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    Grmlock puts the new Activate to Xtreme testing


    First, I want to thank Robboe and DS for selecting me to run a log of the new and improved AX. I have been a big fan of DS since I first tried the original incarnations of GXR, Melting Point, etc. To this day, the original Activate Xtreme is my favorite natty test booster and I'm hoping this one exceeds that version and, on paper at least, it looks like it will be.

    I started dosing this morning about 45 minutes before breakfast to take advantage of the GH boost from the Macuna and L-Dopa. Dosing will be pre-breakfast and pre-WO or ~45 minutes before dinner. One thing that I LOVE is the inclusion of Vitamin D especially now that it's getting into he winter months and most get less sunlight this time of year.

    I'll update tonight after I get done with training which tonight, is going to be some Prowler pushes.

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    Alright, first training session was a major success. I wasn't really feeling going to the gym the first day after a holiday as I knew it would be packed. Instead, I pushed the Prowler...17 times. Each stretch was 40M and there was 110 lbs add to it.

    Session breakdown:

    Piriformis Roll
    Foam Roll
    Hip Flexor Stretch

    3, 3-minute rounds jump rope

    Prowler Pushes

    Flexibility

    It took me about 30 minutes to do these and I was about to vomit after about 11 of them, but I kept going. I haven't been pushing the Prowler like I need to be, but it's by far one of the best conditioning methods.
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    Starting Stats:

    6'
    220 lbs
    13% BF

    Assessment Lifts (Current):
    Dips (BW+70x12)
    Pullups (BW+45x8)
    Squats (315x12)
    Deadlifts (495x5)
    Standing Military (195x8)
    Flat Bench (275x12)

    I'm hoping to add 5-10 lbs on these lifts while increasing my conditioning. I do some accessory lifts as well, but these are the main things that I focus on while lifting. I'm not a BBer in any sense of the word; I am an athlete and train as such.
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    17!? Good God...
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    Nice workout routine
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    Only 1 day in and I've already noticed the sleep effects from the Macuna and L-Dopa. Fell asleep within minutes and feel 100% rested today even after my Prowler session yesterday.
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    11/30: Rep Upper, Core

    Foam Roll
    Dynamic Warm-Up

    Dips
    BW+45x15x5

    Pullups
    BW+25x10x5

    Facepulls
    150x15x5

    Side Laterals
    ss
    Shrugs
    45x12x5/125x12x5

    Decline Sit-Up
    BW+10x10x3

    Static Stretches

    Amazing session today which I attribute to the great nights rest that I got. I kept the main lifts lighter than usual to implement more periodization into my program and put less wear and tear on my body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    17!? Good God...
    BEAST!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    BEAST!!
    Yeah, my legs are still shot from that night, so I took Wednesday off from training, but I did squeeze in a 20 minute MFR and flexibility session. I have legs on deck for today and will update after I train this afternoon.
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    12/2: Legs, Core

    Squats: 225x15, 275x12, 315x12
    SLDL: 225x12, 245x12, 275x10
    Walking DB Lunges: 80x12, 80x12, 80x12
    GHR: 10, 10, 10
    Planks/Cable Crunches: 30s/135x20, 30s/135x20, 30s/135x20

    DC Stretches

    I was in the zone for this whole session. I took the AX about 45 minutes prior to training and it was starting to kick in during my warmup. It may be a coincidence, but I was starting to get a little more irritable than usual. I'm not going to say that it's the AX yet, but this is definitely promising. I felt great during the squats and will be attempting a new PR next week. I may have been able to hit it this week, but I didn't want to stop with the Prowler on Monday. Rodja and I have a conditioning session tomorrow afternoon and it'll be interesting to see if this will also have some nice cardio benefits.
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    Another great night of sleep on AX. Still seem to be a bit cranky, but it may just be the GF.
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    I defintely see improved sleep on this

    Another nice workout...
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    12/4: Conditioning

    1/2 mile jog

    10 sets:
    Prowler Push: 40M+100 lbs
    30 Jumping Jacks
    3 Tire Flips (450 lbs)

    Total Time: 17:26

    Another brutal conditioning session. A little less weight, but with more components to the training. I was humming along until I rolled my ankle during the jumping jacks, but I only had 2 more intervals left at that point. Legs got a massive pump in them after 2 intervals from both the Prowler and the tires. My legs were so full of blood that I could barely walk and jumping jacks were much harder than usual. Still, great day outside to sweat.
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    12/4: Max upper

    Warmup and pre-hab

    Push-press: 175x8, 185x5, 195x5, 205x5, 225x5
    Pullups (between PP sets): 15x5

    Incline DB press: 80x12, 90x12, 100x9, 110x6

    DB rows
    -ss-
    Side laterals
    120x15/45x12, 140x12/45x12, 150x10/45x12

    BW dips (max reps w/ 90s rest): 17, 17, 18, 14

    Static stretching

    All I can say is wow. I had a killer pump from this session. It's almost to the point where it hurt and my arms were extremely heavy after my last set of dips. In fact, the pump was so large that I struggled to put on my seatbelt.

    At this point, I can say that the aggression has kicked in, which was not present in the previous version of the AX. This was day 6 and I am looking forward to what lies for me for the rest of the bottle.
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    Niiice

    Those are some workouts!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hookset View Post
    Niiice

    Those are some workouts!!!
    Thank you. I've really noticed a great increase in my performance since I cut out the crap, started doing some foam rolling and the like, and working mainly in a movement fashion instead of focusing on a muscle during my sessions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmlock View Post
    Thank you. I've really noticed a great increase in my performance since I cut out the crap, started doing some foam rolling and the like, and working mainly in a movement fashion instead of focusing on a muscle during my sessions.
    Just wait until you graduate to using some PVC pipe instead of the foam.
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    12/6: conditioning

    Dynamic warmup
    Prehab

    Circuit 1
    Prowler push 40M
    50 jumping jacks
    15 burpees
    20 hammer swings
    sprint

    Circuit 2
    5 tire flips
    50 jumping jacks
    sprint
    100 jump rope

    Circuit 3
    Same as 1

    Circuit 4
    Same as 2

    Circuit 5
    Prowler push 40M
    50 jumping jacks
    5 tire flips
    100 jump rope
    sprint

    Total time 17:28
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    Nice workouts!
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    Feeling really good even after pushing myself really hard the past 10 days or so. Surprisingly, my legs still feel fresh and aren't fried out like they usually are. Sleep has consistently been great and I'm noticing some subtle, yet noticeable changes in my vascularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Just wait until you graduate to using some PVC pipe instead of the foam.
    Just wait until you graduate to using broken glass instead of the PVC pipe...
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    12/8: Rep Upper

    Foam Roll
    Dynamic Warm-Up

    Dips
    BW+90x5x5

    Pullups
    BW+45x5x5

    Facepulls
    175x15x5

    Side Laterals
    ss
    Shrugs
    45x12x5/140x10x5

    Decline Sit-Up
    BW+25x5x5

    Static Stretches

    Decided to step it up a bit in the gym. Great pump and a smooth, yet intense aggression the entire session. I'm extremely sore in my traps and rear delts from this with some good soreness in my chest and upper lats.

    So far what I've noticed is:
    Increased aggression
    Great sleep (longer and more restful)
    Better pumps
    Increased vascularity
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    "So far what I've noticed is:
    Increased aggression
    Great sleep (longer and more restful)
    Better pumps
    Increased vascularity"

    Exactly what you want from this.
    Good results!!!
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    12/9: Lower, Core

    Front Squats: 225x15, 245x12, 255x12
    SLDL: 225x12, 245x12, 275x10B
    BB Lunges: 185x12, 185x12, 185x12
    GHR: 10, 10, 10
    Planks/Decline Crunches: 30s/35x10, 30s/35x10, 30s/35x10

    DC Stretches

    Decided to switch it up today and do some things I haven't done in awhile. I used to do only front squats to keep a tighter core, but I've deviated from them for about a year. I'm really priming my body before I hit it really hard the last 2 weeks of the log.
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    Warmup and pre-hab

    Pullups: BW+45x8, BW+55x5, BW+55x5, BW+60x5, BW+70x5
    Dips (between PP sets): BW+45x12

    Incline DB press: 80x12, 90x12, 100x9, 110x6

    DB Shrugs
    ss
    Rear Fly
    120x15/45x12, 140x12/45x12, 150x10/45x12

    Blast strap pushups (+20lb vest; 90s rest): 46, 42, 44, 40, 39

    Sprints

    50Mx10
    9:47

    I felt really good today. Woke up early, had some coffee with my AX, ate my breakfast, and then headed to the gym 90 minutes later. My shoulders were feeling great, so I decided to really hit the lifts requiring good shoulders hard. Great pump in the whole delt/trap area and some good strength and recovery between sets. I couldn't quite get the sprints going as well as I would have like since my legs were still a little dead from my leg session, but still good nonetheless.
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    I wish I had the guts to try your workouts!!!

    Good stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hookset View Post
    I wish I had the guts to try your workouts!!!

    Good stuff...
    It's more of just having the discipline to keep a schedule. I don't always train like this, but I make sure that I always go to the gym and do something.
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    I hear ya...

    I'm good with consistency and am doing good with heavy weights. It's the joints that suffer for me doing some challenging crosstraining routines at this age.
    I ain't old but can't stop the joints from screamin'...

    Your results are looking impressive
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    12/13: Conditioning

    50 tire flips
    10 Prowler pushes

    17:12

    Thought I was going to have a coronary during this as my HR got really high. I managed to keep my hip burst throughout the tire flips and it didn't feel like my quads were dead at the end of the Prowler pushes. Recovery is definitely improved and vascularity is way up in my forearms and front delts.
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    Could you explain the increased aggression? Is it something you are able to manage and are you taking it outside the gym or spending it there? The main reason why I ask this is because I ordered the Triazole+Active Xtreme+ Lean Xtreme combo and am wanting to know what to expect. I'll continue to follow your log!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilebo2 View Post
    Could you explain the increased aggression? Is it something you are able to manage and are you taking it outside the gym or spending it there? The main reason why I ask this is because I ordered the Triazole+Active Xtreme+ Lean Xtreme combo and am wanting to know what to expect. I'll continue to follow your log!
    It's easily manageable, but I have been finding myself more edgy and irritable. Again, it's not having any negative effect upon my relationships or social life, but it is fun to have an increased intensity at all times.
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    I'm finding the Lean Xtreme helps level out the aggression and keep it focused in the gym.
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    12/15: Rep Upper

    Foam Roll
    Dynamic Warm-Up

    Dips
    BW+90x5x5

    Pullups
    BW+45x5x5

    Facepulls
    175x15x5

    Rear Flys
    ss
    DB Rows
    45x12x5/150x15x5

    Decline Sit-Up
    BW+35x5x5

    Static Stretches

    Still feeling great and really feeling strong and aggressive in the gym. I never got tired during this session and had to stop myself from adding extra volume to the session. Fantastic pump in the lats, traps, and delts along with some great vascularity in the area.
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    Sorry for the lack of updates the past few days. I tweaked my knee while I was warming up for a conditioning session on Thursday. It's not overly tender, but I can't really drive off of it.
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    Injuries suck.

    Rest up, and don't try and come back at it too soon.
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