GREASEFIRE!!! - Burning Down Resolve with Napalm and Lipoderm-Ultra
- 01-25-2009, 01:50 PM
I concur about the rebound: all my mental drive is still present - I'm mentally ready to go back and hit things as hard as ever. But I know well enough that, at this point, that's hardly a good idea.
Pics will be up shortly guys!
- 01-25-2009, 02:09 PM
- 01-25-2009, 02:20 PM
ABs are coming in bubba..I'd call that progress!!Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
01-26-2009, 02:10 PM
Start of Wk 3
Today is the beginning of the 3rd wk of this intrepid endeavor. Some updates:
I am cycling in Lipoderm-Ultra for the next 2 weeks, replacing the Napalm. Applications are a full 8 pumps applied twice a day to my abs. The change in topical should keep my stomach from growing accustomed to any one active in either Lipo or Napalm.
Forskolin will be finally increased to the full 150mg per day.
DCP will be increased from 8 to 9 per day.
My waist remains the same size by my measuring tape, but the visibility of my abs has increased, indicating some localized fat-loss.
I forgot to take a skinfold measurement this morning, I will do so tomorrow morning.
I am on the mend, physically, and actually feeling pretty darn good today, but still not up to hitting the weights. I will be just doing some good moderate intensity cardio today and spotting my wife as she lifts more than most of the guys at our gym.
Also, while measuring today, my arms clocked in at a whopping 19"! That's a 1/2 inch increase in the last 5weeks! It has nothing to do with the rest of this log, but I'm stoked.
01-26-2009, 06:17 PM
01-26-2009, 07:43 PM
You are definitely looking leaner my friend. Did you kick the illness yet? I think mine has almost been completely eliminated. I thought I had bronchitis there for a while, I had the WORST cough that I just could not get rid of.
01-27-2009, 11:11 AM
01-27-2009, 11:50 AM
More thought on Day 15
Alright, to update everyone, I took another skinfold test this morning:
Suprailiac Skinfold: 9mm
That's a 1mm decrese since last week, which is a good indication that something's going on. It's not huge, but it's headway.
Lipo-U: This is rather different from Napalm, in formulation obviously, but also in its physical attributes. The color is much darker, making my stomach appear tanner than the rest of me until dries. It is much milder on the skin. It's scent is different as well, not as strong or medicinal - the "vaporub" quality is gone.
It seems to dry entirely at a faster pace - Napalm can retain a slight tackiness for a short while after application. Lipo gets dry as a bone rapidly.
Today, I've done fasted cardio and will be doing a bodyweight circuit this afternoon.
01-28-2009, 12:11 AM
Lipo-U: Yeah, way easier on the skin. Shaved again today and no irritation occurred whatsoever. I remain aware that it has been applied for quite sometime after an application - I can feel it slightly underneath my shirt. The sensitivity to heat doesn't occur as it did with napalm, but the whole area feels hotter naturally for a while after applications.
On a different note, I'm blowing through that bottle of DCP. Should last another week and a half; taking it so often can be something of a bother to remember.
Meals: Pepperoncini's make any meal way better. London Broil over Kale with sliced pepperoncini's, some crumbled gorgonzola cheese and a drizzle of EVOO was outstanding.
I'll be hitting up the gym finally tomorrow. I'm easing back into things with only one session a day for now. I'll play it by ear from there.
01-28-2009, 08:38 AM
01-28-2009, 11:11 AM
01-28-2009, 11:25 AM
It would probably be awesome if you put some of that deer sausage on it!
01-28-2009, 11:40 AM
2 caps morning, 2 caps afternoon, 2 caps pre-workout, 2-3 caps before dinner, 1 cap before bed.
I'd try more than 10 a day, but that's just to expensive. I don't get that heavy sweating that most experience from DCP. I do sometimes find that when I wake up in the middle of the night, the back of my head is a little sweaty
01-28-2009, 02:03 PM
I have some left over from last night. I'll probably just slice it really thin and throw the sclices on top. yummy!
01-28-2009, 02:31 PM
I'd imagine the venison would make it even better.
01-28-2009, 09:44 PM
01-29-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm glad you and Volcom are both running DCP. I was tempted to try it but not so much anymore. Even though it may be a good product, it doesn't sound worth the price.
Resolve, do you think Lipo-U would be better to use for abdominal fat loss than Napalm. I've used, and actually am currently using some Napalm (just on my two cardio days). I'd like to use a topical on an ED basis, but Napalm made me smell like crap...It took about a week before my "toxic sweat" went away.
01-29-2009, 12:03 PM
Thanks Emerge, I feel like things are coming along nicely.
Irish - I went with DCP because PLCAR, in my experience, is great stuff and it's stim-free. Taking so many is somewhat of a hassle, but we'll see if it pays off.
As for the Lipo-U, I really can't say yet. I've been using it for less than a week, so I can't give a whole lot of feedback on it concerning results. It is easier on the skin and scent is not nearly as apparent once it dries. I ought to have a better answer after I've had more time using Lipo-U.
01-29-2009, 01:58 PM
01-29-2009, 04:28 PM
As Tony said, stacked provides the best of both worlds.
However, there's also always the option of adding Clen or Nicotine or other more heavy duty substances, as with homebrews like "Spookyderm." Still, I would be very reticent to add nicotine that I extracted myself. Without any particularly accurate means of determing concentration at my disposal, that's just too dangerous of a chemical to mess around with.
Shifting gears, I made it to the gym yesterday, and man did it feel good. I felt fresh, new, and though I was cautious not to overdo things, I lifted hard and heavy. I only went once, and added an extra superset to help compensate, but this made the workout go on longer than I would have liked.
Squats: 315, 335, 345, 355, 365, 375
Pronated Cable Rows: 285, 5x300 w/3sec Ecc
6x3 Weighted Dips: 105, 5x110
6x8 Leg Extensions: 235
Decline Cable Press: 120 w/3sec Ecc
Unilateral Seated Calves: 100lb w/5sec Ecc
DB Pullovers: 110
BB Curls: 95, 3x115 w/3sec Ecc
This is the first time in well over a month that I have attempted BB curls, due to the pain they had bee causing my hand. Now, I went fairly light, but I was still able to do them without pain, which is exciting.
For the rows, 300lb is the whole weight stack, and the last plate was imbedded into the pad on which the stack sits. It was awesome to rip that last plate loose and watch the whole thing move. I'm just at a loss for what to do now for progression. Normal BB rows don't give the ROM I like so much with the cable rows, so maybe I'll try BB rows standing on a plate or something and only use 35lb plates on the bar...
01-29-2009, 08:09 PM
01-29-2009, 09:45 PM
As lame as it is, my gym doesn't have a platform, or even just barbells laying around for you to do floor based movements. I was doing deads one day, and had taken the bb from a flat bench as it was available, and had a trainer actually try to take the bar out of my hands while I'm in the middle of a set because "you have to keep the bar with the equipment it's used on."
I've asked several managers for a platform and some extra bb's, but to no avail...
01-29-2009, 10:48 PM
I can see how they wouldn't have any platforms cause a lot don't buy to take it and say it should stay with its equipment is crazy! They should be takin notes! Anyway, your gonna be upset with me resolve but my wife forgot to pick up the cauliflour yesterday so no pizza was made. I will make it though buddy! And when I do I may take a picture of it and post it haha!
01-29-2009, 11:05 PM
Haha, no worries man. I just hope you enjoy it when you do get around to trying it!
As for takin' notes, there are a couple of good trainers at my gym and a lot of bad ones. But that's not even a road I want to go down; so many dumb things I've been witness too... I just train and mind my own business as much as possible and they usually leave me alone, so I'm happy.
01-30-2009, 08:46 AM
01-30-2009, 03:02 PM
01-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Lipo-U: This stuff seems much better as a local diuretic than Napalm - definition continues to be up and the occasional bloating I experience has been down. However, the major culprit of bloating has typically been post-workout shakes, so dropping the carbs in those undoubtedly has helped in this area too.
Sir Savage assigned each tester with a certain protocol to follow with Napalm/Lipo-U, to see which produced greater results. I and I think DGsky are cycling back and forth every two weeks between the two, while MrChristian and Trauma1 will be applying one in the morning and the other at night.
I see the logic behind both protocols, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results of my fellow testers logs, but I've been considering the possible efficacy of dosing both simultaneously.
What if, for example, I were apply 1-2pumps Napalm and 4-5pumps Lipo-U at a given application. That would supply the lipolytic actives of both, I'd get the diuretic effect of Lipo, and decreasing slightly the amount of Napalm should make it easier on the skin...
Anywhoo... I lifted again today. Still not up to par, but at least I don't feel like death anymore.
Deadlifts: 405, 425, 445, 445
Seated Military Press: 185, 195, 205, 205
4x6 Weighted Chins: BW+75
4x7 Lying Leg Curls: 200 w/4sec Ecc
Cable Lateral Raises: 30 w/4sec Ecc
Unilateral Leg Press Calves: 330 w/4sec Ecc
Everything was pretty much still on maintenance mode - just trying not to lose strength. I did show some progress in my MPs, which surprised me - my shoulders were just feeling strong, I guess. The Chins were too light, an encouraging fact - I'll up 'em next time.
Meals of Note:
Curry and Kim-chi! Alright, I use about a 1/4cup of curry paste (not the bars, they're loaded with carbs, get the paste!), whatever color I feel like. I'll sautee it in a skillet with 2 or 3 chopped garlic cloves and a 1/2cup of lite coconut milk until it starts to smell really good. Then I toss about a half pound each of chopped chicken breast and chopped lean beef (scallops are a great addition too, if you have them) in and mix it well. After a couple minutes of cooking, I'll add another 1/2cup of Coconut Milk and let it all simmer until the sauce thickens to a chowder consistency.
In a wok I stir-fry cabbage, green beans, carrots, broccoli and whatever other veggies I feel like and when they are ready, I add them to the curry.
It serves 2-3 people and after I dish it out, I throw a bit of kimchi on the side of each bowl - it makes a great addition to the meal and it's great for you.
Overall, the meal is very low carb and absolutely packed with nutrition. I used to eat it all the time, but it slipped my mind until yesterday when I read an article mentioning kimchi. It gave me the munchies for it...
01-30-2009, 06:38 PM
Oh man, now you've got me craving curry. My wife is Thai and makes some amazing stuff with curry paste and if you like spicy its
I don't think I have any curry recipes posted, but you can check out my blog for some really great and (in most cases) low fat Thai recipes, all authentic from my wife.
01-30-2009, 07:13 PM
01-30-2009, 07:49 PM
The pumpkin stir fry is rockin', but my favorite on there is the laab gai. Basically just chopped chicken with some aromatics and chili. The recipe on my blog says 1 tsp or less of the chili, but we make it with like 2 TBS...hot as hell man! I also like the khao man gai when cutting, although I have to take it easy on the rice in both cases. Hope you enjoy!