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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    I was in VA for 3 years, I didnt think it was as bad as the CA central valley. However, i was in the mountains while in VA. VA Beach gets a little blah though

    I know when it was 112 in Fresno one summer I was visiting, I think I died, then brought back to life by the 80 degree AC in the house lol
    For whatever reason though I think everything between Roanoke and Northern Virginia gets this god-awful humidity in the summer that has you swimming and choking on air from July through September. It's just awful.

    I lived not too far from Fresno, actually! Santa Cruz! But the ocean kept us pretty mild; I think it was 80 max when I was there (and about 55 low, and that was in the early AM).


  2. Killed legs today but I was dragging bad! I came home from work and took about a 30ish minute nap then trained.

    I never thought I'd say this, I actually look forward to my meal at night that contains 4 cups salad with vinegar & oil dressing (EVOO based) lol. This meal will probably stick!
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  3. Late but in bro kill it!
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  4. Those of you guys who are sick of mediocre protein favors, give Beverly International a try. I know it's a little pricey (about $32 for > 30ish servings) but their vanilla UMP protein is amazing! I've been out all week and I'm missing it. I'm using optimum nutrition pro-complex right now, just not the same. Funny thing, I used to think it was above average lol. I've got a container of cookies & cream UMP coming also, really looking forward to trying that!
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Those of you guys who are sick of mediocre protein favors, give Beverly International a try. I know it's a little pricey (about $32 for > 30ish servings) but their vanilla UMP protein is amazing! I've been out all week and I'm missing it. I'm using optimum nutrition pro-complex right now, just not the same. Funny thing, I used to think it was above average lol. I've got a container of cookies & cream UMP coming also, really looking forward to trying that!
    They're probably one of the best known for their flavors. As you suggested, though, that price is prohibitive for me at least.
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  6. Hey DW, about this cutting cycle ... what do you hope to accomplish during your training in terms of where you are with the weights? I mean, do you hope to 1) maintain strength and cut (so you adjust volume or tempo accordingly to accomplish this), 2) do you try to even go up with the weights maybe, or 3) do you not care and just stick with whatever you can accomplish with a certain tempo/volume/whatever - basically whatever gets you to the cut/shredded state? Just curious.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia
    Hey DW, about this cutting cycle ... what do you hope to accomplish during your training in terms of where you are with the weights? I mean, do you hope to 1) maintain strength and cut (so you adjust volume or tempo accordingly to accomplish this), 2) do you try to even go up with the weights maybe, or 3) do you not care and just stick with whatever you can accomplish with a certain tempo/volume/whatever - basically whatever gets you to the cut/shredded state? Just curious.
    Great question!

    During the first few weeks, while my carbs were a bit higher, I was still trying to add strength if possible.

    Now, I train the same volume/intensity/weight as before. Volume is actually up a little from my "off-season" but the weights I use, i'm trying to maintain strength from the 13 week mark. So far, so good. I'm using the same weights in almost every exercise, I'll add weight if it's too easy and back off 5lbs or so if I'm a rep short.

    I'm hoping to maintain throughout but if it dips a little, I'm not too worried, unless there's a drastic drop off.
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  8. Solid workout this evening! Strength still sitting pretty pushing the triple digit dumbbells on presses!

    Luckily, I have found a solid workout partner out here. He's new to the lifting game but played college basketball so he's no stranger to hard work & keeping me going when I'm dragging
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  9. I had an endo-rush before my workout today since its sugar free and <2 carbs per bottle. Holy crap, the sour apple taste like pure garbage. Solid energy but I'll never partake again.

    Had a good workout but my stomach feels a little blah, probably that endo-rush. I'll take pictures again this weekend (9weeks out) about to hit another gear!
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  10. Well, no pictures. I'll take some next weekend at the 8 week mark. I have to so I can send them to my coach anyways. It was 106 & 108 this weekend so I've been posted up on the couch all weekend relaxing!

    I did go to the gym yesterday for my workout. I woke up this morning and she shoulder is killing me, can't raise it above my head! I have no idea how this happened and hope its just from sleeping on it wrong. Some ibuprofen, heat & ice on it today.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    I did go to the gym yesterday for my workout. I woke up this morning and she shoulder is killing me, can't raise it above my head! I have no idea how this happened and hope its just from sleeping on it wrong. Some ibuprofen, heat & ice on it today.
    Hope the shoulder gets better ASAP!

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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Chee

    Hope the shoulder gets better ASAP!

    ~Rosie~
    Thanks Rosie, feels better today but well see how today goes.

    I had a low-carb monster before my workout today. I was dragging bad, super busy at work. That's 6gr sugar :-/
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Thanks Rosie, feels better today but well see how today goes.

    I had a low-carb monster before my workout today. I was dragging bad, super busy at work. That's 6gr sugar :-/
    How did it go? My shoulders, especially left, were killing me, so I ended up having a huge cheat (well, "normal Rosie", LOL) meal (but considered a "cheat" because I had already had my 8-hour feeding window from 0930-1730) after my second training session tonight.

    ~Rosie~
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Chee

    How did it go? My shoulders, especially left, were killing me, so I ended up having a huge cheat (well, "normal Rosie", LOL) meal (but considered a "cheat" because I had already had my 8-hour feeding window from 0930-1730) after my second training session tonight.

    ~Rosie~
    It went pretty well. I didn't go as heavy on DB overhead press, cut the last set at 85x6, usually go 100x6 but it seemed to "loosen" up after that. Today it's sore, but the good, normal kind.

    I had my carb up last night also, I'm sure yours was MUCH more glorious than mine haha.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    It went pretty well. I didn't go as heavy on DB overhead press, cut the last set at 85x6, usually go 100x6 but it seemed to "loosen" up after that. Today it's sore, but the good, normal kind.

    I had my carb up last night also, I'm sure yours was MUCH more glorious than mine haha.
    Good Hey, we all have days we need to go lighter, and that's ok.

    I don't do things by halves, that's for sure, LOL, although half/half clean/junk. That said, still lost just over a pound from yesterday to today, which backs up what I was saying to someone yesterday about such meals having an ability to HELP progress (especially if they are had as the POST-TRAINING meal)

    ~Rosie~
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  16. That's when my carb up meals are, post-workout & last of the day. I'm a grandpa and am usually in bed by 9pm lol.

    Looks like I'll be adding some LG Liq T-911 here soon guys. Pretty excited after talking to some users.
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  17. good work !! bro !
    You come in peace, but you go back in pieces

  18. I'll be starting ECA stack on Saturday, the T-911 included. I guess it'll be slightly more of an ECYA stack.

    I don't know if I mentioned but diet will also be changing on Saturday. I am also assuming (but not 100%) my cardio will also be changing.

    Wednesday seems to be my worst day for energy. Makes sense as my carb up is Thursday. It's a mental thing on Thursday, knowing I get to devour carbs post workout.

    I also want to point out, I consume a Biotest Spike energy drink about everyday pre-workout. I'll add that to my 'supplement list'
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  19. Shew, I'm gased! Workout was ok, strength is starting to waiver a little. On the 3rd and 4th sets I'm only getting 9 or 8 reps, not the 10 outlined. I'm not going to sweat it though. Looks are what's most important right now.

    Speaking oh which, I'm ghostly pale. The triple digit temperature and dozens of screaming kids but our community pool has made me and the AC best friends. Has to change this weekend, not going to pay for tanning just yet.

    Excited to see what I'm weighing Saturday morning. My waist "feels" smaller but you never know. A guy made a comment at the gym tonight that I was looking leaner, in reference to when, I don't know. Fingers crossed...
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  20. I'll be following this... :-). Kill in man!
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Excited to see what I'm weighing Saturday morning. My waist "feels" smaller but you never know. A guy made a comment at the gym tonight that I was looking leaner, in reference to when, I don't know. Fingers crossed...
    That's a positive comment. Always interesting to see how others perceive us.

    ~Rosie~
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  22. Slightly irritated. I ordered from Nutraplanet on Wednesday, paid for 2-3 day shipping and my package is just sitting at the Fed-ex location, SINCE 8:37am YESTERDAY!!!!! Says 'not due for delivery' and date says Monday. By my calculations, isn't that 4days?!?!?

    It's an extra $11 for the 2-3 days, not a ton of money but enough to irritate me....not a good way to start my day.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water
    Slightly irritated. I ordered from Nutraplanet on Wednesday, paid for 2-3 day shipping and my package is just sitting at the Fed-ex location, SINCE 8:37am YESTERDAY!!!!! Says 'not due for delivery' and date says Monday. By my calculations, isn't that 4days?!?!?

    It's an extra $11 for the 2-3 days, not a ton of money but enough to irritate me....not a good way to start my day.
    Definitely irritating knowing its just sitting there for the next few days! I would get ahold of support for sure man.
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  24. Yeah I shot them an email. Odd really, nutra is usually spot on with this stuff.
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  25. WEEK 8-6
    Weight: 203lbs

    Workout/cardio split stays the same, as does my diet.

    *Newly added
    -30min faster cardio every morning (mon-sun)
    -ECA taken before faster cardio (25/200/81)

    I'll also add the T-911, waiting to hear about dosing and if 3/day is acceptable/advisable.
    -1st dose pre-fasted cardio
    -2nd dose @10:30 before lunch
    -3rd dose @ 3:30 (1hr pre-workout)
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water
    8 week update photo.

    <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=60 609"/>
    Looking lean bro!
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by LiveToLift

    Looking lean bro!
    Lol, nah that's not me right now. It's the result of a 6 week cut a few years back that wasn't as rigorous as this one. I just wanted to see if people were actually paying attention lol. I think I was between 168-172ish there, down from 180-185ish. Today I sit at 203ish....

    In 6 weeks I hope to be that lean again, then take the final 2 weeks to dial in!
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water

    Lol, nah that's not me right now. It's the result of a 6 week cut a few years back that wasn't as rigorous as this one. I just wanted to see if people were actually paying attention lol. I think I was between 168-172ish there, down from 180-185ish. Today I sit at 203ish....

    In 6 weeks I hope to be that lean again, then take the final 2 weeks to dial in!
    Lmao you got me for sure, I was like hell ya man nice work lol
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