REDuction + Lean FX + Extras...
- 11-17-2008, 04:23 PM
REDuction + Lean FX + Extras...
Today is Day 1. Will post all the details tonight but was bored at work so I figured I'd get this thing going.
-Approx 200ish lbs (will get 1st day weight at gym tonight)
-Approx 13-14% bf
-I've been lifting seriously for about 3 years. Moved to Vegas in January and with the move, new job, etc. my training was put on the back-burner. I've been lifting hard for the past few months and am getting close to where I was before moving.
-Controlled Labs REDuction
-Anabolic Xtreme Lean FX
-Designer Supplements Activate Xtreme
-Core ABC (this is technically a new one to me but I've taken Xtend off and on for the past year and a half)
-I follow a modified Westside routine geared towards strength and mass gains.
-Will post up workouts as I do them.
-Mon = ME Upper
-Wed = ME Lower
-Fri = RE Upper
-Sat = RE Lower
-That's the basic outline but the days may change depending on work, life, etc.
-But I lift 4 days a week. And usually do cardio twice a week on the elliptical or treadmill.
-Little carbs, lots of protein and healthy fat
-Protein sources: chicken, eggs, whey, turkey
-Fat sources: almonds, natty PB, egg yolk
-Carbs: only coming from grapefruit, broccolli, spinach. Trace carbs coming from some of the marinades I use. Very little though, 4 or less carbs.
-Calories are around 2700 or so. Don't measure exactly. I mainly judge it by how quickly I lose the weight and if strength suffers.
-Maintain or even gain strength
I'll be measuring results based on the scale, mirror, and strength on lifts. I most likely will not take measurements but may see if I can get my BF tested at the gym tonight.
I should probably mention that this is an Unsponsored Log.
Anyways, looking forward to seeing some results!
Feel free to follow along and ask any questions!
- 11-18-2008, 01:10 AM
BW+20x3 + BWx3
-Seated Military Press
75x8 + 4
-Standing DB Curls
35x8 + 4
-Felt pretty good in the gym.
-Wasn't impressed with bench but other lifts felt strong.
-Nice pump and good energy throughout entire workout. Just wanted to keep going.
-199.5 lbs (preworkout)
-Weight is taken around 6pm so it's not as accurate as taking first thing in the AM. But should help track progress.
-Probably too early to make any claims... but I did have good energy throughout the day and felt strong in the gym. Good pump and vascularity.
-What's the best way to dose Lean FX? I read on the website to take one upon waking and one immediatly postworkout. I workout at night. Where would the best place be to take the 3rd dose?
- 11-18-2008, 01:13 AM
Here's the Westside program I've been following for quite a while now:
-Bench Press: 1x3 100% ME, 2x3 >90% 3RM
-CG Chin-up: 4X5-6
-Military Press: 3x5-6
-Pendlay Row: 4x5-6
-Lying Extensions: 3x10-15
-Standing DB Curls: 3x10-15
-Deadlift: 1x3 100% ME, 2x3 >90% 3RM
-Front Squat: 4x5
-Reverse Hypers: 3x8-12
-Cable Laterals: 2x10-15
-Incline DB: 3x8
-Wide Grip Pullup/Lat Pulldown: 4x8-12
-Seated Rows: 4x8-12
-Tri PD: 3x10-15
-Preacher Curls: 3x10-15
-Reverse Hypers: 3x8-12
-Cable Laterals: 2x10-15
11-18-2008, 01:14 AM
Another question for you guys, I took a few pics tonight and am wondering how to post them in the thread. Any help is appreciated!
11-18-2008, 05:45 AM
Along for the ride!
You can "attach" the pics via the thread, or post them on "imageshack.us" and link us from there!
11-18-2008, 10:32 AM
11-18-2008, 06:35 PM
Forgot to mention I'm taking CL Green Magnitude. I've taken it in the past so I know what to expect from it.
Will get the pics up tonight when I get home
11-18-2008, 06:54 PM
11-18-2008, 08:47 PM
11-18-2008, 08:50 PM
11-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Best of luck with your cycle, man.
11-19-2008, 02:20 AM
11-19-2008, 02:29 AM
OFF DAY FROM TRAINING
-This is actually my 3rd full day of AX. I bought the bottle a couple months ago and tried using it. But after a couple days on the full dose I had what looked like an allergic reaction. So I stopped taking it. Had the bottle sitting in my cupboard for a while and figured I'd give it a go again. This time I started with 2 pills for a couple days, then 3 pills for a couple days, then the full 4 pills. I've made sure to take the pills with meals. Haven't had any problems doing it this way. I have no idea if the reaction was due to AX but stopped taking it just in case.
-Felt good all day. Felt positive, confident, happy. Maybe too early to attribute this to the supps but regardless I had a good day.
-Nearly slept through my alarm this morning. (REDuction?)
-Hungry all day. Seems my metabolism is working quite nice
ME LOWER tomorrow! Bring on the deads...
11-19-2008, 02:36 AM
FYI, my dosing schedule....
-2 AM REDuction
-1 Lean FX
-1 AX (non-workout days)
-Lean FX (non-workout days)
-2 AX (approx 1 hour before gym)
-1 Lean FX
-1 Lean FX
30 minutes before bed:
-2 PM REDuction
I'm not sure I'm dosing the AX and Lean FX optimally. Anybody got some input? I've read that a lot of people have had good results with the 2 AX prior to working out. And the Anabolic Xtreme website mentions to take 1 dose upon waking and 1 immediately post-workout. I kind of threw in the other doses when I felt they made sense. Any input is appreciated!
11-19-2008, 09:36 AM
The best times to take AX are first thing in the morning and pre-workout. First thing in the morn is when Test levels are the highest (and like 98% taken up by SHBG). Before a work is a no brainer: that's when the test levels make a big difference on your performance.
Lean FX is great first thing in the morning. Your body has been in a semi-fasted state, cortisol is about to be produced as you wake up and start moving around. The additional ingredients (i.e. Cha de bugre and Aneurin-DBE) will freaking wake your ass up! Post workout is again a good time to take, as the body starts producing cortisol while you work out to give you more energy. Taking post-workout will put a damper on it when you're finished. Other than that, so long as you are just getting your doses in throughout the day, you are good to go. You could also time your doses around more stressful times of your day, such as work, etc. With the holidays coming up, you might dose it before going shopping.... or making an attempt to drive across town within a reasonable time.
11-19-2008, 01:11 PM
The combo of REDuction and Lean FX in the morning has definitely been a nice energy boost. Nice and smooth energy.
11-20-2008, 01:24 AM
-Felt pretty good in the gym. I was a little tired so my energy was a bit lower than usual. Will be getting to bed earlier tonight.
-Deads were a little hard. Grip strength seems to be the issue. I don't use chalk, gloves, straps, etc. Need to work on grip!
-Energy and mood was good throughout the day. I've been in a really good mood all week. Focus has been better at work as well.
-I was extremely hungry today! I eat all day but still seem to be hungry.
-I've noticed a couple pimples here and there. I tend to get a few pimples every once in a while, so far it's hard to tell if it's from AX.
Will be lifting tomorrow instead of Friday. I have a work thing going on Friday night. So I'll post another update tomorrow night!
11-20-2008, 10:22 AM
Woke up this morning with an extremely dry mouth. I drink about a gallon of water a day, will up that to see if that helps.
Super tired this morning, took my REDuction AM and Lean FX and now I'm ready to go! I'm really enjoying the energy it's giving me. It's very smooth, no jitters or anything.
11-20-2008, 11:55 AM
most stimulants tend to have a slight diuretic effect, so you might look into increasing your water intake.
11-20-2008, 08:17 PM
11-21-2008, 01:03 AM
I've been sleeping really well. Almost too well... I feel a little groggy in the morning but after AM and Lean FX I'm ready to go.
11-21-2008, 01:37 AM
80x7 + 50x5
-Widegrip Pullups (Done on assisted pullup machine, I actually like this better. Allows me to use really strict form)
BW-60x8 + BW-70x4
-Tri Pushdowns (Rope)
-Preacher Curls (Done leaning over the opposite side of the preacher bench using a flat BB, not EZ Bar. Kinda hard to explain the lift. But it really hits my biceps hard.)
55x8 + 55x6 Standing
-Pretty intense workout. Nice pump throughout upper body and some vascularity. The pump was nice since I'm not on any NO supps and am eating virtually no carbs.
-Energy and focus was really good. Didn't want to leave the gym.
-Hunger was crazy again today! But I'm not having cravings. Just always hungry.
-Felt pretty warm after taking the AX preworkout. Noticed this yesterday too. It wasn't uncomfortable or anything, just a little warmer than usual.
-Little bit of acne but nothing unusual yet.
-Mood has been really good the past few days.
Off day tomorrow. Will be in the gym Saturday for RE LOWER.
11-21-2008, 05:20 AM
11-21-2008, 01:55 PM
11-22-2008, 08:46 PM
Days 5 & 6:
-I'm noticing that my face has been a bit oilier than normal. Test increasing?
-Alpha Male seems to be kicking in. I've caught myself getting pretty frustrated at bad drivers lately lol. Usually I don't really care.
-I feel very motivated as well. I don't like taking off days. I just wanna lift!
-Diet has been very clean since Day 1.
-Will weigh myself Monday. But just by looking in the mirror I appear a bit leaner.
-Today was an unscheduled off day. I'm moving today's workout to tomorrow.
11-24-2008, 01:36 AM
-Energy was really low at the gym today. But still managed to add some weights/reps to lifts.
-Very little rest between sets on Squats and SLDL.
-Sweated a bit more than usual.
-Noticing a little more acne. Nothing major, just a couple here and there.
-Haven't noticed an increase in libido.
-Alpha Male is starting to kick in. A little more aggression. More confident and less anxious.
-Did some hiking earlier in the day for my cardio (reason I was pretty tired).
ME UPPER tomorrow! Looking forward to increasing that bench
11-24-2008, 08:12 AM
11-24-2008, 12:51 PM
11-24-2008, 07:19 PM
It's been a rough day at work. Looking forward to taking out some of the aggression at the gym tonight
11-25-2008, 01:30 AM
-CG Chin Ups
+25x4 + BWx3
135x5 (Form was much better this time)
75x7 + 3 (Not really sure what happened here???)
-Standing DB Curls
40x8 + 4
BLUE equals any lift that increased since last Monday.
-Lots of blue! Most lifts went up since last ME Upper workout. I'm pretty impressed especially considering the lower carbs and calories I've been eating the past week.
-Vascularity was more prominent today at the gym.
-I think I wore myself out before Lying Extensions. Just couldn't get anymore reps out.
-It was a long, stressful day at work so energy was pretty low but still managed a great workout.
-Actually got a nice pump today
Weight: 198.5 -1 lb
FYI, I've been dosing Lean FX 1 upon waking, 1 with 3rd meal, and 1 post workout or with 5th meal on non-workout days. And 1 AX with 1st meal, 2 pre-workout and one with last meal. Or 4 spaced evenly throughout the day on non-workout days.
11-26-2008, 10:39 AM
Not much new to report today. DOMS are pretty bad in legs. Which surprises me since I lifted them on Sunday and take Core ABC daily. I'm hoping that won't affect today's lower body workout. I'm feeling a lot leaner in the midsection and am noticing more vascularity, even last night on my off day I could see more vains in my shoulders and arms. I'm thinking if I were bulking or following a diet with some complex carbs those vains would definitely be showing.
Looking forward to deads tonight!
11-27-2008, 02:43 PM
-Really good workout. Deads felt a little easier than last week even though I increased them by 10lbs.
-Energy and focus were good in the gym.
-DOMS were still present in lower body. Front squats were tough. Probably could have went a bit heavier had it not been for the DOMS.
-Need to do more cardio! I hate cardio and tend to put it off. Will try and get a few sessions in each week.
-Pre-Thanksgiving Weight: 197.7 lbs
Don't plan on completely stuffing my face today but will not be watching macros or anything. I'm considering this my cheat meal/day
Will be in the gym tomorrow for some cardio and RE Upper.
11-28-2008, 08:31 AM
11-28-2008, 08:19 PM
Nice job on the deads, bro.
12-01-2008, 10:54 AM
Haven't updated in a bit. It's been a busy weekend with Thanksgiving/family. I'll get my last couple workouts posted sometime today once I get caught up on some work.
12-02-2008, 12:55 AM
150x9 + 120x3
-Tri Cable Pushdowns
80x9 + 70x3
-Really starting to notice a strength increase. I've been upping nearly all lifts while still managing to cut a little weight.
12-02-2008, 01:15 AM
-Lotsa BLUE again!
12-02-2008, 01:18 AM
12-02-2008, 01:32 AM
Finally caught up!
-Standing DB Curls
35x12 <--- Forgot a couple reps haha
40x9 + 3
Weight: 198.0 lbs (-1.5 lbs)
-Weight is going down, yet lifts are going up. I'm thinking the loss of 1.5 lbs is a bit misleading. I imagine I'm gaining a bit of lean mass while shedding some fat.
-Energy and focus were good in the gym today.
-Pumps and vascularity have been good as well. Which I'm happy with seeing as I'm not eating much carbs at all.
-Upped AX to 5 pills today. We'll see how that works out for me.
-I'm really liking REDuction and Lean FX together. They give you good energy without the crash of some stimulants.
*Forgot to mention that after the past 3 workouts I've spent about 12 minutes on the treadmill each day. Just a quick walk with an incline of 11. Figured I'd add in a bit more cardio to see if I can lose a bit more fat.
12-02-2008, 06:03 AM
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