Hi guys, long time lurker first time poster. Little backstory, I started lifting at around 12 and lifted all through highschool. Junior year I tore my groin almost completely while wrestling and senior year I tore my acl playing football so I did a lot of benching and upper body movements. I got in with a group of competitive benchers and set a few small time records in benching. I've tried very few supplements (protein powder, preworkout, creatine and arimistane) and done fairly well with them in moderation. Last summer I separated a rib from my sternum benching 365 equipped and have been having a hard time getting back to where I was. I got Xgels for Christmas and figured I would log my results here and keep me accountable. I've had some joint issues in the past so I was told to dose for three day periods going 1,2,3 pills or 3,2,1 pills to minimize joint issues. My first day before the three day dosing was a heavy bench day with two pills to see how my body responded and I didn't feel the pumps or much at all other than wrist aching but the next day my chest and shoulders felt full and almost mildly pumped all day, which was a nice surprise. Second time upped to three pills on a rep day and had some crazy pumps and vascularity but both ceased almost immediately after stopping lifting. Just finished my first three day segment today, the first one pill day was a speed day on bench and I felt the same feeling as lactic acid buildup from AMRAP sets but on short sets with low weight. Second day with two pills was back and biceps, did three lightweight sets for warmup of lat pull downs then went to the bathroom and while peeing it felt like a bike pump was blowing up my lats the whole time, and the crazy pump stayed with me the rest of the workout and my biceps looked huge and veins were everywhere. Third day was heavy rep bench, hit 265 for two and then 245 for two sets of three and some various sets at 225, pause reps and what not. Reps felt harder than usual but not necessarily slower or weaker, weird feeling. No earth shattering pump feeling but my pecs and shoulders looked noticeably bigger than a normal pump despite lacking the feeling of one. Too soon to see whether or not I'm gaining any muscle or strength but initial feelings are promising. Bodyweight is around 165 currently and the goal is to get back to 285 on bench raw (best ever was 285 but at 160 pounds). Diet currently consists of around 130 grams of protein daily through dietary meat (mostly beef) and eggs and then around 40 from a protein shake. Most days have 2-3 cups cooked rice and once I've got those in its very lax on what I let myself eat. I aim for around 2500 calories a day but go up to around 3000 if I do any cardio, that keeps my weight pretty consistent but should be more than enough to recover and hopefully up them a little to grow. My apologies for the long Post, wanted to be thorough on my first supp log. Feel free to ask any questions and chime in with any advice.