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  1. Do you guys normally only have 20g of protein after workouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Workout #3

    Did legs today, my new gym doesnt have a squat rack (school's equipment) so I have to do my best. I do DB squats, lunges, and sometimes leg press. I did lunges, then I ran the rack, 60lb-100lb for my DB squats. By the last set I had this huge zipper vein running diagonally across my forehead, about a quarter inch off my skin.

    It was intense, needless too say Im loving the Animal Pump, and I think Intra-Aid Is invaluable. Once again I just powered through my workout with extra steam left over, I even left it all at the gym this time, no flying for the weekend so I pushed it too the limit, my muscles gave out, but the mind was still willing.

    As mentioned earlier, torrent tastes amazing, I need more protein right after i workout though so I might start throwing in some egg whites, just to get another 25g. Any reason you Animals think I shouldnt add some more protein in?
    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Do you guys normally only have 20g of protein after workouts?

    It's a reasonable and actually very common question bro. The answer is no you do not need to add any protein to your Torrent.

    Here is a thread where U-rep was spelling it all out.

    http://forum.animalpak.com/showthrea...rotein+Torrent

    Hope that helps man.

    Hg
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    Hope that helps man.

    Hg

    It does actually, thanks man

  4. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    It does actually, thanks man
    NP my friend. And like the brothers said above (and it says in that thread) have a good clean high protein meal about 45 minutes to an hour after your Torrent shake. Gotta fuel the body to make the gains!

    Hg

  5. In case anybody was wondering: today and yesterday are/were off days, just some light cardio, stretching, etc. My legs are still sore as f#ck, those DB squats are awesome, just be ready for your traps/upper back/lower back/quads/hams/hips to hurt for the next few days. It almost works like a modulated deadlift, but they really target the legs the most.
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  6. I do DB squats sometimes to. It's serious stuff. It will hit you hard just like doing heavy DB lunges.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    I do DB squats sometimes to. It's serious stuff. It will hit you hard just like doing heavy DB lunges.
    For sure. Im headn out to the gym here in a little bit, not as sore as yesterday, I was able to work out alot of the stiffness while walking around the Jacksonville Zoo. My gf was able to feed some stingrays, I was surprised how nice the zoo was. Im used too Chicagos' zoo's so I normally feel let down, but it was a good time.
  8. Workout #1


    I can telll a big difference between days I use the stack, and those days I dont. Like this weekend: I did some HIIT around the track at my school and I was just wiped out by the end. My legs were like jello, and I was done, i went home and took a nap.

    Today though? Just pure adrenaline, I sweat a little bit more than normal which may be due to the Animal Pump, but I mostly attribute it to the increased intensity I have in the gym. I was pumping out my last set of DB bench and all I could hear screaming in my ears was
    YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

  9. Sounds like a good weekend man. Glad you had a good time at the zoo. Mental recharging is just as important as resting our bodies.

    The Pump will make you sweat more. It is from more intensity, which is also brought on a lot by Animal Pump. It works hand in hand. When I use it, I leave the gym soaked. That is why I drinik so much during my workouts.

    Hg

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    I leave the gym soaked. That is why I drinik so much during my workouts.

    Hg

    Thanks man, it was a blast. I'm going to up my water intake a little bit, see if that helps.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Thanks man, it was a blast. I'm going to up my water intake a little bit, see if that helps.
    I also leave the gym covered in sweat and having to mop up whatever equipment behind me. I have found upping my water intake worked best for me as well. I do drop the intake back down though on off days. Let us know. You are definitely putting in some hard work when you have Disturbed ringing in your head.
  12. workout #2


    Upped my water today, It helped alot. Im still using the Animal Pump minus the red pill, which my GF loves, and its treatn me awesome.

    Im updating this log late, but I had an early workout this morning. This combo of supps gave me energy for the rest of the day. Normally I'm so tired after my workouts I like to go home and sleep, but today I was alert and attentive for all my classes, I had 2 midterms and I dont think I could have been more awake for them.

    Overall I'm liking these supps, Im still wary about the protein content of Torrent, since it makes me take in an extra meal. But the Pump and Intra-Aid are freakn awesome

  13. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Upped my water today, It helped alot. Im still using the Animal Pump minus the red pill, which my GF loves, and its treatn me awesome.

    Im updating this log late, but I had an early workout this morning. This combo of supps gave me energy for the rest of the day. Normally I'm so tired after my workouts I like to go home and sleep, but today I was alert and attentive for all my classes, I had 2 midterms and I dont think I could have been more awake for them.

    Overall I'm liking these supps, Im still wary about the protein content of Torrent, since it makes me take in an extra meal. But the Pump and Intra-Aid are freakn awesome
    send me your red pills

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Orangepeel View Post
    send me your red pills
    You can fight my GF for them

  15. There gonna be any before and after pics at the end of this log? With all these great supps there should be a noticable body compisition change.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Upped my water today, It helped alot. Im still using the Animal Pump minus the red pill, which my GF loves, and its treatn me awesome.

    Im updating this log late, but I had an early workout this morning. This combo of supps gave me energy for the rest of the day. Normally I'm so tired after my workouts I like to go home and sleep, but today I was alert and attentive for all my classes, I had 2 midterms and I dont think I could have been more awake for them.

    Overall I'm liking these supps, Im still wary about the protein content of Torrent, since it makes me take in an extra meal. But the Pump and Intra-Aid are freakn awesome

    If you are liking the energy without using the red stim pill that is awesome. Try it sometime with a morning workout

    As for the protein and the extra meal, that is the point bro. Torrent works well for a maintenance diet but is really best used during a bulk. During a bulk you WANT that extra meal.

    Plus did you read that thread I gave you? That 20 grams is not insufficiant for your needs post workout. There is science to it. U-rep spells it out pretty nice in that thread. If you find that you need more than what it is giving you then you are saying you need more than the likes of Evan Centopani http://www.davepalumbo.com/2007%20Ph...ages/evan6.jpg or any of the other large freaks who swear by the product as being just right.

    Not at all being a smart butt here my man. Just pointing out these things to sort of assure you that you're getting "what you need" in your Post-wo shake with the amount of Protein in the Torrent my friend. This topic has come up before for the very same reasons. It shows you put some good thought into your workout nutrition.

    Give it a good shake here and see how you do on it. I think your going to be happy with the results. If you really do still feel you need more then there is no harm in having another protein shake about 20 minutes later or so if you really don't want to throw down that next meal just yet.

    Hg

  17. Quote Originally Posted by JOHNJESSICA20 View Post
    There gonna be any before and after pics at the end of this log? With all these great supps there should be a noticable body compisition change.
    I just might put some up, I'm still like 15% BF right now so it wont be pretty, but lemme see what I can rassle up. I might just just take some now, save them till then end, then post some final pics at the same time.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hoomgar View Post
    If you are liking the energy without using the red stim pill that is awesome. Try it sometime with a morning workout

    Plus did you read that thread I gave you?
    I'll try the red before some cardio today, seems like it will be good stuff

    I read the Torrent articles, im just giving my opinion. This log is about honest feedback, not pandering too a certain audience. Those guys are paid to say they like the product, I'm not.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    I read the Torrent articles, im just giving my opinion. This log is about honest feedback, not pandering too a certain audience. Those guys are paid to say they like the product, I'm not.

    Touche' like I said man, I wan't being a butt at all, I was concerned it would read that way but I am only pointing out that the company has done their homework on this. Your opinion is wanted! Always. That's how we want it bro.

  19. No harm, no foul.

  20. Alright, I took a picture a little bit ago so we'll have a good before/after when this is all over with.....but you'll have to wait untill then too see it.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Alright, I took a picture a little bit ago so we'll have a good before/after when this is all over with.....but you'll have to wait untill then too see it.
    I have found pictures to be some of the best ways to gauge my progress.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    Upped my water today, It helped alot. Im still using the Animal Pump minus the red pill, which my GF loves, and its treatn me awesome.

    Im updating this log late, but I had an early workout this morning. This combo of supps gave me energy for the rest of the day. Normally I'm so tired after my workouts I like to go home and sleep, but today I was alert and attentive for all my classes, I had 2 midterms and I dont think I could have been more awake for them.

    Overall I'm liking these supps, Im still wary about the protein content of Torrent, since it makes me take in an extra meal. But the Pump and Intra-Aid are freakn awesome
    Torrent was not meant to be the be-all-end-all nutrition post-workout. Most of the fellas I know (including me) take Torrent, and after that, a whole food meal within an hour or two. Intra-Aid and Pump are addicting, but for diff reasons I think... Intra-Aid, def for the taste...

  23. [QUOTE=futurepilot;1598136]I just might put some up, I'm still like 15% BF right now so it wont be pretty, but lemme see what I can rassle up. I might just just take some now, save them till then end, then post some final pics at the same time.



    Sounds awesome dude,can't wait. I'm really considering adding this to my massive 3month bulk log.

    Oh yeah wheres my green...lol

  24. I've been sick the past few days; I'm feeling better, so I should be back in to the gym tomorrow. I'll update as soon as I get done with my next workout :dl:
  25. workout #3


    It's a great day today so I decided to do my workout outside. Me and the gf went to my schools soccer field and did some lunges. Now if your thinking; Lunges? Bodyweight only? That pussy must be crazy! why doesn't he do some squats? Try them and get back to me.

    We lunged the long side of the field then jogged the goal side, so on and so forth, for about an hour. Then we did some side too sides along the mid field line, and finished it off by walking backwards a few laps to help stretch the hips.

    My legs are just jello right now. I tried taking the red pill today before my workout and its great for cardio, still a little too much stims for me to use during anaerobic exercises like lifting weights. Intra-aid makes such a difference in stamina its unbelievable, its like night and day versus my old workouts. Torrent tastes soooo good, It's a great treat after a hard workout to have something that you actually want to drink.
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