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

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  1. Going back to finish undergrad, or embarking on the graduate program? What do you study?


  2. Starting a PhD in Molecular Biology...
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  3. Man I wish I enjoyed science...

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Starting a PhD in Molecular Biology...

    That's awesome. Goodluck.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    Man I wish I enjoyed science...
    Well, you enjoy supplementation - that right there is a science unto itself. And you understand AAS and PHs way better than I; my experience with hormones is limited to research in an endocrinology lab.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Well, you enjoy supplementation - that right there is a science unto itself. And you understand AAS and PHs way better than I; my experience with hormones is limited to research in an endocrinology lab.
    Ha...I quite honestly wish that was my only experience with them...My interest seems to be in practical issues, and I'm not at all saying that science isn't practical, that would be absurd, but I mean everyday things like politics, crime, law, etc. - And yes, I understand science influences all of that, but I think you see what I'm getting at.

    I was actually a Bio major in the beginning, and really wanted to go to Creighton University for Dental School after my undergraduate studies, but I seemed to lose interest in all of it. I just couldn't get into the science enough to get the grades I needed. I'm not someone that just wants to memorize information to get the grade and move on...I want to actually dig into the material, study it, and enjoy it.

  7. good luck wiyh the school. the older i get the more things interest me and i hated science but i do miss feeling intelligent.

  8. Alright all, my apologies for my absence for the last couple of days - it was a busy weekend.

    I continued with Lipo-U applications of course, as well as all my other goodies, and actually decided to change up my lifting routine somewhat. I've been doing two-a-days since November in two-week cycles and decided it was time for a break - I'm now on a caloric deficit and don't want to tax my system too much, and I was just getting tired of having to drive to the gym sooo much.

    So, supplementation and peri-workout nutrition will stay the same, I will just be using only one intra-workout shake as I will only be doing one workout. I will lift 4 days a week: with quad dominant and vertical upper body lifts 2x/wk, and hip dominant and horizontal upper body 2x/wk.

    I measured in this morning: weighed 244 on the dot, so I'm maintaining fairly well. Waist remains stubbornly at 39" and suprailiac skinfold has not changed. I am undecided whether my abs are looking better or not - I'll post pics later for your evaluation.

    Ha...I quite honestly wish that was my only experience with them...My interest seems to be in practical issues, and I'm not at all saying that science isn't practical, that would be absurd, but I mean everyday things like politics, crime, law, etc. - And yes, I understand science influences all of that, but I think you see what I'm getting at.

    I was actually a Bio major in the beginning, and really wanted to go to Creighton University for Dental School after my undergraduate studies, but I seemed to lose interest in all of it. I just couldn't get into the science enough to get the grades I needed. I'm not someone that just wants to memorize information to get the grade and move on...I want to actually dig into the material, study it, and enjoy it.
    It was wise to change your major - why do something you're not interested in? I loved my major courses; as you said, I "dug into the material" and learned things backwards and forwards more because I enjoyed it than because I had to.

    good luck wiyh the school. the older i get the more things interest me and i hated science but i do miss feeling intelligent.
    I hear ya there - as I mature, various subjects that I never cared about become more and more interesting. The bio sciences remain my first love, though, and I can't wait to get things rolling on this degree - my undergrad years really just showed me how much I don't know.
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  9. Week 4


    Lipo-U: It's drying out my hands, despite thorough washing. I've been applying cocoa butter to counter this. I'm sitting with a sweatshirt on and can really feel the Lipo underneath it, taking effect. Just like the napalm, it's a warming sensation similar to Vaporub. I still believe I'm continuing to lean out, and reducing my workouts will allow me to further reduce calories without detriment, so I should see even more progress in the weeks to come.

    Today's workout: 8x3 Supersets for all movements

    ATG Squats: 315, 335, 355, 4setsx365, 375
    Weighted Chins: BW+100 (sets 1-5 had 3sec Ecc)

    Military Press: 205
    Unilateral Leg Press Calves: 450 w/5sec Ecc

    BB Preacher Curls: 135 (sets 1-4 had 3sec Ecc)
    Unilateral Overhead Ext.s: 65lb DB

    I love this set/rep scheme. Sets are over before you realize it, but so intense that you really feel them. The weight is heavy enough to build strength and the volume high enough to elicit cumulative fatigue for hypertrophy. Good stuff and I'm glad to be doing it again.
    My goal is to progressively increase the number of those squats sets at 375; I did one this week, I'll shoot for two next week, etc.
    I am wearing my poor dipping belt out. I've broken to carabiners on it and now, a chain link is pulling apart. It's sad, I've had that sucker for a long time, but hey, my chins are doing great.
    And oh, it felt so good to be doing bb preachers again! I love that freaking lift (what can I say? I'm a whore for arm movements!)
    Finally, I would like to reflect on calves - I got a freaking great calf workout and I was doing 3reps per set! They were burning and are still feeling worked despite my extremely unorthodox manner of training them today. I dig it - huge loads plus slow negatives should equal growth.

    Meals: This morning for breakfast I enjoyed a nice bowl of quinoa and wheat bran porridge. I topped it with berries, a little milk and some cinnamon. Never had quinoa until recently - I like it much more than oatmeal, but that's because oatmeal's pretty much my least favorite hot cereal. But I really like the quinoa, especially mixed with the oat bran. Good flavor, lots of fiber, and low glycemically too.
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  10. Quinoa yes! I've been raving about that grain forever. Nobody listens though. Complete source of protein + gluten free = what else can you ask for in a grain!?

    I make all my quinoa like rice. I interchange any rice recipe and sub in the quinoa. It's GREAT!
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Quinoa yes! I've been raving about that grain forever. Nobody listens though. Complete source of protein + gluten free = what else can you ask for in a grain!?

    I make all my quinoa like rice. I interchange any rice recipe and sub in the quinoa. It's GREAT!
    If I recall, quinoa is actually a seed. Resolve gave me a taste of it the other day, I can't decide if I like the flavor or not. :/ It is very nutty, and very unique.

  12. You are correct, but for cooking purposes it can be considered a grain. Most people consider it a grain as well. I have to season my quinoa. Plain quinoa can get old very quickly. But, it's still an awesome food with all of its nutritional benefits.

  13. I like it a lot. A bit pricier than most other carbs I eat, but a nice change of pace now and then. It's complete amino acid profile, as you pointed out E, is also a nice bonus.
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  14. Lipo-U: Nothing new to report really - I just keep on keepin' on...

    It's nice to lift only once per day. It's different. In some ways, I feel less recovered at the end of the day - the second workout, which always incorporate lighter weights with higher reps, definitely aided in active recovery. Still, it's nice that, when I'm tired after a long day, I don't have to go back and lift again.

    Today's Workout:

    4x6
    Deadlifts: 415, 445, 445, 445x4reps
    Flat Bench: 295

    3x12
    Cable Pullovers: 140 w/3sec Ecc
    Cable Pullthroughs: 160 w/3sec Ecc

    Seated Hammer Curls: 70
    Wide-Angle Unilateral Seated Calves: 90 w/3sec Ecc

    Last time I did RDLs for 6, I topped out at 445 on the last set. Thought I'd try to make as many as possible of my sets today hit that mark. Well, I made it through 2 no problem, but that last set, I was out of steam. Rather than train to failure, I stopped when I knew I should.
    That's really the only thing particularly exciting about today's workout. Everything else was fine, just nothing special. I am enjoying working my calves of late - been hitting them well and I think it's paying off. That's about it.

    Meals: Picked up some low-carb tortillas and had a burrito post-workout. Oh man, it hit the spot. Grilled chicken, fat-free refried beans, cilantro, it made me happy!
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  15. I'm finally hitting low-rep BB Hacks! Did some today and they felt great.

  16. I always get hungry in your darn threads resolve. I'm craving a freakin burritto now. i think i just need some carbs right now. great job on the Deads bro.

  17. It was the first burrito I've had in a long time - and considering I didn't have any liquid carbs post-workout, it fit very nicely into my meal plan. I think I'll do the same thing tomorrow, I enjoyed it so much.

    Low rep hack squats are tough Irish, good job. There's a art to that movement - keeping your balance, keeping the bar from dragging up your leg. When I first started going heavy on them, I set up in a squat cage with the bb on one side of the vertical supports and me on the other. This prevented me from pulling the bar in too close and kept me leaning back. It helped until I got the hang of things.
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  18. I've got them down pretty good now. I love them! Quads in DOMSville right now.

  19. They're a fantastic quad movement, that's for sure. I've been taking a break from them to focus on my front squat, which was pitiful but is now making good headway. They hit the quads differently from a front squat - more lateral quad activation from what it feels like. I'll start doing them again soon I think, I miss them...
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  20. I hit Quads/Delts on the same day. My exercises for my quads have been...

    Squats
    BB Hacks
    Extensions

    I've been hitting Quads before my Delts, because my Delts are lagging a little, and I want the bloodflow to say in my shoulders rather than rush to my legs if I were to do Delts first.

    By the way, congrats on starting up the PhD program. I didn't know you were that far into your schooling. I thought you were still towards the beginning of graduate school. You're a smart dude!...The problem I have is that I'm smart, but don't take interest in a lot of things. I seem to gravitate towards things that benefit me in some way, and I go off and study them on my own at the bookstore. As bad as it sounds, school is just a degree for me.

    It's probably important that I end up with a smart wife. I can do lots of cool jobs with my degree, but high-paying is a different story...Not that it may matter with the future of this country. - I'm focusing mainly on DEA special agent, FBI, or working with Boston PD's Special Operations Unit...But honestly, it's all up in the air. I don't know what's going to happen.

  21. That's a solid quad setup - hacks after squats, ugh!

    As for schooling, thank you. In my case, the doctorate's something of a necessity; you just can't do what I want to do or get the kind of job I'd like without it. But, it is just a degree - it's a foot in the door to labs and universities I'd consider working at.

    And having a smart wife is good, but having a supportive wife, who helps you achieve your goals and whom you help achieve hers, is better.


    Alright, everyone, a quick Lipo-U Update: Some irritation has flared up again around my navel - I have stopped applying Lipo-U to that area and have been letting it heal. I've also been waiting on update pictures until it dissipates, as it changes the appearance of that section of my stomach. I'll put up pics once it is gone.
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  22. Wow, where did the week go? It's already Thursday!

    Lipo-U: As mentioned above, the area immediately around my belly button is getting a break, so that the redness there can heal. It's right where my stomach creases when I bend over, so that little line gets a higher amount Lipo-U overtop it when I bend or sit down. I am still applying Lipo-U to the other parts of my stomach; my upper abs and below my navel.

    I am enjoying only one workout per lifting day - I have no qualms in pushing myself that extra little bit now, knowing that I can go home and recover for the rest of the day.

    Here was today's workout:

    5x5
    Front Squats: 275
    Wide-Grip Lat-Pulls: 285

    5x5 Behind-the-Neck Smith Military: 185, 205, 205, 210, 210
    5x10 Wide-Angle Unilateral Leg Press Calves: 270

    3x10
    Unilateral Upright Cable Rows: 70
    Reverse Cable Curls: 160

    Every movement except the Front Squats incorporated a 3 second eccentric motion. I was burnin' all over and I liked it. Haven't done upright rows of any kind in a long time - the uni cables just sounded perfect when I was putting this workout together and they really were - traps and shoulders were already fairly worked between the F. Squats, lat-pulls and military, so they were the perfect finishing move. My reverse curls continue to get stronger, and those Front Squats didn't leave me nearly as winded or weary as the last time I did 275, so I'm making headway there too, I believe.

    Meals: As odd as it may sound, I picked up some prunes, which I am greatly looking forward to putting over the top of oatmeal tomorrow morning. They're rather calorie dense, so I thought I'd wait for a high carb day, but man, those little laxatives are tasty.
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  23. Hey, what is the grand scheme of things in terms of cycling your different rep schemes? what is the theory behind it?

  24. With high frequency, varying the rep/set scheme means an on-going shift in volume and resistance. If I squat a different amount of weight for a different volume every time I squat, I provide a wider range of stimulus to which my body must adapt. That means it will take my body much longer to get used to any one set/rep scheme, which means it will take much longer to plateau.
    To further help, every time I lift for a muscle group in a week, I vary the lifts used - to provide a change in movement pattern, which helps prevent overtraining.
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  25. ...And Lipoderm Ultra is spent...


    Lipo-U: Got up, took my shower and applied as normal, but to my surprise, on the 7th pump, the bottle began to sputter. With 8, it was totally spent. I went through a bottle of Lipo-U in less than 2wks. I'm surprised; that's less than what the label claimed. So, I guess, I'll go back to the Napalm either tomorrow or Monday. I might give myself a day off tomorrow, I don't know.

    Either way, I got a good workout in yesterday, and continue to dial my diet in. With 4lifting days, but only one workout per day, I've been adjusting calories and macronutrient ratios as I see fit. Carbs continue to be concentrated around breakfast and workouts and I've had no problem with cravings, recovery, or progress on this diet.

    Friday's Workout: 7x4 Supersets

    Deadlifts: 405, 425, 445, 445, 445, 455, 455
    Dips: 90, 105, 5setsx110

    Seated Inc Curls: 75lb DBs
    Cable Skulls: 130, 140, 150, 4x160

    Cable Crunches: 120, 130, 140, 4x150
    Seated Calves: 260

    Additionally, I spent 15min on the treadmill, on a 15 incline at 3mph. It felt cleansing - I sweated just about as much as when I sit in the sauna, but I was getting some cardio in as well. I will be incorporating such cardio post-lifting regularly now.
    The deads were nice - my hands are getting accustomed to 445; grip is always my shortcoming with dl's, but my forearms have gained a lot of strength and size since I started real heavy pulls.
    The curls were killer: thought my elbows were gonna rip off. I love the low rep/ high set scheme, though, it leaves my arms burning and worked in a way different than anything else. Different than a normal "pump".
    And I continue to be amazed at the quality calf workout that going real heavy and slow for low reps provides.
    All in all, liked this workout, though I would like to replace the cable crunches with something...just not sure what yet...

    Meals: Shiritaki noodles! Pasta for the carb cycler: it's made from tofu and has a net total of 1-3g CHO per serving. The taste and texture is a bit different that normal pasta, but it is still quite satisfying with some pesto, garlic and parmesan cheese overtop!
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  26. Week 5


    Updated Stats:

    Weight:
    242.6lb as of this morning
    Waist: 38.5" (That's a 1/2" decrease since my last update )
    Suprailiac Skinfold: 7-9mm - my skill with those calipers sucks, but hey, it still looks like I'm making progress!

    Irritation from the Lipo-U is practically gone; that was pretty nasty and came on so fast. One day I'm fine, the next, my belly button was deep red and incredibly tender. :/ Now that it's dissipating, I'm really beginning to like the way I look.


    Napalm: 3pumps is much cleaner to apply than the lipo. Each application is lower in volume, so it takes less smearing and rubbing in. Not sure how much Napalm I have left, but I'll continue to use and report on it until it's gone.

    Today's Workout: Supersets, as always

    4x6
    ATG Squats: 315, 335, 345, 355
    Weighted Chins: 70, 75, 90, 95

    4x6 Military Press: 185
    4x12 Unilateral Leg Press Calves: 340

    4x12
    BB Preacher Curls: 95, 105, 115, 115
    Overhead Triceps Ext.: 40, 45, 47.5, 50

    Those squats are far and away a PR and, honestly, I think I could've handled a bit more. On my second set, BW said I was overcompensating with my right leg (left is the weaker of the two), so I had to really concentrate on pressing bilaterally with equal force. Apparently I pulled it off, cuz BW is a firm critic of my lifting form, and I would have it no other way.
    The Chins are a PR too, though that last set took everything I had. In result, my military wasn't as good as I had hoped. I was pleased with my curls and overheads, though. Both those movements showed nice progress.

    Meals: Nothing new today, just more of the same old fare.
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  27. Seeing how you're enjoying the topicals, I wasn't sure if you noticed, but NP has a new carrier in stock (Penetrate 2.0) that's formulated after PP's lotion-type carrier. They'll also be getting bulk Formestane and Trione in stock...I'm definitely thinking of buying some Form. I've never used it, but only hear good things. I'd love to make my own TD with Form, 7-keto DHEA, and Yohimbene, but that's a lot of mixture.

  28. Yeah, I've been reading about the new carrier and thought a homebrew could be a lot of fun and productive as well.

    Your little recipe there could be great; I'm in the same boat as you on Form. Never used it, but all feedback seems glowing.

    I'm not sure what kind of transdermal I'd want to make at this point, just something fun and effective...
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  29. Would transdermal TTA/RK/Yohimbene work?

  30. RK/Y definitely. TTA, I don't know; I don't know it's mode of action off hand. :\ My guess is yes, but I'm just speculating...
    That would be a question for Strategicmove or Dsade.
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