Fitness accomplishments you're proud of ...

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    Nothing remotely superhuman here, but proud to have accomplished them at my age and with the lingering effect of past injuries:

    Straddle Planche:

    One-Armed Pushups

    Strict Pullup + half-bodyweight

    Pistol Squats

    2 X bodyweight Deadlift

    Free Handstand
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    Awesome work man.

    My most proud: 10 years since my heaviest weight (265). Been 210 or under for 7+. I have been 205 or less for a long time, but unsure of exactly how long. Currently range between 195 and 200.

    Ran a 5k in 28:45. I know, not wholly impressive. You have to know me and how much I loathe jogging.

    Stuff I want to do.
    1000 lb total on the "big 3"
    2x+ bodyweight deadlift (almost got that one once. Did 405 at 205 weight)
    A good, long hold handstand.
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    Good on you, ATL! As for your prospective goals, the handstand at your size might impress me most.
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    :) I am trying. It's fun. I feel like a kid doing it.

    Most I can do right now is 7-10 seconds or so I think (which probably means it is closer to 5). Hard to count when concentrating on other things. And it's sloppy. Move my hands a lot to keep balance and feet are all over. Holding it for that long is not consistent either. Maybe 1 or 2 out of 10 tries.

    It's a work in progress.
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    Outstanding nonetheless ...
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    I can do a c*ck push-up.
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    That is pretty awesome. I did 61 pushups (without stopping) on my 61st birthday.
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    Very impressive. I usually peter out after thirty or so.
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    i ran track in high school against dallas baker once in the 200 at flagler palm coast high school and beat him, sophomore year. we used to play tennis together in middle school!
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    Ran my first half marathon this morning, 1 hour 44 minutes 54 seconds.
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    Nice work!
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    I did 200+ mile on my road bike in about 12 hours at the time I could ride 100 miles in 4 and a half but the next 100 are a killer.

    Of course that's small potatoes I have a friend who routinely runs 100 mile races. And have an acquaintance who did a double ironman

    Sick
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    Yes. Sick. Your double century qualifies, too.

    I'm no endurance athlete, that's for sure, though I do want to lift 1000# and do a sprint tri in under 1:25 in the same 12 months.
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    Not bad in a group road ride. Try that pace solo with no drafting, then you'll be talking!
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    Finished IM Texas yesterday. 12:51. Had a top 10% swim and can walk today!

    Been wearing Gator gear all week out here and catching it pretty good from UT and TAM fans. All good natured ribbing.
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    Getting it done ... and in Gator style no less!
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    305 lb BP at the ripe young age of 55. Nothing spectacular with dead lift or squat because of my bad left knee.

    I don't run, but I can cover a mile on a treadmill at a 15% grade in about 11 minutes.

    Got thrown 56 times by my Sensei on my last birthday in about twelve minutes. The tricky part is getting up 56 times.
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    Think about how it's going to feel when your 86. Nice going, Strange!
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    Sub 5 minute mile
    16:50 5K
    34:00 10K
    Completed 4 marathons
    Have done 4 complete (60 day) rotations of Insanity Workout starting at age 48
    Can still run a 7 minute mile at age 51 if I have to :D
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    5 years ago, I was 5'9'' and 105 lbs. Back when I was a total deutschbag on these boards, some (rightfully) told me I should seek an HIV exam. :D

    Now I'm 175 lbs. Not all muscle, actually like 18% bf. But def way bigger and stronger than before. The scary thing is most of the gain has been with average diet and exercise; think of the gains I could get if I did better.

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