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  1. Day 9 & 10: Off days.

    Ah rest, relaxation, and Father's Day... Which means I get to do house and yard work. At least the critter came through with a new weight belt and some new wraps. Next week should be fun putting those to use. Back will love the belt. Going to feel sorry for my back and traps though.

    Note:
    Not a touch of sorenesss today, definitely no DOMS. Feeling pretty solid this morning and hoping that this is a sign of things to come.
    Broke down and bought some Craze last night and will be adding that to the pre-WO mix once it arrives. Focus is great but I'm lacking in the kick start area. I'm going to really need a boost the next 8 weeks as I'll be spending 10 hours a day with my 3 year old while the wife goes to work. I'm going to lose my mind but it beats the hell out of teaching summer school!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.


  2. Doing the yard work for your father, or are you the father?

    If so, Happy fathers day. If the former, then props for taking care of dad.
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  3. Thanks HTS.

    I am the father and I am doing the yard work per what I actually wanted to do today. My old man moved from CA to Arkansas of all places so no doing the fixer uping at his place!

    Anywho, Happy Fathers day to you all and all of yours.

    Chest/Tri's tomorrow, early evening. Hoping I can get settled into a good summer routine this week with the 3 year old... I am SOOOO looking forward to the summer of 'WHY?'.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  4. Just a Monday morning mini update.

    I am generating some serious heat over this past weekend. Not to mention downing 1.5 to 2 gallons of water per day.

    Woke up this morning feeling dense, hard, thick. If this keeps up, I can only imagine what I will feel/look like at the end of this run.

    New gym time of 5 PM. Wife went back to work so it's me and the critter. Will log W.O. this evening.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post

    Woke up this morning feeling dense, hard, thick. If this keeps up, I can only imagine what I will feel/look like at the end of this run.

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    That sounds awesome, hope you are going to do pics..

    Great about the new belt!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    That sounds awesome, hope you are going to do pics..
    Possibility but I wouldn't hold my breath. If I do, it will be a pic from where I started a year ago with a comparison of where I ended up in the course of the past year. But if things turn out exceptionally well, I do have a starter pic to go along with a finishing.

    Warning: If I post pics and you post somewhere that you saw Big Foot, you would be right.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  7. Day 11: Chest/Tri's

    Smith Machine Incline Bench Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 5 reps
    205 lb x 5 reps

    Smith Machine Bench Press:
    135 lb x 10 reps
    185 lb x 10 reps
    205 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 7 reps

    Decline Barbell Bench Press:
    90 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    *Hammer Strength Machine

    Cable Crossover:
    50 lb x 20 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    140 lb x 10 reps
    160 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps

    Triceps Pushdown - V-Bar Attachment:
    160 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Reverse Grip Triceps Pushdown:
    80 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    120 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.4 mi

    Notes:
    *Felt dense all day long.
    **Focus and pumps were intense today. Focus was really there as I squeezed through each rep, really feeling the full effect of what I was moving. I am quite positive that the AD has kicked in.
    ***Italics are PR's.
    ****Strength is coming along nicely with my chest workouts. Nice to see that one of my goals is already been fulfilled and continues to increase.
    *****Wish I had the weight belt long before this. I forgot how much more stable lifts are while wearing one...
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  8. Day 12: Back/Bi's/Traps

    Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown:
    130 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps

    Super set with the following:

    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown:
    130 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps

    Wide-Grip Pulldown Behind The Neck:
    80 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row:
    45 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps
    115 lb x 10 reps
    One Hammer Strength Machine

    Seated Cable Row:
    200 lb x 10 reps
    250 lb x 10 reps
    290 lb x 6 reps
    290 is max on machine =(

    EZ-Bar Curl:
    80 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    120 lb x 10 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 7 reps
    40 lb x 13 reps

    Incline Dumbbell Curl:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbell Shrug
    85 lb x 10 reps
    95 lb x 10 reps
    105 lb x 10 reps
    115 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.6 mi

    Notes:
    *Felt good today, very strong. Think I could have gone heavier but I am still watching out for my back even with the belt.
    **Do not chug a third of your water in the middle of your W.O. Bad things happen.
    ***Italics are PR's.

    Legs tomorrow. Not sure if I am going to try for the 1k leg press or give myself an additional week or two to help the back heal up a bit more. Think I will focus on getting some squats in since I missed out on them last week.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  9. Liking the updates so far my man, definitely looking like this is going to be a fun ride for you.

    Sorry to hear about the water issues though, lol.
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  10. Strong workout... so what happened with the water?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Strong workout... so what happened with the water?
    Chugged about 1/3 of a gallon and got all nice and queezy. Took a good 15 minutes to get my head on straight, stomach in check, and back into gear. Was weird, this has never happened. But since I am lifting heavier and its been pretty toasty the past few days, it doesn't surprise me.

    Going to hydrate really well pre W.O. so that it doesn't happen this afternoon. I want a good strong leg workout today so I can try for that 1K leg press that's been unattainable the past three months next week.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  12. That sounds messed up... but you are probably right between the heat and heavy lifting... good luck with the 1000!!!!

  13. Day 13: Quads/Hams/Calves

    Barbell Squat:
    45 lb x 10 reps (+37 pts)
    90 lb x 2 reps (+28 pts)
    *Twinge in right knee. Called it and moved on very pissed.

    Leg Press:
    400 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 4 reps
    800 lb x 10 reps
    1000 lb x 4 reps
    *800 X 4... Need to remind myself NOT to use new music when lifting.

    Seated Leg Curl:
    20 lb x 20 reps
    30 lb x 20 reps
    40 lb x 20 reps
    50 lb x 20 reps

    Leg Extensions:
    50 lb x 10 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps
    90 lb x 10 reps
    130 lb x 10 reps

    Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine:
    600 lb x 12 reps
    600 lb x 12 reps
    600 lb x 12 reps
    600 lb x 12 reps

    Seated Calf Raise:
    105 lb x 10 reps
    210 lb x 10 reps
    210 lb x 10 reps
    *Stupid machine is made for short people...

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.6 mi

    Notes:
    *Had a twinge in the right knee this afternoon, outside area. Not sure but I figured I would put the squats back on hold for another week.
    **Pissed, I said ****-it and pushed through for that 1k lb. leg press. Got it for 4 solid reps so I'm pleased even with no squats.
    ***100% positive that the AndroDrive has kicked in full throttle. I absolutely hate cardio but I'm extremely focused to get that **** done at the end of each workout.
    ****Got my Craze today, will be using that starting tomorrow to ramp things up a bit.
    *****Italics are PR's.
    Last edited by Colbicide; 06-21-2012 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Spelling
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 13: Quads/Hams/Calves


    Leg Press:
    400 lb x 10 reps
    600 lb x 10 reps
    800 lb x 4 reps
    800 lb x 10 reps
    1000 lb x 4 reps
    *800 X 4... Need to remind myself NOT to use new music when lifting.

    Congrats on the 1k!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Congrats on the 1k!
    Thanks Chief.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  16. Good stuff
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by TheBGRigatoni View Post
    Good stuff
    Thanks Boss. Really enjoying the ride so far.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  18. Day 14: Shoulders/Traps

    Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    25 lb x 20 reps )
    45 lb x 10 reps
    55 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    *Hammer Strength Machine

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    18.5 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps
    25 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 7 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Cable Row:
    50 lb x 20 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Reverse Flyes:
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps

    Smith Machine Shrug:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps
    315 lb x 10 reps
    405 lb x 4 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.8 mi

    Notes:
    *Italics are PR's
    **Heavy barbell shrugs actually make my lower back feel better.
    ***Craze before WO really helped with energy level.
    ****Walked out of the gym with a huge **** eating grin this evening.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  19. Thursday, June 22th - 346 lbs. (+0 – maybe this will be more of a recomp?)

    Week 2 Reflection:

    Strength: WOW. It’s all I can say. Increases across the board the past two weeks and I cannot wait to see how this stack holds up over the entire 8 weeks. Not sure exactly if it’s the Bulk or Mass or a combo that has helped. I definitely believe that the Drive has had a huge impact on my determination to push myself with each W.O.

    Recovery: Excellent. Not much in the way of being sore, more like being stiff. Guess I am getting old.

    Pump/Vascularity: Pumps have gotten more intense and lasting longer. Veins are definitely starting to come through more, especially on my shoulders and upper pecs. I’m feeling very dense/solid all day long.

    Mood/Aggression: Happy go lucky. Aggression does pop up when I’m working out and pushing myself which is a huge plus. My fuse has gotten a bit shorter with other people’s stupidity…

    Energy/Focus: Focus is dead on. Energy has been lagging. It was time to bring back a pick-me-up prior to my workout so I grabbed a tub of Craze and put it to good use. Energy during W.O.’s has been much better.

    Noticeable Changes in Appearance: Feeling harder, even for a fat guy, nothing visual yet. I am 100% positive that my legs have gotten bigger; my baggy boxers and cargo shorts are much snugger these days.

    Libido: No change and on par with last week.

    Odds ‘N’ Ends: Appetite throughout the day has diminished. Then again, I am able to plan my meals and snacks with the wife back at work. Thirst is still outrageous and I am getting tired of getting up 2 or 3 times a night to take a leak. Wishing for a full night’s sleep; I toss, turn, sweat, dream, and get up to pee all night long. I’m very thankful that my 3 year old will still take a nap in the early afternoons! Little more oily this week but nothing extreme.

    Weigh-ins will now be Thursdays and weekly reflections post Thursday evening W.O.’s.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  20. Liking your workouts man.
    Just inject.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by HereToStudy View Post
    Liking your workouts man.
    Thanks, I am too. Pretty sure the AD is fueling the want to push myself and I am really enjoying the numbers I've been putting up.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  22. Feeling old this morning. Joints feel dry and creaky: shoulders, elbows and knuckles. Not totally sure how or why but I really don't care. The past two weeks have been some of the best as far as strength gains are concerned over the past year. Arms and calves tonight if all goes well!
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Colbicide View Post
    Day 14: Shoulders/Traps

    Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    25 lb x 20 reps )
    45 lb x 10 reps
    55 lb x 10 reps
    60 lb x 10 reps
    *Hammer Strength Machine

    Front Dumbbell Raise:
    18.5 lb x 10 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps
    25 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 7 reps
    20 lb x 10 reps

    Upright Cable Row:
    50 lb x 20 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    150 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Reverse Flyes:
    60 lb x 10 reps
    80 lb x 10 reps
    100 lb x 10 reps
    50 lb x 10 reps

    Smith Machine Shrug:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    225 lb x 10 reps
    315 lb x 10 reps
    405 lb x 4 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.8 mi

    Notes:
    *Italics are PR's
    **Heavy barbell shrugs actually make my lower back feel better.
    ***Craze before WO really helped with energy level.
    ****Walked out of the gym with a huge **** eating grin this evening.
    Look at all those PR....sh*t man!

  24. Day 15: Arms (ran out of time to get calves in before the gym closed)

    Smith Machine Close-Grip Bench Press:
    45 lb x 20 reps
    135 lb x 10 reps
    185 lb x 6 reps
    185 lb x 6 reps

    Preacher Curl:
    130 lb x 6 reps
    100 lb x 8 reps
    70 lb x 10 reps

    Machine Dips:
    90 lb x 20 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    *Hammer Strength Machine

    Hammer Dumbbell Curl:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 10 reps

    Cable Rope Overhead Triceps Extension:
    150 lb x 10 reps
    180 lb x 10 reps
    200 lb x 10 reps

    Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    20 lb x 10 reps
    30 lb x 10 reps
    40 lb x 10 reps

    Cycling (stationary):
    0:30:00 || 5.9 mi
    Added +2 levels

    Notes:
    *Italic's are PR's
    **Crappy W.O. late in the evening and didn't get a second round of calves in this week. The rest will probably be good.
    ***Pumps were crazy/insane tonight.

    Sides: I'm starting to believe that the reason I am not sleeping well is the AndroDrive. When I lay down to crash, my mind continues to keep rolling on and on and on and on and... You get the point. Going to hit the NyQuil tonight to try and slow things down a bit. Other than not getting a restful sleep or nap in since starting, I really enjoy AD and the focus and confidence I have in the gym.

    I also believe the Mass and Bulk are starting to kick in - strength and recovery have been excellent and I am looking forward to seeing how I might be able to destroy myself next week.

    As for the Hard, it's starting to have a nice recomp effect with my keg. Though my weight numerically has not changed much the past two weeks, subtle changes in the keg's appearance were noticeable this morning.

    Kind of worried about my appetite. Last three days it's diminished quite drastically. I know I am not eating nearly as much as I have been or should be. Going to keep an eye on this and hopefully it's something that doesn't linger around too long.

    Beer: Totally quit drinking two weeks ago. Who I wouldn't kill for a hand crafted double or triple IPA right now...

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    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.

  25. Day 16: Rest... I think I deserve it.

    Better sleep last night though I stayed up late and then hammered some NyQuil. Still my mind is running unleashed. No complaints though.

    Joints a bit better this morning. Decided to pony up and grab a bottle of AMS Joint Fixx to toss into the equation. Should get here middle of next week which won't be soon enough for me.

    Will be keeping an eye on the appetite this weekend and I hope that it will improve soon. Thirst on the other hand is still in overdrive.
    “Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
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