LOG: Chasing painful pumps w/ Millennium's Nitroceps Elite

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  1. LOG: Chasing painful pumps w/ Millennium's Nitroceps Elite


    Hello!

    First off, I want to thank CTDeuce and whole crew of Millennium Sport Technologies for selecting me to log their pump product Nitroceps Elite. I also received quite a few samples from them. Click to resize.




    A few words about me and my training

    I tell you few words about my training history... I've trained regularly since 2008. My training was always "powerbuilding" kind of training... Bodybuilding with as big weights as possible. I turned to the "dark side" last autumn and I soon realized that I gain strength easier than muscle mass. I participated in one powerlifting meet in last December... Did only deadlifts there because of minor injuries. I pulled 480lbs @ 175lbs and soon after that I started to work with a powerlifting coach.

    My training template is supposed to be like this:

    1. Squat + bench press + accessory work
    2. Rest or HIIT cardio
    3. Deadlift + bench press + accessory work
    4. Rest or HIIT cardio
    5. Squat + bench press + accessory work
    6. Bodybuilding for upper back, biceps, delts and calves
    7. Rest or HIIT cardio

    Weights will be moderate but volume and frequency are quite high.

    However, I have had some problems with both biceps tendons last few weeks so I'll have to modify it a little. Right now this means that I'll do bench press only once per week until my arms heal. I'll probably also not do any direct work to my biceps on "bodybuilding" day - and very little work to upper back too. Hopefully I get better soon, because I have two meets coming - first in March and second in April.

    Diet

    My diet is not set in stone, but I have few things that I'll eat every day. On training days my diet is pretty close to this:

    1. 250 grams of quark, 900 grams of yoghurt, 10 grams of peanuts
    2. Intra workout drink (2dl of maltodextrin and 9 grams of BCAA's)
    3. Post workout shake (1,25dl of whey protein and 1,25dl of maltodextrin)
    4. 100 grams of whole grain rice, 200 grams of chicken/beef/salmon, 4dl of milk, 10 grams of peanuts
    5. 4 slices of dark, bread, 3 boiled eggs, butter, ham, vegetables, 4dl of milk, 10 grams of peanuts
    6. 100 grams of whole grain rice, 200 grams of chicken/beef/salmon, 4dl of milk, 10 grams of peanuts
    7. 250 grams of quark, 900 grams of yoghurt, 10 grams of peanuts

    Many of you may think that this is excessive amount of food but no, it's not too much for me. I don't put on weight easily.


    Goals

    I'll complete in 181lbs weight class so my goal is to lean bulk.. Gaining few pounds of lean body mass and ****loads of strength during the process would be great. However, what I'm hoping for Nitroceps Elite is huge pumps. My training is NOT pumping but I friggin' love pumps! I want to feel blood flowing to my muscles. If I'll get something else (strength gains, endurance, improved sexual performance) out of Nitroceps, that's of course good thing.

    Other supplements that I'm using


    Like I said earlier, I use performance enhancing drugs. Right now I'm on TRT dose (200mg/week) of test only but I'll add something to the mix closer to my meet. On my application I said that I'll be using Blackstone Labs' Epi Smash but I will probably go with some other product from BSL.

    My daily supplement protocol includes fish oil and vitamin C... On training days I also take BCAA's, whey protein and maltodextrin. Nothing too fancy.

    Pics and vids

    These pics were taken January 12th. Haven't changed much since then (surprise, 11 days is not much) so these are the "before" pics.. The tricep pose was taken November 30th... My chicken legs were not visible in those two new pics so I had to use this old one. Click to resize.







    I'll also take few training vids every now and then and upload them here.


  2. To get this log started, I post yesterday's workout... Once again I couldn't do any accessory work for bench press.

    - Bench press, last rep of every set was paused on the chest:
    3x45lbs
    3x110lbs
    3x130lbs
    3x150lbs
    3x180lbs
    4 sets of 2 @ 200lbs
    2x210lbs
    2x220lbs


    - Squat
    4x155lbs
    4x185lbs
    4x220lbs
    2 sets of 3 @ 260lbs
    4 sets of 2 @ 295lbs

    - Paused leg press
    5 sets of 5 @ 290lbs

    - Good morning

    5x75lbs
    5x110lbs
    5 sets of 5 @ 155lbs

    Decent workout after taking 2 days off due to bicep pain. Arms started acting up after the last set of bench press so I didn't go heavier.

    I'll step on the scale tomorrow.. And it's also deadlift day. Let's see if I can get a vid for you guys. If you don't have anything else to do, you can check my older training vids:

    Deadlift 5x451lbs @ 172lbs, no belt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85gl2pBWfiI

    Front squat 3x297lbs, no belt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wudrkIS2NcY
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  3. First!

    Very detailed start bud, looks good.

    WTH is a quark?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    First!

    Very detailed start bud, looks good.

    WTH is a quark?
    Well, I used dictionary (I'm from Finland) so I'm not sure if it went right, lol It's milk product with very good macros for people with our lifestyle.

    100 grams of it contains 12 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of fat.. 70 calories. I eat 500 grams daily so it only gives me 60 grams of protein. In Finland we use lot of milk product and I use more than average person, lol From milk, yoghurt and quark only I get 2310 calories every day... 150 grams of protein, 294 grams of carbs and 56 grams of fat. Perfect for bulking for those of us who can handle lactose and sugar well.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by g0hardorgohom View Post
    Well, I used dictionary (I'm from Finland) so I'm not sure if it went right, lol It's milk product with very good macros for people with our lifestyle.

    100 grams of it contains 12 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of fat.. 70 calories. I eat 500 grams daily so it only gives me 60 grams of protein. In Finland we use lot of milk product and I use more than average person, lol From milk, yoghurt and quark only I get 2310 calories every day... 150 grams of protein, 294 grams of carbs and 56 grams of fat. Perfect for bulking for those of us who can handle lactose and sugar well.
    Ah. I googled it and it sounds like what we call cottage cheese. Very nice.

    I'm a huge dairy fan myself.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    Ah. I googled it and it sounds like what we call cottage cheese. Very nice.

    I'm a huge dairy fan myself.
    Yeah... Here cottage cheese is a little different..

    Quark with bananas:
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    Cottage cheese with fruits:
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    Many fitness guys and girls here eat cottage cheese but I just can't handle it. I don't eat cheese AT ALL. I even order burgers and pizza without cheese.

  7. YUM!

    Quote Originally Posted by g0hardorgohom View Post
    Many fitness guys and girls here eat cottage cheese but I just can't handle it. I don't eat cheese AT ALL. I even order burgers and pizza without cheese.
    Wow. I've never met anyone that didn't like ANY cheese.

    Mmm. Pizza.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    YUM!



    Wow. I've never met anyone that didn't like ANY cheese.

    Mmm. Pizza.
    I've hated it since I was a little kid. I hated all dairy products, didn't even drink milk. I wouldn't use them now if it wasn't for dem gainz.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by g0hardorgohom View Post
    I've hated it since I was a little kid. I hated all dairy products, didn't even drink milk. I wouldn't use them now if it wasn't for dem gainz.
    I hated cheese as a kid too. The only "cheese" I still don't like is cheesecake. Nasty stuff there.

  10. Oh lawd. This is gonna be a good log. Food pics and supps. Doesn't get much better than that.
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative
    www . millenniumsport . net

  11. Quote Originally Posted by MySTeek View Post
    Oh lawd. This is gonna be a good log. Food pics and supps. Doesn't get much better than that.
    Those food pics were just found from the internet. I can take pics of my own eatings too but that isn't beautiful, lol!

  12. I don't care where they came from. They still have the same effect on my.....appetite
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative
    www . millenniumsport . net

  13. Day 1:

    Weight before gym, gym clothes on: 177.9lbs

    Training session:


    - Deadlift without belt
    4x155lbs
    4x200lbs
    4x245lbs
    3x290lbs
    2x330lbs
    2x375lbs
    1x420lbs
    7x465lbs (personal best, +10lbs and +2 reps!!)

    - DB lunges
    5 sets of 5 @ 18's

    Quick and simple. Beast mode was ON, I've never felt that strong in the gym. I'll upload the video as soon as I can.

    Hard to tell about pumps because my training session was so short. Back pump was pretty intense after that heavy deadlit set but I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not, lol!

  14. Very nice. Jealous of your deads!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    Very nice. Jealous of your deads!
    Thanks! Deadlift is my best lift easily...

    Any ideas how I can upload a vid to youtube from my phone without wifi? I have phone's internet but this thing says that large files can be uploaded only with wifi...

  16. Quote Originally Posted by g0hardorgohom View Post
    Thanks! Deadlift is my best lift easily...

    Any ideas how I can upload a vid to youtube from my phone without wifi? I have phone's internet but this thing says that large files can be uploaded only with wifi...
    Can you crop the video down to where it's small enough? If not, then no.

  17. Millennium Sport Technologies Representative
    www . millenniumsport . net

  18. I had to download the YouTube app to get it work. However, here is the vid:


  19. I love PL plates. That looks way more than 465 lol. Those were some very nice clean reps, man.
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative
    www . millenniumsport . net

  20. Quote Originally Posted by MySTeek View Post
    I love PL plates. That looks way more than 465 lol. Those were some very nice clean reps, man.
    In my previous gym there was "bumper" plates for crossfitters. 25's looked like 55's, lol Couldn't load enough weight to the bar there.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by g0hardorgohom View Post
    In my previous gym there was "bumper" plates for crossfitters. 25's looked like 55's, lol Couldn't load enough weight to the bar there.
    That's when you grab two barbells loaded up and do hammer deads
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative
    www . millenniumsport . net

  22. Quote Originally Posted by MySTeek View Post
    That's when you grab two barbells loaded up and do hammer deads
    True that

  23. Quote Originally Posted by MySTeek View Post
    That's when you grab two barbells loaded up and do hammer deads
    LMAO

  24. I counted yesterday's macros.

    5529kcal (protein 304 grams, carbs 699 grams, fat 158 grams). Pretty happy with that, it's my goal on training days. On rest days I eat about 1000 calories less... Mostly less carbs and a little bit less protein too.

  25. Day 3:

    Training session:

    - Squat
    5x155lbs
    5x185lbs
    2 sets of 4 @ 220lbs
    2 sets of 3 @ 260lbs
    5 sets of 3 @ 280lbs
    3x290lbs
    3x300lbs


    - Seated good morning
    5 sets of 5

    Maybe the best squat workout ever. I felt like I could've gone much higher.. I think 400lbs squat will happen soon!

    I took 4 caps of Nitroceps Elite before workout and I can tell you that my quads and glutes were pumped after those squat sets. Back pump was intense too - I think I'll reduce the dose to 3 caps on squat & deadlift days and go with the full dose on upper body days.

  26. Sexy underwear.

  27. Day 4

    Bodybuilding session:

    - Close neutral grip cable pulldown on incline bench (30 degree angle):
    8x25lbs
    8x35lbs
    8x45lbs
    8x55lbs
    8x70lbs
    8x80lbs
    8x90lbs
    8x100lbs -> drop set to 8x70lbs with 45 degree angle -> another drop to 12 partial reps with 45lbs
    8x45lbs with 60 degree angle

    - Side lateral raises
    3 sets of 15-20 + dropset

    - Facepull
    3 sets of 8 @ 70lbs

    - Seated calf raise
    8x0lbs
    8x35lbs
    8x70lbs
    10x100lbs -> drop to 70lbs (few assisted reps with it) -> drop to 35lbs (few assisted reps with it) -> drop to 0lbs (forced stretches with it)

    Good workout. Did cable pulldown with incline bench instead of weighted chins to save my bicep tendons. Pump was great, this stuff is definitely working.

    The gym was so crowded that I didn't take any vids, but here's an old vid of me doing cable pulldowns on incline bench. If you haven't tried that before, do it NAU!


  28. Good Lawd look at those cals!

  29. Quote Originally Posted by spinyvegeta View Post
    Sexy underwear.
    I know you like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    Good Lawd look at those cals!
    It's not fun to eat that day after day. I've been always a "hardgainer" - when I started this hobby as masculine 109lbs I needed to eat almost 3000 calories to put on weight - and now I know a guy who has won international amateur BB contests in -198lbs weight class who can still gain weight at 3000 calories.

  30. no more food damnit, haha...I will never cut looking at food...NEVER
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net
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