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Nice! That's always the best feeling, post workout and still holding good vascularity.
 
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Week 2 Day 5

Tempo Indication: Eccentric: Pause: Concentric: Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:2:2
Rest Times are 90 Seconds

Lying Leg Curl
40 x 20
60 x 20
100 x 4
120 x 4
170 x 8 --> 110 x 10 + 10 Partials + 10 Second Iso-Hold

HS V-Squat: (3:1:1:1)
150 x 10
200 x 10
250 x 5
300 x 10
330 x 10

Leg Press:
6 Plates/Side x 10, 7, 6 (Cluster Set)

Stiff Leg Deadlifts: (3:1:1:1)
315 x 10 (2 Sets)

Smith Split Squat: (Front Foot Elevated)
135 x 12 (3 Sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (3:1:2:1)
135 x 10 (8 Sets)

Update coming later today on AE
 
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Weight: 168.2 (-.4)

Biggest takeaway --> Body Recomp hands down. Leaner in the mirror, and I can tell my pants continue to feel looser around the waist. My quads always stretch my pants due to my waist at 29" right now (Started at 31" on log).

Strength --> Overall my strength continues to be matched week in and week out as I can monitor my RPE/Intensity and logbook due to how John Meadows outlines his training template.

Digestion --> no changes with this as food is pretty consistent on a day to day basis.
Still taking 1 cheat meal a week and still dropping as I baseline within 24-36 hours after a cheat.

Sleep --> Has been absolute crap this week. I have slept 9 hours the last 4 days total. I feel my nose getting clogged up and throat getting sore, but I did clean my room and house today which ended up removing piles of dust which is most likely the issue.

Libido --> no Changes

Recovery --> No Changes (Schedule a 90-minute deep tissue massage Tuesday)



 

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Bmp stacked with AE would be amazing judging by these results haha
 

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Bob,
I'm wondering how your fasting blood glucose is on this? If I remember correctly, your fasting bg was trending downward on vector so this could share the same effect due to the Korean mistletoe?
 
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Bob,
I'm wondering how your fasting blood glucose is on this? If I remember correctly, your fasting bg was trending downward on vector so this could share the same effect due to the Korean mistletoe?
Read your message, took my BG and it is 81 just now after waking up.
There certainly are a lot of factors that dictate how that can change on a day to day basis
Food intake night before (heavy carb meal), sleep, stress, cortisol etc, but I gauge my BG weekly and it has been on a downward shift since starting. I monitor it year-round just to know where my fasted insulin, A1C, and BG are as a sign of seeing how insulin is on a week to week basis. The higher BG gets the more prone you are to storing fat, so I try to keep it down as best as possible.
 
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Absolute Banger of a leg workout


Tempo Indication: Eccentric: Pause: Concentric: Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:2:2
Rest Times are 90 Seconds

Lying Leg Curl
40 x 20
60 x 20
100 x 4
120 x 4
170 x 8 --> 110 x 10 + 10 Partials

HS V-Squat: (3:1:1:1)
150 x 10
200 x 10
250 x 5
300 x 10
330 x 10

Leg Extension:
40 Each Leg x 10
50 Each Leg x 10
100 Each Leg x 2
40 Each Leg x 20
* 1 Set*

Leg Press: (3:1:2:1)
3 Plates/Side x 4
4 Plates/Side x 4
5 Plates/Side x 4
6 Plates/Side x 3 --> 5 Plates/Side x 3 --> 4 Plates/Side x 3
** Hold the negatives as long as possible on the 3 rep sets **

DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts: (5:1:1:1)
100's x 8 (3 Sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (3:1:2:1)
135 x 10 (8 Sets)

Will try to get some more updates pics this weekend.
So far Really liking how the mirror keeps changing week in and week out.
 
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Weight: 168 (-.2)

Recomp is still in full swing. I am looking as good if not better then the previous weeks, maintaining my strength, and if not seeing small improvements in the logbook. I am finding my mind-muscle connection continues to improve as I have changed my training form to try and hammer proper form and stimulate the muscle to the greatest degree.
I have really been working hard on my thumbless grip and elbow drive on back days. A slight tuck in my elbows for pressing movements (to take secondary muscles out of the equation), and slowing down my tempo on arm training to improve the tension. I have found pushing through my palm on arm movements has eliminated forearm carry over and placed more stress on the muscle.

Libido --> No changes the entire log

Muscle Hardness & Pump --> Has been very similar throughout the log. Still rocking the VasoBlitz + FullBlitz pre-workout combo and around 50g of carbs pre

Recovery --> Had a 90-minute deep tissue massage on Tuesday after work, and really helped loosen up some tight spots, and also found myself feeling a better pump the next few days when the muscles are not as knotted up.

Sleep --> No visible changes. I actually slept less this week due to extra hours working, and part-time jobs on the side, but have been crushing my workouts.

Overall I am pleased with my progress and looking to wrap this up in style and keep the recomp train in full swing.

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Nice update! Looking lean in the pics even post thanksgiving;)
 
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Weight: 168 (No Change)

This week has been a roller coaster of being healthy and trying to avoid people who are sick. I was on the road most of the week for work traveling and taking care of agents, most of whom were sick. I tried my best to stay away, but I keep getting a scratchy throat and runny nose. Luckily I got some good sleep last night and feel better. Woke up feeling very flat and it reflects in the pictures. Will keep the nutrition the same and finish off this log and see where it takes me with the AE Run. Still happy that I continue to get leaner in some bodyparts week in and week out, so I am not complaining as the mirror is in my favor every week that goes by.

Libido --> No changes the entire log

Muscle Hardness & Pump --> Same Pre Combo (Fullblitz + VasoBlitz) ~ 50g of carbs from food pre-workout. 3 Caps AE with Meal 1 (pre), and 3 Caps with meal 3/4 later in the day.

Recovery --> Lack of sleep this week, but still got in all my workouts. I have no complains here, but have not noticed a significant boost or change throughout the log. Everything has seemed steady in this department.

Sleep --> Sleep has been hit or miss, Usually 4-5 hours tops. I got a good 7 hours last night and felt great today. I will be working more overtime throughout the next few weeks through the holidays which will keep me on my normal 4-5 hours. This amount still gives me good energy to do my day to day activities without any sacrifice to my energy or recovery.

Almost done with the run and have to say between this and BMP 2.0 they are both spectacular and 2 of the best natural anabolics I have used for body recomp.

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