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    First, I would like to thank Rob and the DS crew for picking me to test out their new product. I have previously taken Activate and got some solid results so I am expecting this new version to be even better. Dosing will be 4 caps/day about 12 hours apart. I don't have a reason for doing this, I just like to take make supplements as evenly as possible.

    My MMA training breaks down into 3 phases: strength/power, endurance, and technique. I train 2 out of the 3 phases 6x/week and sometimes combine them into one session.
    Mon-weights, sprints
    Tue-BJJ, endurance
    Wed-weights, Thai boxing
    Thu-BJJ, endurance
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    It is a little vague ATM, but I will expanf after each training session. I haven't done my sprints today as of this moment, but my lifts were:
    Flat BP-155x5, 165x4, 185x1, 190x1, 135x3x3 (Westside style)
    BB Rows-205x3x5 (dynamic)
    Dips-BWx10, BW+15x8
    One-Arm Rows/Side Laterals-100x8/35x10, 100x8/35x10
    Trunk Rotations/Weighted Crunches-60x20x2/110x30x2

    Overall, it was a solid WO; nothing spectacular, but it was not bad. I am going to do sprints at about 8 PM and that will be the true test of whether or not today was a successful training day. I will take measurements tomorrow along with goals, etc.
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    So you are taking 2 caps twice daily?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    So you are taking 2 caps twice daily?
    Yes.
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    I was confusing the dosage with the og ActivaTe dosage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    Subscribed: I don't know if I missed it but are you bulking, cutting, re-comping ?
    I am going for a slight recomp, maybe stay the same weight, but trim a little BF and gain some LBM, and strength gains. I can't get too much bigger than a lean 180 otherwise cutting to 170 may be difficult and dangerous. I would say that I am in the 11% BF range and would like to eventually get down to about 7%.
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    Great to see you getting a chance to log this rodja... looking forward to seeing what you get out of it.
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    J/k dude, solid thread.
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    I did my sprints after work today and I was only able to get 8 instead of my usual 10. The sprint was at 11 MPH on a 5% grade and the rest was 4 MPH at a 5% grade. I alternated between 30 seconds and 40 seconds on the sprint and 90 and 80 seconds on the rest. My HR just didn't feel right and I couldn't get enough air for some reason. Oh well, I didn't train for 11 days so I am not surprised to see a minor drop off in performance.
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    chalk it bro - sometimes that's how it is

    take it for motivation for your next workout

    8 instead of 10 is better than an excuse on why you could not do 1 - so good job
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew76 View Post
    chalk it bro - sometimes that's how it is

    take it for motivation for your next workout

    8 instead of 10 is better than an excuse on why you could not do 1 - so good job
    I started having trouble at 4, but I went for as long as I could. I am not really that upset by it, just disappointed.
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    I had BJJ and conditioning training today. BJJ was open mat so I was able to get a solid 45 minutes of free rolling and I was able to get a few of my training partners with a brabo choke and a d'arce choke, which I learned from an instructional video today. My conditioning consisted of this: 10 burpees, 20 jumping jacks, 10 sprawls into a knee strike, and 10 box jumps on a 2 ft boxed followed by a 1/4 mile run. I did this 4 times with 1 minute rest between sets for a total of 16 minutes of training time. I am going to work my way up to 6 on these sets as I draw closer to my fight and maybe increase the reps as well.

    Measurements-
    Wt-178
    BF%-11%
    Chest-43.5"
    Arms-15"
    Waist-31"
    Thighs-26"

    I could make weight tomorrow if I needed to so I am going to focus on adding some LBM and stripping away some adipose. Ideally, at the end of this cycle, I will be at or slightly above my current weight, but 9-10%BF and with increased strength.
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    Great log thus far, Rodja! Will def keep an eye on this one.
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    Alright Rodja! Will be following along again for sure! When is your next match up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PumpYouUp View Post
    Alright Rodja! Will be following along again for sure! When is your next match up?
    I definitively have one set up for mid-to-late November, but I would really like to get another fight between now and then.
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    subscr'bd - this is a good log. . .
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    sub'd I was thinking of using this between fadogia/trib test boosting cycles, really interested
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    Todays lifts-
    Cleans-165x8, 185x6, 190x1 (traps were dead)
    Lunge/Squats on Smith-135x5x3/135x10x3 (20 seconds rest)
    Wide Grip Pulldowns-170x6x2
    Step-Ups/Hammer Curls-90x5x2/50x6x2 (20 seconds rest)
    Trunk Rotations/Woodchoppers-60x20x2/60x10x2

    Overall, I felt pretty good during this WO and my recovery between sets was pretty good. My MCL in my right knee was a little cranky, but not enought to slow me down. I have to skip my second training session today to pack and move out of my apartment. I know the AX is still building in my system, but I am already feeling the effects of the Rhodiola, which is awesome.
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    sweet... interested in your results and impressions of AXtreme

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    Yesterday was an awesome BJJ class. I pulled off a freakin gogoplata on a blue belt. It is definitely one of my proudest accomplishments in BJJ as of this moment and I actually starting shouting after I pulled it off. I have been moving the past couple of days so I haven't been able to get in all parts of my training since Tuesday. I am going to lift in a few hours and I will update tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Yesterday was an awesome BJJ class. I pulled off a freakin gogoplata on a blue belt. It is definitely one of my proudest accomplishments in BJJ as of this moment and I actually starting shouting after I pulled it off. I have been moving the past couple of days so I haven't been able to get in all parts of my training since Tuesday. I am going to lift in a few hours and I will update tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I am going to lift in a few hours and I will update tonight.
    Ah, Rodjey you forgot about us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Ah, Rodjey you forgot about us.
    Sorry, I went to watch my friends play a show and forgot to update before I left.

    Close Grip BP - 205x8, 225x4
    Clean and Press - 135x8, 145x6 PR
    BB Rows - 225x10, 245x8
    Pressdowns/Weighted Crunches - 150x12/110x30, 150x12/120x30
    Pull-Ups/Trunk Rotations/Facepulls - BWx5x2/70x20x2/70x15x2

    Great WO, strength was great and I had a nice pump and vascularity. I am going to incorporate more rear delt work in my lifting to strengthen my shoulder integrity. Abs seem to be slightly more visible, but I think it is too early to say. For 5 days in, I can definitely feel a difference in recovery and sleep. The nettle and rhodiola combo was a brilliant idea for sleep and recovery.
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    Hey Rodja, I find that conditioning practices destroy me, my joints hurt, and I really can't do much the next day. How do you maintain strength? It seems rediculously catabolic... I've been drinking like 10-15 grams of bcaa's to stave off catabolism, but I'm not sure if that's helping. 2 conditioning practices a week is too much for me. Argh.
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    haha, try teaching and rolling 3 classes a week for 12 years...

    5 days in and already feeling its effects... think i'll grab me some

    good job bro!
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