Gotta give a shout out to my man JD for hooking me up here, as well as Athletix for the opportunity to run this combo log. I have been very intrigued by Athletix as they've come onto the scene with fairly straightforward, solid products and no prop. blends. I'm currently a couple weeks into a log for SNS, as well, running their TTA. If you want to see how my last couple weeks have gone, you can check them out here:
MidwestBeast's SNS TTA-500 Log (sponsored)
If you know me, you know I'm battling a non-functioning/under-functioning thyroid and that has essentially kept me at the same weight for the better part of a year. In a few more days, I should get my latest blood test results back which will indicate if I am dealing with what I think I am, or I'll just be up a creek lol.
I'm also just past a month into a break of no stimulants. I plan on going another 2 months, then seeing how my sensitivity is. If it's still not what it should be, I'll stay off stims for another couple months (whatever it takes to bring it back).
I also just got back from 2 weeks in Hawaii which were 2 weeks I spent entirely out of the gym (first time since I was about 20 or younger and playing baseball / taking summers off). I lost a lot of strength in that time, along with size, which is easily attributed to my lack of eating out there. I did, however, surf, snorkle and hike a ton, so I wasn't a couch potato (nor was I killing my liver).
So, I guess what that means is right now my main goal is strength gain! Ideally, my top goal is cutting body fat at all costs, but until the thyroid cooperates, I am focusing on getting the strength up and keeping it there. I'll also be trying to gain a bit of muscle until it's corrected, likely. I'm focusing more on recomp type results than a straight cut at the moment. Remember, whenever the thyroid cooperates, it's game on and cut time at the drop of a dime, though.
I run a pretty detailed log and am usually updating multiple times a day. So, please ask questions and leave comments! That's what I'm here for.
I took my first cap of with an evening meal last night and today was Day 1 of the actual stack.
6/21/11 - Delts/Traps
Seated DB Shoulder Presses: 65's x 15 / 75's x 15 / 75's x 12 / 75's x 12 / 65's x 15
DB Side Lateral Raises: 65's x 15 / 65's x 15 / 65's x 15 / 65's x 15 / 25's x 12 (slow)
Seated Rear Delt DB Side Lateral Raises: 75's x 15 / 75's x 15 / 75's x 15 / 75's x 15 / 40's x 12 (slow)
BB Shrugs (bar behind back): 295x15/295x15/295x14/295x13/225x16
DB Shrugs: 90's x 25 / 90's x 30
Total Workout Time: 60 minutes
My numbers are still significantly off from what they had been pre-Hawaii, but this was the best workout I've had since coming back (and being off stims). It didn't feel quite as as they all used to, but still pretty darn good. This was also my first day of using Adamantium pre-workout -- I already love it lol.
I can't wait til I can get my body back on track and get lean, because even with the extra body fat (probably hangin around 20% atm), I still manage to look really ripped and vein out through my traps. I needed the ego boost, today. I took 1 scoop Adamantium, 2g LCLT and ~1.5g pre-workout. Sick, sick combo.
I've been doing IF the last 2 days. Still have been eating grains, though, because I have a ton around here and like Makaveli pointed out, it's not gonna make a difference since the thyroid issue is beyond that (I've done paleo before and got nothing out of it).
Tomorrow is chest!