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    Thumbs up ***MuscleTech Clear Muscle 12 Week Log***

    This will be a very unbiased, legit log of MuscleTech's new product Clear Muscle over a 12 week period. I received this product free of charge as part of MuscleTech's product test team and I am very thankful to the MuscleTech staff for including me in this launch, but I will be very straightforward and honest about how it does for me.

    About Me & History:
    I am 28 years old, 6'5" and currently weight 225 pounds. I started lifting 8 years ago starting at 165 pounds only supplementing with preworkouts, protein, creatine and lots of eating. I have recently sampled many Muscletech products with success and been lifting 3-4 days a week.

    Goals with Clear Muscle:
    I aiming to build muscle/strength while maintaining or even decreasing my current body fat percentage (~13%). With this in mind I do not expect to gain the amount of weight as in the participants in the Clear Muscle study, but I do expect to set personal records in all the big three lifts.

    Current Personal Records:
    Bench press - 275 pounds
    Deadlift - 325 pounds
    Squat - 295 pounds

    Diet:
    With my current goals I will try to come close to an even caloric intake/output or even at a slight deficit with macro percentages of around 40/40/20.

    Training:
    See MuscleTech's website for the complete workout. This is the workout used in the study, so I will be following it as close as possible.

    Supplements:
    Clear Muscle: 3 servings a day as indicated on the bottle
    Whey Protein: MuscleTech's platinum whey (also provided as part of the log)
    Preworkout
    Multivitamin

    I had a unexpected work trip, so I will be posting starting pictures when I get back. Once again, thanks to MuscleTech for including me in this study and good luck to everyone else running the logs.
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    Subbed good luck man. I am logging as well.
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    Week 1 Recap:

    My starting pics are attached below and here is my week 1 workout log:

    Monday
    Squats – 185 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Bench Press – 175 X 12,12,12
    Deadlifts – 185 X 12,12,12
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 135 X 12,12,12
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 50's X 12,12,12
    Barbell Curl/ Triceps Extension (Superset) – 75/75 x 12,12,12

    I wanted to make sure I made it through the entire workout, so I chose weights accordingly but it was still very tough with the 60 second rest period. I hit the wall after the deadlifts and it seems most others doing this workout did as well. Very tough workout and I was definitely sore the next day and for Wednesday's workout.

    Wednesday
    Squats – 215 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 215 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Deadlifts – 205 X 5,5,5,5,5

    I was still pretty sore from Monday's workout for this one but it was still much easier. Again, I chose weights to make sure I could get through it with no problem.

    Friday
    Squats – 245 X 5,5,5,4,3
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5,5,4
    Deadlifts – 235 X 5,5,5,4,4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/65's X 4,4,4
    Bent Over Row – 175 X 5,5,3
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 60's X 4,5,4
    Barbell Curls/ Triceps Extension (Superset) – 105 X 5,5,5

    This was another tough workout for me as I was still sore from Monday and Wednesday. The 240 second rest period made the entire workout seem to last forever, but it was necessary.

    Week 1 recap - Overall it was a brutal week in the gym. I am not used to this style of workout because I have always done split routines. Very glad to have the weekend off and I will most likely be lifting Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday next week because of the holiday and to give me an extra day to recover. I chose the weights conservatively to make sure I could get through the week, but I don't think I could have done much more. I will look to ramp it up slightly next week.
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    Thanks for getting this up and going! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
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    Week 2 - Monday

    I said I was going to take today off but no work today and wanted to get back to it...Increased the weights slightly this week but still struggled to make it through this workout. The 60 second rest periods really test your stamina. One lift that stands out as a weakness, and it has been since I started lifting, is the bench. I could have probably done 14-16 reps on the first set but couldn't even get 12 on the second at 185, so this will be something for me to look at ask the weeks go on and the Clear Muscle kicks in.

    Squats – 195 X 12,11,10
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12, 9, 175 X 12
    Deadlifts – 195 X 12,12,12
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 155 X 12,12,12
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 55's X 12,10,10
    Barbell Curl/ Triceps Extension (Superset) – 75/85 x 12,12,12
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    Originally Posted by eyeguy View Post
    Subbed good luck man. I am logging as well.
    Sorry for the delay but thanks! In on your log!
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    Week 2 Recap

    I posted Monday's workout earlier so below is the rest of my week 2 recap...

    Wednesday
    Squats – 225 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5,4,4
    Deadlifts – 225 X 5,5,5,5,5

    I look forward to Wednesdays now. This is by far the easiest (relatively speaking) workout in this program. I was less sore today then I was this time a week ago so I increased the weights a little from last week and it was just right.

    Friday
    Squats – 255 X 5,4,3,3,3
    Barbell Bench Press – 235 X 4,4,3,3,3
    Deadlifts – 255 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/65's X 5,5,5
    Bent Over Row – 185 X 4,3,3
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 65's X 4,4,3
    Barbell Curls/ Triceps Extension (Superset) – 105 X 5,5,5 (EZ bar curls/scull crushers)

    I upped the weights for this workout so some of my reps went down but overall it was a great end to the week for me. I still had some energy left after the workout where last week it was tough to get through.

    This week was much better as far as fatigue/soreness. It's probably a combination of getting used to this style of program and the CM going to work. I think next week will be a great indicator of how it starts to work for me. Due to my diet and goal (slight deficit to cut up a little), I don't expect for my lifts to go up drastically week to week but over time I hope to see them increase to the point where I set new PR's.

    At the end of each phase I will post new pics and updates on weight gain/loss and how my lifts are increasing. I hope this helps and welcome any feedback. Thanks.
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    Nice log so far man, looking forward to seeing what gains you get!
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    Originally Posted by mrericc69 View Post
    Nice log so far man, looking forward to seeing what gains you get!
    Thanks! Good workout today. I will post the complete recap at the end of the week.
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    Week 3 Recap

    Squats – 195 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12, 12, 10
    Deadlifts – 195 X 12, 205 X 12,12
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 160 X 12,12,12
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 55's X 12,12,12
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 85/85 x 12,12, 95/95 X 12

    I continue to increase the weights and/or reps on nearly every exercise to push myself. So far so good, we'll see if/when I reach a plateau but I feel great. A noteworthy takeaway from this workout that my bench press fatigue has gotten better. As noted last week, this is one of my weaknesses but seems to be improving.

    Wednesday
    Squats – 225 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Deadlifts – 225 X 5,5, 235 X 5,5, 245 X 5

    Weights for squats stayed the same. I will look to add to them next week. I have injured myself before trying to do too much with this exercise, so I will be cautious with this one. Bench press is continuing to get better. Was able to get the full 5X5 with 225 this week. My deadlifts seem to be the greatest area of improvement so far.

    Friday
    Squats – 255 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 245 X 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlifts – 265 X 5,5,4,3,3
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/65's X 5,5,5
    Bent Over Row – 185 X 5,5,3
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 65's X 5,5, 70 X 4
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 105 X 5,5, 115 X 5

    Added weight and/or reps to each exercise today. Great week in the gym for me. One adjustment I made on the Friday workout is cutting the rest time to 3 minutes instead of 4. I feel fully recovered ready to go at 3 minutes and waiting 4 minutes usually leads to 5 or 6 if you get distracted or start talking to someone. So I think I will do 3 minutes from now on to stay focused and into the workout. I am interested to hear thoughts from others following the program about this specifically.

    I weighed 222 pounds today, so I am down 3 pounds overall. This is as expected with my diet and goal but to be able to lose body weight and continue to add to my lifts is a huge plus. I definitely feel improvement in the gym as far as getting through the Monday and Friday workouts. I am less exhausted therefore am able to add to most exercises.

    What does everyone think about the Friday workout rest period being 3 minutes vs. 4 minutes as described above?
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    Week 4 Recap

    Squats – 195 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12, 12, 10
    Deadlifts – 205 X 12,12, 10
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 160 X 12,12,12
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 55's X 12,12,12
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 85/85 x 12,12,12

    Wednesday
    Squats – 225 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5,3,4
    Deadlifts – 235 X 5,5,5,5,4

    Friday
    Squats – 255 X 5,4,4,4,3
    Barbell Bench Press – 245 X 3,2, 235 X 3,3,3
    Deadlifts – 265 X 4,4,4,3,3
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/60's X 5,5,5
    Bent Over Row – 185 X 4, 175 X 5,5
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 60's X 5,5,5
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 105 X 5,5,5

    Tough week for me. I caught something and was sick all week and had to travel most days for work so my schedule was off. Was able to make it into the gym as normal MWF but at different times then usual. Weights were pretty much the same as last week, but l was just trying to make it through the week and not miss a workout. I had a good workout today, so week 5 is off to a good start. I will recap everything at the week of this week as usual and I will post progress pics.

    After the first 4 weeks taking CM, I am neutral on the product. I have seen improvements in strength, endurance and recovery from when I started but it is so hard to tell with the workout program. It is very different that what I am used to, so I can't tell if my body is getting used to the workouts or if the product is kicking in. I hope I can continue to increase the weights with my current diet (around neutral to slight deficit).

    What's everyone else's opinion through 4 weeks?
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    I decided to do my own workouts that didnt involve over-reaching just too see if CM was actually legit and I must say I am pleasantly surprised. My recovery has been extremely good and have been able to go 10lbs higher on mostly every workout I do. Also see more definition. Will order another bottle but might switch over to Cutler King just to see how that supplement works
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    Week 5 Recap

    I thought I had already posted this for week 5 last weekend, but I guess I either didn't submit it or completely forgot so here is week 5 and week 6 will follow tomorrow...

    Squats – 205 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 13, 11, 195 X 8
    Deadlifts – 205 X 12, 12, 215 X 11
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 165 X 12,12,10
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 60's X 12,10,10
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 95/95 X 10,9,8

    Wednesday
    Squats – 235 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5 235 X 3,3
    Deadlifts – 245 X 5,5,4

    Friday
    Squats – 255 X 5,5,5, 265 X 4,4
    Barbell Bench Press – 250 X 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlifts – 270 X 5,5,4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/70's X 5,4,3
    Bent Over Row – 185 X 5,5,5
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 70 X 4,4,3
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 115 X 5,4,3

    This was a much better week for me. Felt much better and was motivated to make up for a tough week 4. I still haven't felt the CM "kick in" but being able to increase the weight and/or reps almost every workout with my diet (neutral to slight deficit) is certainly a sign that something is helping out.

    My week 6 concludes today due to a hecktic work week, so I will be recapping again tomorrow.

    Week 5 progress pics are attached.
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    Originally Posted by jcoates1986 View Post
    and was motivated to make up for a tough week 4. I still haven't felt the CM "kick in" but being able to increase the weight and/or reps almost every workout with my diet (neutral to slight deficit) is certainly a sign that something is helping out.

    My week 6 concludes today due to a hecktic work week, so I will be recapping again tomorrow.

    Week 5 progress pics are attached.
    ClearMuscle isn't necessarily a product that you will "feel." Anyways, Keep up the good work man!
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    Originally Posted by llahhsoj View Post
    ClearMuscle isn't necessarily a product that you will "feel." Anyways, Keep up the good work man!
    Probably a poor choice of words. I know that there will be no sensory effects but wasn't sure if there would be a huge jump one week to the next. I will take the steady increases and hope they continue. Heading to the gym soon...
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    Week 6 Recap

    Week 6 ended on Sunday for me and here is the recap...

    Tuesday
    Squats – 215 X 12,11,11
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12,12,12
    Deadlifts – 215 X 12,12,12
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 165 X 12,12,12
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 60's X 12,12,12
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 95/95 X 12,10,10

    Thursday
    Squats – 245 X 5,5,5,4,4
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Deadlifts – 255 X 5,5,5,5,5

    Sunday
    Squats – 265 X 5,5,4,4,4
    Barbell Bench Press – 250 X 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlifts – 275 X 5,5,4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/70's X 5,5,5
    Bent Over Row – 190 X 5,4,4
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 75 X 5,4,4
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 115 X 5,4,4

    Decent week for me. Work is hectic but getting through it. Just a little late on the recaps. Still increasing most lifts but bench press seems to be plateauing a little. Hopefully it was just an off week for this one. Halfway through, I am satisfied with my progress and I think I'm on target to break all my personal records when its all over. Hopefully I can get back to a normal schedule after this week. Week 7 recap should be up by the end of the weekend.

    Any comments or feedback are welcome...
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    Week 7 Recap

    Tuesday
    Squats – 225 X 12,12,11
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12,10,10
    Deadlifts – 225 X 12,11,11
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 175 X 12,10,10
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 65's X 10,10,10
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 95/95 X 12,12,10

    Tried to increase all weights even if I couldn't get the full 12 reps out of each. Starting to plateau a little on some lifts, so trying to push harder.

    Thursday
    Squats – 255 X 5,5,4,4,4
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,3, 215 X 5,5
    Deadlifts – 265 X 5,5, 275 X 5,5,5

    Same issues today as Tuesday except for deadlifts. So far my biggest improvement has been with deadlifts.

    Saturday
    Squats – 275 X 3,3,3,3,3
    Barbell Bench Press – 245 X 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlifts – 285 X 5,5,4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/75's X 5,4,3
    Bent Over Row – 195 X 4,4,4
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 75's X 5,5,5
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 115 X 5,5,5

    Pretty consistent all week with most minimal improvement or even regressing on some lifts, specifically bench press. The only highlight of the week was improvement with deadlifts.

    Anyone else hitting a wall during these last couple weeks?
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    Has anyone received or gotten shipping confirmation on their third bottle yet?
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    Week 9 Review

    Had to take a week off because of work and it actually helped me a little for the last week of phase one. I did do some body weight stuff in the hotel room to stay active.

    Monday
    Squats – 235 X 12,11,11
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12,12,11
    Deadlifts – 225 X 12,12,12
    Pull Ups/ Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12
    Bent Over Row – 175 X 12,12,12
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 65's X 12,12,10
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 95/95 X 12,12,12

    Wednesday
    Squats – 255 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Barbell Bench Press – 225 X 5,5,5,5,4
    Deadlifts – 275 X 5,5,5,5,5

    Friday
    Squats – 275 X 3,3,3,3,3
    Barbell Bench Press – 255 X 3,3,3,3,2
    Deadlifts – 295 X 5,4,4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – Pull ups/75's X 5,5,5
    Bent Over Row – 195 X 5,5,5
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 75's X 5,5,5
    Barbell Curl (ez bar standing)/ Triceps Extension (ez bar scull crushers) (Superset) – 115 X 5,5,5

    I didn't plan for the week off because I wanted to stick as close as possible to the study, but had no choice. I felt really good when I got back into the gym Monday and it carried on throughout the week. I had started to plateau the last few weeks but this week I was able to increase reps and/or weight on nearly every lift.

    Phase 1 review - The workouts were very tough, especially at first but I got used to the routine and starting liking the change. Overall people are down on the product but this is not something that is going to turn you into Arnold in 12 weeks. What it has done for me is steadily helped me get to my goals. I don't think at all that I would have this great of improvement in strength without Clear Muscle. I have not gotten much bigger, if any at all, but I was trying to lean out from the start while still getting stronger and break personal records in the big three. It looks like I have a great shot at getting to where I wanted to be at the end of the log.

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    Week 10 Recap

    Below is the recap from week 10..this was my first week of the overreaching phase.

    Monday (60 second rest)
    Squats – 245 X 8,8,8
    Bench Press – 205 X 8,8,6
    Deadlifts – 245 X 8,8,8
    Weighted Pull Ups/Weighted Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 8 reps
    Bent Over Row – 180 X 8,8,9
    Shoulder Press – 70's X 8,8,8
    Standing Barbell Curls/ Rope Tricep Ext (Superset) – 40's/Machine

    Tuesday (60 second rest)
    Leg Press (Close Foot Placement) – 3 sets of 8 reps (Machine)
    Incline Barbell Bench Press – 175 X 8,8,8
    Military Press – 70's X 8,8,7
    Supinated Pull Ups/Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 8 reps
    Bent Over Row– 185 X 8,8,8
    Hammer Curls/Close Grip Bench (Superset)– 40's/155 3 sets of 8 reps

    Wednesday (60 second rest)
    Squats – 235 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 12,12,11
    Sumo Deadlifts – 195 X 12,12
    Deadlift – 235 X 12
    Weighted Pull Ups/Weighted Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12 reps
    Underhand Bent Over Row – 175 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Shoulder Press – 135 X 12,12,12
    Seated Dumbell Curls/ Skull Crushers (Superset) – 35's/85 3 sets of 12 reps

    Thursday (60 second rest)
    Leg Press (Wide Foot Placement) – 3 sets of 12 reps (Machine)
    Incline Barbell Bench Press – 155 X 12,12,12
    Military Press – 60's X 12,12,12
    Supinated Pull Ups/Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12 reps
    Bent Over Row– 175 X 12,12,12
    Hammer Curls/Close Grip Bench (Superset)–3 sets of 12 reps

    Friday (5 min rest)
    Squat – 295 X 1, 305 X 1, 295 X 1
    Bench Press – 275 X 1,1,1
    Deadlifts – 315 X 1, 325 X 1, 335 X 1

    Solid week overall but I was really looking forward to Friday's max lifts so I didn't over do it. Friday went much better than I thought. I had the adrenaline pumping pretty good and set new PR's for my squat and deadlift and tied my PR for bench press. Everyone kept saying to wait for this phase to really see some results from the Clear Muscle and it didn't disappoint. I am in the middle of week 2 for phase 2 and things are going good so far. Hopefully I will have the recap up a little sooner this weekend. Looking forward to this Friday again!
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    Originally Posted by jcoates1986 View Post
    Deadlifts – 315 X 1, 325 X 1, 335 X 1

    Solid week overall but I was really looking forward to Friday's max lifts so I didn't over do it. Friday went much better than I thought. I had the adrenaline pumping pretty good and set new PR's for my squat and deadlift and tied my PR for bench press. Everyone kept saying to wait for this phase to really see some results from the Clear Muscle and it didn't disappoint. I am in the middle of week 2 for phase 2 and things are going good so far. Hopefully I will have the recap up a little sooner this weekend. Looking forward to this Friday again!
    Congratulations on your two PRs man. I was really looking forward to reading this phase. CM might be something that someone may notice after usage.
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    Originally Posted by llahhsoj View Post
    Congratulations on your two PRs man. I was really looking forward to reading this phase. CM might be something that someone may notice after usage.
    Thanks! I have seen pretty steady results but last week made it all worth it so far.
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    Week 11 Recap

    Little tired from last week, so weights stayed the same but did increase reps on some lifts...

    Monday (60 second rest)
    Squats – 245 X 8,8,8
    Bench Press – 205 X 8,8,7
    Deadlifts – 245 X 10,8,8
    Weighted Pull Ups/Weighted Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 8 reps
    Bent Over Row – 180 X 10,8,8
    Shoulder Press – 70's X 8,8,8
    Standing Barbell Curls/ Rope Tricep Ext (Superset) – 40's/Machine

    Tuesday (60 second rest)
    Leg Press (Close Foot Placement) – 3 sets of 8 reps (Machine)
    Incline Barbell Bench Press – 175 X 8,8,8
    Military Press – 70's X 8,7,7
    Supinated Pull Ups/Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 8 reps
    Bent Over Row– 185 X 8,8,8
    Hammer Curls/Close Grip Bench (Superset)– 40's/155 3 sets of 8 reps

    Wednesday (60 second rest)
    Squats – 235 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Bench Press – 185 X 13,11,11
    Sumo Deadlifts – 195 X 12,12
    Deadlift – 235 X 12
    Weighted Pull Ups/Weighted Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12 reps
    Underhand Bent Over Row – 175 X 12,12,12
    Barbell Shoulder Press – 135 X 12,12,12
    Seated Dumbell Curls/ Skull Crushers (Superset) – 35's/85 3 sets of 12 reps

    Thursday (60 second rest)
    Leg Press (Wide Foot Placement) – 3 sets of 12 reps (Machine)
    Incline Barbell Bench Press – 155 X 12,12,12
    Military Press – 60's X 12,12,12
    Supinated Pull Ups/Dips (Superset) – 3 sets of 12 reps
    Bent Over Row– 175 X 12,12,12
    Hammer Curls/Close Grip Bench (Superset)–3 sets of 12 reps

    Friday (5 min rest)
    Squat – 295 X 1,1,1
    Bench Press – 275 X 1,1,1
    Deadlifts – 305 X 1,1,1

    No new PR's but I was pretty worn out from these last two weeks. I didn't want to over do it so I didn't even really try to attempt it and hurt myself. I am looking forward to the next phase and being able to wind down before trying to set new PR's on all of the big three.

    Started phase 3 today. Two more weeks...
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    Weeks 11 & 12

    Below are my recaps from both weeks 11 and 12. Work has been busy, so I'm late getting this up, but the results were great...

    Week 11

    Monday (3 minutes rest - low weight)
    Squats - 195 X 5,5,5,5,6
    Bench Press - 175 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Deadlifts - 205 X 5,5,5,5,5

    Wednesday (4 minutes rest)
    Squat - 275 X 4,3,3
    Bench Press - 255 X 3,3,3
    Deadlifts - 295 X 4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – 1 set
    Bent Over Row - 205 X 3
    Barbell Curls/ Triceps Extension (Superset) - 125 X 3

    Friday
    Squats - 195 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Bench Press - 175 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Deadlifts - 205 X 5,5,5,5,5

    Week 12

    Monday (4 minutes rest)
    Squat - 285 X 3,3,3
    Bench Press - 255 X 3,3,3
    Deadlifts - 305 X 4
    Pull Ups/Dumbbell Shoulder Press (Superset) – 1 set
    Bent Over Row - 205 X 4
    Barbell Curls/ Triceps Extension (Superset) - 125 X 4

    Wednesday (3 minutes rest - low weight)
    Squats - 195 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Bench Press - 175 X 5,5,5,5,5
    Deadlifts - 205 X 5,5,5,5,5

    Friday (Final Max Out)
    Squat - 320 (New PR) - Beginning PR - 295
    Bench - 285 (New PR) - Beginning PR - 275
    Deadlift - 345 (New PR) - Beginning PR - 325

    I'll have ending pics soon and final recap of the log but, needless to say, I am more than satisfied with my results with Clear Muscle over the last 12 weeks. Thanks MuscleTech for allowing me to participate!
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    Final Review and Pics

    This is the first log I have done over an extended period of time and it was both fun and rewarding. I followed the dosing of Clear Muscle as directed on the bottle and the training program as close as I could. My starting weight was 225 and I am currently 220.

    My goals going into this program was to lean out while getting stronger and I lost 5 pounds of body weight and increased my lifts throughout the 12 week program. I also set personal records in all the big three lifts. My bench press was a little disappointing compared to everything else, but a still satisfying.

    The biggest thing I noticed while taking CM was the recovery. After the first week or two, it really started to knock out the DOMS because the first two weeks on the program were brutal. The workout program was very different than what I was used to and I kind of wish I would have stuck to my normal routine to see if I would have had better results. In a few months, I may pick up a few bottles and give it another try.

    All in all, I am very pleased with my results. It was a steady increase in strength over 12 weeks (while cutting fat) that I do not think would have happened without CM. Thank you again to MuscleTech for allowing me to log this product. For those of you on the fence about trying it out, I highly recommend it. If you stick with it for all 12 weeks, it will help you achieve your goals.

    Attached are week 1/week 13 pics...
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    Originally Posted by jcoates1986 View Post
    This is the first log I have done over an extended period of time and it was both fun and rewarding. I followed the dosing of Clear Muscle as directed on the bottle and the training program as close as I could. My starting weight was 225 and I am currently 220.

    My goals going into this program was to lean out while getting stronger and I lost 5 pounds of body weight and increased my lifts throughout the 12 week program. I also set personal records in all the big three lifts. My bench press was a little disappointing compared to everything else, but a still satisfying.

    The biggest thing I noticed while taking CM was the recovery. After the first week or two, it really started to knock out the DOMS because the first two weeks on the program were brutal. The workout program was very different than what I was used to and I kind of wish I would have stuck to my normal routine to see if I would have had better results. In a few months, I may pick up a few bottles and give it another try.

    All in all, I am very pleased with my results. It was a steady increase in strength over 12 weeks (while cutting fat) that I do not think would have happened without CM. Thank you again to MuscleTech for allowing me to log this product. For those of you on the fence about trying it out, I highly recommend it. If you stick with it for all 12 weeks, it will help you achieve your goals.

    Attached are week 1/week 13 pics...
    Thanks for the review! I am glade that it worked for you. Users doing there own program probably would have been a bit better as a whole for these logs. The program is taken a hit with multiple users.
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    Originally Posted by llahhsoj View Post
    Thanks for the review! I am glade that it worked for you. Users doing there own program probably would have been a bit better as a whole for these logs. The program is taken a hit with multiple users.
    I liked the program in that it was so different and very challenging, but it took a few weeks just to get used to it. If users continued their current program, I think the results would be better. I plan to try again using my own training program.
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