Hey Guys - I'm one of the lucky testers offrom Controlled Labs!
So i'll be starting a log to track and report my results with this new product for all to enjoy. the ingredient profile on PW looks excellent and should be the perfect addition to my current regimen.
the PW hasn't arrived yet and i'm planning on running this April 15th - May 30. i'll take some 'before' photos the day i start and post them up w/my current measurements.
to give a brief history on me, here is my app:
Training experience (as much detail as possible.. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF ! ! WHY should we choose you ! !):
My history: naturally athletic and always in top shape. went to college i on a D1 (PAC-10) swimming scholarship. following college, i competed on the national level for freestyle mogul skiing.
i've always lifted but over the past eight years, i've been progressively much more interested in the art and science of bodybuilding. although i like to stay in shape for the sports i enjoy, i have to admit a lot of it is for my own personal vanity. i have no desire to look super huge but love to look muscular and in such good shape that it catches people’s attention.
for the past 3 yrs i've kept a detailed journal of my workouts and progress. over the past year and a half i've kept a nutrition breakdown on fitday. so, it would be no problem for me to publish these progress journals here.
i really enjoy the AM.com forums and have become addicted to them. it is so helpful to learn about others experiences and share my own personal results with others who enjoy this lifestyle.
Current Training Schedule / (as much detail as possible):
Typical training week for me is as follows:
3-4 weight workouts/week + skiing 2 days per week in the winter (skiing replaced w/running 2-3 days/week in summer)
My weight routine is split into three workouts and cycled through every 6 days (taken from my journal last wk):
Weight workout 1: Chest & tris -
flat bench 18x135, 12x205, 10x225, 6x245, 5x245
incline bench 10x185, 7-8x205, 6-7x205, 6x205
close grip bench 8x135, 8x135, 6x135
skull crushers 12x75, 10x80, 8x80
weighted dip drop sets 12xbodyweight+45plate - then immediatly follow w/just body weight to failure, 10xbodyweight+45plate then body weight to failure
Weight workout 2: Shoulders & legs
overhead dumbell presses 16x50, 16,50, 10x65, 8x70, 8x70, 7x70, 7x70
upright row 16x90, 12x100, 10x110, 8x110
dumbbell shrug 12x90, 12x90, 12x90, 12x90
dumbell lateral raise drop sets 10x25 then 15lbs to failure (3 sets total)
dumbbell front raise 10x20 then 10lbs to failure (3 sets total)
squats 14x225, 10x295, 9x295, 8x295
Weight workout 3: Back & bis
Deadlift 45x135, 18x245, 10x305, 8x345, 7x345
weighted pull ups 16xbodyweight+30lbs (wide grip), 12xbodyweight+30lbs (wide grip) 10xbodyweight+30lbs(shoulder width grip), 10xbodyweight+30lbs(narrow grip) followed by bodyweight to failure
bent over row 12x155(wide grip), 10x175 (wide grip), 8x175 (shoulder grip), 8x175 (narrow grip), 8x175 (narrow grip)
straight bar curl 10x80, 8x80, 7x80
incline seated dumbbell curl 10x35, 9x35, 8x35 followed by 25s to failure
Cardio Schedule/ (as much detail as possible):
currently no cardio. do go skiing approx 2x per week. after april 15th i'll replace skiing with running 3xper week.
running routine is as follows -
cartio 1: 5 mile run moderate pace
cardio 2: 5 mile run moderate pace
cardio 3: 15 minute moderate pace run followed by 30-40 minutes of hill sprints (resting 1-2 minutes between each climb) then 15 minute light jog
Current supplements (exact brand/product name):
CreaFrom - creatine mono by PrimaForce
100% Whey Protien Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition
Daily multivit by NOW Foods
i wouldn't call myself a supplement junkie like some here on AM. it's not that i wouldn't like to take them, it's just that can't afford them all. i'm a cheap bastard!
Current Diet and macros (as much detail as possible):
from fitday i show approx 45%carbs, 35%protien, 20%fat
Current Daily water intake:
1/2 - 1 gal, but i also drink a crapload of skim milk
Short Term Goal:
i was 170lbs heading into the winter. ran a superdrol cycle and put on 15lbs - 10 of which i still have. this puts me at a bodyweight around 180 today. currently, i'm carrying a little more bodyfat than i usually do. muscle definition and abs can be seen but but I will get much more ripped by summer.
my ultimate short term goal would be to try to reduce my bodyfat percentage with out losing any weight or strength.
in reality and from past experience i'll probably have to lose 5-10 lbs to get as ripped as i'd like for summer. when i lean down and lose weight for summer i always lose strength (like 20-40lbs off my bench, squat, and deads)
after april 15th (when ski season is over) i'll be incorporating more cardio and altering my diet to higher protein and lower carbs. and possibly include some purple wrath if i am lucky enough to be picked to keep a log. mabe the 'wrath' can help me better maintain my strenght and weight while shedding bodyfat.
Long Term Goal:
long term i would like to be around 180 with the bodyfat percentage i typically have at around 170. so pack on 10lbs of solid muscle while staying lean. i also wouldn't mind growing an inch or two on my **** (but not sure which excersises/suppplements do this). do these long-term goals sound familiar? it's what everyone wants - right?
ANY and ALL Prescription / Non-Prescription / Recreational drugs:
no prescriptions but do take claritin occasionally for allergies in the spring. no drugs. i'm not a drinker but do have usually 1-2 beers or glasses of wine every few weeks to fit in at parties or functions.
Supplement history (as much detail as possible):
for the past 8yrs i've consistently used creatine mono (i respond very well and cycle off a few times/yr), multivit, and whey protien - keepin it cheap and simple.
for cutting phases i incorporate and caffine caps.
have ran 2 cycles in the past 2 yrs. 1st cycle was -25 (last winter - see my log), then a cycle of superdrol (Dec 06). post cycle therapy was RXT & Nolva.
Other product reviews / logs you have done (with links): Promagnon-25 Log