Starting next week, I will be starting my first three month cycle of natural anabolics! The protocol will follow as such:
Weeks 1-4: Jungle Warfare (1-1-1 per day with meals)
Weeks 5-8: JW (1-1-1 per day with meals)
Bulk Powerfull (2-2-2 per day on empty stomach...this may change to 4-2-2 where 4 will be before my lifting session)
Weeks 9-12: Bulk Powerfull (dosing same as above)
22 years old (will be 23 on Jan 5)
I've been an athlete my entire life, with baseball and soccer being my top priorities. I played baseball in college on my school's club team as a catcher and played soccer on intramural teams while at school too. I worked out throughout college but didn't really know what I was doing. In my junior year, I picked up a book called "Core Performance" by Mark Verstegen. He trains pro athletes in their off seasons and I thought this would be good for my baseball performance. What I learned most from it was how to eat properly. Since then my interest in working out, proper nutrition, and supplementation has increased almost to obsession !
The biggest I've ever been was about two months ago when I hit 184. Then I started an (improper) cutting cycle to prepare for a vacation. I ended up losing about 10 pounds in 2 months...alot being fat but some being muscle. I took a week off to get my enerygy levels back up and ween myself off stimulants.
My plan was to try to gain some of that weight back before I started this protocol, but I just can't wait any longer. I'm going to give it one more week then I start the JW on Mon Jan 8.
My training regiment will be as follows:
I will be lifting four days a week: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. So the first and second week will look like this:
Off day; HIIT treadmill possiblyThurs:
Off day; HIIT treadmill possiblySun:
I will be supersetting my chest/back, biceps/triceps, and quads/hams portions of the workouts. I will also be attempting to lift in the morning starting Tues Jan 2, before I go to work. I've been lifting after work, but sometimes it would interfere with my ability to get enough sleep at night. Hopefully this change will help me increase the amount of rest I get.
I won't post what I will be eating right now, but I may post it on the days that I post logs. I will be shooting for ~3500 clean calories per day spread throughout 6 to 8 meals in a day. Lean meats(turkey, chicken, lean beef, tuna), eggs, almonds, walnuts, whole grain breads, vegetables, natural peanut butter, cottage cheese...
This will be my first experience with any kind of test booster or other natural anabolic.
My pre-w/o supplement will change from day to day since I have a bunch of samples I want to test out, but that will be posted for each lifting day. No matter what I take, I will also add:
5g creatine monohydrate
2g Beta Alanine
I will also be creating my own pre w/o supp, that I would love for people to give me some input about since I've never used many of the ingredients. It will look like this(dosing might look funny because of the measuring devices I have...no scale ):
Chocamine 850 mg
Citrulline Malate 3 g
Creatine Monohydrate 5 g
ALCAR 900 mg
Beta Alanine 2.125 g
Histidine 2.2 g
Tyrosine 1200 mg
Taurine 3.2 g
Glutamine 5.1 g
BCAA 5 g
Post w/o shake will be Real Gains by Universal Nutrition with creatine, BCAAs, and Glutamine thrown in there too.
I will be taking a multi-vitamin every morning, vitamin c and vitamin e after every workout, and fish oil/flax oil pills at different meals during the day and maybe with my pre-bed meal.
I will also begin taking ZMA again before bed starting Tues Jan 2. I hope to keep taking this throughout the 12 weeks to help increase test.
My goal is to get back to 184 lbs and smash it by hitting 190! I'm not sure if this is going to happen, but I will do as much as I can to get there. If I don't get there, I will gladly take 185 with some fat loss !
Since this is my first time doing anything like this and my first time posting a log, I appreciate any and all types of feedback/suggestions/complaints/concerns etc! Also, if there is anything that I left out above that you think I should post, tell me!
I will do my best to keep a kick-a$$ log with details out the a$$. It will start in 6 days though, so stick around! THANKS!
PS I would like to post some pics, but since I'm not sure how to do this right now it might be a few more days.