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    Quote Originally Posted by 804 View Post
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    10/8/2013

    Yesterday I dosed 1/2 scoop of Stimul8 around 4pm to get a sense of appetite suppression on a rest day. Had dinner around 6pm and only was able to eat half my plate, which was interesting. Stored the rest in the fridge for later in the evening. Ended up having a protein shake around 9pm and kept my leftovers for a nice chicken, rice, broccoli lunch.


    Started this day off with a 5km fasted run through the park.

    Going to start a bit of a deload today that will carry through till the 18th or 19th where I will likely start a new program. Thinking of going back to either FST-7, Mountain Dog, or a Push/Pull/Legs style. Next update will be this evening after my workout.
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    Nice brother! I should have taken your advice yesterday..
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    I'm a big fan of 5/3/1. Have had some nice steady gains and I've been doing it for about 7 months now and I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJBeanPole View Post
    I'm a big fan of 5/3/1. Have had some nice steady gains and I've been doing it for about 7 months now and I love it.
    Ever tried Mad Cow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Ever tried Mad Cow?
    Nope. Sounds silly
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    It's fun an effective. Different take on 5x5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    It's fun an effective. Different take on 5x5
    Sounds fun. Once I get through about a year of 5/3/1 I'll look for something more advanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Ever tried Mad Cow?
    I try to steer clear of brain-wasting diseases, personally
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    Quote Originally Posted by 804 View Post
    Nice brother! I should have taken your advice yesterday..
    Ya a full scoop first workout is strong. I can handle it fine, but finding 3/4 of a scoop works just as well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Ever tried Mad Cow?
    10+ anthrax vaccinations, I'm immune.
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    10/09/2013

    Well, due to working late last night - I was not able to lift. So going to maneuver things around for the next 4 days to ensure I get my last 4 workouts in before I had to South Carolina. I will check out what the hotel there has for a fitness room and get 3 workouts anyway in next week.

    This morning did Back/Shoulders, tomorrow moving Legs to Friday so I can do Chest/Arms tomorrow and Upper body on Saturday - of course this is all in a deload phase.

    Day 4: Back and Shoulders Hypertrophy - Altered for Deload

    Warmup: 5km fasted run. Dosed 3/4 scoop of Stimul8 just before heading out the door.


    Bent Over Row Speed - 30 seconds rest
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    - this felt more like a warmup, yet really good. Shortened the rest periods throughout my workout which in turn got my heart rate up a bit as well. Not sure if this would follow a standard deload protocol but I did not feel as taxed at the end of the workout, so worked well for me.

    Pulldowns (wide grip) - 30 seconds rest
    180x12
    180x12
    180x12

    Seated Rows - 30 seconds rest
    110x12
    110x12
    110x12

    One Arm Dumbbell Rows - no rest
    50x15/15
    50x15/15

    Close Grip Pull downs (Palms facing) superset with Strechers - no rest
    160x20 / 140x20
    160x20 / 140x20

    - lno change in wait here, just with less load prior it seemed easier

    Seated Dumbbell Press - 45 seconds rest
    40x15
    40x15

    - Even with a bit less weight, my shoulder was still nagging me. So tomorrow will likely go quite light on all pressing.

    Upright Rows tri-set with Straight Arm Pulldowns and Facepulls - no rest
    80x10 / 90x10 / 90x10
    80x10 / 90x10 / 90x10
    80x10 / 90x10 / 90x10

    - Actually added the straight arm pulldowns here, as I just felt I needed a bit more work, and energy from Stimul8 and two days off was through the roof.

    Lateral Raises superset with Dumbbell Shrugs - no rest
    20x20 / 50x15
    20x20 / 50x15
    20x20 / 50x15

    This workout flew by. Great pace, and everything was on point.

    On a side note I dosed Stimul8 at 745am. It is 1:21 and my energy levels are still up and no hunger yet. I did have 50g shake post workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    10/09/2013

    Well, due to working late last night - I was not able to lift. So going to maneuver things around for the next 4 days to ensure I get my last 4 workouts in before I had to South Carolina. I will check out what the hotel there has for a fitness room and get 3 workouts anyway in next week.

    This morning did Back/Shoulders, tomorrow moving Legs to Friday so I can do Chest/Arms tomorrow and Upper body on Saturday - of course this is all in a deload phase.

    Day 4: Back and Shoulders Hypertrophy - Altered for Deload

    Warmup: 5km fasted run. Dosed 3/4 scoop of Stimul8 just before heading out the door.

    Bent Over Row Speed - 30 seconds rest
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10
    100x10

    - this felt more like a warmup, yet really good. Shortened the rest periods throughout my workout which in turn got my heart rate up a bit as well. Not sure if this would follow a standard deload protocol but I did not feel as taxed at the end of the workout, so worked well for me.

    Pulldowns (wide grip) - 30 seconds rest
    180x12
    180x12
    180x12

    Seated Rows - 30 seconds rest
    110x12
    110x12
    110x12

    One Arm Dumbbell Rows - no rest
    50x15/15
    50x15/15

    Close Grip Pull downs (Palms facing) superset with Strechers - no rest
    160x20 / 140x20
    160x20 / 140x20

    - lno change in wait here, just with less load prior it seemed easier

    Seated Dumbbell Press - 45 seconds rest
    40x15
    40x15

    - Even with a bit less weight, my shoulder was still nagging me. So tomorrow will likely go quite light on all pressing.

    Upright Rows tri-set with Straight Arm Pulldowns and Facepulls - no rest
    80x10 / 90x10 / 90x10
    80x10 / 90x10 / 90x10
    80x10 / 90x10 / 90x10

    - Actually added the straight arm pulldowns here, as I just felt I needed a bit more work, and energy from Stimul8 and two days off was through the roof.

    Lateral Raises superset with Dumbbell Shrugs - no rest
    20x20 / 50x15
    20x20 / 50x15
    20x20 / 50x15

    This workout flew by. Great pace, and everything was on point.

    On a side note I dosed Stimul8 at 745am. It is 1:21 and my energy levels are still up and no hunger yet. I did have 50g shake post workout.
    Long lasting energy....holy cow....6hours later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edje007 View Post
    Long lasting energy....holy cow....6hours later.

    Unbelievable.
    Mood is really good today... and even though that 'up' energy has gone... the transition was very smooth.. didn't really notice.

    I am very happy I ordered more stimul8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post

    Mood is really good today... and even though that 'up' energy has gone... the transition was very smooth.. didn't really notice.

    I am very happy I ordered more stimul8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edje007 View Post
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    So far the 4 i have tried, have been great... and have resulted in extra purchases
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    10/10/2013

    Upon rising: 5km fasted run

    Day 6: Chest and Arms Hypertrophy - DELOAD

    Dosed 3/4 full scoop of Stimul8 as I was heading out the door for my run.

    Flat Bench Press - 45 seconds rest
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10


    Incline Dumbbell Press - 30 seconds rest
    50x12
    50x12
    50x12

    Hammer Grip Dumbbell Press - 30 seconds rest
    40x15
    40x15
    40x15

    Incline Dumbbell Flies - 30 seconds rest
    40x20
    40x20

    Preacher Curls superset with Overhead Tricep Extension - no rest
    90x12 / 90x12
    90x12 / 90x12
    90x12 / 90x12

    Concentration Curls superset with Rope Pushdowns - no rest
    30x15-15 / 90x15
    30x15-15 / 90x15
    30x15-15 / 90x15

    - Did the concentration curls a little different.. 5 left, 5 right, 5 left, 5 right, 5 left, 5 right - slow and steady.

    Spider Curls superset with Vbar Pushdowns - no rest
    70x15 / 100x20
    70x15 / 100x20
    70x15 / 100x20

    Good workout. Shoulder was still bothersome but with the lighter load much better than last week. Stimul8 had me clipping along at a great pace. Dosed 4 hours ago, still enjoying the tail end of this ride.

    As mentioned yesterday I needed to move things around this week so tomorrow is Day 5: Legs, then Saturday will be upper body power.

    Thanks @Montego1 for the deload advice mentally feeling much better.
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    Sorry your shoulder is still bugging you. How much are you deloading by? Depending on the day of the week for 5/3/1 (the weights are % based from a theoretical 1RM) my warmups are always 40/50/60% and then on to working sets. Deload week all you move is the warmup weight.
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    Looked like you had brutal day of chest and arms bud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJBeanPole View Post
    Sorry your shoulder is still bugging you. How much are you deloading by? Depending on the day of the week for 5/3/1 (the weights are % based from a theoretical 1RM) my warmups are always 40/50/60% and then on to working sets. Deload week all you move is the warmup weight.
    Big lifts are about 60%... accessory 75% mind you.. arms today was pretty much normal.

    Ya my shoulder is something that has bothered me off and on for a couple of years now..hoping it goes away in the next week or two ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 804 View Post
    Looked like you had brutal day of chest and arms bud!
    Thanks 804, was pretty good and lighter than normal so felt somewhat easy.
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    Man, for a deload, you're still putting in good work. Hell yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Man, for a deload, you're still putting in good work. Hell yeah.
    Agreed. Good ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Man, for a deload, you're still putting in good work. Hell yeah.
    Perhaps it is a partial deload. Thanks man.
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    Kiss Arse Chest workout my ffiend. How's everything been? I've had a rough last couple weeks sorry for not being my normal presence but being temp wo work due to furlough and having a new baby during this sucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    10/10/2013

    Upon rising: 5km fasted run

    Day 6: Chest and Arms Hypertrophy - DELOAD

    Dosed 3/4 full scoop of Stimul8 as I was heading out the door for my run.

    Flat Bench Press - 45 seconds rest
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10


    Incline Dumbbell Press - 30 seconds rest
    50x12
    50x12
    50x12

    Hammer Grip Dumbbell Press - 30 seconds rest
    40x15
    40x15
    40x15

    Incline Dumbbell Flies - 30 seconds rest
    40x20
    40x20

    Preacher Curls superset with Overhead Tricep Extension - no rest
    90x12 / 90x12
    90x12 / 90x12
    90x12 / 90x12

    Concentration Curls superset with Rope Pushdowns - no rest
    30x15-15 / 90x15
    30x15-15 / 90x15
    30x15-15 / 90x15

    - Did the concentration curls a little different.. 5 left, 5 right, 5 left, 5 right, 5 left, 5 right - slow and steady.

    Spider Curls superset with Vbar Pushdowns - no rest
    70x15 / 100x20
    70x15 / 100x20
    70x15 / 100x20

    Good workout. Shoulder was still bothersome but with the lighter load much better than last week. Stimul8 had me clipping along at a great pace. Dosed 4 hours ago, still enjoying the tail end of this ride.

    As mentioned yesterday I needed to move things around this week so tomorrow is Day 5: Legs, then Saturday will be upper body power.

    Thanks @Montego1 for the deload advice mentally feeling much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Man, for a deload, you're still putting in good work. Hell yeah.
    I was thinking the same thing. I saw 'deload', then your workout was intense. I thought I missed something!
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    Yeah for a deload you sure are doing a lot of reps lol. Gotta make sure you lower reps as well as weight bud.

    If you're lowering weight but upping the reps then it's counter productive towards your goal of recovery. If you want to keep the reps in the 10-15 range so you get the pump then I would drop a set. (Speaking about the chest exercises as your already said you did normal arm routine.)
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    i'm sure I will take some heat for this, but..
    I do not practice nor buy into the concept of these "deloads" as described here
    am aware that some programs such as 5/3/1 as has been mentioned here, are constructed with this form;
    however, remember I do not utilize "pre-set" routines, rather I create my own..
    I find that constant change in a variety of parameters, is all that is truly needed to recover/force growth cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    i'm sure I will take some heat for this, but..
    I do not practice nor buy into the concept of these "deloads" as described here
    am aware that some programs such as 5/3/1 as has been mentioned here, are constructed with this form;
    however, remember I do not utilize "pre-set" routines, rather I create my own..
    I find that constant change in a variety of parameters, is all that is truly needed to recover/force growth cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by packers6211 View Post
    Kiss Arse Chest workout my ffiend. How's everything been? I've had a rough last couple weeks sorry for not being my normal presence but being temp wo work due to furlough and having a new baby during this sucks.
    Good to see you Pack. I am well, achy shoulder but really can't complain. You are off work till the govt goes back? Hope that new baby is doing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewsicle3210 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. I saw 'deload', then your workout was intense. I thought I missed something!
    I have lowered weight.. just not really the reps,.

    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Yeah for a deload you sure are doing a lot of reps lol. Gotta make sure you lower reps as well as weight bud.

    If you're lowering weight but upping the reps then it's counter productive towards your goal of recovery. If you want to keep the reps in the 10-15 range so you get the pump then I would drop a set. (Speaking about the chest exercises as your already said you did normal arm routine.)
    I hear ya Montego. I am sure this upcoming week (with a hotel gym) the deload will be just that...

    Quote Originally Posted by snagencyV2.0 View Post
    i'm sure I will take some heat for this, but..
    I do not practice nor buy into the concept of these "deloads" as described here
    am aware that some programs such as 5/3/1 as has been mentioned here, are constructed with this form;
    however, remember I do not utilize "pre-set" routines, rather I create my own..
    I find that constant change in a variety of parameters, is all that is truly needed to recover/force growth cycle
    I am noticing that just going lighter but keeping the same reps. Or dropping say the 6 sets of 3 for 4 sets of 10 and lighter is revitalizing me and taking away some of the discomfort I was having.

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    10/11/2013

    Warmup: 5.5 km run - fasted

    Dosed 3/4 of a scoop of Stimul8 - as I went out the door for my run

    Day 5: Lower Body Hypertrophy

    Squats - 45 sec rest
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10
    185x10

    Hack Squats - 30 sec rest
    165x12
    165x12
    165x12

    Leg Extensions - 30 sec rest
    90x20
    90x20
    90x20
    90x20

    Romanian Deadlift - 30 sec rest
    120x12
    120x12
    120x12

    Leg Curls
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    160x20 / 25
    160x20 / 25
    160x20 / 25
    160x20 / 10
    160x20 / 10
    160x20 / 10

    - no rest


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    dang man nice workout! would have thought those squats were heavy at that pace!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 804 View Post
    dang man nice workout! would have thought those squats were heavy at that pace!
    The last set got there, but felt really energized this morning. Possibly the stimul8, or maybe a combo of that and doing something a little different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasme View Post
    The last set got there, but felt really energized this morning. Possibly the stimul8, or maybe a combo of that and doing something a little different.
    Btw. I loved stimul8 at a 3/4 scoop
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    Quote Originally Posted by 804 View Post
    Btw. I loved stimul8 at a 3/4 scoop
    Good ride wasnt it!
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    I think deloads are best done when your body is asking for them. If you are getting really achy, or feeling really run down all the time then backing off will often help you recover. I don't think they are required by everyone but I do feel they can help a bit to increase longevity since the connective tissues get a break to recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    I think deloads are best done when your body is asking for them. If you are getting really achy, or feeling really run down all the time then backing off will often help you recover. I don't think they are required by everyone but I do feel they can help a bit to increase longevity since the connective tissues get a break to recover.
    Monte told me that he orally ingests bull semen for the same purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Monte told me that he orally ingests bull semen for the same purpose.
    Ooh... does that really work??
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Monte told me that he orally ingests bull semen for the same purpose.
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