It happens to me at least once every two weeks, especially on back day or deadlift day
For some reason, my back is the body part that lately (since my Ebol run a month and half ago)
showed the biggest change, it got *inches* bigger and weights on heavy back exercises went
up like crazy, couple that with the fact that I love to feel pain on my back (as opposed to leg pain which
is almost crippling, ya know.. you walk around like you need the bathroom badly lol)
but I do that, I overload a lot.. Explode in the positive and then drag the negative until I really can't take it
anymore, and sometimes I do get light headed..
This specific one was last set of 1 arm DB row, I love that one (speaking of dragging the neg)
and today I went up with weights on all sets, ended up in the last one with 158lbs dumbbell
(weight converted from Kg so it might be a lil off, 72 Kg), not much for the big guys
but that's my weight, did 4 rep x arm, then DC , picked it up again
after a rest-pause and there you go.
Actually, now that I think about it, when that happens is almost always with the DC
rest-pause rep(s), bad ass technique tho', it really tears you apart.
But I don't go 101% every wo, on Wednesday I have low volume
For BCAA i've been always sticking to this: I buy 3Kg/tubs bulk unflavored and 3Kg/tubs of Xtend,
then I mix them 1:1. This way I get 6Kg of flavored BCAA and save some cash
Actually, Xtend flavors are so strong for me than even 2 scoops
in a 700ml shaker is too strong, so yeah.. win win for me.
You guys wait for me to have the time to tell you details about Sunday's workout: Chest day, my favorite.
I don't do 1RM really, for me my 1RM is what I can lift in the last heavy set for the compound movement of the given day,
flat bench press in this case.
For now I will just say this: I mentioned before that I was hitting my triceps twice a week lately,
Sun and Wed because they were holding me back on my bench press,
I hit a plateau, it was more than a month that I was aiming for 3 plates and couldn't do it.
Well, yesterday weights went up for all the sets, and my "old" max/heaviest one - my 5th - became a steady 5 reps (usually 2),
the 5th went from 270lbs to 292lbs, 2 steady rep + 1/2. Rest-pause and another one..
Weights don't lie. This is real strength increase in my book.
But there's more, on both the wo and the appetite, since Sun is also my
refeed day. Update later..
I just bought Craze after hearing Matt Cahill (sp?) discuss the product live on Superhuman Radio. I'm looking forward to it!
Ok so 3rd and 4th workout with Craze.
Sunday and Monday. Chest/Tris and today Deadlift/Squats/Abs
To VERY high volume days, they are so close to each other because
chest day is my refeed, that starts pwo Sun so it's not only used for
glycogen restore for that high volume wo but also used as energy
the next day. Hard, nonetheless.
And yet.. Craze was magic again, chest day is my fav day
I destroy myself that day and Craze just gave me the best
chest day of my life.
effects were still 100%, no changes, is not diminished
insane focus and REAL strength increase.
As mentioned in my previous post, I was stuck on bench press
and yet, (i copy/paste):
weights went up for all the sets, and my "old" max/heaviest one - my 5th -
became a steady 5 reps (usually 2), the 5th went from 270lbs to 292lbs,
2 steady rep + 1/2. Rest-pause and another one..
My DB press went up, my flys went up, recovery was again so much better,
no messing around, not one sec wasted, I was feeling the whole time like a
machine, effective, precise, calm..
I incorporate DC but my rest-pause reps and my supersets became
ridiculously heavy (for being supersets or weight drop sets) and I
stopped counting reps once I was over what I do usually.. Crazy good.
DOMS from chest wo are so intense, it feels awesome!
Today I totally *could* have hit a new PR on deadlift, but I didn't go for it.
The reason because I'm so sure is I hit my PR on dead in a *perfect* day
something like a month ago or so and never been able to repeat it (2 reps),
today I went for the same weight and not only I did 3 reps, but I purposely *GRINDED*
the second and the third! I had total control of the BB and I was feeling unstoppable.
But I didn't want to wear myself out too much after yesterday AND that.. (even because
I went lightheaded at some point and didn't feel like passing out)
So I just went for DC, drop weight sets and finished my routine with added sets and reps
and more weight in other exercises.
About the appetite:
I didn't notice up until Sun any change in appetite while using Craze,
but I stay in cal deficit 6 days a week and I do warrior diet, so it's hard,
I can handle hunger very well, but it's also hard to feel LESS hungry with this
But Sunday, my refeed (which is still small, I just started not long ago
doing refeed because I was having problems digesting carbs) my goal
was 300gr CHO, 50gr LESS protein than any other day and fats at traces.
So still not much but usually I'm able to eat that much, well yesterday I had
the hardest time to stick to the plan, after only 150gr of carbs I was feeling so
full and had NO appetite at all for the rest of the day. I did eat, but I totally
forced myself because I wasn't hungry at all. Maybe just a coincidence,
maybe not. but that's it.
Crappy chest camera shots follows, I'm posting it because of the pump argument:
the day before chest day I eat ZERO carb to get completely depleted before the refeed
so I'm usually flat and it's hard to get pumped (hard to begin with when you're in low carb)
and the refeed begins AFTER my wo, and yet..
You are super ripped. Its all from the craze!. I've heard/read about some disturbing side effects with this product though, like vision disturbances and extreme anxiety....Still I'd like to try it, but I'd start at 1/4 of the dosage. AK, you are really making me want to purchase a whole tub though. It would kinda suck though if I purchased a whole tub and I responded with the anxiety and vision disturbances. Maybe in two-three weeks when I possibly catch up on bills.
Am i the only one to feel nothing on Craze ?
I took craze one hour after my last meal, but it did nothing to me, it was chest day, the bar was as heavy as usual.
I'm not saying I should have expected to bench like twice much than usual but no even a slight increase in strength...
Is it because I used less than 8oz of water ?
Would be nice tho' to get one magic scoop and not to have to do anything else lol
Nonetheless, Craze IS the best supplement I've tried to date and it DID increase
my strength and my performance like no single product or stack did before
I've never experienced any side effect with it at one flat scoop, nothing at all
I take it on empty, I wo fasted (only BCAA pre/intra/pwo)
I read few people having minor blurred vision problems and even less some anxiety.
If you think how many people took Craze, most likely the % is lower than most supplements,
with that said, who knows.. You gotta try on yourself I guess.
Water has most likely nothing to do with it, I took it 4 times with more and less water
and it made no difference.
Dunno, is not that I'm an expert on the thing, i'm no rep or something I'm just posting my
experience with it, which has been nothing but great so far
Hey guys. Matt, the supplement guru who formulated craze was on super human radio and they discussed this product.
Also, integrity of the gut was discussed.
The positive effects that people have been speaking of, remind me of my experience with Adderall in the late 90's. Though I wasn't lifting, I was using it as a study aid. I was focused, on the ball, and nothing distracted me while I intently studied. Its dry mouth effect on me made me want to drink water, so I would deliberately take over a table in one of the university buildings that was next to a water fountain and bathroom. Does Craze also provide a small euphoric sensation when it begins to kick in?
When I'd be done with my tests, I remember how I'd come home and watch TV... and I'd be so keen on watching that I would sit up perfectly straight until the point it either hurt or the focus wore off.
In any event, I am a big fan of nootropics, and something like this sounds damn near ideal for someone like myself - whose thinking ability and focus is weaksauce in the mornings.
But while the nootropic effect and the concentration are just perfect for me (not too much,
no weird side effects) I'd like to point out the actual increase in strength and performance.
Now I read around and it seems not many people got such boost like I did, I'm very "mental"
with my wo so that's most like why, but still, weights don't lie.. But goddamn I'm happy
Yes, the thing kicks some serious ass.
I had my 5th wo with it today, with this I took it for 3 days straight, 5 wo overall.
This is what I understood about it: DS just *tailored* this one for ME lol.
If you're mind affects your wo as much as mine does, this is dangerously good.
My wo have never been this satisfying, this for me translates in better mood,
better relationship with food and waaay less urge to find the next supplement that
"will give me an edge".
But I understood one very important thing: I am NOT gonna use it every day/every wo
I push myself way too much otherwise.
Today was traps/upperback/shoulders and I just couldn't stop working out,
my lower back was literally *killing* me from yesterday (deadlift) and I still
have DOMS on my chest from Sunday. This is the result of three days of Craze
in a row. You know how extreme I am, but I tell you, dosing it everyday I'm gonna
wear myself out like no tomorrow.
So I will probably dose it 3/4 times a week, leaving at least two wo days out
(use a stim free on those) so to give my body the time to recover.
Also cost effective for me, 4 scoop a week and happy? Hell yes, my three tubs
will last me forever!
I won't tell you how long my session was today, seriously, I'm ashamed lol
lol, you and your over training nonesense... Dont worry.. I would do the same if I had as much machines and dbs as most gyms do... I train at home for the time being....
I watched a little of a show called "True Life" on MTV this weekend and the guy was training 8 hours on some days so his manager (he was a fitness model) advised him to speak with a therapist. At least AutoKal47 is more moderate than that guy!