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    "bLacKjAcK" -- Puts Golden Finish to the Ultimate Test!!


    My Golden Finish log..


    Stats: [ 6;2 ][ ~220 ][ 13% (Bulking) ]

    Bodytype: ECTO!!!morph

    Facial/(Everything about my) Body Features: Very very very Hot....

    Before Pics:


    The Frontal pic is about a month ago, but its the most recent I have...I am not that lean right now. The back one is like 4 days ago.

    I will update every time I workout with thoughts/criticisms/likes/dislikes.

    Hope you guys enjoy. I am looking forward to this product, it has a lot of potential for sure.

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    Initial Golden Finish thoughts: First postworkout I have ever tried that effectively masked the leucine taste well. This stuff is really delicious. About 5 minutes after downing it, I could feel a fullness in my muscles that was very nice, I will mention that I did add 30g dex to this. Also, my "postworkout crash" today wasn't AS bad. Was def. there like always but, I still feel pretty good.

    So I am pleased thus far...lets see what happens...


    Here was my workout today...

    Legs!!!

    Squat:
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 355x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 375x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 405x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 425x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 435x2

    Leg Curls:
    180x30 RP @ 24 & 28

    Leg Press: (toes together and low on platform---hitting quads only)
    10 plates: x30 --- RP @ 15 -- 24 -- 27

    Leg Press: ( Heels very high with feet apart 18 inches )
    12 plates: x30 --- RP @ 13 -- 22 -- 26

    All rest pause were no longer than 30 seconds.

    Weights moved around very good today, legs are feeling like they got hit by a train though. Was happy with the squat numbers, I think my fresh 1RM on squats is around 475 atm, which is good considering my weight.
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    Golden Finish Thoughts:

    I am really enjoying the fullness I am getting postworkout. Also the taste has been VERY suprising considering the profile, of course CL has always had a knack for producing incredible taste with their supps.

    Still too early to notice Body Comp changes as related to my previous postworkout which was 60g Dex/40g WPI. Enjoying it a lot so far.





    Todays workout below....


    Shoulder/Bi's

    Seated Mil:
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 245x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 255x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3

    Lateral Raises:
    35x30 RP @ 17 -- 26

    Rear Delt Raise:
    20x30 RP @ 20 -- 25

    BB Curls:
    105 for 8x8 (30 sec rest b/w sets....INTENSE!!)

    Upright Rows:
    115x25

    ...........TOAST!!!!.........
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    Mmmk, Thoughts so far....


    Taste: 9/10
    This has been very pleasant thus far. Trying to get your general postworkout ingredients into a mix is generally easy to do, but the taste once you get done is horrific. This, not so much. To me it tastes like Lemon/Pina Colada which is fine by me. Really no bitterness that is often acquainted to postworkout mixes. Something to remember, if it is too bitter --- just add more water to perfection

    Other things I notice about the product are coming, I just feel like I can already give this aspect a full and fair assessment. So far so good


    Workout from today is below....




    !~-BACK-~!


    Mid-Shin Pulls: Am I just that weird or are these things much harder than regular deads? I was resting 1.5 min b/w each set....
    315x8
    395x6
    405x4
    435x4
    445x4
    445x4

    Very WG Chins:
    BWx30 ~ RP @ 16 - 24 (20 sec.)

    RG BB Row:
    215x30 RP @ 20

    CG Bench: 25 sec rest b/w sets...
    225 for 8x8

    ....Very happy with the Chins & CG Pressing. TON of volume today, but I hung tough...pleased. I can tell I am going to be in much better condition after the end of this phase. yay..
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    Looks like everything is going well brother.......looking swole!

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    awesome results thus far, nice work.

    yeah, the taste took many months to perfect, but we have a winner
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    ---Still really enjoying Golden Finish, the taste is soo pleasant, and after a long grueling workout where I am already nauseous the last thing I need is something disgusting to chug down. I can tell my recovery has been a lot better. DOMS has gone down a lot lately, I probably can't attribute all of that to GF, but that is the only thing that has changed.


    Workout Below....




    Incline BB: This cros-set **** kills your energy man....

    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 245x2
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 255x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 285x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 275x2
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 265x2

    Flat DB: 2:2 Tempo
    95 RP (30 sec.) @ 16 & 24 & 28 <......bah!! I am a puss!

    Dips:
    BW x30 - RP @ 16 & 24

    Incline Cable Flyes: 3:2
    70x25


    <---->BW is still too low, but I am going away this weekend so I HAD to force this workout in, and I felt ok so I thought I would. I can't describe how much the crossets take out of you, its crrrrrrrazy kay? k... So yeh, pretty good workout today, decided to play around with tempo's a tad to incorporate a little more hypertrophy, but I think it did more harm than good.

    All in all workout was really good I was in a hurry so my rest times were all very short for the ones I didn't list. Numbers don't look too swell, but understanding how hard those 30 rep sets are....I am happy.
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    Looking great so far, always gotta love less DOMS!
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    Sorry for lack of updates guys, it is just from lack of actually physically being able to go to the gym. I have been moving the past 2 weeks, but the dust has settled and I have a very clear next 2 weeks.

    Yippee!
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    Squats: My squats are stuck, and its because my quads are so far behind my glutes/hams ---> my knees buckle inward in the hole. So I am moving to front squats as my first exercise for the next 3 weeks or so.
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 375x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 405x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 425x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 425x2
    245x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 425x2

    Leg Curls: Super strong today.
    240x30
    RP at 23, then finished....bout 25 sec rest at 23

    Leg Press: Feet together and lower, so as to focus quads.
    12 plates x30 --- RP at 15 & 24

    Leg Press: Feet away and high.
    14 plates x30 --- RP at 13 & 21 & 27
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    Seated Mil:
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 255x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 285x2.5 PR
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3

    Lateral Raises:
    35x30 RP @ 17 -- 26

    Rear Delt Raise:
    25x30 RP @ 20 -- 25

    Incline DB Curls:
    50 for 8x8 (30 sec rest b/w sets....OMG!)

    WG Upright Rows:
    105x25

    Don't ask me how or why I hit a PR on those seated presses, but I did...very weird too bc I have been very sick the past 4 days. I was really pissed off today going into the gym, so I guess thats a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    Sorry for lack of updates guys, it is just from lack of actually physically being able to go to the gym. I have been moving the past 2 weeks, but the dust has settled and I have a very clear next 2 weeks.

    Yippee!
    Woot !!

    GFH time !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bLacKjAck. View Post
    Sorry for lack of updates guys, it is just from lack of actually physically being able to go to the gym. I have been moving the past 2 weeks, but the dust has settled and I have a very clear next 2 weeks.

    Yippee!
    Moving? The address you just gave me is the same one you gave me a few months back. Do I have the right one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpmartyr View Post
    Moving? The address you just gave me is the same one you gave me a few months back. Do I have the right one:

    69 douchebag lane
    notgonnatellya, WV, OU812

    ???
    Yep that's the one I've used.

    J/k bro.

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    !~-BACK-~!


    Low/Mid-Shin Pulls:
    315x8
    405x6
    445x4
    455x4
    475x4 --- Hell yeh
    465x4

    Very WG Chins:
    BWx30 ~ RP @ 22 (40 sec.)

    RG BB Row:
    225x30 RP @ 20

    CG Bench: 20 sec rest b/w sets...
    225 for 5x8
    ________

    30 Min of Full-Court BBall
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    Dose = 3 scoops post-workout. I have consistently noticed that lack of the postworkout crash that I often get with my mix. Hmm, but anyways that is a good thing and I am enjoying this stuff very very much. I really have noticed lower DOMS, and GF is the only thing that has changed with my regimen, so I will have to attribute it to that.

    Still tasting great, the trick is to put enough water in it, then it is ALMOST good enough to drink just as a drink....very good.

    Workout today is below......


    Incline BB:
    165x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 245x2
    165x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 275x2
    165x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 295x2 --- 2nd rep was BARELY assisted.
    165x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 275x2
    165x8 ~ Cross-Set(1 min rest) ~ 275x2

    Low Incline DB:
    95 RP (30 sec.) @ 16 & 24 & 28

    Dips:
    BW x30 - RP @ 16 & 24

    Machine Flyes: 2:2
    165x25

    Really starting to visually look bigger, I am weighing in consistantly at ~218
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    Front Squats: Total ATG and 2:2 tempo...just tried to hammer my quads. All rest times were 45 sec.
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set ~ 245x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set ~ 265x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set ~ 265x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set ~ 275x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set ~ 275x2
    155x8 ~ Cross-Set ~ 265x2

    Leg Press:
    650x30 --- RP at 20 for 20 sec.

    Leg Curls:
    240x30 --- RP at 16 for 20 sec.

    Seated Calf Raises:
    4 platesx30 RP @ 22 for 15 sec.

    Good workout today, those front squats tore my quads up. I can tell that is definitely my weakness because that light of weight really tore me up. Its all good though, I will build them up with the quickness
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    Seated Mil:
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 255x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 285x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3

    Lateral Raises:
    35x30 RP @ 20

    Rear Delt Raise:
    25x30 RP @ 20

    BB Shrugs:
    315x25


    TOTALLY forgot to do curls today, will just add a little concentrated Bicep work on back day friday... Another very very solid day. Was very excited about basically every lift. I feel as though everything is just really becoming cemented and sured up from all the progress I have made. Everything just is feeling natural and easy. Very exciting....
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    Recovery: Has been noticeably better since the start of this log which is great. Increased recovery is a HUGE help. DOMS has been way down which is very exciting. I love the leucine addition in GF I guess I need to always make sure to keep that in my PWO formula bc I can notice the difference.


    Workout from today is below.....




    Pulls from Floor:
    225x8
    315x8
    405x3
    475x1
    495x1
    505x1

    DB Rows:
    165x30 RP @ 17 for 30 sec. <------FKIN DIESEL!!!!

    Chins:
    BWx30 RP @ 13 & 21

    Was TOAST after the Rows. Helluva workout, was jacked up headed in the gym and determined to tear **** up and did....
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    Everything still going smooth!


    Workout below.....



    Flat BB:
    225x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 345x2
    225x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 345x2
    225x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 375x2
    225x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 355x2
    225x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 355x2

    Incline HS:
    150x30 RP @ 20

    Weighted Dips:
    BW+30 x 30 RP @ 20

    Cable Cross-Over: 2:2
    110x25
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    Got a couple more days left on Golden Finish, but I have fully enjoyed myself while testing it. Its very good stuff. Nice and simple and to the point, but has everything you need to hit your muscles immediately postworkout. And depending upon goals you MIGHT want to add more carbs to create more of an insulin spike, but that is goal dependant. My final review will be up in a couple days.




    Workout Below:


    Seated OH: On the vid the first couple were a tad high and the last one was a grinder, but I made it. The whole thing wasn't really all that pretty, but still got it out.
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 255x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 265x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 285x4 [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TNAaLRt_Hk"]YouTube - Blackjack. presses OH 285x4[/ame]
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 275x3
    145x8 ~ Cross-Set(1.5 min rest) ~ 275x3

    Lateral Raises:
    35x30 RP @ 24

    Rear Delt Raise:
    25x30 RP @ 22

    BB Shrugs:
    405x23

    Today was two days early for shoulders, but it was the only day my guy was gonna be able to make it anywhere in the near future so I went ahead and went with it so I could get a vid up to legitimize the lift.
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    Good to hear you are still liking it. Have you tried adding anythign else to it? Some have tried adding Vanilla whey to it and enjoyed the taste even more. Looking forward to the final review!

    Man nice presses but tough on the shoulders having to go back like that.
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    Mmmmk! So I am officially done with the 16 week program, and it feels really perfect. I am feeling a bit overtrained right now, so I am toning down my volume and increasing my rep ranges for a few weeks. Will still give it all I have, but increase rest times and only lift probably 3-4x per week.

    Want to give a HUGE public thank-you to PH48 for helpin me out for the last 16 weeks. My respect for the guy has grown a lot the more I see his contribution to this board and others. Great guy. Thanks bro.

    Today: Chest/Tris

    Incline BB:
    245x6
    245x7
    225x8

    Flat DB: 3:2 Tempo
    100x8
    100x8
    100x7

    HS Incline: 2:2
    120x13
    140x12
    140x12

    RG Bench:
    225x8
    225x8
    195x8

    V-Bar Pressdown:
    200x10
    200x10
    180x10


    Felt really good today. Everything just kinda went up. The lighter volume felt nice, rest b/w sets was right at 2 minutes till tri's, then it was around 1 min. I haven't taken this much rest b/w sets in 16 weeks..

    Gonna get a new Mil vid up thurs. with a little tutorial of each of the plates . I love you G-S!
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    Final Review for Golden Finish!!


    Taste: 8/10 This was probably the most impressive of all of them with this product. Of course what did I expect from CL? Masking all of those disgusting ingredients and producing a good taste in the end is not an easy task, but these guys did it VERY well. To me it tastes like Pinapple/Citrus.

    Recovery: 8/10 Another solid aspect here. I noticed increased recovery while adding this to my post-workout stash. Pretty impressive because I had a solid setup. DOMS was way down, that was this biggest noticed effect.

    Other thoughts: Noticed much less of a postworkout crash with GF...even with added and subtracted carbs. Can't explain totally why, but it was there...and a very welcomed effect

    Would definitely buy this product if your looking for a very solid, all-you-need postworkout product. I will definitely consider this in every "Nutra" order that I am to place in the future.
  

  
 

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