Gotti goes hard with Tropinol XP!
- 02-12-2013, 04:01 PM
- 02-13-2013, 09:30 AM
Back: Pull ups 2 sets (warm up/not heavy)
Underhand BB Row: 5 sets (compound)
DB Row: 4 sets
Rope Lat Pulldown from knees: 3 sets
Deadlift: 4 sets
Meadow Rows on t-bar: 3 sets (stretching)
Bicep: DB curl 4 sets
Incline DB hammer curl 3 sets
Eye level cable preacher curl 3 sets
I didn't sleep much Monday night, I fell asleep no problem but I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't fall back to sleep. But I felt like I killed my back workout. I left the gym feeling like a beatin' man.
Pumps: They weren't anything special during the back workout until deadlifts when I felt crazy lower back pumps. Then during the meadow rows I felt my lats expand a bit. The biggest body part which was pumped was my forearms though. During BB rows I looked in the mirror and my forearms were bulging like crazy. Then during the bicep work my biceps were pumped fairly good but my forearms were so pumped they kind of gave out before the biceps did.
Strength: For being as tired as I felt the strength was impressive, atleast for me anyway. I was really happy with the weights I was moving on my back workout even towards the end.
Libido: Continues to build. I got home last night and was worn out and just wanted to relax. But once my g/f came over, relaxation went out the window and I was ready to roll. My boys are plumping up as well, fadogia is great for this and it's a welcome sign that the next 2 or 3 weeks are going to be a good time.
Hunger: Still pretty high, I have to throw out my calorie totals from the beginning if this continues. I won't jump calories a ton but I have been too hungry to not eat more calories.
02-13-2013, 09:50 AM
I have to thank I Force for hooking me up with a pair and like when any company hooks me up with something like this I'll give an honest review for them.
I'm either the best person or the worst person to review straps. I have to start by saying I have really small wrists which for the most part makes it difficult to get the straps to work well. I've had an excellent experience with 1 pair and terrible experience with 2 other pairs. So I rarly use them.
I used these straps on shoulder day and then again yesterday during my back workout.
Fit: The problem with most straps for are they are too big on my wrist so when I tighten them up I have a huge long strap on the end which sometimes makes it hard to wrap or makes the wrap feel I'm using fat gripz. These are are right in the middle. I do have a long strap left but they aren't super long but they aren't short by any means either. So this is average for me.
Quality: These seem like some good quality straps. They have quality I Force patch sewn in the top of them which is nice and should add a bit of stability. On the backside they also have a sewn in pad which I like a lot because it adds a bit of thickness for my thin wrists. But also could see this being a positive for ppl with thick wrists who may get irritation from the strap sitting directly on the skin and moving around. The strap itself seemed to break in fairly easy and wasn't stiff when trying to wrap it. I also liked that the end of the wrap had a piece sewn around it to prevent ripping of the strap.
Use: For me they weren't the best for things like high rows or bb rows but worked extremely well for the rope pulldowns when a rope is tough to keep grip of on heavy weights. Also came in handy during the meadows row because the t bar is a square shape.
Compared to others: When I compare these straps to other brands I've used they fall towards the top. They weren't my favorite I've ever used. But they are 10x better than the pair I have now and my first pair that I ever had.
02-13-2013, 10:33 AM
awesome feed back on your progress and the straps, thanks!
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager
02-14-2013, 09:31 AM
Sissy squats 3 sets (easy on joints)
Legs: BB Squats 3 regular sets, 3 sets with chains (compound)
Seated Hack Squat machine w/ chains 5 sets (just a change of routine)
Leg Extensions superset laying leg curls 3 sets of each (pump and stretch)
Seated Calf Raises 4 sets, last set was a triple drop set
I usually do cardio on Wednesday's, I'm not a fan of lifting 3 days in a row or doing legs the day after back. But sometimes things change. My girlfriend let me know she was going to cook for me on Thursday, so since cardio is my short day I switched the workout schedule. I also received a call from a restaurant I used to manage telling me since it was lent that the owner's mother made haulski (sp) and since I only get to eat it twice a year. I figured what day is better to have all those carbs than leg day.
Pump: Note to self: While on Tropinol don't do laying leg curls after you've just pumped up the quads. My quads were so pumped up that it felt like i was 3 inches higher on the padding while doing the leg curls. It also hurt like a....to press on the muscle as it was that pumped. My calves also blew up on the drop set I did and I was loving every minute of that.
Endurance: I could have kept going on the squats for what seemed like all night. At the end of each set it was a struggle to finish the last rep but the next set started and I'd feel fresh as ever all over again.
Alpha male/ mood: In the gym last night I felt really good, felt confident and woke up this morning in a good mood. Hopefully this keeps growing and the well being fully kicks in.
BTW: seated hack squats with chains aren't too crazy. i think the machine is too low to get a good drag of chains, incase anyone was interested in trying them
02-14-2013, 09:41 AM
Glad those straps seem to be working out good for you.
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02-15-2013, 01:49 AM
Reppin' the straps - I like it.
Solid work out, looks like the effects are still there. Can't imagine Tropinol pumps on leg day, I avoided taking Hemavol because I did a set of 35 on seated leg curls as well as a set of 50 on leg press today. It was painful regardless..
02-15-2013, 09:15 AM
I mean who really wants to hear about my cardio session
Pump: Didn't really notice anything building as I was going. I did notice my lower back still felt a bit tender/pumped when I did my sprints but after a bit that all went away.
Hunger: Hunger is still through the roof. After I left the gym I knew my g/f was cooking a meal for me and I was starving. Had to get a tupperware and bring almonds to work with me to keep here just in case I run out of food while I'm here. Plus I'm currently out of peanut butter at work righ tnow.
Libido: Steadily climbing. It's not to a point where I can't control myself. But it doesn't take much to get me going at this point.
Today's an off day from the gym....time to get my grocery list together
02-15-2013, 04:53 PM
What is your typical grocery list bro, just curious? I like getting ideas from others.
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative
02-15-2013, 08:43 PM
2.5lbs of chicken
2 boxes of brown rice
3 of those pre wrapped sweet potatoes
1 green pepper
1 bag of frozen broccolli (not sure what they weight)
1 half gallon of milk
1 container of fat free greek yogurt
then theres the things i only buy when i need them
i like to have a box of cereal on hand just in case i'm running late in the morning
i like to have eggs ready at all times even though i cant eat them everyday
big containers of oats
bags of spinach (a bag usually lasts me about 2 weeks)
cans of tuna
and 40oz jars of peanut butter (usually buy two at time)
but i'm lucky because i live close to my parents and my mother works out at the same gym as me so i'm able to go there after the gym for dinner too
i also have just been getting a gallon of international egg whites when i need them which don't give me the stomach aches that regular eggs do
i have a gallon of virgin coconut oil that i get from my girlfriends aunt for $1
also always have better protein bars made at all times in my refrigerator
and when i can get my mother to go to sam's club i'll get 5lbs of plain almonds
of course it changes for example i love salmon and occasionally i'll substitute chicken with turkey and black beans but it's an idea of what i usually go with
02-15-2013, 08:46 PM
oh i forgot....i have a somewhat local farm that e-mails me once a month too...i'll meet them behind the local hippie store for grass fed stuff, try and grab what i can, for example a few weeks ago on sunday a bunch of us chipped in on a nice brisket
02-16-2013, 02:12 PM
Wide grip BB upright row 4 sets (warm up movement)
BB shoulder press 4 sets (compound movement)
DB rear delt flys 4 sets (hitting rear delt)
DB side raises superset with facepulls 4 sets of each (pump set)
One arm shoulder press with the BB in a pivet 4 sets (stretch
Shrugs 3 sets
Gotta say it took me a bit to really get going, at first I felt like it was going to be a down day. Towards the end I was feeling a lot better but didn't have the intense focus I had last Saturday.
Pump: Pump hit quick and hard. As soon as I was done with the shoulder presses I felt a lot bigger across the top of my body. Even with a baggier t-shirt on I noticed a nice round look through the t-shirt which made me very happy. Recently I've also found that if I can get a decent pump going on I feel the movements on the muscle/mind connection is better and today I was really able to feel the muscles squeeze, especially during the pump faze of the training.
Mood: I'm in a good mood but I didn't have that killer instinct that I kind of felt last week. It didn't hinder the strength but I was missing that "fire in the eye" type feeling that I had last week. Maybe lack of sleep or something but nothing really comes to mind as to why.
Libido: It's in pretty high gear at this point. I'm starting to get random feelings of increased libido throughout the day and I'm noticing that more things are setting off those bells and whistles in my head when I see something that I'm even remotely attracted to.
I mentioned it at the first week and probably forgot to mention it this week which is my fault. But I seem to get a thermo effect from the product. I seem to build a sweat faster than usual but not a sweat where I feel out of breath or worn out just a bit more heat. Also notice alittle energy from the product once it fully kicks in after the dose. The dosing instructions confused me at first because with most products an hour before workout is a bit of a long time but now I'm understanding and it makes sense because it really does take 45-60minutes to fully kick in.
02-17-2013, 08:27 PM
Alll is looking good here...
I dont know about you but shoulders/trap day is quickly becoming my favorite
02-17-2013, 08:35 PM
02-18-2013, 01:45 AM
02-18-2013, 06:47 AM
02-18-2013, 08:49 AM
02-18-2013, 02:35 PM
02-18-2013, 07:04 PM
i know when i used to do more trap work before i started getting crazy headaches....i used to love using the U shaped barbell...stand in front of it and sit right in the U..strap up and shrug with the bar behind you, worked well
also have a friend who swears by using the chest pad t bar row, keeping arms straight and pull the weight backwards using ur traps
my gym also has a hammer strength shrug machine which is good because the handles are on a pivet so u can really change the grip style up
02-18-2013, 08:49 PM
02-19-2013, 09:13 AM
Warning! This wasn't my normal routine or ideal routine but I did what I had to work with.
Chest: Incline DB press 6 sets
Incline DB press (2 half reps followed by a full rep and twist the dumbell at the top) 2 sets
Incline DB fly 4 sets
HS Chest Press 3 sets
Fly Machine 3 sets
Tris: Pushdown machine 3 sets
DB overhead press 3 sets
Rope Extensions 3 sets
Underhand extension 2 sets
I had no work so I got to the gym in the morning. Usually at my gym Monday holidays are packed with powerlifters taking up everything. It hasn't been that way the last few holidays but Monday was crammed like it was a meet. I had to just grab what equipment I could and just decided to stay there rather than losing my spot looking for the equipment I wanted to use.
Pump: Pump was great. I was able to feel it in my chest but it wasn't supper tight feeling which was good and allowed me to finish my workout at full strength. The 2 partial reps and the twist really felt like I was squeezing my pec's really tight. The tricep pump hit hard and felt solid. When I was doing cardio I was really able to feel my chest and tri's pumped up as I was moving.
Strength: It's right where it should be, it's not skyrocketing but it's not going down.
Aggression: I'm not getting a ton of aggression. I'm not short tempered at all. More like I'm in a decent mood and more easy going.
02-20-2013, 09:28 AM
Back: Pull ups 2 sets
BB Row 4 sets
DB Row 3 sets
Rope Lat Pull Down 3 sets
Deadlifts 4 sets
Meadow rows 3 sets
Bi: DB Curl 4 sets
HS Preacher curl 3 sets
Flat pad cable preacher 3 sets
Agreesion: So a few days ago I commented how I haven't gotten mad or anything on this product. This changed yesterday when I found out the agreement I had on a house and have been going through the necessary steps to get everything in line that the guy went and sold the house for cash. Can't really hate on him for taking cash for it rather than waiting for the slow banks but at least tell me. Don't wait for me to ask for things and then text me that you sold it then not answer your phone when I call. End Rant.....Either way I went to the gym for one purpose and it was to release some aggression. It was tough to keep my rest periods as I felt edgy and just wanted to keep goin. Really sore this morning because of it.
Pump: Felt like my back was a balloon. Maybe because of the short rest periods, but wow I could swear I had a pro bodybuilder sized back. Awesome bicep pumps as well really difficult just to straighten my arms after that. Felt really good.
Vascularity: I didn't notice when I was doing pull ups. But before I even did my first rep on the BB row I saw veins popping from the front of my shoulders. I saw them a few weeks ago but they were much more noticeable now. Maybe I'm leaning out and not knowing it?
Note: I've noticed the last few nights I wake up to go to the bathroom a few times a night. I also have the urge every single night to get a glass of water. I'm guessing it's the potasium nitrate in the product thats causing this. Not too concerned and actually welcome something that makes it easier to get in some water.
02-20-2013, 08:37 PM
02-20-2013, 10:03 PM
02-21-2013, 09:14 AM
Got to the gym a bit early so I did 10minutes HIIT on an eliptical, the last 20 seconds of every minutes were sprints
Yoga class really humbled me. I tend to think I have good balance and I try to stretch as often as I could. Last night I was wobbling(sp) when standing on one leg, loosing my balance for random poses we had to hold and I felt things stretch that I haven't felt stretch in a very long time. It was to a point where I thought I might have been stretching my legs to a point that I almost felt a minor pump. With yoga being on a Wednesday and Tuesday being my back day the stretching of my back felt amazing. Significant feeling of lat stretch and lower back stretching really felt refreshing.
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