Catdiesel76 Laying the Wood with PES+USP's Testify Stack
- 10-08-2012, 01:55 PM
Catdiesel76 Laying the Wood with PES+USP's Testify Stack
Catdiesel76 Laying the Wood with PES+USP's Testify Stack
Before I get started I want to give a big thanks to PES and USPlabs for selecting me to log these products. I have been dying to try both for a long time and can't wait to see the result of this stack.
I have been lifting consistently for the past 10-11 years and have done competitive powerlifting for the past 5. While prepping for a meet that was taking place last Novemeber, I had a Grade 2 sprain of my left AC Joint (Partially tore apart from the bone.) I continued training as I was approaching my 600 raw deadlift goal and severely reinjured 2 bad disks. I was out of the game until March when I began doing whatever lifts I could such as light arms, rows, light legs etc. Nothing vertical, no pressing, and no heavy legs. As of right now, I am finally getting back to being normal. My back has healed up nicely and my shoulder has drastically improved. I have now been able to do some benching and vertical movements such as pull ups for the past month or so. Over the past few months, my back has healed up nicely and I am ahead of schedule on my shoudler recovery.
Goals While Logging USP Test Powder and PES Anebeta:
My goals while running this stack will be to bulk up 10 more pounds to compete at my brother's weight class in my upcoming powerlifting meet. I want this additional weight to be as lean as possible. I want to get as strong as I can and break some existing PRs while getting my shoulder healthy once again.
Bench: 225x25, 285x12, 315x6, 365x1 with a pause (Raw)
Deadlift: 525x2 or 3, 555x1 (Raw)
Squat: 495 competition, 502 gym (both with loose one ply briefs and knee wraps)
Military: 225 strict
Current Stats and Lifts:
Squat: low 400s, 315x13, 225x31
Military: No idea
My training will be a mix of high volume and high rep work for shoulder intensive movements as it is still not better as well as heavy, low rep work for squats and deads. I usually have one main, complex movement at the beginning of my workout consisting of low reps and high weight. The rest of the workout is higher rep accessory work. Training at first will be a mix of bands and some other implements and depending on progress will shift to a modified 5/3/1. I have been lifting light for awhile, have started to go more moderate, and eventually balls to the wall heavy asI attempt to peak. You can see a bunch of my progress and workout examples in my previous log:
The Road Back to Diesel with Purus Labs ConDense
Other Supplements Used During Log:
Different Protein Blends
Various Pre Worouts (ConDense, Craze, Caffiene Free Focus XT, Adrena G)
Anabeta dosing: As reccomended per label. May jump up to 6 caps but doing the first 2 weeks at 4 and judging from there.
Test Powder: Label reccomendations with one off day on either Saturday or Sunday depending.
First workout starts today. I will update tomorrow with impressions, workouts, initial reviews, etc. Thanks in adavance to all who follow.
- 10-08-2012, 02:13 PM
- 10-08-2012, 02:14 PM
Big C you are going to love this stack. Makes you feel like King Kong. My suggest though is 6 caps ed with the last 2 pre bed. You better go shopping big man. AB will turn you into a Black Hole with food. LmaoAlways open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
10-08-2012, 03:46 PM
10-08-2012, 09:46 PM
10-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Better late than never!
I am talking about the time it took for you to start your log, not the time it took for me to subscribe lol.
10-09-2012, 10:29 AM
10-09-2012, 10:35 AM
10-09-2012, 10:43 AM
10-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Ok so I go antsy and ended up starting the testify stack on Friday. Last night was my first workout.
Test Powder taken with breakfast and 2 caps Anabeta 1 hour preworkout and 2 with my post workout meal. ConDense and Foxus XT taken on the way to the gym.
Workout Song of the Day: Devil Driver - Knee Deep
Box Squats: Belt Only
Standing Wide Stance Weighted Ab Work:
135xFailure for 3 sets
Workout went really well. Have not done box squats in about 6 months but starting to alternate them in as I get closer to my competition. Speed on squats was great and where I wanted to be. Endurance was great. Also, im not sure if it is from the Agmatine in Test Powder or the AB, but my pumps were great. I had a pump in arms from a squat day which is not normal. Other than that nothing really new to report other than I felt good and strength is good. Also, I have been trouble sleeping recently but last night I had the deepest sleep in recent memory. No increased hunger yet either.
10-09-2012, 10:51 AM
10-09-2012, 10:54 AM
As usual your squat workouts motivate me to push harder!! Great job looks like I will be doing Squats as my complex movement tonight..
10-09-2012, 10:56 AM
10-09-2012, 11:07 AM
10-09-2012, 11:13 AM
Test Powder Initial Impressions:
First of all stuff mixes no problem. A little bit of powder that falls to the bottom but no big deal. Taste is OK. I do not care whatsoever how my supplements taste (minus protein.) That being said, the taste of Test Powder is not bad, but it is not great either. Kind of a bitter aftertaste. Reminds me of MAN Clout but a little better. It has nothing on alphamine's fruit punch but I don't think anything does. I think the Agmatine might be giving me some increased pumps, especially mixed with Condense's nitrates.
Also, I might have spoken too soon on the hunger issue. Just as last night was the first night I noticed the deep sleep on the Testify stack people rave about, this morning is the first time I have been absolutely starving. I will keep updated to see if this is constant or just for this morning.
10-09-2012, 11:26 AM
10-09-2012, 11:38 AM
Hah, the AB Black Hole of hunger has begun. I am insatiable on that stuff. I agree on the TP taste as well. Good but not great. It has sort of a chalky,bitter after taste. Liking the box squats C. I have been missing those myself. Right now I'm killing myself with Zerchers. They are like a deadlift/squat all in one. You feel like an animal when doing them. Can't wait for the TP alpha attitude to hit for you.
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
10-09-2012, 11:58 AM
10-10-2012, 11:46 AM
Grabbed a back workout last night. Was able to deadlift even though I squatted and did good mornigns the day before. I usually try to get at least 3 days in between the two but I only have 3 days I can workout this week so I figured what the hell.
TP with first meal, 2 Anabeta an hour before workout, 1.5 scoops ConDense pre, 2 caps Anabeta PWO meal, 2 before bed
Song of the Day: Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
Deadlifts against 2 Heavy Bands around the platform: (Around 150 pounds of Band Tension at the Top) Belt, Chalk only
405x2 (405+150lbs band tension = Around 555lbs at *******)
Wide Grip Bent Rows Parallel to Floor:
205x10 (+2 from last time)
Free Weight T-Bar Rows:
1 plate x 10
2 plates x 10
3 plates x 10
4 plates x 11
Band Pull Aparts:
2 sets to Failure
DB Hammer Curls:
I felt like I had a very solid deadlift session especially after doing legs the day before. Grip had some give to it almost let go of the last rep on Deads but it will get there. I am strongest at the ******* portion so I can go prety heavy with bands. I struggle mor getting the weight moving so I will be doing some defecit deads to work on that. Everything else felt great and great endurance. Also, was able to squeeze out more reps than usual on the BB rows.
Supplement notes: Noticed an insane pump today. Im not sure if its the TP or Anabeta but they are ridiculous. Strength has gone up slightly. I got great sleep once again last night. The hunger I felt yesterday was a fluke as I was normal the rest of the day and not hungry at all this morning. Might be having a slight increase in acne but nothing major by any means. I also bumped Anabeta to 6 caps. Going good so far and it is still damn early
10-10-2012, 12:26 PM
10-10-2012, 12:36 PM
10-10-2012, 12:49 PM
10-10-2012, 12:50 PM
10-10-2012, 12:51 PM
10-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Last night did some light bench work. I had to go cut down some trees on our hunting property and accidentally irritated my shoulder again lifting logs from the trailor to the burn pile. So sick of this its been a whole year as of this week and I still probably have a good 6 months to go (18 month injury). To make it worse, my buddy just had a complete surgery on his AC joint and is cleared to do whatever after 3 months. Sorry for bitching I just hate not being able to be 100% and tear up the gym. Light bench work does not irritate it though so I will stick to that for now. Also, my squat and dead numbers are moving along nicely so at least I have that.
Test Powder with breakfast, 2 anabeteas 1 hour pre, 2 scoops ConDense 10 min pre, 2 Anabetas with PWO meal, and 2 more before bed
Song of the Day: Pastor Troy - Vica Versa
Hammer Strength Bench:
2 plates on each side:
Barbell Skull Crushers:
Tricep Cable Extensions:
170 (whole stack)x12
Workout felt pretty good. Obviously can't go heavy on bench or do too much but it felt good. Getting a PR on triceps was a great boost and made me feel much better about my workout. Glad my triceps seem to be staying strong even without much pressing. I will just have to wait it out until I am fully healed and until then just do the best with what I have.
Supplement Notes: Still having great sleep. Only got 6 hours of sleep last night but I still feel good today. Pumps are insane again. My chest ballooned up even without much work. Strength seems to be increasing nicely as I set a PR and still had a good amount in the tank for cable extensions. Still no increased hunger and some additional acne but nothing too bad
10-11-2012, 12:21 PM
Nothing like a PR to make it all feel better. Did you ever get a MRI on that shoulder? I've been dealing with neck/ trap /shoulder pain for a year now. Tried everything, Chiro, massage, heat, ice, acupuncture nothing worked. Finnally went and got a MRI 2 weeks ago and have a bulged disk between # 5-6! Got some Anti-inflammatories and they are helping.
10-11-2012, 12:53 PM
10-11-2012, 01:03 PM
10-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Sorry for the lack of updates guys. I have been out of town since Thursday and just got back in town at 2 am last night. Of course I was taking y stack the whole time and got some workouts in so I will update later today once I get some work stuff straightened out.
10-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Ok so as I mentioned I managed to get a leg workout in over the weekend. The weekend was hectic as I was out of town for family stuff then a football game so diet was not as good as usual and sleep was near non existent. Still pretty decent workout though.
Been taking TP as directed with Saturday being my off day and dosing Anabeta at 6 caps per day with 2 pre and post workout.
Song of the day: Eminem - Cinderella Man
Squats Against to Heavy Bands (Approx 125 of band tension at *******)
Bar + Bandsx10
315x3 (Around 440lbs at *******)
Standing Weighted Crunches:
3 Sets to Failure
Foam Roller Work/Stretching
I had a good workout. I have not used this band set up in a while and was still able to perform the same poundages I used to. Bar speed felt pretty good too and had some good explosion out of the hole. Back felt pinched a bit but nothing bad and I feel it had more to do with driving 7 hours than anything. Overall, progress is going as planned and I feel good.
Supplement Notes: Strength seems to be getting better slowly but surely which I am happy about. I did not get much sleep and was waking up a bit through the night, but the periods I did sleep seemed to be much deeper with wild, vivid dreams. Weight is the same despite a crappy diet over the past couple of days which I am pleased about. No increase in hunger and the increased acne seems to have subsided. Overall, I am very pleased so far. Having good workouts and strength in the gym despite lack of sleep, quality diet, and immense amounts of stress. Could not ask for more so far.
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