My first log & stack - hgh up & free test
- 10-30-2012, 11:36 AM
This is me this morning after my workout at 211 lbs. Not much progress in 1yr 3months! huh? I thought that I had been working pretty hard at it but hoping for some help with this stack! What do yall think? Bad? I can take it! Give me your opinion... good or bad
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That dang mid-section sticks like freaking gorilla glue!
- 10-30-2012, 12:48 PM
I'm running this stack in competition prep. I actually have a libido 2 weeks out. Everyone has tough spots man, lower ab flab sticks to me, too. Can't wait for the transformation! You're gonna love it. What's your diet like?By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
- 10-30-2012, 12:52 PM
10-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Organicshadow - thanks man! My diet does need a little work but it is hard to do with everyday life and kids. I am trying to get my protein up which is hard to do without taking in alot of calories. I am trying to stay under 2000 calories.
This is my routine for day. Let me know if I am doing things wrong!
Monday - Friday, off on Saturday & Sunday
5:15am get up, get dressed, take 4 free test with 2 glasses of water
5:30am begin warming up and do workout for the day
6:45am finished with workout and take multi-vitamin, fish oil & maca
7:30am drink protein shake and eat quick breakfast - eggs or oatmeal
9:30 - 10:00am eat snack - apple, grapes, protein bar, or peanut butter on wheat bread
12:00pm eat sensible lunch - tuna, salad, grilled chicken breast, wrap, hamburger patties, green beans, or chicken salad
3:00 - 3:30pm another snack - protein shake or something from morning snack
6:30 - 7:30pm supper - which usually is not sensible, I usually eat whatever everyone else is eating at home, I know... this is my weakness
9:30pm take 5 HGH Up
10:00pm Go to bed
Start all over
So what should I do. Is this all wrong?
Thanks for everyone's help! I am new to all of this. I know I feel tons better and have plenty of energy. I also know I will never go back to my old lifestyle of eating junkfood and not exercising. I just heard of a guy down the road from me that they found dead on his bathroom floor Monday morning that was 46 yrs old, high blood pressure, big time overweight and didnt take care of himself. He lived by himself and was found by his dad after not showing up for work. He had died before he went to bed the night before. SAD!
It makes you think about what are we doing to our bodies!
Everyone have a great afternoon!
10-31-2012, 09:17 AM
What happened? No comments? Did I scare everyone away? I know it is Halloween and all but I swear thats not my costume! lol
Anyways, today was shoulders,traps & calves. Not so bad this morning. was able to finish with time to spare so I am starting to see a difference there. Here is workout for today:
Dumbbell shoulder press 4 X 12-15
Upright row 3 X 12-15
One-arm cable lateral raise 3 X 12-15
Bent-over lateral raise 3 X 12-15
Barbell shrug 4 X 12-15
Seated calf raise 4 X 25-30
Leg press calf raise 4 X 25-30
Today I am starting to double my protein shakes to increase my protein
11-01-2012, 09:35 AM
Another morning workout. No responses but I am going to keep pushing on.
Was tough this morning. I always have a problem with squats. My legs will be tore up through the weekend now.
This is what this morning was about:
Squat 4 X 12-15
Front squat 3 X 12-15
Leg extension 3 X 12-15
Romanian deadlift 4 X 12-15
Seated leg curl 3 X 12-15
Hip thrust 3 X 20-30
Crunch 3 X 20-30
Plank 3 X 75 sec
Also did I mention that I hate these high reps week. Next week, the reps will drop to 9-11 and then the following week they will drop to 6-8. Some of the exercises will change too and the weight will go up. Tomorrow is cardio day and what I call a free style day. I will just do some other exercises that I didnt do this week like kettle bell swings and few others. Will post the list tomorrow. Peace!
11-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Yikes, what a story. Sorry I meant to get back to you on your question. If you can, try to figure out your macros and see if you're getting enough of everything. I would try to double up on whole foods rather than shakes for protein.
HGHUp will show it's best qualities later on in cutting down but the sleep benefits are immediate. I dose it all at night as well, just seems to make sense. Free Test will pop up within a week: looking a little more vascular, increased libido, a little dryer, and overall mood enhancement for that fasted workout (that's far too early for me lol)
11-01-2012, 09:57 PM
11-01-2012, 10:01 PM
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11-02-2012, 09:39 AM
Thanks Organicshadow, Dewey, & Mack! I thought there for awhile that I was all alone! Organicshadow, how do I figure out my macros? I hope I dont sound stupid but I am new to all of this! Just trying to do my best and learn.
Dewey, yea I know I need to get my diet right and I am working on that. I do have myfinesspal on my droid and have been checking out what I have been eating. Thanks again for your support!!
Well this morning went really good! I enjoy Fridays at Big Perm's gym. I found that my max on benchpress has gone up 10lbs. I was messing around this morning but this is what I got done:
Benchpress 4 X 6
Kettlebell swings 3 X 15
hanging leg raises 3 X 15
Sit ups 3 X 25
Planks and side planks 3 X 75sec
30 mins jogging on the treadmill
Well, that's it for this week. I may go out and lift some Saturday afternoon but it will be whatever comes to mind that I feel like doing.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! I am really loving this stack and ready for my transformation!!
11-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Oh yea! Note to self, never do a double scoop of the Ultimate flurry protein shake!! Holy crap! I thought I was gonna explode! My stomach was so bloated that I couldnt hardly bend over. It was crazy! Learned my leasson on that one! And was very gassy
11-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Thanks for the heads yo I bought Flurry for after my show. Haha. I use an app called MyFitnessPal but there's others out there.
Macros=macronutrients. Protein, carbs, fats. Roughly 1oz chicken is 7g protein for example. A can of tuna is 26g. 1tbsp olive oil is 14g fats... That sort of stuff.
11-05-2012, 12:51 PM
OrganicShadow - I gotcha now. I knew that but just didnt know that was what it was called. Yea I use that app as well.
Well today was weigh-in day again and I was disappointed again! I gained another 2 lbs. What am I doing wrong? I am trying to keep my calories around 2000 but a couple days I was around 2500. Maybe since all that Halloween candy is gone I will start to drop some pounds! Sweets are my weakness. If I dont see them, I am good.
Anyways, my workout was good this morning. It was same as last monday except I went up on weights and down to 10 on reps. I didnt sleep as good the past 2 nites. Can someone look at my routine and see if I am doing anything wrong there? It was a couple of posts back.
I do feel different, my recovery is still better and I am able to get through with my workout quicker. Is that bad?
Well, thanks for all the help!
Everyone have a good day and lift hard!
11-06-2012, 06:55 PM
That candy will kill progress no doubt.
Hey if you can bang out a workout in less time I'm all about that. I'd rather keep intensity high and time duration low. I'm a busy man, can;t be hangin around a gym for hours unless I'm getting paid to do so.
When's your last meal before bed?
11-07-2012, 10:00 AM
OrganicShadow - I appreciate your input! Yea, I was joking bout the candy. I did have a small piece here and there but not much. It was hard to resist. My last meal of the day is usually no later than 7:30. I usually would have a casein shake before bed but this hgh up said on bottle to take on an empty stomach so I stopped the casein shake. What do you think I am doing wrong?
Yesterday, I had a good workout. It changed some but it was basically like last week just still lower reps and more weight. This morning I had to take a day off due to technical difficulties and being upset about where our country is headed to now. I will be back at it tomorrow morning or may get an evening workout in.
I have seen a difference now in other areas. I am getting more zits on my body and I am getting more excited, if you know what I mean. The wife is liking that side!
11-07-2012, 10:23 AM
No shakes pre-bed. The protein could be ruining your sleep. GH and IGF release during sleep is blunted when insulin is present in the bloodstream so you're effectively negating benefits of HGHUp and your own natural GH release. I would try to not have anything 1-2hrs prior to sleep depending on how big your last meal was.
Acne breakouts from Free Test are common 5-7 days in but subside rather quickly. It's not sever at all just a couple spots and it goes away. That libido boost is always a plus.
11-08-2012, 09:16 AM
Yea, I had stopped the casein shakes about 5 weeks ago. And YES the extra libido is nice especially when you are 40.
The workout at Big Perm's Gym was great this morning except I have some left elbow pain coming back slowly. I have been battling tennis elbow for a while now. Calories yesterday was at 2345. Still feeling alot of energy and sleeping very well at nite.
This was this mornings workout:
15 mins on treadmill
Dumbbell shoulder press 4 X 9-11
Upright row 3 X 9-11
One-arm cable lateral raise 3 X 9-11
Bent-over lateral raise 3 X 9-11
Barbell shrug 4 X 9-11
Seated calf raise 4 X 15-20
Leg press calf raise 4 X 15-20
I still stay hungry all the time. I feel as if I am bulking up though.
I've got a new saying now that I read in my muscle n fitness magazine: Doesnt matter what kind of car you drive, what matters the most is the size of the arms hanging out of the window!
Do you have any other sayings or quotes that I can post in my gym? Please share!!
I hope everyone has a great workout today!
11-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Post Your Quotes Here!
That thread has a few good ones.
My personal favorite:
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
11-09-2012, 01:14 PM
OrganicShadow - that is some good ones posted there. I like the one you posted as well!
Well to day was leg day. Friends dont let friends skip leg day! Lol
I always have problems with leg day and today it seemed worse. Recovery time was longer. Now my legs will be sore for 3 days. It will be hard for me to step up in the truck. Squats always kill my thighs for some reason!
Anyways, everything else is still on track.
workout for today:
15 mins on treadmill
squat 4 X 10
front squat 3 X 10
leg extension 3 X 10
romanian deadlift 4 X 10
leg curl 3 X 10
hanging leg raise 3 X 15
weighted crunch 3 X 15
side plank 3 X 75 sec
Well Monday starts my 5th week. so I am halfway there. I will probably get a workout in over the weekend but it will prob be something out of the blue. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Love, peace, and chicken grease
11-12-2012, 09:07 AM
Good morning AM! Today was weigh in day. I did good... didnt gain nor did I loose though so I guess that's good? I changed my routine this morning after reading an article here on AM. I usually just drink 2 glasses of water with my 4 pills of free test right before my workout. This morning I drank a protein shake with my 4 pills and then a glass of water. It seemed to help. I did notice one difference this morning. About half way through my workout I felt more pumped up or a boost of energy and when I was through with my workout routine, I still wanted to lift or do some other exercises. Wonder what was up with that? Nobody commented or gave me any suggestions on my routine so I dont know if that is good or bad? Am I an outcast now?
Anyways, I had a great workout this morning. Once again dropped reps and raised weight. I like low reps better! This was workout this morning:
10 mins on treadmill
bench press 4 X 7
incline dumbbell press 3 X 7
dumbbell flye 3 X 7
incline cable flye 3 X 7
triceps pressdown 3 X 7
dumbbell overhead triceps extension 3 X 7
lying triceps extension 3 X 7
standing calf raise 4 X 15
seated calf raise 4 X 15
I hope everyone has a great monday!
11-12-2012, 09:18 AM
FreeTest hits better when taken with a meal. On top of that, make it a pre-workout meal and it's gonna be great. As for weight, I couldn't tell you. It's more about body composition than what the scale says - I rarely weigh myself.
I'm assuming 3x7 means 3 sets of 7? Do you have the weight increments for each? That 6-8 range is what really builds strength and size!
11-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks OrganicShadow for letting me know that about freetest! I did not know that. On the pre-workout meal, what would be an ideal meal? I dont have alot of time to prepare a meal and I am the only person up at that time so I also have to be quiet not to disturb others.
Yea, I personally like the 6-8 rep range myself.
This morning I had a great workout. I am still around 2000 calories a day. I am still noticing that I am increasing on my lifting weights. For example, I was curling 50lbs on curlbar and this morning I was at 65lbs plus bar for 4 sets of 8 reps.
Libido is still in high gear!
This morning's workout:
10 mins on treadmill
bumbbell bent-over row 4 X 7
behind-neck pulldown 3 X 7
seated cable row 3 X 7
reverse-grip pulldown 3 X 7
barbell curl 4 X 8
preacher curl 3 X 7
behind-back cable curl 3 X 7
weighted hip thrust 3 X 15
cable crunch 3 X 15
cable oblique crunch 3 X 15
I hope everyone has a great day!!
11-13-2012, 09:42 PM
A light protein or carb/protein meal is best for battling fatigue and powering up performance. Fats slow the system before a workout unless youre in a low carb phase which then I have some tricks. Why stop at 7? Of you can do more, do more reps. If you get 8-10, increase weight. Less than 6, drop the weight.
11-14-2012, 11:18 AM
I gotcha on the meal. I guess I will just stick with protein shake for now or maybe add a raw egg or two & some fruit.
Well on the reps sometimes I dont stop at 7, thats just the routine that I am currently on. Each week the reps drop and the weight increases. So if I can do more than 7, I increse the weight to stay in that range for the max. I got through early this morning and was going back to some other exercises from erlier this week to see what my max was. My curl max is up to 80lbs. I curled it 2 times. I also did some negative bench presses. Just messing around for awhile. Anyways, everything else seems to motoring along. My calories are still around 2000. And I drink 12 -14 glasses of water a day. Bladder is overworked! My energy level is still high until around 9pm, then cant hardly hold my eyes open. So much for late night partying! lol
Workout for the morning:
dumbbell shoulder press 4 X 7
upright row 3 X 7
one-arm cable lateral raise 3 X 7
bent-over lateral raise 3 X 7
barbell shrug 4 X 7
seated calf raise 4 X 15
leg press calf raise 4 X 15
11-14-2012, 03:44 PM
11-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Ok. Thanks for the info Judojosh!
Then how about some other recipes for a quick easy pre-workout meal or shake for someone that exercises as soon as they rise out of bed in the morning. Anymore suggestions?
11-15-2012, 06:48 AM
Bananas are good for about 30g carbs mix of both sugar and fiber, good source of potassium and give me pumps. Or berries (blue, black, straw). Greek yogurt can thicken it a bit and add some extra protein if your only want to do 1 scoop of whey. I prefer mine with water, I don't like milk.
Raw eggs only have about half the bioavailability of nutrients than when cooked. The breaking of the disulfide bonds in egg albumin make for better digestion and absorption.
11-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Ok Cool! That makes sense. Thanks for the info OrganicShadow! I am learning alot here and my lifting is showing it. My max bench press has gone up again. I did some extra lifting this morning just to see where I was. Made me feel good and pumped up!
Everything else is the same! Still having some pain in the left elbow but working through it. I added some natural peanut butter to my protein shake this morning. I gotta go to the store today and get some fruit. Anymore suggestions since I am going to the store?
Squats were tough this morning!
Workout for today:
10 mins treadmill
squats 4 X 7
front squats 3 X 7
leg extension 3 X 7
deadlifts 4 X 7
leg curls 3 X 7
benchpress 3 X 3
Yea it was kinda a short morning. I split todays workout with tomorrow. Will do abs tomorrow and probably some cardio.
11-17-2012, 06:05 AM
Let me know how you feel about your lifts with adding peanut butter before. I don't like fats prior to a workout unless its something like coconut oil.
11-17-2012, 08:38 AM
I really didn't feel much different using pb but did have indigestion so I don't guess that's good combo. Guess I will stick with fruit. Sleep is still real good!
I did 15 mins on treadmill yesterday and then worked on some negative benchpresses. Trying to increase bench. Did 4 X 6. Then worked on abs the rest of time.
Weighted crunch 4 X 15
Woodchop 4 X 20
Plank 4 X 90 secs
Cable crunch 3 X 15
Prob gonna get some more in today. Depends on what happens. Easier for me to exercise during the week. I try to spend time with family on weekend. Have a good one!
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