BigV's LipidFX log
- 02-12-2006, 11:03 PM
- 02-13-2006, 12:00 PM
02-13-2006, 12:17 PM
Thanks Blutarski Aint that the truth. Im really turning it on now though - 20 min cardio M-Fri this week during my lunch break, and 20 min post workout.Looking Good Big, you'll get there soon. Sometimes life gets in the way of being spot on with everything but the effort in trying to do so makes the man!
So far, Ive been doing everything right as far as clean diet, etc - but my lacking factor has been the cardio training. I went from 18% - ~11% and then just plateaued. I dont know why its taken me so long to get motivated but its on now..hell I forgot my MP3 player AND my sneakers today and Im still going to hit up the treadmill in my hiking shoes
Here's to hoping! Im sure they will be. Im going to start logging my diet each day on Fitday.com (something I always did religiously but have been neglecting due to time, etc).These next two weeks should be good.
02-14-2006, 05:18 PM
Well the cardio training is going great. I have no problem getting downstairs to the gym in the afternoon. This week Im at 20minutes, next week Ill go to 25, working my way up to 45 minutes per session, but i wont go above that for fear of going catabloic. Ive always neglected cardio, but Im really starting to like it. Especially running. After about 10 minutes I start feeling like Im floating...no wonder they call it the runner's high
All this time, Ive had all this information floating around my head, diet&training info, supplements, etc. I think I just needed to take a good hard look at my goals and my life style and construct a diet that was most effective with those things in mind.
That being said, I think keeping with a 40/40/20 diet and getting my cardio in will be the key for me to get <10%. I tried Derek's carb cycling plan strict for a week, and while It was relatively easy to follow - I think right now I really need the thermic effect of solid foods, as well as a little bit more in the way of low GI carbs in my diet.
Ive also reconstructed my diet, molded to my workouts. I weight train late at night, and yet I was carb tapering starting in the morning? It wasnt working...this time around, I start the day off with a bowl of oatmeal and then stay low carb until my pre workout meal, and then get ~30g of low GI carbs in PWO.
Hopefully, I should be semi-depleted when I hit the run in the afternoon, and have enough carbs to power through serious weight training in the PM.
Last meal is always high-protien/high fiber with <10g carbs and a bit of good fats.
Well, i think Ive got it
Anyway, to LipidFX notes: I think this stuff makes me *really* thirsty!! Ive upped my H2O intake quite a bit, and it seems to help out.
Well, 4 days into my new push and I think I see some serratus muscles poking through the flab. My inner arms are definitely a bit more defined.
Onward, to leanness!!
02-15-2006, 02:45 AM
Should have been keeping track of this all along, but:
Goal Calories: 2770
Need a little more carbs and a little less fat...
Spent the evening at the InFlames/Trivium/DevilDriver show, so I know I burned off some cals there
02-16-2006, 12:24 AM
Goal Calories: 2500
pretty sore today from the concert last night, got 25 min of cardio in the afternoon but took tonight off from the gym. Crowd surfer landed on my head, had fend off a bunch of hardcore dancing pansies...my delts are actually pretty sore from all the isometrics of having to hold my own in the 2nd row of a death metal show
02-17-2006, 01:24 AM
Goal Calories: 2600
No cardio/gym today...way too busy at work so I missed my lunch break, came home and fell asleep on the couch. Got a for a bit to do some housework and check the forum.
Tomorrow Back + Arms 25 min cardio afternoon/ 20min PWO.
Sat Legs + Delts + 25 min cardio PWO.
The increased cardio is definitely having an effect...noticing better definition in my abs already.
Diet wise, Im experimenting with a 'calorie cycling' approach...500 cals below maitenence for me is ~2650, so Im trying to do this:
Day 1: 2700cals
Day 2: 2600cals
Day 3: 2500cals
Day 4: 3100cals
seems to be working, Im looking forward to seeing how I look in 4 weeks.
02-18-2006, 12:55 PM
Finally got the fitday journal public
Definitely lost fat this week, my girlfriend even commented that I looked leaner.
Back/arms yesterday, strength is holding steady. Only a couple days left w/LipidFX.
02-20-2006, 06:12 PM
One more day with LipidFX...here are my thoughts:
I took 2 caps 2x per day as directed by the bottle for ~30 days. Initially, I noticed some definite appetite suppression but by the end of week 2 it was gone and I was just as hungry as ever Also, within those first two weeks I was hitting the weights 4x per week, but slacking on my cardio. (maybe 20 - 30 minutes a week total) Diet was very clean, although I wasnt tracking cals.
For those first 2.5-3 weeks, it looked like I leaned out slightly but it was nothing very noticable. I would just as soon attribute it to my diet being cleaner than the weeks before than I would to the LipidFX.
For the final week and a half, I found the motivation I'd been lacking, and really turned things up. Tracking everything I ate, and ensuring that I was getting in at least 5 20min sessions of mid-intensity (jogging) cardio, in addition to 4 weight training sessions. My bodyfat dropped noticably.
Again, its hard to attribute any of it to the LipidFX, as Im sure I would have seen results just from the renewed focus.
Honestly, I think I was under-dosing the stuff. I had talked to Derek about this a week or so ago and he recommended trying 2 caps 3x per day - but I wanted to give the trial a full 4 weeks so I didnt do that this time around. Also, I didnt recieve anything in the way of muscle cramps like other users report. That, and the fact the appetite suppression didnt hold make me thing I just need more of the active ingredients if its going to have an effect on lipolysis.
I did lean out a bit over the past few weeks, and Ive been plateaued at ~11-12% bodyfat for months, so that was nice. I think the LipidFX may have had a positive effect, but that effect was very slight, and that it would be worth trying again at a higher dosage. Its also proof that no supplement is going to allow me to get away without doing my cardio training, a fact that I have recently accepted with much chagrin
In another month, Ill trying running it again at 6caps per day and Ill run another log.
Big thanks to Derek and Scivation for the opportunity, I really appreciate it!!
02-23-2006, 08:20 PM
Do you think it's possible that the product is causing you to retain extra water? Melting point caused me to retain alot of subcutaneous water, particularly around the midsection.
02-23-2006, 09:26 PM
Hmmm...Im not really sure, I cant say as though I noticed much. I think it did definitely have a water-binding effect though, as for the entire month I was somewhat constipated (I know that's too much info!), and that never happens as I pull in ~30g of fiber a day.
I also drink ~1.5+ gallons of water each day.
02-24-2006, 01:20 PM
03-09-2006, 11:32 AM
Did you notice any weight loss when you stopped Lipid Fx? My guess is your were holding some water which made it harder to notice fat loss. This was my problem when I was using it, then I dropped Lipid Fx and by day 2 I looked way different (much leaner). Dang water balance. Thanks for doing the log. Let us know if you decide to try a higher dosage of Lipid Fx.
Originally Posted by BigVrunga
03-09-2006, 11:35 AM
Hey Derek,Did you notice any weight loss when you stopped Lipid Fx? My guess is your were holding some water which made it harder to notice fat loss. This was my problem when I was using it, then I dropped Lipid Fx and by day 2 I looked way different (much leaner). Dang water balance. Thanks for doing the log. Let us know if you decide to try a higher dosage of Lipid Fx.
The week I came off Lipid FX I did lean out slightly, but I was also increasing cardio so Its tough to be sure what was the cause of it.
Im running another log for USP at the moment, but as soon as I come off I do plan to give LipidFX another shot. Ive got my diet/cardio/training down solid and Im really motivated to get ripped, it will be much easier to gauge the effects of the product now, especially at the higher dose I intend to run.
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