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Pre-Stacked Packs.
Each Animal can is packed with key nutrients. So what you get are complete formulas with multiple stacks built right in. For instance, Animal Pak isnt just a power multiyou also get aminos, electrolytes, antioxidants, EFAs, performance nutrients and more. With Animal, you get it all. So theres no wasted money, no having to buy different supplements, and no worries about dosages.

Time-Released Doses.
Each ingredient has been specially formulated into unique pills for maximum release and absorption. Those ingredients which need to get utilized quickly come in fast-dissolving capsules. Factors such as tablet coating thickness, tablet size, tablet shape, and even tablet density have been manipulated for maximum time-released results. Result? Your body gets what it needs at the right time. No sooner, no later.

Animal. The One And Only.


Nothing gets in the way of training--not rain, girlfriends, or a flat tire. Being an Animal is more than just training. Being an Animal is a way of life. Its what we know. Its what you understand. For nearly twenty-five years, Animal packs have been found in the gym bags, lockers and kitchens of lifters all over the world including Mr. Olympia champions, world powerlifting record-holders, Olympic gold medalists, and, yeah, regular lifters. Why? Because Animal gives you everything you need, and nothing you dont. No nonsense, no bullshit. In a world full of hype and gimmicks, we promise real results and actually back it up with a full 100% product guarantee. With Animal, you get the confidence of this promise and a proven track record. After all, Animal has stood the toughest test of all, the test of time. So when youre ready for the next level, turn to the original hardcore training packs. Animal. The one and only, since 1983.

No Guesswork. No Mess.
In short, every Animal product delivers all the right combinations of ingredients, at the right time, in the right amounts. Pre-stacked, time-released, and specially formulated. Each pack contains up to 50 different ingredients which work together to produce the results youre looking for. In other words, you get everything you need, nothing you dont. All you have to do is take a pack or two. Shit, it doesnt get any easier than that, does it?

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No Bullshit.
No fancy packaging. Just hard-working. No nonsense. Just like you. With Animal, you get what you pay for: Tough supplements that come in heavy-duty cans meant to take some abuse. Each dose comes individually packaged in clear plastic, so what you see is what you get. Whenever you need it. Wherever you train. Itll be there. Just drop a pack or two in your pocket or bag and hit the weights.

Customizable.
The different Animal pack products have been designed to work together. Theyre stackable. You can combine them depending on your individual goals. The right combo will help you gain size in the off-season, get stronger and blast through plateaus, or just give you that shredded physique youve always wanted. Start with the Animal Pak, the foundation, and work the other Animal supplements in as you need them.

Animal Ironclad Guarantee


We stand behind every Animal pack we make. This is our commitment to you. If any of our packs have not met with your tough requirements for any reason let us know and well take care of it for ya. No bullshit. Call us at 800.872.0101 for more info about our industry-leading guarantee. We know how hard you work for your money. And you deserve supplements that work just as hard as you do. Thats what we believe.

Every day you train is judgment day. Each rep, each plate matters. You dont make time for talk. All you care about is moving weight. Nothing else. This is hardcore. This is Animal. Can you handle it?

Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.


Animal Pak: The Ultimate Training Pack 800.872.0101 www.animalpak.com

I have been lifting weights for fifteen years, and most of that time was spent training as a natural powerlifter. Ive experimented with hundreds of supplements over the years, some good, some worthless. But the best supplement Ive ever come across is Animal Pak. Ive been using Animal Pak since I started as a powerlifter. It was and still is the foundation upon which I rest my nutritional regimen. Fancy supplements come and go, but the basics stay the same. The Animal Pak is king. M.Palmieri, Las Vegas
Since 1983, Animal Pak has been helping competitive bodybuilders get the most out of their rigorous training routines by providing the nutrition they need. For over two decades, serious bodybuilders and powerlifters have made Animal Pak the #1 selling training pack in the world. In fact, more competitive bodybuilders have cut their teeth on the Animal Pak than any other bodybuilding supplement in history. Why? Simple. Animal Pak gets the job done. It works, the first time and every time. For more than twenty years, Animal Pak has withstood the most rigorous test of all... The test of time. Nature, in all her ingenuity, has designed the human body as the ultimate training machine. Since the dawn of mankind, our bodies have changed very little. And when it comes to growing our muscles in a sustained way, we still need the right combination and mega-doses of essential amino acids, carbs, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids (EFA's). Animal Pak has all these bases covered. Youre looking for some serious mass and size. So you eat big and you train hard. And you take a regular daily cuz you think its gonna cut it... Yeah, whatever. You dont train like a couch potato so why would you take his multi? Animal Pak was designed specifically for the dedicated lifter. Each Animal Pak starts with mega-doses of necessary vitamins and minerals. Vitamins (organic) and minerals (inorganic) are pharmacological agents and catalysts. They can exert significant ergogenic/anabolic benefits and function as the spark plugs for activating all the necessary chemical reactions which make training and building muscle possible. If you're training or dieting hard for a contest, the first thing that happens when you don't take the Animal Pak is that nutritional gaps begin to form. Why should you care? Because over time, these deficiencies continue to grow. Eventually, your

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body will stop functioning at its optimum level. In other words, you hit the wall, your development reaches a plateau. In fact, even if only one key nutrient is missing from your diet, your body could shut down the anabolic drive needed to build muscle so that it can support more critical metabolic processes. When this happens, you stop growing. Research has proven that strength athletes such as bodybuilders and powerlifters, due to the intensity and frequency of their training programs, have higher nutritional requirements than regular athletes. Studies have shown that these unique needs are greatly increased for bodybuilders who regularly compete and need to diet down. During calorie-restricted diets (diets which tend to be repetitive and monotonous, e.g., rice and chicken), the potential for nutritional deficiencies increase dramatically. More alarming is the fact that championship-caliber bodybuilders, even when supplementing with a regular multivitamin, were still experiencing significant nutritional deficiencies. A basic multivitamin supplement won't be enough. Competitive bodybuilders know that a superior multivitamin is the first line of defense. This fact is confirmed by studies which have revealed that 100% of Olympic weightlifters and over 90% of competitive male and female bodybuilders use a vitamin/mineral supplement. These nutritional gaps not only affect your performance and size, but they begin to impact the way your other supplements work. For many of today's supplements to work efficiently, your body needs to be running on all cylinders. Nutritional gaps mean that your supplements may be rendered ineffective. For example, many supplements rely on enzymes and other sub-

stances in your body to "activate" them. Poor nutrition means poor conversion and activation of expensive supplements. Animal Pak is your insurance policy to prevent this from happening. One other reason to take Animal Pak daily: drug-induced nutrient depletion. Pharmaceutical drug use can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Relying on "science or gear to get you huge can obviously exacerbate this problem. Even common pharmaceuticals and OTCs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, antidepressants, and cholesterol-lowering drugs can deplete your body of folic acid, iron, potassium, and important vitamins. If you use drugs of any kind, this is another reason to supplement with Animal Pak. With Animal Pak, you get plenty of everything you need. And yeah, a few extras. Animal Pak features performance optimizers such as pyridoxine alpha-ketoglutarate nucleotides, lipotropics, L-arginine, alpha lipoic acid, digestive enzymes, and more. In every individualized pack, you get a vast arsenal of over 55 important ingredients that are delivered in the right amounts at the right time, every time. Each of the 11 tablets included in each pak has been specifically formulated to deliver the goods. Consider the Animal Pak as the cast iron skillet of your supplement program, your body's first line of defense. If you train with weights, then you absolutely need to train with the Animal Pak. Remember, while most supplements have come and gone, precious few have withstood the scrutiny of the ages. When you're ready for the best, step up to the most trusted name in serious bodybuilding nutrition: Animal Pak. The one and only.

required for
All competitive strength athletes High-intensity training Athletes who use supplements Athletes stuck at a plateau

daily dose
1 pack per day during the off-season for maintenance, 2 paks during a pre-contest diet or when training is unusually intense.

selected ingredient profile


Mega-Vitamin/Mineral/Antioxidant Complex Zinc Chromium & Magnesium All The B Vitamins Copper & Manganese Potassium & Phosphorous Vitamins C & E Selenium Folic Acid Key Amino Acid Blend Arginine Leucine Valine Isoleucine Glutamine Methionine Performance Optimizers L-Carnitine Pyridoxine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Coenzymes A & B Para-Aminobenzoic Acid Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) Oriental Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid) IGF Colostrum Phosphatidylcholine Joint & Bone Support Shark Cartilage Calcium Vitamin D & Magnesium EFA Complex Linoleic Acid

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Oleic Acid Digestive Enzymes Papain & Pepsin Pancreatin Micozyme

recommended stacks
As the "foundational" supplement, Animal Pak should be a part of every bodybuilder's regimen. Every Animal supplement has been designed to work together, creating a unique, powerful, and comprehensive nutritional system. Animal Pak is your starting point.

product sizes
44 Pack Can & 15 Pack Can

MacLean DA, et al. Branched-chain amino acid supplementation attenuates net muscle protein degradation during exercise. Clin Sci 1994;87S:51. Marconi C, et al. The effect of an alpha-ketoglutarate-pyridoxine complex on human maximal aerobic performance. Eur J Appl Phyiol 1982;49:307. Pelton R, LaValle JB. The nutritional cost of prescription drugs (Englewood CO: Morton Publishing), 2000. Soares MJ, et al. The effect of exercise on riboflavin status of adult men. Br J Nutr 1993;69:54151. Sobol J, Marquart LF. Vitamin/mineral supplement use among athletes: a review of the literature. Int J Sport Nutr 1994;4:320. Snider IP, Bazzare TL, Murdoch SD and Goldfarb A. Effects of coenzyme athletic performance system as an ergogenic aid on endurance performance to exhaustion. Int J Sport Nutr 1992;2:272. Spector SA, et al. Effect of choline supplementation on fatigue in trained cyclists. Med Sci Sports Exer 1995;27:668. Von Allworden HN, et al. The influence of lecithin on plasma choline concentrations in triathletes and adolescent runners during exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol 1993;67:87. Warren BJ, et al. The effect of amino acid supplementation of physiological and performance responses of elite junior weightlifters. Med Sci Sports Exer 1991;23:S15.

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Bahrke MS, Morgan WP. Evaluation of the ergogenic properties of ginseng. Sports Med 1994;18:229. Bucci LR. Micronutrient supplementation and ergogenesis: metabolic intermediates. nutrients as ergogenic aids for sports and exercise. CRC Press: Boca Raton, 1993:41. Bucci LR. Selected herbals and human exercise performance. Am J Clin Nutr 1997; in press. Burke LM, Gollan RA, Read RS. Dietary intakes and food use of groups of elite Australian male athletes. Int J Sport Nutr 1991;1:378. Couzy F, Lafarue P, Guezennec CY. Zinc metabolism in the athlete: influence of training, nutrition, and other factors. Int J Sports Med 1990;51:1093. Cynober L, et al. Action of ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate, ornithine hydrochloride and calcium alpha-ketoglutarate on plasma amino acid and hormonal patterns in healthy subject. J Am Coll Nutr 1990;9:2. Davis JM. Carbohydrates, branched-chain amino acids and endurance: the central fatigue hypothesis. Int J Sport Nutr 1995;5:S29. DiPasquale MG. Inosine. Drugs Sports 1995;3:6. Elam RP. Morphological changes in adult males from resistance exercise and amino acid supplementation. J Sports Med 1988;28:35. Hallmark MA, Reynolds TH, DeSouza CA, Dotson CO, Anderson RA, and Rogers MA. Effects of chromium and resistive training on muscle strength and body composition. Med Sci Sports Exer 1996;28:139. Haralambie G. Serum zinc in athletes in training. Int J Sports Med 1981;2:135. Haymes EM. Vitamin and mineral supplementation in athletes. Int J Sport Nutr 1991;1:146. Kankaanpaa MJ, Marin E, Ristonmaa U, Airaksinen O, Hanninen O, and Bray TM. Effect of vitamin C, vitamin E, -carotene and selenium supplementation on exercise performance in humans. Med Sci Sports Exer 1994;26:S67. Keith RE. Vitamins and physical activity, in: Nutrition in Exercise and Sport, wnd ed., Wolinsky I and Hickson JF, Eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 1994, Chapter 8. Keith RE and Merrill E. The effects of vitamin C on maximum grip strength and muscular endurance. J Sports Med 1983;23:253. Kleiner SM, et al. Nutritional status of nationally ranked elite bodybuilders. Int J Sport Nutr 1994;4:54. Kleiner SM, et al. Metabolic profiles, diet and health practices of championship male and female bodybuilders. J Am Diet Assoc 1990;90:962. Lambert MI, et al. The effect of carbohydrate and branch chain amino acid supplementation on cycling performance and mental fatigue. Clin Sci 1994;87S:53. Lukaski HC, et al. Maximum oxygen consumption as related to magnesium, copper and zinc nutriture. Am J Clin Nutr 1983;37:407.

Why cant I just use a regular one-a-day type multivitamin? You can, but do you want to? Typical one-a-day type multis are made for Joe Couchpotato. They have 100% of the RDA in many vitamins and minerals. Listen, do you take 100% of the Daily Reference Value for protein which is 50 grams? No. You take more because youre a serious lifter. Serious lifters need protein. The same applies to your multi. Only Animal Pak was designed for the serious bodybuilder and strength athlete. Harder training athletes need more vitamins and minerals and other nutrients than sedentary individuals. So if your multi is one or two pills or even three pills, then its time to consider what youre doing. Does Animal Pak contain any stimulants? No. Animal Pak does not contain any ephedra, synephrine, caffeine or other stimulants. It only contains only natural energy boosters that have been shown to work. Do I have to take two packs a day? No. For the majority of lifters, one pack a day will do. Elite athletes (those preparing for a bodybuilding show or a powerlifting competition, for example) should take two packs daily. Is Animal Pak a multivitamin? Yes and no. One of its component is a complete and comprehensive multivitamin thats true. In fact, as a multivitamin alone,

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nothing comes close to Animal Pak in terms of potency as explained above. Thats why Animal Pak is the #1 selling training pack in the world. But Animal Pak isnt just a multi. It contains a range of essential and non-essential amino acids, digestive enzymes, electrolytes, antioxidants, lipotropics, and other nutrients to support lifters. Animal Pak is a complete training pack. Dont I get enough vitamins from food? Yeah, we all wish. Truth is, a lot of veggies, due to overfarming and poor soil quality, arent as loaded in nutrients as they used to be. Plus, it assumes, youre eating a wide range of foods, including lots of leafy green veggies, fruits and other whole foods. You also gotta remember that even the pros, who eat right for a living, take a multi. And dont forget, when it comes to dieting, youre pretty much eating the same foods, day in and day out. Eating chicken, rice, turkey and tuna isnt a great diet from a nutritional point of view. It can quickly lead to nutrititional deficiencies and gaps. So whether youre bulking or cutting, a multivitamin like Animal Pak is absolutely essential if you want to stay on top of your game. Do I cycle the Pak? No. Because it has an important multivitamin component, you should take it every day. Animal Pak isnt cheap. Is it worth it? If youre going for the cheapest, then Animal Pak isnt for you. If youre not serious about training, then Animal Pak isnt for you. If you like shopping at the dollar store, then pick any daily multi. But if you want quality, then Animal Pak is the only choice. Most guys think they can skimp on the multi. They couldnt be more

wrong. A multi is probably the most important single supplement you can buy. So it makes sense to go with quality and a proven track record. Thats why more IFBB Pros and Olympia competitors use Animal Pak than any other multi. Thats why its been rated as the best by athletes everywhere. Thats why Animal Pak has been around for all these years. It flat out works. What more do you need to know? Oh yeah, Animal Pak is 100% guaranteed, money back. Can I take Animal Pak with the other Animal products? Yes. Thats what most lifters do. Animal Pak contains the basic nutrients your body needs. If youre body isnt running at peak levels, if it doesnt have all the vitamins and minerals it needs, the supplements you take may not work as effectively. Consider that. Why are there so many pills in Animal Pak? Listen, you can only squeeze so much into a single tab like youd find in a regular multi. Theres no way you could squeeze everything in Animal Pak into a single pill. Think about it. Animal Pak is a multivitamin. Its also an amino acid supplement. Its also an EFA supplement. Its a digestive aid supplement. Its a performance enhancing supplement. Its a shitload of things all wrapped up into one pack. Where can I find Animal Pak? You can buy it at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and other retailers and gyms. You can also pick it up at Animalpak.com or other online shops. To find the nearest retailer, use the Store Locator in the Packs section or just email us: info@animalpak.com.

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Youre no couch potato. Youre definitely not casual about training. You are a bodybuilder, a powerlifter. You are serious and committed. Thats why youre here. Well your nutrition should reflect your lifestyle. Hardcore training requires hardcore supplementation. And Animal Pak is as hardcore as it gets. In weight training there are the basics, the tried and true exercises that have produced results forever: the squat, the deadlift, the bench press. The fundamentals. The same goes for the weight trainers nutrition program. Ample macronutrients are crucial: lean protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. This same basic approach applies to supplements. Ya gotta have your protein powder and your multivitamin. The multi is so essential, that its hard to even call it a supplement. This nutritional staple comes in many forms. You see them everywhere. But none of them are designed to specifically address the needs of the serious strength athlete. None, that is, except the Animal Pak. Animal Pak has it all: vitamins, minerals, aminos, antioxidants, electrolytes, performance optimizers, digestive enzymes and essential fats (EFAs). Yeah, its that complete. Think of the Pak as your foundational supplement the one upon which to build your entire nutritional protocol. Like we said before, you arent some lazy son of a bitch, so why use his multivitamin? You are the elite The dedicated. You are Animal. The one who pays his dues everyday. Your multivitamin should be formulated accordingly. You deserve that much When it comes to growing our muscles in a freakish way, Animal Pak provides the right combination and mega-doses of all the good stuff you need. These powerful pharmacological agents and catalysts can exert significant ergogenic/anabolic benefits and function as the spark plugs for activating all the necessary chemical reactions that make training and building muscle possible. Only Animal Pak has everything athletes need. Plus its so convenient that you can throw a pack right in your pocket and wont have to worry about lugging a can around. The Pak is best when taken on a daily basis because over time vitamin deficiencies can escalate--especially when eating a restricted diet. Eventually, the body will stop functioning at its optimum level due to weakened immunity and diminished hormone production. In other words, your development plateaus. Our bodies are so sensitive that if even one key nutrient is missing from the diet, the body could shut down the anabolic drive needed to build muscle. Plus, so often the optimal effectiveness of one supplement relies on the ideal internal environment, one nourished by the comprehensive formula of a multi as potent as the Animal Pak. Many of todays supplements need the body to be nutrient dense to work efficiently. Nutritional gaps mean that your supplements may be rendered ineffective. For example, many muscle building products (e.g., nitric oxide boosters and testosterone boosters) rely on enzymes and other substrates in the body to activate them. This is especially the case when using Pump, Stak 2, Cuts or any of the other more specialized Animal performance packs. You can use the Stak 2 to boost test output, the Cuts to get ripped, Nitro to enhance recovery and anabolism. These are made even more effective when stacked on top of the Paks foundation. The bottom line is, poor nutrition means poor conversion and hindered activation of expensive supplements. You can think of the Animal Pak as the insurance policy that will prevent nutritional deficiencies and the inefficient utilization of bodybuilding supplementation. Not bad for just having to take a single pack daily. This leads us to the question of whether or not it is necessary to take 2 packs daily. This is probably one of the most common questions we get. Generally, one pack will do the job for most lifters. If you are taking one Pak, take it first thing in the morning with breakfast, when your muscles are starved for nutrients. Lets say you use another pre-workout boosting supplement like Animal Pump or Cuts prior to the workout. No matter what time you trainyou would take the Pump or Cuts prior to the workout. The Animal Pak on the other hand, being an essential nutrient pack, can actually be taken along with any of your large meals throughout the daywith your first meal or postworkout being the most ideal. Meals help in the absorption of the nutrients in the pack so always be sure to take the Pak along with food. Back to the initial topic, if you are an elite bodybuilder or competitive strength athlete enduring the rigors of contest prep, bumping your intake up to 2 packs a day could make a big difference in your performance and recovery. If you are taking them twice daily try to space them out with 6-8 hrs. between packs allowing for maximal absorption. Your inclusion of the Animal Pak into your nutritional regimen and its profound effects should be obvious almost immediately. Taking vitamins, minerals and potent muscle building nutrients also may have some innocuous side effects, such as bright yellow piss. When you notice that, there is no need to worry, everything is normal. Youre just pissing out some of the extra B vitamins. B vitamins are called the energy vitamins because they are required for the production of energy. They are growth vitamins, crucial to anabolism. So if youre pissing them out, it means the Animal Pak is working and your nutritional tanks are full. In fact, we here call it Pak Piss. When we see it, we know all is well. When we dont see it, we worry Hardcore training beats you up, so ya gotta have all your nutritional bases covered if you are gonna prosper in this arena. If you wanna get jacked If you wanna be bigger, stronger, better If you wanna be a freak, Animal Pak was made with you in mind. More energy, improved hormonal output, stronger immune function, optimal recovery, more efficient use of supplementsall in one little pack. Animal Pak is your nutritional insurance policy on the tough road to freakdom. Cuz remember, you aint no couch potato So why use his multi? The choice is yours. Animal Pak. The power multi.

basic rules of split training


legs. Prioritize your weakest body parts first and your strongest last. That way, you'll be able to devote more energy and focus to bring up lagging body parts. Your body's largest muscles include your legs, back and chest. When it comes to splitting, these body parts should be trained before you hit your smaller body parts such as your shoulders, biceps, and triceps. These smaller muscles function as support muscles for your basic lifts such as the bench press, squat, military press and so on. Tire these muscles out and you won't be able to grow your pecs, quads or lats effectively. For example, if you're working your back and your biceps, be sure to do your rows before your curls.

WORK BIG TO SMALL

training for maximum power, keep your rep schemes lower (no more than 6-8 reps per set). If you're trying to achieve superior shape, then higher reps is recommended. Regardless, keep your intensity high.

ake it from the pros, splitting is the way go. Full-body training, provided that the intensity is high and the routine is good, can produce some amazing results, but splitting lets you get more from less: more results from a shorter period of time spent in the gym. If you had to train all your body parts in one routine, it might take a full two hours. There's an advantage to keeping your daily routine short: higher intensity, better focus, more energy and strength, and a reduced likelihood of "overtraining." Plus, spending only 45-60 minutes a day gives you more time for other things. The following are a couple of basic tips to keep in mind when you're converting your old routine into a new one. ASSESS YOUR WEAKNESSES

Depending on your genetics and your structure, you may be blessed with massive quads but puny pecs. It makes sense to begin your weekly split routine cycle with your pecs. In other words, if your routine begins on a Monday after a Sunday rest, start with pecs and end the week with

Rest is just as important as training. Don't make the mistake of thinking that you're going to maximize muscle growth by training for two hours every day on 6 hours of sleep. Most bodybuilding pros sleep anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a night. So should you. As a rule of thumb, if you have to use an alarm clock to get up in the morning, chances are, you're not getting enough sleep. Remember, anabolic growth hormone (GH) levels reach their peak in deep sleep. Just another reason to turn in early and skip the Late Show.

GET PLENTY OF REST

Split routines can vary tremendously. Two of the more popular methods include the "push/pull" split and the "upper/lower" split. With the push/pull method, you divide your weekly routine into exercises that require you to "pull" and those which "push." For example, seated cable rows are a pull-type exercise. Push-type exercises include bench presses and seated presses. If you want to keep things simpler, you might consider an upper/lower routine. Train your upper body one day and your lower body another day. Whatever method you choose, stick to it for 8 weeks and see what kind of results you get before switching to another method. TYPICAL ROUTINES
2-Day Upper/Lower Split Routine Day 1: Quads, hams, calves, abs Day 2: Chest, back, triceps, shoulders, biceps Day 3: Rest Day 4: Quads, hams, calves, abs Day 5: Chest, back, triceps, shoulders, biceps Day 6: Rest Day 7: Repeat 3-Day Push/Pull Routine Day 1: Back, biceps, abs Day 2: Hams, quads, calves Day 3: Chest, shoulders, triceps Day 4: Rest Day 5: Back, biceps, abs Day 6: Hams, quads, calves Day 7: Chest, shoulders, triceps Day 8: Rest Day 9: Repeat

BASIC SPLIT ROUTINES

Regardless of your goal, you need to keep your intensity level as high as it can be. The whole point of training is to tear your muscles down, thus allowing for it to grow back larger and stronger. If you're

KEEP INTENSITY LEVELS HIGH

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CYCLE: 6-Day Split, Two Days On, 1 Day Off, Two Days On, 1 Day Off LEVEL: Advanced GOAL: Muscle Size, Shape, And Definition Monday: Chest/Shoulders Chest Decline Smith Presses: 2 Sets x 12 Reps Flat Hammer Presses: 4 Sets x 25 Reps Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 3 Sets To Failure Front/Side Delts Seated Dumbbell Presses: 1 Set x 25 Reps Reverse EZ Bar Presses: 1 Set To Failure Seated Dumbbell Side Laterals: To Failure Tuesday: Quads/Hams Quads (2 Full Rotations) Leg Presses: 4 Sets x 25 Reps Horizontal Leg Presses: 1 Set x 40 Reps Leg Extensions: 1 Set x 40 Reps Hams Leg Curl Machine: 3 Sets To Failure Wednesday: OFF Thursday: Back/Shoulders/Traps Back Pull-ups: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Dead Lifts: 3 Sets x 10 Reps Dumbbell Rows: 3 Sets x 10 Reps Lat Pulldown: 3 Sets x 10 Reps Rear Delts Rear Delt Machine: 2 Sets x 25 Reps Traps Barbell Shrugs: 3 Sets x 12 Reps

Dumbbell Shrugs: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Upright Rows: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Friday: Arms/Calves Biceps Standing Dumbbell Curls: 2 Sets x 10 Reps Dumbbell Drag Curls: 1 Set x 20 Reps Incline Hammer Curls: 1 Set x 15 Reps Triceps Close-Grip Benches: 1 Set x 25 Reps Tricep Press Downs: 1 Set x 25 Reps Double Arm Kickbacks: 1 Set x 25 Reps Bench Dips: 1 Set To Failure Calves Seated Calf Raises: 3 Sets x 15 Reps Donkey Calf Raises: 3 Sets x 15 Reps Saturday: OFF Sunday: REPEAT

routine notes
Though this routine looks deceptively simple (the heaviest weights aren't used), believe me, it's not so easy. This routine looks to maximize your pump and your results. Keep your rest period between each to a minimum (no more than 30 seconds). It should produce nice size, shape and overall definition.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal Nitro Animal Cuts See page 52 for more details. For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.

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I don't feel like myself today. I wonder why? I think I caught a bug that has been going around. It usually only infects stonecold achievers and champions. I'm shaking I got cold sweats Hysteria has set in I need to be in the gym. What do you mean youre going to the gym Again!?! You trained 4 times this week. What the fuck is wrong with you? This is the typical reaction you get from someone who does not know why you do what you do. These people don't understand the bug you've caught, the epidemic that can spread to anybody who wants to succeed in this sport. You got bit by the bug The Iron Bug that is. This physically demanding hobby now turns into a second job that you know you must go to in order to achieve greatness. Did you say greatness? You know what? Most dudes would settle for just looking good, but you need more than that. You need to be the fucking best you can be to consider yourself a success. Success Did you say that? How about you need to be a bodybuilder that looks good. Confused? I think you know what I mean. Performance and consistency is the key and you realize that your hard work will sooner or later pay off (at least for those of you who have what it takes). You cut out all the bullshit once you step into the gym. You don't want to hear the woman next to you complaining about her boyfriend or the guy behind you on the ab machine talking about the painful hemorrhoid he had a week ago. You go in there to lift weights To get bigger To get stronger To make yourself look like a freak. You want to be there. You know that you don't have to be but you want to. Everybody looks at you as if you don't belong there He is too big. Why does he go so heavy? That is disgusting Listen, no one asked for your opinion. Just let me lift weights and be happy because it is the smaller things in life that make me content, things like squatting 700 pounds or dead lifting 500 pounds for reps. These people wouldn't understand because they never experienced The Epidemic. These upper class snobs go to the gym two to three times a week, do cardio for about a half hour then do a total body workout for 15 minutes thinking that they accomplished something. I don't want to get too big because, you know, if I did what you did, I would be bigger than you. This coming from a middle-aged man who weighs 160 with quarters in his pockets. Or, listen to this one, I used to look like you then got tired of being big. You used to look like me? You just shake your head, laugh, pretend to give a compliment and then walk away So you ask, why don't people understand the addiction and love of doing what you do? Because they never experienced the feeling of it. They don't understand what it feels like for that one day up on stage, the high that comes with it and the low that happens the next day You are back to being yourself, not a winner, but a regular mortal being. They don't understand what it feels like to be the best for that one day You want it back, but unfortunately you can't explain it to these people because they go home everyday to their mediocre lives Because they hate the way they look and they don't have the discipline to bust their ass in the gym 5-6 days a week like you do. It is frustrating to them. Thus they look at you as being different. Yes it is true--men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and bodybuilders are the black hole. Appearance is everything to you--on stage but not in the gym. On stage, you want to look like the perfect physical specimen. In the gym, we sweat, breathe heavily, some of us smell, we grunt and yell (scaring people in the process). You're focused and disciplined enough to realize that this is what it takes to become a champion. You got to give a little to get a lot. Fuck that, you got to give a lot to get a little. You got to give up your late nights out with your friends, going out and getting shit-faced, just so you can go to the gym on a Saturday morning to do legs (who wants to be hung over the day that you have to squat!?!). Other people's opinions do not matter to you, just those 7 judges critiquing your appearance. Because of this, you know there is no looking back--that it takes the will and the addiction to be in the gym and for people to look at you in confused amazement. Listen, we are not normal people. We do and think things that most individuals just don't understand. Getting excited to go to the gym is not a normal thing. But when you get bit by the bug, it is. You know that each day you train is a step closer to immortality, and one step away from your mortality and morality (yes, there is no doubt that we all have a screw loose). You keep saying to yourself, One more day, one more rep, 10 more pounds. You better yourself everyday and everyday you train is one step closer to the overall. Nobody understands it They can't fathom it. It is an indescribable feeling that makes you feel good (ironic but true), similar to getting laid for the first time. You know it feels good, but you don't know why. How long will this bug last? How long do you strive to be the best is a better question. Do you have what it takes to better yourself every day? Remember, a champion is never satisfied. Thus no aspiring bodybuilder should ever be satisfied. Always keep in mind that the road to the top is a difficult one, but remaining at the top of the mountain is the most difficult. Everybody is gunning for you Thus they get addicted. Also, some people, once they reach the top, lose all interest. That is not a champion, just a has-been who never was. Take it from me and be forewarned--this epidemic is not to be taken lightly. It is not for the weak of heart, but for the passionate and disciplined. Catch it, before it passes you by and you are left like the other onlookers who ask themselves, What is wrong with that guy? Nothing You've caught the bug.

Balls-to-the-wall training. You sweat. You push. It hurts. In here, theres no room for crybabies, no place for talking trash. Just raw lifting. This is the real deal. This is Animal. Can you handle it?

Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.


Animal Stak2: The Natural Test Pack 800.872.0101 www.animalpak.com

I just wanted to give praise to Animal Stak 2. I just finished my first cycle and got great results. Today I put up 205 for 15 reps when just a few weeks ago I could only put it up for 8-10 reps. Keep up the good work. A. Beckwith, Ohio
Testosterone. This is what its all about. The average male has anywhere between 3001000 ng/dl of total testosterone in his body. Now if the only thing that mattered were total testosterone, then wed all be kicking some serious ass. Yeah, wed be able to add mass, size and strength more quickly. Sadly, this is not the case. See, theres a huge difference between total testosterone and something called free testosterone. Free testosterone is the good stuff, the stuff that gives you results. Problem is, only a tiny fraction of that total testosterone comes in the free or active formless than 2% of all the testosterone in your body is free. So even though you might have 700 ng/dl of total testosterone, only 7 ng/dl of this free testosterone might be able to enter cells in order to produce results by binding to androgen receptors. See, the vast majority of testosterone is bound up in your body, incapable of being used to grow new muscle. Its as if it were all locked up behind a solid door You just cant get to it. So the real question for serious athletes looking to maximize size and strength is, What would happen if you could tap into some of that 98% of the testosterone in your body thats bound up and unusable? This is the question. If you could tap into that potential, this could render everything else you take obsolete. Long story short, we designed the all-new Animal Stak 2 to help you tap into that 98% potential thats being wasted. Heres how it all works. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes and adrenal cortex. Once secreted, almost all the testosterone is bound to transport proteins such as cortisolbinding globulin, sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), and albumin. Testosterone is weakly bound to albumin and cortisol-binding globulin, but strongly bound to SHBG. Because testosterone is weakly bound to albumin, these bonds can be easily broken. So taken together, both free testosterone and weakly-bound testosterone are considered bioavailable (or non-SHBG-bound). When testosterone is bound to SHBG, however, it is no longer considered bioavailableit can no longer interact with androgen receptors. SHBG is made in the liver and has a 7-day half-life in circulation. This protein has a high affinity for testosterone. Testosterone and SHBG are antagonists. Changes in SHBG levels will have a significant impact on bioactive testosterone levels (free and albumin-bound testosterone fractions). In general, when SHBG levels increase, the con-

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centration of free testosterone for a given total testosterone will decrease, and vice versa. So when free testosterone levels increase, the total testosterone level should increase while SHBG decreases. Whats important here is that decreased SHBG levels in the presence of normal (or above normal) total testosterone should result in more bioactive testosterone. And bioactive testosterone is the name of the game. SHBG also has a relationship with estrogen (women have higher levels of SHBG than men). Estrogen stimulates SHBG productionhigh levels of estrogen stimulate SHBG production. In addition, since SHBG has a higher affinity for testosterone as compared to estrogen, an increased SHBG level can also lead to a higher free estrogen-testosterone ratio, potentially leading to symptoms of estrogenization. Not good. So because of SHBGs impact on testosterone and estrogen, the ability to control SHBG levels would be of great interest to strength athletes looking to maximize gains. Also bear in mind that SHBG increases with age, and this increase is associated with falling testosterone levels. Keeping all this mind, we designed Animal Stak 2 to tap into your bodys potential. As mentioned above, by lowering SHBG levels you can increase the pool of active, free testosterone. This free testosterone is important for gaining new size and strength. Lowering SHBG is one important thing you can do. Another is naturally enhancing your bodys own production of testosterone. Animal Stak 2 contains ingredients designed to enhance your bodys ability to produce testosterone. At the same time, other ingredients in Animal Stak 2 can help prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT and also inhibit aromatase activity with the goal of lowering estrogen levels. All in all, Animal Stak 2 is complete. It approaches natural testosterone management from a

number of different biochemical perspectives. If youre ready to step up, then its time to take a serious look at Animal Stak 2.

required for
Lifters looking for a natural anabolic edge Athletes looking to avoid prohormones Those looking to optimize strength & performance

Vitamin/Mineral Support Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) Magnesium (as oxide) Zinc (as oxide) Chromium (as picolinate)

recommended stacks
As Animal Pak is the foundational supplement, you can take Animal Stak 2 with it for additional benefits.

daily dose
Take one pack daily for 3 consecutive weeks. On training days, take it 30 minutes prior to exercise. On non-training days, take it on an empty stomach, between meals. For best results, cycle this product following a schedule of three weeks on and one week off. This product can be stacked with Animal Pak for superior results. Do not exceed recommended dosage.

selected sources
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selected ingredient profile


Natural Test Complex Longjack Extract Complex Avena Sativa Extract Tribulus Extract Complex Growth Hormone Secretagogues Mucuna Pruriens Extract Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha GPC) Aromatase Inhibitors Calcium D-Glucarate Diindolylmethane (DIM) DHT Blockers Beta-Sitosterol Saw Palmetto Extract Pygeum Africanum Liver Detoxifiers Lysophosphatidylcholine Milk Thistle Extract Vasodilator Complex Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (AKG) Arginine Ketoisocaproate (KIC) Cortisol Inhibitors Acetyl L-Carnitine Phosphatidylserine

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Alpha Testing Program #2: Animal Stak 2


Before we launched Animal Stak 2, we rigorously tested the product through our Alpha Testing Program. We wanted to see how the product would stand up in the real world. So we put Animal Stak 2 through the paces. Once again, we measured the one rep max of the three main lifts, bench, deadlift and squat. In addition to these objective numbers, we also surveyed the lifters about other things including whether or not Animal Stak 2 impacted recovery, strength, energy and fatigue. Heres what we found out... The Alpha Tester The average Alpha Tester was 31 years old and weighed in at just under 211 lb. As for strength, the average starting bench press was 291 lb., 338 for the deadlift, and 371 for the squat. Pretty big lifts, we think. The vast majority of the Alpha Testers were regular lifters, but we did get a couple of competitive bodybuilders and powerlifters this time around to get a better representation. Approximately 48% of the Alpha Testers were looking to gain weight, 37% wanted to maintain, and another 11% were dieting. The Lifts In terms of the bench press, nearly 76% (or three-quarters) of the Alpha Testers increased their bench press (1RM) between 6-50 pounds during the 3-week period. On average, each lifter saw their bench press increase by about 17 lb. As for the deadlift, 86% of the Testers saw an increase in their 1RM between 11-60 lb. The average gain in the deadlift was 30 lb. Finally, in terms of the squat, lifters saw an average increase in their squat by 27 lb. Nearly two-thirds (just over 65%) increased their squat between 11-75 pounds. Average 1RM Increases: - Bench Press: +17 lb. - Deadlift: +30 lb. - Squat: +27 lb. To summarize, before starting Product x02, the Alpha Testers averaged (1 rep max) 291 pounds on the bench, 338 pounds on the deadlift, and 371 pounds on the squat. After three weeks on the new product, the average lifts increased to 308 (bench), 368 (deadlift), and 398 (squat). This translates into a 6% increase in the bench, 9% increase in the deadlift, and a 7% increase in the squat. The single biggest individual gains were 50 lb. on the bench (from 315-365), 110 lb. on the deadlift (from 315-425), and an impressive 140 lb. on the squat (260-400). While those increases of 6%, 9% and 7% may not sound like a lot, for a competitive lifter, they can mean the difference between first place and second place. If youre benching 500 pounds for example, being able to add another 30 pounds might put you over the top. Not bad for a 3-week cycle of a Animal Stak 2. Largest Single Gains (1RM): - Bench Press: +50 lb. - Deadlift: +110 lb. - Squat: +140 lb. Other Stats Clearly, the great majority of lifters saw increases in the 1 rep max in all three lifts. We also tracked weight gain and bodyfat changes. On average, bodyweight went up a little over three pounds from 211.1 to 214.5. More importantly, the average bodyfat percentage decreased from 13.6% to 12.1% over those three weeks. In short, weight gain increased by 3.4 lb. while bodyfat decreased by 1.5%, sug-

gesting that the gains made were quality muscle mass. Cool. Body Composition Changes (Avg): - Bodyweight: +3.4 lb. - Bodyfat: -1.5% Finally, we also asked the Alpha Testers to rate the product in terms of four key areas: strength, recovery, energy and fatigue. A whopping 91% noticed strength increases when taking the product. In other words, 9/10 testers felt stronger using Animal Stak 2. More than half (54%) also experienced increased energy, and 43% also said they experienced less fatigue and greater recovery. Still, these results match the results we expected from this product-namely increases in strength. One final note-though we didnt officially poll it, many testers noted a marked increase in their libido. Other Benefits: - Increased Strength: 91% - Extra Energy: 54% - Improved Recovery: 43% - Reduced Fatigue: 43% Conclusion: So all the testing is done and the results are finally in. All of our expectations were met. We wanted to come up with a natural test booster that could help serious lifters increase strength, size, and performance without the use of prohormones. And judging from your results and feedback, we think we did just that. The Alpha Testers lifted more weight, cranked out more reps, and could train with more intensity. What more could you want?

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October 31: Rise Or Fall Put the kiddies to bed because its big boy time. At times during my life I noticed people making excuses for their shortcomings. Think about it, every day we find ten reasons why we missed the mark. Be it training, missed meals, blown diets, injuries, or things in other areas of our lives. Maybe its natural to seek a scapegoat rather than take personal responsibility. After all, personal responsibility is so out of fashion this season. We can do better I know we can do better. I have always believed that when a person knows what is expected of them, they should fall down dead before they fail to reach their objective. So then, lets make that our primary goal. First, to know what we expect of ourselves. Second, to put into action a plan to achieve the things we desire. If we point the finger at ourselves, who would be left to blame? There are some things in this life you have to figure out on your own. No one is gonna come running to help you figure it out. Its on you, sink or swim, rise or fall, win or lose, live or die On your own.Whatever should befall you, resist the urge to make excuses. An excuse is a lot like a complaintit insults everyone around you and makes you look silly and weak. Remember, tough times make tough men, and if you can be tougher than the ground you walk on, you are tough enough to beat a path into this earth for others to recognize and follow. That would be a real accomplishment in this world of shrunken expectations and lost dignity. Without struggle there can be no progress.

February 25: Thank You Today I was in the weight room at 4:15 am hammering my

triceps to a bloody pulp, set after set. I just didnt want to put the shit down What a fucking addict. There was complete silenceno television, no radio, no bullshit conversations. I was by myself, the same way I started this thing. Its amazing how clear the recollections can be about moments like this one. It comes back to me when I remember being injured; all the days I had to stay away were so frustrating. I could smell it. I could hear it. I could see it all so clearly in my mind. Its like that. You become so focused, so mechanical, its religious. Then one day you look up and see the steam on the windows, the snow falling outside, the whole world is at rest. Right now you are the only man alive... You are a monster, a savior, a demon. This shit is so fucking real. I looked up from a ton of weight and saw myself in a dirty mirror I cant believe how much I love this moment and the collection of moments just like this one. I just looked up and said, Thank you. Thats why it always made me laugh seeing those shoe ads, Just do it. You say to yourself, Ive been doing it, motherfucker. I never needed a shoe salesman to tell me how to get it done. Corporate encouragement isnt what builds a warrior or an athlete. Ive been knuckled up against the grain for a while now. Ass in the bucket squats, dumbbells bigger than most adult men, snorting fire like a fucking dragon. I do it cuz its not for sale, not because its profitable, and it sure wont make no fucking shoe ad. That is where the value comes from, because there are so few things left that arent for sale. What I want to say is, remember to look up once in while and be thankful for this opportunity, this time, and the balls to live it like there is no tomorrow. Weve been given a chance to walk in a world apart from the others, but together our footsteps are like thunder. Be steadfast.

March 21: The Train Just one block. Thats how far I lived from the subway. No fuckin problem. Three stops to the spot where I held it down. People from the city know what I mean. You count everything everywhere you go. One block, three stops, forty-five steps up out of the stink, go to the corner and turn right There it is the spot where they know who you are. Count the steps, the minutes, the reps, the days and nights. Add it all up and then get on that fuckin train Become that train and drive past the doubters, the haters, and leave the cowards in the dust. I got on that train every day. I sat there in between stockbrokers and street hustlers and I seethed. I seethed with anger because I knew the weight was there waiting for me. I heard the words as I walked by Freak Disgusting. I didnt care and I still dont. I wanted to exude a mentality of warfare and radical tactics because I knew these things would help me arrive at my goals quicker. I used those tactics then. I used them the first time I walked into Bev Francis Golds Gym. And I use that mentality now. In my mind and my heart Im still on that train. If Im in some gym in the middle of nowhere, in some airport, some strange city, it doesnt matter to me cause Im still on that train and I will ride that bitch till the wheels fall off. There are many questions along the way and some will be answered and some wont. Rest assured I am not to be counted out. I have business to take care of. So if youre with me, the train pulls out now. If youre not on board stay, off the fuckin tracks. For more Life Is A Freakshow go to Animalpak.com.

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by G Diesel
Believe me, I know. Im as guilty as anybody. My name is G Diesel, and Im a flat bench addict. Im not sure where it occurred in my development, but somewhere along the line I got hooked. It wasnt really the need to impress when the oldest bodybuilding question was posed for the umpteen millionth time (Howmucha bench?). It was more the simplicity of it allpushing straight up, laying on your back just you against the iron and the will of gravity. Plus, it is ultra old school, and I have a special place in my heart for everything that the founding fathers of our sport held dear. Not to mention the flat benchs status as a charter member of powerliftings Big Three, a fact that cannot be lost on any diehard, blood and guts, power bodybuilder worth his weight in lifting chalk. Despite my devotion to the movement, and the fact that I will defend the flat barbell bench press to my dying day, I must make an admission. It is hardcore, it is effective, and it has its place in every bodybuilders routine, but it may not be the best chest builder there is. The flat bench, if overly relied upon, can build flat or droopy pecs and lay waste to your rotator cuffs, leaving a bodybuilder with an incomplete chest and a couple of blown out shoulders to put on his mantle next to his impressive bench number. One of the most exceptional and aesthetically striking elements of a completely developed chest is the shelf-like protrusion of the upper pectoral, development that is an obvious indicator of a real-deal bodybuilder. Such growth only comes by means of the systematic bombardment of this muscular region using big weights on incline movements. The following routine is designed to prioritize the upper chest by means of injecting your pec training with a robust dose of incline work. Put your mind-muscle connection into overdrive and focus on shredding every last cell of your chest into minced meat and building a fucking cliff under your collar. Time for some action. Here we go Exercise 1: Incline Dumbbell Flyes Opening up with a pre-exhaustion movement designed to target a stubborn area, well call upon a motherfucker of an isolation movementincline dumbbell flyes. As this will be our first exercise, we need to wade into the treacherous waters gradually. Well begin with a warmup set of 15 reps to get blood into our pecs. The idea is to open the chest up wide and maximize the stretch from the pec insertion to the split in the middle of the chest and then raise the dumbbells in an arc and contract the pecs hard at the top, all the time visualizing putting a bear hug on a red wood sequoia. Two more sets should follow of 10 and 6 reps respectively. Exercise 2: Incline Barbell Bench Press With your pecs stretched, pumped and a little bit fatigued, well move on to our first of two mass exercises. This is our bread and butter movement designed to lay down a footing of mass across the collarbone. With a standard benching grip just beyond shoulder width, grab the bar for your opening set in the twelve-rep range. Lower the bar in a slow and controlled manner and then blast up squeezing with all your might at the top. Follow this with a set of 8 and then a final ball busting set of 4. Have a spotter to lessen the risk of decapitation and to help you grind out a forced rep or two after failure sets in. Exercise 3: Incline Hammer Press By this point, you should be shot and pumped out of your mind. Now is the perfect time to incorporate some machine work to lessen the burden on your stabilizer muscles and punish your pecs like never before. Load the leverage machine with enough weight to bang out twelve solid reps in an explosive piston-like fashion. Now that you are comfortable with the fixed range of motion, add weight for another set of 8-10. On the final set we are gonna make sure youve pressed til ya cant press no more and load enough weight on the hammer press for you to gut out 4 to 6 reps, at which point your spotter will peel off about 30% of the plates and youll churn out another couple. Finally, after stripping off 20% or so more of the weight youll rep to failure or until your pecs burst in a splatter of blood and lactic acid--whichever comes first. Exercise 4: Cable Cross-Unders With the pounding of our power pressing out of the way, well move on to the fun partcreating an obscene pump and wringing the last ounce of life from every muscle fiber in your chest. To do so, well throw a little wrinkle in the old isolation standby--the cable crossover. Instead of the usual configuration, well attach the handles to the low pulleys on the cable station, and standing with our arms lowered and somewhat out at our sides, well raise our hands upward and inward crossing our hands at face level with our elbows slightly bent, emphasizing the contraction by squeezing and holding for a beat at the top. Three sets of the bad boys in the 10 to 15 rep range will close the deal. Be careful not to suffocate yourself with a face-full of your own heaving upper pecs. Another day another dollar, Animal. Youve sought out a weakness, brought it to the forefront of your consciousness and annihilated it in broad daylight. Ever evolving and ever improving, your progress is not an accident but the result of honest self-evaluation and hard work. Turning flaws into strengths is the Animals way of life. It is, to you, nothing special or exemplary, but the least you can doit is your purpose, your destiny. You know no other way.

Follow The Journey. Wraths Weekly Journal.

www.animalpak.com/journey

CYCLE: 4-Day Split, Two Days On, 1 Day Off, Two Days On, Two Days Off LEVEL: Intermediate To Advanced GOAL: Muscle Size, Strength Monday: Quads/Hams Squats Leg Curls Leg Extensions Abs Tuesday: Back/Calves Deadlifts Shrugs Toe Raises (5 sets of 12 reps) Wednesday: OFF Thursday: Back/Biceps Behind-The-Neck Pulldowns Front Lat Pulldowns Seated Rows Bicep Curls (Straight Bar) Preacher Curls Alternate Seated Dumbbell Curls Abs Friday: Chest/Triceps Flat Bench Presses Incline Bench Presses Incline Dumbbell Presses Dips Tricep Cable Pushdowns Toe Raises (5 sets of 12 reps)

Saturday: OFF Sunday: OFF

routine notes
This routine is short and sweet. Its perfect for bodybuilders who want a break out of a stale routine or for those who want to maximize their results in the shortest period of time. This program is great for novices and experienced bodybuilders alike. It involves basic strength movements. Theres nothing fancy here. The real effectiveness lies in the specific combination of movements. Each day incorporates specific movements in the right sequence that will help you grow. I emphasize heavier weights with absolute strict form. Unless noted, youll perform 5 sets for each exercise. Each successive set gets progressively heavier and youll follow this pattern: 1st set, 8 reps; 2nd set, 6 reps; 3rd set, 4 reps; fourth set, 2 reps; and fifth set, 50% of the weight of the 1st set to failure. In addition to the program outlined below, theres 20 minutes of cardio after each workout, ten minutes of stretching before and after you finish training.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal Pump See page 52 for more details. For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.

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Upside down, inside out, crossways, backwards, in between and around the way, it all comes down to the same thing. Every way you think about athletics, it boils down to desire. One deep breath, one straight shot, one long run from scrimmage, one more big lift and then do it all over again. The athlete is not born of competition. The athlete is not even born FOR competition Competition is a by-product of another element. DESIRE. The fundamental element in all things accomplished in this world is desire. Desire is the starting point, its what keeps us going through the years, and at the end its all that ever mattered. I think about a football player like Earl Campbell. I dont see his statistics on any page. I am not a radio talk show host; my mind doesnt work that way. The film reel burned in my brain tells the story of a run that should have been a huge loss. Earl was hit behind the line. The play never had a chance to develop. Defenders banged off Earls body like raindrops off a roof. Soon a few defenders had handfuls of Earls jersey and it looked for sure that he would go down. At that point Earl actually ran out of his jersey and left his would-be tacklers holding only shreds of his jersey in their hands. I can see his massive thighs pumping like pistons as he defied reality and left us all a little better off for having seen this demonstration of pure desire in motion. I thank God for that vision tattooed on my soul, for it embodies a mans will to achieve. Nothing is more powerful than that base elemental instinct, that which propels you into your chosen arena of battle. You will engage your opponent on the field of battle, through this medium you also have an opportunity to engage a mans most formidable opponent Himself. Many of us know what its like to compete, some of us have felt what it means to win or succeed. What about those of us who strain to fit the mold of modern athletic competition? Do they not burn with the same desire to achieve that Earl Campbell showed the world that day long ago? Desire has been the driving force of my life for almost all of my years, and it has pit me against my strongest adversary on a daily basis Me. At times I have felt the warmth of swollen pride that victory brings, other times I have winced from the sting of my perceived failures. I never basked in the glow of a win for too long, nor have I lamented the failures for anymore than a learning experience and a stepping stone. However, I have been and continue to be grateful for the courage to engage my one true opponent. Im frequently asked if I intend to compete in bodybuilding soon and if so when and where. I have studied long and hard on this query, but once again my train of thought leads me back to square one--DESIRE. The plain truth of the matter is that not one day of my life passed without me burning with the desire to achieve. Also, I cant remember a moment when I havent been locked in bloody combat with the man in the mirror. I think Ill wait and see what the future holds in terms of competition in the accepted modern definition of that word. In my own twisted, blood soaked, disturbed mind I know that I live every day of my life in continual competition, and there aint no fucking trophies in that show. I continue to look forward with fanatical enthusiasm regarding my future. I also look forward to being written off and underestimated and thankful for that. Know this, anytime someone underestimates you, feel nothing but gratitude. Feel this way because you will be the last person they expect to see in their rear view mirror. It will deepen the pleasure when you ram it up their asses. I continue to adjust to my own shape and shadow and to the storm of things to come. I am truly engulfed by my pursuit of a body that exemplifies my DESIRE to ACHIEVE and at no time has this goal been of more importance than right now.

Leg day. You know its gonna hurt, bad. You know when its all over, youll have to drag your ass out of the gym and drive home with your legs shaking. You know if you dont give it your all, your whole week is ruined. This is sacrifice. This is Animal. Can you handle it?

Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.


Animal MStak: The Ultimate Natural Anabolic Pack 800.872.0101 www.animalpak.com

Awesome products and awesome website. Spending a few minutes on your website gets me pumped for my workout. Great supps. They definitely work. I gained 10 pounds in one month by combining MStak and the mass building diet on your website. S. Salwasser, California
You don't talk smack. You dont bullshit when youre in the gym. You dont chase ass. You just lift. Plain and simple. There something so peaceful about it, yet something so violent. To get motivated, you dig deep... Deep into yourself. You imagine a little man looking back at you in the mirror. So you take your anger out on the weights. You punish them. Yeah, this is what you call motivation. This is what drives you. You expect a lot out of yourself and your supplements. That's why you use Animal MStak. Animal MStak gets the job done. Without a doubt, some of the best, most potent anabolic underground "supplements" have originated in Eastern Europe, substances used twenty years ago by the likes of East German Olympic athletes to increase strength and performance. Tribulus, for example, was first used by Bulgarian powerlifters to shatter world powerlifting records. Animal MStak was built upon the foundation of those underground traditions. Animal MStak has also been thoroughly tested by elite bodybuilders and strength athletes. The results of this marriage were clear. Both competitive and non-competitive lifters agree. Animal MStak works. Plain and simple. So what do you get with the Animal MStak? Each convenient, single serve pack contains an active dose of over 8,000 milligrams of muscle-building ingredients. Animal MStak's core is made up of a unique flavone and phytoecdysterone complex, including three chemically-active substances: Ecdysterone, Ipriflavone, and Methoxyisoflavone. Methoxyisoflavone and Ipriflavone are potent flavones which have some incredible implications for bodybuilders and strength athletes looking to gain quality muscle weight. Both Methoxy and Ipriflavone have the ability to shuttle nutrients such as protein, carbs and fat towards lean mass accumulation rather than fat deposition, improve protein synthesis, and increase nitrogen reten-

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tion. According to its U.S. and German Patents, flavones like methoxy "produce a significant weight gain increase..." and is "an anabolically effective compound for use as a pharmaceutical...." When combined with Beta-Ecdysterone (ecdysone), Animal MStak really performs. Studies in Eastern Europe and Russia have examined the anabolic role of ecdysterones. Researchers there have found that natural Ecdysterone possessed a wide spectrum of anabolic effects on muscle. In addition, like Methoxy and Ipriflavone, Ecdysterone also has the ability to increase total body mass. You also get GH secretagogues such as Ornithine AKG, Arginine, and BCAA's to boost growth hormone levels and IGF-1, powerful anabolic hormones responsible for fat loss and increased muscle size. We've included "natural" testosterone boosters such as Tribulus Extract, ALC, and special forms of Zinc and Magnesium. Insulin is regulated by our Insulin Potentiators. We help your body preserve higher serum testosterone with our exclusive DHT/estrogen blockers, like the ones found in Animal Stak. Finally, we deliver a proprietary Metabolic Energy Complex. You get a carefully selected blend of herbs and compounds including caffeine and cordyceptic acid. Cordyceptic acid is a new ingredient and it comes from the herb, Cordyceps. Cordyceps contains nucleotides which can affect energy at the cellular level. All in all, Animal MStak is a complete package. So what are you waiting for?

required for
Natural bodybuilders & powerlifters "Hardgainers" Maximizing muscle gains naturally Optimizing Test & GH levels

Liver Detoxifiers Milk Thistle Lysophosphatidylcholine

recommended stacks
When you want to fully maximize muscle and strength, and you want to fully optimize your body's anabolic drive, consider stacking Animal MStak with Animal Pump.

daily dose
Take one pak once a day, every day for 3 weeks (21 days). On training days, take the pak 45 minutes prior to exercise. On non-training days, take it between meals. Due to the potent nature of Animal MStak, be sure to cycle a week off between every three week "on" cycles.

product size
21 Pack Can (3 Week Cycle)

selected ingredient profile


Natural Flavone Complex 5-Methyl-7-Methoxyisoflavone 7-Isopropxyisoflavone 20-Hydroxyecdysone hGH Secretagogues Arginine Pyroglutamate Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Lysine Hydrochloride L-Taurine Valine Leucine Isoleucine Luteinizing Hormone Boosters Triboxybol Acetyl-L-Carnitine L-Carnitine DHT & Estrogen Blockers Chrysin Kudzu (Flavones) Beta-Sitosterol Saw Palmetto Pygeum Insulin Potentiators Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid) Chromium Picolinate Thermogenic Boosters Cordyceps Caffeine

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selected sources
Adlercreutz, H, et al. Inhibition of human aromatase by mammalian lignans and isoflavonoid phytoestrogens. J Steroid Biochem Mol Bio 44:147-153, 1993. Awad AB, et al. Phytosterol feeding induces alterations in testosterone metabolism in rat tissues. J Nutr Biochem 1988; 9:712-17. Bidzinska B, et al. Effect of different chronic intermittent stressors and acetyl-l-carnitine on hypothalamic beta-endorphin and GnRH and on plasma testosterone levels in male rats. Neuroendocrinology 57:985-90, 1993. Bratusch-Marrain, et al. The influence of amino acids and somatostatin on prolactin and growth hormone release in man. Acta Endocrinol 90:403, 1979. Brodie A. Aromatase and its inhibitors: an overview. J Steroid Biochem 40(1-3):255, 1991. Bucci L, et al. Ornithine ingestion and growth hormone release in bodybuilders. Nutr Res 1990; 10:239. Campbell DR, Kurzer MS. Flavonoid inhibition of aromatase enzyme activity in human preadipocytes. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 46:381-388, 1993. Chermnykh NS, et al. The action of metandrostenolone and ecdysterones on the physical endurance of animals and on protein metabolism in the skeletal muscles. Farmocol Toksikol 1988;51:57-60. Cynober L, et al. Action of ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate, ornithine hydrochloride, and calcium alpha-ketoglutarate on plasma amino acid and hormonal patterns in healthy subjects. J Am Col Nutr 9(1):2-12, 1990. DiSilverio F, et al. Evidence that serenoa repens extract displays an antiestrogenic activity in prostatic tissue of benign prostatic hypertrophy patients. Eur Urol 1992; 21:309. Gadzhieva RM, et al. A comparative study of the anabolic action of ecdysten, leveton and Prime Plus, preparations of plant origin. Eksp Klin Faramkol 1995;58:46-8. Germia E. Antioxidant actions of acetyl-l-carnitine: in vitro study. Med Sci Res 16:699-700, 1988. Gustafson D, Kurzer M. Flavonoid inhibition of aromatase enzyme activity in human adipose stromal cells. Fed Am Soci Exp Biol 5:931, 1991. Hammarqvist F, et al. Alpha-ketoglutarate preserves protein synthesis and free glutamine in skeletal muscle after surgery. Surgery 109(1):28-36, 1991. Hunt CD, et al. Effects of dietary zinc depletion on seminal volume and zinc loss, serum testosterone concentrations and sperm morphology in young men. Am J of Clin Nutr 56:148157, 1992. Ibrahim AR, et al. Aromatase inhibition by flavonoids. J Steroid Biochem 37(2):257-260, 1990. Ikuyama S, et al. Effect of taurine on growth hormone and prolactin secretion in rats: possible interaction with opioid peptidergic system. Life Sci 1988; 43(10):807-12. Isidori A, et al. A study of growth hormone release in man after oral administration of amino acids. Curr Med Res Opin 1981; 7(7):475-81. Kellis JT, et al. Inhibition of human estrogen synthetase by flavones. Science 1984; 225(4666):1032-34. Knopf RF, et al. Plasma growth hormone responses to intravenous administration of amino acids. Clin Endocrinol 25:1140, 1965. Laszlo F, et al. Metabolic 5-methyl-isoflavone-derivatives, process for the preparation thereof and compositions containing the same. US Patent 4,163,746, August 7, 1979. Netter A, et al. Effect of zinc administration on plasma testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and sperm count. Archives of Andrology 7:69-73, 1981. Sershon H, et al. Effect of acetyl-l-carnitine on the dopaminergic systems in aging animals. J Neurosci 30:555-59, 1991. Suescun MO, et al. Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and zinc concentrations in human testis and epididymis. Archives of Andrology 7:292-303, 1981. Syrov VN, et al. Anabolic activity of phytoecdysone-ecdysterone isolated from Rhaponticum carhamoides (Willd.). Farmocol Toksikol 1976;39:690-3. Taglialagela G, et al. Acetyl-l-carnitine enhances the response of pc12 cells to nerve growth factor. Brain Res Dev Brain Res 59:221-30, 1991. Wahlqvist ML, Dalais FS. Phytoestrogens: emerging multifaceted plant compounds. Med J Austral 1997;167:119-20. Zarkova, S. Tribestan: experimental and clinical investigations. Sofia, Bulgaria: Sopharma Chemical Pharmaceutical Research Institute, 1981.

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CYCLE: Four Day Split, Three Days Off LEVEL: Intermediate GOAL: Muscle Size Monday: Chest/Biceps Chest Bench Presses: 3 Warmup Sets Bench Presses: 3 Sets Incline Dumbbell Bench Presses: 3 Sets Incline Flyes: 3 Sets Biceps: Barbell Curls: 3 Sets Dumbbell Curls: 3 Sets Concentration Curls: 3 Sets Tuesday: Legs Stationary bike, 10 minutes, warm up Hamstrings Seated Leg Curls: 3 Sets Stiff-Leg Deadlifts: 3 Sets One-Leg Leg Curls: 3 Sets Quads: 9 Sets Squats: 3 Sets Leg Presses: 3 Sets Leg Extensions: 3 Sets Wednesday: OFF Thursday: Back Back: 18 Sets Pullups: 3 Sets, Warmup Barbell Rows: 3 Sets Seated Rows: 3 Sets One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 3 Sets Deadlifts: 3 Sets Barbell Shrugs: 3 Sets

Friday: OFF Saturday: Shoulders/Triceps Shoulders: 12 Sets Dumbbell Presses: 3 Sets, Warmup Dumbbell Presses: 3 Sets Front Barbell Presses: 3 Sets Bent-Over Dumbbell Laterals: 3 Sets Triceps: 9 Sets Cable Pushdowns (V Bar): 3 Sets Close-Grip Bench Presses: 3 Sets Overhead Dumbbell Presses: 3 Sets Sunday: OFF

routine notes
The following basic routine is based on a training program that I have used with great success. With this routine, you have three days of rest per week and four training days total. While that sounds pretty easy, if you attack the weights with intensity, youll see dramatic changes. Stick to rep schemes between 6-10 for each set. You can easily modify this program to meet your specific needs by adding sets and different exercises. Good luck at putting together the routine that just might make you a champion.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal Nitro or Animal Nitro G See page 52 for more details. For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.

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I started out not sure what to expect, but my strength went up about 15 pounds on the bench, 20 on the squat and a good 30 on the deadlift. I also did some checking with my cleans while I was testing. My weight went up a good nine pounds, which doesnt seem like much, but in a competition that makes a big difference Id say it is a good investment as all people who train with strength can attest to the value of a good amino supplement. - C. Sisk
Animal Nitro. Old school meets new school. Weve taken tried and true classics, amino acids, and brought them up to date for the serious lifter whos looking for something more. Listen, amino acids have been around for decades and have been used by countless athletes. As supplements, theyve stood the test of time. Theyve also been studied in great depth over the years. And those studies are always moving forward Recent research has shown that amino acids are anabolic. But that research has also shown that timing, dosages, and the mix of aminos are all extremely important. To get things rolling, you gotta start with the right mix, forms and types of aminos to gain the maximum anabolic advantage. Animal Nitros got it all.
1 animal GUIDE animal cuts

Animal Nitro has the right types of aminos (essential aminos), forms (uncoupled), dose (6 grams per pack), and the right blend of aminos (Human Muscle Protein Complex). Recent published studies have shown that to stimulate protein synthesis and spark anabolism, only essential amino acids (EAA) are necessary. Non-essential amino acids (NEAA) arent (protein powders have both EAA and NEAA). You dont need a lot either. EAA are so efficient, researchers have found that only 6 grams, orally-delivered, are necessary (this is the precise amount in each pack of Animal Nitro). However, its not just a matter of throwing in 6 grams of EAA. For example, you cant put them into tablets. Tablets, with all the fillers and

coatings, prevent the EAA from being utilized by the body efficiently. Thats why Animal Nitro comes only in quick-dissolving capsules. The ratio of EAA are important too. Well talk about this in a second We covered the types of aminos that are important. But the forms are important too. Thats why we use only uncoupled essential amino acids. Uncoupled aminos are a special form of amino acidthey are free of chemical bonds. Because of this, uncoupled aminos are rapidly absorbed by the bodyfar more rapidly and efficiently than protein powders like whey. Uncoupled aminos, unlike intact proteins (such as from foods or protein powders) can exert powerful pharmacological and

You are not here to win friends. You are not here to look pretty. You are not here to stare at some chicks ass. You know why youre here. And if you dont, then get the f... out because youre just taking up space. This is heavy duty. This is Animal. Can you handle it?

Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.


Animal Cuts: The Ultimate Fat Burning Pack 800.872.0101 www.animalpak.com

With Animal Cuts, I have developed much better than I ever expected! Within the first week and a half, I lost 9 lb of fat and even gained muscle. I have lost 3 1/4 around my waist. I am very impressed with Animal Cuts and cant wait to see what Ill look like after two more cycles! J. Leblanc
Cardio sucks. There's no beauty in it, no awe-inspiring performances. You're not moving huge weight. It's just tedious, painful. But you do it because you have to. It's a necessary evil. Why not make it easier? Why not make your sentence on the stepper or stationary bike shorter, more efficient? Why should professional bodybuilders get all the advantages? With Animal Cuts, you can get the same extrastrength cutting formula that pros use. Whether you're preparing for a show or just trying to get in top condition, you need the raw power of Animal Cuts. Make no mistake about it, Animal Cuts is unlike anything out there. It's an uncompromising "cutting" supplement that has been designed to produce visible results for bodybuilding competitions. Unlike most conventional "fat burners" out there, Animal Cuts is more than just a thermogenic. It is the only comprehensive and complete cutting formula on the market. Take a look at any fat burner. It might contain basic thermogenics and a few other ingredients sprinkled in. This product is a thermogenic product and only a thermogenic product. Thermogenics help raise the bodys metabolism, thereby allowing it to burn calories more efficiently. But thermogenics may not work well for everyone. Maybe you've been on one for a while now. Maybe you drink a lot of coffee in the morning and soda throughout the day. The human body can easily become desensitized to these kinds of ingredients after prolonged use, thus reducing its overall effectiveness. For some athletes, the problem may even transcend thermogenesis. Your problem, for instance, might be releasing stored bodyfat. Or maybe you have a sluggish thyroid (thyroid hormones directly control your body's metabolism). You might be insulinresistant, a condition which makes it extremely difficult to shed bodyfat. Impaired neurotransmitter function can also make life difficult for you, encouraging bingeing. Maybe your problem is not fat at all, but subcutaneous water weight. After all, you can come in with low bodyfat levels, but if youre

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holding subcutaneous water, you're cooked. Excess water will make you look soft and puffy. It can hide your definition. The point is, athletes need to overcome many difficult obstacles in order to achieve maximum cuts and separations. So if you've had little success with conventional "fat burners" in the past, now you know why. You might have been using a fat burner that didn't meet your needs. Only Animal Cuts is guaranteed to address all of your weight-loss needs. Animal Cuts is comprehensive. Each convenient pak delivers 30 active ingredients. Every day, for 21 consecutive days, you'll get nearly 7500 milligrams of pure fat shredding power. Nine distinct components make up the Animal Cuts: (1) thermogenic complex; (2) lipotropic complex; (3) metabolic complex; (4) diuretic complex; (5) thyroid complex; (6) insulin potentiators; (7) nucleotide regulators; (8) neurotransmitter regulators; and (9) our special Animal Cuts Complex. As a thermogenic, Animal Cuts is the most powerful product available. It naturally contains a powerful, standardized synephrine. Animal Cuts also includes five other potent thermogenics: octopamine, tyramine, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), L-theanine, and phenylethylamine (PEA). This thermogenic complex found in Animal Cuts increases thermogenesis and shifts substrate utilization in favor of fat oxidation. Translation: Animal Cuts selectively favors fat burning while sparing lean mass like nothing else. A lipotropic agent is something that causes the release of fatty acids from the liver whereby it can be burned for energy. Lipotropics also ensure that fat metabolism functions efficiently. With choline cit-

rate, betaine hydrochloride, and inositol monophosphate, Animal Cuts provides a complete lipotropic formula for the most demanding athlete. From a metabolic point of view, guarana, which has been standardized for caffeine, works synergistically alongside Animal Cuts thermogenic complex to raise your body's core metabolism. Carnitine is a valuable ingredient which helps your body transport or shuttle fatty acids into the mitochondria in cells where they are burned for energy. If you have a carnitine deficiency, these fatty acids cannot be burned. Thats the importance of carnitine. Conventional fat burners dont even consider water retention. When it comes to shedding excess water weight though, the kind that gives your body a soft, puffy look, nothing is better than Animal Cuts. With 500mg of active ingredients including dandelion root (taraxacum) and uva ursi, Animal Cuts works alongside the thermogenics and lipotropics to give you a completely shredded, razor-sharp look. The problem with most diuretic supplements is that they often deplete the body of key electrolytes, including potassium. When this happens, your muscles lose their pump and size. Potassium has been included in Animal Cuts to preserve muscular fullness. Athletes who are dieting run the risk of slowing down thyroid function. Reduced calories, stress, and intense training all lower key thyroid hormones which are responsible for controlling your body's metabolism and lipolysis. These conditions lead to reduced conversion of the thyroid hormone T4 to T3. T3 possesses five times the biological activity of T4 and is important for maintaining your body's metabolism. When your dieting

hits a wall and progress slows, your thyroid is often the culprit. Animal Cuts has a unique complex designed to enhance both thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) output, thus helping to keep your metabolism up and running smoothly. Insulin, an anabolic hormone, plays a crucial role in weight loss. Insulin resistance can lead to difficulty in reducing body fat as increased insulin levels signal your body to begin storing fat. Therefore, any pre-competition cutting supplement needs to address this issue. Animal Cuts, with its patented, cutting-edge insulin potentiators, ensures that your body will utilize insulin effectively and efficiently. By stabilizing insulin and blood-sugar levels, your body can optimally reduce body fat. Finally, Animal Cuts incorporates three additional components designed to optimize the body's ability to reduce fat and increase vascularity. Special nucleotides and neurotransmitters help keep your energy levels high and maintain the proper brain chemistry. Combined with our proprietary Animal Cuts Complex which includes Citrilene, naringinen, shoagols, and gingerols, Animal Cuts can help you reduce appetites, carb and sugar cravings, and bingeing while maximizing carb metabolism. Animal Cuts has it all. One can, 42 packs, 1 month. That's all it will take to get you hard, shredded, and in top condition.

required for
Extreme definition & vascularity Athletes who hold excess water Max striations and cuts

daily dose
Two packs per day, every day for 3 consecutive weeks on both training and nontraining days.

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selected ingredient profile


Thermogenic Complex Octopamine Tyramine Synephrine EGCG PEA Lipotropic Complex Inositol Choline Betaine HCl Metabolic Complex Caffeine L-Carnitine Diuretic Complex Taraxacum Uva Ursi Thyroid Complex Guggulsterones Isoflavones Insulin Potentiators Alpha Lipoic Acid Chromium Nucleotide/Neurotransmitter Regulators Inosine Phosphate Hypericin L-Tyrosine Animal Cuts Complex Citrilene Willow Bark L-Phenylalanine Grapefruit Extract

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Astrup A, et al. The effect of ephedrine/caffeine mixture on energy expenditure and body composition in obese women. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 41(7):686-88, 1992. Astrup A, et al. The effect and safety of an ephedrine/caffeine compound compared to ephedrine, caffeine and placebo in obese subjects on an energy restricted diet. Int J Obes 1992;16(4):269-77. Breum, et al. Comparison of an ephedrine/caffeine combination and dexfenfluramine in the treatment of obesity: a doubleblind multi-center trial in general practice. Int J Obes 1994;18:99-103. Britton G, Haslam E. Gallotannins. Part XII. Phenolic constituents of Arcostaphylos uva-ursi L. Spreng. J Chem Soc 1965;7312-19. Buck SH and Burks TF. Capsaicin: hot new pharmacological tool. Tips 1983;4:84. Dulloo AG. Efficacy of green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;70:1040-1045. Dulloo AG, et al. Green tea and thermogenesis: interactions between catechin-polyphenols, caffeine and sympathetic activity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord (in press). Dulloo AG, et al. Tealine and thermogenesis: interactions

between polyphenols, caffeine and sympathetic activity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 1996;20:71. Dulloo AG, Miller DS. Ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin: "overthe-counter" drugs that interact to stimulate thermogenesis in the obese. Nutrition 1989;5(1):7-9. Greig C, et al. The effect of oral supplementation with L-carnitine on maximum and submaximum exercise capacity. Eur J Appl Physiol 1985;54:131-35. Katts GR, Ficher JA and Blum K. The effects of chromium picolinate supplementation on body composition in different age groups. Age 1993;14:138. McCarthy MF. Hypothesis: sensitization of insulin-dependent hypothalamic glucoreceptors may account for the fat-reducing effects of chromium picolinate. J Optimal Nutr 1993;21:36-53. Soop M, et al. Influence of carnitine supplementation on muscle substrate and carnitine metabolism during exercise. J Appl Physiol 1988;64:2394-99. Toubro S, et al. Safety and efficacy of long-term treatment with ephedrine, caffeine and an ephedrine/caffeine mixture. Int J Obes 17(1):S69-72, 1993. Tripathi YB, et al. Thyroid stimulating actions of z-guggulsterone obtained from commiphora mukul. Planta Med 1984;1:78. Zeisel SH, et al. Choline, an essential nutrient for humans. FASEB J 1991;5:2093-2098

recommended stacks
Stack Animal Cuts with Animal Pak for optimal results. During a pre-contest dieting phase, you might also want to consider adding Animal Nitro or Animal Nitro G to help maximize gains, improve recovery, and promote overall conditioning.

product size
42 Pack Can (3 Week Cycle)

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CYCLE: Four Day Split, Three Days Off LEVEL: Intermediate To Advanced GOAL: Overall Physique Monday: Chest/Biceps/Calves Chest Flat Bench: 5 Sets x 8 Reps Incline Dumbbell Presses: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Flat Dumbbell Flyes: 3 Sets x 8 Reps Close-Grip Bench: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Biceps Straight Barbell Curls: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Close EZ Bar Curls: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Calves Standing Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Seated Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Tuesday: Legs/Abs Legs Squats: 5 Sets x 8 Reps Leg Presses: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Stiff-Legged Deadlifts: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Leg Extensions: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Leg Curls: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Abs Straight-Leg Lifts: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Bent-Knee Leg Lifts: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Incline Sit-Ups: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Wednesday: OFF Thursday: Back/Calves Back Cable Pulldowns: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Reverse Barbell Rows: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets x 8 Reps

Barbell Shrugs: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Rear Shrugs: 3 Sets x 8 Reps Calves Standing Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Seated Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Friday: OFF Saturday: Shoulders/Triceps/Abs Shoulders Rear Military Presses: 5 Sets x 12 Reps Front Military Presses: 5 Sets x 12 Reps Bent-Over Laterals: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Triceps Nose Breakers: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Dips: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Tricep Pushdowns: 4 Sets x 8 Reps Abs Straight-Leg Lifts: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Bent-Knee Leg Lifts: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Incline Sit-Ups: 4 Sets x 12 Reps Sunday: OFF

routine notes
This is a no frills workout that covers the basics. It's great for thickening up the muscles. If something in this routine is not working for you, improvise and get it right. Keep the rest between sets short, no longer than 60 seconds.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal Stak2 Animal Cuts See page 47 for more details. For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.

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by G Diesel

His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. That is the real shit right there. Words spoken by President Theodore Roosevelt almost a century ago. The man Teddy was speaking of is the kind of guy we all need to be... A gladiator in the arena of life. The risk-taker, the warrior, the one willing to go all out and put it all on the line in pursuit of his dream. The man who takes control of his destiny, antes up and puts it all on the table, knowing that it is better to dare greatly and fail, than to play it safe and never try at all. Fuck that. Life is too short and there aint no reset button on this game. There aint no return flight on this trip, so it is about time we step up to the plate and go for ours today, because tomorrow may never come. There are steps to be taken to illuminate the path of success. We always need to conceive a master plan to be executed and carried out, forever progressing towards a goal just over the horizon. Laying a foundation for the house of our dreams starts with just one brick. Once you start pulling those new bricks from the pile and laying them in place, the wall grows pretty quickly. Visualize your goals, pile up those bricks, and use these tools to lay them in place. Before you know it, youll be living large in a mansion fit for a king. Conceive to Achieve Before we get ahead of ourselves lets clear one thing up: Youve first gotta know what in fact it is that you want out of life. Who are you really? What makes you happy? What makes you proud? What motivates you? What is your ideal life? You need the answers to these questions or youll go nowhere fast. You need to identify your goals clearly and in detail before you can set out to achieve anything. The more you know about yourself and what you want out of life, the easier it is to map out a game plan to get there. First Things First Prioritize. If you want to be a bodybuilder more than anything else, then bodybuilding has to come first--before everything else. Shit, maybe Im overstating the need for tunnel vision, but you must be consumed by your goals in order to reach them... You gotta do your homework. You get out what you put in, believe that. You have to find time to train, to prepare your food, to eat and to take your supplements, to be about the business of being a bodybuilder. Yeah, you need to be obsessive, but that is what it takes to be the best at anything. If that is asking too much, then get used to being an also ran. Dont worry; you wont be lonely--that isnt a particularly exclusive club.

Tiny + Small + Little = One Big Motherfucker If your goal is to gain twenty quality pounds in the next year, know that it aint going to happen overnight. That isnt how this game works. Not to mention the fact that running to the scale everyday with your twenty-pound goal in mind is going to make the incremental daily progress seem minute to the point of being inconsequential. Break your goals down into their simplest terms. Twenty pounds in one year works out to five pounds every three months, which is less than two pounds a month, less than half a pound a week. When stripped down to its bare essence, the final goal seems far less daunting and each tiny target needed to get there seems all the more attainable. Set up each little challenge and knock it dow. Only then move on to the next. Sometimes all it takes is some finely tuned perspective to put us over the top. Be That Guy You see him in your head, in your minds eye. He is as clear as the image in your bathroom mirrorthe perfect you. The best friend, the perfect husband or father, the ideal businessman, the best bodybuilder who ever lived In your mind, in the depths of your being, he is you. That vision can be your greatest ally on the road to success. When faced with a particular situationpunking out on a training session, calling out of work, cheating on your diet or your girlfriendstop and ask yourself, What would the perfect me do in this spot? Answering that question honestly makes giving anything less than your best effort nearly impossible. The more often you behave in keeping with how your ideal vision of yourself would act, the closer you are to bringing him to fruition. One day he might wink back at you in your reflection. The status quo is a motherfucker, Animal. It hangs around our necks every day of our lives. Society calls us to be less. It demands that we be average, cuz the less we make of ourselves, the less the rest of the world has to live up to. Who the fuck cares what the next man expects of you if it doesnt jive with your dreams? Free yourselves of the tiny, narrow-minded expectations imposed upon you and go for yours. Criticize no man but yourself. Do what it is you feel you were put on Earth to do and fuck everything else. Our time here is short, so dont waste a second of it being anything less than your best, anybody other than yourself. Do you until the fuckin wheels come off...

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT IN THE GYM


Machine: When I was younger, I did 8 reps of strict military presses at 415 pounds. Now thats not a whole lot, but I was a young kid. At the time, I just remember feeling blown away, knowing what Id just accomplished. Later, I remember doing some leg presses of about 2100 pounds for 32 reps. After that, I had to lay down in the corner of the gym for a while. Vinny: Yeah, leg day. I was training for the 93 USAs with my training partners Joey Caputo and Chris Barron at Strong And Shapely Gym, and no, it aint no pussy gym. My last set of squats, 465/8 reps, drop set to 405/8 reps, drop set to 315/8 reps, drop set to 225/15 reps. Shit, I couldnt see straight. I do remember running to the toilet. I fucking threw up all over. Joe: Ive got tons of training moments, but for me, Ill never forget when I first joined a hardcore gym. I was 17, and being the youngest there, the big guys took me under their wings. Now when I train, Im pretty quiet. Well, back then, the guys would get on my case about screaming before and during a set. One night, during a set of heavy flyes, I tried screaming as I finished out my last two reps. Instead of sounding tough, what came of my throat sounded like a 13-year old girl who just saw a rock star. The entire gym broke out laughing. From that day on, I vowed never to scream again.

eight months of inactivity before I was even able to walk again. The first place I walked to was right back into my gym. I did stay away from deadlifts for a while though. Machine: Once, I ripped my bicep. I was cheat curling 275 for reps and it just tore. I heard a fibrous tear. My whole bicep turned blue and black the next day. I was out of commission for five months. The bicep hurt a lot more, but was less serious than when I tore my quad. I was doing legs, on my third exercise, squats. I was exhausted. I was on my 10th rep of 575 when I heard my quad tear. Man, it sounded like a grapefruit being ripped from the peel. With a tear like this, the muscle rolls up. I remember seeing a huge knot at my hip, a ball of muscle. Couldnt walk. But I completed the squat with the tear. I had no choice. I dont use spotters, so I had to either dump the weight or finish. The hardest part was walking the weight back into the rack. Then, I vomited for 45 minutes uncontrollably. The doctors had to reattach the muscle surgically. They cut into my leg, rolled the muscle back down, and sutured it. Schak: Bro, thats tough. Similar thing happened to a bud of mine who was doing squats. Both of his quad tendons detached from his knees. When a guys tendons go, they actually tear through the quad muscles. Man, it was the ugliest thing I had ever seen. Here was this 250 pound guy screaming and crying, with both of his knees dangling at the sides of his legs. I mean, his knees were literally on the side of his legs, toward to the back. When this happened, he couldnt even stand up. The good news is, after his operation and eight hard weeks of being bed-ridden and in a hip cast, he actually came back to the gym. Hes in rehab now and walking again. Good luck, Bill.

Dieting lets you strip everything away. Dieting shows you all the details you fought so hard for. Its an awesome feeling. Vinny: I was doing a Weider photo shoot at the head office in California, and in walks Lou Ferrigno. Lou Ferrigno. Holy shit, was all I could remember thinking. This is the Incredible Hulk. Joe: The moment they announced my name as the overall winner of the 1991 Mr. America. The previous year was incredibly difficult with family problems, financial issues, job issues, girlfriend problems, training problems. I got on the plane with no job and my last $50 in my pocket. Even before the prejudging, my chief competitors drunk brother tried to start a fight with me, and during prejudging I developed a severe stomach ailment. It culminated at that moment onstage, where I was named Mr. America. I think if the contest was held one day later, I would have crashed both physically and mentally.

WORST GYM MEMORY


Schak: Without a doubt, it would have to be that day I was deadlifting. After my fourth set, around the third rep, I heard a pop and felt a sharp pain in my lower back. I didnt think much about it until the next morning when I realized I couldnt get my ass out of bed. A few tests and one MRI later, guess what, Ive got two protruding disks and a pain that you wouldnt wish on your worst enemy. So I spent about ten days in the hospital. They put me in traction, which really sucked, and it probably made the pain worse instead of better. Well, I signed myself out against their wishes. It took
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BEST BODYBUILDING MOMENT


Machine: The last two weeks before any show. When you diet, you see the changes that are taking place and it just hits you all at once how far youve come, how quickly.

at powerlifting, that was a far cry from being on-stage in posing trunks. I remember being so nervous, I thought Id throw up. The teen class was huge, and I was the very last to go out for my routine. I still have the video, and you can see the terrified look on my face until I hit my first pose. The audience went nuts. Then, this big, happy smile came over my face. I still remember how it felt, that very moment. It doesnt get any better than that. Schak: No it doesnt, bro. It sure doesnt. When I won Nationals on my first try, that was definitely cool. No, that was fucking incredible. And winning Mr. Universe with a perfect score? Now that was something else altogether. That was something special.

DEFINE HARDCORE
Vinny: Hardcore is a guy who works hard. He trains smart and never misses a meal. Hes a guy who is absolutely dedicated. A freak, on the other hand, is someone who eats like shit and trains like shit, and is still a freak. He looks fucking great no matter what he does. Schak: Yeah, a freak can just look at the weights and hell grow like a fucking weed. Hes got the genetics. The right attitude can make up some ground though. Hardcore is old time, old school bodybuilding. Hardcore is always trying to break through limitations. Machine: Hardcore is a compliment. It means youve achieved something that others can only dream about. You give up everything. Everything. You get used to pain. You train through injuries. You give up a normal life. It takes you two hours just to make your meals everyday. And there are no shortcuts. I remember one time, this one light heavy actually competed with synthol and blood oozing out of his shoulder. It was a mockery of bodybuilding. Sure, freakiness and size is great. But if youre a bag of oil, Im not impressed. Anyone can get a bottle of oil and shoot up. Anyone can buy size in a bottle. What separates a champion from everyone else is a work ethic. You cant buy that. Thats hardcore. Joe: Its an attitude. Its not screaming in the gym. Its not wearing tank tops in forty degree weather. Its not about excuses why you cant squat. Its not being an asshole to other guys in the gym. Its not about spitting or throwing weights around. Its about intensity and dedication. Its about going into the gym and getting the job done. No excuses. Its about the way you think: iron is no match for you. Its about dreaming of the next workout when youve just finished your current one. Its staying hungry, always wanting more. Machine: Yeah, its all that. Me, I learned the old school methods from the old-time, hardcore bodybuilders. Old school or hardcore. To me, theyre one and the same. Both mean you have to be willing to get your hands dirty. It means enjoying the feeling of lying under bone-crushing poundages. Most lifters can't wait to put the weights down at the end of a set. Old time bodybuilders live for it. We dream of it at night.
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Vinny: While pumping up backstage at the 93 USAs, Chris Faldo started pumping up like an hour before he needed to. We were all looking at him like he was fucking nuts. But that bastard got me all revved up and I was like a fireball by the time I got on stage. Joe: You were definitely in the zone, my friend. At the 1991 Mr. America, after I won my class, feeling the confidence and momentum start to build inside me going into the posedown. My only thought was that I was going to go out there and show my best, and that Id come so far, I wasnt going to go without a fight. People refer to it as being in the zone, or in the moment. At that instant, I was. It almost seems like a dream now. Schak: Yeah, youre right about that. One time, I was backstage at the Universe after pre-judging. I asked Jimmy Manion, who at that time was our team coach, if he thought Id won the whole thing. He turned to me and said, If you were to fall off the stage and break your leg in the finals, youd still win the damn show. We still laugh about that today. Machine: It was at the Metropolitan championships where I won the super heavys. I remember being in the pump up area. When the other competitors looked at me, I saw the look in their eyes. They knew it was all over. They were competing for second. I love that feeling, getting pumped up. Everything else just fades away. Just like a dream.

Schak: Id have to honestly say it was meeting my current girlfriend, Dawn. Shes totally supportive of what I do. She loves bodybuilding and training. Shes a beautiful person. Thank you, baby! If you guys have anything to say about this, go to hell. Machine: No way. Any woman who supports a hardcore bodybuilder all the way is tough to find. They have to put up with a lot of shit. Shes a real keeper.

BEST COMPETITION MOMENT


Vinny: I had just won the middleweight class at the USAs. I was so excited backstage, I started to cry. Up walks Paul Dillett. He smacks me hard on the back of the head. I was like, dude, Paul Dillett just smacked me. Awesome! Joe: I know how it feels to win. My first bodybuilding show, the 1984 South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships. Id been overweight my entire life, and even though I did well

by Schak
Be prepared This is going to be a rough ride. Im not saying you want to do this all the time but once in awhile you can be different. So you wanna be a bodybuilder Of course you know how to diet, train, what supplements to take Youre on your way. The way I see it, youre on your way back to the drawing board. Maybe youre one of those people who makes everything technical: Well if I up my carbohydrate meals by 20%, I should be able to gain about 20 pounds of muscle in the off-season. Or on the other hand, Maybe if I only eat one or two meal(s) less, I can decrease my body fat by 5% and be ready for a show within the next three months. Some of these approaches are so full of shit, I can smell it. Go ahead, spend all your time on the computer looking at those opinionated, wasteland bodybuilding chat rooms that have arguments such as, What is leaner, chicken or tuna? Everyone thinks they know it all, but putting it into perspective, they often dont know shit. The reality is pricelesseverybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but few want to lift heavy weights or eat the shit that they should be eating. I am here today to make you well aware of what you should be doing and not what youre doing. We will dissect the word bodybuilding and draw three conclusions: What is good, bad, and necessary when it comes to dieting. Taking into consideration that you are in your mid 20s, about 58, and weighing a sleek 170, your off-season (as beginners like to call it) is not about upping your calories by a whopping 500 clean calories to promote tremendous growth. Your potential is being limited by so many of these empty theories. I am going to let you in on a little secret that has only been around for about 40 years or so: If you wanna grow, eat. Red meat, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, pasta, rice (dont listen to anyoneit does not matter whether it is white or brown), chicken, and, believe it or not, bread. These are some of your friends. These are the friends you should be hanging out with anywhere between 6-8 times a day. Go out, have a beer and relax Try to get laidit is a good de-stressor. I know what youre thinking: But what if all these unwanted calories, carbohydrates, and fats make me look bloated, smooth, and quite possibly (dont say it, please dont say it) fat? Who fucking cares?!? Do you think all the top competitors were never fat at one point in their career? You think that Mr. Olympia got to be 296 pounds on stage by monitoring his caloric intake in the off-season? He also realizes that force-feeding (yes, eating even when youre not hungry) is and always will be an evil necessity to this sport. No one I know ever grew by eating chicken in a salad with a tablespoon of oil and balsamic vinegar Some of these guys--waiting for them to make gains is like watching grass grow. A 2,000-2,500 calorie diet should not even be a thought. Remember it is okay to get big; it is part of the sport. Heres another secret that you may have not heard in the past 20 years: Lifting weights does not make you grow. Lifting actually breaks down muscle until you feed it. So when you feed, feed well. If you want to grow, put down the 4 ounces of chicken and broccoli and opt for Burger King (Wendys is my favorite), or about a pound of steak and some baked potatoes. And yeah, throw in a lean protein shake for shits and giggles. Again lets go back to the word bodybuildingforming a body with the correct symmetry, hardness, muscle density, vascularity, and leanness. The kind of physique that causes everyone to look at you and say, Damn, whos that?!? However, in order to do this, you must first build a basenot by dieting, but by getting thick. Now lets move on to what novices like to call dieting or pre-contest. By now, after a good year or two, you should weigh 210, solidly built, strong as an ox and be banging any girl who even seems remotely interested (dont be misled, girls still dig big guys). Lets diet What do I mean? Lets carve out a specimen. How do we do that you ask? Well we will only eat 5 meals of low sodium low fat tuna out of a can with asparagus on the side for about 16 weeks, creating a flat, emaciated version of the same physique. Are you out of your fucking mind? Brother, listen to me By the time you go onstage, weeds would have more thickness than you, but you will be shredded. This is neither what you want nor what the judges want to see; they get paid for critiquing a physique, not thrashing another body onstage. The same principles apply to dieting as they do to getting big, but in a different context. Calories are kept high; feed your body to maintain muscle and possibly gain, do your cardio consistently and keep the training the same. Dont do more reps with a lighter weightit is a waste of your time and energy; get a pump doing 1012 reps and go home, period. Although the same principles apply, calories must be cleaner and meals should be more frequent. If you are doing everything correctly, you should be eating every two hours. Do the math: Start at 6:00 am and end at 10:00pm (dont ask me if it is okay to eat that lateI will beat you like a red-headed stepchild). That is about 9-10 meals a day. What kind of meals you ask? Not cheesecake or french fries, but a cleaner consumption of food (lean meats such as chicken, steak, fish; good fats such as peanut butter, flaxseed oil, or almonds; and good sources of carbohydrates such as baked or sweet potatoes, rice, green vegetables). In other words, almost the total opposite of what you were eating before. Remember, your body needs to burn off some source of energy from fat or carbs before it hits protein. You do not want to burn proteinthen, my friend, youre burning all that muscle you have worked so hard for. Some guys diet using fat and protein. Other guys diet using carbs and protein. There is no secret to this either Use whatever your body adapts to better. True, tuna and asparagus will cut fat, but it will put you right back to step 1 recognizing that something aint right. A pre-contest diet sucks. I mean lets face it, going from eating everything that tastes good to everything that is dry and hard to swallow (make sure you drink plenty of water to wash down that dry chicken or can of tuna) is not exactly an easy transition. But remember, it is all part of the necessary evils that I talk about in this sport. Now since I have shed some light on the subject of bodybuilding and have shown you both sides of the coin, you should be sick and tired of food, but more knowledgeable. You will not know everything This is just a base for you to start with. Dont get me wrong, some of you will cheat on your diet, probably not eat enough in the off-season and do the exact opposite of everything I just talked about. But the few who have comprehended and absorbed the information will be in a good position when they compete First.

You stand alone, ten plates in the hole. Its you versus the weight. Youre thinking, Im gonna get friggin crushed. Youre thinking, Im not gonna get up. But you will. You always do. Yeah, youll puke. Yeah, itll be hard getting off the shitter the next couple days. But itll be worth it, cuz when theres chalk on your hands and sweat on your back, theres no better place in the world. This is pain. This is Animal. Can you handle it?

Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.


Animal Nitro G: Accelerated EAA Transport 800.872.0101 www.animalpak.com

"At the start of the program I was doing eighteen 45 lb plates for 10 on my third set. By the third week I was able to rep 22 plates for ten, as my squats improved, so did my deadlifts." - N. Geoghagen, New York
Essential amino acids (EAAs). You need em cuz your body cant make them on its ownyou can only get them from diet and supplementation. You want them cuz you know how important EAAs are after liftingonly EAAs are needed to spark protein synthesis in order to achieve anabolic effects. Non-essential amino acids arent necessary. Non-essential aminos can get wasted. What you want are the right forms of essential aminos in the right ratios and amounts. With Animal Nitro G, you dont have to figure it out. We did. Animal Nitro G has the same exact Human Muscle Protein Complex as found in the original Animal Nitro With a twist. With Animal Nitro G, you get the same uncoupled essential amino acid formula as found in the original Animal Nitro (based on the composition of human muscle itself), but you also get the addition of 35g of dextrose. Think of the added dextrose as a kind of supercharger. This important carb takes those key essential aminos your muscles need and ignites em. And unlike Animal Nitro, which are packets of fast-acting capsules, Animal Nitro G is a powdered drink mixdelicious grape-flavored to be precisethat contains a proven dose of 6g of key aminos along with 35g of dextrose. So why did we add the dextrose? Simple. Simple carbs taken post-training can influence the effects of EAAs on protein synthesis in a positive way. In one recent study, researchers looked at the anabolic impact of 6g of essential aminos mixed with 35g of simple carbs on weightlifters. They found that the EAA/carb drink promoted muscle anabolism. In fact, protein synthesis increased by ~400% above predrink values when it was taken within a short period of time after lifting. Researchers theorize that this result might reflect a interactive effect between amino acid availability, insulin, and lifting. In a more recent study, the mixture of essential aminos and simple carbs has been shown to provide another important benefit. Researchers at the University of Texas gave an essential aminos/carb drink healthy men who were confined to beds

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for 28 days. Using state-of-the-art methods to measure strength and muscle volume, the researchers came to some pretty amazing conclusions. What they found was that the placebo group lost about a pound of leg muscle on average and a good amount of leg strength. The essential amino/carb group kept all their leg muscle and lost only about half the strength. According to lead researcher Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones, We thought it was the most astounding thing that even though our subjects did no exercise, they were able to maintain muscle mass. Now this is important. Lets say youre stuck in bed, recuperating. Or maybe youre out traveling and cant get to a gym. Whatever the case, the study suggests that if you supplement with essential aminos and carbs like those found in Animal Nitro G, it might be possible to actually prevent muscle loss and keep more of your strength. So whether youre out of action for a week or even four weeks, youd probably want to keep a pack of Animal Nitro G with you at all times. One important noteits not just a simple matter of taking a protein powder like whey and mixing it with a simple carb. While this conventional PWO shake still has value during the critical nutritional window of opportunity, the studies that are being done have specifically looked at essential aminosspecific ratios and forms of essential aminos. Our Animal Nitro G packs are based on the proven 6/35 ratio of aminos to carbs. So if youre going to take your regular PWO shake, first take Animal Nitro G, wait another 3045 minutes, then take your shake. Listen, only Animal Nitro and Animal Nitro G has the unique blend of essential amino acids. Nothing else does. With Animal Nitro

G, now you have a choice. If youre cutting back on carbs, and want a straight essential amino acid product, you have Animal Nitro. Animal Nitro gives you a lot of flexibility. But if you mostly take your essential aminos after you train and want the simple carbs, now you have Animal Nitro G. Its great tasting and fast-acting. Whichever one you choose, youll get the same great amino acid blend that serious lifters everywhere have been talking about.

required for
Competitive strength & power athletes High-intensity training Athletes who are dieting Individuals bulking on higher protein diets Lifters looking for an anabolic edge

daily dose
To take advantage of the nutritional window of opportunity, take 1 pack on training days within 30 minutes following lifting. If you also use a regular post-workout shake (PWO), wait at least another 30-45 minutes before taking it. Always take Animal Nitro G on an empty stomach.

recommended stacks
Like Animal Pak, we think Animal Nitro G is a foundational supplement. It should be a staple in your nutritional arsenal. Animal Nitro G can provide you with the basic building blocks you needs to grow. You can stack it with Animal Pak or other Animal supplements depending on your goals.

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Every week, thousands of bodybuilders and powerlifters call in or e-mail us at trainer@animalpak.com. What's on their minds? They want a customized Animal supplement stack that will work best for their unique needs. Maybe youre a competitive bodybuilder training for a show. Maybe youre just a serious lifter whos hit a wall. Maybe youre gearing up for a meet? Maybe you are a "hardgainer" who wants to gain quality weight. Whatever your needs, we've collected some of our most popular supplement stacks right here. So strap on your seatbelts, cuz we're about to reveal these Animal supplement "stacks" right now.
#1: The Basic Training Stack Goal This basic, simple stack is perfect for bodybuilders and powerlifters looking to take their training and nutrition to the next level. This is also a great basic stack to help you break through any performance plateaus that you may have reached, increase your strength and kickstart growth. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Nitro or Nitro G Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack daily, with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Animal Nitro: 1 pack on training days, within 30 minutes after lifting. You can follow this up with your regular PWO shake another 30-45 minutes later. For superior results, you can also take another pack before lifting to prime your muscles. Suggested Training Routine Training Routine #6 (p.35) Tips This basic two product stack provides the basic nutrients you need to train efficiently and prevent nutritional gaps including vitamins, minerals, essential fats, essential aminos, etc. Combined with a good diet and lifting program, you should see some solid gains. #2: The Basic Anabolic Stack Goal This is a basic, no nonsense, streamlined stack designed for all intermediate to advanced bodybuilders looking for an added edge. These athletes typically train hard and eat clean throughout the year. Their diets are complete and high in protein. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Stak2 Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack with either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Animal Stak2: 1 pack 30 minutes prior to training Suggested Training Routine Training Routine #5 (p.27) Tips With Animal Pak, you not only get complete, all-in-one nutrition, you also get a supplement that helps ensure that the Animal Stak2 works optimally. Combined with 4-6 balanced meals per day, this simple double stack can help produce significant results in a relatively short period of time. #3: The Pre-Contest Cutting Stack Goal This is an ideal stack for competitive lifters seeking to maximize striations, cuts, and vascularity while minimizing water retention and fat deposition. With proper pre-contest dieting, this stack can help increase muscle hardness, overall conditioning, and deep cuts. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Cuts, Animal Nitro Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack daily, with a meal. Animal Cuts: 2 packs daily, with at least 4 hours between each pack. Animal Nitro: 2 packs, one 30 minutes prior to weight training (empty stomach), and another pack immediately after training. As Animal Nitro contains no carbs (unlike Animal Nitro G), you have more flexibility with respect to your carb intake. Suggested Training Routine Training Routine #4 (p. 15) Tips Be sure to drink plenty of water. Aim for at least a gallon per day. If doing both weight training and cardio during the same session, always hit the weights first, followed by cardio. Anaerobic activity is fueled by glycogen, and after weight training, the cardio will tap into fat

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stores more efficiently. When performing cardio, the intensity level should not be too high as entering the anaerobic threshold encourages carb utilization, not fat oxidation. #4: The Foundation Stack Goal For seasoned trainers looking to consistently add size and strength. This stack combines core elements designed to ensure steady, sustained gains and productive training. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Nitro, Animal Flex Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack daily with breakfast Animal Nitro: 2 packs daily pre and post workout Animal Flex: 1 pack daily with a meal Suggested Training Routine Training Routine # 5 (p.27) Tips Consistency in all things is the key. Plan your meals and training so as to ensure constant progress. #5: The Basic Size & Gains Stack Goal To add some serious size and strength in a short period of time. This stack does not need to be cycled. Instead, it can be used on a daily basis. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Pump

Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack daily with breakfast Animal Pump: 1 pack 30 minutes before training Suggested Training Routine Training Routine # 8 (p.75) Tips Prioritize taking in extra calories and getting ample rest. Add a gainer shake to breakfast and have another before bed. This is a solid, basic stack that can be taken every day, all year round. #6: The Off-Season Mass Gaining Stack Goal This powerful triple stack is perfect for lifters looking for quality gains in the off-season. This unique stack can help produce maximum results in minimum time. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Stak2, Animal MStak Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack daily, with a meal. Animal Stak2: 1 pack daily, 30-45 minutes prior to training. Animal MStak: 1 pack daily, either 4 hours before or after Animal Stak2. Suggested Training Routine Training Routine #10 (pg. 87)

Include generous helpings of lean beef, tuna, chicken, pork, and turkey. Consume protein with every meal. Supplement with essential fats and stick to low glycemic index carbs. #7: The Basic Definition Stack Goal This is our basic defining stack. Its for guys who are happy with their size and physiques, but want a little extra definition. Tools Animal Pak, Animal Cuts, Animal Stak2 Schedule Animal Pak: 1 pack daily, with a meal. Animal Cuts: 2 packs daily, with at least 4 hours between each pack. Animal Stak2: 1 pack 30 minutes before training. Suggested Training Routine Training Routine #7 (pg. 41) Tips By throwing in a little cardio after lifting, your metabolism should get a good kickstart to help you on your way.

Tips Aim for 5-6 six meals daily, every 2-3 hours.

If you got questions about any of these stacks or if you want your very own personalized Animal supplement stack, one based on your goals, all you gotta do is email us here: trainer@animalpak.com.

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by Bulldog
The unmotivated. The weak. The ones that always have an excuse for why they have not yet reached their goals. You know the type of person Im talking about. The could have been, the should have been, the almost was something type. Are you one of them? Or do you grab your dreams by the balls, take control of what you want, and go after it? Do you have the heart, determination, drive, persistence, perseverance, and that Animal lust for that which will undeniably be yours one day? Do you want to be big? Strong? Can you muster up enough drive and ambition every time you are in the gym to give your all? Can you mentally say fuck the world and everything in it cuz all that exists right now is this weight I am about to move, no matter what? Listen up brothers. Motivation is the key to anything in life. In the world of iron, only the motivated will survive. There is nothing like the feeling of adrenaline coursing through your veins like a jacked up hydraulic pump making you shake, sweat, and filling you with anger and rage right before a heavy lift. Its the fucking best. I love it. You have to love it. If you dont you should probably go buy a fitness magazine and read up on the latest to firm up that fat ass of yours. Did I say that? Sorry, I guess that may have been a little rough, but fuck it, so is training like an Animal. Moving iron takes motivation. Growing to those sick proportions of the ones we consider freaks takes motivation. Some of my favorite motivators are heavy music, new gyms, and different training partners to bang heads and compete with while training. Training with someone who is stronger and much more developed is a great motivator. Lastly and probably the most powerful motivator for me is finding that one thought that enrages me enough to rip someones arms and legs off. I wont share my thoughts, cuz they are mine and may be a little twisted, but they work for me. Whats life like without a spine? I dont know cuz I have one. I imagine it would be a life full of fear of failing to the point that you are a doormat for anyone who wants to wipe his feet on you. Are you willing to let others wipe their feet on you? Can you find a way to light a fire in you to make you push? Take a look at some of the most successful people in the world and they are all motivated. Shit, even some of the worlds most notorious criminals have motivation to act out they way they do. One truly motivated person can inspire everyone around them. Right now you are probably thinking how the fuck is this article going to help motivate me? Heres how, man. I want you to pick a goal. Whether its a few extra pounds to a heavy lift, or a few extra inches of muscle on your body, take a look at what you want. Be realistic cuz you are never going to put on 100 pounds of solid muscle in a month no matter how motivated you are. Now ask yourself, Why did I pick this goal? Is it cuz you want to impress some hottie? Maybe its cuz you are tired of being the fat guy? Or is it cuz you want to break records in competitions and look like a fucking Animal? The reason for picking the goal is the same thing that should motivate you. Take the lead out of your dirty underwear and get moving. Not tomorrow, today. Dont put it off. Get to work now. Believe in yourself and go get what you want. No, dont just go get it. Attack it and take it cuz its yours. Take it cuz you know that in your heart if you dont, you will never forget that it was there all along for the taking and you just bitched up and let it go. You have to be able to look yourself in the mirror everyday of your life. How is it going to feel if you let goals and aspirations pass you by? Love it, live it, be it... One thing I love about what I do is that I knew all along in my life that it was exactly what I wanted to do. I never let anyone tell me different. I remember when I first started to compete as an adult and having family members say, Why are you still doing that? I have some very successful people in my family but mostly could have beens and should have beens. They never took what they wanted. Most of them thought I was wasting my time. Its funny how those same people now brag about me being an IFBB pro, or being in a magazine or on TV. They doubt me no more. This is fuel for me. I am different... Are you? Can you say that when you were 16 and you wanted to be huge, win titles and compete as a pro, that you actually followed through? I can. Im not saying this to brag but its a great feeling when I can say I had a dream and instead of letting it go like everyone else, I actually went for it at all costs. I hope that it motivates and shows my kids, once I have some, that if you really want anything bad enough, you can reach it. Picking a competition and training, dieting, sacrificing, all seem hard at the time, but when you nail that fucking title to the wall and claim it as your own, its the best feeling in the world. And no one can take that away from you. So whats inside you? This is it. This is the time. There is only now. Tomorrow is a dream and a day away. Can you go after what you want? Yes, only if you are motivated. The real question is, are you? Or do you believe that tomorrow will come and bring the motivation with it? Yeah well while you are waiting for tomorrow, I will be doing heavy squats and deads today while you are watching me on TV. Animals? Yes, at Animalpak.com we are. Why? Cuz we go after what we want and we dont wait for tomorrow to bring us motivation. Be real, dont be fake. Be smart, dont waste your time. Find that spark inside you and make it the biggest fucking fire around. Let it burn out of control. Take control of your destination and never give it up. Stop making excuses, make it work. All the pleasures in life cannot compare to living your dream. If you dream of being big, strong, lifting heavy, competing, and winning then go do it. Get off your fucking ass. The only thing that I fear is the thought that one day I may not have a dream... So I will not let this one go until I get all that I want. Take it. Be an Animal. Fuck everything else.

Yeah, you pay your gym dues but it goes well beyond that. You pay your dues every time you squat. You pay them every time you choke down another can of tuna. You pay them every time you puke. This is what you pay just so you can respect yourself and call yourself a man. This is membership in the brotherhood of iron. This is Animal. Can you handle it?

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Animal Nitro: The Ultimate Amino Pack 800.872.0101 www.animalpak.com

I started out not sure what to expect, but my strength went up about 15 pounds on the bench, 20 on the squat and a good 30 on the deadlift. I also did some checking with my cleans while I was testing. My weight went up a good nine pounds, which doesnt seem like much, but in a competition that makes a big difference Id say it is a good investment as all people who train with strength can attest to the value of a good amino supplement. - C. Sisk
Animal Nitro. Old school meets new school. Weve taken tried and true classics, amino acids, and brought them up to date for the serious lifter whos looking for something more. Listen, amino acids have been around for decades and have been used by countless athletes. As supplements, theyve stood the test of time. Theyve also been studied in great depth over the years. And those studies are always moving forward Recent research has shown that amino acids are anabolic. But that research has also shown that timing, dosages, and the mix of aminos are all extremely important. To get things rolling, you gotta start with the right mix, forms and types of aminos to gain the maximum anabolic advantage. Animal Nitros got it all. Animal Nitro has the right types of aminos (essential aminos), forms (uncoupled), dose (6 grams per pack), and the right blend of aminos (Human Muscle Protein Complex). Recent published studies have shown that to stimulate protein synthesis and spark anabolism, only essential amino acids (EAA) are necessary. Non-essential amino acids (NEAA) arent (protein powders have both EAA and NEAA). You dont need a lot either. EAA are so efficient, researchers have found that only 6 grams, orally-delivered, are necessary (this is the precise amount in each pack of Animal Nitro). However, its not just a matter of throwing in 6 grams of EAA. For example, you cant put them into tablets. Tablets, with all the fillers and coatings, prevent the EAA from being utilized by the body efficiently. Thats why Animal Nitro comes only in quick-dissolving capsules. The ratio of EAA are important too. Well talk about this in a second We covered the types of aminos that are important. But the forms are important too. Thats why we use only uncoupled essential amino acids. Uncoupled aminos are a special form of amino acidthey are free of chemical bonds. Because of this, uncoupled aminos are rapidly absorbed by the bodyfar more rapidly and efficiently than protein powders like whey.

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Uncoupled aminos, unlike intact proteins (such as from foods or protein powders) can exert powerful pharmacological and physiological actions such as hormone regulation (insulin, growth hormone), immunomodulation, and anabolism. Just as importantly, uncoupled aminos can bypass the liver. The liver acts as a kind of gatekeeper. When you eat chicken or drink a protein shake, the liver deaminates much of the aminos, and those aminos are ultimately converted to urea. Not good. Uncoupled amino acids, on the other hand, have the ability actually bypass the liver. Once ingested, uncoupled aminos in Animal Nitro can form a bolus or a special protective mass of aminos. Due to this protective bolus, when the uncoupled aminos reach the liver, they can escape the livers processing and enter into systemic circulation quickly and reach their target areas to exert the pharmacological and physiological effects. And this is one of the reasons why Animal Nitro is superior to regular protein powders. Animal Nitro contains valuable essential aminos acids in uncoupled forms that can rapidly reach target tissues and exert anabolic effects. While the form and types of aminos are important, so too is the blend. You need the right ratios of EAA to extract the maximum benefits. Animal Nitro has the right ratios. Animal Nitro is the only amino acid supplement that contains Human Muscle Protein Complex. We used the amino acid profile found in actual human muscle protein itself when we created Animal Nitro. Why? By matching the types and ratios of amino acids to human muscle, you can potentially increase the availability of each individual essential amino acid in proportion to its requirement for

enhancing muscle protein synthesis. In other words, if your muscles are a hand, then Animal Nitros Human Muscle Protein Complex is the glove. We think Animal Nitro is going to be a solid addition to your nutritional arsenal. As a solid amino-based supplement, it can appeal to a broad range of strength athletes, including powerlifters, bodybuilders, and anyone who requires strength and power as a foundation. It can be used during a cutting or bulking cycle. It can be used by lifters who are looking for improved recovery, more energy, and greater strength. Because it consists of such fundamental, basic ingredients, amino acids, and because it offers so much nutritional flexibility, we think Animal Nitro will quickly become a staple supplement for lifters everywhere.

selected ingredient profile


Human Muscle Protein Complex Arginine Histidine Isoleucine (BCAA) Leucine (BCAA) Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Threonine Valine (BCAA)

recommended stacks
Like Animal Pak, we think Animal Nitro is a foundational supplement. It should be a staple in your nutritional arsenal. Animal Nitro can provide the body with the basic building blocks it needs to grow. You can stack it with Animal Pak or any other Animal supplement depending on your goals.

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Competitive strength & power athletes High-intensity training Athletes who are dieting Individuals bulking on higher protein diets Lifters looking for an anabolic edge

product sizes
44 Pack Can & 30 Pack Can

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When lifting, there is a critical 4-hour anabolic window of opportunity that exists. To take advantage of this window, take 1 pack within 30 minutes following resistance training. For even better results, take 2 packs daily the first immediately before lifting, and the second within 30 minutes after. If you use a post-training protein shake, wait at least another 30-45 minutes after youve taken the Animal Nitro pack before drinking your shake. Always take Animal Nitro on an empty stomach, preferably with 8 oz. of grape or other fruit juice.

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Animal Nitro isn't cheap. Why is it better than other amino products? Simple. A lot of so-called amino supplements out there are nothing more than whole, intact protein powders like gelatin, casein and whey punched into tablets. That's what makes them cheaper. We think these products could easily be called protein tablets, not amino tablets. Now protein powders are cheaper and digested more quickly than when you turn them into tablets (tablets can be compressed, full of fillers, and glazed with coatings that make them harder for the body to absorb). And to top it all off, because of the extra manufacturing, tabs are pricier than straight powders. So in reality, you might only take regular amino tablets if you wanted a convenient, timereleased, protein supplement. Now Animal Nitro isn't a regular amino acid supplement. It isn't a whole protein made into capsules. It's like pure gold. It consists of individual uncoupled aminos that are highly efficient. It has a specific ratio of essential amino acids called Human Muscle Protein Complex (see below) that is modeled on actual human muscle protein itself. With protein powders, you can't fine tune the amino acid profile like you can with uncoupled aminos. When it came to Animal Nitro, we weren't thinking about making a generic amino supplement. We wanted to make the best, targeted amino acid supplement for specific applications: to help spark anabolism. Animal Nitro contains essential aminos. What's so special about essential aminos? Essential aminos are those aminos that

your body can't make You can only get them through your diet. Essential aminos are important for a couple of reasons. First, your body can take them and turn them into other non-essential aminos as needed. Second, many of the essential amino acids can be used to make energy (useful during dieting) when needed. Third, you can maintain a net nitrogen balance on essential aminos only-you don't non-essential aminos to get into an anabolic state. Fourth, the essential aminos found in Animal Nitro come in the form of uncoupled aminos. They are free of chemical bonds and they do not need to be digested. Therefore, they can be rapidly assimilated, bypass the liver, and enter systemic circulation quickly and efficiently. When essential aminos come in uncoupled forms, they can also exert pharmacological and physiological effects that plain protein powders can't. Fifth, Animal Nitro contains a specific, proven ratio of amino acids. We just don't throw them in there. They come in a precise formula that has been modeled after actual human muscle protein itself. No other amino formula has this blend of aminos that we call Human Muscle Protein Complex (see below). Finally, research has recently shown that non-essential amino acids are not required for boosting anabolism via protein synthesis. Only essential aminos are necessary. So yeah, essential amino acids are just that important. What is Human Muscle Protein Complex? It's the exclusive profile of amino acids found only in Animal Nitro. With Animal Nitro, you get the amino profile that's found in actual human muscle protein itself. According to researchers, by matching the types and ratios of amino acids to human muscle, you can potentially increase the availability of each individual essential

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amino acid in proportion to its requirement for enhancing muscle protein synthesis. In other words, if your muscles are a hand, then Animal Nitro's Human Muscle Protein Complex is the glove-the fit between aminos needed by the muscle and aminos provided by Animal Nitro is that good. Does Animal Nitro need to be cycled? No. As an amino acid supplement, Animal Nitro does not have to be cycled. You can take every day like the Animal Pak if you want. For the best results, you'd take it on training and non-training days. However, if you're trying to stretch it out, it's definitely better to take it on training days. We recommend stacking the Animal Nitro with Animal Pak. Does Animal Nitro have BCAAs? Absolutely. Each pack contains approximately 4600mg of BCAAs. One interesting thing about Human Muscle Protein Complex As you know, we modeled it after actual human muscle protein. As it turns out, human muscle protein has roughly a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine : isoleucine : valine. A wealth of studies have been performed on the benefits of BCAAs specifically and guess what? The important published studies used the same 2:1:1 ratio of BCAAs as found in human muscle protein. Coincidence? We don't think so. Matching the amino protein profile of an amino supplement to human muscle will yield the best results according to research. Animal Nitro also contains the proven 2:1:1 ratios of leucine : isoleucine : valine. How's that for cool? How does Animal Nitro compare to whey protein? You really can't compare whey protein and Animal Nitro. You would use each for different reasons. Whey provides basic aminos needed by the body to function properly. In this way, whey is a general supplement. Animal Nitro, on the other hand, is a very tar-

geted supplement. Animal Nitro is more efficient and it can help promote anabolism. It should be used pre- and post-training specifically (though it can also be used throughout the day). According to some unpublished results, researchers noted that essential amino acids were incorporated into protein, not catabolized. On the other hand, when 40g of whey protein was ingested, urea production increased significantly. Urea is the chief nitrogenous waste of mammals. In short, a lot of whey protein can ultimately turn into a waste product, urea, whereas essential aminos are used by the body. Efficiency is one difference. The other main difference is that essential aminos in uncoupled forms can exert specific pharmacological and physiological benefits. I'm dieting. Can Animal Nitro help? Whether you're dieting, bulking or maintaining, Animal Nitro can help. For dieters, Animal Nitro can help keep energy levels up as some of the aminos in Nitro have the ability to be oxidized (used to energy). The aminos in Animal Nitro can also exert anticatabolic effects, helping to preserve lean mass during calorie-restriction. Gainers can also use Animal Nitro. With Animal Nitro, they can get key aminos delivered fast without all the extra calories. And Animal Nitro won't leave you feeling full or bloated. Is 6 grams of aminos enough? Absolutely. In fact, 6 grams is the exact amount, provided the formula is right. This amount is supported by published studies. Essential aminos are just that efficient. In one study, 6g of essential amino acids, orally-delivered, increased protein synthesis by 3.5 times. The key is that you have the use the right kinds/forms of aminos. You can't use 6g of a regular, conventional amino acid supplement and definitely not 6g of a protein powder like whey. Those won't cut it.

You have to use the right ratios of essential aminos in uncoupled form. Taking more than 6g won't help more. In fact, studies found that more aminos will only get wasted. Can I use Animal Nitro with my favorite post-training shake and if so, how? Yup. When taking Animal Nitro, the trick is to take it on an empty stomach. You don't want other aminos and nutrients competing with the special aminos in Nitro. So pre-training, you can take Animal Nitro right before you train. Take the Animal Nitro immediately after training as well. Post-training, you have the option of taking Animal Nitro with water, 8 oz. of juice (like grape) or a combination of water and 35g of either sucrose, dextrose, or even maltodextrin. Wait at least another 30 minutes or more before taking your regular post-training shake. Some studies suggest that taking EAAs with 35g of sugars can help increase protein synthesis while others show that the sugars aren't necessary. Until more definitive research comes out, we created Animal Nitro so that it would give you the ultimate flexibility. You can take it with sugars, or you can take it without. All depends on your needs. Does Animal Nitro contain any stimulants or prohormones? Nope. Is taking Animal Nitro pre-training important? Yes, taking Animal Nitro prior to lifting can definitely help. Taking the right amino acids before training can impact the response of anabolic hormones including testosterone, growth hormone, and insulin. In addition, researchers found that by taking oral essential aminos before training, this could result in a greater anabolic response than when taken after training. So ideally, Animal Nitro would be taken pre- and post-training.

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by Machine

Ive never been one to run between the rain drops. I always figured we all need to get a little wet from time to time. The world is made of dust and water, diamonds and rocks. It is wonderfully ridiculous and supremely sublime all at once. This life... Its everything and its nothing at the same time. Its beautiful and disgusting and thats OK. Its messy, its nasty and lowdown and thats OK too. Its all OK. Its OK because all these elements have a distinct and necessary purpose in this realm, in this world and in our lives. You have to be willing to accept the dirt if you want the diamonds. We want to sit down to a steak dinner fit for royalty. Well guess what? Someone has to kill the cow. While a man is buying a $2000 suit in New York, another man is digging a drainage trench in Indiana. There is beauty, and there is sweat, and thats OK. There is life and there is death and I know that my time will come too, and for me, thats OK. Truly there are many, many wonders to behold in this world, but can there possibly be one more wonderful than our own lives? To walk, run, swim, drive, even to fly... All we need do is simply conceive of these notions and then act them out. The wonders are part of the mundane. Wait. Are we on to something here? To think, to conceive, and then to act... This process is simply amazing. I say this because the simplicity of the concept is so obvious, it often eludes even the most wise of us. The first step of any journey is the most difficult. It is also the most exciting. We come from dust but we can shape diamonds. Our bodies are fragile yet we push through pain and disability, through triumph and defeat. Our minds are cluttered and yet we create beautiful objects and art. We are the underdogs of the universe, and we will beat back the shadow of our mortality with defiance and rage. We will fly forth with swarming energy and one resolve... WE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. Strength lies in those who would not look away from truth. We are, we will be and we must remain. Some of us will shine, but if its all the same to you , I prefer to RUST. Rage and Focus be your guide... We will find our place.

and anti-catabolic effects and impact hormonal functions. In the real world, what this means is that the right ratios, forms, and kinds of aminos can potentially increase strength, shorten recovery times, reduce fatigue, and increase lean mass in a way protein powders cant. So does all this mean if youre gonna use Animal Nitro, then you should stop taking your protein powder (actually, you probably could use Animal Nitro to replace your protein shake)? No. You should probably be doing both. In fact, if youre on a higher protein diet, then you should really consider taking Animal Nitro because of the Protein Paradox. Some argue that increasing protein intakes too much can actually hurt growth, not encourage it. This is the Protein Paradox. By eating more protein-rich foods and protein shakes, scientists believe this can actually reduce the availability of aminos in tissues due to wastage (catabolism). This reduction of aminos can then put the brakes on protein synthesis and, ultimately, rsults. Drinking a lot of whey protein may give you a lot of BCAAs, but with high protein diets, these BCAAs can be quickly catabolized. Over the long run, researchers speculate that high protein diets can lead to metabolic imbalances, deficiencies in key aminos, and suppress protein synthesis. So while higher protein diets are key for lifters, there are diminishing returns as you eat mor. More importantly, beyond a certain point, too much protein can actually have a negative effect by making it harder to gain size as more and more aminos are lost to catabolism. The Protein Paradox can affect the bodybuilder whos getting a large percentage of his calories from protein. Since youre not going to know when you hit the point where youre taking in too much protein, you should supplement with Animal Nitro just in case. Animal Nitro can continue delivering important amino acids. Uncoupled Aminos Animal Nitro contains only individual or

Open a can of Animal Nitro and and youll notice its got inidividual packs just like the other Animal products. Take a look at the supplement facts. You see a bunch of aminos (9 to be exact) totaling 12,000mg per dose. Youll also see that each dose gives you over 9000mg of BCAAs. So whats the big deal? its just aminos right? Now if youre one of the 99% of the lifters out there who think that, then stop reading. But if youre that 1% who knows the value of aminos, then read on because youre gonna find out that Animal Nitro isnt just another amino product. Aminos vs. Protein Over the years, words like protein and amino acids have been thrown together so much, they usually mean the same thing to a lot of guys. Too bad, because aminos can do things whole proteins cant. Now whole proteins from food and powders like whey or casein are made up of amino acids linked together by chemical bonds. In the small intestines, special enzymes get to breaking down the dietary proteins in smaller peptides and individual aminos. Whole proteins must first be broken down into these smaller peptides and individual aminos before they can be absorbed. Some measurements indicate that 70-80% of 15g of milk protein in a meal get absorbed in 3 hours. While it takes a lot longer for it to get digested, dietary protein is important because it gives your body the basics building blocks it needsa wide range of aminos that can be

used to restore amino levels in the body to help new tissue growth and regulate important bodily functions. For accomplishing these very basic functions, supplement wise, protein powders are hard to beat. Theyre fairly cheap and effective. But think of protein in foods and shakes as gold ore. Theres pure gold in the rock, but youve gotta get it out to be able to use it. You can definitely get it out, but it takes more time and work. Protein powders are less efficient too. A lot of the aminos in protein powders get deaminated by the liver. In other words, you lose more aminos. In fact, if you eat too much protein, it can actually hurt your gains because of something called the Protein Paradox (see below). Individual amino acids, on the other hand, are like pure solid gold. Because individual aminos are quickly absorbed and assimilated, theyre far more efficient. Like protein powders, individual amino acids can provide a source of dietary protein the body needs. More importantly, because they can more efficiently directly enter into systemic circulation, individual aminos offer additional benefits that well talk about shortly. Animal Nitro contains only individual amino acids. These can produce pharmacological and physiological effects such as anabolism, hormone regulation (growth hormone, insulin), immunomodulation, neurotransmitter function, and the like. Amino acids, in other words, have the ability to be more than just building blocks for the body. Unlike protein powders, aminos can exert certain anabolic

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uncoupled aminos. Youre not going to find protein powder filled into capsules. We use uncoupled aminos for a couple of different reasons. A lot of important research has shown that uncoupled amino acids are more quickly absorbed in the GI tract than protein in whole foods and supplements. As these uncoupled aminos dont need to be digested, they should ideally be taken when rapid absorption is critical, when certain pharmacological effects are desired, or when individuals are on higher protein diets. They can also help lifters who are cutting and bulking. But uncoupled aminos are different in a more fundamental way. They can actually bypass the liver (where aminos are usually deaminated and ultimately converted to urea) and enter systemic circulation. When this happens, the pharmacological benefits can be realized. Heres how it works. When you eat a steak or drink a protein shake, the aminos get caught up and processed in the liver. Uncoupled amino acids, on the other hand, have the ability to actually bypass the liver. Once ingested, uncoupled aminos can form a bolusthink of this as a therapeutic mass of aminos. Due to this protective bolus, when the uncoupled aminos reach the liver, they can escape the livers processing. In other words, these aminos can enter into systemic circulation quickly and reach their target areas to exert the pharmacological and physiological effects. Tableted amino acid supplements or protein powders, because they take longer to digest, are catabolized to urea a greater degree by the liver. Thats why Animal Nitro contains only uncoupled amino acids in quick-dissolving capsules. Tableting would defeat the purpose of this particular product. Additionally, only with free uncoupled aminos can you precisely complex and formulate the right kinds of aminos, in the right ratios. Its not just a matter of throwing uncoupled aminos in there. You have to also choose the right aminos and in the right amounts relative to the other aminos.

The only real downsides to uncoupled aminos are their price (more expensive) and their taste (not so good). Essential vs. Non-Essential Aminos So now you know why using uncoupled aminos are important and different than regular protein shakes. We got the form of the aminos down, now we have to talk about which aminos are critical. Without getting into a debate about conditional aminos, there are two accepted categories of amino acids: essential (indispensable) and non-essential (dispensable). Essential amino acids (EAA) are those that are, well, essential. The body cant make them on their own; it must obtain them from the foods and supplements you eat. Non-essential amino acids (NEAA), on the other hand, can be synthesized by the body. Its pretty obvious that the EAA are valuable. Just how valuable? Lets put it this way, the human body can maintain nitrogen balance on just the essential aminos if necessary. And Animal Nitro contains 8 essential amino acids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine) plus arginine, an acquired non-dispensable amino acid. Why these 9 amino acids? First, there are numerous studies looking at the impact of these same amino acids on the human body. Again and again, clinical studies have shown that EAA can exert significant anabolic effects. Second, non-essential amino acids just arent necessary to stimulate net protein synthesis. Researchers at the University of Texas found that a 6g dose of essential amino acids was about twice as effective as a 6g serving of mixed amino acids in stimulating protein synthesis. These researchers concluded that NEAA are not necessary for the stimulation of net muscle protein balance (these findings have been confirmed in other recent studies as well). Not only that, they found that the size of the dose and the composition of the amino formula were important too. This is just another reason that regular amino acid supplements and protein powders wont cut it when ityou need to be able to custom-tailor the

amino acid profile and include EAA. Protein powders contain both EAA and NEAA. Bottom line, when it comes to delivering an anabolic pulse necessary for new growth, you should be focused on uncoupled essential aminos. Pure EAA are just that efficient and important. One researcher who examined EAA concluded that our results, along with virtually all date in the literature on the topic, suggest that increasing amino acid intake will increase muscle mass, with all other variables remaining constant. So now that we covered the forms of the aminos (uncoupled) and the types (essential amino acids), lets put it all together and look at the ratios of aminos. Human Muscle Protein Arginine. Histidine. Isoleucine. Leucine. Lysine. Methionine. Phenylalanine. Threonine. Valine. We chose these 9 aminos because these are the same exact amino acids found in human muscle protein itself. More precisely, Animal Nitros Human Muscle Protein Complex contains both the same 9 aminos and ratios of aminos as found in human muscle protein. No other amino acid supplement can make that claim. We formulated Animal Nitro to be perfectly tailored to meet the needs of your working muscle itself, to be engineered to match the nutritional needs of your working muscles right down to the individual amino. If muscles have a lock, then think of Animal Nitro as the key. As mentioned earlier, the kind of the pills, the types/amounts/form of aminos used, and the timing of the doses can make all the difference when it comes to anabolism. As much research has shown, taking in amino acids after lifting can significantly increase muscle protein synthesis and reduce muscle protein breakdown. In other words, amino acids can have an anabolic effect on muscle (via hyperaminoacidemia). While older studies looked at intravenous infusion of aminos, more recent studies have shown that orally administered amino acids (provided they are the right kinds and amounts) can also produce anabolism.

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In fact, researchers have concluded that among healthy, training individuals, an oral amino supplement is just as effective as amino acid infusion for producing hyperaminoacidemia and net muscle protein synthesis (Tipton, et al.). And like we said earlier, studies also show that you dont need a lot of aminos Just 6g of the right aminos. Just how efficient are orally-delivered essential aminos? Researchers noted that a small amount of essential aminos were incorporated into protein, not catabolized. When 40g of whey protein was ingested, on the other hand, urea production increased significantly. Animal Nitro: What It Can Do For You So now you know what Animal Nitro is all about. Each pack contains a proven dose of 6g of those special aminos your muscles need. Animal Nitro is pure, clean, simple, and effective. As it contains only the uncoupled, essential aminos, vitamin B6 and niacin, Animal Nitro makes a perfect allaround, all-purpose amino product for strength athletes. But well be honest with you. While we think Animal Nitro is the best amino supplement around, we think that the advanced, competitive athlete really stands to benefit the most. Untrained or inexperienced lifters can make great gains with proper nutrition and training. For these guys, focusing on eating the right foods and training hard will make all the difference. The elite athlete is the one looking for incremental gains; he needs to squeeze out every last advantage he can from his training and his nutrition. Now Animal Nitro isnt going to pack on outrageous mass overnight or give you incredible strength gains in a couple of days. Guys whove been in the iron game for a long time know that no supplement is going to do that. But for this competitive lifter with the seasoned physique, Animal Nitro can give him that extra edge. At this level, experienced lifters know its about pounds and inches. Animal Nitro was designed with these guys in mind to help increase strength, improve recovery,

reduce fatigue, and provide more energy for improved training efficiency. In the real world, this can mean adding meaningful weight to your 1 rep max in the bench, helping your body recover faster from grueling workouts, helping to maintain lean tissue for a show, and improving your energy levels. Timing is important too. From an anabolic point of view, there is a critical nutritional window of opportunity that exists for all lifters. During this important time, its possible to prime your bodys anabolic engine and ultimately set your body up for optimum gains. Miss this window, and you can shortchange your muscles. Therefore, for optimal gains, Animal Nitro should be taken around liftingjust before training, and immediately after. Following lifting, the body enters a state where muscle protein synthesis is stimulated, as is the rate of muscle protein breakdown. The trick is to make sure that the net muscle protein balance is positive, not negative. When its positive, your body enters an anabolic state. Taking Animal Nitro pre-training can also help. In one published study in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, researchers concluded was that when oral essential aminos were taken prior to training, net muscle protein synthesis was greater than when those aminos were consumed afterwards. The researchers theorized that this was due to the fact that there was an increased delivery of aminos to targeted tissues. Therefore, taking Animal Nitro pre- and post-training should produce the best results. As a targeted amino acid supplement, athletes can use Animal Nitro when theyre cutting, bulking or even maintaining. Dieting athletes can benefit from the extra BCAAs in Animal Nitro (close to 4600mg of BCAAs per pack), as well as the other essential aminos. Essential aminos can be used by the body to create other non-essential aminos. This is important when calories and protein are restricted during pre-contest dieting. On the other hand, athletes who are tak-

ing in more protein because theyre bulking up can benefit from Animal Nitro because Animal Nitro can deliver those essential amino acids more quickly and efficiently. At a certain point, the body reaches a threshold and cannot effectively utilize dietary proteinexcess aminos from food and protein shakes get catabolized, producing diminishing returns. In these instances, Animal Nitro makes a whole lot of sense. For guys looking to maintain, Animal Nitro can help with increasing strength, recovery, reducing fatigue, and maintaining a favorable testosterone to cortisol ratio. In short, Animal Nitro is a pretty useful supplement for strength athletes. How To Use Animal Nitro Its pretty simple. Just take one pack of Animal Nitro, right after training. But to take full advantage of the anabolic window of opportunity around lifting, you should take Animal Nitro pre- and post-training. The trick with Animal Nitro is to always take it on an empty stomach. Because the aminos in Animal Nitro dont need to be digested like regular protein, you wont have to worry about stomach upset, feeling full, or anything else. If you have a favorite post-training shake, then you can continue to use that with Animal Nitro. Immediately following training, youd take your Animal Nitro. After a half hour or more, you can follow this up with your protein/carb shake. Piece of cake. Right? When all is said and done, Animal Nitro works very simply. Taking Animal Nitro is like turning on a light switch. The unique, oral amino formula in Animal Nitro can literally turn the anabolic switch on by shifting muscle protein balance from negative to positive. Once on, with the body in an anabolic state, the body can recover more quickly and efficiently for gains. By taking Animal Nitro preand post-training, the anabolic switch is turned on and remains on during the most critical nutritional window of opportunity. Real World Results: Sure, aminos have been around for a long

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time. The fact that theyre still being used should tell you something. Theyve got a proven track record in the gym. Over the years, aminos have also been the subject of many studies, and newer studies are being done all the time. Some of those newer studies have looked at essential aminos and anabolism. So just because a supplement is old school doesnt mean it cant be brought into the future. With essential aminos, this is exactly what the studies are doing. Using the latest research as a foundation, we created Animal Nitro to be the best amino acid supplement. Period. We think we did just that. But at the end of the day, studies are studies. What matters is real world results. What do real lifters who use supplements think of them? To answer this question, we created the Alpha Testing Program. We wanted to see how our supplements would perform in real life situations when used by real lifters. To test Animal Nitro, we recruited real lifters from our ranks of registered users at Animalpak.com. We sent them the product to test for 3 weeks. 52 people successfully completed the three-week program, filling out weekly progress reports, etc. Before we started, we pretty much knew what the Alpha Testers could expect with Animal Nitro. Even so, when we saw the end results, we were pretty surprised. Were sure Animal Nitro is going to be a solid addition to the Animal line. Look you dont have to take our word for it. You dont even have to take the word from real people like yourself whove tested the product firsthand. If you dont want to be a skeptic, we encourage you to try the product yourself. After all, weve been proudly standing behind our product guarantee for a long, long time. Anyway, the results Objective Parameters: We basically measured objective and subjective parameters. In the first, we had each Alpha Tester measure his one rep max in the bench press, deadlift and squat. In the second, we also had them indicate what benefits they got

from Animal Nitro at the end of three weeks. We measured subjective elements including strength, fatigue, recovery, and energy. For starters, we can talk about what the average Alpha Tester looked like. Our average, hes 31 years old, weighs just under 205 with 13% bodyfat. At the start of the program, he could bench 272, deadlift 335, and squat 358. Among all the Alpha Testers, the highs in the bench, deadlift and squat were 400, 525 and 765 pounds respectively. Of the 52 Alpha Testers, all but three experienced one kind of gain or another. Not bad. Lets start with the bench press. After 3 weeks, the average bench press (one rep max) increased by 4.7%. That percentage increase translates into 12.88 lb. In other words, after three weeks, the average gain on the bench press (1 rep max) was nearly 13 pounds. Nearly 60% the Alpha Testers saw an increase in the bench press (one rep max) between 6-45 pounds. On the deadlift, we saw similar gains. The average deadlift (one rep max) increased by 18.07 lb. after only 3 weeks (a 5.4% increase). Over 65% of the Alpha Testers saw their deadlift increase by between 6-45 lb. In terms of the squat, the average increase for the one rep max was a sizeable 21.52 lb., reflecting an increase of 5.9%. 73% of the Alpha Testers experienced a gain in their squat between 6-55 lbs. Now while we anticipated some strength increases from the use of Animal Nitro, we didnt expect gains of nearly 13 lb. in the bench, 18 lb. in the deadlift, and nearly 22 lb. in the squat. Pretty impressive. For a seasoned powerlifter, gains like this for a one rep max could be significant, especially in a competition. Remember too that all this was after only 3 weeks of using Animal Nitro. When we looked at weight and bodyfat percentages, no real surprises. On average, there was a weight gain of 0.78 lb. However, according to the numbers, the average Alpha Tester also saw his bodyfat percentage

decrease by 0.9%. So there were some nominal lean mass gains. In our opinion, while the amount of lean mass gained was pretty negligible, what struck us was the fact that the vast majority of Alpha Testers saw increases in strength without any real change in weight. Subjective Parameters: In terms of the subjective measurements, we looked at strength, energy, fatigue and recovery specifically. Of the respondents, 49% say they experienced better recovery when using Animal Nitro; 68% said their strength increased; 48% noted more energy; and 37% experienced less fatigue. In addition to the four fields mentioned above, Alpha Testers also commented that they experienced muscle growth, better pumps, enhanced endurance, increased appetites, greater muscle thickness and density, and the ability to overcome plateaus. Actual Comments: The following are some actual comments we received from our Alpha Testers
"First let me say that this was a potent mixture that DEFINITELY helped me during my last few weeks of training before the Mr. Michigan. I came in my all time best shape which helped me win the middleweight class. I have been competing since 1992 and finally made the move up to the middleweight with moderate success. Previous years of getting ready I always seemed to diet out the last weeks before the show while getting weaker and flatter... Even though I have done well in previous shows I always was the biggest lightweight and when I finally made the move to middleweight I never came in where I wanted to. This year I finally did. My workouts the last few weeks amazed my training partner. He made comments that I looked 'fuckin' stronger than when I was NOT dieting.'" "Overall I was very satisfied with the product. I put on 6 pounds of mass and I finally increased my bench press... I don't know if it was a mental thing or part of the product, but the best thing I noticed was how much my intensity increased at the gym." "Excellent product. I was dieting while taking the product so I was afraid that this might throw my results off. But I was ecstatic that I was able to stay at 185 lbs while losing about 2% bodyfat. All I can say is that this is definitely one product that I'll keep in my supplement arsenal." "I liked the fact that the pills were smaller and easier to take than the Animal Pak pills. I am impressed with the gains I made. I feel much more solid than I did at the start of taking this supplement... I enjoyed taking this supplement, and I was impressed with the results I made." "Awesome. I'm telling you, I was doing weight for 10 to 12 reps and normally I would only get 4 to 6 reps. My

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strength increased a lot. I put on 10 pounds of muscle, baby! Can you send me some more? If not, I can't wait until it goes on sale." "At the start of the program I was doing eighteen 45 lb plates for 10 on my third set. By the third week I was able to rep 22 plates for ten, as my squats improved, so did my deadlifts." "The AA packs definitely made a difference in my training and competing the last 4 weeks. I strongly believe the Alpha Tester AA supplement pack helped in not only my muscle growth but also in my all around recovery time." "I have increased my strength. It is also more convenient to take than other protein products. There is no mixing powders involved. I also like the fact that it's for both preand post-workout. It gives good energy and strength for the workout and it is effective for recovery." "Had a great week in the gym! My bench was really strong, maxed out this morning, personal best. My leg workout was great, felt really strong. I am still doing the Westside workouts." "I found this product to be a great supplement package. I experienced a huge boost in strength and endurance. An additional benefit noticed was that my muscles got denser and larger. Also muscle fatigue was down." "I feel much stronger doing my regular routine. I'm doing the same weight fore more reps. I pump up faster than normal. Great pump and burn." "Definitely felt that it had a positive impact on my training. I made some small strength increases but the effect it had on my pump as well as what it did for my energy in terms of negative fatigue and aiding recovery would be worth the price of the supplement." "My workouts are going very, very smooth and strong. I've added two exercises to each workout and I'm still looking for things I can do after my workouts... My body feels super rock hard. I haven't felt tired this week." "Feeling great. My workouts feel deeper in the muscles than in the past. I had more endurance this week, especially on leg day. High reps at my normal weight." "The pump I was getting in earlier weeks is gone. Now I just feel stronger. When doing my routine I'm doing 2-6 reps more with the same weights I was using before. Great product." "Overall weight and strength was up, as well keeping pumped longer. Workouts were very intense and hardcore as I'm training for 2 shows this year. On a scale of 1-10 I would rate the product a 10 and will recommend it very highly as it worked for me." "I think this is a good building block in anybody's lean mass building program. I have gone past my wall I hit and couldn't get passed. This is a great product in just the right amounts. Ya'll rock." "I was able to increase all exercise weights with a marked improvement in my squats. I have gotten stronger with more muscle mass while maintaining my body weight. I believe that this has a future with the Animal Team."

When I first started to take the pills I did not notice anything happen. After about the first week I feel an increase in my energy levels during my workouts. I started to fatigue less during my workouts." "Well so far I noticed some good gains as far as going up in pounds lifted. I think it's a good base to any stacks and for me it added that extra push to pass through that plateau. I think if and when y'all come out with it, I will definitely get some more. I also have a couple friends that are impressed with the changes I have had. Even though subtle they say they can tell. I recover faster and get a better pump than before, big time. I'm also able to keep it longer!" "This product you sent me was awesome... I seemed to have more energy and shorter recovery time in between sets. I have nothing but praise..." "I work 12-16 hrs a day so I work out late at night. The first thing I noticed was that I was sleeping a lot more soundly (restfully). The second thing was that I wasn't getting sore or feeling muscle fatigue even after a hard leg workout. That was very noticeable." "I put roughly half an inch on my arms, and I have more thickness in my midsection that I didn't before. Overall, I am very happy with the way this cycle turned out and would suggest it to any one of my friends, and purchase it myself!"

ries. In other words, you can take Nitro and still eat big. Animal Nitro wont fill you up like a protein shake would. More importantly, Animal Nitro can deliver those important aminos efficientlymuch more efficiently than protein powders. Animal Nitro is so efficient, a little (just 6g) goes a long way. Its pure and concentrated. Yeah, we think this is going to be one sweet product Selected Sources:
Biolo G, et al. An abundant supply of amino acids enhances the metabolic effect of exercise on muscle protein. Am J Physiol Endocrin Metab 1997; 273: E122-E129. Biolo G, et al. Physiologic hyperinsulinemia stimulates protein synthesis and enhances transport of selected amino acids in human skeletal muscle. J Clin Invest 1995; 95: 811-819. Bohe J, et al. Human muscle protein synthesis is modulated by extracellular, not intramuscular amino acid availability: a dose-response study. J Physiol 2003; 552(Part 1): 315-24. Borsheim E, et al. Essential amino acids and muscle protein recovery from resistance exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2002; 283(4): E648-57). Brooks, G. Amino acid and protein metabolism during exercise and recovery. Medicine and Science in sports and Exercise, 1987; 19(5): S150-S156. DeBandt JP, Cynober LA. Amino acids with anabolic properties. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 1998; 1(3): 263-72. Ferrando A, et al. Postexercise net protein synthesis in human muscle from orally administered amino acids. Am J Physiol 1999; 276(4): E628E634. Moriarty KJ, et al. Relative nutritional value of whole protein, hydrolysed protein and free form amino acids in man. Gut 1985; 26(7): 127783. Moudras C, et al. Dietary protein paradox: decrease of amino acid availability induced by high protein diets. Am J Physiol 1993; 264: G1057-1065. Paddon-Jones D, et al. Amino acid ingestion improves muscle protein synthesis in the young and elderly. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2004; 286(3): E321-8. Rasmussen BB, et al. An oral essential amino acid-carbohydrate supplement enhances muscle protein anabolism after resistance exercise. J Appl Physiol 2000; 88: 386-92. Rasmussen BB, et al. Oral and intravenously administered amino acids produce similar effects on muscle protein synthesis in the elderly. J Nutr Health Aging 2002; 6(6): 358-62. Smith K, et al. Effects of flooding amino acids on incorporation of labeled amino acids into human muscle protein. Am J Physiol 1998; 275: E73-8. Tipton K, et al. Acute response of net muscle protein balance reflects 24-h balance after exercise and amino acid ingestion. Am J Physiol 2003; 284(1): E76-E79. Tipton K, et al. Exercise-induced changes in protein metabolism. Acta Physiol Scand 1998; 162(3): 377-387. Tipton KD, et al. Timing of amino acid-carbohydrate ingestion alters anabolic response of muscle to resistance exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2001; 281(2): E197-206. Volpi E, et al. Essential amino acids are primarily responsible for the amino acid stimulation of muscle protein anabolism in healthy elderly adults. Am J Clin Nutr 2003; 28(2): 250-8. Wolfe R. Control of muscle protein breakdown: effects of activity and nutritional states. Intl J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2001; S11: S164-S169. Wolfe R. Effects of amino acid intake on anabolic processes. Can J Appl Physiol. 2001; 26 Suppl: S220-7.

Summary: Aside from the results weve been seeing, one of the best things about the product is that it can benefit a wide range of individuals including the bodybuilder, powerlifter, or any athlete who requires a solid foundation in strength and power. Animal Nitro can also help athletes who are dieting, bulking or just maintaining. For dieters, Animal Nitro can help preserve lean mass and allow you to recover more efficiently during calorie-restricted diets. Animal Nitro can exert both anabolic and anti-catabolic effects. Animal Nitro is also rich in those special aminos that can actually be used by the body to produce energy, an issue thats of great concern to dieting athletes. These same aminos can also impact the response of anabolic hormones including testosterone, growth hormone, and insulin. On the flip side, during a bulking cycle, with Animal Nitro, you can get all the key aminos your muscles need without all the extra calo-

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Carbs plus aminos postworkout induce muscle growth. No shit, youre thinking I knew that. Everybody who trains hard knows the deal, but how many truly practice what they preach? Beyond that, few optimize this vital window by using the aminos best suited to ignite anabolism: EAAs. Animal Nitro G supplies you with the perfect dose of these essential amino acids along with 35g of dextrose to blast you into the growth zone. The latest supplement research shows that the synergistic effects of supplementing with carbohydrates and essential amino acids aid in maximizing the anabolic response to weight training. Clinical studies performed in recent years have already shown that essential amino acids can exert significant anabolic effects via increased protein synthesis and net nitrogen balance. These EAAs are able to quickly form a bolus, thus bypassing the liver where they directly enter into systemic circulation. In so doing, free form EAAs can quickly exert their anabolic effects. A new published study (2006) further looked at the effect that essential amino acids and/or carbohydrate ingestion plays on hormonal and muscular adaptations following resistance training. A placebo group was also utilized in the study as a control. Blood samples were taken at 4 week intervals starting at week 0 up until week 12. The findings were remarkable and proof positive of the benefits of ingesting an EAA/carbohydrate blend like Animal Nitro G postworkout. Stress is a killer It causes increased muscle protein breakdown that results in loss of muscle mass and potentially in muscle atrophyshit you need to avoid at all costs. The most common stress indicator is increased blood or urinary cortisol levels. This recent study found that all groups showed a decrease in pre-exercise cortisol. However, post exercise cortisol levels increased during each training phase for the control group, no change was shown by the straight EAA, while carbohydrate and carbohydrate plus EAA showed post-exercise decreases in cortisol. This demonstrates that carbohydrates play an important role in lowering post-workout cortisol levels. However, upon further exami-

nation, it is clear that the ideal scenario does not provide for the ingestion of carbohydrates alone But you already knew that. Another important finding of this study is that EAA and carb ingestion minimized 3-methyl histidine excretion 48 hours after exercising. 3-methyl histidine is an important indicator of protein catabolism in muscle. Increases in urinary 3-methyl histidine levels indicate muscle tissue catabolism. Since muscle contains the largest level of 3-methyl histidine in the body, urinary levels relate directly to muscle breakdown The more of it in your piss, the more catabolic you are. The EAA and carbohydrate blend showed a 26% decrease in 3-methyl histidine while the placebo showed an increase in 52%. Once again this shows that EAAs and carbs, like those found in Nitro G. working together have a positive anabolic effect by blunting protein breakdown. This new study shows the synergistic effect of EAAs and carb ingestion maximizes the anabolic response of resistance training by limiting the post-exercise rise in protein degradation and inhibiting post-training cortisol release. Bottom line: EAAs with carbs will help you limit cortisol release and minimize catabolism allowing you to recover and add muscle more quickly. This study reiterates what you Animals already knewthe advantages of taking in amino acids and carbohydrates postworkout, while effective individually, are weak when compared to the amplified benefits of ingesting them together. The key here is, of course, using the right aminosin this case, the essential amino acids. This is where an essential amino acid supplement like Animal Nitro G benefits bodybuilders. EAAs, when combined with a carbohydrate drink immediately post trainingcan dramatically improve anabolic response to, and recovery from resistance training. Animal Nitro G provides those EAAs and has the carbohydrates built right in. It comes conveniently dosed in individual packs and is available in a delicious grape flavor that tastes almost exactly like real grape juice. Now you know the deal, get some Nitro G And get big.

Source Bird SP, et al. Independent and combined effects of liquid carbohydrate/essential amino acid ingestion on hormonal and muscular adaptations following resistance training in untrained men. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006 Feb 3: 1-14.

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I wanted to tell you guys that I have taken Flex only for a couple of days and have noticed less soreness already! - Kevin W.
This is a game for warriors. The iron sport is grueling and arduous. Being an Animal is about consistency and giving your all, each and every day, 24/7, 365 days a year Approaching the business of bodybuilding like its your joband it aint a cushy white collar gig with a corner office. Its back breaking labor on a daily basis. You move the heavy weight in the gym and eat the right calories to pack on muscle because you know its whats required. Its not just what you want to do; its what you gotta do. The bottom line is desire and the need to push the limitsto be bigger and stronger, to go heavier and longer than Mother Nature ever intended. When youre pounding the weights day in and day out, it is possible to put on muscle faster than the supporting connective tissue and joints can handle. Proper training form, sound nutrition, and ample rest can help prevent injuries, but we all run the risk of experiencing over-use painthe nagging nicks and dings accumulated over the years that can impede your progress on the road to a bigger you. Look at it this way, when youre building a house, a big one, you need to make sure the foundation is rock solid, because that massive structure puts tremendous pressure on the underlying footing. Your bodys foundation is your joints, ligaments, tendons, and all the connective tissuethe framework that supports your growing muscle. The harder you train, the more stress you put on your structure. Each workout not only taxes muscle but also bone and sinew and can, over time, weaken this vital connective tissue. Remember, when a foundation crumbles, the house is quick to follow, no matter how massive a mansion it might be. Animal Flex works by strengthening joints and ligaments, shielding them from the daily wear and tear brought about by balls to the wall training. The ingredients in Animal Flex help maintain healthy joint function, elasticity, and flexibility. Animal Flexs active ingredients are considered the basic building blocks that are required to maintain human structural integrity, just like amino acids help the body to repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Animal Flex is complete. Each pack of Animal Flex consists of several key protective complexes: (1) a potent joint construction complex to help repair connective tissue; (2) a lubrication compound to help cushion the joints from

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lifting; (3) a support complex to help promote rehabilitation and reduce soreness; and (4) an essential vitamin/mineral blend to underscore optimal joint health. As a joint constructor, Animal Flex is fueled by the most potent reconstruction nutrients available. Animal Flex provides the joints with the essential raw materials such as Glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin Ingredients designed to naturally protect and restore joint health while strengthening the underlying cartilage and connective tissue. These nutrients, once absorbed, work quickly and efficiently to aid in the rebuilding of cartilage. From a joint lubrication point of view, hyaluronic acid, cetyl myristoleate and flax seed oil provide the lubricant needed to coat your joints and protect them from the constant grind of training excess and resulting stiffness. These potent joint lubricators naturally restore the oils present in the synovial fluid to make joints work smoothly and painlessly. When it comes to joint support, Animal Flex, utilizes potent herbal extracts to help address the free radical load; a consequence of inflammation of the joints. With turmeric, boswellia and ginger root providing the backbone of this joint support complex, Animal Flex works to help inhibit pro-inflammatory metabolites. A reduction in inflammation is critical for maintaining pain free joints and for protection against degenerative joint issues often related to years of heavy lifting. Unlike pain relievers that only mask the symptoms, Animal Flex, offers real support and promotes long term joint health. Finally, Animal Flex incorporates a specialized vitamin and mineral blend. This blend is added to provide maximum

nutritional support. This key vitamin mix provides you with the basic essential micronutrients needed for joint health. Nutrients such as Vitamins C, E, Zinc, Selenium and Manganese are needed for to support healthy joints. These nutrients provide the backbone for proper joint health. Animal Flex fortifies the bodybuilders structure by supplying effective and potent joint nutrients. Busting your ass with heavy weights and eating big has consequences. To stay healthy and keep growing you need shelter from the elements. You want to know that your foundation is defended against the constant bombardment of the iron battlefield. It is good to have a dependable ally in this war against the weights. Animal Flex has got your back.

required for
Competitive strength or power athletes Connective tissue protection Foundational nutrient support for joints

daily dose
To help protect your joints from the daily wear and tear brought about by heavy lifting, take one pack per day, either on an empty stomach or with a meal.

recommended stacks
Animal Flex is designed as a core or foundational supplement, and contains required nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis in order to protect your joints from the over use and abuse that comes from heavy lifting. Flex can be taken year round without cycling off. For additional foundational nutrition, it can be stacked along with Pak, Nitro, and Pump.

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by Machine

This time is the time I carved out of my non-stop mind smashing day, so I could give you the biggest and best Christmas gift of your life... I want to give you the gift of bonejarring weight piled on top of you, of countless reps that leave you soaked in sweat and seeing spots on the floor. The gift of reckless abandon, of not caring what happens as long as it brings you one more fucking inch closer to your goal. Reach down deep this holiday season and bear down on yourself. Tell Mom and Aunt Sally, No more fucking cookies please. Put that shit away and focus on the battle at hand. The battle I speak of is the battle for the best part of your life. How fucking bad do you want it? How much abuse can you tolerate? I always get a lot of shit on that one from the nose-in-the-air wannabe scientists who somehow find themselves in this sport. They look at me as if to say, It shouldnt cause you physical distress to train and compete in this game. If you believe that one then you might as well give it up and sell popsicles on the fucking beach or some shit. The ones who will push the envelope and meet their destinies are those who can absorb the most pain. Its just that fucking simple, and please dont get bullshitted into believing otherwise. So then, there it is, the biggest and best gift of your lives, the cold hard truth. Dont waste time fucking around. Get down to business. Fear and laziness bring shame and dishonor. Let failure never see the light of day. Do this with me because I am there with you as well. When people look into my eyes, they see how I burn to be better. They know I wont be stopped. They know when I come into the gym Im gonna drop the shitload, so they better be someplace else. I want all of these things for you too. I want you to feel the power of reckless abandon. I want you to gain the respect of friend and foe alike. I want them all to clear a path for you as you come through. Go over, under, around or through whatever or whoever stands in your way. Put that steel on your back and give it a motherfuckin ride, son. Then let them make you a place at the table Then youll be a man.

by G Diesel
During the cold months, you get the itch. Its that time. It is bear season, the occasion to get big and thick. The opportunity to alter our bodies and crush the weights is upon us. But can you take advantage of your chance to get huge? You pour over the magazines and scour the net. You read every last word on Animalpak.com and you even pick the brains of the seasoned vets at your gym. Youre searching for that little nugget of info, that insight, that shred of knowledge that will put you over the top and get the gains rolling in again. You think it must be there, in the fine print That detail that eludes you. That nutrition secret that only the most jacked among us is hip to. This isnt, however, always the case. In fact, we so often get caught up in the bullshit Wallowing in the mire of wonder supplements and gimmick exercises. We turn our backs on the shit that made giants out of mere men The basics that turned the mortals into immortals. The principles followed by Grimek and Reeves, Arnold and Sergio, Yates and Haney. Ask anybody who has gotten anywhere in this sporttheyll tell ya. Eating is the key. Always has been, always will be. Dont care how hard ya train or what ya take. The difference between the freaks and the flock is the fuckin fork. Keep shoveling in the good stuff, day and night for years on end This is the most arduous of a bodybuilders undertakings. It is also the most crucial. To eat like a man This is your mission if you have the nutsack to accept it. Here are some basic guidelines. Some tips and ideas you can apply to your offseason mass program to ensure that you wont let this growth season pass without adding another X to your t-shirt size and another couple of pies to your major lifts. Listen up Steak Your Life It is about as nutrient dense as a food could be. Loaded with protein and anabolic fats, steak will put the pounds on you like no other food. There are a million different cuts of beef in varying price ranges, so eating it daily can be affordable Ive grubbed on it all depending on the size of my knot, from filet mignon to shoulder chuck and it all does the job. Try it once or twice a day for a month and tell me you wont blow the fuck up. Farm Fresh Dairy products pack a powerful punch when it comes to both protein and calories. Add milk to all of your protein shakes or gainers, and bump up the calories by using 2% or whole milk on occasion if your metabolism permits. Start everyday with the pure protein of egg whites and throw in a few whole eggs daily I personally know of one pro who eats 4 whole eggs with every meal when he is trying to put on size. That is no fucking joke. Cottage cheese and yogurt mixed with fruit provide healthy, nutrient dense snack options that can keep you growing between main feedings. Carbs O Plenty When you are trying to get big, the more carbs the better. Emphasize quality and youll keep your gains solid. Quality in = Quality out. Oatmeal is a must. On top of that try to eat rice, yams or potatoes (even pasta sometimes) with every solid protein meal. Also include several servings of fruit and veggies in your daily regimen The fiber in produce will keep the plumbing flowing properly and the vitamins and minerals will keep you healthy, bolstering your immunity as flu season looms. Smash the Window New jacks get so crazy with the supplements, they let them rule their lives. For example, you hear about taking this product on an empty stomach What the fuck? A bodybuilder should never have an empty stomach. If you are skipping a meal in order to take some magic potion, you are fucking up. Here is the way I see it. There are four key supplement windows every training day: when you wake up in the morning, before you train, after you train and before you go to bed. Cram all of your pills and powders into these four time periods and youll be good to go. The rest of the time worry about eating whole food, real food, food you chew. When it comes to supplements, Ill try anything once and I keep an open mind, but the core always remains the same Animal Pak and protein powder (which are so basic they arent even supps in my book), Nitro, creatine, flax oil, liver tabs. Nothing fancy or glamorous, just the basicsthe shit that has been working forever. Meal Multiplicity Eat much, young warrior and eat often. Every two hours all day long. Be it a shake or a meal. Be it steamed chicken and rice or Mickey Ds By all fucking means eat. Pack your food ahead of time in your cooler everyday and stash some goodies in your ride for when you are in a pinch. Eat while you drive, at school, at work, at the gym Whatever, just get the food in. Dont waste all of the blood, sweat and pain you are spilling on the gym floor cuz you are too much of a pussy to eat when need be. Catabolism. That is muscle wasting, bro--a frightening fucking thought to any real bodybuilder. Keep eating and you stay anabolic. Stay anabolic and youll keep growing. So simple to say, so difficult to do. Well call that a refresher course, Animal. We all need them from time to time. Whether you are a young, hungry lion paying his dues like you and me or even if youre an IFBB pro with 20 years in the game, it is always a good idea to go back to basics and focus on the fundamentals. And there is nothing more fundamental than eating for mass. What works now is what worked for the forefathers of our sport. If youre a bodybuilder, youre supposed to be big. To get big ya gotta eat. So dig the fuck in

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CYCLE: Five Day Split, Two Days Off LEVEL: Advanced GOAL: Overall Physique Sunday: Legs/Cardio Legs Leg Extensions: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Squats (Wide Leg): 5 Sets x 8-12 Reps Hack Squats: 4 Sets x 12-15 Reps Lunges: 4 Sets Leg Curls: 5 Sets x 12 Reps Cardio Stepper: 10 minutes Monday: OFF Tuesday: Chest/Biceps/Calves/Cardio Chest Incline Barbell Press: 5 Sets x 8-15 Reps Flat Bench Flyes: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Cable Crossovers: 3 Sets x 15 Reps Dumbbell Pullovers: 2 Sets x 10 Reps Biceps Barbell Curls: 4 Sets x 10-12 Reps Rope Cable Hammer Curls: 4 Sets x 15 Reps Calves Pick an exercise and do 5 sets for at least 20 reps. Cardio Stationary Bike: 30 minutes Wednesday: Back/Abs Back Bent-Over Rows: 5 Sets x 8-12 Reps T-Bar Rows (underhand grip): 3 Sets x 10 Reps Cable Rows: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Chins: 5 Sets x 12-15 Reps

Hyper Extensions: 3 Sets x 20 Reps Abs Pick any movement and do 4 sets for at least 25 reps. Thursday: OFF Friday: Shoulders/Triceps/Calves/Cardio Shoulders Standing Shoulder Presses: 4 Sets x 6-12 Reps One-Arm Shoulder Presses: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Upright Rows: 3 Sets x 12 Reps Rear Delt Flyes: 3 Sets x 15 Reps Standing Laterals: 2 Sets x 15 Reps Triceps Tricep Pushdowns: 4 Sets x 15 Reps Skullcrushers: 4 Sets x 6-12 Reps Calves Pick an exercise and do 5 sets for at least 20 reps. Cardio Treadmill: 25 minutes, varying the incline and speed. Saturday: Makeup Day Hit the muscle groups which you haven't hit correctly during the week. Cardio is a must on this day. Intensity and length will vary on energy and current conditioning.

routine notes
This is a weird routine that worked for me when I was preparing for a big show recently. It was designed to fit into my work schedule. I start with Sunday because in my mind, the week starts with Sunday.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal Nitro Animal Stak2 See page 52 for more details

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by Schak
We begin Volume 1 of our five part series on the development of the physique. So why not start with one of everybodys favorite beefy bodyparts, arms? This along with chest is the bodypart that is associated with most bodybuilders. Who doesnt want huge triceps and bulging biceps? I will map it all out for you up and comerswhat to do, what not to do, mindset, intensity, and attitude. I am doing everything for you except fucking feeding you. But I do have faith in all of you readers out there that feel the need to read this article because you know that you will walk away learning something. So lets get started, shall we? No arm workout is ever truly great unless you have a good partner to lift with. But if hes late, fuck him; youre not there for his convenience. So you and your partner walk into the gym. You assess the situation. It is Monday, so you know everyone and his mother is doing chest today No worries on waiting for a machine. You have a plan of attack as soon as you walk into the space that you claim your own. Today is a superset day: One bicep movement followed by one tricep movement. You decide that you want to start with a cable tricep pushdown supersetting it with a standing EZ bar curl. Your partner does not like the idea and offers a different alternative. You being the more knowledgeable tell him to shut the fuck up or go home. He graciously accepts. You do a warm up set of 15 with a light weight. You break a small sweat as you progress into both sets. For this first set, your form is immaculate, but this wont last for long. You decide to go up 4 plates on the pushdown station and another 30 pounds on the EZ bar. You do a hard set of 12 on each, struggling with the last rep on each movement. The weight feels good, so you decide to go up again on each exercise Another 4 plates on the pushdown and 30 pounds on the curl. Taking weights on and off of the bar is a pain in the ass, but in order to grow, it is one of those necessary evils. Your next set is a tough one; you get 10 reps on the pushdown with a small spot from your partner, who is amazed at the intensity and desire you show. Catch your breath for a half minute and move right into the curl. This gets fucking heavy. You barely get 10, cheating on each rep, with the help of a 2 rep spot, but thats OK, you felt them. In between your third and your last working sets, you stare at the pushdown rack, amazed that you are doing weight that you never thought you could do. Since you are already three-quarters of the way down the rack, you rack the whole fucking pushdown machine. You start your set fighting your way through 8 reps and almost getting a ninth. You do a drop set to

half the weight which still feels like a thousand pounds. Your triceps are burning, feeling like they are about to tear off your skin. You barely get 8 with such a light weight. You scream with effort. Everyone is looking at you like you just lifted the world over your head. Take a breather. You go to the curl, adding another 30 pounds. Just lifting the weight from the rack and holding it makes that small little vein in your neck look like it is about to explode. 1 2 3 (rest a second). Three more, your partner yells. 4 5 and 6. As your bicep feels like it just was pierced with a knife, you do a drop set with half the weight. You get barely get another 6, looking like you are rowing the weight at the end since you are cheating so much. Remember, cheat to growit is philosophy that should always be practiced when in the gym. Your arms are tired and hard as rock. Your partner is hurting and ready to go home. As for you, youve just gotten done with your warm up sets By now, your shirt should be fairly soaked and sweat should continually be dripping down your brow. You continue on to a close grip bench press, supersetting it with a machine preacher curl. Since you are so knowledgeable, you know that the close-grip bench press is a major mass building movement and a preacher curl promotes a bicep peakgood combo. Since the warm up is done, you decide to go heavy to start on both movements. Starting with 225 lb. on the bar, you easily perform 10 reps. No need to do any more reps because you want to save your energy for the next 3 sets. You walk over to the preacher curl machine. You place the pin halfway done the rack; you pick up the weight and still feel that it is too light so you add another 5 plates. You perform a set of 12. Since this is a shaping movement, no need to perform any less than 10 reps (yeah right). Back to the bench, you add another 50 lb. to the bar and get set to launch that weight for a tough 10 that ends with a grunt of relief. Shit. Ever wonder why we describe a good set or a good workout with an inappropriate four letter word? Going back to the preacher curl, you stop and sip some Animal Nitro G. Why not pump the muscles up with glycogen and some essential aminos now? No need to wait. You down a quarter of it and raise the weight on the preacher curl to rack the stack. You get yourself set, armpits on the pad, back straight, and only moving the lower arm. Yeah right... You rack the weight to move more weight, to get bigger, even if it is a shaping exercise. You grunt out another set of 12, not paying attention to the 20 people looking at you wondering how a human being could possibly be that strong. Sip some more of that Nitro G That grape flavor tastes so fucking good. And its good for ya. You now throw 315 on the bar to close grip for a set of 8. Your partner at this point has already quit and is only there to root you on. You get under the bar and think to yourself, Why not do a triple drop set? You begin your set, arms shaking as you lower the weight to the bottom of your chest. Exploding up, the bar just gets heavier and heavier with each rep as you struggle to get 8. Come on you pussy, push it up! Strip, you yell to your spotter. Down to 225 you barely get another 8. Strip one more time. This shouldnt be difficult now Its only 135 lb. You barely get 8 reps, dying on the last one. You sit up trying to catch your breath and shake out the pain. Your arms are so fucking pumped now Huge. Have another sip of your Nitro G and head on to the last set of the preachers. On the way, you grab 20 lb. to place on

top of the machine to add some extra weight to an already racked stack. You get set, picking up the weight and curling it with a mission 6 7 8 Drop. Cut the weight in half 6 7 8 Drop again. You try to drop the weight and curl but your bicep physically does not let you. Alright, I think youre done with this exercise. Almost at the finale of the workout, you decide to throw 3 sets of the dip machine in with 3 sets of a seated dumbbell curl. Your arms are so fatigued and pumped at this point you cant even scratch the top of your head. You do a set on the dip machine for 12 with a fairly heavy weight. Right now, a milk carton would feel heavy. Youre curling 45 pound dumbbells for a hard set of 10 with each arm. One set felt like an eternity. Your arms are killing you. You finish your Nitro G and sit on the bench next to your partner who halfassed the workout. Getting some blood back in your head, you repeat the same movements, this time feeling even worse. You decide not to do the last set because you cant move and have no blood left in your head. So lets recap our arm regimen: Cable Tricep Pushdowns superset w/ Standing Curls (EZ curl bar) Set 1: 15 reps (warm up) Set 2: 12 reps Set 3: 10 reps Set 4: 10 reps Set 5: 8 reps (drop weight and do another 8 reps) Close Grip Bench Press superset w/Preacher Curl Machine Close Grip Bench Press: Set 1: 10 reps Set 2: 10 reps Set 3: 8 reps ( do a double drop set of 8 reps each) Preacher Curl Machine Set 1: 12 reps Set 2: 12 reps Set 3: 8 reps do a double drop set of 8 reps each) Tricep Dip Machine: 12 reps x 3 sets Supersetted with Seated Dumbbell Curls: 10 reps x 3 sets Over twenty sets for arms in a matter of an hour. As you sit on the bench to regroup, you get some feeling back in your arms and a semblance of consciousness back to your brain. Then as you drag yourself to the locker room to gather your belongings you ask yourself, How the fuck am I going to drive home? This, my friends, is an arm workout. Work your ass off, intensify your sets, and leave knowing that you accomplished something. This is the workout of someone who wants it bad The workout of a champion. If this doesnt motivate you or your partner to finish the workout, then I dont know what will. Volume 2 of this series, Back To Basics, will illustrate the intricacies of training back and show you what it takes to bring about the development of a legendary backside. Until then, have fun training arms and remember to call a cab after youre done. For Volumes 2-5, check out Animalpak.com.

by G Diesel

Entry #7 The gym is the greatest metaphor for life there is. Every time you attempt a new lift, or even simply try to maintain your previous best, there is that haunting feeling in the pit of you stomach. It aint fear, its pressure. The pressure to handle the weight, to take the heat, to, at the very least, maintain or better yet, to strive to take it all to the next level. That weight, that pressure, is what we carry with us everyday of our lives. The kind of pressure that gives you gray hairs in your early twenties That shit is no joke. That pressure doesnt come from external sources like society or parents or spouses. It comes from within. It is the burden that every great man must bear. Life without dreams and aspirations and the pressure that comes along with them aint no kinda life at all. Ill take that heat; Ill deal with the pressure because that is the price I must pay to be great. You hear cats say, Be easy or Hang loose or Chill. Well guess what. Chill dont pay the fuckin bills. Im here to get mine, to carve out the life of my dreams on my terms, and Ill be damned if any man will step in my way. This is the life I chose. Can you carry the weight?

the finger at if I lose or underachieve or come up short is myself. It is my duty to bridge the gap. To make up the difference in hard work and diligence--in consistency and attention to details. To push harder. To demand more. To be all it is that I desire to be by any means necessary. It applies to every facet of life--from the weight room to classroom to the boardroom. From the womb to the tomb, those who will gain the most in this world are the ones who invest the time and effort and who press on past obstacles undeterred. It is easy to wish and not act. It is easy to blame others and cop out. It is easy to die without ever making that grasp for greatness. But it is hard to pursue your destiny, to answer the call of greatness, to be a man of action. The days of wishing and waiting have come and gone. The hour of action has arrived.

ring and it is time to do battle in the gym, be an Animal. If our personal safety or that of those we love is jeopardized, then by all means react accordingly. But the rest of the time, we speak softly and carry a big stick. There is always someone out there bigger, stronger. People look at us with the same reverence, respect and trepidation that you would bestow upon that dude. In the outside world, as bodybuilders, we are role models We should conduct ourselves as such.

Entry #13 You can shit in one hand and wish in the other and see which one fills up first. That is one of my Dads classic quotes. A Frank statement (pun intended). It is all about a mindset. Dudes wish they were Mr. Olympia, wish they were a millionaire, wish they were this and wish they were that. They wish all day long, but they aint willing to put the work in, and thus theyll never achieve their goals. Because after all, there are too many good excuses to fall back on: It was politics. Or He has better genetics. Or That guy who beat me is on this and takes that. Bullshit. The only one to point

Entry #19 We pay our dues daily. We are bigger and stronger than 99.9% of the population. XXXL sized shirts and dumbbells twice that big are not an uncommon sight in our world. All noteworthy facts that, believe me, everyone we encounter is aware of without us having to remind them. Nothing puts as much of a black eye on our sport and our lifestyle as tough guys. Arrogance and condescension are our downfall. Narcissism and elitism plague bodybuilding. We all started skinny and weak and half the size we are today. But as we gain our ego often grows as well. This is unacceptable. This is a game for men not insecure boys. It is our duty, as we carry our lifestyle through the harsh external world just by means of our appearance, to represent bodybuilding right. We must be humble and approachable. Articulate and friendly We must consider ourselves as ambassadors to the planet for the sport of bodybuilding. When the bells of war

Entry #20 You give them half, G. The other half you keep for yourself. That was my boy Mikeys advice. Words of wisdom. But easier said than done, especially for a brother like me. Ive always been the all or nothing type. Its just who I am. And it aint always a good thing. My heart is on my sleeve. With that sort of approach to life comes much heartache, hardship and disappointment. I also feel that it is the only way to be if you are to truly get what you want out of life. Obviously, it is a double edged sword. It makes victory sweet and loss devastating. Its hot or cold, black or white. Ive got no time or interest in lukewarm or gray. Im all in from the flop. Either you are with me or against me. If Im in your corner, Ive got your back to the end. This mindset can make you the best friend, the best spouse, and the best teammate in the world. It can also set you up to be taken advantage of or taken for granted. You take for granted the axle that holds the wheels on your car, until that fucker snaps and you end up in a ditch on the side of the highway. My advice is different than my boys. I say live hard and die hard and love hard in between. Cuz tomorrow aint promised and today is slipping away... For more Diary of a Madman go to Animalpak.com.

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CYCLE: 3 days on, 1 off, 2 days on, 1 off. LEVEL: Advanced GOAL: Overall Physique Monday 1: Chest Alternate between dumbbells and barbells to save your rotator cuffs. Flat Dumbbell Presses: 3 warmup sets, 3 working sets at max working poundage (as many reps as you can) Incline Dumbbell Presses: 1 warmup set, 3 working sets at max working poundage for as many reps as you can Flat Flyes: 4 Sets in ascending weight, 12-15 reps Incline Flyes: 4 sets in ascending weight, 12-15 reps Dips: 3 sets to all out failure Tuesday: Back All reps are to be done with strict, strict form. Reverse Rows: 3 warmup sets, 4 working max sets Pulldowns: 4 sets, mid-range grip (stretch is important) Low Pulley Rows: 4 sets x 12-15 reps One Arm Rows: 3 sets x 10 reps Deadlifts - 5 sets ascending to 8 rep functional max training weight Wednesday: Shoulders You gotta push the weight, but you gotta keep form. Military Presses: 3 warmup sets, 5 sets x 5-8 reps Laterals: 4 sets strict form Rear Laterals: 4 sets, all out at one weight Barbell Shrugs: 5 sets x 6-10 reps Thursday: Off

Friday: Arms Always train biceps before triceps. Straight Bar Curls: 2 warmup sets of 20 reps each, 3 working sets 10-15 range Hammer Curls: 3 sets x 12 reps One Arm Preacher Curls: 3 sets x 15 reps (flush the blood) Pushdowns: Total out 7 sets, pyramiding up to 10 rep max Skullcrushers: 3 sets x 15 reps One Arm Overhead Extensions: 3 sets x 15 reps Dips: 3 sets, all out to failure Saturday: Legs It's leg day... What, you expected a walk in the park? Leg extensions: 8 sets, total 20 reps on all sets Leg Presses: 5 sets, pyramiding up Squats: 4 sets x 20 reps (full depth) Hack Squats: 4 sets x 20 reps Leg Curls: 6 sets x 15 reps Stiff-Leg Deads: 5 sets x 15 reps (full stretch) Sunday: Off

routine notes
How do you put together a weight training arsenal? Ill tell you how, but you gotta do all the heavy lifting: 3 days on, 1 off, 2 days on, 1 off. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repetition is the mother of Animalism. Stick with me. Well set trends, not limits. 99% of life is what you make of it. Go after it and dont take no for an answer.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal Nitro G Animal MStak See page 52 for more details. For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.

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This stuffs great! Works within half an hour, not like your typical creatine supplement. Gives you a pump throughout your workout from beginning to end. Highly recommended for anyone who is serious about getting big and strong. - Jimmy V.
The pump... It is the holy grail of bodybuilding. It is that most addictive of sensations that keeps gym rats hooked for life. It is euphoric and invigorating, an intense swelling of the muscle caused by a training-induced cascade of blood It is a rebirth experienced on each worthwhile trip to the gym. The pump is instant gratification An automatic reward for all of the blood, sweat and tears you spill on the gym floor. The pump is instantaneous growth It is the immediate invigoration of dormant muscle fibers. There are days, however, where no matter what you do, the pump is seemingly unattainable Set after wasted set, you toil in vain. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. You yearn to be pumped and swole and instead you are beaten and weary. On other days, the pump is fleeting. As quickly as it arrives, it is gone Leaving both your ego and your muscle bellies deflated. The disappointment in your inability to achieve and sustain the cherished pump is not merely due to the pleasure of a superficial physical response, but in the fact that an opportunity for new growth has been squandered. The pump aint just for shits and gigglesit is crucial to getting big. The pump is essential in the promotion of new muscle growth. With each pumpinducing rep, nutrient rich fluid and blood fills the working cells, engorging the muscle. This occurrence kick starts the anabolic process. The muscle cell walls are stretched and strained and practically bursting with fluid, this is called cell volumization. Assuming you are eating and supplementing properly, this fluid should be chock full of the kind of nourishing elements specifically designed to help you do the one thing you came here to do Grow. This is where Animal Pump kicks down the door and goes to work. Now ya know why you need the pumpthat feeling of having your muscles fully engorged with blood is what drives a bodybuilder. Once the pump is there, fueling the muscles with the right nutrients is where optimal gains can be reached. Animal Pump is this fuel. Getting the right blend of nutrients is essential. Animal Pump has it all, from its synergistic cutting edge creatine blend, NO boost complex, proprietary energy and concentration mix, down to its cell protective antioxidant complex and specialized transport blend which shuttles the Pump to your starving muscles. From a strength and muscle cell volumizing point of view, it gets no better than Animal

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Pump, because Pump is packed with a new school matrix of creatinesa full, daily dose. Bodybuilders have used creatine for a decade now with good results and over the years, science has brought more and more advanced forms of creatine to the fore. Creatine is a core, basic bodybuilding supplement and as such, Pump is a welcome addition to the Animal line. When you perform a heavy set, intracellular ATP levels decrease. Creatine helps restore these ATP levels. But not just any old creatine will do the job; Animal Pump includes only the best. Taking creatine supplementation to the next level, Animal Pump combines Magnesium Creatine Chelate (MCC), a patented form of creatine, with the newest sensation Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) and proven Tri-Creatine Malate (TCM) to deliver maximum benefits. This blend combats the creatine absorption issues and bloating of yesteryear, ensuring your creatine reaches your growing muscles and not the toilet bowl. Pump ensures that the ergogenic effects of creatine are maximized, eliminating any unwanted side effects and making the creatine non-responder of yesteryear an extinct species. During an intense workout, one of the limiting factors of your muscular power and endurance is oxygen and the availability of oxygen-rich nutrients to muscle tissue. Our NO Boost complex is a blend of compounds designed to combat this problem. Arginine AKG, Citrulline Malate and L-norvaline are combined to maximize nitric oxide release. From a bodybuilding point of view, this means incredible muscular pumps and a greater ability to funnel clean oxygen and nutrient rich blood into your muscles. This results in optimal muscular fullness and cellular nutrient uptake and translates into what all bodybuilders cravegreater size gains.

Even if you are strong and pumped, how can you possibly tear the gym apart if youre energy deprived and lacking mental concentration? Daily life is filled with constant roadblocks that try to throw you off in the iron game. So when it comes to energy, Animal Pump has got your back. Animal Pumps Energy Rush Complex combines powerful methylxanthines along with evodiamine and vinpocentine to give you that energy boost that gets you fired up for training and the focus and mental acuity so vital to establishing the mind-muscle connection. These powerful substances reach deep into the muscle cell to provide long-lasting energy and power, thus delaying the onset of muscle fatigue. That performance and focus edge can be the difference between the physique of a weekend warrior and a top competitor. We aint done yet, bro Animal Pump incorporates a comprehensive antioxidant blend designed to protect your cells from the heavy onslaught of hardcore lifting. Heavy lifting leaves behind free radicals, which are damaging if left alone. Free radical production is also increased with enhanced nitric oxide release. We included the best antioxidants to make sure these free radicals are cleaned out leaving your immune system strong. Last but certainly not least, a supreme nutrient transport complex, a blend of insulin boosters and absorption enhancers, ties the Animal Pump formula together. This complex efficiently and quickly draws all of these critical nutrients to your muscles. Insulin is especially important for channeling this powerful cutting edge blend into your muscle cells. Sugar-laden formulas of the past helped boost insulin levels, however they also added unnecessary carbohydrates. With Animal Pump no carbs are needed for maximum insulin potentiating effects. Animal Pumps innovative insulin

boosters can significantly enhance the pump, decrease lactic acid build up and rapidly saturate the muscle with cutting edge creatines and essential nutrients for growth. This is further amplified by specialized absorption enhancers, which ensure that Animal Pumps complexes are fully absorbed and transported to the muscles where they will be fully utilized. The pump is an integral component to new muscle growth. It is literally the lifeblood of your bodybuilding pursuits, giving meaning to monotonous training sessions and giving nourishment to your depleted muscle cells. Without the pump, youre going nowhere Harness its power and the skys the limit. If you wanna blow up, with seam-tearing, stretch-marking mass and personal record breaking strength, Animal Pump is your holy grail. Its the pump, in a pack.

required for
Competitive strength & power athletes Those looking to improve gym performance Athletes looking to prolong pump Off-season bodybuilders looking to add mass & strength Creatine non-responders Those who hate the creatine bloat

daily dose
To optimize the pump use one pack 30 minutes before your workout. Do not consume any whole foods or protein shakes between your daily dose of Animal Pump and your training session. In order to maximize results, be sure to stay hydrated and prioritize the uptake of fluids before and during training.

recommended stacks
Animal Pump can be taken year round without cycling off. Like Animal Pak, Animal Flex and Animal Nitro, Pump is designed as a core or foundational supplement. For bigger gains, consider stacking Pump with Stak2.

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by Schak
It is the only moment in the day which is truly yours. Your time. Your body. Your workout. You zone out and forget all the outside bullshit. There are no distractions, no women, no fuckin cell phones, nothing except you and the weights. This is the time of the day that is solely devoted to your well being and improvement. Your workout is the time to kick yourself in the ass and make yourself grow and mature as a bodybuilder, whether or not you compete. Since this is your time, how do you approach it? What theory or philosophy does one follow in order to get the maximum results? I am here today to teach all you beginners what that hour should symbolize and what great strides one can accomplish in 60-90 minutes of focused training. The first lesson that you will learn as soon as you walk into the gym--either before work or after a hard day of listening to your boss chew you a new asshole--is that you are now the leader and not the follower. You must become your own disciple. Fuck other people who tell you things that are irrelevant to your goals, dont listen to the bullshit. You are there for one thing: to better yourself each and every day. You dont go there to motivate anybody else. I have become successful because I dont take anyone elses shit when training. Dont worry about the dude standing next to you who criticizes your form If it works for you, then it is perfect form. You dont have to listen to nagging and complaining from the girlfriend about why you dont spend more time with her. And you definitely dont want to wait a half hour for your partner to show up late. This is your time, embrace it and make the most of it; you are the only person in charge right now. Focus and pride yourself on getting the best workout possible, with minimal distractions. Dont bring your cell phone in the gym, waiting for one of your boys to call you to see where youre going that Friday night. Chances are youre not getting laid because you have no game. Dont bullshit for 20 minutes in between sets with the girl next to you because you think she is cute. Chances are she just wants to be friends anyway. Monitor your progress and know that when you step in that 15,000 foot facility called the gym, that you are hear to lift weights and not socialize. Focus on your goal, and proceed to take every step to actualize it. When you see 405 on the bench, you visualize the rep, how easy it feels, and the high that you get from pushing that kind of weight without a problem. You stare at the weights and then stare through them until finally something clicks and all you want to do is lift more than what is already there. This is when you finally realize that you need more of this, the motivation to keep going on and to leave everyone else behind. That is focus That is the attitude without the words. Another lesson to learn is to attack each and every workout like it is your last. This all has to do with the proper mindset. Once you walk into that gym, it becomes war. The war is against you, your mind and against the weights. Everybody is trying to be like you and trying to beat you at your own game. But youre one step ahead of the field, realizing that you are the predator and not the prey. Every rep, every set done by someone who wants to look better than you just motivates you to train harder. You know that you can train harder and you do. There is no limit to how much weight you can move. You will force yourself to squeeze out that last rep on a dead lift or squat. When you leave you make sure that you made your presence felt by everyone in that gym. You want everyone leaving there to be afraid to train with you. Fuck that, I aint training with Schak. Those are the words I love to hear. Training hard does not mean performing a marathon of sets and reps in the gym. Which brings me to my next lesson: Stimulate, dont annihilate. Just because you train like an Animal doesnt mean you should look like an asshole doing it. Youre in the gym to build a pleasing physique, not look like the next great Olympic swimmer. Train hard, work till you get a pump, then go home. Do not work through the pump, but up until a maximum pump. Once you feel that your body has been beaten up and slammed around enough, you are done. Overtraining is common mishap with all bodybuilders who so often think more is better. How much can your body possibly endure in one fuckin hour? Think about it You are not a machine You are a living mortal who needs rest, recovery, and calories to grow. You dont need 30 sets for chest or 50 rep sets every week. You wanna know when youre done? Youre done when some asshole is yelling across the gym, Thats it man? Only doing a half day today? This is after you finished your fourteenth set for chest and are about to go home to do something smart. Something like calling it a day while youre ahead. Unlike the 60, 150 pound guy who just contributed his two cents. Check your ego at the door. Nobody likes a conceited prick, big or not. Again, as I stated earlier, train hard, stay focused, enjoy your alone time, but dont act like an asshole. Remember the other people at the gym are there for the same purpose that youre thereto better themselves. Be humble and people will respect you (they may not want to train with a sick fuck like yourself but they will respect you). If you know youre the best and that you cant be beat then thats great. Keep it to yourself and show everyone else, because I will tell you right now, there are about 30 other people in the same gym thinking the same thing. Stay humble about your accomplishments. Dont brag. If you stay level headed, more people will admire your achievements and the hard work that got you there. These are the underlying philosophies that create a wellrounded champion. Every champion has them and practices them daily. That is what makes them the one to beat and not the beaten one. In the next few weeks we will spill over into the philosophy involved in body part training. I will take you through the typical workout of a champion. Stay tuned and be ready, for the best is yet to come. Peace.

Why cant I just use a regular one-a-day type vitamin instead of Animal Pak? Do I need the Pak? Dont I get enough vitamins from my foods? Which Animal products are cycled and which ones arent? Animal Nitro contains essential aminos. Whats so special about them? Do I have to take Animal Cuts twice daily? Can I take Animal supplements with other supplements? What's the difference between the Animal Stak2 and the Animal MStak? Can I take all the Animal products together? Can Animal Nitro help me keep my muscle even when Im not lifting? Can I take 1 Animal Pak per day instead of 2? Is timing important for Animal products? I'm a hardgainer looking to add quality weight. What's the best stack for me? My whey protein has essential aminos in it. Should I still take Animal Nitro? I've got muscle, but I can't get rid of that last few pounds of fat. What should I do? Is the Animal Pak really necessary? I have trouble with the Animal Pak tablets. Any suggestions? How much strength can I get with Animal M-Stak? My training buddies have increased their lifts by 25% after only one cycle. Whats the difference between Animal Nitro and Animal Nitro G? With Animal Pump, do I need to add any extra creatine? I train at night and don't want any stimulants. Can I remove it from Animal Pump and will it have any impact on the product? I only need to take one pack of Animal Flex a day? When should I take the Animal Flex?
Which Animal Products Are Cycled And Which Ones Arent? Animal Stak2, Animal M-Stak, and Animal Cuts are cycled for 3 weeks on, 1 week off. Thats the set schedule. Animal Pak, Animal Pump, Animal Flex, and Animal Nitro/G, on the other hand, are what we call foundational supplements. These dont need to be cycled. You can and should take these every day. Animal Nitro Contains essential amino acids (EAAs). Whats So Special About Them? Essential aminos are those aminos that your body cant make You can only get them through your diet. Essential aminos are important for a couple of reasons. First, your body can take them and turn them into other non-essential aminos as needed. Second, many of the essential amino acids can be used to make energy (useful during dieting) when needed. Third, you can maintain a net nitrogen balance on essential aminos onlyyou dont non-essential aminos to get into an anabolic state. Fourth, the essential aminos found in Animal Nitro come in the form of uncoupled aminos. They are free of chemical bonds and they do not need to be digested. Therefore, they can be rapidly assimilated, bypass the liver, and enter systemic circulation quickly and efficiently. When essential aminos come in uncoupled forms, they can also exert pharmacological and physiological effects that plain protein powders cant. Fifth, Animal Nitro contains a specific, proven ratio of amino acids. We just dont throw them in there. They come in a precise formula that has been modeled after actual human muscle protein itself. No other amino formula has this blend of aminos that we call Human Muscle Protein Complex (see below). Finally, research has recently shown that non-essential amino acids are not required for boosting anabolism via protein synthesis. Only essential aminos are necessary. So yeah, essential amino acids are just that important. Do I Have To Take Animal Cuts Twice Daily? Yes. But only if you want maximum results. Here's the drill: twice a day, every day, for 21 straight dayspreferably on an empty stomach or between meals. On days you do cardio, make sure 1 pack is taken approximately 30-45 minutes prior to exercise. You can even take a pack before weight training for increased focus (but only if you're not taking the Animal Stak2). In general, take the first pak first thing in the morning, and the second pack in the early afternoon. If you train only in the evenings, then experiment and see how late you can take the Cuts without it affecting your ability to recover (e.g., sleep at night). Can I Take Animal With Other Supplements? The Animal products were designed to be taken together. When used as a complete system, you don't need any other supplementsall the core nutritional bases are covered: essential aminos, recovery nutrients, performance enhancers, thermogenic and metabolic enhancers, creatine, glutamine, BCAAs,

Why Cant I Just Use A Regular One-A-Day Type Vitamin Instead Of Animial Pak? You can, but do you want to? Typical one-a-day type multis are made for Joe Couchpotato. They have 100% of the RDA in many vitamins and minerals. Listen, do you take 100% of the Daily Reference Value for protein which is 50 grams? No. You take more because youre a serious lifter. Serious lifters need protein. The same applies to your multi. Only Animal Pak was designed for the serious bodybuilder and strength athlete. Harder training athletes need more vitamins and minerals and other nutrients than sedentary individuals. So if your multi is one or two pills or even three pills, then its time to consider what youre doing. Do I Need The Pak? Dont I get enough vitamins from my foods? Yeah, we all wish. Truth is, a lot of veggies, due to overfarming and poor soil quality, arent as loaded in nutrients as they used to be. Plus, it assumes, youre eating a wide range of foods, including lots of leafy green veggies, fruits and other whole foods. You also gotta remember that even the pros, who eat right for a living, take a multi. And dont forget, when it comes to dieting, youre pretty much eating the same foods, day in and day out. Eating chicken, rice, turkey and tuna isnt a great diet from a nutritional point of view. It can quickly lead to nutrititional deficiencies and gaps. So whether youre bulking or cutting, a multivitamin like Animal Pak is absolutely essential if you want to stay on top of your game.

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vitamins, minerals, and more. You can take the Animal Pak with pretty much every other supplement out there. In fact, Animal Pak can make your other supplements work even better. Many lifters typically use Animal supplements with other protein powders, creatine, and the like. What's The Difference Between The Animal Stak2 And The Animal MStak? Both are anabolic supplements, but both approach the issue of anabolism (muscle-building) from different directions. Animal M-Stak attempts to enhance anabolism via net nitrogen balance, protein synthesis, and by shuttling more of the calories you eat into muscle-building as opposed to fat storage. Animal Stak 2, on the other hand, attempts to boost anabolism via hormone manipulation and hormone ratios (e.g., free vs. total testosterone). Bottom line, if youre a classic hardgainer who has trouble putting on size, even though you get enough calories, MStak is the better choice. For all other lifters, start with Animal Stak 2. Can I Take All The Animal Products Together? Yeah, pretty much. All the products were designed to work together. When it comes to customizing a stack, there are two factors to consider: (1) the timing of the different supplements and (2) what your training goals are. Animalpak.com has some popular stacks, or you can email us at trainer@animalpak.com for a personalized stack of your own. Can Animal Nitro Help Me Keep My Muscle Even When Im Not Lifting? According to the latest research on essential aminos, yes it can. Researchers at the University of Texas found that healthy subjects taking a placebo, after 28 days confined to beds, lost about a pound of leg muscle. The group taking an essential amino acid mixture with carbs kept their mass. According to lead researcher Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones: "We thought it was the most astounding thing that even though our subjects did no exercise, they were able to maintain muscle mass." So the next time you arent able to hit the gym for a while, for whatever reason, if you want to keep the muscle that youve worked so hard to gain, you may want to take Animal Nitro. Can I Take 1 Animal Pak Instead Of 2? Yup. One packll work, especially if you weigh less than 200 pounds. If you're an elite bodybuilder or a competitive strength athlete, and you're training for a competition, then you should stick to 2 paks per day. Is Timing Important For Animal Products? For some products, it matters, for others, no. Animal Pak can be taken pretty much any time of the day. Animal Nitro and Nitro G needs to be taken within 30

minutes after lifting and also right before lifting. Be sure to read the labels and see what applies to what. I'm A Hardgainer Looking To Add Quality Weight. What's The Best Stack For Me? Animal Pak once a day. Three to six servings of Animal Max. Animal MStak or Animal Stak2 before you train. Along with a well-rounded weight-gaining diet and a solid resistance training program, you should see solid results In three to six weeks. My Whey Protein Has Essential Aminos In It. Should I Still Take Animal Nitro? There are a lot of good reasons. For starters, studies looking at amino supplementation following resistance training showed that non-essential amino acids weren't necessary for protein synthesis and anabolism. Only essential amino acids are required. Whey protein is typically about 45% essential aminos and 55% non-essential aminos. Plus with whey, the bonds that hold the aminos together must be broken down through the digestive process. As whey protein is digested, many of the aminos get deaminated and ultimately converted to urea, a waste product. The special uncoupled amino acids in Animal Nitro don't have to be digested; they can enter systemic circulation quickly and efficiently. In the real world, this can make a huge difference. Researchers in one study found that the lack of urea production after taking 6g of essential aminos indicated that these aminos were being incorporated into protein and not being catabolized. On the other hand, with 40g of whey protein, urea production increased significantly. So when you compare 6g of essential aminos versus 40g of whey, it looks like a smaller dose of essential aminos are superior to a larger dose of whey protein. Bottom line, when it comes to the nutritional window of opportunity around lifting, Animal Nitro kicks ass. You can think of the difference between whey protein and Animal Nitro this way. What would you rather have, a 10-pound rock that contains an ounce of gold inside, or an ounce of pure, 24k gold? While both have an ounce of gold in it, with the rock, you'd have to get that gold out. It takes time and effort. Well, Animal Nitro is that pure 24k gold, and whey protein is that rock that contains the gold. I've Got Muscle, But I Can't Get Rid Of That Last Few Pounds Of Fat. What Should I Do? Once again, begin your supplement stack with the Animal Pak. Next, add the Animal Cuts. A cycle or two should do the trick. I Have Trouble With The Animal Pak Tablets. Any Suggestions? Here are a couple of tips. You can split the larger tablets in half. Bodybuilding pros we asked gave us this suggestion: add the tablets to your protein shake

and blend everything together in a mixer. We think this is a great idea. How Much Strength Can I Get With Animal MStak? My Training Buddies Have Increased Their Lifts By 25% After Only One Cycle. Increasing your lifts by 25% within the first cycle is not all that extraordinary. We've had athletes tell us that they've increased their bench press by fifteen, twentyfive, and thirty pounds in only 3 weeks. If you've hit a plateau and have stopped growing, Animal M-Stak may be the answer. Whats The Difference Between Animal Nitro and Animal Nitro G? Not much difference. Both contain Human Muscle Protein Complex, the essential amino acid profile and ratios modeled after actual human muscle itself. The main difference is that: (1) Animal Nitro G comes as a grape-flavored drink mix and (2) Animal Nitro G has the 35g of dextrose built right in. One study looking at 6g of essential aminos along with 35g of simple carbs found that this mix could increase protein synthesis by ~400% after lifting. So if youre looking for convenience, just throw a pack of Animal Nitro G into your gym back and youll be all set. With Animal Pump, do I need to add any extra creatine? No. Animal Pump comes with a FULL daily dose of of the latest forms of creatine, so you wont need to supplement with any extra creatine. In fact, doing so would be overkill and just a waste of money. I train at night and dont want any stimulants. Can I remove this from Animal Pump and will it have any impact on the product? Yes, you can remove it. The stims are in the red capsule, and no, it wont have any impact on the product overall. The Energy Rush Complex found in the red capsule was included for energy and mental focus. If you train at night, it may interfere with your sleep. I only need to take one pack of Animal Flex a day? Yes. Some of the ingredients need to be utilized quicker than others. By incorporating special timerelease technologies, those that you need fast are delivered quickly and those that need to be released gradually are time-released. With other joint products, you have to take it three times per day... Extra work. When should I take the Animal Flex? Animal Flex can be taken either with a meal or on an empty stomach. Because Flex is for foundational joint support, it is not necessary to take prior to lifting. We suggest taking it earlier in the day. One of the great things about Animal Flex is that it requires a single daily dose--not three times a day.

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Brothers, we get a shitload of email questions about which pack product to take, what each one does, which ones can be combined with the others, yadda yadda yadda. All of the answers to these questions can be found at Animalpak.com. If you dont see the answer youre looking for there, or if you want a personalized stack, you can always shoot us an email at info@animalpak.com. In the meantime, here a brief summaries of each Animal product.

Animal Pak: The Power Multi


Foundational supplement. This is your core. It all starts with Animal Pak. Add it to your basic nutrition & supplement regimen as Animal Pak will cover many of the bases. The Pak contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes, digestive enzymes, amino acids, EFAs, and more. The basics. The good stuff.

difficult time putting on weight and mass. M-Stak can help increase protein synthesis and nitrogen retention. More importantly, M-Stak can help shuttle more of the calories you eat into lean mass, not body fat (nutrition-partitioning).

Animal Cuts: The Definitive Cutting Supplement


Cycled supplement. Animal Cuts is our dual thermogenic & diuretic cutting formula. When it comes to looking vascular and sharp, you need to target fat and water. And Animal Cuts does. So if you're looking for more definition, more cuts, it's time to choose Animal Cuts.

Cycled supplement. Animal Stak2 is a natural test enhancer. Stak2 can help your body boost test levels as well as test function. In other words, it can help you utilize the test you already have. Though you may have solid test levels, if it's bound up as total test, you can't tap into it. So Stak2 can be used

Animal Stak 2: The Natural Testosterone Booster

Animal Pump: The Ultimate In Pumps, Power, & Performance


Foundational supplement. Our premium performance supplement. Animal Pump provides a full daily dose of cuttingedge creatines along with every necessary accessory ingredient (NO boosters, stimulants, antioxidants) designed to maximize cell volumization and facilitate massive gains in size and strength.

Animal Nitro & Animal Nitro G: Anabolic Essential Aminos


Foundational supplement. Two ways to get key essential amino acids (EAAs) into your system-straight EAA capsules or a drink mix with EAAs & extra carbs. Your body can't make EAAs so you can only get them through diet. When it comes to pre- and posttraining, nothing is better than EAAs alone for igniting anabolism.

Animal Flex: The Complete Joint Supplement


Foundational supplement. Flex is a complete joint, tendon, and ligament support formula. Packed with the most proven and cutting-edge nutrient blend, Flex has been specifically designed with the serious lifter in mind to combat the daily wear and tear of iron warfare.

Animal M-Stak: The Natural Anabolic


Cycled supplement. Animal M-Stak is a natural anabolic designed especially for hardgainers-those lifters who have a

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CYCLE: Five Day Split, Two Days Off LEVEL: Intermediate GOAL: Complete Physique & Mass Building Day One: Chest/Calves/Abs Chest Pushups: 1 warmup set Incline Bench Press: 4 Sets x 10, 8, 6, 6 Flat Bench Dumbbell Press: 4 Sets x 10, 8, 6, 6 Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyes: 3 Sets x 12, 10, 8 Pushups: Immediately following the last set of dumbbell flyes, finish the chest with one set of pushups to failure Calves Donkey Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 20, 15, 15, 12 Standing Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 20, 15, 15, 12 Abs Hanging Leg Raises: 4 Sets x 20, 20, 20, 20 Rope Crunches: 4 Sets x 20, 20, 15, 15 Dumbbell Side Crunches: 4 Sets x 20, 20, 15, last set to failure Day Two: Legs Legs Bike: 5-10 minutes warmup Squat: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 8, 6 Leg Press: 4 Sets x 10, 8, 6, 6 Leg Extensions: 3 Sets x 10, 8, 8 Day Three: Biceps/Triceps/Abs Biceps Seated Preacher Curls: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 8, 8 Standing Dumbbell Curls: 4 Sets x 10, 8, 8, 6 Dumbbell Hammer Curls: 3 Sets x 10, 8, 8 Triceps Skull Crushers: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 8, 8 Close Grip Bench Press: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 8, 8 Cable Pushdowns: 3 Sets x 12,10, 8 Abs Cross Body Crunches: 4 Sets x 20, 20, 20, 20 Decline Reverse Crunch: 4 Sets x 20, 20, 15, last set to failure

Day Four: Hamstrings/Back/Calves Hamstrings Bike: 5-10 minute warmup Stiffed Legged Deadlifts: 5 Sets x 12, 10, 8, 8, 6 Lying Leg Curls: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 10, 8 Standing Leg Curl: 3 Sets x 12, 10, last set to failure Back Wide Grip Pull-Ups: 3 Sets x to failure each set Bent-over Barbell Rows: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 10, 8 Seated Cable Rows (close grip): 3 Sets x 10, 10, 8 Calves Donkey Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 20, 15, 15, 12 Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine: 3 Sets x 20, 20, last set to failure Day Five: Shoulders/Traps/Abs Shoulders Barbell Shoulder Press: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 10, 8 Arnold Dumbbell Press: 3 Sets x 10, 10, 8 Front Dumbbell Raises: 2 Sets x 10, 10 Side Dumbbell Raises: 2 Sets x 10, 10 Traps Barbell Shrugs: 4 Sets x 12, 10, 10, 8 Upright Rows: 4 Sets x 10, 10, 10, 8 Abs Lying Leg Raises: 4 Sets x 20, 15, 15, 12 Crunches: 3 Sets x 20, 20, last set to failure

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This program allows you to target each body part with max intensity. Remember to leave your ego at the door. Be sure to use strict form on each and every set and use a weight you can handle for maximum gains. You have two rest days. Put them in where you need them.

supplement suggestions
Animal Pak Animal MStak Animal Stak2 (See page 52 for more details)

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Round One What is the best way to develop the outer sweep of the quad? That is a question put to me at least once a day. The answer rarely changes and is never exciting to anyone who hears it. Ready? Here it is... Squat, squat, squat. Sounds simple, doesnt it? There is a problem though. Few things are ever as easy as they seem to be... The theory as it is put to you is sound and clear and appears easy on paper. Now give it some thought because hard and long is the road that leads to the development of great quads. I say what the fuck? Whats easy anyway? Its not even easy to get your ass out of bed in the morning, but we find a way to do that, dont we? I propose we use this time together to speak of ways to recruit maximum muscle fiber. I suggest that there is more than one way to do just that. First, YOU must allow yourself time to decide if you want to make this commitment. DONT say yes in your mind. I know most of you are not ready, but if you prepare for this battle mentally, then the physical part will be academic. Trust me on this... It will take a tremendous amount of effort and pain to form this foundation... And dont expect miracles overnight. This is not the wheels in a week program that some fitness shithead is selling on QVC. Think about it for a while and if youre down, then you know where to come for round two. Round Two They say you cant reinvent the wheel. They say you cant come up with any new ways to pound on your thighs. I say its not just what you do, its how you do it. You wont find the strength you need without tapping into your mind and heart as well as your body. Squats. Thats the bitch of the bunch. No other exercise in the whole realm of bodybuilding can fuck with a mans mind as much as this simple movement can. In light of that we need to take the stigmatism out of the whole thing. Its just another exercise. Dont get all twisted over it. The way to approach something distasteful is to learn to love it. If that is hard to do then just remember, you might not like the way they feel, but you will soon learn to love the power they generate in your body. Five good hard sets with a weight that isnt thrown on there because you had a dream that you could do it. I swear sometimes I dont know why there are any other plates but 45s in gyms. It seems like everyone wants to move up a fucking plate at a time. That is the kind of shit thats gonna

fuck you up. It doesnt work that way. You move up in weight as your level of comfort and power through the prescribed rep range allows you to--not because you woke up with your balls underneath you this morning. Remember, a well thought out plan doesnt allow time for injuries and there is no wiggle room with this exercise. Two light warm ups will proceed the five working sets of all out squatting. Also, dont put these first in your placement of exercisesleg extensions and leg presses come first. I spoke about squats first here so you will know what I mean right out the fucking gate These are crucial. Do not load up a weight and fail to break parallel depth on even one fucking rep or you are pissing in the wind. Go below parallel even if you have to squat 95 lb. in order to accomplish this. Do not fuck away your warm up sets these are like the first rungs in a ladder. You cant get to the top without them. This is the time to experiment with bar placement or your stance and to lock in mentally for the work to come. Your body alignment is also key. Breathe normally as you set up under the bar. When you have the bar placed, load your lungs and stand up. Keep the same breath until you have walked out and placed your feet in the desired stance, then take 2 or 3 breaths to ready yourself. Take one more large breath and then squat. Keep your hamstrings, hips and lower back tight. Your chest is high and your head is neutral. You must never allow this alignment to break downthe second you do, the set is over. Keep the barbell load above your hips and sit down in the hole. As you squat up expel the air in your lungs and stop just short of lockout. Do this every time you squatevery warm up, every set, every rep. Do these things well and you never know You just might reinvent the wheel. At the very least youll have a fucking huge set of wheels of your own. More than that, you will have my respect, and you will have earned a piece of the dream. Stay tuned for Round 3, if you got the nuts for it. Fight hard. Die trying.

Transformation I just wanted to say your products are phenomenal. In June I weighed 265 lbs and I was a fat mess. I took Animal Cuts and worked my ass of at the gym all summer and I dropped down to 200 lbs by mid-August. Then around December I stacked the Animal Pak with Animal Stak 2 and Animal Nitro and put on 15 lbs of solid muscle. Im about to go back on the Animal Cuts now to get cut up for the summer. I just wanted to say thank you because your products completely changed my appearance... In a fucking great way! - J. Leonard, Massachusetts Amazing I just recently started the Animal Pak because a friend told me about it. I was plateauing even with creatine cycling so was willing to try it out. The results were amazing even after only a week or so. I was putting up my previous max bench three times in my last set of four. I was using dumbbells I never even thought of using for incline press and flyes. I am just moving more and more weight every week and I am now thinking of starting Animal Cuts as well. The product is awesome and I have to give you guys props for that. Thanks. - Josh Harris, Pennsylvania Bad Ass Supplement I just wanted to give you guys props for creating a bad ass supplement Stak 2. I just finished my first cycle and took my squat max from 365 to 420 and Im not bullshitting about that either. Shows what hard work, eating right, and training your ass can do for ya. When taking Stak 2 just feels like you can keep going, never fearing a set and training balls to the wall at all times. I love squatting and now I get props for finally breaking through the 400 lb barrier. Just wanted to say thanks. - Garrett, Kansas Promises Kept Animal Pump kicks ass. There are a ton of supplements out there that say they do certain things but really don't. I for one loved this product. For the past year I have been having trouble with my gains in strength and muscularity and losing the body fat. For some reason this product has seemed to jar something in my system to help my gains tremendously in the past 4 weeks. People at my job have actually been asking me if I was taking steroids, but they can also tell that it was natural. I have a feeling if I were to continue to take this product permanently that I would reach my goals by January. I plan on competing in January for bodybuilding and I think this would be the final thing I need to be completely ready. - Fabian, via e-mail Top Of My List Your products are definitely at the top of my list from here on out. I am on my 3rd cycle and this time I stacked the MStak with the "Natural Test" Stak 2. My gains have proven that. From a 505 deadlift 6 weeks ago to 530 for 3 reps. My bench from 405 to 420 (1RM). I have been powerlifting for 4 years @198lbs and this by far has been my most successful training routine. I've also taken some advice from your website and incorporated it in my workouts as well. Thanks. Keep making the products and I'll keep buying! - Kevin, New Mexico

Awesome Hey, I just have to say I have been taking Animal Cuts for two months and it is AWESOME! I have been out of shape and just made the commitment two months ago to dedicate myself to the goal of getting in the best shape of my life. I have been successful in shedding 30 pounds in two months. Animal Cuts is the only reason I have been able to kick my bad unhealthy habits to the curb, stay motivated, and train hard. I have more energy and endurance with this product than ever before, not to mention the appetite for junk is gone! This is a miracle pak! - S. Klopft, Michigan Amazing Nitro I just wanted to let all the fellas at Animalpak know that your site is hands down the best site I've found for motivation, splits, and just general info. Plus your supps. are amazing. I recently did Cuts and Nitro. They worked great. The Nitro was amazing. It was the first time I have taken a supp. and got results. I guess putting 30 pounds on my bench is a result. Nitro and your workouts coupled with the motivation found on this site is what did it for me. Thanks... - R. Reynolds IV, New York Keep Up The Good Work I love the Animalpak.com and Animal supplements! The site is full of amazing articles about working out and giving your absolute all in the weight room. This site has everything a weightlifter needs to get motivated. The supplements are awesome too. I could not believe how strong and big I got from just taking the Animal Pak alone. I tell all my friends who work out to check out Animalpak.com for some great bodybuilding tips and workouts. Keep up the good work... - J. Boyd, Elyria, OH 25 Pound Increase Just wanted to say thank you so much for your products I got my hands on Stak 2. Before I started a new bench program I maxed out at only 315 lbs. In JUST 5 WEEKS I maxed out again at 340 lbs. That may not be much for some of you but for me to add 25 lbs. in 5 weeks was awesome. Thank you so much. Not only am I putting up the numbers I am getting much bigger. Now I'm staking the Stak 2 and Nitro. So far so good. You guys kick ass thanks. - James Brown, Wisconsin Gains Bro's Ive been takin your Animal Pak and M-Stak for cycles for the last 90 days. Also been using one of your workouts. Ive went from 218 to 242. Lost some on the gut and my strength has went from 285 bench to 325 for reps. Squat up to 450 and deadlift to 500. Thanx. - Brad Hegel, California Discovering Animal I have been lifting for a long time, and like most everyone else, have tried so many different supplements my heads hurts. Some worked and some different, and nothing ever really stood out as being a must need supplement. That is until I discovered ANIMAL. It doesn't matter what it is - MStak, Pak or Cuts - they all work period! Everything I have

taken has had a positive effect on my body and my training in the gym. From someone who has spent countless hours in the gym - Animal products have become part of my daily life. I can't imagine lifting without them. Thanks guys for making products for REAL lifters who want REAL results! - Joseph Vinsky, Pennsylvania No More Popping With Animal Flex, my movement during load bearing exercises like squats feels more fluid and less mechanical. My knees aren't making the "popping" noise they used to either. I'm not getting post-exercise knee pain like I did. It feels like I've got more cushion in there. I've actually started running without knee pain as well. - Paul, Rochester, NY Concentrate On Lifting Animal Flex has really helped my joints... It allows me to work out more intensely and not have to worry about the pain. I can concentrate more on lifting the weights. - Michael, San Diego, CA Serious Shit S'up guys. I'm just taking this time to let you guys know what a freakin great supplement Animal (by Animal I mean ALL of them) is. I've been using Cuts, Pak, and I just finished my cycle of M-Stak Ive been training for a while now and I've been gaining more mass and deeper cuts ever since I've been using Animal. Animal is the shit Anyways I hope you guys post this letter cause there are a lot of people that I know that are lookin for some serious shit and I just want them to know that if there looking for some serious shit that this IS the shit!!! There it nothing else out there can compare to Animal. Until the next time, make mine Animal. -Edwin Castro, New York Kick Ass First off I'd like to say your products kick ass. A couple of years ago I was working out hard and had a shoulder injury that left me down and out. I went from 178lbs to very sloppy 230lbs. My girlfriend and friends got on my case saying I looked a mess. I knew I had to do something and I did. I saw an article on Animal Pak vit. I went to your web site and ordered the Animal Owner's Manual and began to read. It lit a flame that I haven't felt for along time. The next day I picked up a can of Animal Pak and began to work out. Within 3 weeks of working out and eating better and taking Animal Pak I went from 230lbs to 210lbs. My workouts, well let's just say I have become the Animal your product says you'll become. Thanks for giving me back my life my confidence and the person Iwanted to be healthy. Once again thanks and I will tell everybody about Animal Pak. - R. Tokach, Pennsylvania Stretching the Tape I have been using the Animal Pak along with the Animal Stak 2 since late January. I have gained almost 14 lbs of muscle, gained over 1" on each arm, 1 1/4" on my chest, 3/4" on my neck, and almost an 1" on each leg. Ive used other products in the past with no signifigant gains. I work out 4 (1 hr +) times a week. Animal helps with the extra pump and recovery time. Not bad for a 35 yr. old man just starting out.

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- J.W., Ohio Jersey Guy in Iraq From one son of Jersey to a group of others, let me tell you that your company is by far the best. Your no bullshit attitude to bodybuilding, strength training and supplements have always kept my spirits up. Only a company as badass as yours could ever come from the greatest state in the Union. Keep up the good work and thanks for providing the smack-in-the-face attitude that keeps the rest of us joe's going even out in the worst of conditions. So here's to the sights from North Jersey to South, Union City to Atlantic City, wish I was back home but I've got a job to do. Peace out guys. - Jon Porto, Iraq My New Family This is truly an amazing site. The brothers here at Animalpak.com have really showed me, through their living literature, that success consists of going from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm. And when it comes to training, authors from Schak all the way through to Machine and everyone in between showed me to think of myself as a stone cutter and my body the stone. You see, when you look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, you see him hammer at least a hundred times without as much showing a crack in it. Yet at the hundred-andfirst blow it will split in two, and before I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before, and that is how I, thanks to my new family at Animalpak.com, perceive training nowadays. - R. Navarro Jr., Laredo, TX A Place Before finding Animalpak.com, I felt I had no place in my world. I have no friends, but enemies. Family didn't understand me, I'm the Black Sheep. I was insecure and always asking myself who am I and what do I want? Finding Animalpak.com was probably one of the most important things that has happened to me in my life! This place makes me feel as if I'm gifted to be a loner! Being misunderstood is my best characteristic, it makes me stronger than I've ever been! My rage to be different, look different, eat different, act different burns hot in the gym when I'm smack'n weight! I get the best rush when I feel alone in the gym! I've gone through a couple of partners, but they give up on me, they can't hang! They do it to get some ass, I do it cuz my life depends on it! Being here with you guys, its you that are my friends and family that support me and back me up and make me feel I have a place here on this world! I don't do it to be on stage one day, I do it for glory, this is my life! Thanks Broz. - A. Castano, California Dont Give Up "I just want to tell you that you're doing a great fucking job. I'm a pretty emotional dude, not afraid to admit that, and I have had so many girl problems in the last year. I lost count a while ago. But every day I read the articles and stories on this site that shit keeps me going at the gym. It makes me stop being a pussy for whatever amount of time I spend in the gym that day. I take your ideas about just concentrating on myself and the weights and the rep. Not concerning myself with anything else in the gym. I'm making gains and getting pretty excited about every aspect of

training. I only started working out after going to college and I've got no fantasies about becoming a world class bodybuilder. But that doesn't mean I don't keep any dreams only for myself in that area. I just got a tattoo on my right bicep after seeing your "overcome" tattoo because I was inspired. Mine says "don't give up." And every day that tattoo and your website keeps me going. Keep up the good work. It's helping me more than you might imagine." - J. Rose, Pennsylvania Belonging I just wanted to let you guys know you are by far the only training site out there where I actually feel like I belong. It's been about 3 years now since I started down this road and it's been a long cold lonely ride, but I take solace in the fact there are those like me. That there are those who will not be held down by the weakness of this pathetic world, those who strive for more in every sadistic struggle with the weight, those who don't say oh well there's always tomorrow, and those who will always get to the gym, always get that meal in, always gulp down those fuckin' packs and not fucking stand down in the face of the people that try to hold them back from their goals, cut short their dreams. This way of life, our way of life, has forged an iron will in me... nah fuck that a titanium will. A 'will to power' so fuckin' hard that it will never crumble, fade, or subside. And for this I thank all you freaks at Animal, your writings are an inspiration to all... - D. Cronquist, Florida Not Alone I had the hardest start in my training. A goal of mine was to get a bench that was 300 or over. I kept going to the gym and constantly putting my body through the fire. After a while I thought that since my bench was better than all of my friends except the one guy I train with, I said that I was content. Then I wonder in shame, because I compared myself with the norm. No offense to my friends, but they are not warriors as I am. If I don't put in work at the gym then I don't have nothing. If I'm not the strongest guy in my set, then who will be that Juggernaut? So, it's that undying hunger that keeps the pursuit of power running I came to your website as a pick my up, you know, one of those things that gives you a firm foundation. With the help of The Diary of a Mad Man, I get that feeling that I was not alone and that I should push until the weight breaks. When I look at myself I see the absolute essence of that unstoppable force a call the Juggernaut. I'm currently dwelling between 179 and 181lbs in body weight, and my bench has went up to 300. I have a goal now, thanks to The Diary... and it is to be around 205-210 and bench 500. Thanks Brothers. - L. Taylor, Alabama Regaining The Edge I'm 30 years old and pretty much since I finished high school I have always wanted to be in great shape, have a good body. I have always been involved in martial arts and I even did some kickboxing in my time. However for the last several years, I have lost my edge. I had a serious injury while fighting and it pretty much ruined my training. I went from 180 lbs to 260 in a matter of months. Since then, over the past couple of years, I haven't been able to keep steady. I would train and diet for a couple of months and

drop down to 200 lbs only to get distracted by life, girls, work or injuries. Then in a couple of months I would be back to where I was. As of September of 2004, I haven't gone to the gym because I just had no motivation. Until one day in mid December I walked into my local gym and saw the Animal Owner's Manual. A friend of mine who is a very avid lifter said check out this book and began to poke fun at it. I didn't see the humor in it. All I could see is the truth. I took the book home and began reading. I couldn't get past the first chapter. I threw the book down, changed my clothes, and went running. The next day, I continued reading and proceeded back to the gym and bought my membership right away. That was weeks ago and I have already cut 20 lbs and I feel better than ever. My motivation is through the roof. Your book had a big part in my motivation and my return to the gym. Thank you so much and I hope I can reach my physical goals this time around. I know at least this time if I ever begin to lose my drive, all I have to do is pick up my Owner's Manual, read a few passages by Bulldog, and I will want to kill the weights in the gym and lift every second of the day. Thank you. - Brian Sargent, Pennsylvania No More Fucking Around Your website and your products have forever changed the way I train, and the way I approach life. Every morning I wake up and this to myself NO MORE FUCKING AROUND. With the help and motivation of your site my life has been forever changed. I have become an Animal. I bring more intensity to my training than guys twice my size. I am not the biggest guy in the gym, but I am one of the most respected. Thanks to your motivation and my newfound intensity I have changed my life forever. To all of you in the Brotherhood Of Iron, Train Hard, Live Proud, And FUCK everyone who stands in your way. Only the strong survive. Death is certain. Life is not. Thank you again for changing my life, I am forever in your debt. - Anthony Tanski, Ohio Right Frame Of Mind I have to say that I can't wait to see any updates you make to the website. I almost salivate in wait to read the next motivational article. Thanks goes out to everyone that makes this site possible. I have went from somebody who thought they knew what it took, to being that Animal in the gym. I developed the right mind frame which lead from me going from a skinny 165 pound frame to a ripped 215 mainly from reading and understanding what it took to become the well oiled machine I wanted to become. Keep up the good work and you will always have a loyal fan reader. - Derek M., South Carolina Awesome I don't have a question but I wanted to tell you guys how awesome every article you put out is, they have been so motivational and helped me take my training to a whole new level and helped me make some good gains. I can't say enough about how awesome the articles and ads are. I have the pictures from your ads on the front of all my binders. A couple of my friends and I call one another when a new article comes out, the new article, The Structure Of Construction, genius. Thanks. - P. Varga, via e-mail

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Animal Pak
Amount Per Serving Calories 16 Total Carbohydrates 1g Protein 3g Vitamin A (as acetate & 66% as b-carotene) 9900IU Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1g Vitamin D (as ergocalciferol) 680IU Vitamin E (as d-a-tocopheryl acetate) 300IU Thiamin (as thiamin HCl) 76mg Riboflavin 76mg Niacin (as niacinamide) 82mg Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 72mg Folic Acid 400mcg Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 6mcg Biotin 300mcg Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate) 76mg Calcium (as citrate, carbonate) 2g Phosphorus (as calcium phosphate) 228mg Iodine (from kelp) 150mcg Magnesium (as oxide) 133mg Zinc (as oxide) 30mg Selenium (as selenite) 50mcg Copper (as sulfate) 600mcg Manganese (as sulfate) 11mg Chromium (as picolinate) 6mcg Potassium (as sulfate) 200mg Amino Acid Blend Lysine (from lactalbumin) Methionine (from lactalbumin) Leucine (from lactalbumin) Valine (from lactalbumin) Threonine (from lactalbumin) Glutamic Acid (from lactalbumin) Phenylalanine (from lactalbumin) Arginine (as L-arginine) Performance Optimizers Siberian Ginseng (root) Oriental Ginseng (root) Smilax officinalis (root) Protogen A (as thioctic acid) Inosine (as hypoxanthine riboside) Pyridoxine -Ketoglutarate (PAK) Carnitine (as L-carnitine) Chromium Picolinate Coenzyme A Coenzyme B12 Phosphatidylcholine Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) Colostrum (bovine) Argentine Liver (bovine) Shark Cartilage Choline Complex Bioflavonoids (citrus) Essential Fatty Acid Complex Linoleic Acid Oleic Acid Digestive Enzymes %DV <1%+ 6%+ 198% 1667% 170% 1000% 5067% 4471% 410% 3600% 100% 100% 100% 760% 200% 23% 100% 33% 200% 71% 30% 550% 5% 6%

Betaine HCl Pepsin Papain Ox Bile (bovine) Pancreatin Mycozyme

200mg 64mg 64mg 120mg 700mg 64mg

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magnesium stearate, gelatin, stearic acid. NOTE: This product contains 200mg caffeine and 20mg synephrine in the form of herbal extracts.

Animal Flex
Amount Per Serving Calories 9 Calories From Fat 9 Total Fat 1g Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 100mg Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) 100mg Zinc (as zinc picolinate) 15mg Selenium (as sodium selenite) 70mcg Manganese (as manganese sulfate) 1mg %DV

Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, calcium sulfate, choline citrate, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, parsley, goldenseal, don quai, burdock, alfalfa, water cress, rice bran, cellulose, and rose hips. CHROMAX II brand chromium picolinate is licensed under U.S. Patent #4,315,927.

Animal Cuts
Niacin (as niacinamide) Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) Amount Per Serving 15mg 2mg 575mg %DV 75% 100% * * * * * * 75mg * * * 900mg * * 750mg * * 175mg * * 100mg * * * 300mg * * * 250mg * * 812mg * * * *

<2%** 167% 333% 100% 100% 50%

300mg 500mg 100mg 760mg 48mg 700mg 560mg 2g 2g 250mg 500mg 200mcg 500mg 200mg 25mg 50mcg 20mg 10mg 200mg 400mg 25mg 3.9g 1g 1.2g 1g 200mg 100mg

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Thermogenic Complex Synephrine Octopamine Tyramine Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) L-Theanine PEA (phenylethlamine) Lipotropic Complex Choline Citrate Betaine (as hydrochloride) Inositol Monophosphate Metabolic Complex Guarana (22% caffeine) L-Carnitine Diuretic Complex Dandelion Extract (taraxol, taraxerol) Uva Ursi Extract (arbutin, methyl-arbutin) Thyroid Complex Guggul (2.5% guggulsterones) Soy Isoflavones Insulin Potentiators Alpha Lipoic Acid Chromium Polynicotinate Chromium Picolinate Nucleotide Regulators Phosphate Inosine Phosphatidylcholine Neurotransmitter Regulators St. Johns Wort (0.3% hypericin) L-Tyrosine Animal Cuts Complex Citrilene (-hydroxycitric acid) Grapefruit Extract (naringin, naringenin) White Willow (bark) Phenylalanine (as L-phenylalanine) Ginger Root Extract (gingerols, shoagols)

Joint Construction Complex 3000mg Glucosamine (as HCl, sulfate KCl) Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA) Chondroitin Sulfate B (CSB) Joint Lubrication Complex 1000mg Flaxseed Oil (50% alpha linolenic acid) Cetyl Myristoleate Proprietary Blend (Cetyl Myristoleate*, Cetyl Myristate*, Cetyl Palmitate*, Cetyl Laurate*, Cetyl Palmitoleate*, Cetyl Oleate*) Hyaluronic Acid Joint Support Complex 1000mg Ginger Root Extract (gingerols, shogaols) Turmeric Extract (curcumin) Boswellia (boswellic acid) Quercetin Bromelain

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Other Ingredients: Shark cartilage, carob, gelatin, glycerine, soybean oil, purified water, magnesium stearate, stearic acid. Contains shellfish. Cetyl Myristoleate is patented by EHP Products (U.S. Patent #5,569,676).

Animal MStak
Amount Per Serving Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 50mg Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 10mg Calcium (as calcium phosphate) 150mg Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 100mg Zinc (as zinc picolinate) 30mg Natural Flavone/Sterone Complex 5-Methyl-7-Methoxyisoflavone 7-Isopropoxyisoflavone 20-Hydroxyecdysone Growth Factor (hGF) Secretagogues L-Arginine Pyroglutamate L-Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Lysine (as L-lysine HCl) Taurine (as L-taurine) Leucine (as L-leucine) %DV 83% 500% 15% 25% 200%

100mg 100mg 100mg 2.5g 1.3g 1.2g 750mg 100mg

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Other Ingredients: Bitter orange extract, green tea extract, cocoa extract, potassium phosphate, magnesium phosphate,

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Isoleucine (as L-isoleucine) Valine (as L-valine) Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Boosters Triboxybol (29% steroidal saponins) Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) Carnitine (as L-carnitine) Anti-Aromatase Inhibitors 5,7-Dihydroxyflavone Kudzu Extract DHT Blockers Saw Palmetto Extract -Sitosterol Pygeum Extract Insulin Potentiators Alpha Lipoic Acid Chromium Picolinate Metabolic Energy Complex Guarana Extract (22% caffeine) Cordyceps Extract (7% cordyceptic acid) Liver Detoxifying Complex Lysophosphatidylcholine (from lecithin) Milk Thistle (seed)

50mg 50mg 250mg 250mg 50mg 100mg 150mg 200mg 250mg 50mg 10mg 100mcg 500mg 100mg 50mg 75mg

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Histidine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Threonine Valine Pro BCAA Complex Leucine Isoleucine Valine

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Zinc (as oxide) Chromium (as picolinate) Natural Test Complex Longjack Extract Complex Avena Sativa Extract Tribulus Extract Complex Growth Hormone Secretagogues Mucuna Pruriens Extract Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine Vasodilator Complex Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Arginine Ketoisocaproate Aromatase Inhibitors Calcium D-Glucarate Diindolymethane (DIM) DHT Blockers Beta-Sitosterol Saw Palmetto Extract Pygeum Africanum Cortisol Inhibitor Complex Acetyl L-Carnitine Phosphatidylserine Liver Detoxifiers Lysophosphatidylcholine Milk Thistle Extract

300mg 100mcg

200% 83%

250mg 250mg 500mg 250mg 50mg 750mg

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Other Ingredients: Dextrose, natural grape flavor, citric acid, grape skin extract, sucralose.

100mg 100mg 250mg 200mg 50mg 300mg

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Animal Pump
Amount Per Serving Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 60mg Selenium (as selenium selenate) 100mcg %DV 100% 143% * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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Other Ingredients: Gelatin, dicalcium phosphate, whey, lecithin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.

Animal Nitro
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) Niacin (as niacinamide) Amount Per Serving 500mcg 10mg 4995mg * * * * * * * * * 3500mg 1690mg 1815mg * * * %DV 25% 50%

Human Muscle Protein Complex Arginine Histidine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Threonine Valine Pro BCAA Complex Leucine Isoleucine Valine

Foundational Creatine Matrix 3000mg Magnesium Creatine Chelate (MCC) Tricreatine Malate (TCM) Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) NO Blast Complex 2000mg Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (Arginine-AKG) Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglurate (Ornithine-AKG) Citrulline Malate L-Carnosine L-Norvaline Energy Rush Complex 500mg Methylxanthine Complex (caffeine, theobromine theophylline) Evodiamine Vinpocetine Antioxidant Complex 700mg Grapeseed Extract (standardized for 95% OPC) N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) Green Tea Extract (standardized for 60% EGCG) K-R Alpha Lipoic Acid (K-R ALA) Pump Transport Complex 1000mg Taurine Ginger Root Extract (gingerols, shaogols) Cinnulin PF 4-Hydroxyisoleucine (20%) Bioperine (piper nigrum extract standardized for a minimum of 95% piperine alkaloids)

50mg 200mg

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Other Ingredients: Gelatin, dicalcium phosphate, whey, lecithin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.
A proprietary blend of Eurycoma Longifolia including patented LJ100 standardized for 28% bioactive glycopeptide compounds and 40% glycosaponins. Standardized

for avenacosides A & B. for protodioscin & steroidal saponins. for 15% L-Dopa.

Standardized

Standardized

Other Ingredients: Stearic acid, magnesium stearate, gelatin, titanium dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.

Animal Nitro G
Total Calories Total Carbohydrates Sugars Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) Niacin (as niacinamide) Amount Per Serving 140 35g 35g 500mcg 10mg 4995mg * %DV 12% * 25% 50%

Other Ingredients: Methylxanthine Complex (50% kola nut extract and 22% guarana extract), cinnamon root extract, evodiae fructus extract, fenugreek extract, vinca minor L. extract, gelatin, dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, FD&C Yellow #5 & #6, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.

Animal Stak2
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) Magnesium (as oxide) Amount Per Serving 100mg 10.5mg 450mg %DV 166% 525% 113%

Human Muscle Protein Complex Arginine

IMPORTANT: The information found here concerning nutrition, supplementation, dieting, and training is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care professional. Nor is it intended to be advice for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, and it should not be construed as such. Before you start any nutrition, supplementation, diet, or training program, consult with a licensed professional. Be sure to read all warnings and labels before using these products. Athletes should consult with their sanctioning authority before using any of these products.

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