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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Workout #6 was yesterday. Did a quick Shoulder workout before hitting Legs. NOTES: Feeling good in the gym. Chest was sore but didn't linger more than a day or two. Will be hitting Chest again tomorrow. Legs feel good so far!!!
    Nice. How much volume did you do for legs?


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    1x10x135
    1x10x185
    1x8x225
    2x5x275

    Leg Ext - 3x10

    Lying Leg Curl - 3x10
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Squats 1x10x135 1x10x185 1x8x225 2x5x275 Leg Ext - 3x10 Lying Leg Curl - 3x10
    Cool, was just curious what kind volume you went with and how much that may affect the DOMS (or lack thereof).

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    In the middle of a nice Chest workout. Will definitely be feeling the DOMS on this one!
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    Workout #7 CHEST / TRIS

    Bench Press:
    135x 10
    155x 10
    185x 6
    205x 4
    135x 12
    Hammer ISO Incline:
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    Dips
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    Cable Fly:
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    Tricep Press downs:
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    Overhead DB Ext:
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    Current Dosing:

    1g ArA
    2g ALCAR
    5g GMS

    Will consider 1.5g ArA after another 6-8 workouts.
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    Workout # 8 -- Back / Traps

    Lat Pulldown 4x12
    T-Bar 3x8
    Seated Cable Row 3x10
    Hammer Low Row 3x10
    Smith Shrugs 3x10
    Bent Over DB Rear Laterals 3x10

    NOTES: I've never been someone to strut around all "puffed up" but Damn that's exactly how I was feeling today in the gym! lol
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    DDfox, if you need more ArA after you up to 6 caps, NP is running X-Factor for under $30 at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    DDfox, if you need more ArA after you up to 6 caps, NP is running X-Factor for under $30 at the moment.
    How much pure ArA is yielded in x factor? Is it truly 825mgs of ArA per cap? So then I would only need 2 caps PWO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    How much pure ArA is yielded in x factor? Is it truly 825mgs of ArA per cap? So then I would only need 2 caps PWO?
    It yields 250mg of ArA per cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Workout # 8 Back / Traps Lat Pulldown 4x12 T-Bar 3x8 Seated Cable Row 3x10 Hammer Low Row 3x10 Smith Shrugs 3x10 Bent Over DB Rear Laterals 3x10 NOTES: I've never been someone to strut around all "puffed up" but Damn that's exactly how I was feeling today in the gym! lol
    GMS and ArA will certainly help with that!

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    Workout # 9 -- Shoulders/ Legs

    Hammer Iso Shoulder Press 4x10
    Cable Side Laterals 2x8
    Arnold Presses 3x10
    Upright Row 2x10

    Hack Squat 2 warm ups, 4x10
    Kneeling Iso Leg Curl 3x10

    NOTES: Was running short on time.. I think I need to move shoulders to another day so I can concentrate more on legs. Felt really strong on the Hammer Press!!! No issues with joints or DOMS. I think I will go to 1.25g ArA next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Workout # 9 Shoulders/ Legs
    Hammer Iso Shoulder Press 4x10
    Cable Side Laterals 2x8
    Arnold Presses 3x10
    Upright Row 2x10

    Hack Squat 2 warm ups, 4x10
    Kneeling Iso Leg Curl 3x10

    NOTES: Was running short on time.. I think I need to move shoulders to another day so I can concentrate more on legs. Felt really strong on the Hammer Press!!! No issues with joints or DOMS. I think I will go to 1.25g ArA next week.
    I toss my shoulder day on my push day. I would give legs their own day. Its quite a large body part ;P
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    I toss my shoulder day on my push day. I would give legs their own day. Its quite a large body part ;P
    I used to try to get shoulders and legs done on the same day as well. Due to time constraints, I was always cutting one of the two a tiny bit short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I used to try to get shoulders and legs done on the same day as well. Due to time constraints, I was always cutting one of the two a tiny bit short.
    i used to have **** shoulders because of that very reason, i always left them out to dry! Now they are like boulders once i put in the time and heavy OHPs that i do now. gotta love 5x5 OHP <3
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    Workout #10 -- Chest / Triceps

    Incline BB Press -- 1x10x135, 1x10x165, 3x5x185 (Ties a PR-- Hoping for 3x6x185 by the end of the month)
    Hammer Iso Press -- 3x10
    Pec Deck -- 3x12

    Tricep Pressdowns -- 4x10
    Overhead DB Ext -- 3x8
    Assisted Dips --- 3x10

    Notes: Went to 1.25g ArA
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    Keep us updated on how the higher dose treats you.
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    Nice work man. Interested to hear your feedback on 1.25g vs 1g.

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    Are you taking this all pre workout? For some reason I read on a FAQ for xfactor to tale the dosages split apart 3-4 times a day....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    Are you taking this all pre workout? For some reason I read on a FAQ for xfactor to tale the dosages split apart 3-4 times a day....

    Yes, currently all pre-workout:

    45 min pre = 1.25g ArA, 2g ALCAR, 5g GMS

    Then 1scoop Rage approx 20 min pre.
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    Workout #11 -- Back / Traps / Calfs

    Machine Pull-Overs 3x10
    Supported T-bar 3x8
    Hammer Iso Row 3x10
    1 Arm DB Row 2x8

    Shrugs 4x10

    Face Pulls 3x10

    Standing Calf Raises 3x10
    Donkey Calf Raises 3x10


    Notes: 2nd workout with 1.25 ArA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Workout #11 -- Back / Traps / Calfs

    Machine Pull-Overs 3x10
    Supported T-bar 3x8
    Hammer Iso Row 3x10
    1 Arm DB Row 2x8

    Shrugs 4x10

    Face Pulls 3x10

    Standing Calf Raises 3x10
    Donkey Calf Raises 3x10

    Notes: 2nd workout with 1.25 ArA
    Any noticeable pumps yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    Any noticeable pumps yet?
    Nothing crazy, but nice pumps. Especially on Chest & Triceps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    Are you taking this all pre workout? For some reason I read on a FAQ for xfactor to tale the dosages split apart 3-4 times a day....
    There are numerous ways to dose it, however pre-workout may be most optimal.

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    I'm in for this ArA run!
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    Workout #12 - Full Body

    Giant Set: (4 rounds x 10 reps)

    Trap Bar Deadlift
    Hack Squat
    Pull-Ups
    Push -Ups
    Overhead Press

    NOTES: 3rd time with 1.25g ArA. Feeling Great in the Gym... No joint issues & DOMS is not bad at all. Strength is on the climb ---- Thinking a few PR's are in my near future!

    Tempted to try 1.5g ArA or maybe start dosing .5g on non-workout days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Workout #12 - Full Body Giant Set: (4 rounds x 10 reps) Trap Bar Deadlift Hack Squat Pull-Ups Push -Ups Overhead Press NOTES: 3rd time with 1.25g ArA. Feeling Great in the Gym... No joint issues & DOMS is not bad at all. Strength is on the climb ---- Thinking a few PR's are in my near future! Tempted to try 1.5g ArA or maybe start dosing .5g on non-workout days?
    I wouldn't worry about the .5g on non-workout days.

    DOMS never really hit me too bad with ArA either. Slight increase, but nothing overwhelming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I wouldn't worry about the .5g on non-workout days.

    DOMS never really hit me too bad with ArA either. Slight increase, but nothing overwhelming.
    Mine certainly never get debilitating or anything, just enough to let me know its working and that the workouts are too!
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    Workout #13 - Chest / Shoulders / Tris

    Incline DB Press 1x10x55 , 1x10x65, 1x10x75, 1x8x80
    Chest Press Machine 3x12
    Pec Deck 2x12

    Smith Military Press 4x10
    DB Side Laterals 3x10

    Tricep Ext Mach 3x10
    Tricep Pressdown (Reserve grip) 3x10
    Dip Mach 2x10


    NOTES: No issues with joints or DOMS --- I think next week will be the true test of any strength gains!
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    Strong work on those incline DB presses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Strong work on those incline DB presses.
    Always been my fav exercise. Have never tried 90's. Really wanted to yesterday!!!

    Think I'll try next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    Always been my fav exercise. Have never tried 90's. Really wanted to yesterday!!! Think I'll try next week.
    Hopefully a PR is on the horizon!

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    Forgot to update this weekend...

    Workout #14 -- Back / Traps / Calfs

    Lat Pulldown 3x10
    Supported T-bar 3x8
    Hammer High Row 3x10
    Seated Cable Row 3x8

    DB Shrugs 4x10

    Bent Over DB Laterals 3x10

    Standing Calf Raises 3x10
    Seated Calf Raises 3x10


    Notes: Feeling Good.
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    Tonight's Workout

    Workout #15 -- Full Body

    Super Sets:

    Hammer Iso Incline Press & Flat DB Fly 3x10

    Hammer Iso High Row & Hammer Iso Row 3x10

    Hammer Iso Shoulder Press & Smith Upright Row 3x10

    Leg Ext 3x10
    Leg Press 3x10
    Leg Curl 3x10

    Tricep Ext Mach & Tricep pressdowns 3x10

    Notes: Awesome Pump on Chest & Back tonight... The super-sets felt nice!

    6th workout @ 1.25 ArA --- Will try 1.5g later this week.
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    Decided to put the running shoes on... Ran 3 miles. Ouch, it's been awhile.
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    DDfox, how's the bodyweight going? Any changes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NomZ View Post
    DDfox, how's the bodyweight going? Any changes? Swolenone, keeping it classy...
    I'll weigh @ the gym next week but I'm thinking that I'm about the same weight -- but I look leaner in the mirror for sure. And hopefully a few PR's next week!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddfox View Post
    I'll weigh @ the gym next week but I'm thinking that I'm about the same weight -- but I look leaner in the mirror for sure. And hopefully a few PR's next week!!!!
    How's 1.5g treating you?

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    Going to 1.5g for my last 4 workouts. I've been @ 1.25 for about 2 weeks.
  

  
 

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