Hydroxcut is Whack Crack! Tell YOUR story!!!

  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    So, despite being a full-time health freak, I decided to try Hydroxycut Hardcore in order to try to get an 'edge' and amp up my workouts.

    I took one capsule (which subsequently has 300mg of caffeine plus a lot of other 'junk'- not sure what it is...) and 1 1/2 hours later I am reporting on how it is making me feel:

    I am anxious, so nervous I feel on the brink of a panic attack. I feel a bit paranoid as well. My hands are cold and a bit sweaty. My eyes are sharp. I feel dehydrated despite constantly drinking water. This feels exactly like I imagine 'Speed' to feel like. GRR. I can hardly sit still and I feel slightly sick to my stomach- like I drank 10 cups of coffee (enema effect).

    So, I will be returning the unused product to GNC and definitely DO NOT RECOMMEND HYDROXYCUT.

    'Nuff said.

    Anybody have similar experiences? Or, success?


    Joe
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    Feb 24, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Animal pump washed down with a red bull means I can't keep my hands steady

    The question begs to be asked though what is 140lb man with a 30' waist doing taking a fat loss supplement..... and just how did GNC salesman succeed in selling to you
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    I have tried various Thermogenics and have never had any ill effects. Everyone's bodies react differently tho. It could be that you have a low tolerance to caffeine. Just suck it up. icon_smile.gif
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidAnimal pump washed down with a red bull means I can't keep my hands steady

    The question begs to be asked though what is 140lb man with a 30' waist doing taking a fat loss supplement..... and just how did GNC salesman succeed in selling to you


    Well, you have a good point. It would better serve me to drink some green tea and supplement with liquid B-12, and up by protein intake...

    I feel like getting my abs to show is damn near impossible.

    Maybe I need to take up a new sport or activity...


    Joe
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    singleagain saidI have tried various Thermogenics and have never had any ill effects. Everyone's bodies react differently tho. It could be that you have a low tolerance to caffeine. Just suck it up. icon_smile.gif


    You have the build that I am working towards... What supplements do you take?


    Joe
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    I have some good shit...all natural...email me if U want to know I am not telling everyone
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    joecoolnv said
    singleagain saidI have tried various Thermogenics and have never had any ill effects. Everyone's bodies react differently tho. It could be that you have a low tolerance to caffeine. Just suck it up. icon_smile.gif


    You have the build that I am working towards... What supplements do you take?


    Joe


    BTW...Someone at your body size and mass should never take Hydroxcut. You do not need it. You do need to continue to lift and make sure you eat enough and good protein too. Body Fat can be reduced with good cardio...but you need to pump some IRON!
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 24, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If someone is promising you an awesome body without doing the work that makes your muscles grow, or the slow tedious work that burns off fat, it's in that category.
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    Try Oxyelite Pro. No jitters whatsoever. I'm not sure about its alleged thermogenic properties, but it's appetite suppressive ones are ridiculous. I'm a very bad compulsive over eater and I've actually have to force myself to eat this last week I've been taking it. I'm down almost 10 pounds already. It's probably mostly water weight, but my thighs aren't brushing together anymore so I'll take it. I came across it by happy accident. The guy at GNC actually suggested the least expensive thing I was looking at for once. Well, that and he had a freakishly hot bod in a painted on shirt and a Russian accent.icon_lol.gif

    I'm sure my liver and kidneys will shut down well before I have any really noticeable results, but sometimes ya gotta break a few eggs............
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    Do any of these thermogenics work? Or is it all just stimulant appetite suppressant stuff? Speed freaks generally have low body fat.
  • MercuryMax

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    Feb 24, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    singleagain saidI have tried various Thermogenics and have never had any ill effects. Everyone's bodies react differently tho. It could be that you have a low tolerance to caffeine. Just suck it up. icon_smile.gif


    Actually yes and no...You have to make sure you hydrate appropriately to be able to handle these kind of things. Read the directions on the bottles. Also I've heard there was a recall on Hydroxycut Products early 2009. Do some research.
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    joecoolnv said
    singleagain saidI have tried various Thermogenics and have never had any ill effects. Everyone's bodies react differently tho. It could be that you have a low tolerance to caffeine. Just suck it up. icon_smile.gif


    You have the build that I am working towards... What supplements do you take?


    Joe


    hate to kill your thread but maybe supplementation is the last thing on the to do list before you hit the build your looking for
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    Feb 24, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    The old "banned" version worked well, it helped me in those last 5lbs of cuttingl. The new one, at least for me, was a big waste of $30. I guess its reality time, and hit that God aweful, but effective diet I was on last year! UGH!
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    Feb 24, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    I used to take the old Hydroxycut (with ephedrine) to keep me awake in class in college. It worked great. I don't like the dumbed down version. I do like Lipo6 black. I take it about 1/2 hour before I teach spinning and get loads of energy.
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    Feb 24, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    I tried hydroxycut and it just made me tired feeling weak.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    My diet is super CLEAN y'all. I eat 5 times a day: lean meats, nonfat and low fat dairy, kefir, whole grains cereals, fruits and veggies (all colors). I eat a diet which is Moderate/High Carb - Moderate Protein - Low Fat. If anything, I need to EAT MORE.

    My issue is motivation. From time to time I feel a-motivational despite regular exercise and healthy diet. Liquid B-12 and brewed green tea help pretty well. But, I was hoping I might get accelerated results with some ease by taking a 'mainstream' supplement. Hell, the guys in the advertisements look cut! LOL

    And, please y'all- I did not start this thread to be called "lazy" because I'm wanting results to come easier. I work hard when I work out. And, I eat well.

    Keep the advice coming please! I do appreciate it!!

    Thanks,


    Joe
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    Feb 24, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    I actually love hydroxycut hardcore. You seem to not have built up your tolerance to the supplement. You do start off with the jitters but once your body get used to it, it can be really effective. It helped me drop some unwanted weight but I do not recommend prolonged use. I actually think you should give it a tad bit longer....At least 2 weeks....
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    track_boi said
    joecoolnv said
    singleagain saidI have tried various Thermogenics and have never had any ill effects. Everyone's bodies react differently tho. It could be that you have a low tolerance to caffeine. Just suck it up. icon_smile.gif


    You have the build that I am working towards... What supplements do you take?


    Joe


    hate to kill your thread but maybe supplementation is the last thing on the to do list before you hit the build your looking for


    So, what do you suggest?


    Joe
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    Feb 24, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    joecoolnv saidMy diet is super CLEAN y'all. I eat 5 times a day: lean meats, nonfat and low fat dairy, kefir, whole grains cereals, fruits and veggies (all colors). I eat a diet which is Moderate/High Carb - Moderate Protein - Low Fat. If anything, I need to EAT MORE.

    My issue is motivation. From time to time I feel a-motivational despite regular exercise and healthy diet. Liquid B-12 and brewed green tea help pretty well. But, I was hoping I might get accelerated results with some ease by taking a 'mainstream' supplement. Hell, the guys in the advertisements look cut! LOL

    And, please y'all- I did not start this thread to be called "lazy" because I'm wanting results to come easier. I work hard when I work out. And, I eat well.

    Keep the advice coming please! I do appreciate it!!

    Thanks,


    Joe


    From looking at your pics I don't really see the need for you to take hydroxycut or any thermogenic.
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Yep, I think Hydroxycut is just plain Whack!


    Joe
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    Feb 24, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    I think I didn't sleep for 3 days---threw it out!
  • calibro

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    Feb 24, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    i was on the old hydroxycut... the one that can cause liver damage... the formula changes so often that i don't even both with it anymore
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    Feb 24, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    screw the low carb low fat crap


    whats wrong with fat?

    might wanna eat more "full fat" foods

    calorie density isn't a bad idea if you want to eat more

    less cardio more hypertrophy

    learn to push harder in the gym ("tear more muscle")

    check out old vids of arnold lifting

    and low fat dairy is the furthest thing from "clean eating"

    don't drink water with your meals

  • camfer

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    Feb 24, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    People are telling the OP to push harder in the gym and lift more, but earlier threads he's started indicated that he doesn't go to a gym and does only body weight exercises. Not sure if that is still the current situation, but I suspect it is.

    OP, maybe the lack of motivation is that your long-term goal of being highly muscled and lean can't really be achieved without some serious resistance training involving heavier weights. So you're wanting muscle but not working properly to achieve it. On some level you know this, and it is demotivating. Then you try the shortcut of hydroxycut so that even if you're not muscled, you'd at least be lean. Well, put some muscle on and your current level of fat would end up being proportionately less.

    I'm in your town, so I know you can get to the northside gym even without a car, but you'd have to be willing to hitch rides. I've seen lifties from the ski valley at the northside without a car, and I've given them rides as far as I was going. Getting serious in the gym and eating more will get you to your goals. Using a log so you can track your progress will help too. If you want to look like a weight lifter, lift weights.


  • Neon_Dreams

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    Feb 24, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    camfer saidPeople are telling the OP to push harder in the gym and lift more, but earlier threads he's started indicated that he doesn't go to a gym and does only body weight exercises. Not sure if that is still the current situation, but I suspect it is.

    OP, maybe the lack of motivation is that your long-term goal of being highly muscled and lean can't really be achieved without some serious resistance training involving heavier weights. So you're wanting muscle but not working properly to achieve it. On some level you know this, and it is demotivating. Then you try the shortcut of hydroxycut so that even if you're not muscled, you'd at least be lean. Well, put some muscle on and your current level of fat would end up being proportionately less.

    I'm in your town, so I know you can get to the northside gym even without a car, but you'd have to be willing to hitch rides. I've seen lifties from the ski valley at the northside without a car, and I've given them rides as far as I was going. Getting serious in the gym and eating more will get you to your goals. Using a log so you can track your progress will help too. If you want to look like a weight lifter, lift weights.




    Thank you very much. You are 100% right in your analysis. I'm gonna return the pills, up the protein, and figure out a way to that gym in town! And, was also thinking about getting a weighted vest. I want to run with more body weight to move... Do you think that would help build strength, along with getting back to the gym?


    Joe