ORIGIN: Rising From A New Beginning - Genomyx Sponsored Log
- 01-29-2013, 12:29 AM
- 01-29-2013, 12:37 AM
01-29-2013, 08:04 PM
DAY 17: CHEST/TRIS
Splitting the arms back up since I'm re-incorporating legs back into my routine. I don't have my workout sheet on me (couldn't find it) so I'm doing this from memory. Took 2.5 scoops of Origin this time and then waited about 30 minutes before heading to the gym.
FLAT DB BENCHPRESS: 50x15 75x10,10,10,10
INCLINE BARBELL PRESS: 45x10 95x10,10,10 105x10
MACHINE FLYS: 150x10 175x10,10 145x10
DB PULLOVER: 65x10 70x10,10,10
TRICEP PUSHDOWN: 100x10,10,10,10
NO-ATTACHMENT PUSHDOWN: 10x10,10,10,10 (ea. arm)
Focus was locked in from the moment I stepped into the gym. Headphones in, hoodie up, went to work. Energy was nice and smooth and lasted throughout the whole workout. The thing that I find strange is that I'm so used to pump products and feeling that sense of a pump during my workout. I know that pumps aren't indicators of good workouts... just look at my leg workout. I hadn't lifted legs for awhile and the pumps during squats were painful once I hit 195lbs. I felt like my chest workout last night wasn't very beneficial because I didn't "feel the pump" during any of the chest exercises... well turns out I wake up today and the DOMS are as present as ever. ! Success!
01-29-2013, 08:24 PM
GENOMYX ORIGIN: MIDPOINT REVIEW
We all know that sad sad feeling we get when we open our preworkout container and notice that its almost gone well I'm quickly approaching that point with ORIGIN and I wish it wasn't the case. I know a midpoint review write up won't be as entertaining as the video I had planned on shooting, but I'm definitely planning on wrapping up this log with a final video review.
I've gone through a plethora of preworkouts before and I'm always amazed at how different they can all taste. Even though they are all uniquely named "Fruit Punch" or "Blue Raspberry" they never quite end up tasting the same. And a lot of times the taste may not even end up being something we like, but we know we must forcefully choke it down because of the benefits it yields us when we are in the gym. Origin is actually a delicious treat that I look forward to drinking as much as I look forward setting foot into the gym. I initially started off with 1 scoop in about 10oz. of water and moved to 2 scoops in 12-16oz. of water and now I'm up to about 2.5 scoops around 16 oz. of water. The flavor is nice and sweet, which I prefer, with no blandness or bad aftertaste. Although my container was not actually labeled, the flavor is distinctly very much cherry which is quite refreshing and a different change of pace for supplement flavorings out of the tried and true fruit punches and blue raspberries. And it seems like no matter how much water I add, the flavor continues to stay the same. Its almost like drinking a red Powerade with a bit more sweetness to it. Its definitely easy going down and its hard to slow yourself down and savor the flavor because its just that good!
A quick couple of shakes and everything dissipates easily, turning your shaker cup into a nice shade of deep maroon. There is some slightly fizziness/bubbles that float on the top but after a few more shakes or just letting it sit for a minute those will disappear. Drinking it down I did not detect any particles or clumps. Nice and smooth.
In my opinion the energy I get from Origin seems to take a little longer to come "on" than with other drinks I've tried. This is not a big deal, especially when I live 5 minutes from my gym and I usually take Origin prior to getting all of my stuff ready for the gym. Usually around the post-30 minute mark is when I finally get to it and the energy comes on very clean. A trend that I have started to notice amongst preworkout drinks is that while there are varying degrees to when the energy kicks in and how hard it kicks in, there is rarely a crash anymore post workout. This is true of Origin. The energy comes on very clean and stays with you throughout your workout. Once you are done it tapers back down to baseline and you are left with just your endorphin-high from a successful workout.
Probably the highlight of what I have felt so far from Origin. Mind-muscle connection establishes itself as quick as the energy kicks in when you begin your warmup. Felt like I had horse blinders on. I could hear myself in my head telling me to focus on each contraction and stretch of the muscle group that was being worked instead of just blindly flying through the workout and not paying attention to my own body. It really makes you work those muscles to their full extent ensuring that you are performing each rep to the best of your ability. I have used Craze in the past and while it gets praiseworthy attention for the mind-muscle connection, I feel that Origin far exceeds it. It lasts longer and I felt like I could have stayed in the gym for hours.
ENDURANCE & RECOVERY
The second highlight for Origin. Without typing a book here... the DOMS I feel are drastically reduced in time by almost a day (I usually feel the sorest from my workouts 2 days after working a certain muscle group). With ORIGIN I'm sore after the first day and then ready to go again by day 2. In the gym I found myself requiring less recovery time in between sets and able to push myself a little farther with each set. This effect has built itself up over the course of me taking Origin and I look for it to continue at an even greater pace as I go into the 2.5-3 scoops preworkout dosage.
01-29-2013, 11:46 PM
Outstanding review as usual DJ. Can't wait for the video of final review and the candid-ness. (Is that a word ???)
I started a new log at:
01-30-2013, 09:28 PM
01-31-2013, 08:17 PM
DAY 18: BACK & BIS
Woke up. Got a haircut. Threw 2 scoops of Origin into a shaker cup I had just filled up with a bottle of water along with 6g of CM and 1g of Agmatine, just to experiment I forgot my headphones at home and was kind of bummed about that but knew that I had work to do.
NEUTRAL GRIP PULL UPS: BWx8,6,4,4 (fast up, squeeze, slow down, deadhang)
BENT OVER ROWS: 135x12,10 115x10,8 95x10,8
STANDING CABLE LAT PULLOVER: 45x10 50x10 55x10 60x10 25x15,20
LAT PULLDOWN: DROPSET 120x12 100x10 85x12 70x15 55x20
ONE-ARM DB ROW: 50x10 55x8 60x7 70x6
SEATED NARROW GRIP CABLE ROW: 120x8,8,8,8
RACK PULLS: 135x15 225x12 275x10 315x8 365x6 225x10
HAMMER CURLS: 30x10 35x10 40x8 30x10 (ea. hand)
STRAIGHT BAR CURL: 60x10,10
CABLE REVERSE CURL: 40x12,12 50x10,10
Focus was great. I went through this workout surprisingly fast. Origin had me zoned in and focused even without music in my ears. Didn't really feel much in terms of pump until I got to the bicep routines. Walked out feeling great... didn't think I'd even come close to 365 for rack pulls. Should have attempted 405! Last time I did that was quite a few years ago!
01-31-2013, 08:39 PM
I started a new log at:
01-31-2013, 08:54 PM
02-01-2013, 08:30 PM
02-04-2013, 09:53 PM
DAY 19: SHOULDERS
Don't have the sheet in front of me. Going from memory...
DB SEATED SHOULDER PRESS: 55x10,10,8 50x10
DB SHRUGS: 95x10,10,10 100x10 75x12 55x20
FRONT RAISES: 25x10,10,10,10
LATERAL RAISES: 25x10 20x10,10 25x10
UPRIGHT ROWS: 70x10,10,10,10
REAR DELT FLYS: 30x10 25x10 20x10 25x10
REAR DELT FLY MACHINE: 130x10,10,10,10 100x6 75x8
02-04-2013, 09:58 PM
DAY 20: LEGS
Didn't sleep very well prior to workout so took 2.5 scoops of ORIGIN as soon as I got up so I could be awake and focused in the gym.
BARBELL BACK SQUATS: 135x10,10 185x8,6 205x4 225x2,2,2,2 235x2 135x15
SEATED CALF RAISE: 90x10,10,10,10
HAMSTRING CURLS: 100x10,10,10,10,10 something strange going on with my left leg. Halfway through pulling the pad up I can feel something "click" or "pop" right at the crease of my left leg where I've been feeling pain from running. Not sure what that is...
LEG EXTENSIONS: 115x10,10,10,10
LEG PRESS: 175x100 This absolutely sucked! I don't know how you guys (fu/cheda) can do it! I was fine through the first 50 reps. Did 5 sets of 10 initially. Started feeling the burn near the 35 rep mark. The funny thing was, it wasn't my legs that started to hurt... it was my lower back and my toes/feet that started to cramp up! As much as I tried to hold the weight in position at the top I just couldn't do it. I had to let my legs down and shake them out before going back at it again. I managed to get through a 100 and once I got up I had a hard time walking lol. Felt great though and was a good way to end the workout.
02-04-2013, 11:32 PM
Yeaaaa century finisher! Solid workout ! The origin really helped u with lack of sleep?? I coulda used that today!
02-05-2013, 12:17 AM
It took a long time for me to get to a 100 with my stocky legs. I can't imagine how tough it probably was for you with long legs. I did a lot of rest pause in the beginning. You are right, it is not your leg that gives first. It is your lower back. I only do it once in a while. Like climbing a mountain. It feels great when you do it, but not practical to do it every workout.
I literally have to crawl out on my hands and knees when I finish. Great fun !
I started a new log at:
02-05-2013, 12:39 AM
02-05-2013, 12:44 AM
02-05-2013, 10:45 AM
02-05-2013, 04:29 PM
02-05-2013, 07:31 PM
02-05-2013, 07:39 PM
02-05-2013, 07:48 PM
DAY 21: CHEST/TRIS
3 scoops. Threw in some agmatine for the pumps. Picked up my workout partner and went to the gym. Had a really good day today. Was impressed with some of the #s I threw up because I wasn't expecting some of the weight I was using. Would have liked to had hit one accessory chest movement and some tricep pushdowns but my workout partner had a conference call with his work and we had to leave early. Still had a good day regardless.
BARBELL INCLINE PRESS: 45x10 115x10 125x10 135x10 155x4+1assist
DB INCLINE FLIES: 40x10 45x5 35x8,8 DS 25x6
BARBELL BENCHPRESS: 95x10 135x10 155x10 185x6 165x8,6+2assist
SKULLCRUSHERS: 70x10,8 75x6,6
TRICEP ROPE SEPARATION: 25x10 30x10 25x10,10
NO ATTACHMENT PULLEY PUSHDOWN (CABLE KICKBACK): 10x10 15x10,7 10x10 5x20
Chest feels tight and roasted. Pumps came on strong during the rope separation. I'm glad to see some of the poundage moved during the incline barbell press since I usually do everything with dumbbells. I'd like to start working with more weight/volume on the incline barbell press... and then I was surprised to see that I could go heavier than I was anticipating when it came time for the flat barbell benchpress. Still not into the 200s but I'll get back there eventually.
02-05-2013, 08:01 PM
02-13-2013, 07:50 PM
Final video review will be done on Saturday as long as my camera phone decides not to act a fool.
02-21-2013, 09:55 PM
Well besides my phone ****ing up and a few things happening here at home I wasn't able to get it done last weekend. I'm gonna aim for Mon/Tues next week. I was out of the gym for a few days and still have a few doses to go so I didn't want to wrap things up until I was done with it! It'll be a quick video... but I can just post out my final review here is thats preferred. Not even sure who is still waiting around for it!
02-25-2013, 04:53 PM
02-25-2013, 05:56 PM
02-26-2013, 05:11 PM
03-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Well I obviously did not get around to posting the video in the timeframe I had described. I had some issues with my phone again and I've already ordered a new one. However, during last week it was my intention to do a written final review but I was too busy at work (hospital) to even manage to sit down to have it written out... this was followed by a weekend trip to Columbus for the Arnold Classic, and now that I'm back home its back to work. I'm currently working right now, but if the evening affords me the time to do so I'll write up my final review here sometime tonight.
03-06-2013, 07:05 AM
03-10-2013, 08:46 PM
I'll have a surprise for you guys in a bit
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