Mr iForce Dusty Hanshaw...journal to the USA's

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Both of those meals sound bomb!!! When do you think the Q&A will be posted up?
    Not sure when the first Q and A will be up but we will have more coming as well. Will post link here for sure


  2. Quote Originally Posted by dustyhanshaw View Post
    Not sure when the first Q and A will be up but we will have more coming as well. Will post link here for sure
    Awesome, thanks DH.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by dustyhanshaw View Post
    Not sure when the first Q and A will be up but we will have more coming as well. Will post link here for sure
    Looking forward to that, you will be overwhelmed
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  4. i wanted to say late but in! this is an awesome thread

  5. Quote Originally Posted by braskibra View Post
    i wanted to say late but in! this is an awesome thread
    Glad you are liking it but I promise it will get better and better as the suffering begins.
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  6. After such a hectic past couple of weeks the wifey decided that it would be a good idea to surprise me with a little day trip up to Sedona here in Az to stay at my favorite secluded hotel and just relax. It is rather impressive how well she has gotten to know not only me but the demands the sport and my travel schedule place on me. Because of that she knew that this weekend would be the perfect opportunity to recharge before jumping on a plane on Wednesday and heading to the UK for the Body Power expo. It was about the most lazy twenty four hours of my life outside of doing my cardio in the morning.

    If you are serious about your bodybuilding long term it is important to learn when it is timely to take those little breaks so that when it gets down to the nitty gritty of prep your mind and body is as strong as possible so you can push through any barriers that step in your way as the exhaustion kicks in.

    DH~8

  7. IN for DH updates! I need to try conquer, ive been going hema solo lately

  8. After an absolutely INSANE travel schedule this year I am finally on the home stretch with only one more guest posing to do this Saturday before I get to settle in and just give everything I have for 8 weeks leading into the USA's. One thing that people often ask me is "How do you manage to make improvements to your physique while you are on the road for so much of the year?" This question is absolutely a valid one and until last year I had no idea just how hard it can be. In fact I am not at all ashamed to say that I think last year I was unable to make any improvements leading into Nationals because I was not prepared for the demands travel would have on me physically and mentally. That being said if you want to make a living in this sport it is imperative that you learn how to be a great bodybuilder on the road when you have to and that once you do have a chance to settle in at home for the precontest phase of your prep you need to take full advantage.

    This year in order to ensure that I did not make the same mistakes as last year I actually sat down and planned out my trips and made an effort to have a plan for how I was going to get in all of my meals on the road, how I was going to get as much rest as possible, and how I was going to make sure that not only did I get to the gym but that I was at my best while training. The food part was the obvious part as I just brought ALL of my own food for trips even when I was in the off season. This way I NEVER missed a meal and if anything had a few extras because I would go out here and there leaving me with more food than needed which I could then use if I was up more hours than usual in a day.

    As far as rest I just really paid attention to the fact that often times when on the road you find yourself staying up later than usual watching TV or whatever because you don't have the comforts of home so you need to be extra tired to finally crash. This is especially an issue for me because I have a very high quality mattress at home and very specific pillows that I need because of my size. This year I never turned on the TV after dinner. Instead I would take my 2 iForce Lights Out about 30 minutes before I wanted to be asleep and would get in bed and start reading. I found that reading when already exhausted would get me to crash a lot quicker than watching TV plus I never found myself trying to stay up to catch the end of a program because with the book I knew I could pick up right where I left off the next morning. I also typically order 6 extra pillows when in a hotel so I can prop my body up to how i feel most comfortable since most hotel pillows suck.

    Finally with training I learned that after a long hard day at an event or expo the worst thing I could do was come back to the hotel and relax for a bit. As soon as I would sit down to relax it would hit that I was exhausted and wanted to rest. Now what I do is get to the hotel, slam a meal, take my Compete, hemovol, and Conquer and be out the door within 45 min of getting to the hotel. Once I get to the gym I stretch, roll, and get mentally into the workout allowing my food a little more time to digest but in a work environment verses a hotel where I get lazy.

    Now that I will be home for 8 weeks straight minus the weekend travel to LA to train with Cormier I will be planning my schedule 110% around bodybuilding. This way I can maximize my efforts of growing into showtime like i usually do through being home and resting whenever I am not in the gym. I cannot even tell you how much an advantage it is to be at home when getting ready for a show but now that I have learned to get around my travel I will also make sure to maximize the potential of my home time.
  9. Kicking up the cardio intensity


    After looking at progress pics on Sunday I felt that I saw changes but not as much as I would have liked to see in three days. Due to this I talked to Chris Aceto and he does not want me adding cardio because we are being very protective of the size I have added to my legs but he has allowed me to kick up the intensity of the cardio and I have been loving it. Obviously when i say "loving it" I am not talking about the actual action of blasting out the cardio but rather how it feels when I am done. Typically I have just been walking on the treadmill which is beyond boring and when I am done all I feel is that the task is complete and it is time to move on with life. Now that Chris is letting em do some hard cardio on the stepmill I am having short battles over my 30 minutes of cardio and at the end of the session I am drenched with sweat and thankful it is over. What I am doing now is 30 minutes on the stepmill (Gauntlet) but I am rotating the intensity between 3 minutes at level 6 and 3 minutes at level 12. It is not brutally hard but more of a challenge then walking. Tomorrow I plan on rotating between level 6 and level 14 which should actually be a pretty good challenge.

  10. Solid updates dusty, awesome to follow!!!

    Mike
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  11. awesome update!!! what are some of the sample arm workouts chris is having you go through???? Whats the diet been like?
    Glad to hear you are making progress on your legs.

    I'm the same way with work, If im working 8-10 hours I need to get home mix up a quick meal, get down some preworkout w heamavol then get off to the gym. If I sit down I crash hard for the night.

  12. Same here...serious couch lock if I even think of sitting on it.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  13. Quote Originally Posted by braskibra View Post
    awesome update!!! what are some of the sample arm workouts chris is having you go through???? Whats the diet been like?
    Glad to hear you are making progress on your legs.

    I'm the same way with work, If im working 8-10 hours I need to get home mix up a quick meal, get down some preworkout w heamavol then get off to the gym. If I sit down I crash hard for the night.
    I wouldn't say that the arm workouts or any other of the workouts are that special outside of how he has me performing the repetitions. With my Tri's they have always grown very well just by moving a good amount of weight but the bis have always been a weakness for me and I found that by really focusing on keeping 110% of the focus on the muscle and literally dropping the weight by 25-50% I am getting more development in my bis. I attribute this to the fact that my shoulders are very strong and whether I want to admit it or not they were taking a lot of the workload off of my bis when I was training heavy.

    Current diet:

    Wake Up-

    Dexaprine
    2 TT33
    1 scoop compete
    1 scoop hemavol

    Cardio- drink Compete during

    M1-
    3 scoops iForce Protean
    2 cups oats

    M2 and Meal 3-
    10oz chicken
    1 cup rice

    M4-M5
    10oz chicken
    8oz potato
    12oz green beans

    Train- Take 1 scoop Conquer and Hemavol pre workout and 1 scoop Compete During workout

    M6-
    12oz flank steak
    120z green beans

    1 tbsp Liquid chlorophyll
    2 Lights Out

  14. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Same here...serious couch lock if I even think of sitting on it.
    Glad to hear I am not the only one...lol. CrazEE how as soon as you sit down it hits you just how tired you are.
  15. Really starting to hit my stride


    Last night I had what could easily be the best hamstring workout of my life. It sounds odd but I have always found that as the suffering for a diet starts to set in you get a little more focused and from that comes some of the best training you can imagine. I hate using the trite saying of being in the zone but it is right along those lines. I think that it is primarily that way because as you start to feel the diet set in you realize that your show date is creeping up on you and that you don't have time to lose. Anyhow, because I had such a brutal leg workout last night I was greeted this morning with legs that felt like they were attached to brick feet as I trudged my way through cardio this morning. Having that heavy feet feeling made me realize that this is when many guys would back off a bit so I decided to push the cardio a little harder this morning and although it was a complete biatch to get done I felt awesome when i was done because once again I knew that i had raised the bar on myself and that is all uyou can do leading into a show. For me it has never been just about winning or losing but rather knowing come showtime that you did everything within your power to be at your very best come show day and if you do that then hopefully your best is better than anyone else standing on stage with you that day.

    Another bright note is that my weight is starting to shift like it always does when my body is cooperating with me. Like always as soon as the "diet" began I dropped about 10lbs but now I am starting to get harder and my weight is actually working its way back in the other direction. I have gained 3lbs in the last six days but my composition is noticeably tighter and this is what i call my perfect storm. I have a long way to go but can say with certainty that my body is cooperating in a way that it has not done since 2010 and I attribute the majority of that to the stress free environment i made sure to set up in my life before starting this prep.

    DH

  16. Dexaprine is some serious stimulant!! The combination in it lights me up.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  17. Glad to hear the program is showing promise big man.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  18. Quote Originally Posted by dustyhanshaw View Post
    I wouldn't say that the arm workouts or any other of the workouts are that special outside of how he has me performing the repetitions. With my Tri's they have always grown very well just by moving a good amount of weight but the bis have always been a weakness for me and I found that by really focusing on keeping 110% of the focus on the muscle and literally dropping the weight by 25-50% I am getting more development in my bis. I attribute this to the fact that my shoulders are very strong and whether I want to admit it or not they were taking a lot of the workload off of my bis when I was training heavy.

    Current diet:

    Wake Up-

    Dexaprine
    2 TT33
    1 scoop compete
    1 scoop hemavol

    Cardio- drink Compete during

    M1-
    3 scoops iForce Protean
    2 cups oats

    M2 and Meal 3-
    10oz chicken
    1 cup rice

    M4-M5
    10oz chicken
    8oz potato
    12oz green beans

    Train- Take 1 scoop Conquer and Hemavol pre workout and 1 scoop Compete During workout

    M6-
    12oz flank steak
    120z green beans

    1 tbsp Liquid chlorophyll
    2 Lights Out

    Thanks dusty! Glad to see you getting it done. Gaining weight and getting tighter you cant ask for a better combination than that. Whats training at Golds venice like for us east coast brotha's.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by braskibra View Post
    Thanks dusty! Glad to see you getting it done. Gaining weight and getting tighter you cant ask for a better combination than that. Whats training at Golds venice like for us east coast brotha's.
    Have you trained at bev francis gym?

    Mike
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  20. No but I've always wanted too, I ve seen videos of both I was wondering how they compared

  21. Quote Originally Posted by braskibra View Post
    No but I've always wanted too, I ve seen videos of both I was wondering how they compared
    I've only been to bev, would love to get out to cali though one day.

    Mike
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  22. Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    I've only been to bev, would love to get out to cali though one day.

    Mike
    same, ive only been to san diego, would love to make a trip and hit up venice one day tho

  23. Amazing weekend in Rhode Island for my final guest posing appearance prior to the 2013 NPC USA's. Obviously it is always awesome to have the chance to get on stage and pose for the fans but this time was extra special because not only was it the last one before I settle in at home to put all of my focus into the USA's but also because this is the very first time that I have had the chance to share the stage with one of the best in the game...Branch Warren. Posing with Branch was an awesome experience but even better was having the chance to just kick it with him for the majority of the two days I was there. I got some great advice from him about my career, he actually gave me an unsolicited compliment prior to me walking on stage for our posing routines, got to hit the gym with him, and most importantly I got to see yet again why I feel he is a true champion. Obviously he is an amazing athlete who has far surpassed anyone's expectations for how successful he would be as a pro but I can also tell you he is about as down to earth as you can ever imagine. All and all the weekend was amazing and it really was a great way to boost my energy and spirits as I start down the very long and painful road to my best ever physique come the USA's.

  24. Branch is the man, everyone hates on him and he continues to bring it and prove em wrong.

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