View Full Version : Gee Willikers, Thats Just SWELL. A Nimbus Swell Log
03-28-2008, 03:54 AM
Welcome Wally and the Beave. The folks at Nimbus Nut. Are Allowing me the Opportunity to Log thier Product SWELL. SO follow along the next month to scope out the new kid on the Pump Block.
A tid bit about me
29 Yrs old
6'3 226 lbs
Accumeasure Calipers show 11% and some change on the BF chart
Ive been training for about 10 yrs as an obsession.
My current Routine is Eric Brosers Power / Rep Range / Shock or PRRS
I lift on mon tue thur and Friday. In addition I take Brazillian Ju Jitsu Classes Mon wed and fri from 8-10 pm if time permits.
Im 13 hrs ahead of east coast time here in South Korea until august.
Each day for the first week I will do before and after Photo's and Measurements using a cold flex and warm flex shot. I will be using a GNC body Tape measure to measure each worked BP.
That will set a baseline and Ill follow up with a week 4 before and after cold and warm pump measurement unless kick ass results happen sooner
My current supplementation will remain the same as always with the Only change being SWELL as requested by Nimbus
Other then the usual fish oil whey and multi v
3 drive in the AM with 1 RPM
3 drive and 3 rpm Pre workout
Days off is 3 drive in am 1 rpm 3 drive in afternoon 1 rpm
Nothing taken before ju jitsu workouts.
Ive been on this dosing schedule for months so before anyone cries foul ive gotten pre approval.
In the past Ive tried several Preworkout Pump products
White flood V1
Superpump250 ( sample)
4-nitrotropic from epic
Im am waiting for my product to arrive this is just a teaser.
03-29-2008, 05:06 PM
Looking forward to the log!!!!
03-31-2008, 01:04 AM
the container arrived today, ill take my first dose this evening ive already lifted today. so the good stuff begins tommarow
initial tastes and ingredient stuff will be up soon
04-01-2008, 04:39 AM
Very mild Orange taste, Nothing too sweat or overbearing. I think 16 oz of water may be a bit too much.
Mixing, the inital shake causes the foam up form the leucine, but after a minute or 2 it was clear very very little if any settlement
Well its the Posiedon Complex which i enjoy very much and have used about 3 tubs so far this yr In addition L-Leucine, Beta-Alanine, Citrulline Malate, Arginine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate. I love CM and Leucine if there was only one thing in this world I could have would be Leucine without a doubt.
I took My first dose at 6 am 1 hr after breakfast.
My second dose came 35 minutes before the gym along with 3 drive 3 rpm
Today was Back and Bi's rep range day. Now i took pretty much the whole month of feb off when i was home on leave so im just getting back into it.
Initial Measurements all cold flexed, I didnt get a chacne to snap pics because im working 12 hr shifts because North Korea is talking **** so i cant snap this week but wil next week
Forearm 14 inchs after 15 1/4 inches
Bi's 17 1/4 inch after 19 inches
Chest under armpits 48 after 50 inches
Now i usually add a inch or so while warm but today i felt really good. nothing mind blowing no real increase in end. But overall solid pumps
04-02-2008, 06:08 AM
no gym today is it was wednesday, standard dosing 1 serving in the am before breakfast 1 in the evening, i did notice and it could be mental but no lifting today yet my bi's were still nice and veiny today tommarow is leg day holler
04-02-2008, 06:14 AM
From my experience and from other logs I have read Swell is pretty decent in the pump department. I got a pretty solid pump but mad vascularity.
04-04-2008, 03:01 AM
veins seem to be showing all day now even first thing in the morning
Ok leg day was on thursday for me Its now friday evening Im not as sore as i thought I would be but here is how it went down
1 serving at 0600
the next serving with supplementation came 1200 with the gym coming at 1pm
Before quads 26 inches around standing cold mid thigh
After 29 inches around standing and wobbling
Hack squats 3 plates each side facing pad football stance
explosive and fast 5 sets 8 reps each
Seated Leg extensions 160x10 3 sets with 1 sec squeeze at top
Lying Leg curls 4 sets 130lbs x 10
1 legged squats 2 sets 12
Calves 5 sets 14 reps ( 7 toes pointed out 7 toes pointed in 1 set)
i totally forgot to measure my calves ill get them next week
I had planned on doing shoulders today but my work schedule sucked
so sat after noon ( fri night for u guys ) will be shoulders
04-05-2008, 06:32 PM
SO i did shoulders yesterday ( sat for me)
Had breakfast then took My serving at 1130 am
standing DB military press
65x8 65x8 65 x8 65x8
Seated Military Hammer press
2 plates each side 3 sets of 10
Seated lateral raises
30lb DB 3 sets 12
Front raises 45lb plate 2 sets 15 ( these killed me)
db shrugs 75lb db's 4 sets 8 high tight squeeze
My second serving came at 530pm
Notes after the first week, Much More fullness all day even upon waking when im usually flat and My veins are recessed. As of late I wake up much more fuller and the veins in My forearms and bi's are more pronounced all day long.
I think 2 scoops with 16 oz of water is too little. either the water needs to be decreased or the scoops increased. so im gonna adjust and add a half scoop and drop a bit of water
Im back to normalcy even with North Korea running thier mouth all week we are going back to 8 hour shifts so ill be able to grab pics and what not all next week
04-08-2008, 02:02 AM
The last 2 days have been some of the best workouts endurance wise that ive had in a long time
Lets start with Monday, The most taxing day physically.
I took my morning dose at 630 am and my workout dose at 3pm lift at 4pm
I started with Chest and tri's its Shock week so I have alot of Drop sets and super sets and rest pauses.
SMith Flat Bench SPeed presses.
135lb i set the stopper just at chest height incase i missed the bar i wouldn tbe crushed. and In a shoving motion I just pushed as hard as I can to see how high the bar flies up. I then catch it Bring it to my chest an repeat
3 sets 8 reps
Incline Bench super set with 40lb DB incline flies
3 sets 225 super set with 40lb 6 reps
Decline Hammer press 4 plates each side 18 reps rest pause
Hammer seated dips superset with single arm db raises
2plates and a 25lb plate each side super set with 30lb db
3 sets 8 reps each
tricep skull crusher machine
105lbs 3 sets 8
rope press downs 20 reps rest pause 130lbs
I ate dinner at 6pm and had Ju jitsu at 8pm
The classes was so physically demanding by 10pm i was ready to drop. My forearms were so pumped and painful. But the biggest thing I noticed was endurance. I sparred 4 matches back to back to back. I was soaked in sweat and since im not advanced as the others all I relied on was power. It was just insane to be able to keep going.
Today I did Back and Bi's again morning dose at 7am workout dose at 330pm with rpm and drive. workout at 430 pm
Lat pulldowns drop sets 3 sets
205 x6 175 x4 120 x3 behind neck last set
Bent over DB rows superset with Incline shrugs
105lb db 3x8 ss 40lb incline shrugs 3 sets 8
3 sets of 12 hyper extensions
3 sets of 10 straight arm pulldowns 65lbs
Bi's DB drop sets
50x6 45x4 40x3 4 sets ( by this time i was so pumped it hurt)
Seated COnc. curls Machine
3 sets of 50lbs x 20 reps
now my skin felt like it was gonna split. it actually hurt and I had to rest about 10 min before i did cable hammer curls 3 sets 30lbsx8
i finished up with foremarm curls and went to the rest room to measure my bis and forearms
Bi's 19.5 inches so tight and painful
Forearms almost 16 inches in alot of pain especially from last night
04-11-2008, 05:21 PM
So todaY IS saturday. Im sore as hell i hit up legs and shoulders on thursday since i had work friday night.
Here is how it all went down and My thoughts and feelings after week 2.
Im still following sdirections as on label. 1 serving in the AM 1 serving about 45 min before lift
Front squats 5 sets
3 sets of 185 30 sec rest 10 reps
2 sets 225 at 8 reps
We dont have a leg press sled here but we have a weak ass leg press "machine"
3 sets 15 super set with DB SLDL 70lb db 6 reps
SIngle leg Leg extensions 110lbs x 8 reps 3 sec squeeze at top of last rep
Seated Leg curls 5 sets of 8 170lbs 30 sec rest
Calves 8 sets of 8 15 seconds rest in between.
Barbell Military press 155lbs x 3 sets 8 reps superset with reverse flies 25lb db
Giant set Arnold Press 60x8 superset to seated Lateral raise 25x6 superset to seated front raise 25x6
SHrugs 80lb DBs 3 sets 12
by this point i was beat. I mean soaked in sweat exhausted. My endurance was great, i just kept going and going and going
recovery was much quicker as well. My shoulders are a rel lagging point. N0 matter what i do they just want grow and it gets frustrating
This upcoming week we are going to check on measurements pumps and examine before and after poses. I figure 2 weeks should be sufficient to get this flowing thru my viens
04-15-2008, 02:30 AM
The last 2 days have been so insane, endurance wise its been just crazy, ive been able to just keep going and going and going, ive missed the chow hall for the past 2 days due to being in the gym so long.
Ive started taking 3 doses throughout the day with various beverages
in teh morning i put 2 scoops into some orange juice
before lunch i take 1 scoop with gatorade
and 1 hr before my lift i take 3 scoops with water its an all day fully hydrated pump my final serving is with my usual rpm and drive combo
A recap. This is Power week 4-6 rep range
Monday was chest and tri's
315x3 shoulder felt much better
235x6 3 sets ( shoulder started to act up)
285x6 2 sets
Decline close grip
225 x5 4 sets
150 stack 3 sets 6 reps
reverse cable extensions 30lb x 5
2 sets of 10 dips
Today is where the endurance really increased over last week and my 2nd day of 3 servings
Back and Bi's
Lat pull downs front
220x6 4 sets
Yates rows overhand grip
225x6 3 sets
225x6 1` set
T-bar row close grip
4 plates 3 sets 6
Straight arm pulldowns
85 x6 3 sets
i really felt like i could have just kept going and going and going
65 x6 4 sets
slow negative on last rep
2plates x6 3 sets
slow negative on last rep
55 db x6 2 sets
cable curls 35lb x6 2 sets
wrist curls 30lb x15 4 sets
i usually burnout out so fast that i cut my day short. today i ahd to force myself to leave i ran out of exercises
It wasnt so much a skin splitting pump as it was endurance and th eabilit to recover so fast and just keep going
Nothing hormonal like, just like a feeling of getting a good promotion at work and everything was right.
04-15-2008, 03:40 AM
Nice. I was wondering when the endurance was going to really kick in. I would expect it to get better for you over the next few weeks. I started to feel it at about day 7 and felt it didn't level out until about week 5 or six.
04-18-2008, 03:05 AM
The last 2 days have been great Inspiring actually. My legs even get a great pump just from riding my bike! everyday I watch this vid before the gym and well it PUMPs me up
but i dunno how to embed it but it signifies how i feel :D
SHoulders and Legs were performed I took some pictures but im at work right now ill post them later. I took several pics randomly throughout the day to show how i seem to be pumped daily even without lifting. Im trying to snap some pics after my workout but its really hard in a military gym without looking like a *** because they just dont understand us lol
here were my lifts
Military Hammer press 125 each side
5 x 6
Lying incline single arm lateral raises ( i read these in this months MD kick ass workout)
these ****ing hurt lol
15lbs x 6 4 sets
30lb db x 5 3 sets
reverse flies on peck deck
85lbs 2 sets x8
225 x5 3 sets
I coulda seriously just kept going and going and going as your gonna see with my leg workout
315 x6 x4 x3 all with no belt or wraps i usually atleast belt up but ive really been focusing on core strength and what not so i went without it was tough at first
235 x6 4 sets
Single legged squats ( if u have ever tried these they are a bitch) im almost able to do them without holding on to something which is a goal of mine
Seated Leg curls
170x8 2 sets
120lb DB 2 laps around the gym
305lbs x 5
standing single leg calf raises with 25lb db in hand
2 sets 10
i about puked but i just could not seem to burn out. I loved it but im feeling it today.
pictures will be up in 6 hrs when i get out of work tonight ( which is after noon for u folsk)
04-18-2008, 08:46 AM
These are pics from first thing in the morning so u can see i stay fairly well full looking
04-21-2008, 05:18 AM
start of week 3 today. nothing really mind blowing. It is rep range week
today was chest and tri's using a 8 12 15 rep fashion
only 2 servings today 1 in am 1 serving 1 hr before lift
100lb x8 4 sets
Incline DB press
70lb x 12 3 sets ( this is where i ran out of gas around the 10th rep)
2 sets of 15 high setting
1 set of 15 low setting
Seated Dip machine
6 plates total
4 sets of 9 reps
Standing behind the neck db raises 2 hand
3 sets 12 ( after 2nd set i began to run out of steam lol
reverse grip cable pulldowns
3 sets 15 reps 25lbs
i was hoping for a bit more endurance in the upper ranges
i was recovering fairly quickly but i seem to hit a wall after 10th to 11th rep
but the overall fullness is still appearent.
04-22-2008, 03:00 AM
Tuesdays workout Back and Bi's rep range. Man talk about another ass kicking today as of right now im struggling to type this as my arms are killing me to the point that when i flex them they cramp up
typical dosing today
Back rep range
Wide grip lat pulldowns
CLose grip v handle lat pulldowns
close grip Tbar rows ( placing Barbell in corner and loading plates using v handle)
2 plates and 25lb plate
3 sets 12 ( killer for me)
reverse incline shrugs
3 sets 15
Back hyper extensions
3 sets 12
Seated DB curls
Seated Preacher curl machine
45lb plate plus 10lb plate
12 slow controlled reps 3 sets after 10 was a burn unlike anyother
Reverse grip curls
3 x15 reps ( cramping up about now)
seated wrist curls
5 sets 12
im toast right now
i did 15 min of high intesity cardio and left im beat tired
04-22-2008, 07:41 PM
Damn that is a lot of volume. You are more of a man than I am, but that is not really saying much :D :D
04-28-2008, 04:06 AM
yeah over the last yr ive increased my volume
nothing major to report today its shock week nothing spectacular
Flat Bench super set with db flies
235x8 ss 50lb db x 6 5 sets
decline hammer strength 4 plates each side 18 reps rest paused
Incline hammer strength high press 2 plates each side 25 reps rest paused
Close grip bench super set with ly db extensions
205x6 ss 30lb x6
225x6 30lb x 6 3 sets
reverse grip cable pulldowns drop set 60 x10 50x8 40x6 3 sets
behind the neck db raises 80lb db x12 3 sets
abs cardio and rolled out
04-28-2008, 05:07 AM
OB...just saw this...the log is looking good brutha. I shall continue to follow along.
05-02-2008, 05:15 PM
So without wanting to sound like a broken record, ive saved everyone the posting every day. Its been about a month of taking swell and I think its safe to say i can make an informed opinion of this product.
I still have swell remaining and will continue to take it. Let me sit back and ponder thoughts and ill Post my opinions all consolodated here shortly
05-03-2008, 04:41 AM
Looking forward to the review...staying tuned...
05-09-2008, 05:33 PM
Wel i wanted one more week of usage before i gave my final thoughts and opinions here are some photos
but here some current cut shots
228 lbs the accu measure body calipers say 11.2 % cool calipers btw
i thought this was a cool photo it makes me look big lol
i decided to go strapless today on the deadlifts and this is what happesn ripped thumb and caluses from hell
05-09-2008, 05:41 PM
SO after a month of using swell here are some likes and dislikes what id change etc.
great formula, im a big fan of posiedon and hydration is so key little people realize how diff the body acts when its fully charged. and CM is just an awesome addition to it.
Endurance and quick recovery, On my power days i typically rest about 3 min in between sets but by the 1.5 min mark i felt like i could go again but i really had to hold off for full rest
On rep range and shock weeks it was nice to have the quick recovery. It didnt help very much in terms of increasing reps I still felt the burn toward the top of the rep range but the recovery to start again within seconds was very appearent.
Pump was great and long lasting, waking up in the AM and being veiny is nice
Next day recovery DOMS was very limited even on leg day where DOMS can crippled me for a few days within a day or soi felt fine and was prob fully recovered within 3 days atleast that is how my body felt
Alot of servings. I boosted My servings per day and frequency this isnt just a 30 day product this can last 2-3 months easily very good bang for the buck
great to stack with pretty much anything. I ran it with my current line up and ill be taking it into my MMV2 3-ad stack starting up right now
CONS VERY FEW
Flavor I applaud Nimbus for trying to flavor it but its a very weak orange kind of like a orange koolaid packet in 5 gallons of water. But it does make for a great addition to gatorade or any other juice
IMO i think adding a 3rd scoop or another dose in the day for 3 total servings makes the product that much more effecting
overall this product makes sense to have and to take daily. Not only does it back up its claims. But Its just a quality product and a large amount for what u pay
it gets my seal of approval