Pre-workout powder Experiences

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by OlyLowLife**, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. OlyLowLife**

    OlyLowLife** Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington
    I'm using this stuff called JACK3D right now and Id say it works fairly well. Gives me the energy to push out the heavy reps but its the after affects that are starting to make me reconsider ever touching this stuff again.

    Problems:
    1.After the workout I'm a hopped up crazy man for the next 4 hours or so. If someone said dude, there's illegal substances in that stuff I wouldn't be surprised at all. I'm not sure what ingredient that's in it that makes me feel like I'm the fucking Hulk but damnn. I would defiantly recommend taking a scoop be4 a fight if anything.

    2. Sex drive is completely gone. I mean nothing. I forget why women are even needed when Im on that shit. Then after about 3 days without taking it, I awake back to the vagina slave I started off as. I literally stopped taking this stuff because my gf was like WTF, why dont you wanna fuck me.

    Similar stories? Or am I alone in this?
     
  2. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,241
    Likes Received:
    821
    jack3d, 1mr, no ignite yes, they are indeed drugs...
    actually they make coke seem mild, yes mild, and that
    is in no way an exaggeration.

    jack3d been reformulated you should have tried the
    original version...crazy

    Some have adderall metabolites (1mr) and others will pop
    you for amphetamines on a urinalysis (old jack and no ignite)
     
  3. riddumnation619

    riddumnation619 White Belt

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    san diego, california
    i was on the same stuff, i didnt like it at all. i mean it worked, i would be able push through my workouts way better than i could without it but it says to take it about 30 minutes before and that was too soon for me so i took it an hour ebfore and it still made my stomach feel like shit. another thing, this could be just me, i kinda had reactions to it. my scalp would get itchy and my skin would get really hot, i felt like a crackhead or something. not sure about the sex drive thing though, dont remember, i never used it for long periods of time. it was just once here or there, my container is pretty much full.
     
  4. mac16

    mac16 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,255
    Likes Received:
    25
    All I ever did was take 40 grams of whey protein 3 times a day when I was in my heavy lifting period.

    I went from 170 to 190 in about 6 months from doing it. Don't know why you would ever want any of that other crap that is out there.
     
  5. OlyLowLife**

    OlyLowLife** Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington
    Yeah my sister took some for whatever reason and said it just made her really itchy and feel weird lol Im definitely done with that crap tho
     
  6. FalconPunch

    FalconPunch White Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    The beta alanine is what causes the tingling/prickling.

    It has caffeine, which would account for the increased body temperature.

    I've tried 1,3 dimethylamylamine (geranium oil) and found that it was a pretty strong stimulant, especially taken with caffeine, but the burnout was awful.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  7. Faite

    Faite Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    0
    I honestly can't stand or understand how the fuck shit like this sells. But I will admit I bought into the hype.

    I think the last garbage I bought was No-xplode, complete fucking trash. If I wanted to feel like shit before I work out I could stay up 3 days and have the same effect. I just don't get why you would wanna feel so hyped up before a workout.

    For me I'd rather have something that calms me more so I can be more in tune with my muscles. I used to smoke before I worked out, was some of the most intense workouts I've ever had because of how focused I was.

    Do they make anything that doesn't make you feel like a fucking rabbit and actually help you concentrate?
     
  8. iThrillhouse

    iThrillhouse Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Messages:
    12,587
    Likes Received:
    5,416
    first stuff i bought was MuscleTech NaNO vapor....worked once (mildly) but was complete garbage and didnt really do anything.

    i got a sample of a controlled labs white flood or purple wraath whichever one is the preworkout stuff. and that stuff had my heart racing and was good for the workout but right after i was done my legs itched like a motherfucker. Every movement/twitch/breeze just made them itch like there was no tomorrow it was awful

    Currently I use MRI black power and it works fantastically no complaints yet.
     
  9. ZappBrannigan

    ZappBrannigan ส้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้้ ้ ส้้้้้้้้&#3

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,084
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    i like using jack3d.. i work nights and ive been taking summer classes.. So i'll work till 7am.. go home.. take jack3d and lift for a few hours and then when i go to class im not falling asleep
     
  10. pliftkl

    pliftkl Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,298
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Seriously? That's insane. If your body isn't going to adapt after the workout of the first hour, I'm not sure what you think you'll get out of the second or third hours...
     
  11. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Messages:
    11,665
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    UK
    [​IMG]
     
  12. kjos8035

    kjos8035 White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been cycling on and off pre-workout supps for the past few years. It's the best way to do it if you're going to, because your body definitely get's used to/partially addicted to having that before a workout, and it gradually becomes less effective.

    I started out using Blackpowder, which had a decent taste. I believe it does have creatine which I feel helps before a workout, but damn I had to drink twice as much water during the workouts to keep hydrated.

    After cycling off blackpowder, my buddy told me about Dark Rage. The shit is absolutely ridiculous in every sense of the word. Not only does it literally make you feel like you're on crack cocaine and meth at the same time, but it also makes you want to throw up while drinking it, and during the first 20-30 minutes of your workout.

    I basically have a full tub of it left because I just could no longer stand having to brush my teeth after drinking it to get the taste out of my mouth, and feeling like throwing up during a workout hurt me more than the insane rage feeling helped.

    Preworkouts are a love hate relationship.
     
  13. OlyLowLife**

    OlyLowLife** Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington
    I agree. I love feeling like a fucking wack job when Im on it yet I dislike not being able to use my cock on my girl sooo definitely a love hate thing lol
     
  14. kjos8035

    kjos8035 White Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't really understand where the lack of sex drive would come from lul.
     
  15. OlyLowLife**

    OlyLowLife** Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington
    Me either but it happens. Ive checked in some other forums about that problem 2 and alot ppl agreed it lowered there sex drive tremendously as well so idk its a very good question.
     
  16. KOnah

    KOnah Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    7,960
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Wabash&Lake
    Oat protein smoothie with instant coffee granules for flavor & gogo works for me.
     
  17. StinkFist**

    StinkFist** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,415
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Smoking in A minor
    I take L-Arginine in free-form (non-capsule) about 30 minutes prior to workout. Gives me good energy and its good for you. Tastes horrible though
     
  18. huer

    huer White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uh-oh, here come the "regulars"...

    [​IMG]

    Am I a "regular" now? Sorry, I stole your thunder, Immovablestone.

    Just so you know, arginine is a bad word around here. Whatever works for you...
     
  19. StinkFist**

    StinkFist** Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,415
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Smoking in A minor
    so i deduce that you dont take arginine and would even further venture to guess that you have nothing to contribute to this discussion
     
  20. huer

    huer White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wasn't making fun of you. I was just getting a dig on the so called "regulars". Usually when someone mentions arginine or nitric oxide in this forum it's responded to with the face palm, "GTFO!", "STFU" "Go back to where you belong, outsider". Actually, all that should be put in a sticky and then a regular can just tell them to "Read the fucking stickies".

    I say go for it, if it works for you.

    I have tried arginine in the past. Now, I usually use something BCAA based or just take BCAA's and some caffeine.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.