Well im only recently become a BARR fan… and his stuff is fairly mind blowing at times.
Without further ado:
- Cycle Stimulants: Get Bigger
Stimulants are one of the best ways to increase your strength in the gym, whether you’re bulking or not. This means that regardless of what training phase you’re in (recovery phase excepted), popping some Spike or a little caffeine before your workout will help ensure that the weights you move will be heavier than your last workout. (Keep in mind that while not the primary ingredient, Spike does contain some caffeine.)
Couple this with the gains that come from bulking and you get an incredibly powerful effect.
While caffeine is the most commonly used drug on the planet, it has somehow remained the most underrated performance enhancing drug available. Some of the often overlooked effects include:
Increased energy (duh) Increased muscle strength Increased muscle endurance Increased mental performance Improved concentration Increased bodyfat utilization Muscle sparing while dieting
On top of all of this, caffeine is legal to purchase and use*, it’s readily available, and incredibly cheap (unless of course you prefer the Starbucks variety, in which case you’ll need a credit check and co-signer prior to getting your “fix on.”)!
Okay, so this information is really nothing new. But if everyone knows this, then why are so few people taking advantage of the benefits? One of the most obvious reasons is that people consume far too much caffeine in their daily lives to get the optimal training effect. Further, many people have these caffeinated drinks so engrained in their lives that they’re unwilling to forego them or pursue de-caffeinated alternatives.
As a side tip for improved body composition and performance, stop regularly drinking caffeinated coffee, tea**, and Cola. This also applies to students and those who can benefit from the mental performance enhancement effects.
That way, when you need a big stimulant boost, it’ll be optimal for the task.
A sample plan based on a 12-week bulking cycle could look like this:
Weeks 1-2: 1 mg caffeine per pound bodyweightï¿½?ï¿½ Weeks 5-6: 1 mg caffeine per pound bodyweight Week 7: 1.2 mg caffeine per pound of bodyweight Week 8: 1.4 mg caffeine per pound of bodyweight
(It should be noted that the maximum dose of 1.8mg/lb is never reached.)
But let’s be realistic. We can always have too much of a good thing. Using stimulants for too long might result in our desensitization to the effects, meaning that we’d have to take more and more just to see the same effect.
Of course this is an undesirable situation and should be avoided. This is particularly true when you consider that one of the best times to use stimulants is immediately after a bulking phase, because this helps keep the weights high as the calories come down. Regardless, the boys in the Biotest lab have told me that the effects of Spike don’t downgrade over time. If that’s true, that’s pretty impressive.
Im just gonna be crazy enough to try this rofl ^^
That is a fucking SHEDLOAD of caffiene though o.0
210mg of caffiene MAN triple expresso or something it think
fuck me thats gonna hit hard