Definitely leaner. Look a little thicker in your chest though, even leaner. A recomp for sure.The log: Loggin pills like data . . . AnaBeta (PES Beta Testing in Progress)
Before / After pics:
Flat Bench: 245x3 => 260x2
Deadlift: 425x1 => 455x1 +30lbs *
Squat: 325x3 => 325x3 maintained.
Auxiliary lifts increased as well.
* Previous 1 rep max on deadlift was 465x1 back in january
Before/After Measurements (flexed):
Arms(r/l): 15in / 15in
Calves(r/l): 15in / 14.5in
Thighs(r/l): 22in / 22.5/22in
Chest(chest, lats relaxed): 42in / 42in
Forearms(r/l): 12.5in/12.75in / 12.75/12.5
I need to note that this was all done while cutting. If the pictures above show anything its a loss of body fat and a small increase in shoulder size. I expected to see more of a loss especially on my legs, but I was pleasantly surprised by this.
and strong workouts: I compared what I did today to what I did last week and it was completely different. My overall mood and strength was definitely worse off today. Kind of ticked about it, haha
Strength gains on a calorie deficit: Yup, this one is a big one. My weight dropped from ~174 when I started to 169 and some of lifts increased in weight. Others stayed the same, yeah, but some did increase. That alone should illustrate the anabolic properties on its own.
Hungry was bad in the beginning, but I just got used to it.
Recomposition: While Im sure this product did something with my body composition, diet dictates it more than anything. Needless to say, I did lose bodyfat and maintained (/increased) strength.
This might sound childish, but the only thing that bugs me is that I can't get more of it. Nothing worse than being in contest prep and seeing your strength start to drop. I felt it today and just wish I had more to hold off those losses for another month.
Well, that and the smell wasn't too great => obviously not much of a concern.
Obviously I would recommend this. I can only imagine the gains I could've had if I took this bulking. Hoping I have the chance to pick up some for that purpose.
One last note, if (when) I do run this again, I'll be picking up two bottles, as I didn't really notice effects until the end of week 2 beginning of week 3. Others did respond differently though, so this is probably just my body. Regardless I thought I would throw it out there.
Big thanks to natty for sending out a bottle for me to run, also thanks to everyone that contributed to my log.
Nice on the strength gains - more living proof that one can GAIN strength whilst losing bodyfat!
Thank you for your log and awesome feedback