Kixazz's Aethletic Edge IntaXcell/Steel Edge log
- 03-31-2007, 04:13 PM
Kixazz's Aethletic Edge IntaXcell/Steel Edge log
Hey Everyone....This will be my first log ever.
I have been around here and the BB.com forum for a long time mostly just reading and learning as much as i can, much more than posting.
I have been chosen to test Athletic Edge Nutrition's IntraXcell/Steel Edge combo for 30 days and will be posting my results and feedback daily.
ATHLETIC EDGE NUTRITION
AE Nutrition - Athletic Edge Nutrition, Inc.
- 03-31-2007, 04:20 PM
OVERVIEW: In August I was 190 even with a little more than 5% bodyfat. After the season and taking some time off to finally give my body a rest i fell all the way down to 175 and am now working my way back up. I would say right now I am about 180 probably a little less but will have the exact weight soon. My goal during this log is to over the get back up to 190 and get most if not all of my strength back.
DIET: Umm, I have never been to strict of a dieter, but am going to give it a good shot as I feel it will only help in my goals(clean bulk). I am gonna aim for about 4-5 meals a day. While I am still figuring out the specifics of it, I know that it will encompass most of the following(tweaked a little day in and day out): Oatmeal, Eggs, Chicken, Tuna, Brown Rice, Water....the basics of a good diet i guess you can say. I hope to be more in depth with each daily log as to my diet(but will definately be concentrating more on my lifts and charting them.
LIFT: I am leaning toward more of a Bodybuilding workout with some Olympic/Football Lifts thrown in(4 days a week). I have attached a file which is pretty much what my lift will be. Some reps will change and will switch up an exercise or two week to week. But that is pretty much it. (Please view the attached file).
My cardio will consist of about 30 min a day of Biking, Running, and or Swimming, as well as some football and basketball games thrown in. I'd say my cardio will go about 4 days a week on average, but will taper back if need be as I would like to go for a clean bulk.
SUPPLEMENTS: Athletic Edge Nutrition IntraXcell/SteelEdge, Multi Vitamin(daily), Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey(postworkout and throughout day), and Cytosport Muscle Milk(night and/or morning dpeending on lift and soreness), Glucosamine(daily).
I will have exact weight up Monday and hopefully some pics then as well.
The log will officially begin as soon as I receive the products.
- 03-31-2007, 04:34 PM
Ok....today is the first day of my log! Took IntraXcell and SteelEdge today preworkout and then SteelEdge postworkout. I expect to be taking SteelEdge 3x a week(M/T/W). I have taken NoXplode and ephedrine before and must say i was impressed with how ready to go i was. I had alot of energy and just wanted to lift set after set in the beginning of my workout.
The pump though was not as noticeable as NoXplode or a stronger NO Product, but today was only chest/tris and i normally dont get the best pumps on a day like today.
I did however on Thursday try just the IntraXcell before my back and bis workout and the vascularity was definately noticable! felt a pump but not strongest ive ever had. I think part of it is that a)just started taking it and b)im still very sore and slowly getting my weights back, so the soreness was more noticeable than the pump.
Also just a quick note....when taking IntraXcell i did feel the tingling feeling...not too strong but definately felt it all over. It wasnt bothersome at all and an effect that I don't feel would bother anyone and definately will not affect your lifts in a negative way.(just in case anyone was worried about it)
8 8 6 2 2
Bench 185 185 205 225 225
8 8 6
DB Incline 60 75 80
8 8 8
Fly 35 35 35
8 8 8
Incline Fly 30 30 30
8 8 5
Skull Crushers 95 95 95
Close Grip(EZ) 95 95x5
8 8 8
Pushdowns 60 60 60
Nautilus Pullover 155 155 155
My bench is Very weak right now, I may cybex bench or DB bench tomorrow to really work my chest as i feel very very week flat benching and not too sore right now(well see how i feel tomorrow)...but my incline is coming back pretty well as i was able to jump up very easy and much higher in weights than last week.
All in all, all of my lifts went up from last week and hopefully well see another nice jump next week. I hope to see alot of my weights jump up over the next few weeks as I start getting my strength back to where it was.
Also......I did notice today that along with the energy I had at the beginning of the lift I was pushing alot harder today for the last rep and getting it up a little bit easier. And i would think that the SteelEdge had a part and I am VERY pleased with how ready to go i was!
Overall im very excited....I was impressed with how ready and focused i was to lift, the energy was great. I found myself pushing alot harder and getting the last reps easier than last week. While part of this is just me getting back, I do think that Steel Edge definately helped and was not just as placebo. It was a pretty noticeable difference.
I am anxious to see how the IntraXcell feels when it really starts kicking in.
Sorry if i jumped around a little bit at all. This is my first log so any suggestions, feedback, etc. would be great.
Tomorrow is Back and Bi's. well see how the pump goes tomorrow!
BCAAs (with a focus on L-Leucine)
L-alpha- glycerylphosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC), Acetyl-L-Carnitine and choline bitartrate.....in reseach supported doses, which give you the "focus" during your workouts.
Also, we put anti-oxidants/electrolytes in SteelEdge to clear free-radicals that are caused by exercise, and help you recover faster.
.....basically, you are right.....SteelEdge is not a placebo
As for IntraXCell, it will take your workouts to the next level because you will be able to lower rest times and train harder/longer. Stay tuned for weeks 2-3 of IntraXCell. It usually "kicks-in" around that time.
And, your log is looking VERY good. I would never have known that this was your first log. I am impressed, seriously. Keep it up!
Nice log, I am confident that you will like the products, This is my second run of steel edge and the first of IntraXcell, I am on the second week of both and am going to wait another week before I post the results, I am way out of the norm because I use supps to help with my work and also my hobby, no gym time due to the high level of work load of both. Have fun.
Today was Back and Bis
Again today I had nice jumps in my weights. I was felt focused again and definately had a little more behind me on the last few reps. However my overall energy was lacking but i would attribute that to not so great sleep last night and the fact that i just wanted to fall asleep during work today.(I may consider upping the servings to over 1.5 scoops if i feel tired again and see how much it is able to get me going)
Vascularity was there again. and had decent pump in my lower back and bi's during last few sets, but not very much at all though in the beginning of lift.
Today more than anything i was impressed with my focus throughout my lifts and with my ability to push through the last rep.
5 4 2 1
Hang Clean 185 205 225 225
8 8 8
Lat Pulldown 180 200 210x7
10 8 8 6
DB Row 90 95 100 110
8 8 8
T-Bar Row 135 180 225
8 8 8
Seated Row 130 130 Very Light
Curls DB 30 35 40x6
Power Shrugs 275 315 405x5
Again today's lifts went very well with nice jumps in everything. My clean went well but my traps were still very sore from last week and i think that hindered me a little with that lift. I cybex benched today also to hit my chest again but didnt go too crazy because tomorrow is shoulders. Also through in some abs and some other lighter things which i didnt record and probably wont record throughout the lifts(just as an fyi).
And finally, I felt the tingling sensation again...not bothersome at all but do feel it. Just going to log this to see how long it takes my body to get accustomed to beta-alanine and not get the sensation anymore.
Tommorow is Shoulders! Will report in again tomorrow.
And again all comments suggestions etc is welcome.
Awesome Lift Today. I had a nice pump going through everything and my whole body felt much tighter and just pumped in general.
I was very happy about that...my workout just felt awesome.
I definately had nice energy throughout the whole workout, again not feeling like i was falling off from set to set which is a great feeling.
I am also noticing that its taking right about 25min for both supplements to kick in, on an empty stomach, with the IntraXcell kicking in a little quicker.
So very im pretty impressed.....i felt a nice pump, energy throughout my workouts, and almost feel fuller already(my body is definately tightening up which is nice.) I really wanna see whats gonna happen at the end of the 4 weeks!
Again my shoulder workout was awesome today. Had very nice jumps in weights and starting to feel some of my strength come back.
12 10 8 6 4
DB Press 40(AP) 50 60 70 80
8 8 8
Behind Neck Mil 90 110 130x5
8 8 8
Upright Rows 95 115 135x7
45/35/25 45/35/25 45/35/25
Plate Raise 10 10 13 7 5
8 8 8
Lateral Raise 30 30x6 30x6
10 8 8
Cybex Row (back) 70 70 70
Ok thats it for now. Legs and Bis tomorrow
again...any questions feedback etc. feel free
Im with Kixazz on this AEN stack! I bought the Steele edge from NP as Darren was really wanting me to try it and once I read this log I went and got the IntraXcell also! Great engery from start to finish, I do 20-30mins cardio warm up before lifting and this stuff kicks and ill be pushing the Xtrainer to the limits! Really great products and I really like the Tingling feeling you get, like a shiver down your spine, its great. I think I will run these products for 2 months b/c Ill be going on a cruise in June. Again Great products AEN, and great Log Kixazz!
Check the side of the label, where is says AEN dosage timing tip. Basically, drink have your serving PreWO and sip on the other half during. This will not only maximize SteelEdge's effects but often alow you to reduce your dosage.
Took the day off today. But i felt great all day long. My body still feels really tight fromt this week which is a great feeling. Also i surprisingly have not been feeling as sore as i would have expected.
Today was Leg's and Bi's.
No steel edge today just IntraXcell. I had a nice lift today nothing great but my leg day is different from most. I had microfracture surgery on my ankle almost exactly a year ago and am still recovering. I really cannot squat heavy nor can I do many leg lifts heavy. Plus due to atrophy while i was on crutches my left leg is about 3/4 the size of my right(i never got the chance to fully rehab due to football).
So my leg day is more of a rehab workout than a heavy workout, just trying to get it back without pushing my ankle too much. It sucks, i know.
However, my Bi's felt great and by the 3rd set i had a nice pump going that lasted the remainder of the workout and is still going now(again not the stringest ive ever felt but def. feels nice).
For the weekend its looking like saturday will just be some cardio and sunday i may do back again. I will report back sunday!
So far so good! hopefully next week well start seeing some nice jumps once again!!
kixazz hows your endurance so far? Are you monitoring bf, taking measurements or pictures? nice log keep up the good work!!
Endurance lifting wise is great.... i really feel like im getting through the last reps easier....endurance wise in terms of running im going to start this weekend
Bf im not nmonitoring and pics i am hoping to take tomorrow because im having trouble getting a didgital camera
but i saw a freind today that i havent seen since last week who said i looked a little bigger so that was a nice compliment already
I will let you know as soon as i got some taken and then post up before and after pictures.
ill have my weight this weekend....on Wednesday i was up a pound maybe a little more from last Thursday
How much vascularity have you noticed? I have not been in the gym for 4 days now due to being sick from the dramatic weather changes . I have still been taking intraXcell 2x a day and Im getting good pumps at work moving heavy stuff around and my veins are becoming more noticeable! This sux I hate being sick, I want to be in the gym but I know it will make me worse!!!
The pumps im getting arent the strongest but i do feel them. And my body as a whole just feels really tight which is a great feeling.
Just curious....have you ever taken any NO products before?
Not yet, Never tried them and whats funny is I went to NP to get a NO product and darren was really wanting me to try out Steele Edge so after talking about what I was trying to accomplish this fit more of the bill then anything else! Also Happy that I read this post and an grabbed the IntraXcell too as they had just got it in stock! I cant wait to get back in the gym and hit it hard as hell to see my veins grow!
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