Well, I'm finally back at work and shipping has picked back up, so to my surprise I had a nice little package waiting here for me this morning
I want to give a big thank you to CTDeuce and Bnatural for the selection to log this, as well as all of the samples included.
Yesterday marked Day 1 of a major cut for me, and I have created a log for it as well (unsponsored). If you care to see any of the specific details of this cut, you can check them out here:
MidwestBeast's (natty) New Year Shred
I don't want that to deter traffic from this log whatsoever, but I want to mainly focus on the effects of this supplement here. I want to namely follow it's effects on my sleep, rest, recovery, etc. Of course, all things noticed and worth mentioning will be
A little info on what this cut consists of, though, just so you're aware of my training, nutrition, etc. is:
Starting weight: 230 lbs (morning of Jan. 3rd, 2011)
I've already been on a keto diet for a week, so things are in full swing already in terms of ketosis. However, now it will get very clean and my fat intake will drop substantially. I'll be doing 2 carbohydrate refeeds each week (unless I feel like I'm doing really well and want to skip one occasionally). Refeeds will be on Tuesdays and Fridays; when I start I do my first is still up in the air, though. I'll lay out sample daily diets for keto days as well as refeed days at some point.
Training is taking a new turn for me. I will be doing 20 minutes of MIIT (moderate intensity interval training) on the treadmill each morning upon rising (after weighing in and then drinking 1 liter of water and taking my first batch of supplements). I use 2 minute intervals and vary the incline and speed. I ensure that the entire workout is at least somewhat difficult.
I will be using a 5-day split for lifting:
Thursday: Double Cardio
Sunday: Double Cardio
On double cardio days, I'll do my average 20 minutes in the morning and then another 45 (or so) minute session in the evening.
Abs will be done as bodyweight exercises one day and weighted exercises another.
I am trying something new in terms of my training. Odd weeks will be similar to my average style of training, but with abbreviated rest between sets (60 seconds between sets, 120 seconds when changing exercises). This will obviously lead to less weight getting pushed, but that's what even weeks are for. Even weeks will be Max-OT style training of rep ranges 4-6 and rest periods of 2-3 minutes. This will be my attempt at saving some strength as well as keeping my muscles shocked.
I have taken the last 4 days (prior to Monday) off from the gym completely to rest up (but not the diet). I've also been stimulant free (with 0 stimulants whatsoever) for the past 4 weeks, so I'm good to go.
Now for your favorite part: the supplementation. This is one all-out and crazy cut, but everything has its purpose in this. Many will think this is over-kill, and it really is in some ways, but there won't be conflicting supplements used. As I said, everything serves a very specific purpose here.
This is what I'll be using:
Ephedrine: 25mg 3x/day Weeks 1-8
Oxy Elite Pro: 2 caps 1x/day Weeks 1-8
Caffeine: 200mg 2x/day Weeks 1-8
: 400-500mg 2x/day Weeks 1-8
1 cap 3x/day Weeks 1-7
HEAT Stack 1 cap 3x/day Weeks 1-8
1 cap 4x/day Weeks 5-8
1 cap 3x/day Weeks 1-8
1 cap 3x/day Weeks 1-8
ALC 1 cap 2x/day Weeks 1-8
2 caps 3-4x/day Weeks 1-8
1 cap 3x/day Weeks 5-8
1 cap 3x/day Weeks 1-4
Potassium Citrate 99mg 3x/day Weeks 1-8
99mg 3x/day Weeks 1-8
Oximega Greens 1 scoop 1x/day Weeks 1-8
And this is how the dosing will be for the start of things until noted otherwise:
6:15 Ephedrine /2 OEP /EGCg / / HEAT / 2
7:00 Meal 1 – / / ALC / NOW / Pink Magic / / Potassium Citrate & Gluconate / Oximega Greens /
9:30 Meal 2
10:30 Ephedrine / Caffeine / EGCg / Lean Xtreme / HEAT
12:00 Meal 3 – Sesamin / CLA / ALC / Pink Magic / / Potassium Citrate & Gluconate
2:15 Ephedrine / Caffeine /Lean Xtreme / HEAT / Triazole
3:00 Meal 4
4:15 pre-workout – Pink Magic / whatever pre-wo I choose to add
6:00 Meal 5
7:00 Meal 6 – Sesamin / CLA / Multi / Pink Magic /Super Enzymes / Zinc / Potassium Citrate & Gluconate
9:30 Meal 7
10:30 Somnidren GH Ultra
I'll be taking 3 scoops of USP Labs ModernBCAAs and mixing them in with 1/2 a gallon of water to drink intra workout (until further notice of when I run out and switch products).
I'll also be drinking between 2 and 3 gallons of water daily:
- 1 liter upon rising
- 1 liter post cardio/shower with Meal 1
- 4 liters minimum throughout work day
- 2 liters intra-workout
I will be doing before and after pictures as well as possibly some progress pictures along the way. Before picture will be taken this evening, but will not be posted until the end of things (or at least later).
Since this product is to be taken 5 days on, 2 days off, my days off from its use will be Friday and Saturday. With that in mind, this first time around I'll be going 3 on, 2 off.