BE© ALL YOU CAN BE©
“First, I would just like to get to know you.”:
How’s it goin’ guys. My name is FunkyMonkAW. I am a student at UC Irvine, majoring in Bus Admin, Accounting. I’m 20 years old right now. I’m starting a clean bulk today on Biotivia’s BioForge ProMax, and Thermolife’s E-BOL. I have Thermolife’s C-BOL in the mail, however I do not necessarily consider it to be included in my “BE cycle” since I will be running it AFTER my other two products run out. This log will serve in keeping myself honest and disciplined, so I hope you enjoy the ride.
I was…hefty as a kid to put it nicely. Luckily puberty was kind to me and I figured out that eating cookies all day and ordering my McDonald’s with extra mayo was not making me any thinner as I sat there and played video games until my eyes hurt. I made a gradual transition from being fat to stocky to a little “big.” I am pretty sure that I have minor gyno from being overweight and/or having overactive hormones as a teen. I don’t plan on getting surgery for it since: a) I don’t have $5000, b) I don’t want to be out of the gym for 4-8 weeks, c) I’m afraid that if I start doing things to my body surgically, I won’t want to stop. This issue, coupled with my childhood obesity, have given me major self-image issues. I am convinced that I will never ever see myself as lean enough. This is just something I’ll have to healthily deal with for the rest of my life.
Over the last year, I spent maybe 50-70% of the time cutting. However, in my earlier periods of cutting, I would cheat every 5-10th day, thus dramatically slowing my progress, and in some cases putting me farther away from my goal than when I started. I have gotten much better about this. In my last logged 100 days, I legitimately cheated maybe 3 times in my last 100 logged days. Although my lifts and body HAVE progressed over the last year, I am nowhere near where I feel I should be.
About 100 days ago, I began a run of 2 bottles of Thermolife’s E-BOL and T-BOL. Like an idiot, I decided to cut for the first 9 days, and then bulk. Around week 4-5, I ballooned and gained and kept about 4-6lbs almost overnight, eating exactly what I had been the whole time. Because of my self image problems, I decided that I had become horribly fat and that the ~14lbs I gained in 4-5 weeks was pure fat, despite the fact that I had come off of a cut and cycled onto creatine. Despite my CONSTANTLY increasing lifts, like an idiot I decided to cut. I wasted the most valuable days of the run, 40-50, to kickstart my cut with USPLabs OxyElite Pro. Four weeks later, I felt utterly deflated, tired, and depressed that all of my big lifts were down 10-20lbs across the board. The last four weeks have been a maintenance time more of less, due to some major changes in my life. Now, I’m settled in and I NEED to acquire some mass. I’m still down about 10% on my strength across the board. I have been able to increase my reps on bodyweight exercises like chinups, pullups, and dips.
I want to do this run again, this time bulking for the full 42/50 days. I am easing into my bulk this time, eating at about maintenance (2700-2800cals) for the first few days or week. I will then up calories accordingly to about 3000-3200cals a day. While I do see the benefits to “clean” eating, I believe in moderation in all things, including “dirty” foods.
-2700cals initially (will up to 3000-3200 after initial days)
-1.5g/lb protein minimum
-.4g/lb fat minimum
-the rest of my calories will be comprised of carbs and excess protein/fat
-Lift for 3-4 days, then take a day off. I did this on my ET run and had INSANE recovery while setting PRs daily.
-workouts will be chest/tris, back/bis, legs/abs, traps/shoulders
-I will be gauging my overall lifting progress based on the big 3 and BB seated overhead press
-I will note PRs in regards to higher weight at decent reps, and higher reps at a preestablished PR weight. There isn’t an exact science to this, just me being honest with myself. I will determine PRs in relation to what I was lifting consistently on my last bulk.
-I make extra sure to get my required (for me) 7-8 hours of sleep.
-I stress form over weight 90% of the time. Sometimes, I will compromise a little form in order to break a plateau, but never to the point of danger.
-I will incorporate dropsets and reach/stretching lifts near the end of my workouts.
-I listen to my body. Sometimes I will do more volume, other times less.
-NOW Ultra Omega fish oil (2 caps a day)
-protein: All the Whey blend, Gaspari Myofusion, Xtreme Formulations UP2.0, AllMax IsoFlex
-4 BioForge ProMax (2-1-1, 30’ before meals)
-6 Thermolife E-BOL (2-2-2, 30’ before meals)
-once my C-BOL arrives, I will be dosing it at 6-6 (pre/post or AM/PM) for the first 5 days, followed by 6 pre on workout days only
-until then, I will use 3g creatine monohydrate a day, and whatever preWOs I have lying around.
-Genomyx Slin-Slane here and there
Bodyfat %: somewhere between 14-17% (mirror), skinnyfat territory
(these are my “baseline” lift records that I want to recattain and surpass)
BB Flat Bench: 5*150
BB Incline Bench: 5*140
BB Seated Overhead Press: 3*110
Weight: Honestly, I have no idea. I’m not sure if I fall into the “noob” or “novice” category, and I threw in SO MANY variables to my ET run that I really don’t feel like I can accurately predict how much weight I will gain. I will monitor myself in the mirror closely, and try to be patient and reasonable, remembering that BioForge ProMax and E-BOL are not even close to prohormones/AAS.
Body Composition: IDEALLY, I’d put on very minimal body fat. That would just make my day. However, my main goal here is to put on muscle, and HOLD onto it afterwards. I think my calorie monitoring will have a lot to do with this.
Strength: I have big expectations in this department. I was setting PRs daily on my botched ET run on which I was only in a caloric surplus for about 60% of the time. Considering that, I’d like to progress regularly, consistently, and often this time around. Moreso than anything, I want to HOLD ONTO any strength gains I make. I believe this will come down mostly to what I do AFTER the BE run.
Libido: Hey, more is more. Not like it matters too much though, it’s summer and I’m on campus so it’s basically a ghost town around here.
Recovery: Recovery d*** well better be as incredible as it was last time. I LOVE lifting, and would love to be able to lift almost every day and PROGRESS.
I lift at UCI’s gym, the ARC. I also work there during the year. It has basically everything you need to lift, and blows my local Fitness 19, Gold’s, and 24 Hour Fitness away. The only things it doesn’t have in regards to lifting equipment, is a donkey calf raise machine and a mat/area for Olympic lifts.