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« Reply #30: June 21, 2015, 03:27:36 PM »
June 21, 2015
Push Hypertrophy[/COLOR]

Weight - 146

Weighed in lighter than last week by .6 pounds. I am going to increase cals by 50 on high carb days, in the form of carbs. My cal total for those days will not be 2600.

Despite the decrease in weight, my strength is better, as you will see by my numbers today compared to last week. I look a lot leaner too. This stack so far is pretty good, here are my findings one week in. Hunger is a little higher than normal, I look leaner, strength seems to be going up, sleep is amazing, and libido is really high.


Training

Seated Smith Shoulder Press 60 - 90 sec rest

75x6,6,6,6,6,6,8

This week calls for 7x6 with the last set being AMRAP.

Incline Smith Bench Press 90 sec rest

95x8,8,9*

This week calls for 3x8 with the last set being AMRAP.

Seated Machine Side Laterals 60 sec rest

60x12,11,11

Flat DB Bench Press 90 sec rest

50x12,11,10

Cable Rope Tricep Pressdown 45 - 60 sec rest

19x12
20.5x11,10

Straight Bar Cable Tricep Pressdown 45 - 60 sec rest

35.5x12
37.5x10,10

Nutrition

Low Carb Day

Cals - 2,050
Carbs - 79g
  • Fiber - 36g
Protein - 219g
Fat - 104g
  • Sat. - 32g
  • Poly. - 8g
  • Mono. - 25g
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« Reply #31: June 21, 2015, 03:28:17 PM »
I only had the one sample, which is one scoop. I could see two scoops being better, flavor wise.

I like the split so far. Today was officially a week in. I am a little sore, but recover nicely. I do not know how you are doing three power days in a row! Seems like it would be brutal.

It was brutal this week im logging it too, but im taking a lot of BCAAs plus had some bio gro sitting around. Having some DOMS but not unbearable I usually get more sore from hyper but this week after my push day my tris were killing me. Doing Squats and Deads on the same day was rough too.


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« Reply #32: June 21, 2015, 03:33:07 PM »
What all supps are you using at the moment besides the staples and Alphadex and magnitropin?  You are putting down some protein for your weight.  Eating is always a problem for me getting 230-250g a day is a struggle.


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« Reply #33: June 21, 2015, 05:19:02 PM »
AntM Reviews BPI Best Protein Chocolate Fudge



I must say, I was really disappointed with this flavor. A better name would have been chocolate or milk chocolate. When I think of a chocolate brownie, especially with the picture on the label, I think of something thick, rich, and decadent. This was the complete opposite. It was just like a regular milk chocolate with nothing special about it. It was not sweet, bitter, or anything of the sort. This flavor pretty much fell flat on its face in my opinion. Yes, I did use Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt, but I always have my protein like this and I used the same amount of yogurt I normally do. So it was overpowered by the yogurt.

AntM Reviews BPI Best BCAA



Taste - So I had a sample of the Grape flavor. It was perfect, it tasted like a grape flavor lollipop. It was not overly sweet and the taste was strong, even in 24 ounces of water. 10/10

Price - I have seen it for around $23 for 30 servings. This seems pricey, and it is for only 5 grams of BCAA, but I will address this in the next section. 6/10

Profile - 5 grams of BCAA per serving and a CLA Matrix for fat loss highlight Best BCAA. Honestly, I do not by the fat loss properties and think the product could do without this. Also, the price is high because Best BCAA uses "OLIGOPEPTIDES" which is "The oligiopeptide-based branched chain amino acids may act as a better transport vehicle, allowing for more efficient metabolization, greater bio-activity, enhanced onset time, and a generally improved BCAA model. And, the scientific minds at BPI Sports didn't stop here ..." and then the ad talks about how new scientific research has shown this model is the best, etc. However, there are no references to these scientific findings. Maybe I'm being over critical here, but if a product is going to state scientific research, it should be referenced. Personally, I do not buy into this, maybe someone has literature that will change my mind. Just talking into account the profile minus this new BCAA model, it is average. 7/10

Overall - The one flavor I had was spectacular. there are absolutely no complaints there. However, I think the product is oerpriced for what is in it. If the product was cheaper, then I would recommend it. Maybe if I see something more concrete about this new BCAA model, my mind would change. Also, I do not think the CLA matrix is needed. 7/10

AntM Reviews BPI Iso HD Banana Cream



When I first opened the packet, I was given the sweet smell of bananas. The smell was great, it was an aroma just like bananas that are just about to go brown, when they really give off that banana scent. I mixed it again with plain fat free Greek yogurt. Upon tasting it, I was given a nice banana flavor. A little weak for my liking, but it was noticeable. After I ingested it though, there was a pretty noticeable artificial after taste. This has been consistent with the three samples I have tried so far. Once again, disappointing. The banana flavoring is good, but the after taste absolutely killed it. I do not know if all of the flavors are like this if mixed with Greek yogurt, which would be odd. I have never had this problem with so many powders before. Maybe it is something BPI does with the flavoring that does not agree with Greek yogurt. We will see how the Vanilla Swirl is. I also have the Cutler Total Protein left too.
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« Reply #34: June 21, 2015, 05:26:26 PM »
It was brutal this week im logging it too, but im taking a lot of BCAAs plus had some bio gro sitting around. Having some DOMS but not unbearable I usually get more sore from hyper but this week after my push day my tris were killing me. Doing Squats and Deads on the same day was rough too.

On my old routine, I was doing deads and light squats on the same day. It is amazing how much deadlifting pre squatting takes out of your squats. I will look for your log and follow along!

What all supps are you using at the moment besides the staples and Alphadex and magnitropin?  You are putting down some protein for your weight.  Eating is always a problem for me getting 230-250g a day is a struggle.

The only supps are the ones I listed in the first post and the two Myokem products. I won the two products and promised to log them. I only have 1 scoop of protein powder daily, if that. Sometimes, I have none. I am fan of IIFYM, but not to the extreme. about 90-95% of my cals come from clean" sources. Also, using non-protein sources that are high in protein helps hit that amount. Foods such as whole wheat pasta, wraps, almonds, broccoli, wheat berries, yogurts, etc. Yogurt is the only dairy I have in my diet so it's not like I'm getting protein from milk. I used to be a bro. The only bro tendency I still have is I like to get 1.25-1.5g of protein per lb of body weight. I know it isn't necessary, but it works for me.
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« Reply #35: June 21, 2015, 05:45:01 PM »
Ive been curious about magnitropin  just haven't wanted to drop the money for it yet. Alphadex worked really good for me though one of the few test boosters that did.
Yeh I try to get 1-1.5 grams per lb and im slightly lactose intolerate but I love milk and cheese so I just deal with it.  When I start cutting and eliminate dairy I do feel so much better but its just so tasty.


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« Reply #36: June 22, 2015, 02:08:53 PM »
Ive been curious about magnitropin  just haven't wanted to drop the money for it yet. Alphadex worked really good for me though one of the few test boosters that did.
Yeh I try to get 1-1.5 grams per lb and im slightly lactose intolerate but I love milk and cheese so I just deal with it.  When I start cutting and eliminate dairy I do feel so much better but its just so tasty.

Mag is my first run with Epi, I was doubtful that it was as good as people suggested, but I seem to be responding to it well.
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« Reply #37: June 22, 2015, 02:11:04 PM »
June 22, 2015
Pull Power


Faxed my application and other materials in for that state teaching job. I found out that the woman that will be training me for the summer school position works in the human resources office where I faxed everything to. I have to butter her up when I see her next Monday! I decided to take my car in since I heard some noise from the rear brakes. There goes $320, but better to get it done now than wait for it to be 10 other things. Training went very well today. Weight and or reps increased on everything. I was surprised how smooth deadlifts went since my legs were still a little sore yesterday! Also got another sample pack in the mail, this one from ALLMAX. Be on the lookout for those reviews.

Training

Deadlift 2-3 min rest

285x4x4x4x4x4,6*

This week calls for 6x4 with the last set being AMRAP. I was only going to do 275, but felt a little daring.

Weighted Wide Grip Pullups 60 - 90 sec rest

10x3,3,3,3,4*

This week calls for 5 sets of 3 with the last set being AMRAP.

V Attachment Cable Row 60 - 90 sec rest

120x8,7,7

V Attachment Lat Pulldown 60 - 90 sec rest

120x7,7,6

Machine Row 60 - 90 sec rest

105x7,6,6

This is a seated chest supported machine with several different handles. I used a regular overhand grip, about shoulder width.

Reverse Fly 60 - 90 sec rest

100x7,7,6

Nutrition

High Carb

Cals - 2,600
Carbs - 319g
  • Fiber - 47g
Protein - 218g
Fat - 49g
  • Sat. - 15g
  • Poly. - 3g
  • Mono. - 9g
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« Reply #38: June 22, 2015, 02:30:01 PM »
AntM Reviews Cellucor Alpha Amino



Profile

-10g of Aminos and Hydration Compounds per Scoop
-5g 3:1:1 BCAAs per scoop
-Includes Concentrated 3x LeucineTM, a combination of Micronized L-Leucine, Leucine Nitrate and Leucine Peptides
-5g Aminos and Hydration Compounds per scoop
-Glutamine, Citrulline addtl. premium Aminos
-Hydrate Formula includes Coconut Water, Chia and Electrolytes (including Potassium)
-Alpha-BCAA Matrix 5000mg
-Alpha-Amino Complex 2500mg
-Alpha-Hydration Formula 2500mg

Alpha Amino has a 3:1:1 ratio. As far as I have read, any product with a higher ratio of leucine does not provide any added benefits. It also makes it harder to flavor the product and mixability sucks with the higher ratio. It has leucine nitrates and peptides which is a plus. The hydration complex makes this product versatile and can be used for any athlete. The only complaint about the profile I have is the blends are not fully disclosed, other than that, it would be perfect. I just have a thing against blends. 9/10

Mixability

For both samples, I used 20 oz of water. The mixability was perfect, no extra leucine particles floating around. No clumps either and this was without the wire ball in my shaker. 10/10

Taste

Fruit Punch was good. I know I said in past reviews that Fruit Punch is usually average, but this was a little sweet. Not as sweet as Hawiaan Puch, but sweeter than the C4 Gen 3 Fruit Punch I had.  8/10

Recovery

It is hard to rate this after only two servings, so I am not going to give it a rating. However, my DOMS are where they would normally be. I use BCAA's for all my workouts, so it is unchanged as to the other product I was using prior.

Overall

Alpha Amino is a pretty good value for what one gets in the product. The taste is great, there are no particles, and the profile is solid. 9/10

AntM Reviews BPI Vanilla Caramel Whey HD



I had a sample of this lying around from a previous order and decided to give it a go.  If you're looking for a heavy caramel taste, you will not get that, but there are hints of it. It mixed thick and immediately reminded me on one thing; eating vanilla cake frosting right out of the container. Yes, when it was that thick it had that exact taste. Whey HD can be great as a frosting for baked items. It is a solid powder and I did not have an artificial after taste. It also tasted more true to the name f the product, although, barely. I would give this is shot.
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« Reply #39: June 23, 2015, 12:23:55 PM »
June 23, 2015
Legs Hypertrophy


I will have an interview at the Vitamin Shoppe next week some time. I told the GM how I wouldn't be able to start until August since I am doing summer school and working at BJ's still. Apparently, the lady I would be replacing is transferring to a store in Florida since that is where she is moving, but she won't be leaving until the beginning of August. That works out perfectly. Ideally, I would have a full time teaching job for September and would begin the third week in August, but it would be nice to have the two jobs for the two or three weeks prior. Again, this is if I get a full time teaching job.

Applied to two more school districts in my state today. There is a third, however, their direct site does not say they have a social studies opening, but the site where the districts post openings does. I'm also going to start applying for substitute positions as a fall back. I am going to look for normal full time jobs as well, just in case. I would much rather sub though since I would be gaining experience.

My hips, lower back, and glutes were so sore today, but I still pushed through. All lifts either went up in weight, reps, or both.


Training

Front Squat 60 - 90 second rest

125x6,6,6,6,6,6,7*

This week calls for 7x6 with the last set being AMRAP.

Leg Press 60 - 90 sec rest

270x8, 8, 10

This week calls for 3 sets of 8 with the last set being AMRAP.

Seated Hamstring Curl 60 sec rest

100x12
1005x10,10

Leg Extensions 60 sec rest

105x12, 10, 10

Standing Machine Calf Raise 45 - 60 sec rest

150x12
155x11,11,11,10

Seated Hammerstrength Calf Raise 45 - 60 sec rest

95x11,11,11,10,10

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 47g
Protein - 219g
Fat - 79g
  • Sat. - 20g
  • Poly. - 12g
  • Mono. - 29g
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« Reply #40: June 23, 2015, 12:33:41 PM »
AntM Reviews Cellucor Alpha Amino



Pointless to look at everything, since it is above. This was the watermelon flavor. It was a nice light flavor, barely any sweetness to it. This was probably because it was a half serving. Even at a full serving, I think this flavor would be more refreshing and light than sweet. It tasted like a generic watermelon, nothing more or less.
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« Reply #41: June 23, 2015, 05:15:34 PM »
AntM Reviews BPI Best Protein Vanilla Swirl

The aroma was a light vanilla. However, when I tried it for my first tasting, I had the same experience as the others in this thread concerning the Vanilla Swirl. It was almost flavorless. I love vanilla, it is my favorite generic flavor, but this would be at the very bottom of all the vanilla protein powders I have tried. Very disappointed overall with this flavor and the line as a whole. Out of the BPI flavors, I would go

vanilla cookie>banana>vanilla swirl>chocolate fudge. I am trying the Cutler protein on Thursday, I think.
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« Reply #42: June 24, 2015, 03:46:04 PM »
June 24, 2015
Off Day


Off day today. Just hit abs and some mobility work.

Nutrition

Low Carb

Cals - 2,050
Carbs - 78g
  • Fiber - 40g
Protein - 219g
Fat - 107g
  • Sat. - 36g
  • Poly. - 6g
  • Mono. - 23g
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« Reply #43: June 24, 2015, 04:51:43 PM »
AntM Reviews Cellucor Alpha Amino



This was the Icy Blue Razz flavor. It was a nice light flavor. The sweetness was on point, even with the half serving. One thing I wish this flavor had was more tartness. When I think of raspberries, I think of a nice tart fruit. That was the one thing that this flavor lacked. Overall, it was very good and enjoyable.

AntM Reviews EVL BCAA Energy



Profile - Per serving, there is 5 grams of BCAA and 110 mg of caffeine. This is a nice small stim product for someone who does not tolerant stims well or is looking for a coffee replacement.

Taste - This flavor was the Orange Dream flavor. I am not a big fan of orange tasting liquids, although I do like oranges. However, this is not an fruit orange taste. Instead, it is exactly like an Orange Creamsicle on a stick that you might have ate as a kid! It has a nice creamy orange taste and everything about it is perfect!
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« Reply #44: June 25, 2015, 02:40:10 PM »
June 25, 2015
Pull Power


Went heavier than anticipated today so I wouldn't be so high on the AMRAP sets. Towards the middle/end of my training session, my right calf started to feel really tight for some reason. I gave it some time and it became painful, I could barely walk on it. Went to the walk in clinic and the doctor there said it was a really bad muscle cramp that was right on the head of my calf. I never had a muscle cramp before. I had no idea they could be this painful. She prescribed a muscle relaxer for me that I am going to pick up soon. I have heat on it now and it seems to be loosening with a spasm here and there. I am hoping it is fine by Saturday since that is supposed to be my next leg day, heavy day at that. I would imagine the cramp would go away tomorrow. She said no leg day until Tuesday.

How long do really bad cramps usually last?


Training

Flat Bench 2-3 min rest

165x4,4,4,4,4,5*

This week calls for 6x4 with the last set being AMRAP. So I went up 15 pounds from last week and rested significantly shorter. The last set I rested a little more than 3 minutes, maybe 3.5, but this went very well. I pushed myself.

Military Press 1.5-2 min rest

105x3,3,3,3,4*

This week calls for 5 sets of 3 with the last set being AMRAP.

Incline Bench 90 sec rest

125x7,6,6

Seated Smith Behind the Neck Shoulder Press 60 - 90 sec rest

50x8,8
60x6

Weighted Dips 60 - 90 sec rest

30x7,6,6

Incline Skull Crusher 60 - 90 sec rest

70x8,7,6

Nutrition

High Carb

Cals - 2,600
Carbs - 319g
  • Fiber - 45g
Protein - 218g
Fat - 51g
  • Sat. - 11g
  • Poly. - 7g
  • Mono. - 15g
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