A friend of mine is a Level 1 BioSignature Practitioner and I first took my skin fold profile with him this past summer. I’ve PERSONALLY seen an 8% drop in body fat in about 12 weeks with very little supplementation—and I compromised no muscle or strength gains. In fact, I increased my lean mass by ~5 lbs and over that time span while continuously hitting PRs in the gym.
The initial assessment is worth it. I don’t use Poliquin Supplements because I don’t have the money for it but I have found excellent results simply increasing certain nutrient deficiencies. For instance, the accumulation of fat on your pec site (at least relative to your triceps) is an indication of poor testosterone levels and could very well be due to a zinc deficiency which I have found to be quite common (as well as quite easy to fix).
Additionally, the accumulation of fat around your mid-section is an indication of high cortisol and potentially poor carbohydrate maintenance.
I will tell you this: one of the FIRST recomendations a BioSig Practitioner will tell you to do is to lose the Pre-Worjout carbs. They increase the release of seratonin (the feel-good hormone) into the blood stream and will lead to poor neurotransmitter function and thus decreased perfomance (especially in a sport such as the O-lifts).
It is also possible that your diet is TOO clean if that makes any sense. If you have been on the Anabolic Diet for a couple months with minimal cheats then your progress could very well be stalled by a lack of carbohydrates. Carbs are not inherently bad… you just have to earn them. And by the sounds of it you work your ass off in the gym, and train consistently. So your body is going to need a carb-up every now and then outside the post-workout window to replenish glycogen stores.
This of course should be a controlled carb-up for a competitive athlete. Most of Poliquin’s athletes are on a 4:1 Low:High Carb cycle. But these are athletes already at or under 10% BF. His suggestion is to use a refeed MEAL every 5 days until you’ve reached ~10% at which point an entire day is warranted.
Overall, BioSig will be worth it and the initial consult itself should probably get you to sub-10%. Then you can dial in your supplementation to get super lean. [/quote]
thanks a lot for sharing your experience with me, i have booked an appointment for Wednesday this week and will share what i learn. I have a Competition this weekend so ill start making the changes suggested by the practitioner immediately after. The national championships are just over 7 weeks away and i should think that would be enough time to gauge at least some progress