You got your Purple WRAATH on my Blue Genes! (sponsored log)
- 07-17-2012, 10:59 AM
You got your Purple WRAATH on my Blue Genes! (sponsored log)
First off I want to give a huge thanks, to Controlled Labs for letting me log these two products. They continue to be an outstanding company that excels in developing cutting edge products and great customer service, and have become one of the main companies I continue to purchase supplements from.
Now onto the log! The log will be off one of Controlled labs better known products, Purple WRAATH there EAA/BCAA product. And one of there lesser known products BLUE GENE, which in particular I'm interested in as its a type of product I've never really tried before. Both products I'm sure will blow my mind as has any product I have tried from Controlled Labs and that list isn't small consisting off White Flood, Green Magnitude, Orange Oximega, Orange Triad, Gold Feast, and samples of Reduction AM/PM and I must say I have ceased to be amazed.
Age - 23
Lifting Experience - ~5 years
Height - 6'3
Weight - 197
BF% - 9.2% (as of 3 weeks ago haven't check recently but relatively close to this if not a little higher)
My training regimen is a little bit odd, as I have developed it for my lifestyle and the availability I have to a gym and how much volume I like to use. The breakdown was taken in part from Layne Nortons Power/Hyperthrophy Routine, but highly adjusted. Basically I lift M-F I don't have access to a gym on the weekends so I get all my work in during the week, with the occasional sprint work on the weekend. The breakdown for the each day is as follows.
Monday - High Volume, Upper-Body with emphasis towards hypertrophy.
Tuesday - High Volume, Lower-Body with emphasis towards hypertrophy.
Wednesday-Friday - Choose one main compound lift and focus on that lift with some thrown in accessory work for what has been lacking of late or what I feel the need for that day. Generally I choose one of the following compound lifts depending, on the day or week I rotate a lot of them in.
Bench, Deadlifts, Squats, Front Squats, Power Cleans, Clean to Press, Military Press
My training routine is a bit weird, but it's what works for me I like working out all 5 days and this has helped me do that and not get too worn out, my Monday and Tuesdays are hell a lot of supersets and compound sets. While my last 3 days of the week I really focus on one main compound lift and throw in some accessory work not as much volume but usually heavier weights as well.
I will be following Lean Gains/IF during this stage I have been doing it for about 3 weeks and really enjoy it, on workout days i eat anywhere from 3200-3500 and on non workout days or weekends anywhere from 2200-2500 calories My maintenance is right about 3,000. I've had good results so far with this style of dieting, and really enjoy the bigger meals and freedom and sticking to a set feeding window I feel like it eliminates a lot of snacking.
Id lay out a normal day of my nutrition but I don't think anyone really cares, I don't eat that strict and I get results nothing cutting edge but I will try to post some Food Porn every now and then of my meals to liven up this thread!
While logging these products I will only be using these two products along with a few staples.
Blue Gene- 5 tablets either 60 minutes pre workout or with first meal of non workout day.
Purple WRAATH- One scoop intra-workout, or sipped throughout day of non workout day
Muscle Marinade (occasionally when I need a pick-me-up)
Just wanted to give some starting lifts, I'm not strong nor will I ever be unless I really commit to bulking at 197 pounds at 6'3 I'm hardly big either but I lift for getting into the best shape possible, I run a lot in my free time and workout hard.
DB Flat Bench- 90x3
Pullups (consecutively BW)-16
Dips (consecutively BW)-24
So now that those awful stats are out there we can move on!
I began my dosing yesterday but internet was down so my first workout will be posted after this from yesterday!
- 07-17-2012, 10:59 AM
INITIAL THOUGHTS/FIRST WORKOUT
Monday- 7/16/2012 Upper Body Volume Workout
Weight- 197 pounds
Initial Thoughts- Dosed my Blue Gene 60 minutes pre-workout didn't feel any noticeable effects in the time period before gym, dosed my muscle marinade 15 minutes pre workout and went to gym. Sipped on Purple WRAATH intra-workout and I must say the flavor is delicious I've only ever tried xtend and this easily trumps xtend in flavor and mix-ability just a perfectly smooth flavor not too much but a perfect taste and it mixed perfectly after i chilled in the fridge for a little bit.
Warm-up- I always do a 5-10 minute warm up
Jump Rope-2 minutes
Dynamic Stretching- 5 minutes
Foam Rolling- 2 minutes
T-Bar Rows- 135x12, 180 x 5, 225 x 5, 245 x 5
DB Row- 80x10, 90x12, 100x12 (gym only goes to 100lbs, easily could do more)
Weighted Chin-ups- BW(+25)x12, BW(+25)x10, BWx13
DB Flat Bench- 60x12, 70x5, 80x5, 85x5, 90x3
Dips- BW(+45)x12, BW(+45)x10, BWx17
DB Flyes- 35x12, 40x10, 40x8
Shrugs- 225x15, 245x14, 265x12
Close-Grip Bench- 135x12, 155x8, 165x8
EZ Bar Bicep Curl- 75x12, 80x10, 80x8
Pushups- 3 sets to failure
I felt fantastic throughout this workout, better then I have in a while and I'm not just saying that. I took Friday, Saturday, Sunday off and came back ready to hit the weights but my endurance was through the roof for whatever reason (blue gene, or Purple WRAATH?) I found I was moving through sets very quickly with weight that's usually tough with little fatigue. Usually I finish off the water bottle I bring and fill it up like 2-3 times but I finished the Purple Wraath after about 20 minutes and didn't refill my water the rest of the day just kept burning through sets without getting tired, or the need for a break. It felt great whatever the reason was behind it, I left dripping sweat but felt like I could still do more but knowing how much volume I did I decided it was time to leave.
On a side note I threw in some other exercises in that workout, forearms and random pullups but that was the bulk of it.
GREAT FIRST DAY!!
Will update with lower body today!
- 07-17-2012, 11:00 AM
07-17-2012, 11:14 AM
07-17-2012, 11:24 AM
07-17-2012, 03:46 PM
I also need 15 loggers for REDuction POWDERS OR TABS & our new RAZ product. Get them both for free and sign up, run a good log and review
07-17-2012, 03:50 PM
07-17-2012, 04:30 PM
And I deffinately feel the mood effects of Blue Gene and PW past two days really got me in the mood to lift, will post up todays workout later tonight once I rest a bit!
07-17-2012, 06:23 PM
07-17-2012, 06:24 PM
07-17-2012, 08:45 PM
LOL J/K ! I knew what you were trying to say but I think you forgot a word! I'm in on this log as well. Looks I'll be bringing up the rear in this log as you fellas will be about 2/3rd of the way done before I get started on mine!
07-17-2012, 10:28 PM
07-17-2012, 10:36 PM
DAY 2- Lower Body Volume
ATG Squats-135x12, 225x12, 245x8, 275x5, 315x3, 185x24
Felt decent on squats was only planning on doing 3 working sets, but didn't like how my 315x3 went so did a burn out set of 185 for 24 and man were my legs burning.
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts-135x10, 185x1x 205x8
Leg Press- 360x14, 450x12, 540x8
DB Lunges- 55lb each hand walk across gym and back 3 times
Leg Extension- 225x10, 250x8(maxed out machine)
Donkey Calf Raises- 180x12, 225x12, 250x8
Physio ball Leg curls/Bridges- 12 curls each leg followed by 20 second hold each leg in bridge
Workout was decent, felt good energy throughout but kept getting distracted sipped on Purple Wraath throughout and had Blue gene ~90 minutes pre lift. Was also dealing with a little bit of lower back tightness so this wasn't an easy workout to complete, but nonetheless got through it weight was a bit down across the board but that's fine.
Wasn't able to get 3k+ cals in only got to about 2500-2600 but tommorow is an off day and will just consume a bit more.
07-17-2012, 11:00 PM
07-17-2012, 11:02 PM
07-18-2012, 12:42 AM
07-18-2012, 10:44 AM
I love doing legs but man there stubborn some times!
Today is an off day my whole body is sore, looking foward to deadlift day tommorow though!
07-18-2012, 03:56 PM
07-18-2012, 10:39 PM
07-19-2012, 01:20 PM
Underestimated how sore my legs truly are even two days out, I'm not sure if it was because it was the first solid leg workout I did in like 12 days or just how I trained them that day but man I'm still very sore. Only thing I changed in that workout that was any different then normal was the leg press, after reading an article on how Leg press could be a viable mass gainer for legs I decided to give em a go and I didn't think they were gonna be that bad but man my legs burnt.
But anyways gotta rework today's workout since deads are out of question, probably gonna try to do deads tomorrow and make that a back day and today do some Chest/Shoulders maybe hit some more legs tomorrow too as planned if the soreness lets up a bit.
But so far feel good on both Blue Gene and Purple Wraath dosed Blue Gene in the morning yesterday and felt some mood effects and a bit of energy RR, referenced too so excited to see how this continues to pan out.
07-19-2012, 01:45 PM
Great to hear. Being sore is a good thing (even though with legs it kinda SUCKS sometimes ), it means your pushing yourself hard.
Glad to see you felt the mood effects and the energy, two of the highlights of Blue GENE IMO.
I agree with DJBean, you have really good numbers, 185x24?!?!?!?! ATG?!?!?!? No wonder your sore LOL
07-19-2012, 06:02 PM
Dynamic and static stretching
Notes: Spent a lot of time warming up really stiff from legs but managed to work out a good amount of the soreness with a good warmup
Barbell Incline Bench- 115x12, 135x8, 145x5, 155x5 Not my strong suit don't usually do these either but wanted to work them in.
DB Flat Bench- 70x12, 80x5, 85x5, 90x4 60x6(very slow negatives)
Push Press- 115x5, 135x5, 135x5 (shoulders are my main weakness I don't do them enough since I had shoulder problems in past from baseball)
Weighted Dips- BW(+25)x14, BW(+45)x12, BW(+45)x8
Arnold Press- 35x10, 40x8, 45x6
Shrugs- 100lb db each hand sets of 15
DB Front Raises- 25x12, 25x10, 25x10
Close-Grip Bench- 135x8, 145x6, 155x5
Then I threw in some forearm work and stretched to cap it off, numbers were mostly down across board but that's because I'm still a bit sore from earlier in the week. Still got a great pump and workout in, felt accomplished so that's all that really matters at least to me.
Supplement Notes: Continue to feel added endurance throughout workouts, mostly recovery between sets seems a bit faster today the weight wasn't as high as id like to be but intensity was there which is a nice sign. I've definitely been in a better lifting mood this week, might be attributed to Blue Gene or other factors but my drive and will power seems there.
07-19-2012, 06:28 PM
07-20-2012, 05:11 PM
Quick Notes: LEGS ARE STILL SORE! Mostly inner thighs but man it's a weird feeling haven't been this sore in a while I desperately need to start doing Yoga, or stretching a lot more as my flexibility is so poor. Probably just need to focus more on a better warmup, and a remember to stretch for 5-10 minutes after I'm done lifting. Life has been stressful lately but nothing the gym can't fix, or distract me from.
Dynamic Stretching/Static Stretching
Pullups- BWx12, BWx10 Quick to get the blood flowing
T-Bar Row- Started off and did 2 sets but didn't feel right so only did a few half assed sets and moved on
Yates Rows- 135x12, 155x10, 185x8
Sumo Deadlifts- 225x3, 315x1, 365x1, 385x1 wasn't really feeling deadlifts today so kinda just wanted to get into it but after I got them done it hit me with some new found energy and the rest of the workout went great. Legs are still so stiff so didn't push it, no PRs here just a normal workout.
Lat Pulldown- 145x12, 160x10, 175x9, 190x8
Single-Arm Pulldown- 55x8 each side, 60x8 each side, 60x8 each side These are really a favorite of mine, whenever I don't do DB Rows I make sure to do these really concentrate and you feel it on your whole lat and side great pump.
Threw in some seated rows and face pulls didn't track weight kinda just on a whim low weight focused on form and slow negatives.
Dumbell Incline Curl- 30x12, 35x10, 35x8
EZ Bar Curl- 65x12, 75x10, 85x8
Hammer Curls- 40x8, 40x8, 40x8
Honestly I'm one of the weird people that hate doing biceps I can't stand doing them I don't enjoy it for whatever reason, I love doing legs and hate doing biceps and abs I guess I'm weird.
Supplement Notes: Nothing new to note today dosed 5 blue gene 90 minutes pre workout this time with my pre workout meal gonna try with my pre workout drink next time. Sipped on purple wraath throughout my workout, and endurance continues to be good I've been able to amp up the volume and other then my legs being sore I've felt great.
Weekend is off for me, will probably just do some pullups and pushups throughout as I don't have access to gym will also probably do some sprints tomorrow or Sunday but we'll see.
07-20-2012, 06:49 PM
07-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Workout looking good. I tried those face-pull things once. I felt like a total goof having never done them before. Had the thing racked almost all the way to the top too lol. Gonna have to work on my form I suppose.
07-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Off day today and tomorrow and much needed at that contemplated doing some sprints today, but body needs a rest and rest is key!
Gonna hit the gym hard on Monday, more then likely gonna brutalize my legs again with some squats so I can't walk again for a whole week!
07-23-2012, 12:13 AM
07-23-2012, 10:10 AM
But I don't have access to gym on the weekends, so generally if I feel ambitious on the weekends I just do some sprints and maybe pushups/pullups and possibly yoga.
But back at it today for a heavy leg day can't wait! Not sure on my complete workout breakdown yet but gonna be good hopefully, will post back around 4 with results!
07-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Great workouts man. Glad to hear your spirits are high from the BG (potentially...maybe a combination of things but the BG can't hurt!)
I would def recommend some active recovery such as stretching... not only post workout but on off days too. The stiff/DOMs feeling will definitely be relieved and recovery enhanced when you stretch on off days!
I see a noticeable difference when I do qigong/tai chi on off days.
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