I just finished up 8 weeks of Performax MassMax and gained a nice 7.8lbs from it along with a caloric surplus, and I’m now moving on to X-Gels from SNS. I really think MassMax did me well, but I’ve been very curious about ARA supplementation.
My plan is:
4-day upper/lower split training (Fierce 5 Upper/Lower)
1.5g X-Gels (6 caps)
81mg baby aspirin
6g GMS (from BulkSupplements)
As of right now, I will be taking X-Gels as so (still deciding on the best plan but I think this is pretty good):
- Wake up, 2 rice cakes, get ready for gym, drink pre-workout with added 6g GMS, take 6 X-Gels + 81mg baby aspirin about 45 minutes later before warm up, then train.
I took my first dose today, just without GMS since that will be here tomorrow. My first two doses will be without GMS unfortunately, but I’m not too concerned about that.
I can’t say I have much to report. I will say that my pumps felt pretty intense after lat pulldowns today. I usually get a nasty bicep pump with those, but it’s deload week this week and even at a lighter weight (~50% my max) I got borderline hurtful pumps. I understand ARA needs to build up a bit before I feel its full effects, but I was kind of surprised here.
Anyway - i’m very excited to run this. I’m looking to put on some size at the moment and X-Gels seems like a good path to take. I have some “before” pictures, and will be taking “before” measurements either later today or tomorrow morning. Currently all I know is that my waist is around 33 1/8" at the moment.