Misfit28 is putting the Power in PowerMAX XT

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  1. Misfit28 is putting the Power in PowerMAX XT


    Hey guys,

    Long time member here on the forum. I'm hoping to get back on track after I fell off the fitness wagon for a bit and got on the fatness wagon back during the summer

    I just started dieting down week before last, started weights this week, and will be adding PowerMax XT and cardio to the mix next week.

    I'm following the Leangains IF style, as it worked for me before. I know it's not magical, it just helps me to keep my cravings (and therefore my calories) in check. I'm generally fasting from 8PM the night before until Noon the day after.

    My current weight is about 280 (estimating about 25% BF). I'm shooting for a deficit of about 6200 calories, which should net me about 1.7 lbs. of fat loss a week (hopefully). I'm currently cycling calories and carbs on lifting/rest days. I may cut out cardio if it inhibits recovery, but I'm hoping PowerMAX XT can help with that. Here's may calories and macro breakdown, I'll be adjusting this if needed by monitoring, the scale, mirror and clothing fit:

    Workout days

    3,920 calories

    205g P
    86g F
    580g CHO

    Rest days

    2,352 calories

    205g P
    128g F
    95g CHO

    I drink over a gallon of water per day, and try to eat lots of fiber.

    Supps:

    I take the following supps mostly every day:

    Staples:

    2 fish oil caps
    CoQ10
    CLA
    BCAAs for fasted training (actually using XTend Perform right now, as well as Gaspari AminoLast)

    Fat burning:

    Raspberry Ketones
    GCBE (Chlorogenic Acid)
    DCP 2.0
    BPS Combustion
    CL Red Acid Reborn

    Stims/Nootropics:

    Focus XT
    Noopept XT

    I'll be finishing off most of these fat burning type products soon, and will be hopping on OL BloodShr3d and Forslean when I get them.

    Lifting/Cardio:

    Doing the RPT style recommended by Martin Berkhan, with the slight modification of dropping the third set. I basically warmup, hit 2 sets for the prescribed reps and I'm done.

    Setup is:

    Tuesday: Deadlift, OHP, Rows, Chins (if possible)
    Thursday: Bench, Incline DB bench, Curls, Tri Extensions, might add Face Pulls
    Saturday: Legs (probably Leg Press because of heel spurs and Squats bother them A LOT), Hammy CUrls, Leg Extensions, Calf Raises (if possible)

    Cardio will be light and on a stationary bike. Wednesday and Friday will be 45 minutes, Sunday and Monday will be 60 minutes.

    I haven't opened the bottle yet, it has been taunting me for a few days now

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  2. FINAL REVIEW

    Here's my final review. I apologize that it was delayed so much! I'm looking at going back to school (again) to become an NP, so I've been busy getting transcripts and such together!

    Overall, I would say that Powermax XT is absolutely worth having as a staple in your cabinet. The ergogenic benefits are great, and it has solid, research backed ingredients in the correct dosages.

    Here's the actual review by category:

    PROFILE:


    Attachment 142365

    As you can see, the profile on this is packed with ergogenic ingredients. I really like the inclusion of Amentoflavone, as it really gives me a mood boost in the morning and puts me in the mood to lift and/or get ready for the day.

    It has the most proven form of Creatine, just plain old monohydrate, which is all you need. Betaine is also included, and those two ingredients alone are usually in my staple ingredients.

    I also like the added Taurine and electrolytes. Those along with the Glycerol help hydration, endurance and pumps.

    COP really gives you a little extra umph and helps a lot with endurance.

    EFFECTS


    I really needed an extra push to get me going again after a pretty long layoff from lifting and keeping up with my diet. I had seriously fallen off the wagon, and I can say that this helped get me back on track. I had not lifted in over two months prior to starting this, and had also discontinued any ergogenic supplements. I had not been taking creatine or betaine before I started this, and the inclusion of just those two things really helped me out.

    In addition to not having lifted for a while, I was also lifting during a deficit. This made it even more challenging. I know muscle memory played a role, but I was able to push hard and gain strength even in this deficit. Since 9/20 I've lost about 14 lbs. and it seems to be mostly fat. On October 8 (my first day of dosing Powermax), I weighed in at 281.2, as of my last dose on 11/7 I weighed in at 278.4. That's only around two lbs. during my log, but my calories were a bit higher than they are right now. I've now dialed it in pretty well

    To give an example of how well my lifting progressed, here is my comparison from the start of the log until the end:

    Front Squat

    10/17: 135 X 6 (157 1RM)
    11/5: 145 X 8 (180 1RM)

    Deadlifts

    10/11: 315 X 3 (334 1RM)
    11/1 : 335 x 4 (365 1RM)

    OHP

    10/11: 115 X 6 (134 1RM)
    10/31: 135 x 3 (143 1RM)

    Bench

    10/13: 160 X 8 (199 1RM)
    11/3: 170 x 6 (197 1RM) I think this was a bit off that day. I hit 170 X 8 this morning easily.

    TASTE


    I loved the taste of this, Performax really did a good job with the flavoring here. I love orange creamsicle flavor, and this nailed it IMO. Easy to drink, and it actually mixed pretty well with other flavors like mango, white cherry and rainbow sherbet as well

    OVERALL


    I would highly recommend this to anyone needing a basic all-around staple supplement to help with strength and lean mass retention during a cut or any other time. I can honestly say it really helped me to recover better, and push harder during my run.
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  3. Oh yeah! I'm in!
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  5. Just to give you an idea of where I am starting, for a baseline:

    Monday:

    Deadlifts

    Warmup
    275 X 5
    245 X 6

    Standing OHP

    Warmup
    115 X 8
    105 X 9


    Today:

    Barbell bench

    155 X 6
    140 X 7

    DB Incline

    40s X 8
    35 X 9

    Cable Curls

    90 X 8
    80 X 9

    Tricep V-Bar Pushdowns

    90 X 8
    80 X 9
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  9. for the ride
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  10. Wow, I envy that carb intake on the higher days!

    What is your maintenance level? I also calorie cycle, but there is a big difference between your days.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    Wow, I envy that carb intake on the higher days!

    What is your maintenance level? I also calorie cycle, but there is a big difference between your days.
    your going to envy him more when he switches that up 3 weeks later lol
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Misfit28 View Post
    Just to give you an idea of where I am starting, for a baseline:

    Monday:

    Deadlifts

    Warmup
    275 X 5
    245 X 6

    Standing OHP

    Warmup
    115 X 8
    105 X 9


    Today:

    Barbell bench

    155 X 6
    140 X 7

    DB Incline

    40s X 8
    35 X 9

    Cable Curls

    90 X 8
    80 X 9

    Tricep V-Bar Pushdowns

    90 X 8
    80 X 9
    Man I couldn't do something on that volume. I'm so used to either a full compound lift day heavy or high volume. I envy you lol
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    Man I couldn't do something on that volume. I'm so used to either a full compound lift day heavy or high volume. I envy you lol
    It's my first time doing RPT, so we'll see how it goes lol. I'm used to more volume too!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    Wow, I envy that carb intake on the higher days!

    What is your maintenance level? I also calorie cycle, but there is a big difference between your days.
    I honestly don't know my maintenance at this point. This is pretty much a total reset.

    I used Lyle McDonald's formula of 14 X BW for maintenance. I'm going to try to stay on point as much as possible over the next couple weeks and adjust from there.

  16. Finished off yesterday with the following nutrition:

    3,650 calories (under my goal of 3,920)

    Macros:

    201g P (goal 205)
    80g F (goal 88)
    538g CHO (goal 580)
    Of that, 26 grams of CHO was Fiber

    I did 30 minutes of LISS on stationary bike this morning. Thinking about not even doing cardio right now, just wait until I get lower BF. I'll be weighing in on Tuesday, so we'll see what happens. Hitting Legs tomorrow, and Sunday and Monday are Rest days. I think I''ll be starting PowerMAX XT tomorrow pre-workout It will be interesting to see how it affects my recovery.

  17. Heading out to do Legs here in a minute. Just took my first dose of PowerMax XT.

    It tastes great, and I can feel the Amentoflavone mood effect kicking in already. About to slam some Xtend Perform and hit it!

  18. taste is really good- not to sweet, strong or any after bite at all
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  19. I agree, very good flavor.

    I did Leg Press, but loaded it too lightly lol. Ended up with 18 reps with 3 PPS, dropped down to 120 per side for 19 reps.

    After, I hit 2 sets of 8 Leg Extensions at 100#, 2 sets of 8 Leg Curls at 110# and 1 set of 12 Calf Raises.

    My legs were fried!

    I was able to push through pretty well

    These RPT sets are maximal effort, so the two sets are deceivingly difficult.

  20. Glad that the flavor is on par for you guys. Performax Labs is doing something special soon that you all will really like. That's all I can say unfortunately
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    Glad that the flavor is on par for you guys. Performax Labs is doing something special soon that you all will really like. That's all I can say unfortunately
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Misfit28 View Post
    Heading out to do Legs here in a minute. Just took my first dose of PowerMax XT.

    It tastes great, and I can feel the Amentoflavone mood effect kicking in already. About to slam some Xtend Perform and hit it!
    Amento is very underrated IMO.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    Amento is very underrated IMO.
    Absolutely. Although this had much more "feel" to it than Amentomax, IMO. It was great for mood elevation prior to lifting. I know it was that because I didn't take anything else before it, and only took my Focus XT and Xtend right before lifting.

    I really liked it

  24. What are all the benefits? I have heard bits and pieces, but I also know others call it a placebo enhancer. I generally don't get much in the way of placebo effect because I never expect much. I just look over my logs to see if something is helping

  25. Quote Originally Posted by ryane87 View Post
    What are all the benefits? I have heard bits and pieces, but I also know others call it a placebo enhancer. I generally don't get much in the way of placebo effect because I never expect much. I just look over my logs to see if something is helping
    From Coop's Corner, he said that it is supposed to help strength by making the muscle contract harder. Very similar to caffeine. It also has mood effects and possible fat burning applications, I believe.

    I'll try to find the thread for you.
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