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apdavies1
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2008
Posts: 17

  • Age: 21
  • Height (inches): 75
  • Weight (pounds): 235
  • Occupation: Student
  • Primary fitness goal: Improve performance
  • Secondary fitness goal: Gain muscle
  • Calories consumed on training days: 4000
  • Calories consumed on non-training: 2500
  • Carb grams consumed on training days: 250
  • Carb grams consumed on non-training days: 150
  • Days per week I train: 3
  • The time of day I train is: Morning
  • When I train, my gym is: Crowded
  • I have access to the following pieces of equipment: Prowler/Sled, Bands, Chains, Kettlebells

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apdavies1
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2008
Posts: 17

Days training per week: 7.
Gym: Not crowded.

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apdavies1
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2008
Posts: 17

Photos will be put up soon. Live in UK, so still waiting on Indigo to arrive.

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HawaiiTunya
Level 10

Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4689

Aloha AP,

Welcome to the Indigo 'ohana'.

I have been posting this in the new logs, hope it helps. :-)

Helpful Hints:

1. Don't wait to up your carbs
2. Get rid of any unhealthy carbs...keep them all clean
3. Get rid of wheat; though not a requirement, but most of us have switched over to gluten free products and recipes. A lot of us use rice based cereals like Cream of Rice or Rice & Shine; some use Cream of Buckwheat, or even Quinoa flakes.
4. Get rid of dairy/milk and switch over to Unsweetened Almond Milk or Unsweetened Coconut Milk, both are AWESOME!
5. Be leary of too much Oatmeal as the Avenin in it will have the same affect as the gluten does in wheat
6. Don't drink any form of Tea (Red, Black, White, Green) this will block the effects of Indigo-3G.
7. Don't take any concentrated forms of greens like Superfood, etc.
8. You don't need to take a fat burner while using Indigo-3G
9. Start saving money up now because you'll need to buy new clothes
10. Enjoy the ride...you'll want to just keep going, but be aware of how your body is feeling. A lot of us learned early on that Indigo-3G allows us to just keep going and we did, but then we fried our CNS. We have all since learned to take a break from time to time and do some Neural recharging type workouts.
11. Ask lots of questions over in the LiveSpill.
12. (like BiP says) Get lots of good quality sleep.
13. (like BiP says) Use Neural Charge workouts - you could devote one day a week to them, doing 1 or 2, or once every could of months do an entire week of NC only, or neural charge and high frequency strength work
14. (like BiP says and I totally agree) Drink 1-2 scoops Power Drive post workout, especially after NC workouts. Very good for neural recovery

Oh yeah...BTW

15. (Worth mentioning again) There is a guy on Indigo that you have to be leery of, especially be careful when you open up his log, he goes by Hip Scar. He seems like a nice enough person, nothing really abnormal about him except well ... he takes a lot of 'black box' pictures. Make sure you're in a location that other people cannot view your screen.

16. Oh yes...fruit...only eat it early in the morning's.
17. Drop all forms of 'fruit' juices. Full of sugar's.

Come over to the daily Live Coaching lab as there is a ton of amazing information shared every day; along with the the information we tend to spill lots of antics, razzing general harassment of our fellow teammates...all in good fun.

Again, welcome to the 'ohana'; with your starting base I look forward to following your progress and see just how far you can take Indigo.

Tunya

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apdavies1
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2008
Posts: 17

Hi Tunya,
Thank you for the detailed (and speedy) post. I've been keeping relatively up to date with most of the livespills, just had to wait for enough finances to go at it properly. Thank you for the tips about not taxing the CNS too much especially; must be difficult to stop yourself training when you feel you can always do more.

Is it worth posting a bit about training/background and lifts? Or just get on with it?

Appreciate the help and welcome message.

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Chris Shugart
Director of Content

Join date: Oct 2002
Posts: 17341

Welcome!

We'll be checking in on your log, but if you have any specific questions for Christian Thibaudeau and I, drop them into the daily Live Coaching Training Lab on the front page of TNation. Or you can access the Coaching Lab here: http://www.t-nation.com/.../indigo-project

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HawaiiTunya
Level 10

Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4689

apdavies1 wrote:
Hi Tunya,
Thank you for the detailed (and speedy) post. I've been keeping relatively up to date with most of the livespills, just had to wait for enough finances to go at it properly. Thank you for the tips about not taxing the CNS too much especially; must be difficult to stop yourself training when you feel you can always do more.

Is it worth posting a bit about training/background and lifts? Or just get on with it?

Appreciate the help and welcome message.

This is your journal, post what you like. With that being said, not sure about my team members, but I like knowing background about a person. This way if you have any questions, we have a little history to work with.

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apdavies1
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2008
Posts: 17

Will be completing week 2 of "Indigo training" Wednesday of this week. Not usually quick to write on forums, but have done plenty of reading on all livespills, and thought I should share a little just to back up Indigo (not that it needs it).

Before I started I was not skeptical, but had my reservations, I loved all Biotest supps I've used previously, so figured it must work, but as well as some suggested? Surely not THAT good.

I can safely say that (even though only having been on it for 2 weeks) this stuff is awesome.

Body composition: hasn't changed a huge amount (small weight fluctuations-so upped carbs straight away).
Pumps: ridiculous
Fat levels: only 2 weeks, went home and within 13 days, friends thought I looked a whole lot leaner.
Vascularity: I have more veins in my upper arms.
Work Capacity: this is the most important part for me. I train 2-3 times a day, 5 days a week, and then once or twice the other days. I perform workouts based upon the HP Mass, plenty of upperand lower pressing, assistance work if needed, neural charge wokrouts, prowler work, the lot.
I came to the realization the other day that I couldn't train "hard enough". I treated myself to some bicep isolation work in the evening after a good pressing day, and before I knew it an hour had passed, my pump was huge, but I felt as though I was at the very start of the workout. I had to drag myself out. I was performing ab work and jumps in-between, pretty much non-stop for 60 mins.

I actually found myself "bored" of my old training style: it wasn't fast paced or hard enough. I added more active recovery, and extra eccentric-less session most days, more pressing etc.

I'll definately start to be active on the livespill coaching forum, as have questions blah blah blah.

Basically, off-season for rugby has started, looking to put on some lean mass (aren't we all), and at this rate I'll be lifting more (trainingn weights are UP of course), running faster (I figure all this jumping and added fat loss will help), all at a heavier weight (up 3kg in 10 days). Also, CARBS. I. LOVE. CARBS.

Thank you for Indigo.

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hawkins14
Level 5

Join date: Jul 2011
Posts: 89

Would like to see some pics Apdavies. See where your training a taking you

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