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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Killing it Kleen... your next set up of update pics are going to be sick..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Just glad you're back on track and feeling good again.
    Thanks! It feels pretty good to be lifting hard after last weekend. I did however find out my Dad is going to have to have Open Heart Surgery, a triple bypass maybe tomorrow or Monday. The hits just keep coming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post

    Thanks! It feels pretty good to be lifting hard after last weekend. I did however find out my Dad is going to have to have Open Heart Surgery, a triple bypass maybe tomorrow or Monday. The hits just keep coming...
    Sorry to hear about your dad, bro. My heart goes out to you as I've had a couple scares with my old man. But I imagine since he's YOUR dad, he's strong as an ox and will recover great!
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    Sorry to hear brother. A good friend of mibe whos dad is actually almost as close to me as my own is going through the same thing right now. And he just turned 50. Friday night he went down at a football game and had to be revived en route to the hospital they were hoping to go in and just do stents (sp?) Turns out it was much worse than they thought and long story short hes scheduled for a quad bypass tomorrow morning. Feel for ya bro.
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    He actually has VERY comfortable thongs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post

    Thanks! It feels pretty good to be lifting hard after last weekend. I did however find out my Dad is going to have to have Open Heart Surgery, a triple bypass maybe tomorrow or Monday. The hits just keep coming...
    Damn man that sucks. Hope it all turns out ok for him! As 1ifeblood said if he spawned the beast that is kleen I'm sure he's as strong as they come!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Thanks! It feels pretty good to be lifting hard after last weekend. I did however find out my Dad is going to have to have Open Heart Surgery, a triple bypass maybe tomorrow or Monday. The hits just keep coming...
    Oh man that's a tough one. Surgery has come a long way for this kind of thing though. Prayer helps and we will be adding him to ours.
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    Praying for him....take care bro
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    Thanks Guys, did a lil squatting today 305 for reps, got 16, not too bad for prep and low carb. I haven't squatted in about 6 weeks so pretty happy with it. Oh yeah body weight this morning 207.9...

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    By the way thanks to everyone who wished my father well! Means a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Thanks Guys, did a lil squatting today 305 for reps, got 16, not too bad for prep and low carb. I haven't squatted in about 6 weeks so pretty happy with it. Oh yeah body weight this morning 207.9...

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    Other than the sissy pad that was some solid squatting!
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    Hope everything goes well with that surgery brother. My dad has a lot of medical issues so I know how rough that can be. He's at the point now where there is a large cyst on his pancreas and it will most like burst and kill him if they operate. Pretty much told him it will kill him within 2 years if no operation. If he does have it operated on and survives it he may make it 3-4 years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by superbeast668 View Post
    What's with the tampon on the bar?

    Other than the sissy pad that was some solid squatting!
    LMAO! Hey I am a sissy... I don't like the welt I get from the bar. It swells and itches for hours so just not my cup of tea. Thanks though regarding the actual squats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveToLift View Post
    Hope everything goes well with that surgery brother. My dad has a lot of medical issues so I know how rough that can be. He's at the point now where there is a large cyst on his pancreas and it will most like burst and kill him if they operate. Pretty much told him it will kill him within 2 years if no operation. If he does have it operated on and survives it he may make it 3-4 years...
    Yeah that is one of those crazy choices. Hope no matter what is decided it goes well.

    Yeah I am thinking the nudes will be good. I am bigger and leaner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post

    Yeah that is one of those crazy choices. Hope no matter what is decided it goes well.

    Yeah I am thinking the nudes will be good. I am bigger and leaner!
    Big AND lean...mmmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Hope everything is ok Chris.
    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Hope everything is ok Chris.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1ifeblood View Post

    Yeah, I was wondering the same thing
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    Hey Guys, sorry I had a planned trip and just kind of unplugged from everything to decompress a bit.

    Before we left for the trip Jo and I decided that the show in November was going to be better for us money wise, however even then it is going to be very hard to manage if at all. I am in a flux at this point. I will more than likely try to do the show but basically have to sit down with the wife with all the numbers and see if it is even doable now. If not then I will find one early next year to do which is not something I want to do but something that may be better for me financially. I am having a hard time with the knowledge that if I do this I am basically sacrificing some of my kids Christmas for the show and that is a very unsettling thought for me at the moment.

    Admittedly I decided to eat a bit freely this weekend, just kind of had a momentary breakdown to be honest. With everything that has been tossed at me the past few weeks I just took the weekend off from dieting all together. A mental vacation I guess you could say.

    I filled up to a ridiculously huge 223.3 in 3 days of free eating from a pretty lean 207.9, even with the low cals. I was still gaining size with the addition of the 60mgs DMZ. Stuff is no joke... I have already dropped like 8 lbs of the water just yesterday and should be right back on track after tomorrow since this morning my abs have cleaned up quite a bit, just dropping water back off now. Funny what having some good pizza can do to you. Sure there were other things but the bulk of it was pizza...

    Yesterday I hit up Chest/Shoulders/Triceps had a great workout, pump was absolutely ridiculous, I mean PAINFUL! Yeah it was just that intense, I was already so full I just didn't have room to swell any more and things got painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Just do waht you need to do Chris, family comes first.
    I agree family first, I would love to train to compete but with 2 little boys no way an I going to take time away from them to do it.. Follow what your heart is telling you we will all support you either way..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Just do waht you need to do Chris, family comes first.
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    I agree family first, I would love to train to compete but with 2 little boys no way an I going to take time away from them to do it.. Follow what your heart is telling you we will all support you either way..
    Much appreciated Caz! Only problem is my heart is telling me two things, one is do the contest regardless since I have put so much into prep already. The other part that is the selfless husband and father says... Dude what are you thinking? You can't do this without putting unnecessary monetary strain on the entire family. The thought of not doing it makes me feel like a quitter and the thought of choosing to do it knowing the stress it will cause the household makes me feel selfish. Obviously I don't want to feel either way, and am just frustrated that I had not already paid for this stuff up front...
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    Seeing daddy on stage would be s present my kids would enjoy more then any gift I could get them. Kids think of their parents as the best of the best. I'm sure if you did the show and they got to see you it would make them extremely proud of their dad ripping it up on stage. Tuff decision my friend.
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    Much appreciated Caz! Only problem is my heart is telling me two things, one is do the contest regardless since I have put so much into prep already. The other part that is the selfless husband and father says... Dude what are you thinking? You can't do this without putting unnecessary monetary strain on the entire family. The thought of not doing it makes me feel like a quitter and the thought of choosing to do it knowing the stress it will cause the household makes me feel selfish. Obviously I don't want to feel either way, and am just frustrated that I had not already paid for this stuff up front...[/QUOTE]

    Babe i respect what your feeling, and feel bad for you. We have taken on a lot of new priorities, and I love you for being as honest here are you can. I want you to do the show, but we will have to see what comes up, and can chat later. I am proud of for continuing to hit the gym, and kill it every time.

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    Seeing daddy on stage would be s present my kids would enjoy more then any gift I could get them. Kids think of their parents as the best of the best. I'm sure if you did the show and they got to see you it would make them extremely proud of their dad ripping it up on stage. Tuff decision my friend.
    Montego - that would be a great thing for you, but our 9 year old little girl who loves her dad, will expect presents rather than see dear dad on stage, regardless of how much she WANTS/DYING to see him.. The boys on the other hand, slap them a hundred or 2 and they are solid, but the girl.. I do not thing that would be a present to her, and she would totally NOT appreciate it. lol.
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    My kids would definitely have a hard time accepting daddy on stage as a Christmas present. They would think it was cool and exciting, but not at the expense of getting better gifts. Are they spoiled? You bet! But they're GOOD kids who bust their butts in school and are kind and respectful of others. As far as I'm concerned they deserve to be spoiled, especially at Christmas. Its the most exciting time of year for kids and parents both, who wouldn't want to make it everything they dream of? Here's the thing, Chris... just because you don't do the show doesn't mean you've quit or that what you've worked hard for is for nothing. You can still grow and develop yourself for as long as you need to, but special moments with your kids only last so long. Before you know it, those moments will be gone and you'll wish you could have them back. So I say compete if it fits in the budget, but definitely don't take away from the kids. Because if you're the kind of guy I'm sure you are, you'll hate yourself for it later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Seeing daddy on stage would be s present my kids would enjoy more then any gift I could get them. Kids think of their parents as the best of the best. I'm sure if you did the show and they got to see you it would make them extremely proud of their dad ripping it up on stage. Tuff decision my friend.
    Yes a tough decision and my daughter insists on seeing Daddy compete when I do it again. Also a part of the consideration, do this one and maybe she can go maybe not, or do another one later that she can definitely go see.
    Quote Originally Posted by KleensQueen View Post
    Much appreciated Caz! Only problem is my heart is telling me two things, one is do the contest regardless since I have put so much into prep already. The other part that is the selfless husband and father says... Dude what are you thinking? You can't do this without putting unnecessary monetary strain on the entire family. The thought of not doing it makes me feel like a quitter and the thought of choosing to do it knowing the stress it will cause the household makes me feel selfish. Obviously I don't want to feel either way, and am just frustrated that I had not already paid for this stuff up front...
    Babe i respect what your feeling, and feel bad for you. We have taken on a lot of new priorities, and I love you for being as honest here are you can. I want you to do the show, but we will have to see what comes up, and can chat later. I am proud of for continuing to hit the gym, and kill it every time.



    Montego - that would be a great thing for you, but our 9 year old little girl who loves her dad, will expect presents rather than see dear dad on stage, regardless of how much she WANTS/DYING to see him.. The boys on the other hand, slap them a hundred or 2 and they are solid, but the girl.. I do not thing that would be a present to her, and she would totally NOT appreciate it. lol.[/QUOTE]
    Such true words my love, Trinity won't be happy with less presents and won't be happy if she can not go see the contest either. Talk about a catch22.
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    My kids would definitely have a hard time accepting daddy on stage as a Christmas present. They would think it was cool and exciting, but not at the expense of getting better gifts. Are they spoiled? You bet! But they're GOOD kids who bust their butts in school and are kind and respectful of others. As far as I'm concerned they deserve to be spoiled, especially at Christmas. Its the most exciting time of year for kids and parents both, who wouldn't want to make it everything they dream of? Here's the thing, Chris... just because you don't do the show doesn't mean you've quit or that what you've worked hard for is for nothing. You can still grow and develop yourself for as long as you need to, but special moments with your kids only last so long. Before you know it, those moments will be gone and you'll wish you could have them back. So I say compete if it fits in the budget, but definitely don't take away from the kids. Because if you're the kind of guy I'm sure you are, you'll hate yourself for it later.
    Precisely where I am right now. Worst case scenario I get in really good shape then have to do one later if things don't work out. Definitely going to keep working towards the show for now regardless.
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    I can only try to be the father you are....tuff decision, but I think you made the right choice....inspirational as always
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Yes a tough decision and my daughter insists on seeing Daddy compete when I do it again. Also a part of the consideration, do this one and maybe she can go maybe not, or do another one later that she can definitely go see.


    Babe i respect what your feeling, and feel bad for you. We have taken on a lot of new priorities, and I love you for being as honest here are you can. I want you to do the show, but we will have to see what comes up, and can chat later. I am proud of for continuing to hit the gym, and kill it every time.



    Montego - that would be a great thing for you, but our 9 year old little girl who loves her dad, will expect presents rather than see dear dad on stage, regardless of how much she WANTS/DYING to see him.. The boys on the other hand, slap them a hundred or 2 and they are solid, but the girl.. I do not thing that would be a present to her, and she would totally NOT appreciate it. lol.
    Such true words my love, Trinity won't be happy with less presents and won't be happy if she can not go see the contest either. Talk about a catch22.

    Not that she wouldn't want to see you, and I hope that did not sound bad..
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    Yesterday in the books some decent cardio but my shins got to pumping pretty badly during my walk... I had push through the pump to manage to walk back from about a mile out the pump was pretty bad. Again today I woke up looking better than yesterday. Even though I do get some carbs in today I think I should continue to see this trend of leaning up and cleaning up.

    Tonight I go in and work on back and biceps, should be a good lift.
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    Kill it Kleen.

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    Kill it Kleen.

    Shin pumps from the ph?
    Yeah the DMZ is known to cause shin, calf and back pumps. Since I am on a pretty high dose it was inevitable that I got a few. They can be disruptive especially to cardio, but the back pumps can be avoided via exercise selection a lot of the time. Not so much with cardio, as any cardio pretty much puts repetitive stress on the calves so cardio can be a little bit of a biatch at times. I have had times where I couldn't even do cardio while on. Then again on the same note the time I couldn't do cardio was also the same time I hit 225x23 on bench so the benefits outweighed the inconvenience at that point!
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    If you don't mind me asking what other compounds have presented this issue? I ask because when on Epistane/Trenazone I could no longer run in the morning. Shin/Calf pumps were far to painful.

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