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AntM's Lean Bulk and Everything Else This Summer Log

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« Reply #120: July 16, 2015, 11:13:38 AM »
Nice log dude
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« Reply #121: July 16, 2015, 03:45:49 PM »
You must be poopin like a baaws on the reg

Usually once a day, when I wake up in the morning. Sometimes, I do not and sometimes two or three times. I know when I have larger carb meals, I can go right after for some reason. However, this has not been the case lately since I have been using a muscle relaxer to try and help my calf at night. They constipate me so easily.
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« Reply #122: July 16, 2015, 03:50:59 PM »
Nice log dude

Thanks man. I'm trying to put a little effort into it.
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« Reply #123: July 16, 2015, 03:52:53 PM »
July 9, 2015
Push Power


Training

Flat Bench 3-5 min rest

150x5,5,5,5,5

This week calls for 5x5.

Military Press 2-3 rest

105x5,6*

This week calls for 3 sets of 5 with the last set being AMRAP.

Incline DB Press 60 - 90 sec rest

55x7,7,6

Seated Smith Behind the Neck Shoulder Press 60 - 90 sec rest

65x7,6,6

Dips 60-90 sec rest

35x8,7,6

Straight Bar Cable Pressdown 45 - 60 sec rest

49x7,6,6

Nutrition

High Carb

Cals - 2,600
Carbs - 319g
  • Fiber - 49g
Protein - 218g
Fat - 53g
  • Sat. - 10g
  • Poly. - 6g
  • Mono. - 9g
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« Reply #124: July 16, 2015, 05:06:02 PM »
AntM Reviews BPI 1 MR Vortex



Since I already reviewed the product, this mini review is just for the taste.

This was the sour watermelon flavor. I was disappointed with it given how good the snow cone flavor was. There was no sourness, which is not a huge issue for me since I am not the biggest fan of sour things. However, it didn't really have a watermelon taste either. If I had to imagine what a bad or expired jolly rancher tasted like, it would be this, just with less watermelon flavor. Definitely stay away from this flavor.
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« Reply #125: July 17, 2015, 06:04:39 AM »
I finally slept without pain or discomfort last night. I also forgot to mention in yesterday's update that I did 5 minutes of cardio post workout. Why, one, my legs were really sore and two I wanted to use the eliptical. The one with the bar that stays in place versus moves. I've noticed, by watching people wearing shorts, that the calf contracts and is stretched at the back position. I wanted to see if I could use the machine since I have not been able to since my injury. I went very light for 5 minutes. About 106-116 strides per minute. I only went .33 miles during the 5 minutes. I did not feel any twitching or discomfort. It felt completely fine.
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« Reply #126: July 17, 2015, 09:51:47 AM »
Good test, sounds like things are moving along well.


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« Reply #127: July 17, 2015, 03:32:22 PM »
Good test, sounds like things are moving along well.

Even more good news today, check out today's entry!
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« Reply #128: July 17, 2015, 03:46:34 PM »
July 17, 2015
Pull Hypertrophy


Summer school is half way done!

I had a crazy good training session today. I felt so damn strong out of no where. I don't know if it was the pre workout sample I had, check for the review later today or tomorrow. Right now, I have my leg up. I can actually flex my toes all the way to my body with VERY minimal tightness in the calf. First time I have been able to do this. I think after legs tomorrow, I will do some light band stretching with it and increase it this coming week. Maybe next Saturday, if all goes will next week, I will start strengthing it with body weight calf work, low volume of course. It is still pretty swollen, so I know it is not where near 100%. Yesterday marked exactly 3 weeks, but I did have that small set back last Saturday. If it is a partial tear, I should be looking at another 3-5 weeks of healing.

I should also point out that when I woke up this morning, I could walk with one foot in front of the other. Every other morning, it was difficult to have the bad leg in back of the good one, with the calf stretched out, until after walking around for an hour or so.


Training

Pulldowns 60 - 90 second rest

110x8,8,8,8,8,9*

This week calls for 6x8 with the last set being AMRAP.

T Bar Row 60 - 90 sec rest

85x10,10,11*

This week calls for 3 sets of 10 with the last set being AMRAP.

Barbell Row 60 - 90 sec rest

95x11,11,10

Wanted to switch it up. I went really light so I wouldn't swing. Felt good, had a great pump

Wide Neutral Grip Pulldown 60 - 90 sec rest

107.5x12,10,10

Machine Rows 60 - 90 sec rest

105x12
110x10,10

Reverse Pec Deck 60 - 90 sec rest

85x12,11,11

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 47g
Protein - 219g
Fat - 80g
  • Sat. - 20g
  • Poly. - 10g
  • Mono. - 21g
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« Reply #129: July 18, 2015, 11:27:14 AM »
Alright, so I'm going to do a few different posts today. First, be on the lookout for two reviews later.

I saw my old training partner at the gym today. He got his Masters in Exercise Physiology. To make a long story short, this guy knows his stuff. He is the only person in the state of CT with his current job, it is the only position in the state as well. He also just got a professor position at Sacred Heart University, where he graduated from. It is a pretty damn good school.

Anyways, we talked about my calf, I showed him how I can move it and everything else. He said the swelling/tightness in the ankle could be due to the hematoma or since the gastro connects to the Achilles, it could a slight Achilles tear as well. He told me to start band stretching tomorrow and just take it easy. I also have the appointment on the 27th.

Also, I got my appointments in the mail for my annual biopsy. After the transplant, there are many biospies throughout the first year. However, they just go through a vein in the neck. The annual happens every year for the first five years, then I think it goes to every three years. This will be my third. On the 12 of August, I go in for all the work up; blood drawing, chest x-ray, echocardiogram, and a 24 hour Holter Monitor. Then the 19th, which will actually be the 3 year anniversary, I go in for the biopsy, which can be an all day thing. They will either go through the groin or the wrist. The wrist you do not have to stay that long, 2-4 hours, but the groin is 6-8 hours. They have to make sure the bleeding completely stops since they go through an artery versus a vein. My first year, they went through the groin, last year, they went through the wrist. I hope they go groin. It sucks being there all day, but the wrist hurt so bad. I kept having spasms and I could not get sedated due to my blood pressure being so low.
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« Reply #130: July 18, 2015, 11:37:06 AM »
July 18,, 2015
Lower Power


Last night, I slept very peacefully with no muscle relaxers and not even a single Tylenol. I got into bed and said to myself, crap I forgot to take Tylenol, but I was too lazy to get up.

Ankle area is just tight. During squats today, that was the only area that bothered me. However, after some warmups, the discomfort went away. I also did not have any discomfort during lying leg curls at the bottom of the movement, where the bad lies across the ankles. No calf tightness, just a slight discomfort from the pressure on the ankle, but I get that if I press too hard on it.

Legs were still somewhat sore. I think it is due to the lack of sleep for the majority of this week and all of the last two weeks.


Training

Back Squat 3-5 min rest

205x5x5x5x5x5

This week calls for 5x5, deload.

Roman Deadlift 60 - 90 sec rest

215x5,5,7*

This week calls for 3 sets of 5 with the last set being AMRAP. I went back to pulling from the floor with a flat back.

Leg Extensions 60 sec rest

150x8,8,7,7,7,7

Lying Leg Curl 60 sec rest

70x8
75x7,6

Good Girls 45 - 60 sec rest

165x8,8,8
170x7,6

Bad Girls 45 - 60 sec rest

155x8,7,6

I cut out 2 sets here. I noticed my glutes get too sore with 5.

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 47g
Protein - 218g
Fat - 79g
  • Sat. - 23g
  • Poly. - 8g
  • Mono. - 24g
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« Reply #131: July 18, 2015, 11:58:58 AM »
AntM Reviews Performix Ion



Mixability - Perfect. 10/10

Profile - I like the ingrdients, but I think it is under dosed for most of them. Of course, there is not way to tell. However, I did use two scoops, I did not get the tingles from the BA, even at two scoops. That tells me BA is under dosed. Also, Creatine is 4th on the list, if there is 500mg-1g of each prior ingredient, creatine would be under dosed. I do like that the caffeine content is listed. I do not like pre workouts with creatine, especially when it is a prop blend. I believe that the creatine amount should be disclosed. 6/10.6/10

Energy - Pretty good. I was amped and ready to go and I did not crash after..10/10

Pump - I had a really good pump in my back, it could have just been my training, but it was intense. Believe me, I had to go number two right after my session and when pushing, I thought my back was going to cramp up! 9/10

Focus - Very good, just short of laser like. 9/10

Taste - This was the ice punch flavor, obviously a take on fruit punch. There was a nice, but not overly sweet fruit punch taste. However, that was then followed by a very chemical after taste that killed the flavoring. 7/10

Overall - It is hard to judge the profile of this product. I think most of the ingredients are under dosed, given my experience. The only ingredients that may not be are the ingredients for one's focus and energy, but keep in mind, I used two scoops. The taste could use some major improvement. All in all, I enjoyed Ion, however, buyer beware, this is a very expensive product. Personally, I do not buy into the Terra difference. I would not pay the price tag that the product is at currently. It would have to be a lot cheaper for me to even consider it. The price, in combination with the prop blend makes me not suggest this product to others. There are other options out there that are open label or even a prop blend that can deliver the same results 6/10
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« Reply #132: July 18, 2015, 12:17:41 PM »
AntM Reviews 360 Cut 360 Pre



Mixability - A little foaming and this was even after I threw the wrapping away. 9/10

Profile - It looks like the creatine could be dosed at the minimum of 3g, but it is not possible to tell due to the prop blend. The L-Citrulline and the LCLT look like they would be under dosed, even at 2 scoops. I am not a fan of the BCAA complex at the bottom of the label. I was able to use this product today because I train fasted Saturday mornings. The only time I take aminos are pre fasted training or in between meals that are 4-6 hours apart. I either train on an empty stomach, not so often right now, or 2 - 2.5 hours after a meal. Personally, I would disclose the creatine and caffeine amounts. Also, the other ingredients look under dosed, given where the creatine and caffeine is listed. However, I do like the addition of the beet root.7/10

Energy - Nice and clean. It was not mind blowing, but I was not looking for that this morning. I only used one scoop. I'm almost positive I would need two scoops if dosing it after work. I could tell the single scoop wouldn't be too effective for me after work. I am very stim tolerant naturally though. I believe most users could just go with a single scoop whenever.8/10

Pump - Considering it was a power day, my legs had a very good pump going on. Nothing painful, but solid. 8/10

Focus - Nothing unusual. 6/10

Taste - This was the cotton candy flavor. It did not remind me of cotton candy. This was because the liquid was on the thicker side for a pre workout, probably due to the aminos. I used 8 ounces of water. However, it was not bad by any means. It was really, really good in fact. I was tying to put my finger on what it tasted like. It reminded me of a screwball ice cream. At least I think that's what they are called. It is the ice cream from an ice cream truck that is an upside down triangle, is a mix of a punch of different fruity flavors, and has the gumball at the bottom. I loved it.10/10

Overall - It is hard to judge the profile of this product. I think the creatine and the caffeine are dosed well, but it would look like everything else is under dosed. I would disclose the amount of creatine and caffeine in the product. I would also remove the aminos as well. Energy was a little better than your standard product an pump was slightly better, but nothing mind blowing. The flavor was great though. Not cotton candy, some some other type of candy, ice cream, or sweet treat. It will have you guessing. Price point is not too bad either.  8/10
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« Reply #133: July 18, 2015, 02:23:23 PM »
I've seen this at GNC. It's 200 mgs. caffeine per scoop.


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« Reply #134: July 18, 2015, 03:45:59 PM »
I've seen this at GNC. It's 200 mgs. caffeine per scoop.

Which one? Not the Ion, it's disclosed at 175mg/serving.
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