Subbed.... Have you had the previous AS version?
For a quick overview of my training, consult this log:
Rodja's Hybrid Log
I'm in week 3 of my PCT for Cynostane and it's gone very smoothly. I've kept all of my strength and my recovery is still solid; it's not as good as it was on Cynostane, but still good.
I'd like to thank LG for selecting me to run this to help out with my PCT and to serve as somewhat of a bridge to my future plans (which are TBD). I started using this last night (w/ some extra BCAAs) and it went as follows:
Incline BB Press-165x3, 185x1, 190x1
DB Rows-130x12, 140x10, 150x6 (PR)
Flat DB Press-80x5, 85x3, 90x2.5 (failed 1/2 through 3rd rep)
HS Uni High Rows-125x10, 150x10
Static and Dynamic Stretching
Great session, as is any session where you set a PR. IDK why, but I have outstanding rowing strength, but mediocre pressing strength, as evidenced by this session. I injured my thumbs, yes, both of them, last week while sparring and it's somewhat hampering my grip strength. I'm taking some time off from MMA to let them heal up, especially since my right thumb is almost chronically sprained.
Subbed.... Have you had the previous AS version?
Awesome, If you have any questions about the dosing , just ask man.. Its strong, so play it safe
When an omega male is born it's game over
I can handle a good dose of stims and this hasn't been too much. Generally, as long as there is no Y-HCl, I'm good.
This has been a brutally hectic week; I've had an exam, a presentation over supplementation for Celiac Disease and have begun to research the science behind elite performance from every aspect (genetics, training, mentality, etc).
Nonetheless, I've still been training.
I usually call this MMA, but since all we did was straight box, I can't quite do that. I collectively did about 10 rounds throughout the night along with some technique and footwork drills. One thing I noticed was zero decline in cardio from the stims (always a concern) yet a calm, focused state. My aggression was definitely higher and I had to catch myself a couple of times while sparring to not go overboard and crank it up too high. There were some heated exchanges during the night and I was able to really start to get more comfortable with just boxing as I tend to use my kicks to set-up my range and many "explosive" techniques.
All-in-all, the AS is helping me to regain my aggression, which has been lower since PCT began. I have Vertical F/E tomorrow and MMA/Grappling on Saturday. Time to get this log really rolling.
How are you dosing bro? and I'm dying to hear how it taste and what ever else you think about it or what to add
10/30-Vertical F/E, Core
Push-Press-135x8, 155x5, 165x5, 170x5
DB Shrugs-110x12, 2x120x12
DB Upright Rows-35x12
Hammer Curls/Rope Pressdowns-3x50x10/2x115x12, 120x12
Really good session on this day. My right shoulder has been very stiff lately because it has somewhat cooled off here and it took me some time to get comfort within the joint before I started. Dips were slightly painful, but I got through it. Strength was a little lackluster during dips, but the muscle contractions were really good. PP is improving after a long layoff from doing them (PR is 190x3). After that, every rep had a great contraction, especially the DB Shrugs and Rope Pressdowns. My focus starting next week is to start increasing my cardio load and to eat a tad cleaner.
In on this brother! Im interested in seeing how this works out for you.
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Front Squat/Box Jump-185x3/30"x3, 205x3/30"x3, 215x3/30"x3, 225x1
SLDL-245x8, 275x5, 285x3(PR)
Hypers/Hanging Leg Raises-BW+25x15, 2xBW+45x15/3x15 (3 sec negative)
Dynamic and Static Stretching
This was a one of the better sessions that I've had for thighs in a long time. To those that are thinking, "WTF, Rodja!? 2 lifts for your thighs!?" may not be aware of why this is. The reason is simple: my thighs grow at a very disproportionate rate to the rest of my body and I'm training just for strength right now. I still plan on competing at 170 at some point and don't want to get up to 215. This is also the reason I do box jumps after the front squats: it is designed to train both my strength and power levels. I could have done another rep at 225, but I wanted to leave some in the tank and not risk injury; the 1 rep that I did was very smooth and clean. I'm also starting to notice my flexibility is returning to my hamstrings/glutes, particularly on my right side where I have had several injuries.
better late than never.
Today was a nice day of full sparring (TD/Grappling included). I did some basic warm-ups of lateral movements and shadow boxing after I took about 15 minutes to loosen up my lower back/glutes. I took the AS and some BCAAs ~30 minutes before I went to practice and threw on some Hatebreed while I was on my way; needless to say, I was very, very ready to go and had a huge surge of aggression. Actually, I've really noticed a huge spike in aggression lately; coincidence??
I ended up doing only 6 rounds, but the pace was much faster and the intensity was much higher. Plus, the grappling aspect always makes everything harder, especially when you have to handle someone's weight on top of you. There was a guy there that weighed at least 230 and I had to play it very smart if I didn't want to get smashed. My gameplan for him was to use my jab and low-kicks to establish my range before I decided to engage and clinch. I used body shots to wear the guy out and eventually got to his back. There was a bit of a scramble and I eventually ended in half-guard before transitioning to mount and rode out the clock...long ass 3 minutes.
The remainder was people closer to my size and I was able to work different facets of my game instead of focusing on just surviving. I got a small cut on the bridge of my nose, but it's very shallow and I won't miss any time.
11/3-Horizontal F/E, Core
BB Rows-275x12, 285x10, 295x8
Incline BB Press-175x3, 185x1, 190x1
DB Rows-140x12, 150x6
Flat DB Press-80x3, 85x3, 90x3
Really, really good session and solid strength numbers; increased my DB Press numbers by 1 rep and felt really good on rows, even though my erectors were still tight and sore from thighs the other day. I'm still nursing a minor thumb injury and it slightly effected me on the DB Rows and couldn't get a solid grip and it started to slip at about the 5th rep. I focused on getting a deep contraction and a 2-3 sec negative on every rep. Too early to say anything from a DOMS perspective and, outside of the lower-body work, I don't get DOMS when my volume is this low. My weight is around 199-200, depending on time of day, and I'm slightly leaner as well. My diet has not 100%, but I have been consistent with my training and increased my overall activity through little things (e.g. parking further away from campus so I have to walk ~1/2 mile to get to class).
Hows your rating on this stuff to date Rodja?
Aggression:8/10-something in this is really giving me a big kick ~30 minutes after I take it.
Performance: Overall: 8/10
Strength: 9/10-increases weights and/or reps almost across the board and only 1/2 through the run.
Cardio: 7/10-a little strong on the stim kick, but it only lasts for about 20 minutes before I begin to settle down. The mix of stims and the pro-androgens make me not want to stop.
Body Comp: N/A (too early)