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Updated 1MR Review

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I have taken some time off from pre-workout supplements because I was really focusing on getting lean for all the Beachbody Events that have been going on over the past 2-3 months. The little bit of creatine that’s in pre-workout supplements causes me to retain some water, and I don’t like the “bloated” look. However, now I am done with my “travel season” until February so I have started back on my favorite pre-workout supplement again, 1.M.R.

For the past few weeks I’ve had a tough time doing any resistance training because I’ve been traveling, so I have been doing mostly cardio workouts. When I follow just cardio workouts for even a short period of time, I lose muscle mass quickly! Yesterday was probably the 2nd resistance workout that I’ve done in 3 weeks, and I decided to do P90X Shoulders & Arms. I went out and purchased the new Orange 1MR, and I was surprised that it tasted OK. If you have ever tried 1.M.R. before, for it to taste OK is saying a lot because it normally tastes like crap! You have to choke it down, but then again, you don’t purchase pre-workout supplements for the taste.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had any pre-workout supplements, so very shortly after I took it I started to have that “tingly” feeling that you get from the beta alanine. Within 10 minutes I started to feel that awesome rush of energy, and not too long after that I began my workout. I literally don’t think I’ve had a better workout in the past 4-5 months than I did last night! It completely solidified why I have thought that 1MR is the best pre-workout supplement on the market.

I was completely surprised with the amount of reps that I was able to get and how short of time I took in between sets. I would bust out 15 reps of regular curls and then get 10-12 more just a minute afterwards. After going through two sets of the regular curls, my arms were literally numb, which is something I don’t think I’ve experienced in a LONG time! The shoulder exercises were the same way, and I was very surprised with the amount of reps that I was able to get after not doing much resistance training for 3 weeks. I was able to maintain my energy and stamina throughout the entire workout, which is another reason why 1.M.R. is the best pre-workout supplement.

After the workout, though, I was completely shot. As I have said before in previous 1MR Reviews, after I am finished with my workout I hit a wall and crash hardcore. It’s strange because I have talked to other people, and they don’t experience the same thing, but I literally feel exhausted and spaced out about a half hour after I finish my workout. However, I really don’t mind because it makes me feel that I got in an AWESOME workout, which I did. I actually ended up going to bed around 11 PM because I was that exhausted!

Today my biceps and shoulders and REALLY hurting! 1.M.R. is a great pre-workout supplement, and I’m excited to get back on it and take my workouts to a whole new level!

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  1. Is there anywhere to get it at like stores, such as the “vitamin shoppe” or “Walmart” or some where else??? Idk if I can get it off here but I really want it, fast to for my workouts!

  2. Kevin G. /

    Yeah man I crash hard after a workout on 1.M.R. too. You are not alone.

  3. I just finished my first tub of 1.M.R. and I felt the same way after my first couple workouts, they went great! But at about the 3rd workout, I had already become immune to it and hardly experienced any effects with “pumping” up my workout. And having to take more than a scoop with such a small tub became real pricey! I think N.O. Xplode was the best bang for my buck.. but I would still like to try Jacked.

  4. @Jason. I get it at Vitamin Shoppe!

  5. Matt Edwards /

    I don’t mind the taste of Blue Raspberry! Fruit punch, lemon-lime not so much.

  6. Jack3d is excellent. Just be prepared for the frozen body parts and the itchy feeling. By that time, you know you’re ready to go….

  7. Woot! You finally picked up the orange like I recommended. Soooo much better eh?

  8. Seth T. /

    I have Blue Raspberry, and love it. I do my workouts in the morning Josh, and don’t notice a crash. Do you do yours in the evening? Maybe that could contribute to your crashing. Doesn’t really matter though, as long as you get in a good workout. And I get mine at Super Supplements.

  9. Josh, would you advise against using Creatine during Phase 1 of P90x the Fat Shredder Plan, becaue of the water retetion… ?

  10. @Braden. Yeah, it’s much better!

  11. @Seth. Yeah, I work out in the evenings.

  12. @Kalen. Yeah, I wouldn’t use it in Phase 1.

  13. do you think that you could do a review of Assault by MusclePharm?

  14. @John. I’ve never tried it before.

  15. Kevin G. /

    Hey Josh,

    Is there any studies that say pre-workouts can be harmful to your body or heart? I know I get a huge rush from 1.M.R. I was just wondering. I know Tony is a big anti-caffeine guy, and I have cut out all other caffeine and decreased alcohol dramatically thanks to Tony’s book. It says on the label there are 300 mg of caffeine in 1 serving. I know you do your homework, so I figured I would ask. Let me know what you think.


    Kevin G.

  16. Josh /

    @Kevin. I actually have never seen any studies that show that pre workout supplements are bad for you, so I guess I really don’t know.

  17. Kevin G. /

    Haha thats good enough for me. They are legit. Thanks man.

  18. have you noticed any side effects?

  19. @Evan. I crash afterwards.

  20. Jerry /

    Hi Josh,

    I was just curious if you think a preworkout supplement would help/hurt the visibility of my abs. Ive been dieting very hard but have not yet seen my abs so im wondering whether or not a preworkout would work against me or help me. While it could bloat me, I could also see it retaining water in my abs and thus making them stick out. What do you think?


  21. Josh /

    @Jerry. It all depends on how your body responds man. Really, the only thing you can do is try it out and see what happens.

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