Hey, everyone. New here. Don't frequent forums much or anything like that. But here I am. Long story short, I follow a lot of fitness and strength folks out there. Folks like Ross Enamait, Jim Wendler, and Marc Lobliner. Well, I learned Marc had him a new supplement company, through his reviews on Pump Spray, a Patrick Arnold product, to which this supplement maker needs no introduction.
I checked out Marc's company Facebook page after seeing his review on Pump Spray via YouTube. Turns out, Marc was giving away a bottle on Facebook, if one could give a compelling reason why they deserved a try at the new product. Turns out, I won. I'm a fan of Patrick Arnold's work. I've a few of his popular products, with success. Ursolic acid seems to be his next big thing. So I wanted in. So I stated my case, and I won.
Now, I also have two bottles of UR Spray to follow up with from this E-Pharm Pump Spray. I want to see what kind of body composition changes I can expect. A bit about me now, and what I've been up to fitness-wise thus far. I've been following 5/3/1 for a year and some change now, with varying assistance protocols. I've been a flip-flopper in losing/gaining weight. Grew up a fat kid. Scared of gaining fat. Therefore, cut before true strength accrues. Well, I'm on a new plan for the year. I'm entering a hyper-caloric state. And I've got a plan toward putting 50+ lbs. onto my presses and 150+ lbs. onto my squat. So long as I don't have to reset.
Current numbers are set ultraconservative. I get 20+ reps in my 5's week as of now. I'm running 5/3/1 three days per week, with bench, squat, and press being the main lifts MWF. Assistance varies in bi-monthly cycles between strength and volume BB style. I'm ramping cals up after a long, slow cut that put me at 9-10% BF, the lowest I'd been in a while. I'll update my workouts daily, MWF, and give an "end of the week" mini-review each Sunday.
Current conservative maxes:
Incline bench 190
Diet is focused on correct carb timing (morning/post-workout), with "Mountain Dog Diet" food choices being my staples. Grass fed beef, eggs, sweet potatoes, fish, greens, berries, rice, etc. etc. Healthy food. Lots of it. Carbs are going to get much higher, though, soon, once I'm into the volume cycles (from maybe 150 gm a day toward 500+gm a day on workout days).
I'm working back up toward a hyper-caloric state. And once I get through this last of these two strength cycles, I'm hopping into bodybuilding assistance, or PUMP assistance. Let's see what I/Pump Spray can do with lots of calories and volume. That's pretty much it. Ah yeah, taking creatine and protein and fish oil as well. I'll be starting next week, Monday. Got three bottles to spray through. So, let's begin! I wanna see if this stuff keeps me relatively lean and helps me to put on some lean mass lost from six months of cutting down a bit!
P.S.- Big ups to Marc Lobliner for lettin' me try out the spray! UR Spray, I bought a while ago, but I haven't used it yet!