Doc strips to 10% with Anabeta, erase and Alpha t2 (sponsored log)
- 09-24-2011, 09:07 PM
Doc strips to 10% with Anabeta, erase and Alpha t2 (sponsored log)
This is day 1 of my sponsored log from PES.
My aim is to trim down to 10% bodyfat over the next 8 weeks. I am currently 85kg at 15% body fat. I have dropped from 89kg over the last 5 weeks so i have been loosing about a 600grams a week without the aid of supplements. I estimate i have dropped about 4% body fat during this time. I have lost a small amount of muscle mass-most of it coming off my back. Hopefully with the assistance from PES i will be able to turn this cut in to somewhat of a recomp.
For the first half of this log i will be running
anabeta+alphat2 then crossing over in the middle to run anabeta+erase
I will also be using SAN Fierce as preworkout through out this log.
I have run anabeta solo before but have never used at2 or erase so it will be interesting to see how they compliment it.
I will be posting on each workout day (3 times a week) and once a week giving an update on the effects and changes over the week. As in each of my last logs i will be taking pictures before and after. I'll take some and post them later tonight.
I will vary my workouts but at the moment i have been doing 1 hour of weights with 20-30 mins of cardio at the end of the workout.
At the moment my routine looks like this:
day 1: chest shoulders tris
Day 2: legs
Day 3 Back bi's.
With the majority of my lifts being compound.
But i also like to switch it up and do full body workouts three times a week sometimes. I have often found this style better suits me for cutting down.
I will also be playing basketball 3-4 times a week.\
This should be a fun run.
Starting pics. The llight in the first two pics was very dull and didnt really show off much-but I was happy with the back pic .
- 09-25-2011, 12:58 AM
- 09-25-2011, 08:17 AM
Okay id really like to thank pes for the opportunity they gave me here to log their product. I made my best effort the entire time to get the most out of this stack. Overall i dropped a good amount of body fat. I started on day one at 85 kg at 15.5% body fat and finished at 81.4 at 12%. However, i went and did a skinfold reading and measured 10% bodyfat. My hips started at 37 inches and finished at 33.5. My waist was 35.5 inches and is now 31.5.However, words dont mean a thing- i'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Ive decided i wont rate everything out of 10. However i will give pros and cons of each.
I had already been trimming down for about 5 weeks before i started this log. My strength had been declining slowly (understandably). So i thought these two would be a great way of kicking this stack off. While on this part of the stack i noticed that when i was in the gym i really worked hard-i pushed harder than ever before. I had not cut my calories as drastically at this point and was setting new pr's on every aparatus. My strength was through the roof and I was sweating like crazy. I was actually beating pr's i hit while i was bulking. I did notice a strength gain in my solo anabeta log as well, and it kicked in at about week 2 both times. My vascularity also started to become quite noticeable towards the end and i even got a few comments from people in the gym.
I found the stims in at2 helped me keep going throughout the day and i did not need as much caffeine as usual. I also felt like i had to do a lot of cardio after each workout while combining these two supplements. I think this was detrimental and i lost some muscle mass towards the end as i was doing too much cardio after long weight sessions. Really i should have known better. The only real problem i had came from AT2. Sometimes(not all the time) it have me a strong rapid heart beat. This often made it difficult for high intensity cardio like basketball and i struggled in some games.
Strength gain (while not reducing calories too much)
Strong thermogenic effect
Sometimes affected heart rate.
This was the second half od the stack which i started after a week break due to sickness. Both kicked in pretty quickly and i could feel a major difference on erase. I actually preferred this stack because i did get an increased heart rate and really noticed an increase in endurance. What i was really impressed with about this part of the stack is that i started to recomp even on a fairly large calory deficit. For example, one week i lost .6% of body fat, had the same hydration levels, but only lost 100 grams. I was very impressed.
For comparison sake i'll mention that my strength went down while i was sick. While i was not eating as much as before i did notice my strength do back up. I was not setting pr's, but i was not disapointed non the less.
The other prominent pros were the vascularity, and the positive emotional feelings this gave me. I woke up feeling like the f*cking man some days. And I really noticed the leaning effects of erase. I really noticed this in my face and mid section. After being off of it a few days though ive had a little water come back in to these areas. I wish i took the photos of my abs before today-lol.
The only con from this that i can recall is acne. It wasnt bad, i just got a few big red zits. My joints also started getting a little tight towards the end of the bottle. I then started to tapper down.
Strong recomp effect
Great sence of well being
Further increased vascularity
Tight joints towards the end.
Would i use this again?
Yes. Id love to try them all at once but im a big fan of Anabeta/erase.
I'd like to Thank PES again for the opportunity for logging this. Thankyou natty for initiating the offer and Ben for your support and advice throughout-- If you are ever looking for someone to log any new products i would be more than happy too. Its been a great run.
Unfortunately I couldn't get a lat shot yet but i tried to do similar shots to the before photos. Ive got a few extras as well. I'll try get a lat shot up tomorrow. All photos were taken cold with no pump.
Before / After
I filled these pants out prior to this log
Other After shots (no before pics here)
09-25-2011, 08:30 AM
Day 1: Back bi's
Today i did back and bis. Ive been very thirsty all day (anabeta) and ive felt like an absolute furnace after the gym (At2).
Diet: very clean
Wide grip chins > Machine shrugs
x12 x9 x10x10 > 60kg 60kg 80kg 80kg x10
Wide grip lat pulldown
90kgx6 80kgx5 60kg 8>50kg X5
Bent barbell row underhand >overhand> shrugs
Close grip pulldowns > machine rear flys (i did dropsets on each set but it would be too confusing to show this)
Bent db row >Rear db flys
30kgx 10> 6kg each x 10
30kgx8 (dropset 24kgx6) > 6 kgx8
30kgx8 (dropset 24kgx6)> 6kgx6
Deadlift (i had a **** night with these)
30kgx8> 25X8 >20X6
Incline db curl
30 mins on epiliptical 420 calories
09-25-2011, 11:49 AM
09-26-2011, 12:36 AM
09-26-2011, 06:49 AM
Thanks Mitch and Natty. Its nice to see you following along.
Day 2: A little quick update for today-its my only day i do absolutely nothing
Even though i did back and bis workout yesterday my chest is quite sore today which has stumped me. Im quite sore along the borders of my chest (from the bottem right up and around the sides) Ive never had this from a back workout before. It must of been the way i did dead lifts or something.
I took two at2 this morning.....wow...my heart was pounding for about an hour. I might cut back to just one morning and one in the afternoon fora few more days. I'll take my last AB with my last meal.
Im feeling nice and pumped all over today and can feel my muscles starting to harden up a little.
I really felt like doing some cardio tonight - I might go for a quick jog after this. I also Might get up early in the morning and do some fasted cardio before playing bball tomorrow night.
Thats it for today.
09-26-2011, 09:26 PM
Day 3: Cardio day
Today is a cardio day. I started with 45 mins fasted cardio. I took 1 alpha t2 + Preworkout (SAN FIerce+alcetyl carnatine) hit the cross trainer and burnt 640 calories in 45 mins.
I then took a second alpha t2 -i was trying to see if splitting the dose would have any less effect on my heart rate. Unfortunately i still had the same issue so i will have to have just one morning and one afternoon. I look on this as a good thing and see that my bottle will last longer than expected.
I still have the whole day ahead of me with basketball game tonight. Catch you guys tomorrow.
09-26-2011, 09:35 PM
09-26-2011, 09:59 PM
Sub'd. Kill it!
"The only way to achieve your goals is to bite off more than you can chew, and fu©kin chew it!"
— Mickey Mouse
09-26-2011, 11:11 PM
In. Good luck.
“Beastmode is when you can not possibly go any further, but then you make a conscious choice to move forward”.
09-27-2011, 08:24 AM
Thanks for following along guys. Starting pictures have been added.
09-27-2011, 08:33 AM
Wow you look a bit leaner than 15%.Originally Posted by Docmattic
Looks like you have a great cycle ahead of you. .
09-27-2011, 08:49 AM
09-28-2011, 09:06 AM
Day 4: Chest shoulders abs.
I went back too two at2 today and that worked great. I really started to feel overheated while sitting doing nothing in class. After my second dose and gym visit i was even warmer.
I ate more carbs today than I have been. I was trying to give myself strength for the session. Unfortunately my post workout meal was ****:fried food rice and sugary crap i was made feel obliged to eat (a birthday party). So i went back to the gym after and did 20 mins cardio to try burn some of excess energy off.
During my first cardio bout of HIIT-people were actually looking and pointing at the amount of sweat coming off of me. Go AT2!
Benchpress:I felt like i could do more here put held back as i didnt have a spotter. There went many people around to help if i dropped it.
very short break
Standing Millitary press: (Im not great at these. I arch my back too much.)
Superset with : Upright barbell row
Explosive pushups>normal pushups to failure these things take it out of you)
Side lateral machine
Inlcine db press
Incline db side lateral raise
6kgX10 3 sets
3 sets with double dropset on last
Dips: concentrating on chest
x8 x8 x7 x7
20x 5 sets
Hungarian split squat
20kgx10 3 sets
I then did Hiit (130 rpm during sprint) for 12 mins on a bike (i dug deep for that) and finished the last 7 mins off with low intensity at about 90 rpm
09-28-2011, 10:39 PM
09-29-2011, 07:30 AM
Today was very low carb day. I ate all my carbs from vegetables except at breakfast and post workout.
I did 4 exersises on abs
Situps on a Gym ball: 5 sets of 20
Side situps on the hyperextension machine (obliques) : 3 sets of 15
Lying leg raises (lifting ass off ground) 4 sets of 15
55kg x10>35 kg x10 4 sets
I then did 25 mins cardio-15 of which were HIIT and 10 mins were low intensity.
09-30-2011, 09:08 AM
Day 6: arms
Today was awsome! I felt a real lift in endurance and strength!
Before my workout day i had bball training which had me feeling pretty rough and ready to puke. I went in to the gym drinking my preworkout hoping for a half assed workout at best: it was only arms after all. But to my suprise i felt like a machine once i got going. I absolutely smashed chinups! I also focused on very short breaks.
Chinups: 100 in around 15-20 mins
The first 5 sets were in a superset with cable pushdowns 24kgx10
*I was really really happy with 100 chins. It was actually really easy until about 80.
Close grip bench press:
60kg x10 x10x8 x7
Lying triceps extension
Preacher curls Reverse grip>normal grip
15kg x10 >x5 4sets
5 sets of 10 >5 of whatever weight i could manage
Cable curl burnouts
09-30-2011, 09:14 AM
I missed this one!
In, better late than never.
09-30-2011, 06:45 PM
10-01-2011, 08:49 AM
Today was fairly decent. I tweaked my lower back in the gym so im going to take a day off tomorrow and just do cardio for a few days. It was my first day back doing squats after doing my back 2 months ago. This time, instead of continuing, i stopped and just layed on the floor for 10 mins straight away instead of ignoring it. Its sore and stiff-but it will definatly be okay in a few days. Im glad i didnt ignore it. I might do hack squats from now on where my back is supported.
BW: 20 reps
Seated calf raise
30kgx12 3 sets
I was working my way up through the sets for this. My legs found it easy-apparently my back didnt even though it only hurt once i racked it. I was watching in the mirror. It didnt look like i was leaning too far forward-i may have done something wrong, or maybe its just my back, i am unsure.
I stopped the workout here.
I checked my blood pressure tonight. It was 120/64 with 54 pulse.
Weekly weigh in tomorrow!
10-01-2011, 05:43 PM
Weekly write up1:
Body fat: 14.6% (down from 15.5 if i take the word of the scales)
Resting Pulse: 56
Putting Anabeta and alpha-t2 together is an interesting combination. Ive found alpha t2 has strong appetite suppression and anabeta has a strong appetite increase. So at one point you have the thought of food making you nauseous and at other points absolutely dying for a meal haha.
Ive found i am particularly sensitive to alpha t2 and my heart beats very strong if i take 2 tablets or take it with 2 bigger dose of caffeine.
I've been very thirsty this week and really making sure I'm hydrated has been a solid task due to the amount of activity I'm doing.
I have noticed a slight increase in endurance so far and a slight increase in strength while looking visibly leaner each day. I actually got a lower body fat reading earlier in the week, but that was right after HIIT, so i figured id be cheating myself if i believed that.
Ive eaten fairly well this week. I've been trying to carb cycle. Earlier in the week while i was on cardio only days i was only getting my carbs from vegetables (and oats in the morning). However as the week went on and i started doing compound lifts i ate more carbs (well a little more in general) through out the day before hand to power the workouts and to encourage some growth. However im on a few days off now so i'll drop my carbs again.
That's it for the first week! I'm absolutely stoked with the results so far.
10-02-2011, 04:28 AM
Looking visibly leaner each day is the best you can hope for. Great work Doc!
10-03-2011, 05:19 AM
Day 9: Back, rear delts, traps
Today i was careful in my workout not to aggravate my lower back which was feeling better today. I mainly stuck to machines and cables just to be safe. I really pulled some heavy loads on these machines though.
Pullups> Machine shrugs
x10 4 sets > 100kgx10 80kgx10 80kgx8 60kgx10
Hammer strength seated rows
60kgx10, 80kgx10 (pr) 100kgx5 (pr) 80kgx8 80kgx8>60kgx8>40kgx10
Hammer strength lat pulldowns
100kgx10 120kgx10 140kgx6 140kgx3 120kgx8>100kgx6>80kgx6
Cable rows overhand>underhand
Close grip pulldowns>machine rear flys
Gym ball situps +5kg
x20 3 sets
Reverse db flys
6kg x10 3 sets
20 mins cardio on treadmill with incline of 7-9. I was mainly walking with a light jog at the end.
10-03-2011, 05:21 AM
10-04-2011, 05:30 AM
I'm looking visible leaner again today and my top two abs are beginning to pop out.
Today was just cardio day: i trew two quick leg exersises in for good measure.
I did 30 mins cardio on the stationary bike first thing this morning with 15 mins HIIT. That was all i could muster on an empty stomach. I followed this with 4 sets of hamstring curls.
I then ate very clean for the rest of the day eating lots of protien, low carbs and moderate fat.
I got my carbs from 2x 1/2 cup of rice (spread over two meals) and vegetables.
I got my protien from chicken, 2 eggs, beef and cottage cheese.
I then finished the day with 20 mins jogging on the treadmill (8 incline and 8kmp/h), 10 mins on the stationary bike and 4 sets of leg extensions.
10-04-2011, 07:46 AM
Great looking stack here. That back is still giving you issues huh? You may want to start looking at doing some core stabilization exercises on off days or start your workouts with some planks and such to get your core firing. If your core is weak it's going to take a lot out of all of your lifts. The stronger it is the better every lift will be.
10-04-2011, 06:41 PM
10-05-2011, 05:39 PM
Day 11: Double Split.
I didn’t feel very well today and had a very shoddy work out because of it-my lifts and endurance were down. So i decided to do it in 2 sessions, doing chest/shoulders/cardio in the first session and triceps in the second.
Chest/Shoulders > Dumbbell side lateral raise
Elevated Explosive pushups
10 + 15 non explosive > 8kgx10
8+15 non explosive > 10kgx10
6+ 15 non explosive>10kgx8
20 non explosive >8kgx8
Hammer strength shoulder press >db font lateral raises
40kgx10>8kgx10 | 60kgx6>8kgx10 | 60kgx4>8kgx8 |40kgx6>8kgx6
Side lateral raise machine
35kgx10 | 35kgx8 | 30kgx10>20kgx10>14kgx5
20 mins on treadmill
Speed 6 incline 3
Workout 2: Triceps
Dips: 10 reps five sets
Lying Triceps extensions: i finished the last two sets by repping out close grip bench press of the same weight followed by db kickbacks.
25kgx10 | 35kgx8 | 35kgx5 | 25kgx8
x25 | x25 | x20 | 20kgx15>x12
Rope: 15kgx8, 15kgx8
Bar: 28kgx10>20kgx5 | 28kgx10>20kgx5 | 24kgx10>18kgx5
10-06-2011, 07:57 AM
10-08-2011, 05:53 PM
Body fat: 14.7% (up 0.1%)
This week it actually looks like i put on 500g (1.1 pounds) of LBM. This was Completely accidental as i was trying to loose body fat. It seems body fat reading went up by .1%, which is very minimal, so im quite happy with that gain wise. I just wish id lost the body fat as well. However i dont look at this as a bad thing-its like free lbm
I think my diet was responsible for this (lack of fat loss) I was trying to be smart and be fancier with carb cycling. I think i'll make it simpler this week and try straight cut and add in 3x morning sprint sessions. However, I'll remember this week for my next bulk. I'll take a pound a week with nearly no fat gain any day of the week.
It seems im starting to handle 2 alpha t2 at once (i tried it Friday afternoon) so I've tried two again this morning. If all goes well i'll up my dose.
I'm absolutely itching to workout today! i have had a few days off lifting due to other commitments. Ive been dong cardio each day though. Nearly every body part is itching to workout so i might make today a full body workout.
I also tried doing bridges Rahl. Im hopeless at these, which really shows how bad my core is.
I will being doing them before and after every workout with a focused core day once per week.
10-09-2011, 05:59 PM
Day 15:Full body
Due to other commitments it had been 4 days since i had lifted so i was itching to lift. I decided to change to a full body routine. I did leave shoulders out though so i could target them separatly. I had good lifts yesterday and put up a few PR's. After having 2 at2 in the morning i was sweating like an absolute furnace.
T bar rows
Hammer strength squat:
Hammer streangth bench press
120kgx4 (pr) I did this x 1 at the peak of my bulk.
superset with one arm rb rows: honestly i needed to do more weight on this but i was concentrating on bench press.
28kgx15 x15 x15 x12
Wide grip chins
Wide grip lat pulldown
ez bar curls>alternating db curls
20 mins treadmill on 6 incline and 7 speed.
10-09-2011, 06:29 PM
Nice workout bro. Keep after the planksOriginally Posted by Docmattic
Man. Do them every night before bed for a while.
10-10-2011, 06:03 AM
Thanks Rahl, Im going to do 3 1 minute planks before i watch the breaking bad finale.
Day 16: Shoulders
Today i hit up my shoulders as i believe i need to pay some extra attention to them. Im going to try do these twice a week.
I'm really starting to feel anabeta kick in this week. I feel much stronger in the gym and again nearly hit some pbs i was hitting in the peak of my bulk.
I also purchased the new xtend to throw in as intra workout which i found helped dramatically-espessially with my cardio at the end.
Normally im only up to walking on the incline on the treadmill after a workout-but today i ran for 20 mins.
My diet today was fairly lean with the majority of carbs consumed before 4pm.
Seated db shoulder press
24kgx6>20kgx8>16kgx6 (these were done Arnold style)
seated smith machine shoulder press
Hammer streangth shoulder press
Side Lateral raise >calf raises (i figured why not)
10kgx10>35kgx15 4 sets
Side lateral raise machine
I really cant remember the weight> i did drop sets each time
Machine rear flys
65kgx10 x10 x8 x8
20 mins on tread mil at 8 incline and 9km/h jog
10-11-2011, 08:24 AM
Day 17: BEAST MODE!
My workout tonight was off the chain! I hit a PR in every single exercise (bar chest and tris-i trained shoulders yesterday) I felt completely unstoppable, some of these PR's were actually big leaps as well. Additionaly i was VASCULAR with veins comming out of my shoulders neck, traps and arms.
Diet: i ate clean all day. finnishing off post workout with a steak the size of my ass. I deserved it.
Hammer streangth bench press.
140kgkgx (PR) up close to 30kg!
Bent over Barbell rows
80kgx10 (PB) (up 6 reps)
60kgx12 (speed reps)
60kgx10 (speed reps)
10 4 sets
110kgx5 (PR) (its been a while since ive done these so i cant measure how far ive come)
lying tricep extensions>bench dips
Incline Db curls
20 cardio running on treadmill. 6 inline 9 speed. Heart rate was at about 90%
10-11-2011, 04:57 PM
I'll be having a recovery day today. I pulled up pretty sore after last nights workout. I may do some core work and cardio later, but it will be very basic if i do anything today.
10-12-2011, 07:41 AM
Today was a rest day but i decided to do 9x60m sprints. I was supposed to do 10, but felt like i would sustain an injury if i ran another time. My first 5 felt pretty quick but i slowed down a bit after this as my quads were hurting. I ate fairly lean today aside from my cheat meal at lunch. I didnt feel great about it, thats why i did the sprints. It did taste good though so i figure it was worth it.
Im doing very low carbs tomorrow. Hopefully i'll make a dent in my BF% this week. Otherwise i will have to assume i need to only do vegetables for carbs every day.
10-14-2011, 06:34 PM
Day 20: Upper body.
With basketball training yesterday, spritns the day before and doing lets the workout befor emy legs were still tender i did not do them. I had a very low carb day only eating carbs pre and post workout and post workout was only 30g of maltodextrine
Strength was still up but i felt pretty flat!
Incline db press
Bent over barbell rows (underhand)
Seated cable rows
Hammer streangth Shoulderpress:
Seated machine curls>chinups
4th plate>12 chins
4th plate>3rd plate>10 chins
4thplate>3rd plate>8 chins.
Pushdowns: i started at 40kg and repped out every plate all the way down.
10 mins bike: i couldnt do any more than this.
10-15-2011, 05:14 PM
Week 3 Weekly weigh in.
Fat %: 14.7 (no change)
I seet a number of PR's this week and my strength is increasing nicly. I hope it continues to rise. Vascularity is way up, I think this gave me a false impression that i was loosing weight. I was a little surprised i had no change in body fat, ive been working my ass off and ate extremely clean the whole week. Even my girlfriend is surprised its not going anywhere. Maybee im just eating a little bit to much portion wise. I'll try reducing portion size this week.
I ate nearly no carbs on wednesday thursday Friday. I was absolutely exhausted yesterday and ate carbs every meal to in an attempt to feel better. It helped a little but not much. Today i will go medium carb, two days off with low carb and a carb up again wednesday.
Another thing i might try, and i wouldnt mind some feedback on this thought, is a little less emphasis on the weights-so one exersise 3 sets on each body part and then have more of an emphasis on cardio. Maybee that is the change i need.
10-16-2011, 07:23 AM
I tried to have a more laid back workout today as ive been feeling a little run down over the past few days. Although My scales say i am not dropping body fat i thought i was looking leaner. My traps were popping, the heads on my shoulders were all seperated and i had veins comming out of my chest. This was while pumped, im looking forward to seeing that when im normal.
Hammer streangth lat pulldown
120 kgx10 (PR)
160kgx5 (PR) A dude came over and offered a spot on this set. He said with 4 plates either side i deserved a spot. lol after the fifth rep i lost concerntration for a second and i came out from under the lap bar and shot up towards the roof.
One arm db row: i cant remember exactly for each arm but there abouts.
And my wrists hurt from typing so i'll just type the rest of my exersises
upright cable row (with rope)
db bicep curls
situps and planks
I then went to the gf's house and took the dog for a run.
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