Link to BigLA's log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...zappin-pr.html
Zappin PRs with CORE ZAP
Dosage: 4 caps throughout
Bodyweight start: 187
Bodyweight current: 183
Incline HS Press - Originally 230 x 14 now 270 x 9 (up 30 lbs down 5 reps)
HS Shoulder Press - Originally 150 x 17 now 175 x 14 (up 25 lbs down 3 reps)
WG Rack Chins - Originally bw+55 x 15 now bw+75 x 20 (up 20 lbs and 5 reps)
HS Flat Press - Originally 230 x 13 now 270 x 12 (up 40 lbs down 1 rep)
DB Shoulder Press - Originally 45s x 30 now 55s x 20 (up 20 lbs down 10 reps)
HS Pulldowns - Originally 140 x 19 now 160 x 24 (up 20 lbs and 5 reps)
Rack Pulls - Originally 475 x 5 now 500 x 6 and 545 x 2 (up at least 25 lbs and a rep)
Incline DB's - Originally 85s x 11 now 85s x 20 (up 9 reps and had a workout blown in there)
Smith Shoulder Press - Originally 165 x 9 now 175 x 11 (up 10 lbs and 2 reps)
Smith CGBP - Originally 205 x 10 now 220 x 13 (up 15 lbs and 3 reps)
Rack Chins - Originally bw+45 x 19 now bw+60 x 25 (up 15 lbs and 6 reps)
Preacher Curls - Originally 85 x 17 now 90 x 24 (up 5 lbs and 7 reps)
ATG Squats - Originally 225 x 7 now 245 x 5 (up 20 lbs down 2 reps)
Sumo Leg Press - Originally 360 x 30 now 370 x 30 (up 10 lbs)
Widowmaker Leg Press - 270 x 20 now 290 x 20 (up 20 lbs)
Drag Curls - 95 x 16 now 100 x 19 (up 5 lbs and 3 reps)
T-Bar row - 260 x 9 now 280 x 8 (up 20 lbs down 1 rep)
Before and Afters:
Thoughts: The pictures speak for themselves. As my final lift was with Pacman8, I think he can also attest to my vascularity I've acquired because I don't feel that the lighting gives my arms true justice. This product has already been purchased by myself. It was simply short of incredible. A net change in weight or 4 lbs or so of pure bodyfat lost while the number clearly were climbing up. Another great part of this was the energy was long lasting and clean. There was no shakiness to it whatsoever and its effects were noted for around 5 hours. The focus was very very noticeable and pure up until the end when I was on antibiotics and my cns was wearing. Another effect that can't be left unsaid is the thermogenic effect of this supplement. I was sweating like a mad man in the gym everytime. I set multiple PR's and decreased pure bodyfat. I think Doug has a real winner in this product and I would recommend it to anyone looking to up their training to another level. Let me also note that no other dietary changes were made and that this supplement is truly one that can not be mimicked by diet. My diet was on point prior to this and this really helped push my workouts. The journey has been fun and another one will be coming. I look forward to the future of Core's products and hope they have some great things in the works. A big thanks to Doug and Dan for allowing this log to happen and shedding light on Core Nutritionals. I'd also like to thank everyone for stopping by because you all helped me stay motivated. I'd also like to answer any questions anyone may be left with so feel free to PM me them.
Link to AllGenetix log: AllGenetix Gets Zapped By CORE
AllGenetix CORE ZAP Final Review
I must preface this by saying that before this log started I was not a rep of CORE nutritionals, I was lucky enough to become a board rep in the last week of my sponsored log. That being said, I can unbiasedly say that ZAP was one of the most effective, efficient, and workout altering supplements that I have used. I was not much of a stim junkie as many on this board are. I have popped a few caffeine pills here and there but I tend to stay away from stims as they make me too jittery and crash too fast. From the first to last dose of ZAP, I could feel it working. The first effect I noticed was the quick hit of whole body thermogenesis beginning as early as my warmup sets. There was no jittery, high energy rush that most caffeine based products provide. The energy that ZAP provided was more of a controlled intensity, with mental clarity and focus. When I was in the gym, I had tunnel vision on my goal for the day and any distractions went unnoticed. I had consistent energy throughout the entirety of the workout with no crash or "come down" effect. Just good clean energy throughout. I even mentioned a few times that this product might be the downfall of me as I tend to overtrain in general, therefore my workout habits and the energy that ZAP provided left me wanting to stay in the gym forever! Now for the claims.....
Awesome mental focus, clarity, and increased memory:
10/10 - total focus, clarity, concentration, motivation, anything cognitive was enhanced by ZAP.
Significant strength and performance increases:
9/10 - Most, if not all of my lifts went up. Deadlift went up 30lb, front squat went up 15, bench up 10lb, T-Bar rows up 25lb, to mention a few. The energy and determination that ZAP provides almost makes you strive for more PR's each workout. The sustained energy helped me hit PR's later in the workout as well.
Enhanced sense of well being:
9/10 - Felt amazing throughout the workout, didn't really notice much else effect outside of the workout, but could definetly feel the euphoric feel about an hour after taking it.
Improved metabolism and fat loss:
8/10 - I was bulking on about 3.5-4k cal and didn't seem to gain an ounce of fat while gaining 3lb in a month of ZAP. This can be attributed to the increased energy and total body thermogenesis ZAP provides. You really don't want to leave the gym! Only an 8 because I wasn't cutting so I really couldn't assess this fully.
Increased libido and aggression:
9/10 - Libido was a hit or miss, I couldn't really tell as my "sessions" were nowhere near my workout times and I didn't take ZAP pre-"session". Aggresion was there, especially in the gym. People didn't fck with me when I was training, it puts you and keeps you "in the zone".
9.5/10 - Amazing preWO supplement that provides you with consistent smooth energy that feels like a controlled intensity throughout the workout with little to no crash.
Link to TTewell's log: TTewell gets ZAPPED into shape!!Thanks to Core for letting me test this out.
I'm going to compare the effects to what I felt on RPM.
ENERGY- ZAP ~ RPM This one is hard to compare. ZAP gave me a really clean, good feeling energy where as RPM gets me jacked and hyper.
FOCUS- ZAP > RPM Zap really shines with this aspect. You are just in the zone, completely focused on every lift.
MOOD- ZAP > RPM It just felt like nothing could bring me down. I was in a great mood for about 6 hours after taking it.
AGGRESSION- ZAP < RPM This was the most disappointing part for me. I was expecting more in the way of aggression out of this. It was still better than most pre-workout supps.
LIBIDO- ZAP < RPM Another disappointing aspect. It probably has to do with the high quantity of stimulants but I had NO libido for several hours after taking it.
PUMP- ZAP < RPM This was tough to call. At 4 caps I wasn't getting much of a pump but when I raised it to 5 caps, the pumps got intense. Still, at recommended dosage RPM was better.
Thermogenesis- ZAP > RPM If pigs actually had sweat glands, this is how much they would sweat! lol I'm already a heavy sweater but I was dripping sweat all over the gym even when the AC was down in the 60's!!
AND THE WINNER IS... It's a tie!! They are really much more different than you would think. Both have their strong aspects. If you want more pump and aggression, go with RPM. If you want more of the energy and focus aspect, then go with ZAP.
Will I buy ZAP? Sure will! I plan to try it stacked with Drive to make up for it's weak points.