*NEW* Controlled Labs Contest: Review the Review!
- 12-02-2008, 10:26 PM
Well I'm going on a GFH rampage, but it seems like Tattoo never posted a final review? Golden Finish.. Yeah I shower in that s#*t log. (Sponsered Log)
From some of his last entries,
Things are starting to come to a close on the GF log. I am hitting chest today, and back/triceps tomorrow, quads on Saturday. I must say I wasnt expecting what I saw out of Golden Finish. I have to honestly say that I will be using GF for a long time. It is clearly the best PWO supplement I've tried, and coupled with a good diet and training plan, the results you can see for yourself.
I will post up final pictures over the next few weeks.. I am working on a shoot with a photographer and that will hopefully happen next week, so I will try and post those as my final pics.Hit hamstrings yesterday and will hit shoulders today. Things have been progressing well. I am very pleased with Golden Finish. It goes down easy, easy to mix (especially in my blender bottle), and I've become quite fond of the taste.
I might try PMing him for a fuller review, however he did seem satisfied, judging by his post "It is clearly the best PWO supplement I've tried ". How's that for an endorsement
- 12-02-2008, 10:29 PM
Drink enough Distilled Water and you can give all your freinds a Golden Finish
Taste: He was brutally honest with 5/10 , and backed it up nicely.
Mixability: Good feedback here about not using a blender.
Recovery: Good anecdotal.
Muscle Glycogen Replenishment: A bit redudant, could have been mentioned in recovery
Overall Rateing: Typo! Gah! I like his final summary, and think this was a well done review
Honestly if your looking for something with a sweet taste and what not GF is probably not for you but if you can man up then GF is for you. Results are what matter most to me and thats what GF gave me.
12-02-2008, 10:32 PM
Mixability: Good feedback about the difficulty.
Feeling: Good anecdotal feedback here, although I found GFH never fills me up that much.
Weight; Nice comparison with Torrent
Overall: I feel this review was lacking a category for price/value, which tends to be important to many customers. Also he didn't really go into detail about his body type in his final review, which could make it hard for people to grasp if they didn't follow his log. In the future I would suggest he include a value category. Otherwise I liked the review
12-02-2008, 11:14 PM
jaymdubbs' Golden FinisH Log
Originally Posted by jaymdubbs
It was a very interesting time when GFH was announced. I was in the market for another post workout protein/carb mix, and was comparing Torrent, Replenish, etc. And then GFH was announced. I really liked the ingredient profile of GFH, and was excited when I was made a tester.
I have always had decent recovery (stemming from my nutrition and supplementation) - but I definitely felt my recovery was up while taking GFH.
A recap of my initial measurements:
Weight - 185
Body fat - (using Tanita scale, lowest 6.6, highest 9.1)
Here are my measurements now
Weight - 181
Body Fat (lowest 6.3, highest 8.8)
I lost 4 pounds while eating maintenance caloric intake (and that was about 95% strict) - so I attribute some of that loss to waste/water
Visually, I still look full and I feel great. Strength increased slightly, and my muscle endurance increased as my volume increased.
My main goal was add some mass to my shoulders and arms (and I hate myself for not taking measurements, because they do look a little more full)
The taste was fantastic - after playing with how much water to add, I found 15 oz was my sweet spot. What I enjoyed the most was the consistency of the shake (weird, I know)
I did always have a sugary taste in mouth that wouldnt go away until the next day (even after brushing my teeth) which is strange as there is no sugar in it.
No gastric issues to speak of, never had any "problems". occasional rumblings from the GM WF combination, but that was well before my GFH shake.
Obviously, this is NOT a miracle shake, but with a good training schedule, nutrition, and hard intensity, GFH is one of the better if not best post workout shake I can recommend that I felt made a difference, and I have tried a lot of different products to compare it to.
No post workout carb coma to speak of either (even with some of the r-ala)
I can honestly say that I have figured out a way to include this in my monthly budget for supplements, and has become a staple in my nutrition.
I would like to thank Controlled Labs for the opportunity to test this awesome product! Now all they need is an anytime whey protein and a stand alone insulin mimicker and then i would never have to purchase from another company again!
I thought jaymdubbs did a good review overall. I don't remember Golden fish leaving a sugary taste in my mouth. I do remember after I took it I felt really good. My guess was the l-phenylalanine. I do remember recovery being enhanced which is whats it designed for great product.
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12-02-2008, 11:16 PM
Golden Finish From Controlled Labs
In this log Whitedevil goes on to say something is making him euphoric and I comment it's the pea which i said above. overall decent log I guess. Ending could have been stronger and didn't see a final review. Its a no brain er Golden finish works I said this from the get -go anyone who halfway knows supplements knows whats in this stuff is golden.
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12-02-2008, 11:35 PM
CL Golden Finish Initial Review
Never took torrent. Have taken ast hsc creatine and ap2 protein mixed which was totally different. this taste a lot different and more exotic/hedonistic. yeah i think i do remember a taste being left in my mouth, cant really say for certain though since its been a while back since it was drank.
carb source 7.5..The carb source is amazing..try it and see
profile...8/10 ...8/10 is pretty high so I generally agree. yes I do think it could have added some creatine. I buy mine separate though so its no biggie. yes the ala at 50 mgs is under dosed I agree. 100 mgs of ala would be better. still though...unless I see something I don't agree with i basically agree unless I know better.
price 6/10 agreed it is a bit high. If you have the money go for it or for a Christmas, birthday or any present. I said the same thing in my golden Finish log towards the end.
overall 8/10 agreed. Golden Finish is great for a change of taste and the most euphoric postworkout drink Ive done.
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12-03-2008, 05:18 AM
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12-03-2008, 09:35 AM
Here's a finale for the GFH Reviews Reviewed... by some guy Steveo
Mixability: I explained how I mixed it up, sounds fair to me.
Taste: After my 2nd tub I might have lowered this a tad, I am still hoping for a reformulation/flavour improvement.
Usage Suggestions: I think this is a valuable suggestion to people that read the review, glad I included this.
Value: Important to include this in reviews, because sometimes products work but are overpriced.
Overall: Pretty happy with this review. I kept it short and sweet, and gave a pretty fair assessment. I realize I didn't comment much on my strength gains, however I think GFH is targetted more towards recovery, although a few lines on my experiences in the gym in the final review may have been useful. This may be biased lol
12-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Emerge wanted a review of his log, so I felt up to the challenge.
Taking Buffery to the Next Level (Sponsored White Flood Log)
- Nice detail of workouts, shows effort. Some people don't care to see #'s, but I think it adds validity to the final review of a log
- I liked the comparison to last week's workouts, shows progression
Final Review Critique
- Nice comparsion to RPM, this is what customers want to know, that is how it compares to other products they may have tried
Actual experience vs claims was interesting. I'm surprised how long it took WF to hit you judging by personal experience, but it was well supported
- I think you could have used a quick summary about strength gains. Some people don't follow whole logs and just read the final review. Also a quick summary about taste/mixability at the end would have been useful. You did touch on it in your next post though, which helps.
- You can leave value out if you want since that is a subjective judgement. I like how you state you would buy this again; it's something I didn't mentioned in my review but I ended up purchasing it to show my support for CL
- Overall a thorough and detailed log with a very fair review
12-03-2008, 09:52 PM
12-03-2008, 10:05 PM
I didnt know we are allowed to rate our own...nice.http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...on-s-stim.html
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12-03-2008, 10:08 PM
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12-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Golden Finish Log
QUOTE=smeton_yea;1192673]That first picture was me coming off a bulk Than I cut for three weeks using Golden Finish. Im at the beginning of my third week in "gaining musclemass without unwanted bodyfat"
For one It has 5 grams of luecine per serving. I take Luecine Post-training as it is the amino acid that stimulates muscle growth.Whether Nutraplanet brand or The stuff in Golden Finish I'll always take it, Just Golden Finish it nice tasting and more convient. The main thing is for me, and I don't know all of the research, is that Nutraplanet Luecine gags me taking to take that nasty ass powder down while this stuff is smooth sailing.
In addition, the added Taurine, Pea, and other little factors that count. The Carbohydrate source is nice, along with the quality protein. A Unique quality product, That's why I'm considering buying it, if my money isn't too in the dumps.[/QUOTE]
I could have used spell check,didn't know about it then i dont think, i could have done a better job of logging, now that im more of an experienced logger I see somethings I could have done better...used the same pictures of myself which is fine from the blue-up log; however, I didn't which end pictures which needed to be done. minus a point for that because pictures are always a plus for a log considering the visual. I agree with the good carb source and all of the three amazing complexes,Golden Protein Complex,Golden Carb Complex,and GFH Complex. I still say it's a little bit on the high side for the average person financially, although affordable for gifts like christmas, birthdays,just a gift, or just to try. The main thing that sold me on it is the convenience of this product. usually I'm mixing twelve nutraplanet powders together; with this its one of two scoops and I'm ready to run out the door post-training verses spending more time putting my bulk powders together. great tasting hedonistic taste.
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12-04-2008, 06:31 AM
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12-05-2008, 09:38 AM
12-05-2008, 09:39 AM
You guys are making this hard for us!
:My dog ate all my creatine and died:
:I need CL products to live:
:I lost my job and all I want for christmas is Purple WRAATH:
12-05-2008, 10:19 AM
12-05-2008, 11:24 AM
hahaha i could totally add something to that list thats actually true...but since I want to win (or lose) fairly...I wouldn't dare :thumbsup:
12-05-2008, 12:57 PM
12-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Winners at some point today Rows or did you decide to push it back?
12-05-2008, 02:26 PM
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