Bludevil's Swell Run (sponsored)

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  1. Bludevil's Swell Run (sponsored)


    First, would like to thank Nimbus Nutrition for choosing me to be a tester. I'm really excited about trying this product as it's basketball season for me, so i want to see how the results translates on the court as well as the gym. So without further ado - a little about Swell, then followed by a little about me.


    Swell™ Energy and Performance Optimizer

    It is a well known fact that a solid foundation is essential to a strong structure. Well there is NO question about the foundation of the newest Nimbus Nutrition product, Swell™. Once again Nimbus has taken a “Simple yet Synergist” approach to supplement development. Building off their ground breaking, patent pending formula Poseidon Complex™, Nimbus has created another Staple Supplement for every athlete that believes “Performance is Everything”. They are proud to introduce…Swell™.

    Swell™ is a combination of Poseidon Complex™, coupled with a very specific dose of Beta-Alanine and Citrulline Malate. The combination of these 3 distinct, USP grade compounds has revealed another extremely synergistic effect that Nimbus Nutrition is quickly becoming known for in the Sports Supplement and Nutrition Industry. Poseidon™ has already been proven among athletes in the real world time and time again. Now, with the incredible fatigue reduction and improved physical working capacity1 associated with Beta-Alanine supplementation and the ability of Citrulline Malate to increase aerobic energy during exercise2 (not to mention an incredible pump), Swell™ takes your intense athletic activity to a whole new level. On top of that Swell™ also includes 3000mgs of L-Leucine to improve muscle recovery. Swell™ is much more than a “NO Booster”, it is a “Potential Energy Releaser” for Optimum Performance Enhancement. Swell™ is intended for only the serious athlete that expects as much from a supplement as they do from themselves.

    Swell™ by Nimbus Nutrition…Expect RESULTS from the company that knows “PERFORMANCE IS EVERYTHING”!


    Swell™ Highlights

    • Increased Hydration
    • Higher Working Capacity
    • Reduced Fatigue
    • Increased Oxygen Delivery to Muscles
    • Promote Protein Synthesis
    • Increased Muscle Recovery
    • Increased Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy Production
    • Intense Muscle Pumps
    • Suppressed Protein Catabolism
    • Increased Mental Acuity

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    Now a little about me.
    Sex: Male
    Age:34 and feeling it.
    Height: 6.0
    Weight: 198lbs
    BF%: Give or take around 15% (need to get this checked for a more accurate measurement).

    I plan on playing basketball at least 2 nights a week during the upcoming months. I'm in pretty decent shape but I've certainly lost a step and lost a few inches off my vertical. Most of this could probably be attributed to age and weight. For the next month or so, I'm going to train to help build my endurance and lose a little fat in the process. I'm hoping my training routine will carry over onto the court.

    Right now I'm using 5 compound exercises (that are switched up from day to day) and running 3 giant supersets at 8 reps each. So, basically I'll setup all the equipment and go through all exercises with no rest. Then I rest for 3 to 4 minutes and then hit it again. After I reach my desired 3 runs, I hop on the tready for some cardio. Usually run for 15 to 20 minutes with the goal of 10 minute miles. Hopeing to knock some time off of this by the end of my Swell run.

    Exercises include any of the 5 for a given day:
    (Deadlifts, Squats, Front Squats, DB Lunges with overhead press, reverse lunges, Wide Grip rows, db push press, step-ups, military press, pull-ups, chin-ups, dips, bench press, close-grip bench press, pushups-with db row, burpees, scalp push-ups, upright rows, BB clean, Snatch Pulls, Cable woodchops, DB Jump Squat).

    Diet has been pretty clean. Except for the occasional binge over the Holidays, my diet will be mainly low carb with carbs being (oats, sweet potatoes, fiber one, apples, grapefruit)Meals will mainly consist of protein, fats and veggies with carbs being added in post workout and mornings. I'll run this for a while and see how it goes. If I'm not losing at the rate I would like, I will switch over to the Cut Diet which I ran successfully last summer.

    I think thats it for now. Log will start once Swell comes in the mail.


  2. Nice start bludevil. I think you'll find the cardio aspects of Swell to be quite pleasing(for me they are). Should really help out with that treadmill and those supersets. Looking forward to this one.
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!


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  3. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Nice start bludevil. I think you'll find the cardio aspects of Swell to be quite pleasing(for me they are). Should really help out with that treadmill and those supersets. Looking forward to this one.
    Cool, really looking forward myself. On a good note, I received my Swell today but on a bad note, my family is heading out of state the day after Christmas. So I will be lifting up unto Christmas, then I don't know how much I will get until the next week.

    Prld2gr8ns, do you think it would be beneficial for me to run Swell immediately, then not take it while I'm out of town, or run the entire time (lifting or not) or just wait until I get back (New Years Day), when my training will be back on track before starting Swell.

  4. My guess would be after, but thats just me

  5. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    My guess would be after, but thats just me
    Concurr. Consistency would really be beneficial with Swell, so I would personally wait until you are interruption-free. But that's just me.
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!


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  6. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Concurr. Consistency would really be beneficial with Swell, so I would personally wait until you are interruption-free. But that's just me.
    Done, thanks...

    Supplementation of Swell will begin Dec 31.

  7. Have you at least tasted it yet,lol?
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Have you at least tasted it yet,lol?
    Of course, as soon as I got it, I opened it up, stuck my finger in it, swirled it around a little and licked my finger My wife and I decided not to buy each other Christmas presents this year and buy presents for a needy child. So, this was kind of like my Christmas present.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by bludevil View Post
    Of course, as soon as I got it, I opened it up, stuck my finger in it, swirled it around a little and licked my finger My wife and I decided not to buy each other Christmas presents this year and buy presents for a needy child. So, this was kind of like my Christmas present.
    Nice.

    I think the wife and I may adopt something like that a little later down the road. Our little guy has soooooo many toys etc...After his birthday we loaded up 3 garbage bag's full of toys and took them to the salvation army and battered woman and children homes. Good for you man!
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  10. just a tip, but watermelon xtend makes swell taste goood.
    WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    Nice.

    I think the wife and I may adopt something like that a little later down the road. Our little guy has soooooo many toys etc...After his birthday we loaded up 3 garbage bag's full of toys and took them to the salvation army and battered woman and children homes. Good for you man!
    Definately know what you mean with toys. I have a 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son, and they have toys on top of toys laying every where. I have no idea where we're going to put the toys they get from Christmas from. That's a good idea about donating toys to salvation army. Might bag up some toys over the holidays myself since I have some time off from work.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    just a tip, but watermelon xtend makes swell taste goood.
    thanks for the tip, but I don't have any xtend laying around. I do have bulk bcaa's but their not going to improve the taste of anything. I do have some grape flavored creatine (storm) that I may mix with it if taste is an issue, but from my finger taste-test, I don't think I'll have any problems.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by bludevil View Post
    thanks for the tip, but I don't have any xtend laying around. I do have bulk bcaa's but their not going to improve the taste of anything. I do have some grape flavored creatine (storm) that I may mix with it if taste is an issue, but from my finger taste-test, I don't think I'll have any problems.
    No Xtend lol, Nutra sale is stil going on. Not a bad idea to stock up, 2 big tubs for $75 + free small orange which taste's awesome
    Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Distilled Water View Post
    No Xtend lol, Nutra sale is stil going on. Not a bad idea to stock up, 2 big tubs for $75 + free small orange which taste's awesome
    : yeah tell me about it, but we're on a tight budget right now due to Christams. My wife and I both come from large families, so theirs a lot of Christmas presents to buy. Holding off on purchasing any supps until Jan. Hopefully the sale will still be going on, because I do love me some xtend.

  15. Hey fella's, sorry for the lack of updates, but I haven't worked out since last Friday. Head'n out of town tomorrow to vacation with wife's family. Hopefully I'll get a workout or two in while on vacation but not expecting much. Things will get back on track starting next Wednesday (back to work :-) ). I did try 1 serving of Swell. For me, it didn't have much of a taste. Don't know if it's non-flavored or not because it doesn't have a flavor on the bottle but if I had to guess, I'd say non-flavored, but did seem to have a better workout, but I'd say it was more placebo effect than anything from 1st dose.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by bludevil View Post
    Hey fella's, sorry for the lack of updates, but I haven't worked out since last Friday. Head'n out of town tomorrow to vacation with wife's family. Hopefully I'll get a workout or two in while on vacation but not expecting much. Things will get back on track starting next Wednesday (back to work :-) ). I did try 1 serving of Swell. For me, it didn't have much of a taste. Don't know if it's non-flavored or not because it doesn't have a flavor on the bottle but if I had to guess, I'd say non-flavored, but did seem to have a better workout, but I'd say it was more placebo effect than anything from 1st dose.
    It's designed to be flavorless. Makes for great versatility if one wants to mix it with other products. If you get tired of drinking non-flavored, I suggest crystal light lemonade on-the-go packs. Mix in 20oz of water with 2scoops of Swell, and WHAM!!! That stuff is goooood.
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!



  17. Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    It's designed to be flavorless. Makes for great versatility if one wants to mix it with other products. If you get tired of drinking non-flavored, I suggest crystal light lemonade on-the-go packs. Mix in 20oz of water with 2scoops of Swell, and WHAM!!! That stuff is goooood.

    Sounds like a winner, but non-flavored is cool with me.

  18. 1/2/08 - 1st day of Swell

    Finally back on track. Weighed myself yesterday and I've gained 3lbs over the holidays. I'm guessing mostly fat as I only worked out twice over the last 2 weeks.

    Todays w/o went as followed:

    3 giant supersets at 8 reps with 4 minute rest between

    Squats - 225
    Chin-ups - BW
    Lunge with DB overhead press - 25lb
    Pushups with DB Row - 25lb
    Cable woodchops - 50lbs

    •Dosage: 2 scoops pre w/o.

    • Strength: Strength was a little off today. I imagine it's from the long layoff.

    • Bodyweight/Body Comp: Weight was at 201 yesterday morning.

    • Pumps/Vascularity: Pumps were ok, but nothing out of the ordinary.

    • Endurance: Again, same as strength, a little off but imagine it's from time off.

    • Focus: Focus and determination was their today. Had good motivation to get into the gym and get my butt back on track.

    • Overall Energy: Again, hate to keep repeating, but my entire w/o seemed to be a little off. Energy wasn't what I would have liked. Again, due to time off and probably lack of sleep. Over the holidays I was averaging about 9 hours of sleep and I got 6 last night.

    • Personal Commentary: One thing I've noticed the most with these giant supersets, is my numbers have to be drastically reduced for me to perform the entire set without stopping. So yeah, I know those #'s suck but hopefully once my endurance increase the poundages will start increasing as well.

  19. Alright, alright.... nice to see this starting up BD. It's going to be a good way to help kick off the new year.
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!



  20. 1/3/08 - 2nd day of Swell

    Todays w/o went as followed:

    3 giant supersets at 8 reps with 4 minute rest between

    BB Bench Press - 225
    BB Cleans - 120
    BB Snatch Pulls - 85lb
    BB Overhead Push Press - 110
    Seated Wide Grip Rows - 100

    Dosage: 2 scoops breakfast and pre w/o on empty stomach.

    Strength: Strength still not up to par, but should be back by next week.

    Bodyweight/Body Comp: Didn't weight myself this morning.

    Pumps/Vascularity: Pumps were pretty normal.

    Endurance: Endurance seemed to a little better today. Was able to get through all 3 supersets without panting as much between exercises.

    Focus: Focus was good today.Was able to look past other people in the gym and just concentrate on the weights.

    Overall Energy: Energy was a little better today. Got 8 hours of sleep, so that helped as well.

    Personal Commentary: Biggest difference I noticed today was the BA tingles. I forgot to mention yesterday that I didn't take my morning dose of Swell, so that could be one reason why I had more tingles today. Anyway, I like it

  21. prld2gr8ns, For my morning dose of Swell, I usually mix it up the night before just to make things go quicker in the morning. Does this effect the potency or degrade Swell in anyway.

  22. 1/4/08 - 3rd day of Swell

    Todays w/o went as followed:

    2 hours of pick-up basketball

    Dosage: 2 scoops breakfast and pre w/o on empty stomach.

    Strength: N/A

    Bodyweight/Body Comp: Weighed 198 after playing which is a 3lb drop but probaby just water weight.

    Pumps/Vascularity: N/A

    Endurance: Endurance was pretty good today for my 1st run of basketball in over 2.5 weeks. Probably played 6 or 7 games in the 2 hour span (This was straight, as my team didn't lose a game). Running really well the first 3 or 4 games but started choosing my spots to run by the end.

    Focus: Don't know much about focus per se, but drive and heart was good today.

    Overall Energy: Energy was better than expected given the lack of play over the holidays and the weight gain. Again, had really good energy the 1st hour of play but steadily declined within the 2nd hour.

    Personal Commentary: Was nice getting back on the court. I usually play once or twice a week, and not playing any for 2.5 weeks can really take a toll on your game. I was pleasantly surpised with endurance and energy I had today. Had some really good runs so I was pleased.

    On the basketball note, league play starts in 1 or 2 weeks. This is where I'll really test Swell and it's endurance effects. One thing I've learned is their's a huge difference between league play and pick-up games as far as running goes. During our 1st game last year in league play, I almost passed out from fatigue on the court.

  23. 1/5 & 1/6/08 - 4th and 5th days of Swell

    • Dosage: 1 scoop breakfast and 1 afternoon on empty stomach.

    No Training

  24. Looking good bludevil. Can't wait to see how this stuff works during league play.

    As for the night time mix of Swell, it's not a problem. That's actually one of the ways I prepare mine as well.
    ~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!



  25. 1/7/08 - 6th day of Swell

    Todays w/o went as followed:

    3 giant supersets at 8 reps with 4 minute rest between

    Power Good Mornings - 145
    Hang Cleans - 120
    DB Overhead Jump - 35lb
    DB Swing - 65
    Burpees - 8

    Dosage: 2 scoops breakfast and pre w/o on empty stomach.

    Strength: Strength seemed to be better today. Was able to hit all reps/pounds.

    Bodyweight/Body Comp: 199 over the weekend.

    Pumps/Vascularity: Pumps were pretty normal.

    Endurance: Endurance seems to be on the rise. Don't know if it's the Swell or getting adjusted to this training or both but workouts are starting to get easier regarding not taking as many breathers in between exercises to hit all marks.

    Focus: Focus/Drive wasn't as good today. Although I got through the routine, it just seemed hard mentally.

    Overall Energy: Energy coincides with focus. Don't really know what it was, but something was off. Like I said, physically I got through the workout ok, but it was very hard mentally. Don't know if it's overtraining, reduced cals/carbs, etc... but something was up. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.

    Personal Commentary: Body must be getting saturated with BA as I'm not getting the intense tingles I was getting at the beginning.

    Also on the basketball note, league play starts next Monday (Jan 14), so me and the guys on the team will probably play a few games tonight for practice.

  26. Good looking log. After a layoff it takes a bit to get back on track. Hang in there and before long you workouts will surpass all of your past efforts.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by whitedevil74 View Post
    Good looking log. After a layoff it takes a bit to get back on track. Hang in there and before long you workouts will surpass all of your past efforts.
    Thanks WD, I'm hoping so. I like the routine I'm on as it only takes 20 minutes or so to complete but man is it taxing on the CNS. If I continue to feel the same way, I'll switch back to a normal bodybuilding routine.

  28. 1/8/08 - 7th day of Swell

    Todays w/o went as followed:

    3 giant supersets at 8 reps with 4 minute rest between

    Sumo Deadlifts - 300
    Close Grip Bench Presses - 225
    DB Reverse Lunge - 35lb
    DB Push Press - 65
    Scalp Pushups - 10

    20 minutes of cardio on tready at 3.5 speed and 5 incline.

    Dosage: 2 scoops breakfast and pre w/o on empty stomach.

    Strength: Strength seems to be getting back to normal.

    Bodyweight/Body Comp: 199 over the weekend.

    Pumps/Vascularity: Pumps were pretty normal.

    Endurance: Again, endurance was pretty good today. Had no problems getting through routine physically.

    Focus: Kind of the same as yesterday. I believe this routine is pretty taxing on the CNS and back to back days is hurting me.

    Overall Energy: While I had energy to get through workout, still in somewhat of a lull. Hard to explain.

    Personal Commentary: Nothing really to report here except I hope this brain fog/mental thing goes away soon. No lifting tomorrow, just cardio so hopefully I'll be refreshed Thursday.

  29. 1/9/08 - 8th day of Swell

    No lifting today, just cardio

    Weather was nice, so I jogged outside for about 40 minutes, then finished up with 15 minutes on a bike. (Jog was a slow to moderate pace, I'd guess 5.0 speed on tready).

    Dosage: 2 scoops breakfast and pre w/o on empty stomach.

    Strength: N/A

    Bodyweight/Body Comp: 198.5 this morning

    Pumps/Vascularity: N/A

    Endurance: endurance seems to be getting better. About midway through the jog, mentally I was ready to slow down and walk, but physically I was fine so I just kept jogging.

    Focus: Focus was pretty good today.

    Overall Energy: Energy seemed to be a little better today. Had no issues with the cardio today. Be interesting to see where I'm at tomorrow with lifting.

    Personal Commentary: Although I'm not a big runner, I thoroughly enjoyed my jog today. Weather was in the high 60's with sunny skies so it was rather nice to get outside.

  30. 1/10/08 - 9th day of Swell

    Todays w/o went as followed:

    3 giant supersets at 8 reps with 4 minute rest between

    Power Good Mornings - 145
    Hang Cleans - 120
    DB Overhead Jump - 35lb
    DB Swing - 65
    Burpees - 8

    20 minutes of cardio on tready at 3.5 speed and 5 incline.

    Dosage: 2 scoops breakfast and pre w/o on empty stomach.

    Strength: Strength is finally back on par. Felt really strong today.

    Bodyweight/Body Comp: 198.5 yesterday. Didn't weigh today.

    Pumps/Vascularity: So far not noticing a lot in this area, but I think a large part might be contributed to my routine. Since I'm not doing high reps on a specific muscle group, I'm not going to see a lot of pumps. I may switch routines for a day or two in a week or so, to see if I can see any difference.

    Endurance: Endurance was awesome today. Today has been my best day in the gym since returning from Christmas break.

    Focus: Focus and Drive above average today.

    Overall Energy: Energy was good today, again best day in the gym in about a month.

    Personal Commentary: Not sure what to attribute my well-being in the gym today too, but I hope it stays. I'm guessing my bodys getting used to the routine, no lifting yesterday, and of course the Swell. Today was 10 out of 10.
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