Non-Stim 8 week Transformation Log
- 03-22-2011, 06:32 PM
- 03-22-2011, 09:31 PM
03-26-2011, 12:51 AM
So its been a few days since ive started this stack, figured id give you guys a quick update.
I dont have anything spectacular to report as of yet. I'm feeling a little leaner which i attribute to the drying effect of Erase, possibly dropped a couple pounds of water. The diet is going according to plan, and im actually finding it a little easier this time around. Usually during the first week or two of reduced intake my appetite is screaming, but this time i feel like i could easily miss a meal if i wasn't so attuned to my scheduling.
I was considering taking a progress picture on the end of week 4 and posting the before-midway point. That way we can see what one bottle of each has the potential to do with a decent diet and hard work. I'll keep you all updated as this continues.
03-26-2011, 02:05 PM
04-08-2011, 11:15 PM
So I've been on this stack for a little while now, and its definitely kicking in. Im looking significantly more dry, and ive definitely lost a few lbs of fat. No sides to speak of except for slightly sore joints.
Stay tuned for the midway progress pictures.
04-09-2011, 12:14 PM
04-13-2011, 07:27 PM
Update (With starting and current pics)
Alright so this cut has been going pretty well, figured id show you guys my embarrassing beginning as well as my current progression. I always seem to get wayy over fat during the holiday season, and its until i take a few pictures do i realize it.
The left picture is right before starting this stack, the right picture is ~3 weeks in. I realize i have some gyno, it was caused by being fat/overweight during puberty, not by anabolics.
On a side note, ive recently increased my shift dosage to 4 caps a day. It seems things really kicked up once i bumped the dose.
04-13-2011, 08:09 PM
04-13-2011, 08:52 PM
04-13-2011, 08:56 PM
04-13-2011, 09:06 PM
- "It's most likely due to what I call the ''lean threshold.'' You see, there's a point (a certain body fat percentage) where you start to look lean (around 10% for most men). There's also a point where you start to look fat (around 18-20% for most men). Then in between you have a certain zone where you basically look the same; you aren't lean enough to look defined so you don't really have any muscle separation.
At that point, even if you gain a few pounds of fat, you won't visually see the difference. This is compounded by the fact that you're seeing yourself every day, so you might not notice the small changes in appearance. Most men won't be able to see a visual difference in muscularity between 13 and 16%. But if you're 200 pounds, going from 13 to 16% body fat can mean a six pound gain in fat!"
-Christian Thibaudeau "The truth about bulking"
04-13-2011, 09:12 PM
04-13-2011, 09:15 PM
04-13-2011, 09:18 PM
04-13-2011, 09:23 PM
04-13-2011, 09:26 PM
04-18-2011, 04:25 PM
Since ive bumped up my shift dose by an additional cap ive been getting some definite thermogenic sides. I was taking an additional cap at bedtime, and i noticed that doing so was causing some bad night sweats. These past few weeks its been in the 40s where i live, and i had to turn my AC on. Fat loss seems to be in overdrive, i feel like everyday i look noticeably leaner than the last.
****s definitely got real
04-18-2011, 04:27 PM
04-18-2011, 04:31 PM
04-18-2011, 05:43 PM
04-20-2011, 08:24 PM
04-20-2011, 09:18 PM
So I've changed a few things around since my last picture, which has made a significant improvement in a relatively short time-frame.
First, I have added a lot of supplemental training to my current routine. On off days, and on the nights of some training days, i have been doing Poliquins 6-12-25 dropsets. The total workload, as far as training goes, has been increased to ~6-7 hours a week. John Berardi has mentioned in a few articles that for impressive transformations exercise should be in that region.
Second, and not as big of a deal, i dropped calories ~100 a day.
The increase in Shift has me sweating a tremendous amount more, and i really believe its doing everything as described. In the past when ive bumped up my activity to a similar amount, i burn out quickly, and eventually sacrifice LBM. Judging by the way i currently feel, im speculating that the cortisol inhibition properties of Erase are also as described.
In this picture Ive been no carb for 7 days, so im especially dry.
04-20-2011, 09:46 PM
What works best for each individual re progress and results for their personal goals and needs is going to be individual to them, and no one can tell them what is the "ideal" time they need to spend training - they will discover this themselves in time, mostly through experimenting, trial and error, or under the guidance of a trainer who can adjust things based on progress made.
So, you increased exercise AND decreased calories - huge factors in your progress, complimented by the supplements. Keep your nutrition optimal for fat loss without going too low and there is no reason why you should lose any muscle mass.
All in all, great progress so far Keep it up!
04-21-2011, 02:13 AM
04-21-2011, 02:21 AM