Mission X-Factor, Weapon = Napalm
- 05-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Mission X-Factor, Weapon = Napalm
Molecular Nutrition has unlocked the anabolic secret of red meat with its revolutionary new supplement, X-Factor! Bodybuilders have known for ages that red meat is an aggressive muscle and strength builder, offering benefits far beyond its protein content alone. Anyone will tell you that if you want to pack on serious mass, you need red meat - lots of it! X-Factor is here to take the anabolic power of red meat to the next level, supplying high levels of what, according to its inventor William Llewellyn, is red meat's most precious nutrient for muscle growth: arachidonic acid.
Arachidonic acid is actually the chemical messenger first released by your muscles during intense weight training, controlling the core physiological response to exercise and regulating the intensity of all growth signals to follow. By allowing a much greater retention of arachidonic acid in skeletal muscle tissue than diet alone would provide, X-Factor is the only supplement in history to support the very "core" of muscle growth. Amplify the protein synthesizing intensity of each workout far beyond what you were achieving before!
Benefits of X-Factor include:
- # Increased workout productivity (Intensified residual soreness)
- # Increased pumps (Greater nutrient availability to the muscles)
- # Increased androgen receptors (Amplifying the anabolic actions of testosterone)
- # Increased protein synthesis rates (Accelerated muscle and strength gains)
Napalm™ is a unique and “explosive” mixture of ingredients that is sure to help you make quick work of enemy fat cells dug in deep on the battlefield of your body. By applying it to specific areas of your body, such as your abdominals, glutes, or thighs, the scientific concoction of glycyrrhetinic acid, raspberry ketones, SesaThin™, yohimbine HCl, and synephrine HCl, all work together through different physiological pathways to help you take out stubborn body fat that doesn’t go away fast enough.
BF%: 8 (Bioelectrical Impedence)
Goals Lean Bulk while keeping ~8% bf, work on ab definition.
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- 05-12-2008, 11:02 AM
Damn you for having Napalm!!!!!! I have been waiting to get my hands on it for the past 2 weeks and just can't find it anywhere.
You may talk about this later but is this your first run with X-Factor/any form of AA?
In for the this logtastic journey.
05-12-2008, 10:23 PM
X-Factor 4 caps/day for 50 Days
Napalm 2-3 Squirts, 2x day (12hrs apart)
Diet: I will be avoiding Omega-3's if possible, but I am not banning it completely. I've switched from Omega-3 eggs to regular, and I'm not eating my salmon, but more tuna/turkey/pork etc. I haven't used an AA supplement in the past so this will be my first run.
I am studying for my MCAT's, so other than working out and going out some evenings, I'm pretty sedentary so my maintenance is roughly 2300. I will be intaking ~2700ish calories for a recomp effect, but if notice I'm putting on too much fat I might alter that. I'll get a body composition check down every 2nd week.
45% Carbs 30% Protein, 25% Fats
I need lots of clean carbs from fruits and veggies or I get sluggish, but I eat most of my carbs around my morning workouts.
A quick history; I used to play soccer and rugby but I haven't found the time to play them anymore in university, so when I have time I lift weights and I do cardio. I enjoy my cardio sessions on the elliptical because I can read, but I will be doing some fasted cardio for fat loss on this stack. As far as weight goes, I've bounced around up to 165ish, but I've got a pretty light frame.
Day 1: Lower Body (Deads, Squats, Calves)
Day 2: Chest & Back (Dips, Bench, Rows, Chins)
Day 3: Shoulder + HIIT Cardio
Day 4: Low-Intensity Cardio
Day 5: (Optional Rest day)
I used to go on a 4 day schedule, but I find I need a 5th rest day. My workouts were getting stale because I wasn't taking enough time to recover. I was planning to do my old routine, but I took a 1 week vacation with no working out, and when I hit the gym again I realized that I need more time to recover.
05-12-2008, 10:33 PM
im expecting this to be a good log!
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05-13-2008, 10:25 AM
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Good luck looks like a nice combo
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05-13-2008, 10:48 AM
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05-14-2008, 10:57 PM
Day 1- Shoulders/HIIT
Bicep Curls (Various)
DB Shoulder Workout
HIIT Cardio- 10 sprints of 30s /60s rest.
Not much to note yet. On a related sidenote, after a week 1 break I hit the gym on Wed. and bumped my deadlift by 20lbs, and I am STILL feeling sore from that workout. Yesterday I blasted my chest/back, although not really that sore. The next few weeks I'm going to be cutting/near maintenance, then near the end of the log once I've built up my AA levels I will be increasing my cals to help put on more muscle.
DAY 2- LIT Cardio
Went for a nice run right after waking up. Chugged some BCAA's and Glutamine before heading out the door to stop any catabolism, and made my typical route in 43 minutes (Not bad for the first time this year!). Listened to some Stephen Colbert's audiobook I Am America. Running and laughing is hard!
Still a bit sore from my deadlifts, but I just need to do some quality stretching which I forgot to do.
05-14-2008, 11:01 PM
I opened the 2nd bottle and it's like night and day. The other bottle kept getting stuck with the pump, and it pumped out dried-up little balls, but this 2nd bottle works like magic. Also I do a scrub with a facecloth, and gave my chest a bit of a shave and it applies much better. Still no tingle, but it's probably my thick skin Not sure what was wrong with that 1st bottle, but if NP gets it instock I'll pick up another bottle. I don't want to bother Tony, shipping it to Canada is hard (I think Jjohn had his bottle grabbed by customs).
05-15-2008, 01:24 AM
05-15-2008, 01:54 PM
Try using the sea sand scrub cleaning stuff while your in the shower on the spots you are going to use your napalm on. You can buy it anywhere, wal-mart, walgreens, etc... It gets rid of dead skin and opens poors like crazy. It should help in the absorption of the napalm better than scrubbing it with a cloth to rid the dead skin.
05-15-2008, 01:58 PM
Just saw this thread. Will definitely be following with interest.
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05-15-2008, 03:50 PM
05-15-2008, 10:47 PM
05-15-2008, 10:48 PM
DAY 3- Legs/Lower Back
Leg Extension + Leg Curl
10 minute Cooldown on Elliptical + Stretching
Well today's workout was definitely a mistake, I needed more time to rest. My back was feeling a bit stiff, but I knew right on my 1st deadlift set, I managed only 1rep at 265 when I managed 5x5 at 265 4 days ago. I managed a few sets of 4, but definitely no progression. I'm going to make myself rest the extra day for next week.
No extra soreness yet except those crazy deadlifts 4 days ago, but the AA is still building up. Still no tingling from the Napalm
05-16-2008, 08:18 AM
Don't worry it's just day 3! And make sure you get enough rest, and prepare for some serious pain bud!
05-16-2008, 10:27 PM
DAY 4- Chest/Back
Rear & Front Fly's
Not too sore from the deadlifts since I was too sore yesterday to push myself. Lifts went about average today, I always tend to do those same movements so I try and think of new variations. Next week I'll probably try the Gironda Dips, and I'll do Pulldowns instead of Chin-Ups. I find 2 lifts hits my back nicely, but I need to do more for my chest because it is lagging quite badly. Maybe I'll do a chest-only day and see how that goes.
Napalm is still feeling good The tingle is elusive however
05-16-2008, 10:31 PM
DAY 5- HIIT Sprints
Workout: 10 Sprints, 30s/60s rest. 5 min cooldown
I was planning to do shoulder with the sprints, but there were way too many moms (and not the hot kind ) getting personal trained in the free weight room today so I just went for the sprints. Was in and out of the gym in 25 minutes! Still no soreness, I'm starting to feel like I'm immune to the soreness that's coming. I'm sure I will be proved quite wrong and will be no longer
05-16-2008, 10:35 PM
Day 6- Bi/Tri's/Shoulders + LIT
Bicep and Tricep DB work
Shoulder Presses and Delt Raises
Finished it up with a 30min cardio session.
Still not feeling pretty good, although I've been a bit tired in the morning. For some reason I've been getting up early at ~6:30 and then can't sleep in I'm cautious of stims, but I took some Rag this morning (Got the blue-razz caffeine-free) with a bit of caffeine from Dialene, and it gave me some nice energy.
05-16-2008, 10:38 PM
DAY 7- Rest
Well it was supposed to be a completely do-nothing day, which I realized I needed after having some poor deadlifts on that last session, but my sister wanted to go for a jog so I did 25 minutes of cardio, but it was not the fastest of funs (It was so painful to run that slow ) .
After 1 week, I'd say my bf is still about the same. I lowered my cals to right around my maintenance it seems, which was lower than my estimate but I guess sitting around at my desk studying most of the day doesn't take much energy!
PS Jjohn quick question. If I take 5 caps of XFactor by accident on one day, should I do 3 on the next, or just keep it at 4? I usually pop one with every meal, then today I was counting up my meals and I realized it was my 5th cap already lol.
05-17-2008, 08:44 PM
No biggie if you take 5 caps.. You can take 3 the next day, so you'll have your 4th cap at the last day. Whatever you like. It really isn't a big deal.
Log looks good man. And what the hell is a rest day? :P
05-17-2008, 10:50 PM
DAY 8- Lower Back/Legs
With the extra day of rest, I was able to get my 5x5 at 265. Couldn't bump it up, but was feeling good after my 5th set so I dropped it to 245 and did two sets of 8. This burned me out so much that I couldn't do my squats, so I ended up just going all out on the leg press. I know it's not that same, but I wanted to hit up the legs.
I told Texaslifter I would do some stiff leg dead for him, but my back was so sore I'm going to work 'em tomorrow to keep my word
Still no noticeable increase in soreness, however when I shaved my lower chest I must have nicked myself because now when I put the napalm on, it absolutely burns! Alcohol on an open cut is a #&$^ and it's been like this for 3 days now
05-18-2008, 06:58 AM
05-19-2008, 10:53 PM
DAY 9 - Chest/Back
+ 15 mins cardio
I actually forgot about my traps, so I've got to hit those up tomorrow. I'm not sure if it's the X-Factor starting to kick in, but the next day I actually felt some soreness in my chest. It could just be the decline bench which I don't do that often (lack of a good spotter now that I'm at home) but I'll see how it turns out next week.
Napalm is still burning, although now it burns on the obliques which are turning a bit red. I'm not sure if 3 pumps was too much for me, but I've dropped it down to 2 for right now but it's still the same. Still giving it a good rub before applying, and now that NP has Napalm back in stock I'm getting another bottle so I can use it for my whole log.
05-19-2008, 10:57 PM
Day 10- Shoulder/Abs + HIIT
DB Shoulder Work
Some Ab workout
The shoulder work was tough, and I the trap raises I forgot about yesterday were tough. Not noticing any extra soreness yet, although if I got serious about my ab work I'm sure I would be sore the next day. Back is a little bit sore too, but only good-workout sore. DOMS is coming for me tho
05-19-2008, 10:59 PM
Bi's/Tri's + HIIT
Curls + Skull Crushers
HIIT (Usual routine)
My Bi/Tri's workout got shortened because my sister tagged along to the gym, and I showed her the machines (again!) lol and then it took so long I figured I would just finish with some HIIT. I'm noticing that I'm sweating less during my HIIT sprints, so I might add another sprint in, or just up the resistance. I'll probably do a Tanita weigh-in around day 14 or so to check on my progress, but I think I've lost a bit of bf so far. Looking forward to my rest day tomorrow This time, my goal is 100% rest and no jogs lol.
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