Toyin' with Intra-Aid & Beta-Ala9 (sponsored)

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  1. It's the holiday season man. It's all about kicking back and having some fun with family and friends. Enjoy your time my man


  2. Day 25 (12/29)
    Workout (UB ME):
    Decline BB Bench: wu, 225x3, 245x3, 265x3, 295x1, 315x4, 325x2 (PR)
    BB OH Press: 185x7, 205x7, 7 (PR)
    Tri Cable Pulldown: 140x10, 155x7, 7 (PR)
    Magnum T-Bar Row: 100x12, 110x10, 10

    I was pressed for time today so my workout was pretty fast and intense and I had to skip ab work. Made a few more PRs. Recovery between sets has improved, I was able to maintain weight/reps with shortened rest intervals. Had a great pump in my lats, which are sometimes stubborn to feel activated. Back is not feeling so hot, probably from lifting wheelers out of the snow and on/off trailer for 4 days.
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  3. Day 27 (12/31)
    Workout (LB ME):
    Leg Ext: 210x10, 250x7, 270x8, 290x7, 305x7 (PR)
    Leg Curl: 130x7, 150x7, 160x5, 170x5
    Calf Ext(leg press): 290x15x2
    DB Row: 100x7, 110x6, 115x7 (PR)
    Stand. BB Curl: 90x10(n), 90x7(w), 90x5(n)

    Session was short and sweet. Didn't do any compound leg movements because of my back issue, my leg workouts just aren't the same without squats. Today I did an ab workout, stretched afterward and I really tweaked something while stretching my hams, I'm going to try to get into a chiropractor tomorrow because this sh*t sucks.

  4. Day 29 (1/2)
    I decided to stay home and do a high rep, bodyweight/light DB depletion workout, as my back was bugging me and I was strapped for time. I did something like this:

    Push ups: 4 sets
    Lunges: 3 sets
    Lat. raise:~10 lbs. 3 sets
    Abs: 3 sets
    Rows: 2 sets

  5. Day 32
    Workout (UB ME):
    Back Squat: 225x3x6 (30 sec rest)
    BB Inc. Bench: 225x2, 245x1, 255x1, 265x1, 275x1 (+1 assisted)
    OH BB Press: 185x5, 205x5, 215x7 (PR)
    Laying BB tri ext.: 60x12, 80x10x2
    WG cable pulldown: 160x12, 170x10, 170x8

    I had a brainfart today and thought it was my LB DE day, so I got some squats in before I realized I was off schedule. Solid workout, made another PR with OH press. My back felt pretty good with the light squats... oh yeah, I went to the chiropractor last friday and didn't have any obvious disk damage, so it must just be a pinched nerve or pulled muscle/connective tissue, so good news for me.
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  6. Good to see you've been holding it down in here over the holidays bro. Congrats on the PR's man.

    Hg

  7. Congrats on PR

  8. Thanks fellas. Sorry for the delay, updates below...

  9. Day 33 (1/6)
    Workout (Judo) :
    So I finally made it to Judo this day. My cardio sucked, but that was expected as I have been off for a while. Sipped IA throughout and 1 serving of BA9 pre-wo, got my tingleage on.

  10. Day 34 (1/7)
    Workout (LB ME):
    Leg ext: 210x10, 250x10, 270x10, 290x8
    Calf ext: 310x15 (w), 330x12 (n), 330x10 (w)
    DB Row: 100x7, 110x7, 115x7
    Iso BB Curl: 90x10 (w), 90x8 (n), 90x6 (w)

    Still staying away from heavy squats/deads, so this was more like a hypertrphy style workout. I'm not sure why (squats or judo or both?), but my hams and glutes had mad DOMS so I refrained from such excercises. My strength was maintained, but I didn't feel I had as much physical energy as I should, so I decided to have a refeed meal (100g simple carbs & 40g whey) pwo. HIIT (Judo) burns through glycogen pretty quick so I will experiment with 1 meal mini-refeeds during the middle of the week.

  11. Day 35
    Workout (Judo):
    Judo was great today. We worked on throwing techniques the first half of class and did ground and standing randori the last half. My endurance improved today and recovery between matches was markedly better than tuesday. I have 1 more day's worth of BA9 (I think I missed a couple doses during vacation).

  12. I had a pretty bad case of DOMS in my hams as well not too long ago. Sounds like you are putting in some great work in there. Looking forward to the conclusion.

  13. Day 36
    Workout (UB DE):
    BB Bench: wu, 205x3x10 (rest pause on chest) (30 sec rest)(rotate grip)
    Layin BB Ext. 70x10x6
    DB Rear Lat. Raise: 25x12, 10
    WG Pullup: body+25x12, +35x10, +35x8
    Abs: 3 sets misc. mat work
    Mag. Shrugs: 360x15, 410x12, 410x12
    Back Ext.: body+45x20x2

    Depletion workout, lots of volume, worked up a nice sweat. Good recovery between sets. Not much else to report.

  14. Day 40 (1/12)
    Workout (UB ME):
    BB Bench: wu, 225x3, 245x3, 275x3, 295x1, 320x2
    BB OH Press: 185x5, 205x5, 215x6
    Tri Cable Ext.: 130x10, 145x8, 145x9
    NG Cable Pulldown: 160x12, 170x12, 180x10

    Had to push through this workout a bit, I got up very early and didn't get much sleep. I think my strength suffered a bit, but not too bad.

  15. Day 41
    Workout (Judo):
    My endurance is improving, my recovery between opponents is still improving. A great session overall, I executed some throws I've had problems with in the past quite well.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by TOYFORDOLET View Post
    Day 41
    Workout (Judo):
    My endurance is improving, my recovery between opponents is still improving. A great session overall, I executed some throws I've had problems with in the past quite well.

    Keep the pace my man! Progress is happening...

  17. Sorry for the delay, been busy as hell lately. Will update ASAP...

  18. Day 42 1/14

    Workout (LB ME):
    Leg Curl: 120x10, 140x8, 8, 6
    Leg Ext: 210x10, 250x10, 270x10, 280x9
    Calf Ext: 330x12(w), 12(n), 10(w), 10(n)
    DB Row: 100x7, 110x7, 115x7
    BB Hammer Curl: 80x12(n), 12(w), 10(w), 8(n)


    More of a hypertrophy workout, trying to stick to excercises that don't strain my back.

  19. Day 44 (1/18)

    Workout (UB DE):
    DB Bench: 80x3x10 (30 sec rest)
    Laying BB Tri Ext: 80x10x6
    Rear DB Lat Raise: 25x15, 12, 8
    WG Pullup: +25x12, +25x11, +25x10
    Magnum Shrug: 410x15, 15, 15
    Back Ext: +55x15x3
    4 sets misc. ab work

    Changed it up and did some DB bench. My tris are getting stronger. Not much else to note.

  20. Good lookin man. Keep workin it bro...

  21. Strong tris = bigger bench. Keep up the good work.

  22. I apologize for the long delay, between moving and midterms sh*ts been crazy. However, without further ado:

    Final Review
    Performance:
    Strength increased ~10 lbs. pretty much across the board, so my goal was attained as I'm at a point in my training were strength gains come pretty slow, esp. since I haven't been consuming a surplus of calories. My training was also skewed some because I had to take it easy on my back (squats are usually one of my main/core lifts). Increased recovery between sets was noted. I didn't get to fully assess my Judo performance, but with the few practices I made toward the end of the log I noted increased endurance (muscular & cardio) with each successive practice.

    Taste/Mixability:
    The Intra-Aid tastes great, one of the best tasting supps I've tried. Its a pleasure to sip throughout a workout. It mixes well, some settles to the bottom but all it takes is a quick shake of my bottle and all is well.

    Other Thoughts:
    This was a great stack IMO, BA9 is very convenient to take any time, I notice a more pronounced effect (tingle) when taken on empty stomach. IA is a wonderfull all-in-one intra-wo supp that covers all the bases. Would I buy these supps and use them again? Yes, they both have proven ingredients that work and would be great as a stack or standalone. I'd like to thank Universal Nutrition and their reps here for giving me this opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOYFORDOLET View Post
    I apologize for the long delay, between moving and midterms sh*ts been crazy. However, without further ado:

    Final Review
    Performance:
    Strength increased ~10 lbs. pretty much across the board, so my goal was attained as I'm at a point in my training were strength gains come pretty slow, esp. since I haven't been consuming a surplus of calories. My training was also skewed some because I had to take it easy on my back (squats are usually one of my main/core lifts). Increased recovery between sets was noted. I didn't get to fully assess my Judo performance, but with the few practices I made toward the end of the log I noted increased endurance (muscular & cardio) with each successive practice.

    Taste/Mixability:
    The Intra-Aid tastes great, one of the best tasting supps I've tried. Its a pleasure to sip throughout a workout. It mixes well, some settles to the bottom but all it takes is a quick shake of my bottle and all is well.

    Other Thoughts:
    This was a great stack IMO, BA9 is very convenient to take any time, I notice a more pronounced effect (tingle) when taken on empty stomach. IA is a wonderfull all-in-one intra-wo supp that covers all the bases. Would I buy these supps and use them again? Yes, they both have proven ingredients that work and would be great as a stack or standalone. I'd like to thank Universal Nutrition and their reps here for giving me this opportunity.
    Thanks for the review bro. I'm glad to hear that the Intra-Aid and BetaAla9 were able to help you through this spot in your training. Good work.

    Hg
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