Question on Maximuscle..

#1
Greetings, first post here. Might seem silly but want to be 110% about this..

Is the product, Maximuscle Cyclone, Safe for the army? The last thing i want is to be pulled up for a drug test and find this supplement you can purchase in my local store has fucked me over.

Big thanks for any replies.
 
#4
kingbear said:
Greetings, first post here. Might seem silly but want to be 110% about this..

Is the product, Maximuscle Cyclone, Safe for the army? The last thing i want is to be pulled up for a drug test and find this supplement you can purchase in my local store has fucked me over.

Big thanks for any replies.
Cyclone is a top product, a lot of the guys take it. You won't have any problem at all with a CDT.

A good rule of thumb is, that if you can buy it over the counter in a health food shop, or Boots, then you'll fine with regards to legality, etc.

-Tango

editted to add: PS: The strawberry flavour is the best if you're just taking it with water, not too weak and not too claggy.
 
#6
kingbear said:
Thanks corbuc and Tango - Nice to hear :)

Btw, whats CDT?

yeh i was going to say, ASDA now stock Cyclone.
CDT - Compulsory Drugs Test, basically a team of soldiers pop into your unit at random and subject a proportion (usually every available soldier) to a drugs test. Sorry, forgot that not everyone uses TLA (three letter abbreviations)!

-Tango
 
#7
Maximuscle Cyclone is a rip off.

You can buy protein powder (with L Carnitine) and a seperate jar of creatine much cheaper than the 40 quid Maximuslce charge.

Champ Protein 90 - £12

mixed with

Champ Creatine - £8

Lasts me 35 days and the creatine lasts for almost 3 months.

Obviously it depends on your training goals but there is no need to go to such expense. TBH a couple of spoonfuls of cootage cheese or a bowl of scrambled eggs is just as good.
 
#8
using Maximuscle Cyclone and Promax and you can deffo see the difference in a week or two, increased my bench press and significant increases in running times, only downside is its not cheap, but I got it 1/3 off on Ebay....
 
#9
The massive increase you are seeing is due to the Creatine content (and hard work :wink: )

But that is not specific to Cyclone, and a lot of guys are really throwing their money down the drain. :roll:
 
#10
^Agreed, it's much cheaper to combine all the stuff yourself. www.myprotein.co.uk being a prime place that does it, you can even just order all the stuff you want in it and then they mix it for you.

That said even then alot of guys start taking crud like that when they're not even reaching there full potential anyway.
 
#11
J_E_P said:
^Agreed, it's much cheaper to combine all the stuff yourself. www.myprotein.co.uk being a prime place that does it, you can even just order all the stuff you want in it and then they mix it for you.

That said even then alot of guys start taking crud like that when they're not even reaching there full potential anyway.
Truedatmybrudder

It's a supplement not a miracle worker :D
 
#13
I used Cyclone for a while a few years ago and found every time I went for a run I got a stitch, stopped taking it and the stitch went. As for being able to take anything you can buy over the counter be careful with buying products from abroad. There were products for sale in the PX's that contained ingredients that were illegal over here yet had no restrictions in the US. Products like these occasionally pop up on ebay so be careful.
Also on that note, there are a number of products that you can buy in this country that contain ingredients that are on the IOC's banned list, potentially these products could also cause you problems on CDT too.
 
#14
J_E_P said:
I thought the point in supplements was to gain 20pounds of lean muscle in 1 week.

Or maybe that was dianobol....[/quote]

More like Human Growth Hormone :D
 
#15
Dontdreamit said:
The massive increase you are seeing is due to the Creatine content (and hard work :wink: )

But that is not specific to Cyclone, and a lot of guys are really throwing their money down the drain. :roll:
Firstly, Creatine does not increase strength/muscle growth, it aids recovery time and the protein content does the job of bulking you up.
With all supplements you need to be putting the time in at the gym if your on op massive or pushing yourself on the running track remembering to get in the required resting periods for your body to be able to recover.

You can gain extra protein in your diets taking on healthy alternatives such as Chicken, fish, eggs etc.
 
#16
Gym-Princess said:
Dontdreamit said:
The massive increase you are seeing is due to the Creatine content (and hard work :wink: )

But that is not specific to Cyclone, and a lot of guys are really throwing their money down the drain. :roll:
Firstly, Creatine does not increase strength/muscle growth, it aids recovery time and the protein content does the job of bulking you up.
With all supplements you need to be putting the time in at the gym if your on op massive or pushing yourself on the running track remembering to get in the required resting periods for your body to be able to recover.

You can gain extra protein in your diets taking on healthy alternatives such as Chicken, fish, eggs etc.
Creatine increases the amount of ATP in the muscles so actually increasing the potential power output, so that could be classed as a strength gain.
In general you also have increased water retention which to some could be classed as muscle growth, though generally that quickly gained 5pounds or so will drop off while not taking it.
 
#17
On the subject of human growth hormone, did anyone see Nicholson (the Falklands journalist) investigating the anti-ageing industry? Asks the consultant whether this expensive stuff he has bought will release HGH. Consultant says, "Yes, it's full of arginine. But then you could get the same effect more cheaply by eating a steak".
 
#19
J_E_P said:
Gym-Princess said:
Dontdreamit said:
The massive increase you are seeing is due to the Creatine content (and hard work :wink: )

But that is not specific to Cyclone, and a lot of guys are really throwing their money down the drain. :roll:
Firstly, Creatine does not increase strength/muscle growth, it aids recovery time and the protein content does the job of bulking you up.
With all supplements you need to be putting the time in at the gym if your on op massive or pushing yourself on the running track remembering to get in the required resting periods for your body to be able to recover.

You can gain extra protein in your diets taking on healthy alternatives such as Chicken, fish, eggs etc.
Creatine increases the amount of ATP in the muscles so actually increasing the potential power output, so that could be classed as a strength gain.
In general you also have increased water retention which to some could be classed as muscle growth, though generally that quickly gained 5pounds or so will drop off while not taking it.
Yes your probably right - the increased and unexpected gorwth in muscle size is probably not linked to the fact that Creatine removes water from the vital organs and then stores it in the post exercised muscle group increasing it's size. :roll:

Yes your prob right - Creatine does not aid muscle growth it just sppeds recovery..........oh, except that quicker muscle recovery equals bigger muscles quicker. Once the micro-tears repair themselves you should an improvement in both strength and size. Studies have shown subjects who take part in regular resistance training increase both strength and size by approximately 25% more than those on the same programme without it.

Here comes the science...

Nearly all of the body's creatine supply resides within skeletal muscle. Therefore, eating sources of skeletal muscle (fish and meats) is a good way to obtain creatine from the diet. Your muscles then absorb this creatine from the blood stream (from the digestive tract). Similarly, dietary supplementation with synthetic creatine salts also increases muscle creatine content and enhances physical performance, specifically muscle repair.
As any weight lifter can tell you - your muscles build themselves during the rest period, not during the actual lifting.
 
#20
Yes your prob right - Creatine does not aid muscle growth it just sppeds recovery..........oh, except that quicker muscle recovery equals bigger muscles quicker. Once the micro-tears repair themselves you should an improvement in both strength and size. Studies have shown subjects who take part in regular resistance training increase both strength and size by approximately 25% more than those on the same programme without it.

Agreed. Though again only with a diet that's good, people just need to remember creatine supplements a diet, it doesn't replace it.
Bascially Gym_Princess is wrong :D.
 

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