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Off Season Regime and HiGH POWER test by Niall Kinsella Part 2

Its been 2 weeks now since I started taking iPro-Maxim HiGH Power. I’ve got to say training is going really well. I’m 12 weeks into my bulking phase since the NABBA Worlds in June (I took 2 weeks rest right after the competition to give my body a rest) Three competitions in 7 months certainly takes it toll. Especially at my age. I’m 41 now but I still try and train like I’m in my early 20’s. Suppose we all hate growing old! I’d like to point out that I’ve been including iPro-Max High Strength Joint Complex in my diet for the last 4 weeks. This contains glucosamine sulphate which is effective at combating inflammation in the body’s joints. As we get older the body’s need for glucosamine increases. The body uses glucosamine to make another substance in the body for helping it manufacture new connective tissue. All the years of heavy lifting has caused havoc on my joints. Taking Joint Complex has definitely relieved my joints. Didn’t notice it straight away mind you, only noticed it working in the last week.

As I said training has been going really well. My strength has increased in most of my lifts since on HiGH Power. I generally tend not to weigh myself too often and just go by what I see in the mirror. Thats bodybuilding after all. Its not about how heavy you are but how proportioned and balanced the body is. But since I’m doing a test on HiGH Power, strength and weight increases are important. I have gained 0.9kg in weight. My weight now stands at 114.7kg. I weigh myself first thing in the morning before breakfast as I did 2 weeks ago. That to me is a good result so hopefully another increase in 2 weeks time. I’ve noticed that I didn’t put my previous weights lifted on my last blog so I’m going to put my current maximum lifts down so you can compare with on the next blog. I can tell you that my bench has increased by 10kg, My squat has increased by 20kg and my shoulder barbell press has increased by 10kg. Didn’t noticed any increase in the likes of dumbell pressing and curls or bent over rows. I’m fairly strong in my back movements and feel already I’m at my maximum poundages here. But I wont speak too soon.

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My energy levels are pretty good anyway. I haven’t notice any increase in energy which I wasn’t expecting. My workouts normally last about 50 minutes to 90 minutes depending on what body parts I’m training. I tend to train intense and get a great pump. I’m definitely more vascular in my arms and across my shoulders in the last week. This could be an indication that my bodyfat levels are dropping. My body measurements are unchanged. Again I knew this would be too early to notice a change increase with the tape. So thats it for part 2. Hopefully in another 2 weeks I should notice another increase in weight and strength and lower bodyfat levels. We will see what happens…..

Training Program

Monday

Back

Lat Pulldowns 4 x 12

T-Bar Rows 4 x 8 (130kgs)

Bent Over Rows 4 x 8 (160kgs)

Close Grip Pulldowns 4 x 12

Seated Close Grip Rows 4 x 12

Tuesday

Quads

Leg Extensions 4 x 15

Front Squats 4 x 8 – 10 (140kgs)

Leg Press 4 x 20, 30, 40, 50 (420kgs)

Hack Squats 4 x 10 (140kgs)

Calves

Seated Calf Raises 4 x 20 (65kgs)

Standing Calf Raises 4 x 12 (120kgs)

Wednesday

Hamstrings

Lying Leg Curls 4 x 15

Standing Leg Curls 4 x 12

Stiff Legged Deadlifts 4 x 10 (120kgs)

Lunges 4 x 20 (20kg dumbells)

Thursday

Shoulders

Front Shoulder Press 4 x 8 (130kgs) +10kgs

Dumbell Shoulder Press 4 x 8 (55kgs dumbells)

Front Barbell Raises 4 x 12-15 (20kgs)

Cable Flyes 4 x 12 – 15

Calves

Seated Calf Raises 4 x 20 (65kgs)

Standing Calf Raises 4 x 12 (120kgs)

Friday

Quads

Leg Extensions 4 x 15

Front Hack Squat 6 x 8-10 (200kgs)

Leg Press 5 x 10 (420kgs)

Squats 4 x 20 (170kgs) +10kgs

Saturday

Chest

Bench Press 4 x 8 (140kgs) +10kgs

Dumbell Press 4 x 12, 12, 10, 8 (55kgs)

Incline Machine Press 4 x 8 (120kgs)

Cable Flyes 4 x 15

Biceps

Dumbell Curls 4 x 8 (27..5kgs)

Z-Bar Curls 4 x 8 (60kgs)

Preacher Curls 3 x 10 (20kgs dumbells)

Concentration Curls 3 x 12 25kgs dumbells)

Sunday

Triceps

Cable Rope Push Downs 4 x 15

Close Grip Bench 4 x 8 (130kgs)

French Press 4 x 8 – 10 (65kgs)

Push Downs 4 x 12

Calves

Seated Calf Raises 4 x 20 (65kgs)

Standing Calf Raises 4 x 12 (120kgs)

Leg Press Calf Raises 4 x 15-20 (160kgs)

Statistics

Arms 19.5

Legs 27.5

Calves 17.5

Weight 114.7kgs

My full weekly diet and supplement list is on my HiGH Power Test Part 1

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