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Do you guys use any supplements or preworkout drinks? My husband has bought a few and likes them but I didn't like them. I just purchased Energy and Endurance from Beachbody. I'm going to give it a try. Any recommendations?

Yes, I've tried quite a few of them...

I'm currently taking VPX Friction and really like it... tastes good, has a good list of ingredients on it (a lot of them don't) and really gets me going.

I've tried:

Jack3d Micro - too much "stim" feeling... like jittery, did not like.

PhD Wired - decent, but not great

C4 - Excellent, but I built up a tolerance to it quickly. This is a good one if you don't want to take any creatine.

1.M.R - Good, nice pump and energy... tastes like vomit. Not kidding. I had to choke it down every day.

NO Xplode - literally did nothing for me

N.O. Fury - Meh... same as Xplode really

I like ones with creatine, beta alanine and a good dose of caffeine to wake me up from sitting in my office chair all day when it's time to workout. Anything with caffeine works best obviously if you don't drink coffee/sodas all day and blunt your bodies reaction to the caffeine in the pre.

I usually get my stuff at Vitamin Shoppe... they have a good return policy. No questions asked refund. If I get one I don't like, I take it back.

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I really liked White Flood for a preworkout. But I only had a sample so I don't know how it holds up.

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Yes, I've tried quite a few of them...

I'm currently taking VPX Friction and really like it... tastes good, has a good list of ingredients on it (a lot of them don't) and really gets me going.

I've tried:

Jack3d Micro - too much "stim" feeling... like jittery, did not like.

PhD Wired - decent, but not great

C4 - Excellent, but I built up a tolerance to it quickly. This is a good one if you don't want to take any creatine.

1.M.R - Good, nice pump and energy... tastes like vomit. Not kidding. I had to choke it down every day.

NO Xplode - literally did nothing for me

N.O. Fury - Meh... same as Xplode really

I like ones with creatine, beta alanine and a good dose of caffeine to wake me up from sitting in my office chair all day when it's time to workout. Anything with caffeine works best obviously if you don't drink coffee/sodas all day and blunt your bodies reaction to the caffeine in the pre.

I usually get my stuff at Vitamin Shoppe... they have a good return policy. No questions asked refund. If I get one I don't like, I take it back.

I tried a pre a couple of years ago, liked it but it seemed to decrease in efficacy by half every time I took it. Seemed like a waste of money. Don't remember which one it was, but it didn't have creatine included.

How long have you been using VPX friction?

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I tried a pre a couple of years ago, liked it but it seemed to decrease in efficacy by half every time I took it. Seemed like a waste of money. Don't remember which one it was, but it didn't have creatine included.

How long have you been using VPX friction?

I have taken Friction last week and this week... so I'd say about 8 times. I have not noticed a drop off yet. We shall see. The way my normal workout works I usually take it four days in a row, then skip the fifth when I do cardio only.

So far one full scoop is good. Yesterday, and I don't know why this, it hit me really, really hard. It was shoulder day and I was pretty lit up time I got to the gym. I am sore today too... I went at it pretty hard.

I have never noticed a drop off like what you're saying Jase... with the C4 after about a month, I was up to almost two scoops... but nothing like half every other day...

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So...

I just found out about all of this stuff of about dimethylamylamine (formerly in jack3d and others) that have recently come out.

Not good.

http://www.nytimes.c...eaths.html?_r=0

I know that I must have been living under a rock, but... This is why pre-workouts give me the heebiejeebies a bit.

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I avoid the ones with dimethyl-whatever in them...

The version of Jack3d I tried did not have it... but it still gave me that stim jittery feeling I hate. Took it back.

I prefer the ones with caffeine... much smoother energy for me.

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I know Johnny Rockets took the old Jack3d... and he didn't die... did he?

True story. I went in a GNC looking for Jack3d after JR's ringing endorsement of it. The sales guy convinced me to go with a different brand (one of GNC's shadow brands probably.) Anyway that's the stuff that didn't last. And it gave me heart palpitations for a while. No more GNC for me for a multitude of reasons.

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I agree about GNC, they are pushy... and usually don't know what they think they do.

Boo's bf uses Jack3d and loves it too... it just makes me jittery and I hate that.

Come to think of it though, JR may in fact be a zombie... so, idk if I'd take advice from him.

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Jack3d is really, really bad for you. One I really liked was Assault by MusclePharm. N.O. Xplode was decent for me.

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Thanks for the recommendations.

Xplode or Assault, can't remember which one makes my entire body itch a little bit especially my mouth, so i figured i shouldn't be taking that one.

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