Gonzo Is Going The Distance. From Flab to Fit By Summer.
- 01-24-2010, 11:40 PM
Gonzo Is Going The Distance. From Flab to Fit By Summer.
FROM FLAB TO FIT BY SUMMERI'm a 21 y/o male in college. I've been lifting for about 3 years, the past 2 serious, and just this past year hardcore.
My childhood I was a rather fat kid, started to lean out a little through high school as I started to grow in height. I'm a completive athlete. Also I recently have gotten out of what was a serious relationship for a good 2 years, so you can say thats some good driving motivation to finally to put my goal of craving out my abs into hyper drive and really do this. So here we go!
GOALS:Ultimately, 6 pack. Time to uncover those abs! I dont think this is too far of a long shot. I'm around 14-15% bf, and looking to get down near 8, but at least 10% will be a success. I want to keep as much strength and LBM as possible. Actual weight isnt too much an issue, just BF% is my main goal.
STATS:Starting Height: 5' 8"
Starting Weight: 196
Starting BF%: ~15%
L Arm: 16"
DIET:I'm not following really any diet program, mainly because once i'm limited to something, my mind is obsessed with what I cant have. So mainly my goals through out this is clearly fat loss, while maintaining LBM. So while it depends what supps I run, mainly it will be a low fat, mod carb/carb cycle, high protien. Type deal. Ill generally pick a day or 2 out of the week where I will drop carbs pretty low, otherwise, They will be under 1g/ibs of BW.
TRAINING:My training it mainly going to look like this
Day1: Chest, tris, traps
Day2: Legs, calves, abs
Day3: Back, Bi's, Traps
Day4: Shoulders, Calves, abs
Ill be adding some crossfit into that, and cardio is going to be on a daily basis. A mixture of team conditioning as well as personal cardio will be done. Endurance cardio, HIIT, the works, depends on how I feel, and what my schedule looks like.
SUPPS:This will change throughout the log but mainly I will be running
- Protein(protien factory Recovery for post workout, Alpha fat loss(protien only) for mid meal shakes, and PF breakfast blend for mornings)
- Triple Omega (3-6-9)
- 01-24-2010, 11:56 PM
Lets get it done Gonzo
Nice I might do a 8 week microdrol with TO pulse in February on a clean bulk. I'll be watching and motivating you on your ride my friend.
1-4 Alpha One
6-9 Cel Form
I'm excited for the both of us
DAY 1 (jan 25th 2010)
Yesterday (monday) was one hell of a day. Busy, long and very tiring. It was first day of practice. We had fitness testing at 7am, then conditioning at 5. Also, this morning we had weigh ins for fitness testing. So I decided to do a water cut sort to speak that was pretty mild because unlike most competitions I didnt have an extended period of time to rehydrate, but it did get the job done. I weighed in this morning at 187, almost 10ibs lighter from when i weighed in that morning. Not healthly or ideal, i understand but you gotta do what you gotta do to put up some serious numbers.
So cals were way way low, not much solid food or water. Training was pretty much an off day besides extra cardio to sweat out some more water.
7:00am fitness testing:
60yrd dash: 7.5
1 Mile run: 6:35
Conditioning circuit: (all stations were for :30sec, no rest in between)
a. 5 baseline to baseline sprints
b. Moutain climbers
c. bear crawls
d. single foot hurdle hops.
a-d=1 curcuit x 5
6:00pm heavily clothed sweat cardio
35mins on stat. bike at mod. intensity, with several layers on, got a good sweat going.
I have pictures, just got to get around to posting them, also Besides the staples mentions in the first post i'm not running anything, I'm pretty sure I will be running TO next week, not set in stone, but i'm going to see how my schedule works out.
Early AM fitness testing again. Tested in the leg press and bench press. Leg pressed 445x102 and benched 190x15. Not terrible, my bench as always lagged behind because its not very beneficial for my sport.
I had a big breakfast and a ton of pedilyte and water to try and rehydrate and fuel my muscles for later workouts.
Ran another mile in 6:19, ran through full practice then more conditioning.
After practice was pretty dead, had work to do so I didn't workout on top of that.
Sleep: didnt want to wake up to my alarm this morning, ~5.5 hours.
Energy: feet were dragging a bit most of the day.
Stress: off the wall, need to calm down.
Carbs:193 (needed this high carb day)
Leg press 445x102
mile run in 6:19
Conditioning(a thru e x 1)
a. 17 sideline to sideline sprints in 1:06
b. 1:06 of moutain climbers
c. 1:06 bear crawls
d. 1:06 mat jumps
e. 1:06 jump ropes
took rest of the night off
7:00am : 191(-4)
Again woke early, this time slept past my alarm, woke up at 6:30 and had to hustle to get to conditioning on time. Conditiong in the morning, class, then practice, more conditiong, needed to take a nap mid day or else I would of never gotten through my workout.
After my workout felt good, decided to ease back into it a bit.
Sleep:~5 hours, slept through alarm.
Energy: Dead tired,
Immune: seems to be good
Stress: Had a bad anxious, and nervous fit mid afternoon, that night had a better-than-normal sense of well being
Another day of high carbs, feeling so dead and stressed hoped it would help me get back on track. Need to eat better.
curcuit( a-g x2 with 30 sec on 30 sec off)
a.Half court ball runs (partner throws tennis ball need to catch it before bounces twice, half court boundaries)
b. 3pointer speed shooting
c. in-out step ladder drill
d. 3kg medi ball thruster throws
e. Mat flip
f. Mat push
g. parachute sprints(alt with resistance band sprints)
Incline bench (135x10) (135x10) (135x10) (135x10) (135x8--drop--115x5) (135x8--drop--115x6--drop--95x4)
Cable fly (30x20) (30x20) (30x20)
Bench (135x10) (135x10) (135x10) (135x10) (135x10)
*Incline DB bench (55x10) (55x10) (55x10)
*Incline DB fly (15x5) (15x5) (15x5) -->(deep stretch)
**EZ Bar pullovers (55x10) (55x10) (55x10)
**EZ bar Close grip bench (55x10) (55x10) (55x10)
***Over head DB tri ext (75x10) (75x10) (75x10)
***French Press 20x10 20x10 20x10
Cable pulldowns 80x25 80x25 80x25
Cable standing skullcrushers 80x10 80x10 80x10
*= super setted with matching number of *
NOTES: had a sample of Ultra RagNOrok by MST. The fruit punch flavor wasn't too terrble, i'm not personally a big fan of fruit punch, but I did feel good through out my work, had a decent pump. Considering making a purchase and making it my pre W/o for now.
ALSO i first started using Xtend grape intra workout which I enjoyed, so I'm hoping this helps with recovery being that I am putting a ton of stress on my body currently.
15min mod intensive Steady State running.
I'm at a road block. I'm trying to figure out my supp run.
TO is an option but I'm considering saving that closer to my deadline, as a way to either get to my goal if i'm behind, or blast past it.
Right now I'm thinking bout running a GHenerate, I-gh-1, NO infuse, for a recovery/better sleep stack which I can def use right now, or PP's Fat loss stack with Derma therm, CLA, and greentea. I'm not sure if their CLA, or greentea is better than something i can pick up at walgreens or CVS, but i've heard some good things about Derma therm.
THoughts and ideas are alwasy welcomed on either 1 of these 2 stacks, or another stack.
This past few days have nearly killed me in stress. Thats alright though, I've made it through it, and looking to start this week strong, going to start AP, Recreat Pslin stack tomorrow, lets do this.
GOING THE DISTANCE:
USP at The Forefront
This is that start of my AP/Recreate/Pslin stack.
All basic info, stats, ect can be found in the first post of this thread, pictures found in the second post can be used at a starting point reference as they still portray my progress.
DIET:Looking to keep this low fat, high protien, and mod carbs, saving carbs for post AP meals, and post pslin/pre w/o meals.
TRAINING:Spilt looks similar to
Cardio should be about everyday, extra ab days will be thrown in periodically.
Training will be based mainly around practice that takes place everyday at various times.
DOSING:2x recreate upon waking, 1x later in afternoon on empty stomach
1x ap 15mins before breakfast lunch and dinner
1x Pslin ~60mins pre w/o
Lets Do this!!
today Feb1 was the first day of my USP stack, will update tomorrow morning, also pics will be posted at that time in the 2nd post.
Day 8(day1 USP) Feb. 1st 2019
QUOTE OF DAY:
“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” C. Malesherbes
Today was day 1 of starting AP/Recreate/Pslin stack. Woke up for early condition ~6:00am, took 2 recreate on an empty stomach, followed it a half hour later with a breakfast protein shake as I did some misc. core work and 20 mins of mod. intensity stat. bike. Energy was lagging, core was very very sore from recent increase in ab work.
Energy: Didn't want to wake up(who does?) Tried through most of the morning, got my second(for I guess first) wind before practice, mid day fatigued hit me around ~5:30pm
Immune: Status quo
Stress: compared to the past few days, today was a walk in the park.
Notes: Core VERY sore. Not used to ab work.
NOTES: 70 carbs were consumed pre w/o after dosing Pslin.
need to get a better balance of consuming better carbs with meals that AP is taken with.
Need to also increase protein.(this is hard when food is coming from a cafe that has limited selection.
Flat Bench 135x10 185x8 185x8 185x8 205x4 205x4 135x10 135x10
Incline Bench(half rep) 115x10 115x10 115x10
Incline Band Bench 65+band x 10 65+band x 10 65+band x 10
Flat DB fly 50x8 50x8 50x8 50x8 50x8
*DB chest pull over 60x10 60x10 60x10
*Plate press 45x30 45x30 45x30
Overhead DB tri ext 60x10 60x10 60x10 60x10 60x10
Overhead rope tri ect 100x6 100x6 100x6
**Rope pulldown 60x10 60x10 60x10
**Straight bar push downs 30x20 30x20 30x20
Early AM: stat. bike 20mins mod intensity
Conditioning(30 secs on 30 seconds off at each station a-h x1):
a. box jumps
c. resistance band sprints
d. Mat jumps
e.Medi ball squat throws
g. hurdle jumps
h. Mat pushes
Late PM: 10mins high intensity elliptical
*=superset between matching number of astrixs
Half rep= 1 half ROM rep, plus 1 full ROM rep counted as 1 rep. (i.e down, touch chest, half way up, back down touch chest, all the way up=1 rep)
Slow start to chest workout, started to pick up later on
Also consumed 3 scoops xtend intra w/o.
GIRL OF DAY:
Laura Flex 2009 bikini contestant
DAY 9&10 Feb 2nd and 3rd 2010
My life has been crazy busy the past few days, and now on top of it i'm coming down with a cold it seems like, NOT how I wanted to start my new USP stack.
I have workouts/numbers for the past 2 days ill post them later, today i'm taking OFF in order to get some rest and combat this cold.
Day 11 Feb 4th 2010
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed, it is difficulties that make the triumph. It is no feat to travel the smooth road.” Unknown
I feel terrible. Running/stuffy nose thats leading into a nasal drip into my throat. The LAST thing I need is for this to get into my chest. I've been resting up and making sure I get PLENTY of vit. c
Eating to please. No macros, Nothing too outrageous, just eating to keep energy up. Carbs are prob somewhere around 200-250
Feel sore, and terrible. Decided to take the day OFF. I did still attend practice and do conditioning so the wasn't a total waste.
Upon waking: 2 RC, 1AP, 500mg Vit C, 1 Omega3-6-9
Before Lunch:1ap, 500mg Vit c, 1 Omega, multi
Mid day:1 RC
Before Dinner: 1AP
Before Practice: 600mg Caffeine, 1 advil
Before Bed:3 ZMA.
WEEK 3 UPDATE Feb 8th 2010
Feeling a TON better, Got over my cold, took a solid 4 or so days off from extra lifting, still had practice and conditioning. Seem to be over my cold pretty solid still taking Vit C as needed throughout the day because I still have some nasal issues going on, and my roommate is now newly sick with different symptons than I had, so hope that I dont catch what he's got.
Stress has been off the hook these past few days along with my immure sub par, but I started this week strong, and I feel to re modivate to get back to killin it in the gym, I'd do a start of WEEK 3(WEEK 2 on USP) review
WEEK 3 REVIEWLike i said this is week 3 into my goal, only start of 2nd week of USP.
Heres some numbers
Chest: 42.5" (apparently i forgot to measure this at the start)
R Arm: 16"(+.25)
L Arm: 16(+0)
L Leg: 25"(-1)
R Leg 25"(-1)
BF%: coming soon
With some flex, I can start to see an outline of my abs, numbers dont really show it but I'm seeing some good results I feel personally.
I JUST ADDED AS OF TUESDAY FEB 9TH(TODAY) OEP by USP.
So my line up looks like this
ULTIMATE USP STACK
-Vit c (as needed)
I also just got some free Creadrive(GNC) which I might start incorperating post w/o. Free stuff, I have on hand, its close dated, so I might as well use it. It is a creatine complex with i believe 35 carbs.
Day 15(yesterday) will be coming soon.
Day 15 Feb 8th 2010
Quote Of The Day:
“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.” Vince Lombardi
Woke up 6am, felt tried and slightly dragging through my morning conditioning. I need to make it more productive time, I am up and down in the gym anyway I need to start making it a planned attacked. Got some cardio in, then went on with my day. Pretty busy day, so my workout was later on after practice, starting a new routine I thought I'd give a try and see how it works out, Ill mention more in the training section.
Energy:dragging till took a stim ****tail before practice, crashed hard towards the end of practice, and through rest of the night, till workout
Immue:Getting better, hope not to catch anything else
Stress: I feel i'm starting to lose control over my life.
Need to get carbs under control. Note that 67 carbs were taken pre w/o with Pslin. Looking for ways to increase protien, but rather hard with the recent selections at the cafe.
I'm going to attempt a new workout plan on chest and back days. The claim is doing this w/o plan for 6 w/os will add an inch to your chest. So we'll see how it goes, all workouts are supplemented with some extra moves.
Bent over BB Row 205x6
Incline Bench 175x6
Lat pulldown 175x6
Delcline DB 65sx6
Single arm cable row 70x6
Incline DB fly 45x6 45x6 45x6
Overhead DB tri ext 65x10 65x10 65x10
I did run out of time, so I planned on getting more tris in, but Ill have to supplement them in some time later on in the week.
Numbers are a bit low, no spot and first day back in a while so I was a bit reserved. Its open season from here on in.
Upon waking: 2 RC
Post AM condition before breakfast: 1 ap,500mg Vit c, 1 omega
pre lunch:1ap, 1 omega
Pre practice: 500mg caffine, advil
Post practice(empty stomach):1 RC, 500mg vit C
pre-pre w/o: Pslin w/ meal, 1ap, 1 omega
pre w/o: Sample of MST Ragnarok(fruit punch)
Post: protien shake
Girl of the Day:
Carolina Flex 2009 bikini contestant
MID DAY UPDATE:
today is the first day of using OEP, and I'm going to just note on how I feel right now. Today's mid day fatigue got the best of me, so Needed to get a good 30min nap in. But i've just realized I haven't eaten since 12:00pm, and its now close to 5pm, with out any hunger. I almost forgot to eat! Not saying thats good, but this stuff DEF is doing something. I'm hoping it continues to help shred away the fat
Subbed! loving the pictures btw! I found 3oep and 4 recreate to be magical for me. really loved that stuff. hope you do too. I don't really think you are 15%, but I'm not any type of nutritionist or anything special.
I noticed you drop quite a bit of caffeine before your practices. with oep, and if you take a pre w/o supp too... thats lot of caffeine, please be carefull... and don't take offense, when I drop 6-700mg man.... I feel like dirt. don't hate me just pointing it out!
great log, keep it up!
As far as the comments on caffeine go no offensive taken! I fully understand the amount of stim I take is Ridiculous and probably unhealthy, but the demands from practice and my life right now give me no choice. My tolerance for stim in terrible, at my worst i could take 800mg of caffeine and fall asleep. Took a break for a solid month but its just repeating, i'm hoping when things calm down a bit to check out some Reset-AD (PAL)
I'm still alive for those following, hit hard the past few days with papers and school work. Will sum up the past few days tomorrow, then start back up again with full daily updates.
After another rough ending to a week, with work and stress I started today and this week off with an organized new approch in the gym
Just got back from a good high intensity 45min "No barbell" bodyweight workout and felt great, really jump started my day.
TIME TO GET BACK IN THE GAME BABY!
I been fallin through with stress and things going on in my life, but i'm ready to get back on track and take things on by the horns
Weighed in this morning 189.5 so not far off track, i can thank USP for that! this stack is amazing so far
looking forward to finishing it.
For those following that lives are hetic, just stick through it, and remember this, Fitness is the best outlet for every emotion your going through.
You always hear about it, but these past few weeks its hit home and I belive it
keep it on track mayne. you got this. theres tons of people cutting rigt now it seems. check out my log too brah. looking swoled up. stress sucks man, esp when cutting. makes it hard to eat right or even eat lol. good luck. eyes on the prize(abs) baby!
the gym is great for relieving any kind of stress or emotion your facing. its amazing how everything seems to melt away when your workin out
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