DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log Day 13

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DAY 13

WEIGHT
251lbs (+3.0)

TRAINING

SQUAT
45 x 5
135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 4
255 x 3
275 x 10 x 3 (10 sets, 3 reps)

LEGPRESS
463 x 8
553 x 8
643 x 8,8,8
(The machine unloaded is 103lbs… I know its strange)

GLUTE HAM RAISE
BW x 10,10,10,10

EZ BAR BICEP CURL
70 x 8,8,8
40 x 8,8,8 (reverse grip)

DIET

– Breakfast: (3 caps Recomp & 2 scoops MP taken 30 minutes prior): Scrambled eggs with onions and jalapenos, 2 plain bagels with cream cheese and apricot jam, 3 pieces of bacon and a side of mashed potatoes

– Dinner (post training): Qdoba Queso Diablo Chicken (extra chicken) burrito, white rice, black beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream

Breakfast is typical skipped during regular days of the week and I usually just eat lunch and dinner.

SUPPLEMENTATION

I’ll be posting a video soon about each product and should hopefully have some comparison photos from the start of the log to look at!

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log WEEK IN REVIEW 1

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday/holiday weekend! I know I certainly did! There were some ups and some downs to it though that certainly put a little damper on my situation and I want to make sure that is accounted for here in the log. Around Christmas Eve/Day I must have snagged the flu or some sort of stomach bug because for about 2 days around that time I could barely keep anything down. I had no appetite and no will to get to the gym (not that it mattered they were closed). Just an all over feeling of sickness that really wasn’t lending itself well to this log. I did try to keep up with the daily supplementation but I’m not sure how much of the products were actually absorbed. With that being said I’ve passed that bug and have hopefully moved on to better times! Here is how my weight has varied accordingly:

WEIGHT
Day 8 – December 23rd: 247.5 (-0.5)
Day 9 – December 24th: 245.2  (-2.8)
Day 10 – December 25th: 246 (-2.0)
Day 11 – December 26th: 247 (-1.0)
Day 12 – December 27th: 249 (+1.0)
Day 13 – December 28th: 251 (+3.0)
Day 14 – December 29th, Today: 254.2 (+6.2)

So my weight has fluctuated quite a bit. Being at work leading up to the holiday was horrendous. There were foods and snacks and candies and cakes galore. Chocolate fudge, peanut butter buckeyes, puppy chow and caramels… you name it they had it. And being one of the only men in the office the women automatically assume that I’ll just eat everything that is leftover. So I caved a little bit and snacked. And then when I went home for the weekend, even with taking the EBF products, I practically gorged myself on Christmas meals. Hearty plates filled with turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. Followed by dessert. And my Christmas cookies. Couple this with the fact that I was slamming fluids following my sickness I’m sure that some of these inflated numbers are due to water weight gain (as well as why I was at my lowest on the 24th). I was not a good CBLer over Christmas break :(!

The upshot? Even this morning as my eyes widened in shock at how much I weighed in today… I feel leaner than I did at 248. Strange as that may sound its how I feel. Will have to see how this trend continues. The ultimate goal for me would be to cut down to about 230lbs while maintaining strength. We’ll see…

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log DAY 7

DAY 7

TRAINING

BENCHPRESS
45 x 5
135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 3
255 x 1
285 x 1
300 x 0

INCLINE BENCHPRESS
155 x 8,8,8,8
95 x 10

DECLINE BENCHPRESS
225 x 8,8,8

CABLE FLYS
175 x 15
200 x 12
225 x 10

DIPS
BW+25 x 10,10, 6

PULLEY PUSHDOWN
17.5 x 10,10, 10
7.5 x 25

Everything else was pretty standard as far as today was concerned. Diet didn’t really falter much and at this point in the update I can’t even remember what it was I ate. Through toying around with different dosing schemes I’ve decided to settle on returned back to only taking each product once a day and just time it depending on what meal it works best for. If I’m at work and surrounded by junk I’ll do it then or if I go home and decide that the planned dinner just doesn’t sound appetizing I’ll use it then. Otherwise WEIGHT actually came down underneath starting weight for the first time at 247.6 (-0.4).

Next week’s update will just be a one-page update due to it being the holiday weekend and I’ll be out of town. Gonna be taking some picture updates as well soon!

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log DAY 6

DAY 6

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WEIGHT
250.0lbs (+2.0lbs)

TRAINING

DEADLIFT
135 x 5
225 x 5
275 x 4
315 x 3
355 x 10 x 3

PENDLAY ROW
135 x 10,10,10,10

LAT PULLDOWN
130 x 10,10
115 x 10,10

DB BICEP CURL
50 x 10
45 x 10
40 x 10

DIET/SUPPLEMENTATION
Postworkout (another 5AM workout… so not used to getting up that early): 4 eggs scrambled and 4 pieces of bacon
Lunch: Grilled chicken & bacon wheat wrap with lettuce, tomato, onions, jalapenos and spicy mayo
Dinner: Stauffer’s Grilled Chicken & Veggies skillet (3 Recomp & 2 scoops MP 30 min before, 3 AAv2 90min after)

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log DAY 4&5

DAY 4

WEIGHT
248.9 (+0.9)

TRAINING
None – Had my little girl with me all day (weekend) so gym was out of the question!

DIET/SUPPLEMENTATION
Back to the ol’ 3x Recompadrol & 2 scoops Metabolic Powder 30 mins prior to dinner… this time I took AAv2 90 minutes post dinner.

Lunch: 4 eggs, 1 cup of cheese & 4 slices of turkey bacon made as an omelet
Dinner: Steak N’ Shake double cheeseburger w/ bacon, fries w/ cheese, Coca Cola

DAY 5

WEIGHT
249.6 (+1.6)

TRAINING
None – see above.

DIET/SUPPLEMENTATION
Same supplementation protocol as before except I popped 2 extra caps of Recompadrol today prior to watching some Sunday football and drinking beer

Lunch: 4 eggs, 1 cup of cheese as an omelet, protein shake
Dinner: 2 spicy chicken sandwiches on 2 thin select wheat buns with swiss cheese and ketchup

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log DAY 3

DAY 3

Decided I’m going to do things a little differently today! Dosing will be revamped and amped up! I will be following this protocol:

Upon Waking: 3 caps AAv2
Before Lunch: 3 caps Recompadrol & 2 scoops Metabolic Powder
Before Dinner: 3 caps Recompadrol & 2 scoops Metabolic Powder
After Dinner: 3 caps AAv2

I think following this protocol will help increase the results (faster) and lead to some more satisfying meals to be eaten.

WEIGHT
248.8 (+0.8lbs from intial, same weight as yesterday)

TRAINING
Worked out early this morning (which is not typical for me)

OVERHEAD PRESS
45×5
65×5
95×5
120x8x4

BARBELL BENCHPRESS
45×5
135×5
185×5
225×4
255x3x10

DB LATERAL RAISE
22.5×10,10,10

DB FRONT RAISE
20×10,10,10

MACHINE REAR DELT FLYS
135×10,10,10

BARBELL SHRUGS
225×10,10,10,10

SKULLCRUSHERS
70×10,10
80×10

ROPE SEPARATION PULLDOWN
42.5×10,10,10

DIET/SUPPLEMENTATION

Popped 3 caps Recompadrol and down them with 2 scoops of Metabolic Powder 30 minutes prior to eating breakfast which consisted of 2 Burger King Double Crossainwiches and a small has browns. Now I know this isn’t technically “CBL” protocol, but I had a little lapse in judgment and gave in to the carbs. After rereading the CBL manual I will be tightening up the diet – and I will be adding cardio (HIIT) back into the mix. I took 3 caps of AAv2 90 minutes after breakfast and this time I did not notice the thermogenic effects that I have felt before when dosing on an empty stomach. The frustrating thing about today is that there is an office party going on there is TONS of food. Oh lawd!

I will be constantly changing the dosing regiment and see if I can find something that suits me… especially with Christmas coming up and all the treats that are going to be at my disposal I need to be able to keep myself sane!

I will try and do my best to update my post with My Fitness Pal screencaps of my macro totals for the day but I’m not sure how consistent I’ll be.

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log DAY 2

WEIGHT

248.8lbs (+0.8lbs)

TRAINING

None today! Off day!

DIET

Lunch: #9 (Italian Night Club) from Jimmy John’s with extra meat as an Unwich (lettuce wrap, no bread)
Dinner: Qdoba Chicken Queso Burrito, Chips & Queso (preload carb meal)

SUPPLEMENTATION

Right when I woke up this morning I popped 3 caps of AAv2 and headed off to work. Kind of discouraged at the scale this morning seeing as how I had tipped the numbers upwards but it was such a minuscule amount that I’m not worried about it. Had the same warm/hungry/reflux sensation in the belly as I rode into work. Otherwise nothing new to note. Prior to eating my dinner I popped 3 Recompadrol and 2 scoops of Metabolic Powder 30 minutes prior. Enjoyed the meal, slept well… no complaints!

– DJ

 

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log DAY 1

AND SO IT BEGINS…

Before we get into the beginning intro let me cover some groundwork so that you all that will be following along can see a starting point for myself as well as a plan for how this is all going to work out.

THE TRAINING

At the moment it will be 3 days a week based on home life/work schedule. Typical days are Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday. Having two days off in between Sun-Wed and Wed-Sat is beneficial for the type of “dieting” plan I’m setting myself up for. More on that later.

Training is powerlifting oriented. In the past I’ve done things such as Starting Strength, 5/3/1, CUBE & Sheiko. I have since moved on to a Russian themed program called Smolov, a high volume low rep progressive overload styling which typically follows a “squat 4x/week” mentality but I took that same way of thinking and decided for this go-around to apply it to benchpress instead. Here is how it works:

– Take one month to complete a cycle
– Lifts are based off of %s of a max lift
– %s increase with each subsequent week
– As the cycle progresses the weight increases, the sets increase but the reps go down
– Week 4 tests a new benchpress max
– Week 5 resets a new cycle with +5lbs to upperbody lifts and +10lbs to lower body lifts (exception being whatever new max I set for benchpress)
– A typical setup:

WEEK 1: 6 sets X 6 reps @ 70% max
WEEK 2: 7 sets X 5 reps @ 75% max
WEEK 3: 8 sets X 4 reps @ 80% max
WEEK 4: 10 sets X 3 reps @ 85% max

The only exception is within each day I go to lift I’m always doing bench. So a typical week looks like this:

DAY 1: Deadlift 6×6@70%, Benchpress 6×6@70%
DAY 2: Benchpress 7×5@75%
DAY 3: Squat 6×6@70%, Benchpress 8×4@80%
DAY 4: Overhead Press 6×6@70%, Benchpress 10×3@85%

So benchpress gets cycled much faster compared to the other lifts. For Week 2 of benching I add 5-10lbs on top of the poundage I was benching was the associated day from the week prior. Week 3 +10-20lbs. Week 4 I only bench on bench day and I test a 1RM. Whatever I get here (hopefully higher than last month’s cycle) will be the weight used for calculating bench for the next cycle. If it looks confusing… it isn’t… and as you follow along hopefully you’ll see what I mean.

THE DIET

Simple. Carb backloading. Without getting into too much of the science behind this I’ll just preface the main points.

– Non training days are low carb (<30g carbs). Eat all the proteins and fats I want.
– I train in the late afternoon/early evening, and postworkout meals are chock full of carbs (but no carbs until postworkout) consisting of high glycemic index carbs (so the bad stuff)
– Typical week:
Sunday: Low carb all day, go carb crazy post workout (4x chicken sandwiches from Wendys, large fries & a frosty)
Monday: Low carb all day
Tuesday: Low carb all day, carb load at night to fuel me up for Wednesday’s training
Wednesday: Low carb all day, carbs after workout
Thursday: Low carb all day
Friday: Low carb all day, carb load at night to fuel me up for Saturday’s training OR low carb all day
Saturday: Low carb all day, carb load after workout

SUPPLEMENTATION

PREWORKOUT: Varies, typically Genomyx Stimaholic or Lecheek SpeedTestX3 (sometimes random samples for reviews) + Genomyx Endurate
INTRAWORKOUT: Lecheek AminoFusion
POSTWORKOUT: Controlled Labs Green Magnitude (creatine)
ANCILLARY: Aromatase inhibitor (Licogenix, Erase PRO), Multivitamin, Fish Oil

THE EBF SETUP

Morning: 3x AAv2 on an empty stomach (I typically skip breakfast and my first meal is not until noon)
Dinner: 3x Recompadrol & 2 scoops Metabolic Powder 30 minutes prior to meal

I will be following that same setup on training off days as well.

DAY 1

WEIGHT
248lbs (dry weight, taken right after waking)

BEFORE PICS

Apologies for the poor camera shots. Obviously I’ve put on some extra pudge from taking some away time from the gym and I hope EBF can help me return to a better looking me!

TRAINING
Smolov C2W3D3: Squat 8x4x270lbs, Bench 8x4x240lbs

DIET
Lunch: 2 turkey burger patties, 2 slices wheat bread, 2 slices pepperjack cheese, 2 slices tomatoes, onions, lettuce
Dinner: 5/8th Jack’s Sausage/Pepperoni Pizza with 3oz. Hidden Valley Ranch for dip

SUPPLEMENTATION
So I started the morning off with 3 caps of AAv2 as I was walking out the door. I woke up around 8AM and tossed the caps back with a big glass of water. When I was driving in to work I began to notice some effects about 20 minutes after swallowing the caps… I had the sensation of hunger in my stomach but it was a little off. It was very warm and spread throughout my entire midsection. It almost felt like reflux but I didn’t feel it creeping up my throat. Wasn’t anything to freak me out just a good indicator to let me know that the product had started working. I took 3 caps of Recompadrol and tossed them back with 2 scoops of Metabolic Pow(d)er 30 minutes prior to chowing down on some pizza. Had no noticeable effects on appetite or fullness. I did notice however that I wasn’t feeling as “bloaty” after eating such a heavy meal. I’d really like to see how these products do when I follow them with a legit carb loading meal!

– DJ

DJBeanPole’s EBF Fat Burning Stack Log INTRO

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

With the approach of Christmas coming right around the corner we’ve all certainly noticed that the days have gotten shorter and we are spending more and more time in the eternal drag of darkness known as winter. For many of you (and myself included) this usually means easing up on dieting restrictions, letting gym time fall to the wayside and otherwise just letting ourselves go. Why not? It’s winter! I’m wearing 4 layers so no one can see that blubber that I slapped onto my physique!

Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!

New Years is a great time to set goals. Set goals and stick with them. Now a lot of my fellow gym goers usually hate the idea of January 1st because with that means a literal onslaught of new bodies taking up my precious gym space, racks, benches and dumbbells. Suddenly the weekend warriors become reinvigorated with their week off from work and think that doing the elliptical for 2 hours a day for that week will set them up for a 3 month streak of gains that’ll turn into a 6-pack abs by the time Spring Break rolls around. To those of you making a resolution to change yourself and get into better shape: I applaud you. But stick it out longer than February, will ya?

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ENTER EBF, INC.

A few weeks ago I was approached by gentleman who wanted me to log and subsequently review his product line. This man was Joshua Yeary, and he is the CEO of Enhanced Body Formulations (EBF) Inc., whose primary supplement line (at the time of writing this) is targeted specifically to every facet of physique improvement: those of you looking to shed pounds, tighten up and still feel guilt free when the occasional cheat meal makes it way onto your mealplan or those of you planning on a recomp and even effective for the bulkers who will plow through NYE like it was nothing but want something to keep the excess fat from covering up dem’ gainz.

I was asked to log/review three of their products, each with their own unique abilities and fat targeting, blocking and removal. So I present to you the EBF Lineup:

RECOMPADROL
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Recompadrol: a tried and true (from personal experience) GDA – glucose disposal agent also acting as a superb nutrient partitioner (in with the good, out with the bad). Recompadrol is great for anyone looking to throw down the occasional cheat meal guilt free due to the ability of Recompadrol to reduce body fat because of its potent effect of blocking fatty acid synthesis through ATP-Citrate Lyase, and also functioning as a PPAR-Alpha Agonist and a PPAR-Gamma Antagonist… In layman’s terms: It makes dieting easier.

I used a 4 bottle cycle of this product a few years ago while trying to cut up for a wedding and I can attest to the product’s effectiveness. I was able to go from 235lbs to 220lbs over the course of 3 months while still going crazy with post workout meals and late night feeds with things such as whole large pizzas, Taco Bell, Steak N’ Shake, etc. Can’t wait to try it again!

ADIPOSE ANNIHILATION v2
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AAv2 is a new one to me. Where Recompadrol shines with blocking the unwanted and storing the good stuff, AAv2 is the “fat burner” of this trio of products. Not only will it succeed in burning off what you’ve just put in but it was also go to town on the fat stores you already have in your body helping you achieve a leaner physique. Get ready for some science! Hydroxycitric Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine in the FAT MOBILIZATION COMPLEX interact to mobilize and transport fat. Then the EBF ANNIHILATION COMPLEX takes over, as Fucoxanthin, Alpha Yohimbine, and Capsaicin combine to vanquish fat stores through PPARγ receptor antagonism. The Evodiamine, and Ginkgo Biloba Extract in AAv2 take body recomposition to a new level, boosting thermogenesis, regulating thyroid activity, and producing preferential glucose uptake. The takeaway? Synergistic effects when paired with Recompadrol. Burn fat off and keep it off.

METABOLIC POWDER
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So I wasn’t able to find a label pic for MP nor am I at home to take a picture of it but thats OK but its so simple that I can just type it out: In 2 scoops of MP there is a prop blend of 2500mg containing Garcinia Cambogia (50% Hydroxycitric Acid) and raspberry ketones. 50 servings per tub. Metabolic Powder brings our fat burning/blocking trifecta to completion and falls in between both AAv2 and Recompadrol with abilities to further enhance the blocking and burning of fat. So essentially the most badass fat burning stack ever created.

THE FAT BURNING PLAN

Josh couldn’t have contacted me at a better time. I recently took some time off from the gym thanks to a new girl in my life… my beautiful baby girl that is about to be 4 months old! While I wouldn’t give that time off from the gym up for anything (giggling baby gets me every time) I certainly do NOT like the man I see looking back at me in the mirror. I’m ready to get back into a routine that keeps me strong while cutting down on these excess fat stores and I think this EBF “Trifecta” Fat Burning Stack is just the ticket I’ve been needing.

I’ll be updating this blog here daily with progress pictures, weight updates and videos. I may showcase some footage such as the products themselves (such as how well MP mixes/tastes), food porn, body shots and training videos (ie: me lifting some heavy ass weight). I haven’t quite gotten down on the dosing/timings yet but once I figure that out (it’ll vary based on the day if I’ve trained/plan to train/off day) I’ll be posting that.

Day 1 starts tomorrow!

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Huge thank you and GIANT shoutout to Josh Yeary and the boys of EBF for making this happen! Caught me off guard and I was more than happy to oblige! Watch out… progress is happening!

@DJBeanPole

IN REVIEW: PES Alpha-T2

AlphaT2 from PES is definitely a potent fat burner crammed inside a little green & white pill that I had the privelege to review. Although the effects of AlphaT2 can’t be as easily felt compared to something like a preworkout, over the course of my time taking it there were noticeable effects that it had on my body in a very positive way.

Alpha T2 was taken consecutively with Alphamine so my dosing was slightly different than what the bottle recommended (and also prolonged the product usage). I would take my Alphamine in the morning and then would take 2 pills of Alpha T2 at night. Once Alphamine ran out I switched over to the suggested dosing of 2 pills AM/ 1 pill PM. The pills are gel capped and go down easy and do not have an aftertaste even 20 to 30 minutes after dosing.

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During the first week of dosing there wasn’t much I noticed besides slight increase in body temperature especially in the abdomen region. As the dosing continued through week 4 I noticed that the thermogenesis effect had increased substantially, almost as though my hypothalmus turned the temperature dial up a few notches. I even had to buy a sweat-defense deodorant because I would perspire at even the thought of working out. Huge increase in the sensation of feeling heat across all of my body. During workouts (cardio) I noticed I would sweat much sooner than usual and would be drenched afterwards even with minimal effort and that even during resistance training I would start sweating into my first couple of sets! I did not have any noticeable appetite suppression but I was usually taking my dose a few hours prior to sleep and I wasn’t eating anything then anyway. When I would wake up in the morning (especially towards the end of the bottle) I would look like bloated/held less water. AlphaT2 definitely attributed into helping me lean up, even though I was not eating for cutting. I’ve noticed some increased definition through my lower abs, shoulders, and arms. I’m filling out my shirts better while looking better with them off, and even a few pairs of jeans are not quite as snug as they once used to be requiring me to notch the belt one extra loop!

AlphaT2 is a fantastic fat burner whose effects really start to become noticeable the further you go into the bottle, and I’d highly recommended it for anyone looking to turn up the heat on themselves to help squeeze out some excess water and get that lean and cut look.

@DJBeanPole
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