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  1. Decided to do some measurements today...last time I did was september so the changes are over a 4 month period.

    Weight: 177 > 189 (+12)
    Bf%: 13 > 18 (+5)
    Chest: 41.15 > 41.5 (+.35)
    Shoulders: 47.25 > 49.25 (+2) Happy about this!
    Waist @ love handles: 34.25 > 36 (+1.75) Not bad...
    Arms: 14.25 > 14.75 (+.5)
    Forearms: 12 > 12.75 (+.75)
    Neck: 12.5 > 15.5 (+3!) Is this normal or did I record it incorrectly the first time?
    Hips @ fattest part of glutes: 38.75 > 40.25 (+1.5) I kinda got a big ass!
    Thighs: 23.15 > 24.5 (+1.35)
    Calves: 16.25 > 16 (-.25) WTF?

    Everything got bigger except for my calves?! Looks like it's time to wage war on them! Overall though I'm happy with the progress. I feel like I'm honed in on my diet and I really like our workout sessions. I think I'm going to keep things the way they are until March before cutting. That gives me a good 3 months to drop BF before the summer.
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  2. The only thing that bothers me is the inaccuracy of using calipers...our whether I'm even using then right. I really wish there was a better way to calculate bf that didn't coat a lot of money. After calculating lean mass gain I was at 154lbs and am now at 155 lbs...only 1 lb in 4 months?! Could use some of that knowledge and motivation this community is so well known for.
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  3. Lol, yeah, I am guessing you had a bigger neck than 12". Mine is 17.5.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Lol, yeah, I am guessing you had a bigger neck than 12". Mine is 17.5.
    I'm pretty sure mine has always been around 15 lol. Which makes sense since the 5 is right below the 2 on my phone, heh.

    So I was thinking that I either didn't measure my bf% correctly the first time out the last time because I don't believe that out of 12lbs gained in 4 months of eating properly, only 1lb is muscle. My scale has a bf measurement that I never rely on but however inaccurate it is, it shows an increase of 3% bf. So if I was actually 15% bf in september that would mean my lean mass was 151 and now figuring 18% bf my lean mass is 155...giving me 4lbs of muscle in 4 months. Again, I don't know how accurate my measurements are...but that makes a lot more sense to me.
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  5. Wanted to see is this works

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  6. Alright...so there's a LOT of f'n info on ingredients and supps that people are trying, taking, reviewing and I'm curious as to whether I'd benefit from adding something in to my current regimen? I want to continue my bulk until the end of march so I figure that gives me 8 weeks to cycle something. Any thoughts / ideas?

  7. Post up your current diet. For a bulk, not much is really going to help outside of eating a lot and lifting heavy. That being said, I had great luck last spring when I did my annual bulk with Anabeta. It made me so hungry all the time to the point that I'd have to get up in the middle of the night to eat something. It's hit or miss, like any supplement, but that worked for me.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Post up your current diet. For a bulk, not much is really going to help outside of eating a lot and lifting heavy. That being said, I had great luck last spring when I did my annual bulk with Anabeta. It made me so hungry all the time to the point that I'd have to get up in the middle of the night to eat something. It's hit or miss, like any supplement, but that worked for me.
    How detailed do you want it? You want to know what I'm eating every meal or just my macros?
    Totals
    Calories: 335 3021
    Protein: 35 281.2
    Carbs: 17.5 292.8
    *Fiber 2.5 42.5
    Fats: 14.00 68.30
    *Saturated 5.5 26.3
    *Poly 2 8.25
    *Mono 5 12


    The gray column is the running total at the end of the day...I eat the same thing every day (for the most part) so it's pretty accurate. Foods consist of egg whites, lean meats (chicken, tuna, turkey, steak), quinoa, banana/apple/blueberries, steamed veggies, almond butter, oats, cottage cheese, brown rice, protein shakes (whey post-wo / casein at night)

    I was actually looking at anabeta more than anything...looks like a solid supp that a lot of people have had good results with.

  9. Looks like a good diet and you know your body better than anyone, but that is a maintenance level for me. I need to consume around 4500-5000 to gain weight. I can't do it without spending a ton of $$ or adding in several shakes a day. I was running through a tub of protein powder about every 5-6 days when I was taking Anabeta. From Feb-mid April I put on 10-12 lbs. Not as lean as I'd like, but that's not the point of a bulk!

  10. I've been gaining slowly but regularly...I'm currently up to 191lbs. I don't do cardio during bulk so I'm not burning any extra calories (except from added muscle mass). I don't know what anabeta would do to my metabolism though. If I'm lifting more intensely and staying anabolic longer I imagine my MBR will rise as well as more calories being burned, correct? So yeah, I'll need to get some more calories in. Right now it's hard to get all the meals in that I have to because my job is sporadic throughout the day. If we're busy I may go all day without being able to stop to eat anything other than a protein bar. I was thinking about keeping a weight gainer in my desk, though, so if I need to I can suck down some calories when in a bind. I was also thinking about running some test powder with the anabeta...whatcha think?

  11. Okay...stupid question. How does this reputation score work? I've received PMs saying that I got 1000's of rep points but it only shows that I have a rep power of 477?

  12. Yeah man, that was part of my deal. I spend half my day in meetings and can't always have time to eat as mush as I would need during bulk times, so I had to supplement with shakes. I don't plan to bulk anymore as I have been much more comfortable at my current weight and have started training MMA, so the weight is cumbersome. But, I still have a shake or two a day.

    My favorite:

    16oz milk (2%)
    ovaltine
    1-2 vanilla greek yogurts
    scoop or two of protein powder
    couple tsps of peanut butter
    banana
    ice

    About 750-800 calories w/ about 60g protein and I can pound it in about 30 seconds. Plus it tastes so good.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    My favorite:

    16oz milk (2%)
    ovaltine
    1-2 vanilla greek yogurts
    scoop or two of protein powder
    couple tsps of peanut butter
    banana
    ice

    About 750-800 calories w/ about 60g protein and I can pound it in about 30 seconds. Plus it tastes so good.
    THAT sounds good!

  14. Chest today...still getting significant increases in strength! The next 2 months is going to be a serious bulk. I'm going to shoot for 3500 calories a day. I'm hoping to get over 200 before april when I start my cut. Still focusing on big, compound movements 3-7 rep range depending on the exercise.

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  15. Keep in mind that your growth is going to come in the 7-12 range.

    A good non official chart I have always gone off of:

    2-5: strength and power
    3-7: strength and size, but not taking full advantage of both
    6-10: optimal size building
    8-12: size and endurance

  16. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Keep in mind that your growth is going to come in the 7-12 range.

    A good non official chart I have always gone off of:

    2-5: strength and power
    3-7: strength and size, but not taking full advantage of both
    6-10: optimal size building
    8-12: size and endurance
    Great chart to go on! I have been wanting to improve strength as well so I guess I've been hitting the right rep range. But for these last 2 months I'll make sure to stay in the 6-10 range. Thanks for the input, Ki...as always you're a big help!
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  17. Modified my diet a bit to get more calories in...wanted to make sure my macros look alright. I'm not taking in too much protein am I?

    Totals
    Calories: 335 3535
    Protein: 35 335.7
    Carbs: 17.5 361.8
    *Fiber 2.5 55.5
    Fats: 14.00 70.10
    *Saturated 5.5 28.5
    *Poly 2 7.25
    *Mono 5 11.5

  18. I'd increase fat and decrease carbs. That is a lot of carbs to take in and little fat. Remember that fat is your friend. Protein is high, but I wouldn't say out of this world.

    When I am packing on muscle, like right now, I try to stay at 40/35/25 protein, fat, carbs.

  19. Thanks ki...I'll make the adjustment
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  20. Keep in mind that I am not trying to act as an expert. Just passing along what I have found effective and what has worked for those I have worked with. thumbsup

  21. I know buddy and I appreciate the input. I've read enough of your posts to know that you're more informed and experienced than I am. So I make adjustments based on your advice and see how it works for me...if it doesn't, I'll adjust again. ;-)
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  22. This is a good thread. Thanks for posting your info.

  23. I've been logging a stack in another thread...thought I'd link to it here.
    Test Powder+Anabeta+Muscle Marinade

    And now I'm starting to cut for the summer. Would like some input on how I'm going about doing it. I was able to drop 15 lbs last year and was about 12% bf...I'm hoping to get under 10% bf which I've never done. Kisaj...you've been a big help already, would like to know what you think.

  24. Really, it is going to be diet that gets you there, but I would seriously read up on EGCG and the numerous benefits that it brings. It is an incredible anti-oxidant and fat burner.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by kisaj View Post
    Really, it is going to be diet that gets you there, but I would seriously read up on EGCG and the numerous benefits that it brings. It is an incredible anti-oxidant and fat burner.
    My wife swears by the EGCG for what it is worth.

  26. Starting a thread to log my progress through an 8 week cutting cycle using Anabeta Elite, Erase Pro, Alphamine, and Test Powder/D-pol...would love it if you guys came and brought your support!

    AnaBeta Elite+Erase Pro+Alphamine+D-pol/Test Powder
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