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  1. Those would be a nice compliment to my baked Yam fries.
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  2. I had an OUTSTANDING workout yesterday! I can't squat, but I made the most of what I can do for my lower body. I took 1.5 scoops Lit-Up on my way to the gym and I think that's what I'm going to stick with - I felt great from start to finish, despite really pushing myself.

    I'm wrapping up my last week here in TX before heading to CA for two weeks of Christmas vacation. I'll still be lifting in CA, and logging this of course, but I will be conforming my workouts to equipment available. Gonna try to lift at my brother's high school as they got a great weight room and it'd be fun to 'show him the ropes'.

    Anyways, Yesterday's Workout:

    Warm-up: Leg Press - 2plates/side x40, 4p/s x30, 6p/s x20 - I can do leg press with a narrow stance and have no pain bringing thighs to my belly. ROM is not as deep as it could be with a wider stance, but that would put more strain on my back than it should have.

    Leg Press Dropsets: 8p/s x20 + 6p/s x20 + 4p/sx20; 9p/s x20 + 7p/s x20 + 5p/s x20; 10p/s x20 + 8p/s x15 + 6p/s x15
    - Can't remember the last time I had 10p/s on the leg press, let alone doing 20 reps with it as part of a dropset. My quads and glutes were jello. I couldn't stand up for a few minutes. It was awesome.
    - Supersetted each set with calf press

    Reverse Hyper Machine: 150 x10 per leg for 5 sets.
    - The AC wasn't working in the gym and it was so humid that condensation built up on the pedal that your foot pushes on this machine, to the point that I had to concentrate quite a bit on not letting it slip off. Kind of a pain.

    Lying Leg Curls: 205 x5 for 6sets, each rep held in the contracted position for a 3 count.

    Machine Calf Press: 430 x10 for 5sets

    Unilateral Leg Extensions: 110 x18, x15, x15, x10 - each rep held contracted for 2 count

    Standing Calf Machine: Dont remember, just used it to finish off my calves with a few more sets.

    I had great mind/muscle connection, really focusing on using a given muscle to move each weight. Just walking out of the gym was a trial, and my abdomen/back feels fine.
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  3. Well, I've been out partying and visiting friends all weekend, but of course I also had two great sessions in the gym. I've stuck with 1.5 scoops of Lit-Up and that really seems to be the sweet spot.

    Friday - Upper Body, DC sets
    DB Bench - 70x20, 80x10, 90x10+5+2, 100x10+2+3 x10+5+2
    Seated Smith Press - 135x10, 185x10+5+1 x8+6+3 x10+5+4
    Weighted Dips - +45 for 5x5
    - DC just sounded like a fun change for this workout, and it certainly did the trick. By the time I got around to weighted dips, 45lb felt like a ton.

    Meadows Rows - Bar +75x20, +100x20, +125x20, +150x10+3+2
    Shrugs - 3plates/side x20, 4p/s x10+5+1, 5p/s x10
    Rear delt Cable raises - 20 for a bunch.
    Spider/Preacher/BB Curl triset - 95 for 3x10 each


    Saturday: Lower Body, High Volume
    Machine Hacks: 1p/s x30, 2p/s for 3x30 - Quads are burning already by the end of these

    Split Squat/Walking Lunge Superset: 3 sets of 15-20 each, bodyweight only - great pump

    Step-Up/Reverse Lunge Superset: 2 sets of 10 each, bw only

    Seated One-Leg Curls/Sumo DB Swing Superset: 3 sets of 20 each, 100lb/80lb

    Leg extensions: 3 sets to failure, didn't really pay attention to weight

    - Believe it or not, this was an awesome leg day. Even though I couldn't handle huge poundages, I got a great pump and kept my heart rate elevated from beginning to end. It's from a routine written by Scott Abel, specifically designed for leg hypertrophy with lighter resistance.
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  4. I leave tomorrow to head home for Christmas - two weeks off, what a great way to spend the holidays!
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  5. Awesome Nick! We parents really do enjoy spending time with you guys. I am having a blast with my son who is home from school too.
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  6. Alright y'all, I'm home now. Access to internet is limited and slow, but I'll update as I'm able.

    Fortunately, I've been able to make it to the gym on my regular schedule and routines; hitting upper body on Monday with DB complexes, legs on tuesday with high volume leg presses etc, and upper body again today with a smorgasbord of presses and pulls done DC style.

    Lit-Up continues to be fantastic. 1.5scoops is awesome, though today I had some coffee shortly before leaving, so I only used 1 scoop. It was an effective combo. Hit 100 x11+5+2 on DB bench, 5p/s for 10+5+3 on HS Shrugs, then did some machine pullovers and incline presses that weren't that big a deal. It was nice to be back in my old gym, though the place has gotten pretty yuppy-ish/bro-ish. Whatever, I just put my head down and train - and Lit-Up is perfect for that.
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  7. Time to do some catch up

    (Man the holidays can get so busy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Thankfully, I graduated sometime ago. I'm a molecular biologist, but also have a masters in Biochem/pharmacolgy. Currently working on a doctorate.
    mind if I PM you later about this?

    I am taking time off from school right now (new baby in the house) and was thinking of changing my major when I go back

    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    You're right, I could add burpees, sprints and other stuff. But I hate those. Like really hate burpees in particular. I prefer to run stairs or do farmers walks or spin sprints. Still, sometimes I end up doing the stuff I hate, mainly because I know they're good for me despite how I feel about them.
    spin sprints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Not a bad idea. Maybe some Lemon bcaas or something similar to make it extra anabolic?
    Hmmm.. I have some Body Mortar from AMS (lemon flavored BCAAs) I night try and mix the two and see how that is

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Ya I mixed mine with Wyked(lemonade flavored) and wow that combo was SWEET plus added stim. I think some lemon bcaas would be a great idea.
    How was the stim feeling with them both mixed? Was it too much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post

    Anyways, have you guys seen this: Baked Avocado Fries?

    I cannot remember the last time I had fries of any kind. I am so making these with dinner tonight!
    Those look good! I might just try to fry the slices in some EVCO..

    Have you ever tried zucchini fries before?
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  8. nice log
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    I LOVE that lit-up doesnt deliver that cracked out feeling but at the same time gives you a little kick and push and plenty of focus, motivation and drive.
    I agree its the kind of energy that helps increase your performance.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Just 1 so far - do you recommend more?
    I'm doing 1.5 currently thinking about increasing mine to 2 next week.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    How was the stim feeling with them both mixed? Was it too much?
    I didnt feel like it was. Would do a scoop of each. So it wasnt overly powerful. Tasted amazing and got a bit of both.

  12. Nice log resolve.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    1.mind if I PM you later about this?

    2.spin sprints?

    3.How was the stim feeling with them both mixed? Was it too much?

    4.Have you ever tried zucchini fries before?
    1. Not at all; PM me at your leisure and I'd be happy to answer any questions I can.

    2. Sprints done on a spin bike - I like them more than the typical exercise bike because they have nothing electronic.

    3.The stim feeling was not as good. Still provided usable energy, but the mental drive that is Lit-up's best point in my opinion was not nearly so pronounced

    4. Do you mean fried zucchini? I love fried zucchini, but dont think I've ever had zucchini fries if they're something different.




    So, I apologize for my absense the last few days - I'm with family, and their remote mountain home lost internet due to bad weather. Since it's the holidays, nobody was available to fix it until today.

    I decided to make use of this environment and had an AWESOME conditioning workout up here today:

    My Mountainman Workout:
    Took 1.5 scoops of Lit-Up about half and hour before starting, and let my little brother (17) use some as well. We chilled til we felt in kick in, then got started with the fun.

    Wheel Barrow Runs Uphill: approximately 20yards with as many cinder blocks in the barrow as we could fit. We did this each 4 times.

    Wheel Barrow Farmers Walks: from one end of our 3 acres to the other. Twice each.

    Tire/Sledehammer fun: Beat the tire 15 time with one grip, then change grip and repeat. 3 times each.

    Wind sprints uphill: the same 20yards as in the beginning of the workout.

    Simple, straightforward, and it drained us. My brother plays soccer now, so his conditioning is much better than mine currently, but the sledgehammer work really took it's toll on him. Nonetheless, he enjoyed his experience with Lit-Up. I thought it worked quite well, too, for this kind of workout - which was more endurance based than what I'd previously used it for. Some pre-workouts are better suited to one style of workout over another, but Lit-Up is holding it own in multiple categories.

    Tomorrow I'll be hitting legs, since I missed a leg day on Christmas Eve. I'll be at some old friends' home after that and will try to update, but I haven't seen them in a year and have a lot of catching to do.

    Thanks for following along everyone and I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post

    Simple, straightforward, and it drained us. My brother plays soccer now, so his conditioning is much better than mine currently, but the sledgehammer work really took it's toll on him. Nonetheless, he enjoyed his experience with Lit-Up. I thought it worked quite well, too, for this kind of workout - which was more endurance based than what I'd previously used it for. Some pre-workouts are better suited to one style of workout over another, but Lit-Up is holding it own in multiple categories.

    Tomorrow I'll be hitting legs, since I missed a leg day on Christmas Eve. I'll be at some old friends' home after that and will try to update, but I haven't seen them in a year and have a lot of catching to do.

    Thanks for following along everyone and I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
    This is good to hear because I do endurance training and rarely use a pre-workout supp because they may cause an energy crash because they are formulated for short intense bursts of energy. I may save my Lit-Up for my endurance training regiment starting in April.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by p5sky View Post
    This is good to hear because I do endurance training and rarely use a pre-workout supp because they may cause an energy crash because they are formulated for short intense bursts of energy. I may save my Lit-Up for my endurance training regiment starting in April.
    You'll still be tired at the end of the end of your training, but I didn't 'crash'.
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  16. Good to hear resolve. And I like the mountain man training cool stuff.
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  17. Thanks guys, sorry I haven't been around much - you all know how visiting family is. Fortunately I head home tomorrow and will have a much more regular schedule and internet access.

    With the advent of the New Year, I'm going to focus on conditioning and fat-loss I think. Going to try 3days on/1 off with an 8 day training week for a while. Each day will be push/pull or legs, coupled with sprints or conditioning drills. Less time lifting on any given day, but more total training time through the week.

    Still have plenty of Lit-Up, so even though I've had a bit of a lag in the log, I'll still be more than able to make some great progress on this stuff before I run out. Also, I used it for recreational purposes on New Years Eve (to keep me going through my fatigue) and it worked a little too well. Though I was alert, the combo of Lit-Up plus alcohol was a very... bizarre feeling. Like what I imagine having a bunch of Jagerbombs must be like.
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  18. Back in TX. It's nice to be home. Just took 1.5scoops and am heading out for the gym now!
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Back in TX. It's nice to be home. Just took 1.5scoops and am heading out for the gym now!
    Have fun throwing some big weights around Nick.

  20. Thanks man! OK, so I have to relate the comedic tragedy that was my flight back home. I take a window seat, knowing that the flight isn't full and so presuming that no one will want to sit next to me, a 270-pound refrigerator, with shoulders and chest reaching over into the next chair. But apparently I was wrong; this old obese woman who smelled like a toilet at a bad burrito stand shoved her way into the seat beside me. Literally shoved - she was so fat she had to squish herself in - like a water balloon in a vice.

    So I fly two hours with her there, my elbow and shoulder floundering in her rolls, my other shoulder and head crammed against the planes hull. At our first layover, I change seats, scoring an aisle seat on a bulkhead! "Success!" I think to myself, but no: another woman, fatter than the first, again takes the seat next to me. This one is so big she needed an extensor to her seat belt. Honest. And she sat down carrying an Auntie Anne's Pretzel, a small bag of bulk candies, a large soda, a subway sandwich and a bag of something crunchy I couldn't identify. I sat, pushed halfway into the aisle and out of my chair while she ate them all with greedily, as well as several bags of cheese nibs provided by the flight attendant. A very difficult 4 hours, as now the plane was full and I was unable to change seats. Obese people - do not sit next to people who are athletic and large, it will not be pleasant for either of you!



    Anyway, had my first workout back in Dallas yesterday afternoon. I'm really tired from everything; vacation was go-go-go and it's caught up with me. Add to that that I had practically nothing to eat on Tuesday and that made for a rough workout yesterday.

    Knowing this would probably be the case, I decided to take an additional 0.5scoops after I took the 1.5scoops I mentioned in the previous post. It helped. Strength was still down, but I was driven and determined. I didn't feel tired til towards the end of the session and though the weight I used was sub-par, I was moving quick from set to set. Here's what I did:

    Flat DB Press DC sets: 70x20 (warmup), 85x10+5+5 85x10+3+2 85x8+2+2

    Fly Aways: 3x45s x8+8+8

    Seated OH Press DC sets: 135x20(warmup), 185x8+5+3, 185x8+2+1

    Lateral Raises: 25x20, 30x15, Dropset 35x10 +30x10 +25x10 +20x10
    Supersetted w/Iron Cross Holds: 15s to failure

    Rope Triceps Extensions DC sets: 100x10+5+5, 100x10+5+5, Dropset 80x10 +60x10 +40x10

    Dips: Bodyweight 3x10
    Supersetted with Slow Eccentric OH DB extensions: 3x60x5 with 5sec eccentrics


    I finished off with conditioning work, starting with Alwin Cosgrove's Evil 8 Barbell Complex. This being the first time in a long time that I've done this sort of thing, I started of with just the bar, perfoming:

    6 rounds of the following, with 6reps, then 5, then 4, etc, to 1 rep in the last round.
    DL
    RDL
    Row
    Clean
    Front Squat
    OH Press
    Back Squat
    Good Morning

    It's quite fun; not too hard yet because of the light weight, but a good beginning. I finished of with some speed walking for about 15min on the track. Not bad considering how worn out I am.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Thanks man! OK, so I have to relate the comedic tragedy that was my flight back home. I take a window seat, knowing that the flight isn't full and so presuming that no one will want to sit next to me, a 270-pound refrigerator, with shoulders and chest reaching over into the next chair. But apparently I was wrong; this old obese woman who smelled like a toilet at a bad burrito stand shoved her way into the seat beside me. Literally shoved - she was so fat she had to squish herself in - like a water balloon in a vice.

    So I fly two hours with her there, my elbow and shoulder floundering in her rolls, my other shoulder and head crammed against the planes hull. At our first layover, I change seats, scoring an aisle seat on a bulkhead! "Success!" I think to myself, but no: another woman, fatter than the first, again takes the seat next to me. This one is so big she needed an extensor to her seat belt. Honest. And she sat down carrying an Auntie Anne's Pretzel, a small bag of bulk candies, a large soda, a subway sandwich and a bag of something crunchy I couldn't identify. I sat, pushed halfway into the aisle and out of my chair while she ate them all with greedily, as well as several bags of cheese nibs provided by the flight attendant. A very difficult 4 hours, as now the plane was full and I was unable to change seats. Obese people - do not sit next to people who are athletic and large, it will not be pleasant for either of you!



    Anyway, had my first workout back in Dallas yesterday afternoon. I'm really tired from everything; vacation was go-go-go and it's caught up with me. Add to that that I had practically nothing to eat on Tuesday and that made for a rough workout yesterday.

    Knowing this would probably be the case, I decided to take an additional 0.5scoops after I took the 1.5scoops I mentioned in the previous post. It helped. Strength was still down, but I was driven and determined. I didn't feel tired til towards the end of the session and though the weight I used was sub-par, I was moving quick from set to set. Here's what I did:

    Flat DB Press DC sets: 70x20 (warmup), 85x10+5+5 85x10+3+2 85x8+2+2

    Fly Aways: 3x45s x8+8+8

    Seated OH Press DC sets: 135x20(warmup), 185x8+5+3, 185x8+2+1

    Lateral Raises: 25x20, 30x15, Dropset 35x10 +30x10 +25x10 +20x10
    Supersetted w/Iron Cross Holds: 15s to failure

    Rope Triceps Extensions DC sets: 100x10+5+5, 100x10+5+5, Dropset 80x10 +60x10 +40x10

    Dips: Bodyweight 3x10
    Supersetted with Slow Eccentric OH DB extensions: 3x60x5 with 5sec eccentrics


    I finished off with conditioning work, starting with Alwin Cosgrove's Evil 8 Barbell Complex. This being the first time in a long time that I've done this sort of thing, I started of with just the bar, perfoming:

    6 rounds of the following, with 6reps, then 5, then 4, etc, to 1 rep in the last round.
    DL
    RDL
    Row
    Clean
    Front Squat
    OH Press
    Back Squat
    Good Morning

    It's quite fun; not too hard yet because of the light weight, but a good beginning. I finished of with some speed walking for about 15min on the track. Not bad considering how worn out I am.
    Great update and may I say I got a good laugh out of the opening few paragraphs! LMAO
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  22. Thanks! Now that I'm home, I will be able to provide better updates in future.
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  23. Alright time for another installment:

    I've had two more workouts since last update - a pull day and a leg day. 1.5 scoops of Lit-Up before each. It's the way to go. I was really tired going in for the Pull day, but carried through it with vigor - just a little cranky towards all the 'new year's resolutioners' who are so prevalent right now. I felt great for the leg day, but it lacked intensity despite my best efforts.

    Not really sure what's left to say about Lit-Up at this point - I continue to like it quite a bit. I placed a supp order recently, but forgot to grab some Lemon BCAAs as I had wanted to, so the idea of the Anabolic Lemonade/Tea combo will have to wait. Recovery is quite good and DOMS is low despite the intensity and volume that I've been employing.

    Anyway here's a quick rundown of what I did on the Pull Day:

    Dead Stop Pull-ups, held at the top: x8, x8, x8
    Supersetted w/Cable Pull-Overs: 100x10, x10, x10

    Meadows Rows, held at top: Bar + 115lb x8, x8, x8

    Rear Delt Raises on inc bench: 15x50, x50

    BB Shrugs: 315x10, 405x10, 495x5, dropset to 405x5 +315x10

    DB Curls: 3x70x6-8
    Supersetted with Cross-Body Hammer Curls: 3x70x6-8

    Machine Curl 21s: 3x170

    Farmers Walks: 70s for 7runs of 100yds
    At each 100yd mark, I'd drop the DBs, take a few breaths then do DB swings AMAP.

    Leg Day:

    Leg Press: 2plates/side x40, 4p/s x30, 6p/s x25, 8p/s x20+5+5, 8p/s x25+8+5, 8p/s x20+5+3

    Single Leg Ext Cluster Sets: 110x5+5+5+5, 120etc, 130etc, 140etc

    Single Leg Curl Cluster Sets: 4x100x5+5+5+5

    Cable Pull-throughs: 4x140x20

    Calves, lots of calves.
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  24. I feel weak reading this.

    I r impressed.

    Edit: What's an Irish boy gotta do to find the "user CP" button nowadays?!!

  25. Well, look who it is. Good to see ya man.

    Lol, I'm the one who's feeling weak - I can't even squat or dl right now!!!
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