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Epi Elite (Epistane Clone)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I started a cycle Epi Elite (Epistane Clone) of on August 31st and will be taking my last cap in a few hours. I though I’d post a review for those interested. Dosing was 30/45/60/60. I was hesitant to go to 60mg, but people told me to listen to my body and if I had no sides then go for it.

Thankfully, I really had no negative sides to speak of the whole time. No blood pressure issues, no hair loss, and strong libido all through cycle. I had very minor calf pumps a few times on the Stairmaster and only had noticeable back pumps twice, but they were never enough to impact my workout. I kept an eye on my boys and noticed no significant change in size throughout the cycle.

For support supplements I used N2 Guard (7 caps a day) and Super Cissus RX (6 to 8 caps a day). My joints held up well the whole time. I only started to have a little pain in my elbow & wrist joints and some tendons in the middle of this week. I also used HCGenerate (5 caps a day) starting in week two.

Diet was a totally clean six meals a day – high protein and plenty of healthy fats, with carbs coming in the form of a grapefruit at breakfast and oats with pre and post workout meals.

Strength increases were real nice. They really became noticeable around day 10 and kept going up from there. I was setting PRs on virtually every exercise at each workout. The big core lifts went up nicely – 20 pounds on deadlift, around 20 on bench, and not sure on squats since a few pages of workout logs went missing. I also had a 25 pound increase on Smith behind the neck presses. Today I was doing curls and pushdowns with the full stack on the cable-pulley setup.

And now for the numbers everyone wants to know. I started at 187.6 pounds and weighed in this afternoon at 198.2, a little over a 10 pound gain. My goal was 200 but I still consider this a success since I came very close and strength shot up nicely. I started a slow lean bulk in September at a shredded 166 and my long term goal was 200 with abs and I’ve pretty much met that goal, partially thanks to Epi Elite (Epistane Clone). Lean bulking is so the way to go – I’ve put on 32 pounds since September and I’m still wearing the same size khakis. I have a comprehensive post cycle therapy lined up with a SERM and other stuff so I’m hoping to add a little bit more over the next few weeks.

I ended up with 4 weeks of Epi Elite (Epistane Clone) (along side CEL’s Stano-Drol for the duration at 450mg and then 600mg). As could be expected, it was pretty slow to start off at 30mg, and at 45mg I couldn’t really visually notice much, but I did take notice on the day I did about 8 sets of incline bench press after a full delt workout and nearly Personal Record’ed on a ~2,500 cal/day diet compared to the ~4,500 cal/day diet I was looking at when I set the Personal Record this summer.

Then, at 60mg I really enjoyed it (note that CEL’s H-Drol was now in play at 50mg, too). From a scientific standpoint for determining things, I didn’t do the best job (though admittedly that was not my top priority here). This was my first hormonal run of any kind and I’d like to call it successful, though it wasn’t quite as much as I had expected.

This is a product that I will definitely run again and likely at a higher dose (60mg right out the gate and maybe even 75mg). Since it was my first run, I was very cautious. I didn’t notice any negative sides from this at all (aside from some initial acne, which extra scrubbing with the loofah seemed to take care of).

Strength is an area where this really shined. I didn’t notice much for size (obviously), since I was in caloric deficit, but it does react interestingly. When I was just about maintenance, I was packing on pounds pretty quickly and eating very clean. It seems to really love the carbs and add on weight quickly when they are in play.

I look forward to running this again in the future at a higher dosage and possibly when attempting to bulk.

All in all I was pleased with Epi Elite (Epistane Clone), my first experience with a DS. I definitely recommend giving it a shot if you’re interested.

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Essential Elements 2000

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Hal Leonard Essential Elements For Band - Trumpet Book 1 With EEiEssentially, it’s a practice tool that makes students practice more frequently and more effectively. The essential elements 2000 book 1 trumpet is intended for musicians who play trumpets or who are involved in a band. The software appeals to school band, choir and orchestra teachers. It includes play-along mp3* tracks for all exercises: Features a professional player on your instrument, Duets and trios: Print and play parts with friends, Music listening library: Hear great pieces for band, Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum and Creativity, Daily Warm-ups & Rubank Studies, etc.

Allen & Heath Zed 24 Mixer

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The allen & heath zed 24 mixer is a small mixer with 16 mic/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. There are two pre-fader auxiliaries and two post fader auxiliaries. None of the auxiliaries are pre/post switchable.

The USB I/O can send audio to a computer from either a pair of auxiliary sends (1/2 or 3/4) or the main mix. The main mix USB send can be pre or post the main faders. USB audio is sent from a computer to stereo input four. The USB audio I/O can be used for recording, playback, or as an effects send/return with the effect being whatever plug-in you can run on your favorite flavor audio application. The ZED 24 comes packaged with Cakewalk Sonar LE.

The allen & heath zed 24 mixer got some nice 100mm faders, which are a joy to push. This is especially true if you get stuck using a mixer named after a city in Italy or the small mixers made buy the popular USA manufacturers that use shorter faders. The channel EQ is a three-band type. The single sweepable midrange has a range of 120Hz to 4kHz

An important thing to keep in mind is that the ZED 24 sells for less than $700.00. Despite the low price, it’s big enough to do a lot of gigs. It’s also small enough to carry under one arm.