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    Pylon's Journal V5 - The Race to 40

    Hey kids...

    Been a while. More than a while, I guess. But here we are again.

    Quick review: Maxed out a few years ago at 350. (The one pic in my gallery is from then.)

    Got down to 240.

    Got back up to 280 or so.

    Have been back and forth. Slacking, yo.

    I turn 40 in December, though, and I'll be damned if I'm going to limp across that line.

    This place was a big help for me when I was serious. So I'm back to pick it up.

    Nice to see you.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Made my return to the gym today. Nothing too tough to get started. Planning to go back to a HIT program with cardio.

    WU - 10 min elliptical

    Leg ext SS Squats

    60x10 SS 45 x 10
    60 x10 SS 90 x 10
    90 x 10 SS 135 x 10

    Calf Raises

    90 x 10
    90 x 10
    180 x 10

    Doing a two day fast to get going, planning on a paleo-like diet to follow.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Welcome back HIT is a great program. Good luck.
    Do it!

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    I forgot how stiff I would be after lifting, especially after a long layoff. Didn't go heavy, but still battling a little. Think I might hit the hot tub to loosen up a bit.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Track work today. 20 min of intervals. 1 min run, 1.5 min walk. Not a great run, but it was after leg day, so I deserve extra points, right?

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    Welcome back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynike View Post
    Welcome back!
    Gracias. I missed this place!
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Breakfast: Egg white omelet with grilled turkey, avocado and salsa.

    Legs are still stiff and sore. Had planned on hitting the hot tub at the pool yesterday, but it was closed. Of course.

    Supposed to lift tomorrow, but have a 7:30am flight to Dallas, so I may lift today instead. Either way, will be at the gym and WILL get in a soak!
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Welcome back and keep it coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alinshop View Post
    Welcome back and keep it coming.
    Will do.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Lifting day..

    WU - 10 min elliptical

    Flat DB flyes SS Smith incline

    10s x 10 SS 50 x 6
    15s x 10 SS 50 x 10
    20s x 10 SS 90 x 3

    DB pullover SS CG pulldowns

    20 x 10 SS 45 x 15
    40 x 10 SS 75 x 10
    50 x 8 SS 105 x 10

    Deadlifts

    95 x 10
    115 x 10
    165 x 10

    Not bad for first time lifting in months. Legs are still stiff, so tried not to go too much on uppers. Felt great. I forgot how much I like deadlifts.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Good day start to finish. Grilled up a bunch of chicken breasts last night, so lunch and dinner were both chicken with veg. I've decided I like avocado a lot, by the way.

    Back on the road tomorrow, which is always a challenge. Got my lifting in today, tho, so just cardio until I get home for Friday lifting.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    treadmill work today. 20 min of intervals. 1 min run, 1.5 min walk.

    I should probably mention the running program is stolen from one of the many couch to 5k routines. I've got my first 5k coming up in october. I ran one on the track a couple of months ago, so I'm confident I can make it, but hoping to earn a decent time.

    Breakfast and lunch stayed clean. Now to find dinner...
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    Best of luck with your training goals! Will be following along...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVT03DAL View Post
    Best of luck with your training goals! Will be following along...
    You must have a lot of time to kill.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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