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

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  1. 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    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.
    GI Joe?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
    GI Joe?
    As a kid, I'd get up super-early every saturday morning to watch that show and eat breakfast with my Dad! It rocked...
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  6. 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.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    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.
    FT puts a whole different spin on things...You don't have to have a low-carb diet to train fasted. You have to remember that your glycogen storage is cumulative, not immediate. Your body isn't taking the carbohydrates you just ate and use them for fuel...it takes the carbohydrates you ate three days ago! (I'm roughly throwing numbers out, but you get the point) - I carb up after every workout, and if I wanted to have a high-carb diet, I could...Training fasted is mainly about taking advantage of the high hormone levels and high ability to burn adipose tissue. Roughly 2/3rds of the energy exerted during weight training is from fat, not carbs.

  8. 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.
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  9. 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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  10. Day 10


    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

    4x6
    Front Squats: 275
    Rear Delt Raises: 60

    4x6
    DB Bench: 110, 115, 120, 120
    Pronated Cable Rows: 285 w/3sec Ecc

    4x7
    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.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    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

    4x6
    Front Squats: 275
    Rear Delt Raises: 60

    4x6
    DB Bench: 110, 115, 120, 120
    Pronated Cable Rows: 285 w/3sec Ecc

    4x7
    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.
    LOVE THE WORKOUT!
  12. Day 11


    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.
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  13. Rest well my friend. Get yourself some homemade chicken soup.

  14. Get Yoked my friend!
  15. 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...

    Yesterday's Sessions
    AM

    5x5
    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

    5x7
    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.
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  16. Hope you feel better, man. Take care of yourself.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    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...

    Yesterday's Sessions
    AM

    5x5
    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

    5x7
    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.
    You absolutely have lost fat in your abs! I can tell.

  18. 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

  19. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Pull back and gather some strength....recuperate first and then get back on it!!
    That's the plan, I'm gonna take things rrrreeeaaalll easy for a while...
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  20. 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

  21. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    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!!
    It's our Post-T-911 bodies, AZ; they're used to all that androsterone goodness and are giving us flak without it!

    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!
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  22. I think I've made some progress...
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  23. 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
  24. 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.
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  25. You are making great progress! I love your big arms!
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