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« Reply #45: June 25, 2015, 05:45:16 PM »
AntM Reviews Cellucor C4 G4





So, what the hell is the difference?!?!?! Cellucor's Fourth Generation C4 is the next level of innovation and refinement. Its formula is now more dialed in, more potent, and includes the breakthrough ingredient, TeaCor™, for improved energy that comes on quickly and lasts longer.*

The flavors were also revamped and improved.

Mixability - Perfect, see the two pictures. A tiny bit of foam, but nothing extreme. No clumps and I did not use a whisk or anything else in the shaker. 10/10

Profile - Creatine Nitrate and Beta Alanine are dosed well, at two scoops which I used. Not overly stimulated either at one or two scoops. One scoop provides 150 mg of caffeine which is nice for someone looking for an average stim option. Someone like me with a naturally high tolerance needs two scoops, but the affects of two scoops are there. 10/10

Energy - Pretty good. At two scoops, I did not feel over stimulated and did feel like I had some extra energy. I cannot assess this on if I was not coming off a stim break. I can only assume it would not have affected me too much if I have been using stims. However, using it when I did, I had a nice flow of energy that carried me through my training sessions with no crash afterwards. It was clean with no jitters too. In comparison to the version prior, energy is slightly higher than its predecessor. It is not an extreme amount higher, but definitely noticeable with no crash after.  9/10

Focus - Focus was pretty good. Nothing laser like, but I was focused throughout my entire workout. Once again, as I used it was good, but I don't know how this aspect would have been if I have been using stims. Same thing here. Ficus is a little better with this generation the the previous. 10/10

Taste - Both flavors were pretty good. The watermelon was amazing. I tasted just like a liquid version of a watermelon Jolly Rancher. It had the perfect balance of sweetness. It was not overally sweet, but sweet enough to remind you of that Jolly Rancher you used to suck on as a kid. The fruit punch was the second flavor I had. Honestly, it was better than the previous version. The previous version was very bland, nothing made it The G4 fruit punch on the other hand had some sweetness to it, unlike the previous version. I still wouldn't say it was the best fruit punch I had, but think of a light Juicy Juice boxed juice.

Watermelon - 10/10
Fruit Punch - 8/10

Overall - If you are looking for a pre workout that isn't stim heavy, I would definitely check Cellucor C4 out. It is worth the purchase and trying. I have only had these two flavors and would go with the apple over the fruit punch. If you are looking for a little extra kick in the gym with some extra focus, go with this. It is a solid formula that provides solid effects. Cellucor makes awesome products so you know you're getting something solid and not trash. Sometimes when a company promotes a new technology or delivery system, it is BS. However, I found that to be false in all of the samples I used. C4 G4 delivers on its claims and is a great improvement to an already great pre workout.

Watermelon - 10/10
Fruit Punch - 9/10

AntM Reviews MAN Sports Iso Amino



I had the Sour Batch Kids flavor. Upon tasting, I found myself a little confused. It was like I took a pack of sour patch kids and got one of every flavor. I had several different fruity flavors dancing around in my mouth at once! It was great. What I like about it was that it was not sour. I was afraid it might be. I'm not a fan of sour items. Maybe with a full serving it would be more sour, but I doubt it. I can't even imagine how my taste buds would have been dancing with a full serving.

On the other hand, this is not anything special. It is essentially bulk BCAA, 5 grams, with an amazing flavoring system. There are no additives. With that said, if you can find a really good sale, go for it. If not, one is better off buying bulk BCAA and adding a flavoring packet or drops to it.

AntM Reviews Cutler Total Protein Chocolate Brownie

Out of all of the samples I got from BPI, this was by far the best. And that is coming from a person not that fond of chocolate. This powder reminded me of a fresh fudge brownie. The taste was very rich and did not have that generic, boring milk chocolate flavor. I could see myself suing that flavor and not really get sick of it. If you are looking for a dark tasting chocolate protein, look no further.It is extremely thick too, which I liked.
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« Reply #46: June 27, 2015, 02:17:48 PM »
To make a long story short, I have a slight tear in my right calf. It was a freak injury. I am going to modify my training for at least this week, no deadlifting or leg workouts.
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« Reply #47: June 27, 2015, 02:32:41 PM »
June 26, 2015

Pull Hypertrophy


This was yesterday's session. I forgot to follow the set plan for the second exercise, so I did it for the third instead.

Training

Pulldowns 60 - 90 second rest

120x6,6,6,6,6,6,7*

This week calls for 7x6 with the last set being AMRAP.

T Bar Row 60 - 90 sec rest

80x11,10
85x10.

Wide Neutral Grip Pulldown 60 - 90 sec rest

107.5x8,8,9*

This week calls for 3 sets of 8 with the last set being AMRAP.

Machine Rows 60 - 90 sec rest

90x11,11,11

Meadows Row 60 - 90 sec rest

25x11,11,10

Reverse Pec Deck 60 - 90 sec rest

75x12,11,10

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 49g
Protein - 2189g
Fat - 80g
  • Sat. - 16g
  • Poly. - 13g
  • Mono. - 34g
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« Reply #48: June 27, 2015, 02:41:20 PM »
Sorry to hear about the calf bro. Keep up the good work


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« Reply #49: June 27, 2015, 09:36:01 PM »
Subbed. Great reviews on the pwo samples!
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« Reply #50: June 28, 2015, 12:27:42 AM »
To make a long story short, I have a slight tear in my right calf. It was a freak injury. I am going to modify my training for at least this week, no deadlifting or leg workouts.
A week? No way. I mean, if you can continue after just a week I am blown away.. (I just read this through your log) and I mean no disrespect, but I don't think that's enough time to heal/rest that kind of injury. I urge you not to push it man.

On an unrelated note I have no idea how I haven't subbed your log sooner! I really enjoy your notations on these different supplements.
There was something different about her..something special. And he couldn't quite place it...but it was in the way she moved...and what she did..


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« Reply #51: June 28, 2015, 03:01:23 PM »
Sorry to hear about the calf bro. Keep up the good work
Subbed. Great reviews on the pwo samples!
A week? No way. I mean, if you can continue after just a week I am blown away.. (I just read this through your log) and I mean no disrespect, but I don't think that's enough time to heal/rest that kind of injury. I urge you not to push it man.

On an unrelated note I have no idea how I haven't subbed your log sooner! I really enjoy your notations on these different supplements.

Thanks for following guys. Any type of strain is a tear. It just depends on the grade. It isn't a grade three, otherwise I would have fell to the ground and needed surgery. I think it is a grade two, but not a full grade two if that makes sense.
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« Reply #52: June 28, 2015, 03:02:47 PM »
June 28, 2015
Push Hypertrophy[/COLOR]

Weight - 148.4

Weighed in 2.4 pounds heavier than last week. Who knows why. It could have been my lack of activity since Thursday. Yesterday, I had all my meals and water late in the evening, so maybe that is why.

My leg is still swollen, down to my ankle. However, I am able to actually walk now as opposed to before I was walking on my toes for the injured leg. My ankle may be swollen because I applied heat last night. No more heat, just wrapping the leg and seeing what happens.

I may deadlift tomorrow. I just have tightness on the lockout. I will see how it feels tomorrow. I may just do rack pulls so I don't have to travel as far. I may just do something completely different. Today, I tried to do the leg press, before starting my session to humor myself. There was no pain. I may be able to get legs in on Tuesday. I may not front squat, but use machines so my calf doesn't have to stabilize as much. I was thinking about doing some light cardio post workout, but decided against it. I may start walking on the treadmill at  slow pace starting tomorrow. I would start with a quarter mile and work my way up. We;ll see though. I think tonight I an going to foam roll my leg very lightly.

I went to Dick's Sporting Goods and picked up some athletic tape, kisneology tape, and a pair of compression socks. I am going to wear the socks tomorrow when I go for the summer school training. I will also wear them during my training session so we'll see how that goes.

My front delts were fried right after the training session. My chest is so sore now too. It was overall a good session.


Training

Seated Smith Shoulder Press 60 - 90 sec rest

80x6,6,6,6,6,6,6,7*

This week calls for 8x6 with the last set being AMRAP.

Incline Smith Bench Press 90 sec rest

100x6,6,7*

This week calls for 3x6 with the last set being AMRAP.

Seated Machine Side Laterals 60 sec rest

65x12
70x10,10

Flat DB Bench Press 90 sec rest

55x10,10,6+3+2*

Since last week I hit 50 for 12,11,10, I decided to increase the weight. However, I was so drained at that point, I should have done 50 for the first set or two. On the last set, I got 6 reps, rested and got three, rested and got 2 more.

Cable Rope Tricep Pressdown 45 - 60 sec rest

20.5x12
22.5x10,10

Straight Bar Cable Tricep Pressdown 45 - 60 sec rest

37.5x12
42.5x10,10

Nutrition

Low Carb Day

Cals - 2,050
Carbs - 77g
  • Fiber - 38g
Protein - 222g
Fat - 108g
  • Sat. - 36g
  • Poly. - 7g
  • Mono. - 27g
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« Reply #53: June 28, 2015, 10:44:14 PM »
Awesome- I was going to suggest compression socks.
I had a nasty soleus/achilles tear (messed a lot of my lower leg up) a few years ago and the compression socks helped so much for pain and swelling.
I atrophied pretty bad from it though too (the injury not the socks), so if you can keep being active that rocks.
There was something different about her..something special. And he couldn't quite place it...but it was in the way she moved...and what she did..


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« Reply #54: June 29, 2015, 05:50:45 PM »
Awesome- I was going to suggest compression socks.
I had a nasty soleus/achilles tear (messed a lot of my lower leg up) a few years ago and the compression socks helped so much for pain and swelling.
I atrophied pretty bad from it though too (the injury not the socks), so if you can keep being active that rocks.

I wore the socks today, love them. I also like this tape as well. I was actually able to deadlift and my discomfort went away as my training session went on. I think worst case scenario is I miss working calves directly for 2 weeks or so.
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« Reply #55: June 29, 2015, 05:52:52 PM »
June 29, 2015
Pull Power


Injury update. I woke up and my calf felt the same and looked the same. Maybe the swelling went down a little. I have a little more definition, but I am still swollen from the calf to the ankle. Walking was better though. Also, I was able to do heavy deadlifts without an issue on the lockout! Being completely erect was straining before, but with weight, it felt fine. I am able to stand with my feet side by side straight up. I am also gaining the ability to keep the injured leg in back of the good one. Finally, I did 10 minutes of cardio on the eliptical post workout. I had a twinge here and there, but it felt great. Right now, I'm icing it for 20 minutes then I will wrap it before going to bed.

Tomorrow is supposed to be hypertrophy leg day. I am going to do it. I will probably skip all calf work for at least this week. I will update tomorrow.


Training

Deadlift 2-3 min rest

305x3x3x3x3x3,3,4*

This week calls for 7x3 with the last set being AMRAP. This was the weight I was aiming for pre injury so I'm glad I got it. I think I used my back a little too much due to being nervous. Also, I felt like I was going to puke on almost every rep. I had a small meal about 2.5 hours prior to this, but I have gotten used to deadlifting on an empty stomach.

Weighted Wide Grip Pullups 60 - 90 sec rest

15x2,2,2,2,2,3*

This week calls for 6 sets of 2 with the last set being AMRAP.

V Attachment Cable Row 60 - 90 sec rest

125x7,6,6

V Attachment Lat Pulldown 60 - 90 sec rest

120x8
125x6,6

Machine Row 60 - 90 sec rest

105x7,7,6

This is a seated chest supported machine with several different handles. I used a regular overhand grip, about shoulder width.

Reverse Fly 60 - 90 sec rest

100x8,7,7

Nutrition

High Carb

Cals - 2,600
Carbs - 319g
  • Fiber - 48g
Protein - 221g
Fat - 53g
  • Sat. - 14g
  • Poly. - 5g
  • Mono. - 9g
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« Reply #56: June 29, 2015, 05:57:16 PM »
Nice job,  be careful with the injury


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« Reply #57: June 29, 2015, 09:58:43 PM »
Skip the calves;) Good job with continuing to get some heavy work done...you make me nervous working through injury though man.
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« Reply #58: June 30, 2015, 12:38:37 PM »
Skip the calves;) Good job with continuing to get some heavy work done...you make me nervous working through injury though man.

I know my body. I know that sounds really arrogant, but being through a heart transplant has taught me when and when I can't train and also, wht I can do.

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« Reply #59: June 30, 2015, 01:44:22 PM »
June 30, 2015
Legs Hypertrophy


So when I woke up this morning, swelling in my ankle was almost non existent, when I got home from training, it was swollen again. Not like it has been though. It is probably due to me being on my legs and working my legs. Swelling in legs takes forever to go away unless one is bed ridden and doesn't do anything. Even then, it is difficult because it is difficult to elevate them.

I did some dynamic stretching and rested my ankle and calf on the rumble roller pre workout. I got into the power rack to front squat, not happening. Tried back squatting, not happening. I was going down slowly on the negative so I wouldn't do more damage. I felt like I wouldn't be able to get the depth I usually do and I felt unstable. So instead of doing 8 sets of front squats and 3 on leg press, I said F it and did 11 sets on the leg press. I wanted to use another machine, but it was taken and I wasn't going to wait.

After my session when I was showering, I noticed a new bruise that was not there this morning. It was right at the crease of the back of my knee above the injured area. It does not hurt. However, when I did my leg press and smith squats, it was not comfortable. It was tight in that area. I do not think it was because of the injury though. I had on compression socks that went right above that area, compression pants, and knee sleeves. When I did my bad calf knee sleeve, the top of the socks rolled down and bunched up in that area, so I think that is what caused the bruise. I bruise easily because I take a 316 mg tablet of aspirin daily. I can rest a plate against my knee and have a little bruise the next day.

As the session went on, my calf loosened up. I did everything I normally would do, except for squats and direct calf work. I also did 15 minutes of cardio post workout.

Tomorrow is an off day. I am going to do some HIIT cardio though. I will be using the battle ropes. I have never used them before so I have to look up a beginners routine for that. Ab work and mobility will be done too.


Training.

Leg Press 60 - 90 sec rest

270x6,6,6,6,6,6
320x6,6,6,6,7*

Squats were supposed to be 8 sets of 6 with the last being AMRAP and this week calls for 3 sets of 6 with the last set being AMRAP for leg press. So I did 11 sets of 6 with the last being AMRAP

Seated Hamstring Curl 60 sec rest

105x10,10,10,10,10,10

Leg Extensions 60 sec rest

105x10,10,10,10,10

Nutrition

Moderate Carb

Cals - 2,300
Carbs - 195g
  • Fiber - 48g
Protein - 221g
Fat - 79g
  • Sat. - 21g
  • Poly. - 11g
  • Mono. - 28g
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