Volcom's Optimus PRIME Log
- 12-03-2008, 08:02 AM
- 12-03-2008, 08:29 AM
- 12-03-2008, 11:31 AM
12-03-2008, 11:33 AM
I'm not quite sure what a muscle buzz is, so I wouldn't know if I experienced it, could someone refresh for me?
As for the strength increase. I have been this strong and stronger on the flat bench before, so its not as radical of a gain say if they were all time PR's. I won't be nearing the realm of all time PR's until I'm hitting 315lbs for 6+ reps (without a spotter who clean and jerks the bar). With that said, I didn't expect to hit the next notch on the ladder so quickly.
NSCA - CSCS
12-03-2008, 11:39 AM
12-03-2008, 11:40 AM
12-03-2008, 11:41 AM
12-03-2008, 11:53 AM
12-03-2008, 11:56 AM
12-03-2008, 12:27 PM
12-03-2008, 12:39 PM
12-03-2008, 01:19 PM
12-03-2008, 01:20 PM
12-03-2008, 01:31 PM
What's the price tag of this Udo oil you speak of? I may find myself in Vitamin Shoppe when I get some new clothes next week at the outlets.
12-03-2008, 01:42 PM
12-03-2008, 02:29 PM
H-Drol Q&A for the fellas
I'm looking into the future, post PRIME of course, about an H-Drol run. Through gathering information from helpful members, I've gathered a stockpile list and would like your guys' input (yay or nay's, take away or add).
1. H-Drol (1 bottle) $27.99: 50mg daily/30 days.
2. Cycle Assist (1 bottle) $27.99/30 days.
3. Fish Oils
4. Vitamin C
1. 6 OXO Extreme (1 bottle) $36.95/15 days
2. DTHC (already in hand). 6caps/day/20 days
3. Icarriin-50 (already in hand). 1000mg/day/15 days
4. Post Cycle Support (1 bottle) $41.95/30 days
sub-total: $134.88 minimum (not including fish oils, vit C, multi, tax, shipping & handling)
It was suggested through a couple people that a SERM was not necessary for an H-drol run. I can get it if need be. I have a lot of time to plan and stockpile. Thanks guys.
My max budget for this venture is under $200. It's not sealed in stone that I'm going to do this, I'm just getting my bearings before I give the official thumbs up/thumbs down.
NSCA - CSCS
12-03-2008, 02:40 PM
I really think a higher dose of H-drol would suit you better. It's a mild compound, and most people will experience the best results running it at least at 75mg/day.
I agree that a SERM isn't completely necessary for H-drol, but even so, you've got PCS listed which has SERM-like properties (TRes). So, you're pretty well set.
12-03-2008, 02:42 PM
Mind and Muscle Board Representative I am not a physician and any advice is solely based on personal experience with various products
12-03-2008, 02:43 PM
12-03-2008, 02:45 PM
I've run H-drol up to 125mg/day. High doses of this stuff are the shizzle.
I will say this, Volcom, even if you don't run at a higher dose, I'd stick it out for 6 weeks. You still get great results off this stuff beyond Week 4, and I don't want to see yourself getting cut short. What's another $28 and two weeks for the possibility of another 3-5lbs of LBM?
12-03-2008, 02:52 PM
12-03-2008, 02:54 PM
12-03-2008, 02:56 PM
All this talk is making me want to run an MMV2/Hdrol stack in Feb-March. Gerrrrrr!!!!!!
MMV2 - 6/6/6/6/6/6
H-drol - 4/4/4/4/4/4
12-03-2008, 03:04 PM
I'm pleasantly & painfully sore from last nights workout by the way. My chest feels like hell and I love it.
NSCA - CSCS
12-03-2008, 03:05 PM
12-03-2008, 03:11 PM
Haha. Sorry, Volc. Just thinking out loud.
12-03-2008, 03:34 PM
Big V. You have a PM brutha.
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."
12-03-2008, 04:00 PM
12-03-2008, 04:11 PM
Udo's Choice Oil Blend is a unique blend of oils and nutritional co-factors that meet all of the esential fatty acid needs of your body. Formulated by author and nutritional authority, Udo Erasmus, Ph. D. and made by combining certified organic flax, sesame, sunflower oil and other unrefined oils, lecithin (GMO-free) and tocotrienol. An ideal 2:1 ratio of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, proven by research to benefit cardiovascular health, enhance stamina and energy, and improve general health and well-being. Certified Organic.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories From Fat 125
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 6g †
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3g †
Omega 9 Fatty Acids 3g †
† Daily Value not established
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Flax Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Evening Primrose Oil(13 Mg GLA Per Tbsp.), Rice Germ And Bran Oil, Soy Lecithin(Non-GMO), Oat Germ And Bran Oil, Mixed Tocopherols(Non-GMO)
12-03-2008, 04:37 PM
Wow, that's one fancy and fulfilling bottle of oil.
NSCA - CSCS
12-03-2008, 04:59 PM
For sure. With my fish oil & EVOO that I take too, I feel I've got the fat macro nailed down..
12-03-2008, 05:08 PM
12-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Lol I think we call catch your drift.
12-03-2008, 10:01 PM
Day 2; Success, yet again.
I'll dialogue as we progress through the workout.
Vertical Preacher, One Arm Db 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.
[Performance Rating: As expected, therefore, average]
Concentrated Db Curls
40lbs Db's x 10 reps, e.a.
50lbs Db's x 8 reps, e.a.
60lbs Db's x 6 reps, e.a. [not a PR, but I haven't done this in awhile]
[Performance Rating: Above average]
Db Hammer Curls
50lbs x 10 reps
60lbs x 10 reps [not a PR, but I haven't done this in awhile]
70lbs x 7 reps [+1 All Time PR and not even as an opening exercise; before you decide that a +1 rep seems arbitrary, because in a volume based workout, +1 or 2 reps come and go any given Sunday, however, not so with high intensity. With the 70lbs Db hammer curls, by rep 4, I'm done, I usually go to 6, but those last 2 reps following the 4th are pure blood & guts, filled with paused, deep breaths, blowing the sweat off my top lips, evaluating whether I should or shouldn't keep going, gathering my composure and my breath, then making the last 2 happen, therefore, extending those final two death reps into a third was a big deal]
[Performance Rating: Excellent]
Barbell Reverse Curls
65lbs x 10 reps
85lbs x 10 reps
105lbs x 6 reps [+10lbs All Time PR; I normally never exceed 95lbs on this lift and those 95lbs are ugly, but the previous set with the 85lbs felt light enough for me to add 10's, rather then the usual 5's and they came out alright. No upper back to calves, barbell curls Arnold style to make it happen]
[Performance Rating: Excellent]
Preacher Curls, machine
150lbs x 10 reps
160lbs x 8 reps
170lbs x 6 reps
I'm not the type of person who "shoots for" PR's, never really have been, which is why I rarely, rarely ever do 1RM's. I only push more, when there's something in me that feels I have it in me to push.
- Heightened Aggression intra workout. However, this could very well be the natural order of things when lifting with heavier then usual weight. I certain animalistic psyche manifests when lifting high intensity vs high volume, so this may have been natural Test surges. Still notable, nonetheless.
I'm going to have to say that I'm quite surprised with my response so far. I have mentioned that my personal placebo effect plays a larger role on stamina then strength, but either way, I'll still accredit the first 3 days with some level of placebo honey moon period.
I'm not so taken with PR's, because strength PR's are a given when transitioning from high volume to high intensity. However, All Time PR's are much more significant and telling. I'm still scratching my head, I want to see how consistent this trend of extraordinary workouts continue before I open the flood gates of praise. I realize many mediating variables can directly effect strength, but you can't get lucky all the time.
NSCA - CSCS
12-03-2008, 10:05 PM
I went to GNC and they did not have the Udo oil you spoke of, so I'll have to keep looking.
GNC did have coconut oil, but it was $15 for 120 caps, 4 caps a serving for 4 grams of fat. 4 caps divided into 3 doses means a 10 day run for $15. Is coconut oil THAT effective?
NSCA - CSCS
12-03-2008, 10:11 PM
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12-03-2008, 10:13 PM
12-03-2008, 10:31 PM
12-03-2008, 10:46 PM
12-03-2008, 10:47 PM
I take one day off and I am two pages behind. Looking like some good numbers bud.
Anyway on the topic of As I lay dying... I much prefer this song...
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