Gettin' Focused on Gettin' Big with SNS

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  1. Feel better Kevin! Both products seem to be treating you very well!


  2. Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post

    You feeling better?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattikus View Post
    Feel better Kevin! Both products seem to be treating you very well!
    Thanks! I feel lot better today. Still not feeling amazing but taking a lot of Tylenol Cold to combat whatever is going around campus.

    Day Eight:

    Got up in time today, 6:30am, for my 8am class unlike last time. Gulped down my breakfast bulk shake I am taking in the morning now from the Recipes section. This cleaner eating is taking its tole on my mental growth as every time I get on the scale the weight is down even though I am eating a **** ton more food -- but I can see that I am leaner. Dosed both MCC and Focus at around 7:30 and headed off to class. Focus XT did not have quite as strong effects on me this morning -- be in the cold or what -- but I found myself dosing off in class.

    Took both again pre-WO -- leg day! Moved it to Tuesday this week instead of Thursday as I will be doing my Friday WO Thursday because I am heading home to see a good friend before he heads overseas to Iraq (there will be some drinking going on -- but in this case it is okay )

    Anyways, back to the WO. Had good focus today despite the sniffles. Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that I finally hit my deadlift goal of 300. I was psyched. Felt like I could have even went heavier if the grip would have been there. Couldn't even budge that two weeks ago. I have only been working out my legs consistently for approx. a month and a half so I am very pleased with this so far. I guess I can thank SNS.
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  3. Where u go to school man? I start Tuesday
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    Where u go to school man? I start Tuesday
    Ohio University

    Where you headin'?

  5. Day Nine:

    Back and shoulders in the gym today. Feeling better as far as being sick goes. Passed as my colds usually do in a few days...

    Popped both MCC and Focus XT as usual before the workout today. Focus just wasn't as good as the previous gym visits. Caught myself doing old things and couldn't concentrate on the reason I was there -- could have had too many things on my mind but just didn't feel like I did other apps of the product. Hopefully this isn't building a tolerance and was merely an "off day" for me and XT.

    The creatine is still doing its job. Not tiring through workouts. Did legs on Tuesday and had some crazy DOMS today. Really liking this stuff thus far.

    Forgot to weigh myself to day but will update tomorrow.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Kevin R View Post
    Ohio University

    Where you headin'?
    Oh im not starting as in freshman, lol. I mean we are about to start classes next week

    In CA

    Cal Poly
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    Oh im not starting as in freshman, lol. I mean we are about to start classes next week

    In CA

    Cal Poly
    Ha, I guess I knew that. You'd be a big ass freshman. Cali -- lucky.

  8. Day Ten:

    Good day today. Feeling better all around. Time to head home and wish my boy a proper goodbye before headin' overseas.


    FOCUS XT:

    I don't know if I am getting used to the product or not but I don't seem to feel the same "focus" I did before. Now, this is pre-WO for me. I still can't wait to use this product before I study. I am going to have a HEAVY homework load next week so I am really going to put this stuff to the test. Might work better for me for this purpose rather than for workouts, as explained earlier, I have a HEAVY tolerance to stims. Now, don't get me wrong, nothing about this product says it is a pre-WO supplement. I am just trying to cover all the bases someone might buy it for and give honest feedback.

    Magnesium Creatine Chelate

    I am really diggin' this product. Today I worked out the bis and arms and I must have done a thousand sets trying to burn out. It is insane the endurance I have in the gym now. I can only compare it to the cycle of H-drol I did. Now, not the weight or strength gains, but the endurance is solid.

    Today's Weight: 181.8 Gained a little back.

    Probably won't be reporting much this weekend so I'll update Monday.

  9. Day 14:

    Woo. What a weekend -- was a good time. Ended up going out Saturday night and got into a little scuffle with a guy who pushed my best friends wife. I feel kind of bad now but guy was well deserving. Almost got into some police trouble but the entire bar backed up my story -- was a relief. Lets just say my hand hurts really bad.

    Anyways, had a pretty crappy workout today due to the cheat weekend. Took both Focus XT and MCC pre-WO today. Focus wasn't quite as pronounced as normal but I also worked out with my roommate today so spent more time talking about the weekend than focusing on the weights. Still have great endurance in the gym.

    My workload this week is ridiculous so I can't wait to put Focus XT to the test for some paper-writing and study sessions.

  10. I have been following your log and I know you are running a review for Focus XT but
    when you take the same stim supplement everyday before a workout I guarentee
    that after 7-10 days of running the same stim your body will build a tolerence to the
    ingredients and it won't work as good as the first few times you used it. I have 6 different stim supps that I rotate and they each have different ingredients so that I
    don't get use to the ingredients. I might use one stim today and I might go 2 weeks
    before I use that same stim again and thats what I always recommend to other people I help train. I will continue following your log because I am interested in trying Focus Xt
    in the future as a preworkout supplement.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by totalpackage View Post
    I have been following your log and I know you are running a review for Focus XT but
    when you take the same stim supplement everyday before a workout I guarentee
    that after 7-10 days of running the same stim your body will build a tolerence to the
    ingredients and it won't work as good as the first few times you used it. I have 6 different stim supps that I rotate and they each have different ingredients so that I
    don't get use to the ingredients. I might use one stim today and I might go 2 weeks
    before I use that same stim again and thats what I always recommend to other people I help train. I will continue following your log because I am interested in trying Focus Xt
    in the future as a preworkout supplement.
    Right on -- and I perfectly agree. This happens with everything -- especially to myself as I am very tolerant to stims. Thanks for following along! I think I am going to end up reviewing this on two bases; the focus it gives me pre-WO and the focus for studying/accomplishing tasks. That way, people can get an honest feedback because those two things really are completely different. It is not like I would take Jack3d before I study -- but this product works perfect for that use. That is the direction I am heading with the log.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Kevin R View Post
    Right on -- and I perfectly agree. This happens with everything -- especially to myself as I am very tolerant to stims. Thanks for following along! I think I am going to end up reviewing this on two bases; the focus it gives me pre-WO and the focus for studying/accomplishing tasks. That way, people can get an honest feedback because those two things really are completely different. It is not like I would take Jack3d before I study -- but this product works perfect for that use. That is the direction I am heading with the log.
    How many days do you workout? I would probably use focux xt or jacked only 4x a week at most so i didnt build up a tolerance
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    How many days do you workout? I would probably use focux xt or jacked only 4x a week at most so i didnt build up a tolerance
    Normally 4 days a week -- so only use them 4x a week. However, some weeks I have used Focus XT more than that due to its other uses. Maybe I should cut down...

  14. Day 14 Study Session:

    Took another scoop of Focus XT last night to accomplish some work. It is funny -- because I really felt no effects -- but I got a huge load of work accomplished in about an hour. I was focused and didn't get distracted until I was finished with my work. Usually I would end up looking at something else on the internet or browsing Facebook -- but I got all the work done.

    Only downside is I got absolutely no sleep due to taking it so late at night -- apparently it gives me more energy than I thought.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Kevin R View Post
    Day 14 Study Session:

    Took another scoop of Focus XT last night to accomplish some work. It is funny -- because I really felt no effects -- but I got a huge load of work accomplished in about an hour. I was focused and didn't get distracted until I was finished with my work. Usually I would end up looking at something else on the internet or browsing Facebook -- but I got all the work done.

    Only downside is I got absolutely no sleep due to taking it so late at night -- apparently it gives me more energy than I thought.
    Best type of focus is the one you dont realize until you have finished what you are doing!

    Yeah whenever I take addy and stims at night i gotta take sleeping pills to go to bed
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  16. Day 15 Study Session:

    Tuesday was an off day as far as working out. I took both doses of creatine and ran about a mile but other than that no activity.

    I did, however, end up taking a scoop of Focus XT around 6:00pm and went to work on writing a paper I had been dreading on Latin America and working on some complicated case study for a Personal Finance class. I did not quite hold the level of focus I had the night before but I got all of the work done -- it just took a little longer. I felt it allowed me to stare at a problem longer looking for a solution before getting frustrated and quitting.

    Focus XT is really getting me through my huge workload this week. Also, no lack of sleep last night as it must have worn off by the time I went to bed around 1:30am.

  17. Day Sixteen:

    Had a nice workout today. Worked out the shoulders and back. Trying to cut down on the exercises/sets I do -- think I might be over training sometimes. Felt stronger today. Endurance is still there -- which I am contributing to the SNS creatine.

    Some of the notable lifts -- not entire workout:

    BB Bent Rows: 135x8, 145x8, 165x5
    BB Military Press: 95x8, 115x6, 135x3f PR
    BB Shrugs: 225x8x2, 245x6

    Magnesium Creatine Chelate is beginning to prove itself to be the real deal.

    The only thing I can say about Focus XT is it may not be an effective pre-WO for me due to my tolerance to stims. For studying and getting things done it has proved great. Not really noticing any effects during a WO though -- not even much "focus". This is most notably due to my taking it more than 4x a week for its dual usage. I may bump it off of pre-WO use if anyone from SNS wants to comment on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin R View Post
    Day Sixteen:

    Had a nice workout today. Worked out the shoulders and back. Trying to cut down on the exercises/sets I do -- think I might be over training sometimes. Felt stronger today. Endurance is still there -- which I am contributing to the SNS creatine.

    Some of the notable lifts -- not entire workout:

    BB Bent Rows: 135x8, 145x8, 165x5
    BB Military Press: 95x8, 115x6, 135x3f PR
    BB Shrugs: 225x8x2, 245x6

    Magnesium Creatine Chelate is beginning to prove itself to be the real deal.

    The only thing I can say about Focus XT is it may not be an effective pre-WO for me due to my tolerance to stims. For studying and getting things done it has proved great. Not really noticing any effects during a WO though -- not even much "focus". This is most notably due to my taking it more than 4x a week for its dual usage. I may bump it off of pre-WO use if anyone from SNS wants to comment on that.
    Nice lifts - just curious, are you performing BB Military Press standing or seated?

    Also,

    You may need a little break from Focus XT if you're building up a tolerance. If you're no longer really feeling it pre-workout I would discontinue use for a little while.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by DBee View Post
    Nice lifts - just curious, are you performing BB Military Press standing or seated?

    Also,

    You may need a little break from Focus XT if you're building up a tolerance. If you're no longer really feeling it pre-workout I would discontinue use for a little while.
    BB Military Press is seated. Does it change anything when doing it standing? Never really tried it since the gym has the military bench.

    Also, I may bump it off Focus a bit then continue and see if I notice any changes.

  20. Sorry for lack of updates -- been super busy. Will update tomorrow.

  21. Day 21:

    Have been super busy with school lately -- thus the lack of updates.

    Haven't been dosing Focus XT pre-WO but have used it here and there to study. Popped a scoop last night around 9pm in order to get a couple things completed. Focus was definitely there although it killed my sleep. However, I knew this would happen -- was worth it to me to get my work done.

    Endurance is awesome in the gym with the creatine. I am not seeing any gains persay -- actually had a really disappointing chest workout today. This can probably be contributed to my less than healthy college weekend -- actually I know it can. I am going to try to calm it down. On Friday (Day 18) I worked out with my buddy I haven't worked out with in awhile. Usually we are on par as far as endurance goes but he was getting absolutely exhausted and I was fine. Once again, the endurance is amazing.

    Welp, off to study some more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin R View Post
    BB Military Press is seated. Does it change anything when doing it standing? Never really tried it since the gym has the military bench.

    Also, I may bump it off Focus a bit then continue and see if I notice any changes.
    Not a huge difference but standing is more functional. Also, the standing BB Military Press will hit your core more. Personally, I alternate between the two, reaping the benefits of both.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by DBee View Post
    Not a huge difference but standing is more functional. Also, the standing BB Military Press will hit your core more. Personally, I alternate between the two, reaping the benefits of both.
    I will give it a try for sure. Alternating sounds like a good idea.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Kevin R View Post
    I will give it a try for sure. Alternating sounds like a good idea.
    make sure when u do standing not to turn it into a standing chest press. or if you want to isolate your shoulders dont accadentally do push presses
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  25. Day 22:

    Focus XT:

    Energy: 9/10
    I am really starting to discover how this product works -- and it took until day 21 to really get it. Although the reps told me its purpose and the expectations, I didn't seem to fully understand. I have been using it for studying purposes all this week. Before I rated it pretty low on the energy scale merely because I expected a "boost" pre-WO. However, take for instance last night, I hadn't gotten any sleep the night before and took a scoop at 10pm to study for an exam I had this morning I hadn't even started for. Usually I would pass out, but I was up reading books and doing problems until 3AM. THIS is the energy this product gives. Actually, I should say this product doesn't GIVE you extra energy, it returns you to a fully awake, fully aware state. Does this work for me pre-WO? Not necessarily. I like a rush of energy and a "boost", if you will. This product just isn't the type of stim to give me that rush.

    Focus: 10/10
    Most of the reasons listed above. When I study my mind wanders and I end up doing anything but studying. Take for instance right now, I am suppose to memorize every country, capital, and landmark in Latin America but am posting my review of Focus XT on AM. LOL You can guess what scoop of what supplement I will be taking the second I get off of here so I can get this done.

    Magnesium Creatine Chelate:

    No new news on Magnesium Creatine Chelate as I did not work out today. I should be back in the gym tomorrow. Although the bottle should last for 40 days (240/6) you will probably notice my log going a little over as I have missed 1 or 2 doses. Also, I may pick up another bottle depending on my cash flow situation to continue this since they took all my PHs away. Just kiddin' -- I would like to see what the effects of Magnesium Creatine Chelate an extra month.

  26. Day 23:

    Magnesium Creatine Chelate:

    Endurance: 10/10
    I have said it before so I will say it again -- the endurance in the gym is excellent. It seems I can go all day. Awesome.

    Strength: 8/10
    Nothing out of the ball park here but seeing some minimal gains. Going up a rep here or 5 pounds there. Any strength increase on creatine for me is a bonus -- but probably a reflection of the endurance/extra sets/etc.

    Todays workout: Back and shoulders

    Not everything....

    Hammer Lat Pulldowns: 135x8 warm up/stretch, 225x8, 255x6, 275x2f
    BB Rows: 135x8, 155x8, 165x6, 155x6
    One Arm DB Rows: 75x8, 80x6, 85x5
    BB shrugs: 225x8, 255x8x2
    Seated Military Press: 95x8, 115x7, 135x2f end of WO, shoulders dead

  27. Glad your liking the energy aspect, it should be a 10/10!
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    I like the new colored format! :P

  29. I apologize to SNS and anyone following for the lack of updates. Sometimes life gets in the way I guess. :/

    I will have some updates when I get back from the gym today.

  30. Just started using Focus XT and I am enjoying the results. The stim effects are very subtle but you are more alert and have a slight mood elevation. Good stuff guys!!
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