Dhuge's IGF-2 Log
- 07-31-2007, 10:54 PM
Dhuge's IGF-2 Log
Day 0 - Weight 187
Currently training on Christian Thibaudeau's Superhero program with powerlifts added in.
I'll be starting IGF-2 tomorrow, as I begin my second week of Havoc post cycle therapy. I'm hoping that it will help my strength levels stay high and help to get my test levels up. I'm only taking 20 mg of Nolva in the morning and Retain in the AM, post workout, and pre-bed.
If an AN mod is displeased by this idea for the cycle, given that the IGF-2 was provided for me, then I will hold off and do the log outside of my post cycle therapy.
--Been taking 6-oxo as my test booster, but am wondering if IGF-2 would knock this out or is it okay to run them concurrently?
- 08-01-2007, 12:15 AM
I think it's an excellent idea Huge! It will definetly help with PCT. If you can, pick up some RPM for yoru PCT as well, it REALLY helps with the recovery.
08-01-2007, 12:20 AM
08-01-2007, 11:39 AM
How long have you been doing CT's SHP?
I thought it was pretty solid, other than the lack of leg work....
I have been doing his 52 week workout....
08-01-2007, 12:41 PM
08-01-2007, 08:05 PM
Took 3 IGF-2 caps with breakfast, 3 more with lunch about 90 minutes pre-workout, and will take the final 3 with my final meal.
Okay, today's workout:
A1. Back squat
155 x 15, 165x10, 205 x 8, 135 x 20
A2. Romanian deadlift
225 x 12, 225 x 10, 245 x 8, 225 x 15
B1. Barbell curl
85 x 6-8 reps
B2. Close-grip decline pressReplaced with towel-grip pull ups
Bodyweight x 6-8 reps
C1. Preacher curl
75 x 10-12 reps
C2. Decline dumbbell triceps extension
75 x 10-12 reps
D1. Hammer curl
40s x 12-15 reps
D2. Cable triceps extension
Cable set to 30lbs x 12-15 reps
Felt good throughout the workout, was pretty tired from the deadlifts since they're high rep ones, and since I'm in post cycle therapy i've just felt more tired than usual anyway.
Weight was: 187 (holding steady)
08-01-2007, 08:25 PM
08-01-2007, 08:27 PM
08-01-2007, 08:44 PM
08-01-2007, 08:58 PM
Second the empty stomach dosage. It works much much better when taken at least an hour after meals. I try to eat 2 hours before bed (cottage cheese), then pop my IGF-2 right before bed, works better and faster. Same with RPM, AM dose is my favorite, no food to interfere with absorption....WOW!
08-01-2007, 09:12 PM
08-01-2007, 09:24 PM
08-01-2007, 09:53 PM
I was only 170 in that pic...I'm 187 now!
I'm looking to get to 210 of good weight before I cut. Actually, I won't cut until I do reach that personal milestone, otherwise I'll be cutting down and it won't be anything special being 6% BF at such a low weight...I probably have a good 15 lbs of fat to lose and it will be more like 20 when I do go to cut.
So I'm doing IGF-2 and Carbolin-19 (always on it, always) as a bridge to another mass cycle, which will include 5-6 weeks on XMass, post cycle therapy, and then the cut will begin.
My cut is going to be sick though, as I think I'm going to start the cut with Hot Rox Extreme, and after a month of that, go to Venom Hyperdrive 3.0 + Furazadrol (or I might reverse the order of that, since I'm not sure what's better to start with for the cut. I might just do the Hot Rox at first to give myself a little bit longer of a break from hormonal stuff).
08-02-2007, 10:50 AM
08-02-2007, 05:26 PM
08-02-2007, 06:36 PM
08-02-2007, 09:44 PM
08-05-2007, 08:46 PM
I haven't updated this since Thursday since I did my workout on Friday and then went away for the weekend. I did some light stuff on Saturday morning and a lot of light cardio during that day and was totally off today (Sunday). Friday's chest/shoulder workout was great, though.
It's also worth noting that I didn't do the planned Superhero routine, since I left the piece of paper with the routine, at home. I made up the work out as I went but I think it turned out well.
1. Seated DB Military Press - 4x6-8
7x80s, 8x80s, 6x85s, 6x80s, 8x75s
2. Seated Machine Overhead Press - 6 reps then immediately 12 with half the weight, then immediately 25 reps with the weight cut in half one final time.
6x150 lbs, 12x75lbs, 25x30 lbs
3. Flat DB Bench - 4x6-8
8x100s, 7x105s, 7x105s, 7x100s
4. Weighted Dips - 4x10
10xme+60, 10xme+65, 9xme+75, 8xme+85
5. Side Raises 3x12 with 25 lb DBs
6. Chest Supported Rows - 5x5
All 5 sets done with 160 lbs (this was not full exertion, as I needed to back off on this exercises' intensity)
Will update again tomorrow. Feeling better in my PCT as the end of the second week approaches. Tomorrow I've got leggggs. All is well so far and I'm liking IGF-2, so far.
08-06-2007, 12:01 AM
08-06-2007, 12:24 AM
Weight: 185 (only -1 or -2 lbs since coming off of Havoc)
Energy level: 6 (scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest)
Back squats - 5 x 8 (main set) followed by utilizing another squat rack set up with 135 which will be repped til failure upon the completion of the 1st and 5th set.
8x205, 8x225, 8x225, 8x235, 7x225
Leg Press - 4 x 15
15x380, 15x390, 15x400, 15x400
Leg Curl - 2x20
2 sets x 20 reps with 120 lbs
Hack Squat supersetted with decline push ups - 4 x 12
220 lbs x 4 sets x 12 reps
Push ups - 1x25, 1x23, 1x23, 1x21
Since the leg work in the Superhero program is lacking, I'm making up my own plan for legs. I'll do that stuff tomorrow, and as you can see, the focus is more on volume compared to what I have been doing. It should kick my glutes. << I'm lame.
08-06-2007, 10:45 PM
Will weigh in tomorrow again, to make sure things are checked on a regular basis and to check for fluctuation. I am trying to lose fat right now after a 6 week bulk. We'll see how it goes. I'm 1 day in on an Anabolic Diet style cut (Christian Thibaudeau-designed - Nutrition for Maximum Fat Loss). Protein is 312 grams a day. Fat is 138 grams a day (hard to do). Carbs are 30 or less grams per day (HARD to do).
Energy level: 6
A1. Incline bench press 4x6-8
1x7x85s, 1x6x95s, 1x6x100s, 1x6x90s
A2. Bent over barbell rowing
3 x 6 x 175
B1. Flat dumbbell bench press
3 x 10-12
1x11x75s, 1x10x85s, 1x10x90s
B2. Pull Ups
3 x 10-12 reps
1x12xbodyweight, 1x11xBW, 1x9xBW
C1. Forward Plate Raises
3 x 12-15 reps
1x12x44 lb oly plate
2x12x33 lb plate
C2. Chest Supported rowing
3 x 12-15 reps
1x12x140, 1x12x145, 1x12x135
x - Curls with Pull Ups
5 pull ups at neutral grip, then immediately 35 lb DB curls for 5 reps x2
5 pull ups at neutral grip, then immediately 40 lb DB curls for 5 reps x1
I'm hoping that I can really maximize fat loss and even possibly gain overall weight or just add muscle as I lose fat. I will be supplementing with a ton and a COSTLY amount of BCAAs, specifically glutamine and leucine post-workout (as outlined by CT). This supplementation protocol will help to not only spare muscle, but restore muscle glycogen (glutamine does this almost as well as carbs), and definitely utilize stored fat for energy. I'll be taking in:
Workout Day Plan
52 g Protein used peri-workout (12 pre, 40 post)
244 g Protein is left for the rest of the day
40 g Protein x6 meals will finish off that remainder
24g of Fat x6 meals
49 g Protein x6 meals a day
24 g Fat x6 meals a day
Pre Workout Nutrition
12 g protein
5 g glutamine
5 g Creatine
5 g BCAA
During Workout Nutrition
20 g BCAA
10 g Glutamine
Post Workout Nutrition
25 g glutamine (not a typo)
10-15 g leucine
40 g Whey
Supplements being used:
1) Glutamine Select by Beverly International
2) IGF-2 by AN
3) ICE by Xtreme Formulations
4) BCAA by Biotest
5) Flameout by Biotest
6) Cheaper fish oil supplement
7) Coconut Oil
9) Some stim, haven't decided yet (I have Hyperdrive, okay to use with IGF?)
10) Cheaper bulk BCAA
11) $10 Cissus powder for aching shoulder
08-07-2007, 04:41 PM
Looks like you have your stuff together Dhuge! Good job so far. Anything occurring you feel you can attribute to IGF-2?
08-07-2007, 05:27 PM
I notice that my endurance isn't too terribly affected by my lack of carbs during my workout. My strength has suffered slightly due to the complete restriction of carbs, but it's nothing like I've experienced before when on a very low-carb diet. I'm not taking anything else, so I have to attribute that to IGF-2.
It's nice to diet and not feel like you've lost all that you spent a long time building up. I also think it's responsible for speeding up my recovery process in PCT.
So far, good stuff. I am not sure yet, but right now, I could see myself buying IGF-2 for particular uses during the year.
08-07-2007, 11:01 PM
08-08-2007, 12:00 AM
08-08-2007, 01:16 AM
Also, at the end of this log, I will post before/after pics.
08-08-2007, 10:37 AM
08-09-2007, 05:14 PM
Shoulders and Biceps
At the conclusion of today's workout, I noticed how much fuller my muscles feel and how much "dryer" they look. I feel focused during my workouts and have energy to get through an hour and a half without thinking about wanting to leave sooner than that.
Today I did seated DB press with heavy and light weight, weighted dips, rear-delt pulling movement, wide-grip pull ups, curl variations, and finished with 2 heavy sets of seated BB military press.
I had 30 g of BCAA during the workout and slammed 15 g glutamine + 12g BCAA post-workout, and a half hour later had a 20 g protein shake with 1 table spoon of olive oil (14 g fat).
08-09-2007, 11:09 PM
08-09-2007, 11:33 PM
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