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I'm not sure if Baki is supposed to be parody of battle anime or not. I think maybe it is?


Workout for today:

Barbell Squats
Strict Press
Barbell Rows

Felt pretty decent overall, 100% better than Tuesday's session.

Forgot an actual photo but here's a shot of the barbell loaded and ready to go. Also that Jojo's flag tho.

By the way, I finally got around to updating my Peertube account with videos. Not enough time to do any real editing, so pretty much as they were recorded. Check it out!

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What are good rules of thumb for people use for content warnings? I'm trying to be thoughtful about using them more often, but also I don't want to make all content hidden. Here's what I can think of so far

Obvious uses: violence, sex, gore, various other forms of trauma.
Good uses: politics, food, health.
Possible uses: holidays, diet, exercise maybe?

I often use my intuition, but I feel like I can't fully rely on that without some adjustment. Thanks!

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Need to figure out where to buy huge quantities of tofu. Eating it every week basically now, and wouldn't hurt to have it more often too.

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Weights went up today. I hit failure for the first time, which is pretty exciting. I was able to squat, bent row, and hip hinge/dead lift a full 3x8 set, but OHP and Bench press I could only pull off 3x5.

36 pounds for all sets today and I know I'm going to feel it tomorrow. Getting close to an Olympic Bar though (: (: (:

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Light lunchtime workout:
- mobility stretching
- 3x bicep/triceps superset
- mountain trail running

(ok, ok... mostly walking not running... and not in Norway but on a treadmil in a basement, but hey, a guy can dream)

#workout #gym #weightlifting #StrengthTraining #bodybuilding #exercise #fitness #fasting #cutting #running #trailrunning #pumpitbetter

My sleep last night was real off and my eating is sightly off from normal. So not a great session. That being said:

* Deadlifts felt decent actually. Just about the right weight, maybe could've gone up slightly more even.
* Push press felt really rough. 185lbs for sets was way too much today. Wasn't able to finish each set completely.
* Farmer's carry felt fine. Not too rough.

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Week 5 Day 1 Workout:

Deadlifts: 1x1 (RPE 8), 4x1 (RPE 9), 3x4 (RPE 9 - 5%)
Push Press: 1x1 (RPE 8), 4x1 (RPE 9), 3x4 (RPE 9 - 5%)
Farmer's Carry: 60ft heavy x 4 sets.

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Kinda tempted to send this account to the community trunk for weightlifting. Not sure why I'm hesitant, but I am.

Debating if I want to start posting short videos without any editing. Think it might help me share more progress too, but I just don't have time to do much editing.

Are there any Peertube apps on Android that people recommend? I could also get PixelFed fired up again and post there?

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Why did you end up coming to Mastodon? Pls boost so we can get some good data 🙌

Accessory: Dumbbell shoulder shrugs and single hand rows, 3x7.

Notes: Everything felt great today. I had issues with the bar spinning in my hand on the heaviest rack pull set. May need to use a mix grip or chalk next time. Close grip bench felt easy, which was nice since my shoulder was acting up the past few weeks.

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Not everyone uses #Linux for the same purpose - and first of all: That's okay! Anyway I am interested how YOU use it.

I rant and rave about simply because it's made a big difference in my life, and I think could be a net benefit to tons of people to get into.

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One thing that perhaps helps to remember: you have to be consistent at your workouts, but it doesn't have to be your life or identity. If you can budget enough time to get a few hours a week in, that's all you need.

You don't need to identify yourself as an athlete, or compete, or compete. You just need to show up reliably for yourself!

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I wish I had better tips on how to stick with it. I honestly don't have any that I think work. When I try and help friends get into it, it's the hardest part and the least fun part to get going.

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One of the biggest challenges we gave when dealing with fitness is routine. It can be a burden when starting off send feel like something that's gotta be forced into the schedule. It's not simple.

The bright side is that it does get better. At this point I feel off if I'm not getting my workouts in. It's a good feeling, long term.

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