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Salvēte! Over the next 4 weeks I will be utilizing Iron Legion Invictus as part of my contest prep. As of today I am 33 days out, my first dose will be tomorrow thus giving me 32 days of Invictus to the show date.

Starting Stats: 5’11, 173.8lbs(last week daily average).
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I am currently racing against the clock at this point as I’m not as conditioned as I should be. I tried doing what should’ve been a 20+ week prep in about 13.5. First show. So hopefully the Invictus will be of aid.

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Right now the cals/macros are 1605cal 200P/100-125C/35-45F with one refeed on Saturdays @ 2400cal. As far as other supplements I am using;
  • My typical vitamins (multi, d3, elderberry, etc.)
  • Creatine @ 5g/day
  • Epiplex/Epicatechin @ 300mg/day (going to up to 600mg/day next week)
  • ThermoAmp @ 2 caps/day
  • Preworkout (Seismic Surge, though it’s about gone and we’ll see what I get). I’m using this and whatever pre I get next to utilize Yohimbe in it as much as the actual pre-so benefits as it gives some appetite suppression

    Cardio is just LISS on the bike at 6-7miles/day. Training is P/P/L/P/P/OFF/OFF. Enjoy day 1 update tomorrow
 
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I’m logging it now. It helps man. The cortisol lowering effect has a skin thinning/drying effect. Syced to see you at show day. I am competing in August
 
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In on this!
 
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I’m logging it now. It helps man. The cortisol lowering effect has a skin thinning/drying effect. Syced to see you at show day. I am competing in August
Goodluck dude! I saw you are dosing high but what would be the recommended dosing? Last time I used some cortisol lowering products I ended up pretty lethargic, probably tanking cortisol a bit so I believe I’m going to start on the lower end.
 
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Goodluck dude! I saw you are dosing high but what would be the recommended dosing? Last time I used some cortisol lowering products I ended up pretty lethargic, probably tanking cortisol a bit so I believe I’m going to start on the lower end.
recommended dosing is .5ml twice daily=half a dropper 2x daily....
 
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Goodluck dude! I saw you are dosing high but what would be the recommended dosing? Last time I used some cortisol lowering products I ended up pretty lethargic, probably tanking cortisol a bit so I believe I’m going to start on the lower end.
This is a good way to go. You can always increase if needed.
 
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Alright so a small update:
Dosed .3ml day 1
Dosed .3ml AM & PM day 2
Will dose the same today-Sunday

Will decide then how I feel will prob to .5ml AM/.3ml PM then in week 3 go .5/.5 as long as all is well. If you’ve followed any of my logs you may know I believe in getting the most out of the least and easing nice and slow into things.

As far as effects; I feel very nice—calming, relaxed post application. Especially after the first dose, 2nd dose is a little less noticeable.

Weighed in 171.4lbs yesterday (new low weigh-in), 171.0lbs this morning (new new low weigh-in). So that was nice.

Obviously not much more to update will give more feedback on Monday most likely. Cheers y’all.
 
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Alright so a small update:
Dosed .3ml day 1
Dosed .3ml AM & PM day 2
Will dose the same today-Sunday

Will decide then how I feel will prob to .5ml AM/.3ml PM then in week 3 go .5/.5 as long as all is well. If you’ve followed any of my logs you may know I believe in getting the most out of the least and easing nice and slow into things.

As far as effects; I feel very nice—calming, relaxed post application. Especially after the first dose, 2nd dose is a little less noticeable.

Weighed in 171.4lbs yesterday (new low weigh-in), 171.0lbs this morning (new new low weigh-in). So that was nice.

Obviously not much more to update will give more feedback on Monday most likely. Cheers y’all.
good luck!!!
 
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in. perhaps some thermogenic foods, hot peppers, matcha, black coffee + fasting!!!

maybe alpha-yohimbine while fasting in morning + LISS.

super high protein diet and low carb/fat ~ 250gm to preserve muscle would get you lean fast!!
 
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UPDATE

So 3.5 weeks into Invictus. About 1.5 weeks out from show. Currently down to 167.2lbs this AM, will probably drop into the 166s tomo.
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It’s hard to really gauge the effectiveness of this. I am dieting hard and nailing out cardio so obviously I am going to be dropping lbs. I haven’t noticed any kind of change in physique that seems novel that I could attribute to b-AET either. I’m currently using/been using .5ml/day though, going to be upping the dose just a little hesitant as I’ve crashed cortisol in the past and it f*cking sucks so bad lol.

I have been feeling pretty strong in the gym lately considering my weight and caloric deficit (1560cal/day now for last 2 weeks), but I attribute that to switching pre’s to FullBlitz (awesome product, converted fanatic 😜)

Will update more how I tolerate jumping the dose.
 

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Looking a little more diced for sure. What was crashing your cortisol like, constant lethargy?
 
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UPDATE

So 3.5 weeks into Invictus. About 1.5 weeks out from show. Currently down to 167.2lbs this AM, will probably drop into the 166s tomo.
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It’s hard to really gauge the effectiveness of this. I am dieting hard and nailing out cardio so obviously I am going to be dropping lbs. I haven’t noticed any kind of change in physique that seems novel that I could attribute to b-AET either. I’m currently using/been using .5ml/day though, going to be upping the dose just a little hesitant as I’ve crashed cortisol in the past and it f*cking sucks so bad lol.

I have been feeling pretty strong in the gym lately considering my weight and caloric deficit (1560cal/day now for last 2 weeks), but I attribute that to switching pre’s to FullBlitz (awesome product, converted fanatic )

Will update more how I tolerate jumping the dose.
Curious how this effected you.
 
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Looking a little more diced for sure. What was crashing your cortisol like, constant lethargy?
Lethargy, anxiety, and just feeling overall weird. Idk how to describe. At moments I’d feel like I was disconnected from my body or something lol
 
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Curious how this effected you.
I really don’t have much to say. I think I’ll just end the log with my verdict being “up in the air”

Too many variables. I did get pretty lean and today is show day and I expect to place decently.

I will have to revisit Invictus and properly review again.
 
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I really don’t have much to say. I think I’ll just end the log with my verdict being “up in the air”

Too many variables. I did get pretty lean and today is show day and I expect to place decently.

I will have to revisit Invictus and properly review again.
Let us know how it goes!
 

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