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Going to be doing my first ever competition with some friends. It is a team event, 2 males and 2 females with mix of of exercises. I'm a bit excited and a bit scared to have people watching and critiquing my form in regards to counting reps. Fortunately have a great team with reasonable expectations so hoping to enjoy it and not be so stressed.



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Augen said:
Going to be doing my first ever competition with some friends. It is a team event, 2 males and 2 females with mix of of exercises. I'm a bit excited and a bit scared to have people watching and critiquing my form in regards to counting reps. Fortunately have a great team with reasonable expectations so hoping to enjoy it and not be so stressed.

How'd it go?

@thread: I've changed my program up a tiny bit and I love it! The coming year working up to Calgary Comic Con will be fun - gonna be in amazing shape for whatever I choose to cosplay there



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ReimTime said:
Augen said:
Going to be doing my first ever competition with some friends. It is a team event, 2 males and 2 females with mix of of exercises. I'm a bit excited and a bit scared to have people watching and critiquing my form in regards to counting reps. Fortunately have a great team with reasonable expectations so hoping to enjoy it and not be so stressed.

How'd it go?

We trained and set goals and we met those goals, but the competition was very tough so we finished near the bottom.  Not worried as more about progress and getting better.  Atmosphere was crazy having people cheer me as I could not let myself stop knowing they were supporting me.  We had a large group, 7 teams of 4 of folks I know and was very proud one of our teams won it.



Doing an event that is mix of fun and challenge. Basically an obstacle course with various exercises. Being outside and predicting rain I expect to get a bit dirty and possibly muddy. Its in good fun and meant to raise money for organ donation organization in the area.



So has any body done a tough Mudder course? Done my 3rd one this year, absolutely love em although personally I find them quite easy. If you don't know what it is, it's a 12 mile assault course that travels all around the globe to different cities, it's awesome fun and I recommend it to anyone who likes keeping fit or just likes a good time (and getting really muddy)

In other news, injured my right arm all around my bicep, tricep up to my shoulder (Ouch) turned out its a pull so won't be Climbing for a week at least till it heals fully.



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This has been the best summer for cycling so far, I must be nearing 3000 km total already. I love the heat, it doesn't bother me while I'm going. I raised my longest distance, loop of 127km. Took me 5 and a half hours with a break in the middle to swim in lake Ontario. That route involves a fun obstacle, carrying the bike 164 flight of stairs to the overpass above.

I bought new tires today, they're worn out again. 6 patches so far and there's lots of cuts in the outer tires. I have to buy new ones every year, bit sooner this year. Plus a couple patch kits a year and 4 inner tubes. The hand grips will need replacement again too next year, and the chain probably. It's over $500 maintenance a year, but definitely worth it.



Augen said:
ReimTime said:

How'd it go?

We trained and set goals and we met those goals, but the competition was very tough so we finished near the bottom.  Not worried as more about progress and getting better.  Atmosphere was crazy having people cheer me as I could not let myself stop knowing they were supporting me.  We had a large group, 7 teams of 4 of folks I know and was very proud one of our teams won it.

Good to hear man I'm glad you went out there and gave it your all!

Nymeria said:
Doing an event that is mix of fun and challenge. Basically an obstacle course with various exercises. Being outside and predicting rain I expect to get a bit dirty and possibly muddy. Its in good fun and meant to raise money for organ donation organization in the area.

Reminds  me that I missed both a bench press and a deadlift competition here because I was on vacation in Northern Canada

Oh nice sig btw <3 one day I'm gonna marry Mattie Rogers....... and lose every argument we have because she can lift more than me

StokedUp said:
So has any body done a tough Mudder course? Done my 3rd one this year, absolutely love em although personally I find them quite easy. If you don't know what it is, it's a 12 mile assault course that travels all around the globe to different cities, it's awesome fun and I recommend it to anyone who likes keeping fit or just likes a good time (and getting really muddy)

In other news, injured my right arm all around my bicep, tricep up to my shoulder (Ouch) turned out its a pull so won't be Climbing for a week at least till it heals fully.

I had the opportunity to compete in one in Drumheller but unfortunately travel + entry cost didn't fit within my budget. I think I'll be in one next year

SvennoJ said:
This has been the best summer for cycling so far, I must be nearing 3000 km total already. I love the heat, it doesn't bother me while I'm going. I raised my longest distance, loop of 127km. Took me 5 and a half hours with a break in the middle to swim in lake Ontario. That route involves a fun obstacle, carrying the bike 164 flight of stairs to the overpass above.

I bought new tires today, they're worn out again. 6 patches so far and there's lots of cuts in the outer tires. I have to buy new ones every year, bit sooner this year. Plus a couple patch kits a year and 4 inner tubes. The hand grips will need replacement again too next year, and the chain probably. It's over $500 maintenance a year, but definitely worth it.

That's crazy Sven I think you've cycled farther than I've driven this year, even with my trip up North!



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So summer is quickly coming to an end :'( I didn't get everything accomplished that I wanted to but still did progress a lot. In just over one week the Uni gym will be absolutely packed with people - since memberships are included under tuition - so my quick gym sessions will soon be a thing of the past.

As for hiking and outdoor activities, I was lucky enough to get a lot of that done, mostly in Waterton Lakes National Park in Southwest Alberta. Did do some camping in Northern Saskatchewan too but was never able to do any canoeing or kayaking unfortunately. Anyhow here is my favourite picture from Waterton - we did the hike on Canada Day so we brought a flag and then climbed 1.5km to get this one. So worth it!



In terms of bodybuilding I am very happy with my progress. Later down the line I will likely share some progress photos or some lifting videos or something idk, but I don't really have any of either at the moment.

Oh and I just found out that my hips have been out of alignment for the past 10 years or so. Working to fix that now. I might even make a thread about it because Anterior Pelvic Tilt is so heavily related to posture/sitting in a chair for long periods of time, and I now we have a lot of office workers/gamers here.

Cheers to the school year starting! Not really though





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Did a large work out with folks yesterday in remembrance of 9-11-01

2001m Row
11 Box Jumps
11 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
11 Power Cleans 135#
11 Handstand Push-ups
11 Kettlebell Swings 35#
11 Toes-to-Bar
11 Deadlift 135#
11 Burpees
11 Push Jerk 135#
2001m Row

Be doing another large scale one for a friend I work out with who is donating part of her liver to save her brother's life Saturday. Can see her earlier in this thread at lifting competition with me.



Exercising more and cutting out alcohol and replacing dairy and meat products with more fruits and vegetables and my excess weight dropped within a short period of time. Combining cycling with strength training  and rowing machine at the gym has resulted in an improvement in my overall health and fitness.