Alpha Drive XL - A stand-alone PCT testing log
- 08-07-2006, 06:47 PM
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.
Click here for detailed information on Alpha drive XL Forum™
Click here to view the Selected Dosing Protocol
This log will attempt to cover most aspects of this supplement, taking into consideration the following fields of interest:
- Energy Levels
- 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 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.
ATW Whey Protein
Taurine (as needed)
At least 4 grams fish oil
Caffeine as needed
Moderate usage of Novla (30/20/20/10)
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.
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.
Originally Posted by Training Schedule
General Alpha Drive XL™ info:
Originally Posted by BioScience
Detailed Alpha Drive XL™ info:
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
Best Alpha Drive XL™ link:
JayHawkk's Alpha Drive XL™ log:
BioMan's Alpha Drive XL™ log:
Unita's Alpha Drive XL™ log:
JJohn's Alpha Drive XL™ log
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.
- 08-07-2006, 06:49 PM
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.
08-07-2006, 08:21 PM
08-07-2006, 09:50 PM
Yeah, I might have spoken too soon about your log......You might just have yourself a little competiton Jayhawkk.
Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
08-07-2006, 09:55 PM
08-07-2006, 10:02 PM
08-07-2006, 10:09 PM
08-08-2006, 01:25 AM
08-08-2006, 02:01 AM
08-08-2006, 02:40 AM
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)
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.Originally Posted by Workout for 08/07/2006
Pre-workout = Whey shake and a banana (rushed)
Post workout = Whey w/ Skim Milk and some carbs
08-08-2006, 11:54 AM
08-08-2006, 12:10 PM
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...
08-08-2006, 12:16 PM
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.Originally Posted by not_big_enuf
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.
08-08-2006, 12:25 PM
Originally Posted by Rage (SoCal)
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!!!!!!!
08-08-2006, 12:31 PM
My sentiments exactly. There was no way in hell I could have done dips as I would have entered Cramp City.Originally Posted by not_big_enuf
08-10-2006, 06:37 PM
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.
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.Originally Posted by Workout for 08/09/2006
Pre-workout = 20 grams whey, Arginine and Fenugreek
Post workout = Whey w/ Taurine and some carbs
Thanks for reading, questions and comments welcomed.
08-11-2006, 01:25 PM
Just a quick update. The official testing should begin today.
Scheduled delivery: 08/11/2006
Get ready for some Van DAMAGE!
08-11-2006, 02:31 PM
08-11-2006, 03:16 PM
08-11-2006, 06:23 PM
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.Originally Posted by not_big_enuf
P.S. Don't do too much catching this weekend, shorty.
Originally Posted by BigVrunga
Thanks a lot BV. I'm really going to try to step it up on this one.
08-11-2006, 08:03 PM
08-11-2006, 11:33 PM
08-11-2006, 11:48 PM
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 todays review:
- Libido Too premature to judge. No affects as of yet.
- Sleep Havent 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 Im 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 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.
I will be making notes that I feel are relevant.
- Vitamin C
- ATW Whey Protein
- At least 4 grams fish oil
- Moderate usage of Novla (30/20/20/10)
- Chondritin and Glucosamine
Other current Alpha Drive XL links:Originally Posted by Training for 08/11/2006
JayHawkk's Alpha Drive XL log:
BioMan's Alpha Drive XL log:
Unita's Alpha Drive XL log:
JJohn's Alpha Drive XL log
Thank you for reading
08-12-2006, 01:00 AM
08-12-2006, 05:01 PM
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...]
08-12-2006, 07:30 PM
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.Originally Posted by ImJ2x
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.
08-12-2006, 07:53 PM
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.
08-12-2006, 08:30 PM
08-12-2006, 09:02 PM
My apologies for being on the defense but I found your post to have a very condiscending tone:
Originally Posted by ImJ2x
Anywho, just to humor you.
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.Originally Posted by ImJ2x
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.Originally Posted by ImJ2x
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.Originally Posted by ImJ2x
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.Originally Posted by ImJ2x
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.
08-13-2006, 03:05 PM
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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