Bludevil's PAL - Sponsered Incarnate run
- 08-06-2007, 05:07 PM
8/06 - Shock Week
Chest & Biceps
cable crossover / incline smith press 2x8-10
Incline Fly/Dips 1x8-10
Dropset - Machine BP
EZ Bar curl/CG Chin 1x6-10
Preacher curl / reverse curl 1x6-10
Dropset - Cable single arm curl 1x6-10 drop 6-10
Got a nice pump from today's w/o but man was my muscles burning. My body really doesn't like low rest intervals (shock week is 1 minute or less between sets and no rest between supersets).
On the Incarnate side, I believe the Cissus in Incarnate has helped me with my ankle. I was thinking over the weekend, I'm 34 years old and the days of getting hurt and healing in a few days are long gone, but I twisted my ankle pretty good 2 weeks ago and was back up and playing last Friday. If you guys would have seen how swollen my ankle was you'd be as amazed as I am that I was up and playing again in 1 week. Note - I did up my intake last week just for the healing properties. With that being said, I'm still uncertain as to the strength gains with Incarnate, but the healing properties from Cissus is the real deal.
- 08-07-2007, 03:18 PM
08-07-2007, 05:19 PM
8/07 Shock Week - Back & Tri's
Pullover/WG Pulldown 2x8
Stiff Arm pulldown / reverse grip bent row 1x10
Dropset - Seated Row 1x6-8
Pushdown/CG Bench Press 1x10
Reverse Grip Pushdown/
Incline Overhead Extension 1x10
Dropset - Weighted Dips 1x8-10 drop 8-10
Nothing new really to report. Workout was quick and intense. While I don't like low rest intervals, I do like getting in and out of the gym quickly. Still to soon for anytype of judgement on Incarnate for strength gains. I would say by the end of next week would be fair game for judgements to start.
08-08-2007, 05:15 PM
8/8 - Shock Week
Leg Extension / Front Squat 2x8-10
Single Leg Extension / Legg Press 1x8-10
Dropset - Lunge 1x8-10 drop 8-10
Seated Leg Curl / Hyperextension 1x8-10
Dropset - Single Leg Curl 1x8-10 drop 8-10
Quick and dirty today. Felt a little twinge in my groin while doing lunges so I dropped the weight a few pounds. After that, everything was good. Had trouble walking down the steps leaving the gym. Man I have a love/hate relationship with Legs.
Normal dosing scheme with Incarnate
08-09-2007, 01:32 PM
haha, i just hate sore legs the next day... they make me lazy bc walking up the stairs is a painful experience!
08-09-2007, 02:12 PM
08-09-2007, 05:09 PM
8/9 Shock Week - Shoulders
Seated Side Lateral / Machine Press 2x8-10
Reverse Pec Dec / WG Upright Row 1x8-10
DropSet - Cable Front Rasie 1x6-8
Shoulders were absolutely fried after this. Kept rest intervals to 30 - 60 seconds and really concentrated on mind/muscle connection. It seemed like it took 30 minutes for the lactic acid buildup to go away.
LOL at response about legs. Glad to know I'm not the only one. Legs weren't as sore as yesterday but I could still feel my quads and hammies burning walking up steps today. I play bball tomorrow, so will see how it goes.
Incarnate - before and after w/o
08-10-2007, 03:27 PM
8/10 - Cardio/Basketball
Pretty good run today. I'm starting to notice an increase in endurance while I'm gaining weight which is a good thing. I'm also taking creatine with my Incarnate so I'm sure it's playing a role in the endurance as well but very pleased thus far.
08-14-2007, 10:46 AM
8/13 - Power Week
Chest & Bi's
Bench Press 3x4-6 (went up 15lbs)
Incline DB Fly 3x4-6 (went up 10lbs)
Weighted Dips 2x4-6 (went up 5lbs)
BB curl 2x4-6 (up 5lbs)
Preacher Curl 2x4-6 (stayed the same)
Hammer Curl 1-2x4x6 (up 5lbs)
Overall good workout. Was pleased with the jump in bench press. I believe I'm starting to see the strength gains from Incarnate now, but also know some of these gains are coming from surplus calories. How much is coming from supplements is hard to judge but I'm looking forward to see how far stength can increase by the end of the bottle.
08-14-2007, 02:22 PM
08-14-2007, 05:17 PM
08-14-2007, 05:22 PM
8/14 - Power Week
Back and Triceps
Sumo Deadlift 3x6 with 310
Bent Row 3x6 with 185
Weighted Chin 2x6 with BW+25
Suitcase pulls 2x6 with 95lbs (1st time doing this exercise)
CG Bench Press 2x6 with 210
Skull Crushers 2x6 with 100
Single DB extension 1x6 with 45
I'm going to start recording my poundages now to see my increases from week to week. Overall, another solid workout.
08-16-2007, 11:09 AM
8/15 Power Week
Box Squats - 3 sets of 6 - 225
Leg Press - 3 sets of 6 - 310
Single Leg Extension - 2 sets of 6 at 75
Leg Curls 3 sets of 6 at lvl 12
SLDL - 3 sets of 6 at 225
Before you guys start snickering at my #'s for legs, just remember I have a pulled groin muscle that's still giving me trouble. I'm fine as long as I don't go past parallel, but if I try to go deep (squats), I still get a sharp pain in my groin. It's been over 6 months since I pulled the muscle and it's still aggravating me. Maybe I should just layoff legs until it's fully healed but I doubt it will heal because I still play basketball every chance I can get. So with that said, that's why I just keep it semi-light with legs. I'm still pleased with the #'s I got and the ease they went up.
08-16-2007, 11:10 AM
8/16 - Off Day
Took a vacation day today to take the kids to a water park before school starts next week.
08-17-2007, 04:09 PM
8/17 Power Week
Shoulders & Abs
Seated Military Press 3x6 at 140
Upright Row 2x6 at 125
Cheat Lateral 2x4-6 at 35db
Overall a good workout. Again, strength is starting to increase and poundages are going up pretty easy where it was struggle before. Good Stuff
08-18-2007, 02:13 PM
08-20-2007, 05:29 PM
8/20 - Rep Range week
Incline DB Press - 3 sets of 8 at 90lbs (10lb increase)
Bench Press - 3 sets of 10 at 210 (5lbs increase)
Machine Flys - 2 sets of 10 at 185 ( was trying to hit 12 reps but could only do 10)
Alternating DB Curl - 2 sets 8 at 55 (5lb increase)
Cable Curl - 2 sets of 10 at 70 (5lb increase)
Concentration Curls - 2 sets of 0 at 50 (was trying for 12 but only hit 10 reps).
Overall a good workout. Numbers went up on all exercises although I didn't get all the reps in the Machine Fly's and Concentration Curls. Extremely happy with jump in Incline DB Press, and felt I could have got more. I guess will find out when I hit Rep Range Week again for Chest.
On a side note - I'm on my last week of Incarnate, which is a little sad because I'm just now starting to feel the strength/endurance increases. Full review will be posted at the end of the week.
08-21-2007, 05:33 PM
8/21 Rep Range
CG Weighted Chins - 2 sets of 8 at BW+15(up 5lbs)
Seated Rows - 2 sets of 10 at 135 (up 5lbs)
DB Rows - 2 sets of 12 at 85 (up 5lbs)
Pullover - 2 sets of 15 at 90lbs (up 5lbs)
Weighted Dips - 2 sets 8 at BW+80 (up 5lbs)
Pushdowns - 2 sets of 10 at 65 (up 5lbs)
Kickbacks - 2 sets of 12 at 30b (up 5lbs)
another good workout. all poundages were up 5lbs today, nothing drastic but a steady increase. Just to note, endurance seemed to up today as it usually takes roughly an hour for this workout and I finished in 45 minutes.
08-22-2007, 10:55 AM
awesome to see those lbs starting to increase brudda...that will continue for even another month for you as long as you stay on Incarnate.
GL with the rest of it...you noticing any leaning effects?
08-22-2007, 02:21 PM
08-22-2007, 05:39 PM
8/22 Rep Range
Shoulder & Abs
Forgot my training journal so amount lifted was from memory. Not sure if poundage used was an increase or not.
Standing DB Press - 2 sets of 8 at 60lbs
Machine Lat Raise - 2 sets of 10 at 85lbs
Seated DB Shrugs - 2 sets of 12 at 80lbs
200 reps of various exercises for abs
08-22-2007, 05:59 PM
This really has me itching to start on the transformation contest. I was waiting till the last minute (sunday nite)
08-23-2007, 02:35 PM
08-23-2007, 03:25 PM
hopefully i'll get to reach my goal of sub 10% bodyfat. I think i'm around 15%ish right now. A little aggressive for 8 weeks, but possible!
08-23-2007, 03:29 PM
definately possible, as long as diet is strict. You following any specific diet? I just ran the Cut Diet (Scivation) with pretty good results but still prefer Carb Cycling the best for dieting.
08-23-2007, 05:06 PM
8/23 Off day
No lifting today, but I do have a softball game tonight where I'll get a little cardio in.
08-23-2007, 07:22 PM
08-24-2007, 03:44 PM
8/24 - Cardio
Ran a good 1.5 hours today. Totally drenched. Had to guard a high-schooler who had serious hops and never stopped running. I wanted to kick the crap out of him and just tell him to be still for a second so I could catch my breath.
08-27-2007, 05:35 PM
7/27 - FINAL REVIEW
Ok, here's my review for Incarnate. But first a few stats -
Bodyweight 7/17 - 194
Bodyweight 8/27 - 204
Bench Press 7/17 - 250x5reps
Bench Press 8/27 - 275x5reps
Sumo Deadlifts 7/17 - 315x5reps
Sumo Deadlifts 8/27 - 350x5reps
Weighted Chins 7/17 - BW+35x5reps
Weighted Chins 8/27 - BW-45x5reps
Weighted Dips 7/17 - BW+85x5reps
Weighted Dips 8/27 - BW+110x5reps
I will judge on 3 aspects since I think Incarnate works on 3 different fronts (Strength, Recovery, Endurance) with a scale of 1-10, with 1 being awful and 10 being outstanding.
Strength (7) - OK, this one I'm having trouble with. As you can see my poundages definately increased but my issue is I'm currently bulking and my #'s always increase while consuming excess calories. I want to be totally honest to the end-users who are thinking of purchasing Incarnate and to PAL as well. So with that being said, the increase in weight is nothing I haven't hit before (no pr's or anything), but what I can state is that I got to these #'s faster than previously. In the past, it would take me about 8-12 weeks to get to this weight while bulking while it only took me 5-6 weeks with Incarnate. I think the jump is pretty good but I can't go higher than 7 on my scale because the label states "Massive Strength" increases. To me, massive brings up prohormone/prosteriod type gains. While I certainly know Incarnate can't live up to ph/ps gains, I wouldn't make claims that lead the end-user to believe that it could. For me, I would feel more comfortable if the label stated "strength gains" instead of "Massive Strength".
Recovery (10) - This one's a no-brainer for me. The cissus did it's job and did it well. If you've been following my journal you know that I sprained my ankle pretty good playing bball. From the pain and swelling, I was expecting to be sidelined for at least 2 weeks. I increased the dosage a little and found myself playing the very next week. I can truthfully say that this coudn't have happened without the cissus in Incarnate.
Endurance (8.5) - As far as lifting goes, this is where I seen the most benefit. My body hates high reps, and lactic acid kills me after 8 reps. While taking Incarnate, on the last 2 weeks, I noticed I was hitting reps of 10-15 with little lactic acid buildup. I still had some burn, but nothing like pre-Incarnate.
Overall I thought Incarnate was a good product and would probably purchase again for the recovery/endurance aspect of it more than the strength gains.
Again, would like to thank PAL for choosing me to test out INCARNATE.
08-28-2007, 07:15 PM
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