Non-Stim 8 week Transformation Log
- 03-20-2011, 12:15 AM
Non-Stim 8 week Transformation Log
Whats up guys
I recently hit up nattyd on facebook for the opportunity to log some PES supplements, and he hooked me up with 8 weeks worth of Erase & Shift! I received the bottles today, so its time for the transformation to begin....starting tomorrow. For now ill give you all the information.
Weight - 195
Height - 5'10"
Body fat - Not sure, but too high.
As of tomorrow, ill be restricting my caloric intake to ~2000 calories. Typically I follow a ratio of 20:1 for low carb to carb meals, ill be bumping it up to about 25:1. Ill post the exact outline for my food intake down to the last almond if anyone cares to see it, otherwise ill leave it at that.
NattyD initially requested that I dose 4 shift/day and 3 erase/day, but since i want both to last the full 8 weeks, ill dose as follows:
Morning: 1 SHIFT, 1 ERASE
Afternoon: 1 SHIFT, 1 ERASE
Night: 1 SHIFT, 1 ERASE
I am adamant about not following a cardio routine when i diet down. Every time ive followed a steady cardio routine i end up losing too much LBM in the process. Cardio will only be added if i hit a significant fat loss plateau.
I'm just coming off another GVT routine with great success, and im switching back into a more basic weight lifting template. I plan on following a non-linear periodization routine, where each time i make it through my split, the rep ranges change. For those not familiar, ill be alternating between the 4-6, 8-10, and 12-15 rep max ranges on each subsequent workout for a given body part. My split will be as follows:
Day 1 - Chest/Shoulders/ Triceps
Day 2 - Legs
Day 3 - off
Day 4 - Back/ Biceps
Day 5 - off
Day 6 - Repeat Day 1
Fish oil (10 grams)
5000 IU D3
R-ala (During carb meal)
I think I've covered everything, but if I'm missing any pertinent information, please let me know.
- 03-20-2011, 12:16 AM
- 03-20-2011, 12:32 AM
Looking good, I just got my erase and alpha t2 I'm planning to run 8 weeks myself at 3 caps each so ill be right with you.
03-20-2011, 12:34 AM
03-20-2011, 12:50 AM
Getting Back To Work It started off as my workout log to document my progress, I will use only PES products and protein for 8 weeks then continue my workout log till I complete my goals.
03-20-2011, 12:53 AM
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03-20-2011, 01:00 PM
As for this: "I am adamant about not following a cardio routine when i diet down. Every time ive followed a steady cardio routine i end up losing too much LBM in the process. Cardio will only be added if i hit a significant fat loss plateau." That's fine, since cardio is not required for fat loss. However, just so you know, the reason you lose lean body mass when you add cardio in is because you add cardio in AND cut calories - you only need to do one or the other to get a caloric deficit, and doing both if not used to it only makes that deficit greater.
On another note, both you and WhatsaRoid are going to enjoy your stacks
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03-21-2011, 02:31 PM
I've edited my original post to include my other supplementation. I'll post a log update by today or tomorrow, so far nothing significant enough to update about. I'll have at least 1 significant log update a week.
03-21-2011, 08:49 PM
03-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Are you going to save posting the before pictures till later on ?
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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.
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- "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"
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