First I want to say thanks to Strategicmove and USPlabs for sending me a bottle of
I have both positive and negative experiences with USPlabs products.
Jack3d- Never cared for.
OEP- Good fat burner, but over stimmed for me.
- Great product. Fruit punch extremely refreshing.
- One of my all time favorites.
I will be running Compound 20 solo for one full bottle (should last a month). I am currently finishing up a bottle of Alpha T2 (which tops all fat burners I’ve used). I should finish up Alpha T2 within the next few days, so the results should not overlap.
Been weight training for over ten years. Played baseball until the end of college. Many bumps in the road due to injuries over the past 5 years. Noticed my greatest gains through college. Herniated two discs in my lower back (L4-L5/L5-S1) my senior year. Kept me out of the gym throughout most of 2007. Most miserable time of my life. Did everything… chiro, NSAID’s, 3 Epidural Injections, etc. Finally hooked up with a great Physical Therapist, my friend Mike Camp, who actually trains 202 Mr. O, Kevin English and writes monthly for M&F. Mike Camp was the only one who finally got my core strong and back back in order. Began training again in 2008. Faced minor setbacks over the years, as well as a sports hernia which I still have and deal with. I also herniated a disc at T3, which causes neck spasms and occasional pain down my arm. Once again, Mike continues to help me deal with this as well.
Had a great summer in 2011 got down to 180 / 8% BF. Started DC training this past winter, reinjured my upper and lower back. Now I’m back into the swing of things and have to just continue to keep my ego in check and avoid the heavy weights. I now have no choice but to do high rep, drop sets, super sets, pre exhaust type training to remain injury free.
I’m in the middle of searching for the right training routine. I’m at the point now where each muscle group 1x per week just isn’t cutting it. So I’ve been looking into each muscle group ever 5-6 days, or something like Layne Norton’s PHAT, just tweaked to avoid the heavy powerlifting. Unfortunately, on the days I feel ok to do deads and squats, they have to be at the end of my workout and slow and controlled with light weight. I miss the days of throwing 315 on a bar and deadlifting for reps without even warming up. Now my pre workout warm up lasts longer than my actual workout lol.
Also, I’ve been a member of BB.com forums since 2004. Been lurking around AM.com for years. Signed up Jan 2011 and started posting recently. This is the greatest forum I’ve come across. A lot of great ideas floating around and some very well informed individuals sharing their knowledge and experience. Not to mention the best supplement companies and their reps being a huge part of this community. I’m happy to say I’m a member.
Vitamin C (2-4g)
Acetyl L Carnitine
PES Alpha T2 (Few days remaining)
(1g Synthetic Supplements)
Acetyl L Carnitine (1g)
PLCAR (1g SNS)
(On Occasion: /Caffeine/ /Chocamine/Coffee)
Gatorade Powder (30g carbs)
Creatine Magnesium Chelate (3 caps SNS)
50g Whey Protein (Dymatize Elite)
50g Carbs (Now Carbo Gain Malto/Gatorade Powder)
Dosing Compound 20:
2 caps w/Breakfast
2 caps pre-workout
As I mentioned, I’m currently in the process of changing my routine. My training will consist mainly of super sets, drop sets, high rep range, high volume, pre exaust before compound movements/low rep sets toward back end of workout. All to prevent injury.
I will continue with my current cardio routine consisting of:
-2-3 days HIIT
-3-4 days Low Intensity Bike/Stairmaster/Incline Walk (Burning 200-400 cal)
I will be moving my diet slightly below maintenance (~3200 kcal) so I expect to lost weight regardless of Compound 20 supplementation. With the Compound 20 I’m looking more for cosmetic gains, along with decrease in BF%.
I don’t fully count calories, but aim for certain numbers.
I will be carb cycling with a Low/Med/High regimen.
I’m a foodie and love to go out to eat, but will be limiting cheat meals to 1-2 a week. I take 200mg Chromium Polynicotate and 10mg Vanadyl Sulfate before and another during these meals.
Again, I will be aiming for these numbers. They will never be exact, but very close. I’ll also be tinkering with these numbers over the course of my cut.
To continue my cut, retain muscle, increase glycogen in muscle, remain injury free. Strength gains will be secondary. And most importantly, see if Compound 20 works for me.
I’m pumped to finally start Compound 20. I would love to do the Carbonite stack, and add to this. But since I’ve never tried either, I want to run them separately to see what each can do. I’ll be running an Pro / DAA log after I’m finished with this. I’m very in tune with my body and experienced with my training and diet. I will give this product a very fair review.
Also, I’m going to post starting pics in the coming days.
Thanks for your support guys! Any questions, feel free to ask. . I was not asked to log this product, but I feel it is the right thing to do. This will be an objective and unbiased log. I do not feel obligated to sway my results just because this was given to me for free. My only obligation to USPlabs is to log it, and my obligation to the AM.com community is to give honest feedback.