Thanks to BigRig for the samples. Take this review for what its worth. Ive never used a pre-workout supplement besides kre-alk pro creatine, which I really dont know if it works or not. And Im obviously not in the same league as a lot of the guys and gals here, being that this is my first bulk. But, after using this, I can honestly say the proof is in the results.
This is the first product Ive used where it made a noticeable difference.
My only supps to date have been opti-men vitamins, xtend bcaa's, and whey protein. They may be working phenomenally, but its not noticeable. At least not to me.
The set up:
The one bad thing I did today was I hadnt eaten since 1pm and started working out around 530ish. Had to renew my drivers license, and we all know how quick and how much fun that is. So totally empty stomach.
Got to the gym and dry shotted 2 scoops (why go half assed?). Not the worst taste in the world, but I think Ill try the 2-4oz of water with my next packet. And I didnt take it in 1 shot, but a little at a time while I was changing.
I then do my warm up cardio. I go a little longer then normal to give it time to get into my system. Being that I dry shot it, it was fairly quick. With water, I would of needed more time.
How did I do? Well, on every exercise I had more endurance and got personal bests on every exercise. Starting with the chest press. I would prefer to bench, but that has been prime real estate lately. And it gave me the opportunity to see if I had any improvements, since the chest press is usually what I am relegated to. Only last week was I able to do 130 pds for 3 sets of 5 and attempts at 145 pds for only 1-2 reps for 1 set. Tonight? 145 lbs for 3 sets of 5 reps. And 1 set of 4 reps at 160 pds. So in 1 week, a 30 pound increase.
Every other exercise on the night also had PB's. Not as high, but still 5-15 pds. From incline BP, to my BB curls and flys.
Endurance. Normally I really struggle on my burn sets. The workout says 1-2 sets of 40 reps. And its almost always 1 set. Sometimes not even a complete set. For flys, not only did I add 10 pds over the week prior, I did 2 sets of all 40 reps. Now, when I got to my preacher curls for 2 sets of 40, I could only do 1 set. But, I still added 10lbs over last week. And if I had more carbs in my system, I probably could of gotten the 2nd set in, and maybe even added another 5 pounds.
How did I feel? When warming up, I really felt warm. Like I was running outside. But I knew it was inner heat and not building temperature. And I felt the prickly sensation in my arms. I could also see the veins in my hands and upper forearms popping more then normal. I didnt feel shakey or jittery. Maybe a little while eatting dinner afterwards, but not much. And it doesnt effect your heart rate. At least it didnt during warm ups. The machine's calculator was pretty much where it always is for me.
All in all, I will be purchasing this product. And I really hope Damien or Steve or whomever is in charge of the store and product purchasing brings this in. Sadly, I will have to buy it from another store until they do.