After 1 workout on Mesomorph, here are my
Pre-emptive TL;DR: By Great Odin's Beard, this stuff is POTENT.
The container is, as Tomahawk pointed out in another thread, deceptively small. Good things come in small packages, and a lot is packed in here. Though the "Grape" flavor has a distinct artificial aftertaste, I have certainly had worse, and the effects certainly make the tast a moot point.
I have not had a stimulant this strong in a LONG time. Approximately 30mins after ingesting 1 scoop; my eyes were bugging out of my freaking head with energy and Beta-Alanine tingles ensued throughout my periphery.
The heightened energy/alertness continued through probably 75% of my 90min lifting session. I didn't crash when it began to wear off, but I certainly found myself less enduring all of a sudden. Sets suddenly required rest, whereas for most of the workout, I was bouncing back and forth for sets with stamina to spare.
Mesomorph has made a very good first impression. I hope this keeps up.
The workout in brief: Triples week for 5/3/1, assistance as listed
Box Squats: 5x3 working up to 335, followed by a final set of 375 for 6.
Supersetted w/Single-leg calf raises to technical failure.
I used a 14" box, which allowed for a "just below parallel" ROM. 375x6 is a PR for reps
Overhead Press: 4x3 working up to 195, 205 for 2 strict reps, 225 for 4 push-presses
My strict press is weak, need to bring up the power off the bottom of the rep. Going to implement pin presses for this next time.
Weighted Dips: 5x10 with 45lbs
Ss'd with Single-arm Cable Rows: 4x3 working up to 200, final set with 210 for 4
The dips serve as accessory to the press, while the rows follow 5/3/1 rules. +45 for 10 was easy, and I had no shoulder pain (a recent injury made dips and bench a no-no for a while), so next week this is definitely going up. 210 for 4 on the rows is a PR.
BB Cheat Curls: 5x5 working up to 165
Lying Cable Curls: 5x10-20 with 60-80
I finish off most workouts with some direct arm work. Having done dips, I didn't include any triceps isolation today. That will come tomorrow. 165x5 felt lighter than 155 did last week; an easy 10lb increase is good progress.
I don't intend to update after every workout. I will summarize at the end of each week my thoughts and results, and sporadically post my workouts as I see fit. I.e. if I hit a particularly impressive PR, for example.