Day 100: Almost at the finish line [T-minus 4 Hours]

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Less then 4 hours left until midnight which is the deadline of my 100 day challenge. It’s funny, my mind is already mentally celebrating and food thoughts are the only things flowing in it right now. As we speak I’m already on my way to meet up some friends to count down the time until midnight.

Soon....

Soon….

So what am I going to do at midnight? Mcdonalds of course (since its probably the only place open), to beast and dish out whatever we can get a hold off. As for the rest of the year, I have to catch up on a few “food treats” (here is a link on my food wish list). So as the image above clearly explains…. Don’t wait up, I’ll be back less then a week, with the official 100 day post.

Until then, Eat Hard, Eat More and Eat until you die!

Ho ho Hoes, Merry Christmas!

//C

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Day 99-2: Strength gains or just puny muscles? [Strength Goal Results]

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As I posted earlier today I shared my final fat percentage result and how I’ve progressed during that time (if you want to check out the sexy pic results, here’s the link). But the other half of the challenge was basically to get stronger and the easiest way into measuring this was by focusing strictly on heavy compound lifting. So if you’ve missed this post here’s the link where I explain my workout schedule. The main lifts I was focusing on were the following; Dead lift, Squats, Bench Press and Weighted chins. Since I started I’ve done exactly 31 planned workouts which an average of 2.2 workouts per week.
To be able to compare with my final strength gain I tested what I was capable of lifting. I did a so called maximum lift (1 RM) test which is a measurement on to see the maximum weight you’re able to lift (before breaking like a tooth pick). Here are my starting and final results:

  • Dead lift                 / Start:  110 kg         / Final: 148 kg                / Gain: + 38 kg (+34.5 %) 
  • Weighted Chins / Start: B.W*+10 kg  / Final: B.W +37 kg   / Gain: + 27 kg (+30.7 %)
  • Bench Press        /  Start: 58 kg             / Final: 96 kg                 / Gain: + 38 kg (+65.5 %) 
  • Squats                   /  Start: 106 kg          / Final: 130 kg               / Gain: + 24 kg  (+22.6 %)

* B.W stands for Body weight, in my case I set my B.W to 78 kg.

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I know a lot of my readers can’t really relate to what these numbers mean, and it’s hard to describe if you haven’t done the 4 big exercises. According to me though, this is a significant increase. But nonetheless, the increase in strength gains can be a bit misleading since I started out at a relative low max weights (to reduce the risk of injures). If I would do another additional 3 months, the improvement wouldn’t be as significant. So, did I reach my strength goals? Lets find out:

  • Dead lift                 / Final:  148 kg             / Goal: 156 kg               / -8 kg   (Not Completed)
  • Weighted Chins /  Final: B.W*+37 kg   / Goal: B.W +16 kg    / +21 kg (Completed) 
  • Bench Press        /  Final: 96 kg                / Goal: 94 kg                / + 2kg  (Completed)
  • Squats                   /  Final: 130 kg             / Goal: 125 kg              /  + 2kg  (Completed) 

 Three out of four, not bad, not bad at all….

And finally I had my 20 reps chins goal. This goal has been the one that has taken the most of me. My strategy on this was to do about 2-7 reps every time I passed by my kitchen door (where I’ve mounted a chin bar) which in total gave a solid 25-30 reps a day. But even though I managed to do roughly 350 reps in total during this 100 day period I only managed to do 14 consecutive reps (Not Completed). 

14 reps, nothing to cry about. You win some you lose some.

14 reps, nothing to cry about. You win some you lose some.

Tomorrow is my final official post, I’ll run through my thoughts and reflections on how these 100 days that has gone by. Don’t worry after tomorrow you won’t spam you guys anymore on Facebook, but until then, I’m gonna spam the shit out of each and every one of you, no joke.

Stay tuned!

Work Hard, Eat Hard, Play Hard.

/C

Day 96: The funny and weird Statistics (How many Oldies Have I killed?)

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Back from my short trip feeling well rested and motivated to finish off the last days of the 100 day challenge. People I’ve spoken to recently has heard me nag and complain over the blog. Yes, I’m tired of writing these posts, and don’t get me wrong, it’s quite fun to write them. However I’ve noticed that when it comes to writing, my concentration level is equivalent of a three year old fat kid, high on sugar and life. I’m still surprised on how fast the time has gone during this period and happy that I’ve manage to reach this point. During these 96 days I’ve kept a shitload of statistics (rough estimates) of pretty much everything I’ve done, from how much I’ve eaten, to number of reps, and even the number of beers I’ve consumed during this time. Below is a mix of funny and unusual statistics that I’ve done from a time of 96 days.

“The Legendary Workout” Statistics

  • I’ve done about 357 chins, roughly 4-7 reps of a maximum total of 25-30 reps a day.
  • I’ve “only” done 30 gym session, a workout every third day, which is an average of 2.14 sessions a week.
  • The average age in my gym is roughly 76 years old (I haven’t included the people that I think are dead… dead tired).
Number of pictures which looks like I'm taking a shit: 9 Images.

Number of pictures where it looks like I’m taking a shit: 9 Images.

“The Anti Gordon Ramsey Food” Statistics

  • I’ve eaten 19.2 kg of protein (200g of protein a day) which is equivalent to 96 kg chicken or if you’re vegan 384 kg beans.
  • I’ve eaten 0 pizzas, 0 kebabs, and 0 hamburgers. I was allowed to eat this but I chose not to.
  • I’ve eaten 43 peanut butter n’ jelly sandwiches as my off-days desserts when I have cravings for something fatty and sweet.
  • I’ve eaten 23 Snickers, my post workout dessert.

“The Famous Blog” Statistics

  • I have an average of 75 unique visitors per post. When comparing this to Kenza, one of Sweden’s biggest fashion blogger, she has 148498 unique visitors each day. I feel useless when I see this.
  • It takes me an average of 1.45 hours to write my (longer) posts, 15 minutes to make the quote image, 30 minutes to fix up the images, 60 minutes to write the post.
  • 38 Posts has taken me roughly 30 hours to make, that’s about 20 movies or 1 movie of The Lord of the Rings “Extended Never Before Seen Directors Limited Fan” Edition.
Number of words I've written in the blog: 23478 words. 873 are the word "retarded", the rest is the word "challenge", No joke.

Number of words I’ve written in the blog: 23478 words. 873 are the word “retarded”, the rest is the word “challenge”, No joke. And yes, I’m

“The Grade A Student” Statistics

  • Despite the workload I’ve manage to balance work and gym time quite well, In fact I’ve even worked an additional 27 extra hours of overtime.
  • 30 planned gym sessions and I’ve missed 0 workouts.
  • 30 planned gym sessions and I’ve completed 29 of them (The only time I didn’t finish was when I injured my hip).
  • 288 meals and I’ve eaten ALL my veggies (mom would be proud).

“The I don’t know where to put this”  Statistics

  • I’ve gotten drunk during 4 different occasions. I almost broke my thumb, almost injured my shoulder (again), ate spicy noodles that ended up on my friends carpet and I danced with a giant girl (she was bigger than Godzilla). This happened all in one night.
  • I’ve successfully eaten 3 different buffés in three days, banning me from one of the restaurants. OK, I wasn’t banned, but he gave me the eye of “No Food For you Next Time”.
  • I’ve eaten lunch 14 times together with my work colleges, since my first allowed meal is after 1 P.M I usually have to eat alone (Forever alone..)
  • I have had 0 sick days!
  • I’ve scared every old person in the gym, BUT I have accidentally killed 0 oldies… so far.
Number of Sexy pictures taken: 0. This was the closest I could find.

Number of Sexy pictures taken: 0 images. This was the closest I could find.

Counting down the days. Be sure to check in tomorrow as well, I’ll be posting something each day now until the finish line.

Until tomorrow, Work Hard, Eat Hard, Keep Your Statistic HARD.

/C

Day 89: That guy in the gym staring at you….

Force_of_gravity_QUOTEEver been in the gym and there is that guy staring at you with the most piercing look you’ve ever seen? I’m not just talking to the female audience here, but also the guys, got to be honest, it happened to me. I was resting from my sets and this guy was looking at me like he wanted to rape me (no joke). I got kinda uncomfortable, that had to cover myself with my sweater, but this guy was still looking at me. I decided that I would move but after then I realized what the guy did. He was looking at the mirror behind me watching himself lifting that shit. Alright, I get it if you want to check your form and technique but this guy, he really looked like he wanted to fuck himself.

The guy kept giving me the "Ronnie Coleman Creep" - smile. If you see this smile and there's no mirror behind you.... then run, run like the wind. Its time for his protein craze and you're the only person in line...!

The guy kept giving me the “Ronnie Coleman Creep” – smile. If you see this smile and there’s no mirror behind you…. then run, run like the wind. Its time for his protein craze and you’re the only person close by!

I admit, I’ve stopped in front of the mirror a few times more since I started to see my results. I can’t really tell if it’s to admire the progression or if I’m getting more egocentric. Either way, I’m aware of this bad habit and it got to stop to avoid me becoming that creepy ass guy in the gym looking like you he wants to devour you. I found this awesome clip from Kevin Hart where he talks about gym guys that’s big for no apparent reason, so fucking true, here’s the clip:

Counting down the days…. Not much left! LETS GO.

Work Hard, Eat Hard, Don’t Stare at the Miror as Hard!

/C

Day 74: Lack of motivation, give me a cheeseburger..

Generic_2One of the characteristic I admire the most in people is, the motivation to push through even when you don’t have the urge to do it. I’m at a crossroad where I lack consistency and motivation, and to be honest, I’m quite worried that I’m might not make it to the finish line… Don’t get me wrong, I’m still on my diet, nor have I missed any of workouts. The biggest challenges I have right now is actually to update the blog, I feel that the creativity and quality on my entries has gotten slightly sloppier. I apologize for this and I’m trying to restructure a few things in the blog that keeps first of all MY own interest up. Here are few ideas that I have up my sleeves at the moment:

  1. Shorter posts with more images (More of a tumblr like blog)
  2. Videlog (Me in front of the camera talking about real shit, I rather not do this, since I hate to hear my own voice)
  3. Vine/Instagram – Short 15-30 second video posts (This might actually be fun, “cooking shows”, “how to stretch”, “fail-blogs” )
How about just leave everything and run towards the light? Tempting....

How about just leave everything and run towards the light? Tempting….

If you guys have other suggestions just write in the comments below or send me a private message.

Work hard, Eat Hard, Don’t give..Hard

Day 74: The origin behind the blog name

Force_of_gravity_QUOTEI can sit for hours and scroll through tones of memes on the web. Its literally one of the most useless and time wasting things you can do when you’re on your phone or computer. So whats the purpose? Easy, shits and giggles, it may be useless but its funny as hell. For my more matured readers (read OLD), a meme can be considered a mimicked theme, including simple phrases or gestures. The origin behind the title of my blog came from one of my friends. I posted an image of me surfing in Portugal, looking all bad ass. I didn’t looked ripped or lean but that wasn’t really my intention, I just wanted to show that I was surfing. So my friend wrote: “Bro, do you even lift?”.

Looking badass with my surfboard in Portugal!

Looking badass with my surfboard in Portugal!

 

At the time I didn’t really quite understand what he meant by it, I knew that it came from an internet meme. So I did a bit of research and found a definition for what this actually meant:

“Do You Even Lift?” is a condescending expression used on body building and fitness forums to question the legitimacy of someone’s fitness expertise or weight lifting routine.  The phrase is mainly used to aggravate another user during arguments about physical fitness.

There are a ton of funny pictures/memes out there, here are a few of my favorites:

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So, thinking back on it, my friend called me fat…. And it took me 6 months o figure that out…. Fuck you, man, I hope choke on a powerbar and die.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Eat Hard, Work Hard, Lift Hard.

/Chris

 

Day 59: Do you eat 1 kg chicken everyday?

6A common question people ask me when I share my diet plan to them is: 200 g protein!? That’s a shitload of protein, do you really eat that much? The answer is, yes, I try. If you’re new to the blog I’m currently on a Leangains diet, and I went through the basic idea in my previous post which you can find here. Everyday I need to eat roughly 200 g protein a day, which corresponds to approximately 1 kg chicken (rule of thumb, 20 g protein in 100 g chicken).

I have a friend that calls me the “human trashcan” and the reason for this is that I’m the left on the dinner table that eats the left overs. I admit that I have a tremendous appetite but even for me, 1 kg chicken/beef is A LOT.

I try to eat at least a 600 g cooked chicken/beef each day and divided it into two large meals, my lunch and dinner. Here are additional protein sources I eat from, the different sources are graded by quality, price and taste:

  1. Chicken, red meat, fish (not canned tuna), grined meat
  2. Protein shakes, cottage cheese, nuts, canned tuna
  3. Eggs, dairy products, lenses, various beans
  4. Bacon, pork

So I eat little bit of everything, between my lunch and dinners. One of my favorite snacks/desserts is cottage cheese with berries and nuts on the side, winner food. Some of these protein sources have higher fat and carb contents, so if you’re planning on eating nuts, so keep in mind that you’re eating a shitload of fat.

Easiest snack ever, if you're even more lazy, skip the berries and bowls, eat the nuts directly in the package.

Easiest snack ever, if you’re even lazier, skip the berries and bowls, eat the nuts directly on the cottage cheese (lazy bum style).

As long as I can remember there’s always been buzz and discussion on the use of supplements (Sv kosttillskott). I can relate to some of the questions people discuss on, but speaking from my own opinions, I believe that taking supplements is a great complement to your diet IF used correctly. Do you need supplements to reach what you want to achieve? It’s not necessary but it can help you on the way. I’m not here to start any discussions on if you should or should not take it, do whatever works for you.

The arsenal of supplements I take. It contains of amino acids, day and night whey protein and additional fish oil and vitamins/minerals.

The arsenal of supplements I take. It contains of amino acids, day and night whey protein and additional fish oil and vitamins/minerals.

My roommate had his birthday yesterday, so I’m gonna eat some tasty cake now, part of my supplement plan….NOT.

Have a nice weekend.

Work Hard, Eat Hard… Sleep Hard?