Old guy gets Intimidated

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  1. Old guy gets Intimidated: Log/Review


    After doing some reading and reviewing other folks' logs, I decided to take the plunge and give iForce's Intimidate a try. This log may differ from others for a few reasons:

    1) I have no affiliation whatsoever with ANY supplement manufacturer, distributor, Rep, or store.
    2) I do not take, nor will I be taking, a dozen different supplements along with Intimidate besides whey protein.
    3) I've never done a 'cycle' of anything: illegal, legal, or otherwise.

    Background: I am nearly 49 years old and have been hitting the weights ever since I failed the Presidential Physical Fitness test when I was a fat 12 year old who could not complete one single chin up. I'm currently 5' 10" 183.2 lbs. Bodyfat I believe in the 14-16 range based on the mirror. I will confirm or adjust this number this evening as I was running late this morning and didn't have time to break out the calipers. Edit. Survey says....14.8%.

    I work out 7 days a week alternating a weight room day with a cardio day. Weight days I break up into body parts. Back/Biceps, Chest/Shoulders/Triceps, Legs, and core/abs. For cardio I typically do 60 minutes on the arc climber. Weight days I record my lifts, reps, weights, and I wear a stop watch to time my rest between sets. People look at me like I am a douche, but hey, how can you accurately measure gains if you don't time your rest? If I rest 90 seconds one day and 3 minutes the next, of course I am gonna be able to squeeze out an extra rep or two with the longer rest period. Right?

    In my log, I won't be listing every lift and rep. It will be as simple as "Did chest today, increased bench by 20lbs" (or "managed 3 extra reps") Or "no change"...something along those lines.

    Diet is pretty darn clean. I avoid sugar like the plague, drink my coffee black, and will maybe have 2-4 beers over a weekend.

    What interests me in Intimidate?

    1) Better sleep. I sleep like crap. I am a very light sleeper, and if I have anything on my mind, I can kiss a good night's sleep goodbye.
    2) Libido increase. What can I say, I'm closing in on 50. I can still 'get it done' and have never experienced ED, but I can't 'get it done' four times a night like I could when I was 20.
    3) Potential size and strength gains. Both started really tanking about 9 months ago. I am not talking plateau, I am talking decrease in both. I am blaming this on low testosterone levels, but I do not have bloodwork to prove that. But like I said, I am old.

    Ordered Intimidate online Friday the 9th and according to the USPS it got scanned yesterday about 40 miles from me, so I should have it today. $35.69 for 30 capsules. Free shipping. Seemed like a good deal and will get here sooner than expected.

    Let the fun begin.

    Edited 3/19/12. Checked my chart and my beginning weight was actually 183.2.


  2. The eagle has landed. Ordered Friday, rec'd the next business day for $0.00 shipping. So far, so good. I'll be taking the first dose tonight before bed.
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  3. awesome bro, I think you'll definitely notice the deeper sleep pretty quickly (at least I did and I usually am a light sleeper myself). That, and you should notice a nice improvement in recovery, strength, and all things related. I've managed to gain 1.5 lbs while eating under maintenance, and my recovery has been awesome since I started Intimidate about 3 weeks ago. Looking forward to the updates
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  4. Im 24 and on my 3rd week of intimidate the increase in libido is crazy... I can't imagine how it will effect someone your age.


  5. Quote Originally Posted by StackedCop View Post
    Im 24 and on my 3rd week of intimidate the increase in libido is crazy... I can't imagine how it will effect someone your age.
    Should I warn my wife in advance or just 'surprise' her????

  6. surprises are always fun
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by allnatural923 View Post
    surprises are always fun
    Her birthday is in a couple weeks. With Intimidate's help, I may be able to give her the gift that keeps on giving.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by SXIPro View Post
    Her birthday is in a couple weeks. With Intimidate's help, I may be able to give her the gift that keeps on giving.
    LOL'd hard.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by SXIPro View Post
    Should I warn my wife in advance or just 'surprise' her????
    supruises are always fun..... but not when it turns into rape haha jk

    Great start to the log man. I'm def interested in seeing how it goes for you.

  10. in for results and 1 more vote for SURPRISE HONEY haha
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  12. Ok, took my first Intimidate last night just before hitting the sack. I slept like absolute sh!t. I do not attribute this at all to Intimidate, though. As I mentioned in my opening novella I typically do sleep like crap. And the prior non-Intimidate night's sleep was just as pitiful as last night. I am wondering if my new batch of ON Whey gold standard got laced with sugar or caffeine, since the last two nights I've taken some with milk around 8:30 PM, then went to bed at 9:30. Yeah, go ahead and laugh. 9:30 is pretty damn early, but I wake up at 5:00. I may dump the late night shake idea and have cottage cheese or greek yogurt instead. Oh and as far as dreams go, I am a very vivid dreamer (when I do actually sleep) always in color, and very detailed. So if Intimidate does make my dreams even more epic, I should be in for a wild ride. One weird and useless piece of information regarding my dreams: If I eat a banana any later in the day than 2:00 PM or so, I have horrific nightmares. I mean literally waking up screaming night horrors. In the last one I had my younger brother was getting brutally mauled by a bear and I kept trying to pull the damn beast off of him while I was getting showered by my brother's blood. Sweet Jesus, it was awful.

    Anyhow, back to the log. As far as stomach issues, everything seemed fine with my morning 'constitutional' besides the fact I may have went a little too diavolo on the marinara sauce I made for last night's gamberi fra diavolo we had for dinner. Muy Caliente!!

    Libido: No change

    Workout: Today was cardio. I did 50 minutes on the arc climber. I typically do an hour, but the above mentioned 'constitutional' cut into my workout time. I was dragging a$$ in a big way too. It was pathetic. I attribute this to two nights in a row of lousy sleep, and maybe to the fact that I ate a banana pre-workout. I typically do cardio on an empty stomach. I'd love some advice on what I should be taking/eating prior to cardio. No supplements, especially stims, please.

    Thanks for reading.

  13. Took my second dose of Intimidate last night. Slept like sh!t again. I maybe got 40 minutes sleep all night. Only caffeine I had all day was at 7:30 AM. Also skipped my 8:30 protein shake. Still no sleep. Kinda pissing me off to be honest. Today I will skip coffee altogether, even though coffee in the morning has never been a sleep issue w/me. If I have another night tonight like last night, I am going to have to discontinue my use of Intimidate.

    Did chest/shoulders/triceps today. Kinda weird. Warmup set on flat bench was fine, but my first real set was awful, like I was trying to lift a truck. Second set was better, 3rd and 4th set were even better, then 5th and 6th started to weaken(as usual). It was the first time ever that my 3rd and 4th set were better/stronger than my first 2 sets. Something to consider I guess. Incline bench was pretty good all sets, decline bench sucked. I can usually push some nice weight on the decline, but not at all today. Maybe being 12 sets in after 3 nights of no sleep caught up with me at that point. Seated overhead presses were average. Cable flies were a little weak. Finished up with some tricep stuff that I did pretty well on.

    So, yeah, workout was hit or miss all over the place.

    Still no change in libido. Still no stomach issues.

    Praying for a good night's sleep tonight.

  14. Im in for results.
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  15. OP, i must say my first week of sleep was SUPER deep in intimidate but i did wake up feeling like SHIOT...
    Just had to stick it out and wait a week or so, but I was also adapting to 6am cario instead of 645am wake up time....

    melatonin or ZMA may be your fixer
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by JN230 View Post
    OP, i must say my first week of sleep was SUPER deep in intimidate but i did wake up feeling like SHIOT...
    Just had to stick it out and wait a week or so, but I was also adapting to 6am cario instead of 645am wake up time....

    melatonin or ZMA may be your fixer
    How soon did the deep sleep kick in? First night? 2nd? 3rd? Thanks for the input!

  17. hey man, I think some ZMA may help you out. If you shoot me your address, I'll have a bottle out to you today


    It looks like a small % of people are not sleeping well on Intimidate. I think this may be due to how some of our chemistry works compared to others. Think about ADD medication...if a non ADD person took Adderall, they'd be insanely energetic, yet when someone with ADD takes it, they calm down big time.


    I think the ZMA will help with sleep until the Intimidate stabilizes and you get used to it



    edit: you can always try taking it pre-wo if the sleep thing continues.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by VaughnTrue View Post
    hey man, I think some ZMA may help you out. If you shoot me your address, I'll have a bottle out to you today


    It looks like a small % of people are not sleeping well on Intimidate. I think this may be due to how some of our chemistry works compared to others. Think about ADD medication...if a non ADD person took Adderall, they'd be insanely energetic, yet when someone with ADD takes it, they calm down big time.


    I think the ZMA will help with sleep until the Intimidate stabilizes and you get used to it



    edit: you can always try taking it pre-wo if the sleep thing continues.
    PM sent. Thanks so much for the help. That is truly stepping up. It's funny you mention the pre-wo idea. I was going to ask you about that. I will try the nightly dosage tonight for consistencies sake, if I can't sleep at least I have two other methods to try. Now all I need is a T-shirt...hint hint.

  19. I am 52; so I will be watching closely. Consider me subbed. I have been thinking of running Intimidate; your log may help that decision.

    Good luck.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by SXIPro View Post
    PM sent. Thanks so much for the help. That is truly stepping up. It's funny you mention the pre-wo idea. I was going to ask you about that. I will try the nightly dosage tonight for consistencies sake, if I can't sleep at least I have two other methods to try. Now all I need is a T-shirt...hint hint.
    This is shipping out today. I'm unsure of if its leaving our CA or east coast warehouse, so as soon as i found out ill give you an ETA on delivery.
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager

  21. Quote Originally Posted by VaughnTrue View Post
    This is shipping out today. I'm unsure of if its leaving our CA or east coast warehouse, so as soon as i found out ill give you an ETA on delivery.
    Cool deal. Customer Service is not dead in America!!! Thanks again.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by SXIPro View Post
    Cool deal. Customer Service is not dead in America!!! Thanks again.
    I pushed it out of the east coast. With where you live, it should arrive by Friday(fingers crossed!)
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  23. Took one Intimidate before bed last night (I am not giving up yet, folks). Went to bed early, as I was beat yesterday. Rough sleep until about 2:32 AM then overslept till 5:25 or so. No biggee on the oversleeping, it was only a cardio day anyhow.

    Libido: No change
    Stomach issues: None at all

    Only did 30 minutes on the arc trainer this morning, could have done more, but my motivation just wasn't there, plus my quads were burning. I usually do the weight loss cycle for 60 minutes. This morning I tried the strength cycle and it was 10X more intense. Still feel a little tired right now.

    Gonna take Intimidate pre workout tomorrow because I need to catch up on my rest before the weekend. Spring is here and I've got a lot to do.

    Vaughn, thanks again for following along and providing input and advice. I'll give the ZMA a try when it arrives.

  24. sounds like its getting better, good stuff.
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  25. I know it's usually recommended that people take it at night, but was wondering about dosing pre-workout or first thing in the morning, so far just been using it at night.

    OP, normally I'm a light sleeper, but had ZMA in before Intimidate, and it definitely helped my sleep. Added in Intimidate and honestly some of the best nights sleep I've ever had. I usually only get about 5-6 hours a night with school and all, but I feel like I've gotten a full 8 every time pretty much, I think the ZMA should help
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  26. I should have tracking info today, hopefully its there by tomorrow!


    Keep pushing hard man, I know you'll be pleasantly surprised by the end of the cycle
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager

  27. Just missed the Friday cutoff! Will arrive monday
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by VaughnTrue View Post
    Just missed the Friday cutoff! Will arrive monday
    That will work! I'll experiment with a morning dose of Intimidate pre-wo through the weekend. It's a win/win.

  29. Hey OP,


    Try doing it before bed for just a few more days for me. Another user on AM was having similar issues to you, and here was his update today:


    Quote Originally Posted by the gym rat View Post
    finally!! day 3 and I have regained my sleep!! went to bed at 10 and woke up at 845 with my 8am alarm blaring!! and some crazy dreams!! so I can attest to the claim of deep sleep because it truly does help it just takes a day or two to kick in! though it is still very early in testing, I can start to see improvements In volume, hardening, and vascularity
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager

  30. I also had a hard time sleeping the first few nights. Scared the crap out of me but I think it was me over thinking all the great sleep claims. I'm in week three and dreaming like a baby

  

  
 

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