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    Eat, Train, Sleep: Athletix High Volume and Acute FX


    Welcome

    This sponsored log will chronicle my experience with Athletix High Volume and Acute FX as stacked pre-workout supplements.

    Both supplements will be dosed at recommended dosages, but because of the stellar profile for both products I’ve decided to buy an additional unit of each to extend this log to a full 40 day run.
    I hope that this will provide a more extensive feedback regarding the consistency and efficacy of these products, particularly when dealing with things like stimulant tolerance and gauging the ability of a pre-workout to accentuate endurance (and pumps) during weight training.


    History, Mentality, and Goals

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with my logs and logging style, I’ll note that the emphasis of my training is towards powerlifting. After several years of hypertrophy training (with goals for competitive bodybuilding), I’ve decided to make the transition towards a more strength-oriented approach and “end game” for my training.
    For those of you who have followed my logs at PHF—and to a lesser degree at AM—you will know that it’s been quite a road for me, full of ups, downs, and steps both forward and backwards. As with most things in life, however, honesty is the best policy. I have been a victim to both ego-lifting and a lack of proper knowledge base to varying degrees during my training career: but fortunately I have put both of these obstacles behind me, and can pursue my development with self-honesty and positivity.

    My long term goal is to compete in the ~180lbs weight class as a raw powerlifter (federation yet to be decided), though I plan on placing in a year or so more structured strength training before I begin. I am attracted to the test of physical and mental fortitude that powerlifting provides, and though I still maintain a “bodybuilder’s mentality” with regards to diet, conditioning, and proportions—slow, steady, and sustainable strength development are the means to my ends.

    The goal for this log is to employ the Athletix stack in the most productive and efficacious fashion possible: to produce positive progress both under the bar and in the mirror.


    Training

    I currently employ Wendler’s 5/3/1 for Powerlifting template, with the Simplest Strength Template as the basis for my major accessory work, after which I pursue a more “pump-oriented” approach until the end of my sessions. I prefer not to employ bands, chains, and other more specialized forms of equipment for my training.



    Notes and Gratitude

    I will be recording my exercises, weights moved, caloric consumption, and dietary content as per my usual logging protocol; I will also be posting image updates periodically.

    I want to thank the Athletix reps, particularly JudgementDay and wasme, for providing me with this opportunity, as well as all who follow, contribute, and engage one another (and myself) during the course of this log.



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    Starting Statistics

    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: ~170-171

    Here are the training (one-rep) maxes I will be working with for this cycle:
    BB Flat Bench-280
    BB Squat-370
    BB Overhead Press-180
    BB Deadlift-470

    These numbers are far from impressive. The greatest lag is with my squat, which I have regrettably lost much progress on due to "shallow" squatting for the bulk of my training career. Before I can even think about competing, I would like to attain 300/400/500 training max in the bench/squat/deadlift ratio, so as you can see I'm still a ways away!

    Here are some recent pictures, upper body is cold and quads are pumped:





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    Just a brief update, I was hoping the goods would have arrived on Monday but they're not here yet!
    Once they arrive I will begin logging my sessions.

    My thank to all who are following so far; hopefully this run finds the same success that we see in the other HV/AFX logs.
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    Speak of the devil, I came home to find these waiting for me:



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    Week One: Day One-Press Complex A
    --Power Movement--
    BB OHP: 125x3, 145x3, 160x3, 170x1, 175x1
    Extra Work: 145x5, 145x5
    --SST Movement--
    BB Flat Press: 170x8, 200x8, 225x6
    Extra Work: 205x5, 185x5
    --Accessories--
    Weighted Dips: +45x8, +45x8, +45x8
    DB Flat Press: 75x10, 75x10, 75x10
    DB Lateral Raise: 30x10, 35x10, 40x10
    Tricep Pressdown: 100 repetitions, mixed grips and attachments

    Off to a good start, I hit all of my numbers today and threw in some decent accessory work; now that I'm back at my local gym I will have to reorient some of my accessory choices to accommodate equipment (or lack thereof: damned leg press is out of order so I can't put it the unilateral work I enjoy).

    I mixed the AFX and HV powders together and found it to taste surprisingly as described: there is a definite "tart" or "tang" to the flavor particularly when paired with one another (Raspberry Lemonade AFX and Pink Lemonade HV). I mixed them in a highball/whiskey glass so I should have added more water to dilute things a bit. Pumps were excellent today but I expected as much given the HV profile. I have a somewhat high stimulant tolerance but the AF kept me going throughout the session. I'm excited to see what these products can do for me in the long-term, particularly HV and its ergogenic aids.

    Several days of graduation celebration meals/outings have left me well beyond my predetermined calorie surplus window, so I will be tightening things up as best I can to give myself a bit of a cushion for on-cycle bulking later in the year.

    Consumption:
    Meal A: 100g oats, 1 scoop casein, 1 scoop isolate
    Meal B: 100g oats, 2 scoop isolate, 2 whole eggs, assorted veggies
    Meal C: 100g turkey breast, 2 whole eggs, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, assorted veggies
    Meal D: 200g chicken breast, assorted veggies
    Meal E: 300g cottage cheese, 1 scoop isolate

    3080 cal, 80g fat, 255g carb, 335g prot
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    Week One: Day Two-Squat Complex
    --Power Movement--
    BB Squat: 260x3, 300x3, 335x3, 340x1, 345x1, 350x1
    --SST Movement--
    BB Deadlift: 285x8, 330x8, 375x8
    --Accessories--
    BB High-Bar Squat: 135x10, 185x10, 225x10
    Unilateral Leg Press (plates per side): 2x12, 2x12, 2x12
    Leg Extension: 100 repetitions total, alternate between bilateral/unilateral
    Weighted Hyperextensions: +45x12, +45x12, +45x12

    Great session today, I was stoked to hit those singles after the 90% work. I had an old former powerlifter/bodybuilder watching my form and it was enlightening. I've been so worried about my depth I end up going almost ATG for the bulk of my sets--I'm still looking for my groove with the movement. I dosed the HV and AFX a bit further from my session today and it did make a difference as far as synchronizing the "kick" with my working sets was concerned. A heavier water intake during dosing also helped.

    And for today's consumption:
    Meal A: 100g oats, 1 scoop casein, 1 scoop isolate
    Meal B: 1 scoop isolate, 100g chicken breast, 2 whole eggs, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, assorted veggies
    Meal C: 100g oats, 1 scoop casein, 1 scoop isolate
    Meal D: 200g chicken breast, assorted veggies
    Meal E: 300g cottage cheese, 1 scoop isolate

    3080 cal, 80g fat, 255g carb, 335g prot

    (Yes, you're reading that correctly. I ate the same exact thing/macros as yesterday)
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    Week One: Day Three-Press Complex B
    --Power Movement--
    BB Flat: 195x3, 225x3, 250x3, 270x1, 280x1
    Extra Work: 225x5, 185x5, 135x5
    --SST Movement--
    BB OHP: 105x8, 130x8, 165x5
    --Accessories--
    Weighted Dips: +35x10, +35x10, +35x10
    HS Incline Press: 45x10, 55x10, 55x10

    Technically I wasn't supposed to train today, but given that this week was truncated by Tuesday's delivery of the AFX/HV I felt that I would put the ergogenic aids in HV to the test by hitting the flat bench. The results speak for themselves: 280 is my estimated training max and I was able to hit it despite only one day's rest between training the delt-tri-pectoral chain on Wednesday. Needless to say, I am excited to see what happens with strength as the log goes on.

    Tomorrow, depending on how I'm feeling, will be a back/biceps session as per my schedule. Sunday will be a much needed off day before I begin my "3x5 week" on Monday. Thanks to all who are still following!

    Consumption:
    Meal A: 80g oats, 1 scoop isolate, 1 scoop casein
    Meal B: 1 scoop isolate, 200g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, assorted veggies
    Meal C: 80g oats, 1 scoop isolate, 1 scoop casein, 30g pistachios
    Meal D: 200g chicken breast, 30g pistachios, assorted veggies
    Meal E: 400g cottage cheese, 1 scoop casein

    3005 cal, 85g fat, 226g carb, 335g protein
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    This log is looking great man! Congrats on the PR!
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    Looking strong in here man - you know we have extremely similar totals & individual numbers (bp 285, sq 445, dl 535 here), & I know how heavy that 165x5 OHP is for us - especially after such a heavy single.

    Awesome work! The Athletix ain't hurtin' any, that's for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgementDay View Post
    This log is looking great man! Congrats on the PR!
    Thank you sir; I'm gunning for a 300 bench press within the coming 8 weeks or so, at ~170lbs I think that wouldn't be too shabby.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Looking strong in here man - you know we have extremely similar totals & individual numbers (bp 285, sq 445, dl 535 here), & I know how heavy that 165x5 OHP is for us - especially after such a heavy single.

    Awesome work! The Athletix ain't hurtin' any, that's for sure!
    You were not kidding about the OHP's earlier in my inter-cycle log, I don't think I've ever encountered such a taxing lift whether working with reps or singles. I'm quite jealous that you've broken the 200lb barrier with yours, it gives me encouragement to keep pushing! I will say that the OHP has done wonders for for my delt-pec tie-in as well as for trapezius thickness.
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    Yeah 300 at 170 is pretty damn impressive. I felt really athletic when I was hitting 260 at 170, 300 is beast mode man!
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    Week One: Day Four-Pull Complex B
    Weighted Chins- +50x5, +70x5, +70x4, +70x4, +45x5
    DB Row- 100x10, 120x10, 120x10, 120x8, 120x5
    Unilateral Hammer Curl-30x8, 40x8, 40x8, 40x8
    Cable Upright Row-100 repetitions, ascending/descending weight up to 120lbs
    Cable Lat Pulldown-100 repetitions, ascending/descending weight up to 130lbs

    Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket. I had some of the greatest pumps in a while today, I'd even say they were comparable to those I've experienced while on cycle. My back has always been my "showpiece" muscle and I have a great genetic disposition for width and thickness, so naturally it has become my favorite group to train. "Pull Complex B" is distinguished from the "A" variant in that it is an all-out back/biceps session, where as the "A" complex deals with deadlifts and the posterior chain.

    I will be taking tomorrow off as it is much needed, and on Monday I will begin a full week of sessions and inaugurate an 8-week attempt to recomp and build strength with some dietary modifications, and of course, HV/AFX as my pre-workout stack.

    Consumption:
    Meal A-100g oats, 1 scoop isolate, 1 scoop casein
    Meal B-200g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, assorted veggies
    Meal C-100g chicken breast, 100g turkey breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 200g greek yogurt
    Meal D-400g cottage cheese, 2 scoop casein, 35g peanut butter, assorted veggies

    3005 cal, 65g fat, 265g carb, 340g prot
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    Week Two: Day One-Press Complex A
    --Power Movement--
    BB Flat: 185x5, 210x5, 240x5
    Extra Work: 205x5, 185x5, 135x5
    --SST Movement--
    BB OHP: 110x10, 130x10, 135x5/5
    --Accessories--
    Weighted Dips: +35x10, +35x10, +35x10
    DB Flat: 70x10, 70x10, 70x10
    Cable Chest Flye: 100 repetitions, stagnant weight (45 lbs)
    Tricep Pressdowns: 100 repetitions, undulating weights, mixed grips

    After last weeks successes I will say I'm rather beat up; 185 felt like 225 in my hands today, though I blame that on my lack of sleep. Regardless, I got the repetitions out by hook or crook. I've decided to split my original Press Complex A (a chest-back split) into two components, meaning that my split will now be something akin to (Press, Squat, Pull) on a rotating cycle with one day of rest per three days of training. I will compensate by upping my calories and restricting the amount of assistance work done per session, particularly during the back-biceps sessions. Hopefully this will allow me to focus more on the major movements.

    Consumption:
    Meal A-80g oats, 1 scoop casein, 1 scoop isolate
    Meal B-200g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 100g cottage cheese, 1 scoop isolate, assorted veggies
    Meal C-80g oats, 1 scoop casein, 1 scoop isolate, 32g peanut butter, assorted veggies
    Meal D-100g chicken breast, assorted veggies
    Meal E-200g cottage cheese, 1 scoop casein, 32g peanut butter

    3195 cal, 95g fat, 245g carb, 340g prot
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    I've had those days too, get under the bench and 185 feels like 225. Lack of sleep will do it.
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    Week Two: Day Three-Squat Complex
    --Power Movement--
    BB Squat: 240x5, 280x5, 315x5
    --SST Movement--
    BB Deadlift: 300x10, 330x10, 355x10
    --Accessories--
    Unilateral Leg Press: 180x8, 270x8, 290x8
    Leg Extension: 100 repetitions, ascending/descending pyramid

    Had to make things brief today but got all the numbers in; having some more experienced trainees around to watch my squat form is helping quite a bit. Over the past few weeks I had been somewhat "overcorrecting" for my previously shallow squatting by hitting an exaggerated depth, which while fine in and of itself does nothing for my total and needs to be moderated so that I can be more familiar with the "groove" of my squats. Nonetheless, work continues and I'm looking forward to next weeks 5/3/1 requirements.

    Consumption:
    Meal A-80g oats, 1 scoop isolate, 1 scoop casein
    Meal B-200g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 100g cottage cheese, 1 scoop isolate, assorted veggies
    Meal C-1 scoop isolate, 1 scoop casein, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 32g peanut butter
    Meal D-300g cottage cheese, 60g pistachios, assorted veggies
    Meal E-200g chicken breast assorted veggies

    3250 cal, 88g fat, 253g carb, 355g prot

    I need to get a handle on the intake! For some reason I've just felt like a furnace lately, especially for fats.
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    Nice deads! after squats too!
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    Week Two: Day Three-Pull Complex
    Weighted Chins: +45x5, +70x5, +70x5, +75x3, +75x3
    DB Row: 100x10, 120x8, 120x8, 120x8
    --
    DB Hammer Curl: 30x8, 40x8, 50x6, 40x8, 30x8
    HS Seated Row (plates per side): 2x12, 2.5x10, 3x10, 3.5x6
    --
    Upright Row: 100 repetitions, ~100-110lbs
    Bilateral Cable Curl: 100 repetitions, undulating weights for pump work

    Turns out splitting the original chest/back combination into two separate days was not the best idea! I've been feeling heavily fatigued as of late but I think it has more to do with sleep issues and other stressors. Certainly, as I'm training (aside from today) I feel like I can handle everything--and I haven't missed any of my lifts or numbers--but I believe my body is giving me a hint that it requires some down time. I may take this weekend off as I'm very much focused on not only hitting, but surpassing next weeks 5/3/1 percentages and getting a better sense of what my "true" 1RMs are.

    I've decided that beginning on August 18th, I will begin a 12-week endeavor devoted to the following goals: a 300lb bench, a 400lb squat, a 500lb deadlift, and a 175lb bodyweight with reasonable/regulated fat gains.

    While I've either surpassed (bench) or edged near (deadlift) these numbers during previous on-cycle phases, hitting them not only naturally but with competition-form (i.e. all the technicalities in place) is my primary objective. Perhaps my strength is in fact closer to these numbers than I believe it to be, but I want to make this endeavor slow, sustainable, and solid. A "fluke" lift here or there does me nothing in the long run, I need to dominate these loads and make them mine.

    If these goals can be met, I will then transition from this inter-phase cycle into my next PH/DS run. If not, I will refrain from cycling until then.

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    Meal A-80g oats, 1 scoop isolate, 1 scoop casein
    Meal B-1 scoop isolate, 200g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 100g cottage cheese, assorted veggies
    Meal C-2 scoop isolate, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 32g peanut butter, assorted veggies
    Meal D-4 whole eggs, assorted veggies
    Meal E-200g turkey thigh, 100g cottage cheese, assorted veggies

    3045 cal, 85g fat, 230g carb, 340g protein
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    Damn 100 rep set, ouch! Those would be some hardcore pumps with High Volume and 100 rep set of curls.
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    Week Two: Days Three and Four-Press Complex B and Pull Complex B

    Training has been somewhat hectic for the past few days; yesterday's press complex (OHP-centric) went well but I opted for pump work as DOMS has been somewhat exaggerated for me recently. This morning I went in for deadlifts only to find to no available collars because (1) gym members have been stealing them, (2) this has caused the need for a "check-out" system whereby you give your keys as collateral for a pair of collars, (3) people are still stealing the collars despite this system, and (4) a woman was using the only available pair for her 30lb EZ-Bar skullcrushers.

    Needless to say, I was pissed; I don't re-rack my weights, clean up my chalk, and pay monthly to be told that my own damned gym--a corporate/commercial gym, at that--cannot provide collars for the safety of its members (though I'm not so much as mad with the gym as I am with the *******s who are stealing them).

    Long story short, I eventually got a hold of some collars but the "feel" of the session had been lost, I did some pump work and hit my 5-rep requirements (up to 410x5) for 5/3/1 and left.

    I do believe I will take tomorrow and Sunday off aside from cardio and calves training, so that I can be fresh for Monday's max-effort week and inaugurate this little quest I'm on to gain 5 lean-as-possible lbs in 12 weeks and to hit a 300/400/500 training max for the bench/squat/deadlift.

    I will say though that High Volume has been an absolute blast when it comes to my pump training!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPLocal View Post
    Week Two: Days Three and Four-Press Complex B and Pull Complex B


    Needless to say, I was pissed; I don't re-rack my weights, clean up my chalk, and pay monthly to be told that my own damned gym--a corporate/commercial gym, at that--cannot provide collars for the safety of its members (though I'm not so much as mad with the gym as I am with the *******s who are stealing them).

    I will say though that High Volume has been an absolute blast when it comes to my pump training!
    That is crazy. Surprises me the lengths people will go... or maybe it doesn't anymore..

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    Tearing it up in here. People are idiots.
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    So in the interests of full disclosure...I hit the gym this morning and worked up to 320x1, 355x1, and 370x1 on squats...after pulling 410x5 on Saturday.

    And I may or may not have just eaten 2 scoops of Trutein, 4 tbsp peanut butter, and an unfathomable amount of my cousin's birthday cake.

    I'd feel guilty about it, but a man can only eat his chicken breasts and veggies for so long!

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    Tearing it up in here. People are idiots.
    Yeah brother, it really frustrates me. I'm going to have to invest in a pair of collars now and that money could have been put elsewhere.
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    Week Three: Day One-Press Complex A
    --Power Movement--
    BB Flat: 210x5, 240x3, 270x1, 280x1
    --SST Movements--
    BB OHP: 120x5, 135x5, 155x5
    BB CGBP: 180x5, 210x5, 235x3
    --Volume Work--
    Weighted Dips: +35x10, +45x8, +45x8
    DB Flat: 70x10, 75x10, 80x10
    Cable Flye: 50 repetitions, undulating weights/grips
    Cable Pressdown: 50 repetitions, undulating weights/grips

    Looks like yesterday's carb-up really brought the strength out for me today: the 280 went up nice and smooth, feeling much better than when I originally hit it.

    I've been getting an increasing amount of compliments lately on my size, and though my bodyfat is a bit higher than I would prefer it to be my lats, delts, and trapezius thickness/width have increased proportionally and I'm retaining my v-taper.

    Current weight is 172lbs, which is the heaviest I've ever been while natty. After hitting the 370 squat yesterday I'm right on track to attain the goals I seek.
    It is time, however, to dial in the calories a bit and perhaps attempt to recomp or bulk at a slower pace. I'm going to attempt some carb cycling experiments with my macros beneath an overall intake of ~3000kcal, which puts me at a ~300kcal surplus from maintenance.

    But we are off to a great start with this little quest I'm on to bench 300lbs; I'm excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPLocal View Post
    Week Two: Days Three and Four-Press Complex B and Pull Complex B

    Training has been somewhat hectic for the past few days; yesterday's press complex (OHP-centric) went well but I opted for pump work as DOMS has been somewhat exaggerated for me recently. This morning I went in for deadlifts only to find to no available collars because (1) gym members have been stealing them, (2) this has caused the need for a "check-out" system whereby you give your keys as collateral for a pair of collars, (3) people are still stealing the collars despite this system, and (4) a woman was using the only available pair for her 30lb EZ-Bar skullcrushers.

    Needless to say, I was pissed; I don't re-rack my weights, clean up my chalk, and pay monthly to be told that my own damned gym--a corporate/commercial gym, at that--cannot provide collars for the safety of its members (though I'm not so much as mad with the gym as I am with the *******s who are stealing them).

    Long story short, I eventually got a hold of some collars but the "feel" of the session had been lost, I did some pump work and hit my 5-rep requirements (up to 410x5) for 5/3/1 and left.

    I do believe I will take tomorrow and Sunday off aside from cardio and calves training, so that I can be fresh for Monday's max-effort week and inaugurate this little quest I'm on to gain 5 lean-as-possible lbs in 12 weeks and to hit a 300/400/500 training max for the bench/squat/deadlift.

    I will say though that High Volume has been an absolute blast when it comes to my pump training!

    As if they won't just get some extra collars, that sucks people are taking them.
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    Week Three: Day Two-Pull Complex A
    --Power Movements--
    BB Deadlift: 355x5, 400x3, 450x1, 485xMissed, 475x1
    Weighed Chins: +55x5, +70x5, +80x3, +80x3
    --SST Movement--
    BB Squat: 240x5, 280x5, 315x5
    DB Row: 120x8, 120x8, 120x8
    --Volume Work--
    Leg Press: 450x12, 450x12, 500x12, 550x8
    Lat Pulldown: 50 repetitions, alternating grips/weights
    Cable Upright Row: 50 repetitions, alternating grips/weights

    Another PR set today!

    I got a bit greedy and tried to pull 485, but stalled out at the knees and had to drop it. No worries though, as my training max is set at 470 for this cycle and to surpass it after a miss is very encouraging for me.

    Squats, chins, and rows afterwards were more or less a pain in the ass given my fatigue but everything was done.

    Thus far I'm off to a great start with my pre-cycle strength goals, I plan on utilizing the cycle itself for body composition changes and to make some nice and sustainable strength gains. If I can manage to hit 300 on the bench (I am somewhat obsessed with this number) prior to that, a constructive run would certainly net me a 315 which could very well be sustained after PCT. Of course, the squat and deadlift need equivalent--if not greater--attention but I know what I need to do with these lifts and that it is within my grasp. Pressing movements have always been my weak point, and years of pseduo-training have set me back quite a bit from where I could be.

    Other than that, I'm beginning to run low on my HV/AFX but I've purchased another tub of each to see this log through: if I can set further PRs and Athletix can accompany me, I think its a win-win for everyone.

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    Meal B-1 scoop isolate, 200g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 100g cottage cheese, assorted veggies
    Meal C-1 scoop isolate, 100g chicken breast, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, assorted veggies
    Meal D-200g cottage cheese, 4 tbsp peanut butter
    Meal E-150g turkey breast, assorted veggies

    3138kcal, 82g fat, 245g carb, 355g protein
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    Congrats on the Deadlift PR!
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    Week Three: Day Three-Press Complex B
    --Power Movement--
    BB Flat: 210x5, 240x3, 275x1, 285xMissed, 285x1
    Extra Work: 250x3, 225x5, 185x5
    --SST Movement--
    BB OHP: 120x5, 140x5, 160x3/2
    BB CGBP: 185x5, 210x5, 225x3
    --Volume Accessories--
    DB Flat: 75x10, 80x10, 80x8
    DB Lateral Raise: 30x10, 30x10, 30x10
    Cable Upright Row: 100 repetitions at 100-110lbs

    Decided to hit the flat press today instead of my scheduled OHP; my primary concern is developing my bench so I opted to go through a 5/3/1 scheme again and instead apply 5lbs to my OHP training max, and work within the SST ranges at those higher percentages. The way I see it, the best way to get a bigger bench is to bench more, so I may retain this scheme for the next several weeks (along with concurrent SST work done with the OHP, which is admittedly a hassle).

    The next challenge this week will be tomorrow's squatting endeavor, hopefully I can surpass the 370 mark. My legs and arms were blasted this morning from yesterday's farmer's carries (my new cardio "routine").

    I hit a solid breakfast outing with my father and brother after training, I kept it clean but enjoyed myself a bit with a sizable buckwheat pancake for carbs. Because I cannot gauge the calorie count of the meal (a greek salad, chicken breast, and the pancake), I will refrain from attempting a calorie count for today. My other meals have been par the course as usual.
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    Week Three: Day Four-Squat Complex
    --Power Movement--
    BB Squat: 280x5, 315x3, 350x1, 370x1, 380x1 390xMissed
    --SST Movement--
    BB Deadlift: 315x5, 360x5, 410x5
    --Volume Accessories--
    HS Leg Press: 360x12, 450x12, 540x10, 590x8
    Leg Extension: 100 repetitions, undulating weights and bi/uni-lateral movement
    Hamstring Curl: 100 repetitions, undulating weights and bi/uni-lateral movement

    Another PR set, and although I missed the 390 I did manage to get out of the hole so I know it isn't too distant from my grasp.
    I'm really pleased with how this week has gone, and I'm closer than I had imagined to the numbers I'm trying to obtain. I will keep my nose to the grindstone through these next 3-4 weeks in the hopes of hitting further PR's before this log wraps up!

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    Those are some sick numbers... the 100's reps must be killer
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    Those are some sick numbers... the 100's reps must be killer
    I try to take as little rest as possible, but at times the pump (especially for quads and triceps) is such that I cant physically move with full ROM, so I have to wait a minute or two. I credit that to the High Volume, most definitely.

    My numbers are decent (excluding the squat) for my bodyweight but if I'd like to compete in the 181s, well I've got a long way to go to put respectable totals up in that category! But as long as I keep at it, I can stay positive.
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    Great updates, looks like your on a roll with PR's!
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    Decimating these lifts. Like Wasme said, 100 total reps on the iso leg work is brutal anytime, let alone w/ a pump product. Bet you're feeling good with that 380 squat under your belt, all the way to parallel

    Kinda been going thru the same thing, re-setting maxes thru parallel (although my current max at 445 was all the way thru, no doubt).

    If you're getting stuck after coming out of the hole, consider good mornings, hip thrusts/glute bridges, or high box squats where you sit back to break your kinetic chain, then lean forward & explode up. GM's if lower back strength to stay chest up is the issue, the bridges if hip strength to extend knees is lacking, & the high-box if you just kinda need to get stronger all around for that area. I'd only bother with this accessory supplementation though if you feel you're really out of balance between out-of-hole strength & midway drive-thru strength. Otherwise, just keep squating
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    Week Four: Day One-Press Complex A
    --Power Movement--
    BB Flat Press: 210x3, 235x3, 260x3, 275x1, 280x1, 280x1
    --SST Movements--
    BB OHP: 115x8, 135x8, 155x3/3/3
    BB CGBP: 165x8, 195x8, 225x5/3
    --Volume Accessories--
    DB Flat: 75x10, 85x10, 75x10, 70x10
    Dips: BWx10, BWx10, BWx10
    Cable Flye: 50 repetitions, undulating weight
    Cable Pressdown: 50 repetitions, undulating weight

    I don't have much to say about this session other than hell yeah. 280 feels easier and easier with each attempt.
    I'm considering swapping out the BB OHP on Press Complex B and replacing it with the CGBP as a primary (retaining OHP as an SST movement, followed by flat pressing). Of course, three consecutive barbell movements takes a lot out of me by the time my accessories come around, but since progress is being made I will retain it.

    Consumption:
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    Meal B: 1 scoop isolate, 4 whole eggs, 4 pcs ezekiel bread, 150g greek yogurt
    Meal C: 4 whole eggs, 150g greek yogurt, 2 pcs ezekiel bread, assorted veggies
    Meal D: 1 quest bar, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 2 pcs ezekiel bread
    Meal E: 200g chicken breast, 100g steak, 100g cottage cheese

    3145 cal, 105g fat, 250g carb, 300g prot

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Decimating these lifts. Like Wasme said, 100 total reps on the iso leg work is brutal anytime, let alone w/ a pump product. Bet you're feeling good with that 380 squat under your belt, all the way to parallel

    Kinda been going thru the same thing, re-setting maxes thru parallel (although my current max at 445 was all the way thru, no doubt).

    If you're getting stuck after coming out of the hole, consider good mornings, hip thrusts/glute bridges, or high box squats where you sit back to break your kinetic chain, then lean forward & explode up. GM's if lower back strength to stay chest up is the issue, the bridges if hip strength to extend knees is lacking, & the high-box if you just kinda need to get stronger all around for that area. I'd only bother with this accessory supplementation though if you feel you're really out of balance between out-of-hole strength & midway drive-thru strength. Otherwise, just keep squating
    I'd say my squat as a whole needs work, but certainly keeping the chest up and creating a powerful knee extension are key; unfortunately I train at a commercial gym (in fact, I found out today that the manager is looking for me because chalk is evidently a "safety hazard"....the ****?), so I need to incorporate assistance lifts that require the least amount of "specialized" equipment (boxes, bands, unique barbells, etc). I suppose you can say I take heavily from Lilly's opinion on the matter. Good mornings and rack pulls are on my list, however, big changes to my routine will be occuring in the upcoming weeks as I get more and more used to a "power" orientation with training. Lord knows I still want some more size, though the two are not mutually exclusive.
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    Another sick update!
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    Week Four: Day Two-Pull Complex A
    Weighted Chin-Ups: +45x5, +70x5, +80x3
    DB Row: 100x10, 100x10, 100x10, 100x10
    Cable Straight-Arm Pulldown: 100x10, 120x10, 130x10
    Cable Curl, Unilateral: 30x15, 40x15, 50x15
    DB Hammer Curl: 30x10, 30x10, 35x10, 40x6
    Lat Pulldown, Close-Grip: 100 repetitions, undulating weights and alternating close/wide grips

    Quick session today; I was supposed to squat but things felt "off" during warmups and I could tell my body was not in the mood for it. Instead I opted to throw in a back session, as we all can use some more back training anyways.

    I've made the decision, however, to end this log once this week concludes; I train a minimum of 5 days-per-week, but at times have gone as often as 6 days-per-week over the course of this log (including cardio, extra and unrecorded back sessions, all of which include HV/AFX dosing). As such, I've burned through my HV/AFX tub rather quickly. Although I have a second tub of each on hand (yes, it's that enjoyable), I don't think there is a need to turn this log into an 8-12 week ordeal. Although, considering this in a more roundabout way, it is to the credit of these products that I've been able to train with intensity so frequently over the past four weeks or so: setting multiple PR's in the process and exceeding my given numbers for 5/3/1.

    My plan is to log until the month's end, and insert my concluding thoughts into an earlier post (the one with the HV/AFX tub image).

    I've also got some more recent physique images, should anyone be interested in viewing them.
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