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Nice! That's always the best feeling, post workout and still holding good vascularity.
 
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Mesocycle #15
Week 2 Day 5

Tempo Indication: Eccentric: Pause: Concentric: Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:2:2
Rest Times are 90 Seconds

Lying Leg Curl
40 x 20
60 x 20
100 x 4
120 x 4
170 x 8 --> 110 x 10 + 10 Partials + 10 Second Iso-Hold

HS V-Squat: (3:1:1:1)
150 x 10
200 x 10
250 x 5
300 x 10
330 x 10

Leg Press:
6 Plates/Side x 10, 7, 6 (Cluster Set)

Stiff Leg Deadlifts: (3:1:1:1)
315 x 10 (2 Sets)

Smith Split Squat: (Front Foot Elevated)
135 x 12 (3 Sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (3:1:2:1)
135 x 10 (8 Sets)

Update coming later today on AE
 
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Weight: 168.2 (-.4)

Biggest takeaway --> Body Recomp hands down. Leaner in the mirror, and I can tell my pants continue to feel looser around the waist. My quads always stretch my pants due to my waist at 29" right now (Started at 31" on log).

Strength --> Overall my strength continues to be matched week in and week out as I can monitor my RPE/Intensity and logbook due to how John Meadows outlines his training template.

Digestion --> no changes with this as food is pretty consistent on a day to day basis.
Still taking 1 cheat meal a week and still dropping as I baseline within 24-36 hours after a cheat.

Sleep --> Has been absolute crap this week. I have slept 9 hours the last 4 days total. I feel my nose getting clogged up and throat getting sore, but I did clean my room and house today which ended up removing piles of dust which is most likely the issue.

Libido --> no Changes

Recovery --> No Changes (Schedule a 90-minute deep tissue massage Tuesday)



 

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Bmp stacked with AE would be amazing judging by these results haha
 

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Bob,
I'm wondering how your fasting blood glucose is on this? If I remember correctly, your fasting bg was trending downward on vector so this could share the same effect due to the Korean mistletoe?
 
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Bob,
I'm wondering how your fasting blood glucose is on this? If I remember correctly, your fasting bg was trending downward on vector so this could share the same effect due to the Korean mistletoe?
Read your message, took my BG and it is 81 just now after waking up.
There certainly are a lot of factors that dictate how that can change on a day to day basis
Food intake night before (heavy carb meal), sleep, stress, cortisol etc, but I gauge my BG weekly and it has been on a downward shift since starting. I monitor it year-round just to know where my fasted insulin, A1C, and BG are as a sign of seeing how insulin is on a week to week basis. The higher BG gets the more prone you are to storing fat, so I try to keep it down as best as possible.
 
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Absolute Banger of a leg workout


Tempo Indication: Eccentric: Pause: Concentric: Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:2:2
Rest Times are 90 Seconds

Lying Leg Curl
40 x 20
60 x 20
100 x 4
120 x 4
170 x 8 --> 110 x 10 + 10 Partials

HS V-Squat: (3:1:1:1)
150 x 10
200 x 10
250 x 5
300 x 10
330 x 10

Leg Extension:
40 Each Leg x 10
50 Each Leg x 10
100 Each Leg x 2
40 Each Leg x 20
* 1 Set*

Leg Press: (3:1:2:1)
3 Plates/Side x 4
4 Plates/Side x 4
5 Plates/Side x 4
6 Plates/Side x 3 --> 5 Plates/Side x 3 --> 4 Plates/Side x 3
** Hold the negatives as long as possible on the 3 rep sets **

DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts: (5:1:1:1)
100's x 8 (3 Sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (3:1:2:1)
135 x 10 (8 Sets)

Will try to get some more updates pics this weekend.
So far Really liking how the mirror keeps changing week in and week out.
 
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Weight: 168 (-.2)

Recomp is still in full swing. I am looking as good if not better then the previous weeks, maintaining my strength, and if not seeing small improvements in the logbook. I am finding my mind-muscle connection continues to improve as I have changed my training form to try and hammer proper form and stimulate the muscle to the greatest degree.
I have really been working hard on my thumbless grip and elbow drive on back days. A slight tuck in my elbows for pressing movements (to take secondary muscles out of the equation), and slowing down my tempo on arm training to improve the tension. I have found pushing through my palm on arm movements has eliminated forearm carry over and placed more stress on the muscle.

Libido --> No changes the entire log

Muscle Hardness & Pump --> Has been very similar throughout the log. Still rocking the VasoBlitz + FullBlitz pre-workout combo and around 50g of carbs pre

Recovery --> Had a 90-minute deep tissue massage on Tuesday after work, and really helped loosen up some tight spots, and also found myself feeling a better pump the next few days when the muscles are not as knotted up.

Sleep --> No visible changes. I actually slept less this week due to extra hours working, and part-time jobs on the side, but have been crushing my workouts.

Overall I am pleased with my progress and looking to wrap this up in style and keep the recomp train in full swing.
 
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Nice update! Looking lean in the pics even post thanksgiving;)
 
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Weight: 168 (No Change)

This week has been a roller coaster of being healthy and trying to avoid people who are sick. I was on the road most of the week for work traveling and taking care of agents, most of whom were sick. I tried my best to stay away, but I keep getting a scratchy throat and runny nose. Luckily I got some good sleep last night and feel better. Woke up feeling very flat and it reflects in the pictures. Will keep the nutrition the same and finish off this log and see where it takes me with the AE Run. Still happy that I continue to get leaner in some bodyparts week in and week out, so I am not complaining as the mirror is in my favor every week that goes by.

Libido --> No changes the entire log

Muscle Hardness & Pump --> Same Pre Combo (Fullblitz + VasoBlitz) ~ 50g of carbs from food pre-workout. 3 Caps AE with Meal 1 (pre), and 3 Caps with meal 3/4 later in the day.

Recovery --> Lack of sleep this week, but still got in all my workouts. I have no complains here, but have not noticed a significant boost or change throughout the log. Everything has seemed steady in this department.

Sleep --> Sleep has been hit or miss, Usually 4-5 hours tops. I got a good 7 hours last night and felt great today. I will be working more overtime throughout the next few weeks through the holidays which will keep me on my normal 4-5 hours. This amount still gives me good energy to do my day to day activities without any sacrifice to my energy or recovery.

Almost done with the run and have to say between this and BMP 2.0 they are both spectacular and 2 of the best natural anabolics I have used for body recomp.

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Looking good Bob!
 
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Nice update pics! Good to hear that you consider AE one of the best natty products you've used. That means a lot coming from you.
 
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Weight: 167.8 (-.2)

Still trying to get over being sick. Feeling a lot better today which is a good thing. I have been working extra OT at work and been on the road helping clients and agents in NW PA, which has kept me busy. Overall I am finding a good groove in training as High Evolution is a great training program from Meadows where I am being able to match the log book week in and week out as weight has been trending down this entire log. Cannot complain about that one bit.

Libido --> No changes the entire log

Muscle Hardness & Pump --> Ive throw in No Mercy from OL the last few days/week in exchange of Vasoblitz with FullBlitz not a real vast difference. I respond a touch better to nitrates, but its a good change of pace.

Recovery --> Sleep is a bit better this week, but not really able to notate too much on this aspect week in and week out. Unless my rest periods are changed, but that is usually not the case with JM's programs.

Sleep --> Sleep has been hit or miss, Usually 4-5 hours tops. Saturdays I try to sleep in (7-8 hours) if I can, and same with Sunday's to prepare myself for the work week. Overall no changes, no deeper sleep or REM Sleep to note.

Should be wrapping this up soon, so stay tuned for a final review coming up soon! I'll save the pics for the final update as the mirror keeps changing in my favor with AE.
 
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In for the final pics:)
 
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Final Review

- Help building lean muscle
- Throughout my run, I was at a slight deficit and continued to lose weight in a linear fashion. I did stall some weeks in weight, but that can happen when your caloric intake is not changed throughout the entire run of a supplement. While I did not build muscle mass being in a deficit for so long I sure held everything I had and was able to match the logbook while continually getting leaner.

- Improve Strength
- As stated above this may vary for those who run on a surplus, but for someone who was at a deficit the entire run of AE I am very happy with how I did not lose strength or any at all, to be honest. My lifts are as strong as when I started this log and I am still holding my fullness. Usually, people can string out over a long duration of keeping calories in a deficit, but that was not the case with my run.

- Improve endurance
This was something I did not notice. My workouts are nowhere near CrossFit or anything along those lines where very short rest and higher reps can be notified. My workouts are generally in the 5-12 rep range, sometimes sets do hit the 20 rep mark, but even then my reps are very slow and controlled. Let's also throw in that I do not do much cardio at all maybe a small LISS walk here or there, but 0 HIIT. This would be something to engage with those who run very short rest periods, a lot of supersets, giant sets, or those who are endurance athletes. They may find a lot more experience with this in their run and how it changes on a week to week basis when running AE.

- Aid weight loss & Body Composition
- This is the biggest takeaway. The mirror changed almost weekly as I got into weeks 3-4 and from then every single week. That was hands down what I noticed was how I kept getting leaner, my waist kept getting smaller, and my body was able to hold my fullness in a deficit. I slowly dropped weight in a linear fashion which is rare for me, but I will take it.

- Improve Pumps & Fullness (S7 Inclusion)
- While my pumps were not anything mind-blowing (lack of calories and deficit) They were noticed. I did focus on good form and range of motion when I lift, and that helps with engaging the proper muscle groups and stimulating the muscle properly. I tried to keep my pre-workout similar for the entire 12 weeks run with VasoBlitz & Fullblitz, but a few sessions I would modify a non-stim or a stim but still hit around the same range of raw actives. I do think S7 does help with pumps, but not as much as the study shown on it states (230% increase in NO levels)

- Improved Nutrient Uptake (Astragin)
- Hard to state here as well. Nutrient uptake is low due to caloric intake, but overall my digestion is steady from week 1 through the end. I am a creature of habit and eat a very similar diet for the most part. I like to keep my sources to things that digest well, get rid of GI Distress, and do not cause bloat. I have done a lot of elimination over the years of food sources that just don't sit well with me so I really don't eat them often or ever (Mushrooms, fish, oatmeal, broccoli, and many other things). Better to know you are absorbing the food, then deal with bloat because you like how they taste. Not always the most optimal thing to do when trying to keep your body running as efficiently as possible.

Overall:
- Very impressed. I have run a lot of natty anabolics (refer to the previous pages where a member asked) without seeing anything out of them. After 1 bottle I had my doubts, but then it slowly kept creeping on with body recomposition. All in all, if I was on the market AE would be considered . Just like how I would put it right up there with BMP 2.0 as my top two choices on the market.



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Solid, thorough review. Appreciate the comparisons and detail on all aspects. Happy to see it worked well for you as well. Thanks man!
 

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may have to give this a run over summer you are shredded in the last pictures ,how much weight loss between the last pics and the pics on 7th Dec
 
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may have to give this a run over summer you are shredded in the last pictures ,how much weight loss between the last pics and the pics on 7th Dec
.4 i am 167.6
Can't expect me to drop much with my calories never changing the entire duration of the log.
 
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Nice final review! Shoulders looking shredded!
 
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Bob this might be the best I have seen you look, muscle fullness and cuts are on point! Are you going to be logging your staples only lean bulk you were planning after this?
 
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Bob this might be the best I have seen you look, muscle fullness and cuts are on point! Are you going to be logging your staples only lean bulk you were planning after this?
That would be a basic workout journal.

I don’t log anything unless it’s sponsored, or unless I review it on YouTube.

staples are:

Fishoil
Whey
Flexatril
Creatine
Evomuse Gut Health
Vitamin D3
Magnesium
BCAA/EAA if fasted training
Mostly non-stim pre (VasoBlitz, high volume or alpha pump)
If I add stims — FullBlitz or other samples I have around
 
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I don’t log anything unless it’s sponsored, or unless I review it on YouTube.
That's a good rule of thumb. Then you have your review on paper and can be shared with anyone.
 
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That would be a basic workout journal.

I don’t log anything unless it’s sponsored, or unless I review it on YouTube.

staples are:

Fishoil
Whey
Flexatril
Creatine
Evomuse Gut Health
Vitamin D3
Magnesium
BCAA/EAA if fasted training
Mostly non-stim pre (VasoBlitz, high volume or alpha pump)
If I add stims — FullBlitz or other samples I have around
Yeah, I feel ya there, training / nutrition log or journal the words are kind of the same thing. Logging a product is just a different kind of log / journal, and I get that. I see that I kind of worded the question to sound as if I meant logging the staples. Which I didn't mean just specifying that only staples would be being used during the lean bulk.

I was actually referring to sharing some of the changes made to training and nutrition, and the progress. Just to show everyone how much progress can be made from those training and caloric increases alone. Kind of give the example of this is why I don't adjust my calories up for a supplement during a log because the supplement would get the credit when all of these changes can be made via training and nutrition alone. Kind of a refer to this for why I don't change things in my supplement logs thread. :) Might shut some of the increase or lower your calorie whiners up during your sponsored logs.
 
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I was actually referring to sharing some of the changes made to training and nutrition, and the progress. Just to show everyone how much progress can be made from those training and caloric increases alone. Kind of give the
Dietary changes are done via my trainer Jason Theobald (Scooby Prep)
Training is John Meadows programs

Jason likes to know what natty anabolic are successful so his natural clients can buy and implement them , and also what to expect
 
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Dietary changes are done via my trainer Jason Theobald (Scooby Prep)
Training is John Meadows programs

Jason likes to know what natty anabolic are successful so his natural clients can buy and implement them , and also what to expect
Yeah can't really say too much about what exactly they are doing. Scooby huh? I enjoy his videos.
 

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