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  1. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I feel you with the knees, a few of my reps were painful for my left knee. It just reminds me that I need to foam roll again!

    On a related note, my cissus arrived today. Took my first dose with breakfast, its been a while since I've had some so I'm glad that USP had that sale!
    As a piece of advice that could prove useful for you...with Cissus (try taking it first thing upon waking and pre-bed). This seemed to be the most effective way to use it in my experience. I believe it may have something to do with the cortisol control properties.

    Cheers Jim!

    -Sean-
    "Never trust a b*tch because b*tches be crazy, now get out there and go crush some P***Y!" - Jerry Stiller.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by SamBoz19

    As a piece of advice that could prove useful for you...with Cissus (try taking it first thing upon waking and pre-bed). This seemed to be the most effective way to use it in my experience. I believe it may have something to do with the cortisol control properties.

    Cheers Jim!

    -Sean-
    I'm gonna have to try that. I've always just done with breakfast and dinner, I'm always looking for new ways to make my knees not hurt when we run in the morning.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by SamBoz19

    As a piece of advice that could prove useful for you...with Cissus (try taking it first thing upon waking and pre-bed). This seemed to be the most effective way to use it in my experience. I believe it may have something to do with the cortisol control properties.

    Cheers Jim!

    -Sean-
    Cissus is indeed best when fasted. I take mine exactly like Sean suggested. Cissus is one of those supplements that I wish I found earlier in life and now would not want to go without it.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I'm gonna have to try that. I've always just done with breakfast and dinner, I'm always looking for new ways to make my knees not hurt when we run in the morning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    Cissus is indeed best when fasted. I take mine exactly like Sean suggested. Cissus is one of those supplements that I wish I found earlier in life and now would not want to go without it.
    The best joint stack there is imho is Joint Force stacked with Osteo-Sport (run it 6 caps a day, 3 upon waking, 3 pre-bed). The two together really make the joint and muscle pain disappear. After a good two weeks you can really notice the difference to the point where it feels as though you have never had an injury.

    Cheers!

    -Sean-
    "Never trust a b*tch because b*tches be crazy, now get out there and go crush some P***Y!" - Jerry Stiller.

  5. Final calories for the day:

    3771 calories
    124g Fat
    392g carbs
    264g protein
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  6. I'm late, my bad.

    Really excited to see how this stack and protocol of the 5/3/1 go together. I've seen RPM/Drive orchestrate nicely with 5/3/1 and would imagine this to do well.
    By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
    Franz Kafka

  7. Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
    I'm late, my bad.

    Really excited to see how this stack and protocol of the 5/3/1 go together. I've seen RPM/Drive orchestrate nicely with 5/3/1 and would imagine this to do well.
    Lol you are late.

    I'm doing the WS4SB template. Although I would prefer if you didn't bring up drive in this thread, it's a tender topic with me, because I wanted to get some but was not in the financial status to get it when I started this....and I do so much better when I use it before runs. :sadpanda:

  8. Sorry to bring up hard topics. Won't do it again!
    By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
    Franz Kafka

  9. Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
    Sorry to bring up hard topics. Won't do it again!
    Lol, are you taking that advice and doing both shows?

  10. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Lol, are you taking that advice and doing both shows?
    I'll think about it... let's see how I look next week. One step at a time.
    By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
    Franz Kafka

  11. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Lol all you gotta do is buy some like I did! (Except for 1 bottle of uptake courtesy of OS)Its a little late but I have to thank my man jd for the hookup with a discount in support of this log! Couldn't have happened without you (atleast not for a few more months of saving)
    Anytime man. Anything I can do to help, just give me a hollar.
    "I would rather follow Christ and die to find out their is no God, than to not, and die to find out there is a God."

  12. Yesterday's GPP

    Power Clean: 1 x 3 x 155lbs
    (Only one set, spent a good deal of time teaching my wife and buddy proper technique)

    Prowler Sprints: 3 x 40yds x 90lbs (1/2 BW)

    Rope Pulls: 3 x 20yds x 90lbs (1/2BW)

    Medicine Ball Slams: 3 x 15 x 25lbs

    Sprints: 4 x 40yds

    Shuttle: 1 x 60yds

    All of the sprints were races between the 3 of us, my wife and friend has head starts to make it as fair as possible but.....

  13. Also I have noticed that I am getting more acne on my chest and arms, I noticed it yesterday.

    So either

    A.) Side effect of Free Test working

    or

    B.) I need to wash myself better.


    I'm hoping for option A.

  14. If it is from Free Test it's mild and subsides in a relatively short time. I occasionally see a couple spots on my rear delts then it goes away. But I take it to be a good sign!
    By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
    Franz Kafka

  15. Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow
    If it is from Free Test it's mild and subsides in a relatively short time. I occasionally see a couple spots on my rear delts then it goes away. But I take it to be a good sign!
    That's how I look at it! I'm married anyway, who do I need to impress?

  16. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick
    Today's weigh-in: 162.4 (+1.6)
    Today's starting weight for the week (taken after PT as usual)

    162.2 (-0.2)

  17. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Also I have noticed that I am getting more acne on my chest and arms, I noticed it yesterday.

    So either

    A.) Side effect of Free Test working

    or

    B.) I need to wash myself better.


    I'm hoping for option A.
    I would definitely say that is from the FREETEST. Actually, that is a pretty common thing to happen. I had the same issue and many others I know who used it had it happen to. No big deal Jim

    Cheers!

    -Sean-
    "Never trust a b*tch because b*tches be crazy, now get out there and go crush some P***Y!" - Jerry Stiller.

  18. 05NOV2012 ME Upper

    Bench Press: 3-5RM
    135x5, 155x5, 185x4, 195x2

    HG Chins: 2x MAX
    BWx12, BWx9

    a1. Seated Cable Rows: 3x8-12
    100x12, 100x12, 120x8 (PR last was 110x11)
    a2. Face Pulls: 3x8-12
    90x12, 90x12, 110x8

    BB Shrugs: 3x8-15
    135x12, 225x10, 275x10 (PR 275x6)

    Hammer Curls: 3x8-15
    20x10, 25x8, 30x5--25x1.5 (PR 30x3)

    As you guys can see the BP just wasn't there for me today. I was insanely focused today but for some reason the strength just wasn't there like it was last week. My only guess to this is that our ~4 mile run this morning took a lot more out of me than I had assumed. I'm not really that worried about the weight, ME is all about effort and there was nothing left when I was done with any of these exercises. The face pulls were monsters and my back looked SWOLLEN after the superset. My chest was nice and pumped just from the few sets of bench today and my arms felt like they were literally about to explode before even getting past the 2nd superset. I found myself using my rest between sets to try to work a little bit of blood out of the bicep so that I could get a good contraction.

    I've been sleeping well, I generally get ~7 a night. I would like more but getting to work at 0545 and not leaving until 1700 to go home and eat before hitting the gym just doesn't leave me as much time as I would like! For what it's worth I am waking up refreshed most mornings, but I've been doing it so long I can't remember the last time I was really draggin' @ss in the mornings.

    My diet for today:
    3416 kCal.
    146g Fat
    300g Carbs (a little low)
    226g Protein

    I'm a couple hundred under where I would have liked to be but it's not the end of the world. Just gonna have to make sure to eat up tomorrow!

    DE Lower Body tomorrow. Hoping that I don't get kicked out of the room so I can actually do some step ups tomorrow!

  19. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Lol you are late.

    I'm doing the WS4SB template. Although I would prefer if you didn't bring up drive in this thread, it's a tender topic with me, because I wanted to get some but was not in the financial status to get it when I started this....and I do so much better when I use it before runs. :sadpanda:
    Ever consider combining 531 with WS4SB?
    PESCIENCE.COM

    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates

  20. Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh

    Ever consider combining 531 with WS4SB?
    I hadn't. I believe it was wendler who talked about people asking if they could mix the two programs and he said to do one or the other. Its a tnation article I believe, I'll see if I can't link it up.

    Have you tried something like that? If so, how did it work out for you?

  21. Good workout today Jim. I wouldn't worry about coming up a little short on the bench. Running 4 miles in the AM will definitely take it out of you.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99
    Good workout today Jim. I wouldn't worry about coming up a little short on the bench. Running 4 miles in the AM will definitely take it out of you.
    Thanks brother. This morning I was hoping to try my hand at 215, but after the set of 155, I could already tell it wasn't there today!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    05NOV2012 ME Upper

    Bench Press: 3-5RM
    135x5, 155x5, 185x4, 195x2

    HG Chins: 2x MAX
    BWx12, BWx9

    a1. Seated Cable Rows: 3x8-12
    100x12, 100x12, 120x8 (PR last was 110x11)
    a2. Face Pulls: 3x8-12
    90x12, 90x12, 110x8

    BB Shrugs: 3x8-15
    135x12, 225x10, 275x10 (PR 275x6)

    Hammer Curls: 3x8-15
    20x10, 25x8, 30x5--25x1.5 (PR 30x3)

    As you guys can see the BP just wasn't there for me today. I was insanely focused today but for some reason the strength just wasn't there like it was last week. My only guess to this is that our ~4 mile run this morning took a lot more out of me than I had assumed. I'm not really that worried about the weight, ME is all about effort and there was nothing left when I was done with any of these exercises. The face pulls were monsters and my back looked SWOLLEN after the superset. My chest was nice and pumped just from the few sets of bench today and my arms felt like they were literally about to explode before even getting past the 2nd superset. I found myself using my rest between sets to try to work a little bit of blood out of the bicep so that I could get a good contraction.

    I've been sleeping well, I generally get ~7 a night. I would like more but getting to work at 0545 and not leaving until 1700 to go home and eat before hitting the gym just doesn't leave me as much time as I would like! For what it's worth I am waking up refreshed most mornings, but I've been doing it so long I can't remember the last time I was really draggin' @ss in the mornings.

    My diet for today:
    3416 kCal.
    146g Fat
    300g Carbs (a little low)
    226g Protein

    I'm a couple hundred under where I would have liked to be but it's not the end of the world. Just gonna have to make sure to eat up tomorrow!

    DE Lower Body tomorrow. Hoping that I don't get kicked out of the room so I can actually do some step ups tomorrow!
    very good workout bro!

  24. Quote Originally Posted by bmftisftw

    very good workout bro!
    Thanks brother. ME upper is easily my favorite day of the week!
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