MidwestBeast's APS Testalensis 100 Log (Sponsored)
- 03-29-2011, 09:11 AM
MidwestBeast's APS Testalensis 100 Log (Sponsored)
As always, the first thing to do here is give a much-deserved thank you to JD, Steve, and APS for giving me the opportunity to do another sponsored log for them. Not only that, but they added in some samples and an entire bottle of their Icariin 50; very cool.
In the past, I have logged Creatine Nitrate along with both Plasmagen Nitrate and then Nitrozine for APS, and my experience with all of these products was great. I ran the CN stacked with the Nitrozine as my pre-workout selection during my downtime from stims and it was a great experience; definitely beat my previous attempts with AAKG powder and beta alanine or other little concoctions.
I am also currently logging Controlled Labs' new intra-workout Purple Psyko (as with all of my sponsored logs/reviews, the link can be found in my profile). I'm not going to give a lengthy breakdown of my past, as it can be found in most of my other logs, but I'll share a few things. I'm currently focusing on cutting. I've recently found out I have hypothyroidism, which I blame as a major culprit in the lack of fat-loss, though my doctor seems to disagree (needless to say, I'm in the search for a new doctor), which would give me no clue as to what the cause is, as my training and nutrition are spot on after all the years I've taken to learn and understand these things.
Anywho I've just come off of a one-week stretch of severe calorie-restriction. I actually felt great and even set a PR on deads while on that diet. I am in the process of reformulating my upcoming diet as we speak and I'll post it once I finalize it. It will likely be a very drastic carb and cal cycle to hopefully keep my body guessing and give me some chance to actually lose.
I work a 5 day split and a 2 week cycle:
Week 1: Max-OT training
Week 2: high intensity training; 60 seconds rest between sets
Currently sitting right around 224 pounds, give or take. I don't care about the number on the scale as much as the look in the mirror, but I do know there is plenty of fat I want gone. We'll see what the potential increase in test will do to aid me in my goals. I go as hard as I can, so hopefully this baby shines for me and helps me out.
Tonight will be an arms workout (high intensity week).
- 03-29-2011, 09:11 AM
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03-29-2011, 09:12 AM
Okay, so my run came to an end a few days ago, giving me a total of 3.5 weeks on Testalensis. A big thank you to JudgementDay and APS for another logging opportunity - JD is a great guy and APS is a company I like very much.
I felt the effects of Testalensis within the first several days of its use. My libido increased significantly and I noticed myself hanging lower and fuller, as well. I was a little surprised that this seemed to taper off after the first 2 weeks. I didn't have a "shut-down" feeling after that, but I definitely returned back to a normal libido/drive status for the last week and a half (and have felt the same since ceasing use, as well). I'd be very interested in how this goes for people running the product for 2 bottles or any extended length of time.
I saw increased strength and endurance through the entire duration of my use of Testalensis. My numbers went up in either reps or weight on a weekly basis. I didn't feel zapped during my high intensity week lifts where I only had 60 seconds rest between sets.
I took my 3 caps spread pretty evenly throughout the day: upon rising, ~9 hours later (pre-workout), ~7 hours later (pre-bed). After the first day or two, while I was waiting for a consensus on how to dose, I took all doses on an empty stomach.
It will be interesting to see how others choose to dose this product, and the results they experience. I was happy with my experience and would recommend the product. The one thing that was just odd to me was the drop-off of the libido/drive after the first two weeks. If I would have had that for the entire duration, I'd already have bought a box full of bottles .
03-29-2011, 10:42 AM
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03-29-2011, 10:59 AM
Tear this up Beast.
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
03-29-2011, 11:08 AM
03-29-2011, 11:45 AM
Question for ya - are the Mesomorph samples in there the new one? On the label, it doesn't list Creatine Nitrate, like the other samples I had got back in the Fall. You know how bad I'm wanting to try it (plus, I've got a little extra CN left over I'm itching to stack with it).
03-29-2011, 01:24 PM
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3/29/11 - Biceps / Triceps (High Intensity Week)
Olympic Bar Curls: 105x12 / 105x12 / 105x12 / 105x10
Seated DB Hammer Curls (Preacher Bench): 35x12 / 35x12 / 35x12 / 35x12
Overhead Cable Ring Curls: 70x12 / 70x12 / 70x12 / 80x12
Tricep Rope Pushdowns: 170x12 / 170x12 / 170x12 / 180x12
Overhead Rope Extension & Roll: 100x12 / 100x12 / 100x12 / 110x12
Cable Ring Reverse Curls: 70x12 / 70x12 / 70x12 / 60x12
Total workout time: 42 minutes
60 seconds rest between sets, 120 seconds rest when switching exercises.
Took a sample pack of Mesomorph (pretty sure it's the old stuff, based on the label), 3g of bulk DAA, 6 caps of Creatine Nitrate. This was the first day I upped cals and carbs a bit after a week of a very restricted diet. My arms looked huge again; I was loving it. Great pumps and strength was actually up on almost all lifts from my last high intensity arm day - gotta love that.
Drank 2 scoops of Psyko and 2 scoops of Modern BCAA intra-workout; hit about 40g isolate and 5g creatine monohydrate about half an hour after lifting.
About 30-40 minutes after that, got in 3 games of 3-on-3. The first 2 were a good cardio burn; the last one, I was simply just trying not to get sick lol. My stomach was cramping up on my pretty bad and I was only out there so the other guys could get one more game in; I rushed home after that. Sipped on a mixture of 60g WMS, 2 scoops Psyko, 2 scoops MBCAA throughout (and a little after).
Dosed my last cap of Testalensis on an empty stomach after all of that.
Very happy with today's workout and looking to add in more HIIT cardio on a regular basis. Tomorrow night will be my leg workout.
03-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Nice workout bro, keep up the good work!
I really like Purple Psyko for pre-workout and post-workout, I'm on day 8 of no caffeine, not gonna fail this time......unless Watermelon meso ends up on my steps LOL
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03-29-2011, 09:30 PM
And I love to use Psyko along with bulk aminos to mask the flavor, rather than deal with adding Crystal Light or something like that - I did that before and didn't enjoy the taste at all.
Keep going hard on the stim detox, bro; you'll really be pleased afterward. Particularly if you have CN and Nitrozine, you'll be good to go. And you can always get some maca to take during the day to increase energy through a non-stimulant pathway (I did that last time and enjoyed it, too).
03-29-2011, 09:42 PM
I'm in! Got mine today but I'm going to wait until I finish up everything else I'm running before starting it.
I think that meso is the new flavor because it's a different color than the stuff I've got.
03-29-2011, 09:47 PM
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03-30-2011, 04:01 PM
on the front of the label i have a little green circle that says watermelon flavor. and the color is very light, almost white. if you have watermelon flavor this is what you should see-it's very tasty.
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03-30-2011, 04:03 PM
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3/30/11 - Legs (High Intensity week)
Leg Press: 500x12 (x4)
Seated Calf Raises: 200x15 (x4)
Seated Leg Curls: 145x12 (x4)
Seated Calf Extensions: 250x15 (x4)
Leg Extensions: 205x12 (x4)
Hip Adduction / Abduction: 160x12 (x4)
Total Workout Time: 40 minutes
* The only weight I count is what I manually load (e.g. whatever weight the leg press or Smith machine have is not factored in).
** The adductions / abductions are done back to back; no 60 seconds rest between them.
Numbers were up on almost all of these lifts from last time. I didn't up the weight on leg press because I went at it with no braces on this week; wanted to ease into this without injuring myself.
I skipped abs today because this workout was so rough that I was feeling a tad bit sick, and my stomach was cramping up on me a bit, as well. I'll add an ab workout onto the end of tomorrow's delt/traps workout.
I'm now dosing my Testalensis empty stomach: upon rising, pre-workout, before bed.
I tried to take my Synthroid before bed last night, rather than in the morning, so I didn't have to worry about the time I have to wait before I can eat. I was really tired this afternoon and did NOT want to go lift; I blame this on that directly. That being said, I'll have to go back to dosing it in the morning and spacing breakfast out behind it; which blows.
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