- 04-17-2008, 10:25 AM
- 04-17-2008, 10:34 AM
MB-Saving random peoples' nuts, one pair at at time... PCT info:
-Are you really ready for a cycle? Read this link and be honest:
*I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*
So it's been just over a month since I started back from inguinal surgery. Although my lifts are rather weak as to what I was use to previously, this past month of training has been a delight. There is nothing like getting tha ****s and giggles from seeing your strength climb so rapidly. It appears that just about every workout has me bumping up 5-10lbs each lift. All this while still maintaining a caloric deficit to burn off some blubber from not being all that active for 12 weeks.
Yesterday's workout as follows:
340x8 is my goal to get back to status quo. I've actually pushed a bit higher before, but haven't bottomed out. My dad actually has helped me out quite a bit in this area as we've been working out together on Wednesday's and has been able to spot me, and by that I mean he's able to allow me to go to failure if I choose, reseting tha weight as well as pins tha left side of tha machine for me since I can't quite reach that far back...
Previous work on tha Fixed Pulldowns had me at 145x10 approx 12 days ago. I started off with either 80 or 85 roughly 4 weeks ago. You can already see quite tha difference physically. My back is what has me shaking my head. From my records, I'm only 10 lbs lighter than my previous norm on seated rows. Same goes for Iso High Rows... V-Bar Pulldowns is tha oddball of tha group. Still, I can't complain. Overall just within a month, I'd say I've regained about 60% strength.
Let's get some music in this mother...
No Workout - Kept carbs under 30grams.
+10lbs from last
+5lbs from last
Seated Tri Ext
+5lbs from last
Weight: 162.5 lbs - I'll try and get some pics up here soon.
4 low-no carb meals a day, not including Intraworkout drink with approx 30g simple sugars.
Today, a carb-up with Meals 3 and 4.
Please don't go too fast with the strength gains.
My umbilical is 18 months or more old and I can still get some irritation when overdoing anything.
Be careful. If you goal is composition then consider volume. JMO
I was just curious, but Toad are you a natural athlete ? I remember seeing a couple of pictures you posted of your stash with 6-OXO extreme, I didn't know if you used that as a test booster or PCT.
I like to think I'm still semi-natural after 8+ years, but your opinion may differ. Personally, I see steroids used as a crutch for most people, being 'on' more than they are 'off'. I have goals for myself and I know where I'd like to be when I get to my father's (Brian's) age. In otherwords, I have a long way to go and plan on enjoying tha ride. This is not to say I'm against AAS/PH. I would only want to use them sparingly as a last resort. Trust me, if I can achieve my goals mostly without gear, anyone can.
I have used 6-OXO Extreme following 11-OXO to be on tha safe side.
I combined 11-OXO with X-Factor and was far and away tha best 'stack' I have used. All tha original claims of X-Factor gaining mass and loosing fat hold true on this one.
I'll go more into what I'm using now a little later...
I ran a very dense X-Factor cycle before, and I also enjoyed the product, however it is probably not the most cost efficient out there. I would be curious to use 11-OXO with X-Factor some time, then run 6-bromo afterwards with it.
How much 11-OXO w/ X-Factor do you recommend ?
I've used 6-OXO before in the past, but I haven't tried the extreme version yet. I know there are a few extra ingredients but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
I really like X-Factor. It's really supportive of my endevors due to it's MOA and my training style. Since I'm limited in what exercises I can perform, I'm constantly depleting AA to where is more than likely becomes as non-existant as one can have. X-Factor is freshing in that regard.
Current Suppliment List
Ultra Peptide 1.0 & 2.0
Body Genie: Protein Serum
No second leg workout for tha week as planned last evening. I got home late from being in York for tha better part of Sunday and then came home and saw Nightwanderer's thread updated. Warren Egebo (Mr. Mrs. Natural Philly Promoter) had emailed me too. Now that I'm training again, he wants to set a date at my gym to get a workout in as well as give me tickets to his show May 3rd... it also happens to be my birthday. We had talked previously about me doing a speech for this show. Tha problem always has been how to turn 10 mins worth of material into something much longer without interlacing my own religious conviction. This of course doesn't even touch upon my own shyness. I'm looking forward to meeting National Wheelchair Champ (Guest Poser) Johnny Quinn. If he turns out to be as classy as everyone says he is, I'll make sure to give him a wristband as a token of admiration.
DMX- Lord Give Me A Sign
Weight: 165 lbs
+2 reps at 120
My eyes are really sensitive to light and would prefer to wear sunglasses period, but contacts can be really difficult one handed. I find it just easier to stick with glasses.
I used to wear glasses for the longest time. They'd get broken on an annual basis. Usually from sports. I'm doing contacts right now, have been for about 7 years and my eyes are slowly rejecting them. They are always irritated and dried out no matter how complex the lenses I buy are.
I am looking at doing laser eye surgery at some point down the road.
You mentioned that you used 6-bromo before ? was this Rebound Reloaded ? I never got to try that product. I wish I did.
Machine (Close-Grip Bench) Press
These are some strange times... If I recall correctly (old logs will verify) I believe I'm almost stronger now than I was prior to surgery. Typically I do seem to get stronger, faster while doing Keto for some reason but not quite like this... Within tha next 2 weeks I should get close to, if not surpass some of my old PR's except for Hacks (legs in general). Honestly I'm unsure if it's my current supplemental schedule or my body still in shock from an increase in stimulus. Diet has not been any different from prior fat loss programs, however there has definitely been a noticable recomp going on over tha last month. I'm slightly getting leaner as noticed by girlfriend, but bodyweight has only decreased by a little over a pound.
Last night I was searching through tha archives and found some old training footage of me:
255x12 (old warm-up weight)
+ 10 lbs
Personal Record Target: 345x10
I've been using Designer Supplements Adrenalean for almost two weeks now. I honestly can't give much feedback at this point on overall fatloss, however tha euphoric effects are quite pleasing. In fact, it feels more like a nootropic formula than anything else with consistant focus and smooth energy that lasts on average 4.5 hours. Because it's not very stim heavy IMHO, I find little to NO crash with this product.
Adrenalean + Primaforce Durablast when taken together is an even greater combo with which I've also stumbled upon over tha last few days. Recommended dose of each almost doubles tha life of Adrenalean and is very reminiscent of old Stim X samples I've tried without that uber-cracked feeling.
If you are in tha market for a cognitive fat burner, you'll want to give this one a spin.
Weight (Best of 3): 161.5, 162, 161.5
+ 5.5 lbs
Lat Pulldowns (Wide):
+2 reps at 149
+ 5 lbs
Whachu know bout Earl Simmons? ;)
Take it for what it's worth, my birth was a blessing
Sent to live and die, on earth as a lesson
We each have a star, all we have to do is find it
Once you do, everyone who sees it will be blinded
They'll tell you that you're bright, and say you have a future
When you turn your back, same cats'll try to shoot ya
Niggaz ain't ****, I can live on both sides of the fence
Look at what you do, when you talk, see what you really meant...
That's what I thought, them niggaz was bluffin
They talk all day but say, nothin
It gets so dark, haze so intense
Since this first rain it's like it's rained ever since...
Never got paid for a rhyme but I flow,
Never got a plate on time but I grow,
Live your life, STAY on the line but I go.
Went from doin crime to bein kind cause I know!
I'm gon' live forever, I'm never gon' die
Only thing I fear is that I'm never gon' fly
Carry my weight but I'm never gon' cry
**** I tell y'all niggaz straight cause I'm never gon' lie
What is about who I am that makes me unforgettable
What it is about what I've done that makes it so incredible
"More money, more problems" -- well the fame was worse...
I reached out for love and what came back was thirst.
Blessed with the curse niggaz don't hear me
Niggaz don't hear me, Y'ALL NIGGAZ, don't hear me
What'd I just say? "Nigga g'head" - you see that?
You gots to FEEL ME to catch what I'm sayin, BELIEVE THAT!
But leave that, alone...
We gon' make a nigga wanna be at, your home,
Oh you kinda quiet with the heat at, your dome,
If the dog got he's gonna bring back a bone,
cause we got the chrome!
This is what I live for, or die for
I'm the nigga with the high score, you try for,
What you niggaz wanna lie for? It changes nothin
I'm true for cats, yet some strangers bluffin.
Now if I take what he gave me and I, use it right
In other words if I listen and, use the light
Then what I say will remain here, after I'm gone
Still here, on the strength of a song, I live on
No second-guessin on what I stood for, I was good for
stoppin niggaz from killin each other in the hood war
Comin through showin love, throwin up
Them cats not throwin love, you know whassup
Dark Man baby, that's my name
and I gots to be the realest nigga up in this game
Cause ain't no shame, they don't make em like this no more
Real to the core, big heart but built for war
I stand for what I believe in
Even if what I believe in stops me from breathin
Relatives grievin, but I ain't went nowhere
Listen to the song... I'm right there!
I got that second leg workout in this week...
+ 20 lbs ...I just went by feel and did not look at previous numbers.
Ham Curls (Singles)
+ 5 lbs
+ 5 lbs
+ 5 lbs
...No weight change, switched order, more overall reps.
Seated Tri Ext
+ 5 lbs