"NEW" Titanium Log (sponsored)
- 06-03-2013, 04:27 PM
- 06-05-2013, 12:48 PM
The last few days have been busy. Working from sunup until sundown but still managing to squeeze in 2 workouts a day and keep the diet spot on. Beginning on Monday, I've dropped my calories down a bit, to 2300 a day, in order to keep leaning down for the upcoming contest. Carbs have gone down to about 180 grams, and protein is right around 230 grams. I'm wanting to attack it hard so I can be at the bf I need to be with a week to a week and a half left. With that said, cardio has been bumped up to a 30-45 minute session in the morning and another 45 minute session at night. I'm not able to attend my normal bootcamp classes this week so the cardio is coming on the elliptical, treadmill and bike.
As far as the lifting sessions go, I hit back on Monday, shoulders yesterday, and light chest with heavy triceps and calves today. I'm feeling good with the weights and my poundages are staying right at normal. This is good considering I've dropped my calories and increased my cardio quite a bit over the past couple weeks. With all that extra workload and stress on my body, keeping my poundages consistent is significant.
LIBIDO REPORT: Libido is still good. Now, ordinarily good would just be ok but with where I'm at in my prep right now, good is awesome! I have a habit of overtraining during prep, never taking a rest day and running my libido straight into the ground. So far, with three and a hlaf weeks to showtime, I feel like my libido is holding strong. I'm hoping Titanium can help it stay right there for the remainder of the prep because I know the wife will sure appreciate it
I will post up progress pics later in the week. So far, so good!
06-05-2013, 02:21 PM
Excellent shape for a man in his forties. Impressive to say the least.
1) Are you from Memphis, TN? Or does the name have nothing to do with where you live?
2) Are you doing bodybuilding or men's physique? Also, if bodybuilding, what level & weight class (novice, junior or open)?
3) Which show, lol.
06-05-2013, 02:35 PM
2. I do mens physique. Won 1st at the night of champions last september, 2nd at the nw championships in november and then 1st again at the vancouver show this march.
3. Next show is the Oregon State at the end of June.
06-05-2013, 02:52 PM
06-09-2013, 12:36 AM
Everything has been pretty consistent over the past couple days. Thursday was all cardio, 1.5 hours. Friday was a biceps day along with 1.5 hours of cardio. Today consisted of a good chest workout this morning along with 2 hours of cardio, spaced out with an hour this morning and another hour tonight. This last week, along with the next 2 weeks, is the big push to drop as much bodyfat as possible. I'll still be getting in good lifting sessions but the volume will decrease a little. The cardio needs to stay high over the next 2 weeks.
I'll be back to my regular bootcamp classes on Monday and will add on another 30-45 minutes of cardio on the bike at night. Calories will stay right around 2300, making sure to keep the protein around 250 grams a day.
I'm looking for the Titanium to really kick in next week. I'm a little over a week into the run and so far and I'm feeling good and strong in the gym. Anyone who has been through a contest prep knows that it can be hard to stay as strong and intense as you want to as you get closer to showtime. I'm looking forward to seeing how the Titanium really helps me push through my workouts this upcoming week. I'll be reporting on any noticeble effects I can attribute to the Titanium.
I will have progress pics up tomorrow night when I get back to my home computer. I'm 3 weeks out.
06-09-2013, 01:52 PM
06-09-2013, 04:35 PM
06-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Wicked cardio damn! I've been slackin with cardio, this is good motivation for me to hit cardio longer than normal tonight
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06-10-2013, 12:47 AM
I have to admit that I've been able to rack up that much cardio because I was out of town for work all week. Normally, I have all the activities and responsibilities that come with 4 kids so last week was my opportunity to kill the cardio. I'm back home now and the grind is back on. I still really need to destroy the cardio this next 2 weeks to be able to cruise into peak week at 4-5%. So.....here is my plan for the next 7 days. I am taking my daily calories down to just over 2000. I'm bumping protein up to 275 grams a day and carbs down to 100 grams. I've never had to drastically reduce my carbs to lean down before but I'm trying this for a week to see how the last bit of fat responds. My hopes is to be able to slowly increase carbs back to near normal ranges right before peak week. I carb load at the front of peak weak anyways, not at the end, so that gentle increase will allow my body to adapt and not be completely shocked by a 300 gram carb increase overnight. Bootcamp is in the morning and then a good, heavy lift session afterwards (Back and shoulders). Morning pics will be taken and I will post those, along with my current weight tomorrow afternoon.
06-10-2013, 01:03 AM
Check this out:This is from my Bodymedia armband. These reading are from the last 6 days. Along with calories burned, sleep, etc...the armband tracks steps taken throughout the day. Based on a 4ft step, I walked anywhere from 15 to 26 miles a day over the past 6 days. Now, steps are tracked during cardio sessions as well, even on an elliptical, but 34,000 steps is still a LONG way to go. All this walking was ON TOP of the hours of machine cardio last week. I'm curious to see what the scale reads tomorrow morning but I bet I lost at least 3 pounds last week.
06-10-2013, 01:11 AM
That's a great way to track daily activity. How the hell did you walk that much in a day lol. U kind of make me want to up my cardio but I recently can't find the time. I used to put my gym life first over my family, in that I would go to the gym for hours and take time away from my fam. Now I try to just do 1-1.5 hours a day so that's limited time.
06-10-2013, 02:21 PM
06-10-2013, 04:27 PM
Weight this morning was 189. That's down 3 pounds from last Monday. Made it to bootcamp this morning, lots of kettlebell, TRX and plyos today. Here are the progress pics from this morning:NOW....here is a little side by side from the start of the Titanium to today:I can definitely see the difference in leaness here. Remember, that my carbs have been below normal for these past 10 days so my muscles are definitely flatter than they would normally be. But even with the lack of calories and carbs, I feel like I'm holding on to my muscle tissue well. Not to mention that there was an EXTREME amount of cardio thrown in last week! **Side note: Due to my activity last week, I wasn't able to drink my daily gallon of water. I was WAY under that. Back to normal now though. 1-2 gallons a day.** Had my bf done this morning and the plastic calipers registered 4%. I feel like I may be a little above that number but not by a whole lot. With 3 weeks to go, I'm right on pace. I'm sticking with the decrease in carbs and calories this week to see how I respond. Then I'll start to ramp up the carbs again until I hit my load days, the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday before the show.
06-10-2013, 05:21 PM
06-10-2013, 07:40 PM
06-12-2013, 01:21 AM
Not a lot of time tonight for a lengthy review. I'll definitely write up more details tomorrow. Here was the Chest and Shoulders lift from this morning:I tried out the "Hang and Swing Destroyer Set" I saw in Andy's Titanium log. Unfortunately, I felt some popping going on in my left shoulder so I abandoned it after about 12 reps. I'll definitely try it again later though. Cardio today was 20 minutes of sprint intervals in the morning and another 30 minutes on the bike tonight. Diet has been spot on for the second day in a row with the lower carb and calorie levels. After 2 days of sub 100 grams carbs, I'm curious to see what the progress pics tomorrow morning will show. I really need to get a feel for how my body responds to a low carb level and judge whether or not it is the best route for me.
06-12-2013, 10:48 PM
Great update, hopefully the shoulder is feeling better. How many cals a day are you at?
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06-12-2013, 11:30 PM
The last two days I have been at 2097 cals. Today, I added a few homemade protein balls so I am at 2400. My shoulder is good....I just felt it popping during the hang and swings, probably just rubbing over a piece of labrum or something...didn't hurt but its one of thoses feelings that make you just stop what your doing.
I've got a couple noticeable effects to report: ssimilarly to Andy's comments, I've noticed vivid dreams during 2 of the last four nights. These are the kind of dreams that wake you up "stiff"...if you know what I'm saying. Libido is pretty strong, especially considering I am 2 1/2 weeks out from a show. Lower carbs, lower cals, probable overtraining....all normally combine in me for a non existent libido. The fact that the libido is feeling pretty strong and active throughout the day is significant.
My endurance this morning during bootcamp was off the charts and I was completely surprised by it. We were running one minute circuits with exercises like sled pushes, sledgehammers, tire flips, VIPR exercises, pullups, etc. In between each one minute circuit was a 150 meter sprint. We ran this for an hour and my last sprint was as fast as my first. I felt like I was flying through the sprints and there was no drop in explosiveness or energy. Now....especially coming off 2 days of less than half my normal carb levels, I was completely shocked by my energy in the gym this morning. Awesome.
Weight this morning was 191. I would love to hover right there while everything tightens up over the next 2 weeks. Titanium is working a little magic here. Just the libido effects alone may be well worth the price of admission. This is especially useful during a contest prep to keep everything at a normal level and pace.
06-13-2013, 07:05 AM
06-13-2013, 10:21 PM
06-14-2013, 03:02 PM
Energy and endurance continues to be excellent in the gym. Yesterday was a back day...hit that in the morning and finished with 45 minutes on the bike. I was back at bootcamp this morning and was again, flying through the workout with a lot more energy and endurance than I expected. I have to give the initial credit for this boost to the Titanium! Fridays at bootcamp or normally tough, dragging a little from the long week. But I'm feeling energized and strong....enough to have gone another hour. My plan is to sneak into the gym tonight for an arm workout and some more cardio or at the very least, another 45 minutes of cardio.
06-15-2013, 12:09 AM
06-17-2013, 12:55 AM
Everything is still going strong. Even with the Father's Day weekend, I kept my diet in check and my biggest splurge was a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. Other than that, beginning Saturday I bumped my carbs back up to around 150 grams a day and beginning tomorrow, I'll be up at 200 grams a day for the week. Again, the goal is to hit my carb load days next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and not have that sudden increase of 300 carbohydrate grams. I'll go from about 220 on Friday to about 400 on Monday. At the gym this morning and did a tri-set - superset type of workout. It was a complete spur of the moment thing but with the constant work flow, I was pumped beyond belief after only about 5 minutes. Here is what it looked like: I didn't need much weight in order to really feel this. The pump and the work pace felt really good and I'm thinking about throwing this type of weight training in all this week and next, along with my bootcamp classes. I took some pics this morning and they are a slight improvement from last week's. At this stage of the game, every tiny little improvement is a milestone and I'm looking to keep tightening up over the next 2 weeks.
06-17-2013, 03:37 AM
Awesome log man. You getting the crazy vivid dreams like me?
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06-17-2013, 07:52 AM
I'm seeing most of the loggers reporting vivid dreams... how is the sleep quality?
06-17-2013, 07:20 PM
My endurance in bootcamp continues to amaze me. Every sprint, every 300m run, as well as just the general kettlebell and suspension training is done with more intensity and endurance than a month ago. It's more than just getting in better shape because I've always been in great shape. There is a definite feeling that goes along with this that allows me to push harder on the sprints and the runs.
Awesome results from Titanium. Enjoying this vey much!
06-17-2013, 07:24 PM
The feedback with this new formula is amazing, started it up during my PCT and I'm noticing libido effects quick!
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06-18-2013, 12:33 PM
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