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  1. Diet was a little shakey last weekend. Had a few more "cheat' foods than I would normally. However, I don't think my calories got that much higher and probably provided a nice little reset.

    Getting leaner.. getting stronger. Life is good. Heavy heavy rack pulling tomorrow.


  2. I was planning a PR-XT, Nolvadren XT, and Prometheus Rising run in the summer (already bought the Prometheus) for a lean bulk with strength gains. Gonna follow this, thanks for logging.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by bigla2004 View Post
    Diet was a little shakey last weekend. Had a few more "cheat' foods than I would normally. However, I don't think my calories got that much higher and probably provided a nice little reset.

    Getting leaner.. getting stronger. Life is good. Heavy heavy rack pulling tomorrow.
    I had a helluva weekend, and came back Monday up 7lbs...still leaner than before the weekend started. Good log so far.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post
    I was planning a PR-XT, Nolvadren XT, and Prometheus Rising run in the summer (already bought the Prometheus) for a lean bulk with strength gains. Gonna follow this, thanks for logging.
    Great! Thanks for following!

    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I had a helluva weekend, and came back Monday up 7lbs...still leaner than before the weekend started. Good log so far.
    That's epic. I'm just continuing my quest for arm and shoulder veins while carving out the abs! Probably will refeed Friday night through Saturday again.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by bigla2004 View Post
    That's epic. I'm just continuing my quest for arm and shoulder veins while carving out the abs! Probably will refeed Friday night through Saturday again.
    For shoulder veins I found mine show more and get more pronounced when I bring in high rep upright rows. I stick to about 12-15 reps and every 4 weeks drop down to heavy 6-8 reps. I like a weight I fail around 13 reps with strict form. The big thing I find is as you build the striations in your delts your veins are pushed against/out of your skin. Just my observation... might work for you.
    The advice I give is just that... Advice, purely my opinion. Not medical advice
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by DangerDave View Post
    For shoulder veins I found mine show more and get more pronounced when I bring in high rep upright rows. I stick to about 12-15 reps and every 4 weeks drop down to heavy 6-8 reps. I like a weight I fail around 13 reps with strict form. The big thing I find is as you build the striations in your delts your veins are pushed against/out of your skin. Just my observation... might work for you.
    I feel like I have weak delts.. it's so funny you mentioned this because I was just thinking of adding in upright rows or high pulls (not that there's much of a difference). I was going to do this tonight possibly instead of lateral raises, or in addition to.. (possibly superset). It's like you were a mind reader. I have shoulder's that get aggravated easily (dips can hurt), but in the past upright rows have never troubled me. What do you do yours on?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by bigla2004 View Post

    I feel like I have weak delts.. it's so funny you mentioned this because I was just thinking of adding in upright rows or high pulls (not that there's much of a difference). I was going to do this tonight possibly instead of lateral raises, or in addition to.. (possibly superset). It's like you were a mind reader. I have shoulder's that get aggravated easily (dips can hurt), but in the past upright rows have never troubled me. What do you do yours on?
    Add them in with raises. They target the muscle differently. I switch every few month between upright rows and barbell press for size. I find those are my money makers for overall growth. The other lifts like Arnold presses, raises, delt flys etc are all used to sculpt and round out the deltoids. I have really developed my shoulders over these last 6 months to the point that they are one of my strongest groups.

    During a hypertrophy phase when I am trying to add size (usually during cycle) I build my routine like this-

    Front delt exercise 4 sets
    Medial delt exercise 4 sets
    Rear delt exercise 4 sets
    Arnold press 4 sets
    Upright rows or Barbell press 7 sets

    Sometime I remove front delts from my actual shoulder days because they get hit hard during chest. And the same goes for rear delts on back days. Either way I target 15-23 sets total for shoulders.

    Stuff to think about. Hope that helps
    The advice I give is just that... Advice, purely my opinion. Not medical advice

  8. Yesterday's Back Workout

    Rack Pull - Snatch Grip

    440 x 5
    500 x 3
    560 x 1 (used belt)

    I typically do these with pins set at low knee. I added in a 4 inch step as well. Felt powerful. The rom has to be within a couple inches of a full deadlift from floor with a regular and not snatch grip. On the 560, it wouldn't budge from the pins with the step (my weakest point is the start). Dropped the step and pulled it relatively strong. Was really disappointed I didn't pull it with close to full rom. Felt weak

    Lateral Raises superset w/ Upright Rows
    20s x 10 / 80 x 10
    20s x 10 / 80 x 9
    20s x 10 / 80 x 8

    Upright rows with a ezbar felt weird. Just didn't have a good groove. May do them with a pulley stack somehow next week. The ezbar aggravated my shoulder a bit

    Pullups
    bw x 10
    bw x 10
    bw x 9
    bw x 8

    One high rep set of wg pulldowns

    Couple pathetic sets for biceps.

    Good news is I'm getting leaner and I like that. Need to work on my deadlift starting strength bad. I'll have to prioritize if I'm more concerned about hypertrophy w/ some strength (current focus) or if I really want to focus more exclusively on strength. We'll see. Just want my squat to get up there. Serious thermo in gym continues with Vanillean.. and last night my body was on fire!

  9. Yesterday's bench workout:

    Decline bench-
    230 x 5
    265 x 3
    295 x 2

    Both reps moved smooth, had one or two more

    Hammer strength lateral row-
    4 pps x 4 sets x 10 reps

    Close grip low incline bench (w/ fat gripz and reverse bands)
    245 x 1
    220 x 6
    250 x 1
    225 x 6
    260 x 1
    230 x 6

    Moved well. Just used reverse average bands. Like doing these a lot.

    Push downs superset band pullaparts

    10 / 12 on each, 4 sets. Weights irrelevant.

    Felt strong again. Weights were relatively easy. Getting leaner, a lot leaner. Strong thermo again, not quite as over powering as the last few, but strong!

  10. Squats-
    245 x 5
    280 x 3 add belt
    315 x 2
    335 x 2

    Added average and light bands
    245 x 7
    260 x 5
    275 x 3

    These were all done touch and go to a box right below parallel

    Dead squats-
    315 x 3
    340 x 3
    365 x 3

    Done one rep at a time with 30 seconds between each rep. Pins were set an inch or two above parallel. Last set was hard.

    Hyper extensions-
    45 x 8
    95 x 8
    145 x 8
    145 x 8

    Leg press-
    360 x 20
    450 x 20
    These were done with the Average band double wrapped for tension. Felt real heavy at the top.

    Stumble out.. Squatted for about ever. The weight all moved real easy with the exception of the last rep of 365. My body weight is down to the high 190s. Strength is coming along nice and today's thermo effect was insane! Sad I only have about a week left... Then on to my next phase!

  11. Nice leg workout man. Keep it up. When do we get nudes??
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by DangerDave View Post
    Nice leg workout man. Keep it up. When do we get nudes??
    Thanks.. bigger squat is my primary focus right now. Nudes may occur soon.. lighting in my apartment sucks! Had a huge carb feed last night, hash browns and pancakes among other things. Was lean and mean this morning

  13. Tonight's Workout

    (Had to miss last night due to a late night work function.. so I combined heavy rack pulls and heavy pressing today, and pushed shoulders and assistance work to tomorrow)

    Decline Bench:
    220 x 3
    250 x 3
    280 x 3

    Rack Pull:
    420 x 3
    480 x 3
    540 x 2

    First two sets done snatch grip on a box.. just a couple inches from full ROM. Set 3 it wouldn't budge so I stayed on the box and widened my stance. Got 2.. would have vomited on a third. Will have to adjust weights done and use the larger ROM and continue to dominate it.

    Low Incline CGBP w/ Fat Gripz and Reverse Bands:
    250 x 1
    220 x 6
    255 x 1
    225 x 6
    265 x 1
    235 x 6

    smooth.. smoked these

    NG Pullups:
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8
    bw x 8

    Death ensued. I trained completely fasted + bcaas at night tonight. Typically I'll have had one meal. Bodyweight was 193 (started this log around 202 w/ a meal in me). Definitely overdid it. Had to lay on the gym floor and threw up in the bathroom.

    Eating and recovering now.. weights all moved pretty well. Thermo effect was insane again. This should be coming to an end within a week. It's been a fun run!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by bigla2004 View Post
    Thanks.. bigger squat is my primary focus right now. Nudes may occur soon.. lighting in my apartment sucks! Had a huge carb feed last night, hash browns and pancakes among other things. Was lean and mean this morning
    Saturday is my carb up. Looking forward to it.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Saturday is my carb up. Looking forward to it.
    I love Sundays or that reason.. An with the super bowl being this Sunday it may get insane, like 800-1000 grams

  16. Hypertrophy Shoulders/Arms


    1 Arm Landmine Press:
    80 x 6
    105 x 6
    105 x 6
    80 x 12
    80 x 12


    Tried these for the first time for a shoulder pressing variation. The stability is tough on these though. I think I'll like them and keep them around.


    Incline DB Curls (fat gripz) superset Incline Skulls
    27.5s x 12 / 60 x 12
    27.5s x 12 / 60 x 12
    27.5s x 12 / 60 x 12
    27.5s x 12 / 60 x 12


    Tricep Pushdowns
    stack x 12
    stack x 10
    stack x 10


    Lateral Raises superset with DB Curls
    20s x 10 / 20s x 15
    20s x 10 / 20s x 15


    Did some band pull aparts throughout this for sets of 12-15.


    Good thermo again.. pretty good pump. Bodyweight was around 196. Just a vanity day since I combined my heavy work that would normally occur today into yesterday

  17. I'll have to google that landline press

  18. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I'll have to google that landline press
    They seem to be "trendy" for people who have beat up shoulders.. Worth experimenting to see if they carry over to my press

  19. Squats:
    240 x 3
    275 x 3
    315 x 3

    Added Average Band

    250 x 7
    265 x 5
    280 x 3

    Reverse Band Average + Light
    345 x 3
    375 x 3
    405 x 3

    Pin Squats (no bands)
    275 x 6
    done with 10 second break between each rep for starting strength

    Hammer Strength Deadlifts
    450 x 6
    450 x 6
    450 x 6
    450 x 6

    each rep had a stand up in between for starting strength reset

    Decline Bench Abs
    3 or 4 sets x 15


    Belts are getting to notches I've never seen. I've never had over 365 on my back.. moved pretty well today. Not sure how much tension was at the bottom in the hole. All the same, it was good for confidence. Keep pushing the earth down and stripping the fat away.

    I'm almost done with this stack and it's been a fun run.

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    lighting in my bathroom sucks. Hard to really gauge composition, but this is to prove I'm not some keyboard warrior lol.

  20. Nice workout man. You have a good physique for sure (no homo). Definitely not a keyboard warrior lol. Keep it up
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by DangerDave View Post
    Nice workout man. You have a good physique for sure (no homo). Definitely not a keyboard warrior lol. Keep it up
    Haha thanks.. the sirations are more pronounced with decent light and camera.. just can't really tell, but I'm not some delusional slob thats all I wanted to portray.

    Had a TON of dirty carbs yesterday, probably somewhere between 500-800. Woke up lean and mean this morning!

  22. Rack pull:
    350 x 5
    405 x 5
    455 x 5

    Done snatch grip on a block, no belt. Will continue to do these as they are only a couple inches different from full Rom. Allows me to focus on increasing my squat while sustaining a deadlift.

    Landmine press:
    70 x 15 each arm
    70 x 15 each arm
    70 x 15 each arm
    70 x 15 each arm

    Pullups:
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10
    Bw x 10

    Did a set of 20 lat pulldowns and a rest pause bicep set.

    Felt dominant. All the weights moved really well. Body is looking good. Tomorrow will be my last day!

  23. Keeping the strength and getting the cuts. This has been a good run for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Keeping the strength and getting the cuts. This has been a good run for you.
    Agreed for sure.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Keeping the strength and getting the cuts. This has been a good run for you.
    FACT! keep killing it man
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  26. Great job brotha, keep up the stellar job!

  27. Finished the bottles of everything at different points throughout the last week. Hit all the weights I needed in my pressing Friday and Squatting today. Then just some fluff and volume. Final reviews to come.

  28. Bodyweight today was 196 and change. I started at 202. My goal for the log was to continue to decrease bodyweight via recomping while maintaining and increasing my bench, squat, and deadlift. I may look to step on the powerlifting platform in 2014 and take a run at Raw Elite in either the 181 or 198 class depending on where my bodyweight and lifts go. Strength went up drastically throughout the log... Bodyweight went down in all the right places. I have had very little change in arm measurements (a not so fatty area), but I have gone down 2 notches+ on my clothing belts, and actually will have to adjust my powerlifting belt, which I was just able to fit back in and now I need to make it even tighter.

    I'll comment on each product's claims individually and add in any commentary I feel may be relevant. Since this was all unsponsored, there is absolutely no bias! I'm keeping this somewhat brief and just evaluating the products based on their claims, so if I didn't answer something you may want clarity on, just ask!

    PR-XT:
    Increased lean muscle mass- I definitely shed some bodyfat and maintained my muscle / strength. This relatively increased my lean muscle mass. I'll agree with this claim.
    increased strength- Extremely noticeable. I felt very strong the whole log and didn't really miss any weights during my training. This was excellent and a selling point on the product for me.
    increased raw power- This coincides with strength to me. I had very few grinding sets and felt like I was in control of a lot of the weight. I was super excited to hit a reverse band squat, 405 x 3 during this log and some heavy pulls. This coupled with the increased strength would lead me to future purchases of this product.
    accelerated recovery- hard to quantify.. but I would say that I was ready to go almost every training session. To me recovery is most linked to diet.
    increased vascularity- I'm not very vascular to begin with, but the dropping of bodyfat and this stack led me to look more vascular. I can't attribute it all to this product as I think Nolvadren XT played a big role, but there was a substantial vascularity increase!

    Verdict: I'd strongly recommend this product for those who have been in the game awhile and are looking for a natty supplement to help them keep gaining.

    Nolvadren XT:
    I've used this product before and have another bottle for the future. It flat out delivers. I look harder / more vascular and I typically decrease body fat. Not much else to say other than it works for me. I also should not I don't get any dry joint effects from its use.

    Verdict: I think the main ingredient in this is great. For me, a guy who is around 10 percent bodyfat but holds a lot of water, the physique hardening effects are always extremely noticeable. Plan to be on this for 8 weeks in the middle of swimsuit season!

    Vanillean:
    New type of idea for a fat burner.. and wow it worked. My thermo effect from this was insane when in the gym. Very comparable to when I was dosing Yohimbine fasted preworkout (between 15-20 mgs). This along with the diet allowed me to make great fatloss strides.

    Verdict- I think this is a winner. It has a lot of versatility and it delivered results for me. I have another bottle I'll be excited to use in the future.

    Note- This whole stack had me feeling very powerful and confident in the gym. In the future, I will probably run these in hard 8-12 week cycles where I really look to push my training. I likely felt the best progress and power from this stack in my entire lifting duration. There's an edge that hasn't been there the last couple workouts since coming off of it. I have not had any drop in strength, just the ease of moving heavy weight.


  29. nice review!!!
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  30. Nice reviewand good work brother
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