USP Prime Log
- 09-02-2008, 07:50 PM
- 09-02-2008, 09:42 PM
Not really noticing anything for cardio today. Made an order for Muscle Milk and Divanex today, right in time b/c the Divanex is now sold out!
Either tomorrow or Thursday, I will do a workout consisting of mostly jump squats and plyometric drills. I am hoping from week to week I will be able to shave days here and there so that I can work legs more often. Not expecting to see any results these first two weeks, so I will probably give myself more recovery time until PCT is over. I sure would like to see some of those claims of needing to take days off from Prime to keep from working out, I am feeling the hangover from the long weekend. Energy was high going in, down in the dumps now.
I couldn't possibly wait to try Prime. I need to know if it works. I'd rather try it fresh now and have the experince of testing a mystery substance. If I waited, then I might be more angry if it didn't work and it would probably go into the back of the cabinet. Of course, if it works then I'm glad I started early and I would be happy to buy more.
- 09-02-2008, 10:07 PM
09-03-2008, 08:21 PM
Jump Squats went well today. Little rough on my previously injured knee. Both scales were removed at my gym, so I have no idea what I weigh.
09-06-2008, 09:55 AM
Weight is at 193, good workouts this week, strength remained about the same. Libido is up from the Divanex. I do feel more willing to chalenge myself. After jump squats I wanted to do some olympic squats just to see if I could get up to my max. Of course, I have been focusing on my legs for a while and need to stay with my design for this to be a light week.
I will probably move legs up earlier in the week and do 2 days of legs with 10-12 sets each day. Chest day was pretty good, got a great pump, but I have been getting big time pumps for a while now.
Noticing a little appetite increase, but this weeks schedule has been hectic. Food intake is a little down and I missed a dose last night due to falling asleep early. When taking into account that this could happen in the future, I will take Prime everyday. 2 bottles should be 40 days and by then I will either gladly pay the $50 to stay on or discontinue.
So far I am very happy with my PCT. My reduced workload has helped to maintain my strength and I would love to stay above 190 until I decide to cut.
09-06-2008, 11:58 AM
What kind of reps you working on with the squats? Lay that leg training out here so we can see it. For your size I think you could easily put another 75-100lbs on that squat.
09-06-2008, 12:48 PM
I have a metal rod in my right leg, so my legs have lagged behind. I used to do a bodybuilding-type routine. Close-stance squats, high reps (10-12) and 10 sets of isolation excercises.
Every since I dropped both reps and sets for jump training, I have been making progress, but I am careful when raising the loads. My working set is 325 for 5 reps, for 4 sets. This is a wide stance, olympic squat, legs below parallel, but not ATG. My leg press is about 1000 pounds for 4 reps.
09-06-2008, 07:16 PM
Does the rod in your leg limit you? 325x4x5 is some decent squatting for anyone. I was thinking it was your 1RM for some reason.
Have you ever tried any bottom postion squats? Everytime I have used them in the past my squat increased and since I have been dealing with some knee pain they are what I am using exclusively. I am also using singles for basically all of my sets.
09-07-2008, 07:32 AM
I have trouble powering out of the bottom when doing ATG, even at low weights. Also, my vertical off my bad leg is terrible. Probably 12" for a one legged takeoff. My vertical for the other leg and a two leg jump is what I do by.
Do I need a smith machine or is a possible to do these squats from a power rack?
09-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Never heard or seen anyone do bottom squats before but I just looked it up and it looks like it would be good to throw in every couple of weeks.
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09-07-2008, 06:20 PM
Here is a few vids of yours truly to just get a visual. I use a power rack. I have used homemade saw horses before I had my rack to do these. I don't really like the thoughts of a smith machine for anything but I guess it could work, but its just not going to be the same.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIZYn33LdK0"]YouTube - Partial Pin Squat- 440lbsx1[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFLNIIoCLSs"]YouTube - Partial Pin Squat- 405x5[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO8kdSf7jmQ"]YouTube - Partial Pin Squats- 315[/ame]
09-07-2008, 08:04 PM
If you are trying to build power out of the hole, you may want to consider taking the pins down a notch or two to assure you are at least getting to depth.
Best of luck!
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09-07-2008, 09:42 PM
My pins have me starting right around parallel. If I dropped the pins down to the next hole in my rack I'd never get under it. For me the hole isn't really the problem, its the area where I start the pin squats. Watch this lift from a few months back and you'll see the slow down point for me.
YouTube - Raw Squat 455lbs
Your advice may be spot on for Triple C though. If he has access to a rack that he can get down pretty low it may be worth the effort. But in reality you can't beat the simple plain old squat.
09-07-2008, 10:34 PM
09-07-2008, 10:45 PM
09-07-2008, 11:03 PM
09-09-2008, 08:34 PM
Box Squats today. Definately noticing a mental edge. Maxed out at 365, without a knee brace or any other equipment. My best workout before spraining my knee was 325x5 for 4 sets on free squat. For box squats, I did 325x5 and 365x2 for 2 sets, but with some assistance for the second rep on each set. Should I be able to free squat more than 365 or does box=free?
09-10-2008, 12:30 PM
Well it depends on several things, but mainly it depends on box height. If you are on a high box its not going to be comparable to a full ATG free squat, its going to be more than the free squat. But, a low box will probably be a bit lower than the free squats. Box squats are tough and work great, but be aware that if you box squat for awhile and do no free squatting it may take you a bit to see the carry over. Although some people see it instantly.
09-10-2008, 01:19 PM
but its not what i consider ATG.........
My atg is this.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWTmg4dHiKg"]YouTube - How to do the Asian squat[/ame]
im at 185 on the bar and its hard coming out the hole for me. If one can get to impressive weights with this form its all gravy.
09-10-2008, 04:04 PM
^^ nice video!
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09-10-2008, 11:31 PM
Chest/Tris today. Great workout, last week for dumbell presses I did 85x3. This week 85x5, 90x4, 95x3 and 100x1. I didn't feel I had all my strength last week, but the strength increase is impressive. Also, I forgot to take the Divanex before the workout.
Followed with some Karate afterward. Did lose focus due to tiredness. Definately going to look into getting another bottle to up this log to 60 days. For day 11, I am very impressed.
09-13-2008, 09:32 AM
Rested the last two days. Missed a dose here and there. Still, this is unbelievable. My weight is 196, even though I haven't been eating as much over the past 2 days. I am at where I was during my cycle, or possibly better. This is week 7 of PCT and I'm sure the Divanex provides some synergy, but I have used DS Activate before without these kind of PCT results.
Frankly, I wouldn't be shocked if USP Labs was slipping us some kind of hormone
I haven't been able to continue plyometrics for the past 2 weeks. I'm going to be moving to a new place, so I might jump on another program in a week or two. My vertical is not significantly better, but I did test on the day after squatting.
09-14-2008, 12:17 PM
09-17-2008, 08:03 AM
Recovery is good. Feel "ready to go anytime" between sets. Did lose concentration due to fatigue during karate, but I don't expect to me a machine.
Back Monday, Legs yestersay. 365x2 onto a lower box than last time. 385x6, 405x2 partial reps to above parallel. I'm probably going to go lighter weight and ATG in a week or two. Didn't really feel the edge as much, even though I took StimX, but I have missed doses of Nolva/Clomid and Prime over the weekend.
Using acne product everyday and still not clear. Libido is outrageous, partly due to the Divanex. Really want to find a way to do plyometrics since I am extending this run. I also want to see if the results from 60 days can actually be as good as the results from 30 days.
Sometimes I think my body composition has changed, sometimes not. Weight is still a little above 195, which is good. Third bottle has been ordered from Nutraplanet, but at $54 I might have to save up just to get a 4th before I run out. And it could even sell out by then. Really kicking myself for not getting more at $30.
09-17-2008, 09:06 AM
Yah I had a feeling about this so I ordered 10, very glad I did but I had to share with my son. I may have to pick up more!!
09-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Back/Bis, Calves today. Good workout, not great. Things seem to have plateaued. I don't see any changes in composition. I am still motivated to workout and not take any time off, but I'm kind of burnt out. My vertical is the same, I haven't been able to do any plyometrics. Also, I have the stress of moving to deal with.
09-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Yesterday, I had Chest & Tris. I had every reason to have a bad workout. I had very small meals that day, i ate a milkshake 3-4 hours b4 my wo and that's it. I was tired, down in the dumps, my team (The Jets) had lost badly, I was unmotivated due to my lack of progress in dunking and I felt Prime had started to diminished.
Ended up working up to 100 x 4 and 100 x 3, improving greatly on last weeks effort, amazing. Legs later today.
09-25-2008, 09:20 AM
lol yah sometimes the shytiest days can produce the best workouts. I am sure prime played it's part though.
09-25-2008, 07:42 PM
Legs yesterday. Just didn't have it. Slept on a couch at my new place, had to miss meals due to work training. Couldn't get 315 up off the low box more than once. Switched to Jump Squats, good mornings.
I probably need to reevaluate my lower body routine. I am not really progressing at my main goal, maybe because of over training. For PCT I have only done plyometrics for the first 3-4 weeks and legs once a week. A week of lower body rest might help me and I would rather take it sooner than in mid/late Oct. when I will be on my final weeks of prime.
I need to find a way to do some kind of plyometrics, whether jump drills or just sprinting drills. Weight maybe slightly down, I would put the visual feeling as "kinda feeling jacked all day". I don't feel like my clothes are getting looser one bit. Diet has suffered during the past week, may need some time to get it on point after moving.
The prime testimonial mentioned guys doing well on little sleep. Does anybody find that they are getting less hours of sleep on prime even when they are trying not to?
10-05-2008, 08:16 PM
Not much to report. Only worked chest and shoulders this week. Haven't checked weight. Diet is poor due to my new apartment not having all the appliances for my usual meals. I feel like I am maintaining, but I am not seeing the effects getting more pronounced over the weeks. It is working, but less noticeably.