This log was born out of skepticism for USP Lab's. During my last PCT (6 weeks Hdrol and Furazadrol) I incorporated with many other supplements. To make a long story short, I made such good gains during my PCT, that I decided to utilized Prime in a singular fashion in order to evaluate its effectiveness.
Training: Hypertrophy Specific Training (HST)
If you are unfamiliar with HST, you need to find your repetition maximums for 15, 10 and 5. In short, I used repetition calculator for my maximums. I used 65% for 15s, 80% for 10s and 95% for 5s. Also, due to my schedule I life predominantly in the morning.
HST trains the whole body 3 times per week. I decided to take a somewhat aggressive approach and minimize off days by workout 1 on/1 off. Therefore repetition cycles shrank from 14 days to 12. As you will see below, I started working out 6 days a week during my 5 rep stage.
My 15 rep workouts (12 days) took 30-40 minutes. 1 working set per exercise. 10 rep workouts (12 days) took 50-70 minutes. Rest between sets and work sets (now approximately 2) have increased at this point. At this point I decided to split my workload over two days and add an extra day of rest. This would mean that my 5 rep cycles would resume 14 day cycles instead of 12. Lastly, as that I work out alone, I did not complete the negatives cycles. Rather, I simply repeated my 5 rep cycle with slight increase in load.
Diet: 40% Protein, 40% Carbohydrates and 20% Fats
I have a fairly fast metabolism and therefore rely on my own version of weight gain shakes during the day (whey, milk, almonds and steel cut oats). In the evening, I would eat whatever my wife put before me (then of course, chase it with a scoop of whey isolate).
On the days that I lifted (AM workouts) I consumed 50 grams or protein (whey isolate) combined with 30-60 grams of carbohydrates (waxy maize starch). Then upon completion of my workout I would consume 50 grams of protein (whey isolate) and 100-120 grams of carbohydrates (a cup of grape juice and 2 servings of waxy maize starch).
Supplements: Prime 10 caps each day.
I still took my daily multi-vitamin, vitamin-C, and digestive aid. Regarding Prime dosing, I choose 3 caps pre-workout (AM workout), 3 post workout and 4 with an evening meal.
The following results were obtained over the period of 52 days.
Lean Body Mass Results:
Pre cycle - 199lbs, 10.83%BF, 21.55lbs Fat Weight, 177.45lbs LBM.
Post cycle - 205.6lbs, 10.93%BF, 22.48lbs Fat Weight, 183.12lbs LBM.
I choose the following lifts because they were used in the last cycle and therefore would NOT show apparently dramatic strength increases due to neurological adaption.
leg extension (pre) 210x5 --------> (post) 235x5
machine dip (pre) 240x5 ----------> (post) 285x5
machine wide row (pre) 285x5 ---> (post) 315x5
I am thrilled with my results from this HST cycle. Diet, working out and supplementation have paid big dividends. While Prime is not solely responsible for my results, I would definitely encourage others to give it a try as a natural anabolic.