++Molecular Nutrition-XFA/TestFactor w/schizm++

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  1. ++Molecular Nutrition-XFA/TestFactor w/schizm++


    HUGE thanks to SwolenONE & Molecular Nutrition for the opportunity to run this stack! After having been reading through the logs (particularly XFA) on these, saying I’m psyched, is an understatement!!

    The Stack I refer to is:



    Advanced Absorption - Advanced Utilization - Advanced Results!
    After six years of continued research and development on arachidonic acid (ARA), William Llewellyn and Molecular Nutrition have launched the next big innovation in muscle-building supplementation. X-Factor Advanced combines the patented (U.S. Patent #6,841,573) protein synthesizing power of arachidonic acid, with a precise synergistic blend of ingredients designed to enhance its absorption, utilization, and overall effectiveness.* X-Factor Advanced takes the power of X-Factor to a whole new level!
    The Science Behind Arachidonic Acid
    Arachidonic acid is a key regulatory omega-6 essential fatty acid. It is stored in muscle cells, and released when the muscle fibers are stimulated during intense exercise or resistance training. It acts to control the core rate of muscle protein synthesis, partly by increasing cellular sensitivity to anabolic hormones such as testosterone, insulin, growth hormone, and IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor 1). Because of its central role in the process of muscle growth, arachidonic acid may be one of the most effective anabolic nutrients available for supplementation, capable of supporting significantly faster and more profound increases in muscle size, strength, and fat loss.*
    X-Factor with arachidonic acid is a clinically researched performance-enhancing supplement.* Placebo-controlled University trials have suggested increases in muscle strength, peak muscle power, average muscle power, and anaerobic endurance with 50 days of use.* Statistically strong trends of improvement included an 44% increase in bench press 1-rep max, a 223% increase in Wingate average anaerobic power, a 600% increase in Wingate peak power, and a 250% increase in Wingate total work compared to placebo.* (Source: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 3 (1)S1-S29, 2006.)
    X-Factor Advanced combines the clinically supported power of arachidonic acid, with a new delivery and utilization technology that only William Llewellyn and Molecular Nutrition could bring you, creating Molecular Nutrition's most powerful arachidonic acid supplement. Just 2-4 softgels per day is all you need to support the results from your training, and progress through your current plateaus.* Clinical trials and real world experience have surmised that arachidonic acid works.* It's time to start molding the chiseled physique you desire, with X-Factor Advanced, the next generation ARA supplement available only from Molecular Nutrition.*



    TEST FACTOR
    Testosterone Support Supplementation!*
    TEST FACTOR™ is the result of a 2-year initiative by the research and development team at Molecular Nutrition, aimed at identifying the most efficacious natural hormone support ingredients, and synergizing them into one complete formula for increasing total and free (bioavailable) testosterone and regulating estrogen. The goal was not only to create a product that would increase serum testosterone levels, but also one powerful enough to support a full spectrum of androgen action including increased protein synthesis rates (muscle mass), improved energy/vitality, extended muscle endurance, enhanced nutrient delivery (vasodilation), and heightened libido/sexual potency. Completion of the project was only possible with the addition of two ingredients: RC Pensis™ and ActeoFIT™.
    Introducing RC Pensis™
    TEST FACTOR™ uses RC Pensis™, a patent-pending Ruta Chalepensis extract. Studies administering ruta chalepensis orally to male mice have demonstrated a 365-476% increase in serum testosterone levels.* Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) was also increased by approximately 400%, while supplementation significantly increased testicular weight/volume and sperm count.* Additional peer-reviewed studies suggest ruta chalepensis may improve the anabolic/anti-catabolic action of insulin, increase liver and muscle glycogen stores, and increase nitric oxide (NO) production for an enhanced “pump” effect during exercise.*
    Introducing ActeoFIT™
    ActeoFITä is a family of patent-pending herbal extracts standardized for the natural, high-affinity Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) ligand acteoside. There are dozens of studies suggesting the use of acteoside and its source herbs in the field of sports nutrition.* For example, one series of preliminary experiments with mice have suggested an increase in endurance during exercise, along with inhibited creatine kinase and improved glycogen stores.* This may translate to better performance, along with preserved muscle mass and energy (glycogen is the primary source of fuel during exercise).* Further still, hyperplasia and hypertrophy of muscle cell mitochondria were demonstrated.* This may support muscle fiber growth (size and number), along with an anti-catabolic (protein sparing) effect.*
    TEST FACTOR Helps:
    • Promote testosterone, reduce estrogen*
    • Support muscle mass and strength*
    • Encourage muscular endurance*
    • Speed recovery*
    • Reduce reaction time*
    • Increase vascularity*
    • Support memory and cognition*

    Previous TestBoosters experienced: DAA (Propadrol EP & Bulk DAA); Pink Magic

    Goals: I was a former ‘fatty’ until about age 20 (but what's ironic is that I have an ectomorph frame and tend to have a hard time gaining weight now)...and have never been able to shake that fear of regaining the fat back, so I tend to undereat more than anything...Ideally and long term goal, like so many, is to add as much LBM as possible while trying to loose any additional fat as possible....so recomp...my overall goal is a Ryan Reynolds/Blade Trinity type physique.

    Weight: As of morning of 1-12, 173lbs

    Diet: roughly 6 ‘meals’...eating every 3-4 hours, high protein...mod carb/mod fat.
    Training: weights 4x/week (M,T,W,F)(have been using Quantum Body Method, will continue to use, has been treating me well; Thinking of alternating each workout of QBM with a heavier weight/lower rep WO, something like FST-7) ; core/cardio (some plyoX from P90x) 1-2x/week.

    Schedule (using the above would look like)

    Week 1:
    M- Back/Tri/Traps (QBM)
    T- Legs (QBM)
    W- Ch/Bi’s/Sh (QBM)
    Th- core/cardio or HIIT
    F- Back/Tri/Traps (Heavy/FST)
    Sat- PlyoX or off
    Sun- off

    Week 2-
    M-Ch/Bi’s/Sh (Heavy/FST)
    T- Legs (Heavy/FST)
    W- Back/Tri/Traps (QBM)
    Th- core/cardio or HIIT
    F- Ch/Bi/Sh (QBM)
    Sat- PlyoX or off
    S- off
    Repeat week 1

    Support Supps: 7-Keto spray (beta testing this for LG, will be finished up approx w/i 1-2 weeks), Whey protein, Lipotropic Protein, BCAA’s (30-35g intra WO, various brands), Vit/mins (Animal Pak), PreWO’s (various)

    I'm waiting for the TestFactor to arrive....hopefully today/tomorrow...I might go ahead and start the XFA tomorrow...I'm chomping at the bit....


  2. ohhhhhhhhhh snap, son! I'm definitely in on this... I've got 2 bottles of XFA at home waiting to be consumed. Good luck, bro!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    ohhhhhhhhhh snap, son! I'm definitely in on this... I've got 2 bottles of XFA at home waiting to be consumed. Good luck, bro!
    thanks man...I had wondered if you ever ran them...after having seen your interest in the subforum, your interest piqued my interest actually....and now XFA logs are springing up all over the place!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    thanks man...I had wondered if you ever ran them...after having seen your interest in the subforum, your interest piqued my interest actually....and now XFA logs are springing up all over the place!
    haha yea dude I was real hott on XFA for a while, started running it for 4 days and then I hurt my shoulder (some kind of shoulder bursitis) - I remembered reading how ArA can perhaps cause more inflamation on already inflamed areas of the body so I totally pussied out and have been waiting out my injury.

    But you have now re-piqued MY interest in this product and will probably starts a whole hell of a lot sooner than I had planned... perhaps even on Monday haha. I'm very interested in the test factor too, RC Pensis and ActeoFIT are ingredients you don't see in the typical test booster. Since they're two different products in respect to how they affect the body, it should be a very interesting and fun next couple of weeks!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    haha yea dude I was real hott on XFA for a while, started running it for 4 days and then I hurt my shoulder (some kind of shoulder bursitis) - I remembered reading how ArA can perhaps cause more inflamation on already inflamed areas of the body so I totally pussied out and have been waiting out my injury.

    But you have now re-piqued MY interest in this product and will probably starts a whole hell of a lot sooner than I had planned... perhaps even on Monday haha. I'm very interested in the test factor too, RC Pensis and ActeoFIT are ingredients you don't see in the typical test booster. Since they're two different products in respect to how they affect the body, it should be a very interesting and fun next couple of weeks!
    heh-heh...nice!! glad you helped me, help you then
    ...fun couple of weeks, heck ya!...they actually set me up with full cycles of both...so 50 days XFA, 60 days TF....whoooooop!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    heh-heh...nice!! glad you helped me, help you then
    ...fun couple of weeks, heck ya!...they actually set me up with full cycles of both...so 50 days XFA, 60 days TF....whoooooop!
    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!! Dude that's a seriously generous offering by MN!!! Color me jealous! I'll just be living vicariously through you for the next 60 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    haha yea dude I was real hott on XFA for a while, started running it for 4 days and then I hurt my shoulder (some kind of shoulder bursitis) - I remembered reading how ArA can perhaps cause more inflamation on already inflamed areas of the body so I totally pussied out and have been waiting out my injury.

    But you have now re-piqued MY interest in this product and will probably starts a whole hell of a lot sooner than I had planned... perhaps even on Monday haha. I'm very interested in the test factor too, RC Pensis and ActeoFIT are ingredients you don't see in the typical test booster. Since they're two different products in respect to how they affect the body, it should be a very interesting and fun next couple of weeks!
    Heck yeah TBarrows. Are you starting a log or just doing the XFA. If you get a log up post your link. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    heh-heh...nice!! glad you helped me, help you then
    ...fun couple of weeks, heck ya!...they actually set me up with full cycles of both...so 50 days XFA, 60 days TF....whoooooop!
    Subbed and yeah Schizm the fuzz is back in da house.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!! Dude that's a seriously generous offering by MN!!! Color me jealous! I'll just be living vicariously through you for the next 60 days
    Gynormously generous man, nooooo joke!

    Quote Originally Posted by StakedCop View Post
    Sub'd
    Welcomen butha

    Quote Originally Posted by fitcopforlife View Post

    Subbed and yeah Schizm the fuzz is back in da house.
    Fitcop!! Whhhhhheeeeeee!!
    Hey, Fitcop, StakedCop...and I have a neighbor, Steve, that's a cop...that's the Trifecta right there!

  9. Quote Originally Posted by fitcopforlife View Post
    Heck yeah TBarrows. Are you starting a log or just doing the XFA. If you get a log up post your link. Thanks


    Subbed and yeah Schizm the fuzz is back in da house.
    Darn the Po-Po!!!


  10. Tbar, glad to see such enthusiasm about the stack, its certainly one of a kind!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by fitcopforlife View Post
    Heck yeah TBarrows. Are you starting a log or just doing the XFA. If you get a log up post your link. Thanks
    well I've never logged anything, I'm afraid that if I do I'd let the folks of this community down if something were to come up i.e. injury, sickness, etc.

    But I'm open to the idea, for sure! I in no way am trying to hijack this thread from my man schizm but I was going to run XFA after my EC cycle is over... but is there a reason to wait? Can I do the two together?

    Back on track... go get em, schiz!

  12. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    well I've never logged anything, I'm afraid that if I do I'd let the folks of this community down if something were to come up i.e. injury, sickness, etc.

    But I'm open to the idea, for sure! I in no way am trying to hijack this thread from my man schizm but I was going to run XFA after my EC cycle is over... but is there a reason to wait? Can I do the two together?

    Back on track... go get em, schiz!
    Heeeey man, no worries at all about anything non-me/thread related...just adds more 'color' to the prizm



    ....ooooh, preeeetty...

    Oh, and I hope to get some shoulder/arm dev like you, Tbar! What are you 'doing' in your pic btw?

  13. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    Heeeey man, no worries at all about anything non-me/thread related...just adds more 'color' to the prizm



    ....ooooh, preeeetty...

    Oh, and I hope to get some shoulder/arm dev like you, Tbar! What are you 'doing' in your pic btw?

    thanks man, I didn't want to impede on your log!

    I had just got done doing DB shoulder press with 75's (which is good for me!) and felt all pumped and alpha-like so I snapped a pic haha. Shoulders are really all I've got if I had to say... I was a high school and college javelin thrower so I'm guessing that's where I started to develop those puppies, everything else I've got sucks I think.

    Will you be updating with before and after pics or anything for this log? I'm still so jealous of this opportunity you got, bro!

    edit*** welp, swolenONE just gave me the go ahead saying it's okay to run XFA while on EC soooo looks like I might have to toss up my first log ever, if I do, I hope to see you over there! I hope to somehow get my hands on another bottle of test factor (currently can only swing 1 bottle) and run the same cycle as you. I would love to compare our experiences.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    thanks man, I didn't want to impede on your log!

    I had just got done doing DB shoulder press with 75's (which is good for me!) and felt all pumped and alpha-like so I snapped a pic haha. Shoulders are really all I've got if I had to say... I was a high school and college javelin thrower so I'm guessing that's where I started to develop those puppies, everything else I've got sucks I think.

    Will you be updating with before and after pics or anything for this log? I'm still so jealous of this opportunity you got, bro!

    edit*** welp, swolenONE just gave me the go ahead saying it's okay to run XFA while on EC soooo looks like I might have to toss up my first log ever, if I do, I hope to see you over there! I hope to somehow get my hands on another bottle of test factor (currently can only swing 1 bottle) and run the same cycle as you. I would love to compare our experiences.
    Javelin thrower, eh? nice! typically other than actually practicing throwing them what exercise selctions/rep ranges are usually prescribed to train that?
    I'll most likely snap some sort of before/after shots...but for sure man, toss a log up...I'm still learning/perfecting the art of logging myself...gotta start somewhere, eh? I'd follow along 4-shore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    Javelin thrower, eh? nice! typically other than actually practicing throwing them what exercise selctions/rep ranges are usually prescribed to train that?
    I'll most likely snap some sort of before/after shots...but for sure man, toss a log up...I'm still learning/perfecting the art of logging myself...gotta start somewhere, eh? I'd follow along 4-shore!
    Heck yeah man throw up a log, it is really helpful in keeping track of progress, diet,etc.. I'll follow along with big Schizm

  16. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    Javelin thrower, eh? nice! typically other than actually practicing throwing them what exercise selctions/rep ranges are usually prescribed to train that?
    I'll most likely snap some sort of before/after shots...but for sure man, toss a log up...I'm still learning/perfecting the art of logging myself...gotta start somewhere, eh? I'd follow along 4-shore!
    well it was a lot less making them huge and bulky and more conditioning and strengthening - like a pitcher would, the best throwers I saw had decently proportioned, well conditioned shoulders. Exercises were a lot of shoulder girdle strengthening techniques with medicine balls, axe chops, weighted ball throws, db pullovers, 'pulley' jav throws and core strengthening. For my own personal meatheaded-ness I would toss in barbell military press and db press though

    When do you officially start with the supps??

  17. throwing javalin (sp?) is badass, there are some very well built track and field athletes.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    well it was a lot less making them huge and bulky and more conditioning and strengthening - like a pitcher would, the best throwers I saw had decently proportioned, well conditioned shoulders. Exercises were a lot of shoulder girdle strengthening techniques with medicine balls, axe chops, weighted ball throws, db pullovers, 'pulley' jav throws and core strengthening. For my own personal meatheaded-ness I would toss in barbell military press and db press though

    When do you officially start with the supps??
    ahhhh-ha, coo man! Tks for the rundown...I've been slowly building up doing overhead pressess (& perfecting form on lateral raises), I've usually gone too heavy on all types of pressing or have too much flare with my arms and felt em in my joints only, they're weak-weak-weak...then have to drop them to recover...have only recently gotten smarter and really lightened the weight up and done more supersets/time under tension...

    'officially', I have the XFA on hand, just waiting for the TestFactor to arrive...I'm hoping to get this going no later than this monday...

  19. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    ahhhh-ha, coo man! Tks for the rundown...I've been slowly building up doing overhead pressess (& perfecting form on lateral raises), I've usually gone too heavy on all types of pressing or have too much flare with my arms and felt em in my joints only, they're weak-weak-weak...then have to drop them to recover...have only recently gotten smarter and really lightened the weight up and done more supersets/time under tension...

    'officially', I have the XFA on hand, just waiting for the TestFactor to arrive...I'm hoping to get this going no later than this monday...
    that right there is important. I was the same way for a long time until just about a year ago I started training with a guy owns a gym and used to compete in natty comps - he showed he how to 'properly' lift and changed my whole regimine up. Basically, if you're not feeling the muscle working that you are attempting to work then you're not going to get the most out of it. I dropped a lot of weight in the majority of my lifts to focus on the contraction of the muscle and targeting directly. Big differences in my body now months down the road... I think you're on the right track man, once I did this all my lifts started to go up - 255x6 on bench nice and slow, to the chest and back up now, I used to just bounce that sh!t off my chest like some sort of gorilla and think I was the man only with lighter weight haha

  20. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    that right there is important. I was the same way for a long time until just about a year ago I started training with a guy owns a gym and used to compete in natty comps - he showed he how to 'properly' lift and changed my whole regimine up. Basically, if you're not feeling the muscle working that you are attempting to work then you're not going to get the most out of it. I dropped a lot of weight in the majority of my lifts to focus on the contraction of the muscle and targeting directly. Big differences in my body now months down the road... I think you're on the right track man, once I did this all my lifts started to go up - 255x6 on bench nice and slow, to the chest and back up now, I used to just bounce that sh!t off my chest like some sort of gorilla and think I was the man only with lighter weight haha
    good words man! thankfully, I came across the Quantum body method last fall and its really big on all of these aspects...esp if you can't feel the muscle working to back the weight off, which has been really good for me, cuz I really am nerologically retarded when it comes to such things...

  21. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    good words man! thankfully, I came across the Quantum body method last fall and its really big on all of these aspects...esp if you can't feel the muscle working to back the weight off, which has been really good for me, cuz I really am nerologically retarded when it comes to such things...
    The Quantum Body Method aye? I'll have to look into that. From the looks of it you've got your training locked in, I'm sure your diet is in check and you've got 60 days of delicious supplements to throw in the mix... this is going to be funnnn!

  22. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    well I've never logged anything, I'm afraid that if I do I'd let the folks of this community down if something were to come up i.e. injury, sickness, etc.

    But I'm open to the idea, for sure! I in no way am trying to hijack this thread from my man schizm but I was going to run XFA after my EC cycle is over... but is there a reason to wait? Can I do the two together?

    Back on track... go get em, schiz!
    EC???


  23. Quote Originally Posted by StakedCop View Post
    EC???
    Heck yea brother... Ephedrine+caffeine=sssshhhredd ed!

  24. Quote Originally Posted by tbarrows View Post
    Heck yea brother... Ephedrine+caffeine=sssshhhredd ed!
    that's what I was thinking it was orginally when you mentioned EC....nice, my 'ass'umption paid off
    ...Hoping the TF shows up today...although with it being MLK day, not sure if UPS takes off or not or if just mail will be affected...
    ...did some single leaning lateral raises today, felt side delts much better than regular standing or sitting laterals...will def have to keep those in the mix when working shoulders...

  25. Quote Originally Posted by schizm View Post
    that's what I was thinking it was orginally when you mentioned EC....nice, my 'ass'umption paid off
    ...Hoping the TF shows up today...although with it being MLK day, not sure if UPS takes off or not or if just mail will be affected...
    ...did some single leaning lateral raises today, felt side delts much better than regular standing or sitting laterals...will def have to keep those in the mix when working shoulders...
    isolating shoulders can be tricky, mine only grow when i hit them from all angled. for a long time delts were one of my strongest muscles, but werent as developed as other parts of my physique.
  26. DAY 1 11-19-11 Ch/Bi -QBM-ish


    Let's proceed, shall we....to jump start the log, I picked up a bottle of TestFactor from my local VS yesterday, since I'm impaitent...as well as having a VS gift card burning a hole in my pocket...

    For the run will be dosing
    XFA 4 caps PreWO
    TF 2 caps PreWO/1 cap Lunch/2 caps dinner (on off days will be 2 caps/2x’s day)

    NOTES: Alright, had intended to do a straight up QBM chest/bi workout...but being as how the gym was packed and the 1 smith machine being used, I had to modify/rearrange...which happens to me a lot...which is great as far as switching things up to throw the body off...but makes it hellish to keep track/log everything...even moreso, b/c I sometimes tend to go off on ‘tangents’ when I WO & wind up doing super/giant sets but not writing them down....annnnywho...will try to ‘contain’ myself more in this regard....here’s how today’s WO went down.

    Super Set- pulley flys
    Low x 10-15, med x 10-15, high x10-15- 2x’s

    Dec DB press pyramid up/dwn/superset
    25x20/30x12/40x10/50x8 (short rest/stretch)
    40x10/30x10/25x10

    Smith Mac- low Incline press pyramid/superset
    (not sure what the bar weight is, but for simplicity & avoid having to add up #’s in the midst of working out, I usually write 2/25 meaning 1 25 lb plate on each side of the bar)
    2/15 x 15;2/25x10;2/35 x 8 r/p x 5 (short rest)
    2/25 x 10;2/15x10 x superslow x 1

    Smith Mach flat press
    2/35 x 10- 2 sets
    2/25 x 8 – 1 set

    Flat DB press (alternating arms)
    25 x 12 – 1 set

    Feet assisted Chest Dips
    #8 x 10-12 - 2 sets (alternated with slow & static par grip pullups)

    Low/mid/high pulley flyes
    10 x 10 – 1 set

    (running short on time, usual Bicep area full)
    Superset
    Nautilus preacher curl
    50 x 20
    Nautilus (Tri supported) seated bi curls
    40 x 15
    10 sec rest- repeat 1x

    Hoist Bi curl
    #5 x 10 – 1 set

    R delt fly machine
    2 sets 40 x 15

    Notes: Typically I use limited rest and try to keep things moving at a pretty fast clip...Was having some trouble initially on feeling chest, but improved later on, esp when moving over to the smith machine, something about that and it really locking me in helps put the stress where it needs to go...I do however feel my biceps being a bit more ‘trashed’/worked sitting here more than I usually do...

    Secondary note: came across using the multi angle (high to low) pulley to do low pulley cable shrugs the other day, did some more today...holly crap! These things rock! DB shrugs for me suck...but these have constant tension, can lean away and really target the upper traps...annnnywho, super stoked about adding these in...whoop-whooop-whhooop!

  27. glad you got a bottle of Test Factor and are starting this log up in a major way. Im harping on the warehouse as to where a handful of orders are.
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    In! Hopefully this works as good for you as it is for me right now!
    Molecular Nutrition X-Factor Advanced Log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/167311-molecular-nutrition-xfa.html#post2716754

  29. Quote Originally Posted by SwolenONE View Post
    glad you got a bottle of Test Factor and are starting this log up in a major way. Im harping on the warehouse as to where a handful of orders are.
    ..no prob man, things happen ...but I bet you called the warehouse up and flexed, they prolly reship out everything while on the phone. Has Fitcop driven by with his sirens going off yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by doubled2321 View Post
    In! Hopefully this works as good for you as it is for me right now!
    I'm really hoping so, you really seem to be rockin out with the stuff!
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