Performax Labs Powermax XT Log

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    First of all, I want to give a huge thanks to Performax Labs for allowing me to try this. I have tried many of their products and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Nootropimax was great for the time that I ran it, and now that school has started back up I will be picking up some more when I get the chance.

    I haven't used any supplements in the past few months, other than the occasional pre workout and they are fairly weak, so I am excited to add something in to help with motivation which I have been lacking . Over the summer I didn't get to the gym more than probably twice a week, so I lost some size, but I ate around maintenance and stayed in decent shape.

    Currently I am around 190 pounds, 6'0'', and maybe 12% body fat. I eat around maintenance calories, with some days being less and others being way over. Lol this has been my diet for the past few months so that is not really anything new, and I have been pretty stagnant in my body composition changes. Since I have not been consistent in the gym until a couple of weeks ago, I don't have good starting stats, but I can get some if that will help. Except, I haven't touched a barbell in over a year due to shoulder surgery and I am hesitant to get back into it as I still have minor issues with it.

    My current schedule is
    Chest/Triceps
    Back/Biceps
    Legs
    Shoulders/Arms

    I will post my workouts every once in a while, but I will mostly be keep track of my energy during workouts, significant strength or endurance benefits I notice, pumps, and any body changes I see. I will start keeping better track of calories, but my eating habits will remain the same, and I will start to check my weight more often for the log. If there is anything else you guys would like, let me know.


  2. I got home after todays Chest and Tricep workout and the package was on my porch. I went ahead and tried a scoop even though it is an intra product, just because I am inpatient.

    My first impression is do not shake if you are wanting to drink it quickly.. Lol I put a scoop in about 12 ounces of water, gave it a few shakes and it foamed up to the top of the shaker bottle and would not go down. Other than that, the actual mixed water was very smooth, no chunks, it tasted almost exactly like the Orange Dream Popsicles, a little light on the flavor, but I don't know if that could be due to the foaming? Either way, it was nice and not too strong which is good for me. I don't really like much during a workout other than plain water, but this was easy on my stomach, even after drinking it quicker than I would if I was taking it intra workout. Other than the foaming issue which I will just stir it or mix it up sooner, my initial impression is very good considering I am not a huge Orange flavor fan.

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  3. In.

    What I like to do is this:

    Since it's an intra workout product, I shake and take it to the gym. Start sipping as I walk in. Every time it goes down about halfway, I fill my shaker cup up almost all the way. Usually do this about 5x throughout my workout. On my last exercise I don't refill it and I drink it and finish it as I'm walking out.
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  4. To minimize froth/foam I sometimes mix it in a glass with a spoon. That mixes it completely, but doesn't disturb it enough to make a ton of foam. Alternatively, sometimes I'm just gentile/slow shaking/mixing it in the bottle. It mixes quite easily IMO, so sort of just slowly stirring it works well enough without having to vigorously shake it.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by muscleupcrohn View Post
    To minimize froth/foam I sometimes mix it in a glass with a spoon. That mixes it completely, but doesn't disturb it enough to make a ton of foam. Alternatively, sometimes I'm just gentile/slow shaking/mixing it in the bottle. It mixes quite easily IMO, so sort of just slowly stirring it works well enough without having to vigorously shake it.
    If I'm leaving from home I will use a spoon next time for sure. If not, then I'll gently swirl and shake it to minimize this. I just wasn't expecting it or thinking it through so I just threw a scoop in and started shaking away. Lol
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by rascal14 View Post
    If I'm leaving from home I will use a spoon next time for sure. If not, then I'll gently swirl and shake it to minimize this. I just wasn't expecting it or thinking it through so I just threw a scoop in and started shaking away. Lol
    Haha, I've done that in a water bottle and had half a bottle of foam.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    In.

    What I like to do is this:

    Since it's an intra workout product, I shake and take it to the gym. Start sipping as I walk in. Every time it goes down about halfway, I fill my shaker cup up almost all the way. Usually do this about 5x throughout my workout. On my last exercise I don't refill it and I drink it and finish it as I'm walking out.
    That's a good idea too, it will get me to drink more water as well which is always good.

    I hope things aren't too bad for you down in Texas. My program at the university is planning a couple trips down to help with clean up, I am hoping I'll be able to make it since I can't help much money wise!

  8. Yea if you really shake this up in a shaker it can foam but as others stated it mixes easily so that's simply not necessary. I mix myn about 15 min before gym by the time I get in the gym its not foamy anymore and just give light shakes to keep it evenly mixed!
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Adizzle1 View Post
    Yea if you really shake this up in a shaker it can foam but as others stated it mixes easily so that's simply not necessary. I mix myn about 15 min before gym by the time I get in the gym its not foamy anymore and just give light shakes to keep it evenly mixed!
    I don't want it to seem as if I'm complaining, I think posting that picture may make it seem that way now. It is not an issue for me at all as there are ways to prevent it. It was more of a heads up to anyone else who hasn't used it yet and me laughing at myself for acting like a child and ripping it open in excitement and just going to town. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rascal14 View Post
    I don't want it to seem as if I'm complaining, I think posting that picture nah make it seem that way now. It is not an issue for me at all as there are ways to prevent it. It was more of a heads up to anyone else who hasn't used it yet and me laughing at myself for acting like a child and ripping it open in excitement and just going to town. Lol
    Honesty is the key in reviews man, I didn't see it as you complaining at all, just sharing/logging your experience.

    I really enjoy it with Orange Gatorade powder intra-workout. Cheap carb source works fine for me, and I think the flavors go well together in large amounts of water (I use almost 1 scoop of the Gatorade that's in the tub). There's also research suggesting that WPH goes well with carbs, so it's a great combo if you like intra-workout carbs.
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  11. No worries at all! I didn't take it as if you were complaining! Certain ingredients cause products like this to foam up. There are ways around it, yes. But as long as the product mixes easily (which it does) then it's no biggie!
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  12. I mixed the scoop today with a spoon and it mixed very easily and no foam at all. I'm not sure if I'll make it to the gym after class but I'm hoping I can.

    I weighed a level scoop and it was only about 17g so about 4g off from a serving size. My scale could be slightly off, maybe @The Solution could weigh it out to double check.

  13. I mixed todays with about 24 ounces of water and drank a little more than half of it, then refilled it at the gym. I started sipping on it on my drive to the gym and I finished it up after my third exercise. I will upload todays workout, mine aren't always consistent due to limited gym equipment and I keep my workout times under an hour so I don't have time to wait around for the equipment to clear up so I improvise.

    The flavor was just as good and actually didn't really seem any less noticeable with the increased water, it did seem more orange and less of a cream flavor though. My workout overall was decent, but the pumps and energy weren't really there. I did increase weight or reps on a few movements though. My shoulder still gives me trouble off and on so I have to adjust to that accordingly.

    My weight pre workout was right around 189 pounds.

  14. Glad you are enjoying it! My first tub is about halfway gone. Gotta order more. Love the stuff.
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  15. I did arms and shoulders today, I am holding off on legs until Sunday so my girlfriend can go with me. We've got a work party for her tomorrow night so I probably won't go to the gym.

    Energy was definitely not there today, I had to take a nap before the gym but once I got there the pump was great and vascularity wasn't bad considering I have never been a vascular person.

    I'm not having any issues with the mixing, I just put a scoop in a bottle and stir it with a spoon really quick and it mixes up just fine. A good amount will settle to the bottom while sipping on it, but a few gently swirls and slow shakes mix it back up just fine with no foam still.

  16. My joints have been killing me lately, especially my knees, so I took legs really light and tried more to focus on the muscle contractions and lighter weight.

    Today was chest and triceps, I felt very strong starting out the work out and a few of my lifts went up in weight. Towards the end though I leveled off and stayed about consistent with the previous lifts from last week. The cream flavor is not very noticeable now in the Powermax, it seemed a lot more prevalent in my first taste, but that may have just been me expecting it to be more of a cream flavor and so I noticed it more. Either way, not a huge deal as it still tastes good.

    I am open to suggestions for my joint issues, seeing as it is overall and I have always had problems, I think it may be about time to actually go to a doctor for all of my joints as opposed to just when one gets hurt more severely. Lol, I am wondering if I might actually have arthritis even though I am so young.

  17. Feeling any better? I have always just used cissus. I have not tried any of the newer joint products though.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by cubsfan815 View Post
    Feeling any better? I have always just used cissus. I have not tried any of the newer joint products though.
    Not really.. Lol still shoulder pain and slight knee aches.

    I've got a doctors appointment soon so I will bring it up, I'm interested in knowing why I have such bad joints, but not interested in going through the process to figure it out.

  19. I did legs and a little shoulder work today, it was quick so I just drank the Powermax pre workout. I used less water this time, about 8 ounces and I could definitely taste the creamy flavor more with the less water.

    Leg strength was pretty good despite being tired and I even had a little arm vascularity even though I had only done legs so far.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by rascal14 View Post
    I did legs and a little shoulder work today, it was quick so I just drank the Powermax pre workout. I used less water this time, about 8 ounces and I could definitely taste the creamy flavor more with the less water.

    Leg strength was pretty good despite being tired and I even had a little arm vascularity even though I had only done legs so far.
    I notice the same as well. Less water and you taste the creamy flavor.
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  21. I'm sorry I've been slacking a little bit, I have been really busy. I've got a lot of school work and a national competition I've been working on as well.

    My shoulder was killing me all weekend, I think I may have some scar tissue from surgery. It felt good Monday so I did some really light back and biceps. I focused a lot on feeling the muscle and holding the weight while under tension and got a great workout in, even with the light weights.

    I plan on getting back in to see my surgeon soon once things calm down at school a little bit.

    I've still got a good amount left in the tub since I've only been making it to the gym 4 days a week.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by rascal14 View Post
    I'm sorry I've been slacking a little bit, I have been really busy. I've got a lot of school work and a national competition I've been working on as well.

    My shoulder was killing me all weekend, I think I may have some scar tissue from surgery. It felt good Monday so I did some really light back and biceps. I focused a lot on feeling the muscle and holding the weight while under tension and got a great workout in, even with the light weights.

    I plan on getting back in to see my surgeon soon once things calm down at school a little bit.

    I've still got a good amount left in the tub since I've only been making it to the gym 4 days a week.
    4 days is still good.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    4 days is still good.
    Yeah it's about all I can get there lately which sucks, but it still gets the job done. I did legs again today to give my shoulder some more rest before doing chest.

    I actually weighed a couple pounds less when I weighed today which was kind of a shock, if anything I look bigger. My body fat seems to have remained the same though.

    I'm thinking of trying out something different that allows me to hit each muscle twice a week, while staying at 3-4 days a week in the gym. I am slowly starting to get more into cardio lately also. I have never been good with running, but I want to get to where I can run a few miles at once. Currently I can only do about half a mile before I can't breathe lol

  24. Quote Originally Posted by rascal14 View Post
    Yeah it's about all I can get there lately which sucks, but it still gets the job done. I did legs again today to give my shoulder some more rest before doing chest.

    I actually weighed a couple pounds less when I weighed today which was kind of a shock, if anything I look bigger. My body fat seems to have remained the same though.

    I'm thinking of trying out something different that allows me to hit each muscle twice a week, while staying at 3-4 days a week in the gym. I am slowly starting to get more into cardio lately also. I have never been good with running, but I want to get to where I can run a few miles at once. Currently I can only do about half a mile before I can't breathe lol
    It's always good to change up the routine!
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    It's always good to change up the routine!
    Yeah, I’m having trouble finding one I like though. I’m very picky so I may end up doing PHAT like always lol

    I did find a simple training outline for a 5k that I’m going to start today as well and see how that goes.
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