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BeastMode247
03-20-13, 2:51 pm
Just started my cycle of "Project Stak," I'm going to be using it to attempt to gain strength while losing body fat and maybe compete next year in a powerlifting meet. My current body weight is 320 with 20% body fat look to get down to 308 or less and with 15% body fat.

Currently, my split is one I took out of the MetroFlex Power building Basics called Limit Strength Programs.
My current best are 450 bench 600 squat and 500 deadlift all raw lifts. I am looking to add at least 50 pounds or more to all of my lifts.

Here is my stak:

Animal pack
Project Stak
Six Star protein from the local walmart

Here is my current workout schedule:

Monday- Bench and accessory
Tuesday – Squat and accessory
Wednesday- Off
Thursday – Bench Accessory and Cardio
Friday – Deadlift and accessory
Saturday - Off
Sunday – Off

Overall my diet is pretty good and im in good health to. I will keep updates on my progress and hopefully day by day logs to.

BeastMode247
03-20-13, 3:11 pm
Before workout I took Project Stak and a scoop of protein
15 min cardio
Bench Press Pause 4sets 3reps each set
285, 305, 315, 335

Touch and go 1set 5reps
315

Super Wide grip Bench Press 2sets 6reps
275

Dead Bench (1 min rest) 4sets 1rep
315

Dumbell Flys 3sets 8reps
55 pounds

Front raises 3sets 3reps
60 barbell

Hammer Curls 4sets 8reps
45,45 dumbells 90,90 barbell

Cable Face Pulls 4sets reps 20,15,19,8
25,35,45,55

Dips 3sets reps 8,8,5
Body weight, Body weight and added 25 pound

Iso Abs
1min for 3 sets

After workout scoop of protein
Workout went good to early to determind if the project stak help me throught my workout.

BeastMode247
03-20-13, 3:20 pm
Woke up this morning filling great. Not as sore as i would fill after a heavy bench day. Project Stak could be helping me with my recovery. Tonight Squats hell yeah!!!!

Kowboy
03-20-13, 3:27 pm
subbed

BeastMode247
03-21-13, 2:41 pm
Before Workout: 1 Scoop of Protein with water, Project Stak

15 min warm up
Squats with (1min rest between sets)
5 sets for 5 reps
425
Pause Squats
2 sets for 6 reps
315
One Leg Deadlift
4 sets for 10 reps each leg
55 dumbells
Crunche Machine
3 sets with 35 pound plate for 20,15,10 reps
Plate Twists
3 sets with 25 pound plate for 10 reps

After Workout: 1 scoop of Protein with water

Summary: Workout went good had a little more energy going in to the workout. Soreness was a minimum for yesterday and I felt like I had a little more in the tank after my workout.

BeastMode247
03-21-13, 2:52 pm
Woke up a little sore but recovery time has increased with taking Project Stak. The day after squats I fill like my legs are going to fall off. Project Stak must be helping me with the recovery time so that’s good. It’s my day off today so I took a Project Stak in the Morning after Breakfast. Will see how I fill tomorrow going into a somewhat lite bench day.

J-Dawg
03-21-13, 5:48 pm
Subbed for this BM. Some solid workouts in here already!

I noticed you mentioned you're thinking of competing in a powerlifting meet next year. My best advice, and advice that was previously given to me by one of our mentor's here--Henri Skiba, was to just go for it! It's really worth doing a meet b/c you learn so much during the prep for the meet and on the day of the meet. It's something that you won't know until you experience it firsthand. I was very hesitant on doing one that first time but I'm happy I took up Skiba on his advice. I learned so much that first time and used it to continuously progress. I say go for it! You'll have a whole crew here rooting for you and who can also help guide you along the way.

BeastMode247
03-25-13, 7:33 pm
Project Stak: So far project stak has increased my recovery time; I have more energy during my workouts. I also fill like my muscles are going too exploded after each workout.

BeastMode247
03-26-13, 11:56 am
Before Workout: Project Stak and Protein with water

Cardio: HIIT 15 min

Close Grip Bench Press:
285 2sets 7reps I had a little more in the tank so I went on to do one more set 325 w/sling shot for 5 reps.

One Arm Dumbbell Press:
100 for 6reps 110 for 4reps 120 for 4reps

Overhead Rack Press:
135 for 10reps 185 for 8reps 2sets of 215 for 8reps each set

Bent Over Fly’s:
35 dumbbells 3sets 12reps

Andy Bolton Lawnmowers:
55 dumbbells 3sets 5reps

Bicep Curls W/ Ez barbell:
95 barbell 3sets 10reps

Hanging Leg Raises (Knees to Chest):
Bodyweight 3sets 12reps

Hanging Leg Raises W/Straight Legs:
Bodyweight 3sets 9reps

Dips: 2sets of my own Bodyweight for 8reps each set then added a 25 and 50 pounds for 2 more sets 4reps each set.

After Workout: Protein with water

BeastMode247
03-26-13, 12:07 pm
Project Stak is finally kicked in. Filling stronger each set and each rep. I can workout longer with no problem and push more weight without worrying about it being heavy.

BeastMode247
03-26-13, 3:09 pm
Before Workout: Project Stak and Protein w/water

Explosive Squat's (rest 45 seconds between sets):
315 6 sets 2 reps

Heavy Deadlifts:
325 2 reps 385 2 reps

Speed Deadlifts:
315 8 sets 3 reps

Shrugs:
315 3 sets 15 reps

Stiff Leg Deadlifts (on plate):
185 3 sets 8 reps

Spead Eagle Sit Ups:
Bodyweight plus 10 pound plate 3 sets 8 reps

After Workout: Protein w/water

BeastMode247
03-26-13, 3:13 pm
Heavy bench on tuesday. Cant wait to see the out come!

BeastMode247
03-28-13, 4:44 pm
Well bench didn’t go like I wanted it to. I tweak my right shoulder a little but no pain that’s good. I think I need to find a better warm up instead of band pull apart and 15 min for cardio before bench. So if anyone has some good warm up tips before a bench work leave a post or just commit on this post.

Befor workout supplments: project stak with protein

Pause Bench Press w/ one rep paused and two touch and go reps right after:
324 for 3 reps 343 for 3 reps w/sling shot 356 for 3 reps w/sling shot

Touch and Go:
311 for 6reps

Wide Grip Bench Press:
280 2sets 6reps

Dead Bench Press:
325 4sets 1rep

Dumbell Flys on Machine:
100 for 15reps 150 for 10reps 200 for 10reps

Front Raises w/barbell:
65 for 5reps 2sets of 85 for 5reps

Hammer Curls w/55 pound dumbbells:
55 3sets 6reps

Iso Ab's:
1 minute for 3 sets

After workout supplements: protein

BeastMode247
03-28-13, 4:55 pm
Squats went good but shoulder was still a little sore from yesterday.

Before workout supplements: Project Stak and Protein

Squats w/1 minute rest time between sets:
430 5sets 5reps

Pause Squat's:
315 2sets 6reps

One Leg Deadlift on Smith Machine:
135 1set 10reps

GHR:
10reps w/bodyweight 10reps w/a 25pound plate 10reps w/a 45pound plate

Plate Twist:
25 pound plate 2set 10reps

Seated Calf Raises:
55 4sets 30reps

After workout supplements: Protein

J-Dawg
03-28-13, 6:10 pm
Well bench didn’t go like I wanted it to. I tweak my right shoulder a little but no pain that’s good. I think I need to find a better warm up instead of band pull apart and 15 min for cardio before bench. So if anyone has some good warm up tips before a bench work leave a post or just commit on this post.

Befor workout supplments: project stak with protein

Pause Bench Press w/ one rep paused and two touch and go reps right after:
324 for 3 reps 343 for 3 reps w/sling shot 356 for 3 reps w/sling shot

Touch and Go:
311 for 6reps

Wide Grip Bench Press:
280 2sets 6reps

Dead Bench Press:
325 4sets 1rep

Dumbell Flys on Machine:
100 for 15reps 150 for 10reps 200 for 10reps

Front Raises w/barbell:
65 for 5reps 2sets of 85 for 5reps

Hammer Curls w/55 pound dumbbells:
55 3sets 6reps

Iso Ab's:
1 minute for 3 sets

After workout supplements: protein

After warming up with the pull aparts, do you begin benching lightly--bar for a few sets and gradually move up to the larger weights?

Cool band pull apart vid: http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/band-pull-apart-super-series-for-healthy-shoulders/

BeastMode247
03-29-13, 12:42 pm
After warming up with the pull aparts, do you begin benching lightly--bar for a few sets and gradually move up to the larger weights?

Cool band pull apart vid: http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/band-pull-apart-super-series-for-healthy-shoulders/



I do begin with a light benching and it dont seem to work for me. ill check out the article! thanks

BeastMode247
03-29-13, 12:54 pm
I do begin with a light benching and it dont seem to work for me. ill check out the article! thanks

Good article I use the same warm up for all my chest workouts. I should start doing it before and the day after my chest workouts, maybe that would help with the soreness and prevent me from tweaking out my shoulders.

BeastMode247
03-29-13, 1:03 pm
Before Workout Supplements: Project Stak and Protein

Close Grip Bench:
295 2sets 8reps warm up w/ bar,135,225

Military Press (top of head):
225 2sets 8reps warm up w/ bar,135

John Meadows Rows:
45 for 10reps 90 for 10reps 135 for 6reps

Bicep Curls (EZ Curl Bar):
100 3sets 10 reps

Leg raises (knees to chest):
3 sets 12reps

Leg raises (straight up):
3sets 9reps

Dips:
BW 3sets 10reps

After Workout Supplements: Protein

BeastMode247
04-02-13, 4:35 pm
Took a couple of days off for easter vaction but looking to get back in the gym today. I have to finish off my week three deadlifts.

BeastMode247
04-03-13, 12:57 pm
Before Workout: Project Stak and Protein w/water

Explosive Squat's (rest 45 seconds between sets):
315 6 sets 2 reps

Heavy Deadlifts:
335 2 reps 405 2 reps

Speed Deadlifts:
315 8 sets 3 reps

Shrugs:
335 3 sets 8reps

Stiff Leg Deadlifts (on plate):
205 3 sets 8 reps

Face Pulls On Cable Machine: 45lbs 3sets 10reps 25lbs 1set burnout

Crunches On Machine: 2sets 10reps 1set burnout

After Workout: Protein w/water

BeastMode247
04-03-13, 1:08 pm
Deload week finally! Man this new workout plan been kicking my butt. It's good to have a lite week.

J-Dawg
04-09-13, 5:31 pm
Good article I use the same warm up for all my chest workouts. I should start doing it before and the day after my chest workouts, maybe that would help with the soreness and prevent me from tweaking out my shoulders.

Yep--That can definitely make a difference for ya. Helps draw blood into those hard to reach areas for recovery and joint mobility.

J-Dawg
04-09-13, 5:32 pm
When you have your final thoughts ready to go, can you post 'em up here? http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?40724-ATTN-Project-Stak-ATP-Final-Feedback-Thread

Curious to hear how Project Stak went for ya over the long haul.

BeastMode247
04-10-13, 3:54 pm
Before Workout Supplements: Project Stak with Protein Shake

Bench Press Paused
300 3sets 1 rep
Bench Touch and go
225 1set 6reps
Wide Grip Bench Press
250 2sets 6reps
Dumbbell fly
60 2sets 5reps
Front Raises
50 2sets 4reps
Hammer Curls
55 2sets 5reps
Iso Prone Abs
1 minute 2sets
Side Iso Abs (right and left)
1 minute

After Workout Supplements: Protein Shake

BeastMode247
04-10-13, 3:58 pm
Before Workout Supplements: Project Stak with Protein Shake

Squat
405 2sets 2reps
Squats (90 second rest)
300 3sets 3reps
Olympic Pause Squats
280 2sets 2reps
One Leg DL
60 2sets 3reps
Side Bends
60's 2sets 6reps each side
Plate Twists
25lbs 2sets 10reps

After Workout Supplements: Protein Shake

BeastMode247
04-10-13, 4:18 pm
Before Workout Supplements: Project Stak with Protein Shake

Close Grip Bench Press:
Warm up with bar, 135 20reps, 185 15reps, 225 10reps, 265 6reps, 315 w/sling shot 6reps
365 w/sling shot 2reps
Military Press:
135 10reps 185 10reps 205 10reps
Behind The Head Press:
135 4sets 10reps
Dumbbell Curls:
25lbsDB 10reps 35lbsDB 10reps 45lbsDB 6reps 55lbsDB 5reps
Reverse Grips Barbell Curls:
60lbs 3sets 10reps 90 1set 10reps 110lbs 1set 5reps
Single Arm Preacher Curls on Machine:
4sets of Heavy weight 10reps each sets
Dips:
3sets 10reps Bodyweight 1set 10reps BW+45lbs 1set 2reps BW+90lbs

After Workout Supplement: Protein Shake

BeastMode247
04-10-13, 5:02 pm
Each can will have 21 packs, which is one full cycle. We also ask that upon receiving Project Stak that you begin taking immediately. Upon finishing Project Stak, we will have a set of basic questions that we'll need you to follow up with. Please keep these in mind throughout the testing process so that you can assess everything fully….

--Monitor how it affects the main lifts.

Did you increase your weight in any of these lifts while on Project Stak? If training for reps, did you experience any increase in reps?

• Bench-Reps increased and heavy weight seemed easier to move. Did the weight of my bench increase not sure with my training split haven’t got to that part of the training yet.

• Squat- Same as the bench commit

• Deadlift- Same as the bench commit

• A one thing I did get stronger in is all my Assistance Exercises have gone up quit a bite

Starting Bodyweight:
320
Ending Bodyweight:
308 so I lost a couple of pounds during the cycle. That’s a plus for me.

Body Fat % before Project Stak:
24%
Body Fat % after Project Stak:
20%

Recovery Time: The recovery time during Project Stak cycle was freak in amazing. SORENESS NO MORE HAHA! It was like I could workout back to back days but I like to take day off between my training cycles.

I did notices some increase in libido but not much.

I did not experience any reduction fatigue.

Summary Of Project Stak:

Great product overall for losing weight, gaining strength, but lacks the energy boost. If I was to do something different about the product is add some type of caffeine product to it and some BCAA to. This would make this an elite pre-workout supplement on the market. J-Dawg thanks for giving me the chance to preview your supplement line and hope to keep in touch via-email and maybe be apart animal team one day. So this is BeastMode 247 signing out.