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    Quote Originally Posted by capnsavem View Post
    Sorry to hear that MM isn't hitting on all cylinders for you, Dead.

    I personally have ran 3 tubs of it (not consecutively) and it worked well for me. I never had the crash issues, and the energy and focus was hitting.
    It happens. Every supplement affects everyone differently. MM isn't all bad; I've had some good days with it. Glad you like it.
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    Yesterday I had DE lower. I decided on doing some power cleans because I haven't done them in a few weeks. I went through my usual progression (as recommended by USAW). I only got up to 225 because it was dynamic day - speed is key, not amount of weight. I did a 5x3, concentrating on the explosion off the floor. I dropped back to 135 and did a set of hang cleans just for fun. I called it quits after a few sets of accessory movements and stretching.

    I took Muscle Marinade as usual. I felt good throughout the training session, but started to crash about an hour afterwards. I caught a second wind later in the evening for some reason while I was playing with the kids. All in all, it was a good day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeadlifter View Post
    It happens. Every supplement affects everyone differently. MM isn't all bad; I've had some good days with it. Glad you like it.
    Right on. Yeah I hear ya on the effectiveness for each individual. The big love/hate on this board seems to be geranimine.. Some can't train without it, and some loath it's existence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capnsavem View Post
    Right on. Yeah I hear ya on the effectiveness for each individual. The big love/hate on this board seems to be geranimine.. Some can't train without it, and some loath it's existence.
    I've noticed the same with geranimine. I first tried it a few months ago in Annabolic Innovations' Motivate. I was impressed with it then. I like the 1,3dimeth in MM, but think the caffeine dosage is a bit high. I think that's what's causing me to crash.
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    Today's main course - Speed bench

    I warmed up as usual and went to just over 52% for optimal speed. I did 10x3 with 215 and it felt really light on every rep. Paused on every rep and exploded to the top. I did skullcrushers afterwards. I started with 2 sets of 115x10, then 135x10, and I decided to jump to a set of 165x6. I finished with a few sets of dips. Three exercises - simple. Heavy dead day tomorrow; looking to go above 95%...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeadlifter View Post
    I've noticed the same with geranimine. I first tried it a few months ago in Annabolic Innovations' Motivate. I was impressed with it then. I like the 1,3dimeth in MM, but think the caffeine dosage is a bit high. I think that's what's causing me to crash.
    For sure.
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    Yesterday's dead day was intense. I ws in the gym for nearly two and a half hours. I did a competiton-style warm-up and rested a long time between sets of deadlifts. I ended up pulling 605 for a single. Since I was feeling great, I decided to do some barbell rows (135x12, 185x10, 225x10, 275x7) and some reverse-grip pulldowns. I was also helping spot a guy going for a PR on bench. Very productive day...
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    ME Bench day was not all that great, but it was a great day for Muscle Marinade. I took my MM 30 mins per-training, but only used 3/4 scoop. By the time I began lifting, I had a good amount of energy. My time in the gym wasn't that spectacular: I worked my way up to 365 on bench and only push out 2 reps - that reeeeeealllly sucks for me. Accessory work was ok. The high point was that I had lasting energy throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening with NO CRASH! I think I may have found the correct dosage for me...
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    DE lower today...

    I did some deeeeep squats today for speed. I warmed-up and went to a 5x5 of 225 for some explosive reps. My quads were shaking after that. I fisnished with some light accessory work and left. I was in the gym for less than an hour.

    I, again, took 3/4 of a scoop of Muscle Marinade and it worked as it should. I'm not feeling the beta alanine tingles, but I'm not crashing from the the stims.
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    nice... you found your sweet spot, and that'll make the tub last longer too
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    Quote Originally Posted by capnsavem View Post
    nice... you found your sweet spot, and that'll make the tub last longer too
    So true.
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    I did a lighter-weight (185lbs) 5x5 with military press yesterday. I took it kind of easy because for some reason my right elbow was acting up. I hope it's not tendonitis again. I have a Rehband sleeve if it flares up again. I did some tricep work (for reps) and finished with a superset of lateral delt raises and front delt raises.

    I had a good amount of energy throughout my training session. Using 3/4 scoop of Muscle Marinade is working well for me.
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    Today's dead day was awesome. After a thorough warm-up, I pulled a 495 single that felt like 300-something. I jumped to 530 looking to get 3 maybe 4 reps. I ended up doing 530x5 (belt only) - that's a new PR for me. I did a few sets of lighter shrugs for reps (pausing for a while at the top) after deads. That's it. Two exercises. Productive day, though.
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    On heavy upper day, I decided to hit heavy bench. There was a slight ache/pain in my right elbow, but I pushed through and got the job done. I 385 went up fairly easily for a single. 365 felt heavy after 2 reps which bothers me. I finished benching by doing 135x40. I did some dips and Tate presses afterwards for accessory movements.

    Overall, a good day. My energy was up and I no longer experience a crash. The 3/4 scoop works for me. I am, however, almost out of Muscle Marinade. I'll give my final thoughts when the jug is empty...
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    Wednesday:
    I did some deads with bands. I was pressed for time so I ended up getting in about 7 or 8 sets in and 2 sets of glute-ham raises. My rest periods between sets was reduced a bit and I felt like I was doing cardio or something (yuck!).

    Lots of energy today. Just 3/4 scoop of Muscle Marinade is great.
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    Friday's upper rep day went very well. I ended up getting 225 on flat bench for 25 reps again. I did 4 sets of military, 135x12. Could have done a couple reps more but I was focusing on the squeeze at the top. I finished with some light reps of close-grip and wide illegal-grip bench.

    Today could be my last day on Muscle Marinade. I'm not sure if I have enough in the tub for another day. We'll see...
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    My final thoughts...

    After being given the opportunity to try an entire tub of Muscle Marinade, I must give my appreciation to Purus Labs for being so generous. I had never tried any product from Purus prior to testing MM.

    My likes:
    I really like the fact that Purus Labs doesn't have some super-secret formula that hides the true amounts of each ingredient. Everything is listed on the label with the amounts next to it. No BS. I also like the combination of ingredients. The antioxidant formula is a good touch. Flavor is decent - Purus Punch tastes pretty good. The tub has a very wide mouth and scoop with a long handle - definitely both good things.

    My dislikes:
    I think the stimulants were a bit too much for my body to handle. An entire scoop got me up for lifting, but I had a tendency to really crash after training. The headaches were more than likely from too many stims. 3/4 scoop was fine, though. I probably need to add a touch more creatine and beta alanine to it if using 3/4 scoop.

    My ratings:
    Flavor: 9/10
    Mixability of powder: 9/10
    Ingredient profile: 9.5/10
    Mood during training: 8.5/10
    Mood post-training: 4/10
    Aggression: 8.5/10

    Overall: 8/10

    Muscle Marinade was good - not great, not bad, just good. It is certainly a quality product. There were many things I truly liked about it. The crash afterwards did not impress me, though. Using 3/4 scoop was better post-training, but I feel I may not be getting all I'm supposed to be getting out of MM by using a reduced amount. In all honesty, I have used better pre-training products than Muscle Marinade. However, I have and will continue to recommend Muscle Marinade as a must-try PWO product because everyone reacts to different supplements in different ways.

    Thanks again to Purus Labs for selecting me to run this log.
    -- JB \m/
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