What Are Your Fitness Goals Right Now?

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To everyone looking to take care of themselves in the few seconds you get away from work, what are your fitness goals and how do you work to attain them when work often is at odds with them?

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Oct 10, 2018

2018 Completed:
a) USASA Boardercross (Snowboarding) Regional Qualifier
b) USASA Boardercross (Snowboarding) Nationals - Copper Mountain, CO
c) 5K Race (July 4th)
d) NYC 5th Avenue Mile 9/9/18 - 5:19
e) Augusta 70.3 Half Iron 9/23/18 - 5:59:40

2018/2019 In Training:
f) 70.3 Half Iron New Orleans - 10/21/18
g) New Breed No Gi Tournament (Jiu Jitsu) - 10/27/18
h) 50mi Trail Run (Ultra Race) - 11/3/18
i) 70.3 Half Iron Florida - 4/2/19

Trying to get in a kickboxing / Muay Thai tournament on March 15-16th 2019 under my Muay Thai coach. My head coach at my MMA gym also wants me to do amateur boxing to train for MMA.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 11, 2018

Awesome!!!

Oct 11, 2018

I had one amateur boxing fight before heading to college, now i'm just training for fitness. Aren't you afraid it might reduce your cognitive performance? Even headers on soccer players may cause cognitive impairment can't imagine what boxing might do.

Oct 10, 2018
Gilgamesh95:

I had one amateur boxing fight before heading to college, now i'm just training for fitness. Aren't you afraid it might reduce your cognitive performance? Even headers on soccer players may cause cognitive impairment can't imagine what boxing might do.

I've heard good things about having a 140 IQ, so trying to get there one training session at a time. I'm at about a 153 now, down from a 160 IQ. Happy with the progress.

Girls seem to laugh more with me instead of at my antics and life is going well. Highly recommended if you're trying to scrape a few IQ points! :P

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 11, 2018

What mma gym are you at? I've been looking for recommendations in the city there's so many of them

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Oct 10, 2018
han brolo:

What mma gym are you at? I've been looking for recommendations in the city there's so many of them

I'm at American Top Team - not HQ. I don't live in NYC anymore.

I'd check out the Renzo Gracie place though and possibly The Wat with Phil Nurse.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 12, 2018

Also shoutout to the fighters that work in high finance!

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Oct 10, 2018

Sub 10 hour Ironman. Targeting fall 2019 for my A race of the season.

Oct 10, 2018
George_Banker:

Sub 10 hour Ironman. Targeting fall 2019 for my A race of the season.

Nice - which course are you thinking?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Oct 10, 2018

Louisville or Arizona

Oct 10, 2018

Doing 1000 crunches

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Oct 10, 2018

Putting up 315x5 on bench and 495x1 on deadlift. Currently at 300x3 and 435x3, respectively.

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Oct 11, 2018

315 is the best fucking weight. Three plates on each side is absolutely raw.

Dayman?

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Oct 10, 2018

Gotta get a visible six pack by nov 9th, also want pecs another half inch of growth. Maintaining ratios on bi's and tri's.

I still put in my 45min morning workouts, but gonna try to do a quick dirty bulk then clean for a week then 2 weeks cut/lean gainz. We'll see...

Oct 10, 2018

Airflares

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Oct 10, 2018

Cock pushups

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Oct 10, 2018

Aiming to live past 30

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Oct 10, 2018

Snatch 80kg
Clean 110kg

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Oct 10, 2018
Walker Texas Banker:

Snatch 80kg
Clean 110kg

What is your motivation for pure weight gains? Just to stay in shape? To look good?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 10, 2018

To do big deals

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Oct 10, 2018

nice to see another oly lifter here. I used train oly back in the day

Oct 10, 2018

400+ Wilks score. Currently around 380.

Oct 10, 2018

Long term goal was to lose 100 lbs. Have cut 40 so far.

Oct 11, 2018

Damn that's amazing. How did you lose 40? Congrats

Oct 10, 2018

It was relatively gradual. Started cooking at home mainly (It is so easy to get a meal at a foodtruck / deli sub / burrito bowl / etc and eat like 1000+ calories for lunch without even realizing it). Also started to put veggies in morning shake to add volume / fiber (doesn't taste as good but I make it as condensed as possible and just pound it in the morning.

Pulled a back to back all nighter to fix my college "go to sleep at 3am" regular schedule. Slept at 10 awake at 5ish, gym in the morning, at first not very organized, I would shoot hoops some mornings, run, lift, etc.

Can't stress drinking water enough. It really fills out your stomach and keeps you from confusing hunger with thirst. Starting full time helped because it kept me to an honest schedule, gym breakfast, work, lunch, (occasional team basketball games post work), dinner, repeat.

Also in college I would use "fucking it I'm drunk / hungover" as an excuse to just sleep in, not be productive, and order food all Sunday after a weekend out. Instead towards the end I started pounding pedialyte, forcing myself outside for a walk, going to the dining hall and eating healthier.

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Oct 10, 2018

Stay lean and focus on health/ well-being versus power-lifting. Had a 416 Wilks, but then the body started to really get beat up. Full body sessions with mostly compound lifts 2-3x a week, with 1 hour LISS on non- lifting days, has been working well.

Oct 10, 2018

What weight class are you (assuming you competed based on Wilks)? Did you have a serious injury?

Oct 10, 2018

Never competed, had a mock meet with my buddy, 1335 @ 175lbs w/ belts and knee sleeves. I had a mild herniated disk between L4/L5, from what I believe to be way too much volume at the time. I had to take a step back and re-prioritize, still miss putting up those kinds of numbers but I don't miss the 1.5 hour workouts.

Oct 10, 2018
  • sub 10% bodyfat @ 165lbs @ 5'9
  • sub 4:45 mile / sub 16 minute 5k
  • be able to dunk on 10 foot rim @ 5'9
  • bang @ 5 strokes per 3 seconds for 45 min consistently and not bust
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Oct 10, 2018
knightbanker:

- sub 10% bodyfat @ 165lbs @ 5'9
- sub 4:45 mile / sub 16 minute 5k
- be able to dunk on 10 foot rim @ 5'9
- bang @ 5 strokes per 3 seconds for 45 min consistently and not bust

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Oct 11, 2018

Clonazepam can help you achieve #4.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Oct 10, 2018

break 240 shakes per minute with a shake weight

Oct 11, 2018

stay sober for a nice stretch and regain forearm vascularity

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Oct 12, 2018

I feel you. Alcohol really messes up the progress..

Oct 11, 2018

Get under 210 lbs. Currently am around 250, peaked at 275 in May. Have made good progress so far but am kinda stagnating now. I wanna be at 210 or lower by Mardi Gras, so I have about 5 months to lose 40 pounds. This is tough but I've seen others do it, and it breaks down to about 2 pounds a week. To clarify I am not standard "fat", I am a fairly build dude and barrel chested from 9 years of bench pressing and have been working out my core for about 4 years. I realized how much it pains me to do my intense morning ab routine just to have my progress be covered by a gut. Gotta be honest with myself. I'm proud of my progress so far but need to keep pushing forward so I can look how I want to. I don't really need to have the build of a Nose Guard anymore lmao. I have been eating healthier, and tried IF but it didn't really work for me and I couldn't stick with it. My focus is going to be doubling the amount of HIIT I do and increasing difficulty of my other cardio stuff while eating healthy.

Dayman?

Oct 11, 2018

Gotta dump those 10 pounds of beer I slugged during the summer, not too tough a task but cumbersome nonetheless.

Oct 11, 2018

bill murray working out

Oct 11, 2018

10 muscle ups in a row. At 7 now and it's only getting harder cause it's bulk season

Oct 11, 2018

Boosted my bench to 250lbs - hoping to hit 275 by the end of the year :)

Started as a small lanky kid years ago. I go through cycles of lifting like crazy and not so much but I'm happy with the progress I have made. I think one good measure of fitness is being able to squat and bench your body weight (ideally for reps). 1.5x body weight 1RM is even better!

Oct 12, 2018

I have plenty of time as I'm an engineer. Usually just work like 45hr/week. I'm doing nsuns right now and would like to squat 4 plates and bench 3.

Oct 12, 2018

Lift 3 times a week, yoga twice a week. Drastically improve mobility for golf game....Just got below a 10 handicap this year and would like to get below 7 next season.

Similar to @rothbard814 used to be big into power lifting/putting up numbers, but after wrestling into my 20's and lifting hard, I started breaking down a bit. Got up to a 500 dead and 425 back squat @ 150lbs., but it did nothing for my health and function.

Now I am just looking to lean out, improve mobility, and maintain my current athleticism into my 30s and on.

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Oct 12, 2018

Max score on the USMC PFT (23 pull-ups, 115 sit-ups in 2 minutes, 3 mile run under 18 minutes)

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Oct 12, 2018

Are you in the reserves?

Oct 12, 2018

In the process of joining the reserves (in DEP now). Heading to boot camp in January.

Oct 12, 2018

Stay in shape, and learn to play golf.

Oct 12, 2018

To stay in shape. I.e. when I take my clothes off, I don't feel emberassed.

Oct 12, 2018

Hit a 405lbs competition bench.

Oct 12, 2018
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