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    What up my brothers in war!??!?!?!?!


    I am back!


    Just hit my first day in the gym since I returned from Iraq nearly a month ago!

    I'd been working my ass off on my truck though, suspension lift, engine work, all kinds of **** so I was sort of keeping up with that, that and doing many pushups whenever I lose at video games!


    I ****ing feel great, apologies for the swearing but I am so pumped right now! Want to go shoot my gun haahahahabauahahahahaha!



    Picture of the truck is attached, looking fuggin sweet!


    Damn I feel good!


    All I did was a bunch of decline bench, 205 working sets, a bunch of 225 squats, a bunch of arnold presses, some stretching, a bunch of situps, about 50 pullups super slow concentration....god I feel amazing, can't believe I went so long without hitting it!

    Someone please give me an idea for a routine to start bulking during the winter because I need some direction hahaha!

    So stoked right now I feel like my head is going to explode!
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    Welcome back Votum... Truck looks sweet...
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    Stronglifts 5x5 is what I chose to get back in it

    A:
    Squat 5x5
    Bench 5x5
    Inverted Row 3x failure
    Pushups 3x failure
    Reverse Crunch 3x20

    B:
    Squat 5x5
    Overhead Press 5x5
    Deadlift 1x5
    Pullups 3x failure
    Chinups 3x failure
    Prone Bridge 3x 30 seconds
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    Day 1:

    Squat:
    225x5x5

    Bench Press:
    205x5, 205x4, 205x3, 185x5, 185x4

    Inverted Row to Failure:
    x15, x12, x8

    Pushups to Failure:
    x48, x20, x20

    Reverse Crunch:
    3x20

    Holy crap this was nice

    First organized day since I made it home, I was 189 when I left Iraq, lost close to 20 pounds since I got back...lots of travelling and no gym helped with that...I am back up to 180 right now, been eating good and have some cottage cheese :P

    Strength went slightly down...although I knew I wouldnt be able to do 225x5x5 on the bench so I compensated...I was on cycle when I made that PR as well, and its better to not start with your PRs on 5x5 lol.

    Squatting was easy, I just started at 225 because I knew I could make 5x5 easy. 315 was my max for working sets when I left, but was only doing 2 working sets. Will add 20 pounds to it probably.

    Inverted rows are sweet! I didn't elevate my feet, lowered the bar on the squat rack so I could just wrap my fingers around it laying flat on my back, touched my chin to the bar (rack is close to the wall)

    Pushups surprised me that I did 48 first set...then surprised me I could only knock out 20 for the last two, but that is decent after a workout :P

    Reverse crunches burned like hell, loved it!

    I am officially back boys!
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    Hey!!!
    Sweet ride. I just saw the snow in the photos and it reminded me of a joke from when I live up north.

    What's the difference between snowmen and snow-women?



































    Snow Balls!
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    Nice thanks for the invite bro. Truck looks good!
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    Welcome back big V. Your routine looks like an evolution of the SS plan from Rippetoe. I like it.
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    welcome back

    Quote Originally Posted by votum View Post
    Stronglifts 5x5 is what I chose to get back in it

    A:
    Squat 5x5
    Bench 5x5
    Inverted Row 3x failure
    Pushups 3x failure
    Reverse Crunch 3x20

    B:
    Squat 5x5
    Overhead Press 5x5
    Deadlift 1x5
    Pullups 3x failure
    Chinups 3x failure
    Prone Bridge 3x 30 seconds
    Are you only lifting twice a week? Or doing a 3 or 4 day lift and just rotating between those two workouts? Just curious..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Nice thanks for the invite bro. Truck looks good!
    Thanks mate! Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas View Post
    Hey!!!
    Sweet ride. I just saw the snow in the photos and it reminded me of a joke from when I live up north.

    What's the difference between snowmen and snow-women?

    Snow Balls!
    Buahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Welcome back big V. Your routine looks like an evolution of the SS plan from Rippetoe. I like it.
    I was googling up 5x5 and found it, beenw anting to do a 5x5 for awhile but I felt like doing power cleans would be against the rules in my gym, and dangerous since its fairly small and lots of folks in there lol. Enjoying it so far, although the routine doesn't get into much more than that...not sure if I just add weight every workout of have light days or what.

    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    welcome back



    Are you only lifting twice a week? Or doing a 3 or 4 day lift and just rotating between those two workouts? Just curious..
    Nope, 3x one week 4x the next week, just doing it EOD and will take an extra day if it comes to that.

    Welcome guys and thanks for showing up :P Keepin my motivation up to have people cheerin me on! Gotta get ready for that DMZ!

    Baseline measurements - All cold flexed:

    Chest: 43"
    Arms: 15"
    Waist: 33.5" at bellybutton
    Thighs: 24"
    Calves: 16"
    BF % - Caliper read 12-20...user error but my abs are showing so its on the lower end of that scale. Not sure where to pinch exactly, doing it above my hip bone, directly above reads 12-15 and if I move a little more towards my stomach is reads 20...I know we hold our fat on our bellies so I'm not sure if its a skewed reading or not.

    Goal for this routine is going to be strength increase obviously, I want to get above 225 Bench, back to 315 squatting, maybe be able to do 50 pushups for each set, 25 pullups and chinups per set also. Aim high eh!

    Need to get my weights back up though or DMZ will be wasted, I notice I will not grow unless I am doing well over my body weight in everything. Not doing the pushups and pullups/chins weighted though which is new for me, seems like its rare to use weights on those and I don't want to burn out, so just going for reps with body weight, Arnold Style
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    Nice program. Should do you well however I would not try to immediately jump to your strength from before. Start out even lower and work your way up through progression then you will build muscle with the lower weights for a longer time than if you just jump back into your old weights as fast as possible. Don't do any big jumps each step you take in the progression is a new adaptation requirement telling you to build more muscle. You can choose to have 1 or 5 of adaptation adaption/growth periods on your way to getting back to your old weights. It is all in how fast you choose to progress with the weight. You can take many smaller steps or only 1 or two racing to get back to heavier weight. Muscle memory is going to take care of a lot of growth but you can grow more by progressing slower with the weight since your muscles have already de-conditioned, the weight is new to them and so is every increase. You don't need to be at max power to grow right now take advantage of it. If coming back from a break I think I would want to come back doing HST type progression of weight. Moving gradually over 6-8 weeks from higher reps to lower reps to insure a steady weight progression.
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    Diet looks about like this:

    Breakfast:
    2 cups 2% milk
    2-3 whole eggs
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 scoop protein
    All in a shake, about 5 cups of liquid.

    Then I go workout about 2 hours later, taking maximize v2 pre-wo

    BCAA+EAA during workout

    Post workout:
    2 scoops protein
    2 scoops WMS
    Glutamine
    Cissus

    1.5 hours after workout:
    Ham and cheese sandwich on wheat with spinach and mustard

    Dinner is whenever I get hungry again and is either another sandwich or chicken breast and brown rice with veggies

    before bed I make some random dish with cottage cheese, last night it was 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup berry sherbert and it was delish.

    Diet is rough I know, just getting back and not used to not having to eat 4k+ a day to gain anything.

    I drink lots of water and have a few beers every so often.

    Haven't counted up my cals, will try to tomorrow, anyone see any gaps though? I should be right around 2800 a day or so, maybe a little lower maybe a little higher, last two days I had 2 sandwiches for dinner. Protein overload worked for me in Iraq, going to stick with it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Nice program. Should do you well however I would not try to immediately jump to your strength from before. Start out even lower and work your way up through progression then you will build muscle with the lower weights for a longer time than if you just jump back into your old weights as fast as possible. Don't do any big jumps each step you take in the progression is a new adaptation requirement telling you to build more muscle. You can choose to have 1 or 5 of adaptation adaption/growth periods on your way to getting back to your old weights. It is all in how fast you choose to progress with the weight. You can take many smaller steps or only 1 or two racing to get back to heavier weight. Muscle memory is going to take care of a lot of growth but you can grow more by progressing slower with the weight since your muscles have already de-conditioned, the weight is new to them and so is every increase. You don't need to be at max power to grow right now take advantage of it. If coming back from a break I think I would want to come back doing HST type progression of weight. Moving gradually over 6-8 weeks from higher reps to lower reps to insure a steady weight progression.

    Nice, thanks for the advice Chris!

    Going to drop the bench press down to 185 next round, 40 pounds less my 5RM should be a good progression point, I was actually surprised I could even do 205. Squats are down 90 so that will be a good point also, I like adding more than 5 per session to squats, but going to focus on form since 225 isn't a horrible wieght anyway, might add only 10 per round.

    Going to be interesting on deads though hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by votum View Post
    Diet looks about like this:

    Breakfast:
    2 cups 2% milk
    2-3 whole eggs
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 scoop protein
    All in a shake, about 5 cups of liquid.

    Then I go workout about 2 hours later, taking maximize v2 pre-wo

    BCAA+EAA during workout

    Post workout:
    2 scoops protein
    2 scoops WMS
    Glutamine
    Cissus

    1.5 hours after workout:
    Ham and cheese sandwich on wheat with spinach and mustard

    Dinner is whenever I get hungry again and is either another sandwich or chicken breast and brown rice with veggies

    before bed I make some random dish with cottage cheese, last night it was 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup berry sherbert and it was delish.

    Diet is rough I know, just getting back and not used to not having to eat 4k+ a day to gain anything.

    I drink lots of water and have a few beers every so often.

    Haven't counted up my cals, will try to tomorrow, anyone see any gaps though? I should be right around 2800 a day or so, maybe a little lower maybe a little higher, last two days I had 2 sandwiches for dinner. Protein overload worked for me in Iraq, going to stick with it here.
    Well the thing is your activity level has changed since Iraq. So you might as well feel out what your body is going to do with that diet and adjust from there. Your metabolism will probably not be running as fast. I could be wrong but feel it out. Who makes these sandwiches? Is it you, if so how much meat are you putting in them? A lot of people don't put enough meat in sandwiches. I make a turkey breast sandwich I got 2 peices of bread, and 6-7 0z turkey breast a piece of fat free cheese. So you see how sandwiches vary by maker. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by votum View Post
    Nice, thanks for the advice Chris!

    Going to drop the bench press down to 185 next round, 40 pounds less my 5RM should be a good progression point, I was actually surprised I could even do 205. Squats are down 90 so that will be a good point also, I like adding more than 5 per session to squats, but going to focus on form since 225 isn't a horrible wieght anyway, might add only 10 per round.

    Going to be interesting on deads though hahaha
    Yeah 10 per round would probably be good. Definitely no more than 20 at a time on the squats and deads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas View Post
    Damn you and your epic threads. I haven't even been subscribed for thirty minutes and my inbox is already blowin' up!
    heheh its good to be back :P

    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Well the thing is your activity level has changed since Iraq. So you might as well feel out what your body is going to do with that diet and adjust from there. Your metabolism will probably not be running as fast. I could be wrong but feel it out. Who makes these sandwiches? Is it you, if so how much meat are you putting in them? A lot of people don't put enough meat in sandwiches. I make a turkey breast sandwich I got 2 peices of bread, and 6-7 0z turkey breast a piece of fat free cheese. So you see how sandwiches vary by maker. LOL
    That's what I was thinking too, I went to bed last night at 180 even and woke up at 176, so the metabolism is in high gear at the moment, it should slow down though because my only activity is gym at the moment, school wont start for me until february. but Ill be at FT Lewis all of January.

    I make the sandwiches I put about 6 slices of meat on them, the stack of meat is about 1/4", cheese stack is the same and I put as much spinach on as I can fit lol.

    I've got a scale though so I can weigh the meat next time
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    UNLEASH THE RAGE OF A 1000'S SUPERNOVA'S UPON THOSE WHO DARE STAND IN YOUR WAKE WHILE YOU ATTAIN MORE POWER!!!!!
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    Time to explode with some new muscle growth big Votum!!

    I like the 5X5 set up. Nice one for all-out power and strength!!

    THE PAIN YOU ENDURE TODAY WILL PRODUCE THE POWER YOU ENJOY TOMORROW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoHardOrGoHme View Post
    subd!!

    UNLEASH THE RAGE OF A 1000'S SUPERNOVA'S UPON THOSE WHO DARE STAND IN YOUR WAKE WHILE YOU ATTAIN MORE POWER!!!!!
    I will for sure!

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    Glad to be back!!

    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    Time to explode with some new muscle growth big Votum!!

    I like the 5X5 set up. Nice one for all-out power and strength!!

    Thanks man, I think its going to kick some major ass for coming back

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    subbed....Glad to see you back!
    Glad to be back!

    I have some wicked DOMS right now too o.0
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    Day 2

    Rest

    Day 3 - Hooahhh

    Squat:
    235x5x5

    Overhead Press:
    95x5x5

    Deadlift:
    225x5, 275x5

    Pullups to Failure:
    x14, x10, x8

    Chinups to failure:
    x10, x8, x10

    Prine Bridge:
    3x 30 seconds

    Stretching for about 20 minutes

    Squat: its coming back already, almost able to do ATG with 235, dont get tired until the last set, had to do 2 rest pauses

    Overhead press: Kept this light for a reason, max was 135 in Iraq, dont want to burn out too fast though

    Deadlift: 225x5 was too easy so I did another set, only supposed to do 1x5 but F that.

    Pullups/Chinups: holy hell those were hard back to back. Good numbers though imo.
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    Question for you 5x5 vets:

    This routine doesn't call for any light or medium days like traditional 5x5s.

    EOD is the same workout...should I be increasing weights EOD or increase every other workout, like this:

    A, B, A(add weight), b(add weight), a, b, a(add), b(add) or like this:

    A(add), b(Add), a(Add), b(add)

    What do you guys think?
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    HMMM Hard to day. If you make small increases EOD should be fine. Otherwise increase every other workout.
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    Day 3:

    Squat:
    245x5x5

    Bench Press:
    190x5x4 190x4

    Inverted Row to Failure:
    x15, x15, x10

    Pushups to Failure:
    x50, x25, x26

    Reverse Crunch:
    3x20

    Everything was good, attaching current pics in the next post. Looking a little chubby
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    Thanks mate, the beard is deceiving though lol.

    Yeah I know I don't look bad, just not where I want to be, which is a never ending cycle.

    178 even on wakeup today. Starting to climb slowly.

    Have workout update as well, gotta go find my book
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    Day 5:

    Squat:
    255x5x4, 255x4 - ran out of juice

    Overhead Press:
    105x5x5

    Deadlift:
    275x5, 315x3 - could have kept going but i was out of time

    Pullups to Failure:
    x14, x10, x8

    Chinups to failure:
    x10, x8, x7

    Prine Bridge:
    3x 60 seconds - actually just 30 deep breaths, pretty sure its at least 60 seconds though

    I am digging this routine, its working well, and I am not getting nearly as much DOMS as expected. Might be due to actually being able to eat real food now though too. Weight this morning was 180.2 IIRC.

    What should I run after XMAS...Super DMZ...Havoc...or some Dermacrine??
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    Day 6: Rest, Day 7: starting in a little bit, gotta digest myu breakfast
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    Day 7:

    Squat:
    265x5x5

    Bench Press:
    195x5x5

    Inverted Row to Failure:
    x18, x12, x9

    Pushups to Failure:
    x55, x25, x20

    Reverse Crunch:
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    Quote Originally Posted by votum View Post
    Day 5:

    Squat:
    255x5x4, 255x4 - ran out of juice

    Overhead Press:
    105x5x5

    Deadlift:
    275x5, 315x3 - could have kept going but i was out of time

    Pullups to Failure:
    x14, x10, x8

    Chinups to failure:
    x10, x8, x7

    Prine Bridge:
    3x 60 seconds - actually just 30 deep breaths, pretty sure its at least 60 seconds though

    I am digging this routine, its working well, and I am not getting nearly as much DOMS as expected. Might be due to actually being able to eat real food now though too. Weight this morning was 180.2 IIRC.

    What should I run after XMAS...Super DMZ...Havoc...or some Dermacrine??
    Depends on your specific goals bro. If you're looking to add some mass and keep with this 5X5 strength program, I'd recommend doing the Super DMZ. It will give you the most bang in the mass/strength department.

    Havoc would be better utilized during a cut or recomp.

    The Dermacrine will come in handy WITH the Super DMZ run in case you run into lethargy issues. If you don't have lethargy issues, it will come in handy during your PCT. And that PCT should definitely include a real SERM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    Depends on your specific goals bro. If you're looking to add some mass and keep with this 5X5 strength program, I'd recommend doing the Super DMZ. It will give you the most bang in the mass/strength department.

    Havoc would be better utilized during a cut or recomp.

    The Dermacrine will come in handy WITH the Super DMZ run in case you run into lethargy issues. If you don't have lethargy issues, it will come in handy during your PCT. And that PCT should definitely include a real SERM.
    Well I am always recomping :P Might be better to save the Havoc for after winter though huh?

    I am trying to figure out the best routine for mass...I know 5x5 isn't it, was thinking for running with GVT again when I start the cycle.

    Only have 1 bottle of DMZ though, but that should be plenty. Kleen did pretty damn good with 1 bottle. I didn't see why his log got closed, should I not log it?

    Yeah I will be buying a bunch of nolvadex for either run, 20/20/20/20 is how I'll run it, with swole stack during PCT also.

    Anyway...today was crap

    Squat 275x5x5 - little rough, might want to stick here. Was planning on hitting 315 and sticking, might still do that though.

    OH Press 115x5x5 - felt good

    Then the gym closed...damn thing has the most random hours...so I couldn't do pullups and chinups...oh well though the 2 main ones got done. Drove over to the 24 hours fitness place to finish and they closed for guests at 6, like 2 minutes after I got there lol. Have a wedding in the morning though, gotta go buy a nice suit, should be fun!
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    Wedding was super fun, was hanging out with family I haven't seen and then was chilling with this 19 year old SUPER hottie from New York (Bride's side) Damn was she hot...but I will never be in NYC so I didn't pursue it too much. Did I mention she was hot though?

    Update: No Gym today, gym is closed. Extra day will do me some good anyway I suppose.

    Girls:

    So I asked this chick at the coffee shop out one day, and she said yeah. Then she said she had a boyfriend when I went to pick her up so I left, haven't talked to her since. Went to the bar that same night and met some chick named Hope, she fairly cute, could stand to hit the gym a little more, maybe 10 pounds overwieght, but she is cute regardless.

    Fast forward several days, saw her and her roommate in another bar, so I sat with them and we chilled for a little. She gave me her number before she left and I gave her a call a bit later to see if she was busy, she was driving her roommates home so I said I'd call her later.

    About a week later I had tried to contact her a few times with no answer, told her my facebook page and said hey, feel free to stalk me, might jog your memory a bit. She calls 5 minutes later and wants to hang out that night. So I go out, she finds me at the bar and I take her home. 5 hours of the most making out in my life ensues while I try my damndest to seal the deal. She ends up saying she's only met me once before, fair enough. Small town and thats a little classy so +1 her. We hang out the next night, get some hand action both ways, although I had to ninja my way in.

    She's back with her family for winter break now, going to try and meet some chicks in the gym while shes gone and see if anything happens when she gets back.

    I feel like I need to spice this up a bit so people show up lol
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    Thanks for showin up with some twins heheh. I'll find some later tonight as well, going to the gym here in a few moments, gotta make up for lost time the other day
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    Day 9:

    Squat:
    285x5x5 - These felt damn good, got some chuck taylors and they sire work a ton better than stupid tennis shoes

    Bench Press:
    205x5x5 - First 3 sets were hard as hell then some hotties were benching 50lbs right next to me so I got motivated and knocked out last 2 sets with ease, nice slow reps

    Inverted Row to Failure:
    x20, x15, x9.5 - Improving still, its crazy doing so many reps of these...last one I only made it halfway so I held it there for about 20 seconds and eased back down.

    Pushups to Failure:
    x60, x25, x25 - I am only shooting to increase the first set of these, I want to keep sets 2 and 3 at 25, its hard pushing them out, the first set always amazes me though as I am beat from bench and rows by this time...I am damn near the 100% mark for the army PT test...and at the end of my workout to boot!

    Pullups:
    x12 normal, x4 5 second positive and 10 second negative, x5 regular - added these today because I didn't do them the other day, slightly modified them so I could get the same amount of work done with less reps, did super concentration for the second set.

    Reverse Crunch:
    3x20 - Abs are never hard...might increase these to 25 per set as I am not feeling the burn any more until the last set.

    Stetching and some walking to cool off.

    Overall good day.

    I woke up about 1PM, took my breakfast shake at 1:50, about 1200 cals, pre workout at 4:00, was in the gym by 5:00, done with the gym by 6:30, took my post w/o shake at about 6:40, and will be eating a solid meal, ham sandwich with spinach pepperjack and mustard on wheat with a bowl of soup at around 8:00. I'll then probably have a bowl of chili with flour tortilla chips and about 4oz cheddar cheese are 10 or 11, then around 1AM or so have a shake with 1/2 container of cottage cheese, 2 cups milk, 1cup greek yogurt, and a scoop or two of some berry sherbert before hitting the sack. Just started counting every calorie today so I will write up a diet report for you guys while Im drinking my bedtime shake. Hope everyone is doing good!
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