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Performax Labs PowerMax XT


The new version of PowerMax XT has several notable changes from the previous formula. The biggest changes come to PowerMax XT’s creatine, glutamine, creatinol-o-phosphate, and amentoflavone. Performax has traded creatine monohydrate and for a 3g blend of monohydrate, MCC, and creatine anhydrous. Additionally, they’ve completely removed amentoflavone and COP.
Performax continues its streak of developing properly formulated products, and this intra workout / muscle builder is no different. More people need to know about this brand. Athletes need to get in here too.
If you’re looking for a great stim-free pre to use while on a stim break, looking for a comprehensive muscle-builder, or you really want to amp up HyperMax XT’s experience…. PowerMax XT fits any scenario you could imagine.

Taste
Orange Dream – This is a very bold orange, and in my opinion it hits the spot just right. I even diluted my first serving with a bit more water then the label states (12-24oz per scoop). The orange flavor hits your right away, and then the density of the bold aftertaste really takes over. At first I was scared the raws of the WPH may stick out and get a bitter aftertaste, but Performax did a fantastic job of covering them up and providing a very well flavored product. I have to say I enjoy this orange, but nothing top Blood Orange from Xtend as that is my favorite orange on the market and nothing has come close to touching it. Overall I would give this an 8/10 on the rating scale, but if you actually look at the label and the full doses of the raws you get this is very good for what is in the product per serving.

Mixability
Even for a 21g scoop size this does mix pretty easy. I like to sip on this product pre/intra workout, so I throw 1 scoop in about 24-30oz of water and sip on it. I mix my product the night before for early morning training. This also helps with foaming or any kind of floating particles you may notice shortly after shaking. Therefore I do not notice any mixing issues with the product.



Formula


-9g of Whey Protein Hydrolysate containing all the essential amino acids, including the 3 BCAA's & EAA's and headlined by a full 3g of Leucine.
- Performax has switched from 5g of pure creatine monohydrate to a 3g blend of monohydrate, magnesium creatine chelate (MCC), and creatine anhydrous.
- Full dose of Betaine (2.5g) to enhance power, endurance, as well as protein synthesis
- Synerglut is great for increasing cellular hydration and electrolyte levels, which lead to increased endurance and time to exhaustion
- Taurine acts as a cell volumizer helping draw water and nutrients into muscle cells. (Hydration & Fullness)
- Hydromax (1g) - Pumps
- Electrolytes - Performance & Endurance

This is one powerhouse of a peri-workout product!

Expectations
- Increased Performance & Endurance
- Strength Gains
- Lower rest times
- Improved Pumps & Muscle Fullness
- Improved Hydration
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Week 4 Day 2

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Hammer Strength Decline Chest Press:
2 Plates/Side x 20
2 Plates + 25/Side x 15
-- Add Bands --
3 Plates/Side x 12
3 Plates + 25/Side x 10

Incline Smith Bench:
185 x 4 (6 Sets)
**15 Seconds rest between sets ((Muscle Round)) **

Cable Crossover Bicep Curl (Stand between cable crossovers)
10 Each Hand x 20 (3 Sets)

Standing EZ Bar Curl
25/side x 8 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 2 (Rest Pause Set)

Tricep Pressdown:
130 x 15, 150 x 12, 170 x 10, 190 x 8

Overhead Tricep Extension:
110 x 10 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 2 (Rest Pause)

Post-Workout:
Stuffed Peppers



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Subbed! So in for this! Used Cremax a while ago and loved it, interested in seeing how this treats you
 
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Week 4 Day 3

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

T-Bar Row:
3-25’s x 20
4-25’s x 12
5-25’s x 10, 8 --→ Dropset down to 1 Plate and hit failure

Single-Arm Seated Cable Row:
27.5 Each Hand x 12 (3 Sets)

Low Row with Mag Grip Attachment:
100 x 12 (3 Sets)

HS Shoulder Press
2 Plaets/Side x 8 (4 Sets)

A1: DB Laterals
15’s x 20, 15
20’s x 12, 10
A2: DB Front Laterals
15’s x 20, 15
20’s x 12, 10

Seated Calf Raise: (3:2:1:2)
1 Plate x 20 (1 Set) , 2 Plates x 10 (4 Sets), 1 Plate x 20 (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Chicken, Rice, Peppers, Onion Stirfry with Masala Sauce


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- This foams VERY bad. I filled a 45oz shaker half way and put 1 scoop in , and nearly half the bottle was full of foam. I let it set for about 10-15 minutes and it went away, but then a lot of the WPH (I assume) sits at the bottom no matter how much you shake it. Just make sure you mix this in advance and fridge it so the foam does go away. But this is VERY VERY foamy.

- Another member wrote about weight of the product when filled to an even scoop. I took 1 scoop and weighed it out and it came to 21g/21g . The scoop is about 1-2g and when i weighed with the scoop it was 22-23g. Therefore my scoop comes out right as stated when leveled off (not heaping).

- Let me use the product a few times before I can report back on different uses. Right now I am going to rotate between fasted and fed workouts to see if I notice a true difference. Yesterday was fasted, today was fed. So far nothing difference to note.

- Flavor wise.. I can fill a 45oz shaker and the orange flavor still shines through, the cream not much at all. This is more of a bold orange flavor.
 
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I'm in as well. Great initial detail as always.

On days where I have a few minutes extra before leaving the house, I'll stir it with a spoon in my shaker cup. That helps quite a bit with foam.
 
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I'm in as well. Great initial detail as always.

On days where I have a few minutes extra before leaving the house, I'll stir it with a spoon in my shaker cup. That helps quite a bit with foam.
I use a 45oz Shaker Cup. Good luck finding a spoon that big.
I mix it the night before, but honestly man it foams half the shaker cup. if i use 24oz of liquid and shake the rest of the cup is pure foam. Like a LOT Of foam. That is a ton....
 
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I use a 45oz Shaker Cup. Good luck finding a spoon that big.
I mix it the night before, but honestly man it foams half the shaker cup. if i use 24oz of liquid and shake the rest of the cup is pure foam. Like a LOT Of foam. That is a ton....
Yeah, I tried my first scoop last night. It did the same thing. I swirled it instead of shook.

What ingredient is doing this?
 
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most likely the WPH & Hydromax
Both are hard to mix, and why you may see it settle at the bottom of the shaker.
Yeah, I tried my first scoop last night. It did the same thing. I swirled it instead of shook.

What ingredient is doing this?
 
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I was just going to say that the whey was probably causing foaming. Typo in the label right? Hydrolysate
 
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With any product I really don't care if it foams. I just shake and drink it, refill as needed since it's an intra.
 
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the problem is... in a 45oz shaker the foam fills up HALF the shaker when you mix it. like 20oz worth. its pretty ludicrous. I understand a little bit of foam, but man over 20+ oz of foam for 20oz of liquid is a ton.
With any product I really don't care if it foams. I just shake and drink it, refill as needed since it's an intra.
 
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the problem is... in a 45oz shaker the foam fills up HALF the shaker when you mix it. like 20oz worth. its pretty ludicrous. I understand a little bit of foam, but man over 20+ oz of foam for 20oz of liquid is a ton.
Try more "stirring" it in the bottle. I don't know I you've tried that, but less of a shaking (vigorous, fast, up and down) and more of just not too fast circular motions with the bottle (think imitating the motion stirring it with a spoon would cause), and maybe just tilting it at a decent speed to mix it. I've found it mixes easily enough, and if I keep it slow/calm enough, the foaming isn't nearly as much.
 
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Try more "stirring" it in the bottle. I don't know I you've tried that, but less of a shaking (vigorous, fast, up and down) and more of just not too fast circular motions with the bottle (think imitating the motion stirring it with a spoon would cause), and maybe just tilting it at a decent speed to mix it. I've found it mixes easily enough, and if I keep it slow/calm enough, the foaming isn't nearly as much.
I shake mine at first to get things going, let it settle then stir it off and on throughout my workout.
 
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Mesocycle #5
Week 4 Day 4

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Pec Deck:
80 x 20
100 x 15
120 x 12
140 x 10

DB Flat Bench Press:
110’s x 12 (4 Sets)

Low Cable Crossover Curl:
10 Each Hand x 20 (3 Sets)

Single Arm Preacher Curl:
20 Each Hand x 12 (3 Sets)

Tricep Rope Pressdown:
130 x 15, 150 x 12, 170 x 10, 190 x 8

Deadstop Skullcrushers:
35/side x 10 (4 Sets)
35/Side x Failure (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Dual Layered Protein Cake


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- Even stirring it (24oz 1 scoop) and then filling the rest with water it still foams pretty bad. I even let it sit overnight, but the bottom 1/2" of my shaker cup was a clump of WPH/Hydromax just sitting down there. Mix wise this product is far from great.

- Rest times were 60 seconds, good, but it is only day 3 , so it is hard to really notice a massive difference.

- Fasted workout this AM because it is such a long day for me.. Work till 7, concert till midnight (miss may I, ice nice kills)... back at it bright and early tomorrow for another fasted session due to work tomorrow till 7 as well
 
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The key is how you mix it. Don't shake it up and down, and don't do anything fast. Sort of swirl the bottle with the powder and liquid in it, think imitating the motion mixing it with a spoon would do. Then maybe just tilt it back and forth. It actually mixes very easily and completely in my experience, so there's no need to go crazy shaking it. I just mixed 1 scoop in a 32oz Gatorade bottle with 20oz water, and using the above method, foam was minimal, and the mix was complete and thorough. The foam was not that much, and went away/down after a few minutes. I have some pics and a video if anyone needs help visualizing it.
 
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Thanks for the honest feedback! We are definitely going to be adding more Anti Foaming agent in future runs to make sure this problem is taken care of right away.

I also think it may have something to do with the volume the foam has to expand in. Ive always used a normal 25oz shaker and while it does foam up a little it seems to go away fairly quick. Maybe in a larger shaker like a 45oz where it has more room to expand, it does, not sure as I have never mixed it in that sized container but in a normal shaker it doesn't seem to be 'too bad'

I again stuck to training fasted. I've seen that some of the other loggers are also talking about how frothy the product is, i mix it in 25oz shaker and generally only use 20oz of water, so the froth disappears pretty quickly. The taste is growing on me, i really like that it's not too sweet.
Regardless we do appreciate the feedback as it allows us to address any issues, so in future runs, there will be dramatically less foaming!!
 
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Week 4 Day 5

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Back Hyperextension:
BW + Bands x 20 (3 Sets)

Mag Grip Lat Pulldown:
80 x 20
120 x 10 (3 Sets)

Assisted Pullup (3 Second Hold at Top)
BW x 10 (3 Sets)

Smith Machine Military Press
135 x 15 (4 Sets)

Lying Cable Upright Rows:
35 (each Hand) x 15 (4 sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (2:1:2:1)
135 x 20, (1 Set), 225 x 10 (4 Sets), 135 x 20 (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Loaves


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Added 24oz water, Scoop, Stirred with spoon, added rest of water and did not shake at all. Still was foaming as I mixed it with a spoon. Better, but still had 10+oz of foam to the shaker cup. Have to let it settle for 5-10 minutes before adding more water.

Rough workout this morning to start. Was at a concert till about midnight, got home, and have a rough time sleeping (light sleeper), and was up by 4 AM. So slept maybe 2 hours tops. After a few exercises I was picking up steam to finish the workout better then I started.

back is a little tender as this was the 3rd time hitting back this week, but doing what it takes to attack a weakpoint and getting it to grow. I enjoy the orange as its not very strong (especially because I dilute it so much) but the flavor still shines in a 45oz shaker, the cream portion not so much. I think of it more of a orange sherbet without the sweetness of a dairy product. If that makes sense.

Tomorrow will be the true test on leg day and especially after a few meals in me instead of fasted the last few days.


Pics from this morning (Fasted):


 
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Your neck isn't sore from head-banging? ;)
Those Chocolate PB treats looks tasty
 
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Week 4 Day 6

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Bodyweight Lunges:
2-3 Warm-Up Sets

A1: Leg Extension (Weight Each Leg)
30 x 30, 40 x 20, 50 x 15, 55 x 10, 60 x 8
A2: Lying Leg Curl
80 x 30, 95 x 20, 110 x 15, 130 x 10, 140 x 8

B1: Feet High Leg Press (Close Stance)
6 Plates/Side x 20, 7 Plates x 15, 8 Plates x 12, 9 Plates x 10
B2: DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts
80’s x 20, 90’s x 15, 100’s x 12, 110’s x 10

Hammer Strength V-Squat:
210 x 15, 250 x 12, 290 x 10, 330 x 8

Smith Reverse Lunge
135 x 12 (3 Sets)

C1: Adductor
C2: Abductor
3 Rounds of 12 Reps

Post-Workout:
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar @ Starbucks:


Your neck isn't sore from head-banging? ;)
Those Chocolate PB treats looks tasty
Ice 9 was unreal live.
Miss May I was kinda meh....honestly not great perfromers, Levi is a great singer though


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- Fed Workout today, sleep was off yesterday, but I still worked up a good pump even running on almost empty with little to no sleep. Due to work schedule my training is all over the place, but I am still getting it done.

Legs is rough, this workout is not easy, and with the rest times it really catches you fast. The superset with the SLDL and getting up to the 100's is a ball breaker, was almost temped to add bands and wrap them around my hands and put them under my feet to make the SLDL's harder.

Overall smoked this one.. These leg workouts have left my legs sore for 3-4 days. Literally have never felt them stimulated so much in my life. my front double bicep and MM Pics show some good size being added so I am going to keep rocking these out.
 
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Nice work man!!! Enjoying this log. Sorry I haven't been on the past few days. With hurricane Harvey I've been dealing with a lot.

As far as mixing goes, I took pics of stirring vs shaking in a normal shaker and how fast the foam went away. I'll try to do a video of it and post it tomorrow night if I remember. But glad to see Performax Labs taking care of the issue.
 
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Fill a 45oz cup with 24oz water, put in scoop, mix with spoon (Still foams), and fill rest of container with water (no shaking at all). The top 10oz is all foam. The raws settle at the bottom after 5-10 minutes so once you shake it.. it foams again

Good workout today, after a day of rest came back and smashed my low back. Almost called it after the first few working sets and dropped to a windowmaker on the rack deadlifts. Back is already still. It is going to be a long day.

Recovery and Endurance is good, my workouts are not long, nor do I do marathon training sessions as they are more "Intensity" Oriented. It is all about performing and really trying to push your limits on working sets instead of resting for 2-3 minutes and just hammering out volume. Really have found this to work well on my legs and getting a much better pump.

Mesocycle #5
Week 5 Day 1

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Rack Deadlifts:
315 x 8
375 x 8
405 x 8 (PR)
--DROP--
315 x 20


Neutral Grip Lat Pulldown
80x 20
120 x 12 (3 Sets)

Hammer Strength High Row
25 Plate/Side x 20
45 Plate/Side x 12 (3 Sets)

Hammer Strength Machine Shoulder Press
80 (Each Hand) x 12
90 (Each Hand) x 12
100 (Each Hand) x 12
110 (Each Hand x 12

6 Way DB Raises
10’s x 12 (4 Sets)

Leg Press Calf Raise (3:2:1:2)
150 x 20
170 x 15
190 x 12
210 x 10
230 x 8
150 x 20


Post-Workout:
Eggs, Pumpkin Spice Muffins + Sludge, and Candied Sweet Potatoes
 
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Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Hammer Strength Decline Chest Press:
2 Plates/Side x 20
2 Plates + 25/Side x 15
3 Plates/Side x 12
3 Plates + 25/Side x 10

Incline Smith Bench:
185 x 4 (6 Sets)
**15 Seconds rest between sets ((Muscle Round)) **

Cable Crossover Bicep Curl (Stand between cable crossovers)
10 Each Hand x 20 (3 Sets)

Standing EZ Bar Curl
25/side x 8 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 2 (Rest Pause Set)

Tricep Pressdown:
130 x 15, 150 x 12, 170 x 10, 190 x 8

Overhead Tricep Extension:
110 x 10 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 2 (Rest Pause)

Post-Workout:
Open face breakfast sandwiches + Hashbrowns


Powermax

Dose: Fasted today with 1 Scoop pre/intra-workout

Recovery: Was fine between sets, not as great as a fed workout (Usually consume 50-75g of carbs pre-workout). No intra-workout carbs today, lower carb day for me. I will save those for friday/saturday to stack with Powermax to see how much of a difference it makes (which will be a lot.. lets be a realist here)

Pump: Pretty weak, but again its a fasted workout, don't expect too much. I took NOTHING else but powermax pre/intra-workout so i can 100% gauge the product

Energy: Powermax has no effect on it, but I still had a great session and good mind muscle connection throughout.

Strength: STRONG all week. Yesterday was incredible. Great session with PR's

Mixability: Still crappy, and sits at the bottom of the shaker (about an inch worth of raws), but hey the taste is refreshing, so I enjoy sipping on it!
 
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Week 5 Day 2

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Hammer Strength Decline Chest Press:
2 Plates/Side x 20
2 Plates + 25/Side x 15
3 Plates/Side x 12
3 Plates + 25/Side x 10

Incline Smith Bench:
185 x 4 (6 Sets)
**15 Seconds rest between sets ((Muscle Round)) **

Cable Crossover Bicep Curl (Stand between cable crossovers)
10 Each Hand x 20 (3 Sets)

Standing EZ Bar Curl
25/side x 8 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 2 (Rest Pause Set)

Tricep Pressdown:
130 x 15, 150 x 12, 170 x 10, 190 x 8

Overhead Tricep Extension:
110 x 10 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 2 (Rest Pause)

Post-Workout:
Open face breakfast sandwiches + Hashbrowns


Powermax

Dose: Fasted today with 1 Scoop pre/intra-workout

Recovery: Was fine between sets, not as great as a fed workout (Usually consume 50-75g of carbs pre-workout). No intra-workout carbs today, lower carb day for me. I will save those for friday/saturday to stack with Powermax to see how much of a difference it makes (which will be a lot.. lets be a realist here)

Pump: Pretty weak, but again its a fasted workout, don't expect too much. I took NOTHING else but powermax pre/intra-workout so i can 100% gauge the product

Energy: Powermax has no effect on it, but I still had a great session and good mind muscle connection throughout.

Strength: STRONG all week. Yesterday was incredible. Great session with PR's

Mixability: Still crappy, and sits at the bottom of the shaker (about an inch worth of raws), but hey the taste is refreshing, so I enjoy sipping on it!
Is that Sriracha? I love sriracha. Hash browns are also amazing. Solid looking meal as always man.
 
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Week 5 Day 3

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

T-Bar Row:
3-25’s x 20
4-25’s x 12
5-25’s x 10, 8 --→ Dropset down to 1 Plate and hit failure

Single-Arm Seated Cable Row:
27.5 Each Hand x 12 (3 Sets)

Low Row with Mag Grip Attachment:
100 x 12 (3 Sets)

HS Shoulder Press
2 Plaets/Side x 8 (4 Sets)

A1: DB Laterals
15’s x 20, 15
20’s x 12, 10
A2: DB Front Laterals
15’s x 20, 15
20’s x 12, 10

Seated Calf Raise: (3:2:1:2)
1 Plate x 20 (1 Set) , 2 Plates x 10 (4 Sets), 1 Plate x 20 (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Chicken Masala


Powermax

Dose - Fed sipped peri-workout (Pre/Intra)
Pumps - Much more profound (15g of liquid carbs prior to training) and 50g in meal prior
Energy/Recovery - When i told you my legs were crushed from sunday, they just now feel fine. It takes a good 3-4 days for them to recover, and I do a lot of rumble rolling and stretching. I have been training them harder then ever. Back is feeling good even training it 3x a week, Mesocycle I am currently running is focusing heavy on back and shoulders as they are weak area's from me (back double bicep)
 
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Week 5 Day 4

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Pec Deck:
80 x 20
100 x 15
120 x 12
140 x 10

DB Flat Bench Press:
100’s x 12 (4 Sets)

Low Cable Crossover Curl:
10 Each Hand x 20 (3 Sets)

Single Arm Preacher Curl:
20 Each Hand x 12 (3 Sets)

Tricep Rope Pressdown:
130 x 15, 150 x 12, 170 x 10, 190 x 8

Deadstop Skullcrushers:
35/side x 10 (4 Sets)
35/Side x Failure (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Rice Cakes, Berries, Banana's, and Pumpkin Spice Cheerios over Protein Sludge


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Sad this tub is going to fast, looks like almost half way through. Man time FLIES!
Dose: Fasted
Pump: Again pretty lack luster, but a bit better today. 30g of HBCD pre-workout + Sea Salt (To help pump) with about 20oz water
Intra- Powermax XT
Recovery/Performance - Numbers are great, they did not drop compared to fed training. I feel a bit lighter when I train in the mornings and roll out of bed, I also find that I can either have great workouts, or subpar. There really is no middle ground. Powermax XT helped with keeping me rocking and rolling today and pumping out these reps. My arms suck, so I will take anything to make them better.
 
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Week 5 Day 5

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Back Hyperextension:
BW + Bands x 20 (3 Sets)

Mag Grip Lat Pulldown:
80 x 20
120 x 10 (3 Sets)

Assisted Pullup (3 Second Hold at Top)
BW x 10 (3 Sets)

Smith Machine Military Press
135 x 15 (4 Sets)

Lying Cable Upright Rows:
35 (each Hand) x 15 (4 sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (2:1:2:1)
135 x 20, (1 Set), 225 x 10 (4 Sets), 135 x 20 (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Stuffed Shells


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Dose - Fasted taken intra-workout
Pre- 30g HBCD

Since I mix fasted and fed workouts I find the recovery aspect to shine a bit more in a fed workout (as expected), but my fasted workouts have been very good this week. The pump is always better fed, but the small blast of carbs on weekends are better since they are higher carb days for me. For most people that is their low carb days (since high carb for me is 200g).
Overall training is going very well, recovery is well, I just know that tomorrow for legs I will be sore for 3-4 days no matter how much rumble rolling or stretching I do. Now if I Could have that same effect on my back , arms, chest, and entire upper body then I would be a happy camper
 
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Mesocycle #5
Week 5 Day 5

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Back Hyperextension:
BW + Bands x 20 (3 Sets)

Mag Grip Lat Pulldown:
80 x 20
120 x 10 (3 Sets)

Assisted Pullup (3 Second Hold at Top)
BW x 10 (3 Sets)

Smith Machine Military Press
135 x 15 (4 Sets)

Lying Cable Upright Rows:
35 (each Hand) x 15 (4 sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (2:1:2:1)
135 x 20, (1 Set), 225 x 10 (4 Sets), 135 x 20 (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Stuffed Shells


PowerMax

Dose - Fasted taken intra-workout
Pre- 30g HBCD

Since I mix fasted and fed workouts I find the recovery aspect to shine a bit more in a fed workout (as expected), but my fasted workouts have been very good this week. The pump is always better fed, but the small blast of carbs on weekends are better since they are higher carb days for me. For most people that is their low carb days (since high carb for me is 200g).
Overall training is going very well, recovery is well, I just know that tomorrow for legs I will be sore for 3-4 days no matter how much rumble rolling or stretching I do. Now if I Could have that same effect on my back , arms, chest, and entire upper body then I would be a happy camper
 
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Mesocycle #5
Week 5 Day 5

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Back Hyperextension:
BW + Bands x 20 (3 Sets)

Mag Grip Lat Pulldown:
80 x 20
120 x 10 (3 Sets)

Assisted Pullup (3 Second Hold at Top)
BW x 10 (3 Sets)

Smith Machine Military Press
135 x 15 (4 Sets)

Lying Cable Upright Rows:
35 (each Hand) x 15 (4 sets)

Standing Calf Raise: (2:1:2:1)
135 x 20, (1 Set), 225 x 10 (4 Sets), 135 x 20 (1 Set)

Post-Workout:
Stuffed Shells


PowerMax

Dose - Fasted taken intra-workout
Pre- 30g HBCD

Since I mix fasted and fed workouts I find the recovery aspect to shine a bit more in a fed workout (as expected), but my fasted workouts have been very good this week. The pump is always better fed, but the small blast of carbs on weekends are better since they are higher carb days for me. For most people that is their low carb days (since high carb for me is 200g).
Overall training is going very well, recovery is well, I just know that tomorrow for legs I will be sore for 3-4 days no matter how much rumble rolling or stretching I do. Now if I Could have that same effect on my back , arms, chest, and entire upper body then I would be a happy camper
So..... when are you starting a catering business and having me be your designated taste-tester. You know, for quality control reasons, that's all.... But for real, food always looks amazing man!
 
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Week 5 Day 6

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Bodyweight Lunges:
2-3 Warm-Up Sets

A1: Leg Extension (Weight Each Leg)
30 x 30, 40 x 20, 50 x 15, 55 x 10, 60 x 8
A2: Lying Leg Curl
80 x 30, 95 x 20, 110 x 15, 130 x 10, 140 x 8

B1: Feet High Leg Press (Close Stance)
6 Plates/Side x 20, 7 Plates x 15, 8 Plates x 12, 9 Plates x 10
B2: DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts
80’s x 20, 90’s x 15, 100’s x 12, 110’s x 10

Hammer Strength V-Squat:
210 x 15, 250 x 12, 290 x 10, 330 x 8

Smith Reverse Lunge
135 x 12 (3 Sets)

C1: Adductor
C2: Abductor
3 Rounds of 12 Reps

Post-Workout:
Apple Cinnamon Crunch Special K Cereal:


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Dose - Fed (Intra-Workout)
Pre - 50-75g of carbs from food

Since I mix fasted and fed workouts I find the recovery aspect to shine a bit more in a fed workout (as expected), but my fasted workouts have been very good this week. Legs are always a VERY hard session, but then again I train them harder then any bodypart, and probably why they are my best bodypart.
Only downside to training legs is that I know that I will be sore till wednesday, nothing I can do about it they take a god damn beating! No supplement will fix that haha.
 
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Mesocycle #5
Week 5 Day 6

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Bodyweight Lunges:
2-3 Warm-Up Sets

A1: Leg Extension (Weight Each Leg)
30 x 30, 40 x 20, 50 x 15, 55 x 10, 60 x 8
A2: Lying Leg Curl
80 x 30, 95 x 20, 110 x 15, 130 x 10, 140 x 8

B1: Feet High Leg Press (Close Stance)
6 Plates/Side x 20, 7 Plates x 15, 8 Plates x 12, 9 Plates x 10
B2: DB Stiff Leg Deadlifts
80’s x 20, 90’s x 15, 100’s x 12, 110’s x 10

Hammer Strength V-Squat:
210 x 15, 250 x 12, 290 x 10, 330 x 8

Smith Reverse Lunge
135 x 12 (3 Sets)

C1: Adductor
C2: Abductor
3 Rounds of 12 Reps

Post-Workout:
Apple Cinnamon Crunch Special K Cereal:


PowerMax

Dose - Fed (Intra-Workout)
Pre - 50-75g of carbs from food

Since I mix fasted and fed workouts I find the recovery aspect to shine a bit more in a fed workout (as expected), but my fasted workouts have been very good this week. Legs are always a VERY hard session, but then again I train them harder then any bodypart, and probably why they are my best bodypart.
Only downside to training legs is that I know that I will be sore till wednesday, nothing I can do about it they take a god damn beating! No supplement will fix that haha.
Exactly how I am. I can feel the tightness start to set in about 5 hours after I train them. That's when I know it's gonna be a long week for me and my soreness!
 
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Week 6 Day 1

Tempo Indication: Eccentric:pause:Concentric:Flex (x:x:x:x)
All Rep Tempo's are 2:1:1:2
Rest Times are 60 Seconds

Rack Deadlifts:
315 x 8
335 x 8
405x8 ---> 315 x 20

Neutral Grip Lat Pulldown
80x 20
120 x 12 (3 Sets)

Hammer Strength High Row
25 Plate/Side x 20
45 Plate/Side x 12 (3 Sets)

Hammer Strength Machine Shoulder Press
80 (Each Hand) x 12
90 (Each Hand) x 12
100 (Each Hand) x 12
110 (Each Hand x 12

6 Way DB Raises
10’s x 12 (4 Sets)

Leg Press Calf Raise (3:2:1:2)
150 x 20
170 x 15
190 x 12
210 x 10
230 x 8
150 x 20


Post-Workout:
Muscle Mac & Cheese


Powermax

Pre - 7 Rice Cakes + 2 scoops protein
Intra - Powermax XT

Dose - Fed (no HBCD) just powermax XT straight up

Recovery - Legs are absolutely destroyed from Sunday, literally. I rumble rolled them for 45 minutes sunday night and woke up monday like they were stabbed with daggers. After rack deads my lower back was very tense so I focused on a lot of upper lat and back work. I had low back issues growing up, so I have to be careful when I train it. I had a lot of low back spasms from playing football and taking a lot of hits (linebacker and OL). It can flare up very easy. A few years ago I was warming up with 135 and my whole back went out of place, and my hips were misaligned. That lead me to my first ever chiro visit where he had to adjust myself a few times because things were so out of place.

I wish I could train my low back a lot heavier and harder, but I need to focus on my health and not jeopardize my lifting career. That is why I do not deadlift (Full) often, I can injure myself very easy. If I do I pull sumo to help sit back and keep my low back in proper form.
 
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Lower back issue suck! I jacked mine up 15 + years ago. I still get the random lower back spasm usually doing something like picking something up or bending over to pull a weed.
I haven't isolated my lower back in years. every time I worked my lower back (light and controlled) I would get back spasms as soon as sat down for a little.

Since I stopped working my lower back years ago and now I have very few problems with it. go figure. I try to keep my core tight on every lift.
of course I'm up there in age a little and much more cautious of what I do day to day.
 
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How is the muscle mac?
 
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If you follow me on IG (as you all should)
@Bkupniewski

i also post workout videos in my story.
Not into the instagram... But if I was I would add u
 

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