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  • Fit4RTX is Heeeeere

    1 month ago

    emilyweeks RT Office Manager

    Hey y'all, 


    Wooow, it's been a while since I've written here. You guys probably saw @Chelsea's journal post recently announcing Fit4RTX - what a perfect time to check back in with a journal! We started off our internal Fit4RTX with some weigh-ins earlier this week, and a lot of us are following along with the body weight workout graphic you've probably seen around, along with our own personal workouts.


    My goal for Fit4RTX is to lose 2% body fat. I'm way too self conscious to tell you where mine currently is, so I'm just gonna tell you how much I can realistically hope to change in two months. 2% may not sound like much, but it's actually not super easy to lose. I also have a couple other general goals like: keep improving my running (I did a ~36 min 5K last month), being more active overall, and eating better. (I generally eat decent, but I am very guilty of emotional eating and not eating great when I'm out in social situations.)


    So there are my goals. My plan of attack for the next two months is to run a few times a week, keep up my regular yoga practice, start lifting weights again, cut out soda, and eat healthier. Not really sticking to any particular diet trend, just trying to eat more balanced. 

    I'm going to try to check in on here at the end of each week to discuss how things are going. Hope I can keep it up!


    Who else is joining in for Fit4RTX? What are your goals and plans for the program??

  • Fit4RTX Kickoff Today!

    1 month ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Hey everyone!


    RTX is just around the corner and with it, the biggest party of our Rooster Teeth friends and family! Whether you’re hanging out with us in-person in Austin or joining in the excitement with us online, we’ll all be celebrating soon.


    To get ready for that, a lot of us here at Rooster Teeth are participating in a company-supported  Fit4RTX event. We’re doing group workouts and all in all trying to take on healthier and better habits moving towards a healthier life.


    But, I’ve seen how many of you have participated in your own goals and challenges on social media, using #fit4rtx over the years. That’s awesome! Keep at it, I can’t wait to see what you all are trying to do.


    To help or supplement what you already may be doing, @kriss and I have put together a 8-Week daily workout challenge. Each Monday I’ll post the week’s workout graphic both here on the RT Site and on the @RoosterTeeth Instagram story. (Please note that this challenge is meant to be FUN and offer you a starting point in crafting a weekly routine. You can totally do more or less than what the graphic suggests.)


    So, what’s your goal? If you feel comfortable telling us, say so in the comments! My goal is to lose 10 pounds - I’m not one to actually work out EVER so I hope this is a start in the right direction. We’ll be back every Monday with a new graphic and updates!


    <3

    Chelsea


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  • #Fit4RTX is Coming

    4 months ago

    Tropes Dead Set On Adventure

    Yo!


    So I'm super hype for my next training phase! I'll be honest, the winter has me down. It's cold and grey and dark all the time so it's difficult to summon enthusiasm for anything. On top of that, I've been sick on and off for a few weeks so my fight training has been extremely impaired - I know it's psychological but I can almost feel myself getting worse as that SRA curve drags down with no practice to bring it up again. But even more than that, I'm a lead trainer at a gym in January, I expected myself to get tired and wiped out - and I accounted for it when I designed my training year.


    This first month has been mostly easy. Three strength sessions per week of high weight with very low volume to allow my joints and connective tissues to recover from the months of high volume I've been doing and to prepare for the next phase. My calories were supposed to be at maintenance, but a combination of spilling half a bag of rice and sickness means that probably didn't go that well. The goal was to maintain size and weight and just let my strength go up in order to set my body into it's new weight (about 180 lb) before I attempt to seriously gain muscle. So far, despite a few days of setbacks, it seems to have worked all right but I'll check next week. I just wish I had done more fight work.


    My next training phase is to try to gain muscle mass. I'm decently fit now in terms of body composition so I think I'm in a safe zone to gain size without just getting fat again - also, I'll be tracking my calories and macros during this massing/bulking phase, which I've never done before, to ensure that even though I'll be in a pretty extreme calorie surplus it will all be whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and leafy veggies (plus some cheese). This calorie boost will hopefully also give me an energy boost as we taper off to slightly less bust times of the year and allow me to do the training split I want.


    For lifting I'm going to run myself through the HIIT 100 program, it's a 6-8 week plan that is extremely, unsustainably high volume. There is no way my body can take it for any longer than the two consecutive months, but it's not designed to be done for any longer than that before the body hits adaptive resistance anyway. I'll also be doing as much fight work as possible. Basically, super high energy in, super high energy out, incredible muscular and skill stimulus to gain as much hypertrophy and endurance as possible while my diet phase is tailored to make that happen. My goal with that will be to gain as much lean mass as I can while not regaining too much fat mass. This will end in late March or early April depending on deload weeks and monthly structure.


    After that I'll have another net-neutral diet phase with another low-volume strength phase. With the HIIT 100 behind me my body is sure as shit going to need it, both from a recovery standpoint and the standpoint that I will have almost definitely maxed out my body's ability to adapt to hypertrophy stimulus for a while (adaptive resistance usually sets in after about 2-3 months and dissipates in about 1). At this time I may have a competition for taekwondo or two, but I will have to decide at that time if I feel like I'm ready to compete around building this strength and conditioning foundation or if I'll let it wait another year before I start doing competitive fights again (my desire to fight is satisfied by our hard, full-range sparring sessions every week, at least in the winter when my emotions and enthusiasm are dampened). That will be through April, more or less.


    After my adaptive resistance has dissipated, my body re-acclimates to the new weight and amount of muscle mass, and my connective tissues aren't screaming anymore I'm going to run myself through the same fight conditioning program I used when my friend Dennis was doing the HIIT 100 himself (a few months ago). I'll modify a little bit of it to better fit my new skill level, both physically and on the programming side, and that should take me through May and June, with it's phasic structure spilling a little bit into July. This will be done on a calorie deficit. When I was tracking super accurately AND doing this program I was losing about a pound per week but still retaining muscle fairly well, so ideally if I do it exactly right I should lose almost exclusively fat on this and be super lean come RTX in July.


    To be honest, the most important thing right this second is restoring and maintaining my enthusiasm for training. I live and breathe fitness all the time, I work a ton in a gym, write programs all the time, talk about lifting and training my entire waking life. There's a very real risk of burning out sometimes, especially this time of year, double especially for people like me who get really emotionally dampened in the winter. The last thing I want is to burn off my enthusiasm for lifting or fighting, especially when my conscious brain knows full well how much both of those things make me happy. It's just hard to get fired up for anything in late January in the Northeast. But #fit4rtx will help get me through the rough months until things are warm and vibrant again and I can more effectively power myself on my own steam. 


    So let's get started and try to get ourselves as pumped as we can!

  • #Fit4RTX Final Update

    10 months ago

    MrWartburg Team Fat

    RTX is finally here! I'm starting my drive tonight, gonna crash with some family and then get to OKC Tuesday night before arriving in Austin around noon on Wednesday. 


    Back in May I started on a #Fit4RTX weight goal, hoping to go from around 172 down to 160 through cutting out carbonated drinks and some light running/biking. Well, the biking and running didn't last long, but I held strong on the diet portion and as of my check in this morning, I'm down to 162. Last RTX I was at 180, so it feels a lot better to be down where I'd like to be weight wise. 


    I'm sure some of the drop off is due to a worsening of the Chron's (I'll be flabbergasted if I make it another 12 months without surgery), but regardless I needed to make some diet changes and I've got no plans to start down the Mt. Dew rabbit hole again. Who knows, maybe the next 12 months I'll actually start and maintain a proper workout program, maybe that way I'd get even closer to my college weight, about 140 pounds.


    But enough about me, who's all coming to RTX? If you see me, say hi!

  • #Fit4RTX Final Update

    10 months ago

    MrWartburg Team Fat

    RTX is finally here! I'm starting my drive tonight, gonna crash with some family and then get to OKC Tuesday night before arriving in Austin around noon on Wednesday. 


    Back in May I started on a #Fit4RTX weight goal, hoping to go from around 172 down to 160 through cutting out carbonated drinks and some light running/biking. Well, the biking and running didn't last long, but I held strong on the diet portion and as of my check in this morning, I'm down to 162. Last RTX I was at 180, so it feels a lot better to be down where I'd like to be weight wise. 


    I'm sure some of the drop off is due to a worsening of the Chron's (I'll be flabbergasted if I make it another 12 months without surgery), but regardless I needed to make some diet changes and I've got no plans to start down the Mt. Dew rabbit hole again. Who knows, maybe the next 12 months I'll actually start and maintain a proper workout program, maybe that way I'd get even closer to my college weight, about 140 pounds.


    But enough about me, who's all coming to RTX? If you see me, say hi!

  • I've been busy as hell!

    11 months ago

    cyberdork117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheQuestCrafter

    So RT Trans & Allies became RT LGBT which has since promptly exploded into an amazing and welcoming group that I couldn't love more! We also have RTX coming up with a meet-up and its details soon to come! It's been a hell of ride the last month and I'm so excited to see where things are going. At the same time I've also been working out and eating better losing weight slowly but surely and I've been dedicating an hour a day to writing anything just to keep my mind roped in. It's been fantastic and I can't wait for the coming weeks to have an adventure with all my new friends at RTX! I hope to see you there!

  • Fit 4 RTX

    11 months ago

    Keegan RT Georgia Admin

    All of my life I have had a hard time gaining weight. I never saw that as a bad thing, I've always been relatively fit, but I realized last year that I was not in shape. So last year when I stopped drinking for 5 months, I came to the realization that I would have to replace the habit with something positive. That something became working out. I worked out for the 5 months that I wasn't drinking, but hitting the gym was spotty and usually dependent on if I woke up early enough, got enough sleep, or even my mood when I woke up. Needless to say, it sort of fell apart around month 3. I didn't work out from October to January.


    This year I made a resolution to gain 20 pounds starting at 130 lbs. On January 7th I started working out 3 days a week. I started taking in more proteins and fats and I started getting proper sleep. From January to May I gained 10 pounds up to 140. At the beginning of June I felt a drive to become more intense with my workouts. Lifting heavier weights, training harder every day, and adding in a second leg day per week. I now train 4 days per week. Mondays are shoulders and lats, Tuesdays are leg day number 1, Wednesdays are arms and chest, Fridays are leg day number 2. I also train abs 3 days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. From May to now I have gained 5 lbs.


    In other words, it took me 4 months to gain 10 lbs, and only 1 month with the right intensity to gain 5 lbs!


    My rule for the past 2 months has been don't skip a day. It's challenging, and I don't always feel motivated to go to the gym at 5 after an 8 hour work day, or sometimes at 9 after a long night at the Braves, but the results speak for themselves.


    I should also note that I didn't start working out to get "Fit 4 RTX" but having an event like that on your calendar certainly gives you motivation to reach a goal by a deadline, and if I keep working out the way I have been, I should reach my 20 lbs goal by RTX.


    Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.


    Me at 130 lbs, vs me at 140 lbs: Dczvw-UW0AEjPnL.jpg

  • #Fit4RTX 2019 Week Fifteen - Home Stretch

    11 months ago

    Tropes Dead Set On Adventure

    Okay, here we go!


    So it looks like, at least while I'm in a calorie deficit, this three times a day idea isn't going to work. It's just too much energy out, and it shows. That's why I tried it during my lifting deload, though, to make sure I could even do it at all without breaking myself in half. By the end of the week my attacks were noticeably weaker which means I was just too fatigued. 


    So the new structure is similar but scaled back on the speed and endurance work a little bit. I'll be doing either my sprints or my fight work on every weekday, with some technique work on weekends but not what you'd consider a "workout." 


    One month from today I get on a plane and fly down to RTX. That means I'm in the Fit4RTX home stretch. So let's explain the way this whole thing is going to work:


    1. Continue training, one intense lift and one intense cardio per weekday with active recovery weekends

    2. Continue on the calorie deficit up until Saturday, July 28th, when I'll take my final body comp scan.

    3. Switch into calorie maintenance for the time between then and the flight (about 5 days if you include breakfast on the 1st) to let my body get used to higher calories without bloating

    4. Party


    Right now I'm 188.9 pounds, my bodyfat percentage has continued to inch downwards throughout June, but we'll see if I can really spike it down for July. Overall, I've lost in the neighborhood of 18 pounds from my starting weight (including salt weight) and about 4% bodyfat (the machine says I've lost 13.5 pounds of fat and about 5 of muscle, I'll take around 2.5 to 1 ratio). I think a hard but doable goal for me would be to bring the body fat lost to a total of 6% and my weight down to the neighborhood of 185 or lower. 


    Next week I'll talk about the future of my training and my plan for the next year moving forward between the end of this RTX and the start of the next Fit4RTX run. Long story short it involves me really wanting to convince myself I can afford the strength programming my powerlifting friends use on top of my taekwondo training, but we'll get to that next week. 


    Stay strong, everyone - it's time to really earn all those tacos we'll be eating!


    (Gus voice): I just want to remind everyone that I do have online coaching available for a discount rate of $100 (normally $150), for which you get twelve written workouts sent to you via an Excel email attachment or Google Spreadsheets that will be tailored based on your fitness goals and current abilities. This is the FINAL WEEK of the #fit4RTX discount, so if you've been on the fence now is the time to ask! Send me request or inquiries via DM or on twitter @jeroic9 or Instagram @joeliftsathing

  • How important are streaks to you?

    1 year ago

    Boodro

    I've recently been into keeping up streaks. However, once my stream is over, I feel like I should just quit. It's really hard to quit and get back into things, especially when you have a really long streak going.



    It reminds me that I didn't post for the first time in five days yesterday. I saw another guy on the feed who has posted for 1600 days in a row, seemingly. Which just absolutely blows my mind. I don't think I've done anything that many days in a row, other than waking up. I do think I'd be pretty pissed for losing that streak.



    In other news, my own Fit4RTX is going well. I've lost about 13 pounds so far and just need to keep the dream alive. My goal is to lose 47 more pounds in the 53 days before RTX. Which, I think is doable. I'm currently averaging about 30,000 steps per day and eating about 1200 calories. That's probably not eating nearly enough, but it's only for two months. Then, my goal is to lose another 50 lbs before Christmas. I have a cruise scheduled for the 22-27th and that would put me around my goal weight. 




    So, how important are streak? How bad is it for you when you lose a streak?\



    P.S. I recently accidentally posted this on my old account. 

  • Fit4RTX!

    1 year ago

    kriss Community Manager

    We are just months away from RTX, and I was reminded that it's not too late to partake in some form of Fit4RTX! For me personally, I have quite a list of physical limitations due to scoliosis, a crazy bad knee, and what I will loving call a flappy lung heart (Mitral Valve Prolapse), I have opted to do some light cardio and squats! I have dubbed the squat challenge as #ToneDaButt


    Officially, I started yesterday with 30 squats, and I intend on adding 5-10 squats every day for the next 30 days with one rest day a week.  Sounds like a lot, I know, but that's a challenge for me personally. You can totally join me in this adventure if you'd like! You don't have to do the same number of squats as I do; the point of Fit4RTX is to improve yourself one day at a time at your pace. So push yourself, but don't don't hurt yourself. Let's get better together! 


    I aim to do 40 squats for day 2. Let's gooooooooo! 

  • Healthy For RTX

    1 year ago

    LaurynBrooke

    Hi there! It's offically 100 days until RTX Austin which means that #Fit4RTX is nearly approaching. Fit4RTX is a hashtag that the RT Community uses to be like "hey I'm getting in shape" its awesome and a great source for motivation.


    But I wanted to expand on it.


    One of my 2018 resolutions was to be healthier. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.


    I neglected taking care of myself for so long, I have a lot of bad habits that need to be broken and a mindset that needs to be shifted. 


    So why not combine the two!?


    Thus, begins my Healthy4RTX Journey!

     

    Basically, I'm going to dedicate the next 100 days to losing bad habits, gain good ones, self love, and recovery.


    GOALS (because we need to measure success somehow)


    -finish my journal + sketchbook

       ▪ writing/drawing help w my depression and I really miss making things


    -wear a non-high waist bikini

      ▪ aka increase confidence and self esteem, don't want to be afraid of being seen anymore


    -do 2 things that I want to do but I'm scared of

    ▪ get out of my head and embrace being uncomfortable


    -read 15 books (currently at 2)

    ▪ books are just great tbh


    -go (mostly) vegetarian and have less dairy and drink lots of water

    ▪ meat and milk makes me feel like bleh and have to poo

    ▪ water fixes everything


    So yeah! I'm excited and a little nervous. Change is always scary even if its for the better.


    I look forward to seeing you all this August!


    <3















  • It's been ages since I've updated this so here's my #Fit4RTX2018 progress.

    1 year ago

    ShaneNanigans

    For RTX this year I've been seriously working to meet some goals.  Here's what I did in 3 months.  If you want my advice, just do the research and find what works. I don't restrict myself, I just make better choices than before.


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  • Back To The Floor

    2 years ago

    DiMono It's Back Baby!

    Way back in November of last year, I pulled my left Quadratus Lumborum muscle (QL) in the gym by doing something stupid. For those who don't know, the QL connects the top of the hip to the bottom of the ribcage and spine, like this:


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    It's been a long road since then. I've been unable to go to the gym for over six months, and since the lower back is used in basically everything, I haven't even really been able to stretch in all that time. There is precisely one stretch I've been able to do safely, which is to lie on my side, bend my uphill leg at the hip and knee, and rotate my trunk in the opposite direction, to maintain elasticity in the QL.


    My body has also changed in the last six months. For one thing, I have a gut now. Not a big one, because it's not like I increased my food consumption over the last six months, but enough to hang over my waistband if I relax my abs. I've also lost 7lbs. More fat, less weight.


    Fortunately, I know where I lost the weight from: my upper leg muscles are pretty severely atrophied. I know that's where I lost it from because the rest of my body has still been getting enough incidental work to maintain mass. Since I wasn't able to stand up using my legs, I had to get out of my chair by pushing down on the armrests with my chest and triceps. I still had to do grocery shopping, and that meant holding upwards of 40lbs of food isometrically with my upper back and biceps. I keep a lot of stuff above my eye level, so my shoulders got work raising things up and getting them down. And my calfs and abs are always getting work, because they're calfs and abs.


    What got almost no work is my upper legs and lower back. Unfortunately, in order to compensate for my QL being out of commission, my left obliques took up the mantle, and so they're recovering from some soreness due to overuse right now.


    Basically, pulling a QL sucks, and I strongly recommend against it. The good news, however, is that I can finally confirm that my back is fully healed and ready to go again.


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    That's right, I chose a My Little Pony gif. Deal with it.  stuck_out_tongue


    The bad news is holy fuck am I ever out of shape. My cardio is basically gone. I used to be able to go up and down the stairs in my building 4 or 5 times in a row, and now I'm winded after climbing them once. My resting heart rate is up to 67 (that's high for me). My leg flexibility is basically not a thing any more. And I don't need to get back in the gym to know that I've lost at least 10% on all my lifts - probably closer to 40-50% on my legs. Maintaining mass doesn't mean maintaining ability, sadly.


    The other good news is that I have a plan. This week I'm doing nothing but basic stretches. Next week too. After that I'll spend 3-6 weeks doing daily stretches and cardio 2-4 times a week. Once I'm satisfied that I'm making progress on my cardio, I'll start working in some calisthenics, exercises I can do at home with no equipment. And if I'm feeling particularly bold, I may even invest in the Athlean Xero program, which is apparently brutally hard, but can be done with no equipment at all, at home.


    It's going to be at least another 3-4 months before I set foot in a gym again, but not because I'm injured; it will be because that's the plan. I hurt myself by trying to do too much too quickly. I do that a lot in the gym. That means the most important thing I can do right now is slow the fuck down. And by the end of the year, I will be climbing, as was the plan all along.


    (you didn't think I'd forgotten about that, did you?)


    Keeping myself fit has been a big part of my life for the last 11 years. For these past 6 months, I haven't been able to do it. It's time to reform good habits. I'm taking pictures of myself tonight, but I won't be sharing them - not yet. When I consider myself ready, I'll share several sets in sequence, so you can see where I'm starting from today, and where I've ended up. Hopefully, the difference between them will be dramatic. It's been a long road getting here, and I'm facing a hard road ahead. But I'm damn well up for it.


    What are you guys up to?

  • Well that's alarming

    2 years ago

    DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

    Stepped on the work scale yesterday and I did not enjoy the results. I never was really into fitness 100% and never took care of my body as much as I could of. Don't get me wrong I was healthy and still am. But now I am noticing some changes in the mirror and seeing someone who I am not comfortable with. So today I am gonna try..again to quit soda. maybe not 100% but limit myself to very very little. Also gonna try to do in home work out. #fit4rtx
    Any one got any in home work out recommendations?

  • Update for the Week of 4/30/17

    2 years ago

    GRatFinn RTNY Guardian

    Washington Park Capital District Meetup 5/20

    With the warmer weather, this time of the year its always time for adventure. So for this upcoming meet up (May 20th), we thought we would head farther north to the Capital Region for a nice picnic in Washington park. With pleasant weather and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, there is plenty to do. Even if the weather takes a turn, there's the New York State Museum nearby as well as a trampoline park nearby to kick in #Fit4RTX. We'll discuss the exact time and location as we closer to the event for now here's the parks address, Washington Park Capital District, Madison Ave, Albany, NY, 12203.


    Year Book

    We've put together a collection of photos and info from many of our meetup/events over the last few years. Head over to https://thesecondithirdyearbook.shutterfly.com/ and use passcode "rtny" to get a look at it. The book itself costs about $40+ with shipping, but there is a promo right now that will bring it down about 50%. If you have any questions, please contact one of the admins.


    Game Night

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    Star Wars Battlefront 5/2 Xbox 8pm

    This Tuesday we'll be playing some Star Wars Battlefront. Add Evil Angel2020 or GRat Finn on XBL and let us know if you want to play.


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    Jackbox 5/4 8pm

    Thursday will be our monthly Jackbox night at 8pm. Jackbox is a browser based game anyone can play by going to jackbox.tv and entering the room code.


    Twitch Channel & Youtube Channel 

    Gamertag/Usernames Thread 

    Game Night Suggestion Thread

    Meetup/Event Suggestion Thread 


    -RTNY


  • #Fit4RTX 2017 Week 12 - Now for the Baby Bulk

    2 years ago

    Tropes Dead Set On Adventure

    All right! So I finished phase one of #fit4RTX 2017! I managed to go from 183 to 160 in terms of weight, but I've also got myself down to about 10% bodyfat. So I'm not at exactly where I wanted to be but I am also not quite done yet!


    So here's the plan for the next four to six weeks: Get big. Only do it healthy, though. Still tracking calories, still giving myself a max cap, and still eating healthy food (clean carbs, healthy fats and lean proteins). On MyFitnessPal I've basically set it to the slowest possible size gaining option and am going to reorganize my workouts around hypertrophy. Then, in mid-May, I'm going to shred down again. Ideally, I'll have gained so little fat when doing my muscle that I'll be able to get down to my original goal of 9% bodyfat or lower.


    Kinda makes me wish I had the time and ability to cosplay - I feel like I would be great as a "Savage" variant of Mogar or Broly if everything goes according to plan.

  • Fit4RTX, the actual go

    2 years ago

    ytrahne Guardian x8

    Who is going at it?  I posted on Facebook and got a lot of good pointers and a lot of people saying 35 pounds is a bit much to do in the less than four months to do it in.  Honestly, I just put a number on it to match what my weight was when I started working in IT and if I get halfway there is nothing to stop me from keeping at it.

  • Update for the Week of 2/12/17

    2 years ago

    GRatFinn RTNY Guardian

    MeetUps and Events

    February Meetup

    The poll for the our February meetup went up over the weekend and Karaoke night has taken a commanding lead so it's safe to say we'll be doing that very soon. Hopefully we'll have more details later in the week.


    PAX East After Party 3/11 

    There are still plenty of tickets to our Pax East after party available. We may also have some special guests coming by. So anyone going to PAX East or around Boston on Saturday night March 11th come hangout. Tickets are now available check out the Eventbrite Page for more info. Tickets will cost $20 and include pizza and snacks. Also if have any questions contact @GRatFinn


    #fit4RTX2017

    For those interested in our #Fit4RTX challenge, check out the full post Here for all the details.


    RTNY Yearbook 

    This is your last chance to submit any photos of any meetup, event, or just hangouts with the RTNYcommunity. All photo must be submitted by February 20th. Please email them to rtnycommunity@gmail.com or contact any of the admins.



    Game Night

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    Halo 5 2/14 8pm

    Happy Valentines Day! Tuesday is Valentines Day and what better way to show someone you care, then to shoot them with bullets and plasma of love caboose  If your interested in playing add GRat Finn on XBL and let us know you'd like to join.


    Battleborn 2/16 8pm Xbox

    Several member have recently picked up Battleborn, (as it currently on sale at most retailers for $10) and since we had so much fun last when we played the beta last year this Thursday we'll be trying it out. If you'd like to play add Evil Angel2020 on XBL and let us know you'd like to join.


    Remember to check out our: 

    Twitch Channel & Youtube Channel (Where we stream game night) 

    Gamertag/Usernames Thread  (To connect and share your online handles)

    Game Night Suggestion Thread (To let us know what you want to play)

    Meetup/Event Suggestion Thread (If you have any ideas for future events)

    -RTNY



  • Fit4RTX Sydney Panel!

    2 years ago

    Efun Efun

    On the Sunday of RTX Sydney2017 you should come to the 11 Little Roosters Panel, because right after that is the Fit4RTX Panel that I'm going to be on!! it's gonna be alot of fun and would be awesome to see people there!!

  • Gotta Type Fast, Before Refresh Catches Me

    2 years ago

    EsdeeAr Absolute Nobody

    Did I mention that I do a video every morning before work? Today's got a bit whiny and I ranted a tad about how weight =/= health. I'm still steamed up about it, and might do an entire post later, especially since I started the #fit4rtx thread in the Guardians forum.


    Here's the video, in case you were interested.



  • #Fit4RTX 2017 Update

    2 years ago

    16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

    After living in Austin for a couple weeks, eating at Stubbs, Frank's, and living waaay too close to In-N-Out, I lost about 10 pounds.


    HOWEVER, for the last week or so, I've been going to the gym and eating healthier, smaller portions. In that time, I've gained my weight that was lost and then some.


    WTF


    I have this weird superpower of losing weight while being a fat ass. I feel healthier, but am regaining the belly I've been trying to lose.


    Belly: Do you ever wonder why we're here?

    Me: No, but I wonder why you're here all the time.

    Belly: .... that's not the line.

    Me: You're not the line.

    Belly: That didn't make any sense.

  • Cooking with Jeremy! Episode 1: Zucchini Pasta Bolognese

    2 years ago

    jmartin5

    When I am eating right I always choose the Low Carb High Fat route. Now, it can be quite daunting for some people who want to start this way but don't know what to make or how to make it!


    So here is my recipe for one of my favourite dishes. FYI you will need a spiralizer for this (they are like $20 and very easy to find. Also, they might just be the best thing ever).


    Ingredients:


    500 grams Beef Mince

    3-4 Half rashers of Nice Bacon (Proper double smoked stuff.. fancy bacon.. You can replace this wih pancetta if you want)

    3 x Garlic Cloves

    1 x Big Spanish Onion

    4-5 x Mushrooms

    3 x Jalapenos

    4 x Zucchinis

    2 x 375ml cans of tomato

    1 x Sploosh of tomato past

    Masterfoods Spaghetti Bolognese

    Cream (if you want it)

    Franks Hot Sauce (if you want it)

    Olive Oil

    Shredded Cheese


    Method:


    Ok, the first thing I like to do is lay out all of my ingredients so that I know I am not missing anything (it has happened many many times...)


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    So from there I will dice up my bacon, mushrooms, and jalapenos. I'll put these in their own bowl. After that I will dice my onion and garlic and keep them separate.


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    OK! Now it is time to get a medium/large sized pot out. Put it on some high heat and add a very small amount of oil.


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    Heat that bad boy up until just before it would smoke. Then throw in your onion and garlic and cook until translucent.. That looks like this


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    House hasn't burnt down yet? Awesome. Remember your stove should be on high heat this whole time so don't leave it alone (bad things happen if you do that...). OK, from here throw your bowl of goodies in (mushroom, bacon and jalapeno).

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    Cook those bad boys! Just until the bacon is nice and soft. Once you're to that point whack in your beef mince.


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    Stir that bad boy. Keep breaking up the mince until it is brown. I recommend using a wooden spoon for this. Unleash fury my friend...


    OK, it should now look like this

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    From here add in your Masterfood Spaghetti Bolognese herb mix. I sprinkle enough to more or less cover the top of the pot. Something like this..



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    Once you have stirred that in add both of your cans of tinned tomatoes


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    STIR THAT SHIT!


    Add your sploosh of tomato paste.. A sploosh is a very scientific method of measurement...


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    STIR THAT SHIT!


    Reduce your heat until you get a simmer, whack the lid on that bad boy and let it do the simmering thing for about 15-20 mins.


    Give it a good stir and have a taste. Tasting is one of the most important steps in any recipe. If it tastes like crap and you find out early enough it is usually possible to fix your fuck ups :)


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    mmm, not too bad. I added some salt and pepper and put it back on to simmer. If it is too watery for your liking don't put a lid on it and this will allow it to reduce a bit which in turn will thicken it up.


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    OK! So the Sauce is pretty much good to go. I will let that simmer for a bit and maybe add a spot of cream (Not double cream, just regular cream. You can substitute out regular cream for sour cream if you want).


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    ALRIGHT! Time for the Zucchini Pasta.


    Get your spiralizer out (I did tell you that you would need one... jerk... go get it.. If you don't have one buy one! they are the best) and use it to make some goodness.


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    Once that is all good to go, heat a small amount of olive oil on a frying pan until it is just about ready to smoke up (actual smoke is bad though...). Throw a handful at a time onto the frying pan and cook until it is in between translucent and cooked cooked.


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    Once it is done it should look a little like this...


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    Add some of the awesome sauce, some cheese if you want (Bro, add some god damn cheese...)


    Your finished product should look like this!

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    Since you have cooked heaps you can either feed 4 or so people or throw a single serve into a microwavable container, freeze it and then you have some meals ready to go. That Meal Prep!


    Well Thanks for reading this far! Enjoy that food! I did!

  • Find me @ RTX 2016!

    2 years ago

    16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

    Hey y'all!

    I'm in Austin this week, here for a couple of job interviews and for Rooster Teeth X 2016! I was invited, on behalf of Examiner.com and my YouTube channel, to cover the event.

    So, if you see me, give me a hug! I'll be the tall black guy.... yes, the only one. I have a contract with RT ensuring that I'll be the only one there.

    Haha, anyways, hope to see you there! And let's get a drink!

    P.S. My final #FIT4RTX update: I lost 10 pounds since I've last posted (about a month ago)! And you guessed it; I'll be gaining it right back via Austin BBQ!

  • #Fit4RTX Final Check-In

    2 years ago

    Tropes Dead Set On Adventure

    Well folks, I made it. It's the last normal day before RTX. So this morning I checked myself to see if I hit my goals. And they went like this:


    Goal 1: Get ro 185 pounds. Status: Success! So much so I shifted it to 180, which is also a success! So goal one was passed with flying colors.


    Goal 2: Ten conventional pullups. Status: Success! I have to tell you I wasn't as sure about this one, I needed it set pretty high on the assistance machine to get even five. Even then, this morning at first I could only do five conventional but I could do ten chinups. Then, at the end of my workout with my back slammed I gave it one last try.


    My form wasn't perfect, I need to get a more complete range of motion, but I did unmistakably do ten conventional grip pullups after exhausting my back with it's full routine.


    So #Fit4RTX was 100% successful after all. When RTX is done I'll do a post about next steps but for now it's time to enjoy the summer!


    Happy RTX everyone!

  • Busy Weekend!

    3 years ago

    drew

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    So I made a promise that I would cut out all soda as part of my #Fit4RTX commitment and when RTX happens I'll have been soda clean for 5 months solid! (Zero calorie Monster's don't count right?) XP


    My professor for summer semester was nice enough to make all my upcoming assignments available to me so that I can go ahead and get ahead for the time I'll be away in lovely Austin so I'm trying to work my way through several weeks of school work this weekend so I won't have to worry about it no more until after my vacation.


    .....gonna be a long, rough couple of days. XD


    luv you guys!