Secrets to my future success: M-Stak and Cocoa Pebbles STACK
01-12-2009 08:27 PM
Secrets to my future success: M-Stak and Cocoa Pebbles STACK
THE NEW M-STAK FROM UNIVERSAL
AND.......COCOA PEBBLES FROM POST BREAKFAST CEREALS INC.
Hahahaha. I know I'm dramatic, what with them colors and sizings and all. But seriously. I'm gonna log this stuff. I look forward to it, too. It's my first time using "plant juice" or "bug juice" or whatever. I'm skeptical on that end. However, this is said to also be a "nutrient partitioner."
I've never used one of these partitioners, you know, like AP, P-Slin, bulk powders of banaba, etc. So let's see what's up with this. I'm gonna be consuming more cals than I have been as of late. Hence, the Cocoa Pebbles, among other things (rice pasta, sweet potato mash, extra protein, etc.). I'm taking me in a big bowl with my protein before/after workouts. Let's see what happens.
I'm back to full body three times per week. I'm gonna be doing 2-3 days of moderate cardio on off days as well. It'll be something like run/jog/non-pushup burpees for about a half hour or incline treadmill walks for an hour.
I do not focus on diet anymore. What I mean by that word "focus" is, is that I do not count every calorie I eat. I do not make "40/40/20" equations and whatnot. I do, however, from past experience, eat well. I wouldn't doubt that if I added up the macros, I would be following a 40/40/20 diet scheme on workout days, and likely a 50/30/20 scheme on recovery days.
Here's what I ate today for an example. Today was a workout day (first day I dosed M-Stak actually!):
M1: 1.5 scoops protein whey with 8 oz. skim milk
12 tsp. uncooked grits, 1 mini box raisins, 1/8 cup walnuts
M2: 1 can albacore tuna, 1/2 med. sweet potato, 1 cup beans, i corn cob
PRE: 1 scoop whey with 2 servings cocoa pebbles/8 oz. skim
POST: 1 scoop whey with 3 servings cocoa pebbles/8 oz. skim
M3: 2 servings rice/veggie pasta with tomato sauce/green pepper/onion/garlic/parmesan and 1 chicken breast and 1/2 cup beans
M4: 3 egg omelet with a small steak
BED: 1 serving plain yogurt
Multivitamin (Men's One-A-Day)
Vitamin Z (zinc hahah)
01-12-2009 08:36 PM
So today was good. I had my first day of classes today. I felt good about them. I had, between them, ate good food and used my time in a productive manner (i.e. cleaning house, selling old books, washing motorcycle....might have something to do with the pot of coffee/pot of green tea I downed
I took my M-Stak packet like it said to, just 45 minutes before training. Took it on an empty stomach. Then, just before leaving the house, I downed some WPI and some cereal. Hit the gym. Here's what I done today:
Full Body Day 1:
Dips 3x10x+40 LB. DB
Cable Rows 3x10x100 (old-timey machine. Consider the weight damn near doubled)
DB shoulder press 3x10x50,50,55
BB Curl 3x8x75
Overhead DB Ext. 3x10x45
Leg Raises 2x25
**All things chunked together were supersets.
Odd thing after I got done working out. Something I ain't felt in a looooooooooooooong while. I had an INSATIABLE appetite. I don't know if it was the M-Stak. But I was hungry. I must have just in the past 1.5 hours downed about 180g carbs with a good bit of protein. Hell, for the longest while, there'd been days where I'd be lucky to hit 180g carbs in a day.
I was HUNGRY today after workout. I hope that trend continues. I have no problem eating when I'm hungry. That's it for today. Nothing to report, except for possible hunger-inducing effect.
01-12-2009 08:52 PM
Sub'd.. nice addition with the cocoa pebbles lol.
01-12-2009 09:05 PM
I was looking back over this log, and when I saw my example diet today, I seen I failed to list that I'm to take in some flax/walnuts tonight. And I took in flax/walnuts with meal 2 as well.
Also, I will not be taking the red pill (stimulants) in the M-Stak. I prefer downing pots of green tea (I use leaves in my coffee maker).
I felt I had to mention the fats, so that no one is thinking, "Man, this dumbass doesn't eat ANY fat." Nah, I get in, I would wager about 55-60g a day, from egg yolks, meat fat, CLA, walnuts/flax.
Ok, seriously now, that is all. Hahaha.
01-12-2009 09:07 PM
Originally Posted by wrasslin116
Glad to have ya, m'man. I'm gonna log this stuff to the fullest. I just came off a power routine. And now this full body is geared back toward form/building. I'm uppin' the cals and seeing what happens. Let's see if them nutrients get partitioned.
01-12-2009 09:09 PM
Alright man looking forward to the results!
01-13-2009 07:34 PM
Advanced Muscle Science Rep
I have a few cans of this stashed away with some Test, cant wait to see results I might have to break them out..lol Give it hell Mani
01-13-2009 09:39 PM
Today was a cardio day. Nothing too major. Just kept at it for a solid half an hour. Did ten minutes on exercise bike briskly. Did ten minutes of non-pushup burpees, weightless squats, and varying knees-to-ground fly/"closegrip" pushups. Then did ten minutes of a cooldown with some incline treadmill walking.
Appetite, again, was strong before and after workout. My grits tasted like heaven. I like to put some raisins, walnuts, pumpkin pie spice, splenda, salt, and some "La Lechera" (sweetened milk syrup) in them. It's like eating chewed up pumpkin bread! (gross thought)
And after workout, I had me a baked sweet potato, and an 8 oz. steak. I seared the steak and then simmered it in tomato sauce, which consisted of, of course, tomato sauce, chunks, mince garlic, chopped onion/pepper, tabasco, black pepper, oregano, thyme, parsley, and parmesan. It was juicy and nice. I got so hungry I started rubbing the potato in the sauce and licking the plate. It may very well be this stuff inducing my pre/post-workout appetite.
Any comment from one of ya Universal reps on this hunger?
It for today, y'all. Night!
01-14-2009 05:35 PM
For sure. I'm gonna eat live chickens and bench crotchrockets, foo'!
Originally Posted by JOHNJESSICA20
01-14-2009 05:49 PM
Another full body workout. Quick and good. I'm likin' being back in the ol' perfect form/slow rep saddle. Here's what I done today:
DB bench 3x10x75,75, 85(7)
Upright Row 3x10x80,80,80
"Knee to Chest" Leg Sled 3x10x390, 420,420
Reverse EZ bar curl 3x10x60
Skulls EZ bar 3x10x60 (NICE burn with slow reps)
DB side bend 3x20x40 per side
Good energy today. Quick workout. Didn't have time to do much warmup/cooldown like I like to do, as the gym was closing in about 40 minutes when I stepped in the door. I got er' done though, m'friends.
The M-Stak is, from what I can tell, doing alright. I have had no adverse effects thus far. And the good effects I can note as of today are:
1. Increased appetite pre/post-workout.
2. Today, felt a twinge of motivation. Motivation was up. And it was not the stims (red pill) in the pack, as I'm not taking that one. We shall see!
Ate my cocoa pebbles, hahahhaha. One bowl (two servings before workout) and a HUGE bowl (about five servings post-workout). Had me some whey with it both times. I am now hungry again. Gonna go hit up this new BBQ place in town for some roast turkey and other things.
I must say that I am really liking the appetite this stuff gives me during the workout timeframe. This will hopefully help me add some weight, cause I'll eat til' my appetite is vanquished. Over and out for today. Tomorrow's cardio day. A light half hour, but still fun.
01-15-2009 09:19 PM
Quick cardio day today. Did me a half hour session. Really really wanted to do more, BUT I had to go to a night class. Like I said, the cardio is not too intense, since I'm not trying to lose weight. I simply do the cardio for health reasons. I like that moderate cardio can speed metabolism and keep m'flow all good.
Did ten brisk eliptical minutes. Did five minutes of non-pushup burpees supersetted with steam engines. Did 15 minutes on a brisk incline treadmill walk; had it set at 10% incline with a speed of 4.2 miles per hour. Got a few beads droppin' on the forehead and then hit the door. Just enough to stay healthy....
Appetite was big for my post-cardio meal. I'm thinkin' it has something to do with them -sterones and ginger mostly. I don't know, though, as I'm no scientist.
It for today. A real workout comes tomorrow. Deep/feet-damn-near-touching squats.
01-15-2009 09:25 PM
Man oh man. I couldn't find this log to save my life hahaha FTL!
Great start. Nice job with the Cocoa Pebbles. Did they come with any prizes inside?
01-15-2009 09:32 PM
Hahahaha. Yeah, I guess it's cause I don't have a lotta traffic in here right now. So the thread just kind of buries to the second page a lot. Anyways, the cereal, for the most part, is a funny.
Originally Posted by B Con
I just eat them pre/post-weight training. They're not a staple (unfortunately; I'd love to eat them 10 times a day and not get pudgy). I'll also likely find myself doing a weekend "mini-carb load" with them, too. Likin' this stuff so far.
01-15-2009 09:44 PM
Hunger is a common characteristic from supplementing with M-stak.
01-16-2009 05:53 PM
Energy was good today. Downed me some green tea in a cup/capsules before workout, y'know, to wash down my M-Stak. Ate my cereal and hit the gym. Here's today:
BB bench 3x10x120,140,160 (4 second negatives)
Lat Pulldowns 3x10x110,110,110 (again, old-timey machine. consider weight much heavier)
Standing BB press 3x10x100,100,100
Deepquad squats 3x10x205,205,205
Ham curls 3x10x50,50,50 (old-timey machine. heavy)
Seated Hammer curls 3x10x35, 35 (only pulled 8), 30
Weighted bench dips 3x10-12x+40,40,40
Leg raises 3x20
DB side bends 2x30x40
Did well today. Oh, I forgot to record my starting body weight. I started this log at 186 pounds. I will weigh myself next Friday. Let's see the weight I put on 2/3 of the way through this log.
Out for now, y'all. Ate my big ol' bowl of cereal, WPI, and vits. Gonna let that digest while I shower and get dressed. Then gonna eat. Then gonna RELAX. Decaf coffee and movies are a'callin'. Heh. It's not much a life, but it's mine and I like it!
01-18-2009 12:26 PM
Advanced Muscle Science Rep
Work-outs are lookn good...You like that cardio don't you? I dont do to much I just keep my weight training at high pace.
01-18-2009 12:39 PM
The BPS Rep
I was hoping you'd get picked for M-Stack, Manimal. I had to withdraw my app because I had agreed to do a Napalm/Lipoderm Ultra log like 6months ago and forgot about it, and they finally got the stuff to me right when thiis Log Opp was going down.
So I'll livin' vicariously through you on this one, man! And I'm envying me some Cocoa Pebbles right now...
01-18-2009 03:10 PM
Couldn't agree more here. I always eat like a horse on it.
Originally Posted by surive123
Looking good as always M. Hope you have a good weekend.
01-20-2009 03:54 PM
DAYS 5, 6, AND 7
Days 5 and 6 were off days. I was pretty well beat from last week, and I opted to not do much of anything, besides work. Sunday, however (day 6), I did some low intensity cardio. I hit 20 minutes of jumping jacks, situps, non-pushup burpees, steam engines. Did 100 reps of each. Ran in place for the remaining time, which wasn't much. Just to get some blood flow.
Anyhow, yesterday was good. I think I may have worked TOO hard. Friday, I will implement some variation to stay fresh, but it's still essentially the same routine. A bit of rep changing here and there is all. It's going to be a changing of reps/order of exercises. Anyways, here's what I did yesterday:
Cable Rows 4x8x110
DB shoulder press 3x10x50,55,55
DB O.H. Ext 3x10x50
(No corework. Did a bit on Sunday.)
So, that was pretty good for me. By the way, I don't want to just set a "weight gained" in body mass precedent for this log. I wanna have a comparative in performance as well. I'll keep this in mind, and if anything should strike me as outstanding in that department strengthwise, I'll note it at the end as well.
01-20-2009 04:02 PM
EDIT: I meant DAYS 6, 7, and 8
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