Beautiful thanks for the candidness. You know, I remmber ibodybuilder (anaconda) & indigo & built for bad there was a lot of language on being able to train more and more and get incredible gains, so long as intraworkout taken care of.
I get it, there's marketing/busines but it is good to see your honest perspective. Those programs might be viewed as "shock" or blitz cycles and certainly had value in pushing people to lift more, and with more intensity focus (myself included) so cant fault there.
What do you think of coffee? I've had caffeine (200mg-400mg generally, coffee or brain candy) daily for the last 3 years literally, maybe a few off days. I'm still functioning, mentally sharp, and get decent enough workouts.
Should this be cause for concern (cortisol)? Do i have to force myself to not use stimulants? Waking up in the morning, downing some water, and then coffee and brain candy makes me highly productive and I don't want to wean off that if possible...unless its messing up my physiology...