Let me start by saying, holy cow, 1.M.R. is amazing! I’ve been taking it for over a month now, and it’s by far the best pre-workout supplement that I’ve used. For those of you who don’t know, for the past 6 months I have been trying different kinds of pre-workout supplements to find one that I liked best and one that I can recommend to you all. So far I’ve tried BSN’s NO-Explode, Black Powder, Jack3d, and now 1.M.R. Below, I’m going to rank them from worst to best, including why I do or don’t like them.
(4) Black Powder. This is definitely the worst pre-workout supplement that I have used of the 4. I never got that immediate rush of energy that you associate with pre-workout supplements, but I did have an increase in endurance. However, that’s the only positive thing about this supplement, because I felt nothing out of the norm during the workouts. Plus, I broke out extremely bad in acne while using it, and when I stopped, the acne went away. This is why this supplement get’s two thumbs down.
(3) NO-Explode. This is the first pre-workout supplement that I ever used, and I even used it for a few years. I started taking in back in college, stacking it with creatine monohydrate, and I always got in great workouts! I always had a increase in energy after I took it, and it seemed that my endurance increased as well, but this might have been due to the creatine I was taking. However, after taking it for a while, I had to take more to feel that extra rush of energy. All in all, NO-Explode is a good pre-workout supplement, but not my favorite.
(2) Jack3d. I started taking Jack3d backed in January, and absolutely loved it. About 15 minutes after I took it I started getting a tingly feeling, followed my an immediate increase in energy. This energy boost lasted pretty much the entire workout, and I definitely got more pumps. However, after about 3 months of taking it, I started getting nauseated about 15 minutes into the workout, and I would have to stop to let my stomach settle down. I decided that maybe I should drop down to 1.5 scoops instead of 2, which seemed to cure the nausea. The only issue I have with Jack3d is that my endurance is great during the workout. Jack3d is a great product, though, and why it’s #2 on my list.
(1) 1.M.R. As I said above, this is the best pre-workout supplement on the market today! About 15 minutes after taking it I get the “Jack3d tingle,” but it’s a little different feeling. I then get this huge increase in energy that seems to last for the entire workout. Not only is my energy great, but so are my pumps and endurance. I literally feel like I can keep working out, even after I finish! I’ve been able to get in many more reps, and I’m noticing a difference in my muscle mass and definition. The only issue that I have with 1.M.R. is that I crash hardcore once the workout is over. However, I can care less because I know I got in an excellent workout. 1.M.R. gets two thumbs up and is #1 on my pre-workout supplement list.
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