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Tuesday
May152018

7.5 Weeks Out to the Vancouver Pro Am Update Video with Posing

Just over 7 weeks to go till the Vancouver Pro Am and I feel I am right on track to be in my best ever shape, bigger and leaner than ever to put my best foot forward at a chance for an IFFB Pro Card.

I know the competition is going to be super tuff but will they be ready for me :) I have two shots at a Pro Card, one in Open Classic Physique and one in Open Physique. I will also compete in Masters Over 40 Physique but there is no IFBB Pro Card offered in that class. Just a placing and bragging rights!

Currently I am right around 213 pounds and according to my Skulpt Aim Body Composition Scanner I am down another point to 7.7% body fat, that's 2 points in a month with about 2 month to go should get me under 5% and hopefully close to 4% body fat. I hope to hit the stage at right around 205-210 pounds which will be an increase in size from my last show (Popeye's Fall Classic) of at least 10 pounds, 15 if I can keep gaining some muscle on the way down.

Make sure to watch my video till the end to catch some more posing, the lighting is super natty so keep that in mind. It's not that flattering but you will get an idea on how things are looking.

Tuesday
May082018

Mystery Product Unboxing Video with Upcoming Review

So I'm not going to say much since this is a Mystery Product Unboxing Video. If I told you what it was here then you may or may not want to watch the video? I will say it is both fitness and tech related and that it is a product I bought for myself to try out and see if it can replace another device I am already using.

Sometimes it's just fun to get something new to play around with even if at the end of the day what you already had was the better solution. Here is to finding out and of course I will do a full review once I have had a chance to fully test out the Mystery Product... 

 

Saturday
May052018

9 Weeks Out to the Vancouver Pro Am Update Video with Posing

9 Weeks Out to the Vancouver Pro Am! It seems like such a long time but before I know it the show is happening and either I'm ready or I'm not. No excuses. This was the biggest bulk I have ever done to date, I got up to 217 pounds at my highest and right now I am sitting around 212 which by the way is exactly the weight I can be up to for my height class of 6 feet in the Classic Physique Open division.

I for sure have some fat to strip off but I also know this far out I can still grow into the show and add more muscle, maybe as much as 5 pounds more since my training load increases and my food gets dialed in.

I know I have at least 10 pounds of fat to be gone but add in another 5 pounds or so of muscle and that will put me somewhere between 205 and 210. Even 205 will be heavier than my last Classic Physique show about 6 months ago at Popeye's Fall Classic. That's a win in my books as long as the conditioning is on point.

Watch till the end of the video as I have some posing followed by some comparison photos of me a month before when I turned 49 and just before I left on vacation.

I also show off a new product called the Pocket Monkii which essentially is a super portable TRX system that you can literally put in your pocket! Make sure to checkout their Kickstarter page if you're interested in a really great compact and portable workout system.

Thursday
Apr262018

MK-677 (Ibutamoren) get all the Benefits of Growth Hormone Without Taking GH

What is MK-677 (Ibutamoren)?

MK-677 is not a steroid or even a SARMS (Selective androgen receptor modulator). MK-677 (Ibutamoren) is a secretagogue which is a chemical or substance that trigger secretion of a different substance. With MK-677 it triggers the secretion of Growth Hormone (GH). It actually makes your body produce its own natural GH via the Pituitary Gland.

What Are the Benefits of MK-677?

They are the same as the benefits of increased Growth Hormone (GH).

  • MK-677 can increase and persevere muscle loss especially in a deficit.
  • Decrease body fat. (Also increases your appetite).
  • Increase bone density.
  • Improve cognitive function.
  • Slow the aging process.
  • Speed up the healing processes.
  • Help you sleep better and increase REM sleep.

How Much to Take and How to Take it:

Most studies where done using a 25mg dose in pill form but more or less can be taken. 25mg seems to be the optimal dose for most people to see best overall results in terms og Human growth hormone and IGF-1 (Insluline Growth Factor) release.

The half life of MK-677 is 24 hours (stays in your system for 24 hours) so you can take it just about any time. Most people take it before bed as it can make you a bit tired and or drowsy. It’s also best to have more Growth Hormone (GH) being released while you are sleeping and in a recovery adn muscel building mode.

Are There any Side Effects Using MK-677?

Typically they are the same side effects you would experience taking real injectable Growth Hormone (GH).

  • Possible numbness in hands and feet.
  • Some people can get tired and lethargic.
  • Some people experience swelling/fluid retention which can cause joint and muscle pain.
  • If you have diabetic condition MK-677 may not be good for you since it can reduce insulin sensitivity and increase blood sugar.

Many of these side effects can be eliminated by possibly reducing the amount you take and or even simply letting your body adjust to it. So start off with a smaller dose and then increase it bit by bit till you get to the 25mg level for less possible side effects. Women can work up to a lower dose of around 10-15mg.

Is MK-677 Legal?

Yes MK-677 is legal to buy, sell and process, so having the product in your possession is not illegal. That said MK-677 is classified as an “Unscheduled Drug” since it is not fully tested or approved for human consumption. Because of this MK-677 is marketed and sold as a “Research Chemical”.

Bottom Line on MK-677:

MK-677 is a Growth Hormone (GH) secretagogue that really works as claimed! Just like real injectable Growth Hormone (GH), MK-677 has been shown to increase GH and IGF-1 levels quite significantly all while being relativley safe and side effect free. There are more possible benefits then shortcoming when it comes to using MK-677 but make sure you keep your expectations realistic. Price wise you can buy a months supply for about $50 which is incredible cheap compared to actual Growth Hormone (GH) which would also require a prescription and injecting several times per day. Not to mention that MK-677 (Ibutamoren) makes your body create more of its own Growth Hormone (GH) so as soon as you stop taking it you will simply return to normal levels.

Saturday
Apr212018

Back from Oceanside California Holiday Update Video

Well I'm back from holidays, the family and I had a great time vacationing in sunny California where we stayed at the WorldMark Resort over at Oceanside. The best part for me was I just ate what I wanted to and took a break from everything training related for the most part.

I actually ended up losing about 5 pounds but I am sure some of it was water, some was glycogens and perhaps a little bit of fat since I was not stuffing my face with food like I was while on my bulk leading up to this vacation. Right now I am back up to around 213 even though I started a slight calorie deficit this week, most likely added glycogens from my workouts and some water getting back into my system.

When I got back I did a full body Sculpt Aim Body composition scan on myself and was surprised to see that I was under 10% even after the long bulk and holiday I snuck in at 9.8% body fat and a 99.3 Muscle Quality.

I am about 11.5 weeks out for the Vancouver Pro Am, sorry no posing just yet, really not much has changed since my birthday posing video as I was away for a week and a half on holiday and only recently started training again. Once I feel I have made at least a bit of a body composition change I will make a quick posing video for everyone.

The next 11 weeks or so it's go time, nothing but hard trying and structured eating. My plan is to scrub a little bit of fat till I get down to a percentage I'm more comfortable with but that still lets me to train hard and then the last month I will start cutting hard again. I hope to step on stage right around 205 to 210 at around 5% body fat or lower if I can add some more muscle over my last show which was the 2017 Popeye's Fall Classic where I competed in Classic Physique and Open Men's Physique.

 

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