Purus Labs: the entire line (sponsored)
- 05-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Before I get started I want to send a big thanks to Aaron and the rest of the Purus Labs team for giving me the amazing opportunity to log their entire line of products. I've been meaning to, but haven’t tried anything from Purus at this point, so I’m very interested in seeing what kind of results I can get out of this.
FAT SMACK XR
Dosing (subject to change)
D-Pol: 1 serving (3 tablets) with breakfast and multivitamin about 60 minutes prior to workout. Will dose at the same time on off days as well.
Recycle: 1 serving (4 caps) with breakfast
Slinshot: 1 serving (2 caps) 20 minutes before a high carb breakfast and 1 serving before my second highest carb meal (usually post workout shake). Off days I will take 1 serving with my highest carb meal of the day.
Fat Smack XR: .5-1 serving (1-2 caps) in the morning depending on tolerance combined with Muscle Marinade about 1.5 hours later. 0-.5 serving in the afternoon depending on what the morning dose ends up being on training days.
Organ Shield: 1 serving (2 caps) in the morning.
Muscle Marinade: 1 serving (scoop) about 30 minutes prior to workout.
Add some lean mass/strength and possibly drop a little fat. Due to health complications I lost about 40lbs total (majority was muscle) a little over a year ago and I’ve been working extremely hard to gain it back.
I’ll start by eating about 300-500 calories over maintenance and may adjust based on results. The majority of my food will be clean and the carb intake will be high.
I haven’t followed a specific training program since college. After a warm up set or two, the majority of my lifts will be between 4-8 reps for 3-5 sets depending on what type of exercise. For a few assistance/isolation exercises I will go as high as 10 reps on some sets. It will be highly based on how I’m feeling and the progress I’m seeing. My goal will be to increase either weight or reps each session. I’ve gained a decent amount of size and strength back with this approach, so I’m going to stick with it for now. I haven’t done cardio in months, but I’m probably going to be playing hockey a couple nights a week about halfway through the log. I might start some light cardio in the next week or so to help avoid collapsing on the ice. Ab work will usually be done twice a week whenever I decide to fit it in.
Weight: 199lbs (this morning)
Body Fat %: unknown
(taken tonight after 2 cookouts worth of food)
I'm fired up and ready to start supplementing tomorrow morning before heading to the gym!PES Representative
- 05-27-2012, 09:02 PM
Subbed bro!!!! Kill it!!!"Difficult things take a long time, impossible things take a little longer."
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- 05-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Originally Posted by punjabimundePES Representative
05-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Get it pimp!!! I know u can log!
05-27-2012, 09:24 PM
BF% Epic! , You are gonna get jacked on this bro!! Subbed , kill it!
>SNS-Glycophase<Serious Nutrition Solutions Rep
05-27-2012, 09:27 PM
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05-27-2012, 09:56 PM
My pimp hand is strong. Thanks man!Originally Posted by AaronJP1
I hope so. Thanks for the support buddy!Originally Posted by Celorza
Welcome aboard!Originally Posted by LiveToLift
05-27-2012, 11:06 PM
This is going to be epic. I'm in.
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
05-27-2012, 11:17 PM
Glad to have you along for the ride.Originally Posted by CaptHowdy5150
05-28-2012, 05:45 PM
I woke up this morning eager to get things going. I had 2 caps Fat Smack XR with a big glass of water and 2 caps of Slinshot about 10 minutes later. I started to feel a slight warming sensation in my stomach about 15 minutes after taking the Fat Smack. The stomach warming turned into what felt like a small knot along with an increase in energy. The feeling wasn't bad at all and it went away shortly after I started eating (30 mins after taking Slinshot). I took both Recycle and Organ Shield with the start of my breakfast and had D-Pol with a multivitamin just as I was finishing up my food. I noticed what I though was an increase in muscle fullness about 20 minutes after I finished eating. This could probably be the work of Slinshot, but I’m going to wait for a few reoccurrences before making that judgment. Once about 50 minutes had past since finishing breakfast, I mixed up a scoop of Muscle Marinade in 16oz of water, drank it, and headed to the gym. By the time I started working out I was feeling great, full of energy, and wasn’t over-stimmed at all. It looks like I’ll have no problem with 2 caps of Fat Smack XR and a scoop of Muscle Marinade within about 1.5 hours of each other.
I worked chest and tris today and strength was up on everything similar to how it's been the last couple weeks. I'll hold off on commenting about any specific strength increases and use this week's workouts as a baseline for the stack. Being the first day of supplementation, I can’t really give much credit to the stack for my performance besides the added energy from Fat Smack XR and Muscle Marinade. I did seem to get more of a pump though, which is usually minimal at best due to how I train most of the time. I’m thinking that D-Pol and MM help with that.
BB Flat Bench
BB Incline Bench
DB Incline Fly
Cable Fly (low pull)
V-Bar Pulldowns (this pulley system makes lbs “feel” much heavier than any other I’ve used)
Standing 2 arm DB Kickbacks
Dips (wide grip)
I popped 2 more caps of Slinshot before my final 2 sets of dips. This was about 20 minutes before drinking my shake on the ride home.
Although it’s only the first day of the stack there are a few things worth noting:
Fat Smack XR
It caused a minimal amount of stomach discomfort which food took care of immediately. It gave a decent boost of energy that seemed to last for hours. I actually took another ½ serving (1 cap) around 3pm shortly after a meal and had no reaction besides a little added energy. I didn’t notice too much of an increase in sweat during my workout, but I did work up a decent one by the end. I plan on keeping the dosing this way to get 30 days out of the bottle.
After my first dose I seemed to experience some muscle fullness as previously stated. I’m not sure about the same feeling the second time around because I was already pumped up from my workout. I didn’t experience any bloat from all the carbs I ate which can happen occasionally. I should probably up the servings considering both times I used it was with about 100g of carbs. I need to figure out when and what dose I should use each day. I consume 500g+ of carbs daily, so I could burn through a bottle in a short amount of time taking 1.5-2 servings twice a day.
I though the “Fresh Fruit” flavor was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed drinking it. It provided a good amount of energy that wasn’t jittery or overbearing even with Fat Smack taken earlier. I liked that 1 scoop was enough to get me going since I always need multiple scoops with the majority of pre workouts. There was no crash hours later either.
I obviously didn’t feel any signs of increased test at this point, but it seemed to help with getting a pump combined with MM.
05-28-2012, 05:54 PM
Yeah I would recommend Fat Smack with a small snack.
05-28-2012, 05:58 PM
I didn't mind the feeling anyways. If I eat a big meal 30 minutes before or after will that lower the effectiveness?Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-28-2012, 06:00 PM
I would the FS then eat 30 minutes after.Originally Posted by breezy11
05-28-2012, 06:01 PM
Cool. That's what I did this morning. I took another cap 30 minutes after a meal, but I'll probably wait longer tomorrow.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-28-2012, 06:44 PM
Are you noticing lack of appetite?
05-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Not really a lack of one. However, I did just go longer without eating (almost 5 hours) than I have in about a year and I wasn't as hungry as I thought I'd be. The "desire" to eat seems about the same at this point.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-28-2012, 07:05 PM
That's just 1 cap @ a time as well correct?
05-28-2012, 07:19 PM
I took 2 this morning and 1 this afternoon. I think I'll stick with that approach and get 30 days out of the bottle.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-29-2012, 05:04 PM
I took all my supps again this morning. I had the same slight stomach issue with Fat Smack that I did yesterday. It went away after eating, but I think I'll have it with some milk or a little yogurt tomorrow. I tried 3 caps of Slinshot 30 minutes before my breakfast consisting of 110g of carbs. I'm not sure if I was imagining things yesterday, but I didn't really notice any increase in muscle fullness after eating. It did however take care of any bloat that I sometimes experience with such a meal. Everything else was taken the with the same timing used previously before I went to the gym. Once I have all supplement dosage/timing locked in I'll update the dosing in my initial post and only note if anything is taken differently.
Right as I arrived at the gym, I found out that I needed to get to work early for a meeting. I planned on working back and biceps, but I stuck with bi's and abs to avoid being rushed.
Standing Cable Curls (straight bar)
Standing DB alt. Curl
Preacher Curl (machine)
Hanging Leg Raise
Machine Crunch (seated)
I didn't take any Slinshot before my post workout shake today. I plan on having some ice cream tonight, so I'm going to give it a try with some high GI carbs. I took another 1/2 serving (1 cap) of Fat Smack XR this afternoon, but waited about 2 hours after I ate this time. There weren't any stomach issues and I got a nice boost of energy to get me through the rest of the day. It looks like I only have a small problem taking it after waking up with a completely empty stomach.
My weight today was 201.6lbs (+1.6lbs). I was suprised to see it shoot up that much. I normally hold a little extra weight on Monday, after a day off, and it drops back down on Tuesday. The only thing I could think of was that maybe the 6g of creatine in MM has me holding some water. I normally get around 3g daily. Either way, I was happy to finally hit the 200lb mark again. That leaves me with about 15lbs and a ton of strength to get back to where I was at my best. My size has been coming back much faster than my strength. I was actually stronger overall and 10lbs lighter by the time I was heading to college.
05-29-2012, 07:13 PM
Dayuum dude..Kill this. You have a SOLID foundation.
05-29-2012, 07:39 PM
Thanks man. I've spent the last year working my ass off to rebuild my foundation and I'll be doing the same trying to get the most out of this.Originally Posted by JoHNnyNuTZ
05-30-2012, 05:54 PM
I had my morning dose of Fat Smack XR with 8oz of milk and didn't feel any stomach warming or discomfort at all. I hope it doesn't lose any effectiveness this way because I'd go back to a glass of water if that's the case. I used 2 caps of Slinshot before breakfast and plan on sticking with 2 caps twice daily as long as my meals stay consistent.
I had a solid shoulder workout with a decent amount of progress. I'm not sure why, but they're lagging behind the majority of my muscles when it comes to restoring strength.
BB Military Press (seated)
Behind Neck Press
DB Press (seated)
DB Lateral Raise
DB Lateral Raise (seated bent over)
DB Front Raise
I took 2 caps of Slinshot towards the end of my workout, about 20 minutes before I had a shake. This will be when I have my second dose most of the time.
My muscles have maintained a fullness throughout the majority of the day. I think Slinshot is most likely responsible for this. Hopefully this trend continues with the use of the stack. I took another cap of Fat Smack XR this afternoon without any issues and this will be my routine going forward. At this point I don't think I'm noticing much from D-Pol (besides a better pump during workouts) or Recycle. I'm excited to see how they treat me over the next few weeks though. I normally take tomorrow off, but I'm gonna work my back since I had to skip it yesterday.
05-30-2012, 06:06 PM
If you have no problems taking FS with water then by all means skip the milk.
How many grams of carbs are in your post shake?
05-30-2012, 06:20 PM
I'll give the water another shot tomorrow and decide what to stick with. My shake always has around 100g (mostly oats). I can't decide if I'd be better off taking one serving with two 100g meals or taking 3-4 caps once a day. I just don't want to run out quicker than I already am.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Only down side to SLINshot, you run out using more than 2 caps a day.
I always have 2 bottles.
05-30-2012, 06:56 PM
Yeah, maybe I'll grab another bottle before this one runs out. I'm starting to like it already and it would be nice to try 3 caps twice a day.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-30-2012, 07:04 PM
If the weight on those shoulder work outs is lagging then I'm a pansy! Nice job bro.
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05-30-2012, 07:08 PM
Thanks bro...I used to DB press with 90lbs for sets of 10 no problem. I might try them earlier in my workout to get a better idea of where I'm at.Originally Posted by LiveToLift
05-31-2012, 03:38 PM
I tried Fat Smack XR with a glass of water again this morning. After about 15 minutes I started feeling the stomach warming, but nothing uncomfortable. With a small sip of almond milk I was able to stop any further warming and it went away shortly after. I think I'll take it with a glass of water followed by a sip of almond milk from now on.
Muscle Marinade came up big for me today because I didn't get much sleep last night and woke up exhausted. By the time I got to the gym it had fully kicked in and I was ready to lift. I ended up doing more back work than usual since I didn't have biceps in the mix and got to the gym early.
Lat Pulldown (wide grip)
Seated Cable Row
V-Bar Lat Pulldown
Machine Row (underhand grip)
My muscles were looking pretty full today, but maybe a little less than yesterday. I took 2 caps of Slinshot before breakfast and I'm gonna try another 2 before dinner. I'm thinking about dosing 3 caps with only one high carb meal tomorrow. If I like that approach I'll stick with it and get a few more days out of the bottle.
05-31-2012, 03:40 PM
Nice numbers for weight and volume in those workouts bud! Keep it up!
>SNS-Glycophase<Serious Nutrition Solutions Rep
05-31-2012, 03:47 PM
3 caps a day will get you 30 days worth.Originally Posted by breezy11
05-31-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks brother! They should only get better...at least that's the plan.Originally Posted by Celorza
05-31-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm gonna pick one meal a day starting tomorrow.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-31-2012, 04:02 PM
Yeah we need a 180 ct bottle.Originally Posted by breezy11
05-31-2012, 04:09 PM
That'd be cool as long as it didn't get too expensive.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
05-31-2012, 05:54 PM
Day 4 workout note:
I forgot to mention that I was sweating my ass off by the 2nd set of deads. I usually don't sweat a lot without cardio, but I was covered by the time I left.
05-31-2012, 05:55 PM
Right.Originally Posted by breezy11
06-01-2012, 03:26 PM
I weighed 200.2lbs this morning. That's down a little from a few days ago, but still +1lb overall. I think I was holding extra water before, and my weight gain is back in line with what I expected. A sip of almond milk didn't do the trick with my morning dose of Fat Smack like it did yesterday. I needed some additional "cow" milk to put out the fire. I'm gonna try a spoonful of Greek yogurt tomorrow, and if that doesn't work I'll keep using regular milk. I omitted Slinshot from my morning supplements, but took everything else before heading to the gym.
I had an arm focused workout this morning. With the D-pol/MM combo I had a decent pump going by the half way point of my routine.
Close Grip Bench
Reverse Grip Bench
Standing Cable Curl (single arm)
DB Incline Overhead Ext. (20-30 sec rest intervals)
Tri Pushdown (machine)
Preacher Curl (machine)
Overhead Cable Curl
(20 sec rest)
I'm holding off on my Slinshot dosing until tonight. I'll be taking 2-3 caps depending on the final carb total of my dinner. For the rest of the bottle I'm going to try once daily use. I eat so many carbs that its tough to pick when I should use it.
I don't know if it has anything to do with the supplements, but I've been in a great mood today. I'm usually in a decent mood anyways, but I'm feeling particularly great. I seem to have a little extra energy that hasn't been there. If the stack turns out to have any small part in how I'm feeling the next few weeks should be fun.
06-01-2012, 03:56 PM
Maybe it's FS XR.
06-01-2012, 04:11 PM
That just reminded me to take my afternoon cap...thanks.Originally Posted by AaronJP1
Yeah I don't know what it is about today. It'd be great if it continues though.
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