Ultra Sten Still Alive and Kicking

In a world where we fear that anything close to a prohormone will get banned, we have to be careful. With muscle supplements under more scrutiny than ever, we have to also make sure that we are taking what is safe. Finding a compound to be as good as the old prohormones were have got to adjust their style of thinking. At best, there are a still good few contenders with their horse in the race, so to speak. One of them that I’ve followed for a couple of years has been Muscle Freaks Nutrition, I love the name.

Anyways, this company has been fighting hard on the frontlines of the scientific world to bring the public a supplement that could offer us the same benefits that prohormones did, without actually being anything that would risk law troubles. Soon after this company opened their doors, they came up with a new type of workout product and it was called Ultra Sten. To understand Ultra Sten more and to also see what it can do for us, we have to understand more about its formulation. Methylstanbolone is a new alternation to an ingredient that made its way into many of the older prohormone and steroid like products. Ultra Sten has one main ingredient so I knew that I would soon be learning more about this new mystery muscle builder than ever before. I was excited to awake the next morning, so that I could get started with Ultra Sten. Before I get into what I had noticed happen to me, I was thrilled that others were reporting 5-10 lbs worth of solid gains within the first month, I had hoped that I would be so fortunate.

The beauty of using Ultra Sten is that it really doesn’t require much else, other than taking it when you are supposed to. I was into a pretty heavy crossfit routine at the time of using this supplement and wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing. Crossfit workout often combine strength with speed and endurance, meaning that you will not be only spending time with weights. I had thought that, perhaps, Ultra Sten was going to cause my crossfit performance to suffer and was worried that I had might be making a big mistake. Fortunately, within the first week of using Ultra Sten, I saw no negative changes in how I got through my crossfit courses. On the contrary, I was actually starting to notice that my endurance was really spiking. I even took an extra day, during the weekend, to check out some of the more advanced level classes that were being offered. I spent a little extra money and decided to sit in on one of the morning classes and was able to keep up with the pros for about twenty minutes before I had to call it quits. What can I say, even Ultra Sten couldn’t help me hang all the way with the Crossfit professionals. To be fair, they have been ahead of me in their training by about five years, so I’m not that upset about it! As far as the training program that I had been on, I noticed some great improvements while running Ultra Sten with my usual weightlifting days. Overall, I would have to say that the main positive of Ultra Sten is the rapid weight gain, all being muscle and not fat.

Vyperize Brings Back the Good Feeling

Once again, I’m testing out another supplement for you all, I hope that you like it. I will be talking about an awesome weight loss supplement that is known as Vyperize. I hate to admit it but the samples that I had to review were a little bit old. I’m not quite sure just how readily available this supplement is online so it might take some searching. This supplement is in capsule form and it comes in a cool yellow color, making it easy to find should you ever drop one.

I had heard that Vyperize was really the total package, when it came to weight loss supplements so I had to try it for myself. I began by i9uy87ytaking only one capsule of Vyperize before I was going to head off to my day job. Usually, I have a thermos full of coffee to jumpstart my day but I figured that I would see what Vyperize could do, with a backup cup of coffee, just in case. Within about fifteen minutes into a long morning commute, I noticed that I felt more awake than usual. I shrugged off my increased alertness to getting more sleep that night, it would take much more to convince me that the Vyperize had me feeling so refreshed. As I had stated earlier, I only started out with using a single capsule, in order to assess my tolerance to this product. As the morning went on, it seemed like it was going by better than normal. I felt that my mood was elevated, which was odd for a Tuesday but I couldn’t help it.

Things that would normally really draw my ire seemed to roll off of my shoulders. In the fast-paced job that I have being able to get to lunchtime without pulling my hair out is quite a feat. After lunchtime, I went ahead and took a second capsule, as I knew that the afternoon was right around the corner. Being that it was a particularly busy day, I was happy to find that not only was my mood staying elevated but I had a lot of energy. By the end of my normal shift, when I would be about ready to either fall asleep or tear my hair out, I still found that I had a steady energy that was not tapering off that fast. Finally, on my drive home I finally started to feel the Vyperize begin to wear off. What was great was that I didn’t find myself struggling to get my mind to slow down when the nighttime rolled around.


If I had to sum it up, I would just about be convinced that Vyperize could be one of the best weight loss supplements that I have tried. If you don’t want to feel shaky but would prefer to have controlled weight loss, I would highly recommend trying out Vyperize. I almost forgot to mention what could be the most crucial part of Vyperize and that is how well is worked for curbing my appetite. I found that Vyperize was awesome for keeping my stomach feeling full. I could still eat, in order to not feel dizzy but I didn’t feel like I needed to keep eating until lunchtime was over. For steady weight loss that will help you over a prolonged period of time, with one nice mood boost, I would find some Vyperize fast.

Should I Take a Pre-Workout with an Amino Acid?

It’s easy in the world of workouts, not to overdo it a bit too much. The same holds true if you are trying to use a pre-workout and an intra-workout supplement together. Now, most of the time, you will not run into any problems when combining these two supplements. To determine if you should or should not combine a specific pre-workout with an amino acid supplement, all the information will be listed on the ingredients panel. This panel is great because you’ll need to compare your amino acid supplement and pre-work out together to make sure that there aren’t any conflicting ingredients. Being that there are so many ingredients out there available, it would be hard to list every possible bad combination.

However, I can safely say that caffeine is going to be an ingredient you’re going to want to check for. Due to the fact that caffeine will be one of the more dangerous ingredients to have to match up. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to: shakiness, anxiousness, rapid heartbeat, and vomiting. Needless to say, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture for what could happen if your amino acid and your pre-workout both have caffeine in them. In the world of supplements, you won’t often see a product that is supposed to give you energy, being given caffeine in low amounts is a rarity. You can probably determine by now that a pre-workout is going to have caffeine in it, in most cases. If combining an amino acid supplement into your regimen, I would check to see if your intra work out has any caffeine in it.

Most of the amino acid supplements that I come across do not contain any type of caffeine but there are some that do so you’ll want to keep an eye out on that. Flipping sides, it is also possible that a pre-workout could be made up of amino acids, giving you the full daily amount without having to use any other supplement. If you’ve never used too much caffeine in it isn’t likely that you’ll know about what can happen when your body wants to reject that ingredient. If you’re one of the unlucky few who, like me, have gone overboard on your caffeine you know that the experience afterwords is very tough to get through. Even last week, I had overdone it a little bit on my caffeine and ended up projectile vomiting all over my hallway tile. My wife wasn’t pleased and I had to clean it up, while learning an important lesson about making sure you monitor how much caffeine you’re using.

When taking a intra-workout supplement, that same monitoring will be crucial to ensuring that you don’t have a bad workout, or no work out at all. If you are especially worried that you could have an adverse reaction, take a half serving of the pre-workout, along with the half serving of the amino acid. You won’t want to do this at the same time, I would space this out at least 30 minutes to be on the safe side. By giving yourself the appropriate amount of time to prepare for changes, you’ll leave yourself setup pretty safe, should any adverse experiences occur. If you feel that you are getting too much energy, I would recommend also including a bottle of water along with your workout gear. The water can help flush out the supplements when it feels like the experience is too much, overall.

Finding the Right Alternate for What you Want

I wanted to clear the air, because it seems that many people don’t know what a proper prohormone is. Often times, you will see wars of words with people who don’t even know the facts. Technically, prohormones, on their own, are not steroids, although they do share similar genetic makeups. If you can picture getting food and there are two different brands, one is the name brand and the other is generic. While it is true that prohormones are made from partial elements of steroids, they are not the same thing. As we get to the more ridiculous things I’ve heard, that should go without saying, but protein is not a type of prohormone. If someone is hassling you and making false accusations that you’re taking prohormones, based off of what get at a supplement store, you’re definitely not getting a prohormone. Due to rulings that were made years ago, actual prohormones do not exist and are not available for purchase. When discussing ingredients, what makes a real prohormone will have vastly different ingredients than other supplements you’re used to. There usually isn’t a long ingredient list when looking at a prohormone because it is only made out of one or two specific compounds. If we were to look at the compounds in a more molecular level, we could really start slicing hairs in this situation but most elements that make up prohormones compounds are not readily revealed on any labels. I hate being the one to tell you this but if you’ve recently purchased what you think is a prohormone, chances are, you’ve been duped.

Think of being duped as a blessing in disguise because after heating about what was in the prohormones, it left most users distancing themselves as far away from the substances as possible. With all of the dangers that are associated with prohormones, why did so many people use them in the past, you may find yourself asking. The reasoning for this that there was a lot of miscommunications made between companies and people trying to user these prohormones. No one had realized how out of control the prohormone epidemic had gotten until there were many people who were reporting getting sick from using the supplements. I remember trying a prohormone, back in the day and not knowing what it would eventually do, I felt like I couldn’t trust any other creators of prohormones to try them again. When you reach a point where you find that what is supposed to help you ends up harming you, you have no choice but to find what is more suitable to you.

You should never feel like you are going to run out of options, when choosing a supplement to more accurately give you that muscle building edge, without making you feel like you are going to need to go to bed. Provided that you are checking ingredients closely, you need not have any fears that you are going to be accidentally taking a prohormone. Looking towards the future, it is unlikely that any sort of prohormone will ever enter our shelves, it’s just too dangerous for the human body. Put aside that feeling of seeming like you’ve missed out on some craze, for it never to be seen again. It seems weird to truly hold dear to your heart but you do really have more power within you, than any junky prohormone could provide.

The Rebirth of Ergogenix’s Preworkout

Known as Ergopre, this is a supplement that you take before you go and exercise. I have used supplements from Ergogenix in the past, actually it was one of the first ones I’ve ever tried. Having a good history with this company, I was a little more than excited when I found out they were going to release ErgoPre. Made with three different flavors, including: Apple Berry, Pineapple Mango, and Glacier, you’ll have a tough choice ahead of you. Citrulline malate is great for transferring nutrients into the blood, allowing them to be more fully absorbed. If you want that full look, malate is a great part of the Ergopre. Caffeine is a given with most pre workouts and it is utilized well, clocking in at 300 mg per serving. The flavor that I would have to hand pick as my favorite one was the glacier.

Reminding me of a clear sports drink beverage, I found that drinking this down to the last drop was easy to do. I felt the caffeine start to hit, within the first fifteen minutes. The label said that it could take anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes to kick in fully but I did down the glass quickly, I told you I loved the glacier flavor. Not just made to energize you, I did feel that I could lift heavy. My workout journal didn’t have me setting any personal records but sometimes preworkout products need to be used for days to weeks, before you see the full effects. Ergopre is one of the finest value preworkouts that I’ve used in years. Don’t let the value label make you think you are getting something cheap, it’s just that Ergogenix is cool like that and can offer their supplement at a lower price point, better for the lifters of the world! I felt like I was more connected to my workout, as the focus was off the charts. Being someone who has an overactive mind, it can be tough to reel me in to get focused. I’m the guy who you can sometimes see staring off into space because I’ve had the same webpage up on my computer for the past ten minutes. Instead of zoning out into my workout journal, I found that Ergopre kept me focused on the tasks that lied ahead of me. I loved seeing that black pepper extract was being brought back, as it’s been hard to find a preworkout that uses that ingredient anymore. The extract of pepper is known for helping to promote fat reduction, it also adds a little spiciness to the preworkout.

Like adding a little salt to your chocolate milk, having a little pepper in the ErgoPre sounds weird but adds to the overall taste. Also loaded with zinc, vitamins, and calcium, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting what every weightlifter needs to keep up the pace. I found that apple berry was the odd flavor of the bunch, it didn’t taste particularly bad, just different than what I was expecting. I’ve never been one to have normal tastebuds, often disagreeing with flavors that readers like. I’m one of the few left that actually enjoy eating black licorice, I’ll put it that way. Pineapple mango was like a tropical vacation in a glass, one that I will most likely be getting again. Also, this preworkout pairs great with a nice protein powder, just a heads up!


Should You Lose Fat Before Starting a Training Program?

If you’re like me, you love to prepare, even to the annoyance of those around you. If there is somewhere to be, you can safely rest assured that I will show up fifteen minutes early. I wasn’t always so punctual, it just came to me with time. I’m speaking those of you who are only starting out lifting weights. Those who are slightly larger than most are going to naturally wonder if all of that fat is going to help or hinder their muscle gaining ability. When I began working out, I had a belly that stuck out and a very round face. What I did enjoy about training with extra fat was that it really inflated me. As the new layers of muscle that I was creating would hide under the fat, it didn’t make me look any slimmer but I wasn’t about to complain. If you want to look big and aren’t worried about how big your biceps measures, you’ll do well with getting to lifting immediately.

On the contrary, if you want to be that person, whose muscles are popping out like an old school 3D poster, I’d get on a good aerobic program. By reducing body fat, before ever lifting a weight, you will be able to see muscles come through mega easy. No longer will you have to be stuck in that awkward mixture of chunky and strong. Each style of composition will have it’s own advantages. What makes you feel the most at ease, regarding your self-image, is what matters that most. After I got married, I lost about 40 pounds, quite the opposite from what most experience, am I right?

When I got back into weightlifting, I had thought that I was really speeding up the time it took me to show newfound muscle. As it turns out, it was only the lack of fat that gave me the illusion that I was some sort of super weightlifter. I wished that I wouldn’t always be such an over thinker, as this momentum pushed me to some of the best workouts I’ve ever had. A big piece of advice is to get used to the diet, before you get accustomed to weightlifting. By having a foundation of healthy meals, that you can get used to, the hardest work is already over. Lastly, if you want some extra motivation to bulk up without turning into someone fat, check the video out that is above. I found that whoever this is really puts the effort in to show you ways that I hadn’t thought of to make bulking fun!


Critical Reasons to Stop Missing Leg Day

There is an epidemic going on, where no one feels like they need to train their legs anymore. I used to be someone that would never spend any time on developing my leg muscles. When I learned the error of my ways, was when I started to feel like I had become one of the guys that you just know takes care of himself. Here are four very important reasons why a leg day shouldn’t be a stress-inducing day, but rather one where you know you’re continuing your quest to get all muscled up!

1. It looks bad
I’m not going to pull any punches here so believe it when I say that your skinny legs, attached to a massive upper half are being noticed. I thought that I could hide the fact that I never used to effectively train my legs but it’s tough to keep hidden forever. Mark my words, a day will come in which you have no choice but to wear a pair of shorts and the truth will be revealed! Wouldn’t it be so much better to not fear that day, but welcome it with two chiseled legs of stone, I know that’s what I would want.

2. You’re putting too much weight on your upper half
Like seeing a Jenga tower that has too much going on at the top of it, loaded down with those little pesky blocks, a buckle is going to happen. When you focus all attention on your upper half, you leave yourself with legs that are yearning to be trained the same way. We know that muscle weighs more than fat, why would you want all of that weight bearing down on two legs that aren’t fully equipped to bear that weight? Building muscle onto your legs will help even out the weight distribution issue, making the weight imbalance less noticeable.

3. Missing out on new growth pathways
If you’re skipping out on leg day, you probably aren’t aware of the lifts that you’re missing out on! Let me be the first to tell you, many different training exercises that mainly strengthen the legs, doesn’t just mean that’s where the strength stops! Why the biggest of the big use full body exercise routines is because they know that lifting with your legs adds muscle in other places. When I began weightlifting, I wondered how lifting was going to help me get abs that I obsessed with having. It didn’t take long reading up about full body routines, until I read about how squats were connected to showing abs, better than most other techniques. As you know, the squat is an exercise commonly associated with leg day.

4. Less potential for injury
If you had a car, one that had everything well maintained and regularly brought to a mechanic, you would have a car in great condition, with no risk for any serious problems. The people that are the equivalent of this car are the ones who regularly train their legs. If we had a car that had everything maintained but the wheels, that vehicle will always be at risk to end up getting damaged. Think of your legs as the wheels of your car, if you keep putting stress under scrawny legs, an injury could be in your near future.

Skinny Bugs: Why You Need Probiotics

I had the chance to visit one of my female friends, who has having really serious indigestion problems. Without giving too much detail that, trust me, you don’t want to hear about, she was really starting to be in constant pain. What was happening was that she was not being able to digest her food properly. Not only causing painful symptoms, she was starting to slowly balloon up and I felt terrible for her. I racked my brain for an hour, trying to look up what could help take away the painful bloating that she was feeling. It was during my search, that I came across something known as Skinny Bugs. I had heard that you can get probiotics from certain yogurts, none of which she had in her refrigerator. I had come to realize that, perhaps, the digestive pains she was facing could be due to not eating right.
To take this supplement the correct way, take one chewable tablet with a meal. To pick which meal will be your decision but I would recommend using it with the bigger meal of your day. The Skinny Bug probiotics are strawberry flavored. Even though, due to my gender, I wasn’t supposed to try one, I had to anyway. Even though you may not suffer from ailments related to indigestion, you could still find benefit in ingesting probiotics. I had told this lady who was laying down, due to how bad the stomach pain had gotten, that she had to try one of these tablets. For some quick background on this woman, she never uses supplements. I have tried, to no avail, to try and get her to start taking better care of herself, always finding myself at the bottom of an uphill battle. We all have that one stubborn friend that is set in their ways and wants no convincing, if they didn’t come up with the idea.

The bacteria that is in the Skinny Bugs supplement is sort of part of the name. When I came across something with such an interesting title, I had to ensure that I wasn’t accidentally getting food for bugs. The probiotics that make up this supplement are bacteria that go to work, after ingested, to help maintain healthier weight management. You only need to use one tablet, per day, so don’t think that you will be running through bottles weekly, the amount of probiotics in each serving are more than enough to only be taken once per day.

bioticsSometimes, when we look for solutions to lose weight, a goal that almost everyone has, it’s easy to get discouraged. With so many different schemes aiming to shred you, all while leaving you feeling like you’ve barely lost a pound, it’s no fun. If you’ve had enough of feeling discouraged from trying to shed fat tissue with supplements, look to finding Skinny Bugs. An important note here is that the Skinny Bugs product is mainly made for women, I do not advise men to try this. I had only chewed up one tablet, to help encourage my friend that nothing was going to happen to me if I did. Jamie Eason, one of the most successful fitness models is on the cover of this bottle, as the line has had her input. For those not in the know, Eason has been a superstar and with her being in such great shape, you know you can trust anything with her name on it.

Trying for Strength Records with Testavar HD

Being often compared to each other, there are a vast number of differences between a prohormone and what is known as a testosterone booster. Give me the worst of the worst, when it comes to boosting testosterone and most likely it’s going to be a safer choice than the greatest prohormone. Going back into time, we’ve all learned that a prohormone was basically an altered steroid, with the pieces that weren’t wanted elsewhere, gross. Testavar HD is a supplement made to increase free testosterone levels. What can be misconstrued is how testosterone makes it pathway into your muscles. Why I feel safer using free testosterone raisers is because it isn’t adding any compounds for me, just what I already had floating around.

Do you hate when the shadier companies try to hide their ingredient list? I hate it but it didn’t take long to find the proudly displayed ingredient list for Testavar HD and it looks great. The first three ingredients in Testavar are zinc, magnesium, and vitamin b6 complex. Right away, we have three exceptional vitamins to use, in conjunction with raising testosterone. Why testosterone is important is because it is thought of as the strength hormone, naturally occurring in higher numbers in males. I have seen those ZMA products become a stand-alone product, we’re only getting started with Testvar HD. Maca and fenugreek help to round out this massively powerful list of ingredients that are well known to get your hormones back to where they should be. I would almost classify this supplement as a preworkout because that is how long-lasting the energy factor was for Testavar.

How I No Longer Hated Mornings!

I wake up early in the morning and I usually have to hit the door running, not easy to do five days a week. By mid-week, I used to feel work down and ready to crawl back into bed. With Testavar, I sleep like I never have before, leaving me ready to start my morning jumping out of that bed. I saw that stacking the Testavar with something called Betalean is better if you have extra pounds you want gone. I will try the Betalean later, as my supplement budget was close to being drained from last month, I’ve got to control myself. The only nitpick I have Testvar is that you are going to need to take six tablets a day, which can make a bottle feel empty quickly. On the contrary, I’d rather have to take a lot of tablets and get a supplement that is this strong, than taking one tablet and feeling nothing. If there was ever a sort of greatest hits compilation, for drawing in higher testosterone numbers, all ingredients in Testavar would make that list and that’s a big compliment.

What the average consumer doesn’t realize is just one bad ingredient can completely wreck an otherwise solid foundation. Itestavar second look was one of the first, of my circle, to every try fenugreek and people thought I was a nutcase. Namely, my close relative could barely hold back his lunch when he would watch me take the extract, to the point where I would make a game out of his weak stomach. Lastly, I had to throw a nod to the ingredient called Chrysin, which is getting mixed opinions over its effectiveness. ANSI knows this too, and even state that it might help your testosterone, don’t you love when a supplement maker is honest and upfront?

Stack Protein by EVL: Flavor Test

I’m back again, after running out and stocking up on an awesome protein sale. I now have each of the flavors from the stacked line of protein powders from EVL. There are five different flavors total, all of which smell great while sitting on my counter. As I’ve learned from past mistakes, smell and taste are not always directly related! Up first is the vanilla flavor, I believe that they officially call it vanilla ice cream. Am I a nutcase or is it tough to tell the difference between a vanilla and an ice cream variation? I don’t know what makes vanilla from ice cream that special but it does taste creamier. I really enjoyed what EVL did with their vanilla flavor. With each serving of this powder totaling up to twenty-five grams of protein, the sweet vanilla bean taste made this one that I gulped down.

Next, the chocolate decadence flavor was the next option that I would taste test. You’d be surprised but chocolate is a flavor that isn’t always done well by protein companies. I’ve had the good ones and others that made me want to spit it out in the sink. Think of your preferred type of hot chocolate, I swear I was able to taste a light marshmallow hint, that went well with the chocolate. It wasn’t a bitter kind of darker chocolate but a lighter variety that made this milky concoction have a lighter brown shade. The third flavor that is up in the line is their birthday cake, which was my favorite out of the entire line up. When I have tasted other cake combos, it’s rare that I taste anything but a fake sweet breading flavor.

Swirling together the subtle flavors that form a cake, this blend took away my worries that I wouldn’t find a comparable birthday cake protein to enjoy. Finally, we have cookies and cream, a flavor that I see in almost every protein powder out there, or is that just me? I liked the cookies and cream flavor, it wasn’t my favorite, but I’ve never preferred that dessert so I could have a bias against it. If you have ever eaten those black and white Hershey bars that are cookie flavored, that is what the EVL protein reminded me of. I know that cookies and cream is a dessert that will make anyone start drooling but I’m weird when it comes to flavors. Last up on the roster is chocolate peanut butter, not an original option but one that is very popular, I almost chose it as my favorite but the birthday cake won out, only by a small margin. Releasing in a five stage situation, think of the EVL protein as an extended release selection, good for those who need their powder lasting longer before needing to be ingested again. Adding in glutamine to the blend of ingredients adds a layer of post-workout security, helping to ease those torn up joints and muscles. If you are in need of calcium, you will be getting, an average of 16% of your required daily amount per serving of the protein that EVL has created. A little low in fiber, however, not enough is always highly preferred, next to too much of it. EVL does offer a variety pack, that I’ve seen here and there, which could be what you want, if you don’t want to commit too much to one flavor.