Adapt, Migrate, or Die: Dan's Sponsored Pro-Anabol + Jungle Warfare Log

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  1. Cool


    looking forward to your opinion's about pro-anabol, after 2 weeks. looks like something i might want to add to incarnate/6oxo extreme. very detailed log. btw did you get the job? oh and incarnate rocks.
    GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY!!!



  2. Weight:
    154.2 lbs (same as since start)

    Weight dropped down 2 lbs overnight, mostly water. I took 100mg caffeine yesterday afternoon and I was pissing like crazy. Normally it doesn't do that to me but for some reason it did yesterday. I'm increasing water intake today.

    I just got back from the gym. I did 20 min on the arc trainer for an indicated 340 kcal burned (so probably more like 300 kcal). I pushed a little harder than normal and my heart rate was a lot higher. Normally I don't break 160 bpm, today I was in the 168-170 range most of the time. I didn't drop below 160 until cooldown.

    Today's Diet
    Will be in the 1800-2000 kcal range. Macros should look something like this:

    Fat: 50g
    Carbs: 138g (excluding fiber)
    Protein: 200g

    I'll update later on how it went.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    looking forward to your opinion's about pro-anabol, after 2 weeks. looks like something i might want to add to incarnate/6oxo extreme. very detailed log. btw did you get the job? oh and incarnate rocks.
    2 week review will be posted today. None of the supplement stores were hiring managers but I think I'm going to apply for a part time sales associate position at Vitamin Shoppe. I'd like to get some experience in the industry, see what consumers in the area are buying, meet some of the people, etc. The pay sucks but I'm doing it more for the experience.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by DriverDan View Post
    2 week review will be posted today. None of the supplement stores were hiring managers but I think I'm going to apply for a part time sales associate position at Vitamin Shoppe. I'd like to get some experience in the industry, see what consumers in the area are buying, meet some of the people, etc. The pay sucks but I'm doing it more for the experience.
    Let me tell you from experience, that commission based supplement sales will break your heart very quickly. I did the same a two Summer's back for similar reasons(was a second job). At least you're going with a decent (loose term) retailer out of the big three. I'd love to elaborate further, but you'll figure it all out very shortly if you get hired.

  5. After thinking about it I've decided to post the review tomorrow. That way I can include tomorrow's measurements in it. I'll probably write up the whole thing today since I already have a general idea of what I'm going to say.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by slow-mun View Post
    Let me tell you from experience, that commission based supplement sales will break your heart very quickly. I did the same a two Summer's back for similar reasons(was a second job). At least you're going with a decent (loose term) retailer out of the big three. I'd love to elaborate further, but you'll figure it all out very shortly if you get hired.
    They're non-commission. I'd actually prefer commission. I've worked a lot of commissioned jobs, including auto sales. I could apply to GNC at my local mall and work for commission but I prefer Vitamin Shoppe. Plus the location and traffic are much better, in an upper class area.


  7. Weight:
    152.8 lbs (-1.4 lbs since start)

    BodySpace stats updated. They're a bit misleading though. Details to be discussed in the 2 week review.

    I must have been holding a lot of water. Pretty large drop in weight over 2 days.

    Normally I'd be at the gym right now. I forgot to put my clothing and towels in the dryer when I woke up I'll be going this afternoon instead.

    Today's Diet
    Today will be around 3000 kcal.

    2 Week Review Of Pro-Anabol

    Positive Effects
    • After 6-7 days my muscles were much fuller and harder. Almost like a 24/7 pump. VERY nice effect. Not from shedding water either, PA seems to have no effect on that.
    • Strength is increasing rapidly.
    • Hypertrophy is good to very good. Delts have just exploded. Unflexed my arms are the same but flexed they're MUCH larger. Lats have gotten wider.
    • Increased mind-muscle connection. I have a much better connection to my lats that started around day 6-7 (same time as fullness). I can feel them much better than before.
    • Increased vasularity. Veins on my right bicep are popping that weren't even showing up before.
    • Minor increase in libido.

    Side Effects
    • Significant increase in body acne on shoulders, upper back, and chest.
    • Minor increase in face acne.
    • If taken close to bed it makes falling asleep difficult.
    • Increased sweating. I sweat like CRAZY at the gym now.

    Measurement Increases
    (unchanged measurements left out)
    • Chest (flexed): +0.25"
    • Shoulders: +0.75"
    • Neck: +0.375"
    • L Bicep (flexed): +0.25"
    • R Bicep (flexed): +0.125" (possible mismeasurement on first day, seems like a bigger increase to me)
    • Forearms: +0.25"
    • Thighs: +0.25"
    • Calves: +0.125"


    I'm very happy with PA so far. Not only does it work well for a bulk but with the increase in fullness and vascularity I think it would be a GREAT for contest prep. I can't wait to see how the next 2 weeks go

    Pre-workout Nutrition / Supplementation

    T-15 min
    1 scoop Purple Wraath in 12-14oz water


    Workout

    Squats
    225x6
    225x6

    Standing Machine Calf Raise
    300x6
    300x6

    Lying Leg Curl
    150x2
    140x3

    Leg Extensions
    140x6

    Flat Bench
    155x6
    155x6

    Chins
    BW x 6 (wide)
    BW x 6 (narrow)

    Barbell Shrugs
    315x6
    315x6

    Seated BB Press (behind neck)
    105x6
    105x6

    EZ Bar Curl
    90x6
    90x6

    Lying Tricep Extensions
    80x6

    Decline Situps
    x30

    Steep Decline Crunches
    x50

    Standing Rope Crunch
    50x25

    Ab Crunch Machine
    115x15
    105x15
    95x15


    Post-workout Nutrition / Supplementation
    40g WMS
    1/2 banana
    13g hydrolyzed whey (yields 10g protein)
    12g hydrolyzed casein (yields 10g protein)
    ~1.5g dicreatine malate
    ~1.5g creatine gluconate

    Strength
    [*****]
    Strength was up again.

    Stamina / Endurance
    [*****]
    About average.

    Energy / Focus
    [*****]
    Average.

    Pumps / Vascularity
    [*****]
    Still feeling solid from PA.

    Recovery
    [*****]
    No DOMs.

    Other Observations / Comments
    I ate lunch with friends which took much longer than expected. I didn't get to the gym until around 5:00PM. At least it was dead since it was a Sunday.


  8. Weight:
    153.4 lbs (-0.8 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    Worked on one of my personal websites all day. Learned quite a few new things in Photoshop. I got the basic design done but none of the content. Let me know what you think!

    I took a 45 min walk along the Erie canal this afternoon. It's 2 min from my house and an excellent place to walk, bike, or rollerblade.

    Today's Diet
    Will come out right on target, around 2500 kcal.


  9. Weight:
    153.2 lbs (-1 lb since start)

    Today's Diet
    Right on target, 3000 kcal.

    Pre-workout Nutrition / Supplementation

    T-15 min
    1 scoop Purple Wraath in 12-14oz water


    Workout

    7:30 warm up run, 0.83 miles

    Leg Press
    600x6
    600x6

    Standing Machine Calf Raises
    305x6
    305x6

    SLDL
    245x6
    255x6

    Barbell Shrugs
    315x6
    315x6

    Dips
    Couldn't do them, weight belt was missing Did 2 sets of incline DBs instead.

    Incline DB Press
    65x6
    65x6

    Bent Rows
    165x6
    165x6

    Seated Dumbbell Press
    50x6
    50x6

    Dumbbell Curl
    50x6 (poor form)

    Barbell Preacher Curls
    65x6

    Tricep Kickbacks
    45x6 (poor form)

    Decline Situps
    x30

    Steep Decline Crunches
    x50

    Rope Crunch
    80x15
    80x15
    80x15


    Post-workout Nutrition / Supplementation
    40g WMS
    1/2 banana
    13g hydrolyzed whey (yields 10g protein)
    12g hydrolyzed casein (yields 10g protein)
    ~1.5g dicreatine malate
    ~1.5g creatine gluconate

    Strength
    [*****]
    No noticable increase.

    Stamina / Endurance
    [*****]
    Stamina was a bit above average. Probably due to fewer reps.

    Energy / Focus
    [*****]
    Average. I had to try hard to focus because there were 2 hot chicks doing some sort of ball humping exercise.

    Pumps / Vascularity
    [*****]
    Still feeling solid from PA.

    Recovery
    [*****]
    Little bit of soreness in my hams and traps. Didn't interfere with anything though.

    Other Observations / Comments
    Today is day 3 of JW.

    Pretty poor form on DB curls and kickbacks. I may do rope curls to try to improve my form. I'm also going to try close reverse grip bench next time for tris.

    Had a nice short thunderstorm earlier today. The temp dropped 14 degrees in about 10 minutes. It was nice to cool off.


  10. Weight:
    154.8 lbs (+0.6 lb since start)

    Off Day

    Wow, I feel awesome today! It's great to be lifting heavy again. I have some soreness in my traps, upper back, delts, and glutes. Muscle fullness is ridiculous! I think my upper back is the hardest it has ever been. Biceps are so full and hard that it hurts a little to flex.

    A week and a half left to this bottle of PA. I'm watching the double dose logs closely. I may have to try that as part of my contest prep next year.

    Today's Diet
    Will be 2500 kcal as planned.


  11. Weight:
    154.2 lbs (same as start)

    Today's Diet
    Decided to drop it down a lot this afternoon. Had my normal large breakfast, PWO shake, and 3rd meal. After that I cut all of my meals down to around 200 kcal, mostly protein. Total for the day comes around 2100 kcal.

    Pre-workout Nutrition / Supplementation

    T-15 min
    1 scoop Purple Wraath in 12-14oz water


    Workout

    7:30 warm up run, 0.83 miles

    30 decline situps
    20 pushups
    40 decline crunches

    Squats
    235x6
    235x6

    Standing Machine Calf Raise
    310x6
    310x6

    Lying Leg Curl
    140x6

    Leg Extensions
    145x6

    Flat Bench
    160x6
    160x6 (PR)

    Pull-ups
    BW x 6 (wide)
    BW x 6 (narrow)
    (weight belt still missing, grrrr)

    Barbell Shrugs
    315x6
    315x6

    Seated BB Press (behind neck)
    110x6
    110x6

    EZ Bar Curl
    90x6
    90x6
    (form a bit better than last time)

    Lying Tricep Extensions
    80x6
    (form improved)

    Steep Decline Crunches
    x50

    Ab Crunch Machine
    110x15
    110x15
    100x15


    Post-workout Nutrition / Supplementation
    40g WMS
    1/2 banana
    13g hydrolyzed whey (yields 10g protein)
    12g hydrolyzed casein (yields 10g protein)
    ~1.5g dicreatine malate
    ~1.5g creatine gluconate

    Strength
    [*****]
    Improved. Squats felt great.

    Stamina / Endurance
    [*****]
    Average

    Energy / Focus
    [*****]
    Average

    Pumps / Vascularity
    [*****]
    Wow! After my warm up run my legs were feeling pumped and rock hard, it was pretty crazy. 6 pull-ups was enough to give me some really nice lat pumps. Chest was full and pumped. Very good all around!

    Recovery
    [*****]
    Recovery is down. Still had some soreness in traps, upper back, and biceps. Nothing that interfered with the workout.

    Other Observations / Comments
    Really good workout today. My MMC was much improved today. During squats I was feeling my quads a lot more than normal. By the end of the workout I could feel most of my muscles better than ever. During the eccentric movement on curls my biceps felt awesome, hard to describe.

    I don't know if it's PA just getting better and better or JW kicking in but I'm loving it


  12. Weight:
    153.4 lbs (-0.8 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    Finally listed my remaining DVD collection for sale on eBay here. Everyone should bid it up so I'll have money for my first PH cycle later this year

    Some slight soreness in my traps and upper back. It's just the right amount to feel great

    I'll be taking a 1 hour walk later this evening.

    Today's Diet
    Will come in around 2100 kcal with 200+ g protein. Tomorrow will also be around 2100 kcal and then Sunday will be back to 3500 kcal on workout days and 3000 kcal on off days.


  13. Weight:
    152.4 lbs (-1.8 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    I did a lot of stuff around the house today, cleaning and such. Ended up doing no cardio.

    Today's Diet
    Around 2500 kcal. My roommate made up some excellent venison burgers so not sure of the exact totals.


  14. Weight:
    152.4 lbs (-1.8 lbs since start)

    Feeling the infamous JW lethargy. Too much stuff to get done to give in

    Workout coming in a few hours.

    Today's Diet
    Will be back at 3500 kcal.

  15. Pre-workout Nutrition / Supplementation

    T-15 min
    1 scoop Purple Wraath in 12-14oz water


    Workout

    5 min warm up jog

    30 decline situps
    20 pushups
    50 decline crunches

    Leg Press
    620x6
    620x6

    Standing Machine Calf Raises
    315x6
    315x6

    Barbell Shrugs
    320x6
    320x6

    Seated Dumbbell Press
    52.5x6
    52.5x6

    SLDL
    265x6
    265x6

    Incline DB Press
    65x6
    65x6

    Bent Rows
    175x6
    175x6

    Cable Curl
    52.5x6

    Barbell Preacher Curls
    70x6

    Close Grip Bench
    95x9
    115x6

    Rope Crunch
    70x25 (standing)
    80x15
    80x15


    Post-workout Nutrition / Supplementation
    40g WMS
    1 banana
    13g hydrolyzed whey (yields 10g protein)
    12g hydrolyzed casein (yields 10g protein)
    ~1.5g dicreatine malate
    ~1.5g creatine gluconate

    Strength
    [***--]
    Up a little.

    Stamina / Endurance
    [***--]
    Average

    Energy / Focus
    [***--]
    Average considering how I ate (see below).

    Pumps / Vascularity
    [****-]
    Arms felt awesome at the end. Cable curls were much better for me than DB curls. Less strain on the wrist, near perfect form.

    Recovery
    [***--]
    No DOMS.

    Other Observations / Comments
    I tried something a little different today. In a thread on DA dinoiii suggested eating no sooner than 2 hours before working out. Normally I eat about an hour beforehand. In the past I've felt dizzy, hungry, and weak when waiting that long. I haven't done it in a while so I wanted to see how it would be. Everything started out fine. By half way through I was feeling weak and uneasy, a bit like being hypo. I still pushed through it though. After 2 or 3 sets I was feeling normal again. Just for kicks I checked my blood sugar when I got home, it was 82 mg/dL (normal). I'll stick with eating 1 hour before from now on.

    I changed my ratings slightly so those who have colors turned off can see it properly.


  16. Weight:
    155.8 lbs (+1.6 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    Weight up quite a bit, mostly from water. I decided to eat big last night. Ate a whole chicken (minus the skin), some granola, sesame sticks, plus some other stuff

    So far the JW lethargy hasn't been that bad. I didn't wake up to piss last night which is extremely unusual (the water retention probably helped there). When I woke up this morning I was feeling pretty sluggish until I ate breakfast. Since then I've been fine.

    Today's Diet
    Aiming for 3000 kcal but being flexible. May be a little higher.


  17. Weight:
    158.4 lbs (+4.2 lbs since start)

    Weight shot up a lot today. I ate some junk food last night, the last for a long time.

    Today's Diet
    Will be 3300 kcal. From now on I'll be eating 3300 kcal on workout days and 2900 kcal on off days.

    Pre-workout Nutrition / Supplementation

    T-15 min
    1 scoop Purple Wraath in 12-14oz water


    Workout

    5 min warm up jog

    20 decline situps
    30 decline crunches

    Squats
    245x6
    245x6

    Rotary Calf
    180x7
    190x6
    (can do more, first time doing it in a while)

    Lying Leg Curl
    145x3
    140x3

    Leg Extensions
    150x6

    Flat Bench
    165x6
    165x6 (PR)

    Pull-ups
    BW x 6 (wide)
    BW x 7 (narrow)
    (weight belt still missing, grrrr)

    Hammer Strength Shrugs (standing)
    135x6
    135x6
    (first time doing these, could do more weight)

    Seated BB Press (behind neck)
    115x6
    115x6 (PR)

    EZ Bar Cable Curl
    90x6
    100x6

    Cable Pushdowns (Rope)
    80x6

    Ab Crunch Machine
    drop sets
    115x10
    110x15
    105x15
    100x15
    95x15


    Post-workout Nutrition / Supplementation
    40g dextrose
    1 banana
    13g hydrolyzed whey (yields 10g protein)
    12g hydrolyzed casein (yields 10g protein)
    ~1.5g dicreatine malate
    ~1.5g creatine gluconate

    Strength
    [****-]
    Continues to improve. Hit some PRs today.

    Stamina / Endurance
    [***--]
    Average

    Energy / Focus
    [***--]
    Average

    Pumps / Vascularity
    [****-]
    I continue to be amazed at how easily I get pumped now. One heavy set of 6 is all it takes. Lats and upper back are feeling awesome as I type this, pumped, hard, and tight!

    Recovery
    [***--]
    Some minor DOMS, not noticeable once I started lifting.

    Other Observations / Comments
    Good workout. I'm using a bit too much back in my squats but they're improving. I'm focusing hard on keeping as straight as possible but it isn't working well.

    EZ Cable curls were awesome. MUCH easier to keep proper form than regular BB curls. I'll probably be sticking with them for a while.

    I switched a few other exercises as well. I did rotary calves instead of standing raises because I maxed the standing machine out. I wanted to try the Hammer Strength shrugs to see how different they would be. I like them a lot. I don't need to use straps on them because it keeps hands facing in. I'm a bit short for it though, next time I'll have to find the block of wood.

    I decided to switch up WMS for dextrose. I started using WMS around the same time as PA and want to see if it made any difference vs PA's effects. I'll be sticking with dextrose through next week.


  18. Weight:
    156.6 lbs (+2.4 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    I was eating too much before. I'm not happy with how much fat I've gained. By cutting back my diet to just over maintenance I hope to eliminate further fat gains. After I'm done with JW I'll be cutting for a few weeks.

    This afternoon I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I went for a 20 min shirtless jog with tanning lotion on. When I got back I sweat was pouring off me so I don't know how much of the lotion actually stayed on but I did tan a little. It's so damned hot out, I wish I had AC

    Today's Diet
    Today will come around 2900 kcal.


  19. Weight:
    157.0 lbs (+2.8 lbs since start)

    Last night I forgot to take JW until right before bed. I fell asleep right away but slept very lightly. I guess that's good though because rain woke me up at 2AM and my car windows were down. Ended up tossing and turning a bit later on in the night. I don't know if JW is to blame. I'll try taking it right before bed some other night. No lethargy upon waking in the morning.

    Today's Diet
    Today will be around 3200 kcal.

    Pre-workout Nutrition / Supplementation

    T-15 min
    1 scoop Purple Wraath in 12-14oz water


    Workout

    7 min warm up run

    30 decline situps
    20 pushups
    50 decline crunches

    Leg Press
    630x6
    630x6 (PR)

    Rotary Calf
    205x6
    205x6

    Barbell Shrugs
    320x6
    320x6

    Seated Dumbbell Press
    52.5x6
    52.5x6

    SLDL
    265x6
    265x6
    (Would have gone higher but back was a little sore. Will go up next time.)

    Incline DB Press
    70x5.5
    70x5

    Bent Rows
    180x6
    180x6 (PR)

    Cable Curl
    60x6

    Barbell Preacher Curls
    70x6

    Close Grip Bench
    115x7
    125x6

    Rope Crunch
    85x15
    85x15
    80x15


    Post-workout Nutrition / Supplementation
    40g dextrose
    1/2 banana
    13g hydrolyzed whey (yields 10g protein)
    12g hydrolyzed casein (yields 10g protein)
    ~1.5g dicreatine malate
    ~1.5g creatine gluconate

    Strength
    [****-]
    Strength was up again. Hit more PRs today.

    Stamina / Endurance
    [****-]
    Bit above average. Less rest needed.

    Energy / Focus
    [****-]
    Both a little higher today.

    Pumps / Vascularity
    [***--]
    Great just like they have been for the past week or 2.

    Recovery
    [**---]
    Back was sore from squats on Tuesday. I knew I was bending too much despite trying not to.

    Other Observations / Comments
    Pretty good workout, above average. Leg presses can go higher again next time. I'm liking cable curls a LOT more than DB curls. No wrist pain at all. I think I'm going to start doing wrist curls to bring up their strength.

    I have 2 weeks left to this cycle of HST. Full body workouts have been great for me but I want to switch it up. I've started planning my new workout. It will most likely be a 3 day on 1 off routine. I'll be hitting everything twice per week that way. Each day will be different exercises (eg leg day 1 will focus on quads, leg day 2 will focus on hams). I'll post more details when I come up with them

  20. Great Log so far DD! Nice work!


  21. Weight:
    156.6 lbs (+2.4 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    Weight down slightly from yesterday. If weight drops again tomorrow I'll increase my off days to 3000 kcal and workout days to 3500 kcal.

    No lethargy today Only a few days left on PA. Full review with measurements and pictures will follow!

    Today's Diet
    Will be ~2900 kcal.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by thewilman View Post
    Great Log so far DD! Nice work!
    Thanks!

  23. Have you noticed a difference in your between sets recovery?
    M.Ed. Ex Phys



  24. Weight:
    156.4 lbs (+2.2 lbs since start)

    Off Day

    Weight down again I'm bumping calories up starting today. On a positive note it seems that my stomach fat may have decreased. I'll know for sure when I do measurements on Tuesday for my final PA review. I can't believe it has been 4 weeks already!

    HST recommends eccentrics for the final 2 weeks but that's not doable for most exercises since I workout alone. Instead I'll be doing drop sets. I'm planning on doing one drop set per exercise consisting of 3-4 drops with minimal rest. I've never done them before so I'll see how that goes and take it from there.

    Today's Diet
    Going to a BBQ tonight. I adjusted the rest of my meals to leave 700 kcal available to hit 3000 kcal total for the day but I'll probably go a little over. No worries, need to makeup for the weight lost over the past few days.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Have you noticed a difference in your between sets recovery?
    Not really. I only do 2 sets per exercise though so I have no idea if it helps with 3+ sets like most people do.
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