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- 09-10-2011, 10:05 PM
- 09-12-2011, 10:12 PM
Holding stead at 164 on the scale, which is fine, because I feel like Iím filling out more in the upper body.
Had an off day yesterday, & planned on going to the gym today, but my boy was sick so I stayed home to help the wife out a little longer before I came into work tonight.* I was going to go this morning, but I chose to sleep in, thinking I could go on my way to work.* Oh well, thatís what I get for sleeping in, eh?* Iíll hit shoulders tomorrow morning on the way home.
JD Ė Iím still sore as hell from Saturdayís leg workout!* My wife is laughing her a$$ off at me every time she sees me get up & walk around.* I tell you what though, Iím looking forward to doing it all over again later this week..* Iím determined to put more size on these wheels!!
For those of you that donít know, hereís the workout I did this past Saturday:
1 set of squats:* 200lbs for 20 reps
bodyweight squats Ė 20 sets of 25 reps
Bodyweight lunges Ė 10 sets of 15 reps
Bodyweight jumping squats Ė 5 sets of 10 reps
Leg extensions Ė 5 sets of 20 reps.* Last set was 100 reps!!* (ouch!)
Leg curls Ė 5 sets of 20 reps, w/ the last set being 100 repsÖ
Calve jumps Ė 2 sets of 10-20 reps using just my calves to jump onto 1 step going down slowly
Jumping jacks Ė 3 sets of 50 reps..* (this one brought back Marine Corps bootcamp memories..)
That was a 2 hour workout!* As the day went on, my legs got tighter & tighter..* Now, two days later, Iím in pain!* BIG TIME!* But, I love it & canít wait to do it again.* Mental & physical workouts rule!
Thatís all for now.* Energy, libido, recovery Ė all of that right now is doing great!* Rest in between all of those sets still stayed at a minimum despite being physically and mentally fatigued.* I fought through it and keep my pace moving.
Iíll try & get a better update tomorrow evening after hopefully a good shoulder workout.
09-12-2011, 10:18 PM
09-12-2011, 11:42 PM
09-13-2011, 12:44 AM
Wait until another few times of doing that leg workout! Your legs will change fast and your leg strength and conditioning will go through the roof!
Core Nutritionals Representative
09-13-2011, 03:02 PM
09-13-2011, 05:50 PM
if you want a change up-try weighted stairclimbing...nothing has added more mass/shape to my legs, nothing!!!! plus you get the bonus of better fitness.
09-13-2011, 06:32 PM
Core Nutritionals Representative
09-14-2011, 06:36 PM
Despite minimal sleep yesterday, I went in & killed shoulders before working last nights shift. Traps are killing me! On the way home, I had an awesome arm workout! This stuff is inducing some nice pumps, because I haven't put any creatine in my body in over 48 hours!
Legs tomorrow morning!!! I'll post a better update tomorrow. Busy first day off & now we're out the door to go eat & get the kids some fall clothing.
09-14-2011, 07:48 PM
09-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Weight - 165
Ugghh, where do I start?? Did that dreaded leg routine this morning... I'm friggin spent! I'll be honest & say that I was unable to complete 100% of it. Yesterday, when I got off work, rather than take a few hour nap, I took one Dexaprine so I could stay up the rest of the day. I went w/ my wife to take our daughter to her 15 month check up. She got a few shots, so I was glad I was there. After that, I just stayed busy around the house & then we went & ran around later in the day. I was in bed by 9 & probably sleeping by 9:02.. Anyway, sometime during the day, my little girl messed w/ my clock radio. I had both alarms set to get me up early enough this morning to get a good 2 hour workout in, but she turned the volume down all the way! I woke up at 6:15 & was in the gym under the squat rack by 6:30.. My wife told me she wanted me home by 8 to help her get the kids ready so she could go to some bible study w/ them..
Needless to say, I was rushed for time, so the rests between sets was very minimum.. It was like a cardio leg workout. I started w/ the squats & added 20 more lbs than I did last week just to see what I could do. Well, I finished the 20 reps, but was already gasping for air. I did the 20 sets of bodyweight squats, & then 7 sets of 15 rep lunges, and skipped the 10 sets of jump squats. I did 4 sets of 20 of the leg extensions and then 4 sets of 20 leg curls. After that, I had to leave. When I got home, I had my boy help me count as I finished up my sets of lunges, & then did 5 sets of 10 jump squats. After they left, I did my 5 sets of 50 jumping jacks. My little boy was laughing, but kept count through most of it. He even did some of the jump squats! So, I didn't get the 100 reps on the curls & extensions, and didn't get the calve jumps..
Right now, my legs feel like they have concrete around my feet.. Very heavy feeling. I did also just finish cutting grass, so that helped keep them loose, but now, they're tightening up.
I noticed that after I finally ate breakfast this morning (about an hour after my workout), (sausage & 7 eggs covered w/ cheese) I felt full throughout my body. Not my gut, but the rest of my muscles. Everything had a tight feeling to it.. Had me looking forward to tomorrow's back & chest workout.
Energy/Endurance - This combo is really helping me here I think. I'm pushing through workouts very quickly w/ less rest than what I'm used to. I always leave the gym wanting to stay longer, but I've always got somewhere to be..
Strength - I think it's still going up. Not up like on a designer, but it's a nice, slow, consistent rise in strength each week. Even yesterday on my arm workout, I was able to put a little more on the curls, and was easily pushing down the entire stack on tri push-downs..
Libido - At the halfway point of this stack & like I mentioned earlier, I feel like I can turn this on or off as needed.. I think if I threw some DAA into this mix, I'd be in trouble.. I will say that mornings are troublesome when I really have to take a leak right after I wake up.. lol.
Overall Feelings - Overall, I'm still feeling great! I really think this stuff's helping me get through my busy weeks of balancing work, family, and the gym. Somewhere in there, I still have to get sleep and eat.. I consider the gym & yard work my personal downtime where I can put on the headphones & just get away from it all.. I also know this stuff is working based on the increased oily skin & slight acne on my shoulders/back.. It's fine, I'll take it. Knocking on 40 & I still feel like I'm in my 20's!!!
09-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Love the detailed updates!
Ya if you added something like Formula-X into the mix Libido would be scary!
Core Nutritionals Representative
09-15-2011, 06:51 PM
AH the wonderful feeling of having the muscles full. Thats what I loved on AB. DAA would make you a MONSTER. LCLT would make it even BETTER hhaha.
Good luck man!
09-15-2011, 09:32 PM
Yeah, some Formula X would be very nice right now.. Or the LCLT, or hell, both!
Thinking as soon as I finish this, I may jump into an Epi/Tren stack. Might get some more of this stuff, including the FX for part of my PCT.
09-15-2011, 10:03 PM
09-16-2011, 06:19 AM
09-16-2011, 06:44 AM
09-16-2011, 03:03 PM
09-16-2011, 04:47 PM
09-16-2011, 04:52 PM
damn enhanced! I need to take some notes on how to log from you! Then again you are 2 weeks in and I am in 3 days.. haha
Keep up the good work mane!
09-18-2011, 12:12 PM
Weight Ė 166 (thinking the diet has to clean back up.* Damn you, college football season!!)
This is my 3rd day in a row getting up @ 3:30am to get into the gym before I come work my 12 hour shift. *Friday was chest/back, yesterday abs & HIIT, and today was shoulders.* I gotta say, after hitting shoulders this morning, my upper body is feelin FULL!!* I tried a 10x10 session of db military presses supersetted w/ 10x10 db laterals..* I think I finally found something to give me a nice, full pump in my delts! *With my arms resting on my desk as I type this, they still feel full & that was a little over an hour ago.* My lats & pecs are still nice & tight from Fridayís workout & my abs are sore as hell from yesterdays session..
No strength gains to report, but thatís probably from the lack of sleep & getting in there so early..* I feel like Iím still waking up when I get here to work.* The intensity is there when Iím in the gym though.* Itís nice having the whole gym to myself so I donít have to worry about offending anyone by my grunts, farts, and yelling at myself!* Lol..
Energy/Endurance Ė This weekend was a challenge..* Going to bed too late & then getting up too early for a workout, then working a 12 hour shift..* Yeah, I think I might sleep in tomorrow.* Oh, SNAPPP, I canít Ė I have to help my wife get my boy out of the house on time for school tomorrow..* Might as well get up early before all of them & get an arm workout in!!* lol.* Really though, while in the gym these past few days, I feel awesome!* There is no lack of energy when it comes to hitting the iron.
Strength Ė Like I mentioned earlier Ė this weekend, there were no strength increases to report.* I maintained, but didnít particularly feel stronger on any one lift or set.
Libido Ė I think itís leveled off at an upper level.* Nobodyís complaining!
Overall feelings Ė Iím feeling great all day long, & into the night.* Like I said, I basically burned the candle on both ends this weekend by getting up early & hittin the sack late.* Not the healthiest of ways, but I feel lazy if I donít get in the gym.* Going after work isnít really an option for me.* By the end of my 12 hour shift, Iím ready to get home & see the wife & kids & unwind..* Despite the lack of sleep & declined dieting, I still feel good.
09-19-2011, 11:17 AM
09-19-2011, 12:19 PM
There is some killer detailed logging going on in here!!!
Love the feedback, lookin PUMPED UP!!!
Core Nutritionals Representative
09-19-2011, 12:23 PM
09-19-2011, 11:04 PM
lmao!! I opened up the bottle of Titanium & told my wife, "Damn these pills smell good! They smell like a pumkin spice candle! Come take a wiff!!" She fell for it, came up, took a nice deep wiff!! I couldn't stop laughing at her facial expression!
09-20-2011, 01:12 AM
09-22-2011, 02:50 AM
Sitting here @ my desk, I can feel my legs begin to tighten up..* Yesterday morning (Wed) I did that insane leg workout..* By the time I got to the lunges, I knew I was in trouble.* I finished it, but will be paying the price for the next few days.* By the 3rd or 4th set of bodyweight squats, my quads were already fully engorged w/ blood.* In between each set, I’d walk a lap around the gym, trying to keep my legs loose.* This lap also kept my rest periods the same for each & every set.* After I finished my workout, I drank a weight gainer to get in the extra calories, carbs, & protein to keep my body from breaking down.* I woke up @ 3pm & felt pretty good.* My legs still felt like jelly, almost numb..* Here at work tonight, I’ve tried to walk most of my routes, rather than drive my truck. *Trying to keep these legs nice & loose.*
Tonight, my entire body feels very full/tight.* I’ve gotten away from the recomp that I was initially going for, and am now in more of a bulking phase.* I’ve increased my calories and carbs.* This probably explains the fullness I’m feeling.* I hate to say it, but almost to the point of a mild ph cycle type fullness..* I’ve kept my h20 intake to about a gallon & a half, and finally got some more fish oil to keep these joints lube’d.
I did a chest & back workout on Tuesday & felt strong as an OX!* For probably the last 2 months, I’ve concentrated more on the upper pec development type workouts.* Well this week, I went back to some good old fashioned bench presses & flat db presses.* Felt pretty damn good!* I went about 25lbs more on my flat db press than what I used to do back in June.* I did, however, tweak my wrist a little w/ the db’s..* Hurts like hell right now, but I think it’ll be OK come next weeks chest workout.
I’ll hit shoulders tomorrow morning on the way home from work & then hit arms either tomorrow afternoon before work, or just hit them on my way home Friday morning.* Either way, that’ll be my last workout ‘till next Monday.* We’re getting away this weekend for my son’s 4th birthday & our 6th anniversary.*
I think my libido has gone back up a little these past few days too..* It didn’t help that I was in the gym today around 10am & it was nothing but women..* They weren’t even the best looking, but I still enjoyed the sights.. lol..
I meant to get a quad pic today, but completely forgot! *I’ve been trying to get various “during” progress pics from different body parts.* Maybe I’ll get one tomorrow morning.* If anything, I just wanna see the difference from when I started that crazy leg workout!* I do know that I’m seeing more veins in my quads when I’m sitting on the couch!
09-22-2011, 03:34 AM
Hah. Great update!!!
Sounds nice about being on a bulk. Getting colder where I live now so bulking is actually sounding good to me lol.
Good note on the libido boost. I have been stressed the past two days but that's done so I should be back to better than normal soon .
Good luck man and enjoy the break!
09-22-2011, 04:13 AM
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