Snagency Primordially shifts to V2.0, 16-week bodybuilding prep with Andro Series
- 04-05-2012, 05:48 AM
Snag created the perfect storm/setting. Having an absolutely amazing base, natural, then throwing in some "assistance", can create higher level physique. Ive seen it a happen in person a few times and the transformations are always awesome to witness. Snag's transformation im betting is goin to be along the same lines.Primordial Performance
( at heart )
- 04-05-2012, 07:39 AM
04-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Loving the support in here guys!
@ Volcom - long time no see, good to have you.
Looking leaner yet again this morning, weight holding ~189. Really getting a feel now for what I need to do, diet-shifting-wise. Plan to drop an addtl 50g carbs in thruout the day today at strategic points, just today only. I was debating pulling out an all-carb meal again tonight, but for now I'm more comfortable keeping that 1x weekly..
Again - everything can change, and at any time.
I'm confident I can stay ahead of what changes my body is calling for.
A little idea of breakfast these days:
(not pictured, 3/4 oats sprinkled w/ cinnamon and drizzled with almond milk - I make that while I'm eating the following)
5oz 96% lean beef
3 whole eggs
slice Ezekiel cinnamon-raisin bread w/ 1 teaspoon butter
right around 685cals, largest meal of the day.
04-05-2012, 10:26 AM
04-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Hah, beat me to the mustard comment big D!!
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
04-05-2012, 01:12 PM
(sidenote: first time I've used yellow mustard in a long while..I been hooked on French's Dijon w/ chardonnay..plain yellow was a tad bit of a letdown)
Great session this morning (back/biceps/calves)..turned my attention a bit to the arms today for the first time in prep.
I have a tendency to ignore arms until I need to, because they grow fairly quick for me.
(really, if you're training properly anyway, they'll get worked out sufficiently for fair growth as it is)
What I've noticed, however, is ever since my L shoulder issues from last yr from tennis, my R bicep - traditionally my weak side and harder to develop - has become my dominant and better looking side..figured I better take some steps to rectify that injustice. Burned up the forearms too, haven't hit them in isolation since, well I don't even remember tbh..
04-05-2012, 01:24 PM
04-06-2012, 01:39 AM
I just started to hit forearms again in December last year. It's been a long time too, since high school I believe
( at heart )
04-06-2012, 02:20 AM
04-06-2012, 08:38 AM
(plus - I own stock in French's)
Can't wait for pic day tomorrow..ooooooooooo.
I thought we had finally hit metabolic saturation for what I am trying to accomplish right now, @4400cals yesterday.
And I feel as if I'm there, but I still awoke this morning at 189. (better get them scales checked, think they're stuck)
In any event, I've seen what I need to for now, and go forward yet more confidently again.
I love this stuff!
04-06-2012, 09:36 AM
04-06-2012, 09:39 AM
04-06-2012, 09:49 AM
04-06-2012, 10:04 AM
04-06-2012, 02:41 PM
04-06-2012, 03:55 PM
04-06-2012, 04:26 PM
04-06-2012, 04:34 PM
04-06-2012, 04:42 PM
Tobasco, I put that $hit on EVERYTHING!!!
Dr. Albert Scott Representative for FINAFLEX
Redefine Yourself..... REDEFINE EVERYTHING!
04-06-2012, 04:53 PM
04-06-2012, 05:28 PM
I resemble that remark!! Lmao
I love green tabasco on my scrambled eggs.
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
04-06-2012, 05:35 PM
04-06-2012, 05:45 PM
04-06-2012, 07:11 PM
Good to see some things remain the same around here..
Inevitable, that a Snag thread would turn to discussion of foods, condiments..food porn, and (in some cases) just plain porn.
Happy Weekend, all.
04-07-2012, 11:33 AM
END WEEK #2
14 WEEKS OUT FROM SHOW
Two in the bag, and the second week was a "feeling out" process....
Weight: Just barely tipping the scales at 190lbs this morning. This is a total loss of ~1.5lbs for the week, so 7.5 total in the 2 weeks period. Last few days I have been feeling more comfortable with what I can do on AMv3, and I'm learning, but I still feel there is so much untapped potential there -- and I have a strong sense that steroids have definitively changed my carbohydrate metabolism, possibly my ability (or need) to utilize large quantities of fats as well..hit ~4400 cals at peak this week.
Strength: Not tough to gauge this one any longer. Extremely pleased with all aspects of strength this week, as I round further into form from rest and inactivity. Strength levels are really well beyond norm, for where I should be right now.
Stamina: Almost back up to full speed here..really haven't let it all loose yet, and of course not pushing myself all out on the tennis court during this time, but well pleased overall in this category.
Libido: To put it plainly - in overdrive. Not used to not having my 17yr partner around and getting it at will, so there has been a tad bit of frustration.. [insert sad smiley here]
Drive: Has been fantastic thruout. Every single session I am rocking it, and wanting to rock it every day..I have to stop myself from exceeding a certain point of overtraining that I am trying to attain..tricky.
(today, in fact, is only my 2nd total off-day since we started -- and, it may not be by the time it's said and done, as some tennis may be in store later).
Recovery: Still amazed at how I am recovering from my intense and frequent sessions..albeit, tbh, this is the one thing I expected from steroids. Have not been disappointed.
Small minor things, that I intend to keep an eye on going forward.
Nusances are continued night sweats (last night was the worst yet - pillow was soaked!), and some blemishes on the skin. Again, nothing major here. What I may be concerned with if it gets worse, is slight (very slight) left nipple sensitivity, and my right nut feels a little odd at times (may just be from my exertion levels and the UnderArmor I'm wearing to train in tho). I have a sense my prostate may be slightly swolen, as there has been a time or two I cannot pee as freely as I usually do..again, will monitor going forward, and any feedback from you guys who have experience with these things is appreciated.
I have had absolutely no gut issues thruout this process - until this morning, when I awoke with a slight stomachache.
(I attribute that more to a new cut of sirloin I had for dinner last night, 12oz worth, from a store I do not usually shop at)
POSITIVES: Mood has been great. No over-aggression, no mood swings, and I am not overwhelmed at all at things going on in my life, despite the stress I am facing on multiple fronts..in fact, not to blow my own horn or anything, but I am pleased with myself at how I am handling all these issues, whereas in other times I may have blown a gasket or two along the way, LOL..
Simply, I will not have distractions right now, and I am focused and locked in.
If there is one way to desrcibe how I feel in the face of confrontation and adversity right now, it can be summed up as: in control. Calm, cool, and collected.
OVERALL RATING, WEEK 2: No letdown with this stuff yet! Very pleased.
04-07-2012, 11:47 AM
My photographer won't be in till later, so a random pic to keep you guys at bay for now..
I had an all-carb meal last MON, replacing my normal last feeding of day (high P/F shake) with this:
3/4 cup uncooked (makes ~2 1/4 cups prepared) Mahatma brown rice, w/ 1 TBS butter
1 cup frozen blueberries over top
7oz sweet potato
couple handfuls broccoli
was in the 750cal range
I know - blueberries over rice seemed kinda odd (was not what I intended, but had no banana on hand and dint want to run to the store, so I hit the Walgreen's outside of my addition)..but it was relly pretty damn tasty.
Am thinking I may just do this same thing, 2x this week, just to see how it pans out.
04-07-2012, 06:55 PM
04-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Yah I get the prostate thing as well, I just take some extra saw palmetto and I am golden ...
What fat you have is so evenly distributed you don't have to worry about anything than different levels of shredded ... lucky fugger... it's from genetics yah a lot of it but it's also years and years of good diet.
04-08-2012, 10:04 AM
My waist has thickened since my younger years, and I don't know if I can offset that for the "look" I am going for. We'll see.
Saw Palmetto eh? I'll grab some today. Have had no other issues since the isolated instances, but want to stay ultra-sensitive to any changes in my body.
You always like my genetics! And I have decent genetics, for sure, but I am not a freak as some are blessed to be. I work very hard, and control many parameters, to create "synergy" to foster my growth. I feel even someone with poor genetics, can overcome those limitations with the right approach in place..(yes, yrs of tightly controlling diet help as well, haha)
Quick update, of fair importance:
So I did end up getting some tennis in yesterday, @1.5hrs of more intensity/effort than I had planned (sh!t just got competitive out there on the courts and I had to step up my game a smidge)..
#1 - I forgot to bring my knee brace/wraps down, first time I played w/o them on since, 2010 I think?
#2 - Figured I'd be sore next day from the pounding of the hardcourt, as I always usually am.
#3 - Really let it loose on my serve, so was interested to see how L shoulder would feel.
And the result? My gawd, I feel fantastic this morning! Recovered insanely well (almost feel like I did nothing but a light practice session), shoulder is immaculate w/ no pain or twinges, back knees and legs are all good. Shoooot - I'm ready to play again!
(No can do, squats and lunges this day)
And - I seemed to have kicked into another level of leanness overnight. (tennis always does that to me)
Great sleep last night, night sweats receeded to point of almost not noticing anything this morning..
Gearing up for round #3 fellas!
04-08-2012, 03:32 PM
I agree my genetics are qutie poor. I am big and soft but I do have some alright size and a couple body parts that grow essy.. The rest is that I work like a fuggin pig... I likes it though so it really doesn't feel like work .. more like play... I wish I could do more but I just woudn't recover... have to play it smart and sometimes that kind of sucks...
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