For the next 5 weeks I'll be blitz-cutting in aneffort to drop several percent bodyfat. I've been hovering around the same level of adiposity for some time and gained several pounds of lean mass, but it's time to drop some jiggle.
To accomplish that, Craigmatthews was kind enough to supply me a bottle of
SPEED V2 - LG's caffeine-free thermogenic.
For those who don't know me too well, I'm very sensitive to caffeine. A long cut I did last year left me burnt out on the stuff and I just can't handle it well anymore. Even a caffeinated soda after 2pm is enough to give me a long, sleepless night. So I stay away from most thermogenics because caffeine is always a mainstay in their formulations. Not-so with SV2, however; it is based off of and Geranamine among other ingredients, and I handle these substance most pleasantly. So, I'm excited to give SV2 a try.
In addition to SV2, I'm also going to be using and for strength retention and, hopefully, even some muscle-gain.
SV2: 1cap upon rising, 1 pre-workout, 1 post-workout if desired
: 1 upon rising, 1 pre-workout, 1 @ 4pm
Anadraulic State: 1 scoop pre-workout
Avant Research TheSize: 1scoop w/3 meals
Natural Benefits Berries and Greens: 2 servings/day
NOW : 2/day
: 3g/meal (9g total)
PLCAR: 1.5g 2x/day
IBE : 2/day
VitC: 500mg 4x/day
1-Carboxy: 800mg 2x/day, 5days/week
: 5g w/3meals
I will be following a Regressive Ketogenic Diet. It is a huge change from my normal dietary practices and beliefs, but is something I have wanted to experiment with for some time. I will also be continuing with my Intermittent Fasting Regimen, as I have found that to be beneficial for gaining LBM while eating at or below maintenance calorie levels.
I will be eating approx. 3000kcals/day, split into 3 meals and a post-workout shake over an 8 hour period surrounding my workouts. My meals will progress from (P/C/F) 30/70/0 to 50/50/0 to 40/30/30 over the week and, as the weeks pass, so too will the number of 40/30/30 days.
I'll be training high-volume with the closest thing to a split that I have used in a long time. Why? Because I've never trained like this before and want too.
"Before" Stats and Photos are forth-coming - for reference I am weighing in around 240-250 right now.
Workouts begin tomorrow, but the stack I began today!