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IronSoul

IronSoul

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Stay strong brother. You got this IS. Keep training, eating healthy, and keep a positive mindset. I know, easier said than done. I get it but remain optimistic. Stop yourself when you start projecting negativity.

Thanks man, I really appreciate it. It has been consuming my mind entirely.


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IronSoul

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My weight this morning is 228. This stomach shit has been rough. Literally in the bathroom all day. I guess I’m gonna go ahead and start a cut from here lol.


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My weight this morning is 228. This stomach shit has been rough. Literally in the bathroom all day. I guess I’m gonna go ahead and start a cut from here lol.


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Silver lining? Shred the fuck up. Btw, I can't NOT look at the scale on the daily.

After my no cardio week last week and just cheating on my diet Sunday, I held soooo much water Monday. Was 212 by early afternoon, and woke up this morning at 201 again. Shit is insane and there was NO WAY, I wasn't gonna look to see where I was. 11lb swing is a mind fuck.

Anyway, enough about me.. now GO SHRED!
 
genetic freak

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My weight this morning is 228. This stomach shit has been rough. Literally in the bathroom all day. I guess I’m gonna go ahead and start a cut from here lol.


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That was how I was when I got COVID last year. I wasn't in the bathroom, but I dropped 15 lbs in a week, so it just kickstarted my cut.
 
IronSoul

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Hey everyone, I haven’t been as active here lately since before court. I meant to update, I have been doing my log mainly on UG lately. I need to get back to posting here as well. It was just getting to be a lot to hit both during everything I had going on.

Update with court stuff:

Trial was canceled. I was able to get the prosecutor and state attorney to offer a misdemeanor of harassment, with no jail time, two years probation with no reporting. Only stipulation is for me to not get in any legal trouble beyond traffic tickets basically. So I’m accepting the plea deal. It’s the smartest choice I can make with all variables included, especially avoiding the double felony trial with a possible 10 year max sentence. Even being innocent, I had to swallow my pride and take it. I’m highly confident I would win the trial, but you never know with a jury. In court, it’s not what is right or wrong or what happened or didn’t, it’s what you can make the jury believe. So that being said, I’m working to get a civil restraining order against my ex wife for the duration of my probation so that she can’t have any contact with me, because she will likely try to get me in situations to get me arrested. I still have full custody of the kids and go back on the 23rd for a custody adjudication. Nothing should change there. She’s supposed to have 90 consecutive days with all clean drug and alcohol screens and she hasn’t taken them in a year, so hasn’t completed that.

Career update: My career is still done. They are allowing me to finish my contract but that’s it. So still working on medical retirement and my VA claim. Have a lot of things in mind for what’s next, but we’ll see how everything works out.

Training: I’ve still been training. I had a rough week and a half with the stomach stuff the week of the original trial date. I’ve put weight back on and workouts have been great. I’m back around 233 pounds. I hit another PR on incline BB bench, well two. Hit 300 for a PR then hit 315 for a PR. I tried 325 and failed at the halfway point.

I appreciate the encouragement and support from all of you during all of this. Especially those of you that messaged me. The war with her is not over but this is a huge victory. Proud to be a part of this community and brotherhood, you’re all like family to me. Love all of you.

I turned 33 yesterday and the lady and kids made it a great day. Spent the day with all of them and was surprised with a new black stone grill and ice cream cake. It’s much easier now to enjoy times like these with them without prison being in the back of my head.

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genetic freak

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That is rough brother. Have you started your VA claim yet? If you don't get the rating you want, appeal. If the appeal doesn't come back in your favor, appeal again. My FIL is a senior reviewer for the VA and said a lot of the junior reviewers have no affiliation with the military and have no idea the pain and suffering we incurred. Because of this, they side with the VA most of the time. The senior reviewers are almost all retirees, so they are a lot more sympathetic to service members and will usually side with the service member.
 
IronSoul

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That is rough brother. Have you started your VA claim yet? If you don't get the rating you want, appeal. If the appeal doesn't come back in your favor, appeal again. My FIL is a senior reviewer for the VA and said a lot of the junior reviewers have no affiliation with the military and have no idea the pain and suffering we incurred. Because of this, they side with the VA most of the time. The senior reviewers are almost all retirees, so they are a lot more sympathetic to service members and will usually side with the service member.

Thanks brother. I’m getting everything together and getting more things on paper before I submit. It’s looking pretty good so far. The sleep apnea alone with CPAP should be 50 auto. And the emphysema from the burn pits has been documented since about 2017, and the PACT act just passed too, so that should help. Plus everything else. I start The PTSD stuff with PCT next week. My claim guy is a vet and deployed with some guys I did with, luckily. He’s been very helpful and telling me exactly what to do. If I don’t get what it should, I will definitely appeal. Hopefully it al works out. If not I have a job waiting for me with DTRA escorting treaty inspectors , so I can fall on that in the mean time. I still have all of my post 911 GI bill too, so will probably be utilizing that and drawing the BAH. I’ll figure it all out. You know we don’t quit brother


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Back

BB bent over rows
135 x 10
185 x 10
205 x 6
225 x 6, 6
245 x 3 (PR for 1RM)
—Every time I start wanting to do volume, BBBG pops in my head and I hear, “Just add more weight instead Pussy” I think that’s why I’ve gotten PR’s lately lol. Gonna bring my straps next time and see what I can do.

T bar row, wide pronated grip
2 plates x 10, 10
3 plates x 6, 6, 6

Wide Lat pull
140 x 10
180 x 6
200 x 6
220 x 6
Weight drop slower movement
160 x 10, 10

HS high row, supinated
2pps x 8, 8, 8, 8

Nautilus seated Row
245 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Single arm DB row
70 x 10
90 x 6, 6, 6

Shrug machine
3pps x 12
4pps x 8, 8, 8
3pps x 12, 12

Standing DB curls
50 x 6
40 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Rope slams
30 seconds x 6 rounds, fuck those suck
Proof: https://streamable.com/2xbm5l this was the 6th round. I was shot


Standing cable crunches on Lat pull w ropes
55 x 25, 25, 25, 25

Today felt fucking great. Strength has came way back. I’ve been pounding food. Back to 235 but I feel much leaner.


Pics from today

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genetic freak

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Good job brother!

If you ever need assistance/guidance or whatever going through the transition process hit me up. TRS/SEPS/TAPS are whatever they are calling it these days is only an overview. Plus, they have different levels of courses they offer. Because I was senior enlisted when I retired I was able to do the basic course and the executive course. They cover things in the executive course they don't in the basic course.
 
IronSoul

IronSoul

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Good job brother!

If you ever need assistance/guidance or whatever going through the transition process hit me up. TRS/SEPS/TAPS are whatever they are calling it these days is only an overview. Plus, they have different levels of courses they offer. Because I was senior enlisted when I retired I was able to do the basic course and the executive course. They cover things in the executive course they don't in the basic course.

Thanks brother. Man that would be great. As I get closer I will definitely keep that in mind and will probably reach out. I’ll be getting out at E6, so who knows what will be available. I really appreciate that.


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Shoulders

Db shoulder press
50 x 12
90 x 8
95 x 6, 6

HS shoulder press
2pps x 12, 12, 12, 12

Upright rows, straight bar, wide grip
80 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Medial delt DB raise
30 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Anterior delt DB raise
30 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Rear delt cross cable fly
30 x 12
40 x 12, 12, 12

Standing cable crunch on Lat pull with ropes
55 x 25
70 x 25, 25, 25

Was able to get it in with the lady today. She just had two surgeries and didn’t have to do clinic and was able to get off early. She’s been killing it. I’ve never gotten to share this with someone, it’s really cool to have that and the support we both give.


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BovaJP

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Dude, i'm really sorry you are going through this and your ex sounds like a head case......jeez. I do believe karma though....

You seem like such a great dad and happy birthday!
That blackstone is nice, we just got one and love it.

You look great, and hoping a new career move is a good one : )
 
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