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“The intensity in the gym was mind-blowing. I'd rate this product a 10/10 as far as being able to deliver results without steroids.
Other products out there claim to give steroid like gains but don't deliver, brothers let me tell you that Test delivers.”
– Jason M., Germantown, TN
Animal Test is the ultimate in legal
hypertrophic, pro-testosterone supplementation. Combining the most potent
natural extracts with one of the hottest,
patented, proven supplements to hit the
industry in recent years, the all new
Animal Test redefines the capabilities of
over-the-counter bodybuilding supplementation.
The Pro-Androgen portion of the Animal
Test formula couples dynamic herbal
extracts designed to facilitate a rise in
free and total testosterone with effective
anti-estrogen compounds capable of
maximizing the natural anabolic
response. Translation? Explosive gains
in strength and size. This complex
includes the revered free test potentiator
3,4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran. Divanillyl
is a lignan extracted from stinging nettle
best known to inhibit sex hormone
binding globulin (SHBG). In high enough
dosages, like the one contained in
Animal Test, Divanillyl allows for the
enhanced activation of free testosterone
which promotes gains in strength and
size as well as improved focus, recovery
and gym performance.
Animal Test is also loaded with anabolic
ketosterones extracted from Cissus
Quadrangularis—another exciting new
ketosterones have been revered for
recovery and staving off the production
of catabolic stress hormones. Beyond
these obvious muscle and strength
building properties, cissus has also been
touted as a potent antioxidant capable of
improving joint and ligament health, a
side benefit worth noting for individuals
making dramatic gains in size and
strength over a short period of time.
Lastly, yohimbe extract rounds out the
Animal Test Pro-Androgen Complex.
Yohimbe bark extract has been shown
to increase fatty acid mobilization from
fat stores via increased noradrenaline
(norepinephrine) levels and provides a
strong boost in stamina. Designed to
enable physique recomposition and to
support a healthy libido, yohimbe
extract can aid in ensuring the
development of lean, hard mass.
In order to capitalize on the blast of utilizable
testosterone provided by these proandrogen ingredients, Animal Test comes
fully equipped with a combination of cutting
edge anti-estrogens. First among these is
the ultra antioxidant Trans Resveratrol.
Trans-Resveratrol acts like a shield. It
binds to the estrogen receptor and works
to block circulating estrogen hormones
from ever hitting the target receptor, thus
inhibiting unwanted estrogens from
reaching the hormone receptor.
Trans Resveratrol is fortified by hearty
dosages of other proven anti-estrogens,
namely, 3’,5,7-Trihydroxy-4’-Methoxyflavone
(Hesperetin) and Agaricus Bisporus polysaccharides. Agaricus Bisporus is an
extract of the white button mushroom.
These polysaccharides have been shown
to act upon the aromatase enzyme via
multiple pathways so as to cripple any
estrogenic response to a new abundance
of free circulating testosterone. Hesperitin
appears to work by inhibiting the
aromatase enzyme, thus reducing excess
testosterone to estrogen conversion and
allowing more of the desired testosterone
to be available for the receptors.
In summary, these constituents work to
block circulating estrogen from reaching
receptors as well as negating the inevitable
estrogen boost brought about by
excessive testosterone production, thus
directly and indirectly promoting a higher
ratio of circulating serum testosterone.
Both components of the Pro-Androgen
complex are assured for utmost efficiency
and uptake through the inclusion of 6’,7’Dihydroxybergamottin and patented
Bioperine—the very best absorptionenhancing ingredients available today.
The final and perhaps the most dramatically
powerful element of the new Animal Test
formula is the inclusion of the highly
heralded, proven and patented hypertrophic
agent, Arachidonic Acid (AA). Backed by
university research studies and real world
testimonials, AA has taken the bodybuilding
world by storm—and for good reason.
Arachidonic Acid has multiple benefits for
the hard training bodybuilder, the most
dramatic of which are the ability for it to
enhance androgen receptor sensitivity
and to amplify training related muscle
inflammation and in turn magnify
hypertrophy. AA is an essential fatty acid
that sits at the very core of the body’s
physiological response to weight training.
When lifting weights, muscle fibers are
damaged and AA is released. Its release
alters local chemistry, which causes a shift
that favors anabolism. The general anabolic
cascade begins with the release of AA and
is greatly amplified in the presence of more
AA. This translates into more androgen
sensitivity), heightened IGF-1 signaling,
greater vasodilation and even enhanced
lipolysis. The availability of AA appears to
dictate how strongly this anabolic cascade
will be stimulated with training.
The more AA you have in your muscle
tissue, the easier it is to liberate and
trigger growth. This status as an
anabolic catalyst made it the perfect
backbone for this new Animal formula
as it provides muscle building qualities
by itself as it augments the actions of the
other extremely powerful ingredients
that together comprise Animal Test.
With a storied past and a world of potential
for future gains, Animal Test reemerges.
Combining premium, cutting edge
compounds with patented proven
ingredients, Animal Test returns as the most
powerful product in the Animal line. Not for
the faint of heart, Test is the answer for the
dyed in the wool power athlete looking to
make explosive gains by natural means.
required for
Advanced level bodybuilders and power
athletes looking to maximize gains in
strength and lean mass.
daily dose
Take one pack daily with food. On training
days take one pack along with the meal
prior to your workout. Animal Test works
ideally when in conjunction with intense
training and an increase in quality calories
and protein. Also, be sure to prioritize
proper hydration during an Animal Test
cycle. For best results use for two
consecutive cycles--a total of 42 days.
Afterwards take 4 weeks off. During this
time, Animal M-Stak is recommended to
preserve lean mass gains.
selected ingredient profile
Arachidonic Acid (AA)
3,4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran
Cissus Quadrangularis Extract
Trans Resveratrol (Trans-3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene)
Agaricus Bisporus
Hesperetin (3’,5,7-trihydroxy-4’-methoxyflavone)
Yohimbe Bark extract
recommended stacks
Animal Test may be stacked with Pak.
Test can also be used in conjunction
with Animal Pump to optimize gym
performance or with Animal Stak in
order to fully maximize hormone output.
Cycle off of Test with Animal M-Stak in
order to maintain mass gains.
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21 pack can. (3 week cycle)
Subjectively, our testers experienced great strength increases,
broke personal lifting records, noticed harder muscles, felt
increased muscle pumps, experienced increases in libido and
were able to gain solid muscle mass while maintaining body fat.
Some side effects that were noticed were an increase in
sweating, mild headaches and increased muscle soreness.
Considering the ingredients and their intended purpose in this
formula, the above outcomes met and in some case even
exceeded what was expected.
No more need for hype, “X” speaks for itself as do its users.
Take a look below and see what our actual Alpha Testers had
to say about Animal “X”:
Fellas it’s here. The results from our recent Animal “X” Alpha Testing
Program (ATP) are in and we’re excited as ever. In years past, we
kept all of the information, as well logs, for the ATP under strict wraps
and wouldn’t leak anything out until all the testing was completed.
This time around, the ATP was set up directly on our very own
Animal Forvm. We were very confident about this ATP, as we had
been prototyping this long before we actually started the ATP for “X”.
By placing the ATP on the forum, this gave the Alpha Testers (AT)
a convenient place to log their results and also allowed everyone
else to view the testers’ logs and feedback throughout the entire
program. What this allowed was for Forvm members to actually
track each of the ATs progress while in the process of using
Animal Test, known only as “X” to those testing it. How cool is that?
There were a total of 20 AT who participated in testing Animal “X”. To
qualify to be a tester, one had to be on a bulk and couldn’t be dieting.
The average Alpha Tester (AT) weighed in at 240 lb. After 3 weeks of
supplementation with Animal “X”, the average weight increased by
5.84lb to roughly 246lb. So on average, our testers gained 6lb. of
quality weight--a number never seen before by any previous ATP.
Animal “X” also affected strength levels. When starting the
program, the AT were asked to log their current lifting stats for
the following exercises-- bench, squat, shoulder press,
deadlifts, barbell curls and barbell rows. Each week they would
update their progress in their log and, at the end, final tallies
showed us how much progress they had made during this
brief, 3 week cycle. The following chart shows the average total
increase in weight that was experienced for those lifts.
Barbell Curls: +24.2 lb | Barbell Rows: +19.4 lb | Bench Press: +18.1 lb
Deadlifts: +36 lb | Shoulder Press: +22.1 lb | Squat: +32.7 lb
On a whole, these are the largest and most impressive gains in strength
and lean body mass that was seen from any of our testing programs.
Flash419: “I would highly recommend this supplement to any and all Animals looking
to gain strength/muscle mass/body weight. I have never seen or heard of any
supplement that really lives up to the normal 'GREAT NEW SUPPLEMENT' hype...
This product does. Try it, you will NOT be disappointed.”
Giant Killer: “Animal X gave me crazy strength. PRs every week, without fail, and big
PRs. Also, muscles were harder and more pumped than ever before. Gives you that
skin splitting effect in your workout. This is the holy grail of strength and hardness. A
plateau buster FOR SURE.”
Malloy1344: “Overall my strength went up consistently. Really liked the product. Had
a lot of intensity on it. Definitely sweated my ass off. Had some good gains, definitely
a product I would pick up again. The numbers weren't huge, but I just liked the over
feeling that I had when I was lifting. Great job guys!”
The Dominator: “During my workouts I had fantastic pumps and increased focus on my sets.
I was able to go longer and push out the extra reps, which makes all the difference in the world.
I could tell after about the first week that my muscles were looking fuller and a little bit harder.
I was very pleased with Animal X and will definitely buy it when Universal officially releases it.”
TXPWLFTR “I did enjoy using the product and look forward to using it when it becomes
available to buy. I have used various supplements and this by far is one of the best
products I have used. Hell a co-worker asked if I was juicing. This is a product I will
recommend to those that want a great edge in their training.”
jhicks3301 “I would give this product a 9.5/10. This is actually one of the best products
that I have tried personally.”
Juggernaut: “It's a plateau buster if I ever saw one. I don't care what it will cost, things
like that never played a role in my decision making with supps if they actually work.
ANIMAL has a winner here.”
Lowdown5: “One important thing that I noticed was there was no ramp up period with
X. Results were felt with the first dose which was remarkable. Also, there has been no
drop off of effectiveness as the trial has gone on. At this point I will have to give X an A+.”
What more needs to be said fellas? The numbers don’t lie and
these brief testimonies speak volumes. Our most potent and
powerfully formulated product in years, Animal Test has arrived
to take your whole game to the next level. No need to brag or
spend time hyping up gimmick products. We formulate based
on the most current in the trenches research, test our products
in the real world and deliver to our brothers in iron what they
want most… Results. And those speak for themselves.
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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 isn’t
just a “power” multi–you also get
aminos, electrolytes, antioxidants, EFAs,
performance nutrients and more. With
Animal, you get it all. So there’s 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
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.
No Guesswork. No Mess.
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. It’s what we know.
It’s 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 don’t. 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 you’re ready for the next level, turn to the original hardcore training
“packs”. Animal. The one and only, since 1983.
In short, every Animal product delivers
all the right combinations of ingredients,
at the right time, in the right amounts.
specially formulated. Each pack
contains up to 50 different ingredients
which work together to produce the
results you’re looking for. In other
words, you get everything you need,
nothing you don’t. All you have to do is
take a pack or two. Shit, it doesn’t 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. It’ll be there. Just
drop a pack or two in your pocket or
bag and hit the weights.
The different Animal “pack” products
have been designed to work together.
They’re “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
you’ve 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 we’ll 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. That’s what we believe.
Every day you train is judgment day. Each rep, each plate matters.
You don’t 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
“ I have been lifting weights for fifteen years, and most of that time was spent training as a natural powerlifter. I’ve experimented with hundreds of supplements over the years, some good, some worthless. But the best supplement I’ve ever come across is Animal
Pak. I’ve 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
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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.
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.
You’re looking for some serious mass and
size. So you eat big and you train hard. And
you take a regular daily cuz you think it’s
gonna cut it... Yeah, whatever. You don’t
train like a couch potato so why would you
take his multi? Animal Pak was designed
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
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 substances 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.
required for
One other reason to take Animal Pak daily:
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.
daily dose
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
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.
All competitive strength athletes
High-intensity training
Athletes who use supplements
Athletes stuck at a plateau
1 pack per day during the off-season for
maintenance, 2 packs 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
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Why can’t 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 you’re 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 it’s time to consider what you’re 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 it’s component is a complete and comprehensive multivitamin that’s true. In fact, as a multivitamin alone,
nothing comes close to Animal Pak in
terms of potency as explained above.
That’s why Animal Pak is the #1 selling
training pack in the world. But Animal Pak
isn’t 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.
Don’t I get enough vitamins from food?
Yeah, we all wish. Truth is, a lot of veggies,
due to overfarming and poor soil quality,
aren’t as loaded in nutrients as they used
to be. Plus, it assumes, you’re 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 don’t forget, when it comes to dieting,
you’re pretty much eating the same
foods, day in and day out. Eating chicken,
rice, turkey and tuna isn’t a great diet from
a nutritional point of view. It can quickly
lead to nutrititional deficiencies and gaps.
So whether you’re 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 isn’t cheap. Is it worth it?
If you’re going for the cheapest, then
Animal Pak isn’t for you. If you’re not serious about training, then Animal Pak isn’t
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 couldn’t 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. That’s why more
IFBB Pros and Olympia competitors use
Animal Pak than any other multi. That’s
why it’s been rated as the best by athletes
everywhere. That’s 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. That’s what most lifters do. Animal Pak
contains the basic nutrients your body
needs. If you’re body isn’t running at peak
levels, if it doesn’t 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 you’d find in a regular
multi. There’s no way you could squeeze
everything in Animal Pak into a single pill.
Think about it. Animal Pak is a multivitamin. It’s also an amino acid supplement.
It’s also an EFA supplement. It’s a digestive aid supplement. It’s a performance
enhancing supplement. It’s 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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by Schak
You’re no couch potato. You’re definitely not casual about training. You are a bodybuilder, a powerlifter. You are serious and
committed. That’s why you’re 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 trainer’s 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 it’s 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, it’s 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 aren’t 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 it’s so convenient that you can throw a pack right in your
pocket and won’t 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 today’s 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, Cuts or any of the other more specialized
Animal performance packs. You can use the Stak 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 Pak’s 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.
Let’s say you use another pre-workout boosting supplement
like Animal Pump or Cuts prior to the workout. No matter what
time you train—you 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 day—with 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
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. You’re 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 you’re 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 don’t 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 supplements—all in one little pack. Animal Pak is your nutritional
insurance policy on the tough road to freakdom. Cuz remember, you ain’t 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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
• 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
• Leg Curl Machine: 3 Sets To Failure
Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: Back/Shoulders/Traps
• 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
• Dumbbell Shrugs: 3 Sets x 12 Reps
• Upright Rows: 3 Sets x 12 Reps
Friday: Arms/Calves
• Standing Dumbbell Curls: 2 Sets x 10 Reps
• Dumbbell Drag Curls: 1 Set x 20 Reps
• Incline Hammer Curls: 1 Set x 15 Reps
• 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
• 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
Rear Delts
• Rear Delt Machine: 2 Sets x 25 Reps
• Animal Pak
• Animal Nitro
• Animal Cuts
See page 52 for more details.
• Barbell Shrugs: 3 Sets x 12 Reps
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 you’re 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 your-
self, 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,
there’s 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 Stak: The Anabolic Hormone Pack
I just wanted to give praise to Animal Stak . 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
As a serious lifter, you want to get bigger
and stronger. Who doesn't? So you look for
every advantage. Essentially the aim of any
serious training program is to promote
muscle tissue growth by increasing the
body’s natural production of anabolic
hormones, while at the same time,
decreasing the production of unwanted
catabolic hormones. This is what we call
the “anabolic advantage”. In short, this
means more muscle growth and less
muscle breakdown. Optimizing your body's
levels of naturally occurring anabolic
hormones—hormones like testosterone,
growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1—can
make a huge difference when it comes to
making the gains you want and tapping into
the anabolic advantage. These hormones
are secreted during a hard resistance
training session. Muscle rebuilding
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essentially takes place due to these
important hormonal secretions that arise
with balls to the wall training. When you
have a hard training session, this however,
also results in a rise in unwanted catabolic
hormones such as cortisol. What we want
to do is increase the output and
functionality of the main hormones involved
in resistance training and the ways in which
to increase their anabolic output, but also
limit the role of catabolic hormones. That's
what we designed Animal Stak to do—to
work naturally with your body to enhance
the function of testosterone, growth
hormone (GH) and IGF-1.
Testosterone is the primary hormone that
interacts with skeletal muscle tissue and
as many know, testosterone's role is
paramount in muscular development.
When it comes to optimizing testosterone
levels, there's a couple of things to take into
consideration: (1) you'd want to make sure
your testosterone levels aren't low—
nutritional deficiencies can cause low
serum testosterone levels; (2) you'd want
to minimize the conversion of anabolic
hormones like testosterone to hormones
such as estrogen and dihydrotestosterone
(DHT); (3) finally, you’d want to make sure
that your ratios of “free” testosterone to
“total” testosterone are advantageous.
Free testosterone is the form of
testosterone that exerts the anabolic
effects strength athletes are after; it's the
stuff that gives you results. By addressing
all three issues, you could tap into your
body's true potential. We engineered
Animal Stak to address all three aspects
of hormone management mentioned
above, making it a complete natural
“test” pack. Animal Stak contains
ingredients to help prevent estrogen and
DHT conversion, a natural process. It
also includes nutrients that can help
increase serum testosterone levels.
Along with testosterone, growth hormone
(GH) may be the most anabolic hormone
around. GH also known as somatotropin is
naturally secreted by the pituitary gland.
Animal Stak works to help maximize natural
levels of GH, an important hormone for any
athlete looking to enhance lean muscle mass.
In the body, growth hormone (GH) acts as the
major hormone responsible for regulation of
growth and metabolism. Its anabolic/anticatabolic effect includes increased nitrogen
retention, enhanced protein synthesis,
reduced protein catabolism, boosts
production of IGF-1 and spared muscle
glycogen. GH can even promote fat loss
through lipolysis. Animal Stak contains growth
hormone secretagogues that support your
body’s own natural production of GH. These
secretagogues work to trigger the pituitary
gland to secrete more GH. Animal Stak is a
safe, natural way to help support an increase
in GH production.
Stak also works to suppress the dreaded
catabolic hormone--cortisol. Cortisol has
been called “the stress hormone”
because it’s secreted in higher levels
during the body’s response to stress and
also during intense exercise. Cortisol is
highly catabolic and essentially impedes
muscle growth so controlling cortisol is
key for muscle gains. Stak contains potent
cortisol blocking nutrients that work to
help ensure that cortisol is inhibited from
impeding muscle growth. Lowered
cortisol levels enable greater amino acid
uptake for enhanced nitrogen retention,
accelerated glucose utilization/glycogen
synthesis, and increased protein
synthesis—all necessary for ensuring that
your body is in an anabolic state.
All in all, Animal Stak is complete. It
approaches hormone management from a
number of different biochemical perspectives
in order to allow you to maxmize size and
strength gains. So if you're looking for an
alternate route to get the most out of anabolic
hormones, and you got everything else in
order, then it's time to give Animal Stak a shot.
required for
• Lifters looking for a natural anabolic edge
• Athletes looking to avoid prohormones
• Optimizing strength & performance
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 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
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 Pump is a foundational
supplement, you can take Animal Stak
with it for additional benefits.
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Alpha Testing Program #2: Animal Stak
Before we launched Animal Stak , 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 through the
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 impacted recovery,
strength, energy and fatigue. Here’s 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.
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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
you’re 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 .
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 . 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 didn’t
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%
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
anabolic hormone 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?
by Machine
October 31: “Rise Or Fall”
Put the kiddies to bed because it’s 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 it’s 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, let’s 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. It’s 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 complaint—it
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 didn’t want to
put the shit down… What a fucking addict. There was complete silence—no television, no radio, no bullshit conversations. I was by myself, the same way I started this thing. It’s
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. It’s like that. You become so
focused, so mechanical, it’s 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 can’t believe how much
I love this moment and the collection of moments just like
this one. I just looked up and said, “Thank you.” That’s why
it always made me laugh seeing those shoe ads, “Just do
it.” You say to yourself, “I’ve been doing it, motherfucker.” I
never needed a shoe salesman to tell me how to get it
done. Corporate encouragement isn’t what builds a warrior
or an athlete. I’ve 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 it’s not for sale, not because it’s profitable, and it sure
won’t make no fucking shoe ad. That is where the value
comes from, because there are so few things left that
aren’t 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. We’ve 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. That’s 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 didn’t care and I still
don’t. 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’ Gold’s Gym. And I
use that mentality now. In my mind and my heart I’m still on
that train. If I’m in some gym in the middle of nowhere, in
some airport, some strange city, it doesn’t matter to me
cause I’m 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 won’t. Rest assured
I am not to be counted out. I have business to take care of.
So if you’re with me, the train pulls out now. If you’re 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. I’m as guilty as anybody. My name is G
Diesel, and I’m a flat bench addict. I’m not sure where it
occurred in my development, but somewhere along the line
I got hooked. It wasn’t 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 all—pushing 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 bench’s status as a charter member of powerlifting’s 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 bodybuilder’s 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, we’ll call upon a motherfucker of an
isolation movement—incline dumbbell flyes. As this will be
our first exercise, we need to wade into the treacherous
waters gradually. We’ll 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,
we’ll 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
you’ve pressed til ya can’t 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 you’ll churn out another couple. Finally, after
stripping off 20% or so more of the weight you’ll 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,
we’ll move on to the fun part—creating an obscene pump
and wringing the last ounce of life from every muscle fiber
in your chest. To do so, we’ll throw a little wrinkle in the old
isolation standby--the cable crossover. Instead of the usual
configuration, we’ll attach the handles to the low pulleys on
the cable station, and standing with our arms lowered and
somewhat out at our sides, we’ll 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
Another day another dollar, Animal. You’ve 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 Animal’s way of life. It is, to you, nothing special or exemplary, but the least you can do—it is your purpose, your destiny. You know no other way.
Follow “The Journey”. Wrath’s Weekly Journal.
CYCLE: 4-Day Split, Two Days On, 1 Day Off, Two Days
On, Two Days Off
LEVEL: Intermediate To Advanced
GOAL: Muscle Size, Strength
Saturday: OFF
Sunday: OFF
routine notes
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
This routine is short and sweet. It’s 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. There’s 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, you’ll perform 5 sets for each exercise.
Each successive set gets progressively heavier and
you’ll 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, there’s 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.
Friday: Chest/Triceps
• Flat Bench Presses
• Incline Bench Presses
• Incline Dumbbell Presses
• Dips
• Tricep Cable Pushdowns
• Toe Raises (5 sets of 12 reps)
For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.
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by Machine
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, it’s what keeps us going through the years, and at the end it’s all that ever mattered.
I think about a football player like Earl Campbell. I don’t see his statistics on any page. I am not a radio talk
show host; my mind doesn’t 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 Earl’s body like raindrops off a roof. Soon a few defenders had handfuls of Earl’s 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 man’s 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 man’s most formidable opponent… Himself. Many of us know what it’s 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. I’m 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 can’t
remember a moment when I haven’t been locked in bloody combat with the man in the mirror.
I think I’ll 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 ain’t 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 it’s gonna’ hurt, bad. You know when
it’s all over, you’ll have to drag your ass out of the
gym and drive home with your legs shaking. You know if
you don’t give it your all, your whole week is ruined.
This is sacrifice. This is Animal. Can you handle it?
Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.
Animal M•Stak: The Hardgainer’s Stack.
“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 M•Stak and the mass building diet on your website.”
– S. Salwasser, California
From green beginner to diehard vet,
we’ve all gone through it. Skidding to a
halt, our progress idles on a wretched
plateau. Can’t gain another pound,
workouts are stale, lifts are static. This is
the hardgainer’s syndrome, and from the
most slender of ectomorphs to the most
muscular endomorph, we’ve all been
there. Desperate to ignite new growth,
we’ll try almost anything.
For those of us so dedicated to this game,
these frequent moments of desperation
have come to an end. M-Stak is here,
powerful and designed to obliterate plateaus
and spark an explosion of raw muscle
hypertrophy. M-Stak takes some potent
components and cranks it up to the next level.
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M-Stak has been built on a foundation of
substances mimic the actions of
bodybuilding pharmaceuticals, but without
the harsh and undesirable side effects.
Born from Eastern European athletic
studies, these anabolic flavones have long
been highly touted as performance
enhancers capable of eliciting dramatic
gains in lean muscle mass. M-Stak
combines the most potent of these
anabolic compounds, in hearty dosages,
making the long storied anabolic potential
of the product all the greater.
Primary among these flavones are BetaEcdysterone and Methoxyisoflavone.
These ingredients have the ability to
shuttle nutrients toward lean mass
accumulation, a process known as
“nutrient partitioning”. Beyond this, these
anabolic flavones promote enhanced
protein synthesis and nitrogen retention.
These are the mechanisms most crucial
in the process of new muscle growth,
brought about by M-Stak without any
hormonal manipulation.
Rounding out the Natural Flavone/Sterone
Complex are Ajuga Turkestanica and Beta
Sitosterol. Ajuga Turkestanica contains the
potent phytosteroid extract Turkesterone,
known to be extremely powerful in
advancing protein synthesis. Beta
Sitosterol, while having its own inherent
anabolic potential, is a cortisol combating
compound with dramatic pro-immunity
cell volume which contributes to that full,
pumped feeling when you workout.
With M-Stak, you also get a mega potent
anti-catabolic amino blend. With
advanced forms of leucine and the other
BCAAs spearheading the mixture, these
aminos work from a cellular level to
directly stimulate protein synthesis.
Studies show that by adding leucine
along with a protein/carb meal, you get
even greater whole body net protein
balance than just consuming protein
and carbs alone. These aminos help to
stimulate muscle recovery and protein
synthesis via translation regulations, all
through non-hormonal means. They do
this by manipulating key muscle growth
regulators such as mTOR, PKB, p70s6k,
4E-BP1, FOXO and MAFbx. These
aminos essentially work as a signal for
turning on the muscle building process,
allowing increased muscle anabolism
following a training session.
M-Stak also delivers a potent energy
blend, packed with powerful, natural
evodiamine, which are designed to
propel you through even the most
grueling of training sessions. The addition
of this complex, easily identifiable by its
red capsule, makes M-Stak perfect for
pre-training, lighting that fire under your
ass that we all need from time to time.
• Optimizing non-hormonal anabolism
daily dose
We’ve also included key “anabolic
adaptogens” such as safed musli, muira
puama, rhodiola rosea and kudzu
extract. Together these herbs have been
shown to help increase physical training
capacity, improve endurance, minimize
the catabolic stress response, decrease
mental fatigue as well as support healthy
libido and boost immune system
function. These are critical factors for
naturally enhancing ones performance
levels in the gym.
You also get potent insulin potentiators
which work to maximize insulin
production. Potent compounds such as KR-ALA and CinnulinPF™ help your body to
utilize ultra anabolic insulin both effectively
and efficiently. This equates to increased
uptake of glycogen and increased muscle
Finally, M-Stak’s M-Factor transport
complex works to maximize nutrient
utilization to ensure all of the powerful
components of the formula are processed
to maximum efficacy. Using ginger root
extract coupled with the ultra potent
absorption enhancers bergmottin and
bioperine, you can be sure that the myriad
growth factors in the M-Stak formula are
working to their full capacity and are not
going to waste.
M-Stak floods your system with an
abundance of anabolic nutrients,
switching your muscle building signals
on and turning them to full blast.
Combining potent flavones and
sterones in hefty doses with the most
anabolic of amino blends supported by
an array of cutting edge adaptogens in a
single pretraining pack designed for
optimum absorption, Animal M-Stak
takes non-hormonal anabolics to a
whole new level. Animal M-Stak, The
Hardgainer’s Stack, has come to turn
hardgainers into hard gainers.
Take one pak once a day, every day for 3
weeks (21 days). On training days, take
the pack 45 minutes prior to exercise. On
non-training days, take it between meals.
Due to the potent nature of Animal
M•Stak, be sure to cycle a week off
between every three week "on" cycles.
selected ingredient profile
Natural Flavone/Sterone Complex
• Beta Ecdysterone
• 5 Methyl-7-Methoxyisoflavone
• Ajuga Turkestanica Extract
• Beta Sitosterol
Anti-Catabolic Amino Complex
• L-Leucine
• Leucine AKG
• Leucine Ethyl Ester
• L-Isoleucine
• L-Valine
• L-Taurine
• Acetyl L-Carnitine
Anabolic Adaptogen Complex
• Muira Puama
• Kudzu Extract
• Safed Musli
• Rhodiola Rosea Extract
Insulin Potentiators
• 4-Hydroxyisoleucine
• Banaba Leaf
• Cinnulin PF
• K-R-Alpha Lipoic Acid
M-Stak Transport Complex
• Ginger Root Extract
• 6,7-Dihydroxybergmottin
• Bioperine
required for
• Natural bodybuilders & powerlifters
• “Hardgainers”
• Maximizing muscle gains naturally
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recommended stacks
product size
When you want to fully maximize muscle
and strength, and you want to fully optimize
your body's anabolic drive, consider
stacking Animal M•Stak with Animal Pump.
21 Pack Can (3 Week Cycle
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“Awesome strength increase, endurance, got way more reps with heavier weights
and lasted longer with lighter weight and more reps in other exercises. Great pumps
and great gains, definitely.” - Toni69
“Occasional raise in body temperature during training. Significant increase in strength
and focus in the gym. Big increase in squats and deadlifts.” - MassManiac
“Was sweating constantly during workouts. Recovery time was great and there was
an increase in intensity and focus during the workouts. Gained size and strength
while bodyweight decreased 4 lbs. Noticed more muscle hardness and there was a
feeling of fullness in the muscles as well.” - Big Wides
“Weight increased by 1.62% in 3 weeks--that's a decent gain for me in such a short
amount of time. I have noticed my reps on squats, deads, and bench improving. For
deads, I used to go up to 405 and do 2-3 reps, maybe do 2-3 sets of those. Now,
405x5 then add more weight. On dead and bench days, I do 7 sets because it just
feels great. I've also noticed I don't want to leave the gym. I get so pumped that I want
to keep going. I hope that feeling continues...” - Hercules
“Worked out 15 days with 6 off days in the 21 day cycle. This is more then I regularly
workout in 21 days because I was driven to train more. I had the itch and pump to
keep it going. It wasn't just my psyche because I wouldn't have been able to sustain
this level of intensity or volume of work had M not been helping me.” - widdlewade44
“Awesome product. Overall I felt like I had more endurance and was more explosive
in my lifts. I could lift harder and longer than before. Stimulated my hunger and thirst
as well. I feel more solid after taking it; my muscles are definitely harder. Quick on
recovery too, the next day I was rested and ready to go again. I cannot wait for this to
be on the market.” - Barron
“This was my very first time putting a supplement in my body. This was a very great
experience for myself, and I saw the power of Animal supplements. The pumps were
better and longer lasting. I was stronger and much more focused. My appetite
increased tremendously, and I couldn’t stop drinking water. Everything improved.”
- Pokoritel
“I couldn’t believe how much mass I put on with M. Every time I looked in the mirror I
could see myself getting bigger and looking fuller. In a matte of two weeks I had my
roommate questioning whether or not I was juicing... I don’t think I looked that big, but
I was shocked with the size gains myself. Strength gains went up like crazy as well. I
added an average of 13.5 lbs to all of my lifts in 21 days... pretty crazy stuff. My
recovery was awesome as well.” - Freakshow
“In the beginning I had an incredible increase in hunger and thirst. I also wanted to hit
the weights hard during this cycle. I had increased recovery within workouts (from set
to set). I also had increased recovery from my weight session to my kickboxing
sessions. I definitely would say “M” works because in the first week off the supp I
have only gained 0.2 pounds. That is in comparison to the 0.67 pounds I gained per
week while on “M”.” - Conquistador
“Project M looks to be another good supp from Animal. I was cutting calories while I
was on it and still managed to gain strength. I definitely maintained muscle mass. The
stimulants gave me a slight boost, but no jitters. Mental focus was really on point. I
was doing power partials and very high intensity work and recovery was still really
good, even with fewer calories. Project M was really the only thing that changed in my
supplement protocol, so it appears to be a very effective supp, not only for
hardgainers, but also for those looking to maintain muscle during a cut. I felt stronger
in the higher rep range and was able to maintain intensity throughout the workout.”
- Brute Force
“I felt better in the gym, more geared up and stronger. My pumps were good, and my
recovery time was significantly lower. I put on 5 lbs with no noticeable fat gain, in the
three weeks I was on it. Definitely looking forward to throwing down another 'cycle' of
it when it comes out.” - Hawk
“Project M gave me massive strength gains, while on a cutting diet. My
calories and carbs were constantly low, and I was usually dragging ass due to that.
Take Product M 30 minutes before working out and I was on fire... Banging out rep
after rep, loading up the plates... My deadlift went up 40 pounds... On a DIET…
AMAZING!” - Arbalest
“Experienced increased alertness after long days at work, energy levels were more
streamlined. Felt stronger and saw a noted increase in size even though I wasn't eating or training for it, strength increased. Fiend for water during and after workouts.”
- Big Jawn
“This stuff was some raw shit!!!! I had excellent pumps, endurance, focus, and
intensity. I felt great every time and did not want to leave the gym because I had so
much intensity. This product is great and could work well as a year round supplement
or plateau buster.” - Gmoney
“My strength and endurance during a workout went through the roof. I lost a few
pounds of bodyfat and gained some muscle. In just 3 short weeks, I really improved
my lifting.” - Doomsdaylover
“Here's what I noticed:
- Greatly improved recovery. A big reduction in DOMS and this was through some
brutal workouts. This bodes well for the product because if it allows you to train
harder and recover, what more could you want from a natural product.
- Good strength gains. I smashed my previous PR on shoulder presses (which is my
weakest exercise)
- Great focus. During each workout, I had great mental focus
Here were some more subtle things I noticed:
- Increased sweating (and I am not the type to sweat a lot)
- Increase in libido although the product does not have any test boosters
- Increased muscle fullness” - Intensity
That just about says it all fellas… Real world feedback, from dyed in the wool,
hardcore trainers just like you. Taking an old classic, the Animal M-Stak, and amping
it up in every conceivable way, Animal has again raised the bar in formulating potent,
powerful supplements designed to help you reach your goals. Never satisfied with
“good enough, the Animal family champions that same drive for constant self
improvement that keeps you doing work in the gym year in and year out. It is in this
spirit that the new M-Stak formula was developed, to provide a powerful
non-hormonal anabolic formula designed to help you bust through plateaus, backed
up by real word testimonials. No bullshit, no hype, no excuses, just results—plain and
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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 doesn’t seem like
much, but in a competition that makes a big difference… I’d 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. We’ve taken tried and true classics,
amino acids, and brought them up to date
for the serious lifter who’s looking for
something more. Listen, amino acids have
been around for decades and have been
used by countless athletes. As supplements, they’ve stood the test of time.
They’ve 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 Nitro’s got it all.
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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) aren’t
(protein powders have both EAA and
NEAA). You don’t 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, it’s
not just a matter of throwing in 6 grams of
EAA. For example, you can’t put them into
tablets. Tablets, with all the fillers and
coatings, prevent the EAA from being utilized by the body efficiently. That’s why
Animal Nitro comes only in quick-dissolving capsules. The ratio of EAA are important too. We’ll talk about this in a second…
We covered the types of aminos that are
important. But the forms are important
too. That’s why we use only “uncoupled”
essential amino acids. Uncoupled aminos
are a special form of amino acid–they are
free of chemical bonds. Because of this,
uncoupled aminos are rapidly absorbed
by the body—far 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 chick’s
ass. You know why you’re here. And if you don’t, then
get the f... out because you’re 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
“ 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 can’t wait to see what I’ll 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
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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 body’s 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, subcutaneous water weight. After all, you can
come in with low bodyfat levels, but if you’re
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,
(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. That’s the importance of carnitine.
Conventional “fat burners” don’t 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
selected sources
Thermogenic Complex
• Octopamine
• Tyramine
• Synephrine
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
• 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
• 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
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• 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
• 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
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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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
• Zeisel SH, et al. Choline, an essential nutrient for humans.
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CYCLE: Four Day Split, Three Days Off
LEVEL: Intermediate To Advanced
GOAL: Overall Physique
Monday: Chest/Biceps/Calves
• 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
• Straight Barbell Curls: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Close EZ Bar Curls: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Standing Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps
• Seated Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps
Tuesday: Legs/Abs
• 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
• 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
• Barbell Shrugs: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Rear Shrugs: 3 Sets x 8 Reps
• Standing Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps
• Seated Calf Raises: 4 Sets x 12 Reps
Friday: OFF
Saturday: Shoulders/Triceps/Abs
• Rear Military Presses: 5 Sets x 12 Reps
• Front Military Presses: 5 Sets x 12 Reps
• Bent-Over Laterals: 4 Sets x 12 Reps
• Nose Breakers: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Dips: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Tricep Pushdowns: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• 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
Thursday: Back/Calves
• Cable Pulldowns: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Reverse Barbell Rows: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets x 8 Reps
• Animal Pak
• Animal Stak
• 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 ain’t no reset button on this game. There
ain’t 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, you’ll be living large in a mansion fit for a king.
Conceive to Achieve
Before we get ahead of ourselves let’s clear one thing up:
You’ve 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 you’ll 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 I’m 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.” Don’t worry; you won’t be lonely--that isn’t 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 ain’t going to happen overnight. That isn’t 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 mind’s eye. He is as clear
as the image in your bathroom mirror—the 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 situation—punking out on a training
session, calling out of work, cheating on your diet or your
girlfriend—stop 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
doesn’t 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 don’t waste a second of it being anything less than your best, anybody other than yourself. Do
“you” until the fuckin’ wheels come off...
Machine: When I was younger, I did 8 reps of
strict military presses at 415 pounds. Now
that’s not a whole lot, but I was a young kid. At
the time, I just remember feeling blown away,
knowing what I’d 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 ain’t 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 couldn’t see straight. I do remember running to the toilet. I fucking threw up all over.
Joe: I’ve got tons of training moments, but for
me, I’ll 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, I’m 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.
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 didn’t think
much about it until the next morning when I
realized I couldn’t get my ass out of bed. A few
tests and one MRI later, guess what, I’ve got
two protruding disks and a pain that you
wouldn’t 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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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.
Couldn’t walk. But I completed the squat with
the tear. I had no choice. I don’t 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, that’s tough. Similar thing happened to a bud of mine who was doing squats.
Both of his quad tendons detached from his
knees. When a guy’s 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 couldn’t 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. He’s in
rehab now and walking again. Good luck, Bill.
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 you’ve come, how quickly.
Dieting lets you strip everything away. Dieting
shows you all the details you fought so hard
for. It’s 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 competitor’s
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.
at powerlifting, that was a far cry from being
on-stage in posing trunks. I remember being
so nervous, I thought I’d 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
doesn’t get any better than that.
Schak: No it doesn’t, bro. It sure doesn’t.
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.
Vinny: While pumping up backstage at the ‘93
USAs, Chris Falido 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.
Schak: I’d have to honestly say it was meeting
my current girlfriend, Dawn. She’s totally supportive of what I do. She loves bodybuilding
and training. She’s 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. She’s a real
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. I’d been overweight my entire life, and even though I did well
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 I’d come so
far, I wasn’t 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, you’re 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 I’d
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, you’d 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.
Vinny: Hardcore is a guy who works hard. He
trains smart and never misses a meal. He’s 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 he’ll grow like a fucking weed.
He’s 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
you’ve 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 you’re a bag of oil, I’m 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 can’t buy that. That’s hardcore.
Joe: It’s an attitude. It’s not screaming in the
gym. It’s not wearing tank tops in forty degree
weather. It’s not about excuses why you can’t
squat. It’s not being an asshole to other guys in
the gym. Its not about spitting or throwing
weights around. Its about intensity and dedication. It’s about going into the gym and getting
the job done. No excuses. It’s about the way
you think: iron is no match for you. It’s about
dreaming of the next workout when you’ve just
finished your current one. It’s staying hungry,
always wanting more.
Machine: Yeah, it’s all that. Me, I learned the old
school methods from the old-time, hardcore
bodybuilders. Old school or hardcore. To me,
they’re 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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Be prepared… This is going to be a rough ride. I’m 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… You’re on your way. The way I see
it, you’re on your way back to the drawing board. Maybe you’re 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 don’t know
shit. The reality is priceless–everybody 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 you’re doing. We will dissect the
word “bodybuilding” and draw three conclusions: What is good,
bad, and necessary when it comes to dieting.
ty, and leanness. The kind of physique that causes everyone to look at
you and say, “Damn, who’s that?!?” However, in order to do this, you
must first build a base–not by dieting, but by getting “thick”.
Now let’s 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 (don’t be misled, girls still dig big guys). Let’s diet…
What do I mean? Let’s 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. Don’t do more reps with a lighter
weight–it is a waste of your time and energy; get a pump doing 1012 reps and go home, period.
Taking into consideration that you are in your mid 20s, about 5’8’’, 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 (don’t listen to anyone–it
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 laid–it is a good de-stressor.
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 (don’t ask me if it is okay to eat that late–I
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.
I know what you’re thinking: “But what if all these unwanted calories,
carbohydrates, and fats make me look bloated, smooth, and quite
possibly (don’t say it, please don’t 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 you’re 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.
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 protein–then,
my friend, you’re 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 ain’t right. A pre-contest diet sucks. I mean let’s 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.
Here’s 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 (Wendy’s 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 let’s go back to the word “bodybuilding”–forming a
body with the correct symmetry, hardness, muscle density, vasculari-
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. Don’t 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. It’s you versus
the weight. You’re thinking, “I’m gonna get friggin’
crushed.” You’re thinking, “I’m not gonna get up.” But
you will. You always do. Yeah, you’ll puke. Yeah, it’ll
be hard getting off the shitter the next couple days. But
it’ll be worth it, cuz when there’s chalk on your hands
and sweat on your back, there’s no better place in the
world. This is pain. This is Animal. Can you handle it?
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Essential amino acids (EAAs). You need
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With Animal Nitro G, you get the same
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“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 mix—delicious grape-flavored to be precise—that
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
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. Let’s say you’re stuck in bed, recuperating. Or maybe you’re out traveling and
can’t 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 you’re
out of action for a week or even four weeks,
you’d probably want to keep a pack of
Animal Nitro G with you at all times.
One important note—it’s 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 aminos—specific 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 you’re
going to take your regular PWO shake,
first take Animal Nitro G, wait another 3045 minutes, then take your shake.
G, now you have a choice. If you’re 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. It’s
great tasting and fast-acting. Whichever
one you choose, you’ll 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
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Like Animal Pak, we think Animal Nitro G is
a “foundational” supplement. It should be a
staple in your nutritional arsenal. Animal
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building blocks you needs to grow. You can
stack it with Animal Pak or other Animal
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want a customized Animal supplement stack that will work best for their unique needs. Maybe you’re a competitive bodybuilder training
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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
#2: The Basic Anabolic Stack
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.
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.
Animal Pak, Animal Nitro or Nitro G
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)
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.
Animal Pak, Animal Stak
Animal Pak:
1 pack with either breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Animal Stak:
1 pack 30 minutes prior to training
Suggested Training Routine
Training Routine #5 (p.27)
With Animal Pak, you not only get complete,
all-in-one nutrition, you also get a supplement
that helps ensure that the Animal Stak 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
This is an ideal stack for competitive lifters
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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.
Animal Pak, Animal Cuts, Animal Nitro
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)
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
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
For seasoned trainers looking to
consistently add size and strength. This
stack combines core elements designed to
ensure steady, sustained gains and
productive training.
Animal Pak, Animal Nitro, Animal Flex
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)
Consistency in all things is the key. Plan
your meals and training so as to ensure
constant progress.
#5: The Basic Size & Gains Stack
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
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.
Animal Pak, Animal Stak, Animal M•Stak
Suggested Training Routine
Training Routine #10 (pg. 87)
Aim for 5-6 six meals daily, every 2-3 hours.
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.
Animal Pak, Animal Pump
#7: The Basic Definition Stack
Suggested Training Routine
Training Routine # 8 (p.75)
Suggested Training Routine
Training Routine #7 (pg. 41)
By throwing in a little cardio after lifting, your
metabolism should get a good kickstart to help
you on your way.
#8: The Test Explosion Stack
Animal Pak:
1 pack daily, with a meal.
Animal Stak:
1 pack daily, 30-45 minutes prior to training.
Animal M•Stak:
1 pack daily, either 4 hours before or after
Animal Stak.
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.
Animal Pak:
1 pack daily with breakfast
Animal Pump:
1 pack 30 minutes before training
Animal Pak:
1 pack daily, with a meal.
Animal Cuts:
2 packs daily, with at least 4 hours between
each pack.
Animal Stak:
1 pack 30 minutes before training.
This is our basic defining stack. It’s for guys
who are happy with their size and physiques,
but want a little extra definition.
Animal Pak, Animal Cuts, Animal Stak
To maximize the output of testosterone and
GH through multiple means to allow for
dramatic gains in size and strength.
Animal Pak, Animal Test, Animal Stak
Animal Pak:
1 pack daily, in the AM, with your breakfast
Animal Stak:
1 pack daily, 1 hour before training.
Animal Test:
1 pack daily, 30 minutes preworkout
Suggested Training Routine
Training Routine #4 (pg. 15)
Cycle off with Animal M-Stak so as to maintain
muscle mass gained.
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:
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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 I’m 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. It’s the fucking best. I love it. You have to love it. If
you don’t 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 someone’s arms and legs off.
I won’t share my thoughts, cuz they are mine and may be a
little twisted, but they work for me. What’s life like without a
spine? I don’t 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? Here’s how, man. I want you to
pick a goal. Whether it’s 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 it’s 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. Don’t put it off. Get to work now.
Believe in yourself and go get what you want. No, don’t just
go get it. Attack it and take it cuz it’s yours. Take it cuz you
know that in your heart if you don’t, 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. It’s 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. I’m not saying this to brag but it’s 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, it’s the best feeling in the
world. And no one can take that away from you.
So what’s 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 don’t wait
for tomorrow to bring us motivation.
Be real, don’t be fake. Be smart, don’t 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?
Animal. Hardcore Training Packs.
Animal Nitro: The Ultimate Amino Pack
“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 doesn’t seem like
much, but in a competition that makes a big difference… I’d 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. We’ve taken tried and true classics,
amino acids, and brought them up to date
for the serious lifter who’s looking for
something more. Listen, amino acids have
been around for decades and have been
used by countless athletes. As supplements, they’ve stood the test of time.
They’ve 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 ana-
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bolic advantage. Animal Nitro’s 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) aren’t
(protein powders have both EAA and
NEAA). You don’t 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, it’s
not just a matter of throwing in 6 grams of
EAA. For example, you can’t put them into
tablets. Tablets, with all the fillers and
coatings, prevent the EAA from being utilized by the body efficiently. That’s why
Animal Nitro comes only in quick-dissolving capsules. The ratio of EAA are important too. We’ll talk about this in a second…
We covered the types of aminos that are
important. But the forms are important
too. That’s why we use only “uncoupled”
essential amino acids. Uncoupled aminos
are a special form of amino acid–they are
free of chemical bonds. Because of this,
uncoupled aminos are rapidly absorbed
by the body—far 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
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 liver’s 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.
enhancing muscle protein synthesis. In
other words, if your muscles are a hand,
then Animal Nitro’s 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.
required for
Competitive strength & power athletes
High-intensity training
Athletes who are dieting
Individuals bulking on higher protein
• Lifters looking for an anabolic edge
daily dose
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
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 you’ve 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.
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.
product sizes
44 Pack Can & 30 Pack Can
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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
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
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?
Is taking Animal Nitro pre-training
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
I’ve 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... It’s
everything and it’s nothing at the same time. It’s beautiful and
disgusting and that’s OK. It’s messy, it’s nasty and lowdown and
that’s OK too. It’s all OK.
It’s 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 that’s OK. There
is life and there is death and I know that my time will come too,
and for me, that’s 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
it’s 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.
Open a can of Animal Nitro and and you’ll
notice it’s 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. You’ll also see that each dose
gives you over 9000mg of BCAAs. So
what’s the big deal? it’s just aminos right?
Now if you’re one of the 99% of the lifters
out there who think that, then stop reading.
But if you’re that 1% who knows the value
of aminos, then read on because you’re
gonna find out that Animal Nitro isn’t 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 can’t. 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
needs–a wide range of aminos that can be
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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. They’re fairly cheap and effective. But think of protein in
foods and shakes as gold ore. There’s pure
gold in the rock, but you’ve 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, they’re 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 we’ll 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
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 can’t. So does
all this mean if you’re 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
you’re 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
who’s getting a large percentage of his calories
from protein. Since you’re not going to know
when you hit the point where you’re 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
“uncoupled” aminos. You’re 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 don’t 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. Here’s 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 “bolus”–think of this as a therapeutic mass of aminos.
Due to this protective bolus, when the uncoupled aminos reach the liver, they can escape
the liver’s 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. That’s 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. It’s 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
can’t 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.
It’s pretty obvious that the EAA are valuable.
Just how valuable? Let’s 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 aren’t
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 won’t cut it when
it–you 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), let’s 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 Nitro’s 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 don’t 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 we’ll 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 isn’t going
to pack on outrageous mass overnight or
give you incredible strength gains in a couple
of days. Guys who’ve 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 it’s
about pounds and inches. Animal Nitro was
designed with these guys in mind to help
increase strength, improve recovery,
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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, it’s possible to prime your body’s 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 lifting–just 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 it’s 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
they’re 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 they’re 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 protein–excess 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
It’s 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 don’t need to be digested like
regular protein, you won’t 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,
you’d 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
time. The fact that they’re still being used
should tell you something. They’ve 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” doesn’t mean it can’t 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. We’re sure Animal Nitro is
going to be a solid addition to the Animal line.
Look you don’t have to take our word for it.
You don’t even have to take the word from
real people like yourself who’ve tested the
product firsthand. If you don’t want to be a
skeptic, we encourage you to try the product
yourself. After all, we’ve 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, he’s
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. Let’s 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
didn’t 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
• "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."
• 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
• "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
Aside from the results we’ve 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.
• "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."
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 that’s of
great concern to dieting athletes. These same
aminos can also impact the response of anabolic hormones including testosterone,
growth hormone, and insulin.
• "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
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-
• "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."
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ries. In other words, you can take Nitro and
still eat big. Animal Nitro won’t fill you up like
a protein shake would. More importantly,
Animal Nitro can deliver those important
aminos efficiently—much more efficiently
than protein powders. Animal Nitro is so efficient, a little (just 6g) goes a long way. It’s
pure and concentrated. Yeah, we think this is
going to be one sweet product…
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Carbs plus aminos postworkout induce muscle growth. “No shit,” you’re 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 atrophy—shit 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 knew—the 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 aminos—in 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 training—can 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.
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 it’s your job—and it ain’t
a cushy white collar gig with a corner
office. It’s 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 it’s what’s
required. It’s not just what you want to do;
it’s what you gotta do. The bottom line is
desire and the need to push the limits—to
be bigger and stronger, to go heavier and
longer than Mother Nature ever intended.
When you’re 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
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training form, sound nutrition, and ample
rest can help prevent injuries, but we all run
the risk of experiencing over-use pain—the
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 you’re 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
body’s foundation is your joints,
ligaments, tendons, and all the connective
tissue—the 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
Flex’s 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
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 bodybuilder’s
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.
product size
44 Pack Can
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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 shouldn’t 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. It’s just that fucking
simple, and please don’t get bullshitted into believing otherwise.
So then, there it is, the biggest and best gift of your lives, the cold hard truth. Don’t
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 won’t be stopped. They know when I come into the gym I’m 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 you’ll be a man.
by G Diesel
During the cold months, you get the itch. It’s
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. You’re 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 isn’t, 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 sport—they’ll tell ya.
Eating is the key. Always has been, always
will be. Don’t 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 bodybuilder’s 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 won’t 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
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other food. There are a million different cuts
of beef in varying price ranges, so eating it
daily can be affordable… I’ve 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 won’t 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
you’ll 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 you’ll be
good to go. The rest of the time worry about
eating whole food, real food, food you chew.
When it comes to supplements, I’ll 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
aren’t even supps in my book), Nitro, creatine, flax oil, liver tabs. Nothing fancy or
glamorous, just the basics—the 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 D’s… 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. Don’t 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 you’ll keep growing. So simple
to say, so difficult to do.
We’ll 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 you’re 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 you’re a bodybuilder,
you’re supposed to be big. To get big ya
gotta eat. So dig the fuck in…
CYCLE: Five Day Split, Two Days Off
LEVEL: Advanced
GOAL: Overall Physique
• Hyper Extensions: 3 Sets x 20 Reps
Sunday: Legs/Cardio
Thursday: OFF
• 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
• Stepper: 10 minutes
Monday: OFF
Tuesday: Chest/Biceps/Calves/Cardio
• 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
• Barbell Curls: 4 Sets x 10-12 Reps
• Rope Cable Hammer Curls: 4 Sets x 15 Reps
• Pick an exercise and do 5 sets for at least 20 reps.
• Stationary Bike: 30 minutes
Wednesday: Back/Abs
• 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
• Pick any movement and do 4 sets for at least 25 reps.
Friday: Shoulders/Triceps/Calves/Cardio
• 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
• Tricep Pushdowns: 4 Sets x 15 Reps
• Skullcrushers: 4 Sets x 6-12 Reps
• Pick an exercise and do 5 sets for at least 20 reps.
• 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 Stak
For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com
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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 everybody’s favorite beefy bodyparts, arms?
This along with chest is the bodypart that is associated with most bodybuilders. Who doesn’t want huge
triceps and bulging biceps? I will map it all out for you
up and comers—what 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 let’s get started, shall we?
No arm workout is ever truly great unless you have a
good partner to lift with. But if he’s late, fuck him;
you’re 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
won’t 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 that’s 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 grow—it 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, you’ve 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 peak—good 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 it’s 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 shouldn’t be difficult
now… It’s 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 you’re 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 can’t 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. You’re 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 can’t move and have no blood left in your head.
So let’s 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 doesn’t motivate you or your partner to finish the workout, then I don’t 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 you’re 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 ain’t fear, it’s 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 doesn’t 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 ain’t no kinda life at all. I’ll
take that heat; I’ll 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 don’t pay the
fuckin’ bills. I’m here to get mine, to carve out the life of my
dreams on my terms, and I’ll be damned if any man will step
in my way. This is the life I chose. Can you carry the weight?
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 Dad’s 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 ain’t willing to put the work
in, and thus they’ll 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
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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.
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
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 #20
“You give them half, G. The other half you keep for yourself.”
That was my boy Mikey’s advice. Words of wisdom. But easier said than done, especially for a brother like me. I’ve
always been the all or nothing type. It’s just who I am. And it
ain’t 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. It’s hot or cold, black or white. I’ve got no time or interest in lukewarm or gray. I’m “all in” from the flop. Either you
are with me or against me. If I’m in your corner, I’ve 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 boy’s.
I say live hard and die hard and love hard in between. Cuz
tomorrow ain’t promised and today is slipping away...
For more “Diary of a Madman” go to Animalpak.com.
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
• 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
• Pushdowns: Total out 7 sets, pyramiding up to 10 rep
• 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? I’ll
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.
We’ll set trends, not limits. 99% of life is what you make
of it. Go after it and don’t take no for an answer.
supplement suggestions
• Animal Pak
• Animal Nitro G
• Animal M•Stak
See page 52 for more details.
For more training routines, go to Animalpak.com.
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“This stuff’s 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…
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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 ain’t just for shits
and giggles—it 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 pump—that
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 it’s synergistic cutting edge
creatine blend, NO boost complex, proprietary energy and concentration mix, down
to it’s 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
Pump, because Pump is packed with a new
school matrix of creatines—a 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 Matrix
(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 crave—greater size gains.
Even if you are strong and pumped, how
can you possibly tear the gym apart if
you’re 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 Pump’s 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 ain’t 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 Pump’s 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 Pump’s 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, you’re going nowhere…
Harness its power and the sky’s the limit. If
you wanna blow up, with seam-tearing,
stretch-marking mass and personal record
breaking strength, Animal Pump is your holy
grail. It’s 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 Stak or
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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, don’t listen to the bullshit. You are there for one
thing: to better yourself each and every day. You don’t go
there to motivate anybody else. I have become successful
because I don’t take anyone else’s shit when training. Don’t
worry about the dude standing next to you who criticizes your
form… If it works for you, then it is perfect form. You don’t have
to listen to nagging and complaining from the girlfriend about
why you don’t spend more time with her. And you definitely
don’t 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. Don’t bring your cell phone in
the gym, waiting for one of your boys to call you to see where
you’re going that Friday night. Chances are you’re not getting
laid because you have no game. Don’t 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 you’re 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
ain’t 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, don’t annihilate. Just because you train like an
Animal doesn’t mean you should look like an asshole doing
it. You’re 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 don’t need 30 sets for
chest or 50 rep sets every week. You wanna know when
you’re done? You’re done when some asshole is yelling
across the gym, “That’s 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 you’re ahead. Unlike the 6’0”, 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 don’t act like an asshole.
Remember the other people at the gym are there for the
same purpose that you’re there—to 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 you’re the best and that you can’t be beat then
that’s 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. Don’t 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 can’t I just use a regular one-a-day type vitamin instead of Animal Pak?
Do I need the Pak? Don’t I get enough vitamins from my foods?
Which Animal products are cycled and which ones aren’t?
Animal Nitro contains essential aminos. What’s 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 Stak and the Animal M•Stak?
Can I take all the Animal products together?
Can Animal Nitro help me keep my muscle even when I’m 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.
What’s 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 them 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?
Why Can’t 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 you’re
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 it’s time to consider what you’re doing.
Do I Need The Pak? Don’t I get enough vitamins
from my foods?
Yeah, we all wish. Truth is, a lot of veggies, due to
overfarming and poor soil quality, aren’t as loaded in
nutrients as they used to be. Plus, it assumes, you’re
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 don’t forget, when it comes to
dieting, you’re pretty much eating the same foods, day
in and day out. Eating chicken, rice, turkey and tuna
isn’t a great diet from a nutritional point of view. It can
quickly lead to nutrititional deficiencies and gaps. So
whether you’re 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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Which Animal Products Are Cycled And Which
Ones Aren’t?
Animal Stak, Animal M-Stak, and Animal Cuts are
cycled for 3 weeks on, 1 week off. That’s the set
schedule. Animal Pak, Animal Pump, Animal Flex, and
Animal Nitro/G, on the other hand, are what we call
“foundational” supplements. These don’t need to be
cycled. You can and should take these every day.
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.
Animal Nitro Contains “essential amino acids”
(EAAs). What’s So Special About Them?
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
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
days–preferably 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 Stak). 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
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 supplements–all the core nutritional
bases are covered: essential aminos, recovery
nutrients, performance enhancers, thermogenic and
metabolic enhancers, creatine, glutamine, BCAAs,
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 Stak
And The Animal M•Stak?
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 , on the other hand, attempts to boost anabolism
via hormone manipulation and hormone ratios (e.g.,
“free” vs. “total” testosterone). Bottom line, if you’re a
classic “hardgainer” who has trouble putting on size,
even though you get enough calories, M•Stak is the
better choice. For all other lifters, start with Animal
Stak .
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 I’m 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 aren’t able to hit
the gym for a while, for whatever reason, if you want
to keep the muscle that you’ve worked so hard to gain,
you may want to take Animal Nitro.
Can I Take 1 Animal Pak Instead Of 2?
Yup. One pack’ll 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.
and blend everything together in a mixer. We think this
is a great idea.
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 M•Stak or Animal Stak 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.
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.
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
What’s 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 you’re looking
for convenience, just throw a pack of Animal Nitro G
into your gym back and you’ll 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 won’t 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 don’t 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 won’t 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
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 don’t see the answer
you’re 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.
Animal M-Stak: The “Natural” Anabolic
Cycled supplement. Animal M-Stak is a “natural” anabolic
designed especially for “hardgainers”- - those lifters who have a
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 (nutrient-partitioning).
Animal Stak : The Anabolic Hormone Pack
Cycled supplement. Animal Stak is a total hormone enhancer,
designed to promote elevated levels of growth hormone and
testosterone and to inhibit the release of sex hormone binding
globulin (SHBG) to allow for higher levels of free test. Stak works
from multiple angles to optimize the output of the hormones
responsible for mass and strength.
Animal Test : The Hypertrophic Test Pack
Cycled supplement. Animal Test is our premium testosterone
enhancement product, coupling cutting-edge natural
testosterone boosters and potent anti-estrogens with the
hypertrophy-inducing patented ingredient Arachidonic Acid. The
most powerful product in the Animal line, Test is not for beginners.
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.
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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.
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 Flex: The Complete Joint Supplement
Foundational supplement. Flex is a complete joint, tendon, and
ligament support formula. Packed with the most proven and cuttingedge nutrient blend, Flex has been specifically designed with the
serious lifter in mind to combat the daily wear and tear of iron warfare.
by Machine
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, doesn’t 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? What’s easy anyway? It’s not even easy
to get your ass out of bed in the morning, but we find a way
to do that, don’t 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. DON’T 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 don’t 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 you’re down, then you know where to
come for round two.
Round Two
They say you can’t reinvent the wheel. They say you can’t
come up with any new ways to pound on your thighs. I say
it’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it. You won’t find
the strength you need without tapping into your mind and
heart as well as your body. Squats. That’s the bitch of the
bunch. No other exercise in the whole realm of bodybuilding can fuck with a man’s 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. Don’t 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 isn’t thrown on there
because you had a dream that you could do it. I swear
sometimes I don’t 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 that’s gonna
fuck you up. It doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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, don’t put these first in your placement of
exercises—leg 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 can’t 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 down—the
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 squat—every warm up, every set, every rep.
Do these things well and you never know… You just might
reinvent the wheel. At the very least you’ll 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.
“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 and
Animal Nitro and put on 15 lbs of solid muscle. I’m 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
“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
“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
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.
- R. Reynolds IV, New York
Bad Ass Supplement
“I just wanted to give you guys props for creating a bad ass
supplement… Stak. I just finished my first cycle and took
my squat max from 365 to 420 and I’m not bullshitting
about that either. Shows what hard work, eating right, and
training your ass can do for ya. When taking Stak 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
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
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
25 Pound Increase
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for your products…
I got my hands on Stak. 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 and Nitro. So far so good. You guys kick ass thanks.”
- James Brown, Wisconsin
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 "Anabolic Hormone Pak" Stak. 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
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“Bro's I’ve been takin your Animal Pak and M-Stak for
cycles for the last 90 days. Also been using one of your
workouts. I’ve 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 train-
ing 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
- 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 I’ve 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 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. I’ve 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.”
- J.W., Ohio
- 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, it’s
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
Don’t 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
“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
- Derek M., South Carolina
“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
Total Carbohydrates
Vitamin A (as acetate & 66% as b-carotene) 9900IU
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D (as ergocalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-a-tocopheryl acetate)
Thiamin (as thiamin HCl)
Niacin (as niacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Folic Acid
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)
Calcium (as citrate, carbonate)
Phosphorus (as calcium phosphate)
Iodine (from kelp)
Magnesium (as oxide)
Zinc (as oxide)
Selenium (as selenite)
Copper (as sulfate)
Manganese (as sulfate)
Chromium (as picolinate)
Potassium (as sulfate)
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 α-Ketoglutarate (PAK)
Carnitine (as L-carnitine)
Chromium Picolinate†
Coenzyme A
Coenzyme B12
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
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Betaine HCl
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
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. John’s 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)
Other Ingredients: Bitter orange extract, green tea extract,
cocoa extract, potassium phosphate, magnesium phosphate,
magnesium stearate, gelatin, stearic acid.
supplement facts
NOTE: This product contains 200mg caffeine and 20mg
synephrine in the form of herbal extracts.
Animal Flex
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat
Total Fat
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol)
Zinc (as zinc picolinate)
Selenium (as sodium selenite)
Manganese (as manganese sulfate)
Joint Construction Complex
• Glucosamine (as HCl, sulfate KCl)
• Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
• Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA)
• Chondroitin Sulfate B (CSB)
Joint Lubrication Complex
• 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
• Ginger Root Extract (gingerols, shogaols)
• Turmeric Extract (curcumin)
• Boswellia (boswellic acid)
• Quercetin
• Bromelain
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
Animal M•Stak
Amount Per Serving
Natural Flavone/Sterone Complex
• ß-Ecdysterone
• 5-Methyl-7-Methoxyisoflavone
• Ajuga Turkestanica Extract (Turkesterone)
• ß-Sitosterol
Anti-Catabolic Amino Complex
• L-Leucine
• Leucine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG)
• Leucine Ethyl Ester
• L-Isoleucine
• L-Valine
• L-Taurine
• Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)
Anabolic Adaptogen Complex
• Muira Puama
• Kudzu Extract (Isoflavones)
• Safed Musli
• Rhodiola Rosea Extract (Rosavins)
Insulin Potentiating Complex
• 4-Hydroxyisoleucine
• Banaba Leaf Extract (1-3% Colosolic Acid)
• Cinnulin PF™
• K-R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (K-R-ALA)
M Factor Complex
• Ginger Root Extract (Gingerols, Shaogols)
• 6,7-Dihydroxybergmottin
• Bioperine®
Energy Complex
• Methylxanthine Complex (Caffeine,
Theobromine, Theophylline)
• Evodiamine
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
Human Muscle Protein Complex™
• Arginine
• Histidine
• Isoleucine
• Leucine
• Lysine
• Methionine
• Phenylalanine
• Threonine
• Valine
Pro BCAA Complex
• Leucine
• Isoleucine
• Valine
Other Ingredients: Stearic acid, magnesium stearate, gelatin,
titanium dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.
Animal Nitro G
Total Calories
Total Carbohydrates
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl)
Niacin (as niacinamide)
Amount Per Serving
Human Muscle Protein Complex™
• Arginine
• Histidine
• Isoleucine
• Leucine
• Lysine
• Methionine
• Phenylalanine
• Threonine
• Valine
Pro BCAA Complex
• Leucine
• Isoleucine
• Valine
• 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
Other Ingredients: Dextrose, natural grape flavor, citric acid,
grape skin extract, sucralose.
Animal Pump
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Selenium (as selenium selenate)
Amount Per Serving
Foundational Creatine Matrix
• Magnesium Creatine Chelate™ (MCC)
• Tricreatine Matrix (TCM) (creatine gluconate, creatine
orotate, creatine AKG)
• Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE)
NO Blast Complex
• Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (Arginine-AKG)
• Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglurate (Ornithine-AKG)
• Citrulline Malate
• L-Carnosine
• L-Norvaline
Energy Rush Complex
• Methylxanthine Complex (caffeine, theobromine theophylline)
• Evodiamine
• Vinpocetine
Antioxidant Complex
• 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
• Taurine
• Ginger Root Extract (gingerols, shaogols)
• Cinnulin PF™
• 4-Hydroxyisoleucine (20%)
• Bioperine® (piper nigrum extract standardized
for a minimum of 95% piperine alkaloids)
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
for avenacosides A & B.
for protodioscin & steroidal saponins.
for 15% L-Dopa.
Animal Test
Amount Per Serving
Pro-Androgen Complex
• 3,4-Divanillyl Tetrahydrofuran
• Cissus Quadrangularis Extract (Ketosterones)
• Trans-3,5,4’-tryhydroxystilbene
• Agaricus Bisporus (Polysaccharides)
• 3’,5,7-Trihydroxy-4’-Methoxyflavone
• Yohimbe Bark Extract
Hypertrophic Response Complex
• Arachidonic Acid (40% in a Proprietary Fatt Acid/Oil Blend
• 6’,7’-Dihydroxybergamottin
• Bioperine®
Other Ingredients: Nettle root extract, polygonum cuspidatum,
white button mushroom extract, grapefruit extract, palmitic
acid, steric acid, linoleic acid, ?-linoleic acid, dihomo-?-linoleic
acid, myristic acid, arachidic acid, behenic acid, lignoceric
acid, gelatin, glycerine, water, caramel color, carob, titanium
dioxide, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, FD&C Blue #1 and
FD&C Red #40.
†A proprietary blend of Eurycoma Longifolia including
patented LJ100™ standardized for 28% bioactive
glycopeptide compounds and 40% glycosaponins.
Animal Stak
Amount Per Serving
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, dicalcium phosphate, whey,
lecithin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium
stearate, titanium dioxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.
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.
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Magnesium (as oxide)
Zinc (as oxide)
Chromium (as picolinate)
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