Hows it going in here
Hows it going in here
Well I have to say it's been a long time since I've been able to post here. Haven't started my lean cut yet. My unit went out on a mission so I had to go. Good news were all back and good.
Ill be starting the cut cycle on Monday. I apologize for the delay. Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone! Hooah
good to hear, its treating me nicely....
I know I said I would start this Monday, but since it was Memorial Day I did not. Started it today, 2 caps in the morning.
Weight - 198
BF - 12.6%
Height - 6' 0''
I usually don't like starting off a cycle or whatever with cardio but I did with this run of lean cut. Took two caps this morning and ate everything mentioned in the previous diet post in my log. Nothing that great today, just a 4.5 mile run on trails and through the park. I did notice I had a little bit more energy for my run than I usually do, but I would say that's just because of the excitement of getting back into shape.
From reading other logs I could see that people were sweating a lot more than usual. I can usually do a threshold run and not sweat too bad but I was sweating pretty good today. Now before anyone gets too excited about this, the weather today was sunny with a high of upper 80s when I went running. So nothing really to base the excess of sweat on. Ill be hitting the gym tomorrow and doing a quick run on the treadmill to finish tomorrow so ill see about the sweating then.
Today was day 3 of lean cut. Pretty solid so far. Second day I hit the gym. Pretty usual workout with nothing special. Whenever i hit the gym I always warm up a bit with a 15 minute run on the mill. I did however notice myself during my lifting wanting to go back over and run and do cardio again. That usually never happens so I finished with a 45 minute run on the mill.
Day 3 (today) I did cardio only. Went running at the park and through the trails for about an hour. When the weather is this hot I don't wear a shirt while running. I wore my headband though and it was completely soaked about halfway through. Even though it was up in the 90 degrees today I was definitely sweating a lot more than I usually would on a run which was awesome! Felt great as usual after my run. Ill weigh in and do another bf check on day 5. Tomorrow will be the gym again.
An additional note: I get thirsty quite easily. Even though I usually hydrate very well and pee clear, I was thirsty all day. I can only conclude the reasoning behind this is myself sweating more than usual.
I think I said this in an earlier post but I have cut out all unnecessary sugar in my diet. I'm sure everyone knows what I mean by that. It's pretty easy to do this especially if you don't snack, but many don't know that things like Gatorade and what not have a lot of sugar in it. Ill be staying away from those for now and mainly sticking to water.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast like a CHAMP!
Weight - no change
BF - 11.5%
No change in my weight but my bf percentage is down .5 already, so that's pretty surprising! Day 4 hit the gym and it was almost a repeat of day 2 at the gym. I did legs but I really wanted to run for some reason so I ended with a 5 mile run on the treadmill watching Dr. Phil. Not my choice but hey it what was on.... Day 5 I weighed in and I went on a nice 7 mile threshold run. Did about 500 meters (slow at the pool) with one of my mates and then ended the day doing some insanity with my roommate. Never have I done insanity before, but if anyone is on the fence about trying it I highly recommend it.
Feeling great on lean cut. No alpha male or anything like that, but I sweat like there is no tomorrow. It's like once I walk in the gym or get out of my car at the park for a run in sweating. It's pretty awesome actually.
Additional note for this update: I have noticed water intake is critical while on lean cut. I'm at 2 caps in the morning and if I don't finish a 20oz of water or two an hour ill get a slight headache. If I do notice a headache coming on ill just water log it and I'm fine within 30 mike. Loving this stuff so far!
Hit the gym today and did legs. Was with ol girl so we did some lunges and what not along with my workout. I threw on some weights for the lunges to get a bit more out of it. I was mainly on the machines for most of it, but I did get some solid squats and dead lifts in. Finished off with a solid workout for my abs which included an inverted medicine ball sit-up toss and I did partake in the ab blaster class (which was exhilarating considering I was the only guy in there). Then of course an easy run (3.1 miles in 23 mins). Tomorrow will be a run with a few mates. We're planning on going 10 miles through the trails at the park and through the city so that should be pretty solid.
Additional notes for today - I've been working my abs every day whether it be sit ups planks leg raises bicycle kicks torso twists etc... I've been sleeping exceptionally well and always wake up very rested and am able to get out of bed without being a zombie for a half hour. My mood is great and I always seem very positive in and outside of the gym.
Side note - I am on 2 caps a day but Lately I have been wondering what 3 caps a day will do. Any thoughts on this? If its safe and g2g I may try to amp it up to that within the coming weeks sometime. Ill have to plan it out to do with my 2 bottles I have now, or buy another if need be.
Good luck brutha
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Anyone have any thoughts or input on going to 3 caps a day with this?
Hit up a great 10 mile run today through the park, trails, and city. It was about 85 degrees today and nearly clear skies. Definitely worked up an awesome sweat! I know I am running a lot of miles while on lean cut which is for sure beneficial, but I don't want anyone to feel like they need to run as much as I am to get great results. I would highly recommend looking into above/ below threshold running and threshold running. Great ways to build your endurance and burn fat while running. A quick google search will give all the info you need.
Breaking down my run into miles and how my body responds (due to the high mileage I ran at threshold): mile 0-2 is always that beginning feeling where you get tired and think about the mileage ahead of you. Mile 2-3 is the hump for me where I make it over and I'm in my groove for the long hall. Mile 3-4 runners high kicks in (for those unfamiliar, runners high is a term that runners use to explain that second wind feeling. You feel great and ready to conquer whatever. This is due to the endorphins being released in your body). Mile 4-8 autopilot and cruise control baby! Mile 8-10 is the final few and I usually crank it up because I know the run is almost over.
Key points of the last paragraph are miles 0-4. If you can run even just 3 miles you're burning good fat. Runners high is different for everyone but trust me you'll know. Once you hit that your body knows its working hard so it needs to kill the pain so it releases those endorphins. No pain no gain? Pretty much exactly that. So hit that runners high and go the extra mile and you'll burn solid fat and you will feel great the rest of the day.
Today was my cheat day with my diet. I knew I was going to go out with the mates after the run and eat so this was a good day for a cheat day. Had pizza with the fellas and a solid much deserved Mountain Dew icee from the gas station.
Additional notes for this day: I have decided to crank it up a bit with lean cut. Weeks 3-4 will be 3 caps daily and weeks 5-6 will be 4 caps daily. So we will see what that does. My mood is still great. I was a little edgy today though. I have exams since I'm doing a summer semester, but all in all it's great on lean cut!
Hope everyone has a good one! Cheers!
how many bottles are you running? 4 caps would be 10 days per bottle
Weight - 194.0
BF - 11.1
Just a quick summary of what's up with lean cut as of now. The past 4 days have been very solid. I've lost around 1% bf and I have lost a little bit of total weight as well. Pretty happy with the results for just under two weeks. I haven't had much time to post each day because of exams and studying but I can definitely tell lean cut is amazing! I feel great all the time, however, small things can irritate me. For example day 9 I was pretty pissed about having to stop and get gas after class ha. Anyways, day 14 will start 3 caps a day. Lets see what that does!