I’ve lost a lot of weight since I started boxing back around April of this year. Back then I weighed around 84 to 86 kg (around 185 lbs) and now, depending on how dehydrated my body is, I weigh 71 to 74 kg (around 156 lbs).
Nothing much in my wardrobe fits me right now including my winter jackets which is a problem because I’m pretty lazy when it comes to clothes shopping and it’s getting cold in Scotland. Working offshore doesn’t help either as the standard issue Brit offshore worker lives in a t-shirt and cargo shorts!
So right now my body looks like this:
I’m not quite in the Gerard Butler “300” or the Brad Pitt “Fight Club” range.
Now I’ve never really used supplements before and the key word being supplements not steroids! However an ESPN article I came across, caught my eye. The article was on two supplements used together (a process called stacking) in order to promote lean muscle mass. They are Noxor and Androx. Pretty ridiculous names I know. They sound like a Las Vegas male stripper act.
Androx comes in a little tube of 60 pills and Noxor comes as 90 pills.
Androx is a testosterone booster with the instructions to take 1-2 capsules a day with your meal.
Noxor contains various things that make you want to re-take high school Chemistry with the recommended use of taking 2-3 capsules 30-60 minutes before workout.
My intention was to trial these on my last offshore trip but they sadly arrived the day after I left for my work in Malaysia. When I work offshore, I train everyday free from any kind of distraction whereas at home (which is where I am as I write this) I basically cut down to:
- Monday: An hour long game of 5-aside football (soccer).
- Tuesday and Thursday: Boxing training sessions lasting 90 minutes.
- Two randomly chosen days where I do a 3km run with 25 minutes of shadowboxing afterwards.
The stuff at home and the offshore training since April has got me where I am right now in physical terms and I’m okay with that. However there’s a part of me that’s interested if these supplements can make any difference. They’re not exactly cheap either. Noxor and Androx are sold together for 88 GBP which is 110 USD. It’s not exactly Weight-Watchers or the Cambridge Diet but I guess it’s not too far from that principal!
I’m going to basically trial these two supplements to see if they actually do anything to my physique. I’ll start taking them while I’m at home but only before I do any kind of training.
- I’m not going to change my eating patterns or the types of food I eat.
- I’m not going to do any additional fasting.
That’s important. I’m just an ordinary guy training and eating with this one additional change to my routines.
My next offshore trip starts on the 14th December so there’s some crossover. I’ll find out if this is 88 GBP worth of placebo or if there’s actually some benefit to this.