Could Drive be making me tired?
- 04-21-2008, 08:00 PM
Could Drive be making me tired?
I've been using RPM/Drive for six weeks now. I've had remarkable results from using them, and couldn't be happier.
Two weeks ago I noticed that approximately 60-70 minutes after taking the pre-workout dose, I got really sluggish and tired in the gym. It didn't happen every day, but two or three times a week, this happened to me.
I haven't switched anything up since the beginning - I take three Drive at 7am, and three Drive at 3pm, an hour before going to the gym. I also take four RPM at 3pm as well.
My sleeping patterns and diet have remained consistent throughout this, so I was unsure if it was the Drive or the RPM, although at a glance it would be hard to see RPM as the culprit.
On days that I skip the afternoon dose of Drive, I power through the workouts. When I use it, the sluggish feeling returns.
Is there any logical explanation for this?
- 04-21-2008, 11:56 PM
I personally instead of taking both Drive and RPM at 3pm, I would take the Drive at 2pm and then the RPM at 3pm.
- 04-22-2008, 07:31 AM
I experienced this when I first started RPM and Drive. Taper down the dosage. Ultimately the most I can handle without getting fatigue is either 3 caps of either RPM or Drive. If I take four I regret it. I could only handle taking it once a day. Hopefully the fatigue/tired feeling will wear off over time.
I researched the ingredients and I couldn't find any sides that included sloggishness/fatigue ect. If anything, I think it's the naringin. From what I hear, naringin can be unpredictable.
I suggest lowering the dosage and over time you may be able to bring it back up again.
04-22-2008, 11:41 AM
04-22-2008, 01:05 PM
04-22-2008, 01:27 PM
i experience this also with the preworkout dose. The morning dose doesnt make me tired at all though. I upped the rpm to 3 instead of 2 for more energy. I also take the drive at the same time... that might be the source of teh problem?
04-22-2008, 02:39 PM
I find with drive I really require more sleep than I normally would, I just make sure I get to bed early.
04-22-2008, 02:53 PM
Ah whoops, sorry I missed this till now. One thing that might cause it is that drive can slightly lower blood sugar levels, making you a little hypoglycemic. Try taking in a small amount of either simple or complex carbs maybe 1/2 hr after taking drive, but before workout.
04-22-2008, 08:07 PM
If you're currently taking anti-depressants or such, the naringin can have a profound effect on increasing circulating blood plasma levels on many compounds.
Freedom means nothing here.
04-23-2008, 02:21 PM
I'll incorporate carbs prior to the workout and see how that works. Yesterday, I used RPM pre-workout and took Drive afterward. No problems at all.
04-23-2008, 02:24 PM
yeah, doesn't necessarily need to be a lot of carbs, 10g would likely do it. probably better if its simpler carbs, just for speed purposes
04-23-2008, 04:39 PM
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