RoidRageX10's Review of NeoVar 2.0 and RPM
- 09-08-2008, 09:22 PM
RoidRageX10's Review of NeoVar 2.0 and RPM
I just finished a cycle of these products about 2 weeks ago and I have decided to post my final review here. If you would like to see my log, the link is as follows:
RoidRageX10 Recomps with RPM and NeoVar 2.0
Weight: 165lbs (+5lbs)
All Measurements are NOT flexed.
Waist - 32"
Chest - 37"
Right Bicep - 13"
Left Bicep - 12.5"
Thighs - 23"
Waist - 31 7/8" (-1/8")
Chest - 37 5/8" (+5/8")
Left Bicep - 12 3/4" (+1/4")
Right Bicep - 13 1/8" (+1/8")
Thighs - 22" (-1" but legs look cut)
Bench - 200lbs
Squat - 325lbs
Squat - 185lbs x 20
Bench - 225lbs [PR] (+25lbs)
Squat - 335lbs (+10lbs)
Squat - 225lbs x 20 (+40lbs)
After my 7 1/2 week journey with RPM and NeoVar: Recomped, I feel I have made great strength increases as well as putting on a respectable amount of muslce and losing a few lbs of fat. My body did not transform, but I did make some very nice improvments to my body. So now, here is my review..
RPM - RPM is a fantastic stimulant based product that got me going in the morning. I was for the most part, mentally pumped and physically ready to tear the weights up. High rep routines are very boring and exhausting but I feel RPM got me through the long workouts while helping me increase my strengh steadily each week.
*I set a personal record of 225lbs on the bench press this summer that was mentally hard to achieve but RPM helped me push the weight up.
Energy - 10/10 - I never had a workout where I felt like crap (as long as my diet was in check)
Pump - 9/10 - Not sure which product gave me a better pump but I usually had a solid pump in all my workouts and it got me 'mentally jacked'.
Endurace - 9/10 - First time doing a high rep routine and it helped me get through it
Aggression - 9/10 - Most of the time I wanted to rip the weights apart with the agression I had.
NeoVar: Recomped - NeoVar allowed me to eat more carbs and not pay for it. I think I may be carb senitive and NeoVar made those carbs go to work. I leaned up in the abs a little bit and possibly lost some bf. My weight went up 5lbs and it was not water weight while I made very nice strength gains. FYI, I used a variety of carbs such as bananas, wheat pasta, bread, yogurt, milk and rice.
Recomp - 7/10 - I got a little leaner on this recomp and hopefully you can see the differecne in my pictures.
Recovery - 8/10 - I recovered fairly well from my workouts however some days I was just too sore to lift.
Strength - 10/10 - My strength increase were very nice and I would love to run this stack again
RPM - 9/10
NeoVar - 8/10
- 09-08-2008, 09:22 PM
Before you crack any wise jokes. That red pimple is gone from my back and I just woke up so my hair is messed up. LOL
Right Bicep Flexed
Double Bi Flexed
Abs Flexed (LOL)
Chest Flexed (notice strations(sp?)
Double Bi Behind Flexed
Right Tricep Flexed
Right Bicep / Chest Flexed
- 09-08-2008, 09:36 PM
09-10-2008, 05:00 AM
09-10-2008, 08:55 PM
dunno how much is just difference in pics, but arms look way better in the last 2 pics than their "before" counterparts.
Good work, and keep it up!
09-10-2008, 09:16 PM
Now by staples, would you consider anbolic pump 'ok'? I eat 450+ carbs per day when i bulk and i know some will go to fat if im bulking. Wouldn't AP be useful?
I know your a AN rep, just curious on input.
My proposed diet would be right around 3,200 calories
225g Protein - Whey, Yogurt, Chicken, Fish
345g Carbs - Whole Grain Bread, Bananas, Corn
110g Fat - Eggs, EVOO, Milk
Anabolic Pump (?)
I would like some advice for a 12 week cycle for strength and mass since you are the guru from what I read. lol.
09-10-2008, 09:17 PM
09-10-2008, 09:21 PM
as for the AP, I am currently using it and not noticing anything. I am like you eating 400-600G carbs per day. I am still putting on a noticeable amount of fat while using it. maybe its because i havent got timing down or something.
09-10-2008, 09:27 PM
09-10-2008, 09:31 PM
How old are you RR? You have a really good lean build on you!!
Edit- Nevermind I can't read. Great build for your age.
09-10-2008, 09:37 PM
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09-10-2008, 09:56 PM
yeah man the AP thus far has been a bummer seriously. I got it specifically to try and avoid gaining the "freshman 15 LBS", so far it has done little to none to prevent it.
09-10-2008, 09:59 PM
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09-10-2008, 10:06 PM
My HDL dropped, liver values were both pretty high, just felt and looked like **** you know.
Thats exactly how I was too, since I was very active I could eat anything and everything. But in long run it was a plus cause I gained tons of knowledge on diet and training. Now I am sorta back to square one which sucks.
You have a great build too for your age, you have a leg up with the knowledge you have so I don't think you have to worry.
09-10-2008, 11:43 PM
As for your carbs turning to fat while you're bulking, too much of ANYthing will increase your fat mass (yes, even protein). The key thing to remember is that it will only increase fat levels if you are taking in way too much more than what you need to gain muscle.
3200 calories a day sounds ok for bulking (calculated your 'maintenance as ~3097 cal/day).
I'd suggest changing your diet to:
Protein sources: chicken, fish, eggs, protein powder (i.e. whey and casein), beef, turkey, seafood, dairy (i.e. milk and yoghurt).
Carb sources: oats, wholegrain bread, rice (brown or basmati) wholewheat pasta, fruit, vegetables (don't limit fruit and veges to one kind only).
Fat sources: nuts, fish oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, peanut butter.
As for advice for a 12-week cycle on gaining strength and mass:
Hypertrophy: per exercise, 4 x 10-12 @ 70-75% 1RM with 60-90 sec recovery
Strength: per exercise, 4 x 1-6 @ 85-100% 1RM with 2-4 min recovery
I'd suggest doing a 4-day split, working a body-part per session. Do the big compound, multijoint exercises (i.e. squat, deadlift, bench press, pull-ups, dips, shoulder press, calf raises, and power cleans). Concentrate on hypertrophy for 4-6 weeks. Then do a mix of the two (i.e. 4 x 6-8 @ 75-85% 1RM with 1-2 min recovery) for 1-2 weeks. Focus on strength for the last 4-6 weeks.
Look through my logs for some ideas of resistance training programmes (since all of my resistance training this year has been geared towards hypertrophy and/or strength):
Contest Preparation with Applied Neutriceuticals - Bodybuilding.com Forums
Rosie's Training stacked with Drive/RPM and IGF-2/NeoVar - Bodybuilding.com Forums
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Applied Nutriceuticals Recomps Rosie for Competition
09-11-2008, 07:03 AM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Guejsn again.
Thank you very much for your help!
09-11-2008, 07:09 AM
If you are full squating 225 for 20 reps then your 1 rep max would be enormous. Either way impressive.
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