As I promised, I was going to be trying out different pre-workout supplements over the course of a few months to see which one I thought was best. So far, I have tried NO-Explode, Jack3d, Black Powder, and was asking around for suggestions on what I should try next. Yesterday, I decided to head on over to Vitamin Shoppe and pick up a small tub of 1.M.R (1 More Rep) because I have heard nothing but great things about the product! I’ve even had some people tell me it’s the best pre-workout supplement on the market. To be honest, I really didn’t think that anything could top Jack3d, but apparently I was wrong. Could 1.M.R move to the top of the list? Read my 1.M.R Review below!
My 1.M.R Review:
First, let’s recap on what I thought about all the other supplements. The first pre-workout supplement that I ever took was NO-Explode, and that was back when I was playing baseball in college and lifting every day. NO-Explode was awesome, and it really increased my endurance during the workouts, but over time it took more and more of it to be effective, until I finally reached a point where I had to switch to something else.
After staying away from pre-workout supplements for a good 8 months, I decided to try out Jack3d because I heard nothing but good things about it! About 20 minutes after taking Jack3d, you get this tingly feeling all over your body and your energy really starts to increase. When it comes time for the workout, you feel jacked up and ready to go! I took 2.5 scoops for about 2 months, and it really helped with my energy during the workouts, but then I started getting nauseated about 10 minutes into the workout, especially if it was a real intense one, like P90X Legs & Back. That was the point where I decided to stop taking it for a while and switch to something else.
Next, I tried Black Powder, and this was by far my least favorite of them all. After taking it, I never really felt any immediate effects or increase in energy. However, I did notice that my endurance increased during my workouts, which was something I really liked. About 2 weeks into taking Black Powder, though, I started to notice that I was breaking out in acne all over my body! This has never happened to me before, and concluded that it was a bad reaction caused by taking Black Powder, so I decided to stop taking it all together. My acne cleared up in a few days.
What I’m really looking for is a pre-workout supplement that has the immediate increase in energy like Jack3d, but also has that increase in endurance throughout the workouts, and to this point I haven’t found one. That is until I discovered BPI’s 1.M.R. Like I mentioned above, I kept hearing nothing but great things about 1.M.R, so I decided to give it a shot. I took it yesterday for the first time, and within 15 minutes I started to feel an increase in energy, sort of like what I feel with Jack3d, but without the tingly feeling. I also noticed that I became very focused, which was a little strange because it’s something I haven’t experienced with a pre workout supplement before. When it came time for the workout, I was energized, focused, and ready to go! We decided to do a lifting routine, P90X Shoulders & Arms, because we have been doing quite a bit of cardio with Insanity lately and wanted to switch it up a little. Throughout the entire workout, I felt like I could literally keep getting 1 more rep! Also, I noticed that my recovery time between sets was extremely short, much shorter than normal. Usually, about 3/4 the way through Shoulders & Arms I’m spent, but this time I felt like I could keep going and going!
My final 1.M.R review: 1.M.R is definitely the best pre-workout supplement I’ve come across! It’s everything that you want in a pre-workout supplement: increased energy, better pumps, and increased endurance. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with 1.M.R!
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