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Many thanks to SGH for letting us miscreants play in here.<br><br>
I have decided that it will likely be easiest for most to do this based on measurements, whether you're trying to increase or decrease them.<br><br>
This challenge is running until July 14, that is, 8 weeks in length.<br><br>
My Measurements:<br><br>
L Bicep (flexed): 11.5"<br>
R Bicep (flexed): 11.5"<br>
Chest: 33"<br>
Stomach (I am more concerned about the bulging stomach than the actual waist): 27"<br>
L Quad (flexed): 17.5"<br>
R Quad (flexed):17.25"<br>
L Calf (flexed): 13.875"<br>
R Calf (flexed): 13.5"<br><br>
I would like to increase the size of my biceps and chest, and decrease my stomach. I would also like to have the proportion between my quads and calves increase, that is, increase my quad size more than my calf size.<br><br>
Additional Goals of Mine Include:<br><br>
Drinking more water<br>
Eating more fruits and veggies<br>
Eating 3 full meals each day (lunch and dinner are my biggest problems)<br>
Run faster than a 6:00 mile<br>
Be able to do at least 60 pushups in 1 minute<br>
Be able to do at least 20 pullups before failure<br>
Be able to do at least 60 full situps in 1 minute
 

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I'll play along too...I won't be lifting anything, but my goals are more like your additional ones.<br><br>
Lose 5 lbs and be back down to 145 for XC.<br>
Get my 6-pack....almost there.<br>
Man up and be able to do some pull-ups in the double digits, plus many more push-ups.<br>
Use car as little as possible.<br><br>
Alex
 

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Okay, I'm in. I'd like to decrease the measurements on my hips (38.5"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> and waist (31"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">. And lose five pounds.<br><br>
Where do you measure the quad?<br><br>
Here's how I'm going to do it:<br><br>
Safely increase mileage<br>
No more desserts/unnecessary sugars<br>
Watch calories
 

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I am up for this challenge<br>
My measurements<br>
l bicep 14.25<br>
r bicep 15<br>
chest 44<br>
waist (measured at the naval) 37<br>
thighs 23<br>
calfs 16<br>
BF ~19%<br>
my goal for the 8 weeks, loose 8 lbs current weight is 196<br>
BF to 17%<br>
2" off waist<br><br>
j
 

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Hey Homer, is it OK if I send you the measurements? I'd prefer not to post the actual numbers here, but I'll post pct change, and at the end I'll post before/after pictures.<br><br>
I'm going for a general leaner composition. Probably means smaller waist/neck and larger legs/arms.
 

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Today was testing day for me. And, to me, the results were pathetic:<br><br>
1 mile run (was actually 5/6 of a mile):<br><br>
Lap 1: 55.5<br>
Lap 2: 56.8<br>
Lap 3: 55.7<br>
Lap 4: 56.3<br>
Lap 5: 62.4 (I locked up really badly during this lap)<br>
Total Time: 4:46.5<br><br>
Considering I could have sloshed through the last lap in less than 74 seconds, I will adjust my goal to running 1 mile in faster than 5:40.<br><br>
Pushups: 25<br>
Pullups: 6<br><br>
I rode my bike to and from the gym on campus. I felt like puking after I completed the testing.
 

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i dont have my measurements on hand...but my primary goal is to start loosing about 25lbs. i do believe my stomac/waist measurement is well beyond what is healthy.<br><br>
also, i want to tone up my arms and increase my mileage<br><br>
im not really going for increase in size as much as firmness/tone-ness<br><br><br>
so are we just going to post our progress here?
 

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What we'll do is post all of our baseline/starting points here.<br><br>
Each week we'll have a check in thread to post progress, etc.
 

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I'm in - I am aiming at 10 lb weight loss,( to fit better into previously mentioned bathing suit...) and to tone core muscles with pilates and Yoga workouts 3-4 x per week minimum. I have been slacking on workouts so both goals will keep me honest... I will do my measurements but am definitely NOT sharing those in public.. I will PM you Homer. BTW I am glad you persevered with this idea and found a spot for it. I don't have anyone here to rely on to be accountable and it helps me out to keep at it. Thx.
 

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ok looks like i will be the first to post a picture. this is me after doing a workout which consisted of the following<br>
5 rounds for time:<br>
400 m run<br>
15 ovedhead squats w/25lb weight<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#22229C;"><img alt="" src="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/jcarroll11/018.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"></span></span><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#22229C;">weight 196#</span></span>
 

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What day do you plan to post the check-in thread? How long do people have to sign up? Will you be calculating their % improvements or do participants need to do that? Is this an individual or team type challenge?<br><br>
Any other guidelines for the challenge you want to lay out?
 

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Ok jtc...now it's definitely show time. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
I'll post my pic after school if I have time. You can all finally see the scrawny little me. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
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Thanks for keeping me on track, Miss Golden Hair. <img alt="tongue5.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tongue5.gif"><br><br>
I will post check-in threads every Sunday, so you can update us on your previous week.<br><br>
You can join our friendly little game here throughout the competition; of course, you won't have as much time to complete your goals.<br><br>
This is an individual competition, and I trust that all of you can calculate the % change in your measurements.
 

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Thanks for the explanations, Homer! (Just doin' my job.)<br><br>
My main goal is still whittling away at ~8 lbs. that are mainly due to being off of running this spring. Losing those should result in smaller measurements in the arms, waist, and hips (still need to take these). I would like to get my %BF back down to 19-20%, as well (current is 22%).<br><br>
Behavior goals are:
<ul><li>continue to steer clear of processed carbs, soda, and added sugars</li>
<li>mind-body exercise 5x/week (yoga or pilates) in addition to cardio</li>
<li>daily meditation practice for stress management</li>
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Hopefully everyone who wants to participate here will find some good support, motivation, and if need be a kick in the pants to stay on track!
 

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So how many of us are there? Do you want to list the workouts we have been doing? Are we going to do that here or in another thread?<br>
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I'm not sure how many of us there are.<br><br>
We will list weekly updates. This will occur in a separate thread that I will start each Sunday.
 

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How about editing your first post or creating a post with a list so far and the "guidelines" as they've been explained in this thread? You could copy it in to your weekly threads, too? That would help us keep track of who's in and how it works.
 
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