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MetalAsh12
05-15-07, 6:05 pm
Begins Thursday, May 17th.

Currently 5' 7.5" 161 lbs. and 12% bodyfat. Beginning with a bulk, I'll surpass any weight I've dreamed of lifting previously. My goal is to get to at least 10% bodyfat and put on a large amount of muscle mass...freakish if you will.


Lift schedule is as follows:

-Thursday: Chest/Back
-Friday: Legs/Cardio
-Saturday: Shoulders/Traps
-Sunday: Arms/Forearms
-Monday + Tuesday: rest
-Repeat

Current Supplements:
-Optimum 100% Whey Gold Standard
-Animal Pak
-Animal M-Stak (Old Formula)

I'll be adding Nitro-G when I get the money.

I'm putting this out there so you know; This is my philosophy, it works for me as everyone has their own that works for them:

**If you can do less than 4 reps, the weight is too heavy, if you can do more than 6 reps, the weight is too light.**

Training will begin on Thursday.

MetalAsh12
05-15-07, 11:28 pm
Beginning tomorrow, no point in resting another day.

MetalAsh12
05-16-07, 1:50 pm
May 16, 2007

Today was Chest/Back day.

Woke up at 9:00AM, had a small bowl of oatmeal to get started; popped my M-Stak, and got in the car and headed off to the gym.
Decided to start the workout off with back instead of chest today, didn't turn out as I had planned...


**My back routine was as follows:
(I will only reference my heavy sets, not the warmup or weight acclimation sets)

-Bent-over barbell rows: 2x6 of 140 and 1x6 of 155

-Body weight wide grip pull-ups: 1 x failure

-Deadlifts: 3x5 315

-Lawnmower pulls/Dumbbell rows: 1x6 50lbs., 2x6 65lbs.

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**Chest Routine:

-Dumbbell slight incline chest press: 1x6 55lbs., 1x6 70lbs., 1x6 75lbs.
(Keep in mind, these are the individual dumbbell weights, not the combined weight...I was hoping to cap off past 80 lbs.)
This is where I realized that the deadlifts really beat up my arms and support muscles, next time, we do chest first.

-Chest fly Machine: 3x6 110lbs.

Ended workout here at about 50 minutes.
Time in between sets was about 45 seconds to a minute, I'll be trying to shorten it next time.

Picked up a new can of Animal Pak from the nutrition store and threw down a pak with my protein shake (72 grams, I try to get 216 grams/day)

Tomorrow is leg day...

MetalAsh12
05-16-07, 2:32 pm
I'll include pictures after my workouts, mostly for my own reference purposes, but feel free to critique:

Back: http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5434/backcy4.th.jpg (http://img442.imageshack.us/my.php?image=backcy4.jpg)

Chest/Front: http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5400/chestyz3.th.jpg (http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=chestyz3.jpg)

Cooking Chicken Fajitas...(great arm workout..heh)
[img=http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/2060/cookingtw3.th.jpg] (http://img514.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cookingtw3.jpg)

MetalAsh12
05-16-07, 11:42 pm
bmp

MetalAsh12
05-17-07, 4:03 pm
May 17, 2007

Today was Leg Day


Woke up around 11:30 (no work today), ate the usual oatmeal with the pak. About 30 minutes later I took my M-Stak and was off.

Got into the gym and hit the squats first. Today, I used the smith machine as I had no spotter:
+1x6 245
+1x6 275
+1x6 315

Leg Press:

-1x6 315
-1x6 360
-1x6 450


Next were leg curls:
-1x6 70
-1x6 80
-1x6 90

Seated Calve raises:

+1x10 275
+1x8 315
+1x6 395

Concluded my leg workout at about 50 minutes flat. Time in between sets was about 45 seconds...ideal for me. Downed my protein shake and headed home. Cardio was pushed to the back of the line, I'll hit cardio tomorrow.


No pictures today because the digital camera is out of batteries.
Tomorrow is Trap/Shoulder Day.

MetalAsh12
05-17-07, 6:26 pm
Can't take sitting around the house any longer today; Going for my road ride...during rush hour. Cardio gets done today.

MetalAsh12
05-17-07, 7:11 pm
Short, but brutal ride. Temperature is in the 90's. Average speed was about 19-21 mph...rolling hills. Cars tailgating my ass throughout, eat it. Cardio's done for this session.

MetalAsh12
05-18-07, 12:35 am
Update: May 17, 2007

My back feels a bit awkward from the 315lb. squat repetitions. My back needs to get used to the weight I suppose...

Read over Wrath's Journey on the front page...good stuff.
Can't wait to train tomorrow.

Roland
05-18-07, 1:34 am
Hey bro, ya got some nice numbers goin, keep it comin man.

How is the old m-stak workin for you? I just ordered the new one its getting in on Monday, can't wait to use it. Peace, bro and keep pumpin' those weights away.

MetalAsh12
05-18-07, 1:36 am
Hey bro, ya got some nice numbers goin, keep it comin man.

How is the old m-stak workin for you? I just ordered the new one its getting in on Monday, can't wait to use it. Peace, bro and keep pumpin' those weights away.

Thanks; M-stak is working great for me, but I'm using the old formula. My numbers really jumped during my first week on m-stak.

MetalAsh12
05-18-07, 4:15 pm
May 18, 2007

Shoulder/Trap Day

Woke up around 10:45; had a belgian waffle for breakfast along with the pak.
Waited an hour, took my M-Stak and headed off to the gym.
Got into the gym, and all these high school kids with their hats sideways/backwards/upside down, whatever, are all using the dumbbells and leaving them all over the training floor. Pissed me off to the nth degree...

Anyway, started with my shoulders:

+Bent over laterals: 2x6 25lb., 1x6 30lb.
+Seated Military Press: 1x6 135lb., 1x6 145lb., 1x6 155lb.
+Seated dumbbell laterals: 2x6 25lb., 1x6 30 lb.
+Machine laterals: 2x6 125 lbs. (Wanted an isolation thrown in there)

Traps:

+Upright rows with EZ bar: 1x6 95lbs, 1x6 100 lbs, 1x5 110 lbs.
+Standing Shrugs: 1x6 315lbs., 1x6 335 lbs., 1x6 345 lbs.

Concluded my workout at about 45 minutes, 30-45 seconds in between sets.

Came home, ate two slices of whole wheat toast with jam...now I'm typing this. I'm out of my Whey Isolate and also out of money...so I'll be missing whey for a week or so...shouldn't have that much of an effect.
Tomorrow is Arms/Forearms day.
Out.

MetalAsh12
05-18-07, 7:34 pm
Just discovered that my gym doesn't open until 8am on weekends. I'll have to hit the weights after my day at work which I hate doing. Hopefully I'll have enough energy after doing swimming/cpr/first-aid shit all day.

Log will be updated late tomorrow evening...

MetalAsh12
05-19-07, 11:49 pm
May 19, 2007

Arm Day

So, pretty shitty day today...dove into the water with my car keys, the remoteless key shorted because of it. So then I tried to open my car manually and the damn alarm goes off for 5 minutes...shit. And I'm burnt to a crisp from being in the Georgia sun all day whilst doing emergency drills.
Anyway, enough bitching from me;
Despite my day today, I managed to crank out a serious arm workout after work.

Got home from work, took my M-Stak, and headed off to the gym.

Started with Triceps:

+Tricep Arm Extension Machine: 1x8 100lbs., 1x6 120 lbs., 1x6 150 lbs.
+Tricep straight bar pushdowns: 1x6 80 lbs., 1x6 135 lbs., 1x6 185 lbs.
+Tricep rope pulldowns: 1x6 90 lbs., 1x6 120lbs., 1x6 150lbs.
+Skull Crushers: 3x6 75lbs.

Biceps:

+Concentration Curls: 3x10 35lbs. (warmup)
+Standing Dumbbell Preacher Curls: 3x6 35lbs.
+Close Grip barbell curls: 3x6 75 lbs.

Workout ended at about 30 minutes with about 30 seconds in between sets. Awesome pump afterwards, and I'm not even on Animal Pump yet... :)

Came home, ate 2 mozarella sticks, then ate 2 filet mignons with a salad and baked potato. Had bell peppers, shrimp, and nuts for a snack while the steaks were grilling. Good stuff. This was all within 1.5 hours of my workout.

Rest days are next in line...

MetalAsh12
05-20-07, 10:51 pm
Edit

I'm cutting one of my rest days, I get enough rest as it is.
Log will resume tomorrow.

MetalAsh12
05-21-07, 2:13 pm
May 21, 2007

Chest/Back

I'm re-typing this log again...my ISP is insolent. Anyway, I woke up, ate some cheerios and took the pak. Waited about an hour then I threw down M-Stak and left for the gym.

Got to the gym and began with chest:

+Dumbbell Press: 1x6 65lbs., 1x6 75lbs., 1x6 80lbs.
+Bench Press: 1x6 205lbs., 1x6 210 lbs., 1x4 225lbs. (bleh)
+Iso-lateral Wide Grip Chest Press: 1x8 225 lbs., 2x6 315 lbs.

Back:

+Bent Over Barbell Rows: 1x6 135 lbs., 1x6 155lbs., 1x5 165lbs.
+Deadlifts: 1x6 225lbs., 1x5 315 lbs., 1x4 315lbs.
+Dumbbell Rows: 1x6 55lbs., 1x6 65 lbs., 1x6 70lbs.
+Close Grip Lat Pulldowns: 3x6 145lbs.

After my lifts, I walked over to the trainer's desk and asked about getting my bf measured. So they gave me this small handheld machine. I entered my height, weight etc. The results: 5.6% bodyfat...haha. Now, I know I'm not 5%, that's ridiculous...and they did it twice. Anyway, that was my laugh for the day.
Also, my Animal Nitro-G order came in to the store I buy from, so I'll be picking that up with ym next paycheck.

Tomorrow is shoulders/traps.

Out

MetalAsh12
05-22-07, 9:11 pm
May 22, 2007

Leg Day

Today was leg day...downed animal pak with breakfast after I woke up, waited 45 minutes, then took m-stak.
Got to the gym around 12:46pm.

Smith Machine Squats: 1x8 225lbs., 1x6 315 lbs., 1x5 335lbs.
Leg Extensions: 1x8 225lbs., 1x6 245lbs., 1x6 260lbs.(whole stack)
Leg Curls: 2x6 100lbs.
Seated Calve Raises: 1x6 310lbs., 1x6 320 lbs., 1x6 350lbs., (whole stack)
Free Weight Seated Calve Raises: 3x8 140 lbs.

Had to rush to work, so I didn't have time to eat (blasphemous I know), made up for lost calories when I got home...

Tomorrow is Shoulders/Traps

MetalAsh12
05-23-07, 2:34 pm
May 23, 2007

Shoulders/Traps

Woke up, ate some cereal with whole wheat bread and peanut butter. Downed Animal Pak then M-Stak a while later.

Began with shoulders:

+Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 1x5 60lbs., 2x5 65lbs.
+Seated Military Press: 1x6 135lbs., 2x6 155lbs.
+Dumbbell Laterals: 1x6 20lbs., 2x6 25lbs.

Traps:
+Barbell Upright Rows: 1x8 95lbs., 2x6 115lbs. (I find that using the regular barbell is more effective/productive for me than using the EZ bar)
+Standing Shrugs: 1x6 315lbs., 2x6 365lbs.
+Seated Shrugs: 1x6 225lbs., 2x6 275lbs.

Ended the workout at about 40 minutes flat. 30-40 seconds in between sets.

Tomorrow is Arm/forearm day.

Also, I won't bite, so feel free to critique/reply/whatever on this log...especially constructive criticism.

MetalAsh12
05-24-07, 2:30 pm
May 24, 2007

Arm/Forearm Day

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7500/p5240129sz7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The usual...Animal Pak after breakfast (2 pb&J sandwiches), m-stak 45 minutes before workout.

Began with biceps...

+Dumbbell Concentration Curls: 3x8 35lbs. (warm-up)
+Dumbbell Standing Preacher curls: 3x6 40lbs.
+Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3x6 45lbs.
+Close-Grip barbell Curls: 1x6 95lbs., 2x6 75lbs.

Triceps:
+V-Bar Pulldowns: 1x6 150lbs., 1x6 165lbs., 1x6 190lbs.
+Tricep Arm Extensions: 3x6 180lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x6 25lbs., 2x6 30lbs.
+Behind the Head Tricep Presses: 3x6 65lbs.

Forearms:
+Barbell reverse forearm curls: 1x6 95lbs., 1x6 115lbs., 1x6 125lbs.
+Barbell front forearm curls: 3x6 105lbs.

Ended workout at 40 minutes with 30-40 seconds in between sets...

Also, had a present waiting for me at my house; recieved my sample paks of storm and shock therapy to mix BigAnt's drink...really excited about using it next week. Also recieved my samples of Pump. Good stuff. Tomorrow is a rest day.

MetalAsh12
05-25-07, 9:46 pm
Tomorrow is Chest/Back day...
I'll be tackling the workout along with my samples of Animal Pump, Storm, and Shock Therapy. I expect to be very happy with the results; never have I been disappointed by Universal products. I'll also be taking the usual Animal Pak and M-Stak as well...should be an interesting workout.
Log will be updated tomorrow evening.

Please feel free to post comments, suggestions, criticisms, etc.

Out

MetalAsh12
05-27-07, 10:02 pm
Wasn't able to make it to the gym yesterday or today. Work begins for me before my gym opens and ends after it closes on weekends.

Tomorrow will be chest/back day.

MetalAsh12
05-28-07, 1:12 pm
May 28, 2007

Chest/Back Day

Today was chest/back day. It was also my first day off of M-Stak and on shock therapy, storm, and pump. But, ironically, this was one of my least energetic workouts in a long time. Had to hold onto the racks after most of my heavy sets to keep from passing out. I don't know if it's because my body was used to M-Stak or what...but here's how it went:

Chest:

+Incline Isolateral Press: 3x8 225lbs.(warm up)
+Dumbbell Chest Press: 1x6 80lbs., 1x5 80lbs., 1x3 80lbs.
+Incline Bench Press: 2x6 155lbs., 1x4 155lbs.

Back:

+Bent Over Barbell Rows: 1x6 135lbs., 1x5 155lbs., 1x4 155lbs.
+Seated Close Grip Rows: 3x6 145lbs.
+Close Grip Lat Pulldown: 1x6 120lbs., 2x6 140lbs.
+Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns: 3x5 150lbs.
+Deadlifts: 3x6 225lbs. (90lbs. less than my usual weight)

After deadlifts, I was gone. Sitting here typing this and now I'm probably going to take a nap to try and gain some energy back. Tomorrow is leg day.

MetalAsh12
05-29-07, 10:02 pm
May 29, 2007

Today was fucking incredible. I decided to take my samples of storm and torrent 30 minutes before the workout instead of during my workout. I took these packs along with animal pump...a little dose of metal and self-psyching on the way to the gym took me a long way as well. Your mind can be your best friend, or your worst enemy while lifting.

I went up in every single one of my lifts today...

+Squats: 1x6 315lbs., 1x6 345lbs., 1x5 355lbs.
+Straight Leg Deads: 3x10 95lbs. (first time doing these in a looong time)
+Leg Press: 1x8 450lbs., 1x6 540lbs., 1x5 590lbs.
+Seated Calve Raises: 1x6 295lbs., 2x6 315lbs. (entire stack)
+One Legged Seated calve raises: 3x6 135lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises:3x6 300lbs. (entire stack)

It was brutal; and I must say, I am damn proud to increase all my leg lifts. Ladies and gentlemen, today was an Animal day.

On a comical sidenote, I went into the store that I buy my supps from after my workout, and asked him to order the new m-stak. So far, the owner has m-stak(old), cuts, nitro-g, pak, uni-liver, and flex. What's funny about it is that I'm the only one who buys Animal products at the store, and all the products were ordered by me...so I have my personal stockpile...good stuff.

MetalAsh12
05-31-07, 12:53 am
May 30, 2007

Shoulders/Traps

Deposited my checks and picked up some Nitro-G today, had a pack right before and after my workout.

Shoulders:

+Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 3x6 30lbs.
+Bent Over Dumbbell Laterals: 3x6 35lbs.
+Dumbbell Press: 3x6 60lbs.
+Seated Military Press: 1x8 155lbs., 2x6 155lbs.
+Iso-Lateral Low Pulls: 1x12 135lbs., 1x6 225lbs., 1x5 275lbs.

Traps:

+Barbell Upright Rows: 3x6 115lbs.
+Shrugs: 3x6 275lbs.

Tomorrow is arm day.

Oh, and almost forgot to mention as I was walking out of the gym today, some girl looked at me, then my arms and said, "Ewww!" Best compliment I've gotten in a while.

Roland
06-01-07, 10:25 pm
May 30, 2007

Shoulders/Traps

Deposited my checks and picked up some Nitro-G today, had a pack right before and after my workout.

Shoulders:

+Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 3x6 30lbs.
+Bent Over Dumbbell Laterals: 3x6 35lbs.
+Dumbbell Press: 3x6 60lbs.
+Seated Military Press: 1x8 155lbs., 2x6 155lbs.
+Iso-Lateral Low Pulls: 1x12 135lbs., 1x6 225lbs., 1x5 275lbs.

Traps:

+Barbell Upright Rows: 3x6 115lbs.
+Shrugs: 3x6 275lbs.

Tomorrow is arm day.

Oh, and almost forgot to mention as I was walking out of the gym today, some girl looked at me, then my arms and said, "Ewww!" Best compliment I've gotten in a while.

"ewww!" hahah nice!

MetalAsh12
06-01-07, 11:08 pm
"ewww!" hahah nice!

It was a good feeling :)

May 31, 2007

Arm/Forearm Day


Not a great day today. I am not able to remember my numbers unfortunately, I suppose I had a bit of amnesia while I was barfing my brains out. Threw up violently twice after I came home then contracted a fever of 102. I'm giving my body a rest until it's fully recovered. Barely ate anything today (June 1), so I'm going to have to gorge after I get well again.

Out

Roland
06-04-07, 5:38 am
Damn strong numbers bro, sorry about that man, get well soon bro!!!!

MetalAsh12
06-04-07, 6:08 pm
Damn strong numbers bro, sorry about that man, get well soon bro!!!!

Thanks, all better already :)

MetalAsh12
06-04-07, 6:17 pm
June 4, 2007

Chest/Back Day

Better from my sickness, I awoke feeling hungry again. Hungry for the iron, as well as food. Pak and some toast with jam all went down the hatch about an hour before lifting. I mixed some Nitro-G and sipped it during my workout...seemed to work fine. Also picked up some Animal Pump on the way back home.
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**Chest-
+Dumbbell Chest Press: 1x9 55lbs., 1x6 80lbs., 1x6 80lbs. (can't seem to break the 80lbs. plateau on this exercise, I'm counting on M-Stak to give me a boost next week)

+Bench Press: 3x6 185lbs.
+Sitting Chest Press: 3x6 225lbs.

**Back:
+Deadlifts: 1x8 225lbs., 2x6 275lbs. (On m-stak, I was able to throw down 315lbs. no problem)
+Bent Over Barbell Rows: 3x6 135lbs.
+Dumbbell Rows: 3x6 65lbs.


Tomorrow is leg day.

MetalAsh12
06-05-07, 10:00 pm
June 5, 2007

Leg Day

Ahhh yea, leg day. Came home, changed, took Animal pump, then Nitro-G. That shit together is no joke...I walked into the gym and felt like I was on crack. My eyes were darting everywhere, kept laughing for some reason after my sets...haha. Like I said, crack. The energy was unreal, couldn't stop moving:

Quadriceps:
+Smith Squats: 1x6 315 lbs., 1x6 335lbs., 1x4 345lbs. (my legs gave out when I tried to get the 5th rep)
+Leg Press: 1x6 450lbs., 1x6 540lbs., 1x3 540lbs.
+Leg Extensions: 2x6 275lbs.

Hamstrings:
+Ham Curls: 3x6 90lbs.

Calves:
+Seated Calve Raises: 3x6 395lbs. (whole stack, machine's too light for me now)
+Standing Calve Raises: 4x6 315lbs. (Again, the machine no longer suffices)

Fun and intense workout, still waiting for the new M-Stak to come in so I can break some of my plateaus.

MetalAsh12
06-07-07, 2:14 am
June 6, 2007

Shoulder/Traps

Forgot my mixer when I left for work today, so I tried to pour my Nitro-G into a small plastic water bottle...didn't work too well, but I got what was possible into the small thing. Took pump before the workout as well.

Not as intense as yesterday, but still alright...

Shoulders:

+Shoulder Press: 1x10 35lbs.(warm-up), 1x6 60lbs., 1x6 55lbs.
+Bent Over Lateral Raises: 3x6 15lbs.
+Seated Laterals: 3x6 30lbs.
+Seated Military Press: 3x6 165lbs.

Traps:

+Barbell Shrugs: 3x6 225lbs.
+Upright Rows: 3x6 105lbs.
+Shrug Machine: 3x6 365lbs.

Could've done much better in my opinion...

Ordered the new m-stak online today, should get it in a few days. Tomorrow is arms.

Out

MetalAsh12
06-07-07, 10:36 pm
June 7, 2007

Arm/Forearm Day

So, I wasn't getting the pump I expected off of one packet of Animal Pump from my previous workouts...so today, I decided to try 2 as BigAnt suggested in one of his threads. Took one packet 30 minutes before workout along with Nitro-G, then another right before my workout. That worked...very well. It took a few minutes, but when it kicked in, it kicked in...no laughing matter. At one point during my forearm exercises, I couldn't make a fist...felt great.

Triceps:

+Rope Pulldowns: 1x6 100lbs., 3x6 140lbs. (this is great as a first exercise for me, gives me a tricep pump you wouldn't believe)
+Tricep Arm Extension Machine: 3x6 145lbs.
+Straight Bar Pushdowns: 3x6 150lbs.
+Skull Crushers: 1x12 60lbs., 2x6 70lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 2x6 20lbs.

At this point, my triceps were massive. Looked scary as hell...

Biceps:

+EZ Bar Preacher Curls: 1x10 60lbs., 2x6 80lbs., 1x4 80lbs. (I did these extremely slow and controlled;again, a great pump)
+Hammer Curls: 3x12 35lbs. (veins began to map the way during these)
+Concentration Curls: 2x4 40lbs.

Forearms:

+Standing Barbell Front Forearm Raises: 1x8 65lbs., 2x6 75lbs.
+Sitting forearm raises (wrist on knee): 3x6 20lbs.
+Behind Back Barbell raises: 1x12 135lbs., 2x8 185lbs.

Ended here, my arms were ridiculous looking. The pump was insane and it looked great. My arms were even more scary now...lol
I recommend taking 2 pumps to everyone who doesn't feel satisfied after taking 1...does wonders. The heart's fine too :)

Tomorrow is a rest day.

Roland
06-08-07, 3:30 am
Good stuff bro, sick pump, do u take 2 red pills then? Man when I took that 1 pill, that shit had me nuts, it gave me a good pump, but after the workout I was hella pissed off at everyone and I couldn't sit in one place, it's prolly cuz im not used to drinking any coffee too, but good stuff man, keep em comin' strong. Peace bro.

MetalAsh12
06-08-07, 10:15 am
Good stuff bro, sick pump, do u take 2 red pills then? Man when I took that 1 pill, that shit had me nuts, it gave me a good pump, but after the workout I was hella pissed off at everyone and I couldn't sit in one place, it's prolly cuz im not used to drinking any coffee too, but good stuff man, keep em comin' strong. Peace bro.

Yup, I took 'em all. Worked great.

MetalAsh12
06-12-07, 1:19 am
June 11, 2007

Chest/Back Day

Today was my first day back on M-Stak, and a great day it was...sorta. Was able to do 315 lbs. deadlifts for two reps for the first time since I was on my first cycle of m-stak. But, I'm feeling nautious now, and have been for the past few hours...I'm pretty sure it's because I took my m-stak, pump, and nitro too close to eachother.

Chest:

+Dumbbell Chest Press: 1x10 50lbs., 2x6 80lbs.
+Iso-Lateral Press: 1x5 315lbs., 2x6 225lbs.
+Flat Dumbbell Chest Flys: 1x8 35lbs., 2x6 45lbs.

Back:

+Lat Pulldowns: 5x8 150lbs.
+Deadlifts: 1x2 315lbs., 2x6 225lbs.
+Dumbbell Rows: 3x6 70lbs.

MetalAsh12
06-12-07, 1:39 am
I'm stopping the Nitro-G, doesn't sit well with me at all.

Maccabee
06-12-07, 1:44 am
Nice workout bro. Just out of curiousity why is it no good for ya because I was thinking about trying it out. Whats the main reason?

MetalAsh12
06-12-07, 1:48 am
Thanks...

Everytime I take Nitro-G, I seem to get nautious and sometimes vomit. It may be the result of the proximity of my taking of the stuff, but I'm not taking any chances. Losing all those calories while vomiting just sucks, as well as vomiting itself...

MetalAsh12
06-12-07, 6:52 pm
June 12, 2007

Leg Day

+Smith Squats: 2x8 225lbs., 1x6 315lbs., 1x5 335lbs., 1x4 345lbs. (record)
+Leg Press: 1x8 315lbs., 1x8 450lbs., 1x6 540lbs.
+Hamstring Pushdowns: 3x6 120lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x12 200lbs., 1x12 250lbs., 2x12 300lbs.
+Leg Extensions: 2x6 160lbs.

Felt a bit short of energy today; only took 1 pump today as well as my m-stak and the pak. Felt less nautious, but still a little odd. Tomorrow is trap/delt day.

Roland
06-12-07, 7:20 pm
June 12, 2007

Leg Day

+Smith Squats: 2x8 225lbs., 1x6 315lbs., 1x5 335lbs., 1x4 345lbs. (record)
+Leg Press: 1x8 315lbs., 1x8 450lbs., 1x6 540lbs.
+Hamstring Pushdowns: 3x6 120lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x12 200lbs., 1x12 250lbs., 2x12 300lbs.
+Leg Extensions: 2x6 160lbs.

Felt a bit short of energy today; only took 1 pump today as well as my m-stak and the pak. Felt less nautious, but still a little odd. Tomorrow is trap/delt day.

Nice workout bro and nice squatting. Looking solid man keep that shit up !

MetalAsh12
06-12-07, 8:08 pm
Nice workout bro and nice squatting. Looking solid man keep that shit up !

Thanks. The squats as well as my other leg lifts are slowly but steadily progressing which I'm very happy about.

I am still a bit nautious today though. I'm going to not use any supplements for a day or two and see if that has an effect on my well-being; unless anyone else has any suggestions.

MetalAsh12
06-13-07, 1:52 am
Just had an interesting conversation with my girl; One that reminded me why I lift and who I lift for.

She asked me why I liked Animal Pak so much. My response:

"I was never good at any sports as a kid...I was always the 'average' kid who never got the game ball, the one who rarely scored a goal at the lacrosse games, and the one who would be pushed around and walked over by the coaches from my hockey team. I never understood this because I was a genuinely nice kid, and obedient too. I used to think to myself, "there has to be something out there for me." So, one day I walked into the gym at my high school and said, "Hey, there's noone here...just me and the weights. Noone to badger me or scold me, noone to get on my case about not doing something to their exact specifications. My only critic in this room is me. So I started lifting, and began seeing results. I lifted my ass off; maybe not the right way, but I had the desire.
One afternon at graduation practice, some girl sits next to me and grabs my arm and says, "Where did this come from, Matt?" That's when I realized that I found something I could be more than average at. I found something that I could be the best at. I found something where I could command respect while doing from people years older than me. Ever since that day, I have lifted with one goal in mind: To become the biggest, scariest son of a bitch in my gym. When I passed some of those kids who laughed and prodded me in school as I was walking into the grocery store, they looked down. This was a great feeling and a realization that my goals were coming to light."
After telling her all that, I was reminded why I lift and who I lift for; myself.
She reminded me why I need to keep going...thank you.

To all the kids who laughed, fuck you. To all the coaches who shook their heads, fuck you. To everyone who didn't believe, fuck you. I am now an Animal, and you can never take that away.

MetalAsh12
06-14-07, 12:59 am
June 13, 2007

Shoulders/Traps

Today was an all-natural day; no supplements whatsoever. Just good ol' food keeping me going.

Shoulders:

+Smith Seated Military Press: 3x6 165lbs.
+Cable Lateral Raises: 3x6 '5' (actual weight isn't posted)
+Shoulder Press: 2x4 55lbs.
+Seated Lateral Raises: 3x6 25lbs.

Traps:

+Barbell Upright Rows: 4x6 95lbs.
+Shrugs: 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 225lbs., 2x6 315lbs. (very slow and controlled)


Felt fine after this workout...no nausea or sick feelings. I'm hoping it's not the animal supps. causing the nausea. I gave my body a day to clean itself with no supps in the system...so we'll see tomorrow. I'll just do animal pak and m-stak tomorrow.

MetalAsh12
06-14-07, 5:20 pm
June 14, 2007

Arms/Forearms

Triceps:

+Rope Pulldowns: 1x12 50lbs., 1x10 100lbs., 3x6 145lbs.
+Tricep Arm Extension Machine: 1x8 100lbs., 3x6 150lbs.
+Skull Crushers: 3x8 70lbs. (ez bar)
+V Bar Pushdowns: 3x6 160lbs.
+One Arm Tricep Cable Pulls (reverse grip): 3x6 40lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x8 25lbs., 3x6 30lbs.

Biceps:

+EZ Bar Preacher Curls: 2x8 70lbs., 2x6 90lbs.
+Concentration Curls: 3x6 35lbs.
+Close Grip Barbell Curls: 2x12 65lbs.

Forearms:

+Behind Back Forearm Curls: 3x20 65lbs.

I did take my pak and m-stak today...and I feel good. I think my body was a bit toxic last week and earlier this week. I believe I had too many chemicals in there. But now it's fine, so back to Animal.

Tomorrow is a rest day.

MetalAsh12
06-18-07, 3:33 pm
June 18, 2007

I'm changing my routine up. I'm going to give chest and back their own days...they deserve it. So, today I just did chest:

Chest:

+Flat Bench: 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 185lbs., 2x6 185lbs.
+Dumbbell Overhead Extensions: 2x8 45lbs., 1x6 50lbs.
+Dumbbell Chest Press: 2x4 80lbs., 1x5 70lbs. (need to go lighter next time)
+Dumbbell Flys: 3x6 35lbs.
+Fly Machine: 3x8 140lbs.

Tomorrow is back day

MetalAsh12
06-18-07, 11:44 pm
Just noticed that picture I posted not even a month ago of my back; my back has gotten wider and more full. I'll take a pic tomorrow after the back workout...

MetalAsh12
06-19-07, 8:46 pm
June 19, 2007

Back Day

Went to Firehouse Subs and had a large meatball sub for lunch...good stuff. Not the healthiest, but I'm bulking...so whatever.

Took my M-Stak about 15 minutes before lunch and my pump 4 hours later, 40 minutes before workout. Took the stims from both of them.
I still get nautious about midway through my workouts, and it lasts for about 3 hours after the workout...I think I'm going to cut out the pump for a while and see what happens.

***If anyone has any idea what this nautiousness could be related to, please let me know. It never happened before I went on Pump, so that's why I'm cutting the pump for a while. Please let me know if you have any ideas; I need help with this.***

Back:

+Dumbbell Rows: 1x10 70lbs., 2x6 80lbs.
+Seated straight bar rows: 2x8 120lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Lat Pulldowns: 3x6 135lbs.
+Close Grip Lat Pulldowns: 3x8 125lbs.
+Wide Grip Pullups: 2x6 BW
+Barbell Bent Over Rows: 3x6 135lbs.
+Deadlifts: 2x6 275lbs., 2x2 315lbs.
+T-Bar Rows: 3x6 100lbs.

Tomorrow is leg day.

MetalAsh12
06-19-07, 9:26 pm
Updated Back Pic

Here's the promised updated back pic:

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3619/backnewro9.th.jpg (http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=backnewro9.jpg)

LArger Size:

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3619/backnewro9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

MetalAsh12
06-20-07, 10:42 pm
June 20, 2007

Leg Day

I did not take Pump today, and I did not feel sick. So, I've identified the source of my nautiousness.

Legs:

+Leg Extensions: 5x6 240lbs. (entire stack)
+Ham Leg Curls: 3x6 90lbs.
+Seated Calve Raises: 3x6 300lbs.
+One-Legged Calve Raises: 3x8 130lbs.
+Standing calve Raises: 3x10 315lbs.

At this point, my legs were shaking...so I ended here.
As you can see, my hams are my weak point, so much work is needed here.

Tomorrow is shoulders/traps.

MetalAsh12
06-21-07, 10:08 pm
June 21, 2007


Shoulder/Trap Day

Shoulders:

+Smith military Press: 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 2x8 155lbs., 1x5 155lbs.
+Behind Head Smith Press: 3x8 135lbs.
+Standing Lateral Raises: 3x10 20lbs. (perfect form, burned like hell itself)
+Front to Lateral Raises: 3x8 15lbs. (again, perect form)
+Cable Lateral Raises: 3x6 40lbs.

Traps:

+Dumbbell Shrugs: 3x8 65lbs.
+EZ Bar Upright Rows: 1x6 110lbs., 2x8 90lbs.
+Seated Shrugs: 3x8 180lbs. (very, very slow and controlled)

I'm going through a whey withdrawal, haven't had any in about 1.5 months. I need my whey protein. Picking it up tomorrow with any luck...

Tomorrow is arm/forearm day.

MetalAsh12
06-30-07, 11:09 am
I have to apologize for not updating this in a while...I've been getting home late after work because I hit the gym immediately afterwards. I try to get in as much sleep as possible...

But, anyway; my lifeguarding job was cutting into my training: I wasn't able to eat enough while on stand for 9 hours a day...so I dropped the job. Now I won't be as beat up and I'll have more energy to train.

I just finished another week of training yesterday; I might go to the gym today just for my forearms. I'll begin logging again tomorrow.

Roland
06-30-07, 9:30 pm
Good stuff bro, your back looks wider for sure...so you were a lifeguard? pretty cool man. keep up the workouts, i'll be checkin in...peace

MetalAsh12
06-30-07, 9:37 pm
Good stuff bro, your back looks wider for sure...so you were a lifeguard? pretty cool man. keep up the workouts, i'll be checkin in...peace

Thanks, I've set aside a seperate day for my back now.
I was a lifeguard...but I never got to eat, and when I did and I had to go save someone, I felt as if I were going to throw up...
But the feeling of saving someone's life was unbeatable, great feeling.

Thanks for keeping tabs on this log, really appreciate it.

MetalAsh12
07-01-07, 3:03 pm
July 1, 2007

Chest Day

+Pec Deck: 1x12 60lbs., 1x8 100lbs., 1x6 120lbs.
+Dumbbbell Chest Press: 1x8 80lbs., 1x8 85lbs., 1x3 85lbs.
+Dumbbell Flys: 2x8 35lbs., 2x6 40lbs.
+Iso-Lateral Chest Press: 3x6 315lbs.
+Cable Crossovers: 3x8 70lbs.

MetalAsh12
07-03-07, 11:59 am
July 2, 2007

Back Day

+Wide Grip Pulldowns: 1x12 70lbs., 1x10 110lbs., 1x8 125lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+T-Bar Rows: 3x10 100lbs.
+Seated Straight Bar Rows: 3x6 160lbs.
+Dumbbell Rows: 3x8 80lbs.
+Wide Grip Pulldowns: (again) 2x6 135lbs.

I should burn in hell for leaving out my deadlifts...but last week, ftr, I was able to pull 3x6 315lbs. on deads for the first time in a month or so.

Can't wait for the new Animal product to be announced either, gonna go crazy.

One last thing; walked into the store after my workout and I saw a guy I used to play lacrosse with. He said, "Matt? Holy shit you got huge!" He asked me how I did it, so I told him...Animal. I referred him to the site and recommended he start on the pak first with the others to follow. Near the end of this log, whenever that may be, I'll have to post a before and after pic.

Tomorrow is Leg Day...

krazyassmexican
07-03-07, 12:04 pm
that's what a call a back day

and i feel happy for u for the comment of ur friend i know how it feel like

it pumps you hahaha
July 2, 2007

Back Day

+Wide Grip Pulldowns: 1x12 70lbs., 1x10 110lbs., 1x8 125lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+T-Bar Rows: 3x10 100lbs.
+Seated Straight Bar Rows: 3x6 160lbs.
+Dumbbell Rows: 3x8 80lbs.
+Wide Grip Pulldowns: (again) 2x6 135lbs.

I should burn in hell for leaving out my deadlifts...but last week, ftr, I was able to pull 3x6 315lbs. on deads for the first time in a month or so.

Can't wait for the new Animal product to be announced either, gonna go crazy.

One last thing; walked into the store after my workout and I saw a guy I used to play lacrosse with. He said, "Matt? Holy shit you got huge!" He asked me how I did it, so I told him...Animal. I referred him to the site and recommended he start on the pak first with the others to follow. Near the end of this log, whenever that may be, I'll have to post a before and after pic.

Tomorrow is Leg Day...

MetalAsh12
07-03-07, 5:14 pm
July 3, 2007

Leg Day

+Smith Squats: 1x12 135lbs., 2x10 225lbs., 2x6 315lbs.
+Ham Curls: 1x16 30lbs., 2x10 70lbs., 1x6 80lbs.
+V-Squat Machine: 3x10 360lbs.
+Seated individual calve raises: 3x12 80lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x10 270lbs., 1x8 300lbs., 1x6 300lbs.
+Leg Extensions: 3x10 270lbs.

krazyassmexican
07-05-07, 11:04 am
two questions!

what is a v squat machine?
and how hard the smith squat is on your back?
i heard it is a bitch, anyways great workout


July 3, 2007

Leg Day

+Smith Squats: 1x12 135lbs., 2x10 225lbs., 2x6 315lbs.
+Ham Curls: 1x16 30lbs., 2x10 70lbs., 1x6 80lbs.
+V-Squat Machine: 3x10 360lbs.
+Seated individual calve raises: 3x12 80lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x10 270lbs., 1x8 300lbs., 1x6 300lbs.
+Leg Extensions: 3x10 270lbs.

MetalAsh12
07-05-07, 11:31 am
two questions!

what is a v squat machine?
and how hard the smith squat is on your back?
i heard it is a bitch, anyways great workout


The V Squat is a freeweight machine where the footplate is slanted a bit...here's a picture:

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/1728/thumbhammerstrengthvsquco6.th.jpg (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thumbhammerstrengthvsquco6.jpg)


The smith squat doesn't give me any back pain at all. Just be sure to have the bar centered on your shoulders and not on the tip of your spine, just as in regular squats.

Thanks for the compliments, keep pounding the iron.

BigAnt
07-05-07, 1:22 pm
July 3, 2007

Leg Day

+Smith Squats: 1x12 135lbs., 2x10 225lbs., 2x6 315lbs.
+Ham Curls: 1x16 30lbs., 2x10 70lbs., 1x6 80lbs.
+V-Squat Machine: 3x10 360lbs.
+Seated individual calve raises: 3x12 80lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x10 270lbs., 1x8 300lbs., 1x6 300lbs.
+Leg Extensions: 3x10 270lbs.
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solid leg workout...i also incorporate the V-squat machine, great for
glutes-hams!

keep hitting it hard!

MetalAsh12
07-05-07, 2:01 pm
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

solid leg workout...i also incorporate the V-squat machine, great for
glutes-hams!

keep hitting it hard!

I feel so honored :) Thanks BigAnt...that's the first time I used the V-Squat, felt good.

krazyassmexican
07-05-07, 2:04 pm
i saw that machine in a branch of my gym but it looked kinda "girlie" for me
no offense for u dude

and well i will try it someday soon

The V Squat is a freeweight machine where the footplate is slanted a bit...here's a picture:

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/1728/thumbhammerstrengthvsquco6.th.jpg (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thumbhammerstrengthvsquco6.jpg)


The smith squat doesn't give me any back pain at all. Just be sure to have the bar centered on your shoulders and not on the tip of your spine, just as in regular squats.

Thanks for the compliments, keep pounding the iron.

MetalAsh12
07-05-07, 2:09 pm
July 4, 2007

Delts/Traps

+Seated Lateral Raises: 3x8 20lbs.
+Standing Bent Over Laterals: 3x10 25 lbs.
+Seated Military Press: 3x8 95lbs. (no smith)
+Dumbbell Press: 3x10 45lbs. (very conscious of my form, so I went lighter today)
+Lateral Raise Machine: 3x6 120lbs. (slow, slow negatives)
+Plate Shrugs: 4x12 45lb. plate in each hand. (If done slow, these burn nicely)
+Seated Shrug Machine: 2x6 225lbs.

Burned out here.

Next workout is Arms/Forearms...I'm thinking of splitting up my triceps and biceps and giving them seperate days...anyone do this and like it?

MetalAsh12
07-05-07, 5:25 pm
July 5, 2007

Arms/Forearms

+Tricep Extension Machine: 1x12 70lbs., 1x10 100lbs., 2x8 120lbs.
+Standing Behind the Head Tricep Extensions: 1x10 65lbs., 3x8 65lbs.
+Incline Bench Tricep Extensions with EZ Bar: 3x8 50lbs., 1x8 65lbs.
(These were great, I could actually see my inner triceps getting hit hard. I strongly recommend these to those who have yet to try them.)
+Straight Bar Tri Pushdowns: 3x8 110lbs.
+Rope Pushdowns: 3x8 70lbs.
+One Arm Tri Pulldowns: 3x6 40lbs.

+Standing Dumbbell Curls: 3x30 20lbs., 3x8 35lbs.
+Incline Bench Dumbbell Curls: 2x6 40lbs.
+Close Grip Preacher Curls: 3x6 55lbs., 2x6 75lbs.

+Behind Back Forearm Raises: 1x10 95lbs., 2x6 135lbs.
+Barbell Front Raises: 3x10 65lbs.

Roland
07-06-07, 2:56 am
Sup bro, strong workouts...Doing bis and tris on different days is not a bad idea, try it out and see how it feels. I personally liked working tris and bis together I loved that amazing pump in my whole arm.

Nightshift
07-06-07, 5:02 am
Great workouts here! Glad your not feeling sick anymore during your workouts! Your definately on the right track!

MetalAsh12
07-06-07, 11:01 am
Thanks for the feedback everyone...good to know people are reading this.

MetalAsh12
07-06-07, 11:05 am
I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow morning. The place I'm going does have a gym, but the dumbbells only go up to 50lbs., and I didn't see anything about barbells either...damn. I'll make it work.

firebeast
07-06-07, 12:35 pm
man the workout starts with your head and ends with your body. everything else is just details.

MetalAsh12
07-07-07, 9:56 am
July 7, 2007

Chest Day

I woke up early today to get chest done before I leave on my trip:

+Dumbbell Chest Press: 2x15 45lbs., 2x6 85lbs., 1x4 85lbs.
+Bench Press: 3x6 185lbs. (need to work back to 225 for 6 reps again)
+Cable Crossovers: 3x8 80lbs.
+Incline Bench Press: 3x6 155lbs.

That's it...about to get on the road.

Bam Bam
07-08-07, 1:07 pm
Hey bro. Just read thru your log. You have been puttin in some serious work. Lookin forward to training with you.

MetalAsh12
07-10-07, 11:07 am
Thanks BamBam...

I've been on vacation for about 4 days so far, and the gym here is bad. I just got internet so that's why I haven't been on. They do have a dumbbell rack that goes up to 50 as well as about 4 machines, but that's it.
I've been getting it done though...yesterday was leg day, and the day before was back.

Today is traps/delts. I'll update after the workout...

MetalAsh12
07-10-07, 2:17 pm
July 10, 2007

Traps/Delts

+Standing Lateral Raises: 2x10 20lbs., 3x6 25lbs.
+Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3x6 50lbs.
+Seated Bent over lateral raises: 3x8 15lbs.
+Standing Bent Over Laterals: 3x6 25lbs.

+Shrugs: 5x12 45lbs., 2x12 50lbs.

Tomorrow is arm/forearm day.

MetalAsh12
07-11-07, 6:05 pm
July 11, 2007

Arm Day

+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x16 15lbs., 2x10 20lbs., 2x10 25lbs.
+Dumbbell bth Raises: 3x8 30lbs.
+Skull Crushers (dumbbells): 3x8 50lbs.
+Tricep pushdowns (I used the lat pulldown machine to do these...): 3x6 100lbs.
+Dips: 3x12 BW

+Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls: 3x30 20lbs., 3x10 35lbs.
+Dumbbell Concentration Curls: 3x8 40lbs.
+Incline Dumbbell Curls (alternating): 3x8 35lbs.
+Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3x10 45lbs.

Bam Bam
07-11-07, 7:03 pm
July 11, 2007

Arm Day

+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x16 15lbs., 2x10 20lbs., 2x10 25lbs.
+Dumbbell bth Raises: 3x8 30lbs.
+Skull Crushers (dumbbells): 3x8 50lbs.
+Tricep pushdowns (I used the lat pulldown machine to do these...): 3x6 100lbs.
+Dips: 3x12 BW

+Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls: 3x30 20lbs., 3x10 35lbs.
+Dumbbell Concentration Curls: 3x8 40lbs.
+Incline Dumbbell Curls (alternating): 3x8 35lbs.
+Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3x10 45lbs.

Nice work on the arms bro. I love volume and it looks like you got plenty of it in this session. Keep it up.

MetalAsh12
07-12-07, 12:49 am
Nice work on the arms bro. I love volume and it looks like you got plenty of it in this session. Keep it up.

Thanks, dumbbells are pretty much all I have here, so I'm trying to use them as best I can.

MetalAsh12
07-12-07, 1:06 am
I just read through my log and noticed that my numbers have not been steadily going up as I had planned. From now on, I'll be making a conscious effort to break my previous numbers...

MetalAsh12
07-17-07, 9:09 pm
July 17, 2007


Sorry about the lack of updates, I have been training though. This week has been a bit busy. Anyway, yesterday was back day, the day before was chest day (awesome chest day), and today was leg day. I still remember the numbers from chest and back day...so I'll put 'em here for all to see, starting with chest day:

July 15, 2007
Chest Day
My concentration was on negatives this day...
+Cable Crossovers: 2x12 60lbs., 3x10 100lbs., 1x6 110lbs.
+Pec Deck: 3x8 170lbs.
+Dumbbell Chest Press: 1x4 85lbs., 1x3 85lbs., 1x5 80lbs.
+Bench Press: 2x5 205lbs., 1x6 185lbs.
+Incline Bench Press: 2x8 135lbs. (very, very, very slow) 2x6 155lbs.
+Cable Chest Press: 3x6 80lbs.

July 16, 2007
Back Day
I only got about 5 hours of sleep the night before, so I was a bit groggy...still gave it my all though:

+Lat Pulldowns: 2x12 80lbs. (these two sets were extremely slow and controlled, I really squeezed my lats on these) 3x8 120lbs., 2x6 135lbs.
+Straight Bar Row: 2x6 120lbs., 1x6 135lbs., 1x6 145lbs., 1x5 150lbs.
+Bent Over Barbell Rows: 1x6 135lbs., 2x6 155lbs.
+Deadlifts: (I need to start putting these at the beginning of my workout so I have enough energy to give 'em my all)
+Dumbbell Rows: 3x8 65lbs. (I did these slow and controlled as well; felt as if my right lat was getting a better beating than my left, I'll have to concentrate on equality more next time I do these)

July 17, 2007
Leg Day

+Leg Press: 1x10 225lbs., 1x8 275lbs., 1x8 360lbs., 1x6 450lbs., 1x5 540lbs.
+V-Squat: 3x8 315lbs.
+Seated Ham Curls: 1x12 50lbs., 1x10 70lbs., 1x8 80lbs.
+Squat: 2x6 225lbs., 2x5 275lbs., 1x6 225lbs.
+Free weight seated calve raises: 1x12 90lbs., 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 180lbs., 1x10 225lbs., 1x8 275lbs., 1x6 315lbs.
+Standing calve raises: 3x6 300lbs.

I also took Nitro-G post workout for the first time since I got sick...I hope it doesn't fuck me over... :)

Bam Bam
07-17-07, 11:25 pm
Solid chest, back, and leg day bro. Hows the Nitro G treatin ya?

MetalAsh12
07-17-07, 11:50 pm
Solid chest, back, and leg day bro. Hows the Nitro G treatin ya?

Thanks man; the Nitro-G definitely gives me a fuller looking musculature, but it makes me feel odd. Not so much nautious this time, just a feeling of, "I better not eat for a while or I'll get nautious" kinda deal. I don't know what's up with me and Nitro-G, but I like it and I'll keep using it.

When do you and tuff guy wanna train?

Bam Bam
07-18-07, 12:01 am
Uhm he shud be back in a couple days. Not sure if he is still nursing his back injury but for the rest of the week ive got delts, legs, and arms in that order. Saturday off. Sunday chest, then back, delts, legs, arms. I can easily switch around my routine no prob.

MetalAsh12
07-18-07, 9:51 pm
July 18, 2007

Delts/Traps

+Machine Laterals: 1x15 40lbs., 1x10 80lbs., 1x8 95lbs., 2x6 100lbs. (done with extreme detail to form and negatives)
+Seated Dumbbell laterals: 3x6 25lbs.
+Standing Dumbbell Up and Outs: (don't know actual name) 2x6 25lbs., 1x5 25lbs.
+Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3x5 60lbs.
+Smith Behind the Head Military press: 3x6 135lbs. (awesome definition when doing these)

+Plate Shrugs: 3x12 45lb. plates in each hand, gives a great pump if done very slow.
+Barbell Upright Rows: 3x6 105lbs.

Ended here with about 30 seconds in between sets.

In other news, the powerlifting team that I'm starting at my university is coming together well; sufficient interest has been shown by students.

Bam Bam
07-18-07, 11:23 pm
July 18, 2007

Delts/Traps

+Machine Laterals: 1x15 40lbs., 1x10 80lbs., 1x8 95lbs., 2x6 100lbs. (done with extreme detail to form and negatives)
+Seated Dumbbell laterals: 3x6 25lbs.
+Standing Dumbbell Up and Outs: (don't know actual name) 2x6 25lbs., 1x5 25lbs.
+Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3x5 60lbs.
+Smith Behind the Head Military press: 3x6 135lbs. (awesome definition when doing these)

+Plate Shrugs: 3x12 45lb. plates in each hand, gives a great pump if done very slow.
+Barbell Upright Rows: 3x6 105lbs.

Ended here with about 30 seconds in between sets.

In other news, the powerlifting team that I'm starting at my university is coming together well; sufficient interest has been shown by students.

First, nice delt session. Hit em hard and heavy. So your starting a powerlifting team at your university? Where are you going to school?

MetalAsh12
07-18-07, 11:31 pm
First, nice delt session. Hit em hard and heavy. So your starting a powerlifting team at your university? Where are you going to school?

Ah, thanks. I'm at Georgia State University in downtown.

Bam Bam
07-18-07, 11:57 pm
Ah, thanks. I'm at Georgia State University in downtown.

Ahh aight kool. I just finished one year over at Kennesaw State.

MetalAsh12
07-19-07, 12:04 am
nice, you should see about transferring...I love the city.

Bam Bam
07-19-07, 1:01 am
nice, you should see about transferring...I love the city.

Shit if and when I go back to school. I lost HOPE soo well see what happens.

MetalAsh12
07-19-07, 9:26 pm
July 19, 2007

Arm/Forearm Day

+Tricep Extension Machine: 1x12 70lbs., 1x10 100lbs., 2x8 112lbs.
+Incline Bench Skull Crushers: 2x8 60lbs., 2x6 70lbs., 2x8 80lbs.
+Behind the head dumbbell extensions: 3x8 25lbs.
+Straight Bar Pushdowns: 3x8 155lbs.
+V-Bar Pushdowns: 3x8 150lbs.

+Close Grip Curls: 2x10 45lbs., 2x8 70lbs.
+Concentration Curls: 3x4 40lbs.
+Hammer Curls: 3x12 30lbs.

+Barbell Front Forearm Curls: 3x10 65lbs.

Tomorrow is a rest day.

MetalAsh12
07-22-07, 3:35 pm
July 22, 2007

Chest Day

As you can see, I took two rest days instead of one...I was still pretty sore in my tricep area yesterday and I felt I would've been overtraining if I did the gym. But anyway, today was chest day:

+Cable Crossovers: 1x10 40lbs., 2x6 80lbs.
+Bench Press: 1x6 205lbs., 1x5 225lbs., 1x4 225lbs., 1x5 205lbs.
+Dumbbell Chest Press: 1x5 85lbs., 1x4 85lbs., 1x5 80lbs.
+Incline Press: 1x6 135lbs., 1x3 180lbs.
+Pec Dec: 3x6 100lbs.

Ended here. I'm very happy with my bench today, it went back up to where it used to be. Now I can focus on breaking 300...cause I'll be having to bench way more than 3's at the meets.
I also have more news about the powerlifting team; I'm working on getting a coach. So far, I've spoken to Scott Shetler of Atlanta Iron and Sherman Ledford of the USAPL. If all goes well, the team will be up by August.

Also, my inner triceps are really starting to move in the growth area. They've always lagged a bit behind, but since I tried those incline skull crushers, they've been coming out...something I'm happy about. :)

Tomorrow is back day.

hrdwork
07-22-07, 7:31 pm
great work man...seems like your really makin some solid gains. keep up the good work!

MetalAsh12
07-22-07, 11:54 pm
great work man...seems like your really makin some solid gains. keep up the good work!

Thanks man, I appreciate it.

Bam Bam
07-23-07, 12:30 am
July 22, 2007

Chest Day

As you can see, I took two rest days instead of one...I was still pretty sore in my tricep area yesterday and I felt I would've been overtraining if I did the gym. But anyway, today was chest day:

+Cable Crossovers: 1x10 40lbs., 2x6 80lbs.
+Bench Press: 1x6 205lbs., 1x5 225lbs., 1x4 225lbs., 1x5 205lbs.
+Dumbbell Chest Press: 1x5 85lbs., 1x4 85lbs., 1x5 80lbs.
+Incline Press: 1x6 135lbs., 1x3 180lbs.
+Pec Dec: 3x6 100lbs.

Ended here. I'm very happy with my bench today, it went back up to where it used to be. Now I can focus on breaking 300...cause I'll be having to bench way more than 3's at the meets.
I also have more news about the powerlifting team; I'm working on getting a coach. So far, I've spoken to Scott Shetler of Atlanta Iron and Sherman Ledford of the USAPL. If all goes well, the team will be up by August.

Also, my inner triceps are really starting to move in the growth area. They've always lagged a bit behind, but since I tried those incline skull crushers, they've been coming out...something I'm happy about. :)

Tomorrow is back day.

Hey bro nice chest session. I love those incline skull crushers. A lil shorter range of motion but def hits the tris in a different way.

MetalAsh12
07-23-07, 12:35 am
Hey bro nice chest session. I love those incline skull crushers. A lil shorter range of motion but def hits the tris in a different way.

O yea man, gotta love 'em. One of my new favorites. :)

MetalAsh12
07-23-07, 12:47 am
Here's a recent picture from the vacation I just went on. Really shows the development in my arms and shoulders, I've come quite a way from the start of this log:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4624/kiawahcharleston026df7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

MetalAsh12
07-23-07, 7:56 pm
July 23, 2007

Back Day

2 Pumps pre-workout...1 40 minutes before and 1 immediately pre-workout.

+Deadlifts: 2x8 225lbs., 1x6 245lbs., 1x4 245lbs.
+Lat Pulldowns: 1x12 90lbs., 1x10 120lbs., 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 150lbs.
+Freeweight Widegrip Rows: 1x8 50lbs. 3x6 100lbs.
+Close-Grip Rows: 1x10 90lbs., 1x8 120lbs., 1x6 135lbs., 1x10 100lbs.
+Dumbbell Rows: 2x6 50lbs., 2x6 60lbs.
+Wide grip lat Pulldowns: 1x6 120lbs., 2x6 150lbs.

Thanks again animal pump for making me look like a FREAK! Haha, it was great.

Oh, and if you're wondering why my deadlift has considerably dropped, I'm doing them with just an overhand grip, not alternated...and let me tell ya, it's harder that way. You easily lose your grip with the heavier weight while using overhand grip. Trying to work back up to 315 on deads with the over grip.

Bam Bam
07-24-07, 12:37 am
Another person training back today. Looks good bro. Nice work on the deads with the overhand grip. You think youll be able to make it down here to train with me and Tufffguy this weekend?

MetalAsh12
07-24-07, 8:46 am
this weekend? sure, just gimme a date and time.

TufffGuY
07-24-07, 11:04 am
What Bodypart we training?

Bam Bam
07-24-07, 6:39 pm
this weekend? sure, just gimme a date and time.


What Bodypart we training?

Chest...Saturday the 28th...8am?? Haha early

widdlewade44
07-24-07, 6:49 pm
Here's a recent picture from the vacation I just went on. Really shows the development in my arms and shoulders, I've come quite a way from the start of this log:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4624/kiawahcharleston026df7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Nice looking back day too. Keep it up and good luck this coming Saturday with Chest. Peace.

Kevin
widdlewade44

MetalAsh12
07-24-07, 7:58 pm
Chest...Saturday the 28th...8am?? Haha early

Damn, you like it early, haha. Sounds good, what's your gym's name again?

MetalAsh12
07-24-07, 7:59 pm
Nice looking back day too. Keep it up and good luck this coming Saturday with Chest. Peace.

Kevin
widdlewade44

thanks widdle, my back's definitely getting bigger...I appreciate the support.

MetalAsh12
07-24-07, 8:35 pm
July 24, 2007

Leg Day

+Leg Press: 1x10 325lbs., 1x8 370lbs., 1x8 460lbs., 1x6 550lbs., 1x5 640lbs. (PR!)
+Seated Calve Press: 3x6 295lbs., 2x6 left calf only 130lbs. (my left is lagging a bit)
+Squat: 1x10 225lbs., 1x6 275lbs., 1x6 295lbs., 1x3 295lbs. (these were regular squats, not the smith squats)

I burned out here, I'm not going to be able to sit down tomorrow...haha.

Tomorrow is Delt/trap day.

Bam Bam
07-24-07, 9:58 pm
Damn, you like it early, haha. Sounds good, what's your gym's name again?

Lol yea man I like early weekend workouts. We dont have to go that early if you dont want to. We also dont have to train chest I was just throwin it out there. I could also train either back or arms. The gym is Fitness 19. Its on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock. Do you know the area?

TufffGuY
07-24-07, 10:34 pm
Lol yea man I like early weekend workouts. We dont have to go that early if you dont want to. We also dont have to train chest I was just throwin it out there. I could also train either back or arms. The gym is Fitness 19. Its on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock. Do you know the area?

I would like to train Back around like 9

MetalAsh12
07-24-07, 10:34 pm
Lol yea man I like early weekend workouts. We dont have to go that early if you dont want to. We also dont have to train chest I was just throwin it out there. I could also train either back or arms. The gym is Fitness 19. Its on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock. Do you know the area?

Yea, I'll figure it out... :)

Chest is great for Saturday, if you wanna wait until 9 to do it that'll be cool too..lol

I just want to be able to take the pak and pump without taking them too close together...I tend to get sick if I do that.

Bam Bam
07-24-07, 11:10 pm
Yea, I'll figure it out... :)

Chest is great for Saturday, if you wanna wait until 9 to do it that'll be cool too..lol

I just want to be able to take the pak and pump without taking them too close together...I tend to get sick if I do that.

Alright chest it is. If 9 is good for you then thats wen well get in there.

TufffGuY
07-25-07, 1:40 am
yo metal ash how far a drive it for you man?

MetalAsh12
07-26-07, 9:17 am
July 26, 2007

Delt/Trap Day

+Standing Laterals: 1x10 20lbs., 1x8 25lbs., 1x8 30lbs., 1x4 30lbs.
+Seated Single Arm Laterals: 3x8 15lbs.
+Military Press: 1x8 155lbs., 2x6 165lbs.
+Behind the Head Press: 3x6 135lbs.
+Front Dumbbell Raises: 1x12 20lbs., 1x12 25lbs., 1x12 30lbs.

+Barbell Rows: 3x6 105lbs.
+Plate Shrugs: 45lbs. in each hand

Pulled my neck out too, I think it's from the behind the head presses.

Tomorrow is arm day.

TufffGuY
07-26-07, 9:47 am
July 26, 2007

Delt/Trap Day

+Standing Laterals: 1x10 20lbs., 1x8 25lbs., 1x8 30lbs., 1x4 30lbs.
+Seated Single Arm Laterals: 3x8 15lbs.
+Military Press: 1x8 155lbs., 2x6 165lbs.
+Behind the Head Press: 3x6 135lbs.
+Front Dumbbell Raises: 1x12 20lbs., 1x12 25lbs., 1x12 30lbs.

+Barbell Rows: 3x6 105lbs.
+Plate Shrugs: 45lbs. in each hand

Pulled my neck out too, I think it's from the behind the head presses.

Tomorrow is arm day.


Ya Bro watch those BNP i hurt my neck doing them too, but they are awesome for the shoulders.

MetalAsh12
07-26-07, 10:31 am
Yea, I'm sitting here with a giant IcyHot patch on my neck...

The_Dude
07-26-07, 10:37 am
Nice work there ash. I also pulled my neck benching on Monday. fucking sucks huh? I took a hot shower and rubbed some tiger balm on that bitch. much better today. Get better bro.

MetalAsh12
07-26-07, 10:46 am
Nice work there ash. I also pulled my neck benching on Monday. fucking sucks huh? I took a hot shower and rubbed some tiger balm on that bitch. much better today. Get better bro.

Thanks, this isn't slowing me down at all, arm day is still on the schedule today.

The_Dude
07-26-07, 10:59 am
That's what I call a dedicated motherfucker. LOL...Hit em hard bro.

MetalAsh12
07-26-07, 10:59 am
haha

MetalAsh12
07-26-07, 7:03 pm
July 26, 2007

Arm Day

+Tricep Extensions Machine: 1x12 80lbs., 1x10 100lbs., 1x8 120lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Rope Tri-Kickbacks: (I got this idea from one of BigAnt's recent posts..felt pretty good...) 1x6 15lbs., 3x6 20lbs.
+Incline Skull Crushers: 1x10 50lbs., 1x8 60lbs., 1x8 70lbs., 1x6 75lbs.
+Close-Grip Bench: 1x8 135lbs., 2x6 155lbs.

+Alternating Dumbbell curls: 1x16 20lbs., 3x8 35lbs.
+Hammer Curls: (superset) 3x8 30lbs., 25lbs., 20lbs. no rest in between
+Close Grip EZ Bar Curls: 3x8 50lbs.
+Reverse Grip EZ Bar Curls: 3x8 30lbs.

My neck feels better after I finished working out for some odd reason...my physiology is all whacked...lol

Tomorrow is a rest day, then it's chest day with BamBam and Tuff Guy.

Out

MetalAsh12
07-28-07, 1:22 pm
7-28-07

Chest Day

So, Bam Bam, TufffGuy and I were supposed to meet at 9am at their gym. For some reason, I thought it was 10. Bottom line, I screwed up the meeting time...but we all got there eventually :)

+Pec Dec: 3x10 100lbs.
+Incline Dumbbell Press: 2x6 80lbs., 2x4 90lbs.(pr)
+Bench Press: 2x6 205lbs., 1x6 225lbs., 1x2 225lbs.
+Incline Bench press: 2x10 135lbs., 2x6 155lbs., 2x6 160lbs.
+Dips: 3x10 BW

Enter BamBam and TufffGuy

+Decline Dumbbell Press: 1x8 45lbs., 2x6 80lbs.
+Dumbbell Flys: 2x6 45lbs., 1x6 55lbs.(PR)
+Dumbbell Pullovers: 2x8 60lbs.

End of workout

Really enjoyed working out with BamBam and Tufffguy; real nice people. I think we're gonna do leg day on Tuesday together again. Definitely able to do more when you have a spotter behind you.
Tomorrow is back day...

Bam Bam
07-28-07, 8:42 pm
Yea man sorry bout the mix up. Well get it right on leg or arm day tho. Hopefully we can get a camera in there too.

Roland
07-28-07, 9:03 pm
Good stuff here man, yea you guys need to get a camera and take some pics, hella motivation right there. Keep it up bro, Peace.

MetalAsh12
07-28-07, 10:00 pm
Sounds good.

MetalAsh12
07-29-07, 2:22 pm
July 29, 2007

Back Day

+Deadlifts: 1x10 225lbs., 2x6 245lbs.
+T-Bar Row Machine: 1x12 90lbs., 2x8 140lbs.
+Lat Pulldowns: 1x10 140lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 2x6 165lbs.
+Chin-Ups: 2x6 BW
+Seated Rows: 1x8 135lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 1x6 160lbs., 1x4 165lbs.
+Underhand Barbell Rows: 3x6 135lbs.

Tomorrow will be delt/trap day, leg day will be on Tuesday...

Lowdown5
07-29-07, 5:00 pm
Great session Metal Ash, looking forward to more good stuff from you.

MetalAsh12
07-29-07, 5:08 pm
Great session Metal Ash, looking forward to more good stuff from you.

you know it :)

Lowdown5
07-29-07, 5:10 pm
you know it :)


Did you hit it up with Bam Bam and TuffGuy?

MetalAsh12
07-29-07, 5:11 pm
Did you hit it up with Bam Bam and TuffGuy?

No, not today. I think we're getting together for leg day on Tuesday.

Lowdown5
07-29-07, 5:14 pm
No, not today. I think we're getting together for leg day on Tuesday.


That should be pretty fuckin intense.

MetalAsh12
07-29-07, 5:25 pm
That should be pretty fuckin intense.

looking forward to it

Lowdown5
07-29-07, 5:26 pm
looking forward to it


Get some pics Bro, that would be cool.

Bam Bam
07-29-07, 11:26 pm
July 29, 2007

Back Day

+Deadlifts: 1x10 225lbs., 2x6 245lbs.
+T-Bar Row Machine: 1x12 90lbs., 2x8 140lbs.
+Lat Pulldowns: 1x10 140lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 2x6 165lbs.
+Chin-Ups: 2x6 BW
+Seated Rows: 1x8 135lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 1x6 160lbs., 1x4 165lbs.
+Underhand Barbell Rows: 3x6 135lbs.

Tomorrow will be delt/trap day, leg day will be on Tuesday...

Nice back day. Very similar to mine actually. You gonna be able to get out here for legs on tuesday?

MetalAsh12
07-29-07, 11:28 pm
hell yes, can't wait

Bam Bam
07-29-07, 11:32 pm
hell yes, can't wait

No doubt we just gotta get the damn time right this time...

MetalAsh12
07-29-07, 11:33 pm
oh yea, don't think it'll be a problem this time around

MetalAsh12
07-30-07, 9:20 pm
July 30, 2007

Trap/Delt Day

+Bent Over Laterals: 1x10 20lbs., 1x8 25lbs., 1x6 30lbs.
+Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 2x6 60lbs., 2x4 65lbs.
+Smith Seated Military Press: 2x8 155lbs., 1x6 165lbs.
+BTH Smith Press: 2x6 140lbs., 1x5 150lbs.
+Front Delt Raises: 2x12 30lbs., 2x10 35lbs.
+Seated Laterals: 3x10 25lbs.

+Plate Shrugs: 3x12 45lb. plate in each hand
+EZ Bar Rows: 3x8 110lbs.
+Seated Shrugs: 3x6 90lbs. each side

I also went to GNC today and picked up a mass gainer; I'm pretty sure I'm not getting enough calories throughout the day while on m-stak, so this will help me quite a bit. 1250 calories a serving along with a good amount of protein... this will be replacing my whey for the time being.
Tomorrow is leg day with BamBam and TufffGuy...

Lowdown5
07-30-07, 9:23 pm
Good shit today Bro, you 3 Animals don't hurt anybody tomorrow.

MetalAsh12
07-30-07, 9:29 pm
Good shit today Bro, you 3 Animals don't hurt anybody tomorrow.

Thanks;

I can't guarantee the safety of the occupants tomorrow...

Lowdown5
07-30-07, 9:35 pm
Thanks;

I can't guarantee the safety of the occupants tomorrow...


At least let the women and children get out safely.

MetalAsh12
07-30-07, 9:36 pm
At least let the women and children get out safely.

...maybe...

Lowdown5
07-30-07, 9:43 pm
...maybe...


That is the answer I expected Animal.

MetalAsh12
07-30-07, 10:40 pm
Holy shit, I just drank my gainer shake...I feel like I ate a dead horse. I didn't even take a full serving...

Lowdown5
07-30-07, 10:47 pm
Holy shit, I just drank my gainer shake...I feel like I ate a dead horse. I didn't even take a full serving...


Good stuff huh?

MetalAsh12
07-30-07, 10:54 pm
Good stuff huh?

O yea, wasn't ready for it though... lol

Lowdown5
07-30-07, 10:56 pm
O yea, wasn't ready for it though... lol


Too funny.

Bam Bam
07-30-07, 11:23 pm
At least let the women and children get out safely.


...maybe...

Haha I laughed when I read that.

Lowdown5
07-30-07, 11:24 pm
Haha I laughed when I read that.


Me too Bro, that is classic.

MetalAsh12
07-31-07, 9:17 pm
July 31, 2007

Leg Day

I didn't screw up the meeting time this go around, so BamBam and I got there at the same time. All in all, great workout, PR on squats and leg press:

+Squats: 1x10 225lbs., 1x8 315lbs., 1x6 335lbs. (PR)
+Leg Press: 1x6 540lbs., 1x6 630lbs., 1x4 720lbs. (PR)
+Free Weight Calve Raises: 1x12 90lbs. (calves cramped here), 1x10 90lbs.
+Seated Calve Raises: 1x12 60lbs., 1x10 110lbs., 1x10 230lbs.
+Ham Curls: 30x12, 40x12, 50x12, 65x12

Ended here, BamBam and I were fried, legs felt like jelly...
I'm happy with my new personal records and I owe those in part to BamBam's motivation. Great workout!

Tomorrow is arm day...

Lowdown5
07-31-07, 11:06 pm
Killed it Bro, no more needs to be said.

MetalAsh12
07-31-07, 11:07 pm
Killed it Bro, no more needs to be said.

ah, thanks man...my legs are killin' me and it feels great

Lowdown5
07-31-07, 11:10 pm
ah, thanks man...my legs are killin' me and it feels great


Mine are getting sore, dig it.

MetalAsh12
07-31-07, 11:14 pm
damn, just finished watching 300 for the second time...I don't need any test. supplements, just need to watch that badass movie after the workout...haha

Bam Bam
07-31-07, 11:32 pm
damn, just finished watching 300 for the second time...I don't need any test. supplements, just need to watch that badass movie after the workout...haha

Man that movie is so badass. I gotta get that as soon as I can.

MetalAsh12
07-31-07, 11:41 pm
Man that movie is so badass. I gotta get that as soon as I can.

It really is, just watch a battle scene right before your workout and you get pissed off.. lol

Bam Bam
07-31-07, 11:47 pm
It really is, just watch a battle scene right before your workout and you get pissed off.. lol

Hell yea after I saw it the first time I was ready to get a shield, spear, sword, cape, and red spandex and have a battle.

Lowdown5
07-31-07, 11:48 pm
It really is, just watch a battle scene right before your workout and you get pissed off.. lol


Shit man, just watch Animal Arms, Chest or Delts, Wrath would kick the shit out of all them Spartans.

MetalAsh12
08-01-07, 12:04 am
Shit man, just watch Animal Arms, Chest or Delts, Wrath would kick the shit out of all them Spartans.

or that.... lol
I make do with what I have

MetalAsh12
08-01-07, 12:05 am
Hell yea after I saw it the first time I was ready to get a shield, spear, sword, cape, and red spandex and have a battle.

lol

Lowdown5
08-01-07, 12:09 am
or that.... lol
I make do with what I have


Good point.

MetalAsh12
08-01-07, 9:37 pm
August 1, 2007

Arm Day

+Standing BTH Tricep Extensions (Barbell): 1x12 45lbs., 1x10 65lbs., 1x10 85lbs., 1x8 90lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x12 15lbs., 1x10 20lbs., 1x8 20lbs.
+Close-Grip bench: 1x8 135lbs, 1x6 155lbs., 1x4 175lbs.
+Straight Bar Pushdowns: 1x12 100lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 1x6 170lbs.

+close-grip curls: 2x6 70lbs., 1x5 45lbs.
+Incline Alternating Dumbbell Curls: 3x12 25lbs.
+Wide Grip Curls: 3x7 30lbs. (21s)
+Hammer Curls: 3x8 35lbs.

MetalAsh12
08-02-07, 7:42 pm
Well, today was supposed to be a rest day, but we got a bunch of deliveries in at work, so I was moving 50lb. boxes for a good part of the day. My legs are still killing me from leg day(growth!)... I have off until Monday, so tomorrow is a pure rest day, then it's chest.

Lowdown5
08-02-07, 7:50 pm
Great workout and tough day at work but you manned up, good job.

Roland
08-02-07, 8:42 pm
Hey good shit man, I gotta get that 300 movie too, everyone is talkin about it.

TufffGuY
08-02-07, 8:52 pm
Hey good shit man, I gotta get that 300 movie too, everyone is talkin about it.

its off the chain bro, def. good for some motivation on those down days.

MetalAsh12
08-03-07, 1:30 am
Great workout and tough day at work but you manned up, good job.

Appreciate the praise...biceps got hammered from it.


Hey good shit man, I gotta get that 300 movie too, everyone is talkin about it.

Definitely a good movie to watch before a workout...when the odds are against ya, keep fightin'.


its off the chain bro, def. good for some motivation on those down days.

Yup

Bam Bam
08-03-07, 1:35 am
August 1, 2007

Arm Day

+Standing BTH Tricep Extensions (Barbell): 1x12 45lbs., 1x10 65lbs., 1x10 85lbs., 1x8 90lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x12 15lbs., 1x10 20lbs., 1x8 20lbs.
+Close-Grip bench: 1x8 135lbs, 1x6 155lbs., 1x4 175lbs.
+Straight Bar Pushdowns: 1x12 100lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 1x6 170lbs.

+close-grip curls: 2x6 70lbs., 1x5 45lbs.
+Incline Alternating Dumbbell Curls: 3x12 25lbs.
+Wide Grip Curls: 3x7 30lbs. (21s)
+Hammer Curls: 3x8 35lbs.

Nice arm day man. Now we are gonna have to train arms together. I see you like hittin arms with volume too. Def gonna have to set that up.

MetalAsh12
08-03-07, 11:21 am
Nice arm day man. Now we are gonna have to train arms together. I see you like hittin arms with volume too. Def gonna have to set that up.

sounds good!

MetalAsh12
08-03-07, 2:12 pm
Down to 1 bag of animal pump, so I went out today to try and find some. I figured I'd try this new nutrition store I saw earlier in the week while driving. It's called 'Good Nutrition,' and it looked well stocked from the outside...

Anyway, I walked in, found Animal Pak, but that's about it; no pump, m-stak, flex, uni-liver...nothing good except the pak.
I went up to the front of the store and asked if they had Animal Pump. This lady was one of those blonde california-type ditzes...she looked at me with a blank stare and asked what that was. I told her, and she said they didn't carry it. Then she started to obnoxiously push NO-Xplode...probably because that's the only bb supplement she knows of. So I politely said, "No," and started to walk out. She asked why I didn't want to try it, and I said, "I'm an Animal person, I only use their products." She then proceeded to salute me as I walked out...what the fuck. Never going back there again. I'll stick with the mom n' pops store I use near my gym.
Anyway, that was the most interesting thing that happened to me today.

Lowdown5
08-03-07, 2:55 pm
Way to stay Animal Bro.

MetalAsh12
08-03-07, 6:59 pm
Found one of those George Foreman Grills in my kitchen cabinets a few hours ago and cooked a burger on it...tasted great; I'm just going to start using this thing to cook my chicken breasts. It also drains the majority of the fat in the meat as well...mmmmmm

I'm excited.

TufffGuY
08-04-07, 1:42 am
Down to 1 bag of animal pump, so I went out today to try and find some. I figured I'd try this new nutrition store I saw earlier in the week while driving. It's called 'Good Nutrition,' and it looked well stocked from the outside...

Anyway, I walked in, found Animal Pak, but that's about it; no pump, m-stak, flex, uni-liver...nothing good except the pak.
I went up to the front of the store and asked if they had Animal Pump. This lady was one of those blonde california-type ditzes...she looked at me with a blank stare and asked what that was. I told her, and she said they didn't carry it. Then she started to obnoxiously push NO-Xplode...probably because that's the only bb supplement she knows of. So I politely said, "No," and started to walk out. She asked why I didn't want to try it, and I said, "I'm an Animal person, I only use their products." She then proceeded to salute me as I walked out...what the fuck. Never going back there again. I'll stick with the mom n' pops store I use near my gym.
Anyway, that was the most interesting thing that happened to me today.


thats where I get my pak, your right, they have nuttin really, and this chinese guy always trys to sell me stuff.

MetalAsh12
08-04-07, 5:35 pm
August 4, 2007

Chest Day

+Bench Press: 1x25 Bar, 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 185lbs., 1x6 205lbs., 1x4 205lbs.
+Incline DB Press: 1x0 90lbs. (failed to get em up), 1x5 80lbs., 1x4 80lbs., 1x3 75lbs.
+Dumbbell Pullovers: 1x10 50lbs., 2x8 60lbs., 1x6 65lbs.
+Cable Crossovers: 1x10 60lbs., 1x8 70lbs., 1x8 90lbs.
+Incline Bench Press: 2x8 135lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Pec Dec: 1x6 100lbs., 1x5 90lbs.

Chest felt good and pumped post-workout.
I've also decided to really crackdown on my diet...strictly 6 meals a day now high in protein and quality calories. Bought some more whey today as well.

Tomorrow is back day...

Lowdown5
08-04-07, 5:56 pm
Great day today Bro, good looking workout there. That chest is gonna grow big.

MetalAsh12
08-04-07, 6:15 pm
Great day today Bro, good looking workout there. That chest is gonna grow big.

Thanks man, gonna get sore...I can feel it coming.

Lowdown5
08-04-07, 6:22 pm
Thanks man, gonna get sore...I can feel it coming.


I am gonna be there with my arms soon.

MetalAsh12
08-04-07, 6:24 pm
I am gonna be there with my arms soon.

best feeling in the world

Lowdown5
08-04-07, 6:29 pm
best feeling in the world


So true.

TufffGuY
08-04-07, 6:35 pm
So true.

I actually hate the soreness in my arms but love it in my chest.

Bam Bam
08-04-07, 9:04 pm
August 4, 2007

Chest Day

+Bench Press: 1x25 Bar, 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 185lbs., 1x6 205lbs., 1x4 205lbs.
+Incline DB Press: 1x0 90lbs. (failed to get em up), 1x5 80lbs., 1x4 80lbs., 1x3 75lbs.
+Dumbbell Pullovers: 1x10 50lbs., 2x8 60lbs., 1x6 65lbs.
+Cable Crossovers: 1x10 60lbs., 1x8 70lbs., 1x8 90lbs.
+Incline Bench Press: 2x8 135lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Pec Dec: 1x6 100lbs., 1x5 90lbs.

Chest felt good and pumped post-workout.
I've also decided to really crackdown on my diet...strictly 6 meals a day now high in protein and quality calories. Bought some more whey today as well.

Tomorrow is back day...

Nice chest session man. Shit looking at everyones training sessions makes me wanna pump some iron. Only a few more days...

MetalAsh12
08-04-07, 9:13 pm
Nice chest session man. Shit looking at everyones training sessions makes me wanna pump some iron. Only a few more days...

Thanks man, no shame in letting your body recover...

MetalAsh12
08-05-07, 4:50 pm
August 5, 2007

Back/Calves Day

+Lat Pulldowns: 1x25 70lbs., 1x10 120lbs., 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 150lbs., 1x6 165lbs., 1x4 170lbs.
+Close Grip Lat Pulldowns: 1x8 80lbs., 1x6 120lbs., 1x8 140lbs.
+Seated Machine Rows: 1x8 120lbs., 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 170lbs., 1x6 210lbs.
+Bent Over BB Rows (reverse grip): 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 155lbs., 1x6 165lbs.

+Seated Calve Raises: 3x10 45lbs. (great great stretch)
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x8 200lbs., 1x6 250lbs., 1x8 300lbs.

I'm going to start working calves twice a week; mine recover pretty damn quick, so why not.
Tomorrow is Delt/Trap Day

Bam Bam
08-05-07, 4:58 pm
August 5, 2007

Back/Calves Day

+Lat Pulldowns: 1x25 70lbs., 1x10 120lbs., 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 150lbs., 1x6 165lbs., 1x4 170lbs.
+Close Grip Lat Pulldowns: 1x8 80lbs., 1x6 120lbs., 1x8 140lbs.
+Seated Machine Rows: 1x8 120lbs., 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 170lbs., 1x6 210lbs.
+Bent Over BB Rows (reverse grip): 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 155lbs., 1x6 165lbs.

+Seated Calve Raises: 3x10 45lbs. (great great stretch)
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x8 200lbs., 1x6 250lbs., 1x8 300lbs.

I'm going to start working calves twice a week; mine recover pretty damn quick, so why not.
Tomorrow is Delt/Trap Day

Thats big back bombing right there man. How did you like those reverse grip rows? I like em better than traditional grip myself.

Lowdown5
08-05-07, 5:01 pm
Great day Brother, I like the idea of calves twice a week, hit em good.

MetalAsh12
08-05-07, 6:59 pm
Thats big back bombing right there man. How did you like those reverse grip rows? I like em better than traditional grip myself.

I like the reverse grip, I can really feel the back squeze while I'm using them.


Great day Brother, I like the idea of calves twice a week, hit em good.

No doubt

MetalAsh12
08-05-07, 7:19 pm
Also, I'm currently on my off period for m-stak...I told BamBam I would wait 2 weeks before I started my next cycle, but I think I'm going to start again regularly. I'm taking in a lot more quality calories now and I think m-stak will thrive on that.

MetalAsh12
08-12-07, 3:45 pm
Sorry about not updating this log in a while...

August 12, 2007

Back

+Deadlift: 1x16 135lbs., 1x10 225lbs., 1x7 315lbs., 1x0 405lbs. (scratch)
+Free-Weight Row Machine: 1x12 90lbs., 1x8 115lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Lat Pulldowns: 1x10 120lbs., 1x6 150lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Seated Rows: 1x8 135lbs., 1x6 165lbs., 1x5 180lbs.
+DB Rows: 1x8 55lbs., 1x8 65lbs., 1x8 70lbs.

16 total sets...back on m-stak too
Leg day was yesterday and I was repping 355lbs. for the first time on squats. I was pretty happy about that.

Lowdown5
08-12-07, 10:37 pm
Good day in A-Town Bro.

MetalAsh12
08-18-07, 1:11 pm
I'm still here and still training hard...just haven't gotten around to posting my logs recently; getting ready for classes to start and moving in to my new apartment...so a bit hectic. I'm only drinking water and milk now and eating nothing except chicken, steaks, baked potatoes, cheese, oatmeal, and a little bread here and there. Oh, and my protein shakes. I'm seeing a big difference in strength and endurance during my sessions as a result.
I'll keep ya posted.

Lowdown5
08-18-07, 4:40 pm
Looking forward to ya getting some time to keep us updated when you can. Life sometimes is hectic Bro, we all understand.

MetalAsh12
08-20-07, 3:38 pm
Monday, August 20th

Back Day

All right, gym was closed yesterday, so I couldn't get back day in...so I did it today. The plates at my university gym are octagonal, so deads feel weird when you make contact with the ground.

+Deads: 1x16 135lbs., 1x12 225lbs., 1x8 315lbs., 1x3 315lbs.
+Reverse Barbell Rows: 1x 12 135lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 155lbs.
+Rear Shrugs: 2x10 135lbs. (damn these are good, first time doing them)
+Lat Pulldowns: 1x12 135lbs., 1x8 150lbs., 1x6 165lbs. (I concentrated on the full stretch on these)
+Dumbbell Pulls: 2x8 80lbs.

Finished here...I loved the looks I got while I was doing deads...it's like they've never seen that before. Anyway, tomorrow is Shoulder/Trap day.

Lowdown5
08-20-07, 7:17 pm
Solid day Bro, very solid.

MetalAsh12
08-22-07, 11:25 pm
Just a little update with the powerlifting club I'm starting here at Georgia State;

Finally fulfilled all the qualifications to be chartered as an official club, so I turned in the necessary paperwork to the office and they said we should be official within 3-4 weeks.
I'm excited as hell about this; we've got 8 members now including two women. Our coach is Josh Rohr, he holds all 3 records in bench, squats, and deads for the 160 weight class in USAPL's collegiate division.
I'll keep you updated.

MetalAsh12
08-23-07, 12:21 pm
August 23, 2007

Broke 400 on squats for the first time today...hit 405 for 3 reps. The guy I asked to spot me didn't really know how, so that scared me a bit when I had issues on the 3rd rep...but I got it.

Lowdown5
08-23-07, 3:25 pm
August 23, 2007

Broke 400 on squats for the first time today...hit 405 for 3 reps. The guy I asked to spot me didn't really know how, so that scared me a bit when I had issues on the 3rd rep...but I got it.


Out-Fuckin-Standing, proud of you Bro!!

MetalAsh12
08-23-07, 6:41 pm
Out-Fuckin-Standing, proud of you Bro!!

Thanks man, I was excited. I couldn't stop thinking about that story from... I think G-Diesel or Machine...when he said his quad detached from his knee cap and rolled up...lol

simpleguy
08-26-07, 8:46 am
August 23, 2007
Broke 400 on squats for the first time today...hit 405 for 3 reps. The guy I asked to spot me didn't really know how, so that scared me a bit when I had issues on the 3rd rep...but I got it.

good work there with your squats... keep hitting it hard bro

MetalAsh12
08-26-07, 1:03 pm
good work there with your squats... keep hitting it hard bro

Thanks man...

Started taking my gainer shakes again too.

MetalAsh12
08-26-07, 3:34 pm
Weighed in today after my back workout and I'm up to 165...so says the electronic scale. But that was with my sweats and tshirt on. But I doubt those weight 4 pounds.

So, at any rate, up 4 pounds!

Lowdown5
08-26-07, 3:35 pm
Weighed in today after my back workout and I'm up to 165...so says the electronic scale. But that was with my sweats and tshirt on. But I doubt those weight 4 pounds.

So, at any rate, up 4 pounds!


Good job, keep at it Bro.

MetalAsh12
08-26-07, 3:51 pm
Good job, keep at it Bro.

Thanks.

MetalAsh12
08-27-07, 2:05 pm
August 27, 2007

Delt/Trap/Calve Day

+BigAnt Nose Pulls: 1x12 40lbs., 1x1060lbs., 1x8 60lbs.
+BTH seated Military Barbell Press: 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 155lbs., 1x6 135lbs.
+Seated Barbell Military Press: 2x8 135lbs.
+Seated lateral raises: 1x12 10lbs., 1x10 20lbs., 1x6 30lbs.

+Plate Shrugs(warmups): 3x10 45lb. plates
+EZ Bar Rows: 1x12 50lbs., 1x8 80lbs., 1x6 110lbs., 1x3 110lbs.
+Seated Dumbbell Shrugs: 2x6 50lbs., 3x6 225lbs.

+Standing Calve Raises: 1x16 165lbs., 1x10 215lbs., 1x8 395lbs.

BigAnt's nose pulls worked well I think, we'll havta wait a few hours and see. :)

Weighed in again after my workout and the scale had me up 2 more pounds. I'm now at 167...if this is true, I'm attributing the gains to m-stak+my gainer shakes.
Tomorrow is leg day...still waiting on those powerlifting routines PFreak :)

MetalAsh12
08-27-07, 9:37 pm
I don't know wtf is up with these gainer shakes I'm drinking, but my transition is amazing since I started. I look about 3x more bulky muscle-wise than before and I feel stronger...this shit is great. I guess they're all like this, first time using these shakes for a long period of time.
Seems like I can't get enough of 'em, I'm still eating solid food, but I take in about 2500 calories a day from the shakes alone. So I have to fill only 500 calories for the rest of the day...ahahahhaa I'm in heaven

Lowdown5
08-27-07, 9:46 pm
You will feel those BigAnt nose pulls, trust me. They rock.

MetalAsh12
08-29-07, 9:16 pm
Leg Day

Took my animal pump mid-class, then headed off to the gym.
Warmed up with 1x25 on squats with the bar, then started loading the plates on...

+Squats: 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 225lbs., 1x8 315lbs., 1x6 405lbs., 1x5 315lbs.
Didn't get as deep as I wanted on the 405's, but I'm getting there...I went parallel, but I didn't break parallel.

+Single Leg Presses: 1x16 50lbs., 1x12 90lbs., 2x10 135lbs., 2x6 160lbs.
+Leg Curls: 1x12 45lbs., 1x8 90lbs.

+Seated Calve Raises: 1x16 135lbs., 1x12 230lbs., 1x10 330lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 1x20 150lbs., 1x16 235lbs., 1x10 335lbs., 1x12 395lbs.

Fried here; rode my bike through Atlanta back to my dorm to get the blood flowing even more.

MetalAsh12
08-29-07, 10:47 pm
I'm moving back day up a notch, now it comes before chest day. I see it getting wider and I want more damnit; gonna need all my energy to make it blow the f up

Lowdown5
08-29-07, 10:50 pm
Solid leg day Bro, very solid.

MetalAsh12
08-29-07, 10:54 pm
Solid leg day Bro, very solid.

Appreciate it, thanks for being the sole supporter of my log...lol

MetalAsh12
09-01-07, 1:03 am
September 1, 2007

Back Day

Got up early today to get to the gym before chemistry; it was back day.

+Deads: 1x16 135lbs., 1x12 225lbs., 1x5 315lbs.
+Reverse Grip BB Rows: 1x10 135lbs., 1x6 185lbs., 1x10 135lbs.
+Dumbbell Pulls: 1x12 45lbs., 1x10 80lbs., 1x8 90lbs.
+Seated Close Grip Cable Pulls: 3x8 170lbs.

All my lifts are done completely raw except for squats where I use my belt and knee wraps...just fyi

Time was up here, had to get to chem. class just in time to do shitty on a quiz...at least my workout was good.
Also had to run to the doctor's to get my annual physical, had a nurse practitioner instead...and guess what; she asked me if I was taking steroids! What a surprise...day ends here when I can finally get a full god damn 8 hours of sleep. I'm also apparently 5'6.5" according to the bitchy office manager who measured me.

Tomorrow I'm heading to pick up my powerlifting gear.

MetalAsh12
09-01-07, 5:41 pm
Got my powerlifting stuff today; Inzer Singlet and an Inzer Rage-X Bench Shirt.
I was shown how to properly use the shirt and properly execute a powerlifting benchpress. Definitely takes some getting used to.
I will tell you that 250 felt like nothing in that shirt.

MetalAsh12
09-01-07, 6:49 pm
Got the matching 'tattoos' from the bench shirt on each arm already. They're already dark red and look like they were made with a knife.

I'm going to take tomorrow off and get ready for bench day on monday with the team.

MetalAsh12
09-04-07, 8:41 pm
Scheduled a practice for my team yesterday, but forgot it was labor day. The gym was closed; practice is rescheduled for tomorrow. Some of these people I'm dealing are the most unreliable sons of bitches I have dealt with. They don't understand this shit's gonna require dedication...they'll figure it out when they eat iron on bench day tomorrow.

Lowdown5
09-05-07, 12:11 am
Everything you are doing is looking solid Bro, keep at it. And very cool that you got your gear.

MetalAsh12
09-05-07, 11:08 pm
Met with some of the powerlifting team today; I went over proper bench form and how to use the shirt and all of that. They will have a lot of work to do to get ready for competition, but with determination they can do it. After I had a little meeting with them, I did my chest/tricep workout.

+Bench: 1x30 bar, 1x20 135lbs., 1x8 225lbs., 1x6 235lbs., 1x6 245lbs. (PR)
+Close Grip Bench: 2x8 135lbs., 1x6 155lbs.
+Single Arm Tricep Pushdowns: 1x30 40lbs., 1x25 50lbs., 1x10 60lbs., 1x8 70lbs.
+Incline Skull Crushers: 1x10 40lbs., 1x8 70lbs., 1x8 80lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 1x12 15lbs., 2x12 20lbs.
+Iso-lateral Wide Press: 1x10 135lbs., 2x10 225lbs.

Triceps were pretty full and fried here, really happy about my PR on bench; did it with ease.

Lowdown5
09-05-07, 11:30 pm
Damn solid day Brother, looks good.

MetalAsh12
09-05-07, 11:33 pm
Damn solid day Brother, looks good.

thanks man, wasn't expecting that bench at all...I guess a few days off makes a difference.

Lowdown5
09-05-07, 11:37 pm
thanks man, wasn't expecting that bench at all...I guess a few days off makes a difference.


Time off does that.

MetalAsh12
09-06-07, 7:20 pm
September 6, 2007

Back/Biceps

+Reverse Grip Barbell Rows: 1x30 Bar, 1x20 135lbs., 1x10 185lbs., 1x5 185lbs.
+Reg. Grip Barbell Rows: 2x12 135lbs.
+Behind the back barbell shrugs: 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 155lbs., 1x6 155lbs.
+Deadlifts: 1x16 135lbs., 1x6 315lbs., 1x5 315lbs.

+Dumbbell Concentration Curls: 1x12 35lbs., 1x10 40lbs., 2x6 45lbs.
+EZ Bar Preacher Curls: 2x8 80lbs.
+Standing Close Grip EZ Curls: 2x12 60lbs.

End

Lowdown5
09-06-07, 7:22 pm
Very nice day Bro, looking good.

MetalAsh12
09-07-07, 5:32 pm
September 7, 2007

Shoulder/Trap day

+Seated Military presses: 1x16 bar, 1x6 135lbs., 1x5 135lbs., 1x6 105lbs.
+BTH Military: 2x6 95lbs.
My shoulders already felt fried here, don't know why.
+Dumbbell lateral Raises: (dropsets) 3x8-10 25, 20, 15 lbs.
+Barbell Rows: 1x30 Bar, 1x20 65lbs., 1x16 65lbs.

Decided to work my forearms a little too for no reason; 3x12 reverse barbell curls 45lbs.

TufffGuY
09-07-07, 6:17 pm
I've been hitten my forearms every day with 5 sets

MetalAsh12
09-09-07, 3:05 pm
September 9, 2007

Legs

Today was form over weight; I need to get used to breaking parallel for the upcoming competitions. All squats were ass to heels no questions asked.

+Squats: Barx30, 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 225lbs., 1x2 315lbs.
+single leg presses: 1x12 90lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 180lbs.
+Ham Curls: 1x30 30lbs.
+Seated Toe Raise Machine: 3x12 60lbs.
+Seated Single Calve Raises: 3x8 130lbs.

Biked back to my apartment for the finale.

Lowdown5
09-09-07, 8:32 pm
After that workout I don't know how you rode your bike Brother.

MetalAsh12
09-09-07, 9:28 pm
Well, it was my only way of getting back, so I really had no choice... :)

Lowdown5
09-09-07, 9:31 pm
Well, it was my only way of getting back, so I really had no choice... :)


True that.

MetalAsh12
09-15-07, 12:49 am
Been off of m-stak for 2 weeks now; I really want to get another cycle going, but I figure waiting for "X" will be more rewarding.

Lowdown5
09-15-07, 12:50 am
X Rocks!!!!!

Maximum4
09-18-07, 7:30 pm
Hey, I want to try m stack but wanna hear everyone opinion? what kind of gains did you fellas see

MetalAsh12
09-18-07, 10:00 pm
Great nutrient partioning if you eat a lot. Shove food down your throat like it's a bottomless pit! You'll see results!

Shogun Assassin
09-19-07, 2:38 pm
hey metalash, this post definitely got me motivated to get off my ass and get back into gear with my lifts. i was actually a lifeguard and know what its like to be out in the sun all day and how it affects your lifts. well, im starting a little bigger than you but im going to make a day by day post on here to get some results. feel free to comment/critique my journey as much as you can. thanks alot for the motivation and an inspiring read. keep liftin.

MetalAsh12
09-19-07, 4:17 pm
Hey man, not a problem. I'll check in on your journey from time to time.

MetalAsh12
09-22-07, 1:17 am
Tore through my back routine today...lots of bent over rows, reverse and forward grip.
My powerlifting team is in the doldrums at the moment...I'm the only member; noone has been dedicated or reliable enough to keep their side of the bargain...looking for more members as we speak. The shit stops here.

MetalAsh12
09-22-07, 1:33 am
I just read through this log and I've been neglecting it lately. I'm gonna kick this thing back into full throttle. Get ready...

MetalAsh12
09-23-07, 7:46 pm
September 23, 2007

Delts/Traps


Until I get some dedicated team members for my powerlifting team, I'm going to continue with my bodybuilding routine.

+Smith military press: 1x12 95lbs., 1x10 135lbs., 2x8 175lbs.
+Smith BTH Military Press: 3x10 105lbs.
+Seated single arm laterals: 1x16 15lbs. 1x12 20lbs., 1x10 25lbs.
+Seated Dumbbell Press: 2x8 50lbs., 1x6 55lbs.

+EZ bar Rows: 1x20 60lbs., 3x10 90lbs.
+Seated Shrugs: 3x12 130lbs.

Lowdown5
09-23-07, 7:48 pm
Very solid looking day, your shoulders and traps will feel this for a few days.

MetalAsh12
09-23-07, 7:52 pm
Very solid looking day, your shoulders and traps will feel this for a few days.

Thanks man, bought a load of steaks yesterday along with some other good stuff, so I have plenty of fuel for growth..

Lowdown5
09-23-07, 7:53 pm
Thanks man, bought a load of steaks yesterday along with some other good stuff, so I have plenty of fuel for growth..


Very cool steak is good for the body.

MetalAsh12
09-24-07, 2:02 pm
Just finished a two day search for the new M-Stak in Atlanta...what a bitch that was. Finally found a vitamin shoppe that had one can in stock. Just took the first m-stak bag after a 4 week hiatus...gains should be that much better. About to head to the gym to do chest/tris.

Lowdown5
09-24-07, 2:07 pm
Train hard Bro, as you always do.

MetalAsh12
09-24-07, 3:41 pm
September 24, 2007

Chest/Tris/Calves

Walked into the gym feeling powerful and went straight to the bench. Someone had left the 45's on each side, so I figured with my genius logic that I would warm up with that instead of my usual barx30 warmup...stupid idea. I jumped on the bench completely cold and started doing the 135 warmup, and wouldn't ya know it, that searing pain in my upper left pec awoke from a one year slumber. Karma has a way with dealing cocky assholes their fair share...and I deserved every ounce of pain I got. I broke the number one rule in this game; WARM UP!
I continued to bench until I couldn't bear it any longer...got up to 205 for 4. Other than that though, I'm already seeing the fullness from stacking pump with m-stak, and I'm loving it!

Chest

+Benchpress: 1x10 135lbs., 1x8 185lbs., 1x4 205lbs.

Triceps

+One arm cable pushdowns: 1x20 50lbs., 2x8 65lbs.
+Dumbbell kickbacks: 1x12 15lbs., 1x10 20lbs., 1x10 25lbs.
+Overhead Rope Tri-extensions: 1x12 50lbs., 1x10 70lbs., 2x8 100lbs.
+Straight Bar Pushdowns: 3x10 120lbs.
+Skull Crushers: 3x12 60lbs.
+Incline S.C.'s: 3x10 70lbs.

Calves

+Seated Single Calve Extensions: 1x20 50lbs., 1x16 100lbs., 1x16 130lbs., 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 140lbs.

Lowdown5
09-24-07, 4:16 pm
Good session and you learned a valuable lesson. No shortcuts in this game, always have to warm up.

MetalAsh12
09-25-07, 12:26 am
Whatever I didn't get done with chest today, I made up with eating. I still think I'm going to take tomorrow off though to give my injury a rest.

Bam Bam
09-25-07, 3:40 pm
Damn bro that sucks. WARM UP NEXT TIME. Nah hope it heals up quick man.

MetalAsh12
09-26-07, 9:06 pm
September 26, 2007

Back/Biceps

Injury feels much better today, got about 8.5 hours of sleep last night, so that probably helped.

+Bent over F.G. BB Rows: 1x30 bar, 1x20 95lbs., 1x12 145lbs., 1x10 195lbs.
+Bent Over BB rows reverse grip: 1x30 bar, 1x25 65lbs., 1x20 85lbs., 1x16 105lbs.
+Seated Wide Grip Cable Rows: 3x6 135lbs.
+Behind the back smith shrugs: 1x16 115lbs., 1x12 165lbs., 1x10 185lbs.
+Deadlifts: 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 225lbs., 1x8 275lbs.

+Preacher Curls: 2x12 45lbs., 1x10 65lbs., 1x8 80lbs.
+Hammer DB Curls: 1x16 30lbs., 1x16 40lbs., 1x12 45lbs.
+Standing Dumbbell Preacher Curls: 3x8 30lbs.
+Seated Forearm Curls: 1x12 15lbs., 2x12 20lbs.

Lowdown5
09-26-07, 9:11 pm
Very nice Bro, you hit the muscles from every angle, outstanding work. Glad you are feeling better also.

MetalAsh12
09-27-07, 6:57 pm
September 27, 2007

Delts/Traps

+Seated Laterals: 1x12 15lbs., 1x10 20lbs., 1x6 25lbs., 2x6 30lbs.
+Bent Over rear-delt raises: 2x8 15lbs., 1x6 20lbs.
+Smith Military Press: 1x20 95lbs., 2x12 110lbs. (injury started showing itself a bit, so I stopped)
+Front DB raises: 2x12 35lbs., 2x10 40lbs., 1x6 45lbs.


+45lb. Plate Shrugs: 2x30 45lbs.
+Barbell Upright Rows: 1x12 95lbs., 1x8 110lbs., 1x6 115lbs.
+Standing Machine Shrugs: 2x12 205lbs.

MetalAsh12
09-30-07, 12:18 pm
September 28, 2007

Legs

+Leg Press: 1x20 315lbs., 1x16 405lbs., 1x12 450lbs., 1x10 540lbs., 2x8 630lbs.
+Squats: 1x12 135lbs., 1x10 225lbs., 1x6 315lbs.
+Ham Curls: 1x12 60lbs., 1x12 70lbs., 2x8 85lbs.

+Seated Calve Raises: 2x12 130lbs., 2x12 330lbs., 2x12 375lbs.
+Standing Calve Raises: 3x12 315lbs.

It's two days later, and my hamstrings and quads are killing me...today is chest/tricep day. Log will be posted today.

Lowdown5
09-30-07, 12:22 pm
Damn Metal Ash, you are just killin it Bro, man I wished i lived close to you. Workin with a cat like you would for sure put some new fire in this old dog.

MetalAsh12
09-30-07, 3:00 pm
September 30, 2007

Got in the gym and went straight to the bench; started repping the bar, and the pain in my upper left pec is still there. I started 135 but it only got worse again...so I'll give it another week to have some R&R and if it's not better by then it's time to visit the doc. So, no chest today.

+Rope Pushdowns: 1x16 70lbs., 1x12 80lbs., 1x10 90lbs., 1x12 100lbs.
+Overhead Rope extensions: 1x12 50lbs., 1x12 70lbs., 2x8 100lbs.
+Tri-Extension Machine: 1x12 70lbs., 2x8 90lbs.
+Incline Skull Crushers: 2x8 50lbs., 2x10 90lbs.
+One Handed Cable Pushdowns: 3x12 50lbs.
+Dumbbell Kickbacks: 2x10 15lbs., 2x8 20lbs.

+Behind the back barbell curls: 1x30 65lbs., 1x22 95lbs., 1x12 105lbs.

Tomorrow is back/biceps

MetalAsh12
10-01-07, 12:34 am
12 lb. bag of gainer gets in tomorrow, can't wait to see what stacking this with m-stak does.

MetalAsh12
10-01-07, 3:42 pm
Sitting here...waiting for the snail of a company they call UPS to deliver my gainer bag...

Lowdown5
10-01-07, 8:59 pm
Sitting here...waiting for the snail of a company they call UPS to deliver my gainer bag...


I hate waiting for shit to come, everytime I hear a truck I get excited.

MetalAsh12
10-01-07, 9:04 pm
I hate waiting for shit to come, everytime I hear a truck I get excited.

I know what you mean; as soon as I left, they delivered my package...damn couriers.

Lowdown5
10-01-07, 9:05 pm
I know what you mean; as soon as I left, they delivered my package...damn couriers.


So now you got it, great news!