Morry's ride with Pre-Workout PowerChews
- 05-26-2011, 07:41 AM
- 05-26-2011, 10:33 AM
05-26-2011, 11:01 AM
05-26-2011, 11:02 AM
05-26-2011, 10:43 PM
It's complicated and simple all at the same time. I watch my weight and adjust when, how much and how often I eat. I will also toss carbs in there to hold onto weight in times of heavy activity, but if I could say anything I eat Primal all the way. I even kicked PB which was hard, but almond butter is pretty damn good.
I train fasted because I like to. It feels better to me. I don't all the time, but about 80% of the time I def do, but sometimes it just doesn't fit. For instance today I had a couple meals before I worked out, but it was at least 3 hours after I ate my last meal that I trained. I never train on a full stomach. I won't. I don't like it bc I feel full and that sucks IMO.
I'm excited about the bench number going up too. I'm pretty sure I will try for 355 or 360 on Monday, but it will really depend on how my tendons, shoulders, and muscles feel that day. If I feel I'm pushing it, I'll turn it into a deload for a full split and then hit on the forth day or something like that.
I'm glad you are following, good to have you here. When will you be trying the ole power chews???
05-26-2011, 10:47 PM
145 DB today!!!
I failed at my first attempt, but a fellow meathead saw me struggle and drop them and came over and offered to help me set the first rep up. I was able to grab a couple before my wrist started giving out on my right side. I had surgery on that wrist when I was younger and it is weaker than the left. In my infinite brilliance I forgot my versas so I didn't have any real wrist support. I know, stupid, but I like to push things. I had regular gloves, but they just don't compare. No worries. I put them in my bag where they will stay so I will be sure to have them next time and every time after. I felt like I left my chews at home or something. Really blew not having them.
290 DB isn't all that bad on bench tho for a 197lb dude at 8% bf, but I think if I had my Versas, I could have grabbed two more reps. FOCK. Anyhow, still got to overload my CNS with some heavy DBs so I'm happy.
More to come.....
05-26-2011, 11:06 PM
05-26-2011, 11:23 PM
05-26-2011, 11:30 PM
Thanks guys, it took months to get above the 100s for me bro. Months!!! Thank god for Kabuki. He helped me change some things around that have really helped push some of my numbers up.
I've also been carving my legs out with bands. They hurt so bad all the time and I LOVE IT.
Replaced leg extensions and hamstring curls with High leg presses 6pps (for the hams), then for leg extensions I replaced it with a superset (inside the circuit) with medium bands, 4 25s on the smith and I do front squats right into squats with my legs further forwards to hit it from a different angle. I'm liking the results thus far, but I'm damn near limping when I get done.
06-02-2011, 12:44 AM
I did hit chest on Monday. 345x2 giving me a max of 366. I think 360 was all mine, but the weekend took a toll on my tendons and joints so I didn't push it.
I may wait one more week and give it a try.
My schedule is finally leveling out. I should be able to be on more and respond to questions faster.
For those that have sent me PMs, they are all answered now. I apologize, but my life is changing around pretty fast right now. For the better might I add!
Good things come to those that are loyal, disciplined, and keep a good attitude. That being said, fellas, Morry has even better news!
I SHOULD BE STARTING MY NEXT CYCLE IN ABOUT 4-6 WEEKS!!!!
Of course I'll log it.
Of course there will be photos.
Of course we will all learn a lot along the way! You guys help keep me going and I wouldn't do it without all of your support!
Thanks for checking in the thread and I will be updating the power chews feedback over the next day or so.
06-02-2011, 01:47 AM
06-02-2011, 07:59 AM
06-02-2011, 08:28 AM
06-02-2011, 04:37 PM
06-03-2011, 01:08 AM
06-09-2011, 10:59 AM
A month or so.
Sadly, I have pulled my back pretty bad deadlifting. These powerchews really helped me out with my endurance.
I haven't stopped working out 6 days a week tho, just deload on anything requiring lower back. Give me some time, I'll be abck and stronger than ever.
NPP is prob going to be in the cycle with this news...
I will give my final review of power chews in a bit.
Thank you for following
06-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Power chews are a great pre workout. They taste great, they are portable, and they don't give you the shakes even at a dosage up to 6.
The draw backs would be that they never really give you that killer edge that white flood does. Albeit uncomfortable, but it still helps you lift. Powerchews in that respect help what most people would consider uncomfortable impossible to do while taking power chews. Too much white flood feels like your going to die for a sec. Too much power chews? You just feel more even through out the workout. No crash on either product for me tho.
I would use them again if the price was better. They are 45 bucks for 30 days worth, when if you look you can buy white flood for around 38 buck for 1.38lbs (120 servings, 60 days worth at 2 SCOOPS!). This product isn't nearly as portable unless you can stand carrying the bottle and mixing at the gym.....what a mess.
So overall Powerchews keep you from getting jittery, give you endurance, taste great, are very portable but they are expensive.
Great product NTBM and thank you for letting me try it.
06-09-2011, 11:40 PM
Nice review bro! I have a whole tub of these to use! Just waiting on my tub of N2KTS to run out before I jump on them
Recoverbro Elite"This is what we've been working on"
06-09-2011, 11:52 PM
06-10-2011, 09:20 PM
I really like them.. Definitely not as strong as Jack3d or N2KTS but like you said convenient and they definitely get the job done. Just nothing too extreme. Which is good sometimes! I don't always like to be stimmed outta my mind while lifting, seems to be counter productive for me.. Now cardio I like to be rocked!
06-10-2011, 09:36 PM
I just read an article in Flex about a study on AAKG showing that it can help increase 1RM on bench press. Good stuff for boosting strength and powering through workouts!
06-13-2011, 03:52 PM
06-13-2011, 05:07 PM
Can't get the article, it's in their new magazine and don't see it on their website.
Actual study though is:
Campbell B, Roberts M, Kerksick C, Wilborn C, Marcello B, Taylor L, Nassar E, Leutholtz B, Bowden R, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Kreider R. Pharmacokinetics, safety, and effects on exercise performance of l-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate in trained adult men. Nutrition. 2006 Sep;22(9):872-81.
Compared to the placebo group, the resistance-trained men increased their one repetition maximum bench press by 8.82 Kg vs. 2.67 Kg over the 8 week period.
Effect of L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Ingestion on Muscular Strength and Endurance
Wax, B; Webb, H E; Harris, M C; Hilton, L A; Russell, J M; Miller, J D; Youmans, D A; Mobley, M L
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research:
Nitric oxide (NO) is a signaling molecule in humans that is known for its' vasodilative properties. L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate is a natural product that has been shown to enhance the release of NO in the body. NO stimulators (NOS) are being marketed as being able to reduce fatigue associated with resistance training. PURPOSE: Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate on muscular strength and endurance during upper and lower body resistance exercise. METHODS: Twenty one active men (age = 20.04 +/- 0.52) ingested L-arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (3-g) or a placebo (PL) 45 minutes prior to exercise in a randomized, double-blind crossover design. Participants refrained from supplement intake 72 hours and strenuous exercise 48 hours prior to the testing session, respectively. Initially, resting heart rate, blood pressure (BP) and lactate (LA) were obtained followed by one-repetition maximum (1-RM) testing on the barbell bench press and leg press. Upon determination of 1-RM, participants completed repetitions to failure at 60% of 1-RM. Heart rate, BP, LA, and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were measured after the final repetition. RESULTS: Analysis revealed a significantly greater 1-RM bench press in the NOS condition compared to the PL (p = .04), however there was no difference between conditions for the 1-RM leg press. Additionally, no significant difference was seen between the PL and NOS treatments for upper or lower body muscular endurance. Measures of RPE, LA, BP, and heart rate were similar at the end of the muscular endurance set for both the upper and lower body exercise with NOS compared to PL. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that NOS may provide some ergogenic benefit during 1-RM on the bench press; however this ergogenic effect was not evident during maximal (1-RM) exertion on the leg press and muscular endurance exercises for the upper or lower body. PRACTICAL APPLICATION: In conclusion, NOS supplementation may provide some ergogenic benefits for upper body muscular strength (1-RM) on the bench press, yet this needs to be further explored.
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06-13-2011, 05:30 PM
06-13-2011, 09:31 PM
Nice post Milas! Ya learn something new every day!
Recoverbro Elite"This is what we've been working on"
06-24-2011, 12:35 PM
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