X Factor Bulk + Activate Xtreme for an EXTREME BULK

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    X Factor Bulk + Activate Xtreme for an EXTREME BULK


    I am going to post the first 5 days of the cycle that I had begun after my stats.

    This is my first log on the nutraplanet site and I will try to be as much informative and accurate possible on my progress. I just recieved today XFactor (bulk) and a DS Activate Xtreme. I am very happy that I have the opportunity to try this stack. And, for sure I'm the very first in my country that is experimenting this supps. I'm telling so because supps here are hard to find and very expensive. But let's begin. I will not detail to much my diet because I change it a lot but always trying to get the proper amounts of macronutrients.

    Stats:
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    Length: 5'11.5" (181cm)
    Weight: 178 lb (80,5 kg)
    Bodyfat: 12% (approximately)
    Bodytype: endo/meso
    Training: 10 months (1 year before with a long interruption of 8 months)

    Diet's macros
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    Protein: 250g
    Carbs: 350g
    Fat: 80g

    My postworkout will consist always of 2 scoops of whey + 60g of carbs from Honey. During the day meals may change but I will try to eat 5 meals consisting of 40-50g of protein and slow/medium burning carbs.


    Cycle Plan:
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    - 1000mg of AA spread in 4 meals for 50 days.
    - 4 capsules of Activate Xtreme spread with meals from day 20-50.

    Other Supps:
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    ON 100% Whey
    Universal Creapure Creatine Micronized (monohydrate)
    NOW Adam Multivitamin/Multimineral

    P.S. I'm very open to advices and opinions on possible optimal changes I can do to this plan.
    This was the intro and after my first workout that will start in an hour I will post the first day's log.

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    DAY 1
    Shoulders
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    Workout duration: 40 min
    Rest period: 1,5 min

    Smith Machine Presses
    16 x 65 (Warm Up)
    12 x 110
    8 x 135
    7 x 155

    Lateral Raises
    12 x 20
    10 x 25
    8 x 25 (Drop Set 8 x 20)

    Rear Raises
    8 x 25
    8 x 25
    8 x 25 (Drop set 8 x 20)

    Front Raises
    8 x 20
    8 x 20
    8 x 20

    Shrugs
    15 x 40
    15 x 40
    10 x 50
    15 x 40

    Comments:
    I archived my best on Smith Presses. Better pumps than usual.
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    DAY 2
    Chest
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    Incline Dumbbell Presses
    15 x 33
    12 x 42
    10 x 50
    8 x 55

    Incline Barbell Press
    12 x 128
    9 x 136
    8 x 145

    Flyes
    12 x 25
    10 x 29
    8 x 29 (Drop set: 8 x 20)

    Dips
    10
    10
    10

    Nothing special today besides a good pump. But it is just day 2. I trained in the morning after a great breakfast of 2 whole eggs, cheese and a protein shake with milk. Around 40g protein and 40g carbs.
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    Day 3

    OFF day. My shoulders and pecs are totaly sore. But, i don't understand why the back is so sore, too. I started XF from 2 days and the last back workout was 5 days ago. Feels good.
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    DAY 4
    Back
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    Barbell Rows
    20 x 66 30kg
    12 x 110 50kg
    10 x 154 70kg
    8 x 176 80kg

    Dumbbell Rows
    12 x 42 19kg
    10 x 46 21kg
    8 x 50 23kg
    8 x 55 25kg

    Front Pulldowns
    12 x 88 40kg
    10 x 99 45kg
    8 x 110 50kg (drop 8 x 66 30kg)

    Overhad Pulldowns
    12 x 77 35kg
    10 x 88 40kg
    8 x 99 45kg

    Hyperextensions
    15
    15
    15

    TOTAL SETS: 18 sets
    DURATION: 50 minutes
    Protein: 250g
    Carbs: 250g
    Fat: 80g

    Consideration:
    Great pump after the workout and till hours later. I've added 3lbs in the first 3 days but not so lean mass so i decided to lower the carbs to 250g from 350g. Also is a bit difficult to control fats for me. Had a bad headache today but i resisted and didn't take nothing just a cup of coffee that relieved a bit the pain. I found that the best way to take it is with milk and without nothing more added. It almost unreccongnizable the taste of the powed in this way.
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    Day 5
    Arms
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    Barbell Curls
    16 x 40 (Warm-Up)
    12 x 62
    10 x 71
    8 x 84

    Lying Triceps Extensions
    15 x 40 (Warm-Up)
    10 x 61
    10 x 84
    9 x 93

    Dumbbell Preacher
    10 x 24
    10 x 24
    8 x 29
    8 x 29

    Dumbbell Extensions
    10 x 29
    10 x 29
    8 x 33

    Hammer Curls
    10 x 33
    8 x 33 (Drop 8 x 24)

    Rope Pushdowns
    10 x 77
    10 x 77
    8 x 88 (Drop 8 x 44)

    Sets: 22
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Protein: 240g
    Carbs: 200g
    Fats: 70g

    Consideration:
    Today I experienced one of the greatest pumps on my arms. Also the muscle seemed very dense compared to usually. I was happy for that. Tomorrow is legs' day.
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    In our European country weight is usually measured in Kilo (KG) so i just made the convertion for all the weights I've used. From day one I've put a 2 lb in total. I know this are the very first days of my cycle but probably by the increase in the macros i'm puting some mass on.
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    Have you noticed any increase in appetite?
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    In fact the first 3 days I ate a lot. But, I hadn't noticed really an increase in appetite. Probably because I always was fulled up with food every minute of the day.
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    Day 6
    Chest / Abs
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    Because I want to start the old routine I decided to do chest today and again the next monday. I trained with a bit lower volume and higher rest periods 2-2,5 minutes between sets.

    Bench Press
    20 x 88 (Warm Up)
    12 x 132 (Warm Up)
    6 x 199 (To failure +1 over failure). --- I wanted to see my max because I had 3 weeks without bench press as first exercise


    Smith Machine Incline Press
    10 x 133
    10 x 155
    8 x 163
    Note: I go to failure only on the last set. Usually, on the other sets I can do 3-4 more reps to reach failure.

    Incline Flyes
    10 x 24
    10 x 29
    10 x 29
    8 x 33
    Note: Trying to reach the best concetration during all the movement till I feel the stretch at the bottom. Very slow motion.

    Dips
    10
    10
    10
    Note: With rest periods of 1 minute.

    Abs
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    Leg Raises: 3 sets to failure
    Crounches: 3 sets to failure

    TOTAL SETS: 13
    Duration: 40 min

    Final Thoughts:
    Took a double dose before workout (4 coffee spoons - 500mg AA). The most amazing pump I ever had on pecs. The muscles seemed fuller than ever. Just an impressive workout day.
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    This week's program would be a little messed up. Next week's split till the end will be:

    Moday: Chest / Abs
    Tuesday: Back
    Wednesday: Legs
    Thursday: Shoulders / Abs:
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: Arms
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    hey man, nice stack!...but u might wanna move this thread over to the Review/Log section
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    How can I do this?
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    Day 7
    Legs
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    Squat
    15 x 88 (W.U.)
    12 x 132
    10 x 155
    11 x 177

    Leg Press
    12 x 121
    10 x 132
    8 x 154

    Ham Curls
    15 x 33
    12 x 44
    10 x 55
    8 x 77

    Calf Raises
    20 x 66 (W.U.)
    12 x 132
    10 x 154
    8 x 176

    Diet:
    Protein: 200g (I couldn't reach my goal of at least 250g)
    Carbs: 200g
    Fats: 70g

    Consideration:
    Probably not one of my best days but the pump was good. Since the start and the little changes in the diet I haven't noticed anything great. Let's see.
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    Day 8

    Off Day

    250mg AA in the morning
    375mg AA at 6PM
    375mg AA at 12PM (i plan)

    I split the XFactor for today in this manner because of the not favorable school day.
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    Day 9
    Arms
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    Preacher Curls
    15 x 40 (W.U.)
    12 x 62
    10 x 71
    6 x 84

    Lying Triceps Extensions
    20 x 40
    12 x 62
    10 x 80
    6 x 97

    Dumbbell Curls
    10 x 29
    10 x 29
    8 x 33

    One-arm Dumbbell Extensions
    10 x 29
    10 x 29
    6 x 33

    Straight-Bar Pushdowns
    12 x 88
    10 x 99
    8 x 110

    21's
    21 x 22
    21 x 22
    21 x 22

    Diet:
    Protein: 250g
    Carbs: 300g
    Fats: 70g

    I took as usual two 250mg servings of XFactor. Because of a two-day clubbing it wasn't a great workout. Just 4 hours of sleep. But, the pump was even more impressive than last time I did arms. No particular strength gains yet. Today is day 9 probably the next week I will see some improvement on the strength department. Also I think a Activate Xtreme will definitively help on strength gains. Just 3 weeks ago I ended an Activate (Original) cycle with good improvements. I hope the Xtreme version be even more powerful.
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    Day 10
    Shoulders
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    I trained lightly at home because the gym is closed Sunday and I couldn't train shoulders during the week. High Reps, short rest periods.

    Lateral Raises
    15 x 12
    15 x 12
    12 x 22
    10 x 25

    Bent Rear Raises
    15 x 12
    15 x 12
    15 x 12

    Front Raises
    15 x 12
    15 x 12
    12 x 22
    12 x 22

    Diet
    Protein: 250g
    Carbs: 400g
    Fats: 80g
    Upped a bit carbs mainly because of the usual cheat meal (lunch) of Sunday. We cook a lot of foods and is the only meal that all the family has together. It's a kind of an event.

    Consideration:
    I'm taking XF like normal off days, split in 4 doses of 250mg AA each. I couldn't really tell about todays' workout because I couldn't use heavy reps.

    Till now I have gained a 4lb in total and as it looks it seem lean mass. Yet no strength gains. Let's see the second full week.
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    I just weighted out. 184lb (+ 6lb) without the minimal change in bodyfat. This is spectacular. Only on Day 10.
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    DAY 11
    Chest
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    Incline Smith Presses
    20 x 66
    12 x 110
    10 x 141
    8 x 164

    Bench Press
    15 x 88
    12 x 133
    10 x 154
    7 x 177

    Incline Flyes
    10 x 29
    10 x 29
    9 x 33

    Dips
    10
    10
    10

    Cable Crossovers
    15 x 22
    10 x 33
    15 x 22 (Very short rest periods)

    Diet:
    Protein: 280g
    Carbs: 320g
    Fat: 80g

    Todays power was higher than normal. Though, I expected to lift more on the first exercise I used a lot of weight on bench press (being the second exercise is a lot for my norms). As from day 1 pump was great. Took 2 servings 1 hour before workout, 5g Creatine and 50g/50g Whey/Carbs. Nice workout.
  

  
 

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