Neovar log (sponsored)
- 09-26-2007, 10:09 PM
- 09-27-2007, 10:39 PM
9/27 Day 12
Today was really rough. German food went right through me, and I had no energy. I also had to go late to the gym so I couldn't rely on my good friend RPM to get me perked up for the workout.
Flat BB bench
last BB day ---- today
8 x 135 ---- 10 x 135
5 x 185 ---- 5 x 185
3 x205 --- 5 x 205
3 x 215 ---
2 x 225 --- 2 x 225
1 x 235 --- 3 x 215
1 x 240
12 x 135
11 x 155
9 x 165
skull crushers, large bar
105 x 5
95 x 6
95 x 5
95 x 6
100 x 5
95 x 4
One of those days where I'm impressed I worked out at all. I can't wait to go crash now...
Unfortunately I can't make it tomorrow or during the weekend due to a trip. I'll report back on monday.
09-28-2007, 09:25 PM
09-29-2007, 07:38 AM
Last edited by EasyEJL; 10-02-2007 at 12:46 PM.
09-30-2007, 07:59 PM
09-30-2007, 08:16 PM
10-01-2007, 01:26 PM
Rafting was awesome, good times. It was a weekend of bachelor party excess, but the rafting was some good exercise, so hopefully I didn't mess my gains up too much.
I packed up all of my supplements into my toiletries bag, and then proceeded to leave it at home by mistake. No neovar, no rpm, no poseidon, no fish oil, nothing...how did I survive?
So I lost 2 days, which means everyone gets to enjoy this log an extra 2 days!
Lanbane has ok'd me adding in drive for the last two weeks of this log. Look out for that addition on wednesday! I can't wait! I'll take a picture on wed as well so everyone can see what results 2 weeks of neovar had on me.
10-01-2007, 06:22 PM
10-01-2007, 10:18 PM
very lucky! But I did pay for it, so not THAT lucky
10/1 Day 14
It would actually be day 16, but I'm going with 14 since I missed two days during the trip.
65 x 10
75 x 6
85 x 6
95 x 4
105 x 2
Seated MIL PRESS
120x5 ---- 115 x 6
130 x 3----125 x 5
135 x 3---- 135x3
140 x 3----
weighted pull ups, wide bent grip
+0 x 12
+25 x 4
+25 x 3
treadmill for 10 minutes
Workout was a little different today since I did overhead squats first. It definitely effected my mil press, which wasn't as strong as last workout. However my pull ups have increased a lot, I'm up a rep at body weight, and up 5-15 pounds weighted.
My overhead squats are getting stronger for sure. Its such a tough movement, but I'm in a small competition with some friends so I'm trying to excel at them. Unfortunately its a 10RM benchmark, very fatiguing.
People were pissing me off in the gym today. I wanted to get in some flat DB bench, but everytime I went over there, I couldn't get a bench. 1 lady was using it as a towel holder for 15 minutes while she did curls, and another dude was using it as the centerpeice for his 20 minute conversation.
Nothing has really changed, although I just ate dinner and my waist is still the same (so its possibly actually down some).
weight: 179 (-0)
Arm: 15" (+.25)
waist: 35.5 (+0)
10-02-2007, 12:13 PM
EasyEJL, for the love of god please edit that music link out. It is driving me insane.
These are my two week pictures.
They came out a little blurry, but oh well. There is some tightening up, nothing dramatic, but it was only 14 days. Considering the fact my weekends have been pretty rough, I'm happy that there is in fact a difference, even if minor.
10-02-2007, 12:18 PM
10-02-2007, 12:47 PM
10-02-2007, 02:40 PM
To add to my pictures, here is my 14 day complete summary:
I forgot to mention I ran out of cordygen5 and haven't been taking my cissus. I noticed a drop in endurance, and I think I caught a slight cold starting thursday of last week. And today my shoulders are feeling it after last nights workout. I miss that first weeks feeling in this log of being damn near superman in regards to endurance. It seemed like neovar and cordygen5 were working together rather well. I'm hoping adding in drive brings that back.
As far as cissus goes, I'm going to work on my stretching a lot more, and see if I can get by without it. I might alter my approach to lifting as well. I don't think I'm old enough to be developing major joint issues, so I must be doing something wrong. This might mean I pull back on "strength goals", and work more on body composition goals. Maybe, just maybe, stop eating so much delicious italian food
its a cruel world.
Neovar: At this point, it seems to be doing its job. I haven't really noticed any excessive "pumps", although my muscles do feel fuller at all times. As far as side effects, I haven't had any irregular bowel movements, but I do still get a slight feeling of breathlessness from time to time that I described in the beginning as an excessive stim feeling. I'll be sitting here at my desk and feel like I need to take a deep breath. I don't recall ever feeling like that before neovar, but I'll continue to track it.
My vascularity has increased slightly, my weight stayed consistent even with added carbs, and my strength went up.
If I continue to see the same results over the entire month of this product, neovar will be my creatine of choice. I think that probably says it all right?
That is my best assessment of it at this point, I wanted to get this all in before I add drive to the stack.
10-02-2007, 02:42 PM
10-02-2007, 02:45 PM
Good work so far!
I am not getting the breathless feeling you are, but i have noticed that i am sweating allot, and feeling hot all the time. Not sure if it is related to neovar or not.
As for joint issues. What exactly seems to be bothering you?
Feel free to check out my log if ya get time.
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10-02-2007, 02:45 PM
10-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Well it was knees last month, which prevented me from running for a few weeks. Now it is my shoulders; sharp pain during rafting, and today they ache. I've never had any joint issues before, and I was always in very physically demanding sports (soccer, wrestling, and cross country). Have I tried to move things too fast perhaps?
Anyways, I think being more careful and stretching more often will help a lot.
10-02-2007, 02:50 PM
10-02-2007, 02:56 PM
10-02-2007, 06:54 PM
10-02-2007, 08:33 PM
10-02-2007, 08:41 PM
Start out with a broomstick with a really wide grip with straight arms in front of you. With straight arms bring the stick up and overhead and then down and back to the middle of your back. STRAIGHT ARMS ALL THE WAY (this is going to be very difficult and hard the first couple times out and then will be "old hat" with time - and its going to be painful in a stretching pump kind of way). Do 50 reps each time you do this - one repetition is from in front of your face (all with straight arms) to up overhead and back, and then down all the way to the middle of your back and then back up overhead to in front of your face again (again all with straight arms).
The important part of the movement is the area overhead that is really tight Do all of this carefully/slowly - donā€™t just whip it over and back - if your hand is slipping off the broomstick even with the widest grip, or you cant bring your arms over straight and they start bending on you, you have some serious shoulder inflexibility and need to work this hard and get up to speed (or you could just need a longer broomstick too) - again do all of these revolutions controlled and carefully - push into the stretch as you go along toward the 50 revolutions, your chest will be pushing outward and your shoulders rolling back - your shoulders are going to blow up with so much blood its going to be incredibly painful pumpwise.
Do this once a day as many times a week as you can - every time you do it try to move your grip inward (thats the key) - its going to be very hard to do but try your best to move your grip inward for the next 2-4 weeks and your range of motion with shoulders will increase dramatically and any impingement and the majority of other problems should be gone in 2 weeks.
Also try to move your grip in as you are doing the 50 revolutions - start off with a stretching but relatively easy 10 to warm up some, then try to move your grip in even by a centimetre if you can for the next 20 revolutions and then at 30 try to move the grip in another centimetre - really try to push what you can do stretchwise once your warmed up here - trust me this sounds easy but your going to be muttering after you get to your 25th revolution.
Remember the broomstick goes overhead and all the way back to the middle of the back. Arms straight the whole way - and if you cant keep arms straight you have to widen the grip and/or get a longer broomstick (donā€™t be gripping the broomstick with tights fists - let it roll thru your fingers if it has to as you go up and back). I only hold onto it with my middle and pointer fingers and thumb.
10-02-2007, 09:00 PM
awesome, I'll definitely start trying that.
10/2 Day 15
45deg leg press
(all weight does not include weight of the sled)
140 x 20
230 x 12
270 x 10
320 x 8
360 x 6
410 x 5
450 x 4
135 x 15
225 x 5
225 x 4
225 x 3
Today was tough for some reason, so I adjusted the workout so that I would actually do something. Leg press came first, and I put up a lot more weight than normal because of that. Then deadlifts, which suffered some.
all in all, I pushed enough weight around that I'm happy with the workout. I think my body needs a day off, it will get one tomorrow.
10-02-2007, 09:07 PM
10-03-2007, 09:49 AM
I know what you mean. If I have time, I'll go on a run.
measured my waist this morning and was pleasantly surprised
waist: 35" (-.5")
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