Booneman's Optimum Alpha (-)-Epicatechin log

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  1. Booneman's Optimum Alpha (-)-Epicatechin log


    Welcome all, to my first venture into the (-)-epi world!

    I will be logging optimum alpha's 250mg pure (-)-epicatechin product. From their website:

    (-)-Epicatechin by Optimum Alpha improves muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and strength. (-)-Epicatechin is a natural herbal extract shown to increase the body's natural oxidative capacity and energy reserves. Taken in conjunction with physical activity, (-)-Epicatechin increases aerobic metabolism, strength, endurance, lean muscle development, and reduces body fat. In addition, (-)-Epicatechin has been shown to reduce Myostatin levels and increases Follistatin in the body. Extracted from green tea, (-)-Epicatechin is a natural antioxidant that provides many added health benefits including improved cholesterol levels and reduced blood pressure. (-)-Epicatechin is a safe natural supplement, that when taken regularly, has shown to increase performance in the gym and on the field. All Optimum Alpha products are cGMP certified to ensure the highest quality.

    My goals for this log will be mostly to explore the world of epi and get a feel for how it treats me. I would like to lean out a bit further as the last few weeks my body comp has been slipping a bit.

    I will be running a half marathon October 4th so my training until that point will be tapering down a bit (currently running a 5 day PHAT routine) as my running tapers up.

    I will be following this split until the race (am/pm):
    Mon- off/run
    Tues- back+shoulders/run
    Weds- legs
    Thurs- chest+arms/run
    Fri- off/run
    Sat- pull power/long run
    Sun- push power/ long run

    Diet is very simple, IF style where I typically have my first meal (shake) at 3pm and dinner around 6-7pm, followed by a pre-bed meal. I eat typically 1600-1700kcals psmf style all but weds/sat which are 2700-3000kcal refeed days where I tend to include plenty of cheat foods as well as my normal bro foods.

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    First dose was taken this evening to give me an initial boost, first workout dose will be with tomorrow's workout.

    Feel free to ask questions, post thoughts and such as we go!
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  2. Subbed for above. I am interested in how this product works for others.

    Personal experience: (-)-Epicatechin is awesome for increasing endurance.
    The more I progress, the more I want to progress
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    Starting weight: 179.7lb

    For reference, the lowest I've gotten this summer was 174lb and was significantly tighter. Vacation two weeks ago paired with the cardarine I had been taking and the subsequent lessening of my running has seemed to put a stark halt to fat loss and even recomp or maintenance.

    I would like to see myself tighten up a bit more during this run and at least up until my race begin to lose weight again.
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  5. Day 1 in the books. Pull power (first week with no power legs work). Nothing to note.
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  6. A little refeed day food porn:
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    A little refeed day food porn:
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    Holy that looks good. Just subbed.

  8. Good stuff Boone! The endurance aspect of the epi is fantastic, I have a lot of endurance athletes that started taking it that are having amazing results. Very excited to see your progress!

  9. Day two down. Strength was a bit low today and weight went down slightly even after that refeed.
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  10. Off day from the gym today... Mondays are almost always travel days for work for me. Lower back has been bugging me so I'm not running this evening either. Gonna rest up.

    Taking my dose with dinner in a bit. Huge cheat coming on wednesday with a 3lb burger challenge plus over 1lb of poutine. Prob gonna have a few misc other treats as well while I'm having a blowout... pretty much just as much food as I can stomach.

    Plan is to low carb/fat/cal everyday until about thursday of next week leading up to my half marathon (except weds) to really deplete and then I will load up carbs leading into race day. Training will stay the same except next week I'll be skipping legs totally and running more instead.

    Hoping to begin seeing/feeling a little extra pump with tomorrow morning's workout (will be day 5 on the epi)
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
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    Lol
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  13. Subd ninja
    Psalms 62:1-62:2

  14. Very interesting workout this morning (back/shoulders hyper). Wasn't feeling all that great, tired and just generally lazy but I was able to hit all of my reps and sets at the normal weights. Really felt like it was just mentally draining more so than physical. Nothing to note as far as pumps or real endurance, but recovery between sets may have been better considering my condition.

    Last night was also zero carb (as will be tonight) so tomorrow should be a rough one.
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  15. I'm herrrrrrrrre!!!!!!

    Looking good so far!
    If I live every moment believing, then the chaos in my heart will be a beautiful thing.-
    I am in love, but not in love with someone or something, I am in love with my life. And for the first time, in a long time, everything is inspiring.-

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    That feeling when your pre workout cocktail comes out looking like the ninja turtles secret ooze...
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  18. Had the weirdest nights sleep last night... Friggin HICCUPS had me waking up every 5 min for no reason... Slept like crap, hadn't eaten hardly anything... Legs this morning was already planned to be tapered down but ended up being just a complete bs workout. Just went through some motions really.

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  19. I'm going to rep you when I'm back on my desktop. You in Canada w the poutine?
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  20. Booneman's Optimum Alpha (-)-Epicatechin log


    That looks AWESOME man!!! Got me beat tonight, but this was about 1.5 hours following a shake after an insane 2 hours and 45 minutes leg destruction, so at least I earned it haha

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  21. Dang lol I need to try a food challenge ... Gotta be where the gainz are at
    Psalms 62:1-62:2

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    I'm going to rep you when I'm back on my desktop. You in Canada w the poutine?
    Yes sir. Been up here most weekdays for the past few months for work.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by AlphaCommandr View Post
    That looks AWESOME man!!! Got me beat tonight, but this was about 1.5 hours following a shake after an insane 2 hours and 45 minutes leg destruction, so at least I earned it haha

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    Nothing like a big chunk of meat and sweets to satisfy... One questions tho... Who burned your steak?! haha...That better be a serious sear job
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Dang lol I need to try a food challenge ... Gotta be where the gainz are at
    are you anywhere near the Tenn border/Memphis? If so, I'll be there in a few weeks and if we can find a night that works, we can find something! Maybe a tag team challenge. I have et to try one like that since no one I live near can eat like a big boy.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by booneman77 View Post
    are you anywhere near the Tenn border/Memphis? If so, I'll be there in a few weeks and if we can find a night that works, we can find something! Maybe a tag team challenge. I have et to try one like that since no one I live near can eat like a big boy.
    Negative. I'm smack dab in the middle of Missouri do you ever travel this way for work?
    Psalms 62:1-62:2
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