Prime/SuperSap/PhytoTest

Page 6 of 11 First ... 45678 ... Last

  1. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    This is good!
    When you are hitting things solid & going all out, esp when changing routines up in the beginning, you can still grow in a hi-rep program.. ppl think 'oh, 15-20 rep range, that's cuts, can't grow'.. bullcrap. Hell, Kris Dim used to work in the 20-30+rep range, and he got some good growth going on (albeit having a little help). There's a lot of different parameters that go into muscle growth at any one given time..
    Oh for sure... you can use low reps when your cutting and high reps when you bulking. The key is to vary what you do. All rep ranges have value and it's best not to neglect different aspects of our training. To me it's fiddling with range, intensity and volume to keep things fresh and keep my body gaining. When I change routines it doen't help if I do a similar routine as the one I just did, I need variety...
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug


  2. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Oh for sure... you can use low reps when your cutting and high reps when you bulking. The key is to vary what you do. All rep ranges have value and it's best not to neglect different aspects of our training. To me it's fiddling with range, intensity and volume to keep things fresh and keep my body gaining. When I change routines it doen't help if I do a similar routine as the one I just did, I need variety...
    I'm pushing lower reps, higher weight at the moment myself; 12-6 rep zone, sometimes dipping into 5 reps.
    NSCA - CSCS
    •   
       


  3. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I'm pushing lower reps, higher weight at the moment myself; 12-6 rep zone, sometimes dipping into 5 reps.
    My next routine will be like that... all compound movements 5/5/5/8/12.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  4. Pretty good start to shoulder arm day... I was good for a couple extra reps then on the second set I was only able to duplicate what I idid on my first set last week. I went down 10 lbs and finished all my required reps. So it was better than last week.

    On to Triceps, no real progress on rope pressdowns, I don't think there is going to be either. It's so grueling dong drop sets on high reps for this exercise. My form is impeccable and there is major effect no matter what weigh I use. I went to close grip bench and was actually down a couple reps. It was so fugging hot in the gym and I was starting to feel really exhausted. I was having trouble holding my water as it seemed to be going right through me.

    I had strength though and I knew it, I was just running out of enegy. I went up 5 lbs on the preachers and got 15 reps!! and 8 on the drop. Told you I had strength; the war was on!! I went up another 5 lbs, remember I went up 10 lbs the previous week and now I was trying to duplicate that feat. I gave it my all and could only muster 10 reps but did 8 on the drop again. We were working fast, I was having trouble staying hydrated I missed my last 2 reps perhaps it was time to drop the weight. Fug that!! the third set on prime has been good to me. I was able to improve by one rep but only 6 on the drop but hell that took a lot of balls. I mean I was really sucking wind and was really starting to feel bad. I tried to get another set but hit the wall at 6 reps... yah I was cooked. I have been feeling quite run down so I am proud of how I did.

    It was time to do something about my sleep, I needed hardcore rest. I have been fighting like a beserker for the better part of the last 3 weeks. I have one bottle of REM left for emergencies... I took 3 before bed and man... I don't get more sleep with REM but the quality!! I feel fine today, yah my body is still exhausted to a large extent but I woke up feeling like I got about 10 hours sleep and feel much better today than I have all week.

    HITT cardio 2nite and I get tommorow off.. you better believe I'll be ready for leg day.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  5. Good report man. Overtraining is always an issue when you're using Prime, but it looks like you are using an intelligent approach and planning your rest just fine. Keep trucking!
    •   
       


  6. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    Good report man. Overtraining is always an issue when you're using Prime, but it looks like you are using an intelligent approach and planning your rest just fine. Keep trucking!
    Yes I am flirting with overtraining... I figure if I get the rest I need I'll be ok come next week, but if I have to back off a bit then I will. I have to make it through 8 weeks. It doesn't do me any good to burn out half way.

    Oh forgot the mention when I got home and looked in the mirror with my shirt off there was a monster in there. Man what a fuggin pump!! I weighed myself and after 3 weeks I have lost almost a pound... I just have to laugh cuz it looks like I gained a bunch... love the recomp on this.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  7. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I'm pushing lower reps, higher weight at the moment myself; 12-6 rep zone, sometimes dipping into 5 reps.
    That's more my style here lately. Been dipping down to the 5 and 6 rep zone. Love it!!! I love going all-out, pushing the needle to the red, and heating the engines up full bore!!!
    THE PAIN YOU ENDURE TODAY WILL PRODUCE THE POWER YOU ENJOY TOMORROW!!

    "Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High."

  8. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    My next routine will be like that... all compound movements 5/5/5/8/12.
    Sounds great. Make sure you do your rotator cuff exercises and stretch religously. Also do plenty of light weight warm up sets pyramiding up to that heavy stuff.
    THE PAIN YOU ENDURE TODAY WILL PRODUCE THE POWER YOU ENJOY TOMORROW!!

    "Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High."

  9. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Yes I am flirting with overtraining... I figure if I get the rest I need I'll be ok come next week, but if I have to back off a bit then I will. I have to make it through 8 weeks. It doesn't do me any good to burn out half way. .
    Do you a DC type "cruise week" where you back off the poundages significantly and stop well short of muscle failure. Keep it light and you'll recover fine. It will also make you hungry to go heavy again after that week is over.
    THE PAIN YOU ENDURE TODAY WILL PRODUCE THE POWER YOU ENJOY TOMORROW!!

    "Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High."

  10. Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    Sounds great. Make sure you do your rotator cuff exercises and stretch religously. Also do plenty of light weight warm up sets pyramiding up to that heavy stuff.
    Yah I gotta take care of this old bag of bones... I had actually hoped my shoulder would be fully recovered by now but it's being stubborn.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  11. Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    Do you a DC type "cruise week" where you back off the poundages significantly and stop well short of muscle failure. Keep it light and you'll recover fine. It will also make you hungry to go heavy again after that week is over.
    but I'm hungry now!! Might be a good idea to prepare for the upcoming madness. The timing would be good too, I'll gauge how I feel after Saturday.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  12. Damn DW the way you write about your workouts gets me all pumped up thinking about my workout. You could be a motivational coach that's for sure.

    I'm doing a bastardized version of DC training. No Rest pauses but only 1 working set. I go up either 5lbs in weight every w/o or increase reps. I go to failure every work set. Well as much as I can working out alone. All compound movements. It's been working pretty well so far. My strength is through the roof (for me anyways), I guess b/c I'm constantly pushing myself to increase the weight. Where as before I would be like well I can't get my whole 10 reps at this weight so I'll go back down. Plus I think the whole 1 working set is great for my recovery. I'm getting my whole body 2 every 8 days. The only thing is I'm sure my stamina is suffering for it. I know it did when I did 5x5 routine.

    Sorry kinda off topic just thought I'd share.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by kbtoy31 View Post
    Damn DW the way you write about your workouts gets me all pumped up thinking about my workout. You could be a motivational coach that's for sure.

    I'm doing a bastardized version of DC training. No Rest pauses but only 1 working set. I go up either 5lbs in weight every w/o or increase reps. I go to failure every work set. Well as much as I can working out alone. All compound movements. It's been working pretty well so far. My strength is through the roof (for me anyways), I guess b/c I'm constantly pushing myself to increase the weight. Where as before I would be like well I can't get my whole 10 reps at this weight so I'll go back down. Plus I think the whole 1 working set is great for my recovery. I'm getting my whole body 2 every 8 days. The only thing is I'm sure my stamina is suffering for it. I know it did when I did 5x5 routine.

    Sorry kinda off topic just thought I'd share.
    Yah your stamina might suffer some, but you'll get it back when you go back to a more stamina based routine. That's what snag and I were talking about, you have to vary your routines, touch all bases. It's the basic phylosophy of what your doing that has to change from one routine to another. That's bodybuilding... shaking it up.

    Yes I do very well with my trainees, non-motivated people don't tend to last long with me... I'm all about the intensity and I try to motivate. The people who do stay with me have to have that intensity. It's fun!! Currently I am only training 2 people, in my spare time. I am making the girl my training partner as she really has the desire. It's contagious...
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  14. Cardio was a bit of a struggle but I got through it and today is my rest day.

    Good sleep last night again so I should be ready to rip it up again tommorow...leg day!!
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  15. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    Yes I do very well with my trainees, non-motivated people don't tend to last long with me... I'm all about the intensity and I try to motivate. The people who do stay with me have to have that intensity. It's fun!! Currently I am only training 2 people, in my spare time. I am making the girl my training partner as she really has the desire. It's contagious...
    No doubt bro. I do some training on the side, couple clients, but there have been many who have fallen by the wayside cuz they didn't like my intensity. I don't have the patience to train ppl who are half-assing it. I only expect out of my trainees what I am willing to put into training myself -- total effort!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    No doubt bro. I do some training on the side, couple clients, but there have been many who have fallen by the wayside cuz they didn't like my intensity. I don't have the patience to train ppl who are half-assing it. I only expect out of my trainees what I am willing to put into training myself -- total effort!
    Yah and those people are few and far between, that's why now that I have found one here in town, I make them into a partner. Were a rare breed I guess. It's just no fun to be around people who don't put in the effort.

    Damn! on a side not I am feeling really alpha male today, the combination of Prime and test booster is overwhelming!!
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  17. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    ..I am feeling really alpha male today, the combination of Prime and test booster is overwhelming!!
    Schweeet!
    I was working in GNC yesterday feeling like God myself, it was hitting me hard..love that feeling! (no blasphemy intended)

  18. Is there such a thing as a Beta-Male feeling?
    NSCA - CSCS

  19. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    Schweeet!
    I was working in GNC yesterday feeling like God myself, it was hitting me hard..love that feeling! (no blasphemy intended)
    Yah and combine that with the fact I am rock fuggin hard and volumized... well put it this way it's going to be hard to take the day off.. but I know I have to, tommorow is going to be carnage..
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  20. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Is there such a thing as a Beta-Male feeling?
    I think that's how vegetarians must feel
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  21. Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    I think that's how vegetarians must feel
    Haha, that's good.
    NSCA - CSCS

  22. Cranked out another very good workout:

    I know since there has been just 2 of us we have been setting an awsome pace in our workouts, I was concious to get enogh rest between sets as last week I was pushing the pace. It was still crisp but much more sensible.

    Now I put sensbile aside for a bit and went up another 20 lbs on the front squats (that's 40 lbs in 3 weeks I believe maybe 50). It was very tough first set. Second set was a bit better but still very challenging. Then it happened.. despite getting a bad take of and being slightly off balance the weight just seemed to get lighter. The fourth set was the same and I finished feeling I could have done more weight. I may have to add another 20next week.

    SLDL's - Last week I finshed at 265 for 11 and I decided to make that my starting weight which is I believe 40 lbs up from where I started so this should be sufficient. I did 3 sets of 12 (grueling) and missed 2 reps on the forrth set.

    Calves and core work went very well and I was not feeling as destroyed as last week afterwards but it was a very good workout. I am feeling the pain today though. Most workouts I adjust to and am not as sore as time goes on...well there has been very little adjustment. I guess I am so progressive my body is just hanging on. Chest and back tonight we'll see how it goes.

    Oh and I weighed in up 2 lbs, and definitely leaned out significantly. Love the recomp on this.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  23. Well looks like my shoulder won't let my go heavy on bench yet. I have the strength but the shoulder gives out when I try to use more weight for the perscribed rep range. Just have to be patient. I was able to increse 2.5 lbs on my db decline flies though and got a really nice pump.

    I made some improvment in the back exercises doing more reps on pulldowns and straight arm pulldowns. This superset is a marathon so it's good to make any progress at all. I added 10 lbs to my reverse grip bent over rows and fought my way through.

    It was a very good workout overall and I seem to be crusing along quite nicely.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug

  24. Nice.. Good to see you're keeping an eye on that shoulder. It's nice to see a guy knowing his limitations and being able to work & increase smartly, rather pushing & getting hurt again.
    Keep this train rolling!

  25. Quote Originally Posted by snagency View Post
    Nice.. Good to see you're keeping an eye on that shoulder. It's nice to see a guy knowing his limitations and being able to work & increase smartly, rather pushing & getting hurt again.
    Keep this train rolling!
    Yes I learned the hard way but I learned. There is no way I am risking injury after all I've been through. If I feel it giving way I back the fug off.
    Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. ALRI's Primed results:
    By motiv8er in forum Supplements
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-25-2005, 04:48 PM
  2. ALRI PRIMED
    By IRISHRYG in forum Nutraplanet
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-25-2005, 02:50 PM
  3. ALRI PRIMED IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP!
    By stryder in forum Nutraplanet
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-22-2005, 12:56 PM
  4. Primed and Regeneration-X
    By Mr.50 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-05-2005, 11:18 PM
Log in
Log in