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    After the longest hiatus from the bar since I started training at age 14, I have decided to start training again.

    Aside from a few random, half-assed workouts, I have essentially been out of the gym for 6 months. I got to the point where I wasn't enjoying training anymore and was mentally and physically burned out from lifting. It was time for a break. For the first several months I didn't even miss it. Now I do. And I'm ready to train again. And I'm ready to make it a priority again. No more squeezing workouts in between clients, no more training without sleep and food, no more answering emails and phone calls in between sets. It's time to lift heavy and condition hard.

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    Welcome back! I am eager to follow the log.

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    Monday 4/14

    Press (1.0)

    10 x bar
    5 x 95
    5 x 135
    5 x 185 x 5 sets.
    10 x 135 x 2 sets

    Cable Pressdowns 4 x 10-12

    Diet
    1) 1 carton egg whites blended w/ scoop of Whey. Oatmeal. 1 Banana
    2) 2 chicken salad sandwiches
    3) London Broil, Couscous, Asparagus


    Tuesday 4/15

    Deadlift

    10 x 135
    5 x 225
    1 x 315
    1 x 405
    1 x 455
    1 x 495
    2 x 2 x 470 (5% reduction)

    Circuit, no rest:

    TRX Rows 5 x 10
    45 degree Back Extensions 5 x 10

    then additional 3x10 of TRX Rows - 8 sets total

    My GPP sucks

    Diet:

    1) Bowl of Raisan Bran with a banana
    2) 2 chicken breasts, bowl of rice
    3) large bowl of turkey chili
    Last edited by Andy Baker (KSC); 04-15-2014 at 06:37 PM.

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    Happy to see you back on the forum, Andy. Looking forward to following along.

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    Happy to be back, John. I'm gonna race to catch your deadlift! No worries though, if you look behind you I'm barely a spec on the horizon!

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    Good luck, Andy. Too many of us in the profession do not really train.

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    Andy, great to see this...commit to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Baker (KSC) View Post
    And I'm ready to make it a priority again. No more squeezing workouts in between clients, no more training without sleep and food, no more answering emails and phone calls in between sets.
    Has your online consulting allowed you to free up some time?

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    No. I'm always finding new projects/clients to take on, both online and at the gym, so time is always at a premium. I have the time to lift if I want, it is more about having the discipline to not let other things creep into my designated training time.

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    starting strength nutrition camp
    Looking forward to it. I'm sure it will be a great educational and motivational tool for those of us that lack your years of experience under the bar (and brutal strength).

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