Much Thanks to the reps of Formutech Nutrition for allowing me to evaluate and log both Volatile and endurance. I was fortunate enough to try GF-AMA and was very pleased with it. I am sure these 2 products will be just as great as the AMA.
Let me also apologize for the long opening statement.
As for me, a wonderful 40 yrs young, am an HR Professional for the Medical Device space here in Massachusetts. I hold a BS Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from FSU; Go Noles! I also ran a Vitamin World during my college days.
I fell into training when I was 17, the typical 145 lb, 5’8” twig and progressed from there. Years later I moved to Miami and started training under the wisdom of Dodd Romero and got bit by the competition bug.
It has been a few years since I last competed but am setting my sites on a show or 2 over the summer of 2013. As of this past weekend I have cleaned up my diet, egg whites, fruits, veggies, rice,salads, lean meats, protein shakes with the only true processed sugars coming from ½ a cup of flavored oatmeal mixed with 1 cup of natural oatmeal. True deserts will be reserved from Fri and Sat, can’t go completely cold turkey.
Now onto the show….
Goodies arrived yesterday and of course couldn’t wait until day to try them.I like the packaging, Black bottles seem to be the new look. Never truly crazy about “Super blends” where the individual ingredients are not broken down, I feel this is critical with things like Caffeine and Creatine.
My plan is Volatile pre workout of course and Endurance perhaps before bed but am open to this. After my workout I take 70 gms of Waxy maize, 40-50gms of Whey or Beef protein and I figure if I were to add the BCAA’s to this drink, it may be overkill.
So I woke up at the butt crack of Dawn aka 5:00 AM as my body has still not re-calibrated with the time going back. Took one scoop of Volatile and stirred this in water. I am not a caffeine-aholic so I usually stick to one scoop of PWOs
Taste – 4/5, nice and light but did have a little “chemicalness” to it…Beta Alanine maybe?
Mixability – 4/5, after spooning this there was still some sediment at the bottom but nothing to complain.
At about 35 minutes started feeling some tingling in my ears, sounds weird but I get this with other PWO’s as well. Jumped on the treadmill for 15 mins to warm up, 4.0 mph and decided to do some legs.
I have a home gym so I try to make do with what I have, Powertec half cage, bench, leg extensions, DB’s and power bands.
I do legs 2x a week, emphasis on quads one day and hams the other.
Today being Hams.
4 sets of leg extensions
7 sets of stiff legged dead lifts; straight bar
3 sets of lunges
4 sets of crunches
4 sets of leg scissors
4 sets of left elbow/right knee….right elbow/left knee crunches
I must admit, although I was not flying on caffeine high I did like the nice boost of energy that got me through this workout. (Generally workout on an empty stomach aside from a PWO, Fat burner ot cup of coffee) but I definitely felt good, lifts felt strong.
Day one complete. My apologies for the long windedness but I like to paint the best picture. I love interaction on my logs so feel free to chime in on my diet, lifts or anything else.
Make it a Great Day!