- 02-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Time for an update. It's been 4 days and today is Monday, so today is the first heavy workout I've had considering I don't go to the gym on the weekends. I've noticed already my arms and shoulders look for cut than usual along with my abs. I was able to push through the weights I usually struggle with today with no problem. Got through my sets with ease keeping everything heavy. Pump was good too but I just started taking Flight pre workout (which is the jam by the way). Looks like it's going to be a great 8 weeks and I'm thinking strength and size will increase along with fat loss. I already have about 11-12% body fat. I weigh around 176 right now, so things are looking up. Keep you all updated.
- 02-24-2014, 06:48 PM
02-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Quick question, guys. I've just noticed today I've been a lot more irritable then usual. I can't seem to figure out if the people I work with are idiots or the alphamax is just kicking in and the aggresivness is going up. Not a terrible thing but I wanted to know does this last all the way through the cycle or does it ease down a little?
02-26-2014, 12:06 PM
02-26-2014, 12:13 PM
02-26-2014, 04:39 PM
I have noticed the same thing. My gf had a conversation about what to eat for dinner last night, and it was either go to the store or eat out. I thought we were going to the store after that conversation and when I was ready to leave she said, "I thought we were eating out?" I said fine and went to do work...15 minutes later she came back and said, maybe we should go to the store? I got so frustrated I couldn't believe it. She was a little shocked haha - good to have the alphamax to blame it on.
02-26-2014, 05:14 PM
03-02-2014, 08:12 PM
Just another update on this - after 2.5 weeks I'm starting to wonder if I should run this for another 4 weeks. My mood, aggression, and anger level are very high right now. I am normally a prettyand aggressive person (I don't see myself this way, but almost everyone close to me dose, particularly female friends who often tell me I them) - but my gf asked me today if I am taking something "different" than normal. She knows I take a lot of stuff, but doesn't know what I'm taking, when, or what it does. I've been edgy, argumentative, and aggressive with people in a way that isn't normal for me. Personally, I feel very pissy and moody.
This is both good and bad. It means the product is definitely doing stuff. No doubt it improves sleep, makes me more aggressive, etc. - but it also means that it may not be a good fit for someone like me.
I've read up on L-Dopa and I think the Mucuna may be the main problem in this formula for me. I guess it can make things pretty intense and make certain people pretty angry (possibly me), and this product has a pretty good dose of it - everything in it is dosed well.
My hope is that I level out in the next couple days. I am also pretty tired over the last few days. This stuff definitely improves sleep, and maybe my body just needs more of it now, since it is finally getting good sleep that it may not have had for a while. If I level out over the next week, I'm ordering another bottle because this stuff DEFINATELY has an effect. If the anger/moodiness gets much worse, well then - I can't be a moody biatch for another 4 weeks - I'm in sales and I also don't want to lose all my friends and I know I'm already enough to put up with (Maybe some would be OK, but not all).
Again, I want to be clear, I attribute this to the L-Dopa and I don't think EVERYONE will have this reaction, just that I do and I think it does demonstrate that the product has some powerful effects. The aggression increase is also a good thing as much as the moodiness that came with it (in my case) may be bad.
Or, as I said before, maybe I'm just a pissy guy and I am just blaming the Alphamax
03-02-2014, 10:24 PM
HIT4ME, have you tried taking your doses with food?. I've read some people have issues with L-Dopa like headaches and mood problems and this is sometimes alleviated if you take it with a heavy meal. It will still work just as well but you won't "feel" these effects as much. I don't know maybe you mentioned how you take your doses but I didn't look....This is just a quick reply with a possible solution.
03-03-2014, 09:42 AM
03-03-2014, 10:06 AM
03-03-2014, 10:10 AM
I have a quick question. If I'm not mistaken I think I heard someone say by week two they felt that the armistane had kicked in. I'm not too savvy on each individual ingredient in Alphamax, but what would that do/entail or what results would be obvious? Probably a stupid question but I thought I would ask.
03-03-2014, 10:13 AM
Dry joints and peeing more are two signs that most find when that starts kicking in. Leaning out will also start to get noticeable as you're shedding water weight.
03-03-2014, 11:00 AM
03-03-2014, 11:08 AM
03-03-2014, 11:22 AM
Thank you for the suggestions. I am taking my first dose in the morning and I eat very little, if anything with it. Sometimes I have a coffee with some cream - but most of my calories are consumed after 6. During the day I may have 300-600 calories in addition to the coffee, spaced out. Normally it will be a protein shake or protein bar while I'm at work, and most of the time probably closer to 300 calories than 600 calories. It is a very loose IF type diet. I may have another shake before I workout on training days, and then I eat a pretty large dinner and try to focus on protein intake. I may cheat a little after dinner too, but not normally. I may have to figure out how to re-arrange my bad habits to eat something with the morning dose.
And don't get me wrong, it's not like I'm punching people or walls or anything, haha - but I'm definitely in a mood and snap a little more easily and it is really not like me. I am normally intense, but not mean haha.
03-03-2014, 04:43 PM
03-03-2014, 06:20 PM
I heartily agree with you on that T-Bone. The reason for the bars and drinks are really just psychological/time as well as cost (I'm poor right now). I can bang down a shake for about 120 calories mixed with water and it takes little time and doesn't get me in the eating mode. Once I start eating, I don't stop. And also, being broke, $1 for 25 grams of protein is a lot cheaper than MOST other sources - but not all. I eat lots of meat at dinner though
03-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Speaking of meat - I noticed today that I don't even need to eat WITH the Alphamax I don't think - just eating in general has a big change. I took my first dose around 8 this morning and was pissed for most of the day. I had some chicken (maybe about 2-3 oz) this afternoon maybe around 1 and I was a little less edgy. I had some yogurt and a bagel (I normally try to avoid these types of carbs, but I figured what the hell) - and I feel way less pissed off.
No wonder I was pissed. I was hungry.
03-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Just another update - I have been eating a little more over the past 2 days and the effects are noticeably diminished if I eat more food during the day. Actually, my appetite is way up today and I weighed myself this afternoon and I was actually lighter than I expected after eating quite a bit more during the day. It almost seems as if I was losing less when I was eating less.
03-04-2014, 06:37 PM
03-07-2014, 06:42 AM
This might be a stupid question. Maybe not. Wednesday at the gym I was benching a DB weight I'm used to. At the end of the set I had a killer headache out of nowhere, which is what everyone who lifts calls an exertion headache. I'm going to the doctor today to myself checked out to make sure I didn't have a blood vessel related problems the other day (I thought my head was going to explode). I'm right at week 2 of Alphamax. I know he's goign to tell me to take it easy for a week or two and more than likely not lift anything at all. I've been hurting the past two days so I wouldn't go back anyways for a while. At least until I'm good again. Should I keep the cycle of Alphamax going or stop until I'm able to continue on with the gym?
03-07-2014, 08:59 AM
Were you planning on running for 8 weeks? You'll definitely see the most benefit from using while you're able to work out so I'd probably discontinue until you can.
03-07-2014, 09:47 AM
03-07-2014, 09:48 AM
I think personally you'll be better off running 6 weeks straight while working out rather than taking for a week or two not doing anything. It'll be worth the wait!
03-07-2014, 09:59 AM
03-07-2014, 09:38 PM
03-08-2014, 08:30 AM
03-08-2014, 09:08 AM
I would be careful, I'm no doctor, but I only had this happen once in my life. I don't generally get headaches at all, so this was weird. I was doing military presses and as soon as I got done I stood up and the back of my head where my spine attaches just felt like it was being crushed. I walked it off and figured I held my breath and didn't realize it or something and actually finished the workout. I couldn't lift without getting the same headache for a while. I took 1 week off, came back, headache. Took 2 weeks off and then I was fine - so 3 weeks total. I think 2 weeks would have been fine if I didn't try to go back.
I never went to the doctor and this was in October and I've had no signs since - but I think I may have been dehydrated. Make sure you are getting enough water and electrolytes. Also, keep your neck in a neutral position if possible. These are typical issues that cause exertions headaches.
03-08-2014, 09:20 AM
My hydration has been good considering I drink about 1.5 gals a day. Electrolytes has been something I've loaded up on the past few days too just in case. I honestly think I was holding my breathe like an idiot when I got that last rep out. That's unlike me because I really focus of breathing and form while I'm in the gym. Lesson learned though. I know you had to have been on pins and needles when you went back. Did you have a problem going as heavy as you were on presses when you got back into it all? Any more pain or pressure or did time off help it heal?
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