POWERMAXing out - Log
- 06-20-2013, 12:31 PM
Yea, i don't think I could ever think of fasting for that long. I did a carb cycle type diet where I'd essentially take them out completely for a few days and even that drained my energy and generally made me pissy as well. You're one of very few that isn't seeing energy from this as it's definitely got stims, especially at 2.5 scoops. I'm anxious to see if this changes when you're going in more fed.
- 06-20-2013, 03:20 PM
Yea while powermax is geared more for performance it def. should have enough stimulant effect to get a good workout, however i dont think it has enough caffeine or has enough stims to overcome a 24hr fast or being super depleted.
06-21-2013, 05:10 PM
Had a half day of work today so I got in a meal and a shake pwo. Took 2.5 scoops about 35min pre and that seemed to be the ticket. Felt great when I got to the gym, just an all around sense of well being as well as some decent energy. Today was my first leg day with powermax and let me just say that this stuff is perfect for a brutal leg workout. I just didn't want to stop. The best part was shoulders were after legs and I still had a ton in the tank to get some serious work in on them (they're my worst area by far). Overall a great workout and as usual solid endurance throughout. Actually had to force myself to leave ha.
06-21-2013, 05:33 PM
That's what we like to hear! Gotta love that endurance. I workout in the mornings before work and have to literally force myself to leave or I'd be late! One of my favorite aspects of Powermax.
06-23-2013, 02:39 PM
Quick update... 3 scoops fasted first thing this morn. New back and biceps workout was absolutely destroyed. Energy was through the roof and endurance as always was epic. I was still bouncing off the walls over 2 hours after my 1.25 hr workout. Amazing stuff
06-25-2013, 04:04 PM
haha thats awesome! Im glad that 3 scoops treats you well, the idea was to not stuff so much caffeine into 1 scoop like some of these pre workouts which makes it a lot harder to play with the dosing. With Powermax you can do any where from .5 scoops to 3 full scoops so alot of play room.
06-25-2013, 08:22 PM
So here was today's layout:
6am 5whites, 1c spinach, 1/2c oats
10am 1/2c oats, 1 sc pro powder, salad w/ salsa
12:30pm 1/2c oats, 5oz gr beef, salad w/ salsa, 3oz chx
3pm 1 sc pro powder
3:30pm 3 sc powermax
4pm gym- new workout (hiit)/ chest&tris
So I felt great when I got to the gym, but this new workout was ass. Figured since I'm cutting if try out the "shortcut to shred" program at least for a week and see if that would help add some extra cardio without the cardio ha. Long story short, the workout blows and might as well just be called go sprint for an hour and a half and occasionally pick up a weight.
I can tell how bad it was because after i finished it I had zero pump, zero muscle fatigue, and was just sweaty as all hell and pissed off. So I resolved this by adding 2 fst-7 sets (1 chest 1 tris) so that I actually felt like I did something beside run.
I definitely credit the powermax with making my endurance crazy strong through what should have been an exhausting workout but now I have to find a different program since that one just won't do ha.
3 scoops is definitely my sweet spot as I was able to get a monster pump during my fst sets and those were 1.25hr into the pos workout and almost 2hrs after taking powermax.
06-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Great updates, thanks for the detailed review.
Also it's nice getting feedback from users administering three scoops. I've yet to gather the courage to push it past 2.5 scoops, but I'm sub 155 lbs. Are you planning to stick with 3 scoops for the rest of your logging experience?
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06-26-2013, 03:03 PM
Glad you found your sweet spot! I couldnt imagine doing 3 scoops all the time, the pumps would be insane!!
06-26-2013, 04:06 PM
06-26-2013, 04:17 PM
06-27-2013, 12:57 AM
06-27-2013, 01:05 AM
Today's dose was 2 scoops about 2.5 hrs after my last meal... This was just a hefty cardio day with some outdoor hill running for about 35 min (really trying to hit the outdoor runs hard these last 6 weeks leading up to my race).
I putzed around for a bit at work and then getting changed at home so it was about 45 min after drinking it that I finally went to run. Energy and mood were spectacular. I was actually excited to get out and run and this is coming from someone who despises cardio in almost any form that's not a competitive sport. I was able to finish my 3.5mi run about 4 min. Faster today then on Monday and I felt even better.
Definitely gonna get some of this powermax to have around when I'm training cardio because its beastly for endurance and there is zero crash. Cardio/endurance/aerobic type lifting is definitely the best use for this stuff, at least for me. I like my cracked out feel when lifting but that first work for me for running as I just blow my load out of the gate and then am toast halfway through. No such issue with the powermax between 1.5 and 2 scoops.
06-27-2013, 03:09 PM
06-27-2013, 03:47 PM
Yea i enjoy 1 scoop 20 min before my morning cardio and 2 scoops before workout. Personally i dont like the cracked out feel so 2 sc. is perfect, and man cardio is SOO mcuh easier with 1 sc. before.
06-27-2013, 08:39 PM
7a 5egg whites,spinach
10a chx, salad with salsa
1:30p chx,salad with salsa
4p 1sc protein powder
4:35p 3sc powermax
5:15p gym (legs and shoulders)
Absolutely kiiiiiillllleeedddd legs today. First time I've squatted in about 4 weeks so it was unreal pain after the first set. The pump I had going in my quads was brutal and when I went to do leg extensions after I was able to see some new definition that I hadn't before.
Really impressed with the pump I was able to get both in my legs and shoulders considering that I've been on zero direct (veggie only) carb diet the last 2 days. Endurance was epic as usual which allowed me to do legs first and still have the energy/motivation/endurance to do shoulders after. Usually I do shoulders first to get them in before I brutalize my psyche doing squats and leg presses til my legs fall off but it was fun to switch it up and be completely fresh going into the squat sets.
Only bad part about today was my scooper grazed the bottom of the tub on the last scoop... Sad moment.
06-28-2013, 12:31 PM
Good workout man, and good food from the sounds of it! Very pleased that you were still getting good results with the carb depletion! Also as I said in another log, that sadness of the tub being empty can be fixed by buying a new tub
06-28-2013, 03:10 PM
As for the tub, ill def be picking one up for future cutting cycles as the endurance and longevity without a crash is easily the best I've ever had with any pwo.
Took 2 scoops before my second run today (one run as soon as I get up and one around lunch on non lifting days- I have half days on fri during the summer)
Legs are totally dead from yesterday's workout so the biggest hurdle was mental just getting out on the road ha. Once I hit the road it was like my legs just went numb and I was able to crush the run. Barely breathing heavy by the time I wa done so I know my conditioning is getting much better as well as my weight coming down. All good things and def what I needed. This powermax couldn't have come at a better time for me.
06-28-2013, 03:25 PM
06-29-2013, 08:43 PM
I think I found the ultimate pwo setup... Sex before bed, 8hrs of flawless sleep, sex upon waking, 3scoops powermax and off to the gym.
Seriously this may have been the most beastly I've felt in my life ha. By the time I got to the gym I was practically euphoric. Energy, mood, focus, all maxed out. 1hr 15 min back/biceps workout plus 25 min cardio and I had to force myself to leave. Just felt totally incredible and all of this fasted.
The pump I had in my biceps was prob the best I've ever had without super setting triceps. It was literally so good I couldn't even curl my arms all the way up and my last were so jacked after my fst 7 set of tbar rows that I couldn't put my arms down ha. Basically walked out of the gym like the ultimate bro ha
06-29-2013, 09:03 PM
Hell yea, that sounds like an awesome workout haha!
06-29-2013, 10:55 PM
07-01-2013, 11:13 AM
Didn't get a chance to update yesterday but took 2sc before I went for an hr and a half long bike trip. Felt pretty good throughout, wasn't too intense of a ride but I never even felt fatigued at all so that was nice. As always endurance was stellar even with just a shake before the ride.
07-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Thats awesome, i really think the citrulline + PLCAR help a lot with endurance
07-01-2013, 09:23 PM
So I decided to try something special today as I'm getting close to the end of my run here...
10a 4oz ea tilapia/salmon, salad
1p 1sc protein
2:20p 2sc powermax, 1sc build n.o.
- this was my "special" addition ha. Decided to try to add something with some extra beta alanine and see how this went for me:
On the way to the gym about 15min later I wa feeling pretty amped up, started to get the tingles in my face and arms just as I was getting to the gym so this was timed out perfectly at 30-35min
Workout was pretty solid, good endurance, good pump for chest, but the triceps pump I had going at the end of my workout was epic. Went from looking pretty small/deflated this morning to beastly when I was leaving the gym.
One thing I haven't commented on much here is focus... I haven't noticed much of a "tunnel vision" type, but I do seem to feel very in tube with my workouts.
I really can't say enough about the endurance factor though. As I'm getting deeper into my cut and having been ultra low carb (<40g/day and all from veggies) for 6days now I can see my strength starting to drop a bit but the endurance I feel is helping make up for this by allowing me to complete that extra rep or set to push a bit further. Honestly endurance isn't something I would normally look for in a pwo but having experienced an extreme increase from this I have to say that I'm really into it and will definitely be looking deeper into the compounds responsible for future reference.
07-02-2013, 03:17 PM
Awesome brother! Sounds like it went really well and i totally agree on the endurance, its awesome with Powermax!
07-02-2013, 07:21 PM
Still "0" carb today so I took 2scoops powermax before my afternoon run today. Was going to skip the pwo altogether but I got pulled into a late meeting and didn't get my shake in so I was going on about 3.5hrs without food and the afternoon sleepiness was setting in.
Energy kicked in within about 20 min and off I went. I've been running a little over 3 mi on my non lifting afternoons as that's how long my race is. Over the last 2 weeks I've been able to shave off 8 min from my time and I can really feel my endurance building as my weight drops. The powermax has been perfect for that extra kick to get my runs started (i fcking hate cardio) as well as to keep me going throughout.
07-02-2013, 07:53 PM
07-02-2013, 10:38 PM
Yea thats awesome, i wonder how thats going to be once you cycle off powermax, that will be interesting to see.
07-02-2013, 11:15 PM
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