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AntM1564
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« Reply #60: June 30, 2015, 03:42:15 PM »
AntM Reviews PES Amino IV



I finally decided to crack open my Amino IV from my CPBC purchase from PES. I was excited to try it since I've heard so many great things. The flavor I got was the Blue Raspberry. I tried both 1 and 2 scoops. The flavor at 1 scoop is very subtle. There is more than a hint of a raspberry flavor, but nothing mind blowing. At 2 scoops, the flavor is a littler sweeter. It is a nice light flavor. Nothing overpowering. One thing I wish this flavor had was more tartness. When I eat raspberries, that is what I really look forward to. In terms of recovery, it was a sample, baby bottle from what you can see so I cannot accurately judge that. However, going off taste along and the reputation of PES, I would buy and tub and recommend a person to purchase it as well.

AntM Reviews Animal Whey Cookies and Cream



I have had a tub of the Vanilla that I went through fast, it was great. I also have a Chocolate on deck. I loved the Vanilla so I had high expectations for this. I am not a big fan of CnC flavors. For the most part, they just taste like a Vanilla to me unless they have some sweetness to them. This had no sweetness to it. I was quite disappointed given how much I enjoyed the Vanilla. Yes, I noted I am not much of a CnC guy, but I thought given the sweetness of the Vanilla, the CnC would hav a very sweet, Oreo like flavor.
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« Reply #61: July 01, 2015, 05:12:44 PM »
July 1, 2015
Off Day


Went in and did some ab work today. I also did some cardio. I did not use the battle ropes like I intended because I did not want my arms of shoulders to be sore for tomorrow's power push day. Calf held up fine. I used the staionary bike. I did not feel any discomfort in the calf. It is tight today, but not more sore than previous days. One issue I am having is sleeping though. About 2-3 hours into sleeping. I wake up due to the tightness and it is unberable. I do not want to take the muscle relaxers I have, but might. Any ideas how to make sleep more tolerable?

I bought compression sleeves today, might wear the one at night.


Nutrition

Low Carb

Cals - 2,050
Carbs - 79g
  • Fiber - 41g
Protein - 222g
Fat - 105g
  • Sat. - 35g
  • Poly. - 6g
  • Mono. - 23g
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« Reply #62: July 01, 2015, 05:24:46 PM »
AntM Reviews ALLMAX Animocore



I am not a big fan of desserts, but I absolutely love cheesecake and key lime pie. Needless to say, I was excited, nervous, and skeptical about this flavor. I was skeptical because I doubt it would taste like key lime pie. I was nervous because when I think of key lime pie, I think of a thick, creamy texture. Something I do not want in my intra workout product. Also, I did not think the two flavors, key lime pie and cherry, could work together. First, the key lime portion, there was a lemon lime flavor. Not all lemon and not all lime, a nice 50/50 split. I got that as soon as it went in my mouth. Right before swallowing and thereafter, I got hit with a hint of cherry.The best thing I can compare it to is Luigi's Italian Ice. Imagine when it melts, you have that juice at the bottom. Take the juice from the lemon, drink it and then drink the juice from the cherry. It was very refreshing and I enjoyed it greatly. The profile is good too. 8 grams of aminos per serving.
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« Reply #63: July 01, 2015, 05:58:02 PM »
Good lod so far man. Very informative. I'm following.


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« Reply #64: July 01, 2015, 06:01:28 PM »
I meant to say good log. My bad. Damn auto type.


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« Reply #65: July 01, 2015, 08:41:46 PM »
Not sure if the compression sleeve you have will restrict the leg too much at night, but I was able to have light ones on with sleep. The nerves like to fire more at night..it stinks..(like restless leg syndrome or people with MS nerve issues- usually worse at night)
 You can try muscle relaxers, but I wouldn't count on them helping with neurological pain so much so as them just making you drowsy and sleeping heavier because of it. Personally I'd layer a muscle relaxer with an NSAID and something tylenol based (or call a doc for something..My fave is gabapentin). If it's a minor tear like you're hoping though it should resolve soon.
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« Reply #66: July 01, 2015, 09:11:24 PM »
Whiskey and Hyrdrocodone old irish rememdy.... jk jk but have you tried any supplemental sleep aids?? Nubreeds Heliotropin, Lecheeks Mass HGH, and Anateus Labs Oneiromancer really put me out and keep me there through the night. I sometimes suffer from RLS like Samazon said and those are really the only 3 that just keep me in REM


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« Reply #67: July 02, 2015, 11:27:32 AM »
Cyclobenzaprine 10mg and a couple naproxen (Aleve). What I took for my thoracic strain and it knocked me out pretty good.


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« Reply #68: July 02, 2015, 05:11:42 PM »
Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone. I am going to call my doctor tomorrow to see if they can prescribe something. I cannot take NSAIDS due to the medication I take for my transplant. And Tylenol does jack lol
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« Reply #69: July 02, 2015, 05:14:01 PM »
July 2, 2015
Push Power


One week down, hopefully only 3 more, max, to go. It has been 1 week with this strain. I've read that it will take 4-8 weeks, probably 6 though, to fully heal.

Today's session was a rough one. I don't know if it is because I did not sleep well again due to the pain, the fact it was a low carb day yesterday, or because I was still groggy from muscle relaxer I took. No excuses though, I was able to power through this day and overall, it was solid.

I also did the battle ropes for 7 or 8 rounds post workout. That stuff is hard. Those ropes are a lot heavier than I thought and it tkes a lot out of your upper body.


Training

Flat Bench 3-5 min rest

170x3,3,3,3,3,3,3*

This week calls for 7x3 with the last set being AMRAP. On the last set, I hit three by myself and got half way up on the fourth before getting stuck.

Military Press 60-90 sec rest

110x2,2,2,2,2,3*

This week calls for 6 sets of 2 with the last set being AMRAP.

Dips 60-90 sec rest

35x7,6,6

Incline DB Press 60 - 90 sec rest

55x6,6,6

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

60x8,7,6

Incline Skull Crusher 60 - 90 sec rest

70x8,7,7

Nutrition

High Carb

Cals - 2,600
Carbs - 319g
  • Fiber - 48g
Protein - 222g
Fat - 56g
  • Sat. - 14g
  • Poly. - 6g
  • Mono. - 14g
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« Reply #70: July 03, 2015, 03:54:05 PM »
July 3, 2015

Pull Hypertrophy


Training

Pulldowns 60 - 90 second rest

125x6,6,6,6,6,6,6,7*

This week calls for 8x6 with the last set being AMRAP.

T Bar Row 60 - 90 sec rest

90x6,6,8*

This week calls for 3 sets of 6 with the last set being AMRAP.

Wide Neutral Grip Pulldown 60 - 90 sec rest

100x12,11,10

Machine Rows 60 - 90 sec rest

95x11,10,10

Meadows Row 60 - 90 sec rest

30x10,10,10

Reverse Pec Deck 60 - 90 sec rest

80x12,11,10

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 48g
Protein - 221g
Fat - 78g
  • Sat. - 15g
  • Poly. - 12g
  • Mono. - 32g
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« Reply #71: July 03, 2015, 04:46:12 PM »
Wow man, can't believe I'm not following this log. Very detailed! Keep up the good work.


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« Reply #72: July 04, 2015, 12:06:10 PM »
Wow man, can't believe I'm not following this log. Very detailed! Keep up the good work.

Thanks brah! I try to be detailed with my lifting and also try to give you all a glimpse of my everyday life, which is boring right now lol
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« Reply #73: July 04, 2015, 12:08:05 PM »
July 4,, 2015
Lower Power


First off, let me say happy fourth of July to everyone.

I went into the gym thinking I was going to do leg press as my main movement since squatting was difficult on Tuesday. I warmed up like I normally would. All three power racks were open, so I took it as a sign. I did the bar and I was tight, but tht was expected since I haven't squatted in two weeks.

I proceeded to add weight, first, a 25, then a 45, then a 45 and 25 and then a 10 on top of that. The more I progressed, the looser my calf seemed to get. I had that tightness in the same spot as Tuesday, right were I know the injury is. I think the combo of the compression socks and the knee sleeves makes it a tad worse.

I put 225 on the bar. I missed last week which called for 6 sets of 4 reps. I decided to stick with the plan and go with 7 sets of 3. If I was healthy, I probably would have gone for 245 or 250. I decided to stick with 225 though. The first set was shaky, probably due to my confidence being low and my CNS. Each set got better. I was pretty strong out of the hole, which was surprising. The thing that scared me the most was the walk out.

I am not going to do direct calf work until all pain/tightness is gone. Maybe next Tuesday, the 14th, I will do some light calf work since that is my hypertrophy day and it will be just shy of 3 weeks. I am not going to rush it though. If I can squat and everything else, I can't complain. The only thing I couldn't do, or maybe I could have, was lying leg curls. The stretch at the bottom seemed to bother my calf a tad after one set, so I decided to do them seated.

The calf now has a light yellow bruise on the soleus, right under the gastro. The gastro is still a little tight too.

I bought heel elevators yesterday and they help so much with my walking. I was not into the hype at first, but they really do help. They shorten the length the calf has to travel while walking. I can even walk on an incline with them.


Training

Back Squat 2-3 min rest

225x3,3,3,3,3,3,4*

This week calls for 7x3 with the last set being AMRAP.

Roman Deadlift 60-90 sec rest

235x2,2,2
245x2,2,3*

This week calls for 6 sets of 2 with the last set being AMRAP. I initially tried 235, but was nervous after one rep. I decided to lower it. Once I got my confidence, I went up..

Leg Extensions 60 - 90 sec rest

160x6,6,6,6

Lying Leg Curl 60 - 90 sec rest

100x7,7,7,7

Good Girls 45 - 60 sec rest

150x8,8
155x7

Bad Girls 45 - 60 sec rest

150x8,7,7,7,6

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 49g
Protein - 222g
Fat - 75g
  • Sat. - 21g
  • Poly. - 8g
  • Mono. - 23g
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« Reply #74: July 05, 2015, 11:43:23 AM »
July 5, 2015
Push Hypertrophy[/COLOR]

Weight - 147

Weighed in at 1.4 pounds lighter than last week. It has been 6 weeks since I started tracking my weight and I'm down .4 pounds total. I am going to up my calorie intake this week. I will be more active too since summer school teaching begins tomorrow. I will be on my feet a lot more. I am going to increase each low carb day by 50 cals, in the form of fat.

This morning, my leg was less swollen. The roundness at the bottom of my calf is almost visible. I still cannot flex and contract the muscle though. I decided not to go to my second job today since today will be my final day I can keep my leg up until Saturday.

Summer school starts tomorrow and I have an interview at the Vitamin Shoppe. That job wouldn't begin until August 1 which is perfect since summer school ends on July 31. That would give me two jobs through August and hopefully a teaching psoition will be mine for September. I still have not heard anything though.

Also, pain a night has been less the past two nights, but still disrupting my sleep. I was restless from 4:30-6:30 this morning. I am going to call my transplant nurse practitioner to see if she can prescribe something for me.


Training

Seated Smith Shoulder Press 60 - 90 sec rest

70x10,10,10*

This week calls for 3x10 with the last set being AMRAP.

Incline Smith Bench Press 90 sec rest

80x12,12,13*

This week calls for 3x12 with the last set being AMRAP. Going to swap this for incline db press next week.

Seated Machine Side Laterals 60 sec rest

70x11,10,10

Flat DB Bench Press 90 sec rest

50x12,11,10

Incline Skull Crusher 60 sec rest

50x12,11,10

Decided I am going to do this on hypertrophy days instead of going heavy on them on power days. I think this will save my elbows a little.

Cable Rope Tricep Pressdown 45 - 60 sec rest

15.5x12,11,10

Usually I do these first. Crazy how much I had to drop the weight doing these after the skulls.

Nutrition

Low Carb Day

Cals - 2,100
Carbs - 79g
  • Fiber - 39g
Protein - 220g
Fat - 116g
  • Sat. - 32g
  • Poly. - 9g
  • Mono. - 36g
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