For scaling back up to my hard workout from backing down to home workouts, I am surprised I performed well. My heart rate is just as strong as I had it last at the gym, dare I say possibly even stronger? I did take it easy on myself and I am really surprised at my results! My intensity is still there as well as my drive to push. It is really inspiring to see myself being able to keep a pretty good pace without exhausting the hell out of myself.
- Duration: 25 minutes + 5 minute cooldown
- Crossramp level 6
- Resistance (workout/cooldown): 6/5
- Total caloric burn: 313 calories
- Distance: 2.67 miles
- Average heart rate: 165 beats per minute
- Maximum heart rate: 185 beats per minute.
- 8 reps
- 2 sets
- 30 lbs resistance
Butterfly Machine – Rear Deltoid form
- 10 reps
- 2 sets
- 60 lbs resistance
- 15 reps
- 3 sets
- 50 lbs resistance
Ab Crunch Bench
- 105 degree angle
- 15 reps
- 3 sets
On top of that all… I have also decided to hit up Vitamin Shoppe in West Plano to pick up some of my supplements and begin my hardcore regimen. I ended up picking up a 16oz jar of L-Glutamine powder and a 2 lbs Crea-Tech Extreme from Vitamin Shoppe’s BodyTech brand. My protein powder jar is running a bit low, so I will have to pick up a new jar soon. I have called up Ultimate Sports Nutrition out in Frisco about getting in some Activate Xtreme so I may swing by and get a bottle and watch myself amp up again. I am still in debate about the nitric oxide and a thermogenic, but probably may not go that route… Due to the loading dose recommendation on the Crea-Tech Xtreme, I will wait until next week when I can go seriously hardcore with the 5 day loading dosage and from there do my maintenance dosing.
To add a mix to things… I will also be logging my meals and snacks just so I can keep rough track of how many calories I take in for accountability . This is so I can try to stick with my goal intake of about 1,500 – 1,750 calories, as some of the BMI calculators online seem to say that 133 lbs is where I need to be for lean muscle. If there are fitness junkies or fellow “deathbeasts” out there who could better advise me, it would be appreciated.
With my $500+ in parts being shipped from Trussville Mazda, I will be doing 60,000 mile service soon. I figured that going too extreme may be a bit much on my system to go from home routines of jump rope, sit-ups, push ups, crunches, etc… So I will restart my efforts at the gym again with lots of cardio and some weights again. I hope to rise early and just begin my power regimen again.
I will probably order my supplements soon and pick up some of the “essentials” locally. Creatine, L-Glutamine, and possibly Nitric Oxide to help boost my results. I am debating on adding a thermogenic to the mix to amp the energy of my workout, but I am open to suggestions that any readers would like to give me. Keep in mind that I work and then also work on ZeroXR.com as my second “job” so if you have instant or more portable supplements, let me know!
Dead Sure Supplements
- Whey protein (18 grams of protein per shake, post workout)
- Clif Builder Bars (snack, 20 grams of protein per bar)
- Multi-vitamin (One-a-Day Men’s Formula)
- Activate Xtreme testosterone booster (only for a 2 month duration and discontinuing)
- Redline liquid thermogenic
- Nitric Oxide (i.e. NOexplode)
My big issue right now is burning fat around my abs and chest to hopefully turn those target zones into muscle. I have exerted dietary control and a work out heavy on crunches and other ab exercises… yet nothing seems to be nixing the fat. I am not gaining any fat due to a control caloric intake so it has me perplexed. Anyone who’s a “gym freak” or “fitness junkie” who can offer tips would be appreciated. I would like to get more progress than the dead wall I am at and forge new territory.
For accountability sake… I will update my Twitter to show that I am at the gym. Feel free to encourage me or drop a motivational comment! I will give it all or nothing!
A while ago, I added a philosophy page to explain my “ideal” of ZeroXR as a school of thought. I need some feedback on if it makes sense or if I should clarify things within it. If anyone wants to clarify things with me, please let me know. E-mail or comment me about anything that could use revision.
Anyone know any good anti-spam plug-ins for WordPress to prevent e-mail harvesting robots from grabbing my e-mail? If you do, let me know!