X Factor First Timer!!!
- 10-23-2007, 04:34 PM
X Factor First Timer!!!
As the title states this is I'm going to log X Factor for my first time. Actually this is my first time logging period.
Here's a little bit of backround. I've been lifting for about 4 years. I'm 6 foot and weigh an average of 178 lbs. I'm completely ecto. I did make what I consider one of my biggest mistakes when I first went to college two years ago and that was taking M1-p. I was a stupid freshman listening to people and had no clue what I was taking. I felt great while on it (like I was invincible) but once it was done I as you would probably expect crashed lost all the weight I gained and was down to 165lbs. I did a completely natural bulk last year and went up to 190lbs with just protein supplementation. Then cut down for summer and here I am.
The purpose of this is to add as much lean mass as possible. The same thing everyone says haha. Last year I added too much fat so this year I figure help from a supplement will get me to where I want to be. I hoping to get around 183-185 after the cycle. Should be interesting since I have taking any supplements since the m1-p besides sizeon which was over a year ago august '06
I am currently taking:
ON 100% Whey
Nutra bulk BCAA's
X Factor - 1000 mgs per day
Time to GAIN!!!!
- 10-23-2007, 04:35 PM
Good luck. What does your diet look like??
I am going to trying out XF very soon and I am really looking forward to it.M.Ed. Ex Phys
10-23-2007, 04:39 PM
First day of X Factor! Took my first dose with breakout then took two pre workout followed by one at dinner. I felt awesome during my workout today. Strength was around normal but I just felt great. I'm not really expecting to feel the X factor for at least a week but I think the fact I'm so pumped about taking it is already giving me better
10-23-2007, 05:24 PM
This is the rough list of what I have written down. There are minor variations depending on school and work.
5 egg whites, 1 cup of oatmeal, 8 oz of milk, 1 banana
1 serving of Pro complex gainer... 600 calories 60 grams of protein and i think 75 grams of carbs
1 can of tuna fish and one cup of brown rice
4 oz of ground turkey meat, or chicken, 8 oz milk, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 40 grams ground oats
Whey protein shake 40 grams of protein
2 tbs of peanut butter, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 4 ounces skinless chicken breast
8 oz of lean meat with broccoli or other greens banana, 8 oz milk
Whey protein shake
1 tbs peanut butter and low fat yogurt
10-23-2007, 11:36 PM
Nothing too much to report since it's only day 2. Worked out the legs today and once again felt pretty good in the gym aside from being sore as a mother from yesterday lol.
10-23-2007, 11:39 PM
kill off the tuna. I believe it contains omega 3. try to eat clean as well. Cooking the foods yourself and make sure you avoid olive oil. X-Factor needs a strict diet and plenty of rest. Also, it will take you 1 bottle before any results kick in. make sure you have 2 bottles for the full 50 day cycle. Results kick in around the 2nd bottle. Good luck!
10-23-2007, 11:55 PM
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10-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Today started off horrible...I woke up late for school lost my school ID which I use for food while I'm there from 9-4. Needless to say my diet was a little off today but I made up for it in the gym. I did drop sets for my bi's and tri's and had an amazing pump. I worked out 3 hours ago and my arms are still on fire!!! Can't wait for the X-factor to start kicking in!
10-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Today was a pretty bad day. I did shoulders and back but just had a like of things go wrong through out the day. Lol it was just one of those days! I didnt feel too go going into the gym but I got everything done that I needed to...I'm just glad the weekend is here and I can get some rest cause my I'm feeling really sore lol.
10-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Why no Olive Oil?I thought it was about 70% omega 6's and had only .8gr from Omega 3's per TBS? Please enlighten me Cellar as I may be wrong I just want to clear it up.Originally Posted by Cellardude;1059261.
*See this is why i love our forum here @ AM, I was looking over at bb.com and this would have turned a honest guys log into Flame central.
10-27-2007, 11:04 AM
10-27-2007, 12:39 PM
Really the current FAQ doesn't say anything about that
11. Anything I should avoid while taking X-Factor
NSAIDS are to be ideally avoided due to their direct effects on inhibiting the COX enzyme (central to the mechanism by which X-Factor works). However it may be that taking NSAIDS at certain times is worse than others with respect to muscle building. Certainly if you have an occasional headache and are known to respond to NSAIDs you could probably take the medication without interference.
12. Do I need to eliminate everything that is anti-inflammatory?
No. The only anti-inflammatory in the literature (so far) known to have strong adverse effects on X-Factor's benefit in skeletal muscle are NSAIDs (or its herbal equivalent white willow bark) due to their direct effect on the COX enzyme. Indirect anti-inflammatory products (which many products claim as a side benefit) most likely won’t have a strong effect on what X-Factor does. Actually some of the benefits of arachidonic acid appear to be through reduction of systemic oxidative stress/insulin levels (provided the muscle is active), which ironically may actually reduce COX-2 in non-muscle tissues. So all this stuff can be in the same ballpark.
13. Do I need to avoid fish entirely?
You should still eat fish. We will be investigating the interactions of different levels of fish oil supplementation with X-Factor in the very near future. The good thing is that in some cases the clinical benefits of fish oil appear to be directly tied to increases in cell membrane arachidonic acid. This is good news for the future of this supplement and those that love fish oil.
For now we ask that you limit oily fish intake to three times per week until more is known as far as real life effects in bodybuilders go.
10-27-2007, 01:01 PM
10-30-2007, 02:21 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates I've just been crazy busy!
WOW! Today was an amazing workout. I was so tired throughout the entire day...nearly falling asleep in class lol even my last of the day at 1:00. However, when I popped my two X-factor with my preworkout meal and got into the gym it was on. I had an amazing pump and even got a PR on incline barbell I just felt unstoppable on the incline. I'm going to do some legs tonight so I'll post up and let you know how that went.
10-30-2007, 07:25 PM
10-31-2007, 04:48 PM
11-01-2007, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the replies guys!
Awesome leg workout! I don't know if I'll be able to walk tomorrow. I did squats, some deadlifts, calf raises and leg curls. I even taught some kid how to dealift lol i just cringe every time i see someone lift with their back. GOD! It's awesome when they saw i thought your back was supposed to hurt the next day lol.
Today was a so so workout. I couldn't do my shoulders. I have a bad shoulder and every now and then it acts up so I skipped shoulders but still was able to get my back in.
OFF and my legs are KILLING me!
11-05-2007, 05:29 PM
Ok so I'm back and I was def ready to workout. I took a nice relaxing sunday off after a rough week school wise and felt great today in the gym. Strength seems to be on the rise and I'm also getting hungry more frequently less force feeding myself.
11-05-2007, 05:34 PM
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11-06-2007, 03:27 PM
WOW! I did chest and finally broke a plateau of mine. For the past few months I've been doing 185 and one week i get 12 fine next week it feels so much heavier and i'm lucky to get 10but it has been getting slowly better, however today i destroyed the weights. I went in and did 185 for 10 and felt really confident so I added 10 lbs figuring I would get about 8...ended up getting 10. I got even more confident and added another 10lbs and did that for 7 so needless to say I was feeling great.
A PR last week and breaking through a plateau this week....Thumbs up to X-factor!
11-06-2007, 06:59 PM
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11-07-2007, 07:52 PM
Once again X-factor keeps being great. I'm feeling stronger on most excercises and I have more endurance! I got on the scale this more and I'm actually up to 180lbs while looking slightly leaner!
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