Chemical Weapon Barrage! - Unleashing Muscle Pharm's "Hardcore" Stack!
- 10-27-2008, 12:17 AM
Chemical Weapon Barrage! - Unleashing Muscle Pharm's "Hardcore" Stack!
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 per day
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
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)
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: 1.5g ALCAR, 7.5g BCAAInitial Thoughts
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
IImmediately Post-WO: 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
Meal 4: 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”
45min Pre-Bed: 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.
Assault: 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, taurine, 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!
- 10-27-2008, 12:27 AM
10-27-2008, 01:14 AM
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10-27-2008, 01:41 AM
10-27-2008, 01:42 AM
But seriously, these products look awesome! I just read all the ingredient profiles. I'll definitely be keeping a close eye on their stuff.
10-27-2008, 01:42 AM
10-27-2008, 08:02 AM
And here is the shameless plug for this log:
Anyone that is enrolled in the mailing list just got a 50% discount on all MP stuff today that is good until the end of the week. If your not signed up and you would like the discount shoot me a pm ASAP!
Muscle Pharm Rep
10-27-2008, 11:55 AM
10-27-2008, 11:56 AM
10-27-2008, 12:01 PM
10-27-2008, 12:13 PM
10-27-2008, 12:50 PM
IN for a MP log.........
got my MP email yesterday........
Can you say Bulletproof BOGO?
Polishing off my Somnidren GH in a couple days........Lets see how MP compares to MST in the night time recovery arena.
Looks good on paper. Thats for sure.
Good luck OP.........
10-27-2008, 12:51 PM
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10-27-2008, 04:18 PM
10-27-2008, 05:51 PM
Great to see you all here Kristofer, Manimal and FOG. Thanks for joining in! Got back from the gym a little bit ago and I'm currently enjoying my post-wo meal.
I am feeling great! My normal routine is to workout, come home, eat and then take a good hour nap. I am usually just beat after lifting and there is nothing like sleep to aid with recovery. Today, however, I'm as chipper as can be. I still intend to take a nap at some point, because this program will be difficult and I want as much recovery as possible before tomorrow, but I am not so tired that bed is the only thing I can think about.
1/2hr prior to lifting, I took 1/2 serving of Assault and 1pack of Battle Fuel. Even at just the half dose of Assault, I had energy up the yin-yang and still do. I felt wide awake, aware and focused. I'll be sticking with 1/2scoop of Assault, as I find it more than sufficient to carry me through a session.
Also, I have to admit that aggression was definitely heightened: I had a very difficult time being civil to all the pussies around me. For this, however, I am unapologetic. If you're cheat curling with 95lb in the squat rack, I will hate you. This aggression however, was fantastic for pushing me from set to set - I wanted to lift more weight and get it done. This kept rest periods short and weight high. Battle Fuel did it's job.
Today's workout was the first heavy routine I've done in a week, as well as being the first for this program. Therefore, there was a certain amount of self evaluation - I started, generally, with weights I was comfortable with and increased from there. Movements with more than one weight indicates this.
My movements were:
All 4x6 supersets
ATG Squats: 315lb
w/BB Bent Rows: 205 (held in contracted position for 1sec)
DB Lunges: Set 1: 50lb DBs, Set 2: 60, Set 3: 65, Set 4: 65
w/Seated Shoulder Press: 70lb DBs, 80, 90, 90 (90 is a PR)
Narrow-Grip Incline Press: 185, 205, 215, 215
BB Calf-Raise: 375 (4sec eccentric w/4sec held at stretch point)
Cable Wrist Curl: 130 (2sec held contracted)
Squats were great - I was concerned that taking a week off of heavy lifting would hinder my progress, but my legs felt fantastic. ROM was as complete as it gets and I feel ready to increase that weight next week. The PR on Shoulder presses came as a total surprise and, honestly, 90 felt reasonable; I've been doing push-presses and arnold presses recently and apparently, they've progressed my shoulders much more than I realized.
One last note: Assault is THE BEST TASTING SUPPLEMENT I have ever tried. I have the arctic blue raspberry and it is just phenomenal. MP really hit a homerun in that regard.
10-27-2008, 05:53 PM
10-27-2008, 06:02 PM
I figure I owe it to MP to put as much detail as I can. I also feel I owe it to the forum - if this is as good a stack as it appears on paper, I want to spread the word. Or, if it's lacking in some way, I believe both MP and AM members will want to know about it.No thank you. For one hell of a detailed log thus far.
Keep up the good work.
10-27-2008, 06:04 PM
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10-27-2008, 06:27 PM
I like how you phase your carbohydrates out at the end of the day. I have been reading a TON of articles on what is a good breakfast and whatnot... I've been basing my breakfast off of good fats and protein in order to keep blood sugar stable. Carbs end up usually putting me to sleep anymore.
Freedom means nothing here.
10-27-2008, 06:44 PM
I would recommend using a whole scoop of the Assault for training days, just because some of the ingredients like the Beta Alanine and Suma are really going to make a difference at the full dosing.
Muscle Pharm Rep
10-27-2008, 07:05 PM
After working out you were mentally pumped, which is unusual for you. Resolve is usually beat physically and mentally after a workout to the point that when I ask him a question he's like, "Huhhhh?"
After today's workout he told me the whole molecular process that canola oil and white flour go through when being fried with shrimp and how your body processes it...about 5minutes of in depth explanation. This time I was like, "Huhhhh?"
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