Volcom's Optimus PRIME Log

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Soreness means nothing.

    yeh yer right


  2. It's NICE to be sore. I get a feeling of accomplishment from it, but it really doesn't play a role in anything. I realized that when I was doing low-volume training.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by alwaysgaining View Post
    well man if u dont get sore from yor workout, time to change it up!
    one thing that ive always went by
    more intensity more growth
    if im not sore i need more intensity, or a differnt routine
    just my 2 cents
    Thanks for the input. However, I don't follow a regular routine. I may keep the same starting compound exercises for each muscle group, but beyond that, it's not much of a "routine," I generally mix things up from week to week. This is why the only strength PR's I like to measure are my starting compound movements, because the following exercises are not usually performed in the same order, if at all.
    NSCA - CSCS

  4. Just kicked Thanksgivings ass.

    Here.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by TimberLakers View Post
    Just kicked Thanksgivings ass.

    Here.
    You kick everything's ass!! Are you back in the Big Apple already brosef? It's good to have you back. It seems like you've been gone for months dude. Let the bitch-slapping commence!! :chick:
    THE PAIN YOU ENDURE TODAY WILL PRODUCE THE POWER YOU ENJOY TOMORROW!!

    "Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High."
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  6. I could only imagine the ridiculous numbers you'd be lifting if you were on gear....amazing V!!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    I could only imagine the ridiculous numbers you'd be lifting if you were on gear....amazing V!!
    I wouldn't even want to imagine THAT, the numbers are crazy already ! Great stuff V !
    Even if you naturally excell at exercises such as BB rows, in no way does that diminish your accomplishment. That would only be the case if you were wasting yout talent away...say like this :

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    It's NICE to be sore. I get a feeling of accomplishment from it, but it really doesn't play a role in anything. I realized that when I was doing low-volume training.
    AGREE, I used to think it was important until I realized I was making gains independent of DOMS.

  9. Nice log so far, Volcom!
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    It used to be .70/g prior to Operation Raw Deal but, it is best we refrain from speaking about this further lest Volcom's log be abrogated.
    ..abrogation of quality logs pisses me off..

  11. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    As mentioned before, I am a fanatic of refined and defined forearm development, in particular, the brachioradialis, forearm extensors and forearm flexors in that hierarchy of admiration and personal priority.

    I sometimes forefront my forearms on biceps days and of course I have "regular" biceps days.

    Db Hammer Curls
    60lbs Db's x 10 reps
    65lbs Db's x 8 reps
    70lbs Db's x 6 reps

    Vertical Preacher, One Arm Db, Cross-body hammer curls
    40lbs Db's x 10 reps, each arm
    45lbs Db's x 8 reps, e.a.
    50lbs Db's x 6 reps, e.a.

    Barbell Reverse Curls
    65lbs x 10 reps
    85lbs x 8 reps
    105lbs x 6 reps

    Cable Rope Curls
    100lbs x 10 reps
    120lbs x 10 reps
    140lbs x 6 reps

    Cable, EZ Bar Reverse Curls
    100lbs x 10 reps
    120lbs x 10 reps
    140lbs x 8 reps

    Cable, One Arm, Reverse Curls
    40lbs x 10 reps, e.a.
    50lbs x 10 reps, e.a.
    60lbs x 8 reps, e.a.

    Strange enough, I will not have any DOMS from this. I don't ever get DOMS anywhere these days, however, I get DOMS in my chest after every single workout. It's very weird.

    Good stuff buddy, i never worry about DOMS anymore, i seem to get better gains without it.
    Chest muscle seems to be very sensitive to lactic acid burn and DOMS, im not sure why but im exactly the same.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by TimberLakers View Post
    Just kicked Thanksgivings ass.

    Here.
    Good to have you back Timber. Nothing changed too much in your absence. I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said, "nothing in life is certain but death and taxes." The AM version is, "nothing in life is certain but Volcom and ANOTHER damn log."
    NSCA - CSCS

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    I could only imagine the ridiculous numbers you'd be lifting if you were on gear....amazing V!!
    Thanks Aussie Made. I considered it when I first got into bodybuilding. I think a lot of high schoolers "considered" it to some degree. I thought I was cursed with the super human special ability to not be able to progress, but after awhile with knowledge and experience, I realized bodybuilding was "naturally" a marathon for most.

    My strength was always fast to excel, perhaps blessedly so, but my primary concern was the short coming of the lack of morphology in my physique. Come to find out, I was simply too chunky of a monkey in high school for abs or any rock like contour to surface. Live and learn.
    NSCA - CSCS

  14. Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly View Post
    I wouldn't even want to imagine THAT, the numbers are crazy already ! Great stuff V !
    Even if you naturally excell at exercises such as BB rows, in no way does that diminish your accomplishment. That would only be the case if you were wasting yout talent away...say like this :
    I appreciate the compliment Dragonfly. I know there's a thin line between humility and unable to receive a proper compliment, I seem to go back and forth on that line. Don't know why?

    DAMN MY CHILDHOOD SUPPRESSED SOMETHING OR RATHER.... perhaps if I watch Dr. Phil season one on DVD I can figure this out.
    NSCA - CSCS

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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    It used to be .70/g prior to Operation Raw Deal but, it is best we refrain from speaking about this further lest Volcom's log be abrogated.
    I've captained many an abrogation, my screen name by all rights should be Captain Hook for my numerous hijacks.

    I honestly don't mind, in all of my logs, the only house rule has been, "mi casa su casa."
    NSCA - CSCS

  17. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    ..abrogation of quality logs pisses me off..
    damn, you must hate me....

    It's good to have your consistent support Chef!
    NSCA - CSCS

  18. Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    In!
    Kitchen Sink has arrived, NOW we can start
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by russianstar View Post
    Good stuff buddy, i never worry about DOMS anymore, i seem to get better gains without it.
    Chest muscle seems to be very sensitive to lactic acid burn and DOMS, im not sure why but im exactly the same.
    I wished my back behaved in the same manner. I believe back DOMS deliver the most psychological, "job well done" feeling for me, and I just simply enjoy Traps DOMS.
    NSCA - CSCS

  20. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I've captained many an abrogation, my screen name by all rights should be Captain Hook for my numerous hijacks.

    I honestly don't mind, in all of my logs, the only house rule has been, "mi casa su casa."
    Nah, by abrogate I meant 'shut down' - in light of the gear-price talk!

    ab⋅ro⋅gate   [ab-ruh-geyt] Show IPA Pronunciation
    Ėverb (used with object), -gat⋅ed, -gat⋅ing.
    1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
    2. to put aside; put an end to.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Nah, by abrogate I meant 'shut down' - in light of the gear-price talk!

    ab⋅ro⋅gate   [ab-ruh-geyt] Show IPA Pronunciation
    Ėverb (used with object), -gat⋅ed, -gat⋅ing.
    1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
    2. to put aside; put an end to.
    Perhaps that is the Canadian definition, but by the US Diction... I'm just kidding.
    NSCA - CSCS

  22. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Perhaps that is the Canadian definition, but by the US Diction... I'm just kidding.

    Damn canuks!!! Jk mullet!!
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Perhaps that is the Canadian definition, but by the US Diction... I'm just kidding.
    Perhaps you were thinking of 'subrogate' Volcom..

  24. when are you jumping into the prime buddy?
    SFW and GFH
  25. Pre-Prime; Back


    Following this Pre-Prime Back workout should cover most of the basis as far as my general strength is concerned. If you look at my workout and wonder, where are all the horizontal movements? This has been thoroughly explained in post #77 (with the dead lift videos).

    This has been another bar raising workout. Again, I outperformed my standard performance. I'm thinking these new and improved strength gains are not only based off of the neuromuscular reconfigurations, but also, I went from 15 hour work days and 5-6 hours of sleep, to this Thanksgiving break with normal 6-7 hour work days and 8-10 hours of sleep. As a result, my workouts have been remarkably improving.

    At least we can safely assume that as a result of my strength mechanisms having already made much of its transition, that if I do make remarkable strength improvements throughout this run, we can accredit more of it to PRIME, then the natural transition of neuromuscular enhancements. Which admittedly, have been conflicting in previous logs. Most of my "major" jumps due to neuromuscular re-adaptions have occurred, therefore, in natural circumstances, my strength improvements ought to be very subtle from now on.

    Lat Pull Downs - Wide, overhand
    230lbs x 10 reps
    250lbs x 10 reps
    270lbs x 8 reps

    Lat Pull Downs - Close, Neutral grip
    210lbs x 10 reps
    230lbs x 8 reps
    250lbs x 6 reps

    Lat Pull Downs - Behind The Neck
    190lbs x 10 reps
    195lbs x 10 reps
    200lbs x 8 reps

    Body Weight Pull Ups - Wide, overhand
    BW x 10 reps
    BW x 10 reps
    BW x 8 reps

    Body Weight Pull Ups - Close, underhand
    BW x 8 reps
    BW x 8 reps
    BW x 8 reps

    Hammer Pull Downs - Behind The Neck
    180lbs x 10 reps
    200lbs x 10 reps
    230lbs x 8 reps

    I'd like to re-address the neuromuscular facets, as they are imperative to accurate measurements of PRIME's results (for me).

    I've "started" transitional logs, where day one of supplement X launched day 1 of going from moderate weight/high volume into heavy weight/moderate volume. The fault of this is, the first 3 weeks of this transition, where the body is re-adjusting to much heavier loads, A LOT of NATURAL neuromuscular occurrences take place that will have paramount influence over strength. Much more influential then any non-Rx PCT required supplement. The biggest jumps in strength normally occur within these initial 3 weeks. Therefore, I have ran logs where I was unsure where to accredit sudden jumps in strength, as I was very aware of potential natural occurrences in strength jumps, but not aware of how effective the supplements were and how much they played a role.

    All this to say, my major jumps in strength have already occurred for the most part, as I have been in this transitional stage for the past 3-4 weeks. Though they have been subtle transitions, meaning my rep range would go from 15-20 reps, all the way down to 6 reps, through 5-8 sets, as oppose to now, with a much more strength focused 10-6 reps, 3 sets.

    In conclusion, with the radical neuromuscular adjustments having already taken place, accrediting PRIME with "notable" strength gains, if any, will be an implication with greater integrity.
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