Alpha Drive XL™ - A stand-alone PCT testing log

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  1. Alpha Drive XL™ - A stand-alone PCT testing log


    Welcome everyone! You have entered my log for

    Alpha Drive XL™

    In the following log I will be testing out BioScience's new natural testerone booster, "Alpha Drive XL™". I will be running this test for the duration of 4 weeks following the directed dosing protocol provided by BioScience.



    This log will attempt to cover most aspects of this supplement, taking into consideration the following fields of interest:

    • Libido
    • Sleep
    • Energy Levels
    • Mood
    • Strength
    • Endurance/Focus
    • Overall effects on body composition


    I'm currently in a post cycle therapy stage for a 8 day cycle that I had to end because of hair shedding problems I wasn't properly prepared for. While 8 days isn't a log time, I'm still taking the necessary actions in making sure I'm fully protected and recovered. My plan is to get things in check with that and start back up in a few months.

    Diet

    Diet will be a classic 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fats running off of Maintenance calories to accurately asses energy levels, strenght, etc. Water consumption is always high, aiming for at least 1.5 gallons.

    Supplements ED

    Milk Thistle
    Vitamin C
    ATW Whey Protein
    Taurine (as needed)
    At least 4 grams fish oil
    Caffeine as needed
    Moderate usage of Novla (30/20/20/10)

    Pictures

    Before and After pictures will be included. I will include 4 general poses and will do my best to keep all other photographic conditions equal.

    Training

    I will be working off of a DC split which is very new to me. In this sense it will be somewhat of an experimental stage in lifting for me but I find no reason why I won't be able to accurately asses the effects of this supplement. When you've been using supplements for only a couple years it's easier and easier to be able to feel what is doing what.

    I will be lifting Mondays, Wendesdays, and Fridays. With cardio on Thursdays and Sundays.

    A huge thanks goes out to my buddy Not_Big_Enuf as he has helped me out with DC and I will be following a split that he uses. Here is what it will look like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Training Schedule
    DAY ONE

    8 x 5 x 3 Chest -- Flat DB
    8 x 5 x 3 Shoulders – Barbell Shoulder Press
    8 x 5 x 3 Triceps – Lying Cable Extention
    8 x 5 x 3 Back Width – Pullups (No negs)
    8 x 5 x 3 Back Thick – Bent over Rows
    10 x 3 Burnout – Dips or Pushups

    DAY TWO
    10 x 6 x 4 Biceps – Incline DB Curl
    10 x 6 x 4 Forearms – Incline DB Hammer Curl
    20 x 3 Calves – 45 degree calf press
    20 x 3 Hamstrings – Squat
    20 x 3 Quads – Squat
    10 x 3 Burnout – Pullups – Back/Bi

    DAY THREE
    8 x 5 x 3 Chest -- Incline DB
    10 x 6 x 4 Shoulders – Front Raise DB (No negs)
    10 x 6 x 4 Triceps – DB Skullcrushers
    10 x 6 x 4 Back Width – Close Grip pulldowns
    10 x 6 x 4 Back Thick – Seated Cable Rows
    10 x 3 Burnout – Dips or Pushups

    DAY FOUR
    8 x 5 x 3 Biceps -- Standing Cable Curl
    8 x 5 x 3 Forearms – Standing Cable Hammer
    8 x 5 x 3 Calves -- Calf Raise
    20 x 3 Hamstrings – Glute Isolator (No negs)
    10 x 3 Quads – Smythe Lunges (No negs)
    10 x 3 Burnout – Pullups – Back/Bi

    DAY FIVE
    10 x 6 x 4 Chest – Freeweight Fly
    8 x 5 x 3 Shoulders – DB Shoulder Press
    8 x 5 x 3 Triceps – Pulley Pushdowns
    8 x 5 x 3 Back Width -- Wide pulldowns
    10 x 8 x 6 Back Thick – Lawnmowers (No negs)
    10 x 3 Burnout – Dips or Pushups

    DAY SIX
    10 x 6 x 4 Biceps – Standing Bicep Curl
    10 x 6 x 4 Forearms – Standing Hammer Curl
    10 x 8 x 6 Calves – Squat
    10 x 8 x 6 Hamstrings – Squat
    10 x 8 x 6 Quads – Squat
    10 x 3 Burnout – Pullups – Back/Bi

    General Alpha Drive XL™ info:

    Quote Originally Posted by BioScience

    Alpha Drive XL™ is an effective product you can feel that fortifies your body with a very specific and scientifically engineered formula of herbal nutrients to allow your body to achieve a highly optimized male hormonal profile. This entails a strong increase in both one’s total level of Testosterone, THE male hormone, as well as even more importantly, what is known as Free or Unbound Testosterone.

    Moreover, Alpha Drive XL™ does this by stimulating the HPTA (hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis) thus enabling one to use the product continuously for long term benefit without experiencing any negative feedback signals or diminishment of effect. Furthermore, Alpha Drive XL™ also supports decreased estrogen, (which is sadly and commonly too high in most men in today’s society) thereby creating an even more optimized total hormonal milieu for maximum “maleness”.

    With optimized hormone levels one can add muscle more rapidly and lose body fat more efficiently, especially when coupled with proper diet and exercise. One’s motivation and focus and overall well-being, as well as attitude will improve markedly. And of course, it won’t hurt when it comes to the bedroom either!

    Detailed Alpha Drive XL™ info:
    Supplement Facts

    Serving Size: 1 capsule
    Servings per Container: 90

    Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

    Proprietary Alpha Drive XL Matrix:
    EuryMAX. Proprietary Eurycoma Longifolia Ex, CYP-X. Proprietary Grapefruit Extract, Tribulus Terrestris Proprietary Furostanosides. Extract, Tribubolic. Complex (Protodioscin, Methylprotodioscin, Prototribestan and Methylprototribestan), EuryTEINS. Proprietary Glycoprotein Complex from Eurycoma Longifolia, ADED 305mg **

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    ** Percent Daily Values not established.

    OTHER INGREDIENTS: Magnesium stearate, maltodextrin and gelatin capsule
    Other Alpha Drive XL links:

    BioScience's Website
    Click Here


    Announcement link:
    Click Here

    Best Alpha Drive XL™ link:
    Click Here


    JayHawkk's Alpha Drive XL™ log:
    Click Here


    BioMan's Alpha Drive XL™ log:
    Click Here

    Unita's Alpha Drive XL™ log:
    Click Here

    JJohn's Alpha Drive XL™ log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...ve-xl-log.html


    Buy Alpha Drive XL™ at AM Board Sponsor Nutraplanet:
    NutraPlanet.com: Alpha Drive XL (90 caps) By BioScience Technologies

    And last but not least it's a pleasure to be given this opportunity

    Thank you BioScience
    Last edited by Rage (SoCal); 08-22-2006 at 03:22 PM.


  2. I should be recieving the Alpha Drive XL™ on Friday. The official start of this testing will start immediately after I recieve the package. Pictures coming soon.
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  3. Wow man, very nice setup you have so far!

  4. Yeah, I might have spoken too soon about your log......You might just have yourself a little competiton Jayhawkk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    Wow man, very nice setup you have so far!

  5. No worries. I can edit his post to make it ugly

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    No worries. I can edit his post to make it ugly

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    No worries. I can edit his post to make it ugly


    Why I oughta!

  8. Hey...whatever it takes to win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    No worries. I can edit his post to make it ugly

  9. He can negative rep as well.

  10. DAY ONE (Pre-Log)

    I figured it would give everyone a decent base idea to what I was doing and where I was at. So, why not....

    Sets were performed with 45 second rest intervals. All reps were performed with concentrated negative rest emphasizing a 3-6 second negative. One of my goals will be to obtain a consistent 4-6 second negative. For the first day, this program was awesome. It kicked my butt, and I sweated like a dog throughout the whole thing. I felt great and am impressed with the reaction my body put out (i.e. Muscle Mind connection, very pumped muscles)


    Quote Originally Posted by Workout for 08/07/2006
    Warm-Up

    DB Press

    50s x20
    60s x20

    Main Chest Set:

    8 x 5 x 3 Chest -- Flat DB (75lb)
    Acheived a consistent 4-6 second negative

    Warm-up: 115lbs x 15

    8 x 5 x 3 Shoulders – Barbell Shoulder Press (155lbs)
    Consistent 3-4 second negatives

    8 x 5 x 3 Triceps – Skull Crushers (80lbs)
    Consistent 4-5 second negatives

    8 x 5 x 4 Back Width – Pullups (No negs)

    8 x 5 x 3 Back Thick – Bent over Rows (115lbs)
    Consistent 4-5 second negatives

    20 x 20 x 10 Semi-Burnout – Pushups on BBs

    Overall, it was a great night for a workout. I think this is a great start for me and I'm sure will be getting a lot better once I become more familiarized.

    Pre-workout = Whey shake and a banana (rushed)
    Post workout = Whey w/ Skim Milk and some carbs
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  11. Looking good so far; I am impressed!

  12. Excellente!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes yes, I know I've slightly modified Doggcrapp with the burnout, but when I'm ON-cycle, that's how I add the extra few reps. I'll probably get kicked in the nuts by most here... but that's my split RIGHT NOW (I actually have deadlifts in there on day.... 4 maybe?).

    I love this split... DC is just where it's at for me and fo r those that lose intensity. You can rip his theories apart all you want, or say such and such is better, but it comes down to what really works into your schedule, into how you want to lift, etc.

    Good luck Rage... keep hittin it hard and you'll see results...

  13. Quote Originally Posted by not_big_enuf
    Excellente!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes yes, I know I've slightly modified Doggcrapp with the burnout, but when I'm ON-cycle, that's how I add the extra few reps. I'll probably get kicked in the nuts by most here... but that's my split RIGHT NOW (I actually have deadlifts in there on day.... 4 maybe?).

    I love this split... DC is just where it's at for me and fo r those that lose intensity. You can rip his theories apart all you want, or say such and such is better, but it comes down to what really works into your schedule, into how you want to lift, etc.

    Good luck Rage... keep hittin it hard and you'll see results...
    Thanks again, buddy. There are going to be a few changes, like the skull crushers, that I will have to implement but from what I can tell it's extremely solid.

    And the last set, for example yesterday, I did push-ups on DBs and it went great. I did sets of 20, 20, and 10. I'm pretty intuned with my body and I don't feel like it was too much. But, I didn't kill my body, the push-ups actually felt great, sort of like a warm-down and stretch. I'll keep following similar philosophies until I consider otherwise.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Rage (SoCal)
    Thanks again, buddy. There are going to be a few changes, like the skull crushers, that I will have to implement but from what I can tell it's extremely solid.

    And the last set, for example yesterday, I did push-ups on DBs and it went great. I did sets of 20, 20, and 10. I'm pretty intuned with my body and I don't feel like it was too much. But, I didn't kill my body, the push-ups actually felt great, sort of like a warm-down and stretch. I'll keep following similar philosophies until I consider otherwise.

    EXCELLENT! Pushups on DBs are what I'm moving more towards. Dips, after crushing my shouldes/chest/etc are actually much harder after a killer workout. Plus I can't get into a rhythm. Those pushups felt good!!!!!!!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by not_big_enuf
    EXCELLENT! Pushups on DBs are what I'm moving more towards. Dips, after crushing my shouldes/chest/etc are actually much harder after a killer workout. Plus I can't get into a rhythm. Those pushups felt good!!!!!!!
    My sentiments exactly. There was no way in hell I could have done dips as I would have entered Cramp City.

  16. DAY TWO (Pre-Log)

    Here is my second day (08-09) on my new workout routine. Just as before, the following still applies.

    Sets were performed with 45 second rest intervals. All reps were performed with concentrated negative rest emphasizing a 3-6 second negative. The workout was great and kicked my butt, especially the last 2 exercises. On biceps and forearms I have never felt such a painful pump and burn so quickly and quite possibly so bad. My heartrate was good throughout my workout but the intensity really kicked up during squats. Theres only been a couple times where I've sweated that much for a 5 minute period of time.

    On a side note, changing up my workout routine was something that NEEDED to happen. At this stage in the game for me I need something new that I will be able to learn from and hopefully grow from. It definetely helps being on the same program for a long time only because you get to learn your body very well under certain conditions. Also, this new program has taken my concentration off of poundage (how heavy) which, I think, is very beneficial.

    Quote Originally Posted by Workout for 08/09/2006
    Warm-Up

    DB Incline Curls

    10 x 6 x 4 (30lb DBs)
    Acheived a consistent 4-6 second negative

    Warm-Up

    Forearms – Incline Hammer DB Curls

    10 x 6 x 4 (30lb DBs)
    Consistent 3-4 second negatives

    Calves – 45 degree calf raises

    20 - (230lbs) Too heavy
    20 x 20 - (140lbs)
    Consistent 2-4 second negatives

    Hamstrings – Hammy curls

    20 x 20 x 20 (110lbs)
    Consistent 2-4 second negatives

    Quads – Squats

    20 x 20 x 20 (115lbs)
    Consistent 4-5 second negatives

    Pull Ups
    10 x 6 x 4
    Great workout. I learned a few things from it and realized that this regiment has a lot of potential and I'm eager to experience more of it.

    Workout Nutrition/Supplementation

    Pre-workout = 20 grams whey, Arginine and Fenugreek
    Post workout = Whey w/ Taurine and some carbs


    Thanks for reading, questions and comments welcomed.

  17. Just a quick update. The official testing should begin today.

    Scheduled delivery: 08/11/2006

    w00t!

    Get ready for some Van DAMAGE!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Rage (SoCal)
    Just a quick update. The official testing should begin today.

    Scheduled delivery: 08/11/2006

    w00t!

    Get ready for some Van DAMAGE!

    Great log so far! How about some before/after shots, Doughnut?

  19. Nice log Rage!!

  20. Quote Originally Posted by not_big_enuf
    Great log so far! How about some before/after shots, Doughnut?
    They are coming. I actually lost my camera cable in the process of moving so I'm going to buy a media card reader. Before and after shots will be presented.

    P.S. Don't do too much catching this weekend, shorty.



    Quote Originally Posted by BigVrunga
    Nice log Rage!!

    Thanks a lot BV. I'm really going to try to step it up on this one.


  21. That Van damme .gif is really freaking me out.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    That Van damme .gif is really freaking me out.
    Don't be afraid of your cravings.

  23. And it begins – August 11, 2006

    Alpha Drive XL™ - Day 1


    I received my bottle today and took 1 capsule 30 minutes before my workout on a somewhat empty stomach. My workout was great and a pretty exhausting. Starting tomorrow I will follow the same protocol as Jayhawkk:

    5)JayHawkk (Running Alpha Drive XL solo)- Take 1 cap of Alpha Drive XL 3 times daily w/meals.

    Here is today’s review:

    • Libido – Too premature to judge. No affects as of yet.

    • Sleep – Haven’t experienced sleep yet.

    • Energy Levels – Steady energy. No jitters or over excitement.

    • Mood – Great. No noticeable changes as of yet.

    • Strength/Pumps – Strength was good while pumps were very enjoyable.

    • Endurance/Focus – Focus and endurance was great. Right now I’m absolutely beat but hung in there during the workout.

    • Weight/BF estimate - 207lbs and 15%? I will be providing more concrete information soon.

    • Overall effects on body composition – None as of yet.



    Diet

    Diet was good today with much chicken and oats. I had a couple protein shakes, one during the day and one post workout. I will be providing more or less info on this area as time permits.

    Other notes

    I will be making notes that I feel are relevant.

    Supplements ED
    • Vitamin C
    • ATW Whey Protein
    • Taurine
    • At least 4 grams fish oil
    • Caffeine
    • Moderate usage of Novla (30/20/20/10)
    • Chondritin and Glucosamine
    • Fenugreek



    Quote Originally Posted by Training for 08/11/2006
    DAY THREE

    8 x 5 x 3 Chest -- Incline DB (75lbs)
    10 x 6 x 4 Shoulders – Front Raise DB (No negs)30lbers
    10 x 6 x 4 Triceps – Close grip push 90lbs
    10 x 6 x 4 Back Width – Close Grip pulldowns 170lbs
    10 x 6 x 4 Back Thick – Seated Cable Rows130lbs
    20 x 3 Burnout – Pushups on DBs
    Other current Alpha Drive XL links:

    JayHawkk's Alpha Drive XL log:
    Click Here

    BioMan's Alpha Drive XL log:
    Click Here

    Unita's Alpha Drive XL log:
    Click Here

    JJohn's Alpha Drive XL™ log
    Click Here


    Thank you for reading

  24. Following along. You seem to have everything in order. Here's to hoping this stuff works

  25. Just a quick observation/objection:
    You're supposedly taking this stuff as a "stand-alone" PCT. Yet you're also using Nolva, the classic (and very effective) PCT supp. Someone needs to test this stuff without ANY other PCT help to see if it really does anything to restore natural test production. You also haven't given any details about your shortened 8-day cycle, and the amount of shutdown you're experiencing. These are important details.
    [I think there is one other "stand-alone" log. I'll go take a look...]

  26. Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    Just a quick observation/objection:
    You're supposedly taking this stuff as a "stand-alone" post cycle therapy. Yet you're also using Nolva, the classic (and very effective) PCT supp. Someone needs to test this stuff without ANY other PCT help to see if it really does anything to restore natural test production. You also haven't given any details about your shortened 8-day cycle, and the amount of shutdown you're experiencing. These are important details.
    [I think there is one other "stand-alone" log. I'll go take a look...]
    To not use Novla would be a very idiotic move on my behalf. Regardless of testing, my health and safety comes first. With that said, I have two more days of Novla and seeing that it is only 2 days into my trial, results will not be affected on a larger scale.

    I do not need to go into details about my cycle. It was phera at 20mg ed. That's all there is to it.

    My capabilities in testing this product are going to be in no way influenced by any of these other items. I'm testing to see if the stuff works and that is going to be obvious one way or the other. I'm taking nothing else that is new or that should conflict or tangle with the effects of this product.

    Thanks for your input.

  27. Calm down, big fella.
    I just wondered why you would call it a "stand-alone" usage when you're also using Nolva, that's all. And it didn't seem unreasonable to wonder what PH you had cycled, and what amount of shutdown you experienced after just 8 days on.
    You see, I'm considering trying what Dr.D calls "pulse cycles" with SD (very short on/off/on/off cycles to minimize shutdown). So I'm looking for a mild PCT product for the "bridge" time. This is one of the more promising products I'm looking at, but I don't wanna stack it with Nolva (or any other usual PCT chems), due to the potential sides. This is why I'm asking some questions -- but I'm not trying to bust any ballz here. Sorry.

  28. Big.... BHAHAHAHAHAHAH........

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    Calm down, big fella.

  29. My apologies for being on the defense but I found your post to have a very condiscending tone:

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    [I think there is one other "stand-alone" log. I'll go take a look...]

    Anywho, just to humor you.


    Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    Calm down, big fella.
    I just wondered why you would call it a "stand-alone" usage when you're also using Nolva, that's all.
    I don't see how it's not a stand-alone post cycle therapy. Seeing as this is a 30 day trial and only 3 of the days I will be dosing novla. Plus, it is a given that any educated user would use a SERM during PCT.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    And it didn't seem unreasonable to wonder what PH you had cycled, and what amount of shutdown you experienced after just 8 days on.
    For the most part, it doesn't matter if I was running superdrol, Phera, Halo, etc. just because much information on these compounds are pure speculation, not all but still a lot. This means that people react differently to these compounds and given the stuff on the market, it is unlikely for severe shutdown to occur in 7-8 days. But for the sakes of argument, shutdown=shutdown.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    You see, I'm considering trying what Dr.D calls "pulse cycles" with superdrol (very short on/off/on/off cycles to minimize shutdown).
    I recommend you thoroughly research this before making such a decision. Playing with exogenous levels on and off then on and off can get very tricky and has many implications that can be easily overlooked. You're profile says you are 44 years of age, I would strongly recommend you look into HRT as you'd most likely qualify and you'll be on safe stuff that is very researched.

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJ2x
    So I'm looking for a mild post cycle therapy product for the "bridge" time. This is one of the more promising products I'm looking at, but I don't wanna stack it with Nolva (or any other usual PCT chems), due to the potential sides.
    I do not understand what your thought process is behind this. What potential side effects are you worried about w/ the use of novla or other SERMS? I would say that in a PCT environment the benefits definitely outweigh the hepatoxicity and other potential side-effects.

    I recommend you do more research and ask more questions [out of this log] before doing something that can be very unpredictable. I'd be more than happy to help you with other question if you'd like.

    [email protected]

  30. Hey Rage, you're right -- that quote does sound a little snotty. Sorry. I could have found a better way to say it.
    And I didn't realize that the Nolva would only be used for the first 3 days of your Alpha Drive XL trial.
    I guess I just want to know if this stuff actually works (on its own) to restore natural test production in mildly suppressed situations (such as I might experience in my "pulsing" experiment). [And I certainly won't hijack this thread with questions about pulsing -- I'm gonna start my own thread with the details/questions/theory pretty soon...]
    But, yes -- the main reason I'd rather avoid (or at least minimize) my use of Nolva/Chlomid/etc is hepatoxicity. But you're right -- if I need to use it to revive HPTA functioning, I will. I'm just hoping these new test boosters will be enough, as I hope to experience very mild suppression. That's why I'll be following this thread. Good luck, and keep us posted.
  

  
 

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