Great update! Lookin lean as ****!
Quick update: I can definitely smell the!! I have a nice aroma of maple syrup oozing out of my pores. Got up this morning and knocked out a decent bis and tri workout. I also threw in an hour on the bike for the am cardio. Obviously with one day in....no huge effects to report but the fenugreek is definitely in there!
I was in the gym this morning for a chest workout. Last week was particularly draining on me so I've cut my volume down a little this weekend for a tiny rest. I can report that I solidly increased my poundages this morning, over the poundages I've been working at lately. I don't want to come off as one of those guys who start a new supp and then immediately attribute all sorts of magical effects from it but the weights and reps were up today from past chest workouts. Take that for what it's worth. We will see if that trend continues over the next 4 weeks and time will tell what we can attribute to the Titanium. With that said, I bumped up 20 pounds on the Hammer-strength Incline, 20 pounds on the pec-dec, and 15 pounds on the dip machine. This is what it looked like: I only hit chest today and then knocked out 45 minutes on the elliptical. Going back for another 30 min on the bike tonight. LIBIDO REPORT: The libido is operation at normal levels right now. I haven't been aware of any huge uptick yet but....it only has been 3 days.
I think we'll see a good difference between those pics and the post-Titanium pics! Being in the midst of a contest prep, I'm looking forward to Titanium helping me cruise in at top form. I still have about 2-3% bf to lose over the next 4 weeks. Gonna need all the help I can get!
Weight this morning was 192. Hit bootcamp for an hour and tonight will be back/shoulders plus another 30-45 of cardio. I will post up the workout and feedback after my lift tonight.
Great updates! This is def a great log to follow for everyone wanting to try Titanium.
ANS PERFORMANCE REPRESENTATIVE
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!
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.
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.
ANS PERFORMANCE REPRESENTATIVE
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.
Man you are killing that cardio, good work
Wicked cardio damn! I've been slackin with cardio, this is good motivation for me to hit cardio longer than normal tonight
ANS PERFORMANCE REPRESENTATIVE
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.