Chemical Weapon Barrage "Armed to the Teeth with Assault, Battle Fuel, and Bullet Proof"
Some considered alternative names for this log:
High Caliber High Frequency
A Norseman’s GYM-RAID!
"Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?"
This log will detail the effects of Muscle Pharm’s “Hardcore” Stack
on strength, hypertrophy, and recovery. In-depth details of the products may be found here: Assault Battle Fuel Bullet Proof
I am extremely grateful to Muscle Pharm for their confidence in and generosity to me, and in particular Pmiller and PistonPump
Over approximately the next two months I will undergo the most demanding, rigorous training regimen to which I have ever aspired. Beginning with four total-body workouts per week, I will gradually further increase frequency by splitting these workouts in two. When all is said and done, I will be doing two-a-days four times per week.
The supplements I have been given will stack phenomenally with the rest of my regimen, I believe, to increase my performance and further my goals. Indeed, I would not have chosen so demanding a routine if I did not have complete confidence in their capacities.
That being said, supplements are the icing on the cake, as we all know, and my diet will be as sharp and exact as I can make it. I am currently using a carb-cycling diet and enjoying it immensely – it will continue to form the core of my daily nutrition. Generally, my diet will consist of: 2 “high” carb days, 2 “moderate” carb days, and 3 “low” carb days. Low days are recovery days.
Workouts will be performed 2on, 1off, 2on, 2off, with Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday being lifting days. Other Supplementation will include:
10-20g Fish Oil
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
NP’s EGCG ZMA
(on recovery days)
Juice Plus (I am unsold on this product regarding it’s efficacy, however, it was given to me, and any additional antioxidant support I can get is most welcome)
Personal Information: Sex:
237lbs Current PRs:
Squat – 315x3x8, Incline Press – 255x6x6, Deadlift – 415x8x3 Current Musical Preferences:
CCR’s Born on the Bayou, Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana, Metallica’s The Thing That Should Not Be (with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, Elton John’s Funeral for a Friend. Current TV Favorites:
Arrested Development, The first 5 or so seasons of The Simpsons, The Tick! (I don’t watch much TV…)
1. Increase the intensity and frequency of training to strip the fat I’ve accumulated over the last several months and simultaneously stimulate some hypertrophy.
2. Bring up my lagging forearms and calves into better proportion with the rest of my physique.
3. Progress my squat towards sets with 400lbs, with bottom position past-parallel. Example Diet and Supplementation for a Training Day:
Upon Waking:Initial Thoughts
1.5g ALCAR, 7.5g BCAA Meal 1:
1Cup (cooked) Oat Groats and Barley Porridge, 1C Whole Milk, ½C Blueberries, Cinnamon, 40g Whey Protein Blend
, Large Cup of Coffee, 4g Fish Oil Pre-Workout:
2g Vit C, 700mg EGCG, ½ scoop ASSAULT, 1pack BATTLE FUEL Peri-WO:
1serving Essentials, 7.5gBCAA, 18g Maltodextrin
, 18g Dextrose
15g BCAA, 2g VitC
[COLOR="Red"]1/2hr Post-WO:/COLOR] 50g Whey Isolate, 36g Dex, 36g Malto, 1Cup steamed rice Meal 2:
Oatmeal or Sweet Potatoes or Whole Wheat Pasta (~70g Carbs), 50g protein from either chicken breast or lean beef, ½ Organic Grapefruit, Green Salad (usually kale, spinach, chard or a combination of these) with oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil and raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar,
1 1/2hr later: 1.5g ALCAR Meal 3:
4 Poached eggs, 20g Prot from Chicken or Beef, Veggies of choice with 2tsp Virgin Olive Oil, 4g Fish Oil
50g Whey Isolate, 2Tbsp Ground Flax Seed, 2Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter, Snackable Veggies (Jicama, Carrots, Celery, etc.) Meal 5:
50g Protein from Chicken or Beef, 4oz Avocado, Green Salad, Mashed Cauliflower “Faux-tatoes”
½ scoop BULLET PROOF Immediately Before Bed: Meal 6:
50g Milk Protein Isolate, 3Tbsp Coconut, 2Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter, 4g Fish Oil
Note: when I say veggies – I mean VEGGIES! I consciously make an effort to eat as many servings of fibrous produce as I can, to ingest as many beneficial phytonutrients as possible.
Have you seen the ingredient profiles for the MP “Arsenal”? They are about as comprehensive as it gets. I have greatly anticipated using any of them, so to use all three in conjunction is amazing.
My standard pre-workout “supplementation” is a cup of black coffee and some antioxidants, so Assault is a massive change. It contains a great blend of various creatines, beta-alanine
, citrulline malate
, tyrosine, electrolytes, vitamins and other goodies. Now, energy and stamina in the gym can make or break you, so Assault’s efficacy will play a large part in my gym sessions. Battle Fuel:
What guy doesn’t want his body pumping full of more testosterone? I’ve typically relied on healthy diet and heavy weights to raise my T levels, maybe with a little bit of Forskolin here and there. For me, Battle Fuel is a venture into new territory, an exciting and drastically different supplement than anything I’ve taken before. Bullet Proof:
Bullet Proof is the Muscle Pharm product that first caught my eye, and that continues to be my favorite of the lot (at least by formulation and purpose). A combination of sleep aids, GH promoters and amino acids, Bullet Proof is unlike anything else I’ve encountered on the market. If I could get only one MP product, without having tried them, I’d go with Bullet Proof, simply because of its uniqueness.
The program begins promptly tomorrow morning. I workout in the mornings, I will post them in the afternoon or evening, relating my endurance
, aggression, mental stamina, strength, etc. For Bullet Proof I will relate sleep duration, dreams, and any grogginess the morning after. Pictures will be posted sometime this week. When changes or additions are made to anything, I will report it here. Thanks for reading along!