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TheStiffmeister
08-11-2009, 06:15 PM
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TheStiffmeister
08-11-2009, 06:19 PM
Current Supplements

Whey Protein Isolate
Creatine Gluconate, taurine
Fish Oil Caps
Multivitamin
EC
Green Tea



Diet
Eating roughly 2400 calories a day. Eating 6 meals a day. Will adjust calories accordingly to how I feel. I will have a re-fead/cheat day during the week.

Carbs

Oats
Banana
Rice
Naan
Paratha
Dextrose
Potato (either white or sweet)

Protein

Grilled Chicken
Lean Steak
Eggs
Fish (tuna or tilapia)
Milk

Fats

Fish oil caps
Fats in the foods (some saturated in steak)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Almonds



Exercise
I will be doing cardio twice a day 6 days a week. I will be using IntrAbolic during cardio especially in the morning on an empty stomach and during my weights.

Weights are going to be performed 4-5 days a week. Days may vary depending on how I feel and if I am still sore or feeling tired. Sample 4-day spread will be:

Monday: Chest/Back
Tuesday: Legs
Wednesday: Shoulders
Thursday: no weights
Friday: Arms
Saturday: no weights
Sunday: no weights

TheStiffmeister
08-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Day 1: Servings of IntrAbolic used : 2

Cardio:
Cardio was performed on an empty stomach. I took 1 serving of IntrAbolic. It tasted really good. Cardio felt great. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill inclined at a speed of 3.8.


Weights:
Today I went in the gym to do chest and back. Here are the exercises:

Warm-up: Arm Bike 5 minutes, stretching for 15 minutes, light weights on back and chest.

Everything was performed as supersets of opposing muscle groups. I did a set of chest followed by a set of back. I was drenched in sweat. I tried not to go too heavy since I am on a calorie deficit and I am a bit tired today.

Flat DB Press
45 z 15
55 x 15
65 x 12
65 x 12
75 x 12
85 x 12
95 x 12

Pull-downs
70 x 12
85 x 12
100 x 15
120 x 12
130 x 12
140 x 10
160 x 12

Incline Barbell Bench
135 x 15
155 x 15
175 x 10
175 x 10

T-Bar Row
90 x 15
115 x 15
115 x 15
115 x 15

Machine Flys
65 x 15
75 x 15
85 x 15
105 x 15
115 x 12
135 x 15
135 x 15

Cable Row
120 x 15
135 x 15

Pulldown Machine
160 x 12
160 x 12
160 x 12



I felt really tired today especially before going to the gym. I usually go a lot heavier, but today I felt so tired even on incline bench where 175 is still warmup sets for me, I just felt carb depleted. Needless to say, I just kept the reps higher and worked through it.

SHOWTIME
08-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Yo yo Yo

Lets do this!

The Solution
08-11-2009, 06:58 PM
Ever read what Lyle McDonald says about weight training / cutting? Just curious...

Good stuff bro ;) always following.

TheStiffmeister
08-11-2009, 07:05 PM
Ever read what Lyle McDonald says about weight training / cutting? Just curious...

Good stuff bro ;) always following.

No I haven't, is it any good?

The Solution
08-11-2009, 07:05 PM
No I haven't, is it any good?

Hes a diet/training guru for a reason. Cut back volume and increase intensity, you will see much better muscle sparing on a cut.

www.bodyrecomposition.com

you have a lot of reading to do.

B1GinNY82307
08-11-2009, 07:07 PM
Nice start and let's continue to roll son!! :D

TheStiffmeister
08-11-2009, 07:10 PM
Hes a diet/training guru for a reason. Cut back volume and increase intensity, you will see much better muscle sparing on a cut.

www.bodyrecomposition.com

you have a lot of reading to do.

ya i usually do pyramids, but today i was too tired to go heavy. eyes kinda droopy etc. didnt wanna go heavy and risk injury.

I own girth control by Alan A. it is pretty decent.

ATHLETIC EDGE NUTRITION
08-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Good luck, I'm following

Wolf-Baron
08-11-2009, 09:29 PM
I had some great experiences with intrAbolic
I hope the same will go for you

Subbed :)

TheStiffmeister
08-12-2009, 08:07 PM
Day 2: Two servings


Today cardio went well, same as usual, 3.8 on treadmill 30 minutes with an incline.

Tonight I hit the weights to do legs, I was very tired but I learned a lesson today. After my warmups and stretching my left hip was sore and was bothering me during my squats warmups. I could not understand it. Then it hit me.....no i was not a "psyklopse", I had did heavy dumbbell presses the day before. I put them on my knees and kick them back when going back on the bench. So this actually made my hips sore and fatigued so I couldnt lift heavy. Lesson learned.


Warmups: Bike 10 minutes, light treadmill, stretching, leg extensions, leg curls, hip adduction, hip abduction

squats
95 x 12
95 x 12
135 x 12
135 x 12
185 x 12
185 x 12
at this point my hip was bothering me so i didnt go any heavier

Deadlifts
135 x 15
135 x 15
185 x 15
185 x 12
185 x 12

Leg extensions
155 x 12
195 x 12
205 x 12
235 x 12
255 x 9

Lying Leg Curls
120 x 12
145 x 10
145 x 10
165 x 9
165 x 9

not bad, just wish my hip wasnt hurting so I could have gone heavier on squats and deadlifts. lesson learned. day off between day 1 and squats.

TheStiffmeister
08-13-2009, 09:08 PM
Day 3: 2 servings

Today was a good day.

Warmup with armbike, then various weights and 15 min of stretching.

Standing DB Shoulder Press
25x10
30x10
35x10
40x10
45x10

Seated DB Press
45x10
55x10
65x8
75x8

Hammer Strength Shoulders
90x12
145x10
145x10
90x10

Lateral Raises
15x15
20x10
25x10
30x12
30x8

Bent Over Reverse Laterals DB
15x12
20x12
25x12
30x10
35x8
40x8
40x8

Shrugs
75x15
85x10
95x10
95x10

Front Raises
15x10
20x10
25x10
30x9

Today felt good, endurance was really good as well. I wasn't conking out. I wasnt exhausted after my sets and I had a great pump. Good workout!

ndiguy
08-13-2009, 09:10 PM
Looks good so far man, I'll be watching this

UWBodybuilding
08-13-2009, 09:23 PM
"Don't want to go too heavy"

95 X 12 on DB Bench Press LOL

Sick volume on the shoulders today. Keep it up!

SHOWTIME
08-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Day 3: 2 servings


Today felt good, endurance was really good as well. I wasn't conking out. I wasnt exhausted after my sets and I had a great pump. Good workout!

To me, this is one of IntrAbolics GREATEST effects on training.

TheStiffmeister
08-13-2009, 09:29 PM
"Don't want to go too heavy"

95 X 12 on DB Bench Press LOL

Sick volume on the shoulders today. Keep it up!

thanks man! hitting up arms tomorrow. will see how it goes!

TheStiffmeister
08-13-2009, 09:30 PM
To me, this is one of IntrAbolics GREATEST effects on training.

well i definitely did a lot of sets, granted they werent all to failure but i still felt good at the end of it all

SHOWTIME
08-13-2009, 09:39 PM
For this

Hammer Strength Shoulders
90x12
145x10
145x10
90x10

That is per side right?

TheStiffmeister
08-13-2009, 10:10 PM
For this

Hammer Strength Shoulders
90x12
145x10
145x10
90x10

That is per side right?

nah just total. per side was just a 45 and 25 then up and down a little from there. nothing too heavy just going for a lil burn after doing dumbbells. i dont like those hammer strengths too much, i am very tall so even with the seat all the way down the point to where i start the lift is far too low for me. I also dont like the weird restricted range of motion. maybe it is the ones at my gym.

I have done 90 and 115 on each side before, but i'm worried of should problems (had some in the past), so I try to stay away from that same with shoulder press machine.

B1GinNY82307
08-14-2009, 05:55 AM
Very nice w/ the shoulder pressing...if you don't mind me asking, what type of shoulder problems have you had?

TheStiffmeister
08-14-2009, 07:42 AM
Very nice w/ the shoulder pressing...if you don't mind me asking, what type of shoulder problems have you had?

possible tear before. that's why i take it easy. all heard up now but i always get worried about going heavy on anything now.

B1GinNY82307
08-14-2009, 08:01 AM
possible tear before. that's why i take it easy. all heard up now but i always get worried about going heavy on anything now.

you didn't get it checked?

I had the same issue and didn't really utilize free-weights (benching,rowing, etc.) and HAD to stay away from shoulder pressing...

now it's a lot better and almost back to where I used to be in regards to shoulder pressing...

TheStiffmeister
08-14-2009, 09:05 AM
you didn't get it checked?

I had the same issue and didn't really utilize free-weights (benching,rowing, etc.) and HAD to stay away from shoulder pressing...

now it's a lot better and almost back to where I used to be in regards to shoulder pressing...

no i did get an mri and had rehab. not a full tear. :)

UNCnate
08-15-2009, 02:15 PM
Subbed.

TheStiffmeister
08-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Day 4: 2 servings

Cardio went very well. Same as usual 3.8 on incline on treadmill for 30 minutes

Warmups: arm-bike and exercise bike

Rubberband warmups for shoulders and arms.

Arms done as supersets (biceps set + triceps set)

Barbell Curls
45x10
65x10
75x10
85x10
95x8
105x8
115x6

Closegrip Bench
95x10
115x10
135x10
155x10
175x10
185x8
195x6

Hammer Curls DB
25x10
30x10
35x10
40x10
45x8

Tricep French Press DB Overhead
55x10
65x10
75x10
85x10
90x8

Wrist curls DB
40x15
45x10

Reverse Wrist Curls DB
15x15
20x12

Workout felt great! I had some good rest and went in and did some great sets. A+ workout!

B1GinNY82307
08-16-2009, 02:08 PM
I would say so!!!

Great stuff with blasting arms!

TheStiffmeister
08-16-2009, 02:13 PM
I would say so!!!

Great stuff with blasting arms!

thanks man! arms are my weakpoint

B1GinNY82307
08-17-2009, 05:18 AM
thanks man! arms are my weakpoint

seemd pretty good to me! :o :)

Big-E.
08-17-2009, 05:21 AM
Definitely worth a try

B1GinNY82307
08-17-2009, 05:57 AM
Definitely worth a try

are you referring to IntrAbolic?

SHOWTIME
08-17-2009, 11:51 AM
are you referring to IntrAbolic?

are you referring to IntrAbolic?

gainweightnow
08-17-2009, 12:20 PM
are you referring to IntrAbolic?

are you referring to IntrAbolic?

B1GinNY82307
08-17-2009, 12:22 PM
will this help me gainz the musclez!?!?



yes I am referring to IntrAbolic

TheStiffmeister
08-18-2009, 06:55 PM
So i am really really liking this flavor guys. It mixes well. I blended it with Ice wich was def a nice treat. It holds its strength when i dilute it with more water as I lift.

Ill post a full review in the product review section.


Day 5: cardio went well. Servings used = 1


Day 6: Chest Back Cardio: Servings used = 2

Today I went to the gym, slept about 5.5 hours yet I still had a good workout. I was surprised. I wasnt benching at my general working sets of 235 but the intensity was great.

All supersets with no rest between. 1 set chest 1 set back

Warmup: armbike 5 min, bike 5 min, rubber bands, stretching, light exercises


Bench PRESS BB
45x50
95x20
135x15
155x15
175x12
195x10
215x10
225x6

PullUps
12
10
10
10
10
10

Incline DB Press
65x12
75x8
75x12
85x10

Bent Over Barbell Row
115x20
135x12
155x12
175x12

Flat DB Flys
40x15
40x15
45x15
45x15

Bent over DB Rows
65x12
75x12
85x12
85x10

I felt great in this workout. I would like to go heavier but not without a full 8 hours. I was drenched in sweat. The nonstop lifting is really tough and challenging and taxes my endurance but I do see much improvement. For flys i dont go heavy out of fear of shoulder injury. All my exercises were performed super slow on up and down. 3 seconds for bringing the weight down and 2 seconds for the way back up.

Felt really good.

UNCnate
08-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Nice workout.

DaveGabe24
08-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Great stuff stiff....



wtf, where the hell have I been right?? :confused: :p Better late than never!!



By the way, there is no real benefit of having a slow concentric movement. Try being explosive on the concentric part, and controlled/slow with the eccentric part.

Looking good though, any questions or anything...feel free to post em ;)

TheStiffmeister
08-18-2009, 08:02 PM
Great stuff stiff....



wtf, where the hell have I been right?? :confused: :p Better late than never!!



By the way, there is no real benefit of having a slow concentric movement. Try being explosive on the concentric part, and controlled/slow with the eccentric part.

Looking good though, any questions or anything...feel free to post em ;)

thanks man, i was alwasy afraid of being too explosive and the weight moving too fast on way up. going slow definitely has helped me a ton. haha

DaveGabe24
08-18-2009, 08:30 PM
thanks man, i was alwasy afraid of being too explosive and the weight moving too fast on way up. going slow definitely has helped me a ton. haha

Too explosive??? Whats that mean?? :confused: :o

SHOWTIME
08-18-2009, 08:32 PM
Too explosive??? Whats that mean?? :confused: :o

This^^^^

TheStiffmeister
08-19-2009, 01:24 PM
Too explosive??? Whats that mean?? :confused: :o

oh sorry, like lets say you put 95 lbs bench press up, it is really easy, almost too easy. if you moved it explosively and fast at the top you may be catching it to slow the speed down. id be a bit worried that i may throw off my balance and possibly injure. unless this is not what you meant by explosive.

Wolf-Baron
08-19-2009, 05:19 PM
good workout you've got going on there

TheStiffmeister
08-19-2009, 06:18 PM
Workout 7:

Today, I went to go do legs, but my hamstring was a bit sore probably from bent over rows. So, i did shoulders instead.

Warmup: 5 minutes armbike, 7 minutes bike, light weights, stretching, bands

Shoulder Press Seated
45x12
95x12
115x12
135x10
155x10
175x8
185x6

Upright Rows
65x12
75x12
85x10
95x10
115x9
115x9

Dips
15
15
15

Shrugs Barbell (I gotta get me some lifting straps)
225x12
225x12
185x12

Bent Over Flys DB
15x10
25x10
35x10
45x10

Good workout, felt great. I was able to wrap it up in 30 minutes.

SHOWTIME
08-19-2009, 06:44 PM
oh sorry, like lets say you put 95 lbs bench press up, it is really easy, almost too easy. if you moved it explosively and fast at the top you may be catching it to slow the speed down. id be a bit worried that i may throw off my balance and possibly injure. unless this is not what you meant by explosive.

I am not sure if you are serious, and I cannot speak for Dave, but I would assume he is not saying go all out balls to the wall explosive on your warm up sets. He was trying to help you out by saying you do nto need to go slow during the upward push on the bench press (although you would go slower when warming up as to not injure yourself) when you get to 300, 345+ you will need every bit of explosiveness to get it up and lock it out.

B1GinNY82307
08-20-2009, 04:46 AM
oh sorry, like lets say you put 95 lbs bench press up, it is really easy, almost too easy. if you moved it explosively and fast at the top you may be catching it to slow the speed down. id be a bit worried that i may throw off my balance and possibly injure. unless this is not what you meant by explosive.

Are you more worried about re-injuring the shoulder or something along the lines that nature?


BTW, nice workouts thus far! Also like the fact that you understood/listened to your body and opted against Legs and did shoulders...

DaveGabe24
08-20-2009, 07:19 AM
I am not sure if you are serious, and I cannot speak for Dave, but I would assume he is not saying go all out balls to the wall explosive on your warm up sets. He was trying to help you out by saying you do nto need to go slow during the upward push on the bench press (although you would go slower when warming up as to not injure yourself) when you get to 300, 345+ you will need every bit of explosiveness to get it up and lock it out.

x2, this is what I was referring to.

Warm-ups are just that...warming up.

However, all of your working sets whether 50% or 100%, should still be done explosively.

TheStiffmeister
08-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Are you more worried about re-injuring the shoulder or something along the lines that nature?


BTW, nice workouts thus far! Also like the fact that you understood/listened to your body and opted against Legs and did shoulders...

ya, i live in fear tell you the truth. ive tweaked my pec muscle before triceps, etc. small injuries strains here and there. i just get worried with speed and exploding that i could risk re-injury or something.

ill give it a try and see how it goes though, today im doing legs so explosive it shall be.

ya it is all about how you feel. you take days off when your body tells you it needs a day off. i used to be stuck in the mind that chest must be monday no matter what. once i grew away from that and went by what my body was telling me, i was getting better results and feeling better recovery.

TheStiffmeister
08-20-2009, 02:15 PM
x2, this is what I was referring to.

Warm-ups are just that...warming up.

However, all of your working sets whether 50% or 100%, should still be done explosively.

thanks for the info, ill give it a try today :) i used to just go and feel the weight as i lifted it. i.e. when doing leg extensions i would mentally visualize the muscle i am training and feel it as i moved it slowly. it changed my results. i.e. doing shoulder press but letting my shoulders do most of the work vs triceps doing most.

TheStiffmeister
08-20-2009, 07:45 PM
Workout 8: Legs used 2 full servings for today.

So last week, i had the soreness in my hip from the weights the night before. Today i didnt have that problem.

To warmup I did 5 minutes of cycling followed by 5 minutes of elliptical. I felt my legs tiring a little on the elliptical but thats ok. I was getting them good and warm. Next I went over to leg curls and extensions and did supersets to get blood flow going and a feel for the contraction.

I then went on to stretch my groin, hips, quads, glutes, hamstrings, back, shoulders for about 10 minutes or so.


Squats Ass To Ground
45x10 was checking form feeling for any soreness, stretched
95x10 stretching followed
135x10 stretching followed
135x12
I felt pretty decent was dripping sweat already at this point. Haven't been going ass to the ground for a while. I wanted to get the full extension on these to make sure I was using my glutes and hamstrings and not depending on my knees as the 1/2 way do

155x12 towel off after this and whiped my eyes full of sweat
175x12
185x10
195x10
205x10
At this point I was fully drenched and breathing like a madman. My HR was up there

Leg Press
90x10
185x10
270x10
360x12
360x12
360x12

Leg Curls
120x15
140x10
155x10
155x10

Leg Extensions
175x10
195x10
205x10
265x9

Calves Seated
155x15
205x15
265x15
265x12
265x12

Stairmaster 10 minutes (ugh)

Wolf-Baron
08-20-2009, 07:47 PM
good job on the workout :)

TheStiffmeister
08-20-2009, 07:54 PM
good job on the workout :)

thanks man, ATG squats are hard for me. I am 6'1" with long ass legs (people think im much taller than 6'1" though). Doing squats like that is hard bc of the full range of motion. Im sitting here in complete Awe right now lol.

Wolf-Baron
08-20-2009, 07:57 PM
thanks man, ATG squats are hard for me. I am 6'1" with long ass legs (people think im much taller than 6'1" though). Doing squats like that is hard bc of the full range of motion. Im sitting here in complete Awe right now lol.

lol don't worry, once you put on more muscle your height will make you look like a beast!!

keep it up

TheStiffmeister
08-20-2009, 08:07 PM
lol don't worry, once you put on more muscle your height will make you look like a beast!!

keep it up

ahha thanks man. my quads are 27 inches right now. id love if they were like 30 and shredded. that takes major hardwork though.

B1GinNY82307
08-21-2009, 07:10 AM
good feeling when you workout legs, sweat and drenched...:cool:

TheStiffmeister
08-21-2009, 07:11 AM
good feeling when you workout legs, sweat and drenched...:cool:

if you say so, i was like someone get me a freakin chair bc i dont think im gonna make it lol. its nice knowing you dont have to do them for another 7 days lol.

TheStiffmeister
08-24-2009, 08:10 PM
Workout 9: 2 servings Arms Day
Workout 10: 2 servings Cardio day

Arms day

Today was a good day. I was able to fly through my sets and I had an awesome pump. I didn't feel like fatigue was an issue and I finished my workout in 40 minutes. Very good workout. All these exercises were done in a Bicep Superset with Tricep Fashion

warmup: arm bike, bike, rubber bands, light curls and rope pulleys, stretching


Alternating Dumbbell Curl
15x15
20x15
25x10
30x10
35x10
40x8
40x8

Incline Skull Crushers
50x15
60x12
70x12
80x10
80x10
90x8
90x8

Bicep Cable Curls
80x9
80x9
90x8
90x8
90x8

Tricep Pulley Rope
40x12
50x12
60x10
70x8
85x8
85x6

Wrist Curls DB
45x15
45x15
50x12
50x12

Reverse Wrist Curls DB
15x15
20x12
20x10
20x10

I feel it was a good workout today. I had good pump and I know I got a lot of arm work during the week from my other exercises so this was mainly a pump up day for me.

TheStiffmeister
08-24-2009, 08:18 PM
Workout 11: Chest and Back Day Super Sets

Tonight's workout was really good today. Today I did pre-fatigue sets to wear my chest out before I lifted then immediately at the fatigue point I did presses. The pump was out of control. My endurance was through the rough!!! I slept 5 hours last night and I was really impressed with the level I brought it at. Everything was done as a set of chest then a set of back. The amount of sweat coming out my body was ridiculous. I was fully drenched. This workout took me 40 minutes tonight. The pump was amazing. I cannot even tell you. I felt great and looked great. After leaving the gym people were doing double takes on me when I went to run a few errands. I cannot wait until I do chest and back again. The pump ignites a fire in me.

Warmups: armbike, bands, stretching, fly machine, cable rows, pulldowns, machine press, barbell bench press 135x25, 135x25

Dumbbells Flat Press
40x15
50x15
50x15
60x12
70x12
80x12
90x12
100x8

Pull-downs
70x15
100x15
100x15
120x15
140x12
140x12
140x10
160x9

Incline Flys w/ Drop Sets to Incline Dumbbell Press
35x12 DS 50x12
35x12 DS 50x10
35x12 DS 50x10
35x12 DS 50x10

Machine Rows
120x15
140x12
140x12
160x8

Pushups
25
25
25

RubberBand Rows
25
25
25

TheStiffmeister
08-24-2009, 08:28 PM
BTW, if anyone wants to know what I think of intrabolic read below:


i just got a tub of Apple flavor and two tubs of Citrus Ice flavor. That should explain it all!!!!!

Honestly, I like other intraworkout products but so far I really like this product. The Berry flavor is great. It smells weird in powder form (protein smell), but the taste is great and long lasting. I will definitely continue using this product after my log.

I just wish there was more servings in a container, like maybe a Larger IntrAbolic container in the future? That would be groovy baby!

SHOWTIME
08-24-2009, 08:48 PM
Solid workouts, and thank you for the update on your thoughts of IntrAbolic. I truly believe it is an amazing product. I thought this way before I was a rep for AEN, people that met me at the 08 Arnold Classic can back me up there. I use IntrAbolic as much as I can meaning almost every single workout, ans some cardio and boxing sessions.

IMBAK
08-24-2009, 09:35 PM
BTW, if anyone wants to know what I think of intrabolic read below:


i just got a tub of Apple flavor and two tubs of Citrus Ice flavor. That should explain it all!!!!!


Glad you are liking it too...going through it a bit quicker than I am, but the strength recovery gains I've had on it so far have been phenomenal...I too will definitely be ordering more of this stuff...

TheStiffmeister
08-24-2009, 09:38 PM
Glad you are liking it too...going through it a bit quicker than I am, but the strength recovery gains I've had on it so far have been phenomenal...I too will definitely be ordering more of this stuff...

ya man definitely. well i am doing cardio and weights, so im hitting 2 servings up. it runs out fast that way though.

B1GinNY82307
08-31-2009, 08:51 AM
What's going on Stiff?? Sea you got a few other tubs! ;)
























































Should have expected that! :p :D

TheStiffmeister
09-02-2009, 01:39 PM
sorry for no update guys. i went out of town still got my workouts in, but the transmission in my car went. was stranded.

SUCKS BAD!!!! car is shifting at weird RPM and speeds

1st to 2nd gear is at 20 mph

2nd to 3rd is at 41 and at 4000-5000 rpm.


no idea what the hell happened. had some minor work done on the car, pull out of mechanic and wham i was like umm this isnt shifting right.

ill post the log updates tonight :)

TheStiffmeister
09-02-2009, 01:40 PM
What's going on Stiff?? Sea you got a few other tubs! ;)



Should have expected that! :p :D

yep got the new tubs. ill say this though, wildberry is by far the best tasting one out of all of them.

wild berry > citrus > green apple

TheStiffmeister
09-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Servings: 2

Warmups: Bike 10 minutes, light treadmill, stretching, leg extensions, leg curls, hip adduction, hip abduction

squats
95 x 12
95 x 12
135 x 12
135 x 12
185 x 12
185 x 12

Deadlifts
135 x 15
135 x 15
185 x 15
185 x 12
185 x 12

Leg extensions
155 x 12
195 x 12
235 x 12
255 x 10
265 x 10

Seated Leg Curls
120 x 12
145 x 10
145 x 10
165 x 9
165 x 9

Stairmaster 20 minutes (omg!!!!)

Felt pretty good on this training day. The reps were rocking me. I was drenched. The stairmaster after all this did me in!

TheStiffmeister
09-03-2009, 08:05 PM
Servings : 2

Warmup: 5 minutes armbike, 7 minutes bike, light weights, stretching, bands

Shoulder Press Seated
45x12
95x12
115x12
135x10
155x10
175x10
185x10

Upright Rows
65x12
75x12
85x10
95x10
115x9
115x9

Dips
15
15
15

Shrugs Barbell (I gotta get me some lifting straps)
225x12
225x12
185x12

Bicep Curl Bar
75x8
85x8
95x9
105x6

Tricep French Press DB
65x10
75x10
85x10
90x10

This was a great workout! My arms were definitely destroyed at the end of this workout. The upright rows really got my biceps so the curls were exhausting!

TheStiffmeister
09-03-2009, 08:10 PM
Servings: 2

10 minutes arm bike warmup, bands, light weights & stretching

Flys
35x10
35x10
40x10
45x10
45x10

Pullups
10
10
10
8
8

Bench Press After Pre-exhaustion

135x10
155x10
175x10
185x10
185x10
185x10

Lat Pull Down Side Grip
125x12
135x10
145x10
155x9
155x9
155x9

Cable Rows
125x9
135x9
165x8

Pushups
25
25
25

Today i was trying something different in my approach. I wanted a pre-exhaustion of the muscle so i wouldnt have to go that hard since it would already be fatigued. It was a really good workout in my opinion.

TheStiffmeister
09-03-2009, 09:15 PM
Servings: 2

So today, my hip was a little sore (no idea why seems muscular). I went to warmup with squats and noticed it after stretching, so I decided to skip squats and do the leg press instead.

Warmups: 15 minutes exercise bike, stretching, leg extensions, curls, hip adduction and abduction.

Leg Press
180x15
270x10
270x10
360x10
450x10
540x10
540x9

Deadlifts
135x10
135x10
185x10
185x10
225x8
225x8 (losing grip not leg strength)

Leg Extensions
165x10
195x10
235x10
250x10
265x10

Leg Curls Seated
145x10
165x10
185x10
195x7

Calves Seated
205x15
225x10
225x10

Exercise Bike 10 minutes

I think this was a good day today. My only complaints was the hip strain and the losing my grip on deadlifts. I don't have any lifting straps and I do deadlifts with both palms facing me. I need to get some lifting straps!!

The leg press definitely went up from previous. I was happy about that. My leg extensions had my quads burning. Hopefully next week, i can have some lifting straps and be healed up.

5Six
09-03-2009, 09:46 PM
Holy crap. You have great shoulder presses :eek: And strong leg extensions, too!

TheStiffmeister
09-03-2009, 10:45 PM
Holy crap. You have great shoulder presses :eek: And strong leg extensions, too!

thanks man. ive one time maxed out the leg extensions once upon a time ago.

if i could just get everything else way up there that would be awesome.

TheStiffmeister
09-03-2009, 11:48 PM
today i got crazy tingles mid workout. i started freaking out lol. i could feel it all over my face. is this what it feels like to be on meth? lol

B1GinNY82307
09-05-2009, 08:23 PM
sorry for no update guys. i went out of town still got my workouts in, but the transmission in my car went. was stranded.

SUCKS BAD!!!! car is shifting at weird RPM and speeds

1st to 2nd gear is at 20 mph

2nd to 3rd is at 41 and at 4000-5000 rpm.


no idea what the hell happened. had some minor work done on the car, pull out of mechanic and wham i was like umm this isnt shifting right.

ill post the log updates tonight :)

It's all good man!! Hows the car running now?


yep got the new tubs. ill say this though, wildberry is by far the best tasting one out of all of them.

wild berry > citrus > green apple

hahaha! Matches many other people's feelings.

I seriously hope that you give GA a long, fair shot, b/c I think it only gets better with use.


BTW, sick workouts! Great idea switching it up and using pre-exhaustion on your chest,...listening to your body and forgoing squats...



today i got crazy tingles mid workout. i started freaking out lol. i could feel it all over my face. is this what it feels like to be on meth? lol

;)

BTW, when you did the shoulder presses, were they HS, machine or BB??

TheStiffmeister
09-06-2009, 05:55 PM
It's all good man!! Hows the car running now?



hahaha! Matches many other people's feelings.

I seriously hope that you give GA a long, fair shot, b/c I think it only gets better with use.


BTW, sick workouts! Great idea switching it up and using pre-exhaustion on your chest,...listening to your body and forgoing squats...




;)

BTW, when you did the shoulder presses, were they HS, machine or BB??


eh car not running so hot. im gonna try to change the transmission fluid to see if that helps. it is hard shifting out of NOWHERE.

as far as shoulders goes, that is barbell. the machine crap is too low at starting point for me.

5Six
09-06-2009, 05:57 PM
thanks man. ive one time maxed out the leg extensions once upon a time ago.

if i could just get everything else way up there that would be awesome.

In time man. In time.

I'm looking to get back up to 405 on deads after an injury. But it'll be awhile :(

TheStiffmeister
09-06-2009, 06:11 PM
2 Servings

Shoulders & Arms

warmup: armbike 5 minutes, bike 5 minutes, stretching, light flys, reverse flys, lateral and front raises, pulldowns and tricep rope

Standing Overhead Press SuperSet with Dumbbell Overhead Press
95x12
95x12
105x10
115x10
125x10 ss 60x10
135x10 ss 65x10
135x8 ss 65x10

Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Machine (per side)
45x12
55x12
70x12
70x12

Lateral Raises DB
20x12
25x12
30x10
35x9
35x9

Hammer Curls DB
20x12
25x12
30x12
35x10
40x8
45x8

Tricep Incline Skull Crusher
55x12
65x12
75x12
85x10
95x10
95x10

Preacher Curl
85x10
95x10
105x10
115x6

Tricep Dip Press Down Machine
165x20
185x20
195x20
225x20

Cable Cross Curls (per side)
20x15

Reverse Tricep Cable Pushdown
75x15

Wrist Curls DB
50x10
50x10
50x10

Reverse Wrist Curls DB
15x15
20x11
25x10

Cooldown: 5 minute Arm Bike full speed, stretching, bike 5 minutes, stretching

Good workout today. Didn't go super heavy for arms since I was doing shoulders with them today. I felt good. Overhead press was difficult bc of the stabilization and no spotter involved so I didn't want to push it very hard. I am not a fan of that hammer strength machine bc even with the seat all the way down the shoulder pressing starts too low for me to comfortably start off. I can definitely lift more but is just getting my shoulders locked off.

TheStiffmeister
09-06-2009, 06:12 PM
In time man. In time.

I'm looking to get back up to 405 on deads after an injury. But it'll be awhile :(

ya i hear ya man. i been lifting chest with an injury. soreness in where the pec attaches to the shoulder. Right by the bicep tendon. I definitely did it by chance when I was doing Cable Cross overs and squeezing the muscle for ultra contraction. just a freak thing but it been nagging me for a few weeks now. Otherwise I'd go Ape doing my chest workouts.

TheStiffmeister
09-07-2009, 09:29 AM
gf just gave me some ****. im going to use this to rage the hell out in the gym. heading to do chest and back..... lol

TheStiffmeister
09-07-2009, 01:53 PM
Servings: 3

Chest & Back

Today was awesome!!!! I used 3 servings of IntrAbolic for this workout just to see what happens. I will use another for my cardio this evening. Phenomenal workout. Again as usual, I do supersets with opposing muscle groups. I was drenched in sweat. I had to keep using paper towels to towel myself off. This was a good workout for me today. All my lifts have been going up despite the fact that my cals have been cut. My pump was out of control. My arms were so pumped up that flexing my arm to the side as if i was doing a hammer curl makes the skin stretch so much that a visible line across the arm from tricep to bicep was clear. Not a stretch mark though. A lot of people complimenting me on my lifts too and visual progress I am making. This was an awesome day.


Warmup: armbike 5 min, bike 5 min, stretching, rubber bands, pull downs, press machine, DB press, rows

Flat DB Press (warmups)
45x12
55x12
65x12

Pull Downs (warmups)
85x15
100x12
120x12

Incline Barbell Press
135x12
155x12
175x12
195x10
215x8

T-Bar Rows
90x12
115x10
135x10
135x8
115x9

Flat DB Press
85x12
95x10
95x10

Bent over DB Rows (each db)
85x12
90x10
95x10

Flys DB
40x12
40x12

Pull Downs (Hands to side)
140x12
160x8

Fly Machine
140x10

Pull Overs Cable
40x20

Hanging Leg raises SS Rope Crunches
10, 80x10
10, 80x10
10, 80x10

Hyperextensions
10
10
10

Oblique Crunches
10
10
10

Cool Down: Armbike 5 min, stretching

TheStiffmeister
09-08-2009, 09:35 AM
today im feeling pretty whiped out. back is sore, chest is sore. just mixed 2 scoops into the water bottle. gonna try to do legs today...... egads

my breakfast isnt even super charging me:
6 egg whites, 1/2 egg yolk,
1 scoop choc myofusion, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup oats blended with ice (nom nom nom)

TheStiffmeister
09-09-2009, 08:04 AM
Servings Used: 2

Legs


Leg day was a wild day. Hip was sore. I figure that it the upper part of the muscle in the quads (the flexors) that is the sore part. I am gonna rehab it a little.

I used a heating pad, biked 10 minutes, walked 5 minutes, stretched, leg extensions, leg curls, hip adduction and abduction

Squats
95x10
95x10

I wasnt feeling them so I switched to front squats to put more on the quads than hips

Front Squats
95x12
95x12
115x12
115x12
135x12
135x10

Deadlifts
135x10
135x10
185x10

I was just super sore today in the back from the bent over rows and hyper extensions. I decided I shouldnt go up on deadlifts and risk injury.

Leg Extensions 1 leg
55x10
75x10
85x10
95x9
105x9

Glute Machine (like a 1 leg squat thing)
100x10
120x10
140x10
140x10

Seated Calves
200x20
235x20
250x15
275x15
275x15


Overall I think todays workout could have been a lot better. I didnt get a full night rest, my hip got sore, and i was very sore from the previous day workout. I definitely need a full day between the chest/back and legs.

B1GinNY82307
09-09-2009, 09:38 AM
still put forth a great effort. I could imagine after a nice day of Chest/Back, it would be a bit sore for legs following it.

TheStiffmeister
09-09-2009, 04:14 PM
still put forth a great effort. I could imagine after a nice day of Chest/Back, it would be a bit sore for legs following it.

ya the whole midsection was very sore and fatigued.

TheStiffmeister
09-10-2009, 07:53 AM
wow this cardio every day is killing me :(

i officially hate cardio more than anything ever. doing this much cardio makes me appreciate being lean and fear adding fat again bc ill have to do cardio again lol.

TheStiffmeister
09-11-2009, 02:44 PM
Servings Used: 3

Shoulders

So today was pretty good day. I used up 1 serving for cardio and 2 for weights today. I am really enjoying this product a lot. Today's weights were pretty decent. I was functioning on 5 hours sleep (cat woke me). The gym was ICE COLD!!!!! I was freezing. I had a jump suit on zipped up my neck and put on lifting gloves to help warm my hands. I had to put my hands in my pockets between sets. I seriously considered canceling my membership bc of this temperature. What temp is it in your gym guys? I dont know why they are blasting the AC in mine.

Warmups: armbike 5 min, bike 10 min, stretch, light weights

Shoulder Press DB
25x12
30x12
35x12
40x12
45x12
60x12
70x10
75x10
80x9

Upright Rows
60x12
80x12
90x12
100x12
110x10

Front Raises DB
20x12
25x10
30x10
35x10
40x10

Smith Shrug (do not like this machine or locked angle)
225x12
275x10

Shoulder Press Machine
120x12
130x10
155x10

Hanging Leg Raises
12, 12, 12

Machine Crunch
12, 12, 12

Hyperextensions
12,12,12

Hanging Oblique Crunch
12, 12, 12


Overall a good workout. A little tired from all the cardio I been doing and the non fullnight rest didnt help. Pump was great and the veins through my shoulders were awesome today. Just wish the gym was warmer so I could get better workouts in. The cold shuts me down.

B1GinNY82307
09-15-2009, 06:19 AM
wow this cardio every day is killing me :(

i officially hate cardio more than anything ever. doing this much cardio makes me appreciate being lean and fear adding fat again bc ill have to do cardio again lol.

lulz! I KNOW that feeling!! Me cutting down from 19% BF to <10% requires lots of cardio and while I "enjoyed" it...I don't want to go through that again...:p


And regarding temp at the gym..there was only 1 gym that had wrong temps at wrong times...but dealt with it...sucks...

IMBAK
09-15-2009, 07:28 AM
I was functioning on 5 hours sleep (cat woke me). The gym was ICE COLD!!!!! I was freezing. I had a jump suit on zipped up my neck and put on lifting gloves to help warm my hands. I had to put my hands in my pockets between sets. I seriously considered canceling my membership bc of this temperature. What temp is it in your gym guys? I dont know why they are blasting the AC in mine.
.....Overall a good workout. A little tired from all the cardio I been doing and the non fullnight rest didnt help. Pump was great and the veins through my shoulders were awesome today. Just wish the gym was warmer so I could get better workouts in. The cold shuts me down.

Painful to workout in gyms that are too damn cold...I just can't get going when that happens...usually my gym has been pretty good about that, but I find when I'm already a little run down from excessive cardio or a lack of sleep (kids not cats) I'm hyper-sensitive to colder temps...

looks like a good workout anyway...sick volume on your shoulder press....

TheStiffmeister
09-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Arms day

Servings Used: 3

Today was a pretty decent day, I didnt want to really overdo it with the arms since the upright rows had me pretty sore in my biceps already. I had a pretty good workout though. Cardio was killer in the am, drenched with sweat from just walking at 3.8 on incline for 30 minutes.

Warmup: armbike 5 min, bike 5 min, stretching and weights

Straight Barbell Curls SuperSet with Tricep Kickbacks DB
45x10, 20x10
65x10, 25x10
75x10, 30x10
85x12, 35x10
95x10, 40x10
105x10, 45x10

Preacher Curl Machine SuperSet with Overhead Frenchpress DB
85x10, 65x10
105x10, 75x10
115x10, 85x10
120x8, 90x10

Wrist Curls DB Superset with Reverse Wrist Curls DB
45x10, 15x15
50x10, 20x10
50x10, 20x10

Hanging Leg Raises, Hyperextensions, Oblique Crunch
12,12,12
12,12,12
10,12,12

TheStiffmeister
09-16-2009, 06:31 PM
Chest & Back Day

Servings Used: 3

Cardio was good in the AM again as usual I was drenched and bored off my ass doing it lol. I just watched some Sunny in Philly while doing it.

Weights were pretty decent. I was a little tired since I just drove home 6 hours (was out of town). However the workout was pretty good.

Warmup: armbike 10 min, bike 5 min, weights, stretching

Bench Press BB SuperSet with PullUps
45x15, 10
95x12, 10
135x12, 7
135x12, 5 then pull downs
155x12, pull downs
175x10, pull downs
185x10, pull downs
205x10, pull downs
215x9, pull downs

Incline DB Press Superset with Bent over DB Rows
65x10, 70x12
75x10, 80x12
85x10, 90x10
85x7, 95x10

Incline DB Flys Superset with Cable Rows
40x15, 140x15
40x15, 160x10
45x15, 160x10

Nothing too out of control today, just kinda taking it easy after being out of town. Felt really good though. The pump was outstanding and my shoulders really stood out.

TheStiffmeister
09-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Legs
Servings Used: 3

Today was pretty good, my hip is still sore so I decided to rest it from squats and leg presses. I focused on a lot of Yoga Stretching and mat stretching of the hip, I could really feel it opening up the joint where the soreness is. This appears to be from me squatting so low according to the trainers at the gym.

Warmup: Bike 10 min, armbike 5 min, stretch, leg extensions & curls, hip adduction & abduction

Deadlifts
135x12
135x12
185x12
185x12
225x12

Leg Extensions
145x10
195x10
235x10
255x10
265x10
280x9
290x7 (all the weight in the rack minus the extra 10lb dropdowns)

Leg Curls
145x12
145x12
145x12

Hip Adduction
145x20
165x20
165x20

Seated Calves
200x15
235x15
265x15
280x15

Standing Calves
165x15, 165x15

Leg Extensions as a 5x5x5 with feet varried in middle, pointed out, and pointed in
85x5x5x5
105x5x5
85x5x5x5

Bike for 5 min and stretch for cooldown

Today I think was a good workout. Despite not doing heavy hip related exercises I feel I made the best out of the machines especially the leg extensions! That was a damn good feeling to see that I maxed out the leg extensions and with good reps not just a 1 rep type deal. I ended up rolling up my shorts to check out my quads and I was very impressed with the progress I have made thus far. Seeing progress really helps fuel the next workout! Next week I will definitely aim to use the weight stack plus that 10 lb dropdown to it. I am going to be doing these new hip stretches all week and icing it too to see how it comes along.

TheStiffmeister
09-17-2009, 12:27 PM
well guys looks like I am at the end of this log and I am going to write up a final review. Thanks to AEN for letting me try this.

johnsdar
09-17-2009, 02:37 PM
well guys looks like I am at the end of this log and I am going to write up a final review. Thanks to AEN for letting me try this.

getting close to finishing up my log as well :( looking forward to seeing what you think of intrabolic.

platinumike
09-17-2009, 03:50 PM
about at the 1/2 way point at mine..guess i dont workout enough..haha. Lookin forward to that final review.

TheStiffmeister
09-21-2009, 05:43 PM
Final Review:

Taste: 9/10, the taste maintained even though i would drink 1/2 and refill it up with more water again and repeat throughout my workout.

Tingles: Only occasionally. I didn't have a problem with it at all. Nothing very extreme.

Mixability: 9/10, some foam when first mixed but I allowed it to sit in the refrigerator.

Effects: It is really hard to measure the effects of a supplement sometimes. During my use with this product, I was able to maintain and increase my lifts although I was cutting up and cutting my caloric intake. I was using this product during my cardio sessions and during my weights, it was refreshing and positive during my caloric deficit.

Servings: Of course I wish there were more servings in the container. Some days I was using 2 servings some days I was using 3 servings to test out what worked for me. I think this is what needs to happen with everyone. Finding what works for you.

Would I buy and use again: Yes. As a matter of fact, I picked up 3 other tubs (citrus ice and green apple) from my experience with this product. I plan on definitely continuing this product.

Compared to other intra-workout drinks: 10/10 I think with this product the flavoring was very well. It is very hard to flavor hydrolyzed whey especially without carbs. I have used other competitor products. I think the Berry is the best flavor out of all the IntrAbolic flavors at this time. When compared to Xtend, I feel that IntrAbolic has a lot more going for it and I would choose the intrabolic over xtend. When compared to Intra-Aid, I think the Intra-Aid is good on particular days such as legs bc the extra carbs are good. When I was cutting my calories I felt very tired at times. An intraworkout drink with extra carbs obviously will increase your lifts and strength bc the carbs are right there. I like that this product didn't load up on carbs and it gave me the option of adding carbs if I wanted. A very big positive about this product is that the label specifically says how much of each ingredient you are getting and doesn't utilize the proprietary blend labeling. I hope there are new flavors coming in the future and possibly larger containers as well (maybe 80 serving jugs).

Thank you for the opportunity to try this product AEN.

johnsdar
09-21-2009, 05:56 PM
great final review,

i got the citris ice flavor to log, i like it better then the wild berry flavor. but the only sample of wild berry i had may have been watered down because i spilled half the powder on myself trying to get it in a water bottle. i think you'll like the citris ice flavor.

i to also like that there is no carbs and the ingredents are not labled as propriatary blend.

do you have any stats on your weight loss or before and after pictures?

TheStiffmeister
09-21-2009, 06:46 PM
great final review,

i got the citris ice flavor to log, i like it better then the wild berry flavor. but the only sample of wild berry i had may have been watered down because i spilled half the powder on myself trying to get it in a water bottle. i think you'll like the citris ice flavor.

i to also like that there is no carbs and the ingredents are not labled as propriatary blend.

do you have any stats on your weight loss or before and after pictures?

i do, ill have to hit me calipers up tomorrow morning and do it up. visible changes though. im not super shredded yet but abs are visible and veins through shoulders arms forearms etc.