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    Default Favorite Pre-Workout Supplement?

    I've noticed a lot of pre-workout posts including my own. Seems to be a hot topic as many of us amp it up for the approaching summer season. Hoping for a sticky on this one so let's set up some ground rules for the mini reviews:

    1. Tell us what you are taking and how you are taking it. (How soon before? Intra as well? What type of mix?)

    2. I'm a big fan of Pros and Cons, but basically - tell us about what the product did or didn't do for you.

    3. Let's refrain from product links here if we can.

    4. Homemade pre-workouts count here. Don't be afraid to share yours

    5. Value is important to me, I'm sure it is to you too. Let's here about cost per serving and even tolerance buildups.

    6. Finally, an overall rating would be a nice touch.

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    I have been using EFX's K-OTIC for the past 4-5 months and love it! Great intensity, pumps and focus. No caffiene high or crash, as well as no stomach discomfort or "bubble guts".
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    I'm in love with 1MR. I get such good focus from it.
    Energy is pretty much the same because I'm young. I just feel my mind focused on counting reps ansd seconds during working out while on it. Recovery between sets seem to shoot up as well.

    Also I never seem to be fading from the effects, even towards the end of my cycles. Not many cons really. Taste is goose to me, I'm seen many bash the taste though.
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    I dont use pre workouts every day. Just one days where I need the boost. Usually from lack of sleep.

    Have a log here of what one I prefer.

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    I start with a good ratio whole meal. Once it is settled I like some AAEFX K-Otic or Kre-Alkalyn Pro. (depending on the day) Then head out to the gym (10 min's away).

    Both give me the extra push and intensity. K-Otic takes it to a whole new level in intensity and focus when I need it.

    Cons= K-Otic's taste. BUT they are bring out NEW and better flavors- New Fruit Punch (original updated) orange and grape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richknapp View Post
    Cons= K-Otic's taste. BUT they are bring out NEW and better flavors- New Fruit Punch (original updated) orange and grape.
    I remember Eric saying you guys were reworking the taste.

    In the meantime he suggested 2 things. One: mix it in Crystal Light, and two: use ice cold water. Both of those work well.

    Speaking of Eric where has he been?
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    Scivation Quake 10.0 30-45 mintues prior to a workout.

    I am interested to see what Marc and Team Scivation have up their sleeve with the release of Novem in a few weeks (the new pre-workout)

    1,3 free, and there are a few extra changes in the formula (whcih is on pre-sale in the M and S Store)

    I cannot wait to try it out!
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    Derail: Whatever happened to Scivation making a gainer?
    I'm 27 now....crap

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    At the moment i'm using naNO Vapour from Muscle Tech, 1.5 scoops 30 minutes prior to workout.
    Pro's - Nice energy boost, extra focus, increased strength.
    Con's - If I take more than 1.5 scoops I feel nauseous, pumps are not very impressive compared to others i've tried, taste is ok, but the aftertaste is terrible.
    Value is pretty good, can't remember how many servings you get out though.
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    Has anyone tried Cellucor C4?

    I am currently using Animal Pump, but can't really tell any difference with it. The caffeine is nice in the morning but the pump does not last long and i personally don't think it is any more intense than when not taking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LayzieBone085 View Post
    Scivation Quake 10.0 30-45 mintues prior to a workout.

    I am interested to see what Marc and Team Scivation have up their sleeve with the release of Novem in a few weeks (the new pre-workout)

    1,3 free, and there are a few extra changes in the formula (whcih is on pre-sale in the M and S Store)

    I cannot wait to try it out!
    Any chance there will be logs for Novem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdworld View Post
    Has anyone tried Cellucor C4?
    I am currently using Animal Pump, but can't really tell any difference with it. The caffeine is nice in the morning but the pump does not last long and i personally don't think it is any more intense than when not taking it.
    I've got a bottle of the Cellucor C4 and have been using it for about 3 weeks. It's more of a fat burner than a pre workout supplement. Getting great energy throughout the day with this product and it's one of the better fat burners I have tried.
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    Quake was my favorite when it was new to my body.... jack3d Pushed me to my 315 squat so i like it. but i also take beta-alanine on the side

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    Quote Originally Posted by linedriver465 View Post
    Any chance there will be logs for Novem?
    No idea. I just follow orders given to me from Marc/Rob or higher order from Scivation. The one to bug would be Marc/Rob about allowing for logs on the product, if they give the OK i will set it up!
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    1MR and SuperPump MAX (when Gaspari have some back out again, I suggest trying it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linedriver465 View Post
    Any chance there will be logs for Novem?
    We should be able to hook some up, I'll hit Marc up when we get our first stocks (after the Arnold)
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    K-otic and 1MR
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    good focus
    good sustained energy
    no jitters or shakes
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    K-OTIC

    Pros
    excellent energy and focus
    cons
    taste thats the only cone but I've heard they have a grape flavor and redid the fruit punch. Can't wait to try it.

    Presurge was also really good. Ihave nothing bad to say about that one either.
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    I of course love 1 MR and have been using it for months. I always get the same great energy and focus. I also have not cycled off of it for 4 months and still feel the same great energy since the first day I took it. I did decide to try a new product from Allmax called Razor8 Blast Powder. The first time I took it was last Friday when I deadlifted 405 X7 and the first 4 reps felt light. I reckon that's a good enough review of Razor8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien View Post
    We should be able to hook some up, I'll hit Marc up when we get our first stocks (after the Arnold)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatter View Post
    I did decide to try a new product from Allmax called Razor8 Blast Powder. The first time I took it was last Friday when I deadlifted 405 X7 and the first 4 reps felt light. I reckon that's a good enough review of Razor8
    42mg of 1,3 dim per serving?!?!

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