Day 9 (202.0 lbs)
Holy appetite Batman! Eating is never a chore, even when I'm full it seems. Definitely been more vascular as of late, absolutely no question. Not leaner, just more vascular. Acne has been coming up a bit too. Seems like beard is even growing faster. Libido is good, & mood has been stellar the entire time on this run so far. Whether that has been coincidental or not, who can say, but bigT has been feeling good too so perhaps the Mass FX might have some hand in this?
Wednesday was a full off-day; took the lady for sushi & spent some time relaxing.
Thursday was the lightest squat day of the week & bis/tris; cliffnotes were a workset of 5 reps @ 295 below parallel on squat & a full arm routine. Straight bro day, so hit 1 scoop of , 1 scp , 3g of Cit Mal, 1g , & 25g of pre-workout.
Arms were stupid ballooned compared to their real size:
Another at home postworkout:
Yesterday was a lot of fun, boxsquat & back with a buddy who was on day 1 of Mechabol @ 100mg:
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1
Begin Sitting Back Fully on Box, Lean Forward & then Explode Upwards 315x1, 355x1, 395x1
Pullups BW x12, 10, 10, 8, 10
Bb Row 135x10, 185x8, x8, x8
Behind the Neck Pulldowns 90x15, 120x12, 12, 14 (forced)
Close-grip D-handle Pulldown 140x11, x10, x8 ds 70x15
yeah...i forgot to mention how well my mood has been in my log...stress seems to be managed better also considering all of the stuff i have going on....but i definately agree on improved libido and appetite...
like george carlin once said....never go grocery shopping when you are hungry...
Got my knee sleeves on warming things up, about to go hit a heavier partial squat, some speedwork, & shoulder accesory. Saturday night powerlifting. Look out, got ma hata blockaz on & set to kill
Looking all kinds of swollen in that first pic!!!
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I have been feeling crazy full lately - it's wild. And I don't take hemavol or bulk agmatine every day by any means. It's almost like Mass FX is having a GDA type of effect. Not so much on blood sugar, as I've taken it with nothing but 2 scoops of a protein blend & water & no drained feeling (despite only 10g carbs), but it does seem to have me feeling swoll & pumped. Could be a very interesting product for first 4wks of pct for anyone wanting to run both a t-booster & GDA but tighter on cash.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 365x1,
Performed with Slow, Controlled Negative to 2/3 Depth Above Parallel 410x1
Speed Deadlift 135x5, 225x5, 315x3 x6 sets
Speed Bench 135x5, 205x3 x8 sets
Strict Standing Military 95x15, 115x15, x15, 135x10, x8
Side-Lateral Raises ss w/ Rear Delt Flys
25x12/20x15, 25x12/25x12, 25x12/25x8/4 (rest pause to finish)
Feeling strong as an ox last couple workouts. Lots of carbs & cals and some sleep no doubt helped, but I mean I've really had to hold back today & yesterday on the squatting - it's feeling SO light I want to do extra work. I squat the 365 beltless tonight, way below parallel, like it was cake. Could have easily carried the 410 into the hole even after the slow descent, but just trying to stick with the program (I add 10lbs every wk & 5 wks to go). Speed pulls & bench felt lighter & faster too.
Looking big brah. Nice nums too
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Day 10 (199.8 lbs)
Feel like I've shed some water weight from some awful eating friday (Chinese buffet at meal #3 instead of my packed sweet potato & chicken breasts, 1lb of hotwings at a bar meal #7, & stack of cinnamon glazed french toast @ 1am with friends coming home before bed lol). Abs looking clearer again, thankfully. Appetite has been up, up, up.
Full off-day. Church, gettin' my vette dialed in with my tuner, & had a stupid huge meal at the mother's with her side of the family. You don't wanna know the details, because you'd just be mad, bro - that good of a cheat meal
Wuttup swole?? Strong lifts brotha. Numbers lookin real nice
I was wondering when you were going to start logging again!
I'm in late on this, well very late actually, but subbed: you're putting in all the work and getting the size to boot, keep killing it.
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Day 13 (200.8lbs)
Monday was supposed to be squat & chest, but last minute found out there was a big bday dinner on the Hill in stl for a friend, so had to squat & run. 350x3 was the workset, beltless & deep no prob. Shoulder got tweaked after last wk's heavy bench so just as well I suppose; I need to heal. Pounded some spaghetti baked w/ provel, salsiccia, & cannolis before hitting bed.
Woke at 206.8 lbs Tuesday! Off-day (gf got back from a trip to Miami & left for Chicago today, so this was our night together). Don't worry, we had our own workout pre- & post dinner - which she even paid for, btw, to sweeten the deal. Did I mention the back massage I got? Winning. Diet was aggressive to day to compensate for Monday's cheat. Fixed things right up.
Weight back in check today, ate clean & big - lots of sirloin, brown rice, veggies, had some protein & CarbonX preworkout meal. Very ready to pull a 3RM PR on deficit dead - rest, nutrition, & mindset were all there. God had other plans, however.
Bb Backsquat 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 315x1, 365x1, 395x1 (all performed beltless except last, & all below parallel easy)
Deficit Deadlift off 45 plate 135x5, 225x3, 315x3, 365x1, 405x1, 455x1, 495x1, then BOOM! (PR, still)
BOOM! = the sound your right hamstring makes in your head when it pulls halfway thru the 2nd rep of your PR set you've been dreaming of all day midway thru your 8wk squat cycle where you squat every single day
FML. I was so strong, STOOPID strong. Totally ready & confident for that 495x3 from a deficit - I wanted it, & am sure I'd have gotten it. First rep came up smooth & powerfully; I am certain I'd have finished the set of 3. Idk if that's good or bad. On the one hand, it's so disappointing to fail & be injured. On the other, it's great to know I really am getting stronger. Hopefully this heals up quick. Lower body is on hiatus until further notice. Time for upper body volume training I guess
For reference, at a weight of 217lbs 3 months ago on Msten I pulled 535x1 from the floor. At 201 today I was going to pull 495x3 from a 1in deficit. I think Mass FX is making a difference in power.