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  1. Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    09.24.07
    Pre-WO(){

    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    COLOR="Green"]Green MAGnitude:
    1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };


    A1)Power Cleans
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[155x5, 155x5, 155x4, 155x4, 155x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[155x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5];
    w4[160x4, 160x4, 160x4, 160x5, 160x4];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    A2)Romanian Deadlifts (RDL)
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[205x5, 205x5, 205x4, 205x4, 205x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5];
    w4[225x4, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    B1)Squats
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    w2[null];
    w3[245x5, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5];
    w4[255x3, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    B2)Good Mornings
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[135x5, 135x5, 135x4, 135x4, 135x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5];
    w4[140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);


    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:Struggled with legs. Was perplexed to why I was struggling so much, I told my lady how frustrated you are, and she kindly reminded me that I've been sick since Friday...

    Other than that, recovered fine from the workout. Hopefully next workout, I can get my weights back up again, but I am not sure if I should try to repeat tonight's performance, or attempt to go up in weight?
    I think when that day comes again youll know whether or not you should up those weights. Good log..Keep up the good work!!


  2. xj i got them goodies. i already opened the rpm but i still have a sealed drive and igf-2. which do you want? i've got some other sealed bottles in my stash as well (havoc, methoxy-trn) so let me know if you are interested in those instead. i owe you a bottle of something so pick one and let me know.

    btw good looking log!
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  3. Are you a programmer?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by nelix View Post
    Are you a programmer?
    Who me?

    Yes, I do some developing. Obviously this would be some sh1tty coding here, but I am trying to compromise with format and readability for the non-programmer....
  5. week[4].Day[3].off


    09.25.07
    Recovery Day

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:Muscles feel full, however, I feel weak. Not sure if it the infection, meds or a combination of both that are making me feel funky, and then the suppressed appetite. All three have equaled to some weak workouts, however, I still pushed myself.
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  6. week[4].day[4].workout[b]


    09.26.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    Green MAGnitude:1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };

    superset_A(Back && Shoulders){
    a1({ex:ChinUps.[Semi-Supinated], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:120, rest:211}){
    w4[BWx6, BWx6,{rest:90}];
    };
    a2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[mediumGrip], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[115x6, 120x6, {rest:90}];
    };
    };

    superset_B(Back && Shoulders){
    b1({ex:Pull-Ups.[wideGrip] || LatPulldowns.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:8-10, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[LatPulldowns(130x10, 130x10)];
    };
    a2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:10-12, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[95x10, 100x10];
    };
    };

    superset_C(Back && Shoulders){
    c1({ex:PullDowns.[wideGrip, behindNeck], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[80x20];
    };
    c2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[wideGrip, behindNeck], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[75x20];
    };
    };

    set_D(Biceps){
    d({ex:PreacherCurl_ezBar, sets:4, reps:[10, 8, 6, 10], tempo:211, rest:120-180}){
    w4[75x10, (80x5,3), 85x6, (75x7,3), {rest:60,120,90}];
    };
    };

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+Green MAGnitude:Solid Workout. Back felt good, and did not over strain my shoulder. Typically overhead pressing gives me troubles, but kept the weight light and between rests did some rotor cuff exercises.

    Back felt super-pumped and so did the Biceps, which looked pumped afterwards too. Vascualrity in my arms was pretty intense

  7. week[4].Day[5].off


    09.27.07-09.28.07
    Recovery Days

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:Recovery seems to be improved with taking GreenMag post-wo.

    Ended up taking two days off to try to fully recover from my sinus infection.
  8. week[5].day[1].workout[a]


    09.29.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    Green MAGnitude:1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };

    superset_A(Chest && Rear-Delts){
    a1({ex:BenchPress.[mediumGrip], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:120, rest:211}){
    w4[(245x3, 2), 225x5];
    w5[235x6, (245x4,2 && 225x3)];
    };
    a2({ex:SeatedRows.[mediumGrip, mid-pec line], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[180x6, 180x6];
    w5[190x6, 190x6];
    };
    };

    superset_B(Chest && Rear-Delts){
    b1({ex:BenchPress.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:8-10, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[(185x10), 195x10];
    w5[195x10, (205x9,1)];
    };
    a2({ex:BentOverRows.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:10-12, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[135x10, 155x10];
    w5[145x10, 155x10];
    };
    };

    superset_C(Chest && Rear-Delts){
    c1({ex:BenchPress.[wideGrip, toSternum], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[(135x20];
    w5[145x20];
    };
    c2({ex:SeatedRows.[wideGrip, toSternum], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[80x20];
    w5[90x18];
    };
    };

    set_D(Triceps){
    d({ex:closeGripBench_press, sets:4, reps:[10, 8, 6, 10], tempo:211, rest:120-180}){
    w4[155x10, 185x8, 205x6, 135x10];
    w5[160x10, 180x7, 205x4, 135x10];
    };
    };

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+Green MAGnitude:DOMS from shoulder set-in yesterday. Otherwise, felt decent, and endurance was solid, until I hit Triceps. Lost focus and struggled through the remaining sets of tris.

    If it was for WF, I don't even think I would lifting.
  9. week[5].day[2].5x5 Legs


    09.30.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    COLOR="Green"]Green MAGnitude:
    1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };


    A1)Power Cleans
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[155x5, 155x5, 155x4, 155x4, 155x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[155x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5];
    w4[160x4, 160x4, 160x4, 160x5, 160x4];
    w5[135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    A2)Romanian Deadlifts (RDL)
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[205x5, 205x5, 205x4, 205x4, 205x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5];
    w4[225x4, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5];
    w5[205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    B1)Squats
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    w2[null];
    w3[245x5, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5];
    w4[255x3, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    w5[225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    B2)Good Mornings
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[135x5, 135x5, 135x4, 135x4, 135x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5];
    w4[140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5];
    w5[140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);


    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:I was mentally defeated before I went in the gym. With my recent struggles with legs, I was not looking forward to legs.

    I went light, because I didn't want to hurt myself if my focus was not there. And throughout the workout I kept telling myself, lift heavy or go home. Boy did I want to go home, but I managed to complete the workout.

  10. 10.01.07
    Recovery Day

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:Diet back on track, and feeling about 95%. Recovery does seemed much improved with GreenMAG post-wo.
  11. week[5].day[4].workout[b]


    10.02.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    Green MAGnitude:1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };

    superset_A(Back && Shoulders){
    a1({ex:ChinUps.[Semi-Supinated], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:120, rest:211}){
    w4[BWx6, BWx6,{rest:90}];
    w5[BWx6, BWx6,{tempo:3(1-2)1}];
    };
    a2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[mediumGrip], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[115x6, 120x6, {rest:90}];
    w5[135x6, 140x6];
    };
    };

    superset_B(Back && Shoulders){
    b1({ex:Pull-Ups.[wideGrip] || LatPulldowns.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:8-10, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[LatPulldowns(130x10, 130x10)];
    w5[Pull-Ups(BWx6, BWx8), LatPulldowns(130x6, 130x6)];
    };
    a2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:10-12, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[95x10, 100x10];
    w5[105x10, 110x10];
    };
    };

    superset_C(Back && Shoulders){
    c1({ex:PullDowns.[wideGrip, behindNeck], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[80x20];
    w5[90x20];
    };
    c2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[wideGrip, behindNeck], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[75x20];
    w5[80x20];
    };
    };

    set_D(Biceps){
    d({ex:PreacherCurl_ezBar, sets:4, reps:[10, 8, 6, 10], tempo:211, rest:120-180}){
    w4[75x10, (80x5,3), 85x6, (75x7,3), {rest:60,120,90}];
    w5[75x10, 80x8, 85x6, (75x8,3)];
    };
    };

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+Green MAGnitude:Pushing it more with back and shoulders. Not a major improvement on Biceps, but looking for better improvements week[6], because I am about 100% now, and diet is back on track for a few days.

    White Flood is constant. Seems once I start lifting I feel a slight tingle from the BA.

    GreenMAG has improved recovery, and helps with a post-wo pump.

    [/QUOTE]
  12. week[5].day[5].off


    10.03.07
    Recovery Day

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:I have felt the best I have which seems like months, but I toughed out the sinus infection and looking forward to wrapping up the final week of Phase II.
    Last edited by xjsynx; 10-05-2007 at 02:20 PM.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    10.03.07
    Recovery Day

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:I have felt the best I have which seems like months, but I toughed out the sinus infection and looking forward to wrapping up the final week of Phase II.
    My father gets terrible sinus infections...I feel for you my friend...get better!

    Workin

  14. I used to too back when I smoked, but not anymore. too I live in florida like you workin, so slightly different climate than colorado

  15. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I used to too back when I smoked, but not anymore. too I live in florida like you workin, so slightly different climate than colorado
    When I am at sea level, my sinus never felt better.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by workin2005 View Post
    My father gets terrible sinus infections...I feel for you my friend...get better!

    Workin
    I never experienced any sort of allergies for the first 26 years of my life. Now my sinuses flair up in April for about a week, and I am usually fine.
  17. week[6].day[1].workout[a]


    10.04.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    Green MAGnitude:1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };

    superset_A(Chest && Rear-Delts){
    a1({ex:BenchPress.[mediumGrip], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:120, rest:211}){
    w4[(245x3, 2), 225x5];
    w5[235x6, (245x4,2 && 225x3)];
    w6[240x6, (245x4,2)];
    };
    a2({ex:SeatedRows.[mediumGrip, mid-pec line], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[180x6, 180x6];
    w5[190x6, 190x6];
    w6[195x5, 195x6];
    };
    };

    superset_B(Chest && Rear-Delts){
    b1({ex:BenchPress.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:8-10, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[(185x10), 195x10];
    w5[195x10, (205x9,1)];
    w6[205x10, 210x6];
    };
    a2({ex:BentOverRows.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:10-12, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[135x10, 155x10];
    w5[145x10, 155x10];
    w6[155x10, 165x10];
    };
    };

    superset_C(Chest && Rear-Delts){
    c1({ex:BenchPress.[wideGrip, toSternum], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[(135x20];
    w5[145x20];
    w6[150x20];
    };
    c2({ex:SeatedRows.[wideGrip, toSternum], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[80x20];
    w5[90x18];
    w6[90x20];
    };
    };

    set_D(Triceps){
    d({ex:closeGripBench_press, sets:4, reps:[10, 8, 6, 10], tempo:211, rest:120-180}){
    w4[155x10, 185x8, 205x6, 135x10];
    w5[160x10, 180x7, 205x4, 135x10];
    w6[160x10, 180x8, 205x6, 135x10];
    };
    };

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+[COLOR="Green"][B]Feeling 100% better. Barbell Bench is not one of my strongest exercises, which could have something to do with my shoulders.

    Reps over 8, my strength/stamina is up. I could have actually gone heavier, especially the 20 reps at 150.

    Felt super pumped, and took some pics at the end of Phase I and Phase II. I need to transfer them from my phone so I can post them up.

    Over all I had some good workouts during phase II, but was limited due to my infection, which I hate mentioning because it sounds like an excuse. I still pushed it and did what i could. Looking for redemption with the final two phases.

  18. Pending[10.05.07]
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    COLOR="Green"]Green MAGnitude:
    1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };


    A1)Power Cleans
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[155x5, 155x5, 155x4, 155x4, 155x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[155x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5, 155x5];
    w4[160x4, 160x4, 160x4, 160x5, 160x4];
    w5[135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5];
    w6[];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    A2)Romanian Deadlifts (RDL)
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[205x5, 205x5, 205x4, 205x4, 205x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5];
    w4[225x4, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5, 215x5];
    w5[205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5, 205x5];
    w6[];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    B1)Squats
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    w2[null];
    w3[245x5, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5, 245x5];
    w4[255x3, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    w5[225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5, 225x5];
    w6[];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);

    B2)Good Mornings
    sets(5);
    reps(5){
    w1[135x5, 135x5, 135x4, 135x4, 135x3];
    w2[null];
    w3[135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5, 135x5];
    w4[140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5];
    w5[140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5, 140x5];
    w6[];
    };
    Tempo(40X0);
    Rest(120s);


    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:Workout Scheduled for 10.05.2007[evening]
  19. week[6].day[3].off


    pending[10.06.07]
    Upcoming Recovery Day

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+ Green MAGnitude:
  20. week[6].day[4].workout[b]


    10.07.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood:2 Scoops + 8oz water);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Xtend:6 scoops + 1 scoop Poseidon + 20oz water);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge:3 scoops + 16oz water);
    Green MAGnitude:1 Scoops + 12oz water);
    };

    superset_A(Back && Shoulders){
    a1({ex:ChinUps.[Semi-Supinated], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:120, rest:211}){
    w4[BWx6, BWx6,{rest:90}];
    w5[BWx6, BWx6,{tempo:3(1-2)1}];
    w6[BWx7, BWx8,{tempo:3(1-2)1}];
    };
    a2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[mediumGrip], sets:2, reps:5-6, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[115x6, 120x6, {rest:90}];
    w5[135x6, 140x6];
    w6[155x6, 160x6];
    };
    };

    superset_B(Back && Shoulders){
    b1({ex:Pull-Ups.[wideGrip] || LatPulldowns.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:8-10, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[LatPulldowns(130x10, 130x10)];
    w5[Pull-Ups(BWx6, BWx8), LatPulldowns(130x6, 130x6)];
    w6[Pull-Ups(BWx7, BWx8), LatPulldowns(140x3, 140x4)];
    };
    a2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[wideGrip], sets:2, reps:10-12, tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w4[95x10, 100x10];
    w5[105x10, 110x10];
    w6[110x10, 115x10];
    };
    };

    superset_C(Back && Shoulders){
    c1({ex:PullDowns.[wideGrip, behindNeck], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[80x20];
    w5[90x20];
    w6[100x20];
    };
    c2({ex:ShoulderPress_BarBell.[wideGrip, behindNeck], sets:1, reps:15-20, tempo:211, rest:120}){
    w4[75x20];
    w5[80x20];
    w6[95x20];
    };
    };

    set_D(Biceps){
    d({ex:PreacherCurl_ezBar, sets:4, reps:[10, 8, 6, 10], tempo:211, rest:120-180}){
    w4[75x10, (80x5,3), 85x6, (75x7,3), {rest:60,120,90}];
    w5[75x10, 80x8, 85x6, (75x8,3)];
    w6[80x10, 85x7,1, 90x4,2, 65x10];
    };
    };

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood:+Green MAGnitude:Felt like I finished strong, and made steady improvements in strength and endurance. Biggest improvement I've noticed is the fullness in my arms.
    Last edited by xjsynx; 10-08-2007 at 11:52 AM.
  21. week[6].day[5].off


    pending[10.08.07]
    Upcoming Recovery Day
    -Last day of Phase II -

    The Bottom Line

    White Flood+ Green MAGnitude:
  22. 12 Weeks to Super Strength: Phase III


    To recap, this is a 12-week program, and there are four phases. This is Phase III. Use each phase for about three weeks. You'll do two upper body workouts per week. Workout A of this phase targets chest, middle and lower back, and triceps. Workout B of this phase targets shoulders, upper back, and biceps.

    The two workouts are intended to be done on the first and third training days of your program. If you usually do a "four workouts a week" program, you just need to add a lower body routine on the second and fourth workouts. If you usually do a "three workouts a week" program, you just need to add a lower body routine on the second workout. And if you use a "five workouts a week" or five-day rolling program, these routines will constitute the first and third workouts. If you normally use a "seven workouts a week" program, then you need to kick back with a couple of Dingos (the beer, that is, not the baby-stealing wild doggies) and relax a bit, you overtrained animal!

    During Phase II, you probably experienced strength gains and took comfort in that phase's more traditional approach to training. Felt good, didn't it? Well, snap out of it, buddy, it's time once again to rip you out of your comfort zone and test your ability to handle humility and pain! The good news is that after Phase III, we'll return to a more conventional program in the fourth and final phase. There, you'll once again see gains in size and strength, but first you've got to pay the piper in Phase III.

    For the technically inclined, I'll briefly discuss some of the methodology that I'm applying in this 12-week program. The shift up in the number of reps that you'll see in this phase is part of the alternating periodization method that I've applied in designing this program.

    As for allocation of muscle groups to training days, you'll find all pulling exercises on one day and pushing on the other. This is different than the mixed push-pull method that I used in Phase II.

    The sequence of exercises is reversed, too, from those targeting small muscles to those targeting large muscles. This specific training method is a pre-fatigue variation of supersetting. Wherever possible, I've used a single joint exercise for the pre-fatiguing movement, followed by a multi-joint.

    You'll see two exercises per muscle group. Perform a set of the first exercise, rest no more than ten seconds, and do a set of the second exercise. Rest for two to three minutes, then repeat the superset. Upon completion of all of the supersets required for that pairing of exercises, rest for two to three minutes again and commence the next pairing of exercises.

    This is a similar approach to Phase I, with the differences including lower reps, a lower number of exercises, and a more conventional speed of movement. Note that you won't feel as strong (an understatement, if there ever was one) on the bilateral, multi-joint exercises, especially toward the end of your torture session...uh, I mean...workout.

    I'm going to predominantly use two rep ranges: a 12-15 rep range for the pre-fatigue exercise, and an 8-10 rep range for the second exercise in the superset pairing. For those with less experience and lower levels of muscle mass, work toward the upper end of the range (e.g. 15 reps in the 12-15 range, 10 reps in the 8-10 range). Those with more experience and higher levels of muscle mass should work toward the lower end (e.g. 12 reps in the 12-15 range, 8 reps in the 8-10 range).

    Enough talk let's head to the gym, kick in the door, and go to work!

  23. Phase III (Weeks 7-9) - Workout A


    The pushing muscles are trained first in the week, which is a subtlety that defines this workout as one that prioritizes chest. Remember to apply my progressive intensity method. During the first week, use manageable loads and stop just short of failure. Push it up a bit during the second week, still avoiding failure. And during the third week, take a shot of Power Drive, and go for it!

    Warm-up: Perform 10 minutes of light aerobics (optional) and 15 minutes of upper body stretching (compulsory). Refer to The Lazy Man's Guide to Stretching or my flexibility video series.

    Forearm flexions with bar: Kneel on the ground beside a bench and place your forearms across it, hands just off the other side. Using a supinated (palms up) grip, allow the wrists to drop as low as possible and the bar to roll down to the fingertips. Then, roll the bar back up into the palm and flex the wrists as much as you can. Avoid any elbow or forearm movement.

    After a 50% warm-up set of ten reps, do one to two strip sets of 10-15 reps per set. This means to lighten the weight after the first 10-15 reps, repeat this number of reps, and again lighten the weight for a third and final set. Take no more than ten seconds of rest in between each of the three sets within the strip set.

    For the following triceps superset, you'll be doing two exercises in a row with nil to minimal rest between exercises.

    1) Seated overhead triceps extensions: Perform these with a bar using a medium-close grip, which should be about equal to the distance between your ears (unless you're a fathead).

    If you have wrist or elbow problems, use an EZ-curl bar and take a position with the forearms rotated in slightly. If you have significant right to left triceps imbalance, consider using dumbbells. Keep the elbows high and still throughout the closer to the ears, the better.

    Yes, you can lift more with elbows moving forward and out, but I encourage you to use a strict technique on this exercise. The stretch on the long head of the triceps in this position is a unique benefit, so don't waste it.

    As a general comment, don't take risks with this exercise. Many bodybuilders refer to standing or lying triceps extensions as "elbow ****ers," so show this exercise some respect. Do one warm-up set of ten reps, then proceed to bench dips.

    2) Bench/parallel bar dips: You'll first do a warm-up set of bench dips the actual work set involves parallel bar dips. For this warm-up set, place two benches about one meter apart and parallel. Sit on one and place the feet up on the other. Slide your bottom off of the bench but keep the hands on, with the fingers pointing toward the feet and curled over the side of bench.

    Using your triceps, lower the hips down as far as comfortable, then raise yourself up, stopping just shy of elbow lockout. By the last rep of the warm-up set, I want you to use a full range of motion that is, the shoulders should dip lower than the elbows. Do ten reps of this to warm up.

    Take about a one-minute rest. The rest period is shorter here as you haven't induced a high level of fatigue. Now, go back to the first triceps exercise and do a work set of 12-15 reps using a 311 tempo. Upon completing this set, take no more than ten seconds of rest and commence the first work set of regular dips. These are to be done between the two parallel bars, not the benches as you did in the warm-up.

    Cross your feet at the ankles, bend your knees, and control the lowering portion. Ideally, go down to where the shoulders are lower than the elbow joint. If the dip station is adjustable, stay with a grip that keeps the arms close to the body. Avoid excessive flexion of the trunk during the movement. Also, don't lock out fully at the end of the concentric phase. These tips will increase the focus on the triceps.

    As per the extensions above, show some respect to the exercise. Control the negative! I've seen an athlete subluxate his sternum when he foolishly went down faster than a Thai hooker at a "buy me drinky" bar.

    Do eight to ten reps using a 311 tempo. Again, apply the guidelines provided above as to which end of the rep range to work.

    That's one superset, not counting the warm-up. Repeat a second superset if you believe that you have the ability to recover from this volume. Take one to two minutes between the supersets, and one to two minutes before starting the next pair of exercises.

    For the following shoulder superset, you'll again be doing two exercises in a row with nil to minimal rest between exercises.

    1) Seated lateral dumbbell raises: Hold the dumbbells with the palms at your side facing toward you. Keeping the elbows slightly bent, raise the arms up until the dumbbells are level with the top of your head. Although this position is debatable, I prefer the thumb to be slightly lower than the little finger at the top of the movement (visualize a glass of water in each hand at the top, pour a little out).

    2) Shoulder presses behind the neck: Again seated, take a wide grip and press from behind the head. I spent considerable time in the last article giving a description on how I want this to be done. Check back in Phase II for details. Remember, don't lock out at the end of the concentric phase.

    Use the same number of sets, reps, tempo, and pairing rest periods as discussed in the triceps superset. Repeat a second superset if you believe that you have the ability to recover from this volume. Take one to two minutes between the supersets, and one to two minutes before starting the next pair of exercises.

    For the following chest superset, you'll again be doing two exercises in a row with nil to minimal rest between exercises.

    1) Supine dumbbell flyes: Hold the dumbbells with the palms facing each other, elbows slightly bent. Lower the dumbbells down in line with your chest using a range of motion that doesn't cause any undue discomfort. Don't change the elbow angle during the lift, and keep the feet on the bench to increase isolation.

    A common question, "Should I raise the dumbbells up at the top so that they touch each other, or should I avoid full lockout?" I like to get the best of both by alternating these options every second rep.

    2) Bench presses: Take a wide grip and lower the bar to the middle of the chest. Keep your feet in contact with the floor this time. These variables will allow you, at least, to load the bar a little bit, despite having a fatigued chest and triceps. Don't fully lock out at the end of the concentric phase. Again, check the previous installments for details. Remember, don't use the back arch in the bench press for this phase.

    Use the same number of sets, reps, tempo, and pairing rest periods as discussed in the triceps superset. Repeat a second working superset if you believe that you can handle it. Take one to two minutes between the supersets, and one to two minutes before starting the next pair of exercises.

  24. Phase III (Weeks 7-9) - Workout B


    It's now time to trash the pulling muscles. This workout will be the second upper body session of the week. Remember to apply my progressive intensity method as already described above.

    Warm-up: Perform 10 minutes of light aerobics (optional) and 15 minutes of upper body stretching (compulsory).

    Forearm extensions with bar: Kneel on the ground beside a bench with your forearms across it, with your hands just off the other side. Using a pronated (palms down) grip this time, allow the wrists to drop as low as they can, then extend (raise) the wrists as much as possible.

    Again, avoid any elbow or forearm movement. After a 50% warm-up set of ten reps, do one to two strips sets of 10-15 reps per set as described in Workout A. Be prepared to look for the unloaded EZ-bar on that final strip set, as your forearms will be too blitzed to use anything heavier!

    For the following biceps superset, you'll be doing two exercises in a row with nil to minimal rest between exercises.

    1) Concentration dumbbell curls: These are to be performed by sitting on a bench and using one arm at a time. Push the working arm elbow into the thigh, but with a unique twist: allow the elbow to be out a bit from the body so that when you flex the dumbbell, the upper arm is diagonally away from the body, shifting the overload within the elbow flexors higher in the joint angle than would normally occur.

    Work the weak side first, followed immediately by the strong side, doing no more weight or reps on the strong side than the weak side could tolerate. Do one warm-up set at ten reps. Then, allowing no more than a ten-second rest period, proceed to standing reverse-grip biceps curls.

    2) Standing reverse-grip biceps curls: I recommend using a straight bar, but only if you can do so without aggravating the elbow, wrist, or forearm. This narrows it down to less than 25% of the weightlifting population! Otherwise, use the EZ-curl bar. Grip the bar with palms facing down (pronated) at shoulder width. Do one warm-up set of ten reps of this exercise.

    Now, take a one-minute rest. Use this break to scope out the sheila with the sports bra and the little black windshorts. Yeah, baby, work that thang for daddy. Yes, yes! Daddy likes it when you...okay, that's enough, dammit!

    Go back to the first biceps exercise and do a work set of 12-15 reps using a 311 tempo. Upon completing this set, take no more than ten seconds of rest and commence the first work set of standing reverse-grip biceps curls. Keep the arms by your side during these reverse curls, especially as the bar nears the end of the concentric phase.

    Do 8-10 reps using the 311 tempo. Again, apply the guidelines provided above as to which end of the rep range to work. That's one working superset. Repeat a second superset if you believe that you have the ability to recover from this volume. Take one to two minutes between the supersets, and one to two minutes before starting the next pair of exercises.

    For the following scapula retraction superset, you'll again be doing two exercises in a row with nil to minimal rest between exercises.

    1) Prone dumbbell flyes: Lie on your stomach on a bench and hold the dumbbells with the palms facing downward, arms at 90 degrees to the body, and elbows slightly bent. The range of movement is from just off of the ground to as high as the arms will go without changing the elbow or shoulder angle, and without overly engaging the upper traps.

    This isn't an overly strong position, so don't expect to use much of a load. If you do, your selective muscle recruitment will be less than optimal. Do one warm-up, followed by one or two work sets. Superset this movement with seated rows, allowing no more than about ten seconds in between sets.

    2) Seated rows: I described this exercise in a previous article, but I'll summarize briefly. Keep your knees slightly bent and the trunk angle just behind vertical neither is to move during the set. In this phase, I want a wide prone (palms down) grip, with the bar pulled to mid trunk.

    If your upper traps are overactive (e.g. your shoulder raises during the lift), pull the bar lower on the chest. If you find that your lower arms aren't in line with your hands at the top of the pulling movement, take a slightly narrower grip. Allow full extension of the arms at the end of the eccentric phase, but don't let the trunk angle change.

    Use the same number of sets, reps, tempo, and pairing rest periods as discussed in the biceps superset. Repeat a second working superset, if you like. Take one to two minutes between the supersets, and one to two minutes before starting the next pair of exercises.

    For the following scapula depression superset, you'll again be doing two exercises in a row with nil to minimal rest between exercises.

    1) Dumbbell pullovers: Lie perpendicular across a bench with one dumbbell in two hands. Allow the hips to drop to increase the stretch across the shoulder joint. Hold the dumbbell with the palms touching the inside of the plates at one end. The aim is to distribute the workload equally between the arms.

    Keeping the elbows slightly bent, allow the arms to go over the head and toward the ground, using as full a range as is safe. When you come toward the end of the concentric phase, stop just before the arms reach the vertical position. Avoid dropping the weight on your head, as you'll be forced to take a job as one of those personal trainers at the gym who only get to wipe sweat off of the machines.

    Focus on having the lats do the work in this exercise, minimizing the role of the triceps. Avoiding any change of elbow angle is the key to keeping the tris out of the movement. Do one warm-up, followed by one or two work sets. Superset this movement with chin-ups, allowing no more than about ten seconds in between sets.

    2) Chin-ups: Note that I like to use lat pulldowns for the warm-up, employing the exact same arm position as to be used in the chin. The grip is pronated (palm down) wide. Again, I spent some time discussing this movement in the previous phase, so check back there if you need to be reminded of the details.

    Use the same number of sets, reps, tempo, and pairing rest periods as discussed in the biceps superset. Repeat a second working superset if you believe that you have good recovery ability. As usual, take one to two minutes between the supersets.


  25. I really like this style of training. I think I would like to try it before my next halo/epi/1,4ad cycle. Dont you just love that white flood. Stuff kicks ass! I dyin to compare it to swell! Youve tried both right? How do they compare?
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    I really like this style of training. I think I would like to try it before my next halo/epi/1,4ad cycle. Dont you just love that white flood. Stuff kicks ass! I dyin to compare it to swell! Youve tried both right? How do they compare?
    It is nice change up to your 'typical' routines. I might mix in his Leg version. However, I wouldn't complete it, since I'm a planning a different workout with a SD + Epi cycle.

    White Flood is good stuff. I haven't tried SWELL yet, but I do have Poseidon-BA. I would like to try SWELL stacked with BLAST!

  27. Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    It is nice change up to your 'typical' routines. I might mix in his Leg version. However, I wouldn't complete it, since I'm a planning a different workout with a superdrol + Epi cycle.

    White Flood is good stuff. I haven't tried SWELL yet, but I do have Poseidon-BA. I would like to try SWELL stacked with BLAST!
    How did the poseidon ba compare up to the wf? Look at us pimpin Nimbus. Workin would be proud.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    How did the poseidon ba compare up to the wf? Look at us pimpin Nimbus. Workin would be proud.
    Totally different products IMO. pBA saved me when I was doing Advanced Lactic Training, but because of the Stims in WF I do get more of a boost from WF, which is way I would like to stack SWELL + BLAST.

    I've been mixing WF solo and my Poseidon with me BCAA's, but for Phase III I am going to start adding my Poseidon with WF. Which should be great.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by xjsynx View Post
    Totally different products IMO. pBA saved me when I was doing Advanced Lactic Training, but because of the Stims in WF I do get more of a boost from WF, which is way I would like to stack SWELL + BLAST.

    I've been mixing WF solo and my Poseidon with me BCAA's, but for Phase III I am going to start adding my Poseidon with WF. Which should be great.
    thats exactly my pre/during w/o cocktail.
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  30. week[7].day[1].workout[a]


    10.08.07
    Pre-WO(){
    30min prior(White Flood[{scoops:2, water:8oz}]);
    };
    Peri-WO(){
    Green MAGnitude[{scoop:1}] + Xtend[{scoop:6}] + Poseidon[{scoop:1}] + water(20oz);
    };
    Post-WO(){
    Surge[{scoops:3, water:16oz}];
    };

    set_A(Forearm){
    a({ex:ForearmFlexions[Barbell], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:2[stripSets], reps:stripSets[10-15], tempo:311, rest:120}){
    w7[{warmUp:35x10, set_1[50x10, 45x10, 40x10], set_2[45x10, 40x10, 35x10]}];
    };
    };

    superset_B(Triceps){
    b1({ex:OverheadTricepsExt[{position:Seated, type:EZ_Bar}], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:1 || 2, reps:12-15], tempo:311, rest:10}){
    w7[{warmUp:35x10, set_1[60x13], set_2[60x12]}];
    };
    b2({ex:dips[{type:ParallelBar}], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:1 || 2, reps:8-10], tempo:311, rest:60-120}){
    w7[{warmUp:hs_machine[90x10], set_1[BWx10], set_2[BXx8]}];
    };
    };

    superset_C(Shoulders){
    c1({ex:lateralRaises[{position:Seated, type:dumbbell}], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:1 || 2, reps:12-15], tempo:311, rest:10}){
    w7[{warmUp:10x10, set_1[20x12], set_2[15x12]}];
    };
    c2({ex:shoulderPress[{position:Seated[behindNeck], type:BarBar}], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:1 || 2, reps:8-10], tempo:311, rest:60-120}){
    w7[{warmUp:65x10, set_1[95x8], set_2[65x8]}];
    };
    };

    superset_d(Chest){
    d1({ex:Flyes[{grip:supine, type:dumbbell}], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:1 || 2, reps:12-15], tempo:311, rest:10}){
    w7[{warmUp:20x10, set_1[30x15], set_2[30x12]}];
    };
    d2({ex:benchPress[{grip:wide, type:BarBar}], warmUpSets:10*(50/100), sets:1 || 2, reps:8-10], tempo:311, rest:60-120}){
    w7[{warmUp:135x10, set_1[145x10], set_2[145x10]}];
    };
    };

    extraSet_e(Chest){
    e({ex:benchPress[{grip:wide, type:BarBar}], tempo:311, rest:60}){
    w7[{set_1[185x5], set_2[205x5], set_3[225x4]}];
    };
    };


    The Bottom Line
    White Flood + Green MAGnitude
    :After the Forearm strip sets, my hands were mighty shaky, but didn't affect my workout, just writing in my log.

    For this Phase I will be taking GreenMAG peri-wo with my BCAA's(Watermelon) + Poseidon.

    White Flood had an extra kick today. I felt more stimulated and felt the BA tingle. Other than popping extra v-c not sure why I have a bigger boost? I usually like to shake my containers to remix the ingredients. Anywho, I enjoyed the extra boost.

    Workout was pretty good. I am looking to make some big gains, since the last phase wasn't that good, because I was not at 100%

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