All day energy.
Accelerated growth & recovery.
These are the hallmark features of the Condemned Labz Elite Series Stack.
Comprising the most powerful products in our arsenal, the Elite Series Stack is for the hardcore trainee aspiring to push beyond their genetic potential, seeking to achieve new feats of performance, size, and strength.
Yet, where many trainees struggle is deciding how they should implement each product in the Elite Series into their daily routine for maximum benefit.
That’s where this guide comes in hand.
We’ve laid out the perfect dosing protocol for those of you using the Elite Stack, to help you get the most out of each and every product.
Read through the detailed guide below for step-by-step directions on how best to dose the Elite Series, or skip to the bottom if you just need a summary of how to take each product.
Applying the Elite Stack for Maximum Gains
The alarm clock sounds — it’s time to get out of bed and start your day.
If you’re like the typical fit person, you start your day one of two way:
- Shower, eat breakfast, go to work, or…
- Hit the treadmill or elliptical for some fasted cardio
If you fall into the first category of individuals, after showering, but before sitting down to eat breakfast, consume 1 serving (2 capsules) of HumaSlin. Then go about eating your muscle-building breakfast that contains at least 50 grams of carbohydrates, along with your daily multivitamin.
HumaSlin is a nutrient partitioning and glucose disposal aid that promotes healthy carbohydrate metabolism by improving glucose uptake into skeletal muscles and supporting stable blood sugar levels. HumaSlin also helps replenish muscle glycogen and may help limit fat gain during high-carbohydrate meals.
Now, if you fall into the latter category, and like to start your day with getting a good sweat going, we suggest consuming 1 serving (i.e. 2 capsules) of Arsyn.
Arsyn is a high-potency thermogenic weight loss aid and energy booster that encourages fat utilization, allowing for greater fat burning during your morning cardio session. Consume 2 capsules upon waking, and then set about your morning cardio routine.
After cardio is complete, refer to the previous section detailing HumaSlin and breakfast.
If you want to perform to the best of your abilities during training, then consuming a proper pre workout meal is a must.
What’s a proper pre workout meal?
A pre workout meal contains the essential nutrients your body needs to energize your muscles and provide them with the building blocks it needs to repair and grow muscle tissue. This means your pre workout meal should contain protein and carbohydrates.
Regardless of what the intermittent fasting, low-carb, and keto communities will tell you, having some carbohydrates prior to training does wonders for improving performance and limiting muscle breakdown.
First and foremost, consuming some carbohydrates (fruit, oatmeal, or C-Block 10) prior to training provides your body with an abundance of glucose (blood sugar), which it can burn for immediate energy. In turn, this supports performance in three key ways:
- The more glucose that is available for your muscles to use, the better your performance will be, especially if you’re training for long periods of time.[1,2]
- Increasing blood sugar levels helps preserve glycogen stores in your muscles. In case you weren’t aware, glycogen is the stored form of carbohydrate in skeletal muscle that serves as the primary source of fuel during high-intensity exercise, such as resistance training. As these levels decline, so too does performance.
- Studies also indicate that maintaining high levels of glycogen heightens signaling in the body related to hypertrophy.
In other words, if you want to perform at your best, and increase muscle size and strength, you want to eat carbohydrates before training.
To help shuttle those performance-boosting carbohydrates into your muscles we recommend consuming 1 serving (i.e. 2 capsules) of Humaslin with your pre workout meal, containing at least 50 grams of carbohydrate.
This meal should be eaten roughly 60-90 minutes prior to training to allow time for digestion, and to help you avoid up-chucking your food mid-workout.
30 minutes prior to training, it’s time to perform your pre workout ritual and consume the ultimate pre workout stack of:
- ½-1 scoop Convict Stim (depending on stim tolerance)
- 1 scoop of Locked Down
- 1 serving (i.e. 6 capsules) DNA Dispatch
Taking this powerful pre workout cocktail at least a half hour before training ensures adequate time for the active ingredients to load, ensuring your muscles and CNS are primed to perform.
Convict Stim provides the rapid, intense infusion of energy your mind and body need to get after it in the weight room. Locked Down enhances cellular hydration, supporting stamina and muscle pumps. It also contains valuable ingredients that support muscle strength and energy. Finally, DNA Dispatch increases blood flow and helps promote vasorelaxation, so not only does more blood flow to your muscles during training, but your cardiovascular system has an easier time moving the increased volume of blood.
Note: If you typically train shortly after breakfast (i.e. 1-1.5 hours), there is no need to ingest another meal or serving of Humaslin. You may take your pre workout supplement stack of Convict Stim + Locked Down + DNA Dispatch sometime between after breakfast and 30 minutes prior to training. Then, after allowing 30 minutes or so for the pre workout supplements to “load” in your system, you may train.
When discussing peri-workout nutrition, athletes, coaches, and personal trainers tend to focus on what to eat before and after training, with little to no discussion of an athlete’s needs during the actual workout. Yet, it’s during training when nutrient requirements are at their highest, and your muscles are at the greatest risk of breakdown.
To support energy production, limit fatigue, and prevent muscle catabolism, we recommend consuming the following during your workout:
- 1-2 scoops of Confined BCAAs (depending on bodyweight).
Comprised of electrolytes, HICA, and the three BCAA, Confined supports energy production, enhances hydration, and aids performance as well as recovery.
If you’re training for longer than one hour and/or looking to build muscle mass, we recommend mixing in 1-2 scoops of C-Block 10 with your serving of Confined. C-Block 10 contains fast-digesting, low glycemic carbs, in the form of Carb10™, that supply your muscles with rapid-acting glucose to sustain performance and combat protein breakdown.
Following an intense workout, insulin sensitivity is high and your muscles are craving some much needed nutrition. This is the ideal time to consume some fast digesting carbs and protein, which will be used to repair and build muscle protein as well as replenish muscle glycogen.
Within 30 minutes of completing your workout, consume the following:
- 30-60 grams of whey protein (depending on your body weight)
- 1 medium banana or 1 tablespoon of honey to enhance insulin secretion, and help force feed the nutrients into the muscles. This also has the added benefit of helping offset any potential hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that could result following an intense training session
- And, if looking to add lean mass, mix in 1-2 scoops of C-Block 10 with your serving of whey protein.
Summary Dosing Protocol for Elite Stack
Arsyn: Consume one serving (i.e. two capsules) upon waking if performing fasted cardio or as a replacement for your morning coffee
HumaSlin: Consume one serving (i.e. two capsules) along with your breakfast and pre workout meal containing at least 50 grams of carbohydrates.
Convict Stim: Mix one scoop into 8-16 oz of water and consume 30 minutes prior to training.
Locked Down: Mix one scoop with your serving of Convict Stim and consume 30 minutes prior to training.
DNA Dispatch: Consume one serving (i.e. six capsules) along with your pre workout drink 30 minutes prior to training.
Confined: Mix one scoop in 8-16 oz of water and sip during your workout.
C-Block 10: Consume 1-2 servings intra workout depending on length of workout session as well as 1-2 servings post workout if seeking to gain mass and accelerate glycogen replenishment.
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- Hargreaves, M., Hawley, J. A., & Jeukendrup, A. (2004). Pre-exercise carbohydrate and fat ingestion: effects on metabolism and performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22(1), 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/0264041031000140536
- Haff, G. G., Lehmkuhl, M. J., McCoy, L. B., & Stone, M. H. (2003). Carbohydrate supplementation and resistance training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 17(1), 187–196.
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