TinyGuy (Nick's) Prohormone winter bulk journey
- 01-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Overhead Press/Barbell Shrugs/Floor Press: 214Lbs BW
Overhead Press: 70 x 10 x 10, 4 sets were 60 seconds rest and the others were 90 seconds, it felt sooo light the first sets i couldn't help myself but by the 9th set i was DYING LOL
Barbell Shrugs Double Overhand Grip: 155 x 10 x 10, 60 seconds rest. Should of started 165 but still good.
Floor Press with Pause: 135 x 8,8,8 140 x 8
Floor press felt really goofy, pretty sure my form wasn't the best but i really liked how the exercise felt. I struggle mid point so this is PERFECT for me. Plus it doesn't kill my shoulder so i have a way to improve my bench on my 2nd pressing day.I hope everybody thinks i'm crazy, because you cannot be a sane person and go through the type of pain i am willing to put myself through to be where i want to be, Once I completely win the war between my mind and body, my reign will begin. ~Me
- 01-13-2014, 03:38 PM
So today was squat 10x10, i tried 160 and was SOOOOOO CLOSE, got 8 sets the last two i broke up into sets of 3-4 reps with 30 seconds rest. I was so fatigued that i could NOT feel my legs. Literally didn't know what i was squatting down to but every single rep was below parallel. I am sticking with 160 for next session, this **** if CRAZY. Had some guy try to tell me it wasn't hard, laughed in his face told him to go try it. Guarantee he'll half squat anyways since everyone's ego is up their ass. GVT will humble the hell out of you.
BW today was 215Lbs!
Squat: 160 x 10 x 8 sets then 2 sets were made up of 3-4 reps 30 seconds rest until i hit 20 more reps, this technically was the same but it allowed me to focus on form on those last reps where everything breaks down. So almost like 60-70 seconds rest instead of 90 so maybe it was actually harder... LOL
Got a video of me on my 6th set, i was wiped out even at this point but still grinded em out, It's hard to tell but i could NOT breath and i was dry heaving after the 4-5th sets. I feel so happy i finished this today!!I hope everybody thinks i'm crazy, because you cannot be a sane person and go through the type of pain i am willing to put myself through to be where i want to be, Once I completely win the war between my mind and body, my reign will begin. ~Me
- 01-13-2014, 04:35 PM
I hope everybody thinks i'm crazy, because you cannot be a sane person and go through the type of pain i am willing to put myself through to be where i want to be, Once I completely win the war between my mind and body, my reign will begin. ~Me
01-14-2014, 02:42 PM
213Lbs today, strength is starting to go up!
Back/Row Day 10 x 10 (90 second rest)
115 x 10 x 10 did these with 3-4 second negatives, will do this with rows until i need to move the bar faster to get better lat/back stimulation. Next workout i am going to cut my rest periods to 45 seconds, essentially doubling the amount of work done. So far when i increase the weight it is just too much, all that volume adds up really really fast. Intensity is defined as higher % of 1rm or more work done in less time. I am aiming for more work less time! Back is actually growing lats are popping out more.
Chin Ups: BW x 12,12,10. PR on these the first set i could of gotten 14. I might actually rotate these to 10x10 once i hit 20 reps!!
So strength is definitely going up, i am looking a little bigger too. Let the games begin!
I am contemplating 3 days on 1 day off, mainly to let me heal up for squats because they destroy me. This training style is no joke!
01-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Nice dude. Still looking good. Your form looks much better as well even for your 6th set. I love them little vids. Keep em coming. You don't ever use a belt?
I think your gym is cool ... I never see anyone there, nice and private
01-14-2014, 06:51 PM
I also have a key so i can even go after hours if i wanted
01-14-2014, 07:42 PM
That gym does look really cool! A key! Even better
01-15-2014, 03:29 PM
Okay i started conservatively with bench since i have had shoulder/elbow issues with it. With that said, i REALLY enjoyed my session today!!
Bench 105 x 10 x 10 with 90 seconds rest, Grip with middle finger on rings and brought the bar a little higher. Felt really good to be honest i can "press in a straight line" better from this position and have no pain at all unless i ******* HARD which i avoid. 10x10 is going to improve my bench form drastically and blow my chest up for sure!
Barbell Shrugs: 165 x 10 x 10 with 60 seconds rest felt strong, gonna go up to 175 next session my grip strength is improving.
Dips have always been a double edged sword for me they either work extremely well or mess up my shoulder so as a precaution i cut some depth out of it and did them extremely slow. I really really like the exercise but i need to make it work for me and not against me. Felt strong today really solid session, from now on i am taking 1 day off before and 1 day off after my 10x10 squat day. I just need some more time to recover!! To be honest i think i might lower my weight again for squats, i want to actually complete all 10 sets of 10!!! This is the consequence of starting too heavy and being greedy which i will never make this mistake again!
01-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Random measurement i took today, arms are at 17" finally Pretty awesome considering i do no direct arm training anymore!
01-15-2014, 06:14 PM
A lot of good advice there. I hope some newbs watch & learn, instead of talking sh*t about things they don't know.
Keep killing dude!
01-15-2014, 09:36 PM
01-15-2014, 09:49 PM
01-16-2014, 10:27 AM
I am taking an unplanned rest day today, my legs are still sore as crap and tight. I don't think it will do me any good to try 165x10x10 today, tomorrow i will go for it! My lower back is still really sore too just doesn't seem too smart to go hammer it today. I wonder if i am experiencing "back pumps"?
BW today is 214Lbs
01-16-2014, 11:19 PM
well couldn't help myself measured my legs just because i feel like i am chaffing more than usual LOL, 26.5"! God dang this is crazy wasn't expecting these gains to pop up! Amp'd as hell to squat tomorrow! 165 HERE I COME
01-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Well today i actually felt REALLY good, i didn't want to go so light so i adjusted todays session to 10 sets of 5, WOW my form was wayyy better. I felt really in control of all the weights i used, Chest extremely upright, back arched/lats contracted tight as Sh*t! 10x5 feels extremely good compared to 10x10 that just exhausted me, i feel like i actually improved today with my strength/form. Last set looked just like the first IF not better. 205 x 10 sets of 4 next week!
01-18-2014, 10:04 PM
Today was back day, i felt really good this morning despite not really getting enough sleep so i decided to train.
Back BW @ Workout time was 215Lbs, this morning 214.
Chin Ups: BW x 10 sets of 6 reps with 90 Seconds rest.
Barbell Shrugs with straps: 205 x 25,20 Gonna use straps on these for now once my grip goes, could get soo much more trap development with straps.
Body Rows, Did these hanging from the pull up station i looked like a monkey and were a lot harder than i thought after all those chins 2 Sets of 10 reps
Good session today, i tried the new 1mr vortex. It was alright but it made me feel light headed and almost nauseous. I usually use undisputed cause it's like an intense focus but solid energy. I am about halfway through my cycle and i would say it is pretty good so far, it seems like it is kicking in slower than i thought. I am wondering if the carbopol in it has something to do with it. I mean if the prohormone has been "designed" so to speak to have a certain half life, Wouldn't altering that affect the potency and effects?? Not 100% sure but it's just a theory i came up with.
Am super happy with chins i was able to get 10 sets of 6 reps clean, no doubt this will put some serious mass on my lats/bi's since ihave always gotten that effect even from assisted chins. Joints felt good too!
Approx. 2 Week Cycle Summary
I have experienced some slight strength gains, i started this cycle off with some pretty high training volume and now that i am ramping up the intensity i am without a doubt breaking some previous boundaries work capacity wise. I feel pretty good have experienced some slight mood swinging which i am guessing is from trenavar since i have never used it before. Epi has always made me feel amazing like super alpha, i am noticing some increase in aggressiveness and slightly less tolerance to people. Weight is up about 7Lbs and i am probably with the same maybe a tiny bit less bodyfat. So far so good, gonna keep on rollin' and finish super strong. Got some numbers left to hit with all my lifts. I consider my chins goal achieved, 10x5 with 10lbs would be next...
01-19-2014, 03:10 PM
YES!! First heavy incline work in a long time i broke my previous record, 185 x 4 then i tried bringing my grip in which was stupid and only got 2 reps, dropped from there and hit 175 x 6 pretty easily.
Floor Press drastically improved getting better at it hit 165 x 5 paused on floor easy which this is my sticking point.
Lying tricep extensions some light pump work 35 x 10. 45 x 10. 55 x 10, really slow.
Bodyweight is 209 today but holy crap i am tightening up out of no where!!
I used the old pyramid template today for my pressing and i feel it works a lot better for me and lets me hit a solid daily max/possible PR without feeling destroyed.
Video up later!
01-19-2014, 11:27 PM
01-19-2014, 11:55 PM
01-20-2014, 07:20 AM
01-20-2014, 11:38 AM
01-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Crushed 265 x 5 today on squats for a PR!! Form just keeps getting better and better, my upper/lower back is LOCKED in now. I just need to get more tension through my legs now and the only thing moving will be the bar!!
Hit 315 x 5 on deadlifts for 1 set after as well. Double overhand Going to go for 325 the workout after my next squat session. give myself about 8-10 days between deads.
BW @ 215
01-22-2014, 05:39 PM
Did some Back today body weight at 213Lbs
Chins: BW x 6,8,10,12,12,10 Tried a pyramid style rep scheme. Pretty much hit the same reps as last workout with 4 less sets.
Barbell Shrugs w/straps: 275 x 20, failure, failure. The 2 sets to failure were COMPLETE failure like i couldn't even shrug at all anymore. sore as ****!!
Body Weight Rows: 2 sets to failure
This simple session was killer, considering i deadlifted yesterday i figured this would be all i need and i may even consider taking a day off after a squat AND deadlift session. Legs feel pretty good today no soreness yet, but we will see how tomorrow goes...
01-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Lol ...sounds like you kicked your own ass today. The numbers on the shrugs were crazy dude! How much longer on cycle you got left?
01-22-2014, 05:53 PM
01-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Thanks!! The PR felt so solid i am not even sore from it either, i am definitely seeing 275 x 5 coming next workout, as long as i take my time warming up.
01-22-2014, 10:44 PM
In the last video your chest looked way bigger (stuck out more) even tho you had a shirt on. & dude your not even shaking any more during your squats. I'm no where near your strength but I can totally see your improvement along the way. Killer
01-23-2014, 02:27 PM
01-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence but I'm a few years older than you & past my prime , but still hanging
Just got myself a couple bottles of Trenstane.... Gonna start my 2nd cycle ever & first double stack ever here in a few weeks.
01-23-2014, 03:42 PM
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01-24-2014, 01:37 AM
I will follow it too man! This is the first time since i started training i actually understand that the basics work and work really well. Once i get my starting position for deadlift a little better than i am 100% confident i am pretty good for some decent gains in strength.
Hit 195 x 5 and 200 x 4 on bench today!! Both are PR's, i should have saved myself for 200 x 5 i would of gotten it.. Did 2 sets of slow dips then called it a day!
01-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Congrats on the PR's! There are always more to come, that's the beauty of it.
01-24-2014, 10:29 AM
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01-24-2014, 09:49 PM
01-25-2014, 12:58 PM
Wasn't feeling absolutely 100% but i still hit 275 x 3, then a set of 2. considering how i felt this went really good. Not going to be deadlifting heavy on the same day as squatting heavy anymore. Did some practice pulls with 135 after this too, bodyweight is 217 almost done with this cycle.
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