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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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Arch Supports for Flat Feet

Monday, August 15th, 2011

In many cases, our feet are neglected and may have encountered the most abuse compared to the rest of our body parts. Doing so may lead to foot problems, increase the risk of injuries, or even minimize our physical performance. It is best to make sure that our feet are given a firm yet soothing embrace as they receive pounding from running, as well as other activities- be it aerobics classes, a jog in the treadmill, or a quick sprint to the cleaners.

A fairly common condition for most people is having flat feet which is a condition when the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. If you have flat feet you will notice that the inner edges of your shoe soles wear off faster. It is recommended to use arch supports for flat feet to limit overuse of the inside edge of your feet. Years of wear and tear can weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs along the inside of your ankle, from above your ankle to your arch. Arch supports are specifically designed to withstand the repeated impact of your foot on the ground delivering both cushioning and support for your feet. This way you are made sure that your feet are protected and still look and feel like they came from a foot spa.

 

 

Enzyte

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

A lot of men try to improve their bodies and build muscle mass. To help them improve and sculpt their bodies, they sometimes use male enhancement products like enzyte which help them accelerate their testosterone production and naturally enhance lean muscle mass. Without the supplements, it is hard to build the muscles which may seem to have its limit. With the use of the supplements, body composition is improved.

Testosterone Food

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Body building is the passion for some people. They try to increase their muscle mass and tone their bodies. In order for muscles to grow, they take foods that increase testosterone. It may be hard work getting the muscles and strength to increase but they enjoy what they do which is why they do it. They also find the right supplements that will work for them in order to feed their testosterone or increase its levels.

Keeping Healthy

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Not all people keep a healthy diet or live a healthy lifestyle. Those who do, try to follow a program or at least try to eat healthy food with less junk food. They also try out healthy snacks. This is where some other people start with. We are all informed of what is healthy food and what is not but most of the things we like are not in the list of healthy food. Most of us are also so used to what we eat that it’s not easy to make changes. It may be time to start living a healthy life starting with the food we eat.

Knowing what food to eat may be the key to living a healthy lifestyle. Aside from the food we eat, we also need exercise. A bit of reading about Health Facts would be a big help in living a healthy life. We would know what type of food to eat, the proper exercise that we need and some other information that may be helpful to some of us. We never really know if we are experiencing some of the symptoms of a sickness until we know that they are the actual symptoms. It’s not a bad idea to be informed of what we need and what we really don’t.

Diet Programs

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Not every diet pill work for everyone and not all diet programs appeal or work for everyone. When regular exercise is not enough for a person, they try different diet programs until they find the diets that work for them. A diet program may require less meat or less food intake while others would give alternative or replacement food to take. Different programs have been developed for different people. For those who like physical activity, there are programs that may work for them.

Fitness Clubs

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

There is no doubt exercise benefits almost every aspect of our lives. Nothing helps circulate the blood more than moving. Keeping your figure trim and fit, and your weight at the proper level would certainly make you become healthier, stronger, and younger looking. Exercise also makes you feel relaxed, refreshed and positive.

To get serious with physical fitness, get help with fitness clubs like the Vision Quest Sport and Fitness clubs that help you choose the best exercise that meets your needs. They also have certified instructors to help you in your specific needs like toning certain muscle groups to maximize results. There is also the right fitness program for people who need to improve their cardiovascular system. A fitness guide can be given which is followed for self improvement.There is also cycling classes which is good for your legs and for toning up your whole body, yoga and stretch routines that improve strength and muscle tone as well as relaxes the mind and the body, and many more.

Choose the best exercise with a Seattle personal trainer to help you choose one that you enjoy, meets your goals, and fits your lifestyle. A personal trainer would also help you know what you want to achieve through exercise and help you become more focused. For whatever exercise you choose, be consistent and persistent and read more information so you can expect to benefit and get the best results by doing it regularly and for a prolonged period of time.

Some Office Ergonomics

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Many of us use a computer for a large part of our day. As the rising number of computer-related injuries and illnesses show, several factors may lead us straight from the workplace to the hospital. Among this are poor workplace design and layout, incorrect chair height, inadequate equipment placement, and damaging posture. Luckily for us, the applied science of ergonomics is developing side by side with many of our physical concerns.

Ergonomics is the study of design and arrangement of things people use, as in the workplace, to ensure an optimal relationship of efficiency, safety and comfort between work equipment and worker. Here are ergonomic factors to consider when setting up or adjusting workspace.

Your chair

The ideal swivel chair should have five feet. If used on carpet, it should be fitted with casters. On a smooth surface, it should have glides (flattened, smooth sliders fitted to the chair’s feet to protect the floor surface and allow easy movements.

Your monitor

The monitor should be roughly an arm’s length away from you. The top of the screen should be at eye level or just below so that you are able to look down slightly at your work.

Remember that eye muscles can become tired when you do nonstop close work. Rest your eyes every 10 minutes or so by looking away into the distance for at least 10 seconds at a time.

Your keyboard

When using the keyboard, your forearms should be close to horizontal and your wrists straight. Your hands should not be bent up, down or to either side in relation to your forearms. Your elbows should be close to your body. Align the keyboard with the monitor so you don’t have to twist or rotate to use it.

Your mouse

A mouse that fits the size of your hand is comfortable to work with. When you use the mouse, your wrist should be in natural and comfortable position, with minimal bend in any direction at the wrist. Your fingers should be able to rest on the push buttons between actions. It is good to position the mouse on the desk so that the weight of your arm is supported by the desk.

Posture, movement and stretching

Change your posture frequently to minimize fatigue. It’s a good idea to take short, frequent breaks from computer work while you carry out your other tasks for the day. This encourages physical movement and use of different muscle groups.


Brain Health

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Whenever we study and learn, several things happen in our brain: new cells generate, new connections are created between cells, and existing connections between certain cells are strengthened or removed. Studies show that stimulating environment and the presence of beta-endorphin (the good mood hormone) lead to good cell growth in our brains. The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand says these factors affect brain health:

Regular physical exercise. This protects the brain and the way it processes information. Exercise boosts levels of brain-protective chemicals and reduces stress.

Adequate sleep. A good night’s sleep recharges the brain and allows the body to rest and heal. Our brain consolidates memories while we sleep. Inadequate sleep affects the way our brain cells function and can increase the risk of stroke and depression. About seven to nine hours of sleep a night is ideal.

Balanced diet. Your diet should be low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies show that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (e.g., fish) are good for the brain.

Social connections. Friendships and social networks are important as we age. Good mood hormones help us create new brain cells and keep them healthy.

Mental workout. Use it or lose it! Keeping the brain active and challenged increases its vitality, generates new brain cells, and bolsters connections and reserves.

A Better Alternative

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Here are some plant food alternatives to animal protein. You can use them to devise a diet that will help you lose weight without compromising bone health.

Almonds. A cup of dry, roasted, unsalted almonds contains about 30 grams of protein and very low amounts of cholesterol and sodium.
Tofu. Tofu is rich in both protein and calcium. From three ounces of tofu, you get about 20 grams of protein and about 170 milligrams of calcium.

Oatmeal. A cup of oatmeal yields around six grams of protein. Oatmeal is also low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol and sodium. It is good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, and selenium, and a very good source of manganese.

Spinach. There may be more to Popeye and spinach than a cartoonist’s tale. A cup of boiled and drained spinach has about five grams of protein. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and a good source dietary and other important minerals and vitamins.

Green peas. A cup of boiled green peas contains about nine grams of protein. Green peas provide a number of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, and a very low saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.