I've got to open with a big thank you to MuscleTechJake and the rest of his new (and improved) MuscleTech team here on the boards. I am always grateful to companies that are willing to put their products on the line for honest review. Their new Performance Series is impressive. I have had the opportunity to sample a couple of MuscleTech's new products from that line and approve of both the Cell-Tech and Nitro-Tech. The best looking thing in the Performance Series so far, though, is Anabolic Halo!
Anabolic Halo takes 7 of the top factors for recovery and mass building and puts them all into one complete post-recovery shake! You want whey protein? Antioxidants? Creatine? BCAAs? Both quck and slow-release carbs? Electrolytes? How about glutamine? It's all in there!
Anabolic Halo Performance Series by MuscleTech is a post-workout mass-builder that combines 40 grams of protein with a number of other muscle-building compounds. Among these compounds are 6 grams of BCAAs, 5 grams of Glutamine & Glutamic Acid, and 5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate. Anabolic Halo Performance Series also includes a multi-stage carbohydrate blend to help promote glycogen replenishment and cell volumization. The inclusion of so many different ingredients necessary for muscle growth and recovery makes Anabolic Halo Performance Series a fairly comprehensive solution for mass-building support.
Profile--Pretty solid. One scoop gets you the following:
L-Glutamine and L-Glutamic Acid 2.5g, L-leucine 1.4g, L-Valine 0.8g, L-isoleucine 0.8g
Multi-Phase Carb System
ModCarb Slow-digesting carbohydrates 3g (Oat, Amaranth, Quinona, Buckwheat, Millet, Chaia)
Muscle Growth and Recovery Complex
Creatine Monohydrate 2.5g, Tart Cherry Concentrate 250mg
Cell Volumizing Compounds
Active Digestive Enzymes
Papain 25mg, Amylase 25mg
In my Anabolic Halo Deliciousness v 1.0 review, I mention that I thought the 1 scoop serving was a bit underdosed. So I'm going to use 2 scoops of Halo after each workout. I'm currently following Gethin's DTP protocol. I've modified it for 5 days a week and to hit chest twice. It looks like this--
Mon-Chest and Back
Friday-Shoulders and Chest
I started using Anabolic Halo on Thursday and it's taste is just as awesome as I remembered. It's more of a smoky dark chocolate flavor than just a run-of-the-mill chocolate. It's a complex flavor that makes me want to savor the shake instead of just slugging it back after a workout. Definitely one of, if not the best, chocolate shakes I've ever had!!
My recovery has been great over the past couple of days. I'll elaborate more on that in Tuesday's entry after nuking my chest and back on Monday. Thanks for stopping in!