Recovery - the FinalFlex way
- 08-13-2013, 10:07 PM
- 08-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Milestone for the day: according to the sheets I’m working out for my next 531 cycle, my big 3 total finally hit 1000lbs (theoretically at least) – 415 DL, 275 Bench, 310 Squat. One of these days, I would like to set up a mini-meet type scenario for myself & see what I can do in one day, eventually getting into a real meet sometime in the future - one step at a time.
Deload was very much appreciated & I’m ready to get back at it. Now if the air didn’t suck around here, maybe I could breathe out of nose again. Weight has been holding steady at 180 –mirror shows more muscle & less fat, I guess I’m ok with that. I’ve started working with slightly heavier practice props as well. That little extra weight is really forcing me to work on my balance & agility, as well as simply locking in my sets via repetition. One month out – getting nervous/excited – I think the itinerary said something like 15hours in the air from here to Perm…. Long way from home.
Definitely enjoying G8 & BCAA/SAA – especially together. The nights I don’t take G8 – I’ve noticed a big difference in how “zonked out” I get. I’ll wake up a time or 2 thru the night usually, not with G8 – sorta like the difference between setting a computer to sleep vs turning it completely off.
BCAA/SAA – I’ve been knocking back a scoop after my workouts, either as a substitute for my post shake, or after I have my shake covering the time until I finally eat breakfast/lunch. I’ve tried intraworkout a couple times, but I don’t think my workouts are long enough to notice anything really intra. Sometimes I’ll throw a scoop in with my pre. The texture is very smooth – some BCAAs I’ve had have been pretty gritty. This will settle a bit, but a quick shake mixes it right back up.http://anabolicminds.com/forum/powerlifting-strongman/240580-road-derby-cup.html
- 08-16-2013, 01:01 PM
I love products that make you sleep, but those days you gotta get up suck. I'm having a lot of trouble waking up on my ghenerate right now, lol. The nights I cut it I literally jump out of bed. This G8 sounds pretty good.
Congratz on the total big guy. Def do a practice meet soon.Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023
08-16-2013, 03:59 PM
yeah - I definitely do, need to read up a bit more on how to approach that - where at in the training cycle, how to go thru the motions of the day, etc. I'm interested to see what happens with all 3 in one day - never tried...
08-16-2013, 04:14 PM
I like to do one every 3-4 months. The cube has you do 10 weeks then a mock meet (might be the last week that the mock meet is). You just have to do the proper deload and prep for max weights. Definitely a lot more to it but for a self test I wouldn't get too crazy. You want to prep but not overboard.
08-16-2013, 05:14 PM
I've taken it during the day too, when I've gotten stressed out, 1/2 scoop..gives me nice relaxation feeling w/o putting me to sleep
love this stuff, for real
08-16-2013, 07:19 PM
Sounds pretty sweet. I don't feel groggy I just sleep very very deep with ghenerate. I've never compared the ingredients or their pathways but I'm kinda curious now.
08-16-2013, 09:37 PM
08-16-2013, 09:54 PM
Sounds good to me. I hope I get to try some out some day.
08-16-2013, 10:11 PM
I didn't see you apply
great price @ nutra!
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08-16-2013, 10:14 PM
I always look but I'm always late on that stuff. I've never applied, I'm too young for a lot of stuff and don't have official logging experience. I usually stick in the PL section and don't venture out much haha. I'll have to keep an eye open. Not a bad price at all, maybe next time I go shopping I'll pick some up.
08-16-2013, 10:22 PM
some guys live in that section, and that section only [shakes head]
but - keep your eye out, we are one of the most promo-running companies around, and lots of new things coming out we will need beta testers on
and - the only way you get experience running a log, is to JUST DO IT!
08-16-2013, 10:28 PM
I will definitely keep the lids peeled and try to jump on one.
It's hard to spend time here let alone lurk the promos. After all the real world stuff I have to keep up with this site and then 4-5 forums (jeep stuff) and one group I admin. Plus I have classes starting in a week so ill probably go ghost. Life is busy
08-16-2013, 10:59 PM
maybe I will just pm you, when we run next one
I have this thing about offering guys who have never done log, to do one
everyone needs to have a first - might as well be with the best products around
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08-16-2013, 11:21 PM
Haha your killing me now I'm gona have to do it! It better be good then I'm picky with my supps
08-17-2013, 01:24 PM
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08-19-2013, 10:17 AM
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08-19-2013, 11:27 AM
I've only gone a full scoop once. Unless you're prepared to sleep in, I wouldn't go past 1/2 scoop either. You can definitely lose some time with G8.
08-19-2013, 12:31 PM
I'll probably stick to 1/2 from here on out - the effect didn't seem like it would be a cost effective use of extra product.
I've always tinkered a little with dosing sleep supps, finding one in particular I only need to take 3 out of 4 caps, making the bottle last a lot longer, so if 1/2 works best for me, even better -
08-19-2013, 03:43 PM
08-19-2013, 05:08 PM
^^ exactly what I am screaming gentlemen
love it when I wake up, and the bed (which I make daily of course) is untouched except for where I have been
pull the sheets up, good to go
08-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Make your bed every day?
Pshhhhhh I'm the master of waking up 9 minutes before class starts and speeding down I-35 to get there. Ain't nobody got time for bed making
08-19-2013, 08:59 PM
08-19-2013, 09:03 PM
08-19-2013, 11:27 PM
08-20-2013, 08:42 AM
So just caught myself this morning – noticed I hadn’t posted my workouts since deload.
On paper, hit 1000lbs total. My original goal of all 3 over 300 is continuing at a steady pace as well, just might get my bench up over this year still. Didn’t get any videos – I’ve been listening to a lot of Joe Rogan podcasts lately thru my phone.
On bench, I’ve been really trying to get my legs working with me & not raising my butt up. Getting my legs back under & being on my toes seems to have helped – I was thinking I needed to keep feet flat on the floor.
Squat – starting to adjust a bit to low-bar. Felt pretty unnatural at first. This week I think I started getting the groove of it – more stable, less feeling like my arms are holding the bar up. Really felt a difference in the bottom. Other than a weird feeling in my right knee on the last rep, the rest of me felt like I had a few more reps in me.
Managed to get ahead of schedule. I had planned to be backpacking last weekend, so I set up my training schedule with that in mind. Those plans were called off & I couldn’t resist hitting the weights over the weekend.
New Maxes – 170 OHP, 415 DL, 275 Bench, 310 Squat
Training Maxes - 153 OHP, 373.5 DL, 247.5 Bench, 279 Squat
OHP – 100x5, 115x5, 130x8 (+3)
Chins – 30lbs
OHP 50% - 80lbs
DL – 245x5, 285x5, 320x7 (+2)
Hanging Leg Raises – 5x15
DL 50% - 190lbs
Bench – 165x5, 190x5, 215x8 (+3)
Kroc Row – 85lbs
Bench 50% - 125lbs
Squat – 185x5, 210x5, 240x7 (+2)
Leg Curl - 100lbs
Squat 50% - 140lbs
Today - 3’s
OHP – 110x3, 125x3, 140x6 (+3)
Chins – 30lbs
OHP 50% - 80lbs
08-22-2013, 09:20 AM
Slept like a baby the last couple nights – ˝ scoop G8 with a scoop of BCAA/SAA works like a charm. I actually just throw the scoops in a cup, put water from the faucet in, just swish the cup (no actually stirring) & it mixed up pretty friggin good! The two apple flavors seem to complement each other (as I type this, sipping on a scoop of BCAA/SAA at work).
Flavor aside, let’s talk recovery – basically, I’ve been keeping a full schedule, lifting & training for Russia – extra cardio, mobility work, & prop/performance practice. I’m feeling great. Even catching a bit of fat loss. Just over 3 weeks out. Everything seems to be keeping up to task & a-ok! Grip is a bit weak in DL, but it’s getting hit pretty hard almost every day– weighted chins, DL & HLR, Kroc Rows, & practice.
DLs were ok but could’ve been better. I felt kinda rushed (for really no good reason). In turn, I kept coming over my toes. Actually took a step forward one rep. So wasn’t really in the groove at all & 340 just felt heavy, especially in my hands/fingers.
Made up for it today - Had an awesome bench session – worked on setting the arch, getting leg drive without butt lift – nailed 225x7: butt lifted just a touch on the last rep – huge improvement, I think. I gotta get a vid next week for sure.
2.5 hour performance tonight, only about an hour of fire. Plenty of practice & extra cardio! We are entertaining the incoming freshman for the university – should be an amusing evening. Hopefully I have time to get a bit of yoga or something before to loosen up.
DL – 265x3, 300x3, 340x5 (+2)
Hanging Leg Raise – BW x 15
DL –50% - 185lbs - 5x10
Bench – 175x3, 200x3, 225x7 (+4)
Kroc Row – 85lbs
Bench 50% - 125 – 5x10
08-22-2013, 09:25 AM
Solid work man, very nice.
08-22-2013, 09:39 AM
My wife's reading the book now, getting ready to start it.
08-22-2013, 10:42 AM
08-24-2013, 01:55 PM
Eh... sub par squat day ... wife popped into the room unexpectedly on my way down into the 3rd rep. Caught me by surprise, I got out of sorts, hips shot and I totally GM'ed the weight up. I had to rack it at 3, said bye to the wife, and then immediately went for another set of 3 to make up for it - not counting the extra reps but I can't say I legitimately stalled either. That was some crap... I was having trouble getting in the zone from lack of sleep and then that topped it off. Rest and food today, along with some house work, then getting the canoe out tomorrow, so maybe a rest weekend.
Squat – 200x3, 225x3, 235x3 x2
Leg Curl - 100lbs
Squat 50% - 140lbs
08-25-2013, 11:06 AM
Low - ceiling pro tip: duck when necessary ...
Loading weights on the bar, I backed up too far and cracked the back of my skull on the furnace return duct. Managed to draw blood even... Cleaned up and had a great OHP session, last set 150x3 went up relatively easy.
08-25-2013, 06:07 PM
and this is why you need a real workout area - gym or something
I don't know how you can maneuver in that lil box of a closet
08-25-2013, 10:04 PM
08-25-2013, 10:35 PM
is that why all the forests are burning? lol jk looks pretty kick ass man. nice work, and not to count out the photographer either. thanks for sharing.
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