Recovery - the FinalFlex way
- 08-12-2013, 06:39 PM
- 08-12-2013, 06:42 PM
- 08-12-2013, 06:44 PM
I can tell you this much, 5-3-1 wouldn't work without the deload. I'm at the stage where I'm pulling 2.3 times my body weight on my LIGHT weeks, and I don't really consider any of my workouts light anymore. My joints, muscles, CNS, and overall well being would be down the drain in a few months at this point without them. At first you can skip them or alternate cycles, but either the weight or your personal limits will push you, it's just a matter of when. Putting in solid work at ~55-65% and focusing on your form and assistance weak points during the deload week goes a long way towards making big gains during the normal training cycle.Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023
08-12-2013, 06:53 PM
08-12-2013, 07:04 PM
I've had a lot of guys lately ask me how I've increased my strength so much over the past 6 months, etc. I always answer honestly, tell them I workout 1 day less than I used to, do less sets and reps than I used to, and work a lot harder at the work I put in, focusing on small gains every session and maximum recovery. Guys say oh yeah, really? But I doubt they believe me. It really is a great program and a solid formula for success. I'm going into my 7th cycle and nothing has plateaued and gains have been solid. I never had a real program before, I played around with a few but never really liked them, but I like the simplicity mixed with the rigidity of this program. I know what I am supposed to do every workout, and I have to do it. not guessing or making up weights or reps or doing whatever I feel like. And no overcomplicated workouts and endless sets and reps of mediocre exercises that don't really develop long term strength or size gains.
08-12-2013, 07:05 PM
08-12-2013, 07:08 PM
I used to do that program too. It only got me to a 525 deadlift tho LOL.
08-12-2013, 07:11 PM
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roughly 2/3 scoop G8 last night - I was out like a light & didn't wake up until my alarm. It was magnificent! We were both feeling tired kinda early, so instead of veggin on the couch, took my G8 & hit the hay. The taste isn't anything I'd sip on & savor, but not really the point of it either. Woke up feeling like a million bucks this morning!
08-13-2013, 10:07 PM
08-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Milestone for the day: according to the sheets Iím working out for my next 531 cycle, my big 3 total finally hit 1000lbs (theoretically at least) Ė 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 & Iím ready to get back at it. Now if the air didnít suck around here, maybe I could breathe out of nose again. Weight has been holding steady at 180 Ėmirror shows more muscle & less fat, I guess Iím ok with that. Iíve 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 Ė getting nervous/excited Ė I think the itinerary said something like 15hours in the air from here to PermÖ. Long way from home.
Definitely enjoying G8 & BCAA/SAA Ė especially together. The nights I donít take G8 Ė Iíve noticed a big difference in how ďzonked outĒ I get. Iíll wake up a time or 2 thru the night usually, not with G8 Ė sorta like the difference between setting a computer to sleep vs turning it completely off.
BCAA/SAA Ė Iíve 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. Iíve tried intraworkout a couple times, but I donít think my workouts are long enough to notice anything really intra. Sometimes Iíll throw a scoop in with my pre. The texture is very smooth Ė some BCAAs Iíve had have been pretty gritty. This will settle a bit, but a quick shake mixes it right back up.
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.
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
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