confidence is a good thing....and women dig it, lol.
Non-workout day. Just grubbed, read, watched some movies. Kept it low key. I did grub hearty. I had another hamburger, not gourmet status, but a nice charbroiled burger. Was gonna go for cheese, but figured without would be just fine--and it was.
Spread out my dosages during the day. Had two with pancakes and turkey sausage. Two with a protein shake later in the day and just finished taking two with my carne asada. Damn, I love my carne asada and I remember reading in a Flex magazine many moons ago, that you gotta eat your red meat if you wanna gain mass. I'm in!
Still have good energy and overall solid disposition. Feel pretty much ready to take on anything that comes my way! I should have started the jump roping today, but didn't quite get to it. Was to busy reading the script for Django Unchained a friend got me.
After a week, things are progressing quite well. Still thankful I was selected for the free bottle of .
I know I said that I would use the scale as rudimentary gauge, as bodyweight is something in constant flux, but, this morning, after answering nature's call, I was around 197. I didn't feel any pudgier in the belly, but, I never did measure my bodyfat. Looking in the mirror, I was looking about the same--somewhat started to slim up, but not full on. Again, still have not yet incorporated the cardio.
If that holds, and if that increases, then PR-XT will have me sold. That is, if all that I'm eating is being utilized more efficiently as a result of the ingredients in the PR-XT.
Still too soon to ascertain one way or another, but seven days down, twenty-three to go!
Nice update brosef.
Sounds kinda like the day I'm gonna have today, studying all day then catching Walking Dead tonight.
GENOMYX ~ Where Evolution Begins
Neddo ~ Forum Representative
Thanks, brometheus. Whatcha studying?
Hell week coming before break, midterms in Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food/Health Economics.
Joyous day, indeed.
GENOMYX ~ Where Evolution Begins
Neddo ~ Forum Representative
Well, this morning, the weight subsided to a more reasonable 194. Again, constant flux, but a gauge is a gauge.
I took the last two sets of pills a few minutes after I had eaten, as with lunch, it was still somewhat close to when I had them for breakfast and likewise with dinner.
Noticed that the left biceps, the outer head, closest to the front delt, looks more pronounced than before. Doesn't quite have the overall shape of the right biceps, but it is definitely a start in the right direction. This hadn't happen before, in the prior seven weeks, since running NXT, etc.
The fullness from Thursday's workout (Day Five) is still there, albeit nothing supersized by any stretch of the imagination.
Still no ravenous appetite. Though, I did have a bit more coffee this morning than usual, but, again, I'm eating like a pig when I do scarf down my food. Had some avocado to go along with my carne asada, so that could also be offsetting any potential hunger pains. Drinking water like a madman.
Again, I think I benefiting mostly from the muscle fullness. Belly, well, still a tad pudgy, as I never did get started on the jump roping, but the sides are not as flabby.
One week and one day is in the bag. Gonna go full beast mode in everything I do this week to truly maximize what I've been experiencing thus far.
I wonder if PR-XT can be ran for two months. Hmm?
Ayye, anacyclus is a beast even through 8 weeks.
Great updates broseidon; solid first log IMO thus far
GENOMYX ~ Where Evolution Begins
Neddo ~ Forum Representative
Trucking along. Today, felt a greater rise in libido than I had in any of the other days. (Damn, I need a girlfriend!--Next mission, underway!)
Today's workout went well. Felt stronger and huffed and puffed my way, but all energetic style. And that's that I'm not taking a pre-workout stim, however, I will try one tomorrow.
I took morning dose as usual, but this time, I took the second dosage 30 minutes before working out. Before, I had taken it about an hour beforehand, probably even sooner.
Today I wanted to ramp up the weights and see how many reps I could churn out with good form. Part of me wanted to keep raising the weight, but, I did not think I could maintain proper form and really let the back/lats do all the work.
Pullups: 25. Took a while to get them all done. Really trying to let the lats do all the pulling, not relying much on the arms/shoulders.
-15x25 (warm up)
- 4x50 (drop set)
I was surprised I was able to churn out those 8 @ 80lbs. Once I was done, I wanted to get a better stretch and really get as many fibers involved, so I did a quick drop set. Now that was rough!
Underhand Barbell Rows
I had originally planned for three sets, but, I liked the pump and the fact that the back was doing all the lifting, so I added another set. I wil go heavier next week. I added 20 more pounds on the second set since I had planned for only three. That was a good set. Could barely pump out the seventh rep before I was spent. Again, didn't want to sacrifice form.
Close-Grip Rows (via resistance band)
-20x25 (warm up)
Having had last week's experience, and getting a better groove/rhythm, I had a good run on these. Really let the lats do most of the pulling and only used the arms to get in a better stretch. Felt good on my troublesome left shoulder, which is not giving me as many problems as before. Guy's getting stronger.
Pullovers -- 1+ minute via resistance band @ 25lbs. This went well. Much better than last week. Good sign of getting stronger. I started out well, upper back and middle back really getting a good workout. Faded towards the end as the minute-plus was approaching.
Last week I went too heavy on these, so I adjusted accordingly. Got in a better concentration on the last set. Left shoulder's starting to comply and not be so pesky as before.
Wrist Rollers: 6 up/down. Had planned on only five, but once I was putting it away, I wanted to attack it once again, so I gave it one more run. Just barely!
PR-XT's working its stuff so far. About a third of the way into it and noticing good strength, good muscle fullness and today, libido went on stupid mode! Still haven't had the crazy hunger cravings, but, still goring myself on plenty o'food. Belly's not leaning out quite as I had hoped, but could be since I'm eating more and have yet to get the cardio up and running--no pun intended!
Progressing quite nicely. Noticed my chest was a tad sore after having done back yesterday--guess I got in some good pulls during the workout. Still not getting crazy hungry, but continuing to eat roughly every 2.5 to 2.75 hours. Lots, too! If PR-XT continues to do its job, then I'll be in good shape--pun taken at your choice.
I am getting good pumps on my workouts and still have the muscle fullness in my left biceps from my workout on Thursday. I was hoping for the back to feel a bit more swoll, but, I think I'm getting used to it already having some spread to it. Left shoulder's not nagging me as much. If it's an pinched nerve, impingement or something else, getting stronger has eliminated some of the pain and the bad boy's getting into a groove.
Flyes (via resistance band)
I should have mentioned last week that I was doing one-arm flyes, coming to about mid-chest. Today, I did full on flyes, like one would at a cable station. Good a damn good stretch and pump. It was tricky to get the left shoulder into gear and let the pecs do all the work. But, with concentration and steady focus, it did the trick. I'll see if I can go up more next week, then finish out with a lower amount for a nasty burn!
Press (via resistance band)
-20x25 (drop set)
This one kicked my tail before I could even press the bands into position. But, patience and letting the pecs take control, I found the sweet spot. This was rough. After the last set, I wanted to get a burn in, so I dropped a band and went as much as I could. Burn central, but it felt oh so sweet! The latter sets were a tad easier to get into gear. Suffice it to say, sometimes, on certain exercises, I feel stronger as I go deeper into my sets.
Pushups--3x16. Doing these at a decline, with my feet on a bench. Man, the second set was a burner and rough. Left shoulder bugged me a bit, but, my whole body was red, so I knew I was pushing it. I rested a tad longer between the second and third set and was able to get in more of a solid form on the last set, but I was in pain. Still need to get that upper chest to grow.
Incline Bench Press
90lbs felt okay, but I was hungry for going heavy today. I added 20 more lbs, but could barely get to five. Rested a smidge longer between sets and really let the pecs do the pushing. Got better as I went along. Don't know how in the heck I pulled off nine, but I was impressed. Wanted to go for ten, but it would have been ugly all across the board.
I didn't think I had gone as heavy as I could on these last week, so I upped the ante. Felt good and getting to twelve was right on the money. On the last set, ten was all I had. I want these bastards to pop out! Getting there. . .
When I was done, the left pec was looking great, better than it had been since I started my Pain and Gain routine seven weeks ago. PR-XT's impressing me, now just to get those hanging lovehandles trimmed up and I'll be gold. On the plus today, the cute girl from work agreed to have lunch with me next week. Here's hoping it goes through...she's always busy!
And, as my thanks for reading:
"Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years!"
Things are ramping up. Seriously considering buying another bottle to get this ish on the high road. Feeling good all around, have a more positive disposition, good energy during the day and loving life more and more. (How much of this is PR-XT related, not quite sure, but I wasn't flying this high before. Granted, Nolvadren-XT was giving me a good boost, so it could be a combo of things. But, PR-XT's making me a believer.)
"Give me something to believe in!"
Muscle fullness, nice to meet you. So glad you could make it! Chest is nice and stout--not quite where I want it, but a start--from yesterday's workout. Triceps are tight, even on that pesky left arm. Hadn't been sore in a while on chest and think it was due to just going b@llz-to-the-wall intense yesterday.
"Here I go again on my own. Going down the only road I've ever known."
Yeah, these poundages are quite puny, but my legs are some weak ones. Again, left knee went all blooey on me many years ago and I'm just now getting that leg, quad and calf stronger. I wanted to go on a heavy, mild pyramid. It all went down bloody well and just as I had hoped. Got in a damn good push on the quads and kept stupid strict form to make sure it was all on the quads. The hammies got in on the action and my lower back is still pumped!
- 7x10 (drop set)
My hamstrings were beaten up after that squat session, as I wanted to do another pyramid up to 40 pounds, but 30 put up a decent fight. I added the drop set to get in a good stretch and really fry these sonsofb1tches.
I wanted to do these after squats, but I could not flex below the waist! I wanted to go heavier, but once I pulled the bar from the floor, I knew I had it at the right amount. Same amounts as last week, but I didn't punish myself on squats last week like I did today. I might move this to my back routine, but I do like them mixed in with legs
These were rough. Barely made it through that final set. Need to get these jokers into gear. Get some mass and shape to them.
I wasn't sure if I had hit legs hard enough as I could still walk once I was done. I sat down to log my routine and it was rough getting up. Could feel the burn in both quads and I had to tip-toe at times till the blood came back.
Loving the PR-XT. I think strength is improving and once I was done with my exercise, noticed a trimmer belly. Probably keeping a tight core via the deadlifts and squats, but still, that just means that the pump/fullness is kicking in gear with greater rapidity.
Time to watch Conan the Barbarian. The one and only version worth watching. Gotta get a back like Arnold's. Maybe not that massive, but I want lats so big I can block out the sun. Need strong legs to hold it all up!
Since it is hump day and my thanks for reading:
Way to push through dude, no pain no gain
Neddo ~ Forum Representative
Here's a little story that must be told. . .
DJ RicRoc's in deep concentration. Solid day lifting. Felt stronger as I continued my workouts. I seem to get stronger while I'm moving from set to set. Arms as of right now, while not totally pump, look fuller and are getting some definition to them. I was surprised that the left triceps was looking bigger, too. That one's tricky, as it's all tied to the shoulder and how that's been feeling.
That's why instead of preaching death in my songs, I breathe life
Today was good, as I've got some dates planned out for the weekend! Life's running smoothly!
Seated Military Press & Side Laterals & Rear Laterals (triset)
-10x70; 10x15; 10x15
-10x70; 10x15; 12x15
- 6x90; 10x15; 12x15
- 6x90; 10x15; 12x15
70 felt too light on the press, but my 5lb plates were being used by the dumbbells for the lateral exercises. I jacked it up to 90 and got in a seriously good pump and press altogether. I was surprised I was able to manage. I wanted to shoot for seven reps on those last two sets, but could not have done so without cheating heavily and potentially causing myself an injury. I'm surprised my rear laterals are doing well, so next week I'll really slow down on the negative.
Triceps Pressdown & Reverse-Grip Curls
-16x35; 12x46 (arm blaster on both exercises)
-10x45; 12x46 (AB)
-12x45; 12x46 (AB)
I used the Arm Blaster for the last three sets to use a more strict form. I kept the weight the same on the curls, even though part of me wanted to go heavier. I figured it was a good weight to run through, as I figured that more would have cost me some reps I wanted to get in. For the pressdown, left triceps is getting into a better groove and I was surprised how I could do more on the last set than on the third. Again, once I punish my body on a higher weight, it acclimates and is ready to attack!
Close-Grip Bench Press & Seated Dumbbell Curls
-12x70; 10x15 (AB)
-12x90; 10x15 (AB)
I should have started out heavier on the press, so that will be tweaked next week. I hadn't felt good in the left arm/shoulder/triceps to give these a-go like I was able to knock out today. I used the Arm Blaster again on the seated dumbbell curls to get the mind-muscle working and let the biceps engage, pulling the weight up.
Wrist Rollers - 6. Was able to do 3 straight before having to stop. Did 2 more and finished up with one. Getting stronger!
Reverse-Grip Wrist Curls - 1+min. Was able to get in more reps and last longer than the week prior. Got in a good range of motion and really punished my forearms.
Second week is nearing it's end. I'm loving it more and more as each day passes. Really looking forward to lifting and seeing how far I can take everything.
And, as my thanks for reading:
Almost right at the midway point of my 30-day run. I'm loving it more and more. Best aspect: more positive disposition. Yeah, I'd chalk this up to confidence, which stems from an alpha-ness going on, which stems from testosterone. I'm getting a serious boost of this from PR-XT. Hit a spike in libido earlier in the week, which has mildy tapered off--more like a reserve when necessary. But Monday was yardcore.
No workouts today. Did pig out a bit more than usual. Took each set of pills with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Calves are still sore from Wednesday's workout. Going to switch up some of the routine next week. Nothing major, but add some tweaks. Been reading the classic Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding and reminding myself of some good stuff I had forgotten.
I almost don't want to rest, as I would like to get in another heavy duty routine, but, don't want to risk overtraining and know that patience in resting pays off great dividends.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Quick update: noticing some nice muscle fullness. Pecs are popping out and the quads are nice and tight--can tell they're swoll as opposed to any other week since prior to taking PR-XT.
Enjoying the run on this. Have more of increased alpha-ness going on, great pumps when I workout, solid muscle fullness now heading into my third week and overall positive mood and disposition.
This morning noticed a more trim belly. Still have not yet incorporated serious cardio, but, am getting leaner around the waistline. Finally kicked in as I hoped it would.
Morning weight was a high 196. I've put on about three pounds in two weeks. Sweet!
I was reading through this here log, and I am thinking to myself, "what kind of sick ridiculous crazy pumped up stack thsi would be with Nolvadren XT".
Not so much to myself though.
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Starting the downhill run of the fantastic PR-XT. Today was back and before I started, I noticed good fullness in the pecs, which is something I was hoping to achieve. Reminded me of high school when I first started lifting, concentrating on getting my bench up. Could still tighten up here and there, but, draggin butt on getting the cardio in gear.
Felt good throughout the routine. Good energy and really went at it.
Trying to increase the number I do each back workout. These guys are rough, but, they get you stronger and there isn't any other exercise like them at all!
Started fading on the final set and barely got in a good, clean 6th rep to finish it out. I was surprised I got the weight up as much as I did, given the volume I had done up to that point. Felt good. Felt strong!
- 3x60 (drop set)
Will need to increase the weight next time around, however still was able to get in a good routing. Pulled the weight as fast as I could on those last two full sets. Will need to work on controlling the negative, but I wasn't sloppy; still maintained form.
Might have to do these after bent-over rows. Still, was pleased I could pull the 180 on the final two sets. Surprised the left shoulder's coming along as it is. I really want to get the poundages up on these. It'll happen.
Felt a good burn on the final set and the lats were flaring out all on their own. I like this lift, but might switch up another exercise in the coming weeks.
Back is coming along quite nicely. Lats are getting thicker and some sweep to their shape. Upper back is looking thick and the middle back is standing strong--finally getting that nice curve from top to bottom.
PR-XT is worth its weight and some serious stuff. I can imagine what a full, dedicated run, paired with Nolvadren-XT would produce. But, I'm extremely pleased with what it has provided me.
That being said: there are no shortcuts. You have to keep lifting and have to eat well and above all else, have to rest. Yeah, this stuff makes me feel strong, but, rest is key!
PR-XT powers all your hard work.
Lats and back still felt flared from yesterday's workout. Spinal erectors getting stronger, holding the rest of my upper body up so I can puff out my chest!
Noticing a smooth ride of confidence, via the alpha male quality of having so much testosterone via PR-XT. It's like the initial weeks were akin to white water rafting and now, still waters are running deep.
Think of it as a reserve for when I need to muster up the energy to prove my worth. Before, I'd rely on liquid courage and that only sapped my test, which would create a vicious cycle of constant depletion and then reliance upon said liquid courage, only to prove way more harm than any good, which was negligible.
Flys (via resistance band)
Will have to move these towards the end of the chest routine moving forward. Main purpose for getting them done first was to a) protect the left shoulder till it got into gear and b) get the left pec up to par with the right. I think I'm there and realize that burning the chest with the band will only recruit more fibers for growth.
Press (via resistance band)
Same with the flys. Still, had a good burst and the pecs were coming around. By changing the sequence, I know I'll be able to target more overall and get some stimulation going.
Really pleased I could push the 125. Did it with speed, but made sure to keep that bar leveled, as at times, the dominant arm wants to take over. Left shoulder didn't bother me as much. Like how I'm progressing on these.
Incline Pushups: 15, 15, 9. I wanted to go at least to 12 on the final set, but I was taxed by that point. Still got in a sweet burn and really let the pecs do all the work.
Did these cause I like them so much and to get the serratus some work. Pleased with how I was able to get in a great stretch. Hadn't done them in a while because, yup, you guessed it...left shoulder. Felt a better use of the serratus and lats, as the triceps also got involved to a degree and the puny left one was up to the task.
Test if flowing and body's growing. Nothing major, but growing is growing. Slow and steady wins the race and I'm having fun.
Confidence is growing as well. I don't see it fading anytime soon, either!
Noticed some DOMS today on the pecs. Felt nice. I could tell whenever I'd stretch out my arms today. Good muscle fullness going on with the chest and they're starting to look pectactular.
Didn't go as hard as I could today on legs, but got a more circuit-type workout. I was huffing and puffing and breaking out in a solid, constant sweat.
Gotta build some braces and then I'll be able to add more weight next week.
Exploded up on the last two sets. Felt good. No problems with the knee. This worked out well despite not getting in a stronger, overall load, as next week I'll be able to add more weight.
Felt good all the way around. Nice stretch in the upper quads. Will go heavier next week, as usual.
These were burners! Tried for 6 reps on the last two sets, but could only get 3 without serious cheating.
Again, will go heavier. Got in a good rhythm after a while on these. Really helps my lower back and stretches out the hammies quite nicely.
Really need to work on my calves. Will see what other exercises/stretches I can add.
Mood and sense of well-being are holding up quite nicely. I think of it as a freedom from being "normal." HAHA!
Good muscle fullness all around. PR-XT is no joke! I seriously think running this from start to finish with Nolvadren-XT would only accentuate your progress that much further. Have been noticing some tightening up of the belly, especially in the morning, since I'm fasted.
Good, good, good!