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    Hey guys. * Ryan here.

    I've decided to embark on a journey to a new physique. *:P

    I've always been much more of a stalker then a typer here so I know you guys a lot more then you know me. I've learned a lot and finally have my life situated to a point where I can concentrate the proper effort in my health and the gym.

    I'm currently 172lbs 5'11 and I'd say the mirror test puts me at 13-15% body fat.

    I've been training off and on for the last 5 years, unfortunately the last 18 months I've probably only seen the inside of a gym 5 times

    In the last month I've been back hardcore and loving it. I've gained about 4lbs of muscle and lost probably 6lbs of fat. *Not too shabby, but things always come easy when your bodys been dormant.

    I was a personal trainer for a little while and my old workout buddy was a competitive body builder who owned a gym, so I'd say I'm pretty advanced when it comes to the actual workouts I'll be putting myself through. Form is always important to me. I use muscle confusion and stability training a lot of the time.

    My body is just starting to come to a point I can really work it. I was getting doms for days in the beginning... Especially a day after squats I couldn't even walk from. But for the most part Ive gone pretty easy. It helps when your max is now what I used to warm up with.

    I'm going to be using an ABC plan
    A-chest tri's shoulders
    B-legs
    C-back bi's abs

    I'll be in that rotation in the gym everyday besides days I feel my body needs a break, or the occasional special occasion arises.

    I start with compound movements moving towards isolation. *Usually picking a few different exorcises per muscle and doing three sets of each at varying weights. Starting with a set at approximately 60% of my max going to about 85% then dropping back down to 60-70%. This usually leaves me in the 4-10 rep range.

    My goal for the next 30 days is to continue my strong progress. Leaning out while building a good foundation for my longer term goal of weighing 190 at a low body fat % by mid summer. I'm shooting for aug 15th.
    In the next 30 days I'd like to gain about 5lbs and lose another 5lbs of fat.

    I'll be eating about maintenance which for me is 2800 cals.
    Doing my best to stay at 50/25/25 protein/carb/fat. * With most of my carbs coming earlier in the day, tapering off as the day goes on, none before bed. *Doing my best to stay at 5-6 small meals.

    I am still not decided on my supplements!!! *And will be making the big purchase in the next 24 hours!!! * So any input on this would be greatly appreciated! *I have it narrowed down to two options... I think.

    Option A:*

    Details Unit Price Total


    Erase (90 caps)
    By: Performance Enhancing Supplements
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $29.99 $29.99


    NutraPro (5lb)
    By: NutraPlanet
    Flavor: Frosty Milk Chocolate
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $34.95 $34.95


    Acetyl L-Carnitine (500 grams)
    By: NutraPlanet
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $24.95 $24.95


    L-Leucine (1 kilo)
    By: NutraPlanet
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $29.99 $29.99


    Cissus Powder (500 grams)
    By: NutraPlanet
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $45.95 $45.95


    AAKG Powder (500 grams)
    By: NutraPlanet
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $29.95 $29.95


    ECDY (90 caps)
    By: iForce Nutrition
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $19.49 $19.49


    Taurine Powder (500 grams)
    By: NutraPlanet
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $10.95 $10.95


    Beta-Alanine (500 grams)
    By: NutraPlanet
    In Stock, Ships in 1-2 Business Days $20.95 $20.95


  2. Seems you are highly educated on the actual training stand point. As well as your diet. Supplements look very fair to me! I wish you the greatest of luck in your body changing goals. It Does not exactly answer your question (inwhich i appologize for) but it was always an important change to my diet, the only advice i could grant you with is choose those carbs very wisely. A highly complex carb can easily be just as important as your protein intake.i.m.o. WHOLE GRAINS! are vital! you probably already know this but thought i would at least throw you something to consider while embarking on your journey.

    Hit em' hard!

    p.s. pre and post pics while on your journey would be cool
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  3. I would be creating a giant mixture of all the bulk ingredients.

    Giving me about a 100day supply! *5 grams of everything 10 grams leucine. *

    I'll also be mixing in the nutrapro. Or a different high quality pro tine that has digestive aids for all this ****. * And drinking this concoction between 2-3 times per day to give my body a constant stream of nutrients... *This is why I decided to add in the edcy...

    I am defiantly willing to take any advice into consideration, especially because I haven't had much experience with bulk powders like this. * I'm completely unconcerned with the taste. *I'll be making shakes with bananas peanut butter and whatever else floats my boat that day.*

    And erase for good measure. *:P


    Option B. Which also takes a bit less explaining.
    *



    USPlabs Super Cissus, 120 Capsules - Buy 2 Get 1 FREE! In Stock $59.98 $59.98



    Better Body Sports C-Bolic, 60 Capsules In Stock $19.99 $19.99



    Gaspari Nutrition SuperPump250, 20-20g Packets - Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!, Refreshing Orange In Stock $53.96 $53.96



    Life-flo 7-Keto, 2 Oz. - CLEARANCE! In Stock $8.16 $8.16



    Nature's Science Trans-Resveratrol 650, 60 Capsules - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! In Stock $29.99 $29.99



    Optimum Platinum Hydrobuilder, 40 Servings, Chocolate Shake In Stock $57.99 $57.99


    Optimum Essential AmiN.O. Energy, 30 Servings, Orange Cooler In Stock $19.99 $19.99

    I love C-bollic and have been a great responder to coleus products in the past.
    I also love resveratrol in general let alone it's anti estrogen anabolic properties.
    And throwing in transdermal 7-keto seems like it would go nicely.
    Super cissus IMO should be a staple for everybody. *My joints are killing me right now.

    What you can expect from me.

    Complete unbiased reviews on everything.
    Updates at least 5 times a week.
    Now -15day and 30 day pictures.
    To work my ass off and stay on track 95% of the time.
    To take any advice well. * I'm here to learn!

    Don't expect perfect grammar or spelling. Life is short and pretty simple, enjoy it.

    Thanks in advance for anybodies help and support.
    Welcome aboard.

  4. Reserved for final review.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Tommy1109 View Post
    Seems you are highly educated on the actual training stand point. As well as your diet. Supplements look very fair to me! I wish you the greatest of luck in your body changing goals. It Does not exactly answer your question (inwhich i appologize for) but it was always an important change to my diet, the only advice i could grant you with is choose those carbs very wisely. A highly complex carb can easily be just as important as your protein intake.i.m.o. WHOLE GRAINS! are vital! you probably already know this but thought i would at least throw you something to consider while embarking on your journey.

    Hit em' hard!

    p.s. pre and post pics while on your journey would be cool
    Tommy! Thanks bud!
    And that's some great advice. I alllllways stay away from anything not whole grain. If that wasn't the case this long would be starting from a 30% body fat!

    I have some whole oats on standby. And hemp protein which I Highly recommend for both bioavailability and fiber.
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  6. Keep it simple.

    A protein, like Nutrapro.

    If your joints are hurting, cissus.

    A preworkout, tons of good ones. Flashover, jack3d, etc.

    If you want BCAAs, get something like Modern BCAA or AXCELL

    If your looking for something anti-catabolic, and increase your anabolic state, add Erase.

    Then be done.

    I think you are over analyzing a bit with all the bulk aminos
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    SELECT Protein
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  7. I just kinda feel for the $ it's a great deal... will last litterally 100 days. And being able to know exactly what's being taken I like a lot.

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm doing more research... But I have to say the mix of

    L-leucine
    beta-alanine
    AAkG
    carnitine
    taurine
    Sounds yummy for my muscles... I figure the ratio in the nutrapro for BCAA is probably 2-1-1 with the added leucine it makes it the ideal 8-1-1 in modern.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  8. Looking good bro!!! To be honest I have to side with natty on the supplement choices though. If you want Bcaa's then just pick up some xtend or something along those lines. I know its tempting though when you have all your money saved up not to pull the trigger!!! LOL plus with the money you save you could buy some more things along the way!

  9. Ahhh true dat true dat...

    I was/am looking at it along the lines of this way will last me a friggin life time or at least mid summer. That's three months to save up. To do whatever. Aka andromasshardlean.

    Regardless of how I do bcaa how does anybody feel erase and edcy will pair?
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by anabolicRyan1 View Post
    does anybody feel erase and edcy will pair?
    Definitley!

  11. Screw supplements. With that said
    Creatine
    Beta-alanine
    Fish Oil
    Multi
    Bcaa like Xtend
    Cissus
    If you REALLY want
    Taurine
    Pre-wo
    Protein

  12. Haha. Nice.

    Eh what the hell. I've gotten some great supplements. And some **** too. I think that's why we're here. Find the good stuff. And maybe it's just me, but some of the products that have just come out or are coming out seem to have a ton of potential.

    I constantly take fish oil. 6g per day. My multi it an excellent whole foods greans powder. (greens+). Check that ish out. And I have muscletech celltech with creatine for recovery. I hate muscle tech foe the most part so don't blame me! A friend gave it to me being nice...
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by japohl1 View Post
    Looking good bro!!! To be honest I have to side with natty on the supplement choices though. If you want Bcaa's then just pick up some xtend or something along those lines. I know its tempting though when you have all your money saved up not to pull the trigger!!! LOL plus with the money you save you could buy some more things along the way!
    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by japohl1 View Post
    Definitley!
    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou321 View Post
    Screw supplements. With that said
    Creatine
    Beta-alanine
    Fish Oil
    Multi
    Bcaa like Xtend
    Cissus
    If you REALLY want
    Taurine
    Pre-wo
    Protein
    Agreed. And to reduce it even more, just find a preworkout with Taurine and or creatine and or beta alanine
    HIGH VOLUME - Supreme Stim-Free Nitric Oxide Matrix
    SELECT Protein
    - Ultra-Premium Blend
    ALPHAMINE - Thermogenics...Redefined

  14. Basics. Beta alanine. BCAAs. Protein (look into MAP). Creatine (stick with mono). Fish oil. Multi.

    You don't need anything else.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by bikeswimlive View Post
    Basics. Beta alanine. BCAAs. Protein (look into MAP). Creatine (stick with mono). Fish oil. Multi.

    You don't need anything else.
    well thats assuming one has not other issues, fish oil might not help all joint issues.

  16. I appreciate all the feedback.

    I'm just seriously so sick of "proprietary matrix" I could explode.
    Something like MP's combat powder would be perfect. But they can't even disclose the ingredieant profile... Lame.

    Thinking of options. Stressing out. Lol

    And there's no MAP at nutra?!?!
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  17. Get a good whey, dont overthink it...

  18. Look at Taurus Nutrition Wyked, I just started taking it and loving it! Its got a good profile including creatine mono

  19. I can't even find it on nutra. But I do see a few logs.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  20. you can only get it on the taurus website

  21. ^^^ This

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    Just inject.
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  23. map is only on pp likewise, i know its cause its expensive to make, so wholesale to other e-tailors makes no sense
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  24. I'm still recovering from the anxiety related to this decision.

    You guys were right... I'm just a person whose very used to making decisions, and when my hands feel tied I go a little nuts.

    Regardless without any supplementation my progress is continuing! This fish oil sure is strong stuff. Lol. I am currently at 173lbs and feeling pretty good. Recovery has been a little rough. But eh, what can ya do. The only supplement I have left is some muscle tech celltech for after work outs. Not a bad ingredient profile actually. Too bad it has litterally 77 grams of dextrose per serving! Gross. What were they thinking?


    I'm hoping nutra will have my order to me by tuesday-wednesday next week, and I'm pumped. I wound up just flipping coins to make the decisions and got a whole bunch of stuff I feel is great for the money.

    ECDY (90 caps)
    By: iForce Nutrition
    $19.49 $19.49
    1*x Vasocharge (347 grams)
    By: Scivation
    Flavor: Refreshing Berry
    $14.99 $14.99
    1*x MyoFusion (5lb) + FREE SuperPump Max (160 g)
    By: Gaspari
    MyoFusion Flavor/SuperPump Flavor: Milk Chocolate/Orange
    $39.95 $39.95
    1*x Superior Amino 2222 Tabs (320 Tablets)
    By: Optimum Nutrition
    $12.99 $12.99
    1*x The PES SuperMan Stack (Alpha-T2 + Erase + SHIFT)
    By: Performance Enhancing Supplements
    $62.99 $62.99
    1*x Cissus 40% Ketosterones (120 caps)
    By: PrimaForce
    $29.99 $29.99


    This is easily 300$ worth of stuff and it came to about half that. Nutra rocks. And I noted to send a whole bunch of random samples. :P

    Not sure how I'm going to put this stuff together, all this talk about ecdy made me throw in a bottle last minute and the price I got the "superman" stack for was just silly.

    So between now and the time I get the products I'll be deciding what pairs well with what.

    I'm off to my gym now, I've got a date with the jacuzzi today. I wish I could throw in a workout, but I do feel really beat up.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  25. Bro honestly dont ever buy a muscle tech product, theyre over priced garbage!!!

  26. Haha. I would never. Muscle tech is against my religion. It was a friend of mine trying to be nice... I want to return it but feel that's a pretty **** move.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by anabolicRyan1 View Post
    Tommy! Thanks bud!
    And that's some great advice. I alllllways stay away from anything not whole grain. If that wasn't the case this long would be starting from a 30% body fat!

    I have some whole oats on standby. And hemp protein which I Highly recommend for both bioavailability and fiber.


    hahah that a boy.
    oats are big gainers.

    go big or go home

  28. Hell's to the yeah.

    It's Saturday night which obviously means it's gym time. Still pumped for my delivery early this week. Doing a ton of research on how best to put together these goodies. I've been carbing up a good amount over the last few days, I am pretty sure I've been at about twice the carb intake I'll be at during my log.

    Taking my weight again tonight so I'm abit scared...

    Will be posting pic's soon. Can't wait to get off the ground.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.

  29. Here are my very sad measurements as of now.

    Neck 15
    L forearm not flexed 10.3 Flexed 11.5*
    R forearm not flexed 11. Flexed 12
    R bicep *not flexed 12.1 Flexed 14.3
    L bicep. *not flexed 11.75 Flexed 14
    Shoulders 45
    Gut * *36 pushing out. *33 tightening
    R leg *21
    L leg *22
    Calf 14.25

    I measured to the best of my ability even if I'm doing things a bit off, I'll be consistent throughout my log. These were taken pre workout.

    Forgot to take weight. I'll probably do that the day I start.

    Today I did a relitively easy full body workout. Lots of dumbbell work at the 6-10 rep range. I always go to exhaustion with each set, it's something I'm considering changing because I've trained that way for years whenever I've been at the gym for the most part. I've been back for a month so I don't think I'm going to change it up in thenext few weeks, but I'll see how I feel.

    Not feeling very into it at the moment... Energy low.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.




  30. Well that worked well!

    Using the app tapatalk for iPad and it uploads pictures easy.

    Log starts today. Pictures will be up within hours.
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplements/173797-one-small-step.html Getting my ass beat and logging it.
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