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It does look like a college research paper !
 
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It's over my head, I guess I should have gone to college !
 
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Damn, im turning 44 this year and it looks like a college research paper? I need to step my game up apparently :D
I'm talking PhD level research paper so you should be proud! :)
 
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PSA The Board Member formally know as @TheMrMuscle will now be referred to as TheProfessorMuscle !!
 
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PSA The Board Member formally know as @TheMrMuscle will now be referred to as TheProfessorMuscle !!
PhD so we can call him DrMuscle!
 
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I like that even better !! - Now can he write me a script ?
Now I like where this is going! Well I guess we know who his first two clients will be:)
 
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Not BrofessorMuscle?
There you go! I like it.

Now you need to get a couple t-shirts with your new name on them and then you're all set!
 
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Monthly Report March 2022

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After last months spike in restorative sleep im happy to see it staying at the same level.

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Strain is the least informative reading my Whoop gives me as strength training produces low strain.
But its interesting to see the trends. Apparently my workouts this month was easier than in February.

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Alot of yellow this month which is ok.
The one red recovery came on a Saunday and the reason is that I shared a pint of Ben&Jerry with my fiance on Saturday evening. Thats all it takes for my HRV and HR to go all out of wack.

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I keep maxing out that sleep performance!

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Her we can see the top behaviors that had an impact on my recovery.

100% Sleep - No shock there, enough sleep equals better recovery
Blue light Blocking Glasses - These have been a game changer for me
Added Sugar - This might be because I only add some sugar when i eat my protein pancakes on the weekend. I also sleep in a bit on weekends so it might not be smart enought to understand whats actually impacting it.

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Ive now used CBD for 2 months and personally i felt the most effect the first month. The second month my HRV was never as high as the first. I have no stopped the CBD and it will be interesting to see what happens during April.

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Last month showed a crazy improvment in both HRV and RHR. This month it still got better but at a lower rate.
It will be interesting to see if this dips down when CBD is taken out.

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Cut is moving along nicely.
For March i dropped my calories another 200 on my workout days. So down 400 calories in total from my lean bulk and weight keeps dropping.

Plans for April

I am getting ready to finish my cut, but plan on running it our April as well.
Ive cut another 200 calories on my rest days (2 days a week) as I want to find a good way to carb cycle as i enjoy that.
So layout for the week is as follows:

Monday - Rest day: 2600kcal
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - Workout days: 2800kcal
Friday - Rest day: 2600kcal
Saturday and Sunday - Workout days: 3000kcal

Im adding 10 minutes on the eliptical after each workout and increasing my daily steps from 14 000 to 16 000.

Hopefully this will be enough to drop me down either to 83kg or below 10% on the scale.​
 
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It will be interesting to see if this dips down when CBD is taken out.
I'm interesting in seeing the results of this as well.

Nice update post to btw!
 

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beginner m-test Dose? what u recomend i just have 1 bottle for now , pretty hard to get inside eu so i had ot order in uk, do u know anywhere inside EU tha ha t it or the opt-t by sns?
 
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beginner m-test Dose? what u recomend i just have 1 bottle for now , pretty hard to get inside eu so i had ot order in uk, do u know anywhere inside EU tha ha t it or the opt-t by sns?
It's directed to take 3 caps twice daily. If worried you could start with 1 to 2 caps twice daily and then bump up to 3 caps twice daily.
 
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beginner m-test Dose? what u recomend i just have 1 bottle for now , pretty hard to get inside eu so i had ot order in uk, do u know anywhere inside EU tha ha t it or the opt-t by sns?
So for the M-Test you want to run the recommended dosage which is 6 caps a day. Split them up how you prefer, most do 3+3 but i prefer 2+2+2 (with meals for my part).

Unfortunately it is hard to get CEL and SNS in Europe right now. Predator has in stock and apparently they have a way to ship it without all the custom stuff. I havent tried it myself as their prices are pretty harsh. But they have both M-Test and Optimize-T in stock.
 

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yea i ordred a mtest from them friday, havent arrived yet so about tha tax, ill have too see. fingers crossed then
 

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idk maby they take it over the tunnel into france eu and then drive it from there with fedx or gls

Edit just got a notice its on it s way to AMSTERDAM or i recon its some sort of way they do it, shipping it into eu first then drive it up to me.
 
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idk maby they take it over the tunnel into france eu and then drive it from there with fedx or gls

Edit just got a notice its on it s way to AMSTERDAM or i recon its some sort of way they do it, shipping it into eu first then drive it up to me.
Nice, let me know how it goes!
 
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Monthly Report April 2022

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Sleep quality staying high so that makes me happy.

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Strain is the least informative reading my Whoop gives me as strength training produces low strain.
But its interesting to see the trends. Apparently my workouts this month was easier than in February.

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Had a solid green streak going there for a week, thats always nice to see.
The red day just means i had more food the day before haha.

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I keep sleeping like the Viking I am! Great to see.

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Her we can see the top behaviors that had an impact on my recovery.

99% Sleep - No shock there, enough sleep equals better recovery
Sound Machine - This is what i log when i listen to music untill i fall asleep. Seems to have some impact!
Late meal - This is when I eat heavy amounts in the evening. It always makes my HRV drop and RHR spike.

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There we go. I used CBD for 2 months and now 1 month without and the data seems clear. Even though it felt like it worked great the first month it could have just been just random. Good to know, cuz its not cheap.

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These numbers are just incredible. Im trying to think why this is happening. Is it because im now leaner? Maybe, but its not like i was fat before. Maybe its because ive been even stricter with my diet. So very few days where i eat everything in site.

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Cut is over and Im really happy with my results!

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Plans for May

Now it's back to a lean bulk again and based on my training experience and age the experts recommend no more than a 0.5% to 1% weight increase a month. So no dreamer bulk for me! I will keep my calories realtively low so that I can allow myself 1-2 extra meals a week if I feel like it.

Monday - 2800 kcal (Recovery day)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 3250 kcal (Training days)
Friday - 2800 kcal (Recovery day)
Saturday and Sunday - 3250 kcal (Training days)

I'm going to do a 4:1 ratio of lean bulk and minicut, see how that treats me. So a minimum of 4 months in a lean bulk before i do a minicut. Will be interesting to see how this goes. Always fun to change things up.​
 
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Lean bulks are not as fun as dirty bulks but it's definitely the better route to take :)
 
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Monthly Report April 2022

View attachment 215955

Sleep quality staying high so that makes me happy.

View attachment 215956

Strain is the least informative reading my Whoop gives me as strength training produces low strain.
But its interesting to see the trends. Apparently my workouts this month was easier than in February.

View attachment 215957

Had a solid green streak going there for a week, thats always nice to see.
The red day just means i had more food the day before haha.

View attachment 215958

I keep sleeping like the Viking I am! Great to see.

View attachment 215959

Her we can see the top behaviors that had an impact on my recovery.

99% Sleep - No shock there, enough sleep equals better recovery
Sound Machine - This is what i log when i listen to music untill i fall asleep. Seems to have some impact!
Late meal - This is when I eat heavy amounts in the evening. It always makes my HRV drop and RHR spike.

View attachment 215960

There we go. I used CBD for 2 months and now 1 month without and the data seems clear. Even though it felt like it worked great the first month it could have just been just random. Good to know, cuz its not cheap.

View attachment 215961

These numbers are just incredible. Im trying to think why this is happening. Is it because im now leaner? Maybe, but its not like i was fat before. Maybe its because ive been even stricter with my diet. So very few days where i eat everything in site.

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Cut is over and Im really happy with my results!

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Plans for May

Now it's back to a lean bulk again and based on my training experience and age the experts recommend no more than a 0.5% to 1% weight increase a month. So no dreamer bulk for me! I will keep my calories realtively low so that I can allow myself 1-2 extra meals a week if I feel like it.

Monday - 2800 kcal (Recovery day)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 3250 kcal (Training days)
Friday - 2800 kcal (Recovery day)
Saturday and Sunday - 3250 kcal (Training days)

I'm going to do a 4:1 ratio of lean bulk and minicut, see how that treats me. So a minimum of 4 months in a lean bulk before i do a minicut. Will be interesting to see how this goes. Always fun to change things up.​
nice details and great results .. congrats man .. hard work paid off.
 
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Lean bulks are not as fun as dirty bulks but it's definitely the better route to take :)
boringggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

jk just jealous bc i cant do it lol
nice details and great results .. congrats man .. hard work paid off.
Thanks guys. Cutting has never been a problem for me because of how structured I am. At this stage gaining muscle is much much harder. So if Im not on top of everything, 99% of my gains are water and fat. At my age thats just not worth it. So my "bulking" diet and cutting diet are pretty similar. Only with a few hundred extra calories a day when im bulking.
 
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So about 2 weeks ago I ran out of M-Test after using it for over a year. You know how you get used to being in a certain state and dont really think about it anymore? Well almost immediately i started getting way more sore after my workouts. Nothing changed but the fact that I wasnt taking M-Test anymore. Very facinating.

So now im not running anything fun, just the basics. A bit boring to be honest, but im having a hard time finding anything worth my time in EU. So hopefully @sns8778 manages somehow to get his niew supplements to market so that I can partake in them!
 
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So about 2 weeks ago I ran out of M-Test after using it for over a year. You know how you get used to being in a certain state and dont really think about it anymore? Well almost immediately i started getting way more sore after my workouts. Nothing changed but the fact that I wasnt taking M-Test anymore. Very facinating.

So now im not running anything fun, just the basics. A bit boring to be honest, but im having a hard time finding anything worth my time in EU. So hopefully @sns8778 manages somehow to get his niew supplements to market so that I can partake in them!
it really is awesome to stay on this supplement all year(s) along .. sometimes i cant bc i have to test out stuff well thats the price .. but i love the feeling being on it

powermyself still has some left in stock
 
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i got my packet no tax, they shipped it via france and amsterdam then into denmark driving, pretty cool i guess then its no coustms from pred Nutrition uk
Good Deal !!
 
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Restocked on Intra Workout for the next 6 months!
  • 2,5kg PeptoPro (15g per workout)
  • 5kg Cyclic Dextrin (30g per workout)
  • 100g Electrolytes (1-2g per workout will have to restock in a month or two)
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Restocked on Intra Workout for the next 6 months!
  • 2,5kg PeptoPro (15g per workout)
  • 5kg Cyclic Dextrin (30g per workout)
  • 100g Electrolytes (1-2g per workout will have to restock in a month or two)
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What do you use to flavor these? Or do they come flavored already? Man, do I miss my HBCD intra-WO carbs... also, do you find PeptoPro to be bitter at all?
 
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What do you use to flavor these? Or do they come flavored already? Man, do I miss my HBCD intra-WO carbs... also, do you find PeptoPro to be bitter at all?
PeptoPro comes flavored from Bulk, tropical. Its absolutely NOT the best tasting intra, but the effects are imo much bettet than anything else ive done intra. I mix it with a bunch of ice and put it in the freezer for an hour before leaving to the gym. It absolutely taste better when ice cold.
 

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