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    strester vs. genetics:
    The GREEN MAGNITUDE LOG


    First and foremost, I want to give thanks to the crew at Controlled Labs for selecting me as one of their testers for Green MAGnitude. I hope that this log will be helpful to the readers that follow it, including the staff at Controlled Labs, and I appreciate all feedback as this will be my first sponsored log.

    Green MAGnitude: Creatine Matrix Volumizer
    From the company that brought you Green Bulge™ capsules...





    Green MAGnitude™ is the most advanced powder creatine matrix ever to reach the market and one of the first creatine products on the market to combine Magnesium Creatine Chelate (a patented form of creatine), with Dicreatine Malate (creatine bound with Malic Acid) to deliver synergistic benefits you can actually FEEL working during your workout.

    Key Attributes:

    • Juicy Green Sour Apple Flavor
    • Exclusive Synergistic Creatine Formula
    • Instantly Dissolves
    • Patented Form of Creatine
    • Improve Strength, Stamina, & Performance
    • Greater Protein Synthesis
    • No Bitter CEE Taste
    • Caffeine Free

    Magnesium Creatine Chelate and Dicreatine Malate are important during both anaerobic and aerobic workouts and are involved in the efficient production and utilization of ATP. This KEY COMBINATION also has oxygen-sparing effects and helps optimize mitochonddrial function to directly and indirectly "boost energy" during your workout or cardio session. As a bonus, when combined with Betaine Anhydrous, this potent combination may also help neutralize lactic acid build-up indirectly, and signal the body to use oxygen to burn fat as fuel.

    Taurine, Betaine Anhydrous, and Tyrosine have a wide variety of physiological and metabolic functions and were added to Green MAGnitude™ for potent volumizing, antioxidant, ergogenic, and cognitive benefits.

    About Me

    Age: 29

    Sex: M

    Height: 5'11"

    Weight: 190

    Bodytype: Endomorph


    I started working out around age 17 after being kicked out of college. Lifted 7 days a week and ate everything in site. Put on a lot of weight and had some big muscle development. Was accepted back to school about 3 years later and fell into a pit of eating fastfood and drinking beer 24/7 (the perfect college lifestyle). After 5 years of that, I finally graduated and started working out and doing cardio after realizing what an overweight slob I had mutated into. 4 years later I dropped about 30lbs of the weight I gained while in college and have only recently begun to understand all of the flaws in my training regimen and diet. I started doing lots of cardio and high-rep lifting to lose weight before my wedding in Oct. '05. Since then I pay close attention to my meals each day and make it to the gym to workout at least 5 days a week. I am down to about 190lbs and approx. 16.2% body fat the last time I checked (4 weeks ago).

    I'm hoping to not only provide an accurate log of the effects of supplementing with Green MAGnitude, but to use this log as motivation to stick to my training routine and diet during these summer months and into the winter. I'm expecting some really good things to happen.

    Current Training Schedule / Protocol


    This routine is a combination of two 5-day splits and is rotated every two weeks. I plan on using this training regimen for at least the next 10 -12 weeks. I lift Monday through Friday from 5:00am ~ 6:30am.

    Workout 1 (Weeks 1-2)


    Monday: Chest/Calves

    Incline DB Press: 4 sets Reps: 10,8,6,6
    Flat DB Press: 3 Sets 6-8 reps
    Incline DB or Cable Flies: 3 Sets 8-10 Reps
    Calf raises – Drop set – 3 sets of 15 reps

    Tuesday: Biceps/Forearms/Stomach

    EZ-Curl BB Standing Curls 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    Incline DB Curls (no alternating) 3 Sets 6-8 Reps
    Standing DB Hammer curls: 3 Sets 8-10 reps
    DB Forearm BB Curls (Forearms accost a bench) 4 sets 15+ Reps
    Hanging Leg Raises: 3 sets to failure
    Decline weighted Sit-ups: 3 sets to failure (add weight till you hit 15 reps)

    Wednesday: Shoulders/ Traps

    Behind the Head Military Press (smith if you want) 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    Seated side Laterals (ask about special way to do them) 3 sets 6-8 reps
    Front BB Raises: 3 Sets 8-10 reps
    Face Pulls: 3 sets 8-10 reps
    DB Shrugs: 4 Sets 10-15 Reps

    Thursday: Triceps/ Quads

    Push downs (Underhand grip) 4 sets 10,8,6,6
    Overhead DB Press: 3 sets 6-8 reps
    Skull Crushers (With dumbbells) 3 Sets 8-10 reps
    Hack Squats: 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    DB Lunges: 3 Sets 8-10 Reps
    Seated Leg Extensions: 3 sets 8-10 reps

    Friday: Back and Hams

    Hammer grip pull-ups: 4 sets: 10,8,8,6 (Use a weighted dip belt to hit rep range)
    Seated shoulder with, underhand grip Lat pulls: 3 Sets 6-8 Reps
    Standing DB One hand DB Rows: 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    Seated Cable Rows (Wide grip bar pulled to stomach 4 Sets 6-8 reps
    Stiff Leg Dead Lift (not too heavy) 3 sets 8-10 reps
    Leg Curls: 3 sets 8-10 reps

    Workout 2 (Weeks 3-4)


    Monday: Chest/Calves

    Flat DB Press: 4 sets Reps: 10,8,6,6
    Incline DB Press: 3 Sets 6-8 reps
    Flat DB or Cable Flies: 3 Sets 8-10 Reps
    Calf raises – Drop set – 3 sets of 15 reps

    Tuesday: Biceps/Forearms/Stomach

    Preacher Curls: 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    Alternating Seated Hammer Curls: 3 Sets 6-8 Reps
    Seated Concentration Curls: 3 Sets 8-10 reps
    DB Forearm DB Curls (Forearms accost a bench) 4 sets 15+ Reps
    Rope Cable Crunches: 4 Sets 12-15 reps
    Hanging leg Raises: 3 sets to failure (add weight till you hit 15 reps)

    Wednesday: Shoulders/ Traps

    Overhead DB Press 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    Leaning Side Laterals 3 sets 6-8 reps
    Front Alternating DB Raises: 3 Sets 8-10 reps
    BO Dumbbell Laterals: 3 sets 8-10 reps
    Behind the back BB Shrugs: 4 Sets 10-15 Reps

    Thursday: Triceps/ Quads

    Dips (Weighted with dip belt to hit rep range): 4 sets 10,8,6,6 reps
    Push downs (Overhand grip) 4 sets 10,8,6,6
    Bench Dips (With dumbbell in lap) 3 Sets 8-10 reps
    BB Squats: 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    BB Lunges: 3 Sets 8-10 Reps
    Seated Leg Extensions: 3 sets 8-10 reps

    Friday: Back and Hams

    Wide grip pull-ups: 4 sets: 10,8,8,6 (Use a weighted dip belt to hit rep range)
    Seated shoulder with, underhand grip Lat pulls: 3 Sets 6-8 Reps
    Leaning on bench DB One hand DB Rows: 4 Sets 10,8,6,6
    “T� Bar Rows: 4 Sets 6-8 reps
    Stiff Leg Dead Lift (not too heavy) 3 sets 8-10 reps
    Leg Curls: 3 sets 8-10 reps


    Cardio Schedule/Protocol
    I try to squeeze in about 15-20min of cardio after each workout and do about 45 minutes of cardio on Saturday mornings (sometimes Sundays). Activities consist of jump rope, arc trainer, treadmill, eliptical machine ... or a combination of 3 for 15 minutes each. I'm currently looking into Muay Tai Kickboxing training and this may replace all of my cardio if I follow through with it.

    Current Supplements
    This is the list of supplements that I am currently taking as I add Green MAGnitude to my supplementation schedule.

    Controlled Labs Purple Wraath
    SAN Tight
    Scivation Xtend
    Scivation Sesamin
    Ergopharm I-Pro whey isolate
    ON 100% whey protein blend
    ON 100% casein protein
    Primaforce Bulk CEE
    ON Glutamine
    Nature Made Fishoil
    GNC Mega Men Sport Multi-V
    Glucosamine Chondroitin (generic)

    I plan on using this stack until my SAN Tight runs out, then I will be adding in Controlled Labs White Blood, Controlled Labs Blue Up, and then as I near the end of the log I will drop everything and stack Green MAGnitude with X-Factor.

    Supplementation Schedule/Diet

    I've recently started keeping daily logs of my diet at fitday.com and will be logging daily macros. I still think my diet is way out of whack for trying to build muscle, so hopefully some good feedback on that will come out of this.

    4:00am
    SAN Tight (1 pill)
    Fish Oil (1 pill)
    Shake (3/4 cup raw oats, 1 scoop whey, 1/2 banana, 5g glutamine)

    4:30am
    1 scoop Green MAGnitude
    2 scoops Purple Wraath

    5:00am (during workout)
    2 scoops Purple Wraath
    3 scoops Xtend

    6:30am
    Shake (3/4 cup raw oats, 2 scoops whey, 1/2 banana, 5g glutamine, 2g bulk cee)
    Multi-V (1-pill)
    Gluco/Chon (1 pill)

    8:00am
    4 large eggs
    3 egg whites
    1/4 cup skim milk
    Sesamin (1 pill)

    10:30am
    1cup non-fat yogurt and fruit (grapes,banana, apple) or
    tuna fish with relish and mustard on ww bread or
    protein shake and handful of almonds

    12:00pm
    1 chicken breast or lean meat, 1 cup steamed vegetables, 1 cup brown rice or
    2 turkey breast on whole wheat with tomato and spinach
    Fish Oil (1 pill)
    Sesamin (1 pill)

    1:30pm
    spinach salad: 2.5cups spinach, 1 medium tomato, 2tbs low-cal dressing, 3 slices chopped turkey breast, crushed kashi crackers

    4:00pm
    protein shake: 1 scoop whey

    6:30pm
    grilled chicken, lean beef, ground turkey
    steamed veggies
    brown rice or whole wheat pasta (sometimes)
    spinach salad: 2.5cups spinach, 1 medium tomato, 2tbs low-cal dressing, crushed kashi crackers, banana peppers

    8:00pm
    Casein shake
    8oz skim milk
    Multi-V
    Gluco/Chon (1 pill)

    Current Daily water intake:
    1.5 - 2 gallons

    Goals
    Short Term Goal:
    Trim off some more of the fat that I have for the summer, and add lean muscle mass
    Long Term Goal:
    Combine deadlift, squat, and bench press to equal 1000 lbs. total by end of the year.

    ALL Prescription / Non-Prescription / Recreational drugs:
    Allegra-D for allergies (7 days a week, twice a day)

    Supplement History
    Muscletech Gakic
    Prolab Creatine Monohydrate
    Prolab Glutamine
    EAS MuscleArmor (let the flames begin)
    Muscletech Celltech
    Muscletech Nitrotech
    Muscletech Nitrotech-Nitetime
    Controlled Labs Blue Up
    Controlled Labs Green Bulge
    Controlled Labs White Blood

    Current Pictures
    http://jasonj.freeshell.org/images/collage%20copy.gif -- there's no newspaper, but I time-stamped the images with today's date
    Last edited by strester; 06-22-2006 at 06:22 AM.
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    Default Macro nutrient profile - 6-21-06

    Attachment 157

    this is to give you guys an idea of where I'm starting off at ... all suggestions are welcome
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    i think ur diet is better than like 90% of america

    90% being people who eat shit

    10% being people like us!


    good looking log, now we are both waiting on the GM

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymdubbs
    i think ur diet is better than like 90% of america

    90% being people who eat shit

    10% being people like us!


    good looking log, now we are both waiting on the GM
    appreciate it, jmd ... just not sure the diet is enough for building muscle ... need to do the math this weekend and assess my caloric needs and see where I'm falling short ...

    measurements will be added as soon as I find my Myotape ... just moved into a new home and can't find anything!!! (except my supplements )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Labs
    nice log, subscribed
    thnx, Tank ... during the second phase of my log, I plan on adding in Green Bulge pre workout as well as the Green MAGnitude (see my sig) ... I know it's still early, but any are there concerns about this? I've been thinking that this will be A LOT of creatine pre workout.
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    i think your macros are fine, but i do think you could use a tad more fat, maybe a little less protein and more carbs. thats one possiblity

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymdubbs
    i think your macros are fine, but i do think you could use a tad more fat, maybe a little less protein and more carbs. thats one possiblity
    so maybe a 40/40/20 of P/C/F ratio or more like 30/50/20? I need to do some more research on macros, it appears
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    Quote Originally Posted by strester
    so maybe a 40/40/20 of P/C/F ratio or more like 30/50/20? I need to do some more research on macros, it appears
    I would go with 45/35/20 if your trying to cut you may also want to try a carb cycling also known as a Zig-Zag diet.
    There will be plenty of obstacles in life, don't allow yourself to become one of them.

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    Current Stats:
    Age: 31
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5'11
    Weight: 195
    Neck: 16
    Chest: 43
    Waist: 32
    Arms: 16 1/2
    Forearm: 12
    Wrist: 7
    Thigh: 24 1/2
    Calve: 15 1/2

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    This is the Macro math I use. I usually break it down 45/35/20 if cutting and 35/45/20 if bulking, some may disagree but this works for me.

    Multiply your current body weight by 10 calories, if trying to lose weight, (12 or 13 to maintain 18 to 20 to gain) to determine how many calories you need to consume daily. The Macronutrient (protein, carb and fat) ratio in this example is 50% protein, 30% carbs, 20% essential fats

    Total Calories:
    200 pound male x 10 calories = 2,000 daily consumption

    Protein:
    50% protein = 2,000 x 0.50 = 1,000 total calories from protein daily
    1,000 calories of protein at 4 calories per gram = 250 grams of protein daily

    Carbs:
    30% carbs = 2,000 x 0.30 = 600 total calories from carbs daily
    600 calories of carbs at 4 calories per gram of carbs = 150 grams of carbs daily

    Fat:
    20% fat = 2,000 x 0.20 = 400 total calories from fat daily
    400 calories of fat at 9 calories per gram of fat = 44 grams of fat daily


    6 to 7 meals a day

    My Zig Zag diet:

    day 1 - High carb day - 4 to 5 carb meals - heavy lifting days such as legs or back/shoulders

    day 2 - Med carb day - 3 to 5 carb meals - chesk or arms

    day 3 - Low carb day - 2 to 3 carb meals - off day

    repeat

    This is a carb cycling diet not a calorie cycling diet so when you drop your carbs you need to up your protein to keep you caloric daily intake stable.
    There will be plenty of obstacles in life, don't allow yourself to become one of them.

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    Current Stats:
    Age: 31
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5'11
    Weight: 195
    Neck: 16
    Chest: 43
    Waist: 32
    Arms: 16 1/2
    Forearm: 12
    Wrist: 7
    Thigh: 24 1/2
    Calve: 15 1/2

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    i think keith has a good idea with the zig zag, i was doing a modified off shoot (i think) although mine dealt with cals rather than macros


    for while i was "calorie cycling" on different days of the week i would raise and lower my daily cals


    like one 2000, 2225, 2500, 3000, etc. to keep my body guessing. obviouslyi would take in more cals on workout days, but this worked nicely until i started my 9-5 and my schedule became cyclistic. my stomach couldnt handle that now because I would be sooooo hungry itd be unbearable
    it was hard to pinpoint macros tho.


    this past semester i was working full time, going to school 18 credit hours (6 classes) and training full time really messes up your eating schedule. gotta find what works and what doesnt


    a 45/35/20 would probably be ideal for muscle building. i myself dont follow it, but i know a lot of people that have gotten great results.

    even though i workout a lot, i dont take in nearly as many carbs as i should (according to "calculators") but i never have any problem with enrgy levels or anything, so if its not broke dont fix it.

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    **** Genetics !!!

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    keith & jay ... thanks for the information ... i'm going to take all of this and do some reading this weekend to figure out which meals i'll be tweaking ...

    pu12 ... D@MN RIGHT!!
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    Good luck with your diet and your log

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    There will be plenty of obstacles in life, don't allow yourself to become one of them.

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    Current Stats:
    Age: 31
    Sex: Male
    Height: 5'11
    Weight: 195
    Neck: 16
    Chest: 43
    Waist: 32
    Arms: 16 1/2
    Forearm: 12
    Wrist: 7
    Thigh: 24 1/2
    Calve: 15 1/2

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    Default Taste and Mixability

    Already had my workout today, but Green MAGnitude was at the door and I had to try it out.

    As soon as I unscrewed the lid I could smell the apple... wide-eyed like a kid on christmas morning, I put some (less than 1/4 a cup just to try it out) in a glass of ice cold water and mixed with a spoon ...and the taste was AWESOME!!!! Huge thumbs up to Controlled Labs on a great tasting product. I don't see how anyone will be able to complain about the taste. Mixability is great as well. Pretty much completely dissolved for the quick test that I ran on it. Simply amazing, and can't wait to try it out at the full dosage.


    Taste / Mixability


    10/10 -- I wouldn't change a thing
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    Log looks good man. Good Luck!
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    Default Measurements

    Found my Myotape, so here are the measurements that I'll be using as a starting point to measure growth when this is all said and done...

    Waist: 36 1/4"
    Chest: 41 1/4"

    Left Wrist: 6 1/2"
    Left Forearm: 11 1/2"
    Left Bicep (Flex): 15 1/2"
    Left Bicep (Relax): 14"

    Right Wrist: 6 1/2"
    Right Forearm: 11 1/2"
    Right Bicep (Flex): 15 3/4"
    Right Bicep (Relax): 14"

    Left Thigh: 22"
    Left Calf: 14 1/2"

    Right Thigh: 22 1/4"
    Right Calf: 14 1/4"
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    Default Day 1 - Training

    Just got back from the gym ... WOW!!! ... great energy ... sweatin' like I've been mowin' the lawn in 100 degree heat ... 1hr 15min workout and I've still got tons of energy ...

    Weighed in before starting the workout @ 190.4 lbs ... the ppl @ Gold's couldn't find the bodyfat calculator so I'll just have to wait until Monday to see if they found it ... or I'll check tomorrow if I decide to fit in an extra cardio day this week

    Back / Hams/ Grip

    Wide Grip Pullups
    bodyweight x 9
    bodyweight x 6
    bodyweight x 4
    bodyweight x 3

    Underhand Lat Pulldowns
    100 x 8
    100 x 8
    105 x 8

    Bench DB Rows
    60 x 8
    65 x 8
    70 x 6
    75 x 6

    T-bar Rows
    45 x 10 (warmup)
    70 x 8
    80 x 8
    90 x 8
    (could have gone a little higher, but was concerned about form since it's been a while since I've done T-bar's)

    SLDL
    4 x 10 x 110
    (I misread my log book and did 4 sets instead of just 3 ... affected Leg Curls)

    Lying Leg Curls
    70 x 6
    70 x 6
    70 x 4
    (cheated on 2 more last reps, so they don't count)

    Grip Work
    3 x 15 x Sport Captains of Crush Gripper
    (only counted full closures so reps were anywhere between 15 and 20)

    Overall, I'm feeling really pumped (usually respond very well to creatine products and I'm impressed with what I'm feeling like after my first day) ... I can't wait to see how things progress during this log ... already looking forward to cardio tomorrow and chest on Monday
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    yea im liking the energy. could be placebo, but so far, ive experiened more energy since taking the GM for 2 days so far. hopefully the energy keeps up for us both


    good log thus far

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