The taste is MUCH better than JP8, though JP8 will becoming out with a grape flavour out this week or next. I will compare the two when it comes out. Also I believe they will make it stronger than before.
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Jacked is a great pre-workout formula. It gives me great energy and focus without being jittery. I have been dosing it at 1-1.5 scoops in the morning and the energy seems to last all day. The taste is good so it is easy to drink. The price is one the best values I have seen. I do not feel a big pump of this product but I do feel the. I makes me tingle. the only negatives I feel about this product is I feel like I need more BA and creatine if I only take 1-2 scoops a day to get the full benefits of them. This product also kills my appetite so I think I would be great for cutting.
The package came in the mail today before I went to the gym, and in it, as promised came the free sample of PowerFull, as I did not stack this today so I could honestly see how it stacked up for the first day.
My first time using this, I felt the normal "beta tingle" from the beta alanine, which I always kinda like personally.
I have stacked caffeine and geranium oil (sp?) before when I am draggin ass on certain days so I'm pretty familiar with my response to it.
At the gym I had legs today, and I must say that I did have a desire to keep pushing on my own, which I normally have a workout partner with me pushing me, but today I didn't.
I went to failure on all sets-
Squats: 4 sets: 15, 12, 10, 10
Hamstring Curls: 4 sets: 17, 13, 10, 8
Extensions: 14, 12, 10, 8
Standing Calf: 20, 18, 16, 15
It would have been easy to overtrain, but knowing my limitations, and legs being a weak area personally, I knew better, so instead I used the focus I had on abs killing them into the gnarly cramped state I am right now.
I gotta give Jacob a thumbs up on the product right now for a first day, but the taste could be tweaked some. I'm not complaining though, because I only used 2 scoops in 6 oz of water, I can slam it, as its a better taste than tequila!!
I got a good pump, strong energy and focus, and a desire to train, as I am not an easily motivated person to push too too hard and I normally have a partner screamin in my ear.
I see this being a solid seller on the market, and will continue to use this and update my thoughts.
Ok so last night was the serious test. My Mondays are long training days as I go to the gym and work shoulders, biceps, do about 20 min of cardio, then head to teach and do jiu jitsu.
I did the three scoop serving, and on the way to the gym I got the Beta tingle like last time, but a bit stronger because of the doseage, no biggie. My buddy and I started our workout and it went like this....mind you all sets go to failure:
60lbs DB set 1: 19 reps
70lbs DB set 2: 12 reps then drop set to
35lbs DB and crank out 10 more
DB side lateral:
30lb DB Set 1: 14 reps
Set 2: 12 reps drop set to
15lb DB to fail: 11 more reps
DB rear delt fly:
30lb DB Set 1: 13 reps
Set 2: 12 reps then drop set to
15lb DB to fail: 9 Reps
Set 1: 13 Reps
Set 2: 11 Reps
Set 3: 9 Reps
Cable Rope Hammer Curl:
70lbs Set 1: 19 Reps
Set 2: 14 Reps then drop set to
35lbs to fail: 12 Reps
Seated preacher curl (Machine, 1 arm at a time)
25lbs Set 1: 11 Reps
Set 2: 8 Reps Drop set
10 lbs to fail: 12 reps
20 Minutes on the stairmaster moderate intensity
The I go in and teach, test, and do jiu jitsu for about 2 hours.
I must say that Jacked got me through the night, where normally I am draggin after cardio. This stuff has me sold, and I was focused, energetic, and in a great mood the entire time, I could have easily overtrained but didn't. Needless to say, I am pretty sore today, but not too bad, feel great about my workout, and look forward to going back to the gym tonight to do back and tricept!!!!
Ok so here goes my 3rd workout on USP Labs Jacked:
All sets go to failure
Lat pull downs wide grip:
Set 1: 180lbs for 12 reps
Set 2: 180lbs for 10 reps
Set 3: 180lbs for 9 reps, drop set to 90lbs for 11 reps
Hammer Strength Rows (like bent rows, palm facing in, one side at a time)
Set 1: 90lbs for 19 reps
Set 2: 115lbs for 14 reps then drop set to 45 for 12 reps
Hammer Strength Rows (seated rows, palms facing upward)
Set 1: 180lbs for 15 reps
Set 2: 180lbs for 13 reps
Set 3: 180 for 11 reps, drop set to 90 lbs for 9 reps
Set 1: 25lbs 20 reps
Set 2: 25lbs 15 reps
Set 3: 25lbs 15 reps
Cable with handle tricep pull down (one at a time)
Set 1: 40lbs for 20 reps
Set 2: 50lbs for 15 reps then drop to 25lbs for 12 reps
Tricept dip machine:
Set 1: 170lbs for 20 reps
Set 2: 180lbs for 18 reps
Set 3: 180lbs for 16 reps
Cable rope pull down:
Set 1: 95lbs 23 reps
Set 2: 100lbs 18 reps, drop to 50 for 13 reps
20 min stairmaster 150 avg bpm
I found it easy to focus on pushing through the pain of the burn until muscle failure than usual, also to focus on the muscle contraction, rather than just going through the movements. I like this product a lot, I'm gettin ready to shower up and hit the sheets for some much needed rest, but this got me through my workout with extra steam to come home and do some cleaning after eating. Thumbs up to USP Labs so far, but lets see how it is 2 weeks from now.
Taste: not bad, I just chug the 6oz shot, its not loaded with sugars or anything extra which is good.
Pump I had a strong pump, but not until my workout was almost finished, in the mirror I was noticeably bigger than when I started, muscled were full, but it didn't stop me from really working my muscles like NO-explode would do prematurely, shortening my workout and its effectiveness
Energy I was strung out, as you can see from my monday workout, it gets me through for about 3-4 hours, and mentally focused enough to do weights, cardio, teach martial arts and do some training myself, with a smile on my face.
I wont say I broke an PRs because I haven't been keeping a log lately, but I know I was able to work harder for longer, and have an overall sense of well being, and as far as any other supps right now, its just protein and animal packs and Xtend intra-workout.
Conclusion I am happy with this product, as well as I have tried Recreate, USP Labs has my backing and I will continue to use their products in the future.
I hear that NutraPlanet just recieved a small supply of USPlabs Jacked....
i used one dose in conjunction with anabolic pump and wms/bcaa+eaa. and it was legs day, so i was definitely in need of a lite kick in the a$$. here we go!
had a lite lemon lime flavor, and almost like carbonation in a soda, making it, like others have said, taste like sprite or 7UP. i found it quite refreshing, and it wasnt too strong, wasnt too weak, tho i could stand to use less water to get a little more flavor in there.
no clumps, mixes with a spoon, and no floating exploders at the top of the glass, waiting to pop in your eye (no homo). and mixes very fast, and i only noticed a little bit of sediment at the bottom of the glass after sitting for a minute or so. definitely no complaints here!
i can honestly say this was the most intense stimulant experience ive ever had. i have not tried the famous ECA stack, but i have used adderall in my studies a couple times. and that will let you focus like no other. it is with great pleasure that i say i was more focused and dialed in with jacked than i was either time i used addy. it was such a perfect experience, and i only used 2 scoops. i actually used 2 scoops, sipping it while studying last night, pulling an all nighter, and it was perfect. i sit here now, with approximately 40 minutes of sleep, and feel great.
and the best part of the powerful stim, was it was smooth. i did not crash, or hit that low like with a quad shot of espresso or something. it slowly wore off, and i was back to normal within about 3 or 4 hours.
ill have to report back to this tonight or tomorrow when i do a chest tris routine or a back bis routine. i had a fairly good pump in my calves and quads, but it wasnt anything too crazy. better than normal, but ive had the same effects while using super pump, RPM, and core zap.
just waiting for the stim complex in this to come out
Hey timber, you said...
Unfortunate Side - Both RPM (3 caps) and JACKED gave me some uncomfortable throbbing pains at the left rear base of my skull during moments of extreme exertion (even with nice smooth deep breaths)... Its NOT caffiene, but it must be something else that the two have in common. The pains are usually only present for the first 2 to 3 exercises, then the pain tapers off with subsequent exercises. These are the only 2 PreWO supplements I have experienced this with.
This is fairly common and is caused by severe dilation of the blood vessels and capilaries during exertion, normaly when performing a movement like the bench press, as its common to hold your breath and exert as much force as you can while in that state, this puts enourmous pressure on blood vessels at the rear of the skull, not very dangerous, but a sign of highly elevated blood pressure at that point.
Hope that helps buddy...Russian
I posted this on another thread here: Jacked....My Review
May as well post it here and see if I can get something free out of it.
Day 1 (Monday, December 8)
Let me start off by saying, I am a hyper-responder. People who are non-responders are my opposite. Almost every supplement has some effect on me.
Anyways, I have been taking Vasocharge as a pre-workout supp for the last few months and have been very happy with the effects. I got the email from USP about Jacked and saw the $15.00 deal and went ahead and bought some. I didn't buy the 3 with free shipping because I was happy with Vasocharge and was just curious about the effects of the geranium in the Jacked.
I took the Jacked pre-workout today. I had already taken 2 Metabolifts- I got 2 bottles of it at Vitamin World for a dollar each, its basically your standard thermogenic blend of green tea, caffeine and guarana. Anyways, I took one scoop of Jacked and started driving to the gym a couple of minutes later. My heart began beating pretty fast and I was on the phone and started talking fast, almost like ephedra, but a cleaner feeling. I think it was from the geranium. I may look at getting bulk geranium from Nutraplanet, as the effect are awesome.
Anyways, got to the gym and I was fired up to work out. I started throwing around decent weights...no PRs, but I've been cutting and was still working decent poundages, so thats good. Each set I was getting momentum and the workout kept getting better. On my last set I was doing cable rows, and felt like a beast. My heart started pounding and it actually unnerved me a little, kind of like higher dosed clen or ephedra.
After that, I went to do 40 minutes of elliptical and had to go pretty slow to keep my heartbeat under 140. Anyways finished up and overall I thought it was an outstanding workout and here it is 5.5 hours later and I'm still pretty wired.
All in all, it was a great workout....I liked it quite a bit better than Vasocharge, and I'll stay with it as a staple long as the price stays reasonable. I'd recommend against dosing a thermogenic within a few hours of taking Jacked however.
Day 2 (Tuesday, December 9)
Did my second workout with Jacked today. I did one scoop again. I didn't feel the same rush on my way into the gym today, but performance was still outstanding.
I lifted for about a half an hour, doing a circuit with pretty good results. Again, no PRs, but I typically don't go to failure or anything like that when I lift. I then did 25 minutes on elliptical followed by 16 minutes at 8 minute miles on the treadmill. I'm trying to lower my 2 mile run time for my National Guard PT test. I had trouble running last time....something about weighing 280 pounds.
Anyways it was a good workout. I was able to control my heart rate better today, probably because I didn't dose a metabolift right before I took the jacked....I only did one when I woke up.
Jacked is definitely my favorite pre-workout supp and I'm going to keep using it.
USPLabs Jacked Review:
Was going to hold off on giving my review till I had a full week of workouts on it; but might as well do it now with the contest going on.
Recieved my 3 tubs of Jacked (& sample of PowerFull, which I haven't tried yet) on Tuesday 12/9.
"YIKES! That's a small tub! Did I just pay $15 bucks for that?!"
That was my first thought...but the size is not a bad thing considering the servings are small. Hoping a tub will last me about a month. Container size is decent actually, as it doesn't take up much room w/ all the other supps in the house. Glad I ordered 3 since I can keep one in my desk at work.
The packaging/label is decent; has the pharmecutical look to it...kinda cool. Fits with the 'all-killer, no-filler' theme of the product.
I mixed it with about 8~10oz of water in a shaker bottle & it mixed pretty completely, there was a little left at the bottom, but no clumping.
On the label it says: Characteristics: effervescent. That is a good word to sum up what happens when you mix it. It sorta bubbles up like soda & makes a hiss.
Taste is very subjective, but I would sum up the taste as decent. It's not bad by any means; but it doesn't have a strong flavor like Xtend or something. As other's have mentioned, it's sort of like Sierra-Mist....which, if you like Sierra-Mist, is a good thing. Since it's a pre-workout supp & you won't be sipping it over an extended period of time, taste doesn't need to be top priority IMO...just down it & go.
In a word: EXCELLENT! Well done USP!
I've only had a couple workouts on Jacked & both have left me feeling JACKED!
I started right away with 3 scoops about 30 minutes prior to working out. First day was back/shoulders & I had an awesome workout. Second workout was Legs which was equally as good & left my quads feeling very full.
Pumps from both workouts were excellent w/ my veins popping out like crazy. Energy & focus were thru the roof & lasted quite a long time beyond the workout. I felt I was able to make more of a mind/muscle connection. Strength was good during the workouts, these were not my heavy days so I did not set any PR's; but I did up the weight with ease on a couple exercises & stayed the same on some others. I feel Jacked helped me power thru my routine.
I have my Upper/Lower heavy compound days coming up & am really looking forward to what Jacked will help me move. Hoping to get a new PR on deadlifts this week.
Would I recommend Jacked/continue to use it?
Right now I would recommend it to others. My early impression is the price is right & the performance is great. If I continue to experience the same results I have in my first couple workouts, I'll continue to use it. If the effects fade over time (which I really hope they don't) I may have to try something else.
Inner circle price of $15/tub w/ free shipping if you buy 3 was really cool...thanks USP!!
I did not get tingles from the BA; but even when I supped with bulk BA I didn't get tingles...go figure.
Is there something in it that helps with joint pain?? On both workouts, a couple nagging pains didn't seem to be there. Could just be in my head...
Peri-workout I sipped on Xtend cut w/ bulk Leucine.
Other pre-workout supps tried: VasoCharge, which I only just started using before receiving Jacked, so i can't give a fair comparison.
That's it, hopefully it was clear enough for those who haven't tried it yet to get an idea of what to expect.
ok, i took my 1st dose of JACKED before my mid-day chest/arms session.
you want a review?...
That actually was pretty damn funny.
Background on myself:
Let me start off by saying I don't typically use Pre-workout supplements. Very few give me the results they say 'energy, pump, vascularity, etc'. The main results I see are either head ache or nothing at all. My favorite two pre-workouts are Superpump 250 and RPM (call me biased I don't care). Superpump offers me the intense energy, muscle swell, and extra boost that I sometimes enjoy to feel. RPM offers me a clean boost and nice thermogenic effect.
Past Pre-workout Experience:
VPX NO shotgun, RPM, Superpump 250, NO Xplode, MRI No2, Pslin, Core Zap, and more...
Recommended dosage is 3 scoops, I started off with 2 scoops because this is supposed to be"Extremely intense" and in mind for the meth head.
The Label is pretty cool. Its fairly simple ,but imo is designed to look like something you would see in a chemisty lab. Its simple colored and pretty cool. This part I liked Good Job USP on the labeling. Simple and interesting.
Taste was not that bad. Honestly, one of the best tasting Pre-workouts I have tried. I could careless about taste though, I like effectiveness. It smells like a lemon laundry detergent, but it tasted like a sierra mist as Jacob stated. You can feel a fizz in your mouth when drinking it and its pretty smooth.
Mixibility is fairly well. Not 100%, but its decent. It mixes a cloudy color similar to lemon juice. Jacked fizz like a soda (i thought this was interesting). It had a bit sitting on the bottom but I just swirled it and took it in.
Stim Effect 0/10
This was the most disappointing part to me. I felt nothing, literally nothing. I was shocked actually. Reading people reviews and knowing my rare intake of stims I was expecting to seriously feel something. Marketing also made me sure to feel something. 2 scoops was a let down for sure. I did however feel the beta alanine. The tingle kicked in in about 10 minutes and was nice. I love beta alanine. I plan to try 3 scoops to see if that is any different stim affect on me, I surely hope so.
Comparison between my favorite (SP250 Vs. Jacked):
First impression i would go with Sp250. I dont experience anything but positive sides from this. Also its priced pretty well. Although it contains quite a bit of ingredients it works as a preworkout stim and does it job. SP250 costs a bit more then what this is supposed to be priced at on the internet, but there are more servings and it has more a stim effect to me.
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