AE's Gaining Gold and Keeping the Joints working (sponsored)
- 04-24-2009, 04:38 PM
AE's Gaining Gold and Keeping the Joints working (sponsored)
Let me first thank RR and Controlled Labs as well as CC and Forged for this opportunity. What a wonderful day it has been. I returned home from work getting ready to change and head to the gym, and I was greeted with 2 packages from my friend the UPS man. 1 CL's golden gains and one joint supplement by forged. It is friggin Christmas.
Here is a bit about me:
33 years old, 6' 208lbs. Been on a lean bulk the last month and a half, and up about 7-9lbs depending on the water
Current supplements (changed a bit recently for $$$ reasons):
ATW WPI CPBC
Bulk Fish Oil
About 3 weeks ago, decided I wanted to go back to powerlifting and am scheduled to compete again in October, so I changed the split a great deal, and have seen phenomenal results thus far.
Sunday: Heavy chest/Tri's
Wednesday: Upper Chest
Thursday: Back (focus on deads)
Also, 7 days a week I am at the gym very early in the am (prior to 5am) for cardio. Right now it has been approximately 40 minutes of reclined bike as the treadmill has screwed up an already bad ankle.
So here is how today went
Seated Military press (10 sets) 255lbs 2 reps
BTN press (2 sets) 175lbs 5 reps
Reverse peck deck (12 sets) 3 giant sets 4 weights each 90,75,60,45lbs
BTB BB shrugs (8 sets) 405lbs 5 reps
Incline Bench leaning laterals (5 sets) 20lbs
Half way through the workout I started drinking the GG. Interesting flavor, not so much Apple Pie IMO, more fruity. Taste is fine, and mixes fairly easily. The only issue from day 1 was you can tell that there is an oat content. It was a tad grainy, however, if you have ever used oats, than no real surprises there.
Really looking forward to seeing how both of these together work in. Tomorrow with legs will be an interesting challenge. Will be posting pics in a few minutes as well, as I am curious how this works with the lean bulk.
- 04-24-2009, 04:42 PM
04-24-2009, 05:26 PM
04-25-2009, 09:44 AM
Just an update from the morning. Hit the bike at an incline of 6% for 40 minutes. Feels much better on the bike than treadmill, as it allows me to walk without a limp afterward. Will be heading back this afternoon for legs
04-25-2009, 10:15 PM
A bit late of a response but here was leg day
Back Squats 10 sets: 2 sets @ 315
Front Squats 5 sets: 155lbs
Leg Press 5 sets: 495lbs
Seated calf raises 7 sets: 2 45's 25 reps per set
Standing calf raises 10 sets: 110, 80, 50lbs in giant set form
Felt good, and started with the Golden Gains 3/4 way through the workout. Felt good and not as fatigued
04-26-2009, 12:17 PM
04-26-2009, 04:26 PM
04-26-2009, 04:50 PM
thanks man, and thanks for the GG.
HEre was todays Chest/Tris day
Flat BP (10 sets) 335lbs 2 reps
Incline BP (5 sets) 295lbs 2 reps
Floor Press (8 sets) 300lbs 1 rep (i was dying at this point)
Reverse grip 2 hand pulldowns (5 sets) 110lbs
2arm db extensions (5 sets) 85lbs
CG BP (5 sets) 255lbs 3 reps
I actually used a sample of BSN's volumaize intra workout, which pushed the GG totally post. Saw nothing from volumaize btw.
Ankle is still struggling, however tenderness in my right elbowis not as bad so maybe the Forged is working. Also, on the GG front, my recovery seems pretty good, not sore from leg day at all
04-26-2009, 06:51 PM
man I wish my GG came already! I am so excited to try it. I love apple pie flavored stuff!
Mesomorph | Hemavo2 | Endurance | 100% Whey Protean | REM 8.0
04-26-2009, 09:03 PM
04-27-2009, 06:59 PM
ok, somewhat abbreviated today as had meetings after work which just suck
hit the bike for 40 minutes early this am, god mondy mornings suck
got back to the gym around 4:30 for back
BB Rows (8 sets) 245lbs 5 reps
Wide grip chins (5 sets) bw
HS tbar rows (6 sets) 3 45's
BTN NG pulldowns (5 sets) 195lbs
Hyperextensions (5 sets) 45lbs plate
Felt good, however here in Pa we are hitting 92 degrees, and the gym didnt have the air on. Whoa!!!
Overall feeling pretty good. No major joint issues, although my ankle certainly likes to let me know it is there.
In terms of GG, started drinking 3/4 of the way through the workout, and felt good with it. The flavor is starting to work for me now. Not gonna lie, the first day the flavor was a tad disappointing.
04-28-2009, 03:35 PM
04-28-2009, 05:05 PM
04-28-2009, 05:13 PM
04-28-2009, 05:15 PM
Thanks man. I actually got stopped at walmart while out with my daughter about my traps. Guy wanted a break down of all the exercises I do.
04-29-2009, 09:45 AM
Just a little aside, it has been 5 days with GG and I am noticing some stomach discomfort, and greater frequency running to the toilet. In fact, just had to (and I mean had to) use immodium. Might be the Concentrate.
04-29-2009, 03:22 PM
Chest and Bi's
Had a ral nice workout today, coupled with a little incline pr
Incline BP (10 sets) 315lbs 3 reps
Flat BP (8 sets) 315lbs 2 reps (I was spent)
Incline flys (5 sets) 75lbs
Hammer curls (5 sets) 55lbs
BB curls (5 sets) 115lbs
Hero curls (5 sets) 60lbs
Felt very good. In terms of joint issues, feel great outside of the ankle, which is still tender and a tad unreliable. Drank GG totally post workout. All things are a go there, if I could just get my stomach to tolerate it
04-30-2009, 04:50 PM
Just got back from a a back workout where I should have gotten a DL pr but lost focus and blew it
DL (10 sets) missed 450 2x however blew up 425 for an easy 2
Weighted chins (5 sets) 35-45lbs
1arm cable rows (5 sets) 100lbs
BTN pull downs (5 sets) 190lbs
2arm seated cable rows (5 sets) 225lbs
Felt great, just lost focus, also forgot my ipod as I was rushing from a meeting at work and it totally threw me off. Son of a @#$%^
Feel great otherwise, still slight stomach discomfort from GG, however immodium is a sweet thing
05-01-2009, 04:51 PM
Had a great shoulder workout.
Seated MP (10 sets) 255lbs 2 reps
BTN PRess (5 sets) 175lbs 5 reps
BTB BB Shrugs (8 sets) 405lbs 8 reps
Reverse Peck deck (8 sets) 90-45lbs
Side cable laterals (5 sets) 40lbs
Felt great, really never got tired and stayed strong pretty much throughout.
Joints feel great!!
05-02-2009, 02:26 PM
Damn do I hate leg day, but feeling good afterward. It seems that 1. squatting in my wrestling shoes seemed to give more support, 2. the joint support is qorking well, and 3. my ankle as a result of the previous 2 seems to be better (somewhat)
Back squats (10 sets) 365lbs 3 reps (deep ones)
Front Squats (5 sets) 175lbs 5 reps
Leg press (5 sets) 495lbs
Stiff leg DL (5 sets) 185lbs
Seated leg curls (5 sets) 130lbs (favorite ham exercise)
Seated calf raises (5 sets)
Leg press machine calf ext. (5 sets) 495lbs
Felt strong throughout. Am sipping GG right now. I have noticed that I am staying fairly strong throughout the workouts, not fatiguing as easily.
05-03-2009, 02:29 PM
got back from chest day, got fatigued early in the workout which is not typical for me
Flat BP (10 sets) 355 2 reps (struggled)
Incline BP (8 sets) 305 2 reps
Floor Press (8 sets) 275 5 reps
Close grip BP (5 sets) 225lbs 10 reps
2arm reverse pulldowns (5 sets) 120lbs
2arm db extensions (5 sets) 90lbs
I am completely wiped out, in fact, I feel like I could take a nap. Put up decent #'s, however not too sure if fatigue was holding me back (most likely)
05-04-2009, 06:25 AM
05-04-2009, 06:38 AM
05-04-2009, 07:38 AM
05-04-2009, 05:35 PM
thanks SS, seems to be holding better now. Just might have taken my body some time to adjust
Here is my back workout from today.
Weighted chins (5 sets) 45lbs
Barn doors (5 sets) 110lbs
Rack pulls (6 sets) 515lbs
BB Rows (5 sets) 225lbs
Front pulldowns (5 sets) 240lbs
Felt good, very strong (for me). All things moving along nicely. As requested by RR, sipping my GG right now
05-06-2009, 05:57 AM
alright, just a quick update. I was finally able to get on the treadmill this am, as my ankle has felt much, much better. Did 36 minutes at 15% incline and 4.5mph. A nice rapid walk, which gave a good sweat. Joint support, I love you
Regarding GG, I have 3 more days left, after which I will put up a final, in depth review of the product.
Will post again after upper chest today
05-06-2009, 06:10 AM
05-06-2009, 05:02 PM
Ok just got back a bit ago from chest and bi's. Feeling good but tired.
Incline BP (10 sets) 325lbs 2 reps
Flat BP (5 sets) 315lbs 4 reps
Leaning BW dips (5 sets)
BB Curls (5 sets) 115lbs 6 reps
Hammer curls (5 sets) 55lbs
Machine preacher hammers (5 sets) 120lbs
Felt good and strong, and was thrilled with 325 on the incline, that is huge for me.
The GGS was sipped post workout, and what looks like 2 more days left.
05-06-2009, 08:05 PM
05-06-2009, 08:21 PM
thanks man, I was thrilled. the only thing that sucks is that my flat is not very far ahead of my incline, I just always feel more comfortable on the incline, and my competition in october doesnt ask for incline, damn it
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