Tyler's gettin' CRAZY! X-Factor Advanced AND Anabeta Elite
09-19-2013 03:10 AM
Well, it is a 4-day weekend and I am hoping to get out of the city for awhile, so I am going to move legs to today, and do my pushing workout tomorrow (freeing up my weekend). Will post legs report soon
09-19-2013 07:19 AM
OK guys here is the legs day breakdown:
I woke up today at 11 and dose 2 ABE and then drank a shake with 2 servings of Ultimate Flurry protein (50g protein, 12 g carbs, 10g fats I think is what that would equal) plus a small banana and half a cup of oats. I was planning on hitting the gym around 1:30...I was wrong. I kept having little tasks assigned to me by the wife because some of her family was coming over. I didn't get to the gym until 4 or 4:30. The bad part is that I hadn't eaten anything since that first shake, and I hadn't dosed my other 2 ABE yet. I dosed my GMS/GPLC/XFA with my PWO drink and I was off. Cardio reflected a lower energy level, as I burned fewer calories than normal (about 5-7% decrease). I decided I wasn't going to make excuses, and got on the rack. Last Saturday, I really impressed myself by getting 8 reps with 90KG. I decided that I was going to do better today. I was going to get 9 reps if it killed me. I kept perfect form, pushed my feet into the ground as hard as I could, and didn't quit until I felt like my body was going to explode. Incredibly, I was able to push 12 reps! Not a bad increase for 5 days . After that, I was spent. I rested for a nice long 4-5 min before attempting my second set. I was only able to get 8 on the second set, and I almost couldn't get the last one up. Luckily I just barely managed to not kill myself and I re-racked. After that I did a rest-paused calf exercise and some split-stance stiff-legged dead lifts. I am not sure if I did the deadlifts right, because I was able to do a decent amount of weight, even though it's supposed to be a one-leg exercise. I will continue to study video to get my form right on them. Here are the numbers:
Squat: 90KG x 12, 8
Seated, plate-loaded calf raise: 60KG x 10-4-4
Split stance stiff-legged dead lifts (on a trap bar): 80KG x 10 (each leg)
I took my last two ABE, drove home, dosed some yellow gold, and cooked a nice feast of ~half a pound of chicken with 1.5 whole wheat tortillas. I am feeling really good now. Overall, my weight is about the same, but I am looking leaner and fuller. Hopefully weight will start dropping soon, as I think even if I add a few KG of muscle, I could still look better around 84 (or even less). The strength increases that are already apparent are impressive and hopefully a small sign of what's to come.
09-19-2013 11:10 AM
Nice updates in here. Sounds like things are moving along very nicely and it hasn't even been a week yet. Wait until about the middle/ end of week 2!
09-19-2013 01:01 PM
Dude I can't wait! Even if nothing changes and this is as intense as it gets, I am more than satisfied! This is definitely more intense than ABE alone felt this early...and ABE alone is already freakin strong!
Originally Posted by kbayne
09-19-2013 02:20 PM
ABE + ArA is the best natty stack there is hands down. Doesn't get any better.
Originally Posted by tyrub42
09-19-2013 03:34 PM
I concur. Stuff is epic. I need to use them together again.
Originally Posted by kbayne
Don't miss out on the next deal:
09-19-2013 03:55 PM
I'm counting the days down to run them again.
Originally Posted by bolt10
09-21-2013 01:05 PM
I am getting stronger faster than I could have imagined. It has only been a little over a week, but I am already feeling a huge difference from the beginning of this log. My numbers today, compared with my numbers from only 5 days ago, are crazy. Weights felt lighter in general. 80s felt like 60s while I was benching. Compare these numbers to my last chest/shoulders/triceps day:
(dumbbell exercises list the weight of one dumbbell, not the combined weight of both)
Dumbbell flat bench: 80lbs x 10-4-2
Dumbbell shoulder press: 60lbs x 8-2-2
Upright row: 48.5KG x 11-5-4
Skull crushers: 48.5KG x 7-3-2
Dumbbell side raise: 40lbs x 6 drop set to 15lbs x 15
Dumbbell front raise: 40lbs x 9 drop set to 15lbs x 24
That amount of improvement in under a week is insane. I don't remember ever getting 10 reps on a set with 80s in my life. I am still pretty much in shock.
I haven't been eating too well in all honesty, but I am looking bigger, fuller, and a bit more cut up. I am still not experiencing any [extra] joint pain, and any joint issues I had at the beginning of this log have continued to improve. Finishing my ABE dosing early in the day is eliminating the sleep issues that I get from anacyclus for the most part, combined with GABA, Ghenerate, and sleep meds when necessary. I will stay out of BJJ for another few days at least, probably a week...I will stay away as long as I can but no promises on how long that will be. My ab/rib injury still gets sore once in awhile but feels much better and doesn't get irritated when lifting. Monday is another pulling workout...excited to see what happens .
09-23-2013 11:23 AM
Pulling day report:
I will try to keep this short (especially since I believe only 2 people are following this log so far and I don't want them to get bored already ). I moved up in weight for all of my repeated exercises, since I am feeling stronger and stronger lately). Despite moving up in weight, I pumped out almost the same number of reps as I did the last time I did these exercises .
Bent-over row: 105KG x 7-3-3
Super wide grip pull downs: 96 KG x 7-3-3 (The guy who I asked to help me pull the bar down until I could lock my legs in tried to spot me on the second and third part of my RP set...he had the best of intentions, but it did screw up my focus a bit)
Cable curl: 140lbs x 7-3-3
Hammer curl: 35 lb dumbbells x 8-3-3
Cardio was ok; I think I underdosed my PWO a bit today or maybe it's just a Monday thing, but I felt like I could have used a bit more pep in my step. Didn't let that stop me though.
My ab/back is feeling 99% better but I still stayed out of BJJ today so that I wouldn't make the same mistake twice (no promises about Wednesday, though).
Since I didn't go to BJJ and had extra time at the end of my workout, I did some L-seat pullups. Then I still didn't feel like leaving, so I did a few sets of face pulls. Then I still didn't feel like leaving, so I did a few sets of an exercise I just learned from a Taiwanese guy on saturday when you get into a bent-over row posture with a super wide underhand grip, keep your elbows locked, and squeeze your shoulder blades together (supposed to work lower traps and all the inner back muscles). Then I still didn't want to leave, so I did some light rack pulls...then some medium rack pulls...then some heavy rack pulls...after pulling 170KG I realized I wasn't doing a great job of cooling down, so I stretched and left. On the way out, I realized that my heaviest rack pull ever was 180KG...I got almost to that AFTER I HAD JUST DONE A FULL INTENSE BACK WORKOUT...WITHOUT EVEN NOTICING! Am I satisfied with my mindset for today's workout? Not completely. Am I satisfied with my progress so far on this log? Abso-freakin-lutely!
09-23-2013 12:29 PM
I will say that as a long time lurker before I started posting on here.....just because people don't comment doesn't mean there aren't a bunch of eyes following.
Originally Posted by tyrub42
Solid work so far man. Just sit back (errr I mean keep lifting hard!) and prepare for the good stuff to really start happening now.
Don't miss out on the next deal:
09-23-2013 05:40 PM
Great updates man. Killin it in here! Things seem to be going very nicely and the best is yet to come for sure .
09-24-2013 06:05 AM
Thanks guys! It'll be 2 weeks on Friday, so I guess that'll be when I expect things to really start to peak. So far still feeling great, but I know that the ABE still hasn't kicked in 100% yet, and apparently neither has the XFA. Pretty excited about the fact that my log is like 20% done and I am already having great effects
09-25-2013 01:27 PM
Great workout tonight. I moved up in weight on a couple of exercises. I got the same number of reps with 85s today that I got with 80s last Monday. So, progress is definitly being made. Cardio was good, and I stayed in the gym for a really long time since I am still out of BJJ. Here are the numbers:
Dumbbell flat bench: 85s x 6-3-2
Dumbbell shoulder press: 60s x 8-4-3
Upright rows: 51.75KG x 9-4-3
Skull Crushers: 46.75 KG (tried 51.75 and failed...too drained by then I think) x 8 or 9 (couldn't remember)-3-2
Dumbbell side raise: 35s x 12 drop set to 15s x 12
Dumbbell front raise: 40s x 12 drop set to 20s x 12
To finish up, I did one of my favorite endurance exercises. I used a bench with 10 settings ranging from a slight decline (#1) to flat (#2) to almost 90 degrees (# 10). I start at number 1 and do an explosive set at each setting all the way up to 10 and then all the way back down. I start at 12 reps and as I start to incline (setting #3), I take one rep off of each set (so the rep scheme is 12-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-5) on the way up and add one rep on each set on the way down. I take 5-10 quick breaths in between sets. If I can't finish the reps in one position, I take a few more breaths and make sure I finish up before moving to the next position. The goal is to finish all 19 sets in the shortest possible amount of time. Today is my new record. I completed all 19 sets in 12:20. By the end, I was soaking wet to the point that I was dripping all over everything (including my third towel and second tank top of the night), my eyes were red, and I looked like a zombie...but a zombie who just got a great workout in . After that, I did my stretching and went home.
*The odd numbers for upright rows and skull crushers are because for some reason, every curling bar at my gym is a different weight, so I have to weight it each time and add weight to that. Tonight it was 6.75KG. Last time it was over 8. It's weird, but I'll make due since I just paid my gym membership and I am paying 5 USD per month. Hard to complain much about that.
I feel awesome, but I might be getting stronger too fast or getting too intense. By the end of my flat bench sets, my legs were shaking uncontrollably and after I finished I got really light-headed. None of that is very unusual for high-intensity lifting, but it's a good reminder to keep an eye on my day-to-day energy levels and other signs of CNS fatigue. If I feel that I have to, I will tone it down for a week about halfway through this log. We'll see what happens. Thanks for reading!
09-26-2013 07:11 AM
Feeling a tiny bit sick today, so making good use of my day off of work to run some errands and just relax in general. I might try some light rolling tomorrow after my workout to see how well my rib/ab has healed.
09-27-2013 06:30 AM
Pulling day workout log:
I feel like s**t right now. I got some sodium nitrate to try with my PWO stuff and something went terribly wrong. I dosed about 450-500mg, which is the same amount used by Purus Labs in their PWO supplement. I didn't experience any extra energy or endurance. I felt light-headed for a minute or two during cardio but that's about it. The taste was bad, like drinking sea water, and I tasted a metallic and almost corriander-like taste every time I burped. My numbers are down for the first time on this log:
Bent-over row: 105KG x 6-2-2
Perpendicular-grip pulldowns (you know, the bar where your grip is perpendicular to the bar rather than the normal parallel grip): 200lbs x 11-5-3
Barbell curl (standing): 43.5KG x 4-2-1
Hammer dumbbell curls: 35s x 7-3-2
I started feeling nauseus toward the end of my workout. It got worse on the way home. When I got home, I immediately threw up and then immediately threw up again. I still feel pretty bad and have to go to a party soon.
The two repeated lifts here are bent-over rows and hammer curls, and I went down in each. This is the first time this happened during the log. I didn't see or feel a great increase in pumps or endurance, and in fact my endurance felt like it decreased substantially.
One possible explanation is that I took one dose of Controlled Labs' "greens" supplement about 2 hours before the sodium nitrate. There is beetroot powder and other nitrate-rich powders in that supplement, so maybe I overdid it on nitrates. I am not sure, but I certainly don't want to feel like this again...ever.
Another possible explanation is that my PWO meal had more fats and less protein than normal. I doubt this would have had anything to do with nausea or performance, though. Food poisoning is technically possible, but that would be an awfully big coincidence. Anyway, I might still try some potassium nitrate if the taste is more neutral than sodium nitrate. We'll see. For now, though, something went wrong...
09-27-2013 10:02 AM
I would venture to say it is the nitrate source or you overdid it on the nitrate dose. Sounds like you went to high in the nitrate dose IMO though. Maybe start out with a much lower dose and see how that treats you.
Hopefully you don't feel that way again though man. If so, wouldn't be worth taking the sodium nitrate.
09-27-2013 10:23 AM
Yeah I think you are right as I started high instead of low and I match symptoms of nitrate OF. I will try 100 or 200mg and see how that goes. I feel much better now after eating and riding it out. Still feel really stupid about it though. Oh well.
Originally Posted by kbayne
09-27-2013 10:30 AM
No need to feel stupid or anything.
It's good that you have an idea of what caused that feeling though so you don't have to go through it again.
09-27-2013 11:38 AM
Yeah, but I have to admit I am now a bit averse to trying out a nitrate supplement again. I think I will wait until at least Monday and give myself tomorrow off. I have felt better since eating but I am still not 100%. I will try to take a much smaller dose on Monday.
Originally Posted by kbayne
09-28-2013 05:42 AM
OK leg day workout report:
I am feeling pretty rough today, so the workout was a bit lighter than usual. I was up late dealing with some stuff that I also had to wake up early to deal with, so I only got about 3 hours of sleep last night. Luckily I have been sleeping 8 or 9 for the past several days, so it isn't a huge deficit. I felt horrible upon waking, but after taking my ABE I had some energy. I still feel a bit foggy, though, and thought it was best to not try to beat my squat numbers from last week. Going hard seemed like a recipe for injury at worst, or too much CNS fatigue at best, so I toned it down. I started with hex bar deads ("trap bar deads"). I started at 60kg, then 80, 100, 120, and then 130. I did sets of 12 with the first four sets, then did 5 with 120 and with 130 it started to feel like I was going a bit too heavy for a "light day" so I quit after 2 or 3 reps. I haven't done that exercise in awhile so I'm sure I'll still get some results. After that, I did calf raises with 40kg to warm up and then moved to 55KG for working sets. I did 4 sets of 8 with that weight. It felt fine and I did all sets to failure but not balls-to-the-wall intense (never worried much about calves since mine are huge from being a fat kid and they don't seem like a super useful muscle as long as they are reasonably strong). I finished with stiff-legged deads with very light weight, just 40-60 KG for a few working sets to get a good burn in my hamstrings.
I didn't take a PWO or do much cardio today. I felt that the PWO would just leave me feeling cracked out and possibly lead to injury since I am so tired. Cardio...I was just kinda lazy about it today. Between the lack of sleep and no PWO I just did a 10-min light jog and that was it. I also had no interest in giving NaNO3 another try just yet. Maybe Monday. Right now instead of going to BJJ and possibly hurting myself, I am going to a friend's house outside the city in farm country to do some light no-gi rolling in the fresh air (he bought mats ).
As for my plans later tonight, I am sure no one will be surprised to hear that they are: not staying out too late and sleeping for as long as I can .
Sorry about my lack of performance for the past two days. This is something I never like to happen, and it's my fault based on stupid decisions with NaNO3 dosing and worrying too much about other stuff for my own good. Anyway, hopefully on the bright side the lack of intensity will give my CNS a little break before going balls-to-the-wall (where on earth did that expression come from, anyway?) again on Monday. Thanks for following!!!
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