EasyEJL freshly BulletProof goes on the Assaualt (sponsored MusclePharm log)
- 09-19-2008, 09:00 PM
EasyEJL freshly BulletProof goes on the Assaualt (sponsored MusclePharm log)
From musclepharm's site
Maximizes Recovery and Repair
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pity there isn't a straight jpg of the ingredients but click the link, its worth it
In a basically 20g serving blend it contains
Muscle Recovery Matrix
Gingerols (from ginger root) 20%
HGH Night Growth Matrix
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid
4-Amino-3Phenylbutyric Acid (phenibut)
Mucuna Pruriens Extract (Standardized To 20% L-Dopa,
Zinc (as monomethione and asparate)
Magnesium (as asparate)
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCL)
Essential Amino Acid Blend:
L-Threonine, L-Valine, L-Methionine, L-Isoleucine,
L-Phenylalanine, L-Histidine, L-Lysine, L-Aspartic Acid,
L-Serine, L-Glutamic Acid, L-Proline, L-Glycine,
L-Alanine, L-Leucine, L-Cysteine HCL
which is ultra sweet in my book. A great combination of ingredients both for sleep purposes, as well as recovery.
Assault is just as interesting
Supercharged Energy & Endurance
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So i'm officially starting the log tomorrow, however i've snuck some sampling in actually Assault says to use 1/2 scoop on non-workout days (to help with buildup of suma root i'm guessing) so i've done that yesterday + today, as well as tried bulletproof 1 nite. I must say i'm impressed so far, and i'm just waiting to try the first workout on assault tomorrow.
I got a good energy boost from the 1/2 scoop, so a full scoop should be interesting. Bulletproof gave some crazy sleep, to the point where I think i'm going to dose less than a full scoop and see how it goes.
Right now I am on a relatively gradual cut, running at somewhere close to 2000 cals non-workout days, 2500 workout days. Staying with next to no carbs, other than saturday. Eating very clean, most foods all natural/organic, a mix of fish/dairy/beef/chicken for protein.
Workout routine is a vague relative of the SAIS routine, I think I may go for overall higher volume tho for a couple of weeks, with lighter weights. we'll see how tomorrow feelsAnimis Rep
- 09-19-2008, 09:00 PM
Assault - I was happily surprised. I initially thought it was going to be similar to other preworkouts and yet it had a different edge to it. Stim free for one which I needed as i abuse my adrenals too much, as well as including Suma Root. I noticed a great pump and good intraset recovery every workout with it, and also kept that "thick" feel in the worked muscles for a good number of hours after workouts, similar to midway thru an x-factor cycle. Was really a nice feeling and I was quite surprised how both morning and evening workouts were without any stims. The only downside I saw honestly was pricing - on the musclepharm website its listed at $69.99 which is extreme. However there are regularly coupon codes available from Musclepharm, and I've seen some as high as 50% off the list price. At $35 a tub, the assault is a great buy. At 1 scoop preworkout, and 1/2 scoop other days a single tub lasts 6 weeks. I played with higher dosing for a week and found that I liked the workout about the same with 1 to 2 scoops, but definitely liked taking 3/4 to 1 scoop better on nonworkout days as a kickstart for my morning. So I'd think that a tub would last somewhere from 30-35 days depending on your workout schedule which is a bargain for $35. Another thing worth mentioning was no stomach upset even at higher doses. I'm likely picking up a tub particularly for use in evening workouts as it gives great non-stim assist. I also am considering it as a potential for regular use, as I definitely noticed something different with the suma root.
Bulletproof - I sadly didn't enjoy bulletproof as much as I had hoped, some of it was viruses fault, some of it my own. I believe I even mentioned at the start of the log shaking the container pre-usage and yet i kept forgetting to do that after the first day. my first week of use was great and about everything I expected and then it tapered off rapidly as far as putting me to sleep in the first place. It did continue to help me stay asleep to some extent and fall asleep after waking for the toilet. Also during this time however I was regularly woken up at night for all but the last week to 10 days of the log by one of 3 sick children - started with the baby, moved to the 12yo then finally to the 4yo, and the baby took the longest to get over it. So my sleep was screwed regardless, but i really didn't get much of the GABA flush and drowsiness after the first week, even after taking 3 days off and starting again. So I think not shaking each time probably had the gaba sift to the top with the container getting moved around casually on the counter, leaving that first week heavy on gaba, but the rest of the time light on it. Soooo I'm not sure entirely at this point whether bulletproof was a great product or not, and not sure whether i'll buy it in the future. I might to try again when none of the kids are sick and also remember to shake it daily if I do. at $35 with the sale I'm right on the fence about ordering some along with some assault to try again myself. Just money is tight with my daughter trying to raise money for a school trip and christmas coming up, car license renewal etc.
Overall i'd say Musclepharm has done a quite nice job with their initial launch, and i'd be willing to bet they will do well going forwards.
Note: if I can find my freakin measuring tape, i'll post final measurements here as well. Overall i'm thinking I didn't make any huge changes, but I see a little difference in forearms, and maybe a touch more on chest/back widthAnimis Rep
- 09-19-2008, 09:10 PM
This space reserved for Steveo's mandatory "Good luck!" comment.
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09-20-2008, 10:06 AM
so last nite was 2/3 scoop of bulletproof and it worked exatcly like I want a prebed supp to work. It made me feel drowsy, but wasn't like a "go to sleep sledgehammer". I got a little of the gaba rush from it, and fell asleep nicely a short while later. woke a couple of times during the nite for bathroom, woke up for good after about 9hrs sleep, and not groggy.
didn't have time to take measurements as my wife wanted to go out to breakfast and I wanted to be sure to have time to work out and get to a vitamin shoppe demo by 12. I'll take em tomorrow. Was at 195 this morning, but since its a carbup day could easily be 197 tomorrow. or not, we'll see taking a full scoop of assault now, will work out in a few!
09-20-2008, 10:26 AM
09-20-2008, 10:42 AM
i could even add more, i have plenty. I think given chemical + taste that i would prefer just adding leucine tho
09-20-2008, 10:58 AM
09-20-2008, 11:20 AM
chest + shoulders, but ran out of time to finish
incline db press superset with reverse incline fly superset with incline fly
45x10-20x10-20x10, 55x10-20x9-20x11, 60x8-15x12-25x10, 50x7-15x8-25x9
decline machine press superset with upright row superset wtih decline fly
70x12-63x12-15x12, 100x8-63x10-15x13, 100x9-63x9-15x14
and outta time, have to shower and all. was going to do one more set like that, plus arnolds + laterals + front raises. i'll do those tomorrow.
was a good workout tho, plenty of energy for it, would easily have kept going if it wasnt for time
09-20-2008, 12:25 PM
wassup easy? ill be checkin in on you. I have yet to try bulletproof but i will in about 2 hours! Im curious on the taste. Assault is like a treat isnt it?!! haha i know you are loving it.
09-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Rosie's watching from the sidelines...
09-20-2008, 08:24 PM
09-21-2008, 11:49 AM
2/3 scoop bulletproof last nite in very little water (4oz). felt good and then like an idiot i stayed up to watch a sucky movies, so when I finally tried to fall asleep I had a hard time. Still woke up pretty much DOMS free, so that was nice
back shoulders chest bis tris geez
extra wide grip (40-42 inches) pulldows superset with db shoulder press superset with bent over simultaneous db rows
90x10-40x10-40x10, 120x10-40x10-40x7, 140x8-45x9-35x6, 140x8-45x7-0 (my lower back didnt enjoy the bent over rows)
high row superset with flat db chest press superset with ez curls
140x7-45x10-63x10, 130x7-55x6-63x8, 120x9-45x7-63x7, 120x6-40x6-63x5
arnold presses superset with hammer curls superset with standing behind head triceps extension
20x12-20x14-20x8, 20x10-20x11-20x6, 20x9-20x8-20x5
and i'm done. I'm expecting to hurt tomorrow. I had plenty of great CNS energy even given poor sleep. Liking assault a lot for that. I mixed the assault with 6oz of grapefruit juice and 4 oz of water. worked nice although blueraspberry + gfj aren't exactly a perfect mix taste wise. Definitely my muscles gave up before my mind did, which was nice. going to have to try a heavy squats + deadlifts morning and see how that goes. Liking assault alot so far!
09-21-2008, 12:14 PM
09-21-2008, 12:43 PM
Interesting, must keep an eye on this one
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09-21-2008, 01:35 PM
I'm here to cheer on Easy into doing some cardio 15 minutes of sprints won't kill you, although it might feel like it!
09-21-2008, 01:46 PM
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09-21-2008, 10:08 PM
Have you thought about just adding in 30 min of steady walking cardio? Although honestly I'm leaning out without doing the amount of cardio she requires me to do.
09-21-2008, 11:58 PM
09-22-2008, 06:48 AM
now that its cooling down, I may get back into the habit of some moderate bike rides with my 12 year old daughter again, cause that is fun as well
09-22-2008, 11:49 AM
last nite sleep was excellent, and today i have virtually no doms, just some light pec soreness. way less than usual
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09-24-2008, 06:08 AM
last nite took 2/3 bulletproof at around 10:30, was asleep by 11:10ish. woke up at 5 (on purpose) slugged a full scoop of assault and tried to work out
squats superset with incline db press superset with incline fly
180x6-55x10-30x10, 250x6-55x4 since i was doing slow extra wide eccentrics (6 second) I overextended a little on 4th rep and overstretched my pec a little so didn't try for any more-20x10, 250x6-45x7 and didn't feel good-20x12
by this time I was feeling less than 100% motivated and even with the assault I couldn't quite get the CNS whoophm going to continue, plus it was already 6 which is my usual waking time. so next midweek workout i'm going to have to try something different. I may do my squats and deadlifts(was the other planned major exercise for today) saturday and sunday, and use wed for lighter exercises so i'm not taking such long set to set rests to catch my breath and let pulse stabilize
09-24-2008, 06:41 AM
Logs looking good so far! What flavor of Assault/Bullet Proof did youget?
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09-24-2008, 07:16 AM
blue ras for assault which is great, orange ras for bulletproof which is ok, nothing exciting
Liking both a lot so far
09-24-2008, 07:43 AM
09-24-2008, 07:57 AM
ive heard people fuss about BP's taste, I for one dont know wtf they are talking about, i must have alien taste buds cuz i think MusclePharm did a great job on it.
09-24-2008, 10:26 AM
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09-27-2008, 09:29 AM
sleep on bulletproof is still excellent, closer to 3/4 scoop now. preworkout I used assault at a heaping scoop, tomorrow will try 1.5 scoops just to see how it goes.
incline db press superset with hammer curls superset with db fly
45x10-20x10-20x10, 55x10-25x10-25x10, 60x8-25x10-25x10, 50x7-25x9-25x10
ez curls superset with decline press superset with concentration curls
63x10-70x6???-25x10, 63x9-70x8-25x9 and enough
had a good pump by this point, and was feeling some stiffness/soreness in shoulder joints. the only hitting 6 for 70 is totally bizarre on decline press as I can usually do 90 for 10, and as high as 120 for 6-8 usually. so not really sure but my right shoulder was being non-cooperative painwise :P
09-27-2008, 11:24 AM
Easy do you use anything to loosen your muscles/joints up before lifting?? ie lineaments , heat rub, etc
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