Dang, shred-xs hardcore nailed me again!
I'm sitting here putting together and burning in a server for a friend (8gb of ram!) its 1pm, and I smell something that smells good. My wife started cooking a frozen pizza, garlic and chicken. I just realized that I haven't eaten a damn thing all day so far since waking up at 7 and taking shred and my other supps. Amazing really, had no hunger at all, and even now I still don't, just the smell of roasted garlic makes me drool
mmmmm, roasted garlic!
iForce INTIMIDATE Log/Review
looking good man! nice log! have you noticed any strength lose or is it the same?
Strength has actually gone up slightly, no losses at all. And from measurements with calipers my LBM seems to have stayed the same (160-161lbs) as I continue to just loose fat
Well, today was the last day, both of my 12 week Body For Life challenge as well as for the bottle of Shred-XS Hardcore. I ended at 197 lbs. Shred and then Shred hardcore were both very helpful parts of the process.
Hardcore was a very different style supplement than regular Shred. The energy level was noticeably higher, and it also gave greater focus + agression. Also, my appetite was completely crushed for the first 5-6 hours after each dose. I regularly forgot to eat over the last 3 weeks, and didn't realize it for hours.
In the 3 weeks of taking Hardcore, I only lost 3 lbs, but truthfully, thats not all bad. I say "only" as I had been pretty regularly at 2lbs a week. The problem is that not only did I start just before my vacation (which its never easy to keep on even a schedule while on vaca), but also I lost a bit of motivation at the end. Even when I started the shred, it was 3 weeks to go, and 15lbs to reach my goal. So although I enjoyed the week in Hawaii quite a bit I came back and realized that I wasn't going to hit my goal. So I was a little bummed, a little less careful with my diet, and not so motivated to do more than 1/2 hr of cardio.
The fact that I still lost that 3 pounds is a pretty strong testament to the effectiveness of Shred-XS Hardcore. I look back and wish I had been able to take it earlier I believe I would have been closer to my goal, or possibly made it, had I something like Shred-XS Hardcore from the start. Also, I would say that I probably did a bit of fat reallocation as well, as the change in my waist in the 3 weeks was greater than would make sense from just loosing 3 lbs. I'd estimate about .75-1.25 " in that time, which is more like i'd expect from 6 pounds of loss.
Now that I am in what I would call grasping range of my goal (10ish lbs), I think I would reserve any additional Shred-XS Hardcore usage for the future, after a bulk. Even with 12 lbs to loose, I plan to do it as more a recomp or during an extra lean bulking over the span of the next 3 months. This will require that I can control my diet well as I will be taking in maintenance calories or even slightly higher. Having at least the reminders of hunger will be important for that, given my type of work (computer development). Its very easy to get mentally wrapped into what you are doing, and forget to look at a clock. I've been on a cut for 6 months now, its time to at least eat a little
I would definitely recommend Shred-XS Hardcore for anyone who either has a really steep weight loss goal, or who wants to try and loose a fair amount fast. The appetite supression alone would make a huge difference for anyone who has problems with that. and the energy levels it gives WITHOUT any food is amazing. I may even pick up a bottle for those days where I need an extra energy kick. I'll just have to make sure I set an alarm to go off every 3 hours to remind me to eat
Great log and final review, bro! Glad you enjoyed both Shred-XS and its hardcore counterpart. I'd like to offer a big thanks on behalf of everyone at MST. I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors, and in reaching all of your bodybuilding dreams!
iForce INTIMIDATE Log/Review
Very nice progress Easy, I know how brutal cutting down can be with a crap ton of cardio. I had the problem of stimulant/fatburners making me super hungry when on a cal deficit . There would be days where I could eat real clean, all day with low carbs but come night time I couldn't help myself and would beign out on carbs and peanut butter....ummmm