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Alex.V
02-19-2012, 01:05 PM
A few weeks on Results (as I've started my cycling/Ironman training), and I have to say... I have been fairly well blown away. Didn't notice much of a difference in the first week or two, but after running through a few tough workouts that would normally crush me, I've got the following examples of things I wasn't expecting:

- My deadlift is climbing, my squat is moving past my old PRs, and overall workout quality has been outstanding. Strength is up across the board, soreness is remarkably absent. I used to have constant posterior chain soreness from the cycling (combined with deadlifting), but that's gone.

- Cycling workouts have been phenomenal. 60 miles into my ride yesterday, I hit some repeats on a short mountain road that's an 18% grade. For non-cyclists, this is known as severe pain, especially if you're not a 120 pound climbing specialist. After a total of a mile and a half of repeats, I finished off with another 30 miles straight- with no slowing of splits. That is an order of magnitude beyond my normal work capacity. Think of that as doing a few sets of 20 rep squats to complete failure, then doing a full regular squat workout before running home.

- Recovery is stellar. I'm running four or five days a week now at a good pace, but not feeling the usual lethargy in my legs that I usually do when I up the volume that much.

So far so good... I haven't ALWAYS been the biggest believer in some of the ingredients (though this has changed lately), but I'll be damned if I'm not being pretty much blown away. I should not be able to do a 90 mile, brutal bike then early the next morning go into the gym and do high rep reverse band squats with over 500 pounds total weight.

chris mason
02-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Great stuff Alex! It is no wonder drug, but RESULTS IS one of the few supplements on the market that can make a noticeable difference in your training.

Alex.V
02-20-2012, 01:58 PM
Wonder drug, certainly not. But I've been around long enough to know when I'm being hit with expensive placebo and when something's actually having a measurable impact. I think it's doubly magnified given the nature of the workouts I'm doing.