YoungsterZ Epi Log! EPISTANE
- 09-22-2012, 02:30 AM
Alrighty boys I think the effects are slowly approaching. I do know that my strength is up for sure. My deadlifts today were improved already from last time, and I felt like I could've squeezed a couple more out if my grip wasn't slipping. Chalk is gunna be necessary! Any places you guys know of that have it? Maybe it's just in my head, but I felt a little more vascularity in my chest for some reason. Again, maybe placebo lol idk...
Took half a scoop pre-workout of White Flood, didnt feel anything. Ended up taking another half, making a full scoop altogether. Not my fav preworkout I've tried, but the energy felt clean and crisp if that makes sense. Felt a little more focused.. and my Ubiquinol probably helped keep my heartbeat under control.. not sure yet. Something I didnt like about White Flood is that it doesnt pack the skin heat feeling and jitter(beta alanine I believe?)
anyways, not going to post my whole workout because its late and I'm exhausted...just going to post the "main" lifts!
-Lat pulldown- 105x10, 105x10, 135x8, 150x5
-T-bar rows w/barbell- 45x10, 45x10, 90x10, 90x10
-DEADLIFT- 175x8, 175x8, 225x8, 255x7
-Preacher Curls- 65x8, 75x8, 85x5, 90x4 ALSO WENT UP SLIGHTLY
-DB Incline Curls- 20x16, 20x16
AGAIN, not all of my w/o is included but gave you the gist !
Macs: cals-3250, protein-240g, carbs- 280g
- 09-22-2012, 09:41 AM
09-22-2012, 11:40 AM
09-22-2012, 11:57 AM
09-22-2012, 12:07 PM
Ask for the chalk go to any gymnastics studio they will have it dirty cheap but places that sell gym equipment also sometimes carry it
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09-22-2012, 01:31 PM
09-23-2012, 02:59 PM
Sorry it's a day late, I didn't get home from work last night until almost 1 in the morning..so there was no way I was logging ha. So this is for yesterday, day eleven.
So it was LEG DAY :-) man, maybe I am just lucky and not experiencing side effects because I don't think the epi has really hit me fully...or it truly HASN'T taken full effect yet. (which is very likely because I should still have another week before I probably really start having fun with gains). But whatever the case, my strength is rising. NOT ONLY ARE MY LIFTS UP, BUT MY CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING AS WELL.
-Leg press- 195x10, 195x10, 285x8, 335x6
-Calf press- 195x20, 195x20, 195x20
-Squats- 155x8, 155x8, 195x6, 215x3
-Seated leg curl- 70x12, 90x12
-Hip abduction machine- 30x20, 50x14 (first time using)
Keep in mind that my squats might dramatically go up, but not all because of the Epi. Earlier in my log I stated that for a couple years squats were really not part of any training of mine due to personal reasons. So I am hitting it hard on them right now!
09-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Looking good...your leg routine looks similar to mine, both on heavy days and hypertrophy...you will be suprised how much strength and weight gains you will make by increasing deads and squats...ive been focusing on box quats, my legs have gotten so much thicker, just not defined which is frusterating
09-23-2012, 03:54 PM
Thanks homie. Yeah I'm making sure to try and work all sides of my legs and get them strong. I still need to try the box squatsOriginally Posted by blayke88
09-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Ya thats good..ya on leg press i put my feet a little closer together, then squats its usually shoulder width for legs...you can also put a chair behind you when.you squat, works well...i may do an epi cycle later in the year after my current sd cycle..i love epi
09-23-2012, 04:42 PM
I actually keep my feet planted just slightly wider than shoulder width on both lifts. Wide squats can also be really beneficial. Yeaah this is my first epi run, and I hope to run SD in the future. Time will tell.Originally Posted by blayke88
09-23-2012, 10:30 PM
Yea i used to hate squats and deads, i love em now....yea ope u got some sd before the ban, prolly expensive now
09-24-2012, 12:15 AM
Got four bottles I'd agree, they are now two of my favorite lifts as wellOriginally Posted by blayke88
09-24-2012, 02:14 PM
DAY 12: Again I'm a day late, but better than not at all. Work has been stupidly busy and hectic and I've been the closer 3 days in a row. Thought maybe I was getting an ear infection or getting sick but it turns out I think I just needed a real good night of sleep. Popped my 3z pills last night and passed out! Day 12 was a much needed rest day.
MACS- Cals 3,250 & Protein 230g & Carbs 350g (higher than I'd like)
Off to hit chest for day 13 !!
09-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Good luck...i love hitting my chest...it has really grown lately..ive been using drop sets for flat and incline bench, may wna try it, really shocked my chest along with weighted chest dips
09-24-2012, 08:30 PM
09-24-2012, 08:33 PM
I'm feeling the same thing in my knee, i know the sd is starting to dry me out..need some glucosimine
09-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Just got home from the gym guys. I think it's safe to say that strength mode has been activated before I hit the gym, my veins looked like pipe cleaners under my skin! After I hit the first sets of my workouts, I was looking quite a bit fuller inside my shirt and definitely gave me a boost of confidence.
Also a couple updates: Erections are still strong. No acne. No extra rage which is good lol I have a bad enough temper on my own. No cramping yet.
@Cokeholio: no dryness whatsoever for me. Are you taking glucosamine and how much? I take a glucosamine msm at rec dose and preloaded it 10 days before my cycle
09-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Damn I should've got it. I got orange triad which has a joint support recipe in it. It helps a lot but I think I would've been better off with gluco
09-24-2012, 09:29 PM
09-24-2012, 09:34 PM
09-24-2012, 09:34 PM
09-24-2012, 09:39 PM
U prolly already put it in your log, i meant your current big 3 compound lifts ha...squat, bench, deads...i just wna follow your strength progress
09-24-2012, 10:02 PM
I never got around to 1RM's but here's a good idea of those lifts you mentioned..Originally Posted by blayke88
CURRENT OR LAST:
S- 195x6 & 215x3
Best info I got for ya..
09-24-2012, 10:07 PM
09-24-2012, 10:57 PM
As I stated earlier, I think it's safe to say I'm finally there where I feel things are in motion. I was more than happy with the way I felt throughout my time at the gym today. Body felt great and my muscles were pumped. My lifts were definitely stronger and easier to finish off. Going to push myself really hard(but safely) now that I've got the extra boost
-Pushups to warmup- 2 sets of 25
-Dual axis chest press machine warmup- 90x14, 70x12
-Bench press- 125x10, 145x8, 165x6, 175x4, 105x12
-Barbell cable pulldown- 60x14, 70x12, 80x10, 90x8
-DB Shoulder press- 25x10, 25x8, 35x8, 35x6
-DB Incline press- 30x10, 35x8, 40x8
-DB shrugs- 55x14, 65x12, 75x10
-Plate shrugs- 45x30, 45x30
-Cable flys- 40x8, 40x6, 40x6, 30x6
-Tricep OH thrust- 35x14, 40x12, 45x8
09-25-2012, 12:10 PM
09-25-2012, 12:30 PM
09-25-2012, 12:39 PM
Hmm u may alreay do this, but add almonds throughout the day, add more whole eggs for breakfast, or at night add cottage cheese or a glass of whole milk throughout the day even before bed and mix some egg whites in the milk
09-25-2012, 12:42 PM
Never thought of almonds. I throw a whole egg into my casein shake every night, sometimes even two of em. I'll grab some cottage cheese today and try that out. And I love putting egg whites in all my shakes when I can afford it. Plus I usually have whole eggs in the a.m. but lately they upset my stomach. Weird..
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