SNS CVM Xtreme+Arginine E2 Matrix Log
02-12-2006 08:28 PM
SNS CVM Xtreme+Arginine E2 Matrix Log
Here we go again boys and girls... got another generous deal from Steve and the boys and I decided to log CVM Xtreme and Arginine E2 Matrix, boy am I excited.
If you followed my SNS Focus log http://anabolicminds.com/forum/feedb...og-review.html you would know that I am currently cutting so I can eventually do a show this summer or early fall. I was extremely impressed with the Focus XT product and I believe it gave me a huge edge in the gym especially while trying to push around as much weight as possible with few calories. With Steve's advice we decided that these two products from the Serious Nutrition Solutions line would be a great addition to help in keeping as much lean body mass as possible and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to log some more products from SNS.
Like I said before I am currently on a reduced calorie diet, high protein , moderate carbs, and moderate to low fat. I have been doing cardio and will continue to do cardio about 5 days a week.. usually in the mid-mornings to early afternoons. My weight training sessions, where these two products will come into play, will take place late afternoon. I will mainly be logging my workout sessions only, and will frequently note off days to keep everyone posted and on their toes. Any other supplementation has remained and will remain constant during this log so their will be no slurred results. Weight training sessions will be short but will be made up of heavy and very intense styles of lifting and will mainly be made up of compound exercises. I am a believer of keeping the pounds heavy to keep as much lbm as possible.
02-12-2006 08:36 PM
More about the products
CVM Xtreme is a cutting edge Cell Volumizing Matrix that represents a new era of creatine and Cell Volumizing Matrix supplementation in which fancy words and outlandish claims stop, and real results begin.
-contains a custom ingredient matrix in which each active ingredient serves its own unique, individual importance
-synergistic effects of how some of these ingredients may help the other’s work better.
Contains DiCreatine Malate, Creatine Ethyl Ester Malate, Betaine Anhydrous, Taurine, 2:1 DiArginine Malate, Glucoronalactone,
Vitamin B6, Niacin, Folic Acid, and B12 added for increased uptake and absorption
-Increased Lean Muscle Tissue
-NO Fat Storage or Bloating
-Excellent Feedback from Previous Creatine ‘non-responders’
The flavor I have chosen is Orange and the product is sugar free.
02-12-2006 08:41 PM
Arginine E2 Matrix
-utilizes ethyl ester technology to bring you not only the beginning of a new generation in nitric oxide enhancing compounds, but a complete new era. Containing a precise ratio of Arginine Ethyl Ester HCI to Ornithine Ethyl Ester HCI, along with the supporting nutrient Norvaline, Arginine E2 Matrix dramatically raises the bar when it comes to the classification of nitric oxide enhancing compounds and formulas.
Arginine Ethyl Ester HCI, Ornithine Ethyl Ester HCI, Norvaline
-Increased Lean Muscle
-Increased Muscle Fullness
This product comes in capsules.
02-12-2006 08:55 PM
What I'm looking for:
Well since I am currently cutting I do not expect to have major increases in bodyweight or lbm. What I am looking for is some major pumps in the gym, and in general. While I am losing bodyfat I would like my strength to stay the same as it has been, or a slight increase would be awesome. I'm also expecting to see some slight changed in endurance even though I am calorie deficient. As you can see, I expect a lot from these products, which is only right because what I have seen so far from SNS is an overall incredible product line.
I again want to thank Steve for having great customer service and for being so generous.
My log will start tomorrow on Monday, Feb the 13th. I believe I am doing shoulders which is one of my bigger body parts... so I should really be able to feel this stuff kickin... stay tuned all!
02-12-2006 09:10 PM
I have tried both products and enjoyed them both. Good luck with the log.
02-12-2006 09:18 PM
thanks... and thanks for posting... keep checkin in for updates!
02-13-2006 05:38 PM
Tops ur a bad man and a big dude, i'm interested in the results too. Nice log so far, i'm looking forward to workin out this weekend with all of us...
02-13-2006 08:22 PM
Workout #1 : CVM Xtreme solo use
Well after discussing with some of my lifting partners we decided that the best idea would be to give the first workout to CVM Xtreme solo, and the second workout to Arginine E2 Matrix, and then stack them for the remaining workouts. This decision was made for those of you who are solely interested in only one of the products and do not wish to stack them.. So without further delay..
As stated previously in my log I decided on trying the orange flavor of Xtreme. I mixed the product in a shaker bottle using only water at the recommended amount. Initial taste was great... Reminds me a lot of Tang flavor and definitely had a strong orange taste. The product mixed rather well.. near the bottom I had a little bit of powder that was unmixed, but nothing to complain about. I took my dose about 30 minutes prior to my workout.
Today I decided on doing shoulders, thought it would be a great way to really test Xtreme out because of shoulders being one of my bigger body parts. I started with heavy sets on seated db military. I worked my way up the ladder and finished with weight I haven't ever used before which was awesome... can't say right now if this is due right away to the fact I took Xtreme, or because of the fact that I haven't done this exercise in a while.. either way it felt great. Right after I got my sets finished on this exercise I was PUMPED. Shoulders were definitely blown up.. a lot more than normal... and gave me a very wide appearance. I then proceeded to hit my lateral head with some seated raises. Used about the same amount of weight that I normally use for this, so nothing too exciting about it... but I did notice a much more of a capped feeling after my first set... definitely due to the added pump. Finally finished up hitting the rear delts, and then a little bit of trap work.
One thing I did notice other then the intense pump in my shoulders, and a little bit of added weight on my military, was the added pump I had in the rest of my body. My bi's felt like I was doing a bicep workout... which really surprised me, I have had a lot of experience with different products somewhat similar to this one and I have never gotten this almost "full body" pump. It will be really interesting to see if this lasts the rest of the time I am on it... cause I loved it. I also think I noticed a slight increase in endurance... not so much during my sets.. but nearing the end of my workout, I seemed to have a bit more energy then the norm.
My initial opinion... seems to be another quality SNS product, cost efficient, good taste, some added strength and major... and i mean major pumps. But I will give a better assessment when I stack it with the arginine E2 in the days to come. Man am I ever excited!!!
Well tomorrow will be an arm day... due to the fact that I have to save up my back so I can train it at home with the brothers. Also tomorrow will just be a quick review of Arginine E2 alone, but what a better way to test it out then on the ol' arms
Keep checkin back and keep the comments flowin!
02-15-2006 12:08 AM
Cool i like the way you are going about this log. Just wait until you add the AE2..then the pumps are just outright sick.
Originally Posted by tops2heavy
02-15-2006 12:59 AM
AI Sports Fitness Expert
Hey training partner just wanted to tell you i like the log so far. saturday we are gong to tear the gym apart time to let the FREAKS out to play baby. They arent ready for us to rip the weights out of their hands because we need then more than they do. we dont have time to sit around we need every sec to grow, no wasted time.
Beware the Freaks come out Saturday you best be inside when they do.
02-15-2006 02:29 PM
thanks a lot laz... we thought it would be more consumer friendly this way but it's killin me not being able to stack them right off the bat hehehe...
Buffhunk... can't wait for this weekend to come.. there is guna be some major weight being thrown around.. no one even knows
02-15-2006 02:36 PM
Workout #2 Arginine E2 Matrix Solo
After having an awesome workout using CVM Xtreme I could only expect the same from this product... and boy did I ever recieve it!!
Like previously stated I had decided on doing arms while trying out the Arginine E2 which turned out to be a great idea.
Opened up the bottle and threw down three caps as the bottle recommends, about 30 minutes prior to my workout. Decent sized pills.. but not hard to get down at all.
I began my day with some machine pressdown, just for something totally different from the norm... after the first set I notice a big pump. After finishing the whole exercise... had a massive pump in my triceps, which I thought was very interesting... and thought it would be very interesting to see if it continued throughout my workout because I usually do not get huge pumps in the tri's. Next I did straight bar standing curls.. worked up the ladder all the way up to weight I was using when I bulked... definitely had some added strength on them today and was very surprised at this. I had my carbs upped slightly, but nothing that would have given me this kind of strength increase. Just a real surprise that I had increases for the first time I used the product.
Next went on to some heavy dips, kept my pump real well during them. One thing I do notice sometimes.. is when I use heavy heavy weight on my tri's I lose some of my pump... well not today.. it definitely stuck around. I then went on to some db work and finished off with a short superset. By the end my arms were blown up.. definitely more then normal.. really full... and somewhat full in places where they usually arent. For example.. the part of my bicep right up close to my delt ... decently far away from the peak... was extremely pumped. Pump in my tri's stayed throughout my routine.. both my bi's and tri's kept there pump a good amount of time.. practically through my whole cardio routine afterwards.
So my initial opinion of Arginine E2 Matrix is definitely a really good one... strength was up considerably... and it was only the first workout on it! Pumps were out of this world...and I did notice a little bit more vascularity than normal which was exciting.
When I honestly try and say which one I liked better.. I'm not really sure... I love them both so far... Arginine might have given me a slightly bigger pump, but I also moved up in my military db press, which hasn't moved in awhile, using the Xtreme. Also with it being just one workout each it's somewhat unfair to judge them, cause I ony have so much to work with. So if you are looking to buy one or the other.. it's really hard for me to say .. you might want to look into conveniece... which you like better, powder or caps... or maybe your budget... but whichever way you choose to go ... you won't be disappointed I promise.
A day off is planned for Wednesday the 15th, then I will officially begin the stack of CVM Xtreme and Arginine E2 on Thursday with chest!!!!! cannot wait!!
02-16-2006 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by tops2heavy
02-16-2006 08:01 PM
Workout #3 Cvm Xtreme + Arginine Stack...no more of this solo crap!
Hey all just got done carbin up a bit after an insaaaaane chest day. I'll tell ya what... this is easily the best non hormonal stack I have ever taken. Destroys BSN's garbage.
So today marked the first day of the actual stack... and I used it for chest. Talk about an amazing workout. I went in there blazing today... started with some incline dumbell presses and absolutely crushed them. New personal best for me on them... which I can't believe. About my second set into these I had an incredible pump in my best... hell I had it throughout my body. I finished up with these... ending with about 6 reps ... which is a no no for cutting.. but it was the heaviest I have ever gone... so I was still extremely happy. I then went onto flatbench Db fly... which I easily tied a personal best again...got a huuuuge pump in my chest from these... which is common for me. I then finished up with a little bit of machine pressing which I was only able to go light on because I was so exausted from my previous exercises. Overall... INSANE PUMP and a very nice and unexpected strength gain... nothing completely crazy... but went heavier then ever in the inclines. Again I noticed a total body pump .. even my legs were slightly pumped which is awesome. If this stuff doesn't hold onto my lbm I honestly don't know what will.
Still wana see how I react on some more days... I was really in the zone today so that might have had something to do with the strength increases too... but we will see whats to come in the future... so excited. But theres definitely no other explaination for the awesome pumps..
Hard to tell what I'm doing tomorrrow... either legs or an off day... gotta get ready to train with the boys from back home on saturday... can't wait to log that one hehehe.
I'm super impressed so far.. hopefully this stuff keeps workin the way it has been... Keep postin guys... I'm out
02-17-2006 10:30 AM
AI Sports Fitness Expert
hey Mr. Tops i am going to log saturday's workout and i dont even have anything to log!! haha get reday baby we are going to hit it hard!
02-19-2006 08:57 PM
Workout # 4
What an awesome workout. Trained at home with the boys and man was it intense. We did back and torn it up completely.
We decided to start out using a heavy compound movement, and since we wanted to bring the ruckus we did some rack pulls... Needless to say we all used extremely heavy weight. I myself may have set a new personal best?? If it wasn't it was right up there with the heaviest I have ever gone while bulking. After this I had a major pump in my back... Mainly in my lats, a little bit in my traps also. We next moved onto some pulldowns... We didn't go crazy heavy with these, kept the reps a little bit on the higher side and just went for more of a pump. My lats were BLOWN after these... freakin huge. We then finished up with some db rows.. again we used some pretty heavy weight, which seemed to flow without too much effort until the last set.
Overall awesome pump in my entire back and traps. Really good strength increase in Compound movements and decent endurance. Also noticed a bit of vascularity poking through.. definitely gets me excited to get lean.
Well... not sure what's in store for tomorrow... maybe Shoulda's .. who knows.. whatever it is I can't wait to test this stuff out some more... So far two very solid products for sure!
02-20-2006 08:56 AM
The log is looking good. Keep up the good work and continued success!
02-20-2006 07:39 PM
Workout # 5
Shoulder day.... but man oh man it felt like I was doing a full body workout with the pump I had.... awesome awesome stuff. Started with my favorite (and deadly hehe) shoulder exercise ... upright rows... they always blow my shoulders up, and today was no exception. Did two very light warmup sets... and then went into the heavy sets, didn't even get past the warmups and my traps and front delts were blown up. Went on to doing a very heavy final set definitely went up in this exercise also... did strip sets downward and ended up with almost a painful pump lol. Next went on to heavy lateral raises.. again used some very heavy weight, more then I normally do... hard to tell if I just moved up from normal training regime or because of the SNS products... I attribute a little from both. Finally finished with some pre-exaustion on the rear delts.. could only finish with two sets of these total, my shoulders were done... I definitely still had some left in the tank energy wise though... count another knotch on the endurance factor.
Overall awesome day... not sure what I'm doing tomorrow... need to hit legs despirately, not really sure when I am guna get the chance though... So far this stuff is definitely the ****.... more full body pumps today and added strength...
02-20-2006 07:55 PM
Originally Posted by tops2heavy
02-21-2006 07:09 PM
Workout # 6
Beat up the ol' arms today, pretty intense workout.. excuse me if there is lack of enthusiasm in my writing, I am very tired and feel pretty depleted today... cutting sucks.
Okay sorry, back to my workout. It went really well despite the lack of energy today. I started with 2 different bicep exercises and by the end of them my arms were totally pumped... even my tri's which recieved no involvement in the two exercises. I then went on to two tricep exercises and then finished with a simple superset. Huge pump again.. skin bursting without a doubt. Definitely another very good workout despite the lack of energy... no strength increase this time, but no loss and I am still losing bodyfat so I am definitely happy with that. I noticed some increased vascularity in my forearms and bi's ... when those suckers come out there guna be nuts. I also noticed near the end of my workout, that if I am starting to feel a little less bloodflow in an area it takes very little effort to get it back in there full force... nuts!
Well I'm not sure what tomorrow is... maybe just cardio.. I'm getting antsy about hitting my legs, my training partner wants me to hold off till thursday or friday... so I suppose I will... keep checkin back everyone.. Im out
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