X-FACTOR LOG 1250 MG DAY + Ecdysten
- 06-16-2006, 06:02 PM
- 06-16-2006, 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by theshocker21
Thanks for the advice
- 06-17-2006, 12:43 AM
How much do you weigh? 400g protein might be a bit much if not about 200lbs. I'd also up your fat intake ALOT. Fat is an incredibly important nutrient.
06-17-2006, 02:40 AM
Most of your carbs are from gatorade. And of course you are satisfied with what you eat- You have dieted for weeks to prepare for the show. Your body has adapted to living on high protein and low carbs. Right after a competition you have the biggest potential for a spurt in growth. Don't make the mistake alot of people make and deprive yourself of good carb intake/portion sizes. I can guarantee you that 3 scoops of whey at one time isn't going to good use.
In some cases, it is necessary to get a little out of shape in order to make the gains you want. Just keep that in mind.Originally Posted by jjohn
06-18-2006, 12:28 AM
You're right. But it's summer, and I just want to be careful as I know myself, and my level of activity is low. I am sitting on my chair 40 hrs. a week. and go to the gym. I just want to up gradually.. I will adjust the calories in a couple days. I will let you know what I addedOriginally Posted by theshocker21
06-18-2006, 12:29 AM
This was an off day. Diet is still strict and consistent. I am extremely sore everywhere and want to sleep. Good night!
06-18-2006, 03:25 PM
Hey man, I just want to let you know that I'm not trying to bust your balls or anything. Just putting in my two cents. I pretty sure you understand that. Bodybuilding is tough for endo's.
06-18-2006, 05:30 PM
I understand. Thanks for your comments, as everything counts. I know that some tweaks are to be made. But I am like a scientist, but the rat is me. I am adjusting to what feels the best solution. Tomorrow morning, I will post my weight, and see what I can change. I am thinking of adding cheese, and 2 fruits more a day. I think gradual increase of calories will be better as I dont want to do like Lee priest (Almost impossible to lose fat that fast without illicit substances)Originally Posted by theshocker21
06-18-2006, 06:17 PM
Hey jjohn how's it going man?
I was just checking our your journal, you know...looking thru it and I had a question:
How much water a day do you drink? A gallon? Two?
The reason I ask for this is because I have a buddy who is running a cycle of this X-factor right now and he suffered from minor headaches during the middle of the night and such and he noticed that when he upped his water to two gallons, all of it went away.
Just wanted to give you the heads up ahead of time if you haven't already done it. I'm sure you know this already though, I wouldn't want to insult your intelligence as a lifter.
Good journal you got here. I think you should post up some numbers
I myself am no powerlifter so I can relate when you warn people about not being impressed with numbers. Just a thought...well keep on pushing!
Take it easy brother. I'll stick around if thats okay with you
06-18-2006, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the kind words! I have not suffered from headaches, as I drink a lot of water. I created my own system: Everytime I urinate, I drink 25 sips of water at work(fountain), so this way, I am always hydrated, go often, and don't have to worry about hydration. Thanks for telling me, as I know a lot of people are reading that, and could find the tip very useful. And you stick around, and wherever you want mateOriginally Posted by dannyboy9
06-18-2006, 10:01 PM
Okay, here we are, sitting here, in the middle of x-factor's cycle, all the best to come. I also decided to stay with 6 ecdysten, and switch to 9 as soon as x-factor is done to see if it helps. Thanks to everyone's tips about nutrition. I did some groceries(Again! 3rd time this week ) And I will add the following: 1 banana, 1 apple, 2 cheestrings, and oatmeal will be 1 cup instead of 2/3 cup. I just needed more carbs and fat probably, but I was not punished at all by what I did in the past 20 days, as I stayed pretty lean, and want to stay that way. I will do this for the next 20 days, and will see how it goes. Tomorrow morning will be on the scale. Promise. I forgot this morning
06-19-2006, 01:35 AM
- 5'8" 212 lbs.
- Join Date
- May 2006
- Rep Power
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jjohn, doing a good job, bro!!! keep up the good work
06-19-2006, 09:57 AM
Thanks! I do my best. I hopped on the scale this morning, and saw that I am 178.2 lbs. Almost up one pound. I definetly see better definition and very good pumps. I also have very oily skin about 45 minutes after I take it. So its doing it's thingOriginally Posted by Leggo my Ego
06-19-2006, 07:43 PM
Today was a very good day and felt an awesome pump and pain in chest, forearms, and abs.
Bench press 135, 135, 135, 115. 4 sets 8-10
Incline dumbell press 40. 40, 40, 40 4 sets 8-10
Machine flys 115, 115, 115, 115 4 sets 8-10
Decline dumbell press 45, 45, 45, 45 4 sets 6
Sitting forearms barbell 35, 35, 35 3 sets 25
Standing forearms barbell 40, 40, 40 3 sets 25
Leg raises 2 sets 30
Machine crunches 2 sets 40
I am feeling full now because of the appetite suppresion of AMP. As soon as I start to eat, I get hungry again . I will try to eat that supper and not puke it
I am burned right now, got shakes a little from AMP, and feeling great about what has been accomplished so far. I really hope you guys enjoy reading this as it helps me stay on track
06-20-2006, 01:54 PM
Thought this would be helpful to give an idea..
06-20-2006, 03:22 PM
Your diet is a bit better. However, I'm not a big fan of soy. Because of Phytoestrogens.
06-20-2006, 03:29 PM
- 5'9" 160 lbs.
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- Rep Power
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X-Factor and ecdysterone is a decent stack. I did Anagen with XF and was quite please. If Ecdysten is indeed some ultra quality ecdy extract, then the results must be great.
BTW, this is an awesome log. Heh, I tried to use Fitday once... to complicated for me.
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06-21-2006, 01:01 AM
Easy as 1,2,3, except there are no brands of whey, and I had to take soya. Just to give an idea though..Originally Posted by Aeternitatis
06-21-2006, 01:06 AM
Today was leg day. I did
Sumo barbell deads. 145, 145, 145 6-8 reps
Barbett deadlifts 195, 195, 195 6-8 reps
T-bar deadlifts 70, 135, 135 6-8 reps
Leg extensions 70, 70, 30 reps(10 toes in, 10 toes out, 10 reg.)
Calf raises, w/static 30 sec. 180 lbs then static 10 sec. 180 lbs
I was on fire, and ready to give my 100%! I know tomorrow will be hard to wake up, as I am sore, tired, and working tomorrow morning. Great leg workout!
06-21-2006, 03:43 AM
What's a barbett deadlift? I don't think I've ever heard of those before.
06-21-2006, 01:13 PM
Oops. haha. Sorry.Originally Posted by max silver
Just a quick update: Legs and lower back feels very good, and I feel I need more rest these days. Good thing
06-21-2006, 10:22 PM
Today I had a good power nap in the afternoon, and hit the gym right after for a small, but intense back workout.
Bent over row (dumbell) 40, 40, 40, 35 8 reps
reverse grip pull downs 120, 120, 120, 120 8-10 reps
dumbell pullovers 35, 35, 35, 35 8 reps
I felt a good burn, a little pump in the lats. I find it very hard to pump the lats, but managed to feel it very well, and another succesfull workout, and diet is the same as the pic shown before. I feel like a freak on this stuff
06-22-2006, 09:37 PM
Today was a very good day. I did some shoulders and biceps.
Upright dumbell rows 20, 20, 20 8-10 reps
barbell shrugs 205, 205, 205 8-10 reps
lateral dumbell raise 20, 20, 20 8-10 reps
Cable curls 60, 60, 60 6-8 reps
reverse preacher curls 25, 25, 25 6-8 reps
Seated dumbell curls 30, 30, 30 8-10 reps
I am feeling sore just about everywhere. I love that felling Have oily skin, but surprisingly, no acne! 10/10 so far
06-22-2006, 10:08 PM
What are you expecting to give you the acne if I may ask ?Originally Posted by jjohn
06-22-2006, 10:12 PM
I had some acne on my first cycle of x-factor. Even though it's not a pro-hormone, it increases testosterone and without causing a loss on test once you are done with the cycle. This is why everyone who gain mass on this product keep the weight on, as no PCT is required. Hope I answered your question.
06-22-2006, 10:42 PM
Yeah I don't have too much knowledge whatsoever on prohormones and stuff of that type but yes you answered my questions.
Higher test levels = Higher production of acne
Did I get it?
06-23-2006, 10:40 PM
I did some triceps today along with some obliques. Felt great, and 2 guys told me I looked larger, and my roommate told me too yesterday. I cant wait to weight at day 30. I look leaner, and my skin is always stretched like crazy.
Close-grip bench 115, 115, 115 6-8 reps
reverse one-arm triceps pulldown 30, 30, 30 6-8 reps
Triceps kickback 10, 10, 10 12 reps (proper form is key here, and feeling the pain is what counts!)
Wow is the only thing I can say, and I love it. Comments and suggestions are welcome!
06-24-2006, 10:52 PM
Today was an off day. I worked all day moving boxes, so I will count that as a cardio day as I was sweating pretty much. I feel more oil on my face, but still, no acne MN is my god!:good:
06-25-2006, 09:13 PM
This is an off day, I am feeling wonderfull, and my muscles feel full and I feel a lot more definition has appeared. I am upping the calories. I will add 7 rice cakes, regular, which is 245 calories and is perfect and convenient.
06-26-2006, 08:39 PM
Today was phenomenal. I did some chest, along with some biceps, and I was on fire!
Incline barbell press 35, 35, 35, 35 8-10 reps
Flat barbell press 35, 35, 35, 35 8-10 reps
decline barbell press 35, 35, 35, 35 8-10 reps
Cable crossovers 15, 17.5, 17.5, 17.5 8-10 reps
(Chest felt awesome, and huge!)
Incline dumbell curls 30, 30, 30, 25 8-10 reps
Seated hammer curls 35, 35, 35, 35 8-10 reps
Concentration curls 20, 20, 20, 20 8-10 reps
The pump I get out of this is just priceless. I dont want to stop! I feel so full of food right now, it's unbeleivable. I have been eating clean all cycle, and 2 days left 'til I hop on the scale!
06-27-2006, 09:04 PM
Today was leg day. Awesome workout, and really good pump.
Dumbell romanian deadlifts 75, 75, 75, 75 8-10
Dumbell stiff-legged deadlifts 70, 70, 70, 70 8-10
Leg extensions 2 sets 30 reps 90, 90(in, out, parallel)
Standing calves 2 sets 30 reps 195, 195
I love this product. Tomorrow we'll see what the scale thinks about my efforts
06-27-2006, 09:06 PM
No squats, no leg press?
06-27-2006, 10:28 PM
Every workout is different buddy. I repeat every 4 weeks. Next week on legs, I will do different exercises to keep shocking bodyparts. I love this as you never get used to exercises, and every workout is like a new one. Even if strength doesnt climb up very fast, like I said, I train for the size, and to isolate muscle groups. This way, motivation is always up, and pain is at it's meeting You want me to do squats next week? Consider it done.
06-27-2006, 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by jjohn
06-28-2006, 07:01 AM
Weight this morning is: 179.4. I have lost 1/4" on my waist? How can I eat more? I just added 7 rice cakes, so we'll see what happends.
Up 2 lbs. and leaner than before. I notice a huge difference in my abs and arms.
06-28-2006, 10:43 PM
Okay, like I said, weight is going up, as bf% is visibly dropping. Nice, considering the fact I am eating 3300 cal. a day, and work sitting all day! I did:
Barbell rows 95, 105, 105, 105 8-10 reps
Wide-grip pulley pull downs 120, 120, 120, 75 8-10 reps + static 20 sec.
Dumbell pullovers 40, 40, 40, 40 8-10 reps
Back extensions 4 sets 15 reps
Really hope to reach 182, with a leaner physique at day 40. Objective is set, just have to do it :bb2:
06-29-2006, 03:36 AM
- 5'8" 212 lbs.
- Join Date
- May 2006
- Rep Power
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awesome bro! looks like your cycle is coming along great!
06-29-2006, 06:39 PM
Thanks man, yes indeed, it's going pretty well
06-29-2006, 11:03 PM
Everything is still going well today. I had a cheat meal for lunch, a club sandwich, with starbucks dessert Nice...
Okay, let's get serious. I did a good workout, did not take any supplements, and felt the shakes, and intensity was higher than ever. I am still wondering why. Anyways, I forgot my workout sheet, so I did not note down what I did. I did blast my shoulders though with some
Press behind neck
Low-pulley lateral raise
Dumbell lateral raise
All of them are 4 sets approx 8-10 reps. Nice workout, and I have another one tomorrow morning. Cant wait!
07-01-2006, 01:34 AM
Oh boy, this was a big stressfull day. I get at work, and nobody's there, I was alone taking plenty of calls, etc... Then, I got to the gym(Best part of my day by far) did some:
Incline french presses 45, 50, 50, 50 8-10 reps
Close-grip bench press 95, 95, 95, 95 8-10 reps
Rope pulldown 30, 30, 30, 30 12 reps
Leg raises 3 x 30
high pulley rope crunches 90, 90, 90 15 reps
Side bent 30, 30, 30 15 reps
Then, off the gym, I go to my other job, where I finish at 9:00 and head off to see my parents. After 20 minutes of road, a ****ing dumbass ******* does a u-turn right in my face and you imagine..... Bam! I hit the dumbass and he ****in runs away! God dammit. Anyways, I have a tough toyota, so I managed to drive it all the way up to my home. A long 50 minutes... Then called cops, we'll see if they can catch him... Wow, what a day. Now I got a headache. I dont beleive it's from x-factor though.. Let's say I've had a pretty rough night..
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