Mkretz colors up his bulk with controlled labs purple wraath and blue gene
- 07-15-2012, 10:55 PM
Mkretz colors up his bulk with controlled labs purple wraath and blue gene
First off HUGE Thanks to one of my favorite companies, controlled labs for a chance to lo two great products.
for those of you that don't know, purple wraath is a pre/intraworkout that includes BCAAs and EAAs as well as citrulline malate, beta alanine and betaine, all of which are great for pre and during a workout. I have used purple wraath and the past and have loved it and had great results with it o I am lookin forward to nothin less.
Blue Gene is more f an anabolic product and growth hormone igniter. I have tried other gh boosters in the past including hgh pro, and powefull but have never really used a anablic actiator type product so I am very interested in this product and if it is like basically all other controlled labs products im sure i'll love it.
My training style will be 1 explosive or power movement at the beginning of each workout followed by other exercises in the 8-15 rep rane focusing on slow negatives with explosive contractions and constant tension on the target muscle with lots of squeezing to really exhaust the muscle. MY split will be chest/tris, back/bis, shoulders/traps, arms, legs, with abs and calves every other day. I am taking a summer class so I tend to do my studyin while on the eliptical because i will fall aleep if i sit down to do it lol so my "cardio" is usually pretty high (some day i dont study), but I will try to counteract that with extra calories.
nutrition- I am following the lean gains eating stlye where you try to fast for 16 hours and eat for 8......with the way my scheule is I end up eatin most of my calories in a bout a 3-4 hour window with basically one big meal sometimes. Calories vary from about 3600-4100 on weight training days, depending on cardio. ( i also tend to ride my bike around alot instead of driving when I can) On off days I shoot for 2400-2600 depending on activity, sometimes will even go as high as 3000
- 07-15-2012, 11:01 PM
I took 5 blue gene before my leg workout yest. just like the directions say, adn took 1.5 scoop of purple wraath pre/intra workout with another .5 scoop after..........I had a shaky workout, my mind was all over, however I feel like I still did a decent job. After leg workouts I am usually EXTREMELY sore and very sore for days......today I am sore but not even close to as sore as normal, this really amazed me becuase recovery i usually my biggest issue. Also my nutrition was not great yet, i had a party and really only ate a bunch of chicken finer pizza, some cottage cheese, and sum chicken sausae, and my recovery was still great! So so far im loving this stack althouh it has only been a day lol. I will try to write down my entire workout as much as possible but right now I do not relaly have the time, sorry, it is a busy week for me this week ..........
today I took 5 blue gene midday since it was an off day.... calories are only at 2200 today becuase i was up late and goin to bed early with no workout........tomorrow will be a very busy day and a workout day so i will probably be somewhere around 4000 calories! lookin forward to a reat chest/tris workout now that im fresh! :-)
07-16-2012, 07:55 PM
07-16-2012, 07:56 PM
Interested how the blue gene made you feel. You can usually feel it's clean, jitter-less energy from the first dose.
07-16-2012, 08:57 PM
07-16-2012, 10:10 PM
I'm in here. Interested to see how it pans out so I know what I'm in for
07-16-2012, 11:58 PM
Took my blue gene about 40 min before my workout today and used about 1.5 scoops of purple wraath pre/intra, with another .5 scoops post.
btw purple wraath tate amazing lol....it is purple lemondade flavor, i had the grape in the past and i am a sucker for grape so i did like that better but they are both delish!
I did chest/tris today - tarted off a little shake due to some issues on my mind....about half way through the workout my mind cleared and was able to focus better on my workout.
started off the workout wiht banded bench as my power movement for sets of 6 and a few sets of 3.
then did a plyo type pres on the smith machine to build eplosiveness, etting the bar o up as high as i could pre it.
then went into hypertrophy work, workin in the 8-15 rep range. I did......
incline db bench, dips, db pres w/twist, machine flys, db flys ss pullovers, rev grip smith pre, guiotinne smith press, db overhead ext, tricep ext machine, dip machine ss cg pushups, rev grip pushdown ss reg pushdown....I also then did about 125 rep of revere crnche on a decline bench relaly focuin on contration, took me about 6 or 7 sets.
I forot a pen to write down my weights that is why I did not put them down. I will try to put them down in the future. Overall reat enery, too early to comment on much else, will let u know hwo recovery is tomorrow!.....tomorrow will be back/bis/calves
07-18-2012, 12:52 AM
today's workout was back/bis......much better focus today, had energy throuhout a very long workout....also ot a coment from a friend at the ym that i was lookin good, so that felt good.
rev banded rack pulls
rev band bent over row
185x15 loose form
225x15 looe form
245x12 bad form lol
1 arm db row
80x10 ok reps
90x10 drop 60x15 drop 45x15
tbar row using 25 lb plates for greater ROM
75x12 all reps uper strict
85x10 drop 75x10 drop 60x 15+10
rev rip banded hammer strenth pull down
no band 90x12 drop 70x15 drop 50x25
banded front pulldown
no band 85x8 drop 70x10
chest supported row 3 sets drop on last set
str8 arm pulldown 40 x 15 x 3 upersetted with alt 1 arm lat pulldown 50x12x3
rev preacher barbell curl
40x4 x 5 sets 10 sec rest
25x10 drop 15x15
lying cable curl
high cable curl 3 sets 10-15
few neative one arm preacher machine sets for 5 reps
07-18-2012, 01:11 AM
A whole heck of a lot of volume in that workout! Good idea about the smaller diameter plates for T-Bar row for great ROM... can't believe I never thought of that! Next time ! Nice work!
07-18-2012, 03:31 PM
07-19-2012, 12:33 AM
07-19-2012, 12:37 AM
tday was an "off" day, but still got some cadio and abs in as well as ridin my bike around and wrked all day..because f this I still kept cals at approx. 3000.
took blue gene befre my ab workout and was extremely focused throughout, Als drank purple wraath during. I did roman chair leg raises, hanging side raises, standin cable crunch, decline crunch, leg raises off a bench, and ab roll outs.....very solid wrkout.....
reovery has been e****lent and feel like I recover faster between sets as well......looking forward to more results!
07-19-2012, 01:47 PM
This is going great. I find BG helps alot when doing volume/hypertrophy style training, with the addition of Purple WRAATH you become quite anabolic. I also feel very focused when using BG too, it has a non-stim type of energy that is amazing.
Keep up the great work, your log motivates me!
07-19-2012, 11:49 PM
07-19-2012, 11:51 PM
thanks alot, yea i def. get the focus from it, workouts have been pretty long lately and still able to push through, glad I can motivate man. I also notice that my recvery the net day hasnt really changed much but i def recver quickers betwen sets, i have been tryin t nly rest 30 seconds between sets and still maintain a decent amount f trenth and so far din pretty good.....keeps me focused on the workout
07-19-2012, 11:59 PM
today was shoulders/traps/calves
power movement was cleans....put 25lb plates n but put it on a 45lb plate n each side so its lower down than a nrmal 45 lb but higher than jsut the 25.
Also, i have been doing alot more cardio this week becaue i am doing an eating challenge this weekend so i think that took a little bit f a toll on my eplosivenes n my clean, my legsfeel pretty fatigued.
strict standing overhead press
75x7 + 3
push press 115x5x2
strict db lat. raises focusin n cnstand tension and slow negatives, the drop set burned so bad haha
15x8+4 ( cheat on the positive, cntrl the negative)
15x7+5 drop 10 x 12 + hold!
35x8 drp 25x4 20x6
then did leanin laterals, behind the head smith, rope face pulls, bent over rear laterals.
for traps i did rev banded shrugs ( love these, u et such a good contractiion at the top of the motin.
then did 1 arm smith rev. banded shrugs, relaly isolates each trap, with a god queeze
then did standing calf raises and calf machine press..............sorry about my typing btw.....my keyboard likes to stick
07-21-2012, 11:00 PM
did alot of cardio today and also a leg workout because of an eating challenege i did. 4lb burer and 3lb fries in 30 min! killed it and actually had some oreos and strawberries in a choclate fountain an da piece of cake about 1.5 hours later.....needless to say, cheat day lol, will probably drop carbs/cals a little lower tomorrow but be back on it come tues.
07-22-2012, 02:26 PM
Awesome!!! Yup, so many people go heavy on back movements, when in reality it's the squeeze and contraction that will build it IME
07-23-2012, 12:03 AM
chest/tris/abs today.....solid worout, had lots of energy, probably fom the 7lbs of food yest. lol
explosive smith bench 85x10x3
dips x 13
x8 RP to 15
45lb 5 negatives
90x9 drop 70x6 50x8
stretch flys ss db overhead ext.
all reps were done slow negative eplosive positives. on all exercises
db over head ext.
45x7 drop 35x7
rev grip skull crusher
35x7 all of these i did presses after wards
1 arm db neutral grip ext 3 set f 10 , some foced reps
rope pressdown 4 sets f 15
all sets done with around 30 seconds rest...... s purple wraath i on full display for quick recovery.
feet in handles lower ab rev crunch on cable machine, 10 sets!!!
rope crunches 5x25 reps
side twists cable station 4 x 15 each side great clean energy aain, was extremely focused and felt really good, i lost some weight lastweek cuz i cut some calories ettin ready for the eatin challenge, but hope to put that back on now
07-24-2012, 12:44 AM
did a few ifferent things than last week for back/bis o cant really compare weight but felt pretty strong and once again very focused with ood recoery between sets.
Rev band DL
rev band bent over row
loose form - 185x15
t bar row - ery strict with slow negatives and queezes, using 25lb plates for greater ROM.
95x12! drp 60x15
banded 1 arm hammer row 4 sets last set no band with a drop
banded rev grip pulldwn 4 sets last st no bad with drop
high cable row 3 sets
rev grip pull up ss barbell curl 3 sets
wide grip ez bar cable curl
standing twist curl all 3 sets witha drop on last set!
still dsing the same 1.5 scoops purple wraath ppre/during - ivin me reat recoery between my short rest perids, and 5 blue gene aboue 40-60 min beofre my workout!!!
did soem extra cario today plus it was a back day s calories are around 4100 today!
07-25-2012, 12:49 AM
off day today so i did not ue any purple wraath but did take 5 blue ene abut midday and felt ery upbeat all day been while tuck at wrk loner than i expected
07-25-2012, 10:49 PM
07-25-2012, 11:57 PM
Sorry, I must have missed this thread...good log so far how is the supplements treating you?Originally Posted by mkretz
07-26-2012, 12:27 AM
s far so god, i get a ery good focus i think frm the blue gene....the purple wraath has def. helped my recoery between sets, sometimes i feel like i could go forever lol
07-26-2012, 12:43 PM
07-26-2012, 12:57 PM
07-26-2012, 09:42 PM
07-26-2012, 09:53 PM
today was another good workout....chest/arms, how can that be a bad w/o lol
pumps were pretty good today ince yest. was a high carb day
banded towel bench
cable incline fly ss incline DB bench
12.5 3 sets for flys with 25lb db (chest was sht from the flys, cable fly work sooo good when ureally squeeze at the top)
decline fly ss decline db bench
3 sets 25lb db x 15 for flys and 15-10 for presses
pumps were incredible from these supersets with short rests
assisted dips.....3 sets drop set n last set.
cable flys 3 sets 15
ez bar oerhead cable seated ext. x 4 sets drop on last set
10 drop 10 drop 10 reps x 3 sets 50, 42.5,35 lbs.
one arm cable behind head ext x 3 ets with forced reps on last two sets to 15
banded hammer strength preacher curl
25x8 +2 slow negs
30x4 + 4 slow negs.....these killled me! incredible cntraction with the band
wide grip ez bar cable curl
30x15-10 with drop on last set, 3 sets
cable ez bar curl
30x10 drop 25x 6
one arm preacher curl
3 sets of 10 with frced reps on last 2 sets
high cable curl
3 sets 15 drop on last set
07-27-2012, 10:47 AM
Thoughts on PW/BG so far? Wanna know what I'm in store for!
07-27-2012, 11:47 PM
not completely sure on purple wraath's effect on post workout recoery however intraworkout it really shines.....i am able t keep a much quicker pace with shorter rest periods as lon as i stay focused, and it tastes great....you are goin t love this stack! it is top notch jut like all controlled labs products, witha little white flood and green mag id be all set lol
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