A Ranger's Journey:Codename: Thunder V.2
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First off, I want to say thank you to the Omega Sport’s Team for allowing me to run this supplement. I will be using this pre workout and on Off days for a mid afternoon pick-me-up. My goals over the next 3-4 weeks will be kept simple: To add strength/explosiveness and to Recomp as much as possible. My expectations are high. I do want to find a pre workout supplement that does not fry my CNS, cause jitters and/or heart flutters, and most importantly - cause a hard crash. I’ve tried an abundance of pre workout supplements over the years. In my opinion, the market is flooded with enough Kool-Aid and Caffeine mixes on the market, so I am always skeptical at first.
Stats: 6’1 / 204 lbs / 10-11% BF
Training Experience: I have been extremely active since I was a kid; however, I didn’t start using the gym until I was 19 (directly after BC).
Diet: I will not breakdown my macros here; however, I will list what I eat on a daily basis and the total calories for each updated day.
Some sample meals are…
Meal 1 - 1 cup Egg Whites / 1 and ½ Cup Oats / ½ Apple / 64oz H2O / Coffee (Decaf while using Ultima)
Meal 2 - ¼ Cup Almonds / 2 scoops of ATW Protein w/ 32oz H2O / ½ Apple
Meal 3 - Tuna and/or Chicken / ½ Cup Honey Dew / Broccoli (or other Vegetable) / 32oz H2O / TROT Tea
Meal 4- ¼ Cup Almonds / 1 and ½ Cup Oats and PB w/ Protein mixed / 32oz H2O
Meal 5 - Chicken (or Fish) / Vegetable of the day / ½ Sweet Potato / ½ Pear (or fruit of the day) / 32oz H2O
Meal 6 - 2 scoops of ON SD-Whey w/ water / 4 caps BCAA
* Meals are an example and are not set in concrete; however, it is the blueprint for the day. I will note any changes for the day in my updates, and the total calories. I do not cheat, but I will occasionally have a sugar free Jello serving… because there is always room for Jello.
Routine: This is my training schedule for the next 5 weeks. I just came off of a Hybrid-CrossFit routine that was set-up from one of the originators of CrossFit. The routine was specially designed for me after my last reconstructive surgery. I can’t post the routine per request of my trainer. I will not go into detail, but I am not as I use to be. After being severely wounded in , there are several things that I cannot do any longer; however, I make up for it with different exercises. I train for over-all health and strength. I am not a Body Builder, but a fitness fanatic. You will not hear me complain about my disability; although, I will use it to fuel me to push forward. The “sand” took what I relied on my entire life, but with technology and drive, I am upright and looking forward with fire in my soul. Ranger’s lead the way!
Monday - Back & Shoulders w/ 45 minutes of sprint laps in the pool.
Tuesday - Legs (quads, hamstrings, calves) w/ 30 minutes of HIIT cardio before hand on Elliptical.
Wednesday - Strictly pool - 5 x 50m sprint freestyle (rest with 20 seconds), 5 x 100m sprints -- any stroke (rest 40-60 seconds)
Thursday - Chest & Core (No cardio)
Friday - Biceps & Triceps w/ 30 minutes of cruise cardio (open)
Saturday - Depending on what week it is, I cycle with my riding group. I will note the mile on that day. (25, 50, 75, 100 - Off 5th week)
Sunday - Off
* Workouts are subject to change. I will note any changes in my updates. Sets and reps will be noted as well.
Several factors that I will be focusing on:
- Mental Alertness
- Feeling during and after dose (including any crashes)
- Overall Cognitive
* Please note that any other factors that you may want to know, just ask and I will try my best to review the said aspect or concern.
Pictures: To be posted within the first week.
I will provide before and after pictures. This is primarily to see if I can obtain any Recomp benefits from this supplement. It’s a great way to track progress as well.
With that being said - Let’s get this underway!
* Any questions and/or comments are welcomed.