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I think it's finally time to start logging again and I thought I'd be a good idea to start fresh.

To say the last two years have been crazy would be an understatement... My wife and I had our first kid. I'm not going to lie, it's been much more challenging than I thought it'd be, but being a father is incredible. I've also officially become a Certified Management Accountant, my career has been progressing quite nicely; although, I am considering making a move (“Comfort is the enemy of achievement.”― Farrah Gray), my wife and I bought and sold a house, which was a bit of a train wreck, and I'm about finished with a MS in Accounting.

All of the above said my training has taken a bit of a back seat. I haven't regressed terribly, but I certainly haven't made any headway towards my goals. One of the goals of this log is to begin monitoring my training progress, again.

As of this morning, I am 215lbs and that is too high. Short term, my goal is to whittle my way back down to 200. My medium to long-range goal, for now, is 190. Once I reach 190 I'll re-evaluate. This will also depend on how I feel and look since the scale is only one way to gauge progress, but I know that I felt I needed to lose at least another 10lbs when I hit 199 in 2014 to be at a comfortable fat level so that's what I'm basing this goal on.

Lifting goals remain the same as they have for a while now:
Deadlift: 500
Squat: 400
OHP: 225
Bench: 315

I would also like to re-attain the ability to do 20 strict pull-ups. I am around 15 at the moment.


First two days of the cycle:


Been seeing you around on T-Nation especially regarding them military related posts, looking forward to seeing your log!


Roses are red
Violets are blue
Yogi is here
And he isn't good at writing poetry but he's super good at other stuff

Heyyyy Chris


Excited to read more of your log!!! We are on way different levels but maybe there is something I could use.



MS Accounting, CPA, and young father to young children checking in. Best of luck ... All of that family stress goes on pause in the hole of a big squat.


Didn't push it too hard on Sunday.

Also swam for about 2 hours (not laps, just for fun).


Felt a bit sluggish on OHP, but ended up being a pretty good day.


Good to read you're back to fitting this stuff into your life. I have always found it makes everything else easier to handle. You're young enough to probably incorporate Alpha V's conditioning routine in that new video clip he posted.




Big congrats. Family is forever, and I get tremendous joy from watching my kids grow and progress. @ 20 pullups. I’ll race ya there.


You’re on (guess I better get serious about this…)!


16, better watch out...


Cycle 2


Instagram Instagram video by Chris • Aug 1, 2016 at 3:34pm UTC


Instagram Instagram video by Chris • Aug 2, 2016 at 4:09pm UTC


What kind of equipment you got in that garage?


Oh, I've got all sorts of toys :sunglasses:

Most of the gear is from Rogue, but the Oly Bar is Pendlay and so are the bumpers. I've also got a GHR that isn't pictured.

I've been buying pieces here and there for about 5 years now and the company I work for gives us $500 a year for fitness related expenses (gym membership or equipment) so I buy a new piece pretty much each year.

It's been rearranged a bit since the above pics.

Oh and I have the T-nation DS bar. Thing is bad ass.