My GAINS will be GOLDEN (Sponsered Log)
- 04-28-2009, 10:41 AM
My GAINS will be GOLDEN (Sponsered Log)
Want to give a big thank you to Controlled Labs for letting me log this new product Golden Gains.
I'll be using this as the label directs for PWO, which will be replacing my current PWO shake of: 1% chocolate milk, 1 scoop whey protein, 1 scoop WMS.
I've had great success with the above mentioned shake so I cant wait to compare Golden Gains to it.
I'm very impressed with the macronutrient breakdown and ingredients in CL's new product, specifically the fruits and veggie complex.
I will be starting this log on Thursday (4/30) as I received the Golden Gains yesterday in the mail, and had already mixed up a batch of my current PWO shake.
First initial impression of the product is that it smells FANTASTIC. I enjoyed the flavor of Golden Finish, and the new flavor of Golden Gains is supposed to trump the GF flavor, so I cant wait.
I will be giving feedback on recovery, taste, mixability, digestability (bloat etc..) on a 1-10 scale.
- 04-28-2009, 10:42 AM
Well, what can I say. Golden Gains is superb at totally wiping DOMS completely off the grid. As far as gains go, I stayed the same weight with the diet I had, which I am simply maintaining now to let my body adjust to weight I've put on this year, before going back to bulking.
Taste of GGS is great, it is very easily mixed, and the profile looks nothing short of stellar. I'm digging the fruits and veggies in it, since I really dont get much of those in anyways.
This stuff is top notch if you are looking at maximizing your training, because you can train more throughout the week (just be careful of overtraining) since you have literally no DOMS at all.
I applaud Controlled Labs for coming out with a standout product and think more people need to take a good hard look at this product to add into their supplement arsenal. You wont be disappointed.
Now off to NP to order up some more GGS!
04-28-2009, 10:49 AM
it is a solid supp, been using it since friday, soley as a post workout. Taste might take some time to get used to
04-28-2009, 10:52 AM
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04-29-2009, 02:43 PM
most people on the other board are loving the taste, so I bet you will like it too
04-30-2009, 08:54 AM
less water is best-for me 12oz per 2 scoops worked real well. getting a nice boost after drinking.
GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY!!!
04-30-2009, 01:25 PM
I will be doing an upper body routine today since it is a short week for me. I will do 2 exercises per upper body part consisting of chest, delts, tris, bis, and back
Weight today is 240lbs
I have 2 scoops of GG ready to go in my Blender Bottle which I will consume immediately post workout, mixed with water.
04-30-2009, 04:48 PM
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05-01-2009, 09:01 AM
So yesterday was the first day of Golden Gains PWO. I need to drink more water as I was cramping up really bad during my workouts. My chest would cramp, back etc.. I think it is due to it being very humid now and sweating tons more. Other than that, the workout went well.
Mixed in about 14oz of water into my 2 scoops of GG. It mixes very well with a few shakes in the blender bottle.
Recovery: too soon to grade
Taste: 8/10 The taste is very good, tastes like pie crust with a hint of apple
Mixability: 8/10 It mixes very well, no clumping, but my ultimate comparison on mixability is EAS's protein, it mixes up better than anything, hence the 8/10 score.
Digestability: 9/10 so far. Had no bloat or gas issues, will continue to monitor.
05-01-2009, 09:07 AM
So far, so good!
Reminds me of apple pies from macdonalds if you've had those as a kid
albeit much healthier
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05-05-2009, 08:05 AM
Hit up legs yesterday, really killed it on every exercise. Smith Machine Squats, Hack Squats, Glute Ham Raises, Leg Curls (with a twist, had my friend pull against me the entire time so I had a constant strain against me), calf raises, and occlusive leg extensions.
After the workout I drank the GG and I feel no DOMS today. That is very very odd because normally I have pretty significant DOMS after a day like that. So far, this is really shown to be a really good product. I've only taken 2 shakes so far, but the taste is excellent (it keeps growing on me) and after today waking up and not feeling DOMS it gets 2 thumbs up so far!
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05-06-2009, 08:11 AM
Did back yesterday, felt great and the big news is the 475lb deadlift. After the workout I pounded down the GG and then went outside to help critique my workout partner form on flipping the tire. He was having trouble getting it, so I step in to show him how, but forget to put my lifting belt on (big mistake) halfway through lifting it up, I tweak my spinal erector on my right side in my back. I drop to the ground and know I screwed up really bad. Today my back is sore as hell, not from working out, but from pulling something in my lower back. It is hard to even sit, and sleeping was almost non existant last night. I am taking some darvocet and percoset pain pills just to get me through work, but they are not doing much. Today is an off day (Thank God) and I'm hoping by tomorrow my back will be better, however at this point, it is painful to even sit here and type. What was the lessen learned here.. dont flip a 900lb tire without a lifting belt. I've done it once before without a belt, but it isnt something I do regularly for fear of an incident like this.. This will not happen again I know that much.
05-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Hit the gym yesterday even though I could barely put my shoes on because of my pulled back muscle. Did chest because I figure I wouldnt be putting any weight directly on my back and it would probably be the safest muscle group to work. I went a bit lighter than normal just in case, but overall everything went very well.
3 sets decline barbell
3 sets incline barbell
3 sets incline db flyes
1 set pushups
1 90 second db static hold
Downed the GGS and my chest feels great today, as all other body parts (shy the pulled back muscle). This is the one consistent thing I've noticed, is DOMS are virtually non existent with this stuff!
05-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Friday's workout was very good considering my back still giving me fits. Hit bi/tri's hard and had some hellacious pumps going on. Didnt notice any soreness the next day which I can attribute to GGS, as this seems to be an ongoing thing, it pretty much eliminating DOMS. Saturday and Sunday was off days except for helping a buddy of mine pour a 18x20 concrete pad for his son to have a basketball court to play on, got major sunburn, but we got it done so his son would be surprised when he got back from North Carolina.
Today is legs, the back is still kinda sore, so we shall see how squats go.
05-12-2009, 08:04 AM
Hit up legs yesterday, but stayed away from hamstring exercises as my back is bothering me still.. it actually wasnt too smart of me to do squats, but hey, i have crap for legs and they gotta grow, so i have to do what i have to do..right? lol
I used some 25lb plates to put my heels on when doing squats, moves everything to focus more on your quads. Worked up to 315lbs and boy is my lower back feeling it today, and here it was getting better. Its not as bad as last week, but a step back for sure. Moved on to hack squats, calf raises, seated calf raises, and occlusive leg extensions. My workout partner was about ready to throw up after this, so it was a good workout.
Took the GGS right after the workout, and there is little to no soreness at all in my legs.. its odd, almost like you didnt even workout because there is no DOMS like normal. I'm really digging this stuff.
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