Neovar log (sponsored)
- 09-17-2007, 12:25 AM
Neovar log (sponsored)
*I have no ties to Applied Nutriceuticals, they just provided me a month of neovar in return for a log. I hope to give a good and honest review of this product.
My 1 month goals:
overhead squat, 10 rep: 85 (+20 pounds)
1RM bench: 250 (+25 pounds)
Body fat: drop 1%
overall goal: recomp and get strong.
(what I will use to gauge effectiveness)
DL max: --------315
waist (at navel): -35.5"
mil press 2RM----135
Rack pull 3RM --- 275
I am hoping to get some sort of comparison between neovar and kreacepsXS. I ran a 2 month log that I just completed using RPM, kreaceps, and incarnate. I will keep everything besides the creatines as similar as possible. Swell is going to be my source for BA instead of incarnate, and I am using bulk super cissus.
so my log has changed in this fashion:
Standard supplement dosing:
swell first thing
protein shake (w/ 1cup oats, miracle greens, blueberries, milk, cinnamon)
protein shake with 1 cup oats and a small amount of fruit and milk
1) Military press variation (pick one and stick with it a while, usually work up to something heavy for a single, but can do rep work if you're feeling beat up, do not "max" out on this day, try to always leave 10lbs in the tank)
a) Standing military press
b) Seated military press
c) Seated military press off pins in the squat rack (singles only)
2) DB flat bench for reps (2-3 sets, keep it very easy, just getting in volume)
3) Lat exercise, your choice
4) Lat exercise, your choice
5) Something for upper back -rear delts in particular (bent over raises, reverse pec dec, etc)
1) Main movement (pick one, and work up to heavy single, double or triple)
a) Squat (wide, narrow, low, high)
b) Deadlift (sumo, conventional, rack pulls)
2) Accessory work, rep range 3-20
b) leg press
3) Low back
a) Pull throughs
4) Abs (I prefer rope pull down abs on this day to unload the back)
1) Bench, max effort, pick 1, work up to heavy single double or triple:
a) 3 second pause bench (competition grip or pinky on the ring, these you ALWAYS just do singles with)
b) Heavy triples
c) Close grip (pinky on rings)
d) Competition grip (index finger on the ring)
e) Any of the above with mini bands attached***
2) Board work if possible (1-2 board, rep range from 1-5 reps), if not, incline or decline for reps (3-20)
3) If doing board work, then do incline or decline, if not doing board work, pushdowns or skull crushers for higher reps.
4) Upper back
Friday is fun, do what you want. NEVER fail on a secondary exercise; always leave just a little in the tank. If you fail on the first exercise, make sure it's for no other reason than the weight was just too heavy that particular day! If you are a crack head and worry that you're not getting enough volume, you can either up the reps on the secondary exercises, *OR* after you max out on exercise #1, drop back down to about 90% and do a few reps there, again, DO NOT HIT FAILURE.
cliff notes: I was once a dedicated BB'er and athlete, and have been sedentary for about 4 years. I started getting off my ass again about 5 months ago.
So I'm no stranger to the gym, but my body had forgotten a lot of what it used to know. Also I have changed my routine and eating habits a lot from what I used to do back then. Before it was all isolation movements and body builder splits, now it is a lot of compounds and low reps, and now I'm not scared to eat to support the muscle growth.
Not very high, I am skeptical of CEE, but excited to give it a try for the first time with an open mind.
- 09-17-2007, 12:30 AM
- 09-17-2007, 12:33 AM
very nice log. good luck! Ill be here to check in from time to time as I too am very skeptical of CEE.
09-17-2007, 12:33 AM
DAY 1, saturday
Took my standard dosing. Woke up a little rough from the night before, and had to work 9-5 in my second job (I watch a store for some friends when they need it on saturdays). Went to the gym afterwards for a bench day. Nothing to note about the workout, but afterwards I noticed a fairly intense feeling of being heavily stimd after taking my post workout neovar. Guessing this was just the RPM kicking in different from before
Flat BB bench
last BB day ---- today
8 x 135 --- 8 x 135
3x195 --- 5x 195
3 x205 --- 3 x 205
2 x 210 --- 3 x 210
2 x 215 --- 3x 215
----------- 2x 220
(saw some decent gains on flat bench)
10 x 135 ----- 12x 135
8 x 155 ------ 8 x 155
7 x 175 ------- 8 x145
50 on small (concentration) bar x 9 x 8 x 7
09-17-2007, 12:38 AM
Day 2 (sunday)
non workout day, played in the yard.
I actually noticed the slight shortness of breath again after taking the neovar at night. Going to continue to take note of this, and hope it goes away (it isn't bad enough at this point to worry me).
No other updates.
Thanks for the kind words impreziv and cellardude !
09-17-2007, 04:46 AM
Good luck, nice detail. Hope the shortness of breathe thing works out for ya.
Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative
09-17-2007, 01:33 PM
I took 2 RPM this morning as I do sometimes when I'm having a really bad morning, along with neovar, and my morning routine. Holy crap was I hyped up. I don't know whats causing it, but its definitely a stronger stimd feeling than before neovar was added.
Well I said I would post photos, so here they are. I took them this afternoon. I know I'm still soft, and I have lots of work ahead of me, but if you saw the photos from 2-3 months ago you would be very impressed.
If someone wants to take a stab at what my "real" bf% is, that would be nice.
09-17-2007, 10:19 PM
9/17 DAY 3
my pics scared everyone off
I was exhausted after work, but made it to the gym after 3 RPM and felt really good while I was there. In fact I felt like I could have stayed there all night. Best I have felt in a long while.
Seated MIL PRESS
95 x 6---- 95x8
115 x 3---
125 x 3----125x3
130 x 3----130x3
135 x 2---- 135x3
140 x 1---- 140x2
Seated row (wide triangle bar ...trapezoid bar? )
weighted pull ups, wide bent grip
+10 x 5--- +20 x 4
+10 x 5--- +20 x 3
+10 x 4--- +20 x 3
bent delt raises
25s x 6 --- 20s x 8
25s x 6 --- 25s x 6
25s x 5 --- 25s x 5
some ab work
I had to leave to pick up some groceries, otherwise I was ready for some cardio....maybe tomorrow.
saw some slight improvement, reps went up in mil press, and form was better on bent delt raises (I felt a lot stronger on these, even though you can't see it in the weight). Endurance was excellent.
right arm: 14 13/16
09-17-2007, 10:29 PM
09-17-2007, 11:02 PM
1 cup oats
= 50-70 carbs
post workout, usually I have another shake, and then dinner a half hour later. Dinner tonight was some rice and chickpea curry.
adding the oats to the shake is a new thing for me. I'm hesitant to be adding extra carbs to my diet, but I want to give neovar a fair chance.
09-17-2007, 11:06 PM
Chickpea curry eh? That sounds nice, a red curry or yellow? My real favorite is lamb shank red curry.
09-17-2007, 11:12 PM
Thanks, tomorrow night I'll use fruit juice instead and see how it works. I have a few jars of apple juice on hand.
Red curry, it was pretty good.
09-18-2007, 10:33 AM
What are your primary goals? Gaining muscle? Loosing fat? If your looking for muscle with little concern about fat loss, I wouldn't change a thing. If it's fat loss you seek (while retaining muscle of course), you will need to stay away from simple sugars...even post workout.
Post your primary goals and typical diet and I'll be able to give better recommendations.
The log looks great Johnyq! Excellent detail!
09-18-2007, 10:43 AM
As long as I continue recomping, I'm happy. To me that means staying at approximately the same weight as I am now (or losing some, either way).
I may or may not try and cut later this year, but the steady changes I'm seeing to my body have kept me happy.
That is my primary goal, and it is long term.
For this log, my goal is strength, as tested by 1RM bench, and 10RM overhead squat (some endurance required there as well), but I have to be mindful of my main goal of recomping.
I hope that is clear, and thank you for the feedback
09-18-2007, 10:52 AM
09-18-2007, 11:00 AM
You may also try and avoid carbs at all other meals EXCEPT those when your taking Neovar. Try to NEVER mix a high carb meal with a higher fat meal...it should be either or...not both. I would also suggest trying to take Neovar earlier in the day as to avoid eating your high carb meals in the evening. (try and intake little to no carbs at night)
Based on my experience working with others that have your body type, these recommendations will give you the best results on a recomp. Others may have varying thoughts.
Good luck and keep us posted! I'll be following this log!
09-18-2007, 11:15 AM
Keep in mind as you proceed..... You may not need to ADD extra carbs in...... instead you may be able to alter your Neovar dosing times to fit the carbs you already take in.
09-18-2007, 11:18 AM
Thanks! I suppose I can track my diet here as well, if you ever have the time, input would be appreciated. I guess thats going to keep my weekends a little more honest
09-18-2007, 11:28 AM
09-18-2007, 11:28 AM
09-18-2007, 11:40 AM
09-18-2007, 12:16 PM
Good log so far! Keep up the good work. Should be starting mine Monday!.
09-18-2007, 03:06 PM
09-18-2007, 03:06 PM
By eating ONLY complex carbs with protein, and not adding anything high in fat your still keeping blood sugar stable and allowing your body to burn the carbs for energy. If you had added a fatty food to that, your body would most likely store it as fat. (I'm referring to a high carb meal...like Johnyq will be eating when he takes Neovar)
You have to consider what your body is doing with the food you consume. It's either using it for energy, repairing (building) muscle, storing it as glycogen, etc...or, if it finds no use and stores it as fat...EVEN IF it's glycemicly correct. In other words, even if you eat a meal high in fat and high in carbs that keeps your insulin level 100% stable...you still can, and will, store much of the carbs and fat from that meal as body fat if your body can't use them.
Now, if your talking about a BALANCED meal...not a high carb meal (and this is what I assume Scivation is referring to)...then I tend to agree. A combination of low to moderate complex carbs with low to moderate healthy fats is ideal. This gives your body a balance of macro nutrients but not an overload of calories...meaning it will use both the carbs and fat for energy, etc...leaving none to be stored as body fat. This is assuming you limit the total calories in each meal of course. You still run the risk of storing the meal as body fat if you eat an excess of calories from carbs and fat. (as explained above)
For Johnyq's situation, I would DEFIANTLY NOT mix fatty foods with your high carb meals and keep your carbs complex. That does not mean fat free. Even lean proteins and some complex carbs have some fat in them. (ex. oatmeal has about 2.5 fat grams per 1/2 cup) The goal is to just not add any more than is already in there or any naturally high fat food.
Clear as mud?
09-18-2007, 10:12 PM
09-18-2007, 10:35 PM
9/18 Day 4
(7/31) --- today
135x10 --- 135 x 10
205x5 --- 225 x 5
245x3 --- 245 x 3
265x3 --- 265 x 3
285x3 --- 285 x 3
295x1 --- 295 x 1
Stayed the same in DL
Leg press + super set calves
290 x 10
290 x 10
290 x 10
Went down on leg presses a little bit, but I'm still being protective of a slightly sore knee.
+25 x 12 x 3
9:00 Breakfast :
shake = ON whey + miracle greens + 1 cup oats + blueberries + 1 c milk + 1 tsp cinnamon
3oz salmon steak on spinach salad (with croutons, oil vinaigrette, and broccoli sprouts).
1 cheese stick
1 peach, medium to large
5 30: pre workout
1 slice whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter
8:00 post workout
canned tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread with mustard, brocolli sprouts, spinach, and pepper jack cheese
1 scoop nimbus pudding (last scoop I have )
That was a lot to type out
Felt great at the gym today again, although I tried to do cardio but that is tough on DL day. Weight didn't go up, but it didn't go down either. I haven't been training DLs for basically a month, so I wasn't expecting a lot.
I haven't noticed any more issues with feeling out of breath or heavy heart beats.
I've been reading a book called How we die. Extremely good book for inspiring you to do cardio. Also good for understanding what we all must go through one day, I recommend it.
09-20-2007, 01:46 PM
9/19 Day 5
3 mile jog, felt really good although that was certainly because of the cool weather and huge plate of pasta I had for dinner.
Same as yesterday, except my wife made some homemade whole wheat pasta served with salmon for dinner.
I took the neovar with dinner and with my shake in the morning.
This morning I had an unscheduled low intensity unfed workout. One of my cars is in the body shop, and the 1983 truck I'm driving in the mean time decided not to start this morning. So I got to walk to work
Would have been very enjoyable if I wasn't so late. Its only about a mile and a half.
09-20-2007, 03:25 PM
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