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    FL3Xing and pumping with Max Pump


    Big thanks to Montego for having Finaflex hook me up with a bottle of Max Pump to try out!
    Yes, I was a skeptic, and now Montego wants to make me a believer. I'll be taking this daily, even on my off days as I've been told it takes a few days to notice the effects.
    Max Pump is betaine nitrate for those wondering. Nitrates=pumps, which is exactly what I'm after!

    I was sick for over a week straight, and I decided to look at my time off from the gym as a good way to transition between training styles. I will be trying my hand at DC training for the first time.
    Let's see how Max Pump treats me.
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    My split will look like this:

    A Workouts

    Chest
    1 Flat Bench
    3 Incline Smith Press
    5 Hammer Strength Press

    Shoulders
    1 Upright Bar Rows
    3 Smith Shoulder Press
    5 Rear Delt Rows (Need something to fall back on, shoulder still doesn't like free pressing movements since my injury)

    Triceps
    1 Close Grip Smith Press
    3 Weighted Dips
    5 Hammer Strength Tricep Pressdowns

    Back (Width)
    1 Weighted Pull Ups
    3 Hammer Strength Pulldowns
    5 Close Grip Lat Pulldowns

    Back (Thickness)
    1 Bent Over Bar Rows
    3 Rack Pulls
    5 Deads or Seated Cable Rows (T-Handle)

    B Workouts

    Biceps
    2 Barbell Curls
    4 Smith Drag Curls
    6 Seated DB Curls

    Forearms
    2 Hammer Curls
    4 Wrist Curls
    6 Rope Curls

    Calves
    2 Toe Press
    4 Seated Raises
    6 Standing Raises

    Hamstrings
    2 Seated Leg Curls
    4 Straight Leg Deadlifts
    6 Lying Leg Curls

    Quads
    2 Squats
    4 Leg Press
    6 Hack Squats

    Day 1, Nov. 18th
    Took 4 caps of Max Pump, went and hit Workout A1.
    I love the whole rest/pause idea, I'm sore as hell today still!

    Will be hitting Workout B1 today.
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    Thanks for following guys!

    Looks like I'll be changing my leg routine.
    My meniscus injury from a year ago is acting up again thanks to going heavy. Tried warming up on my way up to 800 on leg press and at 405 I felt the pain come on. Lowered the weight to try and warm up some more and just couldn't shake it

    I've been advised to take a week off from legs and I'll be taking my joint supports.
    Then after that maybe some front squats and good mornings.

    The rest of today's workout went fantastic though! Think I started to get a good pump until my knee acted up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    Thanks for following guys!

    Looks like I'll be changing my leg routine.
    My meniscus injury from a year ago is acting up again thanks to going heavy. Tried warming up on my way up to 800 on leg press and at 405 I felt the pain come on. Lowered the weight to try and warm up some more and just couldn't shake it

    I've been advised to take a week off from legs and I'll be taking my joint supports.
    Then after that maybe some front squats and good mornings.

    The rest of today's workout went fantastic though! Think I started to get a good pump until my knee acted up.
    Just two days in? Shhhhyyyyyt. Man you ain't see nothing yet lol. Keep an eye on endurance and lactic acid buffering. Those two things IMO are even better then the pumps and the pumps are wicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post

    Just two days in? Shhhhyyyyyt. Man you ain't see nothing yet lol. Keep an eye on endurance and lactic acid buffering. Those two things IMO are even better then the pumps and the pumps are wicked.
    I'm glad you pointed out endurance and lactic acid buffering.
    A proper DC protocol calls for cardio on all non lifting days.
    Light cardio, but before this I was at zero cardio lol.

    How excited are you to say "told ya so!" when this stuff kicks in full gear?? Haha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post

    I'm glad you pointed out endurance and lactic acid buffering.
    A proper DC protocol calls for cardio on all non lifting days.
    Light cardio, but before this I was at zero cardio lol.

    How excited are you to say "told ya so!" when this stuff kicks in full gear?? Haha...
    Oh....I've already got the sign made this is also a reason why we have the small ten serving size sample bottles. One dose just didn't go the product justice.

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    Well I'm back from a long birthday weekend. Sorry for my absence.
    Things are getting interesting now I think.

    Thursday I had a good birthday workout with 4 caps of Max Pump.

    I hit incline smith press 205x8, rest pause 4, 3 and a static hold for 10 seconds.
    Shoulder seems to be bothering me less now that I've upped the joint support for my knee.
    Upright bar rows 135x8, rest pause 4, 2 and static hold for 10.

    At this point my delts were looking pretty vascular.

    Hammer strength tricep pressdown (similar to dips, awesome machine!) 305x9 rest pause 4, 3.

    Weighted pull ups 45x7, rest pause 4, 2, body weight for 8.

    Seated close grip cable rows... Need to go back and see how much weight I was pulling, but it was the whole stack.


    Thursday I felt more pumped than usual. Saturday I noticed more vascularity at rest when I'm not at the gym. I ended up doing 30 minutes of stationary bike at moderate pace Saturday too.

    I'll post tonight's workout in the morning. Goodnight!
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    Uhhhhhhhh huh........ *gets ready*

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    Mondays workout:

    4 caps Max Pump and some caffeine and gym time!

    Standing barbell curls
    115x8, 4, 3

    DB Hammer curls
    70x9, 4, 4

    Seated ham curls
    160x8, 4, 4

    Seated calf raises
    90x20 (5 second negative, 5 stretch, explode and hold for 5)

    Seated leg extensions
    180x12, 100x20

    Tried a body weight squat to test out my knee before this workout and it wasn't happening so I went with extensions.

    I had probably the best pump since starting this log on Monday. After my forearms and biceps my arms were blowing up and had some nice vascarity.

    I forgot all about the awesome arm pump I had after I completed legs though lol. Nitrates+ leg day= dry heaving!
    Thought I was going to hurl. Managed to hold it in and waddle out of the gym where I slipped on ice all the way to my car lol.
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    Ugh! How are ya gonna get so unlucky as to slip on ice after leg day? Lol crazy

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    You know... That's pretty much how I looked
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    Wednesday:
    Popped 4 caps Max Pump, 200mg caffeine, hit the gym.

    Flat Bench:
    245x9, 4, 3, static hold for 10 seconds

    Hammer strength tricep pressdown:
    310x10, 4, 2 (PR)

    Upright bar row:
    140x10, 4, 3, static hold for 8 (another PR)

    Seated cable rows:
    Whole stack x10, 4, 3, static hold for 10

    Lat pull down machine:
    Stack x10, 4, 3

    Cable crunches:
    150x20, 15

    Had a great pump after chest and arms and noticed a very quick onset to a pump in my arms after a couple warmup sets on back. Becoming more vascular during my workouts I think.

    Do any of you guys do extreme stretching? If not you should start! And take nitrates lol.
    The main thing I don't like about DC training is I don't get to sport an insane pump all workout. It starts to slowly fade when I work my way into the lower back and leg exercises.
    But I finally started my extreme stretching with this workout... And I'm glad I did!

    Weighed stretches for all targeted muscles groups for a solid minute on each and my pump was back full force lol. I'm gonna need to take some selfies.
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    The dynamic stretching with DC it's in fact da bomb.

    So what's the verdict so far Flex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    The dynamic stretching with DC it's in fact da bomb.

    So what's the verdict so far Flex?
    The verdict thus far:

    After the 5 day mark you spoke of, I did start to notice a pump. More subtle at first but the longer I take it the more I feel a pump and can rule out placebo.
    I take it about 30 minutes before the gym and when I first get there, my veins are already sticking out more than usual. The pump is usually achieved during my warm up sets, and I'd say it lasts a while judging from the fact that it comes back just as strong after my stretching.

    Hoping that it starts to do something for my cardio too because I'm not a cardio guy!
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    Well I've been setting PR's every workout this far!
    Let's say it's a combination of a new program and my newly restored excitement for lifting, thanks to trying out my new supplement Max Pump.

    I'll be doing some extra bicep work in tonight's workout to try and get a good selfy lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    Well I've been setting PR's every workout this far!
    Let's say it's a combination of a new program and my newly restored excitement for lifting, thanks to trying out my new supplement Max Pump.

    I'll be doing some extra bicep work in tonight's workout to try and get a good selfy lol.
    Could be some Max Pump pr's! Have you noticed the lactic acid buffering effects? I guess with DC training it wouldn't be as noticeable though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post

    Could be some Max Pump pr's! Have you noticed the lactic acid buffering effects? I guess with DC training it wouldn't be as noticeable though....
    I actually am feeling less sore the day after a workout. I know with DC the volume isn't crazy but those rest pause sets past failure were killing me the next day at first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    I actually am feeling less sore the day after a workout. I know with DC the volume isn't crazy but those rest pause sets past failure were killing me the next day at first.
    yeah if you are doing that program right, it's amazing how sore you can get with such little volume isn't it
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    Friday 12/6
    I hit more PR's

    Hammer strength tricep pressdowns I managed 320x10
    Upright rows I got 145x10
    Flat Bench I got 245x11

    The pump was very obvious that day, and the more I stick to the stretches at the end, the more I'm noticing there is more than just a normal every day pump going on. The pump is STRONG.

    Monday 12/9, even more PR's

    Since I reached a plateau with standing bar curls, I switched to standing DB curls.

    DB Curls:
    65'sx10, 5, 3

    Reverse bar curls:
    90x14, 6, 5 (gonna have to up that!)

    Hamstring curls:
    160x10, 4, 4

    Seated calf raises:
    115x20 slowwww reps

    Leg extensions:
    190x10, 150x12, 120x15 vomit in hands, limp to bathroom (jk, but very close lol)

    Reverse curls are FUN when you're getting a good pump! I found myself making what could be mistaken as sex noises every rep lol. "Oh, yeah, that's it" couldn't help myself, they were hitting the spot!


    Is anyone else seeing PR's left and right or am I a special case?
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    Would also like to say that after my workout last night I went to a birthday dinner at a Japanese place.
    I had the hibachi steak and shrimp which everyone took most of their leftover home. I finished all of mine in the time it took them to give up on theirs lol.
    I also had a sea evil sushi roll which if I remember correctly is octopus and eel. The soup and salad went down in a bite or two, and my red bean ice cream was pretty fantastic. Then I treated myself to a Java Stout to cap things off.

    Of course I took a GDA before hand. Even got the gf to take one. Can't eat that much food and feel good about it without cheating a little
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    It's the little cheats in life that make life fun

    Glad the all day pump is hitting you now. Feeling full all day is super!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    It's the little cheats in life that make life fun

    Glad the all day pump is hitting you now. Feeling full all day is super!
    It really is lol.

    And just in case anyone was wondering, it enhances other aspects of a man's life too. Which I won't get into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post

    It really is lol.

    And just in case anyone was wondering, it enhances other aspects of a man's life too. Which I won't get into.
    Nitrate boners! Boioioioioing! Lol

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    Rep it out to failure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Nitrate boners! Boioioioioing! Lol
    Indeed all muscles worked get that wonderful pump!

    One of my favorite aspects of MaxPUMP was the vascularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Nitrate boners! Boioioioioing! Lol
    do they just come random? I'm starting max pump myself and usually have to go to work after i lift and dont really want a Boner while at work.
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    Nah not random lol. Can just tell a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fame126 View Post
    do they just come random? I'm starting max pump myself and usually have to go to work after i lift and dont really want a Boner while at work.
    Why would you not want a boner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montego1 View Post
    Nitrate boners! Boioioioioing! Lol
    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM View Post
    Rep it out to failure!
    Quote Originally Posted by fame126 View Post
    when you're wearing a condom?
    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Why not?

    the fuk kind of conversation we got going on in here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    Why would you not want a boner? Never trust a fart, never waste a boner.
    cause i work at a grocery store and dont want a hard on while helping customers
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    Quote Originally Posted by fame126 View Post
    cause i work at a grocery store and dont want a hard on while helping customers
    If you stay in the produce section, you'll be fine. I keep cucumbers in my pocket too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iparatroop View Post
    If you stay in the produce section, you'll be fine. I keep cucumbers in my pocket too.
    I keep those baby dill pickles...just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post
    I keep those baby dill pickles...just sayin
    you're from Indiana tho .. that is to be expected
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danb2285 View Post
    my wife says I have a baby dill pickle...just sayin
    Sorry to hear that.
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    Wow I'm gone for a week and come back to a thread about boners! Lol.

    Today is my last day with Max-Pump.
    I'll share my last day experience with you all after the gym.
    I plan on going out with a bang! Curls curls curls lol.

    As for my recent experiences, I'm at the point now where I am 100% certain in where my pumps and vascularity are coming from. Some days it was a little touch and go but like everyone has been saying, the more you take it the more prominent it gets.

    Wednesday I did my first 135 lb curl lol. It was more for fun than anything. Sticking with the DC protocol I've been PR'ing in every lift. Instead of sticking with my 10 rep max I busted out 5 with 135.
    Getting crazy pumps on low rep sets is uncommon for me but damn it feels good.

    The lift I feel most proud about is actually my hammer strength dip press.

    Starting my bottle of Max Pump I think I was at 305 for 10 reps and yesterday I busted out 10 reps with 335!

    I'm gonna miss the all day pump, it's nice having that feeling after a cycle when you are flattening out and losing vascularity.
    This if the most pumped I've looked since mid October

    Time to go get one last workout in....
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