THE Universal Animal Stack
What’s up ladies and gents,
I was lucky enough to win a FREE months worth of Animal supplements from G Diesel and the boys at AnimalPak.com, and in return I will be keeping a log here on Bodybuilding.com. So first and foremost, I want to say thank you not only to G Diesel for this opportunity, but all over the brothers over at AnimalPak.com and Universal Nutrition for their awesome products, top-notch customer service, and the way they represent themselves here at BB.com and at shows like the Arnold Classic and the Mr. Olympia. Keep up the good work fellas.
I am a 19 year old, 6’3, 249 lb endomorph. I played middle linebacker in middle school, then I started eating and training very seriously, and played tight end my freshman and sophomore years in high school. Between my sophomore and junior year, I blew up. Not literally, but I probably put on about 15 lbs of solid muscle and lost some of my speed. So my junior and senior years I started at offensive tackle with a playing weight of around 285. After my senior year in high school, I decided I wasn’t very happy with my body. I really just wanted to get more cut up and shed most of my playing weight. During the summer of ’06 my family relocated from South Bend, IN to Dallas, TX and I spent my entire summer running and swimming in the Texas heat and had a solid 4-day split routine in the gym. Because I wasn’t working at the time, I was able to focus all of my energy and time into my diet and training. I ended up getting my weight down to around 260. Now I am enrolled at Texas A&M University, and up until this point I had continued to try and cut down my bodyweight, but now I am trying to earn a walk on position, and hopefully a scholarship on the football team. I had just started bulking about a week before G offered this “mini-sponsorship” to all of the board members, and I since I was broke , I decided it would be a good opportunity to get some free supps and get my bulk on.
I have been lifting for about 5 years now, but only 3 of them were serious. When I started out lifting for football, I really just did it because I had to, and like most noobies, I just wanted to get a big pair of arms. Before I knew it, I had huge arms and shoulders, but lagging legs and a pretty flat chest. My lack of gym time also reflected on my football performance, as I didn’t see the field my freshman year. After about a year and a half, I developed a 4 day training split that actually worked for me and before I knew it I looked symmetrical and full all over my body. I have been using that same 4 day split for years now, as it has never quit working for me.
Straight Bar Curl- 185x1
Not all that outstanding, but I’ve made solid strides and I am proud of those numbers so far. My squat number is definitely my weakest, and I am working hard to get that number up. I will be looking for an increase in all of these number by the end of this stack.
I will admit it, I am guilty of using many worthless supplements in the past. The first two products I ever picked up were GNC’s 100% Whey Protein, and MuscleTech Cell-Tech. After a couple of tubs of both, and a couple of emptied out wallets, I decided to switch some things up. I started using GNC’s Mega Men Multi, GNC Creatine Monohydrate, and ON 100% Whey. I saw better results for better prices, but I still wasn’t happy. Around that time I found Bodybuilding.com and I have tried just about every product available. I have spent probably about 2,000 dollars on supps over the years, and the majority were worthless. I did find results however with products like Animal Pak (been using for about 2.5 years) Animal Nitro(my favorite supp), Animal Pump(a close second for favorite behind Animal Nitro) , Universal Real Gains, along with good results from brands such as Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Controlled Labs, ErgoPharm, and so on.
Before G sent me this stack, I was using:
Universal Real Gains
ON 100% Whey
Controlled Labs Green Bulge
Now for this log, I am going to keep it strictly Universal. The stack will look like this:
What G Diesel sent me:
Animal Stak 2
Universal Real Gains
Universal Ultra Iso Whey
The Training Split
During this log, I will be using a 4-day training-split routine that will look like this:
I do cardio every day except for Sunday, usually 30 minutes in the a.m. followed by 30 minutes late in the evening.
I have classes all day Wednesday’s, so its hard for me to get into the gym, and on weekends I try to head back home to Dallas to see the family and my girlfriend, and I don’t belong to a gym there, so I cant lift. Weekends are usually dedicated to cardio and eating as well and as much as possible.
My diet is the biggest chink in my armor. The food at school is average at best, and that applies to the taste and the quality. Pizza and fries are both sure things for lunch and dinner, and everything else really varies from day to day. Some days I get lucky with some type of Asian cuisine like Orange Chicken over rice, or egg rolls, and other days I can get chicken stir fry or some other type of chicken meal. But for the most part, we get crap. The only consistent thing about the food here is the breakfast, which always consists of eggs, some type of meat (bacon, sausage, ham), potatoes, oatmeal, and then all the bad stuff like biscuts and gravy, waffles, pancakes, French toast, and so on. So my diet is up and down, but I definitely get my calories in everyday, that’s for sure. During the log I will keep you all updated with what I ate for the day because its hard to gauge what I will eat everyday. Here is the best guess of what I think my diet will look like everyday.
Wake up: 2 scoops Ultra Iso Whey
Breakfast: Eggs (they just give us spatula’s full of them, so I cant really say how much I get, but I always go back for seconds or thirds), Bowl of Quaker instant Oatmeal, Apple
Lunch (Pre-Workout): Turkey and Ham sandwich (loaded with meat and veggies), apple, 2 scoops of Ultra Iso Whey
Post-Workout: Universal Real Gains shake (3.5 scoops) with 2 tbs peanut butter blended in.
Dinner: Some kind of meat, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
Before bed: Real Gains Shake (3.5 scoops) with 2 tbs peanut butter mixed in.
Also throughout the day I will get a minimum of 1 gallon of water. I always shoot for 1.5-2, but somedays I just cannot afford to get up out of class and piss.
The cafeteria usually has some good nutritional choices, but nothing to really brag about. I get the majority of my “bodybuilding” food cooked in my apartment using my fridge, my microwave, and my magic bullet.
Pretty simple: I just want to feel better about myself and the way I look. Obviously I want to get stronger if I want to earn a schollie, but how I look and feel trumps everything else. Whenever I use a stack like this I just look in the mirror and judge for myself how these worked.
I think that I have covered all of my bases. I look forward to updating this log and viewing my progress. I have high hopes for this stack, and I cant wait to see the results. If anybody has any questions for me, please feel free to ask here or you can PM me. Enjoy, Josh.