Mass/Bulk Cycle Log
- 08-05-2012, 06:25 PM
Mass/Bulk Cycle Log
Alright guys here we go, do not get to excited as this will be an unprofessional log and I will do my best to keep up with it.
I am starting this cycle towards the start of the last phase of Stoppani's Shortcut to Size Program which I am finding huge results from in the first place and am starting to plateau. Time to kick it up a notch with stength and size.
My daily plan:
Breakfast: 3 Mass , 3 Bulk
Snack: OptiMen Multi , CL OxiOrange Fish Oil 2grams , Probiotics (I have a stubborn digestive system)
Lunch: 3 Bulk , CLA 1.5grams , Green Tea Extract 2grams ,
Snack: 4 SuperCycle , B5 Pantothenic Acid 1gram ,
Dinnner: 3 Mass
Desert: Protein Cheesecake!!
Before Bed: Casein Shake and 6mg Melatonin
Preworkout: Opti HydroWhey , Bowl of Watermelon , 1g Agmatine Sulfate , C4 or NoXplode (to break up monotony) , ConCrete HCL
Post Workout: Opti HydroBuilder , Gummy Bears or Sweet Tarts for Insulin Spike!
As of right now I am planning on a 6 week on cycle with Clomid/Reboot for 6 weeks PCT. The length or ending dosage of Bulk/Mass could change once I hear back from Royd with his opinion on something I asked him.
As of the This morning I weighed in at 226 Lbs at 6' . I have made a HUGE transition in life and am looking to build myself back up. At the beginning of the year I was at my heaviest at 275. I had enough and decided to get it together. From January through the end of May I was all about cardio and losing weight and got down to 218. After going almost 12 years without lifting I decided to start hitting the gym . Although I have only packed on 8Lbs since then, alot of that was contributed to me trying to bulk and having a BAD diet. After changing it up I have actually lost a LB or two and made my "newbie" gains and am looking like a complete different person. Time to get SWOLE!
My diet consists mainly of Whole Wheat Bread , Tuna , Chicken Breast , Whole Eggs , Greek Yogurt , and my daily cheat of Protein Cheesecake.
Daily Consumption Plan : 3500 Calories - 1.5G Protein , 1.25G Carb , .5-.75G Fat
Currently Lifting 6 of 7 Days with the 7th day being a Cardio for 1 Hour.
So, covering just about everything here we go....
- 08-05-2012, 06:40 PM
Day 1: Compounds Compounds Compounds
I started today STOKED about starting this cycle. Started my workout at home today about 5 hours after my first dose of Mass.
No Preworkout or Creatine taken today.
Squats: 135x10 , 185x8 , 205x8 , 255x8
Deadlifts: 205x 8 , 255x8 , 300x8*
Bent over Rows: 135x12 , 135x10 , 135x8**
* Grip still sucks after 4th lift of 3rd set, I had to put the straps on.. Also ran out of plates or I would have went up in weight alittle more..
** All 3 sets were slow pace really focusing on the squeeze instead of the weight.
Today was more of a Misc. day as it is not a part of the program I am running, but are such beneficial lifts. Felt PUMPED up and focused today, more than normal. It may have just been mental or maybe I took that Mass in quickly. I will say this, I normally am not a hungry person, but damn I feel like a BLACK HOLE today. It is non stop and I am eating and feeling hungry again an hour later. Just ate 45 minutes ago and looking foward to dinner and my second serving of Mass.. Hopefully this hunger helps produces Lean Mass and not Fat Mass.. LOL
Felt ALOT stronger than normal (again this may be mental as this IS only day 1)
No more Lethargic than I normally am
Libido is still there
Hunger Hunger Hunger..
- 08-06-2012, 01:33 PM
Day 2: Chest and Tri's and Calves- Rep Range 3-5 per set.
Unfortunately, I go to a Planet Fitness, I know a crime. So my Dumbbell weights are limited.
Flat BB Bench: 225x5 , 245x5 , 245x4 , 245x4 Dropset 175x12
Incline DB Press: 60x5 , 60x5 , 60x5 Dropset 45x10
Flat DB Flyes: 45x5 , 45x5 , 45x5
Incline Cable Flyes: 7platesx5 , 7platesx5 , 7platesx5
Decline BB Bench @2:2:4 tempo: 105x12 , 105x10 , 105x8
Tricep Pressdown: 10platesx5 , 10platesx5 , 10platesx5
DB Overhead Extension: 60x10 , 60x8 , 60x6
Lying cable Overhead Extension: 11platesx8 , 12plates x 8 , 14platesx8 , 15platesx8 Dropset 7platesx15
Standing Calf Raises - Smith Machine Squat Position: 205x20 , 205x25 , 205x30
Seated Calf Raises: 45x15 , 90x15, 135x15 , 180x15 , 225x15 , 225x15 , 225x15 , 180x15 , 135x15 , 90x15 , 45x50! Feel the Burn!
Coming into today I was curious about how I would do after feeling no soreness from yesterday, which is odd for me and deadlifts. Started out with a HUGE surprise. Previous 1RM on Flat bench was 235 two weeks ago .. I walked in today and was able to press 245 for reps.. Did not test for new 1RM, but will do this soon. Almost every exercise that I was able to go up in, I did with shock and awe from my gym buddies. I cannot wait to see what happens over the next few days!
08-08-2012, 12:09 PM
Well.. Unfortunately to report I am going to have to cut this log short. I have hit a HUGE issue and need to find a new job and do not have to means to continue this cycle. Only being a few days in I am stopping the cycle and dropping my food intake down drastically. Without getting into too many details I have been laid off with a severance package for a few months, but now that we have been sold to a liquidation company, I am losing everything. I have an unopened bottle of Alpha Bulk, Reboot, Supercycle, and a Bottle of Alpha mass that has only 3 days worth missing(18 caps) that I may be looking to sell off to anyone who could use them. I would love to keep them but can barely afford food at this point. If noone is interested I may keep them and restart this later if I can find something comparable pay wise. I currently am bringing home 1/8th of what my salary was, which is forcing me to completely change my lifestyle. Sorry FRL, but from the little changes I noticed in those 3 days, this product is definitely worth the money. Hit me up if anyone is interested in those bottles, would like to sell em as a whole an not a bottle here a bottle there..
08-09-2012, 05:09 AM
YEAH man...im in for da follow
Advanced Muscle Science/ForeRunner Labs (East Coast Sales Manager)
"The Strongest On The Market"
08-09-2012, 09:54 PM
08-20-2012, 09:48 PM
Alright guys, I happened to get some **** figured out, so I am starting this back up. Today was the first day of week 1.
The last week I have been pounding out cardio and trying to tone up alittle while I got my bills in order.
Chest / Tris:
Today was rough as I was in a 9-11 rep range after taking it easy on my lifting.
Flat BB Bench: 175x11 , 175x11 , 175x10 , 175x10 Dropset 105x8
Incline Reverse Grip DB Press: 35x11 , 35x11 , 35x11 Dropset 30x12
Incline DB Flyes: 30x11 , 30x11 , 30x11
Tricep Pressdown (straight bar): 40x15 , 60x10 , 80x6 , 80x6 , 60x10 , 40x20
One arm French Press: 20x30 , 20x20 , 20x10
Seated Overhead Tricep Extension: 40x12 , 50x12 , 60x12
Close Grip Bench Press: 95x8 , 95x7 , 95x6 , 95x5
Bench Dips: 10x3sets
Cable Crossover Ladder to finish this day off: 11Rungs @ 20Lbs to failure
That ladder is one HELL of a pump, if you are lost on what that is, google "Jim Stoppani Crossover Ladder"
So overall today I was highly disappointed with my weights but had that aggression back. I went late today so I had a full dose of Mass in me.
The numbers will of course go up next week due to lower reps, but it should make a considerable jump by the time I get back around to it. Cannot wait to get deep into this cycle.
08-20-2012, 10:03 PM
08-21-2012, 11:11 PM
Back and Biceps:
Assisted Pullups: 5 (My worst exercise)
DB Bent over Rows: 60x9 , 60x9 , 60x9 , 60x9
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown: 100x11 , 100x10 , 100x9
Straight Arm Pulldown: 90x11 , 90x11 , 90x11
Low Cable Row: 100x11 , 100x11 , 100x11
EZ Bar Curls: 60x11 , 60x11 , 60x11 , 60x11 Burn Set 50x8 , 40x8 , 30x10 , 20x15
Incline DB Curls: 30x11 , 30x9 , 30x11
Concent. Curls: 25x11 , 25x11 , 25x11
Cross Body Hammer Curls: 35x11 , 35x11 , 35x10 Drop Set 10x15
I was supposed to also do Abdominal stuff today.. Was not happening.. My arms were ready to EXPLODE. Plus I felt famished.. I wanted to EAT!
No Lethargy yet, Libido still firing.
08-22-2012, 12:22 PM
Feeling these are underdosed despite whatever carrier they use, I'll be watching closely. Good luck, and do keep us updated on weight and size gains.
08-22-2012, 03:28 PM
08-22-2012, 04:25 PM
Although today was a "rest" day.. I felt there is no rest for the wicked.. So I figured I would go do some Deadlifts.
Deads: 135x8 , 225x8 , 275x8 , 300x4
Standing Lunges to stretch em out: 65x15 each side
08-24-2012, 01:21 PM
This is for yesterday.. Unfortunately I am currently limited on weights of DB's at this gym, and plan on eventually making a move to another gym when money gets better.. Exile Fitness is down the road some and it has some major weights.
Shoulders / Traps / Calves:
Shoulder Press : 60x11 , 60x11 , 60x11 , 60x11 Rest/Pause 60x4
Front Raises : 25x11 , 25x11 , 25x11 Dropset 20x10
Lateral Raise : 25x11 , 25x11 , 25x11 Dropset 20x15
Seated Bent over Rear Delt Raise: 25x11 , 25x11 , 25x11
Smith Machine 1 arm Shrugs : 105x11 , 125x8 , 105x11
DB Shrugs : 40x11 , 40x11 , 40x11 Aiming for Squeeze!
Low Cable Delt Flyes : 30x10 , 20x11 , 20x11 , 20x11
Smith Machine Overhead Press : 65x10 , 105x10 , 115x10
SM Behind Head Overhead Press : 105x10 , 105x20
45 Degree Calve Raises : 200x20 , 360x20 , 360x20 , 360x20
Seated Raises : 45x15 , 90x15 , 135x15 , 180x15 , 225x10 , 180x10 , 135x10 , 90x10 , 45x50!
Was a GOOD day in my book. Felt good, aches are starting to go away and the want to KILL is there during the lifts.
Calves were BLASTED and were shaking for about 3 hours.
All in all my strength is coming on!
08-24-2012, 01:34 PM
Today is my least favorite, like most guys, it is the dreaded leg day. I tend to get caught up in what my gym buddies are doing and they tend to skip alot of the leg stuff. I need to get a grip and just do it. Most of the day got skipped and we worked on other things.
Squats : 105x10 *ASS TO GRASS* , 215x9 , 215x9 , 215x9
45 Degree Press : 270x10 , 360x9 , 360x9 , 360x9
Pullups : 3 , 10* , 5 *Assisted -80Lbs
Dips : 10 , 10 , 10
Flat Bench: 105x8 , 225x5 , 245x3 , 250x1 <-- NEW PR and 1RM
Tricep Pushdown : 80x8 , 80x10 , 80x10
Overhead Rope Pull : 60x10 , 60x10 , 60x10
Close Grip Bench : 105x8 , 105x8
Seated Overhead Extensions - EZBar : 40x10 , 50x10 , 60x10
Supersetted EZBar Curls : 40x10 , 50x10 , 60x10
DB Alternating Curls : 30x12 , 35x12 , 40x8
DB Alternating Cross Body Hammer Curls : 30x8 , 40x8 , 50x8
Preacher Curl Machine : 30x20 Just for the pump
To finish this crazy day off I went and did a Crossover Ladder again. Jumped the weight to 30Lbs for 11 Rungs. Definitely was heavier towards the end of the ladder.
I can feel myself getting Alpha when I lift. Vascularity is improving big time for me as I RARELY have veins showing since I am a higher BF. Libido is still going strong. Body heat has definitely risen, but blood pressure is still as good as ever. Had my First, "Damn dude what are you on? You were killing on those crossovers" comment today, sorta made me chuckle.
08-24-2012, 01:39 PM
These photos were taken Monday, First day of restarting the cycle. I am around 20%BF but have a wide/broad body that will fill out nicely. I am a little chunky in the midsection but plan on building higher LBM and filling out to look not so chunky.
I plan on taking pictures Post Cycle and compare.. Hoping to net a good 10Lbs LBM from this cycle. Crossing my fingers.
08-26-2012, 01:14 AM
Today was an off day and I really took in the relaxation.. Having a possible issue with digestion and passing there of.. Feeling all sorts of backed up. Hoping its just a fluke. Starting week 2 tomorrow. Weigh in is supposed to be tomorrow but with this issue it might wait until monday morning..
08-28-2012, 10:32 AM
My Digestion issues were clearing up so I decided to just do some light cardio, Walked for 30 minutes. Today started the first week of Bulk/Mass
Feeling alot better now.
Chest / Tris :
Bench Press : 205x6 , 205x6 , 205x6 Dropset 105x8
Incline DB Press : 45x8 , 50x8 , 55x8 Dropset 30x8
Incline Flyes* : 45x8 , 45x8 , 45x8
Crossovers : 50x8 , 50x8 , 50x8
*I have minor shoulder and elbow pain during this exercise on the stretching part of this move. I still do it for the weight resistance that it offers where the crossover can't.
Tricep Pushdown : 40x12 , 60x10 , 80x6 , 80x6 , 60x10 , 40x15
1Hand DB French Press : 35x5 , 35x5 Felt a little heavy to keep proper form so I moved on.
Seated EZBar Overhead Extension**: 40x10 , 50x10 , 60x10
Overhead Rope Extensions : 70x8 , 70x8 , 70x8
Close Grip Bench : 105x8 , 105x8 , 105x8
** Superset each set with EZ Barl Curls x 10
Went for the burn again. Top This off with a crossover ladder @ 30 Lbs
A Bit Lethargic, but nothing I cant handle.
My Libido is weird right now, I'm not thinking about it as much lately BUT seem to be walking around pitching a tent more. Crazy right?
Muscles are actually looking fuller and alittle harder.
My weight has gone up from 226.2 to 229.6 over the first week for a 3.4Lbs gain. I am going to keep an eye on this as I may need to adjust my Macros, I just dont want to gain tooo much in my midsection.
08-29-2012, 04:47 PM
Back and Bi's :
6-8 Rep Range
Bent over DB Row : 60x8 , 60x8 , 60x8 , 60x8
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown : 110x8 , 110x8 , 110x8
Straight Arm Pulldown : 80x8 , 80x8 , 70x8 *Dropped weight due to struggling in second set
Cable Row using Wide grip on Lat Bar: 110x8 , 120x8 , 130x10
Smith Machine Bent Over Row : 155x12 , 195x8 , 195x8 , 245x4
EZ Bar Curls : 60x8 , 60x8 , 60x8 , 60x10 Burn Set 50x8 40x8 30x8 20x8 What a damn BURN
Incline DB Curls : 35x8 , 35x8 , 35x8
Concentration Curls : 30x8 , 30x8 , 30x8
Cross Body Hammer Curls : 45x8 , 45x8 , 45x8
Preacher Curl Machine : 30x25 for the pump!
Was a hell of a workout, and was turning heads with the aggression I was bringing to my sets. I can see the smaller changes that have happened with my body already. I can see the Fibers in my Delts shifting with movements and such, which is awesome for me still being alittle chunky. Hopefully my muscles keep filling out!
Today I am going to a "bodybuilders" gym with a buddy of mine and I am going to test some of my DB and EZBar weights out. I do not know if you guys have heard of Exile in Baltimore, MD, but that is where I am going. The likes of Jose Raymond and Dana Lynn Bailey have worked out there before, so I cannot wait to see the hype.
08-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Well, I am home from Exile, and it is one hell of a Powerlifting gym. Everything free weight and isolation machines that use plates. A HUGE difference from what I am used to. Unfortunately some of my numbers took a hit going from a Smith machine to free weights. Actually, I did not take notes on my stuff today as we jumped around ALOT. I looked like a twerp in this gym, but the pride of my night was on the 45 degree leg press where I pressed 900x3 .. Felt good and could have hit 1000x1 but after about 6 sets of leg presses I didn't wanna test it. All in all it was a GREAT workout.
08-31-2012, 04:14 PM
I was alittle more organized yesterday, and actually took track of stuff.
Hack Squats- Narrow stance : 90x10 , 180x12 , 270x10 , 360x10
Hack Squats- Wide stance : 180x10
Leg Extensions : 130x10 , 130x10 , 130x10
Lying Leg Curls : 75x10 , 75x10 , 90x10
Barbell Curls : 70x10 , 70x10 , 80x10 , 90x10 , 100x5
Alt DB Curls : 35x10 , 40x10 , 40x10
Incline DB Curls : 35x8 , 35x8 , 35x8
Crossbody Hammer Curls : 50x8 , 50x8
Rope Hammer Curls : 80x10 , 90x10 , 100x10
Tricep Pushdown : 80x10 , 100x10 , 120x10 , 150x8
Cable Machines felt lighter than my normal gym, BUT free weights had me pumped up.
09-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Took the last two days off since I had things going on.. but will be getting at it again tonight. Official two week weigh in was 232.6, which is a 3Lbs gain for week 2 and 6.4 Lbs total gain. Lethargy is getting to me abit, and Skin is super Oily but counteracting that with 1g of B5 daily.
09-05-2012, 03:55 PM
So, I decided to meet up with my buddy again, and his workouts are so hectic I did not even try to take notes. The workout seem to be very productive although some of my strength increases have plateaued alittle.
We hit up shoulders...
Seated DB Shoulder press
Hammer Strength OverHeads
Felt good to push the weight.. Sorta disappointed at the weight of my OH DB press as I was able to do 75Lbs before but really struggled with 80.
09-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Chest / Tris / Calves
Flat Banch : 225x4 , 225x4 , 235x3 , 235x3 Dropset 105x15
Incline DB Reverse Grip Press : 60x5 , 60x5
Close Grip Bench : 105x6 , 105x6 , 105x6
Tricep Pushdown : 40x15 , 60x10 , 80x5 , 100x2 , Rest , 100x2 , 80x5 , 60x10 , 40x15
Overhead Rope Extensions : 80x6 , 80x6 , 80x6
Smith Machine Calf Raises - Holding Bar : 155x15 Toes Straight , 155x20 Toes Out , 155x20 Toes In , 155x15 Toes Straight , 155x15 Toes Straight
Wrapped it up with the burn of the Crossover Ladder @ 30Lbs for 11 Rungs.
Definitely different benching heavy with no spotter.. Other than that I felt good. Facially Acne is acting up still but I am trying to get a grip on it. Veins are still not protruding yet but seem to be getting closer to the surface. That has been an interest of mine. Libido still kicking strong.
09-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Tuesday @ Exile:
Back and Bi's
Pull ups at shoulder width to failure : 5 , 5 , 5
1 Arm Dumbbell Rows : 75x8 , 75x8 , 75x8 , 75x8 Dropset 35x10
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown : 120x12 , 140x12 , 140x12
Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown : 120x12 , 140x12 , 150x10
Straight Arm Pulldown : 60x12 , 60x12 , 60x12
Bent Over BB Rows : 135x10 , 185x10 , 225x5
Deadlifts : 135x10 , 235x8 , 315x3 , 405x1
Straight Bar Curl : 70x12 , 70x12 , 70x12 , 70x12
Incline DB Curl : 30x10 , 30x10 , 30x10
*New Personal Best.. Super Stoked about it..
Started to get late (1:30am) and I was up almost all day so I had to wrap it up. Wanted to do some more Bicep work, but felt The compounds I hit were enough to support them.
09-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Flat Bench : 185x8 , 185x8 , 185x8
Incline Bench : 185x5 , 185x5 , 185x5
HS Flat Press : 70x10 , 90x10 , 90x10
HS Incline Press : 70x8 , 70x8 , 70x8
Leg Extension : 140x12 , 140x12 , 140x12
Lying Leg Curl : 90x12 , 90x12 , 90x12
Standing Calf Raise : 300x12 , 360x12 , 400x10
Gym was crazy busy today. I was not going to wait around all night to get in there for DB's.. Had to suck it up and lost that part of the workout.
09-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Thursday I took off and took care of alot of things around the house, but came back friday with a vengeance.
Time to attack those Delts!
DB Shoulder Press : 75x5 , 70x8 , 65x10 , 60x12
Front Raise : 20x10 , 20x12 , 20x15
Lateral Raise : 30x10 , 30x10 , 30x15
Bent Over Rear Delt Raise : 25x15 , 25x15 , 25x15
Upright Row : 65x15 , 65x10 , 105x8
One Arm Smith Machine Shrug : 105x10 , 105x10 , 65x15 , 65x15
Seated Overhead Press : 95x12 , 95x12 , 95x12
Boy oh Boy, Shoulders were FULL of blood. Felt good to get such a good workout. I definitely like the feel of high reps.
Today was also another off day, but I plan on hitting it hard tomorrow to start my new workouts..
09-11-2012, 01:25 PM
Been a WILD end of the weekend and actually have not been to the gym unfortunately.. Weighed in at the beginning of the week at 232.0 which would be .2 Lb loss but that is ok. Got back on the ball yesterday with some light cardio. 30 minutes @ a 4mph pace.
Starting to dislike the smith machine for bench, so I did not even get on there..
Flat DB press : 60x15 , 60x15 , 60x15 , 60x15
Mid level Cable Crossover : 30x15 , 30x15 , 30x15 , 30x15
Iso Chest Press : 110x10 , 110x10 , 110x10
Cable Crossover Ladder @ 20Lbs x 12 all 11 Rungs
Tricep Pushdown - Pyramid set/Reverse Pyramid set : 20x20 , 40x15 , 60x10 , 80x5 ..Rest.. 80x5 , 60x10 , 40x15 , 20x25
Dips : 8 , 8 , 5
Overhead EzBar Ext : 40x15 , 50x12 , 60x10
Felt alot stronger with the light weight and high reps.. Would have like to do alittle heavier on the DB press but that is the heaviest I had at my disposal. I will be measuring my body parts tonight hopefully have good results. I have not measured since about 3 weeks pre cycle..
09-12-2012, 07:57 PM
What a day What a day.. After numerous discussion with alot of people I am starting to get my priorities straight. I need to decypher what exercises to go heavy on and when to go for reps/pump.
Back and Bi's:
Pullups to failure: 5, 5, 4
One Arm DB Rows: 70x10 , 75x8 , 75x8 , 75x8
Neutral Grip Lat Pull Down: 140x12 , 160x12 , 160x12
Straight Arm Pull Down: 120x8 , 120x8 , 120x8
Standing Pull Down: 140x12 , 150x12 , 160x12
Hammer Strength Rows: 180x10 , 90x12 , 90x12
Preacher Curls: 65x12 , 65x10 , 65x10
Drag Curls: 60x8 , 40x12 , 40x12 , 40x12
Reverse Grip Curls: 40x10 , 40x10 , 40x10
Incline Curls: 25x10 , 25x10 , 25x10
Was a good workout today and could feel my body getting stronger. Acne is getting worse, not horrible, but everywhere.. Face, stomach, head, back.. The acne itself is not bad, it is just everywhere. Had a big confidence boost today though. There is a guy who lifts at Exile who is HUGE. He Incline Benches 405Lbs on Freeweights and was Incline Pressing 165Lbs DB's. I took a chance and grabbed something in my range. I was able to throw up 90Lbs DB's for 10. Had a little bit of trouble getting them up to starting position, but I will figure out an easier way. Libido still kicking strong! Lethargy is here but it is not bad.. Tomorrow is Legs.. Cannot wait to test my strength on those Deads again!
09-14-2012, 11:11 AM
Legs / Tris
Leg Extensions : 4x15 warmup
Hack Squats : 90x15 , 180x12 , 270x12 , 360x10
45 Leg Press(Superset with Seated calf raise) : 180x15 (90x15), 270x15 (90x15), 360x10 (90x15)
Leg Extensions : 150x12 , 150x12
Lying Leg Curls : 110x8 , 110x8
Standing Single Leg Curls : 50x10 , 50x10
Calf Raise : 220x15 , 220x15 , 220x15
Overhead Rope Extension
Close Grip Bench : 95x12 , 135x8 , 135x8
Tricep Cable Kickbacks : 20x20 , 20x20 , 20x20
Felt strong, pump was nice in the tri's ..
09-14-2012, 11:12 AM
Advanced Muscle Science/ForeRunner Labs (East Coast Sales Manager)
"The Strongest On The Market"
09-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Woke up with a kink in my back/neck region.. but knew I had to fight through it.
Shoulders / traps
DB Shoulder press : 60x10 , 60x10 , 60x10 , 60x10
Overhead Press Machine : 90x8 , 90x10 , 90x12
Cable Leaning Lat Raises : 20x12 , 20x12 , 20x12
Cable Front Raises : 20x10 , 20x10 , 20x10
Cable Rear Delt Flyes : 20x10 , 20x10 , 20x10
Rear Pec Deck : 90x10 , 90x10 , 90x10
Rope Face Pulls : 60x10 , 60x10 , 70x10 , 80x12
Upright Row : 75x10 , 75x10 , 105x8
Smith Machine Shrugs : 155x12 , 195x10
Smith Machine 1 Hand Shrug (SuperSet Db Lat Raises) : 105x10 (15x15) , 105x10 (15x15)
Arc Trainer Cardio : Low Resistance Interval for 30 minutes.
Starting to gain alittle extra weight in the midsection so I am throwing in some light cardio about 3 times a week now just to keep things copacetic.
Shoulders were tore up sore, but straight up Swole. Striations and Dips between the heads of the Delts and Traps were VERY visible, which is AWESOME for me since I am still a semi higher BF%.. I am starting to see buldges that were not there before.. Time to keep pushing on!
09-15-2012, 05:27 PM
Well I have come to the conclusion that the little Kink I had was more than a kink in my back. After my workout yesterday I felt good, but was alittle sore before bed. I took some anti inflammatory and found out that didn't help. I could not sleep, due to the positions I had to lay to be comfortable. This morning I woke up in some mild pain. I am hoping it is just a strain and not something worse. I cannot afford to go to the doctors since I do not have health insurance. I will be giving it a day or two and see how I feel before I continue working.
09-16-2012, 09:03 PM
Still in some pain, still tight BUT feels like it may be getting better. I had a RC tear scare and I am still hoping it is not that.. Weighed in this morning at 233.4 for a 1.4lbs gain for the week.. started week 5 dosing today and am hoping I can pick back up by wednesday, but I do not wanna rush into things.
09-20-2012, 06:08 AM
Good stuff man..hope your back in action
Advanced Muscle Science/ForeRunner Labs (East Coast Sales Manager)
"The Strongest On The Market"
09-20-2012, 06:22 PM
Took a chance today and tried my luck. I wanted to ease into it and start light and get the motions going to make sure I wouldn't make my shoulder worse. Still tightness in my rear deltoid area and I do not have full forward and backward tilt of my head without pain. I am still getting an odd sensation around my elbow and forearm; sort of like an exhaustion feel. Anyway, I started off with a 15 minute walk on the treadmill to get some blood pumping. I figured since I was able to put up 90Lbs on the Incline DB press the other day I would start at 30Lbs, light right? Oh boy was I wrong. I can definitely feel the difference of having nothing backing the chest up. Right arm felt perfectly fine, Left on the other hand could barely get the DB half way up. So I dropped the weights down to 15 and started from there. First 2 reps were rough but started to feel alittle stronger. I was able to do 15 reps on 15Lbs, 20Lbs, 25Lbs and then got out 10 on 30Lbs. Problem is, I could not get my arm to fully *******. After this I went to chest height crossovers. On 10Lbs I was able to knock out 3 sets of 12 but found my outer pec near my shoulder tiring out by the end of the sets. Tried my luck on Tricep pushdowns, @40Lbs, and noticed the same thing as the DB presses. Had trouble locking my left elbow out for the full extension of the Tricep. Hopefully this is just something I will need to get my body used to doing again.
Gonna try my luck with Biceps tomorrow, Those motions do not seem to bother me so I should be fine. I think it might be best to skip shoulder and trap workouts until next week.
09-21-2012, 07:28 AM
09-23-2012, 11:14 AM
Been an Odd weekend for sure with everything going on. Weighed in this morning at 233.2 .. So technically a loss of .2 Lbs, but with my issue I am not too worried about it. Went into the basement today and threw around some Bicep work. Felt really good and my shoulder seems to be clearing up. I can almost rule out a RC tear, as I have 100% movement without pain. The tightness now resides on my shoulder blade area and over to my spine, BUT it is nowhere near as bad as it was.
Wide Grip Barbell Curls : 65x10 , 65x10 , 65x10 , 65x10
Narrow Reverse Grip Curls : 45x10 , 45x10 , 45x10
Hammer Curls : 20x10 , 20x10 , 20x10
Drag Curls : 45x10 , 45x10 , 45x10
Definitely could have went heavier but wanted to make sure I am getting a good burn but not putting too much stress on them right away. All in all im getting back in the groove
09-27-2012, 01:26 PM
So, Yesterday I decided that I was just going to start my PCT. I wanted to go a 7th week, but I want to save what pills I have left for my next cycle. This injury is still nagging and I fail horribly on Push Movements. I can lock my elbow out without weight, but the minute I try to push weight I just cant get it to go. Tricep Pushdowns and DB Presses felt so lame and I feel like I would only be working one side more than the other. As much as I wanted to finish this out, I just can't see wasting anymore pills. For the first 4 weeks I had seen numerous gains in strength and endurance, a new aggressive attitude and even alittle bit of growth.
Overall I liked what these products did for me. Alittle bit of Lethargy, but no real Libido issues. I will definitely be giving FRL another run!
Also wanna Thank Royd for all the help he gave me. I was alittle bit of a pain in the ass with questions, but by far one of the best Reps I have ever dealt with!
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