Jjohn tests out the IntraStack!

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  1. DAY 1

    State:

    I was pretty tired as I haven't slept this night. I have no idea why, but I was hearing sounds that woke me up all the time during the night.

    Workout:

    I had a very good workout if you consider the lack of sleep I had. I have to day my eyes were closing by themselves toward the end of the workout lol. But the pumps were impressive. I usually get nothing close to this when I get a bad night's rest.

    Notes:

    Taste is quite different I must admit. It's not the "apple candy" kinda taste. It tastes just like if I'd put an apple in the blender and drink it. Kinda good. I like it


  2. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    DAY 1

    State:

    I was pretty tired as I haven't slept this night. I have no idea why, but I was hearing sounds that woke me up all the time during the night.

    Workout:

    I had a very good workout if you consider the lack of sleep I had. I have to day my eyes were closing by themselves toward the end of the workout lol. But the pumps were impressive. I usually get nothing close to this when I get a bad night's rest.

    Notes:

    Taste is quite different I must admit. It's not the "apple candy" kinda taste. It tastes just like if I'd put an apple in the blender and drink it. Kinda good. I like it
    hey john what were your stats agian? Im intrested in seeing how this works for you.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Cellardude View Post
    hey john what were your stats agian? Im intrested in seeing how this works for you.
    My stats are posted just below my pics.

  4. DAY 2

    State:

    I was feeling a lot better today!

    Workout:

    My workout consisted of 60 mins. of cardio. I skipped it the day before, as I was really tired, so I caught up!

    Notes:

    Not much to note except the really huge surge of energy after my cardio which is surprising. I usually feel tired when I'm done cardio.

  5. DAY 3

    State:

    I was feeling very good, pepped for the workout. I started drinking a chai tea pre workout. Seems to help big time with the mood. I don't use stims at all now, except in tea. I don't even drink coffee anymore. So the chai is my only possible primer

    Workout:

    The workout was leg extensions, leg curls, walking lunges, standing calf raises, and a big dose of abs topped off with a 30 minute walk on the treadmill 4 MPH, 6.0 incline.

    Notes:

    I will need to get a strap for my knees, as I feel the pressure pushing when I do legs. I had to go lighter today because of that . Oh well, it's part of the game!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    DAY 3

    State:

    I was feeling very good, pepped for the workout. I started drinking a chai tea pre workout. Seems to help big time with the mood. I don't use stims at all now, except in tea. I don't even drink coffee anymore. So the chai is my only possible primer

    Workout:

    The workout was leg extensions, leg curls, walking lunges, standing calf raises, and a big dose of abs topped off with a 30 minute walk on the treadmill 4 MPH, 6.0 incline.

    Notes:

    I will need to get a strap for my knees, as I feel the pressure pushing when I do legs. I had to go lighter today because of that . Oh well, it's part of the game!
    Good idea man, a lot of people would have just said screw it than messed it up even more. Where exactly is the pressure?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    Good idea man, a lot of people would have just said screw it than messed it up even more. Where exactly is the pressure?
    It's pretty tough to say, feels like there is pressure inside my right knee. There's pain on top of the knee also. After a few sets the pain diminishes, but it ain't normal. I just get up and have to lean forward to transfer the weight on my butt muscles. I can still do lighter leg extensions though squats are the most painfull. I'm getting straps tonight.

    My knees always have "cracked" since I'm 5 yrs old, just like my dad, so this is genetics. But this kind of pain ain't normal...

  8. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    It's pretty tough to say, feels like there is pressure inside my right knee. There's pain on top of the knee also. After a few sets the pain diminishes, but it ain't normal. I just get up and have to lean forward to transfer the weight on my butt muscles. I can still do lighter leg extensions though squats are the most painfull. I'm getting straps tonight.

    My knees always have "cracked" since I'm 5 yrs old, just like my dad, so this is genetics. But this kind of pain ain't normal...
    Yea your probably fine but just be careful man. I am always a little weary when the inside of my knee hurts when I apply pressure when its bended (squats, leg press) just because the mcl is always in the back of my mind with those symptoms (like a sprain or something.) Sounds like you got it under control though.

    What brand straps you thinking of getting?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    Yea your probably fine but just be careful man. I am always a little weary when the inside of my knee hurts when I apply pressure when its bended (squats, leg press) just because the mcl is always in the back of my mind with those symptoms (like a sprain or something.) Sounds like you got it under control though.

    What brand straps you thinking of getting?
    I was thinking of regular straps at the local supp store. I think it's Grizzly brand. Is there anything better?

  10. Depending on how intense you want them I personally would recommend these (I haven't used knee wraps yet but I use Inzer's belts and they are top notch in all categories.)

    Inzer Advanced Designs

    APT Gear

  11. Thanks a lot man. Much appreciated.

  12. Everything looks good, just be a little weary with the knee thing man. That's the last thing you need is to set yourself back, just be smart bro, you know how to do it.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    Thanks for the support guys!

    Also, just a FYI, I will be doing cardio 30 mins ed from tomorrow, as I want to get rid of this bump. I am on a bulking diet, and intense training, that should drain me and get me closer to overtraining, so we'll see how I react when I incorporate the stack in
    I would think this stack would be great for not allowing you to reach this point! BA is great at building up endurance so I think in a week or two youll just hit this never ending energy spot when the BA has been flowing for a lil bit... Ive taken BA in bulk form and with another companies preworkout mix and been very impressed with what it did for me, Im sure that AEN has done this right and you should see some awesome results from this.

    Good luck bro. poops is subbededededed.thumbsup:

  14. DAY 5

    State:

    Oh man I was tired today! I did 10 hours of road yesterday and it was quite long!

    Workout:

    Impressively, the workout was awesome. I even had a gym buddy tell me I got bigger! I was tired as hell on top of that, so I am sure the pumps from these are noticeable not just by me, but by others!

    Notes:

    I just did an afternoon nap after my workout (3 hrs of nap lol) and now I'm feeling a lot better!! This product is already really cool!

  15. Compliments by others always help reassure what we think in our heads


    Good idea with that nap man, I might go hit one now lol

  16. Quote Originally Posted by DaveGabe24 View Post
    Compliments by others always help reassure what we think in our heads


    Good idea with that nap man, I might go hit one now lol
    I'm glad you and all the others are following

  17. DAY 6

    State:

    I did a good 45 minutes of cardio! I was so "into it" I didn't want to stop once I started on the treadmill. Now this is what I call an endurance boost!

    Workout:

    The workout was just cardio today. Terrific!

    Notes:

    I was feeling great all day. I will post a few pics I did with a friend of mine soon.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    DAY 6

    State:

    I did a good 45 minutes of cardio! I was so "into it" I didn't want to stop once I started on the treadmill. Now this is what I call an endurance boost!

    Workout:

    The workout was just cardio today. Terrific!

    Notes:

    I was feeling great all day. I will post a few pics I did with a friend of mine soon.
    When cardio becomes a breeze (and enjoyable to the point where you don't want to stop) I find it makes everything else so much easier (mood, stress levels, so on.)

  19. Quote Originally Posted by OCCFan023 View Post
    When cardio becomes a breeze (and enjoyable to the point where you don't want to stop) I find it makes everything else so much easier (mood, stress levels, so on.)
    Oh yeah. That's so true. Once you do that little bit of cardio, you feel so much better!

  20. I have a feeling that feeling of not wanting to stop on the cardio is going to stick around for a while IA + IXL really makes cardio out to be a joke.

    Lookin forward to the pics John (strong nh)

  21. Here are a few pics
    Thay look a lot better in b&w but I don't have em here.










  22. DAY 7

    State:

    I was feeling just okay. My workout was so-so this time compared to the other ones. But tonight I will get these arms BLOWN UP!

    Workout:

    I did some cardio as well as my upper body today. Pretty good workout!

    Notes:

    I ate a full tub of Ben & Jerry's and a big portobello mushroom from Quizno's. I felt like I really had to cheat. And cheated I did. These goodies went right in!

  23. Lookin solid man. Even on off-days cardio is a joke with this stack

  24. Quote Originally Posted by DaveGabe24 View Post
    Lookin solid man. Even on off-days cardio is a joke with this stack
    Thanks for the support buddy!!

  25. Quote Originally Posted by jjohn View Post
    Thanks for the support buddy!!
    No doubt, we're right around the same age, size, and strength...it's like supporting myself lol
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