Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Golden Gains

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default Golden Gains

    This is my review page for the new release, golden gains.

    I won't paste it's information here like everyone else always does, if you don't know what it is by now go find out.



    Initial impression: opening tub, the thing was 1/2 empty. I always find that weird, sure it settles some but that much? who knows i guess right. it also shipped ina huge box, which was interesting. powder smelled okay I guess, I'm not a die hard apple pie fan so i was like oh my god when i opened and sniffed.


    first shake was later that day, i put in some time outside (first day of 85+ temp in Philly) spent like 45 minutes warming up and getting real loose (basically a workout in itself) than I ran ten sprints or so and threw around a med ball for 5minutes

    after the workout I walked up into the house and mixed up 2 scoops GG with a shaker full of h2o. It was okay, i wasn't stoked about it, and the flavor didnt move me much. It could of been because I was drinking sour apple Xtend + Green mag during the workout, so it was a boat load of apple within an hour or so. the texture seemed gritty, and i assume that relates to the oat flour carb source -- nothing drastic , i am used to putting blended steel cut oats into shakes so its all good. i presume this also lends itself to the pie crust idea??

    overall impression is that its an okay flavor. I def enjoyed tropical island smoothie more, but can't recall my initial impression about that. if the golden gains results parallel or increase from golden finish, it will all be worth it.

    I do enjoy the ingredient profile of GG more than GFH (which makes sense)



    on a recovery day I wanted to mix 2 scoops with skim milk, but i didn't get too it..


    2nd serving: same thing, 2 scoops in a shaker of water. drank it post workout at school, workout was warm up + weights. I was starving and didnt drink any apple flavors during the workout. this shake went down smoother, and having a granny smith apple afterward was cool. still an interesting flavor that I dont feel to be the most refreshing postworkout, espceially when compared to GFH's flavor...


    more to follow

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    3rd shake yesterday postworkout -- flavor is starting to grow on me.. took abouta full 40 minutes to drink, but I also had alot of intra/pre drinks left I chugged immediately post.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    made a meal replacement type shake today: 2 scoops of powder, about 1/2 a shaker of skim milk, a bit of egg whites (i dont measure, I just dump in) and topped off with water.

    it was very good! the apple really impressed me with this shake. sadly i dont use milk postworkout tho =x

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,156
    Rep Power
    1118

    Default

    I am not a fan of GG texture as of yet. I think Tank and the CL folks could do alot better. The flavor rocks and is a welcomed break from the usual chocolate protein flavors.
    Do or do not. There is no try!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    im the opposite -- i dont mind the texture but would enjoy the old gfh flavor more...

    you never added oat powder to PWO s hakes i guess?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,156
    Rep Power
    1118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jdiritto View Post
    im the opposite -- i dont mind the texture but would enjoy the old gfh flavor more...

    you never added oat powder to PWO s hakes i guess?
    Only in the blender. The thick texture of the oat flour does not bother me but for some reason the GG's grain seem to be a little more rough and harsh.

    Honestly, I never really understood why adding a slow digesting carb to a post workout shake is necessary. I prefer the faster absorbed carbs and the slower ones for my post meal.
    Last edited by icetrauma; 05-01-2009 at 02:57 PM.
    Do or do not. There is no try!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    i feel ya -- i just know carbs post workout are good, so i use whatever really.bulk oats are cheapest, but lately ive been thriving off relentless + gfh/gg sales!

    postworkout shake today, downed it before i was even 1/2 home -- was very dehydrated and on a huge workout high. ! the flavor has official grown on me and i dont mind drinking it any. it's actually alot better, having a milk one must of made me realize the appleness or something? idk, but yea, i still do love the gfh flavor, but this one is okay now.. maybe I just habituate real quick who knows.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    another post workout shake today -- really digging the flavor already, after like 5 shakes or so. goodjob. CL.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    postworkout shake just a minute ago -- feel real bloated and pretty sick... diet was bad last 24 hours (cinco de mayo party = lots of corona + refried beans)

    good workout though, and i got in an average day of food... just feelin the day after effects of booze i guess..

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    post shake today -- was a crazy workout, and I am feeling the aftermath of waaayyy to many beans over the weekend.. I feel like every meal + snack had some kind of beans in them on saturday and sunday... was at my girlfriends moms 50th bday party... ate alot.. drank a good bit, had fun.


    workout was intense, and golden gains was great afterward. chugged it down and ate an apple within my 30min drive home. yumyum, glad i bought 6 tubs of the product, just wont need to use them for a long while after this rreview is finished... feel like I have 1/4 of the tub left or so..

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    back at gym on monday, had 2 postworkout shakes since than, same ol same ol.. tastes alot better than the intiial first few, and the results parallel golden finish

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,428
    Rep Power
    810

    Default

    final review:


    taste - it grew on me real good. I have been back on golden finish two workouts this week, and it just wasn;t the same. i realized its a lot sweeter than golden gains, and may make me want sweets more after drinking it. the apple pie taste is good as you become used too it, especially including the fact it has great carbs for post workout which are masked as pie crust !

    results - stuff parallels golden finish in my mind and may even be better. its hard for me to point to one single thing as causing progress, but when you combined a postworkout product with intense training and clean nutrition, you cant really go wrong. while there may be other ways to get protein/carbs postworkout, the ingredient profile of GG is pretty awesome !

    cost - I didn't pay for it, and I'm not really sure what the real price is per tub, but I do know I bought a boat load during the presale at cl website.



    overall, it is def. worth a shot postworkout. If you've never used a postworkout protein, i would highly recommend this product. I've used golden finish and relentless recently, and all seem to be great options! The flavoring in GG is def. worth checking, as far as I know relentless is only in chocolate.. which is kind of bland and boring since most bulk powders come in chocolate .

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    California
    Age
    46
    Posts
    6,594
    Rep Power
    1594

    Default

    Nice review!!!
    laurie@controlledlabs.com

    Disclaimer : The above post is my own PERSONAL OPINION and DOES NOT REPRESENT the official position of any company or entity. It DOES NOT constitute medical advice. CONTROLLED LABS products are produced in a GMP for Sport certified facility (no hormones produced in the facility / no cross contamination).

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Bodybuilding Program