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  1. Man I feel him, cause I go 12 times at night and uro says my prostate's fine, so it has to be bladder issue. SUCKSSSS
    OG Avenger-HULK SMASHING TIME!
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  2. Gonna get the last few updates from this weekend. This will be my last update for this log, final review to follow soon. Took all of the measurements this morning, haven't compared them yet.

    06APR2013 SP LD Bench

    Complex 1 (3x)
    Kneel. Med ball Chest Pass- x6 // 20#x6x3
    Depressed Scap. Band Pulldown- x8 // MDx8, HYx8x2
    Overhead Med Ball Throw- x6 // 6#x6x3 (a little uncomfortable on the infraspinatus)
    T-Spine Ext.--Lat Stretch- x5 // BWx5x3

    DE Bench Press- [email protected]# (3 different grips)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEiC7...ature=youtu.be
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC_Wc...ature=youtu.be
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJsMB...ature=youtu.be

    Reactive Supine Row- 4x5 // BWx5x4
    Inc. (ended up doing flat because of equipment) DB Bench- [email protected]%fat. // 13x6

    Complex 2 (3x)
    Concentric Pull UP- x6 // BWx6x3
    Swiss Ball Pike- x8 // BWx8x3
    Mod. Face Pulls- x10 // MDx10x3
    Prone Bridge w/ Hyper: x5/leg // BWx5x3
    Lying Tri Ext.: x10 // 25#x10x3


    Notes: Good focus, worked up a hell of a sweat. Completely smoked myself with these complexes. Worked on my grips for the Bench, trying to figure out what is the most comfortable for me, had a little bit of RC pain before starting. Open to any suggestions from you guys, my Bench is easily my weakest lift (max is somewhere around 220-225).
    07APR2013 Lateral Speed

    Lateral Push- 2x20M/direction
    Curtsey Lunge Lateral- 3x3/leg
    Lateral Crossover Drill- 4/direction
    Side Bridge Ground Start- 3x10M/direction
    Crossover Step Sprint- 3x10M/direction


    08APR2013 Back Squat SP Load

    Complex 1 (3x)

    Box Jumps- x5 // RC(rib cage)x5x2, N(nipple)xF, RCx5
    BA Hip Flex. Stretch- x5/leg // MDx5x3
    MB Side Throw- x8/side // 12#x8x3 (mild RC pain)
    BR Hip Bridge- x6 // EHx10x2 (whoops), EH+Hx6

    DE Box Squat- [email protected]#
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wCkl...ature=youtu.be
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuffQ...ature=youtu.be

    Reactive DB RFE Split Squat: [email protected]#
    Speed DB Rom. DL: [email protected]% fat. // 15x8

    Complex 2 (3x)
    1 Arm KB Swing: x10/side // 44#x10x3
    Prone Bridge March: x6/leg // BWx6x3
    KB Front Carry: x30Mx2 // 88#x60Mx3
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    Mod. 1 Leg Squat: x10/leg // BWx10x3 (holding band)
    Standing BR anti-rot: x10x2sec/side // MDx10x2secx3

  3. Second post updated with end stats and pics

  4. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    Weight: 169.8 (+5.8)
    Chest: 39.8" (+1.3")
    Rt. Bi: 15.8" (+.9")
    Lt. Bi: 15.5" (+.8")
    Rt. Thigh: 25.9" (+.7")
    Lt. Thigh: 25.8" (+.8")
    Waist: 35.3" (+1.3")
    Rt. Calf: 17.2" (+.1")
    Lt. Calf: 17.0" (+0")
    Neck: 18.2" (+.2")

    <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 534"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 535"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 536"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 537"/>

    All measurements were relaxed, pictures as well. Taken in a fasted state this morning, haven't looked at a side by side but I'm pleased with the measurements. A little bit of an increase in waist size, that could be from an error in measuring the first/second time. But with a 5lb gain in the last 8 weeks I am OK with a little bit of fat gain. It doesn't seem to be much anyway, so I assume they were mostly lean gains. This log has had it's ups and downs (with field training etc.) but overall I made good progress, I am not maxing but when I did max (4-5 weeks ago) I made improvements in all of my lifts (except BP, don't think I made much there). I am going to put up a review here in the next couple of days, will take some time to assess what all I noticed and collect all of my thoughts and assess my progress.
    Great job JimBro!
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    Weight: 169.8 (+5.8)
    Chest: 39.8" (+1.3")
    Rt. Bi: 15.8" (+.9")
    Lt. Bi: 15.5" (+.8")
    Rt. Thigh: 25.9" (+.7")
    Lt. Thigh: 25.8" (+.8")
    Waist: 35.3" (+1.3")
    Rt. Calf: 17.2" (+.1")
    Lt. Calf: 17.0" (+0")
    Neck: 18.2" (+.2")

    <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 534"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 535"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 536"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78 537"/>

    All measurements were relaxed, pictures as well. Taken in a fasted state this morning, haven't looked at a side by side but I'm pleased with the measurements. A little bit of an increase in waist size, that could be from an error in measuring the first/second time. But with a 5lb gain in the last 8 weeks I am OK with a little bit of fat gain. It doesn't seem to be much anyway, so I assume they were mostly lean gains. This log has had it's ups and downs (with field training etc.) but overall I made good progress, I am not maxing but when I did max (4-5 weeks ago) I made improvements in all of my lifts (except BP, don't think I made much there). I am going to put up a review here in the next couple of days, will take some time to assess what all I noticed and collect all of my thoughts and assess my progress.
    Lookin good man. Definite changes.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by packers6211 View Post
    Man I feel him, cause I go 12 times at night and uro says my prostate's fine, so it has to be bladder issue. SUCKSSSS
    if prostate is good it could be kidneys making too much urine...might be a good idea to get it checked out...
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  7. Seeing some good progress in delts, traps, upper back, and abs, man. All the musculature for an improved bench has been added, you'll put it together.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Piston Honda View Post

    Great job JimBro!
    Thanks broseidon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    Lookin good man. Definite changes.
    I always seem to make most of my progress on my backside (glutes, mid back, upper back, etc.) Too bad that chest doesn't like to grow (oh well, a problem for another log I guess)

    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Seeing some good progress in delts, traps, upper back, and abs, man. All the musculature for an improved bench has been added, you'll put it together.
    Thanks buddy. Its a practice thing I think, not enough time with maximal weights. Like all things, it will get better with time!

    Hoping to smoke 315+ by the end of 2013.

  9. Certainly. I can tell you I panicked bringing 390 to my chest. The #1 thing that will make you stronger is time under the bar. 315 is a monstrous bench for a 170lb guy.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  10. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Certainly. I can tell you I panicked bringing 390 to my chest. The #1 thing that will make you stronger is time under the bar. 315 is a monstrous bench for a 170lb guy.
    Lol if I weigh 170 by the end of the year I'll be so mad!

    Shooting for the 180-190 range at 10-12% bf (basically just fairly lean)

  11. You're well on your way. You know what to do, it's just a matter of what your life outside of the gym allows you to do. I know you'll see 190 this year.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  12. Definite progress there JB. Most obvious in the traps and delts. Good work bud.

  13. Great progress Jim. You'd hit 190 quicker if you tell the army to stop making you run so much!
    Purus labs Rep
    doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html

  14. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    You're well on your way. You know what to do, it's just a matter of what your life outside of the gym allows you to do. I know you'll see 190 this year.
    Thanks buddy. Its all about pounding food for me (so much food its retarded lol), just gotta keep getting stronger (and faster, but that's so I can hurt people on a gridiron lol)

    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Definite progress there JB. Most obvious in the traps and delts. Good work bud.
    Thanks brother! I looked at them and I'm definitely happy with the progression!

    Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post
    Great progress Jim. You'd hit 190 quicker if you tell the army to stop making you run so much!
    Right? Stupid running and sh!t.

    Getting out this year! Gonna get jacked and go to school and stuff!

    Lol is it sad that I'm 5 pounds away from being overweight by army standard?

  15. FINAL REVIEW

    For any of you who followed my last log, I will post this review in a similar manner. I will not rate these attributes on a number scale and will merely post things that I noticed during my run.


    Strength: As many of you know, this is one of the driving forces behind all of my training. With that said, I noticed significant increases in strength across the board. I was able to progressively add more weight to a ton of my lifts on almost a weekly basis. My 6 month goal was a 350# Back Squat and I was able to hit that halfway through this log (345#). I was approximately 4 weeks in and had put 20# onto my squat max, that is an incredible gain (+15 to DL, +0 on BP). This was something I expected (to a certain extent) but I was certainly pleased with the edge that I got from these 2 products.

    Speed: I did not stay on top of my testing for speed, or my practice. I still feel as though I improved upon it (mostly the increase in Lower Body Strength).

    Focus/Energy: This was the most noticeable aspect of prodigy. Most of the days I used it I was on, there were a few where I was dragging @ss but not many. I found myself shortening a lot of the rest times just because I didn't need as much time as I was allotted.

    Taste: Prodigy is not my favorite tasting preworkout. I normally put a scoop under my tongue and swished water to put it down. It had a terrible aftertaste, the product works but the flavoring can definitely be improved (for watermelon and blueberry). The initial taste was not bad for either flavor that I have tried.

    Pump: Not the most noticeable aspect, I did notice that I was able to get a good pump during my Hypertrophy Load but before that (and after) it left something to be desired. Keep in mind that my previous preworkout (before this log) was AN N.O. Uptake, so Prodigy had a lot to show up. I noticed that the pump improved as I continued to use the product.

    Vascularity: Greatly improved throughout this run. Some of this comes from the Paragon, and some from the Prodigy. I noticed more vascularity increases than pump, even during HT load. It was probably one of my favorite things about this run, I just looked vascular. Whether I was lifting or not.

    Wind/Stamina: I noticed an increase, not extreme, but noticeable. I wasn't as winded after complexes or sprints as I have been before. The main problem was that even without an acute dose before longer runs I would still get the most ridiculous calf pumps. They were almost crippling, and made ruck marches and distance runs difficult to complete.

    Recovery: I did seem to have a decreased recovery time. My guess would be that came from the improved sleep that I notice from NMDA (which I expected, and is why I dosed one pre bed). I would use Paragon again just for this aspect, even if it had no other appreciable benefits.

    Muscle Density: My muscles seemed to be a little more dense throughout the day than they would be at baseline. Not as noticeable as they were during my last log but it was noticeable, and appreciated.

    Hypertrophy: Most of this is diet dependent (really everything is), but I noticed that I stayed just as lean (visually) from the before/after even though I gained 6 pounds during this 8 weeks. I think it is safe to say the majority of my gains were lean, which is something that can be aided with good supplementation (which I believe I had).


    Sides:

    Aggression: My wife pointed out that I was a little more aggravated than usual (around week 3 or 4). I am not saying that Paragon is going to turn you into a giant, green, rage monster, but she said that my fuse seemed to be shorter.

    Acne: I definitely noticed more acne (around my neck/traps and chest) starting at around week 2-3. I am not particularly acne prone, so that is something to expect when using Paragon.

    Joint Discomfort: Normally I wouldn't even have something like this on my log. I really just notice it is a recurring theme from users of Paragon. With that said, I did not notice any increased joint discomfort. That is not to say my joints didn't hurt, because my knee was killing me most of this log. But I always have problems with that knee and cannot say I noticed any increase in pain from using these products.

    Overview: Overall I would use these products again, even with the taste issues. Prodigy did what I expected it to, it gave me a good pick me up after work and helped me get in the gym and bust my @ss throughout this log. I noticed good results with these two products over the 8 weeks, even going into the field halfway through and not being able to work out at all I still came out of this 8 week run with positive physique/performance increases. Which is definitely saying a lot!

  16. Very nice final review and great log man,I have been super busy but have been keeping up!Great job!
    SERIOUS NUTRITION SOLUTIONS
    mack @ seriousnutritionsolutions.com
    "Revolutionizing Sports Nutrition, One Product At A Time"

  17. Very detailed review man. Nice job on the log also
    Purus labs Rep
    doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post
    Very nice final review and great log man,I have been super busy but have been keeping up!Great job!
    Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post
    Very detailed review man. Nice job on the log also
    Thanks guys!

    Also dan, I got the strawberry DPol today. Will try it tomorrow and post up a review over the next few days.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    Thanks guys!

    Also dan, I got the strawberry DPol today. Will try it tomorrow and post up a review over the next few days.
    Awesome man. I'm anxious to try it.
    Purus labs Rep
    doin it mountain dog style in here come along for the shred fest-http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/229302-danbs-mountain-dog.html

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post

    Awesome man. I'm anxious to try it.
    Heck yeah - me too
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/powerlifting-strongman/240580-road-derby-cup.html

  21. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I got the strawberry DPol today. Will try it tomorrow and post up a review over the next few days.
    Where is everyone getting this stuff?I feel left out!
    SERIOUS NUTRITION SOLUTIONS
    mack @ seriousnutritionsolutions.com
    "Revolutionizing Sports Nutrition, One Product At A Time"

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post
    Where is everyone getting this stuff?I feel left out!
    The internet.....

  23. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    The internet.....
    How dare you lie to me
    SERIOUS NUTRITION SOLUTIONS
    mack @ seriousnutritionsolutions.com
    "Revolutionizing Sports Nutrition, One Product At A Time"

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post

    How dare you lie to me
    AM EXCLUSIVE!! HELP Purus Decide on the NEW D-Pol Flavor!

  25. I see,I just want to pay for mine tho!Somebody take my money,but not you Jim!
    SERIOUS NUTRITION SOLUTIONS
    mack @ seriousnutritionsolutions.com
    "Revolutionizing Sports Nutrition, One Product At A Time"

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post

    I see,I just want to pay for mine tho!Somebody take my money,but not you Jim!
    I'll take your money.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    I'll take your money.
    PM en route!
    SERIOUS NUTRITION SOLUTIONS
    mack @ seriousnutritionsolutions.com
    "Revolutionizing Sports Nutrition, One Product At A Time"

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post

    I see,I just want to pay for mine tho!Somebody take my money,but not you Jim!
    Dang, I Woulda taken your money in a heartbeat....

  29. Awesome review brother Epic log loved it and hope to join another of yours soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    FINAL REVIEW

    For any of you who followed my last log, I will post this review in a similar manner. I will not rate these attributes on a number scale and will merely post things that I noticed during my run.


    Strength: As many of you know, this is one of the driving forces behind all of my training. With that said, I noticed significant increases in strength across the board. I was able to progressively add more weight to a ton of my lifts on almost a weekly basis. My 6 month goal was a 350# Back Squat and I was able to hit that halfway through this log (345#). I was approximately 4 weeks in and had put 20# onto my squat max, that is an incredible gain (+15 to DL, +0 on BP). This was something I expected (to a certain extent) but I was certainly pleased with the edge that I got from these 2 products.

    Speed: I did not stay on top of my testing for speed, or my practice. I still feel as though I improved upon it (mostly the increase in Lower Body Strength).

    Focus/Energy: This was the most noticeable aspect of prodigy. Most of the days I used it I was on, there were a few where I was dragging @ss but not many. I found myself shortening a lot of the rest times just because I didn't need as much time as I was allotted.

    Taste: Prodigy is not my favorite tasting preworkout. I normally put a scoop under my tongue and swished water to put it down. It had a terrible aftertaste, the product works but the flavoring can definitely be improved (for watermelon and blueberry). The initial taste was not bad for either flavor that I have tried.

    Pump: Not the most noticeable aspect, I did notice that I was able to get a good pump during my Hypertrophy Load but before that (and after) it left something to be desired. Keep in mind that my previous preworkout (before this log) was AN N.O. Uptake, so Prodigy had a lot to show up. I noticed that the pump improved as I continued to use the product.

    Vascularity: Greatly improved throughout this run. Some of this comes from the Paragon, and some from the Prodigy. I noticed more vascularity increases than pump, even during HT load. It was probably one of my favorite things about this run, I just looked vascular. Whether I was lifting or not.

    Wind/Stamina: I noticed an increase, not extreme, but noticeable. I wasn't as winded after complexes or sprints as I have been before. The main problem was that even without an acute dose before longer runs I would still get the most ridiculous calf pumps. They were almost crippling, and made ruck marches and distance runs difficult to complete.

    Recovery: I did seem to have a decreased recovery time. My guess would be that came from the improved sleep that I notice from NMDA (which I expected, and is why I dosed one pre bed). I would use Paragon again just for this aspect, even if it had no other appreciable benefits.

    Muscle Density: My muscles seemed to be a little more dense throughout the day than they would be at baseline. Not as noticeable as they were during my last log but it was noticeable, and appreciated.

    Hypertrophy: Most of this is diet dependent (really everything is), but I noticed that I stayed just as lean (visually) from the before/after even though I gained 6 pounds during this 8 weeks. I think it is safe to say the majority of my gains were lean, which is something that can be aided with good supplementation (which I believe I had).


    Sides:

    Aggression: My wife pointed out that I was a little more aggravated than usual (around week 3 or 4). I am not saying that Paragon is going to turn you into a giant, green, rage monster, but she said that my fuse seemed to be shorter.

    Acne: I definitely noticed more acne (around my neck/traps and chest) starting at around week 2-3. I am not particularly acne prone, so that is something to expect when using Paragon.

    Joint Discomfort: Normally I wouldn't even have something like this on my log. I really just notice it is a recurring theme from users of Paragon. With that said, I did not notice any increased joint discomfort. That is not to say my joints didn't hurt, because my knee was killing me most of this log. But I always have problems with that knee and cannot say I noticed any increase in pain from using these products.

    Overview: Overall I would use these products again, even with the taste issues. Prodigy did what I expected it to, it gave me a good pick me up after work and helped me get in the gym and bust my @ss throughout this log. I noticed good results with these two products over the 8 weeks, even going into the field halfway through and not being able to work out at all I still came out of this 8 week run with positive physique/performance increases. Which is definitely saying a lot!
    OG Avenger-HULK SMASHING TIME!
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