I work as a software engineer in San Francisco / Silicon Valley, which -- having done a bit of research -- seems a lot more lucrative (salary/income-wise) than the "strongman" profession (especially, the "natural" kind, possibly, as I do not want to take steroids). Also, I can't really say I'm the "best of the best" either! (probably far from it!)
So, in summary, sadly I have to agree --- the point at which my advancement would suggest multiple workouts a day is the point at which I won't be able to sustain the 9am-5pm schedule my job would essentially require. Granted --- yes, it's possible to work as a "freelance" programmer on one's own schedule --- but there's a lot more $$$ at the large software companies!
Yup, gotta get back into the workforce! There's probably some option to do a non-heavy "morning" workout before work, and do the heavy one in the evening, but it's probably not going to be as optimal as the "you have the whole day to eat and workout at whatever schedule you desire" type training.