This month’s challenge is going to be different from the others in two ways:
- The nature of this challenge will allow you to actually show your progress throughout the month, making it more useful and fun.
- When you post updates to the challenge, reply to your original post so we can see all of your updates in one place. This way it won’t be so hodge-podge and chaotic.
What is that thing you’ve been putting off that you know you should be doing?
Choose a big project or a skill that you would like to work on for the next 30 days. Ideally something with which you can visually show your progress. Eg. writing blog posts, starting a business, juggling, singing, playing piano, drawing, card tricks, weight loss, muscle gain, learning to code (you can screenshot your progress on CodeAcademy), etc.
It can be anything that will take continual effort over the next 30 days.
- Choose your project/skill and state your intention for the next 30 days. Include a before picture/video if applicable.
- Come back every few days and report on your progress by replying to under your original post. Again, include pictures/video if applicable.
That’s it. Let’s see what we can accomplish together in 30 days!
Why not make the challenge more interesting and focus on your lower body? Most people forget about that when working out, but it will be a great addition to your general health (prevent knee injuries) if you focus on your upper legs (strong VMOs). Besides, it doesn’t seem you need more mass in your upper body anyway, you have an athletic figure already, I would not be pumping it up too much
25lbs is quite a lot! Roughly 3,500 calories per pound of fat, so you’d need to be in a calories deficit of almost 3,500 per day, which is unsustainable. Perhaps try losing 2lb a week for the next 30 days, with the goal of 25lb in 12 weeks?
So I’ve gotten all of the setup and everything on my computer (all the gems, ruby and rails obviously) that I will be needing, and I’ve been devouring every course on udemy that I can, and reading all of the stuff that I am able to in the time that I’m not watching the videos. Will keep everyone updated again hopefully next Wednesday ish!
Halfway through my course as of tonight, and hopefully keeping on trucking here the next couple days and weeks to get this thing rolling. I’m building an app/website thing for the course (because at least for coding the best way to learn is to do) but hopefully I will have a different one up by the end of April!
So I’ve completed the course, and am trying to work my way through some of my own stuff/figure out how best to go about building my own idea. For anyone who is curious, the website/app thing is hosted at http://andymomyrecipes.herokuapp.com/, also because I didn’t want to pay for hosting costs on an app that I won’t ever actually use for anything! But yeah, that’s exciting!
I am starting fitness again this month, my goal is to build muscle mass and strength, but haven’t really got a quantifiable goal… hmmm… I guess my goal is to go at least twice a week! Perhaps that will shift a bit, but then I will post that here. Good luck everyone, happy progressing!
I will be practicing ‘Flexible Dieting’ for the next 30 days.
I’ve been lean bulking for the last few months and now have 20lbs of fat to shed. I’m going to:
– Lift 6 times per week.
– Cardio 3 times per week.
– Track every meal, and hit my calories and macros.
– Avoid binging and practicing flexibility and excellence instead of perfection.
My goal is to lose 8lbs in 30 days.
I’m currently 172lbs. My goal weight is 164lbs. Long term goal is 154lbs. At this weight, I’d have abs.
Couple of reasons. Higher frequency = more growth. So hitting a muscle group twice per week is ideal. I’ve done 1.5 years on the 3 full body workouts a week, it’s okay but you cannot hit every muscle. Rear delts, middle delts, rotator cuffs, hamstrings, calfs, traps, all tend to get neglected on a full body routine. How can you possibly do decline bench, incline bench, flies, middle delts, rotator cuffs, long head tricep, short head tricep and an over head press and still manage to do an entire back and biceps and leg workout in 3-4 workouts per week? I think that’s putting an unnessesary contraint on your training. My current split is push, pull, legs, rest, repeat (best gains I’ve ever had). This gives each muscle group a few days rest, while still keeping frequency high. Also, total volume is the determiner of muscle growth, some of the best powerlifters in the world squat 7 times a week. There’s a principle in exercise physiology called the repeated bout effect. Basically what this means is the more your train a muscle the quicker you’ll recover from training it. As for diminishing returns if total volume is being increased week by week, and you’re in a slight calorie surplus then your muscles are gonna grow. The minamilist movement is mainly for hobbysists who are pushed for time and don’t care about developing an overall physique. It’s actually great for beginners too. You don’t want to start with too high a training volume, and it’s important to learn how to bench, squat, etc with good form first. For people who have been training 2 years+ does it work? Yeah. Is it optimal? I don’t think so.
I’ve been planning on building a course to teach kids to write code for a few months now. Ever since finishing my book aimed at teaching adults to program. So this month I plan to get the basic outline put together some mocks ups of the website and the first set of lessons complete.