ORIGIN: Rising From A New Beginning - Genomyx Sponsored Log
- 01-21-2013, 04:28 PM
DAY 14: CHEST
Boom. Roasted. 2 scoops Origin as usual preworkout... did a few quick chores around the house and then it was off to the gym for a workout of considerably epic proportions (for me, anyway). The energy here was just nonstop and fluid. It stayed with me the entire time I was in the gym and I didn't want to take any time between sets before moving on to the next thing but I had to force myself to stop and catch my breath!
Note: Any bolded items below represent PRs
MACHINE FLYS: 100x20 145x15 175x12 205x10 250x10 a pre-exhausting start!
DB INCLINE PRESS: 40x20 50x14 60x8 65x7 75x4 (wt. ea. hand)
DB INCLINE FLY: 25x15,10,10 (wt. ea. hand)
FLAT DB BENCHPRESS: 60x12,10,10 (wt. ea. hand)
CHEST PRESS: 120x12 125x9 100x6 70x12
HIGH CABLE FLYS/BODYWEIGHT DIPS SUPERSET: R1 40x10/BWx4 w/ failure R2: 40x10/BWx4 w/ failure R3: 40x10/BWx6 w/ failure
I'm going to feel this tomorrow for sure If my partner had come with me I would have switched some of those exercises over to barbell but since he wasn't with me I just decided to push everything out with DBs instead.TWITTER.COM/DJBEANPOLE
- 01-21-2013, 11:01 PM
- 01-21-2013, 11:06 PM
Starting weight- 4/06- 245 LBS after birth of 2nd child
Now 151 22.9% BF
01-23-2013, 08:42 AM
ORIGIN: Rising From A New Beginning - Genomyx Sponsored Log
It is good. She get frustrated with me when I try to help as well. I just smile and walk away. A few creepers and shell come running back.
01-24-2013, 08:15 PM
Alright time for some updates. Got some workouts in and didn't get a chance to post them!
DAY 15: BACK - 1/22/13
2 scoops Origin... I'm almost thinking of bumping this up to 2.5 hmmm... I also have some spare agmatine that I may throw in just to get some pump action in to go along with the focus/energy I get from Origin! Todays purpose was move heavier weights in a lower rep range. Next week starts hypertrophy low weight/high reps again. I've noticed some slight growth changes in the mirror lately
STERNUM-UPS: BWx7,6,6,5 strict form, deadhang, squeezing lats and holding at the top
CABLE LAT PULLOVER: 45x10,10 50x10 55x10 (this will be changing soon to an actual pullover machine gonna change my gym up for back day)
LAT PULLDOWN: 70x20 85x15 100x12 120x8 140x5 (form got bad) 85x8 55x15 (burn!)
BENT OVER ROW: 95x12 115x10 135x8,12 95x15
SEATED ROW NARROW: 120x10 110x10,10,10 DROPSET 90x8 75x10 55x15 (burrrrn!)
Had to leave early because my workout partner had to get home but man I was feeling good after that! Moved some heavier weights that I had not planned on!
01-24-2013, 08:19 PM
Ran 6 miles today. Meant to go for 7 and felt good enough for 8 but at our gym there is a 20-minute limit on cardio machines when there are people waiting. The treadmills at our gym are maxed for a 60min. workout... so usually went I want to go beyond 60 minutes I have to stop, reset, and start again. There were a TON of people waiting and I didn't want to be an ass so I decided to stop short of my goal of 8 I should have just kept going and not have stopped unless someone said something to me.
Ended up hurting something in my left leg. Doesn't feel like a muscle pull and I'm not sure what it is. Its on the backside just above the calf between the calf and the hamstring right behind where your knee bends. Hurts to fully extend my leg to a straight locked position. This has been giving me trouble in the past when I get into distances over 3-4 miles... not sure what happened but I'll be resting it up for awhile. I think I need to do a leg day in the gym and see if strengthening it helps dimish the pain.
01-24-2013, 11:34 PM
Midpoint review will be coming this weekend by the way... video style
01-27-2013, 02:20 AM
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01-28-2013, 12:05 PM
01-28-2013, 03:01 PM
DAY 16: LEGS
So after hurting myself going for a long run the last time I ran I put my running legs to rest for a few days and decided that perhaps a strength training leg day would help alleviate some of the pain. While I was right... the pain in my left leg seems to have gone away... I introduced myself more pain in the form of DOMS. Its like I had never lifted legs in my life! I kind of enjoy it though... lets me know I did something right. I think I'll be rotating a leg routine back into my workout but not one so intense that it makes it impossible for me to run the next day.
Took 2.5 scoops of Origin this time. I left the amount of water the same (~12-16oz.) and I kind of like how sweet it tastes. Slight tang to it! Really enjoy drinking this down! Got to the gym, did a bunch of stretches to prepare my legs for the ensuing workout, and had at it!
BARBELL BACK SQUATS: 135x10 165x10 195x8 205x5 225x3 165x5
BARBELL FRONT SQUATS: 95x8 105x8 115x8
STIFFED LEGGED DEADLIFT: 95x10 135x10 155x10
LEG EXTENSIONS: 100x10 105x10 110x10 130x10
SEATED CALF RAISE: 50x20,19,15
LEG PRESS BURNOUT: 25x215 ouch! Cheda tempted me with the 100rep finisher on the leg press but I'm going to have to cut back the weight considerably to even get those reps in! Next time
Sorry for not having my midpoint review video posted. I'm actually in the process of getting my phone swapped out for an insurance claim. It fell out of my pocket out of its case and the screen got all cracked to hell. I'll have it written up here after I get back from the gym. Gonna go do chest
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01-29-2013, 12:03 AM
"no failure is final, nor is any success"
01-29-2013, 12:26 AM
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01-29-2013, 08:04 PM
DAY 17: CHEST/TRIS
Splitting the arms back up since I'm re-incorporating legs back into my routine. I don't have my workout sheet on me (couldn't find it) so I'm doing this from memory. Took 2.5 scoops of Origin this time and then waited about 30 minutes before heading to the gym.
FLAT DB BENCHPRESS: 50x15 75x10,10,10,10
INCLINE BARBELL PRESS: 45x10 95x10,10,10 105x10
MACHINE FLYS: 150x10 175x10,10 145x10
DB PULLOVER: 65x10 70x10,10,10
TRICEP PUSHDOWN: 100x10,10,10,10
NO-ATTACHMENT PUSHDOWN: 10x10,10,10,10 (ea. arm)
Focus was locked in from the moment I stepped into the gym. Headphones in, hoodie up, went to work. Energy was nice and smooth and lasted throughout the whole workout. The thing that I find strange is that I'm so used to pump products and feeling that sense of a pump during my workout. I know that pumps aren't indicators of good workouts... just look at my leg workout. I hadn't lifted legs for awhile and the pumps during squats were painful once I hit 195lbs. I felt like my chest workout last night wasn't very beneficial because I didn't "feel the pump" during any of the chest exercises... well turns out I wake up today and the DOMS are as present as ever. ! Success!
01-29-2013, 08:24 PM
GENOMYX ORIGIN: MIDPOINT REVIEW
We all know that sad sad feeling we get when we open our preworkout container and notice that its almost gone well I'm quickly approaching that point with ORIGIN and I wish it wasn't the case. I know a midpoint review write up won't be as entertaining as the video I had planned on shooting, but I'm definitely planning on wrapping up this log with a final video review.
I've gone through a plethora of preworkouts before and I'm always amazed at how different they can all taste. Even though they are all uniquely named "Fruit Punch" or "Blue Raspberry" they never quite end up tasting the same. And a lot of times the taste may not even end up being something we like, but we know we must forcefully choke it down because of the benefits it yields us when we are in the gym. Origin is actually a delicious treat that I look forward to drinking as much as I look forward setting foot into the gym. I initially started off with 1 scoop in about 10oz. of water and moved to 2 scoops in 12-16oz. of water and now I'm up to about 2.5 scoops around 16 oz. of water. The flavor is nice and sweet, which I prefer, with no blandness or bad aftertaste. Although my container was not actually labeled, the flavor is distinctly very much cherry which is quite refreshing and a different change of pace for supplement flavorings out of the tried and true fruit punches and blue raspberries. And it seems like no matter how much water I add, the flavor continues to stay the same. Its almost like drinking a red Powerade with a bit more sweetness to it. Its definitely easy going down and its hard to slow yourself down and savor the flavor because its just that good!
A quick couple of shakes and everything dissipates easily, turning your shaker cup into a nice shade of deep maroon. There is some slightly fizziness/bubbles that float on the top but after a few more shakes or just letting it sit for a minute those will disappear. Drinking it down I did not detect any particles or clumps. Nice and smooth.
In my opinion the energy I get from Origin seems to take a little longer to come "on" than with other drinks I've tried. This is not a big deal, especially when I live 5 minutes from my gym and I usually take Origin prior to getting all of my stuff ready for the gym. Usually around the post-30 minute mark is when I finally get to it and the energy comes on very clean. A trend that I have started to notice amongst preworkout drinks is that while there are varying degrees to when the energy kicks in and how hard it kicks in, there is rarely a crash anymore post workout. This is true of Origin. The energy comes on very clean and stays with you throughout your workout. Once you are done it tapers back down to baseline and you are left with just your endorphin-high from a successful workout.
Probably the highlight of what I have felt so far from Origin. Mind-muscle connection establishes itself as quick as the energy kicks in when you begin your warmup. Felt like I had horse blinders on. I could hear myself in my head telling me to focus on each contraction and stretch of the muscle group that was being worked instead of just blindly flying through the workout and not paying attention to my own body. It really makes you work those muscles to their full extent ensuring that you are performing each rep to the best of your ability. I have used Craze in the past and while it gets praiseworthy attention for the mind-muscle connection, I feel that Origin far exceeds it. It lasts longer and I felt like I could have stayed in the gym for hours.
ENDURANCE & RECOVERY
The second highlight for Origin. Without typing a book here... the DOMS I feel are drastically reduced in time by almost a day (I usually feel the sorest from my workouts 2 days after working a certain muscle group). With ORIGIN I'm sore after the first day and then ready to go again by day 2. In the gym I found myself requiring less recovery time in between sets and able to push myself a little farther with each set. This effect has built itself up over the course of me taking Origin and I look for it to continue at an even greater pace as I go into the 2.5-3 scoops preworkout dosage.
01-29-2013, 11:46 PM
Outstanding review as usual DJ. Can't wait for the video of final review and the candid-ness. (Is that a word ???)
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01-31-2013, 08:17 PM
DAY 18: BACK & BIS
Woke up. Got a haircut. Threw 2 scoops of Origin into a shaker cup I had just filled up with a bottle of water along with 6g of CM and 1g of Agmatine, just to experiment I forgot my headphones at home and was kind of bummed about that but knew that I had work to do.
NEUTRAL GRIP PULL UPS: BWx8,6,4,4 (fast up, squeeze, slow down, deadhang)
BENT OVER ROWS: 135x12,10 115x10,8 95x10,8
STANDING CABLE LAT PULLOVER: 45x10 50x10 55x10 60x10 25x15,20
LAT PULLDOWN: DROPSET 120x12 100x10 85x12 70x15 55x20
ONE-ARM DB ROW: 50x10 55x8 60x7 70x6
SEATED NARROW GRIP CABLE ROW: 120x8,8,8,8
RACK PULLS: 135x15 225x12 275x10 315x8 365x6 225x10
HAMMER CURLS: 30x10 35x10 40x8 30x10 (ea. hand)
STRAIGHT BAR CURL: 60x10,10
CABLE REVERSE CURL: 40x12,12 50x10,10
Focus was great. I went through this workout surprisingly fast. Origin had me zoned in and focused even without music in my ears. Didn't really feel much in terms of pump until I got to the bicep routines. Walked out feeling great... didn't think I'd even come close to 365 for rack pulls. Should have attempted 405! Last time I did that was quite a few years ago!
01-31-2013, 08:39 PM
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02-04-2013, 09:53 PM
DAY 19: SHOULDERS
Don't have the sheet in front of me. Going from memory...
DB SEATED SHOULDER PRESS: 55x10,10,8 50x10
DB SHRUGS: 95x10,10,10 100x10 75x12 55x20
FRONT RAISES: 25x10,10,10,10
LATERAL RAISES: 25x10 20x10,10 25x10
UPRIGHT ROWS: 70x10,10,10,10
REAR DELT FLYS: 30x10 25x10 20x10 25x10
REAR DELT FLY MACHINE: 130x10,10,10,10 100x6 75x8
02-04-2013, 09:58 PM
DAY 20: LEGS
Didn't sleep very well prior to workout so took 2.5 scoops of ORIGIN as soon as I got up so I could be awake and focused in the gym.
BARBELL BACK SQUATS: 135x10,10 185x8,6 205x4 225x2,2,2,2 235x2 135x15
SEATED CALF RAISE: 90x10,10,10,10
HAMSTRING CURLS: 100x10,10,10,10,10 something strange going on with my left leg. Halfway through pulling the pad up I can feel something "click" or "pop" right at the crease of my left leg where I've been feeling pain from running. Not sure what that is...
LEG EXTENSIONS: 115x10,10,10,10
LEG PRESS: 175x100 This absolutely sucked! I don't know how you guys (fu/cheda) can do it! I was fine through the first 50 reps. Did 5 sets of 10 initially. Started feeling the burn near the 35 rep mark. The funny thing was, it wasn't my legs that started to hurt... it was my lower back and my toes/feet that started to cramp up! As much as I tried to hold the weight in position at the top I just couldn't do it. I had to let my legs down and shake them out before going back at it again. I managed to get through a 100 and once I got up I had a hard time walking lol. Felt great though and was a good way to end the workout.
02-04-2013, 11:32 PM
Yeaaaa century finisher! Solid workout ! The origin really helped u with lack of sleep?? I coulda used that today!
"no failure is final, nor is any success"
02-05-2013, 12:17 AM
It took a long time for me to get to a 100 with my stocky legs. I can't imagine how tough it probably was for you with long legs. I did a lot of rest pause in the beginning. You are right, it is not your leg that gives first. It is your lower back. I only do it once in a while. Like climbing a mountain. It feels great when you do it, but not practical to do it every workout.
I literally have to crawl out on my hands and knees when I finish. Great fun !
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