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Author Topic: Has anyone tried "Gakic" yet ?  (Read 2405 times)
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« on: October 10, 2005, 11:58:47 PM »

I'm curious, based on my own 30+ years of experience I would say the only supplement that has worked for me is Creatine. I notice results in just a few days. I felt I've never noticed any real benefits from all the different  protein powders I have used over the years. I would save your money spent on protein powders and just eat healthy instead.

But these "Gakic" claims of an immediate 10% increase in strength are curious indeed.

Well, anyone try it yet ?         Thank you !!! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005, 01:15:36 AM »

It's not really claiming a ten percent increase in strenght, in that is doesn't claim to be able to shunt your bench from 300 to 330 , or deadlift from 400 to 440 the first time you use it. What it claims to be doing is off setting the effects of muscular fatigue, so that you can eek out 11 reps instead of 10 etc.

I have not used it yet, and am unsure as to wether i will until I find out more about the product. It is also important to note that this product was not actually developed by Muscletech themselves, but rather by the University of Florida, Muscletect simply sell it.

The science behind the product seems sound, but it does lead to a number of question about changes to recovery times etc, as it is effectively allowing you to do more damage to the muscle fibre, and i have not heard anything about the product aiding recovery, merely fighting fatigue.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005, 09:41:03 PM »

Complete freaking garbage.  Save your money.  I get this stuff for free from a friend of mine who owns a GNC and I tried a bottle - I noticed absolutely nothing except having a sore throat on workout days from having to take 8 of those huge horse pills.  Another Muscletech phoney.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005, 10:29:09 PM »

I'm curious, based on my own 30+ years of experience I would say the only supplement that has worked for me is Creatine. I notice results in just a few days. I felt I've never noticed any real benefits from all the different  protein powders I have used over the years. I would save your money spent on protein powders and just eat healthy instead.

But these "Gakic" claims of an immediate 10% increase in strength are curious indeed.

Well, anyone try it yet ?         Thank you !!! Smiley

Here's my post about trying GAKIC, which I initially posted on a different thread on September 10, 2005:

Well, here's the first GAKIC update from yours truly.

Well, as I said I would do, I returned my CELL-TECH and paid the extra $16 (not $12) to purchase GAKIC for $64 ($80 retail minus the GNC Gold Card Discount).

First, a word of caution: If you're going to try this product, PLEEEEEEAAASSSEEE get the pills. The "Glacier Punch"-flavored powder taste terrible (imagine fruit punch, mixed with laundry detergent......YYYUUUUUU CKKK!!!!).

Nonetheless, I bought the stuff, put some water in my shaker, and consumed GAKIC at 5:55 p.m. (EST).  I got to the gym at about 6:20. The instruction state to consume 1 scoop w/water up to 45 minutes before your workout and ONLY to take the product on days you train.

Today was upper-body day (normally, I do that on Monday; but I took the holiday off). First item on the agenda was shoulders. I warmed up with laterals and got busy with dumbbell presses.

The gym where I normally train, Bally Total Fitness, was too far from the GNC where I got the GAKIC. So, I ended up going to another one closer to home. This particular Bally has 105-lb dumbbells, which is somewhat good, because at the other gym, the heaviest dumbbells are 100s.

So, I started with the presses. First set, I got 8 reps; second set, 5, third set, 6. Not bad!!
Normally, when I do the 100s, I can get 10-12 reps, first set, with a big dropoff come set number 2, during which I normally get around 6-7 reps. So, getting 8,5, and 6 was pretty good, I thought.

Next comes back and chest, which I do in alternate style. First, I do a back exercise; rest about 2 minutes; then I do a chest exercise. First was chins and flyes, followed by rows and bench presses.

Chins - 3 sets, Reps: 11, 9, 9.  Bench presses 225 x 12 (for two warmup sets); 315 for 4 sets, Reps: 7, 6, 5, and 5.

For arms, I did alternate dumbbell curls. Got 60 lbs. for 8 reps each arms. Normally, I get around 5-6 reps per arm, especially since I train them after chest, back and shoulders on the first upper-body day. For triceps, I use machines. Since these machines are different from the ones at the Bally where I normally train, I can't really gauge it.

My analysis:

Notwithstanding the awful taste of the GAKIC powder, it appears that this product is on the up-and-up. However, one experimental workout does not a good verification of a new product make. I have legs tommorrow and another upper-body day on Friday. (Again, this is slightly off my normal training routine: Upper Body - M, R; Lower Body - T, F).

If anyone has tried GAKIC, let's hear what you thought about the product. But, again, PLEASE use the pills. I may have to mix this stuff with a little CELL-TECH or V-12 to endure the taste. There's no instruction that this can't be taken with any other products. So, that may be the route to go.

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Posted September 10, 2005:

As far as GAKIC is concerned, I've worked out three times, while using this product (upper body twice, legs once). Quite frankly, I've noticed a positive difference. The only regret I have is that I bought that yucky-tasting powder. Next time, I'm getting the pills.


The only thing I can't vouch for is the reference to GAKIC as "horse pills", because every GNC that I've seen that
carried GAKIC just has the powder, which again taste terrible.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2005, 02:09:06 AM »

I think Gene took it just before dumping the half-ton+ on the bench
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2005, 12:08:53 PM »

The staff at the Muscletech booth at the O Expo hooked me up with dozen packages of the pills. They are horse pills and you have to eat 8 of them for each dose. But that is not the bad part.......they don't do shit! I used them everyday from last Sunday to this last Friday and I had no differance in power and the worst part is I fatigued a lot quicker and being a 46 yr old  bb'r the last thing I need to do is get more tired. I am just going to stick to Gaspari's Superpump 250 or BSN Explode. That stuff helps me lift harder and longer, great pumps with both and the Superpump 250 has quite a bit of caffine in it to keep you revving. Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2005, 06:11:07 AM »

Ironhead, That was one of the most ignorant posts I have read. You have no clue how hard I train. Your training must consist of you moving your mouse around and surfing Chicks with Dicks websites. When you grow up come back to this site and post something that has some substance and truth to it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2005, 08:52:38 AM »

What is the actual ingredient and how is it supposed to work? Is it another creatine-substitute, like Ad-energy? There's not a whole lot more you can do do increase ATP production than use plain old creatine....
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2005, 02:42:03 PM »

by some cheap prolab creatine mono and lots of food...


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