Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Like A Boss (ft. Seth Rogen) - Uncensored Version

Love this shit. Will update transformation blog next week with pictures, been making good progress.
Have a good weekend brahs. As always thanks for your support!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Transform 2011- End of Week 3 Pics

Been busy as hell all week. Really no time to update so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Down two pounds to 168.

So all together my weight as went from 174 to 168 in 3 weeks. Would like to get to 165 then clean bulk up from there. What you think brahs? 165, or should I go leaner before clean bulking? Any advice or tips would be appreciated. As always thanks for your support!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pretty good start to the WEEKEND!

After work I got some lifting in, and one of the gym workers came in. I've yet to pay my dues because for some reason they don't take credit or debit, nor is anyone EVER there to pay. So I took the opportunity to pay my gym dues. Found out the guy who was working there was a guy I went to elementary school with who had moved away at some point and never came back. As I was paying my dues he said "this will be for the month of march right"...I corrected him and said "nah, man I haven't paid the first cent"....and he said "well if you pay now you have til the end of march, so you are caught up til then"...but he said it with a wink.  Cool of him, basically giving me a whole month free. He wrote me a receipt and when I got home for whatever reason I looked at the yearbook to spot this guy. Sure enough he actually wrote in my yearbook, and wouldn't you know it he writes exactly the same. Just a weird observation, but does our handwriting really not change from the time we are kids?

I did back and biceps tonight and I have like a machine. I order some protein and got a free sample of Superpump Max. Tried it tonight, and it's legit brahs. Not big on prework drinks, but I may have to invest in some of that. I had a crazy good pump going, and was bouncing off the walls. I probably won't sleep tonight sadly. Though really looking forward to the end of week 3 pictures. I feel like I'm really starting to get back into the groove of things. Maybe that's just the SPMax talking, I don't know?

Picked up my little girl after the gym, and she's already asleep so I figured I'd take this chance to update. So thanks for reading, have a great weekend, and as always thanks for your support.

Barry Bonds- 6 of 11 Charges dropped- REDEMPTION???

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday cut the number of felony charges Barry Bonds faces from 11 to five.

Major League Baseball's home run leader still faces the same punishment he always has, but the paring of the charges still underscored the troubles prosecutors have encountered since indicting him for the first time in 2007 for allegedly lying to a grand jury about his steroid use. Bonds has pleaded not guilty.

The indictment unsealed Thursday was the fourth version of the charges against Bonds. The document reflects the hit the government's case took when the slugger's personal trainer made clear his willingness to go to jail on contempt of court charges instead of testifying against his former client.

The trainer, Greg Anderson, has already served more than a year in prison for refusing to testify before the grand jury investigating Bonds. Anderson, who prosecutors allege supplied Bonds with steroids, is scheduled to appear in court before Bonds' March 21 trial to formally tell the judge of his plans for the trial. Anderson's attorney, Mark Geragos, said Anderson will reiterate his refusal to take the witness stand. It's likely that Anderson will be jailed for the duration of the trial, which is expected to last up to a month.

Prosecutors on Thursday removed from the indictment perjury charges that relied on dates found on so-called doping calendars found in Anderson's apartment that prosecutors allege show Bonds' drug regimen. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled those documents inadmissible at trial because of Anderson's refusal to authenticate them on the witness stand.

In the new indictment, they reduced from nine to three the number of charges alleging Bonds lied under oath when he testified that he never knowingly took performance-enhancing drugs.

He is still charged with making false statements for telling the grand jury that no one other than his doctor ever stuck a needle in his body and a catch-all charge that he obstructed the grand jury's investigation into sports doping with his allegedly misleading testimony.

Each count carries a potential sentence of 10 years in prison. However, federal sentencing guidelines for a first offense on these charges generally call for a total sentence of 15 to 21 months.

A hearing is scheduled for Friday on whether the jury should hear a secret tape recording made between Bonds' former business partner Steve Hoskins and Anderson allegedly discussing Bonds' steroid use. The judge has excused Bonds from attending the hearing.

A ruling for Bonds would be another blow to the prosecution.

In March 2003, Hoskins and Anderson stood in front of Bonds' locker in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse and appeared to discuss steroids and needles.

Hoskins secretly recorded the conversation with Anderson and later turned it over to federal investigators.

Prosecutors want the jury to hear the tape to bolster their case against Bonds.

Prosecutors allege that Anderson can be heard in the recording boasting about supplying Bonds with a new steroid designed to evade urine tests. The prosecutors plan to show the jury the results of a urine test collected from Bonds in 2003 as part of Major League Baseball's inaugural testing program that included all players.

Bonds' test initially came back negative. But prosecutors went back and tested it after famed anti-doping chemist Don Catlin developed a test for the designer steroid THG, which allegedly showed up in Bonds' urine. They say the Hoskins recording shows Anderson discussing Bonds using THG.

"But the whole thing is everything I've been doing at this point, it's all undetectable," Anderson is recorded as telling Hoskins as the Giants' Benito Santiago walks by and the two lower their voices, according to prosecutors. "See, the stuff that I have, we created it. And you can't buy it anywhere. You can't get it anywhere else. But you can take it the day of and pee. And it comes up with nothing."

That Anderson spoke in low tones in a private setting hardly establishes a knowledge of illegality, particularly since, as the recording makes clear, the conversation as a whole turned at many points to "patently innocuous events," Bonds' attorney wrote in a Feb. 4 court filing. "The statements themselves, moreover, are difficult to discern. And they are far more ambiguous than those considered trustworthy in the cases cited by the government."

Hoskins told federal investigators that he made the recording to convince Bonds' father, former major league player Bobby Bonds, that his son was using PEDs.

According to prosecutors, Bonds' father "did not that believe that his son was using steroids" so Hoskins decided to offer him recorded proof. Hoskins turned over the recording to prosecutors after they began investigating Bonds for allegedly lying to the grand jury in December 2003.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


I've always been one of Barry's biggest supporters, and always defended him. In a country where you are now guilty until proven innocent, this is a win for Barry Bonds. One of the greatest players of all time, no doubt.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tranform 2011- End of Week 2 Pictures

I've been pretty consistent with lifting and eating clean. I've only did cardio twice in the 2 weeks, will step it up a notch in the coming weeks. Though I've been able to burn fat with just the lifting, easy to do when you've not lifted in 7 months. Kinda like "newb" gains.

My normal routine after this first 4 week period of reintroducing my body to the stress of lifting will look like this.

Day 1- Chest, Shoulders, Tris
Day 2- Legs, and Abs
Day 3-Cardio(running, stretching, maybe some p90x)
Day 4- Back, and Bi's
Day 5- Deadlifts and Abs

This may change throughout the 12 week period, as I like to keep things fresh.

Weighed in this morning right at 170. I think from the pictures my muscles definitely look a little fuller, and I am starting to get some strength back on my lifts. So here are the "end of week 2" pictures.

End of second week.
End of first week.

At 170 I'd estimate my body fat percentage to be around 12 percent, though if you want to take a guess feel free to comment. If I'm right that means I'm roughly 150 pounds of lean body mass, 20 pounds of fat.

End of 12 week goals are to be somewhere between 170 and 175 pounds at 6 to 8 percent body fat. Basically gaining 10 pounds of muscle and losing 5 to 10 pounds of fat.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend was GREAT

Saturday went to the chiropractor, got adjusted and felt awesome all day long. No pain in my back, neck or shoulders. Chased my 2 year old around all day, and woke up the next day soooore from the adjusting.

Weekend Morning Workout

Woke up early and went and busted ass in the gym for 2 hours. I did a total body workout, mostly for the calorie burn as I did it on an empty stomach. So I was weak as fuck, and then quickly went to the Arbys right beside the gym for 10 oz of roast beef. I probably looked like a crazed animal eating that stuff. Just played with and watched movies with my daughter the rest of the day up until the SuperBowl. Luckily my kid fell asleep for the first half of the SuperBowl or I would have been watching "Monsters vs Aliens" or playing with dinosaurs or something. Life changes big time when you have a kid, you go from jerking off to internet porn throughout your 20' fantasizing over The Little Mermaid when you go to bed at night. What can I say, Ariel is hot.

Anyways the napping of the kid wasn't a great idea- she stayed up laaate. Woke up this morning exhausted but my abs are starting to show. I'd say I'm right at 12 percent BF at 170lbs. My initial goals seem so far away but I'm pretty happy with the fast progress I've had, but I still feel very weak in the gym. Got my daughter up, took her to her mommy's and rushed off to work which has been SHIT all day.

Anyways, looking forward to the "End of Week 2 Pics" and I feel like this blog is really helping to keep me motivated. Long recovery and long road ahead to get to where I'd like to be. Of course fitness is a journey not a destination. I hope I never sway off course again.

As always thanks for your support.

Runaway by Kayne West

Let's have a toast for the doucebags!

I would recommend watching the entire short film "Runaway"....Kaynes top of his game right now, forget about what all the haters say.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Let's get this weekend STARTED!

Another hour of work and the weekend officially begins! Can't wait to see my 2 year old daughter, unfortunately I only get her on weekends for now. Long story, but very interesting if not heartbreaking story that I will probably blog about someday. Though it's also an eye opener for young men, you can learn from my mistakes!

Going to try to get some running in this weekend but I also have a chiropractors appointment in the morning, thankfully he's open on Saturdays now and I don't have to miss any work to get "adjusted" which is an amazing feeling if anyone was curious about the chiropractor! Kinda scary at first, the popping and cracking of your spinal column but it's almost like instant relief of your pain. Anyone else had any experience with this?

I woke up this morning and looked as ripped as I have in months so I'm hoping the Week 2 Transformation pictures show that. Anyways though thanks for all of your support, and I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tranformation Update Pics- End of first week

Did chest at the gym last night, still feeling very weak but I've noticed my muscles are looking a lot fuller as you will see from the pictures. Diet has not been as clean as I'd like- but I've been a lot more hungry since I've started lifting weights. Muscles are basically saying "feeeeed me"......I'm down 2 pounds from last week. Weight is 172. Unfortunately I took this with my cell phone so the quality isn't quite as good.

End of first week. 2-2-11

Please comment and as always thank you for your support. I hope to keep this running for 12 weeks, so please continue your comments, support and any advice you would like to share. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Busy busy day-Update

Had an extremely busy day today with our client coming for a visit, so sorry for the lack of updates. Keeping this one short and sweet, I was able to lift this evening. Did back and bi's and felt pretty good. Lower back is still a bit sore, and shoulders still tight but I think it will continue to improve. Have a visit with the chiropractor on Saturday morning. Will more than likely take progress pics tomorrow and have them updated on Thursday. So look out for that update.

As always thanks for following, and thanks for your support.