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    CISSUS-Drol Log (sponsored)


    A huge Thanks! goes to Generic Labz for the opportunity to log their new supplement, CISSUS-Drol.
    The ingredients in CISSUS-Drol help your body:

    Increase Natural Testosterone
    Decrease Estrogen Levels
    Increase FREE Testosterone
    Support Joint and Connective Tissue Health
    Decrease Body Fat
    Over the last year-and-a-half, I've been plagued with shoulder injuries, culminating with a partial tear of my RC. Stupid old body.

    Anyway, after the VERY expensive, limited success Physical Therapy, I've slowly begun working out with weights again. The weights are still very light, as I'm pretty sure if I reinjure myself I'll end up under the knife.

    From the stats you'll find below, I'm sure you'll agree that a pure cut is in order, but that just feels like quitting, particularly since I've begun hitting the weights again (ok, slapping them more than hitting).

    With that in mind, my goal is to lose as much fat as humanly possible while putting on some muscle and not getting hurt.

    I'll keep this log simple, and hopefully some folk will be along for the ride.


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    Day #1, Monday 6/26


    First day stats:

    Weight: 311.5 lbs
    BF: 36.6% (per handheld electric device)

    Measurements to come at my next weigh in, as the first few pounds will be water weight anyway.

    I dosed at 1 pill 3 times per day, as the label states. I am dosing about 15 or so minutes prior to 3 of my meals, spaced evenly throughout the day.

    Due to my current weight, it's been recommended that I start out at 5 to 6 pills per day. That'll happen on day two.


    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2103    
         Fat :   45 g
         Sat :   18 g
       Carbs :  205 g
       Fiber :   30 g
     Protein :  239 g

    Due to relatively painful knees, Leg day is more of a "it's the thought that counts" type of day.
    Code:
    Leg Day
    Squats (upper thigh parellel to ground):
        Olympic bar x 10
        Olympic bar x 10
        Olympic bar x 10
        Olympic bar x 10
    Leg Extensions
        50 lbs x 10
        50 lbs x 10
        50 lbs x 10
    Calf Raises
        Body Weight x 15
        Body Weight x 13
        Body Weight x 12

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    Day #2, Tuesday 6/26


    Sigh. Just noticed my Day #1 had the wrong calendar date in the Title. Sigh.

    Anyway, things are going quite well today. So far no hunger/cravings to note, though this resulted in fewer calories than I was shooting for.

    I was in a damn good mood today, hopefully that'll continue!

    As noted previously, I began a higher dosing scheme today. 2 pills 3x a day, roughly 15 minutes before meals, spread evenly throughout the day.

    And on to the other stuff:

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1754    
         Fat :   50 g
         Sat :   16 g
       Carbs :  160 g
       Fiber :   42 g
     Protein :  180 g

    Code:
    Off
        Power-walked after lunch for 27 minutes at work

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    Hello djl-

    Good start! After about a week of 3 caps per day, I went up 6 caps per day and noticed an improvement. I'm dosing 2 first thing in the a.m. (15 min. prior to food), 2 after I workout on workout days or 2 15 min. prior to dinner on non-workout days and 2 right before I go to bed. I sleep great at night after taking the last two.

    Good luck with your log!
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    Thanks edvanp! The early part of this is the easiest, still have all of the excitement and initial focus on the goal.

    Hopefully I'll keep chugging along.

    Quote Originally Posted by edvanp View Post
    Hello djl-

    Good start! After about a week of 3 caps per day, I went up 6 caps per day and noticed an improvement. I'm dosing 2 first thing in the a.m. (15 min. prior to food), 2 after I workout on workout days or 2 15 min. prior to dinner on non-workout days and 2 right before I go to bed. I sleep great at night after taking the last two.

    Good luck with your log!
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    Day 3, 6/27, Wednesday


    Another great, feel-good day--my mood's been outstanding, which is surprising.

    No hunger/cravings to note until I got home from work, then I had to fight off a ton of cravings. A cup or two of frozen brocolli simply doesn't work well when you're craving pizza! But it saw me through the craving, so it served its purpose.

    Although it's too early for this effect from cissus (I believe), my shoulder was actually pretty nice today--not nearly as many twinges, even after early-AM weights!

    And on to the other stuff:

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2143 
         Fat :   42 g
         Sat :   11 g
       Carbs :  237 g
       Fiber :   39 g
     Protein :  218 g

    Code:
    Back Day
    Narrow-grip Pulldown:
        50 x 10
        75 x 10
        100 x 10
        100 x 8
        100 x 7
    Wide-grip Pulldown:
        100 x 8
        100 x 8
        100 x 8
    Standing Curls (curl bar)
        20 x 10
        30 x 10
        30 x 10
        30 x 9
    Dumbbell Shrugs (for some reason, these still ache a bit)
        20 x 12
        25 x 12
        25 x 12
        25 x 12

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    Day 4, 6/28, Thursday


    No problem with cravings today. Unfortunately, I didn't think about food today at all.

    Shoulder is feeling great, so far this aspect of CISSUS-Drol is outstanding!

    I believe next week will be the first true test of CISSUS-Drol as I begin to go over the same workouts again, on reduced calories. Stay tuned for hopeful goodness!


    Not a great food day. Too few calories, and ratios weren't so hot.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1669 
         Fat :   68 g
         Sat :   15 g
       Carbs :  138 g
       Fiber :   34 g
     Protein :  144 g

    Code:
    Off
        Power-walked after lunch for 29 minutes at work

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    Day 5, 6/29, Friday


    Great great day--it's Friday, next week's a short week, and my boss is on vacation until next week Friday .

    I'm going to have to do something about my nutrition. Too few calories, and I'm not sure what to do about it at the moment. Maybe invest in some protein bars--the VPX bars seem pretty nutritionally sound.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1733 
         Fat :   36 g
         Sat :    9 g
       Carbs :  184 g
       Fiber :   36 g
     Protein :  176 g

    Again, shoulder was great today, though it twinged a little when doing the Flat Bench. After some stretching and pulling my shoulders back even more, the twinging was controlled without further problem.

    Chest days I'm very cautious.

    Code:
        Power-walked after lunch for 15 minutes at work
    
    Chest Day
    Flat Bench (barbell):
        BAR x 10
         20 x 10
         50 x 10
         76 x 10
        100 x  8
        100 x  8
    Dumbbell Delt Side-Raises:
          5 x 12
          8 x 10
          8 x 10
          8 x 10
    Tri Pushdown:
        50 x 10
        50 x 10
        50 x 8

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    Day 6, 6/30, Saturday


    Another fantastic day. You know, this is unusual for me, so I'm leaning towards this being an effect of CISSUS-Drol. Nothing else really explains it.

    Also, my cravings, while they do pop up every now and then, are really manageable to-date. Which is also extremely unusual.

    I honestly wasn't expecting either of the above-two affects from this supplement, but I'll take 'em

    With the moderately restricted calories and workouts, my libido seems to be fine. No downgrade--then again, I'm pretty sure I was born horny, and when I die they'll probably have to build a bridge in the middle of my coffin.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1970  
         Fat :   73 g
         Sat :   26 g
       Carbs :  187 g
       Fiber :   38 g
     Protein :  159 g

    Had chest day yesterday. Today, my shoulder was a bit stiff and required a little more stretching than normal. Other than that, seemed to be fine.

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        No workout today, but I did wake up at 
        3:30 am and went trolling on Lake Michigan.  
        Caught a King Salmon and a Coho, so was a
        fun morning!

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    Day 7, 7/1, Sunday


    I've had quite a bit of lethargy today. Started yesterday, but I thought that was due to waking so darn early to go fishing, but I should've been recovered by today.

    Craving control still in full force. I grilled some brauts for my daughter and mom-n-law, and then made myself something a bit better for my goals. Thought that'd be tough to do, or I'd be cranky about everyone eating great while I didn't. You know, it wasn't a big deal! Lord, I hope this keeps up!!

    From my Nutrition, though, perhaps I should've had a high calorie, yummy braut. My caloric intake is sucking big time! But I'm not noticing it (except for the lethargy, maybe).

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1643
         Fat :   68 g
         Sat :   27 g
       Carbs :  124 g
       Fiber :   37 g
     Protein :  156 g

    Code:
        No workout today
    Tomorrow begins my workouts again, and the start of the 2nd week of the CISSUS-Drol. I've been on 2 pills 3 times per day everyday except the first.

    So far, only sides for me seem to be good sides for a cut. Mood improvement and appetite/craving control seem to be in effect.

    My shoulder was a little achy yesterday, but not a problem today.

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    djl,ou know how many Mg's of 6-bromo Cissus-Drol contain s?

    and breaking it down farther do uyou know how many mgs of the Alpha kind?

    and the beta kind?

    ...6-bromo contains?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    djl,ou know how many Mg's of 6-bromo Cissus-Drol contain s?

    and breaking it down farther do uyou know how many mgs of the Alpha kind?

    and the beta kind?

    ...6-bromo contains?


    Nope, proprietary ingredient list. You'll have to try to get the info from the manufacturer.

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    Day 8, 7/2, Monday


    Weight: 302.0 lbs [-9.5 lbs]
    BF: 36.0 - 36.5% [anywhere from -0.1% to -0.6%]

    BF measurement varied widely when I did it multiple times in a row, so I think I might skip BF measurement until the very end. I don't think the accuracy is there to give a good weekly number.

    Pretty happy about the fat loss. While there may be some muscle in that number, and a majority of the number is water weight, I am wearing an older, tighter pair of pants now--it was that or wear suspenders because the previous size was simply too loose.

    I'm beginning to feel a bit of lethargy now on a day-to-day basis. Pretty rundown at times. I'll keep my eye on this, and add in a stim or 3 as needed.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1865     
         Fat :   53 g
         Sat :   19 g
       Carbs :  181 g
       Fiber :   35 g
     Protein :  182 g

    Woke up this morning and my hips and knees were both aching pretty bad, and continued to ache throughout the day. Very, very odd. Anyway, I was going to skip leg day, but then decided the hell with it and simply was extra careful.

    Code:
    Power-walked 29 minutes after lunch at work.
    
    Leg Day
     
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Squats:
        BAR x 10           BAR x 10
        BAR x 10           BAR x 10
        10# x 10           BAR x 10
        10# x  7           BAR x 10
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Leg Extensions
        50# x 10           50# x 10
        60# x 10           50# x 10
        60# x 10           50# x 10
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Calf Raises
        Body Weight x 18   Body Weight x 15
        Body Weight x 15   Body Weight x 13
        Body Weight x 15   Body Weight x 12


    Slight improvement from day 1, unexpected considering a 9.5 lbs weight drop. So far I'm pretty satisfied with the direction this is going.

    I'm toying with the idea of adding Sesamin to the mix, if only for its health benefits. Got a blood test prior to starting this, and my numbers were higher than last time. The diet should take care of that, but the sesamin might help out a bit.

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    Day 9, 7/3, Tuesday


    Not too much lethargy today. Libido is fine, as always. Wood-ability same as normal.

    My wife remarked that my bi/tri seemed more defined and harder than normal. Not too shabby, given how long ago my back/chest workouts were!!

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 1971      
         Fat :   57 g
         Sat :   15 g
       Carbs :  227 g
       Fiber :   48 g
     Protein :  159 g

    Code:
    No Workout -- Off day
    The 4th will probably be a bad food day--here's hoping for an easy recovery on Thursday!

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    Thumbs up Day 10, 7/4, Wednesday


    Happy Holiday, U.S.!


    Fun food day. BAD djl!!

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2637       
         Fat :  116 g
         Sat :   44 g
       Carbs :  254 g
       Fiber :   47 g
     Protein :  175 g

    A few of those calories weren't eaten. I prepared a homemade salsa with Olive oil and other goodies, but I only ended up eating a tablespoon of a huge container. Eh, I'll pretend I ate it all. After the sausages, doesn't really matter

    Code:
    Back
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Narrow-grip pulldown:
        50 x 10        50 x 10
        75 x 10        75 x 10
       100 x 10       100 x 10
       110 x 10       100 x  8
       110 x  8       100 x  7
       110 x  8       xxxxxxxx
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Wide-grip pulldown:
        110 x  8      100 x 8
        110 x  8      100 x 8
        110 x  8      100 x 8
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Standing Curls:
        20 x 10       20 x 10
        30 x 10       30 x 10
        40 x 10       30 x 10
        40 x  9       30 x  8
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    BB Shrugs:
        20 x 10       Did DB Shrugs last/NA
        50 x 10
        50 x 10
        50 x 10

    All in all a pretty nice workout, up in all lifts, and down in weight. FANTASTIC so far, I'm pleased!

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    Question Just noticed...


    Whenever I've taken CISSUS-Drol to this point, I've been on the run and haven't noticed anything post-consumption.

    Today I finally have been in a position twice to notice something. About a half hour after consumption, I get an odd slight warmth/flush feeling over face, arms, and chest.


    Anyone else notice this?

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    Day 11, 7/5, Thursday


    Nothing new to report for today.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2088      
         Fat :   56 g
         Sat :   24 g
       Carbs :  285 g
       Fiber :   30 g
     Protein :  133 g

    Code:
    Chest Day
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Flat Bench (barbell):
        50 x 10       BAR x 10
        70 x 10        20 x 10
       100 x 10        50 x 10
       100 x 10        76 x 10
       100 x  7       100 x  8
       xxxxxxxx       100 x  8
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Dumbbell Delt Side-Raises:
        10 x 10       5 x 12
        10 x 10       8 x 10
        10 x  8       8 x 10
        10 x  6       8 x 10
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Tri Pushdown
        50 x 10       50 x 10
        60 x 10       50 x 10
        60 x  8       50 x  8

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    Day 12, 7/6, Friday


    Nothing new to report for today.

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 1691 
         Fat :   58 g
         Sat :   22 g
       Carbs :  132 g
       Fiber :   28 g
     Protein :  165 g

    Shoulder feeling fine after yesterday's chest/delt workout.

    Code:
        Power-walked after lunch for 31 minutes at work.
    
    Off weights day

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    Lethargy sux. Still in high spirits? The other log I've seen on this reports feelings of well being also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattikus View Post
    Lethargy sux. Still in high spirits? The other log I've seen on this reports feelings of well being also.
    Yeah, the lethargy gets to me every once in awhile, so far nothing I'll complain too loudly about.

    Yeah, I still have a better-than-normal outlook. And when I do get angry/upset/sad, I get over it a lot quicker than I normally would. And when I'm not surrounded by people eating pizza and other goodies, I'm really not obsessing over food like I normally would. VERY cool side effect!!

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    Day 13, 7/7, Saturday


    Nothing new to report for today.

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 2118 
         Fat :   56 g
         Sat :   24 g
       Carbs :  236 g
       Fiber :   36 g
     Protein :  180 g

    Code:
    Off weights day

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    Day 14, 7/8, Sunday


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    Nutrition
    Calories : 2212     
         Fat :   65 g
         Sat :   30 g
       Carbs :  243 g
       Fiber :   39 g
     Protein :  176 g

    My knees have been a bit tweaky today, and after pulling carpeting in my basement my shoulder's throbbing a bit.

    For whatever reason, I had a ton of energy tonight, so instead of waiting for Monday to get my leg workout in, I went ahead and did them tonight.

    Code:
    Leg Day
     
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Squats:
        BAR x 10           BAR x 10
        10# x 10           BAR x 10
        16# x 10           10# x 10
        20# x 10           10# x  7
        20# x  7           xxxxxxxx
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Leg Extensions
        50 x 10            50# x 10
        60 x 10            60# x 10
        70 x 10            60# x 10
        70 x  8            xxxxxxxx  
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Calf Raises
        Body Weight x 20   Body Weight x 18
        Body Weight x 18   Body Weight x 15
        Body Weight x 15   Body Weight x 15
    Even though my knees were hurting going into the first set of warm-up squats, the pain eased away, and I had good improvements all around.

    So far, CISSUS-Drol truly seems like a winner. Hell, I'd recommend it based on the improved mood alone, but the improvements in strength WITHOUT reinjury DURING a cut is priceless.

    Here's hoping the final two weeks are as good as this last week!!

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    Hi djl
    Nice work.
    I'm down a few pounds with no real change to my diet.
    My joints are still a little suspect but not bad enough to stop training.
    2 weeks on the cissus-drol and its looking like a real solid product.


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    Thanks for stopping by, TSB4me. Yeah, so far I'm real pleased with CISSUS-DROL!

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    Day 15, 7/9, Monday


    Weight: 301.5 lbs [-0.5 lbs for week, -10.0 lbs since start]
    BF: 36.1% [-0.4% for week]

    BF measurement varied again, from 36.0% to 36.2%. I know, I said I wouldn't use this anymore; however, since I'd only dropped a half pound I thought I'd do it anyway.

    Holiday week (4th of July) I'd made bad choices for my diet, which might explain the lack of definite progress from week prior. But I HAVE tightened my belt two notches, and have moved into older, use-to-be-too-tight pants. So while the lbs are decreasing as much as I'd hoped this past week, the fat still is coming off.

    Two days ago I started taking Primaforce Sesamin, mainly to help control lipid profile. I had thought that taking that oil would've been nasty (it's not in pill form), but it's really not that bad at all! Such a small amount is used that you barely notice it.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1865     
         Fat :   53 g
         Sat :   19 g
       Carbs :  181 g
       Fiber :   35 g
     Protein :  182 g

    Legs are still rubbery from last night's leg workout.

    Code:
    Fasted Stationary Bike: 20 min @ Lvl 6

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    Day 16, 7/10, Tuesday


    Lethargy has been pretty bad lately. Beginning to interfere with my ability to lift weights at night after everyone's asleep or in the morning before work. And I just discovered that my body really really doesn't like stims at night--not that I can't get to sleep at night, but rather my chest gets aches and flutters. Nasty stuff!

    Diet ran away from me today. Didn't quite realize how many calories/carbs in brown rice! And calories in ground turkey (550 per pound, wtf??).

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2653    
         Fat :   93 g
         Sat :   26 g
       Carbs :  306 g
       Fiber :   36 g
     Protein :  162 g

    No weights because I simply feel asleep.

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    Power-walked at work: 25 min

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    Day 17, 7/11, Wednesday


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    Nutrition
    Calories : 2024       
         Fat :   59 g
         Sat :   15 g
       Carbs :  217 g
       Fiber :   29 g
     Protein :  170 g



    Fantastic workout! What's really odd is that I took no stims at all pre-workout. And I was half-asleep when I wandered into the basement and started workout out. The veil of lethargy was lifted. It was very cool!

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    Back
     
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Narrow-grip pulldown:
        50 x 10        50 x 10
        75 x 10        75 x 10
       100 x 10       100 x 10
       110 x 10       110 x 10
       120 x 10       110 x  8
       120 x  8       110 x  8
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Wide-grip pulldown:
        120 x  9      110 x 8
        120 x  9      110 x 8
        120 x  7      110 x 8
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Standing Curls:
        30 x 10       20 x 10
        40 x 10       30 x 10
        50 x 10       40 x 10
        50 x  7       40 x  9
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    BB Shrugs:
        50 x 10       20 x 10              
        60 x 10       50 x 10
        60 x 10       50 x 10
        60 x 10       50 x 10

    Again, good increases considering diet and hurt shoulder. Shoulder actually did ache a little towards the end of the workout, but now the ache is gone.

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    Thumbs up Day 18, 7/12, Thursday


    My ratios are all to hell.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2129        
         Fat :   99 g
         Sat :   26 g
       Carbs :  190 g
       Fiber :   34 g
     Protein :  149 g



    Again, I took no stims at all pre-workout, and agin I wasn't feeling like kickin' a$$ and taking names, I hit the weights very mechanically and non-stop. I'm starting to really like this workout out WITHOUT stims thing!

    Code:
    Chest Day
     
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Flat Bench (barbell):
        50 x 10        50 x 10
       100 x 10        70 x 10
       110 x 10       100 x 10
       110 x  8       100 x 10
       110 x  7       100 x  7
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Dumbbell Delt Side-Raises:
        10 x 12       10 x 10
        12 x 10       10 x 10
        12 x 10       10 x  8
        12 x  8       10 x  6
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Tri Pushdown
        50 x 10       50 x 10
        70 x 10       60 x 10
        70 x  8       60 x  8
        70 x  6       xxxxxxx
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Tri Extension
        20 x  8       xxxxxxx
        20 x  8       xxxxxxx

    Added a new exercise, seated Triceps Extension. Only did 2 light sets, trying to get the feel for it. So far, I like this exercise, particularly after the pushdowns. Good stretch and burn.

    Once again, CISSUS-Drol really is exceeding my expectations.

    Here's what I've noticed so far (other than stims, CISSUS-Drol is the only supp I'm taking).

    1. Great mood--even when I get in a pissy mood, I snap out of it pretty quick. Feeling extremely confident during work hours and after. Nice!
    2. Even though on somewhat limited calories, the weights I'm lifting keep on going up. Of course, as everyone can see, I'm getting over an injury and am certainly not strong, but I'm ecstatic with how this supp is helping me make gains in strength while on low calories!
    3. I've really not noticed an increase or decrease of libido; no zits, no losing hair, nothing like that.
    4. While my shoulder still does ache after some exercises/movements, for the most part it feels better, and there's no long term soreness after my chest/shoulder day, which is fantastic!

    The pills have a very slight chocolate smell to them. For whatever that's worth.

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    Day 19, 7/13, Friday


    Someone at work had a going-away party today, and brought in a boatload of donuts. Proud to say I ate NONE

    Unfortunately, at night I made up for the donuts. Damnit.

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 3080     
         Fat :  113 g
         Sat :   44 g
       Carbs :  297 g
       Fiber :   32 g
     Protein :  238 g
    On a food side-note, the company I work for must got a killer contract with a large city. As celebration, donuts are being bought for everyone in the company on Monday. God help me (if it was pizza, even God couldn't help... thank God it's not!).


    Man, I must've tweaked my neck/back yesterday somehow. Went to bed fine, and my neck has slowly hurt more and more today. Really sucks, didn't even go for a walk at work today because of it.

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    Day 20, 7/14, Saturday


    Quiet day, nothing new to report.

    Busy ripping carpeting and panelling from my basement today, didn't have much of an appetite.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1590     
         Fat :   57 g
         Sat :   21 g
       Carbs :  136 g
       Fiber :   21 g
     Protein :  136 g
    Neck/back pain gone.

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    Day 21, 7/15, Sunday


    Another quiet day, nothing new to report.

    Still busy ripping carpeting and panelling from my basement.

    Made a birthday cake and birthday pizza for my mother-in-law today. Happily, I didn't have any. Sadly, the cake got rave reviews and the pizza crust seemed spectacularly good. Sigh.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1701     
         Fat :   70 g
         Sat :   20 g
       Carbs :  142 g
       Fiber :   23 g
     Protein :  140 g
    Neck/back pain still gone.

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    Day 22, 7/16, Monday


    Weight: 296.5 [-5.0 lbs for week, -15.0 lbs since start]
    BF: 35.6% [-0.5% for week, -1.0% since start]

    Seeing the numbers this week really motivated me to keep strong and to be exceptionally happy about my ability to not eat the comfort food I cooked for everyone on Sunday. Yay me!


    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1865     
         Fat :   53 g
         Sat :   19 g
       Carbs :  181 g
       Fiber :   35 g
     Protein :  182 g

    Code:
    Leg Day
       
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Squats:
        BAR x 10           BAR x 10
        10 x 10            10 x 10
        20 x 10            16 x 10
        30 x 10            20 x 10
        30 x  8            20 x  7
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Leg Extensions
        60 x 10            50 x 10
        70 x 10            60 x 10
        80 x 10            70 x 10
        80 x  6            70 x  8  
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Calf Raises
        Body Weight x 20   Body Weight x 20
        Body Weight x 20   Body Weight x 18
        Body Weight x 18   Body Weight x 15
    Pretty happy with this workout. Even though I was yet again dog tired, I still pulled through for tonight's workout.

    My wife thinks I'm cheating on Leg day--says my weights are going up the same amount of weight that I'm losing in bodyfat. It's actually going up faster than that, but still!

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    Day 23, 7/17, Tuesday


    Fell asleep early today, so will have to do my back workout tomorrow..


    Macro ratio sucked today.

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 1817     
         Fat :   55 g
         Sat :   13 g
       Carbs :  226 g
       Fiber :   32 g
     Protein :  129 g

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    Day 24, 7/18, Wednesday


    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2187       
         Fat :   82 g
         Sat :   25 g
       Carbs :  214 g
       Fiber :   36 g
     Protein :  170 g

    Another good, pain-free, stim-free workout.

    Code:
    Back
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Narrow-grip pulldown:
        50 x 10        50 x 10
       100 x 10        75 x 10
       120 x 10       100 x 10
       130 x  9       110 x 10
       130 x  8       120 x 10
       130 x  8       120 x  8
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Wide-grip pulldown:
        130 x 10      120 x 9
        130 x  8      120 x 9
        130 x  6      120 x 7
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Standing Curls:
        40 x 10       30 x 10
        50 x 10       40 x 10
        50 x 10       50 x 10
        50 x  8       50 x  7
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    BB Shrugs:
        60 x 10       50 x 10              
        70 x 10       60 x 10
        70 x 10       60 x 10
        70 x 10       60 x 10

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    Day 25, 7/19, Thursday


    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 1661        
         Fat :   57 g
         Sat :   14 g
       Carbs :  154 g
       Fiber :   34 g
     Protein :  151 g



    My workout suffered a bit because of my lack of calories today. Had to really push to get through the workout.

    Code:
    Chest Day
       
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Flat Bench (barbell):
        50 x 10        50 x 10
       100 x 10       100 x 10
       120 x 10       110 x 10
       120 x  8       110 x  8
       120 x  7       110 x  7
        
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Dumbbell Delt Side-Raises:
        10 x 10       10 x 12
        12 x 10       12 x 10
        12 x 10       12 x 10
        12 x 10       12 x  8 
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Tri Pushdown
        50 x 10       50 x 10
        70 x 10       70 x 10
        70 x 10       70 x  8
        70 x 10       70 x  6
    
       CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Tri Extension
        20 x 10       20 x  8
        30 x 10       20 x  8
    My shoulder did start to ache a bit on the last set of flat benches. Not an OH-MY-GOD-YOU-SCREWED-UP-AGAIN hurt, but more of a polite warning (I hope).

    Because of this, I'm going to maintain on my weights for the next chest workout. If they're too light, I just add another set. I want to give my shoulder a chance to get used to the load before continuing to punish it.

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    Day 26, 7/20, Friday


    Shoulder had no problems today. Nothing else new to report.

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 1611     
         Fat :   46 g
         Sat :   18 g
       Carbs :  135 g
       Fiber :   27 g
     Protein :  175 g

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    Day 26, 7/21, Saturday


    Nothing new to report.

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    Nutrition
    Calories : 1938      
         Fat :   71 g
         Sat :   21 g
       Carbs :  192 g
       Fiber :   25 g
     Protein :  144 g

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    Day 27, 7/22, Sunday


    Higher calories than usual--curse of the weekend, I suppose. Took advantage of higher calories and did legs a day earlier than I'd planned.

    Code:
    Nutrition
    Calories : 2703     
         Fat :  119 g
         Sat :   38 g
       Carbs :  222 g
       Fiber :   23 g
     Protein :  183 g

    Code:
    Leg Day
         
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Squats:
        BAR x 10           BAR x 10
        20 x 10            10 x 10
        40 x 10            20 x 10
        50 x 10            30 x 10
        50 x  7            30 x  8
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Leg Extensions
        60 x 10            60 x 10
        80 x 10            70 x 10
        85 x 10            80 x 10
        85 x  8            80 x  6  
        
    CURRENT PREVIOUS
    Calf Raises
        Body Weight x 20   Body Weight x 20
        Body Weight x 20   Body Weight x 20
        Body Weight x 20   Body Weight x 18
    Going to have to start doing calf raises with weights next time. We have a powertec machine, though I'm a little too tall to use it comfortably.

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