Seeing the forrest and the trees, "The Big Picture Stack"
- 10-07-2008, 10:30 AM
Seeing the forrest and the trees, "The Big Picture Stack"
I was the recipient of "The Big Picture Stack" from Animal/Universal. It includes Animal Pump, Intra-Aid, And Torrent. Let the games begin
09:00 Breakfast: 1 cup ezekial cereal, 50g protein shake
12:00 Lunch: 50g protein (meat), cup of vegetables
15:00 Pre-Workout: Animal Pump, 50g protein shake
15:30 Workout: Intra-Aid
17:00 Post-Workout: Torrent
18:00 Dinner: 50g protein (meat), cup of vegetables
21:00 Before bed: 50 protein (meat)
Fish Oil: 10g
Suspending all other supps for duration of stack.
#1: Chest/ Shoulders (side) /Triceps
#2: Back/ Shoulders (rear) /Biceps
#3: Legs/ Abs
+In addition I will be doing cardio whenever I can, since I wont be supplementing with any of these products before/during/after cardio I wont be specifically logging those sessions. If anyone has any Q's regarding about my cardio ask away
I will be reviewing "The Big Picture Stack" based on how these supps affect me vs. past experince with similar products. I have tried a few different pre-workout supps, and I have a usual post-workout shake that I take. As far as during-workout (intra-aid), I will report on stamina and/or recovery.
If anyone would like to know anything else, feel free to ask.
- 10-07-2008, 10:30 AM
Animal Pump: Im not normally sensitive too stims but including the red pill into my leg day workout was too much for me. On normal workout days it was perfect though. Overall it gave me a better pump than shotgun, or no-xplode. Being that its a packet of pills it didnt give me any of the stomach issues associated with those products either. I would definitly buy Animal pump again, its a solid product, and comparable in price to other NO supps.
Intra-Aid: I enjoyed this product the most of everything I tried. It gave me alot more endurance in the gym. It also helped me leave the gym with more energy than when I went in. Instead of being totally drained, I was able to function the rest of the day, which is great as a full time student and pilot. I have already purchased another tub of Intra-Aid, and I'm sure it will be as good as the last
Torrent: I had the green apple flavoring and I honestly think this Is the best tasting protein powder I've ever had. The only drawback for me was the relatively high amount of sugar, 26 grams. And the high price tag, $55.99. I dont think on a student budget I could afford it on a regular basis. Aside from that, it is a solid product, and a great post workout aide for someone on a bulk, with more money than me
*First pic me at 260, fat slob. Second pic, 245, a little less slob, but still 16%+bf. Both pics I have 18 inch arms, 28 inch legs. So I was able to maintain, or increase my LBM, while at the same time shedding fat.
- 10-07-2008, 11:14 AM
Today went great, I think the stims in Animal Pump may be too much for me, for my #2 I'll leave out the red pill, then put it back in for #3 and compare how i feel. the pumps from that stuff are insane though, Im still jacked up now, almost an hour later.
Intra-aid was great, the blue raspberry isnt as good tasting as the torrent, but Ill tell you what, It had me grinding out reps like there was no tomorrow. I would have gone longer than an hour but I cant get myself too sore, with flying and everything. It was the kind of workout where you just gain energy with every set, I was actually more energized when i left than when i got there.
The torrent, as I mentioned earlier tastes awesome! It's green apple avalanche. i cant really comment on any specific effects, as this is my first time using it, and when you get down too it its only a protein/carb shake, but the ingredient profile its amazing. It's got a great blend of 3 different creatines, leucine, and other goodies. Im used too taking in more protein with my after workout shake too, it only has 20g of protein, but we'll see how this treats me
10-07-2008, 11:18 AM
I am definitely in for the ride on the Big Picture stack. Can't wait to see your progress. Looks good F!
10-07-2008, 11:23 AM
Do it up man! I'm subbed bro.
10-07-2008, 02:57 PM
10-08-2008, 08:57 PM
Awesome back workout today. I took the Animal Pump without the red pill, and I got rock hard pumps without being so cracked out I couldnt concentrate, I gave the red pill to my GF, she does HIIT with me at the gym.
The Intra-Aid is freakn cool, My whole back is still tingling, I just got back from the gym 30-45mn ago, im guessing its due too the beta-alanine in it. But whatever it is I enjoy it. the blue raspberry tastes better today too, I think my shaker cup wasnt washed out enough when i made my Intra-aid shake yesterday.
Torrent still tastes amazing, like jolly rancher/now and later, I love it.
10-08-2008, 10:28 PM
I was listening to this as I pounded through some 100lb DB rows.
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwD5Jk7fJb4"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
10-09-2008, 08:49 AM
10-09-2008, 08:59 AM
this stack looks real nice i was hoping to win but congrats again and the log layout and everything looks good so far.
Only thing i noticed it seems you take in a really small amount of carbs is this because you are an Endomorph or just trying to cut? Was curious how the ratios breakdown...
10-09-2008, 11:02 AM
10-09-2008, 11:11 AM
10-09-2008, 12:25 PM
I've going too start doing some cardio on my off days, I've found that a seperate day for cardio works the best for me.
As far as macros, basically 250g of protein, 100g or so carbs, moderate amount of fat, nothing too strict right now, as it gets closer to the Dec im going to get real tight about my exact macro intake.
10-09-2008, 12:53 PM
10-09-2008, 02:25 PM
10-10-2008, 01:04 PM
10-10-2008, 01:06 PM
10-10-2008, 01:53 PM
10-10-2008, 03:00 PM
looking forward to your opinions on the pump, since I got the ST, although, I'm very satisfied with the ST, it seems working very well!
Oh and the torrent taste is crazy huh? I have like 4.5lbs of WMS from TrueProtein I bought like a year ago, usually I would eat sh*t if it made me grow (not really but you get the point) but I just couldn't handle the nasty taste/texture of WMS, by far the most disgusting supp I have ever used. I dunno how torrent can have WMS in it and taste sooooo good?!?!?!?
10-10-2008, 03:09 PM
10-10-2008, 04:24 PM
10-10-2008, 04:34 PM
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?
10-11-2008, 08:22 AM
just have a meal 45min later
10-11-2008, 11:37 AM
10-11-2008, 11:38 AM
X2 - I've been doing a full meal 45Min. after the torrent. The 20G of protein comes from a hydrolized whey source, very high quality, super expensive, and very fast digesting.
10-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Do you guys normally only have 20g of protein after workouts?
10-11-2008, 06:48 PM
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.
Hope that helps man.
10-11-2008, 07:06 PM
10-11-2008, 07:18 PM
10-12-2008, 09:29 AM
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.
10-13-2008, 01:27 PM
I do DB squats sometimes to. It's serious stuff. It will hit you hard just like doing heavy DB lunges.
10-13-2008, 02:46 PM
10-13-2008, 10:32 PM
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.
10-14-2008, 11:45 AM
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.
10-14-2008, 12:33 PM
10-15-2008, 08:37 AM
10-15-2008, 08:35 PM
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
10-15-2008, 09:49 PM
10-15-2008, 10:47 PM
10-16-2008, 09:40 AM
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.
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