I'm kicking the New Year off with a fat-scorching Sponsored Recomp thanks to the generosity of SirSavage and Avant Research! With a bottle of each and -Ultra, their topical fat-loss agents, I'll be bringing my six-pack back into existence.
So, what are these fine products?
is a combination of Glycerrhettinic Acid, , , and Synephrine in Avant's proprietary topical carrier.
Glycerrhetinic Acid, the most novel active in the compound, is backed by solid research for it's percutaneous lipolytic effects, which are augmented by the inclusion of 's other, more tried-and-true ingredients.
Details on Napalm's research base can be found HERE and is very informative.
Lipoderm-Ultra is more stimulant focused than Napalm; it's primary actives are and Caffeine, and lesser ingredients include ALCAR, Synephrine and SesaThin.
With localized application however, neural and mental affects of these stimulants should be limited, if noticeable at all. For a stim-sensitive guy like me, that is a definite plus, especially considering the other, systemic stims I'll be incorporating later on in this log.
- I will be alternating between Napalm and Lipo in two-week cycles; two weeks using one, two weeks using the other, for approximately 6 weeks, or until the bottles run out.
- Both products will be applied to my stomach and obliques at their max prescribed dosage for the entire log.
- Applications will always follow a shower taken post-workout.
- I will track bodyweight, waist circumference and visual appearance over this time, including periodic pictures for your own evaluation.
My Starting Stats:
Weight: 244lb as of this morning
Waist: 39" on an empty stomach
Some Current PRs:
Squat - 400x2
Deadlift - 500x3
Bench - 335x3
My Training Routine:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday are Lifting Days, everything else are active recovery days. On 3 active recovery days of my choice I 30-45mins of Fasted Moderate-Pace Cardio in the AM and a bodyweight, metabolic circuit in the PM.
Lifting Days consist of 2 Total Body Training Sessions: An AM Session focusing on strength and functional-hypertrophy, and a PM Session, focusing on pure hypertrophy. Each lifting day provides approximately 12sets per major movement group in the form of: 3 Pushes, 3 Pulls, 3 Lower Body, 3 Arm Movements. Calves are additionally worked during PM Sessions.
I will be using a Carb Cycling approach, with Mon and Wed being Mod Carb days, Fri being a High Carb day and everything else being a Low Carb Day.
An Example Meal Plan for a Lifting Day:
Breakfast: 2pcs Ezekiel Toast, 1/2 Cup Berries, 2scps Whey Protein, 1 Cup 1% Milk, 1 large cup of Coffee
Meal 2: Post-AM Workout: 40-50g Carbs as Whole-Wheat Pasta or Sweet Potatoes or Beans, Veggies of Choice, ~50g Protein from Lean Meat.
Meal 3: 36g of Healthy fat of Choice, 10g of Carbs as Fibrous Veggies, ~50g Protein from Lean Meat
Meal 4: Same as Meal 3
Meal 5: Post-PM Workout: Same as Meal 3
Meal 6: Same as Meal 3
90mg of Forskolin, taken in 30mg doses throughout the day; will be increased weekly to a maximum of 150mg daily.
12g , in 4g doses with meals 1, 3 and 6
1400mg , as 700mg parachuted twice daily
Pre: 1scoop , 2g VitC, 15g EAA, 5
Intra: 1scoop , 25g BCAA, 50g Carbs, 1g VitC
Post: 50g Whey Protein, 50g Carbs
Pre: 1scoop Essentials, 2g VitC, 20g EAA, 1/2scoop , 5 Neovar, 35g Carbs
Intra: 1/2scoop Assault, 1g VitC, 25g BCAA, 35g Carbs
Post: 25g Whey Protein, 3 Cups Milk, 28g Carbs
Pre-Bed: on Lifting Days, on Recovery Days
Supplementation will be changing as this log progresses, I am simply waiting for my NP order to arrive. When it does, I will provide an update to my regimen.
Maintain weight and drop bodyfat; i.e body recomposition. I am gaining strength and size steadily, but have accumulated some adiposity which I would like to nip in the bud before it gets out of hand. I am unwilling, however, to lose any of the strength and or lean mass which I gained and am taking a lot a measures to ensure maintenance.
Thank you for joining along - I'll be posting my first day's update tonight and pics either tonight or tomorrow, depending on my energy.
Let's burn some fat!!!