it easy working into the program. Don't want to go all-out early and injure myself.

Those are some solid goals right there. To be honest, I'm targeting nearly the same numbers. The new addition to the family has taken its toll on my health lately, and I just feel bad.

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10/09/2019 12:47 am  

@matt

Thanks. The struggle is real.

You'll find the time to slide a workout in. Usually while baby is napping 😀

We should post any progress here on a monthly basis.

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11/09/2019 5:59 pm  

@mkprz

The struggle is real!  Just set attainable goals and work the plan.  In my life I've found the phrase "you can't out-train a bad diet" to be extremely true.

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11/09/2019 8:26 pm  

@matt

I found that going early while the wife and little one were still asleep worked well for me.

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11/09/2019 9:28 pm  
Posted by: @diceman624

@matt

I found that going early while the wife and little one were still asleep worked well for me.

For the past year and a half or so, that's been my pattern. Wake up at 5, work out, shower/dress/eat at home, head to the office for work at 9 (civilian life is so much better in that regard).

Right now it's a no-go, though. Kiddo wakes up at 4:30-5:00 to eat and doesn't go back down, so we tag team until I leave for work. I'm thinking I might have to start lunchtime workouts for the short term.

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13/09/2019 10:14 am  

I finally found a goal: compete at the Tactical Games Skirmish at Triple C Ranch in November, just to see if I can finish it.

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30/09/2019 7:24 am  

My girlfriend and I are doing the Bataan Memorial Death March in March. It's a pretty grueling 26.2-mile run or ruck event (we're rucking). Last week we did our first three hikes in preparation.


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Posted by: @justinc

My girlfriend and I are doing the Bataan Memorial Death March in March. It's a pretty grueling 26.2-mile run or ruck event (we're rucking). Last week we did our first three hikes in preparation.

Oh man, that's brutal.

I know a few folks who did it. GoRuck puts on the star course events, which I've also to wanted to do.

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02/10/2019 8:06 am  

@matt

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