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    Another great workout! The quality of your workouts seems to be improving overall, so that's a positive sign. A lot of that is owed to your diet of course, but you have a pretty solid supplement stack going (even in addition to the AppNut stuff).

    Are you a stim junkie? 2 scoops of Origin seems like a lot, but whatever works for you! That Origin and Core ABC combo is super solid though. I have not tried Origin yet, but I will get around to it at some point. With pwo's it seems like I am always either reviewing/logging something or lately beta testing for Uncut. Uncut is a handful for sure. I will see if I can get you some samples once it's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    Another great workout! The quality of your workouts seems to be improving overall, so that's a positive sign. A lot of that is owed to your diet of course, but you have a pretty solid supplement stack going (even in addition to the AppNut stuff).

    Are you a stim junkie? 2 scoops of Origin seems like a lot, but whatever works for you! That Origin and Core ABC combo is super solid though. I have not tried Origin yet, but I will get around to it at some point. With pwo's it seems like I am always either reviewing/logging something or lately beta testing for Uncut. Uncut is a handful for sure. I will see if I can get you some samples once it's available.
    I wouldn't say a stim junkie but I am very stim resistant. Takes a lot to get me to "feel" stims. That is why I tend to stick to stim-free pre-workouts and things that really enhance focus. That is why I have found Origin impressive I can feel it kick in rather than the subtle effects of most. Usually I get hit with nausea or other jitters on super high stim products even if I don't get much energy out of them.

    I feel in the zone these last couple months. Kicked some work issues out the way and feel in control of my future, which has directly helped my training. The products are definitely a component in that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    Are you a stim junkie?
    i laffed.

    why is it if you use more than average, you gotta be a junkie?

    what about the guys with natural higher tolerance levels, due to individual metabolism, rather than too much exposure?


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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    i laffed.

    why is it if you use more than average, you gotta be a junkie?

    what about the guys with natural higher tolerance levels, due to individual metabolism, rather than too much exposure?


    enquiring minds want to know.
    I ask because I am a stim junkie myself. I often use more than I need to - partly due to high tolerance (even after taking a month off) and partly because I feel better with higher stim intake. I was a fan of DMAA myself and miss that euphoric buzz. Our new pwo, Uncut should have that same feeling to it, but of course it's DMAA-free. We are just about done with the beta testing, but I loved how it made me feel. I have a feeling it's going to be pretty popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    I ask because I am a stim junkie myself. I often use more than I need to - partly due to high tolerance (even after taking a month off) and partly because I feel better with higher stim intake. I was a fan of DMAA myself and miss that euphoric buzz. Our new pwo, Uncut should have that same feeling to it, but of course it's DMAA-free. We are just about done with the beta testing, but I loved how it made me feel. I have a feeling it's going to be pretty popular.
    ahhh i understand man, no worries.
    it sucks to be naturally tolerant, and need more of a product than the average joe does, just to feel the same way.
    i personally just don't care for the term stim junkie, delineates negative images of addiction to me.

    altho - certainly i do not disagree there is a mentality of excess that bb'ing can sometimes perpetuate
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    ahhh i understand man, no worries.
    it sucks to be naturally tolerant, and need more of a product than the average joe does, just to feel the same way.
    i personally just don't care for the term stim junkie, delineates negative images of addiction to me.

    altho - certainly i do not disagree there is a mentality of excess that bb'ing can sometimes perpetuate
    How about stim aficionado? Kind of has a nice ring to it...
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    i like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    How about stim aficionado? Kind of has a nice ring to it...
    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    i like it
    I like this....

    Honestly have been using more stims the past half year than usual. Usually do not use them just due to lack of efficacy..have found a few good combos recently though.




    Jan. 12:


    1 scoop Craze + 1 scoop Origin + 4 NO Uptake + 3 Drive 30 minutes pre-workout. 3 Neovar + 2 NO Up post-workout.


    Training:


    ME Lower:

    -Reverse Band Squat: 425lbs x 2.

    Never done reverse band work. Had no idea what to truly expect (have read up on it but you know). Went with a low box just to maintain constant depth due to changes in ease with lowering. Felt really good, but probably should have quit at 415. Got three (second was hard but third rep was easier) so I decided to try more. Couldn't bang out a third at 425 unfortunately. No idea how to determine the exact weight being taken off due to the bands but it was an interesting experience. Liked having to unrack the bar with it real heavy and keep everything really tight, but the lowering and it getting easier was nice on the back and allowed me to drive out the hole.

    Assistance work:

    B1)Hip Thrust: 3 x 10 @ 205lbs.
    B2)BB Shrugs: 3 x 12 @ 205lbs
    C1)Reverse Hyper: 2 x 10 @ 25lbs
    C2)Stir The Post: 2 x 8/8
    C3)Reverse Sled Pull: 2 x ~20yds @ 360lbs + sled.

    Nice additions today. Haven't done the hip thrusts in awhile so took a set to get used to (even after warming up). Didn't push this instead held for a pause at the top. Decided to add a bit more weight on the sleds due to the ease of the last several sessions. Was hammered by the end of the workout but still felt great.


    Diet:

    3300 should be achieved today.


    Supplement Notes:

    -4 FT + Na-R-ALA upon waking.
    -4 pre for NO Uptake with 3 Drive.
    -Lower reps than usual but still got a solid pump and some great mind muscle contraction.
    -Weight was down a half pound from last week.
    -Overall I have been trying to push hings to grind me down before some deloading but regardless I feel awesome most of the day. Some interesting mood increases.
    -Strength seems to be still moving up on leg days without too much struggle. Interested to see max outs on the conventional deadlift and squat.
    -Should note that I haven't mentioned it much, but noticing great recovery between workouts. Not much DOMS between workouts and not feeling run down throughout.

    Other Random Notes:
    -Wanted to try the Craze + Origin combo again today. Great combo and workout was awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post

    How about stim aficionado? Kind of has a nice ring to it...
    I can roll with that. Makes you sound well versed in the realm of energy boosting supplements. I, myself, claim to be a stim connoisseur.

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    Jan. 14:



    1 scoop Craze + 1 scoop Origin + 5g SNS Leucine + 6 NO Uptake + 3 Drive pre-workout today. 3 Neovar post-workout.


    Training:


    ME Upper:

    -Reverse Band Bench Press: 265lbs x 3
    -Again new exercise. Wasn't sure how it would work out so I went conservative on the band tension. Didn't seem to be helping very much at all at the top of the movement but I could feel it helping at the bottom. Moved up pretty easily so may have been more helpful than I thought. Was a great way to work on form with it being easier off the chest and felt I got a great back arch and tightness today. Great start to the workout.

    Assistance work:

    B1)JM Press: 5 x 8 @ 145lbs
    B2)Chest supported row: 5 x 10 @ 115lbs
    C1)Shoulder Raises: 2 x 15 @ 20lbs
    C2)Pull Ups: 2 x 12 @ BWT
    D1)Rear Delt Raise: 2 x 12 @ 17.5lbs
    D2)Hammer Curl: 2 x 12 @ 30lbs
    D3)Triceps Pressdown: 2 x 12 @ 65lbs

    Gym was hot and muggy, which really drained me towards the end. I actually even did the wrong assistance work at the very end for rear delts (which isn't really a big deal), came home wrote it down, looked at last week and just shook my head.

    Either way I was feeling pretty beat by the end of the lift. Was sweating an insane amount and feeling light headed (I pounded a ton of water after the workout and felt better within half an hour). JM Press felt easier than last week and the rows also were easier (so I focused on a harder contraction at the top). Still, I felt beat by the end of my Bs so I decided to opt out of OHP and just did some front raises (not straight in front and with the thumbs pointed up). Great pump and endurance didn't hinder me despite feeling like crap.


    Diet:

    Diet will be different in the sense that instead of eating my first meal I just pounded my pre-workout drink and headed to the gym fasted. Total intake and macros shouldn't be different but just in a smaller feeding time.


    Supplement Notes:

    -4 FT + Na-R-ALA upon waking.
    -6 NO + 3 Drive pre-workout. Took the Drive much closer to the FT than usual (due to change in gym time), and got some slight discomfort. Didn't effect my lift and was gone by the time I got to the gym anyways.
    -Solid pump despite some of the lowest reps since the start of the log. Triceps were solid, back and shoulders were quite pumped. Even two sets of curls blew my arms up.
    -Gym was hot so I lifted in a sleeveless for the first time in forever (typically wear a short sleeve and sweatshirt, but it was so hot I didn't ). While it just felt weird with no sleeves, I did see some intense shoulder veins and definition. May be leaner in my upper body than I had thought.
    -Sleep has been pretty deep lately. Feeling pretty rested when I wake, but having a little trouble getting out of bed. Would rather just lay there and go back to sleep.

    Random notes:
    -Felt run down today. May have been related to the gym's temperature, but have noticed some signs of it creeping in (wanting to get more sleep being the biggest). Overall that is kind of to be expected. I have been pushing it pretty hard and am coming up on a planned deload soon. If I wasn't feeling at least somewhat beat up I may have underestimated the amount of work I needed to be doing. Still felt it should be mentioned as I am surprised with how heavy I have been going how it hasn't hit sooner.
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    January 16:


    2 scoops Origin + 4 NO Uptake + 3 Drive pre-workout today. Took 3 Neovar + 2 NO Uptake post-workout.


    Training:


    DE Lower:

    -Squats @ 185lbs w/Bands: 8 sets x 2 w/45-60s rest.
    -Clean Style Deadlifts @ 225lbs w/Pro Short Mini Bands: 8 sets x 2 w/45-60s rest.

    Went with bands rather than chains this week. Solid dynamic work on both.

    Assistance work:

    B1)SLDL: 4 x 12 @ 185lbs
    B2)Pull Ups: 5 x 5 @ BWT
    C1)Reverse Sled Pulls: 2 x 30yds @ 360lbs + Sled
    C2)Band Good Morning: 2 x 30 @ Green Band
    C3)Plank Sled Drags: 2 x 10yards @ 90lbs

    Was feeling pretty fatigued after the Dymanic Effort work but grinded through this rather intense workout. Grip was struggling on pull ups (another indicator for some needed rest) but the actual pull ups themselves were easy. Felt easier to get through my Cs at the end fatigue wise, but chose to try the plank sled drags on the fly. These were brutal. My abs were crushed (and I have some nice DOMS in them today).


    Diet:

    3400. Feeling fatigued so I let my diet get a little less strict just for the heck of it. So there was a little more fat and carbs throughout the day, but not a cheat meal just larger portions of stuff.


    Supplement Notes:

    -4 Free Test + Na-RALA upon waking.
    -Blood flow throughout was great. Felt pumped and solid but not overly pumped throughout. Got great contractions on most movements of the day.
    -Starting to feel the onset of some rundown/fatigue. Had to push mentally a little more throughout the workout but physically didn't notice any detrimental effects.


    Random Notes:
    -Slightly supplement related but more so training related, but the last several days I have felt more beat up mentally. Don't have many aches or pains in joints or muscles (although there are a few increases in trigger points during foam rolling), but mentally tired. This is mostly due to the fact I have been having trouble falling asleep. Mind has been racing and I feel awake until after midnight and then subsequently have trouble waking up. Honestly surprised this is the first that anything like this has happened based off how hard I have been hitting some things.
    -Only have enough Free Test to last the rest of the week. Will continue NO Uptake and Drive for this week and next (should be close to being out of NO Uptake by then).

    I am about to have another hectic day tomorrow...hope to make it through until Friday night.
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    Man, solid work considering you haven't been feeling it as much.

    You need to get some sleep. Not only is it going to make a huge difference in your recovery and energy levels but you have to be careful with the flu going around. You don't want your immune system to be compromises by lack of rest.

    Do you ever take anything to sleep? I'm the same way where I can't shut my brain off at night. I am a fan of bulk GABA, HGH-Up and Poseidon NT for sleep.
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    agreed with Dewey here

    been having some sleep issues myself. picked up some G8 and that did the trick initially, but then these last 2 days (the OFF days in 5/2 dosing pattern) have been rather screwed..

    same issues as you bolt, mind racing cannot relax or sleep, but even worse - been waking 6x an hour and never deep REM
    and THAT is what will eventually get ya, as i noticed steps backward in musculature/recovery etc not to mention my sanity (we're talking couple weeks straight extended of that nonsense before i got G8)

    as hard as we train and as much as our minds go (and we have other similarities bolt as you know, stresses etc), you can only go so long w/o quality sleep before it spirals and wrecks your world

    i always thought i could catch up on sleep when i die lulz..
    lack of sleep will get ya there quicker tho (dead, that is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    Man, solid work considering you haven't been feeling it as much.

    You need to get some sleep. Not only is it going to make a huge difference in your recovery and energy levels but you have to be careful with the flu going around. You don't want your immune system to be compromises by lack of rest.

    Do you ever take anything to sleep? I'm the same way where I can't shut my brain off at night. I am a fan of bulk GABA, HGH-Up and Poseidon NT for sleep.
    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    agreed with Dewey here

    been having some sleep issues myself. picked up some G8 and that did the trick initially, but then these last 2 days (the OFF days in 5/2 dosing pattern) have been rather screwed..

    same issues as you bolt, mind racing cannot relax or sleep, but even worse - been waking 6x an hour and never deep REM
    and THAT is what will eventually get ya, as i noticed steps backward in musculature/recovery etc not to mention my sanity (we're talking couple weeks straight extended of that nonsense before i got G8)

    as hard as we train and as much as our minds go (and we have other similarities bolt as you know, stresses etc), you can only go so long w/o quality sleep before it spirals and wrecks your world

    i always thought i could catch up on sleep when i die lulz..
    lack of sleep will get ya there quicker tho (dead, that is)

    lookin forward to resuming my G8 tonight
    Ya guys I agree 100%. I have conquered my sleep problems over the years by learning how to relax my mind and through many stress relief techniques. So nowadays I only struggle to fall asleep when i start to overreach, which I was expecting soon so it is right in line with how I saw this month concluding.

    On a good note I took some melatonin last night, got nearly 8 straight hours (no waking up during the night) last night. Crushed my lift today beyond expectations so I may not be too far gone. Update coming soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Ya guys I agree 100%. I have conquered my sleep problems over the years by learning how to relax my mind and through many stress relief techniques. So nowadays I only struggle to fall asleep when i start to overreach, which I was expecting soon so it is right in line with how I saw this month concluding.

    On a good note I took some melatonin last night, got nearly 8 straight hours (no waking up during the night) last night. Crushed my lift today beyond expectations so I may not be too far gone. Update coming soon.
    That's awesome. A good night's sleep is the best pwo there is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    That's awesome. A good night's sleep is the best pwo there is.
    Definitely is!



    Jan. 18:


    Hectic morning and not much time for food so I went with the normal protocol fasted:
    Took 2 scoops ABC + 2 scoops Origin + 7 NO Uptake + 3 Drive pre-workout today. Took 3 Neovar post-workout.


    Training:


    DE Upper:

    -Bench Press @ 115lbs + Bands: 8 sets x 3 w/60s rest.

    Bar had a good pop so I went a little heavier today (after a couple sets at 105 it didn't seem enough). Perfect amount and great work.

    Assistance work:

    B1)CGBP: 3 x 8 @ 185lbs [Last set I put a 3 board down and banged out 6 more reps right after]
    B2)Scap Pull Ups: 2 x 10 @ BWT, 1 x 15 @ BWT
    C1)Shoulder Press: 3 x 12 @ 45lbs
    C2)Inverted Row: 2 x 15 @ BWT, 1 x 20 @ BWT
    D1)Band Pull Aparts: 2 x 15 @ 15lbs
    D2)Incline DB Curl: 2 x 15 @ 30lbs
    D3)Triceps Wide Grip Underhand Pressdown: 2 x 15 @ 50lbs

    Was feeling amazing today. Got a solid amount of sleep so felt good then slammed my pre-workout combo and was humming. Planned to hit some crazier things in the final week before the deload and based on how I was feeling I went through with it. Tris were fried after the board addition and pull ups felt 100 x easier today than last week and earlier this week. Pushed pretty much all out (maybe 1 left in the tank) on the pull ups and inverted rows for the final sets. Otherwise I avoided failure even with heavier weights on everything (zero assistance from spotter..I usually avoid failure tho). Pumped up crazy before heading out today.


    Diet:


    Busy with work then meetings and squeezing in my workout in the time I had so haven't consumed as much as normal by now, still hope to hit at least 3200 maybe more.


    Supplement Notes:

    -4 FT + 1 Na-R-ALA upon waking.
    -7 NO Up + 3 Drive pre-workout. Had 7 NO in my pocket so figured what the hell (must have counted wrong when taking them out the bottle this morning). Was a little light headed by the end of the workout but nothing major.
    -Lower reps and more weight than usual on the DE days but was feeling in the zone with that so just went with it.
    -Veins everywhere. Loving the effects of the Nitrates + extra goodies right now.

    Side notes:
    -2 scoops Origin fasted kicked me HARD today. Was wired and ready to go. The good rest and sleep last night was definitely a major factor here.
    -Weight holding steady right now. Feel a little leaner than in January.
    -Based on how I feel now I will hit my legs pretty hard tomorrow (unless things change) and hit a pretty solid deload next week. Look for a final review coming sometime after that.

    Edit: Posted more updated pictures later so these aren't necessary anymore. ;)
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    bolt you are maintaining very strongly man, look amazing!
    big kudos
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    bolt you are maintaining very strongly man, look amazing!
    big kudos
    Thanks! I honestly was surprised when I compared some of the photos I have (from this log and then from the 2012-2013). Weight is similar to 1 year ago but body comp is better and I am much stronger.
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    Real solid workout today. Will update sometime tomorrow. Crazy busy last night and got another social occasion I am heading out to now but I definitely ended the final workout before my deload on a positive note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Real solid workout today. Will update sometime tomorrow. Crazy busy last night and got another social occasion I am heading out to now but I definitely ended the final workout before my deload on a positive note.
    Nice. Have fun tonight!
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    Jan. 19:


    2 scoops Origin + 4 NO Uptake + 3 Drive 30 minutes pre-workout. 3 Neovar + 2 NO Up post-workout.


    Training:


    ME Lower:

    -Reverse Band Deadlift: 465lbs x 1.

    Once again a new exercise variation for myself. Took awhile to set the pins and the bands at the right height (for how I assume it should be). Tried to have it with minimal help at the very top of the pull, but it still had some (no idea how much). Started conventional but after getting through some warm ups switched to sumo. Back was feeling tight to start (and felt better in sumo) but by the end felt much better. Need to increase other warm up activities to change that in the future. Still stopped at 465, which was pretty clean, because I didn't feel the need to push past that.

    Assistance work:

    B1)Hip Thrust: 3 x 10 @ 225lbs.
    B2)BB Shrugs: 3 x 12 @ 205lbs
    C1)Reverse Hyper: 2 x 12 @ 25lbs
    C2)Stir The Post: 2 x 10/10

    Great assistance work during this lift. Turf was taken up by a track class so no sled pulling unfortunately.


    Diet:

    3200 and a couple drinks at a friends Bday get together. Nothing much (I don't party hard ).


    Supplement Notes:

    -4 FT + Na-R-ALA upon waking.
    -4 pre for NO Uptake with 3 Drive.
    -Very solid workout. No major pump but hammies, glutes, and lower back were full of blood by the end.
    -Despite being out late and having to get up early for work saturday morning I didn't feel fatigued during my lift. Maybe the fatigue earlier this week was something else? Still going to hit a deload now regardless.

    Other Random Notes:
    -Weight was down a pound from last week. Possibly water or maybe fat as I feel I am at the leanest I have been in this log.
    -Seeing lots of people I haven't seen in awhile saying "looking huge bro!". Must be doing something right.
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    So this week upcoming is the deload? Can't really figure out why the fatigue earlier and not today. Well, that's life. Good work! Gotta be doing something right when the comments start coming around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    So this week upcoming is the deload? Can't really figure out why the fatigue earlier and not today. Well, that's life. Good work! Gotta be doing something right when the comments start coming around.

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    Ya I felt pretty good today but a little tired. The lower volume and intensity will serve me well even if I don't entirely feel I want to do it.



    Jan. 21:



    2 scoops Origin + 2 scoops ABC + 6 NO Uptake + 3 Drive pre-workout today. 3 Neovar post-workout.


    Training:


    ME Upper:

    -Shoulder Saver Press: 235lbs x 3
    -Deloading so built up slowly and ended at 235. Not a PR but wasn't maximal effort for three so impressed. Could have got more and got a PR but taking the deload in stride.

    Assistance work:

    B1)HS Incline Press: 3 x 12 @ 140lbs
    B2)Chest supported row: 3 x 12 @ 95lbs
    C1)Band Pull Apart: 3 x 20 @ Red Band
    C2)Hammer Curl: 2 x 20 @ 20lbs
    C3)Triceps Pressdown: 2 x 20 @ 50lbs

    Felt much better today than last week during this lift. Changed some things up (holiday so the gym was PACKED). Everything was done with not much struggle and dropped some exercises to get rid of volume. Most things were done with no lockout just slow and pumping blood into the muscle. Felt like I wanted to still crush something but really pumped at the end, which was the way I was looking for this deload to go.


    Diet:

    3200+ Will stick with normal diet but may deviate if hunger calls for it (I get a little more liberal during deloads and mentally deload as well by not over thinking my diet. Don't measure just go by what I usually do and add or subtract based on feel).


    Supplement Notes:

    -5 FT + Na-R-ALA upon waking. (Final 5 caps. Either got an extra or took the wrong amount somewhere during the log ).
    -6 NO + 3 Drive pre-workout.
    -Pump was solid and I felt great throughout the lift. More vascular than ever today.
    -May bump up Drive from 8 caps a day due to having more of it than anything else to see if there are any differences (not sure I'll even be able to tell but have extra).

    Random notes:
    -Not much to report due to deloading but slept great last night and don't feel too run down. I was up ALL Saturday night and slept in late Sunday and took a nap so I still am a little fatigued (not usual to be out all night for me).
    -Hope to be ready to roll after this deload, especially because I feel like I could stubbornly push through this and get some more solid workouts but probably wouldn't be best in the long run.
    -Plan to hit legs Wed like usual with most of it just being light work and sled pulling.
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    Should note I came home from work with some insane arm/shoulder vascularity. Looking real lean right now may have to take more pics for comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Should note I came home from work with some insane arm/shoulder vascularity. Looking real lean right now may have to take more pics for comparison.
    Always good to see more pics.

    Hey Bolt, you have run a great log here. Don't worry about trying to finish up the Drive in a rush just because you have extra. Use it however you see fit, or even save it for later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey99 View Post
    Always good to see more pics.

    Hey Bolt, you have run a great log here. Don't worry about trying to finish up the Drive in a rush just because you have extra. Use it however you see fit, or even save it for later.
    I am probably going to count to see how many caps I have left...depending on that I will determine what I do. I'd like to run 6-8 weeks of high dose Drive with some other stuff I have planned this summer so may just save the extra (if I have a decent amount) at the end for that.
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    Great job in here bolt. Just letting you know I'm still following (quitely) . Congrats again on the new position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
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    Although now I can never trust you're rating of supplements again. Hidden agendas and whatnot :wink:
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    Congrats on the rep position, Bolt! I have long thought you would make an excellent rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Great job in here bolt. Just letting you know I'm still following (quitely) . Congrats again on the new position.
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Congrats on the rep job bro!

    Although now I can never trust you're rating of supplements again. Hidden agendas and whatnot :wink:
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    Congrats on the rep position, Bolt! I have long thought you would make an excellent rep.

    Thanks guys! Felt it was a great fit and had been patiently waiting for the right time and place.

    Woke up today and had no Free Test to take...was a sad feeling. Popped 3 Drive + 1.5g SAN ALCAR + 1 cap SAN Na-RALA. Still it isn't the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
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    Hey congrats brotha! You'll be great for the team. That combo was worth a short but I just don't think it'll bring the vascularity and excitement of Free Test. Sad day.

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    Thanks Snags!

    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    Hey congrats brotha! You'll be great for the team. That combo was worth a short but I just don't think it'll bring the vascularity and excitement of Free Test. Sad day.

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    Thanks! Ya not ready to cycle off ALCAR but there is definitely more to FT than my lil combo.



    January 23:


    2 scoops Origin + 6 NO Uptake + 3 Drive pre-workout today. Took 3 Neovar + post-workout.


    Training:


    DE Lower:

    -Squats @ 190lbs: 8 sets x 2 w/45-60s rest.
    -Clean Style Deadlifts @ 205lbs: 8 sets x 2 w/45-60s rest.

    Back to 50% on the DE work. Need to be more exact with the progression of the three week waves starting now.

    Assistance work:

    B1)Reverse Sled Pulls: 3 x 30yds @ 250lbs + Sled
    B2)Reverse Hyper: 3 x 20 @ 10lbs
    C1)Forward Sled Pulls: 3 x 30yds @ 250lbs + Sled
    C2)Abs 3 sets (Used this time to experiment a couple different exercises)

    Really wanted to just hit DE work and a lot of light sled dragging. Minimal rest and not very hard just wanted to get the blood pumping and heart rate up a bit but not kill myself. Mission accomplished.


    Diet:

    ~3400. Food choice led to a little more fat than usual and a little less CHO. Had some solid Chili and Pulled Pork/Chicken for a couple of my meals.


    Supplement Notes:

    -1.5g SAN ALCAR + 1 SAN Na-RALA + 3 Drive
    -Early morning and was a little tired before the lift but Origin kicked me into gear and everything went smoothly. Took 6 NO Uptake pre unlike usual for leg days on mistake..luckily wasn't an intense workout but got a solid pump during my assistance work.
    -Weights didn't feel heavy or hard and left feeling like I worked but not beat up.
    -10 Drive total. No stomach discomfort.
    -Also added ZMK since I no longer get any Selenium or Zinc through Free Test.


    Random Notes:
    -I hate deloads. I need this but I hate just doing work and not pushing it...blah. May have a little cold (had a swollen lymph node, congestion, etc.), but it hasn't really effected anything and if I do have one it is real minor. Hope to keep it that way.
    -Feel I did quite a bit of learning with this training during this log. Some things can definitely be refined and improved but results were still great.
    -Back feels pretty good today.
    -Deload makes for not very exciting updates...will post final review soon! And have some cool non-log related stuff happening this weekend.
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    Jan. 25:


    Took 2 scoops ABC + 2 scoops Origin + 6 NO Uptake + 3 Drive pre-workout today. Took 3 Neovar post-workout.


    Training:


    DE Upper:

    -Bench Press @ 125lbs: 8 sets x 3 w/60s rest.

    Solid work. Slowly getting more comfortable with the speed work. 60s rest is a generous number...some may have been as short as 30s since I felt great today and wasn't fatiguing at all.

    Assistance work:

    B1)Cable Chest Flies: 2 x 20
    B2)Seated Machine Row: 2 x 20
    C1)Front Raise: 2 x 20
    C2)Free Motion Lat Pulldown: 2 x 20
    D1)Rear Delt Raise: 2 x 20
    D2)DB Curl: 2 x 20
    D3)Triceps Pressdown: 2 x 20

    Workout was a breeze. Had to restrain myself from doing more. This hardly even took 45 minutes including my warming up before the lift and stretching after. Weights weren't recorded as I just wanted light weight, a pump, and feeling fresh upon leaving.


    Diet:

    3300 if nothing comes up.


    Supplement Notes:

    -1.5g SAN ALCAR + 3 Drive + 1 Na-R-ALA upon waking.
    -6 NO Up + 3 Drive pre-workout.
    -Veins were back at the most prominent in awhile. Got an intense pump even with the easy effort today. Not the craziest but impressive for overall work done.
    -My NO Uptake bottle is upsettingly light...getting down to the last several days I fear.
    -Been at 10 caps of Drive pretty much all week and have no stomach issues.

    Side notes:
    -Think I am recovering from a slight cold. Everyone around me at work and home are crazy sick though so it is impressive that I haven't caught this horrible thing going around. Hoping to avoid it....
    -Took advantage of being caught up on most of my work yesterday by going to sleep the earliest in awhile. Got a solid 9 hours sleep and felt amazing when I woke up. Mood is up, not having much trouble falling asleep, and feeling like I want to lift some heavier stuff soon.
    -Here is a final update preview with pics from weeks 1, 5, then this week (8?). Biggest improvement is still the fullness between the first two pics, but feel I dropped a little fat in the shorter time frame between the last two pictures.

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    Great work as always man. I can't get the best look on my phone, but improved fullness, vascularity, and cuts are apparent from what I can see.
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    The pics are impressive for sure. Let's be honest, you were in great shape to start with, so it's not like we are going to see miracles. That being said, you have managed to improve on an already solid physique in the last couple months. Muscle fullness and improved vascularity are easy to see. Great job Bolt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    Great work as always man. I can't get the best look on my phone, but improved fullness, vascularity, and cuts are apparent from what I can see.
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    The pics are impressive for sure. Let's be honest, you were in great shape to start with, so it's not like we are going to see miracles. That being said, you have managed to improve on an already solid physique in the last couple months. Muscle fullness and improved vascularity are easy to see. Great job Bolt!
    Thanks guys. It is true that being at this for awhile even though I am still kind of a youngster means that the gains come much slower. I think the big thing was how the endurance really allowed me to hit higher reps to a greater extent than I am used to, helping make some nice gains due to such a different stimulus than I am used to.

    Hoping to write up a nice ol Bolt-style final review soon. Got some cool stuff with some photo shoot and blog stuff going on tomorrow tho! I am pretty excited.

    And since I know my last log ended with discussions of TV shows just thought I'd toss out that Spartacus is back tonight...finally caught up on the last season earlier in the week. Way too much TV watching for me lately.
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