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  1. riseboi by design: an ActivaTe Xtreme log


    Riseboi by Design: An ActivaTe Xtreme Log


    (Here?s a little vid to help set the tone. I made it from DS?s perspective. Hopefully they don?t sue me for using their images and words. )

    If you can?t see the vid, click [nomedia="http://youtube.com/watch?v=C1R7ahzLieQ"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]

    BRIEF INTRO:

    First of all, a huge thanks to Designer Supplements for giving me the opportunity to log their newest product, ActivaTe Xtreme! I never had the fortune of using its predecessor, ActivaTe, but the long list of well thought reviews and logs were enough to convince me to apply for this opportunity. I hope that by the end of this log I will one of the first of many to rave about ActivaTe Xtreme.

    MY OWN PERSONAL TOUCH TO THIS SPONSORED LOG

    In terms of the layout, this log will be a virtual carbon carbon of my previous log except for a additions. In thinking of ActivaTe Xtreme, I couldn't help but also think of the other things that help me to ?take it to the extreme.? Things, thoughts, sounds, or vids that can't be obtained from a supplement. With that said, each of my workout updates will include some sort of vid, quote or song that either inspires me, motivates me, or just plain PUMPS me up. Most of the these will be centered around things related to my workouts, sports, etc., but I will also include items that just inspire or motivate me in general. Some of these you may like, some you may not. If not, oh well, it's about me.

    EXPECTATIONS

    I hope to continue with the strength gains that I achieved on my last log with minimal fat gain. If I can add on 3-4 lbs of lean mass I will be very happy. Of course, I also hope to raise my t levels back to and beyond normal levels.

    ABOUT ME:

    • Age: 27
    • Sex: Male
    • Height: 5'7
    • Weight: @180 lbs.
    • Body type: Meso-Endo (I think)
    • Est. BF% : sub 10%


    TRAINING EXPERIENCE:

    I started weight training in college on a somewhat consistent basis and continued to do so since. Of course, nowadays, I'm very consistent. It has become an essential part of my lifestyle. During that time beforehand, diet and discipline were really the key factors that kept me from "seeing" any results. The bad diet also led to a poor general health (fat, BP, cholesterol, self confidence, etc.) It got to a point where I had to decide how much my health meant to me. I guess if there?s only one thing you should know about me, it that this is where I came from?..


    Back to the present. I think you can tell what my decision was. I can say without a doubt I am in the best shape of my life, aging effects notwithstanding.


    PREVIOUS LOGS:

    Sponsored Pro-Anabol & Jungle Warfare Log

    ACTIVATE XTREME:

    The write-up for ActivaTe Xtreme can be found here

    DOSING:

    As instructed, I will take 3 serving/day

    OTHER SUPPLEMENTS:

    • Various Protein types: (Labrada V60, Dymatize ISO100, Dymatize Elite, EAS WPC, Nature's Best Micellar Plus, ON Casein)
    • Prof Supps Pure Vitargo (WMS)
    • Scivation Xtend
    • CL Purple Wraath
    • Beta Alanine
    • Cissus
    • Various General Health/Antioxidants
    • PreWO: Primaforce Primal N20
    • A heap load of others supps I won't use except for the occasional stim.




    DIET:

    • PreWO - WMS, BCAA's
    • PostWO - WMS, EAA's
    • Semi PostWO ? WPI, Oats
    • Snack- sometimes 3 hardboiled eggs
    • Meal: @ 8 oz. chicken breast, meatball, or other meat, and a vegetable, usually broccoli or green beans
    • Meal: @ 8 oz. chicken breast, meatball, or other meat, and a vegetable, usually broccoli or green beans
    • Snack - sometime 3 eggwhites
    • Meal: @ 8 oz. chicken breast, meatball, or other meat, and a vegetable, usually broccoli or green beans
    • Bedtime - Casrin, Whey


    Current Daily Water Intake:
    • 1-2 gallons - Mainly reg. bottled/tap water, crystal lite, decaf green tea, and various shakes (I don't like milk )


    WORKOUT PROGRAM:


    CURRENT PICS

    These are the most recent pics as of 07/04/07


    I think this pretty much sums up everything for the most part. If I have left anything off or you have particular questions you?d like me to address beforehand, please feel free to ask.

    As a parting note, I thought I?d leave you, and all my fellow testers, with an inspirational vid I was reminded of tonight since the movie was on TV. I wish you all the best these next 30 days.


    If you can?t see the vid, click here
    Last edited by riseboi; 07-12-2007 at 01:40 PM.


  2. DAY 1

    OFF DAY

    DOSING:

    2 caps this morning and I'll take the other servings this afternoon and tonight.

    IMPRESSIONS:

    After taking the first serving this morning, I've already put on 2 lbs. of muscle.





    i kid, i kid. Not much to report, other than the bottle is cool and the caps are blue. On a more serious note, after procrastinating on studying for my 2 tests today, I plan on tearing it up at the gym tomorrow. Til then, time to study....lata

    MOTIVATIONAL (PUMP UP) SONG OF THE DAY:

    I've been listening to this a lot lately. Possible song intro for future log.

    [/QUOTE]

    If you can't see the vid, click [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysFhDfGwbys"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
    Last edited by riseboi; 07-12-2007 at 01:40 PM.
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  3. I'm interested to see your results...

    Good Luck!

  4. Good luck RB...to embed the youtube vids use [yt] not [youtube]


  5. Quote Originally Posted by thewilman View Post
    Good luck RB...to embed the youtube vids use [yt] not [youtube]

    Cool! Thanks!
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  6. Ah, someone beat me to the video intro....Thank goodness I know After Effects

    Anywho, I can't say if Activate did or did not do anything for me. So, I am intrested in your log, and do plan on trying the Xtreme...

  7. Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    Ah, someone beat me to the video intro....Thank goodness I know After Effects

    Anywho, I can't say if Activate did or did not do anything for me. So, I am intrested in your log, and do plan on trying the Xtreme...

    lol, considering my video editing skills are limited, at best, you probably know alot more than me. But, at least I beat ya to it.

  8. Damn thats a big change. Sick looking quads.

    BTW what are halos and deadlist rows?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by LCSULLA View Post
    Damn thats a big change. Sick looking quads.

    BTW what are halos and deadlist rows?
    oops, that should be "deadlift rows". someone actually asked me about that on my last log, so I filmed a demo of it.



    Let me see if I can find a demo of the halos. I do them with kettlebells.

    edit: ok I found these. My "halos" are actually a blend of the two movements seen below. Hope you can visualize it.



  10. Quote Originally Posted by riseboi View Post
    oops, that should be "deadlift rows". someone actually asked me about that on my last log, so I filmed a demo of it.
    How are those treating you?

    I've done complexes with these two excesses but never tried them with the same rep.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by riseboi View Post
    lol, considering my video editing skills are limited, at best, you probably know alot more than me. But, at least I beat ya to it.
    Nah props to you bro. I know AB is making her log, and you taking it up a notch with some video.

    Good stuff, I will be trying a hybrid approach too.

  12. Wow awesome intro. I look forward to seeing your progress

  13. Wish I could view the vids (at work so youtube doesn't work) Anyways good looking log interested in how it works for youa s I have thought about doing it myself.

    I have done deadlift rows before with the tbar at the gym. pretty killer exercise.

  14. DAY 2:

    QUOTE OF THE DAY:
    "This is my body. And I can do whatever I want to it. I can push it. Study it. Tweak it. Listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my ass six hours a day.
    What are you on?" –Lance Armstrong


    DOSING:
    I accidentally took 3 servings yesterday. I am back to 2 servings a day.

    DB Arnold Press:
    8x40, 8x60, 8x65, 8x70, 6x70

    Overhand  Underhand Cable Pulldowns:
    8x100, 8x120, 8x140, 8x150

    Single-Arm KB Shoulder Press
    8x12kg, 8x16kg, 8x25kg, 8x24kg (each arm)

    DB Shrugs
    8x95, 8x95, 8x95, 8x95

    Frontal Plate Raise
    8x25, 8x35, 8x45, 8x45

    Halos
    16x16kg, 16x16kg, 16x16kg, 16x16kg
    (A few people have asked me what these are so I shot a short vid of me doing them today. I modified them into woodchops to incorporate the obliques, but they are mainly targeted at joint mobility. I lost focus a second and my hip movement wasn’t the best. Sorry.




    Clean & Press
    8x45, 8x95, 8x115, 8x125

    IMPRESSIONS:

    Great workout but I have to attribute most of it from bottled up stress from the previous couple of days. Felt good to unload on some weights.

    Til next time….

  15. Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    How are those treating you?

    I've done complexes with these two excesses but never tried them with the same rep.
    I actually love doing them because they incorporate so much. I'm usually pretty darn beat after a 4-5 sets of them. However, that's the reason why I haven't done them as much lately since I've been trying to keep a focus on putting on lean muscle.

  16. DAY 3:

    MOTIVATIONAL SONG OF THE DAY:

    What can I say? I’m down with the sickness! This is a staple on my playlist. It gets played at multiple times, especially on the last few sets of a movement.



    if you can’t see the vid, click [nomedia="http://youtube.com/watch?v=sAmuzdGYGlo"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]

    DOSING:
    1 serving this morning. 1 more this afternoon

    DB Alternating Hammer Curls:
    8x25, 8x40, 8x45, 6x50, 6x50

    Weighted Dips:
    8xBW, 8xBW+45, 8xBW+90, 8xBW+115, 6xBW+125

    BB Reverse Curls:
    8x45, 8x55, 8x65, 8x75

    Standing DB Tricep Extension:
    8x60, 8x70, 8x80, 8x90, 6x95

    Seated Alternating DB Bicep Curls:
    8x30, 8x40, 6x45, 4x50

    Single Arm BD Tricep Extensions:
    8x20, 8x30, 4x40

    30 minutes of jumprope drills and some balancing exercises on a swiss ball

    IMPRESSIONS:

    Just like my last log, I’m going to reserve any impressions until at least a week into. Good workout though.

    Til next time….

  17. Nice dips RB!!! Good work!

  18. DAY 4:

    INSPIRATIONAL (COOL) VIDEO OF THE DAY

    I came across this through the Rivals forum. This little kid is BADASS!!! And my new hero. I’d be willing to wager that he puts a lot of the smack talkers in the sports forum to shame. Couldn’ figure out how to directly load the vid, and my vid downloader is not working right now, so here’s the link.

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ideoid=7890621

    CARDIO DAY

    40 yards sprints, Cut-n-Run drills, Stop-n-Go drills, various ladder drills

    DOSING:

    1 serving this morning, 1 more later today.

    IMPRESSIONS

    While holding off on overall impression, I did notive that I spent a remarkably long amount of time at the park today. I spent about 1:45 hours in @ 90 degree weather busting my ass the whole time. I was fatigued but just kept going until I realized how log I had been there. Hopefully, this is an indication for the rest of this log and I’d presumably guess it’s the rhodiola.

    I shots a few film clips, but I was so quick I’ll probably save them and just compile one big vid for later. A video highlighting the DS “Your body, your design” quote which, for me, would be strength, endurance, power, agility, & quickness. We’ll see.

    Til next time….

  19. Quote Originally Posted by thewilman View Post
    Nice dips RB!!! Good work!
    Thanks bro! Much appreciated!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by riseboi View Post
    DAY 4:

    INSPIRATIONAL (COOL) VIDEO OF THE DAY

    I came across this through the Rivals forum. This little kid is BADASS!!! And my new hero. I’d be willing to wager that he puts a lot of the smack talkers in the sports forum to shame. Couldn’ figure out how to directly load the vid, and my vid downloader is not working right now, so here’s the link.

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ideoid=7890621
    That kid is bada55! Looks like Reggie Bush cutting back on that end run! :bruce3:

  21. Great job, Riseboi. You're 3 pictures up at the top look like 3 different people! Great job on the recomp!

  22. I must admit I looked at that "Any given Sunday" clip and teared up! "We can fight our way out of hell inch by inch back into the light!"

    Much Love Risey! Kick ass bro, you look great!

    <3 Neoborn <3

  23. DAY 5

    SONG OF THE DAY:

    Is someone getting the best of you?



    DOSING:

    1 serving this morning, 1 more this afternoon

    Incline DB Chest Press
    8x40, 8x60, 8x70, 8x80, 8x90

    (Before arms went numb)


    Close-Grip Lat Pull Down
    8x90, 8x180, 8x270, 8x270

    DB Chest Press
    8x50, 8x60, 8x70

    Deadlift
    8x135, 8x225, 8x315, 8x315, 135xFailure

    Single-Arm KB Chest Press
    8x16kg, 8,x20kg, 8x24kg

    Several sets of crunches and reverse crunches

    IMPRESSIONS

    I cut my workout short today due to a sudden onset of numbness and tingling in my arms. I’m still trying to decipher whether it was coming from my joints. Frankly, I’m not quite sure where it came from. I actually felt it a bit yesterday at the park but didn’t think too much of it. I think it could be a bit of tendonitis from frequent use, along with the many hours I’ve been spending on the computer. Tomorrow and Thursday are scheduled OFF days and Wendesday is leg day. I will avoid any whole body movements that day as well, so I can give my arms a chance to rest. Any thoughts from anyone are welcome.

    Til next time….

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Bionic View Post
    Great job, Riseboi. You're 3 pictures up at the top look like 3 different people! Great job on the recomp!
    Quote Originally Posted by neoborn View Post
    I must admit I looked at that "Any given Sunday" clip and teared up! "We can fight our way out of hell inch by inch back into the light!"

    Much Love Risey! Kick ass bro, you look great!

    <3 Neoborn <3
    Thanks guys!

  25. LOL funniest quote winner award:

    "Squeeze my glutes, rotate, squeeze my glutes rotate"


  26. DAY 6

    OFF DAY

    QUOTE OF THE DAY

    “Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. – Ralph Marston

    DOSING

    1 serving this morning, another later today.

  27. DAY 7

    SONGS OF THE DAY

    For the extra motivation during my workout……



    And how I felt afterwards….



    DOSING:

    1 serving this morning, 1 more later today

    Back Squat
    8x45, 8x135, 8x225, 8x275, 6,x295, 5x315, 4x335



    45 Degree Donkey Calf Raises
    8x180, 8x360, 8x450, 8x450

    One-Leg Lying Hammie Curls on a Swiss Ball
    5 sets of 8, each leg

    Leg Press
    8x360, 8x540, 8x720, 6x810

    Cybex Rotary Calf Machine
    8x250, 8x250, 8x250, 8x250

    SLDL
    8x120, 8x120, 8x120, 8x120

    IMPRESSIONS

    As far as today’s workout, all I can say is “**** YEAH!!!!” The last sets for the back squat and leg press were personal records for me. I think I may have hit those numbers before, but that was back when I was “strong fat”. Much different ball game now. I actually considered going up more on the back squat to attempt a sort of “fatigued” 1 rep max, but opted not to as I was considerably happy with what I just accomplished. There’s always next week to set a new PR.

    Since it’s been a week, I’ll also review my personal impressions so far. In terms of strength, I think my first paragraph indicates how I’m feeling towards its aid on strength building. Though, I’m not disillusioned to the fact that AX does do everything for strength, I can say with confidence it is helping. Take that as you will. In terms of libido, I can’t really say anything either ways since I’ve been buried in books with little social life lately. I’ll probably go out this weekend so maybe I be able to report about it then. Lasting endurance has also been noticeable for me considering I did a pretty large volume on the squats and leg press. This is not to say I wasn’t pretty winded after the squats and leg press, but I am pretty confident in saying that I could have kept going. The last things I’ll comment on right now is the added aggression. I can say that I’ve felt a slight increase in aggression, but at the same time, I can’t help but note that I’ve been relatively calm this past week and have maintained a generally good sense of self. I hope that make sense. Anyways, if you have any specifc questions, ask away.

    Til next time…..

  28. Why the reference to AX in your last post, I don't see the product in your supp list, it is entirely possible that I'm blind!

    I love motivational songs, this one really does it for me:

    Quote Originally Posted by Eminem "Lose Yourself"
    "You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
    You own it, you better never let it go
    You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
    This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo"

  29. In his AX reference......AX= Activate Xtreme

  30. Quote Originally Posted by rysigpi View Post
    In his AX reference......AX= Activate Xtreme
    As opposed to Anabolic Xtreme = AX

    Thanks for letting me know.
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