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    Enhancing Emerge with Intra-Aid & Beta Alan9 (Sponsored)


    I am coming off of 3 1/2 months of hypertrophy focused lifting. Now I continue my hypertrophy focused lifting until the end of December in which I will decide from there what I will do next. I will probably start to transition to a strength/powerlifting program in January with a goal of a recomp perhaps.



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    Glucosamine 500mg (Just to spike the rehab process)

    I have just finished my White Flood log. Link is in my signature incase any one wants to know what I was up to for the last month or so. Looking to continue the BA greatness.

    Wish me luck!
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    I love the Original Neovar! Recomped kicks butt too, but the original will always hold a special place in my heart.

    That's a solid line-up for peri-workout nutrition, from start to finish - can't say enough good things about Intra-aid.
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    Count me in for this... Looks like a good supp. stack you have going!

    I have used Intra-Aid for a while now you are going to like it. I'm excited to see how it and BA go together.
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    I agree that you hate Uriah Faber. Personally, I don't follow him enough to have an opinion. Although, I really should. Lol, he actually owns his own academy and trains there 20 miles from me.

    So, persuade me on why we should both hate him.
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    At the end of my last log, there was some dispute on whether I gained any lbm or just fat. So, I'm going to get my body fat percentage read and update my first post. At the end of my log, I will get it read again.

    I'm thinking about doing measurements too. That's one thing I've been meaning to do, but always forget to do. I think I will do that as well. Can't hurt to have more detail.
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    I went to my gym and had them measure my BF with calipers.

    The trainer got 11.6%

    I think I'm much higher looking at my pictures. But, whatever she says its accurate.
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    Subbed. I did some HT training a while back and really enjoyed it.
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    Day 1: Thursday 12/4/08 Back

    Paramount Standard Lat Pull Down (Wide Overhand Grip)
    130x10
    150x10
    150x10
    160x8

    Narrow Pulldown (Underhand, Unilateral)
    135x12 +2 Reps from last week
    140x10 +2 Reps from last week
    140x10 +2 Reps from last week
    140x10 +2 Reps from last week

    Barbell Row
    160x10
    160x10
    160x10
    160x10

    Dead Lifts
    285x5
    285x5
    285x5

    I feel really crappy. I fell asleep at midnight and had to be up at 530 for school. It took half an hour to get out of bed. I felt good thereafter, but now I'm super destroyed fatigue wise.

    First day, so not much to note. The drink is not bad. It mixes better than extend, but the taste is watered down at 20oz of water. I'll probably do less water next time. I'll update tonight on nutritional data.

    Also, for those who are new to my logs. The numbers and colors associated with progress don't neccessarily mean PRs. It just means that I did better than the week before. If I do hit a PR, I'll mention it in there as well. I use dark green for extra reps, navy blue for extra weight, purple for an extra set, and gray for an extra exercise.

    The 11.6% is kind of depressing. I thought I would be 15% or somesuch. Which means it would have been easier to go from 15% to 10% than to go from 11.6% to say 8%. I guess I displace my fat mostly on the lower stomack area.

    Nutrition:
    Calories_________2677
    Fat_____62.4_____555_____21%
    Carb____384.7____1498____56%
    Pro_____155.1____626_____23%
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    Camera's always add weight, but I know exactly what you mean. Sometime it just feels like those darn calipers are lying to you.

    But, on the plus side, being 11-12% is way better than being 15%. Means you have another couple pounds of muscle on your frame you didn't realize you had!
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    Yeah, I think the estimated LBM was 154. Which is cool, because two summers ago my total weight was 143 at 8% BF.

    Updated total daily nutrition. Today was a tough day.
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    Just shy of 12% BF is a great place to start man. It takes work to get down there so the further down your are when you start the better. Good progress man.

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    looks like a solid day 1 to me!

    Keeping the BF low I see... Just means you got more LBM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    Just shy of 12% BF is a great place to start man. It takes work to get down there so the further down your are when you start the better. Good progress man.

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    You are right, hopefully I can keep it shy of 12% throughout my whole bulk. Thanks for dropping by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BS55 View Post
    looks like a solid day 1 to me!

    Keeping the BF low I see... Just means you got more LBM!
    Yeah, last winter I dirty bulked. And, in the end I didn't end up adding quality mass. I did add good strength however and I kept most of it through my summer cuts.

    This winter I wanted to do a lean bulk, it's working pretty good thus far.
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    Day 2: Friday 12/5/08 Legs

    Ass-to-Grass Squats
    135x10
    155x10 +20 lbs from last week
    175x5 Could have at least done 3 more, but decided to take it easy for my knees sake.


    Leg Press (Unilateral)
    135x10
    135x10
    135x10
    These were rather difficult.

    ______________________Tri-Set__________________________
    Leg Extensions
    130x10
    130x10
    130x10


    Leg Curls
    60x10
    60x10
    60x10

    Calve Raises (On Leg Press)
    315x30
    315x25
    315x25
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    80x41
    60x20
    40x33

    Adductor
    80x14
    60x16
    40x8
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    Amazing workout. I felt incredibly strong from the beginning. I wouldn't consider the ass to grass squats progress anything crasy, because it is the first time I'm doing this exercise. So, it's expected that I progress fast while my body gets accustomed to the exercise.

    The drop sets killed me. Hopefully it'll help out in jiu-jitsu. The Intra-Aid was much better at 16 ounces. It wasn't watered down and it helped through the tri-set circuit. I had the tingles, as I'm taking the full dose pre-workout. Otherwise, I wouldn't be feeling the tingles since I've been supplementing with BA for a while now.
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    Nice workout! and the exercise is called adductor
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    I love the calve raises. do you usually do them on the leg press or vary it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    Nice workout! and the exercise is called adductor
    Reps for correcting me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravoboy View Post
    I love the calve raises. do you usually do them on the leg press or vary it up?
    Usually do them on the leg press. I don't like standing ones as I don't feel anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Reps for correcting me.

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to metroba again.

    I've had people tell me those are for girls only already. Don't you believe it bro! Them bad boys will put a hurtin on you and will strengthen your hips, inner and outer thighs better than side squats! In fact, when done correctly and heavy, those things can actually separate the men from the boys!

    Good stuff bro.
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    I've only recently begun using unilateral leg-presses - they are freaking intense!

    I really like the layout you use in describing your workout; it's very clear and easy to read. Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    I've had people tell me those are for girls only already. Don't you believe it bro! Them bad boys will put a hurtin on you and will strengthen your hips, inner and outer thighs better than side squats! In fact, when done correctly and heavy, those things can actually separate the men from the boys!

    Good stuff bro.
    When people tell me stuff like that, I don't bother. They are usually the type to only workout their biceps and chest, then have a beer. Lol.

    It's both practical and usefull for me because of my sport Brazilian Jujitsu. It helps to have not only great strength but dexterity with your legs. Squeezing guys with your legs is your business when you are into BJJ.

    My butt was sooooo sore the next couple of days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    I've only recently begun using unilateral leg-presses - they are freaking intense!

    I really like the layout you use in describing your workout; it's very clear and easy to read. Well done!
    Thank you. I've been working on more effective and efficient communication both online and off. It's like a personal project.

    Besides, the more information I give you guys, the better feedback I can get if/when I ask questions about my regimen incase it is not working (or not working fast enough).

    Yeah, them leg presses are pretty tough! I was very humbled by 135 pounds, haha. People were looking at me weird because I was grunting and what not with only 135 on there, but they don't know how intense it can be.
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    So, I have company over which means I can't go to the gym today. I might just do a pushup marathon today, or hope to get in tomorrow.
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    Strong leg day you put in yesterday!
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    Any tingles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    When people tell me stuff like that, I don't bother. They are usually the type to only workout their biceps and chest, then have a beer. Lol.

    It's both practical and usefull for me because of my sport Brazilian Jujitsu. It helps to have not only great strength but dexterity with your legs. Squeezing guys with your legs is your business when you are into BJJ.

    My butt was sooooo sore the next couple of days!

    LOL! I know it. Hurts to sit on the toilet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    Any tingles?
    Yes, I take two servings preworkout. Good tinglage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Yes, I take two servings preworkout. Good tinglage.
    Tingles FTW!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BS55 View Post
    Tingles FTW!!!
    I'm telling ya I always feel like my spider sense is tingling with those things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Con View Post
    I'm telling ya I always feel like my spider sense is tingling with those things...

    It's good stuff! Actually I need to go take some right now...
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    Lookn good Merge! You gotta a good head on your massive shoulders and looks like you know your body well! I applaud that man! Ive actually been thinking of adding in add/abductor exercises again. My hips and inner thighs are weak right now and I think would be a nice addition! Thanks for the ideas brutha!
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