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    Tomorrow becomes TODAY!! GFY!!!!

    I don't know how many times I've heard it. Or said it myself. "I'm going to be huge, someday.." "I'm going to press my bodyweight!", "I'm lifting on a regular basis.."..."I'm going to start tomorrow.." Enough of that B.S.!! Hence the thread title, tomorrow becomes today, starting TODAY!! And damn, I am beat... but I feel good. I'll be keeping track of my progress, with daily updates if I can.

    My routine is a hybrid, a mix of different routines that I have read about. It's probably tetering on overtraining, but I figure if I feed my body and get rested I'll be okay.. It's also my first bulking, and I feel so fat yet so depleted of energy..

    I'll post my routine daily, along with any comments on how I feel. My supps are again probably overkill, but I got a few really good deals, and do not want to hold on to them any longer..

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    :S.A.N. Triple Stength Fish Oil

    My day starts with an MRI Pro-Nos whey shake, right after I wakeup. Shortly after, I down 5 MRI NO2 Black. Breakfast consists of 4-6 eggs(mix of whole and whites) w/cheese, and a bagel. Supps at Breakfast are 1 Multi, 1 Fish Cap, and 2 Joint-V. Around 8am, I take 1 S.A.N. Attitude. It's an AI, that should also help boost free test a bit. This was one of the good deals I got, 3 for 1. Between then and lunch, I have a English muffin w/ natty PB, and later an apple. Lunch is grilled chicken with rice pilaf, and another English muffin w/PB. I love EMs w/PB... Another Attitude capsule an hour later. About 2:30 I down another 5 NO2. 3pm brings another piece of grilled chicken and a banana, along with 3.2g Beta Alanine. I love the tingle.. Driving home from work, I down one pak of Universal Animal M-Stak. Arriving at home, goes down a pak of Universal Animal Pump. I let those settle for a bit, then start some light stretching and setting up the weights for the days session. For refreshment during, I make a shaker of Universal Animal Intra-Aid, mixed with 3g Citrulline Malate from Supplement Direct. I also make my PWO drink, Universal Animal Torrent, with another 3g CM. Ice cubes in both, and I'm good to go. After a shower I make up another MRI Pro Nos shake and down it while making my next meal. Dinner is either ground beef or fish, serving size of about 8 ounces. With the meat goes some brocolli, sometimes a bit of pilaf too. Right after dinner, goes down another 2 Multis, 3.2g BA, and 4g more of plain L-Arginine. 8pm brings one last Attitude, followed 45 minutes later with a Labrada V60 shake and one more EM w/PB. V60 is a blend, so I like it later at night as opposed to whey at other times.. I'll also have another V60 before I go to bed with the 3rd Joint-V.

    Okay, so yeah I like Arginine. I take NO2 Black, Animal Pump, and basic L-Arginine. I've read all the myths, all the facts. I love the pump, and really feel I get a better WO with it than with out. Either way, after I run down I'll choose only one to stick with. I like the convienence of Pump, but would like more Arginine. I like the content of NO2 Black, but would like more in it. Either way, both products are kick ass IMO...

    Overall, I'm hoping to firm up all over. This supply should get me through 6 weeks, maybe more if I restock along the way. I'm looking to go up to 8 weeks before taking a supp break. I like to take a break to flush out my system, kill any build-ups, and also to rest, rest, rest.. I plan on doing another bulk early next year, followed by a Keto cut. I did Keto earlier this year, and while I hated some of the effects..the results were great.

    For the record, in the title I added GFY at the end. GFY stands for GO F!ck YOURSELF! This is what I said looking in the mirror, when I thought about waiting to start this routine. No lazy ass excuses, no more waiting...TOMORROW BECAME TODAY!!!
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    10-26-09

    Chest and Tris

    FLAT PRESS -- 135x5 x3 145x5 x2
    INCLINE PRESS -- 135x5 x2 *smith
    DECLINE PRESS -- 135x6 x1 115 x8 x2 *smith
    PUSHUPS -- MAX FULLS, MAX 1/2 UPS, MAX 1/2 DOWNS

    TRICEP PUSH DOWN -- 60 x5 x5
    KICKBACK -- 10-12x8 x5
    DIAMOND PUSHUPS -- MAX


    I need to get more dumbells. I only have 2 10's, and 2 20's.. Santa is coming soon....


    Edit : I have a good feeling the M-Stak is working.. I was so hungry about 90 minutes after dinner, even though I physically felt full.
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    10-27-09

    Back and Bi's

    PULLDOWN -- 135x5x3 -- 145x5x2
    SEATED LOW ROW -- 120x8x2
    SEATED HIGH ROW -- 100x8x2

    PREACHER CURL -- 80x5x2 -- 90x5x2 -- 100x5x1 -- 60x5 -- 50x15 -- 40x30

    Damn, I'm so tired. Headed to bed real soon.. Lots of Bi's today..The first 3 set were explosive reps, up as quickly and controlled as possible. The last three lighter weight sets were very slow up and down, to get a good burn. Arms feel like deadweights right now...feels good man. Back was also good. Probably going to drop the seated high row; replaced with bent row...

    I ate so much damn fish. I quickly grabbed a piece I had intended on halfing...no wonder I couldn't finish it. I think it must have been close to 12 ounces, plus 2-3 cups of broccolli...I hate feeling so full, but I'll get used to it...
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    10-28-09

    Shoulders and Legs

    SHOULDER PRESS -- 135x5x4 -- 120x10x2
    FRONT RAISE -- 10x10x5*
    SIDE RAISE -- 10x10x5*
    DUMBELL PRESS -- 20x10x3*
    TRAPS -- 190x8x3 -- 135x20x1 -- 20x60x2


    SQUAT -- 135x5x2 -- 100x10x2 -- 65x20x2

    *supersets - Front to side to press with 90 seconds rest, then repeat


    I wanted tp do more on the Shoulder Press, but I'm doing a method I haven't done before and want to take it slower to start until I get the right form. I'm going pretty low behind the neck, and then only pressing to above my head a bit. It looks like bad ROM, but I feel it more in the delts, and less in the tris as opposed to when I do full press. I really need more dumbells..having only 10's and 20's really sucks. I love working traps, but may switch them to more of a 10x10 setup. I want more size on the traps.. A lot more size... Squats suck. I almost fell downstairs afterwards. It's not even that much weight, but I don't know why I have so much trouble doing them. I guess because this is my first attempt to do full ass to the ground squats...oh well, I'll use the old lifting stand by for this one...No Pain, No Gain!
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    10-29-09

    Chest and Tris - light

    CLOSE GRIP DECLINE -- 65x10x3
    TRICEP ROPE DOWN -- 50x10 -- 40x20 - 30x30

    PULLOVER* -- 30x10 -- 40x10 -- 40x10/5
    CHEST FLY -- 110x10 -- 90x20 -- 70x30

    Another good workout. I call it the light workout because I use lighter weights and higher, slower reps. Felt a great burn on the CGD, but will probably add more next week. *Pullovers will be dumped from the routine unfortunatly. I used to do them at the gym, but now with my home gym I have trouble. The cable keeps rubbing against the frame, bringing extra resistance to the point where I can't move the sled at all. I tried taking a knee, but I felt way too much in my lower back. I then grabbed a dumbell, and did a few lying pullovers on my bench..but with only 10's and 20's they're rather ineffective. I may just do chest flys on light day, and lots of them.
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    10-30-09

    Back and Bi's - light

    Sort of a busted workout...had company on the way over, had to just squeeze this in. Probably wasn't very effective, but still felt a bit solid. No doms today though, plus not exactly the best foods after. Did a mix of some low weight, high rep pulldowns and low row..just enough to get a slight burn. Same with Bi's on the preacher curl..lots of reps, but lower weight. Overall, maybe a 6/10...Next week wil try to just to stick to it, and go out later if I have plans, if not, just stay in and chill to rest and build.
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    10-31-09

    Off day. No lifting. No limits..not good, but will make up for...


    11-01-09

    Off Day. No lifting. Even worse than the day before. Lots of beer, lots of food...It showed on the scale..but I already feel a movement of epic proportions building.

    Will post todays workout later..
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    11-02-09

    Chest and Tri's

    FLAT PRESS -- 135x5x1 -- 145x5x3 -- 155x5x1
    INCLINE PRESS -- 120x8x2
    DECLINE PRESS -- 130x8x2

    TRICEP PUSH DOWN -- 60x5x3 -- 70x5x2 -- 75 x mixed*
    MIX OF OVERHEAD DUMBELL EXTENSIONS -- 20x10 -- 40x10

    Overall good session. Need to up the flat press a bit. I feel as if I could do more, but am concentrating on keeping a solid steady form. Thinking of lowering the Tricep Pushdowns, to get better control. I can do the 60, but I feel it difficult to keep form towards the end. May just stick at 60 for a while....
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    11-03-09

    Back and Bi's

    PULLDOWN -- 150x5x1 -- 140x5x3 -- 100x10x5
    LOW ROW -- 135x8x2
    BENT ROW -- 95x10x2 -- 110x10x1
    PREACHER CURL -- 110x4x1 -- 100x5x2 -- 60x15x2 -- 60x10x2


    Pretty good workout today. Really want to start increasing weights, but think I may have found a couple of limits. Tweaked my wrist a bit on the first PC set. My setup kinda sucks, as the grips don't rotate; preventing 100% proper form. Feeling some good pains in my back, bi's just feel tired..

    I'm starting to hate bulking. Well, at least the eating part of it. I always feel fine during the day, but stuffed after dinner, and that makes me think I'm eating too much after I lift. I get 2 drinks in before I eat, both with good protein and carbs. Plus my solid food probably totals 50% of my cals PWO... I'll have to check that out make sure I'm not going overboard...
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    11-04-09

    Shoulders and Legs

    SHOULDER PRESS -- 140x5x3 -- 120x6x1 -- 110x10x2
    FRONT RAISE -- 20x10x3 - Superset with below
    SIDE RAISE -- 20x10x3 - Superset with above
    DUMBELL PRESS -- 20x20x1
    TRAPS -- 255x5x3 -- 140x20x2
    SQUAT -- 150x5x5 -- 115x10x2


    Great workout tonight! I am beat. So hard to move arms, shoulders are so sore; I love it! Good weights today, no failures. Front and Side Raises were a bit sketchy on the last superset, but that's ok. I still made myself finish them. Traps were F'ing awesome!!! On the first set, I wanted 210....but forgot to add the 45lb bar in the weight total, so I wound up pulling 255! I thought it was friggen heavy, but still completed all 5 reps, on all 3 sets. Squats were also pretty good. Nice and slow on the heavies, ass to the mat and back, under full control. The first of the lighter squats were only to 90 degree bend at the knees, the second set were breathing squats. I like those a lot, and may incorporate those more with some heavier weight. Still feel fat after eating, but I know I have to do it. If I don't eat, I won't gain. So I eat, eat, and eat some more.
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    11-05-09

    Chest and Tri's - light

    FLAT PRESS -- 160x5x3 -- 145x5(4)x1 -- 135x5x1
    CHEST FLY -- 120x10x2 -- 100x20x3(+5)
    CLOSE GRIP DECLINE -- 70x10x3
    TRICEP ROPE DOWN -- 70x3x2 -- 50x12x1 -- 50x6S

    Not bad today...wish I had more control overall, but still a good session.. Flat pissed me off a bit, I thought I could handle 145x10, but struggled after 5. Took a rest, did 4 more. Then dropped to 135 for 5 more. Screwed up on chest fly too. The second set was actually 115, with an extra 5 on one side. I thought it felt a bit hard on the pull, but didn't notice until after I finished the set. No big deal. I'll probably up the CGD, as 70 felt easy tonight. Rope down was a killer. I'm pretty psyched I got the 70 down 3x, twice. 95% in control too...The last set at 50 was done as slow as possible, with each rep taking almost 10 seconds...great burn and pump.

    Had a small Boboli cheese and bacon pizza for dinner...probably not the best nutritionally, but yet again I forgot to take something out of the freezer. Oh well, tasted so damn good! I'm also going up the S.A.N. Attitude..It says not to take more than 4 a day, but I'm not feeling anything so I may go up to 2, 3x a day..

    So 1/2 way through on my current supp stash almost...will probably go on budget supps for the last 2 weeks, because al the stuff I'm taking is just too damn expensive....
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    Back and Bi's

    Pulldown -- 90x10(5)x10
    Preacher Curl -- 70x10(5)x10


    Pretty much wasted workout...just didn't have any real energy. Had my mind on other things for the weekend. Still got a good burn though. Seriously considering changing the routine...but really want to stick with it at least for the first 4 weeks..
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    Off Day - Lots of beer


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    Off Day - Rest and detox from prior day..
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    Chest and Tri's


    FLAT PRESS -- 135x10x3 -- 145x5x2 -- 165x5x1
    INCLINE PRESS -- 135x5(+3) -- 135x8x1
    DECLINE PRESS -- 135x8x1 -- 135x5x1
    TRICEP PUSH DOWN -- 65x10x2 -- 45x20x2


    Not a very good day. Just sapped on energy. I think I need to start taking the damn red pill in my Animal Pak. Maybe tomorrow. Could be just beat from the weekend.. I didn't think I would get he 165 off the rack at all, especially after pre-working the chest pretty good. I took a few minutes, and was able to squeeze out all 5 reps..next time, I'll stick with the reverse pyramid..start heavy, low reps...end light, high reps.. Tri's were good, but will probably go lighter on the next routine for better form..
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    Back and Bi's


    Lat Pulldown -- 150x1x5 -- 140x5x3 -- 120x10x3
    Low Row -- 150x8x2
    Bent Row -- 120x8x1 -- 130x8x1
    Preacher Curl -- 110x5x1 -- 80x8x2 -- 60x12x3



    An okay session. Felt like crap all day, real bad headache. Once I got started though, I felt a bit better. Really need to get an energy boost, as I find myself sapped after less than halfway.. If I was feeling better, I know I could have put up more weight. I'm trying to stay with about a 5lb increase each week..so far so good for most lifts...

    Just put together next shopping cart of goodies...will be needing Santas help for this maybe....but some of that is just reloading staples as well, so it's just timing...Feeling good overall about progress made so far..
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    Shoulders and Legs

    SHOULDER PRESS -- 150x5x3 -- 130x8x2 -- 115x15x3/4
    FRONT RAISE -- 20x12x1 -- F!
    SIDE RAISE -- 10x12x3 -- F!
    DUMBELL PRESS -- 20x5x1 -- F!
    TRAPS -- 220x10x2 -- 180x20x3
    SQUAT -- 165x5x5 -- 130x10x2

    Good, but could have been better session..still reeling from lack of energy. I decided to just keep going with no stims, at least through next week. Todays suck could have been because I was outside most of the day..9 holes golf walking, and then 2.5 hours of raking leaves after lunch...then lifting..
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    11-12-09

    Chest

    Incline Press - 135x10(7/6)x1 -- 135x5x5 + 1/2s

    Chest Fly - 70x25 -- 120x10 -- 140x5(x4) +5S -- 165x5x1



    Pretty ****ty session today, and not much to talk about for it. Very erratic, very light, very loose...didn't even do Tri's like I usually do with chest...fail. Complete fail.
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    11-13-09

    Bi's and Fail


    Didn't do **** today. Gave the Bi's about 20 reps total with a lousy 20lb heading out the door to chill with friends and drink. And I failed there too, being the first to crash out and go home right after midnight...
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    Chest and Tri's

    Flat Press -- 120x10x5 -- 120x7x1 -- 170x5x1
    Incline DB Press and Fly mix -- 20x10x3

    Tricep Push Down -- 50x12x3 -- 70x5x3


    Good session, but should have been better. Tried a German Volume Training set of flat press...used about 65 second pauses in between sets, but only got 5 complete. I was surprised at failing with such a lower weight, but I guess that's why GVT works. I guessed at what weight to start at, clearly I went too high...lousy 120..that will change soon enough for sure.. This week and next to finish the current supp run..taking a break then moving on cutting before the New Year......
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    Back and Bi's

    Lat Pulldown -- 160x5x1 -- 140x8x2 -- 120x12x3
    Low Row -- 150x10x2
    Bent Row -- 130x6x1*
    Preacher Curl -- 120x5x1 -- 100x8x1 -- 70x12x1 -- 70x8x1 -- 70x5Sx1 -- 90x4x1


    Pretty good session today. I think I'm feeling the lack of energy from lack of having a banana 90 minutes prior to lifting. I have a bunch, but they're still too green to eat....been subbing with a couple of clementines instead..not the same, but some carbs are better than none... Looking forward to resting for a week after the next few days...but overall progress is good.

    *Felt a real sharp pain on the rep 7, decided I had a good enough workout on my back..had to break for 10 minutes to let that relax..feels good now, but wasn't taking any chances..
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    not good..

    11-18-09

    Popped my shoulder out today, on the first damn rep!! Sore as a mutha F'er I'm fairly pissed right now... Feels a little better now, but don't want to miss another day tomorrow if I can make it. Took some motrin, hopefully it gets better.....
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    F*cking Sick!!!

    11-19-09

    Chest, Tri's and Traps

    Flat Press -- 135x12x3 -- 155x6x2 -- 175x3x1
    Chest Flys -- 100x12x3 -- 130x6x2 -- 160x3x1

    Tricep Pushdown -- 55x12x3 -- 65x6x2 -- 75x3x1

    Traps -- 200x12x2 -- 220x6x2 -- 240x3x1


    Awesome workout!!! A couple of days ago, I picked up 2 bottles of Hemavol from iForce..I wasn't planning on using it until January 2010, but I couldn't wait.. I took one serving, and within minutes I felt it kicking in. Great chest pumps, still pumping. Really felt like I could have done more on Tri's, but still got some good reps in. Traps were solid as well. I decided against adding shoulders from yesterday for two reasons..take no chances, and I was wicked hungry. This was by far the best session I've had on this plan...I can't wait to get to January...


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    [b]11-23-09[b/]

    *Update*

    Time off. My body is beat to ****, I really pushed harder than I should have..but I made some really good gains in a short time period. Overall, I'd rate the cycle 8/10. Could have been better, could have been worse. This week is pretty much uncontrolled. It's Thanksgiving in a few days, and I'm not holding back. Starting Dec. 1, cutting til the end of the year, and probably a couple weeks in to 2010. Then another mega bulk. New supps, new routine, new PRs all waiting ahead...

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    11-30-09

    Day 1 Cut

    Today, I'll start a new program after a week off. The aim is to cut cals, keep some muscle, and lose what I just gained from last bulk, or what I can. Meals will be planned, somewhat. Going to shoot for about 2200 cals daily :

    Breakfast : 2-3 eggs with cheese, 2-3 slices bacon
    Snack : Banana
    Snack : String Cheese
    Lunch 1: Grilled chicken pieces
    Lunch 2: Grilled chicken pieces - about 90 minutes later
    Snack : Apple
    Snack : String Cheese
    Dinner : meat and veggies
    Snack : String Cheese


    Only countable carbs coming from fruits, about 50g daily. Will try to cut that number down to below 40g daily..the rest will be split between fats and protein..sort of a Keto diet, but not with full blown ketosis.

    Also, taking new supps to support :

    Lean Xtreme upon waking, and at 10am
    2 Tbsp L-Carnitine
    w/ Breakfast - Multi-V, Fish Oil, Chromium Picolinate, Cortished(until I run out)
    w/ Lunch - Multi-V, CP, CS
    3pm - SAN Attitude x2
    w/ Dinner - 3 Joint-V

    To get going in the A.M., I have the following setup :

    Wake up, go ride for 20 minutes on stationary with varying degrees of intensity.
    Do 3 sets of 15 reps hanging ab crunches. Sets will increase over time

    After I get home :

    Stretch for 10 minutes
    Ride for 5 minutes - easy
    100 Lb cycle consisting of 2 sets of 20 reps:
    Incline bench, shoulder press, squat, pulldown, row.
    Will hit Traps and Calves every M-W-F

    This should take me through 2009, and a couple of weeks into 2010. I'm planning another bulk then, but need to clear a balloon payment on my mortgage before I order any more supps....


    So far today, so good....will need to eat more though..already feeling hungry and i feel like I just ate!...I did..yeah, need to eat more...
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    Okay, so I've been horrible at keeping this current. So far so good, still. Trying to eat more to keep hunger at bay, but not the wrong food. I did crack and eat McDs the other night.... The diet has been modified, for ease to follow and also for cost. The grilled chicken is pre-cooked so it costs more. Easier to just grab a few ounces of sliced ham in a Ziploc baggie as a meal, along with some string cheese..

    Lifting has been different as well. I found out that I am unable to press a lousy 100Lbs over my head. I almost dropped the damn bar. Strange seeing as I can press 150 on my smith rack...didn't think the drop from smith to free bar would so great. Could have been bad form, I'll look into again. For now, I'm doing a few sets each of incline bench and lat pulldown @ 100Lbs. I try to mix in at least one quick rep set, and one slow rep set. I feel a slight tightness in my chest and back all day, so I know I'm hitting them at least a little bit. I've also increased the LX to 4 a day. I may push that to 6, going @2 3x a day. I'm also going to pick up some Forskolin to add in. I've heard quite a bit about it, and it's is one the main ingredients in one of the supps I was going to stack next. I figure this way, I can see if I get similar effects and also help the LX lean me out a bit. I have a long way to go, but this little cut should help a bit. Next year, I plan on bulking huge..probably too big, but I want the muscle and size.
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    So, being really bad at updates...

    Bacially, been doing well so far. Have been riding bike every morning for 10 mins, doing a bunch of hanging ab crunches, and now also doing full range incline situps. After work, on MWF lifting chest and back only still. Def seeing better strength, as chest needs more weight or reps to feel anything. Keeping it low, working on best form possible. Tu and Th gets ab work, and 30 min on the bike. Supps still the same : 2 LX, 1 C-Bolic at wake and 10am. Breakfast gets a Multi-V, fish oil, and chromium picolinate. Lunch gets another Multi-V, fish oil, and CP. Also a few more SAN Attitude left, taking those pre-WO. And a few tablespoons of L-Carnintine orally daily as well.

    Starting to purge out some extra supps like Attitude, the Cortished is already gone and not being replaced. The C-Bolic is new, but I wanted to see how I react to Forskolin first before going all in with a BioForge/T-Bol/E-Bol stack....that's my next bulk plan..

    Will be keeping this routine through the end of the year, and into January. Need to make a big balloon payment on the mortgage, then will know exactly how much I can spend on supps for next cycle...

    Weight has been ok, steady at best though. Diet has been mix of fats and protein, low carbs. But also have been having a few late nate candy snacks, which is probably holding back a little. And beers on the weekend don't help either. Once I start the cycle, 100% clean will be key, and will the way I do it.
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    So another update, and another change in plans.. I stopped taking C-Bolic, as I wasn't sure I was getting any benefits from it. Don't think I was taking enough, or at the right times. I've also pretty much stopped working out.. Hurt my back and shoulder moving a few things, and now with the holidays approaching there are treats and treats everywhere. So I'm going to eat them, just not pig out. If I was dieting, or watching what I was eating, I would feel deeply sick when I saw a cupcake or something and cave in.... I'm still eating smart mostly, just not measuring foods for now.

    I'm planning a massive calorie deficit in January. Almost like a Velocity diet, which is essentially all protein shakes. I'm going to eat solid food every day, but will heavily supplement with shakes. Food in the AM, more shakes from afternoon on... Will be doing cardio 6 days a week, no bull**** on that either. Even Saturday gets the bike, 30 minutes to start, then 45, then 60 minutes by end of January... Supplementing the cal cut with either Adrenaline or REDuction. I like what I hear about AD, but I like the deep sleep factor about RD... Still deciding, but have to order by Thursday to get it in 2009...
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    I just ordered my supps for the mega cal drop in January. Enough to get me through 3 weeks, but by then I'll have made my big mortgage payment, and will be free to spend more to finish off the cut, and stock up for the bulk.

    For the cal drop, I'll be consuming 3 MRPs a day. Solid food for breakfast and dinner, with a lot of fibrous veggies even though I hate most of them.. I'll figure something out. Shooting for about 1900 cals daily, which is almost 50% below BMR...I'll be adding cardio 6 days a week too.. Looking to drop at least 20, the more the better..

    For the bulk, I'll be doing an HST, or Hypertrophy-Specific Training routine. I've been reading about, and it sounds like something I can do well. The modifications are to adjust for what equipment I have, and what excersises I can do. I'll post more about how the routine works during the cut, in prep for the bulk. Bulk to begin mid-February, last for 6-8 weeks...
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    So today begins the mega cal drop..and so far, so good. I was able to plan out a 2300 daily diet, solid food to start and finish the day, and MRPs to fill the gap. I am also having a bit of solid food with each MRP to at least give me something to chew on.. Sort of takes away from a mostly liquid diet idea..It's certainly helped so far with only two MRPs taken today.

    I woke up tired as hell, and later than I need to be. I'll adjust accordingly as the week progresses so I have time to do my morning cardio, shower, cook, eat, and get to work on time. I am going to adjust the morning HIIT a bit, but probably not until next week when I am more accustomed to waking so early.

    If all goes well, I'll be on this cut until mid-to-late February. Then I'll take a week off to just relax so I don't go crazy...and then begin the bulk. This bulking will be much better planned and supplemented.

    Here is my daily diet...as crazy as it may look, it's working for me. I have no problem eating the same thing every day, so the repetition is not an issue. On the the weekends, I will relax a bit and enjoy some more regular food, but still be smart about it. Also, the only supps I will take on the weekend are the Multi and Joint-V, and Fish Oil. Not usre how that will affect the others by taking 2 day breaks every week, but I just can't afford to do it 7 days a week. I'm confident I can stick to this, and even if I don't get the full 100% out of it, I'd rather get only 90% and not fail because of how strict it is...

    The Diet and Supps

    Wake - Adrenalean, Lean Xtreme, L-Carnitine
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    6:15am : 3 Eggs, 2 Bacon, 2 tbsp shredded cheese + 5 Fish caps

    Fiber, Multi-V, CP, Leucine

    432.5 cals, 31.7g fat, 1g carb, 30g protein
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    9:00am : D12 MRP + 3 Sausage links

    Leucine, Adrenalean

    460 cals, 22g fat, 16g(-4) carb, 50g protein
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    12:00pm : D12 MRP + 6 slices ham + 5 Fish caps

    Fiber, Adrenalean, Lean Xtreme

    430.5 cals, 11.25g fat, 16g(-3) carb, 60g protein
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    2:45pm : D12 MRP + 2 string cheese

    Leucine, Adrenalean, CP, (CB)

    420 cals, 16g fat, 16g(-3) carb, 54g protein
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    PWO : ON Shake 2 scoops w/ water

    Leucine, Multi-V

    240 cals, 2g fat, 6g carb, 48g protein
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    Dinner : 5oz grilled chicken + 1 cup broccolli w/cheese + 5 Fish caps

    317 cals, 25.7g fat, 17g carbs, 20g protein
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    Bed - Leucine, Fiber, Joint-V, L-Carnitine


    2300 cals
    108.65g fat -- 977.85c - 45%
    62g carb -- 248c - 5%
    262g protein -- 1048c - 50%



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    I'm going to have find some other way to get the last 3g of Leucine down at bedtime. I tried mixing with just water this morning, and it was awful. The stuff doesn't dissolve at all. In the MRP, I can barely taste it..but with water it has a real crappy bitterness and taste.. I may just mix it with dinner, but I would rather get in later at night for while I'm sleeping.

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    1-11-10 -- Update

    Just finished the evening cardio session. Wow, I felt good throughout, had great energy, and pushed longer than I had planned. Downed a whey shake after with extra leucine.. About to go eat some chicken and broccolli..yummy.


    Summary of Session

    3 sets incline sit-ups completed, good burn..
    3 sets push-ups completed. Always been a week point for me for some reason, but I got them done..

    On the stationary bike : mixed intervals

    Time : 54:27
    Distance : 20.17 miles
    Cals burned : 800 However accurate the bike is, but that's still a good number..

    Music played

    Animal I Have Become - 3 Days Grace
    Wait and Bleed - Slipknot
    Stillframe - Trapt
    Lights and Sounds - Yellowcard
    Unsung - Helmet
    Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Knights of Cydonia - Muse
    Wasting Time - Kid Rock
    Cowboy - Kid Rock
    Devil Without a Cause - Kid Rock
    Grassroots - Villebillies
    Burning Down the House - Villebillies
    Greatest Moment - Villebillies


    Overall, I feel good about getting this done. Looking forward to another great session tomorrow...
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