mattrag's first log! AnaBeta/PCT Black/ShredMatrix for a Lit-up Halloween

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by shovelhead76 View Post
    been following along what is Anabeta?

    Are you trying for a recomp, bulk or cut?
    anabeta is an anabolic herb. Basically it increases glycogen storage capacity. Well in my opinion/experience it does this. Nothing else has made me feel this hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) since anabolic pump by USP labs. And AnaBeta really makes me look and feel fuller.

    I'm going for a recomp/cut. But i'm going pretty low on cals. For now my weight stays at around 88-90kgs depending on if I went to the bathroom yet or not.

    In my opinion AnaBeta is great. I would LOVE to run this for the full 12 weeks and even when I jump on another PH/DS cycle I'd love to see what it does for my gains. But for now the wallet will only allow me to run one bottle for 30 days. Perhaps when I move back home next August I will have enough money to run it for the full 12 weeks. While this is in no way a PH, the difference is noticeable.
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  2. Good stuff Matt sorry took so long to get back in here looks like you are slaying it. MMMMMMM Steak, got me thinking now.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Good stuff Matt sorry took so long to get back in here looks like you are slaying it. MMMMMMM Steak, got me thinking now.
    hehe sorry the log is getting a lot less attention (by me) than I am used to. I will be making more posts as I get a better feel as what I should be writing about on off days. I just don't know what to post lol
    Today is a workout day. Full body, going for 15 reps today. Should be fun. Workout but i'm following the burn day. Light weight. Tomorrow I will go heavier and hit up a true build day.
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  4. 8/08/2011


    Weight 87.8kgs
    Workout

    Standing military (behind the neck) 115(12)x2
    Bent over db rows 100(10)x3
    Leg ext Kaatsu 65 (30)X2, drop 50 (30)X3
    SS: 1leg Body weight SLDL (20)X3
    Bench press 205(15) X3
    Tricep ext bands (30) X2 SS BW single leg calf raises (20) SS Bicep hammer curls

    Standing military (Behind the neck) 115 (12) (10)
    Pull ups (10)X3
    Rev grip Bench 135 (12) X3
    Tricep ext bands (30) X2 SS BW single leg calf raises (20) SS Bicep hammer curls

    Today was pretty hard. Low cals, and had a long day in the sun playing tennis.
    Cals today were:
    180g protein
    40g fat




    8/09/2011
    Weight 87.8kgs
    Workout

    Standing military 135(10)x2
    Bent over db rows 100(10)x3
    Bench press 215(12) X3
    Tricep ext bands (30) X2 SS BW single leg calf raises (20) SS Bicep hammer curls

    Standing military 135 (12) (6)
    Pull ups (10)X3
    Rev grip Bench 115 (12) X3
    Tricep ext bands (30) X2 SS BW single leg calf raises (20) SS Bicep hammer curls

    Today I skipped legs, I played tennis today for around 2hrs so my legs and lower back were pretty smashed. Don't want to get re injured.
    Cals today were:

    280g protein
    100g fat
    360g carbs




    8/10/2011

    Today is a rest day and I thought i'd just give an update.

    I am on week 3 of PCT and feel pretty much fuller recovered. lifts are going back up, and my body is looking even better. Pics and the vid log should be going up soon. My friend and I will be using it to keep each other motivated.
    Lean gains via MrKleens recommendations is working well for me. I would rather train fasted everyday but I usually have to workout at night so i'm pretty destroyed by 6pm since that's an extra 12 hrs of no food after I sleep. I tried that on Monday and almost died.

    I think the last time i did this diet I just didn't eat enough. I have been playing with that thought in my mind quite often and since testing my gluten/flour allergy I can eat around 400g carbs a day (potatoes, fruits, some rice, rice makes my joints kinda sore) and still look pretty lean. I will be using this diet for the rest of this "prep" and be adding my cycle while using this diet protocol.

    My lower back is better. Still freezes up from time to time but I am going to the doc for it every week. He's not a chiropractor, as I am in Japan and they just don't have them.... but he basically loosens it up and then I can roll it out better on my foam roller. I really hope my back gets better because I want to be able to do some zercher squats again.
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  5. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, my computer at home has crapped out on my last weekend and my workplace decided they'd have a day where they shut off the power... anyway here is my workouts~

    Standing military 115 (12)X4
    Squat 185 (10)X3
    Box squat 185 (5)X2
    Bent over row 185 (12)X6
    Shrug 185 (20)X3
    Circuit X4
    Push ups (30)
    BW Dips (15)
    Concentration curl 35 (12)
    BW 1legged calf raises

    Roman DL 115(12)X3

    Removed bench press for now as my elbow is getting kinda sore. Tendinitis flaring back up. Going with this workout. Full body 3-4 days a week.

    My progression will be 2 days of low weights 10-12 reps, then a day of 4-6, and if I feel up to it a day of maxing. Also, tossing in a day of accessory and dynamic effort. My lower back has ALWAYS been an issue and I figure i'm going to have to deal with it since i was going into really heavy lifting. So more core, more form/technique, and more focus. NOT blowing out my back like I did 3 weeks ago.
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  6. on the aspect of PCT.
    Week 3 ended well. I'm stopping my SERM. Just because I feel I don't need it really. THis PCT has been great so far and I felt completely recovered after week 2. Added in PCT Black revolution by FinaFlex and now i'm pretty much back.
    Also, was feeling kinda really low estrogenic with the addition of FinaFlex. Lower Libido, a bit drier than usual so I think my hormones have rebalanced. Which means~~~ I can start planning my next run

    I know I should wait...but honestly... I figure I'll wait about 4 more weeks then start it up instead of waiting the full 8.

    I don't drink, I take liver supps etc. Plus I know the risks. I should be getting my liver/kidney enzyme levels checked soon too. So i'll know if my LDL/HDL levels are too outta whack.

    Funds are low but I have enough stuff on hand to do mdrol, AndroHardv2, and run a PCT with a SERM (Yes, I am one of those guys who has EVERYTHING on hand hahah). Also, just got my order that I had shipped to hawaii from AI... so I have some goodies from them.

    If nothing else changes I'm plannin on either running 8 weeks of AH with 4 weeks of Mdrol pulsed on w/o days. OR just running Mdrol pulsed. Really depends on how I feel. I liked androhard's strength and feeling of being strong. It also would help with the mdrol's rumored lethargy. I have run Hdrol with no problems.... I wish I logged that run.... I was running hdrol stacked with oxyelite, AP.... too bad I didn't know how to diet correctly.(well not like now)

    Any advice/suggestions would be welcomed
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  7. Yeah stick with the time off is double the time on so you don't screw up your hpta. You should not be doing more than 3 runs in a year and 2 if they are really strong ones. Unless you plan on getting on TRT that is... Stay with your planned 8 weeks man if you cant then you need to think about the fact you are becoming compulsive about it.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Yeah stick with the time off is double the time on so you don't screw up your hpta. You should not be doing more than 3 runs in a year and 2 if they are really strong ones. Unless you plan on getting on TRT that is... Stay with your planned 8 weeks man if you cant then you need to think about the fact you are becoming compulsive about it.
    yea i probably should give it a rest. stick to natty stuff for the extent of my off time.

    Any suggestions ? lol
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    yea i probably should give it a rest. stick to natty stuff for the extent of my off time.

    Any suggestions ? lol
    Maybe more Anabeta if you enjoyed it and I would add in EndoSurge for sure. Some DAA, and if still wanting more add in a good GH product like HGHpro or Ghenerate. Finaflex is coming out with one but has not been released yet but it looks promising as well.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Maybe more Anabeta if you enjoyed it and I would add in EndoSurge for sure. Some DAA, and if still wanting more add in a good GH product like HGHpro or Ghenerate. Finaflex is coming out with one but has not been released yet but it looks promising as well.
    Looked into endosurge. Looks good. I have never tried 3,4 div b4 but i have heard good things about it. I have HGHpro, might save it for when I run out of ZMA. DAA is in the lit-up I take. Maybe I should wait for the Finaflex GH booster. I like their PCT black.


    I short question on programming. I am currently training to compete in Judo. (87kgs atm) I want to drop to 81kgs. Should I just ditch all hypertrophy type workouts and just focus on like a 5X5? Or do more intricate programming like juggernaut or 5/3/1, or even olympic training programs?

    My lifts are now

    OH press 165X3
    Squat 265X3
    Bench 265X3
    Deadlift 315X2 (last time tested, before i blew my back about 4 weeks ago)

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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  11. To get my squat back up I decided to go with a 5X5 type workout with accessory on off days.

    Todays WO:

    Squat 185lbs
    OH press 135
    Pendalay Row 135

    2hrs of Tennis, 1hr of Judo.

    calories:

    1840

    Fat 70g
    Protein 197g
    Carbs 112g

    Cals pretty good for a burn day.

    Tomorrow im going to be doing some speed work.
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  12. Decided to add some more volume to the squat for form practice.

    5x5 OH Press 135
    5X10 Box Squat 135
    5X5 High Pull 115
    20, 10, 10 Ledge close grip pull ups BW


    Todays workout was done after judo. felt pretty good. Figure I am going to need a workout that incorporates speed, strength, and power. Also, gonna need some hypertrophy.

    Im really liking this one
    http://www.**********************/wor...h-workout.html

    since im cutting now I figure i dont need the hypertrophy.

    Todays cals~

    2100 cals

    175g protein
    144g fat
    20g carbs

    High fat diet. usually does me well.
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  13. quick update. The higher fat diet (came mostly from coconut milk, and the use of a fattier cut of meat) yesterday really seems to have made my muscles harder today... odd. But I like it. Today is going to be pretty rough. Got judo, then I am going to do a full body hypertrophy workout for a friend. Giving him some training. But he wants me to train with him as well. (for motivation)

    I changed the link, oddly it wasn't working before.

    here is it again, this is the workout that I think will be good for my next workout program. Gotta stop with the ADHD on EVERYTHING but Im using the 5X5 as a transition to a more strength related type of programming.
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  14. Yesterday hit 2 hrs of judo. Did a lot of conditioning so I decided to cancel the workout. Good because ill hit it today. Today's workout should be a ATG squat, shoulder press, pendalay row, and going to do a 5RM on sumo deads.

    Small question if anyone has a suggestion. I will probably start a cycle in 4 weeks (when I can start my next one again). Basically goals are to move up in strength/speed and lower my weight. Basically a cutting cycle. Has anyone had any type of experience with this? I've only run PH/DS on a more bodybuilding/aesthetic protocol not a strength/mobility protocol.
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  15. workout~

    8X3 DE squats 135
    5X12 Good mornings 45lbs (2s neg, controlled concentric)

    stair sprints 10 mins~

    Was going to do more but my lower back is still very tender and I dont want to push it. My neck also is very tired so I am probably going to just try get in some pull ups later today for some pulling movement.
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  16. worked out on Saturday. I'll post what I did later, I'm at work and the routine I did is at home.

    Anyway, had a wedding yesterday to attend to. Food was pretty healthy. small lean steak, some baked fish, raw fish, shrimp soup... (japanese course style menu). The after party was pretty bad though...because it was a burn day too...Today I'll make it up.

    Also, I think this log is coming to an end. I had higher hopes for this log, vid updates, pictures... but my home desktop broke and I only have my old slow work laptop. Also, this month I am extremely poor. Just attending my friend's wedding was $300 (in japan you usually give $300 to go to a wedding), and I already was in the hole.... So much stuff to do during the summer lol.
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  17. Final thoughts on AnaBeta, lit-up, and PCT revolution.

    As I said I stacked these three with my SERM for my PCT. I have been told I am looking leaner than when I was on AH+AL, though my weight is only around 1lb less.
    AnaBeta:

    Aggression: 5/10 Didn't notice any increase or decrease going into PCT or throughout PCT. Seemed to be the same the whole way.

    Mood: 8/10 Felt the same as the end of my AH/AL cycle. So pretty much stable mood. No fluctuations.

    Libido: 5/10 What's odd is when I stopped the SERM my libido dropped. So I am not sure if the libido boost in PCT was actually from the SERM.

    Strength: 7/10 Strength obviously tapered down a bit but I feel that my overall "push" was maintained. (Kind of hard because during PCT I started playing tennis and Judo almost daily towards the end).

    Recovery: 9/10 Oddly I feel that my recovery increased on this supplement. It just felt like everything I ate went to rebuilding my muscles. Makes me think this product would do well for those who enjoy long grueling volume style workouts. And can support it with enough food.

    Pumps: Pumps were great on this, not as "hard" as I was on AH/AL but even on low carb I don't feel I fell flat ever.

    Overall: AnaBeta for sure affects Blood sugar levels a bit. Probably has a nutrient partitioning effect. I find that not only carbs feed the beast, but simply by increasing food intake the hypoglycemic feeling people talk about do not manifest. If I had the money I would definitely run it again. I know that I said a volume based workout would benefit from this product but I also think that anytype of training would benefit from taking this product because of it's enhanced muscle synthesis.

    My dosing followed a lean gains diet of an 8hr window, 1 with the fast breaker, 1 b4 workout, 1 after workout and 1 b4 bed. I found that 2 before workout was too much and left my nauseated by the 45min mark. This dosing worked the best for me.
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  18. Lit-up


    Aggression: 5/10 Could have been because I just didn't stop taking a pre workout (i.e. let my adrenals recover) that I really didn't notice any aggression from this product.

    Energy: 7/10 I actually like the "bam" that products like jack3d and C4 give. Lit-up is more for a sustained slow up, slow down type person. I am probably also way burned out and my stim tolerance is INSANE. Feeling anything at all from this product shows that it indeed works. I think one scoop for most people would be good enough.

    Libido: 7/10 Lit-up helped in the libido area I think. DAA seems to affect me really well. Sucked though, working out alone in my home... horny ... hhaha

    Strength: 6/10 I don't think it helped much with top end output, more it helped with maintaining my energy levels throughout the workout.

    Recovery: 9/10 Oddly I feel that my recovery increased on this supplement. It just felt like everything I ate went to rebuilding my muscles. Makes me think this product would do well for those who enjoy long grueling volume style workouts. And can support it with enough food.

    Pumps: Pumps were pretty good. I was pretty much pumped ALL THE TIME from AnaBeta that I think this product couldn't really show me what it could do in this area. I'll find out on my next log when I drop the AnaBeta and use the rest of this.

    Taste: 10/10 Over anything this is the single BEST tasting pre workout product I have ever tasted. I look forward to drinking this every workout. When looking for any new product taste is pretty important to me, especially when dieting. This stuff was great. Really sweet. Tasted like juice syrup. Hahah.


    Overall: Lit up definitely sets up a good environment for building muscle. Also, the no loss of appetite after working out really helps you get in the post workout meal. Many times I would not want to eat after working out because of the 1,3 dimm in most products (though when cutting that stuff is great!). I'd run it again.
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  19. PCT revolution black

    My dosing for this started one day 3 of my PCT but then I stopped it because I felt I was lowering estrogen too much. I started up again when I dropped my SERM on week 3. Started with 1 cap at night, then added one cap in the AM on day 4 (week 3 day 4)


    Aggression: 5/10 Didn't notice any increase or decrease going into PCT or throughout PCT. Seemed to be the same the whole way.

    Mood: 9/10 with the addition of the 2nd cap my mood increased. It could be related to the decrease in cortisol in the morning. Carrying me throughout the day with less blood sugar fluctuation.

    Libido: 4/10 What's odd is when I stopped the SERM my libido dropped. So I am not sure if the libido boost in PCT was actually from the SERM. When I added in the 2nd cap of PCT Rev my libido increased a tad bit. But still pretty low over all. It could be I need to keep my dosing of my DAA product to ED.

    Strength: 7/10 I haven't tested this just yet so I can't give a legitimate response but the addition of the 2nd cap seems to have made everything better.

    Recovery: 8/10 After working out my recovery seems to be good. I sleep better with this product. (Though it could be because I stopped taking the SERM)

    Joints: 5/10 unlike erase, where I have to keep the dosing at 2 caps (50mg of the AI). The addition of the 2nd cap (making it 100mgs) has had no negative effects on my joints. So I'm thinking that it could possibly that the last 2 times I have run erase I was simply overtrained (as far my joints go)

    overall: I must say this product has surprised me. Sadly With Erase being cheaper (in stacks) than this product for the main ingred I probably won't be running this again. But if I were to choose a product to run solo PCT Black would win hands down. It's cheaper, it works, and it has a legitimate PCT support complex included.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Final thoughts on AnaBeta, lit-up, and PCT revolution.

    As I said I stacked these three with my SERM for my PCT. I have been told I am looking leaner than when I was on AH+AL, though my weight is only around 1lb less.
    AnaBeta:

    Aggression: 5/10 Didn't notice any increase or decrease going into PCT or throughout PCT. Seemed to be the same the whole way.

    Mood: 8/10 Felt the same as the end of my AH/AL cycle. So pretty much stable mood. No fluctuations.

    Libido: 5/10 What's odd is when I stopped the SERM my libido dropped. So I am not sure if the libido boost in PCT was actually from the SERM.

    Strength: 7/10 Strength obviously tapered down a bit but I feel that my overall "push" was maintained. (Kind of hard because during PCT I started playing tennis and Judo almost daily towards the end).

    Recovery: 9/10 Oddly I feel that my recovery increased on this supplement. It just felt like everything I ate went to rebuilding my muscles. Makes me think this product would do well for those who enjoy long grueling volume style workouts. And can support it with enough food.

    Pumps: Pumps were great on this, not as "hard" as I was on AH/AL but even on low carb I don't feel I fell flat ever.

    Overall: AnaBeta for sure affects Blood sugar levels a bit. Probably has a nutrient partitioning effect. I find that not only carbs feed the beast, but simply by increasing food intake the hypoglycemic feeling people talk about do not manifest. If I had the money I would definitely run it again. I know that I said a volume based workout would benefit from this product but I also think that anytype of training would benefit from taking this product because of it's enhanced muscle synthesis.

    My dosing followed a lean gains diet of an 8hr window, 1 with the fast breaker, 1 b4 workout, 1 after workout and 1 b4 bed. I found that 2 before workout was too much and left my nauseated by the 45min mark. This dosing worked the best for me.
    Appreciate the feedback Matt
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by nattydisaster View Post
    Appreciate the feedback Matt
    Thanks for bringing out a great product to the market
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  22. if you like the pumps from AB, try adding CN into the mix
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    if you like the pumps from AB, try adding CN into the mix
    CN as in Creatine Nitrate?
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    if you like the pumps from AB, try adding CN into the mix
    This guy loves CN, would it sound biased if i said I like Neovar better?

    CN is creatine attached to a nitrate, the nitrate gives it better absorption and increase pumps. My opinion on it is that the pumps go away after awhile so not really worth it unless your into that. I'm over it and use bulk mono and Neovar.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by WhatsaRoid? View Post
    This guy loves CN, would it sound biased if i said I like Neovar better?

    CN is creatine attached to a nitrate, the nitrate gives it better absorption and increase pumps. My opinion on it is that the pumps go away after awhile so not really worth it unless your into that. I'm over it and use bulk mono and Neovar.
    Ah I see. I liked neovar hehehe. I just use bulk mono as well.
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