June 19th, 2008
by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Muscle Building Nutrition · Muscle Building Workouts
The second week of the Muscle Explosion program is a true testament at how our body can adapt to extreme situations. As the creator of the Muscle Explosion program Nick Nilsson says, “Your body is going into emergency mode. It’s digging deep into the reserves. What I’ve been doing during this 5 day structural attack, is controlled over training.
The Muscle Explosion program is designed so that your body has no choice but to get stronger and gain more muscle. It’s pretty wild, and when you see how the entire program is laid out, you really start to get the picture of power behind the program.
Increased Strength Once Again
For the forth day in a row I was able to increase my strength on the deadlift. Today it was only by 10 pounds, but still incredible that after training with that exercise hard for 4 days straight, I’ve become stronger.
I was able to last for about 5 minutes with that weight and then I had to drop it 20 pounds. Then another 20 pounds. And then another 20 pounds. I was spent at the end of the workout.
Once again, the duration increased by another 5 minutes for a total of 35 minutes of deadlifts. My shirt looked like I had just walked in from a rain storm.
Today, I’ve got a new muscle soreness… My deltoids. I was starting to get a bit sore there yesterday, but today I’m really noticing it. When you are holding heavy weight for that kind of duration I guess it’s to be expected.
This just goes to show how great of an exercise that deadlifts are. I have felt soreness in my thighs, hamstrings, calves, mid back, deltoids, forearms and my abs. No wonder Nick recommends using this exercise for the structural attack, and why he’s experienced gains all over as a result.
Honestly, looking in the mirror the past few days my pecs are looking bigger. And I haven’t even worked my chest in a week.
Muscle Explosion Day 11 Nutrition
Here’s what I ate today…
Meal 1: 3 whole eggs with salsa, 2/3 cup oatmeal with mixed berries, Prograde VGF+25 multi-vitamin, Prograde EFA-Icon, 5 grams creatine, 5 grams glutamine
Meal 2: 1 can of flaked white tuna, 1 tbsp mayo, 1 medium sweet potato
Meal 3: 9 inch chicken sub
Pre-Workout Meal: Prograde Craver (peanut butter), 5 grams creatine
Post-Workout Meal: 5 grams creatine, 10 grams glutamine, Prograde Workout Recovery Shake with 2 extra scoops of protein, whole wheat pasta with ground beef and yellow pepper in the sauce.
Meal 6: more spaghetti and meat sauce, bowl of popcorn, 5 grams creatine
Just one more day of deadlifts to go on this structural attack. I wonder what I’m going to feel like tomorrow?
I’ve got to admit, it’s way more fun eating on a bodybuilding program than it is on a fat loss program I’ve got no cravings at all. I’m so satisfied all the time that I don’t even think about junk food. It only seems to be when you deprive yourself of food that you begin to get those cravings.
Time to soak in the jacuzzi and prepare for 40 minutes of deadlifts tomorrow. I still can’t believe it. Part of me feels like cursing Nick because of the torture he’s putting me through. But I’ve got to thank him because I’ve never trained with as much focus and intensity as I have been on the Muscle Explosion program. He’s forced me to step far outside of my comfort zone.
You owe it to yourself to at least check out the Muscle Explosion program by visiting…
Catch ya tomorrow.
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- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 2
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 3
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 4
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 5
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 6
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 7
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 8
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 9
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 10
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 11
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 12
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 13 - Overtraining Interview
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 14
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 15
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 16
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 17
- Muscle Explosion Challenge Day 22
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