Monday, January 31, 2011

Week 4 - Day 1

Dumbbell Shoulder Press
30lbsx8 | 60lbsx10 | 65lbsx5

Dumbbell Lateral Raises
15lbsx12 | 20lbsx12 | 20lbsx12

BWx8 | BW+35lbsx8 | BW+45lbsx8

DB Front Raise
20lbsx12 | 30lbsx8
Cable One Arm Pushdown (Reverse Grip)
50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Upright Rows
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12
Calf Machine Shrugs
60lbsx15 | 60lbsx15 | 60lbsx15

Reverse Butterflies
60lbsx12 |60lbsx8
Seated DBell Tricep Press

COMMENTS:This is more like it. Awesome workout. Strength definitely went up easy. I'm filling out my shirts more and everything is good so far. I cut my finger on the weekend and it was pretty deep/bled a lot, so today while I was holding the dumbbells I guess they rubbed against the cut and opened the wound again and it started pouring all over my hands and dumbbells. Some people started bert staring me lol, but other than that t'was a good day. I ran out of time because I arrived late. Was busy with school work/studying, and education>bodybuilding lol, but still, I just missed an exercise and a couple more sets/reps. No bigge. Sides, no backpumps really, but my left test is having some very mild "pain". Its not really pain, but more of an ache. It feels like "drained". I dont know how to best describe. I did some research and found other people got it. It comes for like 1 minute then goes away. It doesn't bother me, but when I'm sitting down with nothing in my mind, its irritating. Will have to watch this and see where it goes.

Morning Weight: 182lbs

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Week 3 - Day 6


Comments: Nothing to report. Didn't do anything today. Might do calves/abs tomorrow and cardio or something.

Week 3 - Day 5

135lbsx8 | 225lbsx5 | 275lbsx1 | 300lbsx1 | 315lbsxfail

Pull Ups

CG Lat Pulldowns
80lbsx12 | 90lbsx12 | 100lbsx12
Zottman Curl
30lbsx12 | 30lbsx10 | 30lbsx8

Back Extension
10lbsx12 | 25lbsx12 | 25lbsx12
Reverse Bicep Curl
40lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Seated Cable Rows
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx12

Overhead Cable Curl
20lbsx12 | 20lbsx12

COMMENTS: First legit shitty workout on this cycle. Very disappointing. Deadlifts didn't go up (in fact pre-cycle I used to put up more), pull ups I dont even know what the hell happened here, other lifts didn't feel much stronger at all... This felt like a normal pre-cycle day. And this time I have no execuses unlike last week. Had a day off yesterday, fully recovered, eating plenty, resting plenty. Not sure why. Maybe just a bad day?

SIDES: Surprisingly there were no/very little back pumps today... on back day...
Hair and skin (on face and back/shoulder area) felt really oily too. Not sure if this is a side of hdrol, but I've talked to some people and they said they've had it too.

So anyways. Weird day. Disappointed since in every other workout, lifts had literally exploded. Will probably be doing calves, abs and some cardio today. Nothing strenuous, rest Sunday, and hopefully come back Monday setting new PRs.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Week 3 - Day 3

Barbell Bench Press
Barx12 | 135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

DB Incline Bench
35lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 70lbsx8

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 245lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Incline Barbell Bench Press
Barx8 | 115lbsx8 | 135lbsx7

Kettlebells Shrugs
71lbsx8 | 53lbsx8 | 35lbsx8 [DROPSETS]

Decline Bench Press
135lbsx10 | 135lbsx10

80lbsx10 | 80lbsx10

COMMENTS: For the first time in about 6+ months, my bench press has gone up. I used to be able to do 185 twice MAX (one time i got lucky and got it 3x). Today I blasted through 5 reps with ease and had potential "energy" for more! Very happy about that! Every other workout was great. Strength is most definitely gone up significantly. I'm always into my workouts, I never seem "tired from that last set let me take a 5 minute break". Done with 1 set, change song and I'm ready to go!

Sides: Nothing to report. Had a very minor back pump when doing shrugs but as usual went away. I think I'm going to stop reporting back pumps now since its obvious they're present in every workout, so unless it becomes a major aching one or becomes a problem, I won't report it. Other than that, so far so good!

Week 3 - Day 2

I'm a little late posting this since I didn't have time last night, but this is for Tuesday's workout.


Barbell Squats
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 205lbsx5

Leg Press
135lbsx12 | 225lbsx12 | 315lbsx10

25lbsx5 | 60lbsx5*
*I alternated from dumbbell to barbell lunges, which gave me a harsh lower back pump and leg cramp. It went away 5 minutes later though.

Standing Calf Raises (Machine)
60lbsx8 | 70lbsx8 | 80lbsx8 | 100lbsx8 | 110lbsx8

Leg Extension
80lbsx12 | 100lbsx12 | 120lbsx12
Leg Curls
50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Also did some abs

COMMENTS: Great workout. Squats went up significantly. Only a mere 10 days ago I had trouble putting 185x5 up, I put 205x5 easy and was gonna go for 225x5 but decided to save it for next week lol. Back pumps were there when I did lunges but disappeared right after. Everything else is good,

Anyone know good ab/oblique exercises? I usually do random ab exercises in the gym, but I can never feel my abs getting worked...

Total Workout Time: 45 minutes

Monday, January 24, 2011

Week 3 - Day 1

Dumbbell Shoulder Press
30lbsx8 | 55lbsx12 | 60lbsx5

Dumbbell Lateral Raises
15lbsx12 | 20lbsx12 | 15lbsx12

BWx8 | BW+25lbsx8 | BW+45lbsx5

DB Front Raise
20lbsx10 | 20lbsx12
Cable One Arm Pushdown
40lbsx16 | 50lbsx16

Upright Rows
40lbsx12 | 40lbsx12 | 60lbsx12 | 60lbsx12
Calf Machine Shrugs
50lbsx15 | 50lbsx15 | 50lbsx15 | 50lbsx15

Reverse Butterflies
40lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 70lbsx12
Seated DBell Tricep Press
40lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 60lbsx8

Behind Back Shrugs*
80lbsx15 | 100lbsx15
*These were uncomfortable. Kept bumping on my ass when shrugging...

COMMENTS: What a workout... Oh my. I did not want to leave the gym. Strength went up but thats the least of my "happiness" lol. I had an INSANE pump after. Shoulder, trap and tricep pump = best pump you can have. What I would do to look like what I did after the gym, but cold/no pump. Traps doubled in size, and delts just became soccer balls. Also following a kinda new split (Courtesy of PlanetGetLow!). Will have 80% of the exercsies/rep ranges Norton's Power/hyper does, just that the days are mixed up a little bit to allow better resting.

Total Workout Time: 45 minutes
Morning Weight: 179lbs
Sides: Had a moderate lower back pump when doing DB Front Raises. But went away after. Nothing new so far. *knock on wood*

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 2 - Day 7

Hack Squats
135lbsx12 | 135lbsx12 | 135lbsx12
Seated Calf Raises
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx14 | 50lbsx16

Leg Extension
80lbsx16 | 90lbsx16
Leg Curls
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Standing Calf Raises Machine
60lbsx12 | 70lbsx12 | 80lbsx12

COMMENTS: Had more exercises/sets for today, but didn't have time. Gym closes @ 10 today, and I arrived @ 9:45, so all those above were done in under 15 minutes. No difference strength wise, I could put those on a normal day, but was into the workout. Usually leg days I look forward to leaving, today I was enjoying it. Had a little back pump when I was leaving but as usual disappeared a couple minutes after.
Also on a side note, I feel like I'm filling out my shirts more. The shoulder area fits tighter now on some shirts for me. Hell ya.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Week 2 - Day 6

Off Day 
I know I was going to start 75mg on Monday, but at the end of the cycle, I calculated having 2 pills left, so might as well add 2 more 75mg days. No point having those 2 extra pills.

So far so good side wise.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Week 2 - Day 5

135lbsx5 | 225lbsx5
*This was terrible. One, my legs were still really sore from leg day on tuesday (actually my whole body is 100% sore right now from yesterdays arm/chest day), so it this was a pain and struggled putting up usual numbers. And two, lowerback pumps kicked in pretty bad with this one. Its such a bitch to load up the bar with weights and just a even worse pain in the ass to unload them, its a workout right there.

DB Shoulder Press
35lbsx8 | 55lbsx8 | 55lbsx8
DB Lateral Raises
20lbsx8 | 20lbsx8

Pull Ups

DB Lawn Mower (or Bent Rows)
40lbsx12 | 40lbsx12 | 40lbsx12
Bradford Press
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Barbell Shrugs
135lbsx12 | 185lbsx12 | 135lbsx12

Back Extension
2 sets, Didn't record, I just use those balls thing, but lower back was gone after this lol.

Reverse Butterflies
60lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Comments: I gotta change this split up. Having a shoulder/back day right after an intense arm day is ridiculous. Triceps get chewed out in shoulders and biceps just giving up when doing the back exercises. Gotta figure a way out to mix it up and allow each muscle to rest at least for a day (even if its used as secondary). Overall, good workout I guess. Sides were just the moderate back pump here and there, but thats expected, especially on back days. Other than that its all good. I can't wait to bump it up to 75mg.
Anyone have any suggestions for the split problem?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Week 2 - Day 4

Dumbbell Incline Bench
35lbsx8 | 50lbsx12 | 60lbsx12

Barbell Close Grip Bench*
135lbsx8 | 135lbsx6
I seem to get armpit pain when I do these. Maybe its my form that needs work, but its a discomfort...

Overhead Cable Curl
12.5lbsx12 | 15lbsx12 | 17.5lbsx12

Preacher Curl
75lbsx8 | 75lbsx8 | 75lbsx8
Standing French Press
50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12 | 50lbsx12

Decline Bench Press

Comments: Good workout, good energy, pretty good strength wise. Insane pump. My arms literally doubled in size from when I walked in the gym and when I left the gym. Split still needs to be tweaked a bit. Sides are still non-existent thank God. Although with back day tomorrow... I'm sure the back pumps are waiting for me...:P

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week 2 - Day 3

Off Day today. Although I might go and do some cardio, abs and forearms. Just little stuff.

Weight Today: 175lbs

Comments: So far so good.

Also, since a lot of the comments are about following other people/exchanging links for blogs, I set up a Links module to the right of the blog. If you want your blog added, leave a comment with the url to your blog and I'll add it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 2 - Day 2

Barbell Squat
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 185lbsx5 | 155lbsx5

Dumbbell Lunges
35lbsx5 | 40lbsx5 | 50lbsx5 | 40lbsx5 | 35lbsx5

Standing Machine Calf Raises
70lbsx5 | 80lbsx8 | 90lbsx8 | 100lbsx8 | 110lbsx8 | 120lbsx8 | 130lbsx8

Comments: Good workout. Same as yesterday. Felt a little stronger/less worn out after each set, but its all in the mind!
Lunges reminded me what a pain they are, but I love them. I did start to notice a little bit of lower back pain (or pump lol) near the end of my lunges set, but it immediately disappeared once I finished the set. I got taurine in hand and gonna start using it just in-case its one of the sides. But so far so good. Cannot wait for hypertrophy days.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Week 2 - Day 1

Well, I'm past the pre-loading phase, so I thought I'd start the blog when I actually did the legit thing. Here's today's (Monday) workout.

Standing Military Press
125lbsx5 | 115lbsx5 | 105lbsx5 | 105lbsx5 | 105lbsx5

Barbell Bent Over Rows
135lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Barbell Bench Press
135lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 155lbsx5 | 145lbsx5 | 135lbsx5

Barbell Shrugs
225lbsx5 | 235lbsx5 | 235lbsx5 | 225lbsx5 | 225lbsx5

Comments: Amazing amount of focus and energy in the gym today. Felt stronger and could of easily put more reps, even though I know this is 110% in my mind and its placebo and not the hdrol, I still enjoyed the good workout!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

And Here...We...Go...

Today was the last day to of pre-loading with cycle assist. Tomorrow begins the real deal, H-Drol. First week will be 50mg, then next 5 bumped to 75mg. I will be bulking during this cycle, which will be followed with a EC Stack cut if things go ok.

My stack (so far)

Welcome to my H-Drol Log

H-Drol will be the first pro-hormone I have done.
Here is my current stack:

  • 2X CEL H-Drol (60 Caps)
  • 2X CEL Cycle Assist (240 Caps)
  • Nolvadex
  • Taurine
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Whey Protein
The Plan
Week 1 - Cycle Assist
Week 2 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 50mg
Week 3 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 4 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 5 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 6 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 7 - Cycle Assist / H-Drol 75mg
Week 8 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 20mg
Week 9 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 20mg
Week 10 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 10mg
Week 11 - Cycle Assist / Nolva 10mg

I will be doing a slightly modified version of "Layne Norton's Power/Hypertrophy Routine".

Which will be:
Monday - Upper Power
Tuesday - Lower Power
Wednesday - Off / Cardio
Thursday - Hypertrophy Chest/Arms
Friday - Hypertrophy Shoulders/Back/Arms
Saturday - Off / Cardio
Sunday - Hypertrophy Legs