With any stimulant you have to be careful with the dosage that you take especially if you have a low-tolerance to caffeine and stimulants. The increase in heart rate might be dangerous for some.
For myself I try to stick with a pre-workout that gives you a PUMP, which you feel when you do your bicep curls, a tricep workout and so forth, that skin tearing feeling that your muscles are going to burst and tear your arms apart. I like being focused but when my arms swell up and get bigger, much more vascular and defined, I love it.
SuperPumpMAX really brings the veins out in me. I looked down at my arms yesterday and I swear the veins were going to come through my skin! That said, once I polish it off, I'm going to try just aminos for a while. I want something I can take throughout the day. Just ordered a bottle of ON Superior Amino 2222 (http://www.optimumnutrition.com/prod...abs-p-243.html). We'll see how that goes.
I just picked up http://www.isatoritech.com/product1....Product_ID=179 Isatori PWR as it was on sale from GNC's Cyber Monday sale along with a buy 2 get 1 free of Muscle Pharm Creatine so I am set for a good 6 months for Creatine haha
*edit* also forgot to mention i got the PWR for only 17$ on sale which I was like HELLS YES!!! Compared to 45$ for SuperpumpMax and 35$ for Jack3d
Yeah its a great product. Just trying to back down the stimulants some. Granted I workout at 430am so I may be back on board within a week. lol
Honestly if your waking up at 4:30am every morning to workout and weight lift, god bless you sir and you are going to need those stimulants, unless you are some sort of walking super-being that doesn't need that wake up boost , you will be right back to those stimulants haha, I tried it once, didn't work but I am off the coffee though!
The big deal about Jack3d.
"1,3 Dimethylamylamine is also known as Geranamine, Methylhexaneamine, or DMAA. It is a naturally-occurring constituute of the geranium plant. This plant has long been in the food supply and has traditionally been used for a wide variety of purposes. This particular constitute is a stimulant that provides energy and focus to the user. This is one of the things that separates Jack3d from the rest, and makes Jack3d the best pre-workout drink out there. 1, 3 Dimethylamylamine is safe in small doses. Never exceed recommended dosage and follow directions. Although there are no long-term studies on its usage, it has a long history of safe use. We will stay on the lookout for more information on geranamine. Geranium has been safely used as an herbal supplement for centuries, though."
Its a really good product. It actually has less caffeine than some other popular pre-workout sups. Which is why I recommend it to my friends that drink coffee or other things that may cause them to have a tolerance to caffeine. Sine the main source of energy is from the stems and not the caffeine. The downside is that people can build a tolerance to the stems in just a few months.
I myself take no xplode for my pre work out. It tastes like grape metal, but it gets the job done for me. It has more caffeine than jack. It's main push is the L-Argenine though. Also, it has a lot of fillers in it (like magnesium), so your scoops are WAY bigger than jack3d scoops, which is a downside.
I have never had a bad experience with either product. (other than some caffeine jitters)
I used to use jack3d as a preworkout regularly but its gotten to the point that some days I don't feel that jolt it use to give me. So for the most part I don't use a preworkout other than food. I save the Jack3d for days that I really need it.
I've taken up ski-diving on my way to the gym to get my adrenaline going.