Thoughts on X-gels and Arachidonic acid in general?
- 05-27-2013, 12:10 AM
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05-27-2013, 12:15 AM
Everything I've seen and heard about ArA has been very positive. I plan on running it myself here in the next few weeks.
05-27-2013, 12:19 AM
Here you go: BOLT from AM- 2g
-Normal staple supplements.
-I think the X-gels are taking effect. Pumps came on strong right away and went into pretty levels by the end. Enhanced on its own gives me amazing pumps but this was one of those borderline insane kind of deals. Also DOMS from yesterday's leg session is no bueno. ---You know when you're lifting and you look in the mirror when you're pumped and think "Damn, I wish I could look like THIS all day long" ? I've walked by a few mirrors the past few days and had to do a double take - the all day pump is fantastic! I believe the X-Gels are playing a role in this for sure...Vascularity continues to improve as well and I'm confident that's due to the X-Gels. I did legs today and could see spider webs in my shoulders and the entire length of my arms were popping veins. That's awesome without any direct work... Today, I picked up another bottle of SNS X-Gels and Genomyx Advanced . I am not going to miss out on running the full 50 days of X-Gels. " - sdunlimited/SR.com + GMS + PLCAR + pre-workout.
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05-27-2013, 02:45 AM
So ArA makes you extra sore? How is that affecting peoples workouts? Are you taking more time off to recover or no?
05-27-2013, 03:33 AM
I am not convinced I noticed anything at 1g pre workout. I will run it again to make up my mind.
No extra pumps and only a very minor increase in DOMS. Might work my way up to 2g and reassess.
05-27-2013, 03:37 AM
I'm personally a huge fan. Due to the heavy fish oil supplementation in supplement users, it's a great idea to balance the EFA 3:6 ratio with an occasional ArA cycle
05-27-2013, 06:24 AM
05-27-2013, 07:22 AM
Nothing beyond what I was getting from my pre workout anyway.
I did get a fairly strong case of elbow tendonitis though. If ArA soreness indicates growth my tricep tendon will be massive by now!
05-27-2013, 07:38 AM
I will give it another run. Is the SNS version coming to UK at a better price point than XFactor?
05-27-2013, 07:55 AM
I get hectic doms on it, but it sure works, muscle mass seems to go up a little as well as strenght, endurence falls, probably due to doms so does the energy levels.
You can also observe mass ive increase in appetite and leaning out effect if you observe what you eat just a little,
all in all a well rounded supplement.
05-27-2013, 07:57 AM
I PM'd you awhile back about me adding in ArA to Enhanced. I'm about halfway through both bottles and the results have been fantastic. Pumps were definitely on another level with Enhanced by itself, but taking GMS/ArA at 1.5g 45 minutes preworkout followed by Enhanced 15-20 minutes preworkout has shown me that the pumps from Enhanced were just the beginning. There is a dramatic and noticeable pump effect that kicks in about halfway through the workout (moreso on the upper body days compared to lower... I usually can "feel" the pump more than see it on the leg days especially during heavy front squats or leg press).Vascularity becomes more apparent and the "pump pains" kick in many reps earlier than usual. I have kicked my ArA dosage up to 2g and the results have only compounded. However, unlike what most are saying about all day pumps... I don't feel this as much. I feel like I balloon up when I'm in the gym and that feeling may last for a few hours postworkout, but then I feel like I go back to normal. Now this may be a mental thing and I may still able be that pumped post workout, but I don't feel the pump "sensation" hours afterwards. Dosing ArA (not cycling fish oil either) this high has not lengthened or heightened DOMS in any way.
Current dosages are as follows:
- 45 minutes pre: 4 scoops Glycergrow + 8 X-Factor (2g)
- 20 minutes pre: 1 to 1.25 scoops Enhanced
- Intra: 2 scoops PurplE WrAAth + 0.5 scoops Enhanced
My only advice: DRINK TONS OF WATER!
I need to take pre/post shots to really show off the effects of ArA on pumps. The swell in size is very apparent.
05-27-2013, 08:34 AM
05-27-2013, 08:38 AM
The combo is absolutely amazing. The only negative I notice is that I'm more out of breath/require slightly more time between working sets. Not sure if this is attributable to Enhanced (doubtful), ArA (also doubtful but man sometimes its hard to get another set going when you are still coming down from the "pump high" of the previous set!) or that I changed my lifting routine that requires heavier weight/less reps on the working sets and I don't like moving on to the next working set until I'm completely ready (5/3/1).
05-27-2013, 09:05 AM
Sure one could choose to use XF over XGels...I prefer to save money though and use the savings on other supps.
I've not noticed the need to rest more between sets, mostly just my grip giving out from pumped forearms on back day..
05-27-2013, 09:30 AM
I see I was mentioned...
Huge fan of ArA here. It excels at actual body composition change IME and the pumps are some of the best you get with any single ingredient (even better than some combos IMO). High dosage only pre-workout with Carnitine and GMS is the way to go.
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