The Female Terminator takes on LG's Anadraulic State (sponsored)
- 07-17-2009, 10:34 AM
- 07-17-2009, 10:04 PM
0442 - HIIT Run:
a. 4 min jogging
b. 8 x 20 sec effort/10 sec easy
c. 5 min jogging
d. 8 x 20 sec effort/10 sec easy
e. 1 x 1 min effort
f. 5 min jogging
0518 - Stretch 20 min.
0601 - Back (1 min recovery between sets, except CG PU - 3 min recovery):
1. CG PU 4 x 8, 8, 7, 6
2. BB DL 4 x 8
3. BB BOR 4 x 3
4. WG LPD 4 x 6
5. CG SR 2 x 15
0846 - Treadmill:
a. 1 x 2 min @ 4 min/km / 30 sec break
b. 10 x 1 min @ 4 min/km / 30 sec break
Mood: Not too happy. Feeling shattered, sick and miserable...
Energy: Felt again like slow motion in the gym. Found the energy for the treadmill afterwards somehow (but none (nor motivation) to go for the pm run I had planned on). Completely ready for sleep at ~1600, but forcing myself to stay up...
Stimulant Effects: None.
Focus: A few heady moments in the gym, as well as lightheadedness (think this is more from me being sick, though)...
Pump and Vascularity: Pump pretty good during CG PU, slowing down for everything else until CG SR...Vascularity great...
Quality of Training: HIIT Run was ok...Resistance training I was pleased with...Treadmill was better than HIIT Run...
Recovery: No DOMS. However, body is working slowly, feeling like a dead weight...
Stress: A 7 on the 1 to 10 'stress scale'.
Body Composition and Look: Pfft...Back to Monday's condition (or better), please...
Other Notes: The last two days I have been coughing up blood first thing in the morning, and tasting it at night when I cough (I know, not good, but it happens every time I get sick). Add to that a sore throat and just being warm ALL the time (when everyone else is freezing). GRRR...
07-17-2009, 10:05 PM
07-17-2009, 10:09 PM
On the other note, yeah, I am using the BC+EAA in place of my protein shakes in the afternoons now (and probably will keep doing it). Makes me feel a little more alert and doesn't upset my tunny like the Lipotropic Protein does.
07-17-2009, 10:11 PM
07-18-2009, 02:02 AM
07-18-2009, 06:18 AM
0930 - HIT:
'Warm-up': Treadmill 1km @ 4 min/km
1. PBJ (using bench) 1 min
2. Treadmill 1 min @ 4 min/km
3. Burpees (with P/U) 1 min
4. Treadmill 1 min @ 4 min/km
5. Deadbug (with 5kg m/b) 1 min
6. Treadmill 1 min @ 4 min/km
7. s/b Leg Curl 1 min
8. Treadmill 1 min @ 4 min/km
9. Weighted Crunch (with 47lb DB) 1 min
10. Treadmill 1 min @ 4 min/km
11. Plank 1 min
12. Treadmill 1 min @ 4 min/km
13. PBJ (using bench) 1 min
14. Treadmill 1 min @ 3.75 min/km
15. Burpees (with P/U) 1 min
16. Treadmill 1 min @ 3.75 min/km
17. Deadbug (with 5kg m/b) 1 min
18. Treadmill 1 min @ 3.75 min/km
19. s/b Leg Curl 1 min
20. Treadmill 1 min @ 3.75 min/km
21. Weighted Crunch (with 47lb DB) 1 min
22. Treadmill 1 min @ 3.75 min/km
23. Plank 1 min
24. Treadmill 1 min @ 3.75 min/km
A little bit different today (and slightly longer). REALLY had to focus to stay balanced during PBJ. Burpees were fine (love these). Started tasting blood in my throat from the third treadmill effort. Focus really hard to stay 'on'. Breathing hard. Had to kneel for a few seconds after some efforts/exercises to 'catch' myself. Treadmill efforts were dreaded by my legs, which moved because otherwise I would have come off the treadmill. Started sweating quite a lot after the second set or weighted crunches. Glad when it was over.
1010 - Stepper:
20 min @ 8 floors/min
Because I did not feel that HIT was ENOUGH (I know, but if you'd eaten like I have the last 5 days prior to this session you'd want to 'over'exercise as well). Really heady during these, and glad that the handrail was there. Slick and breathing heavily on finishing.
1103 - Stretch 20 min.
Mood: Same as the last few days...
Energy: Pushed through HIT, fatiguing on the Stepper. I had planned on a pm run, but come pm I was shattered and didn't feel like it (and wasn't in the mood for pushing the issue, like I would have the last few weeks, just going and doing it regardless of what my body felt like). As it was, it was an effort just to climb the stairs to the kitchen...
Stimulant Effects: None.
Focus: Some, but little...
Pump and Vascularity: Pump ok...Vascularity sick...
Quality of Training: HIT was awesome. Really pleased that I kept on going, even when I wanted to stop...
Recovery: Body feels like a dead weight I am dragging around everywhere...
Stress: A 9 on the 1 to 10 'stress scale'.
Body Composition and Look: Noticing the extra water and food weight over the last six days (definitely makes a difference). Has been a constant binge since the shoot; going to STOP that from tomorrow (more cutting starts again once I've had a week off, because 8% BF is not lean ENOUGH)...
Other Notes: I keep sneezing and it makes me feel like I am ripping myself apart afterwards. My body feels like fire and I am chilled inside. Sore throat not as bad. Eyes bloodshot and face pale. I look like the walking dead at the moment and feel about as much...Last day of Anadraulic State today. I only had three quarters of a scoop this morning, since that was all I had left...Post-pics (although you get some idea from my shoot re midsection what my progress has been like) and review will be posted tomorrow...
07-18-2009, 08:38 PM
Review of Anadraulic State
Ok, so not 30 days, but 16 instead. And I made a pretty good dent in getting lean. The difference is NOTICEABLE. And this is why people are raving about Anadraulic State...
What is it?
* Extreme muscle growth
* Skyrocketting testosterone levels (total and free)
* Increase Growth hormone release
* Decrease estrogen
* Decrease cortisol
* Vastly increased nutrient absorption and utilization
* Explosive pumps
For write-up see LG Sciences - Anadraulic State
Smell: 8.5/10. As soon as I opened the tub I was assaulted by the smell of cinnamon. When I added the powder to water the smell changed to that of a fruit punch, with a strong thread of pomegranate and hints of raspberry.
Taste: 9/10. Awesome!...Anadraulic State tasted like fruit juice; the pomegranate came through quite strongly, followed by subtle hints of raspberry. Come to the last of it there were some grainy bits; these tasted like cinnamon and reminded me of the texture of the sugar on cinnamon donuts...The taste lingered though for ~40 minutes after dosing (on both occasions), but it was quite pleasant.
Solubility: 7/10. After the first dose of Anadraulic State, where it did not dissolve at all (even on stirring) I just shook it for ~10-20 seconds every time thereafter, and it mixed almost instantly.
Texture: 10/10. Anadraulic State looks like fruit juice diluted with water.
Body Composition: 8/10. Skinfold measurements taken pre and post-Anadraulic State indicate that I lost bodyfat (BF) from all over. Pre: body mass - 52kg, body composition - 9.0% BF, triceps - 5.5mm, subscapular - 6.0mm, biceps - 2.5mm, iliac crest - 7.0mm, supraspinale - 5.0mm, abdominal - 8.0mm, front thigh - 6.5mm, medial calf - 4.0mm. Post: body mass - 49kg (-3.0kg/6.6lb), body composition - 8.0% BF (-1.0% BF), triceps - 5.0mm (-0.5mm), subscapular - 5.0mm (-1.0mm), biceps - 2.5mm (no change), iliac crest - 6.0mm (-1.0mm), supraspinale - 5.0mm (no change), abdominal - 6.5mm (-1.5mm), front thigh - 5.0mm (-1.5mm), medial calf - 2.5mm (-1.5mm). The most fat loss occurred from my midsection and lower body. I lost a total of 0.76kg (i.e. 1.672lb) of BF and also 2.24kg (i.e. 4.928lb) of lean body mass (LBM). Although the final body statistics (i.e. body mass and body composition) indicate that I LOST LBM, the LBM that I lost was predominantly in the form of food and water weight (and this was especially apparent on Day 10 of using Anadraulic State). My girths did NOT change by much, losing only 1cm from my waist and hips, with everything else staying the same...Post-pictures are attached at the bottom of this post. Some are actually taken from my shoot, as they show my midsection and back better than the images taken today with the poor light in my room and blurry camera quality of mine.
Testosterone Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my Testosterone (total and free) levels from pre to post-Anadraulic State, I did not have bloods done.
Growth Hormone Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my Growth Hormone levels from pre to post-Anadraulic State, I did not have bloods done. My recovery was pretty good though, considering, and my sleep was deep as, so my Growth Hormone levels were elevated somewhat (although not sure by how much, or if they were any different to what they are when I am using IGF-2 - which I used for the first 10 days of using Anadraulic State).
Estrogen Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my Estrogen levels from pre to post-Anadraulic State, I did not have bloods done. My Estrogen levels are generally at the lower end of the range though.
Cortisol Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my cortisol levels from pre to post-Anadraulic State, I did not have bloods done. My stress however, DID decrease quite a lot over the period that I was using Anadraulic State, but more due to other events going on, etc.
Recovery: 8/10. My resting heart rate dropped from 30 bpm to 27 bpm over the time that I used Anadraulic State; for someone that's already quite fit that's rather significant...My recovery from training was actually rather good. I always train hard, and the first 10 days on Anadraulic State were the most extreme I have done re training in a while; there were NO prisoners taken! Started feeling it a little the last week, with my body feeling like a dead weight, when I got sick.
Nutrient Absorption and Utilization: 8/10. Aside from the four days pre-photoshoot, my diet did not change while I was using Anadraulic State. With the amount of food that I was consuming, for me to be getting LEANER and NOT being bloated, etc. the days after says to me that the nutrients were rapidly absorbed and were being used efficiently and effectively.
Energy: 9/10. Anadraulic State gave me smooth, focused energy in the gym. Everything felt like I was moving in slow motion. The first few days I didn't feel like I was going to collapse and only got lightheaded a few times...I DID notice a difference, and the reason WHY is because Anadraulic State has carbohydrates in it, which, although liquid, is still different than doing my am training on an empty stomach like I used to (and add to that the BC+EAA I was using as well). And even when my body did NOT feel like training I still went out and did it...Passed out quite often later in the day though...
Focus: 8/10. I was focused in the gym. However, got quite lightheaded during training a lot, especially in the last week of using Anadraulic State. But I pushed on through with training...Found that I was not really too focused during the rest of the day though.
Pump: 8/10. Pumps were pretty good on Anadraulic State (although the way I was training would also have affected these).
Sides:10/10. I did not experience any nausea, tummy upsets, bloating, etc. from the Anadraulic State, even though I used the full dosage and even went up to 2 scoops pre-gym once. For a product that is "too hardcore for women and should only be used by men over 21" I had NO issues using it; definitely NOT "too hardcore for women"!
Other Effects: 10/10. I didn't experience any stimulant effects whilst using Anadraulic State...Vascularity was the BEST I've ever had, and just kept getting better almost EVERY resistance session. One of the aesthetically pleasing effects of Anadraulic State...Although my endurance is already exceptionally high, using Anadraulic State I was doing post-weights cardio quite a lot, after a resistance session where I felt like collapsing during (and I did once); so finding that extra to do more training afterwards was something...My resistance sessions were not targeted towards strength during the time that I used Anadraulic State, but I was still lifting heavyish weights for the most part, and even hit a few PRs re sets/reps and/or weight with some exercises...Also noticed some appetite suppression in the middle of the period of using Anadraulic State...
Overall: 9/10. Anadraulic State fast became a SOLID product in my eyes, especially when I saw the results that occurred after the first 10 days (like someone said to me, the change in physique re fat loss was incredible and so noticeable; and it was only so noticeable because I was already relatively lean to start with and losing that small amount of fat more made a HUGE difference) and the way I was able to train like one possessed and not have to 'give' anywhere!
Would I use it again? Yes. Anadraulic State is definitely a solid product, and I would like to use for a longer period. The fact that it encompasses several products (i.e. creatine, nutrient repartitioner, Testosterone and Growth Hormone booster, and preworkout) in ONE is a definite PLUS!
Would I recommend? Yes. For anyone wanting a preworkout formula that delivers, then Anadraulic State is one of the best options available IMO.
This review is also available in my training/supplementation journal (post #645) in the Supplement Reviews/Logs subsection of the Supplements Forum: The Female Terminator Chronicles and as a separate review in the LG Sciences subsection of the Supplement Companies Forum: Rosie’s Review of Anadraulic State.
07-18-2009, 11:48 PM
Simply awesome review Rosie! Always top quality, and the reason why you are chosen almost everytime you take the time to apply to log something.
You will be logging a few goodies again shortly that's for sure
07-19-2009, 12:10 AM
Great review, Rosie! Thanks so much for doing this. It's great to see a female's take on this product.
07-19-2009, 02:56 AM
07-20-2009, 01:09 AM
dang you have definitely sold me on trying this out when i start hitting the weights again. obviously the ingredient profile is top notch, but the fact that all those things are there and you STILL like the way it tastes, i gotta try it.
also, pics are lookin great rosie
07-22-2009, 07:01 AM
Looking forward to that...
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