Saturday, December 20, 2008

MMV2 / Formadrol

A 4 week MMV2 run with the 2 week Formadrol PCT is a nice little quickie for between cycles. Take you a couple of weeks off after PCT and then take a couple more weeks off after the MMV2/Formdrol run also.

Friday, November 28, 2008

3 day split

I've been recovering for 4 days lately, but when epistane starts next week I'm going to be moving to 3 day split keeping the same workout. If I feel completely tired and it is too much, I'll add an extra recovery day successively until I'm good.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Okay the iphone has let me down enough by losing my "gym buddy" data so I'm sticking to pen and paper notebooks.

Some of the equipment at my gym is in kg, some in lb. The best part about kg is I really don't know what they represent offhand, even though I made a quick small chart from 100~160 lb before I went out yesterday. So I might actually lift more initially then planned.

Dumbbell Flyes, target is 6~10. Used: 66kg for 13 reps. Moving up to 77kg next time. However if I can't adjust the machine better for my arms, I'm going to consider dropping it for the pec deck.

Incline Press: moved immediately to this from flyes. Also, started out here to warm up and find a set a good weight for after the flyes. Target here was 1~3 reps, and I got 2 with 88kg. Warmup was 44kg, 66kg, 77kg. I'm going to keep this one at 88kg and see if I can get 3+ reps next time.

Straight arm pull down: the machine we use at the gym is off being refurbed, so I used the cables and the weight there only goes to 100. Despite that, I started with 60lb, target 6~10 reps. I did 27 (wtf) which is WAY TOO MANY and took fucking forever. I'm switching to full 100 next time, or the pullover machine. This was for lats.

Immediately jump to: Palms up pulldown, same machine (wont work if we use pullover but should be fairly quick jump over to cables). Target 6~10 reps. With 60lb I did 37 reps and said f**** this. Went to 90x6, going to 100 next time. Again, this lat pulldown machine is off being refurb for about another month (christ).

Deadlift. Target 6~10 reps, should be complete failure at rep 10. Did 18 reps, going to warm up with 4x135, then add 50 for 185 to failure (6~10).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mike Mentzer / HIT / Update

Studying Mike Mentzer and applying his studies, teaching, and philosophy in regards to training with high intensity.

I was ~171 lb the other day. Been resting for 4 days, will go back in tomorrow and hit the legs/abs.

Beta Alanine

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Each serving of Beta Alanine caps provide 2.25 grams (2250 mg) of Beta Alanine per serving.

Typical Results:

* Improved Lean Muscle and Strength Gains*
* Improved Muscular Endurance for More Productive Workouts & Training Sessions*
* Enhanced Recovery*
* Excellent Pumps*
* Delayed Fatigue *

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Do you train at a high intensity?

Would you benefit from limiting fatigue/improving endurance during your workouts?

Do you want to improve your explosive power output?

Do you want to improve your recovery time?

Do you want to get the most from your workouts?

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How does it work?

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In basic terms, that means that increasing carnosine levels allows one to train harder and longer for improved performance and results.

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How long does it take to start noticing results?

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


As of last week I'm set at 165 lbs. Trying to get at least 20g protein every 3 hours, and 20~40g casein before bed. I think 40 makes me too tired in the morning, but not sure because my alarm was accidentally set for 5 PM so when I woke up at 6:30 I was a bit confused.

Cancelling World's Gym in OC today, signed up for a place called Energy Gym a little closer to home that is also open 24 hours a day (very fucking cool). Still having a hard time closing down the HT membership at the max rate because face it, tan people are hot and I like being hot.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

6-oxo relevant post

Let me guess; You were taking 600 mgs (double recommended dose) of 6-OXO, then in one day without any tapering you drop to 0 mgs.

There by creating double estrogen levels and driving your testosterone levels down low.

6-OXO should be tapered off at no faster than 100 mgs every 4 days to be safe.