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NickW
08-16-2010, 07:36 AM
I am going to do this program for 6wks, and will be using the 4x/wk protocol. I had been more focused on losing weight, but got down lower than I had planned on due to the heat and humidity killing my appetite. I will be using this program and some AtLarge supplements (Opticen, Results, ETS) to get my weight back up. I will post up tonights workout after I get home from work.

Right now my weight is 290lbs. During this training cycle, the only supplements I will be using are Opticen, ETS, and Results.

Here are my before pictures (not the greatest pics, had to take them myself with a self-timer on my camera, lol) I will post a pic of my legs later once I get one.

Off Road
08-16-2010, 08:07 AM
You are a BEAST!

I'm going to move this to the journal's section. Good luck with the program.

Kiff
08-16-2010, 09:54 AM
You are a BEAST!

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Bump that :evillaugh:

NickW
08-16-2010, 07:33 PM
*Just listing my working sets (6, 2,2,2)*

Assisted pullups (first time I have been able to do them since tearing my bicep)
28lbs assistance

Hammer strength close grip low row
225lbs per side (could do more weight, but did slow controlled reps)

Bench
465lbs

Shoulder press
350lbs

close grip bench
425lbs

great workout, really loving this setup! Its a real change from my previous workout routine, feels great to be using heavier poundages again.

Off Road
08-17-2010, 08:28 AM
Heavy stuff.

Kiff
08-17-2010, 09:04 AM
Nice one, take it the bicep held up to the rows?

NickW
08-17-2010, 06:56 PM
Yeah, bicep is fine for the most part. My shoulder hurts, where the tendons (bicep and pec minor) are all balled up, more than my bicep.

NickW
08-18-2010, 07:40 PM
Just listing working sets

squats
600

deads
600

calf raises
400

drag curls
135

weighted rope crunches
120

First heavy bicep and ab workout I have done in a LONG time, lol. I know I am going to be sore as hell tomorrow!

Joe Black
08-20-2010, 04:03 AM
Hey Nick, looking forward to seeing how you get on with HCT-12!

NickW
08-20-2010, 07:05 AM
So far I am really liking it, its a good change from just about anything I have done before. It leaves me pretty damn sore, lol.

NickW
08-21-2010, 08:26 PM
Last nights workout::
just working sets (6,2,2,2)

pullups
no assistance, lol, just barely got 6

hammer strength low row
225lbs/side

incline bench
425

shoulder press
365

close grip bench
425


this mornings workout:

squat
605

deadlift
615

calf raises
420

preacher curls (db)
50

weighted crunches
120

very sore from these workouts, but feel I am recovering well thanks to opticen, results, and ets! I have put on 5lbs this week, and strength is going up, so I am very happy.

Kiff
08-22-2010, 01:51 AM
Last nights workout::
just working sets (6,2,2,2)

pullups
no assistance, lol, just barely got 6
.

Downside of weighing as much as a small car then?

Good work mate massive numbers

NickW
08-22-2010, 06:50 AM
Downside of weighing as much as a small car then?

Good work mate massive numbers

actually when I was 365 (before I tore my bicep) I could do 14. This is only the 2nd week I have been able to do any without pain since I tore my bicep.

Kiff
08-22-2010, 07:11 AM
actually when I was 365 (before I tore my bicep) I could do 14. This is only the 2nd week I have been able to do any without pain since I tore my bicep.


It is good your not getting anymore pain mate, how long have you been injured for?

NickW
08-22-2010, 09:56 AM
It is good your not getting anymore pain mate, how long have you been injured for?

tore my bicep, pec minor, and part of my pec in 08. Went back to lifting a lot earlier than I should have, and because of this have had issues with the injuries on and off ever since.

chris mason
08-23-2010, 07:08 PM
For those of you who don't know who Nick is, he is one of the strongest men in the world. Nick has raw benched well over 600 lbs and deadlifted 850 lbs +.

If HCT-12 works for Nick, it is truly an amazing program due to his pre-existing levels of strength and development.

Off Road
08-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Nick is, he is one of the strongest men in the world..
High praise indeed coming from Chris. I could tell he was strong just by looking at him.
Can't wait to see how HCT-12 goes for you big guy.

NickW
08-24-2010, 07:40 PM
last nights workout::
just working sets (6,2,2,2)

pullups
no assistance, lol, just barely got 6

hammer strength low row
225lbs/side

incline bench
445

shoulder press
365

close grip bench
485


this mornings workout:

squat
605

deadlift
645

calf raises
440

preacher curls (db)
55

weighted crunches
120

Daniel Roberts
08-25-2010, 08:35 AM
You don't see those numbers performed very often; very impressive stuff. Glad you liked the program enough to give it a shot. Any questions give me a shout (that goes for anyone else too).

NickW
08-25-2010, 07:57 PM
You don't see those numbers performed very often; very impressive stuff. Glad you liked the program enough to give it a shot. Any questions give me a shout (that goes for anyone else too).

Will do! My back and legs are sore as hell, and I gotta train back again tomorrow, lol.

NickW
08-27-2010, 10:41 AM
8/26/10
just working sets (6,2,2,2)

pullups
bodyweight.....still getting used to these

hammer strength low row
245lbs/side

incline bench
455

shoulder press
370

close grip bench
490

Kiff
08-27-2010, 11:49 AM
All looking good mate, just a quick question, what are you using for you Shoulder Pressing?

NickW
08-27-2010, 07:35 PM
seated barbell shoulder press off of pins in the squat rack.

NickW
08-28-2010, 09:49 PM
this mornings workout:

squat (close stance, high bar)
555

deadlift
645

calf raises
440

preacher curls (db)
55

weighted crunches
120

weight is up to 302 now, not bad!

chris mason
08-30-2010, 09:32 PM
Good stuff Nick!

NickW
08-31-2010, 07:23 AM
just working sets (6,2,2,2)

pullups
bodyweight.....still..... not improving as fast as I would like

hammer strength low row
255lbs/side

incline bench
465

shoulder press
370

close grip bench
495

My allergies are really taking it out of me, my endurance was just crap last night. My shoulders, chest, and tris are sore as hell already though.

NickW
09-02-2010, 07:32 PM
last nights workout
squats (close stance, high bar)
560

deads
635

calf raises
425

drag curls
145

weighted rope crunches
120- kept getting cramps in my abdomen so I stopped at this weight.


Took today off, feeling dehydrated and drained from my allergy medication. Will lift tomorrow and sat.

I will work on getting vids and some pics up in the next couple weeks. Been having issues with my camera, so I went out a got a new one today.

Daniel Roberts
09-03-2010, 02:40 AM
I will work on getting vids and some pics up in the next couple weeks.

I look forward to that!

And allergy meds are just plain ****ty, when you really suffer from an allergy - can't say I ever found one that worked to combat my hay fever, or at least one that didn't knock me out in the process. Good luck.

NickW
09-03-2010, 07:29 PM
just working sets (6,2,2,2)

pullups
just bodyweight

hammer strength low row
275lbs/side

incline bench
465

shoulder press
365

close grip bench
485

still sore from last workout, plus I was having breathing issues due to allergies. I can't wait to get some allegra from my dad tomorrow, it seems to be the only thing that works well and doesn't make me tired or dried out (pseudofed).

Off Road
09-03-2010, 08:08 PM
Amazing pressing strength.

NickW
09-05-2010, 08:07 AM
squats (close stance, high bar)
560

deads
635

calf raises
425

drag curls
145

weighted rope crunches
120

still sore, so I kept weights the same from my last workout. I got some allegra after I finished training and drove to my parents house, felt much better afterwards. Its nice to be able to breathe!!!

NickW
09-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Hammer strength pulldowns
185/side

hammer strength low row
265lbs/side

incline bench
475

shoulder press
380

close grip bench
495

Shoulder was hurting today, hurt a lot when I tried doing pullups so I switched to hammer strength pulldowns. The ETS definitely helps with the soreness, but today it was pretty bad.

LibertyDante
09-08-2010, 06:24 AM
Nice Work Nick!!! Very strong lifts!!

NickW
09-09-2010, 07:17 PM
Last nights workout

squats (close stance, high bar)
565

deads
655

calf raises
425

drag curls
155

weighted rope crunches
130

Shoulders were still sore, which made squats a bit of a challenge, but all in all everything went really well.

chris mason
09-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Nick, do you have access to a safety squat bar? If not, consider getting one with extenders for the handles. It is a Godsend for anyone with bum shoulders.

xtian
09-13-2010, 08:54 PM
omg good work!

NickW
09-14-2010, 09:27 AM
Nick, do you have access to a safety squat bar? If not, consider getting one with extenders for the handles. It is a Godsend for anyone with bum shoulders.

No I don't, will look into getting one, but will probly be a while before I can.

Kong
09-14-2010, 09:27 AM
Animal! You liking HCT-12 so far?

NickW
09-14-2010, 09:32 AM
9/10/10
Hammer strength pulldowns
195/side

hammer strength low row
275lbs/side

incline bench
475

shoulder press
385

close grip bench
495

Shoulders stillbothering me, but not as bad as before. ETS really helps with the joint soreness, shoulder issues are due to scar tissue and torn tendons from bicep/pec minor injury.

9/11/10
squats (close stance, high bar)
565

deads
655 - think I might have tweaked something in my right hamstring, was sore as hell afterwards...still kinda tender

calf raises
445

drag curls
165

weighted rope crunches
140

legs were still tight from last leg workout, especially hammies

NickW
09-14-2010, 09:36 AM
Animal! You liking HCT-12 so far?

loving it! I am up to 307lbs, gaining a ton of strength along with the size I am putting on. This is the first workout program in a long time where my muscles have been this sore after every workout. I plan on taking a wk to de-load after I am finished and then doing it again.

Kong
09-14-2010, 11:52 AM
Awesome...307lbs...Jesus! You compete?

chris mason
09-15-2010, 08:57 PM
Kong, he is one of the strongest men in the world. He is not a bodybuilder per se, but all all around strength athlete.

Joe Black
09-16-2010, 01:14 AM
Hey NIck, do you have any updated pics you can attach here!

By the way, your strength and size is AMAZING!

chris mason
09-21-2010, 10:28 PM
FYI, Nick is off at the Olympia.

Joe Black
11-03-2010, 07:36 AM
Nick sadly passed away yesterday - Nick Winters 1981-2010 (http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?139727-Nick-Winters-1981-2010).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.