Kenpo MAN's Up with PF3
- 08-27-2013, 06:08 AM
Thanks to MAN Sports for selecting me to log their new recovery product called PF3.
There has been quite a stir of interest here on AM about the effectiveness of this product. The only real effect that can be logged is muscle recovery.
Because of this, I'll only be taking my PWO and 1 scoop PF3 before my workout, 1 scoop protein isolate intra, followed by 1 scoop PF3 immediately post workout. Even though MAN was generous enough to include leucine, I decided to not use it to see only the effects of PF3 by itself.
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:
I train with a HR monitor to time when my HR returns to a point that I can begin the next set. I'm a nerd engineer, what can I say!
Thanks for joining in. Let's get to it.
Added 1 scoop fruit punch PF3 then 10 oz of water to my shaker. Shaking vigorously resulted in a foamy head and undissolved PF3. Will try swirling next time and adding PF3 to the water to see if it dissolves better. Taste is acceptable, meaning it's the typical sucralose and acesulfame sweetness we all know but don't love.
- 08-27-2013, 06:08 AM
A big thank you to MAN Sports for allowing me the opportunity to log their new product called PF3.
There has been quite a stir of interest here on AM about the effectiveness of this product. The only real effect that could be logged is muscle recovery.
Because of this, I only used my PWO and 1 scoop PF3 before my workout followed by 1 scoop PF3 immediately post workout. Even though MAN was generous enough to include leucine, I decided to not use it to see only the effects of PF3 by itself.
I completely stopped taking my whey isolate protein replacing it with protein from whole foods. I kept my usual macro amounts the same as before starting PF3.
After two tubs of use here are my thoughts:
Can't just do the dump and shake method, you have to fill your container with water, start swirling and slowly add PF3. Mixes perfectly this way.
Flavor: 8/10 I logged their fruit punch and candy grape flavors. Grape was my favorite and it tasted like grape pixi-sticks. I used 10 ounces of water and the taste was great without any overpowering sweetness.
This is a controversial product to run.
As I mentioned above, I stopped all WPI powder and kept my macros consistent using whole foods. My issue is that WPI and other protein powders cause bloating and this log proved that to me from stopping all WPI consumption. To be clear, PF3 is not a protein substitute.
Recovery is the biggest benefit. PF3 has allowed me to lean out and experience super reduced DOMS, improved recovery and improved GI function. Recovery is so hard to judge as it really depends on your workout intensity, muscle stress level and duration. I can say that recovery time decreased while on PF3.
Upon first dosing as your body gets used to this, I experienced a few days of loose bowel movements. Nothing bad just noticeably loose. After continuous use the GI system felt improved.
Overall I'd recommend PF3 to my fellow lifters. Anyone suffering IBS should definitely try this.
The only issue I have is the price point. PF3 is expensive and I think if MAN would drop the price they would gain market share.
- 08-27-2013, 07:38 AM
08-27-2013, 07:39 AM
08-27-2013, 07:55 AM
First morning workout fasted, with Gameday PWO plus PF3 pre, isolate intra and PF3 post. Tried adding to water and swirling. Result was a clump. Going to try adding small amounts and swirling. It's no big deal as quite a few supps clump.
Lower Chest and Bi's:
Smith Decline Bench
EZ Bar Curl
Smith Decline WG Bench
DB Standing Alt Curl
45x8x2 Elbow tendon damage a month ago limited.
One hour limit and done. Will run PF3 for a week before commenting on effectiveness.
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08-27-2013, 02:35 PM
Holy crap you've got a nice set up there bro lol
Feel free to add the Leucine in around week 2, by then you should likely be able to notice a difference in terms of fullness and recovery among other things
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08-27-2013, 02:36 PM
08-27-2013, 03:40 PM
08-28-2013, 07:12 AM
Slowly adding PF3 to water while swirling is the way to mix this. No shaking.
Wheel of Death (AB rollout on knees)
PF3 PWO, WPI intra and PF3 post. Done.
08-28-2013, 08:03 AM
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08-29-2013, 06:52 AM
Mixed MAN's PF3 by slowly adding to water while swirling and no clumps. DLs yesterday usually make my back sore but so far no DOMS. Will give it another day to assess soreness.
30, 30, 30, 30
6 rounds 1 min on and 1 min off
6 rounds 1 min on and 2 min off
Hanging Leg Raise to Ceiling
6 rounds 1 min on and 1 min off
08-29-2013, 07:08 AM
Interesting observation: I'm sweating more during my workouts. Any one else seeing the same? Is PF3 showing any thermogenic effects?
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08-30-2013, 08:52 AM
2 scoops PF3 plus WPI. Noticing increases in recovery and reduction in DOMS. Also noticing an increase in sweating, thermogenic effect?
Special workout routine today:
Lol. Repairing and painting trim on a 60x40 building on my property. Last weekend was power washing and wall painting. Whew, now "this" is a workout!
08-30-2013, 09:30 AM
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08-30-2013, 10:19 AM
I love the recovery so far, though. It is really pretty amazing.
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