Attack log: Quest for fearsome pumps!
- 04-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Attack log: Quest for fearsome pumps!
First I want to say thank you, Need To Build Muscle team, for giving me an opportunity to try Attack. Most company promotions are U.S. only but NTBM guys were generous enough to send the bottle of Attack to Finland. I've never tried any NTBM products but I've read lot of good things about them. This will be interesting.
Me, myself & I
I think you all don't know who I am so I'm gonna tell you something about myself. I'm a guy from Finland... I've been training for almost three years. I started at extremely skinny 110lbs and have gained many pounds of muscle since those days but I'm not anywhere near to being a mass monster yet. Right now I'm standing at about 160lbs. I am natural and will be for some more time... I think it's best to get closer to your "peak" naturally and it feels like there is still so many pounds of muscle just waiting for me to gain them by training hard and eating big.
I'm a hardgainer and I have to eat BIG if I want to gain any weight. My job is quite heavy so it effects too. But right now I'm taking +4000kcal/day (at least 200grams of protein) and trying to eat even more because my weight doesn't seem to increase.
Supplements I'm using right now
- Basics like whey, carbs, vitamins, minerals etc... And Redefine Nutrition's preworkout formula N.O. Ignite before hitting the gym... But not any specific pump products. I'm gonna start taking Anabolic Designs Ravenous (appetite stimulator) and some nutrient partitioners soon and I will write a log of them too. Right now I'm on Natadrol but I'll finish the cycle soon and start PCT (Redefine Nutrition Pure Test and LG Sciences Formadrol Extreme).
4 days a week, split is upper/lower body 3x/week and one workout for just deadlifts. High intensity and low volume is the thing... But my arms are lacking and doesn't seem to grow with low volume so I'm punishing them with higher volume So arm days should be awesome if Attack works!
I've done several reviews of different supplements and some of you might've read them already. Here is few links if you want to check them out:
Many different mini reviews (preworkout formulas etc)
AMS Pump Fixx review
Enough about me, let's talk about Attack!
So, for those of you who don't know what Attack is and what it contains, here is little information:
Have you been looking for a supplement that will give you the raw strength to attack your work outs like never before? Are you ready to add massive fire power to your every work out?
Your wait is finally over! NTBM.COM is proud to introduce the most powerful ammunition you will ever load into your guns. Attack!!!!
Attack. A powerful Nitric Oxide booster That gives you skin bursting mind blowing pumps. Load up your muscles with Attack,**** back and blast A hole through your goals and expectation.
30 servings per bottle
3 caps per serving
A-AKG(arginine alpha-Ketogularate) 2985mg
A-KIC (arginine Ketoisocaproate) 15mg
OKG (ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate) 75mg
GKG (glutamine alpha-ketoglutarate) 75mg
A-AKG is the only ingredient that I'm already familiar with so this will be interesting indeed!
Label says that I should take three tablets twice daily. I'm gonna follow that instruction if any NTBM rep doesn't have better suggestions..?
I will start taking this tomorrow (time to train upper body) so stay tuned!
- 04-19-2011, 09:18 AM
04-19-2011, 09:21 AM
And how long should I wait after meal before taking those caps? 1-1,5 hours like I usually do with preworkout powders?
04-19-2011, 11:30 AM
I ordered a bottle of NTBM Need2Sleep so I'll write something about it to this thread too... Or maybe create a separate thread for non-sponsored review.
04-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Looking forward to the log. Best of luck!
04-19-2011, 03:04 PM
04-19-2011, 03:15 PM
In for the ride!
I agree with Barbell's suggestions so far. I never use products like this on non-workout days.
And you'll enjoy the Need2Sleep. It's a solid little product
04-19-2011, 10:31 PM
04-20-2011, 11:57 AM
I took 3 caps before hitting the gym today. Here is my workout, warm-up sets aren't listed:
- Weighed close-grip chin-ups: 2x2x80lbs, 12x25lbs
- Lateral raises
- Close-grip bench press: 0x210lbs
- Dumbbel bench press: 23 reps with 45's (easy)
- Bent-over row: 8x190lbs (personal best), 15x145lbs
- Military press: 5x100lbs
- Many supersets to arms: heaviest sets were dumbbel hammer curls 20x45's (personal best) and cable pushdown 15x115lbs (personal best)
I was pretty tired after work before hitting the gym. I got good energy from my preworkout drink though and managed to do pretty good workout but iron felt quite heavy today... I did close-grip bench first time for long time and was surprised how weak I was at it I did it because my rotator cuffs have been pain in my ass for some time but close-grip bench doesn't hurt them. I decided to do a long, light set of dumbbel bench after that just to force some blood into my chest Light because of those *****n rotator cuffs, that's the reason for why I didn't do heavy sets of military press either.
I haven't done much bent-over rows lately but decided to do them today. Iron felt light at these and next time I will do it with bigger weights. At least 200lbs for that heaviest set.
I got really good pump to my delts after doing lateral raises. It's quite rare for me... I felt it even in my rear delts
Pump was awesome in my arms too. It felt like I could do as many reps as I wanted... All sets were long, like 15-30 reps. My arms were full of blood!
What I think of Attack right now?
- Well, I think it works. I've never tried any pump products except pure A-AKG and GlycerGrow and I feel I got better pump with this. But it felt like blood didn't rush into my back like it is supposed to do... Usually my lats are really pumped after few sets of weighed chins but not today. Next time I'll do that longest set without any extra weight so let's see what kind of pump that will be! But arms and delts were really pumped today!
04-20-2011, 12:05 PM
04-20-2011, 12:11 PM
I'm just so disappointed because of my embarrassing performance at close-grip bench. I have so weak triceps... I tried 220lbs months ago, it felt light at chest but my triceps were nowhere near strong enough to lift it I am one of those really weak bench pressers! Back and biceps are strong but delts and especially triceps are pathetically weak :S
04-20-2011, 12:14 PM
04-20-2011, 12:17 PM
04-20-2011, 12:19 PM
At Friday I will do deadlifts. It's time to do lighter workout because I've done so heavy sets lately... Two weeks ago I did 19x300lbs and last week I did 4 sets of 2-6 with 310-375lbs. I don't know if I'm gonna take Attack before it because IMO it's quite disturbing if there is too big pump in my lower back when I'm deadlifting. But on Saturday or Sunday I will train legs and have enormous pumps! Heavy sets of front squats and long sets of leg press etc
04-20-2011, 12:26 PM
I'm in bro!! Doing a great job of killing it already. Bring on the sick pumps with some Attack!!
Recoverbro Elite"This is what we've been working on"
04-20-2011, 02:05 PM
I thought I might take some before/after -photos someday when I'm training my back... Because I've been planning that I might do a "special" workout called 100 chin-ups challenge. The idea is to do 100 chin-/pull-ups as fast as possible, no matter if you do them in 1 or 100 sets. I think my back might be quite pumped after that, especially if I take some Attack before it! But I'll continue with weighted chin-ups for few more workouts.
04-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Glad you noticed some pumps! I just started using GlycerGrow in addition to N2KTS a couple weeks ago and do notice an increase, so it's exciting to think about using Attack, now!
04-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Looks like you had a solid workout and the pumps were present.....maybe toward the end of the bottle you could do like a dose of 6 just to see what happens
04-20-2011, 10:29 PM
04-20-2011, 11:24 PM
Definitely weighted dips for triceps, great for helping with lagging strength! Nothing quite like them, really good in supersets with biceps too!
04-20-2011, 11:53 PM
04-21-2011, 06:32 AM
04-21-2011, 07:59 AM
04-22-2011, 01:25 AM
04-22-2011, 06:01 AM
04-22-2011, 07:58 AM
Today was deadlift day. 10 sets of 1 to 10 with relatively light weights, 365lbs at heaviest. It was supposed to be easy but 365lbs felt damn heavy. My back wasn't fully recovered yet.
I'm happy that I didn't take Attack today because lower back pump was very disturbing after three first sets without taking anything but caffein preworkout On Sunday I will punish my legs, can't wait!
04-24-2011, 08:52 AM
- Warm-up: squats 20x90lbs
- Front squats 1x210lbs (personal best), 10x135lbs (1 sec stops at the bottom, I was just trying to do as beautiful reps as I could and I'm really happy with the form.)
- Lunges 55lbs dumbbels in both hands, 15 steps per leg (personal best)
- 4 sets of seated calf raises, heaviest set was 15x90lbs
This workout sucked but I can't blame anything but myself. On Friday I went out with my friends, haven't done that in loong time. I didn't drink very much but I managed to get awful hangover. I couldn't eat anything yesterday. That's why I don't like to drink... Anyways, I eat huge breakfast before hitting the gym today. I didn't have any strength but managed to get decent pump to my legs. Not as good as usually but better than I expected despite the fact that my muscles were totally empty of glycogen.
I'm ashamed because of that 1x210lbs front squat. I was aiming for 5 reps but couldn't do that. But next time I will, that's for sure
Lunges were easier than I thought and my legs were totally thrashed after that set.
Didn't KTS today... Lunges were the only exercise I am happy with.
Next time I'll train on Tuesday morning. Can't wait.. I thought I might try to do some barbell flat bench for the first time in, like, 20 months. Haven't done that since I *****d up my rotator cuffs. It's possible that I will regret if I decide to do flat bench but I can't help myself. Gonna take it easy though and concentrate in good form... But some huge pumps expected into my lats, arms and delts! I'm just gonna eat big until that and I think I'll be at 100% again!
04-24-2011, 09:45 AM
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