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RogerRoger
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Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Goal: Submit Two Articles
Age: 27
Motto: Patiently Persevere
Location: Midwest, USA

Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:51 am

Short on time, so this will simply be a month in projection. I'll fill out the rest of the year timeline next time.

Goals for August
* 163 lbs
* 280 lb DL
* 180 lb Squat
* 172.5 lb Bench
* Fix bugs in project R
* Finish draft 1 of article C
* Eliminate hair as source of insecurity (hair clips, hair spray, whatever it takes to fucking lock it in place)
* SLEEP (no more days of < 6 hours)
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Radical
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Joined: Sat May 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Goal: 100 lays
Age: 27
Motto: Take drastic action

Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:35 am

Sup dude
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SIGMA_1234
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Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:13 am
Goal: Nomad Income & Pussy
Age: 24
Motto: Action > Perfection

Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:36 am

What's project R and article C?

People seem to recognize you from GLL? Welcome!
Your friendly closeted pervert

Goals:
-) Job applications: 5/ day but minimum as 5/week
-) 10 mins. of Mandarin TV shows to improve Mandarin
-) $2k/ month nomad income from a developing country

COVID-19 Specific:
-) Weekly "gym" routine using resistance bands

Side Hustle to Digital Nomad Log
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RogerRoger
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Goal: Submit Two Articles
Age: 27
Motto: Patiently Persevere
Location: Midwest, USA

Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:28 am

Repost from GLL below. Wasn't planning on updating until EOM but today was an awesome day, want to remember it when I'm doing the reflection for the month.

DEADLIFT !
Hit 285 lbs this morning, 10 more lbs than last PR. And I added 5 more lbs to my bench this evening (175 lbs). Just 10 more lbs to hit my bench goal!

I have one meal left to eat to hit 4k calories today. Trying to gain a few pounds this week in anticipation of losing a few pounds this weekend (going camping for four days).

Productive day today too! I didn't do much Friday, Saturday, Andy helped me out with a productivity plan and it definitely worked today.

Once I get these two papers done I'm going absolutely mental lifting. 285 lbs came up pretty quick. I have a feeling I could hit 365 lbs by the end of the year if I went hard enough.
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RogerRoger
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Location: Midwest, USA

Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:41 am

August in Review

* 163 lbs
Hit a peak of 163 but only one day. Current average is ~161.5.

The main issue here is I lost weight on that hiking weekend trip. And more crucially, I forgot this was a goal - I definitely could've slammed calories that past week (one day I went to bed hungry after slamming 4k).

I'll be reviewing my monthly goals with Andy every week so I don't forget in the future.

* 280 lb DL
Crushed it, advanced to 285 lbs.

* 180 lb Squat
Hit 180 lbs on August 31st, despite the fact that my tailbone is still rather unhappy. Probably not the safest thing to do but it worked out. I realized today 180 lbs is still pretty light: I hit 195 lbs squat with my trainer and then we did stand-holds and even 315 lbs didn't feel *that* heavy (stand-holds: similar to the rack pull for deadlift; just loaded the bar up and stood with it on my back).

* 172.5 lb Bench
Exceeded expectations, hit 175 lbs.

* Fix bugs in project R
I did complete a brute force fix but my supervisor didn't love it so I still need to do this.

* Finish draft 1 of article C
Finished shortly before midnight August 31st.

* Eliminate hair as source of insecurity (hair clips, hair spray, whatever it takes to fucking lock it in place)
Hair spray works for the most part. Today actually my hair was still flying around so I think I need to load it up with clay to weigh it down and then hair spray to lock it.

* SLEEP (no more days of < 6 hours)
ACHIEVED.

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One last thing to mention is that I realized today that the likely reason I'm feeling my squats more on my right side is I have a pernicious issue that my right foot tends to be farther back. So I need to correct that before I start squatting from now on (and whenever I'm standing/sitting ideally; I wonder if it's related to my left foot being bit bigger?)
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RogerRoger
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:18 am

September in Projection

* 167 lbs bodyweight
* 290 lb DL
* 185 lb Squat (exceeded today on the 2nd)
* 177.5 lb Bench
* Submit article C
* SLEEP (no more days of < 6 hours AND at least 1 day of >= 8 hours)

Submitting article C is a bit of a stretch for 4 weeks but I'd really like to get that done before applying for jobs which will start mid-October (or even potentially right now).

And to try to get me to finish it ASAP, my reward for submitting article C is I'll allow myself to gun for 100 approaches in a day.

After that, I'll push as hard as possible to submit one more paper and my reward for that is I'll allow myself to take photos 8-10 hours per day / 7 days a week until I'm getting 9.0+ on photofeeler and otherwise just much more consistently taking instagram model level photos. I'll say that's the goal for October but I'd really like to have that done my mid October more ideally.

Rest of 2020 in Projection (Tentative)
* 180 lbs bodyweight***
* DL: 305 lbs minimum, 315 lbs would be nice.
* Squat: 200 lbs minimum; NO INJURIES would be nice.
* Bench: 185 lbs minimum; 200 lbs stretch goal.
* Two articles and 20-40 job applications submitted.
* Photos: minimum one 9.0+ photofeeler photo; six 9.0+ photofeeler photos (one of them with hockey, one of them with professor/scientist vibe) would be nice.

***(but if I need to do a cut at some point, or get sick and lose a ton of weight, I'll adjust this accordingly. Goal is to continue the lean bulk there not gain 20 lbs in a month or anything counterproductive to the end goal of improving aesthetics).
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RogerRoger
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:37 am

Last, here's a recent look at the physique (photos in briefs taken 26 August; in shorts 1 September). I'm focused on strength over physique now but interestingly if I just add 3 inches to chest/back I'll be the same dimensions as male clothing models!

I've become a bit better at flexing for the pics, just need to fix up the facial expression :twisted:

I'm also wondering if my rib cage will ever go away; I still feel like it looks anorexic/gross but supposedly I'm 15% so I'll have to drop fat later...maybe the "muscle sweatshirt" of another 20 lbs will hide it?
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Readytokillthebeta01
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Goal: Get down to 10% BF
Age: 23

Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:51 am

Idk if it's just these specific pictures, but to me it looks like you're carrying a lot of fat in your face still? And where did you get the 15% body fat percentage number from? 15 percent is getting close to the limit for where you want to END a bulk, not START it.
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RogerRoger
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Location: Midwest, USA

Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:52 am

Hey man, appreciate the concern. Yeah those pictures were definitely not flattering on the face. It's also possible I carry fat more on my face than average. In any case, when I'm looking in profile, my cheeks jut inward so I'm not too fat yet.

15% bodyfat percentage: from my current coach, from my current coach, from an average of Radical + S3nga + Homeskills, others on GLL.

Yeah 15% is supposed to be on the upper side of a bulk, but let's be real, strength gains are going to come faster in a bulk than in a cut.

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Week in Review:
Changed Pillowcase: 11/11
Spray Tan: 8/9 (I'll do two sessions in one day at some point to make it up)
Night Skin Routine: 1/1
Shave: 7/7
1st Minox: 7/7
2nd Minox: 7/7
Read Paper: 14/14
New Script Version: 7/7
Clay Mask: 1/1 (every saturday)
Bed Laundry: 0/0 (start on Sunday)
Exfoliate Sunday: 1/1
Exfoliate Wednesday: 1/1
Whiten Teeth: 0/0 (start on Saturday)
Gym: 5/5
7 fruits/veggies: 0/0 (start tomorrow)

Goals for the 2nd week
* night skin routine: increase the streak!
* 163 lbs by Sunday
* Complete analysis task 1
* Complete analysis task 2
* eliminate back pain / recover
* start day between 5am - 6am
* 2nd draft methods section
* +3 script versions per day
* rate every day; post how many pomodoro periods / hours I worked
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RogerRoger
Posts: 28 | Thanks: 34
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Goal: Submit Two Articles
Age: 27
Motto: Patiently Persevere
Location: Midwest, USA

Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:49 am

Week in Review:
* night skin routine: increase the streak!
Very solid with the checklist stuff again this week - I'm at 8/8 for night skin - haven't had any acne since I got that going.

* 163 lbs by Sunday
Accomplished.

* Complete analysis task 1
Didn't complete it but I incorporated it into the simulations (brute force method) and got a script working (tho it's only marginally fast enough on my local machine and doesn't work on the cluster).

So although it's not complete, it's definitely on it's way.

* Complete analysis task 2
Didn't even get to.

* eliminate back pain / recover
Not fully eliminated but definitely improved. I moved my fancy chair to my room, since that's where I mostly work these days and that definitely helped. I also realized doing a strict squat out of the chair avoids aggravating my back. And possibly my foot rest is partially at fault so I should really go back to using a stack of magazines until I buy another one - or perhaps more ideally just a bunch of 2x4s.

* start day between 5am - 6am
Accomplished, this morning, woke up at 6am. Didn't love it. For future reference, I should move my sleep schedule by changing when I go to sleep prioritized rather than when I wake up.

* 2nd draft methods section
Didn't touch. This is actually counterproductive at this stage I think.

* +3 script versions per day
Didn't track but definitely didn't accomplish every day - likely even on average. Hit +3 one day and +4 another but most days 1-2.

* rate every day; post how many pomodoro periods / hours I worked
Didn't do this. I need to write my weekly goals down if I'm going to accomplish the things I can't do at the last minute.

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Week 3 Goals:
* 165 lbs on Sunday
* 40 hours work (minimum)
* Accomplish all OOP tasks I currently have.
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RogerRoger
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Location: Midwest, USA

Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:53 am

Week 3 Review:
* 165 lbs on Sunday
-> hit 164 lbs so not quite.
* 40 hours work (minimum)
-> hit 60+ hours, definitely in the flow now.
* Accomplish all OOP tasks I currently have.
-> priorities changed but I've accomplished a lot of those OOP.

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Week 4 Goal.
This week I only have one goal. Submit my paper to my advisor. Ideally with enough bells and whistles he'll be down for it to be submitted within the following week.

Tomorrow I'm going to finally do analysis that's been a long time in coming. Going to make as many plots as possible. Friday will be a writing = #1 priority day. So I'll spend ~6 hours writing, 30+ minutes on sim dev, and 1.5+ hours on analysis / making paper ready plots.

Rinse, wash, repeat until October.
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