TheNinja's IGF-2 Log

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  1. Day 24
    Workout - Back/Bis:
    Bent Over Barbell Row:

    Bent over Barbell Row:
    10 @ 135
    10 @ 135 = +2 reps
    10 @ 140 = +5lbs
    10 @ 140 = +5lbs
    10 @ 140 = +1 rep +5lbs
    T-Bar Row (actually the barbell stuffed into the corner with weights on one end):
    12 @ 70
    11 @ 80
    9 @ 80
    10 @ 80
    10 @ 80
    Bicep Barbell (with large 45lb bar)
    12 @ 80 = +2 reps
    10 @ 80 = +1 rep
    9 @ 80 = +1 rep
    Seated Dumbell Hammer:
    10 @ 35 = -2 reps +5lbs
    11 @ 35 = +5lbs
    Reverse Forum Curl (behind the back with large 45lb bar):
    16 @ 90 = +2 reps -5lbs
    14 @ 100 = +1 rep +5lbs

    Diet: Normal (pizza and a hotdog for lunch..... )
    Overall Feeling: I feel great. I know I said it before but I honestly can't believe the recovery and stamina I am feeling. I don't know if I need to work harder or what but I didn't sweat a terrible lot and about 1 minute after the workout I just pack up and walked up breathing through my nose like I just got up from my desk. That is probably the biggest difference is that I don't feel like I'm going to die or can't catch my breath between sets or after a workout. Instead of feeling worn out like I need a nap I feel like I should go out and do more
    Notes: Ok, I don't know why I didn't find this exercise before. But the T-Bar row with the barbell in the corner is awesome! I can usually feel good workout with pulldown and bentover but I always feel like my biceps and grip get more of a workout. This exercise was a total pump on my lats, which is exactly where I'm trying to grow some to give me that wider, V, look.


    I took a few pics after my workout. Horrible quality from my cell phone I know but just thought I'd toss them in at the famous 24 day mark (which has absolutely no significance )
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  2. Doin' ok Ninja? Pics are looking solid man! Lats are makin me jealous!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    Doin' ok Ninja? Pics are looking solid man! Lats are makin me jealous!
    Thanks man! Everything is going great here. I'm going to really try and put some size and width on my back. I used to always worry about chest and never missed chest day b/c of that famous question (how much do you bench?). Well I decided now I want to focus more on back and squats/hammies.

    To those reading, this week is going to be a little messed up. I'm gone Friday-Sunday doing a 17 mile hike to Yosemite on Saturday. I am probably going to skip leg workout this week, or maybe do something light to keep my legs loose.

  4. Day 27 (Sunday)
    Workout - Cardio:
    1 hour, approximately 3 mile walk/hike through the area.

    Diet: Again my weekend diet is always different b/c of when I get up, if I'm gone more, etc. Overall I believe I get about the same number of calories, I just get a few more from alcohol sometimes and I get my calories in larger chunks instead of 6-7 small ones.
    Overall Feeling: Good mood. Good focus. Good energy!
    Notes: Gotta get training for my big hike coming up. Slept great and feel refreshed today.

  5. Sounds like a fun hike man! You do that kind of distance before?
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    Sounds like a fun hike man! You do that kind of distance before?
    Nope, not even close...lol. I did 7-8 miles 2 weeks ago and thought I gave myself plantar faciitis because of it. I have some buddies that want to do it, I"m a moron and agreed to go along. I'm in good muscular shape but my cardio is severly lacking. I actually got some samples of poseidon and swell that should help. I'll probably add some BCAA as well. I may be dead on Monday

  7. Day 29
    Workout - Chest + Legs (light day):
    Bench Press:
    12 @ 185
    9 @ 225 = +2 reps
    8 @ 230 = +3 reps +5lbs
    6 @ 230 = +1 rep +5lbs
    10 @ 210 = +2 reps
    8 @ 210 = +5lbs
    13 @ 185 = +3 reps
    Overhead Dumbell (laying on a bench - first time I tried it):
    12 @ 40
    10 @ 45
    Incline Flys - Dumbell:
    14 @ 50
    drop immediately to
    9 @ 25s
    Good Mornings:
    12 @ 70
    12 @ 70
    12 @ 70
    Squats:
    12 @ 185
    12 @ 185
    12 @ 185
    12 @ 185

    Diet: I don't think I ate enough food for lunch.
    Overall Feeling: Didn't feel very explosive in the gym today. I didn't get a chance to have a preworkout malto/WMS/BCAA that I sometimes do. I don't know if that had something to do with it. I was however able to hit 8 reps @ 230lbs! I'd have to go back and check but that is likely a PR for me. I may have got close when I was on heavy dose of creatine but I lose so much power when I go off creatine. Also even on creatine I never hit 230, 8 times.
    Notes: I feel tired after today's workout. I'm not sure why. Probably combining heavy chest with legs (even though they were 80% weight sets for me) took a lot out of me. I'm chillin' with my WMS + BCAA right now. Then eating my banana and Whey.

  8. Day 30
    Workout - Back: (yesterday's workout)
    Pull Down (don't know if the numbers are pounds but it is just the number I use on the stack):
    12 @ 120
    10 @ 140 = +2 reps
    9 @ 140 = +1 reps
    10 @ 140 = +3 reps
    9 @ 140 = + 2 reps
    T-Bar Row (actually the barbell stuffed into the corner with weights on one end):
    11 @ 80 = -1 rep +10lbs
    11 @ 80 = 0
    9 @ 85 = +5lbs
    10 @ 85 = +5lbs
    10 @ 85 = +5lbs

    Diet: Normal - A nice 900 calorie burrito for lunch...mmmm
    Overall Feeling: I only had 30 minutes for my workout b/c of previous engagements. However I wish it was longer. I felt very good in the gym today. Got a nice pump in my back (which is very hard for me to do for some reason...maybe I use to much arm in general). The lifts are going up in either reps or weight slowly but steadily.
    Notes: I didn't get much sleep the night before so I was dragging part of the day. However, once I got in the gym I was good to go. Sleep, libido, and hardness of muscles overall feel very good on a regular basis now.

  9. Day 31
    Workout - Shoulders/Arms:
    Military Press with Dumbells:
    12 @ 50s
    12 @ 50s
    12 @ 50s
    12 @ 50s
    Bicep Dumbell:
    8 @ 45s
    8 @ 50s
    7 @ 50s
    6 @ 50s
    immediately dropped to:
    9 @ 25s
    Tricep Pushdown:
    12 @ 100
    10 @ 115
    8 @ 120
    8 @ 120
    immediately dropped to:
    12 @ 70

    Diet: Normal - I like to eat a banana before workout now.
    Overall Feeling: I haven't been getting good sleep, but that is not the fault of IGF-2. My sleep has been getting interrupted by various crap outside of my control. IGF-2 has actually helped me get back to sleep when woken up though. Bicep strength was through the roof today. 8 reps at 50 pound dumbells is pretty good for me. I even focused on not swinging or arching my back. Triceps also felt nice. Even after this short workout my arms were exploding!
    Notes: Yes, I went easy on lifting this week, especially shoulders and legs. I didn't want to burn out my legs before Saturday. I also didn't want sore shoulders if I'm going to have a 20lb pack on it all day tomorrow. I'll be ready to lift them all heavy again next week, if I'm able to walk

  10. While the log is great, the avy is in a class of it's own. lol

  11. Looks good! I'm thinking about picking some up soon!

  12. Day 33 (Saturday's hike)
    Workout - Cardio:
    7 hour, approximately 10 mile hike part way up Yosemite's Half Dome trail (including mist trail, and nevada falls).

    Diet: All over the charts here. Friday nite we hit the buffet and I loaded up on chicken and roasted red potatoes as well as some mac and cheese. Most of saturday was gatorade, dried fruit with nuts, peanut butter and jelly sandwhichs and water with Poseidon in it. At night to celebrate we hit the pizza parlor and beer bar
    Overall Feeling: I don't know how much to attribute to adreniline or IGF-2 but I would have thought during a hike that strenuous that I'd be wearing out during the day. However I felt pretty good the whole time. I feel fine now as well. I have no way to compare this hike pre IGF-2 but I have to believe it helped my stamina and recovery times.
    Notes: What was supposed to be a 17 mile round trip hike with elevation gain of around 4000 feet turned into a 10 mile hike with elevation gain of 2300 feet.

    Bad news - We didn't make it to the top b/c of weather. About 3/4 of the way up we ran into a rain/hail storm. I was wearing shorts, t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, nice socks and boots. Not prepared to say the least but I wasn't cold (due to my body making heat while hiking) until we stopped for 10 or more minutes, or until it started pouring rain. Also there was about 6-8 inches of snow on top and we heard a little thunder. Standing on the highest point of granite and holding onto metal cables in the snow while lightning was going on didn't seem the smartest thing to do at the time .

    Good news - We got in about 10 miles round trip. Elevation went from 4500 feet to about 6800 feet. It was absolutely awesome scenery. At some points we were going up a "staircase" of granite with each step anywhere from 8 inches to 16 inches tall to climb up. Some places were roughly 4-5 feet wide with an edge you REALLY would not want to fall over unless you like free falling.

    Great news - I feel fine today. Feet, calves, and quads are a little stiff but overall not bad. I did not get overly tired during the hike despite not being in great cardio shape. I have no doubt that the IGF-2 cycle I am on and the Poseidon that I was drinking during the day helped me out quite a bit. I was surprised how my body was able to handle it actually. Now I'm hooked and have to wait until next spring to finish it off (after the snow melts).

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    While the log is great, the avy is in a class of it's own. lol
    lol - thanks - I'm also hoping people realize that it isn't me wearing that underwear

  14. Day 36
    Workout - Chest/Tris:
    Bench Press:
    12 @ 185
    8 @ 225 = +1 rep
    7 @ 230 = +2 reps +5 lbs
    7 @ 230 = +2 reps +5 lbs
    9 @ 210 = +1 rep
    7 @ 210 = -1 rep +5 lbs
    13 @ 185 = +3 reps
    Dumbell Pullover:
    11 @ 45 = -1 rep +5 lbs
    10 @ 45
    Incline Flys - Dumbell:
    12 @ 50 = +5 lbs
    12 @ 50 = +5 lbs
    Tricep Pushdown:
    8 @ 110 = -2 reps +10lbs
    12 @ 105 = +1 rep +5lbs
    10 @ 105 = +1 rep +5lbs
    Single Overhead Tricep Dumbell:
    12 @ 20 = +4 reps
    11 @ 20 = +1 rep
    Pushups:
    18 = +5 reps
    14 = +4 reps

    Diet: Normal - didn't get to eat much before workout though.
    Overall Feeling: Today was one of those days that tests your mental toughness. I didn't feel like working out as I feel tired, rundown, and have a sore throat. However I can't let AppNut (and all my fans ) down so I pressed on and hit the gym. My bench suffered. Obviously I'm up from when I started but I went down from last week. The good news is that about 25 minutes into my workout my body woke up and went into aggressive mode! My tricep and incline fly work was great as well as extra pushups at the end.
    Notes: I'm hoping I feel better tomorrow as I"m going to try and get some extra sleep tonight, at least a good 8 hours. Another note, I looked HUGE (by my standards anyway) and pretty cut after the chest and tricep workout. I've been bigger but that's only when I'm retaining creatine water so I don't look as cut in my opinion.

  15. hey ninja, check your PM

  16. That hike sounds awesome Ninja. Picturing myself on the "steps" that close to a free fall seriously just triggered a chill type feeling. Me no likey heights where edges are nearby.

  17. Day 37 (yesterday's workout)
    Workout - Legs/Shoulders:
    Barbell Squat:
    14 @ 135
    12 @ 185
    12 @ 225 = +20lbs
    10 @ 235 = +1 rep +10lbs
    10 @ 235 = +2 reps +10lbs
    9 @ 235 = +2 reps +15lbs
    drop set immediately into
    3 @ 100 = -7 reps....lol must have been tired
    Military Press with Barbell:
    14 @ 95
    12 @ 125
    10 @ 135 = +2 reps
    10 @ 135 = +3 reps
    9 @ 135 = +1 rep +5lbs
    drop set immediately into
    12 @ 35 dumbells = +3 reps
    Upright Row - Barbell:
    12 @ 85 = +10 lbs
    12 @ 85 = +5 lbs
    11 @ 85 = +5 lbs
    immediately drop into Shrugs:
    12 @ 50s
    12 @ 50s
    12 @ 50s
    Good Morning:
    12 @ 70 = +2 reps
    11 @ 75 = +1 rep +5lbs
    12 @ 75 = +2 reps +5lbs


    Diet: Missed my morning snack at 10am - but had a nice lunch of meaty pizza to make up for it.
    Overall Feeling: I thought my squats might suffer from my long hike but in reality my legs recovered very nicely. I was again able to make gains in squats, which is awesome. It goes up every week. I'm having some problems with Military press though. In a little more than a month I've only managed to put up a few more reps per set. I'm not sure what to do here, possibly move Military further away from Chest/Tricep day might help.
    I also felt sort of sick yesterday but was able to push through. I felt good lifting though, just a nagging headache and runny nose.
    Notes: Today (Thursday) I feel like crap though. It feels like I have a fever. I have a headache and a little bit of body aches. I'll probably take today off of lifting as I was planning to do back workout and I want all my energy and focus for that. I'm still getting good pumps and a leaner feeling. I have about 8-10 days of IGF-2 left so I hope to tear it up in the next week and a half if I can kick this cold.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    That hike sounds awesome Ninja. Picturing myself on the "steps" that close to a free fall seriously just triggered a chill type feeling. Me no likey heights where edges are nearby.
    It was pretty fun indeed. Backpacking and hicking is something I never really go into before but something I will do in the future for sure. I'm not scared of heights really but I'm kind of a hands guy, where I feel more comfortable if I have something to hold. I'm much more confident in my hand and upper body than my legs, knees, and feet . Next spring I will conquer the top though. Now I have some time to train at least, to make it more enjoyable and not feel dead tired.

  19. Good gains on those squats man!

  20. Day 38 (Friday's workout)
    Workout - Back:
    Bent over Barbell Row:
    12 @ 135 = +2 reps
    12 @ 140 = +4 reps + 5 lbs
    10 @ 145 = +10lbs
    10 @ 145 = +10lbs
    9 @ 145 = +10lbs
    T-Bar Row (actually the barbell stuffed into the corner with weights on one end):
    12 @ 80 = +10lbs
    10 @ 85 = -1 rep +5lbs
    10 @ 85 = +1 rep +5lbs
    11 @ 85 = +1 rep +5lbs
    10 @ 80 = +5lbs

    Diet: Normal
    Overall Feeling: I'm fighting this head cold going around. I don't feel to great and the lung capacity is suffering. That being said, my workout still went great. I don't feel as good after workout but during the workout I was focused and felt very strong muscular-wise.
    Notes: Hopefully I can kick this head cold. - I'm liking the overall affects of IGF-2 still. A good lean feel. I think a change in diet would really affect it as well. I think this stuff would work for a bulk or a cut quite well.

  21. Strange you mention head cold.... it got me as well.

    No people.... we haven't had contact.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Lanbane View Post
    Strange you mention head cold.... it got me as well.

    No people.... we haven't had contact.
    you don't have to lie to everyone else - actually I hear it's going around. I think it's just the start of the school year where everyone is exchanging germs and bringing it to the workplace or out in public or something, who knows? I feel pretty good today though. A little shallow in the lung capacity department but overall much better than last week. Hope you are feeling better as well.

  23. Day 41 (Sunday's workout)
    Workout - Biceps / Calves / Abs:

    Well I normally have my notebook at my work gym. Since today is Sunday I didn't have my notebook when I went to my gym.

    Biceps:
    Feeling very strong again. Dumbell curling 50s if I do them on their own day, 45s if I combine with back day.

    Calves:
    It's hard for me to actually see increase in the size, but the tightness and pump feels pretty good

    Abs:
    I detest doing abs, which is why you rarely see it in my workout log. I don't do them enough on their own for IGF-2 to really make a difference in my opinion.

    Diet: Normal "weekend" diet consisting of larger meals and usually some alcohol at some point
    Overall Feeling: Head cold still there a little but it is going away. Felt good and strong.
    Notes: Got some good sleep over the weekend and felt much better and refreshed ready to rip up some weights this week.

  24. Day 43
    Workout - Chest/Tris:
    Bench Press:
    12 @ 185
    8 @ 225 = +1 rep
    5 @ 235 = +10 lbs
    5 @ 235 = +10 lbs
    10 @ 210 = +2 reps
    8 @ 210 = +5 lbs
    12 @ 185 = +2 reps
    Incline Flys - Dumbell:
    13 @ 55 = +1 rep +10 lbs
    12 @ 55 = +10 lbs
    10 @ 55 = +10 lbs
    Skull Crushers / Narrow Grip Press (superset):
    10/12 @ 35s = +1rep/+4reps +10lbs
    9/8 @ 35s = 0reps/-1rep +10 lbs
    8/6 @ 35s = +1rep/-1rep +10 lbs
    OverHead Tricep Dumbell:
    11 @ 60 = -1rep +10 lbs
    11 @ 60 = -1rep +10 lbs
    Pushups (ok, I was dead tired :
    15 = +2
    13 = +3

    Diet: Normal. Very good today actually.
    Overall Feeling: Felt great today. I've been sleeping great and have been in a good mood. The dreams that I had when I first started aren't as noticable but I'm sleeping like a baby and waking up refreshed (as long as I get 7+ hours).
    Notes: This is probably my last chest workout while on IGF-2. I'll include more in my summary, but I'm pretty excited about the gains. I just hope I don't lose any when I go off this product. I notice 0 negative side effects and again, my recovery time cardio-wise is far better than when I'm off IGF-2

  25. You've made some GREAT gains man! Drive will only keep them going......................... ...
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