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    CAMPAIGN GOES NORMAN BATES WITH
    CONTROLLED LABS' "PURPLE PSYKO" LOG

    DAY 29

    "Going once, going twice, three times, f*ck this I'm gone!"



    And my macros for yesterday...



    Sleep Duration: 7 hours
    Workout: Lower Body Power
    Squats [3 sets]
    255 x 5, 285 x 5, 325 x 4 +5lbs.
    Hack Squats [2 sets]
    320 x 10, 370 x 6 - no change
    Leg Extensions [2 sets]
    210 x 10, 225 x 8 [color]+15lbs.[/color]
    SLDL's [3 sets]
    185 x 8, 225 x 8, 245 x 6 - no change
    Lying Leg Curls [2 sets]
    90 x 10, 110 x 8 +5lbs.
    Standing Calf Raises [3 sets]
    100 x 10, 120 x 10, 160 x 10 - no change
    Seated Calf Raises [2 sets]
    70 x 10, 90 x 10 - no change

    Workout Duration: 100 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Equate Fish Oil: 2 capsules with breakfast; 1 with lunch; 1 with dinner
    Jamieson Laboratories Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; 500mg lunch; 1g postworkout
    Animal Rage: 1 scoop 20 minutes preworkout
    Purple PsyKO: 2 scoops intraworkout
    Kaizen Vanilla Ice Cream Whey Protein: 2 scoops postworkout

    Notes
    Well I just watched the Habs lose game 7 to Boston, which was complete bullsh*t after the blatant head shot on Halpern. I hope those phaggot Booins get swept in the second round and Ference takes a skate to the throat. I'm really in no mood to type this today so this entry will probably be a bit shorter than normal. Anyways, let's get right into it so I can go to bed and end this terrible night...

    Enhanced Endurance
    Enhanced endurance was on point today, as evident by the increase in weight that I made on a couple of exercises. I felt as though my legs were able to withstand the added weight and hold out long enough to finish each set strong, all while maintaining proper form.

    Increased Training Intensity
    Well before I knew that the Habs were going to lose game 7 tonight I was in a great mood in anticipation for the big game. This put my energy levels through the roof all day and then this feeling was further enhanced once I got the Animal Rage in me. Once I actually got into the thick of my workout I was able to sustain this energy by sipping on the Purple PsyKO throughout my workout. This increased intensity lasted for the duration of my workout, but I was quite exhausted by the end of this workout...which is common for leg workouts.

    Improved Pump
    I got an incredible pump going in my legs today, especially my quads. Since I do not sacrifice form when I increase the weights this forced me to squeeze my muscles even harder to complete each rep. Therefore I could literally feel the blood rushing to my legs and this was only enhanced as my workout progressed. My vascularity was also impressive today too, almost to the point where I think today was the most noticeable so far this log.

    Enhanced Recovery
    Well I've had a pretty busy week thus far but it hasn't seemed to affect my overall recovery whatsoever. I'm still steadily making gains in the strength department and my weight is slowly increasing as well. In terms of my workout my recovery was good considering it was legs day. It didn't take me as long to get my breathing under control and I only needed a couple deep breaths and a sip of the PsyKO and I was ready to go hard again.

    Comments
    Overall, I'm quite happy with my workout today, but extremely disappointed with the outcome of the Habs game tonight. The reffing was complete sh*t and I loved how they missed a blatant spear to the throat and a head shot that led to the Booins third goal. I'm going to stop myself there as I could go on all night about this lol, but it still won't change anything ffffffffuuuuuuuu.

    What's Ahead in Day 30?
    Well we have finally reached the end of this log as tomorrow marks day 30. I should note however, that it looks like this log will go on a bit longer since I probably have 2 more servings left. This is good news as I'll get to spend some more time in here with you brahs and it gives me the opportunity to reap the benefits of the PsyKO for one day longer. I don't know what I'm going to do once I run out, but I don't even want to think about that right now. Until then we go hard!

    And even though I'm pissed, I still end this entry with...



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    CAMPAIGN GOES NORMAN BATES WITH
    CONTROLLED LABS' "PURPLE PSYKO" LOG

    DAY 30

    "You ain't gotta like me, but you feel me,
    ...big voice, bigger city!"



    And my macros from Wednesday...



    Sleep Duration: 7.5 hours
    Workout: Chest/Arms Hypertrophy
    Flat DB Press [6 sets]
    80 x 3, 80 x 3, 80 x 3, 80 x 3, 80 x 3, 80 x 3 +5lbs.
    Incline DB Press [3 sets]
    65 x 12, 75 x 10, 90 x 8 - no change
    Hammer Strength Chest Press [3 sets]
    90 x 12, 140 x 10, 160 x 8 - no change
    Straight Arm Front Raises [2 sets]
    20 x 17, 25 x 15
    Seated EZ Bar Preacher Curls [3 sets]
    65 x 12, 75 x 10, 85 x 8 - no change
    Concentration Curls [2 sets]
    20 x 12, 25 x 12 - no change
    Spider Curls [2 sets]
    50 x 12, 60 x 12 - no change
    Seated Tricep Extensions [3 sets]
    60 x 12, 70 x 10, 90 x 6 +10lbs.
    Rope Pushdowns [2 sets]
    70 x 15, 75 x 12 +10lbs.
    Single Arm Cable Kickbacks [2 sets]
    25 x 17, 30 x 15 - no change

    Workout Duration: 85 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Equate Fish Oil: 2 capsules with breakfast; 1 with lunch; 1 with dinner
    Jamieson Laboratories Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; 500mg lunch; 1g postworkout
    Serum Accelerated: 2 scoops 20 minutes preworkout
    Purple PsyKO: 2 scoops intraworkout
    Kaizen Vanilla Ice Cream Whey Protein: 2 scoops postworkout

    Notes
    Well after the disappointing night yesterday with the Habs losing, I was really hoping that my luck would change today and I would have a killer workout. I only have about one and a half servings of the Purple PsyKO left, so I really want to make these last couple workouts count before I'm all out. I had to work first thing this morning, which I prefer, since I can get a good amount of food in my stomach before I start lifting. My water intake was decent today, as I managed to consume just over 2 liters going into my workout; and of course my diet was spot on like usual. Anyways, enough about that, let's find out how my favourite workout of the week went...

    Enhanced Endurance
    Well after taking a rest day yesterday in order to watch the Habs game, I was expecting my overall muscular and cardiovascular endurance to be top notch today. This held true and I felt really confident throwing around the weights today. Both my chest and arm muscles were able to hold out right until the end of each set, although I did have to regrip once or twice during preacher curls. This enhanced endurance lasted for the duration of my workout and I found that I was also able to get my breathing patterns under control quite quickly as well.

    Increased Training Intensity
    Well my Serum Accelerated finally arrived in the mail earlier this week so this has been my preworkout of choice for the last couple days. So far it has done an awesome job of getting me in the zone for my workout. I consumed 2 scoops about 20 minutes preworkout and after about 10-15 minutes I could feel my heart rate rising and and my intensity levels skyrocket this feeling was further enhanced by the preworkout mix that I was bumping in my car and I couldn't wait to start lifting! This energy lasted for my entire workout and I actually still felt pretty good when I was finished.

    Improved Pump
    Unlike the Animal Rage, this Serum Accelerated is big on pump. Right after my first couple sets of chest press I felt huge and could literally feel the blood pumping to my pecs. They felt nice and full and this pump was further enhanced my flexing the muscle worked during my rest sets. I was also very impressed with my vascularity, which seems to be a common theme throughout this log. I white knuckle gripped the weight during each set and I could see the veins pulsating from my forearms. These veins ran all the way up through my bicep's and I could even faintly see them below my delts.

    Enhanced Recovery
    Upon waking this morning, I had no visible DOMS anywhere throughout my body and minimal stiffness, but one thing I should note is that I did have this shooting pain in my shoulder, especially when I would move in a certain way. I finally figured out that I had slept on it funny and how was paying the price in the morning. I tried stretching it out during the day but this was little help. By the time my workout rolled around it had gotten a little better but I could still faintly notice it. I decided to stick it out and surprisingly I didn't notice it at all during my workout. I'm hoping that a full 8 hour sleep tonight gets rids of the last little bit of pain and I have full mobility in it for tomorrow's workout.

    Comments
    Overall, I am quite pleased with the progress that I made today, not to mention the fact that I love working chest and arms. I always manage to get an awesome pump going and today served as no exception. As a result, I walked around the gym feeling huge, like I was the strongest bastard in there. This translated into some pretty decent lifts, and I even managed to increase the weights on a couple exercises. I've noticed that my strength has consistently risen as I've progressed through this log, an effect that I more than welcome, since it felt like I was stuck in a mini plateau before I started taking the PsyKO.

    What's Ahead in Day 31?
    As I mentioned in the introduction, I have about one and a half servings left of the Purple PsyKO. It is a sad day indeed, but I am planning on making the most of my last workout on the PsyKO as its side effects will be greatly missed. I have to work the close shift at work tomorrow, so this means that I'll be working out first thing in the morning. I'll still probably get close to 8 hours of sleep so I don't mind working out first thing, and once I actually hit the weights I'll be working back/shoulders hypertrophy. With that being said, I'm hoping that the pain in my shoulder from sleeping on it funny is totally gone and I can kill the last workout of this log! Stay posted brahs.

    And even though we are nearing the end, I still present you with...



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    CAMPAIGN GOES NORMAN BATES WITH
    CONTROLLED LABS' "PURPLE PSYKO" LOG

    DAY 31

    "Liviní life in the fast lane...
    moviní at the speed of life and I canít slow down.
    Only got a gallon in the gas tank,
    but Iím almost at the finish line, so I canít stop now!"



    And my macros from Thursday...



    Sleep Duration: 7.5 hours
    Workout: Back/Shoulders Hypertrophy
    Bent Over Rows [6 sets]
    185 x 3, 185 x 3, 185 x 3, 185 x 3, 185 x 3, 185 x 3 +5lbs.
    Rack Chins [3 sets]
    BW x 12, BW + 30lbs. x 10 BW + 40lbs. x 8 +10lbs.
    Seated Cable Rows [3 sets]
    120 x 12, 130 x 10, 140 x 8 - no change
    DB Rows [2 sets]
    65 x 15, 75 x 12 - no change
    Close Grip Pulldowns [2 sets]
    140 x 17, 150 x 15 +10lbs.
    Seated DB Press [3 sets]
    50 x 12, 60 x 10, 75 x 8 +5lbs.
    Upright Rows [2 sets]
    60 x 15, 70 x 12 - no change
    Lateral Raises [3 sets]
    10 x 16, 15 x 14, 20 x 12 - no change

    Workout Duration: 90 minutes
    Serving Size:
    Orange Triad: 2 capsules with breakfast; lunch; dinner
    Equate Fish Oil: 2 capsules with breakfast; 1 with lunch; 1 with dinner
    Jamieson Laboratories Vitamin C: 1g with breakfast; 500mg lunch; 1g postworkout
    Serum Accelerated: 2 scoops 20 minutes preworkout
    Purple PsyKO: 2 scoops intraworkout
    Kaizen Vanilla Ice Cream Whey Protein: 2 scoops postworkout

    Notes
    Well once again we have finally reached the end of the work and workout week, and unfortunately that means that we have also reached the end of this log. I am now officially all out of Purple PsyKO and this is definitely a sad day. However, I wanted to stay focused on this last day of my log and go as hard as I could. I had to work the close shift today so unfortunately I had to the gym first thing in the morning. I usually don't like doing this as I never feel like I have enough food in my stomach but lately it hasn't been too bad. I tried to drink as much water as I could before I hit the weights so that I was fully hydrated and in an optimal state of growth.

    Enhanced Endurance
    Even though this was one of my last workouts of the week my overall endurance was still as good as it was at the beginning of the week. Both my lats and delts held out long enough to complete each set successfully and I managed to get a real burn going by the end of my workout. This enhanced endurance lasted for most of my workout but I did find that I was pretty exhausted by the end, probably because it was still so early in the morning. Even though my muscles were slightly sore this was completely gone by late afternoon.

    Increased Training Intensity
    One thing that I like about working out first thing in the morning is the fact that I always feel like I have more energy than I usually do working out in the early evening. I think this is due to the fact that I just awoke from a deep 7-8 hour sleep, therefore giving my energy levels the chance to fully recharge. Once I actually got to the weights my intensity level remained high and I was actually itching to get to the next set. Even though I was pretty exhausted by the end of my workout I still felt pretty good going into work for the night.

    Improved Pump
    Well like I mentioned a couple days ago, the Serum Accelerated is a lot better in regards to pump than the Animal Rage is. As a result I got a wicked pump in my lats and delts today and felt really full and thick. I could literally feel the blood rushing to the muscle being worked and at one point it was almost painful to flex them too hard. This pump lasted for the duration of my workout and I actually noticed it right when I got to work as well. I don;t have much to report in terms of vascularity today as I cannot see veins in my back or shoulders. In my shoulders they are under the surface, but this will soon change as I start cutting May 1st.

    Enhanced Recovery
    My overall muscular recovery was pretty decent today considering we are nearing the end of the week. I managed to increase the weights on a couple exercises and this was a result of my body recovering from my previous sets so quickly and efficiently. Even though I experienced some lactic acid buildup during some of my heavy sets but this was quickly eradicated as I sipped on the PsyKO. I also got a couple sips of water in me and a few deep breaths and this helped to prepare me to destroy the weights my next set. I should get a full 8 hour sleep tonight as I don't have to work tomorrow so my recovery should be top notch going into my lower body hypertrophy workout.

    Comments
    Overall, this back and shoulders hypertrophy workout was a success. Just like the other days this week, my strength is still steadily going up and I managed to increase the weights on more than a couple exercises today. My weight is also slowly going up as well, and I am currently sitting at 197lbs. I am going to start cutting for the summer May 1st, so this will be close to the total that I end my bulk at. Like usual, I am going to continue to keep my water intake high and now that I think about it, this will be the last Sunday that I carb up before I start cutting. So needless to say, I better enjoy it, haha!

    What's Ahead in Day 32?
    Well now that we have officially reached the end of this log, all that we have left is the final review. I usually like to give myself a few workouts before I write it up, as this gives me a true picture of what the product is capable of. With that being said I should have this up my the middle/end of next week. Once again, I'd like to personally thank 5Six for giving me the opportunity to test this awesome new product! Thanks for following along brahs, it was a great ride.

    And finally, we officially end this log with...



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    CAMPAIGN GOES NORMAN BATES WITH
    CONTROLLED LABS' "PURPLE PSYKO" LOG

    FINAL REVIEW

    PURPLE PSYKO BENEFITS...

    Enhanced Endurance
    Well after finally finishing the entire tub of the Purple PsyKO, I can safely say that enhanced endurance was one of the most prevalent side effects during the duration of this log, in the sense that I was simply able to hold out longer during my sets. I came to the realization that not only does the Purple PsyKO help preserve muscle mass, it also assists in staving off lactic acid. Even though I would eventually start to feel it buildup after a high volume set I found that it wasn't nearly as painful as it would have been had I not been taking the PsyKO. This enhanced endurance usually lasted for my entire workout, even when I worked legs, as they always take a real beating. As a result, I felt more confident when attempting heavy sets and this translated into me putting up some big numbers! In fact I think I may have increased the weight on most exercises during this log. Since I've taken both Purple Wraath and InTrain prior to trying the PsyKO I can honestly say that the PsyKO has done the best job of increasing my overall muscular endurance, and I think that this is because of the mega dose of leucine. Anyone trying to squeeze out and maximize those last couple tough reps, I highly recommend that they give this product a try.
    Grade: A+

    Increased Training Intensity
    When I think of training intensity the first thing that comes to mind is some kind of stimulant which increases both energy levels and aggression. Since the PsyKO does not contain any stimulants I wouldn't recommend that it be taken in place of a preworkout, but it is definitely a catalyst that works synergistically with a preworkout supplement to enhance and increase it's effects. For instance, for most of this log I used Animal Rage as my preworkout and I could tell that when combined with the PsyKO my energy would last longer and my intensity would skyrocket. Since I'm a stim junkie and have built up quite a high tolerance to substances like caffeine and 1,3-dimethyl, the problem that I have is that my intensity never lasts until the end of my workout. However this was not the case during this log, as everytime I took the PsyKO after my preworkout this increased energy would last for my entire workout. The only time that this didn't happen was during a couple of lower body days. I should also mention that more than a few times throughout this log I would be overcome by an alpha feeling like I was the strongest muthaf*cka in the gym. I'm not sure if this can be fully attributed to the PsyKO, but regardless, it was a more than welcome side effect.
    Grade: B+

    Improved Pump
    Much like my increased training intensity, pump was another thing that didn't come directly from the PsyKO, but instead from combining the PsyKO with another product. There are no ingredients in the PsyKO that are specifically in there to increase N.O. production, but when consuming it after drinking my preworkout it was evident that it greatly enhanced this area. I am convinced that this is due to the inclusion of citrulline malate and l-norvaline, as these substances are known to increase the amount of arginine circulating in the bloodstream. Therefore, because I was taking a preworkout with ingredients that increase N.O. production this, combined with the PsyKO set up the perfect environment for developing a strong pump. I usually noticed this pump right after my first couple of sets. I could literally feel the blood pumping to the muscle/s being worked and consequently felt really big and full. Another thing I should note is that this pump lasted for a bit longer than it normally does, often right until the end of my workout. Finally, my vascularity was insane throughout this workout and it seemed like my veins got thicker with each passing day.
    Grade: B+

    Enhanced Recovery
    Besides enhanced endurance, this was the next most noticeable side effect of the PsyKO, not only outside of the gym, but during my workout as well. Throughout this log I used Layne Norton's updated 2011 power/hypertrophy workout which is a combination of powerlifting and bodybuilding movements. As a result, a few days were quite high in terms of volume and I would be pretty exhausted by the end. However, instead of struggling and trying to catch by breath, I found that I recovered very quickly and had no problem getting my breathing patterns under control. In fact, by the time that I got to my next set I often felt like I was just starting my workout. Once I was finished my workout, my focus would shift to recovery mode and trying to get prepared for the next day, and the PsyKO definitely helped with this. Most mornings I woke up feeling well rested with no visible DOMS or soreness in my muscles and only minimal stiffness. Anyone that struggles to maintain a decent level of recovery or finds that they fatigue too quickly this product is without question for you.
    Grade: A

    Last Thoughts/Comments
    As I mentioned earlier in this final review, I've gone through many tubs of both Purple Wraath and InTrain and can safely say that this new Purple PsyKO formula is even better, at least for me, based on the way that my body responded to it. Not only did it help enhance both training intensity and pump, it also worked wonders on my overall muscular endurance and recovery. It was a real shock working out for the first time without it, as I definitely struggled a little. In fact, I actually went down in weight on a couple exercises because I no longer have that extra confidence that the PsyKO gave me. I tried to replace this void with Xtend, but it's just not the same, as the PsyKO goes above and beyond just including EAA's in its formula. I've always been a fan of Controlled Labs products and this time around they definitely got it right. I'm always looking for that extra little push intraworkout and have tried everything from Intrabolic to AminoCell and the Purple PsyKO stands out as number one in my books. Anyone that needs that extra little push during their workout give this product a try, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

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