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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
    CONTROLLED LABS ORANGE OXIMEGA

    CONTROLLED LABS ORANGE OXIMEGA

    More information about Orange OxiMega

    SUPPLEMENT FACTS



    FOREWORD
    First of all I would like to personally thank Controlled Labs for giving me the opportunity to test this exciting and innovative product. I believe that most bodybuilders often overlook the foundational supplements,which have an immense effect on training, in favor of a more promising and flashy preworkout or natural anabolic matrix. You can't expect to see results without first building a strong foundation, starting with essential nutrients. Since I already take Orange Triad as my multi, coupled with Orange OxiMega, I will have met my requirements for omegas, vitamins, minerals, fruits, vegetables, digestive support, immune support, joint support, and cardiovascular support. With that being said, I have quite extensive experience with all types of natural supplements, ranging from preworkouts to digestive enzymes, so hopefully this log, as it tracks my progress, reflects the true potential of Orange OxiMega as an overall support supplement to maintain a strong foundation! Everyone feel free to comment on anything that may improve the effectiveness of this supplement and feel free to ask any questions that you may have, as I will try to be most accommodating.

    GOALS
    With this Orange OxiMega log I will be taking note of...
    - Overall wellness
    - Healthy cardiovascular function
    - Enhanced mental and cognitive focus
    - Increased endurance
    - Stronger blood pumps (via nitrates)
    - Ease of digestibility
    - Increased energy

    BACKGROUND
    I have always been fascinated by the way in which a supplement can drastically aid in the overall performance of a weightlifter. I have vast experience with many different supplements from creatine to sleep aids. I have seen it all...from products that are absolute trash to ones that are quite impressive. Thus far, one of my favorite foundational supplements has been Controlled Labs Orange Triad, for the simple fact that it is so much more than a multivitamin. If anything, I notice the joint and immune support the most...I almost never get sick since I started taking it! Since this multivitamin did such a good job of creating a strong foundation for myself, I thought that I had all bases covered. However, with the introduction of Orange OxiMega, I realized that I was lacking one thing, a full serving of greens, or fruits and vegetables. Although my macros and diet were spot on, I was still missing out on the beneficial effects that fruits and veggies have to offer. Also, since these greens and the red beet root in particular donate nitrates, I am interested to see the synergistic effect that this has on my pump when combined with White Flood.

    VITAL STATS
    Age: 24
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 200lbs.
    Bodyfat: Approximately 13-15%
    Body type: Ecto-meso



    DOSAGE

    Fish Oil
    2 softgels 1-2 times a day with meals. Consume with at least 6 ounces of water.

    Greens
    1-2 scoops with breakfast or spread throughout the day.

    CURRENT DIET
    (Sample)
    Meal 1
    - 6-8 Egg Whites (1 yolk)
    - 3/4 Cup of Steel Cut Oats
    - ON Whey Protein Shake

    Meal 2
    - Lean Ground Beef
    - 1/4 cup Cheese
    - Green Veggies

    Meal 3
    - 2 Chicken Breasts
    - 1oz Walnuts

    Meal 4 (Preworkout)
    - 2 Canned Tuna
    - 1tbsp. Full Fat Mayo
    - Green Veggies

    Meal 5 (Postworkout)
    - 1 Chicken Breast
    - 1 cup of brown rice

    Meal 6
    - Lean protein of choice
    - Green veggies

    Meal 7
    - 1 scoop ON Casein Protein
    - 2tbsp. Peanut Butter


    CURRENT WORKOUT ROUTINE
    Day 1: Shoulders/Abs
    - DB Shoulder Press
    - BB Military Press
    - BB Behind the Neck Military Press
    - Side Raises
    - Lateral Raises
    - Rear Delt Flyes
    - Lying Rear Delt Raises
    - Haney Shrugs
    - DB Shrugs

    -Abdominals Circuit

    Day 2: Chest/Obliques
    - BB Bench Press
    - DB Incline Press
    - DB Incline Flyes
    - DB Pullovers
    - DB Front Raises
    - Slanted Dips (Weighted)
    SUPERSET WITH...
    - Pushups

    - Obliques Circuit

    Day 3: Arms/Cardio
    - Standing BB Curls
    - Close Grip Bench Press
    - Incline DB Curls
    - Rope Pushdown
    - High Cable Curls
    - Skull Crushers

    - 1 Hour Competitive Ice Hockey

    Day 4: Back/Abs
    - Deadlifts
    - Wide Grip Pullups
    - Bent Over Rows
    - T-Bar Rows
    - Close Grip Pulldowns
    - Straight Arm Pushdowns
    - Face pulls
    - Upright Rows
    - Hyperextensions

    - Abdominals Circuit

    Day 5: Legs/Obliques
    - Leg Extensions
    - BB Squats
    - Leg Press
    - Lunges
    - Leg Curls
    - Stiff Legged Deadlifts
    - Calf Raises

    - Obliques Circuit

    Day 6: Arms
    - Seated Alternating Curls
    - Behind the Head Extensions
    - Hammer Curls
    - V-Bar Pushdowns
    - Lying Cable Curls
    - Dips

    Day 7: Rest



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    Well since I live in Canada and it'll take a little longer for me to get mine I might as well post up a picture of the sexy packaging as a teaser...



    Also, I'd like to take the time to list the other supplements that I am currently taking to make sure that it is okay to remain on these products while taking the OxiMega...
    Controlled Labs Orange Triad
    Jamieson Natural Sources Vitamin C
    Controlled Labs Glycergrow
    Controlled Labs Green Magnitude
    Controlled Labs White Flood
    Controlled Labs Purple InTrain
    Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

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    Waiting for my package as well Love the detail of the log. Gonna keep mine simple

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    Well since I live in Canada and it'll take a little longer for me to get mine I might as well post up a picture of the sexy packaging as a teaser...



    Also, I'd like to take the time to list the other supplements that I am currently taking to make sure that it is okay to remain on these products while taking the OxiMega...
    Controlled Labs Orange Triad
    Jamieson Natural Sources Vitamin C
    Controlled Labs Glycergrow
    Controlled Labs Green Magnitude
    Controlled Labs White Flood
    Controlled Labs Purple InTrain
    Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein

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    I FINALLY GOT MY OXIMEGA!

    Since I received it tonight, I will officially start the log tomorrow...but in the mean time a few pics to hold you guys over until then!

    The appealing packaging that it comes in...



    It's a little colder in Canada so OxiMega asked for a toque, lulz.



    The Fish Oil & Greens out of their box!



    Fish Oil & Greens, meet your new foundational friend Orange Triad.


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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
    CONTROLLED LABS ORANGE OXIMEGA

    DAY 1: INITIAL REVIEW

    NOTES
    I always like to test how my body reacts to a new product when I first get it, so as a result I took 2 fish oil softgels yesterday, one with breakfast and one with dinner...and 1 scoop of greens with breakfast. Tomorrow I plan on stepping it up the the full dose and will take 2 fish oil softgels with breakfast and dinner and 1 scoop of greens with breakfast and lunch or dinner!

    INGREDIENT PROFILE
    The ingredient profile of both of these products is impressive! For years it has been a challenge searching for a fish oil supplement that contains at least a combined 500mg of EPA/DHA without taking 50 softgels at a time and breaking the bank! But it appears that this search is finally over. The generous dose of EPA/DHA in OxiMega as well as the 3 different types of fish used makes the quality of this product top notch...and by making the dosage so potent, only 1 or 2 softgels is needed at a time, drastically cutting down on cost and fat! In regards to the greens it's hard to comment on it in relation to other products because this supplement seems to be revolutionary! Not only are you getting 5 servings of veggies and 2 servings of fruit with each scoop, Controlled Labs has also covered digestion aid yet again with the inclusion of enzyme and probiotic complexes. Also, the nitrate donor vegetables are a nice addition to the formula as a means of increasing nitric oxide levels in the body, which in turn contribute to overall heart and cardiovascular health.

    Fish Oil: A+
    Greens: A+

    APPEARANCE
    The fish oil component of Orange OxiMega is a really good size. I've seen all different sized fish oil softgels and these are one of the smallest I've come across, making it very easy to ingest. When taking them, you hardly feel them go down your throat at all and in an instant they are gone. When I first looked at the greens, I was almost intimidated by what was inside lulz. After moving the powder around a little bit the first thing that it reminded me of are the herbs inside of a tea bag. Also, the powder is very fine which makes it easy to put through a funnel. I gave the greens a C+ for appearance, but do not be fooled by this grade...this is only based on its appearance and has nothing to do with performance, remember...never judge a book by its cover!

    Fish Oil: A+
    Greens: C+

    SMELL
    When I opened the fish oil I was immediately taken back by the strong aroma of citrus! I mixed the softgels around inside the bottle and I must have smelled them at least another 10 times. I didn't think that I'd ever see the day that I'd want to smell something like fish oil, haha. The only complaint that I have is that during some sniffs you could still smell a fish scent...it was like a can of tuna drenched in orange and lemon juice! However, I cannot complain as I imagine that it is quite difficult to completely mask the fishy smell...this supplement has already far exceeded aroma of any other fish oil on the market! In relation to smell, the greens product was very interesting. When I first smelled the product inside of the tub I couldn't really smell the spearmint, or I should say it wasn't overwhelming like I thought it would be...it actually smelled more like an herbal tea blend. This aroma was still pleasant, but I was really hoping for more of a minty smell. After I dumped one scoop into an empty water bottle...this is were things start to get strange! I sniffed the greens again and the spearmint smell was very strong. After I added 3oz. of water this scent seemed to be accentuated and it smelled almost like a minty mouthwash...maybe I should start rinsing with this after I brush my teeth!

    Fish Oil: A-
    Greens: A-

    MIXABILITY
    The greens mixed really well with clumping issues. I was actually kinda surprised at this since only 3-6oz. of water is needed to mix with this product. After ingesting the greens I didn't feel any chunks stuck in my mouth and no residue was left behind in the bottle. The only thing that I didn't like about its mixability is the fact that when you shake it up in the bottle a little of the mixture stays on the unoccupied part of the plastic. Although it's probably only 0.01% of the serving this is just a pet peeve of mine as I always try to get every last drop! I tried swirling the mixture around instead, but this left a little bit of the powder unmixed at the bottom.

    Greens: A

    TASTE
    The taste of the fish oil was even better than its smell! I can't lie, after taking the first softgel, I sucked on it for a few seconds before swallowing to get a true feel for the citrus enteric coating (no homo). To my surprise the softgel didn't taste like fish at all and I could only taste a hint of the citrus...this was quite pleasant because normally I am used to fish oil having a real fishy taste, to the point that I almost have a hard time getting them down. However, the best part of the fish oil was the burps...yes you heard me, THE BURPS! For some reason I seemed to burp a little more than I usually do, but the first time it happened all I could taste was oranges! Mind=blown...I couldn't believe it! This happened a few more times and the same thing, a mouthful of orange and no fish! Throughout the rest of the day I found myself doing the, force air into your stomach so you burp trick because this after taste was so pleasing. The greens tasted a lot better than it smelled as well. Since it is naturally flavored with spearmint I thought that the taste might be a little overwhelming, however the opposite was true. The taste was actually really refreshing with a subtle hint of spearmint. I couldn't taste any of that chemical flavor that some people refer to and overall it went down very smoothly. For me, the best part was the after taste; it was almost like I'd just rinsed with a bottle of Scope mouthwash! Not only is this supp now part of my foundational staples its also a part of my personal hygiene haha.

    Fish Oil: A+
    Greens: A+

    PRICE
    The price of these foundational supplements is great! A full month's supply, or in some cases a 2 month supply for only $17.95 at bodybuilding.com and that's before any coupon codes! The package together with the greens is a month serving of both for only $37.95, which works out to be $1.27 a day for most of your foundational needs. Coupled with Orange Triad for only another .66 cents a day you will have covered all requirements for omegas, vitamins, minerals, fruits, vegetables, digestive support, immune support, joint support, and cardiovascular support.

    Fish Oil: A+
    Greens: A+


    OVERALL
    After my first single dose of Orange OxiMega I have already added it as a staple in my supplementation from now on. Paired with Orange Triad you cannot get much better of a foundation anywhere...I'm surprised that a product like this was not released earlier by Controlled Labs! I am excited to see how this will benefit not only my overall health but my lifting as well as I continue to take it...stay tuned I have a feeling that big things are the in works! OxiMega FTMFW!

    Fish Oil: A+
    Greens: A+

    And I leave you with a pic of the Controlled Labs family welcoming the newest members to its arsenal...



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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
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    DAY 2
    BEFORE PICS


    Workout: Back/Obliques
    Deadlifts [4 sets]
    135 x 15, 225 x 12, 315 x 10, 405 x 8
    Wide Grip Pullups [3 sets]
    BW x 12, BW x 10, BW x 10
    Straight Arm Pushdowns [3 sets]
    45 x 12, 60 x 12, 75 x 10
    Seated Close Grip Pulldowns [3 sets]
    120 x 12, 140 x 10, 160 x 8
    Seated T-Bar Rows [3 sets]
    45 x 12, 90 x 10, 135 x 8
    Face Pulls [3 sets]
    45 x 14, 60 x 12, 75 x 10
    Seated Machine Rows [3 sets]
    105 x 12, 120 x 10, 135 x 8
    Hyperextensions [3 sets]
    Obliques Circuit
    Workout Duration: 90 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Orange OxiMega Greens: 1 scoop with breakfast and dinner
    Orange OxiMega Fish Oil: 2 softgels with breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner
    Generic Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Glycergrow: 3 scoops 1 hour preworkout
    White Flood: 2 scoops 30 minutes preworkout
    Green Magnitude: 1 scoop 25 minutes preworkout
    Purple InTrain: Sip intraworkout
    ON Cake Batter Whey: 1 scoop with breakfast; 2 postworkout

    Notes
    Well today marks the first day that I would be taking the full recommended serving of both the greens and fish oil and I couldn't wait to taste the spearminty goodness twice in one day! I was a little disappointed that I didn't get any fish burps today, as I was actually looking forward to the orange taste coming up lol. I didn't expect to feel immediate results right away and I suspect that any huge changes will be a result of the good ole placebo effect. Regardless, let's start laying a foundation with OxiMega!

    Overall Wellness
    I woke up a little groggy and stuffed up today as my left nostril felt slightly congested. I rarely get sick and think that it has to do with the rapid change in climate; but after taking my first dose of the OxiMega greens and fish oil I immediately felt both physically and mentally uplifted. Not in the sense that I got a strong rush of energy, but in that the mental fog was lifted from my body. Also, about 2 hours after my first servings the congestion in my left nostril disappeared and I could breath mush easier.

    Healthy Cardiovascular Function
    As I just mentioned, right around the time I was about to take the fish oil with my lunch, my nostrils suddenly felt clear and no longer congested. I'm not sure if I can totally attribute this to the OxiMega but it sure as hell made it a lot easier to breath during my back workout, especially after finishing a heavy set of deadlifts. This in turn led to shorter rest times and a subsequent more effective workout. I wouldn't say that my endurance has increased at all, I was just able to maximize my breathing patterns with a clear nasal tract.

    Enhanced Mental and Cognitive Focus
    I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary today in relation to my mental focus. The White Flood already gives me that tunnel vision mentality and today's workout served as no exception. However, I did feel a little more alert than usual, taking notice of the people who were staring when I did my last set of DL's.

    Pump
    For some reason I got a crazy pump going in my lats today, a lot stronger than I usually do. I know that I can attribute much of this pump to the White Flood, but the fullness that I was feeling today was like no other. I'd like to attribute this to the nitrate donor vegetables because of their ability to increase nitric oxide levels but it is too early to tell right now. Arms day tomorrow will be a real test to see if it is these vegetables that are the cause of my insane pump. This full feeling last for the duration of my workout and even for a while afterward. I found myself flaring my lats as I walked around the gym, quite the alpha feeling!

    Ease of Digestibility
    Occasionally after I eat breakfast I will experience some harmless stomach pains due to the large quantity of food being digested and I thought that adding a greens complex might make this even worse. However today I didn't experience any pains at all and so far the greens and fish oil has been very easy to ingest. I've actually found that I've had more of an appetite lately and can't wait until my next meal.

    Increased Energy
    I didn't really notice too much of an increase in energy outside of the White Flood, which remained steady for most of my workout. Like I previously mentioned, it felt as though after taking the first servings of OxiMega the strain of sleeping all night was lifted from me and I was able to recharge quicker for the day ahead.

    Comments
    Overall, I am really pleased with the start of this log and think that I am already starting to feel some of OxiMega's effects. Although it is too early to say that the OxiMega is causing some of the positive results I am seeing, I hope that the pattern continues with the rest of my workouts so that I can know for sure. Hopefully the placebo effect will have worn off by tomorrow and I can truly gauge the effectiveness of the OxiMega as a foundational supplement.

    What's Ahead in Day 3?
    Tomorrow I will be working arms for the second time this week, with an emphasis on low reps to ensure that I am not overtraining. Waking up tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if the OxiMega has any effect on recovery, especially after a heavy back day. I am going to continue with the same dosing protocol that I used today, but may try taking 2 fish oil softgels with dinner this time instead of split 1 and 1 with lunch and dinner. Hopefully I get some more delicious orange burps! Stay tuned brahs.

    Before Picture
    This was taken the day that I submitted my application for this log, cold and sitting at just about 200lbs.




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    Great log! Lookin' good too (no homo)
    (pull your shorts up...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by breathemetal View Post
    Great log! Lookin' good too (no homo)
    (pull your shorts up...)
    Haha thanks brah! I have no idea how they got that low?!

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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
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    DAY 3

    Workout: Arms
    Incline DB Curls [3 sets]
    30 x 12, 35 x 10, 45 x 6
    Close Grip Bench Press [4 sets]
    135 x 15, 185 x 10, 225 x 8, 275 x 4
    Standing Hammer Curls [3 sets]
    30 x 10, 40 x 8, 50 x 5
    Rope Pushdowns [3 sets]
    60 x 10, 70 x 8, 80 x 6
    Single Arm Pulley Curls [3 sets]
    40 x 12, 50 x 10, 60 x 8
    French Curls [3 sets]
    30 x 10, 35 x 8, 40 x 6
    Workout Duration: 60 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Orange OxiMega Greens: 1 scoop with breakfast and dinner
    Orange OxiMega Fish Oil: 2 softgels with breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner
    Generic Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Glycergrow: 3 scoops 1 hour preworkout
    White Flood: 2 scoops 35 minutes preworkout
    Green Magnitude: 1 scoop 30 minutes preworkout
    Purple InTrain: Sip intraworkout
    ON Cake Batter Whey: 1 scoop with breakfast; 2 postworkout

    Notes
    Today marks the second day of taking the full dosage of Orange OxiMega and so far my early experiences have been very positive! The citrus coating on the fish oil almost makes this fishy supplement fun to take and I'm loving the refreshing taste of the spearmint in the greens...it's especially great taking it immediately after a meal as I find that it really rinses your mouth and leaves a minty fresh after taste. Don't let the smell in the tub fool you! I only got a few fish oil burps today and I didn't notice the citrus taste as much as I did the first day, although a faint hint of orange was still there.

    Overall Wellness
    I woke up a lot more refreshed than I did yesterday and this time without the nasal congestion. After taking my first dose of the fish oil and greens that last little bit of brain fog was washed away and I felt pretty alert and ready for the day despite the fact that I had to go into work. I felt really good all day at work and focused on staying hydrated so that I would be in good form going into my workout.

    Healthy Cardiovascular Function
    My breathing was a lot easier today as I no longer had any nasal congestion. I think that I can more confidently attribute this to the OxiMega now, since this congestion usually gets worse in the mornings...today however, nothing! Working arms, I didn't need to overly exert myself like I would working back or legs and this made it a lot easier to catch my breath during my rest times. I wouldn't necessarily say that my overall cardiovascular endurance has improved since I started this log, but the OxiMega has definitely helped me get back to the level I was at before my breathing was restricted due to congestion.

    Enhanced Mental and Cognitive Focus
    Nothing too much to report in terms of enhanced mental and cognitive focus. The White Flood put me in the proper mind set to lift and helped me maintain focus on my workout. I should note though, that during single arm cable curls I did find myself really focusing on squeezing the muscle at the peak of my contraction.

    Pump
    Again today I got a crazy pump going in my arms...my back even felt a little pumped from yesterday! What a great feeling. From the first exercise my arms felt really full and this lasted for the duration of my workout. I'm still skeptical to attribute this to the nitrate donor vegetables, but I can't think of any other logical explanation for these strong pumps I've been getting the last two days. I think this paired with the White Flood must be the cause! Regardless, this enhanced pump is more than welcome and hopefully it continues as I start my week over again on Monday.

    Ease of Digestibility
    No stomach or digestion issues to report today, everything was spot on. The fish oil are going down with ease; it's like they aren't even there when swallowing them. I take the greens in a nice cold, refreshing shot and the flavor actually makes me look forward to the next dose...unlike some other supplements that are almost unbearable! The increased appetite that I had yesterday seemed to be just a one day thing, as today it is back to normal.

    Increased Energy
    My energy levels today were quite similar to yesterday, as it was predominantly the White Flood that got me jacked to hit the weights. I think that as this log continues I am going to notice that the OxiMega is helping me sustain long term energy of the course of the day as opposed to a quicker stimulant type energy that White Flood provides. I'll be keeping a close eye on this and will be sure to comment.

    Comments
    Overall, another solid day today and definitely a step in the right direction to keeping my foundation sturdy. I am definitely feeling more alert and awake during the day and I've also noticed that I'm not as fatigued going into my workout after finishing an 8 hour work shift. I haven't got many more fish oil burps and it's really quite unfortunate since that orange taste was really good, haha. Also in regards to recovery, I still had some DOMS in my legs from a few days ago so I don't think that the OxiMega has contributed in that department...at least for now anyways!

    What's Ahead in Day 3?
    Tomorrow will be a well deserved rest day and I will be focusing on sticking to my clean bulking diet as well as relaxing so that I am fully recovered for a new workout week. Monday I will be starting with shoulders so hopefully the addition of the OxiMega will help to get me prepared for this.

    And today I leave you with a delicious Golden Gains Pumpkin Pie recipe (all credit goes to Anaconda from the Controlled Labs forums )

    Directions
    2 scoops Golden Gains
    1/2 (15oz.) package refrigerated pie crust
    1 (15oz.) can pumpkin
    3/4 cup Splenda (no calorie sweetener), granulated
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    3/4 cup half-and-half
    3 large eggs, lightly beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Nutritional Information: Per 1 Pie
    Calories: 533 kcal
    Carbohydrates: 62 g
    Dietary Fiber: 5 g
    Fat: 12 g
    Protein: 25 g
    Sugars: 11 g

    Cooking Directions
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
    Unfold pie crust; press out fold lines; fit pie crust into a 9 inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under and crimp
    Stir together pumpkin & 2 scoops of GG's and next 7 ingredients until blended; can add a tad more pumpkin if desired
    Add eggs and vanilla, stirring until blended
    Pour filling into pie crust
    Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until set in the center
    Cool completely on a wire rack

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    So whats your overall goal man?
    "Greater love hath no man, than to lay down his life for a friend" John 15:13
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    how long have you been on that routine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerson12 View Post
    So whats your overall goal man?
    Quote Originally Posted by breathemetal View Post
    how long have you been on that routine?
    Right now I am currently bulking taking in 4000+ calories a day with a macronutrient ratio of 40/35/25 (protein/carbs/fat). Hoping to get to 210lbs. lean with a bf% of around 10-12%. Then in about a month or two I will start cutting for summer.



    Been on the single exercise six day split for about a year now. I like it because it gives my muscles adequate time to recover between days.

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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
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    DAY 4

    Workout: Rest
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Orange OxiMega Greens: 1 scoop with breakfast and dinner
    Orange OxiMega Fish Oil: 2 softgels with breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner
    Generic Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Green Magnitude: 1 scoop after lunch
    ON Cake Batter Whey: 1 scoop with breakfast; 1 lunch

    Notes
    So today I went out to run a few errands and along the way I stopped at Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up some toiletries. I got some gum among other things and when I got back in my car and opened the pack that familiar Orange OxiMega greens smell filled my nostrils and I looked around everywhere expecting to find a freshly poured shot waiting for me, haha. The 5 Rain gum smells exactly like the spearmint in the greens! Anyways, today was a very nice rest day for me. I just relaxed and watched the Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers game as well as March Madness of course. I didn't get too many fish oil burps today, only one or two but I could taste the orange flavor again...delicious lol.

    Overall Wellness
    Well I got to sleep in today since I had the day off from work and the gym, so naturally I felt pretty refreshed when I woke up; no grogginess or tiredness. Upon taking my first doses of OxiMega I felt quite alert and energized and I had no brain fog at all. I also sat in my hot tub for about 30 minutes today so that helped me relax both mentally and physically. One problem that I have on rest days is that my water intake seems to suffer since I'm not constantly on my feet all day; so today I tried to make sure that I was taking in as much as I can. I probably got close to 1.5 gallons.

    Healthy Cardiovascular Function
    Since today was a rest day for me I didn't really need to exert myself, so commenting on my cardiovascular functionality is a little difficult. I should note that the congested feeling I had in my nasal passages the past few days is completely gone and I can breathe easily through my nostrils. Hopefully this translates into positive breathing patterns during my workout tomorrow, especially since I've had a day to relax and recover.

    Enhanced Mental and Cognitive Focus
    Again, like cardiovascular function, I didn't really require an intense amount of mental and cognitive focus like I do on my workout days. Today was more about relaxing my mind and reflecting on the things that I can work on and improve from the previous week. The OxiMega seemed to put my mind at ease and made formulating thoughts very easy. This should help me zero in on certain things I can improve in order to maximize each workout. This week for example, I came to the conclusion that I need to start putting more emphasis on the smaller muscles like calves and traps, as this completes the overall physique.

    Pump
    No pump on rest day! Although looking in the mirror and flexing a few times I do think that I am a little more vascular than normal...could this be the nitrate donor vegetables?! It's hard to say at this point in the log, but regardless I am quite happy with the progress that I am making in bringing out more veins. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the same pump that I had the last few workouts. Shoulders can usually go either way for me; one workout they'll feel really full and tight and the next I won't feel nearly as pumped.

    Ease of Digestibility
    Having the day off from work and the gym allows me to eat my food at a much more relaxed pace as opposed to having to force it down because of break times and commuting. As a result, I always find that it is much easier for my stomach to digest this food. The OxiMega still has caused no issues at all and both the fish oil and greens keep going down smoothly. I'm absolutely loving the spearmint flavor and the citrus burps are great lol. Appetite wasn't the greatest today, as I felt pretty full for most of the day; most likely due to my metabolism staying at a base rate all day.

    Increased Energy
    Although I didn't lift today my energy levels were quite high. Not so much in the sense that I was hyper and needed something to do but in that I was mentally alert and aware of my surroundings. Usually on days that I'm just relaxing I'll get tired at certain points of the day and doze off but I didn't experience that today. Hopefully after a day break from the White Flood, it'll give me that extra hyper boost I need to crush shoulders tomorrow!

    Comments
    Overall, this was a much needed rest day. The hot tub gave me a chance to really to relax my muscles and get them geared up for a big shoulder day tomorrow. My supplement foundation remains strong and it's very liberating to know that I have my omegas, vitamins, minerals, fruits, vegetables, digestive support, immune support, joint support, and cardiovascular support covered every day that I go into battle in the gym. I am just about to go to sleep for the night so I should get a solid 8 hours to recharge for the start of the week tomorrow. Hopefully the OxiMega continues to perform like it has been!

    What's Ahead in Day 5?
    SHOULDERS! I like to start my week with shoulders as I feel it is one of my weaker muscle groups. Hopefully the OxiMega mixed with the White Flood and Purple InTrain give me some explosive results. I know that I have my foundation covered so now I can start focusing on building the framework. Come at me bro!

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    Im very tempted to steal your routine and try it out, with a few modifications of course.
    I was going to go into Westside training...but i dont feel like it yet, yeah i know shit reason lol, but oh well. I want to have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by breathemetal View Post
    Im very tempted to steal your routine and try it out, with a few modifications of course.
    I was going to go into Westside training...but i dont feel like it yet, yeah i know shit reason lol, but oh well. I want to have fun
    Look up russian conjugated training method. Has several benefits over western westside training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breathemetal View Post
    Im very tempted to steal your routine and try it out, with a few modifications of course.
    I was going to go into Westside training...but i dont feel like it yet, yeah i know shit reason lol, but oh well. I want to have fun
    I agree, your training has to be fun brah...I'm actually thinking that I might need to change up my routine to shock my muscles into some new growth!

    Check out this article if interested, it's all about the Westside training method.

    http://www.elitefts.com/documents/st...e_training.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerson12 View Post
    Look up russian conjugated training method. Has several benefits over western westside training.
    I'm actually quite interested in this training method, any links?! I couldn't find much with a quick google search.

    Does the basic premise involve a continuous alternation between exercises of heavy and light loads in the same session, or more specifically, alternating between a slow-speed strength exercise and a high-speed strength exercise?


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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
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    DAY 5

    Workout: Shoulders/Abs
    DB Shoulder Press [4 sets]
    40 x 12, 50 x 10, 70 x 8, 85 x 6
    Seated Behind the Neck BB Press [4 sets]
    135 x 10, 145 x 8, 165 x 6, 95 x 8
    Side Laterals [3 sets]
    15 x 12, 20 x 10, 25 x 8
    Cable Front Raises [3 sets]
    35 x 12, 45 x 10, 50 x 8
    Seated Reverse Flyes [3 sets]
    65 x 15, 75 x 12, 85 x 10
    Bent Over Rear Delt Raises [3 sets]
    15 x 10, 20 x 10, 25 x 10
    Haney Shrugs [3 sets]
    135 x 12, 185 x 10, 225 x 10
    Machine Shrugs 21's [3 sets]
    21 x 90, 21 x 180, 21 x 270
    Abs Circuit
    Workout Duration: 75 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Orange OxiMega Greens: 1 scoop with breakfast and dinner
    Orange OxiMega Fish Oil: 2 softgels with breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner
    Generic Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Glycergrow: 3 scoops 1 hour preworkout
    White Flood: 2 scoops 30 minutes preworkout
    Green Magnitude: 1 scoop 25 minutes preworkout
    Purple InTrain: Sip intraworkout
    ON Cake Batter Whey: 1 scoop with breakfast; 2 postworkout

    Notes
    Well today was interesting to say the least. I had to work this morning but leave at noon to attend a court resolution meeting for a speeding ticket I got last month. Little did I know that I'd have to wait for over three hours just to meet with the prosecutor for a 10km reduction (yes mad). Needless to say, this kind of threw off my day and I had to prolong a couple of my meals. The good news is that these events didn't affect my OxiMega schedule and all dosages were taken at the correct time. Chewing that 5 Rain gum, all that I can think about all day is the OxiMega...their tastes are so similar it's ridiculous!

    Overall Wellness
    I got a solid 8 hour sleep last night thanks to my rest day yesterday so naturally I felt pretty recharged waking up this morning. I'm not much of a morning person but I'm starting to notice that after my first dose of OxiMega the brain fog and funk is lifted from me and I can more easily focus on the day ahead. Since I was back at work today I was able to consume lots of water, probably close to 2 gallons...but this meant lots of trips to the bathroom haha. My immune system seems to be running at top notch again after a short battle with nasal congestion and overall I'm feeling good on all accounts up to this point in my log.

    Healthy Cardiovascular Function
    My cardiovascular functionality was good today, although I feel that the past two days have been better. At one point during my workout I felt a dull pain in my chest when breathing in and out after a heavy set. This didn't affect my workout at all and went away within minutes, it just sort of caught me off guard. Other than that I haven't had any problems with my endurance when trying to get through a grueling workout and my lung capacity seems to be functioning at its max. I don't do a lot of cardio at the moment since I'm bulking but hopefully with the nice weather we're getting lately, I can put it to the test with some circuit training or stair running.

    Enhanced Mental and Cognitive Focus
    Nothing to report today in terms of mental and cognitive focus. Most of my day was spent in mindless chatter and staring at the wall as I waited to be called to the stand, so if anything the OxiMega helped prevent me from falling asleep! Once I finally got to my workout I didn't really feel mentally drained at all and like usual I developed that tunnel vision once I got White Flood in me and threw my headphones on. This lasted for much of my workout and I actually felt quite relieved, like the strain of this brutal day was lifted from my shoulders.

    Pump
    I got a really solid pump going in my shoulders today but not of the same caliber as the last few days. After my first few heavy sets both my shoulders felt really full and tight but it almost seemed like I lost some of the pump once I got to the isolation exercises. This isn't to say that I didn't have a successful workout as it was actually the opposite...I felt really strong and confident today! I kept this decent pump for most of my workout and I even felt it a little bit after I left the gym, but this time it didn't last as long as it did my last couple workouts.

    Ease of Digestibility
    Well it was back to getting up early and eating my food faster today, but I have no problems to report! After my usual morning sh*t and the first dose of OxiMega my stomach felt settled and at ease. The fish oil continues to go down like there's nothing but water there and I'm absolutely loving everything about the greens. I'm going on record and guaranteeing that...THIS IS THE BEST GREENS PRODUCT THAT YOU WILL EVER TAKE! Taste, formula and cost I've been made into a customer for life and this isn't easy to do! I'm going to start posting my diet so that you brahs can get a better idea of my macronutrient ratio breakdown.

    Increased Energy
    Because of all the waiting that I did today I had a lot of built up energy by the time that I got to the gym. This mixed with the White Flood had me right pumped up to hit the weights! This high level of energy lasted for the duration of my workout and I even felt like I had some left after I left the gym. Thinking back, I should have done a little extra cardio to keep fat gain to a minimum. At work my energy levels were pretty steady as well; I noticed that I wasn't as fatigued as I would normally be working a full shift and I felt more alert while carrying out my daily duties.

    Comments
    Although I've had better days in this log I really can't complain about my progress today. I realize that bodybuilding is a journey and not just something that happens overnight, so as long as I'm moving forward I feel as though I am improving! I did feel really strong today which hopefully I can sustain tomorrow and my energy levels were through the roof. During my workout tomorrow I am really going to focus on slowing down each rep so as to try and get a killer pump going! Ain't nothin' to it but to do it right Ronnie?!

    What's Ahead in Day 6?
    Well tomorrow I will be working chest...one of my favourite muscle groups to work! I can usually get a really good pump going and it's one of my strongest muscles as well. I have the day off from work so I have to make sure that my diet and water intake stay in check. On the plus side I'll get lots of rest and feel ready to hit the weights hard since I won't be on my feet all day. I'm looking forward to a hyooooge day!

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    CAMPAIGN LAYS THE FOUNDATION WITH
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    DAY 6

    As promised, here is my macronutrient breakdown from yesterday...



    Workout: Chest/Abs
    Incline Bench Press [4 sets]
    135 x 15, 155 x 12, 185 x 10, 225 x 8
    Decline Bench Press [3 sets]
    135 x 12, 185 x 10, 245 x 6
    Incline DB Flyes [3 sets]
    40 x 12, 55 x 10, 70 x 5
    DB Front Raises [3 sets]
    15 x 10, 20 x 8, 25 x 6
    DB Pullovers [3 sets]
    70 x 10, 80 x 8, 90 x 6
    Weight Slanted Dips [3 sets]
    45 x 12, 70 x 10, 90 x 8
    Machine Partial Flyes [3 sets]
    105 x 10, 155 x 8, 205 x 6
    Abs Circuit
    Workout Duration: 90 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Orange OxiMega Greens: 1 scoop with breakfast and dinner
    Orange OxiMega Fish Oil: 2 softgels with breakfast; 1 lunch; 1 dinner
    Generic Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Glycergrow: 3 scoops 1 hour preworkout
    White Flood: 2 scoops 30 minutes preworkout
    Green Magnitude: 1 scoop 25 minutes preworkout
    Purple InTrain: Sip intraworkout
    ON Cake Batter Whey: 1 scoop with breakfast; 2 postworkout

    Notes
    I was expecting another big day in the gym today considering that I didn't have to work and got to sleep in! I caught myself smelling the fish oil bottle again, about 5 or 6 times, as I took my morning dose. My mind is still blown by the fact that my fish oil burps taste like oranges! Lately I've been telling everyone about this revolutionary greens product, challenging them that is a million times better than theirs. The spearmint taste alone was enough to convince some people to make the switch...I'm glad bodybuilding.com is already carrying it! Enough talking, let's get to it...

    Overall Wellness
    I got another solid 8 hour sleep last night so naturally I woke up feeling pretty energized and refreshed. I didn't feel any brain fog this morning but like usual the OxiMega did help me feel more alert and ready to face the day. I could have done a bit better with my water intake, as I think I got just over a gallon in today...however I do remember being a little more parched than usual during some points of my workout. My immune system continues to feel like it is operating at a highly effective level and I'm pretty sure that the OxiMega is helping to eliminate a lot of the toxins in my body as indicated by the prolonged energy that I have over the course of the day; as opposed to the fatigue that I'd sometimes feel transitioning from work to the gym.

    Healthy Cardiovascular Function
    No big changes to report in terms of cardiovascular function today. I continue to have no more problems with congestion and my breathing both during normal activity and lifting is clear and unobstructed. I didn't feel any pains at all today like the one I reported yesterday and I actually don't even really remember needing to catch my breath at any point during my workout. This isn't to say that I didn't push myself; it just shows that the OxiMega mixed with Purple InTrain is a great combination for cardiovascular endurance.

    Enhanced Mental and Cognitive Focus
    Since I had another day off from work, I wasn't really required to do any real intense thinking. When I did have conversations with different individuals throughout the day I felt as though I was speaking coherently and was forming and sharing ideas with relative ease. In terms of my workout, like usual, the White Flood gave me that tunnel vision mentality and I could see exactly what I needed to do in order to have a successful workout. After I was finished lifting instead of feeling mentally drained I actually felt revitalized and confident that I had a strong chest workout.

    Pump
    The crazy pump was back again today like I thought it would be! After finishing incline bench press my chest felt really full and tight to the point that it was almost painful...in a good way of course. This lasted for most of my workout and I really noticed it the most while I did dumbbell pullovers. After I was finished my chest felt so wide that I had a hard time keeping my arms down at my side haha. At this point, I am pretty convinced that the nitrate donor vegetables in the OxiMega are contributing to the increased pumps that I've been experiencing lately via increased nitric oxide levels in the body. I am really curious to see the kind of pump that I can get going tomorrow during arms...here's to that lovely skin tearing feeling!

    Ease of Digestibility
    No problems to report today! All digestive functions are working properly and my stomach is having no problem breaking down the OxiMega. The fish oil continues to go down smoothly and the taste and subsequent orange burps are so good that every now and then I'll suck on the softgel before swallowing (no homo). As this log progresses I'm finding that I'm craving the greens more and more. Today I actually decided not to go to the grocery store on the way home from the gym to pick up a few things with the intention of getting home to take my dinner dosage! Everyone should have this product as part of their foundation in their supplement arsenal.

    Increased Energy
    Believe it or not, this is one of the areas that I've noticed the biggest improvement so far during this log. Not in the sense that the OxiMega is getting me jacked up to hit the weights, as that's what I have the White Flood for; but more in that I feel more energized over the course of an entire day. Usually when I get near the end of the work day I'll find myself yawning and feeling fatigued but since the start of this log I haven't really noticed this happening. Instead I'd feel more physically and mentally ready for my workout and by the time the White Flood kicks in I'm raring to go!

    Comments
    Another big step in the right direction today. I had a very successful workout and continue to notice the small benefits of the OxiMega. My pump was incredible like I expected and even my muscular endurance was pretty impressive as well. Hopefully with my system running at top notch translates into some strength gains as well as I feel that I had somewhat hit a mini plateau in my training. No rush, all in good time.

    What's Ahead in Day 7?
    Well tomorrow will be a bit of a different day. I work in the morning and then will be hitting arms in the gym right after. Then at night I have a hockey game! It will be interesting to see how I hold up with so much physical activity. I will probably dose the White Flood and other workout supps like normal, but extend the dosage times of the OxiMega so as to optimize my vitamin and mineral intake before I go on the ice. Stay posted brahs, big day tomorrow!

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