How Resolve Lit-Up Christmas - A Sponsored Log
- 01-09-2012, 03:31 PM
- 01-09-2012, 04:02 PM
01-09-2012, 04:21 PM
01-09-2012, 06:09 PM
Anyways, time to jump back in this thing!
I haven't spent $1 on supps in like the last year (no lie), and just decided to grab some new goodies. Combustion will be a part of that, and I also picked up some FocusXT/Flashover at the NP sale. - Why not, right?
I'm seriously (totally cereal) sick of going to the gym and not being in the mood to train. It's really quite an absurd feeling, and I've been doing it for way too long.
I need some BPS in my life.
01-09-2012, 09:40 PM
01-10-2012, 12:30 AM
Things are going really well. I have an amazingly balanced life; something I've struggled to find for a long time. I'm taking a lot of pleasure in marriage and an abundance of other things outside of lifting. I'm blessed for sure.
Just working hard, training, and doing my thing here in FL. My wife is on a leave of absence from work for 4 months, so it has been great having her around the house. Since she's a flight attendant I'm used to not seeing her; I'm going to be very spoiled by the time she has to get back to work.
Lots of cigars, video games and book-reading these days. Outside of that, I now officially own a film production company and am working on a project in this area right now. It's more of a hobby than anything else at this point, but my business partner and I hope to change that.
But, I've been enjoying my down-time wayyyy too much these days; to the point where training can be more of a hassle than anything else. So I decided to get back to hitting things hard, and since my wife is here, I have a consistent training partner. - Time to get back to it!
Hit legs tonight. - With Bodyweight @ 163lbs, I squatted (raw) 415x4 and put up 315x14 for my last set. Not terrible. - Anyways, that's a reference to where I'm at right now. I hope to make some big changes in the next 12wks.
01-10-2012, 11:39 AM
01-10-2012, 01:26 PM
So, I lifted yesterday - here's the breakdown.
DB Press Complex -
Seated DB Press: 70x12, 90x10, 90x8, 90x7
Lateral Raises: 30x12, 30x12, 30x15,30x15
Inc DB Press: 70x12, 90x10, 90x7, 90x6
Inc Fly: 45x8 for all 4 rounds.
If you haven't tried lifting with this kind of setup, I highly recommend it. Rest as little as possible between movements, alternating compound and isolation. In just 15min my shoulders and chest were fried. I then stumbled over to the dipping bars...
Triceps Triset -
Rope Extensions: 60x10 x10 x10
BW Dips: x10 x10 x10
OH DB Exts 1 handed: 30 x6 with 5sec eccentrics
And in ~30min, my hypertrophy work is done. Now for conditioning.
Cosgrove's Evil 8 - 6 rounds of 6,5,4,etc to 1, 95lb bb
This felt great except that I pinched my pinky setting the bar back in the forks and gotta nasty blood blister that I had to lance. :/ I think I can handle some light squat and dls now though, so I might toss in some dynamic effort or something like that soon.
Another workout today - Pull day. I'm gonna mix things up a bit, feel like trying some new stuff/lifts I haven't done in a while.
01-11-2012, 05:22 PM
Have you guys ever used nicotine as a pre-workout stimulant? - (yes, srs)
I bought one of those e-cigs the other day.
...I just love the warm glow of the blue LED flame in my hand.
01-11-2012, 05:30 PM
Were your Triceps "lit" from your Chest sets? - I would have assumed you would put up more than 10 reps on your dips...it sounds like fatigue was setting in.
It sounds like you did some serious burnout, but am a little curious about your view on hypertrophy...considering I've done so much PL stuff as of late, I am under the impression that longer rests allows for proper muscle-fiber recruitment. - Is your workout geared more towards size or strength? I've always seen short rest sets as more of an endurance workout (i.e. cardiovascular) than anything related to the latter.
I seriously feel like a newb in some respects. I have done a great job with (relatively) holding on to strength, but size-related workouts are lost on me ATM. I haven't trained for growth since JAN 2010.
I don't even know what I want anymore. My wife says she wants me to beef up, but something is so awesome about being 160lbs and out-squatting everyone at my gym.
01-11-2012, 05:36 PM
01-11-2012, 05:37 PM
01-11-2012, 05:40 PM
01-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Dude, I just now realized that Lit-up is an actual supplement. Wow. I've been out of this game for way too long.
01-11-2012, 05:45 PM
Okay, so you say nicotine is a good idea pre-workout. - I've done my research, but am curious...being the science-geek (don't confuse "geek" as a negative term; I'm a geek in respects in my own regard with tech related issues, and it's very, very good) that you are, tell me why YOU feel nicotine has a positive effect on training.
In all honesty, I feel like a dumbars for buying an e-cig, only becuase it's so awesome. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not supposed to turn a non-smoker into a smoker. - Oh, how they've been so successful in their marketing.
01-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Well, I wouldn't recommend smoking - a patch, or gum, something like. A low dose used in conjunction with some caffeine would be real nice, here's why:
01-11-2012, 05:52 PM
Low dose? I guess that's an option, but I'm sucking on the medium dose, and was going to buy the high-dose cartomizers.
01-11-2012, 05:53 PM
I can't advocate nicotine pre workout. In fact I recommend people not use it for at least 15 min prior or post exercise. Including myself (I dip). It's a vasoconstrictor, narrows arteries, thickens the blood, raises heart rate, and raises blood pressure. Just to name a few. All things that do not correlate with a healthy workout. In my humble opinion.
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01-11-2012, 05:57 PM
01-11-2012, 06:27 PM
It's dose dependent Copycat, just like it is with caffeine. Plus, the vasodilatory effect of activity should overcome that aspect unless you take a ton of nicotine.
I just figure on a keto diet, having a bit of extra lipolysis here and there can't hurt. If you'd prefer that be at times other than your workout, that's totally your prerogative.
01-11-2012, 06:30 PM
I'm on my phone so finding the source ain't easy right now. I'll try and dig it up for ya though if I can. I helped my wife look this stuff up on pubmed and such for a table clinic she had to do for her dental hygiene school.
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01-13-2012, 01:02 PM
So, decided I'd mix things up and stacked some RPM I had lying around with Lit-Up for my leg workout yesterday. It's a pretty good combo - the effects are less intense, but longer lasting.
I took 4 RPM and 1 scoop Lit-Up. Rather than being mentally amped up and focused, like a higher dose of Lit-Up gives, the combo gave me more of a clear headed effect with lasting endurance. Relaxed, it was nice.
Anyways, here's what I did:
Hack Squats: 1p/s x30, 2p/s x30, 3p/s x20, 3p/s x20
Split Squats supersetted w/Walking Lunges: Bodyweight for both, 3x15-20 each
1 Leg Curls ss'd w/Machine Reverse Hypers: 3x100x15 for each
1 Leg Extensions: 3x70x30 per leg
Next I did some of these:
And may I say they are a humbling experience. I used a 25lb DB just to try them out - I'd do as many as possible, drop the DB and then do reverse hypers off the same bench to failure. Magnificent and highly recommended for gluts/hams as a finisher.
Limped over the calf machines and went to town for about 12 sets, then finished wit some time on the stair climber. I have trouble walking today.
01-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Bah, so I've been having big abdominal/lower back issues for the last few days; pain's been flaring up BAD. And I still have a week before I see the spine specialist, so I'm likely out of the gym for a while.
I will post a final review here, and start a new thread with it in the AppNut section, as I feel LitUp deserves more attention that it is currently receiving.
01-19-2012, 03:25 PM
2. Ahh got ya
3. Yes the mental drive is great with Litup. Maybe it was the synephrine and/or geranium in wyked overpowered it?
4. You slice the zucchini into fries and bake them. I drizzle EVOO over them and sprinkle cayenne pepper and old bay over them
Do you do these strongman type workouts often?
Here is some light reading on nicotine for you - http://www.mindandmuscle.net/forum/4...earch-proposal
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
01-19-2012, 10:17 PM
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