Virtus & Invictimizing Bodyfat by way of the IRONLEGION by HokiePride

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First and foremost I must thank IronLegion for a great opportunity to run such special products. Especially, at a time where I'm coming out of some deep issues involving my family and work. By the grace of God I've come out of it unscathed and being restored wholly by God himself. My apologies if you don't believe. I had to give thanks to him for everything that he has brought my family and I through following a tumultuous few years beginning 2015-beginning 2017. Don't ever say to yourself no matter what your experiencing things can be worse because actually they can be. It's not something you need to speak into your life.

Back to the original thought. This is a new beginning, a new chapter. I'm planning on competing for the first time in a year since dropping a 405lb BB on my chest during competition. No, I wasn't hurt but it was full of patrons and somewhat gasping and embarrassing. It was due to all the chalk everyone piled up on the bar prior to my lift. I didn't realize it. I was so focused on the lift. Anyways, prior to that I came off a surgery following rupturing my flexor tendon in my left hand during a semi pro football game. Again, there are many details to the last two years, this was just the physical part I'm explaining. There is much more but that's for another discussion.

Fast forward to today, I'm closing in on a 455lb bench in competition. We shall see February 18th, which is now a month away. This run with Invictus and Virtus will help to continue slimming me down and peeling away bf like butter. There is a lot of muscle under that shell. I feel them and almost see them poking through, literally. You will see once I post pics to the log tonight or tomorrow as promised. I won;t weigh myself until competition. This product can be the catalyst to boost my gains/bf loss. I'm excited to see how it helps. I used Invictus in the past but never these two at the same time. It will be interesting. By the way, i will ensure to update almost daily whether it's a good word,. workout or motivation. Stay tuned and remain close, this is going to be fun.

Age- 43
Weight- 365lbs {Last Measured May 2016 from 379.1lbs}
Height- 6'5
BF%- Too High

Dosing:
I'll be applying .5ml of both Virtus and Invictus twice daily. Once AM and once PM unless told otherwise.

Goals/Routine:
My goal for this run is 100% recomp. I'm very happy with my strength currently and I'd like to tone up a bit in the upcoming months.

Here's my current rundown....same as "WesB's"

M-Legs
T-Chest/arms
W-Cardio/abs
T-Deadlifts/back
F-Shoulders
S-Cardio/abs(sometimes another chest day)
S-Off day
 
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Just a teaser. Nuudes meaning upper body coming tomorrow. This was my beginning 2017 pic I finally offered social media. Again, this is a long time coming since I've been working on slimming down. I'm not your average 365lb guy. All done naturally. While most bulk and cut I've unintentionally bulked for years and been cutting ever since. Probably longest cut in history in an attempt to not disrupt strength. Sure I could drop the weights and go full retard on the cardio then I would look like Gomer Pile. Let's face it, size is hard to come by. Thank you McDonalds. Once I learned how to use my size to build muscle it got easy from there. The hard part is stripping away the bf and maintaining strength. This is where Invictus & Virtus comes in.

Back to this post, before I was so rudly interrupted at work to go take a hearing and mask fit test. Geezz, ROFL. Hope you are here to criticize, inspire or drop a comment or two on the content. This by far will be my best log yet. I hope to take this to an epic level with training, physique and strength. Strength by the way isn't always measured by the weight you lift but by the character you have and standards you live by.

Dose Day 1 PM
.5ml PM(both products post shower, pre work)
 
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Shoulders look solid bud...you're definitely beastly!

Really excited to see how this treats you!
 
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Shoulders look solid bud...you're definitely beastly!

Really excited to see how this treats you!
Thanks so much for the comp. I definitely don't see them that way but whenever you critic yourself you definitely see things differently.
 
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AM/PM Both Products Virtus/Invictus @ .5ml

Workout: { This was a short workout due to switching schedules from Daylight to Night within 24hrs}
Lat pull down: 4 sets 12-16 reps
Single arm chest supported row: 4 sets 10-12 reps each arm, 3Plates Each Side.
Low Cable Row: 4 sets 10-12 reps
Lat Pull Over: 4 sets 12-16 reps
Bicep Drop Set: 55, 45, 35, 25 lbs x 10-12 reps
 
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Update coming in the morning. Today was my oldest birthday party. He turned 5 January 15, but we had his party today because I was working his actual birthday weekend.
 
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1/20

Dose:
.5ml AM/.5ml PM(both products)

Chest Day:

Incline bench: Warm Up
Barx30, Barx30
135x30x3, 225x20x3, 315x12x3

Work Sets:
405x1, 405x 1

Incline DB Flye: 5x20 @ 35lbs
Flat Smith Press: 5x20 @ 2Plates Each side
 
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Dose:
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Workout:
Banded Pull-ups
Squats 8, 8, 8, 8 Last Set @ 315 and 405 x 1
Rack Pulls: 2x8 @ 375
Stiff DB Deads 5x12 @85
Leg Extensions 5x12 {185}
Leg Press 4x20, 540lbs
 
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1/23

Dose: .5ml Am/Pm

Off Day recouping from failed sleep.
 
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Off Day: Still recouping, having two toddlers at times makes sleeping difficult. Grrrrr.
 
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Dose: .5ml AM/PM

Time to bang the weights. Chest and Upper Back on deck.
 
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Dose: .5ml AM/PM

Time to bang the weights. Chest and Upper Back on deck.
Glad you're feeling better man good to see you back at it. I hope you're enjoying this run , great products , great results.
 
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Glad you're feeling better man good to see you back at it. I hope you're enjoying this run , great products , great results.
Yeah, as promised im posting my nuudes. So don't laugh too hard.
 
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Last noodz you posted were legit! Im sure its gonna surprise the heck out of us all :)
I never posted them because I was a lot bigger than I believed. Things have changed since I started running logs and realized how I was fooling myself. Now I'm almost on track to doing what I feel is necessary to hit my best goals and best transformation.
 
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I never posted them because I was a lot bigger than I believed. Things have changed since I started running logs and realized how I was fooling myself. Now I'm almost on track to doing what I feel is necessary to hit my best goals and best transformation.
Post #7 :) Keep killing it man ! We are all ready to see you.
 
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Off Day: Took SUV in for repair work for inspection purposes to body shop. Can you believe a used car dealership lied and sold me a vehicle, after passing it for inspection with a severely rusted bumper and a failed gas tank, that was leaking fumes into the cab. I'm extremely pissed over purchasing this vehicle last year and finding so much wrong with it. Even worse I couldn't imagine if I didn't have the money to replace everything. By grace of god I have been able to makeup most of the money to repair it. I will never purchase another vehicle without doing my homework thoroughly again. It was almost forced due to another vehicle I traded in that was degrading fast.
 
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This shows why I never post pictures like this but again. I was much worse and now in a much better position to understand where I was and where I'm headed.
 
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1/27

Dose:
.5ml AM/.5ml PM(both products)

Workout: Chest/Arms/abs

BB bench
135x10
185x10
205x10
225x10
245x10
275x10
295x10
315x10
405x2

Reverse Pyramid of 10's
315x10
275x10
225x10
135x10

Incline DB bench
135x10
225x10
315x10
405x1

Iso lateral machine bench
270x10x4(135 per side)

Standing DB curls
35x10x2
40x10

Overhead straight bar cable extension/rope curl SS
100x10/100x10
120x10/120x10
150x10/150x10

Tricep rope extension/straight bar reverse curl SS
100x10/80x10
110x10/90x10
120x10/100x10

BB Shrug
225x10
315x10
405x10x2

Notes:
Today my goal was strictly to achieve the pump and I did so accordingly Awesome workout, super vascular all throughout. Enjoying the run. No joint issues to report.
 
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Calisthenics at the house. Basically 300 rep pushup routine.
 
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Day Off: Resting up for tomorrow Leg Day Blitz.
 
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HokiePride, Awesome Job! keep up the good work..
 
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I got this combo in my stash - because of bighulksmash - looking forward to see how it works for you
 
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Legs AM
Squats
135x5, 5, 5
175x5
205x8
225x8
275x8
315x2

Leg Press Single Leg
4Plx20
6Plx20
8plx15
10plx12
12Plx10

Calf Raises
5x20, 2Pl

Rack Pulls
285x8
325x5
365x3
405x8

Notes: Session 2 coming tonight! It's almost February, time to turn up the heat!

Session 2: At Home
300 PushUps
 
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1/31 {Mid Day Session}

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Incline Bench
2 @ 135x30, 2 @225x20, 2 @ 315x10

Close Grip Bench
2 @ 135x15, 2 @ 225x10, 2 @ 315x10

Cable Flye
8x15 Light to Heavy

DB Press
6 x 15 @ 100lbs

Notes:
Keeping it simple and light. Still tired from Leg session yesterday and I didn't even hit a heavy weight. Just reprogramming my body to squat and deadlift on same day. Also, training for the first time in a fee years all three lifts in same week, since injuries from playing semi professional football May 2015. Now it's tome to lean out and be my best in Summer 17'.

Update:
Second session just completed. Body destroyed. Basically all upper body to round out last few days. Took second dose before session 2 along with protein drink.
 
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Good work !!! Coming back from an injury can be rough . Your doing great !
I appreciate it. This is just the beginning. I just put a lot of things together. Up until now I've been living in organized chaos. After living in so many places, having two kids along the way, born in two different cities, and now living near home where their parents grew up, has been hectic. Yet in a scary way, a beautiful well laid out plan. It wasn't mine. It was Gods. I had no idea after leaving home it would take 20yrs to come home. Now I can focus and get in line with my knowledge and rebuild and root myself. I'm near tons of parks and basketball courts where I lived on. I balled daily up through college. I have monstrous abs under the layer of fat, that was pre-built. See many laugh at me. I feel them constantly. This has to be the best prep yet. I'm doing it big this time. Virtus and Invictus is giving me results and it took two weeks to start to see. I'm ordering another few bottles to run a complete 8-12 weeks. Having access to tracks, parks and basketball courts opens my world heavily. I started doing two a days. trust me, for those who aren't following, their missing out. I have big plans. This is the start. Thank you for the compliment bighulksmash, delsolrob
 
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Dose:
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Workout:
Off Recovering for Leg day tomorrow.
 
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Dose:
.5ml AM/.5ml PM(both products)

Legs AM
Squats
135x5, 10, 15, 20
235x5, 5, 5, 5
275x1

Leg Press Single Leg
4Plx20
6Plx20
8plx15
10plx12
12Plx10

Calf Raises
5x20, 2Pl

Deadlifts
135x5
225x5
315x5
365x1, 1, 1

Post Workout Cardio:
30 minutes @ 3.0 INC., 2.7 MPH

Notes:
Toast, that's all I can say. This run ends right around my first meet of the year in Lancaster, Pa. where I'm from.

Barno-Newman Classic • Police & Master Nationals. February 18, 2017
Presented By RPS - Lancaster AMVETS Post #19 - 715 Fairview Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603
 
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I appreciate it. This is just the beginning. I just put a lot of things together. Up until now I've been living in organized chaos. After living in so many places, having two kids along the way, born in two different cities, and now living near home where their parents grew up, has been hectic. Yet in a scary way, a beautiful well laid out plan. It wasn't mine. It was Gods. I had no idea after leaving home it would take 20yrs to come home. Now I can focus and get in line with my knowledge and rebuild and root myself. I'm near tons of parks and basketball courts where I lived on. I balled daily up through college. I have monstrous abs under the layer of fat, that was pre-built. See many laugh at me. I feel them constantly. This has to be the best prep yet. I'm doing it big this time. Virtus and Invictus is giving me results and it took two weeks to start to see. I'm ordering another few bottles to run a complete 8-12 weeks. Having access to tracks, parks and basketball courts opens my world heavily. I started doing two a days. trust me, for those who aren't following, their missing out. I have big plans. This is the start. Thank you for the compliment bighulksmash, delsolrob
Very inspiring! My dream is to do 2 a days! I'm actually slowly reorganizing some of my controlled chaos now to hopefully get to where I can manage it.
 
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Delts
Behind back Military Press
135x15
155x15
175x12
195x10

Lateral Raise
35lbsx3x30

DB Shoulder Shrugs
100x20
110x20
120x20

Upright Rows
135x3x10

Post Workout Cardio
30 minutes
 
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Early workout smashing Bench Day #2.

Dose: .5ml Am/Pm

Flat Bench
135x20
225x15
315x10
405x3
415x1

Notes:
A whole bunch accessory movements for my chest and upper back. Lets Go. #Summer17
 
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Dose: Am/Pm, .5ml

TriSet: DB Raises
10lbx5x20

PullUps:BW {+300} Wide Neutral Grip
5x5

Close Grip Pulldown
80lbsx4x8

Double Cable Pulldown
W/ Twist
80lbsx5x20

Lat Pulldown Single Side Smith Machine
2Plx5x20

Post Workout Cardio
[email protected] 3.0 mph

Pm: During SuperBow
Birthday DB Curls
35lbsx5x43 {Reps}
 
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HokiePride, You doing some Awesome workouts!
Appreciate that, like a I said before, this log is a game changer. Everyone I did in the past O thought I was doing something. Since moving back home, I changed everything. Staying closer to macros, nutrition and ramping up cardio. It will take a year to be where I think I will be aesthetically. I'm excited and taking this Invictus/Virtus to the next level. I'll pull the trigger on that code this week. This is my best run to date. I'm surprised I don't have more watching but I chose to not tag everyone I started to but let the results speak for itself. Thank you so much for the compliment and commenting.
 
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Dose:
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Legs AM
Squats
135x5, 10, 15, 20
235x5, 5, 5, 5
275x1

Stiff Leg Deadlifts
135x5
225x5
315x5

Deadlifts
365x1, 1, 1

Notes:
Repeated this workout post 12HR shift to begin this week. Left out cardio to hit before work tonight and add back in calves.
 
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Appreciate that, like a I said before, this log is a game changer. Everyone I did in the past O thought I was doing something. Since moving back home, I changed everything. Staying closer to macros, nutrition and ramping up cardio. It will take a year to be where I think I will be aesthetically. I'm excited and taking this Invictus/Virtus to the next level. I'll pull the trigger on that code this week. This is my best run to date. I'm surprised I don't have more watching but I chose to not tag everyone I started to but let the results speak for itself. Thank you so much for the compliment and commenting.
Keep doing what you do, and fighting through the trenches.. The Struggle is Real!
 
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Headed to the gym in a few minutes. Tonight, Back/Chest Session. Pulled the trigger on my code. Anxiously waiting for stack to arrive and I got the big one.
 
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Headed to the gym in a few minutes. Tonight, Back/Chest Session. Pulled the trigger on my code. Anxiously waiting for stack to arrive and I got the big one.
Hell yea dude, I did the same thing haha.
 

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