For the last year and a half I’ve struggled with the ‘to supplement or not to supplement’ battle. For the last year I’ve really focused on a clean diet and consistent training. While you can make some GREAT gains, you reach a point of greed where you want more.
I’ve heard alot of AdvoCare being thrown around the last few months. I priced it out, and thought ‘that can’t possible be worth it’ Well, I made the commitment to train for sectionals this year, and with that I decided to take the plunge into Advocare. I posted a few days ago about the amazing weight loss I saw, well I have an amazing performance story for you today.
Yesterday I woke up, ate breakfast, and checked the main page wod to see what was on the docket. HEAVY DEADS…185LBS and a shit ton of pullups. My stomach immediately dropped, and I knew I had to do it. I figured it would also be a perfect time to experiment with Advocare. An hour before the wod I took 02gold, 30min before the wod I took Arginine and 10 min before I took catalyst.
Now keep in mind, heavy is my weakness (i know that sounds funny, but its true). I looked at the 185lb deads and wanted to cry, this wod was going to take me FOREVER. I made a deal with myself, just finish the wod so you know that mentally you can do 185 in a high..ish rep wod. 3…2…1..GO!
I head into the first 15 having already decided to break them into 5’s, I would have to to survive the wod. 5 done, not so bad, 10 sec break and into the next 5, still not bad. 5 second break and into the last 5.
I headed into the pullups, breaking them into 10 at a time, getting through all 50 fairl quickly. I look at the clock, under four!?!?! that didn’t’ seem right, but I head into the 12 deads, no plan this time.
I reach 5…feel pretty good so I do 6…then 7…and then my head freaks out!!! You can’t do this many, you have to stop, you’re going to get hurt. So I do, 5 second break and finish the last 5.
Onto the 40 pullups, again breaking them into sets of 10. I drop from the last set, I’m under 7…HOLY CRAP! Something’s not right, I’m going to crash…and soon.
Going into the 9 reps I smash through 5, take a quick break and back for the last 4. Onto pullups planning on breaking them into 10’s, but my grip is starting to go. I’m not tired, I’m not in pain, I just cant’ hold onto the damn bar.
I finsih the 30th pullup and back into the deads. 3 reps, quick break and another 3. Back to the bar.
Into the set of 20 I go…5 in and I feel it…FUCK…my palm rips raw. I shake it off and finish the rest in sets of 5.
Back for my final 3 deads….YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME….my hand rips again.
Back to the bar for the final 10 pullups…4…then 3 then 3
15 Deadlifts (185lbs)
My goal was to finish and I had blown that out of the water. The 02Gold and Arginine had made me feel like superwoman. As I told my coach, I felt like I could have run through a wall or two. I will never doubt the enhancement that supplements can bring to a wod.