Non-Stim 8 week Transformation Log
- 04-13-2011, 08:26 PM
- 04-18-2011, 03:25 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, 03:27 PM
04-18-2011, 03:31 PM
04-18-2011, 04:43 PM
04-20-2011, 07:24 PM
New picture coming soon.
04-20-2011, 08:18 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, 08:46 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, 01:13 AM
04-21-2011, 01:21 AM
04-21-2011, 01:54 PM
I've edited the last updates picture to be a side-by-side comparison.
04-24-2011, 07:23 PM
04-24-2011, 10:57 PM
04-25-2011, 08:56 AM
have you had any side effects from Shift? How many ERASE per day are you currently taking?
04-25-2011, 10:39 AM
04-25-2011, 10:45 AM
increased body temperature? How noticeable is this? are you sweating when not working out a lot. I read about the night sweats but what about during the day?
04-25-2011, 11:23 AM
04-26-2011, 08:35 AM
Awesome transformation thus far!
05-03-2011, 12:38 AM
That's awesome progress dude, makes me want to crack open my bottle of shift right now. I'm on my 2nd day of erase and was going to start shift next week, but looking at your results it may be sooner
05-03-2011, 12:43 AM
The majority of fat burners on the market are loaded with so much stuff that feeling like garbage is inevitable for me. With this stack I actually have enough "mental currency" to focus on the things that matter (diet & training) and can let the supplement do its work.
If you decide to start your shift early, dose at 4 caps a day. I noticed the most rapid body composition switch when i bumped it to 4.
05-03-2011, 12:54 AM
Just noticed that was your first post, welcome to AM bro.
05-03-2011, 01:10 AM
Oh thanks dude, I was looking for more info on PES supps as I just started using erase. Wanted to make sure I was using it correctly and what not and I used google and ended up at AM. A question I have is would be stacking ec+erase/shift going over board? I'm currently on ec+erase. I used ec last month then took a week off and just started back up again Sunday with my first dose of erase. Thanks again dude
05-03-2011, 01:28 AM
I dont see that stack being overboard at all, if anything it will significantly enhance results. The great thing about Shift is that it can be stacked with any stimulant based fat burning product, EC being one of them. Erase works via a different mechanism, so possible drug interaction there wont be an issue.
Overall i feel like that stack should produce excellent results. Have you thought about logging it?
05-03-2011, 08:57 AM
05-03-2011, 10:43 AM
It's alright man.
You can dose erase 1/1/1 or 2am/1pm if you like, I don't feel that you would notice a difference either way.
Since youll be dosing the ec morning and afternoon most likely, id take shift 1/1/2, that way when the stims are at their lowest in your system the shift will be at it's highest.
05-03-2011, 10:48 AM
Cool I'll try that out and see how it works, thanks for the help. I'll be following your progress as well dude, keep up the hard work the results are definitely showing.
05-03-2011, 10:52 AM
05-03-2011, 11:51 AM
Re Erase and Shift (inclusive of EC):
Dose 1 (first thing upon waking on an empty stomach) - EC + 1 cap Erase + 1 cap SHIFT
Dose 2 (6-8 hours post-Dose 1) - EC + 1 cap Erase + 1 cap SHIFT
Dose 3 (15-60 minutes pre-bed) -1 cap Erase + 1 cap SHIFT
Erase and Shift doses can be taken with or without food - if you have your EC doses with them, then you might want to wait ~60 minutes before eating, or have your EC doses an hour before your Erase and Shift doses, and have those with food. Experiment to see what you prefer.
Do not exceed 4 capsules of Erase or 4 capsules of SHIFT in any 24-hour period.
You can read more on PES stacks in the PES Product Manual.
05-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Thanks for the input Rosie, so far this is what I've been dosing at:
First thing in the am (i workout at 7am 3days a week, 6pm the other 2)-
Ec (Bronkaid+pre workout)
Second dose (usually 4-5 hours later)
Third dose (around 9pm)
Pre bed (around 10-1030 pm)
Melatonin if I feel I need it.
Does this look ok? I'll be adding shift next week.
05-03-2011, 01:08 PM
05-03-2011, 04:29 PM
It's odd, and I certainly wouldn't recommend dosing EC so close to going to bed - unless it does not affect your ability to sleep.
My recommendations re dosing do not change (added in Dose 3 in post #68, since I accidentally labeled Dose 2 as Dose 3) and I would do this instead (I don't think you need to dose EC thrice - twice is enough):
6am - EC + 1 cap Erase + 1 cap Shift
12-2pm - EC + 1 cap Erase + 1 cap Shift
10-10.30pm - 1 cap Erase + 1 cap Shift
05-03-2011, 04:41 PM
Ok cool thank you, I'll definitely try out the schedule you listed. I recently went to working split mornings/nights. I previously worked strictly mornings so the dosing schedule is some what new to me. Options you listed definitely seem better then what my schedule was. Thanks again
05-03-2011, 04:55 PM
05-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Damnn Rosie, I'm digging the new avatar.
05-04-2011, 09:49 PM
05-04-2011, 10:16 PM
05-04-2011, 10:58 PM
I just found a bunch of old pictures of myself from around 3 or so years ago, I might throw them in here for the lulz.
Wait until you see how i had my hair.
05-10-2011, 10:24 PM
Alright guys its been awhile since ive updated, so i figured id fill you in on things as this log comes to a close.
The effects seemed to taper off into a plateau, until I examined my legs more often. My quadriceps & hamstrings area are noticeably leaner than before, which I feel Erase is mostly responsible for. In Biosignature, high quad & hamstring skin fold vs the triceps is a sign of high estrogen. I'm hypothesizing that the AI properties of Erase caused enough of a decline in E for my body to begin changing this.
I dont think ive mentioned it yet, but libido is definitely elevated. Im surprised about this, because being on such a caloric deficit usually squashes mine. Erase gets two thumbs up in regards to this, in my opinion.
05-10-2011, 11:59 PM
05-11-2011, 08:34 AM
solid stuff in here so far. can't wait for pics (no homo )