X-FACTOR LOG 1250 MG DAY + Ecdysten
- 07-02-2006, 09:00 PM
DAY 33 & 34
These were off days where I had the week-end off, and did some work around the house. My skin is getting very oily, but only 2 pimples showed in my face yet. I feel great, and need a lot of rest to keep gaining. Everything is in check, and no cheating this week-end, even if I had to suffer a little from BBQ parties, and the god damn cheese and crackers platter on the table Tomorrow will be a serious training. Cant wait
- 07-02-2006, 09:46 PM
Hey man, this is a great log your keeping. I am thinking about running an XF + Anagen log eventually, so this is great to read to see how well it works. I just have one question though, I have read other people mention that XF increases appetite, have you experienced this?? I have a huge appetite already and I am not a big guy, so I've wondered if this would just destroy me. Keep up the work man, looking good!!
- 07-03-2006, 09:57 AM
Originally Posted by lilkev42
Best of luck for your upcoming cycle.
07-03-2006, 03:45 PM
This was a seriously good day. It was hot and humid outside. I felt an extremely good pump today.
Decline Dumbbell Presses - 6-8 Reps 45, 50, 50
Flat Dumbbell Presses - 6-8 Reps 60, 50, 50
Incline Dumbbell Presses - 6-8 Reps 45, 50, 50
Incline Dumbbell Flyes - 6-8 Reps 25, 25, 25
Standing Dumbbell Curls - 6-8 Reps 35, 35, 35
Barbell Curls - 6-8 Reps 65, 65, 65
Standing Dumbbell Hammer Curls - 6-8 Reps 45, 45, 45
Okay, now I have 4 days left until X-Factor is done, so I will start up some JW, and crank up Ecdysten to 8 a day. I have 1 bottle remaining and it should last another 12 days. JW should not affect anything until the end of the ecdy cycle, IMO, and will start to kick in as soon as Ecdysten is done
07-03-2006, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the tips, I usually eat around 6-7 clean meals a day now, so the diet shouldn't bother me. I just think I'll invest in some AMP, since from what I have tried, I loved it. Used it for energy and focus more than the appetite suppresion. I will have to try it other than pre-workout. Thanks again, and keep it up.Originally Posted by jjohn
07-03-2006, 08:54 PM
Does anyone have any empirical data on Ecdysten? I've searched around and found none. Also, I been taking a multi-vitamin for over 20 years which contains NAC at 1,200 mgs/day. I really don't want to stop the MV so I'm guessing X-factor is out of the question.
07-04-2006, 04:02 PM
Thanks. The only way to go is to stop the MV, and replace with another brand while you do your XF cycle. The Ecdy is pretty weird. It all depends on the purity of the extract. I have tried Scifit's ecdy, and no results, but now I really feel more from it. And 15 mg. each pill is pretty realistic. I hope e-bol will come out soon. X-Factor can also cause joint pain, but it does not mean that it will totally counteract the product. Just that you will have less significant effects.Originally Posted by jtt
07-04-2006, 04:06 PM
Today felt really good, but I found the workout to be short. When I got down the stairs in my basement, this is when I was proud of the effort I put in. I did legs, Shocker: I DID SQUATS
Barbell Squats 135, 155, 155 8 reps
Stiff leg deadlifts 145, 165, 165 8 reps
Leg extensions 70, 210, 195, then 30 static with 90 (8 reps)
Standing calf raises machine 2 x 30 reps (in, out, parallel)
Well, I upped the dose to 8 Ecdy a day, did not noticed a difference yet. We'll see tomorrow. I will keep it going on until I end with Ecdysten.
07-05-2006, 08:38 PM
Today was a short and sweet workout. I did back:
T -Bar row 135, 90, 90 8 reps
Reverse-grip pulldowns 120, 120, 120 8 reps
Dumbell pullovers 45, 50, 50 8 reps
I left my keys in my car, and spent a lot of time trying to open the door, so that's why my workout did not include abs
07-06-2006, 07:06 PM
I have had a very good day today. I felt like my skin could tear up. I love it. This is one of the best day I have had in all the cycle.
Press behind neck 105, 115, 105 6-8 reps
Side lateral raise dumbell 15, 15, 15 6-8 reps
Front dumbell raise 15, 15, 15 6-8 reps
(Barbell shrugs bar in front 20 reps, then barbell shrugs bar behind back 20 reps) 3 supersets of 135
Close-grip bench-press 95, 105, 105 6-8 reps
Reverse close-grip bench 65, 65, 65 6-8 reps.
Straight bar pushdowns 60, 60, 60 6-8 reps.
I was so pumped I found it hard to get my t-shirt off! wow. I dont know if the ecdysten at 8 a day makes a difference like that, but something was driving me all the workout!
07-07-2006, 08:56 PM
Only one day left on XF. It's been great. I will post my weight tomorrow, as I dont even know how much it is as of now. I did some mixed forearms and abs today. Took it relax, but really felt the forearms pump, and the abs were really well done. Cant wait until tomorrow. I will still keep my log on for the remaining of Ecdy just to see if the gains are still coming
07-08-2006, 04:34 PM
It's done. I just took the last taste of x-Factor today until my next cycle gets back. My weight is 181.5, and my waist is 34.5, which is about what it was at the beginning of the cycle. So all in all, I would say I gained around 4-5 pounds in LBM from day 10. So probably a rough guess would be a good 6 lbs gain, with no fat gain at all! Wow. I loved it. Next XF cycle will be the normal 50 day cycle to compare. I highly recommend those products as they will get the pounds on!
07-18-2006, 01:38 AM
Nice log how can you justify the cost/benefit ratio of x factor, its kinda pricey, just curious.
07-18-2006, 12:22 PM
Really worth it. Buy it, and it's not money wasted. Why? It works and gives great results like you just saw, and I will buy some more as long as it exists The really big + is no PCT is needed and all gains are kept, so this is priceless IMO, and a lot ssfer than hormone precursors..Originally Posted by somewhatgifted
07-19-2006, 01:43 AM
How many cycles have you ran? just wondering about cost as it is a fatty acid, no?Originally Posted by jjohn
07-19-2006, 06:31 AM
I have done 2 so far. I will do another one in 40 days approx. You don't pay for the AA, but for all the research these guys have done and bringing it to the bodybuilder's world.
07-19-2006, 04:16 PM
NAC is not a problem with X-Factor.Originally Posted by jtt
We've got a new FAQ coming out that will explain the changes in directions. But basically, most of what was once off-limits is now okay.
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07-19-2006, 04:19 PM
You guys can also discuss of it in MN's section. There are a couple threads in there..
07-19-2006, 06:04 PM
07-19-2006, 06:06 PM
I took 5 caps a day of XF. It lasts 40 days instead of 50 days. You should really get some man, you won't be dissapointed..Originally Posted by canadian champ
07-19-2006, 06:11 PM
$$$$$$$$Originally Posted by jjohn
Thanks for the reply!
edit: you must spread the love around before....
07-19-2006, 07:06 PM
Anitime bro, if you need anything, don't hesitate
07-19-2006, 07:19 PM
Cool.. I need Anterior Stabilization surgery on my shoulder. Please help.Originally Posted by jjohn
07-19-2006, 07:23 PM
hmmmmmmm.........eeehhhhhhh... ..wellll....ehhhhh...ahem.. Maybe..well....you know... go see a doc for that, I think it will hurt if I operate you and good luck with the surgery bro
07-19-2006, 07:34 PM
haha thanks. still debating whether it is worth it.Originally Posted by jjohn
08-31-2006, 02:58 AM
Jjohn... another great log, playa. So riddle me this....... J.W. or Xfactor? Nutraplanet accidentally shipped me some JW and i didnt want it b/c I was planning on snatching up some xfactor. Should I keep, open, take, regret JW or.... should I repack & send back JW, order xfactor? Shoot me straight here man. Thanks
08-31-2006, 06:23 AM
Well, honestly, I would like to go for the XF. I tried JW, but by itself, I would really go for XF, and don't forget to get 2 bottles, as the stuff kicks in around in the middle of the cycle(2nd bottle). Train hard, keep diet clean, and you will see results. Minimize olive oil, you can still keep peanut butter and nuts, but don't exagerate. If it's too much trouble to repack, well, JW is still an awesome supplement, I have to say.Originally Posted by Shaolin Style
08-31-2006, 11:32 AM
How about JW with X-Factor???
I'd say load XF for 2 weeks prior to starting JW with a low dose protocol (1-2 gelcaps per day). Then start the JW and up the XF to 3-4 caps per day depending on how much money you have to spend. With proper dietary manipulations, you could pull this stack off with only 1 bottle of XF and 1 bottle of JW.
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08-31-2006, 02:30 PM
Sounds great but....
Everyone seems to think that JW doesnt produce effect until weeks 3-4 and therefor should not be run less than 8 wks (12 wks highly recommended) and this is at 4 caps a day. With 90 in a bottle, thats a lotta green for JW alone. However, I also got with that order: 2 cissusrx, 2 powerfull, 1 REM and 1 6oxo. Any other stacking options that would not require a bank loan? I would consider waiting till I get some xfactor if you think it'll stack well with my other stuff but, Nutraplanet was out of it and thats where i was going to try to get it. They're too cool.Originally Posted by Aeternitatis
08-31-2006, 02:45 PM
Yeah, after comparing your logs it definitely seems like you had better results with xfactor. What I seem to be noticing on this site is that JW after 8 -12 wks puts on alot of mass AND increases strength. You seemed to kinda reflect that as your weight gains sounded better and in less time with xf over jw but you didnt really mention any special strength increase. Have you read TerminatorLMG's JW log? It is ONLY because of his results that this is even a decision, but he had alot more calories than you during JW and was already quite a bit bigger (he started at like 220/%10bf). BUT, thats like 6 BOTTLES times 40 DOLLARS!!!!! Needless to say, that does NOT excite ole Shaodawg!Originally Posted by jjohn
08-31-2006, 08:12 PM
Yeah, I only did 1 bottle of JW, so I don't know what 4 in a row would give, but in my experience, XF delivered the best results for the buck.Originally Posted by Shaolin Style
09-05-2006, 01:11 PM
09-05-2006, 02:46 PM
Sure, bro! I don't see no trouble at all. Even though JW is a test booster, XF is not hormonal and will not alter your test. levels after the cycle.Originally Posted by jabaha
09-05-2006, 02:52 PM
Good log, i dunno about X-factor that stuff is SOOOOO expensive especially compared to some of the other highly effective natural products out their.
09-05-2006, 08:39 PM
Well, I guess you gotta try it to know. I do beleive it's worth every penny you put in it. Ask around, and you'll find the answer prety fastOriginally Posted by CHAPS
09-05-2006, 08:40 PM
I actually wonder what a good steroid cycle+ x-factor would be like but i've had tendonitis issues before in my forearms and i REALLY don't wanna use something that induces inflammation.
09-05-2006, 09:20 PM
Glad you liked the Ecdysten. I'll be posting the Ebol write up very soon. I hope tomorrow. If you liked Ecdysten you'll love love love Ebol!
09-06-2006, 02:03 PM
Hmmm... I have been researching a lot on this to find nothing about it....Originally Posted by dito
09-06-2006, 02:05 PM
Well, I guess that it would produce very good results, as steroids work very well by themselfes, and XF also works well alone. I guess I want to stay natural, that's why I tried XF, and will do some moreOriginally Posted by CHAPS
09-14-2006, 08:04 PM
True, the cost of understanding X-Factor has been high for MN. Let's all keep in mind that the clinical trials were very very expensive... and we'll be doing more in the future.Originally Posted by jjohn
But raw arachidonic acid is rather expensive right now. The process for producing and extracting AA is difficult. But we do expect the process to be made more efficient in the coming years and overall prices to go down.
But in any case, you're damn right. X-factor is well worth the price.
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