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    Zeus' competition entry 17 April 2017

    Hi guys welcome to my competition log. I will compile my diet and supplements along with my activities everyday and I'll try to keep up with some progress pictures.

    This is the beginning of the end for fat me.

    As usual on my threads I always welcome any advice that you more experienced guys feel will benefit me. Please do go easy on only a young 'un.

    I am also in it to win it.... head is down... the next 12 weeks will be the most productive of my life so far.
    Went out with a bang last night at a friend's birthday. Probably gained 5lbs already


    Long introductions aside... I will check in later with my full day.

    Hope I can count you all on Team Zeus!

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    Post your starting pictures in this thread mate and your current basic diet and lifting plan.
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    Zeus' competition entry 17 April 2017-20170413_210414.jpgZeus' competition entry 17 April 2017-20170413_210621.jpgZeus' competition entry 17 April 2017-20170413_210725.jpgZeus' competition entry 17 April 2017-20170413_210751.jpg

    ^^ starting pictures, hopefully 12 weeks from now i will be a million miles forward...

    average diet on a workout day is

    630g chicken 151p 3.2c 7.6f
    brown rice 500g 10p 76c 6f
    4 eggs 30p 0c 21f
    50g natural peanut butter 15p 6c 23f
    3 weetabix 6.8p 39c 1.2f
    lots of broccoli which i dont count
    lots of water

    2300 calories
    223p
    200c
    65f

    will vary this on non workout days and drop the carbs a little. will post a little later with my supplements and cardio today.
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    Good luck Zeus. Stay strong :-)

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    Thank you guys appreciate the support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    All the best and good luck
    Hope to do everyone proud!

    Will check in after work with my day

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    DAY 1

    Started my competition journey with a fasted 4 mile run/walk. Went good but had a debilitating stitch in my stomach and had to take a break at the half way mark and enjoyed the nature for a bit... was able to run normally after that. Took me around an hour was nice, however I struggled mentally to get out of my bed. Almost went back to sleep but my willpower succeeded.

    No training today...

    Diet

    630g chicken breast
    50g peanut butter
    4 eggs
    250g brown rice
    Broccoli
    Around 1800 calories


    Supplements
    3000mg cod liver oil
    2x msm glucosamine
    2x Zma
    15mg yohimbine
    Creatine, bcaa and Nac in my water that I'm sipping all day
     Had about 6l

    Weight 179lbs


    Here's to a good first day lads. Any thoughts or input... Chuck it below!
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    DAY 2

    Woke up this morning and went to the gym fasted... not ideal but I wanted the extra fat metabolised  had a good workout with some cardio thrown in....

    However I've been milling around the kitchen all day starving... I won't succumb to weakness...

    Weight 178.2lbs

    TRAINING (fasted)

    Lat pulldown x 4
    Seated row machine x4
    Front pull down x3
    Straight bar curl x 4
    Prone pulley curl x 3
    Preacher curl x 3

    30 mins treadmill - 15% incline 6.5km/hr 500 calories

    DIET
    630g chicken
    250g brown rice
    3 weetabix
    2 tins tuna
    60g light mayo
    50g peanut butter
    4 eggs
    Broccoli
    2200 calories

    SUPPLEMENTS
    3000MG fish oil
    Msm glucosamine
    Zma
    Multivitimin
    NAC  (don't know if I should bother)
    BCAA
    creatine
    15mg yohimbine
    20mg ephedra
    200mg caffeine
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    can someone move this with the others logs for the contest in the sub forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    can someone move this with the others logs for the contest in the sub forum?
    That was my bad would be nice if someone could thanks

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    Good luck bro run your comp into the ground!

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    Good luck bro run your comp into the ground!
    Thanks for your support! It's going well so far. But it's only day 2
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    The NAC, that stuff tastes horrible.
    Just chug it down 6-800mg in the morning and evening, maybe not on a totally empty stomach either (just take it when you're not that empty, or do if you don't react to it). Just a suggestion.

    And NAC is more of a longevity/liver support supp,
    it's good for hindering atherosclerosis and good for the liver, but it doesn't seem to help with any type of exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    The NAC, that stuff tastes horrible.
    Just chug it down 6-800mg in the morning and evening, maybe not on a totally empty stomach either (just take it when you're not that empty, or do if you don't react to it). Just a suggestion.

    And NAC is more of a longevity/liver support supp,
    it's good for hindering atherosclerosis and good for the liver, but it doesn't seem to help with any type of exercise.


    Not many do huh - UDCA maybe?! It can reverse liver probs though i believe amongst all others but NAC Is great stuff too

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    The NAC, that stuff tastes horrible.
    Just chug it down 6-800mg in the morning and evening, maybe not on a totally empty stomach either (just take it when you're not that empty, or do if you don't react to it). Just a suggestion.

    And NAC is more of a longevity/liver support supp,
    it's good for hindering atherosclerosis and good for the liver, but it doesn't seem to help with any type of exercise.
    It smells even worse. Can't put my finger o it tho... it's always recommended for aas but I thought I'd try it out for general health even though I'm natural and not really taxing my liver since I don't drink

    It's not too bad I put it in water with diluting juice
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    Yeah I got the caps and they stink might try them for Coyote bait
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    NAC to me is kinda like sulfur.
    Not like sulfur as in rotten eggs, but as an aminoacid,
    then again, i just might think so cause it is a sulfuric amino acid.

    Unless you're liver I severely fucked, in which case the cysteine accumulates and is dangerous, (and SAMe would do the trick instead),
    it's a great supp to aid the liver producing glutathione.
    It's even used for acetaminophen overdose, either as an oral or an injectable antidote to raise glutathione levels and prevent APAP toxicity.
    SAMe can also be used as such an antidote.

    Anyway, it doesn't help performance.
    Even seen studies claiming it hinders performance (muscle growth or whatever), but I doubt that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    Yeah I got the caps and they stink might try them for Coyote bait
    Caps are way to go.

    NOW FOODS products cheap and great quality.

    Also Zeus good luck man! Subbed and follwing


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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    DAY 2

    Woke up this morning and went to the gym fasted... not ideal but I wanted the extra fat metabolised  had a good workout with some cardio thrown in....

    However I've been milling around the kitchen all day starving... I won't succumb to weakness...

    Weight 178.2lbs

    TRAINING (fasted)

    Lat pulldown x 4
    Seated row machine x4
    Front pull down x3
    Straight bar curl x 4
    Prone pulley curl x 3
    Preacher curl x 3

    30 mins treadmill - 15% incline 6.5km/hr 500 calories

    DIET
    630g chicken
    250g brown rice
    3 weetabix
    2 tins tuna
    60g light mayo
    50g peanut butter
    4 eggs
    Broccoli
    2200 calories

    SUPPLEMENTS
    3000MG fish oil
    Msm glucosamine
    Zma
    Multivitimin
    NAC  (don't know if I should bother)
    BCAA
    creatine
    15mg yohimbine
    20mg ephedra
    200mg caffeine
    Boss I realize you are trying to cut. And maybe some vets can back me on this.

    Even with a cut, never train fasted. You can do cardio fasted sure. But your body and muscle need the fuel: depending how intense the session, you will use the food as energy anyways. Always eat before lifting.

    Just thought I would share a thought for u


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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    NAC to me is kinda like sulfur.
    Not like sulfur as in rotten eggs, but as an aminoacid,
    then again, i just might think so cause it is a sulfuric amino acid.

    Unless you're liver I severely fucked, in which case the cysteine accumulates and is dangerous, (and SAMe would do the trick instead),
    it's a great supp to aid the liver producing glutathione.
    It's even used for acetaminophen overdose, either as an oral or an injectable antidote to raise glutathione levels and prevent APAP toxicity.
    SAMe can also be used as such an antidote.

    Anyway, it doesn't help performance.
    Even seen studies claiming it hinders performance (muscle growth or whatever), but I doubt that.
    I guess I'll stick with it then thanks doc. It's relatively cheap anyway. I've never really took creatine before so I hope I'm getting a benefit from that and I'm drinking around 6l of water a day to flush everything out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post

    Boss I realize you are trying to cut. And maybe some vets can back me on this.

    Even with a cut, never train fasted. You can do cardio fasted sure. But your body and muscle need the fuel: depending how intense the session, you will use the food as energy anyways. Always eat before lifting.

    Just thought I would share a thought for u

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    Hey man thanks for popping by

    Would you say it's absolutely detrimental to my progress?

    I have an early session this morning. I think I will take your advice and have a little something to eat before hand.

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    DAY 3

    Was a nightmare getting up and going to the gym this morning. I'm still loaded with the flu and low on energy. Turned my ps4 on when I got up and I could feel myself wanting to go to the gym less and less but I made it.

    Took the advice and had some simple carbs before my workout this morning

    Weight 177.6lbs

    TRAINING
    Hanging leg raises x3
    Hanging oblique leg raises x3
    Pulley machine crunches x3
    Reverse forearm curls x3
    Behind back wrist curl x3
    Standing calf raise x3
    Seated calf raise x3

    30 mins cardio 400kcal

    DIET
    chicken 640g
    Brown rice 250g
    Tuna 2 tins
    Light mayo 60g
    3 weetabix
    Cnp protein  bar
    2100 calories

    SUPPLEMENTS
    3000mg fish oil
    Zma
    Msm glucosamine
    Multivitamin
    Bcaa
    NAC
    Creatine
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    Wow I'm struggling today...

    Absolutely starving. I can't wait to start bulking... I will be an absolute god at eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    wow i'm struggling today...

    Absolutely starving. I can't wait to start bulking... I will be an absolute god at eating.
    eat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post

    eat!
    Never!

    Only so many calories I can eat. My family are fat so I'm putting it down to the fat genes fighting against me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus
    Never! Only so many calories I can eat. My family are fat so I'm putting it down to the fat genes fighting against me
    My fat genes are bad!

    If I didn't workout, I'd be 500-600lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post

    My fat genes are bad!

    If I didn't workout, I'd be 500-600lbs
    I feel you but then I wonder would I be happier 500-600lbs...? I could enjoy the foods of the world and engorge myself and get fat.

    Then I look in the mirror and I'm like nahh

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    I feel you but then I wonder would I be happier 500-600lbs...? I could enjoy the foods of the world and engorge myself and get fat.

    Then I look in the mirror and I'm like nahh
    your doing great brother keep on truckin' man...yeeee haaawww...yea, I might be a redneck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettoboyd View Post
    your doing great brother keep on truckin' man...yeeee haaawww...yea, I might be a redneck...
    Cheers man means alot. Who said being redneck isn't cool!

    Hope you are faring well also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    I feel you but then I wonder would I be happier 500-600lbs...? I could enjoy the foods of the world and engorge myself and get fat.

    Then I look in the mirror and I'm like nahh
    i enjoy the food i eat!

    i just eat too damn much of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettoboyd View Post
    your doing great brother keep on truckin' man...yeeee haaawww...yea, I might be a redneck...
    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Cheers man means alot. Who said being redneck isn't cool!

    Hope you are faring well also!
    A UK redneck, now there's a first!!!!

    you should ask Marcus to go fishing! he loves the stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post

    A UK redneck, now there's a first!!!!

    you should ask Marcus to go fishing! he loves the stuff!
    Hah last time I went fishing I was 8 and I was scared to touch the fish because it was slimy.

    But I ate that m fucker afterwords. Never earned it....

    Then I was a vegetarian for 3 years.

    I've had a bip boppy life of my own making
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    I feel you but then I wonder would I be happier 500-600lbs...? I could enjoy the foods of the world and engorge myself and get fat.

    Then I look in the mirror and I'm like nahh
    I never understood how people can actually view food as anything more than a source of fuel, and if I had the option to operate in a battery or something so I'd never have to eat again, that's not something I'd think twice about.

    On the flip side, being fond of food will aid you greatly when it comes to bulking later. Might not be fun now, but you got the willpower.

    Wish you luck and remember we all got our issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post

    I never understood how people can actually view food as anything more than a source of fuel, and if I had the option to operate in a battery or something so I'd never have to eat again, that's not something I'd think twice about.

    On the flip side, being fond of food will aid you greatly when it comes to bulking later. Might not be fun now, but you got the willpower.

    Wish you luck and remember we all got our issues.
    Thanks doc appreciate it. It's only recently I've enjoyed eating. I love eating plain chicken and rice everyday haha I must be nuts. As songdog said I need to get a tissue for my issue.... because if it was easy everyone would look the way you guys do

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    Would doing 1500 calories of cardio on a 2200 calorie per day diet be stupid?

    Just because I want to ramp the cardio up a little today.

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    Highlight of my day

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Would doing 1500 calories of cardio on a 2200 calorie per day diet be stupid?

    Just because I want to ramp the cardio up a little today.
    Eh, are you gonna lift as well?
    That's quite a deficit.
    You only have 700kcals for daily functions and building/maintaining muscle tissue. I would drown myself in amino acids at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollowedzeus View Post
    Wow I'm struggling today...

    Absolutely starving. I can't wait to start bulking... I will be an absolute god at eating.
    I was just going to say - you should be bulking b/c honestly you don't have enough tissue to cut you'd be too thin... then if you start gaining fat up your cardio... but you sir should be bulking

    Start at 250-500cals over maintenance and check out Marcus' dungeon(Real HIT) it's put slabs of meat on many members and it's a proven method! Tweaks here and there but practice going to failure first and foremost don't waste reps or sets
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