The Longest Journey - Super Long Pulsed Cycle
09-06-2009 10:51 AM
what about strength-any increase in weight or reps?
09-06-2009 11:04 AM
for the vast majority there was a increase in the range of 5-10 pounds depending on the exercise. For a couple that I didn't increase the weight the number of reps went up some, the best one was the incline converging chest press. On that one I managed 4 sets of 12 reps, I generally aim for 2 of 12 for warm-up and one of 8-10 and another of 6. I got only 3 reps last week on the final set, so I'll definitely have to increase the weight this week.
Originally Posted by corsaking
09-07-2009 07:15 PM
This sux, gym is closed today...good thing I called before I took my dose hehe. This means my cycle this week starts a day late. Shouldn't really affect anything except this last week I had an extra day to recover and this week I'll have 1 less.
09-08-2009 11:31 PM
Week 2 of 10 - Day 9 of 67
Today was arms and calf day, the workout was quite nice felt very energized. Good increase in reps for some exercises and a steady increase in strength for all exercises. The machine dips was the one I was feeling the strongest at today, I did my last set with more weight than I had planned and I still got all 4 sets for 12 reps and felt like I could still do several more, will really have to bump up the weight next week on it.
To capitalize on the fact that I was so energized I did the hamstrings part of my leg workout today in addition to my arm exercises. I'll leave the quads for tomorrow and try to get an extra juicy workout then.
09-10-2009 11:48 PM
Week 2 of 10 - Day 11 of 67
Workout was good, slight weight increase across the board. Today wasn't as intense as it was last week...probably because I didn't eat anything before the workout. Regardless as results are what matters and I am getting them
I forgot to add a note for yesterday's workout and it was good too
I checked and weight is up considerably this week, it's up more than it was last week already and the week isn't even over yet. I my waist is the same(for now) as last week but being up to 214 there is no way some of the gain isn't some fat. I'll see how it turns out this sunday after the bounce.
have been doing cardio every day this week...been walking to and from work, it's a little over 2 miles each way + the ~1.3 each way for the gym. Been sleeping like a stone comes night time... Also got 2 blisters on the side of my big toes, one on each foot.
09-12-2009 02:50 AM
Week 2 of 10 - Day 13 of 67
Yesterday's workout was very good, except that I forgot that the gym closes early on fridays and I had a little less time than usual to do my workout...but it wasn't a problem as I felt lots of energy and heat in the workout...strength wasn't much higher than normal(still got a few new PR's) but recovery was good enough that I was barely finishing one set and was just going on and going for the next...not sure if it was something I did or the pulse, as the only thing I did differently was to eat a double stacked nutela sandwich about 2 hours pre-workout.
09-12-2009 02:51 AM
one good news is that I have almost enough posts now(even making this useless fillers) to post the before pictures.
09-12-2009 04:23 PM
Just for something else to add, I'll also put how much have the weights have increased in my workouts compared to the week before I started the cycle, not compared to the last week.
All the #'s increase are based on the last set, as that is the one I try to go up in weight. I don't post the actual weights I lift, but if anyone is interested I don't mind telling then over PM.
My sets are 2 of 12 to warm up and one of 10 and the final of 6-8 reps, if you see a +1rep it means that the final set I got 9 reps instead of 8 so I'll increase the weight additionally next week to keep it between 6-8
Cable Pushdowns +10#, +2 reps
Iso - Barbell Preacher Curl +10#
Machine Dips +20#, +4 reps
Iso - Cable Bicep Curls +10#
Iso - Cable Tricep Curl +10#, +2 reps
Iso - Barbell Seated Calf Raises (I do a mix of DC and reps on this so it's hard to write the improvement)
Iso - Rotary Calf Press +20#, +5 reps(this ones go to 15 on final set instead of 8 like other exercises)
Single Leg Extensions +10#, +2
Seated Leg Press +20#
Single Leg Press +10#
Lying Leg Curls +10#
Lying Single Leg Curls +10#
Machine Lateral Raise +20#, +7 reps
Dumbell Front Laterals +6 reps
Iso - Converging Incline Press +20#
Rear Delt Machine +15#, +2 reps
Pectoral Flyes +15#, +2 reps
Hammer Iso-Lat Shoulder Press +20#
Hammer Strength Incline Press +20#
Roman Chair Backdominal +7 reps
Lat Pulldown no change
Freemotion Iso-Lat Pulldown +20#, +4 reps
Leg Raises +6 reps
Grip (this is a static hold with 90# measured in seconds) + 15 secs
09-13-2009 01:15 AM
Week 2 of 10 - Day 14 of 67
Hello all you people that love me(or not), I am bringing you another "end of the week" update.
And just like last week I was itching to post this, so I am not waiting until actually early morning, just being past 12:00 on the clock
The dose will continue as it had being this last couple of weeks at 30mg of epi, 30mg of pp and 120 mg of tren.
As for sides, there where a few red spots on my face from a few sub skin acne and a few very tiny ones on the forehead and that was it for that. On the rebound side of things...I been getting daily morning wood(some of which actually wakes me up when I turn in bed), sleep has been good, no problem at all sleeping, hunger has been decent too.
Walked to and from work and gym everyday this past week, I calculated it to be around 23-25 miles total. I am sure this will help me keep my waist thin(well...at least help prevent it from getting wider )
I was kind of annoyed the other day when I went to supermarket to buy canned tuna and the stupid person in front of me was laughing when they saw that I had about 40+ cans of tuna on my cart. To not tell her to stick it where the sun didn't shine and mind her own business I only smiled and said that I liked tuna. I wish the costco near here had tuna then I could just buy a few of the big cans...
Measurements as of today cold flexed, change value is from since the cycle began:
Weight - 215.4 (+7.7)
Waist @ belly button - 36 1/4" (-3/4) <- No change since last week
Calf Left - 17 3/8" (+1/4) <- No change since last week
Calf Right - 17 3/8" (+1/4) <- This one actually decreased a little, probably because of all the walking.
Thigh Left - 25 5/8" (+5/8) <- No change since last week
Thigh Right - 25 5/8" (+5/8) <- No change since last week
Chest - 45 1/4" (+3/4)
Forearm Left - 13 1/2" (+1/2) <- No change since last week
Forearm Right - 13 1/2" (+1/2) <- No change since last week
Bi/Tri Left - 16 1/2" (+3/4)
Bi/Tri Right - 16 3/4" (+3/4)
Muscle gains where quite static this week except for arms and chest. Weight also went up but who knows what percent of that was muscle and what's not. Still this is much better than "natural" gains and much more pleasant than being on a straight cycle.
09-13-2009 09:31 AM
As a gift to all for my reaching 50 posts I am finally posting my pre-cycle pictures. Enjoy, but not too much
09-13-2009 10:25 AM
lol bro, that made me laugh,
Originally Posted by Jaryu
Gause institute member
Need2slin designer.Product designer/ **** admin.
09-13-2009 11:32 PM
I am always trying to please my fans.
Originally Posted by russianstar
09-14-2009 11:01 PM
Week 3 of 10 - Day 15 of 67
For today's update I'd like to mention that it was awesome...really good workout, the faster recuperation between sets + PR in almost every single exercise except 1, but that one got extra reps instead so it's a different type of PR. So far in this cycle it's all good, can hardly wait to see how far I'll be at the end....
09-17-2009 01:03 AM
Week 3 of 10 - Day 18 of 67
Hello everyone, a little late for the update, but I am here and I am sure you won't mind the small delay .
Tuesday leg workout was good, a small but incrementing PR for the leg press and another for the hamstring curls...
Wednesday chest... it was a bit hard...I had a too good arms day on monday and I was feeling a little bit of the DOMS from it, and it was affecting my recovery between sets on all the exercises that required triceps to be used, which where a lot.... I increased my PR on all my exercises but had to increase my break between sets to what I used to take before I started the cycle.
My biceps are still feeling it a little still also, I hope it doesn't make my back workout this Thursday too inconvenient.
Besides this bittersweet news all is still on course with the cycle, strength is going up, weight went up quite a bit already this week...probably water accumulation from my sodium intake, been drinking a little too much soda this week.
09-17-2009 11:09 AM
Looks like it's going good for you! Other than water retention, any sides to report?
09-17-2009 06:58 PM
not really, except for the few pimples that have shown on my forehead. No lethargy either, no problem sleeping, hunger is pretty good. Even with the water retention, I don't look bloated at all. I actually feel the fat around the abs to be thinner somewhat. I actually look thinner than in the pre-cycle picture.
Originally Posted by Irish Cannon
09-17-2009 07:47 PM
Week 3 of 10 - Day 18 of 67
Today was back day and it wasn't that back..I mean bad hehe (bad joke I know).
like what I thought yesterday, I was affected by the biceps DOMS and recovery between sets wasn't great, much better than yesterday for the triceps but still slower that last week. Several new PR's. Leg raises was my last exercise and it was quite funny, because of the numbness of the muscle from 160 leg raises when I tried to raise my foot to get into the car and my leg didn't raise all into the car, maybe some 6 inches tops but I was moving in like I expected it to go in and I almost fell over.
It's not quite as fun as the back extensions or whatever they are called that you do on the roman chair, after I do then I walk like my lower back area is made of jello and I wobble as I walk since the muscle is so spent it can't regulate the balance properly, I think it's quite funny every time I do then.
So another week of exercises completed, now I just have to eat and sleep lots to recover for next week and grow, grow and grow.
09-18-2009 10:14 PM
Week 3 of 10 - Day 19 of 67
Been feeling the DOMS real bad on my abs and hamstrings quite strongly today and to make it even better, in the place where I work at the elevator wasn't working and I was forced to carry almost all of the deliveries by hand around the building and then up a flight of stairs to the second floor... I am beat.
09-20-2009 02:21 AM
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