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Just a quick update, I have been working out consistently. Still been eating consistently, though have been under the amount of calories, usually around 3400-3500. As of today I weighed in at 194.4, so that is a 6.6 lbs increase, I am pretty impressed. Haven't noticed anything unusual strength wise that I would attribute to Anabeta. However, weight has been climbing steadily with a nice gym-pump and overall creatine like muscle firmness. School has kept me busy so I am very pleased with my results thus far. Will update again when I have time.PES Anabeta 1-Month Review
This is my final review of Anabeta by PES. I ran one bottle which was supplied free of charge by Nattydisaster. Thanks, mang!!
I began utilizing a 1-1-1-1 dosing scheme as directed on the label.
After 9 days of 1-1-1-1, I decided to go with a 2-2 dosing protocol. 2 caps 45 min pre-workout and 2 caps 30-45 min post workout. This was much easier to remember, which made it more convenient. I recommend PES add this to the label. More on this later.
-Omega Sports Ultima (1 scoop pre-workout)
-Genomyx Protocol (2 scoops post workout)
-Protein (post workout)
I started off incorporating IF (Intermittent Fasting). I would eat my meals in the evenings between 6pm and 12am. As time passed, I found myself extremely hungry in the mornings. This became very pronounced when I switched to the 2-2 dosing scheme. Keep in mind, my training takes place from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Therefore, my 4 caps of AB were all taken in the evening. I had been doing some IF prior to starting AB and was doing well with skipping breakfast and lunch. I can say without a doubt, AB increased my hunger!! I had a stretch of 4-5 days where I seemed to eat everything in sight. Ugh. I also need to state that I did not count calories. I did not focus on eating anything specific. I ate what I wanted to eat. Made sure I got my post workout protein. And tried not to go overboard with portions. "Tried" being the key word.
1 = Very Negative Effects
5 = No Effect/Change
10 = Very Positive effect
I had strength increases during my AB run. Nothing super human. But, I had increases in Incline Bench, DB Press, DB Fly, "V" bar Pushdowns (tricep), Rope Extensions (tricep), Hammer Curls, and Preacher Curls. I am very pleased with these strength gains.
Body Weight: 9/10
There was a decrease in weight. I went from 243 lbs to 238 lbs in 33 days. That is a difference of -5 lbs. Considering my diet ups and downs, this is fantastic! I was going for more of a recomp, rather than cut or bulk. I give it a 9 for this reason.
Left Bicep (Cold Flex): 17"
Right Bicep (Cold Flex): 16.75"
Waist (@ bellybutton): 46"
Left Bicep (Cold Flex): 17"
Right Bicep (Cold Flex): 16.75"
Waist (@ bellybutton): 45.25"
I lost nearly an inch on my waist line and dropped a full inch on my chest. For me, this is not a bad thing at all. I carry most of my fat in the waist and chest. I maintained my guns while losing in the areas that needed it! Freaking awesome.
Libido gets a 5, because I saw zero change. I am not disappointed. To date, there hasn't been much of anything that can boost it.
Muscle Effect: 8/10
Near the end of the run, my muscles developed more definition. I also feel as though they were more dense and hard. I received comments of looking bigger also. Always a confidence booster.
Gastrointestinal Effect: 10/10
I've added this to my final review, because T-boosters, Natty Anabolics, etc. can (and have) caused stomach issues for me in the past. This product did not cause any stomach discomfort whatsoever.
Thermo/Sweating Effect: 9/10
First off, this gets a 9 due to sweating. As for a thermo feeling, this only occured a handful of times. On the other hand, sweating was through the rough. Yes, it was hot during my month of AB. But, there is no doubt that sweating was increased. I work in an AC'd office. There were days I had to have a fan blowing directly on me, to halt the sweat.
When all was said and done, I achieved desirable results with Anabeta. It wasn't a supplement that slapped me in the face and said "take that you s.o.b.". lol. But, I made progress toward my goal of recomping. I lost fat and weight, while maintaining muscle mass without following a strict diet. And, that makes it worthy of a high rating. If you are reading this and plan on giving it a try, I highly recommend using a 2-2 dosing protocol. Doing so, will create more pronounced effects. I debated long and hard about giving it an overall of 9, rather than the 8. But, I'm just not ready to say its THAT good. Maybe with additional runs, this will change.
The core products to my results were Shift, Erase, Alpha T-2 and AnaBeta. Since I work for Athletic Edge Nutrition I was obviously using IntrAbolic, IntraXcell, and PSU.
Those however have been in my arsenal for months, even years, so have no direct impact on any abnormal results.
You can find the products here:
PES Erase (90 caps): Discount Erase Supplements
PES AnaBeta (120 capsules): Discount AnaBeta Supplements
PES NEW Alpha-T2 (90 capsules): Discount NEW Alpha-T2 Supplements
PES SHIFT (90 caps): Discount SHIFT Supplements
I would like to preface the review with stating that I follow the lean gains dieting methods (IF protocol,etc.) and train for powerlifting. My goal and focus throughout this process was to drop weight (to allow me to drop a class or two in my fed.) and try to retain as much strength as possible.
As far as the individual effects for the products go, I can say with confidence that the Erase helped with drying and leaning me out quickly, and efficiently. One of the best products I've used hands down. AnaBeta helped with my fullness and vascularity for sure, and as best as I can tell aided me quite a bit with maintaining my strength. It's been about two weeks since the end of the log, I took one deload week and started up again last week. I saw no serious drop off in either my physique or strength, for those of you who worry about keeping your gains. I would like to add that likely due to the consistency of my training and dieting which prevents any sort of loss due to the ending of a supplement cycle.
Overall, I would say the Erase was my favorite product and one I will purchase in the future many more times, without hesitation. I am sure this resonates similarly with how many of you feel. The Alpha-T2 was an awesome fat-loss, and come next Jan/Feb...will probably be one of my go-to products.
Now AnaBeta, is a little bit more tricky. As a result of my caloric deficit I didn't really set up an "ideal" environment for AnaBeta to allow me to set some all-time PR's, etc. etc., so I could come back and shout off how amazing it is. However, due to my deficit throughout the dieting down I feel the benefits were much more subtle because it's hard to differentiate what exactly you're doing that allows you to retain your strength/muscle mass. As a result, I will be purchasing two bottles most likely before the end of the year, and doing a lean bulk to see what sort of numbers / PR's I can set with a more conducive setup. For the record, my goals of keeping my numbers within a range that I consider to be "strong" while dropping weight were achieved.
I'm not big on before/after pics because there's so many variables that go into how you look on any given day, and unless you prep the exact same way for the days leading up to your pics... there's going to be some serious differences. Nonetheless, I thought it'd be fun just to see if there was any noticeable differences in my overall composition. So I guess I'll leave that for you to decide! Most noticeably is how my sides tapered in over the two months. You can see in the first 2 sets of pictures that my waist tightened up considerably.
I'd like to thank Natty and the PES crew both for supporting me, and offering another honest company as an option for the community to choose from when looking for quality supplements. Look forward to trying out any new products you release in the future. PES is definitely one of my top 5 companies in which I will be utilizing as I continue to compete in powerlifting and enjoy the ever-evolving supplement industry.
Before / After:
Yes, I know my posing sucks. I hope they do the supplements justice, as I believe Erase and PES products to be a true gems amongst fake crystals and scams
Please leave any comments or questions!
Thanks again Natty.