iForce Tropinol XP Beta Test Sponsored Log
- 03-12-2013, 04:21 PM
Tropinol XP Day #35 3/12 Squats and Deads
Elliptical Warm-up 10 min
Power cleans 95 x 3S x 10R
Squat 185x5, 213x5, 241x2, 213x8. Wasnít feeling squats today. Legs esp hamstring were fatigued from weekend activities. Upper back was too from Monday chest/back. I will swap squat and chest/back days next week.
Deadlifts 185x5, 226x5, 260x5, 295x8. No straps, getting close to a PR by formula Weight x Reps x 0.033 + Weight (373.7) . I did 305x10 (406.7) at end of January, but that was with straps. I think Iíll get the weight/reps PR in next couple of weeks.
Some glute ham raises then out. Legs are feeling fatigued.
I planned to do squats and deads on separate days this week but some unexpected events led to combining WO and I will lose some gym days. Going to repeat same programming next week and get more reps.
Weighed in really low today, at 196 from normal 200-201. Probably just water weight. Going to have to buy some new shirts for work, too tight in chest/back/shoulders. Iíll measure again in ~15 days or so. Shoulders/traps are growing but I didnít measure shoulders until ~ 2 weeks ago so I donít have a good baseline #.
- 03-12-2013, 04:32 PM
How's the libido on this? I trust Iforce and their sources cause I'm curious of the fadogia quality and its libido effects. Profile looks solid and I can see your strength gains are there so it seems to be delivering in all those departments. Seems you've been enjoying this run man! Just jumping in a bit late ill admit, but still here nonetheless. Keep killing it brotha!
03-12-2013, 10:33 PM
03-13-2013, 10:26 PM
Libido has been good, not crazy up but steady so 7 seems appropriate. Bedroom performance has been great for cardio stamina, hardness, and time needed to rise to the occasion. I felt a bit stronger urges on daa/bioforge. No issues with overly strong AI affecting time to full working volume or causing issues in my transition game like I have experienced with Erase taken in the evening. With Tropinol you're good to go at any time of the day. The stamina, strength and recomp effects are solid. intro price is awesome with the nutraplanet deal for $38
03-19-2013, 12:47 AM
Back at it on Monday. I was handling family business so no WO other than some walks since last Wednesday.
Awesome squat day today. I have been lagging a bit on squats. Transitioning from smith machine to free squat was tough. I killed it today.
Power cleans 95 x 3s x 10r. Getting better rack position on shoulders. Ready to increase weight now that form has improved.
Squats warmups 135x5, 175x5, then 225x16 for weight/reps total of 344. Not better than my 360 smith PR but a free squat PR.
Then dropped squat weight to 135 x 5s x 10r with pause in the hole.
Then out. Total time about 50 min. Great WO. Legs and glutes have not been this blown since max squat/dead/bench lift day back in Jan.
Weight has been at 195 for about a week. Scale going down, weight on the bar going up. Awesome.
03-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Another good WO today. Went for a weight/reps PR on bench but came up a little short.
Bench 135x5, 161x5, 186x5, then 211x9 went for 10 but needed a spot. Prev best is 195x15=292.4 from 1/11.
Tbar rows 45x12, 80x5, 90x5, 100x10
Chin ups wide grip 10, then could only get sets of 5 after tbar rows. Back was a bit burned out.
Db incline press 65 x 5S x 10R
Close grip bench press 145x10 a bit too heavy so dropped to 125 x 4S x 10R
And to finish it off preacher curls 85 x 2S x 10R, 85 x 8, 75 x 2S x 10E
A good hard day.
03-21-2013, 06:56 PM
Good stuff happened in the gym this morning.
3/20: rest day. Stretched and relaxed. Tuesay WO chest, biceps , and triceps worked me pretty good, Iím feeling the fatigue in these areas. T-bar rows are working my upper back pretty hard also.
Thursday 3/21 Tropinol XP cycle ends next week.
Power Cleans 135 x 3S x 5R. Working on technique for a few weeks before increasing weight
Deadlifts 226x5, 260x5, 295x11 for new weight/reps PR of 403. Best 1RM to date is 385. No straps, used chalk.
snatch grip deads 135 x 3S x 10R
some glute ham raises not counting reps just lowering slowly and holding contraction at different points in the movement
some pull-ups 2S x 10R. I was a bit surprised to get 10 on second set
and some leg curls and leg press to finish it off
Great WO. Nice to improve on DL reps from last week same weight 295 but +3 reps. No straps, just chalk. The snatch DL afterwards really worked my upper back and glutes.
I just recently learned how carbs impact my body weight. My weight has been either 195/196 or 200 every time I have weighed in the last two months. When I reduce or eliminate carbs at dinner I weight 195. Eating carbs = 200. I have observed this on 3 separate instances in last 2 weeks. Mystery solved. I thought my weight variation was due to food/water so this seems like a reasonable explanation.
Shoulders and arm WO tomorrow.
03-22-2013, 05:31 PM
Another solid morning at the gym. 4 caps Tropinol XP before workout with BCAA and beta alanine. I have bulk powder BCAA and have changed to scooping directly into mouth instead of trying to mix this stuff. Doesnít taste good but itís over quickly. The beta alanine chase cleans up the funk taste nicely.
Overhead press 111x5, 128x5 this felt heavy. Back and triceps are tired. Got 145x9 and stopped here before form went south.
Close to a weight/reps PR. Best 1Rm is 190, weight reps is 150x10 from 1/28
Chin-ups wide 3S x 10R
Dips 15, 12, 12, 11, 12
Barbell curls 75 x3S x 10R
Hammer curls 35 x 3S x10R
03-25-2013, 10:57 AM
Mbsc warmup. Squats 135x13, 185x5, 211x5, 237x7 then 145 x 5S x 10R. Upper back wasn't feeling up to task to hit 237 for 10+ reps.
Farm carry with 2 45 plates.
Stretching and that's all.
Got some work in without to much damage. Tomorrow is chest/back/arms
03-25-2013, 02:42 PM
03-26-2013, 04:53 PM
Tuesday 3/26 chest back arms. 4 caps Tropinol XP pre WO.
Bench press 135x8, 175x3, 198x3, 223x8 almost a weight/reps PR @ 282.5. should have paid more attention here, needed to hit 10. Forgot about 195x15 ~293 I did on 1/11
Chin-ups 10, 8, 6
T-bar rows 45x12, 90x3, 115x3, 117x10
DB incline press 65 x 5S x 10R
Close grip bench press 135x8, 155x8, 175x5
Preacher curls 95x8, 75 x 4S x 8R
Reduced biceps and triceps volume from last Tuesday, want to make sure arms are not fatigued on Thurs deadlifts
Another solid session. I'll try to break the bench press weight/reps again next week using 236.
03-27-2013, 09:09 PM
03-28-2013, 11:21 AM
03-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Thursday 3/28 Deadlift day 4 Caps Tropinol XP pre-WO
Cleans 95x5, 145x 5 Sets x 5 reps
Deadlifts 135x5, 185x5, 243x3, 278x3, 312 x9 for a weight reps PR of 405.5. Previous WRPR was 403 on 3/21.
Glute Ham Raises 3 sets. I don’t count reps, just hold and pause at different points in the movement.
Finished with some machine crunches
Friday 3/29 Shoulders and arms. Last day of Tropinol XP log. It’s been a good 8 week run. Definitely some strength gains. I think I’ve lost some BF but stayed at same overall weight so a good leaning and recomp result. I didn’t use calipers or get measured before I started so no actual values. I hate those electronic resistance cheap handheld BF measuring devices because they are not accurate. I will get the tape measure out tonight and see what the results are on size. Shoulders and arms are looking larger and more vascular, lots of veins in front delts.
Shoulder Press 95x5, 120x3, 137x3, 154x9 for weight/reps PR of just over 200. Previous best was 150x10 on 1/28 which is just a hair less than 154x9 but more is more. I’m cool with incremental improvement. I wasn’t sure I’d get all 9 but I moved it without any problems. Tried to get 10 but it wasn’t happening without a form break.
Push Press 154x3
Chin-ups 10, 10, 10
Bench press working on speed 135x5, 155 x 5 sets x 5 reps
2 stop chop bench press 155 x 2 sets, 10 sec pause against spotter resistance at 2 inches and 6 inches off chest, hold lockout for 10 sec. This is a cool exercise, if you have not done it try it out. Thank you T-Nation and Chris Cooper for this idea.
Dips 12, 10, 10
Bent Over Rows 1 arm 50 x 2 Sets x 10 reps, 50 x 25 reps.
Superset curls and triceps press curls 50x20, 50x20, 30x20 and triceps 50 x 3 sets x 20 reps
Another good WO. This is the end of my Tropinol XP log. Overall a good product that I would buy again. I would will to try taking at same time as DAA, I’ve had good results from other products using this protocol. Two areas where Tropinol XP real does well are endurance and recomp. I recovered very fast between sets and fatigue was not as bad as expected. I look leaner and more muscular at same weight compared to 8 weeks ago, 200 lbs. I also had some good strength gains on squats, deadlifts and shoulder press. I’m very close to setting new weight reps PRs on bench press. Next week is my 5/3/1 rep week and I expect to hit some good numbers.
04-01-2013, 05:30 PM
04-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Some measurements to give you an idea of my results from 8 weeks on the Tropinol XP
First measurement was on 2/19.
neck 15.75/16 0.25
shoulders 49/51.5 2.5
chest 43.5/ 46 2.5
forearm 12.5/ 12.75 0.25
biceps 15.5 /15.62 0.12
No change in Bw 200 lbs the whole time but I think I lost some fat and gained some muscle. Not a ton but I'm pleased with results.
I'm not a bb'er and didn't train bis much the last 8 months. But big arms are impressive and ill work on this lagging area with more focus during my next training block.
04-01-2013, 09:52 PM
Bcaa have worked well for me. I feel less DOMS and muscles recover faster. I use em before a long ski tour or climb in addition to my gym sessions
04-02-2013, 12:27 AM
Try compete then with a full spectrum of aminos. Far superior for decreasing doms from my experience.Originally Posted by Jcweinsx
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative
04-04-2013, 03:54 PM
Strength 8/10 bench, dead lift, and shoulder press all increased over 8 weeks. Good steady increases between 5-7%.
Muscle gains 8/10 BW didn’t change but measurements went up. I consider that pretty good. I don’t do a lot of cardio during the week but tend to have a long day every weekend of hiking/skiing/climbing or paddling.
Pumps 7/10 Definitely noticed the pump, not super strong but there. I don’t assign a high value to getting muscle pump from a supplement. If you’re into that you’ll enjoy this effect. A nice bonus but not a reason for me to buy a supplement.
Aggression 10/10 or 1/10 depending on how you view this. I was definitely more aggressive. Not fighting people in the streets but a very strong effect. If you have aggression problems Tropinol XP may add to your problems.
Libido: 7/10 no negative effect on libido, but definitely not the boost I got from DAA stacked with other products.
For me the best part of Tropinol XP was the leaning/recomp effects from the Forskolin and the endurance/quick recovery between sets.
I noticed immediate effects on aggression and endurance on 1st dosage. Other products I have used take 2 weeks to get any appreciable effect.
I will run Tropinol XP again, probably as a recomp stack. My Diet and training were dialed in. In general I respond well to training and dieting. Just like all supplements your mileage may vary especially if you don’t have diet, training, recovery and stress management under tight control.
The product packaging makes some pretty ridiculous claims. I hope no one ever buys a supplement based on the packaging. Read the ingredient lists, look up studies on Pubmed, and read other logs.
Thanks to iForce and their great reps for letting me test Tropinol XP. The second bottle I paid for was definitely worth it.
04-04-2013, 08:41 PM
awesome final review, thanks for putting this up
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04-05-2013, 02:52 AM
04-05-2013, 10:59 AM
You're welcome. iForce has good reps on AM. Thanks for the encouragement along the way. It was a fun ride.
04-05-2013, 02:18 PM
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