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Secrets to A More Vascular You!

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It’s weird but I like to think of the veins I have as badges of honor. It puts me in a class above others, where I can see that my muscles are so out there, that they cause my veins to pop out. Not everyone is after the look of veins showing clearly around their muscles, while others are obsessed with it. I think that what helps to drive the obsession of if someone will be vascular or not it because many think it’s a mystery. I want to help unravel this mystery with practical tips that you can use right now to start attaining the vascular look that you want. It’s easy to believe that not many know where to even begin, when it comes to attaining true muscularity. The science behind it isn’t impossible to understand, you’ll need to have the least amount of fat possible, easier said than done.
If you are determined to become more vascular the first thing you’ll need to do is to start dropping fat. We all have veins that would make anyone envious, it’s just that not everyone can have them because their body fat percentage is too high. Once you start noticing that less fat is on you, you’ll start to see those blue lines show over the skin, those are your veins. I have found that it speeds up getting those veins to show, if you are lifting weights while working on fat reductions. By combining the previously mentioned two processes, the newly created muscle is going to cause the veins to be pushed to the surface.

Lastly, there is a video that I wanted to put up so that you can see other methods that I haven’t mentioned. First and foremost, I always want you, as a valued reader, to have many sources of information. There are nitric oxide supplements that have been made to also help in getting you to appear more vascular. I’ve tried various no supplements and, while most were junk, there were a couple that were awesome for helping to inflate my muscles. Getting veins that are bursting out of your arms is a great look that lets everyone know how committed you are to your weightlifting efforts, be proud of them!

DNA Testing Causing More Accurate Future Cycles

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Supplements have certainly battled through tough opposition and barely any regulation. It looks like those time will be nearing the end soon with the call for DNA testing on supplements. Made to provide more clarity to the consumer, this new testing would provide users with more accurate ingredient sources than the previous standards. A few companies are already wanting to get ahead of everyone else by putting their products on the forefront of this testing. Not all are welcoming this new change, some are even doubting it’s effectiveness. I would be all for clearer and truthful indications of what is in the supplements that I use. Apparently, confusion seems to be a big aspect of this testing, between companies and their testing results.

I wouldn’t expect that DNA barcode testing would be on an actual supplement that you would buy in the near future.14141book I wish that we could have harsher regulations put in place but the timetable for that is not my call to make. Instead, smarter minds than my own will surely have a future date set in place where stricter testing can begin on supplements. I’m also positive that the minds who are hard at work coming up with clearer representation and standards of what we ingest will come up with a system that pleases all parties involved. Problems have arisen with trying to make the newer DNA testing to become the norm. Hopefully, a middle ground will be found between those who need to ensure that companies are telling the truth, with regards to ingredient formulations. Considering that majority of smaller dosages of specific ingredients, I have to think about how long it would take these tests to actually be done. Keep in mind that many supplements out there are formed from a combination of numerous ingredient bases. It is when all of the ingredients are mixed together, that a supplement is formed. What most don’t know is that even a simple creatine supplement could be made up of many different, but lightly dosed ingredients. With all of the setbacks that DNA testing for nutritional products has encountered, there are very big names that do want to get in on this testing.

We’re not talking about mom and pop supplement companies, rather gigantic chains that want the public to know that they have nothing to hide, something I applaud. Only time will tell exactly how big of a filure new tests will be to the supplements that we all know and love. I fully expect to see some of my favorites not pass these tests, although I hope this isn’t the case for a large number of those products. Advancements in science can be made overnight, so don’t discredit what you think hearing this as sign of things to come for the future of the supplement industrty. Many things still have no final date of anything becoming mandatory. I’m sure that improvements to these tests are still being made behind closed doors. How would you feel about another new system of testing for the supplements that you use? I’ve planted my foot over where I stand about safer opportunities for the future. Even if I have to bring a pamphlet folded out to know what I’m taking, my view is that I wouldn’t mind the extra reading. If the labels lead to mass confusion, count me out, I guess we will see what happens.

Safest for Beginners: Keeping it Simple

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No one ever said that starting up a fitness program would be either easy or fun. Don’t fret, I’ve got a cycle to use that helped me out immensely, in the beginning. What’s great about this specific cycle is that we aren’t going to be taking anything harmful to the kidneys. The big man cycles are only made for those who know the risks and want to pursue them, regardless. I always advocate safety in all that I do, which is why this exact cycle is my all-time favorite. Of course, the first thing that you’ve got to have is protein. Whether you buy tubs of the powder, or prefer to get it all from food, it doesn’t change how essential this is for a good beginning cycle.

With no need to cycle off or use a PCT, it doesn’t safer than this. The next supplement that I would recommend would be a multivitamin, my favorite would be Animal Pak. While the intense looking graphics would have you thinking that you need something a little less potent, it shouldn’t cause any adverse reactions. One minor difference between the Animal Pak and other multivitamins is that the Pak will be a small baggie that has about ten different capsules in it, while others will just have one tablet. If you have any difficulty swallowing pills, yes it a real fear, I’d stick with the one tablet over the Pak.

No matter what you choose, having all of the vitamins (likely many you aren’t getting the required amount) is going to help in ways that you never imagined. Keeping this simple, I’m only going to add in one more supplement, and that is creatine. While the verdict is still out over exactly how safe it is to use, with reports of minor problems occasionally, I still implement creatine into my supplement regimen. There are mixed opinions about if you should even cycle off of creatine at all. I will take the rare month off of creatine, just so that it doesn’t stop up my natural production. If you didn’t know, your body does produce its own levels of creatine, just not as much as you would get with taking a supplement made from it. With only those three supplements, you won’t be breaking the bank and you’ll have an understanding of what, I think, all beginning lifters should be using. Nothing is without side effects, so here is what you may end up expecting, when using this cycle. With the protein powder, don’t use too much as one as that can cause stomach issues.

You Don’t Need Every Supplement Under the Sun

Combining protein with fish oil has been known to cause mild indigestion so you will want to keep an eye on that. Should you feel any discomfort that is so strong that it makes you not want to run this cycle, experiment with different brands to find the most suitable choice. In most cases, having an adverse reaction to a supplement is a hidden allergy that you never realized you had, due to not coming into contact with the ingredient for most of your life. Although this cycle would be great for those who are just starting up in the school of iron, don’t let the name fool you, professional gains are still coming up for you. There will always be time to try other supplements, when you feel you have reached that level. Until the day that you are more experienced arrives, build that critical base frame of muscle!

Update on An Odd Cycle: Ready for the Ending!

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Welcome back, everyone! I have been trying to do some Crossfit and the place I go to has started outdoor sessions. I’ve got to say that the sun has taken my stamina away, I also have another lingering problem, a bad sunburn. I hope that, by now, you are aware that you shouldn’t be lifting when you are sick. A few have said that, for them, there is nothing better for getting over an illness than to get moving, not true for me. Like many of you, when we are sick, rest always seems to be the best healing you can get. When you have a sunburn, the decision that you made is of your own thinking, do you miss a workout, when you were perfectly capable of doing it? On the other end of the spectrum, do you go ahead and lift, knowing that sweat and friction are terrible company for a sunburn. I fell into the latter camp, when I decided to man up and go on lifting looking like a lobster.

Needless to say, I got about ten minutes into the workout before I packed it up for the day (also the rest of the week). I faced tingling pain and each drop of sweat felt like lava, as it crossed down my back, which was even more red, due to blood flowing to the surface of my skin. I know there will be a few of you cringing in your seat when I tell you that what I drank before I lifted had beta alanine in it. The one part of a preworkout that causes tingling of the skin and I, like an idiot, had mixed that with a terrible sunburn. As far as the progress of my end of summer cycle, I’m not that impressed.

I was looking to mainly gain some more mass, while I’m still on my summer diet. I’ve been doing great with learning to accept what has now become bland times of the day to eat the same food, not to fear, winter will be here soon enough and I can bulk again. I’ve got three different supplements in this cycle, two for cutting and a strength increasing product, I’ll leave it at that. Anyways, the workouts have been combining crossfit and my usual style of lifting, it’s becoming to be a bit bothersome. I’ve not combined different elements of fitness before and the dance we have been interwined in has been an awkward one.

When the weather permits, I have been spending the weekends by the lake, getting some much needed fresh air. When you are on a computer as often as I am, you have got to make some time to get outdoors, it really has to be experienced on a nice day. I would say that, being three weeks in, I have gained a little over an inch around my arms. Astonishingly, my legs have seen the best treatment, growing about three inches of lean mass. It could be that the summer weather, with it’s near record high temperatures has just got me burned out. I have always had difficulties with cutting weight, finding it much more easy (and fun) to pack it on! I’ll be back with another update, as this cycle is growing closer to the last leg. I’m looking forward to giving it 110% the second that I step back into the lifting zone!

Did Organ Shield Block Out Toxins?

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I don’t want to make this seem like a medical class but we’ve got to speak about an important thought to consider, the next time you workout. Is what you are using, to get big, doing more harm than good? Cycles and how to effectively stay on them without causing damage is what I’m well versed in. Post cycle supplements are made to help take out the watching and waiting of if your cycle is going to turn on you. You don’t have to spend much time looking at supplement news, without hearing so many negative pieces being written. While I won’t sit here and defend manufacturers, you should be doing your part to realize what you’re getting into, when you stray off the protein and fish oil path of everyone else.

One organ that is the unfortunate target of most of the damage that supplements will do to you will be the liver. The very important liver organ is responsible for carrying out the toxins and other nasty materials out of the body, however, it can only do its job so fast. If you start out some crazy stack that is 900 times stronger than anything you’ve ever seen, or whatever it is they are trying to tell us to push their products, nowadays. Anyways, when you start stacking products and taking large quantities of supplements, the liver becomes stuck into a backlog. When your liver can’t get rid of the toxins, as fast as they are coming in, it’s not good. Keeping harmful substances stuck in your liver can irreversibly damage you, this is why PCTs were invented, to give that liver some more cleaning power.

In the past, I’ve used milk thistle, when I needed to gain weight for a competition but didn’t know how good of a cleanser it was. Purus Labs, the creators of Organ Shield included milk thistle due to how effective it is at helping maintain a healthy functioning liver. A couple of you had spoke of how you started Organ Shield right before your cycle was to end, ensuring that it would be in the bloodstream at a crucial time. I understand the reasoning behind changing up the time, adhering it to your schedule, I like to start the Organ Shield right at day 1 of my cycles end. To say that this shielding all-star only helps your liver, would be to do it an injustice. Your cardiovascular system is made up of thousands of moving parts and each piece can get just as run down as a liver can, over time. I used the Organ Shield to ensure that my heart, liver, and any cell in between would be well-protected after I finished a particularly harsh cycle and there were no bad effects felt by me.


Pulse vs Normal Cycling: Which is Best?

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We can’t write about how to effectively cycle the supplements you use, without talking about pulse cycling. You see, normal cycling will often go by what the maker has on the label. Some makers will display recommended dosages that are strong, made to make the product seem like it is very effective. What you won’t be told about the normal cycle is that you will also carry a higher risk of hurting your liver. Not content to make yourself sick, someone came up with pulse cycling and it changed the way formulations were created. When you are taking up the pulse variation of a cycle, you will want to decrease the milligrams for the entire cycle’s duration. Before you are totally convinced to switch over to pulse cycling, with the lower risk of harm will come with it, less than stellar results.

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If a normal cycle that I was running called for using 25 mg, as one day’s usage, pulse cycling may call for you to drop that initial dosing to only 5 mg. By the time that the month has ended, you don’t have to keep the cycle going into the next thirty days and will still have to end use of the supplement. A cycle that runs over the necessary duration of use guidelines will always take their safety into their own hands. Not only for those who are scared, smarter lifters are using pulse cycles to lessen damage to themselves, never a fear I would poke fun at. The mindset that causes someone to want to pulse their cycle, instead of running it at a slightly faster pace, may never be satisfied.

To put it another way, if you want badly to pulse what you are ingesting, you could find avoiding the cycle more suitable. Not every person can deal with the commitment of being dedicated that a cycle requires. I prefer the normal cycle, which will vary on what I take but going all in will show me that I tried to put the most into my program. I can’t justify pitching in an arm and leg for some of these stacks, knowing that I used too little, leaving me set for disappointment. I tried to see what I could learn about, regarding public opinion on pulse vs normal cycling, unfortunately, I couldn’t come up with much besides various arguments.

I suppose that neither cycling method is going to win over all of us, this is one instance where cycling your supplements may not ever have a definitive timetable. Another method that can be used is to stick with normal cycles, for less potent substances, while only utilizing pulse cycling on the heavy duty supplements. If you never pulsed what you ingest, you will not increase the likelihood of side effects, it’s worth trying if you choose to. Once you accept that you won’t be gaining much, in the way of muscle, the peace of mind that comes with playing it safe can alleviate that pain. The more substances that will be used at once, helps to determine the length of cycle that you will need to use. When in doubt, always ask around reliable sources to find out detailed cycle information from users who can tell you what went well and where they went wrong. Starting out an efficient cycle could take some adjusting of a plan but once you start one, you could wind up excitedly awaiting the next one.

One-Fourth of Adults in Great Britain Use Health Products

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In the land of the Red, White, and Blue, it would play into the image perfectly if we were all taking protein and supplements, like they were going out of style. However, it is our brothers across the sea that are keeping manufacturers wealthy. In all seriousness, it’s great that this country is taking such big leaps in keeping their health in check. Some will be quick to point out how bad this is but I say that we let those who are purchasing the items to make their own decision. If someone buy a placebo product and it gets them to put the fork down, more power to them. What can’t be undone is the numbers showing that supplements are there to stay, no matter the dangers you could face.

Don’t be fooled by a bunch of English strongmen, all lining up to get bigger, there is a wide array of illnesses, from small to large, that supplements can help with. If you have ever entered a store that sells workout products, you know that the clientele will be many different sections of men and women. An older woman might get in to get her newest calcium supplements, due to the fact that she is healing from taking a fall. Next, could be Sue, a woman who wants to lose more weight because she has just gotten divorced and will do anything to make that one guy jealous. My point is we should look at the high percentage of adults using supplements as a good thing, not a sign that we are in dark times, or anything crazy that others would have you believing.

Why is Making Sure You’re Well Hated by Some?

With the world at the fingertips of a keyboard, more of us are waking up to what issues we live with and we’re not going to take it anymore. Being more well-informed than we’ve ever been we take our knowledge that we learn and find corresponding products that can help align what we want with will what can happen. England has its collective head where it needs to be, suggesting that the world follow suit. Let’s all do what we can to live longer, to be with our families and friends. With an attitude of wanting to do what we can to stay in tip-top condition, I can’t condemn these numbers, only encourage them. It would be interesting to compare the findings of how many in Great Britain are staying out of sick offices and being bedridden with the newest strain of flu!

Needless to stay, supplements are here to stay and in no one location is that more true than in England. Let this Yankee say cheers to the great country out east from me for hearing the call of taking care of one’s self. The example set forth by the fit and active in England could create a ripple effect, all across Europe. I know, that if I visited a neighboring country, where it looked like a land full of models, that would kick that voice keeping me from staying lazy for long. The next time you hop on a place, to the land of Big Ben, be sure to give the supplement shops of England a drop in. If reading about the sheer volume of those who are taking supplements, this country should be loaded with a great selection of different locales to look at.

Is Slim and Toned the New Preferred Look?

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Like the song said, a change is going to come and it just arrived at the front door, so to speak. What I am noticing is a change in what is being accepted as the most visually appealing look and it is a change that not all will take so easily. The old standard classic image of a guy whose arms are so large his sleeves can barely contain them are being changed into a new version of what is good. Now, you will see a more sculpted and defined look take place, while looking somewhat smaller. I grew up with being the biggest man on the team was a symbol of pride. I am on-board with trends coming and going, depending on the weather, it’s just not one that I will be following.

For one, it would force me to rethink every principle of my current training strategy, only serving to over-complicate the process. Opinions will change as decades go by, I’ve heard many women say names of big celebrities that they find the most attractive and they aren’t the big and macho types. I’ll still stick to lifting heavy, as it is what I have been taught and I am stubborn. I’m sure that I will keep seeing twenty-somethings looking to rid themselves of any fat that they see, I’ll keep the pudginess all for me. One unusual training method is archery.
I love to get out on the weekends and head out to the country to practice shooting off arrows. In a secluded space, away from people and animals, it is relaxing to do some target practice on bales of hay. Talk about a strength-builder your arms should feel nice and ready for failure after trying to get an arrow on a bow correctly. I was the laughing stock of my group, as it took me well past ten tries before I could even take a practice attempt. The pulling back movements will call upon every fiber in the bicep. With the Olympics rolling right along, it doesn’t take a detective to notice that these men and women do have strong arms, forged only from years of practice at their chosen sport.

It is disgraceful that the big look is dying out, at least, for the present time. I always found it much easier to maintain a less-defined stature, with beefy muscles it made the fat gain easier to look like extra pounds. As spoken of before, I’ll leave zero percent body fat to those who have the sheer audacity to live in such a punishing manner, more power to them. I’ll still have a cheat day, or two, when I absolutely have to, I’ve never been one to avoid those impulses.

I’m Back in the Saddle Once Again!

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You may notice that this place you have come to for your cycle needs looks a little different. Have no fear the upgrades are meant for your enjoyment. I am getting ready to crank out some real deal cycles of my own, to help guide you with some examples. It is of the utmost importance that I give you a refresher course on what mistakes to avoid when going on a cycle. First things first, a cycle is term used to indicate starting and stopping use of a particular supplement.

What is Cycling and Why Should I Care?

To put it plainly, there are workout supplements that ARE NOT to be used for prolonged periods of time. When used too many weeks in a row, what was once used to build you up can start breaking you down. Just like you clean your house when the garbage begins to pile up, your organs will build up damaging toxins that have to be released. If an uninformed man starts a supplement and doesn’t know or care about what cycle he needs to run, it’s very likely that those aforementioned toxins will stick around. If you don’t clean your internal organs of all of the harmful ingredients that can’t pass through you without some assistance, it can be a bad scene.

You should care about cycling, if you have any caring part of you left. Without taking five extra minutes to plan out a cycle, you could spend a lot of time in pain and agony. With those nagging basics out of the way, you need to know which products are great for after a cycle. Learn what a post cycle does and remember it, it could likely be the difference between holding onto future muscle and not ending up sidelined with a surgery to repair you. PCT’s are supplements made especially to replenish you, while ridding you of all of the nasty side effect inducing leftovers of whichever powerful workout product you are using.

Along the way, with the new and updated look I am sporting, I will be looking at individual cycles, as well as ones that you can run that involve multiple supplements. When you know what you’re taking, when you’re using it, and what it does for you, you never have to use any guesswork, should your days start going wrong. A cycle has daunted many weightlifters for years but that doesn’t mean that creating a cycle has to leave you feeling like you’re doing homework again. Cycles will vary in the lengths of time that they can be ran. For the absolute strongest of the strong, you’re going to run shorter cycles and a longer PCT. On the flipside for cycles that aren’t as strenuous on your internal organs, a longer haul can be done, with certain ones not even requiring the use of a post cycle supplement.

Expect diminishing returns, once you have entered the last phase of any cycle. What is most important is that muscle is retained, ninety-five percent of the time, you’re not keeping everything you built in the earlier cycle phases, it’s a simple fact. Without being discouraged, I don’t recommend that everyone should just jump into cycling. For one, it can be a costly hobby, due to the fact that you are likely to be buying multiple supplements at once. Also, it requires a mind that can adapt to details to really make the most of a good cycling run!

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