Time to tear some flesh with ALRI's WTF Pump'd!
04-22-2007 11:20 PM
Time to tear some flesh with ALRI's WTF Pump'd!
First off, I'd like to say thanks to FitnFirm and ALRI for allowing me to test/review/log their latest pre-workout supplement: WTF Pump'd!
If you haven't read the write up yet, here it is:
Also, here is the detailed information about me that I gave to apply to log this product(if you don't read this, I will summarize my info below):
Scroll Down for My Application
Current Training Schedule:
Chest & Back/Shoulders & Biceps & Triceps/Quads & Hamstrings & Calves & Forearms
I will be doing cardio(HIIT on treadmill and/or elliptical/stairmaster work) on Wed and Sat when possible, and starting next weekend I will be playing baseball again on the weekends(I'm a catcher). See my application link above for more details about supersets I do for each workout.
Current (Other) Supplements:
Just starting week 3 of ActivaTe, Rebound Reloaded, Lean Xtreme, and Bulk PowerFULL.
1 Gut Health daily.
3 grams Vitamin C daily.
2400 IUs of Vitamin E daily.
2 NOW Adam daily.
ZMA before bed on days of workouts.
600 mg ALA post w/o.
Fish/flax oil at various times.
50 g WMS + 3 scoops Xtend post w/o follwoing by 1 scoop each of ON 100% Whey and 100% Casein 30 minutes later.
Previously used pre workout supplements:
My own concoction of Creatine Mono+Histidine+Beta Alanine+Tyrosine+Taurine+Citru lline Malate+Chocamine+ALCAR
This log will last 30 days and will be updated at least 4 times per week(probably after my workouts). At the end of the 30 days I will give a detailed/final review consisting of ratings from 1 to 10 on the following areas:
I will also give a written summary of my experience(and maybe a comparison to other pre w/o supps I've used).
Tomorrow is Day 1 and it begins with a Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps workout. Wish me luck!
04-23-2007 11:19 PM
Today was my first day using WTF Pump'd and here are my initial thoughts:
First of all, the taste. It was alright. Definitely drinkable and does taste lemony. It kind of reminds me of Fast Twitch by Cytosport but not as sweet and maybe a little more bitter. It is good enough. I'm sure the fact that there are fats in there make it a little more difficult to get a sweet lemonade flavor without adding a buttload of sugar. Overall, it was good enough but nothing to rave about. I will remark on the taste as time goes on. This might've sounded like a negative but I asure you it is not.
I don't know if it was because I had to stay late at work and was a little frustrated or because I was excited to try out this new supp or because I was excited to get back to the gym since taking three days off, but at the beginning of my work out I was pretty amped up. Basically what was happening was that I was moving weights faster than I wanted to. I'm trying to create a whole mind/muscle connection, but I really had to calm myself down. So energy/focus was definitely there, which actually was a concern of mine since this is mostly for recovery and pumps. We will see how this fairs as the week goes on. The real test will be at the end of the week on Friday.
Throughout the beginning of the workout, I was wondering where the pumps were...then as the workout went on, they came. And oh boy did they come. My shoulders literally looked like cannonballs, from all angles. They were nice and round and full from the front, side, and back. Really great size and shape...I think people were looking at me while I was doing DB raises. Once I started to hit biceps and triceps, my biceps felt like grapefruits(I'm not that big tho) and my triceps felt like bricks. I've had good pumps before but these were much stronger than anything else. Ridiculous. The pumps didn't end at the end of my workout though...they felt just as strong for 45 minutes after my last rep.
I was starting to wonder what it would be like to use WTF Pump'd and Anabolic Pump at the same time... But then I stopped thinking because I didn't want my brain to explode.
So in all, great pumps, good energy. Since my bodyfat has risen a little and I'm not a vascular person, vascularity wasn't anything signficant. I can't wait to see what I look like tho once I start cutting. Also, strength was there but nothing out of the normal/nothing I can attribute to WTF Pump'd.
Tomorrow is legs. I hope my calves just blow up.
(I'll try to be a little more concise in my future reviews.)
04-24-2007 03:20 AM
Just as I expected And yes, the focus of WTF is VERY strong !!!!!! That is my favorite part about it !!!!!! When I use it on leg day, I walk like I have a wet diaper on, legs are sooooooooo swole, LOL be afraid..............be very afraid
04-24-2007 04:18 PM
Oh that's just great... Strong focus on a leg day for a very disgruntled employee...
Originally Posted by FitnFirm
I may not be able to walk tomorrow.
04-24-2007 09:40 PM
Today was leg day and it went pretty well. I started off with leg press and my quads were definitely engourged with blood plasma.
I tried to squeeze the muscle on every exercise and I was able to squeeze harder than I usually am able to since my muscle bellies were almost completely filled. It felt really good and it felt like I was really tearing down muscle all over the length of each muscle group.
There definitely were some pumps, but not like I had yesterday. I think that that's because my legs usually get pretty pumped on leg day and plus there is just alot of muscle mass in your legs compared to the rest of the muscle groups.
All in all, there was definitely something going on...since I was walking a little like I had some soggy diapers on .
Focus was good. Leg days are usually very draining for me, but I was able to stay on it all workout long and squeeze on every rep for every set until the end. So that was a plus.
Everything is goin great so far. Nice job ALRI!
Tomorrow is a cardio/abs day. Debating whether or not to try a serving beforehand...guess you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
04-24-2007 09:41 PM
I think people are checking this review even tho they aren't posting. So if you're one of those people and you have any questions, please ask away!
04-24-2007 09:44 PM
Compared to the previous prods you've taken, what's the energy like?
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
04-24-2007 09:59 PM
It's still hard to tell, so I will definitely try to address this in more detail later on in the week and later on in the review.
Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns
Off of initial thoughts: I would say that it's below the level of NO-Xplode and Chaos but above Fast Twitch. I've only tried samples of Smash, Xenergy, and Herculian-MR4 so I can't even remember what those were like.
I go pretty light on stimulants on a day to day basis(pre w/o only and very small cups of coffee or green tea to get me by at work when needed), so this might not be enough for others. But like I said before, I had to slow myself down during yesterday's workout so that has to say somethin!
I will specifically talk about this on Thursday's and Friday's entries after my chest/back and shoulder/biceps/triceps routines, respectively.
04-25-2007 10:03 PM
I ran upon Boz's WTF Pump'd log and it gave me the idea to try give myself some more time between downing the WTF Pump'd and my workout. So instead of ~30 min pre w/o, I did ~45 min pre w/o.
I think that worked alot better for me because about two minutes before I got to the gym I was in a much better mood and I felt like I had more energy. Definitely gonna do that again tomorrow.
Today was cardio; so I warmed up by walking on the treadmill then did 15 minutes of HIIT of one minute at 6.5 mph then 30 sec at 9.5 mph. I usually feel really deflated after doing this, but the whole time I felt full everywhere. It was great motivation! Even when I was done I felt full all over...not pumped but just full.
Tomorrow is chest/back...it's gonna be goooooood!
04-25-2007 10:05 PM
To hit on prld2gr8ns question just briefly about energy:
So far it's a slower, more gradual energy build up. I say give yourself some more time between drinking it and starting your workout if you want that energy right at the beginning of the workout. Otherwise you might not feel it as much once the adrenalin starts flowing.
04-26-2007 09:59 PM
I'm sorry to start this post off this way but...
Today was Chest/Back and I definitely did not eat enough. I was starving by the time I got to the gym and I just felt dead the whole way through. This was completely my own doing so I can't really comment about WTF Pump'd. I'm just a little disappointed in myself.
The only redeeming factor was that when I got home, I somehow looked jacked. So my self-esteem went up just a tad. THAT I will attribute to the WTF Pump'd!
Next week I will be retooling my workout. Similar protocol. All new exercises.
04-27-2007 12:48 AM
Hey we all have days where things keep us from eating what we want and when we want, at least you went ! Ive had days like that too but strange enough, they turn out to be good workouts........ weird !!!!!!!!!
Im glad you like the WTF As far as energy goes, its not like wicked, its a very smooth slow acting lift, nothing like Venom etc. Its enough to get you through a workout and still let you sleep at night though. I stack it with Primed Ultra cause Im a WARRIOR !!!!!!! haha, no just crazy !
I love the way my chest and pec tie in area gets pumped on chest days............ oh I could almost put Ronnie to shame
What I like most is the focus and stamina, the extreme recovery between sets, this is awesome and Ive had a few PR's since using it, it gives me that extra power for one more rep or 5 more pounds, which means alot to me !
You the greatest JJC I like your log, its very detailed !
04-27-2007 09:36 PM
Ha thanks Fit!
Originally Posted by FitnFirm
Yeah as far as the energy goes it's a slow build. As you get deeper into your workout you start to get more focused. Sometimes I stop myself and I'm like damn, I feel good and my muscles feel pumped. But then that kind of throws me off...so I get right back into it and it's almost all tunnel vision from there on out. Good stuff.
On the other hand, it doesn't really get you jacked up (mentally) to go throw weights around. Which is fine most of the time since if you're gonna really get into this, you kind of need your own internal motivation. A little more kick to it wouldn't hurt tho! I wonder what it would be like with some ALCAR sprinkled in. I might try that once I finish this log.
The one thing I really wanted to say though is:
GOD DAMN! If only I lost eight to ten pounds of fat, I would look just utterly ridiculous after a workout with WTF Pump'd. Muscles pumped everywhere, forcing vascularity all over the map. Since I should have some of this left over after this log, I might save it for the end of my upcoming cut....or just buy a bottle .
04-28-2007 08:33 AM
Good find about the time thingy.
Originally Posted by JJC
04-28-2007 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by motiv8er
Well said my friend, well said.
I'm still experimenting with it, so I will I'll log what else I can figure out.
Apparently some loggers got some Primed Ultra to try out too...I did not. Not that I'm complaining but .
04-30-2007 09:55 PM
If you buy WTF Pump'd for any reason, buy it for the ego boost.
I mixed up my exercises today but stuck with a chest/back split. When I got in the locker room I took my shirt off and I couldn't believe how I looked. Pumped and full everywhere. I've kind of been on a maintenance diet the past week since I'll be going to Dallas for a friend's bday this weekend and we plan on having a pool party...I've put alot of work in this winter, why not show it off a little bit? Anyways, my point is that vascularity has been increasing too.
I'm still sticking with about 40-45 min drinking the WTF Pump'd before hitting the gym and I think that's been working. It might not really matter tho.
Kind of off-topic(none of my friends are into anything like this, so I'd just like to mention a few things):
I just started my summer baseball season yesterday and there's a guy on my team that is preparing for his first show in 2008. He's shorter than I am and alot more jacked(not that I wanna look like he does), but it's a good feeling to finally find someone (in person) to talk to about this sport. I think I've got some more knowledge than he does but he is few steps ahead of me as far as size/strength.
Also, it was kinda cool/painful to put on my baseball pants and find that I have outgrown them at the age of 23.
Finally...I can't wait for my cissus to arrive. I really am convinced that this will help me get through my baseball season and allow me to continue to lift. I've always had pain in my throwing elbow/bicep and I would just resort to 6 Aleve pre-game and ice all night after. I really, really hope this helps. In the past, the pain and weakness kept me from playing to my ability and kept me out of the gym.
05-01-2007 01:55 PM
Looking good JJC I take mine about 1/2 hour before I leave and by the time I get there and do 10-15 minutes of stretching to warm up IM READY !!!
05-01-2007 02:09 PM
Yeah I was thinking about taking it closer to workout time again since I do about 10 minutes of active stretching before lifting. I will report back tonight!
Originally Posted by FitnFirm
05-01-2007 09:37 PM
Still getting sick pumps. Sometimes I don't feel them as much as other times, but I know when I take my shirt off in the locker room I can definitely see them. AND THEN, when I get home and I feel like I should not be pumped any longer...it takes awhile for me to deflate. Feels good.
Sometimes right after my workouts I like to squeeze whatever muscles I was working on for about 30 secs straight. If you have some WTF Pump'd, I definitely recommend trying it. I don't know if it actually helps you at all in gaining size but damn does it feel good.
The ligaments in my forearms are becoming strained from getting into baseball again. My gigantic order from NP arrived today(including almost the entire ALRI line: Evo Stack and Tri-Lean System both for future use), along with cissus that I will most likely start using within the next two weeks.
Also, today was rough mentally. I just wasn't there. I think this weekend is going to be good for me mentally because I'm going to be seeing some friends that I haven't seen for awhile. Although I will probably be drunk from Friday mid-day until Sunday morning, I think overall this trip will be a positive.
Oh and although it was pretty discouraging day, timing the WTF Pump'd administration at 30 min before lifting really helped me get through the workout. I actually started winding my warm-ups down early because I was starting to feel the mental effects of preparation/focus.
05-02-2007 01:35 AM
I hope you have a great time with your friends this weekend ! Dont drink too much though
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