Thank you to BPS for sponsoring this log of their new thermogenic fat burner,.
Per usual BPS, this bottle is a full dosed 30 day supply. NO prop blends, so you know exactly what you're getting
I will be using this for the full length of the bottle at label directions with the exception of one dose coming in the AM upon rising/pre workout. The other two doses will be taken 30 minutes before my two largest meals. I follow IF so these meals
Are usually between 5-9 PM about two hours apart and are PACKED with clean, Calorie dense foods.
My goals for this log are to lean bulk OR recomp. I am hoping that vanillean can help me achieve a recomp while eating over maintenance.
I will be utilizing a new training method to me.. A 5x5 GVT superset type workout is the best way to describe it. Example for chest:
Incline bench press 5x5
Incline db flye 5x5
Wide grip dips 5x5
Cable crossovers 5x5
Yielding 100 reps with minimal rest but heavier weight than a traditional 10x10 would call for.
I will also be performing HIIT sprints on treadmill 3x a week, HIIT intervals on the recumbent bike 2x a week, and a heavy prowler interval workout 1x a week.
Macros will not be logged bc ive been there and got too OCD lol. BF has never been measured, and I judge my progress with regular pics and the mirror and how my clothes fit.
Starting stats and pics
January 1, 2013
I am not great at posing, nor do I have a great phone or lighting but I'll try to get better finishing pics. I might be able to talk the gf into taking some back shots lol.
Other supps being used are:
SNS (first time using will start on Monday Jan 7)
Final progress pics
Ok all- here are my 28 day progress pics. I am postin from phone and will try to do a write up review from my comp tonight if I finish my hw at a reasonable time.
I know there were no back shots to start and I regret that. But u can tell from the front shot that I accomplished my goal of a lean bulk/recomp- adding muscle and reducing bf in most areas or at worst staying the Same, all while on a caloric surplus!
January 31, 2013
Final write up
The purpose of this log was to determine if the solo use of bps vanillean (VL) could be used a)to reduce body fat b)to reduce body fat on a caloric surplus c) allow the user to complete a successful recomp, adding while reducing body fat
No dietary changes were made for this log, if any, the user increased calories above standard lean bulk calories on some days. Utilizing IF , the user fasted for 16-20 hours, and used a 4-8 Hour feeding window. The user used a moderate carb, high fat, High protein diet, and moderate carb meals were separated from high fat meals whenever possible.
VL was taken orally 3 times a day for 28 days. There were two distinct protocols used for dosing. On workout days:
1 cap 30-45 minutes pre workout
1 cap 30 minutes prior to first post workout meal
1 cap 30 minutes prior to last meal of the day/night
On non workout days:
1 cap upon rising
1 cap 30 minutes prior to first meal
1 cap 30 minutes to last meal
* the user took one cap pre bed for two nights in a row and experienced sleep disruptions (inability to fall asleep) and ceased this dosing after two attempts*
Within an hour or two of first dose, the user was very warm and perspired slightly. He recalls having to roll down the car window in 20 degree weather on new years day just to cool off. This trend continued for the duration of logging. On multiple occasions, hot flashes/ thermo effects were felt at random through out the day and/or at night while sleeping. The user had to take his shirt off some nights and sleep outside the covers in a CT winter.
The user noted the most thermo effects with pre workout dose and noticed increase sweating for duration of the log.
The users girlfriend repeatedly told him "you feel so warm! I love it" and the user was able to confirm increased body temperature around the clock after 1 week of dosing.
The first 2.5 weeks the user noticed the thermo chills- hot core and cold extremities (feet/hands) the coldness in extremities reduced in Intensity nearing the end of the 28 days, but did not totally subside, perhaps the user simply adjusted to it rather than implicating lessening of effects.
No conclusions could be drawn on appetite reduction. Some days the user was very hungry during fast, and others were a breeze.
No conclusions can be made on overall energy increase from dosing VL, however the thermo effect seemed to make it easier to move, as if the user was already 'warmed up'
After workouts, body temp stayed elevated above *baseline elevation* meaning- VL alone raised body temp, and working out raised it beyond the initial rise.
Noticeable fat loss appeared after 8-9 days and increased roughly every 2-4 days thereafter.
The starting bodyweight was 170lbs
At the midway point, the user weighed at 169 consistently for 10 days.
At the final 3-4 days of weighing, the user finished the 28 days at 172lbs.
The visual evidence presented suggests that the user was able to achieve his purpose of a)to reduce body fat b)to reduce body fat on a caloric surplus c) to complete a successful recomp, adding muscle mass while reducing body fat. With a net gain of 2lbs, and a visible reduction in body fat, primarily around the waist and trunk, the results thus prove that in the case of this subject, VL was effective as a stand alone supplement.