Kixazz's Aethletic Edge Inta****l/Steel Edge log
- 04-16-2007, 11:15 PM
Day 8: Chest and Tri's
Today's workout was awesome.....probably the best i've had so far with the stack. The pump today was great and lasted the whole workout and beyond....felt it really well in my arms.
All my lifts went up.....i benched without warming up but still managed to do pretty well(went heavier this week but less reps).
I definately feel bigger right now and can see it in the mirror. I will try to get pics im struggling to get a camera.
My weight today pre workout was 184 and post was 186. So my weight seems to be coming back quicker than my strength(which i hope at the end of this will at least be somewhat close to what ive done before), but i am very happy to see it go up week to week. I also think that my weight is all good weight...im eating as good as i can right now....2 cans of tuna everyday for lunch on wraps....chicken breasts and some form of rice/pasta for dinner....rice cakes with peanut butter throughout the day....eggs for bfast....i usually eat like crap(and really dont gain any fat at all) so im encourgaed by teh fact that ive been keeping to a pretty decent diet and would like to see how much it helps........im also going to try to make it better by spreading meals out but thats still a work in progress as im still adjust to working 9-5....
8 6 4 1 1
Bench 185 205 225 245 255
8 8 5
DB Incline 70 80 90
8 8 8
Fly 35 35 40
8 8 8
Incline Fly 30 30 35
8 8 5
Skull Crushers 85 95 105x4
Close Grip(EZ) 85 95x5 105x5
Seates Dips 35x5(w/ ball) 35x6(w/ball) 35x10(w/o ball)
Again awesome workout today. Loved the pump that i felt and loved pushing up more weight!
Tomorrow is back and bis!
- 04-17-2007, 08:42 AM
Day 9: Back and Bi's
First of all, the pump in my lower back by the end of this workout was incredible. My lower back was hurting on the ride home, but i enjoyed it
I didn't feel a crazy pump in my bi's but i did little of them and just killed my back today.
The concentration that i feel when i lift is awesome. Its not like crazy jump around energy but i just want to get under the weights and lift. And once im done i just want to go again. I definately like that aspect of this product, and it seems like after reading the summaries of everyone else's logs this has been a recurring theme.
5 4 2.5 1
Hang Clean 205 205 215 225
8 7 6
Lat Pulldown 190 210 210
10 8 7 6
DB Row 95 100 105 110
8 8 6 4
DB curls 135 40 45 50
8 8 8
Power Shrugs 315 405x7 495x4
ss. T Bar row 135 180 225
I felt great lifting today...stronger and just wanted to keep doing more. I ended up Super-setting alot of things today as well as cybex benched again.
The pump in my back lasted a good hour, hour and a half after the lift.
More than anything right now my concentration and my push when lifting are showing a great difference!
Day 10: rest
I was going to do shoulders today but decided to take the day off today to rest. I havent gone to sleep before 1130 this week and still adjusting to working 9-5, it is killing me. So i decided to take the day off and just do some abs pushups.
I will note today though: i feel big. My chest feels huge today. My back feels tight and my traps feel huge today. Its a great feeling.
Tomorrow is shoulders. And I am definately looking foward to it and seeing how well i can push myself.
Will report back tom.
Oh yea....again my weight yesterday was right around 185. Its good to see that goin up! and i feel like im Leaning out too which is really good(not puttin on any bad lbs).
Very solid back/bicep workout KA
I also noticed a "leaner," look when I started Intra****l.....good thing you are too
Hope you got some quality rest!
Day 11: Shoulders
Again todays workout was awesome. All my weights went up.
I know that it says to take steel edge on an empty stomach but i always eat a little something. The first day as well as today i took it with a completely empty stomach(i was hungry and probably couldve ate a decent amount of food) and i REALLY feel this kick in. I feel like i have more energy when i take it on a completeley empty stomach like almost jittery. I actually like the feeling because i really want to get under the weights and just lift. And again, the thing that i really like is the concentration, i am really into it when i am lifting...much more than not taking it.
The pump today as felt really good...i felt it in my 3rd set of the day which was nice as i love the "pump" feeling
As for my workout:
12 10 8 6 4
DB Press 45(AP) 65 75 85 0
8 8 8
Behind Neck Mil 110 130x6 130x5
8 8 8
Upright Rows 95 115 135x7
45/35/25 45/35/25 45/35/25
Plate Raise 10 10 10
8 8 8
Lateral Raise 30 30x6 30x6
DB Shrugs 80 80 80
10 8 8
Cybex Row (back) 70 70 70
reverse flys 115 130x7 130x5
I really pushed myself today but unfortunately i think im still breaking off scar tissue from tearing my labrum and dislocating my shoulder in the fall. So thats not the most comefortable feeling but im fighting through it.
Im really impressed so far. You can really see me getting bigger and getting more definition in my arms
Im impressed enough that i just bought another bottle of Intra****l I am really encouraged and after reading everyone's logs it just seems like the right thing to do to get the absolute most out of it. And if i can get the funds I will be purchasing another SteelEdge and a third bottle of Intra****l! We shall see
Tomorrow is legs(rehab stuff) and i will be hitting my Bi's hard as i really dont do much during Back and Bi's day.
Yea...ive been trying to get back to where i was coming into camp for football in august since i had lost just about 15lbs and needless to say my strength was completely gone(and i was putting up very decent numbers for my size)
im almost half way to my goal weight of 190....hovering around 184-185 and i can tell you it is not bad weight(I really feel much leaner than i had)
My strength is definately not there but it is coming back in greater strides than i expected it too...and i am really finding myself able to push more and more without to much of a problem
I am definately liking this so far and I hope that my gains will only improve as the IXL starts to really kick in...
Day 13: Bi's/Abs/Legs
Today i guess you could say was a "beach workout"...Bi's and Abs and a little bit of legs as my ankle has not been feeling so great
For the workout, I didn ot log my weights today as I will not normally do such a lift and just wanted to get something in on Saturday.
The pump in my Biceps was nice again not the best, but nice. The vascularity was definately noticeable as i had a nice vein going through my bicep today...I find this a little wierd that I am having very good vascularity but not a crazy pump.
IN terms of weights i definately felt like i was going my full reps without a problem at all and i was definately happy with that even if it was just bi's and abs
I then went and ran around for a little while as I played some football. Felt like i was in decent shape and i really running wise have been slacking.
Day 15: Back/Bi's
Today was Back and Bi's. Alot more Back today though(particularly lower back) and later in the week(possibly even tomorrow i may do some lifts to concentrate on my upper back and biceps as i did not hit them as much)
As for the lift....I had an incredible pump in my lower back(it almost hurt at one point). For whatever reason, I could not clean 225 and rather just repped 215(pretty easily too, i do not know why 225 didnt wanna get up today). All over my other lifts felt great. I really tried to kill myself at the end with very very short breaks and supersetting, and i was still managing to get the reps I wanted pretty well.
After throwing a football around on Saturday and lifting today the back of my shoulder is really hurting(which sux) but im going through. I am going to start incorporating some rehab things daily to see if I can get it any better. But other than just being bothersome It only affected my DB rows a little when i was really letting the weight hang.
5 4 3 3
Hang Clean 205 215 215 215
8 7 7
Lat Pulldown 200 210 210
10 8 7 8
DB Row 100 105 110 110
8 8 6 4
DB curls 40 40 45 50
10 10 10
DB Shrugs 85 85 85
T Bar row 180 225x6 225x6
Lower Back Extensions w/35lb 3 sets of 10
So far so good. If there is one thing that maybe I'd like more of, and this can't even really be a knock on this at all because it is not a NO product, but I would love a little more ALA to get a much nicer/better pump. I love the feeling and it would only make this better if there was a little more. Not sure if the cost of doing so would be justified? (any feedback to this, just wondering)
I do though feel a pump when a lift, but not nearly as strong as with true NO products(I usually get a really strong back pump regardless, so while i do feel it a little stronger the ALA, it is not only factor behind it).
Ok thats it for now.
Chest and Tris tomorrow and i am really hoping to see some nice lifts during tomorrow's workout!
I would love to get back to that and that is my goal by some time in the summer/end of summer.
Just curious though....any AEN reps....was there any thought to adding more ALA for a bigger pump? Or was that not really an aim for this product at all? (just would like to see the thought process when it comes to creating a supplement specifically Intra****l)
BA does not produce the "pump," that high doses of arginine does, but many users still report getting a good pump during their workout. SteelEdge + Intra****l will give you a very good pump though.
Q: How does the rest of Intra****l’s formula fit in with Beta-Alanine?
Intra****l is more than just a carnosine booster designed to increase strength, lean muscle and endurance. Intra****l also contains ingredients that work synergistically with each other and with carnosine. These ingredients act as direct precursors to the powerful antioxidant, glutathione.
1. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) - increases glutathione levels inside the cell which is a power antioxidant that fights cellular fatigue. Interestingly Beta-Alanine has now been shown to increase the synthesis of glutathione by increasing the availability of its precursor cysteine. Beta-Alanine and NAC work perfectly together.
2.Vitamin E – Vitamin E has been shown to increase carnosine levels more than carnosine alone. Carnosine has been shown to increases Vitamin E antioxidant ability. These two operate hand in hand.
3. Alpha-Lipoic-Acid – Finalizing this HIGHLY synergistic formula, alpha-lipoic-acid is utilized as a highly versatile antioxidant that boosts other antioxidants like Vitamin E and Glutathione.
These three ingredients combined with Beta-Alanine make Intra****l an extremely powerful and versatile weapon in your quest for greater strength, lean muscle mass and super-charged endurance.
Here is how Intra****l effects pumps:
Immediate benefits: Many users experience intense vasodilatation/pumps from the very first time they take their first does of Intra****l. The reason this occurs is because Beta-Alanine increases carnosine and carnosine is a powerful precursor in generating nitric oxide synthase (NOS). NOS are a group of enzymes necessary for making the powerful vasodilator nitric oxide. Take Intra****l with SteelEdge prior to exercise and let us know your experience. We are confident that you will be very pleased pumps/vasodilatation from your very first workout.
Personally, I get WAY more pumped from Intra****l, than ANY Arginine based so called pump product. NAC also potentiates the pump of NO. Having said that, you could certainly add more ALA if you so choose. Just be aware when taking ALA PreWO as it get many people hypoglycemic PreWO, not exactly what you want.
BTW, are you taking IXL PreWO on training days?
And I am definately getting the vascularity and a pump, which until yesterday wasnt crazy.
Hopefully ill have a repeat tonight.
My lift yesterday was AWESOME.
I benched and it was just so much easier. All my weights jumped and i really felt it so much more than the previous two weeks. And all day today i just felt it in my chest and back from monday. But ill have the write up later once i get home from work and back from the gym. Shoulders today....
Day 16: Chest
This lift was AWESOME. The weights just went up so much easier than last week. My bench finally got a nice improvement, and getting the full reps was not much of a problem at all. It felt awesome. And i definately felt a pump thorughout my chest and then all day long today. My concentration was there set after set. It really was an awesome lift.
8 8 6 3
Bench 185 205 225 245 265x.5
8 8 6 2
DB Incline 80 85 90 95
8 8 6
Fly 35 40 40
8 8 6
Incline Fly 30 35 35
15 12 13
Dips 35 35 35
I didnt get to Tris today but i will get them on shoulders or legs day. But this was just an awesome lift.
And I am noticeably bigger. I wish i had a camera, but after my gf lost mine a few months ago i have yet to get one. I will still try to get some taken and hopefully there will be a difference from day 16 to day 30?
But there is a noticeable difference. I just look bigger right now and it feels awesome. I am definately liking this!
I am hoping that the pump i got during this lift will continue cause i loved it!
My weight right now is 185lbs which is encouraging. And as i mentioned in a previous log, I am feeling very lean, much leaner than when i started this.
Will report back tomorrow!
Day 18: Shoulders (tris/back)
Another Awesome lift today. 2nd set of shoulder press and my shoulders were pumpin. It felt great. All throughout the lift I felt an awesome pump and had huge vascularity in my forearms. All my lifts went up again, however i am still getting a pain in my shoulder which is affecting my heavier lifts and affects me pushing myself in the last rep or two(mistly when shoulder pressing).
Also today I lifted forever without a drop off. I did my complete shoulder workout out then Supersetted skull crushed and close grip bench as i didnt hit tris when i benched tuesday and then did a moderate cable row for my back. And finished with some abs(all weighted). I didnt want to stop lifting today(some days i could just stay in there forever haha) but did so i am not too sore for my lifts next week. It felt awesome though...pumped the whole time and didnt really feel much of a drop off from the very first set to the very last set.
10 9 7 6 2
DB Press 70 75 80 85 90
8 7 5
Behind Neck Mil 110 130 140
8 7 5
Upright Rows 115 135 145
45/35/25 45/35/25 45/35/25
Plate Raise 10 10 10
8 8 7
Lateral Raise 30 30 35
10 8 8
Cybex Row (back) 150 150 150
reverse flys 120 135 140x7
8 8 8
Skullcrushers 105 115 135
Close grip 105 115 135x7
Cable rows 150 150
Tomorrow ill be rehabbing my leg again, hopefully pushing my ankle alot more tomorrow because its feeling very good lately. Also tomorrow Ill be doing Bi's and Abs, probably not so heavy so that i do not affect back lift on monday.
Will check back in tom!
And thanks for the feedback. Its awesome to here your comments and suggestions!
Maybe try a military press instead of dumbells next time, who knows maybe it will fix the problem. Could be just the range of motion that's doing a bit of tweaking? Where does it hurt in your shoulder, towards the laberum or more joint?
I tore both Labrums...right most recently when i dislocated it(and thats whats hurting now). Had an MRI and while it didnt show a tear, their is one in my labrum because you can see the fluids get in the socket. That mri by the way was one of the most uncomfortable feelings ever(injecting dyes for the shoulder). I question whether i may have done something to my rotator cuff as well because of my inability to throw with a big range of motion but never got it checked out as I really dont want another surgery(had Microfracture in ankle a year ago)
Right now the pain is in the back of shoulder(feel it in deep as well). I cant throw a football with full range of motion. I can only go back to my ear, and when i go heavy lifting shoulders itll pop once in a while. I also cannot throw hard at all.
I have the option of surgery but I am trying my best not to go that way. Im hoping that lifting and strengthening it willl make a huge difference. It worked when I did the left but I dont think i did my left as bad a my right.
Sorry for taking so long to post but ive been really busy...however i will say it was worth the wait.....My lifts have all jumped again each lift is much easier and im jumping weights with relative weights......i am currently up to 186lbs and i feel awsome..much fuller, leaner and most importantly bigger.
before i begin to post my individual lift reviews i just want to make another comment on steeledge that i wrote earlier in my log but this week more than ever have i felt it......
With steeledge i am just focused....i hope that you can all realte to this but when i left and begin to go heavy in weights i get in a zone...it takes me awhile to get there usually but right now im there my second set and i am just in the zone my whole lift....i find it much easier to push myself right now and i love being so focused throughout every single set of my lift
This is really standing out for me right now and I am really liking this aspect of steeledge more than anything!
stay tuned....daily reviews will be up in a few minutes
Day 22: Chest/Tris
I really pushed myself hard today and have been all of this week, ive also been finding myself to go as hard as i want to push myself right now which is great....Felt a very nice pump in my chest and tris and when i was done it felt awesome.
I was able to very easily get my first 3 sets benching without a problem and when i went pretty heavy i struggled a bit, but i havent gone that heavy in awhile and it feels great to be getting back up there! 275 got once and didnt want to kill myself and rather opted to try 300 than try more reps....300 needed a tap halfway to get it up, but at least im gettin there.
DB incline wen heavier pretty easily, Flys went up, Skullcrushers stayed pretty even as my tris were burnin, I close gripped on a bench instead of ss with skull crushers(didnt really go too heavy), and my pushdowns went up.
As i mentioned in my last post....i was FOCUSED today....i was ready to lift before i was even down on the bench and i usually have to take a min to get in that zone...I love how easily focused I am getting.
9 8 4 1
Bench 205 225 245 275 300x.5
8 8 4
DB Incline 80 90 100
7 7 6
Fly 40 40 45
8 7 6
Incline Fly 35 35 40
8 7 4
Skull Crushers 95 105 105
Close Grip(EZ) 135 135 135
10 8 8
Pushdowns 140 160 160
Seates Dips 35x10 35x10 35x10
This lift was awesome...loved the strength, love the focus throughout and i love how im pushing myself as hard as i can and just keep goin.
Day 23: Back and Bis
I killed my back today. Again the focus was incredible and I just pushed myself as hard as i could go Supersetting a few of the things at the end. The great part was although i was dyin i wasnt slackin off during the sets.
Not the greatest pump in my bis, however my back had a nice pump and the vascularity is very good.
For some reason I feel like I am not getting as intense of a pump as the products should be giving and other people are getting. There is a pump, and I feel like it lasts alot longer but the intensity is not as great as I think its intended. Im guessing maybe i should try 6 pills b4 lifting of Intra****l or maybe sipping SteelEdge during my lift.....
5 4 1 2
Hang Clean 205 215 225 225
8 8 7
Lat Pulldown 200 210 220
10 8 8 7
DB Row 100 110 110 110
8 8 6 4
DB curls 40 45 50 55
8 8 8
Seated Row 150 160 180
ss. T Bar row 225x6 225x6 225x6
Lower Back Ext. 3 sets of 10
Cleans today was very good....i screwed up my first time of 225 and was only able to get one cause my form was terrible....then went again and did it easily
Pulldowns went up a little bit, rows felt much easier this week...last week i was struggling get the reps this week they came much easier, Curls went up for those who care haha Then i supersetted seated row and T bar row and really really pushed myself Went heavy on T bar and then was burning on the rows but love doing them because they hit my upper baclk and traps as well
I was really able to push myself today
I also supersetted in cybex bench with pulldowns and nautilus flys with db rows to hit my chest and it felt really good
I think though that im starting to really feel the effects of the Intra****l as my strength is really shooting up and although i am pushing myself really hard, I am finding it relatively easy to get all the reps in every set!
Day 24: Shoulders
Today was probably the biggest strength jumps of any lift this week
My shoulders felt awesome, although on my last set i chose to not kill myself for the last rep
And also just as a side note, my ankle is feeling awesome and has been for the past 2 weeks...no pains at all which is surprising because i drive a manual and will usually feel it then.....I dont know if the BA or something else is doing it but its starting to feel really good and tomorrow i may push my legs and see if i cant get a halfway decent leg day in.
Back to shoulders...It was another awesome lift....Had awesome strength jumps and i really pushed myself hard, probably too hard at one point in flys because i wasnt getting decent reps but i just wanted to lift and try to go as heavy as possiblr
The focus really is getting me and im loving it.
Had a very nice jump in shoulder press, did Push press today in stead of behind the neck military press, upright rows jumped up as did reverse flys....shrugs stayed same but wasnt trying to do a heavy weight just rep it out and did lateral raise very heavy probably shouldnt have gone so heavy right away but i was in the zone lol
I also supersetted lateral raise, reverse flys and db shrugs at the end of my lift and i really pushed myself there and was able to get through every set
10 10 8 6
DB Press 70 80 90 100x3
6 5 4 2
push press 135 155 185 195
8 6.5 4.5
Upright Rows 135 145 155
45/35/25 45/35/25 45/35/25
Plate Raise 10 10 10
6 5 5
Lateral Raise 40 40 40
DB Shrugs 85x12 85x10 85x10
8 8 8
reverse flys 130 145 160
I have probably already said this the past 4 posts but ill say it again anyways...the focus is just awesome from the SteelEdge i just want to lift and lift and just keep pushing harder
I also feel like I am really starting to feel the effects of the Intra****l......I am really not fatiguing from set to set and rep to rep....While i may be physically tired at the end I am pretty easily finding it in me to get all the reps I can and I am enjoying it!
Also current weight is 186lbs
And i am getting closer and closer to my goals!!
Any questions feel free to ask....I would love to answer any questions people may have about the stack so feel free to ask away!
Good to hear that you are getting all your reps in during your sets! Keep training hard KA!!
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