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dez6485
Level 5

Join date: Sep 2005
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 2167

does anyone have any before/after photos that show a real difference? its been a few months now and i havent seen anything other than a couple of guys that know what they are doing, went on an intentional bulk and let their bodyfat get slightly higher than normal. in other words, yes they gained size and strength, but nothing happened that showed ANACONDA had a significant effect past what their diet and sound training techniques would have on their own.

id like to see average guys (or girls?) that never had their nutrition really dialed in, added this to their routine, and made the kind of progress they hadnt seen in a loooong time. of course im paraphrasing here, but i believe this is what we were told the ANACONDA Protocol would do.

i purchased and went through 4 tubs of both ANACONDA and MAG-10, along with 4 or more boxes of FINiBARrs. i did not make awesome progress, nothing out of the ordinary. had good days and bad in the gym. my body did not experience rapid muscle growth, or anything beyond what i would have expected in 3-4 months.

maybe others have had the same experience i have, maybe im the only one. one thing is for sure, i dont see a ton of progress pics in this section of the website, showing off all their ANACONDA results.

i gave it a fair shot, i shelled out the big bucks for it, hopefully thats earned me the right to voice my "results" and the products results on various types of T-Nationers.

thanks

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John Schlecht
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 539

Here's a Before photo of my back before the Anaconda Protocol

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John Schlecht
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 539

Here's After photo of my back using the Anaconda protocol for about two months.

I'll just say, that I've been training a long time and have seen better results since starting the protocol in December, than I had seen in years. Every single measure of performance has increased since implementing the AP....huge strength increases (added 30-50 lbs. in every major lift), improved body composition (while consuming a surplus of calories from the protocol), increased motivation and eagerness to train (it has always been extremely high), and the two things that have improved the most are, a staggering increase in work capacity and recovery.

I've currently been focusing on leaning down. I started 75 days ago at 255 lbs. and am down to just over 230 lbs., with virtually zero losses in strength. I've dieted down to sub 4% levels (weighing in at about 210 lbs. at the end) in the past, and have always lost some strength and size, not to mention felt like a dead man walking towards the end. This is the first time I've
been able to maintain my strength levels and reach mid to low single digit body fat levels. I anticipate a final weight of around 225 lbs. or so. That would mean that the protocol has allowed me to get just as lean as in the past, but weighing roughly 15 lbs. more, all of which would be additional lean mass. At my training age (16 years of very consistent training), that is an astronomical amount of muscle gain.

I thought I had reached my genetic ceiling before starting the protocol, but since implementing it, I've been able to reach new heights.

I'm a big believer in this protocol and highly recommend it to anyone who has the desire, dedication, and financial means to implement it.

I'm 100% natural

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John Schlecht
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 539

Oops, posted the same After pic twice....here's the Before back shot pre-Anaconda protocol

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PB Andy
Level 100

Join date: Mar 2006
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 9477

Wow - huge difference. Granted, you're posing differently, but I can see it.

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Mutsanah
Level 10

Join date: Jan 2010
Location:
Posts: 781

synergy93 wrote:
Oops, posted the same After pic twice....here's the Before back shot pre-Anaconda protocol


You are a freak now, before and after really do tell quite a story - great results!

What would you say is your sensitivity to carbs? Well tolerated?

What other supplements do you take besides the ANACONDA Protocol?

What does the rest of your diet look like?

Training frequency?

Great work, man. Keep it up.

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John Schlecht
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 539

Mutsahan,

Thanks for compliments.

Overall, I have a moderate sensitivity to carbs. I used to be quite overweight (300 plus lbs. and north of 25% body fat...I'm a former football lineman in which a higher level of body weight and body fat were required). However, as I've leaned down (I iniially dropped from 300 lbs. down to 220 lbs. in about 6 months, 4 years ago), I've drastically improved my carb tolerance, BUT if I don't watch it, I'll gain the weight and fat back very quickly.

I feel part of this is genetically predetermined (my mother's side of the family are all large and in charge :). Granted, a large part of this is due to lifestyle, but they all are naturally heavier, especially below the waist.

The other supps I was, and am still currently taking were:
Grow!, Low Carb Metabolic Drive, Curcumin, FA3 (9 per day), Flameout (4-6 per day), Rez-V, Superfood, MAG-10 pulses (or as a meal replacement from time to time), Poliquin Primal Fiber (the last few weeks of dieting), Phospha tidyl serine, and glycine....Taking a ton of supps...hence the level 5 status.

**A lot of people think I do steroids, but if they came and lived with me for a day, they would see how much effot I put into my training, and especially my nutrition and supplementation. The fact is, if I were taking drugs, I wouldn't lie about it, especially not on this site.


My basic nutrition plan was as follows:

When gaining:
6-7 meals per day (one of which was the protocol)
300-375 grams of protein per day, depending on carb intake (higher on lower days, and vice versa)...aimed for about 35-45% of total caloric intake
varied carb intake according to training day (higher on tough workout days)...intake was never more than 40% of total calories...I've found anything higher than this leads to, too much fat gain (carb sensitive)

Fat: varied according to training day (lower on higher carb days)...varied between 25-35% of total intake
Cals: varied according to trainin day (my maintenance intake is about 3,300-3,500, so I beed to take in just over 4000 to gain at a modest rate, while limiting fat gain)

When focusing on fat loss: Too long to post :)

My training generally consisted of a specialization approach utilizing the concepts of HTH and the program outline of I, BB. I know my body quite well, and made some modifications to the I, BB program, although, they were very small changes. The movement patterns and exercises were the about the same. I just tweaked the mechanics slighty for some of the movements, and occassionally substituted certain exercises.

I've always trained explosively and utilized the ramping/force spectrum concepts from my days as an explosive-power athlete while playing football. This has always worked well for me. I have used many other training styles, with success, but none of them yielded the type of strength, size, and body comp improvements, I get when utilizing higher loads, volume (as it relates to a lot of heavy sets), and low rep ranges (typically less than 5 reps per set...most of the time, I'd use 3 reps per set). I've found personally that anything more than 3 reps per set, and you're focus on explosiveness drops off dramatically.

The major difference involved with my training while on the protocol, was the brisk workout pace, even when using such a high pecentage of my 1 RM. I recovered insanely fast between sets (something that was never a stong point of mine...I've got a sensitive nervous system overall),and really increased the density of my workouts, which lead to an increase in hormone production, and kept my body fat levels moderately low (never above 10-11%), even when consuming a high amount of calories.

I didn't do ONE MINUTE of cardio, and had 2-3 cheat meals per week....timed so I had them within a couple hours of my toughest workouts of the week.

I'll shut up now...you probably already stopped reading :)

If you have the ability to purchase and utilize the protocol, go for it. Try it out.....train your ass off, work even harder in the kitchen, and you'll make huge positive strides in both your performance and your physique.

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jariid
Level 3

Join date: May 2008
Location: Armed Forces - Europe
Posts: 18

Synergy,
Did you do anything else on the days you tranined IBB? I was reading what CT said about going to the gym 3 times a day if were able to and I wondered if you had?

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John Schlecht
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 539

No, I didn't. I was following some of the program as an outline, hitting the gym 5 days per week (3 of which were workouts dedicated to chosen body part).

I'd love to hit the gym multiple times per day, but it's not a realistic option for me, considering my daily schedule.

However, I have done two a day workouts for brief periods in the past, and they are absolutely more effective for growth, body composition, performance, etc.

I've never done them for the sole purpose of stimulating growth, only for maximum fat loss.

If you have the ability to hit the gym a couple times per day, you should give it a shot.

jariid wrote:
Synergy,
Did you do anything else on the days you tranined IBB? I was reading what CT said about going to the gym 3 times a day if were able to and I wondered if you had?

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