GREASEFIRE!!! - Burning Down Resolve with Napalm and Lipoderm-Ultra
- 01-20-2009, 09:48 AM
- 01-20-2009, 10:55 AM
01-20-2009, 07:57 PM
01-20-2009, 08:30 PM
01-20-2009, 08:42 PM
It's really good over turkey burgers, IMO
Any of you guys seen Pineapple Express? We watched it last night and typically Judd Appatow's movies aren't my style, but this had me absolutely rolling with laughter. James Franco and Seth Rogan played off each other so well as a couple of stoned buddies in peril.
01-20-2009, 08:46 PM
01-20-2009, 09:16 PM
01-20-2009, 09:35 PM
01-20-2009, 10:47 PM
The ending is somewhat cheesy, but done in what struck me as a very ironic manner. The building of the characters for the first half of the movie had me roaring - BW too.
On another note: I could tell no difference in my recovery on Monday, even though my Post-workout shake had no carbs. This was due to the intra-workout carbs I had; so, I've been debating with myself whether or not it would be beneficial to cut the carbs from my morning's post-workout meal as well. I would add some additional CHO to my breakfast instead, but a lesser amount.
Of course, another option is to lift fasted in the morning: no breakfast, just intra-workout nutrition and then a slightly larger Post-workout meal. This would be following in the footsteps of Irish, but truth be told, I'm concerned the lack of food will hinder my performance.
What do you think? Change things up or stick with how I have them for now?
Edit: Also - I was over browsing RPN's forum today and I noticed they had acquired the license to the Lipoderm-Y formula. That is awesome Dsade! Congrats!
So, basically, we could all be running stacks of Napalm/Lipo-U and maybe a RPN Lipo-Y-based DCP transdermal. That's just my conjecture, but how cool would that be?
01-20-2009, 11:20 PM
I've been seeing great progress. The only problems I've had is I've been overtraining my legs, so I have to back off of that a little. Everything else is making great gains. Have you never done fasted training?
01-20-2009, 11:54 PM
Yes, I have, but it was back when I weighed 180 and my whole workout regimen revolved around remaining lean.
On a more recent cut, I trained with very little carbs and my performance really suffered, even with Glutamine and BCAAs. So I figured if low-carbing it decreases my strength, being fasted probably would do so as well.
01-21-2009, 04:23 PM
After more thought, and sleeping on it, I decided to leave things pretty much as they are for peri-workout nutrition. I have not followed my current protocol long enough for me to fully evaluate its efficacy or short-comings, so I will wait a bit.
01-21-2009, 04:36 PM
That's probably the best way to go. You'll know eventually if it worked for you or not. And, knowing is half the battle.
01-21-2009, 04:42 PM
01-21-2009, 05:21 PM
01-21-2009, 08:30 PM
My GI Joes had many a war. Some of them were even microwaved, slightly burned, cut, and or amputated. It was all part of the drama. Good times.
01-21-2009, 08:44 PM
01-21-2009, 09:25 PM
Thank you, yeah. I do know glycogen is replenished over time. I also understand that you don't have to low-carb to do FT.
I'm just saying that, in my experience, lifting without carbs beforehand equates to a weaker workout. Also, the percentage of lipid oxidation during a lifting session can actually vary, dependant upon the intensity of the lift and the muscle fibers activated.
At this point, I'm gonna stick with what I've got going. If I find I need to change things up, i.e. my fat-loss stalls, I'll bring FT back on the table.
Thanks for the info though, man, and it's because of your log and the progress you made in it on FT that I thought about using it again. You made some good strides.
01-21-2009, 09:55 PM
I'm big on getting in my carbs preworkout! Like oatmeal or a granola bar! Intra-aid is all ive been doing during. Post workout is usually whey protein 30min after with a banana immediately following workout! If I'm real hungry I just down some peanut butter after workout! Most recomp comes for me how I deal with my sugars anf not eating many carbs after breakfast!
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01-22-2009, 12:13 AM
Oo, bugger, am I beat. I have that totally drained, limited proprioception, "the-world-feels-surreal" kind of fatigue. I'ma post this and hit the hay.
Napalm: I tried exfoliation on my abdomen today prior to an application. Let's just say:
It burned like hell for for several minutes. The sensation was similar to when I applied tiger balm to a pulled hamstring last year and ended up getting some on my crotch - less intense and the Napalm didn't make me well-up, but unpleasant none-the-less.
Needless to say, I'll just be sticking with a shower and good scrubbing before applying.
AM Workout:Strength and F.H. Supersets
Front Squats: 275
Rear Delt Raises: 60
DB Bench: 110, 115, 120, 120
Pronated Cable Rows: 285 w/3sec Ecc
DB Lunges: 50lb DBs
Cable Gironda Curls: 140, 150, 170, 170 w/3sec Ecc
I find front squats more systemically taxing than back squats; I feel greater activation in my abs, arms and anterior by a long shot. These honestly left me pretty drained for everything else, so I subbed in rows for cleans. I did DB bench because all the BB benches were taken.
I was thrilled when I tried that first set of curls (I uses a straight BB) and had no pain in my hand - I'm healing and I've gotten stronger. The curls, DB bench and Front Squats are all PRs.
PM Workout: "Yes, I do enjoy pain" Supersets, All 4x10
Leg Press: 600, 3setsx690
DB Rows: 100 lb DBs
Cable Press: 100
Leg Press Calves: 690 w/5sec Ecc
NG Dec Bench: 215
Hammer Curls: 75 lb DBs
Dec Bench is up 10lbs, IIRC, and that's the most I've ever leg pressed, so I was stoked. The Rows felt good - just the right amount of weight; had a good stretch at the bottom of each rep and was able to pull cleanly with my back. No "help" from my legs.
Cable Press was the most difficult for some reason. I don't know why...
Again, curls stood out for me as a surprise - I did DB curls on Mon for 65x14, so I knew I had to go heavier than that for less reps and a stronger movement, but I didn't expect 75 to be feasible, honestly. I was stoked.
Meals of Note: Some low-carb country fried steak (top sirloin dipped in egg white then rolled in smokehouse almond meal and sauteed) with ranch and broccoli on the side. I'm trying to convince BW to make some of her "healthy Creme Brulee", that's good stuff too, and the recipe is up in that section.
01-22-2009, 07:54 AM
01-23-2009, 03:24 PM
The cold I was fighting off has returned with a vengeance; yesterday if I was not working, I was sleeping, trying to kick this thing before having to lift today.
I got some fasted cardio in first thing yesterday morning, but BW forbade me from doing my circuits. It was probably for the better.
Napalm: I applied as normal, not a whole lot to report.
I'll update on today's sessions after completing the PM session. In the meantime, I'm recuperating.
01-23-2009, 10:28 PM
01-23-2009, 11:12 PM
01-24-2009, 10:53 PM
Days 12 and 13
I've gotten some good rest, but I'm still feeling pretty crappy. No appetite whatsoever, nausea, a piercing headache and exhaustion. However, my spirits are high and I'm gonna just keep resting through tomorrow in the hopes of a healthier Monday.
Napalm: IMO, my abs are looking leaner and more apparent. I look to have at least lost water in the area, and hopefully lost some actual fat too.
I have not applied my second dose for the day yet, but I will before the evening get too late. Irritation has become a thing of the past and all I notice now is that same, "vaporub" like quality when it's on.
Edit: Also; I'm planning on taking some progress pics tomorrow morning, when water should be low...
RDLs: 405, 415, 425, 435, 435
Behind-the-Neck, Seated Military: 150, 185, 190, 195, 195
5x5 Wide-grip supinated pull-downs: 285 w/3sec ecc
5x7 Cable Pull-throughs: 150, 160, 170, 180, 180
Front Raises: 40
Reverse Cable Curls: 160, 4x170
I was dead from the get-go; I was just sick and forcing myself. I didn't increase any weights from previous w/os and even did a few things to lower intensity. I felt awful this whole workout.
PM All 4x12
Hamstring Leg Presses: 600
Incline DB Press: 90
Cross Cable Pulls: 140 per arm
Leg Press Calves: 600 w/5sec ecc
Overhead Cable Tri Ext: 150
Cable Unilater Preacher Curls: 70, 70, 80, 80
This workout was performed from sheer willpower. I was shivering despite the clement temperature in the room and kept my sweatshirt on the whole time, which I never do. In result, I sweated much more than normal, which I found somehow helped me feel better. To my astonishment, my curls saw another increase - my arms of late have been growing much stronger. While everything else felt like a 1000lb, those cable curls were nice.
Unless I feel much better by Monday, I plan on reducing workouts to once a day until I am feeling 100%. I am undecided whether I will do some Max Effort training this week, or just some normal full body routines.
01-24-2009, 11:26 PM
01-25-2009, 12:13 AM
01-25-2009, 01:37 AM
Pull back and gather some strength....recuperate first and then get back on it!!
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
01-25-2009, 12:26 PM
01-25-2009, 01:17 PM
I am in a similar hold pattern myself(back spasms), so I know how you feel. It will improve and we will come back with even more ambition!!
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons