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    SNS Growth Factor XT/X-Gels/Reduce XT log


    Hello all....AE is back with another log. A big thank you to the SNS team for this opportunity. Never tried ArA, and am really excited to see how it works for me. Also, I have tried many of the GH optimizers, so I am curious how this stacks up. The reduce XT is from my own stash. Figured it would go well.
    A quick rundown of everything about me

    38 years old 5' 10" 202lbs.

    Been lifting since I am roughly 11 years old. I do 7 days a week of fasted cardio at 340 am and lift 6 days a week. I am a High School Vice Principal, so I need to be up and moving early, as I am at work by 630ish AM every day.

    Monday-Shoulders/Back
    Tuesday-off
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    Thursday- chest
    Friday- shoulders, back
    Saturday- Legs/bis
    Sunday- chest, tris

    Here are the other supps I am currently using:
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    Thats it, I am typically a keep it simple kind of guy

    I will do my absolute best to update everyday with a rundown of the morning activities.

    My weights will be down from previous logs, per doc's orders. My shoulders are showing their age, and he wants me to go a little lighter. First dose of GFXT is tonight, with X-Gels starting tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dan View Post
    Subbed to watch some old geezer strength happening :P
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    I've been interested in x-gels. I still haven't ran ARA
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    Much appreciated guys....glad to have you along.

    Finishing up now, here has been the rundown

    Cardio
    45 minutes treadmill 12% incline 3.6-4.0 mph

    Back
    Wide grip chins BW 4 sets of 10
    Mid shin rack pulls 225-405lbs sets of 5
    BB rows 4 sets of 8 135-205lbs

    Bis
    BB curls with fat grips 4 sets of 8 up to 85lbs
    Hammer curls 5 sets 45-50lbs
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    Forgot to mention.....first day nothing to report for X-Gels. If all goes as I hope, I will purchase a second bottle on my own.

    For GF XT it didn't help fall asleep. I did sleep very deeply however, which is great especially with a 9 year old beagle sleeping between the mrs and myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    Forgot to mention.....first day nothing to report for X-Gels. If all goes as I hope, I will purchase a second bottle on my own. For GF XT it didn't help fall asleep. I did sleep very deeply however, which is great especially with a 9 year old beagle sleeping between the mrs and myself.
    Great start to the log!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Great start to the log!
    Much appreciated
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    Morning in and some thoughts

    My sleep is crazy. Last night it hit me like a ton of bricks. Woke up nice due to the dog, and was right back out.

    Only thing of note with X-Gels is that I need to take it with more liquid. Absolutely awful post ingestion burbs and flavor. Gave a queasy feeling the whole workout. Pushed through regardless.

    For today's,workout, I took it very easy in shoulders due to the cortisone shot on Monday.

    Legs
    SSB box squats (8sets) sets at 245lbs of 8-10 did not want to go too heavy until shoulder is 100%
    GHR (5 sets) all sets of 10-12 both BW and with 25lbs plate

    Shoulders
    Side laterals 25lbs sets of 12
    Rear laterals 25lbs sets of 12

    Kept it light enough to not cause issue but with a high enough range to get a decent pump.
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    Nice to hear about the GFXT putting you to sleep quickly. With X-Gels, I never noticed a nauseating feeling post-consumption when taken independent of other ingredients... Taken in conjunction with GMS caused this for me occasionally.

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    Alrighty, a little rundown from this am outside of typical cardio

    Not much in way of anything physically noticeable or increase in strength. Kept things status quo for chest/tris and worked lighter due to the shoulder i mentioned

    Chest
    Incline BP 6 sets total 2 sets @ 225lbs 5 reps
    Flat BP 6 sets total 2 sets @ 295 4reps each

    Tris
    JM Press/CG BP supersets *allowed me to get a good pump and keep weights light* stayed at no more than 185lbs to failure for each

    Solid workout after 40 mins on the treadmill.

    Really looking at this as a recomp/cut more than anything else
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    Sorry, missed where you mentioned (the title) that you'll be running Reduce XT with this. Should be very nice for maintaing/gaining strength while in a deficit.

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    thanks for joining along guys. Had a good morning today, except still with the odd after taste burp from the xgels. Took a ton more water this am, but still not masking it. Will try other options. Not a big deal, just something of note.

    Typical 40 mins of cardio

    Back
    BB Rows 6 sets 2 sets @ 185 5 &7 reps <slow and strict>
    Reverse hypers w/bands 4 sets 12 reps per
    Wide chins 4 sets BW to failure

    Bis
    Front hammer curls 5 sets 45lbs sets of 10 & 12
    1 arm preacher curls 4 sets 45lbs sets of 10

    Nothing truly to note yet. I will say that GFXT is continuing to impress for sleep . It is starting to help me drift off and it keeps me to sleep. I think the poor dog is unhappy with the last part.
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    @AE14 does the GFXT make you drowsy in the morning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcslick View Post
    @AE14 does the GFXT make you drowsy in the morning?

    A little bit. Not right away though, but when I am driving to work, it am struggling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    A little bit. Not right away though, but when I am driving to work, it am struggling.
    That's how I get with melatonin
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    A little bit. Not right away though, but when I am driving to work, it am struggling.
    That's interesting. I haven't noticed that yet.

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    It's interesting. It's a 25 minute ride to work and I am dead by the end
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    It's interesting. It's a 25 minute ride to work and I am dead by the end
    And this is independent of your workout prior, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    And this is independent of your workout prior, correct?
    That is correct


    As an aside, was on treadmill longer than expected this morning. 50 mins @ 12% incline. Have a Yankee game on at 1 so will be hitting the treadmill again while that's on.
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    Just an FYI....took xgels with juice and problem solved.
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    A little rundown from this afternoon

    35 minutes treadmill

    Legs:
    Box squats (8 sets) all sets up to 225 12 reps
    GHR (5 sets) BW sets of 10

    Shoulders: didnt go too crazy here

    BTN press 4 sets of 115lbs for 8 each
    Side & rear laterals superset (4 sets) 30lbs to failure each

    Overall pretty good, nothing too crazy and nothing yet to note. Trying not to go overboard on my shoulders
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    A little bit. Not right away though, but when I am driving to work, it am struggling.
    I haven't noticed that at all...actually wake up feeling pretty refreshed

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    A little rundown from this afternoon

    35 minutes treadmill

    Legs:
    Box squats (8 sets) all sets up to 225 12 reps
    GHR (5 sets) BW sets of 10

    Shoulders: didnt go too crazy here

    BTN press 4 sets of 115lbs for 8 each
    Side & rear laterals superset (4 sets) 30lbs to failure each

    Overall pretty good, nothing too crazy and nothing yet to note. Trying not to go overboard on my shoulders
    If your shoulders are giving you grief, i recommend dropping the BTN's as these place the shoulder in an unnatural position.

    If you insist on keeping them, limit how far you go behind the head
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    That is correct As an aside, was on treadmill longer than expected this morning. 50 mins @ 12% incline. Have a Yankee game on at 1 so will be hitting the treadmill again while that's on.
    Ahhh, unsubbing. I grew up in New England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    If your shoulders are giving you grief, i recommend dropping the BTN's as these place the shoulder in an unnatural position. If you insist on keeping them, limit how far you go behind the head
    I do have to limit depth. 3 operations already and not looking for more.
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    Excellent day today. Hit my normal fasted cardio for 40+ minutes. Weight was down to 200lbs even

    Afternoon cardio for 35 minutes (really want to cut to 190lbs if possible

    Chest:
    Flat BP (8 sets) 3 sets @ 275lbs 4,3,3 reps (altered grip slightly closer to limit shoulder strain)
    Incline flys (5 sets) 55lbs

    Triceps:
    worked a 3 exercise giant set (JM Press, 2 arm db ext with 2 different weights)

    5 sets with the giant set to failure each, I am going to be sore as hell tomorrow
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    Lot of volume, especially considering the amount of cardio you did... Let's hope the LCLT can help a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Lot of volume, especially considering the amount of cardio you did... Let's hope the LCLT can help a little bit.
    thanks man. I can't go as heavy as I want as I am getting older. The days of a 400lbs bench and 500lbs dead are long gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post

    I do have to limit depth. 3 operations already and not looking for more.
    I know what you mean. I have to be a little cautious myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by mw1 View Post
    I know what you mean. I have to be a little cautious myself
    Getting older is not as much fun as it should be.

    Just started lifting after 40 min of cardio.
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    Hit back with a little bit of bis this am

    Wide chins (5 sets) bw 10-12 per
    BB rows (5 sets) up to 185 to failure
    Suspended BW rows (6 sets) to failure per set

    My suspended rows are hanging from the top of my power rack (helps me maintain grip too)

    Bis (was very tired and lacked energy on this one)
    Hammer curls (4 sets) 50lbs sets of 8-10

    Was feeling alittle lethargic this morning. Was hoping to do more bi work, but I knew I was fried.

    Nothing of note yet in terms of body comp, strength etc...

    Only constant is the deep sleep. Which is great, but not as easy to wake up
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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    Hit back with a little bit of bis this am

    Wide chins (5 sets) bw 10-12 per
    BB rows (5 sets) up to 185 to failure
    Suspended BW rows (6 sets) to failure per set

    My suspended rows are hanging from the top of my power rack (helps me maintain grip too)

    Bis (was very tired and lacked energy on this one)
    Hammer curls (4 sets) 50lbs sets of 8-10

    Was feeling alittle lethargic this morning. Was hoping to do more bi work, but I knew I was fried.

    Nothing of note yet in terms of body comp, strength etc...

    Only constant is the deep sleep. Which is great, but not as easy to wake up
    Nice updates man.
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    Have you been able to take GFXT and sleep in yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Have you been able to take GFXT and sleep in yet?
    sadly no. I am always up early which is a direct result of my job and animals in the house.
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