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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymdubbs
    Day 7 - Back

    Thoughts Back day has been my favorite workout lately, i think mainly because of my supersets of wide grip pull ups and super set of rows. the pump is pretty intense.
    I love when my lats get pumped (it feels like I actually have some lats )


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    Quote Originally Posted by pu12en12g
    I love when my lats get pumped (it feels like I actually have some lats )


    exactly. i dont exactly have the widest back, but when they are pumped i feel big for about 1 hr hahaha

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    Default Day 8

    Day 8 - Legs/Shoulders

    Thoughts So - so workout - i worked an 8-8 today, so i was exhausted. thank god for WF, even with sporadic eating when not busy, WF was enough for me to still kick it in high gear.

    i have begun to notice that after consuming GFH, i have a sugary taste in my mouth (similar to being in Keto) that doesnt go away - even when i eat something, it is still there. brushing my teeth only helps for about 15 minutes and then returns. it is always gone in the morning though. i am not complaining however, just stating an observation

    Recovery Soreness was gone today that lingered from the other day. a little more fatigued today, but i KNOW that is from work




    I am not planning on trying it in this log, but I was thinking about when i purchase my next tub of GFH, trying out this protocol -


    GFH
    1.5 scoops pre workout

    15 mins later have 2 scoops White flood

    During have 2 scoops PW

    post workout 1.5 scoops GFH + 1 scoop green mag

    then 45 post workout meal


    do you guys think there would be ANY benefit to this? Ive read about people having rice ***** w/White flood workout for some better pumps, but obviously GFH has a better ingredient profile just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by pu12en12g
    Agreed, it tastes even better watered down
    Discovered that too. Now I do two 1 and 1/2 scoops in each shaker.
    And I do really like the taste.
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    Default Day 9

    Day 9 - Chest

    Thoughts
    awesome chest day, (shoulder joint was sore, so hit the chest press machine because its easier on the joint) repping 315 machine and it cant go any higher.

    Recovery no soreness from the day before, felt good post workout today - i will be posting measurements tomorrow for a mid-log update



    Observation: Just to serve as an FYI, my diet and training has been consistent - for this log, the only addition was GFH. At day 9, i feel my recovery is slightly better - i have been having less muscle soreness/fatigue the following day (which is an improvement from before)
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    Quote Originally Posted by timberwolf
    Discovered that too. Now I do two 1 and 1/2 scoops in each shaker.
    And I do really like the taste.


    likewise. although, the other day i experimented with 15 oz water (for shits and giggles) and it still tasted good ( a little strong, but ive grown accustomed to the taste)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymdubbs
    Observation: Just to serve as an FYI, my diet and training has been consistent - for this log, the only addition was GFH. At day 9, i feel my recovery is slightly better - i have been having less muscle soreness/fatigue the following day (which is an improvement from before)
    Not bad !!

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    Default Day 10

    Day 10 - Arms

    Measurements - postponed until next workout

    Thoughts had a massive pump in the arms today. overall good workout

    Recovery still feel great post workouts. ive actually reduced the water used with GFH to avoid an overly bloated feeling (15oz) and it seems to be working fine

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    Default Day 11 & 12

    Day 11 - Back

    Measurements morning - 184 lbs, 6.6 BF
    evening - 189 lbs, 10.4

    The one strange thing about the tanita scales, the BF adjusts per your "hydration" level

    Thoughts lower back pain, skipped stiff legged deadlifts today, did weigthed back extensions instead

    Recovery felt good besides the lower back pain (probably from sleep wrong) Usually i can muscle through it, but it was a sharp pain - i was grimacing throughout the entire attempt


    Day 12 - Legs/Shoulders


    Thoughts decent workout, it wasnt earth shattering, but it def. got the job done


    Recovery back felt better from the previous day, lats a little sore. arms a little fatigued as well

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    Default Day 13

    Day 13 - Chest



    Thoughts Long day at the office day, didnt feel right while lifting, but once i started cardio I was in the zone. lifts havent gone up too much since starting the GFH (but that really hasnt been my goal)

    I started FINALLY to play with tempo of my lifts to make them more challenging (as i think my body as adapted to super sets, x reps, drop sets, ultimate sets, etc.)



    Recovery still good on recovery, besides the fatigue from work

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    Default Day 14 & Day 15

    Day 14 Arms

    Thoughts: good arm workout, more volume than strength, but very productive nonetheless

    Recovery chest a little sore from previous day, felt extremely pumped however



    Day 15: Back

    Thoughts: supersetted pull ups and bent over rows for a serious back thrashing - played around with tempo too - felt extremely well

    Recovery: arms were good, im a little concered about my back though

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    Default Day 16, 17, 18

    Sorry for the lack of updates, I moved and was without internet for a couple days - here are a few updates


    Day 16 Shoulders/Legs


    Thoughts -
    average workout, as the fatigue from work and getting ready to move took its toll on my body

    Recovery - arms/back were a little sore from the previous day - became more pronounced throughout the day, but began to subside by evening


    Day 17 Chest

    Thoughts - sweet pump going today, started with incline to emphasize different part of chest to put up more weight (without fatigue)

    Recovery - back was sore from moving, but luckily didnt affect my lifts - overall recovery is still great


    Day 18 Arms

    Thoughts -
    slight pain in both shoulders, but nothing crazy - still put up some good numbers

    Recovery -
    deep soreness in chest, went away as the day progressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymdubbs
    exactly. i dont exactly have the widest back, but when they are pumped i feel big for about 1 hr hahaha

    it's all in your head.. im sure if you think about it (really think about it) you are bigger/stronger/leaner whatever than most people you know..

    I see your weight is 185 and BF is pretty low-- duno your height which makes it hard to gauge, but i'd assume to the average person your fit/big, whatever. though you (as most of us are) are wrapped up into the physical world, the training life, in reality, there aren't many like us. yea, people workout, go to gyms, etc. but not many do it like we do. and it shows...

    BUT -- you oughta read up on muscle dysmorphia.. the adonis complex.. it's vicious cycle you can get lured into just by association of weight training and being a man. I think when I first heard of the topic(s) i really started to change the mental aspect of my training/life for the better.

    in the end, being arnold big (a'la steroidded) isnt the most important thing in life --- it is being happy with yourself and who you are. since we associate fitness into that model, it's about being fit and working toward and obtaining o ur goals - which are forever changing to meet the new demands we put on ourselves.

    i hope this makes sense and everything -- i mean the best for you to take away (and no harm anything towards your self) sometimes i ramble about things that most think aren't of importance, b ut in my picture i think they are the most... and sometimes i ramble about stupid things too, haha.. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiritto
    it's all in your head.. im sure if you think about it (really think about it) you are bigger/stronger/leaner whatever than most people you know..

    I see your weight is 185 and BF is pretty low-- duno your height which makes it hard to gauge, but i'd assume to the average person your fit/big, whatever. though you (as most of us are) are wrapped up into the physical world, the training life, in reality, there aren't many like us. yea, people workout, go to gyms, etc. but not many do it like we do. and it shows...

    BUT -- you oughta read up on muscle dysmorphia.. the adonis complex.. it's vicious cycle you can get lured into just by association of weight training and being a man. I think when I first heard of the topic(s) i really started to change the mental aspect of my training/life for the better.

    in the end, being arnold big (a'la steroidded) isnt the most important thing in life --- it is being happy with yourself and who you are. since we associate fitness into that model, it's about being fit and working toward and obtaining o ur goals - which are forever changing to meet the new demands we put on ourselves.

    i hope this makes sense and everything -- i mean the best for you to take away (and no harm anything towards your self) sometimes i ramble about things that most think aren't of importance, b ut in my picture i think they are the most... and sometimes i ramble about stupid things too, haha.. =)

    strong post.

    my statement about my back was observational - i really dont have the "widest" back, and while I would love an impressive v-taper, im not obsessed with achieving it.

    and you are right, i would say that i am stronger/leaner/ than most of the people at my gym (minus the roid heads with great genetics). as a martial artist, i am perfectly fine with my strength levels, and i really dont want to get any "bigger" - i would have to buy a new wardrobe hahaha. besides, my girlfriend is extremely supportive and tells me all the time she loves me the way i am (not too big, not too small) -

    eating right, staying physically fit are important aspects of my life - but i have never allowed them to get in the way of my life - i usually take a sensible approach.

    my goals are a little different than a bodybuilders - although we achieve results in a very similar way.

    not only do i train to stay healthy, i train rigorously to reach my own potential - i know i will never be the greatest martial artist, but i will train as hard as i can to be prepared should the moment ever arise -

    i am extremely happy with myself, and i wish to be able to help others reach their potential in martial arts and life (doing MA is just one of many ways an individual can do this)

    i appreciate the time you took to write this post and it does make sense- sometimes rambling can lead to a great truth ....... but in this case i wouldnt know


    i am assuming people are concerned about my training frequency...... going on my 3rd year with this type of intensity, my energy levels have never been higher, my strength has never been greater, my mental clarity has never clearer , and my sense of well being and optimism is untouchable.

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    Default Day 19

    Day 19 Back

    Thoughts - Lower back was a little sore from moving, but wasnt affecting my lifts - took an interesting approach to drop sets on bent rows - 135x10, pause 5 secs, 135x9, pause 5, 135x8, pause 5, 135x7,6,5 with all 5 second pauses - excruciating burn, but it felt great

    Recovery - arms felt great today, felt especially pumped while doing back today (i like to call that the after-pump)


    Recovery continues to be fairly positive while on GFH

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    Day 20 Shoulders/Legs

    Thoughts average shoulder/leg day, still having some lower back pain. will probably need to keep it light to avoid further injury i hate when that happens. shoulders part was good, but legs was a little difficult with my back

    Recovery besides the sore back (not from weights, from moving) recovery is still up


    This was my final day of the log. I will be posting my final overview tonight. Thank for the opportunity CL!

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    Default Final Review

    It was a very interesting time when GFH was announced. I was in the market for another post workout protein/carb mix, and was comparing Torrent, Replenish, etc. And then GFH was announced. I really liked the ingredient profile of GFH, and was excited when I was made a tester.

    I have always had decent recovery (stemming from my nutrition and supplementation) - but I definitely felt my recovery was up while taking GFH.

    A recap of my initial measurements:

    Weight - 185
    Body fat - (using Tanita scale, lowest 6.6, highest 9.1)


    Here are my measurements now

    Weight - 181
    Body Fat (lowest 6.3, highest 8.8)


    I lost 4 pounds while eating maintenance caloric intake (and that was about 95% strict) - so I attribute some of that loss to waste/water

    Visually, I still look full and I feel great. Strength increased slightly, and my muscle endurance increased as my volume increased.

    My main goal was add some mass to my shoulders and arms (and I hate myself for not taking measurements, because they do look a little more full)



    Overall 9/10

    The taste was fantastic - after playing with how much water to add, I found 15 oz was my sweet spot. What I enjoyed the most was the consistency of the shake (weird, I know)

    I did always have a sugary taste in mouth that wouldnt go away until the next day (even after brushing my teeth) which is strange as there is no sugar in it.

    No gastric issues to speak of, never had any "problems". occasional rumblings from the GM WF combination, but that was well before my GFH shake.

    Obviously, this is NOT a miracle shake, but with a good training schedule, nutrition, and hard intensity, GFH is one of the better if not best post workout shake I can recommend that I felt made a difference, and I have tried a lot of different products to compare it to.

    No post workout carb coma to speak of either (even with some of the r-ala)

    I can honestly say that I have figured out a way to include this in my monthly budget for supplements, and has become a staple in my nutrition.

    I would like to thank Controlled Labs for the opportunity to test this awesome product! Now all they need is an anytime whey protein and a stand alone insulin mimicker and then i would never have to purchase from another company again!

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