(Sponsored ) Smeton put's Universal's Intra-aid to the test

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  1. That is great news SY! Glad to hear it.


    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    yeah I'm excited. I'm not going to go too heavy or too hard just yet. its my first time doing this in five months. ease into it over the next month or couple of months. At least I'm able to lift. thanks for the support Univeral team and everyone else. It mean's a lot.
    Yes sir, slow and steady back into it my man. Train smarter not harder until it all comes back up.


  2. Slow and steady is definitely the way to go here... don't wanna rush back into something. Trust me I know from tweaking my right knee... slowly easing into it again on heavy squats.
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  3. Low incline db press 30 lbs-20 x's
    Chest stretch 15 lbs-1:00

    Homon 90 % db press 15 lbs-15

    kickbacks 20 lbs 15 x's

    one arm db rows 35 lbs- 15 x's

    barbell rows (false grip ) 25 (on each side) 10 x

    barbell shrugs 45 +45- 10 x's

    pullup(middle grip) 160- assisted 10 x's
    back hang 160 lbs- 1:00

    I think i overdid it today with either the db rows, the barbell rows or the shrug. My arm felt a little too much and back to the drawing board on these exercises, may have to cut them out. well see how sore elbow gets. On an up note no pain right now. Ice it good after workout.

    Had the Intra-aid when I was running out of steam and it re-energized me. this product has my approval boys and girls and if you know me you know I test logs objectively. The taste is what sets it apart, along with the energy it gives you, when your steam is low.
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  4. Take it easy on that arm/elbow issue man. No need getting set back again. Good on ya for testing the waters though. You got work done anyway. Had to feel good even if the arm didn't afterwards?


    Hg

  5. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    Had the Intra-aid when I was running out of steam and it re-energized me. this product has my approval boys and girls and if you know me you know I test logs objectively. The taste is what sets it apart, along with the energy it gives you, when your steam is low.
    Very solid feedback. I hope your elbow gets better... heating pad, IB Profen, and ice FTW!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    Low incline db press 30 lbs-20 x's
    Chest stretch 15 lbs-1:00

    Homon 90 % db press 15 lbs-15

    kickbacks 20 lbs 15 x's

    one arm db rows 35 lbs- 15 x's

    barbell rows (false grip ) 25 (on each side) 10 x

    barbell shrugs 45 +45- 10 x's

    pullup(middle grip) 160- assisted 10 x's
    back hang 160 lbs- 1:00

    I think i overdid it today with either the db rows, the barbell rows or the shrug. My arm felt a little too much and back to the drawing board on these exercises, may have to cut them out. well see how sore elbow gets. On an up note no pain right now. Ice it good after workout.

    Had the Intra-aid when I was running out of steam and it re-energized me. this product has my approval boys and girls and if you know me you know I test logs objectively. The taste is what sets it apart, along with the energy it gives you, when your steam is low.
    I think your doing the right thing with these lower weights,but maybe you should take some time off buddy. I know the problem I had with my forearms we talked about a while back did'nt go away till I did just that. Good luck man I'll be following along.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by JOHNJESSICA20 View Post
    I think your doing the right thing with these lower weights,but maybe you should take some time off buddy. I know the problem I had with my forearms we talked about a while back did'nt go away till I did just that. Good luck man I'll be following along.
    I might do that and just do calves,thanks. Time will tell.

    Alternate Db curls 10 lbs -20 x's strong squeeze at the top

    Reverse wrist curls on knee 5 lbs-30 x's

    Incline Nautilus calves 2 plates(F.R.O.M. pre contest ) 12 x's
    then I put on some extra weight just because I'm not training all out and did some Dc normal -10-15 stretch with 2 plates and 25. Then, did reverse calve raises a few sets(trib muscle-outer muscle)

    Did the Intra-aid with 25 oz of very cold water..drank some then added more water. Yes it doesn't taste as gritty with added water. Like it more like this.

    Life fitness leg curl machine #8 - 20 x's

    Life fitness leg extension #8-30 x's
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  8. Most of us are the same way sm, we find that a little extra water makes it taste even better.

    Hg

  9. I'm taking super care of my elbow. I mean the best ever!yeah did the same thing with the intra-aid alot fo water. good as usual, when we as humans become accustomed to what we have we forget how lucky we are. ive been used to intra-aid and I'm grateful for this opportunity. I changed my training due to I'm really just very slowly getting back into lifting upper body at very light weights.I'd also like to say bcaa's are useful for muscle wasting on patients that have this and I feel this has greatly helped spar a few lbs. also hmb has been proven to be useful for muscle wasting(all hmb though is pre-cursor to meaning it converts [just like a prohormone] to leucine so i think Lucine would do the same thing, regardless hmb has been proven by Layne Norton)

    chest Db floor press 30 lbs- many reps(could have gone a lot higher but didn't want to risk what happened last week. work smarter not harder) 3-4 sets warmup

    life fitness side lateral machine 40 lbs- a lot of reps 15-20
    3 sets warm up

    tricep kickbacks 20 lbs- 20 x's, 25 lbs, 10 x's
    elbow was popping pretty bad, no pain though. Tricep tendinitis , me thinks.

    then worked my outer calves(trib something)

    heres a tip put a dumb bell(or if you have ankle weights put them on) between your feet , get on a bench(your bed will work) hang your feet off and go up and down, works the hell out of your outer calves.
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  10. Biceps, forearms, back, abs, traps

    went to another elbow specialist. I am hyperextensive (tendons & ligaments like loose rubber bands) esp in my upper body he says. (i was born like this) basically he said don't lock out because this causes major stress on a double jointed person and if it stays the same or gets worst he'll recommend his friend which specifically will do surgery to cut the inflammation out. time will tell he also said I'm doing the right thing by lifting lightly and accessing pain tolerance in relation to the weight utilized.

    Mixed the Intra-aid with 25 oz and am going to have to start doing it with 30-50 oz. makes last longer and taste better. Intra-aid is some strong tasting stuff.

    bicep curls 20 lbs- many reps
    slayermetal7 curls 25 lbs-20 at 5:00 in.
    YouTube - DC Training Back, Biceps, Forearms
    wide grip cable row 85-15
    pull downs 85- 15 x;s
    back hang 160 lbs assisted 1:00
    worked on lower abs
    shrugs on smith machine on a squat position. I put the bar on my traps since I don't think its a good idea to grip anything and just shrugs got up to 2 plates on each side for ten, nice and slow squeeze at the top so I felt every muscle in my traps filling with blood
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    shrugs on smith machine on a squat position. I put the bar on my traps since I don't think its a good idea to grip anything and just shrugs got up to 2 plates on each side for ten, nice and slow squeeze at the top so I felt every muscle in my traps filling with blood
    Have you tried using a standing calve machine to do shrugs?

    Also, you may think about overhead shrugs with a dumbbell or barbell.

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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Have you tried using a standing calve machine to do shrugs?

    Also, you may think about overhead shrugs with a dumbbell or barbell.
    the gym I'm at now doesn't have one. I've thought about switching gyms.

    I'm kind of hesitate of holding those atm. may try it and see.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    And the video is no longer available?

    What was it of?

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    sit at a cable row machine with a rope attached, lay back and hammer curl.
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  15. Thanks for that video S. I am going to try those lying rope curls.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    Thanks for that video S. I am going to try those lying rope curls.
    yeah there good for adding a new exercise in to forearms when the other exercise stagnates.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    Thanks for that video S. I am going to try those lying rope curls.

    I was thinking, the only place at my gym to do them in on the seated cable row. That will get me some looks LOL!

    I may be able to use the low cable pull attachment on my boys Weider bench? Gonna have to try these.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    I was thinking, the only place at my gym to do them in on the seated cable row. That will get me some looks LOL!

    I may be able to use the low cable pull attachment on my boys Weider bench? Gonna have to try these.
    I was gonna drag a bench over to the cable crossovers...

  19. Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    I was gonna drag a bench over to the cable crossovers...

    Ah! Didn't think of that!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    Ah! Didn't think of that!
    You're not the only mad scientist!

  21. Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    You're not the only mad scientist!
    lol. I'm laughing at something Ive been studying and practicing having to do with a scientist this post just reminded me of it anyways....

    Today was legs I switched to the three way split(and only one strait set) so I'm really not doing Dc Im trying out new exercises and doing light workouts(ok all the ***** jokes and light days what are they jokes can go here) 1. I don't want my legs bigger. 2. a cruise to give me body a break, along with testing my elbow.

    The Intra-aid went right before my last set for the day because I'm used to the two way split and this is my first time trying to three way split and the workouts are a lot faster. two way split takes a longgg time.

    *Had the Intra-aid with about 35 oz of water and as usual it was tasty. Again, I so used to it now I forget what its like to not drink it. When it's taking away I'll know(and feel it) Be fortunate this has been brought to the market, taste it and taste the difference=) *(along with the fact there ingredients work if you know your bodybuilding supplements.

    Ok calves on this leg press machine(life fitness) is the brand I think)(Dc pre-contest style)
    130- 12 or so times. (I lost my log book and in till my blast starts Im just going without it)

    lying leg curl- 110- 15 x-20 x's

    smith very close footed squats 45 and 25- 6 x's (I had so much more gas left in the tank and I'm cruising so I'm not going to wear myself out-yeah guess you can say it was a tampon workout, thats okay though I used to go to absolute failure trying to beat my lb's on the three way split and got worn out easily. Its best if your feeling worn beat the perevious week, don't go in till you don't have an ounce of energy to you left) Training like someone has a bullet to your head is useful at times but not 100 % all the time. the body needs to recovery at certain times.
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  22. I like those feet together smith machine squats... really brings out the outer sweep in your quads...

  23. Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    I like those feet together smith machine squats... really brings out the outer sweep in your quads...
    yeah it took my poundage down alot comparing to the wider stance. that's the reason i do them the sweep. Skip la cour (the manformation guy)said he couldn't get his sweep to grow and since he started doing closer positioned squats the sweep came up.
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  24. Ok I joined a new gym with elite equipment(don't get me wrong the other has things that this one doesn't, I'm speaking overall though)

    Today was a Nautilus fly chest machine(that put no basically no pressure on my arm) 70 lbs i think... repped it out(will have to get log-book, lost mine)

    Nautilus lateral rise machine repped out

    triceps nautilus dip machine repped out

    Intra-aid after workout thirty ox which was good. This time any amount is good to me. sure cold water and more sometimes makes it taste better. I'm just happy to have it.
    The main point I make is the fact that these ingredients work like a charm and the taste is nice.(nicer than anything Ive tasted, unless purple wrath did taste better its been like six months, but comparing now to then it taste better) purple wrath had a fuzzy taste imho. also this beats out optimum nutrition's bcaa which was chalky and todays standards people would call it gross(you guys have it good compared to back in 02-03. You know your serious is you down nasty tasting stuff.
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  25. New equipment to switch it up is a good thing man. Might be just what you need for arm day now?

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    New equipment to switch it up is a good thing man. Might be just what you need for arm day now?
    Correct. from what I see that's why I joined because better equipment to work with my body with the rahab process.(which its really not an injury anymore, its more of rehabbing it, which is great news. my elbow specialist actually told me to what Im doing is a good idea, repping it out and seeing if there's any pain, instead of diving in and chancing it) Animal flex has been treating me good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    Correct. from what I see that's why I joined because better equipment to work with my body with the rahab process.(which its really not an injury anymore, its more of rehabbing it, which is great news. my elbow specialist actually told me to what Im doing is a good idea, repping it out and seeing if there's any pain, instead of diving in and chancing it) Animal flex has been treating me good.

    Then it is all good news man. Glad to hear this. It's always great to be on the mend and rebounding back.

  28. Weight
    today 239.5

    Bicep, forarms, back width, back thickness, traps

    Nautilus bicep machine 30 lbs -15 x's no pain Im icing right now as I type

    one arm reverse cable curl(strict) 10 lbs 15 x's

    Pullup (lil past shoulder width grip,
    150 lbs assisted) 16 x's

    Back hang 150 lbs assisted 1:00

    Had some Intra -aid and sipped it though this and back width. 25-30 oz of water. Much credit to you guys.

    Nautilus row machine(one arm at a time, Dorian did these)(at the bottom as I feel every fiber of my lower lats being stimulated) 90 lbs- 15 x's

    Shrugs on the calve machine a few sets repped it out. last set was at 300 lbs 5 x's and squeeze hard at the top , not stopping squeezing at the top in till i felt blood gorged in my upper traps.
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  29. My lats were hurting just reading some of those workouts. Great work S!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    Nautilus row machine(one arm at a time, Dorian did these)(at the bottom as I feel every fiber of my lower lats being stimulated) 90 lbs- 15 x's

    Shrugs on the calve machine a few sets repped it out. last set was at 300 lbs 5 x's and squeeze hard at the top , not stopping squeezing at the top in till i felt blood gorged in my upper traps.
    You've been on a steady incline of progression in here sy. Very motivating bro. I'm glad you got to be one of our loggers and get to try the IA. It seems you've really put it to good use. Making the most of every workout while rehabbing.

    Hg
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