Second time trying Anabeta + a few extras. All advice and input is appreciated!
- 06-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Sorry, double post. Bamski, I am taking Maximize V2 (best PWO I have ever tried and I have tried a lot...Never tried the newer version of it, but I have some waiting for me whenever this runs out). Wedding pics tomorrow...hopefully it doesn't rain too much!
Last edited by tyrub42; 06-26-2012 at 12:57 PM. Reason: double post
- 06-26-2012, 01:52 PM
06-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Ahhh, I've wanted to try that preWO, but I do see the DMAA, that could be causing the tolerance especially 3x a week for a year haha, maybe that could be the verdict in the minor insomnia?Originally Posted by tyrub42
EDIT: do you drink coffee? If so, do you get/feel more energy with coffee than your PreWO? That also could be a sign. It's a sad day when I realize I have minor tolerance
06-26-2012, 07:17 PM
06-27-2012, 01:17 PM
06-27-2012, 01:20 PM
06-27-2012, 01:26 PM
I don't drink coffee or take in any stims except a fraction of a dose of the Maximize, so I can't say whether the effect is stronger. I actually was using some sample packets that I got with a NP order for almost a year before cracking the tub I bought, since one sample packet lasted me like 6 or 8 workouts. Now that I think about it, I usually take a week off every few weeks, so maybe it is just a bit of a tolerance.
I don't think that is the cause of the insomnia, though, because it has never caused it before, but it could have been a combo of that and the AB or something else. There is no way to tell, but I can sleep again, which is the most important thing.
06-27-2012, 01:32 PM
Well, wedding pics are finished. It took about 14 hours from the time we left home today to the time we got back, and i spent the hottest hours of the day in a tuxedo in the sun (95 degrees today), but I am sure they will look great, as my fiancee could make pretty much any pic look good (even if I am in there, gooning it up!).
I couldn't get to the gym today, or course, and will be spending tomorrow doing the same thing I did yesterday: moving furniture into my new house and packing...so I might not get to the gym again befor my AB runs out on Friday. Either way, I am down to about 82KG (possibly less), my lifts are all up, I feel great, even being this worn down, and I took some before/after pics (terrible lighting, but you can still see a difference). I will write up a formal final review and post those pics (as long as it is easy enough to do) around Friday. Time for some sleep; I earned it! Goodnight everybody!
06-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Oh well now that you made it clear definitely not haha, but seems like you handled it with the PES reps!Originally Posted by tyrub42
06-27-2012, 01:51 PM
Dude, I gotta ask what exactly is in your av. Some kind of pesto ricotta pizza? I don't even know for sure what it is and it makes me hungry whenever I see it!
06-27-2012, 02:01 PM
Haha damn, you know your food pesto/basil (around in a circle), enriched organic wheat flour, organic tomato sauce, with mozzarella (low fat), and nah it's burrata ( mozzarella and cream). Super good and actually filling, sorta low cal depending on what type of ingredient you use.
06-27-2012, 08:19 PM
06-27-2012, 08:23 PM
07-02-2012, 05:39 AM
07-02-2012, 06:14 AM
OK I have moved into my new place and I am ready to do my final review of this Anabeta run:
First of all, as you could all see, I was able to drop 3 kgs in 4 weeks. This would not normally be anything to write home about, but I managed to drop that much weight while setting personal bests on several different exercises, as well as going up at least 10-15% on every exercise, compared to what I was doing before I started the AB run. I had doubts at the beginning as to whether or not AB could be used successfully for recomp, but obviously it can. Some other highlights:
-I felt the AB kick in quickly. Within a day or two, I was feeling stronger, and by the end of the first week, I felt it in full force.
-I kept feeling it strongly for the full run.
-I was able to eat more carbs than I normally would while losing weight. It seems like AB has great nutrient repartitioning qualities.
-I felt much more aggressive than usual.
-No real increased hunger for me, or at least no unusual cravings for junk food while I was dieting. I did feel hungry, but I am always hungry anyway, so I was thankful that I wasn't craving food (especially sweets) 24/7
-Extremely noticeable increase in muscle definition and vascularity, especially in my arms and back.
-I think my arms actually got bigger (not just more cut) even though I was losing weight. My back also feels and looks bigger and thicker than it did at the beginning of the AB run.
-If I took two AB before I lifted, I felt like an Animal when I got to the gym. Adding Pslin to this mix intensified it even more!
Now for anything that was negative, or at least worth noting:
-My sleep was disrupted if I took my last AB dose close to bedtime. It is worth noting that this is apparently not a common side effect of AB. I was also taking several other supplements, including a PWO with a lot of stims in it. That never caused the same kind of sleep disruption, but there could have been a synergistic effect. Either way, I would advise everyone to pay attention to their sleep quality and dose AB further from bedtime if they feel that sleep is affected.
-I had a bit of acne on my back, but it also got much hotter in a very humid country while I was taking the AB, so this might not have been anything to do with the AB.
-As many people have noted, you need to get enough carbs while taking AB. If you don't, you may start to feel a bit woozy and irritable, which is what happens to me. You don't need carbs with every pill, but if you go too long without eating any, you may start to feel like that. On the plus side, it seems like carbs really help you feel the effects of AB, and the AB seems to have nutrient repartitioning qualities (at least in me) so you can take in more carbs without getting fat (within reason).
Overall, I was VERY happy with AB's usefulness for recomp, and would recommend it to everyone. Some ideas that I would love to try for the future include:
-Running 2 bottles at 6 caps/day
-Trying AB elite
-Running AB with a full 30 pill run of pslin ( I found the few pills I had left halfway through and didn't take it every day), as the synergy there was awesome.
I have some before/after pictures taken in reeeeeeeeeeeeeally bad lighting. I will post them later on tonight when my fiancee gets back with her cell phone (yeah...they are bad lighting pics from a cell phone...sorry).
07-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Note: if you liked the original version of anabeta or still want to stay away from an AI, theres a pretty sweet sale going on at NP for the original anabeta, super cheap... well, compared to what i payed for when it first came out
Lets see those before/after pictures!
Note: NOT a rep, just helping out a fellow gym/AM member, gotta save that cash moneyy.
07-02-2012, 05:14 PM
07-02-2012, 06:47 PM
Awww, shucks don't make me blush! But with all the anabeta logs going around, makes me want to log me the other OG bottle I bought way back in the day, when it first came out. But that sale made me happy inside! Thinking about running 6 but at 4, the hunger was the only side effect hahaOriginally Posted by kevinhy
07-03-2012, 01:24 PM
OK I just tried to post the pics, but they are too big and are "unable to be resized" so I will have to do so manually. Does anyone know how to do that?
07-03-2012, 01:31 PM
07-03-2012, 01:32 PM
Photobucket, imgshack are good ones. You can resize them to the desired size. Once your done just copy the link to the picture and then use [.IMG]url to picture[./IMG]
Remove the periods lol
07-03-2012, 01:33 PM
07-04-2012, 04:31 AM
Hey I tried but did not have any luck posting these. This is probably the time to mention that I am embarassingly slow to learn anything new having to do with computers. My bad. Anyway I did move them to photobucket and resized them. Here are the links:
Again, the lighting in my old place was piss poor, so it is hard to see how drastic the changes to the way I look were. I took a few of me flexing to try to show the difference in body fat and muscle definition, but they all still look pretty bad. I think the biggest lesson to learn for next time is to use a real camera in good lighting.
Also excuse my hair in the after pics. I took them after coming home from taking my wedding pics.
All pics were taken on non-training days with no "pump" at the end of the day to keep everything even.
One of my shoulders generally hangs a bit lower than the other, which is why I don't look symmetrical (I've always been that way).
Sorry again for the lighting and pic quality.
07-04-2012, 04:48 AM
07-04-2012, 04:48 AM
Dude, great transformation! I see more striated muscle in the abdominal area, delts, and back. I can see the body far reduction as clear as day. I see that you gained some size as well. Overall, i hope your happy with the run!
07-04-2012, 06:56 AM
SUPER happy with the run...not so happy with the picture quality haha. I honestly had high expectations based on the fact that i knew I responded well to AB, and it still exceeded my expectations. Thanks so much Bamski, Nattydisaster, and to everyone else who has been following. This was my first log, and I have to say it really helped me keep my diet and workouts more disciplined knowing that other people were following my progress. Thanks for all the support! I will definitely be logging again in the future!
07-07-2012, 12:44 PM
07-15-2012, 10:51 AM
OK guys I know this log is closed, but just a quick update on results. None of my gains or losses have seemed to go away yet. Although I really let my diet go (drinking a bit and eating terribly) for a few weeks, and also slacked off pretty hard in the gym, when I returned last week, my strength was still about the same as it was at the end of the AB run. My weight was also not bad, only going up to 82.5KG. I feel like, if anything, there was some residual effect from the AB helping me keep fat off better than usual (could have just been in my head though). I don't have the same intensity in the gym anymore, nor do I have any heightened aggression, but I think that is to be expected as I am several weeks out from my run. Anyway, just thought I would give this update to let you know that the gains and losses I had on AB seem to be permanent. Thanks again to all of you. See you in the next log!
07-15-2012, 12:20 PM
07-16-2012, 01:02 PM
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