Gettin' Flexible with Formutech
- 10-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Thanks, Swanks, for letting me give this a shot. It's been a while since I've taken a cissus product so I'm looking forward to it. My shoulders and knees will definetly benefit from it.
26 years old, 208lbs, competitive powerlifter, training 4x a week. Off days will consist of using the prowler, doing core work, or mobility WOD's.
Yesterday's session consisted of conventional deadlifts- 5 sets of 405 followed by block pulls and deficit pulls. Assistance work was unilateral leg work, glute ham raise, and some back stuff.
Today I hit up the prowler: 180lbs x 20 yards x 10 sprints
Followed by a mobility WOD
If you guys want, I can copy and paste the actual workout sessions from my training log or just an update like that. Lemme know!
I'll give an honest review of the product. I'll update everytime I workout, and anytime something pertinent comes up.
Tomorrow I'll take some pictures of how it mixes and the container. I'm unimpressed with the visual aspect of the tub it comes in, but I don't really care. It's a fine powder, which mixes easily, even with a spoon. Smells and tastes just how it should. Slightly tart with only 6oz of water but it still tasted just fine. Now...saying that something tastes good with Cissus in it, doesn't make sense, because Cissus tastes like complete ******* in raw form, so good job Formutech on the taste.
- 10-22-2013, 09:34 PM
Right on dude, looking forward to the feedback! You can post your workout logs if ya like, or just post nudes. You know, whatever. Lol
Really excited to see how you guys like this. Flexible is the best joint support on the market and bringing it in powder form should allow us to bring to to many more peoplrFormutech Nutrition Rep----------------Check out my CONQU3R log!:
- 10-25-2013, 03:20 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates. I was at work the last 48 hours and forgot my product at home.
I got off today and hit the gym:
Squats 8 sets of 370x3
Front Squats 3 sets ending with 325x6
SSB Squat 3 sets of 315x8
SSB Good Mornings ending with 265x7
Glute Ham Raise and then the prowler
Slammed some food along with the product. Again, no complaints with taste or mixability. I look forward to it being a staple for the next few weeks.
10-25-2013, 09:34 PM
10-25-2013, 10:04 PM
10-25-2013, 10:05 PM
Stirred briskly for 20 seconds. Tastes like fruit punch Kool-Aid with a very slight bulk ingredient aftertaste, but it doesn't linger.
10-26-2013, 10:39 PM
Forearm wall slide
T-Spine Lax mash w/ 45lb plate on chest
Incline Dumbell Press
100x7 (Caloric surplus is working..)
Half Kneeling Landmine Press
Dumbell Row Drop-set
*Counted 48 reps each arm, <5 second rest between weights*
Rolling DB Tri Extension/Hammer Curl/Miniband 3D's
Cambered Bar Ab Rollouts
Here is today's session. My 4th lift day each week is a "Body Day" which is higher rep work of anything that's a weakness. My lower body is my strongest, and I try to hit back 3x a week, so these days will be focused around pressing and back.
Scoop in the morning and taking my 2nd serving now
10-29-2013, 03:09 PM
10-29-2013, 03:48 PM
10-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Yesterday's light deadlift day:
Deadlift (Sets x Reps)
4" Block Pull
325+66lb chain x3x5
305x8 1.5" Deficit
305x8 3" Deficit + Snatch Grip (FML)
Front Squat Hold Rear Lunge
Double Light x5x15
Nice quick session. That was a bitch of a snatch grip though.
No lifting today. Maybe some core work if I feel up to it. No issues to report with Flexible either.
10-29-2013, 07:41 PM
10-29-2013, 07:43 PM
10-29-2013, 07:44 PM
10-30-2013, 07:38 PM
1" Pause Press
Seated Rows (Wide, D grip)
Banded Facepulls/Banded Tri Pushdown
Quick session. Not a lot of time.
I'm having some come and go irritation with my right shoulder. Let's see what it's like in 3 weeks
10-31-2013, 05:48 AM
10-31-2013, 08:33 PM
Foam roll ITB/HF
Hip distraction w/ average band
Lunge with trunk rotation
Squat (set x rep)
5/3/1 Front Squat
275x3 (Forgot to slap on the rest of the weight..)
14" Cambered Bar Pause Squat
14" Cambered Bar Good Mornings
Bodyweight Reverse Hyper
Knees are feeling good, despite not wrapping them today
11-01-2013, 06:17 AM
11-02-2013, 05:32 PM
Lax ball mash pec/delt/thoracic spine-3 min
Foam roll lats-1 min
Sleeper hold-30 sec
Forearm wall slide x8
Thoracic spine mobility drill x8
Dumbell Bench Press
Unilateral Standing Dumbell Press
Dumbell Row- Rest/Pause
100x32 rest 20"
x20 rest 15"
x12 rest 10"
Tate Press/DB Shrugs
Barbell Curls/Minibanded 3D's
Standing Banded Crunches/Miniband trunk rotations
Side lying shoulder ext rotations
Shoulders started feeling a bit iffy, but they held up this session and I had to complaints!
11-04-2013, 03:13 PM
4" Sumo Block Pull
355x6 +125lb chain
405x6 +125lb chain
455x3 +125lb chain
SSB Squat, wide-ish stance
Shoulders feeling good after Satudays session still!
11-04-2013, 10:05 PM
11-07-2013, 10:28 AM
Not too much to report on here. Shoulders are still aching a bit but I'm still able to get my competition bench going good. They tighten up pretty fast though once I'm down. Knees and hips are still feeling great.
The product mixes up well, but if it's not mixed with anything, you can definetly taste the Cissus.
11-08-2013, 05:32 AM
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11-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Yesterday was a squat day.
Hit 460 for 5 sets of 2 reps followed by reverse banded 550 for 2 sets of 3.
Normally my shoulders feel wrecked after squatting, but after some myofacial release and of course Flexible, they actually aren't killing me.
Heading in later for some upper body work.
11-09-2013, 09:25 PM
11-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Shoulders are still feeling decent, as long as I stay on top of things. Yesterday I hit up some upper body weak points. Lotsa pulling, some incline bench, and shoulder prehab. They're still feeling mobile and pain free today, which is a good sign.
11-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Still some discomfort in the shoulders but I'm
able to get them feeling decent with some work. Rest of the joints are still up to par. Yesterday I did some more pulling. 435x3x2 then 435+80lb chain off of 2" blocks for 5 reps and ended with a 365x4 front squat. No aching in my knees today. Benching tomorrow and I think that will be the last serving of Flexible
11-13-2013, 05:15 AM
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11-13-2013, 07:31 PM
Appreciate it dude! I also appreciate the opportunity for letting me log Flexible! Finished up my container today. I'll post up a review here, and in the review section once I'm done with my fatherly duties tonight.
11-13-2013, 10:16 PM
11-14-2013, 08:34 PM
Good log man, all caught up... Your squats are impressive, and I'm looking forward to your review. I've been eyeing this product for my shoulder "tweaks" also.
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