Steve0178 tests THE EVOLUTION STACK from ALR industries *sponsored log*
- 12-23-2006, 12:39 AM
Steve0178 tests THE EVOLUTION STACK from ALR industries *sponsored log*
The EVOLUTION Stack:
Bad Ass Mass, Jungle Warfare, and Restore
Bad Ass Mass:
Bad Ass Mass™ is designed to support serious mass gain through the most effective pro-anabolic pathways.
-Stimulate muscle AR’s for enhanced protein synthesis and tissue repair.
-Bind SHBG to increase levels of free testosterone.
-Increase LH/FSH to maximize output of natural testosterone.
-Increase glycogen retention and optimize internal hydration levels.
-Support superior protein synthesis through modulation of transcription factors.
-Inhibits excessive cortisol levels for an anti-catabolic effect.
-Promote recovery of the neuromuscular matrix.
-Provide superior results either in a synergistic stack or as a standalone supplement
Pro-Hypertrophic Proprietary Matrix For Increased Myotrophic Activity!
So, obviously by now everyone knows that anabolic/androgenic steroids (AAS), prohormones (PH) and prosteroids (PS) work rather well for aiding lean tissue growth by increasing the anabolic response in muscle tissue thus shuttling nutrients away from fat and feeding them to muscle...and most know that they can have serious side effects like jail, HPTA shut-down, liver enzyme and lipid issues. Oh, and they are banned by about every sporting organization on the planet. Many are willing to take these risks, but it may not be necessary or a best choice for the goals desired.
The way that all androgens (AAS, PH and PS alike are types of androgens) trigger anabolism (protein synthesis/myotrophic activity) in muscle cells is interesting. Once an androgen is in the circulatory or lymphatic system, its molecules merge with androgen receptors (AR’s...remember that term, there will be a test at the end) thus acting as an AR agonist. (Agonist cause a response...antagonist stop one...unless it is an ex-girlfriend of course) The molecule basically delivers a message to the cell telling it what to do. The reason AAS and other androgen-type compounds are so coveted in the underground is simply due to the fact that they deliver a "make more proteins" message in a get bigger and perform better way. (Did I mention the negative side affects?) It is possible to do this without hormones and deliver a significant myotrophic message muscles will pay attention to…without the negative side affects.
What's So Great About Jungle Warfare?
-Increased myotrophic activity
-Favorable nutrient repartitioning
-Significant Pro-Hypertrophic capacity
What's In It?
Naturally, our design was intended to have a synergistic effect in that one compound’s actions amplifies the others. (I am sure some can think of comparisons to this important point of design). The result is a synergistic Pro-hypertrophic from ALRI featuring an Herbal Proprietary Myotrophic Complex. (Get the name Jungle Warfare™ yet?) Mormordica Chirantia Extract - We use a specific dual extraction/standardization process that allows us to use both the insulinogenic and non-androgenic AR agonistic fractions unique to a proprietary mormordica chirantia extraction. By doing so, we can foster the hypertrophic event in lean tissue via the two most important mechanisms without the usual negative side effects.
ADED (5a-dehydro-etiocholane-1,4,6-trien-3-one-17-ol) - Many are aware of both the positive and negative physiological issues relating to the naturally occurring aromatase inhibitory ATD. Most of the benefits are the result of one of its physiological 17-OH metabolites. ADED is a natural non-androgenic metabolite of ATD with improved oral bio-availability. Please, do not confuse this with ATD itself as the difference is very important both in structure and action: Some may recall this one from our Ultra H.O.T.ter matrix but to recap…By modulating estrogen build-up the negative feed-back look to the hypothalamus is put in check. The result is that the body optimizes natural testosterone production. We use our favorite aromatase inhibitor to do this and it works pretty well to modulate, instead of obliterate, estrogen. So we still have the right amount of estrogen for optimal growth of lean tissue, without the excess water weight and fat feeding aspect.
Conjugated (-)3,4-divanillyl-tetrahydrofuran - We utilize an excellent free testosterone optimizing compound called Conjugated (-)3,4-divanillyl-tetrahydrofuran. This is simply the result of a series of extraction processes performed upon nettle root. Many know of this herb due the anti-aromatase capacity and the studies that show its positive affects upon BHP in men. Some of the nettle extracts also have a positive affect upon the total testosterone to free/active testosterone ratio. More free testosterone means more “active” (as in the part that really matters) testosterone. Nothing really trick here other than it just works better than one would expect. (Nice for a change when something can be simple and effective). Of course, it is all about effective delivery into the body that makes it an asset.
Proprietary Conjugated Coleonol Extract - Hypotrophic-type receptor health and integrity is paramount to lean tissue optimization. In reality modulation is surprisingly dependant upon cAMP stimulation. Without it, receptor activity down-regulation occurs rapidly and the lean mass promoting symbiotic relationship between hormones goes in the toilet. The ALRI Proprietary Conjugated Coleonol Extract supports this need rather well.
Support Testosterone, Inhibit Estrogen To Promote Lean Mass!
In the ever expanding world of performance and health supplementation today, there is an assumed division between products considered "hard-core only", and those that are intended to promote lean mass acquisition by way of improved over-all health. Both groups of users actually may have the same goals…especially men. Facts are we are performance oriented men and want as much muscle building, sex-driving testosterone as humanly possible. I mean come on, can you find a guy that says "I want to be fat and feminine" (okay, one that isn't looking for a sex-change). We all want to be healthy optimized males! We don't want to deal with the negative side affects of excess estrogen from any source. It shuts down testosterone production and makes people fat and *****y. We like being men!
ALRI Restore is not just another testosterone booster. Though an increase in testosterone production alone is pretty cool, and one of the reported major benefits of Restore, it would be only part of the Restore optimized male matrix. Instead we have opted to see how many arguments we can start (and knock-offs we can inspire) this time by raising the bar for product expectations beyond what any one product can currently offer performance oriented males; by doing the whole job. Its okay, we are men, we like competition!
Increased Free Testosterone
Free-T (Proprietary Pure Avenacosides Matrix) - Seems most males who use supplements for lean mass gains have heard of Avena Sativa. Yeah, I know, lots of products already have some form avena sativa or its extracts in it, so what makes this one special? Of course we used an extraction process for maximum active compound content (greatest possible amount of active milligrams per capsule), but in truth Restore™ as a product is special, our Free-T (Proprietary Pure Avenacosides Matrix) from avena sativa just works well in the whole matrix to provide maximum results.
In the body testosterone travels around in two forms: Bound or inactive; meaning it is bound to a protein called SHBGB, and Unbound or free; meaning it is free to do manly things like build muscle. Basically there are phytochemicals in avena sativa called avenacosides A and B. Some studies indicate avenacosides increase actual active or free testosterone in the body by freeing up the bound testosterone from SHBG so there is more active testosterone.
- 12-23-2006, 12:40 AM
Who the hell is Steve0178???
Body type: Part Meso part Ecto...i can gain muscle fast compared to others but my metabolism rate is high so i have trouble putting weight on quickly.
Est. BF% : ~10 give or take 1%
Ive been training for about 9 years. I started working out in grade school...about 6th grade. My dad got me involved and very intersted when i was young. I worked out for about 7 years at a moderate level. About 2 years ago i got very serious about it and have been working out 6-7 days a week since then. Working out is my passion in life. I get up everyday because i know i can go the gym. I have a stressfull life being a resturant manager and going to college so the gym gives me an outlet to physically let out my feelings. I feel more alive when im working out then in any other place. To put how i feel about the gym into perspective: my girlfriend got mad at me bc she said working out was more important to me than her...and i didnt disagree. WHOOPS.
Current Training Schedule / Protocol
Day 1: Chest and Back
Day 2: Legs and Calfs
Day 3: Bis, Tris, and forearms
Day 4: Shoulders
(Sometimes i switch them up or work differnt parts together but this is my usual schedue)
I workout 6 to 7 days a week. Sometimes my schedule does not permit 7 days or i need to take a break due to recovery. My workouts are very high intensity. I usually start my workouts (after warming up and deep stretching) with my heavier sets as you use more energy with those sets. These are usually compount movements that work more than one area of the body. Then i usually do a medium-heavy set, then a medium to light set, then a light set. As i get lighter in weight i tend to focus more on form and really pumping the muscles full of as much blood i can get stuffed under my skin. Sometimes i have light workouts but most of the time its all about going heavy and hard. At the same time i think its important to develop your fast and slow twitch muscles. I try to hit both up every workout.
To be honest, i dont do much cardio at all. My metabolism is high and i am trying to gain weight so if i do cardio its just for about 5 minutes to warm up before working out.
Controlled labs/Green Magnitude
Universal Nutrition/Shock Thearapy
Optimum Nutrition/100% Whey
AST/Proflex joint support
Twinlab/Omega 3 fish oil
Current Nutrition and Macros (usually one of the below for each)
Breakfast: Multigrain bagel with pb, Oats, granola bars, protein shake
Lunch: Rice, 12oz chicken or steak or 1 can tuna, fruit, cheese
Mid Meal: 400-1000 calories of carbs and meat (usually chicken)
Dinner: 8-12 oz meat (usually chicken) with Pasta or other complex carb
Snack: Nuts and raisens
Pre bed: 72 gram protein shake or 48 g protein, 49g carb shake
Im not going to lie, i do cheat...im not perfect. When i cheat its usually with pizza.
A normal day of bulking diet consists of:
250-350 g protein
350-400 g carbs
80-120 g fat
~3500 or more cals
Current Daily water intake:
5-7 liters or 1.5 - 2 gallons
Short Term Goal:
I want to get to 185lbs at 8% by April.
Long Term Goal:
Compete and win a competiton.
ANY and ALL Prescription / Non-Prescription / Recreational drugs (for the last 60 days)
I had to take cephalexin for 8 days due to a spider bite that became infected. That was about a month ago.
I am natural, never taken and PH's or Seriods.
Test. boosters: Tribulus, ZMA, Tribex, Jungle Warfare ,t-bomb 2, Luekic, i cant think of what else but i feel like im leaving a few out.
NO boosters: Arginine, NO2, Gakic, GNC brand, NO explode, Nitrix, Superpump, Shock, Thunder
Creatine: Prolab creapure, cell mass, cell tech, storm, green mag, many others
Protein: too many to list!
BCAA: tinwlab amino fuel, Purple Wrrath, Xtend
Others: Glycergrow, Black Hole, Several Multi vit, support supplements, Definitley leaving some out but this is as many as i can remember.
Other product reviews / logs I have done
No explode vs. superpump 250 vs shock therapy vs Thunder - No explode vs. superpump 250 vs shock therapy vs Thunder - Bodybuilding.com Forums
Jungle Warfare, Black Hole, Green Magnitude Log - Jungle Warfare, Black Hole, Green Magnitude Log - Bodybuilding.com Forums
Current / Progress Photos
These pictures on the left are from about 3 months ago. They were taken prior to my last JW experience The picures on the right were taken about a week ago.
Relaxed front pose
Front Double Bi:
Current Injuries that could prevent going 100%
My shoulder has been hurting latley so i have been working a bit lighter than normal. I am still pushing myself to between 80 and 90% of my limits. Rather than pushing the 105 db on shoulder press i am pushing 90 and 100s...unless i have a lot of pain in which case i just rep it out and go lighter.
The first pic was taken 3 months ago, the second 2 months ago, and the third about 1 month ago. I will try to throw one more recent one in there tomorrow!
My Current Personal Bests:
Flat bench BB: 275 x 6, 325 x 1
Flat bench DB: 115 x 5, 120 x 3
Incline DB: 120 x 4
Curls standing BB: 130 x 1 (dont do these too much)
Skull Crushers EZ bar: 155 x 3
Shoulder Press: DB: 100 x 7, 105 x 5
Shrugs DB: 130 x 7
Single arm DB rows: 130 x 7
Barbell Rows: 315 x 6
Deadlifts: 315 x 6, 365 x 1
Squats: 410 x 6 (not exactly 90 degrees, maybe more like 110)
*a note about squats and Deadlifts: When i was younger i had a snowboarding injury and I almost broke my back. I have been a little reluctant to do deadlifts or even heavy squats until about 3 months ago. My legs are nowhere near as developed as my upper body due to this. I Still have quite a lot of back pain but lifting has definitley helped strengthen everything up.
I am heading to Florida for vacation on Christmas and will return the 29th so this log will not officially start until the 29th. I just wanted to post it up and get it ready as well as post up some current things like pics and stats.
Some more before pics:
Back Double Bi: within the past 2 weeks
One more back shot
I also took some recent measurements tonight and here they are:
Chest: 45.5 (right over nipples)
Left Bicept: 16.5
Right Bicept: 16 (really trying to get this one caught up)
Right Thigh: 21.5 (pathetic i know, read the note above about squats! im going to have big legs soon! thats a promise!)
Left Thigh: 21.75
Left Calf: 15.25
Right Calf: 15.25
Originally Posted by smithsonga
Thanks bro! im looking forward to it also
OK one more pic before I head to Florida for vacation! I tried to get some of my legs in there too but the lighting was bad and i ran out of time to get more pics due to last minute Christmas shopping I will get a better pic of my legs when i get back from vacation on the 29th.
Day 1: chest and back, bis tris and forearms
Official starting weight: 174
Alright, time to get back on JW but this time with some other help with the rest of the stack. Last time on JW i ended up gaining about 6 lbs of LBM but then my weight dropped about 4 lbs with some of that being fat. Check the before and after pics posted above for a comparison.
For the past month i have just stuck to the basics: green mag, glycergrow, xtend, protein, fish oil, glucosamine. I have been out of town for a coulpe of days so todays workout i was fully recovered and ready to hit it!
Workout 1: Chest and back
I started this workout off really great with high strength but for some reason i felt like crap about half way through it. I think i didnt eat enough breakfast to hit it hard enough. It really cut my workout about halfway short. I kept feeling like i was going to puke...so i ended up cutting out early. Heres what it looked like:
Flat bench BB press:
135 x 10 Wide grip
135 x 10 Normal grip
135 x 10 close grip
225 x 11
275 x 5
135 x 15
225 x 11
315 x 5 - This is where i really started to feel like crap
Flat Bench DB press:
110 x 6
110 x 4
4 plates x 12
5 plates x 8 (felt great to go heavy but my stomach felt like it was going to explode so i cut it short here)
After this i went and had my second meal of the day. I didnt really feel satisfied with my workout and my stomach was feeling better after eating so i decided to go for round 2
Workout 2: Bis, tris, and forearms
Barbell curls (for warmup)
60 x 10
Dumbell curls: sitting
30 x 10
50 x 5
50 x 5
50 x 4
Dumbell tricept extention:
60 x 15
100 x 7
100 x 8
100 x 8
Dumbell curls standing: dropsets
30 x 16, 20 x 8
30 x 10, 20 x 10
Pulley Tricept extention:
70 x 10
80 x 10, 55 x 7 Dropset
80 x 9, 55 x 7 dropset
Concentraion curls: dropsets
30 x 8, 20 x 9
30 x 7, 20 x 5
20 x 4
Decline Pulley tricept extentions:
55 x 12
65 x 10
65 x 7
30 x 12
30 x 10
30 x 5
20 x 15
20 x 12
20 x 10
Second workout felt awesome and had tons of energy...probably from all the food i ate!
Also i wont be able to workout tomorrow due to having to work a double
Day 1 Diet:
Meal 1: oatmeal, steel cut oats, 2 servings protein
Meal 2: 2 serving protein
Meal 3: 4oz fish, .25 slab ribs, 4 oz rice, 4 oz chicken, .5 baked potato, Green beans and carrots
Meal 4: 3 servings protein
Meal 5: 10 oz steak, baked potato, mac and cheese
Meal 6: 2 servings protein
180 oz - 1.4 gallons
Day 2: off
Alright, off day today due to working an assload. 13 hrs to be exact.
Notes: wow am i sore. my whole body is sore...maybe bc of taking 5 days off bc of vacation but wow, i feel like a truck hit me! Other than that, nothing else to mention.
Meal 1: Whole grain bagel with peanut butter
Meal 2: 2 servings protein
Meal 3: 4 oz rice, 4 oz chicken, 4 oz steak, 1 oz cheese
Meal 4: 2 servings protein, 4 oz steak, 2 oz chicken 1 oz cheese
Meal 5: 8 oz rice, 1 can tuna, Peppers and onions 1 oz cheese
Meal 6: 1 slice pizza, 2 servings protein
Water: 178 oz - 1.39 gallons
Day 3: shoulders
Notes: Only noticed the chapped lips so far, nothing else to report
Workout: I had a lot of pain in my shoulders today. It seems to be a growing problem that has not gotten any better in the past month or so. Its really inhibiting my workouts but im doing my best to work through it. I can still go semi-heavy but im not pushing it hard bc it would kill me to really hurt something and be set back further. Just to put the pain in perspective, I was shoulder pressing the 70lb db today and they didnt feel heavy at all but my shoulders were in incredible pain. For those of you that didnt follow my last log, i was up to 105 db press about a month and a half ago. Anyways after deciding i didnt want to hurt anything more than it is, i decided to go lite today with little rest inbetween sets.
Machine press: did these really slow trying to get stretched and warm up
90 x 12
90 x 15
90 x 16
Incline bb press:
90 x 10
90 x 9
90 x 9
70 x 10 (felt really lite but hurt like hell! so i moved on)
45 x 14
45 x 12
45 x 11
45 x 9
Side lat raises:
25 x 15
30 x 11
35 x 8
20 x 20
20 x 16
20 x 12
20 x 12
135 x 16 (front)
Next 3 sets were supersets
225 x 12 (front), 225 x 12 (back)
315 x 8 (front), 315 x 6 (back)
225 x 8 (front), 225 x7 (back), 135 x 12 (front), 135 x 8 (back)
next 3 sets were done with 20 seconds rest inbetween.
135 x 5 (front)
135 x 5 (front)
135 x 5 (front)
Overall, i felt a little disappoined with my workout. I guess if i dont get to go heavy i dont really feel like i acomplished as much. I just need to accept that going lite isnt really bad. Im hoping my shoulders will start feeling better bc they were my favorite body part to work until i hurt them
Going light is not always a bad thing. Best make sure you are healing so you don't sustain an injury that will really knock you out of the gym. For some reason, shoulders always seem to take a long time to heal up. Must be due to the fact they are always in constant everyday use.
Almost forgot to post pre-shots of my legs! Like i said, i know they are behind but thats bc i just started working legs in the past 6 months due to a snowboarding accident (read more in the intro above).
Meal 1: Oatmeal, baked crackers
Meal 2: 3 servings Protein, 3 oz cheese
Meal 3: 2 large plates of Spagetti and meat balls (Homemade from my mother mmmm)
Meal 4: Olive Garden Chicken scampi (pasta and chicken with peppers and onions)
Meal 5: Weight gainer shake (ON pro complex gainer)
Meal 6: pre bed 1 serving protein
190 oz - 1.48 gallons
damn man, sucks about the shoulder. My shoulders are feeling horrible and overused also. These things are a *****. Good luck man.
Originally Posted by Commonpremier21
Yeah it sucks! i am going to be trying some cissus to see if that helps at all. Hopefully!
Shoulder pain sucks...mine started in Mid-Nov. Not sure why...just flared up. Now I cannot train shoulders directly (no presses or laterals). And it limits my chest press exercises. I have to use Dbs and use a 'hammer' grip.
I plan a Dr. visit once my current cycle is complete. I just started to mega-dose bulk Cissus and curious on its effect.
Good luck with yours.
Originally Posted by smithsonga
Hmm i am curious on the effect also, keep me up to date if it works. Good luck also.
Originally Posted by steve0178
man I've been taking 8-10 grams of bulk cissus for the last 3 weeks with no noticeable effect. Maybe I just don't respond to Cissus. I also took the USPlabs cissus before at 6 caps a day also with no effect.
ehh that sucks...not very re-assuring. Im going to try SAN bone boost. Maybe that will help?Originally Posted by Commonpremier21
Thanks for the karma......right back at ya!Originally Posted by steve0178
The cissus takes about 6 weeks before it starts to take effect, and the impact is very subtle. I really didn't think it was working until I got off of it! Holy terror....what a difference! Since then, I've been taking cissus for months now, and it really helps, especially us old farts!
Day 4: legs
Notes: I have noticed some acne increase, very minor though. Mostly around my mouth and some on my arms.
I didnt have quite as much time as i would have liked to have for today but i still got quite a good workout in. I didnt get to do lunges or leg extentions or even hack squats but oh well. Im still feeling nice and toasty
Squats: smith machine
90 x 22
180 x 16
270 x 10
270 x 9
360 x 7
270 x 7
180 x 11
90 x 14
90 x 10
Calf raises: smith machine
180 x 40
270 x 25
270 x 20
Calf raises: Hack squat machine
360 x 16
450 x 11
540 x 9
590 x 6
180 x 20
Ran out of time here
Workout was good, would have been better if i wasnt rushing. I cant wait for tomorrow, I am off work and i dont have to workout in the morning so that means i can eat a lot preworkout...which usually leads to better workouts
Meal 1: 4 eggs, 3 strips bacon, 2 patties ghetta, 2 pieces whole wheat toast
Meal 2: 2 scoops protien
meal 3: 8 oz chicken, 3 oz corn, 2 oz cheese
Snack: 1 serving protien
Meal 4: 1/2 large pizza (thin crust, extra meat) CHEAT!!!
Meal 5: 2 servings protein
224 oz - 1.75 gallons
Day 5: chest and tris
Notes: Decided to do tris with chest today because my back is still a little sore from the leg workout yesterday. My legs are smoked! What a great feeling. Today i tried to focus on using more BB than DB because i always use DB and i wanted to hit my muscles differently. I should also note that my shoulder felt a little better today but still inhibited me from going too heavy.
Decline BB bench press:
135 x 20
225 x 12
Flat BB bench press:
135 x 20
225 x 10
275 x 6
275 x 5
275 x 4
115 x 11
115 x 9
115 x 7
Seated overhead DB extentions
75 x 12
75 x 9
75 x 8
Incline DB press: I had no energy on these guys. Mentally i was there but my body just couldnt push it. I think it was due to moving very fast through my workout and also working Tris with chest which i hardly ever do.
110 x 2
100 x 2
135 x 15
Cable crossovers decline
100 x 8
100 x 7
Cable crossovers incline
50 x 11
80 x 6
Cable tricept pulldown extentions
80 x 12, 55 x 12
55 x 12
55 x 10
Cable tricept pulldowns decline
55 x 8
55 x 8
55 x 7
I seemed to run out of energy today towards the end of the workout. I think it was due to moving very fast through my sets. I still feel really good about the workout though because i got an amazing pump. I felt big today even though i didnt lift big.
meal 1: 3 servings natural granola and nuts cereal (with milk) wierd bc im lactose intollernt but the skim milk didnt bother me! (kind of exciting!)
Meal 2: 10 oz brown rice, 8 oz chicken, asian spices
Meal 3: 3 servings protein
Meal 4: 8 oz chicken, mushrooms, oninos, peppers on a sub
Snack: 2 servings protein, 1 serving oats
Prebed: 2 servings protein
224 oz - 1.75
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