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  1. THE PREWORKOUT ULTIMATUM - Sponsored Omega Sports Ultima Log



    The Preworkout Ultimatum:


    Ultima
    Codename: Thunder V2

    Custom from Omega Sports was generous enough to provide me a tub of Ultima; their caffeine-free pre-workout product.
    I am very grateful to Omega Sports, and am eager get this log rolling!

    Ultima has been receiving some very positive reviews, which can been seen here, as well as being very thoroughly logged by our own Steveoph, Iron Lungz and B5150.

    So, why was I added to the list of loggers? Because I have a very long, self-inflicted bad relationship with pre-workout stims and the numerous negative side-effects they can produce. So much so, that I have primarily ditched them, settled in on a nootropic blend of my own devise, and used that or something similar with maybe a cup of coffee pre-workout.

    I, however, have high hopes for Ultima Ė the uniqueness of itís formula and ingredients, itís suggested sublingual dosing, and itís lack of caffeine make it very promising for a ďpre-workout snobĒ such as myself.

    For a full write-up on Ultima and its contents, see this page.

    As each day proceeds, I will provide a review and explanation of my experiences with Ultima. I will relate any increases in performance, strength, energy, endurance and the overall sensation of what it is like to use this product.

    About Me:
    6í4Ē
    244lbs as of this morning
    BF% - I donít care so long as itís going down (11%?)
    Squat: 400x2
    Deadlift: 500x3
    Bench: 335x3
    (These PRs are from January, and I have gained strength since then, but have not again tested my maxes)

    I am currently Recomping Ė attempting to maintain weight, replacing fat with muscle. Progress is slow, but constant.

    I began lifting to gain size and strength in June 2006, weighing in at 180lb and about 10% BF. 60+ lb and almost 3years later, I feel Iíve made some tremendous strides, and have done so entirely naturally; I have never used anything more potent than T-911.

    Supplementation:

    Upon Waking: 5g BCAA, 2g Vitamin C, 700mg EGCG

    With Each Meal: 5g Leucine, 40mg active Forskolin, 4g Fish Oil and 1scoop TP Gemma Protein

    Pre-workout: ULTIMA sublingually, 15g EAA
    Intra-workout: Ultima aqueously + 50g CHO + 25g 4:1:1 BCAA
    Post-workout: 2.5C 1% Milk + 30g WPI

    Pre-Bed: 5g EAA or BCAA + 3 ZMA caps

    Diet:
    I am following an Intermittent Fasting Protocol wherein all my meals occur within an 8 hour window immediately surrounding my workouts. On lifting days, my intake is ~4200kcals, and ~1800-200kcals on recovery days. I typically begin eating around 11:30am, workout at 1pm and finish eating by 7:30pm.
    Yes, I realize this diet is unorthodox, but so am I. And, I have only gained strength while eating in this way and seem to be recomping as well, considering my pants are looser in the waist and tighter in the thighs, my shirts have not gotten looser in the chest or arms, and Iím down 2lb in ~2 weeks.

    Lifting Day Macronutrients:
    CHO PRO FAT
    Breakfast 150 100 25
    Post-w/o Meal 160 100 25
    2nd Post-w/o Meal 120 100 25


    Revovery Day Macronutrients:
    CHO PRO FAT
    Breakfast 15 85 25
    Meal 2 15 85 25
    Meal 3 15 85 25

    Training Regimen:

    I lift 4 days a week, with total body sessions each time. For this log, two lifts each day will emphasize strength, while the remainder of movements will focus on hypertrophy. Also, I will be shooting for a total number of reps at a given weight, rather than a specific set rep scheme. For example, tomorrow, for my first workout on Ultima, I will begin with Squats, aiming to do 24 total reps with ~6RM, for however many sets that requires. For Strength I will perform 24 total reps, for hypertrophy I will perform anywhere from 40 to 80, dependant upon the day and the movement in question.

    Typically, I perform:
    2 Lower Body Movements (3 including calves),
    1-2 Upper Body Pushes
    1-2 Upper Body Pulls
    2-3 Accessory Isolation Movements

    I will of course be tracking my number and progress with my workouts in this log. I also perform a minimum of 15min of moderate pace cardio following each lifting session, of whatever kind I choose.

    Tomorrowís the first workout! Thanks for reading along!
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

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  2. In.

    Have you noticed much from taking Leucine with meals?
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  3. Sub'd for sure! Good luck...

  4. Subbed R!!
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  5. About time you got yours Resolve
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  6. Subscribed!
    I love the smell of Ultima in the morning!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    In.

    Have you noticed much from taking Leucine with meals?
    I've noticed that it's a freaking lot cheaper than mega-dosing BCAAs and, so far, just as effective. I've been eating very little on recovery days and have not lost any muscle. Also, it seems to help a good deal with DOMS, but I'm not sure why.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdg487 View Post
    Sub'd for sure! Good luck...
    Welcome JD! Thanks for dropping in!

    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Subbed R!!
    AZ - it's great to have you sir! Your always a pleasure to have around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    About time you got yours Resolve
    I've had it for a couple of weeks, but had to wrap a couple of things up before I could start this. I just meant that I got to watch you and Iron log it and benefit from your experiences!

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lungz View Post
    Subscribed!
    I love the smell of Ultima in the morning!
    Nice - the Ranger has arrived!
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  8. checking in when i can

  9. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    checking in when i can
    No worries, man. Whenever you feel like stopping in, I'll be here/
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  10. Yay! I'm here!

  11. Now that you mentioned taking Leucine every day, I realized I haven't been taking BCAAs/EAAs on off days other than pre-bed...I may start having them in between all my meals. See what happens.

    5g of BC+EAA between each meal, 1 scoop of Purple Wrath pre-bed, and 20g of BCAAs intra-wo...Yaaaaaaaa.....I'll feel greeaaaaaaaaat...Yaaaaaaaa


  12. subbed good buddy
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  13. It must be nice, being an LG rep Irish - you get your BC+EAA free! I'm looking forward to that Kiwi Watermelon flavor coming up...

    Metroba - good to see you man; it'll be nice to have you following along.


    Something of note that I thought I'd point out: emblazoned large and proud across the side of the Ultima label is the GMP Seal. Good Manufacturing Practices pretty much is the symbol of quality and purity for laboratory manufactured products. You don't see it often on supplement packaging.

    Having worked in GMP certified labs, I know first-hand the ordeal it is to live up to their standards - it's a sign of Omega Sports' dedication to producing untainted products.
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  14. Anything being logged by an albino gorilla catches my interest.
    NSCA - CSCS

  15. Big man, let's do this. This sup looks pretty interesting to me.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Anything being logged by an albino gorilla catches my interest.
    Believe me, it's harder than you would think - my hands are too freaking big for the keyboard, and every 30 seconds I get this overwhelming urge to pound my chest and attack a weaker male.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    Big man, let's do this. This sup looks pretty interesting to me.
    Hey Emerge! Yup, Ultima has definitely got potential!
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  17. Well all right, Ladies! Lets go to work!


  18. Hi there.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by custom View Post
    Well all right, Ladies! Lets go to work!

    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain13 View Post
    Hi there.
    Well, now this log's official! Welcome guys.
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  20. kill this thing resolve!..good luck!
    slick.
    board supporter

  21. Quote Originally Posted by custom View Post
    Well all right, Ladies! Lets go to work!

    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain13 View Post
    Hi there.
    I'm really glad to see you guys on the forum again, pumping out some new products! I admit, I haven't used a lot of your stuff, but I've always loved what you've put out! I'll have to give Ultima a try sometime. Rave-reviews, for sure!

  22. I apologize ahead of time of I looked passed this but how much is this gonna run for?
    Body Performance Solutions
    Home: http://bpsnutrition.net/
    Facebook: @Body Performance Solutions
  23. DAY 1


    Quote Originally Posted by bslick69b View Post
    kill this thing resolve!..good luck!
    slick.
    Hey slick. I'll do my best to leave it cold and lifeless!

    Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    I apologize ahead of time of I looked passed this but how much is this gonna run for?
    The Beta on Omega's Website is currently running for $50, but there's an Ultima/One Stack they've got going for $60, IIRC. Additionally, that price should drop one it's hits NP.

    Alright, my first day of Ultima, here we go...

    ULTIMA - INITIAL IMPRESSION:
    I dosed 1/4 scoop sublingually approx. 35min before lifting. I did not enjoy it. The taste of the powder dry was bizarre and too potent and took a freaking long time to dissolve. I was walking around with my face twisted up for a good 5min before it all dissipated. That, however, is something I can live with - taste and enjoyability are secondary to performance.

    And, in terms of performance, I was satisfied. Not overly impressed, but Ultima definitely did it's job. About 10min after the sublingual dose, I began to feel more alert and focused - sure signs that the nootropics had kicked in.
    No BA parasthesia, which doesn't really mean anything - I just though I'd mention it.

    Had another 1/2 scoop intra-workout, along with my BCAAs. While lifting, I made some good progress in several lifts, cranking more reps with less effort than I anticipated. In particular, it was my curls and my narrow grip bench that felt much more tolerable, despite using large (for me) loads.
    Also of note is that my front squats felt a little sub-par. I don't know if Ultima just hadn't quite kicked in enough yet, or what, but I had some real difficulty forcing myself all the way to the floor on my last couple of sets for those.

    However, more noticeable than the increased muscular stamina in some lifts was the neural endurance. My CNS simply refused to become fatigued today - my rest periods were, by and large, short; but my response time, mind-muscle connection and concentration did not wane despite the constant activity.


    Today's Workout: Strength - 24reps 6RM Hypertrophy: 40reps 11RM All Supersets

    Heels Elevated Front Squats: 295lb x5 x5 x4 x4 x3 x3
    Unilateral Seated Rows: 105 x9 x9 x8 x7 x7

    Narrow Grip Decline Bench: 275 x5 x5 x5 x5 x4
    Unilateral Upright Rows: 80lb DBs x8 x8 x8 x6 x5 x5

    Seated Calf Raises: 235lb for 5x8
    Push-Ups: 5x8 w/5sec Static Holds at stretch point

    Unilateral Cable Curls: 80 x9 x9 x8 x8 x6
    Speed Lunges: BW for 4x20 per leg

    In all honesty, I believe I can consolidate this workout a bit next week - the upright rows and push-ups felt extraneous. I believe next week I shall sub in DB Inc Press, that should suffice for shoulders and chest, and cut down a little on time as well. Today's workout took about 1hr 5min, which is a bit longer than I would have liked - oh well, always room for improvement.

    I was asked by two guys whether I play football, the looks on their faces when I told them I wouldn't know what to do with a football were priceless. Still, I take their comments as compliments. One of these guys was freaking huge, and easily into his 50s - the kinda guy that definitely looks like he's run some serious cycles. So, for him to tell me I'm "solid" and "big" was quite encouraging!
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  24. I'm definitely liking those uni seated rows. I'm ALL about the unilateral work. For the uprights, did you do them narrowly or more wide?

    This product is a creatine, right?

  25. I'm all about short workouts, too. I love getting in there and being out within 45mins, while at the same time feeling pumped and accomplished. I did forty sets today in just under an hour, and last week on arm day, I did forty sets in about 40 minutes. THAT was a great workout!

    I get those football questions, as well. I had a big powerlifter ask me if I played sports or anything when I was deadlifting on a box (to get a longer stretch) and he was shocked when I told him lifting was just a hobby for me. He said, "I rarely see people deadlift, let alone on a box!"

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Emerge View Post
    I'm definitely liking those uni seated rows. I'm ALL about the unilateral work. For the uprights, did you do them narrowly or more wide?

    This product is a creatine, right?
    Yeah, it's a creatine - it has Potassium Creatine Chelate and Sodium Creatine Chelate; novel compounds that, on the theorhetical level, I like a lot. Na+ helps with the absorption of Creatine, and chelates are usually pretty bioavailable, so that combo, in theory, should be good. It's also nice just for the extra electrolytes.

    You were actually the inspiration for the uni rows dude! You're uni pulldowns got me thinking and I gave the rows a try and they rock! Better ROM and control than DB rows, IMO - plus I can hit my left side a bit harder as it seems to be lagging a little bit back there. So thanks man!

    Oh, and the Uprights were pulled wide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cannon View Post
    I'm all about short workouts, too. I love getting in there and being out within 45mins, while at the same time feeling pumped and accomplished. I did forty sets today in just under an hour, and last week on arm day, I did forty sets in about 40 minutes. THAT was a great workout!

    I get those football questions, as well. I had a big powerlifter ask me if I played sports or anything when I was deadlifting on a box (to get a longer stretch) and he was shocked when I told him lifting was just a hobby for me. He said, "I rarely see people deadlift, let alone on a box!"
    I tried Gironda Workouts for a couple of weeks - 40+ sets in 40min, like you're talking about, except as a full body routine. Crazy pumps!!!! But the weight I could move was very low, and at the end of the day, I just didn't feel as worked.

    I tell people lifting is my hobby and they typically are like "why?"
    I also get a lot of guys asking me if I'm a powerlifter, because I'll perform reps of 3 or 2 and sometimes even do singles; but when I try to explain the concepts behind myofibrillar hypertrophy, their eyes just kind of glaze over...


    COUPLE OF THINGS I FORGOT TO MENTION:
    During my workout, I found thirst to be extremely high. I drained my 1.8L intra-workout shake and filled it almost half way again!
    Also, I had NO STOMACH TROUBLE AT ALL! Only one other pre-workout product has ever been so good to me: Eclipse Nutrition's Combustion, but that's not even on the market yet. It was awesome to have no debilitating side-effects while lifting.
    Bulk Performance Solutions
    --No Proprietary Blends, All Performance--

    ***NOW @ NP***

  27. Glad I subtly lead you to some sexyness.

  28. In for the Ultima experience..

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Yeah, it's a creatine - it has Potassium Creatine Chelate and Sodium Creatine Chelate; novel compounds that, on the theorhetical level, I like a lot. Na+ helps with the absorption of Creatine, and chelates are usually pretty bioavailable, so that combo, in theory, should be good. It's also nice just for the extra electrolytes.

    You were actually the inspiration for the uni rows dude! You're uni pulldowns got me thinking and I gave the rows a try and they rock! Better ROM and control than DB rows, IMO - plus I can hit my left side a bit harder as it seems to be lagging a little bit back there. So thanks man!

    Oh, and the Uprights were pulled wide.



    I tried Gironda Workouts for a couple of weeks - 40+ sets in 40min, like you're talking about, except as a full body routine. Crazy pumps!!!! But the weight I could move was very low, and at the end of the day, I just didn't feel as worked.

    I tell people lifting is my hobby and they typically are like "why?"
    I also get a lot of guys asking me if I'm a powerlifter, because I'll perform reps of 3 or 2 and sometimes even do singles; but when I try to explain the concepts behind myofibrillar hypertrophy, their eyes just kind of glaze over...


    COUPLE OF THINGS I FORGOT TO MENTION:
    During my workout, I found thirst to be extremely high. I drained my 1.8L intra-workout shake and filled it almost half way again!
    Also, I had NO STOMACH TROUBLE AT ALL! Only one other pre-workout product has ever been so good to me: Eclipse Nutrition's Combustion, but that's not even on the market yet. It was awesome to have no debilitating side-effects while lifting.
    Good to hear its sitting easy with you. Also could you elaborate on "the concepts behind myofibrillar hypertrophy"?

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