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    A little sore. Chest from the BB bench yesterday.

    Got up this morning and did.

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    1 day behind on my workout. Doing Thursdays track workout later with my wife and today's is happening tomorrow.

    Workout phase changes at the end of next week. Idk what's going to happen but it should be fun.

    Free test ran out yesterday and I'm sad to see it go. Have about a week or a week and a half of Uptake and IGF-2 which will give me a chance to see what effects will be lessened by the end of free test.
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    Looks solid in here J!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne42 View Post
    Looks solid in here J!
    Thanks brother.

    Drank for the first time in 2 years last night. I deeply regret it right now.


    Gym was closed yesterday and I'm too hungover to workout today.

    Headed back to Bragg in an hour or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    Thanks brother.

    Drank for the first time in 2 years last night. I deeply regret it right now.

    Gym was closed yesterday and I'm too hungover to workout today.

    Headed back to Bragg in an hour or so.
    I know bout that lol haha
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    Back at Bragg

    Went to the gym today to do a prowler workout.

    Popped 4xIGF-2, 2xSuperCissus, 6xUptake on the way to the gym (I don't normally take IGF-2 and SC before a workout but I was on the road all day so that was the best time for it)

    The workout was supposed to be:

    Dynamic Track Warmup
    Band Resisted March - 3x20M
    Prowler Sprints- 10x40M @100%BW
    Cool Down Pacer- 5x50M


    What I actually accomplished:
    Dynamic Track Warmup
    Band Resisted March- 3x20M
    Prowler Sprint- 6x40M @ 160lbs +sled
    Cool Down Pacer- 5x50M

    The prowler sprints kicked my @ss.


    Now that I'm back to my regular schedule I should be able to get back some of the weight I lost over leave. I always loose a few pounds over leave and if I had to guess I would put my weight now anywhere from 161-163 lbs, I just don't have access to the amount of food that I eat on a regular day while I'm on leave and I spend too much time sleeping and don't leave myself much time to eat!

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    Those prowler sprints sounds bada**. I might incorporate that myself. A few pounds might just be glyocgen or CP stores, itll bounce back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    Those prowler sprints sounds bada**. I might incorporate that myself. A few pounds might just be glyocgen or CP stores, itll bounce back.

    -OS-Team AppNut
    I was lying on the ground at the end of this one.

    That's what I'm hoping as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I was lying on the ground at the end of this one.

    That's what I'm hoping as well.
    Than ya done good.

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    May or may not workout today.

    I am pretty sure we have a record PT test tomorrow morning and if we so I won't be working out after work.

    Will probably go with 3 Uptake before the PT test and then 3-4 before my workout that afternoon.
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    No PT for me today. I had to go to the dentist today.

    I do have a PT test tomorrow so instead of the lifting day I had planned I did the track workout that I would have done tomorrow.

    I did it at about 3/4 speed and then came home and stretched and foam rolled to make sure that none of my muscles (specifically my tight hip flexors) would cause me any problems tomorrow.

    Lateral Pillar March 2 x 20m/direction
    Rapid Response Lateral 3 x 15 sec, 45 sec recover
    Lateral Band March 2 x 20m/direction
    Lateral Shuffle 2 x 20m/direction
    Crossover step sprint 3 x 15m/direction
    Falling start sprint 3 x 15m/direction
    Cool Down Pacers 5 x 50m


    My total kCal was 3500 for today, higher in fat and lower in carbs than most days but I also didn't do as much so I didn't need as many carbs.
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    Final review and measurements coming tonight (or tomorrow)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Final review and measurements coming tonight (or tomorrow)
    Cane wait!

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    Final Review, stats, and pictures are on the 3rd post edit. All in all I think it was a successful 8 week run, especially considering how inconsistent I was over the holiday's with leave!

    Thanks for following everyone (and you that lurked throughout)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick
    End Stats:

    <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72 678"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72 679"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72 680"/><img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=72 681"/>

    Weight: 164.0"
    Chest: 38.5"
    Rt. Bi: 14.9"
    Lt. Bi: 14.7"
    Rt. Thigh: 25.2"
    Lt. Thigh: 25.0"
    Waist: 34.0"
    Rt. Calf: 17.1"
    Lt. Calf: 17.0"
    Neck: 18.0"

    Haven't looked at previous numbers yet, but I'm excited to see the difference.

    Final Review: This will be over the entire stack, as opposed to individual products, I will do my best to differentiate between the three but I know that many of the effects overlapped between the three products. I also am not going to give them numeric values and will just report the effects.

    Strength: I noticed consistent gains in strength, in all exercises. I normally cannot progress in weight every week but I was able to do that consistently and set my fair share of PR's during this 8 week run. What was most significant to me is how quickly my strength picked back up after JRTC and even more impressive was the fact that I didn't lose any strength during my incredibly inconsistent leave. I will attribute this to IGF-2 and Free Test more than Uptake.

    Endurance: My rest periods were significantly decreased, especially after I began doing complexes with the program zir.Red has designed for me. I will attribute most of this to N.O. Uptake and it was noticeable.

    Recovery: This will be overnight recovery, not between set recovery. I noticed an increase in my body's ability to recover. It was significant, some of this will be attributed to the amount of kCal I was consuming on a regular basis but I was surprised by how I was able to get back into 2x a day workouts and not wake up hurting the next day. Onset was almost immediate.

    Sleep Quality: As a general rule, my sleep quality was greatly improved during these 8 weeks. In fact, in the days since I have run out my sleep quality is noticeable lowered and I am waking up much more often in the night and having a harder time falling asleep to begin with. I will attribute this almost solely to IGF-2

    Physique Changes: This was not the primary goal of this log but the physique changes were noticeable. My weight increased ~4 pounds (would have been more if I were more consistent with my diet over the holiday's) but I stayed just as lean, if not ended up leaner. I was pleased as physique changes are always welcome.

    Pumps: With 5 caps a day the pumps were phenomenal, but 6 is where I prefer it. It was noticeable in every workout and was incredibly noticeable when we would run distance. My calves would be engorged with blood and sometimes it would be painful. I would occasionally get lower back pumps, nothing extraordinary, but noticeable. The effect increased with consistent dosing.

    Vascularity: During this run, I can say that my vascularity was much improved. Some of this is from Free Test and some of this is from the pump in N.O. Uptake. I can say that when I ran out of FT, my all day vascularity decreased noticeably. Once I started working out it wasn't noticeable but it was extremely noticeable in a rested state.

    Muscle Density: This is a hard one to gauge but I noticed that as the log went on my pecs felt significantly more dense. It was most noticeable in my chest because it is my weakest muscle from a physique standpoint and is normally the last to progress. The density is still there but it has decreased recently, I attribute most of this to IGF-2 because it has subsided since I ran out.

    Overall: I would buy these products again. I was a big fan of IGF-2 and N.O. Uptake specifically. Free Test did exactly what I had bought it to do and I believe that all of these products are worth the price. I will be using IGF-2 again (may even try R1's Prime/IGF-2 stack) but the standout product to me was N.O. Uptake. I have been a fan of AppNut products since I initially used RPM/Drive (love Drive) and N.O. Uptake is a fantastic preworkout for pumps/muscular endurance. Can't wait to order some Uncut in the near future and see how they do together (assuming they continue to make Uptake)

    Thanks for following everyone. I think I made significant progress as far as my goals are concerned and cannot wait for this new year to unfold, a lot of big things in the works for a lot of companies and I am excited to say the least!
    Sick progress bro!! Good review too!! Thanks for an awesome log i enjoyed following
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmftisftw View Post

    Sick progress bro!! Good review too!! Thanks for an awesome log i enjoyed following
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    Great progress Jim! Solid log
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airborne42 View Post
    Great progress Jim! Solid log
    Thanks brother!
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    Jim there is no doubt U R serving because there are times when you just disappear...Probably out camping deep in the woods surviving off of, well I don't know you tell us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballesteri View Post
    Jim there is no doubt U R serving because there are times when you just disappear...Probably out camping deep in the woods surviving off of, well I don't know you tell us
    Lol I just got back today actually.

    And MRE's. I normally stick to the tuna when at all possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Lol
    I normally stick to the tuna when at all possible.
    Ok well that makes sense, it would be hard to gain on bugs and tree bark
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    Solid final review and log. I lurked but didn't post...nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Solid final review and log. I lurked but didn't post...nice work.
    Thanks brother.

    Wish I could have been more consistent, your log was making me feel bad about myself over leave lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    End Stats:

    Attachment 72678Attachment 72679Attachment 72680Attachment 72681


    Weight: 164.0"
    Chest: 38.5"
    Rt. Bi: 14.9"
    Lt. Bi: 14.7"
    Rt. Thigh: 25.2"
    Lt. Thigh: 25.0"
    Waist: 34.0"
    Rt. Calf: 17.1"
    Lt. Calf: 17.0"
    Neck: 18.0"


    Haven't looked at previous numbers yet, but I'm excited to see the difference.


    Final Review: This will be over the entire stack, as opposed to individual products, I will do my best to differentiate between the three but I know that many of the effects overlapped between the three products. I also am not going to give them numeric values and will just report the effects.


    Strength: I noticed consistent gains in strength, in all exercises. I normally cannot progress in weight every week but I was able to do that consistently and set my fair share of PR's during this 8 week run. What was most significant to me is how quickly my strength picked back up after JRTC and even more impressive was the fact that I didn't lose any strength during my incredibly inconsistent leave. I will attribute this to IGF-2 and Free Test more than Uptake.

    Endurance: My rest periods were significantly decreased, especially after I began doing complexes with the program zir.Red has designed for me. I will attribute most of this to N.O. Uptake and it was noticeable.

    Recovery: This will be overnight recovery, not between set recovery. I noticed an increase in my body's ability to recover. It was significant, some of this will be attributed to the amount of kCal I was consuming on a regular basis but I was surprised by how I was able to get back into 2x a day workouts and not wake up hurting the next day. Onset was almost immediate.

    Sleep Quality: As a general rule, my sleep quality was greatly improved during these 8 weeks. In fact, in the days since I have run out my sleep quality is noticeable lowered and I am waking up much more often in the night and having a harder time falling asleep to begin with. I will attribute this almost solely to IGF-2

    Physique Changes: This was not the primary goal of this log but the physique changes were noticeable. My weight increased ~4 pounds (would have been more if I were more consistent with my diet over the holiday's) but I stayed just as lean, if not ended up leaner. I was pleased as physique changes are always welcome.

    Pumps: With 5 caps a day the pumps were phenomenal, but 6 is where I prefer it. It was noticeable in every workout and was incredibly noticeable when we would run distance. My calves would be engorged with blood and sometimes it would be painful. I would occasionally get lower back pumps, nothing extraordinary, but noticeable. The effect increased with consistent dosing.

    Vascularity: During this run, I can say that my vascularity was much improved. Some of this is from Free Test and some of this is from the pump in N.O. Uptake. I can say that when I ran out of FT, my all day vascularity decreased noticeably. Once I started working out it wasn't noticeable but it was extremely noticeable in a rested state.

    Muscle Density: This is a hard one to gauge but I noticed that as the log went on my pecs felt significantly more dense. It was most noticeable in my chest because it is my weakest muscle from a physique standpoint and is normally the last to progress. The density is still there but it has decreased recently, I attribute most of this to IGF-2 because it has subsided since I ran out.


    Overall: I would buy these products again. I was a big fan of IGF-2 and N.O. Uptake specifically. Free Test did exactly what I had bought it to do and I believe that all of these products are worth the price. I will be using IGF-2 again (may even try R1's Prime/IGF-2 stack) but the standout product to me was N.O. Uptake. I have been a fan of AppNut products since I initially used RPM/Drive (love Drive) and N.O. Uptake is a fantastic preworkout for pumps/muscular endurance. Can't wait to order some Uncut in the near future and see how they do together (assuming they continue to make Uptake)

    Thanks for following everyone. I think I made significant progress as far as my goals are concerned and cannot wait for this new year to unfold, a lot of big things in the works for a lot of companies and I am excited to say the least!
    Fantastic job on the log and final review Jim! I can see some nice improvements between your before and after pics. You delts, abs and lats really stand out compared to the starting pics.

    I'm glad you liked the supplements, but I think you deserve the credit for all of the hard work you put in during this log. Nice work!
  

  
 

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