ALRI Evolution: Gettin' Leaner, Not weaker
05-21-2007 08:29 PM
05-22-2007 11:17 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Abs and cardio
I highly recommend straight leg raises hanging from the top of a slant board. I pre-exhaust my obliques first (on the slant board as well) and then SS with the SLRs. A trainer buddy of mine in grad school taught me that one. I swear it makes my abs grow somethin fierce! They are poppin out right now even though I'm a big fatty still
Little bit higher with carbs today. I felt I needed the fuel after the legs powerlifting routine yesterday.
JW: might be kickin in a little but I think that I'd need a much higher dosage to really get some results with this mild supp.
BAM: It's been my buddy so far... BUT, I think I may have a little decreased libido, my boys are lookin a little skimpy. Maybe it's just in my head but my chest is lookin a little soft and my man boobs aren't keepin pace with the rest of my body's recomp. Any thoughts? I have an idea for a strategy to deal with this but I want to see if anyone has some ideas first.
GABA: Hmm, this is a few nights in a row now that I needed a sleep aide. I don't wanna blame the supps for the trouble getting to sleep because I really do need to change my night time habits before bed.
I changed the last section because I'm pretty sure that I buried the music topic into the ground. My friend sent me a hilarious 2 minute Will Ferrel skit. If you're a fan, google "Will Ferrel Landlord"
05-22-2007 11:35 PM
Allman's usually play the concert that caps off the summer in August here in Pittsburgh. I've probably seen them 6 or 7 times- obviously AD (after Duane). If you like the Allman's, check out Government Mule (Warren Haynes' side project).
Originally Posted by thebigt
Wasn't Ragnorak a character on Lord of the Rings? Anyways, it looks solid accept creatine is a No No for me during the summer. Might have to try it out for powerlifitng in the fall/winter though.
Bulk Citruline Malate: do you cap it? or is the taste tolerable? I wanna find this out BEFORE i buy any bulk supps next time becuase I almost barfed my brains out with cissus
05-23-2007 02:53 PM
i mix bulk cm in ragnarok or gatorade almost anything will do. it doesnt really have that much of a taste. bulk cm/beta-alanine= close to man body octane. look at reviews it is a great supp.
05-23-2007 06:45 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Shoulder Power ...modified
Shrugs 395 x 6
BB Shoulder Press 110 x 5
DB Upright Row 40 x 12
I made a few changes to my routine today to adjust for shoulder pain. I did a few nerve stretch techniques for my elbow/forearm and ALA-KAZAAM, no pain for upright rows! 40's are a PR for me
Bought a scale yesterday at Target on sale for 30 bucks. It reads 198.6 and 17.1% bodyfat. The super accurate scale at work says 199 and caliper says 17.14% bf so this impulse buy may have turned out to be a steal
Cissus: I take 1.5 grams twice per day. The second dose is 3g on workout days (preworkout of course). However, I've noticed that the 3g only kicks in at the end of my workout. This could mean that it takes approximately 1.5 hours for it to kick in for me? Isn't that a bit of a long time? I got IMMEDIATE relief for the first week or two.
JW/BAM: Libido is still down a bit but I'm "functioning" just fine. And maybe even slightly enhanced performance. I've done some reading and some suggest that BAM may be the culprit. I dunno bout that cause I'm no expert. I hope this changes when restore comes into the picture in a few days.
GABA: crashed yesterday after reading logs while strategizing for my next stack so I never took it
Gonna catch some South Park tonight while I do cardio. One of my favorite episodes is when Jimmy gets roid rage while training for the Special Olympics
Edit: JW/BAM: I have read that others believe that BAM may be the culprit for a slightly lowered libido. I hope that adding restore clears up this problem.
Last edited by celc5; 05-25-2007 at 08:54 PM.
Reason: Clarify JW/BAM comment
05-25-2007 08:50 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Off day. 2 rounds of sex. Does that count as cardio?
I don't think I've mentioned this but I've been having nose bleeds throughout this entire stack. Just a little when I blew my nose. But last night, I woke up with my nose just GUSHING blood for about an hour. I've never had a nose bleed... well, not since I broke my face mask in HS football. Weird right?
Friday, May 25
Quasi cardio: 2 hours cutting grass with a dull blade
Back and Bis Power
Wide Grip Pullups 7,7,6,6
Wide Grip Bent Over BB Row 205 x 4 PR?
BB Curl 95 x 4
DB Incline Curl 30 x 4
An old buddy in undergrad taught me to try holding my elbows up just a hair on incline curls. Initially, I thought this would engage anterior delt. But actually, I found that it seems to put tension at the top of my biceps and allows for a much harder contraction. Although he may not have understood bio-mechanically why this worked, I'm sure he could feel it. Good advice from my pal.
I was tracking on fit day and just about FREAKED when I realized I was eatin about 35 grams of sugar RIGHT BEFORE BED and yogurt was the culprit Yogurt found it's way into my post workout shake today where it belongs.
JW/BAM: Looking forward to adding Restore
Cissus: I will start SuperCissusRx on Sunday. At the end of the log, I hope to do a comparison.
I hate it when you feel a log brewing preworkout and it's just not quite ready. At the end of every set, squeezing out an extra rep is a reminder that it's time to produce real soon
05-27-2007 06:17 PM
it beats the alternative-it could be ready during a set.
05-27-2007 11:45 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2007
Chest and Tris Power
BB Flat Bench 190 x 5
DB Inlcline Bench 75 x 5
CGBP 150 x 4 PR?
Calves (Leg Press) 8 plates x 8
Swapped BB inlcline for DB because of the shoulder issues. Also, I had to go back down to 8 plates for calves as I was at a new gym with fat plates and couldn't fit any more onto the machine. Luckily, it was the exact same cybex leg press.
Might have went a bit too low on carbs preworkout. Personally, a quality workout is priority for me over diet. For me, the psychological benefits of a carb-energized workout outweigh the benefits of matching my exact macro ratios.
JW/BAM: I'm noticing that libido is up and down. I reread several logs on the EVO stack and this is VERY common. Not sure if this is necessarily a negative.
Bulk Cissus: Last day of bulk cissus. In my opinion, it does help just slightly for pain issues and that's worth the $15 or 20 bucks I spent on the powder and caps. I will start SuperCissus Rx tomorrow.
TRAC: Saturday staple also greatly enhances my mood, for about 8 hours! It has so many ingredients that it's hard to say exactly what is so effective in this PWO supp.
Before Limewire, there was BMG music service. BMG sold me a good 2 or 3 hundred cds that I keep on a homeade cd rack. That rack was made by my grandfather and is one of the coolest gifts that anyone could receive.
05-28-2007 01:17 AM
Sunday, May 28, 2007
Jungle Warfare 30 day Review
Instead of simply diving head first into this review with opinions, I will compare claims made on the JW FAQ to my experience. Then I’ll give my opinion.
Increased myotrophic activity:
It’s unfair to try to rate this claim. NA
Favorable Nutrient Repartitioning:
JW did make me hungry when taken on an empty stomach. IMO this means that absorption of nutrients would be affected in a positive manner. 3/5
I’d bet the bank that my HPTA is just fine. 5/5
ADED is much too mild. 1/5
Significant Pro-hypertrophic activity:
I gained muscle mass (4 pounds muscle gain). Decreasing my number of workouts per week played a role in this as well. 3/5
Again +4 pounds muscle and –5 pounds fat. My strict diet played a large role in this. 3/5
The FAQ states that JW is NOT intended for post cycle therapy. I agree whole heartedly that depending on JW for any of the aforementioned claims in post cycle therapy would be a huge gamble.
-Very very mild headaches. Easily controlled with increased water intake.
-Low to normal libido (although performance was normal to very slightly enhanced).
-Increased urination was annoying at night. After the first 2 weeks, this was still a problem although to a lesser extent.
My big Italian mouth gives JW 2 thumbs down. I had no enhanced pumps, no increased vascularity, and only very mild increased muscular hardness. I do not believe that it gave me any boost whatsoever in the gym. JW had no affect on mood.
I have had satisfactory results in my recomp efforts so far. However, I strongly believe that my modified routine and less drastic dietary changes (as compared to my previous summer cuts) play a much larger role in recomp than JW did.
Comparison to other supplements
In comparison, bulk A-AKG increases intensity in the gym, enhances pumps, vascularity, and hardness within 3-5 days of consistent use even on a low carb diet. I also believe, although I may not be able to back this up in scientific terms, that the enhanced blood flow with arginine will enhance nutrient absorption. It costs about $30 for 2 months worth if you does 3g at 3 times/day for a 2 month supply. That’s more results at ½ the price. And although opinions seem divided, I had even better experiences with NO2 than I did with bulk arginine. Both outman JW.
As far as anti-estrogen effects go, my experience is that E-form and 6-oxo blow JW out of the water at the recommended dosage. That being said, JW’s estrogen “management” probably allows for a much higher dosage with less negative effects that result from the stronger anti-estrogens.
Final thoughts: I won’t be using JW again. However, it would be interesting to see it’s effects in a 6-8 week run at 4-6 caps per day. That would be too expensive for me to try, but interesting to hear about none the less.
I did not mention strength in the review because the PRRS routine is new to me. Only the power week was repeated while on JW. My strength gains were as I would expect without any supplementation. I feel as though I am not able to accurately and fairly assess whether or not JW would affect strength.
ONWARD!!! Bring on the bigger weights and looser pants
05-28-2007 10:45 AM
thank you for a fair and unbiased review. you bought your own supps and arent whoring for freebies. it is nice to read a review by someone with integrity, thank you.
05-28-2007 01:16 PM
I haven't seen too many negative reviews on this board. That made me wonder if it was against etiquette to rate JW poorly. I mean no disrespect to the product or the company as every one else seems to like it. Thanks for following T.
Originally Posted by thebigt
05-28-2007 01:31 PM
Monday, May 28, 2007
Legs Rep Range
Narrow stance squat (a2g) 195 x 11 whoa!
Reverse Alternating BB Lunge 70 x 12/side
BB Cleans (a2g) 70 x 15
I work my cleans more like a deep explosive front squat. The first 5 reps feel light. Then it hits you like a ton of bricks around rep 7 or 8. PANIC actually sets in around rep 11 and I get dizzy. Bring it on cleans!!!
My sister's college graduation party and today's holiday are making it tough. My cals and quality of intake are reasonable. But, my ratios are off, but not out of control.
Restore: Day 1 for restore. I had slight enhanced mood during the workout. Of course, being a holiday, who's mood wasn't enhanced today?
BAM: very small cool test boost is still felt.
SuperCissusRx: I have a feeling I'm gonna be liking this a lot more than bulk Cissus. I believe the Rx has a higher concentration of cissus and 1 bottle will allow for 3 doses per day.
I've been hittin the search button hard on this board and several others while planning for my next stack. This board provides un-measurable motivation for me. I feel like I did when my dad first introduced lifting to me in junior high.
05-28-2007 05:59 PM
all a company has to do is post a thread-testers wanted. if you post a bad review you may not get free supps any more. i rarely ask for samples and never sign up as a tester. my opinions are not biased.
Originally Posted by celc5
05-28-2007 07:44 PM
I agree that through the first four weeks of JW I kept wondering, "When is this going to kick in???". Well, it's too bad you stopped. I really started to love the stuff when I got into that 4th week and it got even better as I tapped into a second bottle.
But fair review. You probably didn't get all that much from it in 4 weeks. But you also have to realize that gaining 4 pounds of muscle and losing 5 pounds of fat is still no easy thing to do, even if your diet was on point. My guess is that the combination of changes in diet, workout routine, and supplementation helped. JW is not going to blow you away by any means. Keep on, keepin it on tho. I'm not an ALRI rep or anything but I am looking forward to running my own Evo stack. Best of luck with this one.
05-29-2007 10:20 AM
JJC, thanks for stopping by. I ran the 4 weeks because I was following ALRI's protocols. Initially I was running the beginner protocol. But, thankfully, I switched to the "advanced" stack to get the ball rolling. Good call on running a second bottle of JW. Stop back and post some results when you get a chance.
I agree 100%... the combination of everything is the key to my recomp so far.
When you plan to run your evo stack, PM me. I have some ideas that you may want to consider. Oh and by the way, Day 2 on restore and changes are already kicking in!!!
05-29-2007 12:53 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Cardio: 30 minutes light/moderate intervals
Shoulders Rep Range (modified)
BO DB Posterior Delts 30 x 15
DB Lateral Raises 20 x 8
Arnold Presses (modified) 40 x 11
My rep ranges and weights were drastically different than last time I performed this routine. I did presses last which allowed for heavier weights in the isolation moves. I also modified my Arnold presses to have less rotation at the bottom and pressed into a neutral grip with my palms in. This kept shoulder pain to a moderate level.
I'm dialing in really well. Had a TON of protein for the holiday. I'm sure fat was slightly higher but I really kept carbs under control. Kept it to just 1 beer too!!!
BAM: no change, working well
Restore: A few days back, I mentioned that libido was slightly down and that my boys were feeling just a tad small. Well, restore completely solved that problem literally overnight! I slept incredibly and woke up with wood like 3 times. I also look more toned today than I have over the past few days.
SuperCissusRx: good stuff. I'll be able to tell in about a week or so if it's worth the extra cash compared to the bulk.
Pool just opened up in my community so that might allow for an extra session of light cardio today. I've done more cardio in the last 6 weeks than I have since HS. Do you people really do this crap all the time?
05-29-2007 01:23 PM
Good thing you switched protocols. I feel like the beginner one would not be that much fun. I got lucky on running a second bottle because of some really good personal advice someone gave me at another board...and now I'm doing the same for anyone who thinks of running JW.
Originally Posted by celc5
I "logged" my two bottle run of JW:
JJC's Jungle Warfare/Powerfull Log!
I stopped the log short because I didn't think anyone was following and also it was my first time using any kind of natural anabolic. But I had great results while eating like a machine.
I'm thinking of running a double Evo stack with Pro-Anabol over 3-4 months. But I will defintely hit you up before I begin.
Also, it seems like you are experiencing exactly what I would expect from Restore. It's supposed to help control estrogen at the end of the cycle...so leaning out and more full "boys" seem like sensible results.
06-01-2007 06:42 PM
Day 33 & 34
2 days rest
Friday, June 1, 2007
Back and Bis Rep Range
Neutral Grip Pullups BW x 10
Underhand BB Row 145 x 12
BO Reverse DB Flies 30 x 15
DB Hammer Curls 40 x 10
Rev BB Curl 50 x 14
In PRRS, I didn't see much progress in the power routine. That being said, the power week seems to prime me for the next two weeks. I increased in reps or weight in every exercise, even with lack luster concentration today.
I've been short on cals the last 2 days due to stressful schedule at work. Today's diet was back on track.
BAM: subtle aggression and mild increased vascularity (I might be too fat to tell if the vascularity would be better from BAM).
Restore: I got a second wind at the end of my workout today. Maybe the 7-oxo analog is doing it's job when cortisol kicks in? If that's the case, holy crap that's cool!
SuperCissusRx: WOW! If bulk cissus cut pain by 30 or 40%, this stuff knocks it down 50 or 60%! Unbelievable stuff.
GABA: I've been stressed and woke up a few times over the past 2 nights. GABA is helping to get me back to sleep. It's not quite as effective as it was the first month, but that's to be expected. Still a great supplement for pennies.
A radio station was asking callers what their 3 "desert island" albums would be. I chose my 3 by picking albums that I like every single song:
1) Led Zeppelin II
2) Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
3) Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Californication
06-01-2007 09:39 PM
what no bee gee's. 1.allman's- eat a peach 2.aerosmith- get your wings 3. deep purple- machine head. honorable mention to rush- all the worlds a stage and neil young and crazy horse- rust never sleeps. music the best supplement of all time!
06-01-2007 10:53 PM
BigT jammin to the Bee Gees ----->
Originally Posted by thebigt
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