Jim gets a month of R+R from the FREAKS over at Finaflex
- 08-14-2013, 11:11 AM
- 08-14-2013, 04:25 PM
- 08-14-2013, 05:16 PM
Food looks excellent Jim!Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast! - KLEEN
08-14-2013, 09:21 PM
ME Upper: Aug 14.
Pretty good session overall, went in with a goal for a triple and ended up exceeding it. Everything felt good today, a little bit of RC weakness during lateral raises, but I think it was just the way I was doing them. Lats had a few knots in them today, but they didn't take long to roll out and all my joints are feeling pretty good.
Pre: 4 caps Max Pump, 1.5 Scoop Jack3d Micro (1 BR + .5 LL), 1 Scoop Green Magnitude
Intra: 1 Scoop BCAA/SAA
Warm-up: Simple 6, Band Dislocations, Band No Monies, External Rotations work up to 205 x 3 Bench Press
Work: 225 x 3, 235 x 3
225 for 3 was actually a PR for a triple, and then obviously 235 was as well.
Neutral Grip DB OHP (1 arm at a time): 50 x 8 x 2, 55 x 7
a1. Pendlay Row: 185 x 5 x 4
a2. Low Pulley Face Pull: 120 x 10, 110 x 12 x 3 (
Dat Trap and Upper Back PUMP. O.o
b1. Rolling Tri Extension (against MM band): 20 x 8, 30 x 8 (just weight on bar, I have not a clue how much the bar is itself) Note: Hold against band at ******* for 1-2 seconds
b2. Lateral Raise: 30 x 6 x 2
Overall, it went well. This was my first time using the 1 Arm OHP as an assistance movement on a ME day, and I enjoyed it. The neutral grip was a bit awkward at first but it went well enough. The last rep of 55 was a bear with both arms, so that is good to see the left catching up.
Feeling pretty large today, planned to weigh in after training but I forgot. My "I'm Bigger" shirt fits a little snug now (it is an XL) so I can't say that I'm unhappy about that. Feeling good about the bench pressing right now, hopefully I'm well on my way to a 300 but only time will tell on that.
Slept pretty well last night, again had issues falling asleep (damn wife and her TV lol) and then the dogs got me up about an hour after I fell asleep when my younger brother got home. Woke up this morning at 1030ish and was feeling good, good energy and I got some house work done. The taste of the G8 is growing on me at this point and overall I'm feeling strong. I've only been back from the meet for a little over a week, but right now my recovery is fast. Not really tight that often (or as tight) and soreness was only a one time thing at the beginning of this log. Numbers are climbing steadily, and my conditioning is getting better.
Hopefully, I'll remember to weigh myself tomorrow after (or before) I train the legs for RE.
08-14-2013, 09:24 PM
It was good, I have some of the rice (and a very small amount of bell pepper) left over that I will probably mix my leftover taco meat with for lunch tomorrow
Tonight though, I eat spaghetti (with 90/10 this time)
08-15-2013, 05:33 AM
08-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Congrats on the PR Jim!
Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast! - KLEEN
08-16-2013, 12:21 AM
RE Lower today, my younger brother came with us today and he hasn't done legs since he played HS football; about 3-4 years ago.
Had to teach him how to squat, which he finally found a relatively comfortable way to do (by the final set) but it definitely took some time in the gym today. Taught him how to squat, got him decently comfortably doing GMs (but he still needs practice obviously), and how to hold the bar for the Front Squat.
He wasn't using a lot of weight today, but with time I'm sure he'll do alright.
Pre: 1 Scoop Green Magnitude, 3 caps Uncut, 4 caps Max Pump
Intra: 1 Scoop BCAA/SAA
Warm-up: Agile 8, Shoulder Over and Backs, Dislocates
Back Squat: work to 275 x 3
Work: 275 x 6, 315 x 6 x 2 (weights actually felt heavy today, took a little bit of practice to figure out my foot placement with the oly shoes for a back squat)
1st set at 315: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImQiF...ature=youtu.be
The second set actually went smoother, and felt better, than that set.
Front Squat Hold: 405 x 18 seconds, 495 x 4 seconds (495 was awful, I could tell right from the pickup that it wasn't gonna last long)
Good Morning: 225 x 5 x 2, 235 x 5, 245 x 5, 275 x 5 (PR? I think so, although I'm not sure. If not, it's gotta be fairly close)
Box Step Ups (about hip height?, didn't get the dimensions. Although, I think they were written on the box): 60 x 12 x 3 (30 per hand)
And done, got a good amount of work done, feeling tired.
Weighed in today at the end of the workout at 179, so now I just have to maintain this weight for 2 months LOL. Strength is up, even though I'm weighing less now than I did at the meet.
I don't plan to fight that kind of thing.
Gonna flip some tires, run some sprints, and do some farmer's carries tomorrow. I expect that I will be fairly sore tomorrow, but we shall see.
Feeling good right now so we'll see what happens tomorrow!
08-16-2013, 09:19 AM
08-16-2013, 10:36 AM
08-16-2013, 10:44 AM
Weight looks good bud. That was a pretty quick cut to 179. Now you have a couple of pounds on the high side to play with. Just figure out what maintenance is and stick with it. 181 was too easy.
08-16-2013, 11:36 AM
08-16-2013, 08:38 PM
He said he's not all that sore
And more importantly, I am surprisingly not sore today at all. Not even a little bit.
Did some work today (in the pouring rain, like a boss), and will update it when I get home.
08-16-2013, 09:31 PM
08-16-2013, 09:45 PM
All the training he's been doing over the past few years has been in the garage. Mostly upper body except for some weighted lunges and DB squats. (According to him).
He was going pretty light, like the weight my wife uses (which is pretty strong for a 115 lb woman, but not a 175 lb man) but I still expected a little more soreness.
08-16-2013, 11:28 PM
Headed to the gym and it was just starting to rain, went out back to the tires (and saw a bunch of stone blocks for block presses, and Atlas stones)
Anyway, no preworkout today or BCAA/SAA intra.
Tire Flip: x 8 flips x 2 (fast, got the heart rate up, may use the bigger tire next time)
Rain really started coming down then.
50M Sprint x 4
Soaked, and done.
Wanted to do more but the wife was ready to go so we left.
08-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Went in today to make up the workout that I missed yesterday (the gym closes at 6, I was not aware until I started getting ready to leave at 5:20...)
So I did my RE Upper today.
Pre: 1.25 Scoop Jack3d Micro, 4 Caps Max Pump, 1 Scoop Green Magnitude
Intra: 1/2 Scoop BCAA/SAA
Warm-up: Simple 6, Ext. Rotation with Band, Pull aparts, Bench Press: work up to 185
Work: 205 x 6 x 2, 215 x 6
Neutral Grip DB Bench: 60 x 10, 70 x 10
a1. Neutral Grip Pull-up: BW x 6 x 3
a2. High Pulley Face Pull: 80 x 10, 100 x 10, 120 x 10
Dat back/bicep pump!
Military Press: 135 x 5 x 2
Cross Body Hammer Curl: 20 x 20 (per arm, prehab stuff)
Squatting tomorrow, probably for 3. So I didn't do too much volume with the upper back, so that it isn't an issue tomrrow (or as little of an issue as possible)
08-18-2013, 05:34 PM
I mentioned it in another log, but last night without G8 I was dreaming a lot.
Like very memorable, more than 1 different dreams.
Which made me realize that I haven't been dreaming on nights that I have been using it.
08-18-2013, 10:45 PM
08-19-2013, 11:35 AM
08-19-2013, 11:41 AM
08-19-2013, 12:19 PM
I actually dreamt this morning too, after I woke up for the first time (and shut off my alarm).
I find that when I wake up for an alarm I have more mental clarity when using it, but still am able to fall right back to sleep (if I want to).
But, for some reason, when I do that I dream. Strange....
I've also been eating a decent amount of homemade chicken salad that I made a day or so ago.
It's awesome in a sandwich or on the vegetable wheat thin crackers I got yesterday.
08-19-2013, 12:36 PM
I tend to dream after I go back to sleep. Heck maybe I dream all the time but am only aware of them right before I wake or right after I go back to sleep for some reason. Most other GH products give pretty wild dreams but I don't always get them from G8, probably some of the direct sleep aids in it other than just GH inducing ingredients.
Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast! - KLEEN
08-19-2013, 12:48 PM
08-19-2013, 05:25 PM
everyone dreams when they sleep, period
some just have the ability (based mostly on deepness of dream within REM cycle) to remember some of what they dreamt, at least before it fades away usually in first few minutes of waking, but this varies of course from person to person..has nothing to do with G8, per se
now: there are some compounds, that DO affect the way & what you dream..any product containing melatonin, for instance, will give a great many ppl (myself inc) whack dreams, that make no sense..i don't think it still is enhancing the ability to "remember" actually, just impacting the content of such
sleep and dream cycles, are a very extensive and complex subject really
08-19-2013, 05:43 PM
08-19-2013, 11:07 PM
ME Lower today.
Warm up: Agile 8, Shoulder Over and Back/Dislocate
Pre: 3 Uncut, 4 Max Pump, 1 Scoop Green Magnitude
Work up to 315 x 3
Work sets: 365 x 3, 385 x 2 (failed 3rd), 385 x 2 (hit 3rd but it was shallow)
Videos in a few.
Note: Gonna start alternating wide stance (with vibrams) and close(er) stance with Oly Shoes.
Talk to some PLers, fix wife's form, continue working on brothers squat form (who says he actually ended up being sore all weekend)
Conv. Deads: 315 x 5 x 2
Talk to PLer, settle out training idealogy, get solid advice
Cont. 315 x 5
a1. Hypers: BWx 10, +25 x 10
a2. Lunges: BW x 16 x 2
Had some more stuff planned, but between the warmup and all of the coaching I was at the gym for a good 3 hours. Which is much too long for my tastes (2 is about my limit, 30 min warmup/1.5hr workout) Got some good info today, squats are feeling decently strong, and my sticking point is painfully apparent in the videos.
Gonna implement a little more conjugate rotation from this point forward (to try to push mine and my wifes squats a little farther) and to cut down on some of the CNS strain of alternating ME Squat/DL every week.
I used to (which some may notice from the log) but since the last meet I've been focusing on linear progression with the Squat/Bench/DL and it's slower than hitting a solid rotation of moves that will all help me be better.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
08-19-2013, 11:14 PM
08-19-2013, 11:22 PM
08-19-2013, 11:30 PM
08-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Oh yeah melatonin has been the source of many a twisted and unwanted dreamscape for me. Speaking of Dreamscape, awesome movie... Dennis Quaid, good stuff.
Squats look good even the "shallow" squat looked pretty much parallel or very close.
08-20-2013, 12:07 PM
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08-21-2013, 12:50 PM
08-21-2013, 01:44 PM
as I said, very common, this
on an off-note: JB, I dunno why, but everytime I see this thread updated in my subscriptions I "see"
Jim gets a mouth of R+R from the FREAKS over at Finaflex
that's pretty odd, too
08-21-2013, 01:52 PM
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