My current program is DFHT, which is short for Dual Factor Hypertrophy Training. It incorperates an upper/lower split, each muscle getting worked twice in a week. This actually fits into the "Gakic" scheme of things because the bottle will last a month if taken only 4 times a week.
10/5- Upper 1
First Serving of Gakic
Eight pills is a tall order for anyone to swallow. It isn't difficult, but I'd rather have the powder to try. It's just my personal belief that powder works faster than pills do.
I took the full dosage of 8 pills exactly 25 minutes before I began training. I noticed my breathing being very slow compared to before. Not shallow, but very deep. This isn't a bad thing, just an observation.
My example will be incline barbell press since it's the first exercise I do. I added 10 pounds to the bar to see what happens and I did 4 sets of 8 fairly easy. Last week I just did three sets and went on to something else. So I feel that it possibly had something to do with the extra reps. For my 4x8, I stopped my first 3 sets short of failure.
It's not the placebo effect since I don't expect anything, but doing this program for a while now I can tell if it's doing something. I have 8 years experience to know the effects something has on my body when lifting. I felt light headed the whole time in the gym too for some reason, probably because I just woke up. Even still, I still nailed all reps and sets even though I felt like shit.
I have to make a distinction. I want to note that the Gakic certainly doesn't make the weights feel any "lighter". (It doesn't claim to either) The weights still felt heavy as usual, but I did not experience that usual wall I'd normally hit as far as I can remember.
The reps came easy to me, but when I lift, I must admit that my brain completely shuts off. The only thing I concentrate on is keeping the tempo even and what rep I'm on.
For the past few weeks before this workout, I think that wall (failure) happened on the third set around that eighth or ninth rep. The reps before that third set were not taken to failure. So when I added 10 more pounds on the incline barbell and did 4 sets of 8 with that same weight (I never pyramid!), it leads me to believe that maybe this supplement works.
Here was what I did for this day supplementing Gakic:
Wednesday: DFHT LOADING
Incline Barbell Press: 240 x (4x8)
Decline Dumbbell: 90 x 12,11,10
JS Rows: 265 x (5x5)
Barbell Shrugs: 345 x 12,12,12
Side Laterals: 40 x 12,10,10
Skullcrushers: 80 x 12,12,12
Incline Curls: 50 x 12, 12, 10
Consequently, I got more reps than usual on some exercises. My biceps were usually toast at the tail end of the workout, but I blasted through.