New Rule: 1 Hour of Exercise for Every 8 Seated

I remember when I had a day job that had me sitting down for well over eight hours a day. At first, it sounds great, there are you are sitting, while others have to stand all day at their jobs. If you were imagining a life on easy street, where you drive home feeling rested and relaxed, you are in for a surprise. Within the first three months at this job, I had already gained about 15 pounds. The extra weight I was carrying on me wasn’t because I had taken on a new weightlifting plan, it was because I was getting fat. My wife had actually showed me some pictures from that time and I couldn’t believe I was looking at a picture of me. I hadn’t noticed it, but eventually, the fat started to creep in. I hadn’t changed what I was eating, which were sack lunches made with meals I prepared.

The usual lighter sets that I had been doing were not enough to stop me from being chubby. My stomach now pooched out farther than it used to and my clothes started fitting me awkwardly. I had assumed that the stress of a new job may have had me overeating but the portions had stayed the same. To make it worse, I started being more aware of my co-workers, most of whom were not in the greatest shape. Eventually, I got out of that place because it just wasn’t the right match for me. Wouldn’t you know it, within a month of leaving that job, I started to get my old figure back! Why you should change the viewpoint that you have about having to do that one hour of exercise is that it removes all the lazy stuff you do throughout the day. If you find yourself heading home, after a long of work, to sit in front of the tv, a simple hour of training will wash away all of that free time.

Our bodies are made to be active and to move, when we change what our body wants, it can develop some serious medical issues. If you still aren’t convinced, try exercising, at a time you prefer, for just a week. If you challenge yourself to follow through this week, without making any exceptions, you will have had a whole week of not worrying that your sedentary life is going to catch up to you. It appears as if those commercials about the stand-up desk were really onto something. I will absolutely be spending more of my day up and at them, instead of sitting and waiting for a blood clot, yikes! To everyone out there who has a day job that leaves them sitting idly by while the hours pass, put that pent up energy to good use and set aside just sixty minutes out of your day.

All of those stories you hear about sitting down all of the time being bad for you have a portion of truth to them! Sitting does feel great and has to happen through the workday, just don’t let it be the way that you spend the majority of your day. To help drive the point home, I had gotten a call from a former co-worker at that same job I talked about earlier. He had to go to the hospital, one weekend, because the doctor had even told him sitting down as much as he did, which was about eight hours a day, would start affecting his health.

Supplements Work With You, Not For You

You know that from reading this website, we often mention the big prohormone ban that occurred in 2014. However, if you have searched around, you will see that store still offer prohormones, how can they do that? It isn’t what you think, they aren’t quite prohormones but rather the closest thing to them, now that fewer options are available. With looking at these products, you are going to need to mix it up and some will be hit or miss. Supplements are a growing industry, that has been reported by many big news sources. The secret is out, more people are believing in the supplements they take, but how much will they believe. If you saw the supplement featured in the video down there, would you get it?

Where Do I Stand on Supplements?

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I find myself on the fence, I think that some replacements are good, I think of it as getting the generic brand of groceries. I admit that I am a cheap person who will often fill my cart with the generic items that cost less, there really isn’t much of a difference that I noticed. With supplements, you have to be careful of how generic you are going. Using them daily and under not as much scrutiny, you have to play it safe. Hoping to outshine the others, you can also get more supplements at a cheaper rate, if you buy more. Be careful that you check what companies will do this, you don’t want to assume that you are getting a bulk discount, only to be fooled once you hit that checkout button.

Many will waste both their time and money getting supplements and just thinking that they can do nothing and expect a change in their structure. Sadly, this will never happen because to have to put in work to see these supplements really start to pay off. Think of it as getting prize money for winning a race but you would never see a dime of that money if you didn’t start the race, eventually getting to the finish line. Supplements help you close the gap and get to that checkered flag much sooner!

Your Sign Could Lead to Better Fitness Knowledge

Don’t we all wish that we could be more in tune with what we really want? I find that my sense of what I want to doscorpion bounces from place to place more times in one single day than I know what to do with. Sure, you can spend time finding out what kinds of exercise you will like and the ones you want to pass on but there could be an easier way, if we just look up to the sky. No, I haven’t become some crazy poet that is trying to use buzzwords to confuse you, it all comes down to understanding a horoscope, bear with me. A horoscope could be a part of the newspaper that you usually thumb through but I guarantee that you’ve never looked at those predictions the same again.

I can do my best to explain how this process works but instead of that I will walk you through an example of how your horoscope can help your fitness life by using my birth month for this example, which is November. I am a proud Scorpio, having that astrological sign, let’s see what it says about my preferred workout style and if I find that this prediction has any accuracy to it. What I was able to find out is that a Scorpio can have the mindset that causes them to become obsessed with an activity. I can tell you, right off the bat, the horoscope that I am reading about matches up with my personality closely.

I will have to rule out any team forms of exercising, which leaves me out of all of those fitness classes I read about. While I do prefer to be by myself when training, it was mentioned that I could enjoy trying out boxing, which I have always wanted to do. Oddly enough, I have been a big supporter of boxing, trying my best to catch a good fight once a week. With the tendency that a Scorpio has for obsessions, it was also advised that I have one or two cheat days, so that I can help to teach myself that it is fine if I don’t follow my new food list every single day of the week. Can you now see how understanding your sign of the stars can give you that newfound sense of discovery?

At first, I had laughed off thinking that a horoscope could give me any real answers that would have to do with my working out style. As you’ve no doubt seen, the horoscope and how it spoke about my personality was enough to freak me out. It only took a couple of sentences of reading about what a Scorpio is like and what kind of workouts should be catered to them before I knew that this was like someone knew all of my secrets!

I will really have to consider making new choices with the new year around the corner that better aligns with my personality. It may take some lying to yourself, until you are aware that these new fitness activities could end up being suitable to your needs. It does make sense that people are looking to horoscopes for guidance about what style they should choose to get more physically fit. The next time that you are looking to change up your old routine, check the newspaper for what the stars are telling you to do.

3 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The commercials are starting with those jingling bells and now I am well aware that the holidays are near. Soon, we will be opening gifts, surrounded by friends and family. As this important time in our lives draws near, there will be temptations coming from the kitchen that we have to come to grips with. I know that, in my family, we are all about the food presentations and the holidays are the time when everyone is wanting to wow the other family members with their signature dishes. You also put yourself in a bind when, if you’re like me, you don’t want to just not eat anything and hurt the feelings of your family members. Having been around for my fair share of holiday get together events, I wanted to bring to you my best three tips for getting through the holiday season without gaining twenty pounds.

Tip Number 1: Eat Before You Arrive

One of the biggest pitfalls that can be encountered during the holidays is the long waiting times between meals. I usually get up in the morning and have to get ready, only to start out on my trip to a relative’s home. From there, you have to find yourself waiting for everyone else to arrive or the food to finally be ready to get eaten. After around four to six hours with not a single snack, I start to get cranky and feel like I am getting dizzy. Waiting too long to eat can cause you to overeat when that food finally gets to your plate. When our brains go into hunger mode, we will usually overcompensate by stuffing our faces, well past the point of being full. Those odd spells of starving ourselves, combined with eating like there is food running out adds up to extra and unnecessary weight gaining.

Tip Number 2: Know Your Limits

This tip goes hand in hand with the previous one but it still needs to be mentioned. It is human nature to want to eat more of food that we don’t get to have very often. We know that a special occasion is one that is to be enjoyed, when we know when to put the plate down we can easily take control back. When you are noticing that you are starting to feel full, that could be a time to strike up a conversation with a relative than it would be to start on round two of your eating binge.

Tip Number 3: Load Up on Fruits and Veggies

No holiday snack table won’t be without their own plates of healthier choices. When it comes times for you to load up your plate, you don’t have to look like a snob and only get one or two food choices. Better yet, you should be enjoying yourself this holiday season, just know the right kind of plates to make. By having a good portion of your nightly food intake destined to be consuming fruits and vegetables, your stomach will fill up with better caloric choices.

Getting through the holidays shouldn’t be a chore but rather yet, something that you can look forward to. Being around those special members of your family and sharing good memories is always something that everyone needs. Why waste that time obsessing about your diet when you can follow three easy tips and can look forward to those gifts waiting underneath the tree.

Can A Prohormone Affect Hair Growth?

Out of some of the oddest questions I’ve heard, it is rare that one will surprise me so much. Recently, a big fan of the site had been noticing that he was starting to grow hair faster than normal. I had told him that he might be imaging this and should measure results over the course of a few months, to really get a better grasp on what was going on. I had thought that this question could be a troll and wasn’t so quick to think that I would be getting an actual follow up, down the road. What I read, in his rushed response had me laughing and ready to help him figure out what was going on. The guy had spoken out about the times that he was needing to shave and get a haircut.

He mentioned that he could usually wait three days before he would need to shave his face and now it seemed like it had to be done every day. When he talked, so far back then, he had told me that he starting using something called a prohormone and was sure that this was what was causing him to turn into a person growing hair like a werewolf. I had asked the man if any other changes had happened in his life, especially regarding his diet and he assured me that all that was different was the prohormones he bought.

I kept in contact with the person that I’m talking about for the next few months and he noticed that his hair was still growing at a faster rate but here is the catch, he had stopped all prohormone use months before that. I wanted to be a somewhat good source of advice to a loyal reader but I was really starting to get stumped. After I told him to send me his nutrition regimen, along with any changes that happen during the week, I finally felt like I might have cracked the case and discovered a truth about myself in the process. What I had found out was the person was growing hair at a quicker rate, not because of a prohormone, but because he was consuming larger quantities of protein.

As you know, when we consume a high level of protein throughout our day, it does cause both hair and fingernails at a quicker rate. He had thanked me for being to solve his problem and I noticed something strange, I was being affected by the very same curious situation. As it turned out, I was getting haircuts like clockwork but I remembered that I had been seeing that staff far too often. When I had reduced how much meat was eating, partly to a change in diet, I found that my hair would be growing slowly. Who knew that an essential part of the food we consume can cause such an odd change to occur. To anyone who could be in a similar predicament, don’t worry, a prohormone can’t cause such a dramatic alteration to your hair.

Worse comes to worse, you could notice that your hair color may darken a bit but this is usually an exception and not a rule. It is always important to be sure that you are checking what you eat, just as much as any kind of supplement that you are using. Protein comes in powder form and in the food that we eat so you have to keep track of just how much of this important ingredient you are getting. If you don’t actively monitor your calories, you could wind up with long hair and fingernails without knowing what is causing it to happen!

Is Hypnosis Good for More Mass?

People have turned to all sorts of strategies throughout time to get big, it’s no secret. Over time, those of us have wondered about a certain way of thinking and tying it to getting better looking muscles. For a while, I had heard of hypnosis as a way to get the body to do some amazing things but it never occurred to me that I could possibly attain strength, through thinking. Sounding impossible, you have to alter the way that you look at hypnosis to understand this. Not the kinds of scenes that you are picturing of having a pocket watch waved in your face, this more has to do with the way you think. With attracting the thoughts or feelings that you tie to your weightlifting, it stands to reason that you will get what you give. Have you noticed that those guys with negative attitudes never really get too far with weightlifting.

I mean, you have got to be motivated to workout, you can’t just phone it in every single time, it would be impossible. There has to be within, some fire to keep you returning to your grind every single week. It’s not like a job, ninety-nine percent of us aren’t getting paid a single cent to go and workout so there has be inner motivation to get that done. I have heard many say that self-hypnosis does wonders on all many bad habits we all have, I’ve also heard it is amazing for weight loss, meaning that you can sometimes think yourself thin, I suppose.

positivityWhat doesn’t ring a bell to me is anyone trying it for more strength, I had to see if it would cause much of a change. I began my weightlifting my focusing on my thoughts, about ten minutes before a workout. I read that some would spend twenty or thirty minutes thinking but that caused me to end up taking an afternoon nap and missing out on my whole day, no thanks! I would rather just take a little time and during those moments I would remain focused on nothing but attaining new levels of being stronger than I ever have before. Wouldn’t you know it, within about a week or so, I was able to start lifting a new record for a couple of my more compound lifts. Shrugging this off as beginner’s luck, I continued to focus all of my thoughts for a brief moment in time to just getting stronger, picturing myself bigger than I have ever been. It might seem silly to you but I really love learning and applying the power that my mind truly has to all aspects of my life.

What is really weird was how often I enjoyed doing these pre-game mental warm ups. At first, I didn’t think that I would get far thinking myself to become a stronger person and that was the exact attitude that got me nothing, at first. After so many days spent spending thinking, you almost become smarter at focusing your thoughts, that is where the magic happens. Give it a try, no matter how cynical you might be, you would be astounded at what change a couple of minutes can make. Take it from a skeptic, there is a possibility that your mind can help you attain more strength, way better than most of the tired stuff out there.

An Old School Playlist to Keep You Moving

As we start to do our spring cleaning, there is an item in your home that desperately needs a makeover, your music player! I’m not going to list the songs that you have been hearing on the radio all of the time, I’ll leave that to someone else. However, what I did want to do was give you some awesome old school songs that can liven up even the dullest of treadmill days! The first song that I think needs to be on your next workout playlist is the classic Dream On by Aerosmith. We can relate to having a dream and Steven Tyler sings like nothing I’ve ever heard. Fun fact: I didn’t know that Aerosmith was the artist behind this song until someone told me, who thought I was an idiot.

When you listen to the Aerosmith that I grew up with in the 90s, hearing that classic doesn’t quite have the same vocal style, until the very end. Keeping with the theme, the next song that you should be adding to your ipod would be London Calling by the Clash. I could recommend the entire album but we will just keep it to the title track. Even if the lyrics don’t directly speak to you, that drumbeat, like an army marching through enemy territory, will have you feeling unstoppable. I love being challenged by the cool readers to come up with styles of music, so let’s discuss more old school tracks for your new playlist.

Next, I’ve got to give a special nod to one of my favorite bands, AC/DC. With these influential rockers, I could list just about any of their songs and get worldwide approval but I want to only pick one song per band. By doing this, you can explore each bands catalog of tracks on your own and find your personal picks, not just ones that I pick out for you. For AC/DC, I’ve got to go with Back in Black, it could be their signature song but it has withstood the test of time beautifully. From the killer riff, down to the vocals proudly declaring they are back, AC/DC will definitely have you getting through your next workout easier.

Not just a club that you have to be a dude to be in, I would suggest that Pat Benetar has some of the most rockers, I think that love is a battlefield should have a special place on this playlist. These are only a few songs that you could put into rotation, although I do have a neat trick for adding more variety to your playlist. Before you go out to the gym, getting all ready to set new personal records, check out the different playlist features of the music app of your choice. For instance, both Amazon Prime and Spotify have got some awesome options for sorting playlists by how you feel. You know that you can’t find the same joy in your sad and lonely playlist when you know you’re going to need songs that have a bit more edge to them.

I hope that you found some new picks in this song list, I have to add, as an honorable mention that living on a prayer would need to also be on a workout playlist. I know that you have probably heard this song more times than you ever want to again but with headphones and that driving bass guitar, you know it flips a switch inside of you!

An In-Depth Look at the Colossus Stack

I’m back again and happy to talk about a magnificent stack composed of two powerful supplements. This stack is for those who want a safe ending to their cycle with the addition of Mutant Cycle Support 2000. How good is this stack, you could be wondering. I will now present my review of the Collosus Stack. Now, this is a stack that is not to be taken lightly. I ran this cucle for four weeks and knew an additional seven days would be biting off more than I could chew. If you are new to implementing supplements that are to be cycled., I’d skip out on the Collosus Stack. Diet and exercise will play heaily into your results while taking this stack. If you’re looking for a stack to do all the lifting for you, look elsewhere. Considering that Methyl Alpha is an ingredient in Collosus Maximum Ganz, hacing the Mutant Cyle Support is a much needed partnership.

I had been trying out some newer movements, in order to better support my core. I knew that I would be sore, nearing the end of this stack. For some odd reason, it seems that I haven’t always had a desired reaction to the Methyl Alpha, it’s likely that I won’t be using anything with this in it after the Collosus stack. That isn’t to take anything away from the ingredient, it just gets to a point where you realize you’re starting to grow up. I’ll still love the supplements that I do use but when you’ve been big for a long time, different things start to take on new importance.

Anyways, before I go and get too metaphorical, it’s time to see how this stack did after two months. I’m happy with the Mutant Cycle Support. Being easy enough on my system to where I barely remembered I had been using it, this was a really good post cycle cleaner that made me feel great. It can get to a point, when using something like a prohormone, where you can actually develop flu-like symptoms. Making it tough to even move, let alone have the urge to go and lift weights, many men stronger than me have been sidelined for a good week. I felt right as rain throughout the two months that I was taking the Colossus stack. I would not use this as a cutting type of prohormone, I noticed that I was retaining water fairly easily. That being said, the massive retaining of water that was happening to me could very well have been due to the large quantities of water I was drinking. Being prone to side pains, I didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks, you want your body to be flushing out toxins as harshly as possible.

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In summary, while not the biggest player on the block, this stack still can deliver with the best of them. You won’t want to run these two supplements at the same time, preferably a month apart for the best results to be expected. Get ready for you new favorite easy to use and safer stack with the Colossus, provided that you do some legwork. Stick with your usual routine and watch and how much quicker you’re ready to move to the next level. Known for taking intermediate lifters to joining that elusive club of the big three lifts with high numbers, you’ll get that much closer with the colossus stack.

How to Eat with Stronger Workout Aiding Items

The old adage of eating a lot to gain weight is still one that many hold true. When some will take a prohormone for the first time, there are crucial pieces of information that they are never told. One reason that I really think aided in the downfall of prohormones, besides the dangerous mislabeling and, quite frankly, mishandling of the whole situation would be that no one knew what kind of diet to instill. As you know, when using a prohormone in the past, you really shouldn’t have been eating however you wanted. Having no form of dieting when using any supplement, especially one like a prohormone, will only work with a fraction of its full potential.

Seeing some of the prices for supplements nowadays makes me sure that I would never want to be skimping on food, it’s just a waste of your time. With that in mind, here is my own personal strategy for eating the proper way with prohormones. Have one set thought in your mind when starting to change your eating habits, treat it like training. This one simple philosophy has gotten me through meals that I never thought I could finish eating. When you are lifting, you don’t stop when you feel the first bead of sweat, you stop when the workout is over. That same principle should be at the forefront of any meal that you go to tackle, stop eating when the plate is empty.

I don’t recommend that anyone risks bodily harm but if you can’t clean your plate, keep it on the table and come back to it. Of course, you will need to read up on food safety, in order to find out how long select foods can be left out in the open. Breaking up meals, into smaller portions, spread out every few hours can also keep your metabolism in good shape. When you allow your body the time to digest an entire meal, you will still feel full, when it is time to eat again you will be ready. The diet has long been thought of as someone who barely gets to eat, feeling hungry throughout every day that the new eating rules are in place, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. A bit of re-training and your diet will become second nature over time.

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The toughest part will be the first week of dieting, you will be tempted, you will want to quit, let the part of you with all of that willpower kick those thoughts to the curb. Soon, you will start to see the fruits of your labor (there’s a pun) start to finally pay off. Of course, if you are taking something to cut out fat and your goals are primarily concerned with less meals, that’s an entirely different subject. For those wanting to really make the most out of their effort, pair up big meals with excellent alternatives to prohormones and let the scale begin to tip in your favor. If we’re talking about those who have to limit every gram of saturated fat they eat, this next idea won’t be for you, others who just want to get big now need to see this.

When you are out for lunch, check your surrounding area for any buffets. You may need to do some price comparing but it is likely that you can get a lunch for less than ten dollars, where you stop eating when you can’t take it anymore. A disadvantage that people who are using replacements for prohormones and go out to eat can clean their plates and be forced to go. With going to a buffet, you have complete control over how much food you are willing to consume. If you’re really stuck and having a difficult time with eating more than what you’re used to, add one more piece of food to your plate, with each dinner. You won’t need to slam another grilled chicken on your plate but it isn’t hard at all to gradually add a couple more green beans.

Don’t Be Lifting Like These Men and Women!

To be more on the lighthearted side today, I present a video collection that I’ve found, all about what not to do when you are working out. From the mildly amusing, to the downright dangerous, do not apply what you see in the video below to your workouts. To those that spend no time exercising, these clips won’t hit close to home. For the people among us that have tried what others in this video fail at, that pain becomes more personal. The squatting person at about 0:39 into the video had hit me the hardest. I don’t understand why you have to squat with wrists bent back so far. I would rather have shoulder and back pain, than to come close to breaking my wrists, by weight pushing them backwards. Also, I think a common pattern that I’m seeing throughout this compilation are egos that don’t know their real max weight.

There is a lesson to be learned by watching this video, it’s better to lift too little and move up weight than it is to lift too heavy and smack the gym floor! My advice to anyone that doesn’t want to end up the victim of one of these videos would be to tell your friends to leave their camera phones in the locker room. It’s depressing to see just how many gym patrons have no remote idea on how to use gym equipment. Perhaps, there should be more employees helping these misinformed individuals. I suppose that if there helpful workers ensuring that everyone knew how to do their exercises, we wouldn’t have any failure videos to watch. In all seriousness, every person in this video was very lucky to walk away relatively unscathed.

Before you start any new lift, use the day before your lifting to check your form. I know it is often harped on but form is the difference between success or failure, relating to getting the most out of your exercising endeavors. Also, make sure that who you bring to the workout center with you is a friend that coaches, not one who is standing there, waiting to film your next big goof.

Stacking Pure Lean Mass like the Spartans

I’m thrilled to be covering one of the coolest stacks, I’ve seen in years. You know that the big ban has taken away, basically all the prohormones. At first, we were all upset but understood that these supplement needed to be removed. For a while, it looked like anything that even resembled a prohormone was going to be getting the ax but things have lightened up a bit, forcing manufacturers to clean up their act. Spartan Nutrition have kept their head above water and have what is called a Spartan Mass Ultimate Cycle that is awesome.

With each supplement having a sole purpose, we have the Mass, Shield, and PCT. The supplement for mass has piperine and DHEA within it, making it a potent contender for mass gainer of the year. I would love to know the graphic artist behind making this line of packaging, they deserve a raise. With a nod to the 300 film, you can see where inspiration was garnered from but Spartan Nutrition adds a visual flair that can’t be missed. For those who have used a similar supplement, you know that while exercising, you’re going to put on rapid lean weight. Next up, is the Spartan Shield, the piece to this stack that is responsible for keeping the body cleansing itself of any leftover elements of the Mass supplement.

One cool aspect that only raises the importance of Spartan Shield is that it can reduce blood pressure, which is a danger of the diet, usually rich in red meat, most of us are currently on. Spartan Shield is comprised of an extended release capsule, not allowing to fully dissolve until it reaches the bottom of the stomach. There would be no point to a supplement that is supposed to defend internally, if it is dissolved by the time it reaches the stomach so I like that Spartan made enhanced this formulation. This stack has been the culprit of why I have never seen such huge lifts in my future, I never thought it would be possible.

Whereas other manufacturers will put out any stack, not always determined for it to be in the best interest of the customer, Spartan has your safety in mind. It is like a miracle has happened, that we can finally get the muscle now that we only thought we could in 2014, before all of the banning happened. I’m also proud to say that Spartan Nutrition is not making prohormones, especially nothing like the dreaded ones we were using a long time ago. Safety, now more than ever, is the biggest concern of supplement makers and Spartan is doing a great job of ensuring all customers are safe.

Be warned, I did feel a bit angrier than usual, with a few moments where I had to realize how I was acting and calm down. I could attribute the attitude changes to a stressful week, not one hundred percent sure it was the stack that was the cause. Doing anything that would have ready for a nap didn’t wear me down, like it would use to. I also had some amazing sleep throughout using these three supplements, upwards of nine plus hours a night. My brain seemed like it was sharper and I was suddenly able to recall names and places a little faster. If you have been wanting to dip your feet in the water of a stack, the temperature is great, dive in!

Bioarmor Epic is Loaded with Powerful Ingredients

Taking it back to where we started, let’s learn about Epic, a newer prohormone made in England. If you do not live epistane suppwhere any prohormones are for sale, leave them alone. Trust me, you don’t want to wind up in a troublesome situation because you couldn’t follow the rules. I briefly went to school over in England, catching up with old pals when I go back and they were all too eager to tell me about Epic. What caught my eye was how cool the bottle that one of them had looked. I love the black and yellow color mixture with the red coloring that looks like blood around the title really makes it stand out. If you’re needing to know which steroid Epic is made to replicate, that would be Epistane. Primarily targeted to beginners, or those who don’t want the hassle of an advanced hormone, Epistane was brought to the world year ago but it hasn’t showed signs of losing its hold on those wanting to get massive. I have been looking to build up my chest, as it has started to take on a slightly caved-in appearance.

I knew that I wouldn’t risk as much with using a form of Epistane while away, I would have with something harsher. Speaking of being less-harsh, you can double up and pick up a PCT if you want to be completely sure no harm will come to you. For what I ate while taking Epic, it was a basic bodybuilding meal plan. I would cook up some egg whites with toast on most mornings. I would mix up my lunches, as this is always that time of day where I need a good meal to get me through the halfway point of a typical day.

I’ve been making big improvements to my meals, in terms of sticking to what I should eat, not what I WANT to eat. Due to a recent scary experiencing with racking a barbell, I’ve been sticking to machines, mostly. It does take a toll on short-term gains but nagging pains have made this equipment more optimal for me. I would usually be able to safely move about 100 lbs on my lat pulldowns, within three weeks, I was starting to get used to moving 140 lbs. I’ve been concentrating on lifting to failure, to really know that I gave it all I had. If you weren’t aware, training to failure means that you are lifting weights until your muscles fail you, by not being able to keep going through the motions, literally.

I wouldn’t want to try it for every single movement that I would do, but if you can go until muscles are failing, more power to you. I will save the failure lifts for the final stretch because this is when I will do the lightest lifting, saving all my power to complete the bigger ones, early on. Be prepared, though, as lifting until you are stopped can leave you setup to be very sore the next day. Getting back to Epic, if you are able to have this where you live, it is a great prohormone for someone who wants to gain decent size, without being at the mercy of a hundred different side effects! I really didn’t have difficulty with using Epic and found it to be, overall, as pleasant as it could get when talking about a prohormone.