Mr. Madds is competing!
- 09-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Originally Posted by 02sixxer
this week I found a sweet spot... I have been doing my hr stepper once I wake up on fast.. after, I eat veggies and chicken... small handful of nuts... then wait thirty minutes jump into workout for that day.... my body is responding awsomely to it... every morning im seeing results... the stepper sucks though... today I felt bad and couldnt finish my workout, prob cause I didnt sleep well and just low on carbs... so I had about 100 carbs... body blew up off of it lol... looked awsome... went home after gym and passed out for three hours... I think im good now well see how workout will go tom.. ill post workouts later... yall are going to flip at what I did yesterday lol and even today...
- 09-13-2012, 07:08 PM
dw is right... but honestly... everyone is different... im responding well to it right now... dont know why... cause this is the lowest I have ever got... my body is worn out... but I have already gone to this extreme cant really go up and then down again... what I would recommend for anyone that is cutting gradually cut carbs... I cut carbs to soon... but the first time is all learning anyway
09-13-2012, 09:45 PM
1hr of stepper
leg press single leg 20/135,15/225,12/205,8/275
leg ext 20/75,20/90,20/105,100/45
lunges single leg 12/135,8/135,6/225
leg extensions 8/165,8/180,6/195,50/45
hack squats 20/90,20/90,20/90,20/90
leg extensions 20/135,50/45,100/30
straight leg lifts
roller 1xfailure failed at 30
machine crunch 20/60,20/60,20/60,20/60
1hr of stepper
smith bench press 20/135,20/135,15/155,8/185
hammer decline press 20/225,20/225,16/225,20/185
smith incline press 20/95,20/95,20/95,20/95
cable crossovers 20/40,20/40,20/30,20/30
incline c.c. 20/20,20/20,20/20,20/20
front c.c. 20/20,20/20,20/20,20/20
fly machine 20/75,12/120,8/165,6/165
close grip bp 20/80,20/100,20/100
wide grip bp 20/135,20/135,20/135
rope pushdown 20/70,20/60,20/60,20/60
dips fail 11,10,10
I wasnt feeling too hot today... couldnt sleep last night... not sure why... I felt so worn out and like crap. I took in 100 carbs today just cause I thought it was maybe that... im also getting a sore throught so.... I hope im not getting a cold....
09-13-2012, 09:55 PM
Yeah I am not going as low as you. I am going to 7%, maybe 6, for a photo shoot then maintain 7-9% till January then I will start a very lean bulk cycle through end of February. My bulk will be very clean, as clean as most peoples cuts, I just need a few more lbs of mass for stage in April. It should be a easy cut from 10%. If I didn't run Epi and Tzone I would do a small bulk in November and December but I will just be off pct and we have vacation and family coming in. So I figured I will blitz bulk with dry compounds and carry it into a cut and stage time. I still have to map it all out.
Just curious are you doing your own diet plans and cardio routines or did you have help from a trainer/dietitian?
09-13-2012, 10:00 PM
09-13-2012, 11:26 PM
Whoa been gone a week and there's 5 pages of reading... Looks like everything's going well, if you're responding well to the low calories good for you. I'd be worried about muscle wasting but that doesn't seem to be a problem. I hope you're not getting sick, I've been kinda fighting something for weeks. I see a lot of new supplements in your regiment, but why drop the epi? I seem to of missed the reason. Eca is awesome, I've been taking it the last couple weeks too.
09-14-2012, 12:49 AM
either my epi was bad or I wasnt responding to it like I used to... I was scratching.my head on that one... plus back pumps and side effects were building... so I said screw it and jump on the erase...Originally Posted by smash1904
erase pro was my second best thing that I know I respond well to... im already hard and lean getting vascular from only taking a week....
yeah I hope im not getting sick too... I might have to have a cheat bfast to jumpstart my immune system... hopefully not though... I have some emergen-c to drink if its not better tomorrow... I dunno... if my body could just hang on this training will give me some nice results....
09-14-2012, 12:51 AM
not sure right not buddy I really dont.measure it... ill do that when im on week two... im just doing it.by site... I know its low though...Originally Posted by 02sixxer
09-14-2012, 12:55 AM
I have a buddy that is training me hes been through five contests so hes familiar... but hes a fat boy at heart... I tend to stay lean even bulking dirty...Originally Posted by 02sixxer
but im also making my own decisions. this is new but I am personal trainer certified and am familiar with this training... its just the last few weeks that get intense...
09-14-2012, 11:20 AM
It's good to have someone with you that's been there. I got certified as a trainer in 02 but don't do it professionally. Having that knowledge can really help. I have a good friend that has been competing for a little over a year and a half. He has a great knowledge base on diets but lacked on gym knowledge. He has made great progress over the last year. He has really started to learn how to build his body. He has just stared his cut for November show. He should do really well.
You are right the last few weeks ....... Is the time it gets hard. the strict diet, the cardio, the time spent. It has to feel good though to see the results. More then any scale, fat measurement, weight lifted, the mirror is the one thing that motivates me. When I see deep cuts, new veins, new striations, better muscle tone, I can dig deeper and work harder. I guess that's self motivation.
Wish the Epi would of produced better results for you! I love myself on it. It always treats me so good. I do see a lot of people that don't feel the same way. I guess its each person physiological make up.
09-14-2012, 10:38 PM
Yeah Madds you're learning that I'm pretty much the smartest person in the world, lol!
Seriously though, I've gone through a lot of what you're going through in this prep. Just trying to offer my advice & personal experience.
Good to see you're still progressing well. That's a super low amount of cals, but if it aint broke dont fix it! just be careful post contest with your food in take, after going that low you'll be primed for adding fat (along with muscle!)
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09-15-2012, 11:26 AM
lol yeah.... your right.... and im stubborn... lol.... but I would rather go through with it cause its making.me learn....Originally Posted by Distilled Water
09-15-2012, 11:27 AM
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09-16-2012, 09:38 AM
ill be splitting it up 30 min stepper break drink some water 5 minute break... 30 minutes again... stop eat my first meal for the day. after I finish wait 15 minutes lay in the tanning bed relax for 15 minutes... after that ill mix up my.protein shake... start my weight lifting, my weight lifting will be split up through out the day, so for example chest morning... triceps evening after cardio again...Originally Posted by 02sixxer
after I finish my workout ill go home eat most of my meals the rest of the day. then stop hour ahead of cardio time and start again...
the manager at my gym said "i think your here more than me now..." lol....
def made me feel likei dont have a life.... lol honestly I really dont right now.... even my gf is calling me her old man, cause im so grumpy...
today is rest day... I need it...
yesterday I did another hour of cardio after two hrs of yard work, and then worked outonsome leg curls.... nothing to crazy... im still trying to fight this cold...
still having a hard time sleeping....sigh...
I had to chug some juice last night with piracetam in it... knocked me out!
I think the ephedrine is keeping me up....
09-16-2012, 10:02 AM
one thing thats really cool about this dieting and getting ready for a comp, is the dedication is through the roof and how I have found my passion. I have dreamed about doing bodybuilding.... ever since high school... I had crohnes disease from freshman year of high school, now for the past two years its been under remission... my crohnes disease would kill my muscle gaines I would have a flare up and would be skinny at 140 lbs...
I am so thankful for where im at now... and its only the beginning my friends...
I am a christian and I thank God for his healing hand...
But it just all shows for a healthy lifestyle we need to focus on four things
physical health, mental health, spiritual health, and nutritional health.
also to keep my dedication I canceled my cable for my house. so all I have is music and reading...
also I have internet and I watch you tube motivational bodybuilding videos, during this time I noticed it helps to get me back on track and help me realize why im doing this...
Prayer and visualization is whats helping me... this is the hardest I have ever trained... and I really wanna step off the treadmill and go to a buffet but... I just keep picturing #1 in my head... Im learning so much through this and even about my body... I think anyone should do this...
09-16-2012, 03:12 PM
Well you've made me want to step up and compete, it sounds like a really good experience. I've been thinking about it for awhile and your progression is pretty inspiring, you've given me some insight that has made me decisive about something I've gone back and fourth on. Good work and thanks.Originally Posted by madds87
09-16-2012, 06:02 PM
good buddy... I want my logs to be inspirational... glad I can help buddy and I hope I can help anyway...Originally Posted by smash1904
im taking a break today playing some bowling and video games at the arcade... havent been able to take her out lately... so figure ahe deserves it... shes been so supportive
09-18-2012, 12:08 AM
Oki. 3 weeks out boys!!!
Did my cardio this morning for an hour. That derma therm is so hott!!!
I rubbed it on my chest and stumach along with my quads, hams and glutes.... On top of it wearing my sweat belt, with underarmour and a long sleeve shirt on... I was dying!!! It was sooo hott! I was constantly lifting my shirt trying to get air to my chest lol...
But my chest was sooo tight from it...
Loving how tight my skin is all over...
Mil press DB 15/35 12/40 8/55 6/65
Cable Lat raises 12/20 20/20 12/25 10/30
DB lat raises front, side, and back 15/10 12/15 8/20 20/10
Seated front lateral raises 12/25 10/45 10/45
Hammer mil press 15/100 10/150 7/150
cable curls crucafix 20/30 15/40 12/50
preachers machine 20/20 20/20 20/20
Rope pushdowns 20/100
arm extensions 40/50
Meals going good. Im making some awsome progress got a bodybuilders perspective and asked one of the pro guys that i know at my gym.. I took off my shirt and he helped me with my poses, and he said my legs are weak something ill need to work on after contest but my abs are my strongest suit and should show them off every chance i get... also my arms are another strong point... he told me to focus on my obliques more this week so my abs will really get to pop... He told me i have a really good chance up there on stage... made me smile big time hearing that from him....
09-19-2012, 04:02 AM
Been feeling exhausted today... Went and speed walked around the boat. 1 min of jumpin jacks, 1 min of diamond push ups, 1 min of pushups incline, 1 min of burpees, 1 min of crunches... walked for 45 min. practiced posing for 15 minutes...
Got all of my supplements in but water i couldnt do it today... i just have no passion today... my focus is not there at all today... I dont know what happened... tomorrow is a new day though... We all have our hickups...
09-19-2012, 02:03 PM
You will overcome it, just keep your eye on the endpoint.
09-19-2012, 05:19 PM
thanx hts... im worn out thats for sure... whats weird is im already planning my next lol.... psycho....Originally Posted by HereToStudy
09-19-2012, 08:49 PM
Ya getting discouraged comes in waves, and comes and goes like the tide. Sometimes I'm super motivated and excited about the gym, and other times I'm just not feeling it - usually cause I'm tired or hurting. That's why I like being on cycle, I'm overly pumped all the time.
09-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Ya I've started the first steps of planning competition. I can't find a good local event to register for, just ones that have passed - is there a good resource for that? Anyways I've been trying to talk to the one friend I have that's pro and it's just been an argument on lightweight vs heavyweight, and going on trt. I'm like stop trying to make me do that, I'll do it if and when I'm ready, but I'm not yet.
09-19-2012, 11:01 PM
09-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Best advice is don't shoot for a class, it's your first show so you have zero idea how you'll react. Pick a date 12-20weeka pre contest and start dieting. Weights only a number.Originally Posted by smash1904
Guy I know placed extremely high at north America's and was a lightweight and looks bigger than guys I've seen 20lbs heavier. All presentation ;-)
What state do you live in?
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09-19-2012, 11:53 PM
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