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I was once 5'9 now I am 5'8. The earth is calling, I'm shrinking until being 5 feet under.
I have gone from 5'61/2" to 5'5" in the last 12 years or so.
I was close to 5'8.5-5'9, but now I am 5'7ish according to last measurement so we are in the same boat... I gues gravity just works harder on us down here. ;)
Kleen, sounds like you are in a "Good Place" right now and enjoying like....
Yes, I am not exactly happy with my body right now but am pleased for where it is after so long without taking care of myself. Just in a get in and get things done mode moreso than a rush to get fit again.
I'm glad he isn't working out that much. Gives me a chance to catch up to him. ;)
Yeah, It would take me a cycle to get back to your size, or about 6-12 months of serious training and eating well. Not that it can't be done but you know how it is. By the way, I don't think you are going to be as small as you want to be unless you back off the gear. You are going to hit your composition goals far before you hit 185. Well unless you want to look like you are competing that is.
We should start posting pics of cream doughnuts and deep fried food in here..
Oh sure pick on the guy trying to get back into it... Ya'll gonna mess around and have me make up some sort of challenge!!!
Challenge accepted! As if, but man it would be fun to get into that with a group except for not enough cheesecake for sharing....
Looks healthy, I see Fruit !!
Casein too... this must be meant to eat before bed... :)
I know where you’re taking me if I ever come to Bananaland!
No doubt!!!!

Okay so you all know how I am about challenges once I sign on to them. Well, this little step challenge thing I am doing right now. Having to average 10,000 steps a day has made me really step up my cardio game. I have not taken an entire day off since getting back into it mid last week.

I have been averaging about 12,000 steps a day, and have lifted 4 times since Wednesday. Not killing myself but have given myself some serious DOMS!!! My legs are still a bit sore from the squats last week. I decided for right now SSB squats will be once a week. I will add in other things like lunges, step ups, leg extensions and curls as well but I want to break that back in nicely. If things hold up I will increase frequency.

Focus in the gym has been hard work, feeling good and enjoying my workouts for right now. Paying more attention to core and hips.

I have to be honest and say going to the gym makes me want to hop back on. When away I find it easy to tell myself that I don't want to be that big but when in the gym... all of that falls by the wayside and I want to get bigger... I just really enjoy being a bigger dude... I know 204, in 34's is not a slouch body, but 204-210 with abs is truly impressive...
 
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My unsolicited brovice is to resist the urge to go on cycle yet. Focus on your cardio and reacclimation to training - this will make both go smoother as well as optimize your body for when you are ready to get back on cycle in a couple months.

You don’t put nitrous on a stock motor and expect it to hold up for long. You need to beef up the rotating assembly and get the car ready to handle the juice, plus get used to driving it hard consistently without it so you can stay in control when you slap the kit on. Same principles for YOUR parts. Get the tendons used to training again first.
 
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My unsolicited brovice is to resist the urge to go on cycle yet. Focus on your cardio and reacclimation to training - this will make both go smoother as well as optimize your body for when you are ready to get back on cycle in a couple months.

You don’t put nitrous on a stock motor and expect it to hold up for long. You need to beef up the rotating assembly and get the car ready to handle the juice, plus get used to driving it hard consistently without it so you can stay in control when you slap the kit on. Same principles for YOUR parts. Get the tendons used to training again first.
I 100% agree there. Definitely going to give it a little time, just not sure I will stick to the idea of a lean 185-190. I have a feeling I will probably end up wanting to get bigger again and end up cycling at some point. For now I plan to just train, eat more healthier options and get in better shape. Then I will see where my attention goes from there.
 
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My unsolicited brovice is to resist the urge to go on cycle yet. Focus on your cardio and reacclimation to training - this will make both go smoother as well as optimize your body for when you are ready to get back on cycle in a couple months.

You don’t put nitrous on a stock motor and expect it to hold up for long. You need to beef up the rotating assembly and get the car ready to handle the juice, plus get used to driving it hard consistently without it so you can stay in control when you slap the kit on. Same principles for YOUR parts. Get the tendons used to training again first.

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This is what happens when you spray a stock 302 block with a 300 shot. (It still ran)
 
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Well, ****. There goes the neighborhood.
I 100% agree there. Definitely going to give it a little time, just not sure I will stick to the idea of a lean 185-190. I have a feeling I will probably end up wanting to get bigger again and end up cycling at some point. For now I plan to just train, eat more healthier options and get in better shape. Then I will see where my attention goes from there.
One of these days I'll be big enough to have those problems lol.
 
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This reminds me... my son hits me up the other day from Switzerland and tells me that he may have to have his custom built Stage 2 twin turbo Genesis coupe with 700HP at the wheels delivered to me instead because he can't take it to Switzerland for anything other than a track car. He may end up selling it but he said he might just leave it with me to drive it or track it to keep it lubed and ready to be driven hard whenever he visits...

I did not lift last night, I did some cardio and moved stuff in my gym around so they could get the tree pieces out through the garage if they were able to cut them down. Unfortunately it is raining today so they won't be able to make it out until tomorrow. I am nervous about how much the electricity might go up once these 2 trees are gone. Looking into setting up a sail shading system in the back yard instead of a hard deck roof. That way it will be more attractive when looking out the windows of that big room. That way we can still get ambient light inside and a nice view instead of direct sunlight pounding on the windows and roof.
 
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Here are some pics of the house, still some work to do but at a point there is not stress to get it completed immediately. Just minor touch ups, and still have to paint the cabinets in the kitchen, and the outside of the house. Going to do the outside first to get good with the sprayer then do the cabinets.

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Looks tight!! I like the color scheme
Thanks, the wife let me pick everything out. She was having a hard time envisioning how she wanted the house. It took 2 months of me showing her stuff and he declining before she just told me she can't imagine any of it and for me to take over on all of it. So I went with black and grays with some splashes of color. Once we get some more of our art on the wall it is really going to pop.

I can't wait to get the cabinets painted then the kitchen is really going to look off the chain!!! There is reddish wood stain on the cabinets that doesn't compliment the floor at all but once done in the charcoal paint... It is gonna be gorgeous!!! Well in my opinion anyway!
 
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Oh yeah here are the two trees that have to be removed....

This Arazona Ash tree is huge, the trunk is over 3 feet in diameter, and is probably 50 ft tall... The bigger granite piece leaning against it is 20 inches wide to give you an idea of how wide the base is. If you look closely you can see that this tree is only about 8 feet from the low high voltage power lines.

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This is the beast of a pecan that has to go... I have never seen a pecan this tall, I am guessing 60+ foot tall. Look at how close it is the wall of the master bedroom, maybe 6 feet away and the power lines are less than 10 feet away too.
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So these two bad boys being in such a hazardous location are costing 2g's to get cut, stumps grinded and a complete clean up. Probably going to have them leave me a few cut sections of the pecan to use in the smoker... I would be upset about the 2g's but heck the other 3 contractors wanted 4000-5000 for both of them and they were not any better insured. Just had more overhead.
 
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Oh yeah here are the two trees that have to be removed....

This Arazona Ash tree is huge, the trunk is over 3 feet in diameter, and is probably 50 ft tall... The bigger granite piece leaning against it is 20 inches wide to give you an idea of how wide the base is. If you look closely you can see that this tree is only about 8 feet from the low high voltage power lines.

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This is the beast of a pecan that has to go... I have never seen a pecan this tall, I am guessing 60+ foot tall. Look at how close it is the wall of the master bedroom, maybe 6 feet away and the power lines are less than 10 feet away too.
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So these two bad boys being in such a hazardous location are costing 2g's to get cut, stumps grinded and a complete clean up. Probably going to have them leave me a few cut sections of the pecan to use in the smoker... I would be upset about the 2g's but heck the other 3 contractors wanted 4000-5000 for both of them and they were not any better insured. Just had more overhead.
Yes sir!!! Be happy with the 2k
 
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Congrats on your house! Looking modern and very stylish, I love it!
 
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House Looks Great !!
 
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Yes James Chevy, there it goes. Gone forever. Never to be found again. Was watching WSM 2019 the other day and didn’t see you there winning stuff. What gives?
I actually sold that truck and bought an '87 Regal. Man, it's been awhile since I've even competed now. I've been so focused on school for the last few years.

You still AD or did you finally retire?
 
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Yes sir!!! Be happy with the 2k
Oh I definitely am. I am really going to miss that Ash tree and the shade it gave. Could sit under it mid day and never feel the sunlight, just the ambient temp.
How high are the ceilings? Windows look awesome. Cathedral
They are 12ft in the Den and half of the master bedroom and theother half is vaulted. The rest of thehouse is common 8 ft. The add on they did in the 80's was almost all 12 foot though.
Congrats on your house! Looking modern and very stylish, I love it!
Thanks! I really wanted to try to bring it up to date. It was really so dated looking it was just bad! I love the openness of it all. The floor plan was always the big attraction for this house. That and it is twice as big on the inside as it looks from the street.
House Looks Great !!
Thanks Rocket!!!!
I actually sold that truck and bought an '87 Regal. Man, it's been awhile since I've even competed now. I've been so focused on school for the last few years.
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House looks great, bud! Almost makes me want to redo mine!
Thanks, and NO! Not right now, you have too much on your plate. Plus you just got your gym squared away...
 
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Thanks, and NO! Not right now, you have too much on your plate. Plus you just got your gym squared away...
It's a true Grand National with the G80 code limited slip differential. I thought I showed it to you last time you were here, but maybe I didn't.

You're 100% right, plus I just replaced the floors in the bedrooms last winter and can't afford to do it again with a new color scheme!! But, man, that grey and black looks really nice in there.
 
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Looks slick, Kleen - glad you’re happy with the update. Makes the effort all feel worth it
 
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Looks slick, Kleen - glad you’re happy with the update. Makes the effort all feel worth it
 
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Here are some pics of the house, still some work to do but at a point there is not stress to get it completed immediately. Just minor touch ups, and still have to paint the cabinets in the kitchen, and the outside of the house. Going to do the outside first to get good with the sprayer then do the cabinets.

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HOLY SHTT! That’s not even the same house!
 
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It's a true Grand National with the G80 code limited slip differential. I thought I showed it to you last time you were here, but maybe I didn't.

You're 100% right, plus I just replaced the floors in the bedrooms last winter and can't afford to do it again with a new color scheme!! But, man, that grey and black looks really nice in there.
Thanks, I felt it was going to be abig hit or a big miss. Happy it came out the way it did.
I feel like you still had the truck last time I was out. It has been a while. I probably would have remembered a Grand National! How much you have to drop on that... those things are hard to find, well at any type of reasonable shape and price that is.
Looks slick, Kleen - glad you’re happy with the update. Makes the effort all feel worth it
Absolutely!
HOLY SHTT! That’s not even the same house!
Thanks, I am hoping the appraisers feel the same way!!!! Next time your in town, maybe we can lift followed by food, a beer or two and a couple games of pool...
 
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I ended up doing 200 walking lunges, 100 push ups and 100 Fat Man Ring Rows as a mini workout last night. Garage is a bit of a mess again with everything moved for them to get the tree pieces out through the garage so that was just a quick thing to do.
 
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Thanks, I felt it was going to be abig hit or a big miss. Happy it came out the way it did.
I feel like you still had the truck last time I was out. It has been a while. I probably would have remembered a Grand National! How much you have to drop on that... those things are hard to find, well at any type of reasonable shape and price that is.
Absolutely!
Thanks, I am hoping the appraisers feel the same way!!!! Next time your in town, maybe we can lift followed by food, a beer or two and a couple games of pool...
Count me in! I haven't been down there since the last time I stopped by I think so I'm about due to make an excuse to get there ha... might have to wait another couple months though so I dont have to melt haha
 
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Yeah in the fall when it isn't like a wet sauna in the garage to visitors would probably be better...
 
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Yeah in the fall when it isn't like a wet sauna in the garage to visitors would probably be better...
I’m mean I’m all about a good sweaty workout but on my terms, not mother fu.. nature’s ha
 
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Sitting in my law firms partner meeting supporting it so figured it was a great time to update.

Last night I hit a full body of sorts again. Was a focus on chest this time. Hadn't really pushed it much as of late with the rotator cuff bothering me a bit.

10 minute precor dynamic stride elliptical

Superset 1 5 rounds minimal rest
Trx pushups x rpe8 20-9 reps
Trx alphabet x rpe8

4 sets cable crossovers.

Hoist incline chest press x 4 sets rpe8

Superset 2
Supported TBar rows 8 escalating sets of 8-12 up to 4 plates
True Press (full body press machine) escalating sets of 8-12 up to 320 at 5 reps on final set.

The lower carbs and all the additional walking I am sitting at 196.5 right now. Things have tightened up some. Planning on increasing calories as training increases to regain a little muscle try to recomp a bit. Not really expecting to gain weight so much as hopefully lean up a bit around here but we will see. I have lots of muscle memory to tap into.
 
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I forgot to mention that I started taking 2 caps of DTP 3 that @Rocket3015 sent for one of the challenges and 1 cap of Coq Deisel in the AM, and another dose when i get home. Hoping to make it last a tiny bit longer and get the most out of my TRT dose.

I was a littlesurprised how much energy I got from the 3 of them. I know each one has yohimbine in it so it shouldn't have been a shock... I am guessing from the feel that maybe 2-2.5mg per cap.
 
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I forgot to mention that I started taking 2 caps of DTP 3 that @Rocket3015 sent for one of the challenges and 1 cap of Coq Deisel in the AM, and another dose when i get home. Hoping to make it last a tiny bit longer and get the most out of my TRT dose.

I was a littlesurprised how much energy I got from the 3 of them. I know each one has yohimbine in it so it shouldn't have been a shock... I am guessing from the feel that maybe 2-2.5mg per cap.
I believe you are correct on the Yohimbine ....
 
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I can sense your sweets-boner across time and space. We all reacted similarly.
You ain't lying my dude. The strength of my sweet tooth definitely overrides any ability I have of passing up something sweet and delicious when it presents itself.
 
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You ain't lying my dude. The strength of my sweet tooth definitely overrides any ability I have of passing up something sweet and delicious when it presents itself.
A problem you are not alone with !!
 
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I actually don't really like sweets at all.
Jim, we’re over this topic. It was already resurrected by a late-to-the-party comment - let’s not drag this up a second time. It’s beneath you.





 

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