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Also, I used nair in the beginning to get good pics, and now I have all these ingrown hair spots all over, and looks like nasty sores, so don't think I'm going to use nair again.
Just save my man, all the hair removal products have done the same thing to me :(
 
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Day 7

.5ml Inv left arm
1ml VII chest/right arm

Slept good last night, very few wake ups. Felt rested upon waking. Looking more lean from day one. Worked out fasted, glycogen depleted (havent had carbs in days), and weight post bathroom was about 159lbs. That is about 2lbs in a week. I'm not doing cardio. I don't lift anymore for work. I think I can attribute the weight loss to Invictus and VIIKT. Last weigh in was also glycogen depleted. I will up my protein and daily fat content; do not want to lose hard gained lean mass, or begin to drop on strength.

Push day (tricep focus)


Close grip bench
135x10
165x7 4 sets (incrementally more than last week)

Incline DB press/skill crushers
70x6 4 sets

80x7 2 sets
80x6 2 sets

Db chest pullover/rope pushdown/face pulls

50x8
55x8
60x8 2 sets

45x9
45x8
45x7 3 sets

45x12 5 sets

2 sets of hammer strength chest press machine, and then had to leave to get ready for work.
sounds like the stack is working...-2lbs shouldn't make that much of a visible difference, if you look leaner good chance it's fat?
 
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Day 8

Pull day

Wide Grip Pullups

10lbx10 3 sets
10lbx9
10lbx8

DB one arm rows/BB curls

85x7 4 sets

80x7 4 sets

Seated cable rows/preacher curls

165x6 3 sets

35x6 3 sets Drop set 25 and 15

Forgot to consume olive and avacado oil before work, so that is a little upsetting.

Dosed .5ml Inv left arm.
Dosed 1ml VII right arm/chest

Also, Venom appears to not have DMAA even though label says 100mg per serving. Did not feel like DMAA, and manhood did not have the typical stim issue (sorry ladies for the TMI)
 
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Yep, stim dick. Can relate to this! If I take DMAA in the morning, stim dick is gone very late at night, like 12-13 hours later.
 
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Yep, stim dick. Can relate to this! If I take DMAA in the morning, stim dick is gone very late at night, like 12-13 hours later.
Didn't have that effect. Very unfortunate. Dont make enough to throw away on fake products.
 
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Question @cheftepesh1 would it be okay to shower 2 hour after applying everything, or is that still too early?
 
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Day 9

Dosed .5ml right arm Invictus
Dosed 1ml VII left arm and chest

Leg day

Squats
135x10
225x8
245x5 3 sets

Hack squat
315x8 4 sets

Calf raises
90x12 4 sets
 
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Day 10

Push day

Bench press
135x10
195x7 5 sets (have been improving every week)

DB Skull crusher/Incline DB press
85x7 3 sets

70x7
70x6
70x6

Cable crossovers/rope pushdown

20x10
25x8 3 sets

35x14
35x12 3 sets

Pushups
Failure x 3 sets

On a calorie restriction compared to what my calories used to be, about 1000kcals less, I am getting stronger, and that is with on and off sleep. I will say the last few days I have had decent sleep. I just hate saying that because then the insomnia demon comes at me lol. I also believe I am a little more clear headed, which I would attribute to lower cortisol.
 
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Jealous of those pecs dude.
Don't care what anyone says. Flat bench press. Focus on that. People say there is not the greatest ROM, sure, but that is what I have used to build the overall width/depth of the pecs. The DB presses dont even come close in my opinion; I understand why people do DB press over bench because of shoulder issues. My left shoulder issue is why I do not do BB incline press. This is the first time in a while I have been able to focus on the bench again due to my left shoulder. Been making sure to be careful on the movements, and not playing with the 1RM.
 
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Don't care what anyone says. Flat bench press. Focus on that. People say there is not the greatest ROM, sure, but that is what I have used to build the overall width/depth of the pecs. The DB presses dont even come close in my opinion; I understand why people do DB press over bench because of shoulder issues. My left shoulder issue is why I do not do BB incline press. This is the first time in a while I have been able to focus on the bench again due to my left shoulder. Been making sure to be careful on the movements, and not playing with the 1RM.
I've had similar problems with my right shoulder over the years and some of this stuff has really helped:
 
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Thanks for the video Benny.

Any of you guys lift weights every day without a rest day?
 
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Day 11

Same dosing patter

Sleep was good. Feel rested this morning.

Pull day

Bent over rows
135x10
195x8 4 sets

Lat pulldowns
180x6 4 sets

Seated cable rows/standing 1 arm bicep curls
180x5 4 sets

30x10 2 sets
35x8
40x8

Standing pullovers/bb curls

25x12
30x12
35x12
42.5x10

80x6 4 sets

Good workout. Usually hit the gym 6 days in a row, so will take a rest tomorrow just for the joints and ligaments.
 
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has sleep improved since starting this combo?
 
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log is looking good! how are the joints doing (saw something about this earlier in the log)?

Also, while appetite may increase, cravings for sugar should go away.

If you have any issues with insomnia, you can apply invictus earlier in the day, or you may slightly adjust the dose down a little...the old droppers made it easier, but you can eyeball it a little below the .5ml mark. We've never had a complaint about invictus being underused...but, some people have cut back the dose to improve their experience...don't be afraid to, as it's potent stuff.
 
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log is looking good! how are the joints doing (saw something about this earlier in the log)?

Also, while appetite may increase, cravings for sugar should go away.

If you have any issues with insomnia, you can apply invictus earlier in the day, or you may slightly adjust the dose down a little...the old droppers made it easier, but you can eyeball it a little below the .5ml mark. We've never had a complaint about invictus being underused...but, some people have cut back the dose to improve their experience...don't be afraid to, as it's potent stuff.
Joints, dryness leveled off, so not as dry, and not painful.

Sleep has been getting better. Have had insomnia before Invictus. I will try a milder dose though, and see if sleep improves even more.

Hunger issue has leveled off.

Good to see you, hope you are doing well!
 
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Day 14

I have decided to lower each dose of Invictus a little bit, and see if it lessons the drying effect of joints, and due to it seeming I was going through Invictus too fast. I recommend anyone starting Invictus to dose just below .5 tic, rather than try to hit it.

Sleep has been good over the last few days. Cortisol seems to be lower for sure. Leg day yesterday morning felt like a train wreck though. Just was not strong; knees and lower back were telling me they were not fully recovered. So I did more volume to compensate for heavier weights. Will probably weigh tomorrow morning, and see where I am at weight wise.
 
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Weight this evening before dinner, glycogen depleted 160.4, and I'll take off the .4 because I did eat lunch, but I also used the restroom at home. So I'll say 160. Weighing tomorrow would not bode well as I am carb upping tonight.
 
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Weight this evening before dinner, glycogen depleted 160.4, and I'll take off the .4 because I did eat lunch, but I also used the restroom at home. So I'll say 160. Weighing tomorrow would not bode well as I am carb upping tonight.
Nice. Looks like this is working well for you.
 
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Day 15

Began to lower the Invictus dose slightly. Slept like a rock last night. The alarm actually surprised me this morning.

Pull day

Weighted Pull Ups
12.5lbx10 5 sets

One arm DB rows/bb curls

85x8 3 sets

90x5 3 sets

Seated cable rows/db preacher curls

160x8 3 sets, last set 2xRP

35x8 3 sets, last set 2xRP

Surprised at overall consistent strength gain on what would be considered a calorie deficit to me.
 
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Day 16

Sleep overall has been consistantly good, better, each week. Have not had insomnia lately.

Leg day

BB squats
135x10
155x10
175x10
195x8
215x8
235x6
255x4

Hack Squats
315x10
335x8
355x6
355x6

Calf raises
90x12 4 sets
 
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Haven’t gotten any so maybe
 
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Day 17

Did not sleep that much, my fault, kids fault, wife's fault, but even with less sleep, I was up at 0730 and I was surprisingly awake and alert.

Push day

BB Bench press (surprised how much strength is going up each week)
135x10
195x8 5 sets

Incline DB press/DB skull crusher
40x12 4 sets

50x12 4 sets

Cable crossovers/tricep rope pushdowns
15x12 4 sets last set drop set

35x12 4 sets last set drop set

Lateral db raises/db shoulder press/pushups to fail

3 sets

On a calorie restriction, compared to what I am used to, I am getting stronger.
 
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Also to note. I was beginning to feel a little under the weather, both my kids have begun to cough, and have mucus issues. Dosed a little higher on invictus, and feeling better. Invictus is supposed to boost immune system response.
 
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Also to note. I was beginning to feel a little under the weather, both my kids have begun to cough, and have mucus issues. Dosed a little higher on invictus, and feeling better. Invictus is supposed to boost immune system response.
let us know how this works out for you---hope you are feeling 100% real soon!!!
 
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let us know how this works out for you---hope you are feeling 100% real soon!!!
As far as the sickness that I was sensing coming upon me, it seems to of bit the dust! That was not so back in December, and January, where it seemed like every little bug stuck to me.
 
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Today was a rest day today. Excited to see how my sleep is tonight, and how pull day will be tomorrow.
 
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Today was a rest day today. Excited to see how my sleep is tonight, and how pull day will be tomorrow.
Rest days are important. Good to see your enjoying it
 
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Also to note. I was beginning to feel a little under the weather, both my kids have begun to cough, and have mucus issues. Dosed a little higher on invictus, and feeling better. Invictus is supposed to boost immune system response.
let us know how this works out for you---hope you are feeling 100% real soon!!!
As far as the sickness that I was sensing coming upon me, it seems to of bit the dust! That was not so back in December, and January, where it seemed like every little bug stuck to me.
I hardly ever get sick, Invictus is touted as strengthening immune system.
 
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Day 18

Felt out of it when I woke up. Probably due to the storm that has come through today; sensetive to weather/pressure changes.

Pull day:

Bent over rows
135x10
200x6 5 sets last set a drop set

Lat pulldowns
180x7 4 sets

Seated cable rows
180x5 3 sets

Had some good contractions, and for being out of it, surprised I did what I did. After workout I felt generally pretty good, sharp, and stress free throughout the day.

Will weigh tomorrow as I am glycogen depleted.
 
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Yellow towel is before. Red towel is this morning. Both are fasted glycogen depleted, non flexing state. Goal with this stack was to build muscle, lose fat, and gain strength on a deficit. My opinion is I see a little more back width and thickness on the after picture.
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Not sure why the pics came out sideways, they were facing the right direction in the album. Anyway, y'all can hit me with criticism.
 
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Present weight 162, morning fasted, glycogen depleted, post restroom, post workout.

Initial weight beginning of log was 160.8, then last week I dropped to 160. Now I am 162, and just as lean, if not leaner than the very beginning.
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Not sure why the pics came out sideways, they were facing the right direction in the album. Anyway, y'all can hit me with criticism.
Back is looking lean! Sounds like you put on a pound or two of muscle.
 

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