I have my own DNP log that I’ve been waiting to post. Here it is:
Goal: See abs for the first time in life without losing a ton of muscle cutting for months.
If I succeed, I am hoping I won’t put the fat back on mostly because I have stabilized at the bodyfat I’m at now, so if get lower I might be able to stabilize at that point as well. The increased carb tolerance of being leaner will help too. I could be totally wrong that this is going to work, but I’ll keep you guys updated.
5’8 205, 12-14% BF.
I was kind of torn with the diet. Many places said to eat a iso diet, but I find it really hard to associate carbs with cutting. I ate the carbs anyways because some say it is dangerous to go low carb while on DNP. I can certainly see how they could be right. I also ate a lot more fruit. No junk food or cheat meals at all. I mean it’s a short DNP cycle how could I justify cheating lol.
Genuine Health Abs+ (CLA & EGCG)
Albuterol @ 8mg/day.
Day 1-3 250mg
Feeling a little bit sweaty. No change in workouts. Dumps are about half way there to diarrhea, and I am going to stop the cycle if I actually get diarrhea because of the unsafe water loss.
Day 4 500mg
For some reason temperature is feeling normal. Maybe because it’s chilly out and I would normally be wearing warmer clothing? Anyways, I increased the dose today.
Huge decrease in strength at the gym. I went to do some DB benching and I couldn’t even lift the DB’s off the rack lol.
Eyes were sore before bed. It had me worried about the cataracts thing, but it was gone in the morning.
Had a very bad sleep, but this might be contributed to the fact that I am taking Lunesta right now, but I skipped the dose because I didn’t want to be to drowsy while on the DNP.
Day 5 250 mg
Felt very shitty when I woke up. Muscles feel extremely weak. My appetite is non-existant. This could be due to becoming dehydrated overnight.
OK, got some food and water in me. Feeling much better!
Since I have work tommorrow, and there’s no way I want to go if I feel like this, I am going to decrease the dose today.
I’m still wondering where all the heat is! I thought it was going to feel like I was in a jungle.
Lost 2 inches in the waist so far. Looks like I can start wearing some of my old jeans.
I wouldn’t say I’m happy with the DNP cycle so far, because it feels like I’ve lost a ton of muscle. I won’t say for sure until after I’ve carbed up when I’m done.
Day 6 500mg
Back up to 500mg today because I felt pretty good. Not going to workout though. I just can’t lift enough to do anything for my muscles anyways.
Day 7 250mg
Worst day so far. I didn’t sleep at all last night because my Lunesta stopped working. Also had a bleeding nose twice.
I’m glad it’s my last day. DNP should still be in me tommorrow so I’m not going to carb up until Friday.
Day 8 0mg
Felt pretty much back to normal today, but when I went to go do my workout, my bench was still down 40 pounds etc. If it doesn’t go back up within a couple days I would say my DNP cycle was a failure.
Day 9 0mg
OK, in a last drastic attempt to get my strength back, I’m going to do the biggest cheat day of my life for a carb up.
Two 12" subs for lunch, pizza for dinner, blizzard for dessert.
Went to the gym…I’M BACK BABY!!
Not only is my strength back, I increased!! It was arms day so we’ll see what my max strengh is like on deadlifts tommorrow, but if it’s anything like todays workout, it wil be great.
Overall lost 5 pounds and 2 inches on waist!
2 week later update & conclusion:
Waist is still about 1 inch smaller, but that wouldn’t have been hard to do with diet alone. I’m not sure if I am going to use DNP again or not. I hated the strength loss and ability to only do one or two sets while on it. I only was only taking it for 7 days, I couldn’t imagine being on for 14…or 20. You would for sure lose some serious muscle being on it for 20 days in my opinion.