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201-Thanks, AP2!
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TShaw
Level 100

Join date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1709

Well, after a year of hovering between 190 and 196, this morning I stepped on the scale for the first time in weeks and saw "201." For the record, I'm 4 weeks into Anaconda Protocol 2; I haven't really changed any of my eating habits except for being faithful to the Protocol; for the past 4 weeks I've gone from 3 (maybe 4) workouts to 5-6.

Yesterday my lifting partner commented that my bench numbers are going up. Yesterday I hit a new PR (435) on Rack Deadlifts. My upper arms, forearms, and upper body in general are looking bigger (to me, anyway; I haven't taken measurements).

Negatives? My waistline is far from "tight"--but I swear the bulk hasn't gone just to my waist: if I tighten my abs, I can "pinch an inch" that is the same that it was a month ago. (Yeah, I suppose I could "cut"; I just don't feel like it, okay? I don't believe there is a mechanical or evolutionary advantage to my abs being visible to someone else; I know they are there.)

Reality Check: is 200 an important number? Not really; it's a nice big round one, and maybe I've just been conditioned by all those threads years ago that divided the T-Nation membership into above-200 and below-200. But listen: everyone knows how to lose weight; gaining muscle is the hard part. At 51, with my window for gaining muscle rapidly closing, I'm going to focus all my efforts on that side of things.

To that end, I've ordered the Anaconda Protocol 2 pkg on my own; Biotest sent me the first pkg as a gift. I might never have purchased it on my own--thinking it was too expensive or that simply my best days were behind me--but now I am attributing my gains to AP2, so I'm sold. I've spent spans in younger days working out 5-6 days/week and eating more, and haven't felt this good or felt I was making progress like this. I'm also using their Mineral Support and Flameout, which I assume is also aiding recovery.

How long am I going to ride the Anaconda Train? I don't know. 205? 210? Will I reach a "set point" after which it all just goes to my belly and butt? No clue. But somehow I feel like I've come off a years-long plateau, and I couldn't be more satisfied.

Take it for what it's worth. YMMV.

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The Mighty Stu
Level 5

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 9846

Yeah Buddy! -lol

200 is such a psychological achievement for many people, I know it was for me,.. (I started at 150 lbs myself!)

S

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TShaw
Level 100

Join date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1709

...and here you are looking better than I'll ever look at a weight much less than mine! I'm well aware that simple "weight" is not the goal, but yes, passing 200 (without guilt about weight) is a psychological achievement that I never thought I'd be able to appreciate.

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Vash
Level 10

Join date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1593

Excellent work, TShaw. I also got the 200# achievement unlocked, thanks to AP2. For me it was unreal since I have bigger arms now than I did at 210 (pure athletic training, no direct arm work at all at that time), plus I have less backpain.

This supplement stack is excellent. I actually just got my second stack started, since I had a client buy it for me.

Again, TShaw, excellent work. Keep it up!

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ACTrain
Level 5

Join date: Oct 2004
Posts: 817

Great work! I'm at 211 and climbing while using the original Protocol. I too have found I eat less overall calories than in years past and still add size.

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GrindOverMatter
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1448

im also at 200 even, down from 215 :D using AP2


working great so far!

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TShaw
Level 100

Join date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1709

Sad that the price just went up.

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