Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. -Rippetoe
woops..... i voted
Yo rep what do you want us to compare about the two supplements (energy, stamina, pumps ect.)? Just let me know and I will do
FYI - I was on PUMP all last week and startedthis morning. I'll post final review after Fridays workout.
I took shock this morning not realizing you wanted us to run Pump first my fault for not logging on over the weekend. Anyway so far i am not a fan of Shock. It just made me jittery and feel unfocused. Also I felt very nauseous this morning too. It just wasn't a good energy for me in the gym.
Only the best for Animal and Universal
Anyone got thoughts on a winner yet?
OK, I'm done. Took the last of the Shock Therapy this morning on my way to the gym.
Let me lay out how I used both. I generally wake up at about 0430 in the morning, walk my dog, get dressed and hit the road by 0510. I take either Animal Pump or Shock Therapy during the 35-40 min drive in to the gym. I'm lifting 3x a week utilizing DC training. Heavy, intense workouts to say the least if you know about DC.
Anyway - here goes.
EFFECTIVENESS: 5 STARS out of 5.
I'd taken this previously, but had been off of it for about 7 months. I missed it. Pump gives me a great boost in the gym and keeps my workout going strong through those intense Rest/Pause sets where I often feel I can't squeeze out another rep until my spotter just tells me to do it myself, he isn't helping unless the weight moves backwards. Even after my workouts, I feel like Pump gives me a boost throughout the rest of the morning. Focus and energy are never an issue when utilizing PUMP.
EASE OF USE: 3 stars out of 5.
Sure - 9 pills are a bit intimidating initially, but before you know it, you down them without even realizing you are done. There is no nasty aftertaste and I have never burped any of it up, etc.
SHOCK THERAPY: Grape flavor.
EASE OF USE: 4 STARS
OK - I mixed it with water. Tasted like a grape flavored kool-aid or something along those lines with a slight powdery taste. It didn't bother me at all though, and by day 3 I was looking forward to drinking something other than water anyway. LOL. There was a little left in the bottom each time that had to be whisked around to get it mixed up. It settles if you don't drink it right up.
EFFECTIVENESS: 3 STARS out of 5.
My workouts were still pretty good, but I didn't quite feel the energy boost with ST that I did with PUMP. I still had solid focus and endurance throughout my workouts and made gains this week as required by DC, so that was great. But, overall, I missed the boost that PUMP gives me.
RESULT - Give me my ANIMAL PUMP. I love the way that I get a 2nd wind on PUMP and feel like doing even more after my workout is actually complete. Sometimes I just go do some cardio just to burn off that excess energy. I didn't feel that urge while on ST.
Both are great products and for someone who isn't looking for that energy boost feeling, ST will be a great addition to their supplement regimen, but for me.....waking up at Oh-dark-thirty, I need something to kick-start my day and get my mind motivated for growing some new muscle and ANIMAL PUMP is that something I need!!!
Thanks a ton Universal and Animal for the chance to do this review - I hope to keep in your good graces and get another shot at another review again in the future.
I'd gladly answer any questions any one has.
Great write up Nole. Vote in the poll which one you prefer as well.