IsoTean Rebuilds Kenpo

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  1. Thanks to Vaughn for selecting me to log iForce Nutrition's new isolate based protein called IsoTean. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. I selected their Mighty Milk Chocolate flavor because I'm a chocolate lover (aren't we all?!)

    The profile is intriguing in that it contains 30 g protein, 0.5 g fat and 3 g carbs in a 34 g serving. I usually use isolate proteins and this product's profile is already an improvement.
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    This is an interesting product to log because the only effect that can be logged is muscle recovery. For this log I'll only be taking my PWO and IsoTean. I'm dropping my favorite intra, iForce Compete, so as not to interfere with the log effects.

    I perform workouts on a daily basis in my garage gym. They are generally 1 to 1.5 hours long and utilize combinations of machines and free-weights:
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    Thanks for joining in. Let's get to it.

    Morning Workout

    Machine Squats
    145x5
    165x5
    185x5
    205x5
    215x5
    225x3
    165x5x3

    Leg Extensions
    135x10
    145x8x2

    Mixed 1 scoop into 10 oz of water in my Nalgene,, 30 secs of shaking and it's totally dissolved. Taste is sweet chocolate with no overpowering flavor or after-taste. So far so good.


  2. First, a big thank you to iForce for allowing the opportunity to log their new isolate based protein called IsoTean. After one tub of use here are my thoughts:

    Flavor: 8/10 I logged their chocolate flavor. It tastes like Swiss Miss without any overpowering sweetness. I used 8, 10 and 16 ounces of water and the taste remained good even though I exceeded their recommendation on water use.

    Mixing: 10/10 No undissolved protein clinging to the sides of my Nalgene container. A few shakes is all it takes to dissolve.

    Recovery: 8/10 I've used many isolate proteins before and this one holds up to all of them. Recovery is so hard to judge as it really depends on your workout intensity, muscle stress level and duration.

    Side Effects: none. No GI issues, bloating or gas.

    Overall I'd recommend this protein to my fellow lifters. The only issue I had was that the scoop was wide and shallow and would not fit into the neck of my Nalgene. Lol
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  3. Good stuff man, im in!

    Mike
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  4. Do you normally use compete? If so you'd be better to keep that consistent throughout the log so not to introduce any more variables. Just a thought!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Wilsy7 View Post
    Do you normally use compete? If so you'd be better to keep that consistent throughout the log so not to introduce any more variables. Just a thought!
    I do usually use Compete (It's been about 6 months of use). Love the stuff.

    CB or Vaughn, is it OK that I continue with Compete?
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  6. Yes please do
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative Manager

  7. Quote Originally Posted by VaughnTrue View Post
    Yes please do
    Thanks. Compete is a great intra!

  8. what up kenpo....subbed
    OLYMPUS UK REP

  9. Quote Originally Posted by edje007 View Post
    what up kenpo....subbed
    Hi Ed! Thanks for joining. Miss you in my logs brother. How's the baby girl?

  10. Hot as Fuji in the garage gym! It was 80 at 6:30! Thank goodness for the OK to run Compete as I really wanted the hydration and water tastes bad!

    Chest

    Machine Bench Press (Ironmaster)
    165x10
    185x10
    205x8
    225x5

    DB Hammer Grip Press
    80x10x3

    Machine Wide Grip Press
    145x15
    165x10
    175x8

    Close Grip DB Press
    50x10x2
    50x8

    Smoked in this heat! Post workout was 1 scoop IsoTean in 10 oz water. It kind of tastes like Swiss Miss. Will run this for a while before commenting on recovery.

  11. 80.. meh.. rookie. This past monday, ac at gym broke, it was like 98 degrees out.. the dungeon in the back, aka leg training room.. was coming up as 113 on the thermostate and it felt worse than that!
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  12. Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    80.. meh.. rookie. This past monday, ac at gym broke, it was like 98 degrees out.. the dungeon in the back, aka leg training room.. was coming up as 113 on the thermostate and it felt worse than that!
    You win CB! Lol. You are also c r a z y, working out in 113 degrees!

  13. Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post

    Hi Ed! Thanks for joining. Miss you in my logs brother. How's the baby girl?
    She's doing fine. Sleeping patern is slowly changing for the better.

    She's grown 5cm, and gained 1kg. I'm so jealous

    Thanks for asking
    OLYMPUS UK REP

  14. Yesterday: Rained hard last night and air was like breathing in water. Woke up hungry so I drank an IsoTean shake and worked out.

    Bent Over 2 DB Row
    105x5
    105x7x2
    60x20

    One Arm DB Row
    105x7x3
    60x20

    DB Shoulder Shrug
    115x10x4

    WOD
    5x20

    Drank a second shake post workout. Taste is still very good. Mixing is still a breeze.

  15. I'm really liking mixing up an IsoTean shake and then working out. The taste remains good and love the low carbs and fat.

    Boxers Workout

    Crunches
    40, 30, 30, 30

    Speed Bag
    6 rounds 2 min on and 1 min off

    Heavy Bag
    6 rounds 2 min on and 1 min off

    Hanging Leg Raise to Ceiling
    3x10

    Focusmaster
    6 rounds 2 min on and 1 min off

    Second shake was with 1 Tbspn natural PB. Taste is perfect.

  16. Morning shake with 16 oz water tasted good. You can tell it was a little watered down but still had that chocolatey sweetness I've come to enjoy.

    Shoulders
    Machine Standing Press
    105x5
    115x5
    125x4
    135x1

    Lateral DB Raise
    35x8x3

    Sitting Bent Over DB Raise
    35x8x3

    Front DB Raise
    50x8x3

    Second shake post workout with 2 TB PB.

  17. Following along! Do you like it with that much water in it? We recommend 6-10oz per scoop. If you want it a little thicker and more flavorful, you can use a little less water and see if you like it even more.
    HiTech Representative

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Epolis13 View Post
    Following along! Do you like it with that much water in it? We recommend 6-10oz per scoop. If you want it a little thicker and more flavorful, you can use a little less water and see if you like it even more.
    Hi EP. Glad to have you in my log. IsoTean continues to deliver good taste with the additional water. I've tried 6, 10 and 16 oz and the taste was good with each. Also, I've added 2 tbsp natural PB to the 10 oz shake and it tastes great.

  19. Weather is nice and cool. Felt great this morning with no DOMS or fatigue. Amazing what you feel like when diet is dialed in. Preworkout shake of IsoTean. Still using iForce Compete for my intra.

    Deadlifts
    235x10
    255x5
    285x5
    305x5

    DB Lift and Curls with hammer grip
    75x8
    70x8
    65x8x2

    Second shake with 4 Tbsp PB= Reese Cup Recovery.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    Hi EP. Glad to have you in my log. IsoTean continues to deliver good taste with the additional water. I've tried 6, 10 and 16 oz and the taste was good with each. Also, I've added 2 tbsp natural PB to the 10 oz shake and it tastes great.
    second person i've seen adding pb2 to the isotean....cant wait to try it
    iForce Nutrition Online Representative Manager
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate…iForce!
    www.iforcenutrition.com

  21. PB and IsoTean is goooooddddd! Another preworkout shake and off to work out. It's hard to gage recovery because all I've used for proteins for years is isolate based (Bluebonnet and Jay Rob). Suffice to say that IsoTean is just as good as these other brands. I think the differentiator here is going to be price.

    Lower Chest/Biceps

    Machine Decline Press
    205x8x2
    215x5

    EZ Bar Curl
    90x10
    100x8x2

    Machine Wide Grip Press
    185x10
    195x8x2

  22. Quote Originally Posted by baldwanus View Post
    second person i've seen adding pb2 to the isotean....cant wait to try it
    Peanut goodness!
    iForce Nutrition Representative
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate…iForce!
    www.iforcenutrition.com

  23. 1scoop IsoTean, sinus headache today, bad one, fuk it, go.....

    Machine Squats
    145x10
    165x5
    185x5
    205x5
    225x3
    215x5
    185x5

    Another PB and Isotean shake, yum!

  24. What is your go to med with sinus headaches?
    Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Representative

  25. Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    What is your go to med with sinus headaches?
    I don't like headaches...
    iForce Nutrition Representative
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate…iForce!
    www.iforcenutrition.com

  26. Quote Originally Posted by criticalbench View Post
    What is your go to med with sinus headaches?
    I hate to use medications unless I'm in dire straights. I just mixed a PWO and started squatting. Headache subsided within 30 mins.

  27. IsoTean shake and go ....

    Machine Bench Press
    165x10
    185x10
    205x8
    225x5

    Hammer Grip DB Press
    80x10x3

    That is all.

  28. Yesterday was a quick workout and off to a graduation party. 1 scoop IsoTean preworkout and 1 after. I'm happy with taste and recovery. I like the low carb and high protein content. No bloating or gas issues.

    Bent Over DB Row
    105x6x3
    65x15

    One Arm DB Row
    105x8x3
    65x20

    WOD
    20x5

    At the party my nephew challenged me to climb a 20 foot rope tied to the tree in the backyard. I did it but my hands weren't happy! Lol

  29. My elbow joints are feeling it today. Rope climbing yesterday killed them. IsoTean for post workout drink today.

    Machine Incline Press
    145x8
    165x8
    185x4

    Dips
    BWx10x3

    WOD
    5x20

    Shoulders and elbows killing me. Stopped and decided to do some more WOD.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    My elbow joints are feeling it today. Rope climbing yesterday killed them. IsoTean for post workout drink today.

    Machine Incline Press
    145x8
    165x8
    185x4

    Dips
    BWx10x3

    WOD
    5x20

    Shoulders and elbows killing me. Stopped and decided to do some more WOD.
    You should climb the rope with your legs, not with your arms
    OLYMPUS UK REP
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