Norwegian's Pre-contest Prep w/IntraStack [sponsored]

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  1. Day 3:

    Had an hour long walk at noon in the Texas warmth. Definitely got my metabolism going for the day.

    Upped my pre-workout dosage of IntraXCell to 6 caps, and had a flat scoop of IntraBolic in 1/2 gallon water.


    Upper Body Depletion #2

    Pec Dec Flyes - 120 * 20, 120 * 20, 150 * 20, 150 * 20, 150 * 20 [got a SICK pump after only two of these!]
    Incline Hammer Press - 180 * 15, 160 * 15, 140 * 15, 140 * 15 [My entire upper body was JACKED by now; pec-pump beyond belief]
    Seater Side Laterals - 22.5 * 15 reps * 4 sets [using this weight, I raise them to 45 degrees above shoulder level]
    Upright Cable Rows - 120 * 25, 140 * 15, 140 * 15, 150 * 15
    Front Pulldowns - 140 * 15, 140 * 15, 160 * 15, 160 * 15 [I LOVE high-rep sets of these; slow pulling movement with a squeeze burns like HELL]
    Padded Incline Rows - 70 * 15, 70 * 15, 70 * 15, 70 * 15
    Seated Dumbbell Shrugs - 110 * 20, 110 * 20, 110 * 20

    Rope Pressdowns - 40 * 25, 50 * 15, 50 * 15, 50 * 15 [supersetted these with machine curls; HOLY SHIIIIT, I couldn't move my arms after]
    Machine Preacher Curls - 100 * 15, 90 * 15, 80 * 15
    Dumbbell Kickbacks - 25 * 15 reps * 3 sets
    Dumbbell Hammer Curls - 25 * 15, 25 * 15, 30 * 15

    Incline Situps - 25, 20, 20 reps
    Machine Crunches - 30, 30, 50 reps

    Cardio:
    - 20 minutes on Stationary Bike [level 7(15)]
    - 10 minutes on Rowing machine [level 10(/10]

    Weight - 236.6 lbs

    I'm very happy with the 4.5 lbs loss I've had in three days. LOTS of fluids gone; my arms are tight and hard, chest and abdomen is tightening. Also, legs are taking better shape from all the time I spend on the gauntlet ->> Stairmaster. It's funny how this diet works .. I'll be depleting my body of water for 3.5 days and lose 4-6 lbs, then force-feed it with 1600 grams of carbs within a 36 hour period starting tomorrow night, and gain back most of the weight, if not all .. but still yield fat-loss within a short period of time .. I'm very excited to see where this is headed within the next couple of weeks, because I did not have this great of a drive last time around [when I ran the U.D 2.0 in September, '07] and also, last time I didn't have the stamina to do the amount of cardio in which I'm doing this time around ...


    IntraStack:

    Strength -> 3/5
    Stamina/Endurance -> 5/5
    Energy/Focus -> 5/5
    Pumps/Vascularity -> 5/5
    Recovery (in between sets) -> 4/5

    Misc./Notes:
    - I will DEFINITELY try 6 caps pre-workout tomorrow as well, just to see if that was the main reason for why today's work out was much more of a breeze than the other day. My endurance and focus was insane. Recovery between sets was good, considering I only had 45-60 seconds between sets. I tried to stay around 45-50 seconds, and that made every reps gruuueeeling from set to set ! Lactic acid everywhere ... But I got an insane pump from only a couple 'warm-up' sets of pec dec flyes, and my arms got a helluva pump from supersetting biceps and triceps. That only proves the added endurance and energy I had -- the fact that I was able to superset today. On Monday's workout, I was DEAD when I started doing arms ! Whereas today, I was ready for more !!

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to the continuing results and workouts I'm experiencing with this insane IntraStack !


  2. Sorry to come in when your pissed lol but i can't miss this log. Best of luck man!
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  3. I had great endurance on the stationary bike. Went 5.5 miles in 20 minutes on level 7, staying around 90-95 rpm. Then I realized my missing cardio-factor ->> seated rowing machine. Last semester when I was dieting, I used it as one of my primary cardio-equipments, and I firmly believe it helped tone my upper body within only a short amount of time ! I went rowing for 10 minutes @ level 10(/10), and my body still wasn't exhausted ! I felt great upon completing this workout, and didn't lie down in exhaustion. My energy levels never depleted, and with the intensity I'm working out at, I'm impressed beyond belief thus far !

  4. Quote Originally Posted by hman85 View Post
    Sorry to come in when your pissed lol but i can't miss this log. Best of luck man!
    Hahaha, I realized it was a pointless post, so I edited it instead .. Anyway, thanks for checking out my log !

  5. Really sounds like you hit a goldmine man. You 2 are a match made in heaven

    The way your diet + training regiment is set up it really sounds like your taking full advantage of the IntraStack.

    This is where AEN putting out only solid products comes in handy, cause when products get put to the test like they are in here...true colors are revealed
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  6. gotta follow

  7. Day 4:

    Just did my first session of cardio:

    - 40 minutes on Treadmill; incline 1-3 degrees; 4-5 mph

    Got a real good sweat going, and burned double the amount of calories of what I've consumed thus far today. But heaven is right around the corner -> 6 hours away to be fair. Tonight I'm starting my carb-load, and I'm prepared in every way ! Got my bagels, honey/jam, Kashi cereal, oatmeal, grits, MILK, rice .. and everything else ready .. I've got 1,500-1,600 grams of carbs to consume by Saturday morning -> preferably Friday @ midnight .. Come Saturday, I will do moderate carbs in the morning untill my full body workout in the early afternoon, then low/no carb the remainded of Saturday and Sunday.. But more details will come as the weekend is beginning..

    Will update after tonight's Leg Depletion workout..

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Norwegian View Post
    Day 4:

    Just did my first session of cardio:

    - 40 minutes on Treadmill; incline 1-3 degrees; 4-5 mph

    Got a real good sweat going, and burned double the amount of calories of what I've consumed thus far today. But heaven is right around the corner -> 6 hours away to be fair. Tonight I'm starting my carb-load, and I'm prepared in every way ! Got my bagels, honey/jam, Kashi cereal, oatmeal, grits, MILK, rice .. and everything else ready .. I've got 1,500-1,600 grams of carbs to consume by Saturday morning -> preferably Friday @ midnight .. Come Saturday, I will do moderate carbs in the morning untill my full body workout in the early afternoon, then low/no carb the remainded of Saturday and Sunday.. But more details will come as the weekend is beginning..

    Will update after tonight's Leg Depletion workout..
    Hit it hard man, I dunno how your still standing. Making me nervous to start my first cut in May.

  9. Damn dunno how i missed this one! How long do your workouts take mate? I was tired just imagining all of those sets.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    Damn dunno how i missed this one! How long do your workouts take mate? I was tired just imagining all of those sets.

    My workouts prior to cardio take me ~1 hour on avg. That's appx. 30-32 sets on Leg Depletion day (including abs), and 40-42 sets on Upper Body Depletion day (including abs). I found myself completing my last leg workout in 50 minutes, which is why I'm opting for a full 30 minutes of cardio IMMIDIATELY following the workout. I total 60-75 minutes of cardio each day, Monday through Thursday, and two or three 30-45 minute sessions on the weekend. Like previously mentioned, I'm going psychotic with lots of cardio due to an injury that left me pre-contest timing WAYYY OFF - only 8 weeks total.. If I find it flattens me out too much - which I don't feel yet luckily - then I'll adjust accordingly, but to be honest, my body AND mind feel GREAT since I began doing all this cardio and dieting. I feel 'rejuvenated,' fresh, and awake !

  11. Just popped 6 caps of IntraXCell with 300mg of ALA.

    I will be heading for the gym in 15-20 minutes for legs, and it just feels WRONG the fact that my legs are sore PRIOR to going in and blasting them ! Hahaha .. I'm staying positive though; the 2 hour countdown to carbs starts . . . . NOW !

  12. It's Tiiiime !!!!!!

  13. Day 4: Leg Depletion Day

    Leg Press - 360 * 20, 450 * 15, 495 * 15, 540 * 15, 585 * 15, 630 * 15 [45-60 seconds between sets]
    Vertical Leg Press - 270 * 20, 315 * 20, 360 * 20, 410 * 20 [I got a disgusting pump after these !]
    Seated Leg Curls - 225 * 15 reps * 4 sets
    Leg Extensions - 120 * 15 reps * 4 sets
    Standing One-legged Curls - 30 * 15 reps * 3 sets
    Leg Abductor - 150 * 25 reps * 3 sets

    Machine Calf Extensions - 190 * 25, 190 * 25, 190 * 25
    Donkey Calf Raises - 240 * 15, 240 * 20, 240 * 20'

    Crunches - 25, 20, 20
    Incline Crunches - 10, 10, 10 [went extra slow on these]
    Ab Machine - 25, 25, 25

    Cardio:
    30 minutes on Stairmaster; Fat burning Program; Level 5-6(/20)


    IntraStack:

    Strength -> 3/5
    Stamina/Endurance -> 5/5
    Energy/Focus -> 5/5
    Pumps/Vascularity -> 4/5
    Recovery (in between sets) -> 5/5

    Misc./Notes: Once again, I took 6 caps IntraXCell pre-workout, and YES(!), that does the trick ! My first two warm-up sets of Leg presses with only 2-3 plates each side were HURTING for every rep out of my two 25-rep warm up sets .. But once I hit those non-stop sets of leg presses, my strength, endurance and energy was out of this world. My STRENGTH per se wasn't that great, but I was still able to slap on an extra 45 lbs plate between every set ! The four 20-rep sets of Vertical Leg Presses TORCHED my quads and hams ! I got a hellacious pump, and I didn't stop till I hit 20 on every set ! Once again, 45-60 seconds in between sets, but knowing me, I'm trying to stay with the 45-50 second mark. Kept kranking out lots and lots more reps and sets and exercises, but didn't ONCE get nauseous, nor think I couldn't complete the workout. GOT TO BE HONEST, though, the Stairmaster was awefully painful and boring this time around -> my legs have taken a beating this week ..

    I weighed in @ 236.4 lbs today. 4.6 lbs total fluid loss since Monday, which I'm very happy with.

    Well, it's time to eat some carbs, enough said ...

    HAIL THE INTRASTACK !!

  14. Carb-load:

    8.15PM: 70 grams dextrose/50 grams WMS with 50 grams of whey protein in post-workout shake. (+300mg ALA)
    8.45PM: 3 cups Kashi GoLean w/10 oz milk - 120 grams carbs/30 gram protein
    9.15PM: EAS Myoplex Deluxe - 40 grams carbs/30 grabs protein
    10.00PM: 1 cup oatmeal/1 cup grits w/4 tbs PB (+3 cups water) - 130 grams carbs/30 grams protein
    11.30PM: 1.5 cups of brown rice, 1 cup fat-free refried beans, 8 oz. chicken. - 100 grams carbs/80 grams (+300mg ALA)
    12.30AM: 1 Bagel, 8 oz. skim milk - 65 grams carbs/20 grams protein

    10.30AM: 1 8 oz. Banana Muscle Milk mixed w/6oz. milk and 2 scoops Extreme XXL - 120 grams carbs/50 grams protein (+300mg ALA)
    11.30AM: 1 Tri-o-Plex bar w/16 oz. Gatorade - 80 grams carbs/30 gram protein
    1.00PM: 1.5 cups brown rice/1 cup fat-free refried beans, 8 oz. chicken - 100 grams carbs/80 grams protein
    3.00PM: 2 scoops Muscle Milk (Horchata, MMM!) w/10 oz. milk, one bagel w/honey - 100 grabs carbs/50 gram protein (+300mg ALA)
    5.00PM: Tri-o-Plex bar - 50 grams carbs/30 grams protein
    5.45PM: 2 cups Kashi GoLean w/10 oz. Milk - 70 grams carbs/35 grams protein (+300mg ALA)
    7.45PM: 1 cup rice/1 cup fat-free refried beans, 8 oz. chicken - 80 grams carbs/60 grams protein
    9.15PM: 2 cups Kashi GoLean w/10 oz. Milk - 70 grams carbs/35 grams protein
    10.30PM: 3 scoops Muscle Milk (Horchata), 14 oz. Milk - 35 grams carbs/60 grams protein
    12.00AM: 1 Tri-o-Plex Bar - 50 grams carbs/30 grams protein


    + 2 * 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade - 110 gram carbohydrates.

    Totals thus far:
    Carbohydrates: 1,375 grams (out of 1,500 grams by Midnight, March 7th)
    Protein: 650 grams
    Fat: 130 grams

    - I cut myself short by about 100 grams of carbs.. not that it should matter. I'm looking big and full, yet defined.

  15. I'll be running out of ALA sometime in the middle of next week, and I'm considering substituting it for Glucophase XR, by Designer Supplements, for the remainder of the period till contest. I'm considering investing in 3-4 bottles worth, and I'll be running @ 5-6 caps/day Saturday through Wednesday, and 8 caps Thursday and Friday.

    What are anyone's thought on this ? Anyone got any personal experience with GXR ?

  16. That is one serious carb-up


    I have no personal experience with GXR, but I know that most of the people who take it swear by it.

  17. Hey norwegian about carb ups do believe they should be on workout days or not or does it matter?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by hman85 View Post
    Hey norwegian about carb ups do believe they should be on workout days or not or does it matter?
    Well, there are so many different methods to do it.. I prefer to completely deplete my glycogen storages, then on the day off load up, and fully charge/reload myself for the following day's workout. Your question is sort of hard to answer, as there are so many ways of running low-carb/no-carb/keto-like diets. Each separate diet has you do it a different way, so you got to find out what works for YOUR body .. And well, this yielded tremendous results for me last semester, and this time around, I'm even more pumped up and dedicated, so I'll be expected even more dramatic results !

  19. Day 6: Low/medium rep range Full-body Workout
    (90-100 seconds between sets)

    20 minutes pre-workout - 6 caps IntraXCell

    Incline Dumbbell Press - (70 * 15), 100 * 12, 115 * 8, 115 * 8, 115 * 6 -> DROP 100 * 4
    Close-grip Hammer Press - 180 * 12 reps * 4 sets
    Wide-grip Hammer Pulldowns - 180 * 10, 180 * 10, 180 * 10, 180 * 10
    Seated Cable Rows - 200 * 12, 240 * 12, 300 * 10, 300 * 10
    Seated Side Laterals - 30 * 12, 35 * 10, 40 * 9, 40 * 9
    Reverse Pec-dec Flyes - 150 * 15, 170 * 12, 190 * 10, 190 * 9

    Dumbbell Shrugs - 125 * 20, 150 * 15, 150 * 15, 150 * 15

    Machine Curls - 120 * 12, 130 * 12, 130 * 12
    superset with
    Dip Machine - 210 * 20, 270 * 15, 270 * 15

    Rope Pressdowns - 50 * 15 reps * 4 sets
    tri-set with
    Machine Preacher Curls - 60 * 20, 80 * 12, 80 * 12, 80 * 12
    tri-set with
    Machine Calf Raises - 150 * 15 reps * 4 sets

    - Obviously, the plan was to do a FULL body workout today, but I've had major digestion problems since early evening last night, and due to stomach-issues, I was unable to perform any legs today like I wanted to. I COULD'VE done a superset of extensions and leg curls, but today was time for low-rep compound exercises for legs, and instead of doing some half-ass leg curls, I'll just go in tomorrow, and do 4-5 leg exercises prior to my first cardio session.

    IntraStack:

    Strength -> 4/5
    Stamina/Endurance -> 4/5
    Energy/Focus -> 3/5
    Pumps/Vascularity -> 3/5
    Recovery (in between sets) -> 4/5

    Misc./Notes: I've got a couple ISSUES in my life, and going in to my workout today, I was stressed out and angry, and my stomach issues which seem to stick with me every DAMN time I diet always keep my stomach in a rut.. People say that it's GOOD to be angry at the gym, but to me, it ruins my focus and drive .. So, FOCUS WAS **** today, regardless of 6 caps IntraXCell AND the IntraBolic. However, strength impressed me on incline dumbbell presses, and the way they 'felt' was better than any other exercise I've done in a looong time ! I was able to squeeze out a couple extra reps on every set, and my entire upper body felt tight and just ... it felt natural as hell ! And the Cable Rows were awesome as well .. I've NEVER used 300 lbs on there before, and this is with no straps or anything. Finally, the dumbbell shrugs -> I've never felt it in my TRAPS ONLY like today before. I was strong as hell on them, and my grip strength was very much improved ! I've never been able to grab on to the 150s like today before and do my reps as controlled and slow as I did them today. I got a massive trap pump, and the side laterals made my medial-deltoids stick out nicely out of three layers of shirts.

    All in all, it was an OK workout considering I wanted to leave cus of my stomach and all. Tomorrow I'll be jumping on them legs along with two cardio sessions. I endulged in a carb-meal post workout, but I'm already back on NO carbs untill Thursday again. (NO carbs, although I get a couple carbs from protein powders, PB, eggs and green beans)

    I didn't weigh in today, cus I figured it'd be a little more than it would've been had I not had stomach issues, so I'll wait till tomorrow to conclude my 1 week weight loss, if anything..

    Later!

  20. Sorry to hear about the stomach issues man, and I think you're better off holding off on the isolation crap and go for the compounds today. Hit it hard, hope everything gets better asap.

  21. Day 7: Leg-day

    I popped 6 IntraXCell caps 30 minutes prior to working out, and I had a sample of Green MAGnitude that I choked down with 20 grams of WMS alongside the IntraXCell.

    Workout:

    Squats - 135 * 20, 225 * 15, 315 * 10, 365 * 6, 365 * 6, 365 * 4, 315 * 2 (Lower-back almost gave in!)

    - I have NEVER been stronger on the squat rack, and when I did two sets of 365 for 6 when I had NEVER even done ONE set of 365 for 6 reps before, I felt GOOOD ! What really had me wondering was how I got all those reps up, considering they were ALL rock-bottom squats ! And EVERY rep on my first set of 365 for 6 felt great ! Anyway, I messed up bad ! I over-arched my back , and on my last couple reps of 365, I bent my upper body too far forward , so I felt it getting tighter and tighter. When I dropped back down to 315, I was gonna do 6-8 slow and controlled ones to conclude my squat-session, but on the way up from rock bottom on rep 2, my lower-back started spasming, and I was jerking the weight forth and back, trying to fight my lower back from giving in and falling forward on to the squat rack. As soon as I locked out, I racked the weight, and my lower back was spasming like crazy and it hurt like never before ! I realized then I had to work around stiff-legged deadlifts, because I attempted one rep with just the 45 lbs barbell, and I couldn't bend so that the bar went below my knees even !!

    One-legged Horizontal Leg Press - 180 * 12, 180 * 12, 180 * 12 reps on each leg

    - I did these NON-STOP; finished 12 reps with one leg, went straight to the other leg for 12 reps, then the first one .... forth and back non-stop. Got a real nice, tight pump.

    Seated Leg Curls - 270 * 15, 285 * 15, 285 * 15, 285 * 12
    Standing one-legged Machine Curls - 50 * 15, 60 * 12, 70 * 10

    - I've NEVER been stronger on these ! Got one helluva pump, and veins were bursting out of my skin on my outer quads and hams.

    Calves:

    Leg Press Calf Raises (different stands) - 360 * 30, 450 * 30, 540 * 25, 540 * 25, 540 * 25, 540 * 25
    Donkey Calf Raises - 280 * 15, 280 * 15, 280 * 20, 280 * 20

    - Vascularity and pump was great; it's been a while since I had this good of a calf-training in a while !


    IntraStack:

    Strength -> 5/5
    Stamina/Endurance -> 5/5
    Energy/Focus -> 5/5
    Pumps/Vascularity -> 4/5
    Recovery (in between sets) -> 5/5

    All in all, one HELLUVA workout ! I'm REAL happy I didn't do some BS leg curls and extensions last night and ruin the opportunity for an all-out session like this one. My lower back is still sore, and I've got to bend over slowly when reaching for something, so I'll be icing it and stretching a lot tonight, and hope it won't interfere with tomorrow's workout.

  22. Oh, and also, I found 400 caps of 300mg ALA dirt-cheap, so as soon as I get them in, I'll be doing 8 caps/day untill I run out. Because I found such an offer, I'll most likely put the Glucophase XR on hold for another time.

    I overloaded on the ALA last time around when I ran this diet, and it definitely helped for vascularity as well as carb-absorption.

  23. hey man i read that your doing the two doese of IXC as 1 dose of six. you think i should try that and see if i can tell a difference?
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Norwegian View Post
    Oh, and also, I found 400 caps of 300mg ALA dirt-cheap, so as soon as I get them in, I'll be doing 8 caps/day untill I run out. Because I found such an offer, I'll most likely put the Glucophase XR on hold for another time.

    I overloaded on the ALA last time around when I ran this diet, and it definitely helped for vascularity as well as carb-absorption.

    Seems like your a big fan of ALA lol. I've always been a bit weary of supplementing with single anti-oxidants as I've read some negative literature on how they scavenge free radicals, but due to lack of a blend of other anti-ox they different free radicals behind. This was regarding R-ALA, perhaps there is a major difference I'm unaware of

  25. Quote Originally Posted by TexasLifter89 View Post
    hey man i read that your doing the two doese of IXC as 1 dose of six. you think i should try that and see if i can tell a difference?
    Well, you got nothing to lose by trying it .. Obviously, it'll supply another 2 grams of Beta Alanine, so you're BOUND to feel the tingling at least the first time you take all 6 at once. I bet this will significantly increase your endurance, stamina and over all training-volume !

    Today, I will try 3 caps 30 minutes pre-workout, and take another 3 caps when I get to the gym, just to see if it has any added benefits. But I definitely liked taking all 6 caps together pre-workout !

  26. Quote Originally Posted by DaveGabe24 View Post
    Seems like your a big fan of ALA lol. I've always been a bit weary of supplementing with single anti-oxidants as I've read some negative literature on how they scavenge free radicals, but due to lack of a blend of other anti-ox they different free radicals behind. This was regarding R-ALA, perhaps there is a major difference I'm unaware of
    I don't like looking in to too much literature regarding it like that, nonetheless listen to everything they say in pubmed studies and the likes. If I find a product that works for me and doesn't yield any negative side effects, there's no reason why I'd discontinue using it. I will continue to take ALA, and I keep enjoying its benefits. I began taking it back in October, and I've taken it non-stop since, varying dosages from 600mg/day to 2,100mg/day. I'm taking a multi-vitamin as well, and those normally supply at least a couple other anti-oxidants, so I'm not worrying about any free radicals. I tried out R-ala from InsuLean-R (2 bottles) and it did absolutely NOTHING for me. Regular ALA on the other hand seems to always work for me.

    But on the other hand.. For those who don't take ANY anti-oxidants, in theory, they should have a lot of free scavenging radicals as nothing is there to prevent them from doing damage. If you throw in ALA (one of many anti-oxidants) you'd at least be controlling some free radicals .. so that should outweigh the negative implication that 'taking ALA will leave behind other free radicals,' shouldn't it ? [No mockery intended!]

  27. Day 8:

    I got to be honest, I've missed cardio lately, so I started off my day with 50 minutes on the treadmill; incline of 3-6 degrees; 4-6 mph. Got a nice sweat going, and got my metabolism jacked for the day.

    Then for today's Upper-body Depletion Workout:

    I popped 3 caps IntraXCell 30 minutes prior to working out along with my last sample of Green MAGnitude. Then on my way to the gym, I popped another 3 caps IntraXCell.

    Seated Pec-dec Flyes - 150 * 20, 170 * 20, 190 * 20, 210 * 20
    Flat Hammer Press - 160 * 15, 140 * 15, 140 * 15, 140 * 15
    Side Laterals - 25 * 20, 27.5 * 20, 30 * 15, 30 * 15
    Seated Dumbbell Press - 50 * 15, 50 * 15, 50 * 15, 50 * 20
    Front Pulldowns - 120 * 20, 160 * 15, 160 * 15, 160 * 15, 160 * 15
    Icarian Incline Rows - 80 * 15, 80 * 15, 80 * 15, 80 * 15

    Standing Dumbbell Shrugs - 120 * 15, 120 * 15, 120 * 15, 120 * 15

    Rope Pressdowns - 40 * 25, 50 * 20, 50 * 20, 60 * 15, 60 * 15
    superset with
    Machine Preacher Curls - 60 * 20, 80 * 15, 80 * 15, 80 * 15
    Machine Dips - 210 * 20, 210 * 20, 210 * 20
    superset with
    Machine Uni-arm Curls - 90 * 15, 90 * 15, 90 * 15

    Machine Crunches - 50, 50, 50 reps

    Cardio:
    30 minutes on treadmill; incline 0; 6 mph


    IntraStack:

    Strength -> 5/5
    Stamina/Endurance -> 5/5
    Energy/Focus -> 5/5
    Pumps/Vascularity -> 5/5
    Recovery (in between sets) -> 5/5

    Notes: most insane workout I've had since I can remember !! My strength was AWESOME; I jumped up 60 lbs total on the pec deck flyes for the same amount of reps; side laterals went up in reps as well as weight; dumbbell shrugs were heavy and slow and controlled reps - I looked HUGE hauling those dumbbells ! My arms got such an awesome pump I had veins I hadn't seen before running across my bicep and tricep. My arms were tight and hard as rocks. Pecs got one helluva pump after only two sets of pec dec flyes - > I CONCLUDE that the IntraXCell creates such blood flow that a pump can be sustained within a matter of 20-30 warm up repetitions. The Beta Alanine warms up my whole body, and gets me ready to pound that weight. It increases intensity like no other, and my endurance is above and beyond anything I've experienced before. Last time I ran this diet, I was walking around pale as an albino, and I was so exhausted by the time I finished my full body workouts that I was rarely able to do cardio right after my workout. Now, with this IntraStack, I'm hitting it harder in my workouts, I'm not experiencing fatigue, and I'm always ready for cardio immidiately after my workouts. Today I hit the treadmill hard @ 6mph for 30 minutes. It was a breeeeeeze, and I could've kept going, but I needed my protein-shake, so I had to cut it at 30 minutes.

    Weighed in @ 238.8 lbs.

    Like I said, one of my best workouts since I can remember. There's something about blasting the whole upper body in ONE workout; the full body pump it gives you is something out of the ordinary.

    On a side note; it looks like I'm going to have to cut my IntraBolic dosage, because the tub seems to have emtied a helluva lot faster than expected. I'm saddened to have to cut the dosage, so I'm considering getting some added BCAAs or something to replace the lowered dosage of the IntraBolic.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by DaveGabe24 View Post
    Seems like your a big fan of ALA lol. I've always been a bit weary of supplementing with single anti-oxidants as I've read some negative literature on how they scavenge free radicals, but due to lack of a blend of other anti-ox they different free radicals behind. This was regarding R-ALA, perhaps there is a major difference I'm unaware of
    ...
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by TripDog View Post
    ...

    Was I totally off???

    I don't understand the reply lol

  30. Quote Originally Posted by DaveGabe24 View Post
    Was I totally off???

    I don't understand the reply lol
    I believe he mentioned your literature was off .. to be honest, i've never heard of the issue you're mentioning regarding ALA usage. And to be fair, with all the positive feedback on ALA (as well as na-r-ala, kr-ala, and r-ala), I'd be willing to draw the conclusion that it's a safe, efficient compound in which many people could benefit.

    Day 9:

    Cardio #1:
    * 40 minutes on treadmill; incline of 2 degrees; 5-6 mph.
    * 5 minute cool-down.

    Got a helluva sweat going. I find myself having turned my days upside down. I wake up around noon to 1PM, and I go to sleep around 3-4 AM, so I'm still getting all my meals in. I start off every day with an 8oz jug of Muscle Milk mixed with 6 oz. water and 1.5 scoops of whey protein; yields ~15 grams of carbs, as well as 50-55 grams of protein. With only that in my stomach, it's real easy to do my cardio one hour upon wakening, cus I'm experiencing no stomach-issues with it.

    I guess I'll be opting for a 9PM workout tonight, being that it's already 3.45PM now.
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