Backround: I am 38 and have been training for around 18 years. I am also a lifetime lacto ovo vegetarian.
Goal: To see if this old guy can gain some descent strength, and maybe a bit of size. Gains are increasingly hard to come by at this stage of the game. I would really like to see if I could make some progress on my flat bench. It is the one exercise that I can push hard on at this stage of the game without fear of injury.
Current lifting stats:
Flat bench 315 for 11 reps
Shoulder press: 105 lbs dumbells for 6 reps
Squat: 385 for 8-10 reps. I could go higher but I fear for my fragile knees.
Rack pulls ( I tend not to do dead's off the floor because of back issues) 385 . I could also go more on these but I am very cautious with my low back. I have had some serious issues in the past.
I eat six times per day. I consume 240 grams of protein per day from whey and eggs. My carb sources are primarily whole wheat bagels and oatmeal. I get fats mostly from and olive oil. I'm also a big fan of peanuts and cashews. This may sound weird coming from a vegetarian, but I don't eat that many vegtables.
I really never track calories. I just make sure that I consume 240 grams of protein per day. I always eat a bagel or serving of oatmeal with my protein. This NEVER changes. Sometimes I'll add in additional carbs or fats. I take my flax and olive oil at night with my last shake of the day.
Champion nutrition whey protein
Natures Best Vitamin Pack
Monday: Chest and Bi's
Tues: quads and hams
Thurs: delts and tri's
I usually do three sets of three exercised per body part. This does not include warmups (of which I do many), dropsets, rest pause sets etc. I typically work in the 8-10 rep range for compound movements. I go as high a 15 reps or more on isosolation movements.
I plan on taking two caps of in the morning on an empty stomach, and two more about an hour before my workout. I like dividing up my stimulant doses. This way I get a nice boost in the morning. It also makes for a smaller evening dose prior to my training session. This reduces the possibility of me being wigged late into the night.
I plan on taking two doses of drive per day. I will take 3 caps in the morning on an empty stomach. I will take my second dose of three caps about an hour prior to my workout.
I have not read any logs on these products. I also do not plan on reading any logs during the time I run mine. I want to be as objective as possible, and not be looking for certain things to happen.
I took my first doses of RPM and Drive this morning (two caps of RPM and three caps of Drive). I currently feel a nice smooth flow of energy. No jitters or cracked out feeling, just nicely awake and alert. I will post another update following my workout tonight.