- 02-20-2010, 03:36 AM
The Natadrol has arrived and I am excited to start the cycle. I will start the cycle on Monday and keep a log of all my workouts.
The cycle will be:
2/2 Week 1
2/2/2 Weeks 2-6
PCT will be Formadrol XT
Age : 25
Weight : 183
Height : 5'7"
I have been working out solid for approximately three years, using traditional workouts. My starting weight was approximately 160 pds, give or take a few. I have never used a supplement similar to this, so this will definitely be exciting. Besides the supplements staples, I have used several natty boosters in the past.
My current diet consist of approximately 2600 to 3000 calories, depending on the day. Protein intake is between 180 to 200 grams and complex carbohydrate intake is between 300 to 400 grams, depending the day. When I say depending on the day, I mean days that include not working out might include less calories or carbohydrates. Healthy fats, such as fish oil, olive oil, avocados and etc are included in my diet and I always make sure to include my fruits and vegetables.
I am going to continue to take creatine for the first two weeks of the cycle. After that I will stop supplementing creatine until I reach my PCT. I have been supplementing creatine for several years so this will be good.
I like to do a four day split.
Monday : Chest and Triceps
Thursday : Back
Friday : Shoulder and Biceps
Calves and Abdominal is worked out at least two times out of the week.
Once in a while I will also throw in an extra day of just abdominal, biceps and calves.
I like to pyramid up 3-4 sets of each exercise with 8-12 reps. On leg day I might add a few sets or few reps. Legs can always use a few extra reps.
Last edited by AnthonyIOSOS; 02-28-2010 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Changed goal
- 02-21-2010, 05:25 PM
- 02-21-2010, 06:35 PM
2/21 Chest/Triceps (2/2)
I decided to hit the gym early this week. My chest felt a little flat and I just could not take one more day. I woke up around 9:30 AM, started the morning off with breakfast, multivitamin, bcaa's and two caps of Natadrol. At 10:30 AM I popped two Kre-Alkalyn caps and got to the gym at 11:00 AM.
DB Flat Bench: 60x12 65x12 70x10 75x8
DB Incline Bench: 60x12 70x12 75x10 80x8
Incline Hammer Strength Machine: 90x12 140x12 180x10 180x8
DB Flat Fly's: 20x12 25x12 30x12 35x10
Triceps Curls (Skull Crushers): 45x12 65x12 75x12 80x11
Two arm overhead dumbbell extensions: 50x12 60x12 70x10 70x8
Triceps Push Downs (Rope): 50x12 55x12 60x12 65x10(Drop Set to 40 with 12 more reps)
Machine Crunches superset with Roman Chair Leg Lifts: 3 sets 15 reps per exercise.
Overall today I had a good workout. Did not go too heavy and performed each exercise with good form and hard contractions at the top of each rep. Normal workout would start with DB Incline Press instead of DB Flat Press, allowing me to go heavier on the incline. Hammer Strength weight was definitely decreased, due to the fact it was my third chest exercise. A good day on hammer strength would usually be around 250 - 270 with some good reps. Triceps workout was pretty normal and consistent with what I normally due.
I'll keep track of my workouts and hopefully in a week or two the Natadrol will take affect.
I'll take my next dose of Natadrol with dinner.
FYI, I forgot to post my morning weight. I'll start doing this tomorrow.
[QUOTE=AnthonyIOSOS;2317302]Actually, there are not many Natadrol logs. The supplement is fairly new and not many people have had the opportunity to try it. There some logs out there, but several are incomplete. I say you go for it.[/QUOTE
maybe i got a week to decide...
I just woke up and ate breakfast. After breakfast I took 1 Kre-Alkalyn cap, multivitamin and 2 Natadrol caps. I will take the next dose of Natadrol tonight with dinner.
There will be no gym today. I have a job interview and want to feel fresh and prepared. Ill be back in tomorrow for legs.
Lookin good, I wanna see how this treats you!
When an omega male is born it's game over
2/23 Legs (2/2)
Today is my third day supplementing with Natadrol. So far there are no sides to report, except for being more thirsty and there is no noticeability of the supplement working. I am still supplementing two caps with breakfast and two caps with dinner. On Sunday I will add two more caps with my lunch.
Today's workout did not go so well. I worked out legs on Saturday and today I decided to do legs again. Saturdays workout was awesome, but obviously it is my fault for not taking enough recuperating time. That is what happens when you lift with friends, you get that peer pressure.
Barbell Back Squats: 135x10 185x10 225x10 225x10
Hack Squat (Machine): 90x10 140x10 180x10 230x8
Leg Extensions (superset with leg curls): 100x12 120x12 140x10 160x11
Leg Curls: 80x12 90x12 100x12 120x12
It was a terrible day for squats. Normally I would add up to 315 pds, but today that was a no way in hell. And I don't know where my belt is, I hope nobody stole it. I still had a decent workout and picked up a good sweat. My routine is all over the place and I am trying to get back on track. Once in a while this happens to me, but no worries, come Monday everything will be back on track.
Tomorrow I will do some shoulders and biceps.
2/24 Shoulders/Biceps (2/2)
Today I woke up and did what I always do. Eat breakfast and take my supplements. I got to the gym around 10:30 AM and was enthusiastic about working out.
Seated Military Press BB: 100x12 115x12 140x10 150x8
Seated Lateral Raises DB(Slow Movement): 10x12 20x12 25x11 25x7 20x11
Rear Fly's Lying Against Inclined Bench DB: 10x12 15x12 25x10 20x12
Upright Rows (Olympic 5ft) BB Shoulder Length Grip: 80x12 90x9 85x10 80x8
Straight Bar Curls (Olympic 5 ft Bar) (Arm Length in-between shoulders):
50x12 60x10 70x8 70x8
Hammer Curls (DB): 15x12 20x10 25x9 20x10
Today I felt great in the gym. I really wanted to be there and was eager to lift some weights. Nothing spectacular to report except for the enthusiasm and the awesome pump in my shoulders and biceps. The pump could be for numerous reasons, but it was def. better than normal. My focus on form was good and better than normal. No new numbers to report, however, I was not looking for new numbers just a good workout. No sides to report except for being thirsty. I may be back in tomorrow for some abdominal and calves.
2/25 Calves, Abs & Cardio (2/2)
Today was the same routine as every day. Wake up, eat breakfast, take supplements and head to the gym. I would normally not have a day dedicated to abs, calves and cardio. It is safe to say the Natadrol has made me more enthusiastic and willing to hit the gym an extra day. My motivation inside of the gym was excellent, and instead of performing two calf exercises I bumped it up to three. I also dislike doing cardio, but today I felt like it was something I do everyday.
Calf Raises (Leg Press Machine): 45x20 90x20 135x17 180x14 225x11
Seated Calf Raises: Body weight x 20 +45x20 +90x12 +55x14
Unfortunately there is no standing calf raises machine at my local gym. I use a 2x4 board and a dip belt to help me with this. I almost do this like a donkey calf raise, but with dumbbell hanging between legs.
body weight x 20 +30x20 +55x13 +55x12
Decline Sit-ups: bodyx20 25x20 35x15 35x15
Leg Raises: 4 sets of 15 Reps
20 minutes of cardio using bike.
At 5 days in I have noticed:
Side Effects : Thirst
Positive Effects: Motivation and Enthusiasm
Some muscle hardening (Especially in legs)
Glad to see motivation is high man, this is all important! Good luck and thank you for the great updates.
I have been incorporating some of Vince Gironda's tips. Some of these tips include using no thumbs around the bar, no ez bars, pulling to the sternum and reducing the amount of time in between each set. I do not like all of his tips or workouts, such as the prone dumbbell row .
Today, I was pouring sweat. Shirt was soaked, sweat was in my eyes and all over the mats. My time in between sets was reduced and my form stayed on cue. The Natadrol has helped me focus and concentrate on form and contractions instead of just bouncing heavy weights around. At the end of my workout I had 20 minutes to spare! Usually I am hustling to beat the clock. With the extra time I threw in some Hack Squats (Machine).
Wide Grip Pull Downs (To Sternum, No thumbs): 80x12 90x12 100x10 110x11
Close Grip Pull Downs (To Sternum, Hands Facing in, No thumbs): 80x12 90x10 100x10 110x8
Prone Dumbbell Rows: 20x12 35x12 40x10 45x10
Lat Pull Downs (Using Rope): 60x12 70x12 80x12 95x12
Dumbbell Shrugs: 60x12 70x12 80x10 85x8
Straight Bar Concentration Curls: 55x12 65x8 70x7 65x7
Seated Dumbbell Curls: 15x10 20x8 20x7 15x10
Hack Slide Machine: 90x12 140x12 180x12 130x10 250x8
Side Effects: Thirsty
Motivation, Focus, Enthusiasm (This reduced time in between sets)
Some Muscle Hardening (Not much, more in the legs)
I am not sure if there are any fat burning effects, but I have been sweating like a pig.
....So far I don't look much different or feel much stronger. I am changing my approach a bit and want to start concentration on isolations. There is a good possibility I might stop doing dead lifts and squats for a while. I want to see what shape my body will take without those two exercises.
Taking the day off from the gym. There is nothing new to report. Tomorrow I will start dosing 6 caps a day. =)
Today I started supplementing 6 caps a day. I just took my seconds dose with lunch and will take the third dose with dinner. At this point in time I have noticed no new side effects or positive effects. My focus still seems to be on cue, helping me with better form and less time in between sets. I am still sweating more and my body has been demanding more water.
I changed my goals from increasing bench press and squats to getting lean. I am tweaking my diet a bit and trying new exercises in the gym. Some exercises I have found to dislike and others are starting to grow on me.
Changes in my diet are following:
Lowering my carbohydrate intake.
Replacing the carbohydrates with more protein and fats.
Keeping my calorie count the same, but with the substitutions.
Carbohydrate intake will be roughly around 100 and protein will remain around 200. Extra fats have been added, including extra fish oil, olive oil, dairy, meat and avocados.
Example: My lunch consisted of 1/4C Brown Rice, 6oz chicken breast (drenched in olive oil), half an avocado and slice of 2 % cheese.
I trying this out to see how my body changes. I have been fighting this stomach for several years and I believe it is from my high carbohydrate intake. If others would like to chime in on this please feel free to do.
DB Flat Bench Press (Palms facing in at bottom of exercise): 50x12 60x12 70x10 75x5 50x10 - I have found this to be more difficult and forcing me to use lower weight.
To The Neck Press (Smith Machine, Incline)- 90x12 110x10 130x10 140x8 - Wow these might really work on upper chest. May give them another try, depending on how they may effect the shoulders.
Dips (Elbows out, focus on chest) 4 sets of 10 reps
DB FLat Flys: 20x12 30x12 35x8 35x8 - I really enjoyed these today. Awesome form and contraction. I love the isolations.
Skull Crushers: 45x12 55x12 65x12 80x8
Kneeling Triceps Extensions (Rope): 40x12 50x8 60x80 70x8
Kneeling Triceps Extensions (Straight Bar): 50x12 60x12 70x10 75x10
I really enjoyed the kneeling version of the triceps extensions. Less cheating and great contractions. If nobody has tried this, give it a shot.
Nothing new to report.
Side Effects: Thirst
Motivation, Focus, Enthusiasm (This reduced time in between sets)
Some Muscle Hardening (Not much, more in the legs)
Can't wait for this to really kick in man, should be long now and the strength and libido should sky rocket.
Nice workout... the "to the neck press" is going to hit your shoulders more than your chest IMO. It should hit some of the inner upper chest, but I've actually never been a fan of having the bar that high up... might as well be doing a military press.
...GMG760 Version 2.0 ... Back from the dead.
3/1 Legs (2/2/2) Rock & Roll time.
Barbell Back Squat: 135x12 190x12 230x12 245x10
Hack Squat Slide: 90x12 150x12 250x10 270x8
Leg Extensions: 120x12 140x11 160x9 160x10
--Superset w/ leg curls:
Leg Curls: 90x12 110x12 120x12 130x12
Seated Calf Raises w/ Smith Machine: 90x12 140x12 180x10 200x12
DB Curls Incline Bench about 20 degrees: 15x12 30x20 25x20 20x20
Standing Straight Bar Curls (Hands 12in apart): 35x12 55x12 65x7 60x8
It seems official, the Natadrol has started to take effect. I am still sweating like a pig and more focused than ever. As you will notice I do not squat a lot of weight. I am currently going without a belt and focusing on the form and using my core for stability.
-Increased backs squat by 20 pounds. Ditched the belt and stuck with form.
-Increased hack squat slides by 20 pounds. Last workout was 250 with 8 reps, this workout was 270 with 8 reps.
-Legs Curls increased by 10 pounds. Last workout 120 at 12 reps, this workout 130 at 12 reps.
-Possibly leaner? I have noticed more definition in my legs. Hard to tell, sometimes it depends on the day.
One of the best leg workouts I have had in a long time. I am going to take tomorrow off and return to the gym on Wednesday for either back or shoulders.
Side Note: I stopped taking BCAA's on Sunday and will return to them in two weeks. I will also stop taking creatine and glutamine on Saturday evening and return to both in two weeks following.
Last edited by AnthonyIOSOS; 03-02-2010 at 03:12 AM. Reason: Date change
looking good keep up the work...have you noticed any long term pumps...it seems like ive had a pump in my chest every since i finished my workout today(1130am). its slight but still a pumped feeling
We're all here for the same reasons bud. Like the top of the board says: learn, teach, lead.
...GMG760 Version 2.0 ... Back from the dead.
Morning weight 178.
Strange, I have not ate any less calories. The Natadrol has definitely made my body demand more water and sweat extremely during workouts. Possibility there are some fat burning qualities here. My stomach does look somewhat better and I am a bit more defined. I don't want to start losing weight, might have to throw a few more calories in.
I was going to take the day off from the gym, however, my wife is off and she would like to go together. Today will be shoulders with some abs.
I had a terrible day at the gym. I did not sleep well and there were several people in the gym making me feel very uncomfortable. A bunch of gang bangers throwing up gang signs at people and showing off there little to no muscle with a bunch of tattoos. Anyway, with the lack of concentration I was unable to really focus on my workout.
Wide Grip Pull Downs: 80x12 90x12 100x12 110x8
Cable Rows (Close Grip) 70x12 80x12 100x10 110x9
T-Bar Row: 45x12 70x12 80x12 90x10
Standing Lat Pull Down with Rope: 60x12 80x12 90x12 95x12
Seated Lateral Raise DB: 10x12 15x10 15x10 15x9
Reverse Machine Fly: 50x12 7x12 90x10 90x8
15 minutes of cardio
Nothing new or exciting to report.
3/3 Calves, Abs, Biceps
Nothing special today. Just as the title says calves, abs and biceps.
I am looking a bit more lean. My wife said my back is looking more cut, so that is a plus.
I am looking forward to Friday, I feel there are going to be some new gains with the chest and triceps!
Almost to the end of week two and have nothing spectacular to report. The thirst, hunger and motivation is still present. I have no noticeable increases in muscle size and have no difference in definition since my last workout. I thought today was going to be an awesome chest day, however, apparently I was wrong. On the plus side I did shoot up on some triceps exercises. My second bottle just came in today and starting sunday I will have four more weeks of this cycle.
BB Bench Press: 135x12 185x11 205x6 185x10 135x15
Machine Incline Bench Press: 145x12 190x12 205x9 220x7
DB Flat Fly's: 20x12 30x12 35x7 35x8
Triceps Extension (Straight Bar): 55x12 65x12 75x10 85x10
Kneeling Triceps Pulldown: 60x12 70x10 80x8 75x9
Two Hand DB Press: 40x12 50x12 60x8 65x8
-Triceps Extensions(Skull Crushers) increased to 85 pounds with 10 reps. Last workout was 80 pounds with 8 reps.
-Kneeling Triceps Pull down increased to 80 pounds with 8 reps. Last workout was 75 pounds with 10 reps.
Hopefully next week my chest workout will improve. I have been placing my feet on the bench trying to focus more on the chest movement.
-No more creatine for two weeks.
-No more BCAA supplement for two weeks.
-No more glutamine supplement for two weeks.
-Dextrose added to post workout shake. 50g carbs 25g protein.
-Currently taking uni-liver, opti-men, natadrol, fish oil and whey protein.
Machine Hack Squat(wide): 90x12 140x12 180x10 230x10
Front Squats (heel on 2x4): 45x12 95x12 115x12 135x12 155x12
Leg Extensions: 120x12 140x11 160x11 162.5x11 165x11
Lying Leg Curls: 80x12 100x12 120x12 140x12 150x10
Seating Calf Raises (smith): 90x20 150x18 180x15 205x13
Standing Calf Raises (smith):135x12 140x11 135x11 100x20
Close Grip BB Curls: 35x12 55x12 65x10 75x8
Two Arm DB Curl (non-alternate): 10x12 15x10 20x11 25x8
Forearm/Wrist Curls: 50x15 60x13 70x12 70x11
First off, let me say I was pretty hung over today. Yes, I know drinking alcohol with bodybuilding is a no-no. I have not drank in three weeks and it was suppose to be minimal, however, it got a little out of control. I still managed to have a decent workout and some new numbers. Today I did a some supersets, forcing me to reduce weight on my hack squat.
Increased leg curls from 130 to 150.
Increased leg extensions from 160 to 165
Quads were pushed hard due to the superset.
Increased seated calf raises from 200 to 205
Slight more definition.
Two noticeable pimples, nothing extreme.
Seems to be going good so far. Just finished the second week yesterday and have four more to go.
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