GREASEFIRE!!! - Burning Down Resolve with Napalm and Lipoderm-Ultra

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  1. Your log is looking good, Resolve. Keep it up!


  2. Does anyone else sing the title of this thread to the tune of "Hottub" ala Eddie Murphy Spoofing James Brown...


    Greasefire!!...burning up with napalm...HEEEYYYYY!! Step back, kiss myself!!
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  3. Keep your day job D!!
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  4. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Keep your day job D!!
    I have more cool in my big toe than you...oh wait, that's a fungus.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I have more cool in my big toe than you...oh wait, that's a fungus.
    haha! Ewwww!

  6. American Idol is calling!!
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  7. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    American Idol is calling!!
    I could just see Dsade K.O. that snobby British guy - "You don't like my song? Well - 'BAM!'"

    On a different note, here are my official "before" pics



    I definitely need some work, as is obvious, but I'm determined and disciplined, so I'll get there.

    Today was a recovery day, so it began with a 30min fasted walk at a brisk pace. We live in wine country and hiking through the vineyards makes for fantastic cardio. Additionally, this evening, I performed a 30min Metabolic training session - intervals of bodyweight movements: Over/unders, 5-dot drill, Spider-Man Climbs, Lateral Lunges, Bicycle Crunches, High Steps, Jump Jacks, Speed Lunges.

    Napalm: Both applications followed my exercise sessions - after the walk this morning and the intervals tonight. I showered prior to both. I'm not experiencing any irritation at this point, so no lotion for now.
    Reporting feedback for this sort of product is very different than what I am accustomed to logging. Whereas with an ingested supplement, I can usually give immediate observations, Napalm is much less instantaneous. I really just have to wait, make periodic measurements, and keep loading those pics.
    I can say that it is fairly fast-drying and that throughout the day I get little whiffs of it's faint scent wafting up from my shirt. It's not an unpleasant odor; it just serves as a reminder that Napalm is indeed on my abs.

    Meals of Note:
    Not too much to tell ya, MrChristian; I was on the road a lot today and so had to make do with less glamorous feed.
    I enjoyed some oatmeal pancakes for breakfast, drizzled with yogurt and sugar-free syrup, with a couple slices of cantaloupe on the side.
    Also enjoyed a nice mixed green salad, with some grilled chicken and Cilantro dressing.
    Other than that, it's been shakes, chicken, EVOO, nuts, carrots and broccoli.

    Tomorrow I'll be hitting up some RDLs bright and early - I'm looking forward to it!
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  8. Looking forward to the finished product R!(no homo)
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    I could just see Dsade K.O. that snobby British guy - "You don't like my song? Well - 'BAM!'"

    On a different note, here are my official "before" pics



    I definitely need some work, as is obvious, but I'm determined and disciplined, so I'll get there.

    Today was a recovery day, so it began with a 30min fasted walk at a brisk pace. We live in wine country and hiking through the vineyards makes for fantastic cardio. Additionally, this evening, I performed a 30min Metabolic training session - intervals of bodyweight movements: Over/unders, 5-dot drill, Spider-Man Climbs, Lateral Lunges, Bicycle Crunches, High Steps, Jump Jacks, Speed Lunges.

    Napalm: Both applications followed my exercise sessions - after the walk this morning and the intervals tonight. I showered prior to both. I'm not experiencing any irritation at this point, so no lotion for now.
    Reporting feedback for this sort of product is very different than what I am accustomed to logging. Whereas with an ingested supplement, I can usually give immediate observations, Napalm is much less instantaneous. I really just have to wait, make periodic measurements, and keep loading those pics.
    I can say that it is fairly fast-drying and that throughout the day I get little whiffs of it's faint scent wafting up from my shirt. It's not an unpleasant odor; it just serves as a reminder that Napalm is indeed on my abs.

    Meals of Note:
    Not too much to tell ya, MrChristian; I was on the road a lot today and so had to make do with less glamorous feed.
    I enjoyed some oatmeal pancakes for breakfast, drizzled with yogurt and sugar-free syrup, with a couple slices of cantaloupe on the side.
    Also enjoyed a nice mixed green salad, with some grilled chicken and Cilantro dressing.
    Other than that, it's been shakes, chicken, EVOO, nuts, carrots and broccoli.

    Tomorrow I'll be hitting up some RDLs bright and early - I'm looking forward to it!

    Haha, thanks buddy. You're right, that doesn't sound too glamorous. Do you eat the chicken breast just plain? I wish I could stomach that. Also, what is your nut of choice? Also, at what point did you measure your waiste? It looks smaller than that imo. Log is looking good buddy.

  10. Chicken was grilled with pepper, oregano and sea salt. I actually had a pretty good meal for my last of the day - after I had posted.
    That grilled chicken, over poached eggs and broccoli, topped with crumbled bleu goat cheese. Really tasty, but I'm a big fan of good cheese.

    I measured my waist, right around my navel, first thing yesterday morning. It's bigger than I would like, but there is a lot of solid mass there as well as fat. Honestly, my core is probably the strongest part on me as I do a lot of standing lifts, squats and deads, so it continually has to stabilize.

    My favorite nut is the brazilnut, but I don't get those too often. I typically stick to Almonds, Walnuts and a bit of peanut butter.
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  11. Day 2


    Oh, I'm tired, but feelin' good too. My second workout always seems to give me an intense feeling of relaxation and satisfaction. I've mentioned it in my logs before, but it's still a great feeling.

    Napalm: 3 Pumps post-workout both AM and PM, following showers as usual. The new pump works much better than the old - it doesn't stick in the down position, and the lock is a great feature for traveling. I can chuck it in my gym bag and don't have to worry about it leaking.


    AM Workout:Supersets (AKA I Punish Myself)

    4x6
    RDLs: 425, 445, 445x5, 445
    Behind the Neck Standing Military: 185

    4x6
    Weighted Chin-Ups: BW+75
    Cable Pull-Throughs: 140 w/4sec Ecc

    4x7
    Machine Preacher Curls: 150 w/3sec Ecc
    Lateral Raises: 40

    Both the RDLs and the Military are PRs. I just about blew my appendix out my colon with the deads, though - I've been doing sets of 3 with 455, so 445x6 is a big step. I psyched myself out a little bit on the third set, and so only got 5 reps, but I recovered and made my last set my best and strongest. So much of lifting is mental.
    My back was so shot that I had to back off a little bit on Chins; I've been doing 6 reps with 90, IIRC. Still, 75 felt like more than enough following those RDLs.
    This was honestly the first workout in a long time that I was less than happy with. However, it wasn't my peformance that was bad, it was just how crowded the gym was - there were people everywhere! And everything I needed was constantly in use. So I ended having to wait for equipment, which slowed the workout and generally made me irritable.

    PM Workout: More Supersets (Surprise!)
    All 4x10

    Hamstring Leg Presses: 600
    Incline DB Press: 95lb DBs

    Cross-Cable Pulls: 140lb per arm, 3sec Ecc
    BB Calves off a block: 405, 5sec hold at stretch point

    Overhead Cable Triceps Extensions: 140 w/4sec Ecc
    Reverse Cable Curls: 150 w/4sec Ecc

    I had originally intended to do Good Mornings instead of Leg Presses, but my lower back said otherwise. Still those leg presses really nailed my hamstrings - better than GMs ever have, honestly. I think I'll stick with them for now.
    Cross-Cable Pulls are a movement of my own creation. I'm sure somebody else has come up with them and that there is a real name, but I don't know it. Think cable uncrossovers, but kneeling and pulling the cables downward and apart, as if doing a lat-pull. I rotate my hands too, going from pronated to supinated, so I really feel the stretch all over my back and arms.
    None of the curling or pulling movements hurt my hand today, so that's a definite plus!

    Meals of Note:
    Well, I'm about to enjoy a nice, broiled top sirloin! I've been craving steak, so here it comes. Some tenderizer, some sea salt, broiled on high for about 8mins - oh yeah. Veggies all around the steak in the pan, to broil along with it and soak up the juices: carrots and onions.
    Also had some baked sweet potatoes this morning, topped with a little stevia and just a bit of cinnamon and butter. So freaking good.
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  12. Oh, also, how crazy is the idea of an Amino Acid Fast?

    I was just thinking that a fairly copious amount of EAA and BCAA taken over a 24hr period of fasting might offset most of the proteolysis that could occur.

    I'm not planning on doing this, at least without a lot more research, but I thought it was an interesting idea.
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  13. How many calories would you be able to get in with only aminos?
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  14. Calories would be pretty negligible. The BCAAs could theoretically counter the upregulation of proteolysis in a fasted state, and EAAs would supply for protein synthesis.

    But, as I said, it's a pretty crazy idea and I'm far from convinced that it would be beneficial. It's just a loose hypothesis.
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  15. Sigh, seeing this log progress makes me realize how much further I need to come.

    On a seperate note, what is your view on Pecans. Not as healthy as a Walnut/Almond?

  16. Your shoulders are lookin good in your pics bro. You are already showing more definition than in your previous thread. you're really doin good man.
    Don't know if you guys like pistacio's but that's my favorite! then i would say peanuts and almonds.

    GOOD MORNING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY RESOLVE!

  17. Heck yes I like Pistachio's!!!!

  18. If I recall correctly, there is a mnemonic for which nuts have the best nutritional profile: "PAW" - Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts.
    At least, I think the "P" is pecan, so they'd be a good addition to a healthy diet.

    I like pistachios - especially in the form of ice cream!
    But I haven't a sweet like that in a couples of months now...
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  19. Day 3


    Well, aren't things lively around here?

    heh, gotta love the new smileys...

    Anyways, I woke up feeling just drained this morning and have felt as such all day. I have had zero appetite, which is incredibly unlike me, so I might just be fighting off an illness. I've forced down my meals all day, been drinking tea and taking some extra vitamins - I am determined to not let myself succumb.

    To help my resistance/recuperation I took today as an off day - with no cardio as I would have normally done. I decided to rest for the most part and let my body fight off whatever nasty little microbe I may have contracted.

    Napalm: You know the deal by now - twice a day, 3pumps after a shower. It seems to be making the skin to which it is applied somewhat more heat-sensitive. It was about 80 degrees here in SoCal today, and even with a shirt on, I was extremely aware of the "Napalm'd" area; it felt hotter than the rest of me.

    Meals, because I like food and don't want to starve: French Onion Soup with extra grilled onions, Swiss Cheese and shaved Top Sirloin! Also picked up some chili makings and avocados, which I use to make one of my favorite salad dressings.
    Visited my in-laws today and had a spinach grilled-chicken salad with ranch dressing made with yogurt and cottage cheese of all things, and it was quite good.

    Had a great time over there; BW is the oldest of 7 children and the rest all live at home, so visiting is quite a lot of fun for me, as I get to play the big brother to all of them. I played Call of Duty with the older boys and then wrestled and played trucks with the younger kids.
    The youngest is 18mo and just learning to talk, but his favorite word is "Butt." He just walks up to people, pinches a cheek and yells it. I was cracking up.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Well, aren't things lively around here?

    heh, gotta love the new smileys...

    Anyways, I woke up feeling just drained this morning and have felt as such all day. I have had zero appetite, which is incredibly unlike me, so I might just be fighting off an illness. I've forced down my meals all day, been drinking tea and taking some extra vitamins - I am determined to not let myself succumb.

    To help my resistance/recuperation I took today as an off day - with no cardio as I would have normally done. I decided to rest for the most part and let my body fight off whatever nasty little microbe I may have contracted.

    Napalm: You know the deal by now - twice a day, 3pumps after a shower. It seems to be making the skin to which it is applied somewhat more heat-sensitive. It was about 80 degrees here in SoCal today, and even with a shirt on, I was extremely aware of the "Napalm'd" area; it felt hotter than the rest of me.

    Meals, because I like food and don't want to starve: French Onion Soup with extra grilled onions, Swiss Cheese and shaved Top Sirloin! Also picked up some chili makings and avocados, which I use to make one of my favorite salad dressings.
    Visited my in-laws today and had a spinach grilled-chicken salad with ranch dressing made with yogurt and cottage cheese of all things, and it was quite good.

    Had a great time over there; BW is the oldest of 7 children and the rest all live at home, so visiting is quite a lot of fun for me, as I get to play the big brother to all of them. I played Call of Duty with the older boys and then wrestled and played trucks with the younger kids.
    The youngest is 18mo and just learning to talk, but his favorite word is "Butt." He just walks up to people, pinches a cheek and yells it. I was cracking up.
    Oh, I've been intently following a long buddy . I've been taking plenty of notes to compile all the useful information for my log, seeing as how I see such similiarities in you. Granted, Im no where near as strong as you, I have worked hard for the muscle I do have, and I do not want to sacrifice any of my strength gains in the gym while cutting. I am also super carb sensitive like you, and every attempt at cutting Ive had, Ive failed by losing too much fat AND muscle both. Thats why Im paying close attention to the meals and eating habits. Keep up the good work buddy!

  21. Napalm is of interest to me. I'll be looking forward to your progress
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  22. Still here R...just absorbing the info.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  23. I lost way too much muscle the last time I cut too, Christian; like 10lb of LBM or something. I am being much more conservative with my calories and carbs and, well, so far so good.

    I'm glad people are still reading along - this is definitely the sort of log where we have to wait to see progress. I think it will be worth the wait.

    I hate to admit it, but I have a bit of a cold. Energy and strength are just not what they normally are - I'll be doing nothing but resting between now and my evening session. Gotta kick this bug outta my system, because I won't stand for it hindering my progress!
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    I lost way too much muscle the last time I cut too, Christian; like 10lb of LBM or something. I am being much more conservative with my calories and carbs and, well, so far so good.

    I'm glad people are still reading along - this is definitely the sort of log where we have to wait to see progress. I think it will be worth the wait.

    I hate to admit it, but I have a bit of a cold. Energy and strength are just not what they normally are - I'll be doing nothing but resting between now and my evening session. Gotta kick this bug outta my system, because I won't stand for it hindering my progress!
    Apart from the usual Vitamin C and Echinacea, I found Airborne to be extremely effective in battling creeping colds. My girlfriend is a 4th grade teacher at a Christan Elementary, so she catches kids bugs on a weekly basis. She recommended Airborne to me and wow, its worked out great.
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  25. Goodluck, I'll join the bandwagon

  26. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Apart from the usual Vitamin C and Echinacea, I found Airborne to be extremely effective in battling creeping colds. My girlfriend is a 4th grade teacher at a Christan Elementary, so she catches kids bugs on a weekly basis. She recommended Airborne to me and wow, its worked out great.
    I don't have any on hand right now, but I do agree; Airborne works well as a boost for the immune system. For now, I'll just powerhouse the VitC periodically, have a few extra doses of Essentials, and a good nap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Goodluck, I'll join the bandwagon
    Welcome buddy!


    and now, some gratuitous emoticons that I find amusing:
    - A classic; what man doesn't like the stooges?
    - Indiana Jones Smiley
    - This is me in real life, you guys just don't know it.
    - This is BW in real life, though she won't admit it
    - The biggest emoticon ever...
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  27. The Airborne is great for preventing, not much if you already have one. Eating and resting to build up you strength to fight back. Light w/o to get a sweat going but not enough to beat yourself up. Sorry to hear it R.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  28. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    The Airborne is great for preventing, not much if you already have one. Eating and resting to build up you strength to fight back. Light w/o to get a sweat going but not enough to beat yourself up. Sorry to hear it R.
    Agreed, prevention, rather then therapeutic
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  29. :bukkake:
    I still cannot believe this is an emoticon.

    You have so many good food ideas! I never thought of making ranch like that. Tell me more...tell me more!

  30. Quote Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
    :bukkake:
    I still cannot believe this is an emoticon.

    You have so many good food ideas! I never thought of making ranch like that. Tell me more...tell me more!
    WTF?! I missed that one somehow, and I'm glad I did!

    Yeah, the ranch was really good. I still gotta get around to making my avocado dressing, that's even better:

    1 peeled and pitted avocado
    1/4 of a lime
    A sprig of Cilatro
    1/2 clove of Garlic (either raw or sauteed)
    2Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream or Half and Half
    Dash of Water

    Blend it all together and add water until it gets to your desired consistency. It's awesome - like a quacamole cream sauce!
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