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RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
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6/28/12 2:19 AM
I am stoked that I finally got my Body Beast. I went through some of the videos and it seems that the Beast might just be my main workout from now onwards. Plus, Ive beginning to develop the love for weight training at the gym, now that I do my workout at the birthplace of modern bodybuilding - Gold's Gym in Venice Beach.

A little bit about me:
When I was 20 years old, I was at 105 lbs, 5'9 tall and new that I needed to make a change. I discovered Power 90, then took some PE class in college and incorporating weight lifting into my routine, and finally moving to P90X, which I have done almost non-stop since 2008.

As of today (6/28/12), I am 161 lbs at about 5.8% bodyfat. Funny that 30 days ago, I was about 155 lbs, but gained 5 lbs of hopefully lean mass after doing 4000 cal/day.

For the next 90 days with Body Beast, I plan to get close to 170 lbs - which will be my heaviest weight. But I want to look muscular and ripped, just like Nick, from the Beast:Abs workout.

I'm starting my first round on 7/2/12. Who wants to join me? Even if you decide to start on a later date, you're more than welcome to join this thread for support.

LETS GET ON THE BEAST MODE!!!

- Nick -

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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 2:19 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Will post my stats and Day 1 photo soon
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 5:48 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
What's up Nick?

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on Body Beast. My copy just showed up, but I won't be starting it until after my current P90X/Insanity hybrid is over which will be late August.

Peeps out there, Nick knows his stuff...if you follow his advice he'll surely get you where you want to be.

--Nate
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 6:53 AM as a reply to coachnatep.
I'm with ya Nick. I start on July 11th though as I'll be on vacation in sunny (I hope Debby is gone), Florida. I'm debating bringing the Beast with me so I may be able to start with you on schedule. I have to admit...I'm really nervous about eating that much...especially carbs. I am usually a low carber as that seems to work best for me. Any how Gotta eat big to get big...look forward to getting HUGE with you.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 7:26 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Hey Nick!

I will not be starting until August 1st, but definitely looking forward to seeing how your first month goes and learning from your experiences! This program simply looks awesome.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 8:46 AM as a reply to irvinfitness.
irvinfitness:
Hey Nick!

I will not be starting until August 1st, but definitely looking forward to seeing how your first month goes and learning from your experiences! This program simply looks awesome.


Awesome. So you'll be doing the Superheroes Halloween Challenge. By then, Im sure I know few tricks here and htere ;)
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 8:53 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Hey Nick - Can you give any advice/suggestions on getting in all of the calories needed every day? Probably a lot of people will be concerned about meeting all of the calorie requirements. I know if I don't I am not going to put on the mass. But I can't afford a $300 grocery trip every week.

I see you were just doing 4000 cals a day. Wow that is a lot. Will you be increasing that even more for Body Beast?

I am taking creatine and whey protein, but can't do the suggested beach body supplements now.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 9:15 AM as a reply to jdnatl.
jdnatl:
Hey Nick - Can you give any advice/suggestions on getting in all of the calories needed every day? Probably a lot of people will be concerned about meeting all of the calorie requirements. I know if I don't I am not going to put on the mass. But I can't afford a $300 grocery trip every week.

I see you were just doing 4000 cals a day. Wow that is a lot. Will you be increasing that even more for Body Beast?

I am taking creatine and whey protein, but can't do the suggested beach body supplements now.


$300/week on groceries? On what? I spent only $50-70/week on food, including eating out. That's less than $300/month.

Im late for dentist appointment. Will get back to you in a couple of hours
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 11:56 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Joined and ready to hit the workout as hard as I can. So can I join your 7/9 challenge?
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 12:43 PM as a reply to DanielPerez.
Ok, boards seem to have been malfunctioning earlier. I deleted all my attempts to post here. It's seem good now.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 4:47 PM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
I'm with you Nick! Can't wait to see what this program can do for us!

Time to Beast Up!
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/28/12 9:50 PM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Hey I'm Nick too! Crazy, anyway I was just going to message you and ask if you got this program (nick has helped me train with p90x for building muscle) this is definitely the most excited I have been about a beachbody program. Can't wait to start and see results, I'm not even sure if I can wait until monday I might just start this up tomorrow! I only have about 60 days until I go to college so I want to get theroutines down and start packing on muscle as soon as I can. I'm with you guys all the way and I'll be sure to post my before pics when I start.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/29/12 3:10 AM as a reply to nbielawa.
HOLY CAT! I just did my 1st test workout with Beast on Build: back/Bi. Such an intense workout that I felt that im growing burly chest hairs. lol.

I did a bit of modification since Im doing Beast at the gym. For the deadlift, I used the barbell and do the old school deadlift vs dumbbells. And as for the Airplane Back extension (the last routine for core routine), I mimic the routine on a back extension bench, so that I can get the most out of it. And for rear fly, I did use the reverse fly machine, which I think hits my trap and rear delt better.

So y'all who are doing Beast - what kind of version are you doing?
- HUGE BEAST or
- LEAN BEAST?

The schedule are almost the same but just a tiny bit different.

Dont forget to take your before pics along with your stats and measurement. This is very IMPORTANT!

I took pictures already but will take my measurements tmr. Will definitely post it here.

bielawa Im there with you bud. It doesnt hurt to start as a pre-training week, but wouldnt it be better to start on Monday so that your week is more organized? Just my 2 cents. Btw, thanks for the vote of confidence emoticon

hart316 Hey there, thanks for joining us. When do you plan to start?

coachladdyboy Thanks for fixing the bug. I really appreciate that and making this thread looks less like a spammy board emoticon

DanielPerez Yes u can join on the 7/9. We will be just doing it here, keeping the accountability on this message board vs FB. I like the FB idea, but I have always have the soft spot for TBB message board. So lets keep the msg board alive vs FB, which is becoming more and more of time vampire. Plus, with this board, the knowledge is open and can be shared with everyone.

jdnatl Have you read the Nutrition Guide? Sagi wrote pretty good advice about bodybuilding diet on a budget. I know a lot of lifters buy groceries in bulk and cook everything in advance over the weekend and just store everything in the fridge. When ready, all you need is to pre-heat the food in the oven - save time.

Im not sure where you're located, but for me, being in Santa Monica, Im lucky enough that we have Trader Joes or Fresh n Easy. They have great frozen section that has fresh prepared frozen food, like marinated chicken or salmon that I just need to thaw and put in the oven. The price is affordable as well. So for that, I only spend on average $50 on groceries PER week, while I have $20-30 food budget for eating out.

Actually about 2 months ago, I was spending about $1500/month on food since I ate out all the time in a nice place. But enough is enough - it is not wise to flush down money when I'm a single man. So with $300 per month for food budget, i think that is great, and I can save the rest of the money on savings account. Thats the secret of being wealthy emoticon

coachnatep Dude, thanks for the vote of confidence emoticon

irvinfitness When are u planning to start? This coming Monday?
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/29/12 3:15 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Okay.... just to give u an idea about my diet from now onwards. I will be eating 3700-4000 cal/day since Ive been experimenting with my diet the past month and I feel good at this range, without being lethargic or overtraining. I do not feel bloated at all, and in fact, my abs looks better now vs when I was eating 2500 cal!

Overtraining or lack in food intake actually can cause your body to store more bodyfat. Just saying.

For the rest of you, Id recommend calculate your requirement intake - the formula is in the Nutrition Guide PAGE 46. Make sure u do it. Dont be cocky and eat 5000 cal and ended up looking beefy and not BEASTLY ;)

Anyway, here's a sample of my diet.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/29/12 5:28 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Nick,

Thanks for sharing a sample of your diet plan. Can you add me to your MFP friend list to get some ideas for meals? User id?

The portion plan always throws me off, as for P90X, I tried to focus on hitting my target macronutrient percentages. Just curious on your thoughts and approach!

It will be soon time to Beast Up! Haven't done a test workout yet, in fear of being sore when the actually time comes to beast up.

Also, I hope we can share some meal tips, ideas to help us beast up and stay on track!


Thanks
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/29/12 6:59 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
scrawny2brawnyX:
HOLY CAT! I just did my 1st test workout with Beast on Build: back/Bi. Such an intense workout that I felt that im growing burly chest hairs. lol.

I did a bit of modification since Im doing Beast at the gym. For the deadlift, I used the barbell and do the old school deadlift vs dumbbells. And as for the Airplane Back extension (the last routine for core routine), I mimic the routine on a back extension bench, so that I can get the most out of it. And for rear fly, I did use the reverse fly machine, which I think hits my trap and rear delt better.

So y'all who are doing Beast - what kind of version are you doing?
- HUGE BEAST or
- LEAN BEAST?

The schedule are almost the same but just a tiny bit different.

Dont forget to take your before pics along with your stats and measurement. This is very IMPORTANT!

I took pictures already but will take my measurements tmr. Will definitely post it here.



jdnatl Have you read the Nutrition Guide? Sagi wrote pretty good advice about bodybuilding diet on a budget. I know a lot of lifters buy groceries in bulk and cook everything in advance over the weekend and just store everything in the fridge. When ready, all you need is to pre-heat the food in the oven - save time.

Im not sure where you're located, but for me, being in Santa Monica, Im lucky enough that we have Trader Joes or Fresh n Easy. They have great frozen section that has fresh prepared frozen food, like marinated chicken or salmon that I just need to thaw and put in the oven. The price is affordable as well. So for that, I only spend on average $50 on groceries PER week, while I have $20-30 food budget for eating out.

Actually about 2 months ago, I was spending about $1500/month on food since I ate out all the time in a nice place. But enough is enough - it is not wise to flush down money when I'm a single man. So with $300 per month for food budget, i think that is great, and I can save the rest of the money on savings account. Thats the secret of being wealthy emoticon


I'm in Atlanta and actually have a Trader Joes right down the street. I will definetly check it out this weekend when I'm stocking up on food. Thanks for the food tips.


I did a trial workout on Shoulders yesterday. Wow they were on fire! I'm a little sore today. I had to keep lowering the weights due to so many reps and sets back to back.
I see where writing everything down like Sagi keeps saying is going to be crucial.

I am going to try and do Legs this afternoon. This is the workout I have the most trouble with. I have long legs and I always feel like I am losing my balance on squats and lunges. HaHa
JD
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
7/10/12 3:55 PM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Sounds good Nick I will keep active on this thread and keeping posting progress. As for me I'm doing the HUGE BEAST version of it along with the diet plan and supplements. I will be getting a bench this weekend from a place in Huntington Beach where they sell used gym equipment for good prices. They have everything and in good condition.

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I will try the test workout as well on Saturday to try it out!
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/29/12 4:54 PM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
scrawny2brawnyX:


So y'all who are doing Beast - what kind of version are you doing?
- HUGE BEAST or
- LEAN BEAST?



Huge Beast for me. I go to a BootCamp 2 days a week so I get plenty of cardio there. I will actually be skipping the Yoga unless it's a lot less boring than the P90X version. I can't wait to see Sagi doing Yoga. LOL

Thanks for sharing a food log Nick. This is going to be my biggest problem...getting all my calories in without adding to many carbs. I'm not a fan of carbs. I usually eat mine right after my workout and then not many more all day long except for 1-2 fruits from berry family and of course lots of veggies.
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/30/12 7:34 AM as a reply to scrawny2brawnyX.
Will be doing Huge beast starting 7/2/12... I'm ready! I anticipate 3400 calories, but will do measurements and calculations tonight. My only issue will be eating that many calories and not drinking too many shakes, as I'd rather eat whole foods. Although I don't think I can take a full size fridge to work with me LOL!

I'm pumped to start up guys!
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RE: RippedLikeNick with Body Beast
6/30/12 12:08 PM as a reply to hart316.
Hey gang

I am doing Lean Beast and have been working with MFP to workout a baseline diet to follow. I find that my carbs are way over (based on the 25-25 50) and my protein is under. I have about another 500 calories to add and am looking for something that would be very high in protein but light on carbs. Any suggestions? My breakfast is mostly beachbody products and is 92 carbs so I really dont have much of a way to cut out many carbs. Lunch and Dinner are pretty good. Anyone have any ideas?


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