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    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Is there a statistically significant relationship between your weight (173.5) and "Good bowel movement from the oatbran"? . Nice log so far!
    I think so, which is why I usually indicate my hydration status/other pertinent details when I weigh in. It helps me compare apples to apples when tracking my weight.

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    Im around here too!! I turned 20 in august as well. Us old timers gotta hold it down
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    Tues Nov 4: Deadlifts


    Workout:
    Deadlifts 135x5 225x5 315x5,5, 2

    HIIT: 25s/50s x10, Level 19

    Comments:

    Weight= 173

    Comments:
    - Really wanted to get 6 reps in on the deadlifts, just didn't happen. I believe I was sore from the previous day's DB Clean & Jerk, my back was slightly stiff
    - Weight seems to be happy at 173 lol
    - itching was going down; did some HIIT in a new luluelmon/athletic shirt and was feeling kind of itchy, but sleep is much improved



    Wed Nov 5th = Rest
    - not really rest b/c I'm so busy all day I have no time to go to the gym, but I need a rest day anyways
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    Nice job. I can't wait until my lame lumbar is strong enough to dead again. Good job, bud.
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    Hey ninjamonkey, Just checkin' in. You still itchy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Nice job. I can't wait until my lame lumbar is strong enough to dead again. Good job, bud.
    There's surprisingly few guys who deadlifts at my gym. It's a movement I think all people without injuries should do. Next week I might drop it down to 285, and focus on doing smooth controlled motions, and maybe 5x8. 315 might be a bit much to do with proper form right now.

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    Hey ninjamonkey, Just checkin' in. You still itchy?
    On and off. I think it's a combination of the exercise T's and nuts. I definitely noticed a rash on my obliques after I had a few handfuls of pistachios for dinner, and on Tuesday I was itching like a mofo after peanuts. It's just odd because I'll go 2 days without nuts, and still have an itchy night. I'm falling asleep quicker despite the itching, and it's not as bad as last week, I'm just hoping it will go away soon.

    Did Chest/Back yesterday, legs in a few hours and will update this afternoon.
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    dude sorry I missed the bday notice! happy belated B-day bro!

    glad to see the itching is going down... although slowly.
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    Thurs Nov 6- Chest/Back


    Workout:
    1a) Weighted Dips (+30) 11,10,8, (8) - Sore Wrist, lack of warmup
    1b) Pullups; 4x Failure
    2a) Isolat Pulldown Machine 4x8
    2b) Fly Machine: 3x9
    3a) Single Dumble Row; 120; 4x8
    4a) BB Decl 155; 3x9
    4b) Face Pulls 3x8 + Hold
    5a) DB Incl 75x8,7,6,6 (Wanted to improve more here, tired now though)
    5b) BB Rows; 135; 4x8
    Cardio: "Stairway to heaven" = Stairs + Pushups at the end of every level

    Weight: 173

    Comments:
    - typing all that out, I realized how long that was lol, had some medium DOMS next day
    - a friend wants to work out together, but our schedules don't line up
    - Not too much of an increase in any lifts yet
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    What day are you on, Steveo?
    I bought 2 bottles for a run. I am thinking about waiting until after Thanksgiving, though.
    I also got a ton of IGF-1
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    Day 14: Fri Nov 7


    Workout: Legs

    BB Squats; 4x6
    Leg Press: 4x10 (Deep)
    Front Squat; 155; 3x5
    BB Lunges 135; 3x6
    DB Split Squat; 35's ; 3x7
    Diff. Leg Press; 4x10

    Weight: 173

    Comments:
    - weight seems stuck at 173, however my abdomen is feeling slightly chubbier/well padded, I don't feel like there's a recomp going on
    - MAJOR DOMS , like woah, it hasn't been this sore in a long time
    - did today's workout in 2 parts since the 1st time I only had an hour and some guy was asking me questions for a good 20 minutes. I don't mind helping , but he kept asking about everything!

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    My Observations:
    -Haven't noticed any full-body pump/muscle hardness
    - slight increase in vasculature at the end of the day
    - I pushed myself really hard these last 2 workouts and got some heavy DOMS, which I like because it shows I worked hard
    - I was training beforehand at a very high intensity/frequency, and have only kept it up
    - odd rash has gone away, mild itching, removed nuts from diet as a precaution since Wed Nov 5th to isolate the problem
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    Day 15- Sat Nov 8


    Workout: Shoulders

    1a) Weighted Dips: (+35)- (8),8,7,2(5) - up from 30lb dumbell
    BB Shoulder Press
    Cleans 115; 5,6,5,6- I failed my October Goal of mastering them, but I'm going to work on it!
    BB Shrugs
    DB Arm Abduction
    SkullCrushers
    Lat-Bar Pullovers
    DB Shoulderpress
    Military Press

    HIIT: 7 Sprints only

    Weight: 173.5

    Comments:
    - I OD'ed on the banaba this morning lol, ended up with 250mg instead of 150 mg 20%, threw me for a loop. I was eating Jam with a spoon and concentrated acai/honey before my workout; I should have figured something was up.
    - Took AP + 3 Neovar 2.0 PWO , and ate like mad lol. Ended up eating my usual pre and post-WO oatbran, then some lasagna, veggies and chicken chili
    - I feel like my workouts are getting longer; My 60 minutes in the gym is easily turning into 80
    - No massive strength boost, but I do feel like my volume has increased. Today my friend actually asked me how long I was at the gym, and I realized I was 75 minutes in! I usually aim for 60-75 minutes, time flew by.
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    Mini Update Before Deadlifts:

    - I've noticed consistently over the last 3 days pretty severe DOMS. Even X-Factor which I didn't respond too didn't make me this sore! And the exercises are not new (except for the cleans yesterday). My tri's are killing me after just skull-crushers and the weighted dips. Cleans really did a number on my hams I think.

    For learning cleans I'm following : The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Power Cleans | StrongLifts.com , if anybody knows a better guide let me know. I might video a few and get Volcom to help me.

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    What day are you on, Steveo?
    I bought 2 bottles for a run. I am thinking about waiting until after Thanksgiving, though.
    I also got a ton of IGF-1
    I started on Sat Oct 25th, I'm on day 16 right now. Just about done the 1st bottle. I was going to ask if you meant IGF-2 but I'm sure you got the real goods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    I was going to ask if you meant IGF-2 but I'm sure you got the real goods
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    Happy Belated Birthday Steve!! Logs lookn good man! Keep up the good work!
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    Good log bro, nice to see honest views on prime, it does seem to be working for you, with cardio output, but possibly you will need more time to see the full effects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    Happy Belated Birthday Steve!! Logs lookn good man! Keep up the good work!
    dude that AVI of yours always says HAPPY bday, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russianstar View Post
    Good log bro, nice to see honest views on prime, it does seem to be working for you, with cardio output, but possibly you will need more time to see the full effects?
    You're right in the last part of that sentence; 16 days isn't enough time to gauge the effects, which is why I'm continuing with the 2nd bottle lol. The weight plateau can only mean I'm at a homeostatic caloric intake. My workouts seems to have become more intense. Another possibility is that avoiding nuts may have lowered my daily caloric intake more than I expected. I've compensated by having a few tsp's of Coconut Oil throughout the day and lots of cheese, however it might not be enough. I'm focusing on upping my calories even further.

    I've been training very heavily for these past 2 weeks, and right now everything is sore (Last 3 workouts gave me severe DOMS) so I'm taking the day off tomorrow and making sure I get plenty of sleep. I know the itching has taken a toll on the quality of my sleep, which may be hindering my gains. I've been cycling 5/2 on Powerfull, and I can notice the difference when I take the 2 days off.
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    Day 16: Sun Nov 9


    Workout:Back/Bi's

    Deadlifts: 135x5, 315x8,5,3,2 : Went from 6-8, although I was tanked after that show lol
    DB Preacher Curls 4x8
    DB Obliques : 70 (+5); 8,7,7,7

    HIIT Sprints: 9 Sets, Poorly done due to stiff hamstrings

    Weight: 172.5

    Comments:
    - Happy to get those extra 2 reps on my deadlift. The last 2 times were poor showings, and this time with my fatigued posterior chain (b/c of cleans) I thought I was going to have a bad time. Actually it felt so light I could have done probably 10 if my grip didn't give out on me! Afterwards it felt regular, but the 1st lift was awesome.
    - My friend impulse purchased some NO-Xplode yesterday, $70 for the 40 serving one. He was jittery from the caffeine. Luckily I've told him and his housemate about NP and he's going to be throwing in a big Xmas order
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    Nice job on the deads! I love to see deads progressing. It's one of the most legit PR's.
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    Day 17: Rest


    From the desk of Steveo: Rest days are lovely. That being said, I was out of the house at 8 and didn't get home until 7 lol. Spent 1 hour waiting at the health clinic after getting itchy yesterday afternoon, only to get told exactly what I knew. It looked like a skin rash from clothing, take benadryl, and I got a stronger cream to apply.

    And true to the "From the desk of Steveo" line, here's what it looks like. Today's Economist (Still haven't read last weeks lol, the fitness book I got out for my mom/sister but they weren't too scared by it, and an immunology textbook if I feel like working lol.



    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post



    Nice job on the deads! I love to see deads progressing. It's one of the most legit PR's.
    I definitely feel it in my back today, which I thought I might not since i had done so little volume. Deads might be one exercise where I keep the reps low, but just keep charging ahead. My form isn't the greatest though, so alternately I might drop the weight down 20 and work on getting 8 reps with good form. Still up in the air.
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    Day 18- Chest & Back


    Workout:
    1a) Dips (+35) (8), 9, 7, (8)
    1b) Pullups- 4x Exhaustion
    2a) DB Incl 75x8,0,7 - Spotter didn't understand I needed help getting my left elbow up on 2nd set, he was listening to music
    2b) Lat-Bar Pullovers 70;4x8
    3a) BB Row 135;4x7
    3b) DB Fly's 35; 4x10
    4a) BB Flat 165; 4x5 (It's sad I know lol, I neglected this for ages for DB's and can press more that way + getting tired)
    4b) Face Pulls - 4x Exhaustion
    5a) T-Bar Rows- 45;4x8
    5b) BB Decl; 155x12,10,8,(8)

    Weight: 172.5

    Comments:
    - Feeling pretty exhausted after this workout, was long and brutal. My sessions are definitely lengthening without me trying to
    - Having my friends spot me (except that failed DB Incl) lets me push harder than before
    - Not too much progression today, but I pushed hard
    - I will take some 3 week photos on Saturday to help assess where I'm at
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    Day 19- Legs


    Workout:
    BB Squats: 4x7
    BB Lunges: 135; 4x8
    DB Split Squats; 4x5
    BB Front Squats: 3x6 (deep)
    Leg Press: 4x9

    Weight: 172.5

    Comments:
    - quick and dirty 1 hr workout b/w class
    - I was tired from getting to bed late the night before, had dance. Didn't take pre-WO stim b/c I don't want to get dependent on caffeine
    - Had a surprisingly intense workout once I got there, good focus/training intensity


    Day 20: Shoulder

    Workout:
    Machine Shoulder Press: 255; 10,10,8,6
    Cap'n Chair
    BB Shoulder Press 115x5, 105x6,4 (Up from 105 for 1st set b/c I couldn't find the damn 5 lb's lol)
    BB Shrugs 205; 4x10 (Mind muscle pinch)
    Wipers; 3x10
    DB Tricep Extension on Bench; 4x10
    V-Bar Preachers; 4x5
    DB Obliques 70: 10,6 (Grip exhausted)
    DB Incl Bi's; 35; 4x8
    Dips: (+35) 6,6, (8)
    Ab Work
    (While making oatmeal) BW Chair Dips for Triceps; 3x Failure

    Comments:
    That was a crazy hour! JP8 got me going.
    - Prime is definitely making me SORE! I get DOMS after every workout, last week straight. I believe I am pushing myself harder without even trying
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    nice to hear with the prime, i might have to eventually try it out
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    Just need to ask. Are you experiencing any lethargy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ari4216 View Post
    nice to hear with the prime, i might have to eventually try it out
    I'm glad my log is helping you make your decision

    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Just need to ask. Are you experiencing any lethargy?
    The only lethargy I noticed was on leg day, when I went to bed around midnight and got up at 7:50. It was due to my decreased sleep. Previous lethargy was from the mad itching, which has almost gone away. So no unexplained lethargy , and no flu/cold either


    Random side notes: Tomorrow I run out of NOW Adam and will be switching to CL's Orange Triad. Also I finished the 1st bottle of Prime yesterday.
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    Lethargy is the last thing I feel on Prime. After I do one workout I look forward to the next. I know what you are talking about the doms though... immediate soreness directly after the workout and into the next day. I feel like a rock so I don't care about being sore... fuggit..
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