Viscious Labs Blood Drive Log

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I was fortunate enough to win a bottle of Viscious Labs Blood Drive, their GDA, via an AM promo. I'm going log how Blood Drive treats me over the next few weeks until I get a feel for the supplement. I ended my bulk early this year and have just started a somewhat of a recomp for the next 2-3 months. I just feel I have to cut too hard April and May to get Summer ready. So I'm going to rotate two weeks slightly below maintenance and slightly above maintenance calories.

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Here's a link to the product page - https://www.viciouslabs.net/products/blood-drive

Directions say to take 1 capsule per 40 grams of carbs immediately before your meal. I'm going to use this mostly for dinners where carbs are around 80 grams. My wife likes her carbs!

Unfortunately I don't have a blood glucose meter. So I'll just be reporting on feel, look, and what the scale tells me.

These two weeks I'm starting out with what I think is below maintence calories. I've already used Blood Drive for 2 meals (2 caps each). Nothing much to report, maybe slightly less bloat.

Here's a starting pic - 195 lbs. It was taken after a week off of lifting. So I'm sure I'll gain a little back after muscles fill up.
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Dinner with 2 caps, somewhere around 80 carbs, I'd take pictures but then my wife and kids might think WTF

- 2 large low fat turkey soft tacos in low carb wraps
- broccoli, celery, carrots hummus
- medium granny smith apple
- big PB&J

I normally workout first thing in the morning or right before lunch. I try to eat most of my carbs pre and post workout and dinner
 
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here for the details!! freaking looking good for this time of yr. my dudebro
 
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Awesome in on this for sure!
 
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Weighed in at 195 this morning - encouraging

Side note - woke up at 3 hungry as hell, didn't think I was going to be able to go back to sleep, finally did without eating, woke up for the morning at 6:45 super hungry. This is why it's so hard for me to cut. I'm barely in a deficit and wake up in the middle of the night starving. When I'm in a real cut I lose a lot of sleep. I always feel like I should lose a lot more weight than I do with how hungry I am.
 
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here for the details!! freaking looking good for this time of yr. my dudebro
I try and not gain too much fat this time of year. I don't like digging too big of a hole and have to cut too hard thus making me in a bad mood for 2 months which is not fair to my family. Plus I just don't want to weigh over 200 lbs.
 
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This was really weird for me to read and consider...you must be mentally healthy or something.
Ha, just personal preference - 5'11" and 200 lbs my face starts to look bloated, pants fit too tight, dress shirts look stretched across my chest
 
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Me and Lobliner hittin up some legs today at Tiger Fitness HQ, haha.
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Another 2 caps yesterday with dinner -
White bean spinach chicken soup
Lots of multigrain bread
Broccoli and humus
Almonds
Leftover Mac and cheese to top it off
 
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Another 2 caps yesterday with dinner -
White bean spinach chicken soup
Lots of multigrain bread
Broccoli and humus
Almonds
Leftover Mac and cheese to top it off
That soup sounds awesome. ...got a pic or recipe?
 
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2 caps for dinner

That's a chicken sandwich

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My wife added two large chicken breasts to it at some point which I think were just seasoned with salt and pepper
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After almost a week of Blood Drive, I’m seeing improved digestion. I am very irregular. I’m currently taking Evomuse Gut Health. Even with this, I still don’t have a bm everyday. With Blood Drive, I’ve had a bm everyday. This is a very welcome benefit! Hopefully this continues. When I’m on a serious cut, I’ve gone 4 days without a bm :(
 
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Berberine is excellent for bowel movements! It works too well in me almost
 
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2 caps with dinner

Almonds
Large grilled chicken salad with shredded cheese, light Caesar dressing
Large sweet potato
Half banana
1 mandarin orange
Few baked tostitos scoops with salsa to top it off

40 minutes of fasted hiit cardio/abs this morning

8x Burpees - 20 sec all out, 10 sec rest
1 min rest
8x toe taps on box - 20 sec all out, 10 sec rest
1 min rest
8x mountain climbers - 20 sec all out, 10 sec rest

3 rounds no rest
1 min lying leg raises
1 min high knees
1 min windshield wipers
1 min jumping Jacks holding 5 lb weights
1 min plank
1 min body weight squats
 
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2 caps with dinner - lots of spaghetti pie and large salad with light balsamic

This morning was more fasted cardio - 20 min Tabata style HIIT like yesterday followed by 16 min steady state
 
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Daily BMs continue, definitely not a fluke
 
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Diet and training looking good! Keep it up!
 
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FYI, last week I started a workout called Fast Mass(found on Muscle and Strength). I didn't superset anything, just eased into it after taking a week off of lifting. I worked up to with my working weight and got familiar with some the exercises that I hadn't been doing.

I chose this workout because there is less volume which I did lots of the past 3 months. With the supersets, it is short of enough where I can add in 15 minutes of of HIIT cardio which I will normally be doing. I didn't mess with the routine much, just swapped some exercises and add in some more calf volume. Some weeks when I'm not in a calorie deficit, I may not do cardio and just add in some more volume. I like the flexibility of this workout.

So today's workout, the only thing I changed was BB RDLs instead of DB, did the leg curls on a bosu ball with 35 lbs and made it a tri set with calf raises and did 4 sets of everything.

1a. Squat 4 8-12
1b. Lateral Raise 4 8-12
2a. Dumbbell RDL 3 8-12
2b. Rear Delt Raises 3 8-12
3a. Leg Extension 3 8-12
3b. Leg Curls 3 8-12

I then added 15 minutes of tabata HIIT with mountain climbers, toe taps on a box, and stairs. Get some!
 
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2 caps for dinner

Sweet Potato
Low Carb tuna salad wrap
Brussels sprouts
Fat free plain Greek yogurt mixed with cooled oatmeal, splenda, cinnamon, Almonds
 
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do you feel like the ability to process all those carbs has been any easier?
 
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do you feel like the ability to process all those carbs has been any easier?
I'm always really hungry going into dinner so it's hard saying. With every meal so far, I've tried to only eat around 80 grams carbs. I finish dinner basically not hungry anymore. I'm normally hungry again in 2-3 hours and need a bedtime snack. So I haven't had a true cheat meal yet. I'll do this next week sometime.

You could say my daily BMs are evident of my body processing food in general better.
 
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Weighed 196 this morning probably due to muscles filling up after taking a week off. My stomach might look a little tighter, definitely not any worse.
 
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2 caps with dinner - turkey chili and cheese spaghetti with green beans

Chest/back/arm workout today

4x Bench SS band straight arm pulldowns 75-90 sec rest
4x Landmine incline press SS t bar row 60-75 sec rest
4x Weighted bench dips SS ez bar strict curls 45-60 sec rest
15 min Tabata hiit cardio including burpees, toe taps on box, stairs
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i just had a sudden hunger attack.. weird.
 
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194 lbs, skipped bedtime snack, fck I'm hungry now

Half scoop C&P ferox amped, time for fasted cardio and abs, get some!
 
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Bro what’s with everyone getting chili on pasta lately; making me drool ?
 
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It's a Cincinnati thing, never heard of it til I moved here.
I think it’s a Midwest thing, we do it here and it’s legit.

Btw Skyline is disappointing. So pricey for such low quality.
 
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I think it’s a Midwest thing, we do it here and it’s legit.

Btw Skyline is disappointing. So pricey for such low quality.
Skyline has a cult like following here.
 
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2 caps with dinner - wife tried a new recipe, turned out tasty
Chicken breast sautéed in light Caesar dressing topped with tomatoes and feta
Lots of sourdough bread and grapes
Large salad, light balsamic dressing
I was full this time and not just not hungry. Food did seem to get processed fast. Little over an hour later, I felt like I could eat again.
 
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2 caps with dinner - same chicken as last night, almonds, whole wheat spaghetti with marinara sauce, banana, broccoli with hummus

Killer leg workout today

4x leg press SS BB walking lunges 60-90 sec rest
4x leg ext SS leg curl 45-75 sec rest
4x standing calf raises SS seated calf raises 60 sec rest
4x reverse hypertension
1x 100 rep standing calf raises
15 min HIIT cardio
 
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Seeing sounds this morning. Daughter was up last night coughing and I didn't get much sleep. So I figured it'd be a good day to take my soon to expire sample of MAN Pep Test Bulk, basically a giant stim bomb with a sprinkling of Agmatine, added 2g taurine. Not the smartest thing to take before a high intensity workout. I'm sure I'll crash at some point today.

Weighed 194. Feeling fairly svelte after my BM this morning. I'll get a progress pick posted sometime soon.
Upper body workout
4x Standing BB shoulder press SS bent over rows 75-90 sec rest
4x Weighted reverse grip chin up SS standing band chest press 75 sec rest
4x EZ bar seated tricep press SS band behind back curls 60 sec rest
15 min Tabata HIIT cardio including high knees, stairs, body weight squats
 
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Damn that A-Y won't wear off, no crash yet, been bouncing my leg at work EDM all f
 
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2 caps with dinner - 2 mozzarella and meatball hoagies, lots of baby carrots and steamed cauliflower, mixed berries and grapes, little baked chicken for some more protein

Just had a big bed time snack too, missed my afternoon snack and hate waking up early on the weekends hungry
 
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Fasted cardio and abs this morning

2 caps with dinner - large plate of baked tostitos scoops topped with a mixture of chicken, black beans, corn, red pepper, tomato sauce, taco seasoning packet, Mexican cheese, also baby carrots, celery and humus, grapes
Parents are treating us to dinner tomorrow - CHEAT meal coming
 
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194 lbs I think I look a little tighter after 2 weeks
20 min of fasted Tabata cardio this morning including burpees, Kettlebell swings, mountain climbers, body weight squats followed by a 2 mile run
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