Chubbins gettin' LIT-UP with AppNut! *sponsored*
- 05-19-2011, 12:20 AM
Chubbins gettin' LIT-UP with AppNut! *sponsored*
Got a great opportunity to run a tub of AppNut's preworkout, LIT-UP. Big thanks to R1balla and AppNut for giving me this chance. This is my first log so bare with me guys.
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From this run I'll be looking for the typical things you would expect from a preworkout: strength, stamina, energy, focus, etc. I'll also pay attention to body composition, weight, and libido due to the test boost.
My main goal for this run is to join the 1000# club at 145lbs.
weight: 145 lbs.
body fat: not positive, I'd guess 10%
squat: 315 (parallel or below)
dead: 405 (straps)
bench: 245 (touch chest, no pause but no bounce. hurt my shoulder over a year ago, but it's feeling better now. hopefully I can get my bench waaaay past 245)
That puts me 35 pounds away from the 1000# total.
Not gonna change my diet for this one. I'll keep it the usual: beef, chicken, rice, and oatmeal.
My split is usually something like this:
day 1: chest
day 2: legs
day 3: bis/tris
day 4: shoulders
day 5: back
Off days depend on how I feel.
I'm looking forward to seeing how this preworkout compares to the others. I've tried tons so if LIT-UP get's me goin', it'll get anyone goin'.
- 05-19-2011, 12:22 AM
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with Lit-Up. Compared to the other preworkouts I've tried, I put it in the top 3. For only $20 on Nutra the price can't be beat. Go to your local GNC and you'll drop more than double that for something full of fillers. It's a versatile preworkout since it doesn't have creatine or a bunch of stims. You can tailor it to your liking by adding some cheap creatine mono, caffeine, or geranium if that's what you like.
To me, the effects of Lit-Up aren't prominent on the first dose. This is a preworkout that should be taken regularly. The mood enhancing, strength, endurance, etc, all started kicking in around the end of week 1. I find that 2 scoops preworkout works best for me.
Lit-Up works great, tastes great and is an awesome value. This and only a couple other preworkouts are the only ones I'd recommend to any of my friends. I give it an 8.5/10.
05-19-2011, 12:57 AM
Got my tub of LIT-UP in today. It's a pretty small tub (about the size of Jack3d), but it has 40 servings. A serving size is 4294mg and the ingredients add up to 4272mg. That leaves 22mg for other ingredients, and that's pretty impressive considering other preworkouts are 50% inactive ingredients/fillers using scoops the size of my fist.
UPS brought it kinda late, but I decided to give a try tonight and go hit shoulders and bis. First thing I noticed when I opened it up was that it smelled great. Started with one scoop, and compared to other preworkouts it tastes amazing. It's cherry citrus flavored.
I was already kinda tired tonight. On the way to the gym I didn't really get a stim buzz (mind you this isn't a stim-laden preworkout), but I did notice a nice warming sensation. Not much to report on strength. I blame that on my lack of carbs today and the fact that it was late (I rarely workout late at night). Though I was tired, I had lots of energy and I was extremely focused and eager to move some weight. The pump I got was great. There were veins everywhere from forearms to shoulders.
Tomorrow is chest. Carbs will be higher and the workout will be earlier. Eager to see if I get any mood enhancement from the theobromine. Couldn't notice tonight since nothing puts me in a good mood when I'm tired.
05-19-2011, 01:50 AM
05-19-2011, 03:15 AM
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05-21-2011, 12:31 PM
Hey guys sorry for the lack of updates. I have to take a little road trip today so I'll be back at it tomorrow. I hit back last night so I'll update that and the next workout when I get back.
05-22-2011, 10:41 PM
05-23-2011, 12:14 AM
Tonights workout: chest
Bench single: 275 (+30)
I gotta say I'm very pleased with Lit-Up. I spent 13 hours driving yesterday and didn't really have time to eat. In the first 7 hours of the trip I had 2 Redbulls, 2 5 hour energy shots, a Monster and a 24oz coffee. Spent the last 6 hours trying to stay awake. All that caffeine and I had trouble staying awake... I'm very very tolerant to stims. Got back at 3am and didn't sleep till 5am, and only slept for 5 hours. Busy day today working on the truck and extremely tired so I didn't have much of an appetite. Tonights workout was with little carbs.
With all that being said... I still added 30 pounds to my 1 rep max even though I was very tired and had very little energy. Keep in mind that I'm just getting back into benching so some of this strength is coming back, but I wouldn't have added an extra 30 pounds without Lit-Up. This strength boost definitely isn't from massive amounts of stims either. Even if it were loaded with stims, as tolerant as I am to 'em, it wouldn't have helped that much.
15 pounds to go for the 1000# total.
05-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Yesterdays workout: legs
squat single: 325 (+10)
So far so good. Couldn't stay and finish the rest of my workout because my kids were acting up, but I'm happy to say I broke another PR. My usual working weight of 225 seemed a lot easier. Could've added reps, but I wanted to save some energy for my 1rm. My chest and back are breaking out so that could be a sign of a nice test boost.
5 pounds to go for 1000#.
05-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Sounds good buddy. Ordering my tub of Lit as we speak. Its good stuff. Glad your seeing good results and your so close to the 1K mark. Its a great feelin when you hit it man. You got this.
05-30-2011, 11:38 PM
Thanks country, almost there.
Yesterdays workout: back
deadlift: 405 to the knees, but couldnt get it any higher.
Thought I didn't break the 1k, getting 405 to my knees is still a stepping stone. Last time I attempted that weight it only came off the ground an inch or so.
I really feel the effects kicking in now. Increased stamina/endurance, better mood, libido out the roof. I'm at 2 scoops every preworkout. I tried 3, but 2 works just as well.
Since I broke a bench PR, tomorrow for chest will be reps.
05-30-2011, 11:39 PM
06-13-2011, 12:57 AM
Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been out for awhile with some virus. Took the last scoops today and will right up my review.
06-13-2011, 01:00 AM