Animal's Pump vs. Shock Therapy, Time to finally pick a winner

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    Animal's Pump vs. Shock Therapy, Time to finally pick a winner


    So we've all heard about both animal pump and shock therapy, but now it's time to compare the two side by side, and pick the one that is more effective for me.

    This little log will take place during my first and second week back at school, and will essentially be the workouts from the Journey book, except slightly modified to lower the volume and increase the cardio.

    I'll post my workout each time and also, note how it went, and how I felt.

    The goal here is to pick one of the two pre-workout supps as essentially a staple for my pre-workout plans. On a limited budget, it's essentialy to only buy the best, so I'm very thankful to Universal for sending out the free samples. It should be fun!

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    Journey Book, eh? Nice.
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    So yesterday I began this little comparo thing.

    I picked the shock therapy sample to begin with, taking it about 20 minutes before getting to the gym.

    My workout:

    Wide grip pullups: 5x 10/failure
    Seated Rows: 5x 12
    Close Grip pullups 4x 10
    Barbell curls 4x10
    Concentration Curls 3x10

    30 minutes on the Recumbent bike after that.



    I had very nice pumps in my back, but none in my biceps. I had decent energy throughout my cardio though.


    Today I'm going to try out some pump and see how that goes with Chest/ Tri's.
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    Essentially I didn't follow the journey book due to the very packed gym, so it seems I'm going to be doing whatever I Can do without having to wait in line at the gym. I hate that crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiewags99 View Post
    Essentially I didn't follow the journey book due to the very packed gym, so it seems I'm going to be doing whatever I Can do without having to wait in line at the gym. I hate that crap
    Me, I just hate crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiewags99 View Post
    Essentially I didn't follow the journey book due to the very packed gym, so it seems I'm going to be doing whatever I Can do without having to wait in line at the gym. I hate that crap
    I can't stand that either. That's why I prefer my 5:30 AM workouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiewags99 View Post
    Essentially I didn't follow the journey book due to the very packed gym, so it seems I'm going to be doing whatever I Can do without having to wait in line at the gym. I hate that crap

    Whats up buddy? Subbed to see how you do man.

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    Alrighty then, I've had three workouts since the last time I posted and todays the day to give updates. I made little notes on a notepad, so forgive me if they're not 100% clear.
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    Chest/ tris day

    Incline Bench 5 sets
    Flat dumbbell bench 4 sets
    Flat DB flyes 5 sets
    Assisted dips 4 sets
    Cable tri pushdown 5 sets


    This was an animal pump workout, and I had pretty good pumps, especially in my tris which isn't a normal thing. I usually struggle when training tris so this was very good. I just dislike taking all those pills in addition to my pak, it's kind of a mental struggle
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    I did an abs/ forearms/ cardio day next, after using some UN Shock therapy.

    Very good abs pumps, torturous wrist curls with no pump whatsoever... so that was a struggle

    Then I hit the pool for 30 minutes. I felt some really strong pumps in my shoulders, but not the typical lactic acid buildup that I normally get. Some people say that pumps would be crippling while swimming, but I think that's just because they don't know what it is. To me, it's actually a good thing, and it helps my mind connect with my muscles, allowing me to be more efficient and more in control.

    Although it does make you feel heavier in the water, the lowering of the lactic acid levels that ST helped me get seemed to outweigh this. I wouldn't go with 2 scoops of ST for a swim, but one I think is productive.
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    I just moved into school this past week, so it's great to have a pool, but man am I busy. I have less time for workouts, so it's good to have some supps to help me kick it into high gear to get the workout in in a 45 minute period
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    Animal Pump day

    Yesterday- Legs day- I really struggle usually with leg days, but as long as I keep the volume low while working on strong contractions I can get a pretty good workout

    Quad leg extensions 5 sets
    Leg press- 5 sets
    Calf extensions on the leg press- 5 setsx high reps
    Leg curl- 5 sets


    Alrighty then... I essentially felt like quitting and going home at the start of my hammy curls, but I sucked it up, cranked my ipod and hit them hard. I don't think the pump did me too many favors today unfortunately. I definitely want to work on my legs though, so I Think next time I'm going to try two packets of ST for legs, as it suggests on the back of the package...

    We'll see so.. stay tuned....
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    Today I had to kind of waddle to class because my upper quads were very sore. I have gotten so much better at making the connection to the muscle when doing leg extensions, but unfortunately I can't seem to stretch out my quads enough to stop the pain the day after. I always stretch my hammys out completely, so they feel pretty loose today, despite being sore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiewags99 View Post
    Today I had to kind of waddle to class because my upper quads were very sore. I have gotten so much better at making the connection to the muscle when doing leg extensions, but unfortunately I can't seem to stretch out my quads enough to stop the pain the day after. I always stretch my hammys out completely, so they feel pretty loose today, despite being sore

    When you are waddling you are definitely doing something right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yohead View Post
    When you are waddling you are definitely doing something right.

    Agreed, over at the Legion we like to refer to that as 'waddling with honor".
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    Hey guys,

    So yesterday I did a 2 packet of shock therapy day. I ended up heading off to the smaller gym on campus and hitting shoulders.

    Now although I am not a huge fan of the flavor, ST definitely gets the job done.

    Lateral DB raises 5 sets
    Front DB rasises 5 sets
    Overhead DB press 5 sets
    Shrugs 4 sets
    Machine real delt pulls 4 sets



    Followed by 30 minutes of med intensity cardio because I was feeling great. Good stuff. I think we might have a winner actually.... already
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    Alrighty time to update again... But I have to admit I just watched the House's MD video of his training/ life. He's hardcore and I have a newfound respect for him, definitely one of my favorites
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    No idea if this is allowed, but this is inspiration in so many ways. Family man to the max, hardcore trainer, and overall good guy

    http://mdtv.musculardevelopment.com/...view/1688/164/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiewags99 View Post
    Alrighty time to update again... But I have to admit I just watched the House's MD video of his training/ life. He's hardcore and I have a newfound respect for him, definitely one of my favorites
    Great guy in person too. Universal/Animal has a way of choosing athletes who really capture their core values. Erik "The House" Fankhouser will be in the Animal booth at the Olympia and in The Cage at the Arnold Classic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universal Rep View Post
    Universal/Animal has a way of choosing athletes who really capture their core values.
    Truth. Another one of the many things I love about it all.

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