FnF's BRUTAL TORTURE CONTEST PREP w- ALRI & TRAINER

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm
    Thanks for your concern, But I do have a trainer, IFBB pro , I am in contest prep so I do higher reps and lower weight, actually today and yesterday I finally started to see the scale move, I am 139 today. That workout only took about 40 minutes, w. rest periods included. Im not over trained, I have built alot of muscle in the previous weeks. I did have a drastic calorie decrease coming from a full bulk too, so I think my body just didnt want to give in, but I think it has finally

    Geez, if you thought that workout was alot you should see back day lol
    Just because someone is an IFBB pro doesn't mean they are a good trainer. It just means they have probably some of the best genetics in the world and can do alot of crap most normal people can't get away with. Contest prep doesn't mean going into overtraining mode It just means your diet changes and you arent lifting so heavy that you hurt yourself since you have drier joints/less energy/less water retention.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    Just because someone is an IFBB pro doesn't mean they are a good trainer. It just means they have probably some of the best genetics in the world and can do alot of crap most normal people can't get away with. Contest prep doesn't mean going into overtraining mode It just means your diet changes and you arent lifting so heavy that you hurt yourself since you have drier joints/less energy/less water retention.

    Well, just spank me already Show me your pics, Id love to see your progress too.
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  3. I must be doing something right, check this comparison:




  4. Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm
    I must be doing something right, check this comparison:



    Never said you did anything wrong, but those pics don't have anything to do with your current log Those results are from your previous routines

  5. Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    Never said you did anything wrong, but those pics don't have anything to do with your current log Those results are from your previous routines

    My point being I have been working with the same trainer since the first picture, the last pic was taken on 9-10-06 not long ago at all. You so have the right to your opinion and I respect that. Lets see where I am at the end of my cutting and at that time you can rub it in my face if needed, Deal?
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm
    My point being I have been working with the same trainer since the first picture, the last pic was taken on 9-10-06 not long ago at all. You so have the right to your opinion and I respect that. Lets see where I am at the end of my cutting and at that time you can rub it in my face if needed, Deal?
    I wasn't rubbing anything in anyones face, just offering my advice. I'll keep it to myself next time.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    I wasn't rubbing anything in anyones face, just offering my advice. I'll keep it to myself next time.

    Well the problem is, I dont know what the heck Im doing thats why I hired someone, and to date I have done very well for being 43 and starting from scratch after 2 shoulder surgeries. See I have to be told what to do and when to it, and how to do it, then I follow it. Plus I am natural, and so is my trainer so we must work harder to keep the muscle and to grow it as well. I appreciate your comments, I really do, but I just think its too early to get really concerned about my weight just yet, like I said it is moving and the mirror says great things too.

    Please dont stop talking to me just because I am a stinker

  8. DAY 15 SEPTEMBER 21 2006


    WEIGHT- 139



    NOTES:


    Well it was back day, Im getting better at this routine too. The 8 sets of lat pulldown will kick yer fanny though right from the get go, lol Im not too fond of the reverse grip, makes my forearms get so pumped they look like bowling pins, not to mention the wrist doesnt like it either, but hey Im game to get getting big so I do it and do it the best I can.

    For some really strange reason the BB Rows seemed alot easier today, I proba;y could of done my old 125 pounds but was more worried about form after the 8 sets above.

    Ive always like seated rows for some reason, I like to pull the narrow grip handle way in and squeeze my back. But last night I about got whiplash, thanks to Big V When he was done with his set, I thought he changed the weight back for me.........NOT!!!!! I went to pull away for first rep and BAM.......My arms bought pulled outta my sockets and my neck was like WTF!!!!!! Ya ummmmmm too much weight and I was not prepared for 145 !!!!! We laughed over it, after I beat his a$$

    Ohhhhhh the cardio, My calves wanted to die right away, they are sore as heck, tight. Then I got a blister cause my sock went riding down Oh the things we do to be fit.


    Ive been just using a shaker for my ALRI protein, it works really well like that, But I wish someone would design a shaker that was worth a sh&t, all of our leak, lids pop off, lids dont fit, whatever!!!!!!!!! How dang hard is it!!!!!!!!!


    Last night I got steak and RICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Thursdays





  9. DAY 16 SEPTEMBER 22 2006


    NOTES:




    I feel like Im getting weak I really sucked at the triple dropset on leg extension and leg curl, I was just worn out after squats and leg presses with so little carbs. It appears 40 of my carbs are from Primed-Regeneration x and Xtend, damn Id rather have food Im feeling worn out today already and have not even done anything yet This 5 day in a row training is very hard on a gal.

    My weight is the same as yesterday ( Wednesday ) The one food I look forward to daily is my one piece of fruit with PB I like it, I like it alot

    Im gonna be busy getting ready for the Olympia this next week, so I gotta run do some shopping . Have a great weekend everyone!







  10. DAY 17 &18 SEPTEMBER 23 & 24 2006


    NOTES:



    Saturday was just 30 minutes cardio, and Sunday is my off day Nothing exciting to report. Im very sore everywhere and hope it subsides before Monday


    Weight- 139 9-23-06
    Weight- 140.5 9-24-06 ( must be water )

  11. I donít post much but wanted to offer some differing feedback. I think your workout is fine and is almost identical to the one I am on. Maybe a little high on the cardio for just starting out. Also, everything you have described makes sense after the first 3-4 weeks most of the nausea type of feeling goes away and the eating becomes a habit. Although the workouts donít become much easier.

    I have lost about 20 lbs in 10 weeks. In the beginning I made a few mistakes and did lose more muscle mass than I would have liked. I spent a great deal of time reading and talking to people and here are some of the things I changed, these are the things that most of the information seemed to agree on.

    Raise your level of fat intake, fish oil, peanut butter, avocado, and almonds. Have one of them with each meal. When you go to the meat and veggie only diet you really need the fat or there is nothing to get energy from. You can cut this level down as you get into the last few weeks of your cut.

    Alternate your carbs to pure carbs and fat and have this meal every 3rd or 4th day at the end of the day.

    Like I said these recommendations were in a couple of books and articles and suggested by a couple of people to me and they made a huge difference. Not necessarily a huge change in weight but a big difference in body composition where my waist shrank at a reasonable rate and I did not lose much muscle mass.

    The last thing is you may want to slowly ramp up cardio unless you have been doing it all along. If cardio is causing you to stay in the gym for 2 hours a day it is probably doing as much damage as it is good. The biggest change I made here was to by a heart rate monitor and have goals on calories burned not just reps or time. I tried to stay between 500-700 calories ramping them up as the cardio became easier, this number was for the total time in the gym that day, after a work out or two you should be able to set your goals pretty easily this way.

    I donít claim to be an expert but thought I would recommend some of the things that have helped me over the last couple of months.

  12. DAY 19 & 20 SEPTEMBER 25 & 26 2006



    Notes:


    Plugging away here, Chest day sorta blew, I felt weak, got mad, threw stuff, then felt better.

    Bicep day, now that was awesome Amazing how much better day I had, I was happy to still be able to curl the 65 lb bar, that made my night all smiles. I am seeing some new definition coming in my arms- shoulders area, its slight but I do notice it esp when training, I can tell that when I drop more fat Im gonna have some serious striations all over upper chest - shoulders.

    I actually had a couple days there where I felt really out of it, I bought some iron pills last night and it has made a big difference, I needed some extra I guess, this has happened before so I was not suprised.

    Im getting sick of chicken, but the Amish chicken is much better than frozen stuff, very tender and juicy, so I dont care what it costs, Im worth it!!!

    Hyperdrive has really helped me lately get stuff done when not feeling super great , I think I may try 2 tomorrow for the first time. Ill let ya all know how that went, lol.

    We are gonna try something different for a a few weeks, we are going to drink Regeneration X during our training, instead of after to see if it helps us more during these high reps and brutal sets.

    Im putting alot of faith into Special tactics to help me rid this fat, then later I will add Thyrogen X to kick it up, but will wait as I dont want to pull out all my tricks at the same time.

    I hope I have a great shoulder workout tomorrow, so far shoulder day has been pretty darn good to me as far as keeping my strength on the military press, which is important to me.






  13. DAY 21 SEPTEMBER 27 2006



    NOTES:


    I always love shoulder day I did well with the 45's on Military press, still cant get them up on my own but once they are up im fine. This is a grueling workout those superset laterals are killer, but work so good!


    This routine actually goes by pretty fast. Then I did abs & cardio.


    The pumps I had in upper body were awesome, Im starting to see veins in my shoulders now, If I could only see the bicep veins Id be super happy! As my body fat drops im sure it will come though.


    The primed reallly gets my energy soaring for these intense workouts, liking the flavor very much makes taking it even better.

    We have been making protein smoothies with crushed ice, man are these good!!!!!! Because the lipolytic whey is so fine and fluffy it mixes so easy and is very creamy, adding crushed ice makes it a little thicker and more like a treat Hey you do what you gotta do when your cutting! lol.

    We ared going to be trying the Regeneration x during training for awhile, instead of Xtend. Regeneration X is a great recovery product which also lowers cortisol and acts in a way to feed your muscle first, so forcing the body to use fat for fuel.

    Although my weight has not dropped alot I look different in the mirror, I know I am not losing any muscle at this point and Im very happy about that as its too dang hard to gain!




  14. I must agree you look great young lady! You and Viperspit are a great inspiration! Now keep doing the damn thing, you have one the best behind ya, and some of the best products to help ya, so get em Girl!!!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Apowerz6
    I must agree you look great young lady! You and Viperspit are a great inspiration! Now keep doing the damn thing, you have one the best behind ya, and some of the best products to help ya, so get em Girl!!!


    Thanks Apowerz Your such a sweetie !! It was awesome meeting you! I look forward to seeing you at the Arnold too!

  16. DAYS 22-26-27, NO WORKOUTS ON FRIDAY, SAT, SUN DUE TO THE OLYMPIA



    NOTES:



    Well, the past few training days went pretty well, I have lowered some of the weights due to high reps and going to faliure. Im definitely getting a good workout through the high reps, its very tiring and draining as well.


    My weight has not changed much, but the mirror shows improvements. Im thinking I should of shortened my bulking cycle by about 2 weeks as this cutting cycle is shorter than it would be normally. I do know that I am not losing muscle, thats pretty obvious. I took a few quick measurements this morning and my biceps are still the same A guy in the gym said Im looking harder last night. I do rely on those people as they see me less than I do, lol Its good to get others opinions at time too.


    Im still taking all the regular supplements, except Jungle Warfare. I am sweating my booty off during cardio on that Hyperdrive as I am taking 2 now After so many weeks on it I learned I can take two without any major side effects, I just started this at the Olympia and it went well so I will continue.

    The primed will always be my favorite, the pumps lately on high reps are totally sick, im pretty sure my arms grow almost an inch on bicep day.

    Lean Dreams was a big hit at the Olympia, many people commenting on how much they like it. We gave out thousands of samples of that and Hyperdrive along with hundreds of t-shirts and full size products to people we knew well, long time fans of ALRI and the winners of the six pack contest and posing contest, pushup contest. Course Hyperdrive seems to be the big winner with the stim lovers!


    I did post alot of pictures in the Olympia thread on BB.COM , but here is my favorite !







  17. wtf? I just noticed, where's Bob's right hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm
    I did post alot of pictures in the Olympia thread on BB.COM , but here is my favorite !

  18. DAY 28 OCTOBER 4 2006



    NOTES:






    Ok, this day will go down in history for me I was able to do 50 lb dumbbells on Military Press on my 4th set!!!!! Thats after doing 3 sets of 10 with 45's ! This girl was happy. I knew I would not get them up so I had help but did the reps on my own with the 50's. I was however able to get one up on the 45's and needed help with other side, its coming slow but sure.


    Them dang lateral supersets are like more painful then a prison fight, but Im seeing alot of muscle pop out when the pumps come. I really need to gain alot more size in shoulders though, I want the rounded caps and that will have to wait till I bulk again. But at least Ive not lost strength there YET. Im getting quite the pump in my rear delts too, Im seeing more definition and veins but only during training, then it magically goes away

    Im getting so sick of chicken I think soon Ill have to have it fed intraveniously, dang it gets old.

    As I said in last log update, my weight has not changed much, but I am having a water issue for awhile now due to being a female, we are so lucky, NOT!!!! I hope this problem clears up, my hormones are going haywire on this cutting diet.






  19. DAYS 29 & 30 OCTOBER 5 & 6 2006 BACK & LEGS



    NOTES:



    The last 2 days training have went well considering Im cutting. Ive lowered the weight on some things to get more reps. Leg day went suprisingly well since I missed last weeks leg day due to the Olympia. I did much better on squats as I had my feet too close together before, Squats is not my favorite thing to do either, actually its my least favorite, lol. The triple drop sets, although killer seemed to feel easier this time. I had MAJOR pumps going on in the quads and could feel seperation, so I know those dang muscles are there its just getting the fat and water out!!!

    I have to say using Regeneration X is been a life saver, training so many days in a row is tough, but with the help of a good recovery supplement it helps get you ready for the next day with minimal soreness if any at all.


    Oh, I should also mention Thursday & Friday are my carb up days I get carbs more on Thursday though for back day. I never knew rice could be so good, lol


    Saturday is cardio only and Sunday is OFF day, Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    A girl in the gym told me my face looks thinner since last week, She knows I havent lost much weight according to the scale and doesnt believe me, lol. I took measurements yesterday and according to those I have lost body fat and actually gained some muscle.
















  20. Quote Originally Posted by FitnFirm





    Ok, this day will go down in history for me I was able to do 50 lb dumbbells on Military Press on my 4th set!!!!! Thats after doing 3 sets of 10 with 45's ! This girl was happy.

    Wow great job Fit... :bb:

  21. Just keep it up Fit I don't write very often these days, but I am growing too(I think) I will have the decision of my trainer tuesday to see if I will be on a cut for this upcoming summer, or bulk for in 2 years.. and then blast the natural stage junior You're doing good work. Just remember that the mirror is the real judge, the scale can vary a lot.

    Once again, KEEP IT UP

  22. DAY 33 & 34 OCTOBER 9 & 10 2006 CHEST & BICEPS-CALVES-ABS-CARDIO


    NOTES:


    My training is going well, Im definitely more tired after each training day than before. Im concentrating on form and quantity of reps more than weight. I have a feeling though I will not be able to keep up the 65 lb barbell curls for too much longer as my diet has been changed again and im getting less carbs now and doing cardio twice per day. But Ill do the best I can ! Im also pretty sure that shoulder day is going to pay big time! I just got to the 50 lb dumbbells but on these lower carbs it may not happen for long, lol


    Something I did notice last night is just during warm up I had a different look in the shoulders and chest area, I mean changes happened in one day????? More defined and even more striations showing through, actually had 2 people come up to me and say WOW your looking great! Your cutting is going well.

    I guess the funniest thing that happened last night was, When I was done doing barbell warmups I looked around for the 65 lb curl bar, it was on the floor next to a guy and I asked him are you using that? He said no but I will move it for you since you cant, I said, Oh no thanks , thats the bar I need to do my curls, thanks SO I carried it away and he watched intensely as I threw that bar up 10 times with no problem, I saw him shake his head in disbelief while he was putting away the 55 lb bar he was using, LMAO

    Men, the lesson learned here is " Never underestimate a woman " HaHa


    As some of you know I did start using Retain during my time off from Jungle Warfare. I have a couple more weeks on that. Im hoping that during this cutting cycle that I will retain my muscle that I have worked so darn hard for! I guess my ultimate cutting cycle would be at least 16 weeks though, this one is alot shorter, due to my need for muscle building during the bulk. I do think that after this cutting cycle I will continue on a lean bulk instead of going to a full bulk, but Im not really sure just yet, I do need to eliminate as much fat as possible for next year if I ever get on stage.


    Even though my diet has changed as of Monday, I like it better than before. It seems Im eating more often and I get a choice of sweet potatoe or rice now. I must go buy about 10 huge bags of veggies though, and more chicken, oh yippee!!!!!

    I have stopped weighing myself, I just look in the mirror, I cant take that damn scale any longer, its stupid! so you will most likely not see my weight until the end!

    I rely even more now on Hyperdrive, needing lots of energy to get through the day on low carbs and more cardio. I do have a new respect for anyone who has went through cutting for a contest, You should get a medal just for that!!!!!!! It has to take priority over everything else, and I mean everything. I sent out a mass mail today to close friends and said " dont plan on hearing from me and dont take it personal, Im doing something very important to me and I will be available Nov. 19th.

    Well I have to wrap this up and get some things done, Thanks for following!!!!!



  23. Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull954
    Wow great job Fit... :bb:

    Oh, the cookie whore decided to pop in my log huh? Thanks Pit !!!! I hope you dont choke on all those COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!! BRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn
    Just keep it up Fit I don't write very often these days, but I am growing too(I think) I will have the decision of my trainer tuesday to see if I will be on a cut for this upcoming summer, or bulk for in 2 years.. and then blast the natural stage junior You're doing good work. Just remember that the mirror is the real judge, the scale can vary a lot.

    Once again, KEEP IT UP

    I know jjohn, Im working very hard to stay focused! I quit weighing myself the other day, NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job growing!!!! You can have amazing results at your young age!

  25. DAY 35 OCTOBER 11 2006 SHOULDERS - ABS- CARDIO



    NOTES:



    Ya BABY!!!!!!!!! I finally got the 45 lb DB's up all on my own tonight!!!!!!!!! I did them my first set to get primed for the 50's, which went SUPER great!!!! I did 10 reps on both sets I need help getting them up and can do the reps on my own! This always starts out my shoudler day with a Bang

    The SS laterals, I lowered the weight just to get lots of reps and fatigue the muscles, which did work well, OUCH!

    Viperspit was standing behind me on upright rows and said I have striations all over running through my traps and back Its working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cardio is making me sweat my booty off, I have a blister on my heel too. I bought some new socks that are lighter and breathable, they are much better but I need to cover that heel area with mole skin I think.

    I like my changed recently changed diet, and im not hungry in between meals or at night, this is a good thing!

    I have a weird thing going on with my abs, on the right of my belly button and just above, I have been getting these like spasms, all day, all night every few seconds, I cant figure it out. Im wondering if I have a hernia or something! I dont have pain, but it started when I did crunches at 140 pounds, so Im gonna lower the weight for now and see what happens, and be careful. Also this area is right under my gallbladder scar, I know I have internal staples and stitches so this may be a problem with that, dunno really.







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