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    Steves: EC stack and workout log


    Background: Name's Steve, and I've been lifting since I was 15. I used to weigh at my heaviest 298lbs. Since then I've been a member at multiple gyms and experimented with many different workout routines, resulting in a drop of weight down to 153lbs. However, a good amount of weight drop was purely due to starving myself, most notable from the 210lb - 153lb range of weight loss. From there I started eating more and lifting to put on strength and size. My healthiest feeling weight was 173lbs and that maintained for about a year-a year and a half. Recently I started working in the realm of 56 hours a week at 2 jobs (Subaru parts delivery and zamboni driving at an ice rink) at the start of the year, all while attending school full time in addition, which in turn put me into a 4/5 month hiatus from the gym with very poor eating habits, which resulted in 27 solid pounds of fat and dramatic loss in strength....however, with all that said, the way in which I lost the weight originally (starvation) has caused me too look as if I had never touched a weight in my life. Even at 153lbd I had a lot of stomach fat, love handles, and my chest has a lot of additional deposited of fat as well, I also I have the bat wing effect in my triceps. My shoulders, collar area, legs and forearms, in addition to my back to some degree, look relatively fit. This is the first time in my life since loosing the weight that I've put on so much fat and have gotten weaker in such a short time. It has caused feelings of depression and low self worth. I lack motivation in life, and my confidence has hit rock bottom... Hence me getting more serious then I ever had in life, to get into Greek god, chiseled out of stone shape.

    Prior physical capabilities before hiatus:
    Pull ups in a row, including full lock out: 10 consistent with 12 being rare, and 14 on my best day
    Push-ups in a row, with strict military style: 78
    Sit ups, marine style with a 2 minute time limit: 128
    1 1/2 mile run: 10 minutes and 30 seconds

    Current standings: I weight 200lbs even and my strength has dramatically decreased... Ill try the above tomorrow and see where I'm at comparably

    Supplements: EC stack
    Dosing: 25 mg ephedrine (bronkaid) and 200 mg caffeine (cvs brand)

    Goals in life: My life long ambition is to be enlisted in the military as infantry with hopes of achieving a ranger tab, but due to prior medical documentation that the meps doctors have received (which were crap and shouldn't have been an issue, being as its a misdiagnosis) that dream may no longer be possible. Other dreams of mine included being an FBI special agent and making it on their hrt team, but without my prior service that I would have received that dream may also be out, along with being on the CIA paramilitary operations officer teams...so again you can see where the depression and lack of motivation started. I had also recently put in a pre-app to the police department to see if I can still manage to achieve my goals of making onto the above FBI/CIA teams with prior swat training, but due to being a effing moron when I was younger, that might also be a dead end for me. My last resort is to go overseas and enlist through the FFL (French foreign legion) and get my prior service that way. I'm also currently getting my degree in law, and have law school as a back up plan to one day be a lawyer.

    ... Reason I shared my goals is so you can get an understanding for the workouts I choose to do, and the physical capabilities I'm striving to achieve and it also gives a little peak at who I am as a person....things such as a high bench press or how big my biceps get hold 0 value to me, and I could care less if I'm not considered "big", if I can do 25-30 pull ups, 100-150 push ups straight, 175 sit ups in 2 minutes, and a 1.5 mile run in 8 and a half minutes, I'll feel more accomplished then a 300lb bench... I understand some of you don't agree, but that's why they make different color tic tacs.

    Log: ill be starting the log tomorrow after I go to the gym, since I haven't been recording anything until now. The majority of my workouts have been based on the 300 workout, with alterations and additions, but also less intense, in order to work out the kinks and prep my body for more serious workouts. I'm doing this to avoid injury and activate some muscle memory. I'll be doing this for 1 more week.

    Personal effects I feel on EC:
    -Mentality alert in a physical aspect (when doing thing with my hands, typing, lifting, reading, ect ect I feel enhanced)
    -clouded thought process and lack of holding my bearings
    -zero hunger (with feelings of being "sick" like I've eaten too much, only after a couple bites)
    -the sh***s
    -Dramatic increases of energy that comes in "phases"
    -I notice my mind is tired but my body is still awake (if that makes any sense?)
    -increased body temp (I'm currently sitting in an ice rink, wearing only a t shirt and I still feel heated)
    -increased heart rate

    Conclusion of introduction: this about sums everything up, and I'll update as I go along, thanks for reading and following along!

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    Update:

    4th day on EC and I've gone from 200lbs even, down to 196.5lbs, however I'm failing to eat nearly what I should be.

    Workout: keeping with the take it easy approach until next week, so I can lay a little foundation "have to walk before i can run"

    Rep - workout - weight lbs
    25 pull down bar 2 45's
    50 db bench 30
    25 leg raise 90
    25 leg curl 105
    25 standing shoulder 30
    50 bb shrug 135
    25 each side side dip/raise 45
    25 db hammer curls 25
    50 tricep flat bar cable pull down 32.5
    20,10,10 3 way forearm curls
    25 cable back pull down 135
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    Update:

    Hunger is starting to return a little, still curbed appetite, but I can manage more then a couple bites each meal by day 5 on the stack.

    Workout:
    Rep - workout - weight
    25 cable row 85
    30 db press 30
    8 cable crosses (upper pec) 30
    8 cable flys 100
    25 leg raise 105
    25 leg curls 120
    50 db shrug 60
    25 side & front raises 10
    25 hammer curls 25
    50 tricep rope pull downs 32.5
    50 each way (front and reverse) bb wrist curls - just the bar

    Working this week is killing me (a bunch of extra hours) and my lack of getting enough sleep combined with my calorie deficit, is really effecting me, mentally and physically
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    Make sure you eat those calories though body needs the fuel to burn the fat also creatine will help maintain some muscle while on EC, definitely force those cals though.
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    Yeah definitely forcing them in there, even tho it's killed my sugar, fatty, and unhealthy cravings (which is awesome) I've been having some cheat meals here and there just for the fact it's a ton of calories in a little source
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    Update:

    Was feeling very sore today, so I took things a little slow and easy on things I felt needed to be, but still advancing in other areas that I felt confident in.

    25 cable pull downs back 135
    50 nautilus press machine 2 25's
    50 each side side dip/raise 45
    25 leg raises 90
    25 leg curls 105
    21's with the ez curl bar at 40
    50 hammer curls 15
    50 tricep rope pull downs 32.5
    25 up right row ez curl bar at 40
    25Pull down back 2 45's
    20,15,10 3 way db forearm curls 25
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    Update:

    Between both my jobs and scoring extra hours, and my brother being home, sleep has been on more of a dedicate than my calorie intake has been to say the least...not drinking just out way late

    Rep- Workout - weight
    25 pull down back 110
    50 db bench 35
    50 cable leg press 135
    100 cable calf raises on press machine 135
    50 each side side dip/raise 45
    25 standing db shoulder press 30
    50 db shrug 65
    25 hammer curls 30
    50 tri rope cable pull downs 37.5
    25 cable pull downs back 135
    20,15,10 3 way db wrist curls 30
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    Update:

    Hit it pretty hard today, went into it in bad shape tho, hardly ate today (was on the road for 7 hours) and went to the gym right after.

    Workout: (out of order)
    50 db bench 40
    50 cable leg press 155
    100 cable calf raises on press machine 155
    50 each side side dip/raise 45
    50 db shrug 70
    25 hammer curls 35
    50 tri rope cable pull downs 42.5
    25 cable pull downs back 150
    15 hang clean and press 75
    20,15,10 3 way db wrist curls 30
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    Update:

    Weight is a solid 196 now and not a fluctuating 196. Clothes are looser and my strength is increasing. Also my chest is starting to tighten up, all positives so far.

    Workout: (no particular order)

    50 db bench 40
    50 each side side dip/raise 45
    25 standing db shoulder press 30
    50 db shrug 75
    25 hammer curls 35
    50 tri rope cable pull downs 42.5
    25 cable pull downs back 150
    50 plate leg press 90
    100 calf raises plate leg press 90
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    Have you considered a different type of workout split instead of doing full body workouts?
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    Yes, that is what I'm planing to start either sunday or Monday, I used the first week or so to "prep" and this week to kick it a nickel. Also, I plan on mixing in actual cardio.

    Have any cool suggestions?
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    Something like FST-7 is pretty good and basic
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    And what would fst-7 be?


    Update:

    Still making gains in strength

    Workout: (again, out of order)

    50 db bench 45
    25 standing db shoulder press 35
    50 db shrug 80
    25 hammer curls 40
    50 tri rope cable pull downs 47.5
    25 cable pull downs back 165
    50 plate leg press 110
    100 calf raises plate leg press 110
    50 each side ab twist machine 90
    20,15,10 3 way forearm curls 35
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    Quote Originally Posted by madripper32 View Post
    Something like FST-7 is pretty good and basic
    Just googled it, it's pretty much a basic 4/5 day split...not so much of a fan with it being geared toward size and growth versus being geared toward function, endurance and strength
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    I used to always just wing it haha. Maybe just an upper lower split with lots of compound lifts like squats, cleans, deads, and bench.
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    I was thinking of something similar to what you just mentioned, like separating it between pushing days and pulling days... I'm not as enthused about altering it, because my physique has altered dramatically in the few weeks I've been lifting like this, and my strength and endurance has risen greatly
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    I would keep it that way then. Now are you doing a giant set with 50 reps or are u breaking it up
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    I try and get to the number in as little sets as possible, if I fail, I rest for however long I need to in order to continue, and if I fail before I get to the end again, I rest, then continue again, until completing all the reps. Some workouts take 2 sets, some three, towards the end sometimes even 4/5 when I'm fatigued enough
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    Update:

    Between staying up later pulling a gaming marathon with my buddy (just got a ps3 and the game the last of us), waking up early too fill out my application for the police department before work, and driving for hours... I was pretty tanked before the gym today, if it wasn't for ec energy boosts throughout the day I would have probably bagged it.

    Workout: (suffered big time, didn't do nearly as much as I would have liked to have done)


    50 db bench 45
    25 standing db shoulder press 35
    25 hammer curls 40
    25 cable pull downs back 165
    50 plate leg press 130
    100 calf raises plate leg press 130
    50 each side ab dip 45
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    Update:

    Went and switched the workout to a normal 3 day split: chest tri, back bi, legs shoulders... Didn't like however that my chest and tris were both toasted after one workout

    Workout:
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    50 db bench press 50lbs
    50 tri rope push down 50lbs
    25 seated cable flys 100lbs
    25 db overhead tri extensions 50lbs
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    Update:

    Feeling exceptionally good the last few days, and starting too look more fit

    Workout: back bi
    Reps - workout - weight
    9 pull ups
    50 cable back pull downs 180lbs
    25 cable rows 100lbs
    25 db hammer curls 40lbs
    21's with the 30lb e-z curl bar
    Reverse 21's 30lb e-z curl bar
    50 each side ab twist machine 90lbs

    Gonna start adding in a secondary core workout next day I'm at the gym

    This whole workout is based on the "it'll get lighter" mentality, in the sense that say when I do db bench again, if it took me 4 sets to get to 50 reps with 50lbs... Sooner or later it'll take less and less sets to do 50 straight reps, in-turn building endurance and strength
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    Update:

    I did more shoulders cause I've always heard high volume is necessary in shoulder development.

    Workout:
    Reps - workout - weight
    50 plated leg press machine 140lbs
    100 calf raises
    25 db standing shoulder press 40lbs
    50 bb shrugs 135
    25 up right rows with 60lb ez curl bar
    25 each front and side db raises 10lbs
    10, 10 - 3 way wrist curls 35lbs

    No core, felt toasted after all that

    On the leg press and calf raises, I never rack the weight to continue, if I need to stop, I just suspend the weight leaving constant Tension and pressure until I reach my rep target
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    Update:

    Had a lot on my mind at the gym today, kinda effed up my focus and drive

    Workout:
    Reps - workout - weight
    50 db bench 50lbs
    25 incline db bench 25lbs
    25 seated cable flys 115
    50 tri rope push downs 52.5
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    Update:

    Had a lot on my mind at the gym today, kinda effed up my focus and drive

    Workout:
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    50 db bench 50lbs
    25 incline db bench 25lbs
    25 seated cable flys 115 lbs
    50 tri rope push downs 52.5 lbs
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    Update :

    Was looking over my numbers so I figured I'd give a progress report to compare where I started till now

    Rep / current rep - workout - old weight / current weight
    50 db bench 30 / 50 lbs
    25 db standing shoulder 30 / 40 lbs
    25 / 50 each side ab dip 45lb plate
    25 db hammer curls 25 / 40 lbs
    25 cable back pull down 135 / 180 lbs
    50 db shrug 60 / 80 lbs
    50 tri rope pull down 32.5 / 52.5 lbs
    3 way forearm curls 25 / 35 lbs
    50 leg press rack 90 / 140 lbs
    100 calf raises 90lbs / 140 lbs

    Not too bad of a jump in such a short time
  

  
 

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