I finished my bottle ofon Wednesday. Thank you to Matt for letting me try it.
Please note that the circumstances under which I used Activate Xtreme were a little different than normal (and results were due to my particular experience): I broke my left scaphoid on 5 February, and was casted until 23 March (i.e. 6.5 weeks), during which time I could NOT do ANY resistance training. Because of the extreme pain in my left wrist I didn't start back in the gym until 30 March. I then gave myself 2 weeks to get 'reused' to lifting before I began using Activate Xtreme.
What is it?
* Increases Lean Mass
* Boosts Sex Drive
* Amplifies Testosterone
* Promotes Strength and Performance
For more information see: Drive Sports Activate Xtreme.
Formula: 9/10. I have wanted to use Activate Xtreme for some time now, to do as I did: Stack with Drive and , since the formula complements them perfectly re goals of increasing and strength.
Taste: 9/10. There was no taste, per se. However, the first week using Activate Xtreme I noticed the aftertaste that I get when using products with Icariin in, and it was slightly stronger than usual (probably because I was using THREE products (Activate Xtreme, Drive, and ) with Icariin in).
Lean Mass: 9/10. Pre-injury I was 51kg (i.e. 112.2lb) at 10% BF; the first day I started taking Activate Xtreme I was 50kg (i.e. 110lb) at 11.3% BF. In the 9.5 weeks from injury to beginning Activate Xtreme I lost 1.55kg (i.e. 3.4lb) of LBM and gained 0.55kg (i.e. 1.21lb) of BF. After 30 days of Activate Xtreme I was 53kg (i.e. 116.6lb) at 10.5% BF; that means a total overall gain of 3.085kg (i.e. 6.787lb) in LBM and a LOSS of 0.085 (i.e. 0.187lb) of BF. This means that I actually have MORE LBM (and more BF) NOW than I did pre-injury, with an extra 1.53kg (i.e. 3.366lb) of LBM and 0.465kg (i.e. 1.023) BF. The extra 3kg (i.e. 6.6lb) LBM gain (although NOT ALL of it will be muscle mass) is noticeable, especially in my arms and legs. From the day I started taking Activate Xtreme to the end of the bottle, re girths: Arms (relaxed) - +2cm, arms (flexed) - +2.5cm, shoulders - +1cm, thighs (1cm below gluteal fold) - +2cm, calves (relaxed) - +0.7cm, calves (flexed) - +0.5cm (note that girths for chest, waist, and hips remained UNchanged).
Strength: 8/10. When I started back in the gym I had lost considerable strength on most exercises from pre-injury levels. Over the weeks my strength slowly progressed, until it was almost at pre-injury levels. On some exercises it SURPASSED pre-injury strength, and others it did not (primarily because of left wrist pain). Just to give an example of strength increases from the first week back in the gym (i.e. week 1), to the week starting Activate Xtreme (i.e. week 3), to the last week/finishing Activate Xtreme (i.e. weeks 5-6):
* Close-Grip Pull-Ups (all to fully extended elbows, no cheating): Week 1 - 6, 5, 3, 2; week 3 - 6, 5, 5, 4; weeks 5-6 - 12, 8, 6, 5.
* Barbell Deadlifts: Week 1 - 4x6 @ 100.32lb; week 3 - 4x8 @ 100.32lb; weeks 5-6 - 4x6 @ 132.44lb.
* Barbell Bench Press (BB BP): Week 1 - I could not even do BB BP even with a 44lb BB, due to the pain in my left wrist; Week 6 - From weeks 1-5 I did variations and progression of push-ups; in week 6 I attempted BB BP for the first time since my initial attempt in week 1, and managed to progress over 4 sets to using 99.22lb (although a little off pre-injury strength, still not bad for having NOT done the exercise in 6 weeks).
* Barbell Clean and Press: Week 3 - Started doing this exercise for the first time (since doing dummbell shoulder press still caused extreme pain in left wrist), and was only using the 50.6lb BB for 4x12; weeks 5-6 - I had progressed to doing 4x12-15 @ 64.24lb.
* Dips: Week 1 - Unable to do Dips, due to the excessive pain in my left wrist; week 3 - 3x12 @ b/w, but relying heavily on right side (i.e. left side contributing nothing to the movement whatsoever), and left hand 'fisted'; weeks 5-6 - 6-8x8-12 @ 114% b/w, and, although still in quite some pain, using left side more, no longer just using right side.
Performance: 7.5/10. Strength - Increased rather well, although I cannot say whether it was just natural progression and determination or the Activate Xtreme (and other supplements' help). - N/A, since is pretty high already. Speed - N/A, since speed endurance is very high already. Speed - Got faster on the runs that I did do; but runs done WERE HIIT Runs, and speed hard to assess. Fitness - Resting Heart Rate (RHR) first day of using Activate Xtreme was 40 bpm, and is now 38 bpm; so a small increase in fitness (but this could also be because I am a highly conditioned athlete, and due to being able to train properly again).
Testosterone Levels: N/A. Although I would have liked to see the changes in my hormone levels from pre to post-Activate Xtreme, I was not able to get bloods done this time.
Sex Drive: N/A. My sex drive is NOT dependent upon a supplement, no matter WHAT I use. Period.
Overall: 8.5/10. Although I made some incredible progress over the 30 days of using Activate Xtreme, I stacked it with Drive and IGF-2, and I believe that my gains were a result of using all three products.
Would I use it again? Yes, because I want to see what Activate Xtreme can do when I am in my regular pattern of exercise/fitness, and not having just returned from 7.5 weeks of NOT being able to train because of a broken wrist. Next time I would take Activate Xtreme as either a standalone for one bottle; or use 2 bottles (i.e. 60 days), with 30 of those days stacked with other products, and 30 days used as a standalone, to compare results.
Would I recommend? Yes. Especially for females who are looking to gain muscle mass and strength and stay relatively lean at the same time. This is a much safer option that using hormonal products; and as long as they are not too concerned with birth control, then Activate Xtreme is an excellent choice. Stack it with products like Drive and IGF-2, and you'll see results.
This review is also available in my log (post #358) in the Supplement Reviews/Logs subsection of the Supplements Forum: The Female Terminator Chronicles.