Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cant Sleep - Supplements?

Back on topic with my supplement listing:

So throughout high school I have tried many, many supplements on and off when the money was available, and saw results from various different types.  Although I use alot of different types of supps, I usually tend to venture towards pre-workouts over others.  Currently I have a pre-workout, creatine, protein, and vitamins.


Pre-Workouts:


From reading different message boards on body building websites I looked through reviews and comments about all the supplements I consider before purchasing them; look at their ratings, taste, effects and cost.  Here is a list of the Nitric Oxide (N.O.) or Pre-workouts that I have tried and my thoughts on them.

  1. N.O. Xplode (8/10):
  • This was a great start off product for energy boosts in the gym, although i used mine to help peak my athletic performances in games.  Taking this right before going out onto the football field or wrestling mat gave me a boost in the action and allowed me to push myself further than before.  Also in the weight room I saw great gains in energy and was able to put up more weight than under normal circumstances.
  • The taste of this product is decent, there are better out there and there are also much, much worse out there as well.  I stuck to the fruit punch/berry flavor because usually when in doubt, punch it out.  It is almost a safe flavor and usually the best tasting for all products.  
  • Although this one is a bit more expensive than I would like to spend on this kind of supplement, it is worth the little extra cash, and for starting off it lasts you a long time because with this product only 1-2 scoops max is needed for a serving that gives near an hour of pure energy boosts.  
  • I would recommend this product to any who is looking for a pre-workout as it is a top seller in many stores and online sites, and has results of others to back it up.  You can do a few cycles of it as well continually since this product is hard to build a tolerance to compared to other brands.
     2.  NaNO Vapor (7/10):
  • Dont let the poor rating fool you on the effects of this wonderful product.  Although i gave it a 7, this product works better than N.O. Xplode.  I only bought one container of this product because of a few flaws i saw with it.  This is a great supplement for those who have built up a great tolerance to other pre-workouts, and need something to overcome that barrier.  
  • The taste of this product is horrible.  That is one of the reasons I deducted points off my rating.  I bought the orange flavor on accident because the containers are all the same damn color, almost vomited the first few times taking it, exchanged it back at the store for the fruit punch which was also pretty hard to stomach. 
  • Although the taste is beyond awful, the effects are amazing.  Yet these do not last long.  As I said I only bought one container, and that is because I built up a tolerance to this very quickly, and from other reviews people had the same issues.  So i would only recommend that this product be used once every couple cycles you are doing and make sure you get fruit punch or you will hate it immediately.
     3. JACK3D (9/10):
  • I really enjoyed this product.  It is basically the cheapest pre-workout that you can buy on the market....Less than 30 dollars for a container!  Even cheaper if you buy online!  This product also has alot of ingredients that go beyond nitric oxide and you can tell.  When I first began taking it, my body turned red from the great increase in oxygen, and my skin got slightly itchy when I began lifting, and it worried me so after a little research, I discovered it actually demonstrates that the product is doing what its built to do.
  • The taste of this product is great, for this I go with the lemonade flavor.  It literally tastes like lemonade and the great thing about it is that you use a very, very small scoop of the stuff; so you arent drinking 3 large scoops of powder in water.
  • The effects of this product lasted probably the longest out of any pre-workout that I have tried before and it took a while to build a tolerance to the stuff.  Total I have bought 3 or 4 containers of Jack3d and saw great effects each time.  Easily one of the top recommendations, above the two mentioned previously.
     4.  Hemo-rage Black (10/10):
  • This is the final pre-workout that I have tried and I love it.  I am currently on my first supply; or rather just began it, using it a total of 3 times before my accident.  It is also pretty cheap around 30-40 bucks for month supply.  The scoops are also convenient because even though they aren't as small as Jack3d's serving size, you only are allowed to take one scoop per day, no doubling up! (according to the label).  
  • The taste of this product is alright, I don't love it like I did with Jack3d but its easily tolerable and doesn't taste gross in any way.  Again went with the conventional fruit punch flavor even though I think they have a crazy special name for fruit punch to give their supplement diversity.
  • Hopefully i dont build up any type of tolerance to this product because I am falling in love with it, recommend this over any other pre-workout if you have taken any before because it easily breaks any plateaus you have reached with energy, and is cost efficient.


Any suggestions or other pre-workouts you guys know that would be good to test and review?


61 comments:

  1. Great reviews bro. I was actually looking for some info on this subject earlier this week. Thanks.

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  2. wow... youre so buff dude.

    i want to do something like this.. atleast working out (light) and I cant even get off my computer :P

    anyway, followed :D

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  3. I'm using creatine pre-workout and after workout and some cheap protein I buyed over the internet I don't think suppelements are THAT necessary

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  4. Good reviews, I was also looking for a blog like this.

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  5. Supplements are a ridiculous waste of money. The only stuff I buy is Pulse, and £20 of that lasts me about a month. Just eat more steak for protein!

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  6. Nice info! You got good point of view!

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  7. N.O. Xplode should be called Xplode out of your anus.... that stuff is good but you will be feeling it come out off you lol

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  8. Supplements are great when you actually take them how you should...The results you see come so much faster and in greater quantity with them when compared to not lifting although it depends on the person, and yeah a few pre-workouts make you dump alot. Superpump 250 is an awful one for that i took it twice before returning it because it gave me the worst shits of my life.

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  9. never tried nanovapor but be VERY CAREFUL with hemorage it focuses on epo which can kill you even if you use it correctly and are in amazing shape it basically increases the red blood cells in your body thickening your blood... if you want a REAL rush try NOxplode NT 1 scoop put me in overdrive and i weigh 265lbs

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  10. Ah really? hmm ill have to look into that, and yeah nanovapor is awful...i cant stand the taste and its not really worth the effects it has i feel, and the NT sounds promising i looked into it

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  11. Jack3d is insane stuff, felt like I wanted to punch down my entire house. interesting list of supplements though

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  12. Good review, might have to give one of them a try.

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  13. wow a good post. I think hardest part of body building is going to the sports center :D :D.
    I should definitely start it

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  14. Wish i had your motivation haha

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  15. The supplement in the world is a top sirloin steak cooked on a george foreman for about 20 minutes. Little fat, tons of protein, and if you smother it in A1, it tastes magnificent.

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  16. looking pretty swoll, brah.. keep up the hard work.

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  17. can't sleep?

    nothing a little bowl pack couldn't fix

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  18. have you tried any of the Controlled Labs supps? I've been taking the thermogenic ones (REDuction I think it's called) and a Nitric Oxide one (White Flood). Would love to see a review on them

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  19. I almost got a small sponsorship for white flood so i could do one free month and put a new pic showing progress each day and write reviews and such, im debating trying it looks great

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  20. Wow, now I feel the need to work out and be less of a fatass. Thanks for the boost ;)

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  21. Good reviews, I might try some of these things :D

    Followed!

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  22. I tried Jack3d it was ok..for now, cause I'm a poor college student, I just take protein shakes

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  23. I though NaNo was supposed to be good.

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  24. I really need to workout more seriously, i'll follow you mate, might help me :)

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  25. NaNo is a very good product, i just hate the flavor it is what turns me off from it so much and i build up a tolerance to it too fast.

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  26. I need to work out more and research these products haha

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  27. I think I'll stay without proteines n stuff...great comparative though. Keep it up

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  28. Good reviews and good looking too :! bRO

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  29. I think you shouldn't do such thing you know? Try to keep up with exercices and that is it.

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  30. i'm not a fan of supplements really, i just stick to eating healthy :P
    you're making good progress though

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  31. This could prove useful. I really need to gain some muscle.

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  32. I think that how long you dont use real kickers like metanabol your side effects should be minor

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  33. Man, I need to get off my ass more... wait, I'm in a fricken musical... Besides that, I shall take this all in and decide if any is wise to use.

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  34. I've heard a lot of good stuff about Jack3d
    +followed

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  35. I've been using jack3d for about 2 months now, great results from it.

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  36. Wow I see you're doing good! Haha :) and suplements are not always good, use them wisely! Regards, and following =)

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  37. Wow, I couldn't ever do what you are doing man.

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  38. That's a lot of supplements!! Keep it going anyway

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  39. very nice workout tips that you have there, hope you can make good progresses and achieve your goals!

    I have followed your blog..Could you follow mine too please? Also check out my guest blogging contest to see if you are interested!

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  40. c'mon more posts abour your progress :D

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  41. I've never used supplements, will be interesting to see how they work for you.

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  42. I've found that when it comes to the gym, more important than supplements is patience—without it, regardless of what supplements you're currently experimenting with, you won't make it far.

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  43. Good view points guys on supplements i agree, all supps work differently for individuals, some dislike using them preferring to go natural, and work ethic and patience is a huge key in gaining muscle. My blog was not to persuade anyone to try supplements but rather to know which ones I prefer if they were considering taking them or just show reviews to get feed back on different supps from other lifters.

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  44. very interesting. I may need to get some. My friends have been raving about jack3d for a while now

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  45. I totally haven't any tips for you to increase your abs more. Although you got a good point of view!
    =following

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  46. That's amazing, and that you can keep the motivation! Well done man

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  47. sounds good dude, keep up the work.

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  48. thanks for sharing that!

    +followed

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  49. How much of your success you would attain to supplements?

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  50. I think most of these supplement are a bit overpriced. My pre workout food: a motherload of bananas :p

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  51. Bananas are actually a great way to get energy haha thats a very good point, but keeping me focused and motivated are aided by the supplements because they force me to train hard and make me want to get my moneys worth out of them...plus results are undeniable.

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  52. Good luck mate, I have been in kind of the same situation when I busted both of my arms, and I know it isn't easy to gain back the lost muscle. Stay motivated!

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  53. Get well soon man, you've been going through some wars aha

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  54. Interesting, reading this makes me want to go work out right away!

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