First off I want to thank PES/USPLabs for the opportunity to try out the+ combo! Use Anabeta quite often but have never used DAA despite how many people love the combo, so should be interesting to see how this goes.
BackgroundHaven't ran an actual log in probably a couple years here on AM. Time constraints with school kept me very busy in the past, but after graduation and finally landing a full time job time became available with a regular schedule. I'll brief background for those who haven't followed a log of mine (pretty much everyone) or those who have forgotten, but most info will probably be spilled as the log goes on with questions, etc. Have been lifting for about 10 years now in some form or the other. Started with sports training and has been more bodybuilding oriented in the past, while currently working more with performance and health in mind. In general I just lift because I love it regardless of how the results are at times.
LiftingCurrently running 5/3/1 and have been for the last several months. Have my main lifts of the day printed off for the next couple months still (assuming I don't stall) and love this as it takes a lot of the over thinking I do out of the program. With the start of this log I will be shifting more towards a bulk/hypertrophy approach on my assistance work compared to the past several months. Will be flipping DL and Squat assistance work so I hit squats and DL twice a week and will be using the Boring But Big approach with these lifts. Mostly because I love doing these exercises. Upperbody days will consist of Myo-reps on various exercises for assistance with some form of non-linear progression. Will be holding back and only hitting targeted reps on the main lifts unless certain circumstances call for it. Conditioning will be hard Prowler work with possible hammer work, but probably won't do too much. Job keeps me on my feet so no need for tons of cardio in my past experiences.
DietBeen following a IF like diet (most similar to Lean Gains) the past several months due to work schedule. Will maintain a similar approach over this log as it fits with my work schedule best right now (nearly impossible for very frequent meals), but I am not anal about hitting certain fasting lengths, breaking a fast too soon, etc. Go with the flow and how I feel. CHO will be high on workout days and pretty low on off days. Protein stays around 1.5g for me and fat stays at at least .5g per kg, but usually higher on off days. Aiming for 3200-3300 cals on workout days to start and usually just eat til a little over satisfied on off days (PRO + Fat mostly) usually around 2500 cals. Will adjust weekly depending on how things go.
SupplementsWell this is the main reason for this log and I will be keeping it rather simple with my usual products plus the addition of the Testify stack when it gets here.
Test Powder: 2 scoops with Pre-workout meal
Anabeta: 6 caps daily (2pre-2post-2later in the day).
Not staples but have used/been using recently already
: 1.5 scoops pre-workout
: 3 scoops pre-workout
Slin-sanev2: 2 caps daily
: 1 cap daily
CL Oximega: 4 caps daily
Vit. C: 500mg 3 x daily
Vit. D: 5,000ius daily
: 3 caps before bed
Have used AB before and loved it so I won't have too much to say about it other than commenting on its usual effects. Looking to see how DAA works for me in addition to the solid host of other ingredients in TP. Given my I don't expect crazy effects from a test booster, but am hoping it helps aid in strength increases as well as mood boost along with recovery from training and daily stresses. Any body comp changes will also be greatly appreciated. Hoping I get the Alpha feeling some get on this.
As far as workout goals, I hope to put 2-3lbs on this month (slow and steady for me given training history and trying to maintain some semblance of low body fat) and solid strength levels in the gym. While I won't be pushing my main lifts I will be looking for them to feel easier even as the weight increases.
Will start the log tomorrow officially as my next cycle of the 5/3/1 begins, so I hope TP and AB show up soon!
Edit: Testify stack arrived and started use at post 39.