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  1. Hard as Adamantium


    So JD over at athletix was kind enough to hook me up with a tub of adamantium, pink lemonade flavor


    (that's right, I have my own name on my wall)


    I am in contest prep right now, my show is july 16 . . . so that means I'll be running this right up to my show

    Currently holding onto strength in most areas, and even increasing in others, so it will be interesting how this treats me as my calories shrink down even more (1700 now)

    I have also been taking inhibit-e (atd) for the past 3 weeks, and will continue throughout my log @ 25mg/day. This should deal with any potential estrogenic sides I could experience.


    Im debating whether or not I should do before and after pictures, because my results may give the wrong impression of the product (Im going to go from single digit bf #'s to contest-level conditioning). Also I really dont want to post pictures of myself now, as Id rather wait to unveil the complete package in july. What I may end up doing is taking the befores now and just wait to post them till the end. I think that will suffice.



    Anywho, I'll be drinking down my first serving tomorrow before heading out for my heavy legs day . . . should be a good time!


    Welcome, comrades


  2. in for support, bro
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  3. Best of luck bro! I got some Adamantium in the mail today and the taste (and smell) is PHENOMENAL.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    So JD over at athletix was kind enough to hook me up with a tub of adamantium, pink lemonade flavor


    (that's right, I have my own name on my wall)


    I am in contest prep right now, my show is july 16 . . . so that means I'll be running this right up to my show

    Currently holding onto strength in most areas, and even increasing in others, so it will be interesting how this treats me as my calories shrink down even more (1700 now)

    I have also been taking inhibit-e (atd) for the past 3 weeks, and will continue throughout my log @ 25mg/day. This should deal with any potential estrogenic sides I could experience.


    Im debating whether or not I should do before and after pictures, because my results may give the wrong impression of the product (Im going to go from single digit bf #'s to contest-level conditioning). Also I really dont want to post pictures of myself now, as Id rather wait to unveil the complete package in july. What I may end up doing is taking the befores now and just wait to post them till the end. I think that will suffice.



    Anywho, I'll be drinking down my first serving tomorrow before heading out for my heavy legs day . . . should be a good time!


    Welcome, comrades

    Sounds awesome! what weight will you be competing in? I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the taste, I think Athletix did a great job with the pink lemonade.


    Quote Originally Posted by jwa254 View Post
    Best of luck bro! I got some Adamantium in the mail today and the taste (and smell) is PHENOMENAL.
    Damn right it's Phenomenal
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  5. Thanks good bros

    the weight classes are all messed up for my show. I was supposed to be in the lightweight class of 145-155 right at 155, but they changed it to a lightweight class of 145-165. I'll be in the middle, which means I'll have to have the best conditioning, posing, and individual routine to beat everyone else. Not really a problem, but it ticked me off a little bit.
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  6. Day 1: Heavy Legs

    ** just a heads up, the bars in my gym are 50lbs not 45lbs(technically they're 53lbs, but Im not counting those 3lbs . . . yet ). No, I am not adding 2.5's to each of my sets **

    * Squats
    bar x10, 140x8, 230x3, 320x3, 320x2, 320x2
    * Front Box Squats (to parallel, pause reps)
    140x5, 190x3, 230x3, 245x3(PR)
    * Glute Machine
    I dont remember the weights, but I racked it for 2 out of my 4 sets
    * Leg Extensions Machine
    80x13, rack x10, rack+7.5x10, rack+10x10 drop rack x4 drop 180x5 drop 100x5 drop 70x10 => deadface
    * Seated Calf Raises (plate loaded)
    180x10, 135x10, 135x10, 90x10, 90x12, 90x13, 90x20


    Finished up with 15 minutes on the stationary bike to get some extra cals burnt off.

    Obviously its far too early to start judging the adamantium (daa usually doesnt kick in for a good 12 days), but I can say that the taste was pretty good. It was a mix between lemonade and fruit punch, and the aftertaste was straight lemonade (thanks citric acid )

  7. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    Day 1: Heavy Legs

    ** just a heads up, the bars in my gym are 50lbs not 45lbs(technically they're 53lbs, but Im not counting those 3lbs . . . yet ). No, I am not adding 2.5's to each of my sets **

    * Squats
    bar x10, 140x8, 230x3, 320x3, 320x2, 320x2
    * Front Box Squats (to parallel, pause reps)
    140x5, 190x3, 230x3, 245x3(PR)
    * Glute Machine
    I dont remember the weights, but I racked it for 2 out of my 4 sets
    * Leg Extensions Machine
    80x13, rack x10, rack+7.5x10, rack+10x10 drop rack x4 drop 180x5 drop 100x5 drop 70x10 => deadface
    * Seated Calf Raises (plate loaded)
    180x10, 135x10, 135x10, 90x10, 90x12, 90x13, 90x20


    Finished up with 15 minutes on the stationary bike to get some extra cals burnt off.

    Obviously its far too early to start judging the adamantium (daa usually doesnt kick in for a good 12 days), but I can say that the taste was pretty good. It was a mix between lemonade and fruit punch, and the aftertaste was straight lemonade (thanks citric acid )

    Sick update, thats amazing your still getting PR's while on a 1700 cals diet, I don't know how you do it Andrew!
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  8. actually cut it down to 1600 :\

    refed today with a box of cheerios. so full, haha

  9. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    actually cut it down to 1600 :\

    refed today with a box of cheerios. so full, haha
    1600 cals sure does suck, you really appreciate food once you get back to bulking lol


    Mmmm I love me some cheerios!
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  10. dang, i can't fathom 1600 cals. what do you typically eat in a day?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by uforce View Post
    dang, i can't fathom 1600 cals. what do you typically eat in a day?
    I'll screen shot my fitday from two days ago when I get home from the gym later.

    edit:


    ^^ That was thursday


    I actually decided to keep my cals at 1700 and just up my cardio. same overall goal but a better way to go about to doing it.
  12. Day 2, Heavy Upper Back


    Was looking to get some sweet weight increases, and I didnt disappoint myself.

    * Pulling Power Movement: Bent over rows (used parallel grip bar)
    140x10, 190x5, 230x5, 250x5, 230x5, 190x5 drop 140x10 => whew, that bar is something to work with.
    * Assistance Pulling movement: Weighted Chin ups (underhand)
    +60x5, +70x5, +75x4(PR) drop +55x4.5
    * Lat pulldowns (wide grip) // Straight arm lat pulldowns
    100x10 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8
    * Seated rows
    140x8, rack x5, rack x5, rack x5 drop 140x8 (rack=220 iirc)
    * 7's with wide grip row machine
    80x10, 90x10, 80x10, 80x10, 70x10, 70x10, 60x13

    Finished up with about 15 min of hiit on a pretty advanced elliptical (allowed for lateral and vertical movement)




    Anyways, I was happy with my PR today. Guess I owe it somewhat to my carb up yesterday . . . mmmmm cheerios

  13. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    Was looking to get some sweet weight increases, and I didnt disappoint myself.

    * Pulling Power Movement: Bent over rows (used parallel grip bar)
    140x10, 190x5, 230x5, 250x5, 230x5, 190x5 drop 140x10 => whew, that bar is something to work with.
    * Assistance Pulling movement: Weighted Chin ups (underhand)
    +60x5, +70x5, +75x4(PR) drop +55x4.5
    * Lat pulldowns (wide grip) // Straight arm lat pulldowns
    100x10 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8, 150x8 // 40x8
    * Seated rows
    140x8, rack x5, rack x5, rack x5 drop 140x8 (rack=220 iirc)
    * 7's with wide grip row machine
    80x10, 90x10, 80x10, 80x10, 70x10, 70x10, 60x13

    Finished up with about 15 min of hiit on a pretty advanced elliptical (allowed for lateral and vertical movement)




    Anyways, I was happy with my PR today. Guess I owe it somewhat to my carb up yesterday . . . mmmmm cheerios
    I like the diet set up. Wow that elliptical looks intense, I wanna try one of those lol. PR again! Nice!!!
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  14. Quote Originally Posted by JudgementDay View Post
    I like the diet set up. Wow that elliptical looks intense, I wanna try one of those lol. PR again! Nice!!!
    Haha, that thing is awesome. Im ticked at myself for waiting till now to use it. Interval training on that thing was intense . . . my shirt was 85% saturated by the time I was done.

    Still too early to attribute my gains to the adamantium though . . . but I can only assume things will get better

  15. Alrighty, today was heavy chest and shoulders

    * Flat Bench Press:
    bar x20, 140x8, 190x3, 250x2, 240x3, 230x5 drop 140x8
    * Seated dB Shoulder Press:
    60x5, 70x5, 80x5, 85x4(PR)
    * Incline Bench Press
    140x10, 190x3, 200x3
    * Seated dB lateral raises:
    30x10, 35x8, 40x8, 40x8
    * Pec Deck // Rear Delts:
    ahh, I dont remember weights, rep range was anywhere from 6-8 on chest and 10 reps on rear delts
    * Smith Machine Shrugs (behind the back, smith domain)
    135x10, 225x10, 315x8, 405x4 drop 315x5 drop 225x8 drop 135x10

    5 minutes of tabata hiit on the stationary bike . . . whew! Quads were dying after that. Interesting workout being that short => read up on it if you want to save some time when doing cardio


    freakin morning erections man. starting to piss me off, lol. no other affects of increased test levels noticed yet.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    Alrighty, today was heavy chest and shoulders

    * Flat Bench Press:
    bar x20, 140x8, 190x3, 250x2, 240x3, 230x5 drop 140x8
    * Seated dB Shoulder Press:
    60x5, 70x5, 80x5, 85x4(PR)
    * Incline Bench Press
    140x10, 190x3, 200x3
    * Seated dB lateral raises:
    30x10, 35x8, 40x8, 40x8
    * Pec Deck // Rear Delts:
    ahh, I dont remember weights, rep range was anywhere from 6-8 on chest and 10 reps on rear delts
    * Smith Machine Shrugs (behind the back, smith domain)
    135x10, 225x10, 315x8, 405x4 drop 315x5 drop 225x8 drop 135x10

    5 minutes of tabata hiit on the stationary bike . . . whew! Quads were dying after that. Interesting workout being that short => read up on it if you want to save some time when doing cardio


    freakin morning erections man. starting to piss me off, lol. no other affects of increased test levels noticed yet.
    Impressive overhead DB Press! Of course another PR :P, keep up a good work!
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  17. Quote Originally Posted by JudgementDay View Post
    Impressive overhead DB Press! Of course another PR :P, keep up a good work!
    another rep from what I was doing on testatropin all those months ago

    not going to update my workout today, too busy. I will say that I deloaded my back because my muscles were shot from yesterday (will explain why . . . with pics of course )

  18. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    another rep from what I was doing on testalensis all those months ago

    not going to update my workout today, too busy. I will say that I deloaded my back because my muscles were shot from yesterday (will explain why . . . with pics of course )
    Lookin forward to some pics!
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  19. alright, so I havent gotten around to uploading those pics from sunday, but they are actually pretty cool. I was tree climbing with some gear and my hip flexors were shot monday and even yesterday.

    But here's my workout from yesterday, Legs and lighter deads

    * Deadlifts:
    140x5, 230x3, 320x2, 410x3 => no bouncing at bottom
    * Speed Squats (slow down, fast up):
    140x8, 240x3x5
    * Leg Extensions
    80x15 rack+10x10, rack+12.5x10, rack+12.5x10 => I can only increase this weight so much
    * Hamstring Raises:
    bw x10, bw+20x9, bw+20x5 drop bw x4 (failure)
    * Seated Calf Raises
    180x10, 180x8, 140x10, 140x10, 140x13


    Tabata HIIT on spin bike for 4 minutes followed by a 10min cooldown (low-med intensity)


    Weight still dropping as well(160 this morning), and strength is either holding or increasing. Feelsgoodman

    still nothing new to note in terms of oily skin, increases in pimples, out of control libidio, etc.

  20. How big of trees are we takin here?
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by JudgementDay View Post
    How big of trees are we takin here?
    meh, I was up about 30ft or so. GF's currently up here, but when she leaves tomorrow I'll have some time to upload the pics.



    Yesterday was chest and shoulders . . . pretty fun with my carb up

    * Flat dB press:
    60x8, 75x5, 85x5, 100x5, 100x4, 100x3
    * Seated dB shoulder press:
    60x8, 70x5, 85x4.5
    * Incline bench:
    140x8, 190x3, 200x3, 200x3, 195x5 => lockout was tough on the last rep
    * Cable Flys (flat)
    4 sets of 10 reps @ 80
    * Cable Flys (on incline bench)
    5 sets of 13 @ 30
    * Rear Delt dB flys (individual arm)
    4 sets of 10 with 20s

    Had loads of energy that day from the carbs . . . I went through a box of honey kix, 3/4 a box of frosted flakes, and 1/4 box of cocoa puffs . . . was amazing


    Today was arms . . . pump in both my tris and bis were unbelievable

    * Close grip bench press (with parallel grip bar)
    140x8, 190x5, 210x3, 215x3
    * Seated vertical skull crushers
    70x8, 90x8, 90x8, 80x8
    * Rope cable press downs
    100x10x4
    * 7's with bent over tricep pull backs (cable set up to chest height, in bentover row position, upper arm stationary pointing straight down, pulling straight bar back and down with triceps)
    50x13, 60x10, 60x10, 50x15, 50x13, 50x20, 50x25
    * Seated dB bicep curls
    45x5, 50x5, 60x5, 60x5=> threw in another set with the 60s
    * Standing forearm curls (with parallel grip bar)
    100x5, 100x8, 100x13 => pump up song came on on third set, lol
    * Spider bicep curls on incline bench
    60x10, 70x8, 70x8, 60x10 then banged out 5 half reps at the bottom
    * 7's with Lat pulldown bicep curls
    50x10, 50x13, 50x13, 45x15, 45x15, 40x15, 45x13 drop 25x10


    Triceps were just filled with blood after the first round of 7s . . . starting to get my groove in with that exercise, really awesome for finishing off the tri's.

    Biceps and forearms were looking crazy vascular today . . . after that last set of spider curls, almost every vein was just popping out of my skin. Felt pretty awesome haha.


    Both days I ended with tabata hiit on a spin bike; 4 minutes with 10 minute cooldown. Today I did another minute at around the 6 minute mark, just to shock da body


    now if only the weather was nice around here . . . f'ing rain and thunderstorms everyday for the last few days :\


    feels like the adamantium is starting to kick in.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post

    feels like the adamantium is starting to kick in.
    Thats what I like to hear

    Very impressive numbers for your weight Andrew!
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by JudgementDay View Post
    Thats what I like to hear

    Very impressive numbers for your weight Andrew!
    Lean and mean , looks like I had more fat on me than I thought . . . roughly the same strength as when I was up ~178lbs

  24. Quote Originally Posted by AndrewNico View Post
    Lean and mean , looks like I had more fat on me than I thought . . . roughly the same strength as when I was up ~178lbs
    Dropping that much weight that fast and keeping the same strength on this killer diet, is pretty damn amazing! Everytime I cut my damn strength drops :@, I'm not bulking again until I beat my PR's! Can't believe your cutting and beating PR's, absoutely insane in the membrane!!! lol
    Core Nutritionals Representative

  25. Got my pictures up finally








    edit: pics wont rotate for some reason. whatevs
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