Basso's "A"mazing Transformation Log

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by mixedup
    Basso great log i am following along best of luck in the transformation contest i read about it unfortunately I am on too many anabolics for it to be fair in my mind to enter.
    Thanks!

    That was not a criteria for entering! In this forum how can you possibly control a factor like that without testing etc. Anyway if I do anything it will be a light mtrn/zol cycle for a couple weeks toward the end, but I would like to see how far I can get 100% natty first. If you were trying to bulk/add muscle it would be a big advandage but cutting not such an advantage I don't think.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Basso
    Thanks!

    That was not a criteria for entering! In this forum how can you possibly control a factor like that without testing etc. Anyway if I do anything it will be a light mtrn/zol cycle for a couple weeks toward the end, but I would like to see how far I can get 100% natty first. If you were trying to bulk/add muscle it would be a big advandage but cutting not such an advantage I don't think.
    I know it wasn't a criteria but in one post i believe jayhawk did say he hoped anything people would be on would be "legal" all my compounds are not Over the Counter. i have Injectables etc mixed in . So I do think at least in my mind that could give me an unfair advantage. I am happy just to log my progress and post pics
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  3. 10 July:

    Friggin work blocked A.M. now what am I suppose to do at work, ah well. Slow day and little energy my carbs will hit the low 100's and I think I'll keep it there for low carb days, 3/4C Oatmeal and a 6oz Yogurt, the rest is Green veggies and incidentals. I could probably cut the yogurt but for now it's a nice treat, we'll see how it goes. I'm still missing those 3lbs so I guess they are history! Hope it didn't come off my legs!
    20 minutes on the stationary bike today, I'm starting to get into a little shape so it took me 8 minutes to get my HR up to 120bpm. That sucks because I'm going to need to start increasing my time and I hate cardio!
    Shoulders:
    Standing Press- 135x10, 165x10x3, 135x15
    Lateral raises- 40sx10x3
    Front raises, rope on cable 10x3
    Shrugs, 225x6, 315x10x2(3sec hold) 405x8x2(3sec hold)

    That was it, I felt really flat and bloated today, the humidity is at 100% and it's effecting me, I'm also getting acne on my chest (sheesh I'm not even on anything). Better clear up I want to look pretty for my winning photo So the plan is low carbs tomorrow and arms, then Wed med carbs and LEGS! yeh I love leg day! Hopefully I can put some weight on the bar this week!

    Thanks for watching
    Basso Out

  4. Good update Basso, don't worry about the weight that much. It comes and goes, as my 2 pounds I gained was lost the next day and 2 days later I'm up 2.5 pounds. Just keep concentrating on that diet, carb cycling can be very effective.

  5. July 11

    Thanks Viperspit, I know, and I need to stay off the scale! 2lbs magically came back today so it was just water indeed.

    I'm approaching the point of my cut were I'm starting to look worse and better. For you FFBs out there I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. The arms and shoulders start to look better, then the legs, while the gut just sits there, so while the extremeties are shedding fat you end up looking worse. I hate this part, but I know I'm moving forward, my shoulders have veins popping out and my arms are getting very vascular. I may have scared a couple kids in the gym today. Anyway on with the diet.
    Yesterday I went 50/25/25 for 2500 cals, I got some serious cravings so I cooked up some Cookies (Anabolic Innovation syle) and they absolutely stuffed me. I added some oatmeal and whey so I took in more carbs then planned but I really felt like I needed it. I'm trying to be flexible with reality without getting stupid, if I need a nutrient I'd rather take it in then suffer (at least at this point) my cals were still low anyway and I didn't eat my CC/Protien meal. Today I hit 45/20/35 at 2900 cals, a little more of the split I'm looking for and I think I'm going to stay pretty close to the same tomorrow. No cardio today just a quick arm workout

    Tris
    Close Grip Bench: 135x10, 225x10, 275x10x3, 135 with light bandsx15x2
    Skull Crushers: 115x12x3
    Pushdowns: 10x4

    Bis
    Curl bar 95x10, 105x10x3
    DB 60x10x3
    hammer 105x10, 70x10x3

    No stomach, legs are tomorrow and I don't want a sore gut on leg day. I dropped the REM a couple days ago and have been sleeping better, I also looked back and saw that I failed to mention I'm taking creatine (mono) also, I think I'm going to drop that also, at least for a couple weeks, kind of clear myself out, I'll probably drop 5lbs within the first week of no creatine (that's normal) I hold a lot of water weight on creatine. 1 Aug I'll probably start MP/BC or mTrn/Zol, I'm still undecided. I'll just take it one day at a time and see how I feel and how I'm progressing.

    Well that's it for today, nice easy relaxing day tomorrow it's time for some PAIN! did I mention that I love leg day! (if I say it enough it will be true)

    Basso Out
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  6. Looks like it is going well, Basso. The carb cycling revision you made comes out to the same schedule the Twin Peak from Designer wrote about a couple of years ago. I haven't tried it, but I've read great successes with that method. It is supposed to be psychologically easier b/c you always no you have a lot of carbs coming your way just 1 day later.

  7. I'll have to see if I can find some info on that, might get some pointers. Thanks Beowulf

  8. July 12

    Thanks Beowulf for the link, I'll check it out maybe I'll get some ideas for fine tuning my semi-solid diet.

    Well the carb intake is going well I'm sitting at about 300gs and I still have a little tater to chow on. Yeh I went ahead and went high today, since it was leg day and I really wanted a good leg work out. Which brings me to the w/o,
    Basso enters weight room
    He looks at power rack, little moron curling
    He looks at squat rack, littler moron curling
    Basso sets bag in between and is pissed off
    Basso kindly asks little moron "how many sets"
    little moron answers ****ily "3"
    Etc, etc
    Anyway I was pissed, and as soon as I was done squating 2 more morons jumped right in there to curl!

    LEGS!!!!!!
    Squats: 135x10, 225x8, 315x6, 405x3, 455x5x2, 405x8
    Front squats: 225x6x3
    Hammer ext: 200x10x3
    Stiff legged DLs: 135x10, 225x10, 315x8x2 (ouch my hammys)
    Ham curls: 10x3 light
    Cable AB Curls: 12, 10x2
    "Basso cry's and crawls home"

    I was hoping to do 495 for 2x5 but it just isn't there. I think my strength has leveled off, I don't feel like I'm getting any weaker and I'm 99% sure that has a lot to do with these high carb days. But as expected I'm sure not getting any strength back, but I can live with that as long as I see dem abs eventually!

    Crap, I'm going to be sore Friday!

    Until tomorrow, Basso Out

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  10. What the heck is going on in here!!! Ive received a complaint that the music is too loud and people are flinging off their clothes!!!!

    WEll if this is true, Keep up the great work!!!!

  11. July 13

    FnF, the music is loud but nobody will take their clothes off!!!

    I'm hungry!! I need to start some type of appetite suppresent or I'm going to eat a cow. I'm probably going to hit in the neighborhood of 40/40/20 at around 3-3500 cals today. My hamstrings are killing me so I won't be doing much movement this weekend. Crap it's been awhile since I've done SLDLs should have gone light.

    Chest
    Bench Press: 135x20, 225x10, 275x8, 315x5x3 (paused reps)
    Incline Fly: 100sx10,8,7
    Incline Hammer: 270x10x2, 180x10x2 (TuTx4 sec)
    Cybex flys: 10x3
    Cable flys (from top): 10x4
    Done

    The humidity is like 500% it's miserable outside which just drains the energy out of you, my workout was fine anyway and I had good stamina throughout, thanks to another heavy carb day. I need to cut the carbs tomorrow though and I'm only doing a light arm day so it's good timing.

    Ok I'm about done for today, thanks for watchin'
    Basso Out!

  12. good deal! im taking ast-ss metabolism prescription RX. i havbnt taken caffinine in 5 years and i was up to traking 4 a day. but my bodys not ready for it. im now taking two a day and Jeff willet from ast told me (though email) that i need to take 4 a day for best results. well ill do it when my bodys ready. it does seem to speed me up a bit but things seem to be slower in the morning intill i get the boost. also i take alcar and its great boost.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea
    good deal! im taking ast-ss metabolism prescription RX. i havbnt taken caffinine in 5 years and i was up to traking 4 a day. but my bodys not ready for it. im now taking two a day and Jeff willet from ast told me (though email) that i need to take 4 a day for best results. well ill do it when my bodys ready. it does seem to speed me up a bit but things seem to be slower in the morning intill i get the boost. also i take alcar and its great boost.
    How is the appetite suppression properties? I can live with dragging my feet, but combined with being hungry it's a recipe for disaster!

  14. Nicotine gum is awesome for appetite suppression. 1mg worth every 3 to 4 hours is plenty to start. If you can handle stimulants, Ergopharm AMP + Avant Labs HEAT is a great combination as well. 1 cap AMP/2 caps HEAT 2 or 3 times daily does a number on my appetite. For nightime hunger, I've found that USP Labs Camphibolic is an excellent product, as I eat a modest cottage cheese meal before bed, and sleep throughout the night with no hunger issues of which to speak. Green tea is an effective addition for me as well, both in capsule form and drank with added splenda. It tends to have a calming/soothing effect as well as suppressing appetite on myself which is certainly welcome.

    I've been cutting for several months with a carbohydrate cycling diet, and these items have performed admirably at keeping my appetite almost completely at bay. It really hasn't felt like I've been cutting, as I don't tend to get hungry unless I haven't eaten in 4+ hours. I notice my blood sugar crashing before I feel any kind of hunger.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Basso
    How is the appetite suppression properties? I can live with dragging my feet, but combined with being hungry it's a recipe for disaster!
    Going well. hows this look for lunch?:burg: lol

  16. Quote Originally Posted by max silver
    Nicotine gum is awesome for appetite suppression. 1mg worth every 3 to 4 hours is plenty to start. If you can handle stimulants, Ergopharm AMP + Avant Labs HEAT is a great combination as well. 1 cap AMP/2 caps HEAT 2 or 3 times daily does a number on my appetite. For nightime hunger, I've found that USP Labs Camphibolic is an excellent product, as I eat a modest cottage cheese meal before bed, and sleep throughout the night with no hunger issues of which to speak. Green tea is an effective addition for me as well, both in capsule form and drank with added splenda. It tends to have a calming/soothing effect as well as suppressing appetite on myself which is certainly welcome.

    I've been cutting for several months with a carbohydrate cycling diet, and these items have performed admirably at keeping my appetite almost completely at bay. It really hasn't felt like I've been cutting, as I don't tend to get hungry unless I haven't eaten in 4+ hours. I notice my blood sugar crashing before I feel any kind of hunger.
    Thanks for the tips, I'll have to it a try! I was hoping to go as long as possible without any kind of Supp but I think I need it now! I was going to pick some Camph up anyway and I'll give the tea a try tomorrow, I'm not much of a tea drinker but what the heck if it helps I'll try it!

  17. Basso, have you tried the "Fast Food" diet? I hear it works wonders. I would get on that right away. I have my log going also. Good luck

  18. Quote Originally Posted by peterson24
    Basso, have you tried the "Fast Food" diet? I hear it works wonders. I would get on that right away. I have my log going also. Good luck
    Nice try! I will prevail! This is just a warm-up, August is when the rubber meets the road, and I will be on 10%bf like a fat kid on a sandwich! Good luck though

  19. Hey basso thanks for the info about bands do you think a pl'ing shirt, say a 1 ply would help a brothers squats/ deads by keeping the core tight?

  20. Quote Originally Posted by somewhatgifted
    Hey basso thanks for the info about bands do you think a pl'ing shirt, say a 1 ply would help a brothers squats/ deads by keeping the core tight?
    No, some people used to where them backwards but with the shirts today that would be impossible. A squat suit is what your looking for and if you just want it for training make sure you get a loose one. A tight or normal fit is a lot of work to get into it and probably would be a waste of money. Just a simple Inzer single ply (or similar) would make a great training suit. You can wear it backwards for DL but really just wearing it normal for DL will keep your core super tight. Hope that answers your question.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Basso
    No, some people used to where them backwards but with the shirts today that would be impossible. A squat suit is what your looking for and if you just want it for training make sure you get a loose one. A tight or normal fit is a lot of work to get into it and probably would be a waste of money. Just a simple Inzer single ply (or similar) would make a great training suit. You can wear it backwards for DL but really just wearing it normal for DL will keep your core super tight. Hope that answers your question.
    I have problems with overarching my back, and loosening my abs is correlated or contributing, so maybe its weak abs. I usually do front squats bc rear squats make me lean forward and its alot of lower back strain, i feel like ima fall back wards, you think i should sqaut with something under my heels? any ideas?

  22. Quote Originally Posted by somewhatgifted
    I have problems with overarching my back, and loosening my abs is correlated or contributing, so maybe its weak abs. I usually do front squats bc rear squats make me lean forward and its alot of lower back strain, i feel like ima fall back wards, you think i should sqaut with something under my heels? any ideas?
    Core work #1, Good Mornings, pull throughs, SLDL, DL, GHRs etc, don't compensate for weaknesses fix 'em. Box squats can teach you how to sit back in the squat, you can also hold the bar lower on your back. Concentrate on flexing your abs throughout the movement. In the PL forum take a look at the stikies I think there is some basic form articles, if not look over at elite fitness in their article section for a lot more info.

  23. July 14

    Low carbs today, got about 40g's in me at 6pm and most of that is fibby veggies. Feel good but I do have that no carb flat look going for me today. Anyway diet's going good no hunger pains today so I'm holding off on adding anything extra until I really need it.

    Tris
    Skull Crushers(curlbar): 115x12, 135x10x3
    Push downs: 8x3
    Behind the head tricep ext: 45's 6x3

    Bis
    Straight bar: 95x8, 115x8
    Curl bar: 115x10,8,8
    DBs: 65x6x3

    Time elapsed: 20 min.

    My hammies hurt! Quads feel great no soreness, I'm just tired I may take tomorrow off. I read through the twin peaks carb cycling article and I kind of like the idea of cycling one day at a time, it fits with my w/o's also, if I miss a day I'll be hitting high carbs on Leg and Back days and low carbs on Chest and Shoulder day with no carbs on arms day. So after my week off (last wk of July) I think I'm going to do that scheme. It sucks I have to take that week off but such is life if I want to keep my job. You all ever wonder what it would be like to lift and diet for a living? Man that would not be the worst job, eh?

    That's it for today, nice and simple
    Basso Out

  24. July 15

    I'm taking a much needed day off today. Woke up this morning and did some measurements, I figured Sat morning is a good time to do this and I will continue throughout. So after 2 weeks here is where I stand.

    Weight: 233 -5lbs (some of this is attributed to coming off creatine)
    Waist: 36.5 -.25
    Lovely handles: 36.75 -.75 (yeh baby, that's what I'm talking about)
    BF% 17.5ish -.5

    Upper abs definitely visible upon waking, I'm definitely moving in the right direction, the next couple weeks are going to be a bit screwed up hopefully I'll survive them without going backwards.

    No Cardio, No W/O just a lazy do nothing day!

    Thanks for watching
    Basso Out
    Last edited by Basso; 07-15-2006 at 11:13 AM.
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