First I want to say thanks to USPlabs and PES for allowing me the great opportunity to try out this generous bounty of supps:
They were nice enough to give them out so the least I can do is keep a log for them.
I've been active in sports since a young age and started weight training when I was 14. Training has been pretty consistant for the last 15 years with a couple rough spots along the way. The last couple years would definitely qualify as one of those spots. In Oct. 2010 I started feeling like **** all the time. I was constantly feeling weak, getting sick, and slowy started losing weight. Once Dec. hit I started losing weight rapidly. By Feb. 2011 I had lost over 40lbs and years of training. I was experiencing severe malabsorption and many other issues. I discovered I needed 5000 cals a day to maintain weight. With the addition of pancreatic enzymes with each meal I was able to maintain at around 3700 cals. At this point I was in rough shape and weaker than Ive ever been. I got back into the gym in May and slowy tried to get some strength back. I was struggling with weight I previously lifted when I was 14. In June I decided to try and bulk up by upping cals to 4000 a day. This was a failed attempt but I started getting stronger and ended up leaner than I've ever been. After some trial and error I found I could gain weight at around 4300 cals. Since August I've been consuming between 4300-4600 cals daily and getting my old self back. In the last 7 months I've put on almost 30lbs and am still somewhat lean. I'm now a believer in muscle memory. I plan on continuing this until i reach around 210lbs and will then do a breif cut.
Not the best pics but it's all i got...
5'11" 192 lbs
Continue gaining size and strength while leaning out with the help of USP and PES
-gym 4-5 days a week (morning)
-Most lifts start with a set of 10-12 reps followed by 3 sets (sometimes 4) of 5-8 reps.
-Weight increases with each set
-No cardio for now
-I will note any significant strength increases which have been pretty consistant
Arms (if 5 days a week)
-Multi and a few other vitamins
-joint support (a week into Super Cissus and it does wonders)
Compound20: 2 caps in morning 2 caps 6-8 hours later
Pro: 1 cap in morning (starting EOD and will adjust based on how i feel)
: 2caps 3 times a day
(1 day off a week?)
: with workouts (10-20g)
Jack3d: 2 scoops (not every workout)
Friday March 16 (day 1)
Decided to start using my winnings today. I took my Compound20, Erase Pro, and Prime with breakfast and was in the gym within an hour. I did not use Jack3d today but i gave the BCAA's a try. I thought it mixed fairly well compared to other like products and the taste was good. Im not a fan of Fruit Punch but USP did a good job with the flavor and it was quite refreshing. I also liked the fact that it was clear and didn't contain any artificial coloring. It was arm day and I had a solid workout. I did the following:
-close grip bench
-standing cable curls
-overhead tricep cable extensions
-dips (focusing on triceps)
Strength was slightly up on everything. I can't say that the starting of these supplements did anything to contribute as it was the first day and had been gaining strength consistantly beforehand. I'll be keeping an eye out for any noticable changes.
Saturday March 17 (day 2)
I weighed 192.2lbs as of this morning. I ommited the Erase Pro for the day and will take it again tomorrow. Compound20 and Prime were used as planned. I didn't sleep very well last night so i decided to use Jack3d (2 scoops) this morning. Like the BCAA's it was really good for a fruit punch flavor. I've used other flavors many times in the past and it once again provided me with solid energy throughout my workout. I drank 2 scoops of Modern BCAA mixed with 1 scoop of Lemon Pro throughout my workout. I only have a few scoops of Recover Pro left and decided to try a mix. It was pretty tasty. I did legs and abs today. My most noteworthy strength gain was with squats. I ended up increasing my previous weight by 15lbs for 3 sets of 7. As for abs I've never liked doing them. I usually do about 4 sets of fairly low volume. I can't say i noticed or expected any effects from supplementation at this point.