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  • Chris Lee Bear
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    Tagging neilarey, Redline & Damer.

    Voting for "Garden Gnome" and "Fridge" as classes

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  • Mika
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    Mr Gnome rocking the Farmer's Carry there Fremen !

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  • Fremen
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    Originally posted by HellYeah View Post
    ​​​​​​​We definitely need combat gnome and fridge as profile class...
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    I would also rate the garden gnome

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  • Mika
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    I'm now waiting for the next Darebee set: "The Fridge"

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  • Mrsteapot80
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    Nihopaloa

    Glad to see you back, I've missed your posts. I was wondering if everything was ok with you. Glad all is well, and it was just 'stuff' keeping you busy

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  • Nihopaloa
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    Omg, HellYeah, I would need a veeeery long drill for that. The walls here are around 40cm thick. The problem with bolting something directly onto the wall are the wall joints (no idea if that's the right word. Die Fugen halt). If I drill where a joint is, it gets crumbly and I basically have to start again from the beginning. That's probably the reason why I only have three small shelves on the wall...

    And I'm not sure about the 'Fridge' as a class

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  • HellYeah
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    Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
    And because the house is made of bricks it's kinda iffy to drill holes into the wall to bolt a bar to it. So, the door bar it was.
    There is always the way to drill through the wall and mount it from behind with a threaded bar "Gewindestange". But you need a good amount of dedication for that...​... soo, your choice was the right choice...


    ​​​​​​​We definitely need combat gnome and fridge as profile class...


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  • Nihopaloa
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    Thanks for the tip, Fremen, I will keep it in mind when I get the feeling my hands don't like the bar any more Had to take a break today, I think I have DOMs in my upper back and shoulders

    With my cut going relatively well, I'm thinking a little about goals. When I started with Darebee, I had the vague idea of 'becoming a bit more fit and healthy, maybe tone my body a little'. Then at one point I thought 'maybe I can get a really fit look'. Currently, I sit at 'I want to lose as much fat as possible (and healthy)' and aim for ~18% body fat, to see how I'll look then. My torso already makes great progress, it looks surprisingly hard and toned, and just today I thought my thighs finally get into the action, too. My arms are still as pudgy as ever, but I'll hopefully get there some day.
    And now I'm thinking about what I should do when I'm at 18%. Depends probably on how I'll look then. Fine tune, presumably. But, and here's the thing, I'm not even sure if I want to keep to 'just being a little toned'. I think I want to try and build a more muscular physique, with the things I have at hand (so, bodyweight and dumbbells, maybe resistance bands). So, at one point I want to focus on building muscle. My husband already freaks out, asks me 'why the hell do you want to build more muscle?' and fears I turn into a combat gnome at one point (I'm a bit short and he's afraid I'll turn full fridge-mode).
    I'm still thinking about it. Reminds me of another fitness board I frequent, where someone yesterday wrote 'If you start working on yourself, you never feel satisfied and always think there's more to work on. It never ends.'

    I guess I have to see how it goes. It's just a soft goal, not really set in stone as of yet. Like I said somewhere earlier, I'm bad at setting goals. Here's my status update for today:

    Today I did:
    - Cardio Go! Day 20
    - Athena's Playbook Day 13

    Skipped Splits because I already did well over 700 Side Leg Raises during Cardio Go. Skipped the other challenges because the day was a bit draining, mentally. Tomorrow it's back to my regular schedule.

    Hope you all had a marvellous start into the week


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  • Fremen
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    Maybe think of taking gym gloves so as not to ruin your hands with the pull-ups, they avoided blisters, calluses and various pains for me

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  • Mika
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    Hi Nihopaloa , thanks for posting the link. "bis 300 kg" huh? Guess I'll be OK then :=) I might get the other one though, since the doors here are standard. I once lived in a house with those big old doors (former bank, actually) and couldn't use one of these things because as you say, the doors were too deep. Anyway, first things first and Foundation Light, etc. As for writing, I think it's an exciting time with self-publishing and so forth. Big fan of Hugh Howey who proves it can be done, big-time. But would be writing for myself to start with. Good luck with the PC tinkering!

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  • Nihopaloa
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    So, I'm still not back into my Darebee routine. I always find it weirdly hard to get back into the community, even after only being a few days inactive. But I'm working on it. And because I forgot to check in yesterday, here's my status update:

    Yesterday I did:
    - Cardio Go! Day 19
    - Half Jacks Day 14
    - Splits Day 18
    - Knee Push Ups Day 17
    - Athena's Playbook Day 12

    I also bit the bullet and finally ordered a new video card. Will be a good time to clean the PC when it arrives, there's so much dust in there I can probably fill a pillow with that

    Hope you all have a nice day

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  • Nihopaloa
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    Thanks, Nebulus

    And thanks for your kind words, Mika. I just wanted to link to the pull up bar on amazon, but it's kinda weird... They sold the bar in two versions, a 'standard' one and one with a safety thingy to warn you when the bar comes loose. I bought the second one, but it's not listed any more. If I go to my account and click on the order, it just takes me back to the standard version. You can see some customer photos with the safety-thingy bar, still. Very weird. Anyway, the 'better' (hopefully) version was listed at 24,99 €. No idea what's happening there. I finally had to settle on one of those bars, because I live in an old house with huge and deep doors that are too big for the bars you can 'hang' into the frame like this one, for example. And because the house is made of bricks it's kinda iffy to drill holes into the wall to bolt a bar to it. So, the door bar it was.

    And thanks for asking about my writing. It's going pretty well, I'm currently working on three stories at the same time, cycling between them and trying to get about 3,000 words into them every evening. I'm just writing for fun, though. Nevetharine has even published one novel already (I was proofreader and spellchecker for this, which makes me kind of proud). You should really look over your own writings again if you want to get back into it. I haven't written in over ten years prior to this January, but I guess I won't read over my old stuff again. Too embarrassing.

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  • Nebulus
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    I can only chime in on HellYeah 's praise of pull-bars. It such a good tool to work the pull-chain, which is often not really stimulated much with other workouts.
    And it gives you a very honest, look-in-the-eye rating of your weight/strength ratio

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  • Mika
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    That's what I was thinking, HellYeah ! Seen a few people mentioning them and it's not something I've ever done much of. After completing a few basic routines I'll see if there's a good programme with chin-ups in there.

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  • HellYeah
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    A pullup bar* is the only thing you really need, besides enough floor space... to keep you fit!

    * or sth. different to hang on.

    If you have the opportunity to mount one, do it, it makes a big difference...

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