X-Factor and Superdrol NG sponsored log
- 11-30-2007, 09:27 AM
Front latpulldown 170x6 170x4 160x4 150x4 was very happy to hit 170!
Seated cable rows (machine, narrow grip) 160x10 160x8 also a new high!
Dumbbell rows (one arm at a time) 1 set 20 reps 40x14
12 roman chair crunches, 12 leg raises, 12 weighted bends (35lbs) 12 machine crunches with 90lbs
Was a nice workout! I was happy to be able to hit 170 for 6 on the pulldowns. Consistent strength climbs are cool as heck!Animis Rep
- 11-30-2007, 02:34 PM
- 12-02-2007, 12:13 PM
Day 43, goddamn scale says 199....
relocated monday to today since i'll be travelling
Bench press bb - decided to get stupid, and well it was. 175x1 165x1 155x1 145x6 145x3 135x5. Once I popped the 175x1 I was dead....
Incline press bb 115x8, 95x8
Vertical bench press (machine) 90x8, 80x6 (only pause was to lower weight)
Barbell curls 95x2 85x4 75x5 75x5
Dumbbell curls (seated) 25x10, 25x10
EZ-barbell curls (narrow grip) bar + 20, failure at 19
Really not too bad. I'm trying to push hard on the first exercise of each group just to make sure i continue to move upwards. the problem is if I go too high there it sort of wrecks the set. Ah well.Animis Rep
12-02-2007, 12:31 PM
Nice numbers easy!!!
You taking in some salt? That kept three more pounds on me from yesterday to this morning
12-02-2007, 12:38 PM
my eating has been all over the place last nights cheat dinner was at skippers smokehouse a sort of carribean restaurant.
I had the skippers platter
Fried Shrimp, Oysters, Gator Tail, Smoked Fish Dip, Calamari & Grouper with steamed veggies + black beans + yellow rice
So probably yeah a pile of salt. my vascularity was low yesterday so I was thinking i was retaining some extra water. I can tell on my hands, I've got a lot of small veins that come and go easily
12-02-2007, 02:35 PM
I gotta ask... what does gator tail taste like? I was born and raised in the south, but that justs sounds like something waterboy's mom would barbeque
12-02-2007, 02:36 PM
its pretty neutral tastewise, has a consistency somewhere between dark chicken meat and stingray
12-04-2007, 09:25 AM
Day 45, only 5 to go sniff sniff
Doms are fairly strong least nite and today on chest and front of shoulders. no scale as i'm travelling. today would normally be squats + legpresses, i'm not too likely to be able to do them. I might have an opportunity tonite at the hotel in seattle, we'll see. worst comes to worst I may do bodyweight squats and some other leg exersizes in the room
12-05-2007, 09:53 AM
day 46, still travelling no scale. did not work out yesterday or today, and likely won't be able to tomorrow never ended up with time, running around for work. Friday I will do thurs + fris normal workouts together as my last workout for the log I guess... feeling sore a little still from sunday's workout. I'm excited to do measurements sunday, as it will be interesting to see the changes
12-07-2007, 02:20 PM
Behind the neck press (free weights, barbell) 90x5 85x5 80x5
Standing upright rows (free weights, EZ-barbell) 75x9 75x7
Front overhead press (machine) 90x15
Front latpulldown 170x5 160x5 150x5
Seated cable rows (machine, narrow grip) 140x11 140x10
Dumbbell rows (one arm at a time) 40x16
Lying triceps press (free weights, EZ-barbell) 75x8 85x4 75x4
Overhead triceps press (free weights, EZ-barbell) 45x10, 45x8
Triceps pushdown (machine, cable) 110x13
Probably my last workout on xfactor. Its hard to in some ways pluck out matching exersizes, but for instance at the beginning I was doing 2 sets of 10 with 50lbs for french press as a triceps exersize, and it was the ONLY one. doing the lying presses with 75 is a big difference. I'd guess that I could do as my first set at least 60lbs, if not more. I was doing barbell shoulder presses for 3 sets of 12 with 50lbs, now i'm doing 3 sets of 6 with almost 90 So i've seen some pretty significant strength increases over the span of the log
12-09-2007, 10:37 AM
Day 50, all done
Scale says 199, last week travelling hurt me. I'm pretty sure i'd be at 196, maybe 195 had I been home the whole week. Measured up today
I changed workout routines so I can't match apples to apples on strength, but all major exersizes are definitely up. I included my 8/26 numbers just for reference a weight was almost the same as the end of this log. Calves shrank a bit as I didn't work them at all (was on purpose, trying to get calves and biceps to meet in the middle sizewise) but it was mostly fat as their definition has increased noticeably.Code:8/26 log start end Chest 43.5 43.5 44.25 +.75 Shoulders 48.5 49 49 L Bicep 14.25 15 15 R Bicep 14 15 15 L forearm 11 11.25 11.25 R forearm 11.25 11.5 11.25 -.25 L calf 15.5 15.5 15 -.5 R calf 16 16 15.5 -.5 waist where I wear pants - 37.5 37.5 37 - .5 belly button 40 40 38.75 -1.25 Weight 200 206 199 -7 bodyfat ? 24% 19-20% (estimated, will get retested this week)
Was quite successful of a cycle I think. I would have liked to have ended the cycle a few pounds lighter (and bigger measurements ) but 7 lbs lost in 7 weeks with strength gains on non hormonal products sounds pretty good to me!
X-factor - I definitely noticed the doms towards the latter half of the log. The product seems to meet its claims pretty well. Until I get my bf calipered at the gym again by the same person its hard to make LBM gain claims, but my guesstimate would be that while loosing 7lbs of scale I really lost 9-10lbs of fat and added 2-3 lbs of LBM. I feel harder and denser in the upper boddy. I'm starting to get close to body weight in wide grip lat pulldowns I noticed no significant side effects either. I will quite likely use x-factor again, possibly even during post cycle therapy in late jan/feb. I would go with 3 bottles for 60 days instead next time I think, largely to help with the kick in factor, and to lengthen the "active" time.
Superdrol NG - I think my yohimbe tolerance built WAY fast, as I stopped noticing the stim effects of 2 caps after not much more than 10 days. I still noticed 3, but even that started to fade after a few days of 3 preworkout. I suppose its like stims in general, ephedra + caffeine effect different people differently. Outside of that part of the effect, its hard to say what role the other ingredients in SDNG played. I do believe that the over 35 crowd can use the DHEA that is in SDNG, and that at 3 caps a day you get 510mg which is plenty. So nice from that perspective. I may or may not use SDNG again. It would make an interesting support supp for use with original superdrol or a clone, as there is belief that DHEA helps with the lethargy.
12-09-2007, 12:01 PM
12-12-2007, 07:52 AM
12-12-2007, 07:53 AM
Pity, I can't get bodyfat tested till tuesday next week (12/18) but it shouldn't change that much in the 1 week. I'm itching to see that.
12-12-2007, 09:16 AM
12-12-2007, 04:26 PM
01-21-2008, 11:49 PM
01-22-2008, 06:41 AM
Ah the bodyfat update. Well, I was calipered at 23%. The previous measurement by caliper was 24, but that same day I was tested in a bodpod for 27. retrospectively I think the 27 and 23 were both accurate, and the 24 was off. I'm pretty confident I lost 4% bodyfat over the 7 lbs, so all loss was fat, and maybe gained a couple lbs of lean mass.
01-22-2008, 07:29 AM
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