The Sweet Taste of Perfection...UKStrength Logs LG Sciences Perfect Carb
After being absent for 2 weeks whilst soaking up the sun on holiday, I'm back with another log for you guys to get stuck into.
This time I've been very kindly sponsored by LG Sciences
to give my thoughts on PERFECT CARB (TM)!
and I'd like to extend my gratitude to the whole of the LG team for choosing me as a tester.
The Product: What is Perfect Carb (TM)?
(Taken from www.lgsciences.com - manufactures high quality anabolic prohormone bodybuilding supplements like Methyl 1-D, Masterdrol and Formadrol
"Carbohydrates are an important source of anabolism. Building muscle requires proper muscle glycogen which must be replenished at the right time and in the proper ratios, without causing fat storage! Without the proper carbohydrates, in the right amounts, the calories from those carbs could end up on your waist, not in your muscles.
Perfect Carb(TM) is the ultimate source for anyone wishing to add key muscle building glycogen while controlling insulin and fat storage. It is made up of three of the best known carbohydrate sources in the proper ratio to replenish
muscle stores. First is pure pharmaceutical grade DEXTROSE
, which immediately slams glycogen into your muscles when you need it most. Only enough dextrose is in the product to recharge
muscle stores without overloading the endocrine system and causing fat gain. Second, MALTODEXTRIN
is an intermediate glucose converting sugar that provides the second bump in available energy without spiking insulin, giving the second wave of glycogen raw materials. Finally, Perfect Carb contains WAXY MAIZE starch, which is a slower digesting carbohydrate that helps pull water and nutrients into the cell, making cell volume increase. It also partially converts to glucose at a slower rate, giving sustained energy.
Perfect Carb is unflavored, making it perfect to add to your post workout shake, or as an additional carb source for any application where additional glycogen is required."
How Perfect Carb will be logged:
I've used various carbohydrate supplements in the past to help enhance my training, including: Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Waxy Maize Starch (WMS), Lucozade Powder (Dextrose with electrolytes) and carbohydrate gels.
I fully believe that carbohydrates, in the correct quantities, play a crucial role in getting the most out of my training sessions.
Currently I'm not using any carbohydrate powders/supplements, just a ripe banana after training
I'll be using Perfect Carb in the following manner to test its capabilities in supplementing glycogen stores, augmenting intracellular water retention and maintaining blood glucose levels pre, during and after training.
1st Training Session: Post-workout Perfect Carb
2nd Training Session: Pre-workout Perfect Carb
3rd Training Session: Intra-Workout Perfect Carb
4th Training Session: Pre and Post-Workout Perfect Carb
5th Training Session: Intra and Post-Workout Perfect Carb
6th Training Session: Pre and Intra-Workout Perfect Carb
7th Training Session: Pre, Intra and Post-Workout Perfect Carb
After completing the various combinations of the above I'll post up a review of my thoughts of the best combination for maximal performance during training.
I normally use one scoop of whey protein diluted in water during training and finish it after training with a banana (until I get my purple wraath... )
For the duration of this log, I'll drop the banana and continue to use just my one scoop of protein. If there are multiple drinks (as in session 7), I'll spread the protein out amongst the drinks.
The Tester: Who is UKStrength? Current Goals: Lean out
further before my next DS cycle (E-stane and Dermacrine
) and improve my lifting strength. Long Term Goals:
Compete in my first bodybuilding competition in the UKBBF in 2012 (Classic Bodybuilding Category). Starting Stats: Current weight:
170lb Current Height:
5ft 9in Body fat:
I'm current riding at 2400-2500kcal/day (maintaining), I plan to stay at roughly this amount of calories for the next couple of weeks until I start my lean bulk on E-Stane.
My diet consists of: High protein (40% ~250g/day) moderate carbohydrate (30-40%) and moderate/low fat intake (20-30%), I've found this works best for me. Supplementation:
4g of high EPA/DHA content fish oil
Whey protein concentrate Creatine Monohydrate ZMA Current Training Program:
Monday: Legs and Calves
Wednesday: HIIT Cardio
Thursday: Shoulders and Traps.
Saturday: Biceps, Triceps and Forearms.
I've modified my program from my last log, whilst it's still pretty high volume I've thrown in a full 'arm' day to try and bring them up as they are lagging quite a bit.
I won't be posting up pictures for this log, as I feel the final review of the product wouldn't benefit from it. For those who followed my last log: UKStrength is slicing up some British Beef with IGF-2!
. You can find pictures of me there.
Oh! There must be a hot girl to start this log rolling, so today Isabel Lucas gets my pick...HOT.