Tomahawk PeakBeta+ Log (sponsored)
- 05-14-2013, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Ya after following some of John Meadows' routines I have become a volume junkie especially for back and arms.
To be honest I didn't realize you were talking about PeakBeta+ when you said PB haha.
- 05-14-2013, 06:58 PM
lol my bad for the abbreviation
Meadows is the man he has a lot of loyal followers of his programs!
05-17-2013, 12:16 AM
No just me not used to it that's all. To be honest I say PR not PB when it comes to maxes anyway.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Ya he is legit. Some time in the future might sign up for his express site. Just with my diet and how much fat I need to lose don't think it would be ideal. I love the brutal workouts he has. Which might not be ideal for this diet. Still implementing some of his Mountain Dog stuff from the TNation articles though. What is crazy is I decided to sign up for TNation right as he got his own subforum.
Anyway sorry about lack of updates this week. Just dealing with some personal stuff. Need to work it out before it drives me insane...r. Still been killing the workouts with PeakBeta+ though.
Tuesday did chest/shoulders. 275 on incline felt much better. Need to work on my strength more though. Did a good bit of pressing. Went crazy on pec deck volume 5 sets of 20. Even did some dips. Shoulders was the norm plus some over and back presses. Hate those at the end of my workouts make you look so weak haha.
Wednesday hit back with another guy. Tried 1 arm BB rows with a tbar machine setup. It was a bit different but what I can do with what I got. Some pulley rows finished off with drop sets. Some stretches to pull on my lats followed by reverse seated lat pulldowns with wide neutral grip. Decided to try some machine chest supported shrugs basically. Need to work out the technique to maximize it some though. Then light good morning which felt more in hamstrings. Finished with DB shrugs with 3 second flexes at top.
Decided to have my Carb Nite tonight. Which is a day early. Just had that urge to lift. Figure it is better to do arms today then do legs after my Carb Nite so I can get on the schedule I want. Will post about the workout later. Hitting my 2nd big meal now. Was a bit slow to start my workout though haha. One of the girls who I usually just see working the desk was training someone. She has always look cute but damn. It was the stretchy pants effect again haha. Couldn't help but stare at that booty haha.
05-17-2013, 04:19 PM
Glad to hear training has been going well and youve been responding well to Peak Beta+.
Ive had confusion in the past where I mention PB+ and people confuse it with the peanut butter product haha so the abbreviation is seeming problematic. Enjoy the carb night, I just started a lower carb diet this week and am already down 3lbs. Dieting is never as bad as I expect it to be at the end of a bulk.
05-17-2013, 06:14 PM
05-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Even when training with high reps, my legs never get as pumped as my upper body. My calves do, but my quads and hams rarely get a "wow" type pump.
05-20-2013, 04:28 PM
Sorry for lack of updates lately. Thursday did arms. They pumped up faster than I expected. Almost was too much to continue, but pressed on with my workout. Got told my arms looked huge a bunch. Mixed in a few new exercises. Probably overdo it when it comes to arms honestly. Friday became a rest day. Could/should have done legs but it is probably a good thing I didn't. Got a call from a friend of mine to work security at a bar. First time doing that and it was interesting. Worked the door and it wasn't a slow night. So many characters showed up. Had to turn some people away. Not everyone was happy about that but the most they did was whine. Heard some crazy stories though. This HOT girl I saw on a dating website showed up. The kind that doesn't look like she belonged in this area in her pics. I found out why she is still in this area... her pics were telling a story she couldn't back up in person. Not nearly as hot in person but still looked good. Plus she came off as high maintenance and whiny along with the fact that her proof of 21 was her college ID and a DUI ticket.
Saturday was chest/shoulders. As usually they blew up and made my delts look huge. Feels like this workout gets the most from PeakBeta+. Makes it hard to believe the image I see back in the mirror. Nothing too special as far as strength but came plowing through a long workout. Did try some cluster sets on flat bench at the end of my workout. I did better as I went. Sunday was back. Another brutal long workout with a sick pump. Could actually feel my back swell up with blood. Seemed like it was stretching my shirt. It is quite sore today. Looking forward to a massage Thursday. Hopefully the soreness subsides by tomorrow for legs. Will try and notice a pump in my legs from PeakBeta+.
05-21-2013, 04:05 PM
Hot irresponsible girls, heavy lifting... all the making of a good log
Good lucking hitting that leg pump, high rep squats work well for me. Much like you mentioned, squats for strength just dont quite deliver the pump, though they do produce DOMS and most important hypertrophy!
05-21-2013, 04:22 PM
Ya like I said she looked good but just wasn't doing it for me. Realizing how stuck I am on this other girl. Trying to keep my mind off her but not exactly working. Making me more crazy than usual. Trying to do my part for this log. Hopefully legs go well. Definitely noticing some NO2 effects in the lower region haha. Either I am going to do some cluster sets or a 20 rep squat set to finish squats off. Not quite sure yet.
Also for anyone who has followed previous logs or who are interested in bodybuilding competitions. A friend and former training partner just competed. http://www.musculardevelopment.com/c...l#.UZvJwCnD-1s
I guess I should mention my friend is the one who won.
05-21-2013, 10:23 PM
So plans kept changing today. Was going to do legs then arms on Thursday for my carb nite. Changed my mind to do arms and carb nite tonight. When I got to the gym someone talked to me about doing legs. So I did legs and I am having my carb nite haha.
Lying leg curls 4 sets of 8 reps finish with 20 partials
Squats sets of 5 up to 385 then some cluster sets with 405.
Leg press 4 sets of 10 or more you go I go for 2 rounds with 5 plates per side. Talk about a painful good time haha.
Deadlifts tried to get 585 but just over thought it. Plus I did a hell of a lot of squats.
Romanian deadlifts on the heels 3 sets of 10 with 110
Stretchy pants stretching got me to do core haha. Cute girl doing all kinds of crazy stretching in the hot box room. So I ended up doing the ab wheel and land mines. Probably the only time you will see me do core haha.
05-22-2013, 06:14 PM
05-24-2013, 10:54 PM
That is definitely what it takes. But I paid for it. Squats, deadlifts, and core all on the same day equals super sore.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Yesterday was chest/shoulders
Decline DB press 4*8
Incline BB press elect 5*3 finished with 275
Flat BB cluster used 295, 305, 315 not too bad considering I haven't flat pressed in a while but definitely lower than I would like.
Side lateral raise 3*12
Cage press 5*5
Rear delt destroyer SET 40*60/20*30/10*10 yes that was 1 set. Done with heavy partials.
As usual on this day my delts blew up. Had good endurance through out. Wasn't expecting much from flat bench considering before doing it later meant no power left. Still had enough in the tank even at the end. I did take my time before the destroyer set but that was more about getting ready for the suck than being tired haha.
Will post about todays back workout later.
05-28-2013, 06:19 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with massive shoulder pumps. 90% love but man do they hurt compared to getting a wicked pump in seemingly any other muscle group.
05-28-2013, 06:53 PM
I hear you. Nothing quite hurts like a shoulder pump and trying to move your arms haha. But it is hard to beat some boulder looking shoulders.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Back was next. Just one of those days where you are pumped to lift. Went a little crazy on the volume. Extra stuff here and there. Just a good workout to tear my back up. The down side was I went a little crazy on chest supported rows. Was using it to hit my mid back. Used a little too much weight and bruised my chest. Didn't notice it till a few days.
Sunday was arms. Just that good ole pump day. Through in some close grip bench press 225 for 10 reps. Not too bad towards the end of workout. Biceps probably got more work done. Was trying to find new things for my triceps on the fly so kind of guess work on weights. To start my workout I did reverse grip curls and rope ext superset for 5 sets of 10 no rest at all. I was just walking back and forth for 10 straight sets. It was my carb nite. As much food as I ate I still had left overs soo....
05-29-2013, 02:53 PM
05-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Appreciate it. Lately I am just using coffee, coconut oil, heavy whipping cream, and whey isolate for preworkout. Along with 2 staggered doses of PeakBeta+ of course.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
I bet those 4 X-Factor Advanced are awesome for pumps. Tried another ArA product a while back and was impressed. Especially because the bottle lasted so long. Great bang for your buck.
Monday I did legs and had another night of carbs.
Lying leg curls 4 sets of 8 final set with 25 partials
Squats ELECT sets of 3: 185/225/275/315/365 then 405 for 5 reps. Squat form still needs work.
Leg press widowmaker 630 for 20 reps
Seated leg curls PSR elect 5 mini sets of 3
Stiff leg deadlifts 2 sets of 10 with 195
1 leg romanian deadlifts with trap bar 2 sets of 8 reps each leg using 240. Tried this out for the first time ever. No testing the waters just jump in at 240. Some guys I know were using the trap bar and I figured I would test these out. Ended up being a fairly decent weight for them. Definitely want to look into the article about them again before I repeat them.
Seated calf raise 100 reps with 45 pounds in as few sets as possible
Standing calf raise 3 sets of 6 with 250
Tibilias(sp?) raise 1 leg at a time with plate. 3 sets of 15ish.
It was one of those days where I didn't even feel like going let alone going all out. But once I got started I just didn't stop. Was definitely a back of the leg day though. Can't remember a time when I did so much more for the back of my legs compared to the front. Later that night my right hamstring locked up on me. Never had that happen before.
05-29-2013, 04:39 PM
Glad to hear you liked the ArA product you tried! Bill has invested years of his life and a lot of money into researching this unique nutrient, so he is always glad to hear the number of ArA fans is growing daily, even ten years after he brought it to market!
05-30-2013, 01:19 AM
Went and picked up an old big box 42" tv for free. Can't complain about that. Wasn't planning on lifting today but after that got the urge to lift haha.
Today was chest/shoulders
Flat db twist press 3*10
Incline bb elect 5*3
Flat bb 2*3 with 315 not bad for me since haven't been flat benching much.
Pec deck 3*20
Then just went off on shoulders. So much more than I planned. Just got that itch to keep hitting them.
As usual delts blew up. Chest got a little puffed up too. Not bad endurance plus some solid pumps. Spent too much time in the gym though.
05-30-2013, 05:12 PM
Sony Trinitrons were the worst for that... soooo heavy. I used to move furniture during summers when I was in highschool. We had to move a 40"+ trinitron but the owner tipped us $100 each. He was a fat college dude who was like man none of my friends would help me move this thing
Way to turn that excitement into a long and productive gym session!
05-30-2013, 11:47 PM
To be honest it wasn't that bad. In fact I almost picked it up by myself. Just couldn't get my arms around it comfortably. Thinking about measuring it because it doesn't seem that big. There is no base to it.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Ya I get asked to help move fairly often. In fact the woman asked me to help move some night stand looking thing for her. Then said she might give me a call to help move other stuff. Never bad to be able to move stuff for money haha.
Ya now just have to take the time to lug the tv upstairs to my room haha.
05-31-2013, 03:27 PM
Experiences like that remind me of how great barbells and dumbbells really are lol... The most convenient ways to lift huge amounts of weight. Non lifting people often dont realize saying "I can deadlift 400lbs" does not mean one could pick up a 400lb man, or tv, or anything shaped in a hard to handle way.
06-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Ya that would suck to deal with. Kind of felt that experience when I moved my old tv. It was only 27" but felt surprisingly heavy especially in front.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Haha that is true but it sure helps.
Yesterday did back. Actually didn't do a million exercises haha just 5. Meadow rows, 1 arm t-bar rows, pull ups, stretchers, and reverse seated wide neutral grip lat pull downs.
Was trying to get done in a certain amount of time so didn't want to do too much. Plus saw a guy I hadn't talked to in probably 3 or more years. Don't really know him but he worked with an old training partner. Him and another guy would always be there when we lifted. Made me think back to when I deadlifted 675 at 235ish. Makes me sad to think I still haven't crossed the 700 deadlift off my list.
Later today going to do arms. Going to try and make it a shorter workout. Want to be able to start my Carb Nite a little earlier so I can really eat 6 to 8 hours.
Also saw a woman I used to see all the time at the base fitness center. I would say she classifies as a GILF haha. Not sure how long ago it was I first saw her but I swear she hasn't aged. She still looks great. I think she is from Panama.
06-03-2013, 04:43 PM
670.... damn, I dont even know any friends or gym buddies who can do that!
06-03-2013, 07:31 PM
Ya it isn't exactly a fitness center number haha. Wish I would have gotten into powerlifting at like a younger age. With a coach and all. That was just me pulling on the weight.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Yesterday did arms. Had a guy join me for my workout. Pretty good to train with but meant more rest. Not ideal for arms but wasn't bad. Allowed me to move more weight. Will post more about the workout but close gripped 275 for 6 or more reps.
Getting ready to go train legs.
06-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Ya, you cant help but to think "what if" when you had that kind of brute strength!
Solid close grip numbers, I always go heavier/harder when lifting with a partner.
06-05-2013, 01:24 PM
Exactly. Makes me kind of kick myself for never really putting myself out there. Not saying I was "natural" but that was with no coaching. I am sure technique could have maximized my power. I know my power is underutilized during my squat.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
Well my close grip isn't all that close. A little closer than shoulder width. Don't mess with super close anymore because of my wrist. It was only going to be 275 for 3 explosive reps but just kept going. Plus didn't feel like doing another set. Other guy was going beyond failure and I was pulling the bar off him haha.
I guess I should talk about my Monday leg workout. It was a long and brutal workout. Hard to believe I am not more sore. Did do some icing though.
Lying leg curls 4*8 last set involving 25 partials
Squats sets of 5 up to 390
Leg press 360*10, 450*11, 540*12, 630*13
Deadlift sets of 3 up to 555. Last rep was suspect. I fear it was due to lack of grip. Blaming it on the liquid grip crap. Need to get some real chalk. Hands got tore up.
Hip thrusters 3/4*8 with 225 with basically no padding.
Single leg Romanian stiff leg deadlift with trap bar 2/3*10 this tore my lower back up. Really felt a back pump.
I was covered in sweat. Probably half out of it. Pretty much on auto pilot going through the workout. Don't know why I did so much haha. No major soreness that I can tell. Getting a massage and adjustment today.
06-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Great detail, the thorough daily updates are greatly appreciated.
Im pretty much the same way, if the close grip is over 225 I take a bit wider of a grip. I learned quickly cgbp wreaks havoc on the wrists.
06-05-2013, 10:43 PM
Not a problem, just wish it would have gotten more attention from others. It has been a great supplement. Plus the bottle is lasting and it was cheap as hell last I checked on NP.Originally Posted by SwolenONE
It just isn't worth it to me. Train smarter and try to avoid injuries. I am all about making things more efficient but not painful for the sake of pain.
Will post about my chest/shoulders workout later. It got a bit side tracked towards the end. Started talking a bit with an amateur bodybuilder I know. Apparently he is desperate for leg growth because he wants to train legs with me haha.
Got my chiropractic adjustment and massage today. Saw a pretty new assistant there. Plus my massage therapist pulled my hair...
06-06-2013, 04:31 PM
06-07-2013, 01:24 AM
Chest and shoulders yesterday
Db twist press 3*10 ramp up
Incline bb elect worked up to 285 for 3. Felt easier than 275 last time.
Tried to pause press 365 but not quite haha. Did find out I could use the 4th notch on my weight lifting belt.
Heavy db swings 60*25,30,35
Cage press 5*5 ramp up
Front db raise 4*10 ramp up
Like I said spent some talking. Probably tricked someone into training legs with me. Funny thing is he wants to train legs with me. Should be fun to torture another person. He made it sound like he pukes easy so haha.
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