AntM's Lean Bulk and Everything Else This Summer Log

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  1. broccoli, brussels, unreal??
    I never thought i'd hear a guy mention those words in the same sentence haha
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by choccyswag View Post
    broccoli, brussels, unreal??
    I never thought i'd hear a guy mention those words in the same sentence haha
    what kind of weirdo's do you know? Those are veggie roids
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  3. oh ant has a log? well now im subscribed 4 lyfe... actually 5 lyfe cuz dats moar den 4 lyfe
    Be Great.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    My throat has been crap for over a week now. Can't figure out if it's a cold or allergies.
    Now that you mention it, it may be allergies. I never had them before, but post transplant, I am affected by them.

    Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    Totally agree with you on the "every set gets your all" mentality. I felt the same when I switched to PHAT and some of the exercises have only 2 sets and is only 5 days. Def makes a difference. The other thing is truly focusing on power or hyper that day. I found that trying to do too much of both took my focus away from one or the other.

    I bought 4.5lb of broccoli on saturday and ate it all between sat/sun ha. Refeeds for me become an excuse to eat an unreal amount of broccoli and brussels.
    I agree with you. When I go into the gym to lift heavy, I go in with a completely different mind set. I would say that I am more amped up because I know I have to push some weight. Compare to hypertrophy days, I am less intense, but more focused knowing I need to go with mind over matter and focus on going for reps.

    Quote Originally Posted by choccyswag View Post
    broccoli, brussels, unreal??
    I never thought i'd hear a guy mention those words in the same sentence haha
    Green veggies>>>>>>>>>>>>>other veggies.

    Quote Originally Posted by iThrow View Post
    oh ant has a log? well now im subscribed 4 lyfe... actually 5 lyfe cuz dats moar den 4 lyfe
    Oh hai!
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  5. Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    Legs Hypertrophy


    Pretty good workout today despite not feeling 100%. I cannot believe how sore my back is! When I was foam rolling today, I really wanted to cry. I haven't winced that much in a long time. I had a killer pump going to. You know your pump is epic when you're wearing black compression pants and see the vascularity through the dark color. I did modify the session though from the way boone outlined it. I did 5 sets each for calves instead of 3 each.

    As far as my day today, just filled out a bunch of out of state teaching apps and a new one in my state. Also went to my grandmothers to put her AC in for here. Better to do it now before it gets too hot. Also, I forgot how parking is at the gym at 9 in the morning. Too many damn soccer moms doing their classes!


    Training

    Front Squat 60 - 90 second rest

    115x8,8,8,8,8,9*

    This week calls for 6x8 with the last set being AMRAP. Haven't done front squats in forever, I was happy with these. I also forgot how taxing front squats are as far as breathing goes. I felt like it was a cardio session with that rest period.

    Leg Press 60 - 90 sec rest

    230x10, 10, 12

    This week calls for 3 sets of 10 with the last set being AMRAP. We have 3 different leg presses. A squat press, the platform pivots and is not a sled, a new leg press which seems so damn easy, and this older one which no one uses because you cannot go as heavy. I love it because no one uses it and because I like the challenge.

    Seated Hamstring Curl 60 sec rest

    95x15, 12, 12

    Hold on the contraction and had a negative of 2-3 seconds. Yes, I counted on a clock. Provided for a killer pump.

    Leg Extensions 60 sec rest

    100x13, 10, 10

    I adjust the seat so that my lower back is on the back pad, but my body is as upright as possible. I have found by doing that and not leaning back, it makes it a lot harder to cheat.

    Standing Machine Calf Raise 45 - 60 sec rest

    150x12,11,11,10,10

    Seated Hammerstrength Calf Raise 45 - 60 sec rest

    90x13,12,11,10,10

    Nutrition

    Moderate Carb

    Cals - 2,300
    Carbs - 195g
    • Fiber - 48g

    Protein - 219g
    Fat - 81g
    • Sat. - 20g
    • Poly. - 12g
    • Mono. - 30g


    Post workout today - Sweet Potatoes, Volume Proats with almond milk, egg whites, natty, pb, and CPBC Select, raspberries, and regular fiber one cereal (it's just bran cereal with 0 sugar). I dumped the cereal and raspberries with the oatmeal after the picture. Also, I call them volume oats because right before all the milk is absorbed, I add in more water, then once all that is almost gone, I add in the egg whites. All the additional liquid gives it so much more volume than it would initially have.

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    The reason why I am showing you all some of my meals is because I am an advocate of flexible dieting/IIFYM. As you could see all of my foods in that meal, and for the entire day, were "clean foods". Yesterday, I had a serving of muddy buddies and a serving of cereal which can be seen as "dirty". It is all about moderation. I want people to see that this is how IIFYM should be practiced and viewed.

    Homemade muffins coming tomorrow long with C4 reviews!
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  6. @AntM1564; totally agree with your ideas on IIFYM.. i think that is the correct way to do it in my opinion. If its too strict it becomes a chore and no one wants to follow something too long if it isnt fun or enjoyable.

    I eat quite similar ie mostly healthy things i make myself but i WILL go out and have dinner and order desert too time to time. and I manage to stay lean however even though i am training for gains, officially.
    "If you want to be happy, be." - Leo Tolstoy

  7. Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    Legs Hypertrophy


    Off day today. Legs do not feel too sore, but feel tired if that makes sense. I went to the gym and did ab work, mobility, and cardio. I tried to do HIIT, but only got through five rounds or so and my legs said no mas. Did some light cardio instead for 20 minutes. What's odd is when I got home from the gym, I was walking to my front door and felt tightness in the back of my knee, in between my hamstring and calf. I only feel it when I am walking/lock my knee out completely, but more so when I'm walking. I don't know what happened between my drive home from the gym and getting home. Maybe I took too big of a stride when leaving the gym. Oh well, it won't affect me.

    Went to my interview with the GM of Best Buy. He told me there are still a few to do, but he liked me. He would let me know his decision some time next week. I go home, checked my email and saw an offer lol. I took it, but I'm still going to the other interview tomorrow since it would be a better fit for me. At least I have something else lined up for the summer, so I'll have two little jobs while looking for a teaching gig. Gonna go for the drug test tomorrow morning or Friday afternoon.

    Speaking of which, while I was interviewing, I got a call from a school in North Carolina that I applied to. We are going to have a phone interview on Monday the 29th.


    Nutrition

    Low Carb

    Cals - 2,050
    Carbs - 77g
    • Fiber - 39g

    Protein - 219g
    Fat - 107g
    • Sat. - 36g
    • Poly. - 6g
    • Mono. - 22g


    Carbless Select Death By Chocolate Muffins. I guess carbless could be debated since they have cocoa powder, but no flour. Moist and rose nicely.

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    Reviews later today
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  8. Ooh, those muffins..
    “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. ... lead them by your own good example.” 1 Peter‬ 5:2-3‬

  9. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    Ooh, those muffins..
    They were good. I make them weekly. he picture is terrible though. I had to use a filter because the original was too dark. If you saw better picture quality, you'd drool all over your keyboard.

    UPDATE

    So after I wrote this, I checked me email. Right after I typed my last post, I got an email from a woman who I was coordinating a summer school position with. 21 days, 5 hours a day, and $28/hr. She told me I got it. Now I feel like a jerk because I have to tell Best Buy sorry. I did the math, even giving myself more hours I would work at Best Buy and during those 21 days, I would make more from summer school than 9 weeks at Best Buy.
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  10. Recipe for the muffins?

    Eh on the best buy job... you're so much better off padding your resume then taking another random job (not to mention better money)
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    Recipe for the muffins?

    Eh on the best buy job... you're so much better off padding your resume then taking another random job (not to mention better money)
    That's what I figured. Not only is the pay better for the summer school job, but I'll be making a little more money in half the time. Also, I can add it to my resume which I think looks pretty good so far for a new teacher. student teaching, the long term substitute the day after I finished student teaching, and now summer school. And it is all in the state system which pays a lot more and has great benefits. I'm hoping to get in if and when possible.

    The recipe is really simple: Next to the ingredients are my measurements for this batch.

    Two large eggs - 111 grams
    Olive Oil - 8 grams
    Select Protein - 33 grams
    Unsweetened Cocoa - 15 grams
    Dash of cinnamon and baking powder

    I like these on low carb days because you're only getting carbs from the cocoa powder, but it has a ton of fiber. This batch needed more wet, so I had to use some water, but you can use more oil, milk, egg whites, etc.

    Mix your wet and then add your dry to your wet. I cooked them at 350 for 10 minutes. The tops were still a tad gooey which I like because once they cool, they are not overdone.
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  12. AntM Reviews Cellucor C4 Extreme

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    I am coming off a 5 week stim break. Instead of opening a new tub of a pre workout, I decided to take all of the samples I have, which is a lot, and start assessing them and write reviews on them. First up is Cellucor C4 Extreme, two flavors, sour apple and fruit punch.

    Mixability - Perfect, see the two pictures. A tiny bit of foam, but nothing extreme. No clumps and I did not use a whisk or anything else in the shaker. 10/10

    Profile - Creatine Nitrate and Beta Alanine are dosed well, at two scoops which I used. Not overly stimulated either at one or two scoops. One scoop provides 135 mg of caffeine which is nice for someone looking for an average stim option. Someone like me with a naturally high tolerance needs two scoops, but the affects of two scoops are there. 10/10

    Energy - Pretty good. At two scoops, I did not feel over stimulated and did feel like I had some extra energy. I cannot assess this on if I was not coming off a stim break. I can only assume it would not have affected me too much if I have been using stims. However, using it when I did, I had a nice flow of energy that carried me through my training sessions with no crash afterwards. It was clean with no jitters too. 8/10

    Focus - Focus was pretty good. Nothing laser like, but I was focused throughout my entire workout. Once again, as I used it was good, but I don't know how this aspect would have been if I have been using stims. 9/10

    Taste - Both flavors were pretty good. First, lets talk about the sour apple. This flavor I used 8 ounces of water. It did remind me of a sour apple candy. However, it was not overly sour or sweet, which I enjoyed. It reminded me of a green Jolly Rancher, not sour and a little sweet. I really enjoyed that flavor and would highly recommend it. The fruit punch on the other hand was your typical fruit punch. It did not stand out to me. Was is bad, no, but fruit punch is fruit punch. It is an overused flavor, probably due to it being very popular and perhaps it is easy to flavor. If you really enjoy fruit punch, you'll like this, but if you're looking for a fruit punch flavor that stands out from others, go with another flavor.

    Sour Apple - 10/10
    Fruit Punch - 7/10

    Overall - If you are looking for a pre workout that isn't stim heavy, I would efinitely check Cellucor C4 out. It is worth the purchase and trying. I have only had these two flavors and would go with the apple over the fruit punch. If you are looking for a little extra kick in the gym with some extra focus, go with this. It is a solid formula that provides solid effects. Cellucor makes awesome products so you know you're getting something solid and not trash.

    Sour Apple - 9/10
    Fruit Punch - 8/10
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  13. I've tried just about every pre on the market and for whatever reason c4 has always been a favorite. Something about the blend just works well with me
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    I've tried just about every pre on the market and for whatever reason c4 has always been a favorite. Something about the blend just works well with me
    I don't know how well it would work for me if I had been on stims for a while, but it is a solid product. I know it would work for most if it worked for me. I've very tolerant to stims for some reason.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    I don't know how well it would work for me if I had been on stims for a while, but it is a solid product. I know it would work for most if it worked for me. I've very tolerant to stims for some reason.
    I am too which was why I always wondered why this seemed to circumvent that ha
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  16. Congrats on the job man
    “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. ... lead them by your own good example.” 1 Peter‬ 5:2-3‬

  17. June 18, 2015
    Pull Power


    So it is now official. I will have the summer school position. I have to go to training on the 29th. It is 45-55 minutes away, but it is only from 8:30-12:30 and then I have to fill out the payroll information. Not too bad. Then the summer schooling begins on July 6 and goes to July 31, so 4 full weeks. It runs from 7:30 to 12:30 every day minus the weekends. It will be at my high school/where I student taught/where I subbed/ It is only a 12 minutes drive. I can't complain. I applied to one other school in my state today since that school and another opened up yesterday. Before I fill out the other application, I have to update my resume with the summer school position. I will not be teaching social studies. Instead, it is an online health class. I have to make sure students understand the material, answer questions, report their progress, and record their grades. Not bad for $28/hr.

    I called one of the nurses to the transplant team this morning to see what allergy medications I can take. I had to cave in, these allergies are killing me! I can take all of them which was surprising, usually I have to avoid something.

    Had a heavy push day today, it went pretty well.

    Once again, sleep was top notch. I am loving the dose of Alphadex pre bed. Libido seems to be up a little more than normal too.


    Training

    Flat Bench 3-5 min rest

    150x5,5,5,5,9*

    This week calls for 5x5 with the last set being AMRAP. I originally wrote I was going to do my sets at 145 pounds, but I wanted to do more than my weight. Bench, even pre transplant, was never a strong suit for me. I suck at benching for some reason. And I do not bounce the weight off my chest, I don't want the wires holding me together to loosen My rest periods were in between 3-4 minutes. I will give myself 5 if needed though. It is power day after all!

    Military Press 2-3 min rest

    95x5,5,8*

    This week calls for 3 sets of 5 with the last set being AMRAP. All the way down to the collarbone and up. No leg dive.

    Incline Bench 90 sec rest

    125x6,6,6

    Seated Smith Shoulder Press 90 sec rest

    70x6,6,6

    I wanted to go behind the neck, but something felt off. I never had an issue before, but I have never gone 6-8 reps after other pressing. Weight just includes the plates total, 35 on each side, no bar.

    Weighted Dips 60 - 90 sec rest

    25x7,7,7

    Incline Skull Crusher 60 - 90 sec rest

    70x7,6,6

    I lift my head off the bench so I can bring the bar behind my head/neck and come straight up. It allows for a greater range or motion.

    Nutrition

    High Carb

    Cals - 2,550
    Carbs - 307g
    • Fiber - 48g

    Protein - 218g
    Fat - 51g
    • Sat. - 12g
    • Poly. - 5g
    • Mono. - 10g
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  18. For those amrap sets, you should be a lot closer to the prescribed reps than you are... if you're getting 9 (4 extra) then you need to up the weight on your working sets. You should only get an extra rep or maybe two on those amrap's. The idea is to leave 1 rep in the tank on all work sets and on the amrap's just give it all (so +1-2max)
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    For those amrap sets, you should be a lot closer to the prescribed reps than you are... if you're getting 9 (4 extra) then you need to up the weight on your working sets. You should only get an extra rep or maybe two on those amrap's. The idea is to leave 1 rep in the tank on all work sets and on the amrap's just give it all (so +1-2max)
    Excluding OHP, my AMRAPs are typically 8-10 (+4-5). Seems to have worked out great for my progress.
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  20. So you're leaving 3-4 reps in the tank in each lift? That seems like it wouldn't be enough of a stimulus to progress.

    Not disagreeing that it works for you, just wouldn't have thought that as effective
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    So you're leaving 3-4 reps in the tank in each lift? That seems like it wouldn't be enough of a stimulus to progress.

    Not disagreeing that it works for you, just wouldn't have thought that as effective
    Not exactly. My top set is always an AMRAP or a new max. If it were a singles AMRAP (which I don't really do) it would probably be a +2-3.

    This is why I'm following.

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    “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. ... lead them by your own good example.” 1 Peter‬ 5:2-3‬

  22. Quote Originally Posted by RegisterJr View Post
    Not exactly. My top set is always an AMRAP or a new max. If it were a singles AMRAP (which I don't really do) it would probably be a +2-3.

    This is why I'm following.

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    Ah I see. That makes a big difference when you're adding weight each set. I'm just lazy and like doing my sets at the same weight ha
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    Ah I see. That makes a big difference when you're adding weight each set. I'm just lazy and like doing my sets at the same weight ha
    If I was doing the top weight set for multiple 5's or 3's, then a final AMRAP wouldn't be but + one or two. Until progress stalls, I'm all in on this one.
    “Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. ... lead them by your own good example.” 1 Peter‬ 5:2-3‬

  24. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    For those amrap sets, you should be a lot closer to the prescribed reps than you are... if you're getting 9 (4 extra) then you need to up the weight on your working sets. You should only get an extra rep or maybe two on those amrap's. The idea is to leave 1 rep in the tank on all work sets and on the amrap's just give it all (so +1-2max)
    I may have underestimated what I could use weight wise. This first week was more or less a trial and error.
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  25. I got an email today from the teacher that was on maternity leave thanking me and also giving me some inside information. Another tech high school in the state is hiring a social studies teacher! I need to apply to it ASAP. I went to a tech high school, student taught in the same one, substitute taught in it as well, and am now doing the summer school job in the same one. That may look really good. Fingers crossed. I also got this bad boy in the mail today! Be on the lookout for reviews

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