Heavy Lifting with Mass FX *sponsored*
- 08-07-2013, 09:45 AM
- 08-07-2013, 10:23 AM
Arms look like a road map bubba! Nice pushpress champ.Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
- 08-07-2013, 02:22 PM
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08-07-2013, 08:59 PM
08-09-2013, 09:28 PM
Day 22 (199.6lbs)
Woke up this morning after only 4.5 hrs of sleep to start smashing some o/t at work. Lots of work+low sleep+mass fx means stupid hunger & accompanying weight gain, so I don't think the leanness I woke up with today will follow suit tomorrow
Gonna go hit a heavy box squat single now & go to bed for work early tomorrow as well; probably gonna save the back attack for tomorrow since I'm dead. Going to the Cards vs. Cubs game with the gal & her madre, so looking forward to a rest tomorrow evening.
Last night was busy as all get-out with work & everything, but got into the gym around 9 for the light squat today (picking up right where I left off last week) & arms - decided to switch my ancient arm routine up for an old heavy-ass 5x5 routine that shouldn't work on paper but can provide some serious muscle shock if done right. All sets performed 1 set A exercise, followed by the paired B exercise, the repeat. Arms were fried way more than usual.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 305x1
A EZ Bar Curl 50x13, 70x10, 100x5x5 sets
B CGBP 135x15, 185x5, 225x5x5
A Seated Alt Db Curl 50s x5x5
B Weighted Dips BW+50x5, 60x5, 65x5x3
A Straightbar Tri Pressdown 70x15, 80x12, 10, 10
B Straightbar Cable Curl 42.5x15, 50x12, 12, 12
08-09-2013, 09:59 PM
where are you located? my wifes brother and i are both big cards fans!!! while my wife is a cubs fan, lol.
08-11-2013, 08:08 PM
No lift yesterday; woke at 4:30 for overtime work at 5:30, visited my dad after I got off around noon, & rushed home to clean up & met the gf's mom for the first time @ 3:30, so that filled the day unfortunately. And Cards lost by 1 run *smhs*. Good news is work & seeing Dad was great, awesome meal bought by the gf, her mom loved me, game was great & last night/this morning was ridiculously great. Took that gal out for bfast today. Thanks Mass FX
Gonna go hit my heavy partial negative squat & hammer some back attack out!
08-12-2013, 01:07 AM
Day 24 (200.4 lbs)
Today got fed pretty decent, feeling really good. We layed a new tune on my vette today, and it runs harder than ever. Cleaned it up good, and enjoyed lots of cruising in the perfect weather while we dialed the tune in. Plus lots of quality time with the gf, so really had a positive attitude coming into the gym tonight. Timed Mass FX well with the late workout, so that had to help - the weight felt pretty light all night, and I was able to keep my pace up better than usual.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1
Begin Controlled Negative to 2/3 of Parallel, then Explode Up 345x1, 385x1, 425x1
Chinups BW x12, 11, 10, 8
Widegrip HS Rows 90/side x12, 135x10, 180x6, 160x8
Neutral Grip Tbar Rows 90x12, 135x12, 160x12, 185x10, 135x10
08-12-2013, 12:51 PM
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08-14-2013, 12:55 AM
Day 26 (196.7lbs)
Weight has dropped last two days; haven't been this light in a year (and before any cycles, ever). Drastically leaner & more muscular at this weight now vs. a year ago, & waaaay stronger. Feels good. Weighed 198.0 yesterday morning & lighter still today, & I triple checked the scale. That being said, strength is only up - benched 275 yesterday at a sub-200lb bodyweight, and I almost tried for a double. It went up smooth, & felt like more was there. Personal best is 285 4 months ago, on cycle, weighing 217. Bet I could do the 285 now, off-cycle, while 20lbs lighter.
Score one for dedicated diet/training/supplementation, & score a big one for Mass FX - been able to steadily progress in my Smolov squat cycle without a hiccup as the loads become increasingly more serious for me, even while leaning slightly. And def no loss of muscle.
08-14-2013, 12:56 AM
08-14-2013, 01:05 AM
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 360x3
Bb Flatbench 135x11, 185x5, 205x5, 225x5, 245x5, 275x1 (at under 200lb bw, for first time ever)
Db Flatbench 85s x12, 10, 75s x15
Dips BW x15, 13, 14
Cable Flyes from Low Pin 50/side x12, 12, 10
supersetted with Facepulls for 12-15 reps 4 sets, idk weight
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 365x1, 405x1 (felt lighter than ever, at a lighter bodyweight, & past parallel)
Bb Curl 45x15, 75x12, 105x5x5
Ez Bar Incline Tri Extension 50x15, 70x12, 12, 10
Seated Alt Db Curl 50s x5x5
Straightbar Tricep Pressdown 70x16, 85x10, 9
Straightbar Cable Curl 50x12, 57.5x12, 65x8
Rope Tri Pressdown 40x13, 15
Kept tri's light today since I did chest yesterday & knew they were too shot for 5x5 - bi's, however, got the full fury & was able to bump the heavy curl to a more appropriately difficult 105. Tomorrow is offday. Thursday will be last day on Mass FX Light squat day, speed deads, & back)
08-14-2013, 01:07 AM
08-14-2013, 08:48 AM
There's so much squatting in this thread idk what to do with myself! The loss of bw/bf while maintaining and/or getting stronger is great! Albeit you cleaned your diet up and stuck with it! Great progress hyde
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08-14-2013, 09:19 AM
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08-14-2013, 11:33 AM
im going to weigh in today and see if i have lost any like you have. i dont feel like i have but ya never know. coming down to the last few capsules for you huh
08-14-2013, 04:12 PM
08-16-2013, 06:30 PM
Day 28 (198.0 lbs)
Last night's lift. Didn't plan on the heavy deadlift - had to borrow a belt for the last set even. I just missed not pulling these last 2 weeks & needed to put some weight in my hands. It's my favorite lift. Callous got ripped off during pullups so that kind of ended my back session - the deads took it out of me anyway & it was getting late. Still had a LOT of fun.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x5
Traditional Deadlift 135x10, 225x5, 315x3x6 sets, 385x1, 455x1, 525x1*
Chinups BW x12, 10, 8, 7, 7
*525 @ 198lbs off-cycle now compared to 535 @ 217lbs around the beginning of April - almost 20 lbs lighter, no roids, & it honestly felt like 545 is there right now - this was just a training 1rm. Definitely gotten stronger, no question. It practically flew up to my knees before I had to dig in to pull thru. Gonna cycle in some heavy rackpulls next 3-4 wks & go for a 550 probably.
08-16-2013, 06:34 PM
Final Noodz for comparison to 1st pages pre-Mass FX. No drastic changes but I'm inclined to say I'm leaner as I'm down weight but am stronger & certainly don't feel less muscular at all. This was a suprisingly potent natty product with no bad sides for me, except perhaps hunger if that's a big concern - but you gotta eat to grow, amirite??
These were from today, first day off Mass FX, no gym pump or anything - just snapped em when I got home from work.
08-16-2013, 06:36 PM
Final review should be up tomorrow. I want to lay out my thoughts so I can say exactly what I want - this product was honestly a win for me, & I want to do it justice & give it the attention it deserves.
Thanks again Athletic Xtreme!
08-16-2013, 07:33 PM
08-16-2013, 07:47 PM
So who can hook me up with a good deal on this stuff in a few weeks
Nice work man, your pulls are definitely getting better, you'll catch me before long if I don't get to work! haha.
08-16-2013, 08:43 PM
08-16-2013, 11:01 PM
^^ (well the sliced part anyway, not ending my hormonal run for another couple weeks)
you look notably different hyde! good stuff mate, I think this may be tightest I have ever seen you, no doubts
08-18-2013, 12:22 PM
08-18-2013, 04:13 PM
Thanks for all the kind words fellas! No intention to put back on any of that fat any time soon. I do, however, intend to keep getting stronger
Athletic Xtreme Mass FX: Final Review
Effects Personally Noticed:
- Increased Hunger: This took a week or so to catch up with me, but once it did it became impossible to ignore - I've simply been hungrier, more often, to the point that it was aggravating. I most certainly ate more, & more often, because of this. That being said, I was actually leaner by the end of the month, so never a bad thing to eat & not get fat!
-Increased Aggression: Not in a pissy sort of way, or all the time irritability like certain hormones can contribute to - I just noticed that my patience this last month has been much shorter. I seemed quicker to get irked at idiots in traffic, or if I hurt myself at work (as a mechanic, that's about daily). No seething rage or more likelihood to argue/pick fights, I just have been quicker to cuss things.
-Increased Libido: Just wanted it, every day, even when very tired - I think it was easier to get aroused, & I often seemed harder than I'm used to. Also seems like it increased the size of my payloads, which is always a plus. This was evident from the end of week 1 thru the month, with no decline.
-Increased Strength: I was able to consistently increase my loads on my main training compounds, & routinely was surprised at how easy the increases felt. In one month I added over 30lbs to my deficit deadlift 3RM, & continued to easily add 10lbs/wk to my squat lifts. Part of this is simply good programming & training/diet/supplementation, but I can't deny the new 1RM on benchpress & traditional deadlift at this new lighter bodyweight - both only 10lbs under my best maxes at almost 20lbs heavier & on cycle, & the benchpress followed zero programming schedule (I simply benched how I felt inclined to each week). Mass FX will NOT hurt your strength, that's for darn sure.
-Increased Pump/Vascularity: The entire month of Mass FX, it seems that my veins have been more prominent & my muscles have seemed more full, round the clock - people kept telling me I was looking bigger, even as I've actually been getting lighter. Winning.
-No bad sides, acne extremely negligible, no bad tastes/burps, convenient 2pills 2x/day dosing, morning & dinner-ish, with or without food.
-Would you recommend this product/use again? Yes. Personally, it primarily has a place in PCT to help get me back on track & continue to lift heavy with my newly acquired strength from a hormonal cycle. This product works fast, which is imperative to keep gains in such a sensitive time immediately following steroid usage. In addtition, anyone looking for a natural way to increase their sex drive & push for steady progress in their weight training could benefit from a 2-month cycle of Mass FX - this product can make a notable difference in the weight room, no joke.
Nice work, Athletic Xtreme. Give yourselves a pat on the back: Mass FX is no snake oil - this product does just what it advertises. One of the strongest natural products I've tried. As a natty product, it's not magic - but it is, undeniably, effective. Thanks again!
08-20-2013, 02:31 PM
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08-23-2013, 08:25 AM
Great review, I do believe I'll pick this up (along with some ArA hopefully) for my next PCT. Well done on the log and even moreso on the lifts!
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08-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Yeah I've noticed the same in the aggression department.
08-24-2013, 07:34 PM
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