Threw in 15 minutes of HIIT on the stationary bike to wrap things up…
First thing fellas: the label looks damn promising and that you can be sure of! I completely disregarded (much the same way I did with SpeedX3 haha) the label telling me to get acquainted by using 1 scoop to start off with. AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FO’ DAT! I threw in 2 scoops immediately after cracking the tub open after I shot up from being thinking I had overslept. The container is super small. Almost like everything is micronized. For those of you that have used Enhanced the size of this container will be nothing new to you. The scooper, much like the container, is equally as small. Now I wasn’t sure if I was only supposed to fill it up to the little line where the handle meets the scoop or if I was supposed to completely top off the scooper so I just loaded that bad boy up twice and threw it into about 10oz. of cold water. The smell is definitely very apple like and the taste… sweet Jesus have mercy. Have you guys ever tried those Sour Apple Blow Pops (say from Charms!) before? This is the EXACT same flavor. Tasted great, no strange after taste, no burning sensation on the way down, and it lingering just slightly after I swallowed it. Very delightful. I have recently switched back over to doing the IFProtocol for my diet so although the label says take before eating I took it a few hours prior to working out (my first meal is usually the post workout meal). I’m actually about to take my third and final scoop of the day right now and get to eating my lunch. Hard to tell of any effects from it just yet. Although it appears to contain thermogenic ingredients I didn’t really feel anything yet. It certainly helped keep my appetite suppressed as I got towards the end of my 16 hour fast. I’m sure I’ll be able to feel this more the further into the log I go!
Although I started 5/3/1 at the beginning of May seeing as how I am nearing my third cycle of the program I figured it would be a good way to inform my followers of my current lifting habits and goals… to give you a chance to see my PRs increase from week to week and watch my progress as I really begin to up the poundage into the heavy zone!
I won’t delve too much into what all is expected from the 5/3/1 program… there are multiple iterations of the program and within each iteration is the users ability to pick and choose how they wish to form their workouts. Mine is a take off of the periodization bible with my own unique twist.
A Standard Week
Day 1: Shoulder Press, Close Grip Bench Press, Lats, Upper Back, Triceps, Biceps
Day 2: Deadlift, Front Squat, Hamstrings, Lower Back
Day 4: REST and/or Cardio
Day 5: Bench Press, Incline Press, Lats, Upper Back, Triceps, Biceps
Day 6: Squat, Stiff-Legged Deadlift, Leg Press, Lower Back
Day 7: REST and/or Cardio
With each primary lift for the day I do as many wide grip/close grip pullups as possible. I try to do 2-3 cardio sessions a week, and 2-3 ab sessions a week.