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  1. Redemption


    Forgive me my Iron Bretheren and Sistren for I have sinned.
    I have spent way too long away from the Way of The Iron.
    I have allowed myself to become unhappy with my appearance.
    I have been lazy and unmotivated.
    I have indulged in crappy food.

    Now it is time to turn it all around.
    From Febuary 20th, until August 20th, I worked for a very crappily run company (or just this district, but that's not for this post) that told me I would have to work hard for a month or so to get things in order, but after that I would be able to have a "normal" work schedule. Well, after about 2 weeks, I lost both of my employees, due to how the people above me did things which effected my store. From that point on, I was working 55-60 hours a week just to keep the store running, let alone get it into "guidelines" (which it wasn't even near when I started). And every time I got an employee, they would quit before I could get a day off, or, in the most recent case, do everything they could to get me fired or have me leave so they could get my job. So after 6 momths of this, I left.

    When I started the job, I was about 250 lbs... not happy, but that's where I was. When I quit, I was 275. Since then I have lost 5 lbs, and I am at 270. I have started a new routine, and I am currently designing the suppliment regimin to go along with it.

    Here is the workout plan:
    Sunday: Cardio - Bike

    Monday: Back/biceps
    -5 minute warmup on bike
    -Deadlifts (2 sets of 10, not to failure)
    -Bent-Over BB Row (10, 6reps)
    -Oly Bar Curl (10, 6 reps)
    -Assisted Chinups (12, 7 reps)
    -Hammer Curls (7,5 reps)
    -Standing 45deg row (12, 8 reps)
    -Rear-Delt flys (12, 9 reps)
    -Cardio On Elliptical

    Tuesday: Chest/Triceps
    -5 minute warmup on bike
    -Flyes (2 sets of 10, not to failure)
    -Flat BB Bench (10, 6 reps)
    -Incline DB Bench (12, 9 reps)
    -Dips Chest (7, 5 reps)
    -Dips Triceps (6 reps)
    -Skulls (12, 9 reps) Followed immediately by CG bench w/last weight.
    -Cable Underhand Triceps (15, 10 reps)
    -Cardio on Bike

    Wednesday: Shoulders/Biceps
    -5 minute warmup on bike
    -Arnold Press (warmup, 10, 6 reps)
    -Arnold Curl (warmup, 12, 7 reps)
    -Vertical BB Press (12, 7 reps)
    -Shrugs (12, 9 reps)
    -Lat raises (12, 7 reps)
    -Abs (15, 12 reps)
    -Cardio on Elliptical

    Thursday: Legs
    -5 minute warmup on bike
    -Squats (warmup, 10, 7, 5 reps)
    -Front Squats (12, 10 reps)
    -SLDL (12, 10 reps)
    -Leg press (8, 4 reps)
    -Calf raises (12, 9, 6 reps)

    Friday: Cardio on Bike

    Saturday:
    -Abs (15, 12 reps)
    -Cardio on Elliptical

    I will be watching my meals, and trying to eat 5 times per day, more if I can. Like I said, I am still working on the suppliment regimine. This is what I call "zero week" where I figure things out. I am tweaking the workout, throughout this week, but I am pretty sure it will stay that way. (Ed: as you can tell from posts below... It changed a bit )

    ManBeast
    Last edited by ManBeast; 10-10-2006 at 08:22 PM.
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  2. Today I weighed in at 270 lbs. My workout was as follows:
    -5 minute warmup on bike
    -Deadlifts 2x10 at 100lbs
    -Bent over BB row
    *10x80lbs, 7x100lbs, 5x120 lbs
    -Oly Bar Curl
    *10x50 lbs, 7x65 lbs, 5x65 lbs (had to pause on the second set)
    -Assited chins (My weight-assist)
    *12x80 lbs, 8x100 lbs, 5x110 lbs
    -Arnold Curl (switching with rear-delt flyes next week)
    *15x15lbs (db), 12x20 lbs, 8x25 lbs
    -Hammer Curls
    *7x20lbs (db), 5x25lbs (db)
    -Standing 45deg cable row
    *12x80 lbs, 8x100 lbs

    This problem with the arnold curls being too difficult is what lead me to switch it out.

    I will update daily.

    ManBeast
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  3. welcome back

  4. Welcome back man!!!!

  5. Alright... Now if I could only figure out what stack to use as the "backbone" I am looking at the venom tri-lean stack mainly and I am considering getting an extra bottle of lean dreams and special tactics, and doing the following.
    Weeks 1-2, clenbuterol.
    Weeks 3-6, full dose tri-lean stack.
    Week 7, clenbuterol.
    Weeks 8-11, low dose tri-lean stack.
    Week 12, clenbuterol
    Weeks 13-16 stimulant-x + cAMPHIBOLIC

    Any ideas/comments/suggestions?

    ManBeast
    Last edited by ManBeast; 09-11-2006 at 07:54 PM.
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  6. welcome back buddy!

    ugh i hate clen .. what about a traditional eca?

  7. I can't find the E in ECA... I also can't find c2 and I'm thinking I'll replace it with "stimulant-x."

    Yep, I got the stimulant-x. And I have edited the above post to reflect that.

    ManBeast
    Last edited by ManBeast; 09-11-2006 at 07:54 PM.
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    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  8. Today's workout went as follows:
    -5 minutes on bike to warmup.
    -Flyes (warmup, not to failure)
    *10x20lbs (db), 10x25 lbs.
    -Flat Bench
    *10x120 lbs, 7x135lbs, 5x145lbs.
    -Incline Db bench
    *12x35lbs (db), 9x40lbs, 8x40 lbs.
    -Skulls
    12x30lbs, 10x35lbs, 8x40lbs.
    -Assisted Dips
    *Chest: 7x80 lbs (lifted), 5x90lbs.
    *Tricep: 6x80lbs
    -Cable Tris
    15x40 lbs, 12x70lbs.
    -25 minutes Cardio on Bike.

    Based on the way this workout went, I will be decreasing my volume. I just don't have the recovery I used to when training more often. Hopefully I will be able to add some sets back in at some point along the way. I have edited the post with the workout information to reflect the changes.

    ManBeast
    Last edited by ManBeast; 09-13-2006 at 05:38 PM.
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    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  9. Honestly man, I found that you can do just fine with Venom Hyperdrive by itself and no need to add lean dreams even if you add the special tactics.

  10. Welcome back wayward iron brother!

    I'd ditch the Clen for some Albuterol..way more pleasant. Smoother energy without the frenetic jitters.

    I would ease back into your routine for the first few weeks while you recondition the Discipline of Steel. The last thing you need is to overtrain and be swimming in cortisol. Keep the cardio high, but lower the frequency of the lifting for a month or two.

    My ECA stack;

    BioTek Ephedrine: cut tab in half for 12 mg of ephedrine hcl stacked with one Excedrin tab, 2 to 3 times per day. Excedrin is aspirin and caffiene.

    After the effects of whatever fat burner you run begin to wane, look into either Melting Point or Omega's Burn 3D. TTA is the shiz.
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  11. I will keep all that in mind.
    Jay: I've already got the stuff coming, I'm goin all out for the next 4 months
    Bio: Good to be back, I already have the clen, and while I don't "like" it, I don't mind it, especially since it works very well for me. I like the suggestions for eca and I will keep those in mind.

    I know most of my lifts are pretty pitiful right now. It has been about one year since I have lifted seriously. I could feel my body wanting more weight, but just couldn't do anything. It does not help that I do not have a spotter or workout partner, so I can't push myself to failure and have to really play things safe. I will put up a more detailed suppliment schedule sometime tomorrow. Thanks again for all of your support.

    ManBeast
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    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  12. Today's workout:
    -5 minutes Cardio on bike.
    -Arnold Press
    *10x15lbs, 10x25lbs, 6x35lbs (db)
    -Vert BB Press
    *12x60lbs, 7x75lbs
    -Shrugs
    *12x200 lbs, 9x230 lbs
    -Lat Raises
    *12x10 lbs, 7x20 lbs (db)
    -Rear Delts (machine)
    *12x80 lbs, 8x100 lbs
    -Cable Crunch
    *15x60 lbs, 12x70 lbs.
    -25 minutes on Elliptical.

    Overall I did feel a lot better during this workout, even though the lifts are weak as can be.

    ManBeast
    Last edited by ManBeast; 09-14-2006 at 10:54 AM.
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    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  13. Today's workout:
    -5 minute warmup on bike
    -Squats:
    *100xwarmup, 125x10, 175x7, 200x5
    -Front Squats
    *100x12, 120x10
    -SLDL
    *110x12, 130x10
    -Leg Press (plates per side)
    8x3plates, 4x4plates
    -Calves
    *12x3plates, 9x4plates, 6x5plates

    No Cardio today. I felt really good in the gym, really weak, but I also felt determined to keep kicking my own rear until this stuff became easy again.

    I swear I will put up the suppliment dosing schedule here soon.

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
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    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  14. Ok... Suppliment schedule:
    Clen weeks 1-2:
    Days 1-3 50mcg
    Days 4-10 100mcg
    Days 11-14 50mcg

    Tri-Lean weeks 3-6
    Venom Hyperdrive- 2x each AM
    Special Tactics- 1x AM, 2x mid, 2x pm
    Lean Dreams- 2x each PM

    Clen Week 7
    100mcg ed.

    Tri-lean weeks 8-11
    Hyperdrive 1x each AM
    Special Tactics 1x AM, mid, and PM
    Lean Dreams 2x each PM

    Clen week 12
    100mcg ED

    Weeks 13-16
    Stimulant-X 2x early AM, 1x late AM
    cAMPHIBOLIC 2x mid, 2x PM

    *Whew*

    ManBeast
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    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  15. Weekend update:
    Friday: 2 hours walking around at a reasonable pace.
    Saturday: 30 minutes on Elliptical.
    Sunday: 30 minutes on Elliptical.

    I am feeling much better, much more alive, and I have a lot more energy and desire to just go out and *gasp* do things! It is very cool to be getting back in touch with my inner gym rat again.

    I started the clenbuterol today, so it is really on now. I still plan on doing my weigh-ins on Mondays, so the shame will have to wait until tomorow. I feel leaner, but I doubt anything has happened this week. We'll see.

    ManBeast
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    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
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  16. Good to see you again and in better spirits MB

  17. welcome back to the land of hugs and kisses. Stick with it this time.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
    welcome back to the land of hugs and kisses. Stick with it this time.
    Just don't turn him gay like you did with Beez, jmh, Lake, and Jayhawkk

  19. LoL, I don't think my girlfriend would like me to go gay... but it really is good to be back in action and hanging around here.

    ManBeast
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  20. Weigh-in at 270 lbs. I didn't expect to have lost anything yet, since I wasn't really trying hard yet, and based on past experience, I don't loose weight (no matter what) the first week I get back into lifting. So here's to dropping a couple this week

    Ok, Today's workout (pounds X reps):
    5 minute warmup on bike
    -Deadlifts (warmup)
    *100x10, 2 sets
    -Bent Over BB row
    *85x10, 110x6
    -Oly Bar Curl
    *50x10, 60x6
    -Assisted Chins
    *100x12 (170 assist), 120x7 (150 assist)
    -Hammer Curl DB
    *25x7, 30x5
    -Standing 45deg Cable Row
    *80x12, 100x8
    -Rear Delt Machine Flyes
    *80x12, 95x10
    -25 minutes cardio on Elliptical

    Feelin better with each workout, although my legs are a bit tired from doing the Elliptical 3 days in a row. They/I am looking forward to using the bike tomorrow.

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
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  21. Today's workout:
    -5 minutes warmup on bike
    -Db Pec Flyes (warmup)
    *20x10, 25x10
    -Flat Bench
    *120x10, 150x6
    -Incline Db Press
    *35x12, 40x10
    -Dips (with assist, lifted amount recorded)
    *Chest: 80x7, 110x5
    *Triceps: 100x6
    -Skulls
    *30x12, 40x9
    -Cable Tris
    *50x15, 60x12
    -30 minutes cardio on bike

    Clen has definitely been working, I've been drinking water and pissing it out like crazy. Upping to full dose tomorrow, so the shakes will be here too.

    I definitely want to thank my girlfriend for helping to make healthy meals that also somehow taste pretty good. She is also very good about keeping me "honest" when it comes to food in general, so I owe a lot to her.

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
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    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  22. Wednesday
    Today's workout
    -5 minutes cardio on bike
    -Arnold Press DB
    *20x10, 25x10, 35x6
    -Arnold Curl DB
    *15x10, 20x12, 30x7
    -Vert Press BB
    *60x12, 80x7
    -Shrugs
    *200x12, 230x9
    -Lat Raises
    *10x12, 20x7
    -Cable Crunches
    *50x15, 60x12

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
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    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  23. Thursday:
    Today's Workout:
    -Squats
    *100x10(warmup), 140x10, 175x7, 200x6
    -Front Squats
    *100x12, 120x10
    -SLDL
    *125x12, 150x10
    -Leg Press (plates per side)
    3x8, 4x5
    -Calf Raises (plates per side)
    3x12, 4x9, 5x6

    Damn clen has me pissing all the time, but I'm feelin great and my legs are damn near dead today. So I guses all is going well so far.

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
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    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  24. 100x10 on deadlifts and 200x6 on squats at 270? are you going extremely light or is this normal for you?

  25. I am just getting back into the gym after about a year off of any serious lifting. I'm pretty sure I made note of the situation leading up to this "redemption" log of mine in the first post. I'm not lean at all right now, I used to be 220ish, with a bench of 200 for 2 reps, squat of 275 for 4 reps, and a 300 for 2 deadlift. I'm going higher volume and not trying to hit failure on every set for right now. I am pretty sure I made most of this clear earlier on in the thread. Trust me, it's not easy for me to look at the weights I am doing, it is not what I like saying I'm doing, but it gives me motivation to keep pushing until I get back to where I was.

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/192992-pct-what-why.html
    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  26. Quote Originally Posted by ManBeast
    I am just getting back into the gym after about a year off of any serious lifting. I'm pretty sure I made note of the situation leading up to this "redemption" log of mine in the first post. I'm not lean at all right now, I used to be 220ish, with a bench of 200 for 2 reps, squat of 275 for 4 reps, and a 300 for 2 deadlift. I'm going higher volume and not trying to hit failure on every set for right now. I am pretty sure I made most of this clear earlier on in the thread. Trust me, it's not easy for me to look at the weights I am doing, it is not what I like saying I'm doing, but it gives me motivation to keep pushing until I get back to where I was.

    ManBeast

    you really should use all that money you're spending on supps and buy yourself some nice clean food. clean food and 45 min on the treadmill 4-5xs a week will knock the weight off way faster than all those stims. and you'll pack on some serious lean muscle and give your heart a break. all those things stacked together are definately not good for your heart

  27. Morning weigh-in: 268 lbs.

    Weekend update:
    Friday: 30 minutes cardio on bike.
    Saturday: 30 minutes cardio on bike.
    Sunday: 30 minutes cardio on bike.

    guyfromkop2: I *am* eating clean. I am not a newbie to this fat loss game, I do have a good amount of experience with stims etc. I appreciate the advice though. I am not stacking anything together that is not a reccomended stack. I am not overlapping the clen with another stim, nor am I going over the lable dosages for anything. I monitor my heartrate while doing cardio and I am never above 90% of my max reccomended heartrate, and that is only for very short periods of time during interval-based cardio. Again, thanks for your concern and suggestions.

    ManBeast
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    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  28. Hopefully it comes off like you're wanting MB. I know that venom+t-3 is a powerful combo.

  29. *grumble* t3 is the ****, but I will not touch it without some kinda anabolic... maybe sometime in the future though. Time to go hit the YMCA!

    ManBeast
    -Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/192992-pct-what-why.html
    -Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/steroids/191120-checklist-before-thinking.html
    *I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*

  30. Sounds good MB
  

  
 

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