Quest for Success vol#2 - Pumpin to the Ahhhnold
- 10-02-2008, 08:00 AM
Quest for Success vol#2 - Pumpin to the Ahhhnold
Hello Everyone, and welcome to the 2nd edition of my "Quests for Success". The 1st edition brought you through my journey to getting faster and more competitive for this past summers tennis tournaments. Although I did not secure gold in any of my tourneys...I do feel that I got faster, more talented, and actually quite stronger as well. This edition...means A LOT to me.
I have spoken with Matt about hopefully meeting up at the Arnold Classic in early March to Represent MST to the fullest. It'd be nice to meet some of the guys and have a nice weekend surrounded by a bunch of people with the same concept as myself. There is one problem with that....I don't feel physically ready to be there
That is where the Quest vol#2 comes in. Please join me from October 6th until March 6th as I not only try to drop more fat...but to gain a little mass and strength as well. I am in the process of formulating my 1st 4-6 weeks worth of workout types...but by monday when I kick off the log, I should be ready! Any advice is openly accepted and welcomed at all times.
Most importantly....thank you so much for reading along. The support is really what keeps me pushing towards my goals. It's that extra repetition...or that last few steps out of the 10th mile.
- 10-02-2008, 09:17 AM
I would be all about the power routines in the first 4-6 weeks, since starting powerlifting (April 08) I've developed more back and shoulder mass then ever before. Not only will you be developing MASS and STRENGTH but you will also find that you're burning so many calories that (if you keep your diet in check) you'll definitely see some pure fat loss. Don't believe the hype that all of us powerlifters are fat-a$$es. Just let me know if you need any help in with you plan creation.
- 10-02-2008, 11:37 AM
10-02-2008, 12:12 PM
10-02-2008, 12:48 PM
I agree with power movements being the most effective for conditioning and kcal burn, as high velocity movements do burn the most calories. Combine the high velocity aspect with the compound movement aspect and you've got a metabolism jacking equation.
However, not as effective at hypertrophy as traditional bodybuilding principles, concentration, volume, in the complete absence of momentum, as power movements heavily rely on.
I have great power lifting, total body splits, geared toward conditioning, super charging the metabolism, not maximizing peak power output (as would only be conducive for athletes or competitive lifters).
If conditioning and fat burn is your prime concern, performing power lifts in the lower numbers/higher intensities would not be most conducive to your goals. Maximizing power output routines aren't as effective as volume focused, total body power routines as far as conditioning is concerned.
NSCA - CSCS
10-02-2008, 01:02 PM
10-02-2008, 11:31 PM
What kind of numbers do you need? I am all about receiving any help possible. I have never personally *power* lifted...i've mostly just done fairly managable weight with a decent amount of reps to tear up some fat and give a little muscle. Never have I had the desire that I have now to add some sheer strength and mass. Then I figure i'll cut it towards the last few months of the log, haha. I'm crazy
PM me if you want and we can figure it out that way. I saw a split that may work kinda well for me...but i'd like to see what you think first and maybe I can shoot that one over to you to see if you have any input.
Any other help is more than welcome too everyone. I'm glad to see a few people subbed already
10-02-2008, 11:40 PM
10-02-2008, 11:46 PM
I'm in for the support brother! See you at the arnold in march as well. Rpn shall be there!
Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
10-02-2008, 11:49 PM
10-02-2008, 11:52 PM
10-02-2008, 11:53 PM
10-03-2008, 01:16 AM
After a lot of contemplating...I am going to be doing various changes for my bcaa/eaa supplementation.
For part of the log I will continue to run Purple Wraath like I am taking now. When that runs out, I am going to switch over to Ice by Xtreme Formulations to see how I like it. I was amped about that stuff because of the added glutamine which i've wanted to throw in anyway. After that, I am either going back to PW w/ some added glut, staying with Ice, or trying Xtend w/ added glut. Should be fun I've got 5 months to play with
On a sad note, I picked up 2 tubs of Evolution X10 by Star Chem Labs because a long time ago I tried a sample and had a vicious workout. Today I was in a hurry and didn't read the label over and just saw it has a fairly solid amount of creatine involved. I was just going to use that for bcaa and glut....but I don't want to kill my body with the excess of creatine from Evolution X10 and my beloved Cre-02...so I posted the Evolution in the supps area for sale. Damnit.
10-03-2008, 03:03 PM
10-03-2008, 03:53 PM
So extra creatine is bad? I always dump a bunch of it (10g+) in my intra-workout drink because it's so cheap. I always thought it was one of those supps you could do that with.
Am I going to die?
Do I need to write a will?
Do I need to notify my family of imminent kidney failure?
What's HAPPENING TO ME?!!
10-03-2008, 03:58 PM
10-03-2008, 07:11 PM
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10-03-2008, 07:22 PM
10-03-2008, 07:50 PM
10-03-2008, 07:52 PM
The Starting Lineup of your 2008-2009 CTDeuce's :
(from left to right)
Mst Cordygen 5
Mst Cordygen v02
Mst Citruvol Xs
Mst Hardcore Shred Xs
Mst Somnidren GH
Nature Made fish oils
Prosource Phosphatidyl Serine
Controlled Labs Purple Wraath
not available for photo today :
LG Sciences Slin
Xtreme Formulations ICE
Prosource Nytrowhey Extreme
**Products likely to change as I rotate around during the 5 month period. Have never used Phosphatidyl Serine so I will see how I feel about it and that will determine for more or not. After my PW runs out, I will start ICE and see how I like that. I dig the idea of adding Glutamine. Also trying Slin for the first time. Anabolic Pump did not so much work for me....so we shall see if this is any different for me
10-03-2008, 07:53 PM
10-03-2008, 09:28 PM
i hope to see ya at the Arnold, man! i'll be in on this one. hit me with a PM if you have ANY questions at all, as i don't get on the boards quite as much as i'd like during school.
iForce INTIMIDATE Log/Review
10-04-2008, 08:43 AM
thanks man. I hope we can meet up out there too! I think it'll be fun
10-04-2008, 01:09 PM
I'm not a huge fan of professional bodybuilding. Not that I don't like it, I just never got that involved; however, I'd like to check out the Arnold this year. If I do go, I will MOST DEFINITELY be doing the 5k Pump and Run.
We need to make a thread come January or something so we can post if we are going are not. An AM reunion would be pretty cool, I think. 1st Annual!
10-04-2008, 01:44 PM
10-04-2008, 01:46 PM
10-04-2008, 03:03 PM
10-04-2008, 03:04 PM
10-04-2008, 05:10 PM
I just feel bad not using supps ya know? haha. Like I was tellin you before...I still have most of a bottle of kreaceps yet too and I need to find someone that digs kre-alk around here and give them a birthday present, haha. Now with Cre-02... i'll never be using another creatine product.
ps - I knew you'd dig the shrine. Not pictured are the Kreaceps and 3 tubs of rok.
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