ReCreate has been getting due press lately, obviously, as a potent free-radical scavenging, thyroid modulating, FFA liberating and cortisol inhibiting anti-lipogenic. However, to this point, not much mention has been given to combining ReCreate with primarily myotropic agents to minimize adipose gain while maximizing anabolic response.
In response, I put together this 'little diddy' to address customers who want to employ this approach:
The “Lean Bulk” Stack
This stack features Anabolic Pump, and USP Labs’ new ground-breaking entry into weight management technology - ReCreate - in a stack designed to minimize fat gain while promoting myotropic response.
What does each product bring to the table?
As stated, this stack is designed to be used in a slight calorie surplus, for those who like to gain muscle, but not at the expense of prominent adipose gain. As such, both of these products have been chosen for their ability to inhibit lipogenesis (accumulation of adipose cells), promote lipolysis (the breakdown of adipose to be used as fuel), and promote an anabolic response in the body.
Anabolic Pump is a product designed with a very straight forward approach - to increase intramuscular glycogen storage, and decimate fat. It achieves this primarily through two mechanisms; one, by increasing the translocation (movement) of GLUT4 (an isoform responsible for glucose transport) in myocytes (muscle cells); two, by inhibiting the proliferation (multiplication and increase) of PPAR-Gamma2 (a lipid binding protein found in adipose cells).
..Whoa, whoa, whoa! Slow down skip, you lost me. Can you break that down easier?..
Sorry! Simply put, Anabolic Pump increases the amount of glycogen (muscle fuel) that your muscle cells can accept. This increases your body’s ability to repair muscle cells in response to exercise, as well as providing your body more fuel during training. It does this all the while preventing your body from accumulating more fat cells, and actually increases the amount of FFAs (free floating fatty acids) available for use in the bloodstream. Basically, it allows you to more efficiently used increased nutrients while creating an environment conducive for fat loss.
ReCreate stands to be the most effective product on the market in terms of converting stored adipose for fuel, increasing the metabolic pathways of lipolysis, and preventing lipid hypertrophy. It achieves this by several mechanisms, mainly regulation of the thyroid, increased thermogenic (heat inducing) response, beta/alpha adrenergic (adrenaline) receptor agonism, and the liberation of fatty-acids into the bloodstream. Without bogging you down with too much technical jargon, ReCreate turns your stored adipose into fuel, and prevents your body from storing further fat to a great degree. Coupled with Anabolic Pump’s glucose storing and lipolysis properties, this is a lean bulker’s dream!
What kind of diet should I use this stack with?
The dietary portion of this stack is as important as the product’s themselves, and really determines the results received. In order to minimize fat gain, while still receiving gains in musculature, this stack should be used in a moderate calorie surplus (approximately 500 calories), that balances a macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, fat) profile; in other words, it should be used while eating 500 calories above what your body ‘needs’, with protein, carbohydrate, and fats, taking up 45, 20, and 35 percent of your diet, approximately. Personally, I use this particular macronutrient breakdown to begin dieting, and reverse the trend over time as fat-loss accelerates.
How should I dose the Lean Bulk stack?
For best results, dosing should be as follows:
15 minutes prior to breakfast:
15 minutes prior to pre-training meal (or 3rd meal on non-workout days):
15 minutes prior to training:
15 minutes prior to the last meal of the day containing carbohydrates: