I got my free bottle of DMZ 3.0 from IML for logging last night.
My plan is to take one a day for the first two weeks, then bump it up to 2/day for a 5 week cycle.
Since my last log, I have struggled with diet. It's just been hit and miss, but never good for more than a 4-5 days at a time. This week was the first in my attempt to reign my diet back into place and now it's going well. It does mean, however, that I haven't lost any weight in that time.
Anywho, I'll be eating to lose fat. I hope to make some progress killing this belly (the never-ending goal ).
I'll log all my workout here, on the IML forums, and in my normal log; along with my observations on how the DMZ is affecting me.
I'll be taking milk thistle for my liver, a multi, fish oil and zinc daily.
Pre-workout is coffee and Bronk-aid. Post is protein with BCAAs.
Incline DB bench 120 lbs (2x 60 lbs) x12, x9, x7 up two!
DB Bench Press 110 lbs (2x 55 lbs) x11, x7, x6 weight up, reps down... bit of a wash really
DB Flies 90 lbs (2x 45) x13, x10 down one. I guess the presses really wore me out this week.
DB pullovers 55 lbs x14, x12 up two
Some ups and downs. More good than bad.
10 minute break and I'll start shoulders.
Trying to reconstruct this from memory after the website ate the first copy. Grr
Shoulders! Gonna try some new variations and exercises, starting at minimum weight to get form down.
Standing DB Military Press 80 lbs (2x 40) x12, x9, x7 Not too bad for the weight increase; not as good as I'd like though.
Vertical grip DB lateral raises 10 lbs (2x 5) x14 Nice and slow. I think I can handle a few more lbs.
@20 lbs (2x 10 lbs) x10, x9, x8 My form was good and I held the last rep of each set for as long as I could.
Standing reverse flies 20 lbs (2x 10 lbs) x11, x10, x9, x8 Damn... that burns like hell... right where it's supposed to!
Not bad. I'm putting more focus on the rear and lateral heads.
Nothing to report on the DMZ yet. It's only been two days. I'm excited to see how it works for me. I've been swamped this weekend. I'll get pics up as soon as I can though.
I'm about 189 lbs right now. I'll get a waist measurement a little later in the week.
Back day! I uh... didn't remember to avoid forearm work on Sunday (I did hangs), and my forearms are sore as hell. Hopefully, my grip will hold out.
Deadlifts 205 lbs x13, x10, x8 up 5 lbs same reps
Shrugs 205 lbs x16, x15, x12 up 5 lbs, several more reps.
Pull ups x14, x9, x9 up one
Bent over BB rows 105 lbs x12, x10, x9 same
A good one!
So, 5 days in, no performance changes yet, but that is to be expected. I have been sleeping better with a little more grogginess in the morning (means I was dead asleep when the alarm went off), which is something I noticed at the beginning of my last PH cycle. I've put on a few pounds of what must be water weight, since my diet has been on point and I've been drinking water like crazy (I always do well in this regard, but I've upped it beyond my usual). If it is water weight, it's going to the right places. My diet has left my muscles flat recently, but they are very full today. I mean I looked in the mirror and did a double take. So that's nice.
Squats 165 lbs, x13
@150 lbs x11
@135 lbs x10
@125 lbs x10 up 5 lbs across the board. Same reps. Exhausted. :P
Sissy Squats x14, x12 better
Leg extensions @ 100 lbs x15, x15 up 10 lbs same reps
A week in. No sides so far. Energy has been pretty good and I look a little leaner (I ?feel? leaner). Still no marked change in strength or performance, but I expect those effects to be kicking in soon.
I didn't get to workout on Sunday. I had a nose bleed that lasted all day. I ended up in the emergency room. I had somehow torn open a blood vessel while sleeping. Nocturnal picker... ew. Anyway. It sucked, but my blood pressure was good, so no problem there.
Hammies and Calves.
Romanian Dead Lifts 210 lbs x14, x13, x13, x12 up 5 lbs, same reps. Serious grip issues.
Leg curls 70 lbs x14, x9 up one
Seated Calf raises 225 lbs x44, x25, x23 very good
Standing one-legged calf raises 65 lbs dumbbell x17, x15 same
A good one.
Still no sides which is great. I had good strength today, despite being tired (I got a decent night's sleep last night, but only about 3 hours the night before due to the nose fiasco). Also a bit of a bump in the libido department.