Got my Blueprint from Nutraplanet today, just downed my first dose.
I'm going to keep a log for four weeks. (Yes, that requires two bottles due to the very Biotest-esque decision to make them 80-count.) 20 days just seemed too short. I'll take one for the team.
I'm not doing pics, because I can't commit to being consistent about that, and they are pretty pointless if you just have "before" or "after".
I'll evaluate Blueprint on the basis of body composition changes, exercise performance improvements, and mood effects.
I'm 35, 6'5" and 244 pounds. I would estimate I'm at about 15% body fat, which I'm not excited about. (When I was in my best shape ever, which only a couple years ago, I hovered around 230 or 235 with about 10% body fat. I have been even lighter, but I don't consider that "good shape" due to the amount of strength I sacrificed to get there.)
My workouts are split as so...
Centered around heavy dumbbell incline presses and weighted dips.
Centered around weighted pull-ups.
3. Legs/Core/Preventative Maintenence (e.g. rotator cuff work)
I either do lunges or sprint work with an X-Vest. I don't squat -- I know they are the granddaddy of all exercises, but I have a long torso and I inevitably get injured and knock myself out of commission for days.
I take days off based on my work demands or how I'm feeling. This typically means I get to the gym 3 or 4 days a week.
My diet is at maintenence levels, and I get about a gram of protein per pound bodyweight. I'm eating more carbs than I did at my peak, so I may my macronutrient ratios a bit, but calories should be constant at about 3200 calories/day.
Supplements include: creatine, , cissus, PWO drinks (MyoZene or ), (pre-WO and sometimes before work), Primal EAA (occasionally pre-WO).
I will take Blueprint (4 caps) post-WO on workout days. Because of the R-ALA in it, this makes sense to me. On non-workout days I'll take it with my first meal.
Day 1 3-22-07
Unremarkable leg workout. I took Blueprint post-WO.
To be continued...