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    Default BLACK HOLE REVIEW by CMINN

    BLACK HOLE REVIEW by CMINN

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    OVERVIEW
    I will be testing Controlled Labs Black Hole. http://controlledlabs.com/product_de...539bb21e201595

    Basically it is an appetite enhancer.

    MY STATS
    I will be charting all of my stats during the test.
    Weight: 224.
    Body fat: 16.1% (According to my body fat scale)
    Height: 5' 10.5"
    For more info visit my body space at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/cminn/

    IMPRESSIONS
    Total is the first day taking Black Hole. I took it prior to breakfast as instructed. So far I do not feel any hungrier. However I can taste it every time I burp.

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    Default CMINN before photos

    When I last competed in June I damaged the cartilage around my sternum during my last lift (I still got it). I've had to go pretty light and take some time off. I also just returned from a vacation. I should be well rested and am mostly healed although I do feel some minor aches from time to time. As I've been taking it easy I am anticipating some major change over the next month. This will be a very good time to take an appetite enhancer as over the rest I lost 13+ pounds.

    These photos where taken this morning. Unpumped.

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    What all lifts do you compete in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddawg91
    What all lifts do you compete in?
    Deadlift mostly. I have the Vermont State record of 633.84 pounds.

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    Nice, ever do a 3 lift meet? I compete in bench.
    Last edited by ddawg91; 08-29-2006 at 01:24 AM.

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    subsrcibed! want to know how this supp works for a monster like you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddawg91
    Nice, ever do a 3 lift meet? I compete in bench.
    I had planned on doing a 3 lift at the beginning of August, but couldn't as I was unable to train heavy.

    I have decent squat at 500. But my bench sucks, 375 is my all time best. I really need to train with the shirt more but I hate getting in and out of it. Since the injury I've been focusing on shape ('cause it's all I can do). I'm sure that'll start getting old this winter though.

    You can see some video of my lifts in my blog on myspace. http://myspace.com/minnester

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    looking forward to the log, nice pics
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    Default Day 3

    I've attached my current eating schedule. As you will see it was about 3,500 calories a day. This was my lower calorie cut schedule. I'm going to be making some changes to ramp it up to about probably to about 4,500. This is of course because I am HUNGRY.

    For example I usually have 3 eggs (2 white, one whole) a piece of toast and water for breakfast. Occasionally I'd have trouble finishing the eggs. Today I was pretty hungry so made 4 eggs (2 whole, 2 white) with chopped red pepper, 3 slices of turkey bacon, 2 pieces of toast and a full glass of milk. I had no trouble finishing the breakfast. An hour later I was hungry again.

    I was usually pretty hungry, but I do seem to be hungrier now. As I've felt hungrier, it hasn't been a desperate, missed my last 4 meals kind of hungry. (I was a little worried it might get like that). It's more like a healthy appetite hungry.

    I've attached a chart of my weight and body fat. I weight myself at the same time every morning when I wake up. I'm only 3 days into the Black Hole. The previous hump in my weight (and body fat) was from a Phera-Plex cycle.

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    What shirt do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddawg91
    What shirt do you use?
    Inzer Phenom

    I think I need something with an open back.

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    I have the Annihilator, which I like. But if I get back into competing geared might go with the rageX or even Metal.

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    Default Update

    Not sure what the deal is, but I am actually losing fat while gaining weight. I've never done both before. It's been three days of weight gain and 3 days of body fat loss.

    I'm not feeling as hungry as I was but I am staying on top of the eating. If nothing else taking BLACK HOLE has kept be very tuned into what I am eating and assuring that I am eating regularly.

    My workouts have been incredible. This seems odd as BLACK HOLE is an appetite enhance. However, what I think is being illustrated is the importance of eating a lot, and eat well. Getting the necessary composition of calories seems to be giving me more energy and more power in the gym.

    The true test will be Monday. One of my measurements of growth is the number of reps with 225. At one point I could do 28. Since the sternum injury my best was this past Monday with just 15 reps.

    I also will be posting a new photo Monday as well as the update body weight/ fat charts.

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    Default Day 8

    I'm staying hungry. More so than the last few days. As I mentioned I seem to be loosing fat while gaining weight. I'll be posting a chart in a few days when I have more data and a better trend.

    I have gotten a little stronger. I hit 16 on my 225 bench which is up from 15 last week. Still not the all time best but 1 more is good.

    Attached is a photo from last week and this week side by side. Obviously in week there will not be a lot of changes, light and they way I held the pose are also variables. But overall I think you can see more definition. What do you think?

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    Default Day 11 Update

    I'm still hungry. I'm still getting stronger.

    Though I’ve had much less control when it comes to dirty eating. My girlfriend tempted me with a cake. I ate it. Dunkin Donuts also called my name. Did you know when you get a coffee and donut you can get a second donut for just 16 cents more?

    Surprisingly, my body fat started coming up so I've been hitting the Cardio HARD. I don't want fat. But even though I've been doing tons of cardio, my body weight is still up 2 pounds from the first day. Bodyfat is around the same or slightly less. It still has not been enough time to see a solid trend.

    Workouts have been good. I added another 10 pounds on the deadlift from last week bringing me to 575.

    I got 16 reps on the bench at 225, up from 15 last week.

    I also did 950 for 10 on the leg press, up from 900 for 10 last week.

    Attached is the body weight/composition chart.
    Last edited by CMINN; 09-09-2006 at 06:42 PM.

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    Default Recovery Drink

    I invested a homemade recovery drink. With Gatorade you have to drink way too much to get the required simple sugar you need. You're left without enough sugar or a full stomach that doesn't want you to pour another 50 grams of protein into it. So here's what I did.

    1 can Frozen Grape Concentrate
    1 can Frozen Cranberry Concentrate
    16 oz. Black Cherry Juice
    1 cup sugar
    2 teaspoon salt.
    48 oz Water

    Combine the salt, sugar and water and boil for about 5 minutes until the water is clear. Add all the juice. Chill.

    Fill you 20oz Gatorade bottle up. Its 75 grams of sugar and about 425+ calories.

    I'm going to try different combinations of Frozen Concentrates. Probably white grape so the flavor isn't so strong. By the way the black cherry is in there because according to this month's FLEX black cherry aids in muscle recovery.

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    that looks like a great recovery drink tell me if you feel it working, as for the log gj iam on day 20 of BH and loving it, keep up the good work and lifts

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    Default Food schedule

    I just updated my meal plan. It's more than 4,800 calories a day. Only 29 grams of saturated fat. 124 grams of sugar, 75 of which are used for the post workout recovery drink.

    To put it in perspective I eat all this and am still hungry, often within a 1/2 of eating.

    The big change I made from my old diet to accommodate this one was simply to drink milk instead of water. This brings an extra 1000 calories to the table each day.

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    Nice updates !

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMINN
    I'm staying hungry. More so than the last few days. As I mentioned I seem to be loosing fat while gaining weight. I'll be posting a chart in a few days when I have more data and a better trend.

    I have gotten a little stronger. I hit 16 on my 225 bench which is up from 15 last week. Still not the all time best but 1 more is good.

    Attached is a photo from last week and this week side by side. Obviously in week there will not be a lot of changes, light and they way I held the pose are also variables. But overall I think you can see more definition. What do you think?
    That is some nice changes in one week! you cna see more definition. Congrats!

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