Kbayne Begins The Cutting Phase
- 03-27-2013, 05:42 PM
March 26, 2013
First and foremost, I just realized how white I am haha. I was looking in the mirror and I need some sun, if it would ever come out!!!!
So yesterday, I hit some power arms. Really tried to focus on more of the negative part of the movement simply because I don't really like doing low reps for arms but I am noticing some gains by doing so. For the first time I tried the Kettle Ball Tricep Extensions (breezy recommendation) and they were excellent. It didn't take much at all to get used to the motion or control the weight. Really gave me a good stretch and I could feel more of a burn doing these rather then doing DB tricep extensions (laying down).
For cardio, I have started to incorporate the Jacobs Latter. I have done it before but never really did it much. This is really a great cardio method. I go for 5 minutes at a time with 30 seconds as fast as I can followed by 30 seconds slow. Only takes about 2 cycles of this and I am spent.
I didn't notice any nausea or upset stomach after dosing ECA on an empty stomach yesterday morning. Been dosing ECA 3x a day: morning, pre-workout, and later in the day prior to a meal (empty stomach). I have been noticing some nice smooth energy. Not getting a cracked out feeling as I know others have noted.
March 27, 2013
The last two nights I have been falling asleep around 12-1 and waking up around 4am and start rolling around until about 5:30-6:00. Not exactly sure why. I think it is because it is starting to warm up a bit around here, so this means, the fan needs to come back out and be right on me at night.
Woke up around 9am this morning and dosed my ECA + AT2 + Green Tea. Waited about 10 minutes and took my 10 grams of BCAA and headed off to my morning class. No upset stomach or anything once again. I really think if I just sit around after I dose it and don't move, then this is when the upset stomach takes place. Got back from class and cleaned up a bit then dosed another 10 grams of BCAA. Waited about 15 minutes and dosed my Enhanced + V-1 + ABE + Erase and headed to the gym. My gym is about 3 minutes from where I am so its a quite walk there.
Worked out today fasted. Had a really good session. I didn't notice any strength or endurance decrease. I actually finished my workout faster then I usually do. Kept the rest periods to a minimum. Got up 120lb DB on inclines for 6 reps after completing 3 prior sets so I was impressed with that.
I could somewhat feel my bicep tendonitis flare up a bit but nothing too intense.
Dosed my AT2 about 15 minutes prior to the Stair Master. Hit this for 15 minutes set on 100 steps per minute. Got a huge sweat going on with a nice body temp increase. I was going to add another 10 minutes of the bike or something but what I got from the Stair Master was a nice cardio session.
I have been on V-1 for about 6 weeks now, and since I have added ABE, I have noticed some strength increases and I am in a calorie deficit. V-1 has provided me with some nice strength increases also but I am just noting that strength continues to rise and it is becoming more noticeable. The hunger increases I notice from ABE usually are being leveled off with the EC stack I do believe so that is nice. Libido is still going stronger then ever.
Been mixed .75 scoop of FP and BR flavor of Enhanced and loving the combo. Tastes awesome, plus its like I have 3 different flavors of Enhanced . Really has me focusing more and more in the gym. I find myself noticing things I had not noticed before prior to Enhanced coming out. Vascularity is really taking place in the forearm area. They pop out more and look thicker which is a nice look. Still waiting on more vascularity to start popping in the upper arms, but that will come in time with lower body fat.
Weighed myself today at about ~201 so weight is still coming off.
Kbayne doing it P/RR/S Style
- 03-27-2013, 05:54 PM
Good to hear your vascularity is improving.
Having a tan definitely helps the appearance lol. It was something I never intended to do then I did it for a photo shoot and now I do it all the time lol. It makes a huge difference to your appearance... as well as how feminine others view you. Worthy trade off.PES Representative
- 03-27-2013, 06:00 PM
Nice update bud. Good to see you liked kettlebell extensions. I'm a big fan of the stretch and burn they provide as wellPEScience Representative
03-27-2013, 06:17 PM
I wonder if I was the only person who overlooked kbayne doing the "kettle ball" variation?
03-27-2013, 06:55 PM
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03-27-2013, 07:00 PM
Good catch on the kettlebell wording haha. I would have never caught myself and pry would of kept saying kettle ball.
03-27-2013, 07:57 PM
03-28-2013, 08:30 PM
March 28, 2013
What's up fellas?
So today I planned on waking up early and hitting the gym in the morning that way I could get my workout out of the way and be ready to watch the Sweet Sixteen. But that didn't happen. It would have happened if I had some Alphamine to wake up to though haha.
Anyhow, I woke up around 9 and headed off to class as I sipped on some BCAA. Woke up to some nice weather finally so that was awesome. First day I have been able to wear shorts outside all year. Had class till about 12:15 and then headed home to take my Enhanced and other goodies. Hit the gym around 12:50 until about 2:15. Got in a nice shoulder session with some HIIT on the treadmill. Was kind of in a hurry because I still had one more class at 2:45 but it all worked out.
Shoulder session went awesome today. Body temperature was noticeably higher then previous days. Started sweating almost instantly. I tried some Horizontal Presses for the first time (breezy thank you again haha). These were much more difficult then I thought they would be. I got in 3 sets for 6 reps using 15's. Really took a lot of focus to get this exercise down but I could definitely feel it in the shoulders. I put a 25lb plate under the bench to give it a little rise.
Hit some HIIT on the treadmill for 10 minutes. I was literally sweating hardcore by minute 3 and my hear was racing. I set the incline to 15% and started walking at a speed of 3.5. Then I jumped the speed up to 7.0 and sprinted for 30 seconds, then stepped to the side off of the track and set the speed back to 3.0 and walked for about 45 seconds. Did this for 10 minutes and I was drenched in sweat and called that good for cardio.
One thing that I am noticing from Primatene that I did not notice from Bronkaid is that I am hacking up some nasty mucus. At first when this started I didn't think much of it. Then I looked at the box and what do I see, "helps loosen phlegm (mucus)". This has continued to happen throughout the day since the beginning of the week and probably going back to last weekend. It not anything that would make me discontinue it but just something to note on.
Broke my fast around 2:45 today right before class. Only had a PBJ sandwich and 60 gram protein shake but once I got back home I cooked some fish and green beans and ate some pistachios with it. Plan on getting in one more meal today a little later on. Should be a pretty big meal.
Looked into some tanning places today haha. Will probably hit that up soon to get this ghost looking body some color
Kbayne doing it P/RR/S Style
03-29-2013, 08:22 AM
What's up kbayne?
You're welcome haha. Horizontal press with 15lbs is quite impressive man; I'm not sure I'd be able to handle it. 8lbs for 8 slow and controlled reps does the trick for me. I'll have to try them with a slight incline.
03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Ya I think I'd like them better with a lighter weight and a few more reps, but I could for sure feel them . Its really hard to explain the feeling when performing them. As I was taking my rest period in between sets I thought about laying face up instead of face down and doing them that way to see how that would feel. What do you think?
03-29-2013, 04:45 PM
Face up sounds interesting. I just tried the movement without any weight, while hanging off the end of my bed, and I'm not sure what to think lol. I'll give it a try soon and let you know how it goes.
03-29-2013, 05:42 PM
I did the same haha. It sounds interesting and I'm intrigued to try it myself.
04-01-2013, 06:25 PM
April 1, 2013
So has anyone been April Fooled yet? NutraPlanet's April Fools was pretty funny I thought.
Didn't update the past two days mainly because it was Easter Weekend and my gym was closed Saturday and Sunday.
So my log is about to come to an end. I think I have about 6-8 days left of V-1 + ABE + Erase. I will be doing a final review on the following:
So today I hit some back which was fasted and threw in a few new exercises. Started out with some DL's and hit about 3 sets of those and then I remembered I wanted to try Snatch Grip DL's, so I hit some of these towards the end of my back session. And for seated cable rows, I used three foam blocks that were about the height of a DB. I have been wanting to try these for a while now.
Snatch Grip DL's were a nice change. They really hit my lower back more so then DL's. I was pretty exhausted by the time I got to these but got up to 275 for 10 reps for 3 sets. They really took much more out of me then I expected. We will see how sore I am in the days to come.
So I really enjoy hitting some Seated Cable Rows for higher reps (13-15). With the added foam blocks, it took a lot more concentration on the weight mainly because you had to position your body to where it was stable. I couldn't go as heavy with my body being elevated like it was. I could really feel these more hitting the middle part of my lats. The ROM wasn't near as much from regular SCR's but the contraction on the lats felt amazing. Really had to push myself to get 13-15 reps using 150lbs.
Overall I had a great workout with a very nice back pump to go along with it. I do believe that my body is still getting used to fasted training. With that though, I am not losing any strength to this point and I actually feel as if I am lifting heavier weights with less rest periods. I have been increasing my cardio time length also. Today I got about 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill, which was pretty painful. I got through it though but was drenched from head to toe.
Weight is still coming off nicely. I would like to see more BF come off but that will come with time. Todays weight post workout and cardio was ~203.
Broke my fast today eating:
1 cup of oats with 2 tbsp PB + 1 tbsp Honey + 1 scoop Chocolate Whey
3 chicken breast smothered in some homemade chili
1 cup of green beans
I was starving by the time my fast break came around and got a nice solid meal in . Still have some more meals to get in and I will be going to Wally World in a bit to pick some things up. Going to try and make some Homemade Ice Cream tonight. We shall see how that goes.
So last night, I needed one more meal with some protein and fats so I created something haha:
1 scoop Chocolate Whey
1 scoop Fudge Brownie Whey
1 whole egg
2 tbsp PB
1 tbsp Honey
Added water for thickness
Put this in the freezer for about 1.5 hours and it came out like a Cake Frosting. I should of got a picture but it looked so good I demolished it
Been getting about ~2900 calories in with main CHO coming post workout. Still been doing my 3 low CHO day followed by a high CHO day.
Overall everything is going good and school is just about finished so that will be a relief
04-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Yeah, that email was pretty funny
Snatch grip deads are fun. If you like those, you should give Reeves Deads a shot (if your arms are long enough). There are a few variations that I've been enjoying lately.
Good luck with the ice cream brotha. Look forward to hearing how it goes.
04-01-2013, 08:30 PM
I am about to attempt the following:
Using exactly what you did and following your instructions haha. Ill post up some pictures after. Here we go
04-03-2013, 12:20 AM
April 2, 2013
Woke up this morning feeling kind of tired. I had a horrible scary a$$ dream last night. Like I can't even explain it. I woke up from the nightmare and literally couldn't go back to bed for about an hour. Got up and dosed my ECA + Green Tea + AT2 along with 10 grams BCAA about 10 minutes later. I had some homework to go over before one of my classes so I was doing that right when I woke up.
Had another workout fasted today. Today was arm day and hit the gym around 12:50ish. The pump from todays workout was insane. Haven't had one like this in quite some time. For the majority, all exercises were all high rep (13-15 range). Focused more on the negative portion of the movement also. Focus and energy are still very intense during my workouts. Spotted a few new veins trying to say hello today during my arm session . Getting in the gym and getting out in a very reasonable time, along with getting my cardio session done. For cardio today, I did some HIIT on the bike for 20 minutes. One thing that I haven't started to incorporate yet into my workout is abs. They are very visible right now just by shedding some BF and weight and now I am at a BF% to where I believe I will start to get a few days of ab workouts in. Haven't had a sore core in a while Well see how it goes haha.
Broke my fast around 2:45 today. Had class at this time so I just made a post workout shake consisting of water, whey, and oats. I was pretty tired during class, but the good thing is we just watched a video all class period (about passed out a few times). After class I came back home and cooked up some homemade taco soup which was bomb by the way:
1 pound 93/7 meat
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn
1 bottle salsa
Added a good amount of cheddar cheese to it
Really came out tasting awesome. After this though, I was still pretty hungry, so what did I do? Made some ice cream for the first time using the zip lock bags. I have a picture on my phone that I will upload. It came out tasting pretty good but the consistency and thickness wasn't what I wanted. I will have to shake the bag a little longer and break the ice cubes up into smaller pieces. The ones I used were pretty big and I don't think the smaller zip lock bag was completely surrounded by the salt and ice. But I was impressed and will give it another go tomorrow. I did however make some Chocolate Fat Free Sugar Free Cheesecake last night that came out way bomb . Used exactly what breezy did in his Protean log with all the yummy looking things he made. Going to be trying that cake sometime also. I have a few recipes of my own that I will give a try. Used to make things like this all the time. Don't really know why I stopped
With the weather changing and everything, my skin is starting to dry out. This is normal for me because every time the season changes my skin dries out. And now that the weather is starting to get nicer (even though it snowed today here and there) I will be able to get some cardio sessions in outside and get this ghost looking body a baseline tan.
Kbayne doing it P/RR/S Style
04-03-2013, 12:46 AM
As you can see, it was a little runny but still very delicious. I'll work on my preparation some more .
For protein I used:
.75 scoop Chocolate
.75 scoop Fudge Brownie
This cheesecake chocolate flavor was amazing. I just finished the rest of it off a bit ago.
04-03-2013, 01:39 AM
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04-03-2013, 06:33 PM
The ice cream doesn't look that great, but I'm sure it was delicious . Yeah, you probably just needed to shake it a little longer. I usually flip the bag around and try to get the little bag surrounded by ice, but it should work either way. Another 3mins or so and it would've been looking good
04-03-2013, 06:46 PM
Don't know what your exact recipe was but I'm thinking a good way to thicken would be to add some Greek Yogurt possibly?
I'm a fan of super thick though. I add xantham gum to my shakes and I made my ice-cream with no liquid just yogurt and pro powder chilled until ice cream consistency.
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04-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Subbed for before and after photos.
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