Recharging the Batteries with BPS' AdrenoSurge
- 07-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Recharging the Batteries with BPS' AdrenoSurge
Sorry guys, i forgot my password under as SauceMonkey so i decided to just make a new username and use my real email, so I'll be logging from here on on out. I believe tomorrow is day 7, and i asked admin to delete my older posts, so here is the start of a new log haha!
- 07-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Well first a little background about me. I’m ten weeks into a cut and usually when most people cut is when the stims get turned up. I was taking a pre-workout, 3 caps Combustion, a pre workout supp, and 12.5mg Yohimbe before cardio. Needless to say I was stimmed out of my mind. Not good.
The first two weeks of this run, I was still running stims. I noticed after about a week, my pre workout felt stronger again and I was gaining the mental edge. I actually was able to lower the dose of my pre-workout, STIMaholic, down to half a scoop and get the same benefits. I dropped Combustion dosage down to 2 caps also, and still felt the effects, so to say AdrenoSruge was able to help “restore” the adrenals is pretty accurate.
I then went on vacation for the next two weeks, and figured, take a stim break and let’s see what this bad boy can really do. Also to note, I was stressed out of my mind before vacation. Between the stims, getting diagnosed with hypothyroidism, looking for a full time job and some family issues, I was stressed out the wazzoo.
All I have to say is wow. AdrenoSurge completely blew me away during these two weeks. Normally when I take a stim break, it takes a solid 6-8 weeks for me to regain my normal mental function without stims. No sir, not here. 5 days. 5 days of no stims and just AdrenoSurge and I was good to go. To test it out, I had half a cup of black coffee. Felt like my first scoop of STIMaholic: Mental focus and great cognitive ability. Stress levels were greatly reduced, and the sleep benefits were great during these two weeks.
I then toyed with a pre workout dose, and again the cognitive focus and mind-muscle connection was great. For vacation I continued going stim-less and just running AdrenoSurge and 2 follidrone pre-workout and I felt great!
Dosing: One cap pre-workout, one cap 45 minutes before bed.
Sleep Effects: 5/5
Kick in Time: 5/5
Stim Re-effectiveness: 5/5
Total Score: 20/20
A perfect adaptogen in my opinion. Now while it did help bring the effectiveness of my pre workout back to me, where I really think this supplement will shine is shortening the break of a stim break. Instead of the necessary 6-8 weeks most of us need, run a bottle of AdrenoSurge for 4 weeks and watch. It’s incredible how stims feel now, and how quickly my tolerance was brought down. Plus, the stress reducing benefits, the sleep benefits, and the focus it can bring in a pre-workout dose are all great. It makes it a very versatile supplement.
Would I buy a second bottle?
Hell yeah! Especially at the price NP has it at? It's a steal imo. I’m going to when I buy some Olympus Labs goodies for the August 5th sale, and plan on running this bad boy for 8 weeks for the end of my cut. I just generally feel an overall greater sense of well-being while on this supplement and if you’re looking to de-stress or shorten a stim break, then look no further to AdrenoSurge
25 mins LISS in the AM, then legs. Great session.
Squats 5x8: 205x8 225x8 235x8 (PR Reps) 245x8 (PR Reps) 225x8 AMRAP of 185x13
Leg Press: 200x15 400x10 490x10 580x10 (PR Reps) 670x6, Drop-Set of 400x20 for partials
Eccentric Lying Leg Curl w/ 10 bottom third partials: 100x8 120x8 100x8 90x8 70x11
^^^^ This was one of the toughest exercises I've done, the eccentric plus the partials are BRUTAL!
SL Leg Extension: 30x20 x20 x20
SL Bulgarian Squat: 20x10 x10 x10
w/ Donkey Calf Raise: 400x10 x10 x10
Hanging Leg Raise: x15 x15
Sorry you had to start brand new, Sauce but thank you for holding up your end.
Week 1 Review
- Anxiety relief
- Stim Use feels a tad more rejuvenated
- None really, no change in sleep as I anticipated
Small list thus far, but i'm only week in. I do notice an increased focus when I take it in the morning. Again I've been very stressed as of late, and when I take my 1 cap about an hour before bed, I do notice my anxiety lessening and i'm able to relax better. My sleep still kind of sucks, but it's more due to a constant change in body temperature. One Dr. Diagnosed me today with hypothyroid / possible Hashimoto's Disease, but a small case, but I'm seeing an endo / specialist today so we'll see.
Another huge pro I've noticed though, is I feel more of that "edge" when I take a pre wo. Like the kind of mental focus / clarity you get when you first start a new pre. I actually cut back to 3/4 scoop of STIMaholic, and got good effects. So AdrenoSurge is living up to that category. Again only a week in, so we'll see how it goes. I'll be bringing it with me on vacation as well
Not a bad review for week 1. Already seeing results! Sorry to hear about your hypothyroid. Seems super common these days to have a thyroid issue. When are you getting your test results back?
This Dr wants me to go on Synthroid which seems like the best bet at this point, but means more food haha.
I'm seeing an endocrinologist today though for a second opinion since my parents asked me too. Just want it all figured out before I head to Hawaii Friday
Dinner from two nights ago. 6 egg white omelette with veggies cheese and ground turkey. Momma's home grown jalapeņos and banana peppers stuffed in too! And yeah that's a sunny side up egg with yolk dripping errywhere
Had to wake up super early to bring my brother and dad to the airport. So a bit tired today. Macros are gonna be a bit skewed since I'm going to dinner tonight with my girlfriend. Push and I focused predominantly on muscle contraction:
Bench 5x8: 155x8 175x8 185x8 195x7 x7 155x9
DB Shoulder Press: 55x10 65x10 x10 70x8 30x20 x20 (Partials)
Weighted Dips: 45x10 70x10 90x6 x5 45x15
Tricpes V-Bar: 50x12 65x10 72.5x8 x8 x8
w/ Triceps Rope: 20x12 x12 x10 x10 x10
Cable Fly's: 20x12 25x10 30x4 --> stopped hurt shoulder a tad
SA Standing DB Press: 30x10 40x8 35x10
w/ Lat DB Raise: 15x10 20x8 12.5x12
GVT Incline DB Press: 40x10, 10 sets, 10s rest
SA Triceps Ext: 12.5x12 x12 x12
25 Mins LISS
Great workout considering I was very tired. Challenged myself and was focused and really focused on contractions.
i know that an herbal supplement is no substitute for prescription medications to treat a disease, but happy to hear adrenosurge is helping to ease some of the stress symptoms. i hope you get everything squared away soon!!!
good luck, SBH!!!
WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID
Vacation tomorrow, rising and grinding at 3:30 to lift at 4:30 before we head out to Hawai'i! May not be posting everyday but I will be bringing Adreno and DCP.
Today was pull:
WG Lat PD: 120x12 140x10 160x7 140x10 x10
w/ Reverse Cable Fly: 5x12 7.5x10 x10 5x15
T-Bar Row: 45x12 70x9 x8 45x10 x12 (Eccentric with squeezes)
SA Row Machine: 90x8 x8 100x8 45x15
Wide Gripe Seated Cable Row: 100x12 120x10 140x10 160x6 85x25
GVT DB Shrugs: 40 for 6 sets, 35 for 4 sets
Preacher DB Curl: 30x8 25x12 w/ 10 partials for two sets
Eccentric Chins: BWx10 x10 x10
w/ Face Pulls: 50x8 42.5x10 x10
Ab Wheels: x15 x15 x15 x15
Cable Crunches: 75x10 67.5x10 x10 x10
Hanging Oblique Crunch: 15x10 x10
BW Oblique Crunch: x10 x10
Woke up at 3:00 AM worked out from 4:30-6:00 and killed it! Time for Hawaii!!!
Conventional Deads: 225x8 315x6 315x5 335x4 355x3 365x3 (PR reps) AMRAP of 225x20 (PR reps)
Max Velo Bench Press: 135x12 155x10 175x8 155x10 135x13 AMRAP DropSet of 95x18
Squats: 135x10 185x10 205x10 225x10 (PR Reps, especially the depth) AMRAP DropSet of 135x20
Standing OH Press: 95x10 x10 105x7
Leg Press: 200x30* 290x30 x30
w/ Calf Ext: 200x15 290x8 x8 ... Legs are dying, this is gonna be a long flight lol
GVT Leg Ext at 40
GVT Ham Curls at 50
You off today brother?
Have a great trip!
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I was surprisingly wired lol
Prob just excitement for the trip. Brb Mahi Mahi island bowl of rice and veggies
Weight: NO efffing clue lol
Have no access to a scale, so i have no idea what my weight is, oh well. Also won't be posting nutrition really, but basically since everything in Hawaii is expensive as fuark, I'm mainly eating Proats, eggs/egg whites, quinoa in a box lmao, nonfat greek yogurt, and rice cakes.
If we go out, I'm preloading Evomuse's Defuse, Recompadrol, and DCP 2.0 and TTA-500 to limit fat gain, but plan on enjoying myself in moderation.
Tonight though I'm having either 8oz yellowfin tuna or mahi mahi from a local fish market and gonna grill that sucker, poopy weather today too so just chilling in the hotel for now.
I didn't bring any stims with me, but I did notice when taking AdrenoSurge by itself pre workout, I did have great cognitive focus despite zero caffeine. Pretty cool stuff. Sleeps been on point too
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