Maximizing my Training Cycle: UHCougar05's Maximize V2 Log
- 09-11-2010, 01:28 AM
Maximizing my Training Cycle: UHCougar05's Maximize V2 Log
Been a long time since I've posted over here (many, many moons). But I'm logging a bottle of Maximize V2 that iForce Dave was nice enough to send me. I'm currently 13 weeks away from the 2010 Texas Strongest Man and will be training for that. Here are the events:
Max Axle (PR: 255)
Farmers for Distance (PR: 270 for 60')
Yoke (PR: 750 for 49')
Conan's Wheel (PR: N/A)
Stone Series (PR: Let's not go there )
Here are my last two workouts:
9/2 - Week 34 Upper/Lower Accumulation
Bench (3 grips - Thumb off of Smooth, POR, Comp Grip)
185x5x9 (RPE 7-8)
235x5 - Too Heavy
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9/4 - Week 34 Lower Accumulation
365x3x8 (RPE 6-7)
Random Ab Work
- 09-11-2010, 05:17 AM
09-11-2010, 05:27 PM
9/11 - Week 13 Transmutation (Kinda)
Axle Zerchers off Pins (Beltless)
Axle Clean and Press
235x1 - ~92% of 1RM
159 Stone to 56" platform for multiple reps
Heavier Stones to 48" platform (no clue on weights, guesstimating 200 to 275ish)
09-11-2010, 05:39 PM
09-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Looking good! Glad david gave you the opportunity to try this leading up to your comp to help you out and achieve your goals!
Although a bodybuilder myself and powerlifting being on the other side of the fence from me, I am looking forward to following this because I know the hard work that you guys most put in!
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative
09-13-2010, 12:51 AM
This ought to be pretty interesting! Good luck in the comp BTW. I know it's still a few months out but it come up quick!
Serious Nutrition Solutions rep
09-13-2010, 11:38 AM
09-13-2010, 12:54 PM
love the workouts, i have been doing powerlifting workouts for some time now and i love it!
How are you liking the maximize v2? Post up your thoughts on the effects, taste, etc!
iForce Nutrition Sponsored Athlete
09-16-2010, 11:06 AM
09-16-2010, 01:44 PM
09-16-2010, 04:40 PM
09-19-2010, 12:19 AM
Well, I couldn't make it to the gym. The boy was having a meltdown and mama needed me at home.
9/18 - Transmutation (Events)
57kgx1 Clean/3 Strict Press
87kgx1 C/ 3 Push Press
97kgx1 C/ 3 Push Jerkx2
107.5x1 C/ 3 PJx2 ~90% of Contest PR
Misc Stones to 48" Platformx3
Heavier Stone to Lap, had trouble loading. I just need to get stronger.
Tried 1.5 scoops today. The focus was a little better, but the intensity and recovery between sets was similar to 1 scoop, so I'll stay at one scoop for the duration.
09-20-2010, 12:04 PM
09-24-2010, 10:39 AM
Been super busy with work this week. Here's Tuesday's workout:
9/21 - Week 11 Upper Accumulation
13" Log Clean and Press (1 Clean)
165x5x2 - Strict Press
185x5x2 - Strict Press
205x5 - Push Press/ Push Jerk
Sledge Hammer Swings
09-27-2010, 12:11 PM
9/27 - Cardio
I think I'll dial it back down to half a scoop for Cardio.
I'm also down to 252. One thing I've noticed from taking the Maximize in the morning is an appetite suppressing effect which is a nice perk since I'm trying to lose a bit of fat before my contest.
09-29-2010, 10:23 AM
9/28 - Cardio and Accumulation
AM Cardio - 50 Minutes (1 Scoop)
PM - Week 10 Accumulation
Axle C&P (Short Axle) - 1 Clean
72.5kgx3x2 (RPE 6)
77.5kgx3x2 (RPE 7)
87.5kgx3x2 (RPE 7)
97.5kgx8 (RPE 9)
180(per hand)x170' (85' w/ Turn)
9/29 - Cardio
1 hour (1/2 Scoop)
09-29-2010, 10:51 AM
Looking good my man. One scoop seems to be the sweet spot for you. I think I like mine at about a scoop and a half. The focus as you stated at that dose is sweet. I tried 2 scoops and I felt a bit over stimmed..lOL
09-29-2010, 11:29 AM
10-01-2010, 10:14 AM
9/30 - Cardio and Lower Accumulation
AM - Cardio 30 minutes - 1/2 Scoop
PM - Week 10 Lower Accumulation - 1 Scoop
Front Squats (w/ Straps around the Bar)
90kgx3 - RPE 6
110kgx3 - RPE 7
130kgx3 - RPE 7
150kgx1 - RPE 8-9
170kgx1 - RPE 9-10
Zerchers from Pins (Mimicking The Pick for Conan's Wheel)
255x1+1 15 Sec Hold
255x1 30 Sec Hold
Arch Back GMs
Had the gym to myself. Focus was ridiculous.
10-01-2010, 11:11 AM
10-01-2010, 12:21 PM
10-04-2010, 10:53 AM
10/4 - Cardio (1/2 Scoop)
20 minutes - Woke up late and had to rush, so I didn't get in as much cardio as I would have liked, but some is better than none.
10-07-2010, 11:03 AM
10/6 - Cardio and Upper Accumulation
AM - Cardio 40 minutes (1 Scoop)
PM - Upper Accumulation (1 Scoop)
8" Log Clean and Press (Clean 1st Rep) (Old PR: 205x7)
155x5 - Strict Press
165x3x2 - Strict Press - RPE 6
185x3x2 - Strict Press - RPE 6
205x3 - Push Press - RPE 7-8
225x9 - Push Press/Push Jerk PR - RPE 10
200x30 sec hold
Keg Cleans (Mimicking Atlas Stone Movement)
234x1 - This was fawking heavy and awkward
It was a good night. The last rep on the log wouldn't have counted in NAS because I let the log rest on my head. Good for a gym lift though.
10-07-2010, 11:17 AM
Here's a review at this point:
Maximize mixes well in water straight out of the tap and in ice cold water. Although ice cold water seems to bring out the raspberry flavor more. The tartness of the lemonade is also refreshing
I respond very well to supplements with 1,3 in them. I refer to the focus as laser like. Too much 1,3 does throw me off a bit, having an almost "stimmed-out" feeling. But I-Force put just the right amount per scoop and I really enjoy it.
I see a definite increase in both work capacity and endurance using Maximize. It's funny that the only thing holding me back isn't my muscles, it's my lungs. My mind and muscles say, "Let's go, we're ready for another set!" and my lungs say, "Can we get a minute? We're still on fire..." I usually keep my rest between sets between 1-3 minutes, but on Maximize, I've been able to reduce that significantly.
Now that I'm getting into a bit heavier part of training cycle, I'll try and get videos of my training as well.
10-07-2010, 02:48 PM
10-11-2010, 11:10 AM
10-15-2010, 12:05 PM
Been Slacking the last few days.
10/12 - Cardio (1/2 Scoop)
10/13 - Cardio (1/2 Scoop)
10/14 - Cardio and Upper Transmutation
AM - Cardio 30 Minutes (1/2 Scoop)
PM - Upper Transmutation
Axle C&P - 1 Clean (kilos)
97.5x3 - (RPE 7)
107.5x3x2 (RPE 7-8)
112.5x2 - (RPE 8-9)
117.5x1 - (RPE 10)
90+handle (Not sure on handle weight)x180'
140+handles (Not sure on handle weight)x90'
100x10secx2(1 set per hand)
My camera was dead, so I wasn't able to get video last night. I'm going to charge it and hopefully get videos tomorrow. I'll be doing Front Squat, Yoke, Farmers again (with handles I know the weight of), and stones. Should be a fun day.
10-16-2010, 10:57 PM
10/16 - Lower Transmutation
Front Squat (straps around bar)
275x48xMissx3, Couldn't get it out of the lap.
I need more time with heavier stones. Especially lapping them, as I couldn't sit back with the stone in my lap.
10-22-2010, 10:42 AM
I keep forgetting to log my individual days, but it's only cardio, so I hesitate to give it its own post (it's not that exciting. )
10/18 - Cardio - 1/2 Scoop
10/19 - Cardio - 1/2 Scoop
10/20 - Cardio - 1/2 Scoop
10/21 - Upper Transmutation - 1 Scoop
Log Clean and Press (1 Clean, 13" Log)
160x5 - RPE 6
180x5 - RPE 7-8
200x3 - RPE 8
220x3 - RPE 9
250x1 - RPE 10
Farmers Walk - Oxygen Tanks (~170lbs Empty)
220x~110' - 3 Drops
The weight of the implements wasn't heavy, I was just getting beat to hell and it threw me off balance
10-24-2010, 08:23 PM
10/21 - Lower Transmutation (Events)
100x100' (50 w/ Turn)
180x100' - 1 Drop, Hit a pothole and went flying
Zercher Box Squats w/ Axle
640x~50' (length of Gym)
309x48" - PR Fawk Yeah!
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