Taman's getting wyked baby!
- 04-15-2011, 08:17 PM
Taman's getting wyked baby!
Have not got my shipment yet, but figured I would just start with some basics like my workouts and standard sups. In case it is not obvious, this is a sponsored log in that Taurus Nutrition supplied their product and I will be supplying the experience and description there of.
I run a 4 day split, upper, lower, upper, lower, usually on Sundays, Tuesdays. Thursdays and Fridays. Tend to do cardio 3 times a week, Sundays, Mondays Thursdays. Either HIIT or 5 stage hills profile.
Will be finishing up a run of erase and alpha T-2 next week.
Standard sups that I will continue are: Orange Triad, Flax Seed/Fish Oil, Myofusion Protein.
Dietary wise, I tend to run between 2400 and 2800 cals, rotating carb target depending on the days load. May go to 150 ( or a bit higher) on deadlift and squat days, try to keep it below 125 on upper body days and around 75 carbs on off/cardio only days. Fat target is 130-150, protein generally runs 215 - 260 depending on day.
My first log entry will include basics such as taste, ease of mixing, focus, drive, energy and endurance and any other observations.
Any more experienced loggers are more than welcome to provide input as to what else to add. If you sub or just browse, feel free to ask any questions if you are wondering something I have not covered.
Have been on SuperPump 250 and Lit up. Would not say I am a "stim junkie" but I do like some extra motivation when in the dungeon.
If you can't tell, I am excited by this opportunity and want to thank all the great peeps at Taurus Nutrition for giving me this chance.
Hope you all enjoy the ride it is gonna get WYKED!
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Ok, after about 3 weeks on Wyked, I feel I have gotten a good feel of what I can expect from it. I have mixed anywhere form 1-4 scoops in this grand experiment.
Taste: 10/10 - Hands down the best tasting PWO I have ever had, great lemonade flavor even when mixed with BCAA or with multiple scoops.
Mixability:10/10 - Dissolves easily in water by merely shaking the bottle I used. No lumping or clumping. The BCAA did foam some but did dissolve after about 15 - 20 minutes. (Not the Wyked's problem at all.)
Energy: 9/10 - I initially thought the energy was good but not exceptional although not beaten by other PWO's I have tried, Wyked held it's own quite nicely by comparison. But then as I considered other factors such as no GEEKED OUT feeling (even on 4 scoops), and no CRASH EVER, I felt these other considerations deserved to be factored in.
Focus:10/10 - Actually tended to get to my next set a bit faster when taking this. There was very little on my mind except killing that next set or movement.
Endurance: 10/10 - This is one area where this stuff really shines. My cardio endurance increased to a degree that the first time I noted it, I was amazed. (read the log if you want more details). There were often times after work outs that I wanted to keep lifting but only self discipline or not wanting to overtrain or needing to get home got me to pack it in.
Strength: 8/10 - another one that took my by suprise, as I do not generally associate PWO's with Strenght increase. None the less, we saw improvements with current PR's on my bench (280X2) and squat (405) and getting my dead lift over the 375 hump coming back from 3 weeks off of pulling due to an injury. Was very pleased with this.
Overall, great taste, effective and lives up to Taurus Nutrition's claims. Think they have a winner here. If you followed the log at all, you already know that I purchased more Wyked and other Taurus Products. Simply put, I am impressed with these folks and their work.
Thanks again to Taurus and all their great reps for giving me this opportunity and coming along for the journey.
Last edited by taman6886; 05-16-2011 at 09:06 PM. Reason: Added final review.Recoverbro
- 04-15-2011, 08:25 PM
04-15-2011, 08:31 PM
If you want an example re layout for a log, check out some of mine to get an idea. You don't need to post daily, but an update at least 3-4 times a week is desired. Each update should note things specific to Wyked re effects, etc. (you'll understand if you look at any of my logs).
Any questions you have along the way, feel free to ask.
On another note, how are you finding the Erase and Alpha-T2? I absolutely LOVE Erase (and Alpha-T2), using them both as staples, and can't wait until I get some more!
04-15-2011, 08:40 PM
04-15-2011, 08:40 PM
As to the Erase and Alpha, it really seems to be helping me firm up. My weight loss has slowed the last two weeks but I have noticed some subtle increases in definition in my upper chest, delts and calves. Have not noticed any problems with joint aches (or should I say my tendonitis in my elbows has not gotten worse?)
04-15-2011, 08:42 PM
04-15-2011, 08:44 PM
Just because weight loss slows it does not mean that FAT loss has slowed - you could be adding some lean mass whilst losing the bodyfat, meaning scale weight might not change at all. Nice to see no joint issues - you must be dosing Erase right for you, then.
04-16-2011, 12:24 AM
In for the WYKED ride bud!!
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
04-16-2011, 04:06 AM
04-16-2011, 09:59 AM
Hope this treats you well Taman! Keep making progress, and keep that diet in check! You'll do awesome!
Looking forward to hearing how it treats you. It sounds tasty!
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04-16-2011, 08:13 PM
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04-26-2011, 06:22 PM
04-26-2011, 08:56 PM
04-27-2011, 11:52 AM
Ok, mixed a scoop with about 14oz water this am and drank about 9:30 before work. Taste is 10/10, Very refreshing and tasty lemon flavor (and no, I don't mean furniture polish lemon flavor!)
Mixibility/Solubility: 8/10. Mixed easily with no clumping, however one thing I did note was small black particulates that would not disolve, almost looked like tiny seeds. No biggie to me, as long as some one call tell me what they are. (Still waiting on more info on this)
Not going to judge much for effect at this time as it was only one scoop and I will not be lifting today, however:
Although it may have been placebo/psychosomatic, I did note a mild euphoria, not like a high or anything, just very confident, almost an "alpha male" type sensation. Focus has been laser like, whatever I am trying to accomplish, I certainly like this aspect. No evidence of any type of crash thus far.
In all, taste is awesome, ease of mixing is good, effect is TBD but initial impressions are moving positivley.
04-27-2011, 05:00 PM
The black particles are the emulsified bitter orange extract. What happens is that the water picks up the synephrine out of it, but the other 80% is insoluable so it just sort of floats in there undissolved.
04-27-2011, 05:04 PM
Subbed, just waiting on mine to start Wyked and Daa log for Epicness.
Forget Tigers blood it's all about the Taurus Juice!!!!
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!"-me
04-27-2011, 06:37 PM
04-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Ok, get to rev this **** up and take it out for a real spin tonight. Started with 3 scoops mixed with 5g BCAA (2:1:1 ratio) and about 18oz water. The BCAA did foam a bit at first but dissolved after about 10-15 minutes. Pounded down about half of it on my way to the Y from work, rest I mixed with more water and sipped like an inter workout (just a practice I have adopted lately.)
Here is how the work out went:
Did 4 minutes cardio warm up pre-weights
# Exercise Name Set Lbs. Reps
1 Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip
#1 235 6
#2 235 3
#3 225 6
#4 225 4
#5 195 8
#6 165 12
Like last week, these were dead presses, set up in a power rack with pins at the bottom which is where the rep started with slow negs. Good stuff!
2 Assisted Pull up
#1 245 5
#2 235 6
#3 235 6
#4 205 6
Noted weight is body wgt +shoes etc minus assist weight. Last set was done chin up style.
3 Incline Dumbbell Press
#1 180 8
#2 180 6
90X2 = 180
4 Straight-Arm Dumbbell Pullover
#1 75 12
#2 85 8
5 Close-Grip Bench Press
#1 180 10
#2 180 7
6 Dumbbell One Arm Triceps Extension
#1 35 6
#2 35 6
#3 30 8
#4 30 8
Even sets are left arm, odd sets are right
7 Barbell Curl
#1 90 10
#2 90 8
8 Preacher Curl
#1 65 12
#2 65 11
Here is what I noted: Energy and Focus were good. Despite 3 scoops, I was not geeked (as I have noted before I tend to have high initial tolerances to things being an addict in recovery). Energy and sense of well being were good and steady. Motivation was excellent but not over the top, aggression was good also, helped me squeeze out a few more reps here and there.
In all fairness, nothing about the above was "far superior" to other PWO's, but Wyked did at least match up to the best I have tried. (This is not a bad thing!)
Here is were it does shine: Taste! As noted before, the taste is great, even the bitterness of the BCAA was covered up.
Here is the part that really surprised me: My cardio endurance was off the hook. I use a Nustep Cross trainer ( I know that may be a joke to some of you, but there are reason's this is my preferred cardio device) and I do push my self on it. Tonight, I did 15 30/30 HIIT cycles at 100% then 80% max resistance. Usually, I have to really suck it up to get to 12 cycles, but I had no doubt at 6 that I would be pushing to 15 tonight. What was whipping my ass Monday was hardly making me loose my breath tonight! No, I was not slacking. One of the features of these devices is a gauge that monitors step per minute (SPM) averages. I exceeded it's max capacity on almost every cycle. It would read 254 SPM and then all of a sudden a big fat 'E" would appear, which I assume stood for error.
Even after that, I still felt motivated that if I had more to do in my routine, I would have had the motivation to take it on.
We are now past 4 hrs post ingestion and no crash thus far. My only real concern at this time is whether I will be able to sleep
What remains to be seen is the "cumulative effect" I see other loggers note. If that occurs here also, it would definately be a distinguishing point.
In summary: Compares favorably to other PWO's for focus, energy and motivation. Very impressive on taste and endurance on cardio. Possible cumulative impact to be evaluated. Given that this stuff runs about 5-18 dollars less than anything even reasonably close, I'd say Taurus has a winner on it's hands. That's my first take!
04-28-2011, 09:31 PM
04-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Great reviews thus far bud, i will agree, the taste is amazing. I had a buddy taste it who is a VERY picky person and he loved it.
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04-29-2011, 07:21 AM
Ok, sleep was a bit of an issue . I usually crash around 10 or 10:30 but actually got back up and poked around till 12:30. So, as a note, you may want to have at least 7-8 hrs until bed time for this stuff. Could be I just need to get used to it. Time will tell.
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