With the urging of a few others here on this site, I’ve decided to post my results and future comparisons of Biotest products on this board. I decided about 6 months back that I was going to take a full dose of Carbolin 19 for the full 3 months and totally chart my performance to see if the supplement in fact was truth or myth.
My fascination with Carbolin 19 was the fact that you could make steroidal type gains while decreasing body fat. This was especially positive for me being that I have more than a few pounds to shed, but being a Powerlifter, I needed to be able to retain and gain strength while trying to shed this fat.
To start off, I should state some of the controlling variables. First, my food intake was going to be set around the 3000-4000 calorie a day mark which is pretty low for my starting weight of 297. My daily supplement intake consists of 6 tabs of Flameout, 3 tabs of REZ-V, Multi-V, BCAA’s, and Creatine or NO2/Creatine products. I drink 48 ounces of Cytomax during my workout, take a full serving of Muscle Milk Collegiate post workout, and drink 3-4 sefvings of Muscle Milk throughout the day. I also sleep between 7-8 hrs every day.
My Carbolin 19 trial lasted nearly 6 months. It initially was going to be a 3 month trial, but I was liking where it was going and decided to do another 3 months. During this trial, my workouts felt good…I wasn’t setting wild PR’s or anything, but I also wasn’t missing many workouts either due to over-training or sickness.
My appetite, as others have noted, seemed to increase, but I kept to my daily intake of 3000-4000 Kcals daily. Visually, I didn’t think that I was loosing too much fat, but I did seem to add some muscle. After the 6 months of the experiment, my weight increased 12 lbs and my BF% dropped 2%. I was pretty impressed with the results, especially since I really didn’t “feel” much going on differently from my training.
The last month though of my Carbolin 19 experience, I decided that I wanted to in fact start “feeling” more with my training, but still have the same goal in mind which is to drop body fat, and ultimately about 35 lbs of weight while trying to maintain strength. I’m keeping my intake the same, the only difference this time with my study will be the addition of Alpha Male instead of the Carbolin 19.
I’ve actually been on the Alpha Male now for 2 weeks, taking only the minimum dosage of 4 tabs per day. My initial feelings are a much stronger drive, both in the gym and in the bed. The recovery so far doesn’t seem much different. I thought there was going to be a bigger hunger increase as well as an initial strength increase, but there hasn’t been much, so starting next week, I will be increasing the dosage to the max of 6tabs a day, 5 on 2 off. I will report finding as I go along, and I will plan to take the Alpha Male for 3 months to start.
My studies will not stop here. I plan to start a Surge experiment as well next week. I will be taking Surge instead of my workout Cytomax servings and post workout Muscle MIlk Collegiate serving. I’m going to take 1.5 servings for my workout and then 2 servings for my post workout recovery.
I also will be taking a look at BETA-7 vs Creatine, and then comparing both results with both Creatine and BETA-7 together.
This should take most of the year to compare results with the above mentioned products, but I’m also considering taking Methoxy-7 for a period of time as well, and I may do a comparison of Spike Shooters and Caffeine-Free Spike.
I’m open to thoughts, so if there are some that think I should try something out, I’m more than willing to look into it.